Our Obituaries

Samuel Cheatham Richmond

March 12, 1960 - August 9, 2017

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Anne Hall Whittle

October 17, 1952 - August 5, 2017

WHITTLEAnne Hall Whittle (Age 64)On August 4, 2017, Anne passed away peacefully at home in Alexandria. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Rob, and two daughters, Lucy Goldstein (Jeremy) and Lindsay Comstock (Ethan), and a granddaughter, Jane. She is also survived by two sisters, Tina Baugher and Cathy Stopher. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. The immediate family as well...
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Sally Clarke WRIGHT

March 29, 1933 - July 29, 2017

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Linda Faye Carter

November 5, 1953 - July 26, 2017

Linda Faye Carter was born November 5th, 1953, in Buffalo, New York. She passed away with her family by her side on July 26th, 2017, after battling breast cancer. She is sorely missed by her husband Alan, son Rhys, daughter Morgan, mother Mary Parkhill, brothers Jeff and Dave Parkhill, and their spouses Paulette and Kathy. Linda grew up in Buffalo until, at the age of 26, she met her future...
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Frances Smith ARMSTRONG

June 13, 1947 - July 24, 2017

Frances Smith Armstrong, 70, of Alexandria, Virginia - beloved mother, grandmother, and educator - passed away peacefully in her home on the morning of July 24, 2017. Fran, daughter of Nelle and Dixon Smith, Jr., was born in Columbus, GA on June 13, 1947. She grew up in Richmond, Virginia, attended Thomas Jefferson High School, and graduated from Mary Washington College of the University of...
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Louise Jennette Miller

June 19, 1926 - July 23, 2017

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William Jerome Hanusek

March 27, 1920 - July 20, 2017

William Jerome Hanusek, Msgt US Army Retired, passed away on July 20, 2017 in Palm Bay, FL. He was born on March 27, 1920 in Mount Pleasant, PA to Lawrence and Sofie Hanusek.William served in WWII and Korea as a combat medic in Guadual Canal and Bouganville. Retired as Msgt. After retiring from the military, he worked in a civilian capacity for US Army Engineer School, Training Doctrine Command...
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David F. Lisi

November 27, 1945 - July 20, 2017

DAVID LISI (Age 71)David Lisi passed away peacefullly at Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Alexandria on July 20, 2017. David graduated from Thomas Edison High School in Fairfax County and then attended the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where he studied woodwinds.In 1969 he volunteered for the draft and served in the 4th Infantry Division Army Band in Vietnam from May 1969...
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Raymond Carl Mahns

October 25, 1937 - July 19, 2017

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Martha Dell Desch BRUMBAUGH

June 15, 1940 - July 9, 2017

Martha Dell Desch Brumbaugh passed away at home in Old Town Alexandria on 9 July. Beloved wife of 42 years to Bob, she is also survived by nieces Karen Thomson and Maggie Rodriguez in northern VA and Niki Lynn Burkham and Mandy Niblett in Texas. She was preceded in death by her brother Jon Desch in May. Born in Kansas City, MO in 1940, but moved to Texas as fast she could months later with her...
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Arza Smalley

January 29, 1920 - July 6, 2017

Arza George Smalley (Age 97) Passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 6, 2017, in Alexandria, Virginia. Arza was born on January 29, 1920, to the late Arza and Mildred Smalley, in Sylvania, Ohio. As a teenager, Arza learned to play golf and caddied at the Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio, where he worked under Herman Lang. Arza left high school before graduating to work in the...
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Florence L. Lynch

December 4, 1923 - July 5, 2017

Florence L Lynch"Gaga" (Age 93)On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, Florence L Lynch fell asleep in the home that she loved and woke up in Heaven. Devoted mother of Mike Lynch (Cristine), Bill Lynch, (Maggie), Jeanie Golub (Spencer), Mary Lynch (Rich Smith), Bobby Lynch (Hope) and Bridget Fenley (Carl); grandmother of Sean (Tanya), Rachel, Ethan, Alina, Alexander, Adam, Casey and Piper; great...
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Jeffrey Scott Noce

July 24, 1968 - July 5, 2017

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Jeffery Scott Noce, on July 5, 2017.  Jeff was a beloved  son, father, husband, brother and friend.  Jeff was born on July 24, 1968 to Peter and Dottie Noce.  He graduated from Patrick Henry High School, in Roanoke, in 1986.  He was a graduate of Randolph-Macon College in 1990 and was a member of the...
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Christopher Wade Leffler

