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Craig S Kampen passed away on April 27, 2021 at the age of 56. He had lived in Virginia Beach for many years.
Born in Wisconsin, Craig's summers were spent at the lake, traveling to air shows with his dad or they could be found out near a cornfield flying model airplanes. Aviation was in his DNA. Turbulent teenage years thankfully yielded to direction in life when he announced he wanted to become a pilot and moved to Vero Beach, FL for training at Flight Safety International. Craig stayed on at Flight Safety as an instructor before working with commercial, then private aviation companies. A diagnosis of MS permanently side-lined his career as a pilot over a decade ago.
Craig faced the disease with courage, fortitude and the good sense to focus on what he loved and enjoyed most in life: playing guitar, model airplanes, fishing with his buddies, following WI Badger football, or cooking for friends and fellow musicians. Craig was a loyal generous man with a welcoming smile. He valued old friendships but his community in VA Beach became his tribe. Craig lived a good life and will be remembered fondly by all of those whose lives he touched through the years.
He is survived by sisters Chris (John), Deborah, Jennifer, Tracey (Tim); Aunt Sharon; nieces, Ashleigh (James), Molly and Shelly; great niece Dani; great nephew Jimmy; and Cousin Sandy.
A Celebration of Life will be held at - Soul Haven Hall- Friday May 14th - 5-8 pm
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January 15, 2021
August 2, 1951
We understand that due to Covid you may not be able to attend the services. We completely understand and wish you well.
It is also because of Covid that we will not be having a public reception afterwards. Thank you so much for your understanding, thoughts and prayers.
2376 Mathews Green Rd.
Virginia Beach ,Virginia, 23456
With love, Friel family & Cook family.
By Frank Rega — "I met Mike in the early 90's when I moved down here from Brooklyn, NY. we met through our Radio control aircraft club, we immediately hit it off , we shared many of the same interests. I was planning to visit Mike just to visit him since it's been a while and then I heard the terrible news. I'm going to miss Mike as anytime we would meet up we would always have a great conversations, RIP Mike, you'll always be in my thoughts"
Elmore “Earl” Stutz, Jr. passed away on August 17, 2020. He was born to the late Elmore & Elizabeth Stutz, Sr. Earl was employed by Clark-Nexsen for 43 years as a Senior Mechanical Designer. He was a sports enthusiast, avid bowler who produced many perfect 300’s and car enthusiast who enjoyed stock and drag racing. Earl was also an electronics wizard that enjoyed high quality music and videos. Earl built and flew many custom and high quality remote control airplanes. Earl is survived by a host of family and friends that will cherish his memory. A graveside service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.
EM1Robert H. Bowden, USN (Retired), 84, of Norfolk, VA passed away on December 27, 2019.
Born in Jasper County, GA, he retired from the United States Navy as an Electrician.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Shigeko Bowden; parents, William T. Bowden and Una Mae Bowden; and a step-daughter, Chieko Kimbel.
He is survived by a niece, Ellen Oglesby and her daughter, Holly Challen and Holly's sons, Landon and Jett Challen; a nephew, Robert Bowden and his wife, Tracy Cato, and their two daughters, Ashley and Taylor Bowden.
The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel on Monday, Dec. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. The service will be held at Albert G. Horton, Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. with military honors.
Orpheus A. “Paddy” Knox, Jr., passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the Norfolk Sentara Heart Hospital with his Son, Trey Knox, Daughter In-Law, Ashley Knox and Brother, Terry Knox by his side. Paddy went in the hospital only a month ago after a fall, without prior knowledge of any medical issues. His death was very unexpected, but it was peaceful and ensured he did not suffer a long sickness from many issues that were found, including advanced colon cancer.
His Mother, Mamie Knox and his Father, Orpheus Knox predeceased Paddy. He is survived by his Brother, Terry Knox, and his Son and Daughter In-Law, Trey and Ashley Knox.
He was a member of the United States Army, serving in Korea and Stateside. He was an independent insurance agent for many years before finally working until retirement for Sentara in their billing offices. Over the years Paddy had many interests including sailing, golf, flying radio controlled planes, flying as a private pilot, hunting and target shooting. Many of his most favorite times were sailing, flying or shooting. Throughout the years he touched many more lives than most people know. As a recreational football coach for the Bayside Recreation Association Senior Team, the Bulls, he helped teach many young men the importance of being a strong member of a team and the payoff from discipline and hard work. This hard work led to multiple championships for his teams. After moving on from coaching, Paddy continued to be involved in youth athletics as an official for the Eastern Virginia Officials Association as an official for High School and Middle School Football and an umpire for High School Softball. He even officiated some games for the local semi-pro teams. He took great pride as an official and in his officiating crew. He thought of them as some of his closest friends. He talked often about the close games and calls and had great respect for his crew. As his son, I remember the sailing cruises up the Chesapeake Bay, playing football for him, building and flying radio control planes together and, most recently, going to the range together. I will miss you more than I think you would ever know, and I wish I had more time to show you.
