Everly Community Funeral Care

Everly Funeral Homes have been helping families for more than 150 years. We take great pride in serving the families of our community. The reputation of the Everly firms is well-known throughout Northern Virginia, and the Everly family and staff continue to uphold a tradition of excellence. Josiah Stickley Everly began the business of family care with one goal in mind—to provide families with the finest and most dependable services possible. Today the Everly name continues to stand as a tribute to quality service and as a cornerstone for good business and community care. Three Everly Funeral Home locations are available to meet your needs. Each location offers all the amenities needed to make visitors feel as comfortable as possible. You can be confident that Everly has the experience to provide service and comfort to families of all cultures and faiths. In addition, all the funeral homes are located near restaurants that can also be used as settings for family gatherings. Our caring staff members are ready to assist you in creating the service that you and your loved ones have in mind. Today, many people are choosing cremation. If you are interested in learning more about cremation, the knowledgeable staff of Everly Funeral Homes can explain the many options available and can answer any questions you may have. Three generations of the Everly family have served the community, with two generations still assisting area families during their times of need. The staffs of all three Everly Funeral Homes take pride in providing the best of service to all families and have strong experience in international shipping and military service. At Everly Funeral Homes, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. We also offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. We invite you to learn more about Everly Funeral Homes: Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home-Alexandria Everly-Wheatley was established in 1849 and is considered the flagship of the three Everly locations. Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home is housed in a state-of-the-art, newly remodeled facility with ample off-street parking. The beautiful chapel can seat up to 250 guests and is one of the largest funeral chapels in Northern Virginia. Spacious, warm gathering rooms are available to accommodate families and loved ones. For those who prefer cremation, a crematory is located on-site. The funeral home is conveniently located on West Braddock Road near Washington, D.C., Alexandria, and Arlington National Cemetery, as well as Reagan National Airport. Everly Funeral Home-Fairfax The beautiful Everly Funeral Home has proudly served families since 1946. This newly renovated facility features a spacious chapel, an on-site crematory, ample well-lit off-street parking and an elevator for those with disabilities. Everly's well-appointed gathering rooms are available for families to meet before or after services. Conveniently located in the heart of Fairfax, and right next door to historic Fairfax Cemetery, Everly Funeral Home is easily accessible from Dulles International Airport, and is 30 minutes from Arlington National Cemetery. Everly Funeral Home is also convenient to the cities of Springfield, Burke, Chantilly, Herndon and Manassas. Everly Community Funeral Care-Falls Church Everly Community Funeral Care joined the Everly family of funeral homes in 1993 to provide dignified, affordable options in a convenient and comfortable setting. The chapel is located in a warm, quaint building that is full of charm. Gathering rooms are available to suit a wide variety of needs. Centrally located in Falls Church on Route 7, with off-street parking, Everly Community Funeral Care is dedicated to serving the many different cultural and ethnic needs of our community, and will work with each family to accommodate their budget. A wide spectrum of affordable cremation options is also available through our affiliated funeral homes nearby.


Our Obituaries

Peggy Bray Walters

May 1, 1937 - May 7, 2014

On May 7, 2014, Peggy Walters, age 77. Predeceased by her first husband, James Beasley, she is survived by her second husband, Richard Walters; her sisters Crystal, Beverly Ann, and Connie; her children Janice, Susan, and Jimmy. She also leaves 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Her kind and generous nature will be missed by many friends and family. Burial will be private. The family...
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Wilma G. McCoy

June 18, 1921 - April 30, 2014

Wilma G McCoy, age 92, died peacefully on April 30th, in Springfield, Va. She is survived by her son, Robert McCoy and daughter, Bonnie Ahle and their spouses DeAnna McCoy and John Ahle, Jr. and four grandchildren, Tammy and Debbie McCoy and John and Michael Ahle. A viewing will be held on May 9th at Everly Community Funeral Home, from 7 - 9 pm. Interment will be at National Memorial Gardens...
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Mary Del Carpio

July 16, 1924 - April 17, 2014


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Purificacion Mercado Floren

October 11, 1934 - April 14, 2014


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Dennis Eugene Panther

February 9, 1950 - March 20, 2014

Dennis Eugene Panther, age 64, of Dumfries, VA passed away on March 20, 2014 at the Copper Ridge Nursing Home in Sykesville, MD. Dennis was born on February 9, 1950, in Richland, Washington, the first of five children born to Norma and Donald Panther. He spent his early years in Ford, WA, Livermore, CA and Spokane, WA, where he graduated from West Valley High School in 1968. Dennis attended...
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David Owen Schillerstrom

April 28, 1929 - March 13, 2014

Colonel David Owen Schillerstrom, 84, of Arlington, Virginia passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Capital Caring Hospice in Arlington. He retired as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the Air Force after thirty years of service. Among his many military awards are the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster and a Bronze Star. Before entering the Air Force he graduated from the...
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Norma M. Hickman

