Our Obituaries

Elio E. Grandi

April 9, 1924 - August 4, 2017

Elio Emil Grandi, 93, passed away Aug. 4 in Springfield, VA. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Elena Jovacchini. He is survived by three children, Edward Grandi (Deborah Papier), Eric Grandi (Michelle Grandi), and Eliana Pitt (Jeffrey Pitt); eight grandchildren, Rachel Grandi (Danny Budzinski), Pierce Grandi, Alan Pitt (Kelsey Pitt), John Grandi, Jordan Pitt, Clare Grandi,...
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Stephen Lee Wisemiller

August 4, 1956 - August 3, 2017

Wisemiller, Stephen Lee (Age 60) Of Falls Church, VA passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Beloved husband of 16 years to Sherry Morgan Wisemiller. He is survived by his dear mother, Mary Theresa Wisemiller, brother Barry James Wisemiller, sisters Mitzie (Glenn) Larsen and Joanne (Rick ) Gentry, nieces and nephews, Michael Gentry, Lauren Wisemiller Assefa, Meghan Larsen, Danielle...
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Luis Iglesias

November 14, 1930 - July 28, 2017

Of McLean, VA passed away at home surrounded by family on Friday, July 28, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Amalia; children Cynthia (Erol Guven) and Lucinda (Gilles Barbeau); grandchildren Lucas and Sofia Guven; brother Manuel Iglesias and sister Aurora Iglesias. Family will receive friends at Murphy Funeral Home of Falls Church, 1102 W. Broad St., (Rt. 7), on Tuesday,...
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Earl Alfred Connor

August 24, 1924 - July 18, 2017

Earl Alfred Connor of Sringfield, Va (previously McLean) passed away on July 18, 2017 at the age of 92. Earl was born on August 24, 1924, son of Robert and Mae Elizabeth Connor in Arlington, Va. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He is survived by his daughters, Dottie Harvey (Bill), Robin Pafford (Brad) and Edie Pybus (Mike); seven grandchildren,...
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William Grady Donaldson

April 11, 1933 - July 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Katherine Frances Gallagher

September 4, 1939 - July 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Mahlon Mundell Frankhauser

September 20, 1931 - July 10, 2017

Mahlon M. FrankhauserSeptember 20, 1931 - July 10, 2017 We revered Mahlon as a remarkable man from whom we all learned many valuable lessons. Mahlon M. Frankhauser was a beloved husband, father, son, grandfather, brother, colleague and friend. His passions in life included dancing, practicing law, skiing, sailing, running, tennis, hiking, gardening, and being with family and friends. Nineteen...
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Robert Edmund Noonan

May 26, 1938 - July 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Margaret Mary Markey

June 21, 1931 - July 7, 2017

Margaret Mary Markey, of Vienna, VA, passed away on July 7, 2017. She is survived by her loving daughter, Regina Markey Keeney, her son-in-law Terence J. Kenney, and her treasured granddaughters, Teresa and Anne Keeney. Also surviving are her much-loved nieces, nephews, siblings-in-law., and extended family. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 16, 6 to 8 pm at Murphy Funeral...
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Betty Mae Holmes

November 25, 1928 - July 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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John Joseph Nestor

June 1, 1939 - July 5, 2017

Nestor, John J. "Jack"Of Ashburn, VA passed away on Wednesday July 5, 2017. He is survived by his brother, Robert Nestor and his family. A graveside service will be held at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 On Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm. Those planning to attend should arrive at 2:45 pm. Arrangements by Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home. www...
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Bernard J. Edwartoski

May 10, 1931 - June 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Louis Elroy Hargenrader

September 25, 1930 - June 26, 2017

A Good Man Died Today!He was not famous beyond his family, church and neighborhood. He was a husband, father, grandfather, a Catholic, neighbor and friend. Even more, he was a scientist, a mechanic, a gardener, a waiter, a money counter, an usher, a problem solver ... the man to call when you needed help. He didn't seem to know how to say no. He didn't walk to your aid.. He ran. In recent years...
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Marsha Hopkins Ayres

