Obituary & Funeral Services Search
The Dignity Memorial® online obituary search tool gives you access to obituaries from thousands of locations across North America. You can search by first or last name, state and publication date. Once you find the obituary you are looking for, you can get important information about upcoming services, share a favorite photo or memory, and send flowers or gifts to the family.
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Ralph Vincent Ward
08/12/1924 – 09/21/2023
Ralph Vincent Ward, age 99, of McLean, Virginia passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.murphy-fh.com for the Ward family.
Nyle Louise Jessen
12/07/1944 – 09/03/2023
Nyle Louise Jessen, age 78, of Falls Church, Virginia passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.murphy-fh.com for the Jessen family.
Charles William Clark
03/25/1936 – 09/18/2023
It is with a mix of sadness and comfort that L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. shares the news that our brother Charles went to heaven early this morning, surrounded by his housemates and friends....
William Arthur Shumann
05/30/1939 – 09/15/2023
William "Bill" Shumann, age 84, of Arlington, Virginia passed away at home on Friday, September 15, 2023, with his beloved wife Monica by his side. Bill was born on May 30, 1939, to Eleanor...
Wilma Jean Vanbeber
05/13/1928 – 09/14/2023
Wilma “Jean” (Augustus) VanBeber passed away on September 14, 2023. She was 95 years old. Jean was the daughter of Don and Goldie Augustus and was raised on a farm near the Brush Creek area of...
03/31/1948 – 09/11/2023
Nathaniel Ford, age 75, of Fairfax, Virginia passed away on Monday, September 11, 2023. He was born on March 31, 1948 in South Carolina. A visitation for Nathaniel will be held Sunday, September 17,...
Arthur Frederick Marcey
06/12/1933 – 09/12/2023
Arthur “Art” Frederick Marcey (90) of Edinburg, Virginia, passed away on September 12, 2023, at the Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester, Virginia after a short illness. Born and raised in Arlington,...
Jerome Howard Ross
06/01/1938 – 09/12/2023
Jerome H. Ross, age 85, a resident of Mclean, Virginia since 1978, passed away peacefully at home on September 12, surrounded by his wife and daughters, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s...
Corporal Spencer Roman Bartley Collart, USMC
04/18/2002 – 08/27/2023
Spencer passed away on the Tiwi Islands at 0930 Sunday August 27, 2023, Darwin Australia time. Spencer was Crew Chief of the Osprey MV-22 that crash landed during exercise Predator’s Run, a series of...
John Frank Zumwalde
09/27/1937 – 09/10/2023
John F. Zumwalde of Arlington, VA passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 10, 2023 after a brief illness with family by his side. He was 85 years old. John was the son of Alfred and Marie...
Obituaries celebrate and honor unique lives
Today’s obituaries are more than simple funeral announcements and a list of the names of family members. Modern obituaries include treasured memories, funny stories and important details that showcase the joys and moments of a life lived. A great obituary tells a unique story and reflects the personality of the person it commemorates.
Obituaries give visitation, funeral and memorial details
Funeral services that include a viewing or wake are usually held within a few days of a death, but a funeral or memorial service can sometimes take place much later. Some families choose to hold a visitation before the service, while others may prefer a more low-key or private family service. A memorial service can take place at a funeral home, chapel or another location that was meaningful to the loved one. Preferences vary, and an obituary lets friends and family know where to go and when. The online obituary also allows you to sign up for reminders about services to provide assurance that you don't miss an important memorial event.
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It's important not to underestimate the power of a simple message or cherished photo to bring support and comfort to those who are grieving. Send a note, share a story or upload a photo. Your condolences and kind words will remain with the obituary and be included in an available printed memory book, providing comfort for the family for years to come.