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Bertha M. Gifford

September 4, 1932 - November 10, 2015

In the early hours of November 10, 2015, Bertha "Marie" Gifford of Front Royal, VA received her wings and passed peacefully at hospice in Arlington, VA. Born September 4, 1932 in Bentonville, VA she was the daughter of the late John and Annie Jenkins. She was a longtime resident and avid walker in Front Royal and spent the past two and a half years socializing, getting her hair done, and living...
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Elizabeth Page Shearin Bladen

November 16, 1924 - November 10, 2015

ELIZABETH PAGE SHEARIN BLADEN (90) Of Vienna, VA, died at her home on November 10, 2015, of heart failure following a remarkable comeback after breaking a femur last March. Born November 16, 1924, in Macon, NC, to Jasper W. Shearin and Elizabeth Nelson Shearin, Page moved to the DC area in 1944 to pursue a career at the US Department of Agriculture Extension Service, and after the death of her...
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Mary Jane Salazar

May 15, 1934 - November 9, 2015

Mary Jane Salazar, age 81, of Fairfax, VA, died on Monday, November 10, 2015. Loving wife of 58 years to Delfin B. Salazar; devoted mother of Vincent (Kimberly), and Linda Salazar. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Catherine, Nicholas, and Christina Salazar. Relatives and friends are invited to Mrs. Salazar's Life Celebration at Money and King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna,...
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Harry Gilbert Miller

April 28, 1952 - November 8, 2015

On Sunday, November 8, 2015, Harry Gilbert Miller III died peacefully in his sleep. Gil is survived by his beloved wife, Dot; mother, Norma; sister Bev Lawson; sister-in-law Priscilla Mister; devoted children Matthew Miller, Kristin (Clayton) Comstock and Ryan (Allison) Miller; and loving grandchildren Chase, Claire and Jackson. He was Chief Technology Officer at Noblis in Falls Church, as well...
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James Phillip Riddel

October 17, 1935 - November 6, 2015

Riddel, James Phillip "Jim" (Age 80) Of Vienna, VA died on November 6, 2015 at the Adler Center. He was the beloved husband of Nancy A. Riddel; father of Jamie Daughtry, James P. Riddel, Jr., John P. Riddel, Jacquelin P. Hill, Maureen B. Stalcup and Jeffrey P. Riddel; stepfather of Vickie C. Miller, Linda E. Davis, Stephen A. Cloud and Jason T. Cloud and brother of Edi Lou Butler. He is also...
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Susan S. Martin

March 11, 1944 - November 5, 2015


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Charles Ackerly Briggs, Sr.

August 1, 1926 - November 4, 2015

Charles Ackerly Briggs Sr. of Brookside Lane in Vienna, VA passed away in his home while surrounded by loving family on November 4th, 2015. He was born on August 1, 1926 in Erie, PA to Robert and Edith (Ackerly) Briggs. He served as a Corporal for two years in the US Army during WWII. He attended Wesleyan University and was an active member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He married...
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Betty Louise Poole

June 12, 1934 - November 3, 2015

Betty L. Poole, age 81, of Falls Church, VA and originally of Leesburg, VA died in her home on November 3, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Irvin L. Poole; mother of Linda D. Williams and Randy Poole; grandmother of Amanda Bradbury, Eric Williams and Lyssa Poole Benson and great grandmother of Violet Williams. Family and friends are invited to Mrs. Poole's Life Celebration at Money and King Funeral...
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Gerald W. Dunne

July 17, 1941 - November 1, 2015

Captain Gerald W. Dunne U.S. Navy (Ret.) Husband of Susan Costello Dunne, died at home on Sunday, November 1, 2015. He was born in Chicago, Illinois July 17, 1941, son of the late Robert and Adeline Dunne both also of Chicago. Jerry attended Mount Carmel High School in Chicago and the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. After graduation from hte Naval Academy in 1964, his initial tours involved...
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Frank Robert Billington

June 15, 1921 - October 30, 2015

Frank R. Billington, age 94, of Fairfax, Virginia, died Thursday, October 30, 2015. Frank was born June 15, 1921 in Irvington, New Jersey to Robert and Stella Mae Billington. Frank was a veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theatre. After the war he was employed as a color matcher by the Hercules Powder Company and later as a cosmetic chemist for Lanvin...
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Thaddeus C. Lane

November 25, 1924 - October 29, 2015

Ted C. Lane, age 90, of Palm City, FL and originally of Chicago, IL, died on October 29, 2015 at Sunrise of McLean. Beloved husband of Marilyn G. Lane; father of William C. Lane (Jan) and Wendy L. Ouimet (Larry; brother of Daniel Lane and grandfather of David, Doug, Megan, and Christopher and great-grandfather of Ryan, Hailey, Parker, and MacKenzie. Mr. Lane was a veteran of WWII serving with the...
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Samuel H. Bohinc

September 15, 1925 - October 25, 2015

LtCol Samuel H. Bohinc, USAF (Ret.), age 90, died on October 25, 2015 at his home in Vienna, Virginia. Born September 15, 1925 in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Samuel Edward Bohinc and Mary Dragar Bohinc. LtCol Bohinc received his Bachelors degree from the University of Pittsburgh. After receiving his Masters from the University of Michigan, he went onto to serve with the U. S. Air...
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William E. Phelps, Jr.