April 7, 1953 - June 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Carole Lee Haynes

October 2, 1945 - June 22, 2017

Carole Lee Haynes peacefully passed on June 22, 2017 at the age of 71. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Margaret Picard and her brother John Picard. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia M Patrello; sisters Michelle Schwartz and Susan Giordano; companion Steve Stites; grandchildren Bradley (Michael) Bledsoe, Casie (Michael) Knight, Carrie and (James) Yarnall; and one great...
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John Herbert Carpenter

August 25, 1953 - June 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Francis Chichester Cordovilla

February 1, 1927 - June 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Thomas Willard Close

May 26, 1956 - June 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Edward Frances Mitchell

August 2, 1994 - June 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Theresa Simone Fortier

May 15, 1924 - June 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Rhea Russell Dixon

March 26, 1942 - June 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Terence Robert Crumbley

September 23, 1987 - June 5, 2017

Terence Robert Crumbley, on June 5th, 2017 at age 29, lost his battle with cancer after a hopeful, valiant struggle, prematurely ending the life of an exceptionally determined, amazing young man. T.R. will forever be remembered as a caring, thoughtful, kind, and intelligent man who valued character, friendships, and nerdom. He earned a BS from University of Virginia in Computer Engineering and MS...
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Joseph John Shabelski

April 12, 1934 - June 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Lee O. Holmberg

March 13, 1932 - May 31, 2017

Lee Ohlbaum Holmberg, 85, beloved wife of Captain Lennart G. Holmberg, USN (Ret.), passed away in her home on May 31, 2017, following a lengthy illness.Her daughter Susan Lee Holmberg, PhD, preceded her in death.Born in Brooklyn, New York, to the late Dorothea and Clarence Ohlbaum, MD, she attended the Berkeley Carroll School. Lee was a graduate of Wheaton College, Norton, MA, with a degree in...
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Eslyn Parnes Banks

July 24, 1920 - May 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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S. Kenneth BOOKER

May 11, 1931 - May 26, 2017

On Friday, May 26, 2017, S. Kenneth Booker passed from this earthly life to be with Jesus on resurrection day. He was born on Monday, May 11, 1931. He was a born again Christian (St. John 3:3, KJV), joined the Church and was baptized by immersion soon after reaching the age of accountability. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Mary Joanne, his parents Herbert and Edith, a grandson, John...
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Ernestine Daniel Loving

December 26, 1920 - May 25, 2017

Ernestine Daniel Loving, 96, of Falls Church and formerly of McLean, Virginia, New Port Richey, Florida, and Amherst, Virginia passed away on May 25, 2017 at Powhatan Nursing Home in Falls Church. She was the wife of the late James Earl Loving. She is survived by her son, J. Wayne Loving and wife, Kathie of McLean. Born on December 26, 1920 in Brunswick County, Virginia, Ernestine was preceded...
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Myles Lafayette Greene

October 19, 1925 - May 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Isabel Marie Giroux

December 14, 1929 - May 20, 2017

Isabel Marie GirouxDecember 14, 1929 - May 20, 2017Isabel Giroux passed away peacefully in her Falls Church home with loved ones beside her. She leaves a family eternally grateful to have shared so many years with her. Her devoted husband and friend of sixty-one years, Albert Giroux, survives her, as do their five children and their spouses; Jeanette and Tom Ghesquiere of Satellite Beach, Florida...
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Gloria Mae Glenn

September 1, 1925 - May 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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John C. Krogmann

March 27, 1922 - May 16, 2017

JOHN C. KROGMANN, USNR Retired"JACK" (Age 95)On Tuesday May 16th, 2017 beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle went to meet the Lord after enjoying an eventful life.John was born in Washington, D.C. to Carl Anthony Krogmann and Josephine Clare Krogmann on March 27, 1922. He was one of five children that his parents were blessed to receive. He grew up in the...
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Rodney Orrin Thorson

