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James D. Dalrymple
September 27, 1962 – September 27, 2007 

James David Dalrymple was born in Takoma Park, Maryland, on September 27, 1962 and passed away due to heart failure in his home in Germantown, Maryland, on September 27, 2007. He was 45 years of age.

Jim grew up in Aspen Hill, Maryland, playing baseball, football and basketball for the Wheaton Boys Club. He attended Robert E. Peary High School, where he excelled in academics, football and baseball. He starred in numerous high school musicals and other drama productions and he developed a passion for playing guitar and song writing. 

He attended Frostburg State University, majoring in political science and earning his B.S. degree with honors in 1984.   Jim studied law at Catholic University, in Washington, D.C., earning his Juris Doctor in 1987. While in law school, he clerked for the Rockville law firm of Wilson, McCarty and Ethridge. Following graduation, Jim clerked for one year for the Honorable James McAuliffe in the Montgomery County Circuit Court.   Thereafter, Jim joined the law firm of Linowes and Blocher in 1988, later joining the law firm of Stein Sperling before branching out on his own and starting the law firm of James D. Dalrymple, Esq., P.C. in Gaithersburg. Jim’s expertise was in litigation, also practicing in the areas of estates and trusts.

As an attorney, Jim continued his love of music, enjoying his participation in the Bar Association’s annual variety show, The Bar Review, where he played guitar, sang, performed skits and helped write and produce the shows. He was active in the Bar Association, serving for numerous years as the chair of the Pro Bono Committee.

Jim married Judy Ann Witters of Rockville in November of 1989, and together they had three children, Ariel (age 16), Alex (14), and Allison (11). He is also survived by his parents, Chuck and Jann Dalrymple, his two sisters, Valerie Rollins and Jackie Dalrymple Perry (Sid) and his brother Bob Dalrymple (Jane).

Jim will be remembered by all for his quick wit, his love of music, his high ethical standards, his athletic abilities, his love of the Redskins, his love of his family and his kindness. He will be greatly missed.

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