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James R. Eblen

March 5, 1934 ~ August 12, 2021 (age 87)


Born in Washington, D.C, Jim moved 5 years later with his parents and year old sister to a house in the Beverly Hills area of Alexandria, Virginia.  After attending George Mason Grade School and a combination of George Washington High School and Woodward High School, Jim opted for joining the navy.   He went to boot camp in Banbridge, Maryland and then was stationed in Charleston, South Carolina.  He decided to become a medical corpsman and was then transferred to Camp Pendleton in San Diego, Ca., and was attached to the marines.


Four years later with his service years behind him Jim came back to Virginia.  He entered George Washington University and graduated four years later with a degree in pharmacy.  Jim worked for years in the pharmacy field and at one time was in charge of the George Washington University pharmacy.  He still loved the east coast and Virginia in particular and took many trips to Virginia Beach.  In later years he helped take care of his parents when they lived in Washington House, a local retirement home.


Jim is survived by his sister Carol who lives in Boise, Idaho, in a retirement home, his nephew Josh and his wife Kristin and their two children, Porter age 11 and Cora age 8, who live in an old Victorian home in Boise.


A burial service for Jim will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 11:00 AM, at National Memorial Park in Falls Church, VA.


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September 1, 2021

11:00 AM
National Memorial Park
7400 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22046

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