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Misc VA and NC obituaries from the Virginian Pilot

Posted By: Diane
Date: Thursday, 28 February 2008, at 9:29 p.m.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 18, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :25

Naomi Vansant
HYANNIS, Mass. - Naomi Vansant, 86, passed away Feb. 14, 2008, in Cape Cod Hospital.
She was born in Pittsburgh July 23, 1921, the daughter of the late Joseph and Hazel Gibbons. Naomi graduated from Taylor Alderdice High School in Pittsburgh and went to work at the Pittsburgh Mercantile. She married her husband, Forrest Vansant Jr., in 1942. After Forrest died in 1966, she went back to school and got her nursing degree and worked at Norfolk General Hospital. While living in Portsmouth, she was a member of Cradock Methodist Church, was active with the Brownies and was an officer of the P.T.A. Naomi loved gardening and growing blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. She had a musical talent and could play the piano by ear. Most of all, Naomi was an exceptionally wonderful storyteller and could bring laughter to all those she told them to. After relocating to Eastham, Mass., on Cape Cod, she worked as a visiting nurse and after retiring from that she continued to learn about healing and nursing and strove to keep up on all the new and modern procedures.
Naomi was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Forrest C. Vansant. Left behind to cherish her memories are her daughters, Joyce Vansant of Eastham, Mass., Margaret Vansant Crouch and her husband Niles of Solomons, Md., and Eastham; her grandson, Will Vansant of Tampa, Fla., and her brother, Jack Sticknell of Clearwater, Fla.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service to celebrate Naomi’s life will be held Tuesday in the chapel at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502. The Rev. Ernest Trueblood will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. A memorial celebration of her life will be held this summer on Cape Cod.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 21, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

Jack Hammesfahr
CHESAPEAKE - Jack Hammesfahr, 72, of the 1500 block of Curlew Court, passed away Feb. 19, 2008, in Obici Hospital, Suffolk. A native of Huntington, W.Va., he was a retired U.S. Air Force captain. He was also a former professor of business for several colleges and retired from Averett College in 2005. He was a graduate of Marshall University and received his M.S. from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He also received a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.
He was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity while at Marshall and was past president of South East Informs. He authored several books on decision sciences and strategic planning.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara L. Hammesfahr; seven children and stepchildren, Robin Hammesfahr and Teresa Martel and husband Claude and Douglas R. Hammesfahr and wife Robin, all of Texas, Jane Dearborn of Virginia Beach, Jon Harvey of North Carolina, Richard Lajaunie and wife Ida Fong and Stephan Lajaunie, all of Richmond; and seven grandchildren, Catherine Hardie of Missouri, Dalton Martel, Zachary Hammesfahr-Zabriskie, Kristin and Patrick Hammesfahr, all of Texas, Brandon Dearborn of Virginia Beach and Shelby Harvey of North Carolina. A son, Robert; wife Sara Matthews; and a sister, Margaret Martin all preceded him in death.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Mike Putnam. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chesapeake Humane Society, 3807 Cook Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23323.
Condolences may be made to

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 21, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :19

Thomas James
VIRGINIA BEACH - Thomas James, 81, went to be with the Lord Feb. 19, 2008. He was born June 30, 1926, in Olyphant, Pa. to the late Benjamin and Mary James. Thomas served his country during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War retiring as an electronics technician first class (ET1) with 20 years of service. He was a member of DAV Chapter 20, VFW Post 4809, FRA Branch 99, Past Chaplain and Grand Chaplain of the Virginia DAV in 1984 and recently served as financial adjutant of Virginia for the DAV. Thomas was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife Evelyn Elizabeth James.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Gail Peterson and husband Alfred of Moyock, N.C., Joyce James of Melfa, Va. and Susan James of Virginia Beach; grandson, Allan James Peterson and wife Mary; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Peterson all of Chesapeake and numerous other loving relatives and friends.
A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel in Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends in the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m. with DAV services at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park with full military honors following services on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to DAV Chapter 20, 4896 Kempsville Green Pkwy., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. You may offer condolences to the family at

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 22, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :17

Mora Allen McBride
CARROLLTON - Mora Allen McBride, 82, formerly of Livingston, N.J., and Myrtle Beach S.C., passed away Feb. 18, 2008, in Hampton. She was the wife of Dr. Alexander P. McBride, the former principal of Mount Pleasant Jr. High School/Middle School in Livingston, N.J. She was predeceased by a son, Patrick McBride.
Mrs. McBride was born Feb. 12, 1926, in Philadelphia to the late Frank and Grace Vannaman Worden. Mora graduated from Kensington High School in 1944. She met her husband Alexander in Philadelphia. They were married in 1946 following World War II. Mora was a loving wife and mother. Her interests included writing spiritual poetry. She was a longtime volunteer at the Veteran’s Hospital in East Orange, N.J., and was a licensed real estate agent. Mora loved the ocean and spent many wonderful years with her husband Alex at their beachfront home in Myrtle Beach. Always supportive of her children and grandchildren, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Alexander; her sons, Michael McBride of Raleigh, N.C., Dennis McBride of Suffolk and George McBride of Raleigh; her daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Johnson of Carrollton, Va.; her sisters, Patsy Cameron of Wrightsville Beach, N.C., and Catherine Pellicone of Wildwood, N.J.; and her brother, Charles “Sonny” Worden of Bristol, Pa. She will be missed by her four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to especially acknowledge their sister and daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Johnson who unselfishly and lovingly took care of her mother during her extended illness.
Services for Mrs. McBride will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Baker-Foster Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Alzheimer’s research at
Condolences may be registered at