March 14, 1930 - October 25, 2015

William E. Phelps, Jr. (Age 85) Bill Phelps, of Vienna, VA., died on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at his home. He is the loving husband of the late Nancy Phelps; cherished brother of Sister Catherine Phelps, SND, Linda (John) Koper and Paula (Mike) Dodson; uncle of Chris (Cynthia) Koper, Chad (Misty) Koper, Greg (Crystal) Dodson and Tim Dodson. He is also survived by his great nieces and nephews,...
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Helen Patricia Riley

November 18, 1944 - October 25, 2015

Of Dumfries, VA., died on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Reston Hospital Center. Daughter of the late Walter, Sr. and Helen Riley; sister of Charlotte (Gary) Secrest, Karen (fred) Calvert, III and the late Walter "Jimmy" Riley, Jr. She is also survived by her nieces and nephew, Mindy, George and Brandy. Helen retired from the US Postal Service after 43 years. Contributions may be made to Shriner's...
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Opal Pennypacker

June 19, 1921 - October 23, 2015

Opal Marian (Bueide) Pennypacker, was born June 19, 1921, and died October 23, 2015, at Sunrise of Hunter Mill, Oakton, Virginia, where she had lived for the past two years. Opal was born in Hawley, Minnesota, and lived in rural Minnesota and North Dakota communities until her parents moved to Moorhead, Minnesota. She graduated from Moorhead High School and Concordia College (also Moorhead). ...
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Roy James Downey, Jr.

November 12, 1927 - October 23, 2015

Roy James Downey, Jr., 87, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015. He was a former resident of Vienna, Va. He was the husband of the late Geraldine Marie Downey. He is survived by his son, Roy J. (Jim) Downey, III, his daughter-in-law, Polly Downey; his grandchildren, Amy Downey, Abby Downey and Chris Rohr (wife, Lis) and great-grandchildren, Harper Rohr, Bennett Rohr and Gracie Rohr. \
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Richard P. Casey II

January 5, 1946 - October 23, 2015

Born to Richard P. Casey, Sr., and Virginia Clark Casey on January 5, 1946, passed peacefully to the other side on October 23, 2015 at his home in Vienna since 1955. His sister, Margaret "Peggy" Virginia passed before him. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1966 and served honorably on a tug boat in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on the aircraft carrier USS America and in the "Silent Service" on the...
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Kenneth Page Robey

February 8, 1943 - October 18, 2015

Kenneth Page Robey passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at his home in Culpeper, Va. He was formerly of Vienna, Va. He is the beloved companion of 24 years of Bessie Aquino; father of Kimberly Owens, Michael, Steven and the late Bryan; former husband of Estelle Robey; grandfather of Bryce, Anthony, Sammy, Mason, Vincent and Kaitlyn; brother of the late Lawrence Robey. The family will receive...
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Helen Herring Blake

October 22, 1922 - October 17, 2015

Helen Blake died on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Leewood Healthcare Center, Annandale, Virginia. She is survived by her sister, Lucille Berry of Woodstock, Virginia; several nieces and nephews. Gone before her are siblings, Arline VanPatten, Ruby Brown, Doris Herring, Vernon Herring, Virgil Herring and Donald Herring. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Andrew Chapel United...
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Setrag Mardirosian

October 3, 1921 - October 16, 2015

Setrag "Set" Mardirosian, age 94, of McLean, Va., died on October 16, 2015 at his home. Beloved husband of Adele H. Mardirosian. Mr. Mardirosian was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Army. After the war, he continued his education receiving his Bachelors from Rutgers and he went on to receive his Masters from Harvard University in Soviet Area Studies. He was a political analyst...
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Kenneth A. Flavin

July 19, 1918 - October 15, 2015

Colonel Kenneth A. Flavin (age 97) USAF (Ret.) on Thursday, October 15, 2015, died at his home in Fairfax, VA. He was the beloved father of Susan Vincent (Geoffrey), Patricia Flavin, and the late Robert Flavin; grandfather of Arthur, Heidi, and Richard Flavin; great-grandfather of Mya Ashleigh Ngo and Terry Kendal Caldwell III. He was the devoted husband of the late Ruth Marjorie Jackson (1991)...
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Barbara Yurasko

September 21, 1943 - October 15, 2015

Barbara Yurasko, age 72, of Vienna, VA, died on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Halquist Inpatient Center. Loving wife of the late William Yurasko; devoted mother of William F. (Erica) and Christopher (Sarah) Yurasko; sister of Janet Thurtle (Terry) and Joanne Caldwell. Loving and enthusiastic grandmother of William R., Michael J., Alexandra M., Jonathan W., and Elizabeth Ann. Relatives and friends...
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Raymond Lampsa

January 12, 1918 - October 14, 2015

Raymond Lampsa died peacefully in his sleep at Commonwealth Health and Rehab Center in Fairfax, VA, on October 14, 2015 at the age of 97. He was born in Dollar Bay, MI, where he graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1941 with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as an engineer at Bendix Corporation in South Bend, IN, for almost 40 years. After retiring in 1980, he moved...
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Jean McGlothlin Hunter

August 14, 1927 - October 14, 2015

Jean McGlothlin Hunter On October 14, 2015. Born in Dexter, MO on August 14, 1927, She attended the University of Missouri, majoring in Music Education, taught school in Little Rock, AR, where she met her husband, John R. Hunter. To their union, were born three children, John R. Hunter Jr. (Lynne), Carol Hunter Hincke (Bob) and Patricia G. Hunter. She and her husband moved to Vienna, VA in 1974...
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Elizabeth Ayash Buckley

