Obituaries for Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001

Todd B. Eckhardt

Todd B. Eckhardt, 30, of Woodbridge, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at his home.

He was a resident of Woodbridge for 19 years. He was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church. He was the beloved bass player and songwriter for the Washington, D.C.-based ska band The Pietasters for seven years. The band played for millions of fans all over the world while touring the U.S., Canada, and Europe. During his travels, he entertained both fans and fellow musicians alike with his musical ability and extraordinary charisma. He will be missed by everyone he knew and loved. He will be remembered for his unlimited compassion for anyone less fortunate as well as his unique and hilarious sense of humor.

He is survived by his parents, Gary and Eileen Eckhardt; two sisters, Kristy and Stacey Eckhardt; his grandparents, Grace Eckhardt and Jackie Bryan; five aunts, Carol Fischer, Claudia Bryan, Kristin Bryan Pisciotta, Reisha Bryan and Mindy Bryan; five uncles, Brian Fischer, Craig Bryan, Lloyd Bryan, Bret Bryan and Ralph Pisciotta; and two nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, 3200 Golansky Blvd., Woodbridge. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 3200 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park.

Kenneth J. Shaw Jr.

Kenneth Jay Shaw Jr., 60, of Woodbridge died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at home.

He was born June 29, 1941 in Las Vegas, the son of Mary Wanda Moppert and the late Kenneth Jay Shaw Sr.

He spent 20 years serving his country as a communication specialist in the Army. During his military service he received the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Commendation Meda, Vietnam Campaign Medal and others. He retired as a sergeant first class in 1979.

After retirement he worked in the oil industry in North and South Dakota. In 1984 he returned to a career in civil service working as communications technical analyst until 1994.

He is survived by his wife, Janis Carrol Baye; two sons, William Benjamin Shaw and Michael Robert Shaw; one daughter, Jammii Michelle Yanick; 11 grandchildren; three sisters, Toni Thorn borgh, Jan Landers and Autumn Cardas; and two brothers, Steven Shaw and Mark Landers.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Chapel, 13909 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge. Flowers may be sent to the church.

Sympathy cards and memorial contributions may be sent to The Shaw Family, 15247 Coachman Terrace, Woodbridge, VA 22191.

Zernie E. Sedmock

Zernie Evelyn Sedmock, 76, of Dale City, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001 at home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Sedmock Jr.

She is survived by three daughters, Margaret Scott of Culpeper, Connie Hobson of Dale City, and Roxanne Rastatter of Dale City; three sons, James Sedmock of Dale City, Paul Sedmock of Fredericksburg and Louis Sedmock of Stanley; one sister, Geraldine Simmons of Falls Church; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was a resident of Dale City since 1966. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4142 Dale Blvd., Dale City. A mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment will be at Quantico National Cemetery.

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