Our Obituaries

Patricia M. O'Brien

March 7, 1924 - June 21, 2017

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Manuel Gavito Serra

April 21, 1921 - June 18, 2017

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Zebulon Vance Knott

August 16, 1923 - June 14, 2017

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M. Stephanie Patrick

October 13, 1952 - June 14, 2017

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Louise Agnes Fishbein

March 26, 1926 - June 13, 2017

Louise Fishbein passed away peacefully at her home on June 12, 2017. She was a devoted mother and cherished grandmother, a highly respected teacher in Arlington County Virginia's public school system, a lifelong advocate of progressive causes and an active participant in her community. The arc of her life took her from the mountains of New Hampshire to Washington, DC where she worked with...
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Rebecca Ann Barrett

April 10, 1967 - June 9, 2017

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Arlene Peper La Pierre

February 17, 1921 - June 7, 2017

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Dwayne Jamal Cope-Teal

April 29, 2015 - June 6, 2017

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Joan Case Ebel

January 14, 1930 - June 6, 2017

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Alice Elizabeth Lee

June 27, 1940 - June 5, 2017

Alice Elizabeth Lee "Julie" (Age 76) peacefully passed away on June 5, 2017. She was born in Washington, DC on June 27, 1940 to the late Edward and Catherine English. Julie graduated from Mary Washington College in 1962 with her bachelor's degree. She went on to work as a social worker then an administrative assistant with Northup Grumman. Julie married her husband on August 17, 1963 and...
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Audrey Theresa Bersano

January 17, 1927 - June 4, 2017

A long time resident of Arlington, VA passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Beloved wife of 66 years to Peter Bersano she is also survived by her children, Mary Lou Bersano, David (Trish) Bersano, Paul (the late Johnell) Bersano, and her grandchildren, John and Isabella. Born in Windsor, Connecticut, Mrs. Bersano worked for Hahn's Stores for some time as a bookkeeper, when...
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James Shivers

July 11, 1924 - June 3, 2017

James Shivers passed away June 3, 2017. He was 92 years old.James is survived by his children Keith of Fredericksburg, VA; James Ellis, Tonya and Monique all of Arlington, VA; his ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Constance "Connie" Shivers. James was born July 11, 1924 In Black Mountain/Ashville, NC to the late James and Hattie Lott Shivers. He...
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Irish Luna

March 11, 1984 - May 28, 2017

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Asnake Engida

January 7, 1919 - May 28, 2017

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Thomas Jesse Quinn

April 27, 1973 - May 25, 2017

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Carolyne Smith Bryan

July 29, 1915 - May 25, 2017

Carolyne Smith Bryan peacefully passed away on May 25, 2017. She was born in Gainesville, GA, on July 29, 1915, the only child of Elma and Arthur Smith. Carolyne graduated from Brenau College in 1936 with a bachelor's degree in education and is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. While at Brenau, Carolyne met her husband, Milton Bryan. They were married from June of 1937 until Milton's...
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Thomas Dennis Pyburn

October 19, 1925 - May 25, 2017

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William Carney

July 1, 1942 - May 23, 2017

William (Bill) Carney, age 74, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017, at his home in Washington, D.C., surrounded by his family. Bill was born July 1, 1942, in Brooklyn, NY, to Joseph and Sally Carney. He was a member of the Suffolk County Legislature from 1976 until he was elected to the United States House of Representatives, representing New York's First Congressional District from 1979...
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Catherine May Ramirez

April 2, 1950 - May 21, 2017

Words have the power to declare independence, inspire a trip to the moon, or share a dream, but in trying to capture a life or one's impact on those around them, the limitations of words becomes apparent. Cathy's family and friends use the words magical, loving, caring, positive, sympathetic, empathetic, nurturing, helpful, respectful, thoughtful, sincere, honest, capable, compassionate,...
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John Anthony Jones

July 26, 1964 - May 20, 2017

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John C. Krogmann

March 27, 1922 - May 16, 2017

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Berhe Mesfin

November 2, 1934 - May 16, 2017

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Senour Hunt,

January 3, 1924 - May 16, 2017

Colonel Senour HuntU.S. Air Force (Ret.)Senour (Si) Hunt, a resident of Arlington, Virginia, passed away at the age of 93 on May 16, 2017 after a short illness.Col. Hunt was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 3, 1924 to Hazel and Roland Hunt. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1946. He served in the Army Air Corps, later the United States Air Force, from 1946...
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Madeline R. Noonan

