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.
Dr. Tidball conducted surveys linking women’s colleges and achievement and led the Cathedral Choral Society.
Bethesda resident had been a sales manager at the Washington Star and advertising manager for Lansburgh’s.
Mrs. Harwood was a nurse at schools in Montgomery County.
Mr. Plissner helped shape campaign coverage viewed by millions of Americans over 30 years.
Ms. Smith retired from the Agriculture Department as a program manager in 1993.
Miss Brough was called one of the greatest volleyers in the history of the sport.
Mrs. Jay ran the Pat Arnolde’s Talls store at Tysons Corner Center mall from 1968 until 1978.
Mrs. Jones retired in the early 1990s as deputy director of public affairs at the Labor Department.
Mr. Bull was known to millions as Nels Oleson, the frontier shopkeeper in the long-running TV series.
As the nation’s “second lady,” Mrs. Mondale served on the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.
Mr. Koch led the Grocery Manufacturers of America trade association for a quarter-century.
Col. Rhodes, 87, received the Silver Star for his part in the rescue of two comrades in the Korean War.
Dr. Nevins did writing, editing and research for several organizations in the Washington area.
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.