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COBBS-GASQUE, YOLANDA  
  YOLANDA COBBS-GASQUE   Departed this life on April 21, 2016. Beloved mother of Shaqulille Gasque; loving daughter of Lillian Cobbs. She is also survived by one grandchild, Shamya Gasque; four brothers, former mother-in-law, Louise Scott and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be held at Le Detroit Baptist Church, 5306 Indian Head Highway, Oxon Hill, MD, Visitation 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. Interment Fort Lincoln.    
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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 29, 2016
Cook, Janet Cowie  
COOK Janet Cowie Cook Passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side, Goodwin House Bailey Crossroads, Virginia, Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016. Born Marjorie Janet Cowie in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 11, 1935, Janet left home at 16 years of age, on a Ford Foundation scholarship, to attend Goucher College in Baltimore, MD, where she met Ralph Cook. They were married June 27, 1953 in Eastchester, NY. Ralph, a U.S. Army officer, was sent to Korea for a year while Janet lived with Ralph''s family at their home in Tunkhannock, PA. In 1975, Janet earned her Bachelor''s degree from Montclair State University at the age of 43. In 1978 once Ralph retired from the Army, Janet entered the George Washington University School of Law, graduating JD in 1981. After a challenging career as an attorney for the Department of Defense, Janet eventually retired as the Air Force Deputy General Counsel for Contractor Responsibility in 1996. Janet spent the best part of her life enjoying children, grandchildren and a happily growing family of great-grandchildren. She loved doing volunteer work with the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia and Capital Hospice, various book groups, plus for the next 20 years, Janet and Ralph traveled the world visiting every American state capitol and 85 foreign countries. Janet is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ralph J. Cook Jr.; brother James D. Cowie and his wife Patty; son William Cook and his wife Sarah Tegen; son Robert Cook and wife Karen; son James Cook and wife Carol; son John Cook and wife Nancy; grandchildren Meredith Pettigrew, Michelle and Kyle Mackey, Jeff, Taylor, Stephanie and Jack Cook; great-grandchildren Trenton, Dylan and Caitlyn Pettigrew, Evie Michels and Max and Kayla Mackey. Janet and her family express profound gratitude for the loving care and support provided by the Goodwin House Palliative Care and Hospice staff. Janet has donated her body for medical research. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Virginia: 701 E Franklin St. Suite 1412, Richmond, VA 23219, or Doorways for Women & Families: PO Box 100185, Arlington, VA 22210. A service of Remembrance will be held at the Chapel at Goodwin House, 3440 S. Jefferson St., Falls Church, VA 22041 at 2 p.m., Saturday May 7, 2016. Her hopes, promise and love live on through all she touched in this world.Her hopes, promise and love live on through all she touched in this world.
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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 29, 2016

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CHILDS, MARQUIS E.  
    MARQUIS E. CHILDS   Marquis E. Childs, 53 years of age, passed away April 22, 2016. Born in Washington, DC, the son of the late Richard A. Childs. He is survived by his mother, Helen Childs of Boston, MA; his daughter, Khia Dozier-Nemec of Inglewood California; and his brother, Torrance Childs of Boston. He leaves his partner, Teresa Smith of Washington, DC and a host of relatives and friends. Graveside services at Resurrection Cemetery, 8000 Woodyard Road, Clinton, MD on Saturday April 30, at 10:30 a.m.
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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 28, 2016
CULP, HENRY LAWRENCE "Larry"  
  HENRY LAWRENCE CULP "Larry"   On April 21, 2016. In loving memory of Henry L. Culp, 75, of Olney, MD. Beloved father of H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., of McLean, VA and daughter Laurie Culp Hochstein of Mt. Airy, MD. Daughter-in-law, Wendy H. Culp; son-in-law Scott A. Hochstein and beloved grandfather of Andrew Culp, Jameson Culp and Caroline Culp, Haley Hochstein and Mitchell Hochstein. Memorial services private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be to The American Heart Association at www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ . Those wishing to share their condolences and memories may do so at www.legacy.com (Washington Post memorial page)
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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 28, 2016

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CROMER, RICARDO W.  
  RICARDO W. CROMER "Rickey"   On Thursday, April 21, 2016. Survived by a host of relatives and friends. Mr. Cromer may be viewed at STEWART FUNERAL HOME, 4001 Benning Rd., NE, Friday, April 29 from 12 Noon until service at 1 p.m. Interment Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.
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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 27, 2016

