On Tuesday, June 19,2018, Thomas Clifford Scanlan died of congestive heart failure at his home in Fairfax City.
Tom was born in Washington DC on August 30, 1946. He was the youngest of six children born to Dr. John J. Scanlan and Agnes Mary (Galvin) Scanlan. He grew up in Washington DC, where he attended grade school, high school and college. He graduated in 1980 from George Mason University Law School. From 1981 to 1986, Tom worked as an assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Fairfax County. He left that position to open a private law practice in Fairfax, focusing on criminal defense, civil litigation and domestic relations cases. Tom retired from the practice of law in 2006.
Tom is survived by his wife of 27 years, Angela Jean (Musolino) Scanlan, of Fairfax City; a sister, Sister Margaret Shawn Scanlan SND of Baltimore, niece Sofia Maria Scanlan (Chad Clark) and a great nephew, Maxwell James Clark, of Vienna. He was preceded in death by his parents, who lived in Washington DC, as well as two brothers: Monsignor John J. Scanlan Jr. and James G. Scanlan; and two sisters: M. Patricia Scanlan and Sheila (Scanlan) Sabatini.
A memorial mass will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at noon at St. Leo's the Great Catholic Church, 3700 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Family will receive friends at St. Leo's from 11:30 am to noon prior to the mass. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Tom's name to the Mid-Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society, P.O. Box 22321, Baltimore MD 21203. Funeral arrangements by Everly Funeral Home.