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“Sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and your family. After my mom died I just told myself she is in a better place. And I pray to god every...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Ted DuShole - Waterford, PA

“Joann and family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. From talking with you and reading the obituary, I know that your father was a very special...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Marjorie Loya - Chesterfield, VA

“Sorry for your loss ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Yvette Hermsen-Gordon - lamar, MO

“Our phone call visits over the years will be a precious memory ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Judith Lentz - neice

“Dwight, We saddened to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Tom and Lois Jennings - VA

“JoAnne, Dwight and John, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your father as a gracious man. You are in my prayers. Mark ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Mark Kilbourne - Jacksonville, FL

“To all the Vivas family, your Dad was a great man, don't think he ever met a stranger. He always made me feel like one of his own. My thoughts and...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Kirk Elam - Chester, VA

“May you remember all the good memories of your Dad. He was loved by so many. He is looking over you now. So sorry for your loss. Yor Friend, Diane ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Diane Kaufmann - Chester, VA

“Sincere Condolences to Joann and her extended family. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Betty James - NorthChesterfield, VA

“Dear JoAnn and family, Please know I am thinking of all of you and praying for your strength. May God's peace be with you all. Jody ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Jody - Friend of JoAnn

“So sorry for your loss. Your families are in our thoughts and prayers. I consider myself very lucky that I was able to get to know Uncle Alcie over...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Yolanda (Vivas) & Cork Hermsen - MO

“Joe and Ruby were great friends and neighbors. My Mom and Dad speak of them often. They would call each other on their birthdays every year. I...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Mr. & Mrs. Earl Sibert and Polly Sibert


Joseph Alcidees Vivas, 93, of Chester passed away Monday, March 19, 2012 in the John Randolph Medical Center. Mr. Vivas was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Mason Vivas, parents, Eliseo A. and Frances Purdie Vivas, three brothers, Eliseo A. Vivas, Jr., Philip M. Vivas and Richard G. Vivas, three sisters, Judith V. Vivas, Mary V. Davanzo and Frances Vivas. Joseph served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during WWII aboard the LST 1046, a member of the Dupont Masonic Lodge # 289 since 1947, charter member of Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Church in Enon and retired from Stone Container in 1981 after 43 years of service. He is survived by two sons, Joseph Dwight Vivas (Carolyn) and John M. Vivas, his daughter, JoAnn Vivas Hightower (Robert), six grandchildren, Jared and Joseph Kilbourne, Mason and Brooke Vivas, Brandy P. White and Kristen Schmaeman, five great grandchildren and sister-in-law, Peggy D. Vivas. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Memorial Funeral Home, 214 N. 6th Avenue, Hopewell, VA. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 am Friday, March 23, 2012 at the Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Church with Rev. Jan Prentace officiating. Interment will follow in Bermuda Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Church, 2025 Florence Avenue, Chester, VA 23836.

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214 N 6th Avenue Hopewell, VA 23860
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