Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 10, 2018
Harvey Richard Brassé
December 26, 1928 - September 23, 2018
Harvey Richard Brassé, 89, of Arlington, Virginia, passed
away at his home, September 23, 2018.
He was born December 26, 1928 in Washington, DC, to
Jane Chinn Hurst and Harvey Richardson Brassé. He is
survived by his wife Vida June Brassé and his children Sally Ann, Robert Christopher
and his wife Denise Michelle, and John Edward. He is also survived by his sister-in-law,
Mary Jane Brown.
Harvey was a 1948 graduate of Central High School in Washington, DC. He
graduated from Wilson Teachers College and was accepted into the U.S. Navy's
officers' candidate school in Long Beach, CA. He served 13 years in the Navy as a
cryptologist, retiring in 1965 with the rank of Lieutenant.
Upon his return to the D.C. area, he spent several years engaged in sales and
entrepreneurial activities, such as launching a pool management company. Harvey also
worked as the Director of Graphics for George Washington University, retiring in 1994
after 27 years of service. He was always an avid music lover, singer and piano player.
Harvey died peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones. His sense of humor, powerful
intellect, and inspiring faith and unyielding commitment to family and friends will be
remembered by all who knew him.
A memorial celebration of Harvey's life will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 11 a.m.,
at Faith Lutheran Church, 3313 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201.
A reception at the church will follow the service.
While all are welcome to attend, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be
made to SmileTrain, via my.smiletrain.org