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In Memoriam of Bulbul Howard

It is my lamentable duty to inform you that Bulbul Howard, our fellow active Republican, friend, and wife of now deceased stalwart DC GOP member, Bob, died on April 10, 2018.

Bulbul was born on November 21, 1932 in Calcutta and raised in Delhi, India.  After receiving degrees from the University of Delhi, she moved to England in the 1950s, where she received her B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from Oxford University, and where she met Bob.  They moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she was on the faculty of The Winchester-Thurston School before they moved to the District of Columbia in 1960.  She was on the faculty of the National Cathedral School prior to raising her three children.  She was active in our local party for many years and she also worked in the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.  Anyone who knew Bulbul knows she was devoted to her family and that her passions included cooking and gardening.

Bulbul served the DC GOP as Treasurer, on the Executive Committee and on the Budget Committee.  Ward 3 residents will remember Bulbul as a very active Ward Chair.  In 2010 Betsy Werronen, Tony Parker, and Bob Kabel awarded both Bulbul and Bob the DC GOP Lifetime Achievement Award.  Thiers, indeed, was a lifetime of achievements.  We will miss them both.

Bulbul and Bob were amazing people and a devoted couple.  I will never forget that they were always together; both fiercely independent, yet equal partners.  Bulbul and Bob were married for nearly 60 years and Bob died last year.  Bulbul is survived by her three children, Nina Regan (Bill) of McLean, VA, Nicholas Howard (Catherine) of London, UK and Sarah Howard (Dan Ezrow) of Washington, DC; and six grandchildren, Emma Regan of Berkeley, CA, Anna Regan of McLean, VA, Jonathan, William, and Sophia Howard of London, UK and Alexandra Ezrow of Washington, DC.

A joint memorial service for Bulbul and Bob will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Woodley House or the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys in Washington, DC.  Please go to and for further information.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Howard family.

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