PHYLLIS UHLER FIGUROWSKI - passed away in Tarpon Springs, FL Monday, June 3, 2002 after a long illness. She was born Oct. 19, 1942 at Doctor's Hospital in Wash., D.C. She attended Ketcham El., Kramer Jr. Hi. and graduated from Anacostia High School in 1960. 

Phyllis worked 38 years for the Immigration and Naturalization Service in D.C., Rome, Italy and Haiti. She retired in Feb. '99 and moved to Tarpon Springs, FL.

                                                                         *
HOMER (SONNY) SMITH - AHS Class of '56 passed away on 4-12-01. He was born in Alabama 7-16-38. An avid golfer and horse racing fan, he was a member of Woodmoore Country Club. Sonny founded H.D. Smith & Co. and was involved with the local building industry for many years.           

                                                                        * 


         OBITUARIES
      AHS STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS
GEORGE MITCHELL DAVID - a graduate of Anacostia High School, former restaurant owner and commercial real estate salesman died July 21, 2002 of liver cancer at his home in Upper Marlboro, MD.

A native of Wash., D.C., he managed the family's Crescent Restaurant in the 60's before serving in the Navy. He was associated with The Three Theives Restaurant in D.C. and Dante's in Oxen Hill, MD. He also operated The Congressional Carry-Out on Capital Hill. He opened The Store Deli in Upper Marlboro in 1978. He managed a tavern and restaurant in the mid 80's before going into the real estate business. He was a member of St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church in Upper Marlboro.


    ​                                                                 *
CORLISS F. KING - a 1961 graduate of AHS passed away at age 59. He was married twice, first to Deborah and second to Garrielle Toddy King. He had a brother, Larry and a sister Kay.
 ​                                                                           *
VIRGINIA THILL PERKINS - Passed away August 3, 2002 from a stroke at age 67.

She retired 8 years ago as Administrative Assistant at Pivot Point International. Ginny was an avid music lover and incredible singer all her life.

​                         *
BARBARA WOLF PETERSON - Passed away in 2003.
                                                                             *
VIRGINIA OGILVY  - (AHS Teacher) passed away in September of 2002. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Lester; 2 children, Margie Franz and David Ogilvy.

                                                                          *
EILEEN KOONTZ - Passed away at her home in Davidsonville, MD on September 26, 2002. She was the spouse of John D. Koontz a former teacher and Principal at Kramer Jr. High and later Principal at Anacostia High School. Survivors include her husband John D. Koontz, son John W. Koontz and daughter Dr. Theresa Noland.

                                                                      *
WILBER LEO EPPARD - Passed away at age 68. He is survived by siblings Everett, Kenneth, Mary, Leonard and John.

                                                                    *
EDWARD W. CHAILLET - Passed away November 18, 2002 at age 82 in Elizabeth City, NC. He was a native of Washington, D.C. and an AHS graduate. He retired from the D.C. Police Departmet in the 70's as a detective seargent. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. He is the receipient of a Bronze Star.

                                                                    *
EDWARD  L. "ED" GATEWOOD - Passed away March 20, 2003 at age 68. He was born in Wash., D.C. and graduated from Anacostia High School in 1953. He majored in History and Political Science, wrote for "The Hatchet" and played on the baseball team while at George Washington Univ. He worked for NSA and for Senator Jeremiah Denton (AL) . He recieved a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. He taught Management courses at Benjamin Franklin Univ. in Wash., D.C. He retired after 40 years of service at NSA.

                                                            *
JOSEPH "JAY" LONG - Passed away on May 12, 2003 after a short hospitalization. Jay graduated from AHS in 1958. He had 3 younger siblings that also attended AHS: Jerry, Jim and Judy. 

                                               ​                                                *
GEORGE W. CHRISTMAN - Passed away June 3, 2003 in Florida at the age of 76. He attended Anacostia High School for 3 years but graduated from Charlotte Hall. His brother, George graduated from AHS in 1943. He was a resident of Clinton, Md and worked for the C&P Telephone Company.
 
                                                         *
RAYMOND FRANCIS SELBY, Jr. - Passed away June 9, 2003. Born 8-26-25, he attended Anacostia High School but left before graduating to serve in the U. S. Navy aboard the USS Pasadena in the Pacific from 1943 to 1946. He boxed while in the Navy and played semi-pro football for the Anacostia Eagles after returning home. Mr Selby was formerly a meat cutter at Captain Kidd's Grocery in Deal, MD where he lived for 43 years.  He is survived by his wife, Mildred Agnes Phillips, a son, Raymond, a daughter Barbara Ann Bell and 4 great-grandchildren.

