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JoAnn Leora Sunell

December 25, 1933 - March 27, 2015


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Abcm Michael K. Martin

August 29, 1945 - March 27, 2015

ABCM (Retired) Michael K. Martin, age 69, a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia (previously Virginia Beach, VA) passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on March 27, 2015 after battling cancer for the past year. Michael retired from the United States Navy in November 1991 after having served 29 honorable years. He entered the civilian sector and worked for 17 years for...
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Liz Joan Lease

August 10, 1946 - March 27, 2015

Elizabeth Joan Lease, known as Liz, was born August 10, 1946 in Elmira, NY. After a year-long courageous and stoic battle with appendiceal cancer and related complications, Liz succumbed peacefully at home in Williamsburg, VA on March 27, 2015. She was surrounded by her loving husband and daughters.Liz was predeceased by her parents, Rosemond and Arthur Sykes.She is survived by her husband of...
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William August Best

August 17, 1920 - March 26, 2015


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Lawrence Charles Magnant

April 8, 1949 - March 24, 2015


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Martha Nesbitt Moriarty

May 2, 1946 - March 23, 2015

Martha N. Moriarty, 68, passed away peacefully at her home in Williamsburg on March 23 with family at her side. She was the daughter of Richard and Margaret Nesbitt. She graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with a degree in marketing and was a buyer for Bloomingdale's before having children and devoting full time to her family. In 1973, she and her husband, Peter Moriarty, settled in Short...
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Virginia Partrea Bateman

September 9, 1920 - March 22, 2015


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Catherine Louise Hickman

December 5, 1939 - March 20, 2015

Catherine Louise Hickman, of Williamsburg, passed away on March 20, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.She is survived by her son, Tommy Hickman (Tina); daughters, Sheila Gray (Louis), Mary Argabright (Brian); grandchildren, Lauren, Michael, Dustin, Lindsay; and great-grandchildren, Hunter and Kaelynn.Visitation will be Tuesday, March 24 from 6PM-8PM at Nelsen Funeral Home,...
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Marshall Dean Blackburn

July 17, 1931 - March 19, 2015


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Maxie Anderson Lingerfelt

March 17, 1935 - March 17, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG - Maxie Anderson Lingerfelt was born into this world March 17, 1935 in Gastonia, North Carolina to Ethel & Albert Lingerfelt. He lived a full 80 years on this earth and on March 17, 2015, he was welcomed into Heaven with open arms by his parents and his beloved grandparents Alice & John Lingerfelt. There also to greet him was his sister Jo Ann Sanders, and three brothers Doug...
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Virginia P. Vines

April 21, 1928 - March 16, 2015

Virginia P. Vines, age 86, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on March 16, 2015.She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Thomas Vines.Virginia worked for Colonial Williamsburg Lodge as a pantry cook, where she retired after 30 years of service. She was an active member of Parish Hill Baptist Church, until her health failed later in life. She enjoyed shopping, decorating, cooking, as well...
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Thomas James O'Brien

September 15, 1942 - March 16, 2015

Thomas James O'Brien, a native of Chicago, IL, and resident of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on March 16, 2015.His career spanned 28 years, retiring as Senior Vice President of Publishing Operations at Dun and Bradstreet Corp./The Reuben H. Donnelley Corp.Thomas will be missed by all who knew him and loved dearly by his family.He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn; his son, John O'Brien...
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Mildred R. Loring

March 28, 1924 - March 15, 2015

Mildred "Mimi" Loring, a longtime resident of Williamsburg, passed away on March 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Murray Loring, her brother, Alvin Rogers and her sister, Rita Becker.Mimi had been a beloved teacher for many years in the James City County School System. A founding member of Temple Beth El of Williamsburg, she served as president of the Sisterhood...
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Evelyn Winbauer Enroughty

December 10, 1921 - March 14, 2015

ENROUGHTY, Evelyn W., age 93, of Richmond, peacefully passed away on March 14, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Charles Eugene Enroughty Sr.; loving mother of Charles Jr. (Linda); cherished sister of Josephine Knight and Gertrude Gentry; brother, Joseph E. Winbauer; caring cousin of Mary Elizabeth Meeham, many other cousins; and special friends, Kathy Butner and Peggy Kasinger. A graveside service...
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Robert Trent Winfree

