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died peacefully on July 28, 2018 at Spring Arbor of Leesburg, surrounded by his loved ones. Richard, was preceded in death by his wife Joan, sister Lois Zumberge (Robert), brother John Vaaler, sister Helen Molzahn, (Douglas) brother in law Roger Murnane. He will be sadly missed by his loving children, Richard A. Vaaler, Jr. (Gayle) of Stuart, FL and Nancy Wyatt (Gene) of Leesburg VA, grandchildren Sarah Vaaler (San Diego, CA), Mollie Hughes (Dalton) (Leesburg, VA), Niels Vaaler (Leesburg, VA), Rachel Michael (Colin) (Springfield, VA), step-grandchildren Heather Lamb, James Lamb (Stuart, FL), step-great-grandchildren, Bella Romer and Aidyn Walsh, (Stuart, FL) and siblings Nancy Murnane, Thomas Vaaler (Juanita), Linda Rudrud (Charles), Charles Vaaler (Cathi), sister in law Mary Ann Vaaler, dear cousins Robert and Billie Bower, best friend William Bennet (and family) and many other dear cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Visitation at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 on Friday, August 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield VA 22152 at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 18. Burial will be on Monday, August 20 at 2 p.m. at Culpeper National Cemetery, 305 US Ave, Culpeper, VA 22701 in the new section. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made to Mission Central, a group that supports missionaries around the world at or to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church to support Love In Action.

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Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 12, 2018