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 22, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

E. Hayes Bowes
CHESAPEAKE - Edgar Hayes Bowes, 75, passed away Feb. 21, 2008, at home surrounded by his family.
Born in Bluefield, W.Va., he was the son of Ruby Hypes Cole and the late Oakey Bowes. He was employed as an auto mechanic and was a member of Faith Alive Ministries. An avid outdoorsman, Hayes will be remembered for his love of fishing and deer hunting.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude “Ann” Bowes of Chesapeake; three sons, Keith Bowes, H. Timothy Bowes Sr. and Mark Bowes Sr.; two daughters, Donna Tucker and Denise Bell; three brothers, Randolph Bowes, Billy Bowes and Joe Cole; three sisters, Treva Harmon, Dorothy Black and Geraldine Johnston; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Pastor Bob Groves will officiate. The viewing will begin today with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Alive Ministries or the American Heart Association.
Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 22, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

Barbara K. Casey
PORTSMOUTH - Barbara Kelley Casey, 76, of the 4500 block of South St., passed away Feb. 20, 2008, in a Portsmouth hospital. A native of Weston, W.Va., she was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church. Her parents, Frederick Basil and Hazel Sims Kelley preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Casey; a daughter, Patricia Ann Bailey and husband James of Portsmouth; two sons, Robert Frederick Casey of Portsmouth and Bryan Kelley Casey and wife Alice of Richmond; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Milford Rollins. Entombment will be later in Greenlawn Memorial Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 7 to 8 p.m.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 22, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :19

Lewis H. Carbaugh Jr.
SUFFOLK - Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Lewis H. “Major” Carbaugh Jr., born Nov. 4, 1940, in Bluefield, Va., was the son of Rhea Girod Carbaugh and the late Lewis H. Carbaugh Sr. He went to be with the Lord Feb. 20, 2008, after a short courageous battle with cancer.
He was a 1958 graduate of Graham High School and graduated from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. Major retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 ½ years and was employed by AmSec (SAIC). He was port engineer for the USS Monterey, USS Yorktown, USS Anzio and the USS Wisconsin.
He resided in the Driver community of Suffolk since 1972 and was a member of Berea Christian Church. Major was active in his community coaching Bennetts Creek Little League baseball and football. He was the founder and first president of Bennetts Creek Women’s Softball and a 20-year member of the Driver Ruritan Club.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nellie Honaker Carbaugh; a son, Lewis H. Carbaugh III and wife Wendy Powell Carbaugh; and a daughter, Jody Carbaugh Sommerfeldt and husband Pete, all of Chesapeake; five grandchildren, Robert Prevatte Jr., Dylan and Alexis Carbaugh and Brendan and Bryce Sommerfeldt; two sisters, Judy Hall and husband Bill of North Tazewell, Va., and Mary Margaret Hooper and husband Wayne of Scott Depot, W.Va.; and one brother, George Carbaugh of Zuni, Va.
A service of Christian burial will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Berea Christian Church by the Rev. Sally E. Hardy and the Rev. Wayne Hooper. Burial, with military honors, will be in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Suffolk, Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of Berea Christian Church, 4109 Driver Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Odyssey Health Care.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 22, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :19

Irma R. Tait
VIRGINIA BEACH - After a courageous battle with cancer, Irma Ruth Tait, 81, of Westminster-Canterbury at 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, passed away Feb. 20, 2008.
Born in Waynesburg, Pa., she was the daughter of Francis O. and Roxie M. Brugh. Mrs. Tait was the widow of William J. Tait and is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Dillon and her husband Robert; her extraordinarily devoted grandson, Howard T. Dillon and his special wife Wendi; and a beautiful great-granddaughter, Megan Dillon. In addition to family, she leaves two very loyal and loving friends at Westminster-Canterbury, Anna Ashbee and Ruth Greene, to cherish her memory. Mrs. Tait was predeceased by one brother, Charles A. Brugh and two great-grandchildren, William S. Dillon and Judith Christine Carr.
Mrs. Tait was a member of Westminster Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 99 and Al Kena Temple of the Daughters of the Nile No. 124.
A memorial service will be conducted in the chapel of Westminster-Canterbury at 1 p.m. Sunday. Greg Dalle-Tezze, associate chaplain of Westminster-Canterbury will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Youth Fellowship. At Mrs. Tait’s request, a private cremation will be handled by Cremation Society of Virginia, Southside.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 23, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :26

