Obituaries for Friday, July 12, 2002

Ronald Blood

Ronald “Ron” Richard Blood, 54 of Fairfax Station, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Born in Jamestown, N.Y., he moved to Northern Virginia in 1994. After serving 29 years with the U. S. Army, he retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Three. He had been employed with TSI in Lanham, Md. since 1997. He enjoyed video and photography.

He is preceded in death by his father, August A. Blood and his brother, Richard A. Blood.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Marcia M. Enyart of Fairfax Station; two daughters, Rhonda J. Crowell of Dale City and Erin M. Blood of Fairfax Station; one son, Ron R. Blood Jr. of Kingstowne; his mother, Evelyn M. Blood of Jamestown, N.Y.; one grandchild, Jordan A. Crowell of Dale City; one sister, Sharon J. Cederquist of Jamestown, N.Y. and one brother, David A. Blood of Jamestown, N.Y.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City. Interment will take place in Jamestown, N.Y.

Email condolences may be made to [email protected]

Penelope Greer

Penelope Pauline Greer, 63, of Manassas, died Wednesday, July 3, 2002, at Prince William Hospital, Manassas.

She had been a resident of Woodbridge since 1959. She worked for the Department of the Army in Fort Belvoir as the EEO operations secretary for 25 years before retiring in 1994. She was a member and past president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 7916. She was also the 10th District past president of the VFW.

She is survived by two sisters, Betty Ann Kinder of Evansville, Ind., and Cora Grontas of Woodbridge.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Post 7916, 204 Mill St., Occoquan. Interment will be private.

E-mail condolences may be sent at

Contributions may be made in memory of Penelope Greer to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Washington, 10920 Connecticut Ave., Suite 1600, Kensington, MD 20895.

Arrangements are by Mountcastle Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Road, Woodbridge.

Diane Salak

Diane Lee Salak, 59, of Warrenton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2002 at Prince William Hospital, 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. Also surviving are three grandchildren.

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

Edna Hurdle

Edna Mae “Conner” Hurdle, 48, of Radford, formerly of Manassas, died Sunday, June 30, 2002 at Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem.

She was preceded in death by three nieces, Rebecca Curley, Cheyenne Messer and Destiny Messer; and one great-nephew, Kevin Zimmerman.

Survivors include her parents, Wade L. Hurdle Sr., and Ethel M. Hurdle of Conway, S.C.; six sisters and brothers-in-law, Ida and Frank Zimmerman, Joyce and Daniel Miller, Pauline and Robert Lane, and Theresa Messer, all of Manassas, Susan and Paul Curley, of Nokesville; and Gloria and Randall Jaquins of Dillwyn; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Wade L. Hurdle Jr. of Gainesville, Joe Hurdle and AJ Curtis-Hurdle, of Fairfax, and Patrick Hurdle of Conway, S. C.; 27 nieces and nephews and 12 great-nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, with the Rev. Dr. Larry L. Lee officiating. Inurnment will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens in Manassas.

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