Monday, April 1, 2013
Mr. Breeden, a top officer with the National Geographic Society, died at his home in McLean.
Robert L. Breeden, who helped launch a series of popular books about the White House for National Geographic, died March 15 at his home in McLean. He was 87. His daughter, Cindy Scudder, told The Washington Post the cause of death was a brain tumor. Mr. Breeden was a top officer with the National Geographic Society, and in addition to helping launch the books on the White House, he was largely responsible for such magazines as National Geographic Traveler, according to an obituary in The Post. He worked closely with first lady Jacqueline Kennedy to publish "The White House: An Historic Guide" in 1962. Published in conjunction with the White House Historical Association, the non-profit used book sale proceeds to help support White House …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Christopher Mangis was a fixture at the Chain Bridge Road store.
McLean Hardware employees are mourning the loss of a valued co-worker with the recent death of Christopher Mangis. Mangis, 21, had worked at the store for about five years, said Manager Danny McMahon. Mangis died suddenly from natural causes Feb. 22. “He’s definitely the standard we put everyone else up to,” McMahon said. “He was by far one of our best employees.” Mangis—whom co-workers called Mango—was well-rounded and had lived in McLean since a child, McMahon said. He graduated from McLean High School, where he played the mini tuba in band and helped out the band director. Mangis also helped McMahon coach Little League baseball for two years and played baseball in high school for two years. He loved to grill—and loved bacon—and loved to…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Mehr was a longtime McLean resident and co-founder of Mehr Brothers Flowers.
Stanley Mehr, long-time resident of McLean and co-founder of Mehr Brothers Flowers, passed away at his home Monday, Jan. 14, following a brief illness. Mehr was 94. At the time of his death he was surrounded by those to whom he been closest in recent years, including his daughter Julia, and two dear friends who were also employees—Zoe Sollenberger, who had worked at Mehr Brothers for 38 years, and Tshering Tamang, who had been an employee for 25. Mehr and his brother Seymour began farming flowers on a plot of land off Old Dominion Road in 1951, operating under the name Mehr Brothers Flowers. In those early years, Mehr was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he had a distinguished career until his retirement more than 35 …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Cheri Cusumano lost control of her minivan and hit a tree Tuesday on Lewinsville Road.
McLean resident Cheri Cusumano died Tuesday after her minivan swerved on a wet road in McLean, hit a tree and caught fire, the dental practice where she worked confirmed on Thursday. Cusumano, 52, was driving a 2011 Toyota Sienna heading eastbound on Lewinsville Road in McLean at about 12:18 p.m. Tuesday when she lost control of the car and hit a tree. The minivan caught fire. Police found Cusumano "trapped inside the charred vehicle," according to a police report. Because of the nature of the victim's burns, Fairfax County Police will not confirm her identity until the results of an autopsy are released, said Lucy Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the department. The weather and the wet road conditions may have played a part in the crash, …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Schneiderman was killed Sunday in a traffic accident.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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East Hampton Patch reported the a pickup truck crossed over the double yellow line and hit Douglas Schniederman's car.
UPDATE: Southampton Hospital said that Douglas Schneiderman's wife and daughter are in stable condition as of Wednesday morning, according to a report from Taylor Vecsey, editor of East Hampton Patch. ORIGINAL STORY: The Vice President of Madison Homes since its establishment in 1992 and a resident of McLean was killed Sunday afternoon in a head-on crash in East Hampton, NY, the Madison president said Tuesday. Douglas Schneiderman, 51, was driving with his wife and daughter when the accident occurred, according to East Hampton Patch. A pickup truck driven by a 20-year-old East Hampton resident "crossed over the double yellow line and hit Schneiderman's 2005 Volvo," according to East Hampton Patch, which cited police reports. The driver of…
Sunday, July 22, 2012
McLean Week in Review
Monday July 16 MHS Principal Search. Goal to have new high school principal when school opens. How you can participate. McLean Whiz Kids. McLean Little League champs advance in state tournament. More college grads. Deans Listers. National Merit Scholarship winner. Traffic Alert This Week. Up to 30 minute overnight closings of Capital Beltway, Dulles Connector Road. Major closing of Jones Branch Rd. overnight. Tuesday July 17 New Owners at Greenberry's. Two couples buy Greenberry's and have a short to-do list that includes expanding the menu. Haycock Road House Fire. An early morning Saturday fire has been ruled an arson fire. Obituary. Long-time Fairfax Planning Commission member and McLean community servant dies at 90. Wednesday July …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Nineteen-year-old is the third Fairfax County victim of the June 29 storm.
When a 19-year-old Falls Church man was injured in the vicinity of downed power wires in the midst of the raging June 29 storm, neighbors came to his aid. Nathan Portnoy, a McLean resident and Iraq war veteran gave him CPR. Other neighbors gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation while others tried frantically to call 911 for an ambulance. Fairfax County police said Thursday that Dylan Shawn Cooper, 19, of Haycock Road in Falls Church, died Sunday as a result of injuries he sustained shortly after 11 p.m. June 29. Cooper was found unconscious in the vicinity of downed power lines near his home. The office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be electrocution and the manner to be accidental, police said. Portnoy said …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Good Morning Neighbors, New Owners at Greenberry's. Two couples buy Greenberry's and have a short to-do list that includes expanding the menu. Haycock Road House Fire. An early morning Saturday fire has been ruled an arson fire. Obituary. Long-time Fairfax Planning Commission member and McLean community servant dies at 90. Keep up with McLean news this summer no matter where you are. Subscribe to the McLean Patch free newsletter. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.