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Sophie G. Bowe

February 27, 1933 - September 1, 2015

Sally Bowe, age 83, of Williamsburg, passed away on September 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Bowe.Sally worked for the Department of Defense as a Transportation Agent. She was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church and loved to travel, garden and cook. She also loved music and the theatre. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Bowe; her son, Michael and Valerie Bowe;...
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Shirley Louise Longacre

January 9, 1925 - August 31, 2015

Shirley H. Longacre of 116 Tanbark Lane, Williamsburg, VA, formerly of 455 Priestley Avenue, Northumberland, died on August 31, 2015. She was born January 9, 1925 in Northumberland, the daughter of Robert L. and Mildred Hassinger Herman.On January 9, 1946, she married John E. Longacre who preceded her in death on June 21, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Larry Allamong.She...
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Janice Bauder Cookingham

January 14, 1929 - August 31, 2015


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Bruce Robert Pugh

June 26, 1933 - August 31, 2015

Bruce Robert Pugh, age 82, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on August 31, 2015.He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce M. and Sylvia Pugh and his daughter, Marilyn M. Stoeffler.Bruce worked for the U.S. Government as a Medical Technician in the Dept. of Defense. He was a member of Walnut Hills Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, golfing, playing bridge and camping.He is survived by his...
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Howard Thurston Heun

May 12, 1914 - August 27, 2015


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Mary Ellen Geddes

December 25, 1920 - August 27, 2015


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Earl Grant Bland

July 14, 1938 - August 27, 2015

Earl Grant Bland, of Williamsburg, VA, died on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the age of 77. He was born on July 14, 1938 in Lonaconing, MD. At age 18, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served in the 3rd Marine Division. Earl then joined the Maryland State Police force and later, the Baltimore City Police force. He spent the remainder of his career in computer technology. Earl...
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Jayne Haugen Smith

January 10, 1921 - August 27, 2015

Jayne Smith passed away quietly on August 27, 2015 at Walter Reed Convalescent Center in Gloucester, VA, at the age of 94. She was born in Altoona, PA on January 10, 1921 to the late Paul and Corabelle Haugen. After living in Chicago and Minneapolis, she and her husband, John Smith settled in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where they lived from 1940 to 1960 and had their 4 children. They then moved to...
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Charles Leslie Jenkins

August 26, 2015 - August 26, 2015


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Charles L. Jenkins

August 26, 2015 - August 26, 2015

Charles L. Jenkins, 72, died on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Metcalf Jenkins; his brother Larry W. Jenkins and his wife Dana; his three children, Kerri Jenkins Rhodes and her husband, Taylor, Brian Jenkins and his wife, Michelle and Traci Jenkins Fairheart and her husband, Rusty; his six incredible grandchildren, Taylor Jr, Abby, Blair, Jack, Emma Rose, and...
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Melton A. Shell

November 8, 1946 - August 24, 2015


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Regina Hudson

October 27, 1921 - August 24, 2015

Regina Hudson, 93, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2015, following a long illness.She is survived by her daughter, Dianne L. Vogel and son, James W. Hudson, Jr. (Sharon). Additionally, she leaves two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Hudson, three sisters and four brothers.A private graveside service is planned in Rockville, MD...
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Gregory Stuart Haynes

November 26, 1961 - August 23, 2015

Gregory Stuart Haynes, 53, of James City County, passed away unexpectedly early Sunday Morning. Mr. Haynes collapsed in his home late Saturday night, and after many attempts to revive him, he was pronounced dead at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Hospital on August 23, 2015. Mr. Haynes was a native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and spent his early years volunteering for the Fredericksburg Rescue...
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William Robert Monaghan

September 1, 1923 - August 22, 2015

William Robert Monaghan, age 91, of Williamsburg, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015, with his loving wife of 68 years, Florence Kearney Monaghan, by his side. He is survived by his brother Donald (Patricia), and many loving nephews and nieces near and far. Bob was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church. He loved his job, constructing the steel work in PA and NJ. He was an avid fan of the...
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Lyle Everett Thomas

