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Claire Whitney of Alexandria, VA, died on February 5, 2014 at the age of 65 after a long illness. She was born in Englewood, NJ to Helen and Burke Whitney on November 8, 1948. Claire graduated from Michigan State University and the Catholic University School of Law, and had a long and successful career with the U.S. Justice Department, recently retiring as Senior Counsel in the Environmental Crimes Section. Surviving are her sister Carol and brother-in-law Michael Gallogly of Richmond, VA, her beloved nephew Owen Gallogly of Atlanta, GA, and many dear relatives and friends. Memorial services at a later date. Donations in her memory to Coastal Center For Developmental Services, Inc. P.O. Box 13607, Savannah, GA, 31416.

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Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 9, 2014.
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March 8, 2014
I am a support group leader for neuroendocrine cancer, based in Singapore. Claire approached me for advice on treatment options. I noticed that she was not responding to mails and am sorry to learn of her passing. My condolences to her family.
Bill Claxton
March 4, 2014
Claire will be so missed by the carcinooid group. Her fight was an example and encouaragement to all of us. It wa a privilege to call her friend.
Norby Gasho
March 4, 2014
So saddened to hear of Claire's passing. I met Claire a few years ago at our cancer support group. She fought this disease with fiery and was always researching new treatments. She willingly shared her experiences with others which was very beneficial. My sympathies to her family. May God bless you in this time of sorrow. RIP Claire.
Sally Wallace
March 3, 2014
I was shocked to hear about Claire passing away. I met her at CASC, a Carcinoid Cancer support group in the DC area. I will always remember her friendliness and how she searched for the latest treatment for our disease. She will be missed. Praying for her Family, for peace, strength and comfort during these difficult days, Carol Martin Fort Mill, SC
Carol Martin
March 3, 2014
I was filled with great sadness when I heard the news of Claire's passing. As a newer member of the Carcinoid support group I was always awed with the depth of her knowledge of the disease and her determination to fight it hard to the end. My condolences to her family and friends.
Laurie Whiteman
March 3, 2014
I became a friend of Claire's late in her life through our shared experience with neuroendocrine cancer (NET). We met in our support group and formed a quick, warm bond. She was a fierce fighter of our disease, filled with information and ammunition for the battle. I am so sorry that she did not have more time to be with us. She was an inspiration -- giving her all to the fight yet recognizing the limitations of her efforts. I will miss her greatly.
Nan Fuhrman
February 23, 2014
I knew Claire through CACS - the Capital Area Carcinoid Survivors. She was an active participant and brought her fierce intelligence to fighting the disease. Her passion and sly sense of humor will be sorely missed.
Mitchell Berger
February 21, 2014
I remember how adorable and always friendly Claire was to everyone. Such a loss of talent and friendship to her classmates. She will always be remembered in my heart. My sincere sympathy to her loving family. A candle will be lite in her memory. Sincerely,
Joanie Baptist Hartley
February 14, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear of Claire's passing, we were friends back in the '70's and '80's. She was a lovely person. Condolences to her family…ellen
ellen harmon
February 12, 2014
Although not being in touch with Claire for many years I still thought of her fondly and am very sad at her passing, she was very special. The great times we had in the 1960's, will always be remembered and treasured.
Don Shoop
February 12, 2014
Oh, to the "fun" we had in high school! Then Claire evolved into such an elegant person and terrific professional!
Petey Peterson Jenkins
February 12, 2014
February 11, 2014
Brilliant is how I best remember her...if anyone was destined for the law it was Claire...remember her from the 45th reunion, would never have guessed she was terminally ill.
Larry Cherney
February 11, 2014
Stunning, sad news. Claire was the best of the brightest of us all.
Even now, most probably. Good night, dear friend.
Jeff Clare
February 11, 2014
It is indeed very sad news, but for me, not unexpected. I had been in regular touch with Claire following our Class Reunion. Shortly after the Reunion, on a trip to Annapolis to see my parents, Claire and I met at a restaurant out near Dulles where I was arriving since she had a doctor's appointment in Fairfax. Our get together started late and her doctor's appointment was looming, so we decided I would meet her at the doctor's office to continue our catch-up. Turns out it was her oncologist she was seeing. We talked and laughed until the appointment began -- joking that it was the most fun either of us had had in an oncology waiting room. We saw each other a couple more times, renewing a friendship after a hiatus of more than 40 years. I found Claire had lost none of her wit and intelligence, in the face of what was a clearly a long and ultimately losing battle. I spoke to her just before Christmas and she told me she was dying. We said our goodbyes and thanks for the chance to reconnect a friendship. I doubt I will ever forget that conversation. She will be missed very much.
Bill Morrow
February 11, 2014
I see her bright smile as I remember her friendship from years ago. Please ensure that her memorial service is widely publicized.
michael Chamowitz
February 11, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear of Claire's passing. She had a wonderful smile and warm heart.
Della Thorne
February 11, 2014
Claire was such a beautiful and intelligent and classy woman - a wonderful role model as a stepmother and friend. I hope she knew how much I looked up to her and admired her. I'm so terribly sorry she's gone.
Carolyn Harris
February 10, 2014
Claire and I were friends in high school and I took her to her coming out party at Washington Golf & Country Club...gone too soon.
Robert savidge
February 10, 2014
A lovely person who will be missed by those she touched
Paul Brown
February 10, 2014
Claire was a truly wonderful woman with enormous generosity
and an exquisite sense of humor. She brightened the lives of all who knew her. Claire, rest in eternal peace.
christopher harris
February 10, 2014
I am in total and absolute shock over Claire's passing. She was a great friend at Yorktown High School and will be missed by a great many of her numerous friends. Godspeed Claire.
Brag Bowling
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