Jane Knight Dommel
2005
Jane Knight Dommel, 85, a native Washingtonian who advised students taking correspondence courses, died Dec. 15 of kidney
failure at her home in Gaithersburg.
She was born at her family's home in Georgetown and was a 1938 graduate of the Western High School (now Duke Ellington
School of the Arts).
During World War II, Mrs. Dommel was a telephone operator at the British Embassy. After several years as a homemaker, she
joined the McGraw-Hill publishing company in 1964 as an adviser of students taking correspondence courses with the
company's materials. She retired in 1984.
She lived in the District until she moved to Gaithersburg in 1985. She was a member of Christ Church, an Episcopal church in
Georgetown, and the Western-Ellington Alumni Association.
She was known in her Georgetown neighborhood for her fudge, which she sold in small packets during Lent to raise funds for
her church.
Her husband of 44 years, Fred W. Dommel, died in 1985.
Survivors include three children, F. William Dommel Jr. of Hollywood, Fla., Thomas S. Dommel of Damascus and Winnie J.
Harrigan of Gaithersburg; one sister; two brothers; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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Jane Knight Dommel 2005

Jane Knight Dommel, 85, a native Washingtonian who advised students taking
correspondence courses, died Dec. 15 of kidney failure at her home in Gaithersburg.

She was born at her family's home in Georgetown and was a
1938 graduate of the
Western High School
(now Duke Ellington School of the Arts).
During World War II, Mrs. Dommel was a telephone operator at the British Embassy.
After several years as a homemaker, she
joined the McGraw-Hill publishing company in 1964 as an adviser of students taking
correspondence courses with the
company's materials. She retired in 1984.
She lived in the District until she moved to Gaithersburg in 1985. She was a member of
Christ Church, an Episcopal church in
Georgetown, and the Western-Ellington Alumni Association.
She was known in her Georgetown neighborhood for her fudge, which she sold in small
packets during Lent to raise funds for
her church.
Her husband of 44 years, Fred W. Dommel, died in 1985.
Survivors include three children, F. William Dommel Jr. of Hollywood, Fla., Thomas S.
Dommel of Damascus and Winnie J.
Harrigan of Gaithersburg; one sister; two brothers; six grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren.