Wash Post Obituaries

Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia obituaries, appreciations and death notices.

Frank Neuhauser, winner of first national spelling bee, dies at 97
Frank Neuhauser was a patent lawyer who made news headlines more than 85 years ago when he won the first-ever national spelling bee in 1925.
03/22/2011 08:02 AM
Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who negotiated settlement to Iran hostage crisis, dies at 85
Warren M. Christopher led the State Department during President Bill Clinton's first term.
03/21/2011 10:05 PM
Cleo Johnson, founder of nation's first black-owned modeling school, dies at 88
Cleo Johnson started the country's first black-owned modeling school in the 1950s.
03/21/2011 10:00 PM
A Local Life: John Hoke, 85, never ran out of inventive ideas
John Hoke invented an air-conditioned pith helmet powered by solar energy.
03/22/2011 04:20 AM
Carol Anne Patt, cataloguer
Carol Anne Patt, 50, a cataloguer with the Library of Congress and Drug Enforcement Administration, died Feb. 17 at her home in Silver Spring. She had a heart attack.
03/19/2011 11:03 PM
Nancy B. Landon, book buyer
Nancy B. Landon, 74, who was the children's book buyer for two stores in suburban Maryland and who owned a bookstore in Massachusetts, died March 9 of ovarian cancer at her home in Potomac.
03/19/2011 10:55 PM
Hugh Martin, composer of 'Trolley Song' and holiday classic, dies at 96
Hugh Martin composed "The Trolley Song," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
03/19/2011 06:52 AM
Deaths of note: shortstop Marty Marion, actor Michael Gough
Marty Marion, 93, a shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals, died March 15 in St. Louis. Michael Gough, 94, known for his role in the "Batman" movies, died March 17 in England.
03/19/2011 01:23 AM
Mada M. McGill, Peace Corps official
Mada M. McGill, the retired chief of operations for volunteer recruitment and selection at the Peace Corps, died of pancreatic cancer March 2 at Capital Hospice in Arlington County. She was 57.
03/19/2011 01:21 AM
Suzanne J. Beicken, musicologist and concert manager
Suzanne J. Beicken, 66, a musicologist who was a lecturer, music administrator and concert manager at the University of Maryland's School of Music, and who helped found the Maryland Boy Choir, died Feb. 13 at Hillhaven Nursing Center in Adelphi. She had colon cancer.
03/19/2011 01:20 AM
Frank McGowan, librarian
Frank McGowan, who retired in 1982 as director of acquisitions and overseas operations for the Library of Congress, died March 8 of respiratory failure at Brighton Gardens nursing home in Bethesda. He was 79.
03/19/2011 01:20 AM
William H. 'Hook' Hall, ophthalmologist
William H. "Hook" Hall, 67, a retired Washington ophthalmologist, died of pancreatic cancer Feb. 3 at the Washington Hospital Center.
03/19/2011 01:16 AM
Brian Lanker, Pulitzer-winning photographer, dies at 63
Brian Lanker, who won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 1973, died Sunday in Eugene, Ore. The "Moment of Life" photographer was 63.
03/19/2011 01:15 AM
Adam I. Gootan, business owner
Adam I. Gootan, 86, who owned Gootan Construction, which he operated out of his home in Olney, died Feb. 21 at Montgomery General Hospital.
03/19/2011 01:13 AM
Robert S. Mason, public affairs executive
Robert S. Mason, 90, a public affairs executive who came to Washington in 1980 to work in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, died Feb. 28 of congestive heart failure at his home in Washington.
03/19/2011 01:12 AM
Ferlin Husky, versatile country music star with a comic flair, dies at 85
Ferlin Husky rode 'Wings of a Dove' and 'Gone' to fame as a country singer. He was among the first country musicians to get a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
03/18/2011 04:39 PM
Mitchell Page, hitting coach for Nationals and Cardinals, dies at 59
Mitchell Page was a coach for the Washington Nationals who battled alcoholism.
