Our Obituaries

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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Martha Taugher Connolly

February 7, 1935 - May 18, 2015


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Brenda Smith Durr

July 13, 1942 - May 17, 2015

Brenda Jean Smith Durr passed peacefully on May 17, 2015 surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer. A native of Franklinton, LA and long-time resident of Williamsburg, VA, Brenda was 72 years old and born on July 13, 1942. Brenda loved to read, garden, collect art, travel, decorate her home, play bridge and golf, but most of all Brenda loved her family and the Lord. She was an...
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Lee Ann Hurd-Brinkley

June 28, 1952 - May 16, 2015

Although Lee Ann had a big heart in spirit, her physical heart gave out on May 16, 2015. She treasured her life here, but she also suffered pain in silence. Although we will miss her, now there is no more pain, and she can rejoice in seeing her mother who died when she was young and her father who died 8 years ago. So it is with tears of sadness that we say goodbye and also with tears of joy...
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Gussie Accursia Martelle

January 16, 1927 - May 15, 2015

Gussie Martelle, 88, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away Friday, May 15. She is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon "Sarge" Martelle; her father and mother, Lorenzo and Anna Sabella Barbera, of Sciacca, Italy; and her brother, Salvatore Barbera.Born 1927 as Accursia Maria Barbera, she graduated from Bay Ridge High School, January 1945. Gussie was a member of Our Lady's Rosary Makers for which...
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Bobby A. Drewry

August 22, 1942 - May 13, 2015

Bobby A. Drewry, age 72, of Lanexa, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 13, after a brave battle with lung cancer. Bobby met and married his life partner Joanne in 1969 and combined their family of 10 children.Bobby was a self-employed logger for 55 years. He was an avid boat racer and was inducted into the Gulf Marine Hall of Fame in 1971 for his accomplishments in this sport.He...
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William Bruce Clark

March 4, 1931 - May 13, 2015

Captain USCG William B. (Bill) Clark, former Commanding Officer at USCG TC Yorktown, died May 13, 2015. Bill was a career Coast Guard Officer serving in varied assignments from coast to coast. Upon graduation from US Coast Guard Academy in 1953, he was assigned to a Navy Destroyer Escort manned by a CG crew in the Korean theatre of operations during the Korean War. Besides serving on two other...
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Charles John Cuper

November 20, 1946 - May 12, 2015

Charles "John" Cuper, age 68, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.He was the beloved husband of Mary Cuper; loving father of Jonathan Cuper of Virginia Beach; adored grandpa of Colton and Ian Cuper; brother of Karen Morse (John) Wrangell, of Alaska; and also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. John was a member of VFW and DAV in Williamsburg. He enjoyed...
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Odell Thomas Milby

January 2, 1923 - May 10, 2015

Odell Thomas Milby, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday, May 10, at the age of 92. He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul Cornelius and Hattie Maude Wilson Milby; and sister Pearl, Virginia Willis. Odell was a painter for the Chesapeake Corp of Virginia, retiring in 1985. He loved being surrounded by his family and friends, as well as gardening, bird-watching, and photography. He was a...
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Elizabeth LeVan Haberstroh

November 29, 1925 - May 10, 2015

Elizabeth "Betty" Haberstroh, age 89, of Williamsburg VA, passed away May 10th at home. Born on November 29, 1925 in Pennsylvania, she lived in Hazlet, NJ for 30 years. Betty was formerly Vice Chairwoman of the Monmouth County Republican Party until her retirement in 1987. She was also Chairwoman of the Monmouth County Board of Elections.Betty was pre-deceased by her brother, Wayne LeVan. She is...
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Mildred Storer Robbins

February 24, 1918 - May 9, 2015

Mildred (Mollie) Storer Robbins, died peacefully on Saturday, May 09, 2015 in the tender care of Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg. Mollie was born on January 24, 1918 in Essex, England, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Storer. She is predeceased by her parents and elder sister, Mona Storer. Her beloved husband, Leo, to whom she always referred as "My old sweetie,"...
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Bernard Henry Cannon

April 13, 1955 - May 9, 2015

Bernard Cannon, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday, May 9 at the age of 60. He was born April 13, 1955 in New York, NY, to the late Bernard and Theresa Cannon; he is also predeceased by his brother, Kevingerarrd Cannon.He is survived by his son, Bernard Cannon; daughters, Aine Cannon, Ashley Cannon, Kate Cannon; two grandchildren; as well as a host of family and friends.A viewing will take...
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Carroll Richard Johnson

