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Charlie Williams Jr

Mar 10, 1941 - Dec 03, 2023

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Virginia Beach, VA

Charlie Williams Jr. , age 82, of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2023. A graveside service for Charlie will be held Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd, Suffolk, Virginia 23434.

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John E. Hockey Jr

Jan 23, 1957 - Feb 27, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

John E. Hockey Jr, born January 23, 1957, passed away on February 27, 2024. John was born to the late John E. Hockey Sr and Edna Hockey in Ogdensburg, New York. He graduated from Morristown Central School in 1976. He joined the Navy not knowing how to swim in 1980. He served 20 years in the United States Navy as a cook. He loved being in the kitchen and when not in the kitchen in his recliner watching the Dallas Cowboys, Nascar, and John Force and NHRA racing. He is survived by his wife, Debra, son Mark, daughter Heather, and granddaughter Pammy. He was a loving brother to Shelia, Sandy, Sally, Bill, Harlow and Kevin. He also leaves behind many sister in laws, brother in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The family will receive guests on Wednesday March 6, 2024 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Rosewood-Kellam Funeral Home on Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach. A Celebration of Life will be held on March 7, 2024 at 11:00am at Haygood United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach. A live-stream of the service will be available. A reception will follow in the church social hall. Internment will follow at a later date at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society https://support.nmcrs.org/a/homepage which provides several programs and services to assist active duty and retired Sailors, Marines, and their families in financial need.

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The Rev. John Charles Soderberg

