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William Galanis

Died : Dec 02, 2023

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Fairfax, VA

William Constantine Galanis (age 90) peacefully passed away on December 2, 2023. His beloved wife, Edna, preceded him in death. He leaves behind his devoted and loving daughters Pamela Galanis Miller and Penelope Galanis; his adored grandsons William Miller, James Miller and Cash Burnham; and many other family and friends. He was loved by all and known for his kindness and warm smile. Bill was born in Washington, D. C. and moved to Annandale, VA when he was twelve. He resided there for the rest ...Read More

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Cecelia Jeannette Bergin Robbins

Aug 07, 1937 - Feb 03, 2024

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Fairfax, VA

Cecelia Jeannette Bergin Robbins, Cece, Mom, MitMar died February 3, 2024 at her home in Fairfax, Virginia. Cece was born August 7, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts. She was the oldest child of RADM Charles and Katherine Bergin. Cece had two sisters. Kathy Zaepfel (Bob) and Patty Bergman (Don). Cece was born into a Navy family and spent her life traveling, as the Navy promises you will see the world. She lived in Virginia, Washington, California, Hawaii, and Illinois to name a few. When not on the road the family could be found in Rye, New Hampshire at the family farm. This was the place to go to rejuvenate. Cece loved the farm and her time spent with family and friends in Rye. After a childhood as a Navy Junior, Cece was deposited at Mary Washington College (MWC) of the University of Virginia. While at MWC Cece studied Sociology. Her real passion at college were her friends and bridge. Her college friends and bridge carried her a lifetime. It was while a student at MWC that Cece met her husband, Berton A Robbins, III. Bert was attending the US Naval Academy. In 1959 Cece and Bert were married. In the early years of their marriage Cece and Bert moved and had children. Patty (Scott), Bert IV (Kathie), Denise (Bob), Peggy (Keith) and Sarah (Mike). It couldn’t have been easy, the odds were against her, 5 to 1, but she was a GREAT Mom. She loved her children and we knew it. Scouting, sports, school plays and concerts, she was there. She even helped us deliver newspapers on snowy mornings. In 1988 with the birth of her first grandchild she became Mitmar. Mitmar had 12 grandchildren. Sean (Caroline), Chris, Thomas, Alex, Charlotte, Rebecca, Emily, Marina, Anthony, Zach, Nick, and Hannah. The grandchildren had Big Fun with MitMar. In addition to her grandchildren Cece had many nieces and nephews whom she held dear. Outside of her family life, Cece had a career as a Secretary with the Army Corps of Engineers in the Institute for Water Resources. She was also a volunteer for several organizations and programs in her community to include the Catholic Community at Fort Belvoir, Good Shepherd Catholic Church, and Good Shepherd Housing. Cece was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), American Association of University Women (AAUW), and the Fort Belvoir Garden Club. A Funeral Mass will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Alexandria at 10:30 on Thursday, March 14th. Following Mass, the family is hosting a gathering at the Mount Vernon Inn from 1:00 - 3:00 to commemorate and celebrate Cece’s life. Cece will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In her honor, call an old friend for a long chat, maybe take your dog out for a cheeseburger.

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John Andrew Stowe

May 21, 1972 - Feb 14, 2024

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Fairfax, VA

"Beloved father and son, (John) Andrew Stowe, 51, died suddenly on February 14, 2024 in Fairfax, Virginia. He was born on May 21,1972 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He lived a life filled with love for his family, friends, neighbors, collegaues and dogs. When Andrew was a teenager, his family moved to Northern Virginia where he graduated from Lake Braddock Secondary in 1990, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University in 1998. Andrew was indispensible in his role as Senior Director of Government Compliance at ICF International. His expertise won him universal respect as he masterfully managed varied responsibilities, including supervisory, instructional and mentoring roles. Andrew was very skilled in woodworking and home repair, a history expert, a former avid runner, biker and triathlete, rock climber, camper, and swing dancer. He enjoyed good Bordeaux, foie gras, and crab cakes. He played piano with the masterful technique, befitting his mentor, mother Nancy Fletcher Stowe of Burke, VA. Andrew was quick to help anyone in need, always going above and beyond. Andrew is preceded in death by his beloved grandparents Kenneth and Mary Lou (Warner) Fletcher, father John Henry Stowe, and dogs Corona, Cayman and Daisy. He is survived by his wife, Jessica Lydic Stowe, son (John) Oliver (13), daughter Vivienne Amelia (10), and dogs Rosie Franklin and Kayla of Fairfax, VA. He is also survived by his (aforementioned) mother Nancy Stowe, the family of brother Matthew Stowe of Chapel Hill, NC, and countless others whose lives he has touched. We will miss him deeply. Celebration of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax 2709 Hunters Mill Road Oakton, VA 22124-1614 virtually: at uucf.org Thursday, February 29, 2024 12 noon A potluck reception will follow, Andrew’s favorites are welcome. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10C0448A5AE2FA0F94-48137677-potluck In lieu of flowers you may donate to: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/k39o3z?fbclid=IwAR2_bJMzPdBKOlMrubwFbgTa6Drzm2VrMI0QNtKBaJGC6mlD10jDN7TgMvY_aem_ATLaenM74p6zCHO7EJmfLvXFaH1RuDr9G9H3pUGrw4QmFsQCWo2qUZHXRf4t2p6YkEA https://www.gofundme.com/f/stowefamilysupport?fbclid=IwAR0uYXB-xwU9bTmhGDzNUBYjtcLqWr5fYuJhCd2gEbGoY5ijALW1i9rHYMc https://afsp.org/chapter/virginia?fbclid=IwAR3KiIbkIp5vZvAeS_iVZii4CUO0diKEK124fC0e3v5wlikf_RmJf8V2OXo"

