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Obituaries

Mark Harris Holland

Mark Harris Holland a native and lifelong resident of Williamsburg Va, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday July, 31 2021 at the age of 60. He was proceeded by his parents, William T. Holland, SR. and Sarah Kerr Holland. He is survived by his sons, Marshall Harris Holland (wife Melody) and Spencer Austin Holland. Both of California; brother William (Tommy) Holland, Jr; sister Deborah Holland Jones; nieces Robin Mogle and Annie Stuppy; great nephews, Quincy Hinrichs, Jameson Stuppy; Rory Mogle; and great nieces, Sarah Mogle; and great nieces, Sarah Mogel and Norah Mogle.

Mark served the city of Newport News as a Master Police Officer for over 23 years. He graduated from Bruton High School; Thomas Nelson Community College with a degree in Police Science, and St. Leo College with a BA with Honors.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 5th at noon followed by a service at 1pm at Proporone Baptist Church at 1379 Centerville Road, Shacklesford, VA.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Proporone Baptist Church, Shackleford, VA 23156, for the purchase of an American flag and spotlight for the Church cemetery.

Mary H. (Westcott) Henry

Henry, Mary H. (nee Westcott)
It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Helene Westcott announces her passing after a long battle with dementia on August 1, 2021, at the age of 73.

A native of Denison, Iowa, Mary attended Iowa State University, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, graduating with an honors degree in mathematics.
In 1971, she began her 37-year career as a civilian employee of the U.S. Army at Fort Monroe as a computer programmer. After earning a Master of Science in Administration degree from George Washington University in 1981, she became a systems analyst for the U.S. Army Combat Developments Directorate, Fort Monroe, until her retirement in 2008.
A lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, Mary enjoyed singing in the choir and leading or participating in numerous charitable fund-raising activities both in and outside the church. Mary also enjoyed reading and playing the piano.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, H. Keith Henry, daughter and son-in-law Jessica M. and Erman Mandaci, granddaughter Emily A., and brother and sister-in-law John W. and Rose Mary Westcott and their sons Jonathan S. and Christopher T. Westcott. She was predeceased by her parents Dwight Shorland and Erma Irene (nee Hulsebus) Westcott.
A service in memory of Mary will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, August 7, at Crooks United Methodist Church, 204 Cook Road, Yorktown, with Pastor Patti Money officiating. Funeral services are being managed by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Burial will be at Crawford Heights Memorial Gardens, Denison, Iowa.
Memorial donations in memory of Mary can be made to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD), Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

Robert “Bob” Weakley


It is with great sadness that the family of Robert “Bob” Weakley announce his passing on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at the age of 81 surrounded by his loved ones. Read Obituary

Chris E. O’Connor, Jr.


Yorktown, Virginia – Chris E. O’Connor Jr., 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 29, 2021 Read Obituary

Helen McElheney Cawley


Yorktown, Va. – Helen McElheney Cawley, or “Pug” as she was more affectionately known by family and friends, passed away peacefully at her Yorktown home July 29, 2021. She was 83 years old. Read Obituary

Philip Lee Moore


Seaford, Va. – Philip Lee Moore of Seaford passed away on July 27, 2021. He was born on August 15, 1945, to Fay S. and Ethel Mills Moore. Read Obituary

Kayla Marie Pike


Kayla Marie Pike was born in Yorktown, VA on November 11, 1986 and her light left our world too suddenly on July 22, 2021 at the young age of 34. Kayla resided in Gates, North Carolina with her loving husband, Josh Pike and five amazing children, Hendrix, Rocklin, Finley, Bowie and Joslyn. Read Obituary

Rita M. Irby


Yorktown, Va. – Rita Manley Irby. 98, went to meet the Lord on July 16, 2021 from her home in York County. Read Obituary

Arnold E. Williams


Arnold E. Williams passed away at his home on July 14, 2021 in the loving arms of his wife Charlotte of 58 years. Read Obituary

