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York County and Poquoson Obituaries

Linda H. Sylvia
LSylvia imageLinda H. Sylvia, 79, a native of Atlanta, GA and Poquoson resident for 40 years, passed away at home after a long illness on Monday, April 10, 2018. She was active in the community, a homemaker devoted to her family, served her country as a military spouse, and loved travel, flower gardening, and reading. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, William H. Sylvia, Jr.; daughter, Mary Sylvia McCall of Yorktown; sons, Richard W. Sylvia of Poquoson and John B. Sylvia of Macungie, PA; grandchildren, Amanda McCall, Sara Benton, Leanne Sylvia, and Meredith, Ryan, and Evan Sylvia; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Kennedy Benton; and sisters, Phyllis Huseby of GA and Gail Waller of ID. A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, April 16, 11:00 AM, at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd., Suffolk, VA 23434. Claytor Rollins Funeral Home is is charge.  Online condolences to claytorrollins.com
Beana Marie Via Insley
BInsley imageBeana Via Insley, 84, a native of Covington and Poquoson resident for over 60 years, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018 after a lengthy illness. After receiving her Business Degree Beana began a career in the Purchasing Department at Newport News Shipbuilding, retiring after 15 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson where she taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of the John Wesley S. S. Class and Marion Page Circle. Beana was a member of American Legion Post 273 Women’s Auxiliary, and loved cooking and baking for her family and friends. Beana was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, John H. "Johnny” Insley Jr. She is survived by three daughters, May Insley, Anne Insley (Louann), and Joan Lawrence (Eric); seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family, Penny and Barry Holloway. A Celebration of Beana’s life will be held Saturday, April 14, 11:00 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church, led by Rev. Patricia Riggs. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4669 South Blvd., Suite 103, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452, or to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences to claytorrollins.com
Jaime Malave’
JMalave imageJaime Malave’, 92, a native of Puerto Rico and Poquoson resident since 1979, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 surrounded by his daughters and beloved canine companion, Ryder Pup. He retired as a Chief Master Sargent in the U. S. Air Force after thirty years, and later retired as Vice President of Human Resources for Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital. Jaime was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years and devoted mother, Nydia Malave’, and sister, Blanca Malave’-Vasquez. He is survived by his two daughters, Lissette Pippy & husband Dennis of Berryville, VA, and Lourdes Malave’ of Poquoson; brother, Manuel Malave’; sisters, Puro Malave’, Paula Malave’-Lopez, Marta Malave’-Padua, RosaJulia Malave’-Motta, and Zayda Malave’-Cruz; three grandchildren, Levi Pippy & wife Renee, Jesse Pippy & wife Lindsey, and Jared Baber; and five great-grandchildren, Estella Pippy, Sofia Pippy, Luca Pippy, Mika Pippy, and Liam Pippy. The family will receive friends Friday, April 20, 1-2:00 PM, immediately followed by Jaime’s Memorial Service at 2:00 PM, all at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Parks & Recreation Dept., 831 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson, VA, 23662.  Online condolences to claytorrollins.com
Rita Marie McGuire
RMcGuire imageRita Marie McGuire, 92, of Nanty Glo, passed away April 10, 2018 at The Communities of Indian Haven, Indiana, PA. Born Oct. 19, 1925, daughter of the late Charles and Viola (Rager) Garver Fetzer. Preceded in death by husband, Peter J. McGuire; siblings, Beatrice Boring, Violet Mack, Hazel Michaels, Robert Garver, Dean Fetzer and Charles Fetzer. Survived by daughter, Brenda J. (Dan) Sample; Sheila L. Mitchell; and step daughter, Ellen M. Pope. Also survived by 4 grandchildren; brothers, Clyde Fetzer and Willard Fetzer; and sister, Leona Stephens; and numerous nieces and nephews. Retired from Civil Service as secretary for nearly 20 years. Past President of the D.A.V. Auxiliary. The family would like to thank the staff at Indian Haven for their professional care; and also to Aseracare Hospice. Friends will be received from 4p.m. until time of funeral service at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc., Nanty Glo, Pastor Geno Bartoletti, officiating. A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 14, 2018 in Hampton Memorial Gardens, Hampton, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita’s memory may be made to D.A.V.
Jean Patton Liberati
JLiberati imageJean Patton Liberati, 96, a longtime Williamsburg resident and dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother died on April 11, 2018. She was predeceased by her spouse, Lt. Col. Eugene Liberati (USAF, Ret.), to whom she was married for 68 years. Jean was born in Xenia, Ohio on March 4, 1922 to Margaret Garrel Frame and Jean D. Patton, who was a co-founder and longtime executive vice president of Morton Frozen Foods, a prominent mid-twentieth century innovator in frozen food manufacturing. A talented dancer and musician, Jean grew up in Ohio and Kentucky and attended Cedarville College. She spent her early adult years during World War II in Louisville, Kentucky, where she worked at Bowman Field as well as at the legendary Seelbach Hotel. Jean also met Gene, then a young U.S. Army Air Corps second lieutenant, in Louisville during that time and married him on July 12, 1943. Following the war, she was an active mother and volunteer while Gene’s career in the food and beverage industry encompassed New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. In Charlottesville, Jean worked at both Rock Hill Academy and the University of Virginia’s offices of admissions and continuing education. The couple moved to Williamsburg in the early 1970s, where they later spent their retirement years. Jean was an active member of Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown, where she was a longtime manager of the church’s gift shop and a beloved member of the life transitions support group. She is survived by her daughters Sandy Swift and Dr. Lisa Heuvel, her sons-inlaw Lt. Col. Richard Swift (VA ANG, Ret.) and J.J. Heuvel, Jr., her grandchildren Lisa Rose and Dr. Sean Heuvel, her granddaughter-inlaw, Katey Heuvel, and her great-grandchildren, Lauren Rose, Sean Heuvel, Jr. and Emma Heuvel. In addition to her husband Gene, Jean was also predeceased by her grandson Trevor Swift. Jean’s funeral will take place at 11am on Friday, April 20 at Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Church Street, Yorktown. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Grace Episcopal Church Memorial Fund or the Heritage Humane Society.
Beatrice Teagle Scearce
BScearce imageBeatrice Teagle Scearce, 78, passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018. Beatrice was born in Newport News and was a former Yorktown resident before moving to Norfolk. She attended York High School and was a member of Zion United Methodist Church. Beatrice was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed gardening and cooking for family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband William Marvin Scearce; her mother Mary Teagle; father Kenneth Teagle, Sr. and brothers George Kenneth Teagle, Jr., and Charles Martin Teagle. She is survived by her daughter Suzanne Williamson (Ronnie) of Grafton and her son, Mark Shields of Yorktown, sister–in-law Nellie Teagle and 3 grandchildren, Chad, Brock and Dylan; nephew Bryant Teagle and great-nephew Kyle Teagle. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Amory Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday April 14, 2018 in Zion United Methodist Church, with Rev. David Magruder, officiating. Interment will follow in the church Cemetery.
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