Edward Arthur Phoenix

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  • "Fran, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Ted..."
    - Joyce Harte
  • "My deepest sympathy to you and your family on Ted's..."
    - Sue Guthridge
  • "Kevin- My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family...."
    - Patrick Malloy
  • "Fran, Kelly and Kevin, Ted was one of a kind. He..."
    - Lee West
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    - Jeff Martin
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TED PHOENIX of Dumfries, VA, suffered a sudden heart attack and passed away on September 16, 2004, while traveling in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Phoenix is survived by his wife of 35 years, Frances J. Phoenix. He is also survived by a daughter, Kelly P. Wheeler and husband John of Radford, VA and their children, Katy, Luke, Michael and Caroline; a son, Kevin A. Phoenix and wife Shawna of Gloucester, MA and their daughter, Willow; and a sister, Ronnie Peterson of Star Lake, NY; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Phoenix was born in Mount Vernon, NY on September 20, 1942, the son of Edward and Veronica Phoenix, was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and retired from active duty in the United States Navy as a Commander in 1992 after a 25-year career. He had since spent his work life developing and deploying the Goverment Emergency Telecommunications Service and Wireless Priority Service for SAIC in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security. Outside of work, Mr. Phoenix was a longtime advocate and dedicated contributor to the growth of scholastic rowing in the greater Washington area. His passion for Crew began in 1983 as he helped Potomac High School grow its fledgling program, continued to the regional level with various leadership positions with the National Capital Area Scholastic Rowing Association (NCASRA) and one of it's predecessors, the Northern Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association. He was currently the President of NCASRA, on the Board of Directors of the Scholastic Rowing Association, and his long and successful involvement with rowing was recently capped with his election to the Board of Directors of USRowing, which served and promotes the sport of rowing on all levels, and selects, trains and manages the US Olympic Rowing Team. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 22 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with a Wake Service at 8 p.m. at THE MOUNTCASTLE FUNERAL HOME, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City, VA 22193. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Thursday, September 23, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 18825 Fuller Heights Rd., Triangle, VA 22172. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Quantico National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to NCASRA, PO Box 23042, Alexandria, VA 22304; or the American Heart Association, PO Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216. Email condolences may be made to mountcastle.net.

Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 21, 2004
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