We remember our friends and classmates lost too soon. They are missed. We honored them as part of our Reunion Event on Saturday evening, May 14, at Normandie Farm with this tribute video:
If a friend is deceased and not included here, please Add a Memorial below providing the name with graduation name as appropriate. If we've mistakenly listed someone here, we apologize for the error and will make corrections as soon as reunion organizers are informed.
Please note that Thomas J. Oakley was mistakenly listed here, and has personally notified us that he is alive and well.
I grew up with Walter and his older brother Jacky from 4th grade through High School. He was the only person I stayed in touch with from WJ. We used to get together every Christmas when we were visiting home.
I was a Pallbearer at his funeral. A very sad experiance. I think of him often, especially around Chrismas when I imagine how we would be catching up on our lives and our families.
From Larry Gordon on December 18th, 2015
Walt and I played a lot of golf together in '65 and '66. We were on the golf team together, and he was really good. He was runner-up in the Maryland state junior and was club champion at Bethesda Country Club. He also qualified for the United States Golf Assn national junior championship, something I was never able to do. He and I went head to head twice in the Bethesda CC junior championship, and it was only luck that I got the better of him. As I recall, he went to Georgia Tech, but lost track of him after high school.
Rick Barse, the founder, leader, composer and keyboardist of the very first
Washington, DC area progressive rock band, GRITS, died on Sunday, January
21st. 2001. He had cancer.
While not very well known outside of DC, even now, due to the fact that the
band never released any recordings during the band's 10 year lifespan
(1970-80), Grits was tremendously popular locally during the early to mid
1970s, and actually earned a living (meagre as it was) as musicians. This
despite the fact that to *earn* that living, they mostly played at bars &
nightclubs - yet were somehow able to transcend the fact that they played all
original music of EXTREMELY high musical quality and sophistication. They
played wonderful music - and people actually listened and responded to them!
If not for the inspiration provided by the music of Grits and The Muffins
(whose leader, Dave Newhouse, has gone on record that Rick's work with Grits
were a tremendous source of inspiration to him), I would not be here in my
office typing these words. There would be no Cuneiform Records and no Wayside
I didn't know Rick particularly well - when I began to gently pester him in
the mid 80's about the possibility of releasing some of the old Grits
material on Cuneiform, he *might* have recognized me as "that kid who was
often in the audience, staring with his mouth open in disbelief"! When he
finally *did* allow me to release some of the material, I got to know him a
little better, but he was always rather a private person to me - I think that
even though he was rightfully proud of his musical work, the pain of all
those years of struggle never left him, and he was of two minds about their
release: both extremely proud that they *finally* came out, but still pained
by the years of work that were ultimately for naught - at least as far as a
"career" inelt I owed Rick's memory and inspiration these few moments.
David Martin Baughan died peacefully after a long battle with cancer on December 9, 2012. He was born to Robert and Eleanor Baughan in Chelsea, Massachusetts on February 13, 1949. A graduate of Harvard University, he served two years in the Navy before going to West Virginia Medical School to become a family practice physician. He practiced in various locations until he finally settled in Olympia and joined the Group Health Cooperative. An advocate for health care reform, he appeared on local television programs to represent that cause.
In addition to his practice of medicine, his life-long passion was writing and acting. He was active in drama from high school through college and most recently wrote, directed, and acted in the play The Basketweaver, performed by the Olympia Little Theater in February of 2011. David was also an avid hiker and camper. He was most at home when he could be out in nature with his partner, Kelly Gallemore.
David is survived by his parents; his son, Jeremie; his daughter, Bristol; his partner, Kelly, and his brothers, George and Tom.
David's life will be celebrated with a memorial service on Saturday, February 16 at 11 a.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 145 W. Springfield Rd. in Springfield, PA 19064. There will be a luncheon immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Olympia Little Theater, 1925 Miller Avenue NE, Olympia, WA 98506 or the Harlequin Theater, 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501.
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Gregory (Greg) A. Bayor of Tampa, FL, passed away on Saturday July 29, 2023 after a courageous 6 years battle with cancer. Family was with him at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Virginia (Gini) Gambrill Bayor of Tampa; Sister, Suzannah Andrews Barrie (Ian) of Alto,MI; Brother, Patrick Kennedy Bayor (Carey) of Bradenton, FL; Sister, Elizabeth Bayor Stahler (Gregory) of Wheaton, IL; Sister, Christiane Bayor Brennan (Timothy) of Seattle, WA; Aunt, Phyllis Minniear Franzman of DeMotte, IN; Sister-in-Law, Linda Gambrill Brace of Ijamsville, MD; numerous Nieces & Nephews as well as best friends, Timothy Armbrecht of South Amboy, NJ & William (Biff) Pierce Brown of Long Neck, DE.
Greg was born in Gary, IN on July 14,1948 (aka Bastille Day - which made his French descent Grandfather very happy) to Doris Minniear Bayor & Charles Richard Bayor.
