Our Obituaries

Rosellen L. Simon

June 2, 1922 - January 29, 2018


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James Everett Hancock

July 29, 1936 - January 29, 2018


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Roy Weidler

June 8, 1947 - January 27, 2018

Of Fairfax, VA on January 27, at the age of 70. Beloved husband of 37 years to Marcia Weidler; father of David (Karina); and grandfather of Michelle, Alexander, and Clio. Roy was a devoted employee for 49 years with Housing and Urban Development. He recently retired as a Financial Systems Analyst.A service to celebrate Roy's life will be held on Friday, February 2 at 11 am at Demaine Funeral Home...
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Janet Rebecca Reynolds

February 28, 1944 - January 25, 2018


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Louise R. Heinly

June 25, 1939 - January 23, 2018


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Sumiko H. Byrd

May 10, 1924 - January 23, 2018

Sumiko Hirakawa was born May 10,1924 in Oita-ken, located on the southern island of Kyushu, Japan. The island is mountainous, with numerous hot springs and home to Japan's most active volcano, Mt. Aso.Sumiko is the 3rd youngest of 7 brothers and sisters. As her parents passed when she was young, after she finished 8th grade, she moved to Manchuria to live with an older sister and brother-in-law....
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Charlotte S. Custer

September 16, 1925 - January 23, 2018

Charlotte Schultz Custer peacefully passed away at age 92 on January 23, 2018. She was born in Lansdale, PA in 1925 to Harry H. and Juliet Aaron Schultz. She graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. degree in English. She met Samuel A. Custer and they were married in 1950 and enjoyed 59 years of marriage.During her married life, she lived in South Carolina, Massachusetts, Ohio, Japan,...
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Raymond Hollis Gaylor

August 13, 1927 - January 21, 2018


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Elise Wells Caldwell

December 22, 1917 - January 19, 2018

Elise Wells Caldwell Age 100Elise Wells Caldwell, age 100, passed away on January 19, 2018, at her home at Greenspring Village in Springfield, Virginia.Born in Callands, Virginia on December 22, 1917, Elise was theyoungest of eleven children born to Charles Wesley Wells and Ida Hankins Wells. Elise was preceded in death by...
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William Clifton Price

April 15, 1939 - January 18, 2018


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Carl David Carey

November 26, 1938 - January 17, 2018

Carl Carey died peacefully in his home on January 17th, 2018 in Fairfax Station, Virginia surrounded by his family. Carl was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.Carl was born on November 26th, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Margaret Hamaker and Walter Carey. He grew up in Marion, Indiana and attended Purdue University for his degree of Bachelor of Science. He went on...
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Ronald F. Willis

September 22, 1939 - January 14, 2018


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Thyra E. Weekes

December 26, 1928 - January 13, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Thyra Evelyn (Wells) Weekes announces her passing at the Heatherwood Retirement Community in Burke, Virginia on Saturday, January 13, 2018. She had recently celebrated her 89th birthday.Thyra will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her sons Greg (Sanford, Florida), Randy (Alexandria, Virginia), Mike (Bloomington, Illinois) and Dean (Greenville...
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Benedetto R. LoBalbo

September 15, 1947 - January 13, 2018

The Ben. My dad. He was honest, robust, full of integrity and dirty jokes. He was easy-going (unless you were the person on the other end of a customer service phone call), and a hell of a lot of fun. He was a 2nd generation Italian-American, and a true New Yorker whose accent would come running back to him as soon as we crossed into Manhattan on visits. He went to Georgetown as a 16 year old....
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Anne Byrd Pilcher

September 24, 1928 - January 12, 2018

Anne Byrd Pilcher, 89, who was a librarian in the 1950's at NACA (currently NASA) Langley AFB, VA, died January 12 2018 of complications from COPD at Heatherwood Retirement Community.Mrs. Pilcher also worked as a personnel asst. for Fairfax Ct. Public Schools in the 80's and 90's after her three sons were of college age.After attending Elon College in N.C. for two years, she graduated from Mary...
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Raelene C. Hydro