Sep 28, 1940 - Feb 26, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

The Rev. John Charles Soderberg, recently of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on Monday, February 26 at the age of 83. John was a retired pastor, a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. By many accounts, he also was a loyal and compassionate friend. John had a sly and sophisticated wit, but he could never resist an opening for a groan-inducing dad joke. For example, John would obviously enjoy a holiday feast and laughter with his family and then – when finished – announce, “Well, that’s over!” He often suggested we could use that as his epitaph.John was born on September 28, 1940, in Two Harbors, MN. While he had a mischievous side (we’ll not mention those shenanigans here) he felt called to the ministry from an early age. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rocky Mountain College (a church-affiliated school in Billings, MT) where he met the love of his life, Donna Mae Schell. He proposed to her on May Day with a dime store ring – just in case – and they chose something better when she said yes. They were married for 62 years.Shortly after their wedding, John and Donna moved to New Jersey where he earned a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological School in Madison. While wrapping up his degree, John went to Rikers Island – as a chaplain. He often reflected on the tremendous impact this experience had on his passion for helping people living on the margins of society and people who were struggling in myriad ways. Upon graduation, he returned to Montana as a minister in the Yellowstone Conference of the United Methodist Church. He spent nearly 30 years serving increasingly larger parishes that included Roundup, Grass Range and Winnett; Fort Benton and Carter; Bozeman; and Billings.John held unabashedly liberal views of scripture which impelled him to act on issues of social justice and environmental stewardship. Despite his strong personal views, colleagues found him to also be so considerate of all viewpoints that his superiors in the Yellowstone Conference would dispatch him to other churches to help fellow ministers heal rifts among their flocks. John was active in community affairs as well. One of his proudest achievements was helping lead a battle to move Deaconess Hospital from downtown Bozeman to a location where it could easily expand. He also raised funds to consolidate YMCA facilities in Montana’s Gallatin Valley into a new building between Bozeman and Belgrade. Additionally, he was a stalwart leader and supporter of Luccock Park Church Camp, a rustic camp in the Paradise Valley, just up the road from Yellowstone National Park.During his final years as a Montana minister, John attended a chaplaincy training program at St. Paul School for Theology in Leawood, KS. Upon completing the degree in 1988, John left the ministry in 1989 and became a hospital chaplain at Abbot-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. He later became an employee assistance counselor and a financial counselor for Ceridian while also returning to ministry at River Hills United Methodist Church in Burnsville, MN.Everywhere John went, he maintained a workshop that was the envy of friends and neighbors. He was a builder and tinkerer with a natural sense of how things worked. As a young man, he once bought the hulk of a car for next to nothing and rebuilt the engine himself, only to be forced to sell the vehicle because he could not afford to keep gas in it. As an adult, he built additions to houses, finished basements and climbed to rooftops to replace shingles. He also built fine furniture and refinished antiques which still grace the homes of his children.Throughout his life, John embraced the outdoor life. This was especially true when raising his family in Big Sky Country. He was an avid hiker, camper, and pheasant hunter – with help from the family’s high-strung Irish Setter, Berry. John also was a fine trout fisherman. He took time to teach his kids how to “hold their mouths right” so fish would bite, and then helped those kids reel in their catches. His fondest childhood memory was a Christmas Eve stroll with his parents under a dazzling canopy of stars and he would revisit the feelings this memory evoked when stargazing in the Luccock Park meadow. Although John traveled extensively, his favorite place on earth was a hike up to the falls at Crazy Creek near Cooke City, MT. John’s rambling through the backcountry became increasingly difficult in the late 1980s and he was later diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.Although John fought it, MS gradually stole his mobility and ultimately required him to become an adroit wheelchair driver. Even then, he took advantage of every opportunity for physical therapy and exercise in attempt to maintain mobility and strength. As his body faltered, his mind still worked overtime. He was intensely curious and delighted in finding new ways to grow and evolve and think creatively about theology and life. He politely rebuffed any expressions of sympathy about his MS. “By all measurements, my life has been both long and rich,” he wrote.John was predeceased by his son Marc Soderberg; his brother Jim Soderberg; and his parents Vernon and Dorothy Soderberg. He is survived by his wife, Donna Soderberg; daughters Kema Geroux (husband Bill Geroux) and Janet Soderberg (partner Jeremy Bjerke); his daughter-in-law Frieda Soderberg; his grandchildren Sarah Geroux, Nicholas Geroux, Cody Geroux, Collin Soderberg, and Ethan Soderberg; and his great-granddaughter Emmalynn Soderberg.John wrote before his death that his family and friends “have provided the sacred in my life. More important than all the ‘things’ I leave behind, they are the ‘thous’ who have given my life meaning. For their infusion and invasion of my life, I give thanks. They have been and are my ‘eternity.’ I am not leaving for ‘a better place,’ or to be with loved ones on some ‘heavenly shore.’ I expect to stay in this good, earthly place and hope to live in the life-giving spaces of your hearts and minds.”He surely will.Plans for a Celebration of John’s Life will be announced soon.

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Arthur Frank Roubik

Nov 04, 1963 - Feb 03, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

Arthur Frank Roubik, a devoted son, father, and brother, passed away on February 3, 2024, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He was born on November 4, 1963, in Georgia. Arthur dedicated his career to serving as a Defense Contractor for the United States Government. His commitment and expertise in this field left a lasting impact on those he worked with. He is survived by his loving daughter Zoe and his brother Michael. Arthur will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Services celebrating Arthur’s life will be private. At the age of 60, Arthur Frank Roubik leaves behind a legacy of hard work and dedication that will be remembered by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

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Betty Jean Needham

Oct 15, 1937 - Feb 27, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

Betty Jean Needham 86, passed peacefully on February 27th, 2024 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Betty was born October 15, 1937 in Holland, Virginia and grew up there. She was the daughter of the late Augusta B. Nichols and Julia Lulu (Lynch) Nichols. Betty moved from Holland Virginia after high school to work for the Pentagon where she met her husband Vernon L. Needham and they married October 15, 1962. Betty was a loving mother and wife. She spent 35 years working for NIH in Bethesda, MD. and she enjoyed her many years as a member of GWRRA. Betty loved to travel and traveled to every state in the US. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, husband Vernon Needham, grandson Michael Mumejian, and brother William Nichols. Left to cherish her memory are her three children and their spouses Brian and Kaleina Needham, Sheri and George Mumejian, and Scott and Shannon Needham; Grandchildren Nicolas Mumejian (wife Virginia), Christopher Mumejian (wife Angelica), Patrick Needham, Kara Mumejian, and Savannah Needham; Great grandchildren Ryker Mumejian, George Mumejian, Declan Mumejian and Zayn Mumejian. A graveside service to celebrate Betty’s life will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Holland Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by Condolences may be left for the family below.

