Gerald K. Fay, 68, a former Weichert Realtors loan officer who later became a drug and alcohol counselor at Edgehill Retreat Center in Winchester, Va., died March 8 at his former wife’s home in Alexandria.

He had lymphoma, said his son, Cameron Fay.

Mr. Fay, who lived in Winchester, was a vice president of the old First Dominion Mortgage Corp. in Alexandria from 1983 to 1995. He then worked as a loan officer at what is now Weichert Realtors in Northern Virginia until 1999. In 2000, he became a drug and alcohol counselor at Edgehill.

Earlier in his career, he taught English at the International Language Institute in the District.

Gerald Keating Fay was born in Cleveland and was a 1969 history graduate of John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.

His marriage to Zohreh Alemzadeh ended in divorce.

In addition to his son, Cameron, of Los Angeles, survivors include two sisters, Darcy Fay and Holly Willoughby, both of Alexandria.

— Megan McDonough