03/18/2011 04:37 PM
Nathaniel D. Hale, soulful singer of gangsta rap known as Nate Dogg, dies at 41
Nate Dogg was best known for his work with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent.
03/18/2011 02:33 PM
Glenna A. Culbertson, housing supervisor
Glenna A. Culbertson, 86, a supervisor for the Department of the Army's housing management division, died Feb. 15 at Fairfax Nursing Center in Fairfax City. She had dementia.
03/17/2011 10:08 PM
William H. Goldwater, NIH research director
William H. Goldwater, 89, a retired research director at the National Institutes of Health, died Feb. 23 at his home in Bethesda. He had chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
03/17/2011 10:07 PM
Sam Chwat, dialect coach to the stars, dies at 57
Sam Chwat taught Hollywood stars how to lose - or gain - an accent.
03/17/2011 10:06 PM
Francis L. 'Frank' Mann, Army employee
Francis L. "Frank" Mann, 94, who retired from the Department of the Army as a budget officer for the Army Reserve in 1973, died Feb. 26 at Asbury Methodist Village, a retirement community in Gaithersburg. He had myelofibrosis, a bone marrow disease.
03/17/2011 10:04 PM
Mary P. Norcia, artist, volunteer
Mary P. Norcia, 90, an artist who volunteered at Andrews Air Force Base, died Feb. 28 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. She had lung cancer.
03/17/2011 10:04 PM
Susan C. Ferguson, coalition leader
Susan C. Ferguson, 67, who chaired a national organization emphasizing parental involvement in education and who helped establish a foundation for families of children with a genetic disorder, died Feb. 6 at her home in Falls Church.
03/17/2011 10:03 PM
Charles J. Goguen Jr.
Charles J. Goguen Jr., 87, a retired lawyer who worked for 30 years at the Government Accountability Office, died of pneumonia Feb. 22 at Inova Alexandria Hospital.
03/17/2011 10:00 PM
Toshio G. Tsukahira, Foreign Service officer
Toshio G. Tsukahira, 95, a retired Foreign Service officer who taught modern Japanese history and politics at schools in the Washington region, died March 5 at a nursing home in Los Angeles of acute cardiorespiratory arrest.
03/17/2011 09:59 PM
Of Note
James C. Tyree, Richard B. Wirthlin, Murray Warmath
03/17/2011 09:31 PM
'Bear' Stanley, who made the LSD on which Haight-Ashbury tripped, dies at 76
Owsley "Bear" Stanley, a meticulous self-taught chemist, made at least 1 million doses of LSD.
03/17/2011 03:59 PM
Daniel R. Bannister former president of DynCorp, dies at 80
Daniel R. Bannister was president and chief executive of DynCorp from 1985 to 1997.
03/17/2011 03:29 AM
Arthur M. West, District doctor, dies at 87
He was among first black doctors to be an attending physician at Washington Hospital Center.
03/17/2011 01:49 AM
Chuck LoMedico, real estate agent, musician
Chuck LoMedico, 94, a real estate agent with Long and Foster who was also a musician in local groups, died March 12 of congestive heart failure at Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Alexandria.
03/16/2011 11:33 PM
Dorothy L. Vaill, speech pathologist
Dorothy L. Vaill, 93, the director of speech and hearing services for the D.C. public school system from the early 1950s until she retired in the early 1970s, died March 3 at Arden Courts, an assisted-living facility in Annandale. She had Alzheimer's disease.
03/16/2011 11:32 PM
Edwin J. Withers, Army colonel
Edwin J. Withers, 99, a retired Army colonel who later became the director of educational services for the National Society of Professional Engineers, died March 6 of congestive heart failure at the Asbury Methodist Village retirement community in Gaithersburg.
03/16/2011 11:32 PM
J. Alice Farren, nurse
J. Alice Farren, 93, a longtime nurse for the Prince George's County health department, died March 6 at the Riderwood Village retirement community's Renaissance Gardens in Silver Spring.
03/16/2011 11:27 PM
Raymond E.Thomas, GWU professor
Raymond E. Thomas, 85, a retired statistics professor at George Washington University, died Feb. 12 at the National Lutheran Home in Rockville.