January 6, 1927 - August 21, 2015

Lyle Everett Thomas, of Williamsburg, passed away August 21, 2015 at the age of 88. He was born January 6, 1927 in Cameron, Missouri. His boyhood years were spent in Hannibal, Missouri where he graduated from Hannibal High School in 1944. Shortly thereafter he joined the Navy. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree, with a major in mathematics, from the University of Michigan in 1947. He also was...
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Daniel John Hanley

January 28, 1945 - August 20, 2015

Daniel J. Hanley, of Williamsburg, passed away on August 20, 2015 at the age of 70. He was born January 28, 1945 in New York, NY, to the late Daniel J. and Catherine C. Hanley (Quinn). Daniel was a graduate from Brookline High School in Brookline, MA. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force following graduation; he then had a long time career in management of municipal water supply....
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Richard Willard Storey

December 27, 1926 - August 18, 2015

Richard W. Storey Jr., 88, of Williamsburg, passed away on August 18, 2015.Richard was a lifelong Episcopalian. In his early years, he proudly served in the U.S. Army and enjoyed racing hydroplanes and playing tennis. Following his retirement as an engineering technician from NASA, he and his devoted wife traveled the United States enjoying the beauty of this nation. Above all, he cherished...
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Ronald Keith Lucas

August 27, 1939 - August 16, 2015

Ronald Keith Lucas Sr., 75, passed away at home on August 16, 2015, following a long illness. Ron was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, and moved to Williamsburg 36 years ago after living and working in Maryland, California, and northern Virginia for many years. He is survived by Ronald Keith Lucas, Jr., his son in New Bern, North Carolina, and recently of California; Emma Kay Lucas, his former wife,...
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Lillian Gardner Croft

September 25, 1922 - August 16, 2015

On August 16th, a perfectly warm and sunny Summer day, Lillian Gardner Croft left the comfort of her home surrounded by her two loving daughters and her family and ascended into Heaven knowing how much she was loved by all those whose lives she had touched while here on Earth. Lillian was born in Darlington County near Hartsville, South Carolina on September 25, 1922 where she spent much of her...
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Franklin Thomas Stevenson

October 19, 1942 - August 14, 2015

Franklin Thomas Stevenson "Frank", age 73 of Williamsburg, formerly of Houston, Texas, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 14, 2015. Born in Chicago, Illinois on October 19, 1942, he was the son of the late Mildred and Dr. Murphy Stevenson. He was the beloved husband of the late Lynne Rosmond Stevenson; loving father of Rebecca (Bunion) Winstead of Louisburg, NC and Patty Stevenson of...
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Richard Townsley Jennings

December 28, 1933 - August 13, 2015

Richard Jennings was an extraordinary man.  Because he was a gentle introvert, you had to know him well to realize and be awed by his many remarkable gifts.Born in New York City in 1933, he grew up in a close-knit family that suffered many hardships.  His mother Cora and Father Alfred, were hard-working, intelligent people who raised two sons, Richard and his older brother Donald,...
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Duane Arthur Wilder

February 3, 1953 - August 13, 2015

Duane Wilder, 62, passed away on August 13th while resting in his home in Williamsburg, VA. Born in Alpena, MI, he was the oldest son of Shirley (Keetch) and the late Arthur Wilder, and the brother of Darwin and Dennis Wilder. He is survived by his wife, Jackie (Morris) and their 3 children: Samantha Wilder, Cody Wilder, and Nicole Maaguo, along with her husband Shabani and their 3 children,...
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William Brockmann

December 19, 1927 - August 10, 2015


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Frederic Philip Simon

January 7, 1934 - August 9, 2015

Frederic Philip Simon, age 81, of Williamsburg, VA, passed peacefully on Sunday, August 9, 2015. He was born January 7, 1934 to the late Maurice and Charlotte Simon in Newark, New Jersey.He graduated from Pennsylvania Military College with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Fred served in the Army and became a USCG Licensed Captain. He was a member of the James City County Rotary...
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Bernice Johnson Shultis

September 26, 1924 - August 7, 2015


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Ethel Marie Ruiz

January 25, 1927 - August 7, 2015

Ethel Marie Valentine Ruiz, 88, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on Friday, August 07, 2015 at Hospice House surrounded by her family.Ethel was one of three girls born and raised in New Orleans, LA. She was an avid music lover and guitar teacher. She and her adoring husband of 67 years, José Carlos, were world travelers. She and her husband resided in various locations within the United...
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George R. Berger

