Malcolm Douglas Lamborne; Journalist, community activist - December 22, 2010

Malcolm Douglas Lamborne, 69, writer, editor, and teacher, died December 22, 2010 at his home in Warrenton, Virginia surrounded by his loved ones. The cause of death was lung cancer.
Douglas was born in Alexandria, Virginia, attended Gonzaga High School, and received a Masters Degree from American University in 1971. During his long career in journalism, Douglas worked as a reporter for The Washington Post, The Washington Star, and the Washington Times. He served as managing editor for Annapolitan Magazine, consulting editor for Inside Annapolis Magazine, and as a senior writer and editor for Catholic University. Douglas also taught at American University, Anne Arundel Community College and, more recently, Lord Fairfax Community College.

Naomi Bradford; age 93 - December 10, 2010

On Friday, December 10, 2010, Mrs. Naomi Bradford entered into eternal rest. Her husband, James J. Bradford predeceased her. Beloved mother of Patricia Long, Jacqueline Buggs, Roberto Anderson, James C., Franklin D. and Herbert L. Bradford.

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Burt Hoffman, Deputy Managing Editor; November 17, 2010

 Burton Hoffman, 81, a Washington journalist for two decades who became editor in chief of National Journal magazine in the mid-1970s and had a second career on Capitol Hill and abroad as a political and economic consultant, died of lung cancer Nov. 17 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

He owned a restaurant in the northern Thai city and had lived there intermittently for the past three years.
Mr. Hoffman moved to the Washington area in 1955 and was a reporter and editor with Congressional Quarterly before joining the Washington Star in 1958.

He spent 14 years at the newspaper, including stints on the city, national and foreign desks, and was promoted to assistant managing editor in 1968. 

John Holusha, a Writer for The Times, Dies at 67; August 26, 2010

John Holusha, who reported on business affairs for The New York Times for nearly three decades, died on Thursday in Montclair, N.J. He was 67 and lived in Glen Ridge, N.J.

The cause was a heart attack, his son, Terry, said.

James J. Kilpatrick, conservative columnist, dies at 89 - August 15, 2010

By Adam Bernstein
Monday, August 16, 2010; 11:44 AM

James J. Kilpatrick, 89, a fiery advocate of racial segregation as a Richmond newspaper editor in the 1950s who became a sparring partner of liberals on the television show "60 Minutes" and a syndicated columnist who offered conservative views on subjects ranging from politics to proper use of the English language, died Aug. 15 at George Washington University hospital. He had congestive heart failure.

Ray Dick Dies; Editor at Washington Star; September 21, 1999

Raymond G. Dick, 73, a former editor with the now-defunct Washington Star and editor of Nation's Cities Weekly, died after a long illness Sept. 21 in Austin, Texas.
Mr. Dick was a native of Lawrence, Mass. He spent most of his professional career as a journalist in Washington. He joined the Washington Evening Star in 1967 as a copy editor and over the next 10 years, he served as copy-desk chief, assistant news editor and assistant managing editor.
He was active in the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, serving as president in 1969.

Longtime Court journalist David Pike dies; November 5, 2007

David Pike, who covered the Supreme Court for 11 years for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, died Monday night at his home in Washington, D.C., after suffering a heart attack. He was 68 years old. Pike had spent much of his career as a courthouse journalist, covering the U.S. District Court and the D.C. Circuit Court for the Washington Star.  He later covered legal news for the National Law Journal, and was the first first-time journalist at the Supreme Court for the Los Angeles Daily Journal.  He retired at the end of 2004, and was succeeded on the “beat” by Brent Kendall.

Eddie Crane - Invaluable to the growth of scholastic sports in Northern Virginia

Crane joined The Washington Star sports staff in 1961, and was appointed scholastic sports editor in 1965, and held that position until the Star’s demise in 1981. Crane’s work pushed high school sports to the public forefront.

Charlotte S. Burton - April 23, 2010

Charlotte S. Burton, 85, formerly of Belvidere, entered into rest Friday, April 23, 2010. Born: October 26, 1924, to the late George M. Shipman, Jr., and Rachel W. Shipman, both of Belvidere. Personal: She attended Belvidere schools and graduated from Vassar College in 1945. She worked for the Easton Express, the Washington Star and the Belvidere News, and in social services at Warren Hospital.

Doris K. Deakin Writer

Doris K. Deakin, 82, a freelance writer who contributed stories to The Washington Post, the New York Times and the Baltimore Sun, died April 21 at a nursing home in Warren, R.I. She had complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Constance Holden, 68; veteran journalist and painter - April 12, 2010

Constance Holden, 68, of Mount Pleasant, was struck by a 5.5-ton National Guard truck about 6 p.m. at New York Avenue and 12th Street NW. A veteran journalist and painter affectionately known to friends and colleagues as "Tancy."

Mary Vaughan Reporter, Editor, Writer - April 18, 1923 - April 10, 2010

Mary Lowry Vaughan, 86, of Sarasota, formerly of Washington, D.C., died April 10, 2010. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Church of the Palms Presbyterian Church, followed by a reception. Arrangements are by Toale Brothers Funeral Home.

Redonia "Donnie" Radcliffe 80 ; Biographer of first ladies, lecturer February 19, 2010

Donnie Radcliffe, 80, a Washington Post journalist who chronicled first ladies and high society from the Watergate era to the Clinton administration, died Feb. 19 at her home in South Acworth, N.H. She had lung, thyroid and adrenal cancer, her son said.

Virginia Newall Armat; February 16, 2010

Beloved wife of the late Thomas Armat, Jr.; and cherished mother of Virginia Armat Hurt, died at her home February 16, 2010, surrounded by the love of her family with whom she had lived since 1999. Daughter of George Marsh Newall and Anna Marie Walch, she was born in Cheshire, England, October 3, 1917. She was raised in Syracuse, NY. and attended Syracuse University, majoring in fine arts.