In Memoriam

This page honors the memory of our beloved members in the REALTOR family who have passed away. Their invaluable contributions to the real estate profession will forever be cherished.

In Memoriam: William "Bill" Coppa

William James “Bill” Coppa, 57, of Manassas, passed away unexpectedly April 20, 2024, at the UVA Prince William Medical Center, Manassas, VA.

Born July 8, 1966, in El Paso, TX, he was the son of the late Dr. Michael G. Coppa, and Carol Ann Turnbull Linton, who survives.

Bill was a graduate of Osbourn High School, class of ‘84, and would go on to receive the Enrolled Agent Credential which is a nationally recognized certification offered by the IRS for tax professionals. He would use this certification to start his own tax and financial advisory firm, William Coppa, E.A., and work as a Real Estate Agent with Pearson Smith Realty, where he would help numerous people in need of tax, financial, and real estate advice. Bill also served his community in many different capacities, which included the Executive Director of the Prosperity House; a board member of the United Methodist Development Company; and a member of the Legislative Committee and Past President of the Prince William Association of Realtors. He was an active member and current Lay Leader at St. Thomas United Methodist Church, where Bill was a man of deep abiding faith. He loved God, his family, his church family, and the countless others who he counseled and ministered to through work and the many groups he was actively involved in. He was always first in line to offer help to anyone who was in need and touched the lives of so many in his community.

Besides his father, Bill was preceded in death by one brother, Michael D. Coppa; and his adoptive father, Robert C. Linton. Survivors included his loving wife, Debra Kay Coppa; four children Alex Coppa; Robert Coppa; Elizabeth Posey and her husband David; Nick Lonigro and his wife Emily; and six grandchildren, Kayleigh, Ethan, Isabella, Ian, Issac, Sebastian.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Thomas United Methodist Church, 8899 Sudley Road, Manassas, with Rev. Matthew Sergent officiating. A celebration of Bill’s life and reception will immediately follow in the church fellowship hall.

Memorial contributions may take the form of a donation to the non-profit Bill founded, Northern Virginia Taxpayer Resource Center, 8859 Sudley Rd., Suite 101, Manassas, VA 20110.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Baker-Post Funeral Home & Cremation Center, under the direction of Michael Post. Please sign the guestbook at

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In Memoriam: Koula Hainzer

Koula Hainzer, a cherished wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully on February 15th, surrounded by her loving family. Born to the late George and Irene Katradis, Koula’s life was a testament to her boldness for life, passion to serve others, and unwavering faith in Christ.

Koula was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Irene. She leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion, survived by her husband and best friend, Eric Hainzer, who stood by her through every joy and challenge life presented. She was the proud mother of Steven Hainzer (Eva) and Joseph Hainzer (Kristen), and a doting Yia-Yia to Benjamin and Adeline all who will carry forward her spirit of kindness and generosity.

Koula was also the loving sister of Nicholas Katradis (Alisa), and adored aunt to their two children George and Katie.

A faithful Christian and devoted member of Heritage Baptist Church, Koula’s faith guided her through life’s trials and triumphs. As a local teacher, she inspired many young minds, instilling in them a love for learning and a sense of curiosity. Her encouraging spirit and unwavering belief in the goodness of people left a lasting impact on everyone she met.

Koula’s life was a reflection of her values—love, faith, and family. Her memory will be cherished and kept alive through the countless lives she touched.

A memorial service will be held at Heritage Baptist Church, 14510 Spriggs Rd. Woodbridge, VA 22193 on February 27th where friends and family are invited to come together and celebrate Koula’s remarkable life. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am followed by a service at 10:30 am. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, VA 22172. Services are entrusted to Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home of Dale City, VA.

Koula Hainzer will be deeply missed, but her spirit will forever remain in the hearts of those who loved her.

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In Memoriam: Howard Snook

Howard Lee Snook, 80, of Locust Grove, VA passed peacefully at home on November 12, 2023.

He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather who leaves behind a legacy of warmth and laughter. Howard was born May 18, 1943 in Washington, DC. He was the son of Lewis H. Snook and Anna Mae Leighton. On November 23, 1966 he married the love of his life, Katherine Beache.

Howard was a magnetic force, people gravitated towards him. If you were around him, you were sure to laugh because he always had a great story to share. He was proud of the many years he worked as a real estate agent with Long & Foster Realty, receiving awards, commendations and creating life-long friendships. When Howard wasn’t selling real estate, you could find him on the golf course, or on a family beach vacation, getting up early to see the sunrise and surprising the grandkids with hot & fresh Krispy Kreme donuts. He was passionate about his Corvettes and enjoyed being a part of the NOVA Corvette Club. He was a loving husband, proud dad, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Howard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Kay; his children, Terri Snook Dingess (Gary), Brian Snook (Stephanie) and Kevin Snook; his grandchildren, Trevor Dingess (Krista), Samantha Dingess, Mackenzie Dingess, Dylan Snook, Lauren Snook, Carlie Morgan (Chase), Eli Wiggins and Sophia Wiggins; his great-grandson, Gage Dingess; his brother, Lewis Snook, Jr. (Donetta) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Anna Snook.

