Friday, April 26, 2013
Links to obituaries of people who have lived or worked in Arlington.
Click on the names below to read complete obituaries of these Arlington residents who have passed away recently. You are also welcome to upload your own obituaries to our announcements section on Patch or leave a message in the comments section below. Janet Johnson Hooper passed away April 13. She is survived by her son, Michael Hooper of McLean and her daughter, Jennifer Hooper of Portland, Ore., and two grandchildren. Dorothy Heiss Artley passed away April 20. Besides being a loving mother and homemaker, she volunteered for St. Agnes School and Church in Arlington. Lucy Bransford Nicolas passed away April 17. She taught home economics at Yorktown High School for 20 years. James Allen Campbell passed away April 20. He moved to Arlington …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
O'Donnell died recently, according to a message from school officials.
The Wakefield High School community is mourning the loss of English teacher Bob O'Donnell this week. Principal Chris Willmore sent the note below to parents, teachers, and students on Monday. Did you know Mr. O'Donnell? Share your memories in the comments. Dear Wakefield Community, It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that our recently retired and beloved English teacher, Bob O'Donnell, passed away following a battle with cancer. Mr. O'D was much loved and respected and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. I met with the staff this morning to tell them about the news. I also asked teachers to share the information with their classes. We have counselors available all day today to meet with students…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Leverett called an "outstanding teacher and advisor."
Funeral services will take place this weekend for Marymount University professor Rhett Leverett. “A passionate historian, a southern gentleman, a humorous storyteller and, above all, an outstanding teacher and advisor,” were some words that university used to describe Leverett in an obituary written by university staff. The professor, 60, was struck by a car on Monday while walking on the 500 block of Sixth Street, N.W., D.C. The Metropolitan Police Department said in a press release that the driver had a medical emergency when her vehicle jumped the curb and struck Mr. Leverett. Mr. Leverett was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries. He had taught at the Arlington university since 1991. A visitation will take place …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Family, friends remember homicide victim Tommy Wong.
Tommy Wong always had a kind word for everyone. Wong was found dead late Friday, the victim of what police say was an armed robbery of his Arlington jewelry store earlier that day. But his words — and actions — continue to resonate and touch the lives of people far beyond the Columbia Pike neighborhood where he worked. More than 200 people gathered in front of Capital Jewelers, 3219A Columbia Pike, on Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of Wong. One after another, family members, friends, customers and people who just work in the neighborhood took turns memorializing Wong, 52, of Herndon. They spoke of his generosity, his kindness and his professionalism. They told stories of the hard-working family man who lived the …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Lance Cpl. Niall W. Coti-Sears, 23, died on Saturday.
The Department of Defense announced the death of Lance Cpl. Niall W. Coti-Sears, 23, of Arlington on Tuesday morning. Coti-Sears died in Afghanistan on Saturday "while conducting combat operations in Helmand province," according to a press statement released by the Pentagon. A spokeswoman said information about when Coti-Sears' remains will be brought home or when services will be held has not been released yet. According to the Military Times, this was Coti-Sears' first deployment to Afghanistan since he enlisted in December 2008. "His military awards and decorations include the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Sea Service …
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Arlington County Board will meet today at 8:30 a.m. for its monthly meeting.
The Arlington County Board meets on Saturday morning. The public will have the opportunity to speak to board members during the public comment period, starting at 8:30 a.m. The board will continue with the meeting agenda no later than 9:30 a.m. Agenda highlights include: A full copy of the agenda is available online. The county board will meet again Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Cynthia Hull died March 16.
A memorial service for Cynthia Hull, executive director of United Community Ministries, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Bethlehem Baptist Church at 7836 Fordson Road. A reception will immediately follow the service. Cynthia’s family will be in Alexandria from out-of-town that weekend. They said they look forward to hearing stories about the way Hull touched the lives of many people within the community. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the “Cynthia Hull for UCM Fund” established at the request of Supervisor Gerry Hyland as a way to continue to support the work of UCM. Last year, UCM served more than 13,000 men, women and children. Before joining UCM, Hull served as executive director and …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Cynthia Hull died March 16; dedicated life to serving others in Fairfax and Arlington counties.
During Cynthia Hull’s tenure as executive director of United Community Ministries, the number of clients the agency served nearly doubled, from 7,000 in 2007 to 13,000 five years later. Some former donors became clients. It took a woman like Hull to see UCM through a tough recession and stay on top. “She guided the agency through being able to expand in order to serve all those people with relatively flat funding, which is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Elizabeth McNally, UCM deputy executive director. Hull died March 16 at Mt. Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor, Maine, where she had been staying with her son. She had been diagnosed with cancer only Jan. 9. She was 62. Hull came on board at UCM in 2007. She introduced cost-saving …