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December 1, 1946 - May 27, 2023
Mr. Roger Woodford of Hazel Green went to be with the Lord on Saturday. He was 76. Mr. Woodford had served in the United States Army and had been employed in the insurance industry.
Roger was simple-hearted, honest and selfless. He didn’t need much and never asked for anything. He only wanted to help others. Everyone knew they could call him and he would do anything for them. Not only would he help, he would make sure to crack a few jokes to make you smile. He loved everything from classic cars, beautiful beaches, a cold Coors Light and Hokies football. Most important to him and what he loved most were his friends and family including, and most importantly, his wife Shirley.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira & Laura Roop Woodford.
Surviving family members include his wife, Shirley Patrick; His son and daughter-in-law, Ryan & Katie Woodford; His step-son and daughter-in-law, Steve & Pam McLendon; His step-son, Darren McLendon; His step-son, Shane Patrick; His step-daughter, Stephanie Scarborough; His granddaughter, Carson Woodford; His grandson, Cameron Woodford; His granddaughter, Emma Woodford; His step-grandson, Liam Johnson; His step-granddaughter Zoey Johnson. His dear long-term friend, Hugh Roach, and his dear friend Jim Cieslak and his wife, Susan.
The family will have private services to celebrate Mr. Woodford's life. Burial will follow and will be in Charity Cemetery.
Ralph Bennett Gowen, 75, of Richmond, Virginia, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2023.
He will always hold a special place in the hearts of his family and friends. Those who knew and loved him will fondly remember him for his kind and thoughtful nature, his quiet humor, the strength of his character, and his love for children, animals, and sports, especially soccer.
Memorial services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations to honor his memory may be made to the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA).
Published by Affinity Funeral Service - Richmond Chapel on Apr. 24, 2023.
Judy GLASER Markowitz's husband
MARKOWITZ, Dr. Sheldon Michael, Our hearts are broken. Dr. Sheldon Michael Markowitz passed from our lives on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Beth Sholom Home. He was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, physician, academic, administrator, soldier and friend.
Sheldon attended the University of Richmond where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. All of his medical and microbiology training took place at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), now Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center.
After two years of residency in internal medicine at MCV, he spent another two years at Fort Riley, Kansas (Home of the "Big Red One"), where he earned the rank of major before returning to MCV. While at MCV, he completed his infectious diseases fellowship and was awarded a Master of Science in microbiology. Sheldon was appointed assistant professor of medicine in 1976 and worked his way through the ranks both at MCV and McGuire Veterans Hospital, to become a Professor, the Chief of Infectious Diseases, and the Chief of Medicine. For the final seven years of his career at McGuire Veterans Hospital, he served as the Chief of Staff. In 2006, he became Professor Emeritus. Sheldon published numerous articles and chapters in medical journals and was a member of many professional and honorary organizations. Throughout his career, he received awards of appreciation for his dedication to his profession.
He adored his friends dearly and his pride and joy was his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Evelyn Snyder Markowitz and David Markowitz. He is survived by his wife of almost 55 years, Judith Glaser Markowitz; his children, Juliet K. Markowitz (Mark Levin), Scott A. Markowitz (Ayturk) and Erin L. Beatson (Aaron); his precious grandchildren, Emma Johnson and Austin Levin, Ada and Kaya Markowitz and Lily and Maddy Beatson; his brothers, Steve (Pat) Markowitz and Dr. Michael (Alison Graves) Markowitz; and his adorable nieces, nephews and the "greats".
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Bliley's on 3801 Augusta Avenue and will be followed by a graveside ceremony at Beth Ahabah's Hebrew Cemetery at 4th and Hospital Streets. Sheldon's memory may be honored by a contribution to Bon Secours Hospice, Beth Sholom Home, Congregation Beth Ahabah or any veterans organization.
Kathy MAPP Waugaman
Katheryn Mapp Waugaman
Aug 05 1947 - Mar 23 2023
Celebration of Life
COULTER, Robert H. "Bobby" III, of Chesterfield, Va., passed away February 9, 2023, peacefully at Henrico Doctors' Hospital.
He was born in Richmond, Va. Bobby is survived by his brother, Joel Coulter (Susan) of Manassas, Va. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert H. Coulter Jr. and Mary Coulter.
A Celebration of Life will be held for friends and family. Announcements and guestbook are available at affinityfuneralservices.com.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Feb. 26, 2023.
Arthur Middleton Cannon II
December 12, 1946 - May 16, 2022
Arthur Middleton Cannon died peacefully on May 16, 2022, in Boca Raton, FL, at the age of 75. He was a loving and beloved father and grandfather.
