Alan Malz, TSgt Retired USAF, 80, of Phenix City, AL (formerly of
Woodbridge, VA) passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2011, of pulmonary
fibrosis. Alan served as the Post Commander for Lorton Post 162 for two
terms as well as the Post 162 Club Manager. He served as our 17th
District Commander for Legion Year 2001 - 2002. Alan was also a member of
the VFW, DAV, Ancient Order of Hibernians, and Washington Police Emerald
Society among other organizations for a limited time. Legionnaire Alan
Malz's body is being flown to the Washington, D.C. area for a Memorial
Service at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Woodbridge, at 9:45 a.m.
Friday, August 12th, followed by an 11:00 a.m. graveside service with full
Military Honors and burial with his wife in Quantico National Cemetery.
The family invites Alan's friends to join in a celebration of his life at
the American Legion Post 162 in Lorton, Virginia, from 12:00 noon until
3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12th. In lieu of flowers, the family requests
donations be made in the name of Alan Malz to the Lazarus Society at St.
Patrick Catholic Church in Phenix City, AL
BRIAN A. HONECKER, LT. USN (Ret.)
On Thursday, July 28, 2011
of Lorton, VA. Beloved husband of Jessica Honecker; father of Ashley
Honecker and Bryant Decker; son of Gardajo and the late Duanc G. Honecker;
step-son of Deb Honecker; brother of Kevin, Kimberly, Duane Jr., David
Honecker and Linda Honecker-Lang. Relatives and friends may call at
Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Dr. Alexandria, VA on Tuesday,
August 2 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where funeral service will be held
on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment private.
ROBERT JAMES LAVINDER,
JR. (Age 80)
of Dumfries, va, passed away July 22, 2011. He
was the widower of Dorothy Lavinder and was a member of the Sheet Metal
Workers International Association, Local 100. He was a U. S. Army veteran
of the Korean War. Mr. Lavinder was born in Big Island, VA on August 19,
1930, a son of the late Robert James Lavinder, Sr. and the late Jessie
Irene Goff. He is survived by a son and his wife, Robert James Lavinder,
III (Ruth) of Alexandria; three daughters, Brenda Watson (Jeff) of
Manassas, Sandy Lytle (Kevin) of Hartwood, Kelly Chauncey (James) of
Alexandria, a sister Betty Kelly of Hartwood and 10 grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be I made to the American Cancer Society or
Medi I Home Hospice.
Leona M. Jones
Leona M. Jones, age 78, of
Lorton, VA., died April 8, 2009 at Mt. Vernon Hospital. She is preceded in
death by her parents, William and Mary Butkewich of Sykesville, PA; and
her brother, Theodore Leo Butkewich of Sykesville, PA. She is survived by
her husband of 60 years, Keith D. Jones; her sons, Randy Jones of Falls
Church, VA and Timothy D. Jones (Melissa) of Glen Allen, VA; daughter,
Becky Jones Suchy (Tony) of Virginia Beach, VA; sister, Marlene Routzahn
(Stanley) of Middletown, MD; sister-in-law, Catherine Butkewich of
Sykesville, PA; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews. Leona was a member of the American Legion Auxillary,
post 162, in Lorton, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in
Leona''s memory to the Lorton Library for Large Print Books, 9520 Richmond
Hwy, Lorton, VA. 22079.
Our post 162 American
Legion family offers our deepest sympathy to Connie's family and friends.
James O. Beasley
A Korean War Veteran and member of Post 162
since 1989, James passed on 21 February 2009.
Our post 162 American Legion family offers
our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. James Beasley
Stephen Alexander McCarthy, Jr., 69, of
Fredericksburg, formerly of Woodbridge, died Saturday, December 27, 2008
at Golden living Center of Fredericksburg.
Mr. McCarthy was a native of the Washington DC area and had worked as a
security guard at Mary Washington Hospital.
Survivors include his four children, Michael Brendan McCarthy, Beth
Allison, Jennifer Brothers, and Matthew McCarthy; ten grandchildren; two
brothers, Michael and Kevin and two sisters, Clare Davis and Elaine
Bellman. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Anne McCarthy
Our post 162 American
Legion family offers our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr.
John D. Staub
On November 2, 2008 in Stafford, VA. John
was preceded in death by his wife Betty Jean Staub. He was the loving
father to Kimberley S. Staub of Fredericksburg, VA; Victoria L. Mauney of
Jacksonville, FL; and Patricia A. Csicseri of Stafford, VA; and caring
grandfather to Michael Mauney, Michelle Csicseri, Paige Mauney, and
step-grandfather to Nicole Mauney. He is also survived by brother Douglas
Staub and step-great grandson Adrian Mauney.
