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Betty R. Garrington

October 20, 1927 - September 24, 2017

Betty Jane Garrington passed onto the Lord on 24 September 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia where she was a long-time resident. Born and raised in West Virginia, Betty received her Bachelor's Degree in Science and at a later date completed her Master's Degree. After leaving her hometown, Betty moved to Buckroe Beach, Virginia where she met her husband, Percy E. Garrington, and began...
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Barbara-Fenella Wahl Roberts

June 24, 1927 - September 24, 2017

Barbara-Fenella Wahl Roberts, 90, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Williamsburg. Barbara was born to General Lutz Wahl, (The Adjutant General, U.S. Army, in the 1920's) and Fenella Hero Wahl on June 24, 1927. She was raised in Washington, D.C. and went to Holden Arms School in D.C. and the Gardener School in New York City.Barbara married Austin L. Roberts, Jr in 1945 and they had 4...
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Gloria Frances Lang

January 5, 1929 - September 22, 2017

Gloria Lang passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017. She was born on January 5, 1929, in New York City. Her family moved to Astoria, Long Island, in her early teens and lived there until she entered college at the State University of New York at Fredonia, to become a teacher. At Fredonia, she met Fred, which began a love affair for their long marriage.Gloria taught school in East Hampton,...
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William Walter Popelka

June 20, 1934 - September 21, 2017

William Popelka, 83, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017.He was a graduate of Union Endicott High School and Cortland State, and earned his Master's Degree from St. John's University. A veteran of the U.S. Army, William proudly served his country during the Korean War. Following his military service, he was the principal at East Meadow High School. He was an avid...
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Wilbur Dean Peterson

October 16, 1931 - September 20, 2017

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Tommie F. Karns

March 24, 1932 - September 20, 2017

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Vera Ernestine Payor

March 28, 1923 - September 19, 2017

Vera E. Payor peacefully passed from this life to her eternal home on September 19, 2017. She was born on March, 28, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan. Vera is survived by her two daughters: Paulette Parker and Nancy Payor as well three grandchildren: J. Daniel Parker (Tracy), Rebekah Semus (Joe) and Joshua Parker (Laura), as well as eight great-grandchildren: Joseph Semus, Jacob Semus, Kathryn Semus,...
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Opal Inez Lowery Eddins

October 6, 1917 - September 18, 2017

Opal Inez Lowery Eddins passed away peacefully in the loving presence of her family on September 18, 2017. She was 99 years old. Opal was born on October 6, 1917, the fifth and youngest child of Needham Jefferson Lowery and Effie Modessa (Dessie) Dunlap Lowery of Carlisle, Texas. She graduated from Trinity High School and obtained her teacher's certificate from the Huntsville Teacher's...
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John Patrick Lott

December 26, 1936 - September 16, 2017

John (Jack) Patrick Lott died on Saturday, September 16, 2017 after an extended illness. John and his wife Marcia (Marty) raised four fine children. He is survived by them and his grandchildren. His family is his legacy.Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia at a later date.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you please give to a charity of one's...
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Nancy Martha Jakobs

November 23, 1940 - September 15, 2017

Nancy M. Jakobs, 76, of Williamsburg, died on September 15, 2017. She was born November 23, 1940 in Los Angeles, California. She was a member of King of Glory Luthern Church, an active participant in Bible studies, choir, and evangelism. She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Frederick H. Jakobs.A memorial service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, September 23, at King of...
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Gail Pedrick McNaughton

August 15, 1942 - September 15, 2017

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Joseph L. O'Brien

June 7, 1927 - September 14, 2017

Joseph L. O'Brien, M.D. was born in Paterson, NJ on June 7, 1927 to Joseph M. and Agnes O'Brien. After grade school, he attended St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City graduating in 1944. He entered the Navy V-12 Program and was sent to Princeton University. In an accelerated wartime program, he completed his premedical requirements in two years and entered Cornell Medical College in 1946. While at...
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Donald Alan McCartney

