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In Memoriam

 

 

Cecil T. (Pat) Kirby - 1929-2020

Cecil Thomas Kirby of Heathsville died March 24, 2020, at the age of 91.

Mr. Kirby was born in Norfolk, on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1929, the son of William Henry Kirby and Mabel Payne Summers, and called “Pat” all his life. 

He was married for 70 years to the former Dorothy Duggan, also from Norfolk. He was the father of three daughters, Dorothy Faye and her husband, Kent Kidwell; Kathryn Cecile Kirby-Lambe; Teresa Anne and her husband, James Ralph Merry; and one son, William Allen Kirby; grandfather of 10; and great-grandfather of eight. 

He was employed by Tidewater Construction Corporation (now Skanska) as a draftsman for 32 years, retiring in 1992.

They moved to White Stone in 1994 and joined Kilmarnock Baptist Church. They recently moved to Heathsville.

In October, 2019, Pat and Dorothy bought and moved into the Mallard Bay home previously owned by Jim and Cheryl Hanline.

In the future, when virus and travel restrictions are lifted, a celebration of life service will be held at Kilmarnock Baptist Church with burial in Kilmarnock Baptist Church’s Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

(Portions of the preceding obituary appeared in the Rappahannock Record on April 2, 2020.)

 

Harold Baldwin - 1929-2019

We received the following announcement from Herta and Carl Wigginton on August 23, 2019.  Many thanks, Herta and Carl for keeping the community advised.

"It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we wish to inform everyone of the passing of Harold Baldwin. Harold died Wednesday night, August 21, 2019 in Nashville of heart complications following a week in the ICU.

Harold was a major force in Mallard Bay becoming the exemplary community it is today. He turned 90 in January of this year. Cards and notes may be sent to:

Sylvia Baldwin The Heritage 100 Wheatfield Circle, #208 Brentwood, TN 37027.  Sylvia's email address is: halsib2@gmail.com

According to legacy.com, Harold served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, was an officer on the submarine SS Greenfish and graduated from Georgia Tech with Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture degrees.

While living in Mallard Bay, he put his degree in architecture to good use, serving for several years as the guiding force within our community's Architectural Review Committee (ARC).  

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

 

Kenneth D. Brooks - 1932 - 2019

Kenneth D. Brooks, 87, of Heathsville, Va., formerly of McLean, Va., passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at his home. Known as “Cap” to his family, Ken was born in Shelbyville, Ky., to the late Stanley Brooks and Ruth Rodgers Brooks Roberts. He retired as captain after a 25-year career in the United States Navy, and he later worked in construction management.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Eldon Hogue; and his brother, Bobby Brooks. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Hauser; his sons, Raff Brooks, Cameron Brooks, Steve Brooks (Donna) and David Brooks (Lisa); his sister, Patricia Ransdell (David); sister-in-law, Margaret Brooks; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation are appreciated.

During his time in the Navy, Ken was awarded the Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal with star, Bronze Star with combat “V,” Navy Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Republic of Vietnam Unit Citation and the Legion of Merit. Ken also served as president and treasurer of the International Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (Baltimore-Washington Chapter) and as vice president of the Association of University Real Estate Officials. He was also a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, the Military Officers Association of America , the CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation and was a Golden Life member of the U.S. Naval Institute.

After graduating from Shelbyville High School, Ken attended Georgia Institute of Technology on a Navy ROTC scholarship. While at Georgia Tech, Ken spent his summers as a Navy midshipman and as a model for Hallmark in New York City. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture, Ken was commissioned in the United States Navy. In addition to two tours in Vietnam as a Seabee and with the Civil Engineer Corps, Ken had many exciting duty stations, including Okinawa, Japan; the Pentagon; and Hawaii. His sons were born on four sides of the United States: Raff in Norfolk, Va.; Cameron in Chicago; Steve in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and David in Port Hueneme, Calif.

When Ken took command of Naval Construction in the South Pacific, he was the youngest captain ever given that command at the time. While in the service, Ken also attained a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in business finance.

Ken retired from the Navy in 1979 and went to work for George Washington University in Washington D.C., as the real estate officer. One of his signature projects was a mixed-use office/retail complex at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue. Ken retired from George Washington University after 12 years of service and began private practice in what became a 25-year career in construction services. The last ten years, he consulted exclusively for the Archdiocese of Arlington, where the bishops knew him affectionately as Captain Ken.

