Saturday Service for Waterman “Al” Heath, 51

200May 29, 2014

Curtis Albert “Al” Heath Jr., 51, a resident of Townsend, died unexpectedly Monday, May 26, at his residence. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Lower Northampton Baptist Church with Reverend Jeff Conrow officiating.

Born November 26, 1962, in Salem, MA, Mr. Heath was the son of the late Curtis Albert Heath Sr. and Vera Theus Heath Miller of Cheriton. A life-long waterman, he was a loving father who extended his generosity and heart to everyone he encountered. His jovial, laid-back nature promised that he never met a stranger.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Heath is survived by four children, Curtis Earl Heath and his wife, Carla, of Townsend, Lauren Kate Heath of Cheriton, Jon Drea Heath and Isabella Soleil Heath, both of the Eastern Shore; two brothers, Brian Clark Heath and his wife, Kim, of Fawn Grove, PA, Mark Russell Heath of Anthem, AZ; one sister, Kimberly Heath Horn and her husband, Randy, of Anthem. [Read more…]

Harold Richardson, 68, Oyster Native, Waterman

richardson200May 27, 2014

Harold Clayton Richardson, 68, husband of the late Arlene A. Richardson and a resident of Eastville, passed away Sunday, May 25, at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News.

A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Capeville Masonic Cemetery with Reverend Jack D. Pruitt officiating. Family will join friends at Wilkins-Doughty Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

A native of Oyster, Mr. Richardson was the son of the late David Richardson and the late Irene Wilgus Richardson. He was a retired waterman and loved fishing and working on boats.

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Friday Service for Glenn Roper at American Legion Post

roperMay 19, 2014

Glenn Lee Roper, 83, husband of Essie West Roper and a resident of Cheriton, passed away Saturday, May 17, at his residence. A celebration of life service will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, at American Legion Post #56 in Cheriton. Rev. Elizabeth Lutz will officiate with Post Honors.

Mr. Roper was a native of Staunton, the son of the late George W. Roper and the late Margaret Fitzgerald Roper. He was a United States Air Force Veteran, retired mechanic for United Airlines, taught airline mechanics, and member of American Legion Post #56.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Margaret R. Martin and her husband, Roger, of Townsend, Patricia R. Becker of Bloxom, Eva R. Jee and her husband, Edmond, of Vacaville, CA; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. [Read more…]

John Bunevich, Retired Star-Ledger Editor

May 15, 2014

Cape Charles resident John James Bunevich, III, 67, passed away Friday, May 9, at his residence. The cause of death was a ruptured aortic aneurysm. A private family inurnment will be held at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Montclair, NJ.

Mr. Bunevich was born January 2, 1947, in Clifton, NJ, the son of the late John Bunevich, Jr., and the late Ann Kapolka Bunevich. After serving as managing editor of the Nutley Sun in Nutley, NJ, he spent the remainder of his professional life as an editor for the Star Ledger of Newark, NJ, before retiring to Virginia in 2001. [Read more…]

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Tuesday Service for Delma Virginia Lewis, 90

April 21, 2014

Delma Virginia Lewis, 90, wife of the late Cecil T. Lewis, Sr., and a resident of Cape Charles, passed away Sunday, April 20, at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Nassawadox.

A graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Redbank Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Randy E. Lewis officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Eastern Shore, 165 Market Street, Suite #3, Onancock, VA 23417.

A native of Machipongo, Mrs. Lewis was born June 8, 1923, the daughter of the late Allen E. Outten, Sr., and the late Alice Catherine Richardson Outten. She was a homemaker and member of Cape Charles Baptist Church. [Read more…]

Emma Kelly, 104, Gene Kelly’s Mother

April 14, 2014

Emma Loretto Kelly, 104, passed away Monday, April 14, at Heritage Hall Healthcare in Nassawadox. A funeral mass will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Kelly was born July 15, 1909. A native of Marlboro, NY, she was the daughter of the late Peter Krones and the late Honora McManus Krones. She was a retired secretary and member of St. Charles Catholic Church.

She is survived by a son, Eugene J. Kelly and his wife, Colleen, of Cape Charles, and three grandchildren, Colin Kelly, Liam Kelly, and Finn Kelly.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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

Tuesday Wake for Philip Briggs at St. Charles Church

April 7, 2014

Philip John Briggs, 55, of Eastville, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Nassawadox. A Christian wake service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at St. Charles Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, with the Rev. Michael Breslin officiating. Interment will follow in Cape Charles Cemetery.

Mr. Briggs was born in Nassawadox on January 20, 1959, the son of the late Raymond John and Irene Hoeffner Briggs, and was a self-employed general contractor. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and attended Virginia Tech. He is survived by a sister, Mary Beth Briggs of Eastville, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church, 545 Randolph Ave., Cape Charles, VA 23310.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements are by Fox and James Funeral Home, Eastville.

Thursday Graveside Service for Morris Dyckman, 95, WWII Veteran, Town Policeman & Fireman, Bridge-Tunnel and Railroad Worker

February 20, 2014

Maurice “Morris” Charles Dyckman, 95, husband of Elinor Marie Gladden Dyckman and a resident of Cape Charles, died Monday, February 17, in Nassawadox. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, February 20, at Cape Charles Cemetery with the Rev. Russell Goodrich officiating.

Born in Hampton and reared in Cape Charles, Mr. Dyckman was the son of the late States Samuel and Roberta Foxwell Dyckman. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 18 years, the Cape Charles Police Department for 12 years, and later as a carpenter at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. He was a member of the Cape Charles Fire Company and Rescue Squad with 30 years of service. He was a member of Cape Charles Baptist Church and never missed a Sunday for 19 years.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Dyckman is survived by two sons, Morris Charles Dyckman, Jr,. and wife Annell of Winnabow, N.C., and Reggie Dyckman of Axton; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cape Charles Baptist Church, 509 Randolph Ave., Cape Charles VA 23310. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.foxand Arrangements are by Fox and James Funeral Home, Eastville.