In Memoriam

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In Memoriam 2021-09-13T10:59:46-04:00

In loving memory of Joanne Lepp
(June 30, 1927-August 8, 2021)

Josephine, A Love Story

There once was a girl named Josephine. As all children are, she was born beautiful…so much so that she outshined the day in June she came into this world. As life went on she was fortunate to have a sister, Mary, join in on the incredible journey and then came baby Santina, aka Sandy.

Josephine never like her name and never thought she was pretty so she changed what she could and became Josie, and then after she met the love of her life at age 17, she married Joe and she became just Jo. She went on to travel throughout the States because of Joe’s Marine Corps career and even ended up living in Paris which opened her up to a world of fashion and style and a different culture from where she started as Josephine. She always had her own special style, was always the belle of every Marine Corps ball. Then she really hit her stride in the City of Lights.

She had four children-Nancy, Kathy, Robin and Brad. She loved them fiercely. She threw great birthday parties. She was a good wife, packing entire households (maybe nine or ten times) following Joe’s career. She had a very successful career herself as a real estate agent, transitioning to Joanne, as her children went on their own life paths. She was deep and complicated. She worked hard and she faced hardships and challenges as all of us do, but somehow she always landed on her feet. She bought her own home after parting ways with Joe but never forgot their long love. She was courted by a few suitors, but never went back to a permanent union.

As she aged and retired, she began to write poetry like crazy and filled volumes with her stored up words that flowed like a busy river. She ended up living in Fredericksburg, VA in an independent living environment. She made good friends and rolled out the Canasta cards and Mahjong tiles. She helped write plays and performed in skits, helped arrange special events and settled into Joanne beautifully. She was an influencer. She relished (and prepared endlessly including her wardrobe) attending family gatherings with her children and their spouses Brooks, Dave, Blaine and Krista. All cared for her in their own way.
She was always bursting with new stories about her grandchildren, Adam, Cara, Lauren, Grace, Nick and Kameryn, all of whom could have their own book of accolades if she had had the time to write. She loved her grandchildren’s husbands, Nick and Matt and Adam’s wife Stacy. She took great pleasure in sharing with her cousins, Joan and Marion and loved their children as well.

And how she loved the babies, her great grandchildren, Hudson, Mia, Wyatt, Katelyn and Bennett. She loved her nieces Linda and Donna, Leslie, Wendy Adel, MaryBeth, Karen, Debbie, Dawn and Raeanne and nephews Joe (Buddy), Jackie and Danny, Rusty and Chris and all of her husband’s cousins, including the ten Nunziato children and those who called her Aunt Jo, including Mary, Carol and Stanley, Patty and Marilyn.

At one point in my last visit with her in Fredericksburg, she began to describe the great ship we traveled on to France. She was quite lucid recounting a visa issue and I felt like she was reliving that journey during that visit. And then she looked at me and asked , “Where is my husband?” I explained that he had gone on before her but she did not have to worry because he was preparing a place for her that would not require any packing or heavy lifting. She gave me a Joanne look.

Today I am reminded of a poem by Henry Van Dyke about the white sails of a beautiful ship heading toward the ocean where the sky meets the blue water. The poem ends…And, just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone,” there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!” And that is dying.

At the beginning of this glorious day my beautiful mother has gone home to her mother and father Adelaide and Francis Dioguardi, her baby sister Sandy and sister Mary, both of whom she loved dearly. She is reunited with her dear sister in laws Ronnie and Betty and her brother in laws Don and Jack, George and Felix and so many friends from many chapters in her long life. Of course my happy uncomplicated grandparents (my father Joe’s parents, Stella and George Lepp) will be setting the table with good food and an abundance of love.

So now as Brad and Robin and Kathy and I whisper in her ear, go on mom, we are all fine. We will continue to make you proud. You turned out good children who love and care for each other and those who may need our help. I love and respect you, now and forever. Thank you for giving me such an incredible life.
Wait…just a minute Jo, I see your Joe coming for you with all of those who love you and can’t wait to see you home. Godspeed. Nan

Jesse Jerome Fields

Jesse Jerome Fields, “Jay Jay”, son of the late Elmer Fields and Mildred Fields was born November 23, 1953 in Pitt County, North Carolina.

God in his infinite wisdom came to claim his own, Jesse Jerome Fields, on February 18, 2021.

Jerome was born in Pitt County, NC where he attended school, until the first grade when his family relocated to Washington, D.C.. Growing up in DC, Jerome became a diehard Redskin fan (The Washington football team),and always had an ear for music. While in middle school, he learned how to play trumpet and joined the schools band. His passion for playing showed so much potential that the school awards him with his very own trumpet. Jerome also attended Bell Vocational High school, where he learned
Auto Mechanics.

