On Wednesday, March 31st, longtime Georgetown activist Barbara Zartman passed away suddenly from natural causes in Rochester, NY. From the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
Washington, DC: On March 31, 2010 Barbara Zartman, long-time resident and activist in Rochester, NY passed away suddenly of natural causes. She was the beloved wife of Leonard Story Zartman, Jr. who passed away in 1982 and mother of Eve Zartman-Ball and grandmother of Alexandra Zartman-Ball. She also leaves behind stepchildren Lydia, Sarah, Nathaniel, Dana and Mary Zartman. As well as sister Caryl Ansteadt and niece Michelle Peters who still live in the Rochester area, while her niece Virginia Catizone lives in Florida.
Services will be held in Washington, DC on Wednesday, April 7th at 11 am at the St. Alban’s Episcopal Church with a reception immediately following. She will later be interned privately at Oak Hill Cemetery in Washington. Memorial donations may be sent in her name to the church.
Barbara Zartman knew historical preservation law as well as anyone around. She takes her place among the long line of staunch defenders of Georgetown’s physical environment that stretches back to Eva Hinton and Harriet Hubbard.
She will be missed by many.