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Nancy G. Fax
August 13, 1953 – June 4, 2018

Prominent Bethesda Attorney Dies Unexpectedly

Nancy Fax was a highly respected estate attorney and philanthropist

Bethesda Beat Staff     Published:
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Nancy Fax, the managing partner of the Bethesda law firm Pasternak & Fidis, died Monday after a brief illness.

Fax, 64, was the former chair of the Estate and Trust Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association. Highly respected, Fax was chosen by her peers as one of the top estate lawyers in the Bethesda area for a story in the upcoming July/August issue of Bethesda Magazine. According to the story, “Only a handful of local estate attorneys win as many rave reviews as Fax, who, according to colleagues, expertly blends her knowledge of marriage, divorce and estate law.”

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

Fax served for 12 years on the Community Foundation board, the Foundation's executive director Anna Hargrave said.

"She was just brilliant, kind, strategic, passionate and deeply devoted to our community," Hargrave said Tuesday.

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