August 13, 1922 - August 4, 2015

George R. Berger, age 92, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2015 after a long illness. He was predeceased by sons, Jeffrey and Gregory. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jeanne; his son, Barry; and grandchildren, Prudence, Seth and Bryan.George was a World War II naval pilot and a University of Maine graduate. Following a preliminary career in manufacturing, he spent 26 years with Sun Oil...
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Hazel Tanner Mathias

June 4, 1927 - August 3, 2015


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Nancy Koerts Rivolta

November 17, 1932 - August 2, 2015

Nancy Koerts Rivolta completed her earthly journey unexpectedly on August 2, 2015 following an automobile accident in Williamsburg. She was born November 17, 1932 to Helen Grace and Harry William Voorhess in Livingston Manor, New York. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, John Joseph Rivolta, Jr. of Williamsburg; son, John Joseph Rivolta III (Nikki) and daughter, Lisa Marie Rivolta (Joan...
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Johnny QuoVadis Wright

April 27, 1955 - August 1, 2015

Johnny QuoVadis Wright "Chip" or "Johnny Q," age 60, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 1, 2015. He was born on April 27, 1955 and was a lifelong resident of Williamsburg, VA. He was the beloved son of QuoVadis Williams Wright and the late John P. Wright.Johnny is survived by his sons, Eric Pridgen and Jonathan Wright; his brothers and sisters, Johnsie Holloway, Jonathan (Carol)...
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Violet Kerr Watson

October 23, 1918 - July 31, 2015


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Keith Alan George

May 2, 1975 - July 29, 2015

Keith Alan George, age 40, passed away in Williamsburg, Virginia on July 29. Keith was born and raised in Palm Beach County, Florida but also spent several of his formative years in Williamsburg. While in Virginia, Keith was a proud member of the Colonial Williamsburg Fife and Drum Corps.Keith studied at the Florida Institute of Technology and went on to become a commercial airline pilot for 13...
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Allen Woodger Himes

August 9, 1926 - July 29, 2015

Allen Woodger Himes, 88, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed peacefully in his home on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Allen was the beloved husband of Kay Himes (Silber). Born August 9, 1926 in Odessa, Missouri, he was the sixth child of the late Gordon Allen Himes and Roberta Bryant Himes. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn Darlene Hickman (d. 1985) and a son, Paul Allen Himes. Allen...
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James O'Neil Shaw

April 7, 1944 - July 29, 2015

Devoted husband, loving father, and cherished friend Dr. James O. Shaw Jr, 70, of Williamsburg went to be with Jesus for all of eternity on Wednesday, July 29th. He spent the past 18 years fighting the cancer demons but no more! He is forever at peace and with his Savior. Dr. Shaw led a disciplined and fruitful life, graduating first in his class at Varina High School, first at Randolph Macon...
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Derick Blaine Bellis, Jr.

January 1, 1987 - July 28, 2015

Derick Blaine Bellis, Jr, age 28, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on July 28, 2015.He worked for Snow Companies as a Web Developer and in Tech. Support. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton, VA.Derick graduated from Jamestown High School in 2005 and received his Bachelors in Game Development and Design in 2009 from ITT Technical Institute. He loved all sports, especially soccer...
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Debbie Kay Effemey

July 15, 1952 - July 28, 2015

Deborah K. (Wright) Effemey, who passed away on July 28, 2015 (2 weeks after her 63rd birthday), was one of the first female naval officers stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. Debbie joined the Navy in 1977 after deciding that she needed to see "all of the colleges in Virginia." Debbie attended JMU, ODU, Thomas Nelson Community College, eventually graduating from the...
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Beth Winfrey Jones Hethcock

August 21, 1921 - July 26, 2015


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Priscilla Fuller Downs

March 25, 1924 - July 25, 2015

Priscilla Fuller Downs, of Williamsburg, died on Saturday, July 25, 2015. She was born on March 25, 1924 in Springfield, Massachusetts and was the daughter of Everett and Gertrude Fuller. With her parents and her brother, Everett, Priscilla grew up in Woodbury, NJ and she then travelled on her own to Williamsburg, VA where she attended and graduated from The College of William and Mary. After her...
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Nicholas Andrew Throckmorton