August 20, 1932 - May 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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William Meyer Thorpe

December 17, 1951 - May 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Michael Vincent Curtis

February 10, 1960 - May 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Ivy Ann Bauer

October 22, 1948 - May 11, 2017

Ivy Ann Bauer was born on October 22, 1948 to Dorothy V. McCabe (nee Smith) and Matthew M. McCabe in Washington D.C. She was raised in Arlington County, where she lived with her parents and her siblings Sandy, Skip, Patsy, Shawn and Dawn. Ann graduated high school from Washington-Lee in Arlington in 1966. She met Theodore S. Bauer (Ted) through her brother, Skip, and they dated until they were...
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Marie Ellen Gallagher

October 25, 1933 - May 11, 2017

Marie Ellen GallagherOct. 25, 1933-May 11, 2017Marie Gallagher passed away peacefully on May 11 at her home. Marie and her husband moved to Arlington, VA in 1967 from Scranton, Pa. She started working at Arlington Hospital as a R.N. and within a few years was Director of Central Supply there. During the end of her career she went back to nursing in preoperative care, where she stayed until her...
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Jerene Elizabeth Thomas

April 5, 1921 - May 11, 2017

JERENE Elizabeth Thomas Jerene Elizabeth Thomas of Great Falls, VA, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt, passed away on May 11, 2017. Her remarkable life included volunteer work for 55 years, until she was 92, with AFS (formerly the American Field Service) to manage its Virginia program. In this capacity she earned the Galatti Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service, the...
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Clifton Elmer Gill

June 21, 1931 - May 9, 2017

Clifton E. Gill Jr. (age 85) of McLean, VA passed away peacefully at Chesterbrook Residences under Hospice care on Monday May 8th. He was born on June 21, 1931 at Georgetown University Hospital and had been a lifelong resident of McLean, VA. His family settled in the town of Falls Church and McLean, VA in the 1700's. He was predeceased by his mother and father, Clifton E. Gill Sr. and Marie...
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Charles F. Rotchford

November 28, 1919 - May 9, 2017

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Charles F Rotchford of Fairfax, Virginia, beloved husband of Monica B. Rotchford for 66 years; devoted and loving father of Monica (Michael) Montavon, Charles F. (Kathleen) Rotchford, Jr., Christine (Wayne) Ambler, Brian J. Rotchford and Lisa M. Rotchford; adored grandfather of 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held from 2:00 pm to 5:00...
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Loretta R. Karch

November 13, 1924 - May 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Mary Oliver Spitler

February 5, 1935 - May 3, 2017

Mary Oliver Spitler, 82, formerly of Falls Church, Virginia, died on May 3, 2017, at her home in Richmond, VA. She was born on February 5,1935, in Norfolk VA to George E. and Mary Louise (Oliver) Schraudt. Her marriage to Dr. N. Shreve Spitler ended in divorce. Mary Oliver is predeceased by her parents, George E. and Mary L. Schraudt of Richmond VA, and her son, David Spitler. Mary Oliver went to...
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Mary Burke Sherwood

November 23, 1917 - May 3, 2017

Mary B. Sherwood (99), a retired-writer editor for the U.S. Information Agency died May 3 at her home at Goodwin House, Alexandria. For several years she wrote a column for the Agency, "The Week in the United States" about domestic matters ranging from civil rights to politics, which was widely published in overseas newspapers. She covered news assignments at the White House and State Department...
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Carolyn Elaine Pervi

July 15, 1945 - May 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Darlene M. Gulius

January 13, 1946 - April 28, 2017

On Friday, April 28th, 2017, of Arlington, VA. Beloved wife of John M. Gulius US Army Ret.; loving mother of Michelle (Robert) Dawson, Cheri (William) Gulius-Robinson, and Renee Gulius; cherished grandmother of Jacob and Joshua Dawson; sister of William (Carol) Denio US Army Ret.; and aunt of Ben Denio and Chloe Voss. Friends may call at MURPHY FUNERAL HOME of FALLS CHURCH 1102 West Broad Street,...
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Patrick Joseph Colliton

