Obituaries for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001

James T. Lynch Jr.

James “Jim” T. Lynch Jr., 55, of Manassas died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at the Pentagon in Arlington.

Born in Burlington, Vt., he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1967. In 1969, he and his family moved to the Washington, D.C., area, where he was assigned to the 2044th Communications Group in the National Military Command Center at the Pentagon as an electronic technician. After being discharged in 1974, he returned to work at the NMCC as an Air Force civilian. In 1983, he began working in the Navy Command Center, where he was working on Sept. 11.

He will be remembered as a patriot, nature enthusiast and “The Candy Man” who passed out candy to make people smile.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda of Manassas; one son, Paul Lynch of Waldorf, Md.; one daughter, Patty Singh of Indian Head, Md.; one stepson, John Jackson of Lovettsville; his mother, Doris Lynch of Enfield, Conn.; four sisters, Maureen MacDonald and Carolyn DeRosier, both of Enfield, Judy Hesse of Broad Brook, Conn., and Kathleen Zetscher of Silver Spring, Md; one brother, Michael Lynch of Rockville, Conn.; and three grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Dr. Larry L. Lee officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of flowers or memorial contributions made to The Salvation Army, The American Red Cross or local fire, rescue or police departments.

Richard Owens Jr.

Richard E. Owens Jr., 55, of Savannah, Ga., formerly of Woodbridge, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, in Clarksburg, W.Va.

A native of Virginia, he was a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was Director of Protective Services for Special Operations Group in Woodbridge and was responsible for the security for more than 100 federal facilities and the training of more than 400 police officers.

Survivors include his wife, Emily of the home; one son, Richard of the home; one stepdaughter, Shannon Harman of Ohio; one stepson, Steven Harman of California; his mother, Shirley Lee Owens of Staunton; two sisters, Judith Owens of Staunton and Cherylee Owens of Far Hills, N.J.; two brothers, Stephen Lee Owens of The Woodlands, Texas, and Timothy Foiles Owens of Forest; one uncle and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Skidway Island Presbyterian Church, Savannah, Ga.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Richard Owens Trust Fund, c/o Skidway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411.

Arrangements are by Fox & Weeks funeral directors, Hodgson Chapel, Savannah.

Jesse Reid Jr.

Jesse Willard Reid Jr., 69, of Manassas died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at his residence.

He was a lifelong member of Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and an honorary life member of the Manassas Jaycees. He was a member of the Manassas host Lions Club, and a charter member on the airport committee. He was active with Little League and the Prince William Free Clinic in Manassas.

Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Joan P. Reid; one daughter, Susan Leigh Reid Carr of Richmond; one son, Michael Scott Reid of Manassas; one stepson, Arthur Roy Payne Jr. of Virginia Beach; one brother, Robert Coleman Reid of Roanoke; and five grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, where a Lions Club service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Road, Manassas, the Rev. Rudy Tucker Jr. and the Rev. Denise Childress officiating.

Interment will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia, Prince William Division, 9540 Center St., Manassas, VA 20110 or to Grace United Methodist Church, 9750 Wellington Road, Manassas, VA 20110, in the memory of Jesse Willard Reid Jr.

Thomas J. Zdan Jr.

Thomas “Murph” J. Zdan Jr., 70, of Woodbridge died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001 at Potomac Hospital.

He retired from the U.S. Army after serving more than 20 years. He instructed real estate courses and had served with the Board of Realtors. He was a member of the American Board of Postal Workers Union and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Zdan of Woodbridge; two daughters, Christine Jones and Elizabeth Chubb, both of Woodbridge; two stepdaughters, Melissa Snarski of Elysburg, Pa., and Isolda Peterman of Nurenburg, Germany; five sons, Ronald Zdan and Frank Zdan, both of Strasburg, Dennis Zdan of Woodbridge, Jesse Zdan of Front Royal and Paul Zdan of Denver; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Road, Woodbridge, where a Christian Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 13752 Marys Way, Woodbridge, with the Rev. Robert A. Lange officiating.

Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle.

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