March 16, 1944 - May 8, 2015


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Philip Lee Young

January 27, 1933 - May 8, 2015

Philip Lee Young Jr. died peacefully on May 8, 2015 at the age of 82, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's. In addition to a successful career as a chemical engineer with Union Carbide, Phil pursued many avocations: collecting antiques, clocks and watches, sailboat racing and tennis, computers, photography, gardening, bird watching, and travel. His abiding love of music and the...
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Ruth Dobbins Crane

September 8, 1927 - May 6, 2015


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Cacilie Mendez

August 17, 1927 - May 5, 2015


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James M. Richmond

March 24, 1948 - May 5, 2015

James M. Richmond, of Lanexa, VA passed away on May 5, 2015. He was preceded in death by his father, Tom Richmond and mother, Stella Richmond.He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Crystal Aquilar (Jamie), Maria Richmond; grandchildren, Bryan and Cody; and Sister; Dee Wilson (Joe).James was an Auto Body Technician with Chevrolet. He was an avid Decoy Carver, winning World Championships...
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Linda Utley Mulligan

October 19, 1962 - May 5, 2015

Linda Utley Mulligan, age 52, of Toano, VA, passed away on May 5, 2015.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert C. Mulligan.Linda graduated from Virginia Tech in 1984 and marched with the Marching Virginias. She worked for the Department of Social Services as a Policy Program Consultant. Linda was a member of Walnut Hills Baptist Church where she enjoyed being in the choir. She also...
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Jean G. Hendrix

May 23, 1918 - May 4, 2015

Jean Garner Hendrix, age 96, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on May 4, 2015. She was born in Keo, Arkansas on May 23, 1918, to Lizzie Smith Garner and George Garner.She lived most of her life in Little Rock, Arkansas and moved to Williamsburg in 2002 to be near her son and his family. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Little Rock, for over 50 years and was a dedicated Sunday school...
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Henry Jones Pierce

May 17, 1948 - May 3, 2015

Henry Jones Pierce, Jr., ever called by his nickname, Tucker, passed away May 3, 2015. He is survived by Jane, his wife of 32 years, daughter Hilary (24), and son Robert (20); his mother, Margaret (Peggy) Pierce of Charlotte, North Carolina; sister Margaret Pierce of Ashville, NC; sister Mary Sommers Pierce of Washington, DC, now working in Afghanistan; and brother Samuel Pierce of Sebastopol,...
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Oliver Marshall Kendrick

March 16, 1935 - May 3, 2015

Oliver Marshall Kendrick, age 80, born March 16, 1935, of Williamsburg, VA, died on May 3, 2015 from complications of spinal strokes.Born in Hartford, CT; Oliver lived in East Hartford, CT for 61 years.He was employed for 20 years at the former Newington Children's Hospital and 20 years at United Technologies Research Center and then worked at various businesses as a security guard and an EMT.In...
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Sebastian Joseph Brusca

September 9, 1923 - May 2, 2015


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James Lee Brown

September 21, 1929 - April 30, 2015

James Lee Brown, aged 85, of Williamsburg, passed away on April 30, 2015. He was born in Homestead, FL, on September 21, 1929, to the late Harvey Lee Brown and Vassie Mae Dunlap Brown. Jim, an accomplished athlete, graduated from Homestead High School before attending the University of Alabama. After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1949, he began a 37 year career with Florida Power and...
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Agnes Cecelia Moffett Amtower

April 21, 1921 - April 30, 2015

On April 30, 2015, Agnes Amtower (age 94) passed away in Williamsburg, VA. She was born in Fall River, MA, on April 21, 1921. Her parents were the late Edward L. Moffett and Bridget Martin Moffett. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Portsmouth, RI. Agnes spent her early years in Portsmouth, attending St. Anthony Parish Church, enjoying going to the beach in the summer and ice skating...
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Robert Curtis Leslie Captain, USN

April 2, 1937 - April 30, 2015

Of Williamsburg, VA formerly of Fairfax, VA, National War College, Commanding Officer Patrol Squadron 56, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V" and Star, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry...
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Belva Darlene Smith

