Gerold Haase of Leesburg died May 11 at Loudoun Hospital Center.
Haase was born April 21, 1931 in Bremen, Germany to the late Johann and Else Haase. He was employed as an Administration Officer for the World Bank and also served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Nell-Jane S. Haase of Leesburg; two sons Peter Haase of Bristow, Virginia and Robert Haase of Springfield; one daughter, Heidi Tucker of Seattle, Washington; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held May 14 at Colonial Funeral Home followed by interment at Union Cemetery in Leesburg. Memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army, 64-C Plaza Street NE, Leesburg, VA 20176 or Children’s Hospital Foundation, 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington DC 20010. Arrangements by Colonial Funeral Home.
Raymond Jackson, a supervisor at SATO Travel, died May 16 at Loudoun Hospital.
He was born in Morristown, New Jersey to Jean Jackson and the late John Jackson.
Survivors include his wife, Karen; two sons, Sean and Andrew; one daughter Adrian Baechtel of Virginia; three brothers, Owen of New Jersey, John and Steven of Florida; and two sisters, Jean Jackson of Washington and Pat Somach of Texas.
A funeral mass will be offered at Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling on May 19 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 699, Vienna, VA 22183-0699 or the Sean and Andrew Jackson College Savings Account, Farmers & Merchants Bank, 22550 Davis Drive, Sterling, VA 20164.
Willemina (Billie) Black
Willemina (Billie) Black, 89, of Ashburn died May 21 at the Fairfax Nursing Center. Black, a homemaker, was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands to the late Leiving Roetman and Yanna Van’t Sant. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archibald George Black.
Survivors include one daughter Barbara Reith of Ashburn; one son George Black of Florida; four sisters, Diane Decker and Sanderina Kasper of New York, Anna Falloon and Jane Lewandowski of New Jersey; one brother, Leiving Roetman; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Visitation and a service were scheduled for May 24 at Colonial Funeral Home in Leesburg, with the Rev. Steve Costello officiating.
Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Northern Virginia, 885 Harrison Street, SE, Leesburg, Va. 20175 or the Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, 20688 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, Va. 21047.
Marie Krier Didier
Marie Krier Didier, 94, died July 16.
Born in Steinfort, Luxembourg, she came to the United States in 1957 with her husband Pierre, who died in 1987. They settled in Michigan and later moved to Northern Virginia.
Survivors include three sons, Lucien J. Didier, Paul N. Didier and Marcel R. Didier; three grandchildren, Craig B. Didier, Brian M. Didier and Christine M. Didier; and two great-grandchildren, Jordyn M. and Tristan M. Didier.
A Funeral Mass was held July 20 at Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling, with interment at Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Herndon. Arrangements were by Green Funeral Home.
Gene Aikens of Ashburn died July 4 at Loudoun Hospital Center.
Born May 25, 1937 in Rome, Ga., he served in the U.S. Air Force and later worked for 30 years in the building materials industry in Northern Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He was an avid golfer and taught golf for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Carol S. Aikens of Ashburn; four children, Wayne Allen Aikens, Melanie Jeanne Buchanan and Jamie Lynn Loewendick, all of Sterling, and Kerrie Diane Franklin of Ashburn; one brother, Larry M. Montgomery of Fairfax; and twelve grandchildren.
Services were held at Community Church of Sterling. Arrangements were by Green Funeral Home.
Nannie Bishop Fitzgerald
Nannie Bishop Fitzgerald died July 20 at Heritage Hall Health Care in Leesburg. Survivors include a nephew, Henry (Dyke) Bishop of Leesburg, and a niece, Annie Lee Rives of Ashburn She was the widow of the late Troy M. Fitzgerald.
Services were held July 23 at Colonial Funeral Home, with the Rev. Edgar J. Burkholder, Dr. Alan D. Stanford and the Rev. Bill Eaton officiating. Interment was at Union Cemetery in Leesburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Leesburg Baptist Church, 835 Lee Ave. S.W., Leesburg, Va. 20175.
James Sylvester Kerley
James Sylvester Kerley of Sterling died July 23 at Cameron Glen Care Center.
Born April 30, 1919 in Hartford, Ct., he had been employed as a postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Kerley of Sterling; two daughters, Kathy Mauser of Sterling and Mary Eileen Neel of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Thomas Kerley of Shelby, Oh.; one sister, Mary Currin of Thelmsford, Ma.; and five grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held July 26 at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment was held July 27 with military honors at Quantico National Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Green Funeral Home.
Howard Thomas Smith Jr.
Howard Thomas Smith Jr., 50, of Alexandria died Thursday, July 29 in Alexandria.
He was the father of Shannon Jones of Sterling and grandfather of Ahmet R. Darius Jones Jr.of Sterling.
Other survivors include a brother, Mark Smith of Camden, Del.; a sister, Donna Mucha of Newark, Del; and his fiancee, Sandra Morrell.
A native of Washington, D.C, he worked with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue for 24 years, and was with Station 21 in the Fair Oaks area at the time of his death. He was also a member of the Fairfax County Technical Rescue Team.
Services were held Aug 2 at Pender United Methodist Church in Fairfax, with Chaplain Jerry Foltz officiating. Graveside services were held Aug. 3 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Dover, Del.
Donations may take the form of contributions to the Fire Fighters Fund, 3001 Chainbridge Rd., Fairfax, Va. 22030 C/O Fairfax County Fire and Rescue. Arrangements were by Loudoun Funeral Chapel.
Richard James (Dick) Richardson
Richard James (Dick) Richardson, 73, who retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 1979 after 30 years of service, died of pneumonia July 14 at Memorial Hospital in York, Pa.
Richardson joined the CIA in 1950. Assignments included Japan, Thailand and South Vietnam.
The Richardson family moved in 1963 to Sterling, where Richardson helped establish the first Little League baseball league in Eastern Loudoun County. He was the father of the late Richard James Richardson Jr.
Survivors include his former wife, Patricia Richardson of Ashburn; five children, John Edward of St. Petersburg Beach, Fl., Craig Patrick of Ashburn, Michael Brian of Sterling, Patrick Fisher of the District of Columbia, and Elizabeth Tracy Wolter of Belvidere, Il.; three grandchildren, Shawn, Christine and Carolyn; and one brother, Donald Lee Richardson of Hampton, Va.
Inurnment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. Those wishing to attend should meet at the Administration Building at 1:30 p.m. There will be an informal reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. following the service in the View Ballroom at Key Bridge Marriott.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the WWII Memorial Foundation by calling 1-800-639-4992