We invite you to join us in honoring Howard’s life. A visitation and service will be held on Friday, November 17, at 9:30 A.M. at Laurel Hill Memorial Park, Spotsylvania, VA. This will be followed by a Graveside Service at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas, VA, at 12:00 P.M.

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In Memoriam: Julie Henry

Julie Henry passed away peacefully in her home on September 11th, 2023. She was surrounded by her husband and children.

She was born in Mobile, Alabama on October 4th, 1959 to Roger and Sandra Wilmot and was raised alongside her brother, Lee. Being a military family, Julie and her family also lived in Europe for a short time before settling in Burke, Virginia. She graduated from Lake Braddock Highschool.

Julie married her husband, Dan Henry, and had two children, Caroline and Philip. She raised her family in Lakeridge, Va where her and her husband have resided for the past 35 years.

While always a homemaker, Julie also owned a software support company, CSI, and until the end, a successful career in real estate for the past 20 years.

Known for her infectious and unique laugh, Julie lit up every room as well as our hearts. She had a passion for life and adventure but her greatest loves were her family and friends. She will be remembered for her beauty, spirit, compassion and patriotism.

She is preceeded in death by her parents, Roger and Sandra Wilmot, and father and mother in law, Dr. Philip Henry and Joyce Henry. She is survived by her husband, Dan Henry, brother, Lee Wilmot (Shannon), Daughter, Caroline Cetrulo (Robert), son, Philip Henry III, and grandchildren Payton Cetrulo (Julia), Gracie Sooter (Jacob), Henry Cetrulo, Andie Cetrulo, and great grandchild, Jasper.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 6-8 PM at Pierce Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA where funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 2:00 PM. Interment will take place at Fairfax Memorial Park at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 22, 2023 for family and friends.


In Memoriam: Julie Burke

Juliette Massoud Burke (May 23, 1938 – Sept. 2, 2023)

Juliette, lovingly called Julie by most of those who knew her, died peacefully at 7:05 p.m. on Sept. 2, 2023. She was surrounded by her loving family. At her side was her dedicated husband of 61 years, Ron Burke. Also with her were her sons Douglas and Edmund Burke and their wives Valerie and Denise. As a testament to her deep faith, all family members were praying for her and reading Bible verses to her until her last breath. Her sister, Georgette, who was in deep prayer, saw a flash of light go across a picture of Virgin Mary as Julie’s spirit soared past on her way to heaven. Juliette was a kind, loving and jovial person who cared for and lifted others up so they might also live a positive life. 

Juliette was born in Jaffa, Palestine on May 23, 1938, the fifth child of twelve for Fadwa El Boury and Elias Massoud. Julie was a very spiritual person who grew up near Jerusalem, “where Jesus walked,” when Palestine was peaceful under British rule. Her Christian family was very loving, and Julie had a carefree childhood until bombs started hitting areas near her home in 1948.  When Julie was 10, her father Elias made the tough decision to quickly leave Palestine with a few belongings and take the whole family to Lebanon until the fighting was over. Julie’s family lived in a refugee camp in Beirut for 2 years until they could get an apartment for their large family. They were never able to return to Palestine. For 10 years, the family petitioned to come to the USA, and Juliette was sent by her father to finalize the paperwork. When they arrived in the USA in 1958, Julie’s father told them, “America is our home now.”  Several of her brothers served in the U.S. Army, and all of her family became U.S. citizens. Julie was proud to work and help her parents buy their home in New Jersey.

Julie started dating Ron after he returned from serving in Korea. He loved her joy of life, desire to try new things, and energy to tackle tough issues. They married July 1, 1962 and welcomed their eldest son Douglas a year later. Edmund was born two years later, and then baby Gerald arrived to complete their family. All three sons were devoted to their loving mother.

After moving to Manassas, VA for Ron’s job with IBM, Julie started selling Avon. She loved the makeup, jewelry, and perfume, and she loved helping people. After several years of being a top “Avon Lady,” she tried her hand at Real Estate. She found her purpose and passion by helping people in Manassas find a home. Julie won many Top Producer Realtor Awards including Life-Time Million Dollar Club, but her most prized trophy was the “Legend Award.” Julie retired from Real Estate when she was 79 years old. She loved all her clients and tenants.

All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas was her sanctuary, and she prayed daily for her family and friends by name. After she retired, Valerie would take her to mass every Sunday. Over the last three years, Ron played the live-stream mass from All Saints for her. In her final years, Home Instead caregivers assisted her with compassionate care. The family extends a special thank you to Miriam for her kindness, friendship, and devotion.

Juliette is predeceased by siblings Edmund Massoud, George Massoud, Joseph Massoud, Josephine Faris, and Paul Massoud. Surviving siblings are Georgette Kamburov, Raymond Massoud, Robert Massoud, Nabil Massoud, John Massoud, and Pierre Massoud.

Juliette is survived by her children (and their spouses), Douglas (Valerie), Edmund (Denise) and Gerald (Julie) and her five grandchildren: Christine Burke Evans (Andrew), Jennifer Burke Singh (Simarpreet), Nathan Burke (Tiffany Downing), Deanna Burke Medina (Esteban), and David Burke.

