Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Former Hickory Cluster resident was 91.
Former Reston resident George Aristotle Contos, 91, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on March 15. He was born in Manhattan, NY on Dec. 6, 1921. He was preceded in death by his son Andrew Contos. Contos was a resident of Reston's Hickory Cluster from 1967 to 2008. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Nancy C. Contos; his daughter, Dr. Melissa Clark and her husband, Dr. Ron Clark of Richmond, VA; and his grandchildren, Kristen and Brian Clark of Richmond, VA. Private funeral services will be held at a later date. Click here to sign an online guest book.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Community planner's ideas impacted Reston, where he was a resident for 46 years.
Patrick Kane, a community planner who was instrumental in the development of Reston and was still concerned about the area 50 years later, died of lung cancer on Tuesday, his 77th birthday. Kane was the founding president of the the Reston Board of Commerce (later renamed the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce) and chair of the Chamber from 1982-86. He was chosen as Lord Fairfax by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 2010 for his contributions to the community. "Pat was a guy who had more thoughts per square inch than anyone I have ever known," said Reston founder Robert E. Simon. "He was a good man. I enjoyed his sense of humor and was impressed by his imagination." Karen Cleveland, the chamber's first executive director, recalls …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Robert Redmond, 45, injured Sunday at Breckenridge.
A Reston man died Wednesday after a ski accident in Colorado. Robert Redmond, 45, struck a tree Sunday while skiing at the Breckenridge Ski Resort, the Associated Press reports. He suffered head injuries and died Wednesday at a hospital in Denver. Redmond was a graduate of George Mason University was wearing a helmet, according to the Associated Press. Redmond worked as a real estate agent at Century 21 New Millennium in Chantilly. He is survived by his mother, Mary Rose; two sisters, Jackie Overton and Erin Redmond Webb and stepmother, Patricia Redmond. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Redmond, and another sister, Susan Redmond Kilby.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Longtime Restonian died Saturday.
Friday, January 25
Charles "Dan" McGuire, a longtime Restonian and former officer of the Reston Citizens Association, died Saturday at his home in Reston. He was the husband of Edie McGuire; father of son Shannon and daughter Kirsty; brother of Joy Breeze. Also survived by many relatives and close friends. Family and friends are invited to Dan's Life Celebration at Money and King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, VA. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to SPCA of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 100220, Arlington, VA 22210-3220 or …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Former Reston resident collapsed on bike path while visiting hometown earlier this week.
Services for Christoph Walker will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reston, with a reception immediately following the service at the Walker Nature Education Center. Walker, 51, collapsed and died while exercising Monday on the Reston path near French Horn Lane. He grew up in Reston but was a resident of Sacramento, Calif., since 2003. He was in town visiting family when he collapsed. Walker is survived by his partner of 24 years, Bob Herne; his two brothers Glenn and Jeff; and nieces Idalina, Delia and nephew Cyrus. He was the son of the late Vernon and Elfriede Walker. Christoph Walker's father, Vernon, was the director of Reston's first nature center. The Walker Nature Education Center is named for …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Early Reston leader died this week after December auto accident.
A memorial service for Frederick Naef, one of the early presidents of the Reston Homeowners Association, will be held at 1 pm. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Reston Naef, 76, of Reston, died earlier this week of injuries sustained in a Dec. 26 car accident near McLean. Naef led the association, the predecessor to Reston Association, from April to September 1971. In lieu of flowers, and as an expression of Naef's lifelong pursuit of learning, the family suggests a donation to an educational institution of your choice.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Herndon's Kathleen, Matthew and Christopher Peterson will be laid to rest Thursday.
The funeral mass for Kathleen, Matthew and Christopher Peterson will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Reston this week. The visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church, located at 11900 Lawyers Rd. in Reston. The funeral will be held there at 10 a.m. Thursday. Condolences, memories and donation opportunities for Kathleen, Matthew and Christopher can be found at Adams-Green Funeral Home's website by clicking here. See other related stories:
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Shannon Donley, 48, operated Fertile Plains Meats at Reston, Herndon and other area farmers markets.
Shannon Clark Donley, a longtime vendor at the Reston Farmers Market and other local markets, died on may 3 following a car accident near Leesburg. Donley, 48, of Shepherdstown, WV, operated Fertile Plains Meats. He had been a vendor at the Reston Farmers Market, which operates Saturdays at Lake Anne, for nine years. He recently also opened a stand at the Wednesday Smart Market in Reston. Donley was a seventh-generation farmer, according to an obituary in the Martinsburg (WV) Journal-News. He was also a certified lay speaker at Bethesda United Methodist Church at Molers Crossroads, WV, and a parishioner of New Street United Methodist Church in Shepherdstown. Donley was a member and Past Master of Mt. Nebo Lodge No. 91 A.F. & A.M., member …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Fred Crabtree, 96, was an icon in local little league, county park authority
He was one of a kind. A mover and a shaker, a dedicated volunteer and public servant with the ability to get things done, a family man and friend of young athletes, and most of all, a really nice guy that all of us are going to miss. We lost former Park Authority Board member Fred Crabtree on Sunday, March 11. At age 96 he left the game and is now remembered fondly as “Mr. Baseball.” He left behind a legacy of love and accomplishment. He was the loving husband of the late Ann Ruth Crabtree and father of Joyce Cockrille and Frederick “Rick” Crabtree, Jr. He is also survived by his two sisters, Gaynell and Joan and six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Those were his immediate family members, but …
Longtime Reston resident and activist died in Colorado.
A memorial service for longtime Reston activist Dick Hays will be held at the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods on Friday, March 23, at 1 p.m. Hays, 78, died of complications of Alzheimer's disease on Feb. 25 at his home in Castle Rock, CO, where he moved in 2010. A former deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Education, Hays and his late wife, Janet, moved to Reston in 1966 and both became very active in community affairs. They received a Best of Reston award in 2004. Hays was the first to hold several positions, including PTA president of both Lake Anne Elementary School and the Reston Citizens Association. He founded the Reston Bicycle Club, co-founded the Reston Triathlon, and played a major role in getting the W&OD…