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Casey, U.S. Army SSG Jonathon - Norfolk  
SSG Jonathon Casey, U.S. Army Norfolk - On April 26, 2015, we lost a son, brother, grandson, husband, father and a great Soldier, Staff Sergeant Jonathon Casey, U.S. Army. Born on May 24, 1983, in Norfolk, VA, Jonathon loved the outdoors. He was very family oriented, loved life and lived it to the fullest. He graduated Basic Training at Ft. Knox, KY and served at Ft. Wainwright, AK, Ft. Stewart, GA, Ft. Knox, KY, as well as three tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan. During his Army service he was awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (Posthumous Award), Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (5), Army Good Conduct Medal (3), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ Bronze Service Star, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ Bronze Service Star (4), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (2), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), NATO Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) (Army), Driver-W Bar, Driver- T Bar and Expert, Pistol. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Henry Casey, II and grandfather, James Joseph Lynch and grandmother, Margaret I. Lynch. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Trystan Casey; children, Adam and Madalynn; parents, Neil and Karen Lynch; grandmother, Hazel Casey; sister, Deanna and husband Aaron; niece, Lillian Katrancha; brother, Tyler Casey Lynch; uncles and aunts, James Casey and wife Charlotte, John Cooper and wife Judy, Linwood Doyle and wife Gloria, and Matthew, Donna Waikangas; many loving cousins, other relatives, friends and his Army family that touched his life. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the family of SSG Clarence Cox, Grace & Hope Mission and the U.S. Army. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel on Monday, May 4, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in the funeral home chapel by Barbara Luzzi of Grace & Hope Mission. Interment with U.S. Army honors will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family at: www.hollomon-brown.com
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 3, 2015
Church, Albert - Norfolk  
Albert Church Norfolk - A private service will be handled by Graves Funeral Home.
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Colasanti, Mary F. - Virginia Beach  
Mary F. Colasanti Virginia Beach - Mary F. Colasanti, better known as Mariquita Flores in the flamenco dance world, died April 30, 2015, 33 days short of the 99th birthday. Originally from La Linea de la Concepcion, Spain, she started dancing professionally at age 4 and was known as a child prodigy. She was encouraged by her father, Jose Flores Jimenez an amateur bullfighter. The family moved to the United States when she was a child and joined at age 13 the world famous flamenco dancer Vicente Escudero's company and toured throughout Europe and the United States. Left home at age 16, married Ignacio Gonzales and went to Mexico where she became a dance instructor at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. Divorced and returned to the United States and went to Hollywood to work in California/Mexican films. The most famous being Blood and Sand with Tyrone Power and Rita Hayworth and Fiesta. She teamed up with partner Antonio de Cordoba a flamenco dancer from Mexico. Together toured throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe and South America. Met husband Ernesto Colasanti while dancing in Rio de Janeiro. She danced for many heads of states among those, Miguel Aleman of Mexico, Getulio Vargas of Brazil, Juan and Evita Person of Argentina, Franco of Spain and Charles de Gaulle of France among others. Returned to the United States and taught at her studio in Carnegie Hall New York, where she trained a whole generation of American and Spanish dancers in the art of classical Spanish dance, Flamenco, Regional Spanish and the Escuela Bolera, meanwhile performing in and around New York in concerts and supper clubs. She was considered among the top knowledgeable teacher, choreographer and coach in the dances from her native Spain. Where she retired, she went to live upstate New York in Woodstock where she again taught a big group of dancers who performed as Las Flores de Woodstock. On her husband's demise she moved to Virginia Beach to be near her daughter also a dancer and teacher. She taught and performed with her daughter who is part owner of Denise Wall's Energy until unable to teach any longer. In the summer of 2013, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center held an exhibition called "100 Years of Flamenco in New York City" in which she was highlighted and mentioned in connection with the teaching, learning and performing of the art of Spanish dance and Flamenco. She is survived by her daughter, Victoria Flores Cooke; son-in-law, Alex Cooke; nieces, Linda Flores West and Jolene Flores Paterson and numerous grand nieces and nephews. She will be cremated and a mass will be said at the Catholic Church of St. Mark at 12 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015. Arrangements are by Hollomon-Brown, Kempsville Chapel. Instead of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association in her name. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 3, 2015
Delk Jr., Marcus Thomas - Norfolk  
