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CARL RICHARD AIKIN SR. 66 of Branchland, W. Va., received the ultimate healing when he walked into his Savior’s embrace on July 23, 2106, at Emogene Jones Hospice House in Huntington after a long, courageous battle with metastatic prostate cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Jennie Aikin and by his beloved first wife Genevieve. He is survived by Sarah Bragg Aikin, his devoted wife of 16 years; sisters Dawn Aikin of South Point, Ohio and Gail (John) Scruggs of Alameda, California; sons Carl Jr. and Stacy (Becky), both of Huntington an Michael (Andi) of Branchland; daughter Melanie (mike) Hays of Charleston, W.Va.; and six grandchildren. Carl was born in Lockport, N.Y., but spent his growing-up years in Arlington, Va. He served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. After marriage, he relocated to West Virginia and worked as a well tender for Columbia Gas until his retirement. He was an avid radio operator and member of the Tri-State Amateur Radio Association (TARA) and the American Radio Relay League (ARAL). Interment was at the Slone-Triplett Cemetery, Pleasant View, W. Va. You may express your condolences to the family at www. Handleyfh.com.
Edward L. Anderson, M.D. Eulogy 5/22/1950 - 3/29/2017
Prepared by Linda M. Vento, Partner
Ed was born in Richmond, Va. to LeRoy and Brenda Taylor Anderson. He was an only child who aspired, from a very young age, to be a doctor, a church organist and an airplane pilot. He achieved all three goals in his lifetime with great diligence and excellence.
As a physician, specializing in Internal Medicine, Ed excelled in his command of human physiology and diagnostic skills, which he maintained throughout his entire life. His brilliance was known and shared with every medical professional he encountered for his patients and for his own care as well, over the last five years.
Ed was an "out of the box" big picture thinker. He studied his own disease and believed he would find his cure much like he did with every patient he ever treated. There was not one physician who cared for Ed that did not walk away from knowing him better for having participating in his treatment.
I was asked once by Ed's oncologist if he had really knew everything he brought with him to the exam room for discussion or had he looked it up. I responded, "he could literally recite Geitner's physiology from memory". His oncologist was amazed. Every visit was like grand rounds!
The second life goal was to be a church organist. He was well on his way at the age of four years old when he sat at the Hammond, one manual organ, with his "GaGa" and played back for her Silent Night after hearing her play the song. His grandmother was the Postmistress and the organist for the Sabbot-Manakin town center chapel where she and his grandfather, Mr. Taylor, ran the General Store. We visited the sacred soil where that town commerce center once stood, next to their homeyou where General Cornwallace once lived, together one beautiful day where Ed shared with me this most incredible story of his family's history. He also wrote a beautiful prose about his beloved Sabbot. (Yes he was a poet and a writer too!)
Ed studied organ under his mentor, Bill Watkins, and was the assistant organist for his home Parrish St. Andrews in Falls Church, Va. He loved to play organ choral music and even played the organ at Durham Cathedral in England when visiting there after graduation from Georgetown.
His third life goal of being an airplane pilot was accomplished through his design of a software model he developed to start his own company, after 16 years working as the VP of Medical Affairs for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon). He was a million mile flyer for United Airlines alone. He would have pilots take him into the cockpit to show off their sophisticated technology on the newest of planes. He engaged everyone he met with a genuineity of grace and love. Even his vision deficits could not stop him!
Edward L. Anderson was and will always be my hero and the love of my life. His belief in zero tolerance for anything short of excellence was a shared one. We both worked to always bring out the best in everyone we encountered in our business lives. It did not matter about job title or perceived inadequacies. Every human's potential was in our hands and that was sacred to us. It was our goal to always leave each and every person in our care better off for knowing and working with us. That was the belief we shared.
As lifetime Episcopalians we shared a deep love of the Lord and most enjoyed the rich history and liturgy of the Anglican Communion. Ed always believed that he had lived a previous life in England and my connection was to Coomb's Castle, England where my paternal grandmother's family originated long before I knew her.
In closing Ed was an artist. He had so many gifts in this life. He was a painter of light in everything he did, including his photography.
There was nothing too big or too small for Edward L. Anderson. God brought us together for a specific purpose and I was both honored and blessed to call him "the love of my life". Today, with a deep void left by Ed’s passing, I want to see his huge Spirit sail into the beautiful sunset where he will find freedom from the pain of disease and feel only love and peace.....the peace that passes all understanding. My prayer is that he may look back at me with those beautiful big blue eyes once more and speak to my soul forevermore. “Be still and know that I am God”.......Psalm 46:10
Nannette Marie Aubrey Thompson passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at her home in Vienna, VA. Beloved wife of 43 years to Doug Thompson; devoted mother of Jennifer Sprague (Lee) and Katherine Thompson-Allen (Brian); grandmother of Aubrey, Zachary, Rylan, Braden and Jacob; sister of Arthur and Thomas Aubrey. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lombardi Cancer Center or the American Cancer Society.
Lawrence Carl Azevedo WALLINGFORD - Lawrence Carl Azevedo, 64, of Wallingford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Hartford Hospital. Larry was born May 20, 1950, in Newport, R.I., son of the late Carlos A. and Athene Coelho Azevedo. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1976, and spent the majority of his career helping leading businesses plan and implement IT strategies. He was an avid guitar player with a lifelong love of music and a proud associate member of the Songwriters' Guild. Larry is survived by his wife of 40 years, Christine Negrey Azevedo; his daughters, Stephanie Harmon and partner, Joel Fountain, and Laura Azevedo and partner, Scott Chappell; his sisters, Mary Lou Carter and husband, Bill, and Jinjer Azuree and wife, Sue Kaspar; his brother, Don Fernando Azevedo and wife, Janice; and many much loved nieces, nephews; and other relatives both in the U.S. and Brazil. Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, July 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the B. C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 S. Elm St., Wallingford. A memorial service celebrating Larry's life will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. His family would like to thank the caregivers in the Hartford Hospital Heart Failure program who have taken such great care of Larry through his life and his death.
Daniel Brent Babcock, age 63, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Friday, January 31, 2014, at this home in Cool, CA, surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his loving wife Heidi, daughter Brooke Babcock, and step sons Trevor and Taylor Rubatzky (Alexis) and grandson Logan. He is also survived by his brother Richard R Babcock Jr. and wife Judy, sister Deborah (DR) Babcock, sister-in-law Maureen Babcock, brothers-in-law William Henry (Diane), James Henry (Mary Jo), sister-in-law Lois Showalter (Larry), mother-in-law Barbara Henry and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in passing by his parents and his brother Reginald Dennis Babcock. Dan was born on July 3, 1950 in Arlington, Virginia, the third son of Richard R. and Dorothy P. Babcock. He entered the world just a few minutes before his fraternal twin sister DR. Dan grew up in a suburban neighborhood that was filled with other kids his age. Dan attended public schools in Arlington and graduated from Yorktown High School in 1968. He was a standout on the local community pool swim team and attended Little Falls Presbyterian Church with his family. His summer job during high school was working as a caddy at the Washington Golf and Country Club, where he discovered his love of golf. After a start in college, he was drafted into the Army, served two years, and received an honorable discharge. Returning home to Virginia, Dan went to work in the construction industry and then got involved in the restaurant business all while completing his BS degree at George Mason University. He was also an avid skier and motorcycle rider. In the early 1980s he moved to Florida, where his mother had established roots, and worked in the home remodeling business. He met Heidi at his brother's wedding in 1988 and made a life changing decision to make her his bride in October 1988 and move to California to start a family. After moving to California Dan continued in the home remodeling industry and also became very involved in coaching T-ball while living in Davis. Dan and Heidi moved to Cool in 1993 and immediately became very involved in the Auburn Lake Trails community. Dan was involved with Silver Spurs and swim team for several years and began playing golf once again, something he loved and looked forward to every Sunday. Dan also enjoyed camping, more recently RVing, the beach and many DIY projects around the house. His "peppy" and upbeat personality will be missed by all that knew him. He will always be remembered for the extraordinary upbeat fight he put up against his lengthy battle with cancer. Please no flowers, in lieu of, you are welcome to make a donation to cancer research (your choice), Snowline Hospice (El Dorado County) or charity of your choice.
Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 23, 2011
Of Arlington, VA died on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Bob was the beloved husband of Karen L. Bailey; beloved father of Patrick Sean, Clare Elizabeth and Mary Mercedes and step father of Benjamin and Matthew Feinstein; and the beloved grandpa of Roxy and Alice Hauser. A memorial gathering will be held at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203 on Saturday, January 29 at 2 p.m. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob's name to the American Diabetes Foundation.
2nd LT, U.S. Air Force
Burried Arlington National Cemetery
Susan Bevill Livingston, the oldest child of the late U.S. Rep. Tom Bevill, a Democrat from Jasper, died suddenly on February 28, 2014 after a brain aneurysm. She was 63. Susan Bevill graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1977 and was an assistant attorney general for Alabama and later an assistant U.S. attorney in the Middle District of Alabama. In 1985, she joined Balch & Bingham, where she was a partner in the energy section, a member of the management council, and chair of the diversity committee.
The congressman's daughter loved Girl Scouts, and loved selling Girl Scout cookies. Susan Bevill Livingston, an attorney for 29 years with Balch & Bingham, got involved with Girl Scouts as a troop leader when her daughter, Elizabeth, now 19, was a child. During Girl Scout cookie season, you could find her troop selling cookies in downtown Birmingham. "She used to go to the Advent Episcopal Day school on her lunch break and take her whole troop over to the AmSouth-Harbert Plaza and sell cookies," said Sheila Smith, former chief financial officer for Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama. When her daughter was too old for Girl Scouts, Livingston stayed on as volunteer treasurer, hand-signing every check the agency wrote, and as a board member, Smith said. "She was willing to do anything," Smith said. "She believed in the mission of Girl Scouts. She was very dedicated. She had a passion for women's and girl's organizations."
"Like her father, she always believed in trying to help other people, and I think she was dedicated to that," said her husband, Jim Livingston.
"She's somebody that young professionals looked up to and revered," said attorney Debra Lewis. "She was dignified, lovely, tall, regal in appearance. She was so full of grace and humility. She had a lovely laugh, a beautiful smile. She was a wonderful leader. She led an exemplary full life. She was in the Paddle Club. Every year when the Cahaba Lilies bloomed, she loved to get groups together to go out and look at the Cahaba Lilies."
Livingston tried to get her to go, but Lewis asked, "Are there snakes?"
"She said, 'Yeah, they're everywhere and they'll just jump right in the boat with you.'"
Lewis recalls being on Lake Martin last summer with Livingston, a few years older than her, when Susan suggested they water ski. Neither one had water skied for years, Lewis said. "She had a great zest for life," Lewis said. They were both sore afterward. "The next Monday, she said, 'I can't walk, but we did it.'"Livingston was frequently called on to read scripture in services at her church, Cathedral Church of the Advent.
"She had so much confidence," Lewis said. "I think it had a lot to do with her spiritual side."
The Girl Scouts gave Livingston a Women of Distinction award in 2004 and the Mildred Bell Johnson Award in 2012. She was also a fixture at the YWCA, as a board member and volunteer.
"She brought in ideas, thinking about the women we help, 'What would I need or want if I were in this situation?'" said YWCA CEO Yolanda Sullivan. "She tried to make sure those needs were met, whether it was needing shoes or whatever that client needed. I feel as if a great light is lost to the community. We are going to miss her so much."
The day of her death, the YWCA received a check from Livingston with her contribution to support the organization's April fundraising luncheon, Sullivan said. Lewis agreed with Sullivan that Livingston's death will be felt across the city. "It's a blow to the entire community," Lewis said. "She had so much humility. She was a team player; she never took credit for anything. It was always the team. She had no ego that interfered. She was just a loving, gifted person.
WEST, Marisue Allender Brooks, passed away Sunday, January 4, 2015, after a brief and courageous battle with brain cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Anna Louise Brooks. She is survived by her husband, Jeff; two daughters, Amy Barnett (Greg) and Sarah Mills (Doug); three grandchildren, Rylan, Wesley and Charlotte; two stepchildren, Nicholas West and Erica Mitchell (Lee); three brothers, Robert M. Allender (JoAnn) of Scottsdale, Ariz., James D. Allender (Bonnie) of Crescent City, Fla. and Dr. James H. Brooks (Judy) of St. Paul, Minn.; her half-brother, Shannon Allender (Linda) of Atlanta, Ga.; her mother-in-law, Jewell N. West of Dinwiddie, Va.; her former husband, Tim Tokarz; and many other loving family members. Marisue graduated from Yorktown High School in Arlington, Va. and also attended Averett College. She had a love for quilting and was always meticulous about her work. She received a lot of praise with her attention to detail and quality of work. Family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6 at Bliley's- Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd., where a graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colon Cancer Alliance or The National Brain Tumor Society. The family would like to express thanks to all of the staff on 2 North at CJW-Johnston Willis (TJCH), to Hospice of Va., and a special thank you to Sue Cunningham.
JOHN ROBERT BUCKLER, 48, of North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, died Wednesday, May 20 1998. Mr. Buckler was an auto repairman. Born in Washington, D.C., he moved to Central Florida in 1996. Survivor: brother, Philip, Arlington, Va. Haigh-Black Funeral Home, Ormond Beach.
The Sentinel Newspaper, Orlando, Florida, 30 May 1998.
John Buckler, Keith Edwards, Dennis Smith, and I grew up together on the 2700 block of Dinwiddie St. (Dennis moved to California around the end of elementary school and returned to a different neighborhood to complete high school and graduated with our class). John lived on the corner of Dinwiddie and Yorktown Blvd. about 2 or 3 blocks from YHS.
John was into anything with a gas engine. We spent many hours riding mini bikes and go carts back and forth on our street. And we even took my go cart to the new 4 lane section of Glebe Rd. by Walker Chapel after it was complete, but before it was open to traffic!
John was the first person I knew (in our class) to get his drivers license and a car. He often drove me to classes at Williamsburg Jr. High in the spring of 1965. His parents owned Anderson and Buckler Garage on Lee Highway just up the road from Hot Shoppes.
When I left Arlington for college and then work, I lost track of most everyone from high school over time. The last time I remember talking to John was in 1988 at our 20th class reunion. At that reunion he received an award for having the most children - 5 if I remember correctly.
I don't know how Reunion Team members are tracking down deceased class members, but if their families have access to this tribute - Michael, or Butch, wife, kids, or anyone else who knew John, send me an email. I have lots of good memories of old times with John that I would be glad to share! Miss you John!
Christopher Allen Carley died of pneumonia on January 15, 2014. He was born the second son of John W. and Alice U. Carley in Fort Bragg, N.C. on January 31, 1950.
Growing up as military child, he moved all over the country and also lived in Germany. Chris Carley graduated from Yorktown High School in Arlington, Va. He later attended the American College in Paris, France and the University of Denver in Colorado from 1968 to 1971. He worked as a disc jockey at the Universiy of Denver radio station.
The primary loves of Chris’ life were his music and his spiritual quest. He was known by family and friends as “cosmo” based on his interest in the cosmic universe. He wrote more than one hundred songs, sang and played the guitar. He studied voice with professional singer, Roula Kalapouthaikis, in Berlin in the early 1970s, while his parents were stationed in Germany. Chris performed in several concerts, plays, and musicals in Berlin. He loved going to Austria to visit his grandparents. He was fluent in German and French. He also was a participant in “youth with a mission” in Lausanne Switzerland.
Chris moved to the Monterey peninsula in 1978 and resided in the local area since then, including living in Salinas in recent years. After moving to Monterey, he attended MPC studying psychology and eastern religion. He studied and embraced all religions. He enjoyed services at the Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel. He struggled with mental health issues most of his adult life and, therefore, his potential was not fully realized. Yet he continued to pursue his loves, music and spiritual exploration. Chris was creative, imaginative, and generous and had natural charm.
