Our Obituaries

Donald Granbery West

March 6, 1927 - January 21, 2018


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Evanthia Ann Kontos

June 2, 1943 - January 18, 2018

Evanthia Ann Kontos On January 18, 2018 passed to eternity surrounded by her loving family. A native Washingtonian born to proud immigrants Nicholas Gust of Andros, Greece and Pauline Kontos of Smyrna, Turkey on June 2, 1943. Loving Mother to Joanna Pedas and Nicolette Marmaras. Beloved Yiayia to Theodore and Paulina Pedas, and mother-in-law to George Pedas. She joins her brother Deno Kontos...
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Sandra Kay Reavey

March 13, 1940 - January 17, 2018


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Charles William Bartsch

March 23, 1951 - January 17, 2018


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Louise OPPENHEIM

June 22, 1931 - January 16, 2018


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Laurie Ellen Wolynec

December 27, 1955 - January 15, 2018


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Lorenzo Tedesco

September 22, 1942 - January 13, 2018

Lorenzo R. (Rick) Tedesco Passed away from complications of esophageal cancer on January 13, 2018. Rick was born September 22, 1942. He is survived by his father, Alphonse Tedesco, of Bradenton, Florida and brother, George Tedesco (Maggie), of Edwards, Colorado. A Mass of Christian Burial was held January 18, 2018, at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. Interment to follow at a...
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Jacqueline Greer Aanenson

February 18, 1923 - January 11, 2018

Jacqueline Greer Aanenson passed away at home early in the morning of January 11, 2018. She was 94 years old and lived a marvelous life. However, the last nine years became more difficult as she lost her husband of 64 years, Quentin, and began her descent into Alzheimer's Disease. Jackie was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on February 18, 1923. Her father was a school principal and her mother a...
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Elizabeth A. Ross

November 10, 1920 - January 11, 2018

Elizabeth Ann Ross, born November 10th, 1920, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2018. She was surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth was raised in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, and became a loyal Washingtonian in 1946. For 56 years, she was the beloved wife of the late Daniel M. Ross, a former Marine, defense contract attorney, and Washington area real estate developer. She was a devoted...
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Alice Corneille Cardozo

March 30, 1912 - January 10, 2018

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Alice Corneille Cardozo died peacefully at her home in Washington, DC, surrounded by her family and the spirit of her late husband Michael H. Cardozo IV. Alice is survived by her children, Michael H. Cardozo V, Julia Cardozo Eisendrath, Alice Rebecca Cardozo; her grandchildren Ben Eisendrath, Mark Eisendrath, Eden Cardozo Levy, Julia Cardozo, Michael Cardozo VI;...
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Shawn William Brimley

June 27, 1977 - January 9, 2018

Shawn William Douglas Brimley, of Washington, DC, died January 9, 2018, after a battle with colon cancer at age 40. He was an adoring and devoted husband and father who lived for his family more than anything else. He was also passionate about his work. One of the country's most respected defense intellectuals, Shawn was a brilliant analyst who added much to our understanding of the most pressing...
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Priscilla Buck Alfandre

September 15, 1927 - January 9, 2018

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David H. Andrews

November 10, 1928 - January 7, 2018

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Larry McGowan

May 19, 1928 - January 5, 2018

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Helene N. Devay

April 13, 1919 - January 4, 2018

Preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Devay; her daughter, Lauren D. Franker; and her son, Daniel A. Devay. She is survived by her grandchildren, Stephen E. Frankel, Mindy A. Frankel and Robert B. Devay II. The service will be held Joseph Gawler's Son Funeral Home Hagan Chapel on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Internment following the service at Arlington Cemetery of Chizuk in...
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Madeleine Julia Brown

December 7, 1923 - January 3, 2018

Madeleine J. Brown, age 94, passed away gently and peacefully January 3, 2018 at Capital Caring Hospice, located in Providence Hospital, Washington, DC. Born in Paris, France, December 7, 1923 and raised in Paris and Chartres, she received her nurses training from 1945-47 and received her French Diploma in Nursing (RN) in 1947. She came to the United States in 1948 with her American soldier...
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Jane D. Highsaw

