NEY THE HONORABLE R. TERENCE NEY Judge Ney was born on July 18, 1944, and died in Philomont, Virginia on November 24, 2014. He was a graduate of Harvard College where he was a member of Hasty Pudding and the DU Club. He received his law degree at the University of Texas at Austin where he was elected to the Order of the Barristers. He started law practice in Fairfax, Virginia in a small firm that eventually became part of McGuireWoods LLP. After thirty years of law practice he was elected to the Circuit Court of Fairfax County where he served as a judge for nearly sixteen years. He was the Editor and chapter author of Appellate Practice - Virginia and Federal Courts from 1986 until the time of his death. Judge Ney taught appellate practice at George Mason University Law School from 2002 until 2012. He was a member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation, and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He served for six years as a delegate to the American Bar Association and for three years as a member of the Executive Council of Bar Presidents. In 1995 Judge Ney served as President of The Virginia Bar Association. Before becoming a judge, Judge Ney served as a member of the Board of Directors of Loudoun Hospital, was the first president of the scenic preservation group the Snickersville Turnpike Association, and served for many years as General Counsel pro bono for the Philomont Volunteer Fire Department, and the Middleburg Humane Foundation. He loved playing sports. He played competitive tennis in high school and at Harvard and for years with his law partners. He played golf his entire life. He and his wife have been long time members of the Loudoun Golf and Country Club. He also loved music. He played in a rock and roll band at Harvard and for nearly twenty years played mandolin in the Raggedygrass Bluegrass Band. Judge Ney was an avid horseman. He rode horses every week for nearly eighteen years and loved foxhunting. He was a member of the Middleburg Hunt. He was especially proud of the fact that he won two ribbons at the Upperville Colt and Horse Show in the "Silver Foxes" competition. Judge Ney was especially blessed by having a loving family and he had a wealth of friends who enriched his life immeasurably. He is survived by his devoted wife Ursula, whom he adored from the day he met her, their daughter Anja, his daughter Shaler and her husband Bob, his sister Nancy and her husband Carl, and four granddaughters. Funeral services will be held at Truro Episcopal Church on December 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment will be private.

Published in The Washington Post from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, 2014