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Dorothy Jane Foster

March 29, 1933 - July 25, 2016

Dorothy Jane Foster passed away peacefully on July 25, 2016. A resident of Williamsburg since 2015, Dorothy was a lifelong civic leader with a heart for young people and a passionate commitment to high quality community recreation facilities and their importance to American families.Dorothy was born in 1933 in Youngstown, Ohio to Charles Robert and Helen Jane Weaver. She was a graduate of...
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John Bates Whitla

January 23, 1928 - July 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Charles Roy Probst

July 14, 1944 - July 23, 2016

Charles Roy Probst, "Charlie" passed away on July 23, 2016 in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was born July 14, 1944 in Rockingham, North Carolina. Charlie is survived by his wife, Mary Probst (née Molloy); his sons, Charles Probst (Maura), Michael Probst (Jessica), C.J. Probst (Maryanne), Christopher Probst (Diana), and many grandchildren he adored.Charlie grew up in San Angelo, TX.,...
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Bernadette Patricia Maiorano

November 4, 1951 - July 22, 2016

Bernadette Patricia Maiorano, 64, went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2016. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, John S. Maiorano; 3 children; and 8 grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 104 Norge Lane, Williamsburg, VA with a visitation from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Burial will follow in...
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William M. Morris

November 13, 1934 - July 22, 2016

William M. "Cigar Bill" Morris, Jr, 81, passed away after a sudden illness on July 22, 2016. Bill was a devoted loving husband; he loved life, family, and friends. He always made people happy, he never knew a stranger. Every morning Bill held court at the Hardee's in Lightfoot. He had a passion for cars, especially racing and antique cars. Bill was the owner of Cigar Bill's Auto...
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Kathryn Patricia Swift

June 27, 1938 - July 21, 2016

Kathryn "Pat" Patricia Swift, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away on July 21, 2016 at Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg. She was born on June 27, 1938 in Jersey City, New Jersey to John and Gertrude Carr.Pat grew up in Philadelphia, PA. She married Robert Drescott Swift on July 21, 1956. The couple had three children and in 1972, they moved to Williamsburg, VA....
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Liv Rolfe Christiansen

May 12, 1929 - July 20, 2016

Liv Johannessen Christiansen passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the age of 87. She was born on May 12, 1929 in Oslo, Norway to Beda and Peder Marcus. She was proceeded in death by her husband Rolf also of Oslo, Norway. Liv and Rolf along with her 3 brothers and their wives immigrated to the U.S. after the war. They finally settled in Rockport, MA. Later she moved with her children to...
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Mark Mehall

October 2, 1942 - July 19, 2016

Mark Mehall, 73, passed away Tuesday July 19, 2016 at his home in Williamsburg, VA. He is survived by his daughter Emily (Jeff); grandchildren Henry and Sarah; brother Pat (Linda); sisters Linda (Joe), Becky, and Shelly (Mike); step-brother Andy (Jean); and many nieces, nephews, and their children. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Viola, step-mother Isabel, and his brothers...
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Sherry Lynn Hofmeyer Dunn

October 16, 1970 - July 19, 2016

Sherry (Lynn) Hofmeyer Dunn, of Charles City, VA, died on July 19, 2016 at the age of 45 on the family farm where she grew up after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.Sherry was born on October 16, 1970 in Richmond, VA. She is survived by her husband, Michael M. Dunn, Sr.; parents Dorothy Landes and Arthur Norman Hofmeyer, Jr.; children, Courtney Thompson, Kayla Thompson, Seth Dunn, Savanna...
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David Corbin Harmon

May 12, 1940 - July 17, 2016

David Corbin Harmon, 76, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on July 17, 2016, after a lengthy illness.Dave was born in Anderson, IN on May 12, 1940, to I. Don and Martha (Guest) Harmon.He graduated from Purdue University in Lafayette, IN, with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Agronomy in 1962.Dave started his career as a golf course construction supt. in Escondido, CA working for architect Jack...
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Charles Dickson Bierwiler

May 22, 1930 - July 16, 2016

Williamsburg - Charles Dickson Bierwiler, Sr., 86, was on born May 22, 1930, sadly passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016.He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Christine; and children Charles Bierwiler Jr. (Barbara), Clarence Bierwiler (Deborah), Sherry Bierwiler, Scott Bierwiler (Richard), Wende Marracino (Frank) and Kimberly Pumm (Christopher); five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. ...
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William Daniel Riel

April 16, 1932 - July 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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George Joseph Woolley, Jr.

