Henry Clinton Mackall

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Henry Clinton Mackall of Vienna, Virginia died on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at Faifax Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Mary Margaret Mackall; father of Caroline C. Mackall, Nancy S. Mackall & Lucy M. Thompson (Christopher); brother of Douglass Mackall, III; step-brother of Beverly Pickett Kirchmier & Julia Merrell Harris; grandfather of Henry D. Thompson. He is also survived by several nieces & nephews.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. My heart goes out to your wonderful family.Henry was a great friend and a great and generous human being. His legacy of kindness will live forever. Love and Blessings. Patti and family

  2. lIFE LONG FRIEND LIVING IN mClEAN ALL OUR LIVES AND GROWING UP together. I will never forget you Henry. Irvin

  3. I enjoyed getting to know Henry through the Jamestowne Society. He was a tremendous asset to the Society, providing valuable wisdom and guidance for many years as Governor and also Chairman of the Budget & Finance Committee. His presence, especially his dry wit, will be greatly missed.

  4. Lucy and family: I’m so sorry to hear the news about your father. Unfortunately, I am out of town this weekend and won’t be able to attend the service. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Lucy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Your dad was a special person in my life during those high school years. He even let me intern for him one summer! We spent a lot of time at your house and he always made us feel welcome. I will remember him fondly.

  6. I have know Henry only a few years as a member of the Chain Bridge Bank Board. His experience and knowledge were invaluable to all of us on the board. He knew how to keep a meeting moving and will always be remembered as the first person to move for adjournment. We will miss him and he leaves a legacy of integrity and ethics that we will all attempt to live up to.

  7. To the Mackall Family, My thoughts and prayers to you. He will be woefully missed at the Historical Society meetings. I will miss him and he will always be remembered with a smile. Always, Christy Jobe Carter

  8. My thoughts and sympathy are with the Mackall family. Henry was a fine person and he will be missed.

  9. It was with great sorrow that I learned of the passing of Henry C. Mackall. My time spent with the Mackall Firm was one of the best times of my life. I was the benficiary of many lifetime friendships and learning experiences. His family has my deepest sympathy.

  10. My sympathy to all the Mackall family on Henry’s death. I knew Henry through the McLean/Great Falls Celebrate Virginia. He was a true Southern gentleman in addition to being wonderful source of local history and lore. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  11. With sadness and memories of great, fun times. Thoughts of “Lawyer Mackall” will be with us forever.

  12. I was indeed privileged to have known Henry. He was a gentleman in every respect. Even though he was senior to me at EHS, he always treated me as a contemporary. His friendship and caring manor will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Henry Mackall was deeply respected for his tireless devotion to the Jamestowne Society. His service in many capacities was demonstrative of his deep connection to his Jamestowne heritage. He was a descendant of Thomas Beale, Councillor. My deepest sympathy to his family and to his many friends in the community.

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mackall family. We have lost a real friend and a fine gentleman. It just won’t be quite the same without Henry. Love, Ann & HJ Barrett

  15. My heart goes out to the Mackall family. I only met him briefly this year, but had heard my father speak highly of him for most of my life. I am grateful to have had the chance to meet him. All my sympathies are with you. Virginia Summers

  16. Esq. Henry C. Mackall came into my life when my parents purchased land from him in 1975. He was a kind and gentle man who cared for others in many ways. Many times I’d see him getting his newspapers and stop to say a kind hello or a hug. He worked closely with my family on many Legal Estate Issues and did a Great Job!! He will be very much missed my heart goes out to his family for their loss.

