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A resident of Arlington County, passed away on December 15, 2012. He was a WWII Veteran and a retired Electrical Contractor. He is survived by his wife, Blanche Downs Kirchner, five children; Joseph (wife, Wendy Oscarson), Thomas (wife, Angelia), Bernard (wife, Francine Greco), Gregory (wife, Cindy Probel) and Jane (husband, Richard Buchholz) Kirchner; siblings, Catherine Wynne, Theodore (wife, Mary Joan) Kirchner and James (wife, Betty) Kirchner; twelve grandchildren; Thomas, Jr., Leigh, Kristen, William, Charles, Allison, Joseph, Natalie, Bristol, Benjamin, Sarajeanne and Katie; seven great-grandchildren, Thomas III, Luke, Dillon, Christopher, Bridget, Keleigh and Charles Allen. He is preceded in death by a grandson, Jerry.
Visitation hours will be on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Arlington Funeral Home. Memorial Service will be at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Arlington, Virginia on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 4 p.m. Private Interment at National Memorial Park, Falls Church, VA. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the , Arrangements entrusted to Murphy Arlington Funeral Home 4510 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA, 22203, 703-920-4800.

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 18, 2012
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