York County and Poquoson Obituaries
|Stamy Eugene Edmisten Jr., Lt. Col., USAF Retired
Stamy Eugene Edmisten Jr., Lt., Col. USAF Retired, 93 passed away surrounded by family on 22 August, 2014 at his home in
Yorktown, Virginia. He was born in Pagosa Springs, Colorado on 16 February, 1921, to Stamy E. Edmisten Sr. and Nina Edmisten.
He is preceded in death by his wife Betty.
Col. Edmisten was a Command Pilot with thousands of flying hours. He flew everything from crop dusters to the B-36 and B-52
bombers. As a veteran of World War II, he flew the RF version of the P-38 Lightening. In Vietnam he flew the Hercules C-130. He
often said the C-130 was the best airplane he ever flew. Among his many military decorations, he was most proud of his
Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star. In his retirement years, he played a significant role in York County on the Planning
Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. He loved wildlife and did everything he could to preserve the habitat from development.
He is survived by his son Robert E. Edmisten Sr., Lieutenant/Colonel, USAF Retired, and wife Pat, from Warner Robins, Georgia;
daughter Stamie Lee Minor and her husband Jack from Lafayette, Colorado; daughter, Betty C. Whitford and husband Randy from
Marshall, North Carolina; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Col. Edmisten loved his country. He was a Warrior and Patriot. He loved his children and wife with all his heart. He will be dearly
missed, loved, and remembered always.
|Heather Nicole Bloomfield
Heather Nicole Bloomfield, 38, a native of Lebanon, PA and Poquoson resident since 2004, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 6, 2014. She was a
member of Poquoson Schools PTA, and was proud to be considered a "Football Mom". Heather is survived by her husband of 11 years, Sylvester Bloomfield; children,
Anthony Gonzalez, Christian Gunsallis, Kayden Bloomfield, Nicholas Bloomfield, Jordan Bloomfield, and Matthew Bloomfield; mother, Marie Nichole Ruhl;
father, Gary Gunsallis; sister, Angela Poorman; and brothers, Matthew Gunsallis, Jeremy Wolf, Jeffrey Wolf, and Daniel Ruhl. The family will receive friends
Thursday, 12:30-2:00 PM, at Emmaus Baptist Church, Poquoson, immediately followed by a Celebration of Heather's life at 2:00 PM at the church by Pastor Dan
Cromer. Graveside services will be Saturday, 2:00 PM, at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA. Memorial contributions in Heather's memory may be made to Susan
B. Komen of Tidewater, 420 North Center Dr., Building 11, Suite 143, Norfolk, VA, 23502 (komentidewater.org). Online condolences to claytorrollins.com . Claytor
Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge of arrangements. "Heather was devoted to her family and loved helping others."
|Ida Margaret Holloway
Ida Margaret Holloway, 95, passed away on Monday, August 25, 2014.
|Sidney Frankin "Sid" Evans
Sidney Franklin "Sid" Evans Jr., 79, a native & lifelong resident of Poquoson, passed peacefully on Saturday, September 6, 2014 surrounded
by his daughters. Sid retired from Newport News Shipbuilding after 43 years, where he was Captain of the tugboat,
"Dauntless". He was well known for feeding anyone in the Yard aboard his tug. Sid was a member of Trinity United Methodist
Church, Poquoson; a life member of Poquoson Volunteer Fire Dept, and Knights of Pythias Friendship Lodge #161 and Charity
Lodge #10; and a member of Hampton Elks Lodge #366. He enjoyed Hampton Saturday night Block parties and entertaining
friends aboard "Sid's Headache". He was a regular member of the "George's Restaurant Club", and was an avid Dale Earnhardt Sr.
fan. Sid was preceded in death by his father, Sidney Franklin Evans Sr.; mother, Helen Louise Quinn; brother & sister-in-law,
Wayne & Paulette Evans; and grandparents, Winnie Powell & Sidney Cole Evans. He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Evans
Brauer (Chris), Trish Evans Huheey (Phil), and Carol Evans Daly (Joe); brother, Timmy Cole Evans (Laura); sister, Linda Hill (Bob);
grandchildren, Stewart, Shannon, Kendall, Kaela, Jessica, Jamie, and Jordan; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and
friends. The family will receive friends Monday, 7-8:30 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at 60 Odd
Road, Poquoson. A Celebration of Sid's life will be held Tuesday, 11:00 AM, at Trinity United Methodist Church by Rev. Charles R.