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Maria Cecilia Bozzo

Jul 02, 1969 - Feb 20, 2024

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Fairfax, VA

Maria Cecilia Bozzo, 54, of Wilmington, DE, passed away February 20, 2024 at the INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Born July 2, 1969, she was the daughter of Henry and Patricia Barraza. Maria was married to Stephen J. Bozzo, who survives. There will be no public visitation or funeral service held at this time. Please sign the guestbook at www.bakerpostfh.com.

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Lucille (Weimer) Carlin

Died : Feb 23, 2024

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Fairfax, VA

Lucille (Weimer) Carlin of Fairfax, VA passed away surrounded by the love of her family on February 23, 2024. Lucille was the daughter of the late William H. and Mary Weimer from Sand Patch, PA. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, James Harold Carlin. She lived in Fairfax, VA for 73 years where she and her husband worked and raised their five children. Daughters - Linda S. Nalls (spouse/Russell Nalls), Joyce Y. Carlin and Mary J. Carlin. Sons - Craig W. Carlin (spouse/Alice Carlin) and Paul E. Carlin (spouse/Karen Carlin). Seven grandchildren - Brian Nalls, Kyle Nalls, Jessica Channell, Jeremy Carlin, Steven Carlin, William Carlin, and Timothy Carlin. Lucille is also survived by her seven great grandchildren - Charlie Nalls, Darcy Nalls, Connor Nalls, Amelia Channell, Samuel Channell, Scott Channell, Everett Carlin, and one grandson due in April. A visitation will be held on Saturday March 2, 2024, at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church at White Oak, 4829 Cumberland Hwy, Meyersdale, PA 15552 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. A funeral service will follow visitation beginning at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Glenn P. Foster officiating. Interment at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery at White Oak. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, in Lucille's name. Price Funeral Service Inc., Meyersdale is honored to serve the Carlin family. (www.WilliamRowePrice.com) To to the family or in memory of Lucille (Weimer) Carlin, please

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Daniel Joseph Ruelle

Aug 24, 1994 - Feb 20, 2024

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Fairfax, VA

In Loving Memory of Daniel Joseph Ruelle, our Beloved Son, Brother, and Friend, whopeacefully embraced God's eternal love and embarked on his journey of resurrection onFebruary 20th, 2024. Affectionately known as "Danny J," he graced this world with hisbirth on August 24th, 1994, at Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, forever leaving anindelible mark on our hearts.Daniel, our cherished "High Altitude" Child, the third among four brothers, displayed hisadventurous spirit from the very beginning. Whether effortlessly gliding on a skateboardat 3 ½ years old or carving through the pristine snow of Breckenridge's backcountry, hisnatural talents were evident. His love for family, friends, and God radiated from him,infusing joy into every moment shared together. Whether engaged in academic pursuits,excelling in Lacrosse, embracing the thrill of swimming, rollerblading, hiking, dirt biking,or simply enjoying the company of his beloved dogs Frisco & Fraser, Daniel had aninnate ability to create happiness wherever he went. Inspirational music constantlymapped his mind.A profound thinker, Daniel's gift for expression shone through his prolific writing andengaging conversations. He fearlessly delved into intellectual discussions, leaving alasting impact on all who crossed paths with him. His compassionate nature andboundless generosity touched countless lives, inspiring many to reach for their dreams.Yet, despite his own challenges that arose as he transitioned from a child to becoming ayoung man, Daniel's unwavering determination often led him to navigate life's hurdlesindependently, sometimes overlooking the support of his devoted friends and family whoyearned to guide him towards his fullest potential.As Daniel carves his first tracks on Heaven's celestial slopes, guided by the light ofSaint Peter, he leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. He is survivedby his loving parents, Katy & Todd Ruelle, his brothers Matthew, Brennan, and Scott, aswell as his Uncles, Aunts, Cousins from Wisconsin, Colorado, Texas, and hisGrandmother Donna "Nana" Ruelle, who adoringly named him "Chimpy."A Visitation will be held on Friday, March 1st, at Fairfax Memorial, 9902 Braddock Road,Fairfax, Virginia 22032, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Mass for Christian Burial isscheduled for Saturday, March 2nd, at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 6720 Union MillRoad, Clifton, Virginia 20124, at 1:00 PM. Daniel and the family extend a heartfelt invitation to all who wish to pay their respects and celebrate his remarkable life.