In a career spanning 39 years, Greg provided thousands upon thousands of children & adults with quality programs & special events as Director of Recreation & Parks for the Cities of Rockville, MD; Elgin, IL; Baltimore, MD and Montgomery County, MD culminating with his retirement in late 2017 from the City of Tampa after restructuring the Department, beginning with the redesign of the department logo.
He successfully guided the construction of the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. Some other projects included the renovation of the Roy Jenkins Pool; the creation of Water Works Park & the innovative Perry Harvey Park. He brought the Cal Ripken,Sr Foundation to Tampa to create two parks for At Risk Youth - Baseball at Sulphur Springs & a Multi-Purpose Field at the Glazer Family Field at NFL Y.E.T. Center.
He was extremely proud of the award winning dance & gymnastics teams. Having played Lacrosse at the University of Baltimore he was thrilled to introduce the sport into the program to enthusiastic participants, most of whom had never seen it played. The Stay to Play Program which he created to keep Rec Centers open until midnight during the summers, kept at-risk youth not only safe, but provided meals, often the only meal attendees would receive in a day. He felt it was one of his most important accomplishments.
Greg earned the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 14. He attended Temple University in Philadelphia & the University of Baltimore where he played soccer & lacrosse. He was President of the Alumni Association & a Member of the Board of Governors. He was also a former Member of the Board at the acclaimed Lowry Park Zoo (now, Zoo Tampa) & at the Museum of Science & Industry.
Greg's passion for all things golf is well documented, not only as a student of the game but his redesigns of three public courses and a stint as an assistant golf course superintendent after college. He was an avid skier & fisherman & an artist who dabbled in many media. In retirement he ventured into woodturning creating beautiful bowls & pens which he gifted to family & friends.
Greg was known for his creativity, his love of the Baltimore Ravens, his sense of humor & practical jokes, organizing special events, both personal & professional & as the Cool Uncle to his family & Peter Pan to his wife.
Celebrations of Life to be held in Tampa & Maryland at later dates.
Donations in Greg's Honor may be made to Feeding Tampa Bay or Moffitt Cancer Center.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.HillsboroMemorial.com for the Bayor family.
BRIMMER ALLEN JAY BRIMMER Unexpectedly, on Sunday, May 16, 2010, DR. ALLEN JAY BRIMMER of Chevy Chase, Maryland passed away. Beloved husband of Margott Thorne, father of Charles (Amy), Dawn and Nicole Brimmer, grandfather of Abigail Brimmer, son of the late Donald and Ethel Brimmer, brother of Robert (Janice) Brimmer, Patti (Brian) FitzGerald and Donna (Michael) Thewes. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pumphrey''s Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 22 at the Bethesda Friends Meeting, on the campus of Sidwell Friends Lower School located at 5100 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box
5030 Hagerstown, MD 21741 or a charity of your choice. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?pid=142932097#sthash.e0qeO9rv.dpuf
Allen J. Brimmer, 62, a primary care doctor with Kaiser Permanente in the
Washington area, died May 16  at a hospital in Cambridge, Mass., after
a heart attack. He was a Chevy Chase resident.
Dr. Brimmer had been practicing in the Washington area since 1995. Before
that he'd been overseeing reproductive health projects in Tanzania for the
U.S. Agency for International Development.
He'd previously served as a clinical physician with the Barbados Health
Ministry and as a public health adviser in the Caribbean island nation of
Grenada. Before going overseas, Dr. Brimmer worked as a family physician in
the 1980s with Kaiser Permanente in the Washington area.
Allen Jay Brimmer, a native Washingtonian, was a 1966 graduate of Walter
Johnson High School in Bethesda. He received a bachelor's degree from the
University of Chicago in 1970 and a medical degree from the University of
Illinois in Chicago in 1976. He received a master's degree in public health
from Johns Hopkins University in 1986.
His marriage to Dolores Koenig ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife Margott Thorne of Chevy Chase; a son from his
first marriage, Charles Brimmer of Waukesha, Wis.; two daughters from his
second marriage, Dawn Brimmer and Nicole Brimmer, both of Chevy Chase; a
brother, Robert Brimmer of Elkton, Md.; two sisters, Patti FitzGerald of
Potomac and Donna Thewes of Laurel; and a granddaughter.
I first met Allen at Parkwood Elementary School. We all played together with all the Parkwood kids. He was such a smart guy. I am not surprised he became a physician and worked with underdeveloped nations. Certainly in keeping with his personality. My thoughts and prayers to his family on their loss of a valuable human being.
Arlene Scott O'Donnell
From Larry Gordon on December 18th, 2015
very sad to hear of Allen's passing. He had to have been the smartest math whiz at WJHS while I was there. If anyone knows where he went to college & got either his PhD or MD, and what his work profession was, please let us know. Thanks
Michael Lane Burrows, March 27, 1948 – December 10, 2019
Mike Burrows passed away December 10, 2019, at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, from a massive coronary. Mike enjoyed life and believed in living it to the fullest. Whether it was being part of a Formula V racing team in his younger years, enjoying the thrill of flying his Bellanca airplane as a private pilot, driving his beloved Jaguar, or enjoying good food and excellent red wine in the company of his many friends, Mike savored the experience of living.
