Our Obituaries

Paul Gabriel Quinn

April 2, 1929 - November 30, 2016

Passed away peacefully on November 30, in Arlington, VA. He was born April 2, 1929, in Boston, MA, to John Quinn and Helen (Thompson) Quinn. He is survived by his daughter, Dana Quinn Boyd (Kirk), of Great Falls, Virginia, his son, Stephen (Margaret Sullivan) of Arlington, Virginia, and his loving grandchildren Quinn Boyd and Emily Boyd of Great Falls, Virginia, Natalie Quinn and Henry Quinn of...
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Michael John Pakenham

March 13, 1958 - November 28, 2016

Michael J. Pakenham (Age 58) On November 28th, 2016 passed away at his home in Arlington VA. Son of Ann Pakenham and the late Jerome Pakenham. Survived by his wife, Eleanor, daughter, Claire, his mother, brother Tim, sister Mary and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Bill. A life-long teacher, Mike spent most of his career working at Gonzaga College High School. He...
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Karl Joseph Fontenot

April 23, 1930 - November 25, 2016

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Virginia K. Gilbert

October 20, 1924 - November 25, 2016

This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 In Loving Memory Virginia K Gilbert (92) passed away peacefully at home in Edgewater, Maryland on November 26, 2016. Born in Palmyra, Virginia on October 20, 1924, she was the daughter of James Marshall Davis and Loula Mae Marks. Virginia was preceded in death by the love of her life, James Worth Gilbert...
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Jonathan James Hargrove

December 29, 1982 - November 22, 2016

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Mary Annelies Postlethwaite

December 31, 1923 - November 19, 2016

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Doris Hoffman Allen

July 21, 1931 - November 9, 2016

Doris Hoffman Allen was born on July 21, 1931 to Mary Agnes and William Ashby Hoffman of Alexandria, Virginia. She graduated from George Washington High School in 1948, where she worked on The Surveyor newspaper and co-hosted the radio show, Time Out for Teens. Ms. Allen obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the College of William and Mary in 1952. She was a member of Kappa...
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Joaquin Francisco Otero

April 3, 1934 - November 9, 2016

Mr. Joaquin (Jack) Otero passed away into eternal life on November 9, 2016 due to complications from congestive heart failure. He was born in Cuba in 1934 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1954. In November of 1960, he became a U.S. Citizen by naturalization. He resided in the Washington, DC area for almost 50 years, and the last 30 years in Arlington, VA. Mr. Otero retired in 2011. For 50 years...
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Dru E. Gahagan

May 22, 1949 - November 8, 2016

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Ardeth Keller Hines

August 28, 1938 - November 8, 2016

Ardeth K. Hines of Arlington, VA, was born August 28, 1938, and passed away November 8, 2016. During her twenty-year career as a Foreign Service spouse, serving mostly in Latin America, she was an award -winning artist and a classical musician. She then taught high school English for 25 years, most of them at Herndon High. She is survived by her husband Richard; their children Jennifer Hines,...
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Vincent G. Massaro

December 26, 1937 - November 6, 2016

VINCENT G. MASSARO, PH.D. Vincent G. Massaro was born December 26, 1937 in Buffalo, New York to John and Sarah Massaro. He graduated from Canisius College in 1959 with a B.S. in Economics and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame in 1963. From 1963 to 1965, Dr. Massaro was the recipient of a National Science Foundation - NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship at the...
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Ellen Jane Schneider

December 4, 1921 - November 6, 2016

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Ryan Allen Gloyer US Army

April 6, 1982 - November 3, 2016

SFC Ryan Allen Gloyer was born on April 6, 1982 in Torrance, California toparents Richard and Lurene Gloyer. Ryan was the second of three children, Matthew theoldest and Justin the youngest. At the age of six, Ryan and his family moved to theoutskirts of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.At an early age it was clear to his family that Ryan was going to be a part of anelite special forces group. From the...
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Eileen Lyle Bannach

May 14, 1944 - November 2, 2016

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Tracy Ann. Survived by her siblings, Barbara Biss and Andrew Lyle; her children, Michael (wife, Laura) and Leonard (wife, Angie) Bannach; and her two grandchildren, Austin and Dakota Bannach.Viewing will be held Sunday, November 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203. Funeral Mass will be held...
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Martha M. Swearingen