Jimmie I. Vick Sr.
BOYKINS - Jimmie Irvin Vick Sr., 78, went to be with the Lord Feb. 21, 2008. Mr. Vick was born in Logan, W.Va., March 19, 1929, to the late Joseph B. and Lula Sexton Vick. Jimmie was the youngest of six children, grew up on a farm on Indian Town Road near Courtland, and was a 1949 graduate of Courtland High School. He served as a sergeant with the U.S. Army 1st Division during the Korean War.
For many years, he was a salesman with White Way Foods and was the owner of Boykins Tire Co. and Texaco. He worked as a sign painter and automobile refinisher in his spare time. An avid fisherman and gardener, Jimmie was a member of the American Legion in Boykins and a member and trustee of Berean Baptist Church.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Jim I. Vick Jr. of Boykins; his daughter, Nancy Vick Goldman and husband David of Norfolk; two grandsons, Jamie and Michael Jones of Norfolk; brother, Jack Vick; and sister, Louella Tisdale, both residents of the East Pavilion in Franklin; several nieces and nephews and many friends. Mr. Vick was predeceased by his first wife, Elizabeth; his second wife, Lucille; son, Steven Vick; brother, Joseph Vick Jr.; and sisters, Mildred Smith, Dorothy Richards and Catherine Everett. He was a wonderful father and grandfather, and our lives were greatly blessed with his presence and love.
A funeral will be conducted Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Berean Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Alvis officiating. Burial will follow in Beechwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Wright Funeral Home, Boykins Chapel.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 24, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :29

Charles E. McDougall Sr.
CHESAPEAKE - Charles Eugene McDougall Sr. was born Dec. 26, 1938, in New Castle, Pa., to Myrna and Glenn L. McDougall. Mr. McDougall passed from this life Feb. 19, 2008, at the age of 69. His nickname was Gene. He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn L. McDougall and brother, Glenn McDougall Jr.
He is survived by his mother, Myrna McDougall; sisters, Glenda Tait and Karen McDougall and brother, Richard McDougall; nephews, Dave, Jeff and Tye McDougall and David Tait; niece, Debbie Norris; a daughter, Sherry Clark and son-in-law, John Clark; son, Charles McDougall and daughter-in-law, Rhonda McDougall; grandchildren, Cody, Joseph and Lacey McDougall and Kellie and Tabitha Hipp; and great-grandchildren, Abby Atkins and Gabrielle Mills.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Great Bridge Chapel, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 26, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

Nancy N. Moore
CHESAPEAKE - Nancy Ann Newhart Moore, 72, passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Coplay, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Paul C. Newhart and Emma Gollatz Newhart. Nancy was predeceased by her husband of 39 years, Garland Roy Moore and two brothers, Robert J. Newhart and Carl D. Newhart. She worked for 33 years in banking, where she was employed by several small banks, which became Virginia National Bank, later, Sovran Bank and ultimately, Bank of America. After retiring from the bank, Nancy worked for the Chesapeake Public Schools Safety Department for 13 years. Nancy was also an auxiliary deputy in the Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office. She was an avid gardener, environmentalist and animal lover. Most of all, she will be remembered as a loving sister, wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her son, Gary Moore and wife Maria N. Moore of Chesapeake; grandchildren, Erica Moore Lewis, Anthony “Tony” Moore, Jeffrey Moore and Suzette Moore; great-grandchildren, Connor Roy Lewis and Riley Sadler Lewis; her brothers, Sheriff John R. Newhart, Paul A. Newhart and Leonard P. Newhart as well as a very large extended family of nieces, nephews and close friends.
The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. The Rev. Tom Mercer will officiate.
The viewing will begin today with the family receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Cora Ladi and her staff for the kindness and love given to Nancy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chesapeake Humane Society, c/o the Chesapeake Animal Shelter, 3807 Cook Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23323.
Friends are invited to sign the online guest book at

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 26, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

Audrey Hinton Pannell
CHESAPEAKE - Audrey Hinton Pannell, 81, of the 3200 block of Taylor Road, went to be with the Lord Feb. 24, 2008 in a Virginia Beach hospital.
A native of Kaneysville, W.Va., she was a retired guidance counselor and teacher at Cradock High School after 33 years. She graduated from Madison College with a B.S. degree in business and received her master’s degree from the College of William and Mary.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Richard Warren Pannell; a brother, Douglas Hinton of Fairfax, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Tate and husband Bill of Portsmouth and Elsie Sanderford and husband Sandy of Raleigh, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Episcopal Church by the Rev. Ron Greiser. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, today from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church Organ Fund, 424 Washington St., Portsmouth VA 23704.
The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 26, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :19

