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  • "My first memory of Grayson was his involvement in sports at..."
    - Tom McNichol
  • "I remember a special man in our community. He was always..."
    - Theresa Thibodeau
  • "Mr. Bishop was my basketball coach at St. James. I loved..."
    - Laura Maher-Hicks
  • "My years from Saint James and Falls Church have been too..."
    - Regina Deegan-Ryan
  • "MY FATHER'S SHOES I'll polish my father's shoes in the..."
    - Bryan Bishop
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On July 20, 2014 in McLean VA, Grayson Bishop, the loving and faithful husband of Laura Bishop for 65 years; caring and generous father of six; beloved grandfather of nine. He was the president of Bishop Equipment Company (a fourth-generation family business), the employees of which he cared for as family for over 50 years. A revered sports coach of hundreds of girls, he was also a WWII veteran, serving in the 424th Regiment, 106th Infantry Division and receiving a battlefield-commission to 2nd Lt during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a stalwart parishioner at Saint James Catholic Church, a benefactor of all in need; a loyal friend, consummate gentleman, son of peace, son of God. Friends received 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, July 28 at Advent Funeral Services, 7211 Lee Hwy, Falls Church VA 22046. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St James Catholic Church, 905 Park Ave, Falls Church on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment St James Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to IHM Sisters, Saint James School or the Little Sisters of the Poor. A reception will be held in Monsignor Heller Auditorium (adjacent to Saint James Catholic Church) immediately following the burial.
An online memorial and guestbook may be found at www. Adventfuneral.com .

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Published in The Washington Post from July 24 to July 27, 2014
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