Visitation will be held at Baker-Post Funeral Home (10001 Nokesville Road, Manassas, VA 20110) on Friday, September 8th from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. A prayer service will be held on Saturday, September 9th at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Manassas City Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Juliette Burke may be made in person to All Saints Catholic Church or online to the St. Vincent de Paul Society (


In Memoriam: Cecilia Marie Yost

Cecilia Marie Yost (“Cissy”) passed away on March 30, 2023 after a brief battle with Pancreatic cancer. Cissy leaves behind her brother Chris, and sons Carson & Connor and brother Greg (Adele) and daughters Rachel & Rebecca along with countless friends and extended family that supported Cissy throughout her life and were there for her at the end.

Cissy was born June 27, 1960 in Washington DC to Oscar & Madgalee Yost. She lived all of her life in Northern Virginia. She attended Radford University where she established some of her longest and most lasting relationships. After college and a brief time teaching school she started working in the Real Estate Title business for several different companies including Global Settlements which she started with several other partners.

Cissy loved her family and friends. She never got over the loss of her special Dog- Gus. She will be truly missed by all that she came in contact with.

Services will be held on Friday, April 14th, at 10:30 am at Money and King Funeral Home, 171 W Maple Avenue, Vienna, VA. The family will receive friends at 9:30 am prior to the service.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Capital Carings Adler Center Hospice in Aldie, VA where Cissy spent the last 10 days of her life. They do wonderful work there and treated Cissy and our entire family with dignity and respect during a very difficult time


In Memoriam: Terrylynn Harrell

Our Beloved Terrylynn Harrell was born on September 24, 1964, in Brooklyn,NY.


She is the youngest daughter of the late George Kelly Harrell Sr. and  Dorothy Mae Johnson Harrell. 

She was preceded in death by her brother, Ray Anthony Harrell, niece Tanya Napolean, niece Stephanie Harrell, nephew Curtis Johnson , niece Roxanne Johnson, god-son Jordan Rice, and her loving loyal baby Precious Maxine Harrell.

Terry leaves to mourn her heartbroken siblings: Leonard “June” Johnson, Contrenia Renee’ Harrell, Mildred Valez Harrell, George Kelly Harrell (Essie), and Gail Veronica Harrell. 

She also leaves to mourn her loving sister-friends Zerita Renee’ Shaw and Joycelynn Harrell ; Sister-cousin Shannon Holy; Brother-friends Clinton Abernathy and Charles Joseph Vanarsdale.

 An innumerable host of cousins, aunts, uncles, extended family, friends and colleagues share her loss and will cherish the love, laughs, and moments that they shared forever.

 Terrylyn left behind her legacy through her loving nieces and nephews that she adored and cared for as her children: James M. Dean (Tsania), Eric D. Harrell, Shawn Dean, Laqaun D. Hunter (Lionel), Henry A. Brown (Nikita), Catora Q. Williams (Charles), Casper Dickey, Keondrea  Huggins, Nicole R. Brown (Misha), Brian J. Forrester II (Teija), Ray A. Harrell Jr, Cameron K. Harrell (Stephanie) , Kelle’ R. Harrell, Raeven Harrell, and Jaelen H. Harrell. Goddaughter-nieces Latia S. Stephens and Tonya Sacre and god-son Donovan Carter.

As the baby of the family -Terrylynn was always the center of attention! Always dreaming as big as possible even at an early age- she had a flare for fashion and a love for singing and performing. Her passion continued to grow from the early days of performing  gospel with her siblings around Brooklyn.

 As she became a young adult Terry was budding into her professional career paths. Balancing corporate America with creativity- In her mid-20s, she honored her love for being the best dressed by launching a traveling fashion show. Bold and innovative she promoted her trendy, high-quality clothing through her company, “Gotcha Covered “ in the early 1990s. 

To know Terry is to know an always fearless and passionate woman, with a brilliant mind and keen sense of business . So when Terrylynn entered the real estate industry in 1997, she took it by storm! 

In her 25+ years in the industry she broke glass ceilings for black women and men across the country, working her way from agent ,to broker , to owner. Her mentorship and seminars created “Power Brokers” and lead hundreds of agents into wealth-opening doors for many more to come.

Terry was one the most talented prodigies that real estate has ever seen and will be remembered as a maverick of the game. 

Her strong work ethic and “Boss Lady” attitude earned her numerous accolades. She set standards in the industry and promoted equity with years of perseverance leading her to becoming President of PWAR in Virginia, and Realtor of the Year – just some of her many career highs .

Never too far from her roots in music- you could often catch Terrylynn breaking it down on the dance floors!Often fashionably dressed, with a feathered boa around her neck, tiara on her head while singing her favorite rendition of “Don’t Speak”. 

Remaining humble after years of fame, she became the reigning Supreme Queen of Karaoke and is properly known as “Queen T”, “Diana Ross” and “Queen TL” in the finest karaoke bars to this very day.

However, the true testament of Terrylynn’s legacy was her love and commitment to her family and friends. 

She gave of her entire self to everyone who came into her life. 

Her goal was always to keep the memory of her mother, Dorothy Mae, alive. 

She achieved that with the love that she has for God and her family ; and the work that she put in all

of her life to keep everyone close together.

Terrylynn is the glue that brings her entire family together. She is the one person that would move mountains for you. 

