A two-time Czech champion, three-time U.S. champion and assistant to Bobby Fischer, he penned a regular chess column for The Washington Post from 1995 until 2010.

He was known as the creative force behind such hits as “Be My Baby” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” — and for disturbing behavior that culminated in a murder conviction.

  • Glenn Rifkin
  • ·

On orders of his publisher and working with Alabama police, he wiretapped the civil rights leaders he covered.

He was “a Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly of street,” dancer and singer Toni Basil said.

She also wrote a memoir about her parents, anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson.

Her organization was called COYOTE — short for Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics — but she and her associates also referred to themselves as a “loose union of women” or, winkingly, a “union of loose women.”

He became the nation’s longest-serving state Senate president, presiding for 33 years over his chamber in the General Assembly.

He later said his effusive 2015 letter extolling Donald Trump’s health was dictated by the future president.

Married for 50 years to Fred Rogers, she inspired Queen Sara, the royal lady of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and carried on his message of kindness after his death.

A longtime leader of the Western Shoshone Nation, she fought with the federal government for decades over ownership of her ancestral lands in central Nevada.

  • Associated Press
  • ·

She was a longtime Capitol Hill staffer for former senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.).

  • Associated Press
  • ·

With partner Roy Horn, they were among the most popular entertainers in Las Vegas.

She debated Merrick Garland as a teenager, clerked for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and became only the second woman to receive tenure at Stanford Law School.

GOP presidential candidates sought the billionaire’s money and blessing at the “Adelson primary.”

  • Donald Frazier
  • ·

Blind since age 3, he used amanuenses to dictate sentences that he wrote in his head and revised out loud.

The California housewife was at the center of a 1973 PBS documentary series celebrated, or blamed, for ushering in the era of reality TV with its frank depiction of her private life.

If an opposing lawyer ‘gets up off the ground after I finish with them,’ he once said, ‘I haven’t done my job.’

Every seven years, he followed the lives of 14 British youths; he also made “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Nell” and other feature films.

  • Tim Greiving
  • ·

He wrote extensively on trade, monetary markets, climate change economics and the interdependence of nations in the world economy.

  • Louie Estrada
  • ·

The Dutch theoretical physicist won the Nobel for major contributions to the standard model of particle physics. He was a professor emeritus at the University of Michigan.

Load More
Galleries
A perennial trendsetter, Mr. Cardin, who died Dec. 29 at age 98, radically transformed men's and women's fashion in the 1960s with modern designs such as the Nehru jacket and the space-race-inspired bubble dress. He redefined the field of commercial branding by licensing his name to products including toiletries, jewelry, luggage, candy, wine and wigs.
  • Dec 29
The Scottish-born actor, who was the first James Bond, has died in the Bahamas. He was 90.
  • Oct 31
The beloved actor died Aug. 28 at his home near Los Angeles. He was 43.
  • Aug 29
Today
Past 3 Days
Past Week

Aldridge, James

Allan, Sarah Sledge

Anderson, Amanda

Banks, Nora

Barnes Jr., James

Beckstead, Sidney

Bottalico, Felix

Bradshaw, Michael "mike"

Brujis, Marcos

Byer, Sharyn

Cameron Jr., Frederick "butch"

Carlisle, Miles

Carter, Edward

Carter, Thomas

Coan, Irene

Conway, Mary

Crossett, Christopher

Curran, John

Curtis, Walter

Daguillard, Fritz

Duggan, Maile

Dunn-Manley, Thelma

Edgerton, Amy Elisabeth

Ekizian, Esther

Errera Jr., Frank

Everly Sr., Julian Wilson

Farmer, Clifton Lee

Fauntleroy, Phyllis

Fitzpatrick, Elise

Fleming, Mary

French, Orland

Galloway, McClure

Gardiner, Francis "frank"

Garritt, Elizabeth "tommie"

Gilman, Margaret

Givens, Terence

Goer, Norma

Goldstein, Jack

Greene, Joe

Harding, Dale

Harris, Harvey

Hawley, Lawrence "larry"

Hill, Edythe

Hillian, Jacqueline

Hinton, Gerald

Hobbs, Margaret "betty"

Hogan, Glenna

Houston Iii, John

Isis, Joyce

J., Albert

Jackson, Benjamin

Jackson, George

Jackson, Jessy

Jarvie, Janet

Jennings, James

Johnson Jr., Willie

Jones, Elois

Jones, Mayleen

Katz, Laia

Keating, Philip M.

