Roger Page Moorman
Roger Page Moorman, 58, of Herndon died Nov. 16, 2003, in his residence.
He was born Sept. 8, 1945, in Roanoke, Va., and was the youngest of four children born to the late Holsey J. and Grace W. Moorman.
Mr. Moorman graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, N.J., and attended Hampton Institute in Hampton, Va., and Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, N.J. He was employed as an account executive with AT&T Corp. and was a member of First Baptist Church of Englewood.
Mr. Moorman enlisted in the New Jersey National Guard and graduated from Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a second lieutenant and progressed to the rank of first lieutenant. He was honorably discharged after 10 years of service.
Mr. Moorman moved from Somerset and Piscataway, N.J., to Herndon and joined Heritage Fellowship Church of Christ. He was an employee with ICF Consulting in Fairfax.
He is survived by his wife of six years, Jeanette; son Michael of Somerset, N.J.; daughter Lisa and her husband Keith Ball of Cape Coral, Fla.; son Paul Bigby of Detroit, Mich.; sister Dolores M. Wainwright and her husband Oliver O. Wainwright of Piscataway, N.J.; brother, retired Brig. Gen. Holsey A. Moorman and his wife Carrie of Palm Coast, Fla.; nephew Gary and niece Tunya Moorman of Ashburn; grandchildren Lindsey and Joshua Dulin of Herndon.
Funeral services were held at Heritage Fellowship UCC on Nov. 22. Interment was private. Memorials can be sent to Heritage Fellowship UCC, Capital Funds Campaign, 2501 Fox Mill Road, Reston, Va. 20191.
Arrangements were by Lyles Funeral Service in Northern Virginia.
Albert John Oliva Jr.
Albert John Oliva Jr. of Gainesville died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at Prince William Hospital in Manassas. Mr. Oliva, age 70, was retired lieutenant colonel.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jean Oliva; three children, Susan Vick and her husband, Toby, of Richmond, Allison Marentette and her husband, Bob, of Herndon, and John Oliva and his wife, Lauri, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Allison Swann, Brian Swann, Joseph Marentette, Lesley Marentette, and Sophia Oliva.
The funeral liturgy was offered Monday, May 10, 2004, at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas with the Rev. Robert C. Cilinski officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at Arlington National Cemetery, with full military honors.
Contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church Building Fund, 13260 McCartney Court, Bristow, Va. 20136 in his memory. Condolences may be sent to www.pricefh.com.
Lester G. Woodahl
Lester G. Woodahl, 79, of Garden City Beach, S.C., formerly of Herndon and Roanoke, died Tuesday, May 11. He was preceded in death by his parents, D.G. and Mattie Correlle Woodahl, his wife, Mary Ella Woodahl, a brother, Bernard W. Woodahl, three sisters, Evelyn W. Riley, Josephine W. Payne, and his twin, Celeste W. Dawson.
He is survived by a son, Gordon L. Woodahl of Naperville, Ill.; a daughter, Catherine C. Woodahl of Sequim, Wash.; two sisters, Correlle W. Venable and Inez W. Painter of Roanoke; a grandson, Jeffery F. Woodahl of Dallas, Tx.; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Woodahl served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired as an air traffic controller at Washington National and Dulles International Airports after many years of service.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Herndon United Methodist Church.
John S. Williams
John S. Williams, 74, of South Riding died Sunday, March 21, 2004 at his residence. Mr. Williams was a longtime resident of Herndon.
He was born June 2, 1929 in Strasburg, Va. to Marie Smith Williams and the late Sandy Scott Williams.He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.Mr. Williams was active in the Herndon Optimist Club for many years and his family attended Trinity Presbyterian Church.He retired after 28 years of service from AT&T and later retired from the FAA at Dulles Airport before relocating to Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his brother, Archie Williams.He is survived by his mother, Marie Williams of Strasburg; his wife, Shirley A. Williams of South Riding; children Laura Allsopp and her husband Bob of Clifton, Scott Williams and his wife Pam of Herndon, Stacy Mendler and her husband Mike of Herndon; two brothers, Tom and Richard Williams of Strasburg; three sisters, Margaret Bromley and Martha Brill of Strasburg and Sherry Rodgers of Bend, Oregon; and 10 grandchildren including Angie, Charlie, Meghan, David, A.J., Kelly, Katie, Jack, Mitchell and Jason.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 26 at 11 a.m. at the Centreville United Methodist Church at 6500 Old Centreville Blvd. in Centreville.Memorials can be made in his name to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 51 Locust Ave., Suite 201, New Canaan, Conn. 06840 or to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-972-1250.Arrangements by Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon.