Barbara Ann Parker
VIRGINIA BEACH - Barbara Ann Parker, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and mother-in-law, whose entire life was dedicated to the growth and enrichment of her family, died Feb. 24, 2008, at the age of 76 in Virginia Beach.
Barbara was born in Stuart, Va., to Ellen and Percy Powell in 1932. After graduating high school, Barbara moved to California for a short while before returning to Norfolk and working at WTKR TV station as the receptionist.
Barbara is survived by her children, Sandra Hogge and her husband Preston of Portsmouth, Anita Gambardella of Norfolk, Alecia Parker of New York, N.Y., and Stephanie Parker of Atlanta; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her loving sister, Wilma Knowles; her brother-in-law, Ray Knowles; many nieces, nephews, cousins and supportive friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, Tommie Fred Parker Jr.; her mother, father, stepfather and her brother, Garland.
Tommie and Barbara were members of the Faith Wesleyan Church in Norfolk.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Kellum Funeral Home, Rosewood Chapel. The family will be accepting visitors from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Rosewood Memorial Park.
The family has requested any memorial donations in Barbara’s name be made to Faith Wesleyan Church, 745 Pecan Point Road, Norfolk, VA 23502.
You may offer condolences to the family at

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 28, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

Louise E. Brinson
NORFOLK - Louise E. Brinson, 84, passed away peacefully Feb. 26, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Brinson was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Wythe, Va. Her love and faith in our God could never be questioned. Her family and friends will always remember her as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-greatgrandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Myrtle Tiemann and husband Ed of Elizabeth City; two sons, Roger Brinson of Ashland, Va., and Dean Brinson and wife Judy of Norfolk; a brother, Graham Hale and wife Melissa of Hillsville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Brinson and a grandson, Kevin Brinson.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family would like to extend a special thanks for all those who took extra special care of Mrs. Brinson. Please share your love and condolences with the family at

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 28, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

Maxwell D. Simpson
NORFOLK - Maxwell Dale Simpson, 70, of the 1000 block of Warwick Ave., passed away Feb. 26, 2008, in Portsmouth
Naval Hospital. A native of Ft. Ashby, W.Va., he was the son of the late Henry and Daisy Simpson. He retired as an EM-1 from the United States Navy and also retired from NORSHIPCO as an armature winder/electrician.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jeanette Mae Simpson; two daughters, Cindy Durham and Pam Hagenmaier, both of Norfolk; two sons, Max Simpson of Indiana and Rodney Simpson of North Carolina; and eight grandchildren, Kenny Simpson, Jeannette Dodd, Tiffany Simpson, Dean Hagenmaier III, Adam Simpson, Craig Durham II, Stephanie Hagenmaier and Sabrina Monroe. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren; a sister, Sarah Harbaugh; and two brothers, Leonard and Donald Simpson.
A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel, today from 7 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 28, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :19

Franklin C. Smith
WILMINGTON - Franklin Charles Smith, 87, formerly of Norfolk, died Feb. 25, 2008. Born in Onancock, he was a son of the late William Spencer and Ruth Custis Smith and the widower of Doris Lee Petet Smith.
Mr. Smith was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired chief petty officer from the U.S. Coast Guard. While living in Norfolk, he owned and operated several service stations.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda S. Zielinski and husband Frank of Bay City, Mich., Betty Jo Martin and husband Bill of Norfolk and Judy S. Camp and husband Tom of Poquoson, Va.; one son, Ray Smith and wife Linda of Franklin, Va.; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk. Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, has charge of arrangements.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 28, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :19

Everett D. Tate
NAGS HEAD - Everett Douglas Tate, 83, died Feb. 26, 2008, in Outer Banks Hospital. He was born in the village of Duck, son of the late Ruth Scarborough Tate and Samson D. Tate. He was also predeceased by a son, Frank Elliott Tate.
During World War II, he served in the United States Navy. Following the war, he also served three years in the United States Coast Guard. He retired as postmaster at the Nags Head Post Office. Throughout his life, a love of commercial fishing never escaped him. He especially enjoyed mullet fishing. He was captain of a shrimp boat in Charleston, S.C., where he met Suzanne, his wife of 54 years. Returning to Dare County in 1961, he opened and operated Tate’s Landing, a bait and tackle shop, for four years on the Nags Head Causeway.
Besides Suzanne, he is survived by his son, Mark D. Tate and wife Pam; grandsons, Scott and Grant; and nephew, Douglas Cornette.
For 46 years, he was a member of Duck United Methodist Church. A funeral will be held there at 2 p.m. Saturday followed by a graveside service and burial in Austin Cemetery, Kitty Hawk. The family will receive friends at Twiford’s Funeral Home, Manteo, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and also at the home, 403 Villa Dunes Drive in Nags Head. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Building Fund, Duck United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8010, Duck NC 27949.
Visit to sign the online register.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 18, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :24

