Arwin Luke Vandegrift

December 9, 1936 ~ June 17, 2019 (age 82)


Arwin Luke Vandegrift, 82, of Nanjemoy, MD passed away on June 17, 2019 at his residence.

Born on December 9, 1936 in Washington, DC to the late Luke Arwin Vandegrift and Helena Virginia

Vandegrift, he is also predeceased by his wife, Jeanette Vandegrift; brothers, Warren

Vandegrift, David Vandegrift and Jack Vandegrift; sisters, Davinia James and Barbara Johnson.

Arwin is survived by his sister, Regina Jacobs; sons, Robert Vandegrift, Andy Vandegrift and Patrick Vandegrift; daughters, Cathy Weimert, Brenda Vandegrift and Angie Shields; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Arwin was a proud US Navy Veteran and lifetime member of the Nanjemoy VFD. He was good with his

hands and could fix anything. Arwin enjoyed being outdoors and loved camping, hunting, fishing and

helping others.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 1, 2019 from 4PM to 8PM at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, PA

(211 St. Mary’s Ave., LaPlata, MD); Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 11:30AM

; Interment to follow at MD Veteran’s Cemetery (11301 Crain Hwy., Cheltenham, MD). In lieu of

flowers, donations may be made in Arwin’s memory to Nanjemoy VFD (4260 Port Tobacco Rd.,

Nanjemoy, MD 20662). Online condolences to the family can be shared at

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July 1, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Funeral Service
July 2, 2019

11:30 AM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Interment following funeral service
July 2, 2019

Maryland Veterans Cemetery
11301 Crain Hwy.
Cheltenham, MD 20623

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