Obituary of CHARLES SURES, Lawyer
Published in The Washington Post, December 3, 2000
Charles Sures was a lifelong resident of this area. Mr. Sures was born in Washington, D. C. and graduated from Central High School in 1940. He received bachelor of arts, bachelor of laws and master of laws degrees from George
Washington University and in 1949 began his law practice in Washington. In 1963, he moved to Montgomery County and opened his office in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he practiced as a trial lawyer until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of the bar of Maryland, of the District of Columbia and of New York.
Mr. Sures was a pianist and an aerobatic pilot. He also held serious interests in philosophy—particularly, Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, to which he subscribed in its entirety—and in philately, computers, tennis, the violin, and the study of mathematics and physics. “In all my life, there is nothing that I have had the opportunity to do and wanted to do that I have not done,” he said.
He served 3 1/2 years in World War II and participated in the invasion of Iwo Jima as a Lt.(jg) USNR in amphibious landing craft.
Survivors include: his wife, Mary Ann Sures, of Bethesda, whom he married in 1965; two sons by a former marriage, Douglas Delmont of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and Brian Delmont of Warwick, Rhode Island; his brother, Allan, of
Annapolis and two sisters, Bebe Gilbert of Bethesda and Ruth Ferber of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Services will be at a funeral home and burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery. Mr. Sures requested that expressions of sympathy be in the form of a donation to The Ayn Rand Institute, Marina del Rey, California 90292.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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