Death Notices for week of March 23, 2017

Melvin T. Blowe, 66, passed on March 16, 2017 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, ShaRon Ambers-Blowe, three children Nicole, Lynse, Devin, and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Heritage Fellowship Church, 2516 Fox Mill Road, Reston, VA 20171 at 12:00 noon and the viewing will be helf from 11 a.m. till time of service. The interment will be private. Arrangements by Lyles Funeral Service, Serving Northern VA, Eric S. Lyles Director, Lic. VA, MD & DC.


Edward John Daigneau, 73, of Leesburg, died March 15. He was born Feb. 4, 1944 in McDonald, OH, to Edward N. and Helen (Vukovinsky) Daigneau. He was married to Carol A. Zockle Daigneau. He is survived by his daughter Michelle Daigneau VanBibber, son Joseph Edward Daigneau, and four grandchildren. He worked in sales in the steel fabricating industry. He was a veteran and a member of the Knights of Columbus, including serving as Grand Knight for the Leesburg Council. Services were held March 20 at St John the Apostle Catholic Church in Leesburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society, or Loudoun Hunger Relief.


Ryan Thomas Drews, 19, died March 10. He was born Nov. 2, 1997. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home of Leesburg. [Colonial Funeral Home]


Robert Lewis “Hawk” Higbee, 93, of Ashburn, died March 15. He was born June 22, 1923, in Berrien Springs, MI, to Cecelia Ness Higbee and Adelbert Lyle Higbee. He served in the U.S. Army Amphibious Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He then worked for 45 years for the Detroit Edison Company. He is survived by children Robert L. Higbee II, Daniel J. Higbee, Timothy K. Higbee, Jon K. Higbee, Nancy E. Perkins and Susan M. Londos, 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, sister Margaret Brown, of Boise, ID, and brother Warren Higbee, of Chesterfield Township, MI. Services will be private iat St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Baltimore, MI. [Loudoun Funeral Chapel]


Gary G. Lewis, 64, of Leesburg, VA, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. He departed this life peacefully at his home accompanied by his loving wife and best friend of 24 years, Joan. He was born in Washington, DC on June 5, 1952 as the oldest son of the late John H. Lewis and Audrey Green. He was a resident of Loudoun County for over twenty years. Gary leaves to cherish his loving memory his devoted wife, Joan A. Lewis, a daughter, LaTonya R. White (Ralph), two sons Antonio R. Smith, and Gary G. Lewis, Jr.; four brothers Clinton D. Courtney (Teressa), Carl D. Courtney (Debra), Keith D. Courtney (Joanne), and JeJuan Courtney (Vicki); four sisters Joyce A. Courtney, Sandra D. Taylor (Jesse), Karen A. Courtney, and Cheryl D. Jackson. The wake will be held at 11:00 a.m., and the funeral at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2017, Oak Grove Baptist Church, 22870 Dominion Lane, Sterling, VA 20166. Arrangements by Lyles Funeral Service, Serving Northern VA, Eric S. Lyles Director, Lic. VA, MD & DC 1-800-388-1913


Edna Marie Middleton, 80, of Middleburg, died March 13. She was b Oct. 30, 1936 in Herndon and raised by her grandparents Nannie and Lee Ainsworth. She is survived by her husband Harry M. Middleton, Jr., children Susan Williams of Ashburn and Harry M. Middleton, III of Middleburg, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were held March 20 at Adams-Green Funeral Home, with interment at Chestnut Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be to American Heart Association. [Adams-Green Funeral Home]


Carol Margaret Mary Printz, 72, died March 14. She was born Nov. 28, 1944, to William and Ann Printz. She worked as a social worker in Newark, NJ, and moved to Virginia following her retirement in 2000. Services were held March 20 at St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Leesburg, followed by interment at St. John the Apostle Cemetery. [Loudoun Funeral Chapel]


Donald Joseph Van Alstyne, 60, died March 5. He was born Jan. 26, 1957. Services were held March 11 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Purcellville. Memorial contributions may be to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Mission Trip Fund. [Hall Funeral Home]

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