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Rosie Anthony

Jan 30, 1948 - Dec 01, 2023

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Arlington, VA

"And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and yourjoy no man taketh from you. "John 16:22OBITUARYRosie Marie Anthony was born in Bonita, Louisiana on Janumy 30, 1948. She was the daughter ofMazorleen-HowlettBrown and Rosevelt Adams and the 2nd oldest of 10 siblings. Rosie peacefully depmted this life on December 1, 2023,at the age of 75 . In 1970, Rosie moved from Louisiana to Falls, Church, VA to pursue better opportunities for herself and her ch...Read More

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Janet Sarah Donehue McGervey

Oct 01, 1935 - Feb 19, 2024

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Arlington, VA

After a brief illness, Janet Sarah Donehue McGervey passed away on Monday, February 19th. Though no longer up and about during her illness, her will and spirit remained strong to the end. All five of her children plus her niece were able to be with her for long periods in her final days. We shared many memories with and about Mom and her wonderful life. Her kindness, humor and welcoming smile were evident to all throughout her life. Janet was born October 1, 1935, in Pittsburgh, PA to Charles Edward Donehue and Rose Catherine (Schmitt) Donehue. She was married for 55 years to Walter J. McGervey, who passed away in 2012. She is preceded in death by her older siblings: Edward (Ed), Paul (Bud) and Barbara (Eberle) Donehue. Janet grew up in the hilly neighborhood of the West End and throughout her life regaled her children of the challenge of walking up the steep (!) Walbridge Street to her home twice a day to go/come school and for lunch. Janet was a graduate of St. James School, West End. As a high school student, Janet was very active, particularly in acting and theater, even writing a “news” broadcast about the future exploits of her classmates. In 1996, long after her children had grown, she earned an Associate’s Degree from Robert Morris College, Moon Township, PA. Janet married Walter J. McGervey on September 28, 1957, at St. Margaret’s Church in Greentree. After marriage Janet and Walt lived in Grand View in Crafton before moving to their new home on Crosstree Road in Moon Township in 1961. The growing family lived in Moon for 54 years. Like many 1960 neighborhoods – all built at the same time – there were lots of kids all the same age as Janet’s 5. There was a well trod path, which in winter, was an awesome sledding hill, continuing from the McGervey yard to the next house & street below. Many kids in the neighborhood would pass along the path throughout the day. Even after her own kids were grown and gone, kids still came to sled and neighbors would call Janet to see if she had seen their kids “cut through” from her kitchen window. In 1972 she became a switchboard operator p/t at Robert Morris College. She joined RMC’s Development Office F/T in 1976 working for then Vice President CR Miller. In 1979 she became Secretary to the President, later Executive Assistant to the President in 1985, serving 3 RMC Presidents, including Charles L Sewell and Edward Nicholson, before she retired from this position in July 2004. She continued to work part-time in Marketing and Development until June 2007. Janet was a member of St. Margaret Mary Church, Moon Township and was an active member of the Women’s Guild serving as President and other officer positions in the Guild. To her children’s delight, Janet also co-chaired the annual Easter Candy fundraiser for many years. Janet was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, a coach of the Parakeets youth softball team and, with her husband, volunteered in Moon Senior High School Band Parents. For several years in the 1970-80s, she organized a recycling drop-off/pick-up program in her garage in the Amherst Acres neighborhood of Moon Township. A lover of popcorn, she always popped bags of it to distribute on Halloween. For more than 20 Years, Janet and Walt joined Rich and Mary Teitz and George and Genevieve Fisher in the “Mystery Dinner Club.” Each month one couple would select a restaurant, keeping the destination a secret until they arrived. If a choice was particularly outstanding the other couples would award the “Pink Flamingo” award, a large pink lawn decoration “secretly” staked in the front yard of the winning couple. When Walt retired, she joined him as a Meals on Wheels volunteer. They were also active in RMC’s 55Plus organization, Dravo Seniors and as supporters of the Lincoln Highway Association. Janet & Walt both loved to travel – for many years they were distinctive in their blue Volkswagen vans and lime green Beetle. Growing up their kids were constantly subjected to the dreaded “scenic route” aka the long way home. Jan & Walt continued to take many day trips and much longer road trips visiting their children as they moved on to college (Ohio, New Jersey and DC) and settled in North Carolina, Maryland and Northern Virginia. In 2015 Janet moved to Arlington, VA to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She loved to be out of doors and enjoying the many new places to dine with her family. Janet and Walt supported all 5 of their children in whatever they wanted to do – music lessons, sports, art classes, travel and trips – giving them lots of freedom, trust and support. Janet told her kids, “I love being a Mom and Wife, but I don’t like being a housewife.” She was also the biggest sports fan in the family, watching games on TV, leaving the room during stressful plays, just like her mother did. Janet is survived by her five children: Walter C McGervey (Karen Parker), Statesville, NC; Jean McGervey O’Connor (Greg O’Connor), Arlington, VA; Eileen McGervey, Arlington; Joseph McGervey (Katie Kroehle), Silver Spring, MD; Teresa McGervey, Arlington, and her grandchildren: Colin, Neil & Eileen O’Connor, Max & Oscar McGervey. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Nancy McGervey, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Plans for a service and celebration of Janet’s life will be in Pittsburgh with her family, former colleagues, and friends, who knew her and loved her so dearly. We will make a notification as those plans come into focus in the coming weeks.

