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James Spencer Dryden

September 4, 1943 January 5, 2019
James Spencer Dryden
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Obituary for James Spencer Dryden

Dr. James Spencer Dryden, Jr., age 75, passed away peacefully on January 5, 2019 in Fairfax, VA. Jim was born on September 4, 1943 at the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC. He grew up in Bethesda, MD and went to Walter Johnson High School.
Jim graduated from William and Mary College in 1966 and joined the Army where he served as a 1st LT in the Chemical Corps. Jim then attended Georgetown University earning his DDS degree in 1973 and was selected to serve an internship with the Public Health Service in Seattle, WA. Upon return to the Washington, DC area, he served as a professor at Georgetown Dental School. In the late 1970's, Jim started his Falls Church dental practice which he continued for 36 years providing service to the community until his retirement in 2010. A consummate professional, his love and passion for dentistry was evident in the care he provided to his patients and staff he adored. Following retirement, Jim and his wife Sheila traveled extensively visiting the world covering all seven continents. Jim was very patriotic, generous, kind-hearted and mischievous.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife, Sheila, of 45 years, and his sisters Kay Dryden and Joy Dye. He is predeceased in death by his parents Dr. James Spencer and Inez Dryden and his sister Sandra Angle. He is loved by many nieces and nephews as well as other family members and friends who have been a steadfast source of comfort and love during his time of illness.
Dr. Dryden’s life will be remembered in a Memorial Service at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Drive, Alexandria, VA on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 11:00AM.
Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity in James Spencer Dryden Jr.'s name.


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13

Jan

11:00 AM 1/13/2019 11:00:00 AM
Jefferson Funeral Chapel

5755 Castlewellan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315

Jefferson Funeral Chapel
5755 Castlewellan Drive Alexandria 22315 VA
United States
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