Ken’s career extended 62 years until his health declined. He was fond of recalling how he had been working since he was eight years of age, when he helped the milkman make morning deliveries for a nickel and a quart of milk a day. After a lifetime of service to his country, family and community, Ken can rest in peace having lived a life to the fullest.

(The preceding obituary appeared at storkefuneralhome.com)

 

Karl A. Wais - 1982 - 2018

Karl Wais passed away at the age of 35 on October 30, 2018, from complications of kidney and heart disease. He was a graduate of James River High School and Radford University. 

Karl had a quirky sense of humor, was a good friend and a great son. He is survived by his mom, Dorothy; dad, Dolf; sister, Erin (David); and niece, Anita. He had some very special friends, Clay, Drew, Maxx, Kelly, Shannon and Dana, all of the great people at the Northside Grille and Shannon from Philadelphia.

Our family would like to thank VCU Medical Center, all the wonderful doctors and nurses who always did their very best for him. Karl donated his body to science, so we are mourning him in our own way in private, he didn’t believe in organized religion or funerals. Karl was such a blessing and we miss him.

(The preceding obituary appeared on the website www.lastingmemories.com

 

Jeffery O. Cerar - 1946-2017

Jeffrey O'Dell Cerar died at home on November 29. He leaves behind Lynne, his wife of almost 30 years; daughter Katya Melissa and her son Evan of South Deerfield MA; daughter Heather (husband Eyal Oren), and their children Asher and Leila of Marblehead MA; brother, Paul Robert Cerar, step-brother D. William Collins (and wife, Lois) and step-sister Terri Marbold; all of Springfield Illinois; and mother-in -law Marion Mitchell.

Jeffrey Cerar was a thorough-going Christian. He was driven by his love for Jesus and reassured by his Father’s love for him. He is remembered for the firm stand that he took on the word of God, which became part of a movement that formed the Anglican Church in North America, the founding of a new congregation, and the building of a new church (Light of Christ Anglican Church).

Ministry is his third calling. First he was drafted into the military during the Vietnam War (served on American soil). Second, he served nineteen years as an attorney in New York and Washington D.C. It was as a partner in the law firm of Squire, Sanders and Dempsey that he received his call to ministry in 1990. Jeffrey was also remembered for his missionary work in Uganda, Kenya and India.

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a. m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Light of Christ Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Light of Christ Anglican Church Building Fund, PO Box 609, Heathsville, VA 22473.

(The preceding is an obituary appearing on the Currie Funeral Home website)

 

Evelyn Joyce Maycock Kilpatrick  1936 - 2017

Evelyn Joyce Kilpatrick passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury in Irvington, VA. She was born in Independence, MO on February 13, 1936, daughter of the late Arnold and Dora Maycock. Evelyn had many roles in her life-loving wife, teacher, real estate agent, travel agent, and antique collector. She and her late husband, Arthur Kilpatrick, operated numerous antique shops during their 45 year marriage. After Arthur retired from the Navy, they had businesses in Manassas and Kilmarnock. They especially enjoyed attending auctions, and refinishing furniture for their shops.

They moved to Heathsville, VA. in 2003 and enjoyed living in their Mallard Bay home overlooking the Great Wicomico River. Evelyn lived there until her move to RW-C in 2014.

Evelyn is survived by her sisters, Dorothy (Gerald) Graves and Shirley (Gary) Nuss; nieces, Kay (Joe) Jeanette, Carey (Andy) Irish, Jill (Patrick) Firkins, Alison Firkins; nephews, Clark Graves and William Shelton and seven great nieces and nephews.

Evelyn requested no formal memorial service and asked that those wishing to make any contributions in her memory do so to Doctors Without Borders, P. O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030.

(The preceding is an obituary appearing on the Currie Funeral Home website)

 

Constance Blake Godwin - 1939 - 2017

Constance “Connie” Blake Godwin died suddenly on Sunday, April 23, at Barnes - Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Mo. Connie was born May 29, 1939, in Weems. She was the eldest of six children of the late Virginia Somers Blake and Norman Blake of Weems.

Connie is survived by her loving husband, Spencer Ray Godwin of 58 years; and four siblings, James Kenneth Blake (Andy) of Weems, Carolyn Faye Franklin (John Ed) of Irvington, Linda Kellum (Joe) of Weems and Trudi Haynie (Andy) of Kilmarnock. She was preceded in death by her sister, Janice Lee of Weems. She also is survived by her three children, Steve Godwin (Lori) of O’Fallon, Ill., Barbara Davis (Eddy) of Hurricane, W.Va., and Brenda Kellum (Jimmy) of White Stone; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.

