Obituaries for Sunday, June 9, 2002

Sarah Giordano

Sarah Temperance Giordano, 36, of Haymarket died Thursday, June 6, 2002 at her home.

She attended Stonewall Jackson High School where she was a cheerleader. She won Ms. East Coast and Ms. Southern Bell in two different beauty pageants. She was a recorder for the Bull Run Republican Women’s Club during Oliver North’s campaign. She liked to read, write, dance and draw.

She is survived by her husband, Anthony Carmine Giordano of Haymarket; a son, Anthony Dominic Giordano of Haymarket; her father, Ralph Pfeifer of Pennsylvania; her mother, Debbie Bush of Michigan; two brothers, Aaron Pfeifer and Ted Pfeifer, both of Michigan; two sisters, Robin Pepper of Michigan and Heidi Pfeifer of Pennsylvania; and an aunt and uncle, Marge and James Thomas, who raised her in her adult years.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Lee Funeral Home, 8521 Sudley Road, Manassas. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Church, 9300 Stonewall Road, Manassas, with the Rev. Joseph Kenna officiating. Interment will follow at Stonewall Memory Gardens, Manassas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Anthony Dominic Giordano Trust Fund, c/o First Union Bank, 8118 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA 20109.

Jean Kelley

Jean Carroll Kelley, 78, of Triangle died Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

A lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, she was a member of the American Legion Post No. 162 in Lorton. She was a foster parent to more than 200 children. She enjoyed gardening and crafts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene B. Kelley; and a son, Eugene Burton “Pete” Kelley Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Elsey of Woodbridge; one son, James L. Kelley of Triangle; two sisters, Virginia Patton of Alexandria and Elizabeth Reynolds of Port Charlotte, Fla.; one brother, John R. “Sonny” Trigger; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City, where services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow at Pohick Church Cemetery in Lorton.

Glanvel “Pinkie” Pomeroy

Glanvel “Pinkie” Pomeroy of Lake Ridge died Friday, June 7, 2002 at her home.

She was employed for 34 years as a budget analyst for the federal government. She devoted many years to the International Order for Jobs Daughters and was a member of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her former husband, Don Pomeroy of Sarasota, Fla.; one daughter, Jennifer Pomeroy White and her husband, Jared; her parents, Betsy and Chuck Horton; one brother, Larry Horton; four sisters, Shirley Skirkanich, Sharon Baum, Helen Matthews and Lynne Horton; and one grandson, Jacob Spencer White.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Monday at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 13900 Church Road, Woodbridge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital.

Nathaniel Tibbs Sr.

The Rev. Nathaniel V. Tibbs Sr., 65, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 in San Diego.

He was a member of New Creation Church in San Diego.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie Tibbs of San Diego; his former wife, Bettie A. Tibbs of Sterling; three sons, Nathaniel V. Tibbs of Jr. and Antionne D. Tibbs, both of Culpeper, and Hilton S. Tibbs of Sterling ; one daughter, Blanche R. Tibbs of Sterling; one brother, Lloyd Payne of Beltsville, Md.; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Payne of Beltsville and Eva Payne of Warrenton; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Ames Funeral Home, 8914 Quarry Road, Manassas, and at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Amissville Bethel Baptist Church, 705 Viewtown Road, Amissville. Services will follow at noon at the church, with Elder James Johnson officiating. Interment will be held at the church cemetery.

Mary Sword

Mary Margaret Sword, 62, of Manassas, died Sunday, June 2, 2002 at Prince William Hospital in Manassas.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hugh Delaney Underwood Sr.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Sword of Manassas; her mother, Mary Underwood of Alexandria; five children, Darlene Lairmer and husband, Michael, of Abingdon, Dale Sword and wife, Melanie, Tammy Sword, Gerry Sword and Mike Sword, all of Manassas; two sisters, Linda Clemens of Pennsylvania and Dolores Underwood of North Carolina; two brothers, Hugh Underwood Jr. of Alexandria and David Underwood of Georgia; grandchildren, Jessica Lairmer, Ricky Lairmer, Douglas Sword, Kayla Sword, Justin Michie, Jeremy Barnett and Dennis Sword.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home, 8521 Sudley Road, Manassas, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle.

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