The FBA and its members remember the friends of the association who may be gone, but not forgotten. We value their service to the community through their work toward justice and hope that this may serve as a tribute to them.
Alexander J. Conn, Esq.
Alexander J. Conn, Esq. died unexpectedly on January 6, 2016 at the age of 33.
Alexander is survived by his wife, Lacey Ullman Conn; his parents, Charles and Mary Jo Conn; his sister, Rachel Conn; his brother, Aaron Conn; and his grandparents, Robert and Mary Ann Atwood and Ann Conn.
Alexander received his J.D. from the University of Toledo, College of Law in 2008 and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Rochester in 2004. Prior to starting his own firm, The Law Offices of Alexander J. Conn, PLLC, he worked for the law firm of Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, P.C.
Alexander was very active in both the Fairfax Bar Association (FBA) and Fairfax Law Foundation (FLF), serving on the FBA Young Lawyers Board of Directors as a member and President-Elect; Young Lawyers Representative of the FLF Board of Directors; member of the FBA General District Court and Membership Committees; member and Volunteer Coordinator of the Heroes vs. Villains 5K Committee; and a frequent volunteer for the Court Tour Program. Alexander was an avid hiker who cherished spending time in nature and with his dog, Barkley.
He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
The Honorable Richard J. Jamborsky
The Honorable Richard J. Jamborsky passed away on September 25, 2015. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and several grandchildren.
Judge Jamborsky was born in Louisville, KY in 1936 and was raised in Savannah, GA. He attended George Washington University on scholarship and received both his undergraduate and law degrees from there. He would later become Adjunct Law Professor at GWU.
In 1966, Judge Jamborsky was hired as the first legal aid attorney in Fairfax County. He was appointed judge to the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court in 1968 and became its Chief Judge in 1975. In 1976, Judge Jamborsky was appointed judge to the Fairfax County Circuit Court and became Chief Judge from 1990-1994.
During his 30 years on the bench, he received numerous awards and honors for contributions to juvenile law, family law, and human rights. The Fairfax Law Foundation chose him to be the recipient of the "You Made a Difference Award" for his "enduring commitment to the access of justice for all."
Judge Jamborsky retired in 1996 but continued to work as a substitute judge and as mediator and arbitrator for The McCammon Group.
Judge Jamborsky had many interested outside the law including volunteering as a guide for the Kennedy Center and National Zoo and serving on the Board of the Arts Club of Washington. He also was an avid runner, completing over 60 marathons including 25 consecutive Boston Marathons. In 1981, he received a master's medal for completing the race in two hours thirty minutes and twenty-six seconds. Judge Jamborsky was a Washington sports fan and loved theater and appeared in such plays as 12 Angry Men and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Lowry Jock Miller
Lowry Jock Miller passed away on Friday, September 11, 2015 after battling cancer for over 18 years. He is survived by Marjorie Donald Miller, his devoted wife of fifty-five years.
Lowry was born in San Diego, California on November 15, 1937. Upon graduating from Fairfax High School in 1955, as a Virginia State Champion in the pole vault, he earned a track scholarship to the University of Richmond and graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in 1960. Lowry completed Officer Candidate School while at Richmond and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps Infantry. After serving four years on active duty he earned his law degree from T.C. Williams Law School at the University of Richmond in 1967. Lowry graduated from the Judge Advocate General School in 1974 and the U.S. Naval Justice School in 1977. He served in the Marine Corp Reserves as a JAG Officer until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1986.
Lowry was a distinguished lawyer practicing in Northern Virginia for four decades and was well known as a highly skilled trial attorney. He was a former member of the American, Virginia State, Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax Bar Associations. In addition, he was a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. He was also a member and former President of the Northern Virginia Defense Lawyers Association. He was admitted to practice law for the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Lowry successfully argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court of Virginia and also earned the distinct privilege to present cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Lowry enjoyed golfing, fishing, hiking, and joking with his many friends and family. He loved to share his passions with others. He could often be found on a lake, golf course, or trekking the Peaks of Otter, the Virginia Appalachian Mountains, and even led the more adventurous through the treacherous trails of Mt. Whitney, California.