Irwin Berger
NORFOLK - Irwin Berger passed away Feb. 17, 2008. He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Anna Berger and his sisters, Betty Camhi and Henrietta Blaustein.
He is survived by his loving wife, Rose; his two daughters, Madeline Lieberman and her husband David and Helene Frost and her husband Allan; seven grandchildren, Deborah, Mark, Linda, Leigh and Lauren Lieberman, Lee Belote and her husband Jim, Scott Frost and his wife Nadine. He was also blessed with four great-grandchildren, Justin, Garrett, Ruby and Ally. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.
He was a retired CPA and partner with Goodman and Co. and taught accounting as an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University. He also had served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.
Some of his many professional and community activities included the Virginia Society of Certified Accountants, past president and board member, co-editor of the Virginia Accountant, member of the Kiwanis Club and secretary of the Torch Club of Norfolk. He was a member of the Masonic Order and vice president of the Chamber of Commerce
He was active in the Jewish community and served as treasurer of Ohef Sholom Temple and president of the Men’s Club. He also served as president of the local Jewish Community Center and later as president of the Mid Atlantic Region of the Jewish Welfare Board. In 2007, he received the National Family Advocacy Award for the leadership he provided to the Child and Family Services of Eastern Virginia. The Norfolk and Virginia Beach Friends of the Library was also an organization close to his heart, as well as others too numerous to mention.
He was a great romantic and Rose was the love of his life for 69 years of marriage. He will be mostly cherished for being a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend whose commitment to family and community was an inspiration to us all.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg and Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel officiating. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ohef Sholom in Norfolk.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 18, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :24

Daniel A. Ruben
VIRGINIA BEACH - Daniel A. Ruben died Feb. 16, 2008, in a local hospital.
Born in Norfolk, Mr. Ruben was the son of the late Max and Rose Ruben. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.
A lifelong resident of Norfolk, he was a graduate of Maury High School, Class of 1938, and played the viola in the school orchestra. Mr. Ruben was the owner and operator of the Old Dominion Oil Co. for more than 35 years before his retirement in 1980. He was a founding member of Temple Israel in Norfolk and a member of the Board of Directors of B’rith Sholom Center. Mr. Ruben was an avid golfer and had six holes-in-one. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend who will be deeply missed.
Mr. Ruben is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Mollie Ruben; two sons, Laurence Ruben of Virginia Beach and Robert Ruben and his wife Brenda of Rockville, Md.; two daughters, Debra Isaacson and her husband Dr. Dale Isaacson of Potomac, Md., and Mary Jo Reich and her husband David of Short Hills, N.J.; one brother, Herbert Ruben of Lexington, Mass.; eight grandchildren, Jason, Pamela and Dr. Michael Isaacson, Scott and Ronni Jane Reich and Jake, William and Benjamin Ruben; and three great-grandchildren, Zackary, Lily and Abigail Isaacson.
The funeral will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. with Rabbi Michael Panitz officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mucolipidosis IV Foundation, 719 East 17th St., Brooklyn, NY 11230 or to a worthy charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 18, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :24

Hubert S. Rawlings
FRANKLIN - Hubert Sidney Rawlings Jr. passed away peacefully Feb. 15, 2008.
Better known to friends and family as “Tubby,” he was born Dec. 24, 1926, to Hubert Sidney and Virginia Ford Rawlings in Franklin.
After graduating from Franklin High School, Tubby attended Virginia Tech before being drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. As a paratrooper with the 457th Field Artillery Battalion, he achieved the rank of staff sergeant. Returning home, he received his bachelor’s degree from Randolph Macon College in 1951. He went on to earn his doctorate of dental surgery from the Medical College of Virginia in 1955.
Following graduation, Tubby moved home to Franklin to begin his dental practice. Soon after, he met Marie Maxwell of New Brunswick, Canada, and they wed in 1957.
Tubby is survived by a daughter, Ann R. Stutts and husband Lawrence of Powhatan, Va.; two sons, Robert Maxwell Rawlings and Stephen Ford Rawlings of Suffolk; two granddaughters, Alison Marie Stutts and Whitney Carver Stutts, both of Powhatan; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Maxwell of Kentville, Nova Scotia.
Besides his parents, Tubby was predeceased by his wife Marie; sister, Rosalind R. Graves; and brother-in-law, Ronald J. Maxwell.
Tubby was a lifetime member of High Street United Methodist Church in Franklin and served in the choir for many years. He was also a member of Rotary International since 1955. Tubby became interested in woodworking at the age of 14 and took on many projects over the years, often fixing things for others who knew of his skill and willingness to help.
The family will receive friends at Tubby’s home, 108 Circle Drive, Franklin, between 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.
A funeral will be held in High Street United Methodist Church, 301 West First Ave., Franklin, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, with the Rev. Susan M. Reaves officiating. The graveside service will be family only. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church or a charity of one’s choice. Wright Funeral Home is assisting the family.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 21, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

John R. Harrington
CHESAPEAKE - Lt. Cmdr. John R. “Bud” Harrington, U.S. Navy retired, of the 600 block of Ravenwoods Drive, passed away Feb. 20, 2008, in his home.
Born in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of the late Lester and Ruby Harrington. He was predeceased by his wife, Claire P. Harrington. At age 16, Bud enlisted in the Merchant Marines and served during World War II. In June of 1946, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. A mustang, he progressed from a seaman recruit to the rank of lieutenant commander. During 29 years in the Navy, some of his assignments included: USS Lloyd Thomas, USS Abbott, USS Muliphen, USS Little Rock, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Seoul, Korea and COMCRUDESLANT. After his distinguished naval career, Bud worked for Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group from 1975 to 1991.
John is survived by five children, John Harrington Jr. and his wife Sharon of Boston, Gay Harrington and partner Dominique Pickett of Arlington, Va., Steven Harrington of Arlington, Sheila Bogart and her husband David of Chesapeake, David Harrington and wife Melissa of Virginia Beach; and five grandchildren, Elliott, Monica, Natalie, Victoria and Maya.
The funeral will be conducted at noon Saturday in the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake. Interment will follow with full military honors in Colonial Grove Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the USO, the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society.
Friends are invited to sign the online guest book at