In his early 20s, Jerome entered the military. While in the military Jerome met Patricia, and the two wed on January 12, 1978. During their 43 years of marriage they traveled and met amazing people from around the world. Visiting places such as Africa, Germany, Italy, and Puerto Rico. Jerome transitioned out of the military and became a Field Service Engineer.

Jerome knew the Lord at an early age, and dedicated his life to Christ by becoming an ordained Deacon. While in church Jerome played the piano and bass guitar, and was a part of the Praise Team.

In the spring of 2020 Jerome retired from Diebold. While retired, Jerome became a Real-Estate Agent with Weichert Realtors and started working on his 1966 Volkswagen Beetle. On a warm day you would find him with the garage open waxing his cars listening to natural mystic by Bob Marley.

Jerome leaves to mourn:
His wife Patricia, his daughters Kalima(Antione), Kenya, LaToscha (Ricky), LaTamara. His son Kali, his daughter Tanya (who preceded him in death).
His sisters Doretha, Geraldine, Sondra. His Brothers Eddie, Carris (Papa Joe).
His Aunt Ruth. Grandchildren: Amari, Marley, Diamond, Kayla, Marnay, Tamiya, Caiyah, Paul, Christian, Mark. Great Grandchildren: Crystal, Kayden and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home and Crematory


4143 Dale Blvd. , Dale City, VA, 22193

Paula Diane Gish

Paula Diane Gish, 60, died surrounded by her loving family on January 31, 2021 after a fierce battle with cancer.

Diane was born in Cleveland, OH on August 2, 1960 to Paul Brooks, Jr. and Norma Jean (Justice) Brooks and lived most of her life in Woodbridge, VA. She graduated from Gar-Field High School in 1977 and a few years later she and her husband, Joe, took over her parents’ business, NORPA Machine Shop.  She also had a long and extremely successful career in real estate.

Diane was a highly respected businesswoman and member of the community, who gave generously of her friendship, her time, and her counsel to all who knew her.  Diane worked tirelessly to raise funds for and execute an annual Secret Santa Shopping Spree to provide Christmas presents for underprivileged children in the Woodbridge area. To her friends and family, Diane was just as compassionate and giving—always the person you could turn to for sound advice or a shoulder to lean on, as well as for some hilarity and laughter.

Diane wore many different hats, but her favorite was “Nana”. She was extremely devoted to her three grandchildren and thoroughly enjoyed every moment spent with them. At times seemingly inexhaustible, she lived life to its fullest and brought out the best in all of us. Her devastating loss has been deeply felt by all who knew and loved her and she will be tremendously missed.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Joe, her sons Joey (Sarah) Gish, Jason (Lydia) Gish, grandchildren Abigail, Joseph III, and Jason Jr., her mother Norma Jean Brooks, siblings Lynn (Don) Bilbrey, Randy Brooks, Angela (Jon) Covey, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  She was predeceased by her father, Paul Brooks, Jr.

The Celebration of Life for Diane Gish will take place on Tuesday June 8th 2021 at The Ospreys at Belmont Bay (401 Belmont Bay Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22191) with visitation starting at 10am. The Celebration of Life Ceremony will begin at 11am. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the 2021 Secret Santa Christmas Shopping Spree may be made to If a check is preferred, please reach out to”

Stephane Ann Czajkowski

Stephane Ann (Stachelhaus) Czajkowski, a mother, lover of life, and a real estate agent, passed unexpectedly on Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Stephane is survived by her parents; her children Sydney and Jack Czajkowski; and siblings Geoff and Lisa Stachelhaus.
Stephane was born in Seneca Falls, NY on May 11th, 1970 to Gustav and Carol Stachelhaus. Stephane grew up in the finger lakes area in Upstate NY, moved to Belgium with her family at a young age. This experience influenced her for the rest of her life. The family moved to Findlay, Ohio where she graduated high school. She attended Duquesne University and graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a dual degree in English Writing and Criminal Justice. Stephane found her calling and was licensed in real estate in 2004. She began her career at Avery Hess and moved to Berkshire Hathaway PenFed Realty Lake Ridge in 2013. She was married on December 3rd, 1993 to Ken, who she met in Michigan and moved to Wilmington NC. On August 5th, 1995 and November 17th, 1999 respectively, she welcomed two beautiful children, Jack and Sydney, who were the most important part of her life.
Stephane loved traveling, dancing, music, gardens, beautiful homes, boating, the beach, food, and even more so her children. She enjoyed time with her friends and was often found with them or finding one to drag out somewhere fun (whether they wanted to or not.) Stephane traveled abroad to Europe with her family and friends and enjoyed Mykonos in Greece. Her passion for life was enjoyed by all that were with her. Stephane was a foodie and and loved cooking new dishes and cooking and baking for holidays for hours or days on end in the kitchen. She oh so loved her dogs (Cooper, Cassius, Chip, Conna, Luca, and Oliver.) Her laugh and smile brightened up every room. Stephane was kind to everyone no matter their walk of life. She wanted equality and peace on earth and volunteered often for the community and our veterans.
Stephane wanted the best in life and for her children and would want her family and friends to embrace Jack and Sydney as they will always be a reflection of her…
Due to the current mandated restrictions on public gatherings, a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Go Fund Me account for her children

