Our Obituaries

Alice Mary Foster

July 16, 1922 - February 20, 2017

Alice Mary Foster (age 94)On February 20, 2017 in Sterling, VA. Dear wife of the late Dr. James J. Foster. Mother of James (Keiko) Foster, Dennis (Lesley) Foster, Marialice (Terryl) White, Susan Marden, Colin (Christina) Foster, and Loretta (John) Mertz. Loving Grandmother to 12 grand-children. Born in Stevenspoint Wisconsin to the late John and Caroline Worzalla. She was preceded in death...
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Charles. Leffingwell Bartlett

August 14, 1921 - February 17, 2017

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Marion Sutton Reilly

April 28, 1923 - February 17, 2017

Passed away peacefully on February 17, 2017 at her home in Bethesda, MD at the age of 93. Born in Springfield, IL, she grew up in Washington, DC and spent her early career on the Senate staff on Capitol Hill. In 1948 she married John Bernard Reilly of Norfolk, VA at St. Matthew's Cathedral. The couple moved to New York City where her husband began a career in International Marketing that...
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S. Bobo Dean

June 23, 1932 - February 16, 2017

S. BOBO DEAN On February 16, 2017, S. Bobo Dean of Washington, DC. S. Bobo Dean practiced law in Washington, DC since 1965. His practice was primarily in the representation of Indian tribal governments. In 1982 he was a founding partner of the firm Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Wilder (now Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker). Over a legal career of over 50 years, Bobo represented Native American...
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Ellen Marie Athas

July 6, 1954 - February 15, 2017

ELLEN M. ATHAS (Age 62)Who made significant contributions to the environmental policy of the Obama Administration as senior council of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), and a woman of great intellect and generosity of spirit, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Ms. Athas, a 30-year resident of the District of Columbia, most recently served as senior counsel for the Office...
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Charles A. Hobbs

September 9, 1928 - February 12, 2017

Charles A. Hobbs, 88, died February 12, 2017 in Bethesda, MD. He joins his wife of 56 years, Harriette, after a peaceful passing at 5:20pm. He is survived by his sister Helen of Adamstown, and his brother Allen of Bethesda, and daughters Ann Hobbs Noon of Frankford, DE; Holly Rowe of Arlington, VA; Courtney Burnes of Duxbury, MA; Kelly Hobbs-Perry of Denver, CO. He was the adoring grandfather of...
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Alexander Rola Gordon

February 22, 1921 - February 11, 2017

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Joseph W. Smith

June 30, 1921 - February 10, 2017

JOSEPH W. SMITH (Age 95) Passed away Friday, February 10, 2017. Much beloved by family and friends for his gentle soul, big heart, and wry humor. He is survived by his two daughters, Debbie Hechinger and Hilary Smith; his son-in-law John Hechinger Jr.; his four grandchildren, Jamie Hechinger, Kate Hechinger, Jack Hechinger, and Mara Smith Zidek; his grandsons-in-law Jay Klug, Tim Ivers, and Josh...
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Eileen J. Mazzella

December 8, 1931 - February 7, 2017

Eileen J. MazzellaOn February 7, 2017, in Washington, DC. Loving wife of 49 years to Dr. Walter J. Mazzella, DDS. Mother to John, Walter (Rosanna), and Maureen (Joachim), and loving grandmother to Marissa, Miranda, and Melina. Born in Duluth, MN, on December 8, 1931 to the late John and Nora (nee Collins) Shea. She was preceded in death by her sister Mary Helen Hoye. Eileen attended St....
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Robert Samuel Peacock

October 23, 1964 - February 5, 2017

Robert Samuel Peacock (Age 52)Passed away on February 5, 2017, at his business, Classic Motors of DC, on Wisconsin Ave. Born at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD on October 23, 1964. He is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart Kara Greenhouse Peacock, brother James, sister Yvonne, and mother Christine Thompson. After attending Magruder High School he left Maryland to study in...
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Carolyn Ann Bauer