July 27, 1924 - July 10, 2016

George Joseph Woolley, Jr. of Williamsburg, VA died on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at the age of 91.He was predeceased by his son, George Joseph Woolley, III. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Woolley; his daughter, Theresa Ollice (Bruce); and his brother, James Woolley.George served his country and was retired from the U.S. Navy. He was a WWII veteran, and was also retired from civil service...
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Thomas Francis Womack

December 30, 1945 - July 10, 2016

Thomas Francis "Tom" Womack, of Williamsburg, VA, died on July 10, 2016 at the age of 70. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Deslouge (Cantwell), Missouri.He was predeceased by his parents, Mary Evelyn and Everett Womack, and his brother, Jeffrey Womack. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary; son, Robert Landon Jones; daughter, Carrie Francis Womack; grandchildren, Kayla...
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Sharon Patrice Jones

February 16, 1958 - July 8, 2016

Sharon Patrice Jones, wife of Lawrence Jones, was called to eternal rest on July 8, 2016 at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Hospital after a long illness. She was born on February 16, 1958 in Williamsburg, VA to the late Thurman and Fayetta Wynne.At an early age, she joined Shiloh Baptist Church, Williamsburg, VA and later joined New Zion Baptist Church, Williamsburg, VA. She was predeceased by two...
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Philip Edwin Conners

March 5, 1935 - July 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Manuel Jose Pena

April 20, 1935 - July 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Eric Stuart Harfst

May 19, 1936 - July 6, 2016

Eric S. Harfst, age 80, passed away at his home in Williamsburg on July 6, 2016. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 19, 1936 and grew up in Boonton, NJ. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 37 years, Patricia Harfst; their daughter, Kathleen Anne Gasparini; and his parents, Louise and Theodore Harfst. He is survived by his sons, Eric S. Harfst, Jr. and his wife, Lisa, and Lt. Col. (Ret...
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George Archer Marston, Jr.

August 30, 1921 - July 5, 2016

George Archer Marston, Jr., 94, a lifelong resident of James City County, died July 5, 2016 surrounded by family. He was born to George Archer Marston, Sr. and Alice Branch Marston on August 30, 1921. He was predeceased by his parents and his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Madsen Marston in 2013. He was also predeceased by his brother, Randolph Branch Marston of Dallas, his sister, Virginia Marston...
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Walter Peter Diesing

August 25, 1929 - July 3, 2016

Walter P. Diesing, 86, of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away on Sunday, July 03, 2016. Walter is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy J. (Cochran); brother Roger (Joan) of Wilmington, NC; four children (the 4 Js), Jeff (Rhonda) of Colorado Springs, CO, Jim (Liz) of Portland, OR, Jessica of Southampton, NY, Jay (Jeanne) of Southampton, NY; grandchildren, Duane, Kendra...
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Thomas Joseph Hipple, Jr.

June 22, 1925 - July 3, 2016

Thomas J. Hipple, Jr., 91, of Lightfoot, died July 3, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born in Norfolk, VA on June 22, 1925, the son of the late Thomas Joseph and Margaret Burlas Hipple. He graduated from St. Joseph Academy School. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II (1943-1946), he was employed by C & P Telephone Co. until he retired. He was a devout Catholic...
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Joseph Spencer Morley

October 1, 1925 - July 2, 2016

Joseph Spencer Morley, 90, passed away peacefully July 2, 2016 in Williamsburg, VA. Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Edwina Rae (Swope) Morley and his son, Joseph Michael Morley.Mr. Morley was born October 1, 1925 in Youngstown, Ohio to Cornelius and Millicent Morley. He was known for his entrepreneurial success throughout his lifetime, retiring from his partnership from the...
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Annette Threlkeld Vosteen

September 18, 1930 - July 1, 2016

Annette Threlkeld Vosteen, age 85, died peacefully at home on July 1, 2016, following a lengthy illness. She was born and grew up in Blacksburg, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Logan Threlkeld and Louise Vaden Threlkeld and a brother, William L. Threlkeld, Jr. She is survived by a sister, Sallie E. Wesaw, of Riverton, WY, her husband, Louis, her three sons, Marshall (Ann...
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Alberto Carame Kalaskas

August 17, 1943 - July 1, 2016

Alberto C. Kalaskas, 73, Williamsburg, VA, July 1, 2016, lost his fight with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Boklaoan, Kapangan, Benguet, Philippines to Doeno and Mayang Kalaskas. He is survived by his mother, Mayang Kalaskas; his wife of 49 years, Shirley Kalaskas; and his siblings, Amado Kalaskas (Joanna), Antonio Kalaskas (Luz), Stella Anton, Patricia Butangen (Joseph), Bernard Anton (Janet)...
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Henry Earnest White

