Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 12, 2017
Passed away March 8, 2017 after battling cancer. She was 76.
A native of Washington, DC, Woodrow Wilson '1958, Harriet graduated Magna Cum Laude
from Georgetown University ('62) with a major in French and Russian.
For many years she worked as the specialist in PL1 at the NIH Data Center in Bethesda MD.
Ms Weltman was a resident of Golden Colorado for over 25 years. Disabled by polio when
she was 10, Harriet became an avid skier and taught disabled skiers at Winter Park, CO for
many years. Harriet was a nature lover who visited the Antarctic, Arctic, Africa, Alaska, and
Galapagos Islands. She was accomplished at piano and guitar as well. Of the battle with
cancer, the Cancer Center Director described Harriet Weltman as "a spitfire!".
She is survived by a brother, Robert Weltman of Denver, CO; niece Lauren Davenport of
Brooklyn, NY; nephew Andrew Weltman of Washington DC; niece Sarah Yehuda of
Englewood NJ; three grand nieces; one grand nephew; cousins Joan Paglin of Eugene OR;
and Arlene Bell of Seattle, WA; and a second cousin Philip Aghion of Moscow, Russia.
In lieu of flowers, she wished that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to any
reputable charity that helps women or animals.