October 8, 1988 - July 1, 2017

Christopher Wade Leffler, 28, passed away in Sterling Virginia on July 1st, 2017. Chris was born on October 8th, 1988 in Fairfax, Virginia. As a young man Chris excelled as a musician, academic and athlete, with dreams of playing professional baseball. He graduated from West Potomac High School in 2007 and later desired to become an anesthesiologist. Chris is remembered for being a friend to...
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Carol Ann Marshall

October 14, 1938 - July 1, 2017

Carol Ann Barrington Marshall, 78 Carol Ann Barrington Marshall, beloved companion and mother, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Mt Vernon Hospital. She fought a long battle with diabetes and succumbed to heart failure at the age of 78.She was the youngest of 13 children of the late John & Jessie Barrington of Springfield, Ill. She is survived by her long-time partner, Frank Jozsa; his...
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William Charles Kincannon

January 27, 1923 - July 1, 2017

Ret. Cdr. William Charles Kincannon of Alexandria, VA died peacefully on July 1, 2017.Born in Stephen's County, Oklahoma on January 27, 1923, he was commissioned as a Naval officer at Notre Dame in 1943. He worked as a Navy meteorologist for his entire career. After retirement from active duty in 1964, he worked for the Department of Defense until 1988.Married in 1946 to his one true love, Murice...
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Young Sun Ryu

February 6, 1929 - June 18, 2017

Dr. Young Sun Ryu, 88, died in Rochester, MN, on June 18, 2017. She was a selfless and resilient woman who gracefully devoted her energy and resources to the well-being of others, including her family and her patients. She was born in Jeju-do, South Korea, on February 6, 1929. She attended Seoul Women's Medical College and survived the Korean War to become an obstetrician regionally recognized...
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Mary Ellen Forkhamer

August 22, 1923 - June 17, 2017

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Mary Christine Burch

November 20, 1928 - June 12, 2017

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Norma Doris Hoffman

June 23, 1925 - June 11, 2017

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Joseph Charles Smith

May 11, 1986 - June 10, 2017

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Frank T. Kaczmarek

January 19, 1918 - June 9, 2017

LT. COL. FRANK T. KACZMAREK U.S. ARMY (Ret.)passed away peacefully on June 9, 2017 at age 99 at the Village at Rockville. He was an officer and combat engineer in the North African Campaign during WWII. After the war, he returned to the University of Nebraska and completed Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Subsequently, he worked as a mechanical engineer for the U.S. Army Materiel...
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Warren Hall Ortland

January 8, 1926 - June 5, 2017

Captain Warren H. Ortland, SC USN (Ret.) died on June 5, 2017 at The Jefferson in Arlington, Virginia. He was 91 years old. He was born in Annapolis, Maryland on January 8, 1926, son of Henry and Edna Heise Ortland. His father was a professor and swimming coach at the Naval Academy from 1918 until his retirement in 1960. Warren attended the University of Maryland until 1944 when he entered...
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Denise Labonte Webb

January 10, 1925 - June 3, 2017

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Carlos J. Umana

June 20, 1980 - June 3, 2017

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Elizabeth Pearl Bray

September 22, 1939 - June 1, 2017

Elizabeth (Betty) P. Bray passed away in the afternoon of 1 June 2017 at the age of 77. She was born and raised in Duncan, Oklahoma with her parents Mary Lee Stephens, J. Gordon Stephens and two brothers Bill and J. Gordon Stephens. She attended the local elementary school, middle school and high school. After high school graduation she attended the University of Oklahoma (OU) Boomer Sooner....
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Glenda Marie Baker

December 19, 1939 - May 31, 2017

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Ruth Flippen Rogers

November 12, 1915 - May 28, 2017

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Fay Clauder

January 28, 1933 - May 22, 2017

Addie Fay Clauder, 84, died on Monday May 22nd at Inova Mt Vernon Hospital, surrounded by her family. Fay was born January 28th, 1933 in Fort Worth Texas to Reverend F.D. Davis and Effie Adren Davis. She spent 23 wonderful years with her loving husband Myron Levin. The youngest of ten children, Fay was known to her family as "Fay-Girl". She had two daughters, Sandra and Jacque, with her first...
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Elaine Bernard Thorp

