Monday, September 10, 2012
Team leader for Chesapeake Veterinary Cardiology Associates in Springfield died Thursday in car accident to be remembered by friends and family.
Sarah Mae Jones of Woodbridge, 29, will be remembered at a gathering of Jones' family and friends at Covenant Funeral Service in Stafford from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Jones, who worked as a team leader for Chesapeake Veterinary Cardiology Associates in Springfield, died in a car crash on Interstate 95 on Thursday, Sept. 6. Jones worked for a number of years at Woodbridge Animal Hospital and was a team leader for CVCA. She is survived by her parents, Roscoe and Joan Jones of Stafford, brothers Jesse and John, grandparents Phyllis R. Davis and Donald Lee Davis and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Jones, a graduate of Brooke Point High School and student at Northern Virginia Community College, was popular with co-workers, …
Recent obituaries of Kingstowne area residents.
From Jefferson Funeral Chapel: Minnie Virginia Weeks, 70, from Alexandria, died Sept. 4 George Kukawa, 74, from Alexandria, died Sept. 1 Editor's Note: These obituaries are posted by a local funeral home on their website. Have an obituary you would like posted on Patch? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Recent obituaries of area residents.
From Jefferson Funeral Chapel Charles Eugene Lawrence, Sr., 75, from Alexandria, died Aug. 15 Solomon Rabinowitz, 96, from Alexandria, died Aug. 24 Mary Reiley Rice, 88, from Alexandria, died Aug. 23 From Demaine Funeral Home: Edith R. O'Donnell, 100, from Springfield, died Aug. 13 Francisco R. Caballero, 55, from Springfield, died Aug. 14 Evelyn Constance Evans, 91, from Springfield, died Aug. 16 Alice Marie Martin, 81, from Springfield, died Aug. 21 Eleonor Dorotea Odom, 82, from Springfield, died Aug. 21 Anne Barbara Church, 86, from Fort Belvoir, died Aug. 23 Editor's Note: These obituaries as posted by local funeral homes on their respective websites. Have an obituary you would like posted on Patch? Email email@example.com.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Tell us your thoughts on the death of the man who took those historic first steps.
His family called him "a reluctant American hero," who was just doing his job. But Neil A. Armstrong, who died Saturday in Cincinnati at age 82 of complications from heart bypass surgery, was a hero. He was just shy of his 39th birthday when he lumbered down the ladder from the Apollo 11 spacecraft and stepped onto the stark lunar landscape on July 20, 1969. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," he said, as Americans around the country watched in awe at the live footage from dark space, so far away. Local residents can explore that historic moment at the National Air and Space Museum in Dulles and in D.C. That step fulfilled a challenge President John F. Kennedy issued in the early 1960s —to put a man on the moon by …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Recent obituaries of area residents.
From Demaine Funeral Home: Patricia Ann Dietz (Taylor), 52, from Springfield, passed away Aug. 6, 2012 Sumie O'Brien, 83, from Springfield, passed away Aug. 6, 2012 Jean Elton Moran, 86, from Springfield, away Aug. 8, 2012 Annette R. Hawkins, 92, from Springfield, away Aug. 9, 2012 Merrill Kelly, 85, from Ft. Belvoir, passed away Aug. 11, 2012 Editor's Note: These are obituaries as posted by local funeral homes on their respective websites. Have an obituary you would like posted on Patch? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Obituaries of area residents from the past week.
From Jefferson Funeral Chapel Alvin Harris, 70, from Alexandria, passed away Aug. 3, 2012 Sidney H. Alexander, Sr., 87, from Alexandria, passed away Aug. 6, 2012 Jean Ann Ruben, 83, from Alexandria, passed away Aug. 5, 2012 Helen P. Hall, 79, from Springfield, passed away Aug. 1, 2012 From Demaine Funeral Home: Mary Elinor Beach, 79, passed away Aug. 5, 2012 Henrietta T. Flanders, 92, passed away Aug. 4, 2012 Patrick William Deiss, 38, passed away Aug. 3, 2012 George A. Northup, 90, passed away Aug. 3, 2012 Leslie Alexander Leiper, 78, from Alexandria, passed away Aug. 2, 2012 Editor's Note: These are obituaries as posted by local funeral homes on their respective websites. Have an obituary you would like posted on Patch? Email lisa…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
John C. Pratt, from Springfield, died from injuries sustained in a helicopter crash.
A soldier originally from Springfield, Va. was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, according to a Pentagon release. Chief Warrant Officer 5 John C. Pratt was 51 years old. He died over the weekend in Kabul from injuries he received during the crash. Pratt was in an AH-64 Apache helicopter made by Boeing. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but it does not appear enemy fire was a factor. Another soldier, 26-year-old Capt. John R. Brainard from Maine, was also killed. More than 1,850 people have died in the conflict in Afghanistan since it began. According to the U.S. casualties database run by icasualties.org, 134 of those who have died are from Virginia. An additional 679 Virginia natives have been injured.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Del. Scott Surovell paid tribute to Addie in his 'The Dixie Pig' blog named after a favorite restaurant of his grandmother's.
Hayfield Farms resident and entrepreneur Adelaide 'Addie' Arthur died on Thursday, March 22, 2012. She was 73. Addie's family was the owner and operator of many businesses, opening the Dixie Pig BBQ restaurants, according to the Legacy obituary in The Washington Post. "People from all across the country have raved about the Dixie Pig, including weatherman Willard Scott," the Legacy obituary reads. "The restaurant was also featured on an episode of CSI." According to The Washington Post, the first Dixie Pig opened in 1924 on Powhatan Street in Alexandria. Now it's Vaso's Kitchen, but the old Dixie Pig signage still sits atop the restaurant. The second Dixie Pig location opened on Route 1 in 1946. Although the location at Beacon Hill Road …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Bowling passed away from cancer last Tuesday.
Fairfax County Police Officer Edward Bowling patrolled Franconia District for 14 years, and he was respectful and humble for every single one of them, said Officer Steve Kaganowich, Bowling’s coworker and close personal friend. Bowling, who died last Tuesday, Feb. 7, from colorectal cancer, was a quiet man, but was always friendly and fair. “He didn’t have much to say, but when he said it, you listened to it,” Kaganowich said. “He was extremely respectful of the citizens.” Bowling’s soft-spoken nature made him an excellent listener, said Kaganowich, who worked with him for 10 years. “Because he was a man of few words, he had a knack that is very rare these days – the ability to just listen to people. “He was the kind of officer you always …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Officer Edward Bowling lost his battle with cancer.
Fairfax County Police Officer Edward Bowling died from cancer on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Bowling, who spent his 14 years in the FCPD at the Franconia District Station, graduated first in his class from the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy in 1998. Before becoming a police officer, Bowling served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. According to the FCPD, he is survived by his wife and a 4-year-old son. "If you knew PFC Bowling, you know that he worked hard, and always treated people fairly and with respect," the release says. A funeral mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 18825 Fuller Heights Rd., Triangle, VA on Friday, Feb. 10, at noon. Bowling will be interred at Marine Corps Base Quantico.