Former Capitol Hill BID Chair Paul Pascal Has Died

Funeral to Be Held on April 12

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Paul Pascal accepts a Hilly Award for the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District. Photo: Andrew Lightman

On April 9, 2018, Paul Pascal passed away after battling cancer. He was 80 years of age.

Pascal founded the law firm of Pascal, Weiss and Hirao, P.C., which had its start in the Union Market in 1971. The firm represented beer, wine and spirit wholesalers as well as food service distributors.

Pascal was a pillar of the Capitol Hill community. He helped establish the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District. He chaired the board of the organization for seven years and continued to serve until his death.

A passionate advocate for the homeless and returning citizens, Pascal served as the Vice President of Ready, Willing & Working. This organization provides work opportunities and supportive services to the formerly incarcerated and those without adequate shelter.

Pascal leaves behind his wife Brenda Kolker Pascal and three sons, Richard, Bruce and Craig. He is survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at B’nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD. Burial will immediately follow the services at Judean Gardens, 16225 Batchellors Forest Rd., Olney, MD.

The family will receive visitors at the home of Amy and Bruce Pascal after the internment and again for Shiva services at 7:30 p.m. that evening. Shiva will continue on Saturday, April 14 at 8:30 p.m. The family will also receive visitors at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 with Shiva at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Paul’s name to: The Lincoln Cottage, Attn: Nora Cobo, 3700 North Capitol St. NW, #558, Washington DC 20011.