September 5, 1930 - July 1, 2016

Henry E. White Jr., 85, passed away on July 1, 2016 due to complications from a long battle with Alzheimer's. He is now back with his beloved wife in heaven.Henry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother to his family. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, where he met the love of his life, Joanne, who preceded him in passing. Henry & Joanne made their way to...
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Dale Edward Thompson

March 25, 1959 - June 30, 2016

Dale Edward Thompson, of Williamsburg, VA, died suddenly at home on June 30, 2016 at the age of 57. He will be greatly missed by his mom, Colleen Thompson; brother, Eddie; aunt Grace; many cousins and special friend Mike Putt. Dale had many friends that will miss him. May God bless all. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.nelsencares.com. Arrangements under the direction of...
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Mary Jane Mullenax

May 16, 1952 - June 29, 2016

It is with great sadness that on June 29, 2016, we the Mullenax family lost the love of our lives, Mary Jane Mullenax. Mary Jane was born on May 16, 1952 in Morgantown, West Virginia. She grew up there and graduated from West Virginia University where she earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education. She loved Williamsburg, VA from so many visits that she and her family decided to make...
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William Dudley Gilbert

August 28, 1935 - June 29, 2016

Adam Hill Gilbert, born William Dudley Gilbert, passed away peacefully at home on June 29, 2016, after a long battle with lung cancer. Born in Culpeper, Virginia, on August 28, 1935, he was the son of Henry Dudley Gilbert and Dorothy Fant Gilbert, both deceased. He is survived by his loving sister, Dorothy Gilbert Jordan, brother-in-law Thomas Ferrell Jordan, nephew David Adam Jordan, aunt Doris...
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Madeleine Marie Louise Schneider

November 27, 1932 - June 29, 2016

Madeleine Schneider, age 83, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2016 with her family at her bedside. She is preceded in death by her father, Jean Carnot; her mother, Perrine; her brothers, Benjamin and Jean; and her sister, Jane.Born and raised in Brittany, she survived the war in occupied France, immigrated to the United States and became an American citizen. Madeleine...
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Lisa Ann Ballinger

April 21, 1964 - June 28, 2016

Lisa Ann Pershing Ballinger died on June 28, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She was 52 years old. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she became a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia in 1986. She was a long-time employee of the Williamsburg Regional Library, a fencing instructor, a bookbinder, a bowler and a writer. She graduated from Central Michigan University, received a Master's Degree in Children's...
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Darrel Smith

April 20, 1924 - June 27, 2016

Darrel Smith was born in Maloy, Iowa April 20, 1924 into a large farming family of eight brothers and sisters. He enlisted in the Navy in December of 1942 to participate in WWII. Shortly thereafter, he met and then married Hazel Irene Wallis in September of 1945 and remained in this loving relationship for 58 years. This union gave him four daughters: Ina Lorraine (Lorry), Barbara Ann (Bobbi),...
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George Frank Mirkovich

February 17, 1947 - June 25, 2016

George F. Mirkovich was born on February 17, 1947 in Rahway, New Jersey to the late George and Rose Mirkovich.He was an alumni of Lehigh University, where he studied Electrical Engineering. He began his career with New York Telephone in 1970, and in 1983 joined AT&T. He held various engineering and management positions in strategic planning, customer equipment, and data networking until his...
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Hermoyne MacLain Weber

December 16, 1917 - June 24, 2016

Hermoyne Weber, 98, of Williamsburg, died on Friday, June 24, 2016. She is survived by her daughter, Gail O'Brien and her son, Jeff Weber.Arrangements will be done by Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg.
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Larry Foster Conley

February 16, 1942 - June 23, 2016

Larry Conley, 74, of Newport News, VA, passed away on June 23, 2016. He will be missed by his wife of 53 years, Karen Conley; his son, Kevin Conley; and his grandson, Shane Conley.Larry proudly served in the United States Coast Guard during the Vietnam War, retiring as a Master Chief. During his military career, he served one tour in Vietnam and one extended tour with the RTC, Yorktown, VA;...
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Mary Ann C. Forster

December 17, 1921 - June 22, 2016

Ann Cobb Forster, recently of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully June 22, 2016 at the age of 94. A native of Wachapreague, VA, she was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and Henry Cobb, and sister, Emily Cobb Parks. Survivors include her daughter, Susan Forster Via, son-in-law, Dan Forrest Via, and grandsons Forrest Mitchell Via, and Nathan Cobb Via. She was married to the late...
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Paul Bankit

