OBITUARIES

Obituaries — Shenandoah County


George C. Crossman Jr.


George Christopher Crossman Jr. of Strasburg passed away unexpectedly while away on business on Aug., 24, 2017 in Columbia, Maryland at the age of 65.


George is survived by his wife, Donna; his children, Erica Stanley and her husband Jon of Richmond, Va. and their children Kason, Aurelia and Mylah and Alicia Power and her husband Matt of Apex, NC and their son Davis; and his siblings, Joan Guidi of Reading, Ma., Deborah Kwiatek of Reading, Ma., Sheila Toomey of Kemah, Tx., Mary LoPresti of N. Kingston, Ri., and Brian Crossman of Acton, Ma. and their respective families.


He is preceded in death by his father and mother, George Crossman Sr. and Dorothy Crossman.


George was born on Sept. 8, 1951 in Chelsea, MA to George and Dorothy Crossman.


He attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School though grade 12.


He worked in Fenway Park for eight years, running the stairs and selling souvenirs. George took particular joy in outselling his fellow co-workers.
He took that ferocity for life and competition forward through his time at the University of Richmond, where he played Varsity Football and graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Commerce. George made brothers-for-life his fellow teammates. His connection with his brotherhood of teammates continued until his passing. This was also true of George's love of the game of rugby. Through the years his love of the sport grew, as well as, his band of rugby brothers.


He married Donna Maria Rizzo, the love of his life, on Dec. 4, 1982. They lived in Richmond, Staunton and Strasburg, Va. respectively.
George worked in the Transportation Industry for over 35 years and loved the challenge of working in such a competitive industry.
T he couple welcomed and raised 2 beautiful children, Erica and Alicia. His children remember him as a man who was bigger than life and as their proud father who encouraged them and loved them in all of their endeavors. He was their hero.


George never met a stranger in his life and was the first to reach out a hand to help anyone in need. George loved life and living. True story.


George Crossman's memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 315 N. Main St., Woodstock, VA 22664. https://stjohnboscowoodstock.org.
George's celebration of life, following the memorial service, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at North Mountain Vineyard and Winery, 4374 Swartz Road, Maurertown, VA 22644. http://www.northmountainvineyard.com


In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to  American Heart Association in George's name. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/.


You may sign the guest book and submit condolences to the family at http://www.stoverfuneralhome.com.


The family is in the care of Stover Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Strasburg, VA.




Charles M. Guess


Charles M. Guess, 90, of Springettsbury Township, Pa., died at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 at Senior Commons at Powder Mill.


He was the husband of the late Dorothy V. Guess.


He was born Nov. 22, 1926 in Edinburg, Va., a son of the late Harwood and Vida (Rush) Guess.


He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.


Mr. Guess was a truck driver for Mason Dixon Trucking for 36 years and he was a professional duck pin bowler, holding the world record high game of 246 for 10 years. He was also an avid ten pin bowler, pool shark, and a member of the York Lodge #266, Free and Accepted Masons.


Mr. Guess is survived by a daughter, Brenda K. Danfelt of York; a son, Dale A. Guess and his wife Laura of North Chesterfield, VA; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Guess; and two sisters, Judy Sowers and Mary Jo Baker.


He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.


Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.
Lunch was offered after the service at the Mt. Jackson Methodist Church.


Workinger Semmel Funeral Homes and Cremation, 849 E. Market St., York, PA assisted with arrangements.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.



Edward J. Haug


Edward Joseph Haug, 62, of Strasburg, Virginia passed away on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at Winchester Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 1. 2017 at 7 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia.

Mr. Haug was born on July 15, 1955 in Alexandria, Virginia to the late Robert Haug and Joan Norton Haug. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Kristen Haug on Sept. 9, 2001 and his sister, Kathleen Shaffer on Aug. 8, 2015.

He was a 1974 graduate of West Springfield High School and attended Northern Virginia Community College. He worked in printing for both Coral Graphics in Winchester and International Automotive Components in Strasburg. He also worked for Wal-Mart in Woodstock and Front Royal. He was a member of Church at Skyline in Front Royal.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta Smith Haug of Strasburg; Daughter, Brittany Leigh Haug currently serving in Iraq; step daughter, Rachel Cammer of Martinsburg, West Virginia; step son, Brenden Cammer of Inwood, West Virginia; sister, Mary Haug Becker (Joe) of Front Royal; step grandchildren, Brenden Cammer and Nadia Wood and nephews, Paul and Jason Becker.

The family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or at http://www.cancer.org.



Daisy Mae R. Keister


Daisy Mae Rucker Keister, 75, of Timberville, died Aug. 25, 2017, at Life Care Center of New Market.