In addition to his wife, Lowry is survived by daughter, Janet Klenkel and her husband, Pete, of Severna Park, Maryland.; daughter, Jeri Holland and her husband, Kevin, of Burke, Virginia.; grandchildren, Samantha Klenkel, Barbara Ann Youngs and her husband, Benjamin, and Stephanie and Alexander Holland, two great-grandsons, Blake and Luke Youngs; and his sisters, Sherry J. Blair and Lani J. Miller.
Joel A. Skirble
On Thursday, September 3, 2015, Joel Atlas Skirble of Falls Church, VA passed away. He was the beloved son of the late William and Paula Skirble and Ralph Atlas; beloved brother of Roseanne (Daniel Klein) Skirble; uncle of Gabriel, Refael and Ariel.
John E. "Jack" McCollum
On January 27, 2015, John Edward "Jack" McCollum lost his battle with lymphoma and passed peacefully, surrounded by family. He was 84 years old.
Jack received his undergraduate degree from American University in Washington, DC and his law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University in 1958 where he was a member of the Delta Theta Phi Legal Honor Society. He was a member of the Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, and Florida Bars. He passed the Virginia State Bar in 1959 and subsequently opened an office as a sole practitioner in Springfield, Virginia, specializing in personal injury and domestic relations law.
He lived most of his life in Fairfax County, Virginia and during that time, he was an active member in the Springfield Optimist Club, St. Mary's Catholic Church Council, a member of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, the president of the Lorton PTA, and was involved in other civic organizations as well. After practicing law for more than 30 years, he retired to Fort Myers, Florida with his wife, Erika.
Jack was the oldest of four children and is survived by his sister, Mary Clare Holder of Annapolis, Maryland. He is also survived by his five children and their spouses: John W. McCollum and wife, LuAnn; Kathleen M. Weden and husband, Christopher; Michael E. McCollum, M.D. and wife, Meredith; Kara J. Rogers and husband, Charles; and, Edward J. McCollum and wife Traecy, in addition to 13 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Erika, predeceased him in August 2014.
A memorial service in celebration of Jack's life was recently held at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Fort Myers, Florida. At Jack's request, his ashes were distributed in the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Myers Beach where he had spent countless days of his retirement enjoying his favorite activity - fishing. Jack may have departed this physical world, but he will remain in the hearts of those dear to him. He was fond of an Irish blessing that reads: May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
John D. Brosnan
Beloved husband of Carmel; loving father of Angela (Christopher) Walsh, Denis (Katherine), Sheila, and Daniel. Cherished grandfather of Julia Mae, Lily Katherine, and Annabel Marie Walsh. Dear brother of Patrick, Nora Sutter, Sheila, and the late Mary Hunt.
Robert E. Shoun
Bob grew up on a small tobacco farm in southern Virginia. Bob attended Randolph-Macon College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and then Duke University Law School, on full academic scholarship. Following law school he volunteered for a three-year tour of duty as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. His tour of duty included a year in Vietnam, where he alternately prosecuted and defended general courts martial and authored a weekly article in Pacific Stars and Stripes on federal tax law.
Following his military service, Bob accepted a position with a small law firm in Alexandria where he served as lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials and was introduced to family law. Thereafter he opened his own solo law practice devoted to family law. Over the years, Bob transitioned from solo practitioner to senior partner of ShounBach, one of largest family law firms in the Commonwealth.
Bob authored many articles and frequently taught continuing legal education seminars for attorneys and judges throughout Virginia, including lecturing on domestic relations case law at the Annual Virginia Judicial Conference for 17 consecutive years.
