Anne Margaret Gaynor Eberl

Anne Margaret Gaynor Eberl, age 75, of McLean, VA passed away peacefully on September 4, 2017 in Falls Church, VA after an extended illness.

Born in New York City on October 2, 1941 to James and Anna Gaynor, Anne graduated from New York’s Cathedral High School. Always a lover of fashion, Anne’s first job was as an assistant at Bergdorf Goodman’s ladies custom dress salon in the late 1950’s. In her 20’s, she moved into positions with recruitment firms, and she founded and directed her own personnel agency, Gaynor Limited, in the 1980’s and early 1990’s in Westport, CT. Anne lived for over 30 years in Norwalk and Wilton, CT and considered Connecticut her home, even after moving to Northern Virginia to be closer to her beloved grandchildren.

Anne met Ludwig Eberl, originally from Germany, on the SS Homeric, during a cruise from New York City to the Caribbean in 1967. They married in 1968 and welcomed their daughter, Alicia, in 1972. Some of the couple’s fondest memories involve traveling, including briefly living in India in 1971 and extended trips across the U.S. and Europe. Anne was always up for an interesting adventure! Anne also loved the arts, entertaining, decorating, great food, and spending time with family and friends.

Anne will be missed by many close friends and family for her outgoing, warm personality, generosity, and cordiality. She is survived by her husband, Ludwig; her daughter, Alicia; her sister, Margaret; and two grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Anne’s life will be held at Advent Funeral Services on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 3-6 pm, with prayers at 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Heart Association, or the Inova Health Foundation.

5 Responses to Anne Margaret Gaynor Eberl

  1. camerone says:

    sorrow and spiritual awakening as i know anne flies and soars free above and around- she gave me a second family. forever grateful am i to the live of her and ludwig

  2. Vijay Aggarwal says:

    We have known Anne for more than 30 years, and we will always remember her as a very elegant, kind, and lively individual. May God give peace to her soul and strength to Lu to recover from this loss.

    Vijay and Dolly

  3. Jim Protopapas says:

    Jim Protopapas

    Anne will be remembered for the wonderful person she was – a very polite, fine friend with a worm personality and a happy smile.

    Jim and Lena

  4. Elaine Lambert says:

    I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to the Eberl family. For right now, there’s no detour around grief, no shortcut through mourning. However, 2 Cor.4:7 says that God can give us, “… power beyond what is normal “, to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry, or that we forget. It means we recover. We recover because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28 which says, “…all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out “. Jesus was referring to the resurrection. That is our amazing hope! The Bible likens our hope to an anchor. Just like an anchor stabilizes a ship, our hope stabilizes us and keeps us from drowning in overwhelming sadness. 2 Cor.1:3 describes our Creator as, “… the God of all comfort “. One way that God comforts us is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May the God of comfort be your comfort now, during this time of sorrow. For the Bible’s answers to life’s big questions please visit

  5. Fred Barr says:

    Although we haven’t been close to Anne and Lu in recent years, we remember her fondly.
    Fred and Lee

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