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    NORMAN JAMES NEISS (Age 90)   CDR, U.S. Navy (Ret.)   On Saturday, October 1, 2016, Norman died at Ashby Ponds community in Ashburn, VA. He was a longtime resident of the Mantua subdivision in Fairfax, VA and Solomons, MD.   Norman was born on September 2, 1926 in McHenry, IL and was the son of Peter and Theresa Neiss. He was for 67 years the husband of Marguerite T. Dugdale and the father of Douglas Neiss, Susan Neiss Diaz, Leslie Neiss, Patricia Neiss (R. Scott Heon), and David Neiss (Kimberly Neiss). Norman was the devoted grandfather to seven grandchildren: Jodi (Britt), Carrie (John), Caitlin (Brien), Linden, Alyson, Justin and Brian and seven great-grandchildren: Hailey, Jackson, Ana, Maxwell, Jade, Riley and Edward. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Diane Neiss, of Johnsburg, IL and their family.   Norman served 30 years in the United States Navy, primarily as a naval aviator, and retired as a decorated Commander. He owned and operated the AAMCO transmission center in Bethesda, MD and retired for a second time in 1986. He became greatly involved in civic affairs and served on civic associations and district councils in Fairfax County, VA and civic associations in Calvert County, MD. He was honored by Congressman Gerald E. Connolly in the U. S. Congressional Record on May 15, 2012 for greater than 50 years of service to his community.   He was an avid fisherman and sailor, spending much of his free time at the family home in Solomons, MD. His wide range of interests and hobbies included mechanics, electronics and family genealogy. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Maple Grove at Ashby Ponds for their kindness and care of Norman.   A memorial visitation will be held on November 5, 2016 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, Virginia. Interment will take place with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. Online condolences may be made at   In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the National Naval Aviation Museum, 1750 Radford Boulevard, Suite C, Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL 32508.
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