January 3, 1924 - March 14, 2015

Robert Trent Winfree, Jr., 91, a retired Army colonel, died March 14, 2015, at the Greenfield Senior Living Residence in Williamsburg, Virginia. The cause of death was complications due to a stroke. Born in Daytona Beach, Florida, on January 3, 1924, to Robert Trent and Katherine Whitlow Winfree, Col. Winfree spent his formative years in Lexington, Kentucky. He attended the University of Kentucky...
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Charles Wendell Emig

January 2, 1933 - March 12, 2015


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Mark W. Orton

August 10, 1954 - March 11, 2015

Mark W. Orton, age 60, passed away at home with his family after a five year battle with lung cancer. Mark was born on August 10, 1954 in Saratoga Springs, NY. He was preceded in death by his mother, Regina (Sesselman) Orton and his father, Wesley J. Orton. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 39 years, Kathy; son, Mark Jr. and wife, Stacy, of OK; son, Jason and wife Sara of VA; and...
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Robert Henry Newsome

August 20, 1933 - March 10, 2015

Robert Henry "Bobby" Newsome of Williamsburg, VA was born on August 20, 1933 in Emporia, VA. He was one of eleven siblings born to the late Salem I. and Lucy W. Newsome. Bobby passed onto his eternal home on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Sentara Williamsburg Medical Center.He is survived by his son, Robert H. Newsome, Jr. and wife, Joy of Alabama; brothers, Richard (Starla), John (Edith), Donald...
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Viola Rosemarie Luciano

July 9, 1939 - March 9, 2015


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Kathryn Ann Young

June 18, 1942 - March 9, 2015

Kathryn Ann Young, age 72, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on March 9, 2015.She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Lundby.Kathryn was a graduate of Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. She worked as a teacher in Mound, MN and in Virginia Beach, VA for 5 years and then became a devoted homemaker after the birth of her two daughters, Kristin and Kari. She was an active member of...
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Frank Rand Boatwright

May 27, 1947 - March 7, 2015

Frank Rand "Randy" Boatwright, Jr., passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Randy was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 27, 1947, to Frank R. Boatwright, Sr. and Daisy Arline Mosely Boatwright. He was educated in the school systems of South Carolina, Kansas, Hawaii, and Virginia. He graduated from James Blair High School in Williamsburg, in 1964. Randy was preceded in death by his...
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Richard Randolph Newberg

June 3, 1926 - March 6, 2015

Richard Randolph Newberg passed away peacefully on March 3, 2015 in Williamsburg, VA. He was born June 3, 1926 at Saint James, MN to parents Edgar and Emma (Somers) Newberg. He was baptized and confirmed at East Sveadahl Lutheran Church.Richard was united in marriage to Barbara Helen Copeland on February 10, 1951 in Minneapolis, MN.Richard served as an Electronics Technician in the Navy during...
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Moira O. Vacekonis

February 12, 1934 - March 5, 2015

Moira "Molly" Vacekonis, age 81, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on March 5 2015.She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald (Jerry) Vacekonis; her mother and father; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; and 1 grandson, Ross.Molly formerly worked for the Scotland House and was a member of the Dixie Dames Red Hat Ladies. She also loved to spend time with family and friends, laughing and sharing stories...
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Regina Lupica Passarella

November 14, 1936 - March 5, 2015

Regina Lupica Passarella, 78, died peacefully at home on March 5, 2015, after a long and courageous struggle with vasculitis and other chronic illnesses.Born in New York and raised in Washington, DC, Regina earned a BS degree in Chemistry from Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross. Employed as a research chemist, she treated terminally ill patients at the National Institutes of Health. She met...
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Virginia Riggs Berno

December 5, 1959 - March 4, 2015

Virginia "Vee" Riggs Berno, 55, of Williamsburg passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on March 4, 2015. Vee was a lively, devoted and caring wife, mother, stepmother, sister and friend. She lived her life with a deep faith and concern for others. Vee was born at Fort Knox, Kentucky into a family with a long tradition of U.S. Army service and spent a portion of her childhood in Germany...
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George Wallace Grayson

July 23, 1938 - March 4, 2015

George W. Grayson, 76, a longtime representative of the Historic Triangle in the House of Delegates and a retired College of William & Mary professor, passed away on March 4, 2015.Dr. Grayson was the Class of 1938 Professor of Government Emeritus at the College of William & Mary, and had made more than 200 research trips to Latin America. In addition, he was a senior associate at the...
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Rita Gauvin Levitre

