Our Obituaries

Mark N. Chandran

April 10, 1969 - April 22, 2017

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Despina Bayz

February 15, 1939 - April 18, 2017

DESPINA BAYZ Despina Bayz, 78, of Washington D.C., beloved mother of Aki Bayz (Laura) and grandmother of Constantino and Adriano, passed away peacefully at her home on April 18. Sister of the late Harilaos Papapostolou, is survived by two brothers, the Rev. Spyridon Papapostolou and Dimitri Papapostolou of Athens Greece, and two sisters Irene Kazakou of Athens and Magdalene Kantartzi of Bethesda...
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Barbara Wells Caldwell

April 3, 1913 - April 15, 2017

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Geraldine Ann Manning

October 5, 1941 - April 14, 2017

Dr. Geraldine Ann Bell 'Geri' Manning passed away on Good Friday, April 14, 2017 of a heart attack at her home. She was 75.Born October 5, 1941 in Agana, Guam, Geri was born during WWII and was a survivor of the Japanese occupation along with her parents, Sixta Roberto and Henry Bell, and 7 brothers and sisters. Geri enjoyed her childhood on the island. Upon graduation from Guam's...
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James Patrick Nash

June 16, 1925 - April 13, 2017

James Patrick Nash (Age 91)James Patrick Nash died Thursday, April 13, 2017. A graduate of Gonzaga H.S., he enlisted in the Army at age 18 and served in World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and assisted in the liberation of Europe. Following WW II, he attended Georgetown University, achieving his J.D. He served as a DOD Contract Attorney for 24 years at the Pentagon, then as a...
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Jane Richardson Vieth

January 21, 1924 - April 10, 2017

Jane Richardson Vieth, 93, of Bethesda, Maryland, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2017, at her home. A native of Reidsville, North Carolina, Jane was the daughter of Robert Payne Richardson III and Lucy Irvin Richardson. She attended Sweet Briar College and graduated in 1946 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Admired for her grace...
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Florence KOINES

October 26, 1924 - April 9, 2017

On April 9, 2017, Florence Koines of Bethesda, MD. Beloved wife of the late Tom Koines; devoted mother of Margo Anderson (Bruce), Arthur Koines (Sarah) and Matina Sawicki (Steve); and grandmother of Christopher, Tiffany (Aaron), Madeline, Natalie, Thomas, Stephen and Marissa. Family will receive friends at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 36th and Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, DC on...
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Gabriel Adrian Schmunis

July 26, 1939 - April 9, 2017

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Muriel Feldman

April 1, 1922 - April 8, 2017

Muriel Sculky Feldman passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Muriel was a long time Washingtonian with involvement in many D.C. organizations including volunteer service at the White House. Muriel worked for many years with Hecht Company, Saks Fifth Ave., Claire Dratch and Saks-Jandel. She was born in Port Chester, NY and was one of eleven children. She is survived...
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Horace Buchanan Bazan

November 27, 1918 - April 8, 2017

BAZAN, HORACE BUCHANAN. On April 8, 2017, Horace Buchanan Bazan, beloved husband of the late Mary Katherine Bazan, devoted father of Katherine Bazan Heller (John) and Elizabeth Buchanan Bazan, beloved grandfather of Mary Heller and Renee Heller Honeycutt (Greg), and great-grandfather of Jaxson Honeycutt. Also survived by niece Anne Hulbert (Bill Griffin), other relatives and friends, and loving...
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Mary Koutris

January 1, 1927 - April 7, 2017

Mary Psarakis Koutris died peacefully at home on 7 April 2017 in Bethesda, MD at the age of 90.Mary is survived by her nieces and nephews of Elena Psarakis, Stephanie Psarakis Hald and David Hald, and Michael and Tia Psarakis, and sister-in-law Sylvia Psarakis. She also has grandnephews of Guga and David and grandniece Mariam. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband James Koutris and...
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Leo Christy Condolon

June 14, 1928 - April 3, 2017

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James D. Fotos

October 26, 1929 - April 2, 2017

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Carole Lynne Kraemer

December 3, 1947 - March 31, 2017

Kraemer Carole Lynne Kraemer (age 69)On March 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. Beloved sister to Joan Rivas (Robert) and loving aunt to Barclay (Cheryl), Marcus, Jeffrey (Betsy), and Brian. Born in Youngstown, OH to the late Elmer and Martha (nee Roll) Kraemer. Carole dedicated many years to her career in Foreign Service. In addition to her work in the Foreign Service, Carole held a variety of...
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Elaine Elias Lambrakopoulos