November 14, 1937 - January 30, 2017

Ann Bauer, born November 14, 1937 in Lakeland, Florida, was welcomed into the arms of her Savior the evening of January 30, 2017 at the Sunrise of Arlington in Arlington, Virginia. She will watch over from above her daughter, Lisa Bauer Wackler (Ted) and son, Gregory Allen Bauer (Cindy). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Gretchen Wackler, Molly Wackler, Leo Wackler, and Mathew Douglas ...
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Natalia Francesca Elejalde-Ruiz

December 12, 1977 - January 29, 2017

Natalia Elejalde-Ruiz passed away unexpectedly as she slept on January 29, 2017, due to complications from surgery. She was 39. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Natalia lived in Hanover, N.H. and was a longtime employee at Wal-Mart. Beloved daughter of Vanessa Ruiz and Eduardo Elejalde, stepdaughter of David Birenbaum and caring sister of Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz. She is survived by all of them as...
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Janet Swan Jacobs

July 2, 1932 - January 27, 2017

Janet Swan Clements Jacobs died peacefully on January 27, 2017, in Kensington, Md. She was born on July 2, 1932 in Minominee, Mi.; thereafter she called many locations "home" including Towson, Md., Georgia, and central and northern Virginia.It was Janet's love of family and dogs, commitment to friends and passion for nature, that truly defined her. Janet was predeceased by her daughter (Lee Ann...
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Rita Ernesta DiGiulian

May 8, 1923 - January 27, 2017

Mrs. Rita Ernesta DiGiulian (née Bearzatto), known as "Noni" to many, died peacefully in her sleep in McLean, Virginia on January 27, 2017 at the age of 93.Rita is survived by her children, Diane Wagner of McLean, Virginia, Leonard DiGiulian of Pasadena, Maryland, and Robert DiGiulian of Washington, DC; siblings, Odile DeBortoli of Ottawa, Canada; twelve grandchildren, six great...
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Charles Thomas Magee

March 6, 1932 - January 25, 2017

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John Randolph Janney

September 26, 1932 - January 24, 2017

John Randolph Janney IIIOn January 24, 2017 John Randolph Janney III of Washington, DC. Beloved husband of Anne Ryall Janney; devoted father of Eli Janney, Elizabeth DeRose, Edward Janney and Page Turner. Brother of Peter S. Janney. Grandfather of Erinn Scheibel, Levi Scheibel, Julia Scheibel, Kaya DeRose, Alessandra DeRose, Ronin Janney, Ryall Janney, Vera Janney and Jackson Janney; great...
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Morris Feitel

July 3, 1933 - January 23, 2017

MORRIS FEITEL, M.D. (Age 83) Of Bethesda, MD and Naples, FL. on Monday, January 23, 2017. Beloved husband for 50 years of Anne B. Feitel, who predeceased him in 2007; loving father of Charles L. Feitel (Sherry), David M. Feitel (Lori) and Robert J. Feitel (Caroline); cherished grandfather of Chaz, Sarah, Alexandra, Sam, Abby, Grace and Camilla. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 27...
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John Freeman Caswell

September 9, 1924 - January 22, 2017

John Freeman Caswell (92) died Sunday January 22, 2017 in his home after a long illness. He was the son of the late Beatrice Freeman and Charles Caswell from Troy, NY. He was born August 9, 1924 at Sibley Hospital in Washington, DC and graduated from Central High School as president of his class. He studied at Princeton University on a full scholarship and graduated in 1945. He was a staff...
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Angus Christian Macbeth

May 9, 1942 - January 22, 2017

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Sophie Szarejko

March 5, 1922 - January 21, 2017

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John Henry Schafer

October 28, 1926 - January 19, 2017

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James Phillip Hartley

November 11, 1925 - January 19, 2017

Dr. JAMES PHILLIP HARTLEY (Age 91) On Thursday, January 19, 2017, James P. Hartley passed away peacefully at Maplewood Senior Living Center surrounded by family members. Devoted husband of Rosemary Garrett Hartley for 64 years; beloved father to Patrick Hartley (Diane), Mark Hartley (Mary Ellen), Kevin Hartley (Vicki), Mary Hartley, Laurie Hartley Morse (Mike) and Charles Hartley (Megan); and...
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Patricia Riley Johnson