Chris was briefly married to Louise Lally in Denver. He leaves behind his parents of Carmel, Ca, his brother Michael and sister-in-law Georgia of Fairfax, Va, niece Erica Carley Cayes and husband Dan Dayes, nephew Jeffrey Carley and several cousins across the us and Austria. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
CHAMPION, KENNETH S.D., passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2006 in Washington, DC. Born December 11, 1949 in Truro, UK and moved to the U.S. as a child. He retired from the British Embassey after 30 years. He is survived by his former wife, Robin Champion; Judith Champion, mother of his son, Kenneth Jr.; two sisters, a brother and his father.
From Gayle Wilson (Williams) on February 13th, 2018
Claire was my best friend. We got into alot of things together. I have been looking for since the reunion was organized. She lived at myrtle beach, sc. and we go every summer. i would love to have seeen her
BRETT CRAMER, of Oakton, VA passed away on February 28, 2013 surrounded by family as a result of a hard-fought battle with multiple myeloma. Loving husband to Judith Cramer; father to Alison and Brett; son to Geneva Brogan Shea; and brother to Ernie Cramer and the late Bruce Cramer. Born in Washington, DC and native of northern Virginia, Brett was stay-at-home father, real estate agent and special education teacher. He was also a strong advocate for education, and served as a court appointed special advocate for Fairfax County. A gathering to remember Brett and celebrate his life will be held at the family home on Saturday, March 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Capital Caring Hospice, 2900 Telestar Ct., Falls Church, VA 22042.
Brett & I got to be friends at Yorktown as he enjoyed sitting on the bench watching me play soccer. We played alot of tennis and went to concerts and did some travelling together. I was with him when he met his wife at P.J.Skidoos in Fairfax. He loved to come to my house and have me crank up the stereo with good old rocking blues, like Stevie Ray Vaughan. We gave him the nickname of "the OZ" and it stuck with him, as it seemed to be somewhat descriptive of him! Rest In Peace, Brother OZ!
Kenneth Donald Crotsley, 62, of Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, formerly of Culpeper, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove.
Robert E. Duggan of Enfield died Saturday at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. He was 49.
He was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He leaves his wife, Marilynn J. Wallace Duggan; two sons, Patwick W. and Daniel W. Duggan, at home; his parents, John and Lorraine Brossard Duggan of Virginia; two sisters, Diana Gualdoni and Mary Savinar; four brothers, Steven, Edmund, Timothy and Christopher and their spouses, all out of state; his mother and father-in-law, Robert and Jeanette Wallace of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
Keith Edwards, John Buckler, Dennis Smith, and I grew up together on the 2700 block of Dinwiddie St. (Dennis moved to California around the end of elementary school and returned to a different neighborhood to complete high school and graduated with our class).
Dinwiddie St. was about 2 or 3 blocks from YHS. Keith was my next door neighbor for 10 years. We spent much time together. We played football and frisbee in the street. We built forts in the woods and played in the snow. I took care of his dog Tippy when they went on vacation. He took care of my dog Taffy when we went on vacation. Keith's older brother Bob provided the neighborhood kids with pet turtles and snakes.
But what I remember most about Keith was when he started playing the drums. Remember he he lived next door, so I heard him playing the drums a lot. And he played loud! For those of you who knew Keith you know that playing the drums became his profession, and he was good at it!
When I left Arlington for college and then work, I lost track of most everyone from high school over time. But when I would come back to visit my brother and sister who still live in the Northern Virginia area I would occasionally run into Keith and catch up with his activities. My sister who lives in Mc Lean would also send me articles from the newspaper that mentioned Keith and the bands he was in. I was not aware that he had died.
I don't know how Reunion Team members are tracking down deceased class members, but if their families have access to this tribute - Bob, or anyone else who knew Keith, send me an email. I have lots of good memories of old times with Keith that I would be glad to share!
Seeing the large number of classmates who are deceased is sobering. Seeing John and Keith, who I shared my childhood (as well as high school years) with, on the list really hit hard. So many good memories. Miss you both!
George Alexander Gardner of Arlington, VA departed this life May 23, 2013. He is survived by his son, Eric A. Gardner; daughter, Patricia L. Gardner; sisters, Martha Bell and Charlene Gardner; other close relatives and many friends. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 3, 2013 from 9:30:am until time of service at 10:30 a.m at the Calloway United Methodist Church, 5000 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va 22207. Interment Quantico National Cemetery. Services entrusted to Chinn-Baker Funeral Service.
While an obituary has not been located, below is information that has been found on our classmate:
Henry Deloss Gardner, III was born in New York and passed away in Manassas Virginia.
Henry married Patti Louise Blackwell in July 1970 in Arlington Virginia.
Henry is buried at Columbia Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Virginia.
The world was a better place with Henry in it because he was a gentle soul who taught me what is really important in this world, to feel good about ourselves and reach out to others to help them see their value and special gifts.
Paul James Gauché, Sr., 62, husband of the late Beverly S. Gauché, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013, surrounded by family and close friends.
Surviving him are children Paul James Gauché, Jr. and fiancé Melissa DePalma of Cayce, SC and Allison Suzanne Gauché and companion Thomas Varno of Chapin/Wilmington, NC; sisters Lynn Gauché of Mesa, AZ and Jean Gauché (Suzanne Taylor) of Camano Island, WA; brother Thomas Gauché of Bellevue WA; several nieces and nephews; and beloved dogs.
Paul was predeceased by his beautiful wife Beverly; parents Rodney and June Gauché of Mercer Island, WA; and brother Jon (Nancy) Gauché of Key Colony Beach, FL.
Paul was born in Yakima, WA in 1950. He lived in Washington until 1961, when the family moved to Arlington, VA. Paul had many adventures traveling around the United States eventually falling in love with the south and the water. Paul worked at the U.S. Department of Labor for 34 years, retiring in 2007. During his time there he met his wife Beverly. After marriage, Paul and Beverly moved to Chapin to raise their children, Paul Jr. and Allison, where he has remained since.
Paul was close to his family and many friends with whom he enjoyed boat rides on Lake Murray and relaxing days on the water. Paul was a member of Chapin United Methodist Church where he met many wonderful people.
Paul Francis Gaynor, known to us as “Frank,” was raised by parents Paul and Mary Jane in Northern Virginia, along with his big brother, Duncan. Like typical siblings will do, they played together and knew each other’s irritation buttons, which they exercised with skill. In 1957, the family took a foray into Europe with home base in Frankfurt, Germany. Frank enjoyed three birthday’s in Europe, each in a different country during vacation travel. Paul was a military man and taught Frank and Duncan to have a healthy respect for arms and how to shoot. Frank also took up stamp collecting at ten and developed an interest in music. In his teens he received his first of many guitars and later joined a band. His all-time favorite musician was the incomparable Bob Dylan but there were many other musicians he enjoyed and followed. This took him to the concert of a lifetime—Woodstock, fringed jacket and all. Frank attended Old Miss, George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College. He couldn’t quite figure out what he wanted to do and tried his hand at bricklaying, photography, and then began what turned out to be a long career in retail—the very thing he was certain he didn’t want to do when it began. Frank worked at Memco, Gemco, Gold Circle, a TV shopping network connected with JCPenney’s, which sequed into a satisfying career at JCPenney’s home office. During these jobs, Frank and his family went from Virginia to Arizona, to California and lastly to Texas. Janene and Frank began dating in the middle of Frank’s college years and their relationship developed into devotion and love in no time at all. Frank was not only handsome, he had a great sense of humor and was a musician! He also had a charming old-fashioned streak and approached Janene’s dad with his intention of asking her to marry him. When Janene’s dad asked how Frank planned to support her, his answer was, “Well, I play the guitar…” Frank received the suggestion well that he might want to give that further consideration. Not very long thereafter, Frank and Janene married in a historic chapel and began a marriage of 40 years. A family was their desire from the beginning and when that blessing happened, Frank was forever on the floor playing and kidding around with their kids: Lauren, John Paul and Michael. Frank was full of fun and his enjoyment of his children was mirrored yet again when he became a grandpa. That happened after Lauren married a wonderful man, Ralph Gill, and they began their family – adding two great children: Evan and Ariana. Frank prayed daily for his children and grandchildren. His faith deepened as his cancer and complications decreased his ability to participate in many things he loved to do. Frank bore his health issues with amazing grace and showed no sign of self-pity at any point. He was an exceptional husband, devoted to his children, son-in-law and grandkids. Frank was a lover—of God, his family, his friends, of people… and to say he will be missed is wholly inadequate. This world won’t be the same without him, and Heaven is all the richer with him in the presence with our Savior. He is survived by his loving wife Janene, children Lauren (Ralph) Gill, John Gaynor and Michael Gaynor, grandchildren Evan Gill, Ariana, siblings James Duncan (Susan) Gaynor, brother-in-law Lt. Col. Steven (Elise) Preston, cousins Peggy Gaynor, Barbara Gaynor, Bob (May) Gaynor, niece and newphews Kathryn Gaynor, Michael Esquitin and Matthew Preston. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service in Frank's honor will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 4:00 PM at LifePoint Church 4501 Hedgcoxe Road Plano, Texas 75024
Frank was a great friend to me during High School. We spent endless hours driving up and down Lee Highway. Frank, like many, was into cars back then, and a member of the Car Club. I think he so was a member of Rho service club (although I am having trouble remembering the service we provided)
Frank loved music; we spent hours in his basement where he played his Stratocaster guitar. Later we went to Woodstock together and then toured Europe one summer. I lost track of Frank for decades. He married, raised a family and was living in Texas when he passed away several years ago. We reconnected on Facebook. Truly a great friend. I miss him, as I miss the classmates on this list (much too long a list) that I never got to reconnect with.
