WILLIAM STANLEY RAU, JR. (Age
On Saturday, March 29, 2014, of Takoma
Park, MD was born in Washington, DC at
Georgetown University Hospital to the late
William S. and Edna Francis Rau.
Brother of the late Richard A. Rau. Also
survived locally by Maureen Smith (Douglas)
Breitenbach, Ronald E. Smith, Stephen Richey
and numerous relatives.
He was a 1942 Central High School graduate, served in World War II in
the 87th Infantry Division and spent 36 years with Bell Systems in D.C.
until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of Telecom Pioneers, Boy
Scouts of America, Knights of Columbus, Life member of the Rosensteel
Council, 2169, World War II Memorial Charter Member and a member of
the 87th Infantry Division Association.
Mr. Rau was an avid movie enthusiast and former bowler.
Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University
Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD, (Valet Parking), Monday, March 31,
from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Redeemer Church, Summit Ave and Cable
Drive, Kensington, MD, on Tuesday, April 1, at 10:30 a.m.
Interment Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded
Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Published in The Washington Post from Mar. 31 to Apr. 1, 2014