August 6, 1936 - April 29, 2015

Belva "Darlene" Smith, age 78 of Williamsburg, VA passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. She was born on August 6, 1936 in Liberal, Missouri.A memorial service to celebrate Darlene's life will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 2:00pm, at Tsena Commocko Baptist Church, 2401 Tsena Rd., Providence Forge, VA 23140. Burial will be held at a later date in Kansas. Online condolences may be...
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Robert Nicholas Francavilla

November 12, 1924 - April 25, 2015


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Mary Elizabeth Radoye

February 19, 1932 - April 24, 2015

Mary E. Radoye age 83, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, April 24, 2015. A local resident for the past 30 years, Mary was an award winning, tournament Bridge player and an active member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Mary was involved in United Methodist Women and a member of the Olive Casey Circle. She served as Chairman of her Circle and was UMW...
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Betty Jo Blair Aardappel

July 3, 1942 - April 24, 2015


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Frank Jerome Miller

November 28, 1920 - April 23, 2015


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Thomas Jerry Millirons

April 29, 1964 - April 22, 2015


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Norman S. Depew

March 17, 1932 - April 22, 2015

Norman S. Depew, age 83, of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday April 22, 2015. Norman was born on March 17, 1932 to the late Daniel and Lillian Depew, in Zion, Illinois. He spent his childhood growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In later years he resided in Columbus, Ohio, Lynchburg and Williamsburg, Virginia, and Naples, Florida. Norman graduated from Western Michigan University; was a...
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Suman Bala

July 10, 1932 - April 22, 2015


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Edith F. Gordon

February 4, 1948 - April 20, 2015

Edith Faye Gordon, age 67, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on April 20, 2015.She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Gordon; Archie Carlyle, her first husband; her mother, Bertie A. Flowers; her father, William A. Barnes; her step-father, George T. Flowers, Sr.; and her brother, George T. Flowers, Jr.Edith was a homemaker, who enjoyed crocheting, gardening, ceramics and cross...
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Rosellen Hoffman Via

September 9, 1921 - April 20, 2015

Rosellen Hoffman Via, age 93, was called home on Monday, April 20, 2015. She was the daughter of Rose Harman and Allan R. Hoffman, and loving wife of G. Guy Via, Jr. for 62 years until his death in 2006. She is survived by her son, Gilbert Guy Via, III and his wife, Donna of Williamsburg, a grandson Guy Via, IV of Newport News, and by Jamie and John Radtke, their children Abigail, Sarah, and...
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Marian Ruddel Hoyle

April 23, 1942 - April 20, 2015

Marian Ruddel Hoyle, age 72, of Williamsburg, VA, died on April 20, 2015, ultimately succumbing at the end of a courageous and gracious battle with Alzheimer's disease.Marian was born in Washington, D.C. in 1942 to Frieda Grebel Ruddel and Soloman Ruddel and grew up in Arlington, VA. She attended the College of William and Mary where she majored in mathematics. Following her graduation and...
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Helena Kekesi

November 11, 1936 - April 19, 2015


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George Washington Patterson

February 18, 1944 - April 17, 2015


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Linda J. Dickinson Phegley

May 9, 1952 - April 17, 2015

Linda Dickinson Phegley, age 62, of Williamsburg, VA, was called home by her heavenly Father to be with her mother, father and brother on April 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martina and Kenneth W. and her brother, Kenneth L.She worked as a financial manager for the Williamsburg Pottery and Linda enjoyed knitting. She is survived by her son, Jeremy; sister, Dorothy; brother...
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William Henry Kinard

August 14, 1932 - April 15, 2015


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Jon P. Spinnanger

February 27, 1943 - April 14, 2015

Jon P. Spinnanger, age 72, of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Pompton Lakes, NJ, passed away on April 14, 2015.Jon was employed with Verizon, NJ for more than 30 years and also served as mayor of Pompton Lakes, NJ for 8 years. He was a 40+ year Lion's Club member, most recently the James City Club. Jon was also a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church.He is survived by his wife of 49 years,...
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Mark Antony Hartman

May 5, 1973 - April 10, 2015

Mark Antony Hartman, 41, of Williamsburg, passed away on April 10, 2015, following an eight and a half year battle with leukemia. He was at home, surrounded by the company of his loving family.Mark was born May 5, 1973 to Roger C. and Chung Ye Hartman in Sioux Falls, SD. He grew up in Canistota, SD, where he attended grade school. In 1987, his family relocated to Madison, SD, and he graduated...
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Marianne Dorothy Kelly