I hope to see you all at the 50th reunion.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 26, 2008
KELLEY, Roberta ROBERTA GOSE KELLEY Roberta Gose (Bert) Kelley of Atlanta died on December 21, 2008 after a brave two year fight against brain cancer. The daughter of Arnold and Charlotte Gose, Bert was born on February 8, 1950 in Washington D.C. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bobby Gose, sister-in-law Patty Gose and her nephew Travis Gose. She is survived by her husband Jim, her daughter Shannon and her two brothers, Walter and Arthur Gose. She was a graduate of Yorktown High School in Arlington, Va. and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. A court reporter by profession, she owned and operated her own court reporting business for many years. During her court reporting career, she worked on many interesting cases, including the shooting of Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt, and she also took a deposition of Watergate figure John Erlichman. Bert enjoyed music of many different types, from listening to classical music on NPR to songs by Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. She was an avid reader and movie buff. She really enjoyed sitting in a theater watching a good movie and eating popcorn (sometimes more than one movie in a day). She was a strong supporter of public education, serving as PTA president at Garden Hills Elementary in Atlanta and spent many hours involved in school activities. She was also a co-leader for Girl Scout troop #20301. Bert loved to travel and her journeys included trips to Eastern Europe (before the Iron curtain fell), Egypt, Japan, Costa Rica, England, Ireland, Italy and China. Her travels gave her an expanded view of the world and helped shape her political opinions, which she was not shy about expressing. She will be remembered for her infectious laugh, sense of adventure, sharp intellect and her willingness to try new activities. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, 1911 Cliff Valley Way, Atlanta, Ga. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to (1) North Atlanta High School Foundation, c/o Atlanta Resource Foundation, 2001 Martin Luther King Drive SW, Atlanta GA 30310, (2) Hospice Atlanta, 6610 Bay Circle Suite C, Norcross, GA 30071 or (3) Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Endowment Fund, 1911 Cliff Valley Way, Atlanta, GA 0329
Martha Gayle Hackney Clarke, age 54, of 695 Moore Rd., Asheboro died Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at Randolph Hospital, Asheboro.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. at Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro with Dr. John S. Rogers officiating.
Mrs. Clarke was a native of Arlington, VA and received her Bachelors Degree in Education from Campbell University. She was a former teacher in Northern Virginia, attended First Baptist Church in Asheboro, and was a member of the D.A.R. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Parks and Estelle Councilman Hackney.
She is survived by her husband, William Bill Clarke of Fairfax, VA; brother, James P. Hackney, Jr. of Siler City, NC; uncle, James Bullard of Asheboro, NC; uncle and aunt, Archie and Helen Councilman of Harpers Cross Roads, NC; aunts, Alma Hackney of Sanford, NC, Margaret Hackney of Siler City, NC, and Grace Snyder of Asheboro, NC.
The family will receive friends Friday, February 25, 2005 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro, NC.
Memorials may be made to Estelle C. Hackney Scholarship Fund, c/o First Baptist Church, 133 North Church Street, Asheboro, NC 27203 or NAMI-NC, 309 W. Millbrook Rd., Suite 1, Raleigh, NC 27609.
You are missed. I wish we could have gotten together more often. It was great going to Campbell University together and we were lucky that they also had a church fellowship group that we could be a part of, just like we did at Yorktown. You were a great friend!
Mary Louise Haggerty passed away suddenly on May 5, 2017. Mary was born on December 14, 1949, and was a lifelong resident of Arlington and Falls Church, VA. Mary graduated from Yorktown High School and earned a B.S. in Nursing from Marymount University. Mary was a trauma nurse at Georgetown University Hospital and Fairfax Inova Hospital. Mary was an All-American water polo player and member of the six-time AAU national champion Northern Virginia Aquatic Club team. Mary is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Jan Miller; her children, Ian (Nicole) Miller, Elizabeth (Scott) Boyle and Bridget (A. Bleys) Ingram; her sisters, Elaine (Thomas) Green and Eugenia Haggerty; and her six grand-children. She was predeceased by her mother, Mary Helen Haggerty; her father, Thomas Eugene Haggerty; and brother Thomas Haggerty.
In lieu of flowers, we ask you do do some random acts of kindness in honor of Mary's life. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 1 at 11am at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Richmond.
The Washington Post, May 19, 2017
Terry Hamzezadeh Moorefield Tahereh “Terry” Moorefield, 65, of Arlington, VA passed away on April 15, 2015. She was born on July 23, 1949. She is survived by her three children, Laila Moorefield, Ashburn, VA, Alan Moorefield, Herndon, VA and Sam Moorefield, Laguna Hills, CA and her four grand children.
The family welcomed friends of Terry to attend the memorial services held at Loudoun Funeral Chapel located at 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg VA 20175 on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm
While an obituary has not been located, below is information that has been found on our classmate:
William Reed Harmon was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and passed away from a gunshot wound in Arlington, Virginia. He married Susan Catherine Lyons (YHS Class of 1969) in August 1971 in Arlington Virginia. He is buried at Saint James Catholic Cemetery in Falls Church Virginia.
Published in The Day on Oct. 17, 2007
Old Lyme - Paul D. Hefner, 57, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown.
Mr. Hefner was born on June 21, 1950 in Washington, D.C., the son of Frank K. and Annadell Pegram Hefner. Paul had a very interesting childhood. His father was a foreign service diplomat taking the family to residences in Bonn, Germany; Vienna, Austria; and northern Virginia. Upon retirement to Old Lyme, his parents ran a successful antiques business which brought Paul to the area. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1972 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.
For over 30 years Paul co-owned and operated Bridge Gardens in Old Lyme with longtime friend Nick Perrotti. Cut roses were his trademark, helping to start and celebrate many relationships. During the holiday season he ran Paul's Christmas Trees, which offered his customers the best evergreens along the shoreline. Paul was a well-known and respected merchant in town. As an avid reader and master of trivia, Paul was a fascinating person to converse with. His outgoing personality and sense of humor served him well in life and in business.
Paul is survived by his loving daughter, Ashley Hefner, of Pacific Grove, Calif.; his mother, Ann Hefner, of Old Saybrook; his sister, Cynthia Hefner Meeker, of Bozeman, Mont.; his niece, Emma Meeker; his nephews, Guthrie Meeker and Bryan Gorneau; and his former wife, Patti Hefner. He also leaves behind many friends and his Bridge Gardens family.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007 at the Duck River Cemetery, McCurdy Road, Old Lyme. Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home in Old Lyme is handling the arrangements. An informal reception will be held after the service at Bridge Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Paul's memory to the Ashley Hefner Education Fund, in care of Essex Savings Bank, P.O. Box 528, Old Lyme, CT, 06371.