We would like all family and friends who are able to make it to attend a celebration of life at his Son’s home. This is an opportunity to talk and share stories about the fun times with Paddy while having good food and drink, just as you all know Paddy would enjoy. The celebration will be held from 3:00 pm -7:00 pm on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 1905 Frizzell Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.
As a Veteran, Paddy will be interred at the Albert G. Horton, Jr., Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Road, Suffolk, VA 23434, at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018.
Norfolk - Richard Melvin Marshall III, 87, died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital following a prolonged illness.
Born in Norfolk on January 20, 1930 to Richard M. Marshall II and Irene Burwell Whitehead, Richard attended Granby High School and was an engineering graduate of Virginia Tech. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 35. He also flew RC planes with the Tidewater Radio Control Club. He attended Zion Grace United Methodist Church.
Richard was an avid reader, loved World War II history, and was a talented model ship and airplane builder. He was a master tinkerer and loved working in his shop and around the house. He loved living on the water and spent countless hours working on his many boats. He could often be found rowing with one of his loved ones or just his dog. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed caring for them all.
Richard is survived by his wife, Betty Gotautas Marshall, of 22 years; sons, Richard Melvin Marshall, IV and wife, Lela, Robert Burwell Marshall and wife, Angela; daughters, Christianna Scholefield and husband, Mark, Tracey Midgett, and Sharon Lloyd. He also leaves to cherish his memory seven granddaughters, eight grandsons, and one great grandson. Also left to miss his daily walks is his beloved dog, Chase. He is preceded in death by his son, John Kenneth Marshall, and brother, Hugh Burwell (Chuck) Marshall.
Roger Lee Spoor, 57 years old, of the 3200 block of Creekwood Road, was received in heaven on July 13, 2016. He was surrounded by friends and family. He was predeceased by his mother, Donna Dunn of Superior, WI. He is survived by his loving wife and soul mate of 35 years, Jill Holly Spoor; daughter, Samantha Danielle Spoor, Jennifer Nicole Batte and her husband Bobby Batte, who Roger considered his son; grandchildren, Ava Rayn Baker and Lincoln Daniel Quesenberry; father, Kennith Joseph Spoor; sister, Julie Scroggins; brothers, Todd Spoor, John Wertz and Keith Wertz; brother-in-laws, Joel Fabian, John Fabian and Joe D'ABrosca; sister-in-law, Jody Fabian; and many other loving cousins, nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles. Roger was honorably discharged from the U. S. Navy in 1984. He was the proprietor of Franklee Irrigation and Landscaping for the last 29 years. Roger was a member of the Tidewater Radio Control Club for 16 years and his passion was constructing and flying WWII airplanes with his "band of brothers" of TRC. Roger was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor to many and will be deeply missed by all. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Saint John Lutheran Church, 8918 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23503, immediately followed by a Celebration of Life at the VFW Post 4809, 5728 Bartee St., Norfolk, VA 23502. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollowmanbrown.com
Virginia Beach - HERBERT LEWIS BREGMAN, PE, 91, passed peacefully on Sunday, July 12, 2015. A retired professional mechanical engineer, graduate of Virginia Tech, and World War II veteran who served in the European Theater of Operation in the Army Air Corps. He belonged to the Jewish War Veterans and was Post 590 Commander in 1953.
He is survived by his beloved wife and devoted caregiver Elaine, who he married 69 years ago, his 3 sons, Mark (Sandy), Randy (Jacey Claire Byrne), and Glenn (Robyn); 5 grandchildren, Cortney, Hannah (Ross) Byrd, Christopher (Monica), Heather (Kirk) Robinson, and Anya. Also surviving are 5 great-grandchildren, Ila Grace Byrd, Catelyn Marie Bregman, Susannah Virginia Byrd, Mason Willard Bregman, Samuel Ross Byrd.
A Norfolk native, Herb was proudly registered to practice engineering in 9 states and a member of ASHRAE during his working life. He was passionate about his family, golf (proud of his 5 holes-in-one), boating, and radio controlled airplane modeling and was often seen motoring on the James River and at local airfields and schoolyards.
