Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 11, 2015
GEORGE ROBERT RHODES, JR., Ph.D.
On January 4, 2015, at Virginia Hospital Center. He was predeceased
by his wife, Doris Smith Rhodes of 47 years, December 26, 2013. Dr.
Rhodes was a beloved principal of McKinley High School and retired
from DC Public Schools as the Assistant Superintendent for Secondary
Schools. He also was retired after careers in the US Department of
Education, and an 8 year position at Howard University. Left to mourn
him are two cousins, Ida Smith of Silver Spring, MD and Roland Salaam
of Brooklyn, NY. He is fondly remembered by devoted friends, Michael
Grant, Eloise Brown, Wesley Days, and Elora Kilgore.
Service will be held on January 20, 2015 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 2700 19th Street
South, Arlington, VA 22204. Viewing at 10 a.m. with Mass to follow at 11 a.m. Interment at Gate
of Heaven Cemetery, at Georgia Ave. and Aspen Hill Rd. in Silver Spring, MD. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in his name to Notre Dame University, 400 Main Building Notre Dame,
IN 46556 or Our Lady Queen of Peace. Arrangements by McGuire.
McGuire Funeral Service, Inc.
7400 Georgia Avenue NW Washington, DC 20012