April 9, 1941 - October 29, 2016

Martha McKinnon was born in Lumberton, NC on April 9, 1941. Martha passed away in hospice in Arlington, VA on October 29, 2016. Martha grew up in Laurinburg, NC. Her parents were James McKinnon and Martha Murray McKinnon and her younger sister is Ann (McKinnon) Kitzmiller. Martha was very musical (piano, guitar, singing) and a voracious reader. She went to Agnes Scott for college (1963 graduate)...
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James Plyler Thompson

December 12, 1937 - October 27, 2016

James (Jim) P. Thompson Jr., PhDLTC Army (Ret) (78)Passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016 of ALS, leaving behind a wonderful family, including his wife Kathy, sons Greg and Michael, and daughters Vickie and Mira. He is also survived by his grandchildren Will, Kate and Stan, sisters Carolyn and Sandra, brother Ralph, and his grandchildren Will, Stan and Kate, as well as a beloved group of...
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Rhoda Marie Messer

May 23, 1929 - October 26, 2016

Messer, Rhoda Marie (Age 87)Col USA (Ret.)On Wednesday, October 26, 2016 of Arlington, VA. Beloved wife of 47 years to the late Lt. Col Ralph Damon Messer (2011). She is survived by her step-son R. Stephen Messer, nieces, Leslie Pontz, Kim Pontz McDonnell, nephew, Mark Pontz, as well as numerous great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by step-son, Greg Messer and step-daughter...
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Elizabeth Kline Grinnell

December 29, 1927 - October 26, 2016

Elizabeth Kline Grinnell "Betty" (Age 88) On October 26, 2016, Elizabeth Anne Kline Grinnell of Arlington, VA died peacefully at her home in Virginia. Beloved wife of the late John R. Grinnell; devoted mother of Helen Grinnell Howells and John Grinnell; loving grandmother of Jacquelyn and John Michael Howells; Amanda, Garrett and Grant Grinnell; and great-grandmother of Keegan, Tatum, and Khloe'...
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Buckner Miller Creel

August 4, 1923 - October 24, 2016

Colonel Buckner Miller Creel III, U.S. Army Infantry (retired), died peacefully in his home on October 24, 2016. A veteran of three wars, COL Creel served on active duty for over 32 years. Entering the Army in 1942, he was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant of Infantry. His World War II service was with the 77th Infantry Division in the Pacific Theater of Operations and included the amphibious...
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Jack Harold Ebert

June 19, 1938 - October 22, 2016

1SG Jack Harold Ebert, US Army (Ret.), 78, of Alexandria, VA, died Saturday, Oct 22, 2016. Born in Lewiston, ID, June 19, 1938, son of the late Harold L. Ebert and Stella Opland Ebert. He attended Clarkston HS, Clarkson, WA, graduated from Dayton HS, Dayton, WA and attended Eastern Washington State College. He joined the US Army in 1958, serving 20 years in personnel management positions in CA,...
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Joann Patricia Hiller

May 21, 1924 - October 22, 2016

Longtime Arlington, VA, resident Patricia Chambliss Hiller (Patsy) died peacefully at her home on October 22, 2016. She was 92 years old. The adoptive daughter of Hazel Johnson Chambliss of Washington, DC, Patsy was born on May 21, 1924. After growing up in Washington, DC, she met the love of her life, Harold Wade Hiller (Wade) of Taylorville, IL, at a Tea Dance at the United States Naval...
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James A. Gravette

March 16, 1932 - October 21, 2016

On October 21, 2016, retired Air Force Colonel James (Jim) A. Gravette Jr. of Arlington VA passed away. Jim is now united with his parents (James and Jules); and is survived by his wife Margaret; daughter Peggy Purcell (Mike) and children Lindsey, Casey, Jaimee, and Natalie; son Jim Gravette (Julie) and children Megan, Erin, and Lauren; and daughter Aimee Kokotakis (Manny) and children Nicholas...
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Joseph Thomas Timpane

