We remember our friends and classmates lost too soon. They are missed. We honored them as part of our Reunion Event on Saturday evening, May 14, at Normandie Farm with this tribute video:
If a friend is deceased and not included here, please Add a Memorial below providing the name with graduation name as appropriate. If we've mistakenly listed someone here, we apologize for the error and will make corrections as soon as reunion organizers are informed.
Please note that Thomas J. Oakley was mistakenly listed here, and has personally notified us that he is alive and well.
Walt and I played a lot of golf together in '65 and '66. We were on the golf team together, and he was really good. He was runner-up in the Maryland state junior and was club champion at Bethesda Country Club. He also qualified for the United States Golf Assn national junior championship, something I was never able to do. He and I went head to head twice in the Bethesda CC junior championship, and it was only luck that I got the better of him. As I recall, he went to Georgia Tech, but lost track of him after high school.
From Jay Terry on January 28th, 2016
I grew up with Walter and his older brother Jacky from 4th grade through High School. He was the only person I stayed in touch with from WJ. We used to get together every Christmas when we were visiting home.
I was a Pallbearer at his funeral. A very sad experiance. I think of him often, especially around Chrismas when I imagine how we would be catching up on our lives and our families.
Rick Barse, the founder, leader, composer and keyboardist of the very first
Washington, DC area progressive rock band, GRITS, died on Sunday, January
21st. 2001. He had cancer.
While not very well known outside of DC, even now, due to the fact that the
band never released any recordings during the band's 10 year lifespan
(1970-80), Grits was tremendously popular locally during the early to mid
1970s, and actually earned a living (meagre as it was) as musicians. This
despite the fact that to *earn* that living, they mostly played at bars &
nightclubs - yet were somehow able to transcend the fact that they played all
original music of EXTREMELY high musical quality and sophistication. They
played wonderful music - and people actually listened and responded to them!
If not for the inspiration provided by the music of Grits and The Muffins
(whose leader, Dave Newhouse, has gone on record that Rick's work with Grits
were a tremendous source of inspiration to him), I would not be here in my
office typing these words. There would be no Cuneiform Records and no Wayside
I didn't know Rick particularly well - when I began to gently pester him in
the mid 80's about the possibility of releasing some of the old Grits
material on Cuneiform, he *might* have recognized me as "that kid who was
often in the audience, staring with his mouth open in disbelief"! When he
finally *did* allow me to release some of the material, I got to know him a
little better, but he was always rather a private person to me - I think that
even though he was rightfully proud of his musical work, the pain of all
those years of struggle never left him, and he was of two minds about their
release: both extremely proud that they *finally* came out, but still pained
by the years of work that were ultimately for naught - at least as far as a
"career" inelt I owed Rick's memory and inspiration these few moments.
David Martin Baughan died peacefully after a long battle with cancer on December 9, 2012. He was born to Robert and Eleanor Baughan in Chelsea, Massachusetts on February 13, 1949. A graduate of Harvard University, he served two years in the Navy before going to West Virginia Medical School to become a family practice physician. He practiced in various locations until he finally settled in Olympia and joined the Group Health Cooperative. An advocate for health care reform, he appeared on local television programs to represent that cause.
In addition to his practice of medicine, his life-long passion was writing and acting. He was active in drama from high school through college and most recently wrote, directed, and acted in the play The Basketweaver, performed by the Olympia Little Theater in February of 2011. David was also an avid hiker and camper. He was most at home when he could be out in nature with his partner, Kelly Gallemore.
David is survived by his parents; his son, Jeremie; his daughter, Bristol; his partner, Kelly, and his brothers, George and Tom.
David's life will be celebrated with a memorial service on Saturday, February 16 at 11 a.m. at Church of the Redeemer, 145 W. Springfield Rd. in Springfield, PA 19064. There will be a luncheon immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Olympia Little Theater, 1925 Miller Avenue NE, Olympia, WA 98506 or the Harlequin Theater, 202 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501.
