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Dennis O'Toole - Teacher
1941 – 2023
"You should write your own obituary and then try to figure out how to live up to it."
- Warren Buffett
While we doubt Dennis knew that quote, he intuitively lived up to it. He lived a charmed life.
Born in Monessen, a small steel town in Western Pennsylvania, Dennis was raised by his mother and his grandmother who, along with his younger brother, Terry, encouraged him to do big things. A good athlete growing up, he lettered in both football, volleyball and baseball at Monessen High School where he eventually was named to the Monessen High School Sports Hall of Fame. In his senior year, Dennis was offered and accepted full football scholarship to the College of William and Mary.
While at William & Mary (1958-1961) after being red-shirted his freshman year, Dennis was a four-year starter at Defensive End and was named team captain in his senior year and was named to the Southern Conference All Academic Team. By far the biggest thing to happen for Dennis at William & Mary was in his senior year at a packed game against the University of Virginia at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Dennis intercepted a pass and ran it back 88 yards for a touchdown. A high school senior was in the stands that night, Deborah Shea (Debbie), and they were destined to meet the next fall at William and Mary. They were married the following year.
After college, Dennis and Debbie moved to nearby Richmond Virginia where he had accepted a job teaching Government and Economics at Thomas Jefferson High School (TJ). While at TJ, in addition to teaching, Dennis coached football, tennis and became the first coach of the newly created soccer team (the latter two he had never played before becoming a coach and bought books on each sport to understand the rules). The TJ Tennis team went on to win the State Championship during his time at TJ, and his exposure to tennis as a coach ignited his lifelong love of tennis, which he played competitively (some say obsessively) and watched nearly as competitively, attending, with Debbie, all four "Majors" (Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open and US Open) multiple times. He loved to watch and root for Rafael Nadal.
While at TJ, Dennis was working toward a master's degree in business from Richmond Professional Institute, now Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) . His Economics professor, R. Pierce Lumpkin offered him a position as an Economics instructor on the condition that he would obtain his Ph.D. During that time, he got to know the Dean of the Business School, Dr. J. Curtis Hall who became his mentor, a very important person in his life as well as a dear friend. That friendship lasted until Dr. Hall's death. Dr. Hall offered him a stipend to work toward his Ph.D. on the condition he agree to return to VCU to teach for 2 years upon completion of his degree.
He earned his Ph.D in Economic Education in 1970 from Ohio University and returned to Richmond and VCU, where he would remain for the rest of his 40+ year career as an academic and administrator, eventually retiring in in 2005 and then again in 2016. While Dennis served in several roles at VCU including Associate Dean for External Affairs, executive Director of the Virginia Council on Economic Education and Faculty Advisor to the Executive MBA . His love was teaching, and he would often say that he never worked a day in his life because he loved what he did. We should all be so lucky.
During his long career at VCU, Dennis was active with many areas of the university, but his great passion was for VCU Basketball, where he and Debbie were 40+ year season ticket holders and would often travel to out-of-town tournaments with the team. Dennis was a fan of all of the players, too many great ones to name, but if asked to pick a few of his very favorites Calvin Duncan, Ed Sherod, Eric Maynor, Kendrick Warren and Mo Ali Cox would be near the top.
After retiring from full time teaching, Dennis continued to teach economics at CIMBA, a consortium of American Business schools in northern Italy. While Dennis was busy teaching, Debbie was tour guide for their many visitors and fell in love with Venice, her favorite city. During their semesters in Italy, VCU made its magical run to the Final Four in 2010-2011 VCU Basketball season, and, despite frantic efforts to try to fly home for the games, they were forced to watch VCU's miraculous march to the NCAA Final Four at odd hours of the night on a spotty internet connection and a Slingbox DVR. Their children enjoyed using their parent's tickets to attend VCU's march from Dayton, Ohio, San Antonio and eventually, Houston for the Final Four.
Dennis is survived by his wife Deborah, his brother Terry, his four children, Timothy (58) and his wife Shana, Terrence (56) and his wife Jeannie, Patrick (54) and his wife Melissa and erin (45) and her husband Andy and their six grandchildren Hamilton, Madeleine, Kaleigh, Emily, Ciara and Katherine. Sisters-in law : Nancy O'Toole , Gail Shea, Dorothy Shea and Mira Shea and ten nieces and nephews.
A reception (Irish Wake) for family and friends of Dennis will be held at VCU's Siegel Center's on Sunday October 22nd from 2-5 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Deborah and Dennis O'Toole Scholarship for the VCU Tennis Program. (support.vcu.edu/give#home. Once on that page hit Search, Unit Category = "VCU Athletics" and under fund type "Dennis" and this fund will come up. Another great option that Dennis enthusiastically supported was the World Central Kitchen (donate.wck.org/team/531076).
Arlene White WANDERER Ott
AUGUST 15, 1947 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2023
Arlene White Ott passed away on September 5, 2023 after a brief battle with cancer. Arlene is survived by her children, Isis Wanderer (Scott Melzer) of Huntley, IL; Christopher Ott (Heather) of King, NC; grandchildren Robert, Tyler and Hadden of King, NC; and sister Dale McDermott (Brian Matt) of Riva, MD.
Arlene was born August 15, 1947, in Richmond, VA, to parents Frederick and Ida Wanderer. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then moved to Colorado in her early twenties.
Colorado became home to Arlene who never left the area after settling in Boulder. She built a successful lifelong career in automotive sales, working for several dealerships. Most notably, Arlene enjoyed great success at Stammler Porsche Audi, where she was a top sales performer for Audi, nationwide, year after year.
Arlene had many interests including her great love for dogs, listening to live music at small intimate venues, and taking long drives through Colorado’s beautiful mountains. She was also a favorite resident in her neighborhood, to other daily walkers and their canine pals, as she always took a bag of dog treats on her daily walks, and generously handed treats to every dog she encountered along the way.
Arlene was beloved to her family and her friends. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations in her memory, be made to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (bestfriends.org) to help dogs and cats. A memorial/ celebration of Arlene’s life will be held Saturday, October 14, from 2 to 4 pm at the Gate N’ Green clubhouse on 13405 Main St. in Broomfield, CO. Please contact her daughter, Isis Wanderer, for the code to enter through the community’s gated entrance.
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.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Apr. 28, 2023.
Kathy MAPP Waugaman
Katheryn Mapp Waugaman
Aug 05 1947 - Mar 23 2023
After college, Kathy moved to Virginia Beach where she followed in her mother’s footsteps and began her career in education as an elementary school teacher. This is also where she met her husband, Don, of nearly 20 years.
After the births of Wes and Maggie and several moves, Kathy’s family made Plano, Texas their forever home. During these years, she dedicated much of her life to being an involved and supportive mother to her children. She was a loved and devoted member of the Reformed Church in Plano (RCP) where she formed many lifelong friendships. Later, Kathy returned to elementary education as an ESL teacher in Plano ISD where she remained until her recent retirement.
Kathy had many hobbies; some of her favorites included reading, playing bridge and canasta, and cheering for her Dallas Cowboys. However, she was most passionate about spending quality time with her friends and family. Kathy loved her friends to the core and enjoyed any time she had with them, whether it be sitting around the card table, traveling cross country to visit with lifelong friends, or just catching up over lengthy phone calls. Family meant the world to Kathy. From sitting on the sidelines rooting on her grandchildren, playing games and decorating Christmas cookies, relaxing beachside, to her most recent vacation spent at Rocky Shore in Maine making the most beautiful lasting memories. That is what life was truly all about to Kathy.
Kathy was affectionately known as many names by her loved ones: Kathy, Mom, Grammy and Aunt Kakie.
Kathy is survived by her son, Wes Waugaman and wife, Lindsay of Sunnyvale, Texas; daughter, Maggie Calagna and husband, Nick of Friendswood, Texas; grandsons, Cole and Jack Calagna; granddaughters, Charley and Joey Waugaman; sister, Peggy Thacker and husband, Al Insley; nephew, Stephen Thacker and wife, Debbie; niece, Anne Hallett Sarazin and husband, Hank; great nieces, Sydni, Riley, and Sam Thacker; Devon and Kayla Sarazin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hallett Wales Mapp and Itasca Mapp Waters.
A celebration of Kathy’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at Legacy Church, 5333 Independence Pkwy, Plano, Texas. Following the service there will be time to visit with family and friends at the church.
Kathy was known for her hospitality and generosity, so in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a cause close to your heart.
Celebration of Life
5333 Independence Pkwy, Plano, Texas
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.
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
Published by Boston Globe from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2022.
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.
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.
Joel Brenner's mother
1922 – 2022
Edith Brenner died peacefully, aged 100, on April 23, from cancer. Long an active member of Congregation Beth Ahabah, she served on the board of the Beth Ahabah Museum and Archive, was a lifetime member of Hadassah, the Jewish women’s charitable organization, and was active in the National Council of Jewish Women. Throughout her adult life, she was an active supporter of education, civil liberties, and the arts through the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Richmond City School System, and the American Civil Liberties Union. In her late-eighties she became the president of her 185-unit condominium at 5100 Monument Avenue, a position she held into her nineties.
She was born Edith Cecile Grosberg in Ansonia, Connecticut on February 24, 1922, and was the youngest and last surviving of the five children of Harry and Rose Grosberg. In 1943, as the guest of her brother Sidney, she met Phillip Brenner of Richmond while attending a dance at the Pennsylvania State College of Optometry, as it was then called. They married on Bastille Day in 1946 and moved to Richmond, where Phillip established an optometric practice and where they raised three children, Joel, David, and Amy.
A child of the Great Depression, Edith went to work immediately after graduating from Ansonia High School and as a young woman had no opportunity for further study. At the age of 50, determined to pursue her education and annoyed at being the only adult in the family with no university degree, she enrolled in VCU, graduating in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. Thereafter she worked as an undergraduate counselor at VCU for nineteen years and was admired for her skill in relating to young people of widely different backgrounds. She and Phillip later endowed a scholarship at VCU, the David R. Brenner Fund, now administered by the Richmond Jewish Foundation, for the benefit of a graduate of the Richmond Public Schools. She remained forever proud of having volunteered with the Committee to Save the Public Schools, which opposed resistance to the racial integration of public education in Virginia.
Edith had a gift for friendship and was a model for countless younger women, who admired her energy, determination, sharp mind, candor, and generosity of spirit. She was predeceased by her beloved son
Joseph Bennett "Benny" Ivey, Jr.
IVEY, Joseph Bennett, Jr., 75, passed away at his home February 26, 2022, after a short illness. Born on November 25, 1946, Benny was the son of the late Joseph Bennett Ivey and Jane Ivey Quick; and stepson of Evelyn Dixon Ivey and Louis Quick. He is survived by stepsisters, Sandi Sykes and Cathy Sykes Davis (children, Catherine and Jon Davis); and cousins, Mary Sharon Wayne and Sandy Ivey Harrell. He was a devoted owner of the late Lois, his beloved pug. Benny attended Thomas Jefferson High School and studied art at Virginia Commonwealth University. His most extraordinary childhood adventure was a year-long trip around Europe at age 12 with his great-grandmother, Bobbie Shelton Spraggins. In the working world, he traveled for an international cosmetics company; he sold men's fragrance at the downtown Thalhimers; he worked for India Bazaar, The Main Line hair salon, the Richmond Nursing Home and the Richmond Police Headquarters where he staffed the information desk with great style and flourish. What endeared Benny to friends and family were his sharp and often irreverent wit, his ability to remember minute details that made his stories come alive and his kindness and generosity. He had a penchant for shopping and dancing in grocery aisles with friend Sharon Williams Johnson, had distinctive penmanship and he baked a mean lemon chess pie (adding a bit of corn meal was his secret). The fun he always brought to any visit or occasion and his lively presence on Granite Ave. will be greatly missed. Sincere thanks to Bon Secours Hospice nurses and his expert caregivers for their compassionate care: Vonda Cosby, Jean and Dennis Wright, Yvonne Lawson and Lucille Mabry. A graveside service will be held Thursday, March 3, 2 p.m. at Westhampton Memorial Park. Benny loved hats so feel free to wear one in his honor. If you would like to make a donation in Benny's memory, please give to your favorite animal rescue organization.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Mar. 2, 2022.
Charles Preston Marks, Jr.
MARKS, Charles Preston, Jr., succumbed to Lewy Body Dementia on Friday, February 18, 2022, at his home in Midlothian, Va. Born on December 6, 1946 in Norfolk, Va., he was the son of Margaret Peek Marks and Charles Preston Marks. The family moved to Richmond in January 1953. In his early teens, Charles became interested in ham radio. Later he obtained a First Class Radiotelephone license, which allowed him to work as a transmitter operator for WRVA Radio during his college summers and holidays. Upon graduation from Randolph-Macon College, he began his career with computer manufacturers as a systems analyst supporting sales – including many happy years with Tandem Computers.
Charles is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kathleen Hill Marks; their two daughters, Anne Yates Marks and Elizabeth Preston Marks; their granddaughter, Amelia Hill Marks; his sister, Margaret Marks Boehm and her husband, Frederick Traver Boehm; nieces and nephew, Catherine Boehm Miller, Elizabeth Watt Boehm and Traver Harrison Boehm; and a great-nephew and great-niece. He also leaves behind a dear circle of college friends and their spouses - a family of the heart.
A memorial service will be held at his home church, First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street Road, on Friday, March 4, at 2 p.m. Livestream link: https://youtube.com/fpcrichmond. The family will greet friends after the service. Masks are required in the church. A private burial will be held in Hollywood Cemetery. If you wish, contributions may be made in Charles's name to Randolph-Macon College or the Lewy Body Dementia Association, in lieu of flowers.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch from Feb. 26 to Feb. 27, 2022.
Cheryl MCGINNIS Hallman's brother
MCGINNIS, Joseph Sherwood, Jr., 76, of Carlisle, Pa., passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 18, 2021. He was born June 14, 1945, in Richmond, Va., to the late Joseph Sherwood and Mary Lucille (Bonnett) McGinnis.
Fay GLENN Lewis
LEWIS, Fay Glenn, 74, of Midlothian, Virginia, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 7, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Ruby Glenn.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Oct. 10, 2021.
Thomas Gordon Grubbs, Jr. (Tommy) passed away on September 22, 2021 after a long illness. Tommy is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Lora Bass Grubbs of Mechanicsville, VA.
Tommy studied at RPI/VCU and worked at the downtown Richmond Miller and Rhoads store during college. He went on to work in accounting and business office roles at Life of Virginia, Hamilton Envelope Company, Johns-Manville Corporation and retired from L.H. Harris Company.
After retirement from his full time endeavors, Tommy extended his career by working with RMC Events, an event staffing company. A lifelong NY Yankees fan and lover of all sports, he particularly enjoyed his RMC assignments involving sporting events and concerts.
Tommy loved to reminisce about old times at Lee School, Albert Hill and especially Tee Jay where he made so many great friends.
Steve Grossman's father
GROSSMAN, Frank "Chesty", greatest ever husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa, died September 14, 2021, at age 100 years and 54 days. He is survived by children, Steve and Gail Grossman, Roxie Grossman and Chris Wise and Mark Grossman and Eileen Wynne; grandchildren, Sam and Jamie Grossman, Pete and Mollie Grossman, Jake Wise, David Wise, Joe Grossman and Michael Grossman; great-grandchildren, Leo, Anna and Sadie Grossman; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. His wife of nearly 70 years, Sylvia Milkin Grossman; his parents, Tessie and Sam; brothers, Sidney and Leon; sister, Sylvia Sperberg; brothers-in-law, Irvin Milkin, Izzy Bass, Dave Sperberg, Paul Cohen; and sisters-in-law, Lillian Milkin, Rose Bass and Rosie Grossman predeceased him. Chesty was born July 22, 1921, in Richmond, Va. He graduated from John Marshall High School, where he was a star basketball player and captained the team, and also captained the All-City team. Chesty turned down a basketball scholarship to W.Va. University to help his mother after his father was killed at his grocery. Chesty served in the Navy from 1941 to 1946, eventually stationed at Manus Island in Papua, New Guinea. After they married, Chesty and Sylvia ran Pike Grill restaurant/bar on Petersburg Pike, from 1946 to 1953. In 1953, Chesty entered MCV Pharmacy School, where he was class president. He graduated in 1957, worked at Laburnum Park Pharmacy until 1961, then bought tiny Nine Mile Road Pharmacy, where he stayed until 1978. He then worked as a relief pharmacist, mostly at Bellevue Pharmacy. Chesty adored Sylvia, his family and friends and they adored him, as did all who knew him. He was unfailingly kind, unselfish, patient and calm. He was also fun-loving and hilarious. He loved golf and shot five holes-in-one in 15 years; Tarheel basketball; the beach and deck at Emerald Isle; his home deck; jazz, blues, gospel; and his gin, which he credited for reaching a youthful 100. He volunteered at Beth Sholom Home for years and as baseball coach for Maccabi Games. He was an original and lifelong member of Temple Beth-El. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 19, at Workman's Circle Cemetery, Jennie Scher Rd., and will be livestreamed at https://boxcast.tv/view/frank-grossman-481051. Attendees must be vaccinated. To honor Chesty's memory, please consider donating to FeedMore, CARITAS, U.S. or Va. Holocaust Museum or Temple Beth-El.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Sep. 18, 2021.
Brenda DRUMMOND Morgan's husband
Emmett J., 76, of Richmond, Va., passed away peacefully at home
on September 6, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.
Friday, September 10, 2021 at Hebron Presbyterian Church,
located at 1040 Shallow Well Rd., Manakin-Sabot, Va. 23103.
Following the memorial service, a Celebration of Life will be
held at Hermitage Country Club from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Hermitage
Country Club, 1248 Hermitage Rd., Manakin-Sabot, Va. 23103.
Emmett was born in Richmond, Va. to Emmett Joseph Morgan and
Mary Repass Morgan on August 30, 1945. He attended high school
at Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, Va. He graduated
from the University of Richmond in 1967. He married Brenda
Drummond on September 5, 1981. Emmett was senior executive for
major insurance companies throughout a distinguished working
career. His last position was with Richmond-based Markel
Corporation. He served our country honorably as part of the
United States Army at Fort Knox, Ky., earning the National
Defense Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. Since
1984, Emmett was an active member of Hermitage Country Club. He
served on the board in numerous committee roles and was
president of the club from 1993 to 1995. Emmett was
affectionately known as the "Mayor of the Taproom." He
made it a point to get to know anyone that passed through the
doors of the Greatest Room in Golf. He enjoyed a good cigar, a
dirty martini and was delighted to have you join him in civil
conversation. Emmett's insightful influence on Hermitage
culture, combined with his unrivaled passion for fellow members,
junior golf and, importantly, Hermitage employees, is a lasting
legacy. Emmett was Hermitage. Emmett was preceded in death by
his parents, Mary Repass Morgan and Emmett Joseph Morgan. Emmett
is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Morgan; sisters, Beverly
Morgan, Carolyn Akers (Greg) and Beth Giddings (Brian); son,
Christopher Scott Morgan; and granddaughter, Mackenzie
Vanderlaan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent
to The Emmett J. Morgan-Junior Valentine Scholarship Fund, 1248
Hermitage Rd., Manakin-Sabot, Va. 23103.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Sep. 9, 2021
Gayle MASSIE Unger
UNGER, Gayle Massie, 74, the love of my life, my inspiration, my motivation, my everything, left us on August 20, 2021, for a better place without the pain and suffering she has endured these last few months, in the hope that she and I would enjoy more years together. I am devastated, but hope that there is an afterlife which she claims there is, so that we will be together again at some point forever!
She was predeceased by her parents, Col. James Massie and Mildred Selden Massie. In addition to me, Dennis Unger; Gayle is survived by her cousins, James McGinley, William Selden V, Barbara Selden; nephew, James "Jay" Massie; and many friends.
Gayle lived her entire life in Richmond, graduated from Westhampton Elementary and Middle schools, Thomas Jefferson High School and RPI with an associate's degree in Business. She worked for the state at several agencies, but finished her career with the Health Department.
I was fortunate to meet her in 1999 and married her exactly one year after our first date. There was not a day that we did not tell each other how much we loved each other. How lucky we were to be together for all those years, but it was far too short.
Services were private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
Courtney Welton's sister
WELTON, Martha "Mitzi" Loyd, age 71, of Richmond, Va., passed away August 7, 2021. She was the daughter of Courtenay C. Welton and Carolyn Smith Welton. Her father and grandfather were prominent Richmond architects. She is survived by her sister, Lynn N. Welton; and brother, Courtenay S. Welton and their children.
Mitzi was a graduate of VCU School of the Arts. She was a very prolific and accomplished local artist. She was well respected within the art community.
Mitzi was an active member of The Woman's Club and The Tuckahoe Woman's Club. She was an avid supporter of The Valentine Museum. She was a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution and a lifetime member of The Country Club of Virginia. Mitzi was a devoted caregiver and a loyal friend of many. She will be missed by all.
Her life will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 31, at 2 p.m. at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, 520 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. A reception will follow at The Country Club of Virginia.
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch from Aug. 24 to Aug. 29, 2021.
Nancy LEED Schneider's brother (TJ Class of 1966)
LEED, Lawrence LeRoy, 73, passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife, Sherri Leed; parents, LeRoy and Jeanie Leed; and brother, Paul Eric Leed. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1970. After graduation, Lawrence worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation. He retired after more than 25 years of service. Lawrence was a longtime member of Grove Avenue Baptist Church, in Richmond, Va. He was known for his love of fishing and shooting. Left to cherish his memory are his siblings, Nancy Schneider (John) and Stephen Leed (Sue); sister-in-law, Patricia Leed; nephew, Joshua Schneider; niece, Erica Leed; and many close friends. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd., Richmond, Va. with a memorial service to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at donate3.cancer.org. Condolences and memories may be registered at woodyfuneralhome
Published by Richmond Times-Dispatch on Apr. 4, 2021.
Rose BRUMMER Herold's mother
BRUMMER, Eva, 97, of Richmond, Va., died January 20, 2021. Eva was born in Frankfurt, Germany, on August 10, 1923, to Ellie and Edmund Silverman. With the rise of the Nazi Party in 1939, Eva was forced to quit school at the age of 16. That same year, the family fled Germany for England and settled in London, where they lived through The Blitz, Germany's intensive eight-month bombing campaign of the U.K. in 1940 to '41. Eva and her parents subsequently made their way to the U.S., entering the country at Ellis Island, N.Y. They lived in Connecticut for the duration of the war, where relatives were able to help them get established. When the war ended in 1945, Eva married Fred S. Brummer of Richmond. They had two daughters, Rose Herold (Sheldon) and Susan Rubin. Eva was widowed in the late 1950s, leaving her to raise two young children on her own. In addition to raising her daughters, Eva was a lifelong member of Hadassh, as well as a board member of Beth-El Sisterhood and the Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond. She also was involved with service organizations dedicated to assisting immigrants and their families attempting to move to the U.S., as she once did. Eva was a longtime member of Temple Beth-El and also volunteered in support of the temple's outreach efforts. Family was the greatest joy of Eva's life, which, in addition to her daughters, included three grandchildren, Joel Herold (Helene), Melanie Berman (Michael) and Rabbi Jake Rubin (Lindsay); and seven great-grandchildren. She will be remembered for her fierce independence and courage; her sharp intelligence and attention to detail; and her tuna melt sandwiches, which she perfected over the course of many years for her grandchildren. Burial services were private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Temple Beth-El, Richmond, Va., or to any charity of your choosing.
Janie HUSKE Satterfield's mother-in-law
SATTERFIELD, Anne Powell, 98, who would have objected to being accurately described as a force of nature, peacefully passed from this world and into the next on the evening of January 13, 2021. Born in 1922, in Nottoway County, to Finnie Meade Davis and Wayland Bacon Powell, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, former Congressman David “Dave” Edward Satterfield III, who she married in 1943. She is survived by her two sons, David Edward Satterfield IV and his wife, Janie, and John Bacon Satterfield; and her two grandchildren, David Edward Satterfield V, and his wife, Claire, and Virginia Davis Satterfield, all of Richmond, Va.