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 21, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :19

Richard T. Case
VIRGINIA BEACH - Retired Chief Petty Officer Richard T. Case passed away peacefully at his home Feb. 19, 2008. He joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and served honorably in World War II and the Korean War. One of his most memorable times was his service on the D.E. John M. Bermingham. He retired from the Navy after 20 years of service and continued to serve his country as a civil servant working on naval destroyers.
Richard was predeceased by his wife, Adeline Case; father, Charles Case; mother, Evelyn Case; brother, Charles Case; and grandson, Adrian Harrison.
Richard was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle.
He is survived by his children, Philip Case, Pam Harrison, Evelyn Lovely and husband Dennis and Ted Case, all of Virginia Beach. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael Lovely and wife Karen, Hope Harrison and Elle Case, all of Virginia Beach and Charles Lovely and wife Kim of Newport News; great-grandchildren, David and Shaun Lovely, Adriana and Mariah Harrison, all of Virginia Beach and Joshua Lovely of Newport News. Richard will also be missed by his many loving nieces and nephews and friends.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends, today from 7 to 9 p.m. in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel. After the services, the family will be sitting Shiva at 4448 Paul Jones Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
Please visit this memorial at

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 21, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :19

Philipp S. McGonigall
VIRGINIA BEACH - Philipp Sherwin McGonigall died Feb. 19, 2008, in Virginia Beach. Mr. McGonigall was living in Virginia Beach to be near his family but was a resident of Cape Charles, Va. He was born in Baltimore, the son of the late Floyd and Martha McGonigall.
He was a World War II veteran and had retired from the U.S. government where he worked for Immigration.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine “Mackie” G. McGonigall.
Survivors include two daughters, Pamela M. Olson and her husband Eric G. of Virginia Beach and Sharon L. Moroney and her husband Bradford K. of Lovettsville, Va.; and his only grandchildren, Kayla Marie Olson and Eric Kyle Olson. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 4 p.m. in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel. Burial will follow in National Memorial Park in Falls Church, Va., Monday at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family would like to thank Dr. Tom Alberico and his staff. Online condolences may be made at

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 22, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :17

Warren C. Councill
FRANKLIN - Warren C. Councill of Clay Street died Feb. 20, 2008, in Southampton Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Franklin July 12, 1923, the son of Herbert G. and Mary Davidson Councill. He was a farmer all of his life, and never lived out of sight of his birthplace, with the exception of the time during World War II when he served with the U.S. Maritime Service in Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., and in the North Atlantic.
Mr. Councill was married to Clare Parker Westbrook for 60 years. She predeceased him in 2005. Two sons were born of their marriage, W. Parker Councill and George E. Councill, both of whom survive. He is survived, as well, by a granddaughter, Courtney Westbrook Councill and three grandsons, George E. Councill Jr., Peter Westbrook Councill and Warren Marks Gillette Councill. A sister, Virginia Councill Callison, predeceased him, but a sister, Marilyn C. Colclough, a brother, Herbert G. Councill Jr. and a close first cousin and friend, Dorothy C. Beale, survive.
A graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Poplar Springs Cemetery with the Rev. James H. Hyatt officiating. The family will receive friends at the residence. They suggest that any memorials be made to the Franklin Congregational Christian Church, 412 N. High St., Franklin, VA 23851. Wright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 22, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :18

Henry W. Drum
NORFOLK - Retired U.S Navy Capt. Henry W. “Hank Drum died Feb. 8, 2008, while vacationing in Florida at the age of 89. Born in Greensport, N.Y., to William and Grace Drum, he graduated from La Salle Military Academy in Oakdale, N.Y., and attended Holy Cross College in Worces ter, Mass.
During World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater earning the Distinguished Fly ing Cross. During his 31-year naval career he commanded squadrons VR-21 and VAP-62 NAS Lakehurst, N.J., and EPDOLANT, Norfolk. Follow ing his retirement as a naval aviator, Mr. Drum worked at Saland Real Estate on Long Island for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife Mary Shirley Drum; his chil dren, Diane Sandusky of Bowie Md., Kathleen Bitgood of Nian tic, Conn., Patricia Ammons of Jeffersonton, Va., Cauly Rede nius of Orange Park, Fla., Duffy of Norfolk, Bridget of East Hartford, Conn., Michael of Annapolis, Md., and Timothy of Cutchogue, N.Y.; a sister, Grace Schanz of Atlantic Beach, Fla. 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A service was held Feb. 15 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church in Mat tituck, N.Y. Interment followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery Cutchogue, N.Y.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 23, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :25

