Jill E. Filipczyk, GSA official

July 25, 2013

Jill Filipczyk, a director for workplace and facilities management at the General Services Administration, died July 2 at the Washington Home and Community Hospices in the District. She was 65.

The cause was brain cancer, said her husband, Ben Filipczyk.

Mrs. Filipczyk worked in the marketing department at AT&T for 14 years before joining the GSA in 1986. In addition to her work in services management, she mentored GSA employees and helped them earn master’s degrees. She also mentored students at Marshall Road Elementary School in Vienna and helped organize events for the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work program.

A resident of Chevy Chase, she had been a council member for the Village of Martin’s Additions since 2010 and was an officer of a Polish National Alliance chapter. She was a member of the Catholic Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the District.

Jill Elizabeth Blomquist was born in Washington and raised in Bethesda, where she graduated in 1966 from Walter Johnson High School. She graduated in 1971 from the University of Maryland and received a master’s in public administration from Central Michigan University in 1998.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Ben Filipczyk of Chevy Chase; a daughter, Katie Howard of Rockville; two brothers, Bill Blomquist of Bethesda and Jack Blomquist of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; a sister, Jane Shell of Washington; and two granddaughters.

— Trishula Patel

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