PATTERSON, Mr. James Stewart, IV, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2020. Stewart was the son of the late James S. Patterson III and Jeanne C. Patterson. His is survived by his loving companion of 37 years, Victoria Dutile Barnes; sons, Scott Patterson (Kate) of Weare, N.H. and Christopher S. Patterson (Cherish) of Elkhart, Ind.; grandsons, Spencer Patterson of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and Ethan Patterson of Elkhart, Ind.; and sister, Bryan P. Kennedy (Michael) of Irvington, Va. He is also survived by Vickie's daughter, Heather B. Forrest; "grandgirls," Abigail and Meredith Forrest of Mechanicsville, Va.; and lifelong friend, Kenneth M. Thompson of Richmond, Va. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and VCU. After retiring from a distinguished career in sales, Stewart was multi-talented in renovating his 100-year-old home as well as their cottage at the Rivah. His always biting sense of humor kept us laughing and groaning. Services at Hollywood Cemetery will be private. Contributions in his honor may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Fund.
Betty TIMBERLAKE Mennetti's husband
MENNETTI, Paul G., 72, of Richmond, Va., went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2020. He was a 1966 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and served in the United States Navy from 1967 to 1972. Paul worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond and the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was an active member and elder of Hanover Avenue Christian Church and Seventh Street Christian Church, in Richmond, Va., and a volunteer for Special Olympics. Paul was an avid sports fan and never missed an opportunity to support his Rams, Hokies and Hampden-Sydney Tigers. He was a son, a husband, a father and a Papa. Nothing brought him greater joy than coaching his kids and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Brown, Jay Richard
Jay Richard Brown, 74, of Richmond, Virginia died September 5, 2020. He was proceeded in death by his mother, Ruth Segal; his father, Nathan Brown; and his step-father Sol Segal. Jay is survived by his wife, Joyce Brown; his children, Stephanie R. White and N. Scott Brown; his children’s spouses, Kirk White and Jennifer Brown; and his grandchildren Caleb White, Mackenzie White, Kyle Brown and Katelyn Brown. He also leaves behind his brother, Jeffrey Brown, his brother’s wife, Rose Brown, and their children Michael Brown and Nicole Helfrich; in addition to many beloved first cousins in the Brown-Siegel clan.
A private graveside ceremony was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on September 11, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Linda GLENN McLean
MCLEAN, Linda Glenn; 72, departed this life, August 21, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Helen Glenn, and survived by her husband of 38 years, Michael McLean, and her sister, Martha Glenn-Ryle. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High school and attended RPI (VCU). Linda worked for Reynolds Metals in Industrial Security and Alcoa in Human Resources. Linda loved skiing and ice dancing, but her greatest love was showing and breeding Portuguese Water dogs. She is survived by her last portie, Jake. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Portuguese Water Dog Club of America Rescue, Inc http://www.pwdcarescue.org/about-us.asp or The Alzheimer’s Association https://act.alz.org/
Myra "Bunny" STEINBERG Delang's Father
It is with great sadness that we notify you of the passing of our congregant, Ephraim "Ed" Steinberg on March 24, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clara and Jacob Steinberg, his sister, Hilda Altbush Rosenzweig and his beloved wife of 56 years, Libbie Mazer Steinberg. Ed leaves behind three children: Barry T. Steinberg, Myra S. Daleng (Leif) and Wendy Steinberg Garrett. In addition, he had 4 grandchildren: Noah Jacob Steinberg (Kristle), Sohmer Mascia Gautam (Sona) and Chet and Glennis Garrett. Ed was blessed with three great grandchildren: Asher David and Avi Lev Steinberg as well as Avni Rose Gautam. Additionally, there are many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his long-time companion and friend, Jena Sager.
May God comfort Ephraim's family among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem, and may his memory be a blessing.
Publishedby Temple Beth-El March 27, 2020
Carol MAIER Matuschek's Mother
MILLER, Margot Maier, 97, of Richmond, Va., passed away quietly on February 26, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Egon Maier; her son, Larry Alan Maier; and her second husband, David H. Miller. Margot is survived by her daughter, Carol Matuschek (Stefan); her stepson, Larry Miller; her stepdaughter, Lois Padow (Sidney) and family, Lance Padow, Stephanie Manheim (Lee), Joel Padow; her daughter-in-law, Debbie Maier; her grandchildren, Kristin Carlson (Mark), Jennifer Maier, William Maier and Ethan Maier; her stepgreat-grandchildren, Dahlia Manheim, Carlee Manheim, Jesse Manheim, Chase Padow, Cole Padow and Cade Padow; and her devoted Ecuadorian "son," Miguel Bermeo (Lolita) and family, Ana Marie Bast (Andrew) and children, Alexandra and Adrian, Marie Jose Bermeo and Tatiana Bermeo (Adrien Boulouk) and son, Esteban Emmanuel. She lived life the way she wanted, doing the best that she could while touching the lives and hearts of many. Margot, Mom, Grandma, will be sorely missed. Graveside services will be held at Emek Sholom (Forest Lawn Cemetery) on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 1 p.m. Those who wish to make a contribution, in lieu of flowers, please make it to your favorite charity.
Published in the Richmond Times-DispatchFebruary 29, 2020
SLUSSER, Richard Warren, age 74, of Richmond, Va., passed away on January 6, 2020. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and joined the United States Navy, where he served his full term. He returned to Morganton, N.C., to run the F.W. and Son Texaco with his father. Richard co-owned the Waynesboro Tire and Service in Waynesboro, Va. He worked for various Merchant's and Firestone stores until his retirement due to health issues. He met and married the love of his life in Roanoke, Va., where the real adventures of life began. Richard was preceded in death by both parents, Frank W. and Evelyn Slusser; as well as his older brother, Frank Slusser; parents-in-law, Joseph and Mildred Young; brothers-in-law, Allen Camden and Mark Young. He is survived by his loving wife, Julia Slusser; son, John Slusser (Lorelis); daughter, Rebecca Slusser (Bryan Cauthorne); grandchildren, Haven Cauthorne and Eva Luna Slusser; and sister, Nancy Clark. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marion Slusser, Janet Camden, Edward Young (Mattie), Patsy Church (Tommy) and Charlie Young (Alana); and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 18, at First English Evangelical Lutheran Church in Richmond, Va. A reception will immediately follow.
Published in theRichmond Times-Dispatch January 12, 2020
Watson, Robert "Bob" Cary Sr.
WATSON, Robert Cary Sr., died Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in Manteo, North Carolina. Born on August 28, 1946, in Richmond, Virginia, he was the son of the late William N. Watson Sr. and the late Thelma Pate Watson; and was also preceded in death by his son, Robert Cary Watson Jr. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Farrell Watson; daughter, Lindsey A. Watson; son, Thomas Pate Watson; and brother, William N. Watson Jr. Bobby loved his extended family, including his brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and cousins. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute until returning home to Richmond to join his father in the family business at Hamilton Paper Corporation. Through his singular actions, Hamilton Paper merged with Acme Paper and Supply Company, based in Savage, Maryland, in 1991. Bobby continued to manage the Richmond division until his retirement in 2009. Having owned the original Hamilton Paper building, he and his brother converted the warehouse into one of the first residential apartment buildings in Richmond's historic Manchester District, thereby changing the landscape of one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. His hobbies included playing the drums, especially as a member of several local Richmond bands. He also discovered the challenging joy of boating thanks to his father's love of the Chesapeake Bay, and frequented the Northern Neck, Tidewater and Outer Banks areas over the years aboard several different fishing yachts. Bobby cared about everyone he met, gave to anyone seeking prudent counsel, a hearty laugh or shelter from the storm. His passions ran deep and wide, whether they be his family, his friends, his employees, his boats, his music or his dogs. Because he was more than just these things, he knew that the secret of life is to embrace what you love and to share them generously. He did that better than most because it came naturally to him. He affected everyone he met in some way, big or small, to the extent that they never forgot the man behind the heart. He impacted many lives with his actions simply by being who he was meant to be. And he more than lived up to that vision. Anyone who knew Bobby was touched by his magic and would never be the same as before. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, at Hollywood Cemetery, 412 S. Cherry St., Richmond.
Published in theRichmond Times-Dispatch December 6, 2019
Retta Jean Zimmerman Ragle Tucker
Retta Jean Zimmerman Tucker, daughter of the much beloved Dr. William W. Zimmerman and Retta M. Zimmerman, went to be with the Lord on October 28, 2019. She grew up in Richmond, VA where she stuck like glue to her brother Charles William Zimmerman "Billy", made life-long friends, flourished as a Junior Olympic swimmer, and attended Thomas Jefferson High School, TJ for those in the know. While at TJ, Retta met the late Henry E. Ragle, III. The two quickly became Mr. & Mrs. and moved to Columbia, SC to attend college. Retta went to college on a field hockey scholarship to study nursing, and while juggling school and being newlyweds, the couple welcomed two boys, Henry E. Ragle, IV in 1966 followed by Peyton W. Ragle in 1972. She graduated from University of South Carolina in 1970 and began working as an obstetrics nurse. Retta raised Henry and Peyton to become upstanding Southern gentlemen and taught them to appreciate all life had to offer from sports to a good night out with friends.
In 1990, Retta was reintroduced to Wayne F. Tucker, another TJ fella had caught her eye, and by 1992 the two had married and settled in Perdido Key, FL. After several years between Perdido Key and Richmond, the two moved to what would become their final home Charlotte, NC. It was in Charlotte that Retta stood by Wayne through a difficult battle with cancer that ended in 2004.
During all the years between Richmond and Charlotte, Retta raised a happy family, had many a good time, and developed a successful career for over 45 years in the title insurance business. Her love of this industry molded the careers for her family and many other people that received the gift of knowing her. To say Retta "never met a stranger" is an understatement. Her smile was infectious and she was always ready to make a new friend at Bonefish or anywhere life happened to place her. Retta was always willing to lend a hand to those in need and fielded many phone calls from younger family or friends that their parents couldn't hear first. Retta loved time with her grandchildren, USC (University of South Carolina, of course) football, critters of all sorts, a good drink of Jack Daniels, and anytime on a beach especially in St. Croix with her best friend Karen Gorton.
Retta was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. William W. Zimmerman and Retta M. Zimmerman; her husband, Wayne Tucker; and her nephew, Zachary W. Zimmerman. She will be forever remembered and treasured by her sons, Henry (Blair) and Peyton (Christine); her grandchildren, Will Ragle (Peyton), Hunter, and Emma Jean Ragle (Henry); her brother, Billy; and her nieces, Gina Lea Zimmerman and Susan Zimmerman Hamilton.
There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, November 2nd at the Historic Matthew Reid House located at 134 West John Street Matthews, NC 28106 from 3:00-7:00 PM.
Publishedby Robertson Funeral and Creation Service
Brown, Ralph Nicholas
BROWN, Ralph Nicholas, 72, loving husband, father and grandfather, died June 18, 2019. He was born in Richmond, Va., on October 25, 1946, to Elizabeth and Ralph Brown. He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Susan D. Brown. He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Tucker Brown; son, Jeff M. Brown and his fiancee, Katie; granddaughter, Mackenzie; and sister, Suzanne Marquardt. At a young age, as a paper carrier he discovered his lifelong passion for the newspaper business. After Nick completed his education at Virginia Commonwealth University, he worked for the Richmond Times-Dispatch for over 14 years, working as a reporter, assistant editor and finally the special assignments editor. He worked as the Virginia correspondent for McGraw-Hill and Richmond correspondent for The New York Times. Nick also served our country in the Army National Guard. Nick was chosen from the team of Kepone reporters to accept an award from the National Headliners Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey, a memorable moment in his career. This award was for outstanding news reporting for a campaign that led to the banning of the deadly chemical called Kepone. In 1986, he moved his family to Greensboro, N.C., where he worked for the Greensboro News & Record until retirement. He served as a writer, editor and later in the advertisement department as a special sections editor. Nick was an avid tennis player from teenage years until weeks before his death. Organizations close to Nick's heart were Voices of the Retarded (VOR) and Lions Club International. Through Hamilton Lakes Lions Club, where he served as president, he aided in identifying elementary children with possible sight problems and fundraising. In his retirement, Nick enjoyed music, movies and making others laugh with his dad jokes. He entertained the ladies in his water aerobics class and in his book club. His funeral service will take place at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home, 515 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N.C., on July 1, 2019, at 1 p.m. The family will receive guests following the service. Online condolences may be shared at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.
Published in theRichmond Times-Dispatch June 25, 2019
Linda L. Jenkins Hairfield
HAIRFIELD, Linda Jenkins, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the age of 71. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Juanita H. Matthews; her two brothers, Herbert "Bubba" Jenkins and Robert Matthew Jenkins; and her father. Linda is survived by her husband, Marion "Haskell" Hairfield; her children, Marian H. Wright and Matt W. Hairfield; granddaughter, Katherine L. Rowell; her mother, Diane M. Jenkins; her sister, Candice Jenkins Enroughty (Phil); nephews, Joe and Michael Enroughty; half-sisters, Martha J. Bowman and Nancy Hamm; half-brother, Garth Jenkins; two brothers-in-law and other nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where services will be held at 12 noon Thursday, June 20. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Ascension Episcopal Church, 1704 W. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227.
Published in theRichmond Times-Dispatch June 19, 2019
Courtney Welton's Wife
Ellen F. Boynton, 68, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 17th at her home in Richmond, VA with her adoring husband and two Norwich terriers by her side. Ellen was born in Concord, NH, on May 10, 1950, the eldest daughter of Dr. Philip and Marian Forsberg. She attended Connecticut College where she studied Art History and upon graduating moved to New York City and assumed an executive position with the Continental Insurance Company. She met her first husband, John S. Boynton in New York City. They were married in Concord, NH, and had two sons together, John S. Boynton, Jr. and Tyler T. Boynton. Ellen left her job to raise her sons in Bedford, NY. The family moved to Key West, FL, in 1996 where Ellen worked as a realtor while her sons attended boarding schools and colleges in the Northeast. In her spare time, she enjoyed renovating homes, which incorporated her love of vivid colors and the curios she collected from her numerous travels abroad. India and Turkey were among her favorite countries, and she travelled extensively in Southeast Asia and to Saudi Arabia. Sometimes she travelled with her mother, but often she travelled alone. She gloried in the colorful fabrics and artwork she discovered. In particular she tried to support shops that sold crafts produced by local women. Ellen’s second husband, Courtenay S. Welton II, of Richmond, VA, became her traveling partner for the rest of her life. She would eventually move to Richmond, where they would set off on exotic adventures together. Together they went to Turkey and India, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Egypt during a break in the Arab Spring, Syria, Israel and Palestine, Italy and the South of France. Their last trip was to Andalucia. In 2011 they took a two-month cruise of the Mediterranean with Semester at Sea, followed by shorter SAS cruises. Ellen was an avid reader with a focus on travel, fine and decorative arts, and culture. She would spend many weeks preparing for her trips by reading countless books about her destinations. All in all, she traveled the world and visited places that many Americans would find unfamiliar or even dangerous. Ellen never took any pursuit or obligation lightly. Wherever she lived, she formed strong friendships and was respected for her intellect, sense of style and appreciation for the beauty in life. She loved and adored her family and friends and was a very proud mother and grandmother. She was an active contributor in every community where she resided. In Bedford, she served as trustee on the board of the Rippowam Cisqua School and was a longstanding member of Rusticus Garden Club. In Key West, she volunteered as a mentor and tutor for high school students. In Richmond, she was an enthusiastic member of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, especially their Member Travel Program. She is survived by her two sons, John, of Kentfield, CA, and Tyler, of Sonoma, CA, along with her three grandchildren: Parker, Tyler Jr. and John III. Ellen will be laid to rest in Concord, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center or the University of Virginia Cancer Center.
BRILL, Donald Davies, known to his friends as "Don, Dino or Dondino," passed away on March 25, 2019, at the age of 72. He was the devoted son of the late Edmond and Pat Brill. A native of Richmond, Donald served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970 with the Strategic Air Command. He attended Virginia Tech and VCU, where he received degrees in Drafting Design and Computer Operations. He worked for many years as a Draftsman with the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation and Richmond Public Utilities. Co-workers described him as "always meticulous in his work and generous with his knowledge." Donald was passionate about music and particularly appreciated Bob Dylan. He loved creating music while playing guitar and singing with his friends. In the mid '70s, he moved to California and formed a "band of brothers" who remained his lifelong friends. He was intelligent, caring and fair, funny, loyal and devoted to his friends and family. Donald was concerned with justice, "the consummate public servant" with a deep concern for his fellow man and beast. We were fortunate to have crossed his path on this life's journey. A celebration of Donald's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 12, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, 1000 Blanton Ave., Richmond, Va. 23221. Memorial donations in memory of Donald can be made to Richmond SPCA at richmondspca.org or National Public Radio at ideastations.org.
Published in theRichmond Times-Dispatch March 31, 2019
Claudia Costello Stanley's Mother
COSTELLO, Vivian Anne, 94, of Richmond, died March 22, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Maurice A. Costello Jr.; parents, William and Vivian Whitlock; siblings, Billy, Alice and twin sister, Jane; and son, Rhett. She is survived by her children, Claudia Stanley (Thomas), Deborah Costello (Charles Day), Teesie Howell (Chris), Matt Costello (Nancy), Sean Costello (Tamara), Maura Smith (Brian), Colleen Collins (Shawn) and Seamus Costello. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Anne was born in Farmville, Va., in 1924, and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, Class of 1943. She was a well-known local actress and was co-owner of America Hurrah Antiques with her beloved husband. She loved her Catholic faith, the Saints, family, America, antiques, Hollywood, coffee and all things Southern. Special thanks to the staff at The Circle Center. The family will receive friends 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, with a Rosary being recited at 6 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, with Vespers being prayed at 6 p.m. at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. Funeral Mass will be offered 12 noon Tuesday, March 26, at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Interment immediately following Mass in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Benedict Catholic Church, 300 N. Sheppard St., Richmond, Va. 23221.
Published in theRichmond Times-Dispatch March 23, 2019
Ronald Shaw's Brother
SHAW, Nathaniel C. Jr., 80, (Ret. SFC-USA), of Richmond, died December 26, 2018. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Natalie Shaw. Surviving are his wife, Gloria Shaw; two daughters, Donna Coker and Brenda Goode (Anthony); son, Nathaniel C. Shaw III; two grandchildren, Cory Coker and Jewel Goode; brother, Ronald L. Shaw (Patricia); aunt, Elizabeth Hackett Cooper; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Remains rest at Scott's Funeral Home, 115 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, January 3, 2019, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 909 Rennie Ave. Interment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Online guest book at www.scottsfuneralhome.com
Published January 1, 2019
Judy Carol Huntley Creasy
CREASY, Judy Huntley, aged 71, left this world unexpectedly on Friday, October 26, 2018. Judy was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins, loved fishing and nature, German Shepherds, Miniature Pinchers, Labradors and frequent trips to Aruba and the Tamarijn Resort. Fiercely loyal to her family and friends, Judy left a favorable, lasting impression on all who were fortunate to meet her, including the animals surrounding her wooded home. Judy was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, but moved to Richmond as a teenager and attended Thomas Jefferson High School. After graduating, Judy went to work for Caskie & Frost in Lynchburg, where she became a paralegal - a profession that would channel her natural curiosity, her inquisitive spirit and her dogged determination. Throughout her five-decade career, Judy worked as a litigation paralegal at the Richmond law firms of Mays & Valentine, Hunton & Williams, LeClairRyan, Midkiff Muncie and O'Hagan Meyer. At one point during her career, Judy suffered a serious brain injury in an accidental fall, but recovered fully and resumed work, taking pride in helping to uncover and defeat meritless claims and zealously represent her clients. Judy was a keen and accurate observer, understood human nature better than most and pursued her interests with passion and pride. Judy is survived by her daughter, Angela "Angie" Brown of Midlothian (of whom she was especially proud); her sister Donny; brother-in-law, Larry Woosley of Lynchburg, Virginia, and the scores of friends she made during her career. Judy's spirit and personality will be keenly missed but never forgotten. A Celebration of Life will be held at Bennett Funeral Home, located at 14301 Ashbrook Parkway, Chesterfield, Va. 23832 on November 10, 2018, between 2 to 4 p.m.
Pat Vitsky's Mother
VITSKY, Betty Jane Wallerstein, was born January 23, 1918, at Stuart Circle Hospital on an icy, cold winter morning. She passed away on March 13, 2018, on an icy, cold winter morning. She lived in Richmond with her parents, Mr. Samuel Wallerstein and Mrs. Fannie Schlesinger Wallerstein, her brother, Sam, and sister, Joan. At age 9, "Betsy" moved to the family home in Wheeling, West Virginia and stayed until her return to Richmond for her senior year of high school at Thomas Jefferson. While on a stroll down Tilden Street, she exchanged "knock knock" jokes with a young Maurice Vitsky and was smitten. They were married in 1943 in the Jefferson Hotel office of Rabbi Calish before WWII whisked him away on a ship. They continued their devoted love affair until his death in 2004 but she missed him every moment since. Always an artist from the early days of her youth, Betsy attended Richmond Professional Institute for fashion illustration. She spent an extremely eventful year in New York City, modeling fur coats, sketching fashions in store windows and learning about a multitude of things that she never knew existed. A newly enlightened Betsy returned to Richmond to work for Thalhimers, drawing fashion for newspaper ads. After that, she taught fashion illustration at RPI and sat on the edge of her bed, her "studio," to ink shoes for Montaldo's ads. Her day jobs were carefully balanced with devotedly raising her children and attending to her husband. She was always class "room mother" and raised funds as a member of the medical auxiliary. In her later years, Betsy discovered a passion for pastels. Under the tutelage of Eleanor Atkinson, she honed her skills. Many a Richmond home has a delicate, pastel portrayal of a beautiful child hanging in a place of prominence. She was extremely generous. If you liked something mom was wearing, she'd give it to you- or buy one for you- the next day. She continued her interest in fashion her entire life. Carlyle and Saks will miss her almost as much as we will. She loved animals and never met a dog she didn't love at first sight. She loved to cook; anything chocolate, her specialty. She was a great listener and an equally great storyteller. She was an avid reader of biographies well into her centennial year. Betsy is survived by her children, Patricia Vitsky, Paul Vitsky and Sally and Philip Ucci (her fourth child and second son). She is also survived by her sister, Joan Goldbarth of Tampa, Fla. Her grandchildren, Matthew and Alexander Ucci, were the "icing on the cake." She was blessed to have seen them both married to the best girls ever, Elizabeth Sutton Ucci and Elizabeth Magrath Ucci. She loved them like her own. She is also survived by Julie Gentry, her very best friend and Connie Taylor, her devoted weekend pal; and many nieces and nephews whom she adored. We are ever so grateful to have inherited a sense of humor from two amusing parents. All the goodness we have can be attributed to their union. We can only hope they are laughing and loving, together again. Family and friends are invited to gather at the home of Philip and Sally Ucci on Friday, March 23, 4 to 6 p.m. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to University of Richmond and Temple Beth Ahabah.