March 26, 1941 - September 13, 2017

Donald Alan McCartney, 76, of James City County, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He was predeceased by his parents, Harold G. and Frances H. McCartney, and his beloved wife, Joan Baker McCartney.Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Donna M. Freeman and Janet L. Grimmett (significant other, Eric Brown); grandchildren, Brittany N. Grimmett and Timothy M. Freeman; great...
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Darryl Arden Bolstad

September 15, 1933 - September 13, 2017

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Ted Ambrose Brennan

April 13, 1930 - September 12, 2017

Edward A. "Ted" Brennan, age 87, died at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center on September 12, 2017.Born in Waterbury, CT, Ted grew up in Brooklyn, NY, where he became a lifelong, devoted fan of the NY Yankees and a season ticket holder for the NY Giants since 1956. He later married and lived in Morristown, NJ, and Alexandria, VA. For 30 years, he worked for the Department of Defense...
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Donald Nason Aspinall

June 12, 1932 - September 12, 2017

Donald Nason Aspinall, 85, passed away on September 12, 2017. He was born in Providence, R.I. to the late Moses and Ruth Aspinall. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and Vietnam, retiring after 23 years. Don was predeceased by a daughter, Diane Beswick and brother, William Aspinall.Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 35 years, Mary Ann Aspinall; four...
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John Charles Jones

May 2, 1944 - September 11, 2017

John C. Jones, 73, passed away on September 11, 2017. He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard and received decorations for Good Conduct and National Defense Medals, retiring from the Naval Weapons Station and Ace Hardware. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Grace Jones; wife, Vivian Elaine Jones and brother, Bill Jones.Left to cherish his...
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B.R. Atkinson

September 16, 1926 - September 11, 2017

B.R. (Dick) Atkinson, retired vice president of community affairs for Nestle USA and Stouffer's, was a veteran of 42 years in the public relations field in Cleveland, New York City and Chicago.Born in Lakewood, Ohio (9-16-26), Atkinson graduated from Lakewood H.S. and Ohio University's School of Journalism. He was a veteran of World War II where he was a signalman on a Navy minesweeper in the...
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George Martin Johnson

September 6, 1923 - September 8, 2017

George M. Johnson, 94, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on September 8, 2017. He was a retired Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Army. Infantry was his branch during WWII, Korea and Vietnam two times. His decorations included BSM w/4 OLC; MSM; AM WWIIVM; GCMDL; C1B w/3d award and 13 additional decorations. George was a member of Hickory Neck Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by his...
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George W. Pettengell

February 9, 1934 - September 7, 2017

George W. Pettengell, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on September 7, 2017. George was born in England on February 9, 1934 and was raised in the London Borough of Bromley, Kent. In 1949, at the age of 15, he began his career as a Cooper at Whitbread Brewery in London. On June 6, 1959, George married the love of his life, Marie; and in December 1967, they immigrated to the United States with...
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James Eugene Austin

January 27, 1954 - September 6, 2017

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Peggy Ann Ritchie

January 24, 1944 - September 6, 2017

Peggy Ann Ritchie, 73, after a hard-fought battle with lung cancer, passed away peacefully on September 6th, 2017. She was born in Savannah, Georgia to the late Ruby and Emmitt Smith. She is survived by her husband, Leon Ritchie of Williamsburg, VA, her children Mary L. Rose (James) of Smithfield, VA, Lisa Parker of Phoenix, AZ, Penny Williams of Hampton, VA, and David Mosley of Williamsburg, her...
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Betsy Oliver Croswell

September 19, 1945 - September 6, 2017

Betsy was called to her heavenly home on September 6, 2017. She was born in Gloucester, VA on September 19, 1945. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother. Betsy is survived by her loving husband for over 52 years, Harry Croswell. She treasured her times with her husband, children, grandchildren, neighbors and other special family members. Betsy is survived by her son, Robert Croswell...
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Donna Jean Stewart