October 12, 1933 - October 10, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" Ayash Buckley (October 12, 1933-October 10, 2015) Elizabeth, 81, peacefully entered God's Kingdom on Sunday, October 10, 2015. "Betty" was born in Fall River, MA to parents Joseph Said Ayash and Sadie Latouf. In 1951, she graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High School and attended Colby College in Maine. In 1955, Betty moved to Washington, D.C.; got married in 1957; moved to...
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Aimison Jonnard

October 9, 2015 - October 9, 2015

Aimison Jonnard August 3, 1916 – September 24, 2015 Aimison Jonnard of McLean, VA, passed away on Sept. 24. He was born at U. of the South in Sewanee, TN, where his father was a seminarian, and his mother was the daughter of the Treasurer of the College. Young Aimison and his family next lived in Johnson City, TN, where his father was rector of St John's Episcopal Church; then, to Savannah...
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Marlene F. Gregory

June 12, 1935 - October 7, 2015

GREGORY Marlene F. Gregory (Age 80) Marlene Faye (Foreman) Gregory, of Vienna VA, passed away on October 7. She was born June 12, 1935 in Ford City PA to Marlin F. Foreman and Mary (Fitzgerald) Foreman. She graduated from Ford City High School in 1953, and earned a degree in Education from Grove City College (PA) in 1957. She taught middle school in Kittanning (PA) until 1960, when she...
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James Emmett Clark

May 2, 1957 - October 3, 2015

Passed peacefully on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Jim was born on May 2, 1957, in Hartford, Connecticut to Bruce F. Clark and Charlene Fleenor Clark. He was a graduate of Babson College in Wellesley, MA., with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He lived most of his life in the New England area and moved to Virginia in 1993. He was a member of the Delta Sigma Pi social...
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John Ryan Lovell

August 26, 1937 - October 1, 2015


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Lucille Baucom Reynolds

May 3, 1920 - October 1, 2015

Lucille Baucom Reynolds, age 95, passed away on October 1, 2015 in Great Falls, VA. She is survived by her daughter, Joan Baucom Peterson (Dennis C.) of Great Falls, VA, and her son, William R. Baucom (Judith) of Monroe, NC; two great grandchildren, Lisa and Charlee; four great-grandchildren an many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a brother, John C. Rogers of Charlotte, NC. She was...
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Theresa Rose Borgatti

October 26, 1929 - September 30, 2015

Died on September 30, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family in Vienna, VA. She was the beloved wife of 64 years of Robert A. Borgatti, Sr; loving mother of Donna (Mostafa) Aghabeh, Robert (Christine) Borgatti, Jr., Pamela Jones and Denise Borgatti; daughter of the late William and Theresa Hendry; sister of the late William "Bill" Hendry and John "Jack" Hendry; and grandmother of Mehdi and...
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Rosie C. Betts

August 2, 1926 - September 29, 2015

Our wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Rosie Coccia Betts of Reston, VA (formerly of McLean and Stafford, VA) passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 amongst family. Rosie was born August 2, 1926 in Wash, DC. Married in 1947 to her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, CMDR Martin Burke Betts, she began her life as the wife of a career Navy officer,...
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Andrea Stevens

November 19, 1948 - September 28, 2015

Andrea Stevens-Case of McLean, VA, beloved wife of Thomas C. Case, died on September 28, 2015, with her husband by her side, after a short, courageous battle with cancer. Andrea will forever be loved and remembered by her devoted husband of 26 years, Tom; daughter Stephanie (Jake) Peebles; stepdaughter Kristen Cargal; stepson Matthew (Holly) Case; mother Anne Marusevich; sisters Daria Quataert...
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Charlene Yvonne Wieder Vavrina

March 18, 1946 - September 25, 2015

Charlene Y. Wieder Vavrina, age 69, of Herndon, VA and formerly of Berryville, VA, passed away at home surrounded by her loved ones on Friday, September 25, 2015. Born March 18, 1946 in Emmaus, PA, she was the daughter of Jane Warmkessel and the late Alan Wieder, and sister of the late Sharon Wieder Nicolaisen. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her two nieces, Anna Graham and...
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Lucy Mead Scheer

March 21, 1931 - September 23, 2015

Lucy Mead Scheer, age 84, of Vienna, VA died on September 23, 2015. Beloved mother of Lucinda Scheer, Susan Wratschko (Robert), Christopher Scheer (Marina Lopez), Eric Scheer (Julie Nelson), Jessica Koenig (John), and David Scheer; grandmother of Matthew, Jennifer, Nyssa, Lucas, Thomas, John, Sarah, Amelia, and Benjamin; and great-grandmother of Jaxon, Christopher, and Calvin. She is also...
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Terry McMillen Cox

December 10, 1953 - September 21, 2015

Of Oak Hill, Virginia, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, died on Monday, September 21, 2015 at her home with family by her side. Loving wife of Bob Cox; devoted mother of Kacey and Carly Cox; daughter of Marilyn and Charles McMillen; and sister of Jo Danhires, Andy McClymonds and Heidi Miscavage. A memorial service will be held at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park Street, Vienna, VA on Saturday,...
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William Green