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch March 18, 2018
Ann Gardner (Cannon) Carlson
CARLSON, Ann Gardner (Cannon), 70, died Monday, December 18, 2017, at her home in Boca Raton, Fla. She was born in Yeovil, Somerset, England, to Owen and Evelyn Gardner June 28, 1947, before immigrating to Richmond, Va. Ann relocated to Boca Raton, Fla. in 1974 after marrying Arthur M. Cannon of Richmond, Va. Ann later married her husband, Kenneth R. Carlson of Boca Raton, Fla., in 1999. Ann graduated from Thomas Jefferson "TJ" High School in Richmond, Va., and continued on to receive a bachelor's degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University (FAU), 2000. She worked for the Florida Institute of Government and the Joint Center on FAU's campus until her retirement in 2007. Ann is survived by her devoted husband, Kenneth R. Carlson of Boca Raton; her children, Courtney Cannon, Andrew Cannon; stepchildren, Andrew Carlson and Rebecka (Orest) Dolyniuk; and grandchildren, Katherine, Kaitlyn, Jackson, Victoria and Abigail. She was affectionately known as "GG" to her grandchildren. Ann always saw the best in people and enjoyed volunteering. Her passion was visiting and encouraging people in nursing homes, women's shelters, hospice and Alzheimer's facilities with her therapy dog, Bear. In five years, she made over 350 site visits, bringing joy and calm to those she met across Palm Beach County. As an ardent gardener, Ann loved spending time outside tending to her butterfly garden along with the varieties of birds and other creatures that would pay her a visit- she would give a name to her favorites. She was an avid college football fan who loved to root for the Florida Gators. Some of her favorite things included crossword puzzles, The New Yorker magazine, playing cards, Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and seasonal lattes. Ann was a gracious, welcoming person who would open doors and show support for family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and loyal friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but will be remembered fondly with love and affection. A Celebration of Life event will be held at the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel, 2000 NW 19th Street, Boca Raton on Saturday, January 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. Donations can be made in her memory to south Florida's local NPR station, WLRN, which she supported for years.
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch December 30, 2017
Pam Isaacs Bredley's Mother
ISAACS, Ethel T., of Richmond, went to be with her Lord on September 28, 2017. She was born May 20, 1921, at Buffalo Junction, Va. and was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Meredith W. "Jack" Isaacs. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela I. Bradley and her husband, Richard; granddaughter, Nan Bradley Henderson and her husband, Travis; grandson, Richard J. "Ricky" Bradley Jr. and his wife, Tonya; and six great-grandchildren, Isabel, Isaac and Indigo Henderson and McKenna, Collin and Lottie Mae Bradley. Mrs. Isaacs was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, White Shrine and was a Guardian in Jobs Daughters. She retired from A. H. Robins Pharmaceutical Co. in June of 1984 with 32 years of service. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 30. Entombment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1925 Grove Ave., Richmond, Va. 23220.
Pam Wilton Napier-Pfaff's Mother
WILTON, Jeannette Marshall Reams, was received into the hands of the Lord on July 21, 2017. Jeannette was born in Richmond, Va., on November 6, 1921 and graced the world with her love and wisdom for 95 years. Jeannette was the devoted wife of Arthur Earl Wilton Sr. (1919 to 1996) and the mother of their three adored children. She is survived by her children and their families: Pamela and her husband, Mark Pfaff of Lawrenceville, Ga., Suzanne and her husband, Dr. John Stathos of Staunton, Va. and Arthur and his wife, Evelyn Wilton of Deltaville, Va. Jeannette was blessed with four grandsons, Brad Pfaff and his wife, Meagan, David Stathos, Justin Wilton, Andrew Wilton; and two great-grandsons, James and Aidan Pfaff. Jeanette was predeceased by her husband, Arthur; her parents, Stanley and Jane Reams of Richmond; and her two older sisters, Christine Abbott of Richardson, Texas and Hester Kirschen of Bayside, N.Y. After graduating from business college, Jeannette's early career was with Virginia Electric & Power. She later devoted her life to raising her family and then working with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Va. Jeannette was a member of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church in Richmond. She spent the last 20 years enjoying gardening, the family dogs, bird watching and her family. In the last three years of her life, she was lovingly cared for by her constant companion and caregiver, Ms. Ophelia Davis Twenefor. Arrangements are with the Parham Chapel of the Woody Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Church of the Holy Comforter, 4819 Monument Avenue, Richmond, Va., with interment in Westhampton Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Frances Smith Armstrong
Frances Smith Armstrong, 70, of Alexandria, Virginia – beloved mother, grandmother, and educator - passed away peacefully in her home on the morning of July 24, 2017. Fran, daughter of Nelle and Dixon Smith, Jr., was born in Columbus, GA on June 13, 1947. She grew up in Richmond, Virginia, attended Thomas Jefferson High School, and graduated from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia in 1969. After college, Fran served as an elementary school teacher in Fairfax County and Germany before having her daughter Brannan in 1976. Fran settled in Alexandria, Virginia in 1979, where she continued to teach in the Fairfax County Public School System. She taught at multiple elementary schools, spending 25 years at Hollin Meadows, retiring in 2010. In 1998, Fran earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching from George Mason University. After graduation, she hosted, instructed, and mentored interns from the University in the Professional Development Program as a Clinical Faculty Member. Fran’s teaching accomplishments were recognized on multiple occasions by Fairfax County Public Schools. Her wonderful spirit, witty humor, intelligence, and gentle guidance as a teacher made her an endearing mentor to hundreds of students whose lives she touched.
Lovingly referred to as “Franma” by her grandchildren, great nieces, great nephews, and extended family, Fran found her deepest happiness in sharing cards and gifts with her family, spending time with her two granddaughters, and cheering on the Washington Redskins. Fran was a long-time member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, where her remains will be interred at the Columbarium.
Fran was preceded in death by her parents, Nelle David Smith and Houston Dixon Smith, Jr., and sisters, Ellen Boyce Smith and Betsy Smith Edmunds. She is survived by her daughter, B. Brannan Armstrong Villee and husband Mark; two granddaughters, Virginia Jordan and Caroline Elizabeth Villee; her nephew, Cas Edmunds and his family; her niece, Emily Edmunds Roland and her family; great nieces, great nephews, and countless family members who were blessed to know and love her.
A celebration of Fran’s life will take place on Saturday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church (1301 Collingwood Road, Alexandria, Virginia). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
To Be Published in the Northern Virginia Newspapers the Weekend of July 29, 2017
James "Spoon" Denoon - Class of 1964
DENOON, James Johnson, passed away on June 30, 2017. Known as "Spoon" to his close friends and "Jim" to those he met in the tennis business, he was a well-known and well-loved tennis player, teaching professional, official and promoter of the game. He was predeceased by his parents, Rosa and Daniel Denoon; and his brother, Albert Denoon. He is survived by his wife, Delanie Watson; his sons, Samuel and Sydney Denoon; and his cousin, William S. Hopson IV. Jim was born on August 1, 1946, in Manhattan, New York. He moved to Richmond in the spring of 1954 at the age of seven. Jim was fond of the outdoors and took part in sports programs at Byrd Park, Humphrey-Calder and First Baptist Church. In 1959, he had a chance encounter with Sam Woods, the tennis coach at Thomas Jefferson High School. This encounter would come to affect the rest of Jim's life. After attending Virginia Episcopal School, Jim went on to graduate from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1964. Following high school graduation, he attended the University of South Carolina on a full-ride tennis scholarship. The South Carolina team had a win-loss record of 67-6, became undefeated ACC champions in 1968 and ranked #9 in the NCAA. After graduation from USC in 1968, Jim briefly attended law school before his love of tennis drew him away from the classroom and back outdoors. During his tennis career, Jim was the director of tennis at Coldstream Country Club in Irmo, South Carolina (1976-1984), Hope Valley Country Club in Durham, North Carolina (1984-1990) and finally at the Country Club of Petersburg in Virginia (1990-2005). Tennis events Jim was associated with included the Prep-League Championship, League of Independent Schools, Woodbury Forest Team Invitational, VISAA Male State Championship Divisions A and B and VHSL Girls Team and Individual Championship. Jim felt it was a great privilege to be associated with these fine schools. Jim's accomplishments in tennis were numerous and the ones listed here are just a few. He held state titles as a player in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, sectional titles in the USTA Southern and Mid-Atlantic Sections and national titles as well. In addition, Jim received numerous awards for his service to the game of tennis. These included the UTSA Facilities Award, Virginia Tennis Association Tournament of the Year Award for the BB&T Invitational, UTSA Tournament Director of the Year Award - Virginia, CVITT Isie Oppleman Sportsmanship Award and an award from the American Cancer Society for fundraising on their behalf. Jim felt that his greatest accomplishment in life was meeting and marrying Delanie, his partner of 38 years and having two wonderful sons, Sam and Syd. As Jim got older, family meant everything to him. He had learned life's most important lesson; hold close the ones you love. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch July 9, 2017
Margie Romm Cohen
COHEN, Margie R., 69, of Richmond, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Jim Cohen; son, Michael H. Cohen and his wife, Jane; two grandchildren, Ellie and Josie Cohen; sister, Elizabeth Kimmel and her husband, Ronald; brother, Alan Romm; and two nieces, Ann Kimmel and Deb Hooker and her husband, Mathew and their son, Henry; also Gavin Rogers, Michael's closest friend, who Margie loved as a son. A graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and the University of Richmond, Margie taught in the Hampton, Va. and Henrico County School Systems. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah and had been an active member of the Sisterhood at B'nai Shalom. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2017, in B'nai Shalom Cemetery at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center, 5875 Bremo Rd., MOB South, Suite 108, Richmond, Va. 23226.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch June 4, 2017
Freida Phillips Woodson's Husband
WOODSON, Linwood "Sonny," 69, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017, in Richmond, Va. Sonny was born in Amelia, Va. to parents, Lloyd and Handy Woodson, who predeceased him. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Freida; one daughter, Kris (Willy) Glidden; and three granddaughters, Katelynn Rogers, Victoria Rogers and Grace Glidden. Sonny served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and retired from Wyeth Pharmaceutical Co. Visitation for family and friends will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Woody Funeral Home-Parham Chapel, 1771 N. Parham Road, Richmond, Va. 23229. His funeral service will be at 12 noon at the funeral home, followed by interment in Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Richmond. Online condolences received at woodyfuneralhomeparham.com.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch May 31, 2017
Paul and Betty Timberlake Mennetti's Daughter
MENNETTI, Elizabeth A., 45, of Richmond, Va., went to be with the Lord on February 16, 2017. She was a 1992 graduate of J.R. Tucker High School, where she participated on the JV basketball team. Elizabeth was an active participant in Special Olympics and a member of the Henrico Tornados softball team. Her passion for sports could be seen at VCU basketball games, Virginia Tech football and the Freeman Rebels sidelines. Everyone who knew Elizabeth saw her smile, heard her laughter and received a giant hug. She was a blessing to her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ben and Martha Timberlake and John and Aline Mennetti. She is survived by her parents, Paul and Betty Mennetti; her siblings, Grayson Mennetti (Kirsten) and Farley Allen (Jeff); her nephew and niece, Reed and Campbell Allen; her close great-aunt, Rebecca "Bee" and cousin, Carol Edwards; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, February 19, at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Avenue. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, February 20, at Seventh Street Christian Church, 4101 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23221. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Special Olympics of Virginia, 3212 Skipwith Rd., Richmond, Va. 23294.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch February 18, 2017
Maurice Schwarz's Mother
SCHWARZ, Sima Golub, 89, of Richmond, died February 2, 2017. She was a Holocaust survivor of Dachau, Kaufering, and Bergen Belson Concentration camps. Sima was born in Krewo, Poland on September 8, 1927 and immigrated to the United States in 1950 with husband Kalman and their two children, Maurice and Harry, who were three and one-and-a-half. Their daughter, Susie, was born in the United States. Sima was in the grocery business for 20 years with her husband and then worked at LaVogue for 10 years. She was on the Holocaust Board since inception and a frequent speaker to classroom audiences about her experiences. She was an active member of Temple Beth-El and the Jewish Women's Club. Sima was preceded in death by her husband, Kalman; sisters, Rivka Jacobson, Michla Zaretsky, Belka Golub (age 17) and Shimon Golub (age 6); and her parents, Sarah and Moshe Lazar Golub. She is survived by her children, Maurice and Janie Schwarz, Harry and Penny Schwarz, and David and Susie Schwarz Novick; grandchildren, Max and Karl (Kate) Novick, Jodie (Al) Goldberg, David (Elise)Schwarz, Lee and Adam Schwarz; and great-grandchildren, Aden and Isaac Goldberg, and Charlie and Elliott Schwarz. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., with interment to follow in Richmond Beth El Cemetery at Forest Lawn. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sima and Kalman Schwarz VHM Fund of the Richmond Jewish Foundation, RJF, P.O. Box 17128, Richmond, Va. 23226 or Temple Beth-El.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch February 3, 2017
Marcy Justa Cotton's Mother
JUSTA, Mrs. Natalie Frances, left a legacy of love, resilience, and lifelong learning when she died peacefully in her sleep in Naples, Fla. on January 7, 2017. She was 92. Born to Pearl and Herman Jacobson in the Bronx, N.Y., she earned her B.A. in Education with a teaching certificate from Hunter College and her Master of Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She married Jacob H. Justa on July 30, 1944 in New York City, N.Y.; they raised three children in Richmond, Va., where she resided until December, 2012. Natalie was a beloved elementary school teacher at Highland Springs Elementary and Maybeury Elementary in Henrico County. She later served as the librarian at Maybeury for the last 20 years of her career, where she enjoyed teaching literacy, instilling in students a love of learning, reading, and an appreciation for diversity. Deeply dedicated to Jewish life, community service, and advancing social justice, Natalie held volunteer leadership roles at Temple Beth-El and Keneseth Beth Israel Sisterhoods, Hadassah, the Beth Sholom Home of Virginia, and American Association of University Women, among others. She was also an avid supporter of the arts. In her later years, Natalie took extended trips to visit her children's families in Omaha, Neb. (daughter, Marcy and son-in-law, Ira Cotton) and Albany, N.Y. (son, Stephen Justa and daughter-in-law, Shelley). In each community, she developed deep roots and lasting friendships. Family and friends remember her as always having a kind word and infectious laugh, a good book or film recommendation, a welcoming heart and zest for life. She was preceded in death by daughter, Miriam (Norton Richman); and husband, Jacob. She is survived by brother, I.J. Jacobson (Beryl); daughter, Marcy (Ira Cotton); son, Stephen (Shelley); and grandchildren, Tav Richman, Anna and Amy Cotton,and Daniel and Michael Justa. Funeral services will be held at Bliley's - Central, 3801 Augusta Avenue on Sunday, January 15, at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions in Natalie's memory to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, your local public library foundation or Keneseth Beth Israel.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch January 14, 2017
Dave Crighton's Father
CRIGHTON, David H, 101, of Richmond, died peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Helen Crighton and is survived by his children, Elizabeth Crighton and David Crighton. Funeral announcement will be made at a later date.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch January 8, 2017
Trudy Reeson Martin's Mother
REESON, Laura Wrenn, a resident of Surry County, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, November 27, 2016. The youngest of nine, she was the daughter of the late Lewellyn and Laura Wrenn; and the widow of Tim Reeson. Mrs. Reeson worked several jobs including being a "Rosie the Riveter" at the shipyard during World War II, a waitress at the Virginia Diner and a hostess at Brandon Plantation, but what brought her the greatest joy was her family and just being "mom", "gram" and "great-gram." She liked to play piano, which she did so by ear and watch the bluebirds that lived in the clothesline post in her back yard. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Trudy R. Martin and her husband, Allen of Powhatan and Deborah R. Milam and husband, Andrew of Avenue, Md.; grandchildren, Rebecca "Becky" Daniels, Carrie Gwaltney, Karen "K.P." Gobble and Eric E. Marr II; and great-grandchildren, Shannon Daniels, Fallon Daniels, Alayne Gwaltney, Megan Gobble and Brody Gobble. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon, Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Wakefield Chapel, with Mr. John Coker officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Union Christian Church Cemetery. The family would like to thank Donna and Jiggs Gordon and all the staff at "A Loving Heart" for all of the care and love they gave Mrs. Reeson while she was there. Memorial contributions may be made to the Claremont Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 100, Claremont, Va. 23899, or to Surry Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 188, Surry, Va. 23883. Condolences may be posted at rwbakerfh.com.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch November 29, 2016
Steve Grossman's Mother
GROSSMAN, Sylvia Milkin, died on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Sylvia was the "THE Best" wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma and friend, adored by her family, friends and all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of almost 70 years, Frank "Chesty" Grossman; her children, Steve and Gail Grossman, Roxanne Grossman and Chris Wise, and Mark and Eileen Grossman; grandchildren, Sam and Jamie Rog Grossman, Pete and Mollie Powell Grossman, Jake Wise, David Wise, Joe Grossman and Michael Grossman; great-grandchildren, Anna Grossman and Leo Grossman; too many nieces, nephews and cousins to name; and granddogs, Dom and Pup Grossman. She also leaves behind another founding member of "The Group," her childhood best friend, Annie Cantor; and the Group Children, all who were her other family. Her parents, Meyer and Etta Milkin; sister, Rose Bass; brothers-in-law, Izzy Bass and Paul Cohen; brother, Irvin Milkin; and sister in-law, Lillian, predeceased her. Sylvia's first job was as a typist at Bellwood (Defense General Supply Center). She next worked as a short-order cook at Pike Grill, the "confectionary," she and Chesty owned from 1947 to 1953. She then was the receptionist, and with her brother, the heart and soul of Irvin's Beauty Salon, for more than 50 years. Everyone at Irvin's loved her and she loved them. Sylvia was kind, considerate, funny and smart. She also was a great dancer, mah jong player, artist and athlete who loved bowling, tennis and, of course, golf at Jefferson Lakeside CC. She also loved Tar Heel basketball and was a very proud Democrat. She was a lifelong member of Temple Beth El, its 1939 first confirmation class, and lifetime Hadassah member. Our family most sincerely thanks aides, Lily Abdalla, Irma Augustus, Brandy Kibamba, Catherine MacIntosh, Georgia MacIntosh, Ebika Odibo, Victoria Okurume, Elnora Pryor, Melody Turner; PT Mark Faulkner; and OT Maggie Hamilton for their skills and exceedingly kind, compassionate and professional care. A funeral service will be held 12 noon on Monday, August 15, at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. Interment to follow at Workman's Circle Cemetery, Jennie Scher Rd. To honor Sylvia's memory, please consider charitable donations to Temple Beth-El of Richmond, www.bethelrichmond.org, the American Parkinson's Disease Association, www.apdaparkinson.org, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, www.michaeljfox.org, or to FeedMore, www.feedmore.org.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch August 14, 2016
Larry Creeger's Wife
CREEGER, Carolyn Waters, went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 10, 2016. She will be remembered by her loved ones, son, Matthew Creeger; and her husband, Larry Creeger; and joins her mother and father, Virginia and Roy Waters; and brother, Wayne, at peace. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Krewatch and her family. A celebration of Carolyn's life will be held 12 noon, Thursday, July 14, at Bliley's- Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. Carolyn loved animals and was an advocate for medical research for diabetes. In lieu of flowers, you may send donations to either the Richmond SPCA, 2519 Hermitage Road, Richmond, Va. 23220 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch July 12, 2016
Ronald Shaw's Mother
SHAW, Ann, wife of Nathaniel C. Shaw Sr., who preceded her in death, passed away peacefully April 20, 2016. She is survived by her stepson, Ronald Shaw; brothers, Floyd and Charles Folly; special nephew, Matthew Folly; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members. Her funeral will be on Saturday, April 30, at Providence Baptist Church in Ashland, Va. Viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by her funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch April 27, 2016
Bob Grebasch's Mother
GREBASCH, Marian F., 94, of Mechanicsville, Va., passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. She is survived by her son, Robert (Colleen); grandson, Justin; and daughter, Patricia. Marian was born in Chicago, Illinois, July 16, 1922. She resided in Chicago, married Alfred Grebasch in 1944 and moved to Virginia shortly thereafter. Marian was dedicated to and proud of being a loving wife and mother and keeper of the family. She was often referred to as "an angel on earth" because of her loving, patient and selfless attitude toward life and her friendly smile. She was also an active member of her church, the Gideons and every activity and interest of each family member. Visitation will be Friday, March 11, between 6 and 8 p.m., at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., where funeral services will be held Saturday, March 12, at 2 p.m. A small reception will follow at Covenant Woods, 7090 Covenant Woods Dr., Mechanicsville, Va. Burial will be private at a later date, where she will be buried next to her husband, Alfred. Memorial contributions can be made to the Gideons (www.Gideons.org) or an organization of your choice.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch March 11, 2016
Joan Stephens Ayers
AYERS, Joan Stephens,
69, of Richmond, went to join her beloved parents, John Wesley
Stephens Jr. and Goldie Craft Stephens in God's Kingdom Thursday,
March 3, 2016. She is survived by her three children, William
Longman, Stephanie Rentz (Robert) and Heather Ayers; three
grandchildren, Katherine, Richard and Nikos. Mrs. Ayers retired
from the State of Virginia with over 43 years of service. She was
a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Richmond. A memorial
service will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the West Chapel
of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St., with the family to
receive friends one hour prior to service.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch March 8, 2016
Winnie Goodman Fratkin's Father
GOODMAN, Dr. Harold, 97, of Richmond, died Monday, February 22, 2016. Born October 25, 1918 in Richmond, he was the son of the late Rose and Benjamin Goodman. He was predeceased by his wife, Harriett; son, Dr. Robert Goodman; and sister, Jackie Rosenbloom. He is survived by daughter, Winnie Fratkin (Barry); and son, Michael Goodman (Julie); and daughter-in-law, Denise Goodman-Keil; seven grandchildren, Bryan Fratkin (Erin) of Richmond, Amy Oelschlager (Keith) of Denver, Ben Goodman (Erin) of Melbourne, Australia, Emily Goodman of New York City, Daniel Goodman of Brooklyn, Laura Goodman of New York City and Samantha Goodman of Richmond; and six great-grandchildren, Molly, Juliet, Rose and Genevieve Fratkin of Richmond, Allie Oelschlager of Denver and Bobby Goodman of Melbourne. Dr. Goodman received his B.S. from of Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, where he also completed his internship and residency. He then continued his post graduate training with a Radiotherapy Fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. He served as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps. Upon returning to Richmond in 1953, he became Vice-Chairman and then Chairman of the Department of Radiology at McGuire Veterans Hospital. In 1957, he began 15 years of private practice before becoming a professor of Radiology at MCV, where he started the first mammography program there. Upon retiring from MCV in 1987, he worked part-time at Henrico Doctors' Hospital. He was a member of the Richmond Academy of Medicine, the Medical Society of Virginia, Jefferson-Lakeside Country Club, Weinstein JCC and Congregation Beth Ahabah. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed woodworking, traveling, eating lunch at Stuffy's and spending time with his family. The family would like to thank the staff at Parkside at Beth Sholom for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Congregation Beth Ahabah or Life Enrichment for Assisted Living Services at Beth Sholom. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. Interment to follow in Hebrew Cemetery.
Sandy Smuckler Short's Husband
Robert Trent Short, 65, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2015, in Charlottesville, comforted by the presence of his wife and daughter.Bob was a proud Charlottesville native, a self-made man, an honest, true Virginia gentleman. He grew up a member of the Belmont Boys, played with the Lane High School Band, built his livelihood, his life and his family here. He gave back to the community, but never just to participate; he led, because he wanted to help and people wanted him to show the way.He was a confidant, a mentor, a fixer, a visionary. And above all, he was the personification of integrity. His word was his bond, and his handshake a contract.Bob built Short Insurance Associates, Ltd., and served on the Boards of the Seminole Trail Fire Department, the national CPCU society, the Royal Coachmen, and as a vestry member of Christ Episcopal Church, to name a few. He also served as a Board member and President for the Greencroft Club, the Redlands Club, the Young Men's Business Club, the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, the Charlottesville CPCU society, and, most recently, as President of the Thomas Jefferson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.Bob is survived by his loving wife, soulmate and best friend of 41 years, Sandra Short, of Charlottesville. His legacy also includes his daughter, Melanie Gutierrez; son-in-law, Guillermo Gutierrez; and grandsons, Nicolas and Sebastian, all of Madrid, Spain. He is also survived by his brothers, Steve Johnson of Altavista, Virginia, and David Short of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and their families. He was the son of the late Scott Cameron Short and Rachel Toms Short. Bob will be missed by all of the lives he has touched.Visitation will take place on Friday, November 13, 2015, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Hill & Wood Funeral Home, followed by a memorial service at Christ Episcopal Church on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 1 p.m.In lieu of the gift of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Mr. Robert T. Short to the Surgical Innovation Fund at the UVA Division of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery at the UVA Health Foundation, P.O. Box 800773 Charlottesville, VA 22908.
