Obituaries

Neil Edward Lazan

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Neil Edward Lazan, of Rockville, passed away on Dec. 27. Beloved brother of Andrew Lee Abrams. Contributions may be made to National Planned Parenthood....

Jeffrey Lightman

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Jeffrey Lightman, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Silver Spring, died on Dec. 25 after a battle with leukemia. He was 63. He attended John. F....

Janet O. Lobatz

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Janet O. Lobatz, of Bethesda, died on Dec. 24. Devoted mother of Andrew Epstein and Rebecca (Jimmy) Rubin. Dear sister of Miriam (Sam) Neikrug....

Tommy Bloom Raskin

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Tommy Bloom Raskin passed away on Dec. 31. He was 25. Son of Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Sarah Bloom Raskin, Tommy was a...

Eleanor Boykoff Schmetterling

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Eleanor Boykoff Schmetterling, of Potomac, died on Dec. 20. She was 80. Eleanor received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a graduate degree...

Ester Sherman

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Ester Sherman, of Bethesda, passed away on Dec. 21. Beloved wife of the late Julius Sherman. Devoted mother of the late Deborah (Harvey) Karch,...

Bernard Shleien

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Bernard Shleien, of Silver Spring, died on Dec. 29. He was 86. Dr. Shleien obtained a master’s degree at Harvard School of Public Health...

Arlene Zelda Stern

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Arlene Zelda Stern, of Riderwood Village, died on Dec. 23 in hospice. She was 89. Arlene was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and moved to...

Jacob Stillman

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Jacob Stillman, of Bethesda, died on Dec. 25 from congestive heart failure. He was 86. Jacob graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of...

DC publisher and philanthropist Ash Gerecht started out wanting to be a fiction writer

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Back in the States after serving in Italy during World War II, Ash Gerecht went about the business of becoming a writer. He traveled...