Celebrity Obituaries

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Alfred F. Grande

June 21, 1936 - March 23, 2017

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Eugene Banard Landrum

October 23, 1924 - March 22, 2017

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Im Soon Suh

May 1, 1932 - March 21, 2017

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Jerrye W. Thompson

August 2, 1924 - March 17, 2017

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Blanche Irene Symionow

April 13, 1933 - March 15, 2017

Blanche Irene Symionow On March 15, 2017. Born April 13, 1933, Blanche grew up in North Carolina and later moved to Alexandria, VA. She married William 'Bill' Symionow in 1961. Blanche worked in the restaurant business, and later in the Fairfax County School cafeteria. She enjoyed gardening and flower arranging, crafts, cooking, and birdwatching. She treasured spending time with those she loved,...
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Gloria L. Donnelly

July 26, 1923 - March 14, 2017

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Yoko Kyutoku Harvey

January 26, 1932 - March 14, 2017

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Carolyn B. Forch

August 24, 1931 - March 14, 2017

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Kris V. Bonomi

December 23, 1948 - March 13, 2017

Kris V. Bonomi (age 68), Navy vet, artist & retired graphic designer for the army died on 3/13/17 in his residence of Lorton, VA after a year-long battle with cancer. Raised in Pittsburgh, PA and longtime resident of VA has artwork displayed around the world including in the US Embassy in Australia and graphic posters displayed in the DC & Pittsburgh Holocaust Museums. Kris was an avid...
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Donald Nelson Stratton

February 5, 1929 - March 9, 2017

Donald Nelson Stratton, 88, died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at his home in Alexandria. Born in Royal Oak, MI, he was the son of the late James Alvin and Marietta Nelson Stratton. In 1947, Mr. Stratton enlisted in the U.S. Army. Upon completing his enlistment, he returned to Morehead, Kentucky to attend college and married Edith Lou Hutchinson. Mr. Stratton volunteered again for the U.S. Army in...
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Lois Jean Cover

March 26, 1936 - March 9, 2017

Lois Jean (Engle) Cover was born in Bedford Valley, PA. March 26, 1936. Her parents were Harry Ferdinand and Clara Rebecca Engle. She married D. Wendel Cover, November 10, 1956. They ministered together for 60 years, 40 years at Word of Life International Church in Springfield VA, (which they currently are Senior Pastors) not only reaching our community but reaching many nations through...
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Richard Earl Fitts

November 12, 1931 - March 8, 2017

Richard E. FittsNovember 12, 1931 - March 8, 2017Age 85, of Ashburn, VA died Wednesday, March 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy B. Fitts and is survived by his 7 children: Kenneth Fitts, David Fitts, Stephen Fitts, Laura Sohl, John Fitts, Ruth Lucas, Mary Davis and his 22 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.There will be a viewing at Demaine Funeral Home at 5308 Backlick Rd...
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Joseph Evans Howard

May 26, 1951 - March 6, 2017

Joe passed away on Monday March 06, 2017.He is survived by his wife Barbara, four sisters Beatrice Jones, Josephine Russell, Julia Williams, Diane Little, one brother Kevin Phillips, children, grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces, nephewsand friends.In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to:National Kidney AssociationAmerican Diabetes AssociationJDRF Diabetes...
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Milton Howard Wiser

July 23, 1926 - March 5, 2017

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William L. Miller

March 2, 1921 - March 3, 2017

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Nadine Winona Bolen

October 18, 1923 - March 2, 2017

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Rex David Gavin

August 19, 1932 - February 28, 2017

Rex David Gavin ObituaryRex David Gavin, of Springfield, Virginia (Retired Air Force CMSgt) passed away on February 28, 2017. He was born in Greenville, Mississippi to David and Dorothy Gavin on August 19, 1932. He joined the military at age 17. He served in Japan, France, Korea and Viet Nam as well as several locations in the U.S. Rex met his bride in Chaumont, France, while stationed at...
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Lauren Achsah Starr

March 7, 1988 - February 25, 2017

Of Springfield, passed unexpectedly on February 25, 2017. Mother of her beloved Jacob and dear daughter of Pam (Bud) Spencer and Ted (Erin) Starr. Also survived by her brother Andrew, stepsister Barbara Perkins, stepbrother Steven Bueker, grandmother Joan Dunn and her Godmother Debi Ives.Lauren received her Certificate in Clinical Data Coding in 2015 while attending Northern Virginia Community...
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Andrew Johnson

February 21, 1929 - February 25, 2017

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Faye Glenn Abdellah

March 13, 1919 - February 24, 2017

Former Deputy Surgeon General, Faye G. Abdellah, of Annandale, VA died on February 24, 2017, age 97. Faye was born on March 13, 1919 in New York City, and was preceded in death by her parents, H.B. and Margaret Glenn Abdellah, dear brother Marty Abdellah and his wife, Eleanor. She is survived by nephew Robert Abdellah, his wife Diane, their children Joseph, Ross, and Claire, and niece Faye...
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Alvin G. McKay

