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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Nan IrickArlington Teacher

Nan Irick, 52, who had spent the past three years substitute-teaching at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington County, died of cardiac arrest Oct. 14 at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington.

Mrs. Irick, an Arlington resident, taught a variety of subjects, including history and art.

In earlier years, she was an associate editor in the sales and marketing department at Uslico, an insurance and financial services business acquired by ReliaStar Financial in 1995.

She also had been an editor at the defense contractor Automation Research Systems, did freelance journalism on the Washington music scene and was a booking agent at local clubs.

Nan Brittain Brown was born in Bad Cannstatt, near Stuttgart, Germany, where her father was stationed in the Army. She was a 1987 magna cum laude history graduate of George Mason University.

She was a member of the Arlington Arts Council and a founding member of a benefit show series at Washington-Lee High School.

Her marriage to Jim Trezza ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Christopher N. Irick, and their two children, C. Brittain Irick and Kate Irick, all of Arlington; a daughter from her first marriage, Jennifer Trezza of Denver; her parents, retired Army Gen. Arthur E. Brown Jr. and Jerry Brown, of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; a brother, Arthur E. Brown III of Washington; and a sister, Marian Shope of Melbourne, Fla.

-- Adam Bernstein

Peggy VeazeyNIH Employee

Peggy Veazey, 85, a National Institutes of Health administrative assistant from 1970 to '85, died Sept. 22 at Manor Care nursing home in Chevy Chase. She had a pseudo-intestinal obstruction.

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