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Obituaries

Dr. Robert A. Meyer

Dr. Robert A. Meyer, age 88, passed peacefully among family on Tuesday evening, March 10, 2020 in Warrenton, VA.

He was born on July 2, 1931 in Chicago, IL, son of the late Albert R. and Helen T. Meyer.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Margaret Ann Meyer (née Jacobs) and his aunt Clara Kurowski.

Robert is survived by his three children, Gretchen E. Meyer, Eric J. Meyer (partner Rev. Kristine Kowalski), and Kirsten A. Turner (husband Carlton Turner); and three grandchildren.

Robert served in the U.S. Air Force between 1952-1956. He was stationed primarily in Japan during the Korean War, monitoring Russian language transmissions. He attended Loyola University in Chicago for undergraduate and graduate school, receiving his PhD in clinical psychology in 1964. It was at Loyola that he met his wife, Marge. They began their family in Chicago, moving to Casanova, VA where they lived since 1972. Robert was hired by Fauquier County Public Schools as their first school psychologist. He then worked as a private clinical psychologist until his retirement. Between 1990-2014, Robert also worked as a professor of psychology at Lord Fairfax Community College Fauquier Campus and was honored to receive the Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award in 2014. Robert was a daily meditator, both in the Catholic and Zen Buddhist traditions. Throughout his life, he pursued his love of music learning to play many instruments and was particularly grateful to be able to play the cello with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra for many years.

A private interment will be held at the Warrenton Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be planned for June 2020 (details will be announced at a later date).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 509, Warrenton VA 20188.

Online condolences may be made to www.moserfuneralhome.com.

Sally McClanahan Brady Sally McClanahan Brady, 76 of Amissville, passed away suddenly at her home on Monday, March 16, 2020, concluding her long battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Sally was born May 17, 1943 in Woodstock Virginia, daughter of the late Alfred E. and Vallee Racey McClanahan.

Sally attended Toms Brook school grades one through ten and was a graduate of Central High school in the class of 1961. She attended James Madison University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a Major in Health and Physical Education. Later Sally earned Master Degree’s at James Madison University and the University of North Carolina.

She was a member of the Maurertown Brethren Church and attended the Amissville United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Sally was a Physical Education Teacher in Fauquier County for 30 years. A member of the Fauquier Retired Teachers Association. She taught at Fauquier High School, coached the ladies field hockey and softball teams for many years before she went and taught at P.B. Smith Elementary school.

Sally loved her many horses and dogs. She enjoyed going to the horse races, watching the races live on TV and took several trips to The Kentucky Derby. After her horse Cody passed, she decided she wanted a different animal to care for. She most recently enjoyed having her son-in-law’s young heifers grow and thrive in her pasture field. She even had names for each one.

Sally was preceded in death by her husband James Allen Brady; a sister, Jean M. Calvert and her parents. She is survived by her daughter Candie B. Settle and her husband Matthew Settle of Rixeyville, Virginia; her sister, Nancy M. Gaines of Maurertown, Virginia and her sister-in-law Joyce Schollenberger (George) of Brooksville, Florida. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and her best friend Jamie Barry.

Due to concerns regarding public health, a memorial service will be held at a later date. A publication with service details will be provided at a later date, as well.

Online condolences may be expressed to Sally’s family at www. Moserfuneralhome.com

Horst Oscar Heisrath Horst Oscar Heisrath, 86 of Warrenton died March 13, 2020 at Commonwealth Senior Living in Charlottesville.

He was born December 19, 1933 in East Prussia to the late Oskar and Frieda Heisrath.

He is predeceased by his wife Anneliese Martha Heisrath. He is survived by his children Martin Heisrath, Edgar D. Heisrath, Janet Heisrath – Evans, and Karen Heisrath- Suter, and one sister Orpha Ahlers, in addition 5 grandchildren.

A Graveside Service was held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Brightview Cemetery, 8265 Lunsford Road, Warrenton, VA , 20188. Online condolences may be made at moserfuneralhome.com

It is with extreme sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father Basil R. Shaffer on March 14, 2020 at 1:57 am. He had just celebrated his 89th birthday. He struggled with chronic heart and kidney failure for many years and passed quietly with his family by his side. He was a quiet, proud man who served his country most of his life retiring as a Master Sergeant. He will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in the coming weeks with full military honors. He is survived by his wife Peggy Shaffer along with their four adult children Deborah Lynn Avise, Pamela Marie Sweeney, Warren Basil Shaffer, and Michael Sean Shaffer. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Good bye Daddy. We love you so much and will miss you every coming day. February 26, 1931 - March 14, 2020 Basil R. Shaffer

Larry Hugh Cunningham

Larry Hugh Cunningham, 67 of Warrenton, VA passed away on March 17, 2020 at home.

He was born on October 11, 1952 at King George, VA a son of the late Ross Hugh Cunningham and Sarah Davis Cunningham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Ross Cunningham.

Larry worked for Printpac for 25 plus years and retired from that company. He enjoyed fishing in ponds and lakes and working on cars.