January 10, 1930 - April 10, 2015

After a long bout with lung cancer, Marianne Trotter Kelly passed on April 10, in her home, with her family by her side.Marianne was born January 10, 1930, the only daughter of the late Helen and Charles Hildreth Trotter of Miami, Florida. After graduating from St. Theresa High School, Coral Gables, Florida, she worked for Eastern Airlines until 1954, when she met and married Joseph Henry Kelly,...
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Patsy Florence Brown-Snipes

September 3, 1928 - April 8, 2015

Patsy "Pat" Florence Brown-SnipesAge 86, of Williamsburg, passed away following a short illness, on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Pat is the beloved Wife of COL (Ret) Norman Brown and David Snipes; loving Mother of Sherry (David) Cooke; Grandmother of Stephen (Melanie) Cooke and Kelly Cooke; and Great-Grandmother Allyson Cooke. Pat was adored and loved by all who had the fortune of knowing her, and...
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Richard George Martin

September 10, 1958 - April 7, 2015

Richard George Martin, age 56, of Williamsburg, VA, went to be with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 7, 2015.He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Judith Martin; his grandmother, Louise Carpenter; and his grandfather, Kenneth Pryor.Richard was a Nascar and Chicago Bears fan, who enjoyed fishing, gardening and his love for his animals and special buddy, Princess.He is...
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Michael James Willard

July 23, 1955 - April 5, 2015

Michael James Willard, born on July 23, 1955, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on April 5, 2015 at the age of 59.He was preceded in death by his father, James V. Willard.Michael loved the sport of swimming. After trying his hand as a "meet dad," he decided he was better off working on the deck instead. He started his deck career as a stroke and turn judge in Maryland, eventually earning the...
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Marilyn Sorensen Stritter

June 23, 1932 - April 5, 2015


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Robert Williams Hefner

May 8, 1936 - April 4, 2015

Robert Williams Hefner, 1936-2015, died April 4, 2015 at his home in Williamsburg, VA, after a prolonged struggle with kidney failure and heart disease. Affectionately known as Bob, he was born and raised in Williamson, WV and graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in accounting. He served in the U.S. Army, 1958-1960, and earned a Graduate Degree from the Rutgers School of...
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Carroll Keaton Harlow

May 30, 1919 - April 4, 2015

Carroll K. Harlow, Sr., age 95 of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on April 4, 2015. He was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Kathryn P. Harlow. He served in the U.S. Army, decorated WWII veteran. Carroll is survived by one son, Carroll K. Harlow, Jr., (Mike) of Urbanna, VA; two sisters, Rosa H. Dickson of Richmond, VA, and Betty H. Keller of Memphis, TN; and many nieces and nephews from all...
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Norma Jean Mulherin

August 2, 1931 - April 3, 2015

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Norma Jean McCain Mulherin to her heavenly home on Good Friday, April 3, 2015. She passed away at home while in the care of her husband of 57 years, Paul K. Mulherin and her extended family. She was the mother of five sons, Paul Jr., Matthew, Daniel, Stephen, and David; the grandmother of twelve; and the great grandmother of two boys. She...
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Hazel Burkhart Tussey

January 24, 1927 - April 2, 2015


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Joyce Ann Morris

November 9, 1946 - April 2, 2015

Joyce Ann Morris (nee Harrell) was born November 9, 1946 at MCV to Calvin and Edna Harrell. She passed away on April 2, 2015. Joyce graduated from Stony Creek High School in 1965. In 1967, she received an Associate's of Arts from Bluefield College, where she made many lifelong friends. In 1968, she married William H. Morris (also known as Bill or Billy). In 1969, they both received Bachelor&...
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Margaret Ames Meyers

October 7, 1921 - March 31, 2015

Margaret Ames Meyers, 93, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2015. She was a native of Belle Haven, VA, spending her earliest years there and then in Newport News, VA, where she met the true love of her life, her husband-to-be, Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate, Earl I. Meyers of Brookline, MA.The number of blessings bestowed on all those around both of them over the years cannot be...
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Doris Benson Wildenberger

