Remembering the Navy Yard fallen: 12 diverse stories come to a sudden end

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Longtime Navy Yard handyman Arthur Daniels departed for work at 6:45 a.m. Monday.

“All he did was went to work,” Priscilla Daniels, his wife of 30 years, told WTTG-TV. “That man didn’t have to shoot my husband. I love my husband.”

The large family that includes five children struggled in the wake of the shooting to understand Mr. Daniels’ death.

“We’re all trying to make sense of this,” Della Huggins, his sister, told the station.

Sylvia Frasier, 53, of Waldorf, Md.

Sylvia Frasier had worked at Naval Sea Systems Command as an information assurance manager since 2000, according to a LinkedIn profile in her name.

Ms. Frasier studied at Strayer University, earning a bachelor of science in computer information systems in 2000 and a master’s in information systems in 2002. Her duties included providing policy and guidance on network security, and assuring that all computer systems operated by the headquarters met Department of Navy and Department of Defense requirements.

She also led efforts “to establish and implement procedures to investigate security violations or incidents,” according to the profile.

Her brother, James Frasier, declined to comment Monday night. She is survived by her parents James and Eloise Proctor, and six siblings.

Kathy Gaarde, 62, of Woodbridge, Va.

Kathy Gaarde was a financial analyst at Washington Navy Yard, but when she wasn’t at work she spent her time cheering on the Washington Capitals, counting birds for a local refuge and enjoying the company of her family.

Her family in a statement described Ms. Gaarde as “a caring daughter, fantastic mother, wife and best friend for 43 years.”

In a statement emailed to The Associated Press, Ms. Gaarde’s husband, Douglass Gaarde, said Tuesday that even after one day he already missed his wife.

“We were just starting to plan our retirement activities and now none of that matters,” he said.

John Roger Johnson, 73, of Derwood

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