York County and Poquoson Obituaries

Iva May Lepori Lawrence
Lawrence imageIva Mae Lepori Lawrence, 82, of Grafton, VA formerly of Coatesville died Sunday, October 16, 2016. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Marie Morrison Lepori and the wife of John J. Lawrence with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. In addition to her husband, John, Iva is survived her son Steven J. Lawrence of Grafton, VA and Teresa Marie Haslip and her husband John of Hickory, NC.; two grandchildren: Krista Michelle Barrack and Gregory Barrack and her siblings: Carl, Barry, Sal, Carmen, Becky and Arty. Iva’s family and friends are invited to a visitation on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 11-1pm at Wentz Funeral Home 342 East Chestnut Street, Coatesville 610-384-0318. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville. Arrangements are being handled by Wentz Funeral Home, Coatesville (610) 384-0318. To share online condolences please visit www.wentzfuneralhome.com
John Joseph Barry
Barry imageJohn Joseph Barry, 85, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, John was a native of Limerick, Ireland and served 4 years in the United States Air Force and became US citizen in 1961. He retired as a printer in the US Army Civil Service in 1989. He is survived by his wife Earline Gilbert Barry of Yorktown, a brother Paddy and a sister May both of Ireland; Step-son Jerry Bell (Debra) and Step-daughter, Jackie Bell Russell (John) both of Yorktown. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in Amory Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will following in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Evelyn May Krisik
Krisik imageEvelyn May Krisik, 84, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2016. Evelyn was a native of Pittsfield, MA, and a Peninsula resident since 1974. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and served in the United States Air Force in the early 1950’s. Evelyn was a loving and devoted wife for 63 years as well as a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Evelyn was born to the late Herbert and Pauline Liebenow on October 20, 1932. She was preceded in death by her sister Beatrice (Sis) Campbell and a brother Carl Liebenow and is survived by her husband, Paul J. Krisik, Sr.; her children, Robin K. Taylor (William) of Waynesville, OH, Paul J. Krisik, Jr., of Huntsville, AL, Randall L. Krisik (Kathy) of Gloucester, VA, Jacqueline K. Bidelman (Mike) of Washington, DC, Craig J. Krisik (Lisa) of Virginia Beach, VA, Timothy C. Krisik (Deanna) of Ozark, MO, Jay T. Krisik (Anastasia) of Williamsburg, VA; one sister, Dorothy Rufo (George), and one brother, Herbert Liebenow; 14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Evelyn was known for her unwavering love and support for her family and friends. Her door was always open to anyone who needed a place at the dinner table and her tenacious spirit was ahead of her time. She lived a life around the world traveling with her husband and children on Paul’s various military assignments, and, later, accompanying her adult children on their adventures. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Amory Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be held at 11 :00 a.m. on Wednesday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church with Father John David Ramsey officiating. The burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
Brooklyn W. Presson
Presson imageBrooklyn W. Presson, 91, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016. Born February 16, 1925 in Seaford. He was a lifelong resident of the Peninsula. Mr. Presson was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Lillian Pearl Presson in 2007. A veteran of World War II he served with the Fifth Calvary Division. Later, Mr. Presson retired from Amoco Yorktown Refinery after working 28 years. He was a member of Zion Methodist Church, Seaford, Woodman of the World, VFW Post 590 & Amoco Annuitants Club. Brooklyn is survived by his daughter, Sandra F. Presson of Sheppton, PA; Two grandsons Michael (his wife Lisa) and Jeffrey Kmieciak and five great-grandchildren, Joshua, Caleb, Zachary, Noah & Jessica. A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 11:00 in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 until the time of the service. Interment will be private in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family would like to thank Brook’s special friends at Hardee’s for their years of love and support. They would also like to thank York County Fire & Rescue and the staff of the York Convalescent Center. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can made to The York County Fire & Rescue. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
Garnett Randolph ‘Randy’ Hall, Jr.
Hall imageGarnett Randolph Hall, Jr. Better known to many as Randy Hall passed away peacefully on Saturday October 22, 2016 at home surrounded by his family after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was proceeded in death by his father Garnett Randolph Hall, Sr. He leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife Kelly of 28 years and their two children his daughter Amanda Hall and her fiancé Tim, and his son Tyler Hall, three grandsons, Carter, Vincent and Max. His mother Joyce Walker, brothers Todd Hall and Keith Hall and a host of nieces and nephews. Randy spent his career working in and landscaping for 34 years. He even had the opportunity to own and operate his own landscaping business for 4 years prior to his illness. He loved spending time with his family, especially his 3 grandsons. There will be a viewing on Thursday October 27, 2016 from 6-8pm at Amory Funeral Home followed by a service on Friday October 28, 2016 at noon in Amory Funeral Home Chapel, Grafton, VA.; graveside will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will then gather at Lebanon Christian Church in Lee Hall following services. If you would like to make donations to the "Rally for Randy Benefit Fund” they may be made at any Wells Fargo Bank.
Glen "Mr. G.” Goodman
Mr. G died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. He was born in Rimersburg, Pa., Dec. 15, 1925. He spent many years driving tractor-trailer across country, but his favorite times were spent with family and friends or working at "the sawmill” with his friend and helper Reed. Mr. G. was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, daughter Glenda and sons Eddie and Andy. He is survived by his daughter, Jody Jamerson, husband Tommy, their two sons Thomas and Andrew; beloved grandchildren, Rulu Reid, husband Brent, Robin Napier, Okie Napier, Rian Napier and wife Jenna, Jason and Justin Goodman. Seven great grandchildren and three greatgreat grandchildren, and a host of loving friends and family. A service will be held, Sat., Oct. 22, 2016 @11 a.m. at Parkview Church of God, 1116 Briarfield Rd. N.N., Va.
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