She was born April 1, 1942, in Rockingham County, and was the daughter of the late Alice Berry Rucker.

She had worked at Rocco in Timberville, Shen Valley Meat Packers and Metro Pants. She was a member of Mount Olivet Church of the Brethren near Timberville, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school. She was an avid camper.

On Aug. 31, 1958, she married Wayne E. Keister, who survives.
Also surviving is a daughter; Phyllis Richards, of New Market; a son, Gary Wayne Keister, of Broadway; three grandsons and one great-grandchild; a sister, Sylvia Denny, of Lake Providence, La.; her foster parents, Glendon and Mary Ann Andes of Timberville; a foster brother, Gary Andes of Timberville, and a foster sister, Diane Lam of Timberville.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Forrest Rucker and Rodney Smallwood, and a sister, Nyoka Kiser.

Pastor Richard Yowell conducted a memorial service Tuesday 7 p.m. at Mount Olivet Church of the Brethren.

She had worked at Rocco in Timberville, Shen Valley Meat Packers and Metro Pants. She was a member of Mount Olivet Church of the Brethren near Timberville, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school. She was an avid camper.

On Aug. 31, 1958, she married Wayne E. Keister, who survives.

Also surviving is a daughter; Phyllis Richards, of New Market; a son, Gary Wayne Keister, of Broadway; three grandsons and one great-grandchild; a sister, Sylvia Denny, of Lake Providence, La.; her foster parents, Glendon and Mary Ann Andes of Timberville; a foster brother, Gary Andes of Timberville, and a foster sister, Diane Lam of Timberville.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Forrest Rucker and Rodney Smallwood, and a sister, Nyoka Kiser.

Pastor Richard Yowell conducted a memorial service Tuesday 7 p.m. at Mount Olivet Church of the Brethren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Olivet Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 534, Timberville, VA 22853.

Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.grandlefuneralhome.com.



Lee R. Liskey


Lee R. Liskey, 90, of Virginia Beach, died on Aug. 23, 2017 in Anna Maria Island surrounded by his family. He was born in Harrisonburg, on July 12, 1927, was educated in Washington, D.C., and served in the Navy during World War II as an aerial photographer. He moved to Virginia Beach in 1950, met and married the love of his life, Anne.

Lee owned Liskey Lithograph, a premier printing and publishing business that he proudly operated for over 30 years. Lee is well recognized as being the first to introduce full color printing to the Hampton Roads area. After retirement, Lee enjoyed many years on his Paradise Farm in Mount Jackson, and in his last 15 years he enjoyed living on Anna Maria Island living in his dream home overlooking the Tampa Bay.

Lee is survived by his wife of 65 years, Anne Vakos Liskey and their 10 children, Cynthia Barbarito (Jim), Victoria Duncan (Richard), Candice Fielding (Wayne), Lee R. Liskey Jr., Kathleen Quarles (William), David Liskey, Jeffrey Liskey (Michelle), Guy Liskey (Terri), Melodi Liskey, and Melisa Liskey; as well as 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his brother, Cecil Armentrout, and his parents, Ruth Costello and Herbert Liskey.

Lee never knew a stranger. He loved people and had a most engaging personality. Lee was generous to others and was especially kind to children, elderly people and those in need. Lee’s poor and humble beginnings during the Great Depression era gave him immense empathy for others. His beautiful caring eyes, joyful disposition, and his warm, friendly smile will be greatly missed by many.

Funeral arrangements by H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments Virginia Beach.

Online condolences and funeral service details can be found at hdoliver.com.



Captain John A. Quinn


Captain John Andrew Quinn was born on Jan. 29, 1947, in Fort Worth, Texas, to John F. Quinn of Brooklyn, New York and Theo (Eubank) Quinn of Ft. Worth, Texas. His father's career in the U.S. Army allowed for the opportunity for the family to live in places such as Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, Japan, and Germany. John graduated from Fort Hunt High School in Alexandria, Virginia in 1965 and later attended the University of Georgia.

John was drafted by the United States Army in 1967 and was called to active duty in 1968, where he proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. His bravery and heroic achievement during combat earned him some of the highest military honors one can earn while serving our country -- including the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster (signifying subsequent awards of a particular military decoration), Army Commendation Medal, and the Air Medal, among others.

Upon discharge from active duty, John returned to Virginia and continued to serve in the Army Reserves until honorably discharged on Dec. 9, 1980.
An avid Washington Redskins fan, John loved football and was rarely seen without at least one article of "Skins" apparel. He also enjoyed skiing, barbecuing, lounging at the pool, and vacationing at the beach with family and friends.

