Staff - Marjorie Acker - (11/6/2010) - Marjorie M. (Doman) Kaiser, unexpectedly passed away on November 6, 2010, in Montpellier, France, while on vacation with her son and daughter-in-law. Marjorie was born in 1933 in Alton, Illinois, to a large family, and from an early age she loved learning and especially the power of the written word. She excelled in theater, literature, and Spanish at Illinois State University, and taught middle and high school in Sydney, Illinois, Tucson, Arizona, and Arlington, Virginia, eventually becoming a supervisor of instruction. She continued her career at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia, earning both an M.A. and Ed.D. She received numerous University Awards for Teaching Excellence and an Outstanding Alumna Award from Virginia Tech. In 1977, she joined the Education Department at the University of Louisville, where she taught as full professor until retirement in 2002. In 1981, she co-founded the Louisville Writing Project-a branch of the National Writing Project-whose motto "teachers teaching teachers" reflects the collaborative and deeply personal approaches she valued in education. While at the University of Louisville, she received the Red Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching (2000), was inducted into the Golden Key Society (1996), received the Distinguished Teaching Award (1987), and received the Kentucky Department of Education Recognition Award (1995). Upon retiring, she was named Professor Emerita. She served on the National Writing Project Advisory Board and with the National and Kentucky Councils of Teachers of English, and was an educational consultant with Jefferson County Public Schools and throughout the state and nation. She co-authored a textbook on writing and self-expression, penned dozens of articles and reviews, and was a longtime contributor and editor on Adolescent Literature for the ALAN Review. "Praise first" was Marjorie's rule in responding to others' efforts. She helped hundreds of teachers to spread their wings and, through them, encouraged thousands of students to tell their stories and move the world through writing. A great mentor, she brought insight, laughter, and love to all who knew her. She cherished her family and delighted in reunions, correspondence, homemade theater, music and games. Her friends from all walks of life remember her as a devoted listener and advisor, and a vivacious and generous companion. She was preceded in death by sisters, Shirley Terry and Judith Gregs. Marjorie is survived by her son, Gregory Acker (Brenda Wirth); brothers and sisters, Geraldine Judd, Lewis Doman (Joanne), Katherine Brandt, Patricia Wooley (Rich), Constance Duffield (Graham), Thomas Doman, David Doman (Virginia), Roger Doman (Vicki), and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. A memorial service in Celebration of Marjorie's life will be 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, December 4th at the University of Louisville's University Club (Belknap Campus off Cardinal Blvd). A Memory Book is being compiled and contributions may be sent to Gregory Acker, 518 E. Kentucky Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40203, or Gacker@aol.com.
Staff - Buelah Anderson - (7/12/2002)
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Staff - Robert Armstrong - (12/13/2009) - Robert (Bob) Armstrong (67) passed away Sunday, December 13 at his home in Fairfield Harbour. Bob was born April 13, 1942 in Scotia, N.Y., where he was raised by his parents, Walter and Marion Armstrong. Bob excelled in basketball and football in high school and was awarded a full basketball scholarship to The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he received his BS in Physical Education and Health in 1964 and his MA in Secondary School Administration in 1965. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. In 1963 Bob married his high school sweetheart, Sandy Fahey. He taught and coached basketball and football in Alexandria and Arlington, VA high schools beginning in 1965 and in 1971 moved into high school administration. He was a member of the Education Fraternity, Phi Delta Kappa. He concluded his career working in the Superintendent's Office as Capital Improvement Construction Coordinator. In 1997 he and Sandy retired to New Bern, North Carolina. Bob was fond of saying, “I wasn't born here, but got here as soon as I could.” While in Virginia Bob was active in The United Methodist Church as senior high youth fellowship leader, Sunday School teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. He coached his son's soccer team and was Board Member and swim team coordinator at the neighborhood pool. Bob was an avid fisherman and particularly enjoyed deep sea fishing. He was a member of The Fairfield Harbour Fishing Club, Past President of the New Bern Kiwanis Club, Board Member of New Bern Civic Theater, produced several musicals for the Civic Theater, and was an active member of Centenary United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sandra Fahey Armstrong; daughter, Danelle Armstrong of Kernersville, NC; two sons, Chaz Armstrong of Austin, TX and Patrick Armstrong of Alexandria, VA., two grandchildren, Sabrina and Ryne Ritt; his sister, Joyce Armstrong of Middletown, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at a Memorial Service at Centenary United Methodist Church in New Bern, at 2:00 pm, Thursday, December 17, with a reception following in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers we ask for donations to either The American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) at 930 – B Wellness Blvd, Greenville, NC 27834 or Centenary United Methodist Church (www.centenarychurch.com) at P.O. Box 1388, New Bern, NC 28563.
Staff - Gil Ascunce - (12/29/2002)
Staff - Nathaniel Avery - MORGANTON - Nathaniel Avery was born May 5, 1939 to the late Bulo and Bertha Avery, the sixth of seven children; he attended Willow Tree Elementary School in Morganton. He was recognized early on as a bright student and athlete. He showed an interest in drama, starring in several plays. He loved sports and in his later years spent hours watching football, college basketball, women's basketball and track & field events. He attended Olive Hill High School where he received a full football scholarship to Jackson State University. He was an alert game strategist and enjoyed discussing the merits of various plays with his son, grandsons and former students. Nathaniel played football at his Alma Mater Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, assisting their team in their 1961 and 1962 National Black Championship wins, serving alongside several NFL draft picks. He was an educator (Henderson Institute, Wakefield High School and Thomas Jefferson Junior High), Football coach, track coach and drivers education instructor, serving both North Carolina and Virginia students, teaching Health and Physical Education. His Wakefield track teams won the District Championship for the years 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979. Coach Avery was selected as the Track Coach of the Year in 1978 and held the position of Sergeant at Arms for the Northern VA Coaches Association. He retired from teaching in 2001 and enjoyed a colorful, relaxing retirement with his large, loving family. He was married three times, the first wife being the late Dorothy Baker-Avery, with whom he had five children Steven Avery, Teresa (Kevin) Morgan, Natalie (Carl) Ross, Fawn Avery and the late Dawn Avery. He was married to Beverly Avery and had two stepsons Ken and Troy Grow. He was later married to Betty J. Avery and had a stepson Terence David. Nathaniel passed away Saturday March 2, 2019, after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, his older brother, James (Grace) Avery; his sisters, Mary Cuthbertson, Dorothy (Roosevelt) Berry and Corine (Charles) Hunter, his first wife, Dorothy; and his daughter, Dawn. He was looking forward to meeting his first great-granddaughter in April. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving brother, Herman (Frances) Avery; his sisters, Mildred (the late Howard) Rankin and Kate (the late William) Ervin; his children and grandchildren, Michael Avery (Danielle), Carmen Ross, Stefawn Ross (Shontel), Nadia Avery (Brandon), Olivia Avery; his great-grandchildren, Dorian, Drew, and Dominick Avery and Sydney Ross; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Note from the Family: "We honor our Father, Brother, Teacher, Coach, Mentor and Friend for his public service, and for his private care and guidance. He displayed strength and courage through all his adversities, humor and mischief through all his happiness; and love and care throughout his life. He was as big a personality as we will ever have the pleasure to meet. Thank you Nathaniel for all that you brought to our lives." Special Thanks to his close friends, Carl Neal, Veronica Pierce, Dawn Jones and Terence Rollins. The family will receive friends Friday March 8, at Kirksey Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday March 9, from 11 to 1130 a.m., at Shiloh AME Church. Funeral Services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery The Family has entrusted arrangements to Kirksey Funeral Home of Morganton.
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Staff - Vinoo Bawa - (5/27/2004) - Vinoo Idnani Bawa; Psychologist In Arlington County Schools Tuesday,June 15, 2004; Page B06 Vinoo Idnani Bawa, 70, a retired school psychologist who spent her career working in the Arlington County school system, died May 27 of complications of breast and bone cancer at Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington. Mrs. Bawa, a McLean resident, was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and raised in Bombay. As a young woman, she studied classical Indian dance and performed professionally. She received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in philosophy from Bombay University. In the mid-1950s, she moved to the United States to attend MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill., where she received a master's degree in clinical psychology. She accompanied her husband, K.S. Bawa, a civil engineer, on assignments to Iran, Nigeria, Bolivia and Taiwan. They settled in the Washington area in 1966. She soon began a career as an educational psychologist with Arlington Public Schools. Although she worked with students of various ages, most of her career was spent at Randolph Elementary School. Mrs. Bawa retired in 2001, but she continued to work part time until her death. She belonged to numerous professional organizations and was treasurer of the Marjorie F. Hughes Fund for Children, an Arlington charity that provides eyeglasses, hearing aids, bike helmets and other supplies to needy school children. Travel was one of her greatest passions. She took extended trips to London to visit her mother and brothers, toured most of Europe, visited the Great Wall of China, hiked the Himalayas, stood on an Alaskan glacier and went on safari in Africa. In addition to her husband of 44 years, who lives in McLean, survivors include two daughters, Geeti Bawa of Arlington and Malini Bawa of Potomac; and three brothers. © 2004 The Washington Post Co
Staff - William Lewis "Toon" Benson - (1/23/1991) - Retired Navy Rear Admiral William Lewis Benson, 89, a former math teacher and decorated war veteran, died January 23, 1991 at his home in Alexandria, Virginia, after a long illness. A native of Vittsjo, Sweden, he came to the US as an infant with his family, which settled in Kingston, New York. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1925 with a bachelor's degree in engineering. He received a master's in education from George Washington University in the late 1950s. Most of his Navy career was spent in cruisers and destroyers. He was twice awarded the Legion of Merit during World War II. He was also awarded French Croix de Guerre for his actions during the invasion of Normandy. After graduating from the Navy War College in 1938, was assigned to duty in the War Plans Division of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, DC. He was serving as engineer officer of battleship Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor and was commended for directing the rescue of 32 members of the crew who were trapped in the hull when the ship capsized. During the war, served aboard the cruiser Brooklyn and was commended for his part in the rescue of 1,173 survivors of the transport Wakefield, which burned at sea. In 1943, was promoted to the rank of Commander and became an aide to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He became a Captain in 1944 and commanded a task group that escorted 17 convoys across the Atlantic. After his 1955 retirement from active duty as Commander of the Navy Station in Green Cove Springs, Florida, he taught math at public and private schools here for 15 years, including Wakefield High School, Congressional and the Bullis Preparatory schools. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gertrude Douglas Perry Benson; two sons, retired Army Major William Lewis Benson Jr, of Huntsville, Alabama, and retired Navy Captain Perry Southall Benson of Panama City, Florida; two grandsons; and a great-grandson. Services will be at the Fort Myer Chapel, with burial in Arlington National Cemetery. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in form of contributions to USNA Alumni Assn or the American Cancer Society. The Admiral is buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery with his wife, Gertrude Parry Benson, October 3, 1901 - February 17, 1998
Staff - Victor W Blue Jr - (5/21/2008) - Victor Blue, Jr., 84, passed away peacefully on May 21st in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Elizabeth; son Neill Blue and his wife Margaret of Oakton, VA.; son Stuart Blue and his wife Lynn of Topsail Beach, NC.; daughter Laura Hirtz and her husband Ken of Richmond, VA.; and daughter Carla Brownstein, her husband Bobby, and their sons Daniel and Jackson of Houston, TX. He was born on March 22, 1924, the only son of Edna P. and Victor Blue in Rocky Mount, NC. Most of his youth was spent in Washington, D.C. where he was a member of the Western Presbyterian Church. A veteran of World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during his senior year of high school, serving first as a hospital corpsman and then as a V-7 Cadet. During the Korean War, he was commissioned as a medical services officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, served in a physical reconditioning hospital, and then remained an active reservist until 1980. Following graduation from Western High School, he attended the University of North Carolina and Emory University, receiving a master's degree in Education. In 1949, he began a long career in public education in Arlington, VA., as a teacher, athletic coach, and as an administrator. He received many awards as a wrestling coach, referee, and wrestling rules interpreter, including being selected to referee at the 1978 NCAA wrestling championship tournament and induction into the Virginia High School Hall of Fame in 1993. He served as the principal of Wakefield High School from 1969 until his retirement in 1982. He was blessed with a healthy, happy retirement for more than twenty years, and enjoyed fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, traveling to Mexico, golfing, and cooking for family and friends. A memorial service will be held in the Dunn Chapel, Memorial Hermann Hospital at 11 a.m. on Saturday May 24th and, following the service, friends are welcome to visit with family at 5922 Willowbend Boulevard from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wakefield High School Scholarship Fund or to a charity of choice. The family would like to recognize and offer sincere thanks to the physicians, nurses, and other health care providers at Memorial Hermann Hospital and elsewhere for their care and support over the last several years. Published in Houston Chronicle on May 23, 2008.
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Staff - Duane K Branstiter - (7/31/1975) - Buried in L'Eau Qui Court Cemetery, Niobrara, NE
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Staff - Francis M Campbell - (7/4/2014) - Herald Tribune, Sarasota, Florida, July 9 to July 10, 2014 Francis M. Campbell, 96, of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Oil City, Pennsylvania and Arlington, Virginia, died on July 4, 2014. A private family service will be held. Funeral arrangements by: Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife Elizabeth, stepsons, Dr. Brad Stith (Ellen) of Gainesville, FL, Greg Stith (Stacy) of Sarasota, FL and a step-daughter, Debby (Larry) of Greenville, S.C., also nephews, Ron Campbell, James Campbell and niece, Cathy Danzer. Francis earned a B.S. degree in Education, and M.A. Degree and Ed.D from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University, D.C. and American University, D.C. respectively. He was a longtime member of the American Psychological Association, Division 17, and Counseling Psychologists. He was a USAF veteran of WWII. He served in both the European and Pacific theatres as a Fighter Controller. (Radar) He served as Captain with sixteen years active Reserve time. Francis was awarded a Bronze Star and Three Battle Stars. His first wife, Marietta Settle of Oil City, Pennsylvania, preceded him in death in 1975. Guest Book at www.wiegandbrothers.com
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Staff - Mable Coakley - (3/5/2000) - The Star-Ledger, Newark, New Jersey - March 8, 2000 Services for Mrs. Mable E. Coakley, 85, of Highland Park will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the First Reformed Church, New Brunswick. Arrangements are by the Jaqui-Kuhn Funeral Home, Highland Park. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Virginia. Mrs. Coakley, who died Sunday in the Francis E. Parker Home, New Brunswick, was a mathematics teacher at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, from 1955 through 1970. Previously, she had taught in various schools in western New York state. Mrs. Coakley was a graduate of Houghton College, Houghton, New York. She was a Deacon at the First Baptist Church of Claredon in Arlington, Virginia, and a choir member and soloist at several Baptist churches. Born in Friendship, New York, Mrs. Coakley lived in western New York state and Arlington before moving to Highland Park in 1988. Surviving are two sons, John and James F.; a brother, Richard Farwell, and four grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 299 Cherry Hill Road, Parsippany, New Jersey 07054. Burial National Memorial Park, Falls Church, VA
Staff - Margarite Crawford
Staff - Richard Crone - (5/27/2009) - Richard N. Crone, 76, of Bay Colony, Del., died Wednesday May 27, 2009, at Beebe Medical Center in Delaware of congestive heart failure. Born at Omaha, he was raised in Beatrice and graduated from Beatrice High School in 1950. He was a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln and taught physics in Nebraska and Virginia before joining NASA. Dick was with the Public Affairs Office at Goddard Space Flight Center. In retirement, he belonged to the Fenwick Island Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Fifi; sons, Erik Crone of Pateley Bridge, U.K., and Steven and wife Gretchen Crone of Chicago, Ill., Ron and wife Lora Snider of Richmond, Ky., and Jeff and wife Tena Snider of Fredericksburg, Va. He leaves 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor and husband Leonard Esch of Beatrice, Margaret and husband James Orme of Medina, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Irma Crone. Entombment will occur on Tuesday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots' Way, Millsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Dick’s name to the American Cancer Society. Copyright 2015 Beatrice Daily Sun
Staff - Chloe H Davies - (2/10/2003) - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Florida - February 13, 2003 Chloe H. Davies, 90, Sarasota, Florida, died February 10, 2003. She was born November 22, 1912, in Green Forest, Arkansas, and came to Sarasota in 1999 from McLean, Virginia. She retired after after 25 years as an executive secretary to four different principals at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. She was president of the Ladies Arlington Optimist Club, secretary of the Arlington Women's Club and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for many years. She was an elder and deacon for many years at Arlington Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband of 69 years, William R.; a daughter, Lynne Norwood of Sarasota; a son, William C. of Honolulu; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Burial Sarasota Memorial Park, Sarasota, Florida
Staff - Rae Edythe Davis - (9/3/1996) - Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, Massachusetts - September 6, 1996 Rae E. (Downey) Davis, 64, of 9 Royal Road, died Tuesday in University of Massachusetts Hospital after a long illness. Her husband, Robert E. Davis died in 1984. She leaves two sons, Robert E. Davis II and Raymond J. Davis, both of Worcester. Born in Worcester, daughter of Raymond J. and Edyth K. (Solin) Downey, she lived 20 years in Arlington, Virginia, before moving back to Worcester in 1984. Mrs. Davis was a clerk for McGraw-Hill Publishing in Washington, D.C., and was an antiques dealer in Worcester. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow in Linquist-Lundin Funeral Home, 36 Butler Street. Burial will be in New Swedish Cemetery. A calling hour is 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow at the funeral home.
