Our Obituaries

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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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, cousins, nieces and nephews.She was a venerable wife, mother...
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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

June 23, 1917 - June 21, 2016

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Franco John BOCCIA

August 11, 1943 - June 21, 2016

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Lawrence E. Bakin

January 10, 1946 - June 16, 2016

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Suzanne Elaine Kray-Idziak

September 6, 1949 - June 16, 2016

Suzanne Elaine Kray-Idziak died Thursday June 16, 2016. She will be dearly missed for her selfless devotion to her family. She was born September 6, 1949 in Winchester, MA. She is survived by her husband Grzegorz Idziak, her sons Luke and Daniel Idziak, brothers Gordon and Dennis Kray (Jannet), and nephews Christopher and Nathaniel Kray. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann's...
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Arthur Edward Carlson

January 8, 1928 - June 16, 2016

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Rebecca Hilliard Gettens Hayes

June 16, 1937 - June 13, 2016

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Annina J. Tucci

May 20, 1919 - June 12, 2016

Annina J. Tucci, 97 years, died on Sunday, June 12, 2016, with her daughter and son in law by her side, in Arlington, VA. She was born, May 20, 1919 in New York to the late Gabriella and Carmine Schiaffo. She lived in New York until 1986 when she moved to Boca Raton, Florida. She spent the last few years of her long life in Arlington, Virginia. Annina enjoyed singing in a choral group, dancing...
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Clayton Wagner DeKay

October 3, 1926 - June 9, 2016

DeKay, Clayton WagnerClayton W. DeKay (age 89) of Hillsboro, MO, formerly of Arlington, VA, passed away June 9, 2016 with his niece, Barbara (Bob) Breeden at his side. He is survived by two sisters, Barbara (Steve) Bobby and Virginia (Bob) Butler, sister-in-law Barbara (Larry) Clinton; 3 nieces and 8 nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Seitz DeKay. Clayton served in the Navy...
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J. Reilly Lewis

September 15, 1944 - June 9, 2016

J. Reilly Lewis, an organist and conductor who founded the Washington Bach Consort and spent three decades as the music director of the Cathedral Choral Society, becoming one of the most prominent figures in Washington's classical music circles, died June 9 at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 71.The cause was sudden cardiac arrest, said Margaret Shannon, a spokeswoman for the choral society.Much...
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Concepcion Tioseco Yap

January 18, 1932 - June 7, 2016

Concepcion Tioseco Yap, 84, joined her Creator on the morning of June 7, 2016. Ama, as she was fondly called by family and friends, was born in Concepcion, Tarlac (Pampanga, Philippines) on January 18, 1932. She was a remarkable woman who embodied the spirit of love and lived for her family. She was also a loving wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. ...
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Randolph Alan Nesseler

January 16, 1951 - May 30, 2016

Randolph Alan Nesseler, 65, of Arlington, Virginia, passed away peacefully on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 at Cherrydale H & R Center in Arlington. Randy was born on January 16, 1951 in Homestead, Florida. He predeceased by parents, Commander Richard A. Nesseler, and Irene F. Nesseler. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Jan A. and Steve D. Antonacci of Arlington, niece Tiffany...
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David DeForest Hallock

July 25, 1946 - May 27, 2016

David DeForest Hallock (Age 69)On the morning of Friday May 27th 2016, David passed away in his sleep. Born July 25, 1946 in Ithaca, New York to his parents Arthur and Genevieve. He is survived by his wife of nearly 34 years, Wilma; daughter, Kathy Murphy (Ethan); son, Douglas; sister, Julie Steele; the extended Steele/Sherwood/Smith/Murphy/Wood/Thokar/Stoughton families, his son from his first...
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Loretta Regina Vanderbosch

July 10, 1923 - May 27, 2016

Loretta R. Vanderbosch passed peacefully on May 27, 2016, at her Brookdale Arlington residence. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, she married the love of her life, Charles (Chuck) G. Vanderbosch who predeceased her, and to whom she was married for 59 years. In 1965, Loretta and Chuck (a career law enforcement officer) relocated to Annandale, VA, and in 1974 to Pasadena, MD. Loretta taught Art for...
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Patricia Barr Crowe

June 29, 1933 - May 26, 2016

Patricia Barr Crowe, PhD., beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away at her home in Arlington on May 26, 2016 after a long illness. Pat was born on June 29, 1933 in Paris, France, and lived both abroad and in the US on many Army posts where her father was stationed. She accompanied her family to China in 1948. In 1949 she was evacuated with her sister and mother to Japan when the...
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Kathryn Sperrazzo