July 5, 1940 - May 17, 2017

Elaine Thorp, 76Alexandria - Elaine Bernard Thorp, a long-time resident of Alexandria, died peacefully on Wednesday the 17th of May at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, after a brief struggle with cancer. Elaine was born on July 5th, 1940, in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania, the daughter of August Bernard and Mary Rizza. Elaine received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh...
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Judge Eugene Michael Bond

August 27, 1936 - May 16, 2017

BOND, Eugene (age 80) Administrative Law Judge, of Alexandria, VA. native of Campbell, OH. Suddenly passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Beloved husband of 41 years to Mary "Marie" Bond. Loving father of Christina Strong Bond (Benjamin) of Tucson, AZ, grandfather of Cameron & Kenneth. Also survived by two sisters, Katherine Pacak of Liberty Township, OH, Elaine...
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John Joseph Kelly

November 29, 1920 - May 13, 2017

John Joseph Kelly, Jr. died peacefully at the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA on May 13, 2017 at the age of 96.John is survived by his children, Pam Deeter (Tom) Houston , TX, Patrick Kelly (Janice) Marietta, OH, and John Kelly (Jodie, Fiancée) Montclair, VA; 5 grandchildren, Patrick James Kelly, Kristel Kelly Luczak (Ron), Katelyn Kelly, Julie Deeter, and Merrilee Deeter Colunga...
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Juanita B. FlorCruz

September 13, 1922 - May 11, 2017

Mrs. Juanita Begley FlorCruz, 94, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2017, at the Fairfax Assisted Living Facility, Ft. Belvoir, VA, where she had resided for the past 10 years. The widow of the late Col. Pedro R. FlorCruz (US Army, retired), she is survived by her sister, Josephine Alunan of Daly City, CA, and her four children: Paul of Fort Monroe, VA, Rita Trenga of Alexandria, VA, David of...
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Yaeko Umemura

October 31, 1916 - May 2, 2017

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Judith Ann Gillespie

October 7, 1962 - April 28, 2017

Judith A. Gillespie -- 'Judi' -- passed away on April 28th, 2017.Judi was a dazzling beauty. Her effervescent joy for life beamed through her smile. All who knew her instantly fell in love with her warmth, intelligence and humor. Judi epitomized that long lost chic of times gone by - best personified by the celluloid heroes of Hollywood's heyday - alluring, vibrant yet also aloof.Judith Ann...
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Barbara Ann Sable

October 13, 1934 - April 24, 2017

Barbara Ann Sable, age 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. She was born on October 13, 1934 in Pohick, Virginia. Barbara was a civil servant for 30 years retiring from the Defense Logistics Agency in 1997. After retirement, she spent time actively engaged in the Mount Vernon community, swimming and connecting with friends and family. Barbara also...
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Robert Stanley Klapot

June 4, 1938 - April 20, 2017

Robert Stanley Klapot of Alexandria passed at his home on April 20th. Beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and life-long St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan is survived by his children Scott Klapot of Vienna, VA and Cheryl Bacak of South Riding, VA; grandchildren Jenny, Chrissy, Kelly and Patrick; and brothers David Pikas of Pittston, PA and Thomas Pikas of Wilkes-Barre, PA. He is...
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William F. Fenton

July 19, 1923 - April 20, 2017

FENTON, William F., 93, of Alexandria, VA, on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Katherine J. Fenton. Survived by step-children Melody Lynn Vandiver (Arnold) and Robert Gregory (Kathleen), grandchildren Katherine Vandiver, Jennie Vandiver Jennings (Eric), James Gregory (Lisa), Michael Gregory (Kelly), and Kevin Gregory, and five great-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces...
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Barbara Proctor Grayson

October 27, 1932 - April 19, 2017

Barbara Grayson, 84, of Mount Vernon, died April 19th, 2017 at the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in Alexandria. Barbara was born October 27, 1932 in Northampton, Massachusetts to John and Berenice Proctor. She is survived by two children: Proctor (Heather) Grayson of Centreville, and Carey (Tom) Gerstner of Newport News; six grandchildren: Tory (Stephanie) Grayson of Charleston, South Carolina;...
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Anne Compton Finn Shoemaker

