Obituaries - Washington D.C.

Julius “Lester” Sturdivant, 85

Julius Sturdivant was born on Nov. 15, 1925, in Wadesboro, N.C. He was the eldest child of the late Lester William Sturdivant and Ethel Robinson Sturdivant. Affectionately called “Lester” by family and friends, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease several...

George E. Keith, 92

George Edward Keith was born Jan. 25, 1919, to Charlie and Daisy Moone Keith in Canton, Ga. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of March 2. He was the oldest of nin children. George lived...

Alice Johnson, 79

Alice Perry Johnson was born Sept. 5, 1931, in Newark, N.J. She passed away Feb. 26 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md. Alice was orphaned at an early age and along with her two older sisters, Hazel and...

Elaine B. Washington, 46

Elaine Barbara Washington was born Sept. 22, 1964, to the late James Hargrove and Elizabeth Barber. She grew up in the community of Westphalia Estates in Upper Marlboro, Md., and attended Prince George’s County public schools. She also attended...

Berdie O. Odom, 85

Berdie Onez Odom was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Florence County, S.C., to the late Ola and Janie McWhite. She attended Florence County public schools and graduated from Wilson High School in 1945. She came to Christ at a...

Ralph B. Thomas Jr., 28

Ralph Bernard Thomas Jr., aka “BJ” and also known to many as “Sleepie,” the son of Ralph Bernard Thomas Sr. and Rosetta Dolorse Thomas, died Feb. 13. Ralph was born Dec. 7, 1982, at Prince George’s Hospital. He graduated...

Otto Ungar, 84

Otto Ungar, 84, died Jan. 1 in Washington, D.C. He was born Feb. 27, 1927, to the late Gertrude and Herman Ungar in Vienna, Austria. His parents divorced before he departed for America. His father, stepmother, brother and sister...

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