February 19, 1921 - January 1, 2018

Jane Dunlap Highsaw died at the age of 96 of congestive heart failure on Jan. 1, 2018 at Brighton Gardens Friendship Heights Assisted Living in Chevy Chase, MD.She was born on Feb. 19, 1921 in Jacksonville, Illinois, the younger child of parents Ralph Dunlap and Sarah Louise Capps. At Jacksonville High School she competed in state and national tournaments in debate and extemporaneous speaking,...
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Clay William Griffin

December 13, 1960 - December 31, 2017

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Lorraine Thal

September 9, 1938 - December 31, 2017

Lorraine "Lila" Thal, Advocate for Disability Rights, 1938-2017Lorraine "Lila" Thal, passed away at home in the early morning hours of December 31st, 2017 after a battle with lymphoma. She was 79 years old. A long time advocate with a powerful sense of social justice, her friends and colleagues frequently described her as "quiet but strong."Born Lorraine Gringer on September 9, 1938 at the Jewish...
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Linda A. E. Lafferty

April 17, 1934 - December 29, 2017

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Marie K. Bennett

July 19, 1924 - December 21, 2017

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Charles Everett Hoyt

January 30, 1937 - December 20, 2017

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Harold Frederick Mays

March 22, 1936 - December 20, 2017

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Eric HUGH

March 15, 1929 - December 18, 2017

Waldorf, MD - Eric Hugh, Sr., 88, died Monday, December 18, 2018 at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center after a period of prolonged illness.He leaves behind his firstborn son Eric A. Hugh, his daughter Dr. Ann Marie Hugh, and son Andrew Hugh. Also surviving him is a stepdaughter from a previous marriage, Carol Chew. Eric was most happy when he was around his grandchildren...
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Edward Leon Rowny

April 3, 1917 - December 17, 2017

In Memory of Lieutenant General (Retired Army) and Ambassador Mr. Edward Leon Rowny April 3, 1917 ~ December 17, 2017 Services will be held at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament 3630 Quesada St NW, Washington, DC 20015; Saturday January 27, 2018 with an open casket visitation 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. and the funeral mass will follow at 11 a.m. A remembrance event and reception will begin at 1 p.m....
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Max Grunstein

January 29, 1924 - December 11, 2017

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Mary Lou Mayhew

August 30, 1927 - December 8, 2017

Mary Lou Hill Mayhew On Friday, December 8th, 2017 Mary Lou Mayhew of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Loving wife of Donald McLane Mayhew for 61 years; mother of Mary Mayhew (John Juenemann), Paul M. Mayhew, Michael A. Mayhew, Beth Ann (Daniel) Mowrey, Donald N. (Erika) Mayhew, and Catherine (Jim) Kuhn; grandmother of 22 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Mary Lou grew up in Pontiac, Michigan and...
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Robert James Cerullo

August 15, 1943 - December 7, 2017

Robert J. Cerullo (age 74), of Washington, DC, and Bethany Beach, DE, passed away at his Capitol Hill home in Washington on December 7, 2017, following a long illness. Bob was born in Masontown, Pennsylvania, the son of John and Lucy Cerullo. He was devoted to his family, and is survived by his beloved sisters, Dolores Cerullo Santella (husband William deceased) and Carol Cerullo Del Grosso ...
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Ludwig Wahbe Tamari

July 7, 1927 - December 7, 2017

Ludwig Wahbe Tamari, born in Jaffa, Palestine on July 7, 1927, passed away peacefully at his home in Potomac, Maryland on December 7, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Devoted husband of Myr Hanania Tamari;Loving and proud father of Wahbe, Rula and Marwan;Dear brother of Abdullah, Joseph, Diana, Nina and Farah;His greatest joy was being the loving grandfather of Marwan, Farrah, Ludwig,...
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Barbara White Lamade

