York County and Poquoson Obituaries

Marijke "Micki” Hernandez
Hernandez imageMarijke "Micki” Hernandez, 69, passed away at Riverside Hospital on Friday June 17th 2016 in Newport News, Va. Micki was born July 18th, 1946 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She and her parents, Johannes and Maria Vermuelen, immigrated to the United States in 1956. In 1958, the family moved to Santa Barbara, California. Micki became a Unites States Citizen on the same day she graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1965. Micki earned her degree as registered nurse in 1969 from Kaiser School of Nursing, Berkeley, California. Micki has made Hampton Roads, Virginia her home since 1973. Micki is survived by two daughters; Melissa Ramos of Florence, AZ and Annalies Hernandez of Yorktown, Virginia. She is also survived by her 5 grandchildren, Angelica Ruiz, Rosa Ruiz and Victoria Godinez of Florence, Arizona and Jose and Rosita Ramos of Oceanside, California. The family is holding a celebration of life service on Wednesday June 22nd at Warwick United Church of Christ in Newport News, Va from 5:00pm-8:00pm.
Lindsey "Sonny” Monroe Cordle
Cordle imageLindsey "SONNY” Monroe Cordle, 67, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Sonny was a native of Tazewell, VA and a long time peninsula resident. He was an Army veteran and was self employed as a contractor for many years. He loved all types of music and enjoyed watching his children sing. He was a member of Lafayette Gun Club and enjoyed going to flea markets and looking for great buys. He loved spending time with his family and many close friends whom he cared for deeply. He is survived by his wife and companion for 20 years Cindy Cordle; his son, Raymond L. Meeks, Jr. and his daughter Kasey Rae Meeks. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Faye Munn of Newport News, Drema K. Stimely of Willis, VA, and Shirley Ann Horton of Smithfield, VA; brothers, Mackie Cordle of Surry, William T. Cordle and Dennis A. Cordle, all of Newport News, VA; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving friends and family. A celebration of life service will be held at 5:00 PM on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Seaford Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Howard, officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Coxton’s, building D, on Route 17 in Yorktown. Memorial donations on behalf of his best friend Dixie may be made to the Peninsula SPCA, 523 J.Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601 Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton.
Lorraine Owens Ingram
Ingram imageLorraine Owens Ingram 86, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 20, 2016. Born May 10, 1930 to the late Mr. & Mrs. Alfred H. Owens. Lorraine was a lifelong resident of Dandy, VA. She was a 1947 graduate of Poquoson High School. Lorraine retired from York County Schools in 1971 after years of working in the main office at York High School. She was a charter member of Dandy Baptist Church where she faithfully served for decades. Lorraine deeply loved her family, church and her local community of Dandy. Lorraine is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Lynwood Ingram; a son Norman Ingram (Myra) of Yorktown; a daughter Patricia ‘Patty’ Motley (Neal) of Stuarts Draft, VA; a brother, Alfred Owens (Grace) of Yorktown; and her sister, Mary Walker of Newport News. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Jeffrey MtCastle, Shannon Ingram, Shaun Ingram, Melody Twigg, John Twigg, Shanna Slovinsky and Chelsei Fox; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Louella Owens; and many nieces and nephews. Loraine was preceded in death by her brother, Fay Owens; a granddaughter, Jamie Ingram; a brother-in-law, Claude Walker; a brother-in- law, William ‘Bill’ Ingram and her nephew, Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Owens. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 25, 2016 in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Riverside Hospice and Home Helpers for their loving care. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Peninsula Rescue Mission at www.prm.info or the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.
Col. Howard I. Harmatz, US Army (Ret.)
Harmatz imageCol. Howard I. Harmatz, U.S. Army (Ret), 66, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, June 23, 2016 with his family by his side. Howard was a native of New Milford, New Jersey and has been a resident of Yorktown for the past 20 years. Following his retirement from the Army after 30 years of distinguished service, he worked as a DoD civilian employee for twelve years with USJFCOM and Joint Staff J7. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Selma Harmatz and father-in-law, Edo Wulf. He is survived by his loving wife of forty-one years, Gisela Harmatz, daughter Alison Harmatz and son Joey Harmatz, all of Yorktown; sister Carol Miller (Ron) of New Jersey; mother-in-law, Ingeborg Wulf; brothers-in-law, Helmut Wulf (Christine) and Peter Wulf (Elke); sisters-in-law, Brigitte Scholz (Uwe) and Kerstin Lorenz (Andreas); nephew and niece Ian Morton and Jessica Scholz of Germany; and niece, Nicole Schepker of New Mexico. Visitation will be held Monday, June 27, 6:00–7:30 PM, followed by a memorial service at 7:30 PM led by Rev. Katherine Gray, all at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 210 Franklin Road SW, Room 505, Roanoke, VA 24011. Online condolences may be sent to  claytorrollins.com.
Roland Clinton Jackson
Jackson imageRoland Clinton Jackson, 71, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016. He retired from the US Army in 1983 after 20 years of faithful service to his country. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and was an avid fan of NASCAR. Roland was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Joyce Jackson. He is survived by his loving wife Deanna Cote Jackson; a son, Sean Jackson and his wife Jane of Yorktown; a daughter Michelle Gainer of San Angelo, Texas and a brother Richard Jackson and his wife Ruth of Chesapeake. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild due in August. The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of Morningside Assisted Living and the staff of ICU at Mary Immaculate Hospital. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-7 pm in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Services will be private.
Joseph Adam "Joey” Turk
Turk imageJoseph "Joey” Adam Turk, 38, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016. Joey was a native of Hampton and a lifelong peninsula resident. He graduated from Bethel High School in 1996. He was the owner and operator of Yorktown Electrical Solutions, LLC. Joey was preceded in death by his mother Cheryl and is survived by his loving and devoted wife Kara Linkous Turk and 3 young daughters, Ivy, Kasey and Emma; who were the love and joy in his life. Joey is also survived by his father Dave and stepmother Pam of Seaford; 2 brothers, Neil of Newport News and Brad Kerwin of Hampton; 2 sisters, Angela Buchanan of Hampton and Kristen of Seaford; 5 nieces, Priscilla, Brianna, Taylor, Mariah, and Jenna. Joey would light up the room with his beautiful eyes and contagious smile. He was the family story teller and practical joker, with a super personality who loved life and his family. He has left us with many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. A private service was held. Arrangements by Amory Funeral Home, Grafton, VA
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