Joe Condo, Bob's long-time legal adversary and good friend, described him as the "gold standard, widely respected by the bar and the bench, with an encyclopedic knowledge of the law." He added, "Countless other lawyers and I often sought out Bob for advice on challenging issues in our practices, and he never failed to give generously of his time. As we opposed each other in divorce cases over the years, I became an admirer of Bob's professionalism and skill, both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, his unfailing courtesy, and his integrity, and we became good friends. He leaves a void that can never be filled."
Bob recently said in an interview that he loved family law because it offered him the privilege to help each client through the most emotionally complex period of his or her life. He had a superb sense of the legal ability of younger lawyers, hence his firm has and will continue to carry on his legacy.
Bob was a self-described "sports fanatic," dating back to his days as a Little Leaguer and high school baseball and basketball letterman. Such experiences spurred his love for the Boston Red Sox, Washington Redskins, and Duke Blue Devils basketball team. He was known for his extensive knowledge of sports history and trivia.
Bob is survived by his wife, Debbie Shoun, his sister, and three children, Kathryn, Michael, and Robert.
Charles W. Sloan
After a short, hard battle with brain cancer, Charles W. Sloan died at home on the evening of Tuesday, July 7th. He practiced law in Virginia since 1966 and was a partner at Sloan & Swedish in Vienna.
H. Kendrick Sanders "Ken"
Ken Sanders passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015 with family at this side. He was 75.
Ken was born in Washington, DC, grew up in Arlington, and was a proud alumnus of the University of Virginia where he received his undergraduate and law degrees. Ken practiced law for 50 years, starting his career as a prosecutor and then later in a successful private practice.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, four children, four grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Ken had incredible wit, charm, and a thirst for knowledge.
He loved fishing, golfing, reading, traveling, and skiing.
Mary Ellen Craig
Retired Reston family law attorney Mary Ellen Craig died on June 12, 2015, surrounded by her family.
Mary Ellen received a bachelor's degree from Purdue University in 1961 and a master's degree from Columbia University in 1964. She then spent several years in Chile working for the Peace Corps. She graduated from American University, Washington College of Law in 1979. She was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Frank Q. Nebeker at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Ms. Craig began private practice in in 1980 as a sole practitioner. She was a founding member of Craig & Hirsch, P.C. in 1989 (now, Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C.), and retired from the firm in 2006. Mary Ellen was a Past President of the Reston Association, the governing body of Reston, at a critical time in Reston's evolution.
Grace Rebecca Mann
Grace Rebecca Mann, beloved daughter of Melissa Schulman and The Honorable Thomas Peter Mann, Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations judge, passed away on April 17, 2015. She was 20.
A junior at the University of Mary Washington, Grace was known on campus for her passion for gender equality. She was majoring in history and American studies and was a student leader and board member of Feminist United, a member of the Student Senate, and an appointed member of the University task force on sexual assault.
In addition to her parents, Grace is survived by grandfather, George Mann and was the granddaughter of the late Harriet Mann, and the late Julius and Marion Schulman; niece of Stephen and Marsha Schulman, Jeff and Marcy Schulman, Eric Schulman and Share Maack, Andrew and Kathy Mann, Steven and Stephanie Mann and Richard and Lisa Mann. She is also survived by many friends, family, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to RCASA (Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault) www.rcasa.org. The Mann family also intends to establish a fund at the University of Mary Washington to honor Grace.
The Honorbale J. Conrad Waters, Jr.
On March 19, 2015, retired General District Court Chief Judge, J. Conrad Waters, Jr., passed away. Born in 1936 , he grew up in Arlington, Virginia, graduating from Washington Lee High School in 1954. He attended Roanoke College, where he met his wife, Terry. They married in 1960 and had one child, Laurie.
Judge Waters graduated from Seton Hall University Law School in 1968, and briefly practiced law in New Jersey. He returned to Virginia and first worked in the Office of the Fairfax County Executive until he joined the Commonwealth Attorney's Office. After working for the Commonwealth Attorney, Judge Waters had a very successful career as a criminal defense attorney. With the support of the Fairfax Bar, Judge Waters was appointed to the Fairfax General District Court in 1979. He was Chief Judge of the General District Court from 1986 until shortly before his judicial retirement in 2001. Even after his 2001 retirement, he continued to serve the Commonwealth as a substitute Judge on an as needed basis.