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Melvin L Cook

Feb 02, 1957 - Feb 19, 2024

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Arlington, VA

Services will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024Viewing: 10a.m.Service: 11 a.m.Macedonia Baptist Church 3412 22nd St. Arlington, VA 22204Burial will be immediately following the service: National Memorial Park 7482 Lee Hwy Falls Church, VA 22042

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Homa Akbar

Oct 26, 1934 - Feb 20, 2024

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Arlington, VA

Homa Akbar, age 89, of Arlington, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. A graveside service for Homa will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042.

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Donald Valentine West

Jan 05, 1930 - Feb 04, 2024

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Arlington, VA

Donald Valentine West, 94, of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away on February 4, 2024 in Arlington, Virginia. Don was born in Memphis, Texas to Raynes and Kitty Thornton West on January 5, 1930. He married Carroll Virginia Warren on July 24, 1951 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Don and Carroll met at New Mexico A&M College now New Mexico State University, from which they both received journalism degrees. Don’s 50+ year journalism career was dominated by 30 years as managing editor and executive editor of Broadcasting and Cable Magazine. He worked at local newspapers in his hometown of Roswell, prior to moving east to Washington. There he started his career at Television Magazine. Don also worked at CBS in the late 1960s for then President Frank Stanton where he tried to develop a new form of reality journalism. After retiring from journalism in 2003, he served as president of the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation for 12 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Carroll Warren, son Thomas, parents Raynes and Kathleen and brother Raynes (Blanche). He is survived by his children Kathleen, Susan, James, Teresa, Michael and Mark (Carolyn); his grandchildren Charles Steven (Meghan MacPhee), Sam Steven, Jessica King (Max Harris), Christopher West, Kathryn Sievers (Tim), and Courteney West; and two great grandchildren Christopher Sievers and Abigail Steven. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association. In addition, Don’s family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the assisted living staff at The Jefferson in Arlington, Virginia. A Celebration of Life will be held on March 13, 2024 at 4pm at the offices of Keppler Speakers, 4121 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 405, Arlington, Virginia. Burial at Riverside Cemetery on Wellesley Island will take place in the summer of 2024. To to the family or in memory of Donald Valentine West, please

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Robert A. Bligh II

Died : Feb 18, 2024

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Arlington, VA

Robert A. Bligh II, 92, of Arlington, passed away on February 18th, 2024. A complete obituary is forthcoming.