                                                                *
JOHN D. KOONTZ - Passed away June 3, 2003 at age 86. Mr Koontz graduated from Wilson Teacher's College and received a Master's Degree in Education from George Washington University. He began his career as a teacher at Langley Jr. High and was transferred to Kramer Jr. High as a Physical Education teacher. He became Assistant principal at Kramer Jr. High, Coolidge High School and, Principal at Taft Jr. High and Anacostia High School. He went on to become Deputy Superintendent of D.C. Schools. 

After retiring from the D.C. school system he developed "Harbor Hills", a waterfront community in Davidsonville, MD. His hobby in later years was carving wooden duck decoys.  He was loved and respected by all of the students and staff he came into contact with.

                                                            *
SANDY  (FRYE) DONRUSSELLO - Born April 23, 1944, Sandy passed away March 29, 2001 in Mechanicsville, MD at age 57.  She graduated from Anacostia High School in 1962. Sandy will always be remembered for her sense of humor, smile and a good laugh. She loved family get-togethers where everyone would laugh, joke and have a great time. She loved laughter.

                                                              *
MARIE (PETERSON) JOHNSTON - Passed away January 19, 1996. She was born in MN in 1909. On June 21, 1947, she married F. Kennerson Johnston. Mrs. Johnston taught school for 44 years until her retirement in 1967. 25 of those years were in the D.C. school system. She taught Latin American History at AHS. In 1965 she was given a citation by Dr. Jose Mora, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, for promoting understanding of Latin America. 

The Johnstons moved to Mt. Holly, VA and Mrs. Johnston taught in Warsaw, VA from 1967 to 1975. The Johnstons eventually moved to WI  where she was very active in a variety of activities.
  
                                                                 *
JAMES E. ROBERSON - AHS class of 1948 passed away at INOVA Fairfax Hispital on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 of lung cancer. After graduation he served in the Air Force in the Korean War and from there went into Civil Service. Among other departments, he worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of Commerce. After retiring from government work he went to work for Fairfax County Transportation in the 80's. 
                                                               *
WILLIAM LINDEN, Jr. - AHS Class of 1948, who was a television news producer and director for "CBS Evening News" with Walter Kronkite and Dan Rather, died of ventricular fibrillation on June 5, 2002 at Reston Hospital in VA. Mr. Linden had been with CBS for 20 years when he retired. His work there included producing and directing "Face the Nation", live coverage of the Watergate hearings, national political conventions, President Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford's swearing in as President, the Iran Contra hearings and the Apollo space shots for which he was pool Director for the 3 major networks. After retireing, he was producer and director for PBS of the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A resident of Reston, he was born in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Anacostia high School and Princeton University. In 1953 he began his career in broadcasting  as a stage manager with WTOP television. In 1963 he joined ABC for shows such as "Issues and Answers" and NASA space shots. He was a member of St Paul's and Emmanuel Episcopal churches in D.C. Hobbies included golf, tennis, singing and dancing. 
                       *
 GENEVIEVE  "GENNY" (LYONS) LAWRENCE Genny graduated from AHS in June of 1950 and married  Jefferson Lawrence (AHS '50). She passed away 8-28-96 in Rockville, MD leaving 6 children and 7 grandchildren.



                                                                     *
JAMES McARTHUR - 66, died of cancer November 21, 2003 at his home in Bethesda, MD. After graduating from Anacostia he attended D.C. Teacher's College. He received a master's degree from The University of Oregon. James served in the Army from '55 - '57. He taught math at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School for 35 years. He is survived by his brother, Douglas (also an AHS graduate), his wife, children and grandchildren.
  
                                                                                                       *
LINDA SHANDALOW RUBBIN - AHS class of '56, died of cancer at her home in Silver Spring, MD on November 13, 2003. Born in NY, Linda was raised in Washington, D.C.  After graduating from AHS she attended the University of Maryland for 2 years. She then moved to Hawaii where her husband was stationed. She returned to the D.C. area in 1960 where she raised her family. She was a volunteer with Hadassah and eventually became Vice Pres of marketing with a food broker. In 1990 she worked as a personal shopper with The Hecht store in Bethesda. She is survived by husband Ronald, 4 daughters, a brother and sister and seven grandchildren.

                                                                     *
FREDERICK PAVES -  Passed away April 8, 1966After graduating from AHS in '59, Fred joined the U.S. Marines. He was discharged in 1963. At the time of his death, in an auto accident, he was a hunting guide for a pack guide company. He was single. His twin brother Dan said " It was a tradjic loss, but he left this earth a little better than he found it ".