July 30, 1920 - February 23, 2014

Norma M. Hickman, 93, of Falls Church, Virginia passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014. She came to Washington, DC in 1942 to help win WWII. She continued to work for the Commerce Department of the Government until 1972. She has been a member of Faith Lutheran Church since 1956. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Thomas H. Hickman. Survivors include her son, Clifford...
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Charles Hamilton Gaardsmoe

September 27, 1960 - February 21, 2014

Charles Hamilton Gaardsmoe, 53, of Manassas, Virginia passed away after a long battle with diabetes on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Prince William Hospital. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, he came to this area with his parents at a young age. He was Catholic and had a spiritual faith. He enjoyed playing guitar and fishing. Charles graduated from O'Connell High School and received his Associates...
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Jorge Gutierrez

April 23, 1943 - February 17, 2014

Jorge Gutierrez, 70, of Centreville, Virginia passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014 at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 3 to 8 PM at Everly Community Funeral Care.
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John Robert Schlegel

July 6, 1974 - February 12, 2014

John Robert Schlegel was born to the late John Robert Sr. and Barbara Ann Schlegel on July 6, 1974 in New York. John and Barbara relocated to Virginia where he became second born of five sons. He attended and graduated Annadale High School. With a love for football, he held the defensive tackle position on the Annadale HS football team for four years. As a young child John developed a love for...
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Hazel D. Tontz

August 4, 1921 - February 11, 2014

Hazel D. Tontz was born August 4, 1921 in Geary, Oklahoma to William Finley and Lu Ella (Hinger) Crothers. She passed away Tuesday, February 11. 2014 at her home in Annandale, Virginia at the age of 92 from natural causes. Hazel was raised on a wheat farm along with her nine siblings and she graduated from Geary High School. Her family remained very dear to her throughout her life. She was...
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Marie Riches

November 6, 1924 - February 4, 2014

Marie Riches, 89, of Arlington, VA, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014. She was born November 6,1924 to William F. Oram and Blanche Oram. A lifelong Arlington resident, after graduating from Washington Lee High School she began working at the British Embassy and later at the Canadian Embassy where she was employed nearly fifty years until age 82. Upon her retirement she was presented a...
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Carmen A. Micale

May 10, 1924 - February 3, 2014

Carmen A. Micale, 89, of Falls Church, VA passed away peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2014. Carmen served in the Army Air Corp in World War II and thereafter married and settled in Falls Church, VA in 1946. There he mastered the trade of masonry and raised his family. Survivors include his sons, Joseph, Carlo, and Michael; daughter, Christine; grandchildren, Anthony, Anjanette, Nicholas,...
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My Huong Thi Nguyen

February 22, 1922 - January 29, 2014

Teresa d'Avila Nguyen Thi My Huong, 91, went on peacefully to be with the Lord at 6:45am on January 29, 2014 at her home in Annandale, Virginia surrounded by her children and friends. Mrs. Nguyen was born on February 22, 1922 in Tuyen Quang, Vietnam. She was married to Mr. Trinh Viet Chieu in 1948 who passed away in 1964 in Saigon, Vietnam. Being a widow with six children, Mrs. Nguyen had to work...
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James K. Cockrell, Jr.

February 26, 1921 - January 27, 2014

Colonel James K. Cockrell, 92, of Falls Church, Virginia passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. Colonel Cockrell was a graduate of the class of '42 West Point Military Academy. After retiring from the Army he worked for Cornell Aeronautical Labs. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 45 years, Norma P. Cockrell. Survivors include his five children, Chris...
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Diana Kapnistos Hester

March 29, 1964 - January 22, 2014

Diana Kapnistos Hester , 49, of Arnold, MD (formerly of Arlington, VA) passed away January 22, 2014. Diana received her Masters from the University of Baltimore and made her home in Anne Arundel County as a CPA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Thalia Kapnistos. Survivors include sisters, Patricia Leto of Reston VA and Georgianne Miller of Laytonsville, MD; her Uncle, Homer...
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Frances M. Harris

December 14, 1921 - January 1, 2014

Frances M. Harris, 92, of Arlington, VA passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Born in Tennessee, she was raised the youngest of ten children on a tobacco farm. After her high school graduation the family moved to the Washington, D.C. area where she began working for the federal government. Frances left government service to marry and start her family, returning to work for the Internal...
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Nicolas Mendoza Chan

