World Traveler and Tutor  

Jeanne Hurvitz Lewis, 68, a world traveler and tutor for the Kingsbury Center, passed away on February 11, 2013 at Suburban Hospital.
Jeanne was born September 24, 1944, in Chicago and raised in Highland Park, IL, daughter of the late Harry Hurvitz and Anita (Druskin) Hurvitz.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Jeanne moved to Washington, DC in the late 1960s and worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman Richard Fulton and Congresswoman Shirley Pettis. She married her husband, Allan, in 1972 and they moved to the Edgemoor neighborhood of Bethesda in 1976 to start a family, having twins in 1981. After 12 years as a stay-at-home mom, Jeanne began a career as a reading tutor for The Kingsbury Center, a position she held until last December.
Jeanne's greatest passion was travel. She toured each of the fifty states and over fifty other countries, including Japan, India, Australia, Cuba, and most of Europe. She was also an avid reader and dedicated bridge player, belonging to the same bridge club for 37 years and the same book club for over 25 years. She was known for her keen memory, loyalty as a friend, and devotion to her husband, children, and poodles. As a tutor, Jeanne cherished the opportunity to teach first and second graders in the DC schools to read.
Jeanne is survived by her husband, Allan Lewis of Bethesda; and son and daughter, Andrew Lewis of San Diego, CA and Jessica Lewis of Vienna, VA. Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made payable to The Kingsbury Center Teachers & Tutors Program c/o Anne Hoover at 5000 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20011.

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2013