December 26, 1937 - September 17, 2015

William Green "Bill" William Green of Vienna, Virginia passed away on September 17, 2015. Born on December 26, 1937 in the Bronx, New York. Beloved husband of 48 years to Antoinette; devoted father of Nancy Green, Julie (Andrew) Cooke, Matthew Green; loving grandfather of Kyle, Nathaniel, Matthew, Isabelle and Aidan; brother of Raymond (Kathy) Green and the late Anne (Kenneth) App. A...
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Irene Mary Curry

May 1, 1925 - September 16, 2015

Irene (Rene') Mary Curry, who lived mostof her life in Hazleton, Pa., died on September 16th at Birmingham Green Nursing Home in Manassas, Va., after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born May 1, 1925 in Stockton, Pa., to her beloved father George Kovatch, Sr., and mother Susan Lengen Kovatch. She attended Hazle Township High School. After being married in 1947, she lived in McAdoo for...
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Graciela E. Mendizabal

December 13, 1927 - September 15, 2015

Graciela E. Mendizabal died peacefully in Fairfax, VA. on Sept.15, 2015. She was born in Oruro, Bolivia on Dec. 13, 1921. She graduated from the Instituto de Comercio anexo a la Universidad Mayor de San Andres in La Paz, Bolivia. She came to the United States with her children to join her husband, Reynaldo Mendizabal, an economist at the Inter American Development Bank in 1960. She was one of...
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Roland Smith, Jr.

August 20, 1956 - September 15, 2015

In loving memory of... Elder Roland Hayes Smith Jr Roland Hayes Smith, Jr was born on August 20, 1956 to Roland Sr and Shirley Smith. He grew up in Northeast Washington DC with his parents and three siblings, Sharon, Michael, and Deborah (deceased). He always thrived on the belief of taking care of his family and when he started a family with his wife, Diane, he was determined to persevere and...
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Odette M. Long

August 20, 2015 - September 14, 2015

Odette Myers (Kiyohara) Long On September 14, 2015, Odette Long of Centreville, VA, beloved wife of Bruce B. Long, died surrounded by her family after a long, courageous battle with multiple myeloma. She was born August 20, 1951, the daughter of Otis and Nellie Myers, and raised in Chamblee, GA. Odette graduated from West Oahu College in Hawaii as valedictorian with a BA in Psychology in 1982...
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Mary Jane Noella Morin

December 21, 1928 - September 13, 2015

It was a special morning on that 21st of December, 1928, when the beautiful baby Mary Jane was born to Nolia and Aime Paquette-the only daughter among four brothers, who always protected her. The soft-spoken 'MJ' was an erudite student, excelling in her studies at Saint Francis Catholic Elementary School in Winooski, Vermont, and later at Mount Saint Mary's High School in Burlington, Vermont....
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Mary Margaret Pence

September 26, 1920 - September 13, 2015

Mary Margaret Pence (Age 94) Mary Margaret Pence was a life long, 5th generation resident of Lincolnia, VA who passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Fairfax Hospital. Loving wife of the late Harold Biller Pence; devoted mother of Mary Lou (Jim) Carter, Barbara Lee (Ted) Galanos and Steve Pence; cherished grandmother Zak (Jill), Evan and Jeremy Galanos. She is predeceased by her parents...
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Judy Davidson

September 20, 1942 - September 12, 2015

Judy Davidson September 20, 1942 - September 12, 2015 Judy Davidson (Rohlman) of Reston, Virginia, passed away on September 12, 2014 in the company of her family. Born on September 20, 1942 in Billings, Missouri, Judy grew up in Willard, Missouri and graduated from Willard High School in 1960. She worked at a Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Kansas City and attended Drury and Rockhurst...
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John Patrick Rowland

July 12, 1937 - September 12, 2015

John Patrick "Pat" Rowland, 78, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, Sept. 12 after a brief illness. Born in El Monte, CA, he was a graduate of the University of Southern California (BS, MBA) and a proud TKE, before becoming one of the nation's youngest chairmen of a Chamber of Commerce (in El Monte). Pat moved his family to Washington in 1967, taking a position at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce...
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John P. Hornak

July 7, 1939 - September 12, 2015

Passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at his home in Vienna, Va. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 7, 1939, he is survived by his wife of 48 years, Peggy; and daughters, Susan (Chris) Schools and Beth (Dave) Gillum; sister, Margaret (Vince) Madden and four grandchildren, Brett, Katie, Kelly and Natalie. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he was at the time of his retirement...
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Leroy H. Lewis

July 24, 1933 - September 11, 2015

Of Vienna, Va., passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Fairfax Hospital. Beloved husband of Carol Lewis; devoted father of Jane Edmonds, Sandra Edmonds, Greg Lewis, Ted Lewis and the late Michelle Lewis. Also survived by six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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Betty Jane Gibson

February 22, 1922 - September 9, 2015

Betty Jane LeFever Gibson, 93, of Sunrise Assisted Living in Oakton VA, formerly of Lancaster, PA, died September 9, 2015. She was the widow of the Rev. William A. Gibson, a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, who died in Feb. 2000. She was the daughter of Roy Breneman LeFever and Norma Henwood LeFever Toth, of Lancaster. A retired school teacher, she substituted at Hempfield and Donegal...
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Norman R. Bott

