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  • "Katie, you took such great care of Chris for so many years...."
    - Lel and Peter Jones
  • "Such a big, good part of my life. I hope there's basketball..."
  • "How lucky am I to have known this wonderful man?! I will..."
    - Sally Lee
  • "Zippy , you and Kurt were my favorite human beans I loved..."
  • "Chris Sanger a true friend and loving soul. There wasn't a..."
    - Kathleen Cook
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Passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 surrounded by loving family at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC.
Born in Brooklyn, NY on June 27, 1951 to Charles and Margaret Sanger, Chris grew up in Forest Hills, NY and considered Washington, DC his home in recent years. He was an avid sports fan, and could challenge even the best of them in all types of sports trivia. He loved his rescue dog, Eddie, a good beach day, the Beatles, shrimp cocktail and a cold Coors Light. Chris will be remembered for his ability to befriend all he met, his quick wit, fierce loyalty and his engaging storytelling.
Chris was predeceased by his cherished brother Kurt M. Sanger Sr. He leaves behind his longtime, loving companion Catherine M. O'Rourke of Washington, DC; his nephew Kurt M. Sanger Jr. of Gambrills, MD; his sister-in-law Ann Sanger Petrovits of Bradenton, FL, many close and beloved cousins and dear friends.
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to City Dogs Rescue at

Published in The Washington Post on July 11, 2018