June 21, 1945 - January 14, 2017

Patricia Riley Johnson, BA, MA, minister, social policy wonk, non-profit CEO, author, wine lover, gardener, follower of Martin Luther King, Jr., lover of the color yellow, butterflies and heart rocks, and life-long liberal left this world on January 14, 2017. She lived in Washington, DC. Patty was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on June 21, 1945 to Evelyn and William Riley. She graduated from the...
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Mary Virginia Thren

February 14, 1918 - January 13, 2017

MARY VIRGINIA THREN (Age 98)Mary Virginia McMahon Thren, of Falls Church, VA, formerly of Bethesda, MD, died on Friday, January 13, 2017. Born in Buffalo, NY on February 14, 1918 and raised in Washington D.C., she was predeceased in 1996 by husband Lee Thren, and in 2001 by daughter Virginia (Ginny) Thren Eyes. Survived by daughters Christine Thren McEvoy of Arlington, Suzanne Thren of Bethesda,...
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William Peter Blatty

January 7, 1928 - January 12, 2017

William Peter BlattyWilliam Peter Blatty (age 89) passed away on January 12, 2017 in Bethesda, MD. Born in New York City, NY and later settling in the Washington, DC area where he worked as an author, director, and screenwriter. He is survived by his wife Julie Alicia Blatty, and his children Christine Charles, Michael, Mary Joanne, William Jr., Jennifer, Paul (Janee) Blatty. Proud grandfather...
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Madeline L. Wansley

April 9, 1925 - January 11, 2017

Madeline Lally Wansley, 91, of Washington DC and Cocoa Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2017, at Knollwood Military Retirement Residence in Washington. Beloved wife of 52 years of the late Lt. Col. Theodore "Ted" Wansley, U.S. Air Force (ret.). Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 9, 1925, to the late Matthew and Anna (Solan) Lally, she grew up in Ozone Park, NY. She worked for the U.S....
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Barbara A. Mouser

April 17, 1936 - January 9, 2017

Barbara Ann Mouser of Rockville, Maryland, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the age of 80. Beloved wife of the late Stanley Gronau Mouser; devoted mother to Gwen Gibson (Phil) and Stanley Gronau Mouser, Jr. (Mary); beloved grandmother of Marie Schroeder, Paul Schroeder (Jenny), Stanley Mouser III (Rebecca), Meghan Mouser, Gina Rohles (Brad), and Nicholas Mouser; and great...
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Elizabeth Owens Fletcher

May 9, 1932 - January 9, 2017

ELIZABETH OWENS FLETCHER, 84, headed to Heaven on January 9, 2017. Betty was a sixth generation Washingtonian who attended Chevy Chase Elementary School, The Potomac School, Madeira School and Sweet Briar College. She was a member of Senior Girl Scout Troop 65, one of "Stalkie's" girls, with whom she travelled to England and Scotland to help in the Guide camps after WWII. Throughout her life...
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Dennis E. Wiederkehr

December 19, 1946 - January 6, 2017

On January 6, 2017, DENNIS EUGENE WIEDERKEHR of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Anne Kampelman Wiederkehr; beloved brother of Janice Goebel (Tom); brother-in-law of Jeffrey Kampelman, Julia Stevenson and Sarah Kampbelman. Also survived by a niece, Julie Lynam and a nephew, Matt Goebel. Funeral services will be held at JOSEPH GAWLERS SONS, 5130 Wisconsin Ave., NW on Wednesday,...
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David Ray Hearn

May 25, 1930 - January 5, 2017

DAVID HEARN (Age 86) Of Washington, DC, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Georgetown University Hospital. David Ray Hearn was born in Amherst, Ohio on May 25, 1930 to Lucile and Ray Hearn. He earned a music degree from Ashland University and a graduate degree from Case Western Reserve. He also studied at Oberlin College and Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, as well as served in the...
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Henry J. Schalizki

October 12, 1921 - January 3, 2017

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Betty Fayerweather Dennis

December 5, 1924 - January 2, 2017

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Rhoda Kraft Cutler

July 15, 1927 - January 1, 2017

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Robert Elliott Howard

February 19, 1933 - January 1, 2017

ROBERT E. HOWARD Died on January 1, 2017. He was a devoted husband, loving father, and life-long public servant. Born on February 19,1933 in Staten Island, NY, he attended Columbia University as an undergraduate and received a Doctor of Philosophy in theoretical physics from Oxford University. He continued his research and taught at Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, PA and moved shortly thereafter to...
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Mary Lewis