December 29, 1960 - October 18, 2016

Joseph Thomas Timpane (55) of Amissville, VADecember 29, 1960-October 18, 2016Joe was lost suddenly while riding his beloved Harley on a beautiful afternoon. Born in Washington, DC, Joe is survived by his large loving family. Parents: Michael and Genevieve Timpane; brothers Mike(Jane Andersen), Paul (Sharon) and David (Anne); seven nieces and nephews to whom he was a favorite Uncle: Veronica,...
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Mary Goldie Morris

March 21, 1923 - October 15, 2016

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Paulette A. Cichon

July 31, 1945 - October 15, 2016

On Saturday, October 15th of Arlington, Virginia, passed unexpectedly in her sleep in her beloved condo in St. Petersburg, Florida with her loving husband John R. Tolle of 43 years by her side. Paulette is survived by her sister Florence MacIntrye-Pulling, her niece Chris Syverson and her husband Bill, her nephew Chuck Bidus, her sister-in-law Mary Ann Gerson, her niece Nanette Cichon, her grand...
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Joan LeBeau Anderson

September 1, 1936 - October 13, 2016

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Florence Hilda Currie

April 24, 1921 - October 12, 2016

Florence Hilda Currie 1921-2016Florence Hilda Currie passed away on October 12 2016 after a brief illness. Mrs. Currie was a longtime resident of Arlington Virginia. Born in Liverpool England, as Florence Hilda Dingwall, she came to the United States at the end of WWII as the bride of Hugh H. Currie in 1946. Together they raised a family and helped others begin a life in America. Florence...
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Rhoda Makadon

July 1, 1918 - October 12, 2016

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Barbara Post Walton

April 1, 1941 - October 11, 2016

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J. Godfrey Crowe

January 6, 1930 - October 8, 2016

Colonel J. Godfrey Crowe (USA-Ret), beloved husband, father, father-in -law, and grandfather, passed away suddenly on October 8, 2016. Godfrey was born into a Navy family on January 6, 1930, in Long Beach, CA . He was residing in Pearl Harbor when it was bombed on Dec., 7, 1941 and was evacuated with his mother to California while his father remained on duty in Hawaii. After numerous...
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Mary Rita Prah

May 17, 1951 - October 6, 2016

"On Thursday October 6th, 2016, Mary Rita Prah of Arlington, Virginia passed away at INOVA Fairfax Hospital at the age of 65. Loving mother of Michael Cangialosi and wife of Salvatore Cangialosi; sister of Bob Rochford, Collen LaJeunesse and Kathy Semmerling. A service will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church at 2700 South 19th Street Arlington, Virginia 22204 on Saturday October 22nd...
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Ann Castle Boswell

December 16, 1931 - October 2, 2016

Ann Castle (Mrs. Jackson C.) Boswell, 84, a long-time resident of Arlington, died October 2. Mrs. Boswell was formerly acting Clerk of Arlington County and also served for many years as a senior administrator of the Izaak Walton League of America. After retirement, she was an active volunteer for Potomac Overlook Park, Arlington Meals on Wheels, and the Arlington Walking Club.A direct...
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Ermelinda Pano

January 18, 1982 - October 1, 2016

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Larry French Packett

August 18, 1947 - October 1, 2016

Larry French Packett, 69, returned to his heavenly home on October 1, 2016, after bravely battling cancer. Larry was born in Richmond, VA to his parents, Mary Ellen and Arthur Packett. He received an Army Commendation Medal for his meritorious service in the Republic of Vietnam from 1971 to 1972. He received his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in 1982. He married Gladys Packett...
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Ann Creighton Collar Broder

March 7, 1929 - September 30, 2016

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David Bernard Leavitt

April 25, 1926 - September 30, 2016

David Bernard Leavitt, 90, formerly of Fitchburg, MA, died peacefully in his home in Arlington, VA, on Thursday, Sept 29th, surrounded by his loving family. Born on April 25, 1926, he was the son of the late Michael Joseph and Margaret (Nestor) Leavitt of Fitchburg, MA. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Kathleen Anne Leavitt and husband Dr. Johan Suyderhoud of Kansas City, MO, his daughter,...
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Gordon Mitchell Grant

