Obituaries for Sept. 26, 2017


Ramona Blank

Ramona Blank, of Rockville, died Sept. 16. She was the devoted wife of the late Irving Blank; beloved mother of Di-Ann (Steven) Zepnick and Louise (Michael) Dreuth. She is also survived by three sisters, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Contributions can be made to the Hebrew Home, Rockville. Arrangements by Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Jeffrey Keith Lubcher

Jeffrey Keith Lubcher, of Rockville, died Sept. 23. He was 64. Beloved father of Frank Stephen Lubcher; cherished son of Pauline Lubcher-Freundel and the late Bernard Lubcher; devoted brother of Carol Minkoff (Barry). Contributions can be made to Suburban Hospital, Bethesda. Arrangements by Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Helene Rae Rabb

Helene Rae Rabb, of Hilton Head, S.C., died Sept. 21. She was 85. She was the beloved wife of Leonard; cherished mother of Gail Wheat, Paula King (Dennis) and David Rabb (Lauren); devoted sister of Ruth Wheeler; loving grandmother of Becky Davidson (Jay), Scott Wheat (Mandy), Debra Newcomer (Eric), Bryan King, Danielle King and Marisa Plescia; and adored great-grandmother of Kaeli, Jacob, Maggie, Zachary, Nicky, Hadley and Sawyer. Contributions can be made to Washington Hebrew Congregation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation or a charity of choice. Arrangements by Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Stanley Irving Wolf

Stanley Irving Wolf, of Rockville, died Sept. 23. He was 92. He was the beloved husband of Marcia Robinson Wolf and the late Harolyn Orleans Wolf; devoted father of Melinda Wolf, Leslie Creutzfeldt (Nikolaus), Julie Kolker (Adam) and Carole Neuhaus (Pedro); cherished grandfather of Daniel, Jonathan, Hannah, Anton, Anya, Joshua, Jonas and Clara.

Wolf was born and raised in Washington, where he graduated from Roosevelt High School, Georgetown University, and Georgetown Medical School. He interned at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and completed a pediatrics residency and an allergy fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington. From 1948 to 1951, Wolf was enlisted in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, first in San Diego, then as lieutenant in the 1st Marine Division during the Korean War, for which he received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Wolf practiced pediatrics and allergy medicine for 47 years until 1998. He was founder and medical director of the Jewish Foundation for Retarded Children (now the National Children’s Center). He received the Physician of the Year award from Montgomery County Medical Society for his role as director of polio and measles immunization programs and for his dedication to teaching pediatric residents in his office and at the National Children’s Center.

Contributions can be made to the National Center for Children and Families, 6301 Greentree Road, Bethesda, MD 20817. Arrangements by Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Ruthe Zietz

Ruthe Zietz, of Tysons Corner, died Sept. 30, 2006. She was 74. Zietz attended The Ohio State University and was involved in Jewish organizations that included B’nai Brith Women and Jewish Women International. She is survived by sons Steven and Bruce Howard and granddaughter Valerie Howard.


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  1. Does any one remember the name Evelyn Beek. She helped in development of the Foundation for Retarded Children in Washington DC. If anyone remembers her I would appreciate hearing from you as I am her daughter. Evelyn is now 100 Yrs. old and I am trying to gather info on her involvement. Thank you. I can be reached at:
    mbborkon@ Thank you


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