June 16, 1929 - June 22, 2016

Dr. Paul Bankit left this world on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 for a much more glorious place. His life can hardly be summed up in the space it takes to write this obituary.Paul's accomplishments were many. He received his Bachelors of Science from the University of Wisconsin; his Masters from University of Nebraska and his Doctorate from Michigan State University.Paul joined the Army in May, 1953...
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Jeanne Binns Gale

May 10, 1932 - June 21, 2016

ROSWELL - Jeanne (née Binns) Gale died on Tuesday, June 21 from a fall in her home. Jeanne was born in Richmond, Virginia on May 10, 1932 to Horace and Edna Binns. She graduated from John Marshall High School where she met her soulmate and future husband, (the late) Jack Gale. She and Jack were married in June 1952. As the wife of an Air Force pilot, Jeanne moved all over the world. From the...
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Lois Graves Reed

August 26, 1933 - June 20, 2016

Lois G. Reed, age 82, of Toano, VA, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Williamsburg Riverside Hospital. She was born on August 26, 1933, the daughter of Mr. Dallas and Bertha Graves. She was a member of Saint John's Baptist Church.She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Elbert Wise, Jr.; her son, Walter Wallace; her daughter, Lorraine Reed Hawkins; and her four sisters....
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Andrew Joseph Gettings

November 8, 1924 - June 20, 2016

Andrew J. Gettings passed away peacefully at his home in Williamsburg, VA on Monday, June 20, 2016. A native of New York City, Andrew was an Army/Air Force veteran of WWII. Shortly following his military service, he married Margaret Esposito, his wife of 68 years. Andy spent 40 years in the insurance industry, ultimately serving as general manager of the New York region for USF&G. He...
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Remigia Mary Riley

July 14, 1928 - June 20, 2016

Remigia Mary Riley, known to most as "Mimi", passed away on June 20, 2016 at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband, Waldemar Riley.Mimi worked as the Chief Dietician for the former Williamsburg Community Hospital, retiring after 31 years. Following her retirement, she continued working as a dietary consultant. She was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church for over 61 years, and...
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Dorothy Elaine Herron

September 3, 1917 - June 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Mary Hart Satterwhite

March 22, 1924 - June 18, 2016

Mary Hart passed from this life on June 18, 2016.Born March 22, 1924 in West Point, VA, she was the eldest daughter of Dr. Malcolm and Elizabeth Harris. She grew up there and attended Mary Baldwin College. She later worked at Abby Aldridge Art Museum at Colonial Williamsburg.She has lived in Williamsburg for 54 years and was very active in historical and genealogy organizations. She was also a...
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William Tate Hester

December 8, 1926 - June 17, 2016

William Tate Hester, of Williamsburg, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016 at the age of 89. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King William Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23188.
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James Newell McCord, Jr.

July 12, 1937 - June 16, 2016

James Newell McCord, Jr. passed away peacefully June 16, 2016, at the age of 78, having lived a full life, the last 10 years with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's Disease.Jim was Professor Emeritus of British History at the College of William and Mary, where he taught for 40 years before retiring in 2005. While at the College, among his many roles, he served as Chair of the Lyon Gardiner...
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Sandra Marie Robinson

March 6, 1956 - June 15, 2016

Sandra (Sandy) Bouffard Robinson of Williamsburg, died June 15, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Cape May, N.J. on March 6, 1956, and was the daughter of Eugene and Sally Bouffard. Sandy attended Churchland High School in Portsmouth, VA and was married in October 13, 1979. She graduated from TNCC and Christopher Newport University with honors and went on to teach at...
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Joseph Andrew Rondi, Jr.

June 22, 1943 - June 14, 2016

Joseph Andrew Rondi Jr., 72 Joseph Andrew Rondi, 72, of Toano, Virginia, passed away at home on June 14, 2016 peacefully surrounded by his family and beloved dogs. Visitation will be on Saturday June 18, from 1 pm to 3 pm, followed with a memorial service at 3 pm at Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Virginia. Pastor Bill Cashman will be officiating. He was born in Benld Illinois on June 22, 1943...
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Diane Elizabeth Taylor

January 5, 1944 - June 14, 2016

Anyone who came into the presence of Diane Elizabeth Taylor never forgot her laugh. She gave smiles and laughter to friends and strangers alike. Her laughter was an expression of her happiness and joy to be alive. She loved her family and friends deeply. Diane, Aunt Dee Dee, or Dee were her AKAs.Diane was the second child born to Robert and Elizabeth Taylor on 5 January, 1944. Her sister Barbara...
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Richard Delano Freeman

October 19, 1944 - June 13, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Elaine Dorothy Theobald