She is everyone’s favorite everything. A true 1-of-1. Terrylynn lit up a room the moment she entered and blessed everyone with her laughter, famous 1 liners and her ridiculous, practical jokes.

When “Godmommy Gorgeous One” finally became “Grandma Terry” her love and selflessness was extended into her “heartdrops” 9x over. To love and be loved by her grandchildren made her life complete and brought her the most joy.

To the Grandbabies, her Heart drops; Brian James Forrester III, Arianna Nicole Ferguson, Brianna Jade Forrester, Brooke Janae Forrester, Nicolas San Miguel Forrester, Ezekiel Chima Nnani, Ezra Chinyere Nnani , Atreus King Forrester, and April Reign Forrester always know how much Grandma Terry loves you! 

You all are the most proud moments of her life. 

 **A very special thank you and acknowledgement

to Charles J. Vanarsdale, Clinton A. Abernathy, and Zerita Renee’ Rice. 

The three of you are the epitome of how blood DOES NOT have to flow through your veins to be considered family. How you selflessly put your lives on pause to support me and Terry; how you never wavered in fighting for her right to care with me. 

The love, courage, determination, and you all showed during Terrylynn’s illness will never be forgotten. I love all three of you for loving me and Terrylynn. 

Forever Love,


Our beloved Terrylynn will be dearly missed and fondly remembered for this Legacy of Love and Life.

If you would like to attend homecoming services please note:


Funeral is Wednesday April 12,2023


At Calvary Revival Church 

Norfolk VA 


Repass 1:15pm

Holiday Inn Virginia Beach – Norfolk Hotel & Conference Center

5655 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462


Gifts of love can be mailed to:

Attn: Gail Harrell 

1633 Banff Court

Chesapeake, VA 23320


Cashapp: $itsponybaby

Zelle: 4047983839


 A life well live, a love forever remembered.



In Memoriam: Karen L. Kruschka

Karen LaVerne Kruschka who was a successful Northern Virginia realtor and loving wife and mother died February 12th, 2023 in Woodbridge, Virginia at the age of 80. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on January 4th, 1943, her family moved to a farm in Illinois for a couple of years during her childhood, but then returned to Albuquerque. After high school she attended and graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha.

Leaving New Mexico behind, Karen moved to the bustling big city of San Francisco and began her career there as a secretary for the JC Penny Company where she met her future husband Arthur. They married on August 30th, 1969 at the First Presbyterian Church of San Mateo, California. Life then took her from California to New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and finally, Virginia.

Karen was a fantastic cook and enjoyed creating cuisines of all kinds. Her Mexican food rivaled the best restaurants. She also had a passion for gardening, beautifying her own yard and growing vegetables and herbs. She enjoyed taking classes to learn more about landscape design. Karen was a skilled seamstress creating many of her own clothes when younger as well as her son Max’s childhood Halloween costumes. She loved classic country music, and 50’s and 60’s rock and always had one of them going in the car.

Karen’s life was defined by service. She was a dedicated member of the Rotary Club of Lakeridge and used the Rotary four way test as a guide for her life and relationships. She was also an active member in the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Woodbridge, helping with service projects in the community.

Outwardly, Karen seemed very upright, but she did have a mischievous streak. In high school she and her friend Sally skipped school one day in senior year and spent the day touring a mortuary having all of the processes explained to them (on the pretext of writing a report for school). In college she hid six packs of beer in the toilet to keep them cold and to keep the house mother from finding them! She was quick to laugh at a good joke and had many funny stories to share.

Karen is survived by her husband of 53 years, Arthur Kruschka and her son Hans Maximilian Kruschka, both of Woodbridge, daughter Gretchen Gray, her husband Ken and their children Kenny and Adam of New Hampshire. She is also survived by her sister Mary St. Claire of Arizona, brother Robert Hutchinson and his wife Lisa of Albuquerque, NM and their sons David, Kevin and Daniel and brother Stan Hutchinson and his wife Kim also of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Dorothy (Gearey) Hutchinson.

Karen’s memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25th at Noon, at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 12700 Black Forest Lane, Woodbridge, VA. The family has requested that guests refrain from wearing black to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to the Rotary Club of Lakeridge, PO Box 7537, Woodbridge, VA 22195

In Memoriam: Lillie Cropp

 Lillie Hollandsworth Cropp, 86, of Manassas, VA passed away on February 18, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 30, 1936 in Floyd County, VA, a daughter of the late Jett C. Hollandsworth and Minnie Moore Hollandsworth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Frances Hollandsworth and Bobby Hollandsworth.

Her family moved to Catlett, VA when she was a young lady. She attended and later graduated from Calverton High School. Lil worked as a Federal employee at Quantico Marine Corps Base for almost twenty years. She then became a successful Realtor in Manassas and the surrounding area. She excelled in her real estate career and was a member of the Million Dollar Club.

Lil loved to entertain family and friends at her lovely home especially during the holidays and on special occasions. She loved her family immensely and her grandchildren were the highlight of her life. She enjoyed spending time with them every chance she had. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, George W. Cropp, Sr., her daughter, Cindy Cropp, her son George W. Cropp, II, and his wife Cindy. In addition, Lil is survived by her sister, Louise (Gerald) Carroll, her two grandchildren, Wesley and Erika Cropp, and her loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 26 from 4-6 PM at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton, VA. Funeral services will be held at the same location on Monday, February 27 at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at:

In Memoriam: Gregory Lydell

Gregory Alan Lydell departed from this life on February 6, 2023.  Greg was born in Alexandria, Virginia on August 13, 1965 to the late Richard and Helen Lydell.  While Greg most recently lived in Fauquier County, he was a life-long resident of Prince William County.