Dale Marie Schiavon


Dale Marie Schiavon, 61, was called home surrounded by Angels on July 13,2021. Read Obituary

Albert T. Erkkinen


Albert T. Erkkinen, Born to Toivo and Lillian Erkkinen on February 23, 1939, died June 24, 2021. He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Sandra Lee Erkkinen and his daughters Debbie Walper, Carol Erkkinen, his stepchildren Barbara Spencer, Harry Walker III and Roxanne Richardson.
He received his bachelor’s from University of Miami and his graduate from University of Tennessee. He was a proud disabled veteran from the US Air Force where he retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
In his retirement, he volunteered at the Langley pharmacy for many years and was active serving on the board of his neighborhood HOA. He was an avid reader subscribing to the National Geographic for over 60 years.
He is remembered for his sense of humor, devotion to family, and kindness to strangers. Donations can be made in his name to the USO.

Morgan “Chip” Blake, Jr.


Morgan “Chip” Blake, Jr. passed away on Monday, July 5th. Read Obituary

Patricia Frances Borowick Mooney


Patricia Frances Borowick Mooney, 83, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021. Read Obituary

Kenneth Terrell Drewery


Kenneth Terrell Drewery, 74, passed away on Monday June 28, 2021. Read Obituary

John “Johnny” T. Deal, Jr.


John “Johnny” T. Deal, Jr., age 76, formerly of Gloucester, VA, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021. Read Obituary

Col. Mark Allan Riccio (Retired U.S. Army)


Yorktown, Va. – Mark Allan Riccio, 62, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021. Read Obituary

Etta Alberta Crockett Flowers


Etta Alberta Crockett Flowers, age 97, passed away peacefully at home on June 28, 2021. Read Obituary

Larry Charles Hanson


Larry Charles Hanson of Yorktown, VA, passed on June 18,2021, of dementia at Consulate Health Care of Williamsburg. Read Obituary

Peter Duffy


Peter Duffy, Yorktown Virginia passed away Thursday June 24, 2021, at the age of 64. Read Obituary

Harald Fritz Walian


Harald Fritz Walian, of Newport News, Virginia passed away amid the COVID pandemic on June 17, 2020 due to medical complications from surgery. Read Obituary

Robert John Byrne


Yorktown, Va. – Robert John Byrne (Bob) passed away peacefully on June 21 at the age of 88. Read Obituary

Lt. Col. Paul Vincent Koehly (Retired U.S. Air Force)


Yorktown – Our retired USAF Officer was often referred to as “Mr. Paul”. Paul went to his final resting place on June 21, 2021 to join his beloved wife Diana “Di”, parents Paul “Peck” Koehly and Florence “Flo” Limbert-Koehly, as well as his brother Joseph “Joe” Koehfy. Read Obituary

ABCS Louis Elizalde (Retired U.S. Navy)


Suffolk, VA – ABCS Louis Elizalde (retired) was born on June 5, 1936 in San Antonio, TX. He spent his childhood going to school and helping his mother. Read Obituary

Jessie Schmitthenner


Jessie Schmitthenner, of Dushore, PA and Williamsburg, VA, died suddenly Monday, June 14, 2021, at her apartment in Virginia. Read Obituary

Teresa K. Elder Plessinger


Teresa K. Elder Plessinger, 67, of Grafton Va. passed away on May 31, 2021, at Mary Immaculate Hospital after complications from a stroke and cancer. Read Obituary

Connie Ann Wilson


Hampton, Va. – Connie Ann Wilson, 70, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Read Obituary

Thomas Glen Newman


Thomas Glen Newman, 86, passed away 12th June 2021 at his new home in Seaford, Virginia. Read Obituary

Col. Charles D. Betoney


Colonel Charles D. Betoney (Ret.), 71, of Yorktown, Va., beloved husband, daddy, native of Morgantown, W.Va. and ultimate man’s man passed away on June 4, 2021. Read Obituary