October 7, 1944 - January 9, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Ruth A. Gourley

May 20, 1924 - January 8, 2018


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James Stuart Stancil

October 20, 1934 - January 8, 2018

James Stuart Stancil, 83, a native of Alexandria, Virginia, peacefully passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the Envoy in Alexandria, under the care of Capital Caring."Jimmy" to many of his friends and "Stuart" to his many loyal clients. Mr. Stancil was born on October 20, 1934 to Florence and James Stancil. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy Ann Stancil Kennedy, and grandson,...
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Rita Johnston

April 20, 1951 - January 8, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Rita Darlene (Hayworth) Johnston announces her sudden passing at her home in Springfield, Virginia, on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the age of 66. Rita will be lovingly remembered by her loving husband and best friend of 46 years, Terry Ray and her children, Steven and his wife Andrea of South Riding, Virginia and David of Tampa, Florida. Rita will also...
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Francis Gerard Haas

May 6, 1928 - January 6, 2018

Frank Haas, 89, died on January 6 at Greenspring Village in Springfield. He leaves his daughter, Jeanne Marie Butterworth (Stewart), his son, Daniel Haas, his daughter-in-law, Jo-Ann Haas, his partner, Patricia McGrady, his sister, Maryann Andrews, his brother, Robert Haas, his former wife, Mary Haas; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and many loving friends....
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Ernest Stanley Abbott

April 21, 1927 - January 6, 2018

Ernest Stanley Abbott, beloved husband of Olga Bak Abbott, passed away on Saturday January 6, 2018 at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Virginia. He was 90 years old.Born on 21 April 1927, in Camden, New Jersey, he was the third son of William E. Abbott and Clara Stannard Abbott. After graduating from Collingswood High School in New Jersey, he served in the US Army as part of the occupation forces in...
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Tommy Reid Browning

February 2, 1930 - January 5, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Darlene Margaret Warner

February 12, 1933 - January 3, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Torvall Leroy Nelson

December 2, 1917 - January 3, 2018

TORVALL LEROY NELSON (age 100)Died peacefully at his home in Annandale, VA, January 3, 2018. Born in Ogden, UT on December 2, 1917, under the covenant, to Peter Leroy and Pearl Laub Nelson (both predeceased) and had 3 younger sisters, Helen, Virginia, and Evelyn (all predeceased). He attended Weber College, UT; Utah State University, University of Utah, UCLA, and BYU. With a double major in...
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Jay C. Groff

March 29, 1922 - January 3, 2018

Jay C. Groff. Jr., age 95, a longtime resident of Springfield, Virginia passed away on January 3, 2018 at The Fairfax, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He was born in Quarryville, PA and graduated from Quarryville High School in May 1940. Soon after he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was shipped by transport to Hickam Field on Oahu, Hawaii in September 1940. He was assigned to the Rescue Crash Boat...
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Leonard Stanley Sawicki

August 7, 1950 - January 2, 2018

Leonard Stanley SawickiBorn 08/07/1950 in Erie, PaResident of Burke, VASon of the late Louis and Sophie Sawicki of Erie, PALoving husband of Nancy Sawicki Father and father-in-law of Matthew Sawicki, Michael Sawicki (Kirstin), Stephen Sawicki (Nora Mueller), and Katherine Kemper (John Kemper III).Grandfather of Billy Sawicki, Sean Sawicki, Danny Sawicki, Kate Sawicki, Finn Sawicki, Celia Sawicki,...
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Stella D'Angelo Hubble

August 8, 1921 - January 2, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Lewis C. Spessard

August 9, 1923 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Edith Mae Willett

March 15, 1924 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Monina Yllana Fernando