Marcus Thomas Delk, Jr. Norfolk - Marcus Thomas Delk, Jr. passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC with family at his side. He was born August 5, 1943, in the Douglas Park section of Norfolk, VA, the son of the late Marcus and Cora Chambers Delk. For 28 years, he was married to the loving and devoted Linda Searle Thiel, and was the father of one daughter Marcy Delk Turner, of Cheltenham, Maryland. Marcus was the proud grandfather of four grandchildren Amadi, Amira, Amina, and Malik Turner. The fourth of seven brothers and sisters, there are 5 remaining siblings: Yvonne V. Delk, Arlethia Delk Staton (Joseph), William T. Delk (Mozella), Myra Delk Wallace, and Margaret Delk Edney (Joseph). He was predeceased by his brother Edward. Educated in Norfolk Public Schools, Marcus graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and was a graduate of then Norfolk State College where he majored in Sociology. He also earned a Master of Arts degree from New York University. He was an avid golfer. Marcus spent his professional career working in demographic research on the National Health Interview Survey at the U.S. Census Bureau in Suitland, MD, and in evaluation of social issues, especially in the areas of Deafness and housing. He served as Coordinator of Survey Research at New York University's Deafness Research & Training Center, New York, NY. While at NYU, he applied his demographic research expertise to the National Census of the Deaf Population, funded by a grant from the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to the National Association of the Deaf. Along with Dr. Jerome Schein, Marcus co-authored the book, "The Deaf Population of the United States" (1974). In Washington, DC, Marcus had his own research consulting company, REDEX, which evaluated education and rehabilitation projects related to Deafness. Marcus worked with National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Executive Director Fred Schreiber to enhance NAD's research function. Marcus then shifted his focus to housing issues. He led research supporting community revitalization efforts at Neighborhood Reinvestment, then moved to Fannie Mae, where he worked as an analyst on initiatives to make housing and mortgages more accessible to traditionally underserved people. A service of Celebration of Life was held at People's Congregational United Church Of Christ, 4704 Thirteenth Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20011, on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 12:00 Noon. A second service will be held at New Macedonia Christian United Church Of Christ, 1426 Marshall Avenue, Norfolk, Va. 23504 on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the Family requests that donations be made in the name of Marcus T. Delk, Jr. to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611 http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/ways-to-give/donate-now
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Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 3, 2015
Fitzgerald, Robert - Norfolk  
Robert Fitzgerald Norfolk - FITZGERALD, Robert Edward "Bob," 73, passed away peacefully at his home in Richmond, Va. on April 28, 2015 after experiencing declining health. He was born in Norfolk, Va. on June 14, 1941, the son of Edward C. and Sara Fitzgerald. He attended Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Princess Anne High School in 1959. Growing up near the water, he naturally loved the beach and was an avid water skier. Bob attended Old Dominion University and had fond memories of the fun times and lifelong friends he made there. In 1964 he graduated with a degree in psychology. After college he was employed by Sears Roebuck for 18 years and was manager of various departments in both Norfolk and Richmond. In 1986 he formed New Life Foundation, a Christian ministry to help those struggling with substance abuse. For 20 years he devoted his time and energy to helping men and women turn their lives around. He also worked at Chippenham Hospital in the chemical dependency unit in Tucker Pavilion. Bob was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Norfolk, where he sang in the Boys Choir and later became a soloist in the Senior Choir. His great joy was performing "The Crucifixion" each year on Good Friday. In 1978 he and his family moved to Richmond, where he continued singing solos at Gospel Baptist Church. He loved all kinds of music, and his beautiful voice singing "The Lord's Prayer" and "O Holy Night" will be remembered by all who heard him. He had a fun sense of humor and loved the many special occasions spent with his family. Playing tennis and golf were two of his favorite hobbies. He is survived by his college sweetheart and loving wife of 50 years, Carolyn Anderson Fitzgerald; son, Patrick Edward Fitzgerald; daughter, Laura Fitzgerald Walton; son-in-law, Todd A. Walton; two dear grandchildren, Ella Jean and Owen Fitzgerald Walton; a special aunt, Marion Fitzgerald Keeter of Virginia Beach; and in-laws, Nancy and David Flatt of Arizona, Phyllis and Tim Hund of Norfolk and Phillip and Karen Anderson of Midlothian. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Gospel Baptist Church, 1300 Turner Rd., Richmond, Va. Concluding services and burial will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 4, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 8100 Granby St., Norfolk, Va. Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Baptist Church, 1300 Turner Rd., Richmond, Va. 23235.
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Hannigan, Toni Leone - Chesapeake  
Toni Leone Hannigan Chesapeake - Toni Leone Hannigan, 75, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015. Born and raised in Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Katherine Leone and was also predeceased by her sister. Toni was a graduate of Great Bridge High School. She retired as an Administrative Assistant from Operating Engineers Local #147. She enjoyed working in her yard, reading, watching movies, doing crossword puzzles, spending time with family and her k-9 companion Brutus. She is survived by three children, Tony, Carolyn and Kay; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and one more on the way! She is also survived by a sister. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 3, 2015 at New Life Church, 423 Shell Road, Chesapeake 23323. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Friends are invited to sign the online guest book at www.omanfh.com .
