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Mulugeta Tefera

October 21, 1949 ~ December 6, 2020 (age 71)


Mulugeta Tefera, born on October 21, 1949 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from his father Ato Tefera Tesfa and Woizero Beletch Negussie. Mulugeta affectionately known by family and friends as “Mule” or "Chulie",entered into eternal peace on December 6, 2020. Ato Mulugeta is survived by his loving wife of over 30 years, Hanna Merid, and his children Samson Mulugeta, Dawit Tefera, and Elizabeth Mulugeta. He also leaves behind his two grandchildren with one on the way, five brothers and sisters, and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.



He attended Tefferi Mekonnen High School,Tegbareid Polytechnic College and Addis Ababa University for Civil Engineering. At a young age he also developed his love for soccer and later pursued his passion in coaching.


In 1974, Mulugeta moved to Washington D.C. and later founded the Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America (ESFNA) to promote amateur soccer and cultural events within the Ethiopian Community. Over the past three decades ESFNA has become a cultural and sports Mecca for Ethiopians in North America.


Mulugeta was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He was dearly loved and well-known for his philanthropy and dedication to the Ethiopian Community. Mulugeta will cherish and loved my his


We would like to acknowledge and thank all of the family and friends who gave their support and love in our time of need. Please accept our sincere gratitude and appreciation.


A memorial service will be held at Everly Wheatley Funeral Home in Alexandria, Va. on Saturday, December 12, at 10am followed by a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. at  Fairfax Memorial Park Cemetery 9900 Braddock Road Fairfax, VA 22032. 

Please read service notes below.

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December 12, 2020

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Everly Wheatley Funeral Home
1500 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22302

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Graveside Service
December 12, 2020

2:00 PM
Fairfax Memorial Park
9900 Braddock Rd
Fairfax, VA 22032

Please note
Please note, Due to covid restrictions placed by the Governor of Virginia. There is a 25 person capacity limit for both the funeral home and cemetery.
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