William S. Lee Jr.
NORFOLK - William Semple Lee Jr. died Feb. 20, 2008. A Norfolk native, Bill’s parents, William S. and Irma C. Lee, married in 1924.
Two years later Irma gave birth to their first and only child, William. The family first lived at a property on Lens Avenue in Norfolk. A child of the Great Depression, Bill grew up surrounded with loving influences of his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Bill graduated from Granby High School.
Having registered for the draft, Bill served in the U.S. Army overseas as part of occupation forces in post World War II Germany from Nov. 17 until Oct. 10, 1946. After leaving the service, he attended the College of William and Mary as a full time student later graduating with a degree in economics.
After those earlier college days, now 25 years old, he was selected to become one among 43 other classmen to attend an intensive 10-week law enforcement course in Richmond, Va., under the direction of the Dept. of State Police. The first mid-century mid-term basic training school of the department passed into history that March 6, 1945. Trooper W.S. Lee Jr., president of the Class of 1951, delivered the valedictorian address. He served as a state trooper for more than two years.
In 1952, his parents bought their first new home in Coleman Place. Bill’s dad, William, worked as a police officer at the Norfolk Naval Station (NOB) and mother Irma was a career homemaker. With the passing of time, family members passed on. Years earlier, Bill’s dad purchased a small strip of beach-front property for investment purposes. Years later, the property was sold to a developer at some profit and a family trust fund was formed to care for estate survivors. As fate would have it, not long after Bill’s dad, reportedly a heavy smoker, passed away in his late 50s. Bill worked for the City of Norfolk’s juvenile protection and probation unit, a position he held for nearly four years, until or about the time of his dad’s death. Later resigning, entering the private sector seeking employment that would offer flexible hours, better to care for his grieving mother.
Subsequently, Bill was employed by State Farm Insurance as personal injury and casualty claims adjuster. Those promising career prospects were shortened abruptly when Bill, just 40, was severely beaten during an apparent robbery attempt. These injuries severely interfered with the function of the right side of his body. Impairing his speech, writing and motion skills, he was forced into early retirement with disability compensation. With more leisure time on his hands, Bill frequented local favorites such as Miss Kitty’s and the “Hayloft Lounge” at the Admiralty Hotel. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and VFW Post No. 4809. Old friends will always remember Bill’s ability to brighten any social setting. If not by his radiant smile and keen sense of wit and humor, then certainly it would be his outward dress apparel (be it plaid, stripe, checkered and/or bright solid colors, always neat and clean and in nor particular order). He reveled in the vocal good humored attention it prompted from close friends and comrades. At times trading verbal barbs with others, that some unknown observed might have thought ill-mannered were in reality terms of endearment between friends. A devoted and loving son, when Bill’s mom turned 99, he placed her in a nursing home and faithfully visited her twice daily for two years until the time of her passing at 101.
Those closest to Bill want to express their sincere and heartfelt appreciation to the doctors and medical staff at Sentara Leigh Hospital and most especially those persons at all levels at Sentara Corp./Sentara Village-North in Norfolk for their personal care and attention given their friend during the last 2 1/2 years of his life.
Friends of the deceased are invited to attend a reception in the small hall at VFW Post No. 4809, 5728 Bartee St., Norfolk, VA 23502 Monday between 2 and 4 p.m. Bring your remembrances to share with others.
Cremation Society of Virginia, Virginia Beach office, is handling arrangements.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 23, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :26

Marvin L. Moore
WINTERVILLE - Marvin L. Moore, 86, peacefully joined the Lord from his home Friday, Feb. 22, 2008.
Mr. Moore was a native of Scotland Neck and a longtime resident of Portsmouth. Having served in World War II in the elite Darby’s Rangers, he was awarded both a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his combat wounds and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 41 in Portsmouth. He retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and was a member of Reedy Branch Church in Winterville, N.C., and previously a member of Grove Park Baptist Church in Portsmouth. Marvin “Bud” Moore will be remembered as a man of integrity and honor, a humble patriot, devoted husband, father and grandfather, and as a loving family man with many life accomplishments.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Scotland Neck Chief of Police, A.P. and Ora Moore; brother, A.P. Moore; and sister, Pauline Moore Parker.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris Smith Moore; daughters, Martha Moore Franklin and husband Wendell of Norfolk, and Connie Moore Thomas and husband Mark of Chesapeake; sons, Marvin L. Moore Jr. and wife Jenny of Riverside, Ala., and Paul A. Moore and wife Debbie of Portsmouth; grandchildren, Stefanie Spinelli, Amy Harrington, Angela Carey, Kyle Moore, T.J. Moore, Taylor Franklin, Danny Moore, Jeremy Moore, James Thomas and Landon Thomas; great-grandchildren, Ashton Carey, Zoe Papadopoulos, Hunter Harrington and Kassidy Carey; brother, Robert Moore; and sisters, Virginia Moore Hughes, Elsie Moore Woodard, Shirley Moore Marlowe and Mary Moore Alexander.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home and at other times at his home. A graveside service will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Pinewood Memorial Park.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 24, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :29

