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GERNER GEORGE W. GERNER (Age 79) Of Annandale, VA passed away peacefully March 15, 2013 at The Virginian, Fairfax, VA. George was a resident there for two years. George was born in Eau Claire, WI, and was as a graduate of The University of Wisconsin at Madison. He served in the United States Navy as LTJG for three years. He then began a career serving our national security with the Central Intelligence Agency. He was also the recipient of Career Intelligence Medal, retiring after 35 years. He traveled extensively, living in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Rome. He spoke Japanese and Italian. In 1958, he was married to Margaret Duvall, with whom he had four children, Ann Birkmire of Orlando Florida, Eric Gerner of McLean Virginia, Paul Gerner of San Antonio Texas, Mark Gerner of Aliso Viejo, California. He is survived by eight grandchildren. He is predeceased by his sister Lory Crouch. In 1989, he was married to Virginia Gallo Curran, who survives him. He will be missed by her four children, Stephen Curran of Marietta Georgia, Daniel Curran of Fairfax, Virginia, Katherine Prouty of Haymarket, Virginia and Virginia Schrank of Warrenton, Virginia; and 11 grandchildren. George expressed his deep faith in service to others through his religious ministries to the Adult Detention Center of Fairfax and with his wife to the Juvenile Detention Center and to Leewood Nursing Home. He created and led the Woodson Area Interfaith Council for many years. He worshipped at Mount Tabor Catholic Community in Vienna, Virginia where he will be sorely missed. George was an excellent writer, speaker, and organizer. At The Virginian, he was greatly loved and appreciated by both residents and staff. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 9970 Vale Road, Vienna, VA on April 6 at 11 a.m. The family will be present to receive friends at 10 a.m. Interment to follow on April 8 at 11 a.m. at Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Cross Abbey, Berryville, VA or to Mount Tabor Catholic Community of Vienna, VA. Arrangements are under the direction of Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home. www.fmfh.comwww.fmfh.com
Published in The Washington Post from Apr. 3 to Apr. 5, 2013