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By preddyfuner36002353, Feb 25 2020 08:49PM

Piney Mountain– Wilfred (Wil) Walter Reisinger, Sr., 92, Ruckersville, Virginia, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at his home on Piney Mountain with his dear wife Eleanore at his side.

Wilfred was born on February 2, 1928, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was the son of Conrad L. and Eleanora M. Reisinger. At age 5, he played Turkey in the Straw on the AM Radio National Broadcast on Thanksgiving Day. He enlisted in the military and served in the United States Navy as a control tower operator on Saipan during WWII. He was married to his one true love for 70 years, Eleanore Leona Gockowski, and they raised six children together. Wil graduated from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1951. He used his knowledge of computers and the US Navy to drive the acquisition of advanced computer and weapons systems while at Sperry Univac in St. Paul, Minnesota, Unisys in Washington, D.C. and finally at Sperry Marine in Charlottesville until his retirement in 1993.

A member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Charlottesville, he served as a Eucharistic minister and was a Knight of Columbus.

Wilfred is survived by his wife, Eleanore L. Reisinger, and five of his six children: Conrad J. (Susan) Reisinger of Driver, VA; Madonna M. Reisinger-Hill of Faribault, MN; Wilfred W. (Carol) Reisinger Jr. of Osceola, IA; Christopher M. (Christy) Reisinger of Shenandoah, VA; and Joseph M. (Kimberly) Reisinger of Charlottesville, VA; twenty five grandchildren; twenty two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Wilfred was preceded in death by his son, Michael D. (Julie B.) Reisinger; his parents; three siblings; and two grandchildren.

Visitation

Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapel 2-29-20

By preddyfuner36002353, Feb 25 2020 05:37PM

Sue Ratcliffe Dofflemoyer, 77, of Woodberry Forest Rd, Orange died on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville. Born August 8, 1942 in Orange she was the daughter of the late William Lee Ratcliffe and Flora Morris Ratcliffe. She was also preceded in death by a daughter Susan Leigh Dofflemoyer; and a sister Jane R. Townsend.

Sue was a member of the Orange Baptist Church and was a secretary in the insurance business.

Sue is survived by her husband Luther Franklin Dofflemoyer Jr.; a nephew Thomas Townsend and wife Robyn; and two great nephews Noah and Ben Townsend.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at the Orange Baptist Church with interment to be held at the Graham Cemetery. Rev. Alan Miller will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Orange Baptist Church. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Feb 25 2020 05:28PM

Gayle McGhee Ryder, 63, of Spicers Mill Road, Orange, VA., died on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at her residence. Born December 30, 1956 in Gordonsville, VA., she was the daughter of the late Palmer “Pat” McGhee and Myrtle Morris Garton.

She is survived by her Husband John Henry Ryder; daughters Chasity Rickett and husband Jack, Crystal Henderson and husband Mike, sister Joan “Pat” Davis, niece Page Almond and husband Bart, grandchildren Cameron Rickett, Carter Rickett, Kylie Rickett, Logan Douglas, Jocelyn Henderson and great-grandchild Braydon Michael Rickett.

She is also preceded in death by her step-father Warner Graton, brothers-in-law Thomas Hope Green, Delmar Davis, and a nephew T H Green Jr.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at the Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange with interment to be held at the Graham Cemetery. Pastor Tim Jarrell will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the North Pamunkey Pre School, or the Hospice of the Piedmont, or the Orange Volunteer Fire Company. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

By preddyfuner36002353, Feb 24 2020 08:46PM

Gayle McGhee Ryder, 63, of Spicers Mill Road, Orange, VA., died on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at her residence. Born December 30, 1956 in Gordonsville, VA., she was the daughter of the late Palmer “Pat” McGhee and Myrtle Morris Garton.

She is survived by her daughters Chasity Rickett and husband Jack, Crystal Henderson and husband Mike, sister Joan “Pat” Davis, niece Page Almond and husband Bart, grandchildren Cameron Rickett, Carter Rickett, Kylie Rickett, Logan Henderson, Douglas Henderson, Jocelyn Henderson and great-grandchild Braydon Michael Rickett.

She is preceded in death by her step-father Warner Graton, brother-in-laws Thomas Hope Green, Delmar Davis and nephew T H Green Jr.

