- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Kelvin DeLee Dando, a former retail worker and manager of Rite Aid drugstores, died Jan. 23 at the Reston Hospital Center from injuries suffered during an automobile accident. He was 44.

Born on Oct. 6, 1961, Mr. Dando grew up in Springfield and later lived in Oakton.

Shortly after graduating from Oakton High School in 1980, he began working for Drug Fair, which later became Gray Drugs and was bought by Rite Aid.

During his career in retail, he worked at and managed many stores, and became known as a problem-solver for Rite Aid.

Mr. Dando’s last position with Rite Aid was as a store manager in Purcellville, Va.

Mr. Dando was an avid cyclist, and particularly enjoyed biking between Leesburg and Alexandria.

He was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Orioles, and also enjoyed World War II history, music and reading.

Mr. Dando is survived by his father and mother, Jere and Nancy Dando of Oakton; two brothers, David S. Dando of Inwood, W.Va., and Jeffrey F. Dando of Manassas; a sister, Kirsten A. Blue of Chantilly; and a nephew.

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