Connie was a 1957 graduate of Lancaster High School. She retired after 38-plus years of service as a medical secretary and billing and coding manager at the University of Virginia Medical Center. She was an active member of Coan Baptist Church where she routinely served as the church organist. She served as a docent at the Governor’s Mansion in Richmond for many years. She also enjoyed being part of the local Red Hat Society and her bridge club. Connie was a quiet and tenderhearted person who loved her church, her family and her many friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Coan Baptist Church Scholarship Fund.

(The preceding is an obituary appearing on the Currie Funeral Home website)

 

Dolan Leon Ewing - 1941-2016

Dolan L. Ewing, 75 , of Heathsville, Virginia passed away on November 7, 2016.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Shirley Ewing; son, Dane Ewing and daughter, Dobey Ewing.

Mr. Ewing lived in Mallard Bay since 1995.

Services will be private.

(The preceding is based in part on information appearing on the Currie Funeral Home website)

 

Carol D. Korman - 1937-2016

Carol Dietrich Korman, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on August 16, 2016 after losing her battle with cancer. She is survived by our neighbor, her husband, Frank D. (Doug) Korman, three daughters, one stepson and eight grandchildren. There will be a private memorial service at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Tappahannock Hospice, 289 Hospital Drive, Tappahannock, VA 22560.

 

 

(The preceding is based on information appearing on the Currie Funeral Home website)

 

Walter H. Gillions - 1933-2016

Walter Harold Gillions of Heathsville passed away on April 7, 2016, one day before his 83rd birthday.

He was the son of the late Walter R. and Anna Winstead Gillions.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan C. Gillions.  Also surviving are his children, Marc Gillions, Brian Gillions (Leigh), and Natalie G. Clevinger (Roger); his sister, Marguerite Castle; grandchildren, Cord Gillions, Carson Gillions, Madelyn Clevinger, Cole Gillions and Zach Clevinger; and many cousins.

Walter served 10 years in the United States Air Force. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s from West Virginia University and continued graduate study at William and Mary.

He began his career in education teaching in Fauquier County. He joined York County (Poquoson) Public Schools in 1966 where he served as a guidance counselor, principal and director of plant development.

After moving to the Northern Neck in 1994, he became a member of Kilmarnock United Methodist Church and attended there as well as Heathsville United Methodist Church.

Walter sang with the Northern Neck Bay Tones, the Chesapeake Chorale, and the Reedville Chorus. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic.

He will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Kilmarnock United Methodist Church Choir Fund, Heathsville Methodist Church Stained Glass Fund, or the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic.

A private memorial service will be held for the family.

(The preceding obituary appeared in the April 14 2016 issue of the Rappahannock Record)

 

Irene R. Turpin - 1928-2015

Irene Ratcliffe Turpin, 86, of Heathsville, formerly of Radford, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 5, 2015.

She is survived by her daughters, Drema Turpin and Woodrow Minnick of Radford and Debra Diann Turpin of Heathsville; her son, Alvin Michael Turpin of Radford; her nephews, Dickie “Doc” Lyons and wife Patty of Heathsville, and Terry Ratcliffe and wife Sabrina of Christiansburg; five grandchildren, Steve Minnick, Kim Minnick and Scott Minnick of Radford, Jessica Phillips of Dublin and James and Amanda Turpin of Stella, N.C.; five great-grandchildren, Macaylah Phillips, Clayton Phillips and Natalie Phillips of Dublin, Jillynn Turpin and Caleb Turpin of Stella, N.C.; her faithful companion, Toby; and special friends, George and Naomi Guthrie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Minnion Turpin; her parents, James Cameron and Ella Mae Ratcliffe; and her sisters, Dorothy Lyons Viars and Geneva Ratcliffe Robbins.

A very special thanks to Hospice of Virginia, especially Lori Rice and Brenda Hence, and to Dr. James Bryant, Dr. June Daffeh and the nursing staff at Rappahannock General Hospital.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Virginia, P.O. Box 2098, Tappahannock, VA 22560.

(The preceding obituary appeared on the Currie Funeral Home website.)

 

Douglas T. Hatch, Sr. - 1943-2014

Douglas Tilden Hatch, Sr., 71, of Heathsville, Virginia died on Saturday, May 10, 2014 .