August 22, 1953 - April 26, 2017

Patrick Joseph Colliton(Age 63)Passed away at his home in Mclean, VA of cancer on Wednesday, April 26th surrounded by his devoted wife, three loving children and dear friend, Gilbert.Born August 22, 1953, the third of nine children in Washington DC, Pat was a proud graduate of Georgetown Preparatory High School, class of 1971, in Bethesda, MD. Patrick attended Georgetown University, graduating...
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Nancy Lee Poole

September 26, 1938 - April 26, 2017

Nancy L. Poole, age 79 passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. She is survived by her two sons,Kenneth J. Poole (Wife, Laura) and Michael W. PooleShe was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Poole (Pete)A Memorial Gathering will be heldSunday, April 30, 2017 12:00-2:00Murphy Funeral Home1102 West Broad St.Falls Church, VA 22046Reception immediately following at the home of her Sister,...
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Robert Larry Nicklin

November 11, 1942 - April 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Kate Walsh O'Beirne

September 23, 1949 - April 23, 2017

Kate Walsh O'Beirne, 67, of McLean, Virginia, died of cancer on April 23, 2017, Divine Mercy Sunday, at Georgetown University Hospital.She was born on Sept. 23, 1949, to Matthew and Catharine (Rice) Walsh. Her father was the owner of Jimmy Ryan's Dixieland Jazz Club in Manhattan and she grew up in a loving Catholic home in Manhasset, New York.At St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, she was voted...
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Thomas Landon Gehr

January 30, 1933 - April 22, 2017

Thomas Landon Gehr passed peacefully on April 22, 2017. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He leaves to cherish his memories his wife Helen of 62 years, daughter Linda, son Richard and his wife Delores, grandsons Ryan, Bradley and Kevin, along with many other relatives and friends. Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, May 10th from 5-8 pm...
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James Ormond Conlin

August 24, 1938 - April 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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William Abegg Schaeffler

March 16, 1934 - April 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Steven Gregory Schmidt

September 14, 1962 - April 15, 2017

Steven Gregory Schmidt, age 54, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Roanoke, VA at the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Steven grew up in Arlington County and attended St. James Elementary School and Archbishop O'Connell High School. He is survived by his father, Daniel H. Schmidt (step-mother Mary J. Schmidt), brother, Daniel B. Schmidt, paternal Aunt, Margot Scarborough (John), Uncle,...
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Gwyn Ann Taylor

August 15, 1960 - April 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Marilyn J. Yepuri

December 15, 1926 - April 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Kathleen Ann Jones

February 12, 1956 - April 10, 2017

Kathleen A. Jones died peacefully in her home in Falls Church, VA at the age of 61.Kathleen was born in Bridgeport, CT and was the only daughter of Patrick F. and Teresa C. Jones. She graduated from Sacred Heart School and Cathedral High School in Bridgeport. She then attended Merrimack College in North Andover, MA, graduating as a Medical Technician. Kathleen also earned an MBA degree, which she...
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Wilma Jean Jillson

June 24, 1923 - April 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Joan Marie Fedora

February 13, 1952 - April 6, 2017

Of Falls Church, VA passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Beloved daughter of the late Charles and Marjorie Fedora. She is survived by her brothers, Robert C. (Rose), Charles M. (Sharon) and Richard (MaryJane); three nieces, six nephews and their families. Funeral services will be held at Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, 1102 W. Broad St. (Rt. 7), on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11 a.m....
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John Miller

November 21, 1941 - April 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Arthur Leo Sehrer

