Howard W. Solomon of Bar Harbor and Bethesda, Md., laid down his gavel for the last time Sept. 27 at the age of 91. A retired federal arbitrator and mediator, Solomon was known as thoughtful and fair,. bringing a warm smile into day-to-day life. Unafraid to defy convention, Solomon could...
Robert Ellis Denhardt of Fairfax, VA, passed away peacefully at his home on Sept. 26, 2022. Bob was born Aug. 29, 1937, the eldest of three children – and the eldest of what would become 28 first cousins – in the rural farming town of Jefferson. After graduating from high school in 1955, he found work with the Jefferson Telephone Company, a job that ignited his passion for telephony. Unable to leverage his enlistment in the National Guard toward telephony education, he enlisted in the U.S. Army’s Signal Corps where he was assigned to duty in Tokyo for three years. Discharged as a Staff Sergeant, he began civilian life working for engineering firms in San Francisco, then Chicago, then D.C., then back to Chicago all while traveling the globe for work. His projects took him to Bolivia, Nigeria, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. Work finally brought him to the DC area where he would meet his future wife, Irene, and where they would start their own telecom company, Diversified Products, Inc. in 1981. The pair worked together for 30 years. Bob loved his work. The thing that brought him the most pride and satisfaction was knowing that he directly impacted the lives of deployed soldiers at the front line.
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Charlotte Slaney-Lewis, 85, passed away on September 23. Charlotte was born in Memphis, Texas on November 11, 1936 to Chrystal and Lesley Calhoun. A military family, they were stationed as far away as Otsu, Japan and Fairbanks, Alaska. In Fairbanks she married her...
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December 12, 1929 – September 30, 2022. Margaret Hubbard Townsend, 92, of Chevy Chase, MD, passed away on September 30, 2022 at Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights with her family by her side. Margaret, affectionately known by her nickname “Marky,” was born on December 12, 1929 in Clinton, NC, to Grace Kathleen (Finley) Hubbard and James Linwood Hubbard.