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Christopher, Catherine Anne  
    Catherine Anne Christopher   On Friday, April 22, 2016 of Washington, DC. Beloved sister of the late Albert Melbourne Christopher; Loving Aunt of Katy Gilbert (David) and Brian Christopher (Ann). Friends may call at The Shrine of The Most Blessed Sacrament, 6001 Western Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20115 on Saturday April 30, 2016 from 10 to 11 a.m., where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to The Little Sisters of The Poor, 4200 Harewood Road N.E., Washington, DC 20017. Please sign the family guest book at: www.DeVolFuneralHome.com  
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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 26, 2016
Coleman, Laura Elizabeth Burrous  
  Laura Elizabeth Burrous   Coleman "Libby"   Passed away April 15, 2016. Born in West Point, Mississippi June 8, 1914, she was the daughter of Homer Clayton Burrous and Susan Stacy Burrous. She graduated from Mississippi University for Women in 1936 and married Russell Coleman August 18, 1937.   A resident of Chevy Chase, Maryland, she was a lifelong member of Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and member of the floral guild. Libby was a member of Columbia Country Club, PEO, National Society of Colonial Dames of America, and an active member for many years in Community Bible Study.   Predeceased by her husband, she is survived by her three children, Peggy Best, Susan Coleman and Russell Clayton Coleman (Joellen); six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.   A memorial service will be held at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church April 30, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.   Memorials may be made to Palmer Children''s Home, Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church or Montgomery Hospice.
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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 26, 2016
COMEY, EUGENE JOSEPH  
    EUGENE JOSEPH COMEY (Age 68)   Of Alexandria, VA, born in Jersey City, NJ, died peacefully in the company of his family on April 22, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Flanagan; his sons, Mairtin and Aedan; his daughter, Caelinn; his brothers, John and Thomas; and his sister, Margaret Barkala. He was predeceased by his brother, James.   Prior to leading his own successful law practice, Gene served as editor-in-chief of the University of Chicago Law Review and clerked for Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. He was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel in recognition of his work representing the families of coal mine disaster victims. Gene will also be remembered fondly as a Ghostbuster and as Santa Claus. He made annual trips to Ireland where he would spread Christmas cheer and give presents to needy children and their families. He brought joy to his many friends and to so many others.   A wake will be held at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home in Alexandria, VA on Wednesday, April 27 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to support the continuing education of the ICU nursing staff at Alexandria Hospital.
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Published in The Washington Post from Apr. 24 to Apr. 26, 2016

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CAMPBELL, CHRISTOPHER AARON STEPHENS  
  CHRISTOPHER AARON   STEPHENS CAMPBELL (Age 47)   Of Dumfries, VA, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, April 18, 2016. He was a 20 year Army Retiree and the Chief, Military Personnel Division, Human Resources Management Directorate, Fort Belvoir, VA. Chris is survived by his wife, Melvita; two daughters, Brittany and Christina; two grandchildren, seven siblings, a host of nephews and nieces, extended family members and friends. There will be a viewing on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge, VA 22192, telephone 703-878-2273. The funeral service will be on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 12 p.m. (doors open at 11 a.m. for public viewing), Harvest Life Changers Church, 14404 Telegraph Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192, telephone 703-490-4040. An interment date has not been established for Arlington National Cemetery.
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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 24, 2016
Cardwell Jr, Edgar Parmele  
CARDWELL Edgar Parmele Cardwell, Jr Edgar Parmele Cardwell, Jr. died of cancer April 15, 2016 at Goodwin House retirement community in Alexandria VA. Ed Cardwell was born in Newark, NJ in 1928 of Dr. Edgar P. Cardwell, Sr. and Beatrice Chandler Cardwell. He attended Newark Academy, and Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania. He received the Bachelor''s and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Virginia. Ed then went on active duty in the army for two years and served in the Army Reserves. Following his service, he spent several years in New York City, receiving the L.L.M. in Trade Regulation as a Fellow in Food and Drug Law at New York University. While studying, he worked part time as stage assistant to Tony Amato, founder of the NYC Amato Opera Company in New York City. After private law practice in NYC, in 1960 he began working for the Food and Drug Administration in Washington D.C. He retired from the FDA in 1993 as Deputy General Counsel for Administration. Ed married Janet Cardwell (also her maiden name) in 1961. They lived in Arlington and Alexandria, and had two sons Mark and Hal. Janet died in 1972. In 1979, Ed married Merle Thompson. He and his wife traveled widely, covering nearly all the continents, with a special interest in Art treasures of the world. Ed spent many years devoted to the Boy Scouts, active in Troop 129 at Westminister Presbyterian Church in Alexandria. He served in many positions, and was at one time Assistant District Commissioner of the George Washington District. In retirement, Ed took up studio art. He enjoyed water color, but also worked in acrylic, metal and clay. He took many classes at NOVA and the Torpedo Factory. His work was often featured in local exhibitions and in the publications of Goodwin House. He was an active member of the Church of St. Clement, Alexandria, VA for over 50 years. Ed is survived by his wife of 37 years, Merle O''Rourke Thompson; two sons, Mark Cardwell (Margaret Bailey) of Pelham Manor, NY and Hal Cardwell (Devin Reese) of Alexandria VA; four step-children, Kelly Thompson of Arlington, VA, Chris Thompson (Trish Cahalan)of Floyd, VA, Peter Thompson (Barbara Millar) of Charlottesville, VA and Kevin Thompson (Tiffany Goodyear) of Redwood City, CA. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Sam, Jack, Camila, Owen and Guy Cardwell; Emma Thompson Chaplin, Elise Thompson and Koben Bunnell. A service will be held on Saturday, April, 23, at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Clement, 1701 N. Quaker La. Alexandria 22302 ,with a reception following at Goodwin House Alexandria, 4800 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria VA 22311. Memorials could be sent to either the Church of St. Clement or The Goodwin House Foundation at the address above.A service will be held on Saturday, April, 23, at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Clement, 1701 N. Quaker La. Alexandria 22302 ,with a reception following at Goodwin House Alexandria, 4800 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria VA 22311. Memorials could be sent to either the Church of St. Clement or The Goodwin House Foundation at the address above.
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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 22, 2016
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