Our Obituaries

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), Yale Law School (Yale Law Journal). Senior Counsel at...
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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

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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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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 held an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from MIT (1965), a masters in electrical engineering from Stanford (1967) and a masters in computer sciences from Georgetown (1978). He was the president of Phi Kappa Sigma...
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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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Fariborz Navidi-Kasmai

February 2, 1964 - June 2, 2017

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Barbara O'loughlin Silby

February 28, 1939 - June 1, 2017

Mrs. Barbara O'Loughlin Silby, wife of Dr. Howard Michael Silby, died of metastatic uterine carcino-sarcoma, on June 1, 2017 in Palm Beach, Florida. She was 78 years old. Barbara had wonderful family time in Nantucket, Palm Beach and Potomac, Maryland with her husband Howard, two daughters Elisabeth Petkevich and Caroline Silby Hinz; her two sons-in law Misha Petkevich and Laurence Hinz, and...
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Olivia Barclay Jones

January 10, 1941 - June 1, 2017

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capitol Hill Village or the Winterthur Museum. Capitol Hill VillageDonations to Capital Hill Village can be mailed to Capitol Hill Village725 8th St SE, Washington DC 20003. Or online at: www.capitolhillvillage.org/donate Winterthur MuseumDonations to Winterthur in Memory of Olivia Barclay Jones:Director's OfficeAttention: Jane E....
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Patricia Glover Barnett

June 22, 1914 - June 1, 2017

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Robert Hyman Harris

November 17, 1923 - May 31, 2017

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Selig Kainer

May 28, 1929 - May 28, 2017

Dr. Selig Kainer, PhD Of Washington, DC, 88, passed away on May 28th, 2017. A Physicist, Playwright, and Novelist, he was the co-founding director of the Bleecker Street Players, in Washington, D.C., a theater for new plays. Productions were mounted at Grace Church in Georgetown. Several of his own plays were produced there, in addition to plays of others. He also wrote two original musicals for...
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Elizabeth Marshall Aman

June 2, 1920 - May 27, 2017

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Malisa Adriana Tripodi

April 27, 1939 - May 26, 2017

Malisa Adriana TripodiOn May 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Beloved wife of Carlos Tripodi. Devoted mother of Maria, Cristina and Fernando Tripodi. Grandmother of Octavio and Chiara Tripodi. Born April 29, 1939 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to the late Jose DiSerio and Lidia Zirpoli. She worked as an educator for the Federal Government. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Joseph Gawler&...
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Patricia Eva Howar

February 18, 1934 - May 26, 2017

Patricia Eva Howar February 18,1934 - May 26,2017 Patricia E. Howar (Pat) was born in Washington, D.C., but she resided in Bethesda, Maryland. Ms. Howar died peacefully on the morning of May 26 ,2017 in Bethesda, MD. Born to A. Joseph and Bader Howar of Washington, DC on February 18, 1934, Pat was the one of five children. Pat and Walter Helmig married and had four children - Patty, Cathy,...
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Alfred Thomas Vecchione

January 27, 1931 - May 24, 2017

Al Vecchione, a television producer who helped broadcast the Senate Watergate hearings to a national audience and who later made crucial contributions that allowed the "PBS NewsHour" to rival commercial news programs in prestige if not in profit, died May 24 at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 86.The cause was lung cancer, said his daughter Julie Vecchione DeSimone.Mr. Vecchione, an immigrant's...
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Theodore Francis Barstow

April 20, 1931 - May 23, 2017

Theodore Francis Barstow (86)Beloved Uncle, Brother-in-Law, and Friend, Theodore (Ted/Frank) Barstow passed away on May 23, 2017 in Aldie, Virginia. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Robert Timms; his nephews, Robert Timms Jr. and his children, Katie, Bobby, and Stephen; and Michael (and Amber) Timms and their children Zach and Lauren Brown; his niece, Joanne (and Ernie) Chilcotte; and...
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Guy Prud'Homme

July 2, 1951 - May 21, 2017

On, May 21, 2017, Guy Prudhomme of Virginia, beloved husband of Patsy Prudhomme, devoted father of Justin (Katey) Prudhomme, Jessica (Kristin) Prudhomme, Jo-anne Prudhomme (Jonathan Wood), Jeremy Prudhomme (Tara Zullo), Josephine Prudhomme, James Prudhomme. Brother of Anick (Bruce) Cloete. Grandfather of Lillie Prudhomme. Memorial Service will be held at Joseph Gawler's Sons, LLC, 5130...
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Theodora Z. Yeonas

June 24, 1921 - May 19, 2017

YeonasTheodora Z Yeonas (Age 95)On May 19, 2017 in Arlington, VA. Beloved wife of the late Paul G. Yeonas. Mother to George P. Yeonas (Monica) and Dean P. Yeonas (Eleni). Loving Grandmother to 5 Grandchildren Daniele M. (Jonathon), Sonya M., Alexa P., Paul D. and Dimitri D. Yeonas. Theodora was preceded in death by her father Constantine Zacharoudis and mother Agnes Burlando (Armando). Born...
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Joan Kostick Andrews

February 17, 1931 - May 15, 2017

ANDREWS - Joan Louise(née Kostick)May 15, 2017, in the loving embrace of family and friends at her home in Georgetown, Washington, DC. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Peter Conners Andrews, their six children, and eleven grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Sunday, May 21, at 9:30 AM.
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Alina Goldman