October 22, 1920 - December 4, 2017

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Susan Fong

January 1, 1958 - December 1, 2017

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Nona Fern Baker

April 22, 1919 - November 30, 2017


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Walter Morgan Johnson

September 17, 1923 - November 28, 2017

Walter Morgan Johnson Jr. Was born on September 17, 1923 and died peacefully at his home on November 28, 2017. Mr. Johnson was born in Washington, DC to Walter Morgan Johnson Sr. and Florence Gibbs Johnson. Mr. Johnson is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Sally Lane Johnson; his three daughters, Sally Johnson Fogarty, Bailey Johnson Scheurer, and Elizabeth Johnson Egloff; his sons-in-law...
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Edna Shattuck

January 12, 1945 - November 27, 2017

On Monday, November 27, 2017, Edna Anne Shattuck, beloved wife of Charles A Fulton and beloved sister to Harriet and Arlene Guberman, passed away from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Washington, DC. Despite her disease and the challenges it presented, Edna was a tireless advocate for those with COPD and at the time of her death, served as a director for the COPD...
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Elizabeth M. Palmer

November 3, 1928 - November 19, 2017

Elizabeth McCarty Palmer (Age 89) On Sunday November 19, 2017 of natural causes. A lifelong Washingtonian until her 86th year, widow of William Colton Palmer, and daughter of the late Ruth Brandenburg McCarty and Jeremiah William McCarty. Generous, caring and loving mother of Elaine Palmer Scalzi, Gerald Charles Palmer, and the late Elizabeth Anne Palmer; beloved and inseparable sister of Dorothy...
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Harriet Trencher

March 22, 1927 - November 18, 2017

On November 18, 2017, Harriet Marion Frankle Trencher of Bethesda, MD, formerly of Chevy Chase, MD; Boca Raton, FL; and Glen Cove, NY. Beloved wife of the late Sidney Trencher; loving mother of Peter Trencher of Los Angeles, CA, and Tracy Trencher (Brian J.) Morra of McLean, VA, and Sarasota, FL; sister of the late Anita Frankle Vernon; devoted grandmother of Thomas Coleman Perkins and Sarah...
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John Edward Nolan

July 11, 1927 - November 18, 2017

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Richard Ernest Jones

March 1, 1921 - November 14, 2017

Richard Ernest Jones, age 96 died November 14, 2017 at his home in Washington, DC. He was born March 1, 1921 in Calloway County, KY to the late Willie Ray and Commodore Jones. His two younger sisters, Lauretta and Lavinia, preceded him in death. Mr. Jones graduated from the University of Kentucky at age 19. He was inducted into the Kappa Delta Pi fraternity, and following college he served as an...
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Anne Pepper Stewart

August 23, 1964 - November 12, 2017

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Paul Rayford Andrews

January 3, 1943 - November 12, 2017

Paul Rayford Andrews, Jr. (Age 74)On Sunday, November 12, 2017, our beloved Paul suddenly passed away.Husband of the late Jeanne, he was the beloved father to daughters Kimberly Nofsinger, Kelly Skibbie, sons Paul and Brian, and the proud grandfather of 5 grandchildren, Andrew and Grace Skibbie, Ryan Nofsinger, Amy and Evan Andrews. Also survived by sister, Joyce Ellwanger and devoted companion...
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Tigran Sanamyan

October 22, 1954 - November 12, 2017

Tigran Sanamyan, 63, passed away on November 12, 2017, surrounded by his family. Tigran was born in Yerevan, Armenia, where he earned his Ph.D. in physics. He and his family emigrated to the United States twenty years ago, where he had a long career as a laser physicist, for a number of years at Boston Laser, Inc. and more recently at the Army Research Lab at the U.S. Department of Defense. ...
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Janet R. Piez

