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James Howard Phillips

December 26, 1938 - September 27, 2016

Phillips, James H.On September 27, 2016, James H. Phillips of Washington, DC. Beloved husband of Mary Ellen "Mimi" Phillips. Devoted father of Katherine Deye (Gregory) and Gregory Phillips (Jennifer). Brother of Edward Phillips. Grandfather of Madeleine, Grace, Jack, Sam and John. Visitation will take place at St. Ignatius Chapel at Holy Trinity Catholic Church 3513 N Street NW Washington, DC on...
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Charles L. Schultze

December 12, 1924 - September 27, 2016

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Karen L. Kuckuck

April 2, 1984 - September 27, 2016

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Margaret Anne Lane

April 21, 1933 - September 26, 2016

LANE MARGARET A. LANE April 21, 1933 - September 26, 2016 Margaret A. Lane, Peggy as acquaintances called her, or Oma as family referred to her, died peacefully Monday at the age of 83 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She was surrounded by her beloved husband of 59 years, William "Bill'; daughter and best friend, Debra, and granddaughters whom she helped raise and guide, Anne Marie and...
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Ichiro Nishimura

February 20, 1930 - September 24, 2016

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Josephine M. Wilthew

February 26, 1924 - September 23, 2016

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Walter Zachariasiewicz

November 7, 1911 - September 22, 2016

Zachariasiewicz Walter Zachariasiewicz (Age 104) A distinguished leader and a legendary figure of the Polish American community in the U.S. died Thursday, September 22, 2016, after a prolonged illness. He dedicated his entire life to the promotion and understanding of Polish culture and history and to humanitarian causes worldwide. He was a proud patriot of the United States and of his native...
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Judith Ann Donovan Dowd

October 1, 1940 - September 22, 2016

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Louis Joseph Rolando

May 22, 1917 - September 21, 2016

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James Craig Orfield

April 5, 1963 - September 20, 2016

James Craig Orfield James Craig Orfield, 53, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at Georgetown University Hospital after an extended illness. A native of Bristol, Va., Mr. Orfield was the son of James and the late Evelyn Durham Orfield. He was an honors graduate of Virginia High School, where he discovered his lifelong affection for journalism and served as editor-in-chief of the Virginian Times....
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Pedro Manoel Buarque de Macedo

July 16, 1938 - September 19, 2016

Pedro Manoel Buarque de Macedo, Director Emeritus of Catholic University's Vitreous State Laboratory (VSL), died at Georgetown University Hospital early in the morning, Monday, September 19, 2016. Pete, as he was known to his friends, a physicist, inventor, entrepreneur, mentor and family man, lived the American dream and will be missed by all who knew him. Pete was born in Denmark on the...
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Myrtle Barnes Jones

August 5, 1934 - September 17, 2016

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Marianne Gertrude Oestreicher

January 17, 1916 - September 16, 2016

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John Richard Buzbee

April 15, 1966 - September 15, 2016

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Joseph Michael Whalen

September 21, 1965 - September 13, 2016

Joseph "Joe" WhalenEntered into his peaceful eternal rest on September 13, 2016. Beloved son of the late Congressman Charles Whalen (Dayton, Ohio) and his wife Barbara. Survived by his wife Katherine Zoe Andrews and their dog Lucy, three brothers: Chip, Dan and Ted, and two sisters: Anne (McLindon) and Mary (Scherer). Joe was a favorite uncle of his many nieces and nephews who...
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Ann McNamara Tierney

January 2, 1919 - September 13, 2016

Ann M. Tierney, a fifth generation Washingtonian, died peacefully in her sleep at the Maplewood Park Place in Bethesda on September 13, 2016.Mrs. Tierney was born in Washington on January 2, 1919, and grew up on Park Road, N.W. For her entire life of 97 years, she lived within ten miles of her birthplace, attending Sacred Heart grade school and high school. During the 1930's and 1940's, she...
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Catherine Newell Carmean Morrisey

May 22, 1918 - September 11, 2016

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Karl Ernst Davis

December 10, 1930 - September 11, 2016

Karl Ernst Davis It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Karl Ernst Davis, a resident of Bethesda, Maryland, on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the age of 85. Mr. Davis passed away peacefully at Carriage Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a prolonged illness. Mr. Davis was a lifelong resident of the Washington, DC area. He was a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and...
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Jack Radov

