John Ringer

John Bechtel Ringer

October 10, 1943 - July 22, 2019
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John Bechtel Ringer, 75, a 39 year resident of Alexandria, VA and previously of Ft. Washington, MD passed away at Mt. Vernon Hospital on July 22, 2019 after a five month battle with cancer. Born on October 10, 1943 in Freeport, NY to the late Heloise Waters and Adolf George Ringer, Jr., John received his Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University in 1966 and his master's degree from the Rhode Island Institute of Technology in 1971. After graduating from Penn State, he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency and then as a systems analyst doing contract work for the federal government He was a Volunteer Fire Fighter in Alexandria, VA and an avid fan of the Washington Capitals. John also enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events. In addition to his parents John was preceded in death by his daughter, Anna Catherina Ringer. He is survived by his daughters, Beverly Cauley of Davidsonville, MD and Bonnie Carroll of Lawrenceville, NJ; two siblings, George Ringer of Los Altos, CA and Ruth Ann Petroff of Menomonee Falls, WI and six grandchildren, Jack, Gavin and Owen Cauley, Liam, Erin and Molly Carroll. A celebration of John's life will be held on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm at the Union Street Public House, 121 S. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Men's Home, or VCS Cancer Foundation, PO Box 194, Herndon, VA 20172. On line condolences may be made by visiting the link on this page.
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Ray Donnelly

Posted at 05:09pm
Bonnie and Beverley, sincere condolences to you both, and to your families. Our families were friends at St John's Broad Creek. We moved away and lost touch with many friends, but remember you fondly. Loved your Dad's spirit and sense of fun. Many happy hours in the St John's kitchen swapping stories and "slinging hash" on fair days.

Best. Ray Donnelly

Bill Trikas

Posted at 10:22am
On behalf of all of John’s friends and colleagues at Valiant (formerly Abraxas) we offer our condolences. John was an exceptional individual in all regards and made significant contributions to the security of our nation and the safety of our citizens throughout his career. John joined Abraxas several years ago and was part of a small team of individuals with diverse professional backgrounds that formed a League of Extraordinary Gentleman. I enjoyed the occasions when I meet with the team for early morning coffee. Our conversations ran the gamut from critiquing the latest spy movies or books and pointing out the flaws and inaccuracies to fishing and sports and everything in between. Rest in peace John and thank you for your dedication and service to our country, and above all, your friendship.

Gail Kirk

Posted at 09:26pm
John was one of the best bosses I have ever had and I've had several really great bosses. He was a friend and a mentor and confidante. John had a great sense of humor, cared about people outside of work and at work. There's no other like Ringer - he was one of a kind. He loved his hockey and especially the Capitals. He battled through some very difficult times in his life to rise above and be in a better place. He was a fantastic person to work for and work with and also go out for a drink after work before he gave that up. I will remember him always and all the fun and great memories we had. Rest in peace Ringer - you no longer suffer and no longer have pain. Til we meet again. Gail Kirk

Sharon Eve Tingler Posted at 11:43pm

I had the pleasure of meeting one of the sweetest men I had ever met. For the 6 days that I got to be his caregiver and driver to the Virginia Cancer specialist, it felt like I had know john my entire life What a presence John had. So down to earth so easy to talk to and get to know. I know you are free from pain. I have a angel watching over me. Til we get to meet again Sharon

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