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Posted By: Doug Polaski on: 12/14/2015 17:28:53 EDT
Subject: Dave Gaddy's Obit

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I just found this yesterday and wanted to share it among the group.


GADDY, DAVID

GADDY, David Winfred, age 83, of Tappahannock, Va., passed away on November 22, 2015. He was born in Albemarle, N.C. on February 3, 1932. He married Martha Christine Snow of Charlottesville, Va. in 1953. They met while attending school at Mars Hill College in North Carolina and then completing college at UNC, Chapel Hill. He had two daughters, Rebecca Lucinda Gaddy (who passed away in 1989) and Catherine Diane Gaddy of Cambridge, Md. Grandson, Patrick Gaddy Doyle, resides in New York, N.Y. During his career, David served in the Department of Defense, first as a translator and analyst and later rising to become a Senior Executive. He received a master's degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was especially proud later in his career of his contributions to the establishment of the National Cryptologic Museum at Fort Meade, Md. He was co-author of the book, "Come Retribution: The Confederate Secret Service and the Assassination of Lincoln," with co-authors Tidwell and Hall. He was a proud member of the Company of Military Historians. After retirement, he was active is his new hometown of Tappahannock (having resided in New Carrollton, Md. during his career). He helped to found the Essex County Museum and contributed in many ways to local churches, including singing in the choirs. In addition to his wife, daughter and grandson, he is survived by his brother and wife, Elliott and Sally Gaddy; nephew, Charlie Gaddy and family; niece, Barbara Turner and family and several cousins. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Tappahannock. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the "Rebecca L. Gaddy Memorial Scholarship Fund," via check payable to UVA School of Nursing. Please reference the scholarship fund and mail to: UVA School of Nursing, Alumni & Development Office, P.O. Box 801015, Charlottesville, Va. 22908-1015. Arrangements by Marks-Bristow Funeral Home, Tappahannock.

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