Terry Lee Caniford

Terry Lee Caniford, age 67, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at his home in Bristow, Virginia.

He was born on June 12, 1953 in Winchester, Virginia to the late William Lee Caniford, Jr. and Mary Lou (Gardner) Caniford.

Terry loved his wife Cathy, his son John, and daughter-in-law Tracy more than life.  Cathy was his soul mate for over 40 years.

He was always willing to lend a helpful hand to anyone that reached out. He truly loved helping people and was always happy and positive no matter what happened in life.  There was no problem that he could not solve.  If there was no solution to a problem, he made one. He always told his family “there are two words that aren’t in our vocabulary: Can’t and Quit”.  He would never give up, no matter the odds and always said “cream rises to the top”.

He was an incredible commercial real estate professional whose level of professionalism made him an icon in the industry. He had a true passion for real estate.

He loved antiquing, horse racing, playing tennis, and most of all his family and friends.  He was the happiest when he was entertaining loved ones and he could always take you down memory lane. Another passion was baseball as he coached baseball for over 30 years and shaped the youth of so many players, all who were impacted by Terry’s discipline on and off the field.  In true fashion, Terry never let us forget that he was the most winning coach at GMBL (Greater Manassas Baseball League).

He loved watching his favorite TV Show, Dallas, with his hero being JR Ewing. You could always find him singing and listening to the Beach Boys, Elvis, and the Beatles.

The family will receive friends and family on Monday, December 21, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. where service will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Love Church, 11234 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, Virginia with Pastor Tony Lutyk officiating.  Entombment will take place on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas, Virginia.

Kathryn Barnes Jones

After a lifetime filled with love, family, and friends, and a hard-fought battle with
cancer, Kathryn (Kathi) Jane Barnes Jones went to be with the Lord on Tuesday,
November 24, 2020.

Kathi is survived by her husband and soulmate, George Davis Jones, her daughter
Jessica Jones Magyar (Ryan), her son Daniel Jones (Taylor), and four grandchildren
that were the joy of her life: Landon, Aubree, Aleana and Mia. She also leaves her
mother, Jane Barnes and two sisters, Sue Barnes (Wendy) and Cindy Dishner.
Kathi was predeceased by her father, P. Sheffield Barnes. Kathi is also survived by
two beloved step-children, Beth Robles and her family and Chris Jones, many
nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-inlaw and cousins. Family was everything to her.

Kathi was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School where she enjoyed
gymnastics, and she attended James Madison University. She spent 30 years as a
real estate agent with Long and Foster where she developed lifelong friendships.
Kathi met her husband George at the wedding of her college roommate, Susan
Jones (George is her brother). They had an instant connection, a wedding at Big
Meadows, Skyline Drive the following year and would have been married 35 years
this May. Together they have made many memories and enjoyed many activities
together (hiking, camping, biking) and have traveled many places together to
include Nova Scotia (honeymoon), Las Vegas, U.S. Virgin Islands, the Amazon River
and Peru. They have also enjoyed many family vacations in the Outer Banks.
Kathi was dearly loved by her family and will be so greatly missed by all who knew

The celebration of her life will be held at Miller Funeral Home . The family will receive visitors Wednesday, December 09, 2020 from 9:30AM-12:30PM for the viewing and chapel service at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge, VA 22192. Procession to follow and burial service will be held at Quantico National Cemetery at 1PM, 18424 Joplin Rd, Triangle, VA 22172.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic face masks will be required and
we ask that everyone tries to remain 6ft apart.

Nancy Bridges Bullock

Nancy Bridges Bullock, age 70, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at her home in Henrico, North Carolina.