September 1, 1926 - September 8, 2015

Norman R. Bott, Captain US Air Force (Ret.), of McLean, VA passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at his home. Loving husband of the late Mildred H Bott; devoted father of Patricia (Roger) Stanley and Stephen Bott. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Sherri, Denise, Kristi, Jamie, Nicole, and Cory; and three great-grandchildren, Romeo, Jaslene and Vincent. Relatives and friends are...
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David Jens Meilstrup

August 23, 1977 - September 7, 2015

David Jens Meilstrup – Loyal and loving husband of Kristi Bangerter Meilstrup and amazing father of Siena, Ben, Claire and Andrew passed away on September 7, 2015 from a sudden cardiac arrest. He was a Spartan athlete, successful professional, rock & roll bass player, a man of faith, and all-around fun guy; the type of man every man should be. His passing leaves an enormous hole in our...
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Sylvia Nakamura

January 13, 1923 - September 6, 2015

Sylvia Nakamura, 92, of Springfield, Va, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015. Sylvia was born on January 13, 1923 in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of the late Scibei and Ao Tanaka. At age three, the family moved to Japan, returning to the United States a few years later. Sylvia, a resident of the Greenspring retirement community, lived in Vienna, Va for 44 years where she raised her family...
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Karen Kay Allen

May 20, 1943 - September 5, 2015

Karen Kay Allen On May 20th, 1943 in Council Bluffs, Iowa Karen Kay was born to Raymond Frederick Heesch, a shoe store owner, and Pauline Susan Finken, a baker and store clerk. Karen was the second of four Heesch children and was born into a very large, loving Catholic family. Her early years growing up in Avoca, Iowa were happy, close-knit ones and this strong foundation helped form her good...
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Maynard Oswald Kidwell

October 17, 1918 - September 5, 2015

Maynard O. Kidwell Born October 17, 1918 departed September 5, 2015 and resided in McLean, VA Maynard Oswald Kidwell (96) a lifelong resident of McLean, VA passed away peacefully at The Virginian Retirement Community in Fairfax, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Helen Louise Kidwell and by his grandson, Scott Kidwell. Maynard is survived by his sons Lynn Kidwell ...
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Florence Patricia Schardt

January 11, 1925 - September 4, 2015

Florence Patricia Schardt (age 90), of Vienna, VA died on Friday, September 4, 2015 at Sunrise at Oakton, VA. Loving wife of 70 years to Lt. Col. Bruton B. Schardt, US Army (Ret.); devoted mother of JoAnn (William) Sterritt, Rev. William B. Schardt, and Susan Stewart. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Raymond (Crystal) Cosby, Susie (Chad) Foster, Christy (Brian) Kurutz, Amy (Ron) Lavery,...
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Patricia M. Low

November 25, 1933 - September 2, 2015

Patricia M. Low (Age 81) "Patti" Patricia M. Low, of Great Falls, VA, died on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at her daughter's home in Orange, VA. Loving wife of the late James P. Low and devoted mother of Lisa (Craig) Lawson and Lori Low (John LaMorte); cherished grandmother of Marissa, Colin, Lea, James, Marshall, Joseph and Michael and great-grandchildren, Tyler, Bryce, Finn and Amelia....
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Suzanne Helene Taney

December 19, 1927 - September 1, 2015


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Agnes Manook

November 18, 1929 - August 31, 2015

Our beloved aunt Agnes lost her battle with cancer on Monday, August 31st, 2015 at home surrounded by her close family members and loved ones. She was born in November of 1929 in Baghdad, Iraq. Her Father Mr. Chater was a senior accountant who worked for the Iraqi Petroleum Co. in Iraq first in Kirkuk and then in Baghdad for decades. Agnes grew up with her only sibling her sister Amy, the two...
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Dorothy C. McCambridge

August 3, 1936 - August 29, 2015

Dorothy C. McCambridge "Toni", age 79. of McLean, VA, died on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at her home. Loving wife of Col. Jack McCambridge, US Air Force (Ret.); mother of Sharon (Chris) Flaesch, John (Catherine) McCambridge, Patrick (Jenny) McCambridge and Kathleen (Robert) Kingsley; cherished grandmother of Keaton, Laney, Patrick, Cullen, Ashleigh, Ian, Jaden, Jonah, James, Morgan and Ryan....
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Debbie J. Purks

February 22, 1957 - August 28, 2015

Of Centreville, VA died on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Fairfax Hospital. Loving wife of 20 years to Stuart Purks; cherished step-mother of Jessica and Kayse Purks, grandmother of Taylor Battes. She is also survived by her parents, Allen and Jean Housholder; sister of Diane, Daryl (companion Maura) and Darren (Diane) Housholder.
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Joann G. Krumviede

November 17, 1933 - August 28, 2015

Of Vienna, Virginia, died on Friday, August 28, 2015 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. She was born in Deer River, Minnesota to the late Frederick and Ethel Gillie, loving wife of 58 years to Dale Krumviede to whom she married in Kassel, Germany; devoted mother of Jane (Homer) Cox and the late Paul Krumviede; sister of Robert Gillie, Janet Eickhoff, Bruce Gillie and the late Roger Gillie. She is also...
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Hugh Forrest Richardson, Sr.

