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Edward Walter Markey Jr.

January 6, 1954January 9, 2021

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Edward Walter Markey, Jr. entered into eternal rest on January 9, 2021 at INOVA Fairfax hospital. He was born January 6, 1954 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia to Ruth Esther Markey and the late Colonel Edward W. Markey (US Army). Ed was the beloved husband of Mary Beth, devoted father of Liliana, proud stepfather of Bruce Caviness, daughter-in-law Christine and grand-daughter Victoria, and cherished brother of Kathleen Colyer, Patricia Markey, Marguerite Nealon and Barbara Silver. Ed graduated from Saint Leo University in 1976. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Sigma Fraternity and had a life-long union with his fraternity brothers. Ed had a lauded 30-year career as a Sales Executive in the US and internationally including at Xerox and Compunetix corporations and Aethra Telecommunications of Ancona, Italy. Ed loved God, country, family and friends, of which he had hundreds around the world. He was known to be a gregarious, generous and good man. Ed made strong bonds with people and places. He was a genuine “people person” and his interest in those he encountered, even briefly, and their personal stories was enduring. Ed was interested in the world and what made it wag. He read four newspapers every day while sitting in his jeep with the radio on. He was a devout Catholic and could be brought to tears by a hymn or well-delivered homily. He also strongly believed in aliens.

Ed loved the languor of summers at the beach, Phil Collins music, hosting friends for “Eddie burgers,” Washington football (“Get his ass!”) and watching World War II footage on the history channel. He was enormously proud of his family and their accomplishments, and his world view as an informed and engaged citizen was most proudly incarnate in his daughter whom he adored. He maintained an unconditional acceptance of God’s will and leaves an earthly life of love and duty that prepared his journey to eternal life. To remember Ed, the family requests your loving prayers and in lieu of donations asks for acts of personal kindness made in his memory.

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20 January

Mass of Christian Burial

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

St. Michael's Catholic Church

7401 St Michaels Ln
Annandale, VA 22003


Edward Walter Markey Jr.

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Valerie (MacDuffee) Ater

January 19, 2021

I remember Ed from St. Anthony's and JEB Stuart, he was always so kind, funny and full of life. My thoughts and prayers to you MaryBeth ( as I remember you as well), and to your family. My God comfort you in these difficult days.

Craig Barnard

January 19, 2021

I am remembering the good times with Ed during our high school days (class of 1972). Ed was indeed a people person, even back then. Mary Beth, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Greg Tsimbidis

January 18, 2021

My sincere sympathy to the Markey family. Ed was a great friend and colleague thru the years. He always had a smile on his face and kept you laughing. We had many conferences within the Army and I always looked forward to seeing him there and catching up on the Redskins. I miss you everyday and now that you are with God we will meet again and I can't wait to hear you yell First Down, touchdown lets move it.

Ann Healy

January 15, 2021

My sincere condolences and prayers to the Markey family.
I knew Ed from our summers at Dewey Beach,Delaware.
As we sat on West Street,he would entertain all of us throughout the day.
I have wonderful memories of our talks about life as we rode the waves.

Kate Friedrich

January 15, 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire Markey family. Ed had such an amazing presence. He was warm, charming and made everyone feel like they were part of the Markey clan. I will always remember our spirited discussions about politics, religion, and family over “Eddie Burgers” with many beers (good times!). Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Kate Friedrich