June 3, 1927 - November 10, 2017

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John Holloway Cushman

October 3, 1921 - November 8, 2017

In Memory ofLTG (Ret) John Holloway CushmanOctober 3, 1921 - November 8, 2017ObituaryIn MemoriamJohn H. Cushman (October 3, 1921 - November 8, 2017)Lieut. Gen. John H. Cushman (ret.), who in 1944 led the Army's graduating cadets as theymarched to war from West Point on D-Day, and in 1977 strode the tense Korean DMZ as a corpscommander bolstering the defenses of Seoul, died at the Knollwood...
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Christopher Allan Teras

August 1, 1949 - November 5, 2017

Christopher Allan Teras, 68, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. He was born on August 1, 1949 in Springfield, MA to Harry Teras and Doris Whittaker Teras. Chris grew up in Midland, MI, graduating from Midland High School in 1967. He attended the University of Michigan where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, then on to Golden Gate University for...
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Anna Uhl Chamot

November 29, 1934 - November 2, 2017

Anna Uhl Chamot, an internationally recognized scholar and contributor to the improvement of foreign language education, died on November 2, 2017, after a brief but intense fight against pancreatic cancer. She was 82 years old. A Professor Emerita from the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the George Washington University (GW), Dr. Chamot taught teachers how to unlock the...
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David Ireland Granger

September 4, 1932 - November 2, 2017

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James W. Quiggle

August 12, 1924 - October 31, 2017

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Beverly Hay Losch

July 20, 1929 - October 27, 2017

Beverly Hay Losch 7/20/1929 - 10/27/2017 Born in Racine, WI to Evelyn and Norman Hay. Graduated from Washington Park High School in 1948 and moved to Washington DC in 1949. Bev worked as secretary of the Medical Director at AT&T in Washington until 1965. In 1950 Bev was married to Bob Losch a prominent Washington attorney from Racine until his death in 2004. Bev was involved in several...
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Bette Dawson Gordon

September 30, 1922 - October 26, 2017

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Maria Jose Escartin

March 18, 1946 - October 25, 2017

Escartin, Maria Jose On the 25th of October, 2017, Maria Jose Escartin, of Washington, DC, beloved wife of Jose M. Alonso-Biarge, devoted mother of Patricia Alonso (Martin Arrizabalaga), Laura Alonso, and Marta Alonso, and grandmother of Alejandro Arrizabalaga, died from complications of lymphoma at Georgetown University Hospital. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visitation at...
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John Michael Snyder

December 18, 1939 - October 22, 2017

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Antonio Fernando Lulli Avalos

July 11, 1922 - October 14, 2017

HIS EXCELLENCY ANTONIO FERNANDO LULLI AVALOSHis Excellency Antonio Fernando Lulli Avalos, Ambassador of the Republic of Peru, Knight of the Sovereign Order of Malta, and recipient of the Grand Cross of the Orden El Sol del Peru, of Rockville, Maryland, died on October 14, 2017.Ambassador Lulli was characterized by the zeal with which he tirelessly shared the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ with...
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Raymond Lee Poston

December 12, 1920 - October 10, 2017

Raymond L. Poston Jr., prominent lawyer, real estate developer and longtime Washingtonian died on October 10, 2017 of natural causes. He was 96. Born in Wiehle, Virginia (now Reston) in 1920, Mr. Poston grew up in very modest circumstances and endured the Great Depression. After graduating from Herndon High School, he obtained a secretarial degree from Strayer Business College and ended up...
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Varina R. Shipe

November 19, 1925 - October 10, 2017

Varina Richard Shipe, 91, passed peacefully of natural causes at Hospice of the Chesapeake. She was born and raised in Washington, DC where she was the daughter of Vernon I. and Vanessa T. Richard. She graduated from Western High School in 1943 and then attended Westhampton College in Richmond and George Washington University in Washington. She married Walter Harban Shipe on August 21, 1948. ...
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William R. Large

