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York County and Poquoson Obituaries

Edreth M. "Mim” Egan
Egan imageEdreth M. "MIM” Egan, 78, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Mary Immaculate Hospital. Edreth was a native of Upper Darby, PA and a former resident of Collingdale, PA and Essington, PA before moving to Yorktown, VA in 2001. She was a former hair dresser and retired from Aero Link in 1998. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend to many. She enjoyed reading and loved her dogs, Chrissie and Pepper. She is survived by her husband of 28 years Thomas Albert Egan of Yorktown; a daughter, Debra Martin of Yorktown and a son, William George Martin, Jr. (Lisa) of Essington, PA; a brother, John T. Newsome Jr. (Joan) of Colorado Springs, CO; special friend Ana Alicea and 2 grandsons, William Martin, III and Daniel Lipchock and many nieces & nephews The family request her service to be private. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Lung Association or the SPCA. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA.
Walda Joan Orem
Orem imageWalda Joan Orem, 80, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015. Walda was a native of Corbett, Maryland and was a former resident of New Freedom, PA before moving to the Peninsula in October of 2014. Walda is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Thomas "Tom” Orem; 2 sons, Thomas Orem and Gary Orem; a daughter Lori Martinez ; 6 grandchildren, Christina Orem, Diana Orem, Christopher Shaw, Patrick Shaw, Theresa Orem and Andrew Martinez and 5 great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Sunday, November 22, 2015, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Anne Higgins Borger
Borger imageAnne Higgins Borger, 90, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. She was a longtime resident of Poquoson and spent the last eleven years as a resident of The Chesapeake Retirement Community. The daughter of a career Army Officer, she was born July 30, 1925 in Hampton when her father was stationed at Fort Monroe. She enjoyed the life of an "Army Brat” and lived in many exciting places, including Hawaii and the Panama Canal Zone. She attended Westhampton College and was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where her father was Professor of Military Science and Tactics. She taught grade school several years in Northern Virginia and York County. Anne was extremely social by nature and loved to be with family and friends. There was an extended family by virtue of the fact that her mother was one of nine children. She had been active in many organizations to include The Comte de Grasse Chapter of the DAR, The Historical and Archaeological Society of Fort Monroe, The Army Daughters, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Poquoson Lions Club and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. Anne was preceded in death by her husband Daniel W. Borger, and parents Colonel and Mrs. Charles W. Higgins. Surviving members of the family include her brother, Charles W. Higgins, Jr. and wife Patty of Newport News; three nieces, Ms. Beth Cessna of Frederick, MD, Mrs. Kathryn Lake and husband Peter of Concord, NC, and Mrs. Jennifer Gribble and husband Glenn of Greenville, NC; two grandnieces; two grandnephews; and cousins and other relatives. A Funeral Mass of the Resurrection will be held at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, on Monday, November 23, at 9:30 AM lead by Rev. Robert Spencer followed by interment at Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News. A reception will immediately follow at Warwick Forest Retirement Community, 1002 Old Denbigh Blvd., Newport News. The family extends sincere appreciation to the Chesapeake Retirement Community for the compassion and outstanding care Anne received during her eleven years of residence. The family is also indebted to Dianne Tate for her dedication, kindness, and constant friendship over the years. Contributions may be made to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 3800 Big Bethel Road, Yorktown, VA 23693, and/or the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, 101 Museum Dr., Newport News, VA 23606. Online condolences to claytorrollins,com . Claytor Rollins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Carole Noelle Lenna
Lenna imageCarole Noelle Lenna left this world, on Monday, November 16, 2015, at the age of 51. She was born in Paris, France in 1964. Carole was a beautiful and loving person. She was employed at Riverside Regional Medical Center in the Operating Room and was loved by all who knew her. Carole is survived by her loving husband Jim; parents Bill and Marie Buzzard; sister and nephew Shirley and Christian Spell. A funeral service will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 19, 2015, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. The family will receive friends following the service.
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