Dolores Virginia Moore Griesemer

Published in The Washington Post on September 30, 2012


Dolores M. Griesemer, who retired in 1990 from the Office
of Thrift Supervision (formerly the Federal Home Loan
Bank Board), died September 27, 2012 at the Frederick
Memorial Hospital.

She died after a seizure brought on and possibly caused
by the complications of suffering from a "brittle" form of Type II diabetes.

A native Washingtonian, "Dee" Griesemer was born at home on the top floor of a
three-story row house in southeast Washington, DC, to Mary Grace (Zell) and Howard
L. Moore. She attended D.C. public schools and graduated from
Eastern High
School in 1944.

Trained as a secretary, she was the first in her family to graduate from high school and
began her career in the typing pool at the Bank Board.

After an eight-year hiatus, Mrs. Griesemer returned to the Board in 1957 and was
eventually promoted to personnel management specialist-one of few to earn this
position without benefit of a college education.

For most of her married life, Mrs. Griesemer resided in Temple Hills, Maryland with her
husband of 26 years, Jeremiah Deuel Griesemer. Mr. Griesemer, an attorney who
began his career at the Naval Research Lab and eventually practiced in Prince
George's County, died in 1975.

Retiring after 40 years of federal service, Mrs. Griesemer moved to Annapolis and
several years later relocated to Frederick, Maryland. During her retirement, she traveled
extensively on cruises taking her to ports-of-call around the world. She was a devoted
and loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors include two children, Nancy Griesemer (Rod Solomon) of Oakton, Virginia,
and Jeremiah Griesemer Jr. (Virginia), of Frederick, Maryland; and five grandchildren,
Julia Solomon Ensor (Jeffrey), Justin Solomon, Kathryn Griesemer, Bonnie Griesemer,
and Jeremiah Griesemer III.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, at St. Ignatius
Church, in Fort Washington, Maryland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center to support
much-needed research.