August 20, 1939 - December 31, 2017

Monina Y. Fernando, 78, passed away on December 31, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Augusto, and her children Augusto Jr. (Bobby), Maria Luisa (Pinky), Maria Rhodora (Rhoda), and Maria Rita (Marita).Monina was born in Naga City, Philippines on Aug 20, 1939. She was the third of eight children of Col. Jose Yllana and Gavina Medenilla. Even as a child, she was the pride and joy of her...
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Verna Lee Sibley

August 17, 1938 - December 30, 2017

Of Springfield, VA on December 30, at the age of 79. Mother of Anita Lee Dehaven and Donna (Brad) Calderone; grandmother of Allison (Tommy) Holt, Elena Calderone, and Deven Dehaven; and great-grandmother of Matthew and Jackson. Verna was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Springfield for nearly 40 years. She was a dedicated accountant for Jack Bays, Inc. for 28 years before retirement. A...
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Noah James DeGidio

June 14, 2000 - December 30, 2017

Noah James DeGidio was born June 14, 2000 in San Diego, CA and passed away December 30, 2017 in Springfield, VA. He was the beloved son of his father, Russel J. DeGidio and his mother, Lisa A. Krueger-DeGidio. He is survived by his brother, Benjamin L. DeGidio; sisters, Ashley M. DeGidio-Peare and Amanda L. DeGidio-Fader; Paternal Grandmother, Pauline Nuti; Maternal Grandparents, Jerry and Chris...
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Robert Stennett Amery

June 15, 1922 - December 29, 2017

Robert (Bob) S. AmeryJune 15, 1922 - December 29, 2017He was a highly-respected Administrative Law Judge with the U.S. Dept. of Labor, a proud USAF Colonel and Gunny Sergeant in the USMC. He was also a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Elizabeth S. Amery, who passed away on August 27, 2016. He leaves behind his sons, James (wife Mardie) and...
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Mildred McGuire Bagnall

February 24, 1929 - December 29, 2017

Mildred Mary McGuire was born on February 24, 1929 in Washington DC, 8 months before the great stock market crash that ushered in the Great Depression. The firstborn of Chester J McGuire and Gertrude Naphen McGuire, she was their only child until her younger sister, Patricia, came into the world several years later. She began making her mark in the world when she was one of only a few women to...
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Robert Thomas Marsh

January 3, 1925 - December 28, 2017

General Robert Thomas Marsh, USAF RetiredPassed away on December 28, 2017 surrounded by his loving and devoted family at the age of 92, just 6 days short of his 93rd birthday.Born January 3, 1925 in Logansport, Indiana, Tom was the sixth child of Margaret and Arthur Marsh. Growing up in a large family during the 1920's and 30's, Tom developed an ethic of hard work, responsibility and selflessness...
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Duane Oliver Jackson

November 13, 1963 - December 22, 2017

Of Sterling, VA, on December 22, at the age of 54. Beloved son of Edward Jackson, Sr. and the late Ruby Jackson; brother of Yvonne Jackson, Edward "Ted" (Lisa) Jackson, Jr., and Kenneth (Luciana) Jackson; and uncle of Lauren Viohl, Daria Jackson, Darius Jackson, Kathrin Sami, Kelly Sami, and Francesca Jackson.Duane was born on Wiesbaden Air Force Base (Germany) November 13, 1963. He was a...
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Melvin Kenneth Hottman

November 25, 1934 - December 22, 2017

Melvin Hottman, 83, of Annandale, VA, passed away, Friday December 22, 2017 at The Alder Center for Caring. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 13 at Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003. Memorials may be made to Annandale United Methodist Church Children, Youth and Adult ministries.Melvin was born November 25, 1934 in Dickinson...
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Marie Evelyn Pogozalski

June 22, 1925 - December 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Marie Evelyn Pogozalaski

