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Patricia Kaplan

Aug 27, 1943 - Nov 25, 2023

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Virginia Beach, VA

Patricia Kaplan, 80, passed away on November 25, 2023 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Altmeyer Funeral Homes Southside Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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Katherine Temple Vaden Roller

Apr 11, 1946 - Feb 24, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

Katherine Temple Vaden RollerApril 11, 1946 - February 24, 2024It is with great sadness and deep sorrow, that we announce the passing of our mother, Katherine Temple “Kit” Vaden Roller on February 24, 2024. Kit was a genuine source of grace, strength and joy to all who knew her.She was predeceased by her parents: William Penick Vaden and Lucy Latane Walker Vaden, both of Suffolk, VA. Her loving and devoted husband, George Harrell “Rusty” Roller predeceased her in late December of 2013.She is survived by her daughters, Katharine Dunn Roller, Elizabeth Harrell Roller Williams (Ron), both of Virginia Beach, and Jane Ashley Roller Inciong (Jegit), of Norfolk, VA; Her beloved granddaughters, Elizabeth Willis Williams of St. Augustine, FL, and Anna Roller Williams of Virginia Beach; Her sisters, Anne Spottswood Vaden Hodges (Barry), and Elizabeth Latane Vaden Porter (James), both of Richmond, VA; Sister-in-law, Cynthia Dunn Roller Timpany, and, nephew, Ian Dunn Timpany (Samantha), both of Boston, MA; Niece, Ellen Latane Porter Saba (Jordan), and nephew, Trent Farnham Hodges (Shannon), both of Richmond, VA. Kit leaves behind several great nieces and nephews whom she loved and adored.Kit graduated from Suffolk High School in 1964. She then studied and graduated from Averett College in 1966 and went on to graduate in 1968 from Longwood College. Following graduation, Kit taught third grade at Hermitage Elementary in Virginia Beach, spanning a career in education which lasted over three decades.Kit was also a longtime member of Main Street Methodist Church in Suffolk, VA., where she married her best friend, Rusty in January of 1979. Kit became a lifelong member of Galilee Episcopal, where she enjoyed and participated in numerous activities, such as the Altar Guild and the Roxanne Jordan Circle. The power of her faith was evident to all. She most generously shared her faith with others. You could always see Kit’s warm gestures to those in need, with a small garden bouquet in one hand, and her famous fudge sauce in the other. She was always blessing others.Following retirement, Kit joined the Bay Colony Garden Club. She created some of the most beautiful arrangements, at times simple, at times majestic and unique. Kit loved spending time in her garden, thriving in her world of flowers and greens. Whether planting hydrangeas or tending to her blueberry bush, she was an avid gardener.Kit enjoyed her life to the fullest. She was always excited about spending time with granddaughters, Elizabeth and Anna. She valued spending time with Rusty, whether traveling abroad or hiking and biking through Seashore State Park. She also cherished attending Thursday morning Women’s Bible study.Her smile and infectious spirit will be missed by all.The Roller Family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to longtime friend and companion, Valerie Rivers, who took meticulous care of Kit in her last two years.Funeral Services will be held at Galilee Episcopal Church on Friday, March 15th, 2024 at 11:00am.Interment will be held at Holly Lawn Cemetery 1525 North Main Street, Suffolk Saturday, March 16th at 10:00 am.In lieu of flowers, kindly donate to The Alzheimer’s Association, or the Diabetes Association.

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Ronald E. Green

May 05, 1945 - Feb 28, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

Ronald E. Green, 78, transitioned from this earthy home on February 28, 2024. He leaves to cherish his memories a host of relatives and friends.

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Ronald E. Green

May 05, 1945 - Feb 28, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

Ronald E. Green, 78, transitioned from this earthy home on February 28, 2024. He leaves to cherish his memories a host of relatives and friends.