A Marylander to the end, Mike graduated from Walter Johnson High School in 1966 and received degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology and Temple in printing-related technologies. He worked for several local and national print media and technology companies before forming his own business in the mid-1990s. Mike was president of Burrows Consulting, LLC, specializing in development and implementation of new communication technologies, and owner of Alert Publishing, a producer of law enforcement training material.
While in Rochester, New York, during the racing car chapter of his life, Mike met and married the love of his life, Michele Tifone. In their 47 years together, they raised two daughters, delighted in three grandchildren, cared for numerous dogs, and made countless friends and colleagues.
Since moving to their Silver Spring home in 1988, Mike also found time for civic and volunteer activities, serving on multiple boards, including a current term on the Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership Communities, and networking with a wide range of colleagues, friends, and associates. He is remembered fondly for his larger-than-life personality, generosity, and sense of humor. He loved working behind the scenes, never aiming for the limelight, always aspiring to equitable solutions. At his standing-room-only celebration of life service on December 17, his friends recalled his wise business advice (“if you’re not getting the answer you want, you’re not talking to the right person”), his daughters shared life lessons (“ice cream is an acceptable dinner”), and his wife extolled his sartorial consistency (“a starched dress shirt, slacks, and loafers for every occasion”). All agreed that Mike will be dearly missed.
Mike is survived by his wife, Michele, daughters Tricia Cecil (James) and Katherine Snyder (Eric), and grandchildren Harrison Cecil, Charlotte Cecil, and Tucker Snyder.
Contributions in his name may be made to Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well Being (“MCPAW”; mcpaw.org).
Suzanne was a successful business owner of a Gourmet Shop and catered in St. John USVI for years. She had a son and a daughter by marriage to John Corsilia. Following a divorce, Suzanne and her children moved to Jupiter, FL. When she passed away, she was working for JG Associates in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. representing the Better Business Bureau. She is survived by her mother Ruth Dion, two sisters Janeanne and Colette and brother, Alfred. Her sister Michelle and former husband John Corsilia are also deceased.
Of Washington, DC, passed away on February 10, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Alan H. Darby; her daughter, Kelly Day; her mother, Beall Comstock; her grandchildren, Logan Large and Jordan Day; her sisters, Mary Joyce Rinehart, Susan Brown, Barbara Rinehart, and Theresa Rinehart, and her brother, Vincent Rinehart. Funeral services will be held on February 20, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Service Dog Project, Inc. or the Kathy Darby Scholarship Fund at Glen Echo Pottery.
<span style=""font-family:" arial;="" font-size:="" 13px;="" background-color:="" rgb(255,="" 255,="" 255);"="">Mr. Donald Buchan Eberlin, 66 of Leesburg, Virginia died on Monday, June 23, 2014, in Leesburg, Virginia. Born November 8, 1947 in Washington, DC. The family received friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, Virginia. Interment will be held privately at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.loudounfuneralchapel.com
I just found this today. I am truly saddened to learn of Mary Lees's passing at such a young age. I met her in 1966 during a band exchange trip between Walter Johnson and my high school, Fair Lawn Senior High in Fair Lawn, NJ. I along with two other guys was hosted by Mary Lee's parents in Bethesda and Mary Lee stayed with me and my parents when her school came to Fair Lawn. We really hit it off as we discovered we were born on the same day (Jan 10, 1948). The last time I saw her was Halloween, 1977. I was in D.C. and on a chance called her dad in Bethesda. Mary Lee was there to take the girls out trick or treating and she invited me to join them. We exchanged birthday cards for several years afterwards. I would think of her and the girls every now and then. My deepest sympathies to her family.
From Richard Browning on October 25th, 2017
I was married to Mary Lee for seventeen years and had two lovely daughters with her. She was a wonderful mother and wife and we were all very happy up to her sudden death from a heart attack in 1985. We still miss her.
From Larry Gordon on December 18th, 2015
Mary Lee was a terrific dancer, and I got to know her pretty well from 7th and 8th grade cotillion held every week in the (DAR?) lodge at the corner of Greentree Road and Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. She was fun to be with, and it's sad she's no longer with us.
