Vito Joseph Lisa, 88 of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. He was born Oct. 19, 1926 in Inwood, Long Island, NY, a son of the late Pasquale Lisa and Mamie Carlo Lisa. He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Michael K. Haynes. He was a retired employee of the Rubatex Corporation, was a U. S. Navy veteran - and served from 9-28-44 until 11-26-49 at the Norfolk Naval Base. He served on the Asiatic. Pacific Iwo Jima Okinawa on â€œThe Antigoneâ€ during World War II and was a member of Bedford Baptist Church, Liberty Lodge # 95, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #109 Elks Lodge # 2844 and a past member of the Bedford Moose Lodge # 1897. He is survived by his wife, Doris Overstreet Lisa; three daughters, Helen L. Hardy, Marie L. Haynes, Nancy L. Owen and husband, John III, all of Bedford; son, Joseph D. Lisa and wife, Theresa of Spring City, TN; a brother, Patrick Lisa and wife, Nancy of Antioch, CA; five grandchildren, David N. Hardy, Meagan H. Mehaffey and husband, Chris, all of Lynchburg, Alison O. Long and husband, Chris, Dr. John M. Owen IV and wife, Elizabeth all of Forest, W. Ryan Lisa and wife, Lauren of Athens, TN; four great grandchildren, Gracin L. Long, Sophia L. Long, Lilah Grace Mehaffey, Campbell L. Owen. The family request that those wishing to make memorials consider Bedford Baptist Church, 1516 Oakwood Street, Bedford, VA 24523 or Bedford Lifesaving Crew, P. O. Box 161, Bedford, VA 24523. A funeral service was held at the graveside at Virginia Memorial Park on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at 10 AM with Dr. David Henderson officiating. Military rites were given by American Legion Post # 16 and Masonic rites by Liberty Masonic Lodge # 95. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2015