“You can call me a conspiracy theorist if you call everyone else a coincidence theorist,” Mr. Judge said.
Mr. Hilleary was an early exponent of Washington Color Painting, an abstract style of the mid-20th century.
To many observers of politics, Mr. Gray embodied lobbying as it came to be practiced in the modern era.
Mr. Paterson, who died April 16 at 87, was the father of former New York governor David A. Paterson.
Mr. Dugas became a power broker in the administration of former D.C. mayor Walter E. Washington.
Mr. Sharkey was a community activist in Dayton, Ohio, who helped preserve landmarks in the history of flight.
Mr. Martin called the post of director of the Office of Government Ethics “the toughest job in government.”
Mrs. Maitland’s story was recounted in her daughter’s book, “Crossing the Borders of Time.”
Mr. Ready guarded President John F. Kennedy in Dallas and later protected Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
Adm. Denton’s public acts of patriotism came to embody the sacrifices of U.S. POWs in Vietnam.
Mr. Suarez helped guide Spain from dictatorship to democracy after the long rule of Francisco Franco.
Dr. Kapikian led advances in the understanding of the norovirus and the rotavirus.
Col. Mize repeatedly risked his life to kill the enemy, save his comrades and defend an outpost in Korea.
Mr. Bretholz called for reparations from the French railway that carried thousands to their deaths.
Dr. Nuland, a surgeon and man of letters, wrote the best-selling and award-winning book “How We Die.”
Mr. Boone worked in government and in the private sector on efforts to improve the lives of the poor.
Mrs. Herz-Sommer, a pianist, became known around the world for her belief in the power of music.
Dr. Bagley led counterintelligence activities against the Soviets during an intense period of the Cold War.
Mrs. Tolbert was “the straight-talking lady don of Montgomery County politics,” The Post once wrote.
Mr. Bainum became one of Washington’s most prominent businessmen and philanthropists.
Emily Langer is a reporter on The Washington Post’s obituaries desk, one of the most fascinating assignments in journalism. She has written about national and world leaders, celebrated figures in science and the arts, and heroes from all walks of life.
Before joining The Post in 2007, she was an intern at the Atlantic Monthly and a researcher for “The Almanac of American Politics.” In 2010-2011, she was a Fulbright fellow in Trieste, Italy, where she researched the Italian experience of the Holocaust. She grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Georgetown University.