Jacinto Cesar Arias, age 66, died of cancer Tuesday morning, December 23, at the Virginia Hospital Center with his wife and daughter by his side.
Cesar, a veterinarian from Peru, immigrated to the U.S. in 1987 and has worked and lived in Falls Church ever since. He leaves behind his wife Maria and his daughter Kat, the Class President of George Mason High School’s class of 2002. Cesar also leaves behind many friends and co-workers from his nearly 27 years at Don Beyer Volvo.
Cesar was an energetic and tireless man. He worked six days a week for decades being the first one at work each day and the last one to leave. Many believed his name should have been on the building. He was most famous for being the dedicated driver of the Volvo Un-limo. Anyone who has ever owned a Volvo or Kia most certainly will remember Cesar. He drove many City residents to proms, homecomings, and other special occasions, never being late and always returning everyone home safely.
If you ever ran (or walked) in the Don Beyer Volvo Memorial Day Fun Run you most likely received your t-shirt from Cesar. He had not missed a Fun Run in over 20 years and was a master at distributing the shirts. Not an easy task!
In his spare time Cesar enjoyed soccer, ping pong, and attending sporting events.
Cesar knew and served so many people. He was kind, compassionate, caring, smart, and possessed a great sense of humor. He will be missed.
Funeral services and burial were held this past weekend at the National Memorial Park in Falls Church.