August 13, 1930 - April 5, 2017

Arthur Leo Sehrer, Jr. left his earthly body on April 5, 2017. He was the son of Arthur L. Sehrer, Sr. and Marie Sehrer of New York. Arthur grew up in the City of New York. As a depression baby, he spent his summer months working a farm in upstate New York. He returned to the city each school period. Arthur Graduated from the Merchant Marine Naval Academy New York. He Studied Naval Engineering...
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Shirley Maye Cumbey

February 16, 1929 - March 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Mary Anne Karcher

September 17, 1925 - March 30, 2017

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Courtland Joshua Jones

April 17, 1918 - March 29, 2017

Courtland J. Jones, born April 17, 1918, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side. He grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia and graduated from Lynchburg College. After college he enrolled in George Washington University Law School while working at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. At the start of World War II he was appointed as a Special Agent by J. Edgar Hoover. He served the...
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Wendell Nelson Holmes

November 13, 1929 - March 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Virginia Lois Williams

September 23, 1918 - March 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Ruth Marie Packer

March 22, 1929 - March 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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James Benjamin Bradshaw

June 15, 1943 - March 24, 2017

James B. BradshawJames B. Bradshaw better known as Brad (Age 73) passed away on March 24, 2017, in Springfield, VA. Dear husband for 45 years of Iris M. Bradshaw; father of Michael Frederick, Kevin Alexander, and Mark Anthony. Brad was born in Jacksonville, FL, son of Jean and Fredrick Bradshaw. A lifelong car enthusiast for which he worked professionally for the automotive service industry for...
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Edward Bower

January 5, 1921 - March 24, 2017

Edward Bower, of Falls Church, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. Edward served in the United States Navy during WWII and was a founding member of St. Philips Catholic Church in Falls Church. He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Mary F. Bower, children Mary Michael Farr and husband Michael P., and Joseph P. Bower and wife Dolores, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is...
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Kathryn R. Fagan

November 7, 1938 - March 21, 2017

Kathryn R. Fagan, age 78, of Falls Church, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward Fagan, Jr. She is survived by her sons, William Fagan and wife Angel, and John Fagan, grandchildren, Anthony, Moira, and Liam. The family will receive friends at Murphy Funeral Home, 1102 W. Broad St., Falls Church on Friday March 31, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm. A funeral...
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Thelma Diane DelGobbo

August 5, 1935 - March 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Don Lachberg

March 6, 1940 - March 13, 2017

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Madlene Raif Zakhem

March 7, 1949 - March 10, 2017

Madlene R. Zakhem was born on March 7, 1949 in Damascus, Syria to Marie Haddad Zakhem and Raif Yousef Zakhem. She departed this life on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Falls Church, Virginia. Madlene moved from Damascus to Alexandria, Virginia in July 1976. She worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation as a Program Management Coordinator for 28 years. Madlene led a dynamic life, full of...
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Mary Frances Dennison

April 7, 1921 - March 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Jeffrey William Bartosavage

November 26, 1961 - March 9, 2017

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William Henry Clark

February 13, 1942 - March 7, 2017

William Henry Clark Jr. passed this life on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Bill was born on February 14, 1942 in Washington, DC to the late Edith Marie Porter Clark and William Henry Clark. Bill spent his childhood in Washington, DC and Culpeper, Virginia. During his youth, he had many fond memories of staying with his grandfather, Herman Porter on his property in Culpeper, Virginia. He attended...
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Cecilia C. Lowry

December 20, 1962 - March 3, 2017

Lowry, Cecilia C. Of Sterling, VA passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Capital Caring-Adler Center in Aldie, VA., on Friday, March 3, 2017. Beloved daughter of Ellen and the late Robert E. Lowry; sister of Eileen and Stephen Lowry and Melanie Martinez (Alejandro D.); dear aunt of McKenna and Alexandra. She is preceded in her death by her brother Robert, Jr. She leaves behind...
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Ronald Vincent Villafranco