June 17, 1926 - March 27, 2015

On Friday, March 27, 2015, Doris Benson Wildenberger was taken to be with her Lord. Doris was the beloved wife of Bruce Wildenberger of Norge, the loving mother of Pamela Wildenberger of Toano, and Paul Wildenberger and his wife Rebecca of Williamsburg, the cherished grandmother of Conner and Elaina Wildenberger of Williamsburg.She is preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Pernille Benson,...
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JoAnn Leora Sunell

December 25, 1933 - March 27, 2015

JoAnn Sunell was born in Astoria, Oregon on December 25, 1933. JoAnn passed away March 27, 2015. She was the only child of the late Hortense and Eric Toikka, and beloved granddaughter of Mildred Jane Stacy, all of Astoria, Oregon. JoAnn is survived by her husband of 63 years, Major General Robert J. Sunell, US Army Retired, and their three children: Perry Jo Peterson and her husband, Art...
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Abcm Michael K. Martin

August 29, 1945 - March 27, 2015

ABCM (Retired) Michael K. Martin, age 69, a resident of Williamsburg, Virginia (previously Virginia Beach, VA) passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on March 27, 2015 after battling cancer for the past year. Michael retired from the United States Navy in November 1991 after having served 29 honorable years. He entered the civilian sector and worked for 17 years for...
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Liz Joan Lease

August 10, 1946 - March 27, 2015

Elizabeth Joan Lease, known as Liz, was born August 10, 1946 in Elmira, NY. After a year-long courageous and stoic battle with appendiceal cancer and related complications, Liz succumbed peacefully at home in Williamsburg, VA on March 27, 2015. She was surrounded by her loving husband and daughters.Liz was predeceased by her parents, Rosemond and Arthur Sykes.She is survived by her husband of...
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William August Best

August 17, 1920 - March 26, 2015

William August "Bill" Best, Captain USMCR Retired, age 94, died on Thursday, March 26 at his residence at The Landing in Williamsburg, VA. He died peacefully in his sleep after declining health.He was born August 17, 1920 in Westfield, NJ. to Frederick and Alice Lundelius Best. There he grew up on Brightwood Avenue with his sister, Marion, and brothers Fred and Dick. His family also spent...
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Lawrence Charles Magnant

April 8, 1949 - March 24, 2015

We lost a friend in Larry Magnant when he passed away on Tuesday the 24th of March of complications following surgery for a sudden brain hemorrhage. Larry was born on April 8, 1949 in Summit New Jersey and was raised in Darien, CT. He graduated Darien High School (class of '67) and Lafayette College (class of '71). A devoted husband, father and friend, Larry took great joy in golf, travel...
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Martha Nesbitt Moriarty

May 2, 1946 - March 23, 2015

Martha N. Moriarty, 68, passed away peacefully at her home in Williamsburg on March 23 with family at her side. She was the daughter of Richard and Margaret Nesbitt. She graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with a degree in marketing and was a buyer for Bloomingdale's before having children and devoting full time to her family. In 1973, she and her husband, Peter Moriarty, settled in Short...
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Virginia Partrea Bateman

September 9, 1920 - March 22, 2015


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Catherine Louise Hickman

December 5, 1939 - March 20, 2015

Catherine Louise Hickman, of Williamsburg, passed away on March 20, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.She is survived by her son, Tommy Hickman (Tina); daughters, Sheila Gray (Louis), Mary Argabright (Brian); grandchildren, Lauren, Michael, Dustin, Lindsay; and great-grandchildren, Hunter and Kaelynn.Visitation will be Tuesday, March 24 from 6PM-8PM at Nelsen Funeral Home,...
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Marshall Dean Blackburn

July 17, 1931 - March 19, 2015


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Maxie Anderson Lingerfelt

March 17, 1935 - March 17, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG - Maxie Anderson Lingerfelt was born into this world March 17, 1935 in Gastonia, North Carolina to Ethel & Albert Lingerfelt. He lived a full 80 years on this earth and on March 17, 2015, he was welcomed into Heaven with open arms by his parents and his beloved grandparents Alice & John Lingerfelt. There also to greet him was his sister Jo Ann Sanders, and three brothers Doug...
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Virginia P. Vines

April 21, 1928 - March 16, 2015

Virginia P. Vines, age 86, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on March 16, 2015.She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Thomas Vines.Virginia worked for Colonial Williamsburg Lodge as a pantry cook, where she retired after 30 years of service. She was an active member of Parish Hill Baptist Church, until her health failed later in life. She enjoyed shopping, decorating, cooking, as well...
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Thomas James O'Brien

