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York County and Poquoson Obituaries
Raymond William Lotkowictz
Lotkowictz imageRaymond William Lotkowictz, passed away Friday, February 27th, 2015. He was born in South Amboy, NJ on July 20th, 1932 and graduated from Saint Mary's School in South Amboy and Middlesex County Tri-Vocational Technical High School, Perth Amboy, NJ. Upon his graduation in 1950, Ray enlisted in the Air Force. After completing basic training he was sent to Japan for two years, where he played in the US Air Force Band, entertaining the troops and dignitaries, such as the President of the Philippines. When he returned to the U.S., he was stationed at Langley AF Base and assigned to the AF band there. While there he met his wife, Laura Ferguson of Poquoson. They married in 1955 and moved to New Jersey, where they lived until their return to Virginia in 1976. Following his discharge from the Air Force, he was employed in New Jersey as an Electronic Technician for Airborne Accessories, Gulton Industries, Bendix Aviation, and was Plant Manager of Educasting Systems. He attended the Hartnett School of Music in New York City, NY, and played saxophone and clarinet in many local clubs and for weddings in New Jersey. He enjoyed the purchase, renovation, resale, and rental of homes and commercial real estate in both NJ and VA, including the historic Roquin Plantation in Brunswick County, VA. He was a licensed real estate broker, owning and operating Olde York Realty, Inc. in Yorktown, VA for a number of years prior to full time retirement. Ray is survived by his wife Laura Ferguson Lotkowictz; daughter Justine and son-in-law Guy Wilson; grandchildren, Alex (wife Alison), Coryn, and Michael Wilson; brother, Joseph Lotkowictz of South Amboy; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Isadore and Anna Jacobs Lotkowictz of South Amboy; sisters, Marion Hammond & husband Floyd of Lakeland, FL, Agnes Soos, and Helen Schlacht of South Amboy; brothers, William Lotkowictz and wife Marie of Largo, FL, Sylvester Lotkowictz and wife Elizabeth of New Brunswick, NJ, and Edward Lotkowictz and wife Mary of South Plainfield, NJ; and sister-in-law Ann Dill Lotkowictz, wife of his last living sibling Joseph. The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 3, 11 AM-12:00 PM, at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, Tabb, immediately followed at 12:00 PM by a Mass of the Resurrection by Father Charles J. Faul. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, with military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice House and Support Care of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA, 23188. Online condolences to . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, is in charge of arrangements.
Frances Roberta "Berta" Freeman
Freeman imageFrances Roberta Freeman passed away in Haines City, FL on February 22, 2015 at the age of 91. She was born in Hampton, VA in 1923 and lived there until her retirement to Florida in 2008. Berta was the matriarch to a family of 9 children, 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and was called "mom" by many family friends throughout her life. Berta is best remembered for her kind heart and her willingness to open her home to anyone needing a helping hand or the benefit of her sage advice. She was the host of countless gatherings that always included good food, spirits, music and friendly games. Berta's colorful wit and plainspoken wisdom was an inspiration to all who were fortunate to know her. Berta was one of 11 children born to Henry and Mary Coleman. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jacque (Jack) L. Freeman, friend Roy Webster, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by her sisters Ida Blayton of Poquoson, VA and Shirley Schult of Newport News, VA. In addition to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she is survived by her children Jerry Freeman (wife May) of Haines City, FL; Linda Tolbert (husband Jimmy) of Newport News, VA; Sarah Freeman (partner Pete Hausman) of Haines City, FL; Jacqueline Levy of Banner Elk, NC; Robert Freeman (wife Choi) of Cocoa, FL; Donald Freeman (wife Jerry) of Chesterfield, VA; Patrick Freeman (wife Paulette) of Newport News, VA; Steven Freeman (wife Rhonda) of Hampton, VA; and Jack Freeman of Hampton, VA. Visitation will be held 7PM-8PM on Friday, February 27 at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton, VA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 28 at 12PM at Amory Funeral Home followed by a burial service at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News, VA.
Lou Ann Hall
Hall imageLou Ann Hall, 57, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Lou was a native of Williamsburg and former resident of Woonsocket, RI before moving back to the peninsula in 1982. She retired from Eastern State Hospital in 2013 after 31 years of service. She was an avid Bingo player and enjoyed going on gambling trips. Lou was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her husband 15 years, James Lee Hall, Sr. and a son, Ronnie Love of Virginia Beach and a step-son, James Lee Hall, Jr. 4 sisters, Patricia (Pattie) Lafontaine and Terry Clayberger (Edward) both of New Kent, Lynn Kay Dudley and Tricia Reynolds both of Williamsburg; a granddaughter, Samantha Hale 3 step-grandchildren, Zackary, Dustyn and Arabella and a great-grandson, Jase Nelson. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Amory Funeral Home by Chaplain, Jacqulyn Johnson. The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to the Angels of Mercy 7151 Richmond Road, Suite 401, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, Va.


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