David Merle Buckless
David Merle Buckless, a former resident of Sterling, died Tuesday, July 20, 2004 in Aurora, Colo.
He was born Dec. 26, 1961 in Ft. Morgan, Colo. to Merle Walter Buckless and the late Patricia Ann Buckless.Mr. Buckless’ father said his son was active in many organizations as a child and as a grown man. He was a drum major at Park View High School and a member of Eagle Scout Troop 966 in Sterling.
He was chief of the Order of the Arrow, Virgil Honor, in the Blue Ridge District of Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Buckless was an acolyte at Truro Episcopal Church in Fairfax, a licensed chalice bearer at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Sterling, and for three years he was worshipful master of Thompson Masonic Lodge No. 145 in Purcellville.
In Herndon he was the Charter Master Councilor, Chevalier Honor, of the Commander William L. Herndon Charter’s Order of DeMolay, as well as the high priest of Loudoun Royal Arch Masonic Chapter.
Mr. Buckless was married to Valerie Nichols Wood, formerly of Sterling, in an authentic Scottish kilt ceremony on Oct. 3, 1992. Mr. Buckless’ hobbies included scuba diving, bowling, coin collecting, building model airplanes and riding his motorcycle with his wife Valerie. He once bowled a perfect 300 in his Reston bowling league and for several years he worked special effects with the Reston Community Players.
He belonged to the Southern Cruisers motorcycle club and participated in the Rolling Thunder yearly motorcycle parade. Mr. Buckless worked for several years at the NALC in Reston before taking a job with Lockheed Martin in Vienna. Shortly after his mother died, he received notice of a promotion to transfer to Lockheed Martin in Denver, and he was reluctant to leave his father, a Sterling resident."He sure loved his mom and dad, but I told him, 'Dave, go as high and fast as you can in life," Merle Buckless said.
Mr. Buckless had been living in Colorado for about two years when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. One week later, he died suddenly of multiple organ failure.Merle Buckless remembers his son as a loyal and loving man. "Dave would call twice a week, and more during football season," he said with a laugh.
As a Miami Dolphins fan, he enjoyed playful sports banter with his father and brother, both diehard Washington Redskins fans. Mr. Buckless is survived by his loving wife Valerie Nichols Wood, his son Matthew Eric Wood, his father Merle Walter Buckless of Sterling, and his brother Donald Scott Buckless of Williamsburg. Memorial services were held July 23 at Newcomer Family Funeral Home in Aurora, Colo., with Pastor Bill Vaughn officiating. Mr. Buckless’ best friend, Douglas Steen of Texas, gave the eulogy.
Edith Adele Holbrook
Edith Adele Holbrook, age 82, of Herndon, died on August 1, 2004, at Cameron Glen Nursing Center. She was born on June 22, 1922, in Northfield, Ohio, to the late Howard M. and Bernese Cross Hardesty.
Ms. Holbrook was the beloved wife of 60 years of the late Rev. Herbert O. Holbrook, Jr., and loving and devoted mother of Timothy Holbrook of Monterey, Calif., and Ted Holbrook of Herndon. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be Friday, August 6, at 7 p.m. at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden Street. Interment will be private.
Justine D. Randers-Pehrson
Justine Davis Randers-Pehrson, a writer and active resident of Reston from 1980 to 2000, died Sept. 2, 2004, in Hamden, Conn., at 94. Her grandson Michael Randers-Pehrson, his wife Laura, and their children Nils and Mia live in Reston.