Nancy was born to parents Winnie and Nancy on March 14, 1950 in Jacksonville, NC. Her family moved to Woodbridge, Virginia in 1957 and she graduated from Gar-Field High School in 1968. Nancy attended Bluefield College and George Mason University.

Nancy married Bill Bullock on June 10, 1972, and the couple had one daughter Nancy Nicole in 1976. Nancy was licensed in real estate in 1983. She had a long successful career as an agent and then as a broker. She retired in 2014.

Since her retirement, Nancy’s main job has been Bobo to her granddaughter Lexi, her partner in crime. Nancy and Bill split their time at their homes in Woodbridge, Virginia and in Henrico, North Carolina on Lake Gaston.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 48 years Bill Bullock of Woodbridge, one daughter Nancy Nicole Bullock McGee and her husband, Shane, and one granddaughter, Alexis.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to PruittHealth Hospice at or to the Alzheimer’s Association at

Online Condolences may be made to under the share a memory tab.

Arrangements by Askew Funeral & Cremation Services.

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Mark F. Perry

Captain Mark F. Perry, 65 of Stafford, VA passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020.

A 1976 Graduate of Virginia Tech University, Mark has been an active member of the Northern VA community. First as a real estate agent and then Principal Broker since 1972, also as a Class A Contractor building homes and commercial buildings and finally living his dream job as a United States Merchant Marine Captain running Rlvershore Charters in which he shared his love of Nature, Wildlife, and history of the Potomac and Occoquan River.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Wilson-Perry, his two sons Jason Perry, Benjamin Perry, and his four stepchildren Eugene Wilson, Sara Pickett,William Wilson, Cori Watson and their combined 17 grandchildren, his brother Victor “Chip• Perry and sister-in-law Monica Perry, his nephew Skip Perry along with two neices Tanya Wiertalla and Michelle Wiertalla.

A private celebration of his life will be held at Tim’s Rivershore in Dumfries on September 12, 2020 at 2:00 on the beach.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the following non profit

Online condolences may be sent at

Carolyn Y. Pittman

Carolyn Yelton Pittman, 77, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at the Capital Caring Adler Center hospice facility in Aldie, VA following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Robert C. Pittman of Manassas, VA. They shared over 54 years of marriage and had three children and six grandchildren together.

Born in Marion, NC, Carolyn was the daughter of the late Rayburn and Laura Phillips Yelton. She graduated from Bowman High School in Bakersville, NC, and received a BA in Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, where she was a member of the dance team.

For many years, Carolyn served as a substitute teacher for Prince William County elementary schools, and for more than 30 years she worked tirelessly as a successful realtor with both Shannon & Luchs and Weichert Realtors. Carolyn was an accomplished artist and will be remembered for her selfless love and dedication to her children and grandchildren, her quick wit, her love of nature, the beach, the Washington Redskins and watching golf on TV.

Carolyn is survived by her husband Robert C. Pittman; son Brian Pittman, wife Jennifer and their sons Mitchell and Connor of Ashburn VA; daughter Susan Luce, husband Joseph and their sons Riley and Cole of Great Falls, VA; daughter Amelia Trout, husband David and their sons Liam and Cameron of Leesburg, VA; and sister Sylvia Yelton Kaneko of Boston, MA.

Due to the current mandated restrictions on public gatherings, a memorial service will be held at a later date once it is deemed safe. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation: 1355 Peachtree Steer, Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Peter Frank

This is tough to communicate but we’ve lost another outstanding colleague, Peter Frank – our Samson Properties Lake Ridge Branch Manager – who departed his physical life yesterday at 3:03 pm, surrounded by his loving family in their Montclair, VA home.

Many of you know that Peter, while battling his serious cancer illness, admirably demonstrated his strength of will and resolve by showing up as much as possible to help the company and many of you.
During this last stretch of his professional life, several of you Lake Ridge office associates stepped up to bat for him (and for the company) – which did not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated.

A gregarious family man of strong faith and his church, Peter joined the company over 14 years ago, in January, 2006 – a year before we moved into our new Chantilly headquarters. From the outset, it was obvious he was the consummate “company guy” with tremendous positive energy, spirit and sense of humor (his laugh unforgettable). He was 100% trustworthy and, without hesitation, the word “ambassador” comes to mind – as loyal as they come.

One fond memory many will have from recent years is the passion he had for company corn hole competitions!   🙂   It will be bittersweet to review some of the video we have in the archives! If any of you have images of Pete which you’d like to share, please let me know.

For a time, Peter brought his son Alex under his wing as a new Realtor – starting at age 18, if I recall correctly – and it was always good to see them working together for that chapter of their lives.