March 28, 1928 - June 13, 2016

Elaine D. Theobald of Williamsburg, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016, at the age of 88.She was predeceased by her husband, Earle W. Theobald; her parents, Adolph and Maud Pintner; and her brother, Edger Pintner. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey E. Theobald (Diana); her daughter, Jennifer A. Page (Patrick), and her grandchildren, Christine E. Page and Catherine L. Page.Elaine was an avid...
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Robert James Marlatt

April 14, 1938 - June 11, 2016

Robert J. Marlatt, 78, passed away on June 11, 2016. He was married to the love of his life, the late Janet M. Marlatt for 52 years. Bob is survived by his children, Susan Hartman and her husband, Brian, and Geoffrey Marlatt and his wife, Jane; grandchildren, Eric and Sarah Hartman, Jim, Katie, Emily, Colleen and Bobby Marlatt; and brother, Henry Marlatt and his wife, Beverly. After a long career...
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Murry Pearce White

November 23, 1916 - June 10, 2016

Murry Pearce White, member of the Supermarine Spitfire design team during WWII and later president of British Aerospace Inc., in Washington, D.C., died June 10 in Williamsburg, Va., following surgery at Sentara Hospital. His son, Stuart P. White of Arnold, Maryland, confirmed his death. Murry's career was devoted to aeronautical engineering. He began as an apprentice with Supermarine in...
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Richard Hague Grace

September 21, 1920 - June 8, 2016

Richard Hague Grace, longtime resident of Portsmouth, died on June 8, 2016, in Williamsburg.A native of Kearny, NJ, he was the son of Adele M. and John F. Grace. A 1941 graduate of Fordham University, he was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Lieutenant in the US Navy in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres, followed by service in the US Naval Reserve. He earned the Virginia CPA...
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James Meegan Erikson

June 1, 1943 - June 7, 2016

James Meegan Erikson, 73, passed away suddenly on June 7th. He was a resident of James City County and Norman, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William James and Maude Meegan, his mother, Patricia Meegan Erikson, and his son-in-law, Kenneth L. Roberts. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Erikson Roberts and Dawn Erikson Amor, his sons-in-law, Frank J. Barcalow and...
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Ritalee Adams

May 16, 1928 - June 7, 2016

Ritalee Adams, (née Griffith) returned to heaven the morning of June 7th, 2016 in Williamsburg, Virginia at age 88. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on May 16th, 1928. As a young child she attended dance school and was an experienced acrobat. She was known as the Shirley Temple of New Jersey and loved performing. Later in life, Ritalee Adams enjoyed cooking fantastic meals for her family,...
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Robert Frederick Folsom

April 9, 1995 - June 6, 2016

Robert Frederick Folsom, age 21, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016. He was born in Fredericksburg, Va., and lived in San Diego, Calif.; Richmond, Va.; and Williamsburg, Va. He was a graduate of Jamestown High School Class of 2013, where he was Captain of the men's Varsity Swimming Team and attended Purdue University, where he was studying IT and software development. He was also a proud member of...
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Dorothy Leona Lakritz

December 19, 1921 - June 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Willis George Barnes

June 14, 1930 - June 5, 2016

Willis George Barnes, 85, ended his battle with prostate cancer on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at home with his family by his side. Will was born in Sherburne, NY on June 14, 1930, the second son to the late Galen Vaughn Barnes and Mary Lois (Healey) Barnes. He served his country for 21 years with the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1971, achieving the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He was a veteran of...
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Raymond Antonio Pacheco

August 31, 1960 - June 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Donald Curtis

December 7, 1924 - June 1, 2016

Donald D. Curtis of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, at Hospice House in Williamsburg. He was 91. Donald (Don) was born on December 7, 1924 in New York City. He earned his MBA from UVA's Darden School of Business and a Master's Degree and ABD in Educational Psychology from the Curry School of Education.Don was a very accomplished man. He began his technical education at the...
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Dorothy Daw Farrell

May 7, 1923 - May 29, 2016

Dorothy Daw Farrell, 93, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Born on May 7, 1923 to the late Thomas and Georgia Daw, Dorothy was married to her love of 66 years, Harold G. Farrell. Known as Dot to her family and friends, she graduated from Pantego High School in North Carolina and attended Barton College. Dot was active in the Williamsburg...
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Raymonde Henrietta Paulette Moyce

December 8, 1922 - May 27, 2016

Paulette Moyce of Williamsburg, VA passed away at home with loved ones present, on May 27, 2016 at the age of 93. Born Raymonde Henriette Doreé, December 8, 1922, in Moirans, France, near Grenoble in the French Alps, she was one of a few from her large family to survive WWII, despite aiding the French resistance in German occupied France. After the war, she sang with big bands, performing...
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Muriel Elizabeth Fleagle

