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Obits: Alice Gillen; Norris Hekimian; Phil Jordan; Joseph Kaye; Nancy McCann

Mr. Jordan enjoyed playing tennis. He was an enthusiastic poker player until he attended a Billy Graham event in the 1950s, when he stopped playing cards. He was a member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda.

His wife of 58 years, Margaret Thorne "Peggy" Jordan, died in 2004.

Survivors include two children, Dorothy Jordan Rayburn of Washington and Phil W. Jordan Jr. of Springfield; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

-- Emma Brown

Joseph Kaye Orthopedic Surgeon

Joseph Kaye, 88, a Washington area orthopedic surgeon who retired in 1989, died June 12 at Sunrise of Falls Church, an assisted living facility. He had Parkinson's disease.

Dr. Kaye moved to the Washington area in 1961 for specialty training at the National Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital in Arlington County. He joined the teaching staff there and practiced at the Northern Virginia Orthopaedic and Allied Specialties Clinic in Springfield.

Joseph Thomas Kaye was born in Tacoma, Wash. He attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma before serving in the Navy in World War II. Under the Navy's V-12 college training program, he graduated in 1944 from Willamette University in Salem, Ore.

Dr. Kaye graduated from George Washington University's medical school in 1948. During the Korean War, he served in the Army in Alaska.

He then established a general medical practice in Walla Walla, Wash., where he lived with his family until moving east.

Dr. Kaye was a gardener who raised bees and grew dahlias. He enjoyed hunting and woodworking and once helped repair the steeple of the Historic Pleasant Grove Church in McLean. He was a member of John Calvin Presbyterian Church in Annandale.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Lois Louvae Anderson Kaye of Falls Church; three children, Thomas Kaye and Ronald Kaye, both of Falls Church, and Sylvia Harrow of Chantilly; two sisters; and three grandchildren.

-- Emma Brown

Nancy M. McCann Artist, Sales Clerk

Nancy M. McCann, 58, an artist who worked as a sales clerk at the Michaels art supply store in Sterling in the early 2000s, died June 13 at her home in Reston. She had multiple myeloma, a form of cancer.

From 1974 to 1978, Mrs. McCann was a secretary for the Associated General Contractors of America.

Nancy Charlene Moffett was a Manassas native and a 1970 graduate of Western High School in Washington.

Survivors include her husband of 24 years, Patrick McCann, and their daughter, Jennifer McCann, both of Reston; and a sister, Rhonda Howdyshell of Middlebrook, Va.

-- Lauren Wiseman


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