September 6, 1940 - April 15, 2017

Anne Finn ShoemakerOn Saturday, April 15, 2017, Anne Finn Shoemaker died peacefully at her home in Alexandria, VA. A long time resident of the Mount Vernon community, she is survived by her husband of 55 years Sidney L. Shoemaker of Alexandria, VA and her daughters Mandi Maier of Alexandria, VA and Tara Mickelson of Williamsburg, VA.She is also survived by her sisters Victoria Finn of...
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Margaret Maginnis Singer

June 11, 1931 - April 15, 2017

Singer, Margaret MaginnisDied at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, VA on April 15, 2017. She was born in New York, NY on June 11, 1931 to Margaret August Maginnis and Thomas Conway Maginnis. Peggy attended Manhatanville College, NY until her marriage to Raymond Philip Singer (USMA 1950) who she has now joined in heaven. She is survived her children, Raymond P. Singer, Jr. (Vicki)...
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Cynthia Jeanne Johnson

February 27, 1969 - April 13, 2017

"Cindy Johnson, 48, of Old Town, Alexandria, passed away unexpectedly on April 13, 2017. She is survived by her two children and fur baby: Jack Johnson, 27, Mackenzie Johnson, 24, and Rusty Johnson, ~12. As well as her parents and sister, James Keys, Jeanne Ware and Crystal Mroz."
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Grady R. Poole

April 8, 1926 - April 9, 2017

Col. Grady Richard Poole, Sr. (US Army Retired)(April 8, 1926- April 9, 2017)Grady R. Poole was born in Jasper, a small town in the northern hills of Georgia.At eighteen years of age, Grady joined the Navy to serve in WWII. After the war hecame home to Georgia to attend the North Georgia Military Academy. It was therethat he met the love of his life, a prominent Cuban girl, Elsa Sanchez Casado...
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Marjorie V. Godbey

September 10, 1922 - April 9, 2017

Marjorie Virginia (Ginger) Rodgers-Godbey1922-2017Marjorie Virginia (Ginger) Rodgers-Godbey of Alexandria, Virginia died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehab Center.Born in Plant City, Florida, September 10, 1922, to John T. and Margie (Johnson) Rogers, she was a talented photographer and dedicated professional homemaker.Ginger received two years photography training while in...
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Paul K. GERMAN, Jr.

August 6, 1927 - April 9, 2017

Colonel Paul K. German, USMC (ret.), (age 89) of Alexandria, VA. Passed away on April 9, 2017. He is survived by Lola and the children, Wayne (Martha), Leigh, Craig, Leslie and brother Ronald (Peggy). Following High School graduation in 1945, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in China. In 1948 he was appointed to the Naval Academy where he graduated in 1952 and commissioned in the...
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Richard Ralph Carpenter

September 30, 1946 - April 8, 2017

CARPENTER, Richard Ralph (age 70) of Arlington, VA, died from cancer at Halquist Hospice Inpatient Hospital on Saturday, April 8, 2017. He retired as a Contracting Officer, Marine Corps Systems Command, in 2002. Loving son of the late Ralph A. & Esther L. Carpenter. Survived by his sister Suzanne L. Carpenter of Alhambra, CA. Also survived by long time friends Sarah Gardner, Edward...
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William Henry Hark

November 1, 1932 - April 6, 2017

William Henry Hark, M.D., M.P.H.On April 6, 2017 Dr. William H. Hark died of complications from heart disease. He was 84. William H. Hark, M.D., M.P.H. was a native of Charleston, West Virginia, eldest child of the late Zundel and Esther (Henry) Hark. Educated in local Schools, he was a 1950 graduate of Charleston High School. He received Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from...
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Hector Sabare Marquez

June 9, 1963 - April 5, 2017

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Stanley Coates Porter

August 19, 1929 - April 5, 2017

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Albert L. Seligmann

May 26, 1925 - April 5, 2017

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David Edward Hoy

August 20, 1941 - April 1, 2017

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Catherine Marie Hale

July 15, 1956 - March 31, 2017

Catherine Marie (Kenney) Hale (Age 60)Of Alexandria, VA, passed away March 31, 2017. Cathy is survived by her devoted husband Richard Hale of Alexandria, her sister MaryBeth (Kenney) Brenner of Onancock, VA, her bothers and sisters-in-law Matthew Brenner, Jeffrey Hale, Sarah Hale, and George Story, and her nieces, nephews, god children, and friends. Cathy was devoted to all of them.Cathy was...
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Margaret Byrnes Nevins

