Walter Ostrander, 79, Graphic Artist, Air Force Veteran

May 11, 2015

Walter Ostrander, 79, husband of Ann Kovacevich Ostrander and a Cape Charles resident, passed away Thursday, May 7, at his residence. A graveside service with Military Honors will be conducted noon Wednesday, May 13, at Quantico National Cemetery with Reverend David Moser officiating.

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Ostrander was born June 9, 1935. He was a United States Air Force Veteran, retired self-employed graphic artist, and member of American Legion Post #56. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Michael Ostrander and his wife, Lynda, of Richmond, Katherine Ostrander of Stafford, David Ostrander of Cape Charles; a brother, Richard Ostrander of Rhode Island, and a grandson, Michael J. Ostrander of Richmond. [Read more…]

Wednesday Service for Oyster Waterman Billy Brady, 56

April 13, 2015

Billy James Brady, Sr., 56, husband of the late Ona West Brady and a resident of Cape Charles, passed away Wednesday, April 8, at his residence. A celebration of life service will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Travis Chapel United Methodist Church in Oyster with Rev. Janet C. Allen officiating.

A native of Oyster, Mr. Brady was born February 18, 1959. He was the son of Samuel Brady, Jr., of Townsend, and India Winslow Birch of Cape Charles, and the step-son of Louise Brady of Townsend and Charles Harrison Crumb, Jr., of Oyster. He was a waterman.

In addition to his parents and step-parents, he is survived by four children, Chris Brittingham and his wife, Regina, of Hacksneck, Alicia Waren and her husband, Shane, of Mesa, AZ, Tara Birch of Cape Charles, and Billy James Brady, Jr., of Beverly, MA; sisters Connie Brady of Cape Charles and Vickie Brady of Norfolk; brother Mark Brady and his wife, Autumn, of Townsend; aunt Bettie Riggin of Cape Charles; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at Flowers will be accepted.

Arrangements are by Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home, Cape Charles.

TRIBUTE: Jack White and Locker Number 1


Jack White, 1926-2015

American Legion Post 56 Commander

April 6, 2015

Members of American Legion Post 56 attended a funeral March 28 for our friend and fellow Legionnaire Jack White. Jack’s passing had many of his friends and family remembering all the good works he performed and the various committees he served on. They also recalled his great passion for the people of Northampton County and the shore in general — but for me it was a little more personal.

Over a decade ago I was a fresh arrival to the Town of Cape Charles from another garden spot of the world that I had recently served in. It took about two months to get back into the swing of things again and somewhere during that time I had the honor and privilege to meet Mr. Jack White at Rayfield’s. As I recall he was living close to the beach in those days and I was invited into his home to chat about my recent overseas adventures.

It was during one of these conversations that I learned that Jack served in the military during WW II with the Army Air Corps, the forerunner to today’s Air Force, but what he really liked to talk about was his brother who was a former POW in Germany. Jack’s eyes beamed when he spoke about his brother and he made it an emphatic point that his brother was in a “stalag” prison camp just like one depicted in the movie Stalag 17. Jack was proud of his military service and loved everything that America represented so it was just a matter of time before I’d see him at the newly revived Legion Post. [Read more…]


Jack White: County Supervisor, Bridge-Tunnel Commissioner, Shore Memorial Board Member

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John “Jack” Williams White, Sr., 88, passed away Wednesday, March 25, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox. A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery in Eastville with Rev. Daniel Crockett and Rev. Jonathan Carpenter officiating.

Mr. White was a Cape Charles native and served in numerous positions of distinction, including as a Northampton County Supervisor, a Board Member of Shore Memorial Hospital, and a Commissioner of Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. He was a retired salesman for Dunn and Bradstreet and a member of Christ Episcopal Church.

Mr. White was the husband of the late Lucy Addison Restein White and the son of the late Richard Read White and the late Jessie Williams White. He is survived by a son, John William White, Jr., and his wife, Carin, of Virginia Beach; a granddaughter, Brooke White of Virginia Beach, and a niece, Linda White Volner and her husband, Rick, of Onancock. [Read more…]


11/15 Service for Dorris Fauber, Father of Dave Fauber

November 12, 2014

Dorris Wilson Fauber, 94, died October 31 at his home on Jacobia Lane. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, November 15, at Holmes Presbyterian Church, Cheriton. The family will receive friends at 2496 Jacobia Lane following the service.