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JILL BLOMQUIST FILIPCZYK (Age 65) On Tuesday, July 2, 2013, Jill Elizabeth Blomquist Filipczyk of Chevy Chase, MD, passed away peacefully in Washington, DC. She was the beloved wife of 41 years of Boleslaw C. Filipczyk, Jr.; dear mother of Kathleen Jane Filipczyk Howard of Rockville, MD; mother-in-law of Stephen Thomas Howard; devoted grandmother of Hannah Patricia Howard and Heidi Cecilia Howard; sister of C. William Blomquist of Potomac, MD, Jack Blomquist, formerly of Frederick, MD and Jane Blomquist Shell of Washington, DC. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Jill's name. Published in The Washington Post on July 7, 2013 Here is a link to the wj1966 website to see the picture of Jill in 1966.... http://www.wj1966.com/Yearbook%20A-E.htm
BRIMMER ALLEN JAY BRIMMER Unexpectedly, on Sunday, May 16, 2010, DR. ALLEN JAY BRIMMER of Chevy Chase, Maryland passed away. Beloved husband of Margott Thorne, father of Charles (Amy), Dawn and Nicole Brimmer, grandfather of Abigail Brimmer, son of the late Donald and Ethel Brimmer, brother of Robert (Janice) Brimmer, Patti (Brian) FitzGerald and Donna (Michael) Thewes. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pumphrey''s Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 22 at the Bethesda Friends Meeting, on the campus of Sidwell Friends Lower School located at 5100 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box
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Allen J. Brimmer, 62, a primary care doctor with Kaiser Permanente in the
Washington area, died May 16  at a hospital in Cambridge, Mass., after
a heart attack. He was a Chevy Chase resident.
Dr. Brimmer had been practicing in the Washington area since 1995. Before
that he'd been overseeing reproductive health projects in Tanzania for the
U.S. Agency for International Development.
He'd previously served as a clinical physician with the Barbados Health
Ministry and as a public health adviser in the Caribbean island nation of
Grenada. Before going overseas, Dr. Brimmer worked as a family physician in
the 1980s with Kaiser Permanente in the Washington area.
Allen Jay Brimmer, a native Washingtonian, was a 1966 graduate of Walter
Johnson High School in Bethesda. He received a bachelor's degree from the
University of Chicago in 1970 and a medical degree from the University of
Illinois in Chicago in 1976. He received a master's degree in public health
from Johns Hopkins University in 1986.
His marriage to Dolores Koenig ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife Margott Thorne of Chevy Chase; a son from his
first marriage, Charles Brimmer of Waukesha, Wis.; two daughters from his
second marriage, Dawn Brimmer and Nicole Brimmer, both of Chevy Chase; a
brother, Robert Brimmer of Elkton, Md.; two sisters, Patti FitzGerald of
Potomac and Donna Thewes of Laurel; and a granddaughter.
very sad to hear of Allen's passing. He had to have been the smartest math whiz at WJHS while I was there. If anyone knows where he went to college & got either his PhD or MD, and what his work profession was, please let us know. Thanks
From Arlene Scott on April 13th, 2016
I first met Allen at Parkwood Elementary School. We all played together with all the Parkwood kids. He was such a smart guy. I am not surprised he became a physician and worked with underdeveloped nations. Certainly in keeping with his personality. My thoughts and prayers to his family on their loss of a valuable human being.
At WJ we had such fun! In class, we were known as The Deadbeats. Recall the time in Mrs. Elizabeth Hall's class ( "E.Hall" as we called her), when we took down the Shakespeare postcards off her bulletin board display and mailed them to her! How bad we were back then!You are missed dear friend.
