It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Council member Thomas J. Cholis. Tom joined the Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council in 1980, was a member of the Board of Directors and served as President in 1991. Despite his long illness, Tom remained an active member and attended Council events when his health allowed.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 6 - 8 pm at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Church, followed by a reception at Columbia Country Club.
Tom greatly valued his friendships in the professional community, having built so many over his more than 30 years in the trust and investment fields. One of the first employees of Chevy Chase Trust, Tom served as Chief Fiduciary Officer, Relationship Manager, and Senior Advisor to help build the practice. Outside of work, he raised two children with his wife, Nancy, to whom he was married for nearly 50 years. He devoted countless hours to his community including serving as a Board Member at Easter Seals and Stone Ridge School. Tom received a BBA from the University of Notre Dame, a Juris Doctor and LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, and was an officer in the U.S. Army.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, 9101 Rockville Pike Bethesda MD 20816.
Virginia Cheung, Esq.