William H. Consla – Major, United States Army

William H. Consla, 81, a veteran of two wars and a civilian communications specialist with the Navy, died September 12, 2006, of cardiovascular arrest at the Fountains at Washington House, a retirement community in Alexandria. Virginia.

Consla was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946. He was part of the naval support units during the Normandy invasion in 1944.

After briefly serving in the Pennsylvania National Guard, he joined the Army in 1947 and saw combat during the Korean War. He left the Army in 1958 with the rank of Major.

He worked briefly in construction in Florida before moving to Arlington in 1959 to join a cryptographic communications office of the Navy. He retired in the 1980s.

Consla was active in the Masons and was a member of the Andrew Jackson lodge in Alexandria; the Kemper-Macon Ware lodge in Falls Church; and the A. Douglas Smith Jr. Lodge of Research in Alexandria.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Nevla Consla of Alexandria; and a stepbrother.


On September 12, 2006, beloved husband of Nelva Consla; brother of James L. Lovejoy (Carole). Survived by one cousin, Edward Consla (Rachael).

Graveside service at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on Monday, November 6, 2006 at 1 p.m

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