Stacy and Angela Ward Costello. Entombment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, Hampton. Memorial contributions
may be made to Poquoson Volunteer Fire Dept., P. O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA, 23662, or to Alzheimer's Association, 213
McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, 23185. "His colorful outgoing personality will be sadly missed by all who knew him."
|Lance E. McDowell
Lance E McDowell, 71, died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on Thursday, September 4, 2014.
|Robert C. "Bob" Phaup Sr.
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of a beloved husband, father and grandfather, Robert C. Phaup, Sr. of Yorktown.
He was a strong-willed fighter of renal cell cancer from which he suffered for nine years. It was not an easy fight, although he was
always upbeat when asked about his illness.
Bob was born in 1939 in Newport News. He was employed by Newport News Shipbuilding for thirty-two years and retired in
1998. After his retirement, he spent his winters camping in Florida, loving every minute. It was a joy to watch this talented, selftaught
man. His passion was woodworking of all types and gardening. Problem solving was a specialty for him; he always enjoyed
a challenge. He loved having friends over for kitchen table bridge. Bob was happiest when he was spending time with his family.
He is survived by the love of his life, Linda Kernodle Phaup, to whom he was married for fifty-three years; three children: Robert
Jr. (Kelley) of Yorktown, Rusty (Susie) of Gloucester, and Rene Phaup Prell of Arkansas; four grandchildren: Lindsay Phaup (Joey
Martin) of Gloucester, Mary Beth Burroughs (Kenneth) of Yorktown, Whitney Foster (William) of Charlottesville, and Trey Phaup
(Amanda) of Yorktown; four great-grandchildren: Cameron, Henry, and Maggie Foster, and Logan Burroughs. He is also survived
by his brother, Carol Phaup (Carolyn) of Hampton; two nieces: Robin Phaup Wertel of New Kent and Bonnie Phaup Forman of
Newport News; one nephew: Matthew Ozmer of Hampton.
Bob was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church on Ella Taylor Road in Yorktown. A service will be held at the church at
2:00 on Tuesday, September 9. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to research for renal cell cancer through the American
Cancer Society, 11835 Canon Blvd. Suite A102, Newport News, VA 23606 or to St. Luke's UMC Martha's Ministry, 300 Ella Taylor
Road, Yorktown, Virginia 23692.
|Leroy Henry Ludi
LeRoy H. Ludi, 86, died peacefully at home on August 30, 2014, surrounded by his family.
A native of Ohio, he joined the Navy and served in the Korean War and was re-activated during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After
receiving his aeronautical engineering degree from the University of Florida, he moved his family to Newport News and worked at
NACA and AVLABS for 28 years.
Through the years, LeRoy was a loving, generous, kind and dedicated family man, and set a strong example to all who knew him.
He had a strong belief in God and held leadership positions at both St. Georges Episcopal Church in Newport News and Grace
Episcopal in Yorktown. He participated in both churches as lay reader, chalicer or member of the vestry. He was active and provided
strong leadership in various community organizations such as the Stoneybrook Boy Scouts, Stoneybrook Elks Lodge, and the
Denbigh Lions Club. After retiring from government service and from the Navy as a Captain, he moved to York County and finished
his volunteer career with the Yorktown Lions Club and Meals-On-Wheels.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his father, Herman Eugene Ludi and mother, Bertha Voettler Ludi of Germany. He is survived by
his wife of 63 years, Shirley Lewis Ludi; children, Gary Ludi and his wife Maria, Dale Ludi and his wife Deborah, Linda Ludi
Shahan and her husband Bradley and Lisa Ludi Wood. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Roy and David Ludi, Andrew,
Colby and Logan Shahan, and Erica and Lauren Ludi.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown, with a reception
following the service in the church parish hall. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday, September 5, at Amory
Funeral Home, Grafton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Yorktown Lions Club, 114 Jethro Lane, Yorktown, VA 23692; or to York
County Fire & Rescue/Life & Safety, P.O. Box 532, Yorktown, VA 23692.