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Howard B. Marler

<bt>Howard B. Marler, born in Rocky Mount, N.C. on Nov. 4 1921, died in Arlington on Feb. 21. Marler graduated from Hugh Morson High School in Raleigh, N.C. in 1939, and moved to Washington D.C. in 1940, where he worked for Hoover Airfield and Hot Shoppe. In 1941, he moved to Alexandria where he resided until his death. While in Alexandria, he worked for the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. During World War II, he served as a member of the U.S. Navy in the Pacific on the Carrier Antietam.

In the 1950s he established Photos by Marler. As a professional photographer, in addition to his private clientele, he took pictures for the Alexandria Gazette.

He was a long time member of the Alexandria Sunrise Optimist Club and the Brookland/Bush Hill Civic Association. He was a founding member of the Mount-Vernon Lee Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his wife Ruth to whom he has been married since 1941; a daughter, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

A Memorial service will be held on March 18, 2005 at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; 5911 Franconia Road (at Van Dorn Street). In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be sent to Donations, Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd. Suite 501, Falls Church, VA 22042

<sh>Gregory Mark Gluba

<bt>Gregory Mark Gluba, born May 3, 1966, died on Tuesday, March 1, 2005, due to unexpected complications associated with the blood disease ITP. He is survived by his wife Kelly-Anne Glube of Williamsburg and his two children Caroline Marie, 6, and Thomas Edward, 3. He is the son of Blair and Nancy Gluba of Woodbridge, Va.; brother to Michael and uncle to his nephew Shane. Also he is the son-in-law to Edward and Annamarie Mangano of Williamsburg, Va.

He was employed by the College of William and Mary and was a researcher for the Development Office. His love for history was insatiable as was his love for his family.

Viewing was held at the Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Va., on March 4 with interment at Williamsburg Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers a fund has been established in the children’s names, Caroline and Thomas Gluba. Mail donations to Bank of America, 4260 Monticello Ave., Williamsburg, VA 23188. The family expresses its gratitude in advance.

Online condolences may be registered at www.nelsenfh.com.

<sh>Henry Earl McLane

<bt>Henry Earl McLane, 97, of Alexandria, died on Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Mt Vernon Hospital. McLane, born Sept. 14, 1907, was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Lillie Ora McLane (deceased July 23, 1995), and his son, Dr. John McLane (deceased November 12, 2004). He is survived by a son, Dr. Henry Earl McLane, Jr.; and daughter, Mary Frances Dawson. He is also survived by four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial of ashes was March 5, 2005 at Mount Comfort Cemetery.