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Max O'Rell Truitt, Jr., of Washington, DC, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the age of 83. He is survived by his children Dawson (Patty) Truitt, Robin (Cindy) Truitt, and James Truitt, all of Washington, DC, his daughter Sarah (Jake) Kantrowitz of Boston, MA, and his step-daughters Jennifer (Brian Douglass) Olney of Mill Valley, CA, and Lise (Tim Fulham) Olney of Wellesley, MA, as well as by his brother Stephen (Kristina) Truitt of Washington, DC. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, cousins, and grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many friends. Max was preceded in death by his sons Peter Tyson Truitt and Thomas Christopher Truitt. He was married three times during his life, to the late Elizabeth Mason Truitt, to Susan Stats Truitt, and to the late Barbara Wellbery. Max was the grandson of Vice President Alben W. Barkley.
A service will be held at the Little Sanctuary at St. Albans on Saturday, May 24, at
10:30 a.m. A reception will follow, also at St. Albans. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Washington National Cathedral, a place he cherished.

Published in The Washington Post on May 21, 2014
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