The Virginian Pilot Obituaries

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October 17, 2017

Nicholas Cordovana Jr.

Nicholas Cordovana Jr.

Chesapeake, VA

Nicholas Cordovana, Jr. Chesapeake - Nicholas Michael Cordovana, Jr., 78, died after a brief illness October 13, 2017, in Richmond, VA. Born in Norfolk, VA, he was the son of the late Nicholas M. and Margaret B. Cordovana. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Diana C....

Franklin "Leroy" Cox

Franklin "Leroy" Cox

Virginia Beach, VA

Franklin "Leroy" Cox Virginia Beach - Leroy Cox, 96, passed away October 15, 2017. Family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown, Kempsville Chapel on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 6-8pm. A service will take place Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 11am at Tidewater Central...

James Harrell Jr.

James Harrell Jr.

Va Beach, VA

James Harrell, Jr. VA Beach - James A. Harrell, Jr., 89, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Virginia. Jim was born December 6, 1927 in Norfolk, Virginia. Jim served in the Army in WWII with the 127th Airborne Division as a...

Marilyn E. Shumaker

Marilyn E. Shumaker

Suffolk, VA

Marilyn E. Shumaker Suffolk - Marilyn E. Shumaker passed away on October 12, 2017. She was retired from Chesapeake Health Department and a native of Portsmouth, where she lived many years before moving to Lake Prince Woods in Suffolk. She is survived by her sister, Avis...

Charles W. Waller

Charles W. Waller

Chesapeake, VA

Charles W. Waller Chesapeake - 81, passed on Saturday, October 14, 2017 surrounded by his family. Left to cherish the memory of Charles is his loving wife, Joyce; children, Chuck and Penney; grandchildren, Ryan, Rachel, and Dakota; great grandchildren, Rowen and Lylah; and...

Marjorie Wittman

Marjorie Wittman

Virginia Beach, VA

Marjorie Wittman Virginia Beach - Marjorie Wittman, of Virginia Beach, entered Eternal Life on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the age of 95 years. She was born in Cleveland, Australia on March 20, 1922, to John Joseph Antonini and Elsie Caroline Thorpe Howarth Antonini. Marjorie...

Abbie-Fox Worrell

Abbie-Fox Worrell

Franklin, VA

Abbie-Fox Worrell Franklin - Abbie-Fox Worrell, 44, of Franklin, VA, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2017. She is survived by her parents, Bobby and Rochelle Worrell of Franklin, her sister Sheree Worrell of Raleigh, NC, and her brother Brad Worrell and his wife Roze...

Ariel Mark Wright

Ariel Mark Wright

Chesapeake, VA

Ariel Mark Wright Chesapeake - Ariel Mark Wright, 26, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Sharon Lightfoot Wright; his father, W. Raymond Wright; brother, Aaron L. Lightfoot; grandmother, Gloria Woolard; aunt, Regina Lightfoot Walker...

October 16, 2017

Harry Stephen Caprio

Harry Stephen Caprio

Portsmouth, VA

Harry Stephen Caprio Portsmouth - Harry Stephen "Steve" Caprio, 62, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017, surrounded by his family. A native of Portsmouth, he was born to Cleveland and Jeraldine Caprio. He is preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife,...

Cynthia Rose Filipinas

Cynthia Rose Filipinas

Chesapeake, VA

Cynthia Rose Filipinas Chesapeake - Cynthia Rose Filipinas, 33, from Brooklyn, NY, died unexpectedly on October 10, 2017. She received her undergraduate degree from Pace University. Cindy was a stay-at-home mother to her daughter, Charlize Rose. She is also survived by...

Bessie Lee Horton

Bessie Lee Horton

Portsmouth, VA

Bessie Lee Horton Portsmouth - Bessie L. Horton, 86, of Portsmouth, Virginia transitioned on Sunday, October 8, 2017. She leaves to cherish her memory, eight children, fourteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. The Celebration of...

Published in The Virginian Pilot from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2017.

Billy M. Kennedy

Billy M. Kennedy

Suffolk, VA

Billy M. Kennedy Suffolk - Billy Mitchell Kennedy, 75, passed away October 14, 2017. He was born in Mingo County, WVA the son of the late Young and May Kennedy. He was predeceased by his first wife, Brenda Copeland Kennedy; daughter, Carol Kennedy'; and brother, Dave Kennedy....

Donald L. Liverman Sr.

Donald L. Liverman Sr.

Virginia Beach, VA

Donald L. Liverman, Sr. Virginia Beach - Donald L. Liverman, Sr., 86 years old, after living a long fulfilling life, Don passed away at his home on October 14, 2017. Don was predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, JoAnn Liverman; daughter, Doris Jean Valentine; his...