Arthur was born in Richmond, VA, to Edmund Cannon and Roberta Cannon (Winfrey). He moved to Boca Raton in 1974.
Arthur is predeceased by his sister Henrietta "Penny" Hodge and is survived by daughter Courtney Cannon, granddaughter Kaitlyn Palmer and grandson Jackson Palmer, and son Andrew Cannon.
Arthur was a gregarious man, getting to know and befriending those from all walks of life. He enjoyed anything social - from sporting events, concerts, and business meetings to charitable events. Next to his family and friends, Arthur loved the beach - especially near Red Reef Park in Boca Raton.
Service and celebration to be held locally at a date to be determined, followed by his interment at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA, in December.
Memorial donations may be made in Arthurs's name to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Boca Raton.
Published by Sun-Sentinel on May 20, 2022.
JORDAN, Sally Pitts, 75, passed away peacefully with family by her side on January 2, 2023. She was born in Richmond to the late Russell W. Jordan Jr. and Dorothy Pitts Jordan. Sally graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at UNC Greensboro and received her graduate degree in medical technology from VCU. She was a lifelong member of Centenary United Methodist Church.
Sally spent her entire 40-year distinguished career at the microbiology lab at St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond. She approached life independently with determination and grit. "When Life gives you lemons, make Lemonade," and as her good friend Joan says, "Sally makes great Lemonade!" Sally loved her friends and family dearly. She was an avid baker who enjoyed preparing treats for others, and she never missed sending a birthday card out to those she knew. Sally also had a special place in her heart for wildlife, with a daily priority to feed the birds. She spent many hours online viewing her critter cams.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Barbara McGovern and Judy Jordan; and her brother, Russ Jordan. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Andrea Jordan; two nephews, Rusty Jordan of Richmond, Va. and Tom Jordan of Boulder, Colo.; two nieces, Ann Rowell of Little Rock, Ark. and Peggy Davidson of Marietta, Ga.; and many great-nieces and nephews. One of her loves was her 17-year-old cat, Grace Kelly.
Several dear friends helped Sally through her life journey including, Dr. Joan Shumaker, Debbie Bare, Ree Ellis and Chris Greene. The family would like to thank the staff at Bon Secours Emergency Center, Short Pump, for their kind and compassionate care for Sally during her final hours.
A funeral service will be held at Centenary UMC, in Richmond on Monday, January 9 at 11 a.m., with interment to follow in Scottsville Baptist Church, Scottsville, Va. at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Sally's memory may be made to Centenary UMC, 411 E. Grace St., Richmond, Va. 23219 or The Wildlife Center of Virginia, P.O. Box 1557, Waynesboro, Va. 22980.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Jan. 6, 2023.
WHEELER, Steven Steven Earl Wheeler, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on November 30, 2022, at 75 years of age in his home on Spring Island, South Carolina. To the end, Steve captained his own ship, tacking into headwinds and cross currents and defying the odds. He will be remembered for his personal drive and quick wit, love for his family, friends and country, and most of all, as a relentless learner with a vast mastery of topics broad and deep. Steve was born February 8, 1947, in Lafayette, Indiana, to June Bertolet Wheeler and Floyd Earl Wheeler, and was raised in Richmond, Virginia, the eldest of four children. He received a BS in Engineering Science from University of Virginia in 1969, a master's degree in Nuclear Engineering from University of Michigan in 1970, and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1972. Following business school, Steve joined Morgan Stanley as an investment banker. It was there that he developed a keen interest in real estate investment and financing that propelled his 50-year career during which he served as Managing Director and co-head of all real estate activities for Morgan Stanley; CEO of First Winthrop Corporation, a national real estate syndication firm; Executive Vice President of the Bank of New England Corporation; CEO of Copley Properties, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust; and Chairman and CEO of John Hancock Realty. He was also a principal of Hall Properties, Inc, a Boston-based real estate development and property management firm and served for many years as a director of HFF, Inc. and Anika Therapeutics, Inc., publicly traded companies in real estate financing and medical devices respectively. Steve is survived by his wife, Sally Wheeler; as well as his former wife, Paulette Kempfer; and their children, Justin, Carter, Garrett, and Brooke; his former wife, Martha Wheeler; and their children, Gates and Cameron; and 11 grandchildren, who were lucky to learn about hard work, the importance of education, and the joys of family on visits with their grandfather in South Carolina. A celebration of Steve's life will be held on Spring Island in February. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Alzheimer's Association (P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090), or the Media Research Center (1900 Campus Commons Drive Suite 600 Reston, Virginia 20191). Anderson Funeral Home
Jo Rita SAVAGE Earl's husband
EARL, Marshall Holmes, Jr., son of Marshall Holmes Earl Sr. and Virginia San (Earl) Peter, was born August 5, 1942 in Ocala, Fl and died July 29, 2022 in Richmond, VA. Marshall graduated from Woodberry Forest School, Summa Cum Laude and obtained the highest standing in his class; attended Princeton University graduating Magna Cum Laude; and earned a JD from Harvard Law School. He was proud of his military service as a First Lieutenant, Asst. Provost Marshall, 503d MP Co., Third Armored Division Europe.
