Dorothy Virginia Drach

November 22, 1922April 29, 2014

Dorothy Virginia Drach, 91, passed away on April 29 at her son’s home in Arlington, Va. She is survived by her son, Don Drach, daughter-in-law, Ludy, and her granddaughter, Mary, of Arlington, Va., and many nieces and nephews. Born Nov. 22, 1922, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to William and Kathleen Herrod, she married Donald A. Drach in 1943, a career Army officer, and they lived as a family in Panama, Japan, Italy, France and Germany before retiring in Columbus, Georgia. She was a homemaker and longtime volunteer for Army Community Services. Visitation will be at Murphy’s Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson, Blvd., Arlington, on Friday, May 2 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church in Arlington on Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. She will be buried with her husband, who died in 1984, at Fort Benning Military Cemetery in Columbus, Ga. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Capital Caring, Resource Development Department, 2900 Telestar Court, Falls Church, Va. 22042.



  • Visitation Friday, May 2, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, May 3, 2014


  • Graveside Service

Dorothy Virginia Drach

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Margie Koper

May 7, 2014

I worked with Dottie (and Don) at Army Community Services at Fort Benning, Georgia in the eary eighties. She was a warm, vivacious and caring lady. I remember them both fondly. My sincere condolences to the family.

The Girls

May 3, 2014

The memories we shared with you...Lola Dottie will always be treasured in our hearts. You will be dearly missed. Our prayers for the eternal repose of your soul. We love you. The Girls- Bernadette, Meda & Bebeth


May 2, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. May the Most High God comfort you during these difficult days. (Psalm 83:18)

Nina Powell

May 1, 2014

Lola Dottie was a warm and gracious presence. I am so glad to have shared so many occasions with her. My sympathies to her wonderful family and all of her many friends. We will all miss her. Nina