Greg is survived by his beloved daughters, Sarah and Samantha Lydell; his brother, Glenn Lydell (Julie) and their children; and his sister Cynthia Lydell.

After graduating from Gar-Field Senior High School in 1983, Greg became a successful entrepreneur.  He then ventured into real estate, where he also found great success as a broker.

Greg dearly loved his daughters – they were always on his mind and the frequent topic of conversation.  He enjoyed watching them play lacrosse, volleyball, and other activities.  Greg loved the outdoors, especially the water, and could often be found camping, boating, jet skiing, and fishing.  Greg was larger than life, extremely generous, kind, and loving.  He had a wicked sense of humor, loved music, and played a mean air guitar.  This world was a better place because of Greg, and it will not be the same without him.

A celebration of Greg’s life will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 5-7pm with a 6pm service at Miller Funeral Home, 3200 Golansky Boulevard, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192.

In Memoriam: Suzanne Frances Brooks

Suzanne (Sue) Frances Brooks of Nokesville, VA passed away peacefully on January 20 at the age of 85. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Stephen and Louise Lauer.

Sue was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Lt. Col. George Walter Brooks III, USMC (Ret.) and her grandson Blake Walter Rhodes. She is survived by her five children: Michael Brooks, Mark Brooks (Christine), Michelle Schneider (Robert), Matthew Brooks (Laura) and Maureen Rhodes (Blake) and her six grandchildren, Sara Brooks, Katie Brooks, Matthew Brooks, Joshua Rhodes, Lexi Rhodes and Jack Rhodes.

In her late teens and early 20s, Sue worked as a model and won several beauty contests. In 1957, she met George (Walter), the love of her life and they were married 3 and half months later. As the wife of a Marine Corps officer with 22 years of service, Sue lived in various locations including California, Hawaii, and Key West, before finally settling down in Virginia. Her strong will and determination helped her through all the moves, and she worked hard to establish a supportive and loving home life while raising five children, much of which she did on her own during her husband’s overseas military deployments.

In 1971, Sue began a successful and rewarding career as a realtor, eventually acquiring a real estate broker license. She was very passionate, working hard for her clients well into her 80s. As a lifelong Catholic, she was dedicated to her church and participated often in charity events. Sue was blessed with many friends and a wonderful extended family. As the Matriarch and backbone of the Brooks family, Sue provided her children and grandchildren with countless birthday celebrations, 4th of July parties, and magical Christmas mornings. Her absence will forever be felt throughout the lives of those she raised, nurtured, served, and loved. Her family and friends are thankful to have known her and blessed to have been loved by her. May she forever rest in peace and may she always be remembered as the loving, charitable, beautiful woman she was.

If you’d like to make a donation in memory of Suzanne Frances Brooks, contributions to the American Lung Association would be appreciated:

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In Memoriam: Richard John Juliano

Loved by all who knew him, Richard John Juliano, age 74, passed away peacefully at home on January 6, 2023, surrounded by loved ones after a long, admirable battle with cancer.

He was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary Juliano; brother, John Juliano; and beloved son, Rocky Juliano. Richard leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife, Sue Juliano; sister, Elaine Smith; daughter and son-in law, Kristi and Jose Hernandez; grandchildren, Kyle, Morgan, Ricky, Natalie, JJ, Wes and Emery; and great grandchildren, Bradley, Lincoln and Oaklee.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Road, Manassas, Virginia 20110. Family and friends are invited to a reception immediately following mass, in the Parish Center adjacent to All Saints. A private interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Youth for Tomorrow:

Online Donations:

Donations by Mail:

Ms. Love D. Jones, VP of Development

Youth for Tomorrow

11835 Hazel Circle Drive

Bristow, VA 20136

In Memoriam: Donald Dean Ratterree Sr. "Don Sr."

Donald Dean Ratterree, Sr. “Don Sr.”, tragically passed away Saturday, November 5th, 2022 at his Fredericksburg home with his wife and son by his side. Don Sr. was born on January 29th, 1943 in Mountain Grove, Missouri to Levi Ratterree and Doris Ratterree who preceded him in death.He grew up in a large family with 1 older brother, Junior Ratterree and two younger brothers- Thomas and Terry Ratterree . He graduated from Cabool High School and served his country proudly in the United States Navy from 1960 – 1966. Don Sr. made a lasting impression on the Real Estate community where he has been serving the needs of many for over 50 years. He built a solid reputation of being known as an honest and reputable real estate professional and his expertise and devotion to the Virginia Real Estate community will leave a lasting effect for years to come.

In his spare time, Don enjoyed fishing, spending time with family, and praising the lord. With a commitment to service and helping others, he found joy in giving back to the homeless and to those that needed help the most. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, word, or prayer to anyone in need. He knew that life had challenges, he had compassion on those that found themselves in difficult situations. His goal was to always make them feel like there was hope, and that homeownership was within their reach- no matter what. He kept his family, community, and clients’ best interest at the center of every decision he made.