October 29, 1920 - December 31, 2016

Mary LewisWASHINGTON, DC - Mary Lewis, 96, of Washington died Saturday, December 31, 2016, at Forest Hills of DC. Born October 29, 1920, in Sharon, CT, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Becky (Speital) Weinstein. Mary graduated from Sharon High School in 1938 and initially worked in New York City. In March 1942, she married the late Martin Lewis, an attorney. She and Martin worked...
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Anita Dunne Schelp

February 3, 1923 - December 30, 2016

Anita Dunne Schelp (age 93) On Friday December 30, 2016. Anita Dunne Schelp passed away peacefully of natural causes at the Aspenwood retirement community in Aspen Hill, MD. Born in Chicago, Ms. Schelp moved to Washington, DC in 1960 to start a family after a career in Chicago as a labor negotiator for Chicago Cardboard, General Instrument, and other firms. She was preceded in death by her...
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Mary Callaghan Rose

May 29, 1943 - December 28, 2016

As many of you know, Mary Rose worked for 32 years to contribute to the development of a world class research program at Children's Hospital in Washington. During her last faculty meeting in December I heard her propose that the Children's Research Institute needed to establish a sustained program of guest lecturers to circulate the latest ideas and technologies and fertilize the growth...
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F. Boyd Ryland

February 6, 1927 - December 26, 2016

RylandFrank Boyd Ryland (age 89) On December 26, 2016. Known to his friends as "Boyd." Father of Mary R. Healy (Terence) of Smithfield, VA and Harold K. Ryland (Donna) of Leesburg, VA. Loving grandfather to Joshua Ryland, Rachel Healy and William Healy. He was preceded in death by his parents Archie and Mary (nee Boyd) Ryland. Born in Baltimore, MD and later settling in Chevy Chase, MD. ...
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Raymond Joseph Howar

September 9, 1953 - December 25, 2016

Howar Raymond Howar, Jr, 63, passed away suddenly on Christmas Day. He is survived by four children whom he adored, A.J. Howar, Alysha Krupp, Chris Howar, Jonathan Howar, a sister Cynthia Howar, a brother Alan Howar (Alex), half-sister Elizabeth Kelly, his mother Elaine Howar, and stepmother Pamela Howar. He leaves several nieces and nephews-Nick Trutanic of Los Angeles, CA, Nathan Howar,...
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Spyridon D. Hallas

October 16, 1927 - December 24, 2016

Spyridon D. Hallas On Saturday, December 24, 2016, Spyridon Hallas, known as Spiro Hallas, died at the age of 89. Spiro was the owner of Spiro's Barber Shop in Bethesda. Beloved husband of the late Goldie Terss Hallas; devoted father of Vicki Hallas (John Cupo) of New York City, Maria Hallas of Memphis, TN, brother of Frank Hallas (Elpida). He is also survived by Vasili Hallas (Daphne), many...
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Potula Pahygiannis

February 12, 1923 - December 24, 2016

Potula Pahygiannis of Washington, DC passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016. Potula was the beloved wife of the late John P Pahygiannis; devoted mother of Aspasia P. Bradshaw, Capt. Peter J. Pahygiannis, and Ellene P. Footer; devoted Mother-In-Law to Dr. Robert D. Footer and Thelxi P. Pahygiannis; grandmother of John, Paul, Andrew, Zoe, Brian, Scott, and Kimberly; great-grandmother of...
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Charles Jackson Ritchie

December 30, 1933 - December 23, 2016

C. Jackson Ritchie, JR. Passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2016 at George Washington University Hospital at age 82. He was the former Chairman and CEO of First American Bank and served on numerous corporate and charitable boards in Washington, DC. for more than 50 years. Jack was deeply committed to serving his community and cherished his family and his many, many friends. Jack...
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Ann Landis McLaughlin