Staff - Ruth A Dial - (5/1/2014)
Staff - Frances Dieffenbach - (1/15/1999) - Buried in Columbia Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, VA Section M
Staff - Donald L Diffenbaugh - (3/9/2005) - Falls Church News-Press, Falls Church, Virginia, March 31 - April 6, 2005 Former Wakefield High Teacher Donald Diffenbaugh Dies at 77 Dr. Donald Louis Diffenbaugh, 77, a teacher at Wakefield High School for 33 years, died peacefully March 9 of Parkinson's disease with his son John Diffenbaugh and care provider Vicky Morales at his bedside. Dr. Diffenbaugh was born in Huntington, Indiana June 13, 1927. He graduated from Huntington High School in 1945 and a week later enlisted in the Navy with his parents signatures on the enlistment papers. He was not 18 for another week and in a hurry to join his two older brothers Robert and Richard already serving in the Army and Navy. He served on a Navy ship during World War II, mainly in the Philippines, Leyte Gulf region. After serving in the Navy, he received his Bachelor of the Arts from Huntington College in 1950. He continued his education and earned a Masters of Arts in 1952 from Indiana University. He then moved to Arlington, Virginia to pursue a career in teaching at Wakefield High School and to be near the center of politics, Washington D.C. He started at Wakefield High School in 1954 as an English and Social Studies teacher, but spent a majority of his tenure teaching AP Government Studies. He played saxophone and clarinet in several dance bands including "The Rhythm Rockets", "The Harmoniers";, and "The Sonny Hawthorn Band', and performed on weekends at The Nightingale and Hillbilly Heaven in Alexandria, Virginia for about twenty years. He was a member of the Musicians'; Union and later set up his own combo using student and teachers at Wakefield High School. He took a sabbatical leave in 1962-1963 for a teaching fellowship at George Washington University and began work on his PH.D earning a Master of Philosophy in 1970 and then his Doctor of Philosophy in 1973. After retiring from Wakefield High School in 1987 he remained in his home in Baileys Crossroads until his death and lived at his home for 42 years. During retirement he spent his time attending dances, playing tennis, going to garage sales, auctions, and refinishing furniture (especially old trunks and frames). He also worked with his son in contracting and construction, and helped build townhouses in the Harpers Ferry, West Virginia area. He was delighted to run into former students and received phone calls from them and was very proud of his students accomplishments. His marriage to Shiela Diffenbaugh ended in divorce. His survivors include: his son, John Stuart Diffenbaugh of Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia; his daughter, DeLee Ann Yaukey of Germantown, Maryland; his Granddaughter Claudia Ann Diffenbaugh of Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia; Brothers, Robert Henry Diffenbaugh of Huntington, Indiana and Richard Max Diffenbaugh. Burial for Don Diffenbaugh will be at Arlington Cemetery Monday, April 4, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. with a military ceremony. Viewing will be Friday, April 1, 2005 at 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Everly Funeral Home, 6161 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia, phone number 703-532-5161 Burial:Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, Plot: Sec: 8-BB Row 5, Site: 1 Note: COXS US NAVY
Staff - Kenneth Fife Dixon - (7/31/1995) - Buried Saint George Cemetery, St. George, UT
Staff - Nell P Doud - (7/5/1970)
Staff - Ruth Dowden - (6/4/1988) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. On Saturday, June 4, 1988, of Arlington, Virginia, Ruth Q. Dowden, wife of the late R. Melvin Dowden; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call at The Arlington Funeral Home, 3901 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held on Wednesday, June 8th, 10 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3228 O Street, N.W. Washington D.C. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Falls Church, Virginia. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Church Memorial Fund.c/o R. Melvin Dowden.
Staff - Grace Dupree - (4/14/1998)
Staff - William Edmondson - (5/15/2009) - Tribute & Message From the Family On Sunday, March 15, 2009 in Ashburn, Virginia, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his beloved daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Romey Burgin, three cherished granddaughters, Marianne, Elizabeth and Charlotte and his dear sister, Helen Harris. He is preceded in death by his wife, Iris Edmondson and son, Bill Edmondson. Mr. Edmondson was a Major in the USAF, having served in WWII with the Weather Reconnaissance Division. He then obtained his Master’s Degree from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in Physical Education. He began his teaching career at Fairfax High School and retired after 30 years of distinguished service with Fairfax County Schools. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 1 l AM at the Everly Funeral Home, 10565 Main Street, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. Inurnment will follow in Fairfax City Cemetery.
Staff - Helen Fenton - (9/17/1996) - The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Washington - September 20, 1996 - Service for Helen E. Fenton, 89, will be at 2 p.m. today at the Bethel Chapel of Sunnyside Retirement Community. Lindsey Funeral Homes in Harrisonburg is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Fenton, who was born in Palouse, Washington, died Tuesday. Mrs. Fenton was a graduate of Washington State University and later received a master's degree from George Washington University. She taught French at Cle Elum (Washington) High School and later taught English and Latin at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa scholastic honorary, the P.E.O., and the Bunker Hill (West Virginia) Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her husband, Floyd; a daughter, Joan Pine of Chicago; a son, Jerry Fenton of St. Paul, Minnesota; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church in Bunker Hill, the Sunnyside Presbyterian Retirement Community in Harrisonburg or the First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg.
Staff - Irene Flack - (1/21/1981) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - January 21, 1981 Deceased Name: Irene Flack, Baker, Mother Of Popular Singer Irene Flack, 69, a retired chief baker at Wakefield High School in Arlington and the mother of singer Roberta Flack, died of cancer Saturday at her home in Alexandria. Mrs. Flack, who was born in Weaverville, North Carolina, moved to the Washington area in the early 1940's. She began working at Wakefield in the mid-1950s and retired in 1971. She was a member of the Lomax A.M.E. Zion Church in Arlington. She was the organist of the Senior Choir there, the organist and director of Youth Choir, and a member of the Missionary and Stewardess boards and of the Church Women United. She also was in charge of the church's Women's Day activities. Her husband, Laron, died in 1959. In addition to Roberta Flack of New York City, survivors include one son, Leroy Flack of Oxon Hill; two other daughters, LaRene Flack of Oxen Hill, and Ingrid Flack-Myers of Atlanta; one sister, Della Baird of New York City; two brothers, Gilbert and Pindar Council, both of Arlington, and five grandchildren. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Lomax A.M.E. Zion Building Fund, 2706 South 24th Road, Arlington
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Staff - James Fouche - (7/30/1994) - Buried Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Herndon, VA
Staff - Tempe Franklin - (3/16/2000)
Staff - George P Freisem - (unknown)
Staff - Robert Joseph Frulla - (11/28/2010) - ROBERT J. FRULLA On November 28, 2010 Beloved husband of Joyce E. Frulla for 55 years, loving father of Susan M. LaForce, Nancy J. Gilmore (Steve) and Robert J. Frulla Jr (JaneAnne). Grandfather of Andrew LaForce (Jodi), Michelle LaForce, Mitch Gilmore, Trent Gilmore, Robert Frulla III, Beau Frulla and Caroline Frulla. Born November 9, 1930 in Pawlet, VT the youngest of 12 from Italian immigrant parents. After graduating high school from Warrensburg Central in NY, he joined the Air Force in January of 1951 and served 29 months in the Korean conflict. Upon returning he attended George Washington University on a football scholarship and was a two way starter on the 1957 Sun Bowl Champion Team. He was captain his senior year and won many awards for his outstanding play as a lineman including election into the GW Hall of Fame. Upon graduating from GW he coached football (and Track) (and taught World History, Health and Physical Education) for several years (at Wakefield High School, Arlington County, Virginia) until going to work for Transway Corporation and eventually becoming President of Freight Forwarders Institute of America until retirement. Bob was a fun loving man who was a fierce competitor both on the football field and the golf course. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, Va on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to George Washington University's Colonial Athletic Fund https://my.gwu.edu/mod/online giving/index.cfm (select Athletics then Colonial Athletic Fund). Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 30, 2010
Staff - Helen Gardner - (2/17/2000) - The Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts - February 20, 2000 Helen Lovejoy Gardner of Winchester, a lay eucharistic minister at Trinity Church in Boston, died Thursday in her home. She was 68. Mrs. Gardner was born in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She attended Concord High School and Endicott Junior College in Beverly, Massachusetts. She lived in Waltham, Massachusetts, Long Beach, California, Washington, D.C., Mare Island, California, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, before settling in Winchester, Massachusetts. Her husband was in the military for 20 years. Mrs. Gardner was a former president of the Winchester Home and Garden Club and a member of the EnKa Society, a women's charitable and service organization in Winchester. She was also a member of the Flower Guild at Trinity Church and officiated at evening prayer services. Previously, she was a member of the First Congregational Church of Winchester, where she served on several boards and committees. She leaves her husband, Richmond; two daughters, Cynthia Gardner Willis of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, and Amy E. of South Boston; two sons, Richmond L. of Pensacola, Florida, and David F. of New York; a twin sister, Louise Simmons, of Amherst, New Hampshire; and a grandchild. The funeral will be held in Trinity Church on Thursday at 5 p.m. Burial will be February 26 in Oakwood Cemetery in East Quogue, New York.
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Staff - Rosamond Gitzen - (6/9/1997) - Buried Felts Memorial Cemetery, Galax, VA
Staff - Gertrude Golla - (3/17/2004) - Buried Holly Cross Cemetery, Danielson, Connecticut
Staff - Gerald Groves - (6/3/1996) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - July 5, 1996 Gerald R. Groves, 80, an English and history teacher who retired in 1982 from Wakefield High School after about 30 years with the Arlington County school system, died of respiratory failure June 30 at Cherrydale Health Care Center in Arlington. A resident of Arlington, he had lived in the Washington area since 1945. Mr. Groves was born in Hornell, New York. He was a graduate of George Washington University, where he received a master's degree in education. He served in the Army in Europe during World War 11. He taught at Thomas Jefferson Junior High School before transferring to Wakefield in 1959. After he retired, he was a real estate broker for 10 years with Hanlon Associates in Arlington. He had been president of the Arlington Education Association and was a member of Cherrydale United Methodist Church. His marriage to Pandora Groves ended in divorce. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Celeste B. Groves of Arlington; two children from his first marriage, Michael William Groves of Hudson, New Hampshire, and Kelly Davidson of Fairfax; a son from his second marriage, Glenn Richard Groves of Arlington; two brothers; two sisters; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Staff - Harold E Gunnels - (5/25/2004) - Harold Edgar "John" Gunnels - 83, of Richmond, passed away May 25, 2004. He is survived by his sons and daughters, Sandra J. Phillips, H. Edgar "Sonny" Gunnels II, Richard A. Gunnels and his wife, Diane, Carroll Austin Cohen, Sidney G. McGrath and her husband, James, Stephan B. Gunnels, Jon-Gwynn "Gigi" Gunnels; and Tracy G. Ward and her husband, Robert. Also survived by his grandchildren, Teresa, Jennifer, Dinelle, Colin and Taylor; his great-grandchildren, Sarah, Nathaniel and Makaihla. Interment will be private. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held in June with details to be announced at a later date. Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA) - Friday, May 28, 2004
Staff - Maynard K Haithcock - (11/19/2016)
Staff - Mary Hamilton
Staff - Jean Gonseth Hanchette - (5/24/2001) - The York Daily Record, York, Pennsylvania - May 26, 2001 Jean Gonseth Hanchette, 83, of Honey Brook, Chester County, formerly of East Berlin, died Thursday at Hickory House in Honey Brook. She was the wife of Markham W. Hanchette. The service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Red Mount United Methodist Church, Baltimore Pike, East Berlin. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Viewing will be 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The Feiser Funeral Home Inc., 306 Harrisburg Street, East Berlin, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hanchette was born August 22, 1917, in Brownville, New York. She was the daughter of the late Miles and Bina (Parker) Gonseth. She was a member of Red Mount United Methodist Church; a former officer of Lake Meade Community Club; a 1935 graduate of Brownville-Glen Park High School and a graduate of Elmira College; she was featured in the Evening Sun about collecting cookbooks. Mrs. Hanchette also is survived by a daughter, Diana D. Masten of Atglen; two grandsons; two sisters, Ida Louise Parker of Watertown, New York, and Doris West of Brownville, New York; and nieces and a nephew. Officiating at the service will be her pastor, the Reverend Thomas M. Shatto.
Staff - Mary Davidson Hancock- (1/12/2017) - Mary Davidson Hancock died on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Colonnades, where she had lived for nearly 20 years. She was born on July 24, 1919, in Jonesville, Lee County, Va., the daughter of the late William Lee Davidson, Esq., and Zelma Albert Davidson. She was predeceased by her brother, William Lee Davidson; her twin sister, Jamie Davidson Smith; and her husband, John Harrison Hancock. She graduated from Madison College (now JMU) in 1941 and received a M.Ed. from UVA. She taught in the Staunton City Schools, in Lee County Public Schools, and Arlington County Public Schools. She is survived by a nephew, a niece, and a handful of cousins. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. A simple service and interment will be held at a later date at the Davidson Family Cemetery in Jonesville.