                                                                    *
JOHNNY BENSON - A 1956 AHS graduate,  Johnny passed away April 8, 1960 due to injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He  was 22 years old.  He had owned his Corvette only a few months before the accident on Old Fort Road in Oxon Hill, MD. Johnny was on the AHS football team and enjoyed weight lifting, hunting and the outdoors. He entered the "Mr. D.C." contest in 1958 and came in second place.  At the time of his death, he was an employee of National Cash Register (NCR) in D.C.  Johnny was the only son. He was survived by his parents Mabel and John C. Benson and 3 sisters, MaryAnna (AHS '48), Janis (AHS '50) and Liz Benson (AHS '58).
 
                                                                *
CLAUDIA 'SUE'  (EDWARDS)  POWERS -  widow of  U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Francis Powers, died at the age of 68 on June 17, 2004 in Las Vegas, NV. Sue graduated from Anacostia High School in 1954.

Mrs. Powers worked for the CIA where she met Gary in 1962 after his release from a Soviet prision. She worked with her son, Gary Francis Powers, Jr., to obtain The Distinguished Flying Cross and the DOD Prisoner of War medals posthumously for her husband.  She also helped her son establish The Cold War Museum, a traveling exhibit that honors Powers, and,was an honorary chairman of The Silent Heroes of The Cold War National Memorial Committee. She had been a resident of Las Vegas since 1994 and a longtime volunteer at its Atomic Testing Museum. She is survived by her son, a daughter from a previous marriage, and 2 grand- children. Gary  Powers, Sr. died  in 1977 when his KNBC-TV news helicopter crashed in Encino, CA

                                                                   *
HOWARD WALTER BELL -  AHS '62, passed away in his sleep the last week of June, 2004 of a heart attack.  He is survived by his son Brian and his daughter Tracy Miller and 2 grandchildren, Hanna and Jacob. He is also survived by his 2 brothers Roger (AHS '60), Kenneth, and his sister Joyce Zager. Howard worked for the I.R.S. since graduating from Ben Franklin College. He resided in Accokeek, MD. He cherished riding his Harley Davidson "Nelly Bell" to places like the Sturgis, SD and Myrtle Beach, SC Bike Week each year.
 
                                                        *
 
 
CHARLES RALPH MORRIS -  An AHS graduate, Charles served in the Army from 1960 to 1962 as a rifleman in The Old Guard, the President's personal honor guard at Fort McNair.

He worked for Safeway for 35 years and then at Murray's Steak Warehouse as a security guard and for P.G. County as a substitute bus attendant.


                                                                                               *
ROBERT L. CHARUHAS  -  AHS '59.  (Robert later changed his last name to Winston
Robert Winston died suddenly at his home in Naples, FL on January 7, 2006. 

He was the President/Owner of First Financial Planners for Seniors in Bonita Springs, FL and a was a charter member of The Bay Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs, FL.

Bobby was active in many charitable organizations and was on the Board of Our Father's Soup Kitchen, as well as a member of The Gideon Society.

                                                                  *
                                                               

RALPH WENTZEL - Ralph graduated from Anacostia High School in 1958. He passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on April 27, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Gaby, 2 children and his brother Arleigh, also an AHS graduate.

                                                                  *
CHARLES "CHIC" LEAPLEY - Chic passed away suddenly the weekend of May 20-21, 2006. He was a trieless worker maintaining  AHS alumni records. 

                                                                    *
THOMAS BUCKNER TUELL - 1958 AHS graduate, passed away at his home in Chicago, IL May 22, 2006 at age 65. Son of Ethel Tuell and brother of the late Lawerence Tuell. Mr Tuell is survived by many cousins, including Betty Durrer of King George, VA and Amanda Fessler of Phoenix, AZ; 5 Godchildren, Jennifer Herren Gatesman, Elizabeth Herren, Paula Tate, Charles Webster and Rowe Webster; and many dear friends. 

Mr. Tuell received his Batchelor of Arts degree from Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA. He served in the U.S. Navy where he reached the rank of Lieutenant JG. He worked for Southern Railways and the Santa Fe Railroad prior to joining Merrill Lynch where he worked for many years, retiring as Executive VP in 1988. He was buried at sea in a private Naval ceremony. Contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

                                                                  *
JERRY BOWMAN - AHS class of 1951, born in 1931, passed away on July 20 2006 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Mary Lee Bowman, 7 children, 11 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren.

                                            *
A. J. LAMB - Assistant Principal and then Principal of AHS in the 50's and 60's passed away at the age of 92 in December of 2006.

​                                                                  *
JOANN  (MARCOPULOS) WRIGHT - On February 3rd, 2007, beloved wife of the late Dennis R. Wright; loving mother of Michelle Aceto (Fiance Daniel Knight); grandmother of Courtney, Anthony and William; sister of Donna, Ted and Bill Marcopulos, daughter-in-law of Mattie J. Wright.

