Debra Sue Maurer (née Lattig), 50, of Chantilly, died at home on February 5, 2019 following a long illness. She is survived by an adored family that includes her husband, Carl Maurer; her four children, Evan, Samuel, Jackson and Amelia; her mother, Joyce McKelvey Lattig; siblings Dr. Sharon Lattig, Eric Lattig, Beth Lattig and Christopher Lattig; sister-in-law Natalia Lattig, nephews Nathan Lattig, Joseph Lattig and Mathew Lattig; and niece Sophie Roberts, as well as her beloved Maurer in-laws. Deb’s father, Gerald Lattig, predeceased her.
Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Deb grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Central Dauphin East High School. A lifelong Nittany Lions fan, she earned a B.S. from Penn State University and went on to work as a finance manager, first for Logicon and then for Northrop Grumman.
Deb was the most generous of souls who lived all the days of her life putting others before herself. A model of competence and personal responsibility, she was a true friend to many, a guardian of this earth, and a benefactress to those less fortunate than she. Her favorite activities included spending time in nature, studying history, reading, and watching romantic movies. She was an expert at crossword and Sudoku puzzles, often completing them in pen.
More than anything, Deb loved raising the children it broke her heart to leave behind. She attended their every soccer and football game, gymnastics and ballet recital, and school performance until unable to do so. In the final years of her life, she took each of her children on a trip to the place of his or her choice. She loved to travel the world and looked forward to milestone anniversary vacations with her husband and the “sisters weekends” that took her to regions near and far. Deb was especially proud of having set foot in every state in the union except Alaska.
I lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, Penn State THON, or So Others Might Eat. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday March 10, 2019 from 2-5pm at Chantilly National Country Club 14901 Braddock Rd. Centreville, VA 20120