September 1, 1922 - March 3, 2015

Rita Gauvin Levitre, 92, died peacefully at home on March 3, 2015 in Williamsburg,Va.Born September 1, 1922 in Fall River, MA, she married William Levitre in 1949 and moved to Florence SC in 1955 where she remained for nearly 60 years. In September of 2012, she moved to Williamsburg to live with her daughter and son-in-law.She is survived by her brother, Paul (Dorothy) Gauvin of Hyannis, MA, and...
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Robert Owen Williams

November 6, 1927 - March 3, 2015

Robert Owen Williams, died March 3, 2015, in Williamsburg, Va. Dr. Williams was born November 6, 1927. He grew up in Arlington, Va., graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Medical College of Virginia and practiced medicine for many years in Richmond. He cherished memories of flying and time spent at his farm in Beaverdam. He derived great pleasure from his patients, colleagues and...
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Daniele Bourderau

June 24, 1938 - March 2, 2015

Daniele Bourderau passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the age of 76. She is survived by her daughter Sandra, her son Loic, her granddaughters Thea and Elitys. 36 years ago, Daniele "fell in love" with Williamsburg, decided to stay and founded the restaurant Le Yaca. Daniele was passionated about cuisine of the world but her specialty was, of course, French cuisine. Most of all,...
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Katharine Ann Ruszkowski

September 24, 1916 - March 2, 2015

Katharine Anne Ruszkowski of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on March 2, 2015 at the age of 98 after a brief illness. She was born on September 24, 1916 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her parents Jan and Marianna (Mroczek) Urbanik had emigrated from Poland a few years earlier.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 66 years, Leon, her sister Agnes, her brothers, John and Joseph, and her...
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Leiba Rodman

June 9, 1949 - March 2, 2015


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David Lee Riggleman

October 17, 1940 - March 2, 2015

David Lee Riggleman, age 74, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on March 2, 2015.He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Irene Riggleman. David was a self-employed lifelong mechanic. He also worked for Henry S. Branscome, Inc. and in Mobile Estates over the years.He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Hilda F. Riggleman; one daughter, Jennifer "Jenny" Deal and her husband, Daniel;...
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Paul Gustaf Obraczka

July 27, 1958 - March 2, 2015

Paul Gustaf Obraczka, age 56, of Williamsburg VA, passed away on March 2, 2015.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rudolph and Sofie Bauer and Arthur and Maria Obraczka.Paul graduated from Denbigh High School and worked as a self-employed auto mechanic. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed various gun clubs and gun shows. Paul was also...
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William P. Chisholm

August 18, 1940 - March 1, 2015

William "Chip" Chisholm, age 74, passed away Sunday, 1 March 2015 at his home with family after a courageous year long bout with pancreatic cancer. Chip was born on 18 August 1940 in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vivian Peters and his father, George L. Chisholm. Cherishing his memory are his wife of 54 years, Valerie, son Steve (Janice), daughter Debbie ...
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Brian Lamont Penny,

May 12, 1973 - February 25, 2015

On February 25, 2015, Brian Lamont Penny, Sr. left his earthly body and gained a Heavenly one. He was 41 years old.Brian was a life-long resident of Williamsburg. He graduated from Lafayette High School in 1992. He was a long-time employee of Wendy's International and then Wen Gap. He was a hard worker and loved his family and friends to the fullest. His humor and wit was one of a kind...
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Anne Jackson Morledge

November 6, 1928 - February 24, 2015

Anne Jackson Morledge died February 24, 2015. She was born on Election Day, November 6, 1928, in South Richmond, Virginia, a descendant of colonists dating back to 1610 at Jamestown Island, being the daughter of Gustavus Vasa Jackson and Susie Pearl Southard. Her family moved to Midlothian in 1929, and in 1935 relocated to Highland Park, Richmond. Mrs. Morledge enjoyed Girl Scouts and riding...
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Donna Marie Fitzsimmons

November 5, 1959 - February 24, 2015

Donna M. Fitzsimmons (Shuler), age 55, of James City County, passed away on February 24, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Fitzsimmons; mother, Gloria G. Shuler; and her brother, Kevin Edward Shuler.Donna served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Sperry Marine. She enjoyed bird watching, fishing and reading.Donna is survived by her son, Daniel S. Fitzsimmons; her father,...
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Hans Paul Geyer