June 6, 1938 - October 7, 2017

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Kearsley M. Briggs

February 25, 1947 - October 4, 2017

Kearsley "Kim" Briggs passed away on October 4, 2017 at 70 years of age, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. A native of Falls Church, Virginia, she attended Wheaton College in Massachusetts. After graduating, she returned to the DC area living in Georgetown and later Alexandria, VA. Prior to becoming a free-lance technical editor for many years, she worked on Capitol Hill and with the...
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Richard William Beckler

March 30, 1940 - September 25, 2017

BECKLER Richard William Beckler "Dick" Passed away peacefully at the age of 77 surrounded by his loving daughters in Los Angeles, California on September 25, 2017. With a smile and a presence that lit up a room, Dick was adored and loved by many, always making time for people he loved. A devoted father of six girls, Dick will forever be remembered as the best dad in the world with a one...
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Frances Virgin SHARON

November 2, 1939 - September 25, 2017

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David Foster Butler

May 6, 1939 - September 24, 2017

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Konstantinos Kraniotis

June 12, 1946 - September 19, 2017

Konstantinos KraniotisKostas was born in Argos, Greece, on June 12, 1946 and died September 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. He was a professional guitarist and singer, specializing in Greek and international music. He was also an avid gardener and popular manager of the Glover Park Community Garden for many years, where everybody called him Dino. Konstantinos is survived by his wife, Patricia,...
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Stella Maroulis Kotzalas

August 27, 1923 - September 19, 2017

Stella Maroulis Kotzalas passed away on September 19 surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Piraeus, Greece, she moved to the U.S. as a young bride of the late Peter Maroulis after WWII. Together they operated a dry cleaning company in the heart of Georgetown for over 40 years with many dignitaries of the day as loyal customers, including the late President John F. Kennedy.An avid tennis player,...
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Erma Margaret Avon

April 15, 1919 - September 15, 2017

ERMA MARGARET AVON (Age 98) On Friday, September 15, 2017, of Chevy Chase, MD. Beloved wife of the late Dante Avon for 63 years; devoted mother of Richard Avon (Paula), Joanne Shields (Paul), and Ellen Miller; loving grandmother of Stephanie, Michael, Suzanne, Elizabeth, Kathleen and Matthew; also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives are invited on Tuesday, September 19...
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Russell Higson Carpenter

May 17, 1941 - September 14, 2017

Russell Higson Carpenter Jr Of DC, passed away after a short illness on Thursday, September 14. Born May 17, 1941 to the late Russell Higson Carpenter and Dagmar Haugen Carpenter. Survived by brother Thomas Carpenter and sister Lee Carpenter-Long. Graduate of Moses Brown School, Princeton University, Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar) and Yale Law School (Law Journal, Article and Book Review...
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James Irwin Porter

July 5, 1954 - September 10, 2017

James Irwin Porter Jr., aged 63 passed away peacefully on September 10, 2017. In his final days he was surrounded by his family and loved ones. Jim was a proud lifelong resident of the Bethesda, MD area. He had a fulfilling career as a computer programer. You could often find him with his sleeves rolled up ready to help anyone in need. Jim had helped many friends renovating homes in the area....
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Rachel Deaver Mandis

October 17, 1923 - September 10, 2017

Rachel Deaver Mandis, October 17, 1923 Rachel Mandis, born in Hampshire County, West Virginia, passed peacefully away in her sleep on September 10, 2017. Graveside service is at 11:00 AM on October 9, 2017 at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Bladensburg, Maryland. Born to Nora Sine Deaver and Howell "Brother" Deaver, Rachel traveled to Washington, DC after her high school graduation. In the aftermath of...
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Ernest Joseph Chabot

May 4, 1942 - September 9, 2017

ERNEST J. CHABOT On Saturday, September 9, 2017, Ernest (Ernie) Chabot, at the age of 75, died in Washington, DC. Beloved husband of Joyce Chabot, brother of Patricia Licata and uncle to Gregory Licata and Jacqueline (Licata) Armour. Ernie served in the Peace Corp teaching English at the University in Bogota, Colombia and was awarded a Fulbright Lectureship to the Belgian Congo in Africa where...
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Jeffrey Sharlin