June 3, 1922 - March 28, 2017

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Marie Louise Miles

January 22, 1922 - March 27, 2017

Marie L. Miles, Aka Marie Boswell Miles , 1/22/1922 - 3/27/2017A native of Washington D.C. passed away surrounded by her friends.Mrs. Miles was Secretary to the Auditor General of the Air Force when she was chosen to be the Secretary-Administrative Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force. She served during the tenure of four Under Secretaries, seven Assistant Secretaries and then was...
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James Edward Collis

April 6, 1924 - March 24, 2017

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Joseph Edward Selby

August 30, 1936 - March 13, 2017

On Monday, March 13, 2017 in Alexandria, VA passed away peacefully at his home. Beloved husband of Jane Colangelo Selby for 52 years; devoted father of Joelynn (Doug Ball), Kelly (Frank) Donnelly, Sharon (John) Pastino, Joe II (Amy) and Stephen (Crystal); grandfather of Nicole, Alex, Andrew, Spencer, Matthew, Kate, Patrick and Ian. Joe is survived by a brother, James in New Mexico and a sister,...
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Caroline Groves Gayler Masterton

October 24, 1918 - March 6, 2017

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Miriam A. Mitton

February 2, 1924 - February 23, 2017

MITTON, Miriam A. (age 93) of Fort Washington, MD. On Thursday, February 23, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the beloved wife of the late Randolph Lewis Mitton for 67 years. Loving mother of, Catherine Nitti of Fort Washington, MD and the late Randolph L. Mitton, Jr. Also survived by one grandson, Matthew Harvey of Temple City, CA. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a...
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Roy Lee Branham

April 28, 1921 - February 22, 2017

Roy L. Branham, Sr. 95 of Alexandria, VA passed away peacefully in his home Wednesday morning, February 22, 2017. Roy was born in Clintwood, VA on April 28, 1921 to Mertle Susan Whitaker and Odna Walker Branham.Roy is survived by a son, Roy Lee Branham, Jr.; daughter in law, Ellen A. Branham; brother, Pridemore P. Fleming; sister, Susan A. Wells; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceeded...
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Esther Mata Orr

January 23, 1928 - February 22, 2017

ESTHER ORR died peacefully at her home on February 22, 2017, in Alexandria, VA, at the age of 89.Esther was born on January 23, 1928, in Austin, TX, to Eulogio and Juliana Mata. She was the cherished wife and dance partner of Wayne for over 63 years; the loving mother of Terry, Delia, Adam, Gene, and Kim; and the matriarch of nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and ten great-great...
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Harry A. Heiney

September 17, 1929 - February 19, 2017

Harry (Dutch) Heiney left this earth on February 18, 2017 after a courageous battle against cancer, heart failure and a stroke. Harry was born September 17, 1929 on a farm in Huntington Indiana to the parents of Samuel Levi Heiney and Avis Lannerd Heiney. He was married to Mary Virginia Reuter for 59 years, who preceded him in death. Harry attended Ball State University before enlisting in the...
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Harmon Burns

April 27, 1952 - February 18, 2017

Harmon Burns, III passed away peacefully at his home in Alexandria, Virginia on February 18, 2017. He was a 7th generation Washingtonian and was born on April 27, 1952, at Georgetown University Hospital to Harmon and Ada Burns. Harmon graduated from St. John's College High School and the University of Maryland. Harmon was a prominent figure in the parking management industry throughout the...
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G. J. Manderfield

January 9, 1933 - February 17, 2017

Grover J. 'Bud' Manderfield, a prominent Washington area banker and business executive, passed away at INOVA Alexandria (VA) Hospital on February 17, 2017 surrounded by his beloved family.Mr. Manderfield was born in Massillon, Ohio, the son of Grover P. and Hilda Wagner Manderfield. He grew up in Woodbridge, VA, where his father was a well-known banker, business executive and member of the...
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Helen Sue Mundstuk

