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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Parvaneh Khosravi Korangy on the morning of February 19th, 2021 at home in Leesburg, Virginia.  She is survived by her children Amir, Afsaneh, Sheida, Ardeshir, and her grandsons Bijan, Cyrus, Omeed, Navid and Arshan, as well as her ext…

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Pamela Jeanne Forness Gordon, age 68, of Burke, Virginia, passed away at her home, on February 10, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. Pamela was born in Bellevue, Illinois, in 1952. She is survived by her daughter, Chiara Nicole Glass; son-in-law Christopher Glass; her granddaughte…

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Loving Mother, proud grandmother and lifelong PE teacher, Peggy Dowdy Carlin, passed away on February 13, 2021 at the age of 81. Peggy held on to hear the voices and hold the hands of her three children, leaving a legacy of love, laughter and family. Peggy completed her Bachelor's at Emory a…

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July 7, 1956 - January 30, 2021 On January 30, 2021 Richard Lee (Dick) Drumm passed away at age 64 in Herndon, Virginia after a short battle with cancer.Richard was born in Wausau, Wisconsin, July 7, 1956 to Ronald and Marjean Drumm. He graduated from Wausau West High School in 1974. After w…

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Clifford John Mack of Annandale, VA passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the age of 72. Cliff was born on November 24, 1948 in New York, NY to Joseph and Elvera Mack. The family lived in Astoria, Queens and later moved to Massapequa, Long Island, NY. He graduated from Southampton Co…

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Paul Junior Heavener, age 70, of Dunn Loring, VA, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020. Paul was born on June 20, 1950 in Petersburg, WV. He was the son of the late Asa Mason Heavener and Ella Mae (Moyers) Heavener.

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Brenda Kaye Almond, 65, passed away peacefully on December 10th, 2020. She was born October 17th, 1955 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Willie R. And Mildred J Smith. Brenda graduated from Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. She started to work at AT&T in her early 20s and had a long 24 …

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On Saturday, November 14, 2020, Matthew James Lopez, beloved son, brother and friend, passed away at the age of 29, after a long battle with cancer.

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Elizabeth “Betty” Robic and Ernest “Ernie” Robic passed away peacefully at home on October 10th and on November 9, 2020, respectively. They had been married for 66 years. They are survived by their three sons, Michael, James, and John and 11 grandchildren.  

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Elizabeth Anne Jacobs passed away peacefully in her sleep on 1 November at the age of 90. She was born in Harrisburg PA, grew up in Forest Hills New York, and graduated from Vassar College. Together with her husband Alan Jacobs, she lived and raised four children in Great Falls Virginia befo…

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Hon. William B. Tirrell, Sr. CDR USN Ret. born in Norwich, CT May 14, 1946 died November 09, 2020 in Cape May, NJ after a short-lived battle with cancer. He is predeceased in death by his father William Harding Tirrell, his mother Frances Susannah (Jackson) Tirrell., his mom Gunhild Garina (…

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Paul Kleinsmith 78 years old Born in Upstate New York and grew up in Albuquerque, NM. Paul moved to Herndon VA where he worked and retired. He went to college at UNM, earned a PHD at Carnegie Mellon University and held multiple Post Doctorates. He was Preceeded in death by his father Elwyn K…

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jill Borkowski-Lang, owner of Cracked-Egg Enterprises. Jill was born in NJ, raised in Ft. Lauderdale, she graduated from FSU & Univ. of Denver. Jill is survived by her mother, Pat, sister Kristen, brother-in-law Joel & nephew L…

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Christopher Mearl Toia died on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, in his home in Chantilly, Virginia.  He was born on May 23rd, 1990 in Virginia to his beloved parents Karie and Jeff Toia. "Chris" as he was fondly called by his family and friends was a kind and quiet young man. Chris had a huge hea…

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Joseph Patrick Forry - music man, maestro, Irish tenor, pianist extraordinaire - brought joy and music to thousands of people for over 70 years - died on August 18, 2020 in Gainesville, GA at age 82 of complications from cancer. Born in Boston, MA on August 4, 1938 to John and Eleanor Forry,…

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Fred Fitzsimmons grew up in Fairfax County, Virginia. He was known as “friendly Freddy” growing up in his neighborhood and he was loved and trusted by many. Fred’s heart laid with sailing, sunsets, scuba diving, boating, sports, and family.

