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Claudia C. Waller

10 novembre 193922 février 2021
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Claudia C. Waller, 81, of Alexandria, Virginia and Naples, Florida, went to the Lord on February 22, 2021 surrounded by her family.

Claudia was born November 11, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Arthur D. Cronin and Elizabeth (McDermid) Cronin.

A natural caregiver, Claudia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. While there, she met her husband of 58 years, John, and soon started a family in the University of Notre Dame’s Graduate Student Housing. The young couple and their two sons moved to Alexandria, Virginia to raise their growing family. Claudia actively supported social justice causes, shared her musical talents as a member of church folk group and choirs, and participated in many church-related organizations. As the family grew to include four boys, Claudia served on the Alexandria City School Board for twelve years and oversaw the installation of nurses in every system school. She was a member of the Northern Virginia Community College Board for nine years and served as the board’s chairperson. As the executive director for the Association of Children’s Residential Centers, she tirelessly advocated for society’s most vulnerable population while skillfully organizing the association’s national conferences. Claudia’s passion for public service led her to positions supporting state and local officials, to include roles as a legislative assistant for a State representative and as an aide on the City Mayor’s staff. Throughout her career, she remained extremely proud of her efforts to support students attending college by providing scholarships through the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria (SFA). She served on the SFA’s Board of Trustees and as the Board’s Chair. The Michael D. Waller Scholarship Fund, which awards two scholarships annually to deserving Alexandria students, was created in honor of her son who was lost too soon.

Claudia is survived by her husband, John, her three sons and their families. The families include Mark and Paula Waller of Mystic, Connecticut and Kathleen, Abigail and Devin; John and Kelly Waller of Chicago, Illinois with Michael, Brandon, Ian, and Beth; and Brian and Diana Waller of Alexandria, Virginia, with Addison, Maeve and Reece. Also survived by her sister, Mary Margaret (Cronin) McLaughlin and her husband, Bob of Parker, CO.

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Waller and her brother, Dennis Cronin.

Services will be held at 10:30 am, Monday, March 1, 2021 at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Ave N, Naples, FL 34108.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:30 pm, Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens, 525 111th Avenue N, Naples, Florida 34108.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Michael D. Waller T.C. Williams '86 Memorial Scholarship, a subset of the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria (SFA) at www.alexscholarshipfund.org.

Services

  • Visitation

    dimanche, 28 février , 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    lundi, 1 mars , 2021

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Souvenirs

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Steve Hines

5 mars , 2021

John,
So sorry for your loss. Many happy memories of times at pool and on soccer fields with you and Claudia. She will be missed by all.

Steve Hines

John Atchison

27 février , 2021

Dear Mr. Waller, Mark, John, Brian and families,
Louisa and I send our condolences for the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. I have such fond memories of Mrs. Waller growing up, and on the occasions when I would see her in Lincolnia Hills. When she would see me working in the yard at my mothers house, she would always stop to chat, and always filled me in on what was new in the Waller family.

Louisa and I celebrate her life, and we are keeping each of you in our prayers during your time of loss.

Sincerely,
John and Louisa Atchison

michael/maryann smith

26 février , 2021

Very sorry to hear of your loss John. You and your family are in our prayers.

Jean Kelleher

26 février , 2021

Remembering Claudia for her warmth, her smile, and her tenacious commitment to the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria.

Hoping the family’s sorrow will soon be replaced with happy memories.

In sympathy, Jean

Danielle Pfeffer-Stockinger

25 février , 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the Waller family during this difficult time. Claudia was an amazing woman & will be missed. I remember visiting the family in VA with my grandmother (Helen Pfeffer) when I was about 11 - very fond memories!

Joel Ferris

25 février , 2021

To the entire Waller family,

So sad to read about Claudia’s recent passing. As an Alexandria teacher for many decades, I luckily got to know Claudia very well not just through her years on the school board but because she was also the parent of one of my students. She was a tireless advocate for every child, not just her own.

I can never forget that, despite my somewhat stringent classroom policies, she supported my methods and goals wholeheartedly. She and John put teachers on a pedestal and that was reflected directly by how much her sons respected every one of us.

Alexandria is a significantly better place because of Claudia Waller. Her legacy will live on forever.

Joe and Rosemarie Annunziata

24 février , 2021

John,
Rosemarie and I send you and your family our loving wishes at Claudia's passing. May God receive her with loving kindness and bless you with many beautiful remembrances.
In peace and love,
Joe and Rosemarie Annunziata

Margaret Cigno

23 février , 2021

I was so lucky to have gotten to know Claudia through our dinners and other interactions. She was an inspiration and a joy to be around, I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family now.

Mark Acton

23 février , 2021


Claudia was a lovely person with a quick wit and charming demeanor. Our thoughts are with John and their family during this time.

Mark Acton

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