I remember the day he exuberantly announced his retirement from his full-time CPA/CFO job (trade association, I believe)….to go full-time with real estate, and how delighted he was to leave behind his daily I-95 commute from Montclair to Crystal City and back.

Pete was a good friend to so many and he will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his wonderful wife Kathleen (Kathy) Frank, his daughter Elizabeth Ashley Frank, son Alex Frank and extended families.

~ From the Family ~

We will let friends know when we can secure a date for a Mass and celebration of Peter’s life at his beloved Holy Family Catholic Church

Condolences/cards may be sent to the family
at the following address:
15527 Yorktown Drive, Dumfries, VA 22025

God Bless

Lingiam “Lee” Odems Jr.

Franklin Delano Barkdull

Barbara Bergesen

Peter J. “Pete” Bender

Joseph Cary Reid

Grace Marie Kochis

Christine Mary Johnson

We are sad that we must share the passing of former PWAR member Christine Johnson. Christine Mary (Moynihan) Johnson, 77, died on December 13th, 2018. She passed peacefully surrounded by her family in prayer. She was born on August 7th, 1941, in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She was one of two children of Andrew and Mary Rose (Stahley) Moynihan who preceded her in death as well as her brother Andrew Joseph Moynihan Jr. She leaves behind her loving husband of 56 years, Walter William Johnson, and three children, son Andrew Joseph Johnson and wife Beth of Tacoma, Washington, daughter Colleen Mary Voltz of Ashburn, Virginia and daughter Maryhelen Hotz and husband Sam of Leonardtown, Maryland. She had seven grandchildren, Sarah, Mary Rose, Andrew, Rachel, Ryan, Grady and Samantha.

She will be forever remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother and extraordinarily doting grandmother. She was a very successful real estate agent at Long and Foster in Manassas, Virginia for 38 years where she touched a myriad of lives. She was a long-time member of All Saints Catholic Church and will be missed by her rosary prayer group of over 30 years. She had a larger than life personality and loved spending as much time as she could with her family at the beach. She was a strong, vibrant woman who impacted everyone she met and touched so many in her life with her warmth, kindness, and genuine care for others.

The family will receive friends between 6-8 pm on Monday, December 17th at Pierce Funeral Home at 9609 Center Street, Manassas, Virginia. A Mass will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, December 18th at All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Road, Manassas, Virginia.

It is with heavy hearts that we convey the passing of PWAR member Tom Williams.


Of Dumfries, VA, on October 30, 2018.  Tom passed away at his home surrounded by his loving wife Ellen of 56 years and his family.

Mr. Williams was the owner/broker of The Real Estate Exchange (Tree Property Management) and involved in real estate and management for over 40 years in Prince William County. Friends and Colleagues can pay their respects at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd. on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

All can attend a mass at Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday November 3 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 12975 Purcell Rd., Manassas, VA, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. A luncheon will follow the burial back at the church. In Lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer

It is with heavy hearts that we convey the passing of PWAR member Richard W. Shaw.


Richard William Shaw, 56, of Woodbridge, VA died October 25, 2018 at Shrewsbury, MD.

He was a residential security specialist for ADT for 25 years.  Shaw was a member of the NRA.  He enjoyed boating, guns and spending time with his family.
Shaw was preceded in death by his father Robert.

He is survived by his wife LeAnna of 26 years, his mother Jackie of Norfolk, VA, his three sons, Rudy (Ashley) of Woodbridge, VA; Mason (Hannah) of Winchester, VA; and Mitchell, daughter Kelsey (JT) of Breinigsville, PA; three grandchildren Brooklyn, Paisley and James Richard, and one on the way, two brothers Mike of Virginia Beach, VA; Mark of Norfolk, VA; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, November 1st from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge.  The service is set for 1 p.m. on Friday, November 2nd at Lake Ridge Baptist Church, 12450 Clipper Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192.  Donations may be made to

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of former PWAR member, Patti Green.

Patricia Bachman Green, born in Kansas City, MO September 21, 1947 died in Winter Haven Florida October 16, 2018 at the age of 71.  Patti Green a graduate of Garfield High School, Patti’s first-born Gregory Clay in Virginia, then moved to Tampa Florida in 1972 where she met her husband Charles Green of 45 years and had her 2nd child Cherish Avallone.  Patti returned to Northern Virginia and became a Realtor for PWAR.  She was a long time top producer, managing broker, served on the board of PWAR and remained licensed till 2003 serving the real and worked with the estate community for 31 years.  Survived by her husband Charles Green, daughter and son-in-law Craig & Cherish Avallone, grandson Jason Avallone, brother & sister-in-law Steve & Cindy Bachman, daughter-in-law Jean Clay and grandsons Daniel & Austin Clay.