By preddyfuner36002353, Feb 24 2020 04:53PM

Dale passed away peacefully, Monday, February 17, 2020 at his home in Gordonsville, VA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harriet M. McCabe and Ernest A Foreman. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Margaret Allman Foreman, sons Nathan Dale Foreman, Casey Allen Foreman (Kassie), Daniel Watkins Volhein, daughter Anne Allman Nicholson (Reid), grandchildren Lindsay Barrett Gonzalez (Pablo), Casey John Foreman and siblings Sharon Van Slyke and William Foreman.

Dale was born in Mountain Home, Idaho in 1941, and spent his first years in Castle Creek on his grandfather’s cattle ranch. He attended Idaho Falls High (1959) and Idaho State College playing memorable character roles in musical productions. After a year in the school of architecture at UVA, Dale returned to Idaho State College graduating in 1965 with a B.S. in mathematics. He continued his studies at the University of Minnesota, graduating with honors with B.S in Mathematics Education (1967)and PhD majoring in Educational Psychology and minor in Biostatistics (1971).

Dale who was always was an independent researcher, educator and consultant made major contributions to the educational field. Dale taught graduate studies at Eastern Michigan University, University of Minnesota, Drake University, Salem-Teikyo University, George Mason University, and Shenandoah University, where he retired in 2012. While at Drake University, he worked closely with doctoral students from Taiwan in the design and analysis of dissertations. While at Shenandoah University, Dale designed new courses in statistics and test construction for graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences. He authored/co-authored, 25 publications, 14 books, 5 test surveys, 3 testing programs, 25 courses/workshops, 3 software programs, 4 certification examinations to include the “Scoring High” Scholastic series.

Dale designed SOL preparation and practice tests for Grades K-12 for Orange County Public Schools. He designed and taught SAT/ACT preparation for high school students. He was Director of Testing/Research at Des Moines Public Schools where he developed objective based testing programs. He was President, VP, Secretary and Treasurer at Universal Systems for Education, where he was in charge of developing curriculum and computer software for schools. While there Dale developed a remedial reading program for grades 2-6 that was sold internationally as the PAL reading program. He was President of the Council of Real Education, where he developed criterion referenced tests/programs for school districts in Colorado, California, Iowa, Wyoming and Virginia. He was Director of Test Development/Statistics at Westinghouse Learning Corporation where he designed the SCORE testing system and career education testing system for the state of Texas. Dale obtained a major grant to assist in development of a four year foreign language program in Japanese for various school districts and educational agencies.

The arts were important to Dale and he was a member of several choirs and glee clubs. He played the piano and persisted in banjo lessons into his 70’s. He was a faithful member of the Gordonsville Presbyterian Church choir and bell ringers. Dale never met a cheesecake he didn’t like and his Swedish crepes and seafood casserole were family favorites.

A celebration of his life with internment at Maplewood Cemetery, Gordonsville, VA will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, you may choose to donate to one of Dale’s passions-Gordonsville Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, Mercy Ships or Environmental Defense Fund.

By preddyfuner36002353, Feb 24 2020 04:44PM

Wilmer Robert Tusing, Jr, 81 of Barboursville, died Sunday February 23, 2020 at the Martha Jefferson Hospital. Born January 13, 1939 in Charlottesville, he was the son of the late Wilmer Robert Tusing, Sr. and Maude Inez Jones Tusing. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Connie Morris and Joyce Dobyns. Mr. Tusing owned and operated his dump truck in the local area for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Jerry Belle Tusing of Barboursville, one brother, Jerry Tusing of Orange, two sisters, Barbara Dodson of Georgia, Shirley Lee of Annandale and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Blue Run Baptist Church in Somerset.

In lieu of flowers, gifts of love may be made to Mrs. Tusing at 5423 Old Barboursville Road, Gordonsville, VA 22942.

By preddyfuner36002353, Feb 24 2020 01:33PM

Davis Chamlin Woodward, 71 of Banco passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at his home. He was born on September 27, 1948 in Charlottesville, VA to the late Charlie Davis and Carrie Virginia Woodward.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Woodward; two sons, Davis Allen (Michelle) and Donald Wayne (Christy); five special grandsons, Justin, Jeremy, Jacob, Joshua and Jason Woodward; a special granddaughter, Lillie Ann Woodward all of Madison, VA; brothers, Blane, Jesse, Glen and Phillip Woodward; sister, Rose Southerland and many cousins, relatives and friends.