April 29, 1920 - September 9, 2016

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Merval Wayne Oleson

September 15, 1923 - September 6, 2016

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John Christian Bailar

October 9, 1932 - September 6, 2016

BAILAR John Christian Bailar, III, MD John Christian Bailar III, MD, a resident of Mitchellville, Maryland, died Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the age of 83. Born in Urbana, Illinois to John and Florence (Catherwood) Bailar, John was beloved by family and friends for his rigorous mind, pursuit of challenge, and persistent humor. He graduated from University High School in Urbana, University of...
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Barkev Kibarian

December 29, 1927 - September 4, 2016

Barkev Kibarian of Potomac, MD died peacefully on September 4, 2016. In his renowned and lengthy career as an educator and university administrator, he served as a tenured professor at Georgetown University School of Business. He was the first Armenian American to hold the position of College President. He also served as president of The College of Emporia (Kansas), Husson University (Maine)...
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Gian Carlo Guarda

August 24, 1930 - September 4, 2016

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Carden Coleman McGehee

December 31, 1952 - September 1, 2016

CARDEN COLEMAN McGEHEE, JR. (Age 63) Surrounded by loved ones, Carden Coleman McGehee, Jr., died peacefully Thursday evening, September 1, 2016, at Washington Home Family Community Hospice in Washington, DC. Born in Richmond, VA to Caroline (Casey) and C. Coleman McGehee on December 31, 1952, Carden attended St. Christopher's School and later Blue Ridge School in Saint George, VA. Carden'...
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Margaret Campbell Bucher

March 10, 1922 - August 30, 2016

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MaryAnna Schairer

June 6, 1923 - August 28, 2016

On Sunday, August 28, 2016, MaryAnna Schairer of Chevy Chase, MD, beloved mother of David Schairer (Maurice Cottingham) and Carol Gilham (John), brother of Melvin W. Sandmeyer; grandmother of Kit (Jo) Gilham, Claire Gilham (Dan Ebdon) and Beth Gilham (David Warriner); and great grandmother of Amelie Gilham, Arthur Ebdon, Ben Gilham, and Bridget Ebdon. Relatives and friends are invited to call at...
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Troy Lynn Williams

May 18, 1982 - August 26, 2016

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Elizabeth DeLong Kuhl

January 26, 1926 - August 25, 2016

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M. Frances Ayer

November 14, 1941 - August 22, 2016

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Albert Edward Kovalik

May 12, 1932 - August 19, 2016

Albert Edward Kovalik, known to almost all as "Al," was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia in 1932 to Wendelin and Rena Kovalik. His grandfather worked in the coal mines. His family eventually moved to the Cleveland area and settled there. Al attended Lakewood High School and then joined the U.S. Navy with several of his friends, serving on a mine-sweeper. When he returned, Al studied engineering...
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Adrian Wallace Moore

November 17, 1928 - August 16, 2016

ADRIAN WALLACE MOORE, JR.No one loved life more than Wally Moore!!He was always positive, optimistic, determined and happy. Every day was considered a gift, and he lived every day to the fullest.Wally Moore, Jr. was born in Southport, North Carolina on November 17, 1928 to the late A.W. Moore and Sadie Orr Moore. He was a graduate of Southport High School and North Carolina State University,...
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John Joseph McLaughlin

March 29, 1927 - August 16, 2016

Dr. John J. McLaughlin died of cancer on August 16 at his home in Washington, D.C. He was born on March 29, 1927, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was the beloved son of the late Augustus (Gus) McLaughlin and Eva (Turcotte) McLaughlin. He was the brother of the late Robert A. (Bob) McLaughlin and brother-in-law to the late Elizabeth C.(McGetrick) McLaughlin, formerly of Warwick, R.I.He was the...
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Catherine Shea Bolger

December 19, 1924 - August 15, 2016

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Marguerite C. Regan

February 9, 1936 - August 14, 2016

Dr. MARGUERITE C. REGAN Dr. Marguerite C. Regan of Silver Spring, MD, passed peacefully in her home on August 14, 2016 after a courageous 21-year battle with Waldenstrom''s Macroglobulinemia, a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Marguerite touched the lives of so many people and will be deeply missed. Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1936, she is forever a Boilermaker, having received her...
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Michel Louis-Marie Richard

March 7, 1948 - August 13, 2016

Michel Richard, whose innovative and whimsical fusions of French and American foods made him one of the country's most influential chefs, and whose Citronelle and Central restaurants helped transform Washington into a dining destination, died Aug. 13 at a Washington hospital. He was 68.He had complications from a stroke, said Mel Davis, a longtime associate and spokeswoman.Mr. Richard began his...
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Susan Webb Hammond