JILL BLOMQUIST FILIPCZYK (Age 65) On Tuesday, July 2, 2013, Jill Elizabeth Blomquist Filipczyk of Chevy Chase, MD, passed away peacefully in Washington, DC. She was the beloved wife of 41 years of Boleslaw C. Filipczyk, Jr.; dear mother of Kathleen Jane Filipczyk Howard of Rockville, MD; mother-in-law of Stephen Thomas Howard; devoted grandmother of Hannah Patricia Howard and Heidi Cecilia Howard; sister of C. William Blomquist of Potomac, MD, Jack Blomquist, formerly of Frederick, MD and Jane Blomquist Shell of Washington, DC. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Jill's name. Published in The Washington Post on July 7, 2013 Here is a link to the wj1966 website to see the picture of Jill in 1966.... http://www.wj1966.com/Yearbook%20A-E.htm
LINDA D. (nee Del Vecchio) age 61, died of complications from Scleroderma on April 7, 2010. Born in Hot Springs, AR. Linda grew up in Bethesda, MD and lived much of her adult life in Charleston, SC. Since 1996, she has been a resident of Media, PA with her husband Bob. In addition to Robert M. Galbraith, Linda is remembered and celebrated by 3 daughters and a son-in-law Bryn (Owen) Richard and Michael Richard, Sarah Galbraith and Hadley Owen, as well as an extensive network of friends and family for whom she cared dearly. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Sat. April 24th at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware Co., 145 West Rose Tree Rd., Media, PA. In lieu of flowers, Linda's family requests
that donations be made in her name to the Scleroderma Foundation (www.scleroderma.org)
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Gordon of Greenville, SC, passed away at the age 75 on August 25, 2023, after a long battle with prostate cancer, He was a resident of The Woodlands at Furman and is survived by the love of his life, wife Patriciann also of The Woodlands, and by a nephew, William Gordon, of Baltimore. He is pre-deceased, by his parents,Claude and Jessie Gordon,and Brother Robert.
Larry was born on Christmas day, 1947, in Schenectary, NY, moved to Dallas when he was 6 months, and to Tulsa when he was 2. He lived throughout the 50s in Tulsa, where his favorite activities were bicycle racing with his buddies, baseball, and bareback horse riding. He was voted Little League player of the year and appeared on The Knot Hole Gang, a local television show. He picked up golf after watching Sam Snead swing a golf club on television.
In 1960 his parents moved to Bethesda, MD, and Larry begged his fathe to join a local golf club. They joined Bethesda Country Club, which was a hub of junior golf in the D.C. area. One of Larry's initial golf instructors was Deane Beman, who, at the time, was the U.S. Amateur champion. At age 14 Larry qualified for the first time for the Bethesda CC junior golf championship
From Jacque Crenshaw: She was one of my closest childhood friends and she was part of my wedding party. Her family was wonderful. Silly little thing but they taught me how delicious crisp potato skins with melted butter are.
We belonged to the same swim club and often played together there.
She was kind, loving and fun. One of the most wonderful people that I was privileged to know through the years
GRETZ MARCIA JEAN (Gaarden) GRETZ Died on November 9, 2017 in Silver Spring, Maryland. She was born in Takoma Park, Maryland on February 18, 1948 to Flora and Allen Gaarden, and grew up in Kensington, Maryland. Marcia graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1970 with a degree in Business Administration. After graduation she was employed as one of the first female supervisors in the central office of technicians at Bell Atlantic Telephone Company. While working for the phone company, Marcia met and married Denny Gretz in 1989. She retired after 30 years of service with Bell Atlantic and its successor companies. While working at the phone company, Marcia earned a Master's Degree in Social Work from Catholic University. She worked for worldwide adoption services and also volunteered with Hospice and the Shepherd's Table in Silver Spring. Marcia was a devoted Lutheran and member of Christ Lutheran Church in Bethesda, Maryland, and later, Resurrection Lutheran Church in Kensington. She enjoyed reading, travelling and swimming. Her favorite hobby in her youth was sewing. She won Blue Ribbons at the Maryland State Fair for her tailoring of suits, coats and swimwear. Marcia will be remembered for her intelligence, sharp wit, wonderful sense of humor and infectious laugh. Her family and friends were very important to her. Predeceasing Marcia were her beloved husband, Dennis Joseph Gretz, and her parents. She is survived by her siblings, Susan Young (George) of Punta Gorda, FL, Lynn Wood (Marshall) of Savannah, GA, and Allen Gaarden (Cathy) of Albuquerque, NM. Marcia is also survived by her stepchildren, Rich (Kim) Gretz of Prince Frederick, MD, Joe Gretz of Washington, DC, and Ray (Gail) Gretz of Severna Park, MD; along with numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank, for their many years of dedicated and loyal service, her kind and remarkable caregivers, Saffu Kamara and Molly Mafunga; and for his constant help and support, her nephew, Mark Gretz. In accordance with her wishes, Marcia's body was donated to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences for the advancement of medical science in Bethesda. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Remembrances may be sent to The Auxiliary of The Village at Rockville, A National Lutheran Community, 9701 Veirs Drive, Rockville, MD 20850; the Shepherd's Table, 8106 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910; or a charity of the donor's choice.
I don’t remember ever talking about the existence of an afterlife, or what it might be, although we both certainly rejected the literal Christian images of Heaven, Hell or Purgatory. But really, I think we both believe that a cosmic recycling of life is real.
Apart from your body returning to the universe, your memory is going to stay with me for the rest of my years, and with infinite power in the lives of your family.
Having not said it before, I will say that I believe there will be some kind of afterlife for you. If we were still exchanging books, I’d suggest reading “Breakfast with Buddha” – I bet you would find something in it.
And I know you considered the prayers that Janet and I asked for you in our little church in Maine to be positive - you once said you were in “all for it”.