November 3, 1926 - May 27, 2016

Muriel Elizabeth Brown Fleagle passed from this life May 27, 2016. Eldest daughter of Lester and Eva (Arendt) Brown, she was born in 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland. She is survived by daughters; Barbara Sanders (Estes), Cynthia MacBlane (Scotty); and grandchildren Jennie and Adam MacBlane, many nieces and nephews and 2 loving cats, Binky and Scooter.She married Benjamin Fleagle November 25, 1948...
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John Robert Kane

May 16, 1936 - May 26, 2016

Professor John Robert Kane, age 80, died peacefully on May 26, 2016, following complications of a fall. He served on the faculty of the College of William & Mary, Department of Physics, for 42 years, retiring as a Professor Emeritus in 2007. Born May 16, 1936, in Washington D.C., he was one of five children of Thomas J. Kane and Mary Helen Turke. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where he...
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Robert Donald Marotta

March 17, 1943 - May 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Osvaldo Rolon

March 13, 1932 - May 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Frank G. Marchese

January 4, 1927 - May 22, 2016

Frank "Gig" Marchese, age 89, of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Troy, NY, Menands, NY and Boca Raton, FL, peacefully passed away on May 22, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.He was preceded in death by his parents, Luigi and Addolorata Marchese; his brothers, Dominick, Charles, Jerry and Louis Marchese; his sisters, Dorothy Crupe and Antoinette Cioffi-Miller; brother-in-laws, Gerardo Cioffi,...
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Paul Francis Flanagan

November 15, 1940 - May 22, 2016

Paul Francis Flanagan was born November 15, 1940, in Boston Massachusetts. He grew up in Abington, Massachusetts, and was a 1958 graduate of Thayer Academy in Braintree. He received his BS in math and physics from the University of Miami in 1967. He was recruited by NASA at the university, and upon graduation began work at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas in the Mission Planning and...
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Marie Veronica Scalsky

March 7, 1932 - May 20, 2016

Marie Veronica Demkosky Scalsky, of Williamsburg, VA, age 84, passed away peacefully at her son's home on May 20, 2016.She was born in Dunmore, PA in 1932 of Polish and Ukrainian immigrant parents, and grew up in a Polish neighborhood of coal miners. Marie was a devout Catholic and known for her generosity and devotion to her husband and family. She is survived by her sons, Stanley J. (wife...
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Katherine Louise Peterson

June 2, 1934 - May 20, 2016

Katherine Peterson, beloved wife of Colonel Wilbur Peterson, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016. Kathy was a long time resident of Patriots Colony in Williamsburg, Virginia. She was born in Warren, Minnesota on June 2, 1934. In 1952, she graduated from Warren High School and the University of Minnesota in 1956. On August 18th, 1956, she married Wilber D. Peterson, also of Warren, Minnesota. ...
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John Joseph Esher

March 6, 1945 - May 17, 2016

John Joseph Esher, of Williamsburg, VA, passed into the arms of his Lord on May 17, 2016. Born in Darby, PA March 6, 1945 John was one of four children of Sam and Kathleen Esher who both preceded him in death as did his older brothers, Matthew and Michael. His sister, Maryellen Doyle lives next door to the family home in Folsom, PA.John was a star athlete at St. James Catholic High School for...
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Gay Joyce Wooldridge

July 23, 1941 - May 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Leo Paul Rogers, Sr.

February 23, 1932 - May 15, 2016

Leo Paul Rogers, Sr. 84, of Williamsburg, VA passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Williamsburg Landing, with his loved ones by his side. He was born on February 23, 1932 in Bronx, New York. After graduating high school he joined the Navy Reserves. A man who believed in strong work ethic, he became employed by Citibank at the age of 16 and retired after 42 years of dedicated...
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Bobbie Jean Linkous Ferguson

January 28, 1935 - May 14, 2016

Bobbie Jean Linkous Ferguson peacefully passed into eternal life on May 14, 2016. She was a beautiful and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and friend with a warm smile, and a kind and generous heart. Bobbie was a gifted artist and an inspiration to all who knew her. She was born in Clintwood, VA in 1935 to John E. "Blue" and Maxie Linkous, and was...
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Helen Marie Markle

June 15, 1933 - May 14, 2016

Helen Marie "McTague" Markle passed peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Helen was the daughter of James A. and Reba C. "Pettitt" McTague, born June 15, 1933 in Millville, NJ. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 54 years, James R. Markle, Sr.; her parents and brother, Edward W. McTague; her grandsons, A.J. Markle and Jake...
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Elizabeth Hancock Pittman