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Saundra Yvette Johnson-Smith

Oct 26, 1946 - Feb 13, 2024

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Fairfax, VA

Saundra Yvette Johnson-Smith was born to the late LeRoy Johnson and Trellis Cleveland Johnson in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 26, 1946. Sadly, she departed this earthly life on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, but we find joy in knowing she was surrounded by her loving family as she transitioned to be with our Heavenly Father. Saundra was raised in a traditional Roman Catholic family and attended Catholic schools including Sacred Heart, which is a Johnson family tradition. Saundra went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Federal City College (UDC), after which she earned an MBA from Howard University School of Business. She had a successful career holding various positions in leadership for multiple established organizations, most notable her tenor with Bell Atlantic. Although a native Washingtonian, Saundra eventually moved to Fairfax Virginia to raise her family and this where she called home for 42 years. Before anything else, Saundra was a mom. A boy mom! Anyone who knew her knew how much she loved her sons. She was also a doting grandmother. She has 4 grandchildren to carry on her legacy. She was proud of each of them and was always willing to share a story or two whenever you saw her. Additionally, Saundra was a walking history book because she would always educate you on something from the past that ended up being useful information. Here’s something she would want “y’all” to know- she enjoyed watching Western movies and listening to Country music in her downtime. She was also a fan of R&B Oldies. Saundra leaves to cherish her memories and honor her life, her four sons Allen Kenneth Johnson (Torri) of Burlington, North Carolina, Eric Voydee Smith, Jason Michael Smith, and Steven Henry Smith of Fairfax Virginia. The grandkids Tristine Okonye (Jeffrey), Tahir Sharif, Bryce Johnson, and Ava Johnson loved their grandmother in this life and into the next. She also will be remembered and forever loved by her siblings, LeRoy Jr. (preceded in death), Gary (Chico), Gregory Sr., Charles Sr. (Fontella), Michael (preceded in death), Michelle, Jennifer, John (Audrey), and Barbara. There is an entire host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and other extended family members who will smile fondly when they hear her name or see something that reminds them of Saundra. The family would like to thank you for taking time to read this obituary, for every call, text, card, or kind word that was extended to us during this difficult time. It was all very much needed and appreciated. To to the family or in memory of Saundra Y. Johnson-Smith, please

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Francisco Esteban Huaytan

Apr 02, 1935 - Feb 18, 2024

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Fairfax, VA

Francisco Esteban Huaytan, age 88, of Fairfax, Virginia passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024. A funeral service for Francisco will be held Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151.