July 26, 1926 - February 23, 2015

Hans Geyer, 88, passed away on Monday, February 23 in Williamsburg, VA. Hans had many interests and hobbies, particularly gardening, woodworking and cooking. His specialty was making German sausage from a traditional recipe. It became the signature food at family picnics and dinners for decades. For this he has received the title of Bratwurstmeister. Hans's talents in the garden extended to his...
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Diane Susan Mule'

August 19, 1946 - February 23, 2015

Diane S. Mule', 68, of Williamsburg, VA passed away at the Williamsburg Hospice House and Support Care surrounded by family on February 23, 2015. Diane was born August 19, 1946 in Staten Island, NY where she worked as a hairdresser and school aide. After moving to Virginia, Diane worked first as a school aide for JCC schools, then as a sales associate for West Point Pepperell and later, JC Penney...
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James Earl Ross

June 27, 1940 - February 21, 2015

James Earl Ross, 74, of Williamsburg, passed away on February 21. James served as a Warrant Officer W4 in the US Army for over 33 years as a helicopter pilot. After retirement James flew a medevac helicopter for Med-Star in Pennsylvania.He had a love and passion for flying, spending time with his family reading, wood work, and working on his yard.James is survived by his wife of 56 years, Anna;...
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Un Sun Kil

February 20, 1938 - February 21, 2015


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Eileen Frances Przybysz

March 26, 1945 - February 21, 2015

Eileen Frances Przybysz, of Williamsburg formerly of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away on February 21, 2015. Prior to being a Civilian Investigator for the St. Petersburg Police Department in Florida, Eileen served in the US Navy for a brief time. She enjoyed the scenic views of the Skyline Highway and Colonial Parkway. Eileen was also an avid reader who enjoyed travels with her husband.Eileen is...
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Edna Ruth Collins

August 14, 1923 - February 19, 2015


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Shirley Deabler Chalker

May 19, 1929 - February 17, 2015

Shirley Deabler Chalker passed away peacefully on February 17, 2015 at the age of 85. She was born on May 19, 1929 in Centralia, Illinois, where she grew up. She became an R.N. and worked at Missouri Southern Baptist Hospital. She lived several places in her lifetime, including Florida, Pennsylvania, and New York. She settled in Pinehurst, North Carolina for many years before moving to be near...
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Raymond Richard Tracer

January 10, 1952 - February 16, 2015

Raymond Richard Tracer (Dicky), age 63, of Toano, VA, passed away on February 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Jessup and Juanita Akers Jessup. He was a loving husband, brother and uncle, and enjoyed being with family and friends.Dicky retired from Camp Peary as a garage foreman and was a graduate of Hampton High. He was a member of Laf-A-Lot Rod and Gun Club.Before...
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Stanley Grey Hash

August 25, 1943 - February 14, 2015

Stanley G. Hash, 71, retired LTC, author, professor, and doctor of international studies, died February 14, 2015 at the Medical Center at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.He died from a combination of type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver.Born in Washington D.C. on August 25, 1943, Stanley spent his formative years in Maryland as well as Japan, Venezuela, and...
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Judith Merrill Koestring

January 29, 1944 - February 14, 2015


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Barbara Jayne Paul

November 24, 1954 - February 14, 2015

Barbara J. Paul, age 60, passed away with her family by her side, on February 14, 2015 in Richmond, VA. Barbara was born November 24, 1954 in Rantoul, Illinois to Harold and Judith Fellbaum. Her family moved to Bergen County, New Jersey and lived there for many years.Barbara grew up with her brother, Bill and sister, Jean. She received a B.A. from Gettysburg College and received a graduate...
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Joan Elizabeth Hartgen

March 20, 1940 - February 14, 2015

A resident of Ford's Colony, Williamsburg, and wife of John W. Hartgen, Joan Elizabeth Hartgen passed away on February 14. She was 74 years old and succumbed after a long ordeal with cancer. The daughter of Norbert and Ann Pfeiffer, Joan was born March 20, 1940 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She graduated in 1961 from the St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Reading, PA. Married to John W. Hartgen...
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Betty June Holloman

April 12, 1938 - February 13, 2015

Betty Spurgeon Holloman, age 76, a resident of Patriots Colony in Williamsburg, VA, died on February 13, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Neoma Spurgeon. Betty was born in Chilhowie, VA, graduated from Chilhowie High School and received a BS in Economics from Emory and Henry College. Betty married Earl Holloman, an Army careerist, in 1960 and enjoyed the rich and interesting life...
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John Francis Burns

