Sunday, December 12, 2010; 12:09 AM
William E. Gaines, 87, a Navy engineer for 44, years died Dec. 4 of
congestive heart failure at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring.
Mr. Gaines, a Silver Spring resident since 1956, was a program manager for
the Naval Special Warfare Command, where he worked on underwater
ordnance systems for the Navy SEALs. He retired in 1986.
William Emory Gaines was born in Washington and graduated from Central
High School. He began working for the Navy in 1942.
Mr. Gaines received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from
George Washington University in 1948 and a master's degree in engineering
administration from GWU in 1950.
Mr. Gaines was once commissioner of the Hillandale Baseball Association in
A son, Wayne Gaines, died in 1995.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Frieda Nobey Gaines of Silver Spring;
a daughter, Linda Schloer of Silver Spring; five grandchildren; and two
-- Timothy R. Smith