Fallen Warriors from the 1990s

Class of 1990, Class of 1991, Class of 1992, Class of 1993, Class of 1994
Class of 1995, Class of 1996, Class of 1997, Class of 1998, Class of 1999

1990 - Henry Hsu - (1/31/2008) - The Presidents Letter Dear Fellow Runners, As you may be aware, Henry Hsu died on 31 January 2008 from injuries sustained in a car accident. Henry was very active in the Lynchburg Road Runners and had recently volunteered to be the club's Vice President. Henry had recently moved to our area from northern Virginia and shared his enthusiasm for fitness and running as a member of the Lynchburg Road Runners Club. He was very interested in helping the Club by sharing his experiences as a club member in northern Virginia. He was a huge help behind the scenes making the 2007 Virginia Ten-Miler a success. His constant encouragement and willingness to volunteer his time for the success of our community of runners will be sorely missed. Henry is survived by his daughter Olivia, age eight. If you feel so moved you may contribute to the Olivia Hsu educational fund c/o Sun Trust Bank.

1990 – Randall Sullivan (9/4/1995) – Although Randall did graduate from Wakefield he attended Wakefield freshman, sophomore, and junior years, moving for his senior year to Pass Christian, MS. He would have been in the class of 1990.
Randall Sullivan (class of 1990) died on August 4, 1995 in Gautier, MS. Mr. Sullivan was born January 29, 1972, in Natchitoches, LA, and was employed by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife, Michelle Deanne Baughn Sullivan; a daughter, Alexis Christine Sullivan, both of Gautier, his parents, D. Fred Sullivan, Jr. and Nancy (Grice) Sullivan of Pass Christian; a brother, Freddie Sullivan of Jackson; and his grandparents, A. Ross and Margie Graves of Long Beach, Darr F. Sullivan, Sr. and Marry Sullivan, both of Moncks Corner, SC.

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1991 - Christopher Linn - - Died in September 2010

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1992 - Kobie Costley - (12/25/2008) - At the Virginia Hospital Cente. Son of Ernest Jerry & Danita D. Costley. Father of Marrah Costley; brother of Kareem Costley. Also survived by paternal grandmother, Phyllis Costley; maternal grandmother, Betty Green. Buried at Pleasant Valley Memorial Park, Annandale, VA

1992 - Dwight L Gaston - (3/18/2014) - Dwight Lamont Gaston was born on December 5, in Arlington, Virginia. Dwight passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday March 18, 2014. He is mourned by his wife Rose Marie and their chihuahua Madison, his mother Delores Gaston, Grandmother Bettie Gaston, a host of family members including aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and an entire community of friends. Dwight will forever be remembered for his love of Comicon, his love of the Dallas Cowboys, his laugh, his smile, his sense of humor, and his warm embrace. The world will never see another like him. The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to each of you for your prayers and expressions of sympathy during this life changing event.

1992 - Erica Lipman Lopez - (4/6/2008) - Lopez Erica J. (Lipman) Lopez (Age 33) On April 6, 2008, Erica became God's newest angel when she lost her courageous fight against melanoma and died peacefully with family and friends at Capital Hospice Inpatient Center, Arlington, VA. Erica, a dedicated physical therapist, is survived by her beloved husband, Christian Lopez of Fairfax, VA; her father and mother, Arthur and Judith Lipman of Arlington, VA; her sister, Janna Lipman of Alexandria, VA; and her brothers, Todd Lipman of Lexington, NC and Cory Lipman of Arlington, VA. A Celebration of her Life will be held at Bethel United Church of Christ, 4347 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22203 on Sunday, April 13, 2008 starting at 1 :30 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions in Erica's name be made to Melanoma International Foundation, Melanoma Research Foundation, or Capital Hospice. Published in The Washington Post from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2008

1992 - Nels O Roningen - (3/24/1998) - Nels O. Roningen 1996 on March 24, 1998. He was twenty-four and a resident of Arlington, Virginia. An English major, Nels was involved with the Croquet Club, the Kenyon Film Society, and The Messenger while at Kenyon. He suffered an automobile accident after his junior year and transferred to George Mason University upon his recovery. Nels was a senior at George Mason, majoring in English. Nels is survived by his parents, Vernon and Jane Roningen.

