Stories about the lives of prominent Alexandrians.

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 | mschrott@alextimes.com 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 | mschrott@alextimes.com Pat Troy, founder of Alexandria’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, died days after serving as grand marshal of the event. The...

Alexandria business owner Jeff Yates dies at 63

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Jeffrey Lee Yates, a prominent Alexandria business owner, died of cancer on Feb. 22. He was 63. The Yates name is...

Vance Hall dies at 87

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Vance Hall, a former Foreign Service officer who spent his retirement years volunteering with a variety of Alexandria nonprofits, died...

Lifetime Alexandrian Marjorie Ann Harris dies at 92

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Marjorie Ann Harris, an Alexandria native and 55-year member of the Board of Lady Managers at Inova Alexandria Hospital, died...
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