Our Obituaries

George Franklin Towery

October 7, 1943 - August 11, 2017

Of Springfield, VA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday evening, August 11, 2017. He was a beloved father, grandfather, and lifelong educator. His legacy will live through his children, grandchildren, and through the many lives he touched during his career in the public school system. He is survived by his sons, daughter, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and a host of...
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O'Neil Joseph Michaud

July 9, 1928 - August 7, 2017

Best known as Neil or Mike, of Springfield, VA, passed away on Aug 7, 2017. He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Berta A. Michaud; children Dorothea Michaud, Michael Michaud, and step-son William Michaud; and granddaughter Brittany Michaud. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 26 years, Claudia. Mike was born July 9, 1928 in Waterville, ME to Leonel Michaud and Clementine...
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Richard Paul Woolson

July 15, 1946 - August 7, 2017

Richard Paul Woolson was born in Spokane, Washington, one of five children to the late Betty Ann and John Woolson. Richard graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Music Performance (Flute) in 1971. He also obtained a Master's degree in Education from George Mason University in 2001. Richard worked as a special education teacher for Arlington County...
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Flora Moreno Soto

November 6, 1928 - July 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Andrew Richard O'Connor

July 31, 1921 - July 29, 2017

Andrew R. O'Connor, LTC, USA, (Ret) passed away peacefully on July 29, 2017, surrounded by his family.He was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma on July 31, 1921. He attended Oklahoma Military Academy from 1935 to 1938 before enlisting in the Army in 1940. He was initially posted at Schofield Barracks, HI, where he was during the attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He participated in the Pacific...
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Bobbie Mae Johnson

November 17, 1929 - July 29, 2017

Bobbie Mae Johnson, a long-time resident of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017. She was 87 years old.She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Joseph D. Johnson; sons Joseph II (Sarah) and Carl (Cindy); five grandchildren; and she is survived by her sister Helen. She was predeceased by a sister and a brother.Bobbie was the Executive Secretary of the Springfield Chamber of...
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Mildred Anne Denney

January 18, 1917 - July 27, 2017

Mildred Anne Denney, 100, died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Fairfax Retirement Community, Ft. Belvoir, VA. Mrs. Denney was predeceased by her husband, Thomas V. Denney (LTC U.S. Army - Ret.), her daughter, Patricia Ann O'Connor and her son, George W. Calhoun (Carole). She is survived by her daughter, Deborah D. Korge (Thomas). Mrs. Denney was blessed with 11 grandchildren: Dale O'Connor ...
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Joanne Kinneman Allen

March 20, 1929 - July 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Nellie Brooks West

August 13, 1920 - July 25, 2017

Nellie Brooks Craver West, born in Brookville , Maryland, 8/13/1920. Predeceased by brother George, sister Gladys, husband Benjamin Victor, and son Mark Charles West. Survived by daughters Debra Kings(Charles)and Sandra Klingenstein(Bill), 3 grandchildren, Beverly Jones McGrath, Patricia Jones and Chris Klingenstein, and 1 great grandchild, Jace Klingenstein.She was a wonderful wife and mother,...
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Isabel Lynn Connelly

March 7, 1953 - July 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Walter Joseph Rabe

January 7, 1934 - July 23, 2017

Walter J Rabe, Col USAF (Ret'd) Walt died on 23 July, 2017 of complications of prostate cancer and chronic lymphocytic cancer at age 83. Walt was born on 7 January 1934, the third of seven children of Ferd and Aurelia Rabe. He spent his youth in Northern Kentucky, and graduated from Covington Latin School. (Good fortune!) On 7 July 1953 Walt entered the US Military Academy at West Point as a...
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Leticia Paton

February 24, 1924 - July 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Betty Lou Zink

July 26, 1934 - July 22, 2017

The viewing for Betty Lou Zink will be held on Thursday, July 27th, 2017, from 6 PM to 8PM. The service is scheduled for Friday, July 28th, 2017, at 10 AM. The viewing and service will be held at Demaine Funeral Home in Springfield, VA.
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Delores Ann Davis