December 2, 1929 - September 29, 2016

Gordon Mitchell Grant (85) Of Arlington, VA, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sept. 29, 2016. Son of Gordon and Beatrice Grant, of Niagara Falls, NY, he is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mildred; three daughters, Lisa Grant Tillman (Dennis), Laura Grant Welch (Sean) and Barbara Grant Crosby (Rob); five grandchildren, Christine Caviness (Bruce), Sophia and Grant Welch,...
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Edith Lillian Elder

May 27, 1927 - September 25, 2016

Mrs. Edith "Edie" Elder (Macaluso) formerly of Medford, Melrose and Orleans, MA, passed away on September 25th in Arlington, VA at the age of 89. She is survived by her two sons, Charles C. Elder, Jr. of Arlington, VA and David K. Elder of Gaithersburg, MD, their spouses, Erin Long and Patricia Elder and her two grandchildren, Jacob C. Elder and Jamie A. Elder also of Gaithersburg, MD. She is...
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Harry Lee Robinson

November 27, 1926 - September 22, 2016

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Xi Zeng Gu

February 10, 1939 - September 21, 2016

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John Hereford Cornish

October 23, 1929 - September 19, 2016

John Hereford Cornish, a resident of Arlington, Virginia passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, September 19, 2016. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM at Murphy Funeral Home on Friday, September 30. Mr. Cornish was born in Slidell, Louisiana, graduated from Louisiana State University, and served as a United States Marine. He spent most of his professional career working for the...
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Dorothy M. Yeannakis

December 6, 1923 - September 18, 2016

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Elizabeth Koutouzis

May 26, 1922 - September 16, 2016

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Margaret Sutton

August 6, 1945 - September 14, 2016

Margaret Sutton, a long term resident of Arlington, VA, died on September 14, 2016 at Arlington Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. She was 71. She was born on August 6, 1945 in New Jersey. Margaret was a 1963 graduate of W&L High School in Arlington, VA and attended East Tennessee State University. She worked in the Arlington area, mostly with the military services. Margaret was preceded in...
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Grace Hatton Daniel

February 27, 1921 - September 6, 2016

GRACE HATTON DANIEL (Age 95) Passed away peacefully at her home in Arlington on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Born on February 27,1921 in Denver, Colorado, Grace moved to the Washington, DC area at an early age. She and her husband, Clarke settled in Arlington in 1946 and started a family. Grace's sense of humor, selfless devotion to her husband, children, extended family and all who knew her...
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Susan Branigan

December 9, 1930 - September 6, 2016

Susan Branigan (age 86)On September 6th, 2016 Our Lord called Susan, beloved wife of Alan; mother of 8 children and grandmother of 17. Susan was born in Omaha, Nebraska; graduated from San Jose State College; married in Sacramento, California where she was an elementary school teacher; lived in South Dakota while her husband was in the Air force; and, over 50 years ago settled in Arlington,...
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Blanche King Dawson

September 1, 1922 - September 4, 2016

On Sunday, September 4, 2016, Blanche King Dawson (94) of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home. Born in Washington, D.C. (Georgetown) On September 1, 1922. Blanche was the beloved wife of 72 years of the late Norman K. Dawson Jr. ("Tom") and the mother of Kathryn D. Kingsbury, Richard K. Dawson, and Norman J. Dawson Sr.; the grandmother of six; and great-grandmother of five. She...
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Donald Lee Ball

June 9, 1931 - August 31, 2016

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Abebetch G. Selassie

June 5, 1949 - August 30, 2016

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John Robert Lauderdale

November 25, 1926 - August 29, 2016

John Robert Lauderdale, loving father and faithful friend, died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 89 on 29 August 2016 in Arlington VA. He was born in Hearne, Texas on 25 November 1926. Little is known about his early life. His recorded statements relate tales of bear wrestling with Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie; but, these may not be reliable.His family moved frequently as his father served...
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Sabrina Kay Martinez,

April 18, 1983 - August 27, 2016

SSG Sabrina Kay Gustaitis Martinez, 33 died on Saturday, August 27 in Lakewood, WA. Sabrina was born in El Paso, TX on April 18, 1983. She graduated from Franklin High School in El Paso, TX and earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix. She was pursuing her Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology. Sabrina entered into the U.S. Army in September, 2008. ...
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Michelle Phet Siev