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Published in The Virginian Pilot from Apr. 29 to May 3, 2015
Harrison, Janie M. - Chesapeake  
Janie M. Harrison Chesapeake - Janie Margaret Harrison, 78, passed away April 30, 2015. She was born on Aug. 18, 1936 in Williamston, NC. Janie was a champion duck pin bowler and enjoyed playing in a league. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ruth Jones; and brother, Russell Jones. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Russell Gammon; daughter, Danette Poul and husband David; grandchildren, Ryan Poul, Charlene Gammon, and Kaitlyn Gammon; great-granddaughter, Nora Hoffman; and sisters, Lynn Hubert and husband Bud, and Sandra Cullop. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Mon. May 4, at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m.,Tues. May 5, at the funeral home with burial at Rosewood Memorial Park.
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Hogge, Wilma Jean Pangle - Virginia Beach  
Wilma Jean Pangle Hogge Virginia Beach - Wilma Jean Pangle Hogge, 88, of Virginia Beach, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 in her home. Wilma was a native of Chattanooga, TN and has been a lifelong resident of Norfolk. She was a graduate of Portlock High School, Class of 1943 and retired from Public Works at Norfolk Naval Base on June 30, 1973. She was a former member of Azalea Garden Church of God, South Norfolk Church of God, and Norview Church of God of Prophecy. After retirement, Wilma became the ultimate "full-time" grandma and kept up with her favorite television programs, Lawrence Welk, Dancing with Stars, and QVC. In December of 2014, she received a surprise phone call from her favorite QVC host, David Venable. Preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Paul McClain " Boss Hogg" Hogge, Jr.; parents, James O. and Pansy Butler Pangle; brother, Edwin Earl Pangle; sister, Christine Nelson. Wilma is survived by two daughters, Dian S. Henninger and husband, Lee, of Va. Beach and Paula Bolding and her husband, Matt, of Portsmouth; four grandchildren, Rhonda Stacy, Gary Henninger, Brantley Henninger and his wife, Erene, Jennifer Bolding; four great-grandchildren, Corey Stinnett, Amber Henninger, Carter Sukdolak, Bryce Henninger; brother, J. Donald Pangle and his wife, Mary, of Orlando, FL; several nieces and nephews; "adopted" grandson, Matthew Hatfield; and her "lil" special friends, Haley, Joseph, Chloe and Keagan. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Chesapeake Chapel and where a celebration of Wilma's life will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, May 7 with Pastor Gloria Dudley officiating. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Gardens, Virginia Beach. Friends are encouraged to visit www.hdoliver.com to share condolences with the family. Arrangements are under the care of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., 1416 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake, VA.
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Lynch, Joyce Marie - Norfolk  
Joyce Marie Lynch Norfolk - Joyce Marie Lynch, 76, went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2015 after a short illness. She was born on December 20, 1939 in Norfolk, VA. Joyce attended N.P.S. She retired in 2010 after 24 years as a CNA for Hill Home for Adults. Joyce was an avid reader and her favorite movie was Dirty Dancing. Joyce leaves to cherish her memories; two daughters, Shelby Banks and Valerie Lynch; one son, Anthony Wilson; two sisters, Katie James and Naomi Copeland; six grandchildren, Paul Lynch, Ebony Thomas (Todd), LaMonte Lynch, Lerone Banks, Krystel Wilson and Jasmine Robinson; three great grandchildren, D'Andra Drewitt, Brianna and Alexis Lynch and many cousins and friends. A private service will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. A wake service will be held from 5-7:30pm, Monday, May 4, 2015 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Berkley Chapel. Condolences may be offered at www.metropolitanfuneralservice.com .
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Marshall, Flossie M. - Chesapeake  
Flossie M. Marshall Chesapeake - Flossie Mae Jones Marshall, 92, went to be with her Lord and Savior April 30, 2015. She was born in Lenoir Co., NC to the late Charles F. and Bessie H. Jones. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Norman J. Marshall and son, Charles K. Marshall. Flossie was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to all she knew. For many years in the early 70's, she enjoyed being a Girl Scout Troop Leader for many girls. She was a member for many years at Grace Baptist Temple, Chesapeake and also numerous South Norfolk Senior Citizens Clubs. Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Vanessa McPherson; son, Luke Marshall; grandchildren, Victoria McPherson, Sonny & Shawn Marshall; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Charles F. Jones, Jr. and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3pm at Graham Funeral Home, Chesapeake. The family will receive friends following the service. She will be laid to rest at Rosewood Memorial Park at a later date. Please visit her Book of Memories at www.grahamfuneralhome.com where you may view the service if unable to attend or leave a note to the family.
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