July 1, 1933 - August 13, 2016

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Theresa Dolores Krause

August 10, 1925 - August 10, 2016

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Devin Lawrence Donnelly

February 1, 1965 - August 7, 2016

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Rae R. Holtz

December 17, 1915 - August 4, 2016

Rae R. Holtz Rae R. Holtz, 100, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 4th, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Rae was preceded in death by her husband Captain Arnold H. Holtz USN (Ret) on September 26, 2008. Raised in Shanghai, China, Rae was the daughter of Michael and Raisia Ruskin and the youngest of seven siblings. Her family...
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Carol Mills Lucas

May 21, 1941 - July 29, 2016

Carol Mills Lucas passed away peacefully at her home in Bethesda, MD, Friday, July 29, 2016. Beloved mother of Richard (Judy), Scott (Mindy) and Stephanie; proud grandmother of Jen and Steven. An accomplished business executive, Carol found joy in retirement through family, great friends, travel, and enthusiasm for golf and tennis. A memorial service and reception will be held Monday, August 1...
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John Frank Diekan

February 20, 1939 - July 28, 2016

John Frank Diekan, USAF Veteran, Devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather died on Thursday, July 28 at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, MD from complications following a severe stroke. He was 77. Born in Detroit, MI on February 20, 1939 to John Frank Diekan and Helen (Stanna) Diekan, John graduated from Cass Technical High School in January, 1957. Later that year, John entered...
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Jane Reider Terry

February 23, 1919 - July 28, 2016

Jane Reider Terry On July 28, 2016, Jane R. Terry of Washington, DC. Wife of more than 45 years to the late, Ira Brewster Terry, III; mother of Michael Terry of Oregon and Phillip Terry of Florida; grandmother of six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Terry served in WWII in the Army Nurse Corp in the South Pacific. This is where she met her late husband. They were married in...
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S. Jean van der Tak

April 20, 1927 - July 27, 2016

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Milton Philip Semer

March 5, 1919 - July 27, 2016

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Richard Allen Holmes

October 10, 1931 - July 25, 2016

Richard Allen Holmes, MD, died peacefully at home at the age of 84 on Monday, July 25, 2016, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Washington, DC.He leaves behind his wife of nearly 50 years, Dodie Holmes; his daughter Mindy Holmes (Washington, DC); his son Adam Holmes (Fresno, CA); and his five beloved grandchildren Wesley Hogan, Zachary Holmes, Caitlin Hogan, Devin Holmes, and Adam ("AJ") Holmes, Jr. ...
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Theodore Cherukuri

December 21, 1940 - July 23, 2016

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Alan J. Barnett

July 27, 1926 - July 20, 2016

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Phyllis Lee Bialek

February 23, 1930 - July 19, 2016

Passed away on July 19, 2016. She was born in Scranton, PA, but lived her entire life in the Washington, DC area. She is preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and husband, Dr. Stanley M. Bialek. She is survived by her daughter, Julie Garel, her son-in-law John Garel, and her two grandchildren, Ferris and Ellis. She was a kind, generous woman who took pride in supporting and caring for...
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Kay Harris Kriegsman

February 26, 1943 - July 17, 2016

Kay Harris Kriegsman, prominent Psychologist and published Author, died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at her Bethesda, MD home. She was 73. She was preceded in death by her husband William Edwin Kriegsman, Sr. Kay was the devoted mother of Bill Kriegsman of Olympia, WA and Katie Kriegsman Peters of Bethesda, MD; daughter of Elizabeth Harris of Grand Junction, CO; grandmother of Kyle Kriegsman. Darby...
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Robert Keith Davis, Sr.

