Glen Leach; Photographer for The Evening Star Paper - December 15, 2005

Leach, 88 a photographer who got his start with the Washington Evening Star newspaper, died Dec. 15, 2005 at his home in Rockville, MD from a degenerative brain disease.

Philip Robbins ,74 Journalist and First Amendment Authority- October 13, 2005

Philip Robbins, a journalist and prominent authority on the First Amendment and freedom of the press, died of pancreatic cancer Oct. 13 at his home in Elkton, Md.

Mr. Robbins dedicated his life to journalism and the principles of a free press and the freedom of information.

Alfred P. "Al" Alibrando, 82, a retired public information officer with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration - July 1, 2005

Mr. Alibrando was born in Columbus, Ohio. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Navy and served during World War II as an aviation radioman aboard the aircraft carrier USS Lexington. He retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve as a lieutenant.

Anna Katherine Molster - 85, Editorial Assistant for the Washington Evening Star for 40 years - April 29, 2005

Ms. Molster was born in Takoma Park and graduated from McKinley Technical High School in 1935. In 1939, she received her bachelor's degree from George Washington University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Alpha Lambda Delta fraternity.

William Hines - considered "the godfather of NASA space reporting" - 11 September 1916—February 28, 2005

William M. Hines, 88, a former Washington Star and Chicago Sun-Times reporter who was considered the godfather of NASA space reporting, died Feb. 28 of complications from treatment for pneumonia at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He lived in Washington before moving to Lovettsville in 1987.

John Barron - Espionage Reporter - February 24, 2005

Trained as a reporter, Mr. Barron began his career as a spy in Cold War Berlin, working as a clandestine naval intelligence officer in the mid-1950s.

Rex Hardesty - AFL-CIO Chief Spokesman, 67 - January 9, 2005

He moved to Washington in the mid-1960s to work for the Washington Star on the sports copy desk. He worked briefly for the Communications Workers of America before he joined the AFL-CIO in 1969 as editor of its monthly journal, moving up to director of information in 1987.