February 21, 1927 - May 25, 2016

Kathryn (born Catherine) Mary Shaker Sperrazzo was born February 21, 1927 in Waterbury, Connecticut. Her father, Louis Shaker, came from a pioneer family of Lebanese ancestry; her mother, Mary Teresa Gorman, came from a pioneer family of Irish Ancestry. The Gorman family was among the first tobacco growers in Connecticut. Mrs Sperrazzo graduated valedictorian from Waterbury Catholic High School;...
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Mark Sherman Rausenberger

November 7, 1967 - May 23, 2016

Mark S. Rausenberger, beloved husband and father, died suddenly on May 23, 2016 while working in the Philippines. He was born November 7, 1967 in Davenport, Iowa. Mark was the beloved husband of Julie Rausenberger (nee Lange); dear father of McKenna and Molly Rausenberger; dear brother, uncle, and friend. Mark had extensive U.S. Government medical, security, and intelligence experience and served...
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Antonia Sklavakis Kempf

September 14, 1924 - May 23, 2016

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Louise Pauline Gates

November 3, 1918 - May 21, 2016

Louise Pauline Gates 11/03/1918 - 05/21/2016, Passed peacefully at home on May 21, 2016.She served as Arlington County Deputy Clerk of Courts for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Garner (Bay) Gates, sister Anna Lennon. and stepdaughter Donna Graves.She is survived by her daughters Janet and Carole Gates, and Christine LeGrant, and by her grandchildren, Dean and Lindsay...
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Clarence LoRay McCrary

August 1, 1933 - May 21, 2016

CLARENCE LORAY MCCRARY, JR.Clarence LoRay (Ray) McCrary, Jr. died on May 21, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia at the age of 82. He was the only child of Mildred Hughes McCrary and Clarence LoRay McCrary. Ray served in the Navy during the Korean War for which he earned a National Defense Service Medal. He went on to have a successful commercial real estate career with H.G. Smithy Company and as an...
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Dorothy J. Freeze

October 18, 1931 - May 21, 2016

Dorothy J. Freeze, age 84 succumbed to a Glioblastoma on May 21, 2016 after a short illness. She died peacefully in her home, in Annandale, Virginia surrounded by her family. Wife of retired Army Major General James E. Freeze to whom she was married 64 years, she was born on a farm near Marengo, Iowa, graduated from Marengo Public Schools and attended the University of Iowa where she received...
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Bente Jensen

November 27, 1944 - May 17, 2016

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Joseph Jackson Avis

September 23, 1931 - May 15, 2016

JOSEPH JACKSON AVIS (1931 - 2016)Joseph J. Avis (Joe), a resident of Arlington, Virginia for 57 years, died at his home on Sunday, May 15. He was 84. Joe was born and raised in Somers Point, New Jersey. He graduated from Ocean City (NJ) High School, University of Maryland and George Washington University. After college, Joe served as a navigator in the U.S. Air Force, achieving the rank of...
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Beatrice Eugenia Brantley

November 29, 1921 - May 14, 2016

Dear Friends, Welcome to our world and the celebration "The circle of life for Beatrice E Brantley", born November 29, 1921. Mom B or "Bea" a long time resident of Arlington VA died Saturday the 14th of May at Sunrise Senior Living in Arlington VA. She lived a wonderful life of travel and was a gracious host of family gatherings. Born in Cartagena Colombia, when she was 14...
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Ruth Friedenthal Kanter

April 13, 1928 - May 11, 2016

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Henry Thomas TRUMBLE

February 4, 1947 - May 9, 2016

Henry Thomas Trumble, Jr."Pop Pop"On Monday, May 9, 2016, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Pre-deceased by brothers Joe and Johnny. Survived by his sister, Vera Summers, loving son Tom (Chantal) , Step-daughter Jessica Lee and grandchildrenChandler, Jack Henry and Gracie, Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, close friends and neighbors. "Tom" was in the US Army then...
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John Delano Clayborne

June 21, 1935 - May 9, 2016

John D. Clayborne left this world to be with the Lord on Monday, May 9, 2016. He was born to William E. Clayborne and Carrie L. Monroe in McLean, VA on June 21, 1935. He moved to Arlington in 1938 and lived there until 1954. He joined the US Army and served in Berlin, Germany until 1956. Following his two years of service, he returned to Arlington, where he wed Virginia D. Rudgers and resided...
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J. Richard Fryklund