April 1, 1942 - July 22, 2017

Delores was born on April 1, 1942 and passed away on July 22, 2017 in Annandale, VA. She is survived by her daughters, Shawn Duran, Susan Christian and Shyria Wynn. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 310 S. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Iowakah A. Paganelli

February 26, 1923 - July 19, 2017

Of Springfield, on July 19, at the age of 94. Beloved wife of the late Bonfilio Paganelli; dear mother of Kathy and Michael (Sharon); and doting grandmother of Jason and Nicholas. Iowakah (Wakie) was born in Morgantown, West Virginia on February 26, 1923. She was raised in Bath County, Virginia, and met her husband in Washington DC. They Settled in Springfield, Virginia where they raised their...
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James Herbert O'Mara

October 11, 1936 - July 16, 2017

James Herbert O'Mara, known to friends and family as "Jim", passed away on July 16, 2017 at the age of 80 years.Born October 11, 1936 in St. Clair, Michigan, Jim grew up in the Northern Virginia area, graduating from George Washington High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He received his BS and MS degrees in Chemistry at George Washington University in Washington, DC and a PhD in Physical...
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Etta Blackmore Hook

May 5, 1921 - July 16, 2017

On Sunday, July 16, 2017, ETTA HOOK, of Annandale, VA passed peacefully at home after a full and happy life of 96+years. Widow of Walter C. Hook, Jr, Retired Lieutenant, Fairfax County Police Department, she was predeceased by her sisters Louella Reynolds and Mary Regina Whelan and survived by her sister Eileen Heinz, her stepson, Walter C. "Ricky" (Linda) Hook, III, her children: Sally M. ...
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Mary L. Lee

June 21, 1922 - July 14, 2017

Lee, Mary Louise Mary Lou Lee, 95, formerly of Franconia, Va. departed this life July 14, 2017 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. Predeceased by husband, Howard M. Lee and parents Adolph and Elizabeth Gottsponer of St. Vincent, AR. Devoted mother of Ralph H. Lee (Maureen), Nancy L Hamilton (Carl) and Elizabeth A Lee. Four grandchildren: Becky and Jackie Lee; Jay Hamilton and Lori Hamilton...
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Betty Jane Brown

November 27, 1938 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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James Nelson Young

May 6, 1929 - July 10, 2017

James Nelson YoungIt is with sadness that the family of James Nelson Young Sr. announces his passing on July 10, 2017. Born on May 6th, 1929, Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved his family fiercely and deeply and will be profoundly missed. Jim's prestigious military career spanned 33 years and included both active and reserve duty where he rose to...
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Ray Edward White

March 26, 1927 - July 10, 2017

RAY E. WHITE, JR - LIFE AND TIMESOn 10 July 2017, despite his determination to overcome declining health issues this year, beloved husband, father, career Foreign Service officer, Ray E. White, Jr., passed away peacefully and with the same grace and dignity for which he was known in life. He was born 26 March 1927 to Margaret McKim and Ray E. White in Lewistown, Pennsylvania. After graduating...
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Gail Patricia Confer

February 15, 1944 - July 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Angela F. Symonds

June 1, 1925 - July 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Jeffrey Scott Noce

July 24, 1968 - July 5, 2017

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

September 8, 1923 - July 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Virginia Mae Cook

March 24, 1943 - June 28, 2017

"Ginny"(Age 74)On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Virginia peacefully passedaway at her residence in Alexandria, VA. Dear wife of the late Robert William, beloved mother of Terri, Scottand Kevin. Retired from the Federal Government,Ginny enjoyed traveling, volunteering, beach week withthe family and spending time with her five grandchildren.She is survived by her sisters Margaret (Steve) and...
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Malcolm George Weaver