03/16/2011 11:26 PM
Robert E. Kemelhor dies: Engineer was 91
Robert E. Kemelhor was a chief engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
03/16/2011 11:26 PM
Herbert D. Weintraub, anesthesiologist
Herbert D. Weintraub, 81, a professor at George Washington University's medical school who retired in 1997 as interim chairman of the anesthesiology department at GWU Hospital, died Feb. 24 of cardiac arrest at his home in Chevy Chase.
03/16/2011 11:25 PM
Jocelyn Bridge, church member
Jocelyn Bridge, a past member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Washington, died Feb. 27 at a nursing home in Pinehurst, N.C.
03/16/2011 11:25 PM
Morley E. Fox, lobbyist
Morley E. Fox was a Washington lobbyist for the Central Arizona Project, a public works project.
03/16/2011 11:23 PM
Acclaimed biographer Hazel Rowley dies at 59
Hazel Rowley's subjects included Richard Wright, Jean-Paul Sartre and the Roosevelts.
03/16/2011 03:13 PM
Joe Morello, drummer with Brubeck quartet, brought new rhythms to jazz, dies at 82
Joe Morello supplied rhythm and innovation for the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
03/16/2011 04:18 AM
Jean Dinning, singer who wrote 'Teen Angel,' dies at 86
Jean Dinning was the author of the definitive high-school tragedy song.
03/14/2011 10:16 PM
Jean Dinning, singer who wrote 'Teen Angel,' dies at 86
Jean Dinning was the author of the definitive high-school tragedy song.
03/14/2011 10:07 PM
Joel A. Spivak, radio personality and anti-smoking spokesman, dies at 75
Joel A. Spivak was a D.C. radio host who later became an anti-tobacco spokesman.
03/14/2011 06:07 PM
Emmett J. Rice, Federal Reserve governor and father of U.N. ambassador, dies at 91
Emmett J. Rice was a World Bank official and member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
03/14/2011 05:27 PM
Martin Marootian, plaintiff in suit over Armenian genocide, dies at 95
Martin Marootian, a retired pharmacist who stood up for Armenian genocide victims in a lawsuit that resulted in a $20 million settlement from New York Life Insurance Co., died Feb. 25 in San Diego.
03/14/2011 04:21 PM
Brian Safer, NIH scientist
Brian Safer, 68, a National Institutes of Health biochemist, died Feb. 6 at Hillhaven assisted living facility in Adelphi. He had Parkinson's disease.
03/13/2011 10:12 PM
Zane S. Mason, home builder
Zane S. Mason, 83, an Arlington County home builder and developer for more than 30 years, died Feb. 27 of pancreatic cancer at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington.
03/13/2011 10:11 PM
Charlie Powell, pharmacist
Charlie Powell, 79, a pharmacist for 40 years who operated Powell Pharmacy in Columbia, died Feb. 21 of pancreatic cancer at the Vantage House retirement community in Columbia.
03/13/2011 01:50 AM
A Local Life: Al Ungerleider, 89; old soldier recalled nightmare mission
"I've had many nightmares over the years," Gen. Al Ungerleider once said, "about what happened at Nordhausen."
03/12/2011 09:12 PM
Betty Terry, Prince George's County teacher
Betty Terry, 81, a retired elementary school teacher in Prince George's County, died Feb. 21 at her home in Beltsville. She had Alzheimer's disease.
03/12/2011 09:05 PM
Angela Ball; secretary, writer, editor
Angela Ball, a secretary at the University of Maryland for almost 20 years before her retirement in 1983, died Feb. 23 at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park of pneumonia and other complications after a hip fracture. She was 92 and a resident of University Park.
03/11/2011 11:06 PM
Donald E. deKieffer, lawyer
Donald E. deKieffer, 65, a founding partner of deKieffer & Horgan, an international trade law firm in Washington where he had worked since 1993, died Feb. 18 at a hospital in Boulder, Colo. He had had a heart attack.