August 29, 1928 - December 20, 2016

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Josephine Dibella

March 14, 1916 - December 18, 2016

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William Herbert Hudnut

October 17, 1932 - December 18, 2016

A Princeton University and Union Theological Seminary graduate, former pastor in Indianapolis, Buffalo, and Annapolis, and Congressman representing Indianapolis, Hudnut was also the longest serving Mayor of Indianapolis. A third generation Presbyterian minister, he came to Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis in 1963. In 1972, he was elected to represent the people of Indianapolis in...
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William Pendleton McClure

May 25, 1925 - December 17, 2016

McCLURE WILLIAM P. McCLURE (Age 91) A retired lawyer and lobbyist who specialized in tax issues, Bill died December 17, 2016 in Bethesda, MD. A resident of Bethesda, he was born in Washington, graduated from St. Albans School, and served as 1st Lieutenant, US Army, Infantry, on General Douglas MacArthur's staff in the Pacific Theater during WWII. After the war, he obtained his BS in 1949 from...
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Shirlee K. Ornstein

February 29, 1924 - December 17, 2016

Shirlee Kogod OrnsteinOn Saturday, December 17, 2016 Shirlee Kogod Ornstein of Washington, DC passed away. Beloved wife of the late Ervin W. Ornstein, devoted mother of Suzy Ornstein Fleming, Nancy J. Ornstein and Stephen F. Ornstein; cherished grandmother of Alexandra Fleming and Chip Fleming, and loving sister of Betty Joan Burr of Palm Beach, FL and the late Ruth K. Goldman and Mildred...
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John Patrick O'Connor

May 14, 1946 - December 15, 2016

John Patrick O'ConnorOur loved one, John Patrick O'Connor, age 70 died in his sleep at home in Northwest Washington, DC, on December 15, 2016. His death was unexpected. John was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1946 to his parents John Thomas O'Connor and Nicole O'Connor. John and his parents moved to Akron, Ohio at a later date.John and his parents added a younger member to the family in 1950,...
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Robert Brian Lewis

June 13, 1969 - December 15, 2016

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Steven Rabe Schacht

January 14, 1943 - December 14, 2016

Steven Rabe Schacht was born on January 14, 1943, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Eugene and Alice (Forsyth) Schacht. He attended St. Louis Country Day School, Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a bachelor's degree and a Master of Arts in Economics. He moved to Washington D.C. in 1969 to take a position at the Federal Reserve Board and...
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Celeste Boland Sundermann

December 4, 1921 - December 13, 2016

CELESTE (Boland) SUNDERMANN Died peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. She was born on December 4, 1921 in Tuckahoe New York, the youngest daughter of John F. Boland and Celeste Lee Kinnally. After graduating from Tuckahoe High School she attended the College of New Rochelle from which she graduated in June 1942. She moved to Washington DC during the Second World War. She went on to...
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William Peter Butterfield

April 2, 1953 - December 13, 2016

William P. ButterfieldOn Tuesday, December 13, 2016 of Potomac, Maryland. Beloved husband of Susan Delau Butterfield, devoted son of Louise and William Butterfield of Willoughby OH, brother of Emily Krieger (Keith) of Bellefontaine OH, Douglas (Lori) of Twinsburg OH, and Edward (Gloria) of Mentor OH. Also survived by numerous relatives including eleven cherished nieces and nephews.Bill was a...
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Eustace Ricardo Braithwaite

June 27, 1912 - December 12, 2016

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Harold Jerome Herman

April 29, 1929 - December 12, 2016

Harold Jerome Herman died on December 12, 2016 at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington D.C. after a brief illness. He was the fourth child born to Myron Solomon and Susan Herman (nee' Fritchey) on April 29, 1929 in Smithfield Township, PA. Harold graduated with honors from Huntingdon High School in 1947, and then attended the University of Maryland where he obtained his BA and MA degrees....
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Margaret Beltz Guenther

January 4, 1929 - December 11, 2016

GUENTHER Rev. Dr. MARGARET B. GUENTHER The Rev. Dr. Margaret B. Guenther, priest in the Episcopal Church and long-time Associate Rector of St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Northwest D.C., died peacefully Sunday morning, December 11, 2016, following a short illness. She was 87. Dr. Guenther was Professor Emerita of Ascetical Theology at The General Theological Seminary in New York City, where...
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Maria Del Pilar Esteban