May 3, 1947 - June 28, 2017

LTC, USA (Ret.)On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, LTC Malcolm George Weaver (Ret.), of Alexandria, Virginia passed away peacefully after a long battle with numerous illnesses. He was the beloved husband of 47 years of Cheryl "Cheri" Weaver; the loving father of son, Christopher and daughter, Lauren (Tim); and adoring grandfather to Emerson. He was preceded in death by his father George McDonald...
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John Francis Xavier Ryan

January 31, 1952 - June 27, 2017

January 31, 1952 - June 27, 2017John Francis Xavier Ryan, 65, died on June 27, 2017. John was the loving husband of Karen Marie Ryan; cherished brother of Mary Ann Ryan Egan (Pete) and Thomas W. Ryan (Constance L.); beloved uncle of Jennifer Wilson (Kenny), Meredith Akers (Stewart), Jennifer Ryan Harris (Greg), Kaitlin Frances Ryan, Margaret Ann Ryan, Thomas John Hammett (Emily), Gregory Joseph...
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Thanh Ngoc Pham

September 6, 1932 - June 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Nicholas Alexander Pishvanov

November 16, 1932 - June 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Francis Xavier Talbot

September 1, 1961 - June 23, 2017

Francis (Frank) X. Talbot was born in September, 1961 and passed away on June 23, 2017. He was the son of the late Dr. Frank Talbot and he is survived by his mother, Suzanne Talbot. He is the brother of Laura Whitford (Dave), Valerie Talbot, Pam Takacs (Dan) and Lissa Livingston (Scott). He has five nieces and nephews, Bryan, Kristy, Kelly, Lyndsay and Suzy. Frank was born at GW Hospital in...
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William Charles Hallman

February 3, 1948 - June 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Rachel A. Ewell

June 27, 1928 - June 19, 2017

Rachel started life as the poorest of poor - a farm girl in a little town in South Carolina. At the age of 15 ½, during World War II, she, and a few of her friends, obtained fake ID's and ran away from home to join the US Navy-a decision that would eventually take her to far off lands and a lifetime of adventure. Her first great adventure, at the age of 16, would lead her to a chance...
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Gail Vivadelli Rudolph

June 22, 1935 - June 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Robert D. Phares

August 13, 1936 - June 11, 2017

Robert D. Phares Sr.Age 80, of Springfield, VA, passed away peacefully at his residence on Sunday, June 11, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Charlieann Phares for over 60 years, and cherished father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.Bob was born in Maryland on August 13, 1936 to the late John and Catherine Phares. He was an active member and offier of the Sheet Metal Workers International...
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Colin McRae Carter

June 7, 1923 - June 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Brittany Ellis Butler

February 26, 1985 - June 10, 2017

Brittany Ellis Butler, age 32, passed away suddenly on June 10, 2017. Beloved wife, daughter, sister and friend. Brittany will be missed by all who knew her. Brittany truly appreciated the world she lived as made evident by her vegan lifestyle, love of animals, and passion for the outdoors. Family, friends, and others whose lives were impacted by Brittany are invited to Demaine Funeral Home,...
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Patricia R. Murphy

August 6, 1931 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Marilyn Jean Beckmann

October 13, 1931 - June 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Margaret Theresa Dorland

August 6, 1930 - June 9, 2017

Margaret Theresa DorlandOf Annandale, on June 9, 2017 at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Cirk Arnold Dorland.; mother of Les (Pam), Steve and Sherrie (Monte); grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of 3. Friends welcome on Wednesday, June 14 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 15 at 10 a.m....
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Charles Nicholas DeRose

October 20, 1932 - June 7, 2017

Charles Nicholas DeRose LT Colonel, US Army (Ret)October 20, 1932 - June 7, 2017On June 7, 2017, peacefully in his sleep. In his recliner. After watching a baseball game.Charles Nicholas DeRose was born in Washington, PA. He was one of three sons born to Charles and Irene DeRose. He dreamed of playing major league baseball and played on a farm team for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was drafted into...
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Jacqueline Blanche Stapor

