Today's Washington Post has a very minor obituary for Joan Tibbetts, a local woman who fiercely defended the reputation of her father Percy Crosby, and his strip Skippy.
Joan Tibbetts, estate administrator
Washington Post December 28 2019
I think everyone who wrote about comics in the DC area was probably contacted at one time or another by Mrs. Tibbetts. I certainly was. Her father's creation is probably best recalled now as an inspiration for Peanuts, but it was very popular in the 1920s and he was a millionaire from it. The Post obituary links to a 1979 article on the trip and her father.