Celebrity Obituaries

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Claudia Kost Debus

October 7, 1935 - January 19, 2017

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John Grafton Cockey

September 18, 1942 - January 18, 2017

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Helen Kincella

February 22, 1925 - January 17, 2017

Helen Kincella, born Anna Helena Labanich, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Helen came to this country in 1937 through Ellis Island at only twelve years old, never knowing what became of her family in Czechoslovakia. She made good on the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness as she grew, working to support herself and studying at Cornell University. Soon she married and started a family...
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Robert Richard Smith

September 5, 1937 - January 16, 2017

On January 16th, 2017, passed away at his home in Annandale, VA. Bob is survived by his brother Joseph Smith (Diann); two nieces, Laurie Weiss and Debbie Shepley; and longtime friends Ray Langhorne and Bill Murphy. He was preceded in death by his sister Dorothy TeKetch, brother Bennie Smith and his niece Starla Bledsoe. Bob retired from the display department of Sears after 34 years. He was an...
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Ronald Earl Walls

November 7, 1942 - January 15, 2017

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Donald T. Giles

June 10, 1924 - January 15, 2017

Donald Theodore Giles, Jr. died on Sunday, January 15, 2017, originally of Annapolis, MD, in Springfield VA, twelve days after the death of his wife of 69 years, Jean Kathryn Bock Giles. He is survived by children Ginny, Don and Chuck Giles, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was a vibrant personality who embraced life with integrity, honesty, and a loving, compassionate heart...
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Harold E. Sellers

July 12, 1920 - January 13, 2017

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Helen G. Smith

October 6, 1923 - January 11, 2017

Helen Smith passed peacefully at the age of 93 from this life the morning of January 11th, 2017. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life. Helen was born in Black Creek, NC, moved to Arlington in 1944 and then was married and moved to Annandale,VA in 1953 and her last few years in Germantown, MD. Helen was an active member of...
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LaVerne Inez Hill

August 1, 1917 - January 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Maxima Duran

May 29, 1914 - January 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Clair Charles Straub

December 21, 1929 - January 8, 2017

Age 87, of Springfield, VA, died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church due to natural causes. He leaves his devoted wife of 63 years, June (Shoop) Straub; his daughter, Cynthia Napper and her husband Leonard Napper; his son, Michael Straub and his wife Angela Straub; and four grandchildren: Kayla, Ryan, Kelsey, and Kevin. Clair was employed by the U.S. Postal Service...
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Lorene Davenport

September 6, 1920 - January 5, 2017

Lorene B. DavenportLorene B. Davenport was born September 6th, 1920 and passed away peacefully at the age of 96 on January 5th, 2017.She is survived by her daughter, Sierra and son-in-law Bill of Springfield, VA, daughter, Judy and son-in-law Art Hayes of St. Augustine, FL, and daughter Ittylene Neal of Springfield, VA; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her...
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Jean Kathryn Giles

November 28, 1925 - January 3, 2017

January 3rd 2017, Jean Kathryn Bock Giles originally of Baltimore MD, died in Springfield VA. She is survived by her beloved husband of 69 years, Donald T. Giles Jr. and children Ginny, Don, and Chuck Giles, plus four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was a vibrant personality who embraced life w/ an open, loving, gracious heart that touched everyone she met.A memorial service will...
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Vernon Walter Gillespie

June 23, 1933 - January 3, 2017

Vernon was born on June 23, 1933 in Hollywood, California and passed away on January 3, 2017 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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James O. Varner

April 4, 1928 - January 1, 2017

James Olin Varner, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, passed away on Jan. 1, 2017.Col Varner graduated from Officer Candidate School in July, 1952, and was commissioned in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, where he served for over 20 years. He had assignments in Korea, Vietnam, Germany, Iran, and various posts in the United States.His military decoration included the Legion of Merit, the Bronze...
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Yildiz Goren Agnello

January 1, 1930 - December 30, 2016

December 30, 2016 Yildiz Haver Goren Agnello went peacefully into eternal slumber. Yildiz was born in Ankara, attended University of Ankara and moved to the US to pursue her Masters of English at University of Florida.She worked for the JPRS (Joint Publications Research Service) providing Turkish-English translation.She worked for the Voice of America as an on-air personality with the...
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Paul Fox