December 5, 1932 - June 5, 2017

With great sadness but welcome relief, Jacqueline Stapor of Springfield VA, age 84, passed into eternal life June 5, 2017, at Fairfax Hospital with her children at her side. She was the daughter and eighth child of Arthur and Josephine Dansereau of Webster, MA. Jackie was simply amazing throughout her life. She was consistently friendly, kind, sharing, caring, & loving with everyone . even...
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Colleen Ann Cosgrove

February 3, 1949 - June 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Rebecca Bondurant Lynch

April 25, 1920 - June 3, 2017

Rebecca Katherine (Bondurant) Lynch passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 97 on June 3, 2017 in Alexandria, VA. She is survived by her children, Patricia (Dominique), Ruth (Donald), and Jack (Karen), along with 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Charlie" Vernon Lynch, Sr. and her son, Charles "Chuck" Vernon Lynch, Jr.Known as ...
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Lawrence S. Wilkie

December 11, 1937 - June 2, 2017

Lawrence S. Wilkie, 79, of Fairfax, VA passed away peacefully on June 2, 2017 at Fairfax Hospital. He is survived by beloved wife Betty, daughter Debra, and grandchildren Christopher, Andrew, and Annie. Larry met his wife Betty while working for the FBI and later served in the Air National Guard during the Cuban missile crisis. He retired after a successful career as a sales representative at...
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Maryellen Evans Vandivier

October 11, 1927 - May 31, 2017

Maryellen Evans Vandivier, 89, died on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. A resident of Greenspring community in Springfield, Virginia for over 5 years and Daytona Beach Shores, Florida for 20 years prior to that, she was born October 11, 1927, in Indianapolis, IN. Ms. Vandivier attended Butler University as well as DePauw University in IN.Ms. Vandivier worked in the Department of State for the Security...
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Grace G. Trollinger

May 12, 1917 - May 31, 2017

Grace Glenna Galleher Trollinger passed peacefully at Goodwin House, Bailey's Cross Roads, on May 31, having just celebrated her 100th birthday on May 12, 2017.Born in Washington, DC, to Charles Wesley and Lulu May Galleher, she is survived by her children, Rev. Joseph D. Trollinger, Jr. (Regina); James Wesley Trollinger (Shelia); and Nancy Marie Trollinger Sowers (Allan); 13 grandchildren, 29...
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Kee Pae Yu

March 29, 1956 - May 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Elvia Bailon Silva

December 9, 1978 - May 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Edna M. Rickes

June 25, 1920 - May 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Ervin L. Ridgeway

May 2, 1928 - May 24, 2017

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Ervin's memory to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.
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Lorna G. Malovic

February 24, 1922 - May 24, 2017

Lorna Geraldine Malovic passed away at 12:58 am on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at the age of 95, after battling heart disease, cancer and suffering with a debilitating spinal condition. She is survived by her beloved son Michael & devoted daughter-in-law Josephine (Pinky), her compatriot in mischief and adventure her granddaughter Lorna, her husband Daryl and great-grandson whom she adored:...
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Diana Banks Pauli

December 3, 1922 - May 22, 2017

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Sue Carol Frey

July 1, 1930 - May 21, 2017

Sue Carol (nee Silvernail) went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 21, 2017. Carol was born on July 1, 1930, at home in Roodhouse, Illinois, to Elmer McKinley and Lucille Fontella (nee Marmon) Silvernail. She was greeted by her 10 1/2 month old sister, Donetta Patricia (nee Spencer/Wendt). According to family legend, Carol was so premature, that she easily fit into a shoebox at birth,...
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James Richard Brasse

September 22, 1943 - May 20, 2017

Jim, In celebration of a life well lived in his 73 years on this Earth, but gone to soon. A husband of 50 years, a father who loved his children and was so very proud of this four grandchildren, He will be missed by his family, friends and those whose lives he touched. Rest in peace my love,JudyIn lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Jim's name to Tidewell Hospice, http:/...
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Mozelle McKendry

