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Charles Ray Wildman

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Charles Ray Wildman, age 89 of North Olmstead, Ohio, formerly of Manassas, VA died on July 17, 2017.

He was born on October 9, 1927 in Stowe, Ohio, son of the late Claude Ray Wildman and Ollie Jones Wildman. He was also preceded in death by his wife Doris S. Wildman.

Survivors include his son Brian E. Wildman and wife Bonnie; one brother John Wildman, three sisters Sarah Sayre, Alice Icenhower and Barbara Lockhart; three grandchildren Amelia Wildman, Sara Klem and Michelle Spaqi and by four great grandchildren Matthew Klem, Leo Spaqi, Aubrey Klem, and Hunter Klem.

The family will receive friends at Pierce Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 9609 Center Street, Manassas, VA on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 7-9 PM where funeral services will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Interment Stonewall Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorial contributions be made to Crossroads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Road, Suite 270, Valley View, Ohio 44125.

Mary Virginia Lusby

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MARY VIRGINIA LUSBY, age 91, died peacefully on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Prince William Hospital in Manassas, Virginia. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Richard Lusby Jr. Mary is survived by her two daughters, Bonnie Lusby and Karen (Mark) Watjen; three grandchildren, Mark (Jennifer)Watjen Jr., Christopher Watjen, and Bethany Watjen; three great-grandchildren, Jordan, Angel, and Jaxson, three sisters, Betty Farr, Peggy (Lee) Conley, and Nancy Farr, and a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 10:00am-12:00pm on Monday, July 24,2017 at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home 4143 Dale Boulevard Dale City, VA 22193, funeral service to follow at 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to Alzheimer foundation Internment is private.

Gail Tice Burda

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Gail Tice Burda, age 83, and a longtime resident of Woodbridge, Virginia, died from stroke-related complications on July 15, 2017.
Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, Gail was a graduate of New Jersey State Teachers College, Newark, New Jersey, (now Kean University). She and her husband, Henry F. Burda, moved to Prince William County, Virginia in 1962 to assume ownership and operation of Story Book Land on Route 1 in Woodbridge, which was founded and built by her father, Delmar Tice. Following the closure of Story Book Land in 1979, Gail resumed her teaching career and served as a language arts teacher at Woodbridge Senior High School, a position she held until her retirement in 1999. At WSHS, Gail was one of the early sponsors of Eddas, the highly acclaimed student literary magazine.
Gail was very active in the community. She was a member of the Woodbridge Lioness Club, the Prince William Conservation Alliance, and the Prince William Committee of 100, and was a regular volunteer at Chinn Library. She served many years on the Occoquan District Land Use Advisory Committee. Gail was also a committed member of the Prince William Democratic Committee and over the years participated in many campaigns to promote the causes she believed in.
Gail is survived by her two daughters: Patricia Burda of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and her husband, Joseph Guerra, and Linda Boaz of Bealeton, Virginia, and her husband, Charles Boaz. Her surviving grandchildren are Alexander and Anne Guerra and Suzannah and Autumn Boaz. She is also survived by her sister, Jane Tice Touchet of Woodbridge.
Gail was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Henry Burda, and by her parents, Delmar and Carolyn Tice.
Funeral arrangements will be private. Those wishing to honor Gail may make a donation to the local animal rescue charity SADSAC (Save a Dog, Save a Cat), P.O. Box 972, Dumfries, VA 22026, www.sadsac.org; or to the Natural Resources Defense Council, 40 W. 20th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10011 (www.nrdc.org).

Francis Gerard McBride

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Francis (Frank) G. McBride of Nokesville, VA passed away peacefully on July 17, 2017 (age 71) after a valiant battle against cancer. Born on June 17, 1946 to William J McBride, Jr. and Magdalena (Lee) Nuber McBride both of whom predeceased him.After receiving his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University (1968) he then received his J D degree from the University of Virginia in 1971. In Northern Virginia and The District of Columbia he practiced law for over 27 years. He was a member of the bars of the Supreme Court for United States and the Fourth Circuit of the US Court of Appeals. He specialized in juvenile, commercial litigation and landlord/tenant law.
He had a great involvement with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). His involvement with SCCA was as Instructor and Crew Chief for multiple race teams. Frank assisted with the SCCA Summit Point drivers’ school for many years and served as the DC Region’s counsel for several decades.
Mr McBride is survived by his brothers William (Charla) of Acworth GA and Stephen of Berkley, CA. Also surviving are his nephews Michael (Dawn) and Robert (Amy) and niece Victoria as well as 6 great nieces and nephews. In addition his cousins James McBride and Margaret (Peggy) Walsh.
Celebrations of Life will be held in Virginia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at later dates. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Irene R. O’Konski