August 4, 1920 - May 15, 2017

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Genevieve F. Harwood

July 12, 1927 - May 14, 2017

HARWOOD, GENEVIEVE FISHER (age 89) of Arlington, VA, died on Mother's Day, May 14, 2017, of respiratory failure after a lengthy illness. Her passing was peaceful and at home, surrounded by loved ones. Gen was born July 12, 1927, in Superior, Nebraska. After high school graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the federal government. She roomed with three other young women in a row...
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Susan Marie Galich

August 20, 1977 - May 13, 2017

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Jerene Elizabeth Thomas

April 5, 1921 - May 11, 2017

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Zen Joseph Stevens

January 12, 1925 - May 11, 2017

On May 11, 2017, Zen J Stevens died peacefully at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife Caroline Rudolf Stevens, daughter Alice Ritchie, son Mitchell Stevens, grandchildren Christopher, Carly, Amanda and Carrie, great grandchildren Jacob, Leigha, Sofia and Anthony. Mr. Stevens served in the 99th Division, US Army and fought in the "Battle of the Bulge" where he earned the bronze...
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Charles John KLEIN

February 13, 1945 - May 9, 2017

Charles John Klein Charlie (Age 72) Born in Washington, DC and raised in Northern Virginia, died Tuesday May 9, 2017, at his home in Arlington after a long battle with cancer. Son of John W. Klein and Edith Breshears Klein, he was survived by his brother William A. Klein and many nieces and nephews. Charlie was a Vietnam Vet, an avid volunteer with Meals on Wheels, AMEN, and the Vienna VVA. ...
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Joseph Francis Becker

June 1, 1921 - May 7, 2017

On Sunday May 7, 2017, Joseph F Becker, longtime resident of Washington, DC died at his residence with his wife at his side. Born June 1, 1921, he was the beloved husband of Paulette Becker for 71 years. In addition to his wife, he leaves behind his daughter Catherine Baum (Mark) and son John Becker (Carla). He was the loving grandfather of Kelly Lynn, John Joseph and Christine Carter Becker.
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James Wilson Raughley

March 15, 1929 - May 6, 2017

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Marjorie Kathryn Findly

July 29, 1922 - May 5, 2017

Marjorie Kathryn Findly passed away on May 5, 2017, at the age of 94. Marjorie was born on July 29, 1922, in Americus, KS, and raised there. She graduated from Emporia State Teachers College and married Lee Bert Findly in September, 1944. They were married for 72 years. As the wife of a naval officer she travelled and lived throughout the US and Europe. Upon his retirement from the US Navy, they...
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Josephine Skrak

April 20, 1925 - May 3, 2017

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Marguerite Hamilton Mooney

March 5, 1931 - May 3, 2017

On Wednesday May 3rd, Marguerite (Peggy) Hamilton Mooney of Alexandria, Virginia joined the Lord surrounded by her loving family. Peggy was born in Long Beach, California- the second daughter of a career naval officer. She spent her early years split between California and Washington, DC where she graduated from Georgetown Visitation and later Trinity Washington University. She also earned...
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Shenin Delaine Sparks

May 27, 1969 - April 30, 2017

Major Shenin Delaine Mallory Sparks was born May 27, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. She was the proud daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Edward and Sarah Alice Powers-Mallory. After almost thirty-one years of dedicated service as a nurse, to include time at the "old Walter Reed," she departed this life Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda,...
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Philip E. Barber

December 14, 1937 - April 30, 2017

PHILIP ERNEST BARBER IIIThe Rev. Canon Dr. PHILIP ERNEST BARBER, III (age 79) On Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the home of his son in South Riding, Virginia, surrounded by his wife, daughter, and daughter-in-law. Survived by his beloved and loving wife Diane Capetz Barber, of Fairfax, VA; his sister Virginia Westmoreland, of Sugarland, TX; his son and daughter-in-law Piet and Stacy Barber, of South...
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Edgar Leigh Venzke

