Don Rouse, our dear friend and comrade in all things Green and good passed away on September 10. Don has been an active Green in the Arlington local as well as the Nova Greens Local and the Green Party of Virginia for many years. He was also a reanaissance man in many ways, a superb jazz clarinet player; a tv producer and tv host for the Green Hour program on the Arlington Independent Media (AIM); and excellent writer, and a lover of nature and good walks. Don wrote a number of articles for the GPVA newsletter as well as the local Arlington Greens newsletter.
Goodbye our dear friend.
Below is his obiturary published in the Washington Post:
John Donald Rouse, 76, of Arlington VA died Sept. 10, 2013 at his residence in Arlington VA. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sandra Hertlein Rouse, sons Philip and John (Amy Morilla) of Brooklyn NY and grandchildren John Carlito and Colette Morilla Rouse. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Sarah Hertlein, Portland OR and Linda (Michael) Gentry, Lima OH. Memorials may be made to Capital Caring Hospice, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church VA 22042
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