York County and Poquoson Obituaries

Theresa Elizabeth "Terry” Cannella
Cannella imageTheresa Elizabeth "Terry” Cannella, 70, born October 11, 1945 in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theresa and William Kayser, and brother, William, all of Queens. Terry was a doting mother of her six children and thoroughly enjoyed her fourteen grandchildren, watching countless athletic events, recitals, plays, and other activities. She was active in Poquoson Sports Boosters, and in the Knights of Columbus in New York. Terry leaves behind her loving husband of 51 years, Salvatore Cannella Sr.; children, Salvatore Cannella and wife Hope, Richard Cannella and wife Natalie, Thomas Cannella and wife Danielle, Timothy Cannella and wife Shauna, Theresa Cannella, and John Cannella and wife Jennifer; her cherished grandchildren, Sal III, Richie, Lance, Thomas, Alyssa, Travis, Alex, Emma, Grace, Sydney, Abby, Justin, Brandon, and William; her loving sisters, Patricia McKenna of New York, and Marilyn Dunn of Georgia; her nieces and nephews that she loved as her own children; her best friend Inga McMinn of Yorktown; and many extended family and friends in New York and Poquoson. The family will receive friends Friday, April 22, 6:00-8:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A Mass of the Resurrection will be Saturday, April 23, 10:00 AM, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Hampton, by Father Sean Prince. Entombment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Hampton. A reception will follow, with location announced at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd., Suite A 102, Newport News, VA, 23606. Condolences to  claytorrollins.com . "Special thanks to the Poquoson Professional Firefighters and Paramedics, and the Poquoson Police Dept. for their support.”
Ronald Mace Laign
Laign imageRonald Mace Laign, 82, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016. Ronald was a native of Martinsburg, WVA and was a Peninsula resident for the last 33 years. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and retired from Civil Service at Langley AFB in 1989. He was an avid golfer. Ronald was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Karen S. Laign; a son Randy Laign; a daughter Sandy Frost and 2 granddaughters, Merry and Megan Robbins. He is survived by a daughter Candy Laign; 2 sisters Diane Locke (Buddy) and Doris Hicks; 4 grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon, Chad and Caitlin and 3 great-grandchildren, Aiden, Bella and Payton. Services will be private. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Susan V. Sentz
Susan V. Sentz a loving nurse, sister, aunt and friend went to heaven on Thursday, April 14th, 2016. Susan graduated from Hampton High, then studied nursing at Philadelphia’s Children’s Hospital. Her time there was highlighted by being the lead nurse on a surgical team to separate Siamese twins from Mexico, working with Dr. C Everette Koop, who became our Surgeon General. She later attended UVA to study for her masters and went on to teach there. She eventually worked at Mary Immaculate Hospital and retired in 2007. Pre-deceased by her father, Ernest W Sentz, mother Virginia B. Sentz and a brother Thomas E. Sentz. She is survived by a brother, Kendall Sentz (Laraine); sister-in-law Lynn Sentz; nephews Thomas Alan (Catrina) and David Sentz, and Michael B Sentz (Tisha) of Panama City, FL; and a niece, Kristol Clemens of Grafton. She also had several cousins locally. James and Charles Stanton and cousin Patty Massenburg (Edgar) of Hampton. Funeral services locally will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 30, at Gloucester Point Baptist church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to UVA Children’s Center, Mary Immaculate Hospital or Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Richard B. "Gus” Geissinger, Jr.
Geissinger imageRichard B. "Gus” Geissinger, Jr., 80, a native of Huntington, PA, and lifetime resident of Poquoson, passed away peacefully at home on April 19, 2016, with his loving wife of 59 years by his side. Gus was an Air Force veteran receiving Good Conduct and National Defense Medals for his service. He retired after 40 years of service with NASA as a model maker receiving numerous achievement awards in design, product development, and project management. He was a devoted loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, mentor, and friend to everyone he met and will be loved and greatly missed by all. Gus was preceded in death by his father, Richard B. Geissinger, Sr.; mother, Lillian G. Frontz; and sisters, Jean Harding and Ginny Allison. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn M. Geissinger; daughter, Linda Bishop; sons, Mark Geissinger and wife Margie, David Geissinger, and Stephen Geissinger and wife Denise; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, William Geissinger; and sister Constance Schofield. The family will receive friends at a visitation/viewing on Saturday, April 23, 2-4 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. A Celebration of Gus’ Life will be held Sunday, April 24, 2 PM, at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Poquoson, led by Rev. Dr. James N. Earley, Jr. and Pastor Bruce Vann, followed by a reception at 213 Little Florida Road, Poquoson. A graveside service will be held Monday, April 25, 2 PM, at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. Online condolences to  claytorrollins.com.
Austin Wayne Gleason
Gleason imageAustin Wayne Gleason, 20 years old of Yorktown, died Sunday April 17, 2016 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was born on June 15, 1995 in Bremerton, Washington, the son of Wayne & Jennifer (Rudolph) Gleason. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 2013 and was currently enrolled at Baker College in Owosso, Michigan majoring in automotive technology. Austin was a talented athlete and played baseball & football through 11th grade. He was a boy scout while living in Troutdale, Oregon. He worked at Tucano’s restaurant as a server/meat server and previously at Schlotsky’s deli. Austin is survived by his parents Wayne & Jennifer Gleason; his sisters Madelon, Miley & Sophia; and his brothers Keenan & Emmett Gleason, all at home. He also leaves his paternal grandparents, William & Dianne Fulton of Portland, Oregon; his maternal grandparents, Joseph & Susan Rudolph of DeBary, Florida. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends all over the country. Austin will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. He worked hard and played hard. He always was there when someone needed him and loved to make people laugh. He was the best big brother anyone could ever ask for with his 5 brothers and sisters. He was the kind of young man that anyone would be proud to call son, grandson, brother and friend. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
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