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Ruth M. Hughes

January 21, 1924 - September 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Patricia Dibert O'Neill

December 1, 1926 - September 27, 2016

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Abraham Brookins Gardner

April 18, 1922 - September 26, 2016

Abraham Gardner was born in North Adams, Massachusetts on April 18, 1922. He is proceeded in death by his mother, Dorothy Haskins, his father, Abraham Gardner Sr., his first wife, Jeanne Marie Gardner, and his step-son, Curtis Parker. Raised in Bennington, Vermont, his best memories as a child were visiting his maternal grandparents 600 acre home in Savoy, Mass, which is now a state park. He...
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David Parry Dry

June 15, 1931 - September 26, 2016

David Parry Dry, 85, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2016. David was a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Williamsburg where he was involved in many things, including serving on the vestry and singing in the choir.David was a career military man like his father and took great pride in supporting anything Air Force but also any other branch of the armed services. ...
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Barbara Holden Denkins

September 9, 1941 - September 23, 2016

Williamsburg - Barbara Holden Denkins, 75, passed away on September 23, 2016 after a long illness. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 54 years, Frank E. Denkins, Jr; son, Todd C. Denkins (Louise); brother, Philip F. Holden (Doreen); and 5 grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 6-8:00 PM at Nelsen...
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Margaret Ellen Counce

March 2, 1930 - September 23, 2016

Peggy Counce passed away on September 23, 2016 surrounded by loving family with songs and stories in the air. She leaves her devoted husband of nearly 60 years William Crowe Counce of Williamsburg, VA; her daughters Louise Edsall (of Manassas, VA) and Elizabeth Luther (of Chesapeake, VA) and sons William Counce (of Scottsdale, AZ) and Christopher Counce (of Bozeman, MT). Peg built a strong family...
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William Henry Hunt

August 28, 1940 - September 22, 2016

William Henry Hunt of Williamsburg passed away on September 22, 2016 after a short but fierce battle with a rare, aggressive form of kidney cancer. Bill was born in Penhook, Virginia, on August 28, 1940, the son of Henry Thomas and Carrie Donley Hunt. He was a loving husband and father, a brilliant scientist, a kind and patient co-worker and a good friend. Bill is survived by his wife of 38...
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Jack Lewis Cole, Sr.

May 18, 1930 - September 20, 2016

On September 19, 2016, Jack Lewis Cole, Sr., passed away quietly in Hospice House of Williamsburg. Originally a native of West Virginia, he spent most of his life in Williamsburg with his loving family working as a machinist tool maker at the Naval Weapon Station in Yorktown. He retired after 33-years of Federal Service.His loving wife of 66 years, Frances, continues to lead the family consisting...
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Lorraine Elizabeth Legere

October 24, 1924 - September 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Donald Cruse Shepler

December 16, 1948 - September 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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David Lee Cropper

October 30, 1936 - September 18, 2016

David Lee Cropper, age 79, passed away at his home in Williamsburg on Sunday, September 18, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on October 30, 1936 where he grew up and graduated high school; later he resided several years in Youngstown, Ohio and in Woodbridge, Virginia before retiring in Williamsburg. David was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Cropper...
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Jeannie Thomas Juraschek

October 11, 1952 - September 18, 2016

Jean (Jeannie) Thomas Juraschek, 63, a former bank manager, with an infectious laugh and big smile, died Sunday night after a courageous two-year battle with brain cancer.Jeannie is survived by Ted Juraschek, her husband of 35 years, and her brother, Robert Thomas, and his wife, Rosann Caputo Thomas. She was a wonderful and devoted wife, friend, sister-in-law, aunt and businesswoman who lived...
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Leonard Sargeant

March 5, 1931 - September 17, 2016

Leonard Sargeant III, 85, of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Bluefield, VA, Charleston, WV, and Hilton Head, SC, died Saturday, September 17, 2016, after a long illness. He will be remembered as a caring friend to many and a loving husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Sargeant was born in Fairmont, WV, the son of Leonard and Fay Watson Sargeant. After his public schooling in Fairmont,...
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Arthur Leonard Legault

June 14, 1920 - September 17, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Linwood Earl Ashby, Jr.