Staff - Virginia Talbott Harbour - (7/25/1992) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - July 29,1992 Virginia Talbott Harbour, 76, a home economics teacher in the Arlington County public schools in the mid-1960s who was active in church and cultural groups, died July 25 at Fairfax Hospital after a stroke. She lived in Annandale. Mrs. Harbour had taught at Wakefield and Yorktown high schools. She helped organize family life and child development education programs for the Arlington schools. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Alexandria, the National Cathedral Association, the Alexandria Choral Society, the Metropolitan Opera Guild and the Little Theatre Association of Alexandria. She had played the piano. Mrs. Harbour was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. She graduated from Park College in Missouri, where she majored in English and home economics. She taught in Iowa and Nebraska before coming to the Washington area in 1956. Survivors include her husband, Stuart Lee Harbour, whom she married in 1954 and who lives in Annandale; and a sister, Charlotte Talbott Lutz of Springfield.
Staff - Kelly Godwin Harding - (10/22/1995) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - October 26, 2003 Kelly Godwin Harding, 68, who taught English, journalism and creative writing at Annandale High School for 18 years until her retirement in 1995, died October 22 at a hospital in Lakewood, New Jersey. She had emphysema and pneumonia. Mrs. Harding, who moved to Jackson, New Jersey, from Annandale in 1995, also supervised the student newspaper at Annandale High. Earlier, she spent about two years as an English and French teacher at Wakefield High School in Arlington. She was a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her interests included bird watching. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Paul E. Harding Jr. of Jackson; and two sons, Jeffrey Harding of Alexandria and Douglas Harding of Jackson.
Staff - Charles "Chuck" Harris - (9/13/2014) - Charles Harris "Chuck" (Age 95) Of Fairfax County, VA on September 13, 2014 at the Adler Center. Beloved husband of 67 years of Grace Harris; father of Elaine, Charles, Jr., Joseph, Gregory, Kenneth, Angela, Dennis, Douglas, Pamela and Maurice. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Chuck was a High School teacher, avid wrestling, football and cross country coach in Arlington County, VA for 39 years. Chuck was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Family and friends are invited to Mr. Harris' Life Celebration at MONEY and KING FUNERAL HOME, 171 on Wednesday, September 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 750 Peachtree St., Herndon, VA on Thursday, September 19 at 11 a.m. Interment Quantico National Cemetery at a later date. Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 16, 2014
Staff - Natalie Hawk
Staff - A Cary Hawthorne - (1/27/2012) - The Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina, January 31, 2012 A. Cary Hawthorne, Jr., 87, of Charlotte, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2012 at Plantation Estates. He was born on January 19, 1925 to A. Cary Hawthorne and Katherine Bogert Hawthorne in Huntington, Long Island, New York. He received an undergraduate and master's degree from the University of Maryland. While at the University of Maryland he was a member of the SAE fraternity. Cary owned Hawthorne & Associates for 14 years. He taught sales/marketing at Central Piedmont Community College for 12 years and finished his career as marketing director at Longley Supply Company in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was married to the late lane Pence Hawthorne for 35 years. He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Charlotte and St. John's Episcopal Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was a member of Carmel Country Club where he liked to play golf and he also enjoyed fishing trips to the Florida Keys. He looked forward to attending football and basketball games at the University of Maryland every season. He generously supported The University of Maryland Endowment Fund, Discovery Place, World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, The Episcopal Foundation, and The Thompson Child and Family Focus Foundation. The service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1623 Carmel Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28226 on Friday, February 3rd, at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Staff - Neil Haygood - (2/18/1999) Arlington Teacher Neal Turley Haygood, 74, who lived in Arlington and worked there as a
chemistry teacher and football coach and who was chairman of the science department at Wakefield High School before retiring in 1990,
died of cancer Feb. 18, 1999 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia.
Mr. Haygood's first teaching assignment was with Hoffman-Boston High School in Arlington, where he served on the faculty from 1954 to 1964. At Hoffman-Boston, he taught chemistry and helped develop the school's football team, serving as its head coach. He transferred to Wakefield in 1964 and continued to teach chemistry. He also coached the football and tennis teams there.
He was born in Marlin, Tex., and raised in Okmulgee, Okla. He graduated from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., and received a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he participated in science teaching programs for the National Science Foundation at Patna University in India, Stanford University and Michigan State University. On retiring from Wakefield, he worked part time as an education consultant for the Maryland public school system. His marriage to Helen D. Haygood ended in divorce. Survivors include two children, Neal T. Haygood Jr. and Dr. Edythe C. Haygood of Arlington; and a brother, Carl C. Haygood of Oklahoma City.
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Staff - Sophie Hilton - (2/1/1977)
Staff - Robert Hodinko - (10/6/2016) Robert George Hodinko, 82, of Washington, died Thursday, October 6, 2016, in Washington Hospital. He was born July 27, 1934, in Connellsville, a son of the late Andrew and Anne Hovanic Hodinko. Mr. Hodinko was a graduate of Uniontown High School and California State Teachers College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Hodinko was president and chief operating officer of Horix Manufacturing, which he started in 1980, until retiring in 2001. He also worked at Hankinson in the 1970s.
He was a founding member of Washington County Manufacturers Association and a previous member of Claysville Town Council. He also coached football at Wakefield High School in Virginia in the early 1960s, played football at California State Teachers College and coached Little League baseball for several years for Ten Mile Valley. Mr. Hodinko was Presbyterian.
He was a West Virginia University football fan and a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. On December 10, 1954, he married Mary Lee Carl, who died January 9, 2014. Surviving are a daughter, Debra Hodinko of Washington; a son, Douglas (Melissa) Hodinko of Canonsburg; a brother, Dr. Bernard A. Hodinko of Adelphi, Md.; four grandchildren, Samuel and Hayden Hodinko and Robert and Katie Hodinko; a niece and nephew; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 9, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. All services and burial will be private. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.
Staff - Daniel Holbrook
Staff - Virginia Horton - (8/27/2009) - HORTON VIRGINIA C. HORTON "Ginny" (Age 96) On Thursday, August 27, 2009 of Arlington, VA. Beloved wife of the late Jack C. Horton; mother of Dr. Jack D. (Ann) Horton of Arlington, VA and Carol Horton of Springfield, VA; grandmother of Jack E. Horton. Visitation will be held at the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME of ARLINGTON, 4510 Wilson Blvd. on Thursday, September 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 16 at 3 p.m. at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel. Inurnment Arlington National Cemetery. Aloha. Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 2, 2009
Staff - Gloria M Hower - (10/21/2013) - Gloria May Hower, 86, of McDowell, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at Augusta Health. She was born January 23, 1927 in Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Irwin T. and Annetta (Yonker) Kruppenbach. Mrs. Hower was a graduate of Kutztown State Teacher's College and Penn State University and was a teacher and librarian for many years. Upon retiring, she and her husband owned Gobblers Nob Tree Farm. She was a member of McDowell Presbyterian Church and an avid bridge player. She was married 64 years to Donovan Earl Hower, Sr., who preceded her in death on July 9, 2010. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lee and Tim Bucher of Linden; her son, Donovan E. "Van" Hower, Jr. of McDowell and grandson, Patrick Bucher of Linden. Mrs. Hower was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McDowell Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 66, McDowell, VA 24458.
Staff - Ruth Hoy - (3/9/1981) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. On March 9, 1981, Ruth Y. Hoy, mother of the late Charles and Robert Hoy, sister of Rachel Yap, Hannan Y. Lovin, Charles, Charles, Eugene and Gerard Yap. Memorial services will be held Saturday March 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home, 1500 West Braddock Road, Alexandria. Interment Columbia Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Arlington Symphony Association.
Staff - Margery Swan Huff Edson-Gould - (5/6/2008) - Margery Swan Huff Edson-Gould Margery Swan Huff Edson-Gould died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at the Laurels of Charlottesville. The cause of death was complications from pneumonia. She was born in Grinnell, Iowa, on June 20, 1915, during a freak summer snowstorm, the second of seven children born to Victoria Swan and Harry J. Huff. The family followed the career of Harry, a member of the 1908 Olympic team, who went on to coach track at the Universities of Kansas and Missouri. Margery earned a B.S. in physical education at the University of Missouri in 1936. There she met Arthur Lewis Edson, and they were married in December 1936. In 1945 they moved to Alexandria, Virginia, where Arthur worked for the Associated Press, first as a sports writer, then as a columnist and political writer, and Margery raised her four daughters. She was active in volunteer work, especially the Girl Scouts, rising to the position of president of the Fairfax County Council. During her tenure the Council bought land for a camp near Stafford, Virginia. Margery returned to full-time work as a physical education teacher at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, in 1958. She earned her Master's in Guidance, Counseling and Administration at George Washington University, and became a counselor at Wakefield in 1963. She was promoted to Director of Guidance and Assistant Principal in 1967. In 1975, she moved to Hoffman-Boston-Woodlawn and served as one of the first female high school principals in the area. During her career in Arlington County she was especially proud of her work in human relations and diversity training to help the schools make a smooth transition during racial integration. She retired in 1980 and worked for a while as a travel agent, before moving to Scottsville, VA. Having been widowed in 1969, she married David H. Gould in 1980, thus acquiring a beloved family of stepchildren. In Scottsville she was active in Southside Fellowship, the James River Book Club, and the Scottsville Museum. With David she enjoyed extensive travels, including a 5-month Pacific Rim trip, and excursions to Russia, China, and Japan. She took a keen interest in the women's movement, and in 1977 was a delegate from the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Women's International Year conference in Houston. She played sports throughout her life and loved to encourage women to take part in athletics. She was a devoted, though not uncritical, fan of the University of Virginia Women's Basketball team. She was a lifelong member of P.E.O., a women's service organization, and she particularly enjoyed her time with the Senior Center water aerobics program. After an injury from a fall in 2006 she moved to RoseWood Village in Charlottesville. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Lewis Edson, in 1969; her second husband, David H. Gould in 2000; and her eldest daughter, Margery Ann Edson in 1952. She is survived by two brothers, Harry and his wife, Jane, and Jim Huff; and by two sisters, Eleanor Liscum and Helen and her husband, Allan Ebell. She also leaves three daughters, Evelyn Edson and her husband, Andy Wilson, of Scottsville, Victoria Pilcher and her husband, Travis, of Carlton, Oregon, and Virginia Masterson of Charlottesville. Additional surviving family members include her nephew, Allan Ebell of Scottsville; eight grandchildren, Meredith Cole, Benjamin Edson, Travis and Edward Pilcher, and Margery and Ursula Masterson, Judith Uriarte, and Steve Wilson; and nine great-grandchildren, Arial, Alex, Abigail, Catherine and Griffin Pilcher, Sebastian Krebs, and Andy, Adriana, Angelina and Robert Uriarte; three stepchildren, Tim Gould and his wife, Kit, Jeff Gould and his wife, Elly, and Kathy Gould and her husband, Douglas Coffin; seven step-grandchildren, Gabriela, Monica, Carlos, Daniel and Claire Gould, and Hallie and Eric Coffin-Gould; and one step great-grandson, Nicco Cuevas. She leaves many friends, including Tom and Ruth Klippstein of Springtree Community, Renate and Bill Hinckley of Charlottesville, and Rodney and Terri Banks and their children, Tyler and Roddrick, of Scottsville. A memorial service is planned for a later date. If you wish to contribute to a charitable organization in Margery's honor, she suggested that you give to the Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 4206, Charlottesville, VA 22905 (cvillesymphony.org) or to the PEO Sisterhood Scholarship at PVCC. Make checks out to PEO, Chapter AQ, and send them to Mrs. Lottie H. Kemp, 92 Bishop's Ridge Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911. The family would like to thank the staff at RoseWood Village, at University of Virginia Medical Center, and at the Laurels for their kind and gentle care of Margery. This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress, May 8 2008
Staff - Martha Ann Jesnak - (12/12/2015) - Martha Anne Jesnak, on December 12, 2015, in Frederick, MD. Born in 1923, Gastonia, NC. Resident of Buckingham''s Choice, Adamstown, MD since 1999. Survived by cousins, George Moore, John Moore, Marquerite Gunn of South Carolina. Anne received her BS from UNC Greensboro, her MS from Penn State where she was a professor from 1945-1956. She taught physical education in Arlington County, VA public schools for 30 years. An avid golfer, independent, a people person and a good friend, she will be dearly missed. Ceremony to be held January 5, 2016, 3:30 p.m., at Buckingham''s Choice, Adamstown, MD.
Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 17, 2015
Staff - John Johnson - (6/8/2007)
Staff - Richard Johnson - - A past president of the Arlington Education Association, Mr. Richard Johnson is Wakefield's assistant principal. His main function is serving as Dean of Boys, responsible for the welfare and conduct of all boys attending the school. Thus he administers boy's detention in the cafeteria and arranges parent conferences with the families of boys, who find themselves in sundry difficulties at school. Mr. Johnson also co-ordinates custodial services in order to insure adequate care of the school buildings and grounds. He receives and takes permanent stock inventories of maintenance supplies, instructional equipment, and classroom furniture, and, finally, he is in charge of supervision over student use of the cafeteria facilities. A member of the Wakefield faculty, Mr. Johnson attended the University of Virginia and George Washington University.
Staff - Frances E Keck - (12/3/2014) Frances E Keck -Died peacefully on Wednesday, December 3,
2014 at the age of 96. She taught American History for 40 years in Arlington County High Schools, and is survived by her brother, J.
Edmunds Keck, and his family. Private funeral services will be held at a later date.
Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 11, 2014
Staff - Mary G Kendrick - (7/10/1990) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - July 17, 1990 Mary Griffith Kendrick, 84, an English and literature teacher at Wakefield High School in Arlington from 1953 until retiring in 1965, died of congestive heart failure July 10 at her home in Churchton, Maryland. Mrs. Kendrick, a former Arlington resident, was born in Ohio. She lived in the Washington area from 1929 until moving to Churchton in 1968. A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, she received a master's degree in education from George Washington University. She was a past chairman of the Girl Scouts of Greater Washington and past president of the Mortar Board of Greater Washington. She had served as a flotilla vice president of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in Anne Arundel County and was a member of the Aurora Hills Women's Club in Arlington and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Kendrick was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church in Deale, Maryland. She had served as chairman of pastor-parish relations at the church. Her husband, James Frank Kendrick, died in 1973. Her survivors include a son, James Griffith Kendrick of Lincoln, Nebraska; a daughter, Janice K. Archold of West Chester, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Staff - W Ralph Kier - (8/30/1996) - As associate principal, Mr. W. Ralph Kier has for seven years shared responsibilities with Dr. Wilson. In addition to supervising operations in the health and physical education, foreign language, and industrial arts departments, Mr. Kier is in complete charge of the entire finance program. His greatest task, perhaps, is that of supervising all functions concerning the student body: assemblies, clubs, social activities, transportation, the publication of the complete events calendar and the fixing of the bell schedule, to name a few. With the addition of Wakefield's Annex this year, Mr. Kier assumed the role of general supervisor over activities there, as well. In December of last year, Mr. Kier was appointed principal of Yorktown High School, due to open in September, 1960.