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IRENE ROGACKI O’KONSKI of Nokesville VA, died peacefully in her home on July 15, 2017.
Born in Harrison NJ in 1925, Irene was the daughter of John and Leona Rogacki. She graduated St Cecilia High School in 1943 and attended Morris County Community College in 1977, receiving a computer languages certificate. She married Alphons O’Konski in 1951. They had four children, and resided mainly in Mountainside NJ. Residence in Nokesville VA commenced in 1984. Irene’s marriage, family and home flourished by her love, wisdom and touch for over 65 years. She is survived by her loving husband, four sons, four daughters-in-law, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Irene viewed her vocation to be mother and homemaker for her family, to whom she was proudly and lovingly committed. Her Catholic faith, Polish heritage, and her family were of highest importance. She was an accomplished chef and baker, a church choir soprano, an enthusiastic traveler, and a voracious reader. Family holidays and celebrations were important to her, and she orchestrated them personally, especially the Christmas Vigils. She enjoyed the seashore and fostered many beachside family vacations. She completed a pilgrimage to Rome in 2001. It included meeting St John Paul II, who conversed with her in Polish, blessed her, and encouraged her.
Our Irene will be remembered for her generous and loving nature, her personal talents, creativity and accomplishment, and the patient selfless support she granted to her husband and children, her extended family, and many friends. Her beauty, talents and judgment were peerless. And her sharp intelligence and keen sense of humor left its mark.
There will be a Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manassas on Thursday July 21 at 11 AM, preceded by a viewing at 10, and followed by burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider arranging for a Mass for the repose of her soul, or consider a donation to Karen Ann Quinlan Center of Hope Hospice in Newton NJ (http://www.karenannquinlanhospice.org), one of Irene’s special projects.

Adam Christopher Capers

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Adam Christopher Capers was born on December 22, 1968 in Cleveland, Ohio to Darrel Capers, Sr. and Debra Coleman, just eight minutes ahead of his twin brother Alan. He departed this life on July 3, 2017 in Okinawa, Japan at the age of 48. Adam was a 1988 James Ford Rhodes High School graduate; he attended his beloved alma-mater Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science in 1996.

Adam was always known as an all-around great guy with a big heart. Adam married his wife Stacey in 2000, two years after he had a serendipitous meeting with her father in 1998. Their union produced two children, Arielle and Evan. Family was Adam’s highest priority. He loved being a father and made sure he spent memorable moments with his family – whether it was playing Legos with his son, taking long drives with his daughter just to talk, or sharing funny stories about his childhood, or going on runs/walks with his wife. He also enjoyed cooking breakfast on the weekends while often Skyping family members; he enjoyed watching Westerns, Sci-Fi movies, and Big 10 games. His other favorite pastime on Saturday evenings was to watch historical profiles and “extreme” reality TV shows on Discovery Channel and National Geographic. A devoted Clevelander, he could tell you anything about the city and is a die-hard fan of the Indians, the Browns, and Cavaliers.

Adam initially professed his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ on May 11, 1980 at Eastview United Church of Christ in Cleveland, Ohio. He later rededicated his life to Christ in 2006, while under the ministry of Reverend Elder Burnard Furbush, Sr. and his wife Marilyn – his spiritual parents. He was an active member of Word Alive Church International in Manassas, VA continuing to grow in discipleship, and serving in many parts of the ministry under the leadership of Bishop Wesley T. Cherry, Sr.

Adam began his professional career with Ryerson Tull, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. He continued working in business management and procurement at Laughlin, Marionaccio & Owens Advertising, Inc. in Arlington, Virginia, The Chimes, Inc, in Baltimore, Maryland, and then at SourceAmerica in Vienna, VA where he worked as a Senior Project Manager for 10 years. He most recently served as an Administrative Officer for the Department of State.

Since appearing with Stacey on Season 6 of NBC’s, The Biggest Loser in 2008, he prioritized a healthy work/life balance and committed to working out 4 – 5 times a week. Since 2010 until relocating overseas, Adam ran the Turkey Trot in Cleveland on Thanksgiving Day. He also finished the DC Half Marathon in 2010. He volunteered as a soccer coach for two seasons during the family’s time in Okinawa. He was known for spending hours outside maintaining a perfectly manicured lawn. He enjoyed trying out new wine selections at least once a month. He also had an eclectic taste in music; his favorite groups being U2, Depeche Mode, and the Cure.

Adam is survived by his father Darrel and mother Debra; his wife Stacey, and their children Arielle and Evan; his brothers Alan and Darrel, Jr.; his sisters Kayla (Frank), Loreal (LaRon), LeAndra, and Cheyenne; his grandmother Ida; his great uncle Roy, his great aunts Margaret and Ruth, his aunt Olivia (Gary); his uncles Quinn, Charles (Freida), and Mayo; his nephews DeAndre, Dominick, Landon, Leighton, and great nephew Dayton; his parents-in-love Otto and Arlene; his brother-in-love David; and hosts of aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Alice, Oliver and Quinn II; and his great uncle Ted.

A memorial service will be held at Word Alive Church International at 8517 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, VA 20109 on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:30pm, to be officiated by Bishop Wesley T. Cherry, Sr. Details for his final memorial service and internment at Eastview United Church of Christ in Cleveland, Ohio will be provided shortly.

The family has established an online memorial fund at www.gofundme.com/celebration-of-life-for-adam-capers. Donations in Adam’s name may also be made to March of Dimes at www.marchofdimes.org in lieu of flowers. Cards of comfort may be sent to the family in care of Word Alive Church International, 8517 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, VA 20109.