03/11/2011 11:05 PM
Edwin R. 'Tony' Anthony III, trade group executive
Edwin R. "Tony" Anthony III, 63, who had been a vice president of the Edison Electric Institute, a trade association for investor-owned power companies, died March 5 at his home in Ellicott City after a heart attack.
03/11/2011 11:05 PM
David M. Millar, architect, painter
David M. Millar, an architect who designed buildings for the Marriott Corp. in the 1970s and 1980s and then spent about a decade as a driver for the Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co., died March 1 at his home in Washington. He was 57.
03/11/2011 11:04 PM
Lois F. Loveless, bookkeeper, secretary
Loveless died Feb. 12 of brain cancer at Capital Hospice in Arlington. She was 78.
03/11/2011 11:04 PM
Kathleen Brown, ballet teacher
Kathleen Brown, 91, a ballet teacher who taught in Northern Virginia from 1948 until she retired in the early 2000s, died Feb. 21 at Hidden Springs, a senior-living residence in Bentonville, Va. She had Parkinson's disease.
03/11/2011 11:03 PM
Obituaries of note: Ulysses S. Grant V, Mike Starr, Mike DeStefano
Ulysses S. Grant V, 90, the last surviving great-grandson of Ulysses S. Grant, the nation's 18th president and commander of the Union forces in the Civil War, died March 2 at his home near the town of Battlefield, Mo., after a stroke.
03/11/2011 03:53 AM
Lisa Pumphrey Turner, artist, philanthropist
Lisa Pumphrey Turner, 73, a Washington artist who sat on the boards of several cultural and philanthropic organizations, died Feb. 26 at her home in Bonita Springs, Fla. She had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
03/11/2011 03:47 AM
Virginia M. Talley, lawyer
Virginia M. Talley, 92, a lawyer who was a consultant for the World Bank and the United Nations from 1959 to 1974, died of pneumonia Feb. 18 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington.
03/11/2011 03:42 AM
David A. Seyle, urban planner, budget analyst
David A. Seyler, 75, an urban planner with the U.S. Geological Survey who retired in 1997 as the chief of plans and programs, died Feb. 9 at his home in Reston of respiratory failure.
03/11/2011 03:42 AM
David Pearl, NIMH scientist
David Pearl, a scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health who in 1982 issued a government report about the links between violence on television and aggressive behavior in children, died Feb. 23 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson after a heart attack. He was 90 and had been a resident of...
03/11/2011 03:41 AM
Simon van der Meer, Nobel laureate in physics, dies at 85
Nobel laureate Simon van der Meer, a Dutch-born engineer and scientist whose precise, ingenious technique for controlling beams of subatomic particles was vital to the success of one of the landmark experiments of modern science, died of undisclosed causes March 4 in Geneva. He was 85.
03/11/2011 03:40 AM
Ben Bonk dies at 56; CIA official helped stem Libya's weapons development
Ben Bonk, 56, who as deputy director of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center played a role in getting Libya to stop its development of weapons of mass destruction, died Feb. 26 of skin cancer at his home in McLean.
03/11/2011 01:13 AM
George Goon, bartender
George Goon, 87, a bartender at the Manor Country Club in Rockville from 1979 until he retired in 2008, died Jan. 31 at the Sanctuary at Holy Cross, a rehabilitation facility in Burtonsville. He had renal cancer.
03/11/2011 12:58 AM
John A. Armstrong, news producer
John A. Armstrong, 72, deputy bureau chief of the Washington Bureau of ABC News from 1982 to 1991, died Feb. 25 at Montgomery Hospice's Casey House in Rockville of complications after a series of strokes. He had lived in Bethesda since 1969.
03/11/2011 12:58 AM
Richard G. Shapiro, business executive
Richard G. Shapiro, 86, a top executive with retailers such as Lord and Taylor, Filene's and Gimbel Brothers who served as president of an energy company from 1983 to 1995, died Feb. 10 at Collingswood, a nursing home in Rockville. He had dementia.
