Archive for 'Obituaries'

Alexandria veteran buried on anniversary of V-E Day

Alexandria veteran buried on anniversary of V-E Day

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) For a veteran, being buried at Arlington National Cemetery is considered a great honor. But for the family of longtime Alexandria resident and World War II veteran Navy Cmdr. [...]

Alexandria native, gun control advocate Sarah Brady dead at 73

Alexandria native, gun control advocate Sarah Brady dead at 73

By Chris Teale (Courtesy photo) She spent her life battling for greater control on the sale and distribution of firearms after her husband was shot and left partially paralyzed. Susan Brady died of pneumonia in the [...]

Longtime local judge dead at 89

Longtime local judge dead at 89

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Former Alexandria Judge Daniel Fairfax O’Flaherty died last Thursday at his home in Rosemont at the age of 89. O’Flaherty served his country during World War II in the [...]

NBA trailblazer, Alexandria legend Earl Lloyd dead at 86

NBA trailblazer, Alexandria legend Earl Lloyd dead at 86

By Susan Hale Thomas (Photo/Susan Hale Thomas) Alexandria native Earl Lloyd, who broke professional basketball’s color barrier more than 60 years ago, died last Thursday in Crossville, Tenn., at the age of 86. Lloyd played basketball [...]

Local civil rights leader Ferdinand Day dead at 96

Local civil rights leader Ferdinand Day dead at 96

By Erich Wagner (File photo) Ferdinand Day, local civil rights leader and the first black school board chairman in Virginia, died last Friday at the age of 96. An Alexandria trailblazer, Day guided Alexandria City Public [...]

Former corporate executive, Alexandria resident dead at 79

Former corporate executive, Alexandria resident dead at 79

By Times staff (Courtesy photo) Billy Joe Garner, 79, formerly of Alexandria, died early Saturday morning, December 13, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Mich. He had advanced Alzheimer’s disease. Garner was born June 10, 1935 in Haralson [...]

Celebrated policymaker dead at 88

Celebrated policymaker dead at 88

By Derrick Perkins (Courtesy photo) David M. Abshire, whose resume included co-founding a major think tank, serving as U.S. ambassador to NATO and repeatedly assisting former President Ronald Reagan, died Friday at age 88. Though a [...]

John McEnearney dead at age 87

John McEnearney dead at age 87

By Erich Wagner (Courtesy photo) John McEnearney, founder of prominent Old Town-based real estate firm McEnearney Associates, died October 8 of renal failure at the age of 87. McEnearney was a staple of the Alexandria realtor [...]

Noted author, historian Ruth Lincoln Kaye dead at 95

Noted author, historian Ruth Lincoln Kaye dead at 95

By Derrick Perkins (Photo/Roger Sullivan) The Rev. Oran Warder of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church keeps three books on his desk: a Bible, prayer book and a copy of Ruth Lincoln Kaye’s history of the Old Town [...]

Local attorney dies helping neighbor

Local attorney dies helping neighbor

By Derrick Perkins (Courtesy photo) Mourners turned out in droves Tuesday to remember attorney Peter Williams, who died helping a neighbor clear a driveway of snow after last week’s storm. Though a Fairfax County resident, Williams, [...]