Published in The Washington Post on May 1, 2018
Caryl TRATEN Fisher
February 17, 1933 - April 29, 2018
A beloved music and art teacher in the Washington DC
area for 70 years, died April 29, 2018 following a brief
struggle with leukemia.
A graduate of Calvin Coolidge High School (1951)
and portrait copyist at the National Gallery of Art, she studied at American and
Catholic Universities and made her career teaching piano at her Suburban Music
School, Georgetown University, Montgomery College, and the US Department of
State, where she founded the State of the Arts Cultural Series.
She will be remembered for her independent spirit, pink house, and love of skull
motifs - her reminder to live life to its fullest.
She is survived by sister, Jacklyn Traten Young; daughters, Erica Yanoff and Margo
Fisher Newman; and grandchildren, Logan and Callan Yanoff and Blair and Jesse
A service will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 10:30 a.m. at B'nai Shalom of Olney,
18401 Burtfield Drive, Olney, MD, followed by burial at Judean Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Caryl Traten Fisher Fund at the
National Center for Children and Families to support music and art education.
Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.
Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care, Inc.
1091 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852