February 28, 1933 - March 31, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, ELAINE ELIAS LAMBRAKOPOULOS of Chevy Chase, MD. She was born in Vasta, Arkadias Greece on February 28, 1933. Beloved wife of the late Elias Stavros Lambrakopoulos; devoted mother of Evanthia and Stavroula Lambrakopoulos both of Chevy Chase, MD; sister of Efstathios (Eftihia) Metropoulos, Sotirios (Aggeliki) Metropoulos, Ioannis Metropoulos, Georgia Panagopoulos and...
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John Matthew Cahill

November 17, 1923 - March 29, 2017

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Alice Takosh Rodes

January 15, 1913 - March 25, 2017

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Gerald B. Lang

April 12, 1942 - March 25, 2017

.LOCAL BUSINESS EXECUTIVE PASSES AWAYGerald B. Lang (74), Principal and Chief Client Officer at Lang Strategies, LLC passed away on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at a local care facility surrounded by his family. He had been ill for a few months.Mr. Lang, originally from Jacksonville, Florida, spent his early education and college years there, and began his corporate business career at The...
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Elly Andonyadis

November 13, 1928 - March 22, 2017

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Edward John Pacious

January 12, 1925 - March 21, 2017

Edward John Pacious, M.D., 92, passed away March 21, 2017 in Ft. Myers, Florida, after a brief illness. Dr. Pacious was a long-time Washington physician.Born on January 12, 1925 in Medford, MA, he was the son of Francis L. Pacious and Margaret Moore Pacious. He attended Medford High School before enrolling at Boston College. His college years were interrupted by the Second World War, during which...
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Marcia Wolf Goldsmith

December 23, 1930 - March 21, 2017

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Nancy Trowbridge Holmes

July 25, 1926 - March 20, 2017

HOLMES Nancy Trowbridge Holmes July 25, 1926 - March 20, 2017 Died peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017. Born in New York City, NY she grew up in Washington, DC, where she attended the Potomac and Madeira schools. She graduated from Smith College in 1948. Two years later she married George Burgwin Holmes who had a career in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). She was a lover of, and expert in,...
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Salma M. Jurdak

February 28, 1920 - March 20, 2017

Salma Mansur Jurdak passed away on March 20, 2017 at Sibley Hospital in Washington, DC after a short illness. She was 97 years of age.Born in Beirut, Lebanon on February 28, 1920, Salma was the fourth of six children of Professor Mansur Hanna Jurdak and his wife, Leah Abs Jurdak. Salma grew up in a house on the campus of the American University of Beirut, where her father was an eminent...
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M. Irene Crowe

April 20, 1918 - March 14, 2017

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Priscilla Mullin Reid

January 16, 1926 - March 14, 2017

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Richard Harvey Solomon

June 19, 1937 - March 13, 2017

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Elva Lenz Osborne

June 16, 1915 - March 12, 2017

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Nirmal Kumar De

January 1, 1936 - March 12, 2017

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Mary George Carpousis

July 25, 1927 - March 11, 2017

MARY HEON CARPOUSISOn March 11,2017, Mary Heon Carpousis passed away peacefully surrounded by family who cherished her. Mary was born July 25, 1927 to Ifigenia and George C. Heon in Washington DC. Her father immigrated to the DC area from Greece and built successful businesses in Georgetown DC and Chase Chase MD. where Mary worked before marrying Dr. Aris Carpousis (deceased). Mary lived her...
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Balsam Barsch

February 24, 1937 - March 11, 2017

Balsam Barsch, known as Bella by everyone who loved her was born on February 24, 1937 in Cairo, Egypt and grew up in Alexandria, Egypt. She left this world on Saturday March 11, 2017 preceded in death by her husband Robert Stanley Barsch and became an angel to her loving son Stanley Barsch, daughter-in-law Jessica, and grandsons Jack, Billy & Harry.While living in Egypt, Bella was an avid...
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Louis Peter Averinos