He is survived by his wife Midge Ratterree, and their 4 children, Don Jr. Ratterree (wife Amanda), Berna Petry (husband Billy), Sherry Daminski, and Craig Ratterree (wife Alicia).. He also is survived by his 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren whom he loved and cared for dearly. His family is sincerely grateful to those that have provided prayers and words of comfort during this time of loss.

A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 at Covenant Funeral Home from 6 – 8 pm, Funeral Services to be held Thursday November 17th, 2022 at Covenant Funeral Home Stafford VA beginning at 10:30am for all his family and friends. The funeral will be followed by a private burial service at Quantico National Cemetery

In Memoriam: Lois Verderber

Lois Ann Verderber, a long-time resident of Woodbridge and Dumfries, Virginia, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2022, at the age of 84.  Born in Mount Healthy, Ohio in September 1937 and is the third of nine children to Dorothy and Ervin Bitter.  Lois was married to Roy E. Verderber Sr. for 61 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband Roy and their son, Roy Jr., who passed away at the age of 8, her parents, and siblings; Shirley Klems and Timothy Bitter.

She enjoyed a successful career as a Realtor in Prince William County for 50 years, exemplifying excellence in her profession.  During that time, she was co-owner of Finer Properties Real Estate in Woodbridge, Va., President of the Prince William Board of Realtors, an active member of both the Prince William Board of Realtors and Virginia Board of Realtors, and most recently an active Realtor with Century 21 Redwood Real Estate in Montclair.

Lois had many pleasures in life, she loved family, and enjoyed her relaxation time in Duck, NC, where she made many new friends and extended family.  She loved her pets, Katie Bear (dog) and Callie (cat), and they were her companions in daily life.  It was a normal day in her community to see Lois visiting her neighbors while walking Katie Bear.  She loved flowers and natural beauty, and her yard was always bright with a colorful display of seasonal flowers.

Lois is survived by her children, Amy Mataro and James Verderber (spouse Lisa), granddaughter Courtney and great grandchildren twins Hannah and Haleigh, and Mariah and Reed; and siblings Barbara Jungkunz, Nancy Blum, James Bitter, Mary Lou Uthus, and John Bitter.  Lois will be honored in a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 14, from 1 – 3 pm, at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home in Dale City, Virginia.  Donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Lois’ name.

In Memoriam: Diana (Lewis) Feldman

Diana (Lewis) Feldman, 69, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at her home in Bristow, Virginia. Born October 12, 1952 in New York City, Diana lived in New Rochelle and Mahopac, N.Y. for many years. During this period she met and married her beloved husband, Barry Feldman; worked as a teaching assistant for the City of New York; and graduated with honors from Lehman College.

In 2003 Diana and her family relocated to Bristow, where she earned her real estate license and embarked on her outstanding career as an agent. Diana had a true passion for her business and for the many clients she helped. Her unparalleled compassion and commitment are reflected in the gratitude of those who had the privilege of working with her.

In addition to Barry, her husband of 35 years, Diana is survived by her son, Brian Feldman, 32, also of Bristow, and siblings Stephanie (and Ronald) Gordon of New York, N.Y.; Fredric Lewis (and Jennie MacDonald) of Denver, Colo.; Abigail Lewis (and Paul Andrews) of Ashland, Ore.; and Felicity (and Charles) Coe of Gainesville, Va. She also leaves behind many devoted nieces and nephews and a wide circle of friends who will miss her warmth, enthusiasm and generosity. A celebration of Diana’s life and spirit will be held in the spring of 2022.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be sent to the DC/MD/VA Chapter of the ALS Foundation ( or Capital Caring Health (

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Hanson
Mary Ann Hansen, age 84, passed away January 19, 2022 in Omaha, NE, with her family around her.  She was born October 21, 1937, to the late Fred and Frances (Cox) Shaw in Council Bluffs, IA.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Hansen; brothers, Thomas Shaw and Ronald Shaw. 
Mary Ann enjoyed her time with children, friends, and grandchildren.  She enjoyed playing cards, Bridge and Canasta, with her friends at Four Seasons.  She also loved to travel.  She recounted one of her favorite trips was a cruise she took to Alaska.  She also enjoyed many sun-filled cruises to the Caribbean with friends and family.  
Mary Ann is survived by her children, Dianna (William) Kuyper, Pamela (Joseph) Robinson, Barbara (David) Harris, and Angela (Chris) Mathis; sister-in-law, Karen Shaw; grandchildren, Nicole Parker (Cory), Matthew Bomgaars, Laura Krallman (Kurt), Andrew Bomgaars, Jacob Kuyper (Kaylee), Ariane Mosser (Josh), Alyssa Hafner (Stephen), Nathan Robinson, Robert Harris, Emily Harris, Julia Harris, Grant Mathis, Hayden Mathis, Landon Mathis; 10 great grandchildren. 
Private family services were held in Omaha, NE. 
In Memoriam: Mary Allen-Zombro

Mary Allen-Zombro, 69, of Gainesville, Virginia, passed away on January 8, 2022. She was born on July 23, 1952 to Florence and Richard Ferree in Washington, D.C. Mary was a 1970 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas. She worked for the Fairfax County Department of Social Services before beginning a career in real estate that spanned 21 years.

