Glover Park Memorials
Fond memories of our neighbors, friends and relatives who have lived in Glover Park and have passed on..
June 26th, 2022
Sophia Henry moved to Glover Park with her family in 1966. She was active in the Stoddert PTA, instituting the first "Fun Fair" (the school's fairs had previously been fund raisers and had charged for rides and events). She was a longtime member of the Glover Park Citizens' Association and for many years worked as Membership Chairman. As a GPCA member she worked on numerous causes over the years, but especially on the fight to stop Georgetown University & Dominion Power from building an industrial-sized power plant on its campus. She started in real estate in 1971 and after working 9 years as a top-producing agent at another firm, she opened the first woman-owned real estate company in Glover Park, Sophia Henry Real Estate, in 1980. She retired in 2008.
Karl Herold, Owner of Old Europe Restaurant
Oct 12th, 2019
REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED MR. KARL
Affectionately known to many simply as Mr. Karl, our hearts mourn the passing of Karl J. Herold who died peacefully on October 12, 2019, he had a long and successful life as Chef and Proprietor of the Old Europe Restaurant. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and many business associates.Born in 1935 in Uder, Germany he eventually immigrated from Heiligenstadt, Germany to Washington, D.C. absconding East Germany to create a new life in his adopted homeland in 1960. In the Spring of 1972, Karl and Isabel acquired the then landmark eatery here in Georgetown from the founders Ida and Albert Lichtenstein, who established the restaurant in April of 1948. Karl dedicated his life to the continued success and legacy of the business and the needs of his own growing family.Among other business ventures and opportunities, in 1990 he purchased the Rheingarten Restaurant in Stafford, Virginia which also became a successful establishment.He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Isabel and their four children Alex, Oliver, Sarah and Elisabeth. A small, private memorial will be held where he will be laid to rest in DC’s historic German Immigrant Cemetery, Prospect Hill.'We know Mr. Karl was well-loved by many at Old Europe, customers and staff alike. Alex and Cindy appreciate all condolences received directly and indirectly and have set up a space for you to write and share your memories of Mr. Karl at the front of the restaurant. They ask that in lieu of flowers, a small donation be made to maintaining Prospect Hill Cemetery. Thank you for keeping his legacy alive.
- text from Old Europe restaurant
Robert E. Finnin, systems engineer, analyst
Nov. 15th, 2013
lived at 4000
Robert E. Finnin, a former IBM systems engineer and technical analyst at the Falls Church-based Computer Sciences Corp. for 28 years, died Nov. 15, 2013 at Georgetown University Hospital. He was 82.
During his time at Computer Sciences Corp., Mr. Finnin worked under contract for government agencies that included NASA, the Internal Revenue Service, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Institutes of Health.
At Computer Sciences Corp., he helped develop NASA satellite programs and, in 1969, received a commendation from NASA for his contributions to its Orbiting Astronomical Observatory satellite program.
Robert Emmett Finnin, a native of Newton, Mass., was a 1953 mathematics graduate of Boston College, and he received a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Texas in 1959. He was in the Navy Reserve in the early 1950s and served as a mathematical research assistant in the Army in the late 1950s.
He was past treasurer of and a pianist for Hexagon Inc., a nonprofit organization that produces an annual political satire musical show to benefit charities. He played piano for the American Light Opera Company and the Washington-based band Swing Machine. He was also a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Survivors include a brother and a sister.
[reprinted from the Washington Post]
Sept. 2nd, 2013
lived on Tunlaw Road
Josephine was born on April 8th, 1920 and passed away in Annapolis, Maryland on Monday, September 2, 2013. She was married to Fred Foote and lived on Tunlaw Road for many years.
Dec. 21st, 2007 Glover Park
Kelly Ferguson, a Glover Park neighbor and popular dog walker and pet sitter, died suddenly at home on December 23rd. She will be missed by many friends, colleagues and clients here in Glover Park. Kelly was passionate about her pets and wanted to help me get more pet pictures on the Glover Park website.
FERGUSON KELLY J. FERGUSON On December 23, 2007, Kelly J. Ferguson, beloved daughter of Robert P. Ferguson. M.D. and Diane Ferguson (nee Strickland); dear sister of Mike Ferguson and his wife Kathy; dear aunt of Charlie Ferguson. Also survived by numerous aunts and uncles. She was born in Ithaca, NY, where her father was a student. She was raised in New York City, Long Island, New York, Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Bloomfield, CT, where she was valedictorian of the Bloomfield High School Class of 1986. She was an accomplished flutist in numerous school musical groups. She attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island where she graduated summa cum laude in 1990. Besides her family, her two great loves were show business and animals. She interned on the television show, Late Night with David Letterman and moved to Los Angeles where she worked in production roles in movies and television. After 9 years in California, she returned to the east coast to be closer to her parents. She worked in law in Washington, DC, before moving to her true calling, working with dogs and cats and a variety of other animals. She formed her own animal care company, Creature Care. A Remembrance Service will be held at a later date. The family suggests donations in Kelly's name to an animal rescue org. Recycled Love, P.O.Box 6476 Baltimore, MD 21230 (RecyledLove.org).Published in The Washington Post on 12/27/2007.