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Obituaries

Christine NothnagleChristine Nothnagle, 97, of Fork Union, Va., went to be with our Lord on Sept. 12, 2017. She was born in South Hadley, Mass., on July 25, 1920. She was a nurse during World War II and raised a family of four with her devoted late husband, Oscar Nothnagle. She loved to cook and was dedicated to both her church and family. She is survived by her son, Chris; daughters, Nancy, Janet and Marcia; four grandchildren, Michael, Nicole, Patrick and Christy; and four great grandchildren, Lexie, Chloe, Malachi, and Lucy. A celebration of her life will be held at Palmyra United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Palmyra United Methodist Church, 258 Palmyra Way, Palmyra, Va., 22963.

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MemorialOur loving dad passed away Aug. 21, 2017.

It’s so hard to let you go. But you got your wish, Dad. You missed her every day. You are finally with the love of your life. Your beautiful wife, Terry Gilligan, passed away Sept. 16, 2016, on your 66th wedding anniversary. You were together since you were 20. Quite a life to be proud of. You were so lost without her, Dad. You missed her so much and loved her so. Every day you wished you could be with her. You are okay now, Dad. The night you passed away I saw the most beautiful shooting star in the sky and I knew you made it. You are with the love of your life. That’s all you ever wanted. We’re so happy for you. We couldn’t be that selfish, Dad, to keep you with us forever. And now forever is with our beautiful Mom. Just keep flying, Dad, and reach up, and she’ll take your hand. And now forever is in heaven together, and no one will ever separate you.

Twas heaven to have both of you as a Mom and a Dad and a Nana and a Pop. No two people could ever be so loved. To have had you in our lives was truly the greatest gift of all: love. You will always be missed so much. And now heaven has two angels together again, two characters, so sweet, so kind, so loving. It’s heaven who is twice blessed. The stars in the sky are brighter now because you are together again.

You will always be the wind beneath our wings. Don’t forget, Dad…fly. She will reach out her hand.

God love you both. We will always, always love you.

Love your family: daughter Doreen Schuett, husband Rob, their children Ryan Elizabeth Baird, husband Todd, their son Scott Schuett and great granddaughter Miss Olivia Baird, daughter Karen Cailteux and son Michael Gregory Cailteux.

Let us rejoice as Mom and Dad go hand in hand in a mass given in their honor, a celebration of their lives at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, blessed with Father Gerald, on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at 11 a.m. with coffee and cake to follow. Please come and share the love.

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Patricia AdamsPatricia A. Adams, 89, passed away on Aug. 28, 2017. She was born in New York City but spent most of her adult life in Portsmouth and Charlottesville, Va.  She was the daughter of the late Cyril and Helen Arnold and was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Robert W. Adams.

Pat graduated from William and Mary College in 1949 with a degree in sociology. Her first job after graduating was as a first grade teacher in Henrico County for three years. After raising her children she returned to the public schools as a librarian at Park View Elementary in Portsmouth where she served for 10 years.

Pat was an avid reader and supporter of our public libraries. She also loved gardening, arranging flowers, traveling and cooking. She was involved in many social and philanthropic clubs including the Portsmouth Service League, PEO, and Daughters of American Revolution.  She loved history and spent many years as a docent at Monticello.

While attending William and Mary she met the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Adams. They were married for 62 years and had five children. They raised their children in Portsmouth but moved to Charlottesville when they retired and spent many happy years at Lake Monticello.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Lynn Hostetler (John), Jeff Adams (Carol), Beth Reitz (Danny), Bruce Adams (Denise) and Amy Conner (Craig); 10 wonderful grandchildren, Brian, Katie, Molly, Ross, Kelly, Morgan, Chris, Lucas, Clay and Sadie; two great-grandchildren, Sofie and Maddox; and a brother, Jeff Arnold (Paula).

The family extends their deep appreciation and gratitude to the dedicated and caring staff at Granny’s Place in Deep Creek. Tammy Bruan and the rest of the staff provided a truly loving “home” for Pat’s last few years of life.

A celebration of life was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Messiah United Methodist Church, 408 Dominion Blvd S. Chesapeake, Va., 23322.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fluvanna Public Library. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the online guestbook at www.omanfh.com.

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Constance DiFazioConstance June DiFazio, 83, of Charlottesville, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, after battling a malignant glioblastoma brain tumor.

Constance was born on June 14, 1934, in Dover, N.J., to the late Frederick and Emma Evans Lindenmayer. She was the beloved granddaughter of Winfred Loring Evans.

Connie was the National Gene Autry Merit Scholarship winner. She attended and graduated from the Rutgers University College of Pharmacy and went on to become a clinical hospital pharmacist.

Connie loved to play the piano and loved classical music. In her youth, she was actively involved in organized sports. She instilled in her children a love of learning, music, arts, and athletics. She also instilled a competitive drive and passion in her children to succeed in each of their endeavors.

Connie is survived by her husband of 62 years, Cosmo DiFazio, Md.; five children, Cosmo (Faye), Michael (Bonnie), Charles (Diane), Maria, and Patrick; 13 grandchildren, Cosmo, Michael, Emma, Ryan, Cody, Melissa, Kevin, Arielle, Greg, Kyle, Andrew, Isabella, and Francesca; and two great-grandchildren, Jaclyn and Wyatt.

A funeral mass was held on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Charlottesville. The burial followed the mass at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery in Palmyra. The family received friends on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. at Teague Funeral Service in Charlottesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, www.abta.org/donate/. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.teaguefuneralhome.com.

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Ron GaleRon Gale, a resident of Lake Monticello, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the age of 84.

He was born Jan. 7, 1933, in New York.

Ron is survived by his children and grandchildren, and many of those who have loved him.
He was an active member of the community. He served as a member of the Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce where he was the planning commissioner for 12 years. He also was owner of the Fork Union Hardware Store.

In his spare time, Ron enjoyed playing golf and cards with his friends. He was a dedicated fan of the University of Virginia women’s basketball team. He would never miss a game. Most of all he loved to travel. He enjoyed going to the beach and feeding the fish in the ocean.

A memorial service will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 4309 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra, Va., 22963, on Aug. 12, 2017, at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lake Monticello Fire and Rescue Squad at 10 Slice Road, Palmyra, Va., 22963.

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