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David Lynn Michaelis

David Lynn Michaelis, 64, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018. David was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula, and was a 1972 graduate of York High School. He retired from the Daily Press in 2010 after 35 years as an insert operator/trainer. He was a member of Grafton Christian Church and was an avid NASCAR fan.
David is survived by his wife Diane Michaelis; a son, Brian Clagett of Williamsburg; a daughter Ruth Ann Ahola of Weatherford, TX; 3 brothers, Karl L. Michaelis, Jr. (Anne) of Carrolton, VA; Gary P. Michaelis and William Michaelis, both of Grafton, VA and a sister Sharon Wellington (Jon), also of Grafton. He is also survived by nephews Joshua Caldwell and Cliff Caldwell; 3 grandchildren, Patrick Charles Aloha of Weatherford, TX, Maxwell Ritz of Williamsburg, VA and Katherine Diane Ahola, also of Weatherford, TX.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, June 1, at Grafton Christian Church with Rev. John Falk officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA, 23060, or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312.

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