November 1, 1955 - September 5, 2017

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Jane Ann Crowley

January 25, 1930 - September 5, 2017

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John Daniel Wilson

July 28, 1938 - September 2, 2017

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Robbye McEver Daniel

February 10, 1939 - September 1, 2017

Robbye McEver Daniel passed away September 1, 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia following complications from C. Difficile Colitis. She was born in Hoschton, GA on February 10, 1939. She is survived by her husband, Sam Daniel, her daughter, Mona King, her niece, Laura Cobetto and other relatives in Virginia and Georgia. She was preceded in death by her father, Julius McEver, her mother, Lucy McEver,...
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Frank Paul Baranowski

November 1, 1921 - August 30, 2017

Frank Paul Baranowski, popularly known as "Baran", died in Williamsburg, VA on August 30, 2017. He was a long-time resident of the Washington metropolitan area (Bethesda, MD and Great Falls, VA). He was predeceased by his parents John and Leona Baranowski of Bayonne, NJ and his brother Joseph John Baranowski of Allentown, PA. He is survived by his wife Alma Anders, son Michael Paul Baranowski ...
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Frank Neal Hall

March 26, 1934 - August 30, 2017

Frank Neal Hall, 83, formerly of Williamsburg, VA, departed this life for his eternal home in Heaven on August 30, 2017, in Fredericksburg, VA.Frank was an engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation working on many of Virginia's largest highway projects during his forty-year career. Prior to his move to the Fredericksburg area in 2016, Frank had been a long-standing deacon and teacher...
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Lura Lee Hylton

July 23, 1941 - August 29, 2017

Lura Lee (Fannin) Hylton, 76, passed away on August 29, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Clifford Fannin and Dovie Lee (Taylor) Settle.Lura was a graduate of James Blair High School, Class of 1959. Later, she split her time between being a devoted housewife and the bookkeeper for the family business. In her spare time, Lura enjoyed family genealogy, playing cards and getting...
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Robert Graham Carns

December 9, 1941 - August 28, 2017

Robert (Bob) Graham Carns, 75, of Williamsburg, VA went to be with his Lord on August 28, 2017 after a brief, intense battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry R. Carns and Frances (Knupp) Carns. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and sisters, Kristine Christianson and Kathryn (Ted) Droppa, along with numerous nieces and nephews whom he cherished. He also leaves his beloved...
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Boyd Martin Weber

August 25, 1949 - August 28, 2017

Boyd Martin "Marty" Weber, 68, of Williamsburg, passed away on August 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, William B. and Mary McDonald Weber.Marty was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving his country from 1967-1976. He pursued several educational opportunities following his military service. After receiving his Bachelor's in Business Administration from St. Leo...
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Walter Edward Flook

March 13, 1928 - August 28, 2017

Walter Flook passed away on August 28, 2017.He is predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Emily and his son, Donald.Walter is survived by his daughter, Gail Joseph and her husband, Rod, of Perry, FL.He retired from DuPont Company as an engineer after 35 years of service. Walter was active in his retirement while enjoying bowling, bridge, golf and the company of his friends.Services under the...
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Robert Huntington Cropp

October 1, 1937 - August 27, 2017

Robert Huntington Cropp of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Known to family and friends as Bob, he spent the last twenty years as an active community resident of Williamsburg. He was born on October 1, 1937 in Wheeling, WV where his father was minister of the First Presbyterian Church. Bob later lived in White Plains, NY. During the war years his family lived in...
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Jessica Dawn Catlett Mauder

January 30, 1983 - August 27, 2017

Jessica Dawn Catlett Mauder passed away suddenly on August 27, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 1 from 4-6pm followed by a memorial service at 6pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA. Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com. Those who know Jessica would understand she would have never...
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Mary Laraine Beck

November 9, 1940 - August 27, 2017

Mary Laraine Beck, an eleven year resident has gone to be with the Lord on 27 August. She was born on November 9, 1940, the only child of Olaf Logan Floyd and Julia Bennett Dixon. Mary's younger years were spent in rural Cambridge, Illinois. Her family relocated to Bradenton, Florida when Mary was fifteen years old. In Bradenton she married Robert Edward Lambert, raised two children, Laila...
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Marian Speed Conley