January 16, 1929 - July 16, 2016

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Howard A. Dawson

October 23, 1922 - July 15, 2016

Howard A. Dawson, Jr.Chief Judge, U.S. Tax Court On July 15, 2016, Howard A. Dawson, Jr. of Bethesda, Maryland. Beloved husband of Marianne Dawson and devoted father of Suzanne D. Vanyur, and the late Amy L. Dawson. He is survived by his brother Dr. Shelton P. Dawson, his adoring grandchildren Jennifer E. Vanyur, Christen E. Vanyur and Allison C. Vanyur and his son-in-law John Vanyur. The family...
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Michael John Elliott

May 31, 1951 - July 14, 2016

Michael Elliott, a British journalist who held top editorial positions at three major newsweeklies and who later was chief executive of a global humanitarian group founded by the rock star Bono, died July 14 at a hospital in Washington. He was 65.The cause was an aggressive form of bladder cancer, said his wife, Emma Oxford.Mr. Elliott gave up a career as a tenured professor at the London School...
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Roderick Alderton

October 7, 1923 - July 14, 2016

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Anthony K. Vanacoro

October 28, 1954 - July 12, 2016

This obituary tribute has not been written by Tony but for him. As his life partner, he would have wanted me to reach out to all of his friends. It is with profound sorrow that I must tell you all that some time early on Tuesday morning, July 12, 2016, Tony Vanacoro died in his sleep. He had been experiencing heart problems very recently, and had been in hospital to treat and hopefully resolve...
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David Gerard Rowan

July 15, 1960 - July 6, 2016

David G. Rowan (Age 55) of Washington, DC, formerly of Oakton, VA who died peacefully at home July 6, 2016. David is survived by his beloved wife, Marilou Poulin Rowan, and children Danielle Rowan McDermott (Jacob) and Andrew Patrick Rowan. He is also survived by his mother, Mary Lucey Rowan, aunt, Joan Lucey Donnelly and siblings, Paul E. Rowan, Mark C. Rowan and Virginia Rowan Pommer and 14...
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Santiago Saez

March 21, 1954 - June 29, 2016

SANTIAGO SAEZ "Papo" Santiago "Papo" Saez of Washington, DC passed away June 29, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He is survived by his spouse of 35 years, Jean Francois Ferre; his mother, Olga; two sisters, Lydia and Isa; and several nieces and nephews.Papo devoted 35 years of his working career as a dedicated Lab Supervisor at Sibley Hospital.A...
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Latrell D. Martin

April 2, 2005 - June 27, 2016

Our bright shinning light, Latrell Martin, left us suddenly on Monday, June 27, 2016. He was eleven years old. I'm sure our dear Lord has something more important for him to do.While he was with us he touched so many. He was bright, kind and mature beyond his years. Latrell was a leader with big future plans.Latrell was a great student and athlete, with a tremendous personality. Some...
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Edwin Henry Copenhaver

September 6, 1942 - June 27, 2016

Ask any Capitol Hill resident, "Who is Mr. Ed? "The helpful, unassuming man at Frager's Hardware, most would reply. Ed Copenhaver died early on the morning of June 27th after a long fight with cancer. He was 73 years of age.Ed had been a co-owner of Frager's Hardware for 37 years retiring in 2012. "A lot of really good folks have worked with me over all of these years," said Ed at the time of...
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Dorothy Graeves Weber

February 26, 1917 - June 27, 2016

Dorothy Graeves Weber died peacefully at Brighton Gardens Friendship Heights in Chevy Chase Maryland on June 27, 2016 after a short battle with Alzheimer's Disease. She was 99 years old. Dorothy, known as Dottie, was born in Washington, DC on February 26, 1917 to Lewis and Josephine Graeves. Due to her mother's tuberculosis the family moved to Saranac Lake, New York where she lived from...
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Ming Wang

November 4, 1921 - June 26, 2016

Ming Wang, born November 4, 1921, died peacefully on Sunday, June 26th in Bethesda. Ming Wang was born in Tianjin, China and was a pilot in Chinese Nationalist Air Force during WWII. He came to the US for further military training where he met his first wife, the late Suen Chin. In 1949, Wang went Taiwan to escape the Communist takeover of China. He rejoined his wife and young son in...
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Arabella Robertson Hogentogler

April 19, 1914 - June 25, 2016

On Saturday, June 25, 2016, ARABELLA ROBERTSON HOGENTOGLER of Chevy Chase, MD. Beloved wife of the late Chester A. Hogentogler; loving mother of Suzanne H. Graham, Martha H. Nolan (Thomas), Marie H. Gerdes and the late Chester Hogentogler, Jr. and Judith H. Quattlebaum; devoted sister of Charles Robertson. Also survived by 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great...
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Evelyn King

June 8, 1916 - June 24, 2016

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Corilla B. Dorsz

September 16, 1913 - June 22, 2016

Corilla B. Dorsz, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband Edmund J. Dorsz.Born in San Antonio, Texas, She lived an incredible 102 years of life in the most challenging, changing days of America. Her effervescent smile touched thousands of lives both here and abroad. An artist, master seamstress, master gardener, devoted wife, eloquent...
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Nancy M. Walker

