Jeannette Adelaide Steinbraker, 92, a retired assistant grants administrator at the National Cancer Institute, died Oct. 11 of
congestive heart failure at Briar Meadows assisted living facility in Derwood.
Mrs. Steinbraker, whose maiden name was Jeannette Sudduth, was born in Washington and graduated from the old Central
High School. She was a secretary at the FBI in the 1930s.
After raising her children, she worked for 25 years at the National Cancer Institute, retiring in 1981. She received a career
She was also secretary-treasurer of her husband's general-contracting firm, G. Morris Steinbraker & Son Inc.
For 45 years, Mrs. Steinbraker lived in Kensington, where she was a member of the sodality and altar society of Holy Redeemer
Catholic Church. She and her husband were members of the Lions Club.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening and bird-watching. She moved to Derwood in 2000.
Her husband of 66 years, George Edward Steinbraker, died in 2003.
Survivors include three children, Betty Dougherty of Springfield, N.J., David Steinbraker of Rockville and Charles Steinbraker of
Wallace, N.C.; three sisters, Betty Diver of Bethesda, Doris Williamson of Rockville and Mary Jane Eisel of Kent Island, Md.; a
brother, Charles Sudduth of Charlottesville; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
-- Matt Schudel