David L. Cornelius, Sr., 61, of Lorton passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at home surrounded by family.

Cornelius, a native of Atlantic City, NJ, was a US Army veteran. He retired after 24 years in the Army, and continued his career as a federal government employee.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Cornelius of Lorton; two daughters, Denise Cornelius of Ashburn and Danielle Arshon and husband Adrian of Fairfax; son, David L. Cornelius, Jr. and wife Nicki of Seattle, WA; sister, Rhonda Cornelius of Deltona, FL; and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family will schedule a celebration of life for David Cornelius at a later date.