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Chevyramat Shivaee

Apr 03, 1938 - Feb 29, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

Chevyramat “Chevy” Shivaee, 85, of Virginia Beach, VA died February 29, 2024. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA is in charge of arrangements. (AltmeyerFH.com)

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Linda Evans Franklin

Sep 19, 1938 - Feb 26, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

Linda Evans Franklin, 86, of Virginia Beach Virginia, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2024.Linda was born on September 19, 1938, to Dr. John A. and Mrs. Dorthy R. Evans in New York City. After graduating high school from Dominican Academy, she went on to study History at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.She was a former Norfolk Public School teacher and served on the board of six volunteer organizations, including the Junior League of Norfolk – Virginia Beach, Kings Daughters Children’s Hospital, DePaul Hospital Auxiliary, and the Girls Camp Fund Committee.Linda was the widow of CDR Richard B. Franklin (USN Retired) and is survived by three daughters, whom she had with a deceased husband, James B. Power, a Norfolk, VA attorney. The daughters include Jane Evans Power, Carol Power Warren, husband Harold, Susan Power Gervickas, and husband Jeffrey. She also had four grandsons, Weston, Pierce, Cole, and Liam, and a great-granddaughter Aleigha. Three siblings also survive Linda, Jane E. Carreyrou, Dr. Susan E. Sterling, and John T. Evans.A private memorial service will take place in Shelter Island, NY, a longtime family vacation destination she loved all her life.The family would like to thank the staff at Kempsville Health and Rehabilitation and Hospice Care for their genuine kindness and outstanding support. 

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Thomas G. Trebi

Aug 10, 1957 - Feb 23, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

Thomas G. Trebi passed away at home on February 23, 2024. He was surrounded by his loving and supportive family after bravely fighting cancer for 29 years.Tom was born in Stuttgart, Germany on August 10, 1957. He was the son of Gunther and Esther (Mueller) Trebi. Thomas completed an apprenticeship with BMW in Germany, which began his love for all types of cars, vehicles, motorcycles, & about anything with an engine! He moved to America in 1976, found work as an auto mechanic in St. Louis, and was very proud to complete his GED there. Tom moved to Virginia Beach in 1981 where he accepted a position at Stihl Inc. as a “Documentation Specialist” utilizing his German language skills. It was at Stihl Inc. that he met “the love of his life”, Cheryl K. Symonds. Tom also obtained his American Citizenship prior to marrying Cheryl, which made him very proud! Cheryl & Tom were married on May 25, 1983. For the next 34 years at Stihl Inc. Tom “wore many hats”; including Field Testing Technician, QC Foreman, Technical Service Key Manager, & the Legal Dept. reporting to the Company Lawyer as a Key Manager. After Tom & Cheryl retired from Stihl Inc., they celebrated their retirements with a beautiful “cross country trip across America”- with Tom showing Cheryl many interesting places he had travelled on business during his technical & legal days working for Stihl. The couple also enjoyed visiting Tom’s family in Germany & London, England, & also Cheryl’s family & friends in Upstate New York.Tom was known as a mechanic, but could fix just about anything. He loved riding motorcycles with his friends all over Virginia. He has also been described as ‘having a keen wit & a big laugh!”Tom is predeceased by his father, Gunther & his favorite grandmother, Elizabeth. Surviving in addition to his wife, Cheryl and his son, Daniel; his Mother, Esther of Waiblingen, Germany; his stepson Eric Symonds of Davidson, NC; a brother-in-law, Gary Kulesza of Watertown, NY, & other relatives from Germany, England, New York, & Indiana.The family has elected to “observe his wishes to have a family/close friends only event” at a yet to be determined time. Those who wish to remember him in a special way may make gifts in his memory to his wife Cheryl Trebi @ 1339 Little Neck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Condolences to the family may be offered at www.hollomon-brown.com