December 24, 1990 - August 25, 2016

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Barbara Hanford O'Brien

January 27, 1920 - August 25, 2016

Barbara Hanford O'Brien, age 96, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2016 at St. Joseph's Ministries in Emmitsburg, MD, with her daughter by her side. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Cromartie, son-in-law David Cromartie; grandchildren Kristin Walega, John Cromartie, his wife Courtney, and Daniel Cromartie; great granddaughter Grace, and many nieces and nephews. She was...
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Christopher Herbert Loesch

July 21, 1939 - August 25, 2016

Longtime resident of Arlington, VA died on August 25, 2016. Chris was born July 21, 1939 in Honesdale, PA. He graduated from Wilkes College in 1961. He obtained an MBA from George Washington University in 1972. He was in the Army National Guard from 1962-1968. Chris began work as a CPA for the US General Accounting Office in 1961 and worked there until he retired in 1995. Chris was an avid...
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Delfina Del Carmen Aranda Ramirez

May 17, 1929 - August 24, 2016

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Mary Elizabeth Gardner

May 20, 1927 - August 21, 2016

Mary E. (Betty) GardnerOn Sunday, August 21, 2016, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Gardner passed away at Sunrise Assisted Living in Falls Church, Virginia after a brief illness. Betty was born in Dunmore, PA on May 20, 1927 to the late Cyril and Mary (Lowery) Murphy. She was predeceased by her husband, John Gardner. Betty is survived by her son Hugh (Susan) Gardner of Arlington, VA; grandchildren Sarah...
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Harold Randolph Haskins

November 18, 1924 - August 20, 2016

Harold Haskins died the evening of August 20 at his home surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his son Charles and daughter-in-law Rachel (Shelley). Born in Pawhuska Oklahoma in 1924 he graduated from Inola OK high school then went in the service for World War II. After the war he moved to Chicago where he attended the University of Chicago. He finally settled in the...
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Patricia Ann Newman

February 19, 1936 - August 20, 2016

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Elizabeth Ann Markoe

April 28, 1960 - August 20, 2016

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Joseph Andrew Krauth

October 18, 1932 - August 19, 2016

Joseph A. Krauth, 83, passed away peacefully at his home in Arlington on Friday, August 19, 2016. Born in McKees Rocks, PA, Joe served in the U.S. Army and graduated from Duquesne University. He was an accountant with the U.S. Dept. of Labor for over 30 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Carol Krauth; sons Thomas (Suzanne) of Chevy Chase, MD, and Philip of Alexandria, VA;...
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Charles William Craig

December 20, 1925 - August 19, 2016

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Robbie Darlene Brown

May 24, 1955 - August 17, 2016

Robbie Brown, of Sterling, VA, mother of Stephan, Joannie, Leroy and Vivian and seven grandchildren; survived by sisters, Patricia, Judy, Lyn, Celeste and Betty; brothers, Buzzy, Frank and Ernie; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents J.B. and Anna Mae; sister Janet and brother Charlie. The family will welcome friends on Monday, August 29th from 11am - 1pm with service to...
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Rachel Larner Jones

September 5, 1926 - August 15, 2016

Rachel Grace Larner Jones ('Skeets'), 89, died peacefully on August 15, 2016, at her home in Arlington, VA, surrounded by her family.A memorial service will be held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia, on September 13, 2016 at 10:00 am. She will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery immediately following the memorial service.Rachel was...
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Loni Cirrito

May 20, 1925 - August 15, 2016

She suffered from cancer and on August 15 she passed away at her home at age 91. She is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years, Lt. Col. (USAF Ret.) Joseph Cirrito. A grieving void is left in the hearts of her loving daughter Sylvia Marseglia, grandsons Aaron and Brian, her sister Ilse, and her beloved extended family of in-laws, nieces and nephews.She was a venerable wife, mother and...
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William Kenneth Condrell

September 19, 1926 - August 15, 2016

William Kenneth Condrell, a successful Washington, D.C. attorney and leader of the area's Greek community, who later in his life became an educator and worked in the District's public schools, died on Monday, August 15, at his home in Washington. He was 89 years old. His wife, Stacie Condrell, was at his side at the time of his passing.As a leading tax-policy partner at Washington's Steptoe ...
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Ruth I. Switzer