August 15, 1921 - February 16, 2017

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Thomas Allen Fitzgerald

October 18, 1923 - February 13, 2017

Thomas Allen Fitzgerald passed away on Feb. 13, 2017. Tom was born in Torrance, California on Oct. 18, 1923, the first of two sons, to Augustus J. Fitzgerald and Margaret Fitzgerald (Boone). He graduated from Narbonne High School in Los Angeles in December 1941. Tom enlisted in the Army Air Force in January 1942 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in July. He shipped to Europe in November...
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William D. Toone

August 27, 1962 - February 13, 2017

TOONE, William (age 54) of Alexandria, VA passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017. Beloved husband of Kimberly, loving father of Alexander. Also survived by father Raymond and mother Elizabeth, sisters LuAnn (Robert), Laura (Eric), and Leslie, and many Aunts, Uncles, nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Demaine Funeral Home, 520 South Washington Street, Alexandria, 22314 on Friday,...
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James Louis Peeler

March 14, 1934 - February 13, 2017

James Louis (Lou) Peeler was born in Rockville Maryland March 14th, 1934 and was raised in the greater Washington DC and Baltimore area until the age of 12 when his family moved to Birmingham, AL. Mr. Peeler graduated from Ramsay High School in Birmingham and received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University. Prior to graduation from Auburn Mr. Peeler served...
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Dolores E. Rivera

April 11, 1924 - February 12, 2017

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Carol Myrta Manolas

September 29, 1926 - February 12, 2017

Carol Myrta Manolas of Mount Vernon, VA passed away peacefully with her loving family at her bedside on February 12, 2017. Carol was born in Worcester, Vermont to the late Erwin R and Myrta C Fisher. Her family later moved to Montpelier, Vermont. Carol graduated from Montpelier High School and attended Johnson State College, Johnson, VT. She held several positions with New England...
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Robert William Conway

June 19, 1923 - February 11, 2017

Robert W. Conway (Age 93) Of Alexandria, VA peacefully passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA to John W. and Elizabeth D. Conway. He met and married his beloved wife Marguerite M. McGowan and raised four daughters, Suzanne (D), Deborah, Nancy, and Joan. He was a proud Marine, serving in WWII and the Korean War. During WWII, he bravely fought in the Battle of...
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Howard Anthony BLANCHERI

July 11, 1919 - February 8, 2017

BLANCHERI, Howard Anthony (age 97) of Alexandria, VA. On February 8, 2017. Born in July 11, 1919 in Los Angeles, CA to Alfred Blancheri (born in New York City, NY) and Lena (nee) Glittig (born in Oberhelfenschiel, Switzerland). Mr. Blancheri joined USMC on July 26, 1944 and was promoted to Major on December 31, 1954 then retired from the USMC June 1, 1964 with prior service, he had 32 years, 8...
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Liberty Paterson Morrison

July 4, 1941 - February 8, 2017

Liberty Paterson Morrison "Libby" (Age 75) Of Mt. Vernon, Virginia, passed away on February 8, 2017 at home. Beloved wife of Vance H. Morrison for over 55 years; beloved mother of Douglas C. Morrison; Robert H. Morrison; and Katherine A. Morrison-Vice; she was predeceased by her two brothers and sister. Libby was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and moved to northern Virginia at the age of...
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Robert Joseph Bixler

January 5, 1951 - February 7, 2017

Robert (Bobby) J. Bixler, III, 66, died unexpectedly Tuesday February 7, 2017 in Alexandria, VA. Bobby was born January 5, 1951 at Fort Belvoir, VA. He lived his entire life in the Mount Vernon area. He graduated from Mont Vernon High School in 1970 and started his career working as the head bartender at the NCO and Officers Clubs at Fort Belvoir. He retired in 2014 from the Army and Airforce...
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Richard Littell

February 7, 1931 - February 5, 2017

Richard Littell, lawyerRichard Littell, 85, a Washington lawyer who specialized in administrative matters in private practice after having served during the 1970s as general counsel to the Postal Rate Commission and the Civil Aeronautics Board, died Feb. 5 at his home in Fairfax County, Va. His death certificate listed the sole cause as "complications of advanced aging."Mr. Littell was born in...
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Ruth Ann Henline

February 7, 1945 - February 4, 2017

RUTH ANN HENLINE ( AGE 71)Ruth Ann Henline of Springfield, Virginia transitioned to heaven on February 4, 2017 due to complications from pulmonary hypertension. She is survived by her daughter, Claire Henline; her son, William Henline V and his wife Danna; her brothers John Malott, Donald Malott, Merle Barber (Linda) and Thomas Barber (Barbara); her sisters Mary Jane McQueen (Harold), Margaret...
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Nancy Smith Rachels