January 21, 1991 - July 24, 2015

Nicholas "Nick" Andrew ThrockmortonBorn: January 21, 1991On July 24, 2015 Nick was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was called at such a young age and caught every one by surprise.Nick was preceded in death by his Grandmother, Joan Hearn; his Grandfather, Joe Zaleta; and his Uncle, Daniel "Danny" Zaleta.Nick is survived by: his Daughter, Payton Nicole Minor [of Mathews]...
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Paul Thomas Kilcarr

February 4, 1930 - July 24, 2015

Paul Thomas Kilcarr, Sr. "Paul" (Age 85) Of Williamsburg, Virginia died of natural causes on July 24, 2015. He was the devoted father of Marianne Kilcarr Umstead, Paul Jr., and Kevin and beloved husband of Regina "Jean" V (Looby) Kilcarr. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his Grandchildren Ashley Umstead Brown, Joseph Kilcarr, Lauren Umstead Schmidt and his great...
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Doris Irene Craig

August 5, 1928 - July 21, 2015


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John Gerald Kinzer

February 26, 1941 - July 21, 2015

After battling lung cancer, Jerry Kinzer passed away on July 21, 2015, at the Hospice House of Williamsburg. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 26, 1941, and graduated from West High School in 1958. He obtained a bachelor's degree from Miami University of Ohio in 1963 and a master's degree, with honors, from Case Western Reserve University in 1969. During military service in the U.S. Army...
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Jesse Grace Hall

July 18, 2008 - July 20, 2015


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Joseph Lloyd Kulmayer

December 5, 1936 - July 17, 2015

Colonel Joseph Lloyd Kulmayer, U.S. Army Retired, 78, passed away peacefully July 17, 2015, at his home in Williamsburg, Virginia. A native of Cranford, New Jersey, Colonel Kulmayer was the only child of Joseph E. Kulmayer, a professional violinist and Julianna Kecskes Kulmayer, a licensed nurse. He attended the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, and upon graduation in 1958 was...
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John H. Garrett

September 27, 1935 - July 16, 2015

John "Howard" Garrett, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed into the comfort and peace of our Lord on July 16, 2015 surrounded by his family.Howard was born on September 27, 1935 to Nelson and Mary Garrett and grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania. He is predeceased by his parents and older sister, Doris Dickerson. Howard completed undergraduate and Pharmacy school at Ohio Northern in 1958...
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Emily Marchi Crinklaw

December 27, 1926 - July 16, 2015

Emily Marchi Crinklaw of Williamsburg, VA, 88, died July 16, 2015 at Brookdale Memory Unit after a long fight against dementia and related illness. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.Born in Brooklyn, NY December 27, 1926 to Carlo and Rosa Marchi. She attended Queen of All Saints School until her family moved to Connecticut where she graduated from Newington High School, class of...
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Arthur Raymond Seder, Jr.

April 20, 1920 - July 14, 2015

Arthur R. Seder was born in 1920 and spent his school years in St. Paul, Minnesota. He entered Northwestern University in 1939, where he met his wife-to-be, Marion Francis Heltzel. In the fall of 1941, Mr. Seder left college to join the Army Corps, graduating from Aerial Navigation training in February, 1942 as a second lieutenant. He and Marion were married shortly thereafter.Mr. Seder was...
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John Joseph Maria Digges

March 26, 1932 - July 14, 2015

John J. Digges, of Bohannon, Virginia, died peacefully in the arms of his wife, Linda on July 14, 2015, at the age of 83. He was a builder, a developer and a gentleman farmer among his many occupations. He was preceded in death by his parents, Llewellyn A. Digges and the Baroness Maria Annunciata Lassoto de Lassotovich Digges, as well as a brother, William Edward Digges, a sister, Carla Digges...
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Shirley Mae Brennan

August 13, 1919 - July 13, 2015

Mrs. Shirley M. Brennan, age 95, of Williamsburg, Virginia. Born August 13, 1919, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to the late Guy H. Johnson and Lucille D. Orvis Johnson. Due to cardiac arrest, Shirley was transported from Spring Arbor Assisted Living in Williamsburg to Riverside Doctor's Hospital in Williamsburg, where she died on Monday, July 13, 2015. On August 28, 1943, she married Thomas W. Brennan...
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Andrii Ivanovich Kryvoruchko