May 10, 1921 - December 11, 2016

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Lottie Mae Jones

May 23, 1925 - December 11, 2016

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Kathleen S. Brady

May 9, 1938 - December 11, 2016

Kathleen S. Brady Kathleen S. Brady, longtime resident of Potomac, MD, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the age of 78. Tink was born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from The College of New Rochelle in 1960. She received her Master's Degree from Georgetown University in 1963. She worked as an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1963 to 1965. Tink was an avid...
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Constance Tashof Bernton

October 5, 1926 - December 11, 2016

Constance Tashof Bernton, a native Washingtonian and beloved wife of Dr. Horace "Bud" Bernton, passed away Sunday, Dec 11. Connie was 90 years old. She died of cancer, which she battled with courage and dignity in the final months of a life full of love for her family and friends. Connie was born Oct. 5 1926, growing up in northwest Washington and graduating from Wilson High School in 1944. ...
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Nicholas Robert Amoruso

July 4, 1979 - December 10, 2016

Nicholas R. AmorusoNicholas Amoruso passed away on December 10, 2016 at his home in Cabin John, Maryland. He was the deeply beloved eldest son of Philip and Clare Amoruso, also of Cabin John. Born on July 4, 1979, Nick went on to graduate from Walt Whitman high school in 1997. He graduated from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business with Honors in 2001. He was very...
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John Newhouse

February 6, 1929 - December 10, 2016

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Kathryn T. Pait

June 23, 1955 - December 9, 2016

Pait, Kathryn Terry (also Known as Katina or Kathy), age 61, resident of Mineral Bluff, GA, entered into eternal life on December 9th, 2016, after a year battle with cancer. She was born in Washington DC and is survived by her mother Helen Kontos of Brambleton, VA. Her brother, Tom Kontos (Rhonda) of Carmel, IN and niece Alyssa and nephew Theo. Her children Eleni Louh (Nakhleh) of Brambleton,...
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Dorothy Stohlman Egan

April 23, 1933 - December 9, 2016

Dorothy Egan "Dottie" (nee Stohlman) Longtime resident of Chevy Chase, Maryland and Sherwood Forest, Maryland, died peacefully in her home on December 9, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. She was 83. Dottie was born on April 23, 1933 to Frederick and Dorothy Cahill Stohlman. She was the youngest of three children, including siblings Frederick Stohlman Jr. and Mary Victory...
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Alexandre Anastassopoulos

February 20, 1947 - December 8, 2016

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George Edward Gingras

October 21, 1932 - December 7, 2016

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Roberta Sue Kronheim

January 27, 1947 - December 7, 2016

Roberta Kronheim (69) passed away peacefully on December 7, 2016. Beloved daughter of the late Tillie and Milton Kronheim and sister of Nancy Kronheim and the late Richard Kronheim. She earned a BA from Catholic University, an MSW from Boston University, and a JD from Potomac Law School.There will be a private graveside funeral and a Memorial Service at a later date. In lieu of flowers,...
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Alki B. Jacobs

February 28, 1926 - December 7, 2016

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William H. Cooper

June 11, 1949 - December 7, 2016

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Edward Watson Kelley

January 27, 1932 - December 4, 2016

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John T. O'Neill

July 5, 1934 - December 4, 2016

JOHN T. O'NEILL Of Washington, DC died December 4, 2016 at age 82. A disabled American Veteran, he was born in New York City on July 5, 1934 to John T. and Julia Tobin O'Neill, and was raised in Red Hook, NY. A member of the Red Hook Central School Class of 1952, he graduated from Brown University, Providence, RI, Class of 1956, and attended graduate school at the University of Michigan...
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Joan Lee Gindes

August 11, 1931 - December 4, 2016

On December 4, 2016, of Potomac, MD. She is survived by her husband Samuel Theodore (Ted) Gindes; daughter, Adrienne Broider; son, Steven Gindes; Brothers, Jerome (Deena) Kaplan and Edward (Irene) Kaplan; granddaughter, Marissa Broider. Mrs. Gindes is preceded in death by her mother and father, Mary and Charles Kaplan. A Funeral Service will be held in the Joseph E. Hagan Memorial Chapel at...
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Dorothy Gilson Morris

