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resident of Fairfax, Virginia, died at home on December 26, 2012. He is survived by two sisters, Betty D. Mock and Patricia D. Ford of Arlington, Virginia, and their families.A Graduate of Yorktown High School and the University of Virginia, Mr. DeLashmutt taught in the Webster County, West Virginia school system. In a second career, he owned a travel agency through which he shared his life-long love of travel with others. He was serving as Head Usher at the Washington National Cathedral at the time of his death. Services at a later date.Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington National Cathedral, the University of Virginia, or to the church or charity of your choice.

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Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 31, 2012.
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January 16, 2013
To John's sisters. I just heard of John's death from Jane Milton Cowles. I am very very saddened by it. He was a fine person. I saw him occasionally at parties here (I live in FL now) and always enjoyed our conversations. He was one of my childhood friends. I will miss him.

Sally Jones Brodie
January 16, 2013
I am so sad to hear this, we grew up together and played together as children. Hadn't seen him in years, but have so many wonderful memories and want to extend my sincerest sympathies to his sisters and families.
Karen Olmstead Connor
January 2, 2013
Johnny and I were friends since elementary school. There was group of about half a dozen of us who virtually lived at his house right up college. His parents always made us feel welcome. John you will be sorely missed. Rest well my friend!
James Duncan Gaynor
James Gaynor
January 2, 2013
John wasn't just a guest at Madigans Waterfront, he was a wonderful friend. I always learned something new during our conversations. He will be truly missed.
Monique McQuenn
January 2, 2013
John was one of the best regulars Monique and I have ever had the last 5 years at Madigans Waterfront. Our conversation's every week will be dearly missed.
Jennifer Lloyd
January 1, 2013
He was one of my favorite teachers ever!! May have been the only one I learned any history from. He and Rod Woods taught my 8th grade class. Not to deny the good teachers I had up to that point but having 2 young men was a very different experience. I loved 8th grade because of them.
Karen Williams
January 1, 2013
From being a great roommate to being a fabulous European guide, to being a welcome companion on many of our birthdays, John was a wonderful friend for 45 years. I will miss him. - J. C. McElveen
January 1, 2013
John was our dearest friend, he was a mentor to our children who loved him. We will miss him. Karen Dotson and Donna Clutter Kafer ( Webster Springs, West Virginia)
January 1, 2013
John was a very good friend to my parents (Wayne Clutter and Donna Clutter Kafer) Truly a gentleman and very kind. So sorry for your loss.
Andrea Clutter Hamrick
January 1, 2013
John was a wonderful friend and neighbor to my parents Jack and Ellen Morton. He truly left his mark on Webster Springs. I am so sorry for your loss.
Cathy Morton-McSwain
December 31, 2012
We knew Mr. Delashmutt's father for many years. Our deep condolences to the family.
December 31, 2012
Though we only seemed to meet around holidays, I liked John very much while growing up in Arlington and admired his caring choice of a teaching career in West Virginia. My parents were Frank and Betty Embrey who were friends of your parents. I am friends with "BoBo," who lives in the Hamptons and who I know is a very old and good friend of your family. I hope she has been informed. God Bless you all.

Don Embrey
Don Embrey
December 31, 2012
I will never forget Mr Delashmutt JR. affection with me. I spend 10 years with him, had enjoyed great opportunity of traveling and exploring the places. he was a best teacher and friend for me. The best friend I ever had.
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