September 12, 1963 - July 9, 2015


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Elizabeth Johanna Haas

September 9, 1924 - July 4, 2015


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Zadig Yeprem Setian

August 2, 1925 - July 4, 2015

Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Zadig Y. Setian, 89, died on July 4, 2015, at WindsorMeade, Williamsburg, VA, with his devoted wife of 64 years, Lucille, by his side. "Zad," as he was affectionately known, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of those he most adored-his children and grandchildren. Just as he lived his life, Zad departed this world with quiet dignity, his final...
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Hubert Conrad Peltier

April 6, 1925 - July 4, 2015

Hubert C. (Bert) Peltier, 90, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2015, with his family present. He was born April 6, 1925 in New York, New York and resided in Williamsburg, Virginia for the past 23 years, after having lived in Indiana, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Tokyo Japan, South Carolina, and Florida. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1943 and Indiana...
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Edna Minnie Allen

April 19, 1920 - July 3, 2015

Edna M. Allen, 95, of Williamsburg, Virginia went home to the Lord peacefully on July 3, 2015 with her daughters Christine and Lorraine present. She was born April 19, 1920 in England and had moved with her husband of 58 years, Kenneth, over 30 times between England, Canada and the US before settling on Cape Cod. They moved to Williamsburg in 1997 to be close to their three grandchildren Brian,...
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Elizabeth Marie Norris

April 16, 1966 - July 2, 2015

Elizabeth Norris, 49, of Toano, Virginia passed peacefully on Thursday, July 2nd after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her daughters, Colby and Dylan, husband David, her mother Debbie Bonacci of Newton, Kansas, brother Michael Bonacci of Ft. Calhoun, Nebraska, and many nieces and nephews. Libby was a graduate of Ft. Calhoun High School and Southeast Missouri State University. ...
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Todd Jeffrey Bierbaum

August 31, 1953 - June 30, 2015


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Ivy Bernice Fraley

January 16, 1926 - June 30, 2015


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Anita Cantrell Dorsey

July 17, 1936 - June 29, 2015

At the end of a long and valiant battle with cancer, loving wife and mother, and dedicated special education teacher, Anita Cantrell Dorsey, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully in her home on June 29, 2015, at the age of 79. She is preceded in death by her father, William Cantrell and mother, Ina Call Cantrell.Anita earned a B.S. degree in Education from the State University of New York,...
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Ralph Dugger

December 14, 1931 - June 27, 2015


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James Sheldon Tyler

December 11, 1949 - June 24, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Parry Giles Mooney

January 15, 1926 - June 24, 2015

Parry Giles Mooney, 89, died Wednesday, June 24, at her home in Williamsburg, VA. She was the daughter of George Christopher Giles and Verlie Parry Story Giles. She was born in Lynchburg, VA, and resided for many years in Plainfield and Westfield, NJ, before returning to Virginia in 1984.She was a graduate of E.C. Glass high school and Randolph Macon Women's College, both in Lynchburg. She taught...
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Dudley Marshall Hughes

March 30, 1921 - June 24, 2015

Dudley Marshall Hughes, age 94, passed away peacefully at Woodhaven Hall in Williamsburg Landing, Williamsburg, VA, on June 24, 2015.Dudley was born in St. Bethlehem, TN on March 30, 1921. She grew up in Clarksville and Nashville, TN with her family: her mother, Lillian Marshall, her father, Pat Marshall and her younger sister, Margaret Marshall Shivas.Dudley was a student at Vanderbilt...
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Joan Andes McVearry

February 15, 1925 - June 22, 2015

Joan A. McVearry, of Williamsburg, VA, beloved and cherished wife of John T. McVearry, Jr., passed away on June 22,2015.Born in E. Petersburg, PA, served as a nurse in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County community health department. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Services for Joan will be held at a later day, to be announced.
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Fred Wright Mayfield