Kathleen E. McCartney

Kathleen E. McCartney

Chesapeake, VA

Kathleen E. McCartney Chesapeake - Kathleen McCartney, 78, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Kathy had a love for home decorating, collecting antiques and paintings. She was an extremely devoted mother and wife. Married to George C. McCartney for fifty-three years, Kathy,...

Lucille R. Pierce

Lucille R. Pierce

Schenectady, Ny

Lucille R. Pierce SCHENECTADY, NY - Lucille Pierce, 88, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at Kingsway Nursing Home in Schenectady with loving family by her side. Born in New York, NY and raised in The Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Concetta (Maselli)...

October 15, 2017

Costas Anastassiades

Costas Anastassiades

Norfolk, VA

Costas Anastassiades Norfolk - Costas Anastassiades passed away peacefully holding the hand of his beloved wife of 66 years, Semeli on October 12, 2017. He was born in Ayios Panteleimonas and grew up in Larnaca, Cyprus. He worked as a pharmacist for the government of Cyprus...

Thomas E. Bateman

Thomas E. Bateman

Norfolk, VA

Thomas E. Bateman Norfolk - Thomas E. Bateman, 68, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2017. He was born in Queens, New York and grew up in Connecticut. Tom served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974. Upon his honorable discharge he was VP of his family's bookstores, Beacon...

Captain John G. "Jack" Colgan USN, (Ret.)

Captain John G. "Jack" Colgan USN, (Ret.)

Virginia Beach, VA

Captain John G. "Jack" Colgan, USN Ret. Virginia Beach - CAPTAIN John G. "Jack" Colgan, USN, (Ret.) 12/13/29 10/12/17 After a five-year battle with the ravages of Alzheimer's disease, Captain John G. "Jack" Colgan, a 33-year veteran of the United States Navy, passed away...

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 15, 2017.

Carl L. Cooper

Carl L. Cooper

Norfolk, VA

Carl L. Cooper Norfolk - Chaplain Carl Lee Cooper, 87, died at home on October 4th, 2017. The son of Charlie Foster and Minnie Belle Cooper, Carl was born on October 20, 1929 and spent his young life in Atlanta, Georgia. From the age of nine, Carl knew he was going to be a...

James T. Davis

James T. Davis

Chesapeake, VA

James T. Davis Chesapeake - James Timothy Davis died peacefully at age 67 at his home in Chesapeake. Born in Norfolk to the late Elizabeth Cutherell Davis and James B. Davis, Jr., he was a 1968 graduate of Maury High School. Immediately following his graduation from Maury,...

Cheryl E. Deschaine

Cheryl E. Deschaine

Va Beach, VA

Cheryl E. Deschaine Va Beach - Cheryl E. Deschaine, 56, passed away October 14, 2017. Born in Michigan, she was working as the Emergency Management Coordinator for Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters. Cheryl was preceded in death by her father, Robert C. Stroup. Left...

Cynthia F. Dozier

Cynthia F. Dozier

Chesapeake, VA

Cynthia F. Dozier Chesapeake - Cynthia F. Dozier, 97, of Chesapeake, Virginia, passed away Sunday October 8, 2017. A native of New York City, she was a retired Pediatric Nurse. Cynthia leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband Reverend Dr. Norman G. Dozier, Sr; two...

Arleen Kent Edwards

Arleen Kent Edwards

Charlottesville, VA

Arleen Kent Edwards Charlottesville - Arleen Kent Edwards, 100, of Charlottesville, Va., formerly of Virginia Beach, died on Sunday, October 8, 2017 in a local nursing home. Born September 16, 1917 in Halifax County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Samuel A. and...

Robert Gordon Gray

Robert Gordon Gray

Virginia Beach, VA

Robert Gordon Gray Virginia Beach - died peacefully in his sleep on October 5, 2017. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and faithful friend. He was preceded in death by his father, George W. Gray Sr. He is survived by his mother, Dianne W. Gray; brother, George W. Gray Jr....

James W. Harder Sr.

James W. Harder Sr.

Virginia Beach, VA

James W. Harder, Sr. Virginia Beach - James Winthrop "Jimmy" Harder, Sr., 54, passed away unexpectedly on October 8, 2017. He was the son of Melvin G. and Martha L. Gay Harder. Jimmy was a beloved son and father who found his peace of mind in the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting...

Gertrude A. Kershner

Gertrude A. Kershner

Portsmouth, VA

Gertrude A. Kershner Portsmouth - Gertrude Anne Kershner, 81, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. She was born to the late John and Anna Godfrey in Washington, D.C. She is preceded in death by her husband, George Kershner, Sr. Those left to cherish her memory are two...