Mr. Fauber was born September 7, 1920, in Amherst County, the son of the late Massie Hewitt Fauber and Mary Frances Carpenter Fauber. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Amanda Ann Powell Fauber, and three sisters, Audrey “Peg” Campbell, Mary “Zid” Brandon, and Frances “Beese” Beverley. He is survived by three brothers, Bernard Massey Fauber of Pauma Valley, California, Melvin Cecil Fauber and Fred Lloyd Fauber, both of Lynchburg ; four children, Pamela F. Kupiec and husband John of Mathews; Doris F. Strickler and husband Michael of Lexington; David W. Fauber and wife Donna of Oyster; Michael P. Fauber and wife Connie of Dallas, TX; eight grandchildren: Scott Kupiec, Matthew Strickler, Amanda Green, Battaile Fauber, Joseph Fauber, Abigail Fauber, Caleb Fauber, and Ruth Dean; and four great grandchildren. [Read more…]

Harold Goffigon, 95, Cape Charles Native

goffigonNovember 12, 2014

Harold Thomas Goffigon, 95, husband of Jewell Hallett Goffigon and a resident of Roanoke Rapids, NC, formerly of Cheriton, passed away Wednesday, November 12, at Bayberry Retirement Inn in Roanoke Rapids. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 15, at Cape Charles Cemetery with Rev. Elizabeth Lutz officiating.

Mr. Goffigon was born November 9, 1919, in Cape Charles, the eldest son of William John Goffigon and Madge Wilkins Goffigon. An WW II Army veteran, he served in France and Germany. For 17 years he worked as a mechanic for VEPCO in Hampton. At age 38, he came home to the Eastern Shore to begin his farming career. He raised primarily potatoes, but soybeans, grain, tomatoes, and strawberries as well. He was a lifelong member of Cheriton Baptist Church. He is survived by his daughter Ruby Kay Goffigon Ricks and son-in-law James Wesley Ricks of Roanoke Rapids, NC, and his sister, Esther Goffigon Maxey of Hopewell, grandsons Ryan Thomas Ricks of Wilmington, NC, and William Blake Ricks of Roanoke Rapids. In addition to his wife of 56 years, he was predeceased by two sisters, Ann Goffigon Brewbaker and Margueritte Goffigon Jennings, and two brothers, Eugene Kay Goffigon, and Franklin Nathaniel Goffigon. [Read more…]

“Butch” Sayers, 64, Retired Mechanic

November 5, 2014

Irving Edward “Butch” Sayers, Jr., 64, husband of the late Denise Thornes Sayers and a resident of Cape Charles, passed away Tuesday, November 4, at his residence.

A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8, at Cape Charles Cemetery with Rev. Jonathan Carpenter officiating.

Family will join friends at Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home Friday evening from 6 to 7:30.

Mr. Sayers was born March 18, 1950, in Eastville, the son of the late Irving E. Sayers, Sr. He was a retired A.S.E. Certified Auto Mechanic and member of the Corvette Club of the Eastern Shore. [Read more…]

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Larry McAllen, 66, Retired Bayshore Concrete Employee

October 31, 2014

Larry Wayne McAllen, 66, husband of Margaret Ann McAllen and a Cape Charles resident, passed away Thursday, October 30, at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk.

A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, at Capeville Masonic Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Conrow officiating. Flowers will be accepted.

Mr. McAllen was born October 30, 1948, in Cape Charles, the son of the late William Wesley McAllen and the late Myrtle Frances Swift McAllen. He retired from Bayshore Concrete after 43 years of service.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Heather M. Pisarcik and her husband, Mark, of Norfolk, Jessica M. Smith and her husband, Keith, of Cheriton; a granddaughter, Madison Jane Pisarcik of Norfolk; and two nieces, Natalie McAllen and Carolyn Phillips. He was predeceased by a son, Larry Wayne McAllen, Jr.; a brother, William McAllen; and a special aunt, Ella Mae Godwin. [Read more…]