As I have said many times, I admire your unflappable “no bullshit” style, and your persistent counter cultural perspective you have carried from the sixties. You and Dani always stand up for the little guy. And, though amused, I appreciate your cancellation of the Washington Post subscription after thirty years, rather than support Jeff Bezos.
I assume that you take a non-whiney view of death, too, but with the door ajar just a bit, with a respect for the thinness in the line between the two worlds. It is part of the time-space continuum that says the things that happened in November 1963 are just and true and alive today as things are happening in November 2017. The past is never over, I believe, it is here with us for better or worse, in your case for the better, in what will be your memory.
A couple of people I have come to mind as I have been thinking of you:
Bob Dylan, the phrase “To live outside the law - you must be honest.” (You will understand this).
Bill Belichick, coach of the New England Patriots who said recently “At this stage I won’t coach anyone anymore I don’t like.” You said “I won’t hire anyone anymore I don’t like.”
We don’t know each other’s interior lives, but so what? I know you are a good man and a loyal friend. You have been a “life-time learner”. You have always been inquisitive, thinking about things. Like a year ago in the summer when you read “Les Miserables” and “War and Peace” in Switzerland. And Toni Morrison, who you recommended to me last year.
In high school, when our friendship began, you were a low-key student leader. The world came to you as you became increasingly removed from the ferocious striving around you. As an elected class officer and the President of Key Club, you were not impressed with yourself but took things in stride and helped people.
Later out of the maelstrom of the late sixties you found your way in and out of college, into Vista Volunteers in the Bronx, into and out of the US Army, to San Francisco as a welder, and friend of the Black Panthers, became a young father, and eventually with Dani who became your life mate and partner in a successful American business and a second family. Real integrity in all of those things.
We never crisscrossed the country like Jack Kerouac and Neil Cassidy, but we made many trips “On the Road” and down Old Georgetown Avenue in Bethesda where we talked and gawked at the world, and escaped some true disasters. You gave me a friendship in youth and in our sixties. You gave me perspective and humor on my life.
You have had a good run. You will be terribly missed, but as Julian of Norwich’s 14thcentury prayer goes:
All shall be well –
All shall be well –
All manner of things shall be well.
CHESTERTOWN - Michael Daly Hanscom was born in Kansas City, Kan., on June 24, 1948, and died peacefully at home in Chestertown on Nov. 19, 2017, surrounded by family.
His late parents, Daniel H., a naval officer, lawyer and chief administrative law judge for the Federal Trade Commission, and Betty Hanscom, a schoolteacher, raised five children: Barbara, Deborah, Michael, Connie and Stephanie.
As part of a traveling Navy family, Michael grew up in many places. The family finally settled in Bethesda in the late 1950s, where Michael spent his formative years. He and his friends were fascinated by government and spent many days sitting in Senate and congressional chamber meetings listening to debates and witnessing the inner workings of government.
After graduating in 1968 from Walter Johnson High School, he headed to his father's alma mater, Northwestern University, but it was no match for an increasingly politically focused young man. After a few semesters, he joined AmeriCorps VISTA, where he spent a year working in the Bronx.
In the early 1970s, he and his partner, Joan Kelley, became parents to Lucas and Jenny, settling in San Francisco, Calif. He trained as a welder to support his new family and he became active in the anti-war movement. Michael railed against injustice his whole life.
Although Joan and Michael went their separate ways, his children remained his raison d'Ãªtre.
In 1982, he met Danielle, the love of his life, in Zurich, Switzerland. The two became inseparable and married in May 1985. Sophie joined the family later that year, and soon they were looking to start a business. Pooling their talents and a love for old houses, Michael and Danielle found Brampton in Chestertown. They arrived on July 4, 1987, made it their home, and opened the doors as a B&B later that year. Michael's talents as a craftsperson are visible throughout the property.
In 1992, their youngest daughter, Simone, joined the family. Michael adored his large family and considered his four kids his greatest achievements: son Lucas, with Rachel Hanscom; granddaughter Abigail; daughter Jenny, with Greg Husak; grandsons Liam and Taylor; and daughters Sophie and Simone Hanscom.
Brampton was Michael's life's work. His attention to detail, dedication and brilliance continue to shine there. He loved the great outdoors, Bethany Beach, Del., the Atlantic Ocean, and most of all, bodysurfing. He loved hiking the mountains of Switzerland. He loved corn on the cob. He was a great man. He is greatly missed.
Friends and neighbors, please join us between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Brampton Inn, 25227 Chestertown Road, Chestertown to celebrate Michael's life.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Compass Regional Hospice or the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge in Baltimore.
This obituary was originally published in the Kent County News.