Rita Waldman Karp (posted here on 06-15-2015) 6-15-2015)
Rita [Waldman Bari Karp] of Boca Raton, FL, passed away on July 14, 2013. Survived by her devoted husband George, Ioving mother Blanche Waldman, sister to Edie Bergen, brother Bill Wolf, cherished son Adam(Deena)Bari daughters Tobi(Josh)Rifkin and Stephanie Bari adored grandchildren Gregory, Jonah, Elysa, Tamara, Andrew and Isaac caring stepdaughtersJennifer, Heather and Vanessa and step grandchildren Stella, Jeremy, Elizabeth, Conrad and Evan. Funeral service to be held today 12 noon LevittWeinstein Memorial Chapel 7500 N State Road 7 Coconut Creek, FL 954- 427-6500.
Richard "Dick" Landers (posted here on 03-22-2015)
LANDERS, Richard "Dick," husband, lover, father, grandfather, and friend, returned to his God whom he loved so much and served so well, on October 1, 2011. All who met him found a truly loving, caring and generous man. Dick was a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus, member of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, a Policeman for Henrico County for 9 years, and later employed by J. M. Smith Corp. He was an active member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and had a deep devotion to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and made many Pilgrimages to Marian Shrines in the United States, Canada, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Medjugorje, Yugoslavia. His smiles, jokes, and endearing personality will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his wife, Anne Marie; his daughters, Christine Kump and her husband, Kevin, and Elizabeth Landers; his grandchildren, Nicholas, Tanner, Savannah, and Reagan; and his sister Mary Taylor. He was preceded in death by his precious daughter, Darlene. Dick's family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bliley's-Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave., with the Rosary being prayed at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Benedict Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bon Secours' Richmond Healthcare Foundation (Hospice), 5875 Bremo Road, Suite 710, Richmond, Va. 23226 or to St. Benedict Church, 300 N. Sheppard St., Richmond, Va. 23221
NOVICK, Mark Allen, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Minnie Novick; brother, Dr. Maurice Novick; and an infant son. Mark was the owner of the Silk Trading Company in downtown Richmond since 1978, having taken over the business from his parents who opened the store in 1936. Known as the "Mayor of Grace Street," Mark was a member of Temple Beth-El and devoted his time and efforts for the betterment of both the Jewish community and downtown Richmond. He is survived by his wife, Karla; daughter, Amy; sister, Zelda Weiner (Gerald); nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside ceremony will be held 11 a.m. Friday in Richmond Beth-El Cemetery at Forest Lawn on Alma Ave. Anyone wishing to process to the cemetery with the family, please meet at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., 10 a.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association, Temple Beth-El School or a charity of your choice.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch November 6, 2014
Fitzhugh Dudley Staples, Jr., 66, formerly of Richmond, Virginia, Baltimore, Maryland and Ijamsville, Maryland, died July 3 at his home. He is survived by his sister, Gray Staples Miller and her husband, John Cameron Miller, of Boyds, Md., their son, Marshall Gregory Miller and wife Stephanie Brandice Cunningham, and grand-children Liam and Adeline Cunningham-Miller. Mr. Staples graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, Virginia, and Williams College, and received a J. D. Degree from the University of Virginia Law School. Mr. Staples was honored to serve in the U.S Navy for almost 30 years, including tours as Supply Officer, USS Wood County and as commanding officer of 4 Naval Reserve units. He retired from the Navy with the rank of Captain and acknowledged that he could not have had the success he did in the Navy without the help and cooperation of the many people with whom he was fortunate to serve. Mr. Staples was employed by and became a partner in the law firm of Venable, Baetjer & Howard (now named Venable LLP). Later, he was employed as general counsel of three different companies, two of which were public companies. Mr. Staples was one of the original founders of Health Care for the Homeless, Inc., a Maryland-based non-profit organization headquartered in Baltimore, and served as its second president for 2 ½ years, during which time the organization strengthened its community and government support, and acquired a new headquarters building. Mr. Staples was active in the alumni activities of Williams College and served for several years as head of the Maryland chapter of the alumni association. The family will receive friends at his home in Ijamsville from 1:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, July 20. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Staples' name to Williams College, Office of Annual Giving, 75 Park St., Williamstown, MA 01267 , the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203 or Health Care for the Homeless, Inc., Development Office, 421 The Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202. Letters to the family may be sent to Mr. Staples' home in Ijamsville.
Published in Baltimore Sun on July 9, 2014
LAWRENCE, Wallace H. III "Sweet Tooth Wally," son of Wallace H. Lawrence Jr. and Becky Doniel, passed away May 3, 2014. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ellen Huffman of Goochland; niece, Kerry Allen (Chris) of Goochland; nephew, David Huffman (Ann) of Glen Allen; great-nephew, Jonathan Huffman; great-niece, Tori Allen; long time friend, companion and caregiver, Katherine Hall; and his devoted pet, "Little-Bit." Wally was a member of the NRA, the Black Creek Cowboy Shooters and an avid freshwater fisherman. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on May 8, 2014
Wally Lawrence's Father
LAWRENCE, "Chief" Wallace H. Jr., 96, of Walkerton, Va., died April 21, 2014 from a stroke. Born in Henrico on June 6, 1917, he was a lifetime member of both the Tuckahoe Masonic Lodge #347, where he achieved 32 degree Mason, and RVA Retired Firefighters Association. He worked from 1945 to 1976 in the Richmond Fire Department. He was married to Rebecca Lawrence, who passed in 1999. He is survived by his devoted children, Wallace H. Lawrence III of Mechanicsville, Va. and Mary Ellen Huffman of Goochland, Va.; grandchildren, David Huffman (Ann) of Glen Allen, Va., Kerry Allen (Chris) of Goochland, Va.; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Huffman and Tori Allen; as well as two devoted pets, Casey and Barney. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Riverview Cemetery, where friends may express condolences. Arrangements entrusted to the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on April 23, 2014
Alan Rudlin's Father
RUDLIN, Herbert, 101, of Richmond, Va., died April 12, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Durham; sister, Lil; and brothers, Bernard, Lee and Sam. He is survived by his two sons, Alan and Stephen; daughter-in-law, Judy; granddaughter, Sara Kilkenny and her husband, Jerry; and great-grandson, Davis; also, numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, including Barbara Schwartz, Barbara Rudlin, and Betty Kalkin who marvelled at his travels and travails; his medical consult guardian angel, Dr. Craig Rudlin; the entire Whitehurst family, Loretta, Karen, Kathy and Eddie who adored him and his love for Virginia Beach; and extended family angel aides, Karen Dale who worked by his side for over 20 years and his frequent overnight aide and "date," Elizabeth Albertis and Gena, his milkshake buddy. From being an honored John Marshall High School Cadet to a Washington and Lee graduate with both writing and tennis team honors, to becoming an accomplished AP correspondent, Stars and Stripes columnist, murder mystery magazine writer, and raconteur extraordinaire; from serving with honor and pride during WWII as an Army Airforce Intelligence Officer in the 513th Squadron to holding court in sartorial splendor for over 50 years at Adams Camera Shop at Boulevard and Broad, indeed, Herbert Rudlin led a very full life. He never met a stranger nor would ever hesitate to help someone out....be it a jar of his miraculous chicken soup, a ride downtown, or a last minute picture order for a special event or occasion. He dearly loved winding down at Virginia Beach, hobnobbing at a Washington Redskins game, and sipping Scotch. He passed on his passion and love for cooking to his most beloved granddaughter, Sara, who still cooks his potato latkes. While Herbert Rudlin worked most of his life, seven days a week, with a few leisurely Sundays thrown in, he never discounted the importance of having a sit-down dinner on Sunday with a lovely cocktail hour flavored by new and old standby appetizers, brilliant repartee, and his beloved Glenlivet Scotch. He upheld his religion by diligently observing the High Holy Days and fulfilling his faith and mitzvah by always helping people on all the days in between. Funeral services will be held at Bliley's Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014 followed by a brief graveside service at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on April 13, 2014
Everett Campbell's Father
CAMPBELL, Everett C., born August 1, 1922 in Charlotte, N.C., passed away March 16, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dot; and children Everett Jr. (wife, Brenda), Doug (wife, Vicky), Gayle McCorkle (husband, Allen), and Marianne Hagg (husband, Steve); 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, William and Richard Campbell from North Carolina. Everett graduated from Duke University in 1949 with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked in the oil and gas business in Texas; an atomic energy plant in Tennessee; and settled in Richmond, Va., and embarking on his 28-year career with Philip Morris. He was selected Plant Engineer of the year in 1971 by the American Society of Plant Engineers, and retired in 1984. Everett was instrumental in the formation of the James River Aquatic Club in the early 60s and served on the Board of Directors. He also served on the state board for the Amateur Athletic Assoc. Everett served in the U.S. Navy in WWII on the DE Daniel T. Griffin in the North Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. His ship was among the first into Hiro Wan Bay in Kure, Japan when the war ended. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Holly Grove Christian Church, where a funeral service will be officiated by Pastor Carl Howard at 11 a.m. Friday, March 21. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Richmond, Va. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holly Grove Christian Church, 1637 Holly Grove Dr. Bumpass, Va. 23024, or the Holly Grove Volunteer Rescue Squad. Visit www.lacyfh.com for online guestbook.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on March 19, 2014
Gladys Lee Hairfield Wesson
WESSON, Gladys Lee Hairfield, passed away at home, surrounded by her adoring family on September 29 2013. She is survived by her husband, Charles "Sonny"; son, Kyle and his husband, Justyn; sister, Beverly and her husband, Paul; niece, Meredith and her husband, Keith; and their daughter, Jacqueline; as well as countless friends she made over the years growing up on Oregon Hill, working at the telephone company or as a life-long member of Pine Street Baptist Church. Her heart was as big as her smile. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 4, at Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Pine Street Baptist Church.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on Thursday, October 3, 2013
Beverly Brown Ziegler
ZIEGLER, Beverly Brown, 66, surrendered her library card on Friday, January 17, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, William McKinney Brown and Margaret Acree Brown. Surviving Beverly are her husband of 39 years, Donald Mark; her daughter, Sarah Ziegler Hodkinson; and son-in-law, Brendan Paul Hodkinson; and their two children, Caroline Anne and William Andrew; and her brother, William McKinney Brown and his wife, Mary, and their children, of Raleigh, N.C. Beverly taught reading to children and adults within the span of five decades. Her motto of "I'll make the sandwiches" referred to her lifetime of loving generosity and resourcefulness in fulfilling the needs and wants of all who came within her realm. Before her retirement in 2002, she was a reading and resource teacher at Holladay Elementary School in Henrico. In the six years since her diagnosis of cancer and its treatment, she volunteered at Virginia Voice, reading children's literature on the radio program, Kidstuff. There will be a memorial service at West Richmond Church of the Brethren, Anoka and Wanymala Rd. in Richmond on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Massey Cancer Center of VCU, or the Children's Department of the Henrico Dumbarton Library.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Larry Creeger's father
CREEGER, Allan David, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013. He joins his wife of 68 years, Louise Rosenthal Creeger, who passed away last November. He is survived by his son, Lawrence Allan Creeger; daughter, Carol Creeger Pope; grandson, Matthew Allan Creeger; daughter-in-law, Carolyn W. Creeger; in-laws, Gilbert and Fanny Rosenthal; and his caregiver and constant companion, Charles Patterson. Mr. Creeger was born in Boston, Mass. on December 9, 1921, and grew up on Long Island, N.Y. He attended Columbia University and obtained an M.B.A. at Harvard prior to being drafted into the Army in 1943. While at Camp Lee, Va. He met Louise Rosenthal and became a permanent Virginian. In 1952, he opened one of the first general rental stores in the commonwealth, expanding to four Aarrow Rent All Stores in Richmond and Charlottesville by the early '70s. By the mid-'70s, son Larry and daughter Carol had joined him in expanding the local rental company into one of the largest special event organizations in America. Aarrow Special Events and Aarrow Rent Alls are still recognized nationwide and by Richmonders for their constant innovations and exceptional service, a hallmark of Mr. Creeger. He was one of the founders and a past President of the American Rental Association, the largest association of its kind in the world. Mr. Creeger was exceptionally proud of his tenure at the helm of the Richmond Retail Merchants Association, and continued to strive to improve business and community well after his retirement. He was devoted to his family and friends and enjoyed travelling with his loved ones to all parts of the world. Mr. Creeger was a member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club for over 50 years. He loved tennis and golf and took up painting later in life. For the past 17 years, the Creegers enjoyed all aspects of the Cedarfield community. Mr. Creeger published the first Cedarfield Digest and continued with the publication until 2011. He was devoted to the residents and staff of the Hermitage at Cedarfield and they were truly devoted to him. There will be a private interment Sunday, December 1 with a memorial service 2 p.m. Monday, December 2 in the Fellowship Hall at Cedarfield, 2300 Cedarfield Pkwy., Henrico, Va. 23233. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives, 1111 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Va. 23220.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on Friday, November 29, 2013
Ned Hood's mother
HOOD, Ann Lee Woodward, 88, went home to the Lord on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Celebrating her reunion with her beloved husband, Norman E. Hood Sr. "Eddie," are their children, Martha Parcell Tingler, Norman E. Hood Jr. "Ned" and wife, Marla, Norma Jane Hood and Rebecca Hood Jones "Becki" and husband, Wally. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Chip Parcell (Shannon), Christopher Parcell (Jill), Jeff Hood, Jennifer Allen and Molly Hood; and seven great-grandchildren, Jordan, Colby, Kaitlyn, Jack, Charlotte, Lauren and Joseph. Ann graduated from John Marshall High School in 1941 and attended Westhampton College on a French scholarship. She and Eddie were married for 46 years and were loving and devoted parents. Her strong faith was a gift that she shared with many throughout her life. She was a charter member of Reveille United Methodist Church, more recently worshipped at Messiah Christian Church, and actively participated for many years in the ministries of the Richmond Emmaus Community, the association of Camps Farthest Out and various prison ministries. The family will receive friends at the Parham Road Chapel of Woody Funeral Home on Thursday and Friday evenings from 7 until 9 p.m., and at 10 a.m. Saturday prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service. Following the service, interment will be at Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad in gratitude for their selfless service to the community. Online condolences may be offered at www.woodyfuneralhome.com.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on Friday, November 7, 2013
John Levy's father
LEVY, Laurence H., 97, of Richmond, passed away October 8, 2013. He was married to Nancy Galeski Levy from 1945 until her death in 2003. He is survived by his beloved companion, Maria Waters; sons, John and wife, Judith, Allen and wife, Beth, and Raymond; and grandchildren, Shana Levy Passman (Sandler), Bram J. Levy, Rachel H. Levy, Laura E. Levy and Cara R. Levy; great-grandson, Rowan Eli Passman. In addition, Laurence is survived by his two sisters-in-law, Barbara Rothschild and Barbara Levy; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was honorably discharged as a captain in the U.S. Army after serving his country during WWII. Laurence was president of Modern Woodwork/Modern School Equipment, Inc. from 1947 until 1982, after which he served as a bankruptcy trustee for the Federal Bankruptcy Court. He was very active during the 1960s in Richmond politics and he served the city's personnel board for numerous years. Throughout most of his life, Laurence loved playing tennis, world traveling, hosting his weekly political discussions, watching his flower garden bloom in the spring, bird-watching during annual family beach vacations and engaging in lively conversation. The family wishes to thank his wonderful aides, Hellen Baru, Joyce Amakabane, Mary Brown, Juliet Gitahi, Lucy Waweru and Judith Umutesi for all of their love and care over the last several years. In addition, the family is very grateful to Addie Mae Swinson and Nancy Gitati for their love and support always. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 11, at Hebrew Cemetery, Hospital and N. 4th Streets. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to a charity of your choice.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on October 10, 2013
Jack Colan's mother
FOSTER, Winnie "Mimmie." Winnie, known to family and friends as Mimmie, peacefully departed on the morning of September 18, 2013 at age 87. She was constantly surrounded by loving family and friends and never knew a stranger. Born in Louisville, Ky., Winnie was the second child of Maurine and Kirby Kitterman. She spent her adult life in Richmond, Va., after moving here with her first husband, Johnny Colan. She returned to Kentucky often to visit with family and lifelong friends. In Richmond, she raised her family with exceptional love, generosity, boundless energy, humor and wonderful food. Her descendants all inherited her joy of laughter and her affection for creating special meals for their loved ones. She is survived by her adoring family: her son, Jack Colan (Donna); her daughter, Connie Chisholm (Bruce); seven grandchildren, Raine Salhab (Naji), Windi Perrow, Kimball Mapp (Jeff), Katelyn Chisholm, Carter Hathaway (Kevin), John Colan and Christopher Colan. Mimmie also enjoyed being entertained by her five great-grandchildren, Kadin, Ferran, Brantley, Nora and Kieran. Also survived by two loving sisters, Margie Baltes and Betty Jo Tillman; and was loved by three stepchildren, Rich, Bev and John and their extended families. She was predeceased by her husband, Ed Foster, the love of her life. She was fortunate to have lifelong friendships which she nurtured for many decades, both in Richmond and Louisville. Mimmie would tell you that the one thing she needed was "people." She possessed a unique and special gift: her ability to put others at ease, giving anyone she met a sense that they were special. People of all ages treasured her spunk and passion for life and anyone she knew or even met loved her. Our family would like to recognize the wonderful caregivers who provided constant and loving support, especially Sara, Kim, Dr. Yanni and Aimee, and the gentle hospice staff members from Bon Secours. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, at Woody Funeral Home on Parham Road, where a memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, September 23. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities or Make-A-Wish Foundation. Condolences may be left at www.woodyfuneralhomeparham.com
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on Saturday, September 21, 2013
Ronnie Harmon's mother
HARMON, Leatrice Burns, of Richmond, widow of Joe Dana Harmon, passed away peacefully at home, in her sleep on June 12, 2013. She was born October 4, 1924 in Niota, Tennessee. She is survived by her son, Ronald Joe Harmon and his wife, Anne Munsey Harmon; her grandson, Ronald Vance Harmon and his wife, Christy Burns Harmon; two great-granddaughters, Virginia Anne Harmon and Margaret Stafford Harmon; and her niece, Jane Ownby Wells and her husband, James Wells. She had fond memories of her grandpups, "Frosty" and "Coach." The family wishes to express their appreciation to "Ric" Ricca for his loving and faithful companionship to Leatrice. Mrs. Harmon had been a member of Reveille United Methodist Church since 1958. A service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at Greenwood 30 minutes prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Richmond SPCA or Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Road, Richmond, Va. 23221. Arrangements are by the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on June 13, 2013
Lynne Rachal Chamber's husband
CHAMBERS, James Layne "Jim" Jr., passed away November 30, 2012. He was born in Longview, Texas, on August 23, 1945. On June 21, 1969 hemarried the former Lynne Rachal, also of Richmond. Educated at Virginia Tech, he worked for many years as an engineer at IDI and DuPont before owning his own small businesses, Construction Service Graphics and later, Chambers Upholstery. Throughout his life he was devoted to ministry and service. He served as a Deacon, an Elder, and Clerk of Session at St. Giles Presbyterian Church. He considered it a privilege to serve through teaching, most recently on the book of Jeremiah, and as a Lay Pastor to two retirement communities, Elmcroft and The Crossings at Bon Air. He served as a Stephen Minister to those in need and enjoyed the community Bible study group, "Second Half." Beloved for his humility, friendship, warmth and dry sense of humor, it would be difficult for even the stiffest of strangers to remain uncharmed by his kindness and sincerity. His deepest desire was not to build his own reputation, but to make known the love and hope of Christ to those around him. Besides his wife, he is survived by his three children and their spouses, David Chambers (Jara), Erin Holbrook (Grant) and Blair Bigelow (Will); one granddaughter, Olivia Eleonor Chambers (with whom he had a game of elbow bumping "hello" and "goodbye" whenever they were together); and younger brother, John David Chambers (Kathy) of Williamsburg. Jim was eagerly awaiting the birth of two more granddaughters in December and February. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Giles Presbyterian Church. The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to St. Giles in his memory.
Garna Kraft's husband
Garna Kraft was a Guidance Counselor at TJ
Ted Kraft was an industrial arts/"shop" teacher at Albert Hill
KRAFT, Frederick Gray "Ted" Jr., died January 6, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. He was born on March 16, 1924 in Buffalo, N.Y. He was predeceased by his parents Frederick Gray Kraft Sr. and Grace Pearce Kraft; his wife of 52 years, Garna Blakey Kraft; his sister, Betty Kraft Peebles; and brother, Robert Pearce Kraft. He is survived by his brother, Richard H. Kraft and wife, Marion Gray Courtney Kraft, of Falls Church, Va.; and his brother-in-law, William "Rocky" Peebles of Bon Air, Va. Also surviving him are his nieces and nephews, Dr. Patricia Kraft Vogel and Urban LeJeune, of Tuckerton, N.J., Barbara Kraft Jenkin and Dr. Michael Jenkin of Ponte Vedra, Fla., Robert Kraft of New Port Ritchey, Fla., Thomas Kraft of Houston, Texas, Catherine Kraft Fratter and Jeff Fratter of Quinton, Va., Richard Kraft Jr. and Joanne Kraft of Reston, Va., Katherine Kraft Cohen and Marshall Cohen of Newton, Mass., Melissa Courtney and Tim Calkins of Reston, Va., and Beth Peebles of Bon Air, Va. His late wife's nieces and nephews surviving are Robert Thompson and Dorothy Wilson of Washington, D.C., Reverend William Thompson and Nicki Thompson of Taylors, S.C., James Thompson of St. Louis, Mo., Beth Thompson Luddington and Dr. John Luddington of Houston, Texas, Janet Thompson Billingsley and Dr. Gary Billingsley of Martinez, Ga., Anne and Dr. David Brown of Charlottesville, Va., and T. Mark Daly of Fresno, Calif. Mr. Kraft attended Richmond Public Schools, RPI, and received a B.S. degree from William and Mary in 1951. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army 1943 to 1946, stationed in the Aleutian Islands. Mr. Kraft taught for the Richmond City Public Schools for 30 years, retiring from Albert H. Hill Middle School in 1981. He and his late wife had been members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church at Hanover Court House since 1962, where he served on the Vestry and as Senior Warden. He represented St. Paul's at the Virginia Diocese Yearly Conference for 20 years. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 8050 St. Paul's Road, Hanover, Va. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Garna Blakey Kraft Shrine Mont Scholarship Fund, St. Paul's Church, P.O. Box 441, Hanover, Va. 23069.
Elizabeth Kent Perkins
(1985 class reunion)
Elizabeth Perkins NEBO Mrs. Elizabeth Kent Riley Perkins, 65, of Nebo, passed away Thursday, Jan 3, 2013, at Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville, following a brief illness. Elizabeth was born Aug. 5, 1947, in Richmond, Va., to the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence (Alice Clarke) Kent. She was a member of the 7th St. Christian Church in Richmond, Va. She attended Radford College and was previously employed as a medical technician and was an accomplished homemaker. She was known as a "second mama" to many, especially those in the Concord High School Band during the early 90's. Loved by children and adults, she gave a piece of herself to every person she met. More tributes may be found at
carepages.com/elizabeth rileyperkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Douglas Kent; and one grandson, Jacob Harts. Survivors include four children, David L. Riley and Tripp and Dixon; Elizabeth Riley Harts (Roger) and Noah and Landon; Anne Riley Bernier (Steve) and Michael and Luke; and Christopher Riley. She is also survived by her husband, Charles Daniel Perkins, and his sons, Brian and Danny; and her sister, Alice Kent
Roye. A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Marion, officiating will be the Rev. Carroll Miller. The family is grateful to the staff of Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville and particularly the Palliative Care Team there. They are planning a memorial gift of music through the Mission Hospital Palliative Care Service and details can be found at
carepages.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to this project or to a charity of your choice . An online guestbook and obituary is available at heritagefuneral
services.com. Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Perkins family.