August 3, 1934 - March 2, 2017

Lt. Col. Ronald V. Villafranco, USAF (Ret) died Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia, at the age of 82. Lt. Col. Villafranco, a native of the Bronx, N.Y., was born August 3, 1934, one of eight children born to John Villafranco, Sr., a construction worker, and his wife Virginia Arena. He graduated from Fordham University in New York and entered military service in 1956. He was...
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Ann L. Tieff

October 5, 1936 - March 2, 2017

Our mom was born on October 5, 1936 in Bemidji, Minnesota. She eventually moved to Virginia and lived in Falls Church most of her life. Mom was a very talented artist and loved to paint. She also loved flowers, gardening, family gatherings, music, old TV shows, and her very simple lifestyle.Mom left her ailing body and this present world on Thursday, March 2 2017. She leaves behind the family she...
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Mary Louise Gaudian

February 20, 1934 - March 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Francisca Lopez

December 3, 1927 - March 1, 2017

Of Arlington, VA passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Francisca was a long time parishioner of Cathedral of St. Thomas More, a loving child care provider and worked at Capital Caring Hospice for many years. She is survived by her loving companion of 49 years, John M. Boughton; sisters, Rosario Lopez and Altagracia Lopez, both of Mexico, and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive...
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Craig Harrison Lockard

April 27, 1959 - February 28, 2017

Craig H. Lockard, age 57, passed away on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Craig earned a Master's degree in International Affairs from George Washington University and served for 28 years as an employee with the Department of Defense. Craig was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Lakeridge, VA. He is survived by his mother, Marion Lockard. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. ...
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Mary Lizzie Hinton

January 25, 1931 - February 28, 2017

Mary L. Hinton, 86, of McLean, Virginia, passed away February 28, 2017. She was born in Gibson, GA, in January 1931. Mary was married to Andrew M. Hinton in June 1947. She worked for many years as a beautician in the Falls Church area and was a devoted and loving mother to her four children. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in McLean, had a deep abiding faith in God and held...
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Robert Lee Lemons

August 5, 1936 - February 25, 2017

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Lee D. Jett

October 19, 1950 - February 22, 2017

LEE DOWNING JETT (age 66) On February 22, 2017, in Falls Church Va. passed away after a year-long struggle with cancer. Beloved husband of Deborah Jett and father of Andrew Jett and Justin Channey, brother of Thomas Jett. Lee founded and operated a contracting and property maintenance business for more than 30 years until his retirement, serving the Northern Virginia area. Lee is predeceased by...
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Shirley M. Winter

December 25, 1942 - February 22, 2017

Shirley M. Winter (Age 74)On February 22, 2017, in Arlington, VA, Shirley Marsh Winter died after bravely living with heart and kidney disease for many years. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, David B. Winter DO of McLean, VA; daughter Susan Winter McCain and son-in-law Scott J. McCain of Catlett, VA, and their 2 children Lula and Jack; sister Inease R. Marsh of Miskimon, VA; and many...
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Miriam Louise Kinner

October 27, 1955 - February 21, 2017

On February 21st, Miriam Louise Kinner, known to friends and family as Mimi, lost her life to arecurrence of a cancer thought to have been resolved two years before. She confronted thevery aggressive disease, as she lived her life, with optimism, good humor, and faith. She losther courageous fight but not her spirit. Mimi will be missed by the friends she retained from heryears growing up in...
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Lynne Mary Schoonover Roller

August 13, 1950 - February 20, 2017

Lynne Mary Schoonover Roller, 66, passed away on February 20, 2017, after an eighteen-month battle against interstitial lung disease and related conditions. Lynne was born on August 13, 1950, in Athens, Pennsylvania, where she grew up and graduated from high school. Lynne received a M.S. degree in zoology from Penn State in 1972 and did graduate studies in physiology at the University of...
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Lillian Unger Rathell

May 10, 1924 - February 19, 2017

Mrs. Rathell will be laid to rest at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Betty Gregg Malley

November 17, 1930 - February 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Betty G. Malley