June 22, 1925 - December 18, 2017

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Charles Wayne Gaumer

March 30, 1966 - December 18, 2017

Of Springfield, passed away on December 18, 2017. Preceded in death by his parents Charles & Sylvia Gaumer.Beloved brother of Elizabeth Corcoran and Cindy (Peter) Vercruysse; also survived by 3 nieces and 1 nephew.A graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 28 at 11 am at Bethel Cemetery, Wilkes Street, Old Town Alexandria.In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in...
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Antoinette Savia Lynch

January 25, 1924 - December 18, 2017

LynchAntoinette Savia Lynch (Age 93)On December 18, 2017 at the age of 93, Antoinette Lynch died at Greenspring Village in Springfield, Virginia. She is survived by her only son James, his wife, Monica and grandchildren Michael (Courtney) and Brian. Antoinette, known to her family as "Angie" and her friends as "Tonye", was a long time Springfield resident. Born in Vienna, Virginia she moved to...
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Philip Martin Myers

April 2, 1937 - December 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Richard Henry Williams

April 25, 1935 - December 17, 2017

Richard H. Williams was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 25, 1935. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah and law degree from the University of Utah College of Law. He served for two years as a Mormon missionary to the Navajo and Apache people of the American Southwest. Three years were spent in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea, New York and as commander of the induction...
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Robert F. Zikowitz

August 27, 1921 - December 16, 2017

Major Robert F. Zikowitz (U. S. Army, Ret.), formerly of Annandale, VA, passed away peacefully at his home in Greenspring Village, Springfield, VA on December 16, 2017 at the age of 96. Beloved husband of 65 years to the late Emily Zikowitz (nee Hart); dear father of Robert (Brenda) Zikowitz, Jr., Michael (Laurie) Zikowitz, and Patricia Berry; grandfather of Burgandy (Jamie) Trimmer, Aleisha ...
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Edward K. Girod

April 12, 1929 - December 15, 2017

Edward Kay Girod, 88, died December 15, 2017, at Greenspring Village in Springfield, VA. He was born in Masontown, PA, on April 12, 1929, the second of three children of Michael and Carrie (McLeod) Girod. He graduated from Dunbar Township High in 1947 and Penn State University in 1952 with a degree in Education. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in March of 1952 and served one year. Ed began his...
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Gretchen Levan Lund

November 24, 1947 - December 15, 2017

Gretchen grew up in Shamokin PA. Shamokin was a coal mining town - Gretchen graduated from Coal Township High School in 1965 and in recent years has been actively involved as an alumna. In that place and time going to college was rare for high school graduates. Gretchen found office work in local factories until she was recruited to come to work in DC. (The word was out that good workers could...
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Ann Baumstark Dau

November 25, 1943 - December 12, 2017

Ann B. Dau passed away peacefully on December 12 surrounded by her loving family. Born in St. Louis, Missouri to Walter and Mary Baumstark, she grew up in Winnetka, Illinois before attending Marymount College in Alexandria, Virginia where she met and in 1964 married the love of her life, Rick. Ann then began a twenty-year career as a Navy wife and mother of five boys, moving the family over 21...
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Carolyn Dayton Ayres

October 18, 1938 - December 12, 2017

Carolyn ("Carey") Ayres (nee White) passed away peacefully on December 12, 2017 in Springfield, VA. Loving mother and grandmother. Longtime children's librarian and beloved storyteller, Port Washington Public Library. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org.
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Mary Ann Meegan

September 28, 1936 - December 11, 2017

MaryAnn Meegan, beloved wife of Michael J. Meegan (deceased), passed away on December 11, 2017 at the age of 81. She was reunited with her husband Michael, her parents Jack and Ann Currier, her daughter Barbara Meegan and her grandson Wyatt Campbell. MaryAnn was born and raised in Washington, DC. MaryAnn married Michael and raised her children in the Northern Virginia area. MaryAnn was an...
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Luong Thanh Phan

December 14, 1941 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Eileen Lou Stuntz