January 19, 1920 - August 14, 2016

RUTH I. SWITZERA Celebration of Her LifeRuth Isabell Switzer was called home to be with our Lord on Sunday, August 14, 2016. She was pre-deceased by Hugh, her husband of 58 years. Born on January 19, 1920, in Brooklyn, NY, she was the youngest of three children of August and Isabella Otto; a brother August died at the age of five, and her sister Eleanor was six years older than Ruth. Her...
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Marion Lee Tatlock

August 2, 1928 - August 10, 2016

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Charles Andrew Gordon

February 2, 1956 - August 6, 2016

On August 6, 2016, Charles Andrew Gordon died while under hospice care at Community Residences in Arlington, Virginia. "Charlie," born on February 2, 1956, was the beloved son of Charles Gordon and the late Gabriella Gordon, also of Arlington. Despite his Down Syndrome. Charlie worked for many years as a sheltered workshop employee at Linden Services, and he recently received care from Service...
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Herbert Earl Copeland

September 12, 1926 - August 6, 2016

Earl was born in Lenoir City, Tennessee to Lynn Russell Copeland and Herbert Earl Copeland. He attended Tennessee Military Institute, spending a lot of time in the Armory. Earl was a U.S. Army combat veteran during World War II, serving in the South Pacific and the Battle of Okinawa. After the war ended Earl remained in the Army Reserves and was called to serve again during the Korean War. He...
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John Guy Fantucchio

May 15, 1938 - August 4, 2016

John Guy Fantucchio of Arlington, VA, passed away from a stroke on August 4 at age 78. Born in Quincy, MA, to Rose and Guy Fantucchio, he is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary, of Arlington; a sister, Marianne Fantucchio of Quincy; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. A sister, Joanne Fantucchio, preceded him in death. John worked his way through the Art Institute of Boston and later...
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Troy Drew Carroll

August 19, 1960 - August 4, 2016

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Virginia J. Harar

January 12, 1916 - August 3, 2016

Virginia J. Harar (100) of Arlington, VA, passed away on Wednesday, August 03, 2016. She was the beloved wife of 68 years, to the late John M. Harar. She was the loving mother of; Dorothy Bishop (Steve) John T. "Jack" Harar, James V. Harar, Robert E. Harar (Elaine), Martin J. Harar (Sheryl), and Thomas J. Harar (Nancy). Also surviving are her 13 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. The...
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Robin June Ledbetter

October 5, 1951 - July 29, 2016

Mrs. Robin June Ledbetter (née Funkhouser) died peacefully on July 28th in Arlington, Virginia at the age of 64.Robin is survived by her husband, Charles Ledbetter of Arlington, Virginia, and her children, Katherine Ledbetter, Patrick Ledbetter, Margaret Ledbetter, and Thomas Ledbetter. She will also be missed by her sister, Jean Jackson, and brother, Cameron Funkhouser.Robin was born on...
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Michael Canville Bennett

September 17, 1940 - July 29, 2016

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Louise Marion Geesling

April 23, 1926 - July 27, 2016

Louise Marion Geesling passed away peacefully on July 27, with family by her side, after a long illness. Wife of the late Joseph Geesling, she is survived by daughters Marian Cloud, Helen Geesling, and Renee Geesling, 10 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her daughter Evelyn Geesling. Visitation at Murphy Funeral Home, Arlington, will be held Tuesday August 2, 6...
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Brian Lee Hensley

November 29, 1965 - July 26, 2016

Brian Lee Hensley, age 50 of Falls Church, VA died Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Virginia Hospital Center after a brief battle with cancer. Born November 29, 1965 in Arlington, VA to Alice Hensley and the late George William Hensley Sr. Brian was the owner of Hensley Painting, an avid fisherman, a lifelong Redskins fan and devoted grandfather. Brian is survived by his companion Pamela Minett, his...
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Nancy Ballard Walsh

August 25, 1927 - July 24, 2016

Nancy Ballard Walsh, Age 88, passed away at the Fountains of Washington in Alexandria, Virginia on July 24, 2016. She was born in Bedford, Virginia on August 25, 1927, the daughter of Henderson Suter and Ethel Davis Ballard. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Michael Walsh; her parents, Henderson Suter and Ethel Davis Ballard; and her brother, Henderson Davis " Dave" Ballard. She is...
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Sharon Louise McQuillan