January 4, 1934 - June 21, 2016

Nancy Elizabeth Murphy Walker, wife of the late Washington DC prominent radio personality Ed Walker, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 due to complications from surgery. She was 82. Nancy was a beloved schoolteacher in Montgomery County Public Schools for 40 years, teaching at Bradley Elementary, Westbrook Elementary and finally Somerset Elementary before retiring in 2004. She was active as...
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Norma Jean Calderhead

April 30, 1930 - June 21, 2016

NORMA JEAN CALDERHEAD (nee: Willen) Beloved wife of William D. Calderhead, died June 21, 2016, at her home in Arlington, VA, she was 86. A private Memorial Mass was held at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Besides her husband, Mrs. Calderhead is survived by a step-daughter, Billie Stull; granddaughter, Katherine McGwier; grandson, William McGwier; great-granddaughter, Kaitlin McGwier; two...
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Martin Packman

July 24, 1922 - June 20, 2016

Martin Packman, a long-time civil service official of the Department of State, and a former Deputy Director of its Bureau of Intelligence and Research, died on June 19, at Sibley Hospital of congestive heart failure. He was 93.Mr. Packman retired as deputy bureau director in 1980, after having worked in the State Department for 24 years. He was successively chief of the British Commonwealth...
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Elizabeth J. Lindsay

October 20, 1933 - June 15, 2016

On Wednesday June 15, 2016, Elizabeth "Betty" Henderson Lindsay of Bethesda, Maryland. Beloved wife of Dr. Joseph "Joe" Lindsay. Devoted mother of Lee Lindsay Wittenstein, Joseph Wade Lindsay and Robert Andrew Lindsay. She is survived by her sister Mary Ann Johnson. Betty was adored by five grandchildren, one great grandchild, a niece and two nephews. The family requests that...
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David Lee Mohre

July 23, 1942 - June 15, 2016

David Lee Mohre On June 15, 2016, David Lee Mohre of Washington, DC. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Liz) Mohre, father of David L. Mohre, Jr and wife Virginia of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Derrick L. Mohre and wife Maryia of Baltimore, MD, Dana Mohre Trzeciak and husband Michael of Port Deposit, MD, and Lily K. Mohre of Washington, DC, grandfather of four grandchildren, and a host of many special...
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John C. Whitaker

December 29, 1926 - June 12, 2016

John Carroll Whitaker, born December 29, 1926, died on June 12, 2016 in Chevy Chase, MD at the age of 89. Mr. Whitaker was a former domestic policy aide to President Richard Nixon. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia, attended Loyola High School in Baltimore, MD, graduated from Georgetown University in 1949, and received his Ph.D. in geology from Johns Hopkins University in 1953. He first...
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Margaret Alice Skinker

October 17, 1932 - June 12, 2016

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Ann Woodward Tinsley

March 27, 1922 - June 10, 2016

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Mary Petrie Greer

July 3, 1920 - June 7, 2016

GREER, Mary P.Mary P. Greer, aged 95, of Washington, DC died on June 7, 2016. She was a long-time resident of Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Walton J. Greer, and her daughters Betsy Houston and Kathy Gulnac. She is survived by her sons-in-law Stuart E. Houston and Jon Gulnac. She is also survived by three grandchildren and six great...
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Mark Alexander Callanan

August 25, 1987 - June 7, 2016

NEW (added August 6, 2016): A military funeral service will be held for Mark at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, October 14, 2016. Attendees should meet in the main Administration Building at 12:30 pm. All are welcome.__________________________________________Mark Alexander Callanan was born August 25, 1987 in Rochester, NY and died June 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. He is survived by his...
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Pamela S. Currey

January 3, 1944 - June 4, 2016

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Natalie Smith Bouquet

March 28, 1929 - June 4, 2016

On Saturday June 4, 2016, Natalie Smith Bouquet of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Beloved wife of Dr. Jean-Pierre Bouquet and devoted mother of Jacqueline Bouquet, Michele Bouquet and Edouard Bouquet. Sister of Victor Smith and the late Maurine Starr. Adored grandmother of Nicholas Bouquet, Alexandrina Kay, Christopher Sievering, Genevieve Bouquet, Samantha Sievering, Josephine Bouquet, Jean-Pierre...
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Eric Alan Meyer