May 17, 1921 - August 27, 2015

COL Hugh F. Richardson, Sr., USA (Ret.) (Age 94) of Falcons Landing and formerly of McLean, Virginia died on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Beverly Farrington Richardson; father of Hugh F. Richardson, Jr. (Donna M. Richardson), Joseph Farrington Richardson and Mary Elizabeth Richardson LaPrade (Page L. LaPrade; grandfather of of John LaPrade, Hugh F. Richardson III,...
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The Honorable Francis Marion Allegra

October 14, 1957 - August 27, 2015

Memorial Contributions: Education was so important to Fran and his wish, if you desire, was to have Memorial Contributions sent to Allegra Boys' 529 Fund. If you would like to contribute, please make your check payable to AMERICAN FUNDS and send to: Morgan Stanley c/o Ward Minton 1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 900 Washington, DC 20006 Check Memo: Allegra Boys' 529 Fund Francis Marion...
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Charles Mason McAllister

August 18, 1945 - August 27, 2015

Charles Mason McAllister (Age 70) Of Vienna, VA died peacefully on Thursday, August 27 at his home in Vienna following a two year struggle with pancreatic cancer. He retired after 34 years from the Washington Post where he was Chief of the Style copy desk and later Chief copy editor for the 16 Metro weeklies. He graduated from Georgia State University in Atlanta in 1967. He began his journalism...
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Vinita G. Robinson

August 8, 1922 - August 25, 2015


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Robert Carroll Eastridge

July 31, 1929 - August 25, 2015

Robert Carroll Eastridge, of Fairfax, Va., passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at Fairfax Hospital. Beloved husband of Barbara F. Eastridge; devoted father of Carole Ann Waters (Robert), Diana E. Short (Robert), Robert D. Eastridge (Theresa) and the late Donna J. Yachechko; son of the late Rev. William Claude and Pauline Eastridge; brother of Audrey Stutzka, Sherry Long, Gerald C. Eastridge,...
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Cynthia Myers Young

May 20, 1933 - August 23, 2015

Cynthia Myers Young 1933 – 2015 Cynthia "Cynnie" Young (nee Myers) of McLean, VA and La Jolla, CA died peacefully at home on August 23rd, 2015 at the age of 82. She is survived by her brother, Robert G. Myers of Poway CA; her daughter and son-in-law, Meredith and Matt Baratz of Allendale, NJ; beloved grandchildren Caroline and Avery Baratz, and Abbee Young and nieces, Abigail Killey and...
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Woodrow D. Roberts

March 14, 1925 - August 21, 2015

Woodrow D. "Woody" Roberts, 90, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2015 at his home in Vienna, Va. He was a longtime resident of Vienna and a US Navy veteran. Beloved husband of the late Lourene Roberts, devoted father of Gail Mills, Doree Adele Roberts Gordon and Richard Roberts, grandfather of Sonja, Bianca, Jason and Jeremy, brother of Bruce and Melba. Also survived by 4 great-grandchildren...
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Karl Heinz Lass, Jr.

May 22, 1970 - August 18, 2015

Karl Heinz Lass, Jr. Karl Lass Jr. passed away on August 18, 2015 in his home in Falls Church, Virginia. He died peacefully, surrounded by family. He maintained a strength, spirit, and positive energy throughout his two year fight against cancer that inspired many. Karl was born to Karl Lass Sr. and Monique Lass on May 22, 1970, and grew up a native Washingtonian. As a child, he loved riding his...
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Thomas Fuller Bamford

January 24, 1927 - August 15, 2015

Lt. Col. Thomas Fuller Bamford US Army (Ret.) (Age 88) Thomas Bamford of Oakton, Virginia died on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at his home. Loving husband of 66 years to Patricia J. Bamford; devoted father of Thomas (Carol) Bamford, Kathryn A. Bamford, Christina (Stephen) Carlidge, and Stephen (Nancy) Bamford; cherished grandfather of 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is...
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Susan M. Cox

December 16, 1947 - August 14, 2015

Susan M. Cox passed away quietly in her family home on Friday, August 14, 2015 surrounded by her family. Susan's life started on December 16, 1947 in Southwest Virginia. The youngest of five children, she lived on the family farm until she was seven years old. In 1953, she moved to Arlington, VA with her mother and two sisters. Susan had started a career as the Executive Secretary to the...
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Susie Mae Peffer Owens

July 31, 1917 - August 14, 2015

Susie Mae Peffer Owens Susie Mae Peffer Owens, age 98, passed away on August 14, 2015. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Lester Owens; her mother, Margaret Finney Peffer and her father, Andrew Corance Peffer; Susie is survived by her sister, Emma Gerber; her children, Barbara Dahl Pratt (Ernie), Vanné J Furlan Callahan (Pat) and Randy Owens (Beckie). She was grandmother to 25,...
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Helen N. Reiter

June 6, 1919 - August 13, 2015

Helen Novak Reiter passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2015. She was born in Moulton, Texas on June 6, 1919. After attending Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos, Texas, she taught at an elementary school. Helen met her future husband, Jack Reiter, in 1942 during his navigator training in Texas for the US Army Air Corps (later the U.S Air Force) and they were married the same year...
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Jacqueline Sheid Robertson

April 11, 1927 - August 11, 2015


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Jacqueline Sheid Robertson

April 11, 1927 - August 11, 2015

Jacqueline S. Robertson, 88, a resident of Reston passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at her residence. She was born in April 11, 1927 in Washington, D.C. a daughter of the late John Thomas III and Josephine Roberta (Bickerton) Sheid. She was united in marriage on September 29, 1948 to Andrew Jerome Robertson, Jr who preceded her in death on March 6, 1971. She is survived by her daughter...
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Olga McNulty

