KERSTETTER, Mark A.
Birthplace: Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Resided In: Culpeper, Virginia
Mark Albert Kerstetter, 80, of Culpeper, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 23, 2004.
Mark was born on August 3, 1924 in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, to the late Lester L. and Hazel Wilhour Kerstetter.
Mark served his country in the United States Navy during WW II after which he attended and graduated from The American Institute of Banking in Rutgers, New Jersey. Mark retired from Meridian Bank of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Mark was a member and past president of Rotary in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, where he received the Paul Harris Award. He was also a member of the Emmaus, Pennsylvania Jaycee Chapter. Mark was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Culpeper, Virginia.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley R. Kerstetter of Culpeper, Virginia, his daughter Karen Maloney and her husband Thomas of Boston, Virginia, his sister Iris Plant of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, his sister-in-law, June Kerstetter of Sunbury, Pennsylvania, two half-sisters Rosella Zerbe of Stonington, Pennsylvania and Peggy Phillips of Milton, Pennsylvania, two granddaughters Laura and Lisa Maloney both of Boston, Virginia, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, William H. Kerstetter of Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 26, 2004 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, Virginia 22701, with Rev. Angela Jennings conducting the service. A visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Culpeper, Virginia. Interment will be in the NEW Culpeper National Cemetery, 501 East Chandler Street, Culpeper, Virginia with military honors provided by VFW Post 2524 and American Legion Post 330 both of Culpeper, Virginia.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Family Care Home Health and Hospice, 610 Laurel Street, Culpeper, Virginia, 22701. Condolences may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . The family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.
BUNCH, B.V. Sr.
Birthplace: Rapidan, virginia
Resided In: Culpeper, Virginia
B.V. “Brock” Bunch, 68, of Culpeper passed away at University Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia on Monday, March 22, 2004. Mr. Bunch was born March 26,1935 in Rapidan, VA. He is the son of the late Drury Lester Bunch and Virginia Crane Bunch. He was retired as a produce operator. “Brock” enjoyed gardening, being outdoors and was a friend to all that met him.
He is survived by his son B. Vernon Bunch and his wife Jane and daughter Sue Jenkins and her husband Rusty all of Culpeper, 6 grandchildren, former wife Frances H. Bunch of Culpeper, Also, two step-daughters Ivy Corbin and Mary Hartman both of Culpeper,two brothers Lawrence Bunch and his wife Dorothy of Warsaw, VA and Bryant L. Bunch of Rhoadesville, sister-in-laws Kay Bunch of Taonian Springs, VA, Juanita Smoot of Bluemont, VA, Karen Mullins of Rhoadesville, VA and Shirley Jacobs of Culpeper, VA, brother-in-laws Billy Ray Darnell of Culpeper, VA, Bert Darnell of Bealeton, VA, Jimmy Darnell of Catlett, VA and Curtis Darnell of Catlett, VA. He also has a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding Mr. Bunch in death are his second wife Edith D. Bunch, brothers Warren Bunch and Samuel Bunch and sisters Agnes B. Smoot and Phyllis A. Bunch.
Funeral services will be held in the Clore English Funeral Home Chapel, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, Virginia on Thursday March 25, 2004 at 11:00 a.m.. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. Pastor Charles Shifflett will conduct services. The family will receive friends at the Clore English Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 7:00 till 8:30 p.m..Memorial contributions may be made in his name to, Culpeper Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 747, Culpeper, Virginia 22701. The Clore English Funeral home has been entrusted with arrangements.
YATES, Ruby B.
Birthplace: Bland, Virginia
Resided In: Falls Church, Virginia
Mrs. Ruby Billips Yates passed away Thursday, March 25, 2004 in Falls Church, Virginia.
Mrs. Yates was born in Bland, Virginia to the late William Floyd Billips and Louvenia Compton Billips and was the widow of the late Earl Yates.
She graduated from Radford University and retired as an educator with the Fairfax County school system. Mrs. Yates was a member of the order of Eastern Star Sharon Chapter 63, McLean
Virginia, the Fairfax Retired Teacher Association and the National Education Association.
Surviving Mrs. Yates is her sister, Bertha B. Wiseman, six nephews and 5 nieces.
Rev. Donald White will conduct a graveside service Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at one o’clock at the Mechanicsburg Cemetery in Bland, Virginia.
The family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, Virginia with the handling of arrangements.
BERNA, John L.
Resided In: Culpeper, Virginia
John A. Berna
Bank Director, CCA President
John A. Berna died on Saturday, November 27, 2004 at his home in Culpeper, VA, of lymphoma. He was born in Oklahoma on June 9, 1935. He graduated from high school in Ponca City, OK, and came to Washington, D.C., to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1952. He later received BA and MBA degrees from American University. His military obligation was fulfilled by serving in the U.S. Army in a Military Intelligence unit from 1958 until 1960 and, again, in 1962 when his reserve unit was reactivated. He received a CPA certificate from the state of Maryland where he was living at the time. In 1961 he joined the Securities and Exchange Commission and became a Branch Chief in the Division of Corporate Finance. In 1969 he accepted the position of Corporate Treasurer at the Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington, D.C.
In the mid-70s he moved to the Remington, Va., area where he raised cattle and cultivated grapes. He served as a Director and President of the Marshall Feeder Cattle Association and was a representative to the Board of the State Feeder Cattle Association. He was also active in the Vinifera Wine Growers Associaiton. He later co-founded Accounting and Financial Associates, an accounting and tax practice. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of State Bank of Remington, elected Chairman, and served on the Board of Directors of James River Bankshares following its merger with State Bank.
