In Memory
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Edward L Anderson

Birth Date: 1950-05-22
Deceased Date: 2017-03-29
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

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Nannette Thompson (Aubrey)

Birth Date: 1948-10-05
Deceased Date: 2012-04-07
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.
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Lawrence Azevedo

Birth Date: 1950-05-20
Deceased Date: 2014-06-24
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. 
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Danny Babcock

Birth Date: 1950-07-03
Deceased Date: 2014-01-31
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.  
Chris Abohasen Boyes - July 13th, 2018
I promised to write a tribute to Danny a year ago but I still choke up...Danny was my big brother even if he was 6 months younger than me. His twin sister was my best friend and he just adopted me as his responsibility.  FIRST I have to give tribute to Dottie Babcock, Mommy B., the matriarch of the family.  She truly let her children learn morals and values with a gentle hand. RIP
Danny was just a guy. Everyone liked him and wanted to  be his friend. He avoided problems . He did his military time during the Viet situation and came home to find his place in life. 

Robert V. Bailey III

Birth Date: 1950-10-25
Deceased Date: 2011-01-12
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
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Susan Livingston (Bevill)

Birth Date: 1950-09-06
Deceased Date: 2014-02-28
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.
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Alice Blough

Birth Date: 1950-06-22
Deceased Date: 1979-11-20
While an obituary has not been located, below is some information found on our classmate:

Alice Carole Blough was born in Bethesda Maryland. She moved away from Arlington around the end of her junior year at YHS.  Alice passed away in January 1979 in Wayne Pennsylvania.
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Gervais Brekke

Birth Date: 1948-10-16
Deceased Date: 2022-05-25
Gervais graduated from Yorktown High School, and enrolled at Shenandoah University. She transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University where she earned a degree in Art Education. Following graduation, Gervais taught Art in the Arlington County School System. Later, she worked as a bartender for several restaurants in Georgetown, including Morton's of Chicago where she was the first female bartender in that chain. Gervais was requested to model for both Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, but declined.
Gervais was predeceased by her parents, Nils and Gervais, "Gerry," Brekke, and is survived by her brother, Tron Brekke, and sister, Linda Brekke, as well as numerous other family members.
Throughout her life, Gervais had an enduring love of art, fashion, interior design, her cats, and, especially, her family and many friends.
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Marisue West (Brooks)

Birth Date: 1950-09-10
Deceased Date: 2015-01-04
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. 
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Roger M Brown

Birth Date: 1950-07-10
Deceased Date: 2020-05-02
Roger M. Brown, 69, of Fayetteville, PA, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Born on July 10, 1950 in Arlington, VA, he was a son of the late Melvin J. Brown and Betty Watson Brown.

After graduating from Yorktown High School, Roger served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. He graduated from Northern Virginia Community College and retired from the United States Senate Disbursing Office as Manager of the Payroll and Office Allowance Systems after thirty years. Roger sang for seven years with the National Christian Choir. Roger enjoyed his time on the board of HCTV in Herndon, VA where he also volunteered. He volunteered countless hours with the Virginia Inland Game & Fisheries. Roger’s hobbies included golf, fishing and photography. Roger was a faithful member of Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, where he sang in the church choir.

Roger is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Whitmer Brown, whom he married on October 7, 1972; two daughters, Erin (Andrew) Bell of Chambersburg, PA and Elaine (Brian) Ziman of Waynesboro, PA; three grandchildren, Timothy, Lauren and Jeremy Bell; one brother, Russell (Janet) Brown of Culpeper, VA; and a cousin, Sister Francine Brown, Daughter of Charity in Emmitsburg, MD.

Private services and burial will be conducted at Norland Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. Roger’s family is planning a memorial service at a future date and time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Roger’s name to the music department of Antrim Brethren in Christ Church in Chambersburg.
Carol Scates (Shriver) - March 4th, 2023

Eventually, Roger, his wife and two children moved to Pennsylvania.  While there, he volunteered at so many countless organizations and was always helping people.  He also became an established singer in his church choir, as well as national churches/organizations.  
Roger teased and annoyed me while we were at junior high school.  But, so much later, I became to really like Roger and admire him for all he had done with his life.  Roger will be missed by so many.
Karen Rasmussen - March 4th, 2023
I graduated from Yorktown in the spring of 68.  In the fall of 68 I enlisted in the USAF .  In the fall of 72 I got out of the USAF and married the girl next door.  I entered college to get an Accounting Degree.  I got and job with the Office of the Secretary of the US Senate in 1976.  I ran their Payroll /Personnel Systems for 30 years and retired in 2006.  Now I do camera and vdeo editing work as a volunteer for a local TV station.  I do volunteer work  VDGIF CWF Volunteer Program.   My wife  (of  43+ years) and I moved to Pennsylvania in the sumner of 2016 to chase our grand children.  So far I've had 1 wife,  2 daughters, 2 grandsons, and 1 granddaughters.