The family would like to thank his special cousins, James and Mary Lee Sisk, Richard and Buddy Woodward, Dorothy Rider for their visits, food, prayers and for always being there for him, it meant so much. They also want to send a special thank you to Roy Lee and Margaret Jenkins for all their help, visits, prayers, and for being there for us during this difficult time. Special thanks to our Pastor, Dale Freeman and all our friends at Fellowship Baptist Church for all their cards, visits, thoughts and prayers. The family would like to thank the staff of the Hospice of the Piedmont for all their help and excellent care.

According to his wishes there will be no service.

By preddyfuner36002353, Feb 21 2020 09:06PM

James Marvin Jenkins, 84, of Brightwood, Va., passed away on February 17, 2020 in Nelson County. He was born on September 23, 1935 to the late Franklin Pierce Jenkins and Robbie Mae Hoffman Jenkins. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Yowell Jenkins and a sister, Gloria Frances Jenkins Settle.

He is survived by his nephew, Edward Yowell and wife Laurie of Culpeper; a sister, Nancy Jenkins Wilson of Culpeper; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 am on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Novum Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Light officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made to Novum Baptist Church, 629 Novum Church Road, Reva, Va. 22735.

By preddyfuner36002353, Feb 21 2020 04:53PM

Geneva Shappell Johnson, 99, of Charlottesville, Va., formerly of Monroeville, New Jersey; passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 28, 2020. Geneva was born to Bessie Anna (DeHart) and Irvin Wesley Shappell on September 30, 1920 in Norton, N.J. They moved to Phillipsburg, N.J. in 1922. During her early life she was an active member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Phillipsburg and graduated from Phillipsburg High School, class of 1938. After graduation, Geneva attended Churchman’s Business College, where she specialized in accounting and bookkeeping. After business school she accepted a job at J.T. Baker Chemical Company as the head of the billing department and served the company for five years.

During WWII she was a Second Lieutenant in the American Women’s Hospital Reserve Corps. There she sold and recorded war bonds at the State Theatre in Easton Pennsylvania. Geneva was a service member volunteer for the United Service Organization in 1945, and during that time met Staff Sergeant Harvey F. Johnson, United States Air Corp Medic. They met while dancing at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City. Following the war Harvey returned to the states and was honorably discharged with many medals. The two married shortly after and set up their home on a farm in Monroeville, New Jersey. While a mother of five, Geneva began college at Glassboro State (Rowan University) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She taught for 24 and a half years at Mary S. Shoemaker School in Woodstown, N.J. She was also a past member of the New Jersey School Women’s Club and lifetime member of the National Education Association, New Jersey Education Association and New Jersey Retirees’ Education Association. Harvey passed away suddenly on January 10, 1967. After 62 years of living on her beloved farm she moved to be near her daughter Bonnie and son Andy in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Geneva is predeceased by her husband, a granddaughter, Kristen L. Johnson, and her sister, Thelma Winchell. She is survived by her five children Wayne S. Johnson (Joyce) Williamstown, N.J., Barry M. Johnson (Michelle) Vero Beach, FL; Bonnie J. Podraza (Felix) Charlottesville, VA; Sharon M. Hughes (Chris) Hillsborough, N.J., and H. Andrew Johnson (Karen) of Charlottesville, VA. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren, to whom she was “Granny,” and many other family members and friends. The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Morningside Assisted Living and Medi Home Hospice, Charlottesville for their loving and dedicated care of their mother during the time she stayed there. We know that she especially appreciated and loved her devoted friends Margaret Coles, Lori Allen, and Evelyn Shifflett.

Geneva, Mom, Granny; you are loved; you are missed, but will be forever in our hearts.

A memorial service will be held at Morningside Assisted Living in Charlottesville, VA on April 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your local library.

By preddyfuner36002353, Feb 21 2020 04:30PM

Myron Arthur Breeden, 82, of Madison, Va., went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the home of family. He was born on May 12, 1937 in Kinderhook, Madison County, the son of the late Sherman Cover and Carrie Lillian Breeden. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Marvin Breeden, Melvin Breeden, and a sister, Arlene Samuels.

He was a life- long member of Liberty Baptist Church, serving as Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School teacher, and Deacon.

He is survived by a brother, Milton Breeden of Advance Mills. He is also survived by 4 nieces, 2 nephews, 3 great-nieces, 6 great-nephews, and 3 great-great-nephews.

Special thanks to Gene and Elizabeth Breeden and family for opening up their hearts and home for the last days of his life. Thanks also goes to Hospice of the Piedmont for their care and support.

Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, c/o Elizabeth Breeden, 573 Kinderhook Road, Madison, Virginia 22727, or Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, Va. 22911.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Perry Clore officiating.

 

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