February 4, 1944 - August 23, 2017

Marian S. Conley, (73), passed away surrounded by her loving daughters, on August 23, 2017. Marian was born February 4, 1944 in Rocky Mount, NC, and spent the majority of her life in Richmond, VA, where she raised her family. Upon moving to Williamsburg, she received the love of many in the community during her journey living with Alzheimer's disease.Marian is preceded in death by her husband...
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Spiros Wallace Stieffen

April 29, 1925 - August 20, 2017

Spiros Wallace Stieffen, age 92, a resident of James City County died peacefully on Sunday August 20,2017after a brief illness. He was born on April 29, 1925 in Newport News, Virginia. He spent most of his life in Hampton where he, his father and his brothers formally owned and operated Buckroe Beach Amusement Park. Mr. Stieffen earned a BS Degree in Business from Virginia Polytechnic Institute...
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Thomas Edward McCue III

March 18, 1948 - August 19, 2017

Thomas Edward McCue III died on August 19, 2017, in Williamsburg, Va., following a brief illness. He was born at Bryn Mawr Hospital on March 18, 1948, to Thomas Edward McCue Jr. and Mildred Teal McCue and was raised Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. He was baptized at St. Thomas the Apostle church, Chester Heights, Pa. The McCue family were founding members of the parish, which was formed in 1851. He...
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Dolores Spina

July 17, 1930 - August 18, 2017

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Anna Zepht Stone

October 28, 1921 - August 18, 2017

Anna Zepht Stone, 95, long time resident of Williamsburg, died Friday, August 18, 2017 at home surrounded by family. She was born in East Chicago, Indiana on October 28, 1921. She graduated from William and Mary and was employed by NACA as a physicist. It was there she met her husband, Ralph W. Stone. They enjoyed a 62 year marriage prior to his death in 2007.During their marriage, Anna and Ralph...
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Antonia Franziska Zimmerman

May 22, 1938 - August 18, 2017

Antonia Franziska Zimmerman (Grandma), 79, died Friday, August 18, 2017 in Williamsburg. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernst and Anna Schwing; her husband, Edward L. Zimmerman; and grandson, Michael Strickland.Antonia was a beautiful singer, a seamstress and a crafter. She enjoyed football and politics and was beloved by all who had the privilege of knowing her. She is survived by...
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William Bucy Bynum

December 19, 1934 - August 17, 2017

William Bucy Bynum, 82, died surrounded by family, and went to be with his Lord on August 17, 2017. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 57 years, Carolyn Jeannette Bynum, his two sisters, Betty Homan and Martha Jenkins, and his legacy, three children, Alison Miller and her husband Eddie, Anne Wall and her husband Jeff, and Michael Bynum and his wife Susan; seven grandchildren,...
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Timothy James Arre

February 22, 1977 - August 16, 2017

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Georgia Moody

October 25, 1926 - August 15, 2017

Georgia Moody, 90, went to be with the Lord peacefully in her sleep on August 15, 2017. She was born in Harlan, KY to the late Susie and Milton Thomas. Georgia was a member of Christ Community Church. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting; making beautiful afghans for the patients at the Veteran's Hospital. Georgia was predeceased by her loving husband, Robert Moody; and her daughter, Jennifer...
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Daniel John McHugh

November 19, 1951 - August 14, 2017

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Mildred Elizabeth Crytzer

May 1, 1925 - August 11, 2017

Mildred E. Crytzer, 92, passed away on August 11, 2017. She was born in Ford City, PA to the late Edith L. and Alvin J. Campbell, Jr. Mildred was a housewife most of her life. After her children moved from home, she enjoyed working in claims for an insurance company for several years. Mildred also enjoyed traveling, camping, bowling, and working in the garden. She was an excellent cook and...
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Cynthia Goodrich Jayne

October 24, 1961 - August 9, 2017

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Paul Schneeloch

July 28, 1928 - August 7, 2017

Paul Schneeloch, Jr., 89, was born in New York City. He passed August 7, 2017. After graduating MIT, he served 2 years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He then returned to New York and with his brother, took over the family importing business. He retired to Williamsburg in 1998. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jan, and his children, Alison & Robert Bucci, Paul Schneeloch III,...
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George Wise Barnes

