Recent Obituaries & Services

Peggy Rae Sapienza

Fan and convention organizer Peggy Rae Sapienza, 70, died March 22, 2015, of complications from recent heart surgery. Sapienza was an important figure in convention fandom. She chaired Bucconeer, the 1998 Baltimore Worldcon, and was the North American Agent for … Continue reading

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Diana E. Coffman

Diana E. Coffman (age 56) passed away suddenly on March 20, 2015. She was a lifelong Marylander, whose many loves included the beach, the Shenandoah Valley, the mountains, dancing, and Maryland blue crabs. She is survived by her daughter Danielle … Continue reading

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John Marvin Fortune

John was the fifth child in line of eight children born to Ralph and Virginia Fortune. He was born on February 3rd, 1956. He was an adventurous young boy and could always be found playing outside. He enjoyed fishing, shooting … Continue reading

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Wilbur (Buddy) Oates

Wilbur (Buddy) Cooper Oates, 93, of Spring Hill, Florida, died peacefully on March 18, 2015, with his wife, Carolyn, by his side and a special cat on his lap. Born October 29, 1921, to Clarence Stanley Oates Sr. and Eva … Continue reading

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Virginia Suzanne Kingsbury

VIRGINIA S. KINGSBURY “GINNY” (Age 72) On Tuesday, March 17, 2015, Virginia S. Kingsbury, of Springfield, VA, died in Fair Oaks Hospital after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born on January 30, 1943 in Kansas City, KS … Continue reading

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Katheryn Lewis Reichert

Kathryn Ruby (Lewis) Reichert was born on November 4, 1936, in Denver, Colorado. She passed on March 16, 2015. She was the youngest of Ralph Spencer Lewis and Ruby Lennea Johnson’s four children. When she was 5, her family moved … Continue reading

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Lonnie Hobert Walker

Brother Lonnie Walker was born in Shelbyville, Indiana on September 25, 1943 to the late Thomas L. Walker and Suzanne L. Walker-Fykes. He accepted Christ when he was 14 years old and joined the First Baptist Church of Shelbyville. In … Continue reading

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Rayburn Atwell Metcalfe

Rayburn Atwell Metcalfe On March 13, 2015, of Falls Church, VA.Survived by his wife Billie Frances, daughters Lynn Connell, Nancy Fuge (Peter Fuge) & Martha Shelton (Bill Shelton) & grandchildren David Fuge (Erin Fuge), Greg Fuge, Katie Connell, Brad Connell … Continue reading

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Lucie M. Dilger

Lucie M. Dilger (age 80) On Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at her home in Arlington, VA. Wife of the late Paul J. Dilger. She is survived by a host of relatives and friends. Lucie was born in Berlin, Germany and … Continue reading

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Laura Elizabeth Scott

Laura Elizabeth Scott (Harbour) was born into eternal life on March 3, 2015 after a 5-year courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. Laura was born on November 2, 1976 in Milwaukee, WI to Margaret and John Harbour. She is the … Continue reading

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