03/11/2011 12:57 AM
Sarah M. Goodrich, volunteer
Sarah M. Goodrich, 65, a retired reference librarian who volunteered in local schools, died of ovarian cancer Feb. 25 at her home in Falls Church.
03/11/2011 12:57 AM
Albert G. Paulsen, periodontist, gardener
Albert G. Paulsen, 91, a periodontist and retired Navy Reserve rear admiral who ran a dental practice in Falls Church from 1954 until he retired in 2000, died Feb. 10 at his home in Falls Church. He had prostate cancer.
03/11/2011 12:57 AM
Charles H. McCarthy Jr., Washington Post manager
Charles H. McCarthy Jr., 90, who retired from The Washington Post in 1982 as a circulation manager, died March 9 at his home in Frederick. He had lung cancer.
03/11/2011 12:38 AM
Joseph Himes, NRC employee
Joseph Himes, who helped develop emergency response plans during his three-decade career at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, died Feb. 10 at his home in Rockville of complications from heart disease. He was 76.
03/10/2011 11:32 PM
Webster Capps, materials engineer
Webster Capps, 91, a native Washingtonian who worked for many years as an engineer with the National Bureau of Standards, died Feb. 16 at his home in Silver Spring. He had Alzheimer's disease.
03/10/2011 11:31 PM
David Broder, 81, dies; set 'gold standard' for political journalism
David S. Broder, 81, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades, died Wednesday at Capital Hospice in Arlington of complications from diabetes.
03/10/2011 05:39 AM
Obituary: Kim Hill, 44, whose fight with leukemia led to first Ronald McDonald House
Kim Hill, whose childhood battle with leukemia was the catalyst for the creation of the first Ronald McDonald House, died March 5 at a hospital in Orange, Calif. She was 44.
03/09/2011 11:01 PM
JoGayle Howard, a National Zoo scientist who helped breed giant pandas, dies at 59
JoGayle Howard, a National Zoo scientist known as the "Sperm Queen" for her skill and ingenuity in helping clouded leopards, giant pandas and other endangered species with the delicate task of breeding in captivity, died March 5 in Washington at age 59.
03/09/2011 09:24 PM
Alberto Granado, Che Guevara's motorcycle companion, dies at 88
Alberto Granado, whose 1952 journey across South America with Ernesto "Che" Guevara, which was recounted a half-century later in the film "The Motorcycle Diaries," began as a youthful adventure but turned into a political awakening that helped make Guevara a leftist radical and an icon of revolution
03/09/2011 04:00 AM
Sheila E. Bunker, secretary
Sheila E. Bunker, 73, a life coach who worked with business owners in the Washington region from the late 1990s until 2004, died Feb. 16 at Montgomery Hospice's Casey House in Rockville. She had lung cancer.
03/09/2011 02:21 AM
Thomas J. 'Jeb' Wingfield, general contractor
Thomas J. "Jeb" Wingfield, who worked more than four decades as a general contractor in the Washington area, died Jan. 25 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore after a stroke. He was 61.
03/09/2011 02:20 AM
Loretto D. Desjardins, cleaning company owner
Loretto D. Desjardins, 72, who co-founded and operated two Lorton-based cleaning businesses, Clean Inc. and Trash Away Inc., died Feb. 7 at a hospital in Hackensack, N.J. She had an aneurysm.
03/09/2011 02:20 AM
C. Langhorne Washburn, Commerce Department official
C. Langhorne Washburn, 92, who served as an assistant secretary of commerce in the Nixon and Ford administrations before joining the Walt Disney Co. as an executive, died March 4 at his home in Middleburg, Va., of complications from a fall.
03/09/2011 02:20 AM
Stanley L. Temko, Covington and Burling law firm partner, dies at 91
Stanley L. Temko, 91, a retired partner with the Washington-based Covington and Burling law firm who specialized in antitrust and food and drug law, died March 7 at his home in Washington. He had congestive heart failure.
