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Memorial for Maria Nowak "Mitzi" Andrade

Born in Sümperk, Czechoslovakia on Apr. 3, 1939
Departed on Apr. 9, 2018 and resided in Alexandria, Virginia.

Maria Nowak Andrade (Mitzi), a long time resident of Alexandria, Virginia died on Monday, the 9th of April at the age of 79.

Maria was born on April 3, 1939 in Sümperk, Czechoslovakia, growing up in the neighboring town of Nákle. At the age of 14, she moved to Hombressen, Germany, where she graduated high school and then attended college to pursue studies in accounting. Her proudest moment ever though, will always be the day she became a first-generation American citizen, October 6, 1965 in Baltimore, MD, after coming to America by boat, in 1962! Maria retired from Suntrust Bank in 2008 after 24 years of service.

She loved to volunteer and spent time helping others through the March of Dimes, the Humane Society and the ASPCA. She also loved sewing and knitting, reading and going to the beach. Her greatest love was always German Shepard’s.

Maria was preceded in death by her grandparents Josef Novák Sr. and wife Anna Novák., parents Josef Novák Jr. and wife Maria Osladilova Novák Rheinisch, Uncle Frank Novák, Aunts Waltraud Felkel and Gerti (Gertrude) Schindler and step-father Helmut Rheinisch. She is survived by husband Orlando Jose Andrade Jr. to whom she has been married to for 48 years (October 16, 1970) and Son Michael James Mosher, both of Virginia, and daughter Olga Maria Andrade of Louisiana.

In keeping with the wishes of Maria, there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to The Humane Society, in her name, will be appreciated.

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