September 10, 1935 - December 29, 2013

Nicolas Mendoza Chan, 78, born on September 10, 1935 passed away on December 29, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Potenciana C. Chan; four sons: Noel Chan, Joel Chan, Romel Chan, and Junnell Chan; three daughters: Mary Grace Francisco, Mary Ann Belardo, Mary Chelle Kirkland; Grandkids: Patrick, Kristell, Kaitlyn, Kristin, Kimberly, Jaycee, Ryan, Ethan, Alex, Jayden, Kaylee, Deanne, Joshua,...
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William Harvey Rinehart

March 21, 1928 - December 16, 2013

William H. Rinehart (Peanuts), 85, of Annandale, VA passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013. Peanuts was a native of Southwest Washington, DC and retired from the Washington Post Newspaper after 40 + years of service as a Data Processing supervisor. He was a Korean War Army veteran, where he served 2 years active duty and 4 years in the Army reserves. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43...
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Phyllis Elaine Faris

February 10, 1936 - December 3, 2013

Phyllis Elaine Faris, 77, of Alexandria, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Virginia Hospital Center. She came to this area in 1956 from her native hometown of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. She was a homemaker. She is preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Khattor Faris. Survivors include her son, Khattor Faris, II and his spouse, Jeanette; daughter, Elaine Faris; step...
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Patricia Anne Jordan

April 22, 1928 - November 29, 2013

Patricia Anne Jordan, 85, of Alexandria, VA died on Friday, November 29, 2013 at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. She was an advertising director of several suburban newspapers and was a member of the Advertising Club of Washington and Women in Advertising and Marketing. Later in her career she sold magazine advertising. After her retirement she was a census taker, a volunteer at the Campagna Center...
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Felicita P. Coronado

January 2, 1932 - November 22, 2013

Felicita P. Coronado, 81, of Falls Church, VA passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. She came with her family to the United States from the Philippines in 1988. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Eulogio Coronado, Sr. She was a homemaker and cared for her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her daughter, Ellen Coronado-Macapagal; son, Luis...
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George Apostolou

July 14, 1960 - November 19, 2013

George Apostolou, 53, of McLean, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. He was born in Greece and came to the United States in 1977. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Effie Apostolou, his children Alexander and Eleni, his mother Panagiota and his sister Sophia. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 22 from 6 to 9 PM at Everly Community Funeral Care, 6161 Leesburg Pike,...
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Lucille Cannon Dawson

January 23, 1920 - November 17, 2013

Lucille Cannon Dawson January 23, 1920 – November 17, 2013 The passing comet that lit up our lives passed away November 17, 2013. She was the last surviving child of the late J. C. and Winnie Cannon of Lawrenceburg, TN. She was predeceased by her husband of nearly 46 years, Lt. Comm. Stewart A. Dawson, U.S.N. retired. She is survived by her daughter Marilyn & her husband Jerry...
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Charlotte June Hartell-Garcia

February 21, 1931 - November 10, 2013

Charlotte June DeVall Hartell-Garcia, June, as she was known, was born on February 21, 1931 in Branson, Missouri. She graduated from high school in Liberty, Missouri and attended the University of Kansas earning a degree of business administration in 1953. She also recieved a master's degree in secondary education from Old Dominion University. She was married to William Keith Hartell with whom...
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Jose Roberto Chavez

May 29, 1921 - November 9, 2013


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Dorothy Phyllis Mary Baldwin

March 6, 1920 - November 5, 2013


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Julio Cesar Mac Leod Sifuentes

May 1, 1958 - October 13, 2013


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Lidia C. Bandzerewicz

October 21, 1935 - October 8, 2013


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Juliette Micale

July 8, 1927 - October 8, 2013

Juliette Micale, 86 of Falls Church, VA passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday October 8, 2013. Juliette was married at age 17 on October 23, 1944 and resided in Akron, Ohio with her Italian immigrant in-laws until settling in Virginia in 1946 where she managed the household and enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and crafts. Juliette is survived by her husband of 69 years, Carmen Anthony...
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William Ashby Hrabe

March 17, 1937 - October 4, 2013

William Ashby Hrabe, 76, of Alexandria, Virginia passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. "Bill" Hrabe is preceded in death by his parents, Russell & Beulah Hrabe. Survivors include: wife of 35 years,Teresa; brother, Ronald and his wife Gloria; sons, Russell and his wife Joani; Mark and his wife Chianna; daughters, Christie St. Arnold and her husband David; Dawn...
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Lambros Apostolou

September 27, 1927 - September 19, 2013


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Virginia G. Lauver

January 10, 1922 - September 8, 2013

Virginia G. Lauver of Frederick, MD, former longtime resident of Falls Church, VA, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dean C. Lauver, and son, Neil D. Lauver. She is survived by her daughters, Nancy Eddington of Hagerstown, MD and Anne Arthur of Middletown, MD and by her five grandchildren and six great...
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Carol Ruth Hohos