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Beatrice Haskins Vaughan

Sep 09, 1935 - Feb 21, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

. Beatrice Haskins Vaughan of Virginia Beach, Virginia, departed this life on February 21, 2024, after a brief illness, and while in the presence of her loving daughters. Beatrice “Bea” was one of nine children born to the late John Early Lawrence and Alice Bell Lawrence in Back Bay Station (Princess Anne County), Virginia Beach, Virginia. She grew up in Creeds and attended Virginia Beach public schools. As an adult, she moved to Norfolk, Virginia and married Raymond B. Haskins, Sr. They had six children together namely: Wanda, Raymond, Jr., Magiel, Freddy, Dru and Pamela. They resided in the Brambleton section of Norfolk, Virginia, alongside their grandparents, Lawrence & Isabell Haskins. Bea was a loving and caring mother, sister, aunt, daughter-in-law, cousin and friend. She worked countless hours to make certain that all of her children's needs were met. Not only was she responsible for her six children (plus Regail), but she was also instrumental in helping to raise some of her other nieces and nephews. She took pride in providing nursing care to her private duty patients and their families for many years. All of Bea's children's friends adored her too. They enjoyed her company and of course, her good cooking. She always had enough for whoever dropped by—which was almost daily. Bea was known for her sense of humor and her infectious laugh. One of her favorite sayings was “don't mess with my kids”. She would say this often although her “kids” were more than grown. Bea was a former member of Little Piney Grove Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She was a current member of Better Life Ministries/Cogic in Chesapeake, Virginia. She will be sorely missed. Left to cherish Bea's memories are her daughters, Wanda Haskins of Virginia Beach , VA, Dru Haskins of Chesapeake, VA, and Pamela Haskins of Norfolk, VA; two sons, Raymond B. Haskins, Jr. (Carolyn) of Virginia Beach, VA, and Magiel Haskins (Vickie) of Fayetteville, NC; sisters, Florence Hines of Portsmouth, VA and Hyacinth Lawrence of Dallas, TX; one brother, William “Preston” Lawrence (Janice) of Connecticut; sisters-in-law, Della Lawrence of Virginia Beach, VA, Rebecca “Jeanette” Lockley and Alma Boone, both of New York, and Mary Lawrence of Virginia Beach, VA; nieces, nephews, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Bea is also survived by a “special sister”, Juanita Burke Haskins; a bonus daughter, Regail Haskins Watson (Terry); special grandson, Freddy Knight; great nieces, Brittney J. Watson and her triplet sisters, Courtney Dru Watson, Sydney Wanita Watson and Tiffany Michelle Watson; and a bonus son, Oliver Leon James, Jr. Bea was preceded in death by her son, Freddy Haskins; her husband, Allen Vaughan; parents, John Early Lawrence and Alice Bell Lawrence; siblings, Alice Lawrence Owens, Birdie Kelly Green, Rev. Franklin Lawrence, Vivian Lewis, John Early Lawrence, Jr., and Myron Lawrence; special in-laws, Lawrence Haskins, Sr., Isabell Timberlake Haskins, Drewen “Fat-Rat” Haskins and Lawrence Haskins, Jr.

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Donald Howard

Jul 24, 1967 - Feb 29, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

Donald Howard entered into eternal rest on February 29,2024. He leaves to cherish his memories a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be updated soon.

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Donald Howard

Jul 24, 1967 - Feb 29, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

Donald Howard entered into eternal rest on February 29,2024. He leaves to cherish his memories a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be updated soon.

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