September 15, 1942 - March 16, 2015

Thomas James O'Brien, a native of Chicago, IL, and resident of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on March 16, 2015.His career spanned 28 years, retiring as Senior Vice President of Publishing Operations at Dun and Bradstreet Corp./The Reuben H. Donnelley Corp.Thomas will be missed by all who knew him and loved dearly by his family.He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn; his son, John O'Brien...
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Mildred R. Loring

March 28, 1924 - March 15, 2015

Mildred "Mimi" Loring, a longtime resident of Williamsburg, passed away on March 15, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Murray Loring, her brother, Alvin Rogers and her sister, Rita Becker.Mimi had been a beloved teacher for many years in the James City County School System. A founding member of Temple Beth El of Williamsburg, she served as president of the Sisterhood...
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Evelyn Winbauer Enroughty

December 10, 1921 - March 14, 2015

ENROUGHTY, Evelyn W., age 93, of Richmond, peacefully passed away on March 14, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Charles Eugene Enroughty Sr.; loving mother of Charles Jr. (Linda); cherished sister of Josephine Knight and Gertrude Gentry; brother, Joseph E. Winbauer; caring cousin of Mary Elizabeth Meeham, many other cousins; and special friends, Kathy Butner and Peggy Kasinger. A graveside service...
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Robert Trent Winfree

January 3, 1924 - March 14, 2015

Robert Trent Winfree, Jr., 91, a retired Army colonel, died March 14, 2015, at the Greenfield Senior Living Residence in Williamsburg, Virginia. The cause of death was complications due to a stroke. Born in Daytona Beach, Florida, on January 3, 1924, to Robert Trent and Katherine Whitlow Winfree, Col. Winfree spent his formative years in Lexington, Kentucky. He attended the University of Kentucky...
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Charles Wendell Emig

January 2, 1933 - March 12, 2015


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Mark W. Orton

August 10, 1954 - March 11, 2015

Mark W. Orton, age 60, passed away at home with his family after a five year battle with lung cancer. Mark was born on August 10, 1954 in Saratoga Springs, NY. He was preceded in death by his mother, Regina (Sesselman) Orton and his father, Wesley J. Orton. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 39 years, Kathy; son, Mark Jr. and wife, Stacy, of OK; son, Jason and wife Sara of VA; and...
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Robert Henry Newsome

August 20, 1933 - March 10, 2015

Robert Henry "Bobby" Newsome of Williamsburg, VA was born on August 20, 1933 in Emporia, VA. He was one of eleven siblings born to the late Salem I. and Lucy W. Newsome. Bobby passed onto his eternal home on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Sentara Williamsburg Medical Center.He is survived by his son, Robert H. Newsome, Jr. and wife, Joy of Alabama; brothers, Richard (Starla), John (Edith), Donald...
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Viola Rosemarie Luciano

July 9, 1939 - March 9, 2015


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Kathryn Ann Young

June 18, 1942 - March 9, 2015

Kathryn Ann Young, age 72, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on March 9, 2015.She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Lundby.Kathryn was a graduate of Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. She worked as a teacher in Mound, MN and in Virginia Beach, VA for 5 years and then became a devoted homemaker after the birth of her two daughters, Kristin and Kari. She was an active member of...
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Frank Rand Boatwright

May 27, 1947 - March 7, 2015

Frank Rand "Randy" Boatwright, Jr., passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Randy was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 27, 1947, to Frank R. Boatwright, Sr. and Daisy Arline Mosely Boatwright. He was educated in the school systems of South Carolina, Kansas, Hawaii, and Virginia. He graduated from James Blair High School in Williamsburg, in 1964. Randy was preceded in death by his...
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Richard Randolph Newberg

June 3, 1926 - March 6, 2015

Richard Randolph Newberg passed away peacefully on March 3, 2015 in Williamsburg, VA. He was born June 3, 1926 at Saint James, MN to parents Edgar and Emma (Somers) Newberg. He was baptized and confirmed at East Sveadahl Lutheran Church.Richard was united in marriage to Barbara Helen Copeland on February 10, 1951 in Minneapolis, MN.Richard served as an Electronics Technician in the Navy during...
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Moira O. Vacekonis