August 5, 2017

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Pauline Mae Huffman

December 12, 1929 - August 5, 2017

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, this world lost an incredibly strong and beautiful woman, Pauline Mae Huffman, 87, passed away peacefully at Hospice House and Support Care shortly after moving to Williamsburg, Virginia from Morgantown, West Virginia. She was born in Shinnston, West Virginia, along with her twin brother Paul, to the late David L. VanMeter and Viola Parsons VanMeter. Pauline will be...
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Samuel Lazarus

August 9, 1933 - August 4, 2017

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Samuel Lazarus

August 9, 1933 - August 4, 2017

Samuel Lazarus, 83, of Williamsburg, died on August 4, 2017. He was born August 9, 1933 in New York, the son of Herbert and Elsie Lazarus. He is survived by his daughter, Janet; sons Russell (Stephanie), and Steven (Michelle), and granddaughter Sharon. A well-traveled man, he also leaves behind the many friends and acquaintances he met along the way.Mr. Lazarus served in the U.S. Army during...
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Charles W. Merson

May 31, 1924 - August 4, 2017

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Ara Iskenderian

May 2, 1930 - August 3, 2017

Ara Iskenderian, 87, of Williamsburg died on August 3, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Angelina Iskenderian.Ara graduated from the Robert College in Istanbul, and the Philadelphia Textile Institute before going on to work as a textile engineer for BASF. He was a member of CIAO and an avid soccer fan.Mr. Iskenderian is survived by his son, Alex Iskenderian (Julie); daughters, Mary...
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James Russell Lung

May 15, 1932 - July 31, 2017

James Russell Lung, 85, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017, surrounded by his family. Jim, the oldest of three children, was born in Philadelphia on May 15, 1932 to Beatrice and Nicholas Lung. He graduated from Olney High School in 1950. Jim proudly served his country in the Marines during the Korean War. After his return, he married Oonagh Mary Bennett in 1956. They had five children and...
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Nancy Kathryn Evans

June 30, 1948 - July 31, 2017

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Jacqueline Kleiner Downing Casto

November 23, 1925 - July 30, 2017

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William Cooper Salmon

September 3, 1935 - July 27, 2017

William Cooper Salmon (Bill) passed away on July 27, 2017, in Williamsburg, Virginia, at age 81 of heart disease.He leaves his partner of 4 years Ann Boehm, his brother Bardwell Salmon, his son Bill Salmon Jr., his daughter Mary (Didi) Salmon, his daughter Paulette Salmon, and 5 grandchildren: Cooper Salmon, Cole Salmon, Chase Salmon, Lily Rayhart, and Reid Rayhart. Bill's wife, Josephine Stone...
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Sarah Virginia Marshall

March 13, 1928 - July 27, 2017

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Evelyn deHaven

May 17, 1924 - July 26, 2017

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Howard Washington

December 12, 1934 - July 24, 2017

The Lord called Howard home July 24, 2017. He was born to Yancy and Elvie Washington in Queens, N.Y. on December 12, 1934. He was the second son of three boys. Both parents and his two brothers, Yancy Jr. and Clifford, are all deceased. He had a stepdaughter, Carla Butterfield, also deceased.Howard was raised in the church; his father was a preacher in New York. He graduated from Taft High School...
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Jack Burch Dubbs

March 17, 1942 - July 23, 2017

Jack Burch Dubbs, 75, died July 23, 2017, at Hospice House of Williamsburg. He was a resident of southern California until moving to Williamsburg in 1985. A lifelong love of airplanes, boats, and cars led to various business ventures in both San Diego and Williamsburg. His hobbies over the years included traveling, sky diving, garden railroading, steam boating, and constructing his own two-man...
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Brandon Joseph Ryals

December 27, 1982 - July 22, 2017

Brandon Joseph Ryals, 34, passed away on July 22, 2017. Born in Newport News, VA and raised in Williamsburg, VA and a short time in New Smyrna Beach, FL. His kind heart, powerful soul and free spirit touched many lives. His career in the restaurant industry (most recently Fat Tuna) allowed him to share that infectious smile and laugh with many great co-workers and patrons. He had a true passion...
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Judith Lynn Colbert Casey