January 16, 1930 - December 28, 2016

Paul Fox of Springfield, VA passed away peacefully in his home on December 28, 2016.Among full-time executive positions held by Paul were CFO of National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, VP of Finance for Arby's, Inc., Senior Financial Analyst for TWA, CEO of Phillips Ryan Limited-London and Expense Controller for Abraham & Straus.Paul held a BA degree in government from...
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Theresia Martin

August 10, 1933 - December 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Gulsen Creighton

April 21, 1941 - December 26, 2016

Gulsen Creighton, age 75 of Springfield, VA, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016. She was born April 21, 1941 in Istanbul, Turkey. After finishing school, she became a flight attendant for Turkish Airlines and traveled throughout Europe. She married C.W. "Bill" Creighton on May 12, 1962, in Istanbul Turkey, traveled the world while raising a family as a dedicated mother and Navy Wife. Gulsen...
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Mary Jeannette Morgan Wands

April 15, 1920 - December 26, 2016

Mary Jeanette (Jan) Morgan Wands died peacefully at home in Springfield VA on Monday, December 26, 2016. She was nearing her 97th birthday and had lived a long and happy life.Jan is survived by her three children Sheila W. Cockey (Josh) of King George VA, Robert D. Wands of Burke VA, and Karen W. Parker of Fairfax VA. In addition she is survived by sister Helen Morgan Williamson of Toledo OH,...
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Leona L. Lucas

February 7, 1927 - December 26, 2016

Leona "Lee" Lucas, of Springfield, VA passed away at her home on December 26 at the age of 89. Originally from Ridgeley, WV, Mrs. Lucas has lived in the Northern VA area since her early twenties. She retired from the Federal government after 30 years of service, including positions at the Pentagon as a telephone operator and 20 years at the Defense Systems Management College at Ft....
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Ada Maria Ketterling

July 22, 1933 - December 26, 2016

A Life Well LivedToday we celebrate the life of Ada Maria Ketterling, a wife, mother, and friend who will be remembered for her warmth generosity, and sense of adventure.Ada was born in a small town in Honduras in 1933 called Siguatepeque. As a young teen she moved to the capital city of Tegucigalpa where she completed her junior and senior high years at a Catholic girls' school.After graduation...
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Dortha Wilma McCalla

March 30, 1917 - December 26, 2016

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Mary Milo Grimsley

October 30, 1919 - December 24, 2016

On Saturday, December 24, 2016, of Annandale, VA. Dear mother of Karen & Gary Grimsley and loving wife of the late Leslie E. Grimsley. Mary was very active and still loved to go bowling. Friends welcome on Tuesday, January 3 from 6-8 pm at Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield. A service to celebrate Mary's life will be held on Wednesday, January 4 at the funeral home. Interment to follow at...
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Henok Girma Yohannes

February 2, 1994 - December 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Frances Kempista Carter

June 9, 1934 - December 22, 2016

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church, 3421 Franconia Road Alexandria, Virginia 22310, 703-960-4808, www.sharonchapel.org. Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Mabel Horesky Sanderson

January 23, 1923 - December 22, 2016

Mable (Mabel) Horesky Sanderson passed away on December 22, 2016. She was born in 1923 and grew up in Norton, Kansas. She came to Washington D.C. to work for the war effort during WWII, where she met and married LeRoy Sanderson in 1948. She was a homemaker until 1966 when she began working in the cafeteria at Garfield Elementary School in Springfield, Virginia. She retired as head cook in 1981...
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Priscilla S. Burniston

February 3, 1931 - December 21, 2016

Priscilla BurnistonFebruary 3, 1931 to December 21, 2016Priscilla (Cannamela) Burniston, 85, of Annandale, VA, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. She was the widow of Richard Burniston. Priscilla was born in New Britain, CT, to Nicolino and Maria Cannamela. She was the youngest of 7 children and was predeceased by her dear sisters and brother, Mary Morales, Anne Larosa, Teresa Sbona,...
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Susan J. Jones

April 15, 1932 - December 20, 2016

Susan Jones was born in Robersonville, North Carolina on April 15, 1932. During her childhood, she grew up on a farm with her parents and four brothers and sisters. While farming was hard work, she loved working with her family and often spoke of having a wonderful childhood. She loved and excelled in school. At eighteen, she took a bold step for the times and moved to Columbus, Ohio where her...
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Joan Carroll MacArthur