May 7, 1939 - February 13, 2015

John F. 'Jack' Burns (75) answered God's call February 13, 2015. He was born on May 7, 1939 and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He was a resident of Williamsburg since 1983. Following graduation from high school, he entered the U.S. Navy, serving over 22 years. He continued his commitment through Civil Service at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, until retirement in 2001. Jack will be forever...
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Raymond Dennis O'Berry

July 24, 1983 - February 13, 2015

Raymond Dennis (Denny) O'Berry, Jr., passed away February 13, 2015 after a brief illness. Denny was predeceased by his father, Raymond Dennis O'Berry. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Moody O'Berry and his brother, Ryan Dennis O'Berry.Denny was born July 24, 1983 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was so loved by his family. He enjoyed books, movies and going out in his van. Denny...
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Martha Phyllis Crawley Mears

February 21, 1935 - February 12, 2015

Martha Phyllis Mears, age 79, passed away on 12 February 2015. She was born in Ohio on 21 February 1935. Later the family moved to California. Martha attended Sacramento State College for a year. She then was married and moved to Italy. Upon her return to the states, she lived in San Point, Idaho. She later moved to Spokane, Washington. It was there that she attended Spokane Community...
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Thomas Edward Meyers

May 16, 1963 - February 11, 2015

Thomas Edward Meyers, 51, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2015. He was a native of Brookline, Massachusetts and a graduate of the College of William and Mary. Thomas excelled in the design of jewelry and enjoyed crafting beautiful original works. We all will certainly miss his wonderful smile and keen sense of humor.Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Earl and his brother, James. ...
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Carolyn Jean Perkins

October 28, 1946 - February 9, 2015

Carolyn "Kandi" Perkins, of Charles City, VA, passed away on February 9, 2015 at the age of 68.She is survived by her husband, George F. Perkins; sons, Samuel Andrews and Brian Perkins; daughter, Amanda Duckworth; sisters, Shirley Gasque and Peggy Tipton; and four grandchildren.A memorial service will be held at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 19300 The Glebe Lane, Charles City, VA on Saturday,...
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Fritz Koeppen

August 22, 1928 - February 8, 2015

Fritz Ernst August Koeppen, 86, a 17 year resident of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 8, 2015.He is survived by his wife Erna; and two sons, Ernest and wife Denise Koeppen of California and Ronald and wife Gbemie Koeppen of Maryland. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Nicklaus Koeppen and Alessandra Koeppen of California and Maya Koeppen...
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Bryan Bruce Catlin

April 29, 1969 - February 6, 2015


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James Ross Keenan

August 27, 1947 - February 4, 2015


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Robert Eugene Johnson

January 29, 1926 - February 4, 2015

Robert (Bob) Eugene Johnson (89) of Patriots Colony, Williamsburg, VA died February 4, 2015. He was born January 29, 1926 to Harry and Mabel Johnson of Kalamazoo, MI. A memorial service in celebration of his life will be held on February 14, 2015, 3:00 pm, Patriots Colony, Grand Hall, 6000 Patriots Colony Drive, Williamsburg, VA. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Patricia Brown Johnson;...
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Eric Norman Kampfe

June 17, 1947 - February 4, 2015

Eric Norman Kampfe, of Williamsburg, passed away on February 4, 2015, at the age of 67. He was a devoted husband, loving father and cherished friend to all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Kampfe and his wife, Elisabeth Kampfe.Eric served in the U.S. Army and after receiving a Masters of Divinity, he became a pastor. He was also a member of Life Church, as well as a...
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Kevin Jeffrey Baldwin

October 8, 1939 - February 4, 2015

On February 4, 2015, Kevin Baldwin of Williamsburg, VA died after a short and unexpected illness. He is survived by his loving wife, Susan and children, Meghan, Kathleen Giles, CDR, USN (Scott) and Patrick, along with his brothers, Brian and Sean. Born in Schenectady, NY to John and Helene Baldwin, and raised in Bethesda, MD, Kevin attended St. John's College High School. In his youth, he was an...
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Phyllis Dorothy Garner