Barbara T. Higgins (age 58) Of N. Potomac, MD passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2007. She was the beloved wife for 33 years of John J. “Jack” Higgins, D.D.S.; loving mother of Megan T. Hastings (Erik), Darren S. Higgins (Emile) and Courtney Anne-Elizabeth Higgins; loving sister of Mitzi App. She is also survived by her mother, Ruth E. Taylor and was predeceased by her father, Charles Stewart Taylor. - See more at: http://www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com/obituary/Barbara-T.-Higgins/N.-Potomac-MD/407614#sthash.8vFwXK11.Y79H393u.dpuf
Jon Lewis Hunter, age 63, of Bethesda, MD, died on March 8, 2012 of stroke complications. He was the loving son of Thomas William Hunter, who predeceased him on April 18, 1979, and is now survived by his beloved and precious mother, Henrietta H. Hunter and his sister, Barbara Hunter Woltman, both of Bethesda, MD, as well as one nephew, Thomas Edward Woltman of Ohio, who was his great pride and joy. He also leaves many cousins.
Services will be held at JOSEPH GAWLER'S SONS, 5130 Wisconsin Ave. and Harrison St., NW, Washington, DC, on Sunday, March 11 at 4:30 p.m., with a memorial gathering from 3:30 p.m. until service time at 4:30 p.m. Interment Parklawn Memorial Park, Rockville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jon's favorite charities, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.
William Huntley WILLIAM HUNTLEY William (Bill) Huntley, 62, of Harleysville, passed away unexpectedly August 23, 2011 in South Carolina. Born in New York City, he was the son of Charles L Huntley and the late Marion (Cloonan) Huntley. Bill graduated from the University of Maryland then worked at Geico for 28 years. He loved sailing, the beach, golf, the Beatles and all things "doo wop". He was loved by all for his unending caring, generosity and especially for his quirky sense of humor. The general consensus among his many friends is that "we are all better people for having known him". In addition to his father, Bill is survived by his sons, Matthew and Ross and sisters, Joan Cook and Jean Myers. On Saturday September 3, relatives and friends are invited to Corpus Christi Church, 900 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale from 9:30 to 11AM for visitation followed by an 11AM Mass.
I did not have a chance to play on the 1963 championship team but I did play with Danny and the rest of the guys on the 1961 and 1962 basketball team. I moved on to Walt Whitman in the 9th grade but Danny was a great athlete and a great guy. Proud to have known him and the rest of guys who I followed thru high school.
From Larry Gordon on December 18th, 2015
What a loss! As everyone knows, Danny was a truly great guy and an awesome athlete. His death hurt. I vividly remember his passing being mentioned at our 20th reunion, and the reaction from everyone was audible shock. He and Bruce Baker, who has also passed, were on our 1963 North Bethesda Junior High basketball team that went undefeated and won the Montgomery County championship. Thanks to Les Guthman's dad, who won the Pulitzer Prize in the 50s for national reporting and was then the press secretary to Robert Kennedy, our team got an hour with RFK in his office as Attorney General in the spring of '63 and a tour of the FBI building. Our session with RFK was immortalized in a photo that I and many of us on the team cherish and which was published several years ago by the Falls Church News Press after the movie Bobbie was released.
Our friendship was elementary. Linda lived one block over on Glenridge Street in Kensington. We went to different schools, but Linda would come around periodically as I was part of a large family and she enjoyed the constant activity.
In ninth grade we both attended Kensington Junior High which is no longer on the map. KJH was, at the time, a feeder school to Walter Johnson.
Between friends cultivated in Kensington, and then expanded at WJ, we were part of a very amazing group. Therefore, our desire was to be truly elite - not that we were - but we wanted to be - so when the time was right, we all were searching for a name.
Linda's claim to fame (in high school) was her colligate dictionary search for the name of our group. She found it! And, to this very day, the Esoterics are united in friendships. We breathe life into one another as we meet again, and leave again, and move on in the destination of our lives, give thanks with a grateful heart. This life is a gift, and I was called to visit Linda when she was in hospice. I shared with her the gift of God, our Savior, Jesus Christ.
From Dana Al-e-jalil(Kletzker) on December 12th, 2015
Martha was a good friend. What an arm she had from center field. We had a great time the weekend of senior prom when she and her date and me and my future husband went to the beach together. I'll remember you, Martha. Dana
Anita Erin Ross, nee Anita Joan Rosenberg, ’70, Seattle, WA, passed away on March 6, 2020. Born in Chicago on February 10, 1949, she was raised largely in Washington, DC, and Bethesda, MD. Anita graduated from Carleton with a major in Anthropology and Sociology, after spending her junior year studying Arabic at the University of Wisconsin. Post-college, she worked at an underground news service illuminating the truth of the Vietnam War, traveled widely, lived in Greece, and designed and painted a mural on the walls of a children’s bomb shelter in Israel. She met her husband-to-be, Scott Hofmann, fighting fires in the Northwest woods. They married in 1982. She also discovered what would become her lifelong passion for belly dancing. In 1983 she graduated from the University of Washington Medical School, entering family practice. She soon came to divide her work as a physician with her performances as an acclaimed professional belly dancer under the moniker Sabura, making her own elaborate costumes and championing Middle Eastern dance and culture in Seattle. Some of her favorite performances can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2leubuJaA8G9jV41FbmLhA. Survivors include her husband, Scott Hofmann, mother Mae Stephen, sisters Lisa Rosenberg and Sharon Andrews, brothers Frank Rosenberg and Robert Rosenberg, and many other relatives and friends, including her niece Elena Rosenberg-Carlson ’12.
