Published in The Washington Post on May 24, 2020
Donald A. Didden
On May 19, 2020, Donald A. Didden, Sr, passed away from
Mr. Didden was survived by his loving wife, Maryellen Gavin
Didden; his three children, Donald A. Didden, Jr; David A.
Didden (Rhoya T. Didden); and Sarah E. Didden; and five
grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, James M. Didden.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, George A. Didden III (sjhs 1963), and Richard A.
Didden (1966), and by his sister, Dorothee Didden Riederer.
Mr. Didden was a longtime banker in the District of Columbia, working for The National
Capital Bank for 41 years and retiring in 2011 as Executive Vice President, and remained a
member of the bank's board of directors until the time of his death.
He was a 1968 graduate of St. Johns College High School and subsequently studied with
the American Institute of Banking. In his earlier days he was interested in youth sports and
coached several years in youth soccer and basketball.
A private ceremony will be held at Christ Church Parish in Stevensville, MD, at a time and
date to be determined later.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations, in Mr. Didden's to Christ Church Parish of