HALPERN RICHARD E. HALPERN On November 25, 2009, RICHARD E. HALPERN of Bethesda, MD died in his home of heart ailments. Beloved husband of Barbara Vellmerk-Halpern, and devoted father of Kathrin V. Halpern. Brother of Mrs. Joan Baker of Chapin, SC, Mrs. Barbara Ghormley of Seal Beach, CA and Mrs. Susan Bunker of San Rafael, CA. Also survived by Stephan and Michael Halpern, sons from his first marriage, as well as five nieces and nephews, two grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Services will be at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 5500 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda, MD, 20816 on Thursday, December 10 at 2 p.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to sponsor a youth science program at the University of Maryland. Donations can be made payable to: UMCPF, Attn: Lawrence Liff, 3400 A.V. Williams, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Arrangements by JOSEPH GAWLER''S SONS.
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Published in The Washington Post from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2009