Obituaries for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001

Mary E. Malter

Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Malter (nee Clark), died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at her home in Occoquan.

Malter retired in 2000 after working 38 years at the Army Material Command.

She is preceded in death by one brother, Robert Harry Clark.

Survivors include her husband, Stephen W. Malter; one sister, Jo Ann Loe; one brother, Patrick Francis Clark; three nephews, Mitchell Loe, Clifford Clark and Shannon Clark; and three nieces, Christine Loe, Pamela Halsey and Erin Clark. She is also survived by three stepchildren, Christopher, Robyn, and Katherine Malter.

A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 13752 Marys Way, Woodbridge, today at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The National Cancer Society.

Arrangements are by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Woodbridge.

Rodney A. James

Rodney A. James, 34, of Dumfries, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge.

He is survived by friend, John Anthony of Dumfries; his mother, Alberta Exum of Scotlandneck, N.C.; one sister, Angela James of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; his grandmother, Hattie Mae Whitaker of Scotlandneck, N.C.; and many other relatives and friends.

Friends were received Friday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 18410 Chapel Road, Triangle, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Alfred Jones officiating. Interment was at Stafford Memorial Park, Stafford.

Arrangements are by Ames Funeral Home, Manassas.

Norman Berger

Norman “Nick” Berger, of Manassas, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at Hospice of Northern Virginia, Arlington.

Berger was an established businessman for over 40 years in the Manassas area. He made contributions to the community as a chief election official for the Coles and Brentsville Districts, as a past director of Didlake School and as a reserve deputy sheriff for Prince William County. He was a past president of Lake Jackson Citizens Association. In 1964, he was inducted into the Quantico Lions Club , was a charter member and past president of the Lake Jackson Lions Club where he was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow Award.

Surviving is his wife, Rose S. Berger; and five children, Raymond Berger of Front Royal, Norma Dee Arnold of Rileyville, and Kristie B. Bishop, Bettina I. Mueller and Karen B. Taylor, all of Manassas. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, four nephews and one niece.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Price Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas. A private burial service for the family will be held at Stonewall Memory Gardens. Expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of donations to the Lake Jackson Lions Club, P.O. Box 1661, Manassas, VA 20108-0937.

Delores M. Walker

Delores Marie Walker, 68, died Nov. 22, 2001, at Prince William Hospital, Manassas.

She was born in Point Pleasant, W.Va., and was a homemaker who loved being a mother. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting.

Walker is predeceased by her parents, William and Ethel Patterson, and one son, Michael Miller.

She is survived by her husband, Robert G. Walker of Nokesville; four daughters, Mary Carney of Manassas, Teresa Walker of Delaplane, and Karen Walker and Sharon Bryant, both of Nokesville; three sons, Charles Miller of Rutland, Vt., Glenn Walker of Nokesville, and Richard Berkley of Chase City; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Blasius-Baker Funeral Home, 9320 West St., Manassas. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Baker Chapel with the Rev. William B. Day officiating. Interment will follow at Woodbine Baptist Church Cemetery.

Wayne Carey

Wayne Carey, 75, died Nov. 20, 2001.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Cynthia Carey.

He is survived by his wife, Augusta Carey; one daughter, Cynthia Brennan; four sons, John Carey, Robert Carey, Wayne Carey and William Carey; and one sister, Naomi Smith.

Services will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 13318 Occoquan Road, Woodbridge. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:20 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Woodbridge. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery.

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

Anthony Soltes

Anthony Soltes, 55, of Dumfries, died Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at Potomac Hospital, Manassas.

He served in the U.S. Army for 16 years until going into the reserves and retired as a Sergeant in 1998. He was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Dale City. He enjoyed playing the guitar, mandolin, and the keyboard and enjoyed spending time working in the yard. He was the editor of Family Newsletter.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Consuelo Soltes of Dumfries; daughter, Rowena Manalang of Woodbridge; two sons, Emmanuel Soltes of Utah; Ronald Soltes of Dumfries; his mother, Rosenda Soltes of the Philippines; two brothers, Leonardo Soltes of California and Rudy Soltes of the Phillippines; and one granddaughter.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City. Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3000 Dale Blvd., Dale City, with Bishop Brent Ossman officiating. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery.

John R. McFarlin

John R. McFarlin, Ph.D., died Nov. 22, 2001, at Prince William Hospital, Manassas, of pneumonia.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Marie McFarlin; three brothers James, Daniel, Robert; and two sisters Annaclaire Martin and Elizabeth McFarlin.

He was a beloved husband to Arlene McFarlin for the past 15 years and devoted stepfather to Scott, Christopher Matthew, Kathleen and Daniel Bowman.

Prior to his marriage, Dr. McFarlin had been a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) for 41 years and an ordained Roman Catholic Priest for 28 years. Dr. McFarlin had conducted noon Mass at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas for seven years and was the Director of Religious Education at All Saints Parochial School for five years. After marrying, Dr. McFarlin was the Director of Guidance for three years at Manassas Park High School and also taught part-time at NOVA. He was a beloved member of the community, volunteering his services at the Adult Detention Center, and an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in both the choir and as an usher. Dr. McFarlin was well-known, well-respected and well-loved to the Manassas community as a man of great compassion, gentle good humor and boundless enthusiasm and optimism. He was a loving husband and father and even after his transition from Roman Catholic Priest to husband and father was known everywhere simply and affectionately as “Fath.”

He will be solely missed.

A funeral memorial Mass will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church on at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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