April 30, 1920 - April 30, 2017

Venzke, Edgar Leigh Colonel, USA (Ret.)Of Arlington, VA passed away on his 97th birthday. He is predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Margaret Frances Venzke. He is survived by his children, Margaret Leigh Venzke, William (Jane) Venzke, Mary Byrne, and Keith (Maggie) Venzke; his four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and by his sister, Mary Boenning. Leigh, as he was known, served in...
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Weston Cecil Lee

September 22, 1991 - April 29, 2017

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Lucinda M. Topel

November 20, 1920 - April 27, 2017

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Margaret Quistorf

August 15, 1921 - April 27, 2017

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Margaret Burrows Wadsworth

December 25, 1920 - April 26, 2017

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Audine Jones Williams

May 31, 1927 - April 23, 2017

Audine, "Dene," WilliamsOn Sunday, April 23, 2017, Audine Williams passed away peacefully at Grand Oaks Assisted Living in Washington, D.C. at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Thomas Williams, Jr. and her son, Austin the III. She is survived by her children Lisa, and Mark, granddaughters Maddie and Charlotte, daughter-in-law Elizabeth Workman and son-in-law Howard...
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Antero V. Santos

June 24, 1937 - April 20, 2017

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Kuniko Tobari Lynn

February 27, 1934 - April 18, 2017

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Angela Barbaro Pisciotta

March 25, 1918 - April 16, 2017

ANGELA "LEE" BARBARO PISCIOTTAApril 16, 2017, Angela "Lee" Barbaro Pisciotta of Arlington, VA, 99 yrs. old, passed away peacefully Easter Sunday surrounded by family. Lee is survived by her two loving children, Angela M. Walsh of Vienna, VA and Joseph A. Pisciotta of Falls Church, VA. Beloved Grandmother to six grandchildren and Great-Grand-mother to eleven great-grandchildren. Born March 25,...
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Milton Alfred Pilcher

November 13, 1916 - April 16, 2017

Major General Milton A. Pilcher, USA (Ret), of McLean, VA, passed away on April 16, 2017, at the age of 100.Milton Pilcher was born in Washington, DC, November 13, 1916. He attended McKinley High School in Washington and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, VA, graduating with a BS in electrical engineering in 1938. Mr. Pilcher did graduate studies in...
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Maxine F. Fisher

January 8, 1929 - April 8, 2017

Maxine Ferald Dingle-Fisher was born January 8, 1929 and was the third child of Charles "Pop" and Melvina Dingle "Mama D". Her life was filled with childhood memories with her older sister Barbara Dingle Hawkins, and her older brother Charles Dingle, and her baby brother Sheldon Dingle. Maxine attended Central Commercial high school in New York City, and furthered her studies in Business...
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John Frank Michitsch

July 9, 1943 - April 7, 2017

MG JOHN FRANK MICHITSCH USA (Ret.) July 9, 1943 ~ April 7, 2017 Major General John Frank Michitsch passed away in his home on April 7, 2017. He is survived by his son, Johnny (Cynthia); daughter, Liesl (Jason Giorgio); two grandchildren, Rachael and Eddie; and his sister, Helen Brown. He was married to his college sweetheart, Sherry Louise Hamilton for 49 years. As a 35 year Army Officer, he...
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Brenda Jane Carter

September 9, 1943 - April 3, 2017

On Monday April 3, 2017, Brenda Jane (Grubb) Carter, after a courageous five-and-a-half-year battle with Multiple Myeloma, peacefully went home to be with her Lord and with all those who she so sorely missed who had gone before. Born and raised on Farley Hill, WV on September 9th, 1943 to John and Izola (Cox) Grubb, she was a 1961 graduate of Stoco High School in Coal City, WV and moved to...
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Ruth Brown

May 14, 1919 - April 3, 2017

Ruth Brown was a fearless woman. She left upstate New York for New York City as a young girl to start her career. She began as a book keeper, became an accountant, and, while still in her twenties, owned and managed a commercial air conditioning business. She sold it when she married and helped her husband establish and run his successful engineering company. For sixty years they were partners...
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Thomas R. Wolanin

December 1, 1942 - April 2, 2017

Thomas R. WolaninThomas R. Wolanin, 74, passed away on April 2, 2017, after a two-year battle with cancer. Wolanin was born on December 1, 1942, in Detroit, Michigan. His grandparents were immigrants from Poland. His father, Chester Wolanin, was an electrician, and his mother Helen Wolanin (nee Helen Luszczki) was a medical secretary. Both parents were high school graduates and expanded their...
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William Reed Usher