December 25, 1924 - September 6, 2013

Mrs. Carol R. Hohos of Manassas, Virginia passed away on September 6, 2013 at Emeritus of Manassas Assisted Living. She was 88 years old, having been born on 25 December 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She lost her beloved husband Joseph Andrew Hohos in 1993. Mrs. Hohos was a long time resident of the Lake Barcroft community of Falls Church, Virginia. She was a member of the Falls Church...
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Jose Ormilla Lomboy

March 19, 1932 - September 3, 2013

Jose Ormilla Lomboy, 81 of Falls Church, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Arlington, Virginia. Born in the Philippines, he came to this area over twenty five years ago from Villasis Pangasinan, Philippines. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Maria Lomboy of Falls Church; 4 daughters, Vivienne Abriam of Falls Church, Stella...
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Joan K. Leslie

September 22, 1927 - August 18, 2013

Joan Kinney Leslie passed away on August 18 in Falls Church, VA after complications following a recent stroke. Joan was 85. Joan was from the Midwest, born in Keokuk, Iowa in 1927. She grew up in Missouri and graduated from Jefferson City High School and then Missouri University with a B.A. in Personnel Administration. She was a Tri Delta sorority sister and kept many of these sisters as her...
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Kee Kwong Tang

November 13, 1916 - August 16, 2013

Kee Kwong Tang, 96, of Alexandria, Virginia passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2013 at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. A visitation will be held on Friday, August 23 from 5 to 7 PM at Everly Community Funeral Care, 6161 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22044 with funeral services on Saturday, August 24, at 10 AM. Burial will follow at Washington National Cemetery in Suitland, Maryland.
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Curtis Andrew Warner

December 18, 1953 - August 6, 2013

WARNER Curtis A. Warner (AGE 59) Entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Beloved father of Ayana and Dikembe. Also survived by his mother, Eileen; his five sisters, Linda, Jacqueline, Margaret, Anne Marie, and Catherine; one brother, Steve, and a host of other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at Everly Community Funeral Care, 6161 Leesburg Pike, Falls...
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Robert K. Stull

November 18, 1916 - August 4, 2013

Robert Kershner Stull, Lt. Col US Army, Retired, of Fairfax, VA, passed away August 4, 2013, at the age of 96. Robert K. Stull was born November 18, 1916 in Olean, New York, to parents Samuel Beckwith Stull and Grace Kershner Stull, who, along with his sister Patricia Leader, preceded him in death. As a man of faith, Robert enjoyed a rich life and several careers. Up until the day he passed...
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Noorali Ramzanali Sayani

July 18, 1943 - July 30, 2013

Noorali Sayani, 70, of Accokeek, MD passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Washington Hospital Center. Services will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Everly Community Funeral Care starting at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at National Memorial Park.
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Eloise Fishback

May 11, 1925 - July 30, 2013

Eloise Fishback, longtime resident of Arlington and Falls Church, Virginia, ascended to be with the Lord on July 30, 2013. Eloise was known as "EE" to her family and "Elo" to her coworkers of a 30 plus year career, primarily with local employers Melpar and Cooper-Trent. To the end of her life, she maintained her strong devotion to the family of her former employer, the late Mr. Ben Cooper, an...
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Irving La'Rue Denton

October 22, 1921 - July 26, 2013

Irving La'Rue Denton (Mr. Annandale), husband of Helen Nadine Denton, father of D'Ann Sue, grandfather of Matthew Nathaniel, Denton Oliver, Irving La'Rue, Paul Francis, son of Ike and Lottie Denton, servant of God, friend of his fellow man. We could fill pages of print on the accomplishments of Irving's 92 years among which were: 30 years as an AirForce Officer where he served in three wars, WW2...
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Darvis Allen Reed

June 21, 1930 - July 19, 2013

Darvis Allen Reed, 83, of Arlington, Virginia passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013 at Virginia Hospital Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Reed, his parents, Harry Oscar and Emma Ida Reed, his stepmother, Elsie Reed, his sister, Priscilla Neiman and his brother Warren Reed. Surviviors include his son, Duane S. Reed of Arlington, his nephews, Rick, Michael and Chris and...
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Linda Ann Hileman Giordano

July 16, 2013

Linda Ann Giordano, 72, died at her home in Vienna, VA on July 16, surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Samuel A. Giordano; three sons, Glenn (Laura Alexander) of Port St. John, FL, Gregg of Vienna, VA, and Carl (Michelle Mills) of Manassas, VA. Linda and Sam have five grandchildren: Rachel, Alex and Matthew Giordano and James and Brian Masterson. She...
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Louis Peter Cherpes