​                                                                    *
LOIS W. ROBEY - Age 76, passed away on January 28, 2006 in Falls Church, VA. She is survived by her daughter Charlene Allport League; son Charles L. Allport (Sandra); two stepdaughters, two stepsons, two grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, three great step-grandchildren; sisters April W. Spruell and Carol Holmes-Manchester; former son-in-law William League. 

                                                                    *
CHARLES WENDELL CURTIS  - Owner of Curtis Brother's Furniture, and the man responsible for The Curtis Brother's Chair, passed away in March of 2007 at age 82.  Full obituary available at  www.washingtonpost.com

​                                                                  *
MILT GRANT -  Washington, D.C. radio and TV personality in the 50's and 60's passed away at his Ft. Lauderdale, FL home in April of 2007 at age 83.
Full obituary available at  www.washingtonpost.com

                      *
IRIS T. RACHE - 76, a former psychologist with the D.C. Department of Corrections who shifted careers in the early 1980's and for 2 decades sold real estate for Weichert Realtors and Long and Foster, died of lung cancer March 10, 2007 at Holy Cross Hospital.

Born in Brooklyn, NY to Russian immigrant parents, Ms Rache spent all but her first 5 years living in the District. She graduated from Anacostia High School in 1948 and attended GW University and American U. where she obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology.

                                                            *




LESLIE J. LUMPKIN - Passed away February 25, 2007 at NOVA hospital at the age of 60. She attended Orr Elememtary, Kramer Jr High and Anacostia High School. She was a Spanish teacher in the PG County School System for a number of years. Leslie is survived by her mother, Frances, her husband of 24 years, Jack Jakubowski, and her son.
 ​                     *
THEODORE BRITTON, JR. - 1949 AHS graduate, recently of McLean, VA, died Sunday July 1, 2007 at Virginia Hospital Center. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Yager Britton; father of Theodore Britton, III, William Fredric Britton and Elizabeth Britton Heath.; brother of Martha Courington. Also survived by 6 grandchildren.

                                                                    *
GEORGE P. WOODBURN, Jr. - A 1940 AHS graduate, George passed away May 13, 1991. He was married in 1946 and had 2 daughters. George served in the Navy as a deep-sea diver during WW II.

                                                                      *
JAMES S. FAULKNER - of Dunkirk, MD passed away October 2, 2007. Jimmy was the catcher on the AHS varsity baseball team graduating in 1949. He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Nutwell), sons David, John and Steven, daughter Rachel Meinhardt, brothers Robert (AHS '51) and Donald, and 8 grandchildren.

                                                                     *
JOE WALKER - passed away November 20, 2007 in Luray, VA. He was a 1958 AHS grad and a retired dectective with The Metropolitan Police Department.

                        *
LINDA LADD HAGENBUSCH - Passed away May 18, 2007 of a heart atack. She was a 1964 AHS grad. Survivors include her husband, son and daughter. Her friends will remember her as a kind, friendly and loving person.

​                                                                    *
RUSSELL A. LOMBARDY - Passed away December 30, 2007 in Longmont CO.  He was 89 years old and a former resident of Clinton, MD.

Mr. Lombardy was teacher, coach and administrator in the D. C.  public schools from 1951 until his retirement in 1977.

An avid golfer,  in retirement he was a weekend starter at Twin Shields golf course in MD. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel, and his second wife, Pearl.

                                                               *    
FRANCES EDWARDS HALE - Passed away September 17, 2008 at age 101. She was born in Edwardsville, VA to the late John and Maude Edwards. She was preceded in death by her husband Oswald K. Hale, Jr. She is survived by her son, Oswald K. Hale, III (Mary) of Richmond, VA and  daughter, Katheryne Hale West (Ralph) of Arlington, VA; neices and nephews, 5 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren.

She graduated from Mary Washington University and taught math and science for 43 years, 33 at Kramer Jr. High and 10 years at Stephen Deccatur Jr. High in Prince Georges County. She was a member of Ryland Methodist Church in D.C. and Boulevard Methodist Church in Richmond, VA. She was a member of ADK Educational Sorority.

                                                                    *


JIMMY DOUGLAS - 1948 Graduate of AnacostiaHigh School passed away September 18, 2008. He lived in Rockville, MD. He is survived by his wife Pat, sons James, John and David and 6 grandaughters.

​                      *
MARY (GUTHRIE) SYLVIA - Died at the age of 63 of natural causes on October 14, 2008 at a hospice facility in The Villages, FL. Mary touched countless lives as a beautician for over 30 years. She was born Novenber 10, 1944 and raised in Anacostia in Southeast, D.C. Mary was a 1963 graduate of Anacostia High School. She lived in the Washington area for over 60 years. She is survived by her husband, Edward; her son and daughter-in-law Brett and Jenny Ayers; 2 grandchildren, Matthew and Jadon. She was the second youngest of 7 children. Her siblings are Dewey and Ann Guthrie, Ben and Betty Guthrie, Peggy and Fred Foster, Barbara and Bob Taylor, Billy and Susanne Guthrie, Dixie Guthrie and Mark Trusheim.  