Jeffrey was the son of Elizabeth Hoagland and William K. Hoagland who predeceased his son, the dear brother all of Falls Church VA. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps on June 13 1968 and arriving in Vietnam on December 3 1968. He was assigned for duty with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st MARDIV (Rein) FMF.
On April 22, a CUPP (Combined Unit Pacification Program) unit patrol near the Ba Ren Bridge in the vicinity of the Thanh Binh village complex in the Que Son District of Quang Nam Province discovered several booby traps which they destroyed. Continuing on their mission the patrol was hit with several rounds of sniper fire wounding, Cpl Hoagland. He was evacuated to the NSA Station Hospital where he died of the injuries he had sustained.
Corporal Jeffrey K. Hoagland was presented with the BRONZE STAR Medal with Combat "V" posthumously "For meritorious service ....from 4 December 1968 to 23 April 1970...."
Today 5/30/16 (Memorial Day) is a good day to remember Jeff Hoagland. I didn't know Jeff well. We smoked together in the boys bathroom. He was kind of a screw off. I know him better now than I did then. I am told he voluteered to go back to Vietnam a second time. Jeff was killed during that second tour. I was told by a man he served with that he was very brave and tried to help everyone else. Hard to imagine that jeff died so young as a hero, so that the rest of us could have so much.
While an obituary was not located, below is information that has been found on our classmate:
Stephen Clarence Hocke was born in Fort Lewis, Washington, and passed away in Arlington Virginia from an accidental overdose. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia.
Ralph Charles Janoschka, IV 11 October 1949-21 May 2003
On Wednesday, May 21, 2003, of Herndon, VA. Former husband of Jeannine Janoschka; father of Paul and Erin Janoschka; son of Billie Marie Janoschka; brother of Stephen Janoschka, Mary Barnes, Martha Sencindiver and Andrew Janoschka.
Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington, 4510 Wilson Blvd. on Tuesday, May 27 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday. Interment Quantico National Cemetery.
It is suggested that memorial contributions be made in his name to the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 723, Mathews, VA 23109 or to the R.C.J. Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o the Riverside School of Professional Nursing, 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.
While an obituary has not been located, below is information that has been found on our classmate: Valerie Nadine Kerr was born in Portsmouth Virginia and passed away in Fairfax Virginia.
Valerie married Timothy Charles Rooney in April 1978 in Falls Church Virginia.
Valerie's sister, Kendra Alane Kerr Fisher (YHS Class of 1966) passed away in 2007.
August 9, 1950 - June 19, 2015 Columbia, S.C. Meredith “Mary” Kimbro passed away on June 19, 2015, after a long and courageous struggle against cancer. She is survived by her loving mother, Margaret E. Kimbro and beloved life partner, Thomas M. Gernhofer; cousins, Bennett Shealy, Joanne Vanderbosch, Catherine Richardson, Evelyn Anderson and Paul Eleazer, MD.
Meredith graduated from the University of South Carolina, and worked in the Office of the Secretary of the Interior where she received the Meritorious Service Award, the Department’s second highest honor.
Falls Church's Stephen Kuhn Dies at Age 54
Stephen Jeffrey Kuhn, 54, lifelong City of Falls Church resident, tied suddenly while playing basketball at the Falls Church Community Center last Thursday Night. Kuhn, known for 30 years as an avid player and coach of Falls Church Recreation Department basketball, is survived by his wife Cynthia and two daughters, Maggie and Katie, both successful players on George Mason High School girls' basketball teams.
Kuhn was employed by Carr America as a project supervisor for the Freedom Foundation's new Newseum under construction on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.
The son of Lloyd and Beverly Kuhn, he was born on June 11, 1950 in Arlington and graduated from Yorktown High School in 1968 and the University of Virginia School of Architecture in 1974.
He is survived by a brother, Bob, who lives in Falls Church with his wife Alix and their sons Kerry, Kevin and Robert, all current or past George Mason High School students.
His wife is chief editor for the D.C. Bar. His daughter Maggie, GMHS Class of 1997, was a point guard on the Mustang basketball team. His daughter Katie, Class of 1999, made the winning shot at the buzzer n the regional final during her junior year when the team won the state championship.
Kuhn was playing a full-court basketball game at the Community Center last Thursday, a weekly ritual for him, when he suddenly collapsed and never regained consciousness.
Funeral services were held in Arlington at the St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Tuesday.
A Personal Remembrance of Steve Kuhn, By Carol Jackson
Falls Church News Press, March 31-April 6, 2005
Falls Church residents are in shock to learn that life-long resident, Steve Kuhn, died suddenly at the age of 54, while playing his beloved full court basketball "hoops" game at the City's Community Center this past Thursday night. Witnesses say he fell hard and never regained consciousness nor breath -it is safe to conclude he never knew what hit him. Steve leaves his wife, Cynthia (Toots, as he fondly called her) and his two beloved daughters, Maggie, a 3rd year med student at UVA and Katie, successfully employed in merchandising management at the San Francisco HQ of Banana Republic. He was coach and mentor to hundreds of Falls Church kids who went through our Rec League basketball programs. His passion for his kids, biological or otherwise, will identify him always to his friends and family and those who were the object of his affection and advice - both freely given and to those he loved and believed in.
While an obituary has not been located, below is information that has been found on our classmate:
Linda Ellen Kurtz was born in Arlington Virginia, and passed away in Marion, Indiana.
Linda graduated from Boston University in 1972, and married Thomas Wilfred Huber in June of 1972 in Arlington, Virginia.
Thomas Wilfred Huber also passed away in March 2007 in Marion Indiana.
Children: Hans Huber, (of Marion Indiana), Leisel Huber, andHeidi Huber Wood.
Published in the Washington Post on June 25, 2008. LACKLEN CARY C. LACKLEN (Age 57) On Saturday, June 21, 2008 at his residence in Boulder, CO. Cary was born June 24, 1950 to Jesse and Mary Jane (Comley) Lacklen in Washington, DC. He graduated from high school in Arlington, VA in 1968, Duke University in Durham, NC in 1971. Between graduation from Duke and starting law school, he was a bailiff for the DC court system. He graduated from Georgetown University Law School in Washington, DC in 1975. Cary was a Public Defender in Greeley for two years before coming to Boulder where he was a Public Defender for 30 years. He defended a privacy case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court at age 36. He is survived by his loving mother, Mary Jane Lacklen of Arlington, VA; son, David Lacklen of San Francisco, CA; two sisters, Patrice Ashcroft of Tallahassee, FL and Diane McCurdy of Bridgewater, VA; three nieces, Arin and Brittany Caricofe and Jody McCurdy, Bridgewater, VA. Memorial Services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 26 at Chautauqua on the Greens, 900 Baseline, Boulder, CO. Contributions may be made to Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, 4869 Broadway, Boulder, CO
Coloradodaily.com, 6/23/2008 Defense attorneys and prosecutors in Boulder and across the state have been left reeling by the death last weekend of Cary Lacklen, a lawyer who served for more than three decades in the public defender's office.
"He was the epitome of a public defender, said Karen Pereira, the office manager for state Public Defender's Office in Boulder. He was the person who championed the poor. I don't think there will ever be another like him."
Lacklen, 57, was found dead on Saturday in his Boulder home. Boulder County Coroner Tom Faure determined the cause of death was suicide. His family and friends remembered a passionate, hard-working man who always found the time to fight legal battles for those who needed his help the most. His son, David Lacklen, said his father was driven to make sure every defendant got the representation he or she deserved, regardless of their ability to pay. "I don't think it was ever a question of not taking them on,he said. "He had the background, and he had the work ethic, and he figured if he wasn't on them, then someone else might not do the job right. ""I remember growing up, he would disappear six months at a time working on a death penalty case."
