William A. Lemer

January 24, 1941 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 78)


On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, William A. Lemer (Bill) of Chevy Chase, MD passed away peacefully in his sleep. Beloved husband of Miriam (Mickey) Lemer; devoted father of Eric (Sabrina), Keith (Stephanie) and Jodi Moraru (Eldad); cherished “PopPop” to Alexandra and Vanessa Lemer,  Jordyn, Lauren and Austin Lemer and Eli and Talia Moraru; loving brother of Gary Lemer (Mary Ann) and brother-in-law of Wilma and Stuart Bernstein and Suellen and the late Melvyn Estrin and caring uncle to his nieces, nephews and their children. Born in Paterson, New Jersey on January 24, 1941 to Evelyn and Moe Lemer, Bill was a proud transplanted Washingtonian. He moved to the city the day after he graduated high school to begin college at American University. A successful entrepreneur, Bill started Lemer Advertising (which became one of the largest agencies in Washington, DC), owned a local radio station, launched multiple retail ventures and was also involved in real estate development. Most importantly, Bill will be remembered for his love of life, sense of humor, gentle and kind ways and of course his times spent at the beach with his family and friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 6, 10:30 AM at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St, NW (live streaming available at with interment to follow at King David Memorial Gardens in Falls Church, VA.  Family will be receiving friends and observing Shiva on Monday, January 6 following services (minyan at 7pm) and Tuesday, January 7 at 3pm (minyan at 7pm) at the residence of Keith and Stephanie Lemer. As Bill was always a kid at heart, donations can be made to Children’s National Hospital Foundation (in honor of William Lemer; attn: Shelby Tudor, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 650, Silver Spring, MD 20910;  Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

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Temple Service
January 6, 2020

10:30 AM
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St. NW
Washington, DC 20016

January 6, 2020

King David Memorial Gardens (entrance on Hollywood Road)
7482 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042


Children's National Hospital Foundation
801 Roeder Road Suite 650, Silver Spring MD 20910

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