Stories about the lives of prominent Alexandrians.

Former City Councilor George Cook dies at 85

By Cody Mello-Klein | Former Alexandria City Councilor Albert George Cook III, who also served as president of Colonial Parking, died of acute kidney...

Loree Gunn dies at 76

By Denise Dunbar | Longtime Alexandria resident and Republican political activist Loree Gunn died Nov. 15 of kidney disease. She was 76. After a successful...

Torpedo Factory Artist Mary Ann Stevens dies at 89

By Denise Dunbar | Mary Ann Stevens, one of the original Torpedo Factory artists who helped start the art center, died peacefully at home...

Obituary: Samira Hadeed

Born in Ramallah, Palestine on Jan. 24, 1939. She died peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 17, 2018, at her home of 50 years...

Don Simpson Sr. dies at 87

By Missy Schrott | Donald F. Simpson Sr., prominent city businessman and benefactor, died on May 14. He was 87. Simpson is known throughout the...

Pat Troy, Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade founder, dies at 76

By Missy Schrott | Pat Troy, founder of Alexandria’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, died days after serving as grand marshal of the event. The...
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