September 4, 1926 - June 22, 2015

Fred Wright Mayfield, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on June 22, 2015. He was born on September 4, 1926 in North Carolina to the late Horace and Sallie Mayfield.He was preceded in death by his sister, Panthea Carter; his brother, William Mayfield; step-son, Thomas Jenkins, and his first wife, Muriel Mayfield. Fred started out as an apprentice and through his hard work and dedication, retired...
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Albert Carl Knollmann

July 2, 1924 - June 21, 2015

Albert Carl Knollmann, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on June 21, 2015, at the age of 90. Carl was born on July 2, 1924 in Cincinnati, OH, to the late Albert Knollmann and Wilhemina Wieser. He is also preceded in death by his first wife of 46 years, Jeanne G. Knollmann; his sisters, Grace Daly and Ruth Keefer.Carl was a graduate of Xavier University, in Cincinnati and a member of St. Bede...
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James Charles Bilderback

November 8, 1960 - June 21, 2015

James Charles Bilderback, son of Barbara J. and the late James M. Bilderback, died June 21 of lymphoma at Hospice House of Williamsburg.Born November 8, 1960 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, he is survived by his mother, his brother, Daniel (Beth), and two nephews, James and George, of Columbia, SC.There are no services planned. Nelsen Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Alden George Hannum

June 30, 1932 - June 17, 2015

Retired Lt. Col. Alden George Hannum passed away on Wednesday, June 17, while walking in Colonial Williamsburg which was one of his favorite pastimes. He died peacefully and quickly which he talked about doing when the time came. He also wanted to end his life doing something he enjoyed. Both of these wishes were fulfilled. Al was the son of the late David and Rhona Hannum of Putney, Vermont....
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William James Dimon

March 6, 1943 - June 14, 2015


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Francis William Nosse

September 19, 1942 - June 13, 2015

Col. Francis William Nosse (Ret) USMC "Frank," age 72, of Williamsburg, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Born on September 19, 1942 in Braddock, PA, to the late Francis and Freda Nosse. He is survived by his long-time companion, Carolee "K" Taylor, of Gwynn's Island, VA; son, Bradley Richards Nosse and his wife Lindsey of Pittsburgh, PA; and daughter, Dayna Quinn Nosse of Butler, PA...
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Frances Eddy Rattan

June 27, 1919 - June 13, 2015


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Jennings Beale Lewis

February 24, 1926 - June 12, 2015

Jennings B. (J.B.) Lewis, age 89, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on June 12, 2015. He was born February 24, 1926 in Emmerton, VA and has resided in Williamsburg since 1963.He was preceded in death by his sisters, Katherine (Kitty) Martin and Bernetta Whisnant.J.B. retired from Anheuser-Busch and was a charter member of Walnut Hills Baptist Church.He proudly served in the Marines during World...
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Elizabeth Jane Steele Wall

December 23, 1931 - June 12, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Steele Wall, 83, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away Friday morning June 12, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Patrick Wall, in 2004, and her son, Michael Patrick Wall, in 1989.Betty was a homemaker and dedicated mother of five children. She was a resident of Ford's Colony and active in many social clubs. ...
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Joanne Wells Drewry

November 23, 1934 - June 11, 2015

Joanne Wells Drewry, of Lanexa, passed away on June 11, 2015 at the age of 80. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby A. Drewry and her two children, Jackie Caudill and Ronnie Bozzell.Joanne enjoyed playing the slot machines; her favorite places to play were Atlantic City, Dover, and West Virginia. She loved her family and took pride and supported every member.She is survived by her...
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Michelle Marie Henderson

February 27, 1958 - June 10, 2015

Michelle Marie Henderson, of Williamsburg, passed away on June 10, 2015, at the age of 57. She leaves to cherish her memory her caring and loving husband of many years, Richard Thomas Henderson; her daughters, Heather DeSantis and Carley Thill; her "son", Brad Thill; and her granddaughter, Eris DeSantis. In lieu of flowers, a monetary donation is requested and sent in care of her daughter,...
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Pauline Margaret Hearney

January 6, 1916 - June 10, 2015

Polly danced a jig into the pearly gates on June 10th while in the tender care of the Woodhaven staff at The Landing. We mourn her loss, but celebrate her 99 years of a life well-lived. She danced with a delightful step, loved the beach, reading, chocolate and margaritas, and was a gifted golfer with bragging rights to a hole in one at age 89. Born in Indianapolis, IN and formerly of Youngstown,...
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Martha Jane Lee

