Sunday, February 01, 2009

Gus Palmer

Augustus Lindsay Palmer Jr., 57, chief financial officer for CRP Inc., a Washington health and communications consulting firm, died Dec. 19 at Holy Cross Hospital of complications from a stroke.

Mr. Palmer was born in Newport News and in 1969 was among the first black graduates of the Deerfield Academy private school in Massachusetts. He later graduated from Johns Hopkins University.

He was a financial consultant before becoming CRP's chief financial officer 15 years ago.

Mr. Palmer lived in Silver Spring and was board chairman of the Rock Creek Parish of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Washington.

His father, Augustus L. Palmer, died Jan. 20.

Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Denise Robinson-Palmer, and two daughters, Lindsay Palmer and Jasmine Palmer, all of Silver Spring; two brothers, Rodney L. Palmer of Washington and Robert L. Palmer of Silver Spring; and two sisters, Mercedes Renee Palmer of Columbia and Ann Palmer Moss of Washington Township, N.J.

The Washington Post, February 1, 2009