Alfred Bernard Vandeweghe

October 25, 1920February 2, 2014

VANDEWEGHE, Alfred Bernard (Al), 93, of Midlothian, departed this life Sunday, February 2, 2014. Al was born in Wyckoff, New Jersey on October 25, 1920 to Aime’ and Ada Vandeweghe. Al loved sports. His football career started when he was at Ridgefield High School in New Jersey. There he won All-County and All-State honors and was later inducted into their Hall of Fame. Al transferred to Hampton High School in Virginia and continued his athletic success in both football and basketball. For the first time in school history, the basketball team won the state championship. Al won All-State honors. Al graduated from the College of William and Mary, where he converted from back to an end. He was an All-American mention in 1942. After college, Al enlisted in the Navy. He was stationed at Bainbridge Naval Station for two years, playing on two undefeated football teams. This won him Mid-Atlantic All-Service honors. After Bainbridge, Al went to Shoemaker, Calif. To play a year of football on the Fleet City Blue Jacket team that went 8-0-1 in 1945. After playing one year with the Buffalo Bisons (Bills), Al was offered a job coaching ends at William and Mary, and accepted. In 1947, the team went 9-2 and played in the Dixie Bowl. In 1950, Al left William and Mary to be an Education Advisor at the Army Education Center in Ft. Eustis, Va. He stayed there until he retired as the Chief of Army Education. Al leaves behind one son, Michael Vandeweghe and his family of Midlothian, Va. and one daughter, Nancy Vandeweghe Lau of Westport, CT and her family, one sister, Muriel McGowan, of Ponte Vedre Beach, Fla. A private graveside service will be held. Condolences may be offered to


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Emily Rueger

February 11, 2014

So sorry for the loss of your father. Please know I am thinking of you and your family.

Tommy snd Donna Lange

February 11, 2014

We will miss our neighbor. He was always willing to help us push our car out of the snow- even at 70 years old! He loved the blue crabs we would bring him and would make us cinnamon rolls. Our condolences to the family. We know your memories will bring comfort.

February 9, 2014


I am so sorry to read about your father's death. Another passing from the Greatest Generation. The last time we talked you mentioned that he was slipping rapidly. After reading the obituary all I can say is WOW! What a life lived to the fullest.

I understand all too well that time does not always remove the pain of loss, but certainly allows us to reflect on our loved ones life and smile.

Chuck and Elaine Baur

Bud Hazelgrove, GM

February 3, 2014

Please accept Woody staff condolences for your loss. You can depend on us to assist you on this journey and we will strive for your complete satisfaction while your loved one is in our care. We believe you deserve nothing less. For these difficult days, we will be honored to have you consider our home and family a part of yours.