Published in The McDowell News on January 6, 2013
Games, John - We have received notice that Johnny passed away December 24, 2012. He was living in Stockton, California. Arrangements are incomplete, but the family believes there will be a memorial service sometime this month (January 2013).
Paul Gergoudis's Father
GERGOUDIS, Col. Lewis, U.S. Army (retired), 93, of Richmond, Va., passed
away peacefully on December 20, 2012. He was preceded in death by his
beloved wife of 68 years, Fannie Gergoudis; and is survived by his four
children, Paul (Aspasia) Gergoudis of New York, Arthur (Sophia) Gergoudis,
Patricia (Chris) Coureas of Virginia Beach and Rick (Elaine) Gergoudis;
and his nine grandchildren, Dean Gergoudis, Luke Gergoudis, Christopher
Coureas, Kellie Gergoudis, Stephanie Gergoudis, Thea Gergoudis, Franklin
Gergoudis, Maria Gergoudis and Harry Alexander Coureas. Born April 11,
1919, in Passaic, N.J., Lew graduated from Emerson High School in 1938. He
played the violin in the school orchestra, participated in athletics and
was described by classmates as "cordial, fun-loving, and
good-hearted." When war broke out in April of 1942 (and after his
employer refused to give him a $1.00 raise), he volunteered as a private
in the United States Army. During the war he was promoted initially to
lieutenant and ultimately commanded a unit which was awarded Battle
Participation Credit for the Southern Philippines Campaign. He also
participated in the initial occupation of Japan. After the war, Lew
remained in the active reserve and graduated from the Army Command and
General Staff School in 1960. After 37 years of service to his country, he
retired from the Army in 1979 with the rank of full Colonel. In addition
to his country, Lew loved his family and his Greek Orthodox faith. He
cherished his wife, his children and his church. He worked tirelessly to
be able to educate his children and was proud to establish a scholarship
fund for deserving students sponsored by the American Hellenic Educational
Progressive Association. He was a devoted member, past president (during
construction of the Cathedral in 1960), and a trustee of Saints
Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Richmond. Lew was known
to always welcome newcomers and documented many important events with an
old-fashioned 8 mm movie camera. Lew was a self-made man and wore many
"hats." He owned and operated a dry cleaning business, a
furniture store and later became a licensed investment broker with Lombard
Securities. Even in an intensely competitive work place, younger
colleagues were inspired by Lew's sensibility and unyielding willingness
to lend a helping hand. Always true to his Yankee roots, Lew would often
joke that after meeting "the prettiest girl in Richmond," he
would remain in the South, "temporarily," for 68 years. Lew and
his wife, Fannie, became one, especially since she never learned to drive,
and they were rarely seen apart. Although a commander in the military, he
remained a personal chauffeur at home. Lew will be remembered for his
courage in the midst of adversity, his self-reliance when the odds were
against him, a quiet fortitude and unconditional love for country, church
and family. A funeral service with full military honors will be held at
10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox
Cathedral. Burial will follow at Westhampton Memorial Park. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Lewis and Fannie Gergoudis Scholarship
Fund, c/o Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30
Malvern Ave., Richmond, Va. 23221.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from December 21 to December 22, 2012
Arthur "Buddy" Nixon's mother
NIXON, Margaret J.,
90, departed this life Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Envoy at the
Meadows in Goochland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur W.
Nixon Jr. She is survived by her son, Arthur W. Nixon III and his wife,
Annette; daughter, Patricia N. Schwab and her husband, Lonnie; three
grandsons, Christopher Nixon and his wife, Melanie, of Rockwall, Texas,
Scott Nixon and his wife, Kerry, of Holly Springs, N.C., Robert Nixon and
his wife, Kriston, of Richmond; two great-grandchildren, Blake and Claire
Nixon of Rockwall, Texas; a sister, Annette Grissom and her husband,
Jimmy. Mrs. Nixon retired from Thalhimers and was a lifetime member of
Tabernacle Baptist Church. The family will receive friends on Sunday,
December 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home,
11020 W. Broad Street. A private graveside service will take place on
Monday at Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's
Association or your
favorite charity .
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from December 1 to December 2, 2012
Jack Greer's Mother
Jane Blair, age 95, died November 26, 2012. Born and raised in Richmond,
Jane Greer was the daughter of Dr. John Robin Blair and Mrs. Ethel Smith
Blair. Her one sister, Nancy Blair Minor, dearly beloved, predeceased her
in 1994. Jane graduated from Collegiate School and married Robert Ward
Greer in 1939, while he was still at the University of Virginia. She
raised three children, and is survived by them and their spouses, Nancy
Greer Pledger and Donald Pledger of Williamsburg, Jack Greer and Bobbie
Greer of Annapolis, Md., and Anne Greer Poh and Dickie Poh of Richmond.
Her memory survives in her three grandchildren, John Stevens, Catherine
Stevens Fischer and David Greer; and in six great-grandchildren, Jayson
Fennimore, Naima Jane Fischer, Lukas Fischer, Maren Stevens, Jeb Stevens
and Scarlett Greer; and a great-great-granddaughter, Lorelei Fennimore.
She is also survived by her first cousin, John P. Schermerhorn of
Gloucester, Va. The family will receive friends beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 29 at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point, followed by
the funeral service at 1 p.m., and burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. in
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond. In our mother's memory, donations may be
sent to the American
Cancer Society , 11835 Canon Boulevard, Suite A102, Newport News, Va.
23606, or to the Parsons Health Care Center at Westminster Canterbury,
1600 Westbrook Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23227, where she spent her final
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from November 27 to November 28, 2012
Larry Creeger's mother
CREEGER, Louise R., passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. She is survived by her loving family, her husband of 68 years, Allan D. Creeger; son, Lawrence Allan Creeger; daughter, Carol Creeger Pope; her grandson, Matthew Allan Creeger; her brother, Gilbert M. Rosenthal and his wife, Fannie; and her cousin, Barbara R. Peskin. She was born February 14, 1922, graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond and from Beaver College in Jenkintown, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Sam and Esther Rosenthal. She enjoyed traveling, meeting people and taking care of loved ones. Other activities she enjoyed were being an avid bridge player, storyteller, and mother. She also was a devoted dog lover and had many pets throughout her life. She taught French at Mary Munford Elementary School and Highland Springs High School. She was the senior class sponsor at Highland Springs High School and as of late still got together with many of her students. She was a life-long member of Temple Beth Ahabah. She loved her hometown of Richmond and the state of Virginia. She was devoted to the residents and staff of the Hermitage at Cedarfield and they were devoted to her. There will be a private interment Wednesday, November 7, 2012, followed by a funeral and memorial service at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Cedarfield, 2300 Cedarfield Pkwy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives, 1109 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Va. 23220 or the Richmond Animal League, 11401 International Drive, Richmond, Va. 23236.
Paul Gergoudis's Mother
GERGOUDIS, Fannie Gaffres,
90, of Richmond, Virginia, beloved wife of Colonel Lewis Gergoudis; and
cherished mother of Paul (Aspasia) Gergoudis of New York, Arthur
(Sophia) Gergoudis, Patricia (Chris) Coureas of Virginia Beach, and Rick
(Elaine) Gergoudis, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 26,
2012. Fannie Gergoudis was the daughter of Aristedes and Lefkothea
Costacaros; and an inspiration and gift to her grandchildren, Dean
Gergoudis, Luke Gergoudis, Christopher Coureas, Kellie Gergoudis,
Stephanie Gergoudis, Thea Gergoudis, Franklin Gergoudis, Maria Gergoudis
and Harry Alexander Coureas. Fannie graduated from Thomas Jefferson High
School. She loved to read and aspired to be a librarian. Her only
requests were a ride to church, the Sunday New York Times, and an
occasional free gift from Lancome. She dreamed of travel and kept
Thalhimers and Miller and Rhoads in business for many years! She was a
devoted member of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral,
where she served as an active member of The Ladies Philoptochos Society
and the Cathedral choir. She worked for the United States Selective
Service for many years and later as an advisor for the Small Business
Administration until the age of 83. Fannie will always be remembered as
a caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her memory
will continue to grace all those who loved her and will serve as a
reminder to live life to the fullest. She will be greatly missed and
forever adored. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday (today) at Bliley's
Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave., with a Trisagion Prayer Service to follow at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Burial will follow in Westhampton Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Ave., Richmond, Va. 23221.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on September 27, 2012
Joe Segal's Mother
SEGAL, Muriel Tuchler, 90, passed away July 8, 2012, in Stockton, California. She was born in Allentown, Pa., to Frances and Milton Tuchler, and graduated from Cedar Crest College in 1944. She married S. Lewis Segal in 1946 and resided in Richmond, Va., until 2010, when she moved to Portland, Oregon, to be near her son, Marty. Mrs. Segal is survived by her four children, Joe Segal of Falls Church, Va., Steve and Elsie Segal of El Cerrito, Calif., Phyllis and Dave Gould of Alton Bay, N.H., and Marty Segal and Shanna Eller of Stockton, Calif.; and eight grandchildren, Ben Segal, Jeff Segal, Emily Segal, Nathaniel Segal, Carmela Segal, Kimberly Gould, Aaron Segal and Camden Segal. A memorial service, with reception following, is planned for Monday, August 13, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Ahabah, 1117 W. Franklin Street, Richmond, Va.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on August 10, 2012
Coach Charles Clark Cooper
COOPER, Charles Clark, 92, of Henrico County, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 surrounded by his loving family, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was a native of Bluefield, Virginia. Charlie attended the University of Virginia where he was an outstanding football player. He was voted a team captain for his junior year, but left school after his sophomore year to join the Marines after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He was wounded in the battle of Iwo Jima for which he received a Purple Heart. He was unable to play football again due to his injury, so he began his long and successful coaching career. After graduating from the University of Virginia, he taught and coached in Chase City, Bluefield, and Marion, Va. before coming to Richmond to teach, coach and serve as athletic director at Thomas Jefferson High School, until his retirement in 1985. After retiring, he enjoyed carving ducks, going to the YMCA, volunteering at the Virginia Home, and gardening. He was preceded in death by his parents, A. O. and Mary Brown Cooper; his sister, Helen Honaker (Jim) and his first wife, Peggy Allen Cooper. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marian P. Cooper; his children, Christy Bull, Clark Cooper (Ellen), Tom Cooper (Joan); his step children, Bill Finch (Gail), Diane Maxey (Alan); his grandchildren, Anne, Ben, Kira, Sara, Matt, Jill, and Ashley; his step grandchildren, Cam, Chase, and Nichole; two great-grandchildren, Alex and Carolyn; also his niece, Mary Clark Cassidy (Sam). The Family would like to thank Bon Secours and caregivers, Rose Thomas, Cathy Morris and John Mukuria for their loving care and dedicated service. A memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012 at the Parham Chapel Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd. Interment Greenwood Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1101 Horsepen Rd., Henrico, Va. 23229, the Tuckahoe Family YMCA, 9211 Patterson Ave., Richmond, Va. 23229 or Bon Secours Hospice, 8580 Magellan Pkwy., Richmond, Va. 23227. Condolences may be made at www.woodyfuneralhomeparham.com
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from June 15 to June 16, 2012
Mary Jo Wright Atterholt's Husband
ATTERHOLT, Jerry,age 59, of Midlothian and Urbanna, died Friday, May 25, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo Atterholt; daughters, Ashby K. Pond, Sarah M. Jencik, Carter C. Hathaway; and a grandson, Kieran Hathaway. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2012 at Christ Episcopal Church, Christchurch. Arrangements by Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Saluda.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on May 31, 2012
BENJAMIN WALKER III
WALKER, Benjamin Harrison III, 67, of Richmond, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Holzbach Walker;
brother, J. Sterling Walker and his wife, Mary Hardin, of Hilton Head, S.C.; nephew, Bradford Harrison Walker of Charleston, S.C.; and uncle, Wm. Howard Walker and his wife, Sally, of Walkerton, Va. Mr. Walker was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served in Vietnam. He was a Purple Heart recipient. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Avenue. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on April 25, 2012
Lynda Alston Bare's and Richard Alston's Father
Charles Allen Jr., 92, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2012. Born in
Richmond on November 19, 1919, he attended John Marshall High School where
he met the love of his life, Katherine Marie Bassett. They were married in
1940 and raised three children in Richmond's West End. Katherine preceded
him in death, dying in 2001, after 61 years of marriage. During World War
II, he worked for DuPont in south Richmond. Throughout his life he often
talked about his experiences there. Following the war, he left DuPont and
went to work for the American Oil Company where he worked until his
retirement. In his final years, he always endeared himself to his
caretakers with his sense of humor and his frequent expressions of
appreciation for their care. He is survived by his children, Charlotte
Marie Chandler, Richard Allen Alston and his wife, Patricia, and Lynda
Alston Bare and her husband, Doug, all of Richmond. He is also survived by
five grandchildren, Christopher Alston and his wife, Krista of Richmond,
Katherine Winckler and her husband, Richard, also of Richmond, Julie Wargo
and her husband, Steve, of Laurel, Maryland, Gary Alston and his wife,
Jennifer, of Hanover, Virginia and Andrew Chandler and his wife, Sarah, of
Richmond. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, Charles Alston,
Jack Alston, Chris Winckler, Alex Winckler, Kinsley Wargo, Carson Wargo,
Rebecca Alston, Josh Alston, Grace Alston and Preston Chandler. The family
wishes to express its sincere thanks to Medi Home, Health and Hospice and
to the administrators, caregivers and other staff of Parkside at Beth
Sholom. A private graveside ceremony is planned at Greenwood Memorial
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to:
Parkside Assisted Living at Beth Sholom in honor of Charles Alston, 1550
John Rolfe Parkway, Richmond, Virginia 23238.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from April 15 to April 16, 2012
Michael Mandel's Mother
MANDEL, Harriette Klaff, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Benjamin Mandel. A native of Norfolk, Va., she worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Drug Mart Company and Perl Distributing. She is survived by her children, Rhona and Irving Blank and Barbara and Michael Mandel; her grandchildren, Lisa and Rick Looney, Susan and Jonathan Blank of Charlottesville, Va., Jodi and Jordan Hirschfield of Atlanta, Ga., and Jennifer and Matthew Mandel of Gaithersburg, Md.; her sister-in-law, Irene Blum; and her brother-in-law, Abe Mandel, both of Norfolk; and many loving nieces and nephews. Harriette lived to enjoy all of her nine great-grandchildren, Lev and Ari Looney, Noah and Emmy Hirschfield, Ryan Mandel and Madeline, Alexandra, Caroline and Isabel Blank. A long-standing member of Temple Beth-El, funeral services will be held at the Chapel at Richmond Beth-El Cemetery at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Tuesday, April 3 at 11 a.m. A special thank you to her devoted friend, Trinidad Serrano; and the wonderful caregivers. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Beth Shalom Life Care Community, or the Sam Brooke Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 800168, Charlottesville, Va. 22908.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on April 3, 2012
Ronnie Feibish Thomas's Mother
FEIBISH, Lillian Cohen, 90, passed away March 28, 2012. Born May 7, 1921, in Richmond, to Louis and Molly Cohen, she was predeceased by her husband, Hyman R. Feibish; daughter, Carol Feibish; and sisters, Ruth Meyerhoffer, Blanche Shapiro and Jean Barley. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah, and a longtime member of the Jewish Community Center and Keneseth Beth Israel. She volunteered at the Beth Sholom Home, the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. Lillian and her husband were proprietors of several neighborhood grocery stores, the last being Budget Food Store, from which they retired and then divided their time between Boca Raton, Fla., and Richmond. "Bubbie" delighted in making her opinions known, in telling stories about long-ago Richmond, and in talking to anyone, about anything. She loved her large extended family dearly, and enjoyed being the most senior member of the Cohen Family Club. For the last four years, she was an active resident of Beth Sholom Gardens. She is survived by her children, Marlene Feibish Hutcher (Gary) of Greenville, S.C., Ronnie Feibish Thomas of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., David S. Feibish (Pam) of Richmond, Barbara Rae Feibish of Wellington, Fla., and Terri Lynn Gilleece of Fort Lauderdale; grandchildren, Andrew M. Hutcher (Gayle), Holly Hutcher-Shamir (Nachum), Ashley S. Feibish, Monica R. Marcello and Martha J. Gilleece; and great-grandchildren, Jordan H. Shamir, Alexandra M. Shamir and Lilly A. Hutcher. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave. Interment to follow at Sir Moses Montifiore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Lung Association or to Keneseth Beth Israel.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from March 29 to March 30, 2012
Raithel, grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He was graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1971 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. In 1973, he obtained a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering with a specialty in Computer Science and Applications, also from
VPI. He was in the first (and very small) class of this newly created specialty. At the time, computer science was only just beginning to emerge into the academic mainstream. He is survived by his daughter, Laura Lindsay Hind, his daughter's beloved guide dog, Apollo, who loved John and kept vigil to the end; his sister, Eleanor Hind Smith, of Portland, Maine; sister-in-law, Martha Clark Goss, of Hopewell, New Jersey; and lifelong friends, M. Johns Gray III, of Richmond, Va. and Thomas Gee of Clifton, Virginia. His beloved wife of 33 years, Virginia Clark Hind, passed away in July of 2010. John had a lifelong interest in electronics that evolved into computer software development that led to a 35-year career at IBM during which he became a Senior Programmer, was recognized as a "Master Inventor" and received over 200 patents. Approximately half were international patents. In December, 2010, he received the "Thirty-Second Plateau Invention Achievement Award" from IBM. When John was much younger, he worked as a consultant for the Navy and helped salvage a computer system that had stumped 19 prior "experts". After six months, he got it working and then told the Navy to scrap it and start fresh. It was a testament to his brilliance and stubbornness. He had an extraordinary capacity to put the technical and the complex into intelligible English. Despite his capabilities, John was always approachable and willing to assist others both professionally or personally. John was always interested in the future and its vast possibilities, a trait that soon led him to the speculative world of science fiction. He was an avid fan of Star Trek, attending numerous of its conventions with his daughter, Laura and his best friends, Tom Gee and Johns Gray. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel of Raleigh Memorial Park. Flowers will be accepted, however, memorials may be made to the
ASPCA, or a charity of one's choice in memory of John. Condolences to the family at
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on February 19, 2012
ABBOTT, Stephen J., 64, of Powhatan, passed away on February 16, 2012. He was an active member of the ACCA Shriners since 1974. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Acree (CA) Abbott. Steve was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Ruth Ann; children, Stephen J Abbott Jr. (Cameron), David Christopher Abbott and Stephen H. Goodwin II (Tina) of Texas; mother, Nancye Jones Abbott of Richmond; brother, Charles (Terry); many grandchildren, Brendan Cole, Harrison Scott, Katherynn Tayte Abbott of Texas, Emily and Carey Goodwin of Fort Hood, Texas. A graveside service will be conducted Monday, February 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. in Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fine Creek No. 1 Volunteer Fire Department, 1825 Huguenot Trail, Powhatan, Va. 23139.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on February 19, 2012
Cheryl Sporn Gross's Sister
Sporn, 83, died February 19, 2012. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jean K. Sporn
Scherr; her father, Michael Sporn; and her husband, Albert J. Wasserman, M.D.,
F.A.C.P. She is survived by her brother, Dr. I. Norman Sporn (Patricia); her sister, Cheryl Rose Sporn Gross (William); her daughters, Gail W. Hart (Julian), Rae S. Rosenthal (Jay), Cantor Beth W. Rosenfeld (Rabbi Ira); and her six grandchildren, Micah Hart (Joanna) and Carlyn Butcher (Steve), Evan and Shira Rosenthal and Jonah and Eli Rosenfeld; as well as nieces, Ellyn Butler (Raymond), Karen Franco (Allan); nephew, David Sporn (Alisa); great-nephews, Nissim Franco, Isaac Franco, Scott Butler and Daniel
Sporn; and great-nieces, Luna Rosendorf (Baruch), Michelle Butler, Talia Franco and Kayla
Sporn. Martele graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, attended the College of William and Mary, and graduated from the Richmond Professional Institute (now
VCU). She was secretary for many years to Dr. William T. Sanger, president of
MCV. She was president of the Beth Sholom Auxiliary and a lifelong member of Temple Beth-El. She was a chocoholic and was happiest when surrounded by her family at their beach house in Virginia Beach. Funeral services will be held at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Avenue, on Tuesday, February 21, at 2:30 p.m., followed by interment at Beth-El Forest Lawn. Shiva will take place at Beth Sholom Gardens, 2001 Lauderdale Drive. Memorial contributions can be made to the Playpen Pals Fund at Temple Beth-El, 3330 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23221, or the Albert J. Wasserman, M.D. Student Award in Pharmacology, c/o the Medical College of Virginia Foundation at P.O. Box 980234, Richmond, Va. 23298-0234.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on February 21, 2012
Susan Foster Stanley's Father
FOSTER, Harry Holland Jr., 89, of Richmond, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012. He is survived by two daughters, Susan F. Stanley and her husband, Harry P. Stanley, and Eileen F. Beane and her husband, Albert T. Beane Jr.; four grandchildren, Sarah M. Buss and her husband, David, Elizabeth L. Muse, A. Tyson Beane III and Ellen W. Beane; a great- granddaughter, Hartley G. Buss; and his brother, William C. Foster and his wife, Angela. Mr. Foster was preceded in death by Hilda W. Foster; and his sister, Betty M. Foster. He was proud of his service in the Army during World War II, and of his career as an architect. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, January 30, at Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Interment will follow in Westhampton Memorial Park. Parking for the service will be available on the perimeter of Monroe Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1503 Michaels Road, Richmond, Va. 23229, where he had been a resident for 12 years.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from January 27 to January 29, 2012
"Sonny" Charles J. Walker
WALKER, "Sonny" Charles Joseph, 66, passed away January 17, 2012. He was born in Richmond and proud to be from Byrd Park. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, where he was an outstanding left-handed pitcher for the baseball team. He retired after 35 years with the U.S. Postal Service. Sonny is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years who was his childhood sweetheart, best friend and soul mate, Shelia Katz Walker. He is also survived by his cherished daughter, Amy Walker Delony; son-in-law, Kevin L. Delony; his greatest joys, his grandchildren, Rachel and Connor Delony; his sister, Linda Waldron and family; and many devoted friends and adopted family. Services will be held 2 p.m. on Friday, January 20, at Bliley's-Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Road, followed by entombment at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on January 19 to January 20, 2012
STRATTON, James Norman, 64, of Richmond, departed this life on December 31, 2011, surrounded by his family. His death was the result of complications with lung cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, William R. and Opal F. Stratton. Jim was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. He proudly served his country for 11 years in the U.S. Army, three of which he volunteered for duty in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal for his actions in combat. He was most proud of being a "Trooper" with the First Cavalry Division. He was last employed with Nelsen Funeral Home. He loved sitting on his boat fishing and spending time with friends and family. His smile and cheerful disposition will be missed by all. Surviving are his brother, William M. Stratton and his fiancée, Jennie B. Huffman, of Richmond; "The Huffanets," whom he considered his nieces, Tara, Haylee, Page and Sydney, of Richmond; an aunt, Naomi F. Bowes of Richmond; and several cousins and friends. A celebration of his life will be held on January 14, 2012, 4:30 p.m., at Sitter-Barfoot Veterans Care Center, 1601 Broad Rock Blvd., Richmond, Va. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the 1st Cavalry Division Association, 302 N. Main, Copperas Cove, Texas 76522-1703, or a Vietnam veterans association, and remember to thank any veteran you may meet for their service to our country.
