Cornelius Lemmers

February 16, 2021
Cornelius Lemmers

Cornelius “Adrian” Lemmers passed away on February 16, 2021 at the age of 85. He was born in Gloucester, Virginia to parents Cornelius and Henrietta Lemmers and sister Geraldine Gjolberg who preceded him in passing. In grade school, Adrian met Kathleen Williams, who became his loving wife of 64 years, and they both graduated from Walsingham Academy. Along with his wife, Adrian is survived by his son Robert Lemmers and grandchildren Sydney and Tommy, and by his daughter, Anne Brown (Jeff) and grandchildren Nick and Reagan. After serving in the United States Army for two years, Adrian became a Virginia State Trooper for 12 years before leaving in 1970 to join the newly formed Prince William County Police Department where he served until his retirement in 1996. Adrian was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, camping and golf. He was an active member of the Prince William County Retired Police Association, Virginia State Police Association, Knights of Columbus Arlington Council 2473, Saint James Catholic Church in Falls Church and Saint Therese Catholic Church in Gloucester. A funeral mass will be celebrated on March 20, 2021 at 1:00pm at Saint Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg followed by interment at Williamsburg Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in his name to the William Fisher Memorial Trust through Prince William County Retired Police Association or to Walsingham Academy in Williamsburg.


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  • September 02, 2021
    Bill Thatcher says:
    Cathy: Just learned this morning of Adrian's passing, and, what a shock. I knew that your home here in Arlington appeared to be vacant, and I surmised that something was amiss. Please let me hear from you. 703-533-1452 or by e-mail. I remember fondly our days at GHI/Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in D. C., and meeting Adrian in the 60's. Will keep you in my prayers.