Adrian E. Kidwell Jan. 16, 2006
Adrian E. Kidwell, 79, a retired U.S. Park Service motorcycle police officer and coach
of youth sports in Fairfax County, died Jan. 16 of cancer at the Fairfax Station home of
He was born in Washington, one of 10 children. He graduated from the old Central
High School (1943) and entered the Army.
He participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy, in the Pacific theater and in Tokyo.
Mr. Kidwell served in the Park Police from 1954 to 1974. During the 1950s and 1960s,
he coached youth sports in Falls Church and Alexandria. He coached baseball, cross
country and golf at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria from 1976 to 1990.
His wife, Regina J. McCabe Kidwell, whom he married in 1951, died in 1994.
Survivors include his children, Mary Beth Brown of Fairfax Station, Michael Kidwell of
Springfield and Patrick Kidwell of Marshall, Va.; two sisters, Helen Kane of
Woodbridge and Mary Marrazzo of Fairfax; and 11 grandchildren.