Always, Scotty (Arlene Scott)
LINDA D. (nee Del Vecchio) age 61, died of complications from Scleroderma on April 7, 2010. Born in Hot Springs, AR. Linda grew up in Bethesda, MD and lived much of her adult life in Charleston, SC. Since 1996, she has been a resident of Media, PA with her husband Bob. In addition to Robert M. Galbraith, Linda is remembered and celebrated by 3 daughters and a son-in-law Bryn (Owen) Richard and Michael Richard, Sarah Galbraith and Hadley Owen, as well as an extensive network of friends and family for whom she cared dearly. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Sat. April 24th at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware Co., 145 West Rose Tree Rd., Media, PA. In lieu of flowers, Linda's family requests
that donations be made in her name to the Scleroderma Foundation (www.scleroderma.org)
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Suzanne was a successful business owner of a Gourmet Shop and catered in St. John USVI for years. She had a son and a daughter by marriage to John Corsilia. Following a divorce, Suzanne and her children moved to Jupiter, FL. When she passed away, she was working for JG Associates in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. representing the Better Business Bureau. She is survived by her mother Ruth Dion, two sisters Janeanne and Colette and brother, Alfred. Her sister Michelle and former husband John Corsilia are also deceased.
<span style=""font-family:" arial;="" font-size:="" 13px;="" background-color:="" rgb(255,="" 255,="" 255);"="">Mr. Donald Buchan Eberlin, 66 of Leesburg, Virginia died on Monday, June 23, 2014, in Leesburg, Virginia. Born November 8, 1947 in Washington, DC. The family received friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Loudoun Funeral Chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, Virginia. Interment will be held privately at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.loudounfuneralchapel.com
Mary Lee was a terrific dancer, and I got to know her pretty well from 7th and 8th grade cotillion held every week in the (DAR?) lodge at the corner of Greentree Road and Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda. She was fun to be with, and it's sad she's no longer with us.
From Richard Browning on October 25th, 2017
I was married to Mary Lee for seventeen years and had two lovely daughters with her. She was a wonderful mother and wife and we were all very happy up to her sudden death from a heart attack in 1985. We still miss her.
Jon Lewis Hunter, age 63, of Bethesda, MD, died on March 8, 2012 of stroke complications. He was the loving son of Thomas William Hunter, who predeceased him on April 18, 1979, and is now survived by his beloved and precious mother, Henrietta H. Hunter and his sister, Barbara Hunter Woltman, both of Bethesda, MD, as well as one nephew, Thomas Edward Woltman of Ohio, who was his great pride and joy. He also leaves many cousins.
Services will be held at JOSEPH GAWLER'S SONS, 5130 Wisconsin Ave. and Harrison St., NW, Washington, DC, on Sunday, March 11 at 4:30 p.m., with a memorial gathering from 3:30 p.m. until service time at 4:30 p.m. Interment Parklawn Memorial Park, Rockville, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jon's favorite charities, the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society.
William Huntley WILLIAM HUNTLEY William (Bill) Huntley, 62, of Harleysville, passed away unexpectedly August 23, 2011 in South Carolina. Born in New York City, he was the son of Charles L Huntley and the late Marion (Cloonan) Huntley. Bill graduated from the University of Maryland then worked at Geico for 28 years. He loved sailing, the beach, golf, the Beatles and all things "doo wop". He was loved by all for his unending caring, generosity and especially for his quirky sense of humor. The general consensus among his many friends is that "we are all better people for having known him". In addition to his father, Bill is survived by his sons, Matthew and Ross and sisters, Joan Cook and Jean Myers. On Saturday September 3, relatives and friends are invited to Corpus Christi Church, 900 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale from 9:30 to 11AM for visitation followed by an 11AM Mass.
What a loss! As everyone knows, Danny was a truly great guy and an awesome athlete. His death hurt. I vividly remember his passing being mentioned at our 20th reunion, and the reaction from everyone was audible shock. He and Bruce Baker, who has also passed, were on our 1963 North Bethesda Junior High basketball team that went undefeated and won the Montgomery County championship. Thanks to Les Guthman's dad, who won the Pulitzer Prize in the 50s for national reporting and was then the press secretary to Robert Kennedy, our team got an hour with RFK in his office as Attorney General in the spring of '63 and a tour of the FBI building. Our session with RFK was immortalized in a photo that I and many of us on the team cherish and which was published several years ago by the Falls Church News Press after the movie Bobbie was released.
From Bill Kolius on February 17th, 2016
I did not have a chance to play on the 1963 championship team but I did play with Danny and the rest of the guys on the 1961 and 1962 basketball team. I moved on to Walt Whitman in the 9th grade but Danny was a great athlete and a great guy. Proud to have known him and the rest of guys who I followed thru high school.
