Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Elaine Wollman, 77, a homemaker in Silver Spring, Md., from 1959 to 2012, died June 24 at a hospital in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The cause was complications from a stroke, said a daughter, Lori Kellogg.
Mrs. Wollman was born Elaine Cymbol in Brooklyn. She moved to Palm Beach Gardens in 2012.
Elizabeth W. Dunham, 88, who co-owned the Dunhams’ Automotive shop in Potomac, Md., died June 24 at a hospital in Frederick, Md. The cause was congestive heart failure, said a daughter, Molly Dunham Glassman.
Mrs. Dunham, a Jefferson, Md., resident, was born Elizabeth Wahl in the District. She was a clerk and cashier at a family business, Wahl’s department store in downtown Washington, before opening the auto repair shop with her husband, Alvin Dunham, in 1950. She helped run the business until the shop was sold in 1998, her daughter said, and later was a real estate agent in Frederick County.
Stephanie C. Perry, 95, a specialist in Middle Eastern affairs who worked for the Foreign Service from 1948 to 1979, died June 30 at her home in Washington. The cause was a stroke, her niece Kathleen Kouts said.
Mrs. Perry was born Stephanie Chaconas in the District. She served with the Red Cross in Italy during World War II and was posted to Washington during her Foreign Service career. She received a Superior Honor Award and a Commendable Service Award from the State Department.
— From staff reports