August 29, 1930 - December 7, 2017

Eileen L. Stuntz, beloved wife of Harley L. Stuntz III, passed away peacefully at home on December 7, 2017 at the age of 87. She was reunited with her Lord and siblings: brother Robert Rippe, and sisters Marilyn Dauss and Carol Mattix. Eileen was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to John and Luella Rippe. She graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1956,...
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James Gerald Meadows

September 21, 1930 - December 6, 2017

James (Jim) Gerald Meadows, 87, went to be with the Lord on December 6, 2017 at his home in Springfield, Virginia following his long battle with Alzheimer's. Jim was born on September 21, 1930 in Washington, DC to the late William Meadows and Mary S. Meadows. Jim completed his Undergraduate and Master's degree from the University of Maryland and had a successful career in the Government working...
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Harry L. Kay

March 10, 1927 - November 25, 2017

Harry Lee Kay, Jr. aged 90, and a resident of Alexandria, Virginia, died on Saturday, November 24, 2017, at the Capital Caring Hospice in Arlington, Virginia.Harry was born on March 10, 1927 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and grew up on a farm in Woodford, Virginia. His parents were Harry Lee Kay, Sr., and Mary Wright Kay, and he had two sisters, Evelyn Thornton, of Richmond, Virginia, and Mary...
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Elsa Krieser

November 9, 1952 - November 23, 2017

Elsa Krieser, age 65, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on Thursday November 23, 2017 at her home in Springfield, VA after a prolonged illness. She was surrounded by her family. Elsa was preceded in death by her siblings Anita Rickert, Hermann Stelzig and Marietta Bruno. Elsa Krieser was born November 9, 1952 to her parents Hildegard and Engelbert Stelzig in Lobbach,...
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Ethel L. Mitchell

September 26, 1921 - November 23, 2017

Of Springfield died , on November 23, 2017, at the age of 96. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years, Melvin W. Mitchell (d. 1987), her parents Ivan C. and Nannie E. Porter, her sister Ila Mae and husband Charles W. Brokaw; mother of Michael Alan Mitchell (wife Debi), Judith Mitchell (husband Larry) Johnson, Gregory Carl Mitchell, and Virginia Lee (husband Jay) Mitchell; grandmother...
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Christopher Lee Brady

August 18, 1971 - November 22, 2017

Christopher L. Brady (Age 46)Born on August 18, 1971 in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, raised in Northern Virginia, lost his battle with cancer at the VA hospital in Washington, DC on November 22, 2017. Loving son of Doris Brady and stepfather Brent Brady, retired in Honduras, and father Wayne Smith and stepmother Sharon Smith of Nevada. Survived by sisters Carly Walker of Purcellville, VA and Joanna...
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Tien Tan Nguyen

June 3, 1936 - November 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Dorothy Ruth PEREGOY

October 22, 1931 - November 18, 2017

Of Fairfax Station, on November 18, 2017, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of 65 years to Alton Peregoy; mother of Stanley Wayne Peregoy, Susan Peregoy (Paul) Smith, Kelley Peregoy (Brett) Winebarger; grandmother of Stephanie, Gina, Vincent, Dominic, Brian, Nicole, Katelyn, Josh, and Jacob; great-grandmother of Brennan, Harper, Jameson, Ethan, Samantha, Madison, and Easton; also survived by...
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James Louis Demmel

March 30, 1933 - November 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Triet Huu Tran

January 23, 1944 - November 16, 2017

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Albert Augustine Breuel

July 18, 1937 - November 15, 2017

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Freddie Lee Kemp

November 29, 1931 - November 13, 2017

Freddie Lee Kemp, of Springfield, Virginia, died on November 13, 2017 at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Norma, five children Andrea (spouse George Elliott), Wesley (spouse Julie), David, Catherine (spouse Brad Hoopes), Page (spouse Mike Clark), eleven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Freddie was born in Crumpler, West Virginia on November 29, 1931, the only...
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Janice F. Childers