Mary loved the beach, bingo, and her three granddaughters who were the pride of her life.

Mary is survived by her husband of 33 years, Donald Lee Zombro; Children Johnny (Karyl) Allen and Corey Allen of Gainesville; Grandchildren Georgia Allen, Charlotte Allen, and Bailey Allen; Sister Grace Andres; her Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and many Nieces and Nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 on January 29, 2022 at Park Valley Church, 4500 Waverly Farm Drive, Haymarket, Virginia, 20169. A reception will follow at the Bridlewood Community Clubhouse at 13622 Harness Shop Court in Gainesville.

In Memoriam: Joanne Lepp

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

In Memoriam: 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

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In Memoriam: 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”

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In Memoriam: 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

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In Memoriam: 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.

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In Memoriam: 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 and the service can be viewed virtually at 11:30AM . The family will receive visitors Wednesday, December 09, 2020 from 9:30AM-11:30AM for the viewing with the chapel service to be held at 11:30AM 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.

In Memoriam: 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.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Nancy Bridges Bullock please visit our Tribute Store.
In Memoriam: 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

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In Memoriam: 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.

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In Memoriam: 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

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In Memoriam: Lingiam “Lee” Odems Jr.

Lingiam Odems, Jr., 67, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones. Lingiam is preceded in death by his parents Lingiam Odems, Sr. and Essie Jewel Odems (nee Mosley). He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 32 years Michele Odems; his children Nichole Adkins (David), Christy Overton (Joseph), Nathan Odems, Tyler Odems, and Marjorie Ricks (Joseph); His grandchildren Mickey, Bryson, Kyle, Brooke, Brady, Mailaya, Christian, and Kaliyah; His sisters Gwenevere Odems and Gail Farris; his step-mother Connie Odems; his best friend for life Robin Odems, and many nieces and nephews.  Lingiam also had many friends who formed such close relationships that they considered him a brother.

Lingiam “Lee” was the Vice Chairman of the Virginia Real Estate Board and the former President of the Prince William Association. He was a well-respected Real Estate Broker and an Explainer Extraordinaire who dedicated his time to educate and serve the Real Estate industry.

He loved to coach people and help them become the best version of themselves.  His family has been overwhelmed with the stories from hundreds of people whose lives he has impacted.

As Lingiam planned for retirement, he intended to begin volunteering his time to the important work on prison and justice reform.  In lieu of flowers his family suggests making a contribution to the Equal Justice Initiative (

Arrangements are under the direction of Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home and he will be honored in a celebration of life party on February 22nd from 4PM-7PM at 4545 Daisy Reid Ave (Prayers and Toasts to begin at 5PM).

In Memoriam: Franklin Delano Barkdull

It is with sadness that we relay the news of the passing of Franklin Delano Barkdull. He was most commonly known as F. Del Barkdull, and formerly worked as a fellow Realtor at Coldwell Banker. Below are the details for the viewing and funeral services. If you would like to learn more about the life of Del, you may view the full obituary here.

A viewing will be held on Friday evening, August 2, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S 300 E, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Manila Ward Chapel, 3396 North 900 West, Pleasant Grove with a viewing from 9 – 9:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Montpelier Cemetery, Bear Lake, ID. Condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the LDS Church Humanitarian Fund.

In Memoriam: Barbara Bergesen

Avery Hess is saddened to announce that agent, Barbara Bergesen, passed away after short illness.  Barbara was an integral part of the Lake Ridge office since 2002 and will be missed.

Viewing is on July 29th from 6 to 8 at the Covenant Funeral Home in Stafford,  Funeral Services are on July 30th at 10.30 at Saint Francis of Assisi in Triangle with burial at the Dumfries Cemetery.

In Memoriam: Peter J. “Pete” Bender

Peter J. “Pete” Bender, 83, Nokesville, VA, departed this life Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the Novant Health UVA Health System facility in Manassas, VA.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clyde Stanley and Martha P. (Decker) Bender.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cara Michelle “Shelly” Marek; and three sisters, Janet Reed, Joyce Pollard and Robin Finochio.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Ruth Ann; a son, James A.; a daughter, Carlyn R.; three stepdaughters, Cathy, Julie and Carrie; two brothers, Clyde “Bud” and David; a sister, Lora McCann; three grandchildren, Desiree Weaver, Morgan Marek and Paige Marek; one step-grandchild, River; one great-grandson, Ryder; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

After attending high school, Pete joined the U.S. Air Force. His final duty station was the Independent Hill Radar Site located near Manassas, VA. Upon being discharged, he decided to make Northern Virginia his permanent home.

In 1965, Pete began a long career as a realtor in Prince William County. He relished the relationships he developed with clients and gained a great deal of satisfaction from helping families find homes that met their needs.

In his spare time, Pete worked with the Realtor Association of Prince William County in order to enhance the professional and ethical image of realtors. In 1974, he served as the association’s president.

During his active years, Pete also taught Real Estate Ethics, License Preparation and Real Estate math classes through the Adult Education Program, Prince William County Public Schools. Based on his sales accomplishments and significant contributions to the community, Pete was the recipient of numerous awards and accolades.

