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Theodora Thomas

1948 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
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Theodora Thomas

Virginia Beach - Theodora (Teddy) Ann Thomas, born September 21, 1948, in Heidelberg, Germany while her father was stationed there to parents Mr. and Mrs. Theodore J. Podolsky, was reborn into eternal light of our Lord on May 11, 2018. Not needing luggage or a ticket in hand because as Teddy said, "You can't take it with you," her family will remember her lovingly as strong-willed, giving, and dependable. She shared her faith, love, wisdom, and comfort every day, as well as, the latest weather forecast. Ever the caretaker, she enjoyed a long career as a nurse at Sentara Bayside Hospital. She most enjoyed family time and time spent traveling, golfing, fishing, and boating. She was an avid nature enthusiast. Not a material girl, she enjoyed the sights and smells of nature. She enjoyed sharing her knowledge of plants, birds and fish with her grandchildren. She was even known by some as the "plant whisperer." Teddy was most proud of being a loving and caring wife to her husband of 46 years William, devoted mother to Billy (Shelia) and Tim (Heather), and grandmother to Kyle, Taylor, and Mason. She was predeceased by her sister, Delores Hunsicker. Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Martha Gnilka; brother, Michael Podolsky; niece, Jessica Greenberg; nephews, Terry Hunsicker, Charles Gnilka, Steven Gnilka, Danny Emmel, and Mike Gnilka; and many extended family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center or the . A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Church of the Holy Family on Great Neck Road at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church.

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 16, 2018
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