|Geane Lillian Rosenbloth Leibovitch
Geane Lillian Leibovitch, 89, a retired administrative aide at the Veterans Administration, died of pneumonia Feb. 3 at
Maplewood Park Place in Bethesda.
Mrs. Leibovitch, a native Washingtonian, held a variety of federal jobs. She was a secretary to forensic pathologists at Walter
Reed Army Medical Center, a stenographer in the House and Senate, a fiscal clerk for the War Department and an auditor at the
General Accounting Office.
She retired in 1983 from the chief medical director's office in the VA's Department of Medicine and Surgery. Born Golda Lillian
Rosenbloth, she later changed her first name to Geane but was known as Lillian. She grew up in a rowhouse near Sixth and C
Streets SW, close to her father's Pennsylvania Avenue hardware store.
Their home later was torn down for a parking lot, and the buildings across the street were replaced by the Longworth House
Office Building in 1933.
She graduated from Central High School in Washington and the old Columbus University School of Accountancy. She played
basketball on the Blue Stars team at the Jewish Community Center. She followed her first husband, an Army dentist, to various
posts, including one in Japan.
She returned to Washington in 1954 and was active in charities, co-producing entertainment shows at the VA Hospital and the
U.S. Soldiers' Home. She edited and illustrated the newsletter for the Silver Spring B'nai B'rith Women's Thrift Shop and was a
former president of the VA's Toastmasters women's affiliate club.
She moved to Maplewood Park Place in Bethesda in 1997 and enjoyed dancing at resident parties, participating in club activities
and writing for its newsletter.
Her first marriage, to Sidney Davidson, ended in divorce. She was later married for 21 years to Isidor Leibovitch, who died in
Survivors include four children from her first marriage, Elaine Davis of Bay Harbor, Fla., Sally Henning of North Canton, Ohio,
Roberta Miller of Woodbine, Md., and Donald Davidson of Washington; three stepchildren, Norman Leibovitch of Shadyside, Md.,
Jack Leibovitch of Baltimore and Mel Leibovitch of New Carrollton; and three grandchildren.
-- Patricia Sullivan