March 24, 1927 - December 1, 2016

Dorothy Gilson Morris Mudd, died Thursday, December 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. Born on March 24, 1927 in London, England. Dorothy was a graduate of the Putney School of Vermont, Bennington College, and the New York University School of Law. She served proudly as an attorney for the General Services Administration prior to her retirement. She was the beloved widow and co-adventurer of Leonard E. ...
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Jack Howard Mower

March 28, 1922 - December 1, 2016

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William Andrew Christenberry

November 5, 1936 - November 28, 2016

William Christenberry William Andrew Christenberry, Jr., whose intimate photographs of crumbling rural buildings and almost violently verdant landscape of his native Alabama made him one of the most respected and influential artists of the modern South, died Monday, November 28, 2016 in Washington, DC at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sandra Deane Christenberry; children,...
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William H. SMITH

May 17, 1930 - November 27, 2016

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Elizabeth Snyder Wallace

November 13, 1918 - November 26, 2016

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William Hamilton Fort

November 29, 1943 - November 26, 2016

WILLIAM H. FORT A retired Washington lawyer, who spent almost his entire life in the Washington area, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland. Born November 29, 1943 in Washington, D.C., he was raised in Montgomery County, MD and graduated from Deerfield Academy and Lafayette College and received a law degree from the Washington College of Law, American...
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Helen Clara Charles

March 3, 1922 - November 25, 2016

HELEN C. CHARLES On Friday, November 25, 2016, HELEN C. CHARLES of Bethesda, MD passed away peacefully while surrounded by her adoring children and grandchildren. Beloved wife of the late George James Charles; devoted mother of James, Deborah, Malisa (Gus) and Constance; cherished grandmother of Ulysses (Amalia), George, Eleni, Elisabeth, and Jack. The family will receive friends at Saint Sophia...
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Ellen Maria Dragotto

December 3, 1960 - November 24, 2016

ELLEN MARIE DRAGOTTO 12/03/1960 ~ 11/24/2016 Ellen Maria Dragotto of Washington, DC, slipped away peacefully on Thanksgiving Day. She was the loving daughter of the late Nicholas and Eleanor Dragotto.Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania on December 3, 1960. She was a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School, the University of Scranton and George Washington University. She started her career in...
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Asher Lawrence Earle Howard

September 29, 2016 - November 22, 2016

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Alice Dejean Child

August 31, 1918 - November 20, 2016

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Harry Richard Weller

December 23, 1969 - November 19, 2016

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Quinn Eleanor Markwell Hoskins

November 16, 2016 - November 19, 2016

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Jean Osgood Rainey

April 5, 1925 - November 18, 2016

Jean Osgood Rainey, 91, died November 18th at Chevy Chase House in Washington, DC after a prolonged illness.Jean was born on April 5th, 1925 in Lansing, Michigan, daughter of Earl Victor and Blanche Mae (Eberly) Osgood.She grew up in St. Johns, Michigan where her family alternately had a farm and ran a general store. Jean attended and graduated from Lansing Business University in 1942 and then...
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Bernadeen Davis Hershman

July 29, 1912 - November 16, 2016

Bernadeen D. Hershman On, November 16, 2016, Bernadeen D. Hershman of Maryland. Widow of Marshall Hershman; beloved aunt of Pauline C. Strasburger, Yvonne Zito, Frank W. Strasburger; several great nieces and great nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Joseph Gawler's Sons, LLC, 5130 Wisconsin Avenue (corner of Harrison street) Washington, DC on Saturday, November 19, 2016...
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Dorothy Kaproth Hendricks

June 28, 1935 - November 15, 2016

Dorothy Kaproth Hendricks "Kappy" Of Bethesda, MD passed away peacefully on November 15, 2016 at the age of 81. She is survived by her loving son, Jeffrey Sherwin Hendricks of Bethesda, MD; loving daughter, Lisle Hendricks Davies (Blake Davies) and grandchildren, Katrina Noelle Davies and Christopher Julian Cameron Davies of New York City. She is also survived by her beloved brother and...
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John Davis Morgan

