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Charles R. Tartaglia, psychiatrist who taught, practiced at Georgetown medical center, dies

Charles R. Tartaglia, a Washington psychiatrist who taught and practiced at Georgetown University Medical Center for 45 years, died Sept. 7 at Montgomery Hospice’s Casey House in Rockville. He was 76 and a Kensington resident.

He had bladder cancer, said his wife, Ann Tartaglia.

Dr. Tartaglia joined the faculty at Georgetown Medical School in 1968. He took a partial retirement in 2001 but continued working until shortly before his death.

Charles Rocco Tartaglia was born in Washington. He graduated from St. Anselm’s Priory High School in 1954 and from Georgetown University in 1958. He received a medical degree from Georgetown in 1962 and did his internship and medical residency in Atlanta, at D.C. General Hospital and at Georgetown. He served in the Air Force from 1966 to 1968.

Dr. Tartaglia directed the Cancer Counseling and Consultation Clinic at the Lombardi Cancer Research Center at Georgetown and later the newly formed Student Counseling and Psychiatric Service. He also served on the medical school admissions committee.

He sang in the choirs of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kensington and the Washington National Cathedral.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ann Bergquist Tartaglia of Kensington; three children, Paul Tartaglia of Kensington, John Tartaglia of Silver Spring and Dr. Maria Tartaglia Pearl of Chevy Chase; and nine grandchildren.

— Bart Barnes

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