After fulfilling his military obligation, Marshall joined the law firm McGuire Woods in 1969 and became a partner in 1974, focusing his legal practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, business law, corporate governance and corporate finance. Marshall was a brilliant strategist and negotiator. He handled some of the biggest deals in the country and was instrumental in starting the firm's offices in Brussels and Chicago. Marshall was a member of the American Bar Association and Richmond Bar Association, holding committee positions with each.
In his personal life, Marshall was known for his love and appreciation of music, art, and books. His lifelong passion was opera. He traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe, usually focusing his attention on cities and regions centered around opera and museums. He was an early president of The Richmond Friends of Opera, and when that organization came under the umbrella of the Virginia Opera Association, he twice served as president of the Central Virginia Board and was on the Executive Committee. He also served on the Advisory Board of The Richmond Symphony. Marshall was also a voracious reader with a special interest in history. He often spent his free time exploring small, remote bookstores hunting for new discoveries to add to his extensive library.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Rita Savage Earl; his son, Marshall Holmes Earl III; his daughter, Eleanor Taylor Earl Mikkelson; his son-in-law, Joseph Scott Mikkelson; his granddaughters, Ashley Taylor Mikkelson and Emma Katherine Mikkelson; his sister, Amelia Earl Reeves and nephews, John Boswell Reeves and Rabbi Frederick Holmes Reeves.
The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to the LVAD team and Heart Center at VCU/MCV Hospital, to his loving caregivers, Naomy Moreka and Yolanda Daley, and the many others who supported and assisted Marshall over the last several years.
A memorial service will be held at St. James's Episcopal Church, 1205 West Franklin St., at 11:30 a.m. on August 11, 2022. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed on the church's website. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. James's Episcopal Church's music program, Virginia Opera Association or The Richmond Symphony.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Aug. 7, 2022.
Cheryl SPORN Gross's brother
SPORN, Dr. I. Norman, 89, of Richmond, Va., passed away Thursday, June 2, 2022.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia R. Sporn; son, David H. Sporn; and sister, Martele Wasserman.
Norman Sporn died surrounded by his loving family in his home of more than 50 years. He lived his entire life in Richmond and with his wide range of interests and talents, was often referred to as a Renaissance Man by his family and friends. He was a doctor, musician, mathematician, mechanic, tailor, tennis player, computer guru, photographer, traveler and sometimes a prankster. He was a pioneer of dialysis at Richmond Memorial Hospital and was a compassionate caregiver both in his medical practice and to every person who came into his orbit. He valued education above all else, had an inquisitive mind and was always learning, reading, educating and mentoring. He loved classical music and in 1985 was actively involved in settling the musicians' strike against the Richmond Symphony. He was a founding board member of the Virginia Holocaust Museum, a lifelong member of Beth El Synagogue and a frequent correspondent to the Richmond Times-Dispatch regarding local and national issues. Often the first thing he asked people was "did you vote?" His passion in his last years was serving as Program Director of the 5400 Club. In that role, he scoured Book TV, the History Channel and op ed articles regarding local and national issues to find speakers to invite to the 5400 Club meetings. When COVID struck, he was not deterred and organized webinars to continue the speaker series. This allowed him to engage nationally recognized speakers as well as local talent and increased the audience exponentially. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Goldberg; daughters, Ellyn Sporn Butler (Raymond), Karen Sporn Franco (Allan); daughter-in-law, Alisa Wang Sporn (David); sister, Cheryl Sporn Gross (William); eight loving grandchildren, their spouses and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Bliley's - Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Avenue, Richmond, Va., followed by interment in Beth El Cemetery at Forest Lawn. Masks are required and carpooling is encouraged. A livestream of the service can also be found at www.blileys.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Teacher Education Institute at the Virginia Holocaust Museum and the Alzheimer's Association.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Jun. 5, 2022.
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