Clovis Tigre (1938–2017)

Photos courtesy of family of Clovis Tigre.

Photos courtesy of family of Clovis Tigre.

Former Burleith resident Clovis Tigre, 79, died on August 23, 2017. Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, he resided in Washington, DC, for the last 39 years.

Dr. Tigre had a distinguished career in public health as an epidemiologist at the Secretaria da Saúde do Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil and subsequently at the Pan American Health Organization in Washington, DC. In the international arena of public health, his work was dedicated to broad and complex epidemiology cases. He encouraged the implementation of pioneering public health initiatives with several government bodies and research institutions. He was characterized by his natural leadership and remarkable ability to critically evaluate public health issues, which earned him the admiration and recognition of those who worked with him.

Dr. Tigre was preceded in death by his wife, Heloisa Tigre, an artist and a printmaker. They married in Brazil in 1966, and moved to Burleith in 1978 with their two children. The family fully enjoyed living in Burleith. The ability to walk to nearby shops and destinations, the charming row houses, the friendly spirit of the neighborhood: all were appreciated throughout the years.

Dr. Tigre is survived by his son, Marcos Tigre of Great Falls, VA, and his daughter, Eloisa Tigre Raynault of Seattle, WA.