August 28, 1962 - June 2, 2016

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Martha Halley McNeely

March 30, 1946 - May 31, 2016

Martha H. McNeely On May 31, 2016, Martha McNeely of Washington, DC. Beloved wife of Michael McNeely; devoted mother of James H. McNeely; sister of Albert F. Halley. A private ceremony was held on June 3, 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater DC-Maryland Chapter, 1800 M. St. NW, Suite B50 North, Washington, DC 20036. For...
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Bettie Jean Labriola

October 6, 1928 - May 29, 2016

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Barbara Rose Winston

September 1, 1936 - May 29, 2016

Barbara or "Smitty" as she was affectionately called growing up, was born in Washington DC on September 1, 1936 to the late Harold Charles and Helen (Hyson) Smith. She was preceded in death by her only sibling, Harold Charles Smith Jr.Barbara attended the prestigious Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School in Washington DC and graduated with a Bachelors degree in sociology from Penn State University....
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Albert Bilik

September 27, 1922 - May 28, 2016

BILIK, AL (age 93) - Passed away peacefully on May 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C. after a full, long and love-filled life. Al was born on September 27, 1922 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to immigrants Jacob and Lena Bilik, worked in the family drug store in Coney Island, and graduated from James Madison High School. Al enlisted in the Navy at the age of 19 and served as a medical corpsman on the USS Hyde in...
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Thomas Michael Elliott

August 4, 1942 - May 24, 2016

ELLIOTT Thomas Michael Elliott (Age 73) A native of Evansville, Indiana, left a life and career well lived on May 24 at his home in Washington, DC. Born August 4, 1942 he remained in Evansville through his graduation from Bosse High School and then attended Indiana University in Bloomington, IN from 1962 to 1970, earning a AB in zoology, an MS in higher education and a EdD in higher education....
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Joyce Keogh Farr

September 19, 1937 - May 22, 2016

Joyce Keogh Farr With great sadness the family of Joyce Keogh Farr announces her passing on May 22, 2016. Born September 19, 1937 in the District of Columbia to Margaret duFief Reed and Michael Francis Keogh. Devoted wife of Harry Hull Farr, real estate developer, whom she married in Our Lady of Victory on May 30, 1960. She is survived by her four children, Michael Keogh Farr (Laurie Fishburn),...
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Elizabeth FitzGerald Kettler

September 15, 1929 - May 20, 2016

Elizabeth FitzGerald Kettler, known as Betty by family and friends, peacefully passed away on May 20 at her residence in Buckingham's Choice Retirement Community in Buckeystown, Maryland. She was born in Seattle, Washington on September 15, 1929 to Geraldine and Gerald FitzGerald and was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, class of 1947 and went on...
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Marilyn Janet Holmes

April 14, 1934 - May 17, 2016

Marilyn Janet Holmes, an award winning documentary producer for the US State Department and a former Director of the State Department's Family Liaison Office, passed away Tuesday, May 17, at Georgetown University Hospital. She was 82.She was born in Paris, France, in 1934. When German troops invaded France in 1940, seven year old Marilyn and her French mother, Denise, fled Paris in a mass...
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Norma Leonard

February 12, 1921 - May 17, 2016

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Norma Leonard of Washington, DC. Beloved wife of the late William Leonard. Devoted mother of Christopher Wallace, William, Andrew, Nicolas, James and Oliver Leonard. She is also survived by her twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A Celebration of Norma Leonard's Life will be held in the Renwick Chapel on the grounds of Oak Hill Cemetery in...
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Clovis Maksoud

December 17, 1926 - May 15, 2016

Clovis Maksoud, who advocated on behalf of Arab nations and Palestinian rights as a scholar, a journalist and, for more than a decade, a prominent representative of the Arab League, died May 15 at a hospital in Washington. He was 89. The cause was a cerebral hemorrhage, said his daughter, Lisette Mondello.A Lebanese American, Mr. Maksoud spent much of his life as an envoy of the Arab world to the...
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Jacqueline Germaine Cavaille-Coll

February 24, 1923 - May 14, 2016

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Arthur J. Fox

September 19, 1923 - May 11, 2016

ARTHUR J. FOX, JR. (Age 92) Arthur J. Fox Jr., who parlayed early construction field experiences for a state highway department and for the U.S. Army on World War II battlefields to build industry trade journal Engineering News-Record into the so-called "Bible" of the now $8.5-trillion global construction sector, as editor-in-chief for nearly 25 years, died on May 11 in Rockville, Md. He was 92...
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Linda F. Bailie

