Archive for 'Obituaries'
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
By Erich Wagner (Courtesy Photo) Renowned Alexandria real estate and tax attorney John Braswell died Friday while swimming in a lake while vacationing in Michigan. Braswell, 58, was a partner at local law firm Redman, Peyton [...]