October 24, 1935 - November 13, 2017

Of Burke, passed away peacefully on November 13, at the age of 82. Beloved mother of Sandra (late Jerry) Napier; sister of Eddie Ray Childers, Ruth Jolicouer, Dottie Clouse, Mackie Childers, and Jackie Childress; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Janice began working for Safeway in March 1980. She retired in June 2010 after a dedicated career, leaving as a longtime deli manager. Holidays...
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Donald Edward Czaja

October 24, 1933 - November 10, 2017

Donald Edward CzajaDonald died early on Friday, November 10th. He was born in Buffalo, NY on October 24, 1933 to Edward and Julia Czaja. Don was preceded in death by wife Catherine Czaja. They were long-time residents of Alexandria, VA. He was a devoted father of Jane (Scott) Pollard, Francesca Czaja, Edward (Elisabeth) Czaja, and Mary (Joseph) Symons. His grandchildren (Eric, Emily, Peter,...
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Sheryll Ann Crosby

January 11, 1949 - November 9, 2017

Sheryll Ann Crosby, age 68, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas. She leaves behind her four children, Sunny, Kevin, Michael, and Matthew as well as nine grandchildren. Sheryll was born in Rhode Island and received her BA and teaching accreditation from the University of Rhode Island. Sheryll taught at multiple schools, last teaching high school...
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John F. Fitzsimons

July 10, 1928 - November 8, 2017

Of Annandale, passed away peacefully at Keough Senior Living, on November 8, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of the late Eunice R. Fitzsimons and dear father of Karen M. Fitzsimons.John was born in New Jersey on July 10, 1928. He proudly served in the US Army for nearly 30 years, retiring as a Colonel in 1979. John's family would like to recognize the doctors and staff at INOVA Fair Oaks...
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Ralph Gonzales

July 6, 1943 - November 7, 2017

Ralph Gonzales passed away on November 7th, 2017 at the age of 74 after a long battle with esophageal cancer. He enjoyed continuing education, tennis, boating and spending time with his family.Ralph was born in Fort Defiance, Arizona on July 6, 1943 to Ralph Marion Gonzales of the Laguna Pueblo and Antoinette Maria Gonzales of the San Juan Pueblo.Ralph graduated from Cathedral private high...
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Carmela Giovanna Mandragona

February 26, 1932 - November 7, 2017

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Charles Francis Adams Sell

November 30, 1940 - November 6, 2017

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Chun Mo Chong

January 7, 1928 - November 5, 2017

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Mary Elizabeth Marsh

August 27, 1927 - November 5, 2017

Mary grew up in an Irish neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Notre Dame Girl'sSchool. She was very proud of her Irish heritage. She married her love, Dale on June 4, 1948.She traveled all over the country and overseas as a loving wife and Mother. As a Navy wife,she volunteered at the Navy Relief bringing comfort and aid to others. She had a love and zestfor life which she shared with...
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Luis Alberto Lazarte Benavente

September 13, 1948 - November 3, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Luis Alberto Lazarte Benavente of Springfield, Virginia announces his passing on November 3, 2017 at the age of 69. With a ready smile and an infectious laugh, Luis enriched the lives of all those who knew him, making those around him happier simply with his presence. His positive impact was reflected by the incredible support of family and friends...
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William John Brill

May 28, 1924 - November 2, 2017

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Marilyn Allen Gordon

September 15, 1927 - November 1, 2017

Marilyn Allen Gordon passed peacefully at her apartment in Alexandria on Wednesday 11/1/2017. She was 90.She was born and raised in Lynchburg, VA. She was very fond of and lifelong friends with many families from the neighborhood in Lynchburg where she grew up. She attended and graduated from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA.She married Robert Harrison Gordon on Saturday 11/25/1950. She...
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James Arthur Williams