February 25, 1948 - May 10, 2016

Linda passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 10, 2016. She was surrounded by loved ones. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Edgar B May January 19, 2015. Linda was born in Armagh, Northern Ireland. She received her Master''s degree from the London School of Economics and did post-graduate work in film and communications at the Annenberg School of Communications. She became senior...
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Gloria Y. Lee

November 27, 1925 - May 8, 2016

On Sunday May 8, 2016 Gloria Y. Lee of Washington DC Beloved wife of Wah B. Lee, Devoted Mother of Steve Lee and Sean Lee. Grandmother of Stuart Lee, Jacqueline Lee, and Youhainus Lee. Gloria is also survived by many family members and friends. On Monday May 16, 2016, there will be a visitation at 10am with a funeral service at 11am to be held at Joseph Gawler's Sons Funeral Directors 5130...
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Thomas Donaldson

August 4, 1921 - May 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Joseph Gawler's Sons LLC, Washington, DC.For those who wish to make a donation, please send memorial contributions to Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Attn: Membership Department, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403
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Joseph Richards

January 26, 1934 - May 4, 2016

RICHARDS JOSEPH RICHARDS, III A fifth generation Washingtonian, a residential developer and builder and long-time horseman, died at the Adler Center in Aldie, VA on May 4, 2016 following complications from a fall at his residence the week before Easter. He was 82. Mr. Richards was born in Washington, DC on January 26, 1934 to Joseph and Esther Walther Richards, Jr. and spent his formative years...
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Claude V. Christian

June 30, 1923 - May 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Joseph Gawler's Sons LLC, Washington, DC.
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Miodrag Marco Djurovich

March 16, 1949 - May 2, 2016

MIODRAG MARCO DJUROVICH "Chuck" On Monday May 2, 2016, Miodrag Marco Djurovich "Chuck" of Washington DC. Beloved husband of Ann Della Porta. Brother of Rajko Djurovich. He is also survived by his aunts, many cousins and nephew, John Della Porta. A visitation will be held at Joseph Gawler''s Sons, 5130 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC on Friday May 6, 2016 from 5...
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Thelma Ruth Wilhelm Fontyn

May 14, 1922 - May 2, 2016

Passed away peacefully on May 2, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was 93. Beloved wife of the late Cornelis A. Fontyn and devoted mother of daughters Susan and Jeanette (William James). Beloved grandmother of William James, IV and Pieter Neil James. She is also survived by many special nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and wonderful friends. She was born in Somerset, PA on May 14,...
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Fumiko Kuwayama

August 25, 1931 - May 1, 2016

On Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Washington, DC, after a lifetime of gracious kindness. Loving wife of the late Kelly; beloved sister of Masako Dougherty of New York; Asako Akabane and Seiichiro Akabane, both of Tokyo, Japan; cherished aunt; treasured friend; esteemed calligraphy sensei; and photographer. Service to be held at Joseph Gawler''s Sons, 5130 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC on...
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Lindsay Roberts Smith

October 19, 1948 - May 1, 2016

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Eva Licht Romano

October 13, 1929 - April 30, 2016

Died peacefully on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. Born in Poland in 1929, she miraculously survived World War II in Germany passing as a Catholic worker. Liberated by the United States 7th Army in 1945, she arrived in the United States in 1947 on the USS Ernie Pyle. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College and two Master''s degrees from Columbia University. She was a...
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Anson Brooks Smith

October 16, 1956 - April 28, 2016

Anson Brooks Smith, 59, an accountant, business entrepreneur, and musician died April 28, 2016 at his home in Bethesda. Anson is survived by his loving wife, Tracy; his stepchildren, Ryan and Sophie; his mother, Peggy Brooks Smith; his sister, Tina West (Ed) and their children, Amanda, Jake and Ashley; his brother, Carter Smith (Nicole) and their daughter, Tallula; and his cousins, Brad Chesivoir...
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Melvin Johnson Wertz

July 19, 1936 - April 25, 2016

Melvin Johnson Wertz age 79 of Washington, DC passed peacefully on April 25, 2016 at his home of 65 years, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born on July 19, 1936 at Sibley Hospital to the late Melvin and Ruth Wertz, he was preceded in death by his beloved sisters Ginny and Sara. Melvin attended Woodrow Wilson High School and then American University, where in 1958 he earned a...
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