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York County and Poquoson Obituaries
William "Bill" Sulzberger
Sulzberger imageWilliam "Bill" Sulzberger, 83, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014. Bill was a native of Hampton and a lifelong resident of the peninsula living in Yorktown for over 60 years. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War and retired from Vepco in 1987 after 30 years. He was member of Grafton Christian Church and active chairman of the board. He was a Past Master and member of the Yorktown Masonic Lodge 205 A.F. & A.M. Bill was a volunteer at Warwick Forrest Convalescent Center for 25 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Ann Sulzberger and a grandson, Dustin Wells and is survived by his daughters, Suzanne Tarr (Wayne) of Gloucester and Cynthia Wells (Cleon) of Seaford; a sister, Sally Johnson of Hampton; 2 grandchildren, Jessica Tarr and Ian Tarr (Christina); and a great-grandson, Logan Robbins. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 12, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM in Amory Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 13, at 11:00 AM in Grafton Christian Church by Rev. Vanessa Falgoust and Rev. John Falk. Interment will follow with Military Honors and Masonic Rites in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Grafton Christian Church, 109 Brick Church Road, Yorktown, VA. 23692 or to Yorktown Masonic Lodge 205. P.O. Box 205, Yorktown, VA 23690.
William Hayes Bender
William Hayes "Billy" Bender, 38, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 8, 2014. Billy was a native and lifelong peninsula resident. He played varsity baseball and was a graduate of York High School in 1993 and attended CNU. Billy was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed fishing. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in Amory Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 14, in Grafton Christian Church with Rev. Vanessa Falgoust, Officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Grafton Christian Church, 109 Brick Church Rd, Yorktown, Virginia. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home
George J.C. Fries
Fries imageGeorge J.C. Fries, 76, passed away on Thursday, August, 7, 2014. George was a native of Brooklyn, New York and a Yorktown resident since 1994. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1960 and retired in 1988 as a Col. after 28 years of faithful service to his country. After retiring, he worked for York County Public Schools as a substitute teacher for the middle and high schools. He was a member of the VFW 824 and enjoyed landscaping and was a Master Gardner. He is survived by his wife of 33 years Rebecca Fries; 4 daughters, Suzanne Boucher (Ron) of Baton Rouge, LA, Nicole Feldman of Little Rock, AR, Jennifer Bowers (Christopher) of Kent OH and Stefanie Goodrich (Mark) of Summerville, SC; a son, Matthew Fries (Michelle) of Springdale, AR; a sister, Rosemarie Vetter of Bronx, NY; 12 grandchildren, Taylor, Dotty, Marcom, Michael, Brian, Alycia, Trey, Brianna, Brittany, Amber, Savannah and Liam. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A-102, Newport News, VA 23606.Interment will be at later date in The Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs, CO. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.


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