In memory of
JOHN RUSSELL "Rusty" WALL
WALL JOHN RUSSELL WALL "Rusty" (Age 71) CAPT, USN (Ret.) June 8, 1945 ~ October 10, 2016 John Russell "Rusty" Wall passed away after a brief, courageous battle with a rare form of cancer. Rusty was born in Bronxville, NY to John Edward and Jean (Russell) Wall. He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Brenda Gladwell Wall; daughter Jennifer Kaye Wall (Ronald, Jr.) Smetek and Bruce Russell (Shannon Richardson) Wall; eight grandchildren, (Jack, Owen, Dylan, Connor, Colin, Alexa, Daisy and Ellie); and five younger sisters, Janet Green, Mary Wall, Col. Margaret W. Schmidt, USAFR, Ret., Katherine Tracey, and Frances Wall. Rusty was commissioned into the United States Navy after graduating from the University of Virginia. He received his MS from the Naval Postgraduate School and served in the Navy for 26 years. Rusty served at sea for various deployments, including as Commanding Officer of USS BRUMBY (FF-1044). After his retirement from the Navy, Rusty worked for more than 20 years with Computer Sciences Corporation. He retired as Director of CSC's North American Public Sector, Government-wide Acquisition Contract Program Management Office. Rusty had a passion for family, history, Caribbean islands and golf. In honor of a life well-lived - full of joy, love, compassion and service, Rusty's family will receive visitors on Tuesday, October 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Demaine Funeral Home, Springfield VA 22151. On Wednesday, October 19, a Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Nativity, Burke VA 22015. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will occur at a later date.
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