Arlene Messler Harrell's husband
HARRELL, Ronald L., 66, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on August 23 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Arlene Messler Harrell; sons, Illya, Dylan and his wife, Kim; stepdaughters, Lisa Rogerson and her husband, Rick Rickman, Sarah Ratcliffe; three grandchildren, Riggs Rickman, Sullivan Ratcliffe and Xaiden Harrell. He is also survived by a brother, Dan Wilburn and his wife, Sue; and many nieces and nephews. Ron was a lover of music and slipped away listening to a CD he made. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, August 26 at Or-Ami at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 12609 Patterson Ave., Richmond, Va. 23238. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Heartland Hospice, or Virginia Cancer Center.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on August 24, 2011
Clayton "Rick" Rechenbach (former Albert Hill Principal)
RECHENBACH, Clayton H. "Rick," 92, died on August 20, 2011. He was born in Bright, Indiana to the late Henry and Stella Rechenbach and was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Scottie; daughter, Glenda; and a grandson, William. He is survived by three children, Ron (Nancy Marston), Marilyn Johnson (Randy), and Doug (Jane); five grandchildren, Travis, Erik, Elizabeth, Sara and Merida Marston; and his devoted friend, Ann King. He received his Bachelors degree from Purdue University and a Masters from University of North Carolina. Rick served during WW II in the U.S. Navy (Lt.-Senior Grade) and was an active member of Ginter Park United Methodist Church. He was employed by Richmond Public Schools for over 40 years as a coach and educator (Manchester, John Marshall) and principal (Albert Hill, Fisher). Rick's John Marshall 1954 basketball team won the State Championship. He was a college basketball official in both the Southern and ODAC conferences. After his retirement, Rick and Scottie moved to Ocean Resorts in Fort Pierce, Florida where he was an avid tennis player. Upon returning to Richmond in the 1990's, they became members of Trinity United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3602 Hawthorne Ave., Richmond, Va. 23222 on Tuesday August 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 903 Forest Ave., Richmond, Va. 23229 on August 24th at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Youth Missions, Ginter Park United Methodist Church or www.familiesofthewoundedfund.org
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on August 22, 2011
By: VIC DORR JR. | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Published: August 24, 2011
Those who knew him in passing say Clayton "Rick" Rechenbach was a fine coach. Those who knew him well say he was a better human being.
Mr. Rechenbach, a World War II veteran, an educator with the Richmond Public Schools system for more than 40 years and a championship basketball coach at John Marshall High School, died Saturday. He was 92. Acquaintances recall him as an inherently decent individual who didn't stop teaching when the school day ended and basketball practice began.
"What a wonderful man," said former Highland Springs and J.R. Tucker football coach Al Rinaldi. "I don't believe I ever heard him raise his voice. I don't believe I ever heard him say a bad word about anyone. Everyone liked him. And his (players) — well, they loved him."
Mr. Rechenbach guided John Marshall to a state championship in basketball in 1954. Longtime area coach and game official Bill Chambers, who attended John Marshall and grew up watching the Justices in the early 50s, said Mr. Rechenbach's knack for molding a team extended far beyond X's and O's.
Chambers said Mr. Rechenbach "always had a smile on his face. He was always very positive when he talked to you. He had some very good players (at John Marshall), sure, but the thing he did so well was find a way to bring out the best in everyone else."
Chambers said Mr. Rechenbach's Justices embodied the concept of "no 'I' in 'team'. They always played so well together."
Mr. Rechenbach, a native of Bright, Ind., served during World War II as a Naval officer. He was asked by another officer, former heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney, to help lead a physical fitness program for Navy personnel in Norfolk.
Mr. Rechenbach's career as an educator included a 21-year term (1956 through 1977) as the principal at Albert Hill Junior High School. His involvement with basketball extended to the college game. He officiated Southern Conference and ODAC contests.
Survivors include sons Ron and Doug and daughter Marilyn, and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Richmond.
Emily Sterling's Mother
STERLING, Deborah, 88, of Richmond, passed away August 11, 2011. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Larry N. Sterling. She will be missed by her daughter, Emily Sterling; and grandson, Josh Sterling. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 12 (today) at the Beth-El Cemetery in Forest Lawn. Contributions may be made to Chabad of Virginia, 212 Gaskins Road, Richmond, Va. 23238, or Rudlin Torah Academy 12285 Patterson Ave., Richmond, Va. 23238.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on August 12, 2011
Sally Anne Talmage Kingsley
KINGSLEY, Sally A., 63, was called to be with her Lord, July 9, 2011. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, two granddaughters, and a great friend in her former husband. Sally will be remembered for her strong faith through a long battle with cancer, never wavering that God was in control and that her life was a testimony of His Grace. A memorial service will be held on July 17, 4 p.m. at Grove Avenue Baptist Church, 8701 Ridge Rd., Richmond, Va. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to "Words Of Victory," www.wordsofvictory.net.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on July 15, 2011
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Sue Kessler Yerby's Mother
KESSLER, Leona W., born December 7, 1917, passed away June 17, 2011. She was preceded in death her husband, Louis D. Kessler. She is survived by her sons, Larry and Paul Kessler; daughters, Sue Yerby (Pat) and Khaki Wray ("Perfect" Bill); seven grandchildren, Kevin Kessler (Nicole), Jason Kessler, Patrick Yerby (Jody Hyvarinen), Ryan Yerby (Charlyn), Tripp Wray, Kim McKnight (Guyon), Matt Kessler; two great-grandchildren, Anthony and Avery Yerby; daughter-in-law, Linda Kessler; brother, Harold Winston (Beck). Leona graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1933, where she was a basketball player and in the Iota Gamma Phi Sorority. She and her husband ran a retail business, Kessler's, on Hull Street for over 30 years. She later joined her husband in real estate. Leona was a volunteer at the Science Museum for 15 years. The family would like to thank Diane Jones for making Mom's life so much better the past five years. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 20, at Hebrew Cemetery, 4th and Hospital Streets, Richmond, Va. 23219. The family requests no flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 4600 Cox Rd., Ste. 130, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from June 19 to June 20, 2011
Eugene "Gene" Jr., 65, of Richmond, passed away May 15, 2011. He
was preceded in death by his son, Richard Grant Taylor; and is survived by
two nieces, Kelly Lane and Angie Barfield; one nephew, Zackery Taylor; and
a devoted friend, John Miller and family. Mr. Taylor was a graduate of
Thomas Jefferson High School and retired from AT&T after more than 30
years of service. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday
and Wednesday at Bliley's -Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., where
services will be held 12 noon Thursday. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on May 17, 2011
DILLEY, Stephen Andrew, 63, of Richmond, died March 26, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Diane Dilley; one son, Parrish Dilley; one stepson, Brad Moritz; stepdaughter, Michelle Leyva; and extended family members. Stephen was a graduate of VCU, and was a U.S. Army veteran with service in Vietnam. He was a retired medical equipment salesman. His remains rest at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the American Diabetes Association or a charity that supports United States military veterans. Online condolences to woodyfuneralhome.com.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on March 29, 2011
Ruth Hendler Kreger's father
David Hendler NORFOLK - David Hendler died Saturday, March 19, 2011 in a local hospital. He was a native of Poland and was the son of the late Israel and Raizel Tuchschneider Hendler and was preceded in death by his wife, Bronia Schwarz Hendler. Mr. Hendler and his wife were both Holocaust survivors, and were members of Congregation Beth El. He retired as an insurance agent from Peoples Life Insurance Company. Survivors include his daughter, Ruth H. Kreger and her husband David L. Kreger, M.D. of Norfolk and two grandchildren, Senta L. Kreger of New York City and Seth A. Kreger and his wife Kimberly of Arlington, Va.; and his great-grandson, Cameron Lukas Kreger. A funeral will be held in the Norfolk chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 22; interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Rabbi Arthur Ruberg, Rabbi Susan Tendler and Cantor Gordon Piltch will officiate Memorial donations may be made to Congregation Beth El or the charity of the donor?s choice. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Hoveland and his staff and the staff of Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center for their exceptional care. Online condolences may be sent to the family at hdoliver.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on March 21, 2011
Bette Chasen Boone's parents
CHASEN, Irvin "Irv" J., passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Richmond, Va. Irv was a remarkable man, devoted husband and father, avid golfer and gifted business leader, writer and speaker. Born 91 years ago, Irv was the "Son" in N. Chasen and Son, a Richmond painting and wallcovering contractor founded by his father, Nathan Chasen in 1914. He attended John Marshall High School and was a 1943 graduate of Virginia Tech, majoring in business administration and enrolled in the officer training program. While attending Virginia Tech, Irv distinguished himself as a leader, football player and student. He was captain of the Battery K Command Unit during his senior year. His unit won the highest honors on the drill field. He was inducted into the honorary Omega Delta Kappa fraternity. He played on football team as both offensive and defensive end, and he won several prestigious awards in the 1942 season. He was one of 22 Virginians selected in the Associated Press as an All American, he was named to First Team All State and he was named "Lineman of the Week" for all Virginia Colleges and Universities. In 1943, he was honored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association as the recipient of the prestigious Williams Award presented annually "to that member of the football squad who demonstrates the highest qualities of leadership and character and the greatest amount of moral influence on his teammates." And finally, in 1992, he was named to the "All Century Team" in honor of Virginia Tech's centennial celebration of its football history from 1892 to 1992. Immediately after graduation, he and Frances married. On April 1, he deployed as a Second Lieutenant in WW II. He fought in the European theater in Patton's army. He distinguished himself on the battlefield and was awarded four separate battlefield ribbons and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He achieved the rank of First Lieutenant. Upon returning from the war, he joined his father's painting and wallcovering company. Applying his business education and officer leadership skills, he grew the company, which celebrates 97 years in business this year. Irv was active in the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA), the trade profession for painting contractors. He chaired the National Cost and Estimating Committee for 10 years and served as the President of the Richmond Chapter of the PDCA. Irv was a gifted speaker, writer and a natural teacher. He founded his management consulting company, Proof, to transform tradesmen into successful businessmen. He presented at more than 47 different trade organizations. His numerous speaking engagements took him all over this country, Canada, and as far away as Australia. For his many years of service and contributions to the painting profession, on March 18, 2004 the PDCA awarded Irv their highest honor, the Al Quilici Award "for exhibiting extreme integrity, professionalism, and devotion towards advancing the goals of the PDCA." In addition to being a successful businessman and speaker, Irv was also an avid golfer with three holes-in-one. He was a longtime member and former president of the Jefferson Lakeside Country Club. He was a member of the Beth Ahabah Synagogue. Irv was a devoted husband to his wife of more than 68 years, Frances Chasen, who preceded him in death.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from March 11 to March 12, 2011
CHASEN, Frances Fullen, of Richmond, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2011 at her home. Born in the Southwestern part of Virginia 91 years ago, she was the daughter of Mary B. Fullen and Aker Fullen. She was the youngest of seven children. Mrs. Chasen moved to Ashland, Va., to live with her oldest sister, Iva Fullen Granger, when she was a teenager. She attended John Marshall High School, where she met her partner for life, Irvin Chasen. After high school graduation, she was employed with Reynolds Tobacco Company, where she worked until she wed. She was a founding member of Phi Sigma Alpha, Epsilon Chapter, where she later was honored as their Woman of the Year and their president. Mrs. Chasen is survived by her husband of 66 years, Irvin J. Chasen; daughter, Bette Chasen Boone of Whitsett, N.C.; son, Richard Jeffrey "Jeff" Chasen of Richmond; grandson, Jeremy T. Boone and his wife, Dawn, of Christiansburg, Va., Adam Gregory Chasen of Raleigh, N.C., and Nathan Michael Chasen of Athens, Ga.; granddaughter, Allison Chasen Rauch and her husband, Spencer, of Charlotte, N.C.; and great-granddaughter, Lindsey Taylor Boone of Christiansburg, Va. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on February 4, 2011
WALLERSTEIN, James M. "Jimmy," 63, was received into heaven February 25, 2011. Mr. Wallerstein was born March 28, 1947 in Richmond, Va., son of Ben and Diane Wallerstein. Mr. Wallerstein was a parishioner at Saint Benedict Catholic Church. James volunteered serving the homeless with Caritas and in a mission to trip to Arizona. He was an avid dog lover and enjoyed long walks with his black lab, Ben. James was a one-of-a-kind, sweet and energetic man who loved life and had a unique sense of humor. He loved to dance, even in the infusion room, and was full of hope and optimism. He had a real faith in Jesus Christ and loved going to holy mass at Saint Benedict and adoration at the Abbey. Jimmy is survived by his daughter, Pamela Michelle Wallerstein; his sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Irving Miller; nephews, David and Scott Miller; his longtime companion, Carolyn Wallerstein; his friends, Gwen Crawford, Ruben and Tim; and his devoted dog, Ben. The family will receive friends 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bliley's - Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Road, where a Christian wake will be held 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at Saint Benedict Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richmond SPCA. "I am in the palm of God's hand."
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on February 27, 2011
Russell Norment - Assistant Principal
(1965 TJ yearbook)
NORMENT, Clarence Russell Jr., of Midway Farm, Hanover, Virginia, born December 16, 1926, died on January 10, 2011. He is survived by a brother, Robert Broaddus Norment of Mechanicsville; close family friend, Brett K. Miller; four nieces, Sarah Cooley (Craig), Susan Copeland (Jeff), JoAnne Price (Bill), and Robinette Glasco (Matt); and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of American Legion, Post 244, Glen Allen, Virginia. He taught in the public schools of Virginia for 32 years; nine years in Prince William County, one year at Highland Springs High School, and the last 22 years at Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, where he served as faculty advisor for the Kiwanis sponsored Key Club. He was awarded the International Key of Honor by Kiwanis International. For the last 29 years, he was employed by Ukrop's/ Martin's Supermarkets. For a number of years, Mr. Norment served on the National Council of Affirmation, an independent voice for United Methodists for Lesbian and Gay Concerns. This group insists that all United Methodists be accepted into full participation in the church. He was a lifelong member of Lebanon United Methodist Church in Hanover. Burial private. A memorial service will be held at Lebanon United Methodist Church, 8492 Peaks Road, Hanover, Virginia 23069, at 11 a.m. on January 29, 2011, with a lunch to follow. Memorial gifts may be made to the Parsonage Fund, Lebanon United Methodist Church.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from January 11 to January 12, 2011
VALENTINE, The Reverend Mann S. VI, better known as "Chip", 63, of Fort Thomas, passed away on December 29, 2010 at his residence. He attended Ohio University from 1968 to 1970 and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy. He then attended Virginia Theological Seminary from 1970 to 1973 and received his Master's in Divinity. He was ordained a deacon by the Episcopal Diocese of Va. at St. James' in Richmond, Va. In December 1973, he was ordained a priest by the Diocese of Southern Va. at Bruton Parish in Williamsburg. Chip served as a priest at St. John's Episcopal Church in Hampton, Va. from 1973 to 1975; All Saints Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va. from 1975 to 1977; Emmanuel Episcopal Church-Brooke Hill in Richmond, Va. from 1977 to 1979; and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Pensacola, Fla. from 1979 to 1983. He also served as priest of Episcopal Churches in Mobile, Ala. from 1983 to 1984; Brewton from 1984 to 1989; Simpsonville from 1989 to 1994; Ashland, Ky. from 1994 to 2010; and his most recent church, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Ft. Thomas from 2009 to 2010. He was born October 19, 1947 in Richmond, Va. to the late Mann S. "Buzz" Valentine V and Dorothy "Dottie" Mays Valentine of Richmond, Va. In 1968, Chip married Mary Blair Truesdell of Richmond, Va., with whom he had a daughter, Melissa Blair V. Ruge (Thomas) of Charleston, S.C. In 1983, he married Sharon Lee Pope of Pensacola, Fla., with whom he had two daughters, Katherine Elizabeth V. Groce (Luke) of Louisville, Ky. and Mariah Lee Valentine of Charleston, S.C. He is also survived by his three younger siblings, brother, James Hedley Valentine (Carol) of Richmond, Va., and sisters, Anne Terry V. Day (James) of Richmond, Va. and Mary Robins V Rudacil (Stan) of Scottsville, Va. Also surviving is his granddaughter, Gabrielle Blair Ruge; and several nieces and nephews. Chip served his community and diocese in numerous ways. Most recently, he served on the Camps and Conferences Board and the Executive Council for the Diocese of Lexington. He served as the presiding judge of the Ecclesiastical Court, and advocated life and dignity in his many terms on the ethics committee at local hospitals. Chip lived his life as a giver to all: a faithful and loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, community leader and priest. After his enormous love for his family, one of his next greatest pleasures was gardening. The abundance of nourishment grown from his beloved garden, from which many friends and family benefitted, mirrored the love with which he nourished those around him. Chip had the gift of making everyone around him feel comfortable, important and valued. His legacy of sharing Christ's love is enormous. His family's sorrow is overshadowed by the joy of knowing he has now heard the words his heart lived for, "well done my good and faithful servant." Praise be to God. A funeral ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 4 p.m. at the Christ Church Cathedral, 116 Market St., Lexington, Ky. A second memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the St. James Episcopal Church, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Chip Valentine Memorial Fund, c/o Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, P.O. Box 610, Lexington, Ky. 40588-0610. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Homes is serving the family. Online condolences can be given at
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from January 1 to January 2, 2011
Steve Budnick's mother
BUDNICK, Ethel Grafman, born 1918 in New York City, passed away on November 18, 2010, after a career with the Appellate Division of the IRS in Richmond, Va. Ethel and her husband of 56 years, Louis, retired to Deerfield Beach, Fla., and enjoyed many of their summers in Virginia and New York. Ethel was predeceased by her husband, Louis; her sisters, Rose and Bess; and her brother, Herman. Ethel and Louis had what she said were the "greatest children in the world." Surviving her are Steven (Susan Muller) Budnick of Atlanta, Ga. and Barbara Budnick (Stuart Alan) Royal of Birmingham, Ala. Ethel created many wonderful memories with her adored grandchildren, Rachael (Matthew) McDonald of Brooklyn, N.Y., Scott Budnick of Los Angeles, Calif., Jeremy (Dayna) Royal, of Birmingham, Ala., and Brian (Laura Elliott) Budnick of Atlanta, Ga.; and two great-grandchildren, Nadia Elaine McDonald of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jacob Levi Royal of Birmingham, Ala. She cherished her very loving relationship with Roberta Cohen Neblett of Richmond, Va.; and appreciated her very special time with Carole Budnick of Dunwoody, Ga. Ethel had a strong love of reading and all types of music, and she played classical piano into her 90s. In their retirement years, she and Louis loved to travel around the world, entertain friends, play cards and walk. Later in her years, she lived in Richmond, but then moved to Atlanta to be more accessible to her children and grandchildren, providing her additional family time with good quality health. We all learned from her the lessons of taking care of yourself, having a sense of humor, giving to charity and spending time with the ones you love. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, November 21, at Sir Moses Montifiore Cemetery, Richmond, Va. Arrangements by Bliley's-Central. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the following charities which Ethel was particularly fond of, Disabled Veterans, Hadassah, and the March of Dimes.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on November 19, 2010
BOWEN, James Leon, 62, of Richmond, passed away Monday, October 25, 2010. He leaves behind his mother, Lucia Bowen; devoted girlfriend, Joan Hughes; numerous relations in North Carolina and Belgium; faithful pets, Nikki and Dixie; and a host of friends. James was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman and lover of nature. He was a 1965 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bliley's-Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., and where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a favorite animal charity.Published in
Richmond Times-Dispatch from October 26 to October 27, 2010
Abramson's mother Edith
Elizabeth Christian CHRISTIAN, Edith Elizabeth, daughter of Elizabeth Potter Christian and the late Raleigh Colston Christian, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010. She is survived by her sisters, Melissa Christian Ralston (Mrs. Edward E. Jr.), Mary Christian James (Mrs. Bruce Beveridge); two nieces, Elizabeth Christian Enochs and Maria Walker Enochs. Edith attended St. Catherine's School and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. She was a member of the Virginia Historical Society, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. She retired from Marsh & Mclennan Insurance, and in her retirement she enjoyed cooking and entertaining her friends. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, in Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from October 17 to October 18, 2010
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from September 17 to September 19, 2010
Edith Elizabeth Christian
CHRISTIAN, Edith Elizabeth, daughter of Elizabeth Potter Christian and the late Raleigh Colston Christian, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010. She is survived by her sisters, Melissa Christian Ralston (Mrs. Edward E. Jr.), Mary Christian James (Mrs. Bruce Beveridge); two nieces, Elizabeth Christian Enochs and Maria Walker Enochs. Edith attended St. Catherine's School and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. She was a member of the Virginia Historical Society, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. She retired from Marsh & Mclennan Insurance, and in her retirement she enjoyed cooking and entertaining her friends. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, in Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.
Kathy Shapiro Wooton's mother
SHAPIRO, Helene Rose Weinfeld, born June 1, 1920, in Richmond, passed away July 20, 2010, at her Monument Avenue home. She was the daughter of Benjamin William and Rose Virginia Weinfeld; sister of Albert G. and Corp B. William Weinfeld Jr.; beloved wife of 28 years to Marion David Shapiro; sister-in-law to Marian S. Benson and Dr. Jerome J. Shapiro. Begun by her father in 1933, Helene ran for 56 years The Specialty Shop, a family menswear business, in downtown Richmond, with her beloved husband, David, and later their son. Helen was an Alumna of University of Richmond, active in USO during WWII, participated in Belle Terre Garden Club, Shimola Golf and Sisterhood at Temple Beth Ahabah. She is survived by daughter, Katherine S. Wootton, her husband, Bill, their daughters, Amy Wootton of Sacramento, Calif., and Lisa Wootton of Tucson, Ariz., and Helene is also survived by her son, William "Bob" Shapiro, his wife, Debbie, their children, Michael David Shapiro of Midlothian and Emily Anne Shapiro of Vienna, Va. A beloved and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and a dear friend to those who knew and loved her, Helene will be greatly missed. Services will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Temple Beth Ahabah, 1111 W. Franklin St., followed by interment at Hebrew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, kindly donate to the American Heart Association or Congregation Beth Ahabah.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on July 24, 2010
OWEN, Donald Thomas "D.O.," 63, of Richmond, passed away Friday morning, June 25, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frances Kitelyn Owen and Floyd Thomas Owen; and his loving aunt, Mary "Tiny" Longmire. Don will be greatly missed by his wife of 33 years, Linda Jeter Owen; daughter, Cheryl Owen Reynolds and her husband, Thomas R. Reynolds Sr.; grandchildren, Amanda "Rosie" Mitchell, Thomas Reed Reynolds Jr., Adreanne Michell Savee and her husband, Christopher R. Savee; aunt, Louise Simons of Blackstone, Va.; and his faithful feline companion, Izzy. A loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, golf partner, softball coach, bar fly and beach bum, D.O. will be missed by numerous other family members and friends. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 Parham Road. A reception will follow at Rare Olde Times Pub at Patterson and Pump Roads. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to SPCA, First Tee, or Tuckahoe Little League.