Staff - Joseph King - (12/9/2000)
Staff - Phoebe H Knipling - (1/1/1998) - By Bart Barnes January 3, 1998 Phoebe H. Knipling, 88, an educator who founded a 200-acre outdoor science laboratory for Arlington's public school children, died of respiratory failure Jan. 1 at Powhatan Nursing Home in McLean. Dr. Knipling was a teacher and administrator in the Arlington County school system for 24 years before retiring in 1975. From 1951 to 1953, she was a science teacher at Wakefield High School, then in 1953 became Arlington's supervisor of science education, the first such position in a Virginia public school system. To this new position Dr. Knipling brought a strong preference for experiential instruction and learning that can take place only outside a classroom or laboratory. Whenever possible, she liked natural science instruction to be conducted outdoors, "where it belongs," in parks and on other public lands. "High school students are inquisitive, skeptical. They need a place where they can test out what they learn in a classroom, see how nature works in real life," she said. But by the mid-1950s, it became apparent that Arlington, with its soaring population growth, was fast running out of open space. "I was afraid there would be no clear land left before long, so I went hunting for some land," Dr. Knipling said. As the science supervisor for Arlington schools, she already had started a summer enrichment program in which instruction took place outdoors in the mountains and foothills west of Washington, and in 1967 she discovered 200 acres in Fauquier County for sale, complete with a spring-fed stream, a 2 1/2-acre lake, fields and hills. She helped establish a nonprofit corporation, the Arlington Outdoor Education Association, to purchase the property at a cost of $90,000 and to build and maintain instructional facilities. That association, which included parents and representatives of community organizations, secured grants and private contributions and raised money through arts and crafts sales to finance the project. It set up an arrangement with the Arlington schools to operate the facility for science education field trips. When Dr. Knipling retired in 1975, the property was renamed the Phoebe Hall Knipling Outdoor Laboratory in her honor. Currently, more than 8,000 Arlington schoolchildren visit it each year. Dr. Knipling, a resident of Arlington, was born in Salisbury, N.C. At age 15, she entered Catawba College, graduating there in 1929 at age 19. She received a doctorate in zoology from Iowa State University. Before moving to the Washington area in 1946, she taught high school and college biology in several states, including Oregon and Florida, where she was on the faculty at Orlando Junior College. She was a biology professor at American University in Washington for four years but left the AU faculty to teach in Arlington, preferring the natural inquisitiveness of high school students. In her personal life, she was a nature lover and conservationist, and she vacationed at cabins she owned with her husband in Vermont and Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. At the school system's outdoor laboratory in Fauquier County, she taught principles of conservation. Newspapers were rolled into logs and buried under erosion-prone areas to absorb heavy rainfall; bacon grease was mixed with borax and lye to make soap; trees were carefully pruned; and potholes were repaired. In a hollow, astronomy students built a makeshift planetarium. Sitting under a tree, others tried their hand at creative writing. During her years as Arlington's science supervisor, Dr. Knipling directed annual science fairs and was Arlington's delegate to the Westinghouse National Science Talent Search. In retirement, she did volunteer work for several service organizations. In 1991, she was honored as one of four "notable women of Arlington" by the Arlington Commission on the Status of Women. She also had received an activist award from the National Center for Voluntary Action. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Dr. Edward F. Knipling of Arlington; five children, Edwina K. Lake of Mount Vernon, Anita K. Scott and Dr. Ronald R. Knipling, both of Arlington, Dr. Edward B. Knipling of Highland and Dr. Gary D. Knipling of Mason Neck; a sister, Katherine H. Wagner of Albemarle, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Staff - Daniel Kosek - (10/15/2001) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - October 19, 2001 On Monday, October 15, 2001 of Longmont, Colorado, formerly of Arlington, Virginia. Son of Daniel T. Sr. and Bemadette C. Kosek; grandson of Frances P. Wilson; brother of Elizabeth Goldberg, John Kosek, Jennifer Avery and Bemadette Portmann; nephew of Mary P. O'Donnell and Brigadier General Frances C. Wilson, USMC. Also survived by five nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington, 4510 Wilson Boulevard, from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, October 21 and where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1914 North Randolph Street, Arlington, Virginia on Monday, October 22 at 11 a.m. Interment Columbia Gardens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to So Others Might Eat.
Staff - Harvey M Krasney - (1/1/2012) - Harvey M. Krasney, of Arlington, VA, passed away on April 1, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Eleanor U. Krasney, beloved father of Ronald H., Philip A. and the late Reginald A. Krasney, beloved grandfather of Benjamin, Brian, Mitchell and Joshua Krasney, and beloved brother of Marvin and the late Samuel Krasney. Harvey was a notable violinist and music educator in the Washington area. He received his Bachelor's degree in Music at Case Western Reserve University in 1943 and his Bachelors and Master's degrees in Violin Performance from the Julliard School of Music in 1948. He was passionate about music, and played in numerous orchestras, chamber ensembles and show groups in over seven decades of performing. He was also the founding Music Director and Conductor of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, positions he held for over 20 years. Harvey was cherished by his students in the music program in Arlington County Public Schools and his private violin students. His interests outside of music included gardening (he was a master cultivator of roses) and fishing. Harvey also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Graveside services will be held at King David Memorial Gardens in Falls Church at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 12. Shiva will be observed in the family home from 7 to 10 p.m. that evening. Contributions in Harvey's memory may be made to the American Heart Association. Published in The Washington Post on April 10, 2012
Staff - Donna Krout - (10/22/2002) - Beloved daughter of Ira and Verna Whittaker. Loving sister of: Jay L Whittaker, Ella J Whittaker Wolf, of Cape Haze, FL. - The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota, Florida - October 24, 2002 - Donna Whittaker Krout, 84, Venice, died October 22, 2002. She was born May 10, 1918, in Vermillion, South Dakota, and came to Venice 27 years ago from Lanham, Maryland. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a master's degree in music. She was a high school music teacher in South Dakota and (Wakefield High School) Arlington County, Virginia. She was founding director of the Wakefield Singers in Arlington. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Venice, where she was a member of the Gracetones handbell choir and former president of the United Methodist Women's group. Survivors include a sister, Ella J. Wolf of Cape Haze; eight nieces; and two nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. A service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg, Florida 33742; or to Grace United Methodist Church Music Fund, 400 Field Ave., Venice, Florida 34285.
Staff - Azuloy Mccall "Love" Kuokka - (7/26/1997) - Buried Park Hill Cemetery, Vancouver, WA
Staff - Anne Lanpher - (12/28/2000) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - December 31, 2000 - Anne Gibson Lanpher, 90, a former Wakefield High School French teacher who after losing her larynx to cancer in 1961 became a pioneer in teaching esophageal speech, died of congestive heart failure December 28 at her home in the Collington Episcopal Life Care Community in Mitchellville, Maryland. After the loss of her larynx, she attended a summer voice institute sponsored by the International Association of Laryngectomies to study esophageal speech, in which air is trapped in the esophagus and then expelled while forming words. After completing her own training, she became a teacher of the speech technique.
Staff - William Lee
Staff - Gerald Lewis - (3/26/2008) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - April 23, 2008 Gerald M. Lewis, 82, a band director at several high schools in Northern Virginia, died of pneumonia and Parkinson's disease March 26 at the Wharton Nursing Home in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee. Mr. Lewis directed bands for Gunston Junior High and Wakefield High schools from 1954 to 1967. He then became band director at Stratford Junior High and Washington-Lee High schools until 1979. Mr. Lewis owned and operated Gerald Lewis Recording, a mobile service for many Virginia and Maryland schools and churches, which recorded concerts and special events. After 41 years in the area, Mr. Lewis moved in 1996 to the Uplands Retirement Village in Tennessee, where he served as director, musical arranger and trombonist for the Pleasant Hill Ensemble. He also directed the Pleasant Hill Community United Church of Christ choir. He was born in Indianapolis and grew up in New York and Wilmette, Illinois. He graduated from Northwestern University and received a master's degree there in music education in 1952. Mr. Lewis played with numerous dance bands in the Chicago area. He served in the Army and moved to Arlington in 1954. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Lewis of Pleasant Hill; four children, Christine Lewis of Seattle, Nancy Lewis of Birmingham, Alabama, David Lewis of Falls Church and Michael Lewis of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and two grandsons.
Staff - Gerald Lillard - (1/31/1997) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - February 8, 1997 Gerald Francis Lillard, 92, a retired Army brigadier general who served in infantry and intelligence posts and later taught English in Arlington high schools, died of congestive heart failure January 31 at Mount Vernon Hospital. A resident of the Washington area off and on since the early 1940s, he lived at the Fairfax at Fort Belvoir. General Lillard was a native of Oskaloosa, Iowa. He was a reporter at the Kansas City Star before entering the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After graduating from the academy, he served in the field artillery and later returned to West Point to teach English. He did graduate work in English at Columbia University and later received a master's degree in English and American literature from George Washington University. He also was a graduate of the National War College. General Lillard wrote the Army's first manual on amphibious landings and served in Italy and the Philippines during World War II. He later served in senior intelligence posts in Washington, Frankfurt and Paris. He was commanding general in Germany of the 4th Infantry Division and the 7th Army Artillery before retiring in 1957. He taught at Wakefield and Yorktown high schools and retired again in 1970. Gen. Lillard's honors included two Legions of Merit and Army and Navy commendation medals. He was scribe of the West Point Class of 1927 and a member of the Society of the War of 1812 and the Sons of the American Revolution. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Lucile Kennicott Lillard of Fort Belvoir; three children, Jane K. L. Miller of Arlington, Susan L. Teall of Virginia Beach, and G. Thomas Lillard of Radford, Virginia; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Staff - Charlotte H Linde - (12/13/2003) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - December 19, 2003 Charlotte Haas Linde, 92, a Fairfax County chemistry teacher who retired in 1971 from Yorktown High School, died of congestive heart failure December 13 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. A former resident of Arlington and McLean, she moved to Rockville, Maryland in 1995. Mrs. Linde was a native of New York and a graduate of Hunter College. She moved to Northern Virginia in 1941 and began teaching at Wakefield High School in 1955. She was active in the D.C. chapter of the Associate Alumnae of Hunter College. Her husband, James E. Linde, died in 1987. Survivors include three children, Anni Goldberg of Boulder, Colorado, Dr. Richard E. Linde of McLean, Virginia, and Alice Fisher of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; and seven greatgrandchildren.
Staff - James Lynch - (6/26/1989) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - June 29, 1989 James J. Lynch, 71, a retired teacher and administrator who had been headmaster of Fairfax County's Flint Hill Preparatory School and director of Cheltenham School for the learning disabled, died of a heart ailment June 26 at Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital. Mr. Lynch was born in Philadelphia and reared in Pleasantville, New Jersey. He graduated from West Chester University and received a master's degree in education from Temple University. During World War II, he served in the Army in the South Pacific. He moved to the Washington area in 1949 and worked 17 years in the Arlington school system, mostly at Yorktown High School, where he was director of guidance and assistant principal. He had also taught at Washington-Lee and Wakefield high schools. In 1966, Mr. Lynch became headmaster of Flint Hill Preparatory School, and he served in that capacity for six years. During that period, he also served as vice mayor and City Council member in Falls Church. He founded Cheltenham Academy for the learning disabled and served as its director for five years before retiring in 1977. In 1983, Mr. Lynch moved to Florida. He returned to this area after suffering a stroke in 1987, and at the time of his death he was living at Manor Care Nursing Home in Arlington, where he was president of the resident's council steering committee. Mr. Lynch was an enthusiastic golfer. His 38-year marriage to Lois Mulcahey Lynch ended in divorce in 1987. Survivors include five children, James J. Lynch Jr. of Melrose, Massachusetts, Cathleen Lynch of Lovettsville, Virginia, Marybeth Lynch of Falls Church, Virginia, and Colleen Lynch and Joanne Lynch, both of Arlington, Virginia; and two grandchildren.
Staff - Donald Lynn - (3/24/2000)
Staff - Mary Martin - (8/30/1989) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - August 31, 1989 Mary P. Martin, 73, a retired Arlington teacher, died of cancer August 30 at Loudoun Hospital Center in Leesburg. Mrs. Martin, who lived in Leesburg, was born in Pittsburgh. She graduated from the University of Florida and received a master's degree in education and biology from Duke University. She taught high school biology in St. Petersburg; Floridda, before moving to this area in 1943 as a lieutenant in the WAVES. From 1951 to 1958, she taught biology at Arlington's Wakefield High School. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, O. Lee Martin of Leesburg; a daughter, Mary Lee Smith of Round Hill, Virginia; a sister, Ruth S. Baures of St. Petersburg; a brother, Robert H. Porter of Fort White, Florida; and two grandchildren.
Staff - Edward Mattar - (11/2/2007) - Mr. Mattar was only at Wakefield a short time in the mid-1960s. He was a Government teacher. He committed suicide. More information can be found at http://www.telegram.com/article/20071103/NEWS/711030353/1116
Staff - Betsy McCampbell
Staff - James McCaskill - (11/5/2018)
Staff - Barbara Faith McSweeney, 80, of Staunton, passed away Thursday, March17, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Hinton, West Virginia on January 16, 1936, a daughter of the late Louis and Clara Burton.
Barbara received her undergraduate from West Virginia University and her masters in mathematical education for the University of North Carolina. She worked for many years as a high school math teacher in Arlington County. Barbara was a volunteer for the geological and historical society, and she was a member of the Augusta County Bird Watcher's Club. In her spare time, she greatly enjoyed the great outdoors going hiking and working in her garden.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Edgar Webb and Bill Burton. Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband, Daniel Patrick McSweeney of Staunton; a sister-in-law, Deloris Webb of Newport News; as well as extended family and friends. Following Barbara's wishes, there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories online with the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuenralhomes.com.
Staff - Irene Michael
Staff - Sophia Crouch Minor - (6/8/1983) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - June 18, 1983 - Sophia Crouch Minor, 75, a teacher in Arlington private and public schools from 1952 until she retired in 1973, died of a heart ailment June 8 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia in Arlington. Mrs. Minor, who lived in Vienna, was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. She moved to Herndon as a child. She graduated in 1952 from George Washington University. She taught at the private Congressional School in Arlington until 1954, when she joined the Arlington public school system as a reading teacher. She was on the faculty of Wakefield High School when she retired and became a part-time substitute teacher. Mrs. Minor was an honorary life member of the Woodford Citizens Association in Fairfax. Her husband, Francis W. Minor, died in 1982. Survivors include two daughters, Mary C. Minor of Vienna, and Annette Minor Sorah of Telford, Tennessee; two sons, Ralph Evan of Alexandria, and Malcolm C. of Oxon Hill, Maryland; two brothers, Thomas Gordon Crouch of Arlington, and Warren B. Crouch of Tucson, Arizona; two sisters, Mary Dell Hashe of Gray, Tennessee, and Phoebe Gasich of Inglewood, California; 15 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Staff - Elsie Morris - - Died in August 1977
Staff - Rona Moscow - (7/3/2001) - The Detroit News, Detroit, Michigan - July 6, 2001 Rona Moscow, a 66-year-old Bloomfield Hills woman who worked with the elderly and the poor, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at her home from cancer. Mrs. Moscow was born in Detroit and graduated from Central High School. She received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Michigan in 1956, the same year she married Cyril Moscow. She added a master's in English from Wayne State University and taught school. "She was very much a people person, which was reflected in the kind of work she did,"said daughter Karen Moscow-Averbach. Mrs. Moscow was an education manager for Cooperative Services in Southfield, where she helped build and maintain low-income housing for the elderly for 15 years. In addition to her husband and daughter, she is survived by another daughter, Ruth Moscow-Cohe, son Daniel and four grandchildren. A funeral was held Thursday at the Ira Kaufman Chapel in Southfield, with burial at Adat Shalom Memorial Park in Livonia. Memorial donations can be made to Jewish Elder Care Services through the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, 6735 Telegraph, Suite 30, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301.
