IN MEMORIUM

         Frank Renick Hannah

HOITT, WILLIAM

                                                                           REED WALTON

 

Reed Walton of Reed Walton’s Coins of Hampton, Virginia passed away on March 6, 2016 at the age of 84 after a lengthy illness.  Mr Walton, a long time and loyal member of the Virginia Numismatic Association, was one of the last surviving charter members of the VNA.  He was an invaluable member of the numismatic community on the Peninsula.  For numerous people growing up on the Peninsula, his shops at Mercury Mall and later on Big Bethel Road were a Mecca for collectors, especially younger ones.  He was well known for his Bid Board where all forms of numismatic items could be purchased. 

A memorial service will be held for Mr Walton at 3 PM Sunday, March 13, at Emanuel Episcopal Church, 179 East Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA.

                                                                           REED WALTON

 Blvd, Hampton, VA.

From Chris Manicalco, VNA President:

Jack Hepler was dedicated to the betterment of the Virginia Numismatic Association.  As the “godfather” of VNA Convention exhibits he improved markedly the quantity and quality of our exhibits section so that it became a real draw for the visitors to our show.  Jack was also a genuine numismatist who would travel the world – Europe, Asia, the British Commonwealth nations – to attend numismatic conclaves. He knew personally many of the leading foreign collectors.  Jack was principally responsible for the beneficial agreement we have with the Australia Numismatic Society.  But most of all I will miss Jack because he was a fine gentleman and a man of utmost kindness.  As an organization, VNA will be that much the poorer for his loss.

 

Leslie Jackson Hepler

Guy Thrasher Clark, age 63, went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 11, 2017. Born on May 01,1953 in Chincoteague, VA. to the late Dennis Eugene Clark and Grace Marian Thrasher. He is survived by his wife, Valerie Mangum-Clark, his daughter Rachel Gercek and her husband Ersin, daughter Rebecca Clark, grandsons Orhan and Altan Gercek, sister Patrice Smelser and her husband Rodney, his brother Russell Clark, and nieces and nephews. During his life, whether working for the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, The Army Core of Engineers, teaching and substitute teaching, or as a Classical Numistmatist, he maintained his honor and dignity as an honest man, with a loving heart. He loved to learn, share his knowledge, and cherished the little ones.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his memory to Channel to Brazil for Christ (CBC) PO Box 804 Newport News, VA 23607 or at thechannel.org Also to CurePSP, Inc 30E Padonia Rd. Suite 201 Timonium, MD 21093 or PSP.org

Guy Thrasher Clark

WILLIAMSBURG - William Page Mann, Jr., 76, passed away on April 21, 2017. He was born on November 15, 1940 to the late William and Matilda Mann, Sr. Page was originally from Tappahannock but has lived most of his adult life in Williamsburg. He served his country in the U.S. Army stationed in Boston, MA. Page retired after 25+ years from BASF. He was a simple man who lived his life with quiet reserve. Page was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Haile Mann. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 43 years, Bonnie Mann; three children, Deborah Burch Noble and her fiancé William Dorsett, Timothy William Burch and his wife Katrina, and Matilda Elizabeth Mann and her fiancé James Walton; seven grandchildren, Chelsea Burch, Dylan Burch, Makayla Burch, Caity Washam, Morgan Burch, Kade Burch and Albert Page Walton; sister-in-law, Mary Mann; and four nephews. The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 5-7:00 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, April 24, 2017 in St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Millers Tavern, VA (Tappahannock). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 278, Millers Tavern, VA 23115. You may offer condolences at www.nelsencares.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vagazette/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=185172547#sthash.Q2atgWNl.dpuf

William Page Mann. Jr.

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The VNA was saddened to learn of the passing of one of its members. "Page" Mann. He was Life Member Number 56.

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John Edward "Jack"  Ott


OTT JOHN EDWARD OTT November 2, 1936 - April 24, 2017 On April 24, 2017, John Edward Ott "Jack" passed away at home in Silver Spring, MD. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathleen Anne Corbett; his devoted son, Karl Edward Ott, of Washington, DC; his brothers Joe Ott of Morristown, NJ and Bill Ott of Knoxville, TN; sister Rose Marie Black, of Pittsburgh, PA, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Louise Sprajcar Ott; his brother Fred Ott and sister-in-law Dorothy Anne Ott. Born in Washington, PA, the son of Frederick Ott and Alice Marie Jones Ott, Jack Ott graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1963. He interned at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, then served in pediatrics in the U.S. Air Force in Austin, Texas, from 1964 - 1966. His residency in Pediatrics was at the University of Colorado, Denver, Medical Center, where he was a fellow in pediatrics and biophysics from 1967 to 1969. He was professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Medical Center, where he was co-founder of Poison Lab, a testing center for poisoning victims, an Assistant Director of the Birth Defects Center, and Co-Director of the Child Health Associate Program, where he trained physician's assistants, one of the first such programs in the country. From 1977 - 1987 he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Care Sciences, at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he developed primary care residency programs in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, fellowships in primary care, Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Programs, Home Care Hospice Programs, and programs in Geriatrics and Bioethics. From 1987 to 1997, he was Executive Director and CEO of the George Washington University Health Plan, the leading medical center-controlled nonprofit HMO in the country. He was a world expert on Prune Belly Syndrome, a genetic disorder of the abdominal muscles, giving talks in Mexico and Austria. He contributed over 100 articles to leading medical journals. After retirement, he devoted his time to a lifelong passion, buying and selling stamps, eventually creating an extensive business directing 17 shows in four cities. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday May 6 at the Bethesda Presbyterian Church (BethesdaPresbyterian.org). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship funds at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Departments of Psychology and English.



