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Alfred Smith Justice

January 11, 1928February 12, 2021

Alfred Smith Justice – (January 11th, 1928 to February 12, 2021)

Alfred Smith Justice passed away at home on February 12, 2021 at the age of 93 surrounded by family and friends. Al was better known as “The Chief” was born to Eugene and Margaret (McCracken) Justice on January 11th, 1928 in Hopewell Virginia. He grew up in Hopewell until the unexpected death of both of his parents at the age of 12. Al was then taken in and raised by the Daniel Family in Hopewell Virginia in Mama Daniels boarding house. In Jan of 1946 he entered the United States Navy in Richmond, Virginia at the age of 18 years old and served his country for a period of 4 years on Active Duty. During this time, he was assigned to The USS Edisto (Icebreaker) in May of 1949 and The USS Philippine Sea in September of 1949. He was Honorably Discharged and transferred to the United States Navy Reserves in February of 1950 but was recalled to Active Duty in July of 1950 at The Naval Gun Factory in Washington, DC where he served his country during the Korean War. He served until he was injured in a military jeep accident and was subsequently released from Active Duty for a second time on November 16th, 1951.

After his military service, Al attended George Washington University where he married and had 3 children – Bruce Daniel Justice (60) of Clayton DE, Dawn Justice DuBerry (58) of Albuquerque NM, and Joseph B.K. Justice (51) of Falls Church, Virginia. After college, he went to work as a Computer Programmer Analysis for The United States Government Printing Office in Washington, DC where Al spent the next 28 years in this capacity. After his retirement from Federal Service Al contined his spirit of giving at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More where he served in the capacity of Sacristan for almost 20 years until he stepped down in 2018. Al leaves a legacy of love for his family, friends and the Catholic Church. Al is survived by his 3 children – Bruce, Dawn and Joe, his brother Joe Justice of Richmond, Virginia, 8 loving grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements and burial will occur later at Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to:

The Cathedral of Saint Thomas More Attn: Father Posey c/o Alfred S Justice 3901 Cathedral Lane Arlington, Virginia 22203

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Cheryl Czapp

February 19, 2021

I could always count on running into Al whenever I was around the Cathedral. He was the nicest person I’ve ever known, so gentle and caring. My late husband enjoyed trading GPO memories with him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time.

Lynne and David Higgins

February 18, 2021

We are so sorry that our “Pal Al” has passed away. He was one of a kind. We have so many happy memories of hanging out at his house. Sometimes Joe was there and others it was just the three of us. We loved him very much and he will be missed. We love you all and are sending our love.

Edwina Clissa

February 18, 2021

Uncle Al was one of the most generous men I have ever met. He was always lending a hand to others and reaching out when he saw a need. He was an extremely caring and kind man. I know that no matter where you are, he will always be watching over you and the whole family. There will never be another man quite like him and his memory will live on forever. When you speak of him, speak not with tears, for thoughts of him should not be sad. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort, for his life was rich because of his family. Such a strong man will never truly be gone, for he has left such a loving presence in our hearts. I’ll always treasure the fun memories I have with Uncle Al on our trips out west with Dad. But I love the thought that Dad and Uncle Al are sitting together again. Love to the whole family!

Kenneth Kretsinger

February 18, 2021

I grew up with Al, Bruce, Dawn, Joe. "The Chief" was his nickname and I was honored and privileged to be called "son #3", as I was privileged to be part of the family since 1969. I therefore enjoyed many shared experiences with Bruce, Dawn and Joe. As for my own experiences later in his life, I had the privilege of taking The Chief to Hopewell, Va. a couple of years ago for Thanksgiving so that he could be around that part of the family, since it was just he and I we were able to spend some quality 1 on 1 time. And for the the last couple of years I had the privilege of eating dinner with him every Wednesday where he was staying and both of us really enjoyed that.

The Chief is one of those men you can without any reservation say, "He's a good man"

Miss you already Chief
Ken Kretsinger (Son #3)

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