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Marvin Joseph Weniger

Jun 01, 1939 - Feb 28, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

Marvin Joseph Weniger, 84, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, died on February 28, 2024.Born to John and Neva Weniger, Marvin was raised in Wahpeton, North Dakota. He attended high school at St. John's Preparatory School in Collegeville, Minnesota where he enjoyed debate club. He enlisted in the Navy after high school. Marvin studied electrical engineering at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho and later earned a Masters in International Studies from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. He retired from the Navy in 1991 and moved his family aboard a sailboat for 11 years before settling in Virginia Beach, Virginia. There, he was active in church ministry, the Republican Party of Virginia Beach, and the Voter Integrity Board. Marvin was a loving husband and father who always had ice cream and pie for the grandkids when they visited. He put his all in everything he did.Marvin is survived by his wife Christine Weniger, his sister Teresa Murray, his ten children, and twenty-nine grandchildren.The Funeral Mass is at 11 AM on March 8, 2024 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia with Viewing starting at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hope 4 Life (www.hope4lifeva.com) would be greatly appreciated.

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Anne M. Johnson

Mar 15, 1953 - Feb 29, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

Anne M. Johnson, 70, of Virginia Beach, VA died Thursday, 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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William "Bill" Walter Harrison, Jr.

Aug 03, 1950 - Feb 28, 2024

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Virginia Beach, VA

Well, friends, the world just got a little less colorful with the passing of William “Bill” Walter Harrison, Jr. Born on August 3, 1950, Bill was quite the character, and his departure on February 28, 2024, left a void that can only be filled with laughter and irreverence. Survived by his daughter Ali Renee Harrison, son David Justin Harrison, and a pack of brothers – James Lee, John Wayne (MaryAnn), and Patrick Henry, Bill also leaves behind his cherished miniature pincher, Schatzie, who probably has no idea what’s going on but misses the guy anyway. In his heyday, Bill hustled at the Open Air Market in Ocean View, where he learned that life is too short to sell fruits and veggies. His stint at the HRBT (known as “W.W.” by his coworkers) was memorable, though we suspect most memories involved creative use of colorful language. Bill climbed the corporate ladder at Volvo Group North America for a whopping 38 years before he called it quits, proving that if you stick around long enough, they might just make you the boss. Retiring didn’t sit well with Bill, so he decided to join Altmeyer Funeral Homes because, hey, what’s a little career change when you’ve already conquered the auto industry? At Altmeyer, Bill’s talents knew no bounds. From escorting the departed to chauffeuring the bereaved, he took pride and showed utmost care and respect in his service to families. He was also a proud brother in the Masonic Lodge #266 and a card-carrying member of the Shriners at the Khedive Temple – where he probably cracked a few jokes that would make even a sailor blush and he did it all with a style that can only be described as “Bill-esque.” Bill’s family reunion in the afterlife just got a lot rowdier as he joins his parents, sister Sandra Mathis and her husband Gene Mathis, sister-in-law Edna G. Harrison, Cindi K. Harrison, Elizabeth “Nanny” Harrison, and his most favorite uncle, James Thompson. We bet they’re already sharing stories and raising a glass to the man who lived life unapologetically. Known for his refined palate that embraced the finer things in fast food, Bill had a love affair with Doug’s Hot Dogs, Mr. Jim’s, Surfrider, Golden Corral, Rally’s, Zeroes, and anything else that came in a paper bag. He could often be found on his boats, sailing the Chesapeake Bay and The Cove in his trusty boat shoes, proving that you’re never too old for deck shoes and adventure. Bill’s love for Nascar was as unwavering as his love for fast food, and he could spot a left turn from a mile away. Western movies were his other passion, where he learned that a cowboy hat can make anyone look cool. But let’s not forget Bill’s true talent – his appreciation for the fairer sex. A ladies’ man to the end, he never let his age get in the way of showing his admiration for the female form. Bill loved women until the very last heartbeat, and we’re pretty sure he’s charming the angels as we speak. A memorial service to celebrate the life, laughter, and crass humor of Bill Harrison will be held on March 10, 2024, at 1:00 PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. In honor of Bill. because, let’s face it, that’s what Bill would have wanted. Cheers to a life well-lived, Bill – you’ll be sorely missed, but never ever forgotten.

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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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