"Justine was for us an example of how to age with grace, zest and doing useful work," said Reston activist Baba Freeman with her husband Mike. "Well into retirement, she wrote and published scholarly books on such diverse subjects as the barbarian invasions of the Roman Empire and the 1848 revolution in Germany. And when the culture of selfishness became politically ascendant more than two decades ago, she remained a steadfast advocate for economic and social justice as our country's true vocation."
Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins said, "Justine was a dynamic woman who was always concerned with the issues of the day, including relationships in communities, and she wanted those concerns to be felt through her political involvement."
Reston founder Robert E. Simon remembered Mrs. Randers-Pehrson's "sharp intellect and good sense of humor."
Justine Davis Randers-Pehrson was born on May 18, 1910, in Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of Col. Glenn Hedges Davis and Frances Smith Davis.
After a childhood living at various U.S. Army posts, she attended Central High School in Washington, D.C. (Class of 1927). She was graduated from Hood College in Frederick, Md., in 1931. She spent her junior year at the Sorbonne and the University of Nancy in France, a year of travel that opened her eyes to the wider world.
She attended graduate school at Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Mass., studying philosophy under Alfred North Whitehead and receiving a master of arts degree in 1932. She left graduate school to do social work in New York City during the Great Depression, feeling that she should not stay in school when so many people were suffering. She then studied in Berlin and Heidelberg. Much later in the midst of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, she studied sociology at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Randers-Pehrson was a 26-year U.S. government employee, with work at the Library of Congress, the Office of Technical Services, the National Library of Medicine, and the U.S. Patent Office. After retirement from government service, she became a freelance translator, historian, and author.
Writing was her passion, beginning in the 1950s when she wrote a novel called "Sticks and Stones" about the effect of Joseph McCarthy's tactics. It was refused publication because, although it was described as beautifully written, it was too topical. Her earliest published book was "The Surgeon's Glove," (1963).
After retirement, she made about 20 trips overseas to work on Roman history. The resulting "Barbarians and Romans" (1983) is still in print and is used in many university history classes. Later, intrigued by information found while doing geneological research, she wrote two books, "Germans and the Revolution of 1848-1849" (1999) and "Adolf Douai, 1819-1888" (2000).
In recent years she turned to fiction, publishing three novels based on her knowledge of the Later Roman Empire and two based on her experiences with life in Washington, D.C. Her final work is an autobiography in two parts.
"For My Father: The Story of My Life," covers the first 90 years of her life. "For My Father: A Glimpse of the Twenty-First Century," which covers her last four years and gives her perspective on aging in a complicated world, is complete and nearly ready for press.
Mrs. Randers-Pehrson was a lifelong socialist and life member of the American Civil Liberties Union. She was active in the civil rights movement.
She was especially proud to have initiated Bridge Builders, a program where residents from her retirement home, the Whitney Center, and students from Hamden High School, both in Hamden, Conn., participate in a discussion group that gathers once a month at the center to discuss issues of the day.
These substantive discussions and the friendships developed between the students and the elderly was important to both young and old. She felt that this idea could be mirrored in other communities.
She was the widow of Nils Henrik Hedberg Randers-Pehrson, the assistant chief of the Division of Aeronautics at the Library of Congress and, later, a freelance translator. They lived near Brandywine, Md., before moving to Oxon Hill, Md.
After her husband died in 1970, she moved to Alexandria and then to Reston, where she lived for many years. For the last four years of her life, she lived at the Whitney Center in Hamden, Conn.
She is survived by two sons, Glenn Randers-Pehrson of Edgewood, Md., and Gerhard Randers-Pehrson of Ossining, N.Y., and a daughter, Sigrid Randers-Pehrson Smith of North Haven, Conn. She has eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made in her name to the American Civil Liberties Union by calling 212-549-2585. By her own request, there will be no memorial service.
Erna G. Church
Erna Gulbis Church of Herndon died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at her residence. She was born Nov. 7, 1921, in Latvia to the late John and Vera Swana Gulbis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Clayton Church.
She was a volunteer in Reston for over 10 years and worked for Fairfax County Public Schools for 20 years. She is survived by her daughter, Patty Church of Reston, and two grandchildren, Brittny Spurlock and Nicole Couch, both of Reston.