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Aurora D'Amico

Oct 04, 1947 - Feb 08, 2024

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Arlington, VA

Aurora D'Amico, age 76, of Arlington, Virginia passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Aurora has loved animals all her life. While she was primarily a cat lover and was caretaker to many cats over her life, she donated to save the lives of many other animals. From dogs abandoned in Afghanistan, to horses abandoned after their racing career had ended. Angel was Aurora's darling. Then came Harmony and Peace of Heaven. POH passed from FIV so Peace of Mind came into our lives. After Harmony and Peace passed, Aurora moved from buying purebred cats to rescuing cats about 20 years ago. We drove down to North Carolina to rescue our first cat, Happy, from a kill shelter on the day before he was to be euthanized. The moment we walked in the door, Happy jumped up to greet her. He slept in her lap for the 6 hour drive back. That day we also transported 2 other cats to a rescue group in Richmond. Then came Mimi with her tiny paw (a birth defect they thought) who hopped like a rabbit deep into Aurora's heart. We rescued Spirit and Joy (brother and sister) next. Spirit and Happy were great pals until Happy passed to the Rainbow Bridge. During the Covid-19 pandemic Spirit died then Joy about a year later. So we were without cats. That's when Aurora found Homeward Trails. She wanted a bonded pair and came across Patches and Tuck who we adopted and rechristened Mercy and Glory. Both had teeth that needed removal which Homeward Trails paid to have done. Glory is an absolute angel and stole Aurora's heart. Mercy is more mischievous but extremely loving. We were grateful to have them both. Aurora made many donations to Homeward Trails before she passed and would smile down from heaven on anyone who follows suit and donates in her name. As a lasting memorial we have chosen to sponsor the Homeward Trails medical fund which will be named the Aurora Martinolich D'Amico Memorial Medical Fund. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Aurora Martinolich D'Amico Medical Fund - Homeward Trails Animal Rescue | Pet Adoption in VA, DC, MD www.mightcause.com/story/Auroradamico

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CDR Robert Treat Shultz, US Navy, Ret.

Feb 10, 1928 - Feb 14, 2024

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Arlington, VA

CDR Robert Treat Shultz, US Navy, Ret., age 96, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend passed away surrounded by his family in his home in Arlington, Virginia on February 14, 2024. He was born in Frederiksted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands on Feb. 10, 1928 – the son of the late Rear Admiral John Henry Shultz USN (retired) and Martha Merwin Shultz. At the time of his birth, his mother was staying with her parents, who were longtime residents of St. Croix while his father, a naval officer, was assigned to the destroyer REUBEN JAMES on patrol off the coast of Nicaragua during an insurrection there. He attended schools in Annapolis, MD; West Roxbury, MA; San Diego, CA; Coronado, CA; West Roxbury, MA (again); Washington, DC (Alice Deal JHS); Coronado, CA (again); Baltimore, MD (St Paul’s Episcopal School) and then graduated from Coronado High School in 1945. He enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve in July 1945 and was undergoing recruit training (boot camp) at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, MD, when World War II ended. Upon completion of boot camp, he was assigned to the Classification Section of the Personnel Department at Bainbridge, and then the Naval Academy Preparatory School also at Bainbridge, where he underwent a course of instruction preparing him to take the entrance examination for the Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. He passed the exam in the spring of 1946 and received a Fleet appointment from the Naval Reserve for entry into the Naval Academy in June 1946. Upon completion of the Naval Academy in June of 1950, he reported to the aircraft carrier LEYTE in the Mediterranean in July 1950. However, the ship was sent to combat operations off the coast of Korea shortly thereafter, returning to Norfolk, VA in the spring of 1951. LEYTE was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for performance of Korea. He was the Signal Officer while assigned to the LEYTE. In May 1952, he reported to the destroyer CONY in Norfolk where he was the Gunnery Officer. He was detached from the CONY in May 1954. On May 29, 1954 he married Margaret Belle Edmiston in her hometown of Arlington, VA and the newlyweds spent their honeymoon driving to Panama City, FL where he assumed command of the minesweeper BRAMBLING. Upon the decommissioning of the BRAMBLING in May of 1955, he reported to the Bureau of Ships in the Main Navy Building in Washington, DC where he was responsible for a program to reduce acoustic noise in minesweepers. That tour was followed by taking command of the tank landing ship ST CLAIR COUNTY in Long Beach, CA in July 1957. The ship made two deployments to the Western Pacific before he relinquished command in May 1959. Next came a tour as the Amphibious Placement Officer in the Officer Detail Branch in the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Arlington, VA from June 1959 to July 1961, reporting in July 1961 to the Naval War College, Newport, RI as a student at the Command and Staff School. Upon completion of the War College, he reported aboard the destroyer TAYLOR (homeport Pearl Harbor, HI) in Pago Pago, American Samoa as Executive Officer in July 1962. In July 1963, he assumed command of the radar picket destroyer escort LANSING, also based in Pearl Harbor, where he participated in fourteen one month early warning barrier patrols off the Aleutians before the ship was decommissioned in Bremerton, WA in June 1965. Duty in Strategic Plans Division (OP-60) in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon from July 1965 to July 1967 was followed by a year as a student at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Base, Montgomery, Alabama. His last sea duty was as the Commanding Officer of the destroyer AGERHOLM from July 1968 to March 1970. During this period the ship was deployed to Viet Nam and fired 8000 rounds of five inch ammunition destroying numerous enemy installations in support of ground forces. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Vietnamese Navy DSO 2nd Class Medal in recognition of the superb performance of his crew off Viet Nam. Upon completion of the Viet Nam tour the ship returned to it’s homeport of San Diego by way of the Manus Island, Papua New Guinea; Brisbane, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Pago Pago, American Samoa and Pearl Harbor. His naval service ended with a second tour in the Pentagon where he was head of Strategic Defense Systems in the Office of Offensive/Defensive Systems in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal upon his retirement from the Navy January 31, 1972. He went to work immediately as a Financial Consultant handling investments for individual investors at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith where he started training in December of 1971 while on terminal leave from the Navy. His office was at 1100 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC from 1972 to 1989, when he moved to the Tysons Corner office in Vienna, VA, where he worked until March 1998 when he retired as a Vice President of Merrill Lynch Private Client Group. He was a licensed real estate agent and had owned, managed, and maintained investment property in Fairlington and Rosslyn, Arlington, VA; and the Countryside development in Sterling, VA. He was also part owner and Vice President of the Robert L. Merwin Co., a commercial real estate company in Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI, established by his grandfather in 1892. He continued to live in Arlington, VA since early 1970. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Margaret Edmiston Shultz; daughters, Holly Yummit (Mike) of Sterling, Virginia, Lisa Hargrave (Rusty) of Williamsburg, Virginia, and Malia Garman (Art) of Leesburg, Virginia; son, Bobby Shultz (Julia) of Fairfax, Virginia; brother, John M. Shultz of Austin, Texas; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date; future burial at Arlington National Cemetery when assigned.