October 2, 1923 - May 13, 2016

Elizabeth Hancock Pittman went home to be with her Lord on May 13, 2016 at the age of 92.She was born October 2, 1923 in Spring Hill, NC to Betty Parks and Henry Thomas Hancock. She graduated from Smithdeal Massey Business College in Richmond, VA and worked at the Farm Security Office and later the Register of Deeds in Halifax, NC until the end of World War II. After the war, she married her...
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Jay Curran Cone

July 17, 1929 - May 12, 2016

Jay Curran Cone, 86, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. He grew up in Boyce, Virginia and Washington, D.C. He was preceded in death by his parents Dorastus Leete Cone and Nellie Elizabeth Cone. He is survived by his wife, Mish Kara; his children: Deb Cone-Halsey (husband, Mark; children, Rachel, Meghan, Abby, Evan), Carol Van Waarde (husband, Piet; children, Pieter,...
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John Albert Camp

June 17, 1940 - May 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Patrick E. Callahan

August 14, 1948 - May 10, 2016

Patrick E. Callahan, 67, of Williamsburg passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 with his wife, Suzanne, and some of his loving family members by his side. Born in Baltimore, MD on August 14, 1948 to Dr. Joseph F. and Jane C. Callahan, Patrick has gone to join his parents and his elder brother, Joseph, in Heaven. His sister, Charlotte, brother, Terry, and sister, Kathleen, and his Uncle James...
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Lorraine France Weaver

May 6, 1923 - May 9, 2016

Lorraine France Weaver, age 93, died on May 9, 2016 in Williamsburg, VA, with her son Craig at her side. She was born in Orange, NJ and was a lifelong resident of West Orange before moving to Bernardsville in 1999. She relocated to Williamsburg in 2015. She was a graduate of West Orange High School, worked briefly for Prudential, and for many years was the owner of the Lorray Gift Shop in West...
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Mary Newsome Snyder

April 14, 1933 - May 6, 2016

Toano, VA - Mary Hudnall Newsome Snyder, a retired nurse from Eastern State Hospital, died peacefully on May 6th, 2016.Mrs. Snyder, the beloved wife of James L. Snyder, was born on April 14, 1933 in Heathsville, VA. She was the youngest daughter of the late Napoleon and Garnett Newsome.Mrs. Snyder is a past president of The Williamsburg Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Post 4639.She is survived by brothers...
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Clarence William Davis

January 11, 1920 - May 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Margaret Marie Dombek

July 16, 1925 - May 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Debra Roob Costello

May 17, 1962 - May 2, 2016

Debra Roob Costello, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016 at the age of 53. She is preceded in death by her parents, William N. Roob and Joan P. Roob of Yorktown, VA; and brothers, William M. Roob and Ronald G. Roob of Williamsburg, VA.She was a graduate of Tabb High School; obtained a B.B.A. degree from James Madison University, and an M.B.A. from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical...
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Joseph Meyers

February 10, 1929 - May 1, 2016

Joe was always a, "Diamond in the Rough." He was big, muscular, and strong in appearance but so gentle, sweet, and caring on the inside. Never a harsh or unkind word was ever said to those whom he loved or to mere acquaintances. He was born February 10, 1929.He was the quintessential husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He adored his wife, Edie, with whom he always acted as...
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Nelson E. Hobgood

May 31, 1933 - May 1, 2016

Nelson E. Hobgood, 82, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on May 1, 2016 after a battle of cancer. Nelson is a native of Oxford, N.C.; born May 31, 1933 and has been a resident of Williamsburg, VA since 1961. He is preceded in death by the love of his life of 31 years, Kay L. Hobgood.Survivors include their daughter, Shanna H. Johnson, son- in-law, Brian D. Johnson and two beautiful granddaughters,...
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Isabel Woolard Queijo

June 25, 1926 - April 30, 2016

Isabel Winona (Winnie) Queijo, 89, of Williamsburg, passed away on April 30, 2016. Surviving is son, Donald L. Queijo of Blacksburg, VA; daughter, Terry Queijo, of Trappe, MD; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Jack Queijo. A memorial will be held in her honor on Thursday, May 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg, VA. Online condolences may...
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Arthur O. Kimball

April 4, 1931 - April 29, 2016

Four distinct loves were woven into his life, the paintings of Cezanne, three large pots of rare lilies nursed over forty years, collecting only American antiques and the wondrous Christmas tree filled with a treasure trove of old decorations that is now permanently recorded in a handsome book produced by the photographer, Jorin Hood. All left behind on the afternoon of Friday, April 29, 2016...
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Edward Rodgers Judy

