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On Saturday, March 29, 2014, of Takoma Park, MD was born in Washington, DC at Georgetown University Hospital to the late William S. and Edna Francis Rau. Brother of the late Richard A. Rau. Also survived locally by Maureen Smith (Douglas) Breitenbach, Ronald E. Smith, Stephen Richey and numerous relatives. He was a 1942 Central High School graduate, served in World War II in the 87th Infantry Division and spent 36 years with Bell Systems in D.C. until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of Telecom Pioneers, Boy Scouts of America, Knights of Columbus, Life member of the Rosensteel Council, 2169, World War II Memorial Charter Member and a member of the 87th Infantry Division Association. Mr. Rau was an avid movie enthusiast and former bowler. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Monday, March 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Redeemer Church, Summit Ave and Cable Drive, Kensington, MD, on Tuesday, April 1, at 10:30 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20901
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Published in The Washington Post from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2014
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