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1993 - Charles Meese - (8/30/2002) - Meese, Charles M., Jr. (Age 27) Of 1205 S. Columbus St., Arlington, VA, died of unknown causes on August 30, 2002. Survived by Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Meese, Sr. and Rhonda Herndon; son Marcos Meese; one sister and two brothers, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Memorial service September 14, 2002, 12 Noon to 3 p.m. at the Carver Community Center, 1415 S. Queen St., Arlington, VA.
Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 8, 2002

1993 - Dawn Williams

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1995 - Alaric Luecke

1995 - Jerry Taybron - (8/18/2007) - A 31-year-old Woodbridge man was killed over the weekend by a suspected drunk driver whose vehicle crossed a grass median and struck the man, who was riding a motorcycle in the opposite direction, police said yesterday. Police said Jerry Damon Taybron was taken to George Washington University Hospital after the crash, which occurred at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead an hour later. The accident happened at South Walter Reed Drive and South 19th Street in Arlington County, police said. Police said the driver, James Turner Kendall, Jr., 63, of Arlington, was arrested and charged with manslaughter and driving under the influence. He is being held in the Arlington jail. Taybron had ties to the Nauck community in South Arlington, police said. "The sad reality is that every day, thousands of motorists make a dangerous decision to drive drunk, putting themselves and others at risk," Arlington Police Chief M. Douglas Scott said at a news conference announcing a crackdown on drunken driving. "We are doing everything we can to discourage this reckless behavior."

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1996 - Michael J Corbett - (11/1/2008) - Michael James Corbett On Sunday, November 1, 2008, in Arlington, VA, Michael James Corbett, husband Tekeia Corbett; son of Deborah Hicks; father of Tyron, Michael and Tiani Corbett; brother of Yonna (Terry) Newton and Darrell Evans. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. Corbett may be viewed at Chinn Funeral Service, 2605 S. Shirlington Rd., Arlington, VA on Monday, November 10 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Interment Bethel Cemetery.
Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 8, 2008

1996 - Daniel Christopher Johnson (1-4-2013) - Aug 5, 1977 Jan 4, 2013 1st Lt. Daniel Christopher Johnson, 35, of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., passed away January 4, 2013, at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace, Md. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Charles and Joann Jackson Johnson. He was currently active in the U.S. Army where he served two deployments in Iraq and one in Kuwait. Johnson's overseas tours include Germany and South Korea. He was highly decorated and a recipient of the Bronze Star. 1st Lt. Johnson was a Chemical Soldier for the 22d Chemical Battalion (TE) whose last job was Executive Officer for 46th Chemical Company. In addition to his parents, Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Carmelita D. Johnson; and sons, Christopher Dominic Johnson and Phillip Anthony Johnson both of APG.

1996 - Melinda M Somers - (11/1/1997) - Buried Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, VA section J

1996 - James E Staton - (6/12/2004) - James Edward "Jamie" Staton, born July 8, 1977, departed in a devastating auto crash June 13, 2004. He loved life and always lived it as hard as he could go. It was an adventure to him. He loved hunting and he loved driving. He was and is a treasure. The much beloved son of Virginia Beach Police Chaplain Director Donald R. Staton and Barbara Sue Petty Staton, his mother preceded him in death 2 1/2 years ago and he missed her so very, very much. Now they are together looking forward to greeting the rest of us in Fathers appointed time. Jamie is survived by his father; his brother, Donald T. Staton and wife Angel; two sisters, Donna Staton Ence, who became as a mother to Jamie after his mother’s passing, and Barbara Staton- Bell and husband Carl Bell Jr., all of whom he loved dearly; several nieces and nephews, to many of whom he was like a brother because he was so close to their ages, Lee Anna Geoghegan, Tommy and Adam Staton, April Martinez Banaag and Crystal Martinez; three grandnieces; and more friends than can be numbered. Jamie is also survived by two uncles and three aunts of his mother’s family, James Edward Petty, after whom Jamie was named, and his Wife Thelma of Natural Bridge, Va., Daniel R. Petty and his wife Debbie of Clifton Forge, Va. and Jeanette Petty Dunman of Buchanan, Va.; plus numerous cousins of these families, many of whom he hunted with in the mountains.
He was a site preparer and layout man for Wilmik Inc., concrete contractors of Virginia Beach, where he worked with and among many friends. He tried many jobs before he came to Wilmik where he finally found his workplace and the job that he loved. He set reinforcing steel, laid out, dug and poured many foundations and footings all over the Tidewater area ... and bogged down some equipment in the mud from time to time. He was often described by those he met as an unusual young man, well-mannered, polite, fun loving and good.
There will be a viewing and visitation at Kellum Funeral Home, 601 Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach, today from 6 to 8 p.m. The memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a .m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 5181 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, with a reception of food and fellowship following the service. Interment will be private at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to either Christian Mission Fellowship Church or Virginia Beach Police Community Relations Chaplain Association Inc., mailing address for both is 3709 Beacon Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - Friday, June 18, 2004

