Herbert M. DuVall passed away peacefully on October 11, 2021, at age 83. Born in Washington, DC, on July 27, 1938, to Hugh and Constance (Connie) DuVall, Herbert lived in Washington for most of his childhood.
He graduated from Spingarn High School in 1958, and shortly afterward, enlisted in the Army. After several years in the Army, including a tour of duty in Vietnam where he earned a Parachutist Badge and Good Conduct Medal, he transferred to the Army Reserve and served another 3 years. After leaving military service, Herbert continued to live and work in the Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia area.
He held positions with NASA, Lockheed Martin and E-Systems (now Raytheon Technologies). He retired from E-Systems in 1995, after 20 years of service, but kept himself busy working for the Census Bureau, driving a school bus and working part-time for a medical device company.
Herbert also took his faith very seriously. As a member of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, he was a Eucharistic Minister and joined the Knights of Columbus in 2006. In 2008, Herbert received the honor of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus, an honor he was immensely proud of.
He caught the “acting bug” late in life and joined the Sterling Playmakers and the StageCoach Theatre Company where he acted in numerous plays and musicals and became a strong advocate for community theatre. Herbert was a semi-pro bowler, an avid photographer and a devoted “Redskins” fan. He loved Latin music and played the conga drums every time he got a chance. We will miss his sly smile, quick wit and warm presence.
He is survived by his brothers (Thomas and Roland DuVall), his children Alise DuVall, Kirk DuVall and Cheryl DuVall, as well as numerous family and friends.
The service for Herbert will be held on October 26, 2021, at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church (46833 Harry Byrd Highway, Sterling, VA 20164) at 11:00 a.m., followed by burial at Quantico National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m.
A reception/repast will be held at the StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA 20147 at 4:30 p.m. Condolences may be sent to www.colonialfuneralhome.com.