03/09/2011 02:19 AM
Monroe M. 'Monty' Vincent, early leader in cell-production industry, dies at 98
Monroe M. "Monty" Vincent, who with his brother-in-law Samuel Reader helped turn Bethesda's Microbiological Associates into one of the first mass-manufacturers of cells that scientists could use to study human genetics and disease, died Feb. 24 at a retirement home in Los Altos, Calif. He was 98 ...
03/07/2011 11:57 PM
Robert J. Corber, lawyer
Robert J. Corber, 84, a senior partner at the Washington law firm of Steptoe and Johnson who was head of the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1974 to 1976, died Jan. 25 at a hospice in Williamsburg. He had interstitial lung disease.
03/07/2011 02:34 AM
A Local Life: Irvin Leigh Matus, 69, penniless Shakespeare scholar who lived by his own design
Ever since arriving in Washington in 1985, Irvin Matus seemed to survive on little more than charm, wit and the kindness of friends and strangers.
03/06/2011 02:03 AM
Anne Conant, executive secretary
Anne Conant, 90, who served for many years as executive secretary to the chief of the Army Corps of Engineers, died Jan. 30 of sepsis at Virginia Hospital Center. She lived in Falls Church.Mrs. Conant came to Washington in 1940 and joined a federal typing pool a year later. During World War II, she...
03/06/2011 01:01 AM
Renzo J. Renzi, school administrator
Renzo J. Renzi, 79, who was director of support services for the Falls Church school district from the early 1970s until his retirement in 1996, died Feb. 9 of a heart attack at a hospital in Greenville, S.C.
03/06/2011 01:01 AM
Kathleen C. Fallahi, accounting assistant
Kathleen C. Fallahi, 49, who worked as an accounting assistant in Gaithersburg before moving to Colorado 10 years ago, died Feb. 1 at a hospital in Denver. She had blood clots and other complications from surgery.Mrs. Fallahi was born Kathleen Marie Cosgrove in Washington and grew up in Rockville....
03/06/2011 01:00 AM
Phyllis Pierce, secretary
Phyllis Pierce, 95, who was a secretary at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for many years, died Jan. 31 at the Springvale Terrace retirement community in Silver Spring. She had a heart ailment.
03/06/2011 01:00 AM
Marian A. Czarnecki, foreign affairs specialist
Marian A. Czarnecki, 83, who was chief of staff of the House Foreign Affairs Committee for four years before joining Inter-American Development Bank, died Feb. 23 at Cameron Glen rehabilitation center in Reston. He had complications from sepsis. Mr. Czarnecki began working on Capitol Hill in 1948 as...
03/06/2011 01:00 AM
Robert Dietsch, journalist and spokesman
Robert Dietsch, 91, a career reporter who became spokesman for the Office of Management and Budget during the Carter administration, died Feb. 28 of leukemia at his home in Bethesda.Mr. Dietsch was a reporter in the Washington bureau of the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain when he joined OMB. During...
03/06/2011 01:00 AM
Cyril J. O'Brien, public relations supervisor
Cyril J. O'Brien, who retired in 1983 as supervisor of publications at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, died of renal failure at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda on Jan. 31, the day after his 92nd birthday. He was a Kensington resident.
03/05/2011 10:35 PM
Liz Donovan, painter
Liz Donovan, 68, a watercolor painter and author, died Feb. 24 at her winter home in Melbourne Beach, Fla. She had sarcoma, a cancer of the connective tissue.
03/05/2011 10:35 PM
Alfred L. Beer, legislative analyst
Alfred L. Beer, 63, a legislative analyst with the Energy Department from 1980 to 2009, died Feb. 15 at Suburban Hospital. He had kidney disease.
03/05/2011 10:35 PM
Mikhail Simonov, designer of innovative Soviet fighter jet, dies at 81
Aircraft designer Mikhail Simonov, 81, whose supremely maneuverable, heavily armed and far-flying Sukhoi fighter jet became an staple of the Soviet military and a cash cow for post-communist Russia, died March 4 in Moscow. The cause of death was not disclosed.
