In Memory of




Obituary for John Bechtel Ringer

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.