May 21, 1938 - February 22, 2017

Alvin "Buddy" McKay, Age 78On Wednesday, February 22, 2017Beloved husband of 45 years of Carole McKay:Loving father of Andrew (Elizabeth) McKay andRobert McKay; grandfather of Jackson McKay.Visitation at Demaine, Springfield, Monday, February 27-3-7 pm.Funeral service at Demaine, Springfield, Tuesday, February 28th at 11 am.Burial following at National Memorial Park.In lieu of flowers memorial...
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Elaine Lindsay Christesen

October 25, 1931 - February 21, 2017

In Memory of Elaine (Peggy) Lindsay ChristesenOctober 25, 1931 - February 21, 2017Elaine Lindsay Christesen of Springfield, VA passed away peacefully in the presence of family at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA. Elaine was born in Lyndon, Kansas, the youngest of William Frank Lindsay and Edith (Jones) Lindsay. Elaine graduated from Lyndon High School. On January 7, 1951, Elaine...
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Helen Cathleen Lemonedes

March 10, 1956 - February 21, 2017

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Barbara Jane Schneider

April 7, 1930 - February 20, 2017

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Ruth B. Toothman

August 28, 1920 - February 20, 2017

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Fumiko Skovran

November 29, 1930 - February 19, 2017

Fumiko Skovran of Alexandria, VA passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 19, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles A. Skovran, loving mother of Mariko Sharpes (Edward), Catherine Rosynek (Gary), James Skovran (Kerry), Patrick Skovran and Susan Martin (Douglas), adoring grandmother of eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and caring sister of Miyoko Naemura. Friends...
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Geraldine E. Noble-Martocci

April 1, 1957 - February 19, 2017

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Paulina Kim Thi Duong

November 7, 1967 - February 18, 2017

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Martha Berkshire Peterson

December 16, 1926 - February 17, 2017

Martha Berkshire Peterson, a kind and generous friend, died on February 17 after a brief illness. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and after graduating from the University of Cincinnati she became a military wife, eventually settling in Alexandria. She lived in Greenspring Village at her death, where she enjoyed baking for her friends, Wii bowling, and making monthly visits to play the slots.She...
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Harley Munroe McClees

March 11, 1922 - February 16, 2017

The Legacy-PatriarchAlmost 95 Years of LivingWe are saying goodbye to Harley (Mac) who was a son, father, brother, uncle and affectionately known as Pop Pop by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His beloved wife Dorothy and his first wife Dolores, the mother of his children, are both deceased as well as his parents, Ellis M. and Ada I. McClees. He had two daughters: Dolores (Laurie)...
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Emma J. WEAVER

July 13, 1926 - February 15, 2017

Emma Josephine Weaver (née Sims) died peacefully at home in Alexandria, Virginia, on February 15, at the age of 90.Born on July 13, 1926, in Atlanta Georgia, Jo was the daughter of Howard Brooks Sims, Sr., and Loy Sims (née Connell) and the beloved wife of the late Vonda Weaver. She is survived by her brother, Howard Brooks Sims, Jr.; four sons, Robert Weaver, Christopher Weaver,...
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Patricia Mae Staats

August 3, 1938 - February 15, 2017

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Donald C. Stiles

February 11, 1956 - February 15, 2017

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James Thompson

January 26, 1941 - February 15, 2017

James Thompson was born in Spartanburg, S.C. on January 26, 1941 to Willie Boyce Trapp of Asheville, N.C. and Caroline Trapp of Union, S.C. He departed this life February 15, 2017 in Annandale, VA. James attended public school of Spartanburg, S.C. At an early age he joined Macedonia Baptist Church and was baptized by Reverend W. L. Wilson. He was a devoted son, brother, and father. Forever...
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Cirk Arnold Dorland

March 27, 1928 - February 14, 2017

Of Annandale, on February 14, at the age of 88.Beloved husband of Margaret Dorland; father of Les (Pam), Steve, and Sherrie (Monte); grandfather of 7 and great-grandfather of 2. Friends welcome on Wednesday, February 22 from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 23 at 10 am at St. Michael Catholic Church, Annandale....
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Jane Gloria McNerney

May 5, 1927 - February 14, 2017

On February 14, 2017, Jane McNerney, age 89, of Springfield, Virginia, passed away peacefully in the presence of family as a result of complications related to heart disease. Jane, affectionately known to many as "Nina", was born on May 5, 1927 in Albany, New York and raised in Binghamton, New York. She married the love of her life, Martin A. McNerney, also of Binghamton, and they had three...
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Nelida Trujillo Pearson