​                      *
THOMAS VICTOR FULLER -  Passed away March 9, 2009 at his home in Forest, VA. Tommy was a 1959 Anacostia graduate. He was the son of  Charles and Virginia (Tulley) Fuller and  was the loving husband of the late Gloria Kirby Fuller for 32 years.

Tommy graduated from GW University where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a retired pharmacist with Kroger.

He was a lover of nature, bird watching, golf and astronomy and was devoted to the Blackwater Creek Trail where he enjoyed running and walking with friends.

                                                                  *
NANCY ANN FRESEN WHITNEY RICE Passed away March 11, 2008. She was a 1948 AHS graduate. She is survived  by her husband of 17 years Greg Rice; 3 sons and 1 daughter ; 2 step daughters and 8 grandchildren.

​                                                                     *
LEONARD WAYNE STEVENS - Passed away March 26, 2009 at Hospice of the Chesapeake Mandarin House in Harwood, MD of a brain tumor. He was a 1958 AHS graduate.

Wayne learned the printing trade from teacher and mentor A. J. Lamb at AHS. He was a well respected printer in the D.C. area, retiring in 2006. He loved spending time with family and friends and looked forward to them visiting him at his home in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. 

                                                                   *
JACK NIMITZ - Jazz baritone sax player who played in the Woody Herman and Stan Kenton big bands passed away June 16, 2009. Jack was a 1948 AHS graduate.

He began playing clarinet at an early age and alto sax at age 14. He performed professionally at The Howard Theater while still a teenager.

Jack fell in love with the baritone sax and bought his first one at age 20 and 3 years later was playing baritone in Woody Herman's band. Through the 50's he played with Herman, Stan Kenton and Herbie Mann.    

                                                                    


JOHN "BUCK" BUCKLEY - Passed away in July of 2009. Although he was not an AHS grad, many AHS boys from the Congress Heights area will remember him as a football coach in the 50's. 

​                                                                    *
LORRAINE M. (JOURDANT) PROHASKA - Passed away August 11, 2009. She was a 1950 AHS graduate. Beloved wife of the late Laddie Prohaska. Mother of Laddie, Jr., (Pattie), Cheryl, David (Debbie), Timothy, Matthew (Bonni Goeddel) ProhaskaRobin (Ross) Juergens. Sister of Charles Jourdant, AHS class or 1949, Kenneth, Robert and the late Steven Talbert. Sister-in-law of Charlotte (Prohaska) Swingle, AHS class of '48,

                                                                 *        
MEL WHITE - Anacostia High School class of 1948 passed away November 17, 2009 at the Berlin Nursing Center, MD. 

Mel was retired from Washington Gas and Light Co.
                                                            *
PATRICIA ANNE (FAIRCLOTH) FREESE - Anacostia High School class of 1958, passed away on December 14, 2009 at her home in Layton, Utah. Born July 7, 1940 in Washington, D.C., she was a founding member of the Debs Sorority from which she made many lifelong friends. Pat retired in 1995 after 23 years of Federal Civillian Service.
​                                                            *
THELMA ALTEMUS -  A 1943 Anacostia High School grad, passed away on April 4, 2010.

​                                                                *
BETTY (ATTEBERRY) THORNE - A 1948 Anacostia High School grad, passed away on April 16, 2010.

​                                                            *
CARL ELLIS ROSS, JR. - A 1949  Anacostia High School grad, passed away April 1, 2010. Carl was a pitcher on the Indians baseball team. He served 2 years in the Army and worked as a pressman for the Department of Defence Printing until retirement.

                                                             *
LOIS LOLITA (SMITH) GALE -  A 1959 Anacostia High School Graduate, Lois passed away on January 3, 2010.  Her daughter, Donna, describes her mother as "a woman of God, integrity, wisdom, joy, peace, humbleness and lots of love". Classmates are thankful that we got to see her one more time when she was able to attend her 50th class reunion in 2009.

                                                              *

FRANK H. DeCOLA - Passed away September 20, 2004 at age 63. Husband of Kathryn; father of AmyClaire Pierce and Daniella DeCola; brother of Charles DeCola and the late Michael DeCola; Son of the late Humphrey F. and Dorothy DeCola of Washington, D.C. See Washington Post Obits 9-23-04

                                                              *
CLAUDIA "SUE" POWERS - 1954 graduate of AHS, Mrs. Powers passed away June 17, 2004 in Las Vegas, NV at age 68.