March 9, 1933 - March 28, 2017

MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM R. USHER, USAF (Ret.)(Age 84)General Usher passed peacefully on March 28, 2017 in Arlington, VA with his loving family at his side. He was the dear husband to Frances M. Usher, beloved father to two sons, William R. Usher, III and John W. Usher, and doting grandfather to Andrew R. Usher. During his distinguished 31-year military career, General Usher served in a broad range...
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Milan Valuch

June 26, 1928 - March 26, 2017

AMilan Valuch ObituaryMilan Valuch, 88, passed away on March 26, 2017. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Duignan, his first wife and mother of his children Joan Valuch Sr., his son Milan Paul Valuch and his wife Natalee, his daughter Suzanne Valuch-Tatum and her husband Tommy, his son Carl Valuch and his wife Clare, his daughter Joan Doria (nee Valuch) and her husband Stephen, and his grandson...
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Roberta Louise Hazard

November 8, 1934 - March 25, 2017

Roberta Louise Hazard, born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 8 November 1934 died in Escanaba, Michigan on March 25, 2017. She was the daughter of Robert Louis Hazard, Sr., of Fall River, MA and Louise Bourget Hazard of Somerville, MA; and the sister of Robert Louis Hazard, Jr., all deceased. A graduate of the Boston College School of Education (1956) and Graduate School (1957), she taught American...
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Elizabeth Teresa Westgate

September 3, 1924 - March 25, 2017

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Alba Colon Whitt

April 15, 1929 - March 24, 2017

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Valerie Anne Holman

August 14, 1946 - March 23, 2017

Valerie Anne Holman, 70, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 23, 2017. She was the wife of A. Denis Holman.Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Louise A Goodman and Carl Goodman, Jr. She received her Associates Degree in Business from Cecil College in Maryland. In addition to being a wife and mother, Val was an Association professional for over 39 years. She specialized...
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Donovan Luther Humphries

May 24, 1931 - March 22, 2017

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Yvelyne de Marcellus Marix

July 13, 1925 - March 21, 2017

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Hilda Nodes Steinert

December 20, 1935 - March 20, 2017

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Tony William Archiletti

September 14, 1924 - March 18, 2017

On March 18, 2017 in Warrenton, VA, Archie, died peacefully in his sleep. He was born in Manown, PA. He was a long time resident of New Eagle, PA and for the last 11 years lived in Springfield, VA near his family. He was a Steelworker/electrician throughout the Mon Valley and loved to garden in his spare time. He was a WWII Veteran who proudly served in the Navy. He would watch his...
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Emilia Rosales Flores

January 5, 1909 - March 18, 2017

Emila Flores, of Peru, departed this life on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:45 p.m. She was 108-years old, and leaves behind her devoted daughter, Rosa Clarisa Flores, son Moses Flores, and daughters Lydia and Felicia Flores. She also leaves behind a multitude of grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family thanks God for blessing Emila with a long, fruitful life. They wish to thank all...
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Richard Joseph Massabny

March 29, 1936 - March 18, 2017

.MASSABNYRichard J. Massabny "Rich"March 29, 1936 - March 18, 2017On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Rich Massabny passed away peacefully at his home in Arlington with his wife by his side. Massabny was a local cable television personality. For nearly 30 years he was a theatre and restaurant reviewer on the popular "Arlington Weekly News TV" program (channel 69). He was also the host and producer of ...
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Mildred Lester Wilson

December 24, 1921 - March 11, 2017

Mildred L. Wilson, daughter of Eugene Parks Beatty and Mamie Bell Smith, was born in Sherrills Ford, N.C. in 1921 and ended her long and fruitful life of 95 years on Mar. 11, 2017 in Falls Church, VA. Millie was raised on a western North Carolina farm and came to Washington, D.C. in 1942 at the age of 21 to work for the Executive Office of the President. She had received preparation for this...
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Phyllis Mulcahy

