Memorial program to honor Meredith Gorfein

Meredith Gorfein during her campaign for the Virginia House of Delegates in 1999.

Meredith Gorfein during her campaign for the Virginia House of Delegates in 1999.

Gorfein, “was absolutely fearless,” says Hank, her husband of 34 years. “She wasn’t afraid of anything and it stood her in good stead” as she faced the ravages of Alzheimer’s. Meredith died of cancer in January at the age of 71.

Hank will hold a memorial program for Meredith at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Wakefield Country Day School (1059 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Huntly). A reception will follow. Anyone who knew Meredith is invited.

Hank plans to make a few remarks about Meredith’s remarkable life that included stage managing at Arena Stage and the Barns of Wolf Trap, serving on the Rappahannock County School Board, running for the state assembly against a three-time incumbent, waitressing at the Inn at Little Washington, and chairing the Rappahannock Democratic committee. Locally, she is perhaps best remembered for her smiling presence at the former eCow on U.S. 211 at Ben Venue, the Sunnyside Market in Little Washington and then at the Corner Store and Thornton River Grille in Sperryville.

“Whoever wants to speak at the memorial program will be invited to do so,” says Hank. “It will be a very simple program, like a Quaker ceremony. And then we’ll eat.”

For questions or additional information, call Hank at 540-675-3515 or email him hankdem@gmail.com.

— Patty Hardee

Source: http://www.rappnews.com/2016/06/16/the-rapp-for-june-16/149300/

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