Tue, 22 Mar 2011 04:02:02 EDTFrank 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.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 18:05:03 EDTWarren M. Christopher led the State Department during President Bill Clinton's first term.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 18:00:02 EDTCleo Johnson started the country's first black-owned modeling school in the 1950s.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 00:20:02 EDTJohn Hoke invented an air-conditioned pith helmet powered by solar energy.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 19:03:01 EDTCarol 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.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 18:55:01 EDTNancy 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.
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 02:52:02 EDTHugh Martin composed "The Trolley Song," and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:23:01 EDTMarty 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.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:21:01 EDTMada 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.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:20:02 EDTSuzanne 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.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:20:01 EDTFrank 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.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:16:01 EDTWilliam H. "Hook" Hall, 67, a retired Washington ophthalmologist, died of pancreatic cancer Feb. 3 at the Washington Hospital Center.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:15:04 EDTBrian Lanker, who won the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 1973, died Sunday in Eugene, Ore. The "Moment of Life" photographer was 63.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:13:01 EDTAdam I. Gootan, 86, who owned Gootan Construction, which he operated out of his home in Olney, died Feb. 21 at Montgomery General Hospital.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:12:02 EDTRobert 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.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:39:03 EDTFerlin 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.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:37:03 EDTMitchell Page was a coach for the Washington Nationals who battled alcoholism.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 10:33:02 EDTNate Dogg was best known for his work with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:08:01 EDTGlenna 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.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:07:01 EDTWilliam 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.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:06:03 EDTSam Chwat taught Hollywood stars how to lose - or gain - an accent.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:04:01 EDTFrancis 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.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:04:01 EDTMary 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.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:03:01 EDTSusan 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.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 18:00:01 EDTCharles 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.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:59:02 EDTToshio 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.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:31:01 EDTJames C. Tyree, Richard B. Wirthlin, Murray Warmath
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 11:59:02 EDTOwsley "Bear" Stanley, a meticulous self-taught chemist, made at least 1 million doses of LSD.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 23:29:03 EDTDaniel R. Bannister was president and chief executive of DynCorp from 1985 to 1997.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:49:03 EDTHe was among first black doctors to be an attending physician at Washington Hospital Center.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:33:00 EDTChuck 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.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:32:01 EDTDorothy 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.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:32:01 EDTEdwin 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.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:27:01 EDTJ. 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.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:26:01 EDTRaymond E. Thomas, 85, a retired statistics professor at George Washington University, died Feb. 12 at the National Lutheran Home in Rockville.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:26:00 EDTRobert E. Kemelhor was a chief engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:25:03 EDTHerbert 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.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:25:03 EDTJocelyn Bridge, a past member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Washington, died Feb. 27 at a nursing home in Pinehurst, N.C.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:23:01 EDTMorley E. Fox was a Washington lobbyist for the Central Arizona Project, a public works project.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:13:02 EDTHazel Rowley's subjects included Richard Wright, Jean-Paul Sartre and the Roosevelts.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:18:02 EDTJoe Morello supplied rhythm and innovation for the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 18:16:02 EDTJean Dinning was the author of the definitive high-school tragedy song.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 18:07:04 EDTJean Dinning was the author of the definitive high-school tragedy song.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:07:03 EDTJoel A. Spivak was a D.C. radio host who later became an anti-tobacco spokesman.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:27:04 EDTEmmett J. Rice was a World Bank official and member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 12:21:03 EDTMartin 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.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 18:12:00 EDTBrian Safer, 68, a National Institutes of Health biochemist, died Feb. 6 at Hillhaven assisted living facility in Adelphi. He had Parkinson's disease.
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 18:11:01 EDTZane 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.
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 20:50:00 ESTCharlie 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.
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 16:12:02 EST"I've had many nightmares over the years," Gen. Al Ungerleider once said, "about what happened at Nordhausen."
Sat, 12 Mar 2011 16:05:00 ESTBetty 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.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:06:00 ESTAngela 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.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:05:01 ESTDonald 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.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:05:01 ESTEdwin 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.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:04:00 ESTDavid 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.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:04:00 ESTLoveless died Feb. 12 of brain cancer at Capital Hospice in Arlington. She was 78.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:03:02 ESTKathleen 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:53:01 ESTUlysses 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:47:01 ESTLisa 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:42:01 ESTVirginia 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:42:01 ESTDavid 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:41:01 ESTDavid 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...
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:40:06 ESTNobel 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:13:01 ESTBen 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:58:00 ESTGeorge 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:58:00 ESTJohn 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:57:00 ESTRichard 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:57:00 ESTSarah M. Goodrich, 65, a retired reference librarian who volunteered in local schools, died of ovarian cancer Feb. 25 at her home in Falls Church.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:57:00 ESTAlbert 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:38:00 ESTCharles 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:32:01 ESTJoseph 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:31:01 ESTWebster 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.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 00:39:00 ESTDavid 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.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 18:01:02 ESTKim 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.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:24:03 ESTJoGayle 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.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 23:00:05 ESTAlberto 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
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:21:01 ESTSheila 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.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:20:01 ESTThomas 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.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:20:01 ESTLoretto 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.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:20:01 ESTC. 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.
Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:19:01 ESTStanley 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.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 18:57:01 ESTMonroe 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 ...
Sun, 06 Mar 2011 21:34:01 ESTRobert 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 21:03:02 ESTEver since arriving in Washington in 1985, Irvin Matus seemed to survive on little more than charm, wit and the kindness of friends and strangers.
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 20:01:01 ESTAnne 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...
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 20:01:01 ESTRenzo 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 20:00:00 ESTKathleen 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....
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 20:00:00 ESTPhyllis 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 20:00:00 ESTMarian 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...
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 20:00:00 ESTRobert 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...
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 17:35:01 ESTCyril 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 17:35:01 ESTLiz 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.
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 17:35:01 ESTAlfred L. Beer, 63, a legislative analyst with the Energy Department from 1980 to 2009, died Feb. 15 at Suburban Hospital. He had kidney disease.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:55:03 ESTAircraft 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 22:33:04 ESTEdwin 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 19:43:00 ESTAna 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 18:47:05 ESTSuze 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 18:47:05 ESTArnost 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 18:47:03 ESTElizabeth 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.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 18:47:02 ESTArthur 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.