March 29, 1932 - October 31, 2017

Known affectionately to family as "The Giant Grummer," died peacefully on October 31, 2017 at the young age of 85 after a valiant battle with injuries sustained from a fall. Though his rank sounds lofty and his height seemed intimidating, he was a wise, kind, loving man who knew the importance of recognizing the "little man.' He tried to instill in people to treat those around them with respect....
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Sue F. Frost

April 22, 1933 - October 30, 2017

On Monday, October 30, 2017, Springfield, VA. Wife of Capt. John Frederick Frost III USN Ret. (deceased), and survived by her children John Frederick Frost IV, William Scott Frost, Rebecca Frost Brillhart, Mary Kay Corbin, and Rysom Sanderlin, her grandchildren Kara and Collin Frost, Kathryn and Lesley Brillhart, Emily Corbin, Margaret Spillane, and Mary Ann Morgan, her great grandchildren Chase...
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Soo Shin LEE

June 28, 1930 - October 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Robert Edward Stephens

September 18, 1928 - October 26, 2017

Robert Edward Stephens, age 89 passed away on Thursday October 26, 2017. A visitation for Robert will be held Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Demaine Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 7401 St. Michaels Lane, Annandale, VA 22033. Interment will follow at Columbia...
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Mary White Miller

August 29, 1919 - October 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Dorothy Mary Whittington

September 5, 1922 - October 25, 2017

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Helen Eileen Peck

September 29, 1955 - October 24, 2017

A tribute to HelenGod sent an angel into my life 37 years ago. Her name was Helen Eileen Peck. She changed me forever. This is not only for those who knew and loved Helen but also for those who do not know her. Helen was the most wonderful person God created. When you met Helen you knew she was special. You were not only drawn to her outer beauty but more so to her inner. She loved life and...
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John Frederick Clover

June 2, 1941 - October 24, 2017

Of Springfield, on October 24, at the age of 76. Beloved husband of 36 years to Cheryl Clover; father of Justin (Sarah) Clover, the late Jason Clover, Tammy Dodson, and John Clover IV; grandfather of Avery; and son of Mary Thurman and the late John Clover, Jr. John proudly retired in 1998 from the Department of State after a dedicated 30 year career. He served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force, and...
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Frances M. Signet

September 7, 1938 - October 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Carrie Mae Howard

May 4, 1934 - October 23, 2017

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Charles Burrel Copas

March 22, 1927 - October 23, 2017

COPAS, Charles Burrel, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)Longtime resident of Northern Virginia, passed away on the 23rd of October at Mount Vernon Hospital after a short illness. Born at Ft. Benning, GA in 1927, he received a B.S. in Science and Literature from Auburn University in 1949, and an M.A. in International Relations from San Francisco State University in 1961. He entered the US Army during World War...
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Leonard Furr Dixon

June 5, 1928 - October 22, 2017

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William Reed McNeil

March 26, 1949 - October 20, 2017

William Reed "Bill" McNeil, of Springfield, VA, passed away on October 20, 2017. William was the loving brother of Richard P. McNeil and his wife Sara, Lynne MacNeil and Tracy McNeil Wines and her husband Leonard. Dear uncle of Lela Scott MacNeil, Grace Anne McNeil Wines and Hannah Lynne McNeil Wines. William's parents were the late Dorothy Reed McNeil and the late Edwin Evan McNeil. Burial will...
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Lois F. Hardison

August 2, 1917 - October 15, 2017

Lois Mae Hardison, age 100, after living a full and happylife, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 15,2017. She is survived by her husband of 75 years,Dr. W. Barker Hardison, and two sons, William B. Hardison, Jr. (Carolyn) of Richmond, VA, and Richard E. Hardison of Raleigh, NC. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Jonathan Hardisonand Matthew Hardison both of Richmond, Drew ...
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Eulogia Evangelina Chirinos