April 4, 1932 - March 10, 2017

LOUIS PETER AVERINOSThe servant of God Louis fell asleep in the Lord on March 10, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Polis Averinos, and sisters, Loula Avgerinos and Kay Soumalias of Montreal Canada. He is survived by his children, Catherine and her husband John, Peter and his wife Georgia, and his grandchildren, Christopher and wife Laura, Nicole and Louie. He is also survived by...
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Ashley Anne Sanford

April 8, 1983 - March 8, 2017

Arrangements unBeloved 33 year old daughter of Bruce and Marilou Sanford died March 8, 2017 at her home in Washington, DC of cardiac arrest following recent surgeries for infection. Ashley had lived with a series of complicated medical issues for more than 10 years, during many of which she enjoyed good health. Those who knew her found her resilience, courage, and spirit a source of inspiration.A...
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Harry David Seybert

November 19, 1924 - March 8, 2017

Harry D. (Woody) Seybert (age 92)On March 8, 2017. Born November 19, 1924, in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Atage 10 his family moved from Warren, PA to the DC area.Woody graduated from Eastern High School in 1943. Hewas an accomplished musician, and played in several bigbands, including Charlie Spivak and Vaughan Monroe. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II from1943-46. He played in...
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Richard Sackett Thompson

October 1, 1933 - March 7, 2017

RICHARD S. THOMPSONDied peacefully at his home in Bethesda on March 7, at the age of 83.He was born in Spokane, WA in 1933, and grew up in Pullman, WA. After graduating from Washington State University in 1955, he attended Oxford University for two years as a Rhodes Scholar, followed by two years in the Army. From 1960 to 1987, he was a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department. He...
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Margery P. CARPENTER

May 13, 1920 - March 6, 2017

Margery Elaine Carpenter, nee Peterson, was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN; at age three, she was afflicted with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Margery, transported in a wagon with a pillow and at her insistence, attended Minneapolis Public School, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota and attended the graduate School of Social Work. She worked for the Minnesota...
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Dorothy Jane Church Zaring

October 24, 1910 - March 3, 2017

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Kerry Hart Stowell

January 27, 1932 - March 3, 2017

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William Edward Mills

June 11, 1928 - March 1, 2017

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Fanchon Aldrich Castro

February 10, 1919 - February 28, 2017

Fanchon A. Castro on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 of Bethesda, Maryland. Raised by her guardians Hon. Jesse P. Wolcott and Grace Sullivan of Battle Creek, MI; beloved wife of the Dr. Alejandro F. Castro; loving mother of Robert J. Castro of Bethesda, Maryland and Alex F. Castro, II. of Sarasota, Florida. Also survived by 6 grandchildren, Dr. Elena M. Castro, Mrs. Diana Obenshain of Bethesda and...
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Fanchon Aldrich Castro

February 10, 1919 - February 28, 2017

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Charles Byron Ruttenberg

November 16, 1922 - February 27, 2017

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Michelle Marie Maloney Pangallo

June 21, 1943 - February 26, 2017

Michelle M. Pangallo a Washington, DC resident since 1976 passed away in West Palm Beach, Florida on February 26, 2017 of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Born on June 21, 1943, in Binghamton, NY, Michelle was the only child of Robert J. and Marie (Lake) Maloney who predeceased her. Michelle was a beautiful, loving and caring wife who is survived by her husband, Clement D. Pangallo. Raised in...
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Micheline Charpenet Courard

May 27, 1921 - February 23, 2017

On February 23, 2017, MICHELINE CHARPENET COURARD of Fairfax, VA and Washington, DC. Mother of Thierry Liverman; grandmother of Andrew Liverman and Astrid Liverman Streetman, Christian Liverman and Eric Liverman. Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Chapel, 3513 N St., NW, Washington, DC on Thursday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m. Family will receive friends at 3325 O St., Washington, DC on Thursday...
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Mary Lytle Rhim

December 4, 1929 - February 23, 2017

MARY LYTLE RHIMPeacefully passed away on February 23, 2017 in her home in Potomac, MD. Born December 4, 1929 in Pleasantville, PA. Founder and Director of The Winchester School, Silver Spring, MD, established in 1970. Mary was the beloved wife of Dr. Johng Sik Rhim; loving mother of Jonathan Arch Rhim (Thanh), Christopher Huc Rhim (Lauren), Peter Kennedy Rhim (Jill), Andrew Lytle Rhim ...
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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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