Stories about the lives of prominent Alexandrians.

Hugo Fregnan, chef and co-owner of Le Refuge, dies at 45

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Hugo Fregnan, the chef who owned and operated local French restaurant Le Refuge with his wife Anne-Claire Chaufour-Fregnan, died from...

Legal trailblazer Bernie Cohen dies at 86

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com While many people worked to further marriage equality, it’s difficult to imagine that anyone played a larger role in bringing...

WWII army nurse Marian Elcano dies at 99

By Lindsey Sullivan | lsullivan@alextimes.com Marian Rebecca Sebring Elcano, a decorated WWII U.S. Army nurse, died in her sleep on Oct. 4 from congenital heart...

AHA co-founder Judith Jones dies at 79

By Olivia Tucker | otucker@alextimes.com Judith Karen Jones, M.D., Ph.D, of Clifton, Virginia died on Aug. 4 after a battle with lung cancer. She was...

Former City Councilor and State Sen. Bob Calhoun dies at 83

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Bob Calhoun, a former Republican state senator and city councilor, died on Aug. 6 of prostate cancer. He was 83. Calhoun...

Jim Breeding, Al’s Steak House owner, dies at 52

By Olivia Tucker | otucker@alextimes.com James Vincent Breeding, owner of Al’s Steak House, died on July 26 due to complications from diabetes. He was 52. Jim,...