October 17, 1932 - July 4, 2013

Louis Peter Cherpes of Falls Church, VA, died peacefully and went to join the Lord on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Born in Pittsburgh, PA in 1932, Louis is survived by his wife Mary; three sons Peter, George, and Mark; one sister Artes; and nine grandchildren. A loving husband and father, Louis served in the US army during the Korean War period and then in the Army Reserve for 8 years. He attended and...
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Maurice E. Abi-Najm

January 28, 1945 - June 25, 2013

Maurice E. Abi-Najm, 68, of Burke, Virginia passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on June 25, 2013. He was a former stylist for Elizabeth Arden for over 35 years with an extensive client list including dignitaries. Later he retired from Lucien and Eivan after several years. He attended and was very active with St. Mark Coptic Church in Burke. He was preceded in death...
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Mylene "Mhai" Marcelo de Leon Scott

February 6, 1975 - May 29, 2013

Mylene "Mhai" Marcelo de Leon Scott, 38, of Sterling, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. A native of the Philippines, she moved to the US in 2000 and resided in Washington before moving to Virginia in 2012. She attended St John the Apostle Catholic Church in Leesburg. She was preceded in death by her father, Segundo de Leon. Survivors include her two daughters, Camille Scott and...
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Bessie Ligelis

July 17, 1923 - May 27, 2013

Bessie Ligelis, of Alexandria, VA, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2013. She was born in Newark, NJ, on July 17, 1923. She is survived by her beloved children, Nicholas (Marjorie), Elaine, Tina, Meas, nieces and nephews, godchildren and many friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 29, from 6 to 8 pm, at Everly Community Funeral Care, 6161 Leesburg Pk, Falls Church, VA 22044. Services...
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Ruth Maness Bennsky

September 20, 1924 - May 26, 2013

Ruth Maness Bennsky, 88, of Falls Church, Virginia passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM at Everly Community Funeral Care. A funeral service will be on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Falls Church Church of Christ, 6149 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Burial will...
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Jiren Bao

November 3, 1938 - May 11, 2013


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Dorothy Monk Bullion

May 27, 1910 - April 21, 2013

Dorothy M. Bullion, 102, of Falls Church, VA passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at her home. Born in Stark, New York, she came to this area from Palm Harbor, Florida in 2004 to live with her daughter. She was a registered nurse before becoming a mother. While raising her children she owned and operated Dot's Exchange in Delmar, New York until retiring in 1965. She was very active in the...
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Donald E. Sowle, (Col. USAF, Ret)

May 27, 1915 - March 22, 2013

Hon. Donald E. Sowle (Col. USAF Ret.), May 27, 1915-March 22, 2013. Donald E. Sowle, 97, of McLean VA, passed away March 22, 2013. Visitation will be at Everly Funeral Home, Falls Church, VA, June 5, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Fort Myer Army Base Memorial Chapel, June 6, 2013, 12:45 p.m. The Rev. Martin McGill will preside. Burial will follow at Arlington...
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John Dale Bowden

September 27, 1943 - March 20, 2013

John Dale Bowden On Wednesday, March 20, at his residence in Springfield, VA beloved husband of the late Karen Bowden, father of Erica Bowden Goodlin (Brian) of Plano, Texas and loving husband of Kathleen Jean Bowden entered into rest with his Lord. He is survived by three beautiful grandchildren, Justin, Colin, and Natalie and his loving sister Carol (Fred), nephew Gary, and nieces Teri and...
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Lewis S. Orndorff

February 1, 1918 - March 18, 2013

Lewis Swartz Orndorff, 95, of Alexandria died on Monday, March 18, 2013 at his home. He was a Coast Guard World War II veteran and retired from Naval Air Systems Command after 33 years of service. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (I.B.E.W.). During his career and after retirement he worked as an electrician and plumber helping his church and many people...
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Louis J. Correri

February 8, 1922 - March 15, 2013

Louis J. Correri, 91 Foreign Service State Department He was born in Manhattan, NY and came to this area in 1946. A Senior Member of the Office of Communications with the State Department. He was a Regional Officer of ARA, Middle East, South Asia and Far East. He was also a Communications Officer at the US Mission to the UN, Bonn, London, and Paris. At the State Department he was...
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Athina Maria Milton

March 13, 2013

Athina Maria Milton, 86, of Falls Church passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at The Washington House. Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Everly Community Funeral Care from 2-6 PM. Burial will take place in Greece at a later date.
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George Jorge Grossmann

March 27, 1924 - March 9, 2013

George (Jorge) Grossmann passed away peacefully on March 9, 2013. He is survived by his wife Celia and his sons Henry and David. Funeral Services will be held on Friday March 15 at St. Michaels Catholic Church at 12 noon, 7401 St. Michael Lane, Annandale, VA. Interment will follow immediately at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, 3411 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA.
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Neena Kapur