From Dana Al-e-jalil(Kletzker) on December 12th, 2015
Lynn, I've looked on-line for you hoping that you'd still be there. You were the only friend from school that I kept close to me. I'll miss you, girl. You were one of a kind; sweet, opptomistic, and a little crazy. I'll always remember you with love and thanks for being my best friend. Love, Dana
Our friendship was elementary. Linda lived one block over on Glenridge Street in Kensington. We went to different schools, but Linda would come around periodically as I was part of a large family and she enjoyed the constant activity.
In ninth grade we both attended Kensington Junior High which is no longer on the map. KJH was, at the time, a feeder school to Walter Johnson.
Between friends cultivated in Kensington, and then expanded at WJ, we were part of a very amazing group. Therefore, our desire was to be truly elite - not that we were - but we wanted to be - so when the time was right, we all were searching for a name.
Linda's claim to fame (in high school) was her colligate dictionary search for the name of our group. She found it! And, to this very day, the Esoterics are united in friendships. We breathe life into one another as we meet again, and leave again, and move on in the destination of our lives, give thanks with a grateful heart. This life is a gift, and I was called to visit Linda when she was in hospice. I shared with her the gift of God, our Savior, Jesus Christ.
From Dana Al-e-jalil(Kletzker) on December 12th, 2015
Martha was a good friend. What an arm she had from center field. We had a great time the weekend of senior prom when she and her date and me and my future husband went to the beach together. I'll remember you, Martha. Dana
Of Washington, DC, passed away on February 10, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Alan H. Darby; her daughter, Kelly Day; her mother, Beall Comstock; her grandchildren, Logan Large and Jordan Day; her sisters, Mary Joyce Rinehart, Susan Brown, Barbara Rinehart, and Theresa Rinehart, and her brother, Vincent Rinehart. Funeral services will be held on February 20, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Service Dog Project, Inc. or the Kathy Darby Scholarship Fund at Glen Echo Pottery.
SHOOK Daniel "Garry" Shook passed away January 14, 2009 at his home of 15 years in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born August 29, 1948 in Great Lakes, Illinois. Mr Shook was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and considered Boston his home town. Garry retired from the U.S. Navy in 1995 after 15 years of dedicated service that included serving in both the Gulf War and Operation Desert Storm. He was always proud to have served his country. He also enjoyed the travel afforded him from his time in the Navy and during his childhood with his military family. Mr. Shook was also a member of American Legion Post 283, and the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Shook is survived by his wife of 26 years Elaine Weisskopf Shook, their 3 children Matthew (25), Becky (20) Jackson (17), and his mother Mary Garrett of Alberquere, NM all of whom he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his father Captain Daniel M. Shook M.D., USN, his sisters Dr. Susan G. Shook and Marcia Langerhans. Services have been entrusted to the care of First Coast Funeral Home 5859 Merrill Road Jacksonville, FL 32277, (904) 762-0002. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Cancer Society of Florida, in Mr. Shook's name.
Wayne Simpson Sr., formerly of Lake Ariel, went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 29, 2015, at the age of 67 after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 45 years, Alice Swingle Simpson; four sons and wives, Wayne and Jodi, Robert and Shara, Thomas and Marie and Todd and Danielle; brother, David and wife, Qua; sister, Marilyn and husband, William Bradley; and 13 grandchildren, Brooke, Emily, Mia, Derek, Logan, Mason, Aiden, Drew, Allie, Allen, Jaxon, Colton and Weston; as well as nieces and nephews.
Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Kensington Md., the son of the late Ned and Verona (Locklin) Simpson and stepmother, Virginia Simpson, he moved to Pennsylvania in 1970, where he made homes in Lakeville, Lake Ariel and Saylorsburg. Wayne joined the Navy's nuclear submarine division in 1966, serving four years active duty during the Vietnam War, followed by 23 years reserve duty at Roanoke, Groton and Philadelphia naval bases. Wayne was a member of the Crossroad Assembly of God Church, Elmhurst, and had been attending the Pleasant Valley Assembly of God Church, Brodheadsvile, near their new home in Saylorsburg.