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George C. King, Jr., 91, of Tulsa, OK, passed away on Thursday, the 20th of August, 2020 due to complications of Alzheimer's.  He was born on 14 November 1928 to George King, Sr., and Minnie T. (Shay) King of Tulsa, OK.  George attended the Peacock Military Academy college-preparatory school…

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Lucille Filion Pelland of Vero Beach, FL, died peacefully at home on August 20, 2020, from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Newmarket, NH, on June 13, 1935, and was the daughter of Louis Phillippe Filion and Celia Lauzon Filion. She was predeceased by her parents, sister T…

Nancy Theresa Connor (nee Santangelo) born in Norristown, Pennsylvania on October 15, 1949 to Maria (Mamie) and Anthony (Bim) Santangelo.  Nancy attended Eisenhower High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  While attending IUP, she met and fell in love with Gary W. Connor and they…

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Serena Rose Meyer, age 35, died on July 22, 2020, in Orlando, Florida, as the result of an automobile accident. She was born on July 19, 1985, in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is survived by her husband, Carlos Marroquin, of Sterling, Virginia, and sons, Alex, Ruben and Julius. She is also su…

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Jeannette Nelson Mintun, 82, of Fairfax, Virginia went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, July 24, 2020 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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David Lee Hooper, 63, of Greenville, SC, after a valiant battle with cancer, peacefully passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. David was known for his charisma, kindness, love for family and friends, and love of life. He was a man of deep faith and charity who …

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Diane Pettit, 82, of Ashburn, VA died on Friday July 10th, 2020 in her home surrounded by family.  Diane was born on August 28, 1937 in New York.  She spent her formative years in New York and then moved to Virginia to finish schooling and became a teacher.  She taught for 25 years at Herndo…

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Phillip Arthur Thiessen, formerly of Fairfax, VA, passed away the evening of Friday, July 3rd in Fond du Lac, WI at the age of 55 as the result of a motor vehicle accident.

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Franette Ruth Shongood was the only child of Charles Shongood and Alice Eve McCardell. Born in 1916 Manhattan, she lived on the Upper West Side and was baptized at St. John the Divine. As a toddler, her parents whisked her away to Bermuda to avoid or recuperate from the worldwide influenza p…

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Born in Brooklyn, New York to John and Margaret (Smith) Gallagher, Kevin was the second of their four children. He graduated from Holy Cross High School in Queens in 1959. Following college, he joined IBM where his professional career spanned more than forty years, across six states. He met …

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On Saturday Mach 21st, 2020 Donna Lee O’Neil passed away, after a long arduous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Donna was born in Sayer, PA and spent her childhood in Upstate New York.

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Edna Jean DeFilippi of Reston Virginia passed away on June 8, 2020 at Reston hospital from cardiac shock. Jean is survived by her adult children Robert, Donna and Debra and her grandchildren Dana, Carly, Jimmy, Dennielle and Troy as well as many loved nieces and nephews. She is preceded in d…

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Patricia Whritenhour who was also known as Patricia Anne Sauve born on July 26, 1946 in Ottawa, Canada, gained her angel wings on May 25th, 2020. She was married to James John Whritenhour in November of 1990. 

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Jerome Francis Garlan, 84, son of the late Stanley and Wanda Garlan (formerly Gill) passed away June 5, 2020 in Pineville, NC after a long illness. He was a former resident of Liverpool, NY and a longtime resident of Chantilly, VA. He was born February 22, 1936 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He was th…

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James Floyd Mowatt III (Jim, Jimmy), born April 1, 1956 left us on June 2, 2020.  Jim originally from Fairfax Virginia, called Saint Simons Island home for the past 19 years.  Jim is preceded in death by his parents James Floyd Mowatt II and Helen Louise Schaeffer Mowatt.  He is survived by …

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A life that spanned a century concluded on Sunday, May 24th, when Robert A. Shawn passed away peacefully at home with his wife Julia by his side.  Known to many as “Colonel Bob,” he was born on May 6th, 1920 in Bronx, NY. Bob was a pilot with the US Army Air Corps in WWII, and finished his c…

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Norbert Raymond Kaus was born March 12, 1932 in Dunkirk, New York to Viola and Bernard Kaus. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy High School in 1949. Raised in a mostly Polish community, his heritage background followed him everywhere. Listening to Polka music, enjoying Polish food, and dan…

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Ida Mae Weller, aged 85, passed away quietly on May 5, 2020, from complications of COVID-19. Born on May 24, 1934, in Scotland, Texas, she was one of ten children of Joseph and Rosa Essler. She and Howard Weller were married in July of 1952, later raising their six children in Arlington and …