October 6, 1930 - December 18, 2016

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Frances Ann Wootten

October 17, 1923 - December 18, 2016

Frances "Ann" (Leeds) Wootten, R.N.After 93 years of an exemplary life of ministering to others as a wife, mother, nurse, and friend "Ann" Wootten has joyfully joined family and friends who preceded her to heaven on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Born October 17, 1923 to Albert R. and Fanny (Thomas) Montgomery she was the oldest of four children. She was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Betty...
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Shirley Hunter

May 2, 1925 - December 15, 2016

Shirley Millican Hunter, 91, passed on Thursday, December 15, 2016 in her home in Fairfax, Virginia. Shirley was born on May 2, 1925 in Victoria, Virginia. She was the youngest of 7 children; 6 preceded her in death. From 1943 to 1945, Shirley trained as a surgical nurse at Alexandria Hospital. As a cadet nurse in the Army Corps of Nurses she hoped to join the war effort but the war ended before...
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Walter Frederick Beckmann

December 24, 1932 - December 14, 2016

Walter Frederick Beckmann was born on December 24, 1932 to Walter and Esther Beckmann in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Walter was baptized into the Lord's family of grace and later confirmed in his faith at First Lutheran Church in LaCrosse.Walter attended Northwestern Prep in Watertown, Wisconsin, where he met the love of his life, Marilyn Miller. He also met Richard Balge, his roommate for 10 years of...
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Joyce Ann Schulte

February 12, 1944 - December 14, 2016

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Gloria M. BROWN

March 30, 1931 - December 12, 2016

Gloria Maestri Brown, 85, of Annandale, VA, beloved wife of the late Miles Janney Brown, died peacefully at home December 12, 2016, from kidney failure.A native of Greenwood, Arkansas, and the youngest of seven children, she moved to Northern Virginia in 1951 and worked for the federal government at the Federal Trade Commission and then at the Commission on Civil Rights before staying at home to...
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Lucille Forbes Selby

September 8, 1918 - December 11, 2016

Of Annandale, at age 98, entered into eternal rest on December 11, 2016. Loving wife of the late Harold Selby for 48 years; loving mother of Deborah Clark, John Selby (Sherry); grandmother of James Clark (Shane) and Nichelle Thomas (Wiley); great-grandmother of Kylie Forbes Clark; also survived by many other family members and friends. She was known for her smiling face and she never knew a...
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James William Lear

March 14, 1932 - December 7, 2016

On December 7, 2016, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Loving husband of Violet Lear; devoted father of David Lear and Michael Ann Beissner. He is also survived by his grandchildren, John Lear, Megan Beissner and Adam Beissner. A memorial visitation will be held at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151, on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 5 to 7 pm. Memorial contributions in...
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Joseph John Suver

February 1, 1988 - December 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Sharon Ann Souther

October 14, 1942 - December 5, 2016

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Evelyn J. Michellon

February 17, 1919 - December 4, 2016

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Edward S. Petros

March 15, 1926 - December 3, 2016

Edward S. Petros, 90, Alexandria, Virginia was born in Roumieh Lebanon on March 15,1926 to his late American naturalized parents Sam and Zane Petros. At the age of 15 Ed was recruited by the British and Australian Army. In 1944 President Theodore Roosevelt authorized General "Wild Bill" Donovan to search for a specific confidant to serve in the OSS Intelligence Division in the Middle...
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Carolyn Draper

December 14, 1936 - December 1, 2016

Of Springfield, on December 1 at the age of 79. Beloved wife of 55 years to Bill Draper; dear mother of Bill (Chris) and Tim; caring grandmother of Billy; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.A native of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Carolyn was a skilled registered nurse, graduating from the Roger Williams School of Nursing. She worked in the ER at the Cape Fear Valley Hospital in...
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James V. Sinnett

December 19, 1964 - December 1, 2016

Jim, age 51, of Annandale, VA, died on December 1, 2016. He was born on December 19, 1964, in Washington, DC. He was preceded in death by his father John V. Sinnett and his nephew John Taylor Sinnett. He is survived by his mother Pauline C. Sinnett; his older brothers John Keith (and wife Dorri) of Woodruff, SC; Stephen Christopher of Annandale, VA; and his younger half-sister Mary Katherine ...
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William Penn Tyson

September 25, 1926 - December 1, 2016

On December 1, 2016, William Tyson peacefully passed away in Springfield, VA. The beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Jane Tyson. He is survived by his son John D. Tyson and his wife Judith Joy Tyson, his daughter Martha Jane Tyson Jordan and her husband Randy Jordan, and their children Tim, Lisa, and Laura and great grandchildren, Owen and Hannah, and many more family and friends.William...
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Doris T. Igo