February 14, 1921 - November 14, 2016

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Mary H. Kruegel

December 10, 1911 - November 13, 2016

Mary H. Kruegel, a long-time resident of Washington D.C., died on November 13, 2016. Mary, born Mary Louella Hill, was born on December 10, 1911 in Mercersburg, Franklin County, PA; Mary was the 3rd of 11 children of Ralph Edgar Hill and Martha Anetta Hill (nee Comerer). Her husband, Erwin O. Kruegel, predeceased her in 1975 after a 15 year marriage. She out-lived all of her siblings. Mary did...
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Linda Levitt Goshko

December 23, 1937 - November 13, 2016

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James Francis Jordan

February 9, 1933 - November 10, 2016

James F. Jordan of Chevy Chase, Maryland, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2016. Jim was born on February 9, 1933 in Washington, D.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. Jordan, Sr. and Margaret Ellen Leahan Jordan, his sisters, Mary Margaret Jordan McKeever, Rita Bridgett Jordan Marshall, Joanne Ellen Jordan Barr, Kathleen Elizabeth Jordan Flood, Patricia Rose Jordan Keyser...
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William C. Ramsay

November 6, 1930 - November 8, 2016

WILLIAM C. RAMSAY Physicist, Writer and Composer Died on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. Born on November 6, 1930 in New York City, he earned the BA at University of Colorado, Boulder, and the MA and PhD in physics at UCLA. He taught physics at University of California, Santa Barbara then served as a technical manager at Systems Associates in California. He worked at the Atomic...
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Charlene Katherine Kramer

May 9, 1951 - November 5, 2016

Charlene Katherine Kramer (nee Kahlor) was born on May 9, 1951 in Brooklyn NY, the second of four daughters to Regina and Loyd Kahlor. Even as a child, she was not only the caretaker of the family, but also the one with high ambitions. The first in her family to attend college, she graduated from Binghamton University in 1973. It was during her time there that she met her soul mate and future...
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E. Barrett Prettyman

June 1, 1925 - November 4, 2016

E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr., prominent District of Columbia attorney died on November 4, 2016 after a brief illness. A resident of Washington, DC and Ocean City, MD, Mr. Prettyman was 91. Mr. Prettyman was predeceased by his beloved wife, Dr. Noreen McGuire Prettyman who died in 2011. He is survived by two children from an earlier marriage, E. Barrett "Ty" (Terri) Prettyman III of Oakton,VA and...
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William Charles Dackis

August 28, 1924 - November 1, 2016

William Charles Dackis on November 1, 2016 at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles William and Paschalia (Mpoulakis) Dackis. He was the beloved husband of Elle Rallis Dackis, and the loving father of Grace Buas (Michael), Charles Dackis, and Penelope Dackis (Basil Nikas). He was also the devoted grandfather of Matthew Buas, Michelle Pulman (Simon),...
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Gene R. La Rocque

June 29, 1918 - October 31, 2016

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Ann Clarissa Heasty

December 9, 1918 - October 30, 2016

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Hale Stevenson Ross

February 12, 1996 - October 30, 2016

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, Hale Stevenson Ross of Washington, DC, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in New Haven, CT. Beloved son of Susan Williamson Ross of Washington, DC and John S. Ross, III of Holden, Massachusetts; loving brother of Campbell B. Ross and John S. Ross IV; dear grandson of Doris S. Williamson, James F. Williamson (deceased), John S. Ross, Jr. and Ruth D. Ross (deceased)...
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Frances Virginia Cohen Pasmanick

January 24, 1923 - October 30, 2016

FRANCES C. PASMANICK On October 30, 2016, Frances Virginia Cohen Pasmanick, a proud Washingtonian, died at the age of 93. She was Admissions Director of Georgetown Day School for over 30 years, a job she adored. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Pasmanick; devoted mother of Anne and Philip (Marilyn); grandmother of Eleanor Cohen, Natalia and Naomi Garcia Pasmanick; cherished friend to countless....
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Benajah Leroy Rainey

September 5, 1919 - October 29, 2016

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Anne Waggoner Zweben

March 11, 1936 - October 29, 2016

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