He enjoyed being with his family, fishing, traveling to his place in Virginia's "south country" and playing golf. He also liked fast cars and motorcycles.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Judge Waters held a wide variety of jobs, and that allowed him to have a unique understanding of those that appeared in Court before him. As a teenager, he worked in a gas station. He drove a tow truck and a concrete mixer. He served with Honor in the United States Navy. He helped his grandfather build an apartment building in Arlington. He was a volunteer firefighter in Ballston, and later facilitated the necessary relocation of the firehouse for the subway project. He drove an ambulance for Bethesda Chevy Chase Rescue Squad. He was a police officer in Washington, DC; a workers' compensation investigator; and, a law clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey.
Judge Waters used his wide background in these many different walks of life to oversee the judicial operations of the busiest General District Court in the Commonwealth. He was a longtime member of Washington Golf & Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. He is survived by his wife (Terry), daughter (Laurie) and sister (Charlotte Waters).
Rhonda J. Macdonald
Rhonda J. Macdonald, age 57, died on March 16, 2015 after a brief illness. She practiced trust and estate law in Northern Virginia since 1986, opening her own practice in 1996. She served as Chair of the Fairfax Bar Wills, Trusts and Estates section and over the years was quoted extensively in Washington Post articles on estate administration and taxation. Rhonda was well respected for her professionalism in all aspects of her practice. Rhonda grew up in Walcott, North Dakota, attended Concordia College, and later received her J.D. from the University of North Dakota School of Law. She is survived by her husband, Jeff, and children Kelly, Ryan and Danny, as well as a large extended family and innumerable friends.
Lance Daniel Gardner
Lance Daniel Gardner died peacefully at his home in Fairfax, VA on February 23, 2015. He was 69. Lance was born to Vincent and Velva Gardner on December 19, 1945 in Bradford, PA. Upon completion of Bradford Central Christian School in 1963, he went onto receive his BS from Pennsylvania State University and later his Masters Degree in tax law from the Georgetown University Law Center. Completing graduation, Lance would go onto a successful career in federal tax administration. In 1983, Lance received his JD with Distinction from George Mason University of Law. There he was awarded the Scholarship Key from Delta Theta Phi Honor Fraternity and the American Jurisprudence Award from the law school. Lance was known for his legal insight, but he also was known for his generous support of various charities, his broad knowledge of scientific advances, and his devotion to the Outer Banks, North Carolina.
William ("Bud") F. Roeder, Jr.
William ("Bud") F. Roeder, Jr. passed away on January 6, 2015 after a long battle of scleroderma induced pulmonary fibrosis. He was active in the legal community and served as Fairfax Bar President in 1978-1979. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Louis Lawrence de Nicola
Louis Lawrence de Nicola was born on November 10, 1924 in New York City. After Louis graduated from Xavier High School in New York City he joined the United States Navy Submarine Service. Following his service in the Navy, Louis earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and subsequently his J.D. and LL.M. both from Georgetown University's Law School. He was admitted to the Bar in 1954 and was a practicing Attorney in Alexandria, VA until he retired in 2002.
Beloved husband of the late A. Jeanne (Roepke) de Nicola, Louis is survived by his three sons, Charles Lynch de Nicola and wife Susan of Elwood, IN, Lawrence Fitzpatrick de Nicola of Manassas, VA and John Barry de Nicola and wife, Dana of Ashburn, VA; three grandchildren, Jean Marie de Nicola of Macclenny, FL, Evan James de Nicola of Ashburn, VA and Kyle Matthew de Nicola of Ashburn, VA, and many devoted friends.
J. Ronald Lynch, Esq.
The Honorable R. Terrence Ney
Archie Joseph "A.J." Albanese, Esq.