Staff - Rupert Moure - (8/5/2013) - The Star Democrat, Easton, Maryland - Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Rupert (Mickey) Moure passed peacefully on August 5, 2013. A teacher and federal executive, he was always an artist. Raised in Hell's Kitchen, he attended the NY School of Industrial Art, where his passion for art and design was ignited. A veteran of World War II, he spent two years in New Guinea and returned to Maryland, where he worked in his brother's wood shop. He attended George Washington University and Corcoran School of Art, and went on to become a noted art teacher at both Washington and Lee and Wakefield High Schools in Arlington County, Virginia. He described teaching as "the most gratifying and stimulating work of my lifetime." After several years, he joined the Federal Civil Service. During his 24 years in the Public Health Service, he held a number of responsible positions, including training officer, associate commissioner for administration (FDA), and in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, the position of executive officer of the U.S. Public Health Service under President Ford. He received the most prestigious awards and honors but never abandoned his creative pursuits as he continued painting and furniture design/ construction. (Some of his works can be found in the publication "The Custom Furniture Source Book: A Guide to 125 Craftsmen.") His greatest passions were teaching, art and the Spanish language, which he maintained through his lifetime. His logo was Don Quixote, chosen as a salute to his Spanish heritage, which served as a reminder to continue to persevere. A loving family man, he leaves behind his wife Carla, seven daughters, 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the St. Elizabeth's Roman Catholic Church on First Street in Denton, Maryland. Friends may visit with the family from 6 until 8 on Wednesday evening at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 South Second Street in Denton. The interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Greensboro, Maryland. For online condolences, please go to www.moorefuneralhomepa.com
Staff - Janet Nelson
Staff - Ann Nolte - (3/10/2009) - - Ann E. Nolte, April 6, 1929-March 10, 2009, of Bloomington. - A memorial service celebrating Ann's life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Second Presbyterian Church, 313 N. East St., Bloomington. Her distinguished career in health education includes numerous achievements, honors and awards. Her career spans over 40 years, involving teaching positions from high school to university settings. Dr. Nolte's research interests were numerous. Dr. Nolte officially retired from Illinois State University in 1990, but remained very active in the profession, including contributions to a new work on Philosophical Foundations of Health Education, about to go to press. She is most appreciated for her extensive work on the philosophical foundations and historical perspectives of health education, a movement she both chronicled and shaped for modern higher education. Tribute to Ann please see: http://aenolte.dzopus.org/ Ann was born in Georgia and grew up in Washington, D.C. Ann began her work in the public schools of Arlington, Va., where she taught at Washington Lee High School, followed by master's degree work at University of Wisconsin on emotional growth and development of children. During doctoral work at Ohio State University, she produced a 10-year index of the Journal of School Health for the American School Health Association, alongside extensive teaching and formative research in health education. Having helped research and develop a K-12 health education program while at Ohio State, Dr. Nolte was named associate director of the School Health Education Study Project based in Falls Church, Va. From 1966 to 1970 she worked with the Public Health Service, the Department of Education, at that time the U.S. Office of Education and other branches of the government to improve health education. Nationwide contacts led to a position teaching at State University of New York at Brockport. After two years, she accepted an invitation to develop the curriculum that grew into the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, the Biological Science Department at Illinois State. Ann was the first faculty member of the program. In 1987, Illinois State University named her Distinguished Professor. Dr. Nolte was the first woman elevated to this position. Her interdisciplinary Distinguished Professor paper on the area now known as neuropsychoimmunology served as a harbinger of the movement known as "Positive Psychology." Always thinking ahead led her to lay the basis for establishment of interdisciplinary graduate study in public health at Illinois State. Her vision includes entrepreneurship, information sciences and proactive health education to create better businesses and better communities through applied positive psychology and health education. Her colleagues also acknowledged her contributions to health education many times with such honors as the Warren E. Schaller Presidential Citation (1990) and the National Honor Award (1985) from Eta Sigma Gamma; the Presidential Citation (1987) and the American Association for Health Education (AAHE) Scholar Award (1983) from the American Association for Health Education; Honor Award (1984) and R. Tait McKenzie Award (1988) from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; the Distinguished Service Award (1977) from the American School Health Association and the Distinguished Fellow of the Society (1992) from the Society for Public Health Education. She served as American Association for Health Education president from 1980 to 1982; and American Association for Health Education Historian, 1974 to present. Ann's philanthropic leadership included founding and serving to her death as board member of the Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education Foundation, creation of scholarships, Scholar in Residence program for Health Education at Illinois State University Foundation and strong strategic support of the local Illinois Prairie Community Foundation. She is survived by her sister, Nina Sullivan; niece, Carol S. Gall; and nephew, Donald Sullivan, Odessa, Fla.; and children of her brother, Miles H. Nolte, Paul and Richard Nolte, Sue McDonald and Nancy Findley. Notes of condolences for the family should be addressed to her sister, Nina Sullivan. Memorials in lieu of flowers should go to a charity of the donor's choice, including Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education, in care of Linda M. Moore, program manager, AAHE, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1599, (703) 476.3437; the Illinois State Foundation, Attn: Ann Nolte Scholar in Education Program, in care of ISU Foundation, Campus Box 3200, Normal, IL 61790-3200 (309) 438-7681; or Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, Attn: Ann E. Nolte Donor Advised Fund, 202 N. Prospect, Suite 205, Bloomington, IL 61704 (309) 662-4477. (published in the Pantagraph on March 13, 2009)
Staff - Robert O'Donnell - (2/24/2013) - Robert E. O'Donnell On Sunday, February 24, 2013, Robert E. O'Donnell passed away peacefully. His loving wife of 31 years, Deborah Holben O'Donnell, and family were at his side. Eldest son of the late Robert J. and Mary M. O'Donnell, he was the competitive, fun and sagacious brother to Mary Lane Grisley (James) of Utah, Margaret O'Donnell, John O'Donnell (Lynn), the late Helen Tharpe, William O'Donnell (Gloria), Joanne Woods (Thomas), Terrence O'Donnell, Catherine Hood (Gregory), brother-in-law to Christina Holben (Thomas), and uncle to 18 wonderful nephews and nieces, known collectively as the "Twerpletons". A native of Northern Virginia living most of his life inMcLean and Arlington, he graduated from Bishop O'Connell High School, Villanova University and the American University. After volunteering ayear in VISTA at the Rowan County minimum security prison, where he implemented the prison's GED and physical education programs, and a short period as a high school English teacher, he went into sports journalism working for the Washington Times and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. He received the Associated Press Sports Editors Association (APSE) award for Best Enterprise Reporting after recreating the 1924 Washington Senators championship season during the 1985 National Baseball League strike. After leaving newspapers and collaborating with Dan Daly on The Pro Football Chronicles, Bobby found his vocation as a beloved teacher at Wakefield High School in Arlington County, Virginia. There he introduced grammar ball, the Brain Brawl, Poetry Out Loud, Text Alive, and led the 2011-12 It's Academic team to the state championship. He loved every day of teaching and every one of his students. A man of unquenchable intellectual curiosity, his passions, often indulged by if not shared with Dede, included fly fishing, history-particularly American with an emphasis on the Civil War, practical jokes, any board game, any card game, his dogs, his garden, birds, the beach and reading every historical marker on any road traveled. He was a member of the O'Connell High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Bobby treasured the lifelong friendships he formed in Chesterbrook Woods, St. John's Elementary, O'Connell High School, Villanova and American universities. Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA where the family will be present from 2:30 to 4:30 and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, February 28. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bob O'Donnell Scholarship, c/o Wakefield High School Education Foundation, P.O. Box 41675, Arlington, VA 22204, or made through PayPal at wakefieldalumni.org. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bob O'Donnell Scholarship, c/o Wakefield High School Education Foundation, P.O. Box 41675, Arlington, VA 22204, or made through PayPal at wakefieldalumni.org. Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 27, 2013
Staff - Lois Parker - (10/31/2009) - Lois grew up on a farm, the 2nd youngest of 7 children. As an athlete
in high school and college she did very well. Which served her well when in 1933 when a well-known gangster/bank robber stopped at her home
and forced her brother and her to drive them somewhere. The gangster was Frank Sawyer, a known member of the Ma Barker gang. When the car
ran into a ditch and he was choking her brother, she pounced on him and subdued him til the cops could get there 'cuff him. As a result, she
made the press worldwide and even got an offer from Hollywood. Later in life she settled in N.Va. She worked 22 years in the Arlington County,
VA school system and few knew of her heroic past. Her sons opened a chain of chili restaurants called the Hard Times Cafe using a recipe
her father passed down. He was born in 1874 and spent his youth as a cowboy riding the range in Oklahoma and Texas.
- Lois Goodfellow Parker, 97, died early Saturday morning October 31 due to complications of pancreatic cancer. She died peacefully in her sleep at Mount Vernon Hospital. She was born October 27, 1912 in Gracemont, Oklahoma and delivered by her father when the doctor did not arrive in time from town. She was one of seven siblings raised on a farm in the Oklahoma plains. She attended Oklahoma A&M majoring in music, then briefly taught school in Oklahoma. She was selected to the All-State women's basketball team when she was a senior in high school and received an offer to play at Oklahoma A&M. In 1934 she was elected Oklahoma State Secretary of the League of Young Democrats by the largest majority vote of any candidate at that time. She gained notoriety in 1933 when she aided in the capture of the escaped convict, Frank Sawyer. In addition to write ups in the Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times her exploits in the Sawyer case were also placed in the Associated Press, eliciting a world-wide response including a proposal of marriage from a British army officer stationed in India. She earned the title of "Oklahoma Wildcat" for her daring capture of the escaped convict. As a result of her notoriety and beauty, she was offered a Hollywood screen test. She was married to Frederic Thompson Parker, then a Captain in the US Army, in December 1940. As a military family they were stationed in various locations including Nassau, Bahamas and Honolulu, Hawaii. The family then settled in Northern Virginia in 1951. She was employed by the Arlington County school system at Wakefield High School from 1954 through 1976. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Mayflower Society. She is survived by her two sons Fred and Jim, three grandsons Charlie, Jonathan and Edward and one great grandson, Spencer. There will be a visitation held at Murphy Funeral Home, 4515 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia on Saturday November 7th from 1 to 4 PM. At 3:30 attendees are invited to share some of their memories of Lois to those assembled. Interment 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, Virginia 22203. http://www.nature.org . The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - November 5, 2009
Staff - Edna Pascoe - (4/17/1988)
Staff - Inge Paul Stafford - (4/23/2012) - Dr. Inge Paul Stafford, 76, of Essex Fells, New Jersey, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, April 23, 2012. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012, at 11am in the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, New Jersey. Interment will be private. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Dr. Stafford lived in North Caldwell before moving to Essex Fells in 1976. A psychologist, Dr. Stafford had a private practice in Montclair for 18 years. Before practicing Dr. Stafford was a teacher in the Verona and West Essex School Systems. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dickinson College of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, she received a Masters of Teaching from Harvard University School of Education, a Masters in Counseling from Montclair State University, and an EdD in Psychology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She also received an Honorary Doctorate from Dickinson College. Inge served on the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College for 22 years and retired as a Trustee Emeritus, having served as Vice Chairman for several years. She was an ordained elder at the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell. In addition to the great joy Inge took in spending time with her family, she was an avid gardener, with particular pride in her roses. She enjoyed boating with her husband, Jack, cruising the Atlantic seaboard from Maine to Florida, as well as traveling the world and reading. Surviving are her beloved husband of 52 years, Jack; devoted daughters, Carolyn Stein and her husband, Dr. Eric, Jennifer Farrow and her husband, John, Christina Chapin and her husband, Jason, and Charlotte Stafford; a brother, George Paul; 12 cherished grandchildren, and four adored great-grandchildren; also sisters-in-law Barbara Stafford, Susan Paul and Nancy Stafford and brother-in-law Gordon Stafford. In lieu of flowers, donations to the First Presbyterian Church at Caldwell, 326 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell, New Jersey 07006 would be appreciated. ----- The Vineyard Gazette, Martha's Vinyard, MA - 3 May2012 - Obituary Introduction variant: Inge Paul Stafford, a psychologist, educator, and philanthropist of Essex Fells, N.J., and Edgartown, died peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on April 23. She was 76
Staff - Olive P Pawley - (4/10/2007) - The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California - April 29, 2007 Olive Peeke Pawley was born June 8, 1909 in Battle Creek, Michigan, to Reverend Harmon and Vesta Peeke. She was the youngest of seven children, the only one born in the U.S. as her parents were missionaries in Japan from 1888 until the early 1920's. Olive returned to the U.S. to live with relatives while her parents continued their work. She attended Park Academy and then Park College near Kansas City, Missouri. She completed her undergraduate studies at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, as a science major. She started teaching in Rifle, Colorado, in 1931. She also taught in New York and Michigan. She married Raymond Pawley, Jr., and had two children, Martin and Karen, in the early '40s. During that time she became a single parent and used her science background to become a medical technician for her surgeon brother in South Dakota. After WWI she moved back to the east coast to resume teaching in Arlington, Virginia. Her devoted work earned her the Freedom Medal from the Valley Forge Foundation in 1959. By 1960, both her children were off to college and Olive worked for the Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics and spent a few hectic years flying all over the country giving speed-reading workshops. Offered the opportunity to return to high school teaching, she earned a master's degree in education and was selected as Vice Principal at Yorktown High School where she remained until retirement in the mid 1970's. While living in Virginia, she participated in the Dr. Edward Bauman's "Good News for Modern Man" television series. After retirement, Olive moved to Riverside to assist her sister, Harriet, who was ill. She became an active member in the First United Methodist Church, Church Women United, the AAUW, a sister in P.E.O., and the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She served in the Stephen's Ministries and became a docent at Heritage House, where her knowledge and love of history, of teaching, and of meeting her fellow man allowed her to draw upon her rich personal heritage, always charming those fortunate enough to enjoy one of her tours of Heritage House. Olive, age 97, serenely passed away in the loving care of Agape Care Development residence in Riverside. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Pawley Francis; her three grandchildren, Adam Martin Pawley, Bridget Peeke Francis, and Margaret Francis Byrd, and three great-grandchildren, Madison, Paige and Jacob. There are many nieces and nephews (of local note: Richard and Doris Pawley, Claremont, CA. and Anne Pawley Tabb, Dallas, TX) and cousins that mourn her passing and celebrate her life. There will be a Celebration of Life service at the First Methodist Church on July 19, 2007, at 11:00am. A family interment will follow at 1 pm at Olivewood Cemetery.
