William Pulsipher Jr.
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Pulsipher, Jr. William Lt. Col., U.S. Army (Ret.) LTC (Ret) William Pulsipher, Jr. (Bill) of Clifton, VA passed away peacefully on February 24, 2021 at the age of 72. Bill is survived by his loving wife of over 34 years, Betty Jeanne, four children: Bill Pulsipher (Michelle), Aaron Pulsipher, Pamela Conte (Chris), and Kristen Sirois (Jamie). He also leaves behind 9 grandsons: Liam Pulsipher, Leyton Pulsipher, Matthew Conte, Daniel Conte, Zachary Conte, Jackson Sirois, Colton Sirois, Landon Sirois, and Boden Sirois. Bill is also survived by his sister, Amy Caputo (Mike). He was preceded in death by his Father (William), Mother (Joyce), and his brother (Eric). Having served proudly and with distinction in the US Army, Bill earned several medals including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantry Badge. He was also awarded three medals for bravery from the Republic of Vietnam (The Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with two bronze stars, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 Device, and the Vietnamese Honor Medal 1st Class). Bill retired at the rank of Lt. Colonel in 1989. Shortly after his retirement, Bill became active in his local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) posts. He took great pride in helping other veterans and their families. After serving more than 25 years as an executive leader for several government consulting firms, Bill happily retired for a second time. He was an expert in defense and military intelligence, lending his knowledge to the companies and clients that he served. He was an avid sports fan from an early age, leading to his participation in several high school and college sports. He enjoyed playing golf and found great joy in watching his children and grandchildren participate in school activities and sporting events. Everyone around him felt his unwavering support. In his later years, he and Betty Jeanne would travel many miles to cheer on their grandchildren and their teammates. His children, grandchildren and many in his ever-expanding circle affectionately called him Grandpa Bill, GPB, Grandpa, and Bop Bop. Bill was a mentor, friend, American hero, father figure and a true gentleman. His loss will be deeply felt by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations in Bill's name to: VFW Post 7589, Po Box 10206, Manassas, Virginia 20108 Or Disabled American Veterans (DAV). (www.dav.org) LTC Pulsipher will be buried with honors at Arlington National Cemetery, date TBD. Please sign the Guestbook at www.legacy.com/washingtontimes

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Published in Washington Times on Mar. 4, 2021.
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April 3, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Bill was a wonderful gentleman, a great friend, and colleague. He is greatly missed and fondly remebered.
Mark Day
Friend
March 31, 2021
Bill, my boss, was generous and supportive with everyone who needed help.
When my husband became ill in Florida and needed time to recuperate, he helped me with paperwork that was needed while I was away. I greatly appreciated.
I remember in the morning before he arrived, I made sure I had his office door open before he came happily into his office with a smile and his fast walk. Bill had a lot of energy!
His wife, Betty Jeanne, and family will be in my prayers.
May he rest in peace.
Diana E. Gosciniak
Diana E. Gosciniak
Coworker
March 13, 2021
Betty Jeanne - my deepest condolences. Try to go to Facebook; and search on 'GRC Reunion' and see the wonderful comments left by folks that knew Bill from those days.
Ivette Granier-Smith
Friend
March 13, 2021
My heart and prayers go the family. I worked for his projects and he was always asking about my family. He was a great person and a very great boss. It was a honor to work under him at GRCI/AT&T in my early years. May he rest in perfect peace.
Hassan Kamara
Coworker
March 13, 2021
Good friend, good man. He brought me to GRC. We worked together for the entire 11years I was with GRC. Sometimes rivals, always friends. God bless you Bill.
Gerald David
Friend
March 12, 2021
My heart aches to hear this news. Bill was a great mentor and great boss. I had a great honor to work under Bill for over four years at GRCI/AT&T.
Kevin Chau
Coworker
March 12, 2021
Bill was a friend and co-worker at GRC/AT&T. He was a lively part of our daily lunch table in the cafeteria. I am so sad to hear of his passing. I shall always remember him as a great man with the warm smile. May your hearts be healed in time as you grieve the loss of him. He will be missed.
Donna Moran
Friend
March 12, 2021
The world has lost a very decent human being. God rest
Jeanne Kline
Coworker
March 12, 2021
Bill was a wonderful and happy man. I loved working with him at GRCI/AT&T
Ivette Granier-Smith
Friend
March 12, 2021
Devastated to learn of Bill’s recent passing! He had reached out in February via LinkedIn, sending birthday wishes. We “chatted” briefly
As his team’s Recruiting Manager at GRC International/AT&T Government Solutions, I found him to be level headed and quite the gentleman...
I’ll lift Betty Jean and family in prayers during this time of grief and recovery.
Pam Gilmore
Coworker
March 12, 2021
Bill was a wonderful mentor to those of us who made the transition from military service to the civilian sector. He was never too busy to lend a hand or offer advice and counsel. He lived a full life and made an impact on those who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May he rest in peace.
Jeff J Patterson
Coworker
March 7, 2021
Bill and Betty Jeanne have been friends for many years. Mark and Bill worked together and through that work relationship we developed a friendship with Bill and Betty Jeanne that will be cherished forever. Once Mark and I moved to Missouri, we continued to stay in touch with Bill and Betty Jeanne, and visited several times a year. We will treasure our relationship with them and will continue to stay in touch and visit with Betty Jeanne.
We offer our deepest sympathy to Betty Jeanne and the family.

Bill will be deeply missed; a life lost too soon.
Mark and Marcy Day
Friend
March 6, 2021
Bill was a true friend to all who knew him. He seemed to love people, and they felt that.
Don & Essie Deen
Friend
March 4, 2021
Kathy & I knew Bill and his Son's when they lived in Montclair back in the 1980's. We used to cut and split fire wood on weekends together when we were both Majors as we were trying to keep our electric heating bills down to a minimum. Bill was in the Army and I in the Marine Corps. Inter-service rivalry jabs were common and often. No thin skin or hard feelings amongst "Grunts" & Viet Vets. Other times we went deer hunting in South Western Virginia.

Bill was good Father and Family Man. He took and active role in raising both of his Sons - Bill & Aaron. Young Bill was an especially talented baseball player. Both Boys (now grown Men) often visited Our Home . We both lost touch with each other when the Army posted him elsewhere and the Marne Cops did the same with Our Family.

We just saw Bill's obituary in todays Washington Times today and would like to extend to the entire Pulsipher Family our condolences and deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds & Following Seas "Doggie".

Semper Fi Soldier! Job well done!

Tom & Kathy O'Hara
Montclair, VA
Tom & Kathy O'Hara
Military
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