Thursday, January 24, 2013
Lifelong Leesburg resident was born just as the Great Depression hit.
Mr. James Bernard Ward, 83, of Leesburg, VA, passed away at his home Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. James was born Thursday, Nov. 7, 1929, in Leesburg, VA [about a week after the Black Tuesday stock market crash that led to the Great Depression]. He was a son of Steve and Sara Bell Ward. His parents, his brother Charles Ward and his sister Albert Cravens predeceased him. Referred to by his friends and family as Luke, Mr. Ward lived all his life in Leesburg. He attended Loudoun County Schools, and served his country in the U.S. Army as a corporal. Luke worked for Administrative Control Services in Reston, VA, as a clerk until retiring. After retiring, Luke worked for several local families to help with housekeeping. He leaves to cherish his memory…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The U.S. Navy veteran fought in two wars, witnessed the WWII Japanese surrender ceremony in Tokyo Bay.
Wednesday, January 23
Clair “Pete” D. Magoffin, 87, of Leesburg, VA, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Pete was born Dec. 16, 1925, in Elba, NY, to the late William T. Magoffin and Claire E. Dennison. In addition to his parents, his nine siblings preceded him in death. Pete lived most of his life in Rochester, NY. In October 1942, he entered the Navy at age 16. Trained as a gunner’s mate, he volunteered for Naval Armed Guard Service. For the next two years he performed hazardous duty, protecting merchant vessels participating in convoys to destinations that included North Africa, Italy and Normandy (D-Day). In 1944, he volunteered for destroyer duty and shipped out to the Pacific aboard the …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Grandmother, mother, former federal worker for U.S. defense department passes.
Tuesday, January 22
Mary “Peg” Margaret Tegler, 70, loving mother of two sons and four grandkids, of Alexandria, VA, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Peg was born March 12, 1942, in Troy, NY, to the late William Dillion and the late Grace Post Dillion. Peg graduated from Catholic Central High School in Troy. She lived in several states across the country including New York, Texas, Hawaii and Virginia. She served her country for more than 30 years working for the federal government, with most of her time at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. She is survived by her two sons: Paul Tegler and wife Allison of Leesburg, VA, and Christopher Tegler and wife Traci of Stafford, VA; four grandchildren: Matthew, Michael, …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Falcon’s Landing resident served our country in the military during three wars.
Friday, January 18
William I. "Bill" Greener Jr., who served as Deputy Press Secretary to the President and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs in the Ford Administration, passed away Jan. 11 at the age of 87 at Inova Hospital in Loudon County, VA, of heart failure. Greener, born Feb. 18, 1925, in Memphis, TN, had a long and distinguished career in public affairs in both the government and private sector. He was a resident of Falcon's Landing in Sterling, VA, at the time of his death. Born to William and Sarah Greener, he spent his formative years there and briefly in Sumner, MS. Graduating at the age of 16 from high school, he interrupted his college years to join the then Army Air Corps during World War II. For his service, he was awarded the…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The WWII veteran was the sixth-oldest living graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy upon his passing.
Capt. Henry Clay “Tip” Tipton, U.S. Navy (Ret), 100, a veteran of WWII and U.S. Naval Service from 1930 to 1965, died at home Jan. 12, 2013. He was born April 16, 1912, in Little Rock, AR, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1935. At his death, Tip was the sixth-oldest living graduate. While at the Academy, Tip was undefeated in wrestling and was invited to the 1936 Olympic Trials. Following graduation, he served aboard the battleship Tennessee and the destroyers Jarvis and Satterlee. He was married aboard the Jarvis on Dec. 25, 1937, to the former Mary Isabelle Wood (d. 2007). He was serving aboard the destroyer Little when the U.S. entered the war. He did post graduate work in Marine Design Engineering at the U.S. Naval Post …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Malea Kanoho, mother of six, fought to raise greater awareness of the disease.
Pink is everywhere. Pink ribbons on cars and decorating stores, pink shirts and pink socks on spectators and even players at football fields, pink lights on the White House — all because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ironically, sadly, just as the annual series of awareness events comes to a close, the terrible disease has struck one of our own in Ashburn, claiming the young, vibrant life of a breast cancer awareness advocate who inspired many in the community to join her fight. Malea Kanoho, a 38-year-old mother of six and Ashburn resident, died Oct. 21 after a courageous, three-and-a-half year battle with Metastatic Invasive Carcinoma Breast Cancer. Anyone that met Kanoho instantly felt close to her and couldn’t help but …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Clifford, a Purcellville resident, worked all over the world, from Nicaragua and Mexico to Russia, India and beyond.
Richard Clifford, 60, of Purcellville, VA, a consultant for the World Bank, died unexpectedly April 26, 2012, while on business in New Delhi, India. Born in New Haven, CT, Richard Lawrence Clifford was the son of the late Dr. Joseph Campbell Clifford and Virginia Marie (Harkin) Clifford of Hamden, CT. He graduated in 1969 from the Hopkins School in New Haven and received his B.S.F.S. in 1973 from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. Following university, he received an M.SC. degree in Agricultural Economics in 1974 from Keble College, Oxford University, England. That same year he married Katherine Carey of Newport, RI, and, shortly after finishing graduate school, they joined the Peace Corps together to serve in Nicaragua. They were …