July 7, 1944 - September 8, 2017

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Robert Norman Walton

May 22, 1965 - September 7, 2017

Robert N. Walton, 52, of Washington, D.C. died peacefully on September 7, with loved ones by his side. He was cherished and will be greatly missed by his wife of 20 years, Jessica (Schaffer) Walton; parents, Norman and Bridget Walton of Newark, CA.; brother Paul Walton and his wife Cheryl Orr of Livermore, CA.; sister-in-law, Victoria Barrow, and nephew, Leslie Barrow, of Raleigh, N.C.; mother-in...
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Jeanne Marie Donayre

May 22, 1930 - September 7, 2017

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Richard Tandy Conway

June 26, 1926 - September 4, 2017

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Eleanor Beasley Niebell

September 28, 1921 - August 26, 2017

Eleanor Beasley Niebell (Age 95)On August 26, 2017 "Ellie" passed away peacefully at her home in Annapolis, MD. Loving mother to Barbara (Bill) Sweeney, Dottie Burkholder, Paula (Steve) Tidwell, and Nancy (Bert) Ashton, and loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Preceded in death by her first husband William Beasley; her second husband Paul M. Niebell Sr., and her son Paul M. Niebell Jr. ...
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James R. Murphy

January 30, 1944 - August 25, 2017

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Eleonora Marguerite Luciano

July 6, 1963 - August 17, 2017

Eleonora "Sunshine" Luciano of Washington, D.C., and Eagles Mere, Pa., passed away peacefully, with her husband Brian Gaul by her side, on August 17, 2017, after an over 4 year courageous battle with cancer. She was 54 years old. Eleonora, a distinguished scholar who was a curator at the National Gallery of Art, was born in Como, Italy. Her mother, Lynn Magruder Mills Luciano, was...
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Mary Frances Hagan

May 24, 1923 - August 15, 2017

On August 15, 2017 Mary Frances Hagan of Brookeville, MD. Beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Hagan; mother of Joseph R. Hagan (Debbie); grandmother of Angela H. Pearsall (Scott), Stacy W. Hudgins (Lee), Ashley Walton and Whitney H. Powers (Brent) and great-grandmother of Tyler Carpenter, Ava, Hunter, and Connor Hudgins and Weston Powers. Also survived by extended family Nick Beyer, Mary Steffee...
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Benetta Banks Pitts

June 30, 1944 - August 14, 2017

Benetta (Nita) Pitts of Silver Spring, Maryland entered this life on June 30,1944 and God called her home on August 14, 2017. A native of Memphis Tennessee, Benetta was one of ten children born to Timothy and Emma Banks. Her Parents along with two sisters- Janice Lucas and Emma Jean Lang and her four brothers - Timothy Jr., Kenneth Ray, Bennie and David, preceded her in death. At an early age,...
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Shirley Boers Fowler

May 1, 1933 - July 26, 2017

Shirley Boers Fowler (May 1, 1933 - July 26, 2017)Died in Bethesda, Maryland, age 84. Born in Kalamazoo, attended Central High School, Kalamazoo College and University of Michigan. Member of Second Reformed Church. Employed by IBM in Detroit, married in 1962 to Howland Auchincloss Fowler; active in church, educational and social organizations in Washington, D.C. Survivors include two daughters,...
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Hernan Patricio Puentes

August 31, 1942 - July 23, 2017

On July 23, 2017, Hernán Patricio Puentes passed away peacefully after a valiant battle with cancer. His wife of 49 years, Beverly, and his daughter, Jackie Puentes King, were at his side. He was born in Pitrufquén, Chile on August 31, 1942. During his school years at Saint George's College in Santiago, Chile, Hernán distinguished himself by being number one in his class from...
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Robert Scott Cox