Helen Clanton Boynton's mother
CLANTON, Ruby Briggs, 86, of Richmond, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010. She was the widow of Jesse Clanton Jr., and is survived by two daughters, Helen C. Boynton and Anita C. Wood; four grandchildren, Jennifer Boynton Lynch, Angelique Marie Bergmann, Charles Lee Ingalls and Michael Lane Wood; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Merle B. Yow and Mary Alice Moran, both of North Carolina. Mrs. Clanton was a retired multi-line adjuster from GAB Business Services. She was a life member of the Richmond Claims Association and founder of the Female Adjusters of Richmond Association. She was a member of the Reveille United Methodist Chancel Choir for 61 years. She was Sergeant Santa's "Chief Elf" for many years. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 7 at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 8 at Reveille United Methodist Church. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Reveille Chancel Choir, 4200 Cary St., Richmond, Va. 23221.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on June 6, 2010
Helen Coleman, English Teacher
COLEMAN, Helen Lenora, 74, died Saturday, May 8, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel J. and Helen Cavanaugh Coleman; and her brother, Daniel J. Coleman III. She is survived by first cousins, James O'Reilly Coleman Jr. (Nancy) of Boothbay Harbor, Maine and Naples, Fla., and Daniel T. Coleman of Naples, Fla.; and numerous cousins of the Gerdts, Disney and Bain families. Helen attended St. Gertrude High School and graduated from Marymount School in Richmond. She went on to graduate Marymount College in Tarrytown, N.Y. and made teaching her career. She taught English at Thomas Jefferson and Henrico High Schools. In 1965, she received the National Teacher of the Year Award. Helen was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 12, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bliley's - Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave., with the Rosary prayed at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bridget Catholic Church at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 13, with interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Contributions in Helen's memory may be made to St. Bridget Catholic Church, 6006 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, Va. 23226.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on May 12, 2010
Robert Franklin "Bob" Blinn, born Oct. 20, 1947 died March 3, 2010 at the Department of Veterans' Affairs Hospice Care Program in Hampton, Va., after a two-year battle with metastatic colon cancer. He was the son of the late Frances Folkes Duncan and Col. Fisher Shinholt Blinn, U.S. Army retired.
Bob is survived by his loving sisters, Suzanne Blinn Rasmusson of Half Moon Bay, Calif., and Barbara Blinn Forbes and her husband Daniel H. Forbes of Suffolk; also his nephew, William Spencer Bryant; and nieces, Amanda McCall and Melissa Dionne.
Bob and his sisters grew up in Richmond, Va. When he was 17 years of age he was involved in an automobile accident and suffered a severe concussion. The aftereffects of his injury significantly impacted his life, limiting his abilities and hopes regarding completing college, having a wife and family, and enjoying success in his career.
Bob joined the Air Force and proudly served in Crete, Greece for two years. After receiving an honorable discharge, Bob began his real estate career in Norfolk. Initially, he owned and operated Homefinders, a housing rental business.
Bob was next associated with Goodman Segar Hogan real estate agency for many years. He was proud to have been recognized several times as "Listing Agent of the Month." He was a member of the HRRA Circle of Excellence.
Bob was most recently associated with Prudential Town Realty. His friendships with his "work buddies" meant so much to him; he knew he could always count on them. Many of these friends came to visit Bob both during his recent hospitalizations and then in hospice care. We are grateful to everyone who showed him kindness and cheer during these difficult times.
Bob had been a member of Parkview Baptist Church in Portsmouth for the last 12 years. A service to celebrate his life will be held at the church on Monday, March 15, at 11 a.m. Our family extends sincere thanks to the Rev. Brittain and church members who prayed for him and visited him.
Bob will be buried at Harmony Grove Baptist Church in Topping, Va. We are moved and happy that members of our extended family will join us there, including Jim and Phyllis Brice and their sons Steven, Michael and Jimmy; as well as their spouses and children.
Our family gratefully thanks the physicians, nurses, and staff at the Hampton Roads Veterans' Hospital and Hospice for the loving care and many acts of kindness they provided to Bob. Social worker Yvonne Bailey and nurse Sarah Mottley always knew the right thing to say, the right thing to do, and the right time to do it. We are so appreciative of their care.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.
Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, is handling the arrangements. www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com.
Published in The Virginian-Pilot and The Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA, Mar 9, 2010
Margaret Gallaway, English Teacher
GALLAWAY, Margaret Taylor died March 3, 2010. Born on August 22, 1913, Mrs. Gallaway was a retired English teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School, having taught previously in Titusville, Florida. Mrs. Gallaway earned her B.A. degree in English from Westhampton College and her M.A. in English from the University of Kentucky. Prior to her teaching career, she worked at First and Merchants Bank, Richmond. She is survived by her nephew, John Tobitt Elder, of Henderson, Nevada; her great-nephew, Brian Elder; and her great-niece, Katherine Elder Ficke. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Richmond. A memorial service will be held at Westminster Canterbury Richmond at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fellowship Fund at Westminster Canterbury Richmond, 1600 Westbrook Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch from March 6 to March 8, 2010
Laura Young Baskerville's mother
YOUNG, Carolyn Carr, 84, passed away at her Westminster-Canterbury home on Friday evening, January 8, 2010 after a brief illness. She is survived by her daughter, Laura Baskerville and husband, George; granddaughter, Carey Gwinn and husband, Eric; grandson, Trip Ransone and wife, Sarah; and three great-grandchildren, Eric and Jack Gwinn and Dabney Ransone. The joy of Carolyn's life was the time she shared with these children and her many friends at Westminster. Carolyn rarely met anyone who did not soon become her friend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westminster-Canterbury Foundation. Henry Van Dyke wrote, "There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can." Surely Carolyn has done a wonderful job of that. A memorial service will be held at Westminster at a time to be determined later.
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on January 11, 2010
Janie Kaufman Nacht's mother
KAUFMAN, ALEXANDRA, of Aventura, FL, 99 years young, born October 27, 1910, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Alexander Kaufman; loving mother of Marjorie (Ronald) Cantor, Nancy (Alan) Burch, Jane (the late Dr. Edward) Nacht, Alyn (Barry) Segal; dear sister of Barbara (Seymour) London; cherished grandmother of Sheryl (Tuly) Wultz, Jan (Alexander) Hockman, Kathy (Kenneth) Deckler, Amy (Michael) Thorpe, Michelle Behren, Jennifer (Rick) Stein, Suzanne (Evan) Aversa, Jonathan (Jennifer) Nacht, Meredith (Jason) Hirsch, Bradley (Beth) Nacht, Matthew Segal, Adrienne (Moshe) Feldman, Jaclyn Segal, Hayley Segal; adored great-grandmother of Amanda, Ari, & the late Daniel Wultz, Jeremy & Adam Hockman, Elizabeth & Alex Deckler, Benjamin & Leah Thorpe, Ryan & Justin Behren, Addison Stein, Logan & Hannah Aversa, Olivia & Jace Nacht, Andie & Alec Hirsch, Marc Nacht, Navah & Laila Feldman. Contributions may be made to the Daniel Cantor Wultz Foundation, 20000 NE 21st Court, NMB, FL 33179 c/o Marjorie Cantor. Chapel services 11:30 AM TODAY at Levitt Weinstein Memorial Chapel, 18840 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL 33180, 305-932-2700. View this Guest Book at www. MiamiHerald.com/obituaries.
Published in The Miami Herald on December 18, 2009
Janie Kaufman Nacht's husband
Nacht, Edward S. DDS, of Weston, born October 10th 1943 passed away Monday, June 8, 2009. Beloved husband of Jane; loving father of Jonathan (Jennifer), Meredith (Jason) and Bradley (Beth); cherished grandfather of Olivia, Jace, Andie, Alec and Marc; devoted brother of Susan (Robin). Attended University of Miami BA, Medical College of Virginia DDS, University of Pittsburgh Pediatric Dentistry Specialist. Edward practiced Pediatric Dentistry in South Florida for 38 years. He is loved by his large family, many friends and thousands of patients that made everyday special to him. Services to be held, Wednesday, June 10th at 10:30am at Levitt Weinstein Mem. Chapel, 3201 NW 72nd Ave., Hollywood, 954-963-2400. Interment to follow at Temple Beth El Mem. Gardens, Davie. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice or to the Daniel Cantor Wultz Foundation (great-nephew) 318 Indian Trace, #654 Weston Fl 33326.
Denise Ahladas Garza's mother
AHLADAS, Catherine, 84, passed away after a short illness on May 29, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alec John; and her daughter, Denise Garza. She is survived by her brother, John Touloupas; son, Zack Ahladas; her grandson, Alexander Garza; son-in-law, Dennis Garza and wife, Sara; godson, Christopher Macropoulos; and numerous cousins in North Carolina and Maryland. Her pet cat, CoCo, was also very important to her. She was a longtime member of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Though a very private person, her family, church and its members were very important to her. She will be remembered for her wonderful culinary interests. The family will receive guests from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 1, at Bliley's - Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., where a Trisagion Prayer Service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park. If preferred, memorial contributions may be made to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. May her memory be eternal.
Ricky Hoffman's mother
|HOFFMAN, Blanche F., born Blanche Joan Freedman on May 7, 1922 in New York City to Robert and Roye, who both predeceased her. She married Seymour Hoffman on November 15, 1942 just prior to his entering the U.S. Army to serve in World War II. Blanche and Sey moved to Richmond in 1945, where they established District Theaters Corp., joined Temple Beth Ahabah and raised a family. Always deeply involved with the Richmond Jewish Community, Blanche and Sey made innumerable lifelong friends and made Richmond their home in every sense. Blanche passed away peacefully on May 27 at the age of 87. She was predeceased by her beloved Sey, who died in August 2002, and survived by her brother, William Freedman, and numerous nieces and nephews. Blanche's greatest gift and the love of her life was her family, for whom there was no limit to her love. Her children, Ric and Laurie (Barry) Stien and her dear grandchildren, Robert (Kim) Stien, Jodi (Neil) Rosenman, Kaley Erin Hoffman, Todd Lewis Hoffman are left with abundant memories of a woman who loved them unconditionally. Blanche will be forever laid to rest at Hebrew Cemetery on Sunday, May 31 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to Temple Beth Ahabah or the Richmond Jewish Community Center would be greatly appreciated.|
|Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 5/29/2009 - 5/30/2009|
Arthur Cannon's father
|Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 4/23/2009|
Karen Quisenberry Ryerson PhillipsPHILLIPS, Karen Quisenberry, 61, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 6, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. Phillips. She is survived by her son, James Peyton Ryerson and his wife, Michelle; grandson, Walker; and granddaughter, Makenzie; two sisters, Jean Cannaday and Betty Cox; three stepchildren, Terrie Fox and husband, David, Donald "Sonnie" Philips, Jr and Angie Jordan; five step-grandchildren, Chris, Renee, Brittany, Lauren and Haley. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. She was an active volunteer for the Special Olympics. She retired from Verizon after 25 plus years of service. She attended Sandston Baptist Church were a celebration of her life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 17. The family will receive friends at the church for a reception following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Sandston Baptist Church, 100 West Williamsburg Rd, Sandston, Va. 23150, Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad, 5301 Huntsman Rd, Sandston, Va. 23150 or to the American Cancer Society.
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 3/12/2009
Arthur Cannon's mother
|CANNON, Roberta Winfrey, wife of Edmund W. Cannon, of Boca Raton, Fla., and formerly of Richmond, Va., died January 24, 2009. Born in Richmond, Va., she was a graduate of Westhampton College. She is also survived by her children, Henrietta C. Hodge; and son-in-law, E. Ray Hodge of Richmond, Va.; and Arthur M. Cannon; two children and one great-grandchild, all of Boca Raton. A memorial service will be held January 31 at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in lieu of flowers, might contribute to Hospice By the Sea, 1531 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton, Fla. 33486, or the Tri County Humane Society, 21287 Boca Rio Rd., Boca Raton, Fla. 33433.|
|Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 1/29/2009|
Howard Horwitz's mother
Mae T. Roberts, age 95, of Maryville, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at Maryville Healthcare Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Agee Roberts. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Bruce and Debbie Roberts; granddaughters, Hillary Blair Chojnacki and husband Richard, Anne Hayden Roberts; great-granddaughters, Sydney Chojnacki, Skylar Chojnacki. Mrs. Roberts will be returned to Bennetts Funeral Home in Richmond, Va., for services. McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home in charge, 982-6812, www.mccammonammonsclick.com
Pam Isaac Bradley's father
Pat Sturman Sanders's mother
Carolyn Scott Kidd's Husband
KIDD, Stuart "Ronnie," 65, of Richmond, passed away October 10, 2008, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Carolyn Kidd; six children, Stuart R. Kidd Jr., Cheryl L. Harris, Lisa C. Cheshire, Karen M. Kidd, S. Dale Engard, and Melissa L. Barden; sister, Eileen Savoie and her husband, Ronald, of Connecticut; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Ronnie's caregivers, Leota Nuckols and Jim Stratton for their loving care. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bliley's-Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Rd. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 10/11/2008 - 10/12/2008
Donna Buffenstein Jacob's father
|BUFFENSTEIN, Louis, 97, of Richmond, passed away September 28, 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Buffenstein. He is survived by his son, Allan Buffenstein (Frona); and daughter, Donna Jacobs (Julian); grand-children, Sheri Conley (Richard), Eric Buffenstein (Alison), Steven Buffenstein (Melanie), Ellen Strusky (Michael), Lisa Mohink (Todd), and Sara Solomon (Michael Carson); and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Buffenstein was a graduate of the University of Richmond, among the premier appraisers and realtors in the Richmond area, a member of the Masonic Lodge, Volunteer of the Year with Jewish Family Services, and a member of Temple Beth-El. Funeral services will be held 12 noon on Thursday at the chapel of Beth-El in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Jewish Family Services. Blileys-Central is handling arrangements.|
Donald Hill's mother
|Margaret Virginia Brown Hill|
|HILL, Margaret Virginia Brown, age 97, widow of George Anderson Hill Sr. and a retiree of the former William Byrd Press (now Cadmus Cenveo Commun-ications), died Thursday, September 4, 2008. She is survived by her three sons, George Anderson Hill Jr., Douglas Milton Hill and his wife, Valerie Marie Watson Hill, and Donald Wesley Hill and his wife, Forrest Anne Harris Hill, all of Richmond; six grandchildren, Brian Anderson Hill of San Clemente, Calif., Daniel Anderson Hill of Richmond, Casey Weston Hill and his wife, Stacey Barrow Hill, of Virginia Beach, Anna Virginia Hill Wagg and her husband, Scudder Wagg, of Richmond, Taelor Elizabeth Hill Antunes and her husband, Mario Antunes, of Faro, Portugal, and Margaret Kemmerer Hill of Richmond; two stepgrandsons, Craig Ronald Caldwell of Richmond and Bret Thomas Caldwell of Greenville, S.C.; one great-grandson, Gabriel Antunes of Faro, Portugal; one sister, Frances Brown Glazebrook of Richmond; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. She was a longtime member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and a charter member of the Scottish Society of Richmond. The family will receive friends from noon to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, September 7, at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Avenue. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, September 8, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, with entombment at Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Ave., Richmond, Va. 23226.|
Julian Crist Morris
Ann Cosby Williams's mother
|COSBY, Grace Laurens, 94, died Thursday, July 31, 2008 at her home in Richmond. She was the daughter of Grace Carrington and Charles Laurens. Mrs. Cosby is survived by her daughters, Grace Carrington Edwards of Lithonia, Ga., Mary Marshall Dekkers and her husband, Antonius "Tom," of Snellville, Ga., and Ann Laurens Williams of Richmond; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family will receive visitors on Saturday, August 2, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Road. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, August 3, 2008, at Grace & Holy Trinity Church in Richmond. A private burial will be held at a later time in Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial gifts be made to Grace & Holy Trinity Church, 8 North Laurel Street, Richmond, Va. 23220, or to a charity of your choice.|
|Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 8/2/2008 - 8/3/2008|
Ronald Reams' father
Jack Reams, retired naval aviator and Bell System vice president, died July 12, 2008 at his Norfolk home. He was 86.
Chip Valentine's father
|VALENTINE, Mann S. V, affectionately known as "Buzz", peacefully entered eternal life on February 3, 2008 at Avalon, Westminster Canterbury, with family at his side. A Requiem Eucharist will be held at St. James Episcopal Church on Thursday, February 7 at 11 a.m., the Reverend Randolph M. Hollerith officiating. Buzz was born June 8, 1923. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen W. Valentine Sr. and Elizabeth Taylor Valentine; and by siblings, Allen W. Valentine Jr. and Mary V. Kemp. He is survived by four adult children, the Rev. Mann S. Valentine VI (Sharon), James H. Valentine (Carol), Terry V. Day (Jim), and Mary Robins V. Rudacil (Stan); eight grandchildren, Melissa V. Ruge, Daniel H. Valentine, Woolsey R. Valentine, L. Taylor Valentine, Katherine E. Valentine, Mariah L. Valentine, S. Stone Rudacil, Mebane T. Valentine, and James H. Day Jr; and by three great-grandchildren, Ella Grace Valentine, Miles Valentine, and a little girl due in May. Prior to retirement in 1992, Buzz was district manager for RCA Record Division. His vocation, however, was to God, church, family, and a wide array of friends. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and was a scholarshipped voice major at Juilliard in New York, where he sang with the Robert Shaw Chorale and, in later years, reprised this role when Shaw toured in Richmond. Buzz began his vocal career at eight and continued his lifelong passion with the St. James's and St. Thomas's Episcopal choirs. He was a lifelong member of St. James, where he served two terms on the Vestry, chaired the Men's Cooking Team, founded the renowned salsa making crew, originated the Men's Bible Study group, and served as a lector, Lay Eucharistic Minister and Chalice Bearer. He served with CARITAS, a church-based outreach to Richmond's homeless. He was an Education for Ministry graduate of Sewanee and a mentor for the Disciples of Christ in Community course. He was the Spiritual Chair of St. James's recent "Fan the Flame" $8 million expansion campaign. He also served numerous terms on the Stuart Circle Hospital Board. Buzz and Dottie joined Westminster Canterbury in 1995 where he exercised an effervescent ministry as "lay-chaplain," member of the Westminster Canterbury Development Committee, the Food Committee, and the Social Activities Staff. He was equally loved by friends and Westminster Canterbury staff, among whom he was also known as "Buzz." He organized and raised large sums for WC staff Christmas bonuses. Each of his children believed that Buzz loved them best, only to discover as adults that their Dad had an equally deep and unique relationship with each, according to their interests and gifts. Buzz said that he thought of all his children as ministers of Christ, and he cultivated a deep spirituality within them all. In a spiritual autobiography for EFM written in 1996, Buzz summed up his life as a "Trilogy": "My life has centered upon but three things: God, family, and otherswe are one." Thanks be to God! In lieu of flowers, Buzz and his family would appreciate memorial contributions to St. James's Episcopal Church Endowment or the Westminster Canterbury Fellowship Fund.|
|Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 2/5/2008 - 2/6/2008.|
Karen Quisenberry Ryerson Phillips's husband
|PHILLIPS, Donald Henry, of Sandston, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2008 at home. Born in Newport News, Va. in 1938, his family moved to Richmond for the last time around 1954, when his father began working on opening Pleasure Island Restaurant on the Kanawha Canal at 17th Street. His grandfather owned and operated Captain Herbert's Seafood Boat next to Pleasure Island on the canal. Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife, Karen Q. Phillips; three children, Terrie Marie Fox and her husband, David, Donald Henry Phillips Jr. (Sonnie), and Angie Phillips Jordan; stepson, James Peyton Ryerson and his wife, Michelle; five grandchildren, Christopher Rowsey, Renee McNiff, Lauren Marie Phillips, Haley Nicole Phillips and Brittany Alexandria Jordan; two stepgrandchildren, Walker Temple Ryerson and Makenzie Temple Ryerson; and his brother, Terry Presson Phillips of Waverly, Va. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1957 and was a proud member of the Cadet Corps. Mr. Phillips joined the Electrical Union Local 666, where he worked all over the East Coast until he retired in 1994 after 30 years. He was also a member of the Masons Local Order No. 272 in Varina. He was an active member of the Virginia 4-Wheel Drive Club in Mechanicsville, Va., and enjoyed being a part of the Cape Hatteras Fishing Tournament held in April for the last 26 years. He was a member of Sandston Baptist Church and enjoyed every minute of Sunday School, church services and other church activities. A memorial service will be held at Sandston Baptist Church, with Reverend Karl Heilman officiating on Friday, February 8, 2008. The family will receive friends and family at 10 a.m. at the church with the service beginning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sandston Baptist Church, 100 West Williamsburg Road, Sandston, Va. 23150 or the American Parkinson's Disease Foundation.|
|Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 2/7/2008.|
James Alexander Gurney II
(A TJ Class of 1965 classmate in 1963 before transferring to Benedictine)
GURNEY, James Alexander II, of Chesterfield, passed away January 12, 2008. He was born June 27, 1947 to the late Hubert and Georgie Gurney in Appomattox, Va. He graduated from Benedictine High School and the University of Richmond. He was Director of Vehicle Services at the Department of Motor Vehicles. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; sons, Douglas, Kyle and Patrick; brothers, Hugh, Andrew and Donald; grandchildren, Emily, Haley, Logan, Samantha, George and Lorelai Ryann. Memorial service will be held Friday, January 18, 2008, 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 815 East Grace St., Richmond, Va. 23219. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hubert A. and Georgie Gurney Memorial Scholarship Endowment at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, One College Ave., Wise, Va. 24293.
Lynn Greentree Heiman's father
Louis C., 86, of Richmond, died January 4, 2008. He was preceded in death
by his wife of 32 years, Ann W. Greentree; and his brother, Irving S.
Greentree Jr. He is survived by his 32-year beloved companion, Martha
Hume; his daughters, Lynn G. Heiman and her husband, David, of Cleveland,
Ohio and Lois G. Hirsch and her husband, Harry; grandchildren, Sarah
Lemaster, James Lemaster, Alisa H. Aczel and her husband, Joseph, and
Stacy H. Miller and her husband, Jeffrey; great-grandchildren, Anna Miller
and Arden Aczel; niece, Pamela G. Norman; and nephew, I. Richard Greentree.
Mr. Greentree was a 1938 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and 1942
graduate of Washington & Lee University, a Navy lieutenant serving in
World War II, Atlantic and Pacific, owner of Greentrees Men's Clothier,
past director of both of the Downtown Richmond Rotary Club and Retail
Merchants Association, past president of Congregation Beth Ahabah and the
Virginia Retail Clothiers, and a resident of the Cedarfield Community.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, January 6, at Bliley's-Central,
3801 Augusta Avenue. Interment to follow at Hebrew Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to either Congregation Beth Ahabah or the
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 1/5/2008 - 1/6/2008.
Herbert Lee "Burt" Gurkin
Passed away around 2007?
Donald Lahy's mother
LAHY, Florence Claire, 95, died Tuesday, December 25, 2007. She was the widow of D. Orville Lahy, Professor of Law at the University of Richmond's T.C. Williams School of Law, and the daughter of Rev. Clarence M. Farney and Sarah B. Farney of Ontario, Canada and Grand Rapids, Mich. She is survived by her son, Donald A. Lahy; daughter-in-law, Deborah W. Lahy; and four grandchildren, James T. Lahy, Mary-Ellen W. Lahy, Christopher M. Lahy, and Timothy J. Lahy. She is also survived by her nephew, C. Edward Greenwood of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and her nieces, Sylvia F. Bridjette of Pueblo West, Colo., and Sara F. Hasbrouck of West Olive, Mich. She was a member of Ruth Chapter No. 8, O.E.S. Remains rest at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where the family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 29, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 8787 River Rd., Richmond, with interment to follow in Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the All Saints Episcopal Church - Choir Fund, c/o Andrew Koebler, 8787 River Rd., Richmond, Va. 23229, or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Fla. 33607.
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 12/27/2007 - 12/28/2007.
Ben Kutner's mother
Esther Talkowska, passed away on her 81st birthday on December 23, 2007.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Leo M. Kutner. She
was born in Brezny, Poland, and spent her formative years as a child and
teenager in two different ghettos, and at the end of World War II, was
one of the survivors of the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. She
was liberated by General Patton's army shortly after she and three other
young girls escaped from the Death March, and was the sole survivor of
her immediate family of six. She met her husband, Leo, in a Displaced
Persons Campy in Germany. With their young son, Benjamin, they
immigrated to Richmond in 1949. She is also survived by her son, Lee,
and daughter, Fay Kessler and son-in-law, Dr. Fred Kessler; as well as
three granddaughters, Alina Holmes, Jessica Kessler, and Marissa
Kessler. She was predeceased by a fourth granddaughter, Carrie Kutner;
and daughter-in-law, Phillis Kutner in 1995. Devoted to her adopted
country, Esther's volunteerism in the community touched thousands of
lives. She was involved with too many organizations to list, but was
most noted for her commitment to Holocaust education. She was in
constant demand as a speaker, and addressed diverse groups ranging from
elementary school students to college students to civic organizations as
well as branches of the United States Armed Services. Services will be
held in the chapel of the Richmond Beth-El Cemetery at Forest Lawn
Wednesday, December 26, at 2 p.m., with interment immediately
thereafter. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Virgina or
National Holocaust Museums.
