Del Ankers

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ANKERS DEL ANKERS (Age 91) On Thursday, May 15, 2008 at his home in Great Falls, VA. Beloved husband of Maria Elizabeth Freire. He was a renowned photographer and documentary producer whose international career spanned 60 years. Ankers photographed U.S. Presidents from FDR to Nixon and celebrities including Buster Keaton, Grace Kelly and the original Muppets. As a producer, he filmed many works for German television. His works can be seen in the Newseum Archives and the National Cathedral. Relatives and friends are invited to Del's Life Celebration at MONEY & KING FUNERAL HOME, 171 Maple Avenue West, Vienna, VA on Monday, May 19 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA on Tuesday, May 20 at 11 a.m. Interment National Memorial Park. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to House of Ruth Development Office, 5 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Please view and sign the family guest book at:

Published in The Washington Post from May 17 to May 18, 2008