Sunday, October 19, 2008

Robert Greig CrichtonBrokerage Firm Officer

Robert Greig Crichton, 59, a retired vice president of the Alex. Brown & Sons brokerage firm, died Oct. 16 of a heart attack while on vacation in Reno, Nev. He lived in Bethesda.

Mr. Crichton was born in Charleston, W.Va., and moved to Bethesda in his teens. He was a 1969 graduate of Walt Whitman High School. He served in the Navy Reserve before graduating from Georgetown University in 1975.

He worked at Alex. Brown from 1975 to 1990, when a brain hemorrhage left him severely disabled.

He was on the board of trustees of the Concord Hill School in Bethesda and led a fundraising effort for the school's expansion. He enjoyed golf and sailing and was a member of the Chevy Chase Club and Metropolitan Club.

His marriage to Natalie Crichton ended in divorce.

Survivors include two children, Andrew Crichton of San Francisco and Elizabeth Crichton of Bethesda; his mother, Lucy Crichton Jenkins, and stepfather, Kempton Jenkins, of Bethesda; a sister, Ann Crichton West of Bethesda; and three stepbrothers, Peter Jenkins of Gill, Mass., and Michael Jenkins and Timothy Jenkins, both of Bethesda.

-- Matt Schudel

Piera Cegan PearceMuseum Docent

Piera Cegan Pearce, 76, who was a docent at the National Gallery of Art and other Washington museums, died Oct. 13 of cancer at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She lived in Washington.

Mrs. Pearce was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and lived there until 1956, when she moved to her ancestral homeland of Italy.

She was married in 1958 and had lived in Bethesda from 1963 until 2004.

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