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Audra Zobus Dickey

Mar 05, 1967 - Feb 14, 2024

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Fairfax, VA

After a heartbreakingly short battle with pancreatic cancer, Audra passed away in the early hours of February 14th, 2024. She was surrounded by her beloved husband Rob, her sister-in-law Virginia, and an amazing group of friends. Since there was no way to get there fast enough, her out of state family was there in their hearts and through phone calls and text messages. Although the pain had been difficult, her final hours were without pain and she died peacefully. Audra was born March 5th, 1967 in Deerfield, Illinois to John Herman and Jannes Elizabeth (Price) Zobus. She graduated from Deerfield High School in 1985 and University of Wisconsin Whitewater in 1989. Audra moved to Virginia in search of job opportunities in 1996 where she met her soul mate Rob (Robert Russell Dickey). They married July 3rd, 2004 in a beautiful ceremony at Rob’s ancestral home, Wakefield Manor. She absolutely loved Wakefield and “The Lodge” – a home on the Wakefield property that Audra and Rob renovated and made their own. Planning weddings and other events at Wakefield for friends and family members was one of Audra’s favorite activities. Having her parents to “the farm” for Thanksgiving and of course, Farm Bash were yearly highlights in her life. Audra brought joy and laughter (and a glass of Chardonnay) to every event. Audra loved her job at Rappahannock News and was extremely grateful for their flexibility as she went through too many neck and back surgeries in the last few years of her life. She loved all her co-workers and customers and she considered them friends. Audra is survived by her husband Rob Dickey, her parents John and Jan Zobus, her sister Laura (Rick) Kempf, niece and nephew Erin (Brian) Leightner and John Kempf as well as sister and cousin in-laws Katy Dickey, Virginia (Bill) Fisher, Lindsay (Robin) Matthews and nieces Eliza Fisher, Caroline Fisher and Maddie Matthews. She is also survived by Windy (the dog) and Sophie (the cat). She loved watching them become buddies this past year and sharing her recliner with them. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday May 16th, 2024 at Wakefield Manor, Huntly, VA with burial immediately following at the Wakefield Manor Cemetery. It will be an event just like Audra would have planned it. If you would like to make a gift to honor Audra’s memory, please consider a contribution to the Wakefield Manor Cemetery Fund. Checks can be made out to Wakefield Manor Cemetery Trust Acct and mailed to 40 Wakefield Manor Lane Huntly VA 22640.

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Saundra Yvette Johnson

Oct 26, 1946 - Feb 13, 2024

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Fairfax, VA

Saundra Yvette Johnson was born to the late LeRoy Johnson and Trellis Cleveland Johnson in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 26, 1946. Sadly, she departed this earthly life on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, but we find joy in knowing she was surrounded by her loving family as she transitioned to be with our Heavenly Father. Saundra was raised in a traditional Roman Catholic family and attended Catholic schools including Sacred Heart, which is a Johnson family tradition. Saundra went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Federal City College (UDC), after which she earned an MBA from Howard University School of Business. She had a successful career holding various positions in leadership for multiple established organizations, most notable her tenor with Bell Atlantic. Although a native Washingtonian, Saundra eventually moved to Fairfax Virginia to raise her family and this where she called home for 42 years. Before anything else, Saundra was a mom. A boy mom! Anyone who knew her knew how much she loved her sons. She was also a doting grandmother. She has 4 grandchildren to carry on her legacy. She was proud of each of them and was always willing to share a story or two whenever you saw her. Additionally, Saundra was a walking history book because she would always educate you on something from the past that ended up being useful information. Here’s something she would want “y’all” to know- she enjoyed watching Western movies and listening to Country music in her downtime. She was also a fan of R&B Oldies. Saundra leaves to cherish her memories and honor her life, her four sons Allen Kenneth Johnson (Torri) of Burlington, North Carolina, Eric Voydee Smith, Jason Michael Smith, and Steven Henry Smith of Fairfax Virginia. The grandkids Tristine Okonye (Jeffrey), Tahir Sharif, Bryce Johnson, and Ava Johnson loved their grandmother in this life and into the next. She also will be remembered and forever loved by her siblings, LeRoy Jr. (preceded in death), Gary (Chico), Gregory Sr., Charles Sr. (Fontella), Michael (preceded in death), Michelle, Jennifer, John (Audrey), and Barbara. There is an entire host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and other extended family members who will smile fondly when they hear her name or see something that reminds them of Saundra. The family would like to thank you for taking time to read this obituary, for every call, text, card, or kind word that was extended to us during this difficult time. It was all very much needed and appreciated. To to the family or in memory of Saundra Y. Johnson, please

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John “Ronnie” Thornton

Jul 02, 1938 - Feb 17, 2024

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Fairfax, VA

John “Ronnie” Thornton, SMSgt. USAF Retired, went to be with the Lord on February 17, 2024. He was born July 2, 1938, in Pulaski, Virginia to John and Dorothy Thornton. John entered the Air Force in July 1956 and served with the 5th, 7th, 12th, & 15th Air Forces throughout the world. While stationed with the 315th Air Division in 1965, John met and married the love of his life and together they raised two boys. He retired from the Air Force in August of 1982 with over 25 years of service. He served his country faithfully in peace and war. John earned a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University in 1981 and was employed by TRW Inc. and Northrop Grumman for nearly 21 years, finally retiring in 2003. After he and his wife retired, they enjoyed spending time with their four grandchildren and traveling in the U.S. and abroad. John was always calm and collected no matter how serious the situation was and always saw the fun side of life. He deeply impacted everyone with his loving and caring demeanor. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister & two brothers. John is survived by his wife of 58 years; one sister, three brothers, two sons, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. As well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and sisters-in-laws.

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