He leaves behind his soulmate and love of his life, Barbara Jean Kelly; his brother and his wife, Eldwin Colvin and Carolyn Cunningham; his sister, Esther Lois Hamlin; his sister-in-law, Karen Cunningham; numerous nieces and nephews.

The public was welcomed to visit Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton on Tuesday, March 24 between from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM for viewing and to sign a register. Graveside services were on Tuesday, March 24 at 2:00 PM at Bright View Cemetery, Warrenton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Capital Caring Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.moserfuneralhome.com.

Robert Thomas Bohi

Robert Thomas Bohi, age 87, a resident of Warrenton, Virginia passed away at Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton on March 8, 2020.

After an early retirement from Building Supply management, he pursued his love of Antiques and traveling.

He was predeceased by his parents Oscar and Francis Bohi and his sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Kindlick.

He is now survived by his wife, Catherine E. Bohi of Warrenton, VA; Daughter, Mary E. Riley and her husband, James of Warrenton, VA; a son, Robert D. Bohi and his wife, Sally of Apex, NC and daughter Kathy C. Bohi and her partner, Cindy Burk of Cincinnati, OH; two brothers, Joseph Bohi and wife Dee, of Eastern Shore, VA and Edward Bohi and his wife, Natalie of Cherry Hill, NJ; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A private funeral mass and burial will be held by the family. Online condolences at Moser Funeral Home.com

OBITUARIES

A Sporting Life Obituary for William Gardener Prime 1934-202 William Gardner Prime, 85, passed away at his home in Warrenton, Virginia on March 14, 2020. Born in New York City on April 9, 1934 to Evalyn Douglas Prime (Ceballos) and Edward Gardner Prime, he grew up in Stamford, CT, Warrenton, VA, and Lake Placid, NY. William, “Bill”, attended boarding school at St. Paul’s School and graduated from Williams College in 1955.  and lived in New York and London, before returning to his roots in Warrenton, VA. He was the Co-Founder of Equity Research Associates and Stuyvesant Asset Management (Wall Street), Manager of the North American Department of  19), and founder of Prime Capital in Warrenton, VA, retiring in 2000.

It has been said that Bill Prime never met a sport he didn’t like. An avid sportsman, he competed in outdoor sports at the highest level in multiple disciplines. His sports adventures and accomplishments included: founding the Williams College Ski Team; whitewater slalom in the World Championships as a member of the 1963 US Kayak Team; competing in the US & Europe against some of the world’s greatest skiers in the 1960’s; climbing the Matterhorn at age  of all varieties. An experienced sailor, he spent many years sailing the Caribbean  one of his greatest passions that he enjoyed with his children and grandchildren, even joining them on the slopes of Zermatt Switzerland in February of 2020 at   

He is preceded in death by both parents, his stepmother, Inga Prime, his sister, Eve Fout, and his wife, Cornelia F. Prime. He is survived by his three children, Eve Prime, Alexandra Prime, and Corry Prime, his three grandchildren, Emma, Ansel, and Calliope, two stepchildren, Julia Hissom and Charles Coles, and a step granddaughter, Padan Coles.

A memorial service will be announced at a future date. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Piedmont Environmental Council, Middleburg Humane Foundation, or the National Sporting Library.

Online condolences may be made at moserfuneralhome.com. William Gardener Prime

It’s not the length of life but the depth of life

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Paul Frederick Lumbye Jr. of Broad Run died peacefully at home on Saturday, March 21, 2020, in the loving company of his children.

Mr. Lumbye, 95, was born Nov. 2, 1924, in Richmond to Paul F. Lumbye and Edith Norment Lumbye. A child of the Great Depression, he developed a strong work ethic early in life, rising in the predawn hours to deliver milk when he was 12 years old to contribute to the family income. That devotion  During World War II, Lieutenant Lumbye served in the Army Air Corps as a navigator aboard a B-17 bomber. He was stationed in England, and  Bill, completing his degree in chemical engineering in three years. He then went  Nuclear Corp. in Paducah, Kentucky.

In Paducah, Mr. Lumbye met his future bride, Sara Odessa Hurst, of Tal-  effort as one of the many young women who went to work on the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. They married on May 10, 1952, in Hernando, Mississippi and honeymooned at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. While in Paducah, they had three children.

In 1959, Mr. Lumbye accepted a position as an engineer with the Solid Propellant Division of Atlantic Research Corp. in Gainesville. He spent the rest of his career there, rising through the ranks to become vice president and director 

He enjoyed a long and full retirement with Mrs. Lumbye until her death on May 30, 2011. They loved travelling, especially to England, where Mr. Lumbye had fond memories from his time in the war, and spent winters for many years at their second home in Daytona Beach. Mr. Lumbye was an avid tennis player and played golf into his nineties. He amazed friends and family with his energy, athleticism, wide-ranging intelligence, and youthful appearance. Mr. Lumbye was a member and former deacon and Sunday school teacher at the Warrenton Presbyterian church. He was a member of the Fauquier Springs Country Club and the John Marshall Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his sisters, Betty Sydnor of Lynchburg and Anne Woodruff of Ormand Beach, Florida; and his grand-  F. Lumbye III and his wife, Nancy Talburtt Lumbye of Denver; his daughter Sara Elizabeth (Betsy) Lumbye of Fresno, California; his son, Robert Norment Lumbye, of Broad Run; his step-grandchldren Katharine Moore of Seattle and Seamus Moore of Denver; a step-great-grandson, Ronan Declan Moore of Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank his longtime caregiver and companion Ann Reed, the staff at Fauquier Health Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Capital Caring Health and Evernest Home Care.