September 25, 1928 - April 29, 2016

Edward (Bill) Rodgers Judy died peacefully in his home on April 29, 2016 at the age of 87 after lengthy illnesses. Bill was born in Canton, Ohio and continued his early education in Ohio. Bill's advanced studies continued in Ohio, graduating from Miami University. While at Miami University, he was enrolled in the NROTC program and upon graduation, he served three years in the U.S. Navy,...
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Eva Marcus Siegert

August 16, 1927 - April 29, 2016

Eva Marcus Siegert, 88, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2016. She was born in Berlin, Germany on August 16, 1927. Eva immigrated to the United States in October 1951. Prior to her immigration, she was employed by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society where she met her future husband, Georg Siegert, who contacted the Society for their aid in securing passage to the U.S. They ended up on the same...
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Alfred Abbott Lawton

January 20, 1922 - April 28, 2016

Alfred A. Lawton of Williamsburg Virginia, formerly of New Canaan, Connecticut, born January 20, 1922 passed away April 28, 2016. He was born in Hinsdale, Ill. The son of Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Lawton. He attended Davenport High School and the University of Iowa under graduate then law school and was a member of the Iowa Bar.He served in the Navy during World War II on the USS Massachusetts and...
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Viola Faye Bentley

June 12, 1951 - April 28, 2016

Following a year-long struggle with illness, Vicki Bentley (Tano) went home on April 28, 2016. She was born on June 12, 1951 in Fairmont, West Virginia. She had a variety of jobs, but her longest passion was being a CNA Hospice Aid and helping many families and their loved ones at very difficult times. Breeding and showing Shetland Sheepdogs was her other great love.She is predeceased by her...
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Margaret Elizabeth Sullivan Moore

August 23, 1928 - April 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Susan Katherine Westfall

September 6, 1948 - April 26, 2016

Susan K. Westfall, a resident of Williamsburg, VA for the last five years, passed away on April 27, 2016 surrounded by her family at the age of 67. She was born in Waterlou, IA to Vincent Gearhart and Gertrude Weber who preceded her in death. Susan attended St. Bede Roman Catholic Church.She was very proud of her accomplishments. She graduated from Columbus High School, in Waterlou, IA in 1966...
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Helen Jordan Mahone

November 29, 1921 - April 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Bruce Richard Hughner

February 1, 1934 - April 25, 2016

Bruce Richard Hughner, 82, of Williamsburg, passed away April 25, 2016 peacefully at home after an extended illness. After serving his country as an Army Sergeant during the Korean War, he graduated from the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He was employed by Stromberg-Carlson and Computer Consoles, Inc. in Financial Administration. During the...
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Fannye Doris Holden Scruggs Rorer

August 11, 1928 - April 23, 2016

Fannye Doris Holden Scruggs Rorer, age 87, left this world for her eternal reward on April 23rd while tapping a finger to her favorite hymn - Amazing Grace. A 63-year resident of Williamsburg, Fannye's greatest joys were her faith, family, and friends. Some of her happiest moments were spent with loved ones enjoying simple pleasures including picnics, pool outings, walks, church gatherings,...
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Ernest A. Hinojosa

December 14, 1921 - April 22, 2016

Colonel (Ret.) Ernest A. Hinojosa, Jr., passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the age of 94. He proudly served his country in the United States Army for 36 years. During the course of his career, he served in the European Theater of Operations in World War II and in the Vietnam War.After his retirement in 1978, he continued to maintain his affiliation with the military by his participation...
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James Ellsworth Wheeler

January 23, 1938 - April 21, 2016

James E. Wheeler, age 78, of Toano, VA passed away peacefully at Williamsburg Regional Medical Center on April 21, 2016 after a long illness.Mr. Wheeler was born in Spotsylvania, VA to James C. and Mary Lee Wheeler, who preceded him in death. He attended VPI and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.He was a partner in EW2 Environmental, Inc. Charlotte, NC before retiring to Gloucester to live on the...
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Christopher Patrick Jordan

October 20, 1949 - April 19, 2016

Christopher Patrick Jordan, 66, of Williamsburg, died on April 19, 2016. He was born on October 20, 1949 in Illinois. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.nelsencares.com. Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Melinda Anna Araguz

October 24, 1995 - April 18, 2016

Melinda Anna Araguz, age 20, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on April 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jerry Waltrip; great-grandfather, Irvin English and step-father, Jeffrey Becker, Sr.Melinda was proud to graduate from Jamestown High School in 2015, which was a huge accomplishment for her. She enjoyed learning and speaking American Sign Language. She also loved...
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