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Obituary: Frank M. Somerville

Frank M. Somerville, 65, died July 6, 2012 in Little River, S.C. He is predeceased by parents, James and Frances Somerville and sister, Jane S. McGhee. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Linda (Lyn) Somerville and children, Matthew of Arlington, Virginia and Stephen of Sebring, Fla.; brother, James (Bobbie) Somerville of Hilton Head, S.C. and sister, Nancy Somerville Korvin of Rochester, N.Y.

Frank, together with his family, lived in the Fort Hunt section of Alexandria area for 62-plus years, graduating from Mount Vernon High School in 1964. He served in Vietnam and was wounded, receiving a Purple Heart in 1967. He made his career in financial services working at Bellamah, Neuhauser & Barrett, The National Bank of Washington, Fund for Government Investors & Community Savings & Loan. He retired as a government contract analyst at AT Kearney.

He was an avid golfer and hunter but he most enjoyed fishing for bonefish in the Islands. In the 1990s he was involved in the baseball program of Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association as a coach, umpire and spectator.

Rather than an acknowledgement with flowers, the Somerville family has specifically requested donations to the Mercy Care Hospice that was so very supportive of making his life comfortable over the past several weeks. Memorial contributions should be made to Mercy Care Hospice, 8216 Devon Court, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29572, 843-848-6480, www.mercyhospice.org.

The family is planning a celebration of his life rather than the traditional services which was what he wanted. Relatives and friends are invited to Union Street Public House in Old Town Alexandria on Saturday, July 14, 2-5 p.m.