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Posted at 11:54 PM ET, 07/27/2010

Sunday's storm claims fourth victim

By Erica Johnston

Sunday's violent thunderstorm has claimed its fourth fatality.

Carl Henn, 48, a Rockville civic activist, died Tuesday afternoon at Washington Hospital Center after apparently being struck by lightning during the storm, Rockville mayor Phyllis Marcuccio said late Tuesday night.

Marcuccio described Henn as “one of the kindest, gentlest, warmest individuals” and said he started Rockville’s community garden program. He was killed at a community garden celebration in the King Farm neighborhood, Marcuccio said.

-- Martin Weil

By Erica Johnston  | July 27, 2010; 11:54 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Maryland  
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This is sad news for Rockville and for Montgomery County.

I vigorously disagreed with Mr. Henn on one very major issue - Maryland's InterCounty Connector toll road project, but I respected him as a worthy and tenacious opponent.

Posted by: cpzpd | July 28, 2010 2:04 AM | Report abuse

Carl was a decent family man who cared deeply about his community. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Boris222 | July 28, 2010 8:06 AM | Report abuse

Rest, Carl. You are so beloved, respected and appreciated. The world is now missing an incredible person.

Posted by: 3labs99 | July 28, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

I'm an editor at the Post. If anyone who knew Carl would be willing to speak with us today, including the above commenters, please give me a call at 202-334-4554. Thanks,
Luke Rosiak

Posted by: lrosiak | July 28, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

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