August 28, 1925 - May 17, 2017

Mozelle McKendry (Fowler) Age 91 Of Fairfax & Luray VA on Wednesday May 17, 2017 peacefully with family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Neil & mother of the late Sean. Loving mother to daughter Kerry; grandmother (Momo) to Allison, Melissa, Millie, Thomas & Molly; great-grandmother to Madeleine, Kasey, Kimberly & Sean. Survived by sister Julia (Leon) Penick & brother...
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Katherine McMahon Mesztenyi

September 7, 1944 - May 14, 2017

Formerly of Adelphi, MD, beloved wife of the late Charles K. Mesztenyi; beloved sister of Margaret McMahon Dobner and Joseph I. McMahon, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 in Marietta, GA. Visitation will be Friday, May 26 at 1 pm at Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield. Graveside service will follow at 3 pm at National Memorial Park, Falls Church.
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Burak Guvensoylar

April 29, 1987 - May 14, 2017

Burak Mustafa Guvensoylar, 30, of Washington, D.C., passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. Burak is survived by his girlfriend Ashley Newsome, his mother Filiz Guvensoylar, his sister Aylin Forbes, his nephew Cuneyt Forbes, his niece Senay Forbes, his aunt and uncle Ayse Berrin and Mehmet Feyyaz Erturk and their daughter Nil, a large, loving extended family, and...
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Mary Ellen Wright

January 4, 1950 - May 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Irma Lois Brodsky

January 24, 1930 - May 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Arlene Rita O'Connor

June 8, 1942 - May 11, 2017

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Robert Earl Penick

February 16, 1928 - May 9, 2017

Robert Earl Penick, 89, passed away on May 9, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years Phyllis Marie Penick; his daughters Karen Shirley Boyd, Robin Jayne Patterson, Kelly Sue Israel, and Kathy Anne Keys; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; step children, Diana L.(Mike) Shiflett, John W.(Carol Lowe) Duvall and Michael M. (Sheryl) Duvall; step...
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Bachealy Sam

June 4, 1962 - May 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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David Lawrence Gill

February 26, 1943 - May 7, 2017

David Lawrence Gill, beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, passed away May 7, 2017. David was born February 26, 1943, in Rochester, New York to Lawrence and Norma Gill. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Helen Gill, his son Christopher Gill and his wife Barbara, his daughter Sarah Ehrig and her husband Jim, his grandchildren William Ehrig and Paul Gill, his brother Robert Gill...
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Valeria Lucille Owens

February 13, 1919 - May 6, 2017

Of Alexandria, on May 6, at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late Adolph Owens; mother of Larry (Jackie) Owens and Virginia (Frank Basye) Owens; grandmother of Jason, Darryl, and Travis; great-grandmother of 5; also survived by extended family members. Valeria was born in Rabun County Georgia and a polio survivor. She had a strong Christian faith and never allowed her disability to keep her...
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May Mi-Deum Paradise

May 30, 2016 - May 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Thomas Edward Skrinski

August 3, 1961 - May 1, 2017

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Frederick Andrews Edwards

July 27, 1926 - May 1, 2017

Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.)July 27, 1926 - May 1, 2017Captain Frederick A. Edwards Jr, U.S. Navy (Ret.), passed away on Monday, May 1st, at The Fairfax in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He was the son of the late Frederick A. Edwards and Bessie (McKichan) Edwards. Born in San Diego, California, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1950 and served for 27 years in shore and sea duty assignments,...
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Louis John Smith

March 6, 1940 - May 1, 2017

Louis J. "Luke" Smith, a Department of State historian for 34 years until his retirement in 2005, died unexpectedly of respiratory failure on May 1. He was 77. In 1971 the Department of State recruited Luke Smith from university teaching to serve in its Historical Office. He wrote historical studies and memoranda for policy makers, but his most significant contribution was as an editor of the...
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Gladys Marie Kautzmann