January 12, 1951 - March 4, 2013

Neena Kapur, 62, of Arlington, Virginia passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. She came to this area in 1974 from her native of New Delhi, India. She was a licensed practical nurse for over 40 years and recently worked at The Washington House and The Hermitage of Northern Virginia. She was a member of Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in Northern Virginia. She was...
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Alice F. Brown

March 11, 1951 - February 26, 2013

Alice F. Brown, 61, of Oakton, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Capital Caring Hospice. Alice came here from her native Chicago, Illinois in 1993. She was a billing specialist for FOAA Anesthesia Services in Fairfax, VA and attended St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Falls Church. Survivors include her son, Dion J. Brown (Johana) of Falls Church, VA; her sister, Sandra...
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Kathryn Norman Collins

April 11, 1913 - February 9, 2013

Kathryn Norman Collins, 99, of Alexandria passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Goodwin House Alexandria. She came to this area in 1942 from her home of Lawrence, Massachusetts. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard D. Collins. She formerly worked at Pentagon Federal Credit Union and Capital Airlines Federal Credit Union as a loan officer. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament...
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Emilia Figueroa

February 2, 2013


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Gus Constantine

January 24, 1929 - January 29, 2013

Gus Constantine, 84, of Woodbridge, VA passed away on January 29, 2013 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. He was born in New York on January 24, 1929. The only child of Dimitri and Elpinikie Constantine, Gus was christened into the Greek Orthodox Church and followed his father's passion for politics by becoming a journalist. He was drafted into the Korean War as an infantry man in 1951 receiving an...
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Thalia Eliades Kapnistos

January 1, 1928 - January 21, 2013


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Gloria V. Simmons

September 29, 1923 - January 19, 2013

Gloria "Shortie" Marcella Van Deventer Simmons, 89, of Arlington, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013. She was born September 29, 1923 to the late Billy Van Deventer and Mabel Hill Huss in Mexico, Missouri. She leaves her beloved husband of 68 years, Col. Robert L. Simmons USMC (Ret.), married October 28, 1944 in Chicago. She also leaves behind daughter Jill (John) Graff, grandchildren Laura...
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Carroll William "Bill" Hayes

January 17, 2013

Carroll William ("Bill") Hayes, 92, former Director of Government Relations for the Celanese Corporation, died of complications associated with lung disease on January 17 at his home in Alexandria, Virginia. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of the late Judge Carroll and Mary G. Hayes, Bill Hayes graduated from Iona School in New Rochelle, New York, earned a B.S. from Fordham College in...
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Robert L. Russell

May 24, 1933 - January 11, 2013

Robert L. Russell, 79, of Falls Church, VA passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013. He was a member of the United States Air Force, and retired as Lt. Colonel after serving 22 years. His service awards included The Silver Star, four Distinguished Flying Crosses, six Air Medals, a Purple Heart and two Air Force Commendation Medals. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Nancy B. Russell of...
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Virginia Peyton Unger

December 6, 1921 - January 4, 2013

Virginia Peyton Unger, 91, a resident of Alexandria and Arlington for 60 years died January 4 at the Arlington ManorCare Health Services Nursing Home. She was born in Berlin, Germany where her father, William Telfair Daugherty, was the U.S. trade commissioner in Germany from 1921 to 1933. The Daugherty family returned to the United States in 1933 where she attended Sunny Hills school and the ...
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Dora Duarte Guerra

April 28, 1918 - January 2, 2013

Dora Duarte Guerra, 94, of Falls Church, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. Survivors include her sons, Benjamin, Aldo, Oscar, Edgard and Mauricio Guerra who will deeply miss her. "She left us first, before we leave, and she is in the Kingdom of Heaven with God, the only place that a unique person like her would deserve. Our Mama Dora, aunt and...
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Phoebe Janet Hardwick Lee

January 17, 1917 - January 2, 2013

Phoebe Janet Hardwick Lee was born January 17, 1917 to Alma Beaune and William George Hardwick. She was the sixth of nine children and Lord, how she loved growing up with her Mama, Papa, brothers and sisters on a dairy farm in Pell City, Alabama! After graduating from Alabama College, she married James Edward Lee of Poplarville, Mississippi. James always called her Janet. In Alabama, Janet...
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Ida M. Silverstein

June 1, 1920 - December 30, 2012

Ida M. Silverstein, 92, of McLean, Virginia Passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Sunrise of McLean. Born in Oakland, California, she came to this area 67 years ago from California. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Harold Silverstein and her daughter, Linda. Mrs. Silverstein worked for the Office of Personnel Management for the War Department as a job classification...
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Henry E. Strickland, Jr.