  17. Caroline, Nancy and Lucy, Some 30+ years ago we met your Father as our attorney. Over the years we became friends with him and your Mother and even attended one of the UVA picnics that they hosted. We feel eternally enriched that our paths crossed. Your Father and Mother were some of the most special friends that we have ever known. God Bless and we hope to stay in touch with you. Love, Kirk and Linda

  18. Doug: My deepest condolences on the passing of your brother. I have always been intrigued with the history of the Mackall family and the stories you have told me. May God rest his soul. Bob Koenig

  19. Henry Mackall was a true Virginia gentleman. We both did geneological activities. Henry and Thom always said that they were related through the Fitzhugh side of the family. Thom’s rememberance of Henry was first through the Court. One never had to second guess him, Henry always was direct and said what was on his mind. One cannot think of Henry and not include Margaret in fond memories. They were good frinds and we will all miss both of them.

  20. To All: With deepest sympathy upon the loss of a good friend, outstanding lawyer, and a great citizen. Til Hazel

  21. As trustees of a scholarship fund, Hannah Alnutt and I made annual visits to the Mackall law office, and it was always a plus when Henry joined us. His counsel provided reassurance, and his humor gave us smiles. We shall miss him. Rita Morgan Stone

  22. I am so very sorry for your loss…a piece of Fairfax history has again passed on. Know that prayers are given for you. Jane Woods

  23. Dear Doug and Caroline, Your brother (and father) was a kind, gentle and patient man. We will miss him very much. Sincerely, The Ireland Family

  24. Doug, My thoughts and prayers are with you, Henry’s daughters, and extended family. It has been a privilege and an honor for my wife, Helen, and me to know Henry during the past decades through the historical society, River Bend and as a fellow McLean/Great Falls resident. Henry was a true gentlemen and an excellent attorney. Bill Myers’ homily at the service at Saint Francis Episcopal Church was a very fitting tribute to a wonderful person. With deepest sympathy, Maynard Kidwell

  25. My first memory of Henry was as a handsome college boy from UVA when I was just a 12 year old girl in the Langley Farms neighborhood in the 1940s. Fifty years later when we reconnected through the historical society we became friends again. You have been a true VA gentleman and the Fairfax and historical community in particular will miss you.

  26. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Mr. Mackall will be missed by all. I have such fond memories of working during my college breaks at the law firm. I especially remember the “Sword of Lee” being performed at every Christmas party. That’s something I’ll never forget.

  27. Doug, Nancy, Caroline and Lucy. I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of our beloved Henry. I always revered Henry as a distinguished gentleman and admired his ethical standards. He was a great inspiration to me. Conrad Heer

  28. Dear Caroline, Nancy & Lucy, I met your father in 1973 and appreciated our business relationship and treasured our long-time personal friendship with him and Margaret. Our heartfelt sympathy to you and the family.

  29. Sorry to know of the passing of Mr. Mackall. As a rather new member of the McLean Historical Society, but a long-time resident of McLean, I always enjoyed his descriptions of growing up in McLean with such knowledge and humor. His presence will really be missed. Agnes Hill McLean VA

  30. Henry was a devoted supporter of Northern Virginia local history. Henry was an always dependable officer of the Fairfax County Historical Society. Our Society will miss his scholarship, keen intellect, humor, and generous spirit.

  31. Henry was a devoted supporter of Northern Virginia local history. Henry was an always dependable officer of the Fairfax County Historical Society. Our Society will miss his scholarship, keen intellect, humor, and generous spirit.

  32. In the early 80’s our DC law firm was exiting a divorce case, and Quinlan Hancock was replacing our firm as counsel for wife. Jim Korman was representing husband. In any event,Mr. Mackall was presiding over this and other issues at a hearing at his office. Still recall him and Quinlan quietly and politely sparring around the conference room table over what Quinlan wanted, what Mr. Mackall would allow, and what each could file over at the courthouse, etc. What a treat to watch two gentlemen lawyers work.

  33. Dear Lucy, I drove by your family home the other day looking for news about you and learned of your father’s passing. I am truly sorry to hear this news. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jamie

  34. I’ve thought of Judge Mackall many times and his judgement of my mother’s affairs in 1987. I am comforted by his actions. Years later he was a customer of my son, Bill, who ownes W D Giampa Lawns and Landscapes, Inc. from 1998 to 2004. I’m sorry for your loss. Nancy Giampa

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