John passed away unexpectedly, and far too soon, on Aug. 17, 2017, in his home in Sterling, Virginia.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Isabel "Cristina" (Gomez) Quinn of Sterling, Va.; brother Timothy Quinn of Woodbridge, Va.; son Brent Quinn (mother Susan Quinn) and his wife Michelle Quinn, granddaughters Riley and Camryn Quinn and grandson Michael Quinn, all of Leesburg, Va.; daughter Stephanie (Quinn) Meranda (mother Renee Holzer) and her husband Joshua Meranda of Beaumont, Tx.; former wife Susan (McDonald) Quinn of Mt. Jackson, Va.; former wife Renee (Holzer) Coyle of Gillette, Wy.; and many friends and extended family.
John is predeceased by his father John F. Quinn and mother Theo E. Quinn of Basye, Va.; and sister Margaret "Peggy" Quinn of Clinton, NY.

A Viewing and Memorial Service organized by John’s children Brent and Stephanie was held on Aug. 23, 2017 at 11 am at Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Va. - the home church of Brent and Michelle Quinn - and officiated by their friend and former Pastor, Dale Sutherland. Pallbearers were Timothy Quinn, Brent Quinn, Johnny Gomez, and Joshua Meranda. Honorary flower bearers were Stephanie Quinn Meranda, Stephanie Carvajal, Riley Quinn, and Camryn Quinn. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery and held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to Brent Quinn, 712 Princeton Court NE, Leesburg VA 20176.

Miller Funeral Home and Crematory served the Quinn family.



Veniece M. Stewart


Veniece M. Stewart, 78 of Woodstock passed away Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 at the Winchester Medical Center. Services will be at a later date.

Veniece was born Jan. 14, 1939 in Texas. She was the daughter of the late John and Rose Parisi Sidor. She was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew Sidor.

She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Stewart; a son David Stewart of Woodstock; a sister Anna Carmody of Dallas Texas and 3 grandchildren, Rachel, Linnea and Zachary Stewart.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army 297 S. Main St. Timberville, Virginia 22853 or charity of choice.

Dellinger Funeral Home is serving the family of Veniece Stewart.



Carolyn Todd


On Aug. 18, 2017 loving wife, sister, aunt and friend, Carolyn Todd (Swann) departed this life to be with her savior.


She was born Oct. 10, 1954 in Baltimore, Md. to the late Horace V. Swann and E. Geraldine Swann.


She was predeceased by two sisters, Charlotte Grogg and Joan Swann.


She moved to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia when she was 10 years old and attended Stonewall Jackson High School in Mt. Jackson, Va.


She was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Dale City, Va. and was a supporting member of the Girls Scouts, ACTS of Prince William County and other volunteer organizations.


She moved to the Washington D.C. area in 1972 to pursue a career as a Civil Servant in the U.S. Government. She retired from Prince William County in 2015.


She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Kenneth Todd of Dumfries, Va.; sister, April L. Whitmer nee. Allen (John) of Edinburg Va.; three brothers, Charles E. Swann of Pensacola Fl., Horace L. Swann (Lori) of Jacksonville, Fl. and William D. Swann (Anna) of Springfield Va.; a half sister, Mildred Schreiber of Towson, Md.; a half brother, Donald V. Swann of Hanover, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be on Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Dale City, Va.
Inurnment of her remains will be on Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Jackson Cemetery in Mt. Jackson, Va.


Donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association in her honor.



Eugene E. Wolfe


Eugene “Gene” Elwood Wolfe, 94, of Harrisonburg, passed away Aug. 25, 2017.

Gene was born Nov. 7, 1922, son of John and Leona Wolfe of Harrisonburg. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Malissa, in April 2015.

He is survived by his three sons and their families, Gary E. Wolfe and wife, Beth, of Racine, Wis., David S. Wolfe and wife, Suzette, of Fairfield, Va., and Steven S. Wolfe and wife, Kimberly, and granddaughter, Leah M. Wolfe, of Elkton, Va. He is also survived by his brother, James “Jimmy” Wolfe and his wife, Donna, and their daughters, Tammy Hall and Mitzi Wolfe and their families, of Mount Jackson, Va.

Gene graduated from Harrisonburg High School in 1940. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Europe during World War II as a paymaster sergeant from 1941 to 1945. Upon his return home, Gene attended Madison College to earn a bachelor’s degree in business. Gene worked for 36 years as a traveling salesman for Animal Health Products.

Gene enjoyed volunteering for Meals On Wheels, assisting with the transportation needs of his fellow residents at VMRC, antiquing and seeking out estate sales and auctions.

He was an active member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg.

There was a visitation at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.

Memorial services were held at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Burial services followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Good Samaritan Fund: VMRC Foundation, 1491 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Condolences may be shared at http://www.kygers.com.




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