Capt. Allan L, Mandel USN Ret.

Capt. Allan L, Mandel USN Ret.

Norfolk, VA

Capt. Allan L. Mandel, USN Ret. Norfolk - Retired Navy Capt. Allan Lee Mandel, 78, a native of Denver, CO., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at Commonwealth Senior Living, The Ballentine, Sweet Memories. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Minnie Mandel,...

Roslyn Gail Martin

Roslyn Gail Martin

Virginia Beach, VA

Roslyn Gail Martin Virginia Beach - Roslyn Gail Martin, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the late Joseph and Naomi Dephoure entered into eternal rest on October 11, 2017, at the age of 78. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she was an interior designer,...

Glenda Jo McRary

Glenda Jo McRary

Portsmouth, VA

Glenda Jo McRary Kill Devil Hills - On October 7, 2017, Glenda McRary, 80, went home to her heavenly Father where she is dancing on the streets of gold with her beloved husband William Pitt. Glenda spent much of her life in Hampton Roads as a dedicated civilian with the US...

Frederick E. Merrall

Frederick E. Merrall

Chesapeake, VA

Frederick E. Merrall Chesapeake - Frederick "Gene" E. Merrall, 90, passed away September 27, 2017. A Liturgy of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 21, at Church of St. Therese, 4137 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake. Family will receive guests...

June Dolores Orth

June Dolores Orth

Virginia Beach, VA

June Dolores Orth Virginia Beach - June Dolores Orth, 80, passed away October 11, 2017. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Ziegler. She was a member of The Commons at Princess Anne Social Groups. Left to cherish her memory: a...

Peggy King Perdue

Peggy King Perdue

Chesapeake, VA

Peggy King Perdue Chesapeake - Our beautiful, devoted and precious mother passed away peacefully on Sept 27, 2017. She lifted and lightened the burdens of all that came into her world. She never thought of herself with all of her struggles. She only wanted to lighten the load...

Mary "Kate" Ricks

Mary "Kate" Ricks

Chesapeake, VA

Mary "Kate" Ricks Chesapeake - Mary Lee Ricks, of the 2600 Block of Evers Court, gained her angel wings on Saturday; Oct. 7, 2017. "Kate", as she was affectionately called, was born in Norfolk County to the late Norman & Sarah Fleming. Kate's funeral will be Monday; October...

Lillian Smith

Lillian Smith

Norfolk, FL

Lillian Smith Norfolk - Lillian S. Smith, Amazing Woman, Very Special Lady, Loving Matriarch Definition of matriarch :a woman who rules or dominates a family, group, or state; specifically :a mother who is head and ruler of her family and descendants Lillian ruled with...

Randall S. Spencer

Randall S. Spencer

Corolla, VA

Randall S. Spencer Corolla - Randall S. Spencer, 80, passed away on Oct. 11, 2017. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Linda H. Spencer. He is survived by his children, Scott Spencer and Cameron Qualls & her husband David; 2 grandchildren, Andrew and Casey; siblings,...

Layne Stroud

Layne Stroud

Virginia Beach, VA

Layne Stroud Virginia Beach - Otto McLean Stroud, 51, passed away peacefully Wednesday, October 11th, 2017. A celebration of Layne's life will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at Chicks Beach. The family request that guest bring beach chairs. Parking will be...

October 14, 2017

Shelton Otto Alexander Sr.

Shelton Otto Alexander Sr.

Currituck, NC

Shelton Otto Alexander, Sr. Currituck - Shelton Otto Alexander, Sr. of Currituck, NC died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. A native of Dare County, he was born June 19, 1927 in East Lake, NC to the late Vernon Judson Alexander and Nat Creef and...

Helen R. Cherry

Helen R. Cherry

Portsmouth, VA

Helen R. Cherry Portsmouth - Helen Reason Cherry, 83, passed away surrounded by her family on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. She was born on June 1, 1934 in Hamilton, NC to the late George and Gertilene Reason. Helen retired as a school bus driver for Portsmouth Public Schools;...

Jill B. Lang

Jill B. Lang

Gatesville, Nc

Jill B. Lang Gatesville, NC - Jill Brown Lang, 79, of 271 US Hwy 158 West, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in her home. Mrs. Lang was born in Suffolk, VA, on June 15, 1938, and was the daughter of the late Grady and Margaret Greene Brown. A fourth grade teacher,...

Charles S. Wright Jr.

Charles S. Wright Jr.

