ERVIN N. DEHN, SR.
Passed away October 26, 2012 at the age of 95 with children and grandchildren by his side at his residence, Ashby Ponds in Ashburn, Virginia.
Ervin was born on July 25, 1917 in St. Louis, Missouri, and was raised in Red Bud, Illinois, before moving east to Washington, DC. He worked his way from living at the local YMCA, through graduate school earning a Masters from George Washington University, to serving in the Marine Corps then to a successful career in government. He and his wife raised four children in their home in Arlington where he lived for 58 years. Ervin retired as Assistant Director of the United States Information Agency in 1973 and was listed in "Who's Who in America" throughout the 60's and 70's.
He is survived by his sisters, Burnette, Marion and Helen; three of his children, Ervin Jr., Lynn and John; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren with the eighth on the way. His wife, Margaret; his daughter, Gale; and his brother, William, predeceased him.
Services private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ervin's name to:
Capital Caring Hospice
Resource Development Department
2900 Telestar Court
Falls Church, VA 22042