On June 18, 2015, Julian Raymond Sparrow, Jr. (Ray) passed away at home in Oakton, VA after a long battle with cancer. Ray is survived by his wife Mary Ireland Sparrow, children Raymond, Kerry, Christine and William; mother Marlene Rideout; father J. Raymond Sparrow and wife Melba; sisters Michele Sparrow and Melanie (Tom) Bills, nephews Lee and Stuart; and a host of close relatives and friends. Ray was a proud graduate of North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina School of Law. A wake will be held on Tuesday, June 23 from 7 to 9 pm at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 9970 Vale Road, Vienna, VA 22181. A memorial service will take place at St. Mark’s on Wednesday, June 24 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, Ray would be honored if donations were made in his memory to: the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, 106 Towerview Court, Cary, NC 27513, or The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 E. Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202.
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