When David Lacklen's friends got in trouble in college, his dad was there to help them out in court - and never asked to be paid, his son said. Lacklen brought that same intensity to his family life, his son said. Cary Lacklen had wrestled at Duke University, and introduced his son to the sport.
"I don't think he missed one of my matches in eight years of wrestling, often losing his voice at the matches,â Lacklen said. "He was there for those heartbreaking losses, and the big wins as well. "
Bert Nieslanik, who worked for Lacklen in the public defender's office when his career was first beginning in the mid-1980s, said Lacklen wanted lawyers to do everything they could to represent their clients - and, Nieslanik said, he led by example. "He was a wonderful mentor, but not in the sense that he would tell you what a great job you were doing - he would show you what you could do,â"Nieslanik said. "He was like a bulldog and wanted more dogs in the fight. He taught you how to stand up to authority and not be afraid. He was always about what was best for the client, everyone and everything else be damned."
Prosecutors who spent decades battling Lacklen in court praised him on Monday. Prosecutor Pete Maguire called Lacklen "a ferocious advocate.â Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy called him "incredibly honest and hard-working. Just this spring, Lacy worked with Lacklen to help move John Engel, a 21-year-old man convicted of killing his adoptive mother and grandmother at age 14, out of prison and into a halfway house. "He had a lot to do with the system coming together and working for John Engel to help make him a productive member of the community,"Lacy said.
From Bruce Radford on May 20th, 2016
Cary was my very first friend in the world, outside of family.
In the 1950's he lived 3 houses up the street from me, on 31st Street near Nottingham Elementary School, and we were inseparable.
My younger and late sister, Martha, was best friends with Cary's younger sister, Pat (who gave the eulogy at Cary's remembrance ceremony in Colorado). I have a photograph of the four of us, from about 1954 or 1955, standing on the sidewalk on a sunny Sunday morning in our best Easter finery.
And our parents were best friends, too.
Cary's father, "Jess" Lacklen, was my father's duckpin bowling partner. They they shared a carpool to the Pentagon for about 10 years. And Cary's mother, Mary Jane, was one of my my mom's best bridge partners. The four of them shared many good times together.
As very young kids Cary and I traded baseball cards and virtually lived on our bikes. But Cary was more adventurous (even at 8-10 years of age!!). In the summer he would lead a group of us kids for several miles through the streets of Arlington, all the way to the Pla-Mor bowling alley, near the old Bob Peck Chevrolet, where we would go to spend what little we had on bowling a few frames, buying a coke or a hamburger, and looking at teenage girls. (Pla-More is long since torn down; was located in Ballston, just about where Fairfax Drive now merges into Westbound I-66).
I don't think our parents ever knew where we went.
When skateboards came into fashion in the mid-1960's Cary just built one for himself -- taking an old foot-long two-by-four and nailing a pair of roller skates (the old kind with metal wheels and a key) to the bottom of the board -- and was not deterred even when he broke an arm.
By the time of high school, Cary had gotten involved in wrestling and had found a new group of friends, and we did not see so much of each other as before.
What will I remember?
Cary was daring and courageous, both as a kid, and as an adult.
As a kid, he was always the one in the lead, urging the rest of us in the neighborhood to greater and more dangerous feats.
And as an adult, he was a noted lawyer -- dedicated completely to helping out those less fortunate than he.
Cary, I miss you.
From Glen Bumgardner on May 26th, 2016
I knew Cary from the wrestling team. He was the same weight class. He was a very serious athlete when I was still quite immature. I did not know back then, I had a health issue that made me unable to keep up but I often tried to keep up with Cary. He set an example for me that still sets with me today and probably added to my success in life in doing hard things. I would bet that he passed that trait to many people in his life.
Grant Lana M. Grant, 63, of Baltimore, OH, died Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Pickering House. She was born on August 12, 1950 in Arlington, VA to the late Jack Stanley and Thelma Miller Lawson. She was a gifted artist in very different mediums. Lana is survived by her husband of 46 years, Donald Grant; son, Doug (Judi) Grant of Reynoldsburg, OH; daughter, Melissa (John) Noonan of Falmouth, MA; grandchildren, Jackie (Aaron) Morris, Jake Grant, Mikayla Noonan, and Zoe Noonan; brother, Steven (Elaine) Lawson of Cypress, TX; sisters, Linda (David) Deutsher of Annandale, VA and Kelly Jean (David) Fore of Falls Church, VA; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Donna Young of Utica, OH. Funeral service will be held Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the JOHNSON-SMITH FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL, 207 S. MAIN ST., BALTIMORE, OH 43105. Friends may visit from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home on Sunday. Caring CremationÂ® to follow. Memorial gifts may be given to the James Cancer Hospital, 660 Ackerman Rd., PO Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218-3112 in her memory.
Richard Leffers was born in Lakeland, Florida on March 16, 1950. After graduation from Yorktown High School he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, and a Masters of Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. He taught elementary school for several years, and then found work as a systems analyst for The Computer Company and Blue Cross. He died of cancer on May 23, l984, at his home in Brooklyn, New York.
At Yorktown Richard was an active member of the American Youth Hostel Club. In college he developed a strong interest in photography, and while teaching elementary school he sponsored an afterschool photo club for his students. He devoted a great deal of time to the historical restoration of his homes in Richmond, Virginia, and then later in Brooklyn, New York.
Richard was survived by his wife, Beverly (Miner) Leffers (Yorktown '67)
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2004
Leslea Nan Dummer 1950 ~ 2004 Leslea Nan Lorenz Dummer, much beloved wife of Arthur O. Dummer, quietly died on Friday, January 2nd while on a shopping trip. What else? In spite of many prolonged health problems, she welcomed every day as a time of opportunity to accomplish something. Her last words were "It's a beautiful day." "Beautiful" is an apt description of her own self and neither heaven nor earth will ever be the same again. Watch out, heaven! Deeply spiritual, with an incredibly strong personal relationship with God, she was always thinking about the future rather than dwelling on the past. She was a talented planner and organizer and always had some upcoming activities in mind for all of us. During her professional life, her planning skills were utilized by several organizations, including while serving a term as President of the National Risk Retention Association, of Washington, D.C. Her unique characteristic of having "never met a stranger" was undoubtedly forged during her childhood years as a world traveler with her military father and her mother, having lived in Istanbul, New York, Fort Churchill, Paris and the Washington D.C. area. She was educated in New York and Virginia, attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, California Western International University in San Diego and received her B.A. from the University of Utah. Leslea was born on January 8, 1950 at Lawton, Oklahoma. Her father, who preceded her in death, was John T. Lorenz. Her mother, who survives her, is Maurine Bigelow Lorenz of Salt Lake City. In addition to her husband and her mother, she is survived by three precious children, Melinda Dummer, Jen Whipp (Jason), and Leslea Marie Hunter (Damon), all of Salt Lake City. Two brothers, Thomas F. Lorenz (Ann) of Kansas City and Steven A. Lorenz (Anne) of Boise, also survive her. She has four wonderful stepchildren, Cindy McCandless (Allen), Caryn Johnson (Andy), Celia Underwood (Bill), and Marcus Dummer (Jody). Her many close friends feel blessed by her acquaintance and will also sorely miss her unique personality and perspectives. Also, thanks are due to her friends and loving caregivers Ally Furtado and Paula Wilcock, who along with her mother provided her with daytime companionship, support and shopping adventures. Thanks, too, to Dr. Melinda McAnulty who was always there with the right advice and treatment when it was most needed.
Lucy Ann Loveday Gidley died October 28, 2005 after a short battle with cancer at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill, S.C., with her husband and children by her side. She was born October 16, 1950 in Newport, R.I., a daughter of the late Capt. John Carrell Loveday, USN Retired and Myrleen Koehl Loveday, formerly of Carmel Valley California.
Mrs Gidley climbed trees in Montgomery Alabama, surfed in Coronado, California, recorder Bob Dylan songs in Virginia, wrote poetry in Colorado, taught her babies to swim in Carmichaels, found true love in Morgantown, W. Va., sailed in the Bahamas, snorkeled in the Florida Keys, and shared experience, strength and hope one day at a time everywhere for the last 15 years.
