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Scheduled Funerals

Alfred Richard Owens

Visitation will be on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Amory Funeral Home with services following at 12:00 noon and graveside services to follow Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, Va.

Barbara Anne Wilson

A visitation and celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 6:00pm at Amory Funeral Home, 410 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692.

Donald Christian Moyer

Memorial service on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at NOON in Zion United Methodist Church with Masonic Rites and Navy Honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Mark Howard Friedman

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 29, in Amory Funeral Home Chapel, with Rabbi Severine Sokol officiating. Local arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Brigitta Emma Marie Tetterton

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate, in her memory, to the Richmond Animal Care and Control Foundation (RACC). You can donate online at www.raccfoundation.org/donate or by mail at RACC, 1600 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222.
The family extends its deepest, heartfelt appreciation to Harmony Hospice (formerly Grace Hospice) for the excellent care given to Brigitta in the past few months. A very special thanks to her caring and devoted nurse, Rachel, and her compassionate and attentive aide, Sheila.

Addison Dean Coyle

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5-7 pm in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Judith Ann Green

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to the charity of your choice. Her memorial will be private.

Dawn Ellen Morris

Dawn’s family will be hosting a Celebration of Life at the St. George Brewing Company, 204 Challenger Way, Hampton, Virginia 23666 on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 2:00pm.
We appreciate the outpouring amount of love and support we have received from so many of you from near and far.

Sterling Wane McAllister

Visitation and funeral services will be at Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown, VA with visitation at 12 noon and service at 1pm. Interment will follow at Hampton-Veterans Memorial Gardens on Thursday, November 17, 2022.Thank you for your prayers and love that you give to our family in this very hard time. I know we all will miss Sterling a rare gem and true gentleman, loving father and proud

Rodger Sterling Saltzgiver

Visitation will take place at Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, from 4:00pm until 6:00pm. A memorial service will be held at Colonial Harbor on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 10:00am.
Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, PA.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516, which Rodger strongly supported.
Local arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Virginia Ann Agan Castellow

A funeral service will be held at NOON on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. David Hampton. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Dr. Thomas Raymond Geary, Jr.

A celebration of life will be held at Yorkminster Presbyterian Church on Saturday, December 17 at 11 am. A light lunch will follow with opportunity to share vignettes of Dad’s life, so bring your best stories and we will together carry on the sweet legacy of Tom’s life well-lived. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Irene Taylor Robertson

A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 14, at 11am at Williamsburg Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg on Powhatan Parkway.

Felix Logan Pitts

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 19, 2022 in Yorkminster Presbyterian Church starting at 11:00.
Donations in Felix’s memory may be made to the Perote Cemetery Association (c/o Sarah Hixon, 43 Hixon Ln, Banks, AL 36005) or Yorkminster Presbyterian Church (6218 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Grafton, VA 23692)

William “Larry” Felts

A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton on Friday, November 11th at 4:00 pm. Family will be available for greeting friends immediately following the service.
Memorials to an animal shelter of your choice would honor Larry’s love for his pets and all animals.

Norma R. Purvis

A funeral service will be held at NOON on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service

Jack Franklin Smoot

Visitation will be held at 1:00 on Sunday, November 6th at Amory Funeral Home, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00. A graveside service will then be held at Peninsula Memorial Park with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to York County Department of Fire and Life. P.O Box 532, Yorktown, Va. 23690. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Ann Marion Kemple

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 2-4 PM in Amory Funeral Home. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 2:00 PM in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Yorktown, Va.
The family would like to thank Riverside Hospice care for all the love and support given to Marion during this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marion’s name to Riverside Hospice, Attn: Kim Parker, 856 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Suite C, Newport News, Va. 23601.

Louis F. “Lou” Gioia

Gloucester, Va. – Louis F. “Lou” Gioia, 77, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. He is survived by his son Troy. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 2:00 PM in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be a later date in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Suffolk, Va.

H. Harris Hamilton, II

A visitation with the family will be held at 10:00 am followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am on Thursday November 3, 2022 at Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church. The memorial service will be led by Reverends B. Sung and Bob Parsons. Burial will be private with the immediate family following the service. In consideration of immunocompromised family members, the family asks that masks be worn during the visitation.
Arrangements are being handled by Amory Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to Crooks Memorial UMC at 204 Cook Rd, Yorktown, VA 23690.

Brooke Nicole Bristow

A private family memorial service to celebrate Brooke’s life will be planned.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed” – Psalm 34:18

Richard “Rich” Dunlap

A celebration of life will be held at 93 Firth Lane, Poquoson Va. 23662 on November 12, 2022 from 12-3. Our family would love to hear your stories and memories of our “Miracle Man”.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Southeastern German Shepherd Rescue in memory of Rich or you may bring your favorite covered dish to the celebration of life event on November 12, 2022.

Robert “Bob” Lee Haagsma

A Funeral service will be held on Friday, October 28, 2022, at 1:00PM at Chestnut Presbyterian Church, 1068 Chestnut Level Road, Quarryville, PA. 17566 where friends and family may begin visiting at 12:00PM. Burial will follow at The Chestnut Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Quarryville. PA. To send online condolences please visit, www.rtfoard.com.

Nancy Joyce Johnson

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 29, 2022 in Amory Funeral Home in Grafton, VA from 4-6pm.
Funeral services will be conducted by Crawford Funeral Home in Hopwood, PA. Viewing on Friday, November 4th from 2-4PM and 6-8PM, Funeral services will be Saturday, November 5th at 12pm with internment following the service at Bryner Ridge Cemetery.