March 31, 1933 - May 13, 2017

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Zarie Keosian

September 25, 1919 - May 9, 2017

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Helen Louise Gervasio

October 21, 1924 - May 8, 2017

On May 8, 2017 Helen Daviero Gervasio was reunited in heaven with her beloved husband, Joseph Phillip Gervasio Sr. after 20 years. She leaves behind her devoted family: daughter, Phyllis Jo Gervasio of Arlington, Virginia; son, Joseph Phillip Gervasio and daughter-in-law Deborah Murphy Gervasio of Rockville, Maryland; precious granddaughters, Melissa Anne Gervasio and Allison Lauren Gervasio,...
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Anthony Francis Abell

August 19, 1946 - May 7, 2017

Anthony F. Abell (Age 70)Beloved husband, father, and brother passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 7th at Sibley Memorial Hospital surrounded by family. He was born in Washington, D.C. to William S. and Patricia O'Callaghan Abell and is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Nancy Elbin Abell, daughter Jessica Abell Ganjamie and her husband Tom, as well as his siblings Patricia Abell, William...
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Walter Cunningham Wilson

September 29, 1935 - May 6, 2017

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Nevin Edson Kuhl

November 5, 1921 - May 5, 2017

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William Russell Pickering

September 30, 1930 - May 5, 2017

Died on Friday, May 5, 2017, in Washington, DC. He was born in Kansas City, MO in 1930. A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Business School, Mr. Pickering served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956. He enjoyed a long career in the financial and the oil and gas industries. He was a member of the Chevy Chase Club and the Metropolitan Club of Washington, and served for many years on the...
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Mary Remey Wadleigh

January 19, 1947 - May 2, 2017

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John Peter Gearan

May 1, 1958 - May 1, 2017

John P. Gearan passed from this world on May 1, 2017 on his 59th birthday and now is with his heavenly Father. He was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Leonard and Peggy (McInnis) Gearan. After having lived all over the world, he chose to reside in NW Washington, DC for the past ten years.He is survived by his wife, Susan (Tomlinson) Gearan, his brother, Tim and Anne(Rumsey) Gearan of NW...
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Christina Susanne Wadyka

October 19, 1962 - May 1, 2017

WadykaChristina Susanne Wadyka (Age 54)On May 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Beloved wife of Steven J. Wadyka Jr. mother to three children. Born in Stockholm, Sweden on October 19, 1962 to Bo and Sue Weinberg (nee Keffer). Christina served as Associate General Counsel of Fannie Mae in Washington, DC, and previously was Senior Vice President - Legal Affairs with Discovery Communications at its...
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Emma Elizabeth Nagel

October 2, 1928 - April 29, 2017

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Albert Joseph Didden

December 7, 1911 - April 28, 2017

Albert Joseph Didden, Sr. On, 28 April 2017, in Washington, DC at the age of 105 years. Mr. Didden was born in Washington, DC and graduated from Eastern High School and Catholic University of America with a degree in Commerce/Economics. A lifelong Washington, DC resident, he was the son of George Anton Didden and Marie Carry Didden, paternal grandson of Clement August Didden and Marie Klenk...
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Louise Madeline Packer

April 23, 1926 - April 28, 2017

PackerLouise Madeline Packer (Age 91)On April 28, 2017 in Rockville, MD. Widow of Duncan Packer. Mother of Anne Louise Julian and sister to Dorothy Huffer and Sister Lani Manseau. Loving grandmother to three grandchildren, and aunt to three nieces. Born in Massachusetts to the late Bernard and Dorothy Manseau (nee Hess). Relatives and friends are invited to call at Joseph Gawler's Sons, LLC....
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Carl Howard Kneessi

December 4, 1941 - April 28, 2017

Carl Howard Kneessi, a commercial real estate executive and lifelong Bethesda resident, passed away at Suburban Hospital on April 28th, 2017. Mr. Kneessi was born on December 4th, 1941, and graduated from Coolidge High School and George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and served in the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam War. ...
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Leslie Gordon Kirschner

September 17, 1930 - April 27, 2017

Dr. Leslie Gordon Kirschner, MD Of Washington, DC, 86, passed away on April 27th, 2017. A Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst for over 50 years and a teacher and mentor at the Washington School of Psychiatry, George Washington University and the University of Virginia. Gordon held monthly forums focusing on creativity. He received training at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, University of...
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Charles Warren Hanke

August 18, 1924 - April 26, 2017

Charles Warren Hanke, 1924 - 2017Charles Warren Hanke passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Maxine Kennedy Hanke; their sons, Charles William Hanke and John Christian Hanke; and three granddaughters. He and Maxine were married on June 6, 1962 in the District of Columbia.Charles was born on August 18, 1924, in St. Louis, Missouri. He served in...
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Rhoda Erma Silverman

April 24, 1918 - April 26, 2017

Rhoda E. Silverman (Age 99) January 24, 1918 - April 26, 2017On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, of Washington, DC peacefully passed away at Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland with her family at her side. Born in Boston, MA, daughter of Solomon H. Rubin, MD and Henrietta Sydeman Rubin of Boston. She was wife of Carl Silverman, MD (deceased 1993), mother of Carol Lieberman (Jim) of Potomac and Bill...
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Steven Goerner Allen

September 9, 1948 - April 24, 2017

Steven G. Allen passed away April 24, 2017. He is survived by his sister Nancy J. Medlin and three nieces. A memorial service will be held on June 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Joseph Gawler's Son's Funeral Home.
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Marile Schmalzbauer Hofer

March 24, 1927 - April 22, 2017

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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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James E. Morehead

April 5, 1930 - April 14, 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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