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<sh>Patricia Patrick Coontz

<bt> Patricia Patrick Coontz, 76, who sold real estate in Northern Virginia during the 1970s, '80s and '90s, died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 4, at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Born in Bogalusa, La., Patsy Coontz was raised in Columbia, Miss. After graduating from Columbia High School in 1945 she worked for a contractor and took night courses at Tulane University in New Orleans, where she met her future husband, Robert J. Coontz. They were married in 1955.

As a young Naval wife she lived through 12 major moves, including four cross country and her children were born in Naval hospitals in Annapolis, Md., and San Diego, Calif.

After the family’s move to Alexandria in 1968, she volunteered as corresponding secretary for the Society of Sponsors and joined the Kate Waller Barrett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She was also a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church for 35 years.

When her oldest son entered high school, Coontz launched a second career selling real estate and was a top seller several years in a row, achieving the title of associate broker at Macklin-Hansen Realty in Alexandria.

Coontz is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Robert J. Coontz; two sons, Robert J. Coontz Jr., of Alexandria, and Kenneth Lee Coontz II, of Toronto, Canada; a daughter, Constance Coontz Mazelsky of Andover, Mass.; three grandchildren; a sister, Mary Katherine Evans; and a half-brother, John Patrick.

The mortuary being used is Everly-Wheatly Funeral Home in Alexandria. The funeral services will be held at Ft. Myer’s Old Post Chapel on the grounds of Arlington Cemetery Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m.

<sh>Lt. Cmdr. Richard M. Fultz

<bt>Lt. Cmdr. Richard M. Fultz, 43, died Nov. 3 after a short illness. Fultz, of Alexandria, was a 35-year Navy veteran who had served his country in postings all over the world.

He is survived by wife, Dorian, and son, Jacob; three sisters, Katherine Holder of Lafayette, Ind., Linda Evans of Lafayette, and Cindy Fultz of Anderson S.C.; brothers Michael Fultz of Indianapolis and Calvin Richard Fultz, and mother Ethyl M. Fultz.

A private service for close family and friends was held at the home, with internment at Ivy Hill. Family request that in lieu of flowers, donations are made to The American Heart Association.