Staff - Dinsmore Phillips - (3/5/2002)
Staff - John Pickeral - (10/17/2015) - PICKERAL John Julian Pickeral, Jr. John Julian Pickeral, Jr., resident of Sudley Springs, VA, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015. Born on November 26, 1933, in Winchester, VA, he was the son of the late Dorothy Lee Wilkins and John Julian Pickeral, Sr. John was a lifelong resident of Virginia, where he spent his early years at Western View, the family farm near Middletown, VA and later moved to Winchester, VA, where he graduated from John Handley High School, class of 1952. His college education included a Bachelor's degree in both Music Education and Chemistry from the University of Virginia. He also did his graduate study at the University of Maryland, Catholic University, and George Washington University. Mr. Pickeral taught high school band for 42 years in Waynesboro, Front Royal and Arlington, VA. Upon retirement from the public schools, he started the band program at Seton School in Manassas, VA. During his career, John was the director or performing member of numerous regional and community musical groups to include the following: Kings Park Concert Band, Town of Vienna Concert Band, World War II Dance Band, Washington Redskins Marching Band, National Concert Band of America, and was the founder and music director of the Concordia Tri-Centennial German Band for the German Embassy. Along with his work and family, John played a very active role in the community as well. He served as the Associate Director for the Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District and Secretary and member of the Technical Review Committee for the District. John was involved with the Adirondack Council, Arbor Day Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Republican Party, Adopt-a-Highway Program, Catharpin-Sudley Springs Civic Association and the Civil War Preservation Trust. His name was even included on a plaque in the visitor's center of Manassas Battlefield for his efforts to preserve the historic Civil War site. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his Wife of 33 years, Hilda Marie Rudacille Pickeral. John is survived by his sons, Dr. John J. Pickeral, III (Evalynne) of New Berlin, WI, and Dr. Charles W. Pickeral (Misti) of Gainesville, FL; step-daughter, Mary Sue Williamson Ritenour of Front Royal, VA; brothers, Robert Pickeral (Patricia) of Mclean, VA, and William Pickeral (Judy) of San Diego, VA; sister, Barbara Lee of Bluemont, VA; six grandchildren; eight nieces and nephews. The family will receive visitors on Monday, October 26, 2015 from 12 to 1 p.m. at Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas, VA. A funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Celebrant A.C. Warden officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service at Sudley United Methodist Church Cemetery, 5308 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Education through music (etmonline.org). Please sign the guestbook at www.bakerpostfh.comwww.bakerpostfh.com. Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 23, 2015
Staff - Ophelia Pinkard - (9/29/2011) - OPHELIA T. PINKARD - On Thursday, September 29, 2011. Beloved wife of John H. Pinkard, Jr. She is also survived by many paternal relatives in the northern neck of Virginia and many maternal relatives in Alabama, California and Nevada. From 10 to 11 a.m., on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, friends may call at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capital St., NE where funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Interment Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ. Arrangements by McGuire.
Staff - Mary Price - (2/1/2005) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - February 22, 2005 Mary Antoinette Price died of emphysema on Monday, February 1, 2005 at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington. She retired from Wakefield High School, Arlington, Virginia where she taught Health and Physical Education for 27 years (1954-1981). She was born on February 5, 1919 in Ironton, Ohio. Daughter of Max Taylor Price and Mary Ellen Peck Price and sister of the late Charles Hodges Price and Max Taylor Price, Jr. She graduated from Huntington High School, West Virginia in 1937 and Marshall College in 1941. After teaching at East High School in Huntington from 1941 to 1943, she enlisted in the United States Navy at the rank of Ensign. After a period of training she was promoted to Lieutenant JG. She was stationed at Hunter College, Bronx, New York and the Naval Barracks in Washington, D.C. until her separation from the service in April 1946. She then entered graduate school at Columbia University Teachers College in New York City. In 1948 she received her Master of Arts degree. She taught at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Hanover College in Indian prior to returning to Columbia University to complete her doctorate in education in 1953. Her dissertation was: The Role of United States Women's Participation in the Modem Olympic Games. Dr Price is survived by a nephew, Charles Fred Price (wife, Beverly) of Cincinnati, Ohio and devoted friends, Ann Nolte, Ruth Dial, C. Lee Campbell and Wilmah Dando. Inumment will be in Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 1 p.m. A celebration of life gathering will be convened following the funeral. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in her memory.
Staff - Doris J Pulliam - (6/19/2000)
Staff - Jean Raabe - (1/30/2017) - RAABE JEAN ANDERSON RAABE Jean Anderson Raabe, 85, died peacefully at home on January 30, 2017 in Alexandria, VA, with her husband Mark and sister Alice at her side. Jean was successfully treated for lung cancer for more than eight years and died of complications which included rapidly progressing dementia. She had in-home hospice care for two weeks but she cheerfully attended a worship service in her downtown church and a string quartet concert at NIH the week before she died.
Jean was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota in 1931, the oldest of four children of Dewar and Elizabeth (Davies) Anderson. Her family moved to Truman, Minnesota, and later to Madelia, Minnesota, where she was Salutatorian of the class of 1949 and the Homecoming Queen. She obtained her teaching degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Jean taught Home Economics for three years in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota before marrying Mark Raabe in 1956. They began their more than 60-year marriage in San Diego, where Mark was stationed on a Navy ship and where she continued her teaching career.
In 1958, the couple moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Jean immediately began taking teaching assignments until she started fulltime at Wakefield High School in Arlington where she taught Home Economics for more than 25 years. Jean loved teaching and her students gave every indication of loving her. She led innovative programs in foods and child development classes, that combined her passions for cooking, nutrition, and the teaching and care of children. It was a time when boys began taking Home Ec. In 1967, a Washington Post reporter visited her classroom with an even mix of girls and boys and described Jean as "a tiny woman with a wide smile and an uncanny knack of keeping her teenage charges interested and enthusiastic." A year later, another newspaper account quoted Jean saying, "Boys add a lot to a foods class, and I don't just mean their appetites.... they're interested and enjoy it so. They're more willing to experiment with a recipe and try new things. They'll give you an argument to defend something they've done."
After retiring, she volunteered weekly, teaching teenage mothers how to cook in the Alternatives for Parenting Teens Program. Jean was active in her professional groups, the Northern Region of the Virginia Association Family and Consumer Sciences, and the Potomac Home Economists. She was also a member of the Arlington Retired Teachers Association. After Jean retired, she and Mark purchased a 100-year-old cabin, with a guest cabin, on Woman Lake in northern Minnesota. For the past twenty-five years, they have welcomed many friends and family, especially all their beloved great nieces and nephews, and they have hosted many special family gatherings there. Jean learned how to fish, and she enjoyed catching more and larger walleyes than her husband during their special evening times together on the lake with glorious sunsets.
Jean and Mark traveled extensively with many of their trips focusing on nature, wildlife and birds. In 1973, when bluebird populations were down by 90%, and declining, Jean spotted the couple's first bluebird near Antietam National Battlefield where they had a weekend cabin. This led them to becoming charter members of The North American Bluebird Society, the establishment and monitoring of a100 nest box trail on the Battlefield, and the fledging of more than 10,000 Eastern Bluebirds over 37 years. Jean was an early volunteer and passionate supporter of The Children's Inn at NIH, a nonprofit residence for families and their children who are participating in pediatric research at the NIH.
She also served for many years on the Board of and volunteered at Community Family Life Services, a nonprofit providing a network of social services for low income and homeless families. Jean was a faithful longtime member of First Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Washington, DC, served as an Elder, and participated in many service activities of the congregation. Jean loved beautiful music, and she and Mark were regulars at concerts of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Manchester String Quartet. She also loved flowers, growing them along with vegetables in her Antietam garden. Jean will be remembered for many good things, but above all, for her abundant kindness and her generosity towards anyone in need. She was considerate of every person in her life and earned the admiration of those who met her. She held keen insights and strong morals, which she was undaunted in sharing, but she never judged others who believed differently. She was a gracious and generous host, creating environments of comfort, beauty, fine food, and delightful conversation. When Jean told a story, she would captivate the entire room. She was attentive and devoted to her family, making every child and adult feel honored and adored.
Jean is survived by her loving husband of more than 60 years, Mark Raabe, with whom she shared her life completely. She is also survived by her brother Steven (Patricia) Anderson; sisters Alice (Bob) Morrice and Margaret (Dick) Jacobs; brother-in-law Bob Raabe; sister-in-law Rita (Larry) Williams; 17 nieces and nephews; and 26 "greats" (great-nieces and nephews). A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 E St., NW, Washington, DC. A second memorial service will be held on June 3 in Minnesota at their lake cabin on Woman Lake. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jean's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Children's Inn at NIH, 7 West Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814 (designate the Jean and Mark Raabe Education Endowment Fund), or online at wwwchildrensinn.org/donate; or to CFLS, 305 E St., NW, Washington, DC 20001or online at www.cflsdc.org/donate.
Staff - Henry Renz - (8/11/1998) - The Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia - August 14, 1998 Henry "Peter" Augustus Renz III, former superintendent of Williamsburg-James City County public schools, died Tuesday. He was 66. Dr. Renz began his teaching career in 1954 at Wakefield High in Arlington, becoming assistant principal and principal before moving to Williamsburg in 1968 to be superintendent. "He had great involvement with the integration of the schools," said his son, David Renz. He left the school system in 1981 and worked as a consultant with the Center for Excellence Inc. in Williamsburg and later became a senior account representative for Security First Group. "My father gave us the sense that we could achieve anything we wanted to. He taught us the importance of education; I have a law degree and my sister has a Master's in education," said Renz. Dr. Renz had married Mary Britton Renz in 1954; she died in 1993. He was a member of Bruton Parish Episcopal Church and an active lay reader. Surviving are his son, David Wayne Renz, and his wife, Maria Manzie, of Falls Church; daughter, Rebecca Renz Smith, and her husband, Edward Alan Smith, of Buena Vista; sister, Kathryn Land of Wilson, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Wesley A. Renz, Aaron W. Smith and Alan G. Smith; and mother-in-law, Esther C. Britton of Williamsburg. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church with the Rev. Julia Dorsey Loomis officiating. Interment will follow in Williamsburg Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Bucktrout of Williamsburg Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 7065, Richmond, Virginia 23221; or the Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185.
Staff - George Richardson - (6/12/2015) - by Scott McCaffrey, Staff Writer The death of George Richardson draws to a close a significant chapter in Arlington’s history of racial integration, one that took place with little of the ill will and even violence that occurred across parts of the nation in the 1950s and ’60s. Richardson, who served as principal of the all-black Hoffman-Boston High School from 1951 until its closure in 1964, died June 12 in Oklahoma. He was 102 years old. "He was a very good principal. There was just something about him, he was interested in all of us," recalled Elouise Turner during a 2010 reunion of Hoffman-Boston students. That event brought Richardson, then 97, back to Arlington to both visit and reflect on a time when rigid racial segregation was the norm. "We had an excellent group of students," Richardson said at the reunion. "And I think we had the best staff, truly." But not, from a physical standpoint, the best school. As Richardson recalled in a 2013 oral history conducted by staff of the Center for Local History (formerly Virginia Room) of Central Library, facilities were lacking when compared to those of Arlington’s schools for white students. Hoffman-Boston "was not equipped as well as other schools. Our science department wasn’t equipped as well. Other departments were not. We did not have an auditorium, the building was not adequate," Richardson said in the oral history, conducted in Oklahoma by Judith Knudsen and John Stanton. County school leaders in the 1950s seemed uninterested in investing in the school, located in the Arlington View neighborhood. "They made small improvements, but not what we needed," Richardson said, noting that, for a time, he did not even have an office of his own. When he was recruited as principal, Hoffman-Boston served black students at the elementary and secondary levels, later just the secondary level. Until it crumbled following a series of state and federal court rulings, Virginia’s massive resistance to school integration was among the most rigid outside the Deep South. Hoffman-Boston’s athletic teams couldn’t compete against white high schools, school dances were firmly segregated and, when attending joint assemblies with students from other Arlington schools, the black students had to sit in specified areas of auditoriums. Richardson lived across the street from the school, and imposed a degree of discipline on attendance matters that some students did not always appreciate. He would go out to local golf courses, where black youth could earn cash as caddies, and drag them back to class. Such aggressive leadership came with a price; Richardson on several occasions found his car’s windows smashed out, most likely by disgruntled students. He pressed students to live up to their potential. "Many times, we underestimate the ability of black kids," he said. "He knew each one of us by name, and our parents," former student Elizabeth Brooke-Evans said at the 2010 reunion, which she helped organize. "It was like being in your family." Integration of public schools in Arlington began when several black students began attending all-white Stratford Junior High School under court order in early 1959. The desegregation process took several years to play out county wide. School Board members in 1964 decided to close Hoffman-Boston, dispersing the students to formerly white schools, largely Wakefield High. In the run-up to the integration, Richardson said in the oral history, black students would would take field trips to and spend half-days at Wakefield to become acclimatized. With the closure of Hoffman-Boston, Richardson was assigned as an assistant principal at Wakefield. Feeling he would not be promoted to principal of an integrated Arlington school, he left after two years, spending the remainder of his educational career in Montgomery County, Md., before retiring to Oklahoma. Hoffman-Boston itself would later go on to serve a variety of uses; for one brief period, all ninth-graders in the county attended the school prior to moving on to different high schools. It also housed an alternative-education program that was a predecessor of today’s H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program. Currently, it is in use as an elementary school. County Board Chairman Mary Hynes said the death of Richardson and the memories of the past it evoked were a bittersweet moment. She pointed to the great contributions among people who walked through the doors [of Hoffman-Boston] during his tenure. Richardson’s first marriage produced a son and, subsequently, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Late in life, he found love again, marrying again at age 90. His physical and mental faculties remained sharp deep into old age. Knudsen and Stanton each came away astounded at his command of facts and figures when they interviewed him. At the time, he was 100 years old. Richardson, known to friends as George Melvin or just Melvin, in 2013 received the Charles P. Monroe Civil Rights Award from the Arlington branch of the NAACP. This year, he was inducted into the Wakefield High School Hall of Fame. Commissioned as a U.S. Army officer and posted to Italy during World War II, Richardson will be entombed at Arlington National Cemetery. His papers related to the Hoffman-Boston years have been donated to the Center for Local History.
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Staff - Bruce Rideout - (2/12/1998) - Buried Hillside Cemetery, Paris, Maine
Staff - Robert Robinson - (8/26/1994) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - August 27, 1994 Robert S. Robinson, 70, a retired Northem Virginia teacher, guidance counselor, coach and school administrator, died August 26 at Fairfax Hospital after surgery for an aortic aneurysm. He lived in Locust Grove, Virginia. Mr. Robinson, who lived in Arlington from 1949 to 1993, was a native of Manassas and served in the Army in the Pacific during World War 11. He was a graduate of George Washington University, where he also received a master's degree in education. He began his career as an educator in 1949 at Dolley Madison Junior High School in Arlington, where he was a teacher and football and basketball coach. From 1953 to 1961, he served on the faculty of Wakefield High in Arlington, where he taught health and physical education and coached basketball. After serving as a guidance counselor at Yorktown High in Arlington, he was assistant principal of George Marshall High in Falls Church from 1969 to the late 1970's. He then served as guidance director of South Lakes High School in Reston before retiring in 1982. Survivors include his wife, the former Irene Taylor, of Locust Grove; a son, Ross, of Vienna; a daughter, Robin Robinson McMurtry of Nashville; two sisters, Ethel Carter and Blanche Colbert, both of Manassas; and three grandchildren.
