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    - Steve Nickens
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    - Church Brown
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    - Gloria Howard
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    - Barbara & Donald Brown
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    - Gary and Tracy McInturff
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Attorney / Family Man  
(Age 78)  

Terry Barnum Light, of Vienna, VA, died on Monday, January 28, 2013 at Tall Oaks Assisted Living in Reston, VA. Beloved husband of 49 years to Emily Pierce Light; loving father of Brig Joyner (Kagan), Thomas Barnum and George Allen (Sandra) Light and cherished grandfather of Kathryn Ann, Emily Jordan, Terry Travis, Mary Caroline, Halley Eliza, Ella Pierce and Tillery Evelynn Light. He is also survived by the greatest caregiver God could have sent, Teresa "Joy" Descalzota and a special daughter Kimberly Rodgers. Terry was a graduate of Yale University class of 1958, served in the US Marine Corp 1958 to 1974. He left the military with the rank of Major. Terry was a graduate of Marshall Wythe School of Law (William & Mary 1970) and an Attorney from 1970 to 2006. He was an avid trumpet player and member of the Jazz Masters. Most importantly, Terry will be remembered as a great family man. He reached his goal of leaving his family better then he found it. A Graveside Service will be held at the Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Final Salute Inc. (In support for homeless female veterans). www.finalsaluteinc.org.
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Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 3, 2013
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