November 1, 1927 - September 16, 2016

Linwood Earl (Lin) Ashby, Jr., 88, a resident of Williamsburg, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg.Lin was born on November 1, 1927 in Ohio. He was predeceased by his father, Linwood Earl Ashby, Sr., his mother, Alma Bauder, a stepmother, Bertie G. Ashby and a brother, Albert R. Ashby, Sr.Lin is survived by his devoted wife of forty years,...
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Betsy Turlington Storey

January 19, 1930 - September 16, 2016

Betsy Turlington Storey of Williamsburg, VA, died peacefully on September 16, 2016, at the age of 86.Betsy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose greatest joy was the happiness and well-being of her family. Following her retirement, she and her cherished husband traveled the United States enjoying the beauty of this nation. She blessed others with her love,...
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Albert Lee Hutchens

October 10, 1941 - September 16, 2016

Albert Lee Hutchens Jr., was born in Statesville, NC to Albert and Laura Hutchens. He graduated from Mitchell Junior College and Appalachian State University with a Bachelors in Accounting. He served in the United States Army for three years, which included a tour in Korea. Afterwards, he worked for an accounting firm in Washington, DC then for the Department of Defense at Vint Hill Farms...
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William Marshall Moore

April 22, 1955 - September 16, 2016

William "Bill" Moore of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away on September 16, 2016 after a courageous fight with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Audrey Moore. He is also survived by his daughter, Kimberly Moore Honrine with husband, Jordan, and by his son, Michael Moore with fiancée Beth Henley. Daddy Bill leaves behind three adoring grandchildren, Cora Moore, Logan Honrine,...
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Patricia Ann Bowers

February 11, 1935 - September 13, 2016

Patricia Ann Bowers, 81, passed away on September 13, 2016. She was born in Norwich, NY on February 11, 1935. Pat attended Norwich High School and then the University of New York where she achieved a Bachelor of Science degree with a minor in accounting. Pat became an Administrative Assistant and worked for Dryden Community College. She was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church and the Women's...
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Hilda Lucia Mendez

May 6, 1924 - September 9, 2016

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David William Kemble

April 9, 1936 - September 9, 2016

David William Kemble, a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia for 10 years, passed away on September 9, 2016 at the age of 80 after a long battle with cancer.David was born in Long Branch, New Jersey and graduated in 1958 from St. Lawrence University. He served as a navigator in the Navy aboard the USS Waldron before moving to Maryland and beginning his career in investment banking. He retired from...
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Morgan Vance Shinholser

August 5, 1968 - September 9, 2016

Morgan Vance Shinholser passed away September 9, 2016, in Williamsburg, Va.He was one of the most kind, caring, hardworking, and big hearted guy who found rest from his heart condition suddenly yesterday. Morgan Vance Shinholser was 48 on Aug. 5, 2016. He had crammed a lot of living into those years, always willing to help a friend or someone down on his luck. To say he was a "one-of-a- kind"...
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Jack Ronald Boren

April 6, 1930 - September 9, 2016

With sadness, we, his Sons and Daughters-in-love, share that Jack Boren left his body and entered into Heaven with his savior, Jesus, Friday, September 9th. He was 86. He lived in Williamsburg, VA. He was born in Evansville, IN and raised in Fort Branch, IN. He also lived in New Albany, IN; Jeffersonville, IN; East Brunswick, NJ; Newtown, PA; Lake of the Woods, VA; and Herndon, VA. He met...
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Frank Phillip Friedland

August 5, 1942 - September 7, 2016

Frank Phillip Friedland, 74, was born on August 5, 1942 to Raye and Sidney Friedland in Newport News, Virginia. He passed away on September 7, 2016 at home.Frank graduated from Newport News High School, East Carolina University and earned his CLU and ChFC from American College. He was a life insurance agent who was awarded many recognitions during his 45 year career, including man of the year...
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Linda Marlene Monahan