June 20, 1922 - April 30, 2017

GLADYS KAUTZMANN, 94Gladys Weber Kautzmann, 94, of Burke, Virginia, passed away on the morning of April 30, 2017, peacefully in her sleep.The viewing will be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm followed by a funeral service at 1:00 pm on May 8, 2017, at Burke United Methodist Church. Burial will be held at 1:00 pm at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery, in Millersville, PA. Funeral arrangements are being...
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Barbara Ann Tyler

November 6, 1940 - April 30, 2017

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Arthur Robert Wordell

August 5, 1933 - April 29, 2017

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Eleanor G. Shipley

August 4, 1933 - April 26, 2017

Eleanor Fay Shipley passed away at Leewood Assisted Living in Annandale, VA on April 26th, 2017. She is survived by her husband, James C. Shipley, and her son Brian P. Shipley of Sevierville, TN. Known to her friends as Fay, she was originally from Adamstown, MD and graduated from St. John's High School in Frederick, MD. She attended nursing school at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, MD. When she...
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Marie Frances Kelly

September 12, 1923 - April 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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John Oliver Gauthier

December 9, 1930 - April 23, 2017

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Betty Axt Braunstein

May 17, 1926 - April 23, 2017

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 Betty Louise Axt Braunstein McCurry died suddenly at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Born May 17, 1926 in the District of Columbia she had a happy childhood in College Park, Maryland. She graduated from McKinley Tech High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Maryland. She was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Beta Eta...
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Wondwossen Hailu

December 27, 1942 - April 20, 2017

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Juanita Brekke Ball

June 26, 1919 - April 17, 2017

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Bradford Arnold Penney

November 25, 1950 - April 14, 2017

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David Albert Winters

January 15, 1991 - April 14, 2017

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Martha Cooper Schmidt

February 23, 1923 - April 14, 2017

Martha Allyne Cooper Schmidt, 94, of Springfield, Virginia passed away April 14, 2017.Visitation will be held at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151 onWednesday, April 26 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. The Funeral mass will be held at Nativity CatholicChurch on Thursday, April 27 at 11:00 am. with Fr. Bob Cilinski officiating. Burial will take placeat Arlington National Cemetery...
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Francis John Vargofcak

January 5, 1933 - April 14, 2017

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Francis John Vargofcak on April 14, 2017 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's dementia. Francis (Frank) was the only (surviving) son of Anna and Michael Vargofcak of Petoskey, Michigan who both precede him in death. Petoskey, where Frank spent his early years, always held a special fondness in Frank's heart. Frank was a 1951 graduate...
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James Martin Scott

June 11, 1938 - April 13, 2017

A memorial celebration honoring James Martin Scott will be held on Saturday, May 6th, at 2:00 pm at the Inova Center for Personalized Health's Conference Center at 3225 Gallows Road in Fairfax.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent in his memory to Insight Memory Care Center in Fairfax, Virginia; Homestretch in Falls Church, Virginia; or Northern Virginia Family Service in...
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Kirsten Margrete Hansen

April 29, 1940 - April 13, 2017

Kirsten Margrete Hansen was born on April 29, 1940, a mere 20 days after the German Army occupied Denmark. She was born at home at Nybrovej 137 in Lyngby, Denmark. She was the third child of four from the marriage of Ernest Frederick Hansen and Karen Margrete Lykkemeyer. Kirsten finished school and worked as a secretary for a law firm. Her portrait was displayed in the local photographer's...
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Beryl Stueve

November 1, 1936 - April 11, 2017

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Evelyn Virginia Smith

January 4, 1934 - April 11, 2017

Evelyn Virginia Smith (née Beans), was born on January 4, 1934 to Charles Robert Beans and Evelyn Narcissus Beans. She grew up in a loving family, surrounded by her parents and brother. In March 1952, she married Coleman Adam Smith, Sr. and lived in the Northern Virginia area, where they raised their three children. She passed away late in the evening on April 11, 2017. Affectionately known...
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James Grayson Boucher