April 8, 1928 - November 29, 2016

On November 29, 2016 in Arlington, VA. Beloved wife for 65 years of Donald J. Igo. Loving mother of Susan Draper, James Igo, Joseph Igo, and Karen Kenton. Grandmother of Ellary Draper, Hannah Kenton, Madeleine Kenton, and Andrew Igo. She was a graduate of the Waltham Hospital School of Nursing in Waltham, Massachusetts. She worked as an operating room nurse in Massachusetts and the District of...
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Dagan Paul Sartain

December 21, 2001 - November 28, 2016

Dagan Paul Sartain age 14 passed away Monday, November 28, 2016. Dagan was born December 21, 2001 in Sindelfingen Germany to Stephen Paul & Melanie Heather (nee' Janiak) Sartain. Dagan was a 9th grader at West Springfield High School where he was active in the West Springfield H.S. Spartan Theater Company, the Springfield South County Youth Club West End Rugby team. Dagan enjoyed playing...
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Helene Bertha Gaede

June 13, 1917 - November 28, 2016

Helene B. Gaede, age 99, of Springfield, Virginia, formerly of Ramsey, New Jersey, passed away on November 28, 2016.Born in Brooklyn, NY on June 13, 1917 to parents John and Marie Schondelmaier, Helene was married to Harold W. Gaede in August 1942. At the time of his death in 1984, Harold and Helene had been married for 42 years.Helene's life was full of adventure, ranging from her early career...
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Mary Frances Elliott

February 22, 1922 - November 26, 2016

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Chris Edward Selby

April 12, 1940 - November 24, 2016

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Bonnie Marie Collins Mason

November 29, 1931 - November 23, 2016

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Horst G. Lindenberg

August 15, 1937 - November 23, 2016

HORST G. LINDENBERGAugust 15, 1937 - November 23, 2016SGM U.S. Army (Ret.)(Age 79)SGM Horst G. Lindenberg, (Ret.) of Burke, VA passed away, Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Beloved husband to Gerhild Lindenberg (Heischel) to whom he married on July 23, 1971 (45 years of marriage). Horst is survived by his wife Gerhild Lindenberg of Burke, VA; his...
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Catherine Mary Gilbride

September 3, 1933 - November 23, 2016

Catherine Mary Gilbride, a native of Scranton, PA, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Ashby Ponds Retirement Community in Ashburn, VA. She was 83 years old.Daughter of Frank and Mary Heffron, Catherine was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School, West Scranton. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Marywood University and a Master's degree from the University of Scranton.She began her...
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Renate Booterbaugh

November 17, 1937 - November 23, 2016

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Patrick Michael Clarke

July 10, 1972 - November 21, 2016

Patrick was born on July 10, 1972 in New York and passed away on November 21, 2016 in Virginia. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 4 - 8 pm at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 12 pm at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 7600 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22152....
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Hak Chul Kim

September 19, 1945 - November 19, 2016

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Mary Lee Randall

November 4, 1943 - November 17, 2016

Passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 after a long illness. She is survived by her loving husband, Ralph Randall, Sr of 53 years; daughter, Guna Perry; son Ralph Randall, Jr.; brother Willie Spinks; sisters Rosa Coates, Louise Jordan, Addie Robinson; son-in-law Rodney Perry; granddaughter Antoinette Perry; grandson Cameron Perry and his wife Niki; great-grandson Isiah Perry; brother-in-law...
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Phuong Thi Royce

May 29, 1968 - November 17, 2016

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Frank Gerard Burghart

May 24, 1944 - November 16, 2016

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Marie Boezi Travesky

December 17, 1931 - November 16, 2016

Marie Boezi Travesky of Warrenton, VA passed peacefully on November 16, 2016. She was born in Dunmore, PA on December 17, 1931 to Peter and Louise Boezi. Ms. Travesky graduated from Dunmore High School and George Mason University. In her career dedicated to public service, she served as a member of the Fairfax County School Board as the Springfield District Representative, and as the...
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Hugh R. Chamblee