April 28, 1935 - March 10, 2017

Phyllis Mulcahy passed away March 10th, 2017 at the Inova Alexandria Hospital after a long illness bravely fought. She was 81 years old and a long time resident of Arlington, Virginia. She was born in Manchester, England to John and Phyllis Bailey. The second of two sisters. She was preceded in death by her late husband Gordon Gregory Mulcahy retired from the US Air Force. She spent her working...
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Jack Albert Chapman

December 1, 1938 - March 9, 2017

Jack Albert Chapman of Arlington, VA died on March 9, 2017. He had Alzheimer's Disease. Jack was born on December 1, 1938 in Amarillo, TX, but grew up from age three in Joplin, MO. He attended the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago on a Naval ROTC scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1960. A 20-year career in the Marine Corps followed. The...
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Joseph Powel Franklin

August 28, 1933 - March 8, 2017

JOSEPH POWEL FRANKLINBorn 28 August, 1933, in Cumberland, Maryland, attended public school through sixth grade. When World War II ended, entered McDonogh School in Baltimore, Maryland, completed high school and won appointment to West Point.Entered West Point 3 July 1951, lettered in football and golf, and graduated in top ten percent of the Class of 1955. Commissioned in the Corps of Engineers...
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Jerome Charles Heid

May 9, 1952 - March 5, 2017

On Sunday, March 5, 2017, Jerry passed away unexpectedly. He was predeceased by his parents, Virginia and Edward Heid; son Brian, wife, Carrolline; and brother, John Heid. He will be missed by his children Aaron and Cathlena; granddaughters, Destiny, Ida, and Carmen; brothers, Edward and Robert; his sister, Emma; and his best friend, Tim Leonard. Jerry is also survived by his aunt Betty; his...
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Carol Ann Baker

November 28, 1946 - March 2, 2017

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Irene Martin Adams

September 24, 1925 - March 2, 2017

IRENE MARTIN ADAMSBorn September 24, 1925 in Washington, D.C., she passed away Thursday at 4:30 a.m. on March 2, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease first detected in July 2005. She died as she wished in her home in her bed with loved ones by her side. Her husband James Dana Adams (Army retired Colonel) passed away July 11, 2007. She married September 09, 1950. She is survived...
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Andrew Eliezer Peña

June 16, 1989 - March 1, 2017

On March 1st, 2017, our beloved son, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew, and friend Andrew Eliezer Peña passed away surrounded by his loved ones after his lengthy battle with illness. Andrew, known affectionately by those around him as 'Andy' or 'Yayu', was born June 16th, 1989 and was just 27 years old but in those years, he lived and loved a lifetime's worth although it will never feel like...
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Dana T. Zacharias

December 6, 1956 - March 1, 2017

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Leslie James Henderson

December 15, 1950 - February 28, 2017

Leslie James Henderson, Jr. PhDDecember 15, 1950 - February 28, 2017Les Henderson passed away in his home in Alexandria Tuesday February 28 at the age of 66. He is predeceased by his parents, Dr. Leslie Henderson and Marion Fremont, and his brother Kenneth. He is survived by his spouse Lis, children Les and Johanna, and his sisters Kari, Trisha and Jamie. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Les lived...
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Franklin Charles Benjamin

April 11, 1939 - February 28, 2017

F. Charles BenjaminFranklin Charles Benjamin, age 77, surrounded by his loving family, peacefully entered into his heavenly rest on Tuesday morning, February 28, 2017. He was a devoted husband and father, a beloved grandfather and a faithful friend to many. Mr. Benjamin, a resident of Arlington was born April 11, 1939 in Havre de Grace, MD. He married Charlotte Evelyn Stump in 1960 and lived in...
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Saul Carrasquillo

March 18, 1948 - February 28, 2017

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Marilyn Kay Webster

June 6, 1934 - February 28, 2017

Marilyn K. Webster ObituaryMarilyn Kay Webster of Arlington, Virginia, died peacefully February 28, 2017, at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Virginia, surrounded by her family, less than four weeks after she was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. She was 77. Survivors are her husband, James C. Webster, of Arlington; four children, Mary Burke (Tom) of Laytonsville, Maryland; James R....
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Annetta Wise

