Thomas Robert Bartman WASHINGTON, D.C. - Thomas Robert Bartman, 59, died May 13, 2013, due to complications from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). He is survived by his wife, Caroline Dixon Bartman (Nenie), and daughters, Caroline Ruth Wyche Bartman and Jane Watkins Dixon Bartman of Washington, DC. He is also survived by his mother, Pauline Ruth Eidt Bartman; sister, Elizabeth Bartman Smith; brother-in-law, John D. Smith; and niece and nephews of McLean, VA; and brother-in-law, Joe Dixon Jr. of Columbia, SC. He was predeceased by his father, Robert Bartman. Tom was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and spent most of his childhood years in Frankfurt and Munich, developing a lifelong interest in German language and culture. He graduated with honors from Haverford College in Pennsylvania, received a Master's of Philosophy from Yale University in German Literature and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable D. Dortch Warriner in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Tom practiced law in the fields of environmental and Native American law with various D.C. law firms, the Department of Justice, and most recently the Solicitor's Office of the Department of the Interior. An active member of The National Presbyterian Church, where he served as deacon, elder, and Stephen Minister, he was especially proud of his participation in The National Presbyterian Church choir, which complemented his love of classical music. He also loved to travel, enjoying trips to Europe, China and India as well as a memorable rafting trip down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon with a group from South Carolina. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The National Presbyterian Church (4101 Nebraska Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016) or The ALS Association (1275 K Street NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20005).