March 19, 1929 - August 11, 2015

Passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at her home in Vienna, Va. Beloved wife of the late James P. McNulty, devoted mother of Rick McNulty, Ron McNulty (Julianne), and Diane Williams (Craig); grandmother of Megan, Emily, Daniel and Eva. Survived by her brother, Russ Sturak and predeceased by numerous siblings. The family will receive friends at the Money & King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave.,...
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Frank William Gardner

April 2, 1920 - August 10, 2015

Reverend Frank William Gardner, age 95, Pastor Emeritus of Cleveland Park United Church of Christ, Congregational, died on Monday, August 10, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Alice M. Gardner for 68 years and devoted father of Lydia Gardner Leeds, April Lee Gardner, Paul Gardner (deceased), Ami Cannon, and grandfather of April Iris Gardner. He was born in Brooklyn, NY, graduated from...
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Ralph W. Flinchbaugh DDS Col. USA

March 7, 1921 - August 8, 2015

Ralph W. Flinchbaugh, DDS (94) Colonel, USA, (Ret) Originally from Lima, Ohio, long time resident of Vienna, VA, Dr Flinchbaugh passed away August 8th, 2015 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Maria, his son Bob and daughter Jeannie. He is survived by his daughter Mimi Thompson (Wayne), grandchildren Rachel Adamec (Stephen) and Philippe Belland (Kathy), great...
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Charles M. Enyeart

September 13, 1944 - August 5, 2015

Charles "Cy" M. Enyeart passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at his home in Oakton, Va. Beloved husband of Barbara Enyeart; brother of Debbie Minifie and Steve Enyeart. Also survived by seven nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Money & King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, Va., on Sunday, August 9th beginning at 2:00 PM where a funeral service will follow at...
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Tyler Scott Drumheller

April 12, 1952 - August 2, 2015

Tyler Scott Drumheller, 63, of Vienna, Va., passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Fairfax Hospital. Beloved husband of Linda Blocher Drumheller; father of Livia Phillips (Blake); brother of Alecia Ball; grandfather of Colin Phillips. Also survived by 5 nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, Va on Sunday,...
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Jerry B. Harvey

November 14, 1935 - August 1, 2015

Jerry B. Harvey, PhD Jerry Harvey passed away on August 1, 2015, of complications from Parkinson's disease and congestive heart failure. He was born in Austin, Texas, on November 14, 1935. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Texas, and remained an avid fan of the Texas Longhorns. He married his beloved wife, Beth, on August 4, 1962. Hewas the loving father of...
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Eric John LaRocque

January 12, 1982 - July 31, 2015


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Robert J. Jimenez

August 8, 1941 - July 31, 2015

Robert J. Jimenez, Col, USA (Ret), age 73, of Vienna, Va., died Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Adler Center after a battle with chronic lung disease. Beloved husband of Sandra Jimenez; devoted father of Kevin (Amy) Jimenez, Lynn (Kelly) Buttram and Nichole (Jason) Cloud; brother of Pamela Davis; grandfather of Christina, Darin, Hannah, Nicholas, Avery, Robert and Nicholas. Robert was born on...
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Maudline Davis

May 7, 1935 - July 29, 2015


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Esther Teresa Reeser

August 8, 1926 - July 27, 2015

Esther Teresa Reeser (Age 88) Esther Teresa Reeser, died peacefully on July 27, 2015 at home in Fairfax, VA, Esther was born August 8, 1926, in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Esther worked as an Administrative Supervisor/Emergency Department at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC for more than 35 years. Esther was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends....
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Shrinivas H. Rao

July 27, 1951 - July 21, 2015

Shrinivas H. Rao (Age 63) Of Arlington, VA., died on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Virginia Hospital Center. Mr. Rao worked as a Patent Examiner for the US Patent and Trademark Office. A Catholic graveside service will be held at St. Mary of Sorrows Cemetery, Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA on Saturday, August 1 at 2:00 PM.
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Frank Peter Mertes

April 2, 1935 - July 19, 2015

Frank Peter Mertes On July 19, 2015, of Oakton, Virginia. Beloved husband of Corinne Mertes for 55 years, father of Sheila Johnson and grandfather of Lisa Johnson. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 2, 1935. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1958 and a M.S. and Ph. D. in Nuclear Engineering from Iowa State University in 1962. He...
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Ronald Clair Francis

June 18, 1951 - July 18, 2015

LTC Ronald C. Francis, USA (Ret.), age 64, died on Saturday, July 18, 2015. He was the husband of Sandra K. Francis. Born June 18, 1951 in Toledo, he was the son of the late Leonard and Ethel Francis of Point Place. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Katie Moore and her husband, Thomas and Laura Francis; his sisters, Pauline Scharl and Kathy Beaufait. Memorial services will...
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James Edward Knisley

September 12, 1957 - July 18, 2015

James Edward Knisley, age 57, of Vienna, VA died on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Winchester Medical Center. Loving son of the late Otho and Dolores Knisley; loving brother of Joyce Ann Miller, Carolyn Lee De La Cruz (Roy), Otho Wilson Knisley, Jr., David Richard Knisley and Doreen Marie Bennett (Steve). He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to Jim's...
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Mark Christopher Rayment