Celebration of Life
Saturday, Nov. 3
1 – 4 p.m.
Inspire Church Fellowship Hall
15418 Cardinal Dr.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The American Cancer Society. For more information email her daughter at

Incredible mother and grandmother Margaret Rigney passed away on October 15, 2018 at her home in Woodbridge, Virginia. One of the areas best realtors, Margaret was well known throughout the real estate community. She loved to buy, renovate, decorate and sell properties in both Woodbridge, Virginia and in Nags Head, North Carolina. She was the proud owner of Riverside Association based out of Woodbridge, Virginia.

Margaret was born in Monterey, Virginia on May 6, 1935 to Iva and Gordon Simmons. She had five siblings, Nina Helmick (Ralph deceased), Linda Gardiner (Asa), Wayne Simmons, Blain Simmons (Margaret) and Wanda Rexrode (Marlin). She moved to the Woodbridge area in 1952 after graduating from Monterey High School.  She worked at Fort Belvoir as a supply clerk and secretary. She married S.E.”Bobby” Rigney in 1954 and together they had two sons, Tim in 1961 and Mark in 1963.

Her beloved husband Bobby passed away in May of 1988 and her son Tim lost his life in a robbery attempt in 1990. In 2000 life got better when she met Kurt Petersen. He went on to be her faithful, loving companion for the next 18 years. Twelve years ago her son Mark provided her a grand daughter, Maggie who was the light of her life. Their relationship was one of a kind, extremely special. Margaret felt so blessed to have Maggie in her life.

Margaret was a deeply religious person who studied and asked questions about the teachings of Jesus.

She is survived by her partner Kurt Petersen, son Mark Rigney, granddaughter Maggie Rigney as well as her siblings, Nina Helmich (Ralph deceased), Linda Gardiner (Asa), Wayne Simmons, Blain Simmons (Margaret) and Wanda Rexrode (Marlin).

There will be a memorial service held in her honor starting at 7PM on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home 13318 Occoquan Road in Woodbridge, Virginia.

We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of longtime PWAR member, Tom Farina. Tom, who has been a Realtor with PWAR for over 25 years, passed on September 12, 2018. He is the beloved father of Amanda Farina Morris of Durham, NC and her husband Evan. Born in Reading, PA to Ronald & Patricia Farina he moved to Virginia as a military veteran. Tom had a passion for sports which took him from a participant to youth coach. He will be remembered for being a friend to all in the community.

Tom is survived by his Mother and Father, Brother Michael Farina of Tenn., his wife Alice Farina and their three children, Jason, Nic and Zac. Cousin Jim Bolognese of New Jersey, his wife Debbie and their daughter, Jodi.

If you’d like to raise a glass to Tom, please join us as we celebrate his life this Thursday, Sept. 20.

Tom Farina Celebration of Life

Location: Army Navy Country Club (Fairfax Location)
3315 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030
Time: 4pm – 6:30pm
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Attire: We’ll keep it casual… just as he would have wanted it.

Paul Claude Dufek, 78, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from complications resulting from a cervical spine injury.

Paul (Daddy-O, Gpa, GGpa, Papa Paul as he was so lovingly known) was born on November 4, 1939 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Paul attended St. John’s Grammar School in Jordan, Minnesota, Nazareth Hall Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota and in 1957 graduated from De La Salle High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He worked alongside his father at National Licensed Beverage Association (NLBA), was an aide to Wisconsin Congressman Alvin O’Konski. He was the President of National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) from 1979-1993 at which time he went on to become a top producing Realtor in the Northern Virginia area.

Paul leaves behind his loving wife Linda Rose Dufek, 11 siblings: Ellie, (Joe), Anne (Harold), Don (Mary), Bob (Cindy), Jean (John), John, Richard, Mary (Hank), Donna (Pat), Barbara, Tom (Nancy), 8 Children: Natalie, Shelly, Sherry (Granger), Craig, Barry, Julie, Derek and Daniel, 3 Step-Children: George (Connie), Jamie Lynne and Matthew (Kimberly). 21 grandchildren: Savanna, Sierra, Tanner, Hunter, Chandler, Gavin, Lindsay (Peter), TJ (Stephanie), Tyler, Logan, Peyton, Brittany (Matt), Michael, Cole, Kendall, Matthew, Abbie, Adrianna, Aria, Jacob and Silas, 5 great grandchildren: Dominic, Trey, Karsen, Gracyn and Eleanor and numerous nieces and nephews.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents Hortense and Clarence Dufek and 3 brothers: Jim (Bonnie), William and Dennis (Maureen) and 3 nephews: Joey, Kris and Jason.