Paul has been a legionnaire since 1981.
Troy has been a legionnaire since 2006.
Walter J. Drewry
Walter James Drewry, 76, of Woodbridge, died February 28, 2008 at Potomac
Hospital. Walter was born on April 4, 1931 in New York to Walter Frederick
and Marie (Carey) Drewry. Mr. Drewry retired after 23 years of service
with the United States Navy at the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He was
twice awarded the National Defense Service Medal.After retiring from the
Navy, Walter pursued a second career as an optician and manager at
Sterling Optical. Walter married the love of his life on September 18,
1954 and enjoyed 53 years of marriage with his wife, Eileen. He was proud
of his military career in the US Navy where he traveled the world. He
loved the ocean and vacationing at the beach. Walter enjoyed watching and
playing golf, football, baseball and was a true sports fan. Walter had a
great love of reading and spending time with his family and friends.
Walter was a past commander and member of the Lorton American Legion Post
#162 and the Woodbridge VFW Post #7916. Mr. Drewry is survived by his wife
Eileen Drewry of Woodbridge; two daughters: Maurine Wood and her husband
Alfred Wood of Woodbridge, VA and Colleen Margaret Wood and her husband
Terrence Wood of Crofton, MD. Three Grandchildren: Phillip Wood, Connor
Wood, and Mitchell Wood. One Brother: Patrick Drewry of Waterbury, CT.
Interment will take place on Monday March, 31 2008, 1:00 p.m. at Arlington
National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Walter's name to
the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.
Raymond G. Lockhart
A member of Post 162,
Raymond was a member of the American Legion for 29 years.
August 4, 1943 - December
Charles 'Tex' DeMoss
Fraternal Order of Police Article
away on 16 November 2007, He was a Life Member serving 36 years here
at Post 162 and a total of 54 years overall service to the American
served with the United States Naval Reserve and the United States Army.
A Ceremony for Draping the
American Legion Charter will be conducted in honor of Tex and Smokey
Grover at the Post on 4 Dec at 1800. Internment will be at Arlington
National Cemetery on 6 December 2007.
A long standing leader,
member and friend of Post 162, we shall remember and miss him.
Harold D. "Smokey" Grover, 79
A longtime Alexandria, VA resident died peacefully on Friday, October
26, 2007 at INOVA Mount Vernon Hospital. Smokey was born in Edgar,
Nebraska on March 12, 1928., After serving in the Navy during WWII, he
moved his family across the U.S. following work opportunities until
finally settling in Alexandria, VA in 1958. Smokey retired from Coastal
Pile Driving after 20 years.
Smokey is survived by Patty Ann, his beloved wife for 60 years, along with
three daughters: Suzie Stone, Mitzi Deavers and her husband Billy, Shari
Stone and her husband Rickie, two sons, Benny Grover and his wife, Star
and Bobby Grover; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Monday, October 29, 2007 from 7 to 9
p.m. at MULLINS & THOMPSON FUNERAL SERVICE, Fredericksburg Chapel. A
graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 1 p.m. at
Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Smokey was a member of the American Legion Post 162 for 27 years. Memorial
contributions may be made to Post 162, 8210 Legion Drive, Lorton, VA
John M. Petti
On April 8, 2007, a member of Post 162 and
a life long resident of Alexandria, VA, JOHN, was preceded in death by his
wife Carol and his son Johnnie. He was the devoted father of Ron (Theresa)
Petti and the loving companion of Pat Hampton. He is also survived by his
sister Jean Grimm and brother Robert (Louise) Petti; several nieces and
nephews and four grandchildren.
A long standing leader,
member and friend of Post 162 and District 17, Lou passed on 17 December
2006. We shall remember and miss him.
Donations to Boy's State,
Lou's long-standing Program, in lieu of flowers is requested.
LOUIS TAYLOR RICKER
On Sunday, December 17, 2006, of Alexandria, VA. Beloved husband of
Frances Sindlinger Ricker; father of Mark Scott, Bruce T. and Eric S.
Ricker, all of Alexandria, VA; grandfather of Aimee, Eric, Shane, Sarah,
Katie, Zackery; great-grandfather of Tre. Memorial contributions may be
made to Virginia American Legion Boys State, c/o Larry Greene, Treasurer, PO Box 638,
Montrose, VA 22520. (WP)
Timothy V. Rutherford
A member of Post 162 for
over 25 years, Tim passed on 4 November 2006. He was 57. Tim was a
Vietnam era veteran having served in the US Army from '71 through '73.