November 17, 1930 - February 18, 2017

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John Joseph Rountree

October 15, 1932 - February 16, 2017

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Amalia Juve Hayhurst

June 9, 1919 - February 15, 2017

Amalia Juve Hayhurst, 97, of McLean, VA died peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones February 15, 2017. She was also lovingly known as Aunt Guera, Amelia and Nanny. She was preceded in death by her husband Maj. Walter C. Hayhurst, USAF, Ret. She is survived by their four children, Nancy Koons (Joe) Robert Hayhurst (Terri) Lyle Hayhurst (Margaret) and Carol Donovan (Mike) 16 grandchildren,...
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Sadie M. Grady

March 23, 1926 - February 15, 2017

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Charles Newton Diesel

October 28, 1930 - February 15, 2017

Charles Newton Diesel, 86, of Great Falls, VA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Brightview Senior Living Community. Born in Thermopolis, WY to Paul and Margaret (Auter) Diesel on October 28, 1930, he lived most of his early life in Craig, CO.As was the case with most families in those days, times were difficult. During the depression, the family lived and worked on...
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Richard Donald Foote

June 5, 1966 - February 5, 2017

Rick passed away suddenly and is survived by his parents, Don and Eva Foote, sister, Karin Terry, Ex wife Holly Foote, children, Amber, Nicholas, and Nick Foote, step children Maurice and Joaquin Leon, and grandchildren Aiden Foote and Bianca Nicholas. Rick learned to be a construction engineer for commercial buildings in his early twenties and worked for Miller & Long and Baker until he...
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John George Argiropoulos

October 3, 1950 - February 5, 2017

John George Argiropoulos, 66, of Arlington, passed away on the night of Sunday, February 5, having spent the entire day with those he loved most.He was born to George and Mary Argiropoulos on October 3, 1950, in Washington, D.C. John graduated from Charles W. Woodward High School in 1968 and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He proudly served in the Vietnam War between 1969 and 1971, finishing an...
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Clarence Leroy Gilbertson

May 23, 1937 - February 5, 2017

Died peacefully at home February 5, 2017, under the compassionate care of family and hospice at the age of 79, of pancreatic cancer. Known as Leroy to family, and later as Gil to friends and colleagues, he was born May 23, 1937, in Kalispell, Montana, to Mary (Bondurant) Gilbertson and George Clarence Gilbertson. Along with his eight siblings (Mae, Harold, Mary Lou, Jim, Peggy (deceased), Ted,...
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Paul Joseph Kemp

August 31, 1927 - February 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA.
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Thomas Edward Lukas

August 13, 1929 - February 5, 2017

Thomas Edward Lukas, Captain USN Retired, 87, of McLean VA, passed away at his home Sunday February 5, 2017.A celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday February 18th at the McLean American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean VA. Burial will be at Arlington Cemetery at a later date."Tommy" was born in Pittsburgh PA to Edward and Lillian Lukas. He graduated from Penn State...
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Elizabeth P. Cate

January 16, 1954 - February 1, 2017

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Elizabeth Palmer Cate, recently of Vienna, Virginia, died at her residence in Lewes, Delaware after an eight-month battle with liver cancer. She was the loving wife of Charles I. Cate and mother of George Nicholas Cate.She was the daughter of Dr. Roland and Dorothy Goode of Oakton, Virginia and graduated from Herndon High School. She received her Bachelor of...
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Darryl A. DeMaris

April 7, 1930 - February 1, 2017

On Feb. 1, 2017, in McLean, VA, Capt. Darryl A. DeMaris (86), USN-Ret., died peacefully at the Arleigh Burke Pavilion, Vinson Hall Retirement Community. Capt. DeMaris was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur McLaury DeMaris and Reba Burdsall DeMaris, and his favorite aunt, Jesse Jean Yaeger. Capt. DeMaris is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Johnston DeMaris, his son Michael DeMaris ,...
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