Jerry and Bunny, married for 58 years and always together, passed peacefully at their home in Loudoun, Virginia. Jerry, 80, passed on Friday, August 30, 2013, and Bunny, 80, passed on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
They loved Fairfax City and walking through the local parks and trails. They were passionate about classes through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at GMU, especially ones offered by the National Park Service Rangers. They are survived by their son, Robert Abel; their daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Hugh McArthur; a granddaughter, other loving relatives and friends. Their careers and interests took them from Wisconsin, where they were born, to many places including Hawaii, California, and Fairfax. Jerry earned a Masters of Science in Technology of Management and retired as a Major from the U.S. Marine Corps. Bunny earned a Master of Education and taught primary grades at Fairfax Villa, Marshall Road, and Dogwood Elementary Schools in Fairfax, Virginia. Interment with military honors will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Supporting their lifelong love of learning, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to OLLI-Mason - www.olli.gmu.edu. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Virginia.
Published in The Washington Post on September 16, 2013