Prominent Bethesda Attorney Dies Unexpectedly

Nancy Fax was a rarely reputable estate profession and philanthropist

Nancy Fax

Nancy Fax

Via Pasternak Fidis

Updated 5 p.m.: Nancy Fax, a handling partner of a Bethesda law organisation Pasternak Fidis, died Monday after a brief illness.

Fax, 64, was a former chair of a Estate and Trust Law Section of a Maryland State Bar Association. Highly respected, Fax was selected by her peers as one of a tip estate lawyers in a Bethesda area for a story in a arriving July/August emanate of Bethesda Magazine. According to a story, “Only a handful of internal estate attorneys win as many soap-box reviews as Fax, who, according to colleagues, expertly blends her believe of marriage, divorce and estate law.”

Fax, who lived in Chevy Chase, was an active philanthropist. A former chair of a Community Foundation for Montgomery County, Fax recently had assimilated a house of Identity, a Gaithersburg nonprofit that helps Latino youth. She also was a coach for Future Link.

Fax served for 12 years on a Community Foundation board, a Foundation’s Executive Director Anna Hargrave said. “She was only brilliant, kind, strategic, ardent and deeply clinging to a community,” Hargrave pronounced Tuesday.

Sally Rudney, a former executive executive of a nonprofit Community Foundation in Montgomery County, called Fax a rarely reputable chairman who helped clients find a “most effective and many satisfying” approach to give income to gift during estate planning.

“In my opinion, Nancy did some-more to inspire hospitality than any other profession in Montgomery County,” Rudney wrote in an email to Bethesda Beat.

Phil O’Donoghue, another estate lawyer, pronounced he remembers Fax as a inexhaustible crony and a dedicated lawyer. He pronounced an IRS representative he was operative with once asked if he knew Fax and afterwards described her as “the many challenging lawyer.”

“I thought, that is true,” O’Donoghue said. “Because if we had a traffic with Nancy we knew she was totally committed to her client. And she was satisfactory though never a pushover and always prepared and reasoned. And challenging was a good word for her.”

Though Fax was good into her career, her peers pronounced she showed no signs of negligence down and, other than her remarkable illness, was in remarkably good health. She worked out each day and kept active, Steven Widdes, an estate attorney, said. Recently, she had told him she designed to keep operative forever.

“With her vibrancy and her organizational skills we didn’t doubt that,” Widdes said. “I only insincere she’d be around forever. It only feels like someone has been taken divided from us that was a really special tellurian being.”

Anne Coventry, an profession during Pasternak Fidis, wrote in an email to clients Tuesday morning that Fax had died after a “very brief, really unexpected, and really harmful illness.” She pronounced Fax had been formulation to bear chemotherapy.

Pasternak Fidis was sealed Tuesday in mourning. Information on wake services was not nonetheless available.

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