February 11, 1937 - February 4, 2017

NANCY S. RACHELS (Age 79)Of Alexandria, VA passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday February 4, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Col. Ray Howard Rachels; beloved mother of daughters Heather Rachels and Sheila Pearson (Jim), cherished Nana to grandchildren Emily and Rachel Pearson, and dear sister to Emory Smith (Elsie).Mrs. Rachels, a longtime resident of the Mt. Vernon area of Fairfax County...
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Dorothy Marie McArthur

February 25, 1921 - February 4, 2017

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Grace B. Skelly

January 8, 1930 - February 3, 2017

On Friday, February 3, 2017, Grace Bottine Skelly of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away peacefully at the age of 87. She was born on January 8, 1930, in New York City, where she was raised and attended Cathedral H.S. and the College of New Rochelle. She married Charlie Skelly, the love of her life, in 1951. She and her family moved to Euclid, Ohio, before settling in Alexandria in 1962. She...
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Judith Bartlett Spears

May 23, 1933 - February 2, 2017

SPEARS, Judith Bartlett (age 83) of Fort Belvoir, Virginia. On Thursday, February 2, 2017. Beloved wife of Lt. Col. Robert Lamar Spears (USA ret.). Loving step-mother of Brenda L. Cloward (Michael) of CA. Also survived by 2 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. The date, time and location of the Memorial Service is pending. DEMAINE FUNERAL HOME, Alexandria...
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Warren Louis Treuer

August 2, 1925 - February 1, 2017

Warren Louis Treuer died peacefully in his home on February 1, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia at the age of 91. Warren grew up in Sea Cliff, Long Island, New York. He was a WWII veteran and afterwards attended Adelphi College, where he met Joan P. Treuer, the love of his life. After college, Warren attended seminary and Joan went to medical school. Warren served for twenty-four years (active duty)...
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Karen Anne Talty

June 15, 1952 - January 31, 2017

TALTY, Karen Anne (age 64) of Alexandria, VA. On Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Former Vice President of Thompson-Reuters, Washington, DC. Beloved wife of the late Rainer Peters. Also survived by 5 brothers and sisters, one aunt and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Also predeceased in death by one sister. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at DEMAINE FUNERAL HOME, 520...
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Janet Felton Cooper

February 4, 1930 - January 30, 2017

COOPER Mrs. JANET FELTON COOPER Kennedy White House staffer / Volunteer/ Mother /Grandmother Mrs. Janet F. Cooper, a resident of Alexandria at the same address for almost 50 years, died January 30, 2017. She was 86 years old. Janet Felton was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 4, 1930. In 1945, she was a Massachusetts State Junior Tennis Champion. She attended the Chapin School in New...
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Thurston E. GLASS

April 29, 1923 - January 27, 2017

GLASS, Thurston E. Jr. (Age 93) of Alexandria, VA. On Friday, January 27, 2017. Known to close family and friends as, "Gene". Beloved husband of the Late, Betty B. Glass. Father of the late Deborah G. Glass. Also survived by one granddaughter Lesley Harrington, one great grandson, Sean Harrington and Brother Luther Glass of GA. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February...
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Charlene S. MYERS

February 25, 1927 - January 24, 2017

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Lillian C. Vasilas

August 1, 1921 - January 17, 2017

It is with sadness but in the faith of the resurrection, Lillian C. Vasilas died on January 17, 2017. She is the widower of Emanual "Manny" Vasilas. She is survived by her family: Daniel and JoAnn, Stephen and Darla, Roger and Karen. Lillian's grandchildren: Sara, Chrissy, Jamie, Katie, Joshua, Christopher, Thomas, Samatha, along with 8 great grandchildren. The viewing will take place on...
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Mercedes Tyson

December 9, 1942 - January 16, 2017

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June Margaret Ellsworth

March 1, 1923 - January 12, 2017

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Denise Leventi Kyriacou

December 4, 1931 - January 10, 2017

Denise Leventi Kyriacou, born December 4, 1931, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2017 in Alexandria. Denise was born in Athens, Greece where she met her husband, Andreas Kyriacou. After marrying, Andreas and Denise moved to the United States. Denise was proud of the fact that she learned English within six months and shortly thereafter became a U.S. citizen. Andreas and Denise became...
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Joseph A. Cestone