October 31, 1950 - July 21, 2017

Judith Lynn Colbert Casey, 66, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully in her home on July 21, 2017, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Franklin Colbert and Ellen Vernon Colbert.Born and raised in Newport News, VA, Mrs. Casey was a graduate of Ferguson High School, where she was a model, stellar student, and gymnast. She moved to Williamsburg after marrying the...
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Marion Heltzel Seder

December 18, 1919 - July 20, 2017

Marion Heltzel Seder passed away peacefully on July 20, 2017 at the age of 97. She was born in Hinton, West Virginia on December 18, 1919 and lived in the Chicago and Detroit areas before retiring to Virginia. She attended Stephens College in Missouri and graduated from Northwestern University. She met her husband Arthur R. Seder, Jr., at a Newcomers Dance at Northwestern, and they married in...
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Gilbert Bruce Kelly

February 24, 1939 - July 18, 2017

Gilbert B. Kelly died on July 18, 2017 in Williamsburg surrounded by his family. Gil was born in Omaha, Nebraska on February 24, 1939. He attended Grinnell College and the University of Nebraska-Omaha for his undergraduate degree in Classics and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he received his Ph.D. in English. Gil taught English at Bluefield College and the University of Nebraska before...
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Frances Simms Herman

May 19, 1946 - July 17, 2017

Frances Simms Herman, 71, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017. Fran lived all but the past few years in Hampton, VA, graduating from Hampton High School in 1964. She was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hampton, and a faithful believer in the hope of eternal life with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.She was the daughter of the late Robert Sherwood and Margaret Simms ...
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Joseph Carroll Griffin III

November 19, 1978 - July 16, 2017

Joseph Carroll Griffin, lll., (Joey) was called home to be in the care of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Sunday, July 16, 2017.As he was not married at the time of his passing, he is survived by his mother, Teresa Ayres of Williamsburg, Virginia, and father, Joseph Carroll Griffin Jr. of Farmville, North Carolina. Also surviving are two daughters, Celeste Redmond of Farmville, North Carolina...
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George Chester Ford, Jr.

April 29, 1941 - July 15, 2017

George Chester Ford, Jr, 76, went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2017. He was born in Burlington, NJ to the late Mary E. and George C. Ford, Sr. but had been a resident of Williamsburg for 27 years. George was a lineman and worked for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company for 20+ years. He had a love for Ham Radios and was active since the age of 15 in communicating under the call letters...
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Nola Jo-hnora Crump

June 23, 2017 - July 13, 2017

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Robert Truman Jackson III

May 13, 1938 - July 9, 2017

Robert (Bob) Truman Jackson, III., age 79, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.Born May 13, 1938 in Brownsville, Texas, he was the son of the late Robert T. Jackson, Jr. and Cora K. Jackson.After graduating from the University of New Mexico in 1960, Bob served for 3 years as a Lieutenant J.G. in the United States Navy. In 1963, he...
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Adrienne Page Hinty Ayres

November 10, 1924 - July 9, 2017

Adrienne Page Hinty Ayres was called home to be in the care of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, leaving her husband, Harold Ayres, after 74 years of gloriously happy married life.She is survived by her husband, Harold, and sisters-in-law Janie Lou Harman of Burlington, North Carolina, Cathryn Ayres of Roanoke, Irene Ayres of Williamsburg and Vera Ayres of Colonial Beach, Virginia. Also two sons...
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Pamela Crosscut Donaldson

September 27, 1944 - July 9, 2017

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Alyn Lee Fletcher

June 17, 1922 - July 9, 2017

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Hugh Blanton Easler

April 25, 1928 - July 8, 2017

Professor Hugh Blanton Easler, 89, died Saturday, July 8, 2017 following a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Martha Stribling Easler of Williamsburg, VA; his daughter, Susan Easler Miller and husband, Michael of Ashburn, VA; brother-in-law, John Oliver Moore and sister-in-law, Jacqueline Easler both of Spartanburg, SC; and many nieces and nephews and...
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Patricia Pate Clark