August 5, 1935 - February 3, 2015

Phyllis Dorothy McKinney Garner of Williamsburg, Virginia, formerly a resident of Pensacola, Florida for more than 50 years, passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Williamsburg. Phyllis was born to Hester and Daniel McKinney of Brighton, Massachusetts on August 5, 1935. Her sons James (DeDe) and Tom (Renée), her brother Art (Pat), as well as grandsons Alex and Nicolas survive Phyllis....
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Robert Richard Denis

June 6, 1939 - February 1, 2015


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Warren Earl Harrell

April 24, 1933 - February 1, 2015


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Thomas Wheeler Wood

October 25, 1930 - January 31, 2015

Thomas Wheeler Wood of Williamsburg, born in Richmond on October 25, 1930, died January 31, 2015. He was the son of the late Dr. Thomas Wheeler Wood and Mildred Murrell Wood McLeod.Tom is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gillie Martin Wood, and their children, Thomas Garland Wood and his wife, Kelley Brown Wood of Williamsburg, Louise Wood Flanagan, U.S. District Court Judge, and her husband...
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Matthew Francis Ripley

October 8, 1976 - January 31, 2015

Matthew Francis Ripley, age 38, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on January 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sandra K. Ripley. Matthew was self-employed and worked in the construction industry. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.He is survived by his wife, Kerrica Ripley; his son, Logan Michael; his daughters, Kyndal Brianne and Allison Skye; his father,...
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Roger Elsworth Priest

August 13, 1924 - January 30, 2015

Roger Ellsworth Priest, 90, was a devoted husband to his first wife Martha Connolley Priest who passed in 2008 and a loving father to his children Glenn Priest, Pamela Ferguson and her husband Glenn, and Lou Anna Hinckley and her husband Christopher. Roger was blessed with grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Grant Ferguson, Brian Ferguson and his wife Natalie and sons Brock and Grady, and...
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Benjamin Samuel Deal

January 13, 1930 - January 30, 2015

Benjamin Samuel Deal, 85 of Williamsburg, VA died peacefully on Friday January 30 2015.Born January 13, 1930 in Michigan to Iola Cleveland Deal and Samuel Deal, he married Georgetta Pearson November 1, 1956 who survives him.Benjamin is father to Jill Anne Deal of Williamsburg, VA; Gregory Scott Deal of Morristown, NJ, and William Deal of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a proud grandfather to his...
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Claud B. Brown

January 27, 1928 - January 29, 2015

Claud B. Brown of Williamsburg went to be with his Lord and Savior, and bride of 65 years, Ruth Casey Newton Brown, in heaven on January 29, 2015. Mr. Brown was born in Timmonsville, SC, on January 27, 1928. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Casey Newton Brown, his father and mother, Roy Letchner Brown and Rebecca Hicks Brown and nine brothers and sisters.Mr. Brown attended Brownwood...
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Jeanne Allee Skinner

March 10, 1920 - January 29, 2015


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Cynthia Jane Corderman

November 10, 1933 - January 29, 2015

Cynthia "Cindy" Jane Corderman, 81, a Binghamton, NY native and a resident of Williamsburg, VA since 2000, died peacefully at home on January 29, 2015. Cindy, daughter of Paul and Vivian VanDerKar, sister to the late Sally VanDerKar, and loving wife of James Warren Corderman, died as a result of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). She had three children, Michael, Eric and Rebecca and 10 grandchildren,...
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Helen Clarissa Crawford

November 17, 1916 - January 28, 2015

Helen Clarissa Crawford, 98, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina, surrounded by her loved ones. She was known for her vibrant personality and love for life. Among her many accomplishments, she had a successful career in Real Estate with Teagle Realty in Newport News, Virginia. She was an avid bridge player and reader and now will be pursuing her lifelong joy of...
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Matthew Benvenuto McCullough

May 8, 1923 - January 25, 2015

Matthew McCullough, 91, died 25 January 2015 at Williamsburg Landing in Williamsburg. His sudden death was caused by pneumonia.He was born on 5 May 1923 in New York City and was proud to have been the third generation to have been born in Manhattan.He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ellen Thomas McCullough, to whom he was married for 41 years. Also surviving is the family of his brother, John P....
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Herbert Ross Ford

July 12, 1933 - January 25, 2015


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H. Ross Ford

July 12, 1933 - January 25, 2015

H. Ross Ford, of Williamsburg, passed away on January 25, 2015. He was a graduate of Lehigh University with a Bachelor's degree in business. He was a manager and broker in commercial real estate.Ross was a long time resident of Governors Land. He was a board member and treasurer of the Two Rivers Country Club and commodore of the yacht club. He was an avid sailor and collector of shoulder patch...
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Larry Roger Patrick