September 8, 1964 - July 23, 2017

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George Vladimir Kinal

May 5, 1943 - July 21, 2017

George Vladimir Kinal, aged 74 of Washington, DC, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, July 21, 2017, from complications due to a stroke. George was born in Lviv, Ukraine, on May 5, 1943, to Jaroslawa and Basil Kinal. He and his parents immigrated to the U.S. when he was still an infant. George grew up in Yonkers, NY. He graduated from HS and matriculated at MIT. George...
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Donald Richard Larrabee

August 8, 1923 - July 18, 2017

Donald R. Larrabee passed away on July 18, 2017. In recent years he had become increasingly frail and suffered some memory loss. A native of Portland, Maine, he was 93 years old. His wives Mary Beth and Barbara and son Robert predeceased him. He leaves a brother Henry; his daughter Donna Larrabee Palmer and husband Jack; his daughter in law Diana and three grandchildren. Mr. Larrabee, a noted...
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Michael K. Johns

May 29, 1924 - July 16, 2017

JOHNS, MICHAEL KOSMAS (age 93)MICHAEL JOHNS of Darnestown, MD and Palm Beach, FL died on July 16, 2017, predeceased by his lovely wife of 54 years, Catherine Vance, in 2005. He is survived by his children: Anna Carvalho and husband David, and grandchildren Christina, John and Julia; William, and granddaughter Catherine Anne; Mary Catherine and grandson Michael Ladas; Christopher and wife Isabel...
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Margaret Heimann Suter

June 11, 1919 - July 15, 2017

Margaret Heimann Suter, 98, died July 15 in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Suter was born in Urbana, Ohio, and graduated from Our Lady of Cincinnati, now part of Xavier University. She was married for sixty years to the late John (Jack) Suter, whose early career as an Air Force officer led to a life of travel. In wartime Mrs. Suter volunteered as a teacher and Gray Lady. For nearly fifty years, she worked...
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Mary Jane Suskind

December 17, 1923 - July 11, 2017

Mary Jane Suskind, nee Power, 93 passed away peacefully at Georgetown Hospital on July 11, 2017.A long-time resident of Cleveland Park, she will be missed by family, friends, and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her dear husband, Dr. R. Gerald Suskind, her parents, and all of her siblings. She was born in Jamaica Estates, Queens, New York, the third of eight children, of Cecilia and...
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James Phillip Bachman

May 3, 1941 - July 6, 2017

Born in Washington, D.C. in 1941, Jim earned a BA degree from Georgetown University and, upon graduation, went into the U.S. Navy. He was commissioned an officer and, after graduating from the Naval Justice School, Newport, RI, he served with the Naval Security Group assigned to the National Security Agency. After leaving the Navy he was an administrative officer for the European, USSR and...
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Mandell Jack Ourisman

November 10, 1926 - July 5, 2017

Mandell Jack "Mandy" Ourisman passed away peacefully at his home in Palm Beach, Florida on July 5, 2017 with his beloved wife Mary by his side. He was 90 years old. Mandy Ourisman, the son of Florence and Benjamin Ourisman, was born in Washington, D.C. at Washington Women's Hospital on November 10, 1926. Mandy's father, Benjamin, started Ourisman Chevrolet in 1921 in Washington, D.C., and grew it...
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Edward G. Griffin

July 30, 1926 - June 30, 2017

Edward G. Griffin Edward G. Griffin. On, 30 June 2017, in Washington, DC at the age of 90 years. Dr. Griffin was born in New Haven, CT and graduated from Milford High School and went on to receive degrees from Yale University and Columbia University. He also attended Keio University in Tokyo as a Fulbright Scholar from 1954-1956. Dr. Griffin was the son of Edward and Kathern Griffin. He was...
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Athalie Willard Spaulding

June 21, 1931 - June 30, 2017

Athalie Willard Hidalgo Spaulding, age 86, died on June 30th, 2017 at the Community Hospice of Washington DC.Mrs. Spaulding was born June 21, 1931 in Latacunga, Ecuador, the second of 3 children. On May 1st, 1951, she arrived in the United States with her mother Carmela to begin a new life. She lived in Washington DC ever since. She worked as a graphic designer for some years in Georgetown, where...
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Shu-Chen Hu Lung