Keels, Herbrea "brea"

Kirker Jr., Clarence

Koerner, William

Kogut, Raymond "ray"

Lawrence, Helen

Lee, Geneva

Leo, Elaine

Levy, Harriet

Lewis, Harrison

Lidie, David

Liebengood, Howard "howie"

Little, John

Lockhart, Betty

Luna, Julio M.

Lyles Jr., Lester

Miller, Bruce

Mitchell, Robert

Moylan, John

Mundela, Jean-Michel

Naval, Luz

Nellius, Richard

Norwood, Marjorie

Parks, Mary

Patterson, William "buzzy"

Perkins, Donald

Peters, William "bill"

Piez, William

Plummer, Arletha

Preston, Evelyn

Pritchard, Herbert E.

Pycha, Maria

Quasebarth, Elaine

Randolph, James

Rasmussen, Donald

Ray, Lancewell

Ridgway, Sally

Rosenkranz, William

Sandler, Helen

Schwenz, Jason C.

Segars, Madeline

Serino, Maria "gg"

Shelburne Jr., Samuel "ainslie"

Sheller, Thomas

Snyder, Virlinda

Sorrells, Sheila

Speakman, Patricia

Spears, Michael

Stenger Jr., Paul

Turner, Mary

Vassos, John

Walker, Anna

Weaver Sr., James

Worthy, Walker "the Watermelon Man"

Wright Jr., John

Yu, Maria Chang

Abbott, Marian

Aldridge, James

Allan, Sarah Sledge

Anderson, Amanda

Atwood, Robert

Babnis, Mariann

Banks, Nora

Barnes Jr., James

Barnett, Sara

Barnum, James "jim"

Battle, Shawn

Beardall, Sharon

Beckstead, Sidney

Berkin, Harriet

Birney, Arthur

Blum, Marcia

Boorman, John "jack"

Bortz, Frances D.

Bottalico, Felix

Bradshaw, Michael "mike"

Brujis, Marcos

Brusnahan, Norman

Bullock, Marion

Burka, Edward

Byer, Sharyn

Cameron Jr., Frederick "butch"

Carlisle, Miles

Carter, Edward

Carter, Thomas

Chandler Jr., Bobbie

Chornesky, Mary

Christian, John "jack"

Christy, Elizabeth "betty"

Clark, Charles

Coan, Irene

Coaston, Charles

Collier, Ellen

Conway, Mary

Couchoud, Sylvia

Covington, Debra

Cramer, Mercade A. (mac)

Crossett, Christopher

Culkin, William

Curran, John

Curtis, Walter

Daguillard, Fritz

Dawson, Lynn

Demesme Jr., Roy J.

Douglass, John

Duggan, Maile

Dunn, Loti

Dunn-Manley, Thelma

Edgerton, Amy Elisabeth

Ekfelt, Richard

Ekizian, Esther

Errera Jr., Frank

Evans, Norman

Everly Sr., Julian Wilson

Farmer, Clifton Lee

Fauntleroy, Phyllis

Fearnsides, John "jack"

Fitzpatrick, Elise

Fleming, Mary

Folker, Annelies

Ford, William

Fox, Michael

French, Orland

Fritzman  , Dewey D

Gallo Jr., Joseph

Galloway, McClure

Garcia, Mervyn

Gardiner, Francis "frank"

Garritt, Elizabeth "tommie"

Geschickter, Jacqueline

Gilman, Margaret

Givens, Terence

Goer, Norma

Gold, Selma

Goldstein, Jack

Gordon, Jerrold

Gormly, Ann

Gough, Gerald

Greene, Joe

Grimes, Mary

Hall, Joyce

Hammond, Vivian

Harding, Dale

Harris, Harvey

Hawley, Lawrence "larry"