February 12, 1934 - March 5, 2015

Moira "Molly" Vacekonis, age 81, of Williamsburg, VA passed away on March 5 2015.She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald (Jerry) Vacekonis; her mother and father; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; and 1 grandson, Ross.Molly formerly worked for the Scotland House and was a member of the Dixie Dames Red Hat Ladies. She also loved to spend time with family and friends, laughing and sharing stories...
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Regina Lupica Passarella

November 14, 1936 - March 5, 2015

Regina Lupica Passarella, 78, died peacefully at home on March 5, 2015, after a long and courageous struggle with vasculitis and other chronic illnesses.Born in New York and raised in Washington, DC, Regina earned a BS degree in Chemistry from Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross. Employed as a research chemist, she treated terminally ill patients at the National Institutes of Health. She met...
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Virginia Riggs Berno

December 5, 1959 - March 4, 2015

Virginia "Vee" Riggs Berno, 55, of Williamsburg passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on March 4, 2015. Vee was a lively, devoted and caring wife, mother, stepmother, sister and friend. She lived her life with a deep faith and concern for others. Vee was born at Fort Knox, Kentucky into a family with a long tradition of U.S. Army service and spent a portion of her childhood in Germany...
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George Wallace Grayson

July 23, 1938 - March 4, 2015

George W. Grayson, 76, a longtime representative of the Historic Triangle in the House of Delegates and a retired College of William & Mary professor, passed away on March 4, 2015.Dr. Grayson was the Class of 1938 Professor of Government Emeritus at the College of William & Mary, and had made more than 200 research trips to Latin America. In addition, he was a senior associate at the...
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Rita Gauvin Levitre

September 1, 1922 - March 3, 2015

Rita Gauvin Levitre, 92, died peacefully at home on March 3, 2015 in Williamsburg,Va.Born September 1, 1922 in Fall River, MA, she married William Levitre in 1949 and moved to Florence SC in 1955 where she remained for nearly 60 years. In September of 2012, she moved to Williamsburg to live with her daughter and son-in-law.She is survived by her brother, Paul (Dorothy) Gauvin of Hyannis, MA, and...
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Robert Owen Williams

November 6, 1927 - March 3, 2015

Robert Owen Williams, died March 3, 2015, in Williamsburg, Va. Dr. Williams was born November 6, 1927. He grew up in Arlington, Va., graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Medical College of Virginia and practiced medicine for many years in Richmond. He cherished memories of flying and time spent at his farm in Beaverdam. He derived great pleasure from his patients, colleagues and...
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Daniele Bourderau

June 24, 1938 - March 2, 2015

Daniele Bourderau passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the age of 76. She is survived by her daughter Sandra, her son Loic, her granddaughters Thea and Elitys. 36 years ago, Daniele "fell in love" with Williamsburg, decided to stay and founded the restaurant Le Yaca. Daniele was passionated about cuisine of the world but her specialty was, of course, French cuisine. Most of all,...
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Katharine Ann Ruszkowski

September 24, 1916 - March 2, 2015

Katharine Anne Ruszkowski of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on March 2, 2015 at the age of 98 after a brief illness. She was born on September 24, 1916 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her parents Jan and Marianna (Mroczek) Urbanik had emigrated from Poland a few years earlier.She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 66 years, Leon, her sister Agnes, her brothers, John and Joseph, and her...
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Leiba Rodman

June 9, 1949 - March 2, 2015


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David Lee Riggleman

October 17, 1940 - March 2, 2015

David Lee Riggleman, age 74, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on March 2, 2015.He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Irene Riggleman. David was a self-employed lifelong mechanic. He also worked for Henry S. Branscome, Inc. and in Mobile Estates over the years.He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Hilda F. Riggleman; one daughter, Jennifer "Jenny" Deal and her husband, Daniel;...
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Paul Gustaf Obraczka

July 27, 1958 - March 2, 2015

Paul Gustaf Obraczka, age 56, of Williamsburg VA, passed away on March 2, 2015.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rudolph and Sofie Bauer and Arthur and Maria Obraczka.Paul graduated from Denbigh High School and worked as a self-employed auto mechanic. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed various gun clubs and gun shows. Paul was also...
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William P. Chisholm

August 18, 1940 - March 1, 2015

William "Chip" Chisholm, age 74, passed away Sunday, 1 March 2015 at his home with family after a courageous year long bout with pancreatic cancer. Chip was born on 18 August 1940 in Sharon, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vivian Peters and his father, George L. Chisholm. Cherishing his memory are his wife of 54 years, Valerie, son Steve (Janice), daughter Debbie ...
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Brian Lamont Penny,

