Obituaries for Saturday, July 13, 2002

Diane Salak

Diane Lee Salak, 59, of Warrenton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2002 at Prince William Hospital in Manassas.

She enjoyed writing, reading, sewing, baking and her family.

Survivors include her husband, John R. Salak; two daughters, Alexis Adamson of Fairfax and Celeste Diane Ruth of Blacksburg; one step daughter, Hope Salak Yannarell of Bristow; one step son, John Wesley Salak of Warren County; two brothers, Vinson H. Beuchert, Jr. and Kent A. Beuchert, both of Fairfax; and three grandchildren, Jacob Adamson, Nathan Yannarell and Tara Ann Salak.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas.

Memorial condolences may be expressed online to

Gail Zyto

Gail Zyto, 57, of Woodbridge, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge.

She attended Manassas Baptist Church and Ft. Belvoir Post Chapel. She retired in 2001 from Osbourn High School in Manassas after 22 years of service.

Survivors include her husband, Gregory Zyto; three sons, Justin Allen Powers of Vienna, John Michael Powers and David Andrew Powers, both of Woodbridge; her mother, Yvonne Virginia Murphy of Norfolk; two step children, George Zyto of Alexandria and Gabrielle Zyto of Woodbridge; two sisters, Yvonne Jones of Portsmouth and Catherine McKean of Exeter, Mo.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m., both Sunday and Monday at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16 with the Rev. Dr. William T. Higgins officiating. Interment to follow at Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Cancer Institute, Office of Budget & Financial Management Branch, 9000 Rockville Pike Building 31, Room 11A 16, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Beverly Stamford

Beverly “Ted” Burr Stamford Sr., 86, of Woodbridge died Thursday, July 11, 2002 at Potomac Hospital in Woodbridge.

He had retired from the Lorton Alcoholic Rehabilitation Center. He also retired from the federal government after 35 years. He had also worked for Skip’s Auto Parts as a driver. He enjoyed working on small engines, such as lawn mowers. He also loved hunting and fishing.

He was a member of the Dale City Moose Lodge and the Dupont Masonic Lodge in Washington, D.C.

He was a very devoted father, grandfather and husband.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Iris I. Stamford of Woodbridge; one son, Beverly B. Stamford Jr. of Woodbridge; two grandchildren, James B. Stamford and Timothy J. Stamford; and one great-grandchild, Alekzondra Anastasia Stamford.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

E-mail condolences may be made to [email protected] Arrangements are by Mountcastle Funeral Home, Woodbridge.

Grace Salzberg

Grace Salzberg, 77, of Woodbridge died Friday, July 12, 2002 at her residence.

She moved to Woodbridge in 1997 after being a resident of Florida for 18 years. She was a member of Temple Ner Shalom in Dale City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel H. Salzberg.

She is survived by one daughter, Judith Salzberg Kirihara of California; one son, Jeffrey Salzberg of Woodbridge; four grandchildren; and one brother, Lloyd Robinson of Charlottesville.

A graveside service will be held in the Star of David Memorial Gardens in North Lauderdale, Fla. A memorial service will be held in Woodbridge at a later date.

E-mail contributions may be sent to [email protected]

Arrangements are by Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City.

Gregory Stanley

Gregory Pete Stanley, 45, of Abingdon died Friday, July 12, 2002 at his home. He was a native of Dante, and had lived in Manassas for 20 years before moving to Abingdon 17 years ago.

He is survived by his wife, Stacey Stanley; two sons, Aaron Stanley and Justin Stanley, both of Abingdon; one daughter, Jessica Stanley of Abingdon; two brothers, Rodney Stanley of Abingdon and Robert Stanley of Manassas; one sister, Christina Vella of Johnson City, Tenn.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

A funeral service will be conducted Monday, July 15, 2002 at 11 a.m. in the Farris Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul Bufford officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at Farris Funeral Service is serving the family of Gregory Stanley.

Alfred Thorne Jr.

Alfred Jesse Thorne Jr, 49, of Leesburg, died Saturday, July 6, 2002 at Loudoun Hospital Center in Leesburg.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eugenia Davis Thorne and a brother, Raymond Thorne.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey Thorne of Reston; two sons, Shawn Thorne of Reston and Kenneth Thorne of Richmond; four daughters, Tanya Thorne of Leesburg, Sharon Thorne and April Thorne, both of Reston, and Robin Thorne of Centreville; two brothers, Michael Thorne of Chantilly and Melvin Thorne of Warrenton; his father, Alfred J. Thorne Sr. and step-mother, Bessie Thorne; five sisters, Linda Smith and Beverly Payne, both of Manassas, Betty Payne of Occoquan, Robin Thorne of Lynchburg and Toni Lansdowne of Manassas Park; two grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at 11 a.m. Monday at Ames Funeral Home, 8914 Quarry Road, Manassas, where services will be held at noon. Interment will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Manassas.

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