November 22, 1943 - July 24, 2016

On Sunday, July 24, 2016, of Arlington, VA, passed away at the age of 72 after a brief illness. Beloved wife of the late Raymond 'Mac' McQuillan, loving mother of Kathy Wymer (Greg), Raymond McQuillan (Srima), and Patrick McQuillan (Stephanie), cherished grandmother of Brian, Samantha, Cameron, Sydney, and Sutter, loyal sister of Nancy Cassady and the late Paul 'Carter' Cassady. As a life...
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Alethea Bond Kolhonen

June 30, 1924 - July 22, 2016

Alethea Bond Kolhonen (Nee Nordquist), age 92 passed on July 22, 2016. She is survived by her son; Randall Brent Kolhonen (Kim), daughter; Kirsi Alethea Claire Murrell (Derek). Her grandchildren; Andrew Brent Kolhonen, and Valerie Jeanette Kolhonen, Great grandchildren; Nicholas J. Smith, Alexander Brent Kolhonen and Josiah Thinh Kolhonen, and numerous nieces and nephews.Alethea was born June 30,...
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Catherine Huber Maher

July 25, 1925 - July 22, 2016

Catherine Huber MaherDied July 22, 2016 in Arlington, Va in her sleep. She was almost 91 year old.Catherine was born in Lake Charles, LA in 1925 to Frederick & Regina (Simon) Huber.She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1944 with a degree in Landscape Architecture.Catherine was married to USAF Maj. William C. Maher in 1952. They were stationed in Japan, New Mexico, San Antonio, New...
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Joy Katherine EDSALL

March 20, 1924 - July 21, 2016

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Marie Campagna Sebenius

October 17, 1925 - July 19, 2016

Marie Campagna Sebenius; For 69 fulfilling years, the wife of Carl "Zeke" Sebenius, departed this world July 19, 2016, is survived by two brothers, their issue and those of a third brother. Her love and giving of self will sorely be missed. Viewing will be held at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22203 on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, prayer service will begin...
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Katherine Lena Scheibelhoffer

March 28, 1940 - July 18, 2016

Katherine Lena ScheibelhofferKatherine Lena Scheibelhoffer, 76, of Arlington, died July 18, 2016 after being in declining health for several months.Born in Ridgley, MD. on March 28, 1940, to the late Elsie and Joseph Scheibelhoffer. She is survived by her sister Helen Swanson and nephew Michael Swanson, both of Danville, Virginia.Katherine (Kathy) graduated from Sudlersville High School. She...
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Muriel H. Cox

August 12, 1926 - July 17, 2016

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Norbert Corcoran Treacy

November 3, 1917 - July 16, 2016

NORBERT CORCORAN "DICK" TREACY U.S. Air Force Colonel, Substitute TeacherNorbert Corcoran "Dick" Treacy, retired US Air Force Colonel, died on July 16, 2016 at the age of 98 of natural causes. He was born on November 3, 1917 in Cedarhurst, New York to Edgar Joseph and Helena Corcoran Treacy. His last residence was at Vinson Hall in McLean, Virginia.In...
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George K. Alexakis

September 14, 1920 - July 16, 2016

George K. Alexakis passed away peacefully amongst family the morning of July 16th, 2016.Born in Tarapsa, Greece on September 14th, 1920, he made his first trip to America in 1954 and brought his family to Arlington, VA in 1967. He was a restauranteur for 47 years; his first business being Edgewood Restaurant, opened in Clarendon, VA in 1969. George stayed close to his Greek roots by serving on...
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Juanita Lorraine Ashton

January 21, 1920 - July 16, 2016

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Mary Ellen Komorowski

May 18, 1926 - July 15, 2016

Mary Ellen Komorowski passed away at daybreak on July 15, 2016, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. She died at her Goodwin House residence in Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia surrounded by her family. Mary Ellen was married for 52 glorious years to Captain Raymond A. Komorowski, who passed in 2002. She was a beloved mother to Raymond, Jon, Mary Beth, Elaine and Clare; grandmother to...
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Gino Elio Pellegrino

