Robert E. VanVoorhis

Robert E. Van Voorhis

Virginia Beach - Robert Everett (Van) Van Voorhis, 83, passed away on March 26, 2014. Born February 28, 1931 in Bellefontaine, Ohio. He spent most of his adult life in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Van retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years. He was a Chief Petty Officer. After his Navy career, he was an insurance agent for Prudential and People's Life.

He is predeceased by his wife, Bertie Mae; daughter Bobbie Sue Abrams and Everetta Schwendeman.

Van is survived by daughters Patricia Raver, Serena Brooks, and Heather Lane; grandchildren, Billiejo Schwendeman, Bobbiejean Schwendeman, and Danny Abrams; 10 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and his companion and fiancé Mary Ann Archer.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 30, at 3 to 5 p.m., Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. A service will be held on Monday, March 31, at the funeral home at 1 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visit to leave a note to the family.


Funeral Home

Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel
5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 28, 2014