She was the husband of Francis Gary Powers, a U-2 pilot who was shot down over The Soviet Union  on May 1, 1960. 

With her son, Francis Gary Powers, Jr., she helped establish the Cold War Museum, a traveling exhibit that honors her husband. She was honorary chairman of the Silent Heroes of the Cold War National Monument Committee.

                                                                             *
DAVID EDWARD GRAGAN, (Lt. Col. USMC retired) - Passed away June 7, 2010. David was born July 12, 1928 to the late Arthur and Ruth Gragan. He graduated from AHS in 1946. He was a 30 year veteran of the Marine Corps, serving in both Korea and Vietnam. He received a BA and a Masters from the Univ. of Pittsburgh. After retiring from the Corps he was a counselor for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in Washington, PA for 20 years. Devoted husband of Mary Ann (Sheilds) Gragan for 59 years.

                                                               *
GERALD "JERRY" DROZE - Passed away Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 at age 69. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Faye (Penniger) Droze and the late Haywood Droze. Jerry graduated from Anacostia High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was married to Elizabeth (Shade) Droze for 39 years. He was in law enforcement for 23 years and was a retired Special Agent for the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Bureau.

Jerry was Vice President of the Enforcers Motorcycle Club, active in Shop with a Cop, Toys for Tots, Shawn Blanton Law Enforcement Memorial Ride, and various other rides to benefit vetrans, law enforcement and our community.


                                                                     *                                           
NANCY VIRGINIA (HARRISON) DeSTEFANO - A 1950 graduate of Anacostia High School, and 50 year resident of Annapolis, died at her home January 9, 2008 at age 75, after a two year illness.

Nancy graduated from the University of Maryland in 1954 with a BA from the College of Home Economics. She was a volunteer at the Hospice of the Chesapeake's "Chesapeake Treasures" resale store for years. Nancy was a longtime member of St. John's Church in Severna Park, MD. She enjoyed traveling, going to the theater, doing needlework and attending her grandchildren's sporting events.

                                                            *
EVA (CARRASCO) KRAFT - A 1961 AHS graduate, passed away on September 10, 2010 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Born August 31, 1943 , in New York, NY, she was the daughter of Arcenio Carrasco and Sylvia Mahlberg.

Mrs. Kraft was a Human Resources Manager with the Department of Defense for 30 years.

​                                                            *
MARY LINDA (MATHIESON) McGRATH - Mary passed away on April 14, 2010 in Topeka, KS. She was a 1961 AHS graduate, born in Wash., D.C. to Elwood Franklin and Bertha French Lonas Mathieson. She had lived in the Denison/Holton, KS community since 1989 and in Topeka, KS from 1979-1989. She married James R. McGrath in 1961 in Wash., D.C., they later divorced. 
                                                                *     
ROBERT FAULKNER -  Bob passed away July 17, 2011 from prostate cancer. He was a 1951 AHS graduate.

​                         *
DAVID H. RISHEAR, Captain, U.S.A.F. - Passed away in 1968. David was in the 1961 AHS class but was accepted by the Air Force Academy a year early. He was the youngest graduate in his Academy class. He became a pilot and in 1968, at age 25, with the rank of Captain he was flying the C-130 Hercules in Viet Nam. He completed his 12 month tour of duty and, while on a volunteer 2 month extension, his aircraft crashed during a landing attempt under hostile fire. He was killed in the crash. David is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

                                                            * 
MICHAEL C. DASH, Pvt, U.S. Army - Passed away in 1961. He was a 1961 AHS graduate. Sadly, Michael never made it to basic training. He was killed in the crash of an Imperial Airlines charter flight taking recruits to Columbia, SC. The crash was later determined to be caused by "crew error".

Michael is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
                                                           *
WESLEY B. DUERR, Lt. (j.g.) U.S. Navy - Wesley was a 1961 AHS graduate. He was an Instructor Pilot in the Navy F9 Cougar. Wesley died June 25, 1970 when the jet he and a student were flying lost power and crashed 2 miles short of the runway at Kelly AFB, Texas.
                                               
​                                                          *
MICHAEL FRANCIS LYNCH - Mike was a 1963 AHS graduate. He passed away August 7, 2011. He was the father of Michael, Julie Ann and the late Sherri lynch. Mike had 3 grandchildren, Michael, Sean and John. He is survived by his brother Maurice and sister Rosemary (Songco). Mike was a GSA employee.