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Allan Derrick Williams

Jul 09, 1938 - Feb 11, 2024

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Arlington, VA

Allan Derrick Williams, loving husband and father, passed away at his home in Arlington, VA on February 11. He was 85. Allan was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Bala-Cynwyd, PA. He graduated from Mercersburg Academy and attended Lafayette College for one year before enlisting in the Air Force. He was sent to the Defense Language Institute in Monterrey to study Russian and then to Japan, where he spent 2 years. Upon his return to the U.S., he completed a masters degree at Syracuse University. While there he met his first wife Nannette Gertrude Ladwig. They spent 2 years at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. Later, Allan transferred to the Army and was deployed to Vietnam twice, but he finished his career in Washington, working at the Defense Intelligence Agency. One of his last assignments was writing reports for the Chief of Staff at the Pentagon. Allan's passion was military history. He knew the details of every battle in the Revolution and Civil War and he was a particular expert on the airplanes of World War II. He knew which planes had been used in every mission whether British, American or German, and when presented with a model could identify the squadron, date it had been flown, and the type of weapons it carried. He constructed at least 40 models himself. Allan was predeceased by his first wife, Nannette and is survived by his wife of 25 years, Ginnie Luster; his two children, Allan Derrick Williams III (wife, Zhanna) of Albuquerque, NM and Michelle Williams (husband, Sam Chagani) of Auckland, New Zealand; and his two grandchildren, Nannette Williams and Diana Madsen (Anders and son Oscar). A private family service will be held in March.