November 10, 1931 - November 16, 2016

Of Annandale, on November 16, at the age of 85. Beloved husband of 58 years to the late Carol Chamblee; dear father of Donna, Janet, and Darren; caring father-in-law of Tom, Tad, and Dee Ann; loving grandfather to Cara, Alaina, Maxwell, Alexander, James, Margaret, Jordan, Kennedy, and Cooper; and kin to family across South Carolina. Raised in Anderson, SC, Hugh retained his Southern charms while...
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Nilma Torres

June 22, 1936 - November 16, 2016

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Gayle Greek

January 25, 1923 - November 14, 2016

Of Springfield, peacefully in her sleep on Nov 14, at the age of 93. Beloved wife of the late Eldar E. Greek; mother of Michelle, Michael (Bonnie), Marceil (Robert), and Mitchell; grandmother of Kellie, Vicky, and Brian; and great-grandmother of Dustin. Also survived by two sisters. Gayle will be interred with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the...
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James Franklin Morris

August 4, 1924 - November 13, 2016

"FRANK" (Age 92)On November 13, 2016, in Springfield, VA., dear husband for 71 years of Martha Lee Morris and father of Lynn Pruett (Stafford, VA), Jim Morris (San Antonio, TX), Alan Morris (Wilmington, NC), Gina Williams (Lexington, SC), and four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Frank served our country in the Army during WWII, Vietnam and through many European and US...
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Treva Jayne Rein

March 13, 1927 - November 12, 2016

Treva Jayne Rein (Beard) Of Annandale, VA, passed away at the age of 89 on November 12, 2016 with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Col. (Ret.) Richard A. Rein, and is survived by her sons Rich (Sue), Doug (Lisa), and Mark (Kristine) and six grandchildren. After her husband's passing, she remained in the long-time family home, where she was most comfortable and close...
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Beula G. Skirven-Roberts

March 3, 1927 - November 11, 2016

Beula G. Skirven-Roberts, 89, of Spring Hill, Florida passed away peacefully Friday, November 11, 2016 at Hospice. She was born in New Florence, Pa. to Walter Samuel and Osceola Carney. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Spring Hill and Cameron United Methodist (1950's-1979) in Alexandria, Va. She was preceded in death by her husband's George Skirven and Ted Roberts; son...
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Shirley P. Del Vitto

August 15, 1925 - November 11, 2016

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Philip Howard

February 7, 1947 - November 10, 2016

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Anne S. JACOBS

September 20, 1922 - November 6, 2016

JacobsAnne Snyder Jacobs (Age 94) of Burke , Virginia - formerly of Harvey, Illinois - died peacefully at Sunrise at George Mason on Sunday , November 6, 2016. Viewing , memorial and reception Tuesday, November 15 starting at 1:00 PM at Demaine Funeral Home 5308 Backlick Rd Springfield , VA.
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Carlean B. Owings

July 20, 1930 - November 4, 2016

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Sidney Johnson

March 20, 1925 - November 4, 2016

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Doris C. Weinley

September 19, 1922 - November 4, 2016

Of Alexandria, on November 4, 2016 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of 70 years to the late Eugene F. Weinley, who preceded her in passing on October 17. Doris worked as a contract administrator for NASA in Washington, DC for many years. A graveside service to honor her life will be held on Wednesday, November 9 at 2 pm at Mount Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria.
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Alejandrina Caballero Nufio

July 15, 1950 - November 3, 2016

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Roger L. Wilbrandt

December 21, 1928 - November 2, 2016

LT COL, USAF (Ret.)Of Selbyville, DE, formerly of Springfield, VA and Ft. McHenry, IL, on November 2, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Louise Marie Wilbrandt; father of Roger (Virginia) Wilbrandt, Scott Wilbrandt, and Linda (Jeffrey) Taylor; and grandfather of Michelle Lehman, Eric Wilbrandt, Alexa Wilbrandt, and Ryan Taylor. Lt Col Wilbrandt proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for...
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Clarissa Francisco Trono

March 18, 1976 - November 2, 2016

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Alene Joyce Taylor Smith

May 23, 1926 - November 1, 2016

Alene Joyce Taylor Smith, a three year resident of Greenspring Village, died at 90 years of age. She was born in Candler, N.C. to Dallas Taylor and Loretta Westmoreland and has resided in Virginia and the Washington area for 72 years. She leaves her beloved husband of 60 years James Warren Smith, a brother-in-law William Smith and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother...
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Ramona May Willoughby