Paul blessed everyone with whom he shared his life. His ability to communicate his genuine care for others was nothing short of incredible. When he wasn’t captivating his friends with his undeniable charm or remarkable wit, he was lovingly providing guidance and teaching life lessons to his children and grandchildren. He loved golf, the stock market and his precious dog Dakota who never left his side. He was completely selfless, generous and forever kind. His love for life, his family and his friends was surpassed only by his love for his beloved and devoted wife, Linda. He will be profoundly missed. Heaven gained another beautiful angel…. OUR ANGEL

The family will welcome friends at Pierce Funeral Home, Manassas, Virginia on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. where the services will also be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Burial immediately following at Stonewall Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the following charities:
St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Children

It is with sadness that we relay the passing of former longtime REALTOR member, Florence E. Cannon. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

Florence Elizabeth (Morris) Cannon, age 93, of Woodbridge, VA, passed away on July 3, 2018.  She was the loving mother of Peggy Ann Gore of Greensboro, NC, Ronald Dennis Cannon (Pam) of Ruther Glen, VA, and David Thomas Cannon of Orlando, FL.  Cherished grandmother of Michael Thomas Cannon (Jenelle), Robert Talmadge Cannon, and Bertha Yvonne Cannon (Daniel).  Great grandmother of Valeria, Ale, Mikaela, Jerahmai, and Josiah.  Dear sister of the late Audrey Moore and Edith Parham.  She was the adored daughter of the late Willie T. and Fannie (Thomas) Morris.
Florence worked for the Department of Defense; where she retired from in 1979.  She was a realtor in Prince William County for over 40 years; and was a member of the Realtor’s Association of Prince William County.   She cherished spending time with family and enjoyed genealogy research.  She will be missed by all who knew her.
The family will receive friends at the Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, VA 22193 on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Concord Baptist Church, 15625 Concord Road, Ruther Glen, VA 22546.  Interment will follow at the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of longtime PWAR member, Elaine Walz.

Elaine Alyce Southard Walz, age 73, of Dumfries, VA, passed away on June 1, 2018. Beloved wife of over 39 years to Arthur J. Walz. Loving mother of Mechelle Eatmon (Duane), Milinda Oberdier, and Melissa Thuries (Vincent). Cherished grandmother of Rebecca Eatmon, Aleese Eatmon, Bryce Eatmon, Joshua Oberdier (Jessica), Zachary Oberdier, and Matteo Thuries. Great grandmother of Trent Oberdier and Emma Oberdier.

Elaine was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed the outdoors; especially boating, jet skiing, and going to the beach. Her greatest time was spent with and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a realtor, and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Elaine will be missed by all who knew her.

The family will receive friends at the Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, VA 22193 on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 18825 Fuller Heights Roads, Triangle, VA 22172. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, 18424 Joplin Road, Triangle, VA 22172 at 12:00 PM

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

We would like to inform you of the passing of former REALTOR, Patricia Eileen Boyd Burch. Patricia Eileen Boyd Burch, 73, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2018 at Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Virginia. Pat was a 1962 graduate of James Madison High School in Vienna, VA, and had a successful career as a Real Estate Agent in the Northern Virginia area for over 25 years.

A visitation will be on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 6-9pm at Moser Funeral Home 233 Broadview Ave. Warrenton, VA, 20186. A funeral will be on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10:00am at Park Valley Church 4500 Waverly Farm Dr. Haymarket, VA 20169. A burial will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas, VA.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. View full obituary here.

It is with sadness that we relay the passing of longtime REALTOR member, John Hall Sr. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

John Foy Hall, Sr. age 68, passed away on March 13, 2018 at his home in Manassas Park, VA. He was born on November 3, 1949 in Washington, D.C. John was a realtor with Key Reality and was an avid Redskins fan. Predeceased by his parents: Herman McGill Hall and Mary Ann Basye. Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Christine Moretti Hall; two sons: John Hall, Jr. (Nicole) and Steven Hall; two daughters: Wendy Wilson (Jamie) and Stephanie Hall; two brothers: Robert Hall (Holly) and Frank Basye; two sisters: Linda Elmore and Kathy Orrock; three grandchildren: Zachary Jackson (Belle), A.J. Hall and Jacob Hall.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will be private.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060-9979 in loving memory of John F. Hall, Sr.