December 28, 1947 - September 7, 2016

Linda Marlene Monahan, of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away on September 7, 2016 at the age of 68.Linda loved fishing off her backyard pier, rooting for her Redskins, her flowers and hummingbirds. She greatly adored her family and friends, and her grandkids were her world. She was a lover of life.She was predeceased by her mother, Dorothy Monahan; brother, Ronnie Newton; father, Clarence Newton,...
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James Mooney

December 27, 1946 - September 7, 2016

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Sarah Whitcomb Lieurance

March 25, 1919 - September 6, 2016

Sally Lieurance of Williamsburg Landing died peacefully on September 6, 2016. She was born in Hayden, Indiana on March 25, 1919 to John W. and Louise D. Whitcomb. Sally was a registered nurse and an airline stewardess for TWA from 1940 to 1941. She met her husband, Newton A. Lieurance on an airplane over LaSalle, IL. Newt and Sally moved to northern VA where they raised their three children. ...
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Phu Huynh

August 25, 1954 - September 6, 2016

Phu N. Huynh, 62, of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away comfortably on September 6, 2016, at the hospital surrounded by family and friends. She was born August 25, 1954, in Saigon, Vietnam, the daughter of Pham Huynh and Lien Nguyen. She was the second oldest of 7 siblings. In August of 1982, she married Hao H. Ho. She came to the U.S. in 2006 with her family to pursue a better future for her...
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Mildred L. Besnier

October 27, 1938 - September 6, 2016

Mildred L. Besnier, a resident of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on September 6, 2016 at the age of 77.Millie was a member of the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church for 50 years. She was employed as a teacher by the York County School System, and after retiring, enjoyed being a member of Williamsburg Women's Chorus and Sweet Adeline's singing groups. She loved music, her cats, birds and chocolate....
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Edward Charles Dombek

September 3, 1929 - September 5, 2016

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Alfred Cheatham Newman

December 11, 1935 - September 4, 2016

Alfred Cheatham Newman, 80, a resident of Williamsburg, VA, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016. Alfred and his wife, Kathleen, were members of the Smith Memorial Baptist Church. He attended Matthew Whaley School in Williamsburg, VA and later joined the United States Air Force and fought in the Vietnam War. Alfred spent his career in the Air Force and after retiring, enjoyed hobbies such as...
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Clarence Walton Purdum

September 24, 1925 - September 2, 2016

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Antonia James

October 30, 1945 - September 1, 2016

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Katherine Ripley Davis

December 30, 1929 - August 31, 2016

Katherine Davis, 86 of Williamsburg, Virginia passed away at Greenfield Senior Living of Williamsburg on August 31, 2016. Katherine was born on December 30, 1929 at the Carter's Grove Plantation in Williamsburg, VA to the late William E. Ripley, Sr. & Nannie K. Ripley. She was married to the love of her life George for 63 years.Katherine lived her entire life in Williamsburg where she...
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William Robert Frerich

July 9, 1920 - August 31, 2016

William Robert Frerich, 96, passed away August 31, 2016 in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was born on July 9, 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio to Anna and William Herman Frerich.After graduating as a Civil Engineer from Case Western, Bill completed Navy Indoctrination Training and then the Naval Architecture training course at MIT in 1942 and entered WWII as an officer in the USA Navy, serving as a docking...
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William Daniel Craig

November 1, 1929 - August 30, 2016

William Daniel Craig, 86, peacefully passed away on August, 30, 2016 in his home. He served his country in the U S Navy and continued to work for the Navy for 40 years after his enlistment. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 44 years, Doris Irene Craig and his son Stephen C. Craig. Left to cherish his memory is his grandchildren, Chuck D. Craig and Bethany A. Ashfelder both of Stafford,...
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Ruth Ellen McCullough

April 22, 1921 - August 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Nelsen Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.
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Donald Eugene Voigt

December 20, 1913 - August 26, 2016

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Theresa J. Robertson

July 4, 1938 - August 23, 2016

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Paula Carin Blank

May 4, 1959 - August 21, 2016

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Harold Fellbaum

May 26, 1928 - August 20, 2016

Harold Fellbaum, Jr., age 88, passed away on August 20, 2016, while resting peacefully at Hospice House in Williamsburg. Harold is survived by his companion of many years, Eleanor Harris; his son, William Fellbaum and his wife, Phyllis, and their daughters Mariah and Olivia; his daughter Jean Hoffer and her husband Robert, and their children Nathaniel, Abigail and Rebecca; his granddaughters...
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Virginia Butler PIERSON