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1997 - Amanda Habtemariam - (12/7/1997)

1997 - Brent E Saunders - (8/11/1999) - Buried Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, VA, plot 42-170-1

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1998 - Kevin Ly - (11/27/2017) - Long Cong "Kevin" Ly, 38, of Luray, Virginia, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 27, at Page Memorial Hospital, after collapsing during his morning workout. Kevin, known as "Rev Kev", was the senior pastor of the Main Street Baptist Church in Luray. On Oct. 21 of this year, he married Jacqueline "Jackie" Wright, a Fauquier County native. They honeymooned in Malta and Sicily, and spent Kevin's last weekend helping out at Jackie's family's Christmas tree farm, and decorating their home for their first married Christmas together.
Kevin, who grew up in Arlington, Virginia, was known to his vast circle of friends as a caring and compassionate man of God, who lived his life with passion and purpose. He charmed everyone he met with his warmth, his broad smile, his intelligence and his great sense of humor. He was famous for the numerous and hilarious hashtags on his social media posts. As a minister, Kevin touched many lives. He was driven to make his church a force for good in the community. Kevin was previously a ministry associate at Gateway Community Church in South Riding, Virginia; youth pastor and campus minister at Parkwood Baptist Church, Fairfax, Virginia; youth pastor at Calvary Hill Baptist Church, Fairfax, Virginia; and youth pastor at Greenbrier Baptist Church, Arlington, Virginia. Kevin loved working with and counseling young people. Many of the youth he worked with over the years are now adults who remember how Kevin transformed their lives.
He was the oldest son of Chau and Quyen Ly of Fairfax. Born in Hong Kong on Sept. 20, 1979, during his parents' immigration from Vietnam to the United States, Kevin lived in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, as a child before the family moved to Arlington. Kevin was close to the late Russell Myers, the family's sponsor in immigrating to the United States. Kevin cared for his "Grandpa" before he died in 2016.
Kevin earned his master of divinity degree in 2015 from the John Leland Center for Theological Studies, Falls Church, Virginia, and had been accepted into the doctor of ministry program at McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, Atlanta. He earned a psychology degree from George Mason University in 2003, having previously earned an associate's degree in business management from Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge.
Kevin was a 1998 graduate of Wakefield High School, Arlington, where he played football and baseball, and had also attended Chantilly High School for two years. He loved golf, hiking out in nature, a good meal, rooting for the Florida State Seminoles and spending time with family and friends. He and Jackie enjoyed traveling and immersing themselves in the culture of new places. In addition to his wife and parents, Kevin is survived by his grandparents, Mu Yang Li, of Ohio, and Heng Jin Deng, of California, his uncle and aunt Shan Li and Meiyi Li, of Ohio, his sister, Diep "Karen" Ly, of South Riding, his brother, Kenny Ly, of Richmond, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Kevin was proceeded in death by his grandparents Heng Hong Chuong and Nga Ngoc Mac, of California. He is also survived by his wife's family: her parents William and Laura Wright, of Marshall, and sisters Emily Wright of Richmond and Lydia Wright of College Park, Maryland.
A visitation will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Westover Baptist Church, 1125 Patrick Henry Drive, Arlington, Virginia, with a Celebration of Life service to begin at 3 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend the graveside service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, at National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kevin's memory to World Vision International at https://www.worldvision.org/donate or International Justice Mission at https://www.ijm.org/give.

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