Chesapeake, NM

Charles S. Wright, Jr. Chesapeake - 65, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2017. He was born in Portsmouth, VA on July 3, 1952 to the late Charles and Lessie Wright. Charles is survived by one son, Charles Crawford of Portsmouth; one granddaughter, Lashay Wilson of Norfolk;...

October 13, 2017

Capitola Hudgins "Cappy" Buchanan

Capitola Hudgins "Cappy" Buchanan

Virginia Beach, VA

Capitola H. Buchanan Virginia Beach - Capitola "Cappy" Hudgins Buchanan died on Thursday, October 12, 2017, in Midlothian, VA. She was born in Norfolk, VA on January 30, 1921, to Letcher A. and Savina M. Hudgins and she lived in Norfolk until 1998 when she and her husband,...

Sung Ai Lee Chung

Sung Ai Lee Chung

Suffolk, VA

Sung Ai Lee Chung Suffolk - Sung Ai Lee Chung, 87, of the 9100 block of River Crescent, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 in a Portsmouth hospital. A native of Korea, she was a retired Medical Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the Virginia Korean United...

Frontis Evans Cochran

Frontis Evans Cochran

Chesapeake, VA

Frontis Evans Cochran Chesapeake - Frontis Evans Cochran, Sr. passed away peacefully in his home on October 10, 2017 at the age of 92. Frontis was a bricklayer (burnt clay artist) for 38 years where his bricklaying skills are evident in many of the prominent buildings in...

Published in The Virginian Pilot from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2017.

Fred E. Cross Jr.

Fred E. Cross Jr.

Virginia Beach, VA

Fred E. Cross, Jr. Virginia Beach - On Friday, October 6, 2017, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend was called home to be with the Lord. . Fred Edward Cross, Jr. also affectionately known as "Freddy Boy" was born on...

Dorothy Marie Bowen Leonard

Dorothy Marie Bowen Leonard

Suffolk, VA

Dorothy B. Leonard Suffolk - Dorothy Marie Bowen Leonard, 77, passed away October 12, 2017. She was born in Greensville County, VA the daughter of the late Russell Aubrey Bowen, Jr. and Olga Dorothy Ondov Bowen. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, G. Carlton...

Monique L. Praria

Monique L. Praria

Portsmouth, VA

Monique L. Praria Portsmouth - Monique Lemieux Praria, 83, of the 300 block of Bedford Ct. passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in a local hospital. She was born on February 4, 1934 in Quebec Canada and was preceded in death by her parents, Georges and Mari-Laure...

Kenneth Earl Rutherford

Kenneth Earl Rutherford

Norfolk, VA

Kenneth Earl Rutherford Norfolk - Kenneth Earl Rutherford, 91 passed away October 11, 2017. Ken was born in Montgomery, AL to the late John and Rosalie Rutherford. He was a long time Norfolk merchant. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 66 years "Marty", Daughter; Dr....

Mary Newsome "Betty" Smith

Mary Newsome "Betty" Smith

Franklin, VA

Betty Smith Franklin - Mary "Betty" Newsome Smith was born on October 10, 1927, and died on October 10, 2017, her 90th birthday. She was born in Emporia, VA , the daughter of Edward G. and Maude D. Newsome. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, William Jackson (Jack)...

Walter Curtis Sutton

Walter Curtis Sutton

Chesapeake, WV

Walter Curtis Sutton Chesapeake - Walter Curtis Sutton, 80, passed away in West Virginia on October 9, 2017. A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 13, 2017 at Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Chesapeake. Interment will follow at Rosewood Cemetery,...

October 12, 2017

Emerito M. Arriola

Emerito M. Arriola

Virginia Beach, VA

Emerito M. Arriola Virginia Beach - Emerito Manzano Arriola, born September 22, 1921, 96 years old, passed away on October 10, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genoveva D. Arriola. He is survived by, Bella Rosa and Juanito, Ruben and Girlie, Teresita and Manuel,...

Richard S. Brown

Richard S. Brown

Virginia Beach, VA

Richard S. Brown Virginia Beach - Richard Samuel Brown, 84, passed away on Oct. 10, 2017. He was born in Greensburg, MD to the late Elbridge and Eula Harbaugh Brown. He was also predeceased by his five brothers and one sister. Rick proudly served in the US Air Force and...

Bobby C. Crawford

Bobby C. Crawford

Suffolk, VA

Bobby C. Crawford Suffolk - Bobby Cleo Crawford passed into God's hands on October 10, 2017. He was 82 years old. Born in Danville, VA on May 9, 1935 and was the son of the late Roy and Catherine Crawford. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at 17 years old and received his basic...

