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DCAR is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Josephine Ricks, a monumental figure in DC real estate, on October 25.

Jo was the chairman of the DC Real Estate Commission at the time of her passing, as well as Associate Broker at City Houses for 25 years. She was also so much more than that. She was an activist in her Logan Circle neighborhood, the lead vocalist of the band Hook, Line and Sinker, a member of the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, a Washingtonian of 50 years, and a friend and leader to so many.

She passed away at a hospice facility near her home after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

A service will be held for Jo on November 2 at 11:00 am at Washington’s National Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Jo’s memory to St. George’s Episcopal Church (P.O. Box 30, Valley Lee, Maryland 20692-0030).

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