Memorial Funds | YMCA DC

Vanessa Wright

It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we share the news that Vanessa Wright passed away on Friday July 23, 2021. Vanessa has been part of our Y family for over 20 years. Vanessa built many strong relationships with the children and families at Y Calomiris as well as with her colleagues across the Association. Her smile brought joy […]


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Charles W. Correll Jr

Charles W. Correll Jr., 79, of Stallings, NC, passed away on August 8, 2021. Chuck was born on March 21, 1942 in Hamburg, PA, to the late Charles and Dorothy Degler Correll. Chuck was a graduate of Marist College, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree. He also served honorably for 4 years in the US […]


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Bernard (Ben) Thomas Cheeka

  Bernard (Ben) Thomas Cheeka, 90, of Silver Spring, Maryland, passed away at home on July 22 from lung cancer. Ben, one of six children, was born on October 15, 1930 in McAdoo, Pennsylvania to Walter and Beatrice Cheeka, Polish immigrants. After serving as a photographer in the Air Force in the Korean War, he […]


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Asher Gerecht

ASHER GERECHT  (Age 97)   On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, Asher Gerecht, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Gloria Gerecht; father of Ellen (Joe), Mike (Susan) and Dan (Cindy); grandfather of Barry, Shari, Carolyn, Yvonne, Liana and David. Also survived by four great-grandchildren. Graveside services and interment will be held privately on Monday, November […]


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Karen Robinson

Karen V. Robinson, 73, a long-time supporter of the YMCA of Silver Spring, passed away on June 12, 2020, after a long illness. Karen was a life-long learner and trier-of-new-things, so it was no surprise to friends and family that after she retired from a career as a human resources professional with the Federal Government, […]


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Carol Ann Curran

In lieu of flowers, we invite you to donate to the following projects in memory of Mrs. Carol Curran ( Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Pamela Curran’s Mother): the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s Acts of Kindness Fund. You may still send flowers in addition to your donation, but if you prefer to send […]


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Ellen Cohen

Ellen Bates Griffith Cohen was born on July 9, 1950. She was the third of four children and the only daughter of Thomas Dison Griffith and Mary Elizabeth Bates Griffith. Ellen graduated from Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island) in 1973, and earned her JD from Georgetown Law School (Washington, DC) in 1976. She began her […]


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Jake Taccardi

On behalf of the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, our President/CEO Angie Reese Hawkins, Board of Directors, staff and the thousands of children served by the YMCA, we are deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend, Jake. We are indeed thankful to the family of Jake for allowing him to be a part of […]


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Robert Milton Hanson

Bob was an amazing man who gave over 60 years of volunteer service to the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.  He was a founding father of the YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase, and a great supporter of the YMCA mission. Bob was the Chairman of the Board the year the YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase opened in 1964.  Bob was […]


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Gregory Williams

It is with tremendous sorrow and plenty of tears that I share news about the death of my life partner and best friend, my husband Greg Williams. Early Monday morning, April 1st, he slipped away after a short but fierce battle with colon cancer. With 35 years of intense love, friendship and an almighty sense […]


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Coach Labat

At its heart, the Mel Labatt Scholarship Fund is about helping children and adults learn to play tennis for life. Therefore it is with deep gratitude that we accept your very kind donation in memory of Mel Labat. Mel has spent a lifetime teaching the community the fundamentals of tennis. Through his junior program, Mel […]


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SueAnn Anastasia Applewhite

SueAnn Anastasia Applewhite, 58, of Springfield, Virginia died at 5:06 AM on Monday. March 19, 2018, at her residence in Springfield, VA. She was born July 23, 1959, in Port of Spain Trinidad West Indies, to Carol E. Applewhite. She was married, then divorced and is survived by ex-spouses, daughter Danielle K. Hines, and son […]


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