May 12, 1973 - February 25, 2015

On February 25, 2015, Brian Lamont Penny, Sr. left his earthly body and gained a Heavenly one. He was 41 years old.Brian was a life-long resident of Williamsburg. He graduated from Lafayette High School in 1992. He was a long-time employee of Wendy's International and then Wen Gap. He was a hard worker and loved his family and friends to the fullest. His humor and wit was one of a kind...
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Anne Jackson Morledge

November 6, 1928 - February 24, 2015

Anne Jackson Morledge died February 24, 2015. She was born on Election Day, November 6, 1928, in South Richmond, Virginia, a descendant of colonists dating back to 1610 at Jamestown Island, being the daughter of Gustavus Vasa Jackson and Susie Pearl Southard. Her family moved to Midlothian in 1929, and in 1935 relocated to Highland Park, Richmond. Mrs. Morledge enjoyed Girl Scouts and riding...
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Donna Marie Fitzsimmons

November 5, 1959 - February 24, 2015

Donna M. Fitzsimmons (Shuler), age 55, of James City County, passed away on February 24, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Fitzsimmons; mother, Gloria G. Shuler; and her brother, Kevin Edward Shuler.Donna served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from Sperry Marine. She enjoyed bird watching, fishing and reading.Donna is survived by her son, Daniel S. Fitzsimmons; her father,...
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Hans Paul Geyer

July 26, 1926 - February 23, 2015

Hans Geyer, 88, passed away on Monday, February 23 in Williamsburg, VA. Hans had many interests and hobbies, particularly gardening, woodworking and cooking. His specialty was making German sausage from a traditional recipe. It became the signature food at family picnics and dinners for decades. For this he has received the title of Bratwurstmeister. Hans's talents in the garden extended to his...
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Diane Susan Mule'

August 19, 1946 - February 23, 2015

Diane S. Mule', 68, of Williamsburg, VA passed away at the Williamsburg Hospice House and Support Care surrounded by family on February 23, 2015. Diane was born August 19, 1946 in Staten Island, NY where she worked as a hairdresser and school aide. After moving to Virginia, Diane worked first as a school aide for JCC schools, then as a sales associate for West Point Pepperell and later, JC Penney...
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James Earl Ross

June 27, 1940 - February 21, 2015

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.
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Un Sun Kil

February 20, 1938 - February 21, 2015


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Eileen Frances Przybysz

March 26, 1945 - February 21, 2015

Eileen Frances Przybysz, of Williamsburg formerly of St. Petersburg, FL, passed away on February 21, 2015. Prior to being a Civilian Investigator for the St. Petersburg Police Department in Florida, Eileen served in the US Navy for a brief time. She enjoyed the scenic views of the Skyline Highway and Colonial Parkway. Eileen was also an avid reader who enjoyed travels with her husband.Eileen is...
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Edna Ruth Collins

August 14, 1923 - February 19, 2015


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Shirley Deabler Chalker

May 19, 1929 - February 17, 2015

Shirley Deabler Chalker passed away peacefully on February 17, 2015 at the age of 85. She was born on May 19, 1929 in Centralia, Illinois, where she grew up. She became an R.N. and worked at Missouri Southern Baptist Hospital. She lived several places in her lifetime, including Florida, Pennsylvania, and New York. She settled in Pinehurst, North Carolina for many years before moving to be near...
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Raymond Richard Tracer

January 10, 1952 - February 16, 2015

Raymond Richard Tracer (Dicky), age 63, of Toano, VA, passed away on February 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Jessup and Juanita Akers Jessup. He was a loving husband, brother and uncle, and enjoyed being with family and friends.Dicky retired from Camp Peary as a garage foreman and was a graduate of Hampton High. He was a member of Laf-A-Lot Rod and Gun Club.Before...
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Stanley Grey Hash

August 25, 1943 - February 14, 2015

Stanley G. Hash, 71, retired LTC, author, professor, and doctor of international studies, died February 14, 2015 at the Medical Center at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.He died from a combination of type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver.Born in Washington D.C. on August 25, 1943, Stanley spent his formative years in Maryland as well as Japan, Venezuela, and...
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