May 4, 1940 - July 11, 2016

Pellegrino, Gino E.Age 76Of Arlington, VA lovingly surrounded by his family passed on Monday, July 11, 2016. Beloved husband to Marie, and father to Anthony, Gino Jr. (Elizabeth), and Rosemary Kennedy (Richard). Loving grandfather to Cecily and RJ Kennedy. He is also survived by his father-in-law, James Raughley; sister-in-law, Cora Raughley; nephew Michael Delvechio (Alyssa), and many nieces...
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Ruth Rose Galey

August 26, 1921 - July 11, 2016

On Monday, July 11, 2016, Ruth R. Galey of Arlington, Va, passed away peacefully and surrounded by love at her home. Ruth was born in Massillon, Ohio, daughter of Rose Galey, sister to Otto, Eddie and Chuck Galey, Betty Hiegl and Trudy King. She was married to Joseph Charles Gorgos in 1944.During WWII, Ruth migrated to Washington, D.C. She dedicated 40 years to civilian military service though a...
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Angela Bateman

April 11, 1922 - July 9, 2016

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Maria Irismar De Lima

September 30, 1945 - July 9, 2016

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Maxwell Bruce Hirshorn

October 18, 1931 - July 7, 2016

Maxwell Bruce Hirshorn (Bruce) died suddenly in his sleep on the evening of July 7.Bruce was born October 18, 1931 in Camden, New Jersey, the older son of Harry and Estelle (nee Spector) Hirshorn. He grew up in Northwest Philadelphia and graduated from the William Penn Charter School in 1949. The qualities of tolerance, charity and compassion taught at Penn Charter stayed with him for the rest...
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Raymond E. Mitten

July 29, 1931 - July 7, 2016

Raymond E. Mitten Sr. (Age 84) On July 7, 2016 in Falls Church, Va., beloved husband of Delores for 66 years and father of Ray Jr. of Arlington. He was deeply devoted to his family and cherished his wife and son. Raymond was a native Arlingtonian, he served in the Army during the Korean war and was a loyal public servant at the Internal Revenue Service for over 4o years; where he touched the...
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Charles Wesley Shepherd

January 22, 1946 - July 5, 2016

Charles Wesley Shepherd, 70, of Arlington, VA passed away on July 5, 2016 at his home. A Visitation for family and friends will be held at Murphy's Funeral Home, located at 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203 on Wednesday, July 20 from 6 pm to 8 pm EDT.A Burial service will be held on August 5, 2016 at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham, NC. Time to be determined.Charles was born in Durham, NC to...
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Fannie Marie Farr

October 15, 1935 - July 3, 2016

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Charles Dennis Bodson

July 7, 1939 - July 1, 2016

Charles Dennis BodsonOf Arlington, Virginia passed away July 1, 2016 at home. Dennis was born July 7, 1939 and was a native Washingtonian. He attended Holy Trinity School, Gonzaga High School and the Catholic University of America, where he received both Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering. He continued his studies and received an additional Master's Public Administration...
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Theresa Winifred Keane

April 18, 1943 - June 30, 2016

Theresa "Terry" Keane of McLean, VA passed away on June 30,2016 after a courageous 14 year struggle with Parkinson's Disease. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, General (R) Jack Keane, her son Daniel, and many loving nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her son, Matthew. Terry was a proud Army wife of nearly 38 years. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in...
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George W. Miller

July 12, 1941 - June 27, 2016

The Honorable George Wesley Miller, Jr., a former Washington trial attorney and judge with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, passed away peacefully at his home in Falls Church, VA on Monday, June 27, 2016.Born in Schenectady, NY on July 12, 1941, Judge Miller received his A.B. degree from Princeton University, magna cum laude, in 1963 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1966. Following a...
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Joseph Theodore Pisciotta

February 1, 1917 - June 21, 2016

June 21, 2016, Joseph T. Pisciotta of Arlington, VA, 99 yrs. old, passed away peacefully in his home. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Angela "Lee" Barbaro Pisciotta. He leaves two children, Angela M. Walsh of Vienna, VA and Joseph A. Pisciotta of Falls Church, VA. Beloved Grandfather to six grandchildren and Great-Grandfather to eleven great-grandchildren. Born February 1, 1917,...
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