August 14, 1922 - January 10, 2017

Joseph "Joe" A. Cestone, 94, of Alexandria, VA died on January 10, 2017 at Alexandria Hospital.Joe was born in North Tarrytown, NY to Vito and Rose (Rabsca) Cestone on August 14, 1922. He married Helene Riley on June 23, 1956Joe was a veteran of the Army, serving in Europe during WWII. After the war he worked at the Tarrytown GM plant as a welder while attending Iona College at night. After...
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Paul Christopher Jarod Mader

May 2, 1986 - January 10, 2017

MADER, PAUL CHRISTOPHER JAROD (age 30) of North Little Rock, Arkansas. On Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Beloved son of Burton E. and Bettie-Rae (Jeffers) Mader. Loving brother of, Franchelle Mader Jaeger (Dr. Matthew), Dr. Burton J. Mader (Christa), Fabrienne Mader Head (Dr. Gregory), Cpt. Edward J. Mader USA, Ret. and Matthew J. Mader (Sarah). Also survived by nieces and nephews; Ward, Alex,...
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Gene William Koski

December 27, 1932 - January 7, 2017

Gene "Geno" William Koski, 84, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia following a brief illness.Gene is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 62 years, Jeanne (Polizzi) Koski; his daughter Denise (Mickey) Tamer; 4 grandchildren Jessica (Nick) Denniston, Zachary (Johanna) Tamer, Luke Tamer, and Matthew Tamer; 2 great-grandchildren Olive and Vivian Denniston; and numerous...
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George W. Stewart

September 2, 1935 - January 7, 2017

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Arlene Bell Beckwith

August 13, 1922 - January 3, 2017

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Dolores May Casey Thompson

May 5, 1928 - January 2, 2017

THOMPSONDolores Casey ThompsonPassed away peacefully January 2, 2017, surrounded by family, at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. She was 88. Dolores was born in South Philadelphia, PA, on May 5, 1928, to Edward and Charlotte Casey. Dolores was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years LTG (USA-Ret.) Nathaniel R. "Ross" Thompson, Jr.; two brothers, Edward Casey and Joseph Casey; and her parents....
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Joseph Finley Murray

July 16, 1915 - January 2, 2017

Dr. Joseph Finley Murray was born on July 16, 1915 in Pleasantville, New Jersey to Robert Murray and Florence Jenny Pikes. He died peacefully at the age of 101 on January 2, 2017 in Vancouver, Washington. As a young boy, Finley had a carefree and diverse childhood. When he was about 12 years old, his childhood took a tragic and dangerous turn. He and his brothers were riding a motorcycle with a...
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Frank MEDICO

April 23, 1924 - December 30, 2016

MEDICO, Frank (age 92). Born in South Braintree Massachusetts and resided in Mt. Vernon, VA for 52 years died on Friday December 30, 2016. He exemplified care, love and a person who always placed helping and concern for others first.He is survived by his adult daughters Jane and Patricia Medico, son Fred Medico, Daughter-in-law Susan Medico, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren...
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John Jacob Norris

February 25, 1920 - December 29, 2016

John J. Norris Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired Colonel John J. Norris, U.S. Army, Retired - a combat veteran of World War II and Vietnam - died on December 29, 2016, at The Fairfax, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He was 96 years old. John Jacob Norris was born on February 25, 1920, near Calhoun Falls, South Carolina, the son of Ezekiel Boyce and Carrie Riley Norris. Colonel Norris attended the University...
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Carole P. Willis

September 20, 1949 - December 22, 2016

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John Edward Hoy

October 1, 1953 - December 22, 2016

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Nellie Thomas Lawrence

December 8, 1942 - December 21, 2016

Mrs. Mary Nell ("Nellie") Thomas Lawrence, wife of Fred and mother of Eric and Chris, passed away in the early morning of Wednesday, the 21st of December 2016 in Alexandria, Va. She was seventy-four. Nellie was born in Houston, Texas on the 8th of December 1942, to Marcus Wray and Martha Elizabeth Hutchins Thomas. She graduated in 1961 from Lamar High School in Houston and matriculated at...
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