December 8, 1945 - January 24, 2015

U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Larry Roger Patrick was drafted and honorably retired as Vietnam combat veteran in 1985. He then continued to serve in defense of our nations freedom as an Army Civilian until 2011 for a combined total of 48 years. Only a few, such as President Eisenhower, have served our nation for over a half of a century. Larry, the loving husband of wife Sonia, for almost 37...
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Ella S. Tapscott

October 17, 1930 - January 24, 2015

Ella Scott Tapscott ("Scotty") departed this life on January 24, 2015. The younger of two children, she was born to Ray Carter Scott and Margaret Hockett Scott on October 17, 1930, in Fluvanna County, Virginia. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1951, she spent most of her adult years in Yorktown, Virginia, only recently becoming a resident of James City County.Although during...
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Michael Edward Latimer

January 23, 1955 - January 22, 2015

Michael Edward Latimer, of Toano, passed away on January 22 at the age of 59. Mike was a Master Electrician and HVAC Master Tradesman and owner of Melchanical Heating and Cooling of Toano. He was a member of Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church. Mike was an avid water skier, and was a faithful and devoted friend. He loved spending time with family and beloved dogs. Mike is survived by his wife of...
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Janie Bernice Mace

February 4, 1943 - January 22, 2015

Janie Cook Mace, 71 years old, of York County, Virginia went home to be with her Lord on January 22, 2015. She was born in Iaeger, West Virginia on February 4, 1943 to Theodore and Edith Cook. She married Charles Mace on June 9, 1993 in Yorktown, Virginia. She found joy in caring for others throughout her work and home life. She especially loved spending time with her children and...
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Rita Delores Durrant

July 4, 1919 - January 20, 2015

On January 20, 2015, Rita Durrant, 95, passed away peacefully, after a very impressive, fulfilling life. Rita was born July 4, 1919, in Chicago, Illinois, right after her father presented a firecracker to her mother on the back porch. Rita was raised in Chicago, with her sister, brother and parents. She became a Dental Hygienist, then in support of the war effort (WWII), worked as a Telephone...
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Tony Alexander Hale

April 10, 1949 - January 19, 2015

Tony A. Hale, 65, of Williamsburg, passed away on January 19, 2015. Service arrangements will be private.
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Joyce Isabel-Mary Cowham Carvutto

December 25, 1922 - January 19, 2015


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Betty Mullins Smith-Schulke

November 23, 1932 - January 17, 2015

Betty Mullins Smith Schulke was born in 1932 in Callaway, Va. She graduated from Newport News High School in 1950. She worked as a secretary for the Newport News Police Department and at TRADS at Fort Eustis. She then attended Grace Downs School in New York to become a Flight Attendant and flew for several years for Capital Airlines until she married John Smith in 1958. They lived for years...
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Eloise Goulding Levy

March 9, 1924 - January 16, 2015

Eloise Odell Goulding Levy, 90, died January 16, 2015 in Williamsburg, VA. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard M. Levy, Jr.; by her parents, Robert Lee Goulding and Kathleen S. Goulding; her brother, Robert Goulding; and by an infant son. She is survived by her children, Richard Levy (Bart), Kathleen Levy Hoppe (Joe, deceased), Robert Levy (Joanne) and Ellen Levy Vinson (Rick); and by a...
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Mary Jane Cornwell

May 3, 1934 - January 14, 2015

Mary Jane Cornwell, 80, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the Williamsburg Hospice House surrounded by her family.Born April 3, 1934 in Renick, WV, she was the daughter of the late Homer L. Lowance and Ethel Prudence Lowance.Mary Jane worked at various locations including the FBI in DC, and retired as a Data Automation Specialist at Langley Air Force base in Hampton,...
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William Carroll Sadler

June 6, 1923 - January 14, 2015

William Carroll Sadler, age 91, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on January 14, 2015. He was a career Naval Officer, and Federal Civil Servant, as well as senior project engineer for several Washington, DC Federal Contractors.William was a graduate of M.I.T and also received a Master Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and the University of Southern California. He is survived by his wife,...
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Jean Merritt Lewis