 ​                                                                 *

JAMES J. MANION, Jr. - passed on October 10, 2011 at home in Ft. Washington, MD after a brief illness. He was a 1953 AHS graduate. Born in Barberton, OH but raised in Wash, D.C., he served in th U.S. Army from '54 to '56 and graduated from MD Univ. in 1960 while working for D.C. Dept. of Parks and Rec., Safeway and the the Washington Senators at Griffith Stadium. Upon graduation, he joined the Dept. of Commerce where he received many honors and awards. He retired January 2, 1993 after 38 years of service. He was an avid fan and member of the MD Univ. Terrapin Club for over 25 years.   

​                                                                                                  *

ROBERT B. MORRIS - Passed October 15, 2011 at the age of 80 in Green Springs, FL. Survivors include his wife of 53 years Florence M. Morris of Chester, MD, his brother Claude, sons Thomas, John and Christopher, daughter Carolyn Dillon, 12 grandchildren 1 great-grandchild. 


​                                                                     *
LAWERENCE R. "LARRY" NOLAN - Passed away December 1, 2011 at his home in Joplin, MO. He was born August 8, 1940 in Washington, D.C. and was a 1959 Anacostia graduate. He was chosen MVP of the baseball team. He graduated from High Point U, NC. in 1963. He worked at UNC while earning his Master's in PE. He taught Social Studies and coached baseball at Herndon, VA High School. He joined the FBI and worked out of the Joplin, MO office for 30 years. After retireing, he earned another Master's in School Counseling. He was very involved in coaching sports and worked with many charitable organizations. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Marilyn, who he married in Joplin, MO in 1970.    
                         *
PAUL RATCLIFFE -  Passed away February 25, 2012 at his home in La Plata, MD. He was a 1956 AHS graduate and a member of The Hilary Club of Washington. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carole,  daughter Tina , son Paul, and 5 grandchildren.

​                                                                                 *

RONALD BARRY KNODE - Passed away at age 66 May 31, 2012 as the result of stroke related injuries. He was a 1964 AHS graduate. Ronald graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1968 and received his masters from the Naval Post Graduate School. He served 7 years in the Navy. He married Judith Herriman in 1968. His career included stints with NSA and CSC. 
Ronald was an adjunct professor at Towson University. He was an avid tennis player and later, golfer. 

                                                                                *
MARY ANN (BURGESS) ADAMS - of Winfield, MD, AHS class of 1948, died May 31, 2006. Mary and her family moved to D.C. in 1944 where she attended Kramer Jr. High graduating in the class of 1945. She married Sylvester "Dutch" Adams on June 8, 1950. Mary graduated from Strayer Business College and worked for the State Department and The Library of Congress for 33 years. She is survived by her husband Dutch Adams (AHS Class of 1945), her son Dr. Robert Adams and 8 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by daughters Linda and Nancy and a grandson.

                                                                               *
CAROL (ALVEY) FONES - of Manassas, VA, AHS Class of 1961, passed away on June 23, 2012. Born in Washington, D.C., October 17 1943, she resided in Manassas with her husband of 49 years William F. Fones. She is survived by her son William F. Fones, Jr, duaghters Melanie and Mary Catherine (Cathy) and sisters Constance (Alvey) Fitzsimmons and Shirley (Alvey) Norfolk.

                     *
HENRY RUBY - AHS Class of 1955 grew up in Anacostia at 1715 14th St. He had 2 brothers, George and Charles and a sister DeLena. Henry married his high school sweetheart, one of the Seaton twins, AHS Class of 1960. They attended many of the reunions at Deale and Cedarville State Park. They are both together now in Cedar Hill.

                                                                      *
MARSHA (WEED) BALL - AHS Class of 1958. Born 11-19-40, she passed in Durham, NC on June 24, 2012. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Marsha and Donnie moved to Durham, NC in 1979. She was a generous wife and mother and always had a story to share. She was in real estate in the Durham area. She was passionate about her hobbies including homemade marshmallows, toffee, candies, cookies, pies, "Doll Cakes", chocolate stuff and jellies and jams. She mailed hundreds of "Cakes in a jar" to service personnel overseas. She is survived by daughter Kathleen, sons Michael and Donald. Her husband, Donald Thomas Ball, preceded her in death.                                                             
                                                                  *
LYNWOOD "LINDY" MASON - Born in Washington, D.C. and attended Orr and Anacostia High School. He joined the Navy in 1946 and the Air Force in 1949. In 1950 he completed pilot training and soon after flew combat missions in Korea for 3 years. In 1959 he was assigned to the satellite recovery ssquadron flying C-119's and C-130's out of Hawaii. After retireiing from the USAF as a Major, he flew for NASA for 14 years. Among his duties was flying the astronauts from Patrick AFB in FL to Wash., D.C. when they returned from the moon. Lindy married Patricia Burgess (AHS '46). He died at his home in Melbourne, FL on December 26, 2006.
 