Dr. Donald Rubinstein, one of the most important scholarly voices in the field of Micronesian Studies and also a strong supporter of the Guam Museum by most recently serving on our KOSAS Advisory Board, passed away last week. [September 27, 2023]
Dr. Rubinstein first came to the Trust Territory islands in the 1970s as a graduate student and lived and conducted field work in the outer islands of Yap and Chuuk. He earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of Hawai’i and later a doctorate in anthropology from Stanford University. He began working at the University of Guam in 1988 and remained there until his death, serving primarily as faculty in the Micronesian Studies Program and at the Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC).
Dr. Rubinstein published widely on social organization and social change in Micronesia, helping to create some of the earliest formal academic articles around issues such as abortion, gender identity and adolescent suicide in different Micronesian communities. His work is considered foundational for anyone writing about Micronesian cultures in a social science, anthropological or historical context.
Dr. Rubinstein also had a love for visual culture, and was the foremost expert in the region on the work of Paul Jacoulet, a French artist who created iconic color woodblock portraits of people in Micronesia in the 1930s and 1940s. In 2017, he gave a HITA Talk at the Guam Museum titled “Paul Jacoulet: A Vision of Micronesia.” In his later years he also wrote on issues such as the cultural significance of endangered species threatened by development and militarization, Micronesian ethnomathematics and traditional seafaring and wayfinding.
We offer our condolences to Dr. Rubinstein’s family and all who cared for him, especially his partner Aaron.
In agradesi todu i bidå-ña si Doktot Rubinstein para i museon Guåhan yan para i taotao yan i islas Micronesia.
SHOOK Daniel "Garry" Shook passed away January 14, 2009 at his home of 15 years in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born August 29, 1948 in Great Lakes, Illinois. Mr Shook was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and considered Boston his home town. Garry retired from the U.S. Navy in 1995 after 15 years of dedicated service that included serving in both the Gulf War and Operation Desert Storm. He was always proud to have served his country. He also enjoyed the travel afforded him from his time in the Navy and during his childhood with his military family. Mr. Shook was also a member of American Legion Post 283, and the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Shook is survived by his wife of 26 years Elaine Weisskopf Shook, their 3 children Matthew (25), Becky (20) Jackson (17), and his mother Mary Garrett of Alberquere, NM all of whom he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his father Captain Daniel M. Shook M.D., USN, his sisters Dr. Susan G. Shook and Marcia Langerhans. Services have been entrusted to the care of First Coast Funeral Home 5859 Merrill Road Jacksonville, FL 32277, (904) 762-0002. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Cancer Society of Florida, in Mr. Shook's name.
From Dana Al-e-jalil(Kletzker) on December 12th, 2015
Lynn, I've looked on-line for you hoping that you'd still be there. You were the only friend from school that I kept close to me. I'll miss you, girl. You were one of a kind; sweet, opptomistic, and a little crazy. I'll always remember you with love and thanks for being my best friend. Love, Dana
Wayne Simpson Sr., formerly of Lake Ariel, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 29, 2015, at the age of 67 after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 45 years, Alice Swingle Simpson; four sons and wives, Wayne and Jodi, Robert and Shara, Thomas and Marie and Todd and Danielle; brother, David and wife, Qua; sister, Marilyn and husband, William Bradley; and 13 grandchildren, Brooke, Emily, Mia, Derek, Logan, Mason, Aiden, Drew, Allie, Allen, Jaxon, Colton and Weston; as well as nieces and nephews.
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Kensington Md., the son of the late Ned and Verona (Locklin) Simpson and stepmother, Virginia Simpson, he moved to Pennsylvania in 1970, where he made homes in Lakeville, Lake Ariel and Saylorsburg. Wayne joined the Navy's nuclear submarine division in 1966, serving four years active duty during the Vietnam War, followed by 23 years reserve duty at Roanoke, Groton and Philadelphia naval bases. Wayne was a member of the Crossroad Assembly of God Church, Elmhurst, and had been attending the Pleasant Valley Assembly of God Church, Brodheadsvile, near their new home in Saylorsburg.
Wayne enjoyed being with family, fishing, helping everyone, telling tales, mowing his lawn, but most of all spending his life with his wife. He will be missed by many.
Please join us in saying goodbye at Crossroads Assembly, Routes 590 and 435, Elmhurst, Pa. Family and friends may call Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m., and also Thursday morning from 10 to 10:45, with a celebration of life service immediately following at 11. Interment will be in Fairview Memorial Park with military honors.
Arrangements by Yurkanin Funeral Home, 1115 Main St., Dickson City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Crossroad Assembly of God Church building fund.
