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Douglas Roy Bankert, 77, Fort Washington

Douglas Roy Bankert, 77, of Fort Washington died Jan. 13, 2013, at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

Born June 2, 1935, in the District, he was the son of the late Robert Milton Bankert and the late Alda Mae Neff Bankert.

He was a seaman in the U.S. Navy, where he was an aircraft mechanic. Later, he worked as an electrician and elevator mechanic for the Bureau of Engraving & Printing until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Moose Lodge, the Veterans of Foreign Wares and the American Legion. He enjoyed small engine repair, tinkering in his garage and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rosie Ann Windsor Bankert of Fort Washington; daughters, Denise M. McCloskey and her husband Dennis of Waldorf and Sharon A. Bankert of Fort Washington; sister, Mary R. Treffert and her husband Joseph of Arab, Ala.; and grandchildren, Kyle, Kimberly, Brendan and Michael McCloskey of Waldorf.

A life celebration with prayers by Deacon Robert Martin was held Jan. 17 at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, Charlotte Hall. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Waldorf. The Rev. Zygmunt Kurzawinski will officiate. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 31 at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham.

Memorial contributions may be made to Maryland Special Olympics, P.O. Box 23961, Baltimore, MD 21203-5961.