Abbott "Kit" Combes, 64, Magazine Editor, Dies Friday December 26, 2008

Abbott Combes, an editor at The New York Times Magazine who helped create its “About Men” column, died on Friday in Mount Kisco, N.Y. He was 64 and lived in Manhattan. The cause was lung cancer, said his companion, Marion McKeone.

College Consultant Loren Pope; Commissioned a Wright House; September 23, 2008

Loren Pope, 98, an education consultant whose best-selling books advised college-bound students to look beyond the Ivy League and who as a $50-a-week journalist persuaded internationally regarded architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design a home for him, has died.
Mr. Pope, the original owner of Wright's 1941 Pope-Leighey house in Fairfax County, died Sept. 23 at the Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads retirement community in Falls Church. He had congestive heart failure.

John Walter, former editor, publisher on Vineyard; at 61

Mr. Walter, of Edgartown, the former editor and publisher of the Vineyard Gazette, died Thursday at Mercy Hospital in Springfield from complications after surgery for a facial nerve disorder. He was 61.

Walter Ray Cubbage Sr. - 90; June 16, 2008

Walter R. Cubbage, Sr. of Neeld Estate, Huntingtown, MD. passed away at home on June 16, 2008 with his family by his side. Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Josephine E. Cubbage. Walt was born to Henry and Ethel Cubbage on December 24, 1917, on a farm in Stanley, VA., he was one of 11 children.

Jack Mallicote, pressman/ businessman, 80, June 5, 2008

Jack A. Mallicote, 80, a resident of Dunkirk since 1970, died June 5 at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.  Mr. Mallicote was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Morristown, Tenn.  He was a retired businessman in southern Anne Arundel County, and founded Mali Discount with his wife in 1982, an office supply store in Deale. He sold the business in 2007.  He served in the Army from 1950 to 1952 and was discharged as a staff sergeant.

William Perkins, 85, April 28, 2008

William Perkins Sr. From Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
William J. Perkins Sr. NORFOLK - William "Bill" John Perkins Sr., 85, passed away April 28, 2008, at his home in the presence of his loving family. A native of Washington, Ind., he spent most of his life in Arlington, Va. After retiring in 1985, he made his home in Duck, N.C., and had lived in Norfolk for the past eight years.

John M. Lemmon (1927 - 2008) - 'Old-fashioned' editor championed Evening Sun - April 11, 2008

Photo: Washington Post

John "Jack" Lemmon began a distinguished newspaper career at the Washington Star.

Dick Olson, Star advertising, March 20, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Richard T. 'Dick' Olson Advertising Salesman

Richard T. "Dick" Olson, 74, a retired newspaper advertising salesman, died March 20 of lung cancer at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda. He was a Chevy Chase resident.

Betty Miles James; One Of First Women at Star - March 18, 2008

Washington Star Alums gathered at a reception after the Memorial Service for Betty (Miles) James at Ingleside of Rock Creek, Wednesday April 2, 2008. Photo courtesy of Arnold Taylor.