April 12, 2011

Virginia W. Pfeifer, 85, a former Chevy Chase homemaker and past member of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Washington, died March 31 at Memorial Hospital at Easton, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She had a stroke.

Mrs. Pfeifer moved to Easton from Chevy Chase in the mid-1990s.

Virginia Walker was a native Washingtonian and a 1947 graduate of the old Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross in the District.

Her husband, Joseph W. Pfeifer, whom she married in 1949, died in 2005. A son, Joseph W. Pfeifer Jr., died in 2009.

Survivors include 11 children, Janet S. Crook of Madison, Conn., Mary V. Pfeifer of Kansas City, Mo., Phillip H. Pfeifer of Ringgold, Ga., John B. Pfeifer of Knoxville, Md., Robert F. Pfeifer of Olney, Katherine A. Lafleur of Clarksville, Md., Margaret J. Yerger of Pottstown, Pa., Patricia E. Hittinger of San Antonio, Elisabeth A. Sunier of Rockville and Thomas A. Pfeifer and Richard M. Pfeifer, both of Easton; two sisters; 46 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

— Adam Bernstein