Past Obituaries & Services

Margaret “Peggy” Verna

Margaret Mary Teresa O’Dell Verna, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 17, 2017, from complications of her 10 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  She was 83. Peggy, as she was called by all … Continue reading

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Robert Oliver Lutz

  On April 14, 2017, Robert went home to be with his Lord. He was born to Paul and Helen Lutz in Allentown, PA.  After leaving the Air Force at the end of WWII he graduated from Penn State with an engineering … Continue reading

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Marian Johnson

Marian Johnson, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on April 7, 2017, following complications from a hip fracture.   Born in 1924, Marian McMahon was one of 8 children born to 1st generation immigrant parents in Philadelphia, … Continue reading

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Elena Natalie “Helen” DePalma

 On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 of Falls Church, VA.  Beloved wife of the late George P.  DePalma.  Loving mother of George (Anne), Regina, Gregory (Elizabeth), and the late Armand DePalma. Adored grandmother of Adam and Anthony DePalma. Friends may call … Continue reading

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James Russell Shea

 James Russell Shea, age 81, passed away in his Arlington Virginia home on April 4, 2017 with his loving and devoted wife Phyllis at his side. He was the son of Michael and Mary Shea, both of whom preceded him … Continue reading

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Clare “Ellen” McDermott

Clare “Ellen” McDermott, 70, passed away on April 3 after a valiant battle with cancer. A devoted mother, grandmother and friend, Ellen’s wit, spirit and generosity was evident to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. She loved stained glass … Continue reading

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Peter Michael Frenquelle

Peter Michael Frenquelle of Alexandria, Virginia passed away at Reston Hospital at age 47 after a prolonged illness. Peter was born to Frank and Carolyn (Rondeau) Frenquelli on August 28, 1969 in Cambridge, Mass. and lived most of his youth … Continue reading

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Joseph William Lundy

                                      On March 30, 2017, Joseph William Lundy of Falls Church, Virginia, quietly passed away in his home after a prolonged illness.   … Continue reading

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Audrey “Dianne” Schmidley

Audrey “Dianne” Schmidley, 74, of Arlington VA died on March 24th, 2017 due to complications of a stroke. Dianne was born May 11, 1942 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Francis Schmidley and June Hage. During her childhood, Dianne and her family … Continue reading

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RUTH M ELKIN (Age 92)

 Of Falls Church, VA passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Sibley Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Benjamin Elkin who died in 2005 and sister to the late Louise Deutser.  She is survived by her family,  Jonathan … Continue reading

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Gisela Hannelore Daschkey Ahern

Gisela Hannelore Daschkey Ahern was born in Neuendorf, East Prussia (now part of Poland) on 10 August 1940. She was raised in Offenbach am Main in then-West Germany. She earned a business degree in Offenbach before joining the German Foreign … Continue reading

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Robert Alan Troup, Sr (Bobby, Bobby T)

Robert Alan Troup, Sr. (Bobby, Bobby T), 60 years old, of Arlington, VA, passed away unexpectedly on March 3, 2017.  Visitation will be held on Friday evening, March 17 from 6-9 pm at Advent Funeral Home located at 7211 Lee Highway, Falls Church, … Continue reading

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Janet Petty Sabo

Janet Petty Sabo passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Annandale, Virginia on March 1, 2017 at the age of 61. Her final days were spent surrounded by loving family and friends. Janet was born in Lubbock, Texas … Continue reading

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MARY B. MASSEY (Age 87)

Of Arlington, VA passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017. Survived by her loving daughter Mary Jo Piche (Jim). Also survived by her children Paula Grondin (Tom), Bobby Massey, Mike Massey (Georgeann), Eddie Massey; her grandchildren Rachel Piche, Georgia Piche, Rob … Continue reading

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ALBERT WELFORD CASTLEMAN, JR

    Albert Welford Castleman, Jr, known commonly as Will, died on February 28, 2017 at the age of 81 in Arlington, VA. He was born January 7, 1936 in Richmond, VA to Albert Welford Castleman, Sr. and Mildred Louise Castleman,: at age … Continue reading

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Galatia (Millie) Gagalis Whittemore

Galatia (Millie) Gagalis Whittemore, of Falls Church, VA, age 96, passed away peacefully on February 24, 2017.  Millie was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on March 17, 1920, to George and Andromache (Anna) Gagalis. The family eventually moved to Ann Arbor … Continue reading

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Tuna Aktulga

Mrs. Tuna Aktulga, a long-time resident of the Chevy Chase area, died Thursday February 23rd at Suburban Hospital. Born in 1935 in Istanbul, Turkey, Mrs. Aktulga received her education in degree in Library Sciences in Istanbul Turkey before immigrating to … Continue reading

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Stephen H. Carey

  Stephen H. Carey was born in Mansfield, Ohio, the third child of Thomas and Margaret Carey. He died on February 19, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia, where he had made his home for 35 years; He was 67 years old. … Continue reading

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Willard Stanley “Bill” Sitler

 Willard Stanley “Bill” Sitler was a loving husband, loyal friend, adoring uncle, devoted Christian, unwavering intellectual, hopeless romantic, avid investor, and selfless public servant. Most of all, he considered himself a survivor and at 101years, 6 months, and 16 days, … Continue reading

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Meredith Hubel

Meredith Hubel, on Friday February 17, 2017 of Falls Church, VA.  Loving wife of Mark Hubel, devoted mother of Willy and Grace Hubel.  Sister of Mark (Sindy) Holmes, Laurie (Michael) Mehalic, Andrew (Wendy) Robertson and the late Greg Robertson.  Sister … Continue reading

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