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Staff - David Ward Saltus - (9/2/1966) - The Washington Post - Times Herald, Washington, D.C. - September 5, 1966 American University Professor Of Physics David Ward Saltus, 41, an Arlington physics professor, died Friday, Sept 5, in Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital. Mr. Saltus, who lived at 1417 S. Greenbrier Street., Arlington, had taught evening courses at American University since 1963. Earlier, he had been a physics teacher at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington and at Wakefield High School in Arlington. He received the National Science Teachers Association's award in 1958 for outstanding teaching ability at Wakefield. Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Mr. Saltus received his bachelor's and master's degrees at Harvard. He was working for his Ph.D. at George Washington University at the time of his death. During World War II, he served in the Navy as a radar officer. In addition to teaching, he worked part-time since 1955 at the Reed Research Foundation in Washington, the Bureau of Ships and at Robert Taggart Inc., in Falls Church. Mr. Saltus was an amateur sculptor and his friends and family plan to establish a memorial fund to aid art students.
Staff - John Clarence "Larry" Sasscer - (1/18/2005) - John Clarence "Larry" Sasscer, 73, retired associate dean for planning and student outcomes assessment at Northern Virginia Community College, died January 18 at Inova Fairfax Hospital of complications of interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. Dr. Sasscer was associate dean from 1988 to 1991. He continued to teach biology as an adjunct professor until 2000. He worked to implement innovations in teaching and learning assessment that resulted in students achieving their education and personal goals, his family said. Dr. Sasscer was born in Schenectady, New York. He moved to the Washington area in 1942 and graduated from Western High School in the District. He received from Catholic University a bachelor's degree in biology in 1953, a master's degree in botany in 1955 and a Ph.D. in education technology in 1973. As a B-47 pilot, he served in the Air Force with the Strategic Air Command from 1955 to 1958. After his military service, Dr. Sasscer was a biology teacher at Wakefield and Yorktown high schools in Arlington. At Wakefield in 1961, he initiated and administered the first formal biology team-teaching experimentation. He also created a systems approach to curriculum development in a special materials class for slow learners in biology. From 1962 to 1966 at Wakefield, he designed and experimented with closed-circuit television classroom teaching, incorporating video recording into closed-circuit TV teaching. He also was a lecturer in biology at the Northern Virginia extension of the University of Virginia from 1959 to 1974. Dr. Sasscer also was professor of biology and chairman of the division of mathematics and science at the Alexandria campus of NVCC from 1969 to 1988. He was instrumental in the creation and leadership of education associations. In 1969, he served as president of the Arlington Education Association and helped develop a joint School Board-Education. Association committee that focused on contract negotiations and a system for teacher and program evaluation. As a founding member and board president of the Virginia Association for Biological Education, he promoted the improvement of undergraduate education in biology in Virginia. He also was a founding board member of the Parents Association to Neutralize Drug and Alcohol Abuse, a, group to inform and assist parents with problems of drug abuse among children and teenagers. He was a resident of North Springfield and a longtime member of its association citizens patrol. Dr. Sasscer' participated in antique auto shows. He restored and displayed a 1948 Chrysler New Yorker coupe and a 1968 Mercury Cougar sedan. In retirement, he undertook many creative projects including -organizing and captioning more than 45 family picture albums and creating dozens of elegant lap desks, keepsake boxes, bookends and pen sets in his wood shop. He also wrote a novel, "You Must Remember This" (2001). His marriage to Alice Kennedy Sasscer ended in divorce. Two daughters died before him, Elisa Ann Sasscer in 2004 and Cynthia Marie Adams in January. Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Monica Flynn Sasscer of Springfield; four children from the first marriage, John Gregory Sasscer of Fairfax, Maureen C. Ofutt of Sterling, Brian S. Sasscer of Stafford and Lawrence Sasscer of Fort Valley, Virginia; a brother, Richard Scott Sasscer of Silver Spring; a sister, Nancy Baird Casper of Piano, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Staff - Albert C Scartz - (1/12/2013) - ALBERT C. SCARTZ Albert, 89, of Tamarac, Florida died peacefully at his home with family and friends at his side on Saturday, January 12, 2013. Albert was born on January 7, 1924 near Fairmont, West Virginia to Italian immigrant parents James and Caroline Scartz. Albert was the youngest in a family of twelve children, The names of his siblings who all preceded him in death are; Mary, Anna, Martha, Harold, Francis, Carl, Julia, Thelma, Dominick, Virginia, and Eugene. Albert joined the Army in 1943 at the age of nineteen. After the war, he went to college on the G.I. billed earning degrees at Fairmont State, West Virginia University, and a Doctorate in Education at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Albert taught industrial arts at public schools in Prince William and Arlington Counties. After retiring, he and his wife traveled throughout the world learning about other cultures and life styles. Albert continued to "teach" or share his knowledge and experiences with family and close friends by scouring newspaper articles that he thought were interesting. Most members of our large extended family received newspaper clippings from time to time complete with notations with the important parts underlined. Albert was a compassionate and progressive person who believed that it is each generations responsibility to concentrate on improving the next generation. He will be missed by all of us, but he left us in a better place and provided us with a good example of how we should try to live our lives. Albert is survived by his wife and best friend of 68 years, Mayetta, a grateful son Larry and his wife Rita. He has four surviving grandchildren: Larry (Buddy) and wife Barbara, Thomas, Jennifer and her husband Craig, and Tiffany and her husband David. Daniel Scartz preceded him in death in 2006. He also has six great-grandchildren; Katie and her husband Nick, Jennifer, Brittany, Neil (Tre), Caroline and Grace. The family requests that any expression of sympathy be a donation to a charity of your choice . A memorial service will be held Saturday January 19, 2013 at the Occoquan Bible Church 3700 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192 at 2 p.m. Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 16, 2013
Staff - Walter L Schulte - (2/21/2012) - Walter L. Schulte, 85, of Fredericksburg VA, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Schulte retired as a teacher from Arlington County Schools. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia. Survivors include his wife, Isabel LeCompte Schulte of Fredericksburg; sons Michael Schulte and wife Beate, Lee Schulte and wife Shannon and Kent Schulte; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. www.convenantfuneralservice.com
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Staff - Clarence Henry "Jupe" Seldomridge - (1/16/2010) - Clarence H. "Jupe" Seldomridge, Jr. of 5301 N. 26th St. Arlington, Virginia formerly of Hinton, West Virginia died Saturday January 16, 2010 at age 78 in the VA Medical Center in Arlington, Virginia. Born December 5, 1931 in Hinton, West Virginia, Jupe was the son of the late Clarence H. Sr. & Pansy (Smith) Seldomridge. Mr. Seldomridge was a 1949 graduate of Hinton High School. Following high school, he entered the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. Following military service, he graduated from West Virginia University in 1956 and received Masters in Education from West Virginia in 1957. Jupe was a retired school teacher in Arlington County, Virginia and a member of both the American Association of Teachers and the Virginia Association of Teachers. He was also a member of the VFW and the American Legion and the Hinton United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Reva (Patrick) Seldomridge; one son - David Seldomridge & fiancee Kris McGraw of Arlington, Virginia; two daughters - Susan Seldomridge of Arlington, Virginia and Sandy Casey & husband Todd of Vienna, Virginia; three grandchildren - Reagan, Otis & Patrick. Nephews, Fred Seld and David Harris. Niece, Becky Sheets. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday January 21, 2010 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton, West Virginia with Pastor Larry Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery at Forest Hill. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Staff - Gerard E Shelton - (5/9/2015) - Shelton, Gerard "Jerry" (age 90) Of the Goodwin House and formerly of Vienna, VA died on May 9, 2015 at Virginia Hospital Center. Beloved husband of the late Charlotte Davenport Shelton; father of Howard Maurice Davenport III (Kathy), Samuel Gerard Shelton (Jeffrey Fabian) and Elizabeth Parrish "Missy" Shelton; grandfather of Howie and Jonathan and uncle of W. Tilford Smith, Jr. (Bonnie Flynn) and Jayne Parrish Graf and Elizabeth Parrish Keller. A service celebrating Jerry's life will be held on Saturday, June 13 at 11:00 a.m. in the ground floor auditorium at Goodwin House, 3440 S. Jefferson Street, located in Falls Church near Bailey's Crossroads. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations be made to Reading is Fundamental of Northern Virginia (www.rifnova.org), the Goodwin House Foundation (www.goodwinhouse.org) or to the charity of choice. Online condolences and fond memories may be offered to the family at www.moneyandking.com.
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Staff - Milo Sonen - (2/19/2008) - MILO W. SONEN On February 19, 2008, Milo Wilcox Sonen, age 93, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Virginia Sonen; devoted father of Jon Wilcox Sonen, Walter Stewart Sonen and Bonnie Fields Sonen (a.k.a. Skookums Sonnenschein); dear brother of the late Robert Wilcox; loving grandfather of Mailo Sonen, Jon Sonen, Tom J. Rollman, Suzy Rollman Wilde, Trevor Rollman, Levi Rollman and Anna-Noel Sonnenschein and dear great- grandfather of Brenna Rollman, Bryson Rollman, Brooklyn Rollman, Ella Rollman, Carson Wilde, Mailo Sonen, Megan Sonen and Mia Sonen. Milo was born June 22, 1914, and raised in Washington, DC where he had perfect attendance throughout his public school years. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he was a noted track star. An educator for 33 years, he taught at Swanson Junior High in Arlington, VA, was Athletic Superintendent of Arlington County Public Schools for four years and was then Vice Principal and Athletic Director at Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Spencerville Seventh Day Adventist Church, New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD. Arrangements are with Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, Sykesville, MD
Staff - Howard M Sorrell - (4/13/2010) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - April 17, 2010 Howard M. Sorrell, Age 88, of Silver Spring, Maryland died on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Husband of Beth D. Sorrell. He is survived by his sisters, Jeanne Dorr, Anne Dent and Doris Shoe and brother, Byron Sorrell. He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Sales. The family will receive friends at Gasch's Funeral Home P.A., 4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, Maryland on Sunday April 18 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held on Monday, April 19 at Riderwood Village Church, 3110 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, Maryland at 10 a.m. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC. 20001. http://www.gaschs.com CORRECTION - May 13, 2010 The May 11 obituary of Howard M. Sorrell incorrectly reported that he was a longtime Silver Spring resident and died at the Riderwood retirement community in Baltimore. He lived in Hyattsville, Arlington County and other places in the Washington area and died at the Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring. There is no Riderwood in Baltimore.
Staff - Sarah Calvert Spillman - (7/16/2012) - The Culpeper Star-Exponent, Culpeper, Virginia, July 18-19, 2012 - Sarah Calvert Hitt of Brandy Station, Virginia, died on Monday, July 16, 2012, at Culpeper Regional Hospital. She was born in King George County on May 12, 1918, to the late William Allie Spillman and the late Sarah Jones Spillman. Calvert lived with her family in King George on "Como," the family farm, until she began her college education in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Mrs. Hitt was a life-long teacher who taught grades five through seven in the Arlington and Culpepper school systems. She graduated from Mary Washington College and then received her master's degree in math from Columbia University in New York. She married Claude T. Hitt in 1960 and they lived at Brandy Farm until 2005 when they began residing at the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community. She is survived by her stepsons, Louis Ford Hitt and his wife, Ann Hunter Simpson, of Hartwood, Virginia, and Claude Thompson Hitt Jr. and his wife, Patricia B. Hitt, of Brandy Station; four grandchildren, Travis Marsh Hitt and his wife, Dallas Hambrick Hitt, of Bluemont, Morgan Ford Hitt of Culpeper, Jason Christopher Hitt of Brandy Station, and Leigh-Ann E. Hitt of Rixeyville; and two great-grandchildren, Travis Marsh Hitt Jr. and Lucienne-Louise Hamrick Hitt. She is also survived by two nephews, William A. Spillman III, his wife, Beverly, and their children, Mary Alice, Beth and Ann; and David R. Spillman, his wife, Linda, and their children, Michael and Sherri. Mrs. Hitt was preceded in death by her siblings, William A. Spillman Jr., Gordon C. Spillman and Mary Alice Spillman Haley. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper. An online guestbook and tribute wall is available at www.FoundandSons.com. Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is handling the arrangements. Miss Calvert Spillman taught Plane Geometry and Consumer Math at Wakefield High School, Arlington County, Virginia.
Staff - Lois W Steffey - (11/29/2014) - Lois W. Steffey, age 90, a longtime resident of Arlington, Virginia and recently, the District of Columbia, died on November 29, 2014, at Sibley Memorial Hospital as the result of a fall and fractured hip two weeks earlier at her residence, Residences at Thomas Circle in Washington, D.C. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Judge Richard C. Steffey, on October 5, 2009, and by her sister, Evelyn E. Wilson, on July 8, 2004. She was born and grew up in Rural Retreat, Virginia, on March 22, 1924. Lois taught Spanish and Latin at Wakefield High School in Arlington for many years until her retirement. She was also actively involved in the life of The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church after she moved to the Washington area in 1948 and continuing until her death. Mrs. Steffey is survived by a cousin, Janelle Hamric of Largo, Florida. A memorial service will be held at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 1313 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005, on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund or Music Fund.
Staff - James E Stemple - (9/29/2005) - Beloved husband of the late Emily H. Stemple. Respected Arlington County School Teacher, Industrial Arts. A tall, lean man of fine character who shared his knowledge with competence and confidence to many Arlington youth. ----- The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - October 1, 2005 James Elbert Stemple passed away September 29, 2005 due to complications from surgery. Born August 10, 1911, he was the youngest of seven children and enjoyed a long, happy and healthy life. An educator for more than 40 years, he began his teaching career in a one room schoolhouse in rural West Virginia - going on to receive a B.A. from Alderson Broaddus College, a B.S. from the West Virginia Institute of Technology, culminating in a Master’s in Education from the University of Maryland. He served honorably in World War II and later married Emily Horton Fulwiler in 1954. Emily passed away in 1997. A devoted and loving father and husband, he is survived by his son, James Wesley Stemple; two daughters Sally Nay and Susan Ranta; grandchildren Kevin Nay, Deborah Taylor and Leslie Whisenhunt; and three great-grandchildren Lauren and Peyton Taylor and Garrett Whisenhunt. His retirement years were spent traveling, gardening and enjoying a rich social life. He was active in the Lion's Club, the Arlington and Virginia Educators Associations, Leisure World Men's Choral, Fun and Fancy and Interfaith Chapel. He will be long remembered for his kind, gentle and endearing way. He cherished the joy he shared with his family and devoted friends and always maintained a positive outlook despite life's challenges. It is his wish that those close to him reflect on that joy when thinking of him. A memorial service will be held at the Vantage House Auditorium, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia, Maryland on Monday, October 3, 2005 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Johns Hopkins University, Wilmer Eye Institute, Research for Macular Degeneration, Wilmer 112, 600 North Wolfe Street, Balitmore, Maryland 21287. Arrangements by Witzke Homes, Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, Maryland
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Staff - Mary Etta Stout - (3/12/2006) - Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, Sec 8-P3 Row 4 Site 6
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Staff - Helen Sullivan - (7/9/2005) - Buried Saint Catharine’s Cemetery, Broad Book, Conn.