Wayne enjoyed being with family, fishing, helping everyone, telling tales, mowing his lawn, but most of all spending his life with his wife. He will be missed by many.
Please join us in saying goodbye at Crossroads Assembly, Routes 590 and 435, Elmhurst, Pa. Family and friends may call Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m., and also Thursday morning from 10 to 10:45, with a celebration of life service immediately following at 11. Interment will be in Fairview Memorial Park with military honors.
Arrangements by Yurkanin Funeral Home, 1115 Main St., Dickson City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Crossroad Assembly of God Church building fund.
I remember him always with a smile on his face, kind, extroverted, and carrying a briefcase. I knew him through our Republican activities – campaigning for Goldwater in 1964, and charter members of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Teen-Age Republicans (TARs). We sat together at graduation ceremonies at the UM, refusing to stand with our classmates to applaud commencement speaker, Sen. Ted Kennedy. (We were real renegades, always walking on the wild side. J) Lillian Cox
On August 25, 2005, of Washington, DC. Brother of Donna Simpson, Samuel Tate, Joseph Tate, Shirley Foster, Wilfred Tate, Bruce Tate, Mary Katherine Spagnoletti. A graduate of Walter Johnson H.S., Towson University and Hamline University School of Law. He practiced law in DC and California for over 25 years. Interment private.
Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 31, 2005
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Barbara T. Higgins (age 58) Of N. Potomac, MD passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2007. She was the beloved wife for 33 years of John J. “Jack” Higgins, D.D.S.; loving mother of Megan T. Hastings (Erik), Darren S. Higgins (Emile) and Courtney Anne-Elizabeth Higgins; loving sister of Mitzi App. She is also survived by her mother, Ruth E. Taylor and was predeceased by her father, Charles Stewart Taylor. - See more at: http://www.pumphreyfuneralhome.com/obituary/Barbara-T.-Higgins/N.-Potomac-MD/407614#sthash.8vFwXK11.Y79H393u.dpuf
DR. CHRIS D., December 12, 2015. Beloved husband of Dr. Ellie. Loving father of Stephanie and Alexa. Emeritus Professor and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Temple University and president of the Philadelphia Chapter of The American College of Surgeons. He was an accomplished surgeon and educator who had an illustrious career and touched the lives of many. He was a brilliant artist and designer. He truly was a wonderful person, wise and compassionate and a loving father and uncle.
His Funeral Service will be 12:00 Noon Tuesday, at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church, 35 N. Malin Rd Broomall, Pa 19008. Viewing one hour prior to service in the church. Interment, West Laurel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Philadelphia Academy of Surgery to support The Dr. Chris D. Tzarnas Lectureship . P.O. Box 17314 Philadelphia, Pa 19105-1731
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67, of Tampa, passed away March 25, 2015 at his residence of cancer. Born in Maryland on Feb. 15, 1948, he spent over 45 years residing in Louisville, KY. Dennis was Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer for Lancet Indemnity Insurance, a Tampa based medical malpractice insurance company. Dennis attended Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY, was instrumental in the creation of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS) as well as a founding member, a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, and a longtime fan of his beloved Washington Redskins. He is survived by his wife, Janice, sons, John Dennis, Jr., Carey Travis, and sister, Carole Bailey French (John III). Donations in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name to the Ironman Foundation, the Tampa Lymphoma & Leukemia Society, or Heartbeat International.
WAYNE WEEKS, 62, of Brighton, TN, died suddenly on January 31, 2010 Services will be Friday, February 5 at 2 p m at Bartlett Event Center Wayne Weeks died in Tennessee about 3 months ago, February, 2010.
He was a good friend of Danny Shook's and was the one that emailed about Danny's death. Hopefully more details should be posted later. Bruce Weeks, brother to Wayne wrote this and posted it on the Walter Johnson Alum web site......"My brother Wayne dies of a sudden heart attack while loading his vehicle with his wife Sherri waiting for him inside the vehicle on Jan. 31, 2010. He will be greatly missed."