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Graveside service set for former W-L principal

A graveside service for William Sharbaugh Jr., who served as principal of what was then Washington-Lee High School from 1976 to 1999, will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Kane, Pa., on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. Sharbaugh,...

Death of Dewberry brings back recollections of 1971 campaign

In a long, fruitful and storied life, making a run for political office represented just a small fraction of time. And for Sidney Dewberry, it also proved to be one of the few times he didn’t find success, even...

Great Falls leaders laud legacy of environmentalist

Former Great Falls resident and longtime environmentalist and animal lover Robin Ould Rentsch filled her life with adventures all over the world. Rentsch, who died of Alzheimer’s disease May 30 at age 83, “lived life with gusto and had endless...

Former Vienna town manager dies at 74

John Schoeberlein, who served as Vienna’s steady-as-you-go town manager for 26 years before retiring in May 2011, died May 30 at age 74. Schoeberlein collapsed while doing yard work and could not be revived by rescue personnel, said his wife,...

Tributes pour in after death of civic titan Hazel

The late John “Til” Hazel helped transform Northern Virginia into the heavily developed economic juggernaut it is today, elected officials and business leaders said. Tributes flowed in from local leaders after Hazel died March 15 at age 91 at his...

Noted local historian Connie Stuntz dies at 98

Connie Stuntz, a World War II cryptographer who later authored four books on Northern Virginia’s history, died Feb. 9 at age 98 at her Vienna-area home. Constance Barton Pendleton Stuntz was born Sept. 4, 1923, in Falls Church to Grace...

Fairfax officials mourn loss of former Dranesville supervisor

Former Dranesville District Supervisor Rufus Phillips III (D), who had served in the U.S. Army and later with the Central Intelligence Agency, died Dec. 29, 2021, at age 92 from complications of pneumonia. A longtime McLean resident, Phillips was elected...

Remembering Rich Doud, Arlington chamber president

Rich Doud, who led the Arlington Chamber of Commerce for 23 years before his retirement in 2014, died Dec. 9, 2021, at Virginia Hospital Center. Among Doud’s achievements during his service as top staffer at the business organization was creation...

Former County Board member Lowry dies at 103

When Roye Lowry was being presented with the Sun Gazette Cup for community leadership by the Arlington County Civic Federation in 2009, then-federation president Larry Mayer joked that he might lead a picket line outside Lowry’s house, aimed at...

Memorial service to honor former Electoral Board member

A memorial service honoring the life of former Arlington Electoral Board member Fred Berghoefer will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads. An engineer by profession, Berghoefer served as a Democratic member of...
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Cash from summer-reading program goes to Potomac Conservancy

Friends of the Arlington Public Library (FOAL) and Arlington Public Library recently presented a $5,498 check to the Potomac...
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