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Stephen A. Burke

May 18, 1974 - Feb 12, 2024

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Arlington, VA

Stephen A. Burke, 49, of Arlington, VA, formerly of Roseland, NJ, passed away suddenly in his sleep on February 12, 2024 at his Potomac Towers apartment. His family, friends, and colleagues will dearly miss his sunny gregariousness, and will always remember his gentle smile and caring nature. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 4-8 pm in the Shook- Farmer Funeral Home, 45 Roseland Ave., Roseland, NJ 07068, shookfarmer.com. A Funeral Mass will be offered by his cousin, the Rev. Thomas P. Quinn, on Wednesday 11 AM at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Roseland, NJ with entombment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ. Born and raised in Roseland, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH. After graduating, Stephen began his career working for NJ Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen as his District Outreach Representative at the NJ office. He then moved to the Washington, DC area after his promotions to become the Congressman's Assistant Press Secretary. Stephen also assisted in the NH Presidential Primaries of Pat Buchanan and Steve Forbes, NY Congressman Rick Lazio’s Senate seat campaign against Hillary Clinton, and NJ Congressman Tom Kean, Jr.’s first bid for Congress. He later ventured into public relations and eventually became Vice President of the Pinkston Group, in Falls Church, VA. There he headed an organization that composed articles, essays, press releases and Op Ed pieces for the many projects of Pinkston's clients, including the projects of Steve Forbes. In addition, he conducted numerous interviews via video podcasts on YouTube, called "Coffee with Closers.” They included face-to-faces with clients, like bestselling authors Brian Kilmeade of Fox New and Brad Thor, writer of espionage thrillers. Stephen was an avid runner and participated in many mainstream marathons, including those in Dublin, Ireland, New York City, and in Washington, DC’s Marine Corps Marathon. He had a passion for trains and always used Amtrak when traveling to Roseland and to historic sites in Virginia, West Virginia and out west. For a brief period prior to the Covid quarantines, he became a weekend volunteer for Amtrak's Rails and Trails joint venture with the National Park Service, providing train passengers with historical commentary about various spots along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. Stephen also loved attending baseball and football games at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA and Army football games at West Point, NY. He also was quite a pickle connoisseur, and it was his favorite snack of choice. He never married and is predeceased by his mother, Theresa K. Burke. Surviving is his beloved father, Edward A. Burke; devoted brother, Edward L. Burke and his wife Mary K. Burke; cherished nephew, William P. Burke. Also surviving are a host of extended relatives and dear friends. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Stephen’s memory to The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, als-ny.com or to the Semper Fi and America’s Fund, thefund.org.

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Norman William Marshall Sr

Oct 08, 1947 - Jan 27, 2024

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Arlington, VA

Norman William Marshall, Sr Affectionately called ‘Ron’Born on October 8, 1947 at Freedman Hospital in Washington,D.C. and reared in Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia; the fourth oftwelve children born to the late Joseph, Sr. and Lauretta Marshall.Norman received his education in the Fairfax County PublicSchool system, attending James Lee, Lillian Carey Elementary andLuther Jackson High School. He was employed with the FairfaxCounty Department of Transportation for several years until hishealth began to fail. His passion/hobby in life was working on cars;fondly known as the family mechanic, and enjoyed working withhis dad as a ceramic tile-setter.He met and married the late Ethel Pearl Johnson on May 6, 1972(she departed this life on February 22, 2018). From this union theywere blessed with six children—three daughters: Barbara Johnson,Maryann Marshall, Lucretia Marshall; three sons: William A.(deceased), Norman W. (Jr.), and Eric D.L. Marshall; 21grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildrenand a host of nieces, and nephews.In 2010, Norman accepted Christ into his life and joined New Mt.Zoar Baptist Church, Fairfax, Virginia, Reverend Spencer F. Isaac,Pastor. Norman attended church until he was unable due to hisillness.Norman departed this life on Saturday, January 27, 2024. He alsoleaves in God’s care to cherish his memory, twobrothers—Leonard (Louise), Stanley; five sisters—JosettaMarshall Hampton (Ronald); Lydia Yates (Stan); Jacqueline Parker(James); Marion Harris; and Laura Marshall-Norris (Milton), ahost of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends – all will miss himdearly.To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Norman William Marshall Sr, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store. Memorial DonationPhoto Album $(function () {$('#ugallery').unitegallery();});

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