Obituaries

The Reverend Elisheva C. Clegg passed away unexpectedly in Charlottesville, Virginia on April 6, 2016 at the age of 72.
Elisheva is survived by her husband of 43 years, Thomas Wade Clegg III; her children, Ari Jolly and her husband John Jolly of Jacksonville, FL;Yalda Clegg and her husband Scott York of Alexandria, Va.; Kristine Bechtel and her husband Todd Bechtel of Charlotte, NC; Wade Clegg IV and his wife Jolene Clegg of Los Angeles, CA, and sister in law Judith Clegg of Tupelo, MS. She was also the loving grandmother of Chandler and Jack Jolly, Zachary and Joshua Bechtel and Arthur and Elsa Clegg.
Elisheva C. Clegg was born on January 22, 1944 in Kaiserslautern, Germany and was a war baby survivor of WWII. She met and married her soulmate Thomas Wade Clegg III on June, 25, 1972 while he was stationed with the US Air Force serving at Ramstein AFB in Germany. The entire family moved to the United States when Wade completed active duty with the US Air Force in 1974.
Elisheva was compassionate and found her calling in counseling and helping others in times of need. She received a master’s degree in pastoral counseling and became an ordained interfaith minister. She also attended the University of Virginia medical center chaplaincy program.
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Charles W. Illig, 79, died February 22, 2016 in Ellsworth, ME. He was born on Staten Island, New York, January 8, 1937, the son of Robert W. and Mae (Wilday) Illig.
Charles served in the U.S. Navy for four years on the USS Coral Sea, Norfolk, Va. He worked as an accountant from 1962-1998 in several firms in NJ, NY, and CT. After retirement, he was a school bus driver for 11 years in Fluvanna, Va. He and his wife Bette then moved to Blue Hill, ME in 2012.
He was a volunteer fireman in NJ; he was a member of the Big Brother Association and a soccer coach in CT.
He was a 4th degree Knights of Columbus in Virginia. Charles was also an avid dog lover.
He is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Bette; daughters, Amanda Webster and husband Trevor of Norfolk, Va., and Tammy Illig of Ohio; son, Danny Illig of AZ; granddaughters, Catherine and Brooklyn Webster; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert Illig.
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An Appreciation
Former Scottsville Mayor A. Raymon Thacker dies at 106

Former Scottsville Mayor A. Raymon Thacker – the man who saved Scottsville - died Sunday, Feb. 21, at the age of 106.
Thacker,who was born on Oct. 14, 1909,       endured. Like much of Scottsville with which his life is so entwined – the river bend, the occasionally flooded streets and beleaguered architecture, the home, lives, and the economy of the people he worked so diligently to secure, he endured. How can we believe he is gone?
All Scottsville stands as his legacy. As the town continues to change and grow, it will be in large part because of his persistence, acumen, intelligence, and Southern, steely, charm, and on the most obvious results of that persistence, the enhanced town boundaries and the A. Raymon Thacker Levee.
He was a story-teller, a raconteur who first engaged me with the understanding that, in listening to his tales, I was hearing – just second-hand, over a span of almost 150 years – the voices of Scottsville men who’d been in the Civil War. How can we believe he is gone?
The story of his coming to Scottsville always begins the same way: wrapped in blankets, in his mother’s arms, arriving with his family by horse and wagon from Stuart’s Draft in 1911, when he was almost two. The streets in this telling are packed dirt; later he recalls ox-carts, the carbide lamps lit by the policeman each evening from dusk to 11 p.m., the ditches dug for the first public plumbing. His father Arthur had been hired as an expert to operate the new “state-of-the art” steam grist mill in Scottsville. The elder Thacker was in charge of its operations from 1911 to 1918, when he took over C.R. Dorrier’s hardware store.
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Robert Francis Buzzard, 89, of Crozet, Va., died on Monday, February 8, 2016 at ‘The Lodge at Old Trail,’ the residential community where he lived since 2013.

Born July 5, 1926 in Camden, N.J., he was the son of Francis and Marion Buzzard.

Robert was a life–long lover of golf, music, and gatherings of good friends, and he loved the French language. He was a drummer in community orches-tras (Wilmington, Del., and the Char-lottesville Senior Center’s ‘Second Wind’ Band). He was a 20–year resi-dent of Lake Monticello, Palmyra, Va., where he was a member of the Beau-tification Corps and a Master Garden-er. Later in life, he joined American Legion Post No. 74, Charlottesville, Va., having served his country with honor in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during WWII. He was a rifleman in the Post’s Firing Squad.

He is survived by his wife Rita, also at Old Trail; son Robert F. Buzzard, Jr., (Candace) of Accra, Ghana; daughter Cynthia Buzzard Harrell (Haywood) of Corinth, Miss.; grandsons Lucas Buzzard (Mia) of Montclair, N.J., Brendan Buzzard of Boulder, Colo., Simon Buzzard of Missoula, Mont., Stephen Harrell (Sarah) of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Adam Harrell (Raysail) of Nashville, Tenn.; and great–grand-son Colin Buzzard of Montclair, N.J.

He will be cremated privately in Charlottesville and will be buried at Ar-lington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to: American Legion Post 74, 3025 Louisa Rd., Keswick, VA 22947; and/or the Second Wind Band, c/o The Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottes-ville, VA 22901. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hillandwood.com.

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John C. Bomberger, 85 of Palmyra, VA. passed away February 8, 2016 at Martha Jefferson Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Grace, daughter, Ann and her husband Brian Wilson of Rumson, N.J., his grandchildren, Katherine Wilson of Seattle and Samuel Wilson of Boulder, Colorado and his sister, Alice Savastio of Lemoyne, PA. He was preceded in death by his son, Jack Bomberger.
He was born in Lebanon, PA., November 1, 1930, the son of the late John R. Bomberger and Hannah Walters Bomberger.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Lafayette College, Easton, PA. He worked in the steel industry in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Puerto Rico. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of Tau Beta Phi, the engineering honor society.
A memorial service will be held March 19, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Grace and Glory Lutheran Church, 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, VA. 22963.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Grace and Glory Lutheran Church, 683 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, VA. 22963 or to Lake Monticello Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

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