Death Notices Aug. 26, 2021

Selected death notices for the week of Aug. 26, 2021

Norma Irene Belles died August 14 at her home in Leesburg. She was born June 29, 1931, in Shickshinny, PA, to Paul Edward Belles and Myrtle Florence Wright Belles. She married Marvin “Mike” Earl Belles in Berwick, PA, on March 14, 1951. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children Pamela Jayne Belles Walker, Richard Earl Belles, and Lori Anne Belles Allred; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. [Colonial Funeral Home]

Bonnie Joy Bleakley died August 20 at her home in Aldie. She was born Nov. 26, 1942, in Abileen, TX, to Herbert W. Jeffcoat and Alice Joy Marsh.  She married Neil Bleakley in Newport News on Sept. 7, 1963. She was an active member of the Aldie Episcopal Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children Shawn Bleakley of Germantown, MD, Jamie Bleakley of Springfield, Seth Bleakley of Celebration, FL; five grandchildren and her sister Janet Jeffcoat. A Celebration of Life will be held starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at Colonial Funeral Home of Leesburg.  Interment will follow at Leesburg Union Cemetery. [Colonial Funeral Home]

Nicholas Forgues, 42, of Sterling, died Aug. 20 at his home in Sterling. He was born Sept. 10, 1978, in Alexandria to Jorge Forgues and Maria Thomae-Forgues. He graduated with a master’s degree from The College of William & Mary. He is survived by his son Alexander Jorge Forgues; brothers Sebastian Forgues and Mark Benjamin Forgues; and sister Christine Forgues Schlenker. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at Loudoun Funeral Chapel, with services beginning at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. [Loudoun Funeral Chapel]

Karin Paula Formoso, of Ashburn, died Aug. 11.  She grew up in Portland, OR, and raised her family in Herndon before moving to Ashburn with her husband. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, a volunteer at her children’s schools, Girl Scout leader, preschool teacher, and an active part of her church congregation at Community Lutheran Church. She is survived by her brother Ed Formoso, husband Jeff Verhulst, son Alex Verhulst, daughter Adrian Verhulst, and granddaughter Clarice Stager.  A Celebration of Life will be held at noon Sept. 11 at Potomac Green Community Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. [Colonial Funeral Home]

Lillie Mae Lee, 56, of Lincoln, died Aug. 16. She was predeceaded by her husband of 57 years, J.D. “Jack” Lee. She is survived by her children Gwen Morgan of Boonsboro, MD, J. David Lee II of Clayton, NC., Karen Lee of Viewtown, Daniel C. Lee Sr. of Purcellville, Faron Lee of Leesburg and Chandra Mann of Bedford, NY; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Services were held Aug. 20 at Hamilton Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Lincoln Cemetery. [Hall Funeral Home]

Susan Ellen Farrell Muth died Aug. 16. She was born March 27, 1948 to William Johnson Farrell and Martha Louise Graves Farrell. She was raised in Bushwood, St. Mary’s County, MD. She worked as an administrative assistant with Nationwide Insurance Company in Manassas, IBM in Manassas, and Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services in  Herndon. She retired from Parsons in 2005. She is survived by her husband, Craig Muth of Lovettsville; son Ed Muth of  Austin, TX; daughter Martha Nottingham of Lovettsville; three grandchildren; sister Jean Bean, and brother Thomas Farrell, both of Leonardtown, MD. [Hall Funeral Home]

Ronald L. Sherman, 88, died Aug. 15. He was born and raised in Portland, OR. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1954, met and married his wife Sharon that same year. A graduate from the ROTC program and served as an Air Force officer. He had a long career in aviation and public relations. He was a member of the Mosaic Harmony community choir. He was predeceased by his wife Sharon, and his partner Donna Courtney. He is survived by his brother Alan Sherman, son Michael, daughter Cathrine Hancher, son Steven, seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in August 2022. Memorial contributions may be made to Mosaic Harmony.  [Colonial Funeral Home]

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