September 1, 1925 - August 20, 2016

Virginia Butler Pierson, born September 1, 1925, passed away on August 20, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Alpha Omega Carr and Charles Benton Butler. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Harry H. Pierson, Edward T. Howard, James L. Jackson, and son, Benton Luther Jackson. She is survived by her daughter, Virginia "Ginger" Butler Pierson; son-in-law Harold Lee Letterman, a...
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Charles Edward McCaskill

September 9, 1937 - August 20, 2016

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Mary Clare Leahey

August 11, 1940 - August 19, 2016

Mary Clare Leahey, 76, of Williamsburg, passed away on August 19, 2016 after a battle with Multiple Sclerosis lasting many years. Throughout this struggle, Mary remained determined and strong.Mary was born on August 11, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of the late Francis J. Daly and the late Mary A. Daly.Mary was a loving wife of Charles F. Leahey, and together they had four...
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Hugh Phillip Mouser

September 13, 1934 - August 18, 2016

Captain Hugh Phillip Mouser, USN Retired, 81, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on August 18, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh S Mouser; his mother, Theo F. Mouser; and his sister, Mary Catherine Sexton.Captain Mouser had a distinguished United States Navy career, visiting many interesting ports of call. During that time he flew both propeller driven and jet engine aircraft and...
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Edward James Walsh

October 26, 1941 - August 16, 2016

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Barbara Claire Norton

April 27, 1935 - August 14, 2016

Barbara Claire Norton, of Williamsburg, Virginia died on Monday, August 14, 2016 at the age of 81. She graduated from Syracuse University in 1957.She is survived by her husband, Robert G. Norton; son, David Norton (wife, Darci); daughter, Natalie Norton; and three grandchildren.She was a self-employed owner of a retail/sales business and was also a dedicated homemaker.A private service will be...
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Dade Sherrill Snellgrove

September 24, 1938 - August 14, 2016

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Robert Brooks Wilkinson

October 18, 1962 - August 8, 2016

Robert B. Wilkinson died of a heart attack at the age of 54. He joins his mother in heaven. Robert was friendly, fun-loving, caring and generous. A Jack of all trades. He is survived by his devastated father, 2 sisters and brother. He was so loved and will be greatly missed.In lieu of service you are welcome to stop by the house at any time. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www...
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Frances Amy Fleming

July 16, 1941 - August 8, 2016

Frances Amy Fleming, 75, went to be with the Lord on August 8, 2016 after a long illness. She was a daughter to the late Phillip and Esmeralda Rivera of Puerto Rico. Throughout her live she had been active in the theater singing, acting and directing productions mostly in the Netherlands and England. Frances loved to play golf but her greatest love and joy was spending time with her family....
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Marjorie Castle Joseph

August 9, 1935 - August 7, 2016

Marjorie Castle Joseph, 80, daughter of Henry and Melba Castle of Potsdam, NY died on August 7, 2016 in her Williamsburg, VA home. She is survived by her husband Jim Joseph of Niagara Falls, NY; her daughter Lynn Joseph of Williamsburg (formerly Boston, MA); her son Jim Joseph and his husband Christopher Warns of New York, NY; and her two grandchildren Alicia Joseph and JP Joseph. Marjorie was a...
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Anna Bernadetta Zabdyr

March 20, 1958 - August 6, 2016

Anna Bernadetta Zabdyr, 58, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on August 6, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Piotr Bigas.Anna was a self-employed property manager. She was a member of St. Bede Catholic Church and she started the Blessing of the Easter Baskets. She loved gardening and especially planting flowers, helping people and being a wife and a mother who took care...
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Jesse Aaron Lucy

February 3, 1976 - August 5, 2016

Jesse Aaron Lucy, 40, of Williamsburg, unexpectedly passed away while on a vacation with his wife on August 5, 2016 in New York. He was born in Brattleboro, Vermont and lived in a variety of places during his childhood and military career, including New Hampshire, Maine, Florida, Texas, New Mexico, and a variety of towns in Vermont.Jesse proudly served his country as active duty in the Air Force,...
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Kathy Marie Faykes