She was extraordinary in the everyday. Luminous, ingenuous eyes reflected joy and revealed in the depth of her kindness. She was loved by all who knew her.
Surviving are her husband, Daniel Paul Gidley of Clover S. C.; her children, Lucy Carrell Wood of Jersey City, N.J. and Charles John Wood of Meadville; her stepfamily Daniel and Tina Gidley and Sara Gidley; grandchildren, Ciera Daniel, Hayden and Kalianna, all of Morgantown; her sister, Carrell Lynne Evans of Sydney, Mont.; and her aunt, Ruby Loveday Rogan of Lexington, KY.
While an obituary has not been located, below is information that has been found on our classmate: Harry Raymond Lowstuter, IV was born in Washington D.C., and passed away in Arlington Virginia. Harry married Emily Margaret Rooney in June 1971 and was divorced. He subsequently married Judy Donohue and lived in Annandale Virginia.
Harry's brother, Mark Christian Lowstuter (YHS Class of 9173) passed away in 2012.
Harry is buried in National Memorial Park in Falls Church, Virginia.
While no obituary has been located, below is information that has been found on our classmate: Patrick Aloysius Lyons was born in Spokane Washington, and passed away in San Francisco, California. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Spokane, Washington.
I knew Pat and his picture does not do justice to his open heart. He was one of the first people who made me feel accepted as a new kid starting high school in a new city. He had a younger sister Suzy. She was as nice to me as any person I knew just because I was friends with Pat. Pat made me think about things in our discussions. Pat being in San Francisco when he died fits my idea of his view of life. He was a hippie I think before they were invented but I only saw the better side of that aspect and I do not have an unkind thought about him in anyway because he was friends with me at the exactly right time.
While an obituary has not been located, below is information that has been found on our classmate:
Rex James Martin was born in Japan, and passed away in Annandale, Virginia from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.
Josephine Adelaide Le Gal (Jody) Melcher Trumble died of lung cancer on Friday, August 6, 2004, at her home in Vienna, Virginia. She was 55 years old at the time of her death.
Jody was the daughter of Wayne Lee Paul Melcher (1919-2003) and Victoria Adelaide Peters (1919-1999). Her maternal grandparents were Herbert Erskine Peters ((1894-1989) and Josephine Adelaide Le Gal (1893-1948); paternal grandparents were Elbert Luke (Bert) Melcher (1886-1960) and Leota Blanche Lockhart (1895-1919).
Jody had five sisters, Leslie, Jan, Michele, Lindsay, and Shannon. Jody married Henry Thomas Trumble, Jr. (Tommy) in 1969. Jody and Henry had a son, Henry, III (Tommy). At the time of her death, Jody was survived by her former husband, son, sisters Leslie Conner, Jan Boothe, Michele Parker, Lindsay Nichols, and Shannon Stugeon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jody was born in Maynard Hospital in Seattle, Washington on July 1, 1949. She moved with her family in 1957 to Arlington, Virginia, where she grew up. Jody graduated from Yorktown High School in Arlington in 1968.
Upon graduation, Jody started her career with the Naval Investigative Service and later with the Department of the Army's Military Traffic Management Command. In 1988, she went to work at the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals in Arlington, Virginia. She was a staff assistant to the Administrative Law Judges and was responsible for setting up and arranging for administrative hearings worldwide, scheduling court reporters and issuing decisions upon completion of the hearings. Jody remained in that position when her illness was diagnosed and progressed, working from home right up until the time of her death.
Jody was spirited and fun-loving, and a delight to her sisters, nieces and nephews, and other family. She loved going to the beach and was famous for the endless cups of coffee she enjoyed. She was very active in her son's athletic activities, and was the "proud momma" when her son followed his father and paternal grandfather into the law enforcement field as an Arlington County Police Officer.
A funeral mass was held Tuesday, August 10, 2004, at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington, Virginia. Interment services were held Thursday, August 12, 2004, at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, Virginia. Arrangements were made by Murphy Funeral Home, Arlington, Virginia
Jody was a real go getter, just out of High School she marry my neighbor Tommy Trumble who was then a Detective for Arlinton County Police Force and became my neighbor. I met her later in life when I worked for Honeywell Computer at an Army facility in Arligton by then she was a Manager where she worked for the Army. I had been over at Naval Itelligence so many times I,'m surpriced I didn't her there, I will miss her.
Kathleen A. Johnson, of Vienna, Virginia passed away on October 12, 2009. Beloved wife of Barry; loving mother of Anthony; daughter of the late John & Maxine O'Connell; sister of John, Chris & Tom. Also survived by two nieces, Yvonne & Gracie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department.
We were unable to find an obituary though the following was available:
THE DARK SIDE OF THE RELIGION OF PEACE. February 15, 1989: Gail Harfouche, an American citizen, lost her life by AMAL Shiite jihadists as she drove through a small Lebanese town with her infant son. Harfouche was married to a local Sunni Muslim.
James Dallas Pickett. On Saturday, July 11, 1987, at his residence in Arlington, Va., son of Pauline Henderson Pickett and the late Roland W. Pickett; father of Jamie Pickett of Nebraska. Also survived by an Uncle, Garland Henderson, and numerous cousins.
Friends may call at the Ives-Pearson Funeral Home, 2847 Wilson Blvd.,Arlington, Va.,on Wednesday, from 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held on Thursday, July 16, at 10 a.m. Interment Arnon Cemetery, Great Falls, Va.
Jim and I grew up in the same neighborhood and with many others shared adventures, explorations and mishaps in our youth. He was always very kind and ready to lend a helping hand. His Dad took us to Griffith Stadium in D.C. to see the Washington Senators "play ball".
While an obituary has not been located, below is information that has been found on our classmate:
Thomas Nathaniel Ratliff was born in Newport News, Virginia, and passed away in Fairfax Virginia.
Tom was in the U.S. Army, Vietnam (SP4; ARCOM).
Tom married Betty Ann Sibert in Arlington Virginia in June 1974 and was divorced in January 1977. He subsequently married Diane Maraie Joyner in Reston Virginia in October 1984.
Tom is buried at Quantico National Cemetery in Quantico, Virginia.
I grew up on the same street as Kenny and remember fondly all the wonderful times we had together. His father was in the Navy during WW2 and had some really cool artifacts from the war. The friendship went from childhood into high school years.
From Chris Boyes on October 16th, 2017
I never ran with Kenny except in family and navy events. Our fathers were the dearest of friends before he and I were born. We first met in Honolulu (1958)when my father was his father's commanding officer. From Hawaii to Arlington we all just did our military family group lives. His father, Jerry, was a mathematical genius and well honored in the Navy.
Philip David Ruths 60, of Arlington, VA, passed away April 11, 2011.
He is survived by three sisters, Barbara Santucci of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, Mimi Crites of Salisbury, NC, and Roberta (Ed) Pifer of Sterling, VA; three nieces, Corry Miller of Harpers Ferry, WV, Crystal Crites of Centreville, VA, Emily Ruths of Sterling, VA; his nephew, Edward Pifer of Sterling, VA and two great-nephews, Charles and Mason Miller of Harpers Ferry, WV.
Philip is preceded in death by his loving parents, Robert and Mary Ruths.
Grave Side Services will be held Wednesday April 27, 2011 11 a.m. at National Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association , American Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.
March 23, 2008 (Orange Country Register).
In March 2008, Jacquelyn Morgan Savage, age 57, passed away in her home on Huntridge Road in Cowan Heights, California. Jacquie was a licensed nurse practitioner who lived with and took care of her 87-year old father, a former Vietnam fighter pilot who suffers from Alzheimers. Her brother, who suffered from a mental disorder, was also found deceased in his bedroom in the house at the same time. It was unclear how she died since the autopsy didn’t indicate any foul play.
Marc Seward Skarin, died May 2, 2013 and is survived by his wife, Sharon Scholl, his three sons, Brad, Jeff, and Jon, and three grandchildren. Active in the Maryland area, he was a custom home builder and real estate associate. He later enjoyed an adventurous life as a long distance bicycler and truck driver. In Jacksonville he enjoyed his association with the Unitarian Universalist Church, the Surfcasters Club, L Arche Harbor House, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
His life will be celebrated at a dinner to be given in his honor.
