In Memoriam: Gary Lester, a Hyattsville original

August 14, 2018

Gary Lee Lester died on July 20 at the age of 60. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lester; his sons, Peter, Stephen and Matthew; his grandchildren, Matthew, Jacob, Joshua, Benjamin, Delyla, Kolt, Jersey and Drew; and his sister, Elfie Winstead. Gary Lester is predeceased by his parents, Earl and [read more]

Beloved Hyattsville Police Sgt. Knox loses battle with cancer

July 18, 2018

By KRISSI HUMBARD — The city announced the passing of beloved Hyattsville City Police Department Sgt. Anthony “Tony” Knox on July 17. Knox had been battling cancer since 2016. Knox joined the HCPD on Jan. 25, 2006. Prior to his service with HCPD, he served with the Town of Edmonston [read more]

Former DeMatha coach Jack Bruen’s ‘legacy lives on’

December 19, 2017

BY CHRIS McMANES — Twenty years after his death, Jack Bruen is still having a profound effect on those he coached and mentored. Take Notre Dame head men’s basketball coach Mike Brey. Bruen was an assistant coach at DeMatha when Brey was playing on the team. He also taught Brey U.S. history. [read more]

In Memoriam: Philip P. Houle

April 26, 2017

Phil Houle passed away in his sleep on March 7 at his Hyattsville home. He was born on Aug. 29, 1945, in Oberlin, Ohio. Phil moved with his family to Hyattsville in 1984 to accept the position of legal counsel at the Federal Depositors Insurance Corporation in Washington, DC. Phil is survived by [read more]

Death of a naturalist: Tom Keefer

January 24, 2017

BY CHRISTOPHER GRIFFIN — Tom Keefer, a unique, well-known personality who lived in Hyattsville for decades, died on Oct. 9, 2016, at age 67. His ashes were laid to rest around the sycamore tree at the Keefer family home at 40th Avenue and Kennedy Street on Nov. 12.  A circle of Hyattsville [read more]
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