Obituaries

0
1313
Facebooktwittermail

Frederick P. Anthony, Col USMC (ret.)
On Wednesday, September 3, 2008. Col. Anthony served in the United States Marine Corps for 31 years. In 1951, Anthony enlisted in the USMC and served a tour of duty during the Korean War as an Infantryman. Upon his return, he completed Officer Training School and Flight School. During the Vietnam War, Anthony was an aviator, flying over 270 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He is survived by his wife, Donna, and daughters Lisa K. Anthony and Paula A. (George H.) Rusher of Arlington. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Nicholas and Cori Rusher, sister, Helen Williams and niece Judy Wenger. Burial with full military honors is scheduled for November 19 at 11 a.m. at the Arlington National Cemetery.

Alexander A. Beiro
On Thursday, September 4, 2008.  Mr. Beiro was very involved in his community and established scholarship funds for the benefit of Bishop Ireton High School and for the Alexandria Little League.  He was the husband of the late Jean A. (OConnell) Beiro and the father of nine children; Ruth M. Dale, Noreen A. Beiro, Alexander A. Beiro, Jr., Christopher J. Beiro, Gregory M. Beiro, Jennifer G. Beiro, Sara Beiro Farabow, Mary T. Beiro and Daniel L. Beiro. He was the brother of Sister Mary Burno, CSC, Mary Simpson Williams and Joan Beiro Neuses.  He is also survived by 13 grandchildren.  Services were at St. Ritas Church on September 10.

Loretta L. Bowler
On Friday, September 5, 2008. Wife of the late Clarence T. Bowler, sister of Catherine Delores Kane and aunt to many nieces and nephews.  A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Marys Church on Wednesday, September 10.

Jeanne Ross Faith
On Monday, September 1, 2008. Wife of the late Francis R. Buddy Faith and mother of Don C. III, Christopher J. Faith and Patricia Faith Wells. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Sarah, Samuel and Daniel Faith. Services were on September 5 at the Reston Bible Church.

Andrew Mark Garland
On Saturday, August 30, 2008.  He is survived by his parents, Robert and Gina Garland, brother, Stephen Garland, nephews, Cole and Kyle Garland and several cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church on September 6.

Reba Lynn Hartle
On Tuesday, September 2, 2008. Reba Hartle is survived by her husband Daniel T. Hartle, retired Arlington County Police Officer, and daughters Pamela Greene and Martha Bradt and her husband Andrew. Grandmother of Daniel and Devan Greene, Michael, Matthew and William Bradt, and granny to Robert, Annie, Jackie and Johnny Hughes; and aunt to Susi Settle and Debbie and Jack Hughes. Services will be at the Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, September 22, at 2 p.m.

Vivian Herring
On Tuesday, September 2, 2008. She leaves two daughters, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one brother and many other relatives and friends. Services were held at the Greene Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, September 5.

Louise Johnson
On Sunday, August 31, 2008. Mother of Victoria A. Hall, Maria Saadiqa-Turner, Mattie Mullen, Kevin Johnson and Eric May, Sr. She is also survived by her friend Elizabeth Moore, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, god-children, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Services were at the Harvest Assembly Baptist Church on Saturday, September 6. 

Aliette Marchois Lechaux
Aliette Marchois Lechaux, 88, of Alexandria and Paris, France, died at home, September 2, 2008, of complications related to  Parkinsons Disease. She survived her husband, Pierre Aymar Lechaux, who died on November 25, 2007. Madame Lechaux is survived by her daughters, Caroline Lechaux Moloney, of Alexandria, and Dominique of New York.

Lechaux was born in Paris to silent film and stage actress Marcelle (Montclair) Marchois of Paris and the Limousin region, and the Marquis Henri de Bonneval, French Ambassador to Brazil, and later, restorer of the medieval family castle and seigneur of Le Chateau de Coussac Bonneval in Limousin.

Lechaux was raised in a Benedictine Convent in Chantilly, France. During the war she worked in German-occupied Paris as a bookbinder. Following the war, she was the first fashion editor of the new national newspaper, Le Monde. She married medical student and former distinguished soldier and resistance fighter Aymar Lechaux in 1949.

Lechaux worked for the managing editor of the Ladies Home Journal while the couple resided in Philadelphia.  The Lechauxs moved to Georgetown before establishing a medical practice in Alexandria that was to last nearly a half-century. Madame Lechaux also worked for Frankie Welch as a fashion designer and was a tour guide and interpreter for visiting French dignitaries to Washington.

Lechaux was a devoted mother, avid gardener, Sumi painter and determined tennis player. Dedicated to her many charities, she was involved with Saint Margarets School and The Carpenters Shelter. Fran Becker, Executive Director of the Carpenters Shelter remembers her at the front desk at the shelter. She was a soft spoken, very compassionate and concerned volunteer who exemplified the core of volunteers we have here at the Carpenters Shelter. She added that, Aliette will be sorely missed. Services will be at Christ Episcopal Church Saturday, October 18, at 11 am.

Mike Moser
On August 31, 2008. Mr. Moser is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Moser; daughters, Karen L. Ball and Wanda L. Sweat; brothers, James and Ray Moser; sister Pat Huff; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held September 5.

Bradford Hilton Smith
On September 1, 2008. Husband of the late June Cline Smith. He is survived by a son, Hilton Smith (Judy); a daughter, Martha Anne King (Terry); two granddaughters, Tracey Barrett (Eric) and Virginia King. Also survived by two great-grandsons, Edward Ryan and Joshua Bradford; a sister-in-law, Lida Launius and other family and friends. Services were held Saturday, September 6, at Goodwin House.

Janet Mary Colgan Smith
On Monday, September 1, 2008.  After a long teaching career in West Virginia and as a legal assistant to Jerry Emrich at Walsh, Colucci,  Luberley, Emrich and Walsh for 23 years. She is survived by her daughters Dawn Morris (John), Karen Smith (Laurent Tshumy); son, Samuel Smith (Laurie), and their children, Virginia and Peter.

She is also survived by nieces Julie Erhardt, Cathy Riley and Lora Pullin, and nephews Gilbert Riley and Aaron and Drew Smith. Services were at Demaine Funeral Home on September 4.

Bertie Mae Spencer
On Monday, September 1, 2008.  Mother of Lee Thomas (Rose), Leon, Everett (Cynthia), Clyde, Steven, Ann (Ivan), Linda (Otis), Lila (Cleatus), Lola and Denise. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three nieces and other friends and relatives. Services were held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on September 5.

Alice P. Stapleton
On Sunday, August 31. 2008. Wife of the late William H. Stapleton, Sr. She is survived by three children, Eileen P. Stapleton Keller (Bob), Joan Stapleton Tooley (Chuck), and William H. Stapleton Jr. (Carole); four grandchildren, Bridget Keller Cifrodelli (Derek), Sarah Keller and Colleen and Sean Stapleton.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Marys Church on September 5.

Peter Forrest Yelverton
On Tuesday, September 2, 2008. Peter Forrest Yelverton was the founder and President of the Alexandria-based insurance brokerage agency, Peter F. Yelverton, Inc. Mr. Yelverton was a former president of the Insurance Club of Washington and a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He served on the boards of
the Washington Golf and Country Club and the Old Agnes School in Alexandria. He was a member of Christ Church. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Case Yelveron; three children, Peter Farrand Yelverton, Kathryn Yelverton Gilmour and Charles Forrest Yelverton; two brothers, William F. Yelverton and John C. Yelverton, and four grandchildren.

Facebooktwittermail
instagram