April 23, 1928 - December 20, 2012

Colonel Henry E. Strickland, Jr., U. S. Army (Ret.), passed away on Thursday, December 20, at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife Muriel, daughters; Mary Strickland and Elizabeth Larson, sons; Stephen Strickland and Michael Strickland, and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by two daughters, Teresa Strickland and Kathleen Strickland. Family will be receiving...
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Carlos Alberto Alvarez

October 14, 1964 - December 14, 2012

Carlos Alberto Alvarez (Age 48) A resident of Falls Church, VA passed away on December 14, 2012. Beloved son of Alberto and Rosa Alvarez; brother of Cynthia Rollins and Melissa Teresinski; brother in law of John Teresinski; uncle to Vincent, Olivia, and Mia. Also survived by Jacoby (dog), and other loving family and friends. A visitation will be held at Everly Community Funeral Care, 6161...
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William Irving Goewey

December 24, 1924 - December 12, 2012

William Irving Goewey, 87, of Falls Church, VA, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at his home. He came to Arlington, VA in the early 1960s when he was posted to the Pentagon. Mr. Goewey was a graduate of the US Naval Academy ('49) and saw action in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. His last command was DD-696, USS English. He retired from the US Navy as a Commander, worked as an engineer...
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Michael Langley Whitley

August 19, 1962 - December 8, 2012

Michael Langley Whitley, 50, of Alexandria, VA passed away on December 8, 2012. He was an avid sailor, car enthusiast, and gourmet cook. He enjoyed traveling the world, spending time with his family and friends living life to it's fullest. Michael graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was preceded in death by his mother Millie. Survivors...
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Ethiopia Yirdaw

June 25, 1931 - December 8, 2012

Ethiopia Yirdaw, 81, of Alexandria, Va passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 4 - 7 PM at Everly Community Funeral Care, 6161 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church and funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Debre-Gennet Medhanialem Ethiopian Orthodox Church, 4401 Old Branch Avenue,...
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Dan Mateo Angeles

January 1, 1943 - December 7, 2012

Dan Mateo Angeles, 69, of Springfield, Virginia passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012 at his residence. He retired from Washington Hospital Center in 2006 after working as a technologist in blood banking. He came to this area in 1974 from the Philippines. He is survived by three siblings, Eloida, Noel and Roseanne; his nieces and nephews, Renee, Rachel, James Paul, Gerald, Jeffrey, Chris,...
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Stany Hernandez

December 2, 2012


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John Meehan

October 4, 1924 - November 24, 2012

Jack Meehan of Falls Church passed away peacefully at home with family members at his side after a long illness on November 24, 2012. He was born on October 4, 1924, in Ballyroan, County Laois, Ireland. Jack was married September 25, 1946, to Bridie Beale, who preceded him in death. Jack was the beloved father of Sean, Patrick, and Bridget Mary. The family immigrated to the United States in 1956...
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Yolanda Pampamallco-Bautista

November 15, 2012

Yolanda Pampamallco, 46, of Annandale, Virginia passed away on November 5, 2012 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at St. Anthony Catholic Church.
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William Loehr Hemphill

December 7, 1941 - November 10, 2012

William Loehr Hemphill, 70, of Arlington, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at his residence. Dear Friends, The Hemphill Family regrets to advise you that William Loehr Hemphill passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012, quite unexpectedly moving from reasonable health and to succumb to medical complications. You are cordially invited to a Memorial Service for Bill at 2:00 P...
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Everett Michael Allan

October 18, 2007 - November 2, 2012

Everett Michael Allan, 5, of Alexandria, Virginia passed away on Friday, November 2, 2012 at INOVA Alexandria Hospital. He was born on October 18, 2007 at INOVA Alexandria Hospital and has spent his life in Alexandria. Everett enjoyed being stimulated by flashing lights, bubbles, balloons and both his Elmo and Barney dvd's. He especially loved to hear music and his sisters playing with him. ...
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Steven A. Barsony

August 16, 1924 - October 9, 2012

Steven A. Barsony, 88, of Lake Barcroft passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Barsony retired from both the department of transportation and Boeing Aircraft Corporation as an engineer. He was a member of First Christian Church of Falls Church as well as a board member with the church. He was also a former tennis player, an avid golfer and he greatly enjoyed visiting with...
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Ollie Kaye Lockhart

March 17, 1946 - September 14, 2012

Ollie "Kaye" Duff Lockhart, age 66, of McLean, VA, passed away on Friday, 9/14/2012 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA. She was born on March 17, 1946 in Clintwood, Virginia to her parents, Farmer Duff and Anna Jane Duff. She married Paul Ed Lockhart in Clintwood, VA on March 21, 1967. They had 2 children. She was a current resident of McLean, VA for 44 years. She was employed by...
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Theodore R. MacKechnie, US Army (Ret)

