On January 28, 2018, Lois Hechinger England, beloved widow of Richard England; devoted mother of Cathy England (deceased), Nonie (Larry) Akman and Rick (Diana) England passed away peacefully. She is the loving grandmother of Evan Peugh, Ryan Peugh, Sara (Chris) Lange, Jonathan Akman, Alex Akman, Justine England, Sandy England and Natalya England; and adoring great-grandmother of Sydney, Griffin and Rory Lange. Lois was a strong supporter of CHEC and gave of herself selflessly to children and causes in need.
On November 28, 2015, Dick and Lois’ eldest daughter, Cathy England, died peacefully surrounded by her family. She is the beloved mother of Ryan Peugh, Evan Peugh, and his wife Leah Gelb; sister of Nonie (Joan) Akman and her husband Larry Akman, and Rick England and his wife Diana England. As President of the family foundation, Cathy presided over a series of targeted after school grants that accelerated the transformation of the Lincoln Middle School into one of the DC Public School‘s most successful middle schools.
Dick, who passed away on April 1, 2013, remains a towering figure and an exemplary model of leadership for our school community and the District. As we celebrate our young scholars, we do so in large part because of the legacy of Dick England. Not only do we owe our beautiful campus to the resolve and generosity of Dick and his wonderful wife Lois, the England family’s sustained committment to CHEC has also made it possible for countless students to pursue higher education.