Tim was a member of the Post 162's Legion State Championship softball
team. Tim is survived only by his fellow members of Post 162.
Pictures from the service are here.
A friend of Post 162, Tony
passed 5.24.06. We shall miss him.
Beatrice 'Bea' Kraus
Post and Unit 162 mourn the
passing of our friend and comrade on 4 March 2006
A Life Member of the American
Legion, Post 162 mourns the passing of our friend and comrade.
Ronald S. Leo
A member of Post 162 and
father of Commander Steve Leo, Ron passed on 30 November 2005. Post
162 mourns the passing of our friend and comrade.
Charles E. 'Charlie' Petitt, Jr.
A member of Squadron 162,
Charlie passed 27 November 2005. Post 162 mourns the passing of our
friend and comrade.
A member of Unit 162, Leonard
passed suddenly 15 July 2005. Post 162 mourns the passing of our
friend and comrade.
A long standing leader, member and friend of
our Post, George passed away 30 April 2005.
Our Post has lost a valued member and good
George F. Cook, age 66, of Woodbridge died on
Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Fairfax Hospital. He was a special deputy
with the U.S. Marshal Service for 19 years. He was a member of the Lorton
American Legion Post 162. He served nine years with the U.S. Army 101st
Airborne Division. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dottie Cook;
his daughter, Cindy Ward; his son, David Cook and his wife, Theresa; his
grandchildren, Peggy Waggy, Ronnie Ward Jr., Matthew Ward, Steven Ward,
Samantha Cook and Troy Cook and his great-grandchildren, Mikey and Travey
Jimmie D. Bledsoe
A Legionnaire since 1960, Jimmie Dee
Bledsoe, 79, of Stafford County, formerly of Woodbridge, passed away
Tuesday, March 29, 2005.
John W. "John
December 25th, 2004
Jim died Wednesday night, 9-22-04, in an ATV
Post 162 mourns the passing of our comrade and
good friend. Our post has lost a valued member.
Father of Jennifer,
Susan, Malila, Andrew and Adam; son of Gladys U. Byrne; brother of Edward
A. Byrne III and Linda; grandfather of Lucian.
I thought of you just the other day. I
wondered how you had been. I thought ďI need to call my old friendĒ. I
wish I'd made that call. I got a call today that said my friend has
gone. It's a sad day for me, I've loved and known you for so long. We
shared lots of memories together you and me. You were such a sweet
person, a wonderful Dad. A genuine good guy. A loving and funny
man, he was my true friend. I remember long ago we went to a funeral.
Jim had lost a fishing buddy. I had lost my brother. Some of you may
have heard this story, some of you were there. You see we got lost that
day in Kentucky. Jim stopped to ask directions. He came out
smiling from ear to ear. He said "I just met the honest to goodness
Barnie Fyfe" and we laughed until we cried. Jim, you made that day a
little easier for me. Today is also a sad day for me having to say
goodbye to you my friend. I will always remember you smiling from ear to
ear. I will cherish my memories of you. Iíll never let them die. Iíll
see you again one day on the other shore. I like to think you're already
fishing with the one's that went before. One day you, my friend, will
see me again and we will laugh with the angels for eternity.
"Charlie" Thomas Splaine, age 83, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, in
survived by his wife of 45 years Naomi; daughter Theresa Heiderschidt; and
three grandsons, James Fowler, and John and Sean Heiderschidt. He is also
survived by his sister Sarah Leonard.
served in the U.S. Air Force and was a Veteran of W.W. II. He moved to
Woodbridge in 1956 and was the co-founder of the Leonard-Splaine Company.
He was a member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, The Elks, and The
American Legion in Lorton.
POLACHECK. RICHARD A., MSG USA
(Ret.) Member Post 162, Lorton, Va
On July 13, 2004 of
Springfield, va, beloved husband of Jonilynn M.
Polacheck; loving father of Sheila A. McDaniel; stepfather of Katrina A.
Levett and Megan B. Benanck; brother of Robert Polacheck and grandfather
of Lauren McDaniel, LeAnn McDaniel, Bailey McDaniel and Abigail McDaniel.
Theodore D. Carr
William J. Collins
George A. Fryer
William R. Gregg
Louis J. Jurasits
Leonard J., Mangenello
Ronald L. Oaks
Vale D. Short
Robert T. Stead
Willis F. Chapman
Rodney M. Crump
Herman D. Donaldson
Allan H. Gordon
Ester V. Jones
Robert F. McKeon
Jeffrey F. Mosher
James J. O'Rourke
Joseph F. Stafford
Frank G. Vaquera