He moved to Culpeper, Va., in 1997 and became active in the Community Concert Association of Culpeper as a Director and President. His hobbies were fishing, golf and bridge.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann, his mother, Jessie Berna, of Desert Palm Springs, CA, a brother, Don Berna, of Hacienda Heights, CA, and a sister, Nancy Kay McMillan, of Kerrville, TX. Arrangements are being handled by the Clore-English Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Rapidan, 1200 Sunset Lane, Culpeper, VA, 22701. In accordance with John’s wishes, private services will be held.
SPITZER, Elsie B.
Birthplace: Madison County, Virginia
Resided In: Madison, Virginia
Mrs. Elsie B. Spitzer, 102 years old, passed away Friday, April 2, 2004 at Autumn Care of Madison, Madison, Virginia. She was born January 16, 1902 to Fritz and Lucy Brown Blankenbaker of Madison County, Virginia and was the widow of Paul Spitzer. Mrs. Spitzer was a homemaker.
Surviving Mrs. Spitzer is her niece, Hazel B. Jones of Madison,Virginia, nephews, Linwood Blankenbaker of Culpeper, Virginia, Bennie Blankenbaker of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Carl Blankenbaker of Edgewater, Florida and a number of cousins.
Graveside funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 5, 2004 at Etlan Cemetery, Etlan, Virginia. Rev. Paul Ritter will conduct the service.
The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 4, 2004 at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, Virginia. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Spitzer’s name to Etlan United Methodist Church,c/o Stephanie Murray, 2939 Etlan Road, Etlan, Virginia 22719.
The family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral with the handling of arrangements.
CARTER, Riley and his wife Linda B. Jr.
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia
Resided In: Sarasota, Florida
Riley B. Carter, II, 62, and his wife Linda Kay Carter, 56, passed away November 24, 2004 in Sarasota, Florida. They were formerly of Great Falls, Virginia. Riley was born on July 17,1942 to Riley Brite Carter and Jessie Stinson Carter in Roanoke, Virginia. Linda was born July 31, 1948 to Marcelino Rodill Hocson and Viola Catherine McDonough Hocson in Washington, D.C.
Riley is survived by his father Riley B. Carter of Bradenton, Florida and his brother Gary K. Carter of Bradenton, Florida. Linda is survived by her son Christian Rodill of New York, sisters Barbara A. Brayfield of Georgia, Joyce M. Alder of Maryland, Gloria J. Jenkins of Virginia and a brother Edward G. Rodill of Virginia.
Riley was an entrepreneur, owning several night clubs in Washington, D.C. and owned and managed rental properties in Sarasota. He was active in and a former judge and officer in the USA Boxing Association of Florida. Linda worked for Fleming Steak House in Sarasota and was formerly employed by Ruths Chris Steak House.
Funeral services will be held at the Clore-English Funeral Home Chapel, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, Virginia on Thursday December 2, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Grotz conducting the service. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Pallbearers are David Carpenter, John Clatterbuck, William Inskeep, Thomas Leake, Douglas Settle and Robert Somerville, Jr. Memorial contributions should be made to the USA Boxing Association of Flordia, 2330 Rocky Point Road, Malibar, Florida 32950. The family has entrusted the Clore-English Funeral Home with local arrangements.
SHAMBURG, Joseph T. Sr.
Birthplace: Arlington. Virginia
Resided In: Madison, Virginia
Joseph Thomas Shamburg,Sr., 61, passed away May 26, 2004 at his residence. He was born June 28, 1942 in Arlington, Virginia to John Madison Shamburg and Rose Lee Faulkner Shamburg. Mr. Shamburg is survived by his wife, Donaphine Spicer Shamburg of Madison, Virginia. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he played baseball for the “Terps” 1966-1970 and was a veteran of the Marines. Mr. Shamburg was an insurance salesman with Geico.
Joseph was a “died in the wool” lover of sports, the N.Y.Yankees, the Washington Redskins and the Maryland Terps. He was also a member of the University of Maryland Alumni Association. Joseph always put those around him in a light mood with his humor.
Additional survivors are his sons, Joseph Thomas Shamburg, Jr. and his wife,Sherrie of Locust Grove, Virginia, Dale Shamburg and his fiancée Amanda Sawyer of Richmond, Virginia, grandsons, Tyler, Joshua and Wesley Shamburg, Brent and Christopher Caldwell and Austin Dodd. Also surviving are his siblings, William “ Billy “ Shamburg of Alexandria, Virginia, Alberta Shamburg of Dumfries, Virginia, Rosemary Kramer of Oakton, Virginia, Russell Shamburg of Alexandria, Virginia, Patrick Shamburg of Missouri and Larry Shamburg of Front Royal, Virginia.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 28, 2004 at Our Lady of the Blue Ridge Catholic Church, Madison, Virginia at 11:30 a.m. Father Orlowsky will conduct the service. Interment will be in Culpeper National Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Marine Corps.
Memorial contributions may be made to CRH Foundation, Cancer Center, IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH T. SHAMBURG, SR., P.O.Box 592, Culpeper, Virginia or to Family Care Home Health & Hospice , P.O. Box 592, Culpeper, Virginia 22701.
The family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.