October 29, 1949 - July 8, 2017

Patricia Pate Clark, "Patti", 67, passed away on July 8, 2017 in Williamsburg from complications of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Born on October 29, 1949 in Goldsboro, North Carolina, she grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She graduated from Reynolds High School and attended Greensboro College. Soon after, Patti started her career with Dominion Bank and First National Exchange Bank. She...
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Carolyn Diane Wright

February 15, 1951 - July 6, 2017

Carolyn Diane Wright passed away peacefully at Riverside Doctors Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia on July 6, 2017, after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 47 years, John Wright III. She also leaves behind son John Bryan Wright IV, daughter Ashley Kathleen Wright Terry, son-in-law Morgan Terry, and an extensive network of loved relatives, neighbors...
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Cynthia Jean Rudin

May 19, 1941 - July 3, 2017

Cynthia Jean Rudin, 76, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away Monday, July 3rd, 2017. Born in Chicago, Ill., Cindy lived in Richmond, VA, for many years before relocating to Williamsburg to be close to family. She was a devoted mother to her two children, who were the most important part of her life. She was also a talented seamstress, gardener and pianist with a love for history and the arts. She...
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Helen Josephine Moore

May 28, 1926 - July 2, 2017

Helen Josephine Moore, 91, died peacefully in her sleep at 4:00 am on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Williamsburg, VA. She was born on May 28, 1926 in New York City, NY to Joseph and May Kenney, and grew up in Nanuet, NY. She married Walter L. Maryanski on December 18,1966, who passed away in 1985. Helen worked for many years as a secretary for a tulip import firm in New York City. After retiring to...
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Clifford Leslie Serbin

June 28, 1927 - July 1, 2017

SERBIN, Clifford Leslie, 90, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 71 years, June Honeywell Serbin; daughters, Susan Chapman, Williamsburg, VA, and Leslie Thomas (Clark), Midlothian, VA; grandchildren, Michael Chapman, Jr (Christen), Long Beach, CA and Carrie Chapman, Chesapeake, VA; great granddaughter June Chapman, Long Beach,...
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William Joseph Love

March 27, 1929 - June 30, 2017

William Joseph Love, known as Bill to his friends, passed away at his home on June 30, 2017, surrounded by his beloved wife of nearly 66 years, Margaret (Peggy) Love and his daughters Denise Alexander and Lois Donohoe (Michael). His death closed the chapter on 88 years of a remarkable life and the loss to those who loved him of "the best man" they ever knew. Bill was born on March 27,...
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Joseph Michael Somosi

October 28, 1917 - June 28, 2017

In the wee hours of the clear starlit night of June 28, 2017, Joseph (Joe) Michael Somosi, aged 99, joined Mary Somosi, his soulmate, love of his life, and wife for over six decades. He passed on as he lived, intellectually active, engaged, and intensely curious about the universe around him. Joseph was born on October 28, 1917, in Cleveland, Ohio, to his beloved mother Barbara Kavashansky with...
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Marie Whitt Gilman

January 4, 1942 - June 26, 2017

Marie Whitt Gilman, of Williamsburg, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 at the age of 75. She was predeceased by her parents, Cecil Lloyd Whitt and June Rowland Whitt. She graduated from York High School and attended James Madison University. She retired as a Paralegal from Joseph Smith, LTD, Law Firm. She was a Delegate of the National Association of Legal Secretaries and was a former...
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Arthur Post

April 10, 1925 - June 24, 2017

When I retired to Williamsburg, Virginia in 1997, I knew I would complete the circle of my life having been born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on April 10, 1925. After serving in Europe in the U.S. Army during World War II, I attended NYU dental school and then practiced oral surgery in New York City for 35 years. I was known for my dry sense of humor and had a unique way of looking at the world;...
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June Lilian Penny