Graveside services for immediate family will be at Little Georgetown Cemetery. Because of precautions surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, no other  charities of donors’ choice. Paul Frederick Lumbye Jr.

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Teddy H. Beverly Teddy H. Beverly, 81 of Warrenton, passed away at his home on Tuesday March 17, 2020.

Teddy H. Beverly was a hardworking man who always looked out for his family. He proudly served the United States in Vietnam. He was dedicated to sharing his life lessons to help those close to him. He was truly loved and valued by his family.

Teddy was preceded in death by his parents, Ferdie and Anna Beverly and four brothers, Estle, Bernard, Kyle and Connie.

Teddy is survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret E. Beverly; a daughter, Margaret Amma Elphee and husband Dave of Marshall; three sisters, Ila Stanley of Claremont Va., Maxine Powers and husband Bernard of Unionville, Va. and Kitty Damer of Flint Hill Va.; three grandchildren, Jacob Elphee and wife Jen of Ohio, Joshua Elphee and wife Laura of Fairfax and Laura Katie Elphee of Marshall; two great-grandchildren, Kayleigh and Mason Elphee.

Due to the current Covid-19 virus, he will be honored and remembered with love at a graveside memorial service at a later date in Quantico National Cemetery with military honors.

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Eileen Mary Berger, 57, of Warrenton, VA passed peacefully to the Lord on March 19, 2020 at her home. She was born April 5, 1962 in Pottsville, PA to the late Stephen P. and Eileen Welkie. Eileen was married to the love of her life, James B. Berger, since 1992. They made their happy life in Virginia, and have two children, Christopher James Berger, of Pawcatuck, CT, and Elizabeth Mary Berger, of Warrenton, VA. She a lso leaves behind brothers Stephen Welkie, of Groton, CT and Paul Welkie and his wife Christine, of St. Clair, PA. Eileen graduated from Nativity BVM High School in Pottsville, PA in 1980. She then earned both a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering (in 1984) and an MBA degree (in 1992) from the Pennsylvania State University. She was an Engineering Supervisor at AMP, Inc in Harrisburg, PA, where she helped produce precision electrical components, and made many lifelong friends. In Virginia, she was the Operations Manager for Bea Maurer, Inc of Chantilly, VA producing custom textile products, and the General Manager of OASIS CD Manufacturing in Sperryville, VA. Most recently, she enjoyed working the past eight years as a Senior Account Manager for Acuity Audiovisual in Manassas, VA providing custom AV equipment to her commercial and institutional customers.

Eileen was an active member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Culpeper, where she taught CCD classes and was also an usher for many years. She volunteered her time and talents to help the St. Stephen’s Food Closet in Culpeper, the Liberty High School Athletic Boosters, and the Bealeton-Remington Ruritan Club in Bealeton. She loved travelling and explored many domestic and foreign destinations, including Europe, the entire East coast, and her favorite, the many National Parks of the West. She also enjoyed hiking and observing birds and other wildlife, and looked forward to the college football season every year.

Due to current circumstances, a family-only funeral mass will be held March 23 at 10:00 AM at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Culpeper, followed by a graveside service at Bright View Cemetery, Warrenton.  that Eileen had selected: Bealeton-Remington Ruritan Club P.O. Box 30 Bealeton, VA 22712, St. Stephen’s Food Closet- Culpeper Food Closet Commerce Street Culpeper, VA 22701, Warrenton Pregnancy Center 400 Holiday Court #101 Warrenton, VA 20186 Eileen Mary Berger

HOME BURIAL Robert Frost’s poem Home Burial depicts a husband, who is talking to his wife, as she sits and seems to gaze through a window at her child’s grave in the family graveyard. If you have ever seen graves within the confines of a family’s estate, you might have asked yourself whether this centuries-old tradition persists. The answer is that there are no laws against home burials in every state except California, Indiana, Washington, and the District of Columbia. Some states require the services of a Funeral Director be utilized, and it is important to check local zoning laws, before a home cemetery or burying on private land. Other restrictions may also apply, with respect to embalming, caskets, and other factors.

The funeral is an experience of value and when properly planned can provide lasting satisfaction and comfort to the survivors. We can assist you in planning and coordinating all of the details and will explain all of the available options. To learn about our funeral services, please call MOSER FUNERAL HOME at (540) 347- 3431. We invite you to tour our facility, conveniently located at 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. We’ll also tell you about our BRIGHT VIEW CEMETERY, just outside of Warrenton. “The little graveyard where my people are.”

Robert Frost

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