Published in the Florida Times-Union on May 5, 2013
On Sunday, July 16, 2006, PHILIP C. SMITH of Richmond, VA, suddenly departed this life. He is survived by his only sister, Joan Hannan of Londonderry, NH; four nieces, Kristen Hannan, Kimberly Hannan, Laura Hartman, andKaren Smith; two nephews, Douglas Smith Jr. and Robert Smith. Also survived by a host of relatives and friends. Memorial service will be held at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Rd., Arlington, VA, on Saturday, August 5 at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Phil's name to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or online at www.americanheart.org.
While an obituary has not been located, below is information that has been found on our classmate:
Robert Bain "Bob" Snell passed away in Orlando Florida at the age of 59. Bob married Margaret Louise Shaffer in July 1988 in Orlando Florida. Margaret was born in Pennsylvania and passed away in March 2008.
Was friends with Bob, and his brother Dave, from junior high on into high school. Bob was always a friend with something fun to say... or places to go or do at different intervals through out high school. Maintained contact and friendship with Bob into the mid 70's when he moved away and started his career.
WILLIAM EDWARD SUMMERBELL, JR.
April 5, 1948 - July 5, 2010 William E. Summberbell, Jr. passed away July 5, 2010. Son of the late William Edward, Sr. and Dottie Summerbell; loving husband of Evelyn Summerbell. Also his former wife Sharon Bryant and their children, Christopher Stephen, Valory Candace, William IV Summerbell and the late William III and Ronald Dale Summerbell and step-father of Safia M. Dirie. He is also survived by seven grandchildren. A Service will be held at the Money and King Funeral Home Chapel, 171 W. Maple Ave, Vienna, VA, on Friday, July 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at National Memorial Park.
Billy was my best friend shortly after I met him at Yorktown. He was gruff and unpolished but had a heart of gold. I suspect his gruffness was because he had a stern father and his mom died when he was young. Billy had lots of health issues so I did not think he would live a full lifespan. His younger brother did too and died before Billy. I hope his children did not inherit any of those things that caused his life to be not as long as it might have. I also hope they had the loving heart that he had evident when you got to know him. He was the most genuine guy I knew at Yorktown. I am sorry life took me out of his sphere but I did get to visit with him a couple of times over the years. I could never get him to write me. I think he was self consious about his grammar and spelling. We have no reason in this modern tech world to do that now.
Theodore Kirby Tjossem of Lewes died Feb. 15, 2013, of cancer. He is survived by his sisters Linda Sullivan, Stacy Tjossem and Jill Tjossem. Kirby moved to Lewes after retiring from the Marriott Corp. and Big Boy Restaurants. He was born in Iowa, and was the only son of Dr. Theodore D. Tjossem and Guinevere J. Tjossem. He is now at rest in the Prairie View Cemetery in Paul-lina, Iowa.
There were some people who were seniors, I took my first adventure with to Ocean City after school yeear ended as a sophomore.... who graduated and I cannot remember them. I do remember Kirby because we were homeroom buddies and we often chatted before the bell to start began. He seemed to like it that I called him Kirby Jo. We discussed things and I gave him my worldly advice. We always said hi in the hallways. He was one of a kind that you cannot forget. I am sad that he has passed but I am glad he got a large measure of life judging by the date on his passing.
While an obituary was not located, below is information that has been found on our classmate: Carl Joseph Weimer was born in Annandale Virginia and passed away at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Carl was in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Sam Houston at the time of his death.
Robert Elliot Weinberg, '72 (anthropology), of Pacifica, California, April 11, at 59, of cancer. He was a member of LSJUMB. After earning a master's degree from UC-Berkeley, he worked as an environmental technology specialist for Crissy Field Community Environmental Center and most recently as an information systems analyst at UC-Berkeley. He loved sailing and windsurfing and was an instructor at Cal-Windsurfing. Survivors: his wife, Linda; his parents, Carlena and Elliot; and a sister. Stanford Alumni Magazine
The LSJUMB is the infamous Stanford Band. It is too bad that I didn't realize that Rob lived in the Bay Area; I've been living here for ~40 years. Rob was a creative, smart and funny guy. I remember his comment about getting a summer job in the Federal Gov't with help from his working parents: "My dad tried pulling strings but they all broke -- I ended up shoveling sh...t at the National Zoo!
Our beloved twin brother and uncle, Bill White, died peacefully on May 12, 2015 with his brother and friends at hand. Bill was born in Washington, D. C. on March 17, 1950 to James Gordon White and Susan Turner White. The family moved to Arlington County, Virginia in 1952, where Bill consistently excelled in school graduating from Yorktown High School in 1968. He was captain of cross country and tennis teams his senior year, and also won the Knights of Columbus high school tennis sportsmanship award in his senior year. Bill attended and played tennis at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire graduating in 1972 with a degree in psychology. After graduation, Bill returned to Arlington, Virginia where he taught special education at his former high school, and took graduate courses at George Washington University. Several years later, Bill moved to Eugene, Oregon to attend the University of Oregon with its excellent special education programs. Bill received both a M.Ed. (1979) and a Ph.D. (1986) in special education from the University of Oregon and was a research assistant professor there for a number of years. Later, Bill worked with the Direct Instruction Follow Through Project under the renowned University of Oregon Professor, Siegfried Englemann. Direct Instruction is a method of teaching young, disadvantaged and disabled learners which had been the subject of Bill’s Ph.D thesis. Bill’s other passion was tennis and he coached for nearly forty years. He studied tennis and adopted innovative and unique coaching techniques. He was the head coach for fourteen different high school varsity teams, and was the assistant or JV coach for another seven teams. While still in college in 1971, Bill coached the boys and girls varsity teams at Woodstock Union High School in Woodstock, VT. In 1973, at his former Virginia High School, Bill coached the boys JV team to an undefeated season. Then, as head varsity coach from 1975 through 1977, his boys’ teams won 103 straight matches in Northern Virginia and were 2nd in the state championships twice. He also coached the high school girls’ team to a very successful season in 1976. During several summers in the 1970s, Bill was the head teaching professional at Brattleboro Outing Club in Brattleboro, VT. Bill spent most of the 1980s on his studies and teaching at the University of Oregon, but refocused on tennis in the 1990s. He coached the Thurston High School boys’ team from 1992-93 and 2002-2008, and was selected as the Midwestern League’s co-tennis coach of the year in 2003. He was an assistant coach for three PAC-12 teams. And, he individually coached a number of players with outstanding collegiate and post-collegiate tennis careers. In the early 1990s, Bill was a captain and player for United States Tennis Association 5.0 teams in Eugene, Oregon. Bill also was an instructor for numerous youth and adult tennis programs in the Eugene area over many years. He was a sought after hitting partner in the tennis community. In the mid to late 1990s, Bill was the co-owner of a drive through coffee business in Eugene. Bill was compassionate and unselfish, kind and thoughtful to everyone and a loyal friend. He is survived by his twin brother, James White and wife MaryBeth and their children Gordon, Davis and Susannah of Medfield, MA and many friends. A memorial service will be planned. Donations in Bill’s’ memory can be made to the “Bill White Tennis Scholarship”, c/o Arlington Community Foundation, 818 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22203.
Janna moved to the neighborhood for 5th grade. Her bright smile was infectious. She came with a sad story-- but never let that take center stage. We shared the same last name--she lived on 30th Rd, and I on 30th St--and we both lived in 3-generation households. We became fast friends--before and after school every day, girl scouts for several years, including camping and hiking trips and many great adventures. When Gail Eutsler moved into the 'hood, we became a threesome! Gail had the wheels, and our adventures expanded. Gail also had an older brother, and Janna was in love. Her dream was always to become a school librarian, and that dream was realized. Her untimely death shook my world. She was a bright star in my life--a good friend who always was happy to celebrate any accomplishment of her friends. She is in my heart forever.