November 18, 1930 - June 24, 2017

June Lilian Penny, 86, passed away June 24, 2017, in Williamsburg. Born in Bristol, England, she lost her parents at a young age and was raised by her beloved Aunt Eva and Uncle Sid.A passionate worker, she held Executive Secretarial positions at Squibb Pharmaceutical, Bethesda, Maryland and Howmet Castings, Hampton, Virginia, from which she retired. After her retirement, she worked alongside...
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Madeline Kunna Daniels

April 23, 1916 - June 22, 2017

Madeline K. Daniels, 101, passed away on June 22, 2017. Madeline was born in Alpena, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan, where she earned her degree in nursing. Her first career began early in 1942 as a stewardess for TWA, flying on DC-3s. On Nov. 17, 1942, she married the love of her life, Charles Daniels, and cherished that marriage for over 74 years. Madeline lived most of her...
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Barbara White Lord

April 30, 1931 - June 21, 2017

Barbara White Lord died on June 21, 2017 at the age of 86. She was born in Hampton, VA on April 30, 1931 to Albert Linwood White, Jr. and Vivian Eskridge White. Educated in the Hampton public schools, she was a cheerleader for her beloved Hampton Crabbers, graduating in 1948. She then attended Stratford Junior College in Danville, VA, from which she graduated in 1950. She had met her husband to...
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Magarita Lopez

November 20, 1921 - June 20, 2017

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Fred E. Farley

November 17, 1929 - June 20, 2017

Fred E. Farley, of Chickahominy Haven, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hi and Murmie Farley and his son, Gene Farley.He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy and later retired from the Newport News Shipbuilding Company, where he worked as a mechanical engineer.Born in the coal mining town of Belfry, KY, Fred attended...
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Cynthia H. Altoff

December 3, 1950 - June 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Victor Joseph Padula

October 12, 1937 - June 19, 2017

Victor J. Padula, of Williamsburg, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the age of 79. He was preceded in death by his parents, Giuseppe and Maria Padula; brothers, Nicolai, Philip and Joseph; and sister, Gaetana.He worked as a telecommunications specialist for AT&T. He was also an avid member of St. Bede Catholic Church.Victor was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on October 12, 1937 to his parents...
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Florence Orr Nice

October 19, 1925 - June 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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John William Stuart Gilchrist

January 3, 1929 - June 17, 2017

J. W. Stuart Gilchrist, Jr. died June 17, 2017, at 88 years old. He was the son of the late J.W. Stuart and Ellen Victor Gilchrist, and brother of the late Anne C. Gilchrist. The blessing of his life was being happily married for 60 years to Mary Johnson Ford, who predeceased him. He is survived by his children, H. Victor Gilchrist (Kathy); daughter, Mary Gray Sachtjen (Barry); son, J.W. Stuart...
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John Edward Daniels

August 17, 1932 - June 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Betty Criner

June 15, 1927 - June 15, 2017

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Cynthia Eden Guild Hitchens

January 3, 1938 - June 14, 2017

Cynthia Eden Guild Hitchens died peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.She was born in Stamford, Connecticut, attended Low-Heywood School (now King-Low-Heywood-Thomas), the College of William and Mary and the Yale School of Drama.Cindy moved to Williamsburg in 1955, before the advent of dial telephones. She was a woman of diverse interests and talents that include the theatre, gardening,...
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Jacqueline Seaman Gregory

July 7, 1925 - June 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Betty Lou Sager

September 12, 1924 - June 11, 2017

Betty Lou Sager, formerly of LaRue, Ohio, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2017 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Betty was born in Hardin County, Ohio on September 12, 1924 to Thelma (Lingo) and Waldo Ballinger.Betty married Paul William Sager on February 17th, 1943 and they were able to celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary before his passing on March 3rd, 2017.Betty graduated from LaRue High...
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Mary Ruth Robinson Strode

July 20, 1941 - June 10, 2017

Mary R. Strode, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother died at home in Williamsburg, Virginia on June 10, 2017. Mary is survived by her devoted husband, Tom Strode and their three children, Elizabeth Vaghari-Clark, Lee Strode and her husband, David Counter, and Thompson Strode and his wife, Sarah Bacci. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Toran Vaghari, David Vaghari, Mary...
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