David Bobzien, who was selected as Reston Association's board president in April 2018, died Dec. 30 after a months-long battled against acute myeloid leukemia. Bobzien was diagnosed with the illness shortly after being chosen as president by his colleagues on the Board of Directors. He resigned from the RA board later in April. Bobzien, a retired attorney for Fairfax County, was first elected to serve a three-year term as the RA apartment owners' representative in 2017 before accepting the role as president.
At the time of his resignation from the board, Bobzien said “My hope is to get through this so that I can continue to enjoy the people and pathways that [my wife] Cathy and I fell in love with when we moved to Reston in 1975." Bobzien said that by publicly revealing the nature of his illness he might help others in similar situations.
“David was a great steward of Reston," said RA Board President, Andy Sigle. "Much of his time was spent volunteering, be it for his church, Reston Runners, the Reston Triathlon or for the legal community in Virginia. His time on the RA board really showed what a professional David was and that whatever he chose to pursue he did it passionately and diligently.”
RA CEO, Hank Lynch, said the association will contact family members to discuss ways to honor and recognize Bobzien’s service to Reston.
A memorial mass will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, at St. John Neumann Catholic Community, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston. Family will receive friends at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. before the mass. A reception will follow in the church hall.