JUSTICE, Alfred Smith, January 11, 1928 to February 12, 2021.
Alfred Smith Justice passed away at home on February 12, 2021, at the age of 93, surrounded by family and friends. Al, better known as "The Chief," was born to Eugene and Margaret (McCracken) Justice on January 11, 1928 in Hopewell, Virginia. He grew up in Hopewell until the unexpected death of both of his parents at the age of 12. Al was then taken in and raised by the Daniel family in Hopewell, Virginia, in Mama Daniel's boarding house. In January of 1946, he entered the United States Navy in Richmond, Virginia at the age of 18 years old and served his country for a period of four years on Active Duty. During this time, he was assigned to The U.S.S. Edisto (Icebreaker) in May of 1949 and The U.S.S. Philippine Sea in September of 1949. He was honorably discharged and transferred to the United States Navy Reserves in February of 1950. but was recalled to Active Duty in July of 1950 at the Naval Gun Factory in Washington, D.C., where he served his country during the Korean War. He served until he was injured in a military jeep accident and was subsequently released from Active Duty for a second time on November 16, 1951.
After his military service, Al attended George Washington University, where he married and had three children – Bruce Daniel Justice (60) of Clayton, Del., Dawn Justice DuBerry (58) of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Joseph B.K. Justice (51) of Falls Church, Virginia. After college, he went to work as a Computer Programmer Analysis for the United States Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C., where Al spent the next 28 years in this capacity. After his retirement from federal service, Al continued his spirit of giving at the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More, where he served in the capacity of Sacristan for almost 20 years until he stepped down in 2018. Al leaves a legacy of love for his family, friends and the Catholic Church. Al is survived by his three children – Bruce, Dawn and Joe; his brother, Joe Justice of Richmond, Virginia; eight loving grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements and burial will occur later at Arlington National Cemetery. Please check the Murphy Funeral Home Arlington, Virginia Website: murphyfuneralhomes.com
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to
The Cathedral of Saint Thomas More, Attn: Father Posey c/o Alfred S Justice, 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington, Virginia 22203.
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Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Feb. 19, 2021.