A. J. Albanese died on August 30, 2014 at the age of 97. He was a longtime McLean resident and Fairfax City Attorney, and was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army (Ret.). Beloved husband of the late Jeanne T. Albanese and Sally Albanese. He is survived by his 5 children, Michael G. Albanese, David A. (Rebecca) Albanese, Ronald J. Albanese, Mark S. Albanese and Jeanne "Gigi" (Jerry) Garafalo, two step-children, Andrew (Elizabeth) Oman and Anne Oman, as well as 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Courtland L. Traver, Jr., Esq.
Courtland L. Traver, Jr. passed away on March 30, 2014. He was born on September 20, 1935 and is survived by his wife, sister, son, two daughters, two step-daughters, seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Upon graduating the University of Connecticut, he entered the Naval Aviation School in Florida and later studied law at Georgetown University. He was a partner at McGuire Woods until his retirement in 2000.
Anthony E. Grimaldi, Esq.
Anthony Grimaldi passed away on January 14, 2014 surrounded by family. Mr. Grimaldi was a 1952 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and later Georgetown Law School in 1957. He began his legal career at DC Transit Company and then joined the firm of O'Brien and Clague in Washington, DC. After moving to Virginia, he became partner of Doherty, Sheridan and Grimaldi in Fairfax. He later practiced law with William Virgulak and Dana Scott in Fairfax and Leesburg and was also co-founder and President of Attorneys Arbitration and Mediation, Inc. Before retiring in January of 2013, he was Of Counsel for the law firm of Brault, Palmer, Steinhilber & Robbins, LLP. Mr. Grimaldi is survived by his wife of 56 years, five children, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two brothers.
Gerard F. Treanor, Jr.
Gerard F. Treanor, Jr., was born July 1, 1943 and died October 30, 2013. Gerry was a graduate of St. Anselm's Abbey School, the College of the Holy Cross, and the Columbus School of Law. Gerry clerked for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Edward Curran. Gerry also served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Judge Advocate General Corps and was stationed in Exmouth, in Northwest Cape, Australia. While there, he met his future wife, Sandra Smith. Later, Gerry became a well respected prosecutor in the United States Attorney's Office. He continued his career in private practice specializing in white-collar crime, first at Dolan & Treanor, then with Cacheris & Treanor, and finally at Venable LLP where he ran the pro bono program and was honored with the Benjamin R. Civiletti Pro Bono Award for Excellence. Gerry was a loyal and proud member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Association of Assistant United States Attorneys, the Barristers, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown.
Over the course of Gerry's career, many young lawyers sought his advice and benefited greatly from his wise counsel. He was known as an acclaimed storyteller, one who would never let facts get in the way of a good story. Gerry is survived by his wife, daughter, son, mother, and brothers. He is predeceased by his father and youngest brother. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gerry's name to the Wendt Center for Loss & Healing and the Whitman-Walker Clinic.
Jeffrey B. Cohen
Former Fairfax Bar Association member Jeffrey B. Cohen passed away on August 1, 2013 following a lengthy period of declining health. Services were held in memory of Jeff on August 4, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he had returned years ago to be near his family. Jeff was a partner in the Law Firm of Hale Hassan Carlson & Penn from 1989 through 2002. He was well-liked by his many friends in the legal community. He enjoyed a reputation for being an optimistic, hard-working, and personable colleague. His partners and friends remember him as a loving father who cherished his family. He especially enjoyed time with his family playing golf and snow skiing.
John J. Karcha
John passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. He was known throughout Fairfax County as a dedicated attorney and a faithful member of his church who always gave his time when asked to help or to serve.