03/05/2011 03:55 AM
Edwin D. Kilbourne, scientist who developed flu vaccine, dies at 90
Edwin D. Kilbourne, 90, a virologist who figured out how to manufacture a new influenza vaccine each year and was a principal adviser to the U.S. government on flu, died Feb. 21 in Branford, Conn. No cause of death was reported.
03/05/2011 03:33 AM
Ana Antolin, research librarian
Ana Antolin, 56, a research librarian at the Daughters of the American Revolution Library in Washington for more than 20 years, died Feb. 22 at her home in Alexandria of complications from diabetes.
03/05/2011 12:43 AM
Suze Rotolo, 67; Bob Dylan's muse helped symbolize 1960s folk revival
Suze Rotolo, whose love affair with a young Bob Dylan shaped his early songwriting and who appeared with him on the cover of his first hit album, died Feb. 25 of cancer at her home in New York. She was 67.
03/04/2011 11:47 PM
Arnost Lustig, Holocaust survivor and acclaimed author, dies at 84
Arnost Lustig, a Czech-born fiction writer who drew on his experience as the survivor of three Nazi-run concentration camps to create unsentimental portrayals of life during the Holocaust, died Feb. 26 of cancer in Prague. He was 84.
03/04/2011 11:47 PM
Elizabeth C. Dahlin, GMU official
Elizabeth C. Dahlin, 79, who worked for George Mason University from 1980 until 1997 and retired as the vice president for development, died Feb. 13 at Greenspring Village, a nursing facility in Springfield. She had dementia.
03/04/2011 11:47 PM
Arthur E. 'Bud' Klauser, business executive
Arthur E. "Bud" Klauser, 87, who opened the Washington lobbying office of Mitsui & Co. (USA), the American subsidiary of Japan's oldest trading company, died Feb. 14 at a retirement community in Charleston, S.C. He had congestive heart failure.
03/04/2011 11:47 PM
Claire Tepper, stenographer
Claire Tepper, 92, a stenographer who early in her career helped report the proceedings of the Nuremberg war-crimes trials in Germany after World War II, died Feb. 19 at the Arden Courts assisted-living facility in Annandale. She had complications from a fall a few days earlier.
03/04/2011 11:46 PM
Grace B. Goldstein, teacher
Grace B. Goldstein, 92, a D.C. public school teacher and reading specialist for 20 years, died Feb. 21 at Greenspring Village retirement community in Springfield of congestive heart failure.
03/04/2011 11:46 PM
Nancy Chevalier, French teacher
Nancy Chevalier, 75, who was a high school French teacher and later operated an independent language school, died Feb. 25 of kidney failure at Potomac Valley Nursing and Wellness Center in Rockville. She was a Rockville resident.
03/04/2011 11:46 PM
Lydia Fraser, legal secretary
Lydia Fraser, 60, who had been a legal secretary since 1979 for the Washington firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, died Feb. 19 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville. She had liver cancer.
03/04/2011 11:46 PM
William E. Porter, handyman, engineer
William E. Porter, 78, a retired telephone company engineer who was the handyman from 1990 until 2009 at the Kilmer Center, a school for children with special needs in Vienna, died Feb. 15 at the Collingswood nursing home in Rockville. He had congestive heart failure.
03/04/2011 11:45 PM
Helen Pisner, bookkeeper, secretary
Helen Pisner, 85, who did bookkeeping and secretarial work for the old Charcoal House restaurants in suburban Maryland, died Feb. 16 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. She had myelodysplastic syndrome, a bone marrow disorder.
03/04/2011 11:45 PM
Michael A. Basile, CIA illustrator
Michael A. Basile, 90, a retired CIA technical illustrator who worked part time at Children's National Medical Center as a graphic artist, died Feb. 1 at the Stella Maris hospice in Towson, Md., of complications from pneumonia. He was a Silver Spring resident.
03/04/2011 11:45 PM
National Book Award winner Victor Martinez dies at 56
Victor Martinez, who won the 1996 National Book Award for young people's literature for his semi-autobiographical novel about growing up Mexican American in California's Central Valley, died of lung cancer Feb. 18 at his home in San Francisco. He was 56.
03/04/2011 02:36 AM