January 29, 1916 - February 27, 2017

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Marcia Mary Richards

May 4, 1966 - February 25, 2017

Marcia Mary Richards, born May 4, 1966, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017, after a five-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her children Abby and Ben, who she loved and was proud of beyond measure, and by her father Robert (Bob) Richards, by her sister Susan Richards White and her husband Michael White and son Malcolm White, and by Harry Conaway, Theresa Termine, and many other...
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Vincent J. Lucarelli

July 19, 1929 - February 25, 2017

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Walter Charles Matthews

August 24, 1919 - February 23, 2017

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Daniel Wilbert Swearingen

March 11, 1940 - February 22, 2017

Daniel Wilbert Swearingen was born at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, on March 11, 1940. His parents were Violet Alma Elvida Nygren of Lindstrom, Minnesota and Colonel Samuel McGraw Swearingen of Fayetteville, Arkansas. Growing up in a military family during World War II and into the 1950's, he lived in a variety of places in Europe and the United States. During his youth, he developed his...
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Christopher Cerda

June 7, 1974 - February 21, 2017

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Glenys M. Dyer

July 11, 1925 - February 17, 2017

Glenys Mechem Dyer (July 11, 1925 - February 17, 2017)Glenys Mechem was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 11, 1925. She grew up in Mount Lebanon, an affluent suburb of Pittsburgh, graduating from Mount Lebanon High School in 1943. She attended Wilson College for Women in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania graduating with a BS in Biology in June 1947. She then taught Physiology and Zoology at...
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Mary Helen Haggerty

December 24, 1923 - February 14, 2017

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Thomas Edward Glembocki

September 6, 1937 - February 14, 2017

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Marion Hann MYSKA

February 28, 1934 - February 12, 2017

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Martin Alfred Thomas

April 4, 1927 - February 10, 2017

MARTIN ALFRED THOMAS. M. DMartin A. Thomas, 89, a retired McLean radiologist who served as Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Columbia Hospital for Women from 1972 to 1984, died of complications following a fall at his home. Surrounded by his loving family, Marty passed away on Friday, February 10.Dr. Thomas began his practice of radiology in Washington in 1961 with Eugene J. McDonald. ...
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Beryl Jean Barker

August 14, 1929 - February 4, 2017

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Margaretha Johanna Kovacic

January 2, 1915 - February 3, 2017

Margaretha ''Margaret" J. Kovacic was born in Vienna, Austria, on 1/2/1915 and passed away on February 3, 2017, at the age of 102. She was the daughter of Teresija Macek and Johann Stremer. She grew up in Solvenia, where she met her future husband Marijan Kovacic, who was career U. S. Army. She had lived in Arlington, VA since 1965.Margaret was a loving mother, grandmother, and wife. She was...
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Alexandra Georgina Guillen

April 20, 1958 - February 3, 2017

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Yolanda Theresa DeGrandi

May 15, 1928 - February 3, 2017

On Friday, February 3, 2017 of McLean VA, passed away peacefully; loving wife of Joseph A. DeGrandi and mother of Terese M DeGrandi, MD and her husband Michael T Busch, MD of Atlanta, GA., Lisa M DeGrandi and her husband Brian E. Flippo of Old Town Alexandria, VA, and Donna M. DeGrandi and her husband Adam Budish of New York, NY: grandmother of Justin and Alec Budish and Joseph and Sarah Busch. ...
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Andrew Niles Crabtree

October 28, 1984 - February 2, 2017

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Robert Lee Peake

February 9, 1933 - February 2, 2017

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John Knox McCowan

April 21, 1937 - January 31, 2017

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Dariel Delis Van Wagoner

October 15, 1930 - January 29, 2017

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Buryl Crim Kay

June 3, 1919 - January 28, 2017

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Manfred Paul Manrodt

October 1, 1919 - January 28, 2017

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Irene Loyless

October 11, 1922 - January 27, 2017

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William Bromley Hurd

July 23, 1950 - January 27, 2017

William "Bill" Hurd Jr. of Arlington, Virginia, passed the evening of Friday, January 27, 2017 at Virginia Hospital Center after a quick and aggressive battle with prostate cancer. Bill, born on July 23, 1950 was the son of William "Bill" Hurd and Mariette Bowles Hurd. A local man, He grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and went to T.C. Williams High School and he graduated from Georgetown University...
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Marguerite Ann McLaughlin

August 19, 1947 - January 25, 2017

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