June 11, 1925 - February 12, 2017

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Mark Charles West

April 18, 1955 - February 8, 2017

In Memory ofMark Charles WestApril 18, 1955 - February 8, 2017Obituary Mark Charles West (April 18, 1955 - February 8, 2017) Mark West of Alexandria, VA, born April 18, 1955, and passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. He is the beloved son of Nellie and Benjamin Victor West, precious older brother of Debra Kings of Owings Mills, MD and Sandy Klingenstein of New Bern, NC, and quirky Uncle to...
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John Charles Hagan

July 29, 1933 - February 6, 2017

"Monk"Of Springfield, VA, formerly of Oil City, PA passed away peacefully on February 6, 2017 after saying goodbye to his family. Jack was the beloved husband of 59 years to Connie Hagan and father of John (Charlie) Hagan, Jr. and Jeffrey Hagan. Jack proudly served in the US Army for 24 years, in Military Intelligence and as an Army Ranger. He will be dearly missed, especially by his dogs. A...
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Douglas B.K. Ding

November 28, 1933 - February 1, 2017

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Sook Tae Cho

March 31, 1927 - January 31, 2017

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Kevin Joseph Kisska

February 14, 1979 - January 28, 2017

Kevin Joseph Kisska (February 14, 1979 - January 28, 2017)Kevin Kisska of Falls Church, VA, born February 14, 1979, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017. He is the precious son of Stephen and Joan Kisska of Falls Church, beloved younger brother of Kris Kisska Mehigan of Glen Allen, VA, Michael Kisska of Long Beach, CA, and Kathryn Kisska-Schulze of Anderson, SC, and adored nephew, brother...
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Sam Yit Lee

September 14, 1925 - January 26, 2017

Sam Yit Lee, 91, of Fredericksburg, VA passed away peacefully on January 26, 2017 surrounded by his four children Maude, Vanessa, Diane, Kory and wife, Mary Anne Scott Lee. In addition to them, he is survived by eight nieces and nephews and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Isabel Lee and four sisters, Hung Chun Chun, Yan Keo Ching, Chew Fong Young and Bau Hung Yuen.Sam...
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James Vincent Kelly

December 12, 1920 - January 26, 2017

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Ramon Lacson Dijamco

March 1, 1956 - January 24, 2017

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Louis Julian Gatski

January 19, 1954 - January 24, 2017

GATSKI, Louis Julian CDR USN (Ret.)January 19, 1954 - January 24, 2017After a long battle with Alzheimer 's disease Lou is finally at rest. His survivors include his wife of 40 years, Sandy; children, Jason and Katie; siblings, Frankie (deceased), Karen Giuliani, Annie Harman, Joey (deceased), John, Steve, Chrisse Woods, and Tim Currey. His father, football hall of famer Frank Gatski and his...
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Wilton Lee Ward

September 2, 1927 - January 21, 2017

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Ghislaine R. Jacks

July 8, 1925 - January 20, 2017

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Susan M. Gray

July 4, 1946 - January 20, 2017

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Claudia Kost Debus

October 7, 1935 - January 19, 2017

Claudia Kost Debus, 81Claudia Kost Debus, a loving, beautiful, and cheerful wife, mother, and grandmother, was known for her outward affection for her husband, four children, five grandchildren, numerous dogs, and many friends. Claudia's sunny disposition was impossible to resist regardless of your mood; once she spotted you, you couldn't help but be moved by her radiant smile and genuine warmth....
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John Grafton Cockey

September 18, 1942 - January 18, 2017

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Elizabeth M. Coccaro

April 5, 1941 - January 17, 2017

Elizabeth (Beth) McKeon Coccaro, beloved wife of Dr. Alfred P. Coccaro, passed into the hands of the Lord on January 17, 2017. Beth was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1941, to Joseph and Madeline Sullivan McKeon. She practiced ICU nursing in Syracuse, NY, and, while in Syracuse, she met Al, and they were married in 1967. Along with her husband, she is survived by her three children: Peter, Amy,...
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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

LaVerne I. Hill, 99, of Ft. Belvoir, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 11, 2017. She was born on Aug. 1, 1917 in Chicago, IL to Oscar and Signa Gustafson. LaVerne is survived by her daughter, Marcia Hill Barnes (son-in-law C. Douglas Barnes), Spotsylvania, sister Vivian Zielin, Novi, MI, grandchildren Jessica Hall (Tim), Fayetteville, NC, Jonathan Barnes (Dana), Richmond, Juliana Custalow ...
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Maxima Duran

May 29, 1914 - January 8, 2017

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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 Walter Gillespie, Jr. was born June 23, 1933 in Hollywood, CA and passed January 3, 2017 in Alexandria, VA. Mr. Gillespie was married to Shirley Grace Gillespie, who passed September 9, 2010. Vernon and Shirley enjoyed a 56-year love affair. LTC. (Ret) Gillespie served in the U.S. Army, enlisting in 1953 and retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1992. Vernon was a Soldier's Soldier. His career...
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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

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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

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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

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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

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Chris Edward Selby

April 12, 1940 - November 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield, VA.
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Bonnie Marie Collins Mason

November 29, 1931 - November 23, 2016

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