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 12/25/2007 - 12/26/2007.
Diane Hanks Aldridge's sister
|THREADGILL, Linda Hanks, 58, of
Midlothian, died Friday, December 21, 2007. She was the widow of Roger
H. Threadgill, and is survived by two sisters, Carolyn Diane Aldridge,
and Sharon H. Powell and her husband, Gary; one aunt, Lillian Birkhead;
an uncle, Warren Hanks and his wife, Shirley; five nieces and nephews
and five great-nephews. Mrs. Threadgill was a real estate paralegal for
William Grogan and Associates and a Past President of the Richmond
Chapter of Credit Professionals International. The family will receive
friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home,
1771 N. Parham Rd. A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m.
Thursday at Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Henrico Fire and Rescue.
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 12/23/2007 - 12/24/2007.
Ruth Hendler Kreger's mother
S. Hendler , Norfolk
Monday, Dec. 17, 2007
Bronia S. Hendler of the 6000 block of River Road, died Dec. 15, 2007, in her residence. Mrs. Hendler was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruchel Schwarz and was a native of Sosnowieco, Poland. She retired from J.C. Penney Co. as the manager of the children’s department in Richmond after 25 years. She was a member of Congregation Beth El and its sisterhood in Norfolk. Mrs. Hendler is survived by her husband, David Hendler; a daughter, Ruth Kreger and her husband David of Norfolk; two grandchildren, Seth Kreger of Arlington and Senta Kreger of Santa Monica, Calif.; also one brother and a sister. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., by Rabbi Arthur Ruberg. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Jewish Family Services or Odyssey Hospice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. is handling arrangements. The family will be at the home of David and Ruth Kreger, 7316 Ruthven Road in Norfolk.
Pat Rice's father
|RICE, Christian, 82, of Manchester, Ga., died Sunday, November 4, 2007 at Hospice LaGrange. Mr. Rice was born December 22, 1924 in Farmville, Va., son of the late Cleveland Stewart Rice and Anne Penn Christian Rice. He was a member of First Assembly of God, Manchester, Ga., and was retired from Penn Truck Aids as a driver. Mr. Rice was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during War World II. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Rice; one son, Pat Rice; two daughters, Judy Kayes and Bonnie Wells; two stepdaughters, Roni Rush and Terry Fitzsimmons; three stepsons, Fred Fitzsimmons, Steve Fitzsimmons, and Dave Fitzsimmons; grandchildren, Dan Richmond, Mary Lee Rice, Jesse Williams, Dannelle Rice, Christianna Rice, Margaret Rice, Christine Ferguson, Delina Johnson, Anna Warren, Beth, David, Kelley, Tasha, Jami, and Christopher Fitzsimmons; and one brother, Stewart Rice. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2007 at Living Word Church, 426 Courthouse Road, Richmond, Va. 23236. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Hospice LaGrange, 1510 Vernon Road, LaGrange, Ga. 30240, in memory of Mr. Christian Rice. Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, Ga. 30240, (706) 884-8636.|
|Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 11/8/2007.|
Dudley Staples' father
Fitzhugh Dudley Sr., 89, formerly of Richmond, Va., died November 4, 2007
at the Rockville Nursing Home in Rockville, Md. He was preceded in death
by his wife, Virginia Grah (Gregory) Staples. He is survived by two
children, Fitzhugh Dudley Staples Jr. of Frederick, Md. and Gray Staples
Miller of Boyds, Md.; his son-in-law, John Cameron Miller; and his
grandson, Marshall Gregory Miller. Mr. Staples attended the University of
Virginia, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and later worked in
advertising. Mr. Staples enjoyed good friends, the Chesapeake Bay, jazz
music, and dachshunds. He was an officer of the Richmond Jazz Festival. No
funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
Mr. Staples' name to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Letters may be sent to
the family at P.O. Box 223, Boyds, Md. 20841.
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 11/7/2007.
Brenda Richardson Phillips' stepmother
RICHARDSON, Janet H., 86, widow of Horace Decatur Richardson, died Sunday,
November 4, 2007. She is survived by one nephew, Donald A. Tarbet; three nieces,
Beverly T. Styll, Shirley J. Harkess, and Patricia H. Swyers; two stepsons,
Thomas and Horace Richardson; two stepdaughters, Brenda Phillips and Rita Mohler;
one grandson, Elliott Richardson. Mrs. Richardson was a retired employee of
C&P Telephone Company. Remains rest at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral
Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and where services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, with
interment in Westhampton Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to
Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, 4301 Patterson Ave., Richmond, Va.
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 11/5/2007 - 11/6/2007.
Nicholas "Nick" Ouzounis (Originally in class of '65, graduated in '66)
Nicholas Theodore "Nick", 60, of Richmond, passed away on
Saturday, October 6, 2007. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Theodore Alexander and Ruth Cibula Ouzounis. He is survived by his
children, Sara E. and Matthew E. Ouzounis; his aunts, Grace and Helen
Cibula, Virginia Mika, Cathy Blair and Mildred Kephart; he is also
survived by extended family in Greece and Czechoslovakia. Nick graduated
from Thomas Jefferson High School and proudly served his country in the
United States Air Force, serving one tour in the Vietnam War. He later
joined and retired from the Virginia Air National Guard. He was a member
of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. The family will
receive friends on Wednesday, October 10, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in
the Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue. Funeral services will be
held on Thursday, October 11, at 11 a.m. in Sts. Constantine and Helen
Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Burial with military honors will follow in
Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to
Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Avenue,
Richmond, Va. 23221.
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 10/7/2007 - 10/9/2007.
Beverly Glaspie Montsinger's mother
Dorothy Napier, 85, of Richmond, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2007.
She is survived by her loving and devoted daughter, Beverly Montsinger;
grand-daughter, Shannon Montsinger; and great-granddaughter, Madelyn
Martin. She was dedicated to her family and spent over half of her life
caring for her disabled husband, John. She will be remembered by all as
having a twinkle in her eye, spring in her step, a great sense of humor
and a sweet, loving spirit. The family welcomes friends to her memorial
service at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, 4301 Patterson Avenue,
Thursday, October 18 at 1 p.m. Family will have a private graveside burial
at Riverview Cemetery following the service. Perennial plants for her
gravesite are welcome.
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 10/10/2007 - 10/14/2007.
Betty Cox Thompson's mother
|COX, Martha Ellen Garthright, 89, of Richmond, passed away September 5, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Douglas Cox; parents, Deane and Lola Garthright; son, Doug Cox and wife, Phyllis; grandson, Michael Cox. She is survived by her children, Deane Cox and wife, Carol, Betty Thompson and husband, Bill, Carol Casstevens, Debbie Thompson and husband, Fred, and Donnie Cox and wife, Kathy; grandchildren, Beth Thompson, Billy Thompson, Debra Oaks, Beverly Smith, Andy Thompson, Lisa Parrish, Jeff Casstevens, Kerrie DiStanlo, Bobby Cox, Brian Thompson, Christopher, Cameron, and Conner Cox; great-grandchildren, Caitlin, Austin, Riley, Bowen, Emily, Sydney, James, Harmony, Ella, Reese, and Cameron. She was a retired Avon consultant with 37 years of service. The family will receive friends 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bliley's - Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., and where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment Westhampton Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.|
|Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 9/7/2007.|
Wayne Nystrom's mother
WILLIAMS, Bernice Nystrom, 93, of Richmond, died July 29, 2007.
Arrangements by the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home.
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 7/30/2007.
Roberta (Bobbie) Jean Packer Greer's mother
Dorothy Chudacoff, passed away peacefully on
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 7/18/2007 .
Jennifer Hyman Goldman's father
Virgil (Sev), passed away suddenly
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 7/16/2007 .
William Douglas Hotze
HOTZE, William Douglas, of Washington, D.C., passed away peacefully at his home on June 4, 2007. He was the beloved husband of Mary Skilling Hotze; father of Robert Edward Hotze III and his wife, Katherine H., and David Christian Hotze; brother of T. Wilson Hotze Jr., Carroll Hotze Cannon, Curtis E. Hotze, James B. Hotze and Peggy H. Crowder. Friends may call on Thursday, June 7, 2007 at St. Dominic, 630 E. St. S.W., from 4 to 7 p.m., where Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 7 p.m. Interment Friday, June 8, 2007 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Richmond, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Washington, 3720 Upton St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016. [Published in the Richmond
Times-Dispatch from 6/6/2007 - 6/12/2007.]
Susan Cohen Marks
Times-Dispatch Staff Writer
Henrico County school librarian Susan Cohen Marks
always wanted the experience of starting a library from scratch.
She got the chance to do it at Nuckols Farm
"She was there the year before the school
opened and opened the library when the school opened in 1997," said her
husband, David Marks of Henrico.
Mrs. Marks left her prized library in August 2006
because of ongoing problems with breast cancer, which had spread to her brain.
She died Friday at her home, a little more than four years after being
The Nuckols Farm school library will be named in her
honor at the end of the year, school officials have told her husband.
"One of the biggest compliments to her was that
some of the students and aides who had worked with her in the library have said
she was instrumental in their becoming librarians," her husband said.
A woman who liked to work with children, Mrs. Marks
had coached her school's team that vied in Henrico's Battle of the Books, a
competition for fifth-graders modeled after the TV show "Battle of the
Brains." Several of her teams had won the countywide-level of the
An avid reader, "during the summer she would
read boxes of children's books to prepare for school and make sure they were
satisfactory for the library," her husband said.
The 60-year-old Richmond native grew up with parents
who owned a supermarket.
She attended Syracuse University and then graduated
from Virginia Commonwealth University with a major in education and a minor in
Before Nuckols Farm opened, Mrs. Marks spent the
bulk of her career, about 25 years, at Ridge Elementary School in Henrico.
Survivors, in addition to her husband of 38 years,
include a son, Steven Marks of Westport, Conn.; a daughter, Melissa Marks of
Atlanta; a sister, Nancy Walter of Richmond; and a grandson.
A funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bliley
Funeral Homes' Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave. Burial will follow in Richmond
Beth-El Cemetery at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 4000 Pilots Lane.
Howard Schechter's father
Robert Schechter, age 89, of Richmond, formerly of Delray Beach, Fla., passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2007. He was preceded in death by his wives, Martha and Lottie Schechter. He is survived by three sons, Steve Schechter and wife, Debbie, Howard Schechter and wife, Susan, and Eric Schechter and wife, Lidia; two stepdaughters, Marlene Kriegsman and husband, Irving, and Irene Thompson and husband, David; and several grandchildren. Mr. Schechter was a longtime grocery store owner that operated as Bomar Foods. A graveside service will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2007 at Sir Moses Montefiore Cemetery. [Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 5/10/2007.]
Nancy Leed Clary's parents
Jeanie M. Leed, age 84, of Mechanicsville, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2007. She is survived by her husband, LeRoy L. Leed; her daughter, Nancy Clary; three sons and their wives, Lawrence Leed (Sherri), Stephen Leed (Dolores), and Paul Leed (Patricia); three grandchildren, Joshua Schneider and his father, John Schneider, Erica Lynne Leed, and Thomas Bondur-ant and his wife, Julie; three great-grandchildren, Crystal, William and Noah Bondurant; also three sisters, Thelma Ann Dowdy, Jane Nilson and her husband, Robert, and Barbara Lanterman. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. [Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 4/11/2007.]
LeRoy L. Leed, age 84, of Mechanicsville, Va., widower of Jeanie M. Leed, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2007. He is survived by his three sons and their wives, Lawrence Leed (Sherri), Stephen Leed (Dolores), and Paul Leed (Patricia); his daughter, Nancy Clary; grandchildren, Joshua Schneider and his father, John Schneider, Erica Lynne Leed, Thomas Bondurant and his wife, Julie; three great-grandchildren, Crystal, William, and Noah Bondurant; and one brother, Leon Leed of Newmanstown, Pa. Mr. Leed served in the United States Army during World War II in the Philippines, was wounded in Luzon, where he received the Bronze Star. He was the oldest member of his VFW post and was retired from Bellwood General Supply Center. The family will receive friends Saturday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Rd., where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday. Interment Signal Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. [Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 4/28/2007.]
|Pam Green - Steve Green's wife|
From: Steve [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2007 1:34 PM
Good morning. Pam passed away this morning at 9:30 central time. She was asleep and at peace and her sister, myself and Jennifer my daughter were at her side.
We'll be making arrangements for later this week. Thanks for all your notes and calls and concerns through out this very dificult time. The time had come for her to leave us and I am relieved for her sake. We gave her the best gift we could which was to be at home with us and at peace with no pain.
Knowing Pam you can imagine how much she will be missed.
|Zula "Sally" Aron - Ty Aron's mother|
"Sally" Aron, 86, of Richmond, went to be with the Lord
Thursday, December 21, 2006. She was the widow of George M. Aron. She is
survived by one son, Ty Aron and wife, Chrissie; one daughter, Pamela
Stebbins and her husband, Marty; five grandsons, Brock and Ross Aron,
John, Jeff and David Wills; and one great-grandson, Caleb Daniel Wills.
Mrs. Aron was a well-known registered nurse at MCV and Stuart Circle
Hospitals for over 20 years and was very dedicated to her patients. She
will be missed deeply by her family. The family will receive friends at
the Bliley Funeral Homes' Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Road,
Friday 5 to 7 p.m., where services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday.
Interment Riverview Cemetery.
|Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch|
Ann 'Bones' Welton Law Firm Administrator - Courtenay Welton's wife
"Bones" Welton, 54, a former administrator in the Washington
office of White & Case, a New York-based law firm, died Oct. 7 at
Ruxton Health of Alexandria, a nursing home. She had multiple sclerosis.
Mrs. Welton worked at the law firm from 1985 until retiring on disability in 1992.
In earlier years, she worked in the area as a claims service representative for Group Hospitalization Inc., a health insurer; was a partner in small recruiting firms; and worked as account manager for Commercial Resources Inc., a recruiting business where she specialized in placements for law firms and the banking industry.
She then spent two years with the Mortgage Bankers Association as assistant director of human resources before joining White & Case.
Mrs. Welton was born in Omaha and moved around the country during her father's Air Force career, including a period in Alexandria. She attended the old Fort Hunt High School in Fairfax County and American University.
An Alexandria resident, she was a former president of a homeowners group at Mayflower Square condominiums. She also was known by many for her red Triumph TR6 sports car.
She often attended the Industrial Strength Theater in Herndon, and groups of which she was a member included the Commonwealth Republican Women's Club and multiple sclerosis support groups. She traveled to Europe several times for leisure during the course of her illness.
Survivors include her husband of 12 years, Courtenay S. Welton II of Alexandria; and a brother.
|Published in the Washington Post on Tuesday, October 24, 2006.|
Harry Agee Roberts - Bruce Roberts' father
|ROBERTS Harry Agee Roberts, 94, formerly of Richmond, died October 10, 2006 in Maryville, Tenn. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mae Taylor Roberts; his son, Dr. Bruce Taylor Roberts and his wife, Debbie S. Roberts of Maryville, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Hillary Blair Chojnacki and her husband, Richard Chojnacki of Sarasota, Fla. and Anne Hayden Roberts of Los Angeles, Calif.; and beloved great-granddaughter, Sydney Taylor Chojnacki. Other survivors include a step-granddaughter, Natasha Huffstetler and her husband, Matthew; a step-great-grandson, Tyler Huffstetler; a stepgrandson, Jeff Knotts; and stepgranddaughter, Ellen Knotts. Mr. Roberts was a member of Reveille United Methodist Church, Metropolitan Lodge # 11 AF&AM and Richmond Scottish Rite Bodies. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Roberts graduated from the University of Richmond in 1934 and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and the Spider Club. His remains rest at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215 Cutshaw Ave., where the family will receive friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 13, with a graveside service following at 3 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center or your favorite charity.|
|Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 10/12/2006 - 10/13/2006.|
Sue Montgomery Beaman
|BEAMAN Sue Montgomery Beaman, 93,
of Imperial Plaza in Richmond, Va., departed this life October 11, 2006.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Beaman; and her
sister, Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Beaman. Miss Beaman taught
mathematics for over 40 years. She was employed at Midlothian and then
Thomas Jefferson High Schools. She was a member of Ginter Park United
Methodist Church, the Ginter Park Woman's Club and the Richmond-Henrico
Retired Teachers Association. She and her sister traveled extensively
throughout the world. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on
Friday, October 13, at the Central Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 3215
Cutshaw Ave. Interment service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October
14, at Sunset Memorial Park, located near Rt. 10 and U.S. 1 in Chester. A
memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium of
Imperial Plaza. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
American Diabetes Association, Ginter Park United Methodist Church,
Imperial Plaza Employee Fund, St. Mary's Hospice or a charity of your
Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 10/13/2006.
|Katherine Scott Haddock - Ed Haddock's mother|
|HADDOCK Katherine Scott Haddock
passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2006 at her home in
Gaithersburg, Md. Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and
friend, she is survived by three daughters, one son, 13 grandchildren, 17
great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. There will be a
service in Richmond at Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street
Rd., in the Chapel, on Saturday, September 30, at 12 noon. Donations can
be made in memory of Katherine Scott Haddock to Reveille United Methodist
Church, 4200 Cary Street Rd., Richmond, Va. 23221 or to International
Justice Mission, P.O. Box 58147, Washington, D.C. 20037. Further
information can be found at www.myspace.com/ grandmascottie.
S. Lewis Segal - Joe Segal's father
|A memorial service for S. Lewis
Segal will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, August 6, 2006 at Bliley Funeral Homes'
Central Chapel, 3801 Augusta Ave. Mr. Segal, 87, a native and lifelong
resident of Richmond, died on July 16, 2006. He is survived by his wife,
Muriel; and their children, Joseph T. and his wife, Winfree, of Richmond,
Steve and his wife, Elsie, of El Cerrito, Calif., Phyllis S. Gould and her
husband, David, of Alton Bay, N.H., and Martin D. of Portland, Ore. He is
also survived by grandchildren, Benjamin and his wife, Tara, Jeffrey,
Emily, Nathaniel, Carmela, Kimberly, Aaron and Camden. Mr. Segal attended
Thomas Jefferson High School, graduating from John Marshall High School.
He served in the 8th Army Air Corp as a radio operator in England during
WWII and worked in both the furniture and real estate businesses after the
war. A broker and real estate developer, he owned W. D. Nelson Real
Estate. He represented the city of Richmond on several commissions
including the Downtown Development Commission and the Regional Planning
District Commission. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Crime
Stoppers, P.O. Box 27032, Richmond, Va. 23273 or to a charity of your
Nancy Valentine Carlton
Nancy Valentine Carlton, 62, died Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at The Windsor in Richmond. She was the daughter of the late Walter Raleigh Carlton and Emma Hinman Carlton. Nancy attended both the Collegiate Schools and Thomas Jefferson High School. Nancy was well traveled, having visited many foreign countries during her lifetime. She was a friend to animals, especially her quarterhorse, Pat, and her pomeranian, Sunny. She will be remembered by all for her lifelong love of chocolate. Nancy leaves behind devoted friends who will mourn her passing, but especially Shirley Lawson. Nancy and Shirl were devoted to each other. She attended Grace Baptist Church in Windsor Farms and her family witnessed the building of that church, something Nancy was quite proud of. She was fortunate to have a circle of friends from Grace Baptist who greatly supported her. Nancy and her family were supporters of the West End Rescue Squad. She was a member of the auxiliary of the West End Rescue Squad and very proud of that affiliation, having been instrumental in assisting the squad in beginning their advanced life support services to the citizens of Richmond. Nancy has touched the lives of those who knew her and will be remembered for her unique perspective on life. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, August 4, in Hollywood Cemetery conducted by Vanessa Ellison, Associate [Pastor Walter Robertson] of Grace Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West End Rescue Squad, c/o President, P.O. Box 11144, Richmond, Va. 23230.
Garna Blakey -
Garna Blakey Kraft, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 25, 2006. She was the wife of Frederick "Ted" Kraft; and ...
|Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 1/27/2006 - 1/29/2006.|
Page McGowan, 58, of Richmond, departed this life Tuesday, February 14,
2006. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and
(Katherine) Bruce Bowden
Michael Bruce Bowden, 58 died in Sacramento, CA,
Saturday March 4th. Born
In 1967 she
Later she moved to Monte
After moving to
Katherine returned to
In the summer of 2003 she started yoga training. Despite
continuing chemotherapy, Katherine did not miss a single class and became a
registered yoga instructor in January 2005.
She especially enjoyed teaching other cancer patients.
During her life she married and divorced five times.
She lived and loved passionately, completely and without regrets.
Katherine is survived by her three beloved children Alexander Garth
Samans, Persia Ramana Nelson-Crates, and Kashi Francis Albertsen.
Other survivors include daughter in law Juliana Kemp, son in law Justin
Crates, grandchildren Haily Rose Kemp and Ethan Alexander Kemp and brother Henry
Bowden and wife Patty of Gloucester. A
Memorial Service will be held at the
Her memory will be cherished by her many close friends
from the legal community, Buddhist community and yoga community.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
Nothing is Random
The universe is still and complete. Everything that ever was, is; everything that ever will be, is—and so on in all possible combinations. Though in perceiving it we imagine that it is in motion, and unfinished, it is quite finished and quite astonishingly beautiful. In the end, or, rather, as things really are, any event, no matter how small, is intimately and sensibly tied to all others. All rivers run full to the sea; those who are apart are brought together; the lost ones are redeemed; the dead come back to life; the perfectly blue days that have begun and ended in golden dimness continue, immobile and accessible; an , when all is perceived in such a way as to obviate time, justice becomes apparent not as something that will be, but as something that is.
Mary Field Duane Clark, age 53, of Virginia Beach,
Va., formerly of Richmond, died Thursday, January 18, 2001. She is survived by
her husband, Jack P. Clark Jr.; her aunt, Mary Parrish; and her brother, Harley
W. Duane III; her sister, Jane Duane Neal; her niece, Townsend E. Duane; two
nephews, Christopher E. Duane and A. Blair Neal. She was a member of St.
Stephen's Episcopal Church and The Country Club of Virginia. She was employed at
Kellum & Eaton Insurance Agency, Virginia Beach, Va. A graveside service
will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to VMI Keydet Club, P.O. Box 932, Lexington, Va.
Richard Curd Bowles, Jr. of Richmond died April 24, 2000 in the Medical College of Virginia Hospital. He was born December 31, 1946 in Richmond, son of the late Richard Curd "Dick" Bowles Sr. and Mary Rutherford Bowles of Richmond. Richard received a B.A. degree in history in 1970 and his M.S.W. degree in 1976 from V.C.U. School of Social Work. He was also a L.C.S.W. and a long-time employee of the City of Richmond. He was former president of the Richmond Civil War Round Table and supported preserving historic sites. He is survived by his wife, Linda Carr Bowles of Richmond; his mother, Mary Rutherford Bowles of Richmond; one sister, Riva B. Peters of Richmond; an aunt, Nancy T. Bowles of "The Oaks", Kents Store, an aunt, Martha Rutherford of Richmond; equally important, his mother-in-law, Hazel Carr of Ft. Mitchell, Ky.; one niece, three nephews; and a brother-in-law, David Peters. The family will receive friends at "The Oaks" at Kents Store from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27. Services will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Richmond Y.W.C.A. Homeless Children's Program in Richmond. Sheridan Funeral Home of Kents Store in charge of arrangements.