Hon. H. Selwyn Smith
Robert J. Duffett
John M. Braswell
Blaine P. Friedlander
E. Eugene Luther
Raymond D. Kline
David Lee Hilton
H. Kent Kidwell
William S. Taylor
Bobbie Jane Denny
Dickson Fleming Young
Dickson was a retired New York Police Captain, working with the NYPD for 35 years. He was an avid golfer who over his lifetime participated in and won the PSAL City Championship; the Metropolitan Golf Association Championship; the New York Police Golf Open; the William Henry Beers Memorial Trophy; the Metropolitan Amateur; the Long Island Open; the Ike Tournament; and was the Club Champion of AlderCress Golf Course (Bergen, NJ); Douglaston Golf Course (New York, NY) and Kissena Golf Course (Flushing, NY). He was noted in the NY Times World Telegram as having the first of “4 aces” in his lifetime on 06/30/42. For the majority of his golf career his handicap was a 0. He was named “the Ace” of the NYC Police Department. His greatest golf experience was the time spent with his son in Scotland where they played all of the courses of the British Open era.
Haynie Seay Trotter
Dr. Alice Kassabian
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Dr. Alice Kassabian to the Armenian National Committee of America Endowment.
Justice Leroy Hassell
A native of Norfolk, Justice Hassell graduated from Harvard Law School. In 1989, then Gov. Gerald L. Baliles appointed Hassell to the Supreme Court. In 2002, he became the state's first African-American chief justice, a position he served for two four-year terms.
The court disclosed the news of Justice Hassell's passing in a brief statement, but did not include cause of death or other details.
Philip M. Keating
Ann Elmore Keith
Joseph C. Bennet, Jr.
Richard E. Henning Jr.
Richard Henry Lewis
Born April 25, 1929, he was the son of the late Henry and Helen Lewis of Arlington, VA. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Dianne L. Lewis, also survived by his daughters Susan Casey, Jennifer Carroll, Christina Canouse and two sons Richard and John Lewis. Also, his brother Robert Lewis of Oregon. He leaves behind nine grandchildren.
Dick attended Washington and Lee High School in Arlington, VA and continued his education at the College of William and Mary, then graduating from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at William and Mary. Excelling in sports, he was inducted into the William and Mary Hall of Fame and named an All-American. Dick also served during the Korean Conflict and was a proud member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Edward J. Walinsky
Thomas P. Mains, Jr.
Thomas A. Mickler
Mary E. Becker
Judge Paul D. Brown
George E. Cranwell
Bonnie Scott Byrd
In addition to Dick and Nancy, Bonnie is survived by her two children, Nicholas and Kelly Carriger, her husband Alan Larson, and her brother and sister, Bradford Byrd and Beverly Byrd Buswell.
Hon. Carleton Penn II
Judge Penn attended the public schools of Roanoke, Virginia, Roanoke College, and the University of Virginia. He was awarded his bachelor’s degree at the University of Virginia in absentia while at Marine Boot Camp at Parris Island, South Carolina during World War II. He was commissioned at Quantico, Virginia in August 1943, and was assigned to the First Marine Division in the South Pacific. He landed in the fourth assault wave at Peleliu and was later wounded there on Bloody Nose Ridge while directing artillery fire during that battle; he was awarded the Silver Star Medal and the Purple Heart.
After military service he returned to the University of Virginia and received his law degree in 1948. He then became an Associate of Elijah B. White, Esquire, in Leesburg, Virginia, and opened his own law office in 1950. In 1952 he was appointed Trial Justice (now District Judge) and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge of Loudoun County, which offices he held until 1958.
Upon the death of the Commonwealth’s Attorney in 1968, Penn was appointed to fill the unexpired term of the prosecutor. However, in 1970 he was elected by the General Assembly of Virginia to the bench of the Circuit Court for Loudoun, Fauquier, and Rappahannock Counties. He presided in that Circuit until his retirement in 1987. After retirement he continued to sit as a retired judge in the courts of the Circuit and other courts until 2004.
Before coming to the Circuit Bench he served on the Condemnation Commission of the United States Court acquiring lands for Dulles Airport, the Dulles Airport Access Road and other Federal projects. He was Master of Olive Branch Masonic Lodge, President of the Leesburg Lions Club, and on the Board of the Peoples National Bank of Leesburg, Virginia.
