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York County and Poquoson Obituaries
Larry Wood Chandler
Chandler imageLarry Wood Chandler, 63, of Rosser Mill Rd., Pamplin, died Sunday, November 9, 2014 at his home. Born in Hampton on January 25, 1951, he was a son of the late Ernest Chandler and the late Ruby Huggate Chandler Lankford and the late Albert Dale "A.D."Lankford. He was retired from Frito Lay and was a part-time bee keeper, farmer, and gardener. Larry was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam. Larry is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy Robinson Chandler; six sisters, Ernestine Merchant and husband, Wayne, Janice Bell and husband, Jim, Patricia Miner, Betty Craig and husband, Richard, Edna Loer and husband, Timothy, and Joan Walling and husband, Aaron; three brothers-in-law, Jerry Robinson, William Robinson and wife, Sandy, and David Robinson and wife, Terri; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Chandler. The family will receive friends Thursday, 7-8:30 PM, at Robinson Funeral Home, Appomattox, VA. A memorial service will be held Friday, 7:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, officiated by Timothy Loer, followed by a visitation. Online condolences to , or
Robert Kevin Topping, Sr.
Robert Kevin Topping Sr., 59, a native of Poquoson and current Hampton resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 30, 2014. He was a 1973 graduate of Poquoson High School, and a U.S. Army veteran. Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, Polly and Marshall Topping. He is survived by his son, Robert "Robbie" Topping Jr. & wife, Vickie; daughter, Dawn Strauss; brother, James "Jimmy" Topping Jr. & wife, Cindy; sister, Lori Topping; life partner of 26 years, Debra Cox; step-daughters, Sara Nichols, Mandy Sloan, and Shawna Perdue; many grandchildren; and special friend, Ron Wilson. A visitation to celebrate Kevin's life will be held Sunday, 7-8:30 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at Robbie's home, 4 W. Wainwright Dr., Poquoson. Kevin's ashes will be scattered on the Chesapeake Bay at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Volunteer Services of Hampton V.A. Medical Center, Bldg. 35, 100 Emancipation Dr., Hampton, VA, 23667 (memo "Homeless" on donation). Online condolences to
Mary Dvorak
Mary Dvorak, 94, passed away November 11, 2014 in Yorktown, VA. Mary was dedicated to her family and husband and enjoyed 74 years of marriage to Francis Dvorak. Mary enjoyed cooking, sewing, spending time in her garden and keeping her mind sharp with daily crossword puzzles. Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Dvorak Minter and husband Page Minter, Mary Dvorak Major and husband Bert Major, three granddaughters, Whitney Minter Cataldo, Marla Minter Wilson, and Cara Major and two great-granddaughters, Paige Wilson and Elizabeth Wilson. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 16 at 2:00pm in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Lt. Col. Earl Bruce Romberger (USAF Ret.)
Romberger imageLt. Col. Earl B. Romberger (USAF Ret.), 92, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014. He was native of Elizabethville, PA, and Newport News resident the past 25 years. Earl retired from the U. S. Air Force after 26 years, and served during WWII. Earl was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Julia Anne Romberger. He is survived by his sons, Andrew, Philip, and Michael; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Interment will be private in Pennsylvania. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences to . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home & Crematory, Poquoson, is assisting with arrangements.


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