August 17, 1925 - October 30, 2016

Of Springfield, VA on October 30 at the age of 91. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ramona is survived by her loving husband Leigh and caring family. Services will be private.Her family requests donations in Ramona's memory to United Cerebral Palsy, www.ucp.org.
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Claire Agnes Grumbly

November 4, 1924 - October 30, 2016

Claire Agnes Grumbly 1924-2016 Claire Agnes (Kistner) Grumbly died on October 30, 2016 at Goodwin House in Falls Church Virginia, five days short of her 92nd birthday. Claire is survived by her sister, Dorothy Penrose, her two children, Tom, and Claire (Cafarella), four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Claire was born on November 4, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in to a strong...
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Elizabeth Lovelace Maconaughey

January 29, 1926 - October 29, 2016

Maconaughey, Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Lovelace of Annandale and Richmond, Virginia passed away peacefully on October 29, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born on January 29, 1926 in Dumfries, Virginia, the youngest child of the late Mr. Arthur Lovelace and Mrs. Julie Ford Lovelace. She was predeceased by siblings Ford Lovelace and Charlotte Lovelace Hoover. Betty graduated...
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Carolyn Stiteler Gleason

March 13, 1934 - October 27, 2016

Carolyn Stiteler Gleason of Springfield, VA, died on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at the Fairfax Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 82.Carolyn was born to Loyd and Ruby Stiteler on September 9, 1934 in Clifton Forge, VA. When she was a teenager, she met a young man named Bob at a youth activity one Friday evening (in those days everyone called him Bobby). Bob went home and announced to his...
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Barbara Ann Ghent

June 8, 1929 - October 23, 2016

On October 23, 2016, Beatrice (Barbara) Ann Sakwa Comer Ghent (GG), quietly passed away at her home at the age of 87. Mrs. Ghent was the loving wife of the late Victor H. Ghent; loving and devoted mother of Roy Edward (Candace) Comer III, Blair Hawkins Ghent, Samuel Steven (Tracy) Comer, Mari Lynn Comer and Charles Lee (Terry) Ghent; proud grandmother to 16 grandchildren and 19 great...
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Emily Jane Duncan

November 24, 1918 - October 19, 2016

Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. She preceded in death by her husband, Fred F. Duncan. Mother of four children; Grandmother of three and great-grandmother of three. She is also survived by many other loving relatives and friends. Services will be held Saturday, October 29, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Annandale, Annandale, VA. at 11 a.m. With a comfort meal to follow in...
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Faye L. Liming

September 22, 1946 - October 18, 2016

Of Annandale, on October 18, 2016, at the age of 70. Beloved mother of Otto W. Liming, III, dear sister of Thomas (Sue) LaFone, Doreen LaFone, and Richard (Kelly) LaFone; aunt of Jessica LaFone and Christina (Timothy) Alfaro; and great-aunt of Kaeden and Madison LaFone and Braydon and Callen Alfaro.Faye was employed by the National Committee for the Preservation of Social Security and Medicare....
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Kenneth Warren Morris

August 10, 1933 - October 18, 2016

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Dorothy Faulconer Burton

April 12, 1923 - October 17, 2016

Dorothy Faulconer Burton passed away on October 17, 2016, at her son's residence in Fairfax Station, VA. She was 93. Born in Logan, WVA, Dorothy was married for 42 years to James R. Burton until his death in 1986. A longtime resident of Arlington, VA, Dorothy was an active member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, serving in many capacities, including president of the Northern...
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Elizabeth C. Mehalko

August 30, 1921 - October 17, 2016

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Eugene F. Weinley

June 11, 1921 - October 17, 2016

Of Alexandria, on October 17, at the age of 95. Beloved husband of 70 years to Doris C. Weinley. Eugene was a US Navy veteran and an accountant for many years at NASA, retiring in 1977.A graveside service to honor his life will be held on Saturday, October 22 at 2 pm at Mount Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria.
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Paul E. KELLEY

July 3, 1937 - October 13, 2016

"In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to the following organization on behalf of Major Paul E. Kelley (USAF-Retired) is as follows: Vietnam Veterans of AmericaOn behalf of Major Paul E. Kelley (USAF-Retired08719 Colesville RoadSuite 100Silver Spring, MD 20910Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Marie Virginia McDermott

March 29, 1915 - October 12, 2016

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Frances Vincent Gudely

February 2, 1929 - October 10, 2016

Frances Ann Vincent Gudely was called home by our Lord on Monday, October 10, 2016. Frances was born on February 2, 1929 to William Henry Vincent and Marion Vincent in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. She was one of six children, third from the oldest. She was a graduate of Aurelian Springs High School in 1947, where she was active in girl's varsity basketball, softball and field hockey. She later...
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Mary Louise Ireland