Known by his friends as “Biff,” Judge Penn enjoyed tennis, playing each Sunday with the “Awful Awesome Foursome,” in earlier days before indoor courts came to Loudoun County, regardless of the weather, sometimes scraping snow from the tennis court. He was also known for his strong sense of ethics, his memory for details, and his great sense of humor.
Mary Elizabeth Pierce
Mary was born on Capitol Hill in Washington, D. C. in 1922, and grew up in Arlington. Her father was Gorman Hendricks, a muckraking Washington journalist who gained celebrity for going to jail rather than disclose his sources for a story about speakeasies, and later played himself in the 1956 film "On the Bowery". In 1944 she married William Arthur ("Bud") Pierce. They lived in Fairfax for most of their lives and raised eight children there. She began college at the age of 16 at Mary Washington College, and finished at age 46 at George Mason University. She "read law" in the offices of Friedlander & Friedlander instead of going to law school, and began her practice in 1974 at an office in the Mosby Building. Mrs. Pierce was a perennial Guardian-Ad-Litem in Fairfax in child welfare and custody cases, as her real-life experience with children, adolescents and mothering made her a favorite appointee with many of the judges. She also did divorce and adoption work, at times defended criminal cases and somehow found time to serve in Appalachian communities as a VISTA volunteer. Bud died in 1992. Despite attempts to retire, her practice continued until 2000 when she moved to Richmond, where one of her sons and two of her daughters reside.
Lane R. Gabeler-Millner
Paul George Varoutsos
He is survived by his wife, two sons, including Judge George D. Varoutsos of the Arlington Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, a brother, and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Varoutsos Fund, Arlington Community Foundation, 2525 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201.
Henry Clinton Mackall
William H. “Bill” Hansbarger
M.W. "Bill" Kirkpatrick, Jr.
Roshawne Romney "Shawnie" Tull
Roshawne Romney "Shawnie" Tull passed away May 1, 2009. She was generous and compassionate. She is survived by three young sons and husband, Travis Downing Tull.
Ethan Allen Turshen
Ethan Allen Turshen passed away on February 9, 2009 Fairfax Hospital. Ethan practiced law in Arlington, and also formerly served the Virginia State Bar as a district committee member and chair, and as a guardian ad litem. He was a devoted husband and father, and was so very proud of his exceptional family. His dedication to friends and family was earnest, motivated by love, selfless, and altruistic. He quietly assisted others, and never sought credit or recognition for doing so.
Ronald K. “Ron” Ingoe
Ronald K. “Ron” Ingoe passed away on February 4, 2009, at the age of 69. Born in Salem, VA, Ingoe received his B.S. from the University of Virginia in 1960. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1960-1965, before attending Washington & Lee Law School, where he served as the Editor of the W&L Law Review before graduating with his LL.B. in 1968. Mr. Ingoe began his practice at Boothe, Prichard & Dudley. He also practiced with Durrette & Roeder, P.C., before opening his own private practice in Loudoun County. Mr. Ingoe is survived by his sister, Barbara, and his brother Michael.
William M. Baskin, Sr.
William Maxwell Baskin, Sr. passed away peacefully on December 5, 2008 at the age of 87. Born in Birmingham, Alabama on August 12, 1921, he served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II before attending the George Washington University where he received his bachelors and law degree. He began his law practice in Falls Church in 1950, and continued until his retirement in 1992. He was a past president of the Fairfax Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. His wife Betty passed away in September 2008. He is survived by two children, William M. Baskin, Jr. and Becky Lee Warner and four grandchildren.
Ralph L. Payne
Ralph L. Payne, president of the Alexandria Bar Association in 1961, died on Sept 23 in Richmond, VA. He is remembered as being an extraordinarily honest man. He served as a Lieutenant in the 101st Airborne Division. He was won a silver star (pinned on by General Eisenhower), a bronze star, and two purple hearts for his service.