August 12, 1955 - August 4, 2016

Kathy Marie Faykes passed away peacefully on August 4, 2016 after a seven month battle with cancer. Throughout this struggle, Kathy remained determined and optimistic.Kathy was born on August 12, 1955 in Elmhurst, Illinois. She was raised in Portsmouth, Virginia where she graduated from Churchland High School. She went on to earn a degree in Elementary Education from Virginia Tech. Kathy...
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Marlene Rogers Liebow

August 24, 1933 - August 4, 2016

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Virginia Hudgins Brinn

September 25, 1934 - August 3, 2016

Virginia Hudgins Brinn, 81, danced her final day on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Mrs. Brinn, better known as Gin or Gini, enjoyed cooking, entertaining, and loved meeting new people, as she never met a stranger. Her greatest accomplishments and points of pride were playing the roles of Wife, Mother, and Grandmother. With a love for dancing and a deep enjoyment of the theater, Mrs. Brinn, waltzed...
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Ruth Waters Berry

October 9, 1923 - August 2, 2016

Ruth Waters Berry, beloved wife of the late Robert Edwin Berry, left this life on August 2, 2016. She was the daughter of Eugene and Eloise Clagett Waters, and was born in 1923 in Germantown, Montgomery County Maryland. She graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1945 and loved Williamsburg so much that she decided to remain here, where she worked for Colonial Williamsburg as an...
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James Burns Bowry

June 17, 1926 - August 2, 2016

James Burns Bowry, 90, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, in the presence of his loved ones. He was honorably discharged from the Navy after serving in World War II and later retired from VEPCO/Dominion Power as an Electrical Supervisor/Estimator after 40 years of dedicated service. He was an active member in the community and was a part of the Pulaski Club, Exchange...
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Mark Timothy Dunn

August 5, 1972 - August 1, 2016

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Donald J. Butz

July 6, 1933 - August 1, 2016

Major General Donald J. Butz, DDS, FACD, USAF (RET.) passed away Monday, August 1, 2016. Born July 6, 1933 in Nevada City, California, he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from St. Louis University School of Dentistry in 1959. Gen. Butz entered the Air Force with a direct commission as a first lieutenant immediately after graduating from dental school. He was stationed from Japan to...
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Philip Nicholas Marino

April 19, 1937 - July 30, 2016

Philip Nicholas Marino, of Williamsburg, died on July 30, 2016. He was born on April 19, 1937 in New York City. Arrangements by Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg, VA.
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Dana Schaefer Maddocks

December 25, 1920 - July 29, 2016

Williamsburg - Dana Schaefer Maddocks, 95, passed peacefully on July 29th with her best friend Bob at her side.Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Dana made her entrance into the world on Christmas Day 1920 to parents, Myrtle Fifer Schaefer and John Schaefer. Dana attended Seton high school in Baltimore. In her twenties, Dana married the charming Navy Ensign, the late Captain USN (Retired) William...
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Kenneth Darnell Godbolt

May 23, 1958 - July 28, 2016

Kenneth Darnell Godbolt, 58, of Richmond, VA, passed away on July 28, 2016. He was preceded in death by his father, Bennie Godbolt, Sr.; his mother, Blanche Williams; and his brother, Bennie Godbolt, Jr.Kenneth proudly served with the U.S. Army as a cook. Following his service, he worked at Eastern State Hospital as a Housekeeper. He is survived by his wife, Crisandra Godbolt; his daughter,...
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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

John B. Whitla once wrote this line in one of his beautiful poems, The Narrow Gate. "And keep the Holy Covenant with the Lord Christ, to come to him through the narrow gate, one by one." on Sunday, July 24, Jack walked through that narrow gate into the arms of his Lord, Christ. John (Jack) was born in Newark, NJ on January 23, 1928. His family resided in Arlington, NJ. He graduated from...
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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

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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

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Manuel Jose Pena

April 20, 1935 - July 7, 2016

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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 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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