August 25, 2012

Theodore Ross MacKechnie, 89, died after a brief illness on August 25, 2012 at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. He was a graduate of the OCS, served in World War II in the 42nd Rainbow Division, and became a career U.S. Army officer, retiring in 1969. His military decorations include the Army Commendation Medal and The Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster. Following retirement he became a...
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William E. Bivens

August 26, 1941 - August 13, 2012


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George C. Karaiskos

June 4, 1932 - August 1, 2012

George C. Karaiskos, 80, of Vienna, VA passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at his residence. Born in Villia, Greece, he came to the United States in 1963. He previously owned and operated Elizabeth and George's Hair Styling in Alexandria, VA. He was a member of St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church in Falls Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth. Survivors include his...
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Dorothy M Guido

July 30, 2012

OBITUARY Dorothy Walker Guido of Northville and Ocala Dorothy Walker Guido, a longtime Northville MI and Ocala FL resident and wife of Eugene S. Guido, passed away July 30 in McLean, Virginia. She was 83 years old and suffered from Alzheimer's disease. A memorial service for Mrs. Guido is scheduled for September 15, 2012 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Falls Church VA, with inurnment...
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Mary Rita Pettin

April 16, 1915 - July 29, 2012

Mary Pettin , 97, a resident of Falls Church, VA since 1958, died peacefully at home of natural causes, on Sunday, July 29, 2012. Born on April 16, 1915 in NY, NY, she retained her ties to NYC. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband Lt Col Charles Francis Pettin and by 3 sons, Charles, Edmond, and John. Survivors include her devoted son and caregiver, James Pettin of Falls Church, VA...
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Frances Elizabeth Porter Hallberg

February 2, 1920 - July 27, 2012

In Loving Memory of Frances Elizabeth Porter Hallberg. Mrs Hallberg- 'Fran' to her many close friends, was born in Centerville, Iowa on Feb 2nd 1920 to Perry Wilson Porter and Faye Jarman Porter. She was pre-deceased by her first husband Al Cassady, brother Perry Wilson Porter, Jr., and sister Mildred Porter Kensinger. Fran moved to Washington D.C. to work for Senator Clare McGee. She continued...
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Olan Christina Aronson

July 18, 2012

OLAN CHRISTINA "CHRIS" ARONSON On July 18, 2012 at the age of 88, Chris Aronson died from complications including diabetes and congestive heart failure. Born Olan Lea in Slayton, TX on July 5, 1924, Chris Aronson grew up in Big Spring, TX whereupon immediately after graduating from high school, she, along with her older sister, moved to Chicago. Not long afterward, Chris went from there to...
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Eskandar Jahandarifar

January 21, 1930 - July 14, 2012

Memorial Announcement Dear families, friends, and loved ones, It is with great sorrow to inform you, in the afternoon of July 14, 2012, our family lost our beloved uncle, our loving brother, our great friend, and our dad, Eskandar Jahandarifar to cancer at the age of 82. Our beloved Essi lived a rich life full of love, laughter, and respect for everyone. We will remember our beloved Essi...
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Clarence E. Cope

July 13, 2012

Cope, Clarence Eugene age 81 of Washington D.C. passed away Friday July 13th, 2012 in Washington D.C. He was born in Mayfield, Kentucky . Gene was predeceased by his mother Pauline and father Orburn and brother Ted. He is survived by: his daughter Laurel(and Brad)Donaldson of Vienna, VA., sisters: Vicki Cope and Janeen Cope of Troy MI., brother Jerry(and Tanya) Cope of Greenville S.C., sister-in...
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Christine Comninel Zirps

June 11, 1930 - June 23, 2012

Christine Comninel Zirps Christine "Nina" Comninel Zirps passed away on 23 June 2012 at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as a result of a brain tumor. Christine was born in New York City on 11 June 1930, the seventh child of George and Marianthe Comninel. She graduated from Hunter College in January 1952 with honors and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. She was proud...
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Sandra M. Abell

May 9, 1941 - June 15, 2012

On June 15, 2012, Sandra M. Abell (Sandy), age 71, after a 2 1/2 year battle with ovarian cancer, died peacefully; while surrounded by her loving family, Sandy went home to The Lord, Jesus Christ Sandy is survived by her high school sweetheart and husband of 47 years, Richard W. Abell, Jr., her beloved son, Richard C. Abell (Alcira), two granddaughters, Lilia E. Reyes and Sandra M. Covington ...
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Norma D. Bond

June 12, 2012

Passed away peacefully at home after a long illness.. Mrs. Bond came to this area about 60 years ago to attend nursing school and served as head operating room nurse at Georgetown University Hospital for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Thomas S. Bond. They were married for thirty-six years. She is also preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters and survived by a...
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