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Robert F. Cephas

August 28, 1944 ~ May 9, 2021 (age 76)

Obituary

 

Robert Foster Cephas was the youngest of three children born to the late Dr. Charles Robert Cephas and Bessie Foster Cephas in New Brighton, PA.

He graduated from New Brighton High School in 1962 and then moved to Washington, DC to attend Howard University where he majored in Zoology. Upon graduation, Robert went to medical school but later joined the United States Air Force. He spent much of his career educating others: as a science teacher in DCPS, a race relations officer in the Air Force, and as a higher education administrator at UMBC and Montgomery College. 

He is survived by his wife, Judith Grevious Cephas; his son, Charles Robert Cephas II of Atlanta, GA; his daughter, Chellee Renee Cephas of Silver Spring, MD; two grandsons Edward Lawrence Cephas of Atlanta, GA and Langston Robert Cephas of Silver Spring, MD; two sisters Rose Willis of Pooler, GA and Vickie Corneille (Gerard) of Virginia Beach, VA; his sister-in-law, Dr. Carole Beckford (Evon) of New Rochelle, NY, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and life-long friends. 
 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 20, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McGuire Funeral Home
7400 Georgia Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20012

Visitation
Friday
May 21, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Alfred Street Baptist Church
301 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Private Services
Friday
May 21, 2021

11:00 AM
Alfred Street Baptist Church
301 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date

Arlington National Cemetery
King Drive
Arlington, VA 22211

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