I remember him always with a smile on his face, kind, extroverted, and carrying a briefcase. I knew him through our Republican activities – campaigning for Goldwater in 1964, and charter members of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Teen-Age Republicans (TARs). We sat together at graduation ceremonies at the UM, refusing to stand with our classmates to applaud commencement speaker, Sen. Ted Kennedy. (We were real renegades, always walking on the wild side. J) Lillian Cox
On August 25, 2005, of Washington, DC. Brother of Donna Simpson, Samuel Tate, Joseph Tate, Shirley Foster, Wilfred Tate, Bruce Tate, Mary Katherine Spagnoletti. A graduate of Walter Johnson H.S., Towson University and Hamline University School of Law. He practiced law in DC and California for over 25 years. Interment private.
Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 31, 2005
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At WJ we had such fun! In class, we were known as The Deadbeats. Recall the time in Mrs. Elizabeth Hall's class ( "E.Hall" as we called her), when we took down the Shakespeare postcards off her bulletin board display and mailed them to her! How bad we were back then!You are missed dear friend.
Always, Scotty (Arlene Scott)
DR. CHRIS D., December 12, 2015. Beloved husband of Dr. Ellie. Loving father of Stephanie and Alexa. Emeritus Professor and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Temple University and president of the Philadelphia Chapter of The American College of Surgeons. He was an accomplished surgeon and educator who had an illustrious career and touched the lives of many. He was a brilliant artist and designer. He truly was a wonderful person, wise and compassionate and a loving father and uncle.
His Funeral Service will be 12:00 Noon Tuesday, at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church, 35 N. Malin Rd Broomall, Pa 19008. Viewing one hour prior to service in the church. Interment, West Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Philadelphia Academy of Surgery to support The Dr. Chris D. Tzarnas Lectureship . P.O. Box 17314 Philadelphia, Pa 19105-1731
Published on Philly.com on Dec. 14, 2015- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/philly/obituary.aspx?pid=176883541#sthash.Q6ZJm99s.dpuf
1948 - 2021
Dr. Anthony "Tony" Vitto passed away on July 23, 2021 at his home in Brigantine, New Jersey.
Tony was a man of science, with a thirst for knowledge and an incisive wit.
Tony was born on July 13, 1948 in Washington DC where he grew up among his extended Italian American family. Following graduation from Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, MD, Tony attended St. John's College where he studied the great books and began a love affair with science and critical thought that would inform the rest of his life.
Tony went on to obtain a PhD in biochemistry at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, TN. He did his postdoctoral work at UCSD where he carried out research in neurochemistry and neuropharmacology. Following his time in San Diego, Tony taught at Harvard as an instructor of Neuropathology with a focus on the biology of aging and Alzheimer's disease.
While in Boston, Tony decided to pursue medicine. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1989 where he won both the Matthew T. Moore Prize and the Alpers Society Award for outstanding performance in neurology. Tony chose to complete his neurology residency at Stanford University in order to live close to his children, Tom and Claire.
Tony went on to become Chief of Neurology at the San Jose Medical Group and ultimately developed dual practices in Gilroy and Monterey before moving to the Berkshires, MA and eventually Brigantine, NJ. Tony continued to practice medicine as a teleneurologist up to the end of his life.
In recent years, he enjoyed spending summers at Tanglewood, the Clark Institute and the Norman Rockwell Museum in the Berkshires. Tony was in the process of building a house in Brigantine, NJ where he looked forward to spending his golden years with good wine and an ocean view.
Tony will be remembered for his charm, infectious laugh and generous nature. He was passionate about sports, the arts, food and wine and was happiest when sharing these passions with others.
Tony is survived by his daughter Claire Vitto, brother Nick Vitto, aunt Mary (Vitto) Anastasi and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Anthony and Celeste Vitto, his sisters Catherine (Vitto) Lindemer and Ann (Vitto) Beruff, and his beloved son Tom Vitto.
Details of the memorial will be shared via social media. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Alzheimer's Association or The Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, NJ.
Published by New York Times from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2021.
67, of Tampa, passed away March 25, 2015 at his residence of cancer. Born in Maryland on Feb. 15, 1948, he spent over 45 years residing in Louisville, KY. Dennis was Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer for Lancet Indemnity Insurance, a Tampa based medical malpractice insurance company. Dennis attended Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, was instrumental in the creation of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS) as well as a founding member, a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, and a longtime fan of his beloved Washington Redskins. He is survived by his wife, Janice, sons, John Dennis, Jr., Carey Travis, and sister, Carole Bailey French (John III). Donations in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name to the Ironman Foundation, the Tampa Lymphoma & Leukemia Society, or Heartbeat International.
WAYNE WEEKS, 62, of Brighton, TN, died suddenly on January 31, 2010 Services will be Friday, February 5 at 2 p m at Bartlett Event Center Wayne Weeks died in Tennessee about 3 months ago, February, 2010.
He was a good friend of Danny Shook's and was the one that emailed about Danny's death. Hopefully more details should be posted later. Bruce Weeks, brother to Wayne wrote this and posted it on the Walter Johnson Alum web site......"My brother Wayne dies of a sudden heart attack while loading his vehicle with his wife Sherri waiting for him inside the vehicle on Jan. 31, 2010. He will be greatly missed."