Leslie Renee Ashe

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at James River Country Club, Newport News, Va. from 1-4pm. Leslie will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She fought a courageous battle with breast cancer and memorial donations may be sent in remembrance of Leslie Ashe to The American Cancer Society POB 42040 Oklahoma City, Ok 73123 www.cancer.org Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Gary D. Shulenburg

Services will be private.

Earl Mitchell Cheek

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 3:00pm. in Seaford Baptist Church. The family will receive friends beginning at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimer’s Foundation Of America.(https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/) Arrangements are being handled by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.

Lyle R. Wolfe

Interment services and celebration of life will be held Spring 2023 in Fredonia New York.

Ruth Ann Howard

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6-8 pm in Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Toano, Va. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM in the church on Wednesday with burial to follow in James City Chapel Cemetery, Toano. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Bruce Covington Phillips

Private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bruce’s memory to the Grace Historical Church Preservation Foundation (PO Box 123, Yorktown, VA 23690), Yorktown Preservation Society (PO Box 405, Yorktown VA 23690), or a charity of your choice.

Dr. William Arthur Stembler

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 22nd at 3pm at the Stembler home. 815 Old Wormley Creek Rd. Yorktown, VA. 23692 Family will be receiving guests from 3pm – 6pm.
Fond memories and expressions of condolences can be shared EMAILRD to amoryfh@nullverizon.net for the Stembler family. Donations can be made in his name to 4 Paws Animal Rescue at www.4pawz.org. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va

Lynn Riggins Dudley

A viewing service will be held at Amory Funeral Home on Thursday October 20th 2022 6:00-7:00.

Dorothy Lankford Jarrett

The family will receive friends on Friday October 21, from 6 to 7:30 PM in Amory Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 22, in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 100 Blackburn Lane, Hampton, Va. 23666.

Mary K. Nelson

Service at noon on Monday, October 17, in Amory Funeral Home.

Gloria Ackerman

A memorial service officiated by the Reverend Kenneth Melber, will be held in her honor on November 10th at Skyview Memorial Park, Hometown.

Stanley Lee West, Jr.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 23rd at 3:00 PM at Hope Church, 4 Elmhurst Street Newport News Va. 23603. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to donate funeral funds to Hope Church Newport News at www.faithlife.com/hcva/give

Donald Raymond Pastella

Service will be private. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Sara Holmes Mills

Sara’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, October 8th, at Zion United Methodist Church, 2109 Seaford Road, Seaford, Virginia. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm and the service will start at 3:00 pm.

Barbara Helen Wargo

Family and friends will be received on Monday October 3, 2022 from 5-7 pm in Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown. The family requests in lieu of flowers that you reach out to a stranger and become a friend.

Heather Jane Norris

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at 3:00 PM be in Albert G. Horton, Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, For donations by mail: P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023

Walter Edward Zacharchuk, Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel with military honors. Inurnment will be on Wednesday in Albert G. Horton Jr Veterans Cemetery.
Memorial maybe made to the Heartland Hospice, 41 Old Oyster Point Rd., Suite D, Newport News, Va. 23602 or to Alzheimer’s Association, National Processing Center, P.O. Box 906001, Washington, DC., 20090-6011. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Gladys L. Rohrbach

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 30, 2022 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Gladys’ memory can be made to PAWS Animal Welfare Sanctuary, 181 Messick, Rd., Poquoson, VA 23662.

William David Smith

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 1:00pm in Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Bena. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the church.

Ralph Drennen Hogge

All animals adored Ralph and he will be missed by his companions, Edina and Patsy. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Mill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00PM on Friday, September 23rd, at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Williamsburg.

Patricia (Trish) Marshall Hamilton

We will have a celebration of my mother’s life and faith at Resurrection Lutheran Church 765 J Clyde Morris Newport News, VA 23601 on Friday September 30, 2022, at 7:00 pm
My mother will be buried in Tucson, Arizona November 12, 2022.

Betty Aston Easterday McCloud

A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, September 21, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Christian Church cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Michael D. Halley. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date at Orcutt Baptist Church, Newport News, VA.

Robert Wayne Guy

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at Amory Funeral Home in Yorktown, Virginia on Saturday, September 17, 2022 with visitation from 10 AM followed by a service. The family will then proceed to his private interment at Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The V Foundation for Cancer Research at www.v.org Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Joseph Valentine Fazzina

Service details are as follows Saturday, September 10th, 2022 Celebration of Life Service 1:00 PM Coastal Church 101 Village Avenue Yorktown, VA 23693 www.gocoastal.org 757-867-5683
Friday, September 16th, 2022 Visitations: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM and 7:00 PM-9:00 PM Roma Funeral Home, 539 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11967, www.romafuneralhome.com (631) 281-0800 Saturday, September 17th, 2022, Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 PM Grace Lutheran Church of Mastic Beach, 240 Masatic Road, Mastic Beach, NY 11951, www.graceinmb.org/ 631-281-8196, Reception in the fellowship hall immediately following

Eva Marie Bata

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, September 13th at 2:00 pm at Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Yorktown. A brief reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cal Ripken Sr Foundation, at RipkenFoundation.org whose mission is to transform communities by changing kids’ lives. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.

Allen Lorenzo Blackwell, Jr.

Allen Lorenzo Blackwell, Jr., husband of Connie Blackwell passed away on August 31, 2022. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 in Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.

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