Charlotte Horton Sims


Gloucester, Va. – Charlotte Horton Sims, 83, passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Read Obituary

Ruth Lillian Burrow Maness


Yorktown, VA – Prov. 31:30-31 (MSG) “The woman to be admired and praised is a woman who lives in fear of God. Give her everything she deserves, adorn her life with praises” Ruth Lillian Burrow Maness, 110 of Asheboro, NC went home to rest in the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on June 1, 2021. Read Obituary

Annie Welch Long


Annie Welch Long, 94, of Tabb, Virginia, peacefully passed away on June 4, 2021, at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Read Obituary

Michael Douglas Shields


Yorktown, Va. – Michael Douglas Shields died on Memorial Day, May 31, 2021 at the age of 69. Read Obituary

Arthur Lee Morgan


Arthur Lee Morgan, 90, of Yorktown, VA passed away peacefully at Riverside Hospital on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Read Obituary

Ronald Joel Barb


“SMsgt (retired) Ronald Joel Barb, 76, of Yorktown, died Friday, May 21, 2021 at his home. Read Obituary

Gregory Kim Lohse


Yorktown, Va. – Greg Lohse was a true Renaissance Man. You might call him a Jack of all trades, but that really doesn’t fit because he was a master at all he did. Read Obituary

Violet (Vee) Gloria Hayes (Sabo)


Yorktown, Va. – Violet (Vee) Gloria Hayes (Sabo), 92, of Yorktown, VA passed away after a brief illness on January 24, 2021 from complications of COVID-19.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions her funeral was delayed until now. Although there will be no viewing but there will be a mass at St. George’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 1001 Clinton St., Aliquippa, 2:00 PM, Friday May 28, 2021. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. She and her loving husband Jack will be interred together. Read Obituary

Virginia Kay Simpson


Virginia Kay Simpson, 75, of Hampton, Virginia passed away Sunday May 16,2021. Read Obituary

Dianna Lynn Cellinesi


In loving memory of Dianna Lynn Cellinesi born March 2, 1962 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania then resided in Maryland and Virginia. Read Obituary

Peggy Gibson Buchanan


Yorktown, Va., – Peggy was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother that went to meet her heavenly Father on May 12 2021. Read Obituary

Jean-Maurice Poitras, Jr., MD


Yorktown, VA – Jean-Maurice Poitras, Jr., MD, of Yorktown, VA, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021. Read Obituary

Spencer Keith Gaarder, Jr.


Yorktown, Va. – Spencer Keith Gaarder Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully at home Saturday, May 8th 2021. Read Obituary

Terry Wayne Lee


Yorktown, Va. – Terry W. Lee, 69, passed away May 9, 2021, in Riverside Regional Medical Center. Read Obituary

James G. Young


Hampton, Va. – James G. Young, 84, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Read Obituary

Patricia “Penny” S. Martin


Yorktown, Va. – Patricia “Penny” S. Martin, 74, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Read Obituary

David Fred Taylor


Yorktown, Va. – David Fred Taylor, 67, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday May 5, 2021. Read Obituary

Aletha G. Miller


Newport News, Va. – Aletha G. Miller, 99, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 30, 2021; 24 days shy of her 100th birthday. Read Obituary

Nell (Compton) Newberry Matney


NELL (COMPTON) NEWBERRY MATNEY, 86 years of age of Yorktown, VA, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the York Convalescent Center. Read Obituary

Lawrence “Larry” Charles Seifert, Jr.


Lawrence “Larry” Charles Seifert, Jr. passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday April 30, 2021. He was 73 years old and spent his final days in Williamsburg, Va. Read Obituary

Michael Clements West


Yorktown, Virginia
Michael Clements West, 50, a native of Hayes, Va., peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Read Obituary

William Edward Bradley


William Edward Bradley, 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 25, 2021. Read Obituary

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