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HAZARD THOMAS BIBB HAZARD Thomas Bibb Hazard, 55, whose passion for people, music, disaster relief work and Christ earned him deep friendships, died Sunday after battling acute myeloid leukemia for 18 months. He was surrounded by devoted family members. His wife, Maria Caroline Arriola Hazard, and four children cared for him throughout his ordeal. Mr. Hazard, known as Tom, was born April 14, 1956 in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Lorton, Va., the fourth of six children of John W. and Helen K. Hazard of Hallowing Point on Mason's Neck. He graduated from Flint Hill Preparatory School in Oakton and earned a bachelors degree in civil engineering at Ohio Northern University in 1986. He became a construction project manager and a cost-and-scheduling engineer for projects such as NASA's Space Station Processing Facility in Florida, the Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers in Malaysia, and the Pentagon Renovation Project in Washington after the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001. He married Patricia Stevens in 1984 and they had four children. They were divorced in 1997. In 2002, he married Maria Caroline Arriola, with whom he lived in Alexandria at the time of his death. Mr. Hazard played guitar and sang folk, rock and bluegrass music, often with his family and friends. He participated in disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and Katrina in 2005. He was an enthusiastic fan of the Washington Redskins and loved to watch the games with his family and friends. He belonged to the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Association of Cost Engineers. A memorial service for Mr. Hazard will be held noon Saturday, April 14, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Burke, Va., followed by a reception in the parish hall. Mr. Hazard said he wanted the service to be a happy time of celebration and invited guests to wear white or colors other than the traditional black. In lieu of flowers, he and his family ask that donations be made to Martha's Table (www.marthastable.org ) or FACETS ( www.facetscares.org/ ). Survivors include Mr. Hazard's wife, Maria Caroline Arriola Hazard of Alexandria; and his children, Margaret Anne Hazard of New Orleans, LA, Kathryn Charlotte Hazard of Fairfax, VA, Perry Stevens Hazard of Salisbury, MD, and Mary Elizabeth Hazard of Richmond, VA.Survivors include Mr. Hazard's wife, Maria Caroline Arriola Hazard of Alexandria; and his children, Margaret Anne Hazard of New Orleans, LA, Kathryn Charlotte Hazard of Fairfax, VA, Perry Stevens Hazard of Salisbury, MD, and Mary Elizabeth Hazard of Richmond, VA.
Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 12, 2012