He most recently could be found on Tuesdays having lunch and enjoying the friendship of fellow workers from his tenure at McGaughy, Marshall, and McMillan, a world-wide architect and engineering firm based in Norfolk in which he was a shareholder for many years.
There will be visitation at H. D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, 2002 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach 23454 on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 between 6:30PM and 8:30PM. He will be buried at Forest Lawn in a private ceremony.
A short story by Henry Jones: Harold Brennaman passed away February 13, 2016. Somebody ask me how old he was a few months ago when we were flying. I said he was 90 years old and we both laughed. He said,” he still has it”. He was flying very well. He often pointed out a few things to me when I was flying to make my patterns look a little better. He also knew how to tweak a motor and the right prop to use for max performance. When ever I had a question when I was building , he always had an answer, and what ever I might need to complete the task. He was one of the founding members of our club, and taught some of our Flight Instructors how to fly. Hal was responsible for starting the Jet Fly at Fentress and was always interested in the success of our club. He was still buying and building planes like he was 50 years old. We just both finished new Aero Works , Profile Extra 260 20 CC size, that we were going to fly as soon as the weather permitted.
Hal was born 1926 in Huntingdon Pa. and entered the NAVY in 1943. He was in Aircraft Maintenance during the 2nd World War. After the war was over, he stayed in the service and applied for a commission. He was stationed in Texas while serving in the Korean war. He was also in Vietnam, where he commanded 50 River Boat Squadrons. He served on the Bonhomie Richard, and on many ships as the XO. He was the Captain of an LST, which was the largest ship that he commanded. His total service time was 36 years. He retired as a Commander. And to this we say, “ thank you sir for a job well done”.
Chesapeake - Allen Wayne Porter, 79, of Chesapeake, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 9, 2015.
Allen was born on June 14, 1936 in Pueblo Colorado. He was the son of the late Leo Irwin and Lillian Pearl Porter. He was predeceased by his brother, Chuck Porter.
Allen retired as Chief after 22 years in the U.S. Navy. He attended Christopher Newport University where he received his Criminal Justice degree. He was a Bail Bondsman and enjoyed flying remote controlled aircrafts.
Left behind to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Mabel Porter; children, Irwin Porter (Patricia), Shirley Snow, Nancy Carter, Bonnie Averitt (David), Larry McCann (Barbara), Becky Smith (Smitty), Mike McCann (Norma), Vernon McCann (Brenda) and Roger McCann (Stephanie); brother, Earl Porter. He also leaves behind 24 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews and many dear friends.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Rd. Chesapeake, 23322. Interment will follow at Chesapeake Memorial Gardens.
Norfolk - Frederick Wesch, 92, died May 3, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, and is survived by his daughter, Ricki; her husband, Jim; three grandchildren and three great grand children. A U.S. Navy veteran of WW II, he served in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and later was in the Bay of Pigs invasion. After retirement, he was a Warehouse Supervisor. His true love was building radio-controlled model airplanes and flying them with his Tidewater Radio Control Club friends. A graveside service will be held at Hampton National Cemetery, Marshall Ave., Hampton, Va., on Friday, May 24, at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Medi Home Health & Hospice, 8100 Three Chopt Rd., Ste. 226, Richmond, VA 23229; or to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, JEBLCFS, 1481 D St., Ste. 103, Virginia Beach, VA 23459
Robert Y. Tabler Jr. ROCKVILLE, Md. - Mr. Robert Y. Tabler Jr., 83, formerly of Rockville, Md., and Virginia Beach, died Saturday, April 30, 2011. He was the husband of Margaret N. Tabler of Frederick, Md., for 61 years. Born Oct. 18, 1927 in Washington, D.C., Robert was the son of Robert Y. Tabler Sr. and Lois A. Tabler. He grew up in Bethesda, Md., graduating from BCC High School in 1946. Robert then attended Montgomery Junior College in Rockville, Md. He served as an Airman in the U.S. Navy Reserves for eight years, being honorably discharged in 1957. An avid aviator his whole life, Robert flew an airplane before he drove a car. Besides his passion as a pilot, Robert built by hand and flew model radio control airplanes as well. An active member of the Tidewater Radio Control Club in Virginia Beach, he received many trophies and awards for his flying ability. Robert's other passion in life was boating. Growing up, he spent many summers on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay with his grandmother. Sailboats and power boats would always be an important part of his life.