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John Frederick Livesay Jr. “Freddie,” age 68, of Warrenton, Va., passed peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at Fairfax Hospital.

John was born in Newport News, Va., on Dec. 14, 1946 to Jacqueline Dixon Livesay Young and the late John Frederick Livesay Sr.

John’s early years were spent in Mathews, Va.  His family later moved to Vienna, Va., where he attended school. After graduation, John volunteered to serve his country in the Vietnam war.  He served two tours of duty, most notably as a Green Beret with the 1st Cavalry division. Aames Draperies was founded in Fairfax in 1959 by John Sr., and John Jr. reopened the business in 1976 in Vienna, with other branches opening in Culpeper and Manassas, Va. John was a loyal member of the American Legion Post #72, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1380 and V.F.W. Post #9835.  John’s greatest passion was for sailing, and he leaves behind a 61-foot ‘Bruce Roberts’ sailboat.

John is survived by his wife, Patty L. Livesay of Warrenton; mother, Jacqueline Dixon Livesay Young of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sister, Peggy Peteler and her husband Michael of Pompano Beach, Fla.; uncle, John Waverly Dixon of Gwynn’s Island, Va.; sister-in-law, Peggy Mitchell and her husband Marvin of Marshall, Va.; brother-in-law, Terry Johnston and his wife Dawn of Sarasota, Fla., and numerous cousins, extended family and friends.

In addition to his father, John was preceded in death by his son, John Frederick Livesay III.

The family will accept visitors at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. A committal service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Smither Cemetery in Mathews.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to your local American Legion Post, V.F.W., Moose Lodge or Mathews Baptist Church, 8284 Buckley Hall Rd., Hudgins, Va. 23076.

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