Loren Evory
CHESAPEAKE - Loren Evory, 87, was called home Feb. 7, 2008. Family was by his side.
He was born in Kingston, N.Y., the son of Robert Bond Evory and Martha Jean (Shultis) Evory. Lillian, his wife of 61 years, predeceased him in October 2007. He was also predeceased by sisters, Gertrude Evory Britt and Helen Evory Hyatt.
He is survived by his protective and dependable older brother, Robert S. Evory; daughter, Susan Moskowitz; sons, Robert A. Evory and wife Ann and Loren Evory and wife Muriel; daughter, Martha Taylor and husband Craig; and son, the Rev. Daniel Evory and wife Ann. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, one great-grandson, many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and caregivers in Cedar Manor Assisted Living in Chesapeake.
Mr. Evory was known to be thoughtful, nurturing, compassionate and patriotic. He was deeply committed to education in himself and others. He graduated from Kingston High School and earned a Baccalaureate at SUNY New Paltz, and a master’s degree at New York University.
As a sergeant in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he served in the 9th Air Force based in England. His unit, the 394th bomb group, participated in many battles and campaigns including the Battle of the Bulge and Normandy. In France, actions of the “Bridge Busters” paralyzed axis reinforcements on their way to the Normandy beaches and supported the Allied advance through many offensive actions. In 1946, the French government recognized them with the French Croix de Guerre With Palm. He was also awarded the distinguished Unit Badge and the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal.
Loren and Lillian worked and raised their family in New York. He served the community first as a teacher and principal in New Hyde Park, N.Y., and then as a principal in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. He was always appreciated for his dedication to the well-being of students, faculty and staff. In 1982, he and Lillian retired to Burlington, N.C., and in 2001, moved to Chesapeake.
As a father, he strongly encouraged his children to pursue education and worked hard to enable each of them to attend college. Once retired, he did volunteer work for Meals on Wheels, hospice and a local nursing home. He was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, participating enthusiastically and recruiting for various choirs and music programs and leading Sunday school classes.
Memorial donations can be made to School of Education Scholarship Fund, SUNY New Paltz Foundation Inc., 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561-2443.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at
Funeral services and interment for Loren and Lillian Evory will be in March at Arlington National Cemetery.

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 24, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :29

Melburn H. Vinson
NORFOLK - Melburn H. Vinson, 86, passed away Feb. 20, 2008, in River Point Nursing Home.
A native of Standard, La., he was the son of the late John and Lucille Vinson and the widower of Gladys E. Vinson. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a senior chief petty officer and also retired from real estate. He was a naval veteran of World War II and a Pearl Harbor survivor. He belonged to the Pearl Harbor Association and was an avid hunter and lover of the outdoors.
He is survived by his daughter, Rhonda Tijerina and her husband Joe of Mission Viejo, Calif.; a son, Melburn C. Vinson and wife Bonnie of Norfolk; a sister, Margaret Turski of Las Vegas, Nev.; and two brothers, Lynn Vinson and Edward Vinson, both of California.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at King’s Grant Assisted Living and River Point Nursing Home.
A funeral will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Little Creek Amphibious Base Chapel. Burial will be private. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the D.A.V. Any non-military people who wish to attend the funeral need to contact the funeral home at (757) 464-6221 today by 2 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at .

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 25, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :23

Alexander G. Patykula
NORFOLK - Alexander G. Patykula, 91, of the 8200 block of Halprin Drive, passed away Feb. 23, 2008.
Born in New Bedford, Mass., to the late Thomas and Antonia Patykula, Mr. Patykula was a graduate of New Bedford High School and Dartmouth Technical College. A retired U.S. Naval officer, he was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Mr. Patykula also retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and the Fleet Reserve Association.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alice V. Patykula; three sons, John Patykula of Richmond, Va., Thomas Patykula and wife Ida of Mililani, Hawaii, and Joseph Patykula and wife Lynn of Yorktown, Va.; a sister, Janina Roberts of Rapid City, S.D.; four grandchildren, Timothy and wife Jessica, Alexander, Julie and Michael Patykula; and sister-in-law, Stacia Patykula. He was predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Joseph Patykula; and two sisters, Katherine Gunning and Alice Hopp.
A funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Pius X Catholic Church by Father Jun Belarote. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at

:The Virginian-Pilot; :Feb 25, 2008; :Hampton Roads; :24

Walter Tapler
THE VILLAGES, Fla. - Walter “Whitey” Tapler, 83, died Dec. 20, 2007.
Mr. Tapler moved to Florida from Portsmouth in 1999. He resided in Portsmouth with his wife Marilyn for more than 35 years. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member and past president of Elizabeth Manor Country Club and was employed in the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the Navy Credit Union.
He was predeceased by his wife Marilyn in January 2004. Survivors include his sons, Michael Tapler of North Carolina and Francis “Skip” Tapler of Florida; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Interment of his ashes will be in Saratoga, N.Y., in the spring of 2008.

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