Services were held Monday, Sept. 13, 2004 at Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon, and interment was held at Chestnut Grove Cemetery.
Jeffrey C. Heyer
Jeffrey C. Heyer, 51, of Sterling died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at Fair Oaks Hospital. He was born on March 22, 1953, in New Haven, Conn.
Mr. Heyer was the husband of Teresa Randles, father of Brenda Heyer, Briana Heyer and Kenneth Heyer, all at home; son of Nancy E. Heyer of Sterling and the late Richard F. Heyer; brother of Sandy Reicks of Bremerton, Wash., Steven Heyer of Winniepeg, Manitoba, Canada, Dwight Heyer of Manassas, Christopher Heyer of Leesburg and Heidi Farley of Stafford.
He is also survived by seven nephews and four nieces. The family received friends Sunday, Sept. 12, at Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon, where funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 13, with the Rev. Richard E. Nelson officiating. Interment was private.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Virginia Division, Inc., Northern Virginia Area, 124 Park Street, S.E., Vienna, Va. 22180.
Mildred L. Hand
Mildred L. "Mil" Hand, 88, of Herndon, Va., died on Sept. 27, 2004 at Fairfax Nursing Center.
She was born on July 14, 1916 in Alexandria, Va. to the late Daniel W. and Dollie M. Bennett Johnson. Mrs. Hand was a volunteer for Florence-Crittendon and the Red Cross for many years.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank B. Hand, Jr.; loving and devoted mother of Daniel H. Shaner of Fairfax Station, Va. and Dr. Darby C. Hand of Harrisburg, Pa.; sister of Daniel B. Johnson of Bethesda, Md.; grandmother of Holland Anne Dufrene and Daniel Bennett Shaner; great-grandmother of Landon Bradshaw Dufrene and Bailey Anne Dufrene.
The family will receive friends at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden Street, Herndon, Va. from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, with funeral services immediately following.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Va. Memorial contributions be made to the Humane Society of Fairfax County, 4057 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Va. 22030.
John V. Hagee
John Victor "Jack" Hagee of Herndon died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at Capital Hospice. He was born Oct. 18, 1938 in Philadelphia to the late Victor and Mary Bradley Hagee.
He is survived by his wife, Yin Ti Hagee and sons Robert, Daniel, and Paul Hagee, all of Herndon, and daughter-in-law Becky. He is also survived by two grandchildren Alexandra and Isaiah Hagee.
Services were held Saturday, Sept. 18, at Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon. Interment will at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m.
Margaret M. Bullock
Margaret M. "Peaches" Bullock, 78, of Herndon died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at Reston Hospital Center.
She is survived by two daughters; Charlene Monticoe of Reston and Martha Monticoe of Alexandria, five sons; Alfred T. Bullock, Andrew J. Bullock, and Alex C. Bullock, all of Herndon, Michael S. Bullock of Sterling, and Oliver J. Monticoe, and four grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Jackson Bullock.
The family received friends Nov. 29 at Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon, where a prayer service was also held. A Mass of Christian burial was held Nov. 30 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Herndon. Interment at Pleasant Valley Memorial Park in Annandale.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 750 Peachtree Street, Herndon, VA 20170.
Wendy L. Wood
Wendy Lawrence Wood, a Springfield resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at the Virginia Medical Center in Arlington after battling breast cancer. She was 52 years old.
Ms. Wood was born Aug. 22, 1952, to Edythe Lawrence of Great Falls and the late John Lawrence, Sr. She was raised in Falls Church and Great Falls. Ms. Wood graduated from Herndon High School in 1970 and later from Strayer College. After college, she worked at the Navy Department for her entire career. She was married for four years.
In addition to her mother, Ms. Wood is survived by her husband, Chris Wood, her brothers, John Lawrence Jr. of Herndon and Steve Lawrence of Charlotte, N.C., four nephews, one niece, and one great-niece.
Memorial services will be Saturday, Dec. 4, at Dranesville United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. The church is located at 1089 Liberty Meeting Ct. in Herndon.
Memorial contributions can be made in Ms. Wood's name to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. Arrangements by Adams Green Funeral Home. Internment will be in Westby, Wisc.