Obituaries

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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Marion “City” Snead Cole died in her sleep on February 3, 2016 at the glorious age of 97. City was a resident of Gordon House since late December and previously resided in her home in Fork Union.
She was born in Hagerstown, Maryland to William Frank Snead, Jr., and Isabel Creager Snead on July 22, 1918. She had four siblings: William “Billy” Snead, Kate S. Cranford, Ruth S. Holland, and Joe P. Snead. All predeceased her.
After graduation from Mary Washington College, City was employed as a private school teacher and during World War II, she worked at the Signal Corps in Washington DC. During that time, she met and married Lt. William McAvoy in 1942. Lt. McAvoy was killed in action in North Africa in 1943. City returned to Fluvanna County and was actively involved in her family’s furniture manufacturing business, Carysbrook Furniture. She met her second husband and father of her three children, Carter Anderson Cole, at the William Frank Hotel in Fork Union. They were married in November, 1950.
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George Robert (Bob) Miyagawa went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. He was born on July 30, 1932 to George Yoshio and Myra Nielsen Miyagawa in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Bob is survived by his wife, Bonny Miyagawa; his older brother James Miyagawa and wife Betty; his son John Miyagawa; his daughter Kay Miyagawa Ennis and husband Bill Ennis; his granddaughters Mary Beth Miyagawa and Sharon Miyagawa; grandsons Tucker Ennis and Trevor Ennis; nephews Dave Miyagawa and wife Marcia, Tom Miyagawa and wife Mary Claire.
A nephew, James Robert Miyagawa predeceased him in Oct. 2015.
He married Ellen Jane Brooks of Marshall, Michigan and they were married for over 50-years, until her passing in 2006. Late in life, he was fortunate to find love and companionship with his wife Bonny Turner, whom he married on July 20, 2013.
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Helen Marie (Messemer) Dallanegra, 82, of Lake Monticello, Virginia (previously of Holtsville, New York) passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at her residence.
She was born in Manhattan, New York on February 3, 1933, a daughter of the late Charles and Ann (Sullivan) Messemer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving brother, James Messemer.
Mrs. Dallanegra was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Throughout her life she had a special affection for her pets and animals of all kinds. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a happy disposition. Her warm smile will be greatly missed.
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