Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Malea Kanoho, mother of six, fought to raise greater awareness of the disease.
Pink is everywhere. Pink ribbons on cars and decorating stores, pink shirts and pink socks on spectators and even players at football fields, pink lights on the White House — all because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ironically, sadly, just as the annual series of awareness events comes to a close, the terrible disease has struck one of our own in Ashburn, claiming the young, vibrant life of a breast cancer awareness advocate who inspired many in the community to join her fight. Malea Kanoho, a 38-year-old mother of six and Ashburn resident, died Oct. 21 after a courageous, three-and-a-half year battle with Metastatic Invasive Carcinoma Breast Cancer. Anyone that met Kanoho instantly felt close to her and couldn’t help but …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Here are details regarding Tuesday's debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney.
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is set for 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. The debate is at Hofstra University in New York. In the first debate, the candidates focused on domestic issues, including the economy and taxes, health care reform and the role of government. Tonight's debate is a town hall-style debate, including questions from the audience. It will focus on both domestic and international issues and will include questions from likely voters. Share info about debate watch parties with your neighbors in the comments section below! Broadcasting and Streaming Live AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. It will also air on YouTube's Election Hub. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Loudoun County remembers residents who died last week.
Two Loudoun County residents who died last week are being remembered by the Loudoun Funeral Chapel. Lila Elizabeth “Beth” Chisman, 63, died Aug. 2 after a brief illness. She lived in Purcellville at the time of her death. The labor and delivery nurse at Fair Oaks Hospital "was the most amazing, loving, generous, vibrant and spirited mother, sister, grandmother, daughter, friend and nurse," _her obituary reads._ A memorial service is planned for noon Aug. 25 at St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg . Lillian Ann Wells, 90, died Aug. 6 in Leesburg. Wells was “ a loving wife, homemaker and grandmother. She was a resident of Madison House for many years and was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church,” according to her obituary. …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Two Leesburg-area residents die last wek
Monday, July 30, 2012
Two Leesburg-area residents, died last week, according to LoudounFuneralChapel.com. Lillian Ardell Gant, 80, of Leesburg, died July 25 in Winchester, She was homemaker and caregiver to her children and grandchildren before she moved to Madison House in 2001. For the full obituary, click here. Henry Patrick Mahoney, 73, of the Ashburn area, died July 26 at home. Mahoney was a member of U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1959, going on to serve as an Administration Officer in the Central Intelligence Agency from 1966 to 1990. For the full obituary, click here. Do you want to share the memory of someone's life with Patch? Share the obituary here.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
A Celebration of Life will be held June 10.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Herndon High School alum Marty Newsom passed away on Tuesday at age 42. A star gymnast at HHS in the 1980s, he was the co-owner of Apex Gymnastics in Leesburg, which opened in 1997. He attended the University of Wisconsin on a full scholarship and was a coach for more than 20 years. A Celebration of Life will be held on June 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, near the gazebo. Those who attend are asked to bring chairs and blankets. They are also welcome to bring photos and a dish or dessert to pass, as well as beverages, for a potluck. Paper products will be provided. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to a scholarship fund on Mr. Newsom's behalf. Checks can be made payable to Apex …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Clifford, a Purcellville resident, worked all over the world, from Nicaragua and Mexico to Russia, India and beyond.
Richard Clifford, 60, of Purcellville, VA, a consultant for the World Bank, died unexpectedly April 26, 2012, while on business in New Delhi, India. Born in New Haven, CT, Richard Lawrence Clifford was the son of the late Dr. Joseph Campbell Clifford and Virginia Marie (Harkin) Clifford of Hamden, CT. He graduated in 1969 from the Hopkins School in New Haven and received his B.S.F.S. in 1973 from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. Following university, he received an M.SC. degree in Agricultural Economics in 1974 from Keble College, Oxford University, England. That same year he married Katherine Carey of Newport, RI, and, shortly after finishing graduate school, they joined the Peace Corps together to serve in Nicaragua. They were …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Paul Draisey, 55, passed away on Monday, April 16. Visitation hours are planned for this Thursday.
Paul Draisey, of Middleburg, has died at the age of 55. He was best known as a radio personality for WAGE radio, according to an article on Loudoun Times-Mirror. He passed away at Fairfax Hospital on April 16 as a result of a gunshot wound. The sheriff's office is continuing an on-going investigation, however according to the online news source, foul play is not suspected. Draisey was well known in the local area as a popular on-air personality for Loudoun's former radio station. He made his first on-air appearance at age 10 where he spent his time reading weather reports. He became a graduate of Loudoun Valley High School and Virginia Commonwealth University, prior to continuing his on-air career. Draisey may have been most memorable …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Snow pushed for much needed services along Route 50, worked on behalf of Loudoun's youth.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Chauncey Smith, Jr., 57, lost his life on Dec. 16 while traveling south on Route 15.
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Monday, December 19, 2011
A Leesburg man lost his life last Friday after he was involved in a single vehicle crash on Route 15 south of Leesburg. Chauncey Smith, Jr., 57, was traveling south on Route 15 in a 1985 Chevrolet Corvette, on Dec. 16, when around 1 p.m. the vehicle left the roadway near Oatlands Road. The vehicle then crossed back across the roadway and struck a tree. Smith lost his life at the scene. The investigation continues as the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit is determing a cause.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The Sterling District school board member earned high praise for his years of service.
Members of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors on Tuesday honored J. Warren Geurin, who died Saturday after battling cancer. Geurin served as the Sterling District representative on the Loudoun School Board for 12 years and, despite his health, attended the budget vote last month. “Mr. Geurin was working right ‘til the end,” said Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling), who added that Geurin’s death has left him at a loss. “Warren had an impact on me. He was a great team member for me. He’s done so much. He’s hung out at schools. He was everywhere. He’s still probably got some memos waiting for us to get to.” County Chairman Scott K. York (I-At Large) summed his thoughts up in one sentence: “Warren you will be missed.” Supervisor Stevens …