June 23, 1921 - June 10, 2015


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Joan Elliott Gardner

September 21, 1930 - June 8, 2015

Joan Elliott Gardner, born September 21, 1930, passed away on Monday, June 08, 2015, at the age of 84. Joan is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Stanley Gardner; sons, Mike Gardner (Laura), John Gardner (Kelly), Robert Gardner, Scott Gardner; grandchildren, Brandy Gardner, Brittney Gardner, Brandon Gardner, Brooke Gardner; great-grandson, Liam Gardner; and her sister, Ruth Gordon Turner...
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Gregory Escamilla

November 28, 1936 - June 6, 2015

Gregory Escamilla, of Williamsburg, died June 6, 2015, in his home. He was 78 years old.Gregory was born on November 28, 1936 in San Antonio, Texas. He joined the U.S. Army in 1955 and served three tours in Vietnam, where he earned several medals. In 1978, he retired at Ft. Eustis after reaching the rank of Sergeant and having served honorably for 23 years.Greg is survived by his loving wife...
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Betty Jane Testa

May 24, 1930 - June 6, 2015

Betty Jane Testa, age 85, of Williamsburg, VA and formerly of Fairmont, WV, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015.Betty Jane was employed by State Farm Insurance Agents for over 40 years. She was well-liked amongst her co-workers and loved by her family and friends. She is predeceased by her husband, Vincent Testa. She is survived by her two sons, Edward (Sandra) Testa and Stephen (Linda)...
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Lorraine Augusta Kennedy

October 23, 1918 - June 6, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG - Lorraine Augusta Hansen Kennedy, 96, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2015. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and loyal friend. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Emma L. Hansen and her late husband, Leldon V. Kennedy. Lorraine was born and raised in the New York area and graduated from the Bridgeport School of Nursing,...
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Diana Diana Tambone

December 19, 1934 - June 4, 2015

Mildred Diana Tambone, of Williamsburg, passed away on June 4, 2015, at the age of 80. She was preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Mildred Gundlach, and her brothers, John and Stanley Gundlach.Diana was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the CIAO Italian Club and St. Bede Catholic Church for several years. She was a friend...
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Laurie Anne Villarreal

October 10, 1945 - June 3, 2015

Lorraine Anne Villarreal "Laurie", age 69, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on June 3, 2015.She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Guadalupe "Lou" Villarreal, Col USAF (Ret); her son, David W. Villarreal, Lt Col USAF; daughter-in-law, Katheryn S. Villarreal; daughter, Lisa M. Brown; son-in-law, David R. Brown; grandchildren, Madeline Grace Brown, Lilyan Marie Brown and Chase Alexander...
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Eddie Givens

April 20, 1948 - June 2, 2015


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Irene West Hodge

January 20, 1917 - June 1, 2015

Irene West Hodge, 98, died June 1, 2015 in Williamsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morgan.Irene was born on January 20, 1917 in Clayton, Alabama. She lived her early life in Clayton and then attended Troy State Teacher's College and the University of Alabama. She taught elementary school in Alabama for several years and then moved to Washington, D.C. While living in D.C. she...
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Irene West Hodge

January 20, 1917 - June 1, 2015

Irene West Hodge, 98, died June 1, 2015 in Williamsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morgan.Irene was born on January 20, 1917 in Clayton, Alabama. She lived her early life in Clayton and then attended Troy State Teacher's College and the University of Alabama. She taught elementary school in Alabama for several years and then moved to Washington, D.C. While living in D.C. she...
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Beulah Orange Furgurson

November 5, 1933 - June 1, 2015

Beulah (Bea) Orange Furgurson passed away on June 1, 2015 at Hospice House in Williamsburg, Virginia. She was born November 5, 1933 in Bedford County, Virginia to the late March O. and Garrison T. Orange. Mrs. Furgurson received her Registered Nurse diploma in 1954 and worked in hospitals in Danville, Richmond and Williamsburg, as well as serving as the school nurse in York County schools. She...
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Harry Adonis Webb

