Mr. Gavin Eldridge Tameris (USAF Lt. Col. retired), 75, died February 15, 2014, at his home in Lake Ridge, VA. He served with distinction in the United States Air Force for 30 years as a navigator receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross. He followed his navigation career with computer management for the Air Force at the Pentagon before retiring to the private sector as a government contractor for US Customs, and finally retiring to work with local theater groups.

He loved attending classic car shows, computers, reading, acting and working with local theater, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife Claudia M. (Weaver) of 50 years; son Cetan A. Tameris and wife Theresa; daughter Sabrina R. Chandler and her husband Mark; and son Garrett A. Tameris; four grandchildren Brittany and Zachary Watson, Collin and Mackenzie Chandler; nieces and nephew Marisa, Corey, and Margo. He was preceded in death by his father and mother Eldridge Mercedes and Alta Vashta (Campbell) Tameris, his sister Jordyce Kay Page, and his brother Kimball Ray Tameris.

The family will receive friends at the MOUNTCASTLE TURCH FUNERAL HOME, 4143 Dale Boulevard, Dale City, VA on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 5 until 7 PM A Memorial Service will be on Friday, February 21 at 2 PM at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 12351 All Saints Place, Woodbridge, VA 22192. Inurnment will be at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors

In lieu of flowers the donations can be made in Gavin’s name to Castaways Repertory Theatre, PO Box 6148, Woodbridge, VA 22195-6148. www.castawaystheatre.org.