Obituaries for Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001

Nellie Ann Render

Nellie Ann Schooler Render, 71, of Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Manassas, died Nov. 29, 2001, at her home.

She was a retired supervisor from IBM.

She was predeceased by her parents, Walter L. and Rita Jett Schooler; and one son, Charles Render.

Survivors include, two daughters, Brenda Wafel of Raleigh, N.C. and Valerie Freeman of Florida; one son, Gregory Render of Manassas; two brothers, Malone and Kenneth Schooler, both of Fredericksburg; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family will receive visitors from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Covenant Funeral Service. A graveside funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens with the Rev. William E. Jeffcoat officiating.

Contributions may be made to Presbyterian Home Care Hospice, 217 Travis Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204.

Otto A. Rodriguez

Otto Alberto Rodriguez, 49, of Triangle, died Nov. 29, 2001 at Northern Virginia Community Hospital.

He is predeceased by his father, Otto Alberto Rodriguez Sr.; and his wife Judith Rodriguez.

He is survived by his mother, Lourdes De Jesus of Bronx , N.Y.; two sons, Otto A Rodriguez Jr. of Arlington and Alex Rodriguez of Triangle; one daughter, LuAnne Rodriguez of Triangle; two brothers, Al De Jesus of Bronx, N.Y. and Richard De Jesus of Queens, N.Y.; one sister, Maritita De Jesus of Pocano, Pa.; and four grandchildren.

Rodriquez was employed by Metro Transit in Washington, D.C. as a mechanic, and enjoyed customizing muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s.

He was referred to as a gladiator by his family due to the manner in which he fought his cancer.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Blasius-Baker Funeral Home, 9320 West St., Manassas. Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday at the Baker Chapel. Interment will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens.

Marie H. Bolding

Marie Herndon Bolding, 80, of Manassas, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001 at Prince William Hospital, Manassas.

Bolding was a member of Manassas Baptist Church and Longview Homemakers Club, Manassas. She retired in 1972 from the U.S. Government Department of the Air Force with over 26 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calmer W. Bolding, who died in 1981.

Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie Reddington of Manassas; three sisters, Edna Wolfe of Falls Church, Pat Moss of Dale City and Audrey King of Nokesville; four grandchildren, Michael Reddington and his wife, Kimberly of Manassas, Matthew Reddington of Fairfax, and Mitchell Reddington and Mark Reddington, both of Manassas; and two great-grandchildren, Brice Reddington and Cole Reddington, both of Manassas.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow at National Memorial Park, Falls Church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of flowers or contributions to Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, 500 Morris Ave., Springfield, NJ 07081, in memory of Marie Herndon Bolding.

Charles H. Dwyer

Charles H. Dwyer, 79, of Lake Ridge, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Potomac Hospital.

Born in Sperryville, he served for 20 years with the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. In 1964, he went to work for the Department of the Navy, from which he retired in 1982. He moved to Prince William County in 1960, was a member of the VFW, the Navy Chiefs Association and was past president of the local chapter of the AARP.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Leah Dwyer of Lake Ridge; two daughters, Dr. Sandra Dwyer of Georgia and Patricia Mitchell of Lake Ridge; two sons, Charles H. Dwyer Jr. of Lake Ridge and James Dwyer of Maryland; one sister, Grace Gagner of Springfield; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City.

A private burial with military honors will take place at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle.

Zechariah J. Williams Sr.

Zechariah Jackson Williams Sr., died Sunday, November 25, 2001.

He was preceded in death by his son, Wardell D. Craven; and one brother, Samuel J. Williams.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Williams; seven children, Felise G. Mack, Louis Robert, Zechariah Jackson Jr., Jerome A., Jeffery A., Ahmed J. and Tomicula S. Williams. He was the beloved brother of Julia Harris and Chanie Engram. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Services will heldfrom 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Fort Lincoln Funeral Home, 3401 Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, Md.

Malcolm E. Empey

Malcolm E. Empey, 61, of Manassas Park, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Orange County, Calif.

He is survived by his wife, Samuella C. Empey; one son, John Myles Empey of California; two brothers, James C. Empey of New York and Myles C. Empey of New Hampshire; and three sisters, Barbara J. Prat and Karen Ann Hannigan, both of Massachusetts, and Betty Jean Kennedy of Texas.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas. Inurnment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, S. Kingston, R.I.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to PWARC, 13505 Hillendale Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22193, in memory of Malcolm E. Empey.

Ronald E. Bowers

Ronald Elwood Bowers, 62, of Manassas, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at his mothers home in Inwood, W.Va.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He worked at Rockingham Construction Co. for 26 years and enjoyed working on cars.

He is preceded in death by his father, George T. Bowers; and his wife, Joyce Ann Bowers.

Survivors include his mother, Bessie A. Bowers; four sons, Hamilton H. Swart of Manassas, Walter L. Swart of Dale City, William K. Reel of Manassas Park and David W. Reel of Lawranceville; three daughters, Debora S. Bryant of Manassas, Sheila M. Elswick of Claremont, N.C., and Nancy Shatley of Bealeton; three brothers, Roy G. Bowers of Jefferson Hills, Pa., Danny R. Bowers of Stafford and Dale K. Bowers of Fredericksburg; four sisters, Dorothy J. Loving of Mechanicsville, Deanna K. Bruce of Thornburg, Janis R. Dean of Remington and Peggy L. Scott of Spotsylvania; 17 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Bowers was a kind and loving husband, father, brother, and son. He was loved and will be missed by many.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday at Blasius-Baker Funeral Home, 9320 West St., Manassas, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, with Bishop Eric Olson officiating. Interment will be at Stonewall Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Preaddressed envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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