REED WALTON

 

Reed Walton of Reed Walton’s Coins of Hampton, Virginia passed away on March 6, 2016 at the age of 84 after a lengthy illness.  Mr Walton, a long time and loyal member of the Virginia Numismatic Association, was one of the last surviving charter members of the VNA.  He was an invaluable member of the numismatic community on the Peninsula.  For numerous people growing up on the Peninsula, his shops at Mercury Mall and later on Big Bethel Road were a Mecca for collectors, especially younger ones.  He was well known for his Bid Board where all forms of numismatic items could be purchased. 

A memorial service will be held for Mr Walton at 3 PM Sunday, March 13, at Emanuel Episcopal Church, 179 East Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA.

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William "Bill " Hoitt

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HOITT, William Wesley, Sr., passed away peacefully on April 8, 2016. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Bishop Hoitt. He is survived by his children, William W. Hoitt Jr. (Robin), Susan H. Thweatt and Gregory A. Hoitt (Melinda); his grandchildren, Scott McEwen (Corinne), Riian Brock (Christian), Sydney Thweatt III and Trevor Hoitt. He was blessed with the longevity to meet his great-grandchildren, Abigail Ruth McEwen and Wesley Bishop Brock. While he is survived by too many nieces and nephews to name, we want to thank his nephew, Daryl Bishop, for the wonderful care, love and support he provided over the last two years. Daryl provided us with a great sense of comfort just being with him. We will be forever grateful. Our dad was lucky to have so many wonderful friends, who visited and spent time with him during his final months. Dad started our family business, Automatic Controls of Virginia, Inc. in 1973, because he wanted to spend his working career with his family. After retiring, he continued to stay busy with his gas engine and coin club friends which were so special to him. He was fortunate to have so many people who loved him. The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the West Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 11020 W. Broad St. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Berea Baptist Church, 15475 Ashland Rd., Rockville, Va. 23146. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Berea Baptist Church.


On behalf of the Virginia Numismatic Association, I extend condolences to the family of William Hoitt. Mr. Hoitt  was an Honorary Life member of the VNA, in appreciation for his his years of service. He contributed signicantly to numismatic endeavors for many years. He will be greatly missed. Chris Maniscalso, President.

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Frank Renick Hannah passed away on February 28, 2015, at the age of 89. Born in Wayne, Pennsylvania, he grew up in Fincastle, VA and was a resident of Hampton for 55 years, before moving to Suffolk in 2013. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Grace Hannah; by his brothers Bill, Tom, and Bob; and by his wife of 52 years, Margery West Hannah. He is survived by his sons Clif (Kim) and Bill (Barbara); by his five grandchildren Josh (Sandi), Matthew (Lizzie), Spencer, Forrest, and Caitlyn; and by his three great-grandchildren Autumn, Miranda, and Sean. Frank joined the Coast Guard at the age of 17, and enjoyed many adventures all over the world. When he returned to civilian life, he attended college in Atlanta, where he majored in graphic arts. It was there that he met his future wife, Margery. They were married in 1953, and moved to Hampton in 1958. Frank was the head of the Graphic Arts Department of WVEC for many years, before starting his own business, Multi-Print, in 1970. Affectionately known as "Big Dad," Frank will be remembered for his love of family and his wonderful sense of humor. He was generous with his friends and his community; liked and respected by those who knew him. Frank was an avid numismatist, and a leading national authority on obsolete paper money. In lieu of flowers, Frank requested that memorial donations be made to Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, 3373 Pruden Boulevard, Suffolk, VA 23434. The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Frank's life will follow at 2:30 PM in the funeral home with entombment at Parklawn Memorial Park. Honors will be rendered by the U.S. Coast Guard. A memorial wake will be held at Multi-Print, 911 G Street, Hampton after the services. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA.

 

On behalf Of the Virginia Numismatic Association, I extend condolences to the family of Frank Hannah. Frank played an important role in the early formation and growth of the VNA - Chris Maniscalco, President

August 19, 1937 - June 9, 2016 

Resided in Locust Grove, VA

 

Leslie Jackson "Jack" Hepler, LTC, US Army (Ret), 78, of Locust Grove, VA, died on June 9, 2016 in Fairfax, VA. He was the son of the late James L. Hepler and Maud T. Hepler. He was also preceded in death by his wife, former Helen M. Paterson; daughter, Julie Hise; and sister, Eleanor Taylor.

Jack is survived by sons Robert and Jackson; daughters-in-law, Laurie and Denise; grandchildren, Samuel and Holly; and sisters, Carolyn Close and Roberta Hough.

Jack was a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He served his country in the US Army and was a Vietnam Veteran who received the Silver Star for Bravery. He was also a Department of the Army civilian.

Jack was a member of Wilderness Baptist Church. He liked to sing and was a member of, and sometimes director of, the church choir. He was also a member of Orange County Community Chorus. A lifelong coin collector, he was a member of the Fredericksburg Coin Club and was the club president for several years. He was also a member of World Bl-Metalltc Coin Club. He liked to travel, especially to Europe. Jack was a natural care giver, so quick to help and so accommodating. He spent many hours of volunteer work.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, June 17, 2016 at the Wilderness Baptist Church, Spotsylvania, VA, with the Rev. Amos Healy officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at 2:00 P.M. in Culpeper National Cemetery, Culpeper, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wilderness Baptist Church Building fund. Online guest book is available at johnsoncares.com.

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