October 5, 1915 - June 28, 2017

Mrs. Lung was born in Tianjin China in 1915 to a large, traditional, and academically oriented family. After studying Chinese Classics as a youngster at home, she went on to graduate from the American missionary Keen High School (????)in 1934.She later attended Nankai University in Tianjin where she majored in English Language and Literature. In 1937, Japanese bombings on campus interrupted...
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Jacques Leon Godel

October 9, 1924 - June 26, 2017

Jacques L Godel (age 92)On June 26, 2017 in Bethesda, MD. Beloved companion to Barbara Allen of Alexandria, VA and uncle to Laurie Mintz Vallens of Cambria, CA. Born in Paris, France to the late Moise and Feiga (nee Horn) Godel. He joined the Free French Forces in July 1943. Dr. Godel worked in private practice in Paris, France from April 1954 to June of 1964. Upon emigrating to the United...
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Henry Stuart Irvin

April 8, 1932 - June 24, 2017

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Carl Robert Wagner

January 14, 1945 - June 23, 2017

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Carmen Salvatore Genovese

April 29, 1962 - June 23, 2017

Carmen Salvatore Genovese (Carm) age 55Carmen Genovese died on June 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. His wife of 19 years, Jo Bradley, survives him.Born in Barrie, Ontario, Carm grew up with a fantastic group of friends at St Mary's School and Barrie North Collegiate, worked at Pizzeria Italia, and went to the University of Western Ontario for a Honours Business degree. He spent the first decade of...
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John Orr Dwyer

March 10, 1938 - June 22, 2017

Dr. John Orr DwyerDr. John Orr Dwyer of Washington DC passed away on June 22nd at Potomac Valley Nursing and Wellness Center inRockville MD. The cause of death was complications from Parkinson's disease. The son of John B. Dwyer and the former Elinor Orr, Dr. Dwyer was born on March 10th, 1938 in Philadelphia PA. He grew up in Wellesley MA and was graduated from Wellesley High School in 1956. Dr....
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Anthoula P. Gianniotis

March 7, 1960 - June 19, 2017

ANTHOULA P. GIANNIOTIS (Age 57) On Monday, June 19, 2017, Anthoula P. Gianniotis of Washington, DC, became our angel. Following a long battle with cancer, she went peacefully with her family by her side and her pride, dignity, and beauty intact. Her kindness and touch of grace echoed through every interaction and was confirmed by the overwhelming support of family, friends, and colleagues...
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Jametta White Martin

October 18, 1923 - June 18, 2017

Jametta Isadora White was born and raised in Charleston; the daughter of Rev. James Wofford and Lula J. Morton White. Her father, Rev. J.W. White was the pastor of Memorial Baptist Church on Alexander Street for years; the family lived in the parsonage next door to the church. Jametta's first grades of schooling were at the Wallingford Academy and the Mary Street School through the 4th grade. ...
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Saone Baron Crocker

January 11, 1943 - June 17, 2017

Died June 17, 2017, Saone in Washington, DC, after a seven-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was born on January 11, 1943 in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia, Zimbabwe. She was a graduate of University of Cape Town, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and Georgetown University Law School; environmental attorney and exquisite communicator, a creator of family nests,...
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Mary Anne Koutsoukos

August 27, 1926 - June 16, 2017

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Jean Pearce

March 18, 1921 - June 14, 2017

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Charles Raymond Tyler

September 30, 1920 - June 6, 2017

Charles Raymond Tyler (Ray) age 96Ray Tyler died on June 6, 2017 in Bethesda, Md. His wife of 65 years, Ruth Nash, survives him.Born in Cleveland, Ohio he was a World War II veteran, serving seven years in the US Marine Corps. Ray was on Midway Island on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked and was also on Midway during the June 1942 naval Battle of Midway. While still in the Marines he...
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William Joseph Lescure

June 23, 1930 - June 3, 2017

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