Cecilia Michael "Cil" Lockard was born in Lambert, Pa., March 20, 1924, and grew up in Masontown, Pa. She was the daughter of Peter and Albina Michael, emigrees from Czechoslovakia. Called "Tillie" by her family, Cil had six brothers and sisters, and is survived by her brother, Peter, and sisters, Mary and Albina Ellen "Allie." She passed away peacefully at age 88, of COPD, on April 24, 2012, at St. Francis Nursing Home in Newport News.
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Cil married Edward M. Lockard on Nov. 11, 1943. They lived in Eastlake, Ohio, and raised two children, James P. "Jim" Lockard (Fran) of Williamsburg and Karen (Bob) Davis of Punta Gorda, Fla. She is survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her husband, Ed, predeceased her on Oct. 23, 1969.
Tillie worked in retail for many years and made close friends with her co-workers. After her husband's death, she moved to Alexandria to begin a second career in the accounting department of National Geographic, retiring in 1989. Cil enjoyed needlepoint, crossword puzzles, and recreational reading. She lived in the Washington suburbs for over 30 years, most recently in Manassas. As her illness progressed, Cil moved to Williamsburg to be closer to Jim and Fran. She was a resident of Chambrel in Williamsburg for the past 3 years.
In lieu of floral tributes, please consider a donation to the
in Cecilia's name. A family gathering will be held to celebrate her life, at a later date.
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Published in Virginia Gazette from Apr. 27 to May 27, 2012