August 15, 1932 - January 14, 2015

Jean M. Lewis died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the age of 82. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howell S. Lewis; her parents, Curtis M. and Sarah C. Merritt; and brother, Tommy Merritt.Mrs. Lewis had been a school teacher since 1954, and retired from Walsingham Academy. She was also a member of Walnut Hills Baptist Church, where she served as the church librarian. In her spare time...
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Jane Beall Griffith

April 20, 1925 - January 13, 2015

Jane Beall Griffith passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Mrs. Griffith was a native of Darnestown, Maryland and a Williamsburg resident since 1989. The daughter of Arthur W. and Josephine W. Beall, Mrs. Griffith is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Griffith, her parents, and her brothers, Arthur, Jr. and George Peter. She was a graduate of Green Mountain College in Poultney,...
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William McBride

June 20, 1924 - January 12, 2015

William McBride, who died on January 12, 2015, was born and raised in Roanoke, VA and was a resident of Yorktown and Williamsburg since 1951. He is survived by his wife, Betty; son, William Mark of Williamsburg; and daughter, Jenness of Cathedral City, CA. After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy for four years during World War II. He was discharged as a first class Petty Officer and...
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Albert Joseph LaFrance

October 14, 1913 - January 11, 2015

Albert Joseph LaFrance, 101, passed away on January 11, 2015. He was born on October 14, 1913 in Norway, Maine where he attended elementary school and graduated as valedictorian from nearby Oxford Hills High School in 1931.In 1937, he moved to Washington, DC where he was employed first by the Department of Commerce and then by the Department of Labor. During that time he also studied Gregg...
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Blaise James Ognibene

August 29, 1912 - January 11, 2015

Blaise James Ognibene, 102, of Williamsburg, formerly of Brooklyn, NY passed away January 11, 2015. He is survived by his son, Frank (Dorothy); daughters-in-law, Diane Ognibene and Antionette Ognibene; seven grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren and three great-great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 12, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at...
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Edward James McCue

September 12, 1937 - January 10, 2015


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Jeannette Ford Baggs

December 29, 1937 - January 9, 2015

The Reverend Jeannette Ford Baggs passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 after a nearly decade-long battle with Alzheimer's disease, which she fought with great courage, dignity and grace. She was 77 years of age. Born in Oxford, North Carolina, Reverend Baggs also lived in Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, and Arizona, before retiring in Williamsburg, Virginia. Over the years, she enjoyed traveling...
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William Clarence Gumm

September 30, 1926 - January 8, 2015


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Mary Margaret Barkowski

October 25, 1908 - January 8, 2015


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John Burton Clark

November 3, 1938 - January 6, 2015

John Burton Clark, 76, of Williamsburg, passed away 6 January, 2015. He was born in Milwaukee, but other than a tour in the US Army, made his life on the Peninsula. He was the owner of Slaughter Lumber Company, established by his grandfather in Hampton in 1908. He attended the College of William and Mary and Richmond Professional Institute (currently Virginia Commonwealth University) in the...
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Harold P. Clark

May 12, 1921 - January 5, 2015

Harold Page Clark, (93) of Patriots Colony of Williamsburg, retired Colonel, AUS and retired a scientific officer of the Central Intelligence Agency, died January 5, 2015.Col. Clark was born in Huntington, WVA, the second son of the late Harry G. and S. Ruth Clark of Roanoke, Virginia. He was preceded by his brother Wayt P. in 1940. He was a distinguished military graduate of the Virginia...
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Frank MacDonald Morton

July 13, 1942 - January 4, 2015

Frank MacDonald Morton III died January 4, 2015, in Estero, FL, their winter home since 2009. He was 72. He was born in Baltimore, MD, and traveled with his Naval family to many assignments including Hawaii, California, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Although he lived in many places, his heart was at home at "Hilltop" his family home on the Rappahannock River near Waterview, VA. His desire...
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Marliyn Elizabeth Hug

April 21, 1948 - January 4, 2015


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Caroline Cooper

June 24, 1919 - January 4, 2015

Carolyn Cooper has died at the age of 95. She is survived by a sister, Priscilla Kelly; a daughter, Skip Mollenhauer; and a niece, Carol Hamrick. Carolyn was born in Canton, Ohio on June 24, 1919. She later moved to Hammondsport, N.Y., and married George Cooper. They moved to Newport News during WWII and later to Williamsburg in 1964. Carolyn had been a resident at Patriots Colony since 2010. She...
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