He was the son of the late John and Margaret Hatch.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Leslie Emes Hatch; his daughters, Hilary M. Osborne and husband, Scott of Medford, New Jersey, Vita Vygovska and husband, Vitali Beregovoi of Richboro, Pennsylvania; his son, Douglas Tilden Hatch, Jr. of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Quinlan Henry Hatch, Miles James Hatch, Anton Beregovoi and Anna E. Beregovoi and his sister, Barbara Barbuto and husband, David of Laconia, New Hampshire.

Mr. Hatch was born in Orange, New Jersey on April 30, 1943. He grew up in Chatham, New Jersey and attended Wake Forest University. He retired in 1999 as Vice President of Boat Insurance for CIGNA after a long career in the insurance industry.

He was active in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed carving ducks and birds. He also was an avid golfer and stamp collector and his favorite pastimes were fishing, crabbing and barbecuing.

(The preceding obituary appeared on the Currie Funeral Home website.)

 

Brenda Johnson - 1937-2014

Before she passed away, Thursday, May 8, 2014, our neighbor, Brenda Johnson reportedly expressed a desire not to be remembered by a memorial service or obituary.  As a result, we have little to go on other than the memory of her on which to base a memorial.  For the short time we knew her, Brenda was an avid gardener and served until shortly before her death as chairwoman of the Mallard Bay Landscaping Committee.  Brenda was a loving grandmother and a quiet, but enthusiastic member of the community.

She was a very fun person to spend time with and had a wonderful sense of humor.  She immigrated here from the UK and following her retirement never considered returning there.  She loved her home here in Mallard Bay and often expressed her gratitude for the good neighbors and friends she had made here, and for the help and support they provided to her during her battle with cancer.  She was a long-time volunteer at the Kilmarnock Hospital. 

(The preceding memorial was the result of comments from various neighbors and friends of Brenda's from the Mallard Bay community.)

 

H. Carl Lindh - 1921-2013

H. Carl Lindh, of Heathsville, Virginia, was born in Finland on May 16, 1921, and passed away on May 9, 2013 at Regional Memorial Hospital in Mechanicsville, at almost 92 years old.

He came to America when he was 19 years old. In 1942, he trained in Colorado with the 10th Mountain Ski Division for mountain warfare. They fought in Italy to break through the German defense, and helped to end World War II. He was a life-time member of the 10th Mt. Association, and a great downhill skier. He was a skilled carpenter, who worked for companies doing the interior of churches, and was blessed with good health almost to the end of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Inge H. Lindh; one son, Eric C. Lindh and his wife Lynne, of Goshen, New York; and two grandsons, Chris and Alexander Lindh.

(The preceding obituary appeared on the Jones-Ash Funeral Home website.)

 

Julaine E. Cleland - 1940-2012

Julaine Elizabeth Cleland, 71, of Heathsville died May 25, 2012 in Richmond at the Lexington Court Rehabilitation Center. She was gamely attempting to recover from complications related to spinal surgery conducted in January 2012.

She was born in Hollywood, California on July 22, 1940, daughter of the late Paul H. Boatman and Muriel M. Boatman. Julaine was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Carroll of Fredericksburg and her parents who then lived in Coral Gables, Florida.

Surviving is her husband of 53 years, Robert D. Cleland, formerly of College Station, Texas.

Julaine was raised in Fort Worth, Texas, where her father was the Director of SW Region of the FAA. She graduated from Amon Carter High School in 1957 and attended North Texas State College studying Graphic Art. In June 1959, she married Robert Cleland, a graduate of Texas A & M with a degree in Chemical Engineering and English.

She accompanied her new husband to Charleston, W. Va., where he was employed by Union Carbide in Research and Development. Julaine also gained employment at Union Carbide as a draftsman in their Engineering Department. Later she worked for the West Virginia Department of Highway’s in charge of public communications, including publishing the state’s annual road map. Early activities she enjoyed with her husband included sports car club activities, skeet shooting, hunting and later sailing.

Her artistic talent led her into calligraphy and quilting. Julaine produced many beautiful 14th century style illuminations and presentation pieces in her home calligraphy business. She taught calligraphy arts in West Virginia and later in Nicosia, Cyprus. Julaine enjoyed the patronage of Jay and Sharon Rockefeller, then governor of West Virginia, in creating pieces for their presentations to others. In her quilting, she especially enjoyed the designing and making of patches for children’s quilts. She belonged to the Cutting Edge Quilt Guild and the RFM Quilters here in Virginia. Julaine also did volunteer service at the Northumberland Library.