May 31, 1924 - October 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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John Russell Wall

June 8, 1945 - October 10, 2016

On October 10, 2016 John Russell "Rusty" Wall passed away after a brief, courageous battle with a rare form of cancer.He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Brenda Gladwell Wall; daughter Jennifer Kaye Wall (Ronald, Jr.) Smetek and Bruce Russell (Shannon Richardson) Wall, eight cherished grandchildren (Jack, Owen, Dylan, Connor, Colin, Alexa, Daisy and Ellie), and five younger sisters...
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Linda J. Giguere

November 27, 1948 - October 8, 2016

Of Woodbridge, VA on October 8, at the age of 67. Beloved wife of James Ludwin; caring mother of Cheryl and the late Gilbert; and dear sister of Robert, William, Paulette, and Annette. Linda grew up in Woonsocket, RI and earned her associate degree in Special Needs Education from Community College of Rhode Island. Friends welcome on Friday, October 14 from 5-7 pm at S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel,...
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Charlotte R. McCown

October 29, 1925 - October 8, 2016

Charlotte "Betty" Rankin McCownMrs. Charlotte "Betty" Rankin McCown died Saturday, October 8, 2016, in the company of her loving children at her home in Springfield, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband Lt. Col. Thomas Henry McCown, Jr. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she spent most of her childhood in New Concord and Bloomfield, Ohio, when her family moved back to the family...
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June Harris Strickland

December 3, 1921 - October 7, 2016

Of Annandale, VA passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016. Her loving husband, Claude Allen Strickland preceded her in death on September 12, 2009. June is survived by her son, Glenn Ethan Strickland; his wife, Susan Cary Strickland; and grandsons David Michael and Joseph Allen Strickland, daughter-in-law Jenny Strickland, and brother, Edwin Harris. June began her married life at 19 during World...
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Mary K. McHugh

October 27, 1917 - October 1, 2016

Of Springfield, VA on October 1, 2016 at age 98. Beloved wife of John R. McHugh; dear sister of the late Emma Ruth (Philip) Booth; caring grandmother of Marie Golden and Melissa Golden; and great-grandmother of 2. Preceded in death by daughter Rita McHugh Gibbons; son Michael McHugh; great-grandson Kevin; brothers Norman Kempel, Richard (Margaret) Kempel and David (Teresa) Kempel; nephew Michael...
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Frederic Ernest BECK

May 7, 1926 - September 28, 2016

Frederic E. Beck, Jr. May 7, 1926- September 28, 2016 On September 28, 2016 Frederic E. Beck, Jr died from congestive heart failure at Brookdale Senior Living Woodbridge, VA. He was married for 65 years to the love of his life, Nancy Beck (aka, Gwen and/or Eleanor) before she was called home in September of last year. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Beck, Joanne Craft and Susan Beck, by...
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Norma Jean Grefost

October 15, 1929 - September 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Walter Frederick Bugin

December 8, 1924 - September 27, 2016

Walter was born in Whipple, West Virginia and passed away in Springfield, Virginia. He served in the US Navy during World War II from 1943-1946 in the American, Pacific, and European-North African Theaters. He actively participated in the invasions of Anzio, southern France and Okinawa. He received a Masters of Science degree from West Virginia University, and subsequently taught Chemistry and...
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Helen Marie Stewart

October 9, 1961 - September 26, 2016

Helen Marie Stewart, 54, of Springfield, VA, passed away on September 26, 2016. Born on October 9, 1961, in Concord, MA, Helen was a graduate of Towson Catholic High and Towson University in Maryland. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Louise Gray and sister, Barbara Stewart. She is survived by her two sons, Ian and Peerce Stewart, sister, Roseanne Gray and 8 nieces and nephews...
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James Michael Stewart

October 7, 1958 - September 26, 2016

Lt. Col. James Michael Stewart USAF (Ret.), 57, of Springfield, VA, passed away on September 26, 2016. Born on October 7, 1958, in Lewistown, PA, Jim, who is Jamie to his family, was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria and Virginia Commonwealth University. He is survived by his two sons, Ian and Peerce Stewart, mother, Donna M. Stewart, father, Col. (ret) James R. Stewart and...
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