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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of longtime REALTOR Pamela Roseberry. Pamela Jane Roseberry, age 62, of Nokesville, Virginia passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at her residence. She was born on July 13, 1955 in Warrenton, Virginia the daughter of the late Russell Gill and Teresa (Nalls) Gill. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church. She was a realtor for Crossroads Realty.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00PM Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA where a memorial service will be held at 10:00AM Thursday, October 12, 2017 with Rev. Claire Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery.


It is with deep sadness we inform you of the passing of longtime PWAR member, Randy Perko. Sadly,  Randall (Randy) E. Perko, Realtor since 1973,  passed away at his home in Front Royal, Va on Friday May 5, 2017.  He was 87.  He retired from Appraising and an agent with Metro 100 in 2014 after a long Real Estate Career. The majority of his real estate career was with Century 21 Capital Realty in Manassas, initially in 1973 as an agent, then as managing broker and as Part owner and Principal Broker until the early 1990’s when he became a Real Estate Appraiser.

A memorial service will be at his home in Front Royal from 1 to 5 pm on Saturday, May 13, 2015. Please call 540 622 0250 for directions. Click here to view the full obituary.

We are sad to inform you of the passing of former longtime PWAR Member, Dwight Brown.

Dwight W. Brown, 86, of Stafford County passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Mary Washington Hospital. Mr. Brown was born on February 21, 1931 in Portland, Oregon to George Washington Brown and Olive Elizabeth Moore. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Mr. Brown earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Omaha during his service in the United States Air Force. He retired as a real estate agent in 2016.

Survivors include his daughters, Mary Catherine Whitaker of El Paso, TX and Denise Dale Meece of Colonial Heights; son Geoffrey Martin Brown of Woodbridge; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister LaVerne Cagle and her sons, Robert and Keith Cagle. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Joy Brown; and his son, Gary David Coman.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 161 Eustace Road, Stafford, VA 22554. Burial will be private in Quantico National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Online guestbook available at

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of PWAR member James Bonner. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time.

James Bonner passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Monday, February 6, 2017. He was 80 years old. He was retired from the CIA, so had an exciting, adventurous life living and working all over the world — by choice. He was also an Army Vietnam Veteran, and will be placed at Arlington National Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Jane Bonner; son Capt. Steve Bonner (Kate) of Ft. Knox, KY, daughter Jeanne Weaver (John) of Owasso, OK; and 10 grandchildren.

Longtime PWAR Member, Franklin Miles passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017. Franklin was a resident of Winchester, Virginia at the time of his passing. He graduated from Bullis Prep, attended the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Miles received his graduate degree from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. then began his accounting career in Washington, D.C. He was married to Mary Ann Ait. At the request of Mr. Miles, his body was cremated and all services were private. Memorial contributions in memory of Franklin may be made to American Cancer Society, 1833 Plaza Drive, Winchester, Virginia or Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, West Virginia 25430.
goodgion-maxOctober 31, 2016 – We are sad to inform you that long time agent and friend to many, Max Goodgion died last Friday evening at his home in Manassas. Max put up a valiant fight against cancer but eventually succumbed to it. Funeral services will be Thursday, November 3rd, 11:30 AM at the Church of Christ, 8110 Signal Hill Rd, Manassas, VA. Any questions will be taken by LuVerne Boes, Broker at Century 21 Capital Realty, Manassas 703-368-9284.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 125 Old Greenwich Dr. Suite 150, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 or Indian Mission c/o Manassas Church of Christ.

View full obituary here.

Alfred-Bahr-1469893305It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of a longtime Realtor in Prince William County and a member of PWAR, Albert “Al” Bahr. Al passed away last Friday afternoon July 29, 2016 at his home. Funeral arrangement are listed below.

When: August 9th, Tuesday, 2016
Where: Montcastle Funeral Home | 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City, VA
Time: 2 – 4pm and 6 – 8pm

When: August 10th, Wednesday
Where: Sacred Heart Catholic Church |12975 Purcell Rd., Manassas, VA
Time: 11am Mass

Where: Quantico National Cemetery|18424 Joplin Rd., Triangle, VA
Time: 1pm

FB_IMG_1456325476691-1It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of longtime PWAR staff member, Gene Treier. Gene held numerous positions with PWAR for over 30 years. He will be deeply missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.

Below is information regarding funeral arrangements.

Details for the services
Funeral Home
March 5, 2016 at 1:00pm
Colonial Funeral Home
201 Edwards Ferry Ave. NE
Leesburg, VA

March 5, 2016 at 3:00-6:00 PM
14550 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151

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