- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Dionne “Dee Dee” Reyes, an employee in the advertising department of The Washington Times, died Aug. 10 in an automobile crash in Fort Washington. She was 35.

Formerly of Randolph, Mass., she graduated in 1987 from Randolph High School, then briefly attended Massasoit Community College.

For the past four years, she lived in Brandywine, Md. She had been working as a legal assistant for The Times since 2003.

“She was like a daughter,” said Faith Allbritton, who worked with Miss Reyes in advertising. “She was high-spirited and hard-working. She was a good friend to everybody, even those who just started working here.”

Another co-worker, Kim Hunter, remembered Miss Reyes as a “class clown.”

“She was very funny,” Miss Hunter said. “She would come in and brighten the whole office. She was like a sister to me, and I will always love her.”

Miss Reyes was engaged to Air Force Sgt. Bobby Brooks.

Survivors include her parents, Darlene Knight of Randolph and Leo Reyes of Boston; a brother, Raphael Knight; and her grandparents, Veronica and Canuto Soberanis of Dorchester, Mass.

Memorial services were held Aug. 16 at Andrews Air Force Base.

Contributions may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 100 Concord St., Suite 300, Framingham, MA 01702.

Janice D. Parker, 65,former airline worker

Janice D. Parker, a longtime area resident and former airline employee, died of pneumonia after suffering a stroke Aug. 8 at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington. She was 65.

Born Oct. 14, 1939, in Waynesborough, Va., Mrs. Parker lived in the D.C. region for about 40 years. She attended Stonewall Jackson High School.

For 17 years, she was employed by Allegheny/US Airways.

Despite being confined to a wheelchair for much of the past eight years, Mrs. Parker was a regular contributor to numerous causes, particularly the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

She is survived by her husband, Bert Parker of Reston; a sister, Jaynne Fitzgerald of Fairfax; a brother, John Ritchie of Fairfax; and daughters Joanne McClure of Centreville, Linda Secrest of Clarksburg and Vivian Alberts of Burke.

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