September 6, 1918 - October 13, 2017

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Roseann Pettitt

April 28, 1927 - October 12, 2017

Of Ft. Belvoir, VA on October 12, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Robert G. Pettitt; dear mother of Susan Baldassano and son-in-law Bob, the late Christine, and the late Robert "Bobby". Grandmother of Debra (Tim), Angel (Jess), Kathryn (James), and Orlando (Makenna).Great-grandmother of Rebecca, Mark, Reid, Riley, and Sully. Sister of the late Dominic "Sonny" Mangino, and also survived...
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Natalia Harkaway

September 2, 1937 - October 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Donald Edward Wilson

July 23, 1935 - October 10, 2017

Our beloved Donald E. Wilson (Coach) passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer. Don was born 23 July 1935 in Shenandoah, Iowa and graduated from Shenandoah High School. He attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas and American University in Washington, D.C. He is...
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Leonard Harrison Brown

August 28, 1933 - October 10, 2017

Leonard Harrison Brown, Jr.Passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 84 in Annandale, VA. Originally from Lexington, NC, he was the son of the late Leonard Harrison Brown, Sr and Northa Mae Carlton Brown. He attended Lexington High School until 1952. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with Honors, from the University of Maryland in 1972. Leonard enlisted in the United States...
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Marie Morin MacPhee

December 16, 1927 - October 7, 2017

Marie Morin MacPhee of Hilton Head, SC, formerly of Springfield, VA, passed away on October 7, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Frederick C. Morin, Jr., longtime past Chairman of the Fairfax County Water Authority. She was also predeceased by her second husband, Daniel J. MacPhee of Hilton Head, SC.Marie was born in Boston, MA on December 16th, 1927. She lived in...
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Ted Michael GALL

February 27, 1951 - October 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Mary Jane Theresa Velesz

October 13, 1926 - October 7, 2017

On October 7, 2017 of Springfield, VA. Preceded in death by husband of 62 years Frank J. Velesz, Sr.; beloved mother of Francis Velesz, John Velesz, Ann Atkins, James Velesz, Janet Beaver, and Michael Velesz. Also survived by 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service Friday, October 13, at 10 AM at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 7401 St. Michaels Lane, Annandale, VA 22003. ...
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Isabelle M. Fennig

April 5, 1917 - October 5, 2017

On Thursday, October 5th, 2017, of Annandale, VA. Beloved wife of late Paul R Fennig; loving mother of Paul R. Jr., of Amesbury, MA, Frederick M. of Little Rock, AR and John R. of Alexandria, VA. Also survived by eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Friends may call on Friday, October 13th at Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, from11 to 11:45am. Funeral service 1pm Friday, October 13...
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James G. Howell

December 21, 1927 - October 5, 2017

James Grant Howell passed away October 5th, 2017 at the age of 89. Jim was born December 21st, 1927 to his parents Samuel and Lucille Howell. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at Westpoint in 1950 and went on to serve 20 years as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, doing several tours abroad in service to his country. He then served over 20 years for the United...
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Leopoldine Maria Tynes

October 4, 1928 - October 4, 2017

Leopoldine "Pauline" Maria Tynes entered her Heavenly rest on October 4, 2017, her 89th birthday, after a month long illness at Virginia Hospital Center. Pauline leaves to cherish her beautiful memory, five daughters, Lillian, Lynda (Eduardo), Lydia (Jerry), Leanna (Westley) and Lorraine (Darwyn); three sons, Lyndon (Karen); Leon (Angel); and Russell (Joan); two sisters, Heidi and Lucy;...
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Eleanor Lousie Powell

May 13, 1941 - October 3, 2017

On October 3, 2017 at the age of 76. Daughter of the late Roy & Effie Carrico. Mother of Brian A. Powell and wife Crystal and grandmother of Oliver Powell. Sister of Thelma Turek (late Joseph) and James (Corrine) Carrico. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in passing by siblings Oscar (Louise) Carrico, Forrest (Barbara) Carrico, Dennis (Betty) Carrico, Robert...
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