PHOTOS: 2020 Local deaths of note
Irene Pollin, co-owner of the Caps and Wizards with her late husband, Abe Pollin, died July 28. She was 96. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BETHESDA, MD - JUNE 22: Irene Pollin, widow of former Caps and Wizards owner Abe Pollin, sits for a portrait at her home in Bethesda, MD on Wednesday June 22, 2016. Irene has recently written her memoir titled "Irene And Abe An Unexpected Life" about her 64 years of marriage and how they became philanthropic leaders. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Falls Church Council member Dan Sze died in July after a battle with esophageal cancer. Sze had been elected three times to the council, first from 2006 to 2010, then from 2014 to 2017 and again in 2018. (Courtesy Falls Church government)
Falls Church Council member Dan Sze died after a battle with esophageal cancer. (Courtesy Falls Church government)
Billy Ray White, one of the owners of Captain White’s Seafood, died in a a truck crash on Tuesday, July 14, two days before his 65th birthday. (Courtesy Captain White’s Seafood)
Billy Ray White, one of the owners of Captain White’s Seafood, died ina a truck crash on Tuesday, July 14. (Courtesy Captain White’s Seafood)
Trailblazing Montgomery County, Maryland, leader, activist and public servant Odessa Shannon dies at 91. (Screenshot courtesy Montgomery County Council via YouTube)
, whose aplomb as a promoter of The Yacht Club of Bethesda turned nightly capacity crowds of over-35 singles packed in a dreary Holiday Inn into what he dubbed “The Love Boat,” has died. He was 75. Tommy Curtis’s club, Wayne’s Luv, which opened in 1972, was one of the first area clubs catering to singles. (Courtesy Dave Nuttycombe)
Arlington County, Virginia, board member Erik Gutshall died on April 16 at the age of 49. He announced his resignation on April 6, saying he had been undergoing treatment for brain cancer, according to The Associated Press.
Veteran D.C.-area reporter Mike Buchanan has died at 78.
FILE – WUSA TV reporter Mike Buchanan shares a bath with live ducks at the Peabody Hotel, Washington, USA, February 24, 1988. The ducks are a tradition at the Peabody Hotel, swimming in the marble lobby fountain, walking on red carpets and sleeping in penthouse quarters at night. (AP Photo/Bob Daughtery)
FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Katherine Johnson, the inspiration for the film, “Hidden Figures,”
poses in the press room at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Johnson, a mathematician on early space missions who was portrayed in film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.
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