Theodore E. Herrera

theodore herrera
Theodore E. Herrera

Theodore "Ted" died peacefully on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at the Virginia Hospital Center at age 91. Dear husband for 56 years of Anita V. Herrera, predeceased. Ted is survived by his daughter, Anita M. Herrera, and sisters Teresa Herrera Soegaard and Maria Delores Herrera-Ramirez. His brothers, Rafael A. Herrera, Anthony J. Herrera, Rudolfo F. Herrera, and Patrick Herrera, and his sister Gloria Herrera Abdelnoor, preceded him in death.

Ted enjoyed a successful career as a Diplomatic Interpreter and retired from the U.S. State Department after 42 years of government service. As a Federal Court Certified Interpreter, Ted provided interpreting services to federal and state courts after retirement. Ted was a long time resident of McLean, Virginia.

Ted's life celebration will be held from 3 to 5 pm on Sunday, August 14 at Money & King, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke's Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA on Monday, August 15 at 11 am. Internment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Center for State Courts at

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. I am deeply saddened by Teds passing. He was a highly regarded colleague and a gentleman in the full sense of the word. He enriched the lives of those of us who had the privilege of working with him. I will always remember him with admiration and respect. May he rest in peace. My sincere condolences to Anita and the rest of the family. With deepest sympathy, Martha Daza, Springfield, Virginia

  2. To: Superior Court of DC Trial Lawyers Today’s paper brings word of Ted Herrera’s passing so let’s pause and celebrate his remarkable life. He was a Spanish interpreter in the Superior Court for many years. Before that he had a long Federal career. He was from Puerto Rico and had worked for the State Department. I was stunned to find that he had more than twenty years on me. He could run farther and faster than I ever could even in his eighties. We often discussed health and aging. In recent years he worked through dramatic changes in a stable life with the passing of his wife of 56 years, and then a relatively sudden bout of crippling back pain, stenosis, which he fortunately cured by surgery. He shared the options and fears of his changing living circumstances. Although he wouldn’t say this, he was a stellar example of 1) keep on working at something, and 2) stay active and exercise. I feel for his family. May they soon be glad when they think of him.

  3. Teddy, May God be with you now and always! May Teddy always have peace, hope, joy, better still, LOVE! Further, may Anita Maria be blessed with peace, comfort, hope and better still, LOVE and condolences now in our world during the days yet to come. God’s Blessings and LOVE, Russell and Eulalia (Nana) Chestnut

  4. Anita Maria, Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this sorrowful time. Teddy was an excellent husband, an outstanding father, and a great uncle. Liliana and I always enjoyed his company within our home during family events. Teddy always offered great stories of his past experience and always brought good discussions in a youthful sense. He’ll definitely be missed and will always be in our thoughts and prayers in the future. Teddy, RIP. Our sympathy and love are with you, Anthony, Liliana, Nicole and Thomas

  5. I worked with Mr. Herrera for many years. He was such a gentleman and such a pleasure to talk to. He had such a joy of living and was so proud of his family. He will be missed very much.

  6. I was very saddened to hear of Ted’s passing. I only learned of it today. I worked with Ted at the Federal Courthouse in Baltimore. He truly was the epitome of a gentle man. He always greeted me warmly and kindly. We surely have lost a great man and he will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace, Ted.

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