Staff - Hal Symes - (10/10/2016) - HAROLD B. SYMES "Hal" (Age 86) - Passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 with his wife and children by his side.
A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Masters of Fine Arts from American University, and a Navy veteran, Hal was a teacher and administrator in the Arlington Public School art program for many years. He also taught art education at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia, and drawing at Northern Virginia Community College. Hal had paintings in area shows including the Corcoran Gallery, Arlington Education Center, Arlington Arts Center, and the Torpedo Factory Art Center. He continued his passion for education into retirement by serving on the advisory council at George Washington University, Loudoun Campus for art exhibitions, and teaching art classes at the Ashby Ponds senior living community. He was a member of the Loudoun Sketch Club.
Hal is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edith Symes; children, Paul Symes, Philip Symes, Helen Kohlhafer, and Diane Thompson. He had a special bond with each of his grandchildren; Hilary, Joseph, Emily and William.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 15 at 2 p.m. at Community Lutheran Church, 21014 Whitfield Place, Sterling, VA 20165. Burial will be in Lockport, NY.
Please share online condolences with the family at: www.loudounfuneralchapel.com
Staff - Virginia Talbott - (7/25/1992) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - July 29,1992 Virginia Talbott Harbour, 76, a home economics teacher in the Arlington County public schools in the mid-1960s who was active in church and cultural groups, died July 25 at Fairfax Hospital after a stroke. She lived in Annandale. Mrs. Harbour had taught at Wakefield and Yorktown high schools. She helped organize family life and child development education programs for the Arlington schools. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Alexandria, the National Cathedral Association, the Alexandria Choral Society, the Metropolitan Opera Guild and the Little Theatre Association of Alexandria. She had played the piano. Mrs. Harbour was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. She graduated from Park College in Missouri, where she majored in English and home economics. She taught in Iowa and Nebraska before coming to the Washington area in 1956. Survivors include her husband, Stuart Lee Harbour, whom she married in 1954 and who lives in Annandale; and a sister, Charlotte Talbott Lutz of Springfield.
Staff - Sarah Tanenbaum - (10/12/2009)
Staff - Richard Tarravechia - (3/23/2004) - Richard Tarravechia, 80, of New Bern, North Carolina died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Craven Regional Medical Center. Mr. Tarravechia served in the U S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was an avid lover of knowledge and education and devoted most of his life to teaching (English). Funeral services will be held Friday, March 20; 2004, at 11 a.m. at Cotten Chapel with the Rev. Jeremy Warnick officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Tarravechia; one son, Richard Joseph Tarravechia and his wife, Debbie, of Charlotte, North Carolina; three brothers, Joseph Porto, Charlie Porto, both of Syracuse, New York, and Sam Porto of Fulton, New York; four, grandchildren, Zachary, Rachail, Ryan and Aaron Tarravechia. The family will. receive friends from.6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Cotten Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3015 South. Memorial Drive, Suite A, Greenville, North Carolina 27834.
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Staff - Mary Toivanen - (1/21/2010) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - January 25, 2010 Mary C. Toivanen (Age 94) died on Thursday, January 21, 2010, of Alexandria, Virginia. Beloved mother of Wayne of Alexandria, Kay of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Gary of Lansing, New York, and Gail of New York City. Inurnment private. Contributions may be made to the SPCA of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 100220, Arlington, Virginia 22210-3220.
Staff - Helen R Trusch - (7/1/1988)
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Staff - James Vandell - (5/28/2015) - James Edward Vandell, 80, formerly of Annandale, VA made his transition on May 28, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina after a short illness. His wife Jane Robey Vandell was at his side. Jim was born in Meadow Bridge, WV on January 4, 1935 to parents Edward and Myrtle Vandell. He attended Meadow Bridge High School. After graduation, he to attended Beckley College and then Morris Harvey College, in Charleston, WV where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Education. Jim started his career in Education by teaching at DuPont High School in DuPont, WV and then on to Coach and teach Physical Education at Roosevelt Junior High School in Charleston, WV. After his marriage to Miss Jane Ellen Robey in December 1963, they relocated to the Northern Virginia area where Jim taught Physical Education and Coached basketball at Gunston Junior High and then moved on to Wakefield High School. Jim earned a Master of Science Degree in Adult Education Administration at The George Washington University. Jim had a passion for basketball and was able to express this through his many varied Coaching success in the educational system. His Wakefield Warriors High School basketball team was the only undefeated team in the Northern Virginia Regional Conference in 1969. Jim touched the lives of thousands of young people through his love of basketball and is work in the educational community. He was known to many as Coach Vandell or just Coach by his students. Jim was a recreational runner and active volunteer in the Annandale, VA community. He gave freely of his time for over 15 years at the Audrey Moore Recreational Center and helped others use the weight machines in the Fitness Center correctly with an eye for form while emphasizing safety and proper technique. Jim is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jane Robey Vandell of South Bethany, Delaware, and two sons, Brent of Richmond, VA, Brian of Raleigh, NC and four granddaughters, Reese, Pierce, Kailey and Sidney Vandell who were the precious light of his retirement years. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Myrtle Vandell, brother Harold "Huck" Vandell, sisters Frieda Vandell Helmentoller and Gay Vandell Flanigan. A celebration of life will be held in Arlington, Virginia in late September, with details to be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association of your choice.
Staff - Adelaide I Von Alven - (11/3/2004)
Staff - Gladys Walton - (8/3/2004) - Gladys Walton, 92, of Largo, died Tuesday (August 3, 2004) at Cypress Palms Assisted Living Facility, Largo. She was born in Richmond, Virginia, and came here in 1968 from Arlington, Virginia, where she retired as a financial secretary for the Arlington County Public School System. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Largo, and the Clearwater Country Club. She enjoyed playing bridge and golf. Survivors include a son, Ed, Charlotte, North Carolina; a daughter, June M. Lederle, Wilmington, North Carolina; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
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Staff - Gilmer Burns Weatherly - (4/17/2004)
Staff - Jacqueline H Webster - (12/1/2001)
Staff - Josephine M. Wells - (10/15/2005)
Staff - Ann Wentworth - (1/3/1994) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - January 5, 1994 Ann Winfrey Purcell Wentworth LeVere Flagg, 88, a retired business English and typing teacher in the Arlington County school system, died of cancer January 3 at the home of her son in Conway, South Carolina. A former resident of Arlington, Mrs. Flagg was born in Green Ridge, Missouri. She graduated from Missouri State Teachers College in Springfield, Missouri, and later attended Western Kentucky Teachers College and American University. She moved to the Washington area in 1938 and joined the Arlington schools as a teacher at Washington-Lee High. She remained there until 1959, when she transferred to Wakefield High. She retired in 1972. Mrs. Flagg moved from Arlington to Lignum, Virginia, at that time and resided there until moving to Conway in 1993. Her marriage to Jack N. Purcell ended in divorce. Her second husband, Sydney Wentworth, died in 1959. Her third husband, Roland LeVere, died in 1978. Her fourth husband, Dale H. Flagg, died in 1988. Survivors include a son from her first marriage, Jack Allen Purcell of Conway; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Wright of Bethesda; four grandsons; and four great-grandsons.
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Staff - Ruth B Whitham - (1/24/2002) - Buried Panorama Memorial Gardens, Waterlick, VA
Staff - Evelyn E Wilson - (7/8/2004) - Evelyn E. Wilson, of Arlington, Virginia died on Thursday, July 8, 2004 at her home. She is survived by her beloved sister, Lois V nee Wilson Steffey and brother-in-law, Richard Steffey of Arlington. She was born in Rural Retreat, Virginia, graduated Valedictorian of the Senior Class in 1944, received a degree of B.A. in education from Radford University in 1948. In 1956 at Wakefield Senior High School in Arlington she became a Guidance Counselor and rose to the position of Director of Guidance and Counseling. She attended Boston University on a fellowship and received her Masters degree in Pupil Personnel Administration and Counseling from Columbia University in New York . She has appeared on T.V. and testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on the subject of "high school graduates financing college education." She authored "Instructions On How to Administer the SAT" for College Scholarship Services of Princeton, NJ. She worked for the Educational Testing Bureau for over three decades. She received numerous awards and honors for her public service and professional achievements. She served as President of the Northern Virginia Personnel and Guidance Association and Vice President of the Virginia State Personnel and Guidance Association. During her 49 years residency in Northern Virginia, she was very active in New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia and Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC. During her retirement she was an invigorating worker in Arlingtonions Meeting Emergency Needs (AMEN) serving as a volunteer, member of the Board of Directors, and President. She willed her body to the George Washington University School of Medicine Department of Anatomy and Cellular Research. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St., NW, Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Arlingtonions Meeting Emergency Needs, PO Box 7429, Arlington, Virginia 22207.
Staff - Harold M Wilson - (3/24/2000) - The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. - April 15, 2000 Harold M. Wilson, 83, a retired Arlington County associate superintendent for instruction who was instrumental in establishing standards for courses that meet university requirements, died of cancer March 24 at his home in Mount Jackson, Shenandoah County, Virginia. Dr. Wilson, a former teacher and high school principal, was responsible for the instructional programs of Arlington County's 30 elementary schools, six junior high schools and three high schools during his tenure from 1964 to 1980. He also oversaw a night school program for young and older adults, a program for deaf and blind students and the hiring of health services staff and curriculum and counseling specialists. A soft-spoken man, he was considered the school system's philosopher and historian. Before becoming an associate superintendent, he was principal of Wakefield High School for 11 years, beginning when the school opened in 1953. Concerned about the relatively few Arlington students attending college, he developed a three-year program to have the school's curriculum accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, of which he was a trustee and president. Dr. Wilson encouraged county staff, teachers, students and parents to work together on improving curriculum standards. He also organized visiting committees of federal education officials and college professors. The program became a model for other high schools. He was born in Vincennes, Indiana. He had worked as a teacher in Indiana and served in the Army during World War II. After the war, he graduated from George Washington University, where he also received a Master’s degree and a doctorate in education. He had served on GWU's staff for 10 years as an instructor of educational psychology, secondary classroom instruction, educational sociology, history and philosophy of education, and educational supervision and administration. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth P. Wilson of Mount Jackson; three children, James H. Wilson of Vienna, Kathleen E. Becker of Newport, North Carolina, and Judith A. Bell of Mount Jackson; a sister; and five grandchildren.
Staff - Mary Louise Wood - (7/25/2010) - On 25 July 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a resident of Burke, Virginia. She was a retired long-time Arlington County School Board teacher of Biology at Wakefield High School, 4901 South Chesterfield Road, Arlington. She graduated with double masters from the University of Virginia, and was a member of Chi Omega. She was preceded in death by her mother, Louise Marshall Moss and Ernest F Wood, Jr. A celebration of Mary's life was held at Wakefield High School Saturday, 28 Aug 2010 from 3 to 5 pm. Contributions in her honor may be made to the following charities: Arlington Outdoor Education Association (AOEA), PO Box 5646, Arlington VA 22205; or Friends of Homeless Animals General Operating Fund, PO Box 2575, Merrifield, VA 22116; or SPCA of Northern Virginia, PO Box 100220, Arlington, VA 22210
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Staff - Robert Gordon Wrigley - (11/15/2009) - Robert Gordon Wrigley (Age 78), who taught physics, sciences, and coached football in the Arlington County high school system from 1955 - 1980, died on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at Rose Manor Health Care Center in Durham, North Carolina of complications from Parkinson"s disease. Bob was instrumental in starting the Overlee Community Association in Arlington in 1957 where he and his family managed the aquatic programs and facilities for twenty-two years. He was a charter member, elder, choir member and Sunday school teacher at Arlington's Little Falls Presbyterian Church where he also engaged in civil rights work with his family. Bob retired from teaching high school and went on to teach management sciences for Sterling Institute and The Dreiford Group for several years before moving to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1994. In Raleigh he was an active member and elder at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church. He also loved sharing his cottage, fishing and water-skiing at Kerr Lake. Bob's love for his family, church and community influenced his life and all those who knew him. Bob was a man of tireless energy who thrived on working on projects of all kinds. He could build or fix just about anything. He was an exceptional teacher and touched the lives of countless friends and students. Bob was born in Kingston, Pennsylvania on July 26, 1931 to Clarence Wayne Wrigley and Mabel Shonk Nesbitt. He graduated from Kingston High School. He also graduated from Muskingum College in Ohio and later obtained a master's degree from American University in Washington, D.C. Bob is survived by his wife, Gretchen, his children, Barbara Wrigley and her partner, Jolynne Flores of Alexandria; Rick Wrigley and his partner, Michael Burke of Provincetown, Massachusetts; Pamela and Brian Behal of Blacksburg; Christina and Daniel Porter of Poquoson; and Jennifer Wrigley of Raleigh, North Carolina; his step-children, Mike and Nancy Cochran of Islip, New York; David and Linda Cochran of Morristown, New Jersey; and Ann and Jonathan Myers of Arlington; his fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and his first wife, Marilynn Daily Swenson. Bob will be missed by many, especially his family, who will always remember his unconditional love.
Staff - Sue G Wysor - (2/12/2004) - Sue G. Wysor - Of Arlington, VA. Beloved wife of George; mother of sons, George and Joe; and grandmother of grandchildren, Rachel, Callie and Tori, died February 12, 2004. A memorial service will be held at Westover Baptist Church, Arlington, VA on Wednesday, February 18 at 11 a.m. Interment at New Dublin Presbyterian Church, Dublin, VA at Noon on Saturday, February 21. Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 15, 2004
Staff - Ruby Jones Zabawa - (4/1/2007) - Ruby Jones Zabawa died on Sunday, April 1, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband James S. Zabawa. She is survived by two daughters Barbara Cord'er and Jennifer Griffin; a son James Julian Zabawa; a half-sister Koba Hockaday; a half-brother, Kenneth Jones, seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Arlington Funeral Home, 3901 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, Virginia on Wednesday, April 4, 2007 from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Thursday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at The Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Interment at National Memorial Park. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the United Methodist Church. [Published in The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. on April 4, 2007]
Staff - Sue Zajac - (6/7/2013) - On Friday June 7, 2013, Susan Dewar Zajac of Arlington, Virginia, beloved wife of the late Leo W. Zajac, passed away. She is survived by daughter, Andrea and son, Kim Zajac (Susana). She was a graduate of University of Massachusetts, Amherst and earned her Master at Virginia Tech. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Susan Zajac was a long time Arlington County resident. She had over 30 years working for Arlington County Public School System. She first worked as Volunteer Coordinator and then retired as Home Economics teacher from Swanson Middle School. She continued to provide many services and volunteer in the school system even after retirement. She was very active in several community organizations which included NEA, Arlington Retired Teachers Association, AAUW, Community of 100, Potomac Home Economist and Creative Problem Solving Institute as well as many other. The family will receive friends at Murphy's Funeral Home 4510 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA. on Saturday June 15, 2013, from 10am -12pm and 3pm to 5pm. Services will be held at Arlington Forest United Methodist Church 4701 Arlington Blvd. Arlington, VA. on Sunday June 16, 2013, at 3pm. A reception will follow immediately after the service at the Church. The interment will take place on Monday June 17, at 12 noon at Quantico National Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers please make donations in her name to Arlington Forest Methodist Church General Fund or to Creative Problem Solving Institute Creative Education Foundation P.O. Box 67 Amherst, MA 01004