Tag: obituary

Rev. George Pera dies at 93

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] George Pera, a community leader and former senior pastor, died on Jan. 17. He was 93. Pera garnered a reputation throughout...

Birchmere owner Gary Oelze dies at 80

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Gary Oelze, who owned and founded the acclaimed Birchmere music hall, died on Monday of congestive heart failure. He was...

Your Views: Remembering Lillie Finklea

To the editor: Alexandria has just lost one of its most noteworthy citizens of the last 40 years, Lillie Finklea. During her long life, Lillie...

Activist Lillie Finklea dies at 83

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Lillie Finklea, an activist and cemetery preservationist, died on Dec. 27. She was 83. Finklea was known across the community...

Chet Avery dies at 85

By Kassidy McDonald │[email protected] Chester “Chet” Pike Avery Jr., a Living Legend of Alexandria and an advocate for people with disabilities, died on Sept. 8....

Former Mayor Kerry Donley dies at 66

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Kerry Donley, former Alexandria mayor and Living Legend, died on the evening of July 13 from an apparent heart attack....

Charlie Euripides, Royal Restaurant owner, dies at 89

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Charlie Euripides, an Alexandria Living Legend and owner of the Royal Restaurant, passed away on April 14 after an extended illness....

Alexandria businessman Rob Kaufman dies at 71

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Entrepreneurial businessman Rob Kaufman died on April 8, 2022, of pancreatic cancer. He was 71. A Canadian by birth, Kaufman moved...

Longtime former registrar Anna Leider dies at 62

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Anna Leider, the former voter registrar who oversaw more than 40 elections in the city, died On Feb. 12 from...

Ron Rust Sr., longtime Alexandria Boys and Girls Club employee, dies...

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Alexandria native Ron Rust Sr., who was a fixture at the Alexandria Boys and Girls Club for more than four...