May 18, 1962 - July 17, 2015

Mark Christopher Rayment, age 53, passed away Friday, July 17th in Hampton Va where he had resided for the past 20 years. He was predeceased by his mother Mary Christine. He is survived by his daughter Nicole Rayment of Hesperia, CA., his father, Col. (Ret. USAF) Donald W. Rayment, siblings, William, Mary Ann Bennett (Michael), Stephen, Jane, Brian, John (Mandy) and Carol Fleming (Mark); his...
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Annabelle L. Rhinehart

February 2, 1919 - July 17, 2015

Annabelle Rhinehart Annabelle Rhinehart of Great Falls, VA, died on Friday, July, 17, 2015 at her home. Loving wife of the late Mark T. Rhinehart and devoted mother of Melinda Heily (Daniel), Roxanne Rhinehart (Joel Morrison) and Demora D. McClave (Christopher); cherished grandmother of Mark Heily (Libby), Ben Heily, Warren Heily (Catlin), Lillian H. Micheletti (James), Bryan and Travis...
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Kenneth J. Plotkin

April 13, 1945 - July 17, 2015

Dr. Kenneth J. Plotkin died on Friday, July 17, 2015, after a four-year battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was 70 years old. Born and raised in New York City, Ken grew up in a loving home with his two parents, Moe and Sarah Plotkin, and his two older brothers, Henry and Charles Plotkin. Charles, Ken's twin brother, arrived ten minutes before Ken. Ken attended college at the Polytechnic...
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Herbert Yale Schandler

January 2, 1928 - July 16, 2015

SOLDIER AND EDUCATOR—DR. HERBERT Y. SCHANDLER Dr. Herbert Yale Schandler, a retired Army Colonel, might have been the only Green Beret who also held a PhD degree from Harvard University. He was a commander in the Korean and Vietnam Wars and a professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and after his retirement from the Army, was a professor and department chairman at...
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Barbara Crane Siple

June 15, 1925 - July 16, 2015

Of McLean, VA, died on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Virginia Hospital Center. Loving wife of the late Capt. William L. Siple, USN (Ret.), devoted mother of Roy Siple (Karen) and Lynne Glatthaar-Smith (Dr. Ken Smith). cherished grandmother of william Siple, Dr. Jessica Tyler (Dr. Ryan), Phillip Stephenson (Mindy), and Elizabeth Stephenson and 6 great-grandchildren, Sidney, Brendan, Owen, Nolan,...
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Luann H. Martin

January 17, 1949 - July 14, 2015

Luann Habegger Martin Obituary Luann Habegger Martin died peacefully in her sleep at 12:05 AM on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at her home in McLean, Virginia. As her health declined from an aggressive cancer, she chose to focus on the positive, giving thanks for the 66 beautiful, fulfilling years of life she was given. Luann was born on January 17, 1949, in Berne, Indiana, to C. Earl and Donna ...
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Michael Lee Cooper

November 17, 1957 - July 13, 2015

Michael Lee Cooper, 57, of Vienna, Va., passed away on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Fairfax Hospital. Beloved husband of Cathy Chapman; son of Judy Cooper and the late Roy Lee Cooper; brother of Lisa DeSpain (Chris). A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Capital Caring, 2900 Telestar Ct., Falls Church, Va 22042.
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Albert Allan Noe

August 2, 1942 - July 13, 2015

Allan Noe died on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Fairfax Hospital. Born on August 2, 1942 in Clarksburg, WV. He was a longtime resident of Fairfax, VA. He graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and a Master's Degree in Public Affairs. He worked for Black and Decker, Dupont, Unilever and retired from Crop Life America. He is preceded in death by his loving wife,...
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Robert Lee Clark

October 4, 1936 - July 12, 2015

Robert (Bobby) Clark passed away Sunday, July 12th. He was 78 years old and is survived by wife, Carolyn Turley Clark (Vienna); son, Rob Clark (Arlington); and three grandchildren (Sarah Willis, Emily Rynex, and Michael Wetjen) all residing in northern Virginia. Bob was a member of Great Falls Church of Christ and there will be a memorial service held at the church building Saturday, July 18 at...
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David Richard Torrey

November 6, 1935 - July 10, 2015

David Richard Torrey (Age 79) November 6, 1935 to July 10, 2015 David passed peacefully on Friday, July 10, 2015 after a long illness with emphysema, at his home in Alexandria, VA. David was a native of Batavia, NY. He served in the Korean War as a Chaplains Assistant. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Hotel Management. He had a successful career in the Food Service...
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Madgalee R. Yost

January 29, 1928 - July 10, 2015

Passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 at her home of 58 years in Vienna, Va. They were one of the first families to move into Vienna Woods. Mrs. Yost was a graduate of Nazareth College in Kentucky. She was the wife of the late Oscar P. Yost and the mother of Gregory Yost (Adele), Christopher Yost, Cecilia Yost and the late Veronica Marie; grandmother of Rachel, Rebecca, Carson and Connor. The...
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Donald Karl Richardson

October 8, 1949 - July 9, 2015

Donald K. Richardson, age 65, of Falls Church, Virginia died on July 9, 2015. Beloved husband of Leigh Cowen Richardson; father of Michael Brandon Richardson (Tiffany), Shawn A. Richardson (Erica), Chad William Richardson and Luke Arthur Richardson; brother of Linda Beam (Samuel) and Diane Mengel (Dave) and grandfather of Ravyn, Kyndahl, Chloe and Tyler. In lieu of flowers, memorial...
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