Murphy Funeral Homes

4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA


Gerda M. Picco

May 14, 1930October 4, 2017



On October 4, 2017 in Arlington, VA after a short illness. Wife of the late John F. Picco, Gerda is survived by her step-son Jack and Ann Picco, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Gerda is also survived by her brother Frank E. Mehwald and sister Margaret E. Bigsby and several nieces and nephews. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, October 14th from 2:00P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, October 15th at 2:00 P.M. at the United Church., 1920 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20006. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Gerda’s name to Capital Caring (Hospice) 1950 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22203 or to the United Church Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Funeral Homes, Arlington, VA.


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 6, 2017


Gerda M. Picco

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Maria Lam

October 20, 2017

Gerda has been my faithful mentor and friend. She has brought so much joy and blessings to us. Her friendship and love will never be forgotten in my live. She is an exemplar of how to love and to be a Christian.

James Semmelroth Darnell

October 10, 2017

I was privileged to know Gerda at The United Church. She was a kind and wonderful woman, and will be dearly missed.

October 10, 2017

My condolences to the family. May the peace of God and the fond memories you cherish comfort and sustain you in your time of need.