September 17, 1921 - May 8, 2016

Richard Fryklund September 17, 1921- May 08, 2016 Richard (Dick) Fryklund enjoyed life and even when his health began to fail in the last two years he still managed to see the good side. Born in Denver Colorado to a teacher and his wife, Dick was inquisitive and adventurous from his early childhood, both in work and pleasure. From his early childhood days in Nebraska where he kept unusual...
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Emerson Franklin Hunsberger

March 17, 1914 - May 4, 2016

Emerson Franklin Hunsberger (Age 102) of Arlington, VA passed peacefully on May 4, 2016. Survived by his loving daughter Julia Hunsberger Stobbe, his five grandchildren, Michelle Hunsberger Schahn, Marsha Clark Pollard, Eric Hunsberger, Steven Stobbe and Wendy Stobbe and his seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his devoted wife, Anne Moore Hunsberger, and two children, Donald and...
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Charlotte Elaine Perdue

June 3, 1948 - May 3, 2016

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Louis Joseph Fisher

September 4, 1937 - May 2, 2016

Louis Joseph Fisher (Lou)On May 2, 2016 of McLean, Va., beloved husband for 47 years to Mary Conn Fisher. Born in New York City, NY on September 4, 1937 and moved to the Washington, D.C. area when he was a child. He attended St. Mary's Academy, Alexandria and graduated from St. John's College High School where he played basketball and football. Louis attended V.M.I. and maintained a strong...
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Ann Reed Stokes

November 25, 1931 - April 30, 2016

Ann Stokes, 84, of Arlington, Virginia, passed peacefully at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA., on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Born November 25, 1931, in Bethlehem, PA., to Robert Sayre, Jr. and Miriam Reed Taylor. Ann was formerly married to William D. Stokes and had three children, William Desmond Stokes, Jr., Julia Marie Stokes, and Stafford Judson Stokes. Raised in the Moravian...
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Charles Edward Jones

January 20, 1920 - April 29, 2016

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Thomas Patrick McCloskey

March 18, 1946 - April 28, 2016

Thomas Patrick McCloskey, 70, a retired New York State Attorney and a long-time resident of the Village of Lloyd Harbor in the Town of Huntington, NY, suddenly passed in his Arlington, Virginia, home on Thursday, April 28th, 2016. He also was a long-time parishioner of St. Patrick Church. In 1955, Tom and his family moved from Hoboken, New Jersey, to Rosedale, New York, were he attended St....
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Jimmy Barnes

March 9, 1953 - April 27, 2016

Age 63On Wednesday, morning, April 27th the son of David Barnes and Onell Leggette passed away. He was one of 21 siblings. Sisters, Patricia Jones, Shirley Clyburn, Sylvia Marshall, Sammie Lee Barnes, Sybil Gates, Doris Cyrus, Nancy Doswell, Rosemary Garcia, Tammy Harris, Betty Matthews. Brothers James Barnes, Bobby Barnes, Sammy Barnes, Danny Barnes, Tim Barnes, David Barnes Jr., Phillip Barnes....
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Suzanne M. Carney

February 24, 1942 - April 26, 2016

Suzanne M. CarneySue died peacefully on April 26, 2016. Survived by daughter Nancy Harting and her significant other Terry Murray, sister-in-law Catherine Carney, nieces Erin Brewer and her husband Kirk and their daughters Morgan and Cate and Megan McManus and her husband Brian and their children Connor and Shannon and her former husband Bill Harting. Predeceased by son John Harting, brother...
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James Franklin Morris

May 23, 1934 - April 26, 2016

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Erika Frieda Ray

March 23, 1933 - April 26, 2016

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Robert Scruggs

February 6, 1930 - April 23, 2016

Robert Neil ScruggsOn Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Woodbridge, Virginia. Dear husband for 30 years of the late Cordelia Harrison. Loving father of Judy Scruggs, Robert Scruggs, James Scruggs (Tomas), and Laurie Fairbanks (Gerald). Devoted grandfather of David Grimsley and Devon Fairbanks. Also surviving are his sisters Virginia Sprouffske, Norma Burgee and Jane Polson. Funeral services will be...
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David Gray Tishman

December 20, 1944 - April 22, 2016

Suddenly, April 22, 2016 cherished husband of Nancy Tishman passed away. Born December 20, 1944, David was an adoring and proud father of David Jr., Catherine (John) McMahon, and Timothy. Brother of Jane Sellar. Beloved brother in-law of Mary Eileen, Walter, Vincent, Ted, Geri, and Jim and spouses and loving uncle to his nieces and nephews. An attorney for the Federal Energy Regulatory...
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