Joseph V. Gartlan
Senator Joseph Gartlan, who represented Fairfax County in the Virginia General Assembly until 2003, passed away. He was 82.
It is with great sadness that the Alexandria Bar Association reports the loss of Tom Foltz from an apparent heart attack on Sunday, July 20. Tom was president of the Alexandria Bar Association in 1986. He has been an assistant attorney general since 1999.
The Honorable David T. Stitt
The FBA is saddened to learn of the loss of Judge David T. Stitt who passed away on Saturday, May 10. A memorial service has been scheduled for Judge Stitt for Sunday, June 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in courtroom 5J - located in the new courthouse at 4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax. There is parking adjacent to the Judicial Center.
Suzanne Morris, Courtroom Clerk to the Hon. Janine Saxe
We regret to inform you of the passing of Suzanne Morris. We are deeply saddened by her sudden passing. Arrangements are still pending and once we have those details, we will forward the information to you.
Charles W. Kramer, Esq.
On Wednesday, March 26, 2008, Charles W. Kramer of North Potomac, MD passed away. Beloved husband of Wendy E. Kramer; loving father of Richard Ian and Ashley Elizabeth Kramer; loving brother of Phyllis and Jeffrey Kramer; beloved son of Evelyn and Abraham Kramer.
Joseph L. Duvall, Esq.
Joe Duvall passed away on March 23, 2008. Joe Duvall was the son of Catherine Dwyer Duvall and Robert Andrew Duvall of Washington, DC. Joe is survived by his wife, Vera Vinson Duvall and daughters, Laura Gabrielle Duvall and Catherine Duvall Berrero and granddaughters, Alexandria and Olivia Barrero. Joe graduated from Coolidge High School in Washington, DC; served in the US Army, 1949-51 and graduated from American University with BS and LLB degrees. He practiced law with the ICC and after two years opened a private practice in Fairfax, where he practiced for 30 years. He was active in church and civic affairs, serving as Republican County Committee Chairman; President Fairfax Kiwanis; member Fairfax Rotary; President Fairfax Bar Association; member VFW and honorary member Virginia State Police Association. He retired in 1993 to pursue hobbies of chess and sailing.
Charles Richard Martin, Esq.
Charles Richard Martin, Esq., age 66, of Burke, VA died on Monday, February 11, 2008. He was a partner at the law firm of Martin & Arif. Survived by his wife, Joyce Lynn Martin; children: Shaun Martin, Brian Martin, Christopher Martin, Kelly Kersey and Jonathan Martin; brother, John Edward Martin and nine grandchildren.
Stephen Lewis Best, Esq.
Stephen Lewis Best, 74, former named partner in McCandlish Lillard Church & Best (now McCandlish & Lillard), and President of the Fairfax Bar Association in 1979, passed away suddenly on January 31, 2008. He was living in Abaco Bahamas, near Hopetown.
Steve came to McCandlish Lillard in 1961 as an associate when another of its partners, Calvin Van Dyck , was named to the Circuit Court Bench. Steve was an extremely bright and capable lawyer, having attended Kenyon College in Ohio before traveling East to pursue law school at George Washington University. At McCandlish, he developed a general business practice and represented Virginia National Bank (later Sovran, Nations Bank, and Bank of America) as well as other local lenders. He also practiced in the area of trusts and estates and became very knowledgeable in fiduciary matters. Best was very popular, active in civic affairs, and well-liked by lawyers inside and outside of the Firm. Best served as Deputy Commissioner of Accounts for many years under Robert McCandlish. Steven L. Best was President of the Fairfax Jaycees in 1965, and an officer of the Cancer Crusade Committee in 1966, among many other civic activities.
In the early 90's, after 33 years of private practice and some real estate development, Best began to spend more and more time pursuing his interests in art and sailing. Until his death, he lived near Hopetown in Abaco, Bahamas where he enjoyed some golf, but mostly painting, sailing and writing.