No memorial service is planned. A celebration of Pete’s life will be conducted at a later date.

Per his wishes, Pete’s ashes will be scattered in Sinking Valley near his home town of Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family are encouraged to make donations in Pete’s memory to the National Kidney Foundation.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Apr. 12, 2019.
In Memoriam: Joseph Cary Reid

Joseph Cary Reid, 64, of Manassas died Jan. 14, 2019. He was the CFO of Observer Newspapers, which publishes the Old Bridge Observer and the Bull Run 

Observer, and the retired owner of JR’s Painting & Home Improvements. Earlier in his career, he was associated with the Prince William Association of Realtors for 25 years in various positions including Education Director, Membership Director and Acting Executive Officer. He excelled at customer service.

He was born in Loudoun County on May 15, 1954, the son of Cary Armstead Reid and Elizabeth Embrey Reid. The Reids were among the first families to purchase a home in the “new” community of Manassas Park in 1955. Joe was a 1972 graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, in the first class to graduate from the “new” high school on Rixlew Lane.

From the time he was 15 until he stopped bowling several years ago, Joe was an active bowler. He bowled in many regular leagues, was a tournament bowler, won numerous awards and served as league president for several years. He was also a golfer, a hunter and a bingo player.
He was an avid home gardener and liked to share fresh vegetables he grew with others, particularly the elderly. He could repair almost anything and was always quick to offer friends and neighbors a helping hand.

He was the beloved husband of Donna R. “Randi” Reid, editor of the newspapers mentioned above. He is also survived by three children, Joyce R. Balius of Eustis, Fla., Ames B. Flynn of Charlotte, NC and Ashley Blanchard of Winston Salem, NC; six grandchildren; two sisters, Jenny Reid and Janice Glines of Manassas Park and a brother, John Reid of Sterling. He is also Survived by two nieces, Lauren and Lindsey Reid, a nephew, Joseph Glines II and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Pierce Funeral Home in Manassas, where a service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20,2019. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad.

In Memoriam: Grace Marie Kochis

Grace Marie Kochis, 78, of Woodbridge passed away January 5, 2019 at home with her husband and family by her side. She was born July 9, 1940 in Newark, NJ to Joseph and Marie Cifelli. Grace lived in Newark, Belleville, Bloomfield and Kearny NJ before moving to Annandale VA in 1964 and then to Woodbridge VA in 1966.  She was married to John Kochis in Bloomfield NJ on May 14, 1960.

Grace’s parents, Joseph and Marie Cifelli preceded her in death along with her sisters Diana Cifelli and Leah Zolner and brother Joseph Cifelli.

Grace was an excellent cook, especially Italian fare, an animal lover who bred Dalmatians for a time and was a Real Estate agent for many years. She was an artist at heart and worked in many media. Much of her artwork decorates her home in Lake Ridge. Grace also worked in graphic design and was Display Manager at the MCX Quantico for several years. She was an avid supporter of all her children’s school and extracurricular activities and was a Brownie Leader for several years.

Besides her husband John of 58 years she is survived by her children, Eileen Kochis Leonard, John Kochis, and Todd Kochis; grandchildren, Cory Kochis Leonard, Christina Kochis Leonard, and Brittany Kochis Leonard; niece, Diana Zolner; nephews, Frank Zolner, Paul Zolner, Jon Zolner and Mark Zolner.

A memorial luncheon will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 8180 Greensboro Dr., Ste 400, McLean, VA 22102.

In Memoriam: 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.

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In Memoriam: Judith K. Dennis

Judith K. Dennis, age 76, of Haymarket, VA died on November 12, 2018 at Novant Health Haymarket Hospital.

She was born on October 9, 1942 in Washington, DC to the late Joseph Roach and Alice K. Ball Roach.

She was preceded in death by her father Joseph Roach, her step-mother Mamie Roach; her loving husband Roy Wilton Dennis and a brother Michael Kegley.

Survivors include her sons Roy Dennis Jr and Joseph R. Dennis and wife Kathy; two grandsons Joseph R. Dennis, JR and wife Emily and Curtis James Dennis; one great grandson Owen Joseph Dennis; one brother Ronnie Cyrus and 3 sisters Jane Crowe, Jackie Roach and Bonnie Kegley.

Funeral services will be held at Pierce Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Soroptimist International of Manassas, P. O. Box 2535, Manassas, VA 20108.

In Memoriam: Tom Williams

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

In Memoriam: 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

In Memoriam: Patti Green

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

In Memoriam: Margaret Rigney

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.

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.

In Memoriam: Tom Farina

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.

In Memoriam: Paul Claude Dufek

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

In Memoriam: Florence E. Cannon

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.
In Memoriam: Elaine Walz

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.

In Memoriam: Patricia Eileen Boyd Burch

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.

In Memoriam: John Hall Sr

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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In Memoriam: Pamela Roseberry

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.

In Memoriam: Randy Perko

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.

In Memoriam: Dwight Brown

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

In Memoriam: James Bonner

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.

In Memoriam: Franklin Miles

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.

In Memoriam: Max Goodigan

October 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.

In Memoriam: Albert Bahr

It 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

In Memoriam: Gene Treier

It 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