York County and Poquoson Obituaries
|Robert B. Monk
Robert B. Monk, 83, was joyously reunited with his wife Gertrud and son Roberto at heaven's gate on May 18, 2015. Born in Lebanon, VA he
had been a Yorktown resident since 1966. SFC Monk, a Vietnam vet, retired from the army after 21 years of service. He continued to serve his
community in the maintenance division of York County Schools from 1974-1993. He will be missed by his family in Lebanon as well as his
"family" and friends here in Yorktown. A graveside service will be held May 21 at 2:00pm at the Hampton Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 11835 Fishing Point Drive Newport News, VA 23606. Arrangements by Amory Funeral
|Dale Louis Wichman
Dale Louis Wichman, 64, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 21, in the chapel of Amory Funeral
Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends following the service.
|Lewis Anthony Noble
Lewis Anthony Noble, 84, of Seaford, died Sunday, May 17, 2015. He was born in Richmond, Virginia, and graduated from John Marshall High School. He initially
worked for the C&O Railroad, and then served in the US Air Force for 21 years, and Civil Service for another 15 years. He was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus life
member and an active member in the Catholic chapel at the US Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown. He was preceded in death by his son, Lewis A. Noble, Jr.;
his parents, Aline and Edward Noble Sr. and brothers, Edward Noble, Jr and John Noble. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Jean DelPapa Noble of Seaford, Virginia, his
two daughters, Nancy Noble of Yorktown, Virginia and Diane Deleo of Denver, Colorado; two grandchildren, Katherine Johnson and her husband Matthew, and
Anthony Deleo, all of Denver, Colorado; and one great grandson, Eli Johnson. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in the chapel of
Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, with Father Jim Connolly officiating. A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 22, 2015 in Mount Calvary Cemetery,
Richmond, VA. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to a charity of your choice .
Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home,Grafton, VA.
|Joanne Rae Zimmer
Joanne Rae Zimmer, 80, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Joanne was a native of Rochester, NY and was a Peninsula resident since
1995. She played in 2 Golf Leagues at Deer Run Golf Course and 1 league at the Woodlands. Joanne is survived by her loving husband of 55
years, James K. Zimmer; 2 daughters, Deb Zimmer of Tampa, FL and Laurie Privett- Zimmer of Yorktown. She is also survived by 2 brothers,
Ronald Seils and his wife Norrine of Cape Coral, FL and David Seils and his wife Shirley of AL; a sister Gwen DeHollander and her husband
Zeke of N. Fort Myers, FL; and a grandson J.J. Privett. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 23, 2015, in the chapel of
Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to
the American Heart Association , 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060, or the charity of your choice.
|Moses J. Hales
Moses J. Hales, 86, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 28, at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans
Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
|Terry W. Parisher Sr.
Terry W. Parisher Sr., 74, went to meet the Lord peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He retired from the U.
S. Air Force with 21 years of service, and a lifelong community dedication. His selfless and endearing nature will forever resonate among
us. Terry is survived by his wife of 49 years, Josie; daughter, Tonya Plahn & husband, Gerard; son, Terry Parisher Jr. & wife, Theresa;
granddaughters, Amanda and Nicole; sister-in-law, Susan Falzon & husband, Joey and their family; aunt, Lois Paris; uncle, Baxter Nowlin;
and numerous cousins. A Celebration of Terry's life will be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00-5:00 PM, at 12 Canal Drive, Poquoson. Burial
will be in a national cemetery at a later date. Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is assisting with arrangements. Memorial contributions
may be made to Poquoson Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 2026, and/or to Poquoson Exchange Club, P. O. Box 2036, both in Poquoson, VA,
23662, and both of which he is a member. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . "Special thanks to Dr. Sarah Bushey and her staff for
their loving care and support."
|Nan Carol Rader
Nan Carol Rader, 72, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, returned to her heavenly home on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 following a sudden illness.
She was a native of Poquoson, and member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Nan was preceded in death by her parents, Robert J. & Nellie West Insley. She is
survived by her husband of fifty years, Ronald W. Rader; two loving children, Joy Rader Ellis & husband Chester, and Robert J. Rader; four grandchildren, Kristen Ellis-
Cooke, Meagan K. Ellis, Sydney E. Rader, and Rebekah Ferrell; great-grandchild, Blake Taylor Ellis; special cousins, Dot & Roy Davis; special lifelong friends, Diane
Edwards and Margaret Cockrell; and many other nieces, nephews, and close friends. A graveside service to celebrate Nan's life will be held Saturday, May 23, 11:00
AM, at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton, by Rev. Carol Bookwalter. Everyone is invited back to her home following the service. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . "Nan devoted her life to her family,
and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchild, who were the love in her heart."
|Dennis Ernest Valianos
Dennis Ernest Valianos, 68, a native of Virginia and longtime resident of Poquoson, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at home. Dennis
graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Ferrum College and a Masters in Education from the University of Virginia. He began his career as a
social studies teacher and progressed later to be a real estate broker. Dennis shared a love for music as a lifelong musician and enjoyed living
near the water. He was a born again Christian and a strong believer in Jesus Christ. His life's pleasure was to be a servant of the Lord God
Almighty. Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Gere and Mellie Smith Valianos. He is survived by his son, Dennis Ernest
Valianos, II; daughters, Willie Carol Valianos and Alexis Valianos Deiss; grandchildren, Rachel Scott Hall, Mackenzie Carol Hall, and
Alexandra Valianos; brother, Jerry Ernest Valianos and wife Kathy; niece, Mellie Valianos-Reynolds; nephew, Ernest Jerry Valianos; greatnephews,
Christopher W. Valianos and Nicholas A. Valianos ; and great-niece, Raye Lynne Pardee. The family will receive friends at a visitation,
Friday, May 22 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, immediately followed by a celebration of Dennis's life lead by Pastor Dan Green all at Claytor
Rollins Funeral Home, 836 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Hampton. Online condolences
to claytorrollins.com .
|Bobby C. Liles
Bobby C. Liles, 87, a native of Fox, Oklahoma, a Texas resident for many years, and longtime Poquoson resident, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015 surrounded by
his loving family. He retired as a Pilot from the U. S. Air Force after 21 years, mainly flying the C121 Super Constellation. Bobby later worked for Bendix Corp. on the
N.A.S.A. Apollo Space Program. He loved vegetable gardening, and tending to his beautiful lawn and gardens. Bobby is survived by his wife of 64 years, Patricia L.
Liles; five children, Pamela Adams of Mathews, VA, Sharon Liles of Poquoson, Karen Regan & husband Keith of Yorktown, Susan Thompson & husband Tommy of
Morristown, Arizona, and Michael Liles & wife Sue of Fredericksburg, VA; six grandchildren, Christopher Thompson, Benjamin Thompson, Seth Regan, Travis Tucker,
Spencer Tucker, and Kaitlin Liles; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Thompson and Alexander Thompson; and his adored cat, Annie. Inurnment will be at a later
date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to
claytorrollins.com . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is assisting with arrangements. "Special thanks to the V. A. Palliative Care Unit, and to Dr. Tammy
Beavers, for their care and support."