Louis John Oliver

Born June 27, 1932

Louis J. Oliver of Alexandria, VA passed away on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the age of 79. He experienced a fatal heart attack, while driving home after a vacation in Florida.

Lou is survived by his wife of 33 years, Rosemary Stewart and their son Grant, who is a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He is survived by his four children from his first marriage: Kim Oliver from Charles Town, West Virginia, Brett Oliver from Caledonia, Wisconsin, Jodi Oliver Spahn from Baltimore, MD and Debbie Oliver from Dunkirk, MD and three grandchildren: Emily Eckenrode, Abigail Oliver Budsock and Jack Oliver.

Lou was born and grew up in Clifton, New Jersey. He served in the Air Force in the early 1950’s and then obtained a bachelors degree from the University of Miami while working in Florida. Lou worked for nearly 25 years for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, beginning as an S&L examiner in Florida and concluding his tenure as a supervisor at the FHLBB’s headquarters office in Washington, DC. He met and married Rosemary while they were both employed at the FHLBB and retired early to take care of their son Grant when he was born.

Lou was an avid golfer his entire life and also enjoyed boating on the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers, new cars, tractors, computers and horse racing. His favorite activities in recent years included his weekends away with Rosemary and his favorite cousins Pete and Barbara Ross from Whiting, New Jersey.

Friends may call at the Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 where the family will be present on Saturday, March 24th from 10:30-12:30 and where funeral services will be at 12:30pm. Interment will follow at Mt. Comfort Cemetery, Alexandria, VA


  • Visitation Saturday, March 24, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 24, 2012

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Richard Gill

March 31, 2012

Now, Lou is golfing with the angels. I never met him, but he was one of my heroes, because he took time to enjoy life by following his heart and hobbies.

Angie Aiken Mobley

March 31, 2012

Rosemary, my deepest condolences and may you find comfort in the love of family and friends during your time of bereavement. Kindest regards, Angie Aiken Mobley

Rolando Sanchez

March 24, 2012

Rosemary, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Rolando and Bonnie Sanchez

March 23, 2012

Rosemary, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and thought go out to you and your family.

Debbie Holland

March 23, 2012

My deepest sympathy to Rosemary, Grant and the entire Oliver family. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Pat Carter

Rhonda Hawkins-Howard

March 23, 2012

Rosemary, I am so sorry to hear about you loss. I met your husband at a holiday party and he was so nice and kind. My prayers are with you and the family.

Rhonda Hawkins Howard

Donna Brown

March 22, 2012

Rosemary, you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. 33 years is but a blink of the eye when you are with the one you love. But you will cherish every memory of those years and those memories will help you through the sad times. With sorrow for your loss, Donna Brown

Carla Cheatham

March 22, 2012

Rosemary, Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your husband.
~ Peace, Prayers & Blessings ~

Marianne Roche

March 22, 2012

Dear Rosemary:

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your love for Lou and the love of your son, family and friends sustain you in the coming days. You are in my thoughts and heart.

Peace, Marianne

Carol Widenhofer

March 22, 2012

Rosemary - I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. I pray for your strength as you go through the next few days, but especially as you go through the coming months and years. I thank God that your family and friends will comfort you.