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William Richard Gigax  

Also known as Dick, passed away January 2, 2019 at age 79. He spent most of his career as a librarian at the Library of Congress Congressional Research Service. He rose to Assistant Chief of his division and then to Acting Chief for three years before retiring in 1993. He held subsequent positions at Arlington County Public Library and George Mason University Library. Earlier he was an economist with naval logistics and with the Dept. of Justice Antitrust Division.
Richard (parentage Hausman-Dawson and Heer-Gigax) was raised near Toledo, OH. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University, class of 1961, graduating with honors PBK. He earned an MS at Purdue University 1964 and an MSLS at the University of Maryland 1972. With his wife, the late Alice Clancy Staples Gigax (2018) (parentage Young-Clancy, Kingman-Staples), he lived in DC for many years. They were members of the Church of the Pilgrims. Alice and Richard moved to Rockville on retirement in 2007. They are survived by their children, Richard, CA Bay Area; William and Marian, Montgomery County MD; and by five grandchildren. Services will be at Rockville Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11 a.m., with burial at a later date at Ryder Cemetery, McElroy plot, Lebanon, KY. Arrangements by Cole Funeral Services, P.A. Rockville, MD.


Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 13, 2019
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