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In Memoriam: Rebecca Coder

We share the sad news that ANC Commissioner Rebecca Coder (2A02) passed away on Tuesday, May 1, at the age of 49. Rebecca, a 16-year resident of the West End, had served on ANC 2A since 2009 -- including two years (2010 and 2011) as chair.

The home going and life celebration service for Rebecca is scheduled for Thursday, May 10, at 10:00 am at St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church, 2436 Pennsylvania Ave NW. A reception and story sharing event will immediately follow the service at RIS Restaurant, 2275 L St NW. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Rebecca’s amazing life.

It was no secret to those that knew her that she had been fighting cancer for some time, but it does speak volumes about what kind of person she was that, through it all, she prioritized spending countless hours on community work to make this a better neighborhood. Rebecca had a hand – often the pivotal hand – in all of the great things that have taken place in the West End over the last ten years.

We extend our sincere condolences to her husband, Chris Haspel, and all of her friends, neighbors, and family.

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