November 9, 1972 - April 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Darryl Blayne Kan

April 27, 1934 - April 8, 2017

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Nancy Viall Keister

September 30, 1934 - April 7, 2017

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George William Krause

May 26, 1927 - April 5, 2017

George William Krause, Col USA (Ret.), age 89, of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away surrounded by family at his home on April 5, 2017. George was born in Dallas, Pennsylvania on May 26, 1927. He was the son of William Krause and Bertha Mae Harris. George graduated from Tunkhannock High School Tunkhannock, PA, and earned a Bachelor's Degree from Omaha University and a Master's Degree from the...
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Alice Jane Avrit

May 29, 1932 - April 5, 2017

Alice (Dayne) Jane (Tamminga) Avrit May 29, 1932 - April 5, 2017 Dayne was born in Denver, Colorado in 1932 and died peacefully in Woodbridge, Virginia on Tuesday, April 5, 2017. She graduated from South High School in Denver, Colorado; and received her B.A. degree from Calvin College in 1954. She worked as an elementary school teacher at Reddings and Fort Ord, California. She then met Richard ...
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Mark Redmond Anderson

November 30, 1952 - April 5, 2017

On the evening of Wednesday April 5th, 2017, Mark Redmond Anderson was called to glory, finding peace after his battle with cancer. He is survived by his children, Megan Fleming and Brian Anderson (children to Brenda Romenius) and Holly Anderson (daughter of Joanne Leonard), his two sisters Pamela Rudolph and Terry Anderson, and his granddaughter Hailey Fleming. Mark left this world as he entered...
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Stuart W. Garrett

March 28, 1921 - April 2, 2017

Stuart Woodson Garrett passed away at his home on April 2, 2017 at age 96. Predeceased by his parents Thomas A. Garrett and Bessie Lee Bowles, brothers Thomas and Curtis, sister Evelyn, and daughter Judith. He is survived by step-brother Wayne Garrett, step-sister Irene Snelling and extended family in the Richmond, Virginia area. After joining the Army, he served in the 104th Infantry known as ...
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Mary Elizabeth Moore

July 20, 1924 - April 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Rita B. Shlesinger

May 15, 1921 - April 1, 2017

Rita B. Shlesinger of Mount Vernon VA age 95 passed away on April 1, 2017 survived by her loving husband of 67 years B. Edward (Bill) Shlesinger, Jr., six children Robert E. Shlesinger of Clarks Summit PA, Kathleen S. O'Hern of White Bear Lake MN, James E. Shlesinger of Alexandria VA, Anne M. Shlesinger of Alexandria VA, Jean M. Shlesinger of Charlottesville VA and Rev. B. Edward (Ned)...
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George W. Reimherr

June 16, 1931 - March 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Margaret Louise Landreth

September 30, 1924 - March 30, 2017

Margaret Louise Landreth"Margie" (92)On Thursday, March 30, 2017 of Springfield, Virginia transitioned to be with God. A loving mother and talented crafter, Margie is survived by her daughters Liz Tardif of Winter Park, Florida; Janet Weber of Baltimore, Maryland, Patty Kelly and husband Bob of Westminster, Maryland and Sue Landreth of Homer, Alaska; her sister Christine Anderson of Muskegon,...
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Yong Hee Lee

October 16, 1947 - March 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Kebenesh Zenebe

August 26, 1955 - March 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Aaron Michael White

May 29, 1979 - March 27, 2017

Aaron Michael White, age 37, died at the Adler Center for Caring in Aldie, Virginia, on Monday, March 27, 2017. The cause was cancer.Aaron was born on May 29, 1979, in Bethesda Naval Hospital. Aaron lived in Burke, Virginia, with his grandmother Jeanne Brown, and was a carpenter's apprentice.Survivors include his mother, Celine Thompson, step-father, Daniel Thompson, grandmother, Jeanne Brown,...
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