Obituaries

Rena BurtRena Mae (Davis) Burt, 76, of Lake Monticello, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville.
She was born on May 4, 1939, in East Orange, New Jersey, a daughter of the late Lester Thorn Davis and Gertrude J. (Petersen) Davis.
Rena was a retired Histology Technician. She was a member of the Lake Monticello Beautification Corps and enjoyed collecting birds and spoons from around the world as well as playing Mahjong.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, James S. Burt of Lake Monticello; two sons, Jeffrey Burt of New Bedford, New York and David Burt of Cambridge, England; one grandson, Dylan Thomas Burt; a sister, Anne Christine Bush of Tucson, Arizona; and a number of other extended family members and friends.
A funeral service was conducted at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home.
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M. DonohueMichael Stephen Donohue, 78, of Lake Monticello, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Hospice House in Charlottesville.
He was born on November 19, 1936 in New York City, a son of the late Thomas and Mary (Brick) Donohue.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Donohue.
Mr. Donohue graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College and Lehman College with a Master’s Degree in Recreation. He was a retired New York City Police Officer and was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Palmyra.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Carol A. Donohue of Lake Monticello; four sons, Mark of Palisades, NY, Matthew of Nyack, NY, Martin of Pearl River, NY and Thomas of Palmyra, VA; 9 grandchildren; and a brother, John, of New Rochelle, NY.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 6, 2015 by the Reverend Gerald Francis Musuubire.

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Robert Lester Cox, 92, of Chesterfield, Va. died peacefully at the home of Robert D. and Toni C. Cox of Palmyra. His son, Robert was by his father’s side when he passed away. Mr. Cox was a frequent visitor to Robert and Toni’s home in Palmyra, visiting Grace and Glory Lutheran Church until he became too frail. His favorite time to visit was during Old Farm Day where he could identify the old implements he used as a boy growing up on a farm in Lexington, Va. He loved to buy the fresh apple butter and insisted we be among the first ones at the event, “before they ran out.”
Mr. Cox was laid to rest on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Sunset Memorial Park in Chester, Va., next to his beloved wife of 57 years, Mary Louise Cox.
The Cox family would like to thank Rescue Unit 49 for their assistance during Mr. Cox’s final days. Robert and Toni could not have cared for Mr. Cox at their home without the support of the Hospice of the Piedmont, and are profoundly grateful for their service.

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Allene Crockett SizemoreAllene Crockett Sizemore, 70, of Palmyra, died Friday, March 20, 2015 at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville.
She was born on March 8, 1945 in Roanoke, a daughter of the late Thomas Graham and Allene (Raper) Crockett.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Warren Sizemore.
Allene was a homemaker and a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of Calvary Chapel Fluvanna and enjoyed horseback riding and helping others.
Survivors include three children, John Kent Sizemore, Sarah Elizabeth Sizemore, and Virginia Lynn Reed; a brother, Samuel Temple Crockett; two sisters, Elizabeth Crockett Way and Mary Craig Crockett Davis; three grandchildren; and a number of other extended family members and friends.
A memorial service was held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Calvary Chapel Fluvanna in Palmyra by Pastor Steve Feden. The family received friends immediately following the service.
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Paul H. McGuirePaul H. McGuire, 79, of Palmyra, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Hospice House in Charlottesville.
He was born on April 15, 1935 in Bayonne, New Jersey, a son of the late LeRoy and Ann (Hamilton) McGuire.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert McGuire.
Mr. McGuire worked as a Project Planner for an engineering firm before retiring to Lake Monticello in 1991. He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Palmyra. He enjoyed gardening and was Co-Founder of the Fluvanna Master Gardeners, which planted a garden for special needs children at Central Elementary School and for the Fluvanna County Senior Center. He was also a member of the Fluvanna Community Singers and the Choraliers.
Survivors include his wife, Judy McGuire of Palmyra; a son, Kevin McGuire of Ruther Glen, Virginia; a daughter, Anne Weinblatt of Indianapolis, Indiana; two sisters, Regina McGuire-Robb of Burke, Virginia and Elizabeth Joniec of Ohio; four grandchildren; and a number of extended family members and friends.
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