Haynes, Kenneth "kenny"

Herr, Marilyn

Hickman, Sidney "starr"

Hill, Edythe

Hillian, Jacqueline

Hinton, Gerald

Hobbs, Margaret "betty"

Hogan, Glenna

Holland, Kenneth

Honig, Louis

Houston Iii, John

Isis, Joyce

J., Albert

Jackson, Benjamin

Jackson, Charles

Jackson, Eleanor "ellie"

Jackson, George

Jackson, Jessy

Jarman, Joan

Jarvie, Janet

Jefferson, Doris

Jennings, James

Johnson Jr., Willie

Jones, Elois

Jones, Mayleen

Katz, Laia

Keating, Philip M.

Keels, Herbrea "brea"

King, Melvin

Kirker Jr., Clarence

Klemko, Alexander

Koerner, William

Kogut, Raymond "ray"

Lampshire, Jessie

Lanser, Andree

Larsen, John

Lawrence, Helen

Lawson, Rennee

Lee, Geneva

Leider, Jeanne

Leiderman, Max

Leo, Elaine

Levin, Betty

Levine, Ruth

Levy, Harriet

Lewis, Harrison

Lewis, Laura

Lidie, David

Liebengood, Howard "howie"

Little, John

Lockhart, Betty

Luna, Julio M.

Lyles Jr., Lester

Mahoney, G. Daniel

Markey Jr., Edward

Maxwell Jr., Dillard "petey"

McCallum, Michael

McDaniel, Dale

Miller, Bruce

Minter, Alice

Miskiewicz, Rosemarie

Mitchell, Robert

Morris, Charles

Moylan, John

Mundela, Jean-Michel

Murdock, Cevie

Murnane, Diane

Myers, Juanita

Myers Sr., Samuel

Naval, Luz

Nellius, Richard

Nelson, Louis

Nelson-Paretta, Lynn

Nelsson-Ryan, Sigrid

Newman, Ethel

Newman, Stephen

Norwood, Marjorie

Nusbaum, Jack

O'Brien, Dolores

O'Connell, Douglas "jerry"

Oden, Georgia

Paidokovich, John

Parks, Mary

Patterson, William "buzzy"

Pendarvis, Jessalyn L.

Perkins, Donald

Perrin Sr., Lonnie

Peters, William "bill"

Pfaff, Richard

Piez, William

Plummer, Arletha

Preston, Evelyn

Pritchard, Herbert E.

Probus, Maryanne

Pycha, Maria

Quasebarth, Elaine

Randolph, James

Rasmussen, Donald

Ray, Lancewell

Reichelt Jr., Roy

Rexroad, Caird

Ridgway, Sally

Rosenkranz, William

Ryan, John "jack"

Sandler, Helen

Savage, Bruce

Schwartz Jr., Louis

Schwenz, Jason C.

Segars, Madeline

Serino, Maria "gg"

Shelburne Jr., Samuel "ainslie"

Sheller, Thomas

Shirley Jr., John

Siegel, Margot

Smith, Jannie

Smith, Katherine Spaeth

Smith, Mary

Snyder, Virlinda

Sorrells, Sheila

Sorzano, Jose

Speakman, Patricia

Spears, Michael

Stathopoulos, Pete

Stenger Jr., Paul

Stevenson Iii, David L.

Stewart, Betty

Stoides, Konstantina "dina"

Teel, Shawn

Thomas, Agnus

Turner, Mary

Unger, Patricia

Vassos, John

Velasquez, Manuel

Verry, Sylvester

Walker, Anna

Walker, Clarence

Warfield Jr., Harold

Warner, Thomas

Washington Jr., Lee

Weaver Sr., James

Wesley, John

Wiggins, Patricia

Williams, Ronald

Wilson, Ingrid

Wood, William "chester"

Works, Nancy Abram

Worthy, Walker "the Watermelon Man"

Wright Jr., John

Wright, Shirley

Wyatt, Rosemary

Yabroff, Pearl

Young Sr., Robert

Yu, Maria Chang

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
  • 5 days ago
Most Read Local