In Memoriam, Fall/Winter 2023-2024

In Memoriam, Fall/Winter 2023-2024

In Memoriam

Fall/Winter 2023-2024

November 4, 1981-August 6, 2023

Jake Currie, IT Specialist, passed away on August, 6, 2023 after an extended illness. Jake joined St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes in 2007, and worked primarily at the Lower School. Jake was well known around school for his warmth, his positive spirit, and his big smile. When approached with a tech challenge by any member of the community, Jake showed infinite patience as he solved their problem. His kind and gentle nature made everyone feel comfortable and supported.

During his time at SSSAS, Jake also touched the lives of students as a varsity football and junior varsity boys basketball coach. He was always willing to lend a hand to the athletic program behind the scenes and could be counted on to run the clock for basketball games. Jake enjoyed dressing up for Halloween, volunteering to help at the SSSAS booth at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, accompanying Upper School students on a trip to Cuba, and buying lots of treats at the annual fourth grade bake sale. Jake had a great sense of humor, spreading joy and fun everywhere he went, and was cherished as a good listener and a friend.

Outside of work, Jake enjoyed kayaking, hiking, biking, traveling, and spending time with friends and loved ones. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Hoke Currie, Jr.; his sister, Margaret “Meg” Currie-Coyoy (Luis ); nephew, Emilio and niece, Marisol; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and his partner, Heather Pritchett.

March 10, 1958-August 31, 2023

Win Palmer, former SSSAS faculty member, passed away on August 31, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Win joined the Saints community in 1980 and during his time at the school, he served as a sixth grade teacher, head basketball coach, assistant baseball coach, and athletic director. In addition to basketball and baseball, Win coached freshman and junior varsity football.

In 1988 Win received the St. Stephen’s Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award, an award that recognized the outstanding contributions made by a member of the faculty each year. George Harrison ’70 presented him with the award, saying, “Win takes the time to counsel these students relentlessly and makes them feel special; he shows warmth in the classroom as well as on the playing field.” 

Win was voted Coach of the Year by the Alexandria Sportsman Club in 1987, and the Interstate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year by the Washington Post in 1989. In 2019 he was inducted into the SSSAS Hall of Fame as the coach of the 1987 Varsity Basketball team.

Win is survived by his sons, Matthew Palmer (Nina Palmer) of Philadelphia, PA, and Tyler Palmer (Melissa Palmer) of Charlotte, NC; and two siblings, Julie Palmer of Brookline, MA and Jeff Palmer (Mimi Zolan) of Bloomington, IN. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 35 years, Dawn Nicholson Palmer; and his sister, Beth Palmer.


Mary “Welby” Plaskitt Brown ’39
August 13, 2023

Nancy Downes Means ’48
June 7, 2023

Judith “Judy” Yeaman Walthall ’50
May 18, 2023

Norma “Skitsi” Simpson Rein ’50
mother of Kemper Rein-Warren ’80 and Mac Rein, Jr. ’76,
September 25, 2023

J.C. Herbert “Herb” Bryan, Jr. ’59
April 1, 2023

Clyde Lamond, III ’59
husband of Beth Kouns Lamond ’61, brother of Robert M. Lamond ’67
(deceased), John Lamond ’63 (deceased), and Rev. Thom Lamond ’62 (deceased),
June 1, 2023

Philip “Phil” Johnson ’59
husband of Suzanne Warfield Johnson ’59, father of Tom Johnson ’85 and Liza Johnson Duncan ’88,
July 11, 2023

Melissa “Missie” Montague Smith ’63
April 12, 2023

Richmond “Richie” Dellastatious ’64
brother of Dee “Deidre” Dellastatious Myers ’67,
March 13, 2023

Ann Moore Milnor ’69
June 19, 2023

Richard “Rick” Eudy, II ’73
husband of Valerie Smith Eudy ’73, brother of Brandt Eudy ’79,
July 3, 2023

Mark Meiss ’74
November 2022

Paul Gambal ’77
brother of Alex Gambal ’75,
June 22, 2023

Philip “Phil” Savarie ’84
brother of Andy Savarie ’82,
August 16, 2023

Neha DeWakar ’18
sister of Maya DeWakar ’15, Neil DeWakar ’13, and Anjuli DeWakar ’11
July 8, 2023

Faculty and Friends

June Lavington
mother of Susan Lavington ’86 and Victoria Lavington ’88,
April 24, 2022

CDR James “Jim” Hurston
husband of Jean Hoppe Hurston ’62,
February 1, 2023

Michael Lavington
(former Board of Governors) father of Susan Lavington ’86 and Victoria Lavington ’88,
March 9, 2023

Mary Lou Titus
mother of Olivia Titus Dalu ’90, Katherine Titus ’91, and Clarke Titus ’96, wife of Clifton “Clif” Titus, Jr. (former faculty),
March 18 2023

Janet “Jan” Callies Foster
mother of Nick Foster ’24,
April 6, 2023

Betty Slattery Egger
mother of Steve Spear ’66,
April 8, 2023

Katherine Preston
mother of Dave Preston ’68, grandmother of Michael Preston ’92, Lauren Preston White ’95, and John Preston ’95,
April 13, 2023

Col. Charles R. Petty, USMC (Ret.)
father of Charlotte Petty ’03,
May 19, 2023

Mariana Ippolito
mother of Isabella Garcia-Ippolito ’23 and Nico Garcia-Ippolito ’21,
June 3, 2023

Louisa Dawson Smucker
mother of Philip Smucker ’79,
June 16, 2023

Stephen “Steve” Siwek
father of Andrea Siwek ’07, Jane Siwek ’19, and Jessica Siwek ’99 (deceased),
June 26, 2023

Dr. Khosrow Matini
father of Lily Matini ’99,
July 23, 2023

William “Emerson” Teer
husband of Alison Lukes Teer ’95,
July 26, 2023

Jessica “Jessy” Schroth
mother of Thiago Schroth-Uehara ’29,
August 18, 2023

Edward Lifmann
father of Heather Lifmann Elkins ’01,
August 22, 2023

Roberta “Bobbie” Shaw Thomas
mother of Griff Thomas ’77, Shaw Thomas ’81, and Anne Thomas ’79 (deceased), grandmother of Seth McClelland ’00 (deceased), former spouse of Henry A. Thomas ’52 (deceased),
August 22, 2023

Capt. Charles “Chuck” Fellows
father of Dave Fellows ’77, Pete Fellows ’79, and Andy Fellows ’82, husband of Alix Fellows (former coach),
August 24, 2023

Joseph “Joe” Lastelic
father of Cecile Lastelic Phillips ’87, Steve Lastelic ’93, and Elizabeth Lastelic Copeland ’96, grandfather of Carroll Phillips ’18, Lily Phillips ’20, and Victoria Lastelic ’32,
August 27, 2023

Albert “Lin” Grosvenor, Jr.
brother of Beth Grosvenor Boland ’67,
October 10, 2023

Em Sutton Rusch
mother of Ted Rusch ’87,
October 15, 2023