                           *
CLIFFORD L. NETHERTON -  Coach and P.E. teacher at AHS for 15 years passed away December 5, 2010 at his home in Great Falls, MD at age 100. He was born on a farm in For County IL and graduated from IL State University. He served 2 years in the Navy during WW II. He subsequently earned a Masters from IL state.

He taught in Il and at Wodrow Wilson HS before coming the AHS. He coached track, baseball and tennis leading the AHS baseball team to City Championships in '55, '56 and '58. After working in D.C. schools he became Chair of the P.E. Department at Northern Virginia Community College untill he retired in 1972.

His outside interests included angling and he often taught classes in schools and Scouting groups on how to fish. 

He is a former member of the American Casting Association and helped found The International Casting Sport Federation. He helped gain recognition for the sport of casting for The International Olympic Committee in the mid 50's. He was elected to the American Casting Association Hall of Fame in 1973 and is the author of several books on fishing and casting.
​                                                          *


If you have information that you would like to see posted on this page please  CLICK HERE
JUDITH ANN (McCAULIFFE) BALDWIN  -  1959 AHS graduate passed away on May 14, 2013.                                                              
ELAINE MARGARETTA KILBOURNE - Mrs Elaine Kilbourne was a teacher, club sponsor, and adviser to many AHS students from 1948 to 1970. She passed away June 14, 2014 at age 91. 
                                                                    *         
Major Jack T. Stewart, USA - On March 24, 1967,  then Green Beret Captian Jack Stewart was killed in action and went missing in Viet Nam. On April 22, 2009 he was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. Accepting the medal on his behalf were Diane Hasner, Stewart's former wife, son Troy Stewart, daughter Karen Kelly, sister Barbara Stewart Pratt and his cousin Kermit Stewart. Jack was the son of Kermit Stewart, long time football coach at AHS.

                                                                        
DON "SPLASH" HOLCOMBE - A 1963 AHS grad, passed away on January 2, 2018. Don served in the U.S. Army, worked for the D.C. Highway Department, worked at several liquor stores, Pohanka Oldsmobile, U.S. House of Representatives and the Census Bureau. He formed the "Challenger" baseball  program for players with disabilities for Coles Little League. He coached soccer teams for both his sons and wrote a weekly column for the Potomac News. He played in the DC Magnatones, The NoWhere Men, The Second Coming and the Kingsley Winter Band. He is survived by his wife Ginny, sons Don, Jr. and Dustin, daughter-in-law Michelle, granddaughter Hadley grace, sister Anne and brother Charles. 

                                                                                    *
​MALCOLM EDWARD LAWRENCE, JR. -  A 1950 AHS graduate, passed away on October 11, 2009. Edward grew up on Ft. Davis St. S.E.  He enjoyed nature, country music, bluegrass music, gardening and food. He was curious about history and the culture of this country. He took his children on many trips throughout the United States in a powder blue Ford Falcon, focusing on National Forests and Parks.

KAREN (DIXON) FULLER  -  Passed away July 4th 2019 at her home in Trippe Creek, MD. She was a 1960 AHS graduate. She received a teaching degree from GW University and taught briefly in the D.C. schools. She worked on Capital Hill as White House Staff for all 8 years of Ronald  Regan's tenure as President.  She was active in her community serving on the board of the Museum of Women and the Arts, the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the Smithsonian Women's Committee. Karen loved people, making and keeping friends throughout her life. She is survived by husband Craig, 2 step sisters and 4 step brothers.

                                                                                 *
HORACE RANDOLPH HAWKINS Jr - Randy Hawkins of Montross, VA passed away Friday Oct. 5, 2018. Born Sept. 20, 1944 and raised in SE D.C.  He served 6 years in the US Army. He had a love for his country and touched many lives throughout his life time. He was predeceased by his wife Jeanne Marie (Candido) Hawkins. He is survived by nieces, a nephew and many loving friends.

                                                                              *   
J.W. "Jimmy" Plumb- of Myrtle Beach, NC passed December 28th 2017. Jimmy was born in Washington D.C. During his lifetime he was a policeman with Metropolitan P.D., owned a grocery store, deli, gas station and liquor store. He was also a manager at a busy Maryland night club. His hobbies were boating and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. In 1994 he moved to Myrtle Beach, NC and became a licensed building contractor and enjoyed golfing and riding his motorcycle. He easily made friends and lived life to the fullest


                                                                *
​BILL FRASER - AHS class of '59 passed away on 12-31-19 surrounded by family and his wife, "Twig" Fraser (AHS '60). Bill worked at Harry Diamond Labs for DOD his entire career and after retirement until he became sick.

                                                                      *
DEAN KNUDSEN -  1954 AHS graduate, passed away January 2, 2020 in Detroit Lakes, MN.                                                                              *