December 3, 1948 - May 31, 2015


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Vincent Cingale

July 19, 1933 - May 30, 2015

Vincent Cingale, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on May 30, 2015. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cirginano and his parents, Raymond and Ernestine Cingale.Vince was drafted in 1950, serving our country in the Army. He was assigned to Japan during the Korean conflict until 1955, and was ranked as Sergeant. He later was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years, as a supervisor....
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Jean Fletcher Carter

December 24, 1924 - May 30, 2015

Jean F. Carter, age 90, of Williamsburg, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Jean was born in Richmond, VA and was raised in James City County by Charles and Mary Thompson. She was a long-time member of James River Baptist Church, where she taught first graders for over 45 years, was a vacation bible school teacher, and a mission's leader.She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years,...
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Alastair McCrae Connell

December 29, 1929 - May 29, 2015


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Diane Marie Capone

December 9, 1938 - May 29, 2015

Diane M Capone (76) of Williamsburg; passed away on May 29, 2015 at home. She was born December 9, 1938 at Chelsea Naval Hospital in Chelsea, MA. She graduated from Rosary Academy in Watertown, MA.Diane married Francis Capone in Feb, 1960, and moved to Hampton, VA. They had 3 children. Diane was involved in her children's activities. She was a Girl Scout leader, and a Den mother in Cub Scouts...
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Virginia Brintlinger Willey

May 12, 1937 - May 28, 2015

Virginia (Ginny) Brintlinger Willey passed away Thursday, May 28 at the Hospice House of Williamsburg following a six month struggle with Leukemia. She was born on May 12, 1937 in Bloomington, Illinois, the daughter of Emory and Angeline Conrady Bolin, both of whom preceded her in death.Ginny graduated from the University of Illinois and taught English and journalism at Barrington (IL) High...
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Patricia Carol Nedeau

March 16, 1928 - May 27, 2015


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Kevin Whittier Chambers

September 1, 1959 - May 27, 2015


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Andrea T. Rosa

October 30, 1936 - May 24, 2015

Andrea T. (McLaughlin) Rosa age 78, born October 30, 1936 in Waltham, MA, has passed at her home today May 24, 2015 in Williamsburg, VA to join her Heavenly Father. She is survived by her husband Michael G. Rosa, their children and their families. Andrea on the Fine Art America website:"Well, you won't find a long list of marvelous Art Academy's and mind boggling Art Degrees here....
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Mary Evelyn Hartnett Hazen

February 5, 1913 - May 24, 2015

Mary Evelyn Hartnett Hazen, age 102, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on 24 May 2015, peacefully in her sleep at her home in Williamsburg. She was under the care of Grace Hospice, Williamsburg, VA. She was born in Stafford, KA on 5 Feb 1913.Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Jessie Stone Hartnett; father, Andrew W. Hartnett; husband, William F. Hazen, of Stafford, KA; son, Drew H. Hazen...
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Rownea Salene Sadler

April 20, 1921 - May 23, 2015


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Robert A. Lanna

September 22, 1934 - May 23, 2015

Williamsburg, VA - Robert A. Lanna, 80, passed away on May 23, 2015. Bob was a resident of Windsor Meade in Williamsburg, VA. Bob was a graduate of Hartwick College located in Oneonta, NY. His illustrious insurance career included executive positions at major insurance companies, partner at The Dowler Agency on Long Island, NY and as Founder and sole-proprietor of Personal Financial Services in...
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Anthony F. Bentivegna

August 12, 1924 - May 21, 2015

Anthony F. Bentivegna, of Williamsburg, passed away May 21, 2015, at the age of 90. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sebastian and Augusta Dimino Bentivegna; and his sister, Dorothea Craig.He was born August 12, 1924 in NYC; however, he grew up in North Plainfield, NJ. He was a graduate from North Plainfield High, in 1942, and from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1945- doing it in 3...
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John Aiken Moore

October 27, 1920 - May 19, 2015

John A. Moore, age 94, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on May 19, 2015.He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kerr Moore. John earned a PhD and retired from William & Mary College as a professor. He was a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. John enjoyed bridge, traveling, reading, sports, the stock market and following politics.He is survived by his daughter, Peggy Freeman and...
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