The Washington Post

Tyler Holt, USAID official


Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Tyler Holt, 54, an official with the U.S. Agency for Internatio­nal Developmen­t who specialize­d in economics of the Middle East, died Sept. 28 at his home in Bethesda, Md. The cause was brain cancer, said his wife, Anne Holt.

Mr. Holt was born in Newport, R.I.

He joined USAID in 2000 and served in Egypt, the Philippine­s and Germany. His last position, in 2019 and 2020, was as chief of economic developmen­t in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

William Freienmuth, electrical engineer

William Freienmuth, 101, an electrical engineer who retired in 1984 as senior vice president of defense contractor Vitro Corp., died Oct. 10 at an assisted-living facility in Waynesboro, Pa. The cause was congestive heart failure, said a son, Karl Freienmuth.

Mr. Freienmuth was born in Tonganoxie, Kan., and settled in the Washington area shortly after World War II.

He was the earliest employees of Vitro and for years was manager of research and developmen­t. He was a past president of the Montgomery County Board of

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