Stories about the lives of prominent Alexandrians.

Charles Samarra, former Alexandria police chief, dies at 74

By Louise Krafft Former Alexandria Police Chief Charles Edward Samarra died March 17 following complications from surgery. He was 74. Samarra, who served as chief from...

Pat M. Booth dies at 83

Pat M. Booth returned to her Heavenly Father on Jan. 5, 2020. She passed peacefully in the morning unexpectedly. Pat was born two months premature...

Herman Boone, coach of the ‘Remember the Titans’ team, dies at...

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] This story has been updated with the Times' full obituary for Herman Boone. Herman Boone, the legendary football coach who led...

Local historian William Seale dies at 80

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] William Seale, an Alexandria historian, author and resident, died Nov. 21 in Washington D.C. following a long illness. He was...

Pamela Sue Fitzgerald dies at 51

Pamela Sue Fitzgerald (Pam) passed away after a courageous battle with cancer at her home in Alexandria, VA on September 7th, 2019 at the...

Robert C. Odle Jr., prominent lawyer and public official, dies at...

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Robert C. Odle Jr., a lawyer, White House staffer and assistant secretary of the Department of Energy, died from cancer...