Anthony "Tony" Davis

Anthony "Tony" Davis

Norfolk, VA

Anthony "Tony" Davis Norfolk - 47, passed away October 7, 2017. He is predeceased by his brother, Carl O. Stallings, Jr. and grand-daughter, Anias Monroe Stroud. Anthony leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Rita Davis; daughters, Justice Fogler and Lakeara Jones; a son,...

James A. Hall Sr.

James A. Hall Sr.

Virginia Beach, VA

James A. Hall, Sr. Virginia Beach - James Ashley "Jim" Hall, Sr., 84, passed away October 10, 2017. Born in North Carolina, he was the son of the late Gene Hall and Mamie Speight. He was the owner of Jim Hall's Equipment Company for 38 years. He enjoyed mechanical work,...

Rev. Charles L. Harvin Sr.

Rev. Charles L. Harvin Sr.

Chesapeake, VA

Rev. Charles L. Harvin, Sr. Chesapeake - A funeral will be held, 11am, Sat., Oct. 14, 2017 at Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2201 Wingfield Ave. Chesapeake. A wake service will be held, 6-8:30pm, Friday, October 13, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Chapel.

Ann Harding Hodges

Ann Harding Hodges

Norfolk, VA

Ann Harding Hodges Norfolk - Ann Harding Hodges, 86, died on October 9, 2017. Born in Richmond, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas Harding, Jr. and Mary Turnbull Harding. Ann is survived by a sister, Betsy Harding Grundy; a brother, William Thomas...

William Hutchinson

William Hutchinson

Virginia Beach, VA

William Hutchinson Virginia Beach - William "Bill" Hutchinson a native of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, passed away Oct. 11, 2017, at his Virginia Beach home after a diagnosis with PSP. Born Oct. 29 1943, Bill was the oldest child of his parents, Irene and Arthur Hutchinson of...

Joyce Spain Jackson

Joyce Spain Jackson

Portsmouth, VA

Joyce Spain Jackson Portsmouth - Joyce Spain Jackson, 74, passed away on October 7, 2017. She was a native of Portsmouth, retired from Dillard's department store and was a member of Broad Street United Methodist Church. Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Jackson,...

Miriam Anne Pemberton

Miriam Anne Pemberton

Virginia Beach, VA

Miriam Anne Pemberton Virginia Beach - Miriam Anne Pemberton, a.k.a. "Mimi" entered into eternal life on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Born on August 11, 1945, Mimi was predeceased by her parents Redden Herbert Pemberton Jr. and Helen Mary Pemberton (formerly Nortenen), and her...

Leonard Rich

Leonard Rich

Chesapeake, VA

Leonard Rich Chesapeake - Leonard Joseph David Rich, 60, of Chesapeake, Virginia passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at his home in New Albany, Ohio. Born on December 2, 1956 in Phoenix, Arizona he was the oldest child of the late Paul...

Robert Crawford Rutledge III

Robert Crawford Rutledge III

Virginia Beach, VA

Robert Crawford Rutledge, III Virginia Beach - Robert Crawford Rutledge III "Bobby" passed away unexpectedly Saturday October 7, 2017. Bobby was married to Patricia "Trish" Rutledge on September 25, 2010. He served on the Board of Directors for Aragona Pembroke Little...

Forman Earl Simmons

Forman Earl Simmons

Virginia Beach, VA

Forman Earl Simmons Virginia Beach - Forman Earl Simmons affectionally known as "Earl" was called home on October 5, 2017 at Sentara Norfolk General Heart Hospital. He was born May 17,1954 to the late Henry Lloyd Simmons and Ruth Helen Washington Simmons in Currituck...

Kathryn Williams

Kathryn Williams

Chesapeake, VA

Kathryn Williams Chesapeake - Kathryn Collins Williams, 93, wife of the late Tavie Williams and a resident of Chesapeake, VA, formerly of Onancock, VA, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017. Born December 14, 1923 in Wattsville, VA, she was a daughter of the late John E. and...

October 11, 2017

Richard Lewis Church Sr.

Richard Lewis Church Sr.

Chesapeake, VA

Richard Lewis Church, Sr. Chesapeake - Richard Lewis Church, Sr., 86, of Chesapeake passed away peacefully at home, with his wife and son by his side, on Sunday, October 8, 2017 Born in Pueblo, CO, he was the son of the late Frederick Lewis and Helen Bickett Church. He was...

Mildred S. Cofield

Mildred S. Cofield

Windsor, VA

Mildred S. Cofield Windsor - Mildred Strawn Cofield, 88, passed away October 9, 2017 in Consulate Nursing Center Windsor. Mildred was the daughter of the late Luther O. and Claudia Strawn Thomas. In addition to her parents, Mildred was predeceased by her husband Hudson P....