In 1986, she joined her husband in early retirement, giving time for a long planned voyage on their 36 foot sailboat “Tropic Bird”, to Europe and the Caribbean. This cruise gradually extended to 14 years and covered more than 50,000 miles of sea and ocean, with extended visits to more than 60 countries. In 2000, they returned to the U.S. A. and moved ashore to a new home which they designed and helped build in Mallard Bay, south of Heathsville on the Great Wicomico River.

Julaine had a wonderful sense of humor and a natural affinity for people. She made enduring friendships across the world and was always a great ambassador for her country and her U. S. Flagged vessel. She has been described by her friends as having a razor-sharp wit and great social presence. Her husband describes her as a wonderful wife, companion and a person of great character with a strong sense of values. She will be deeply missed by all.

(The preceding obituary appeared on the Currie Funeral Home website)

 

Anita L. Perkins - 1923-2012

Anita Louise Schnorr Turney Perkins, 89, of Wicomico Church, Virginia went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 2, 2012, completing her earthly journey that began January 9, 1923. Anita was most recently attending Coan Baptist Church of Heathsville, Virginia, and formerly a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lockport, New York.

Anita was predeceased by her husbands, Millard Turney, and Joseph Perkins, by a daughter Patricia Crandall and a brother William Schnorr.

She is survived by her daughters, Nanette (David) Schlager and Dorothy (Adolf) Wais. She also is Nana to eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, August (Jean) Schnorr and sister-in-law Delores Schnorr. The funeral was held in New York.

Faulkner Family Funeral Home handled the arrangements locally.

(Mrs. Perkins lived for her last several years at the Mallard Bay home of Dottie and Dolf Wais.  An obituary posted on the Faulkner Family Funeral Home website served as the basis for this memorial.)

 

Arthur L. Kilpatrick - 1938-2010

Our neighbor, friend and MBPOA board member Art Kilpatrick passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2010.

Arthur Lawrence Kilpatrick, CDR., USN (Ret.) of Heathsville, Va. died on June 26, 2010. Commander Kilpatrick, a Naval Aviator retired from the U.S. Navy in 1988 with 27 years service. He was a great lover of the skies and sea. He will be missed forever by everyone as a wonderful and fun loving man.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Evelyn Joyce Kilpatrick; a sister, Lois Shelton of Ansonia, Conn. six nieces and nephews; eight great nieces and great nephews.

(The preceding obituary was published on the Curie Funeral Home website.)

 

Dorothy M. Koontz - 1915-2009

Dorothy M. Koontz, 93, of Heathsville, Va., passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury.  She was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Kilmarnock, Va., which she joined in January, 2004 shortly after moving to the Mallard Bay Community to be near her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Barry Kean.  She was preceded in death by her husband Norman C. Koontz, Jr.  She is survived by four daughters; Rosemary A. Fornadel and husband J. Steven of Lancaster, Pa., Virginia C. Ulsh and husband Richard of Anglewood, Fl., Kathryn Koontz Kean and husband Barry of Heathsville, Va., Marcia L. Hydrusko and husband Tom of Harnash, Co.; one son; Norman C. Koontz III of Salisbury, Md.; a brother, Ronald Igou and wife Faye of Friedens, Pa.; eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.

(An obituary posted on the Faulkner Family Funeral Home website served as the basis for this memorial.)

 

John W. Locke - 1940-2008

John W. Locke, Jr., 68, a three year resident of Mallard Bay, and formerly of Annapolis, Maryland, passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2008 of pancreatic cancer at his home.  John was born May 7, 1940 in Washington DC to the late Ruth Thorne Locke and John W. Locke, Sr. He received his B.S. from American University and was a CPA in DC, Maryland and Virginia.  For 30 years he had his own accounting practice, 27 years in Annapolis and 3 years in Mallard Bay.  He was a master mason and a member of East Gate Lodge No. 34 and Heathsville Lodge No. 109.  He enjoyed sailing, flying, earning his private pilot’s license in 1992, and shooting trap and skeet.  Survivors include his wife, Jane, of 44 years, one daughter; Karen Phillips and husband Tim of Georgetown, Delaware, one son; John W. Locke, III and wife Molly of Hamilton, Virginia, and two grandsons.

The funeral for John was held at the Heathsville United Methodist Church, and was immediately followed by interment at the Methodist Church of Wicomico Church, Virginia on Monday, November 10, 2008.

(An obituary posted on the Jones-Ash Funeral Home website served as the basis for this memorial.)