Daphne A. Philos, aged 77, of Merritt Island, FL died unexpectedly on June 2,
2021. She was born in Hastings, NE in 1944 and raised in Washington, D.C..
Daphne graduated from Wellesley College in MA with a degree in Political
Daphne interned in U.S. Congressional offices during college and as a first job
upon graduation. She gradually segued into executive positions with trade
associations, including, NAVA (National Audio Visual Association), NEA (National
Education Association), ETS (Educational Testing Service), and finally ASIS
(American Society for Industrial Security).
As a resident of Alexandria, VA, Daphne pursued her lifelong passion for politics.
She actively worked with the campaigns of U.S. Congressional candidates, VA
State Representatives, Alexandria City Officials and the Alexandria Democratic
Daphne is survived by her sisters, Diane Philos-Jensen of W. Barnstable, MA
and Valerie Morris of Accokeek, MD. She also leaves behind her beloved
nephews, niece, and their children. Daphne amassed a large group of loyal
friends and colleagues. She will be greatly missed by many people.
If you wish to honor Daphne and her interests, please consider a donation to
your local Humane Society, the A.S.P.C.A, or the Democratic National