Obituaries

Bea passed away at home in Lake Monticello, Va. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.
Born in New York City on April 6, 1932, Bea was the second of four daughters born to Helen and David Brown, who both had emigrated from Ireland.
Bea first met her husband of nearly 62 years, Richard T. Moore (Dick), in 1946, when she was 14 years old. They married on February 28, 1954 and had two children, Carol and David. Bea and Dick moved from New York City to Selden, New York, in 1966 and retired to Lake Monticello in 1993.
Bea is survived by her husband and children; son-in-law, Jonathan Fisher; daughter-in-law, Susan Moore; grandchildren, Kevin and Nicole Moore; step-grandchildren, Colin and Gavin Fisher; and more than a dozen nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Bea’s life and internment of her ashes will be held in May 2016.
Bea loved animals, and most especially her treasured pets Pinky, Boots, Cookie and Muffin. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to a no-kill animal shelter or to the ASPCA.
Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home handled arrangements. Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com

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Joseph Vincent Favia Jr., 81, of Lake Monticello, passed away Tuesday evening, December 8, 2015 at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.
He was born on December 26, 1933 in Hackensack, New Jersey, a son of the late Joseph V. Favia Sr. and Pauline (Arenge) Favia.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine (Demmie) Favia and a brother, Charles Favia.
Mr. Favia worked for many years as a carpenter before transitioning into major construction. He retired in 1991 as Facilities Manager for City Federal Savings and Loan Bank in New Jersey. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955 until 1957 and was in the Corps of Engineers where he helped to repair runways for the Air Force in England. He was also stationed in Germany and France.
He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing and was a member of several hunt clubs in Pennsylvania. He also enjoyed gardening and playing poker.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara (Birle) Favia of Lake Monticello; two daughters, Paulette Grimm and husband, Russell of Glenwood, New Jersey and Kathleen Favia of Hamburg, New Jersey; two grandchildren, Christina DeShields and husband, Keith of Bridgewater, New Jersey and Russell Grimm of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; a brother, Richard Add a comment

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Amy Lynette “Pockets” Helbert, 41, of Palmyra, Va., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at Sentara RMH Medical Center.
She was born in Harrisonburg on March 29, 1974, and was a daughter of LeRoy Casper Lohr, of Mt. Solon, and the late Janice Louise (Clinedinst) Lohr.
Amy worked as a DMV clerk at E. W. Thomas Grocery. She was active in children and youth ministry at Word Ministries for one year and at Faith Christian Center International for six years with the children and three years in youth. Amy and John were involved in foster care and she helped announce football games at Fluvanna High School. Her nickname came from John wanting to keep Amy in his pocket, and in turn she called him her “treasure” and “shadow”.
She was united in marriage on May 31, 1997 to John Thomas Helbert, III, of Palmyra.
Surviving in addition to her husband and father is a sister, Ranita Cook and husband Lucas, of Mt. Solon; foster son, Emone, and her beloved cats, Jae and Sarge.

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The last remaining fan of scrapple has passed away. Cynthia Robin “Don’t call me Cynthia” Reed, 65 physically, 25 mentally, of Palmyra, Va., passed away Thanksgiving day after what experts are calling, “six and a half decades of pure awesomeness.”
Known for her infectious smile, a lightning-fast bingo dauber, and creating weird snacks for her children and grandchildren (ice cream cone filled with peanut butter and raisins, anyone?), Robin never met a stranger (which made “stranger danger” a hard concept to grasp as we were growing up). It could be argued she was Facebook before Facebook, cute kitten videos included. She’d even been known to talk about the folks on her soap opera, All My Children, as if they were part of the family.
Recently retired from Fluvanna County Public Schools Technology Department (did they know she couldn’t operate the satellite dish remote at home?), Robin held a slew of jobs over the years ranging from figurine painting (Santa figurine, anyone?) and house cleaning to working at DuPont, driving a school bus, and caring for special education students as a classroom aide.
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David Chappell Whitcomb, 80, of Lake Monticello, died on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at his home.
He was born on November 27, 1935 in New Haven, CT, a son of the late John Richard Whitcomb and Edith (Bloomberg) Whitcomb.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, J. Richard Whitcomb.
Mr. Whitcomb served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1959 and attended the University of New Haven. He was a volunteer with the North Guilford, CT Fire Company and retired as a sales representative for the Robert E. Morris Company after 22 years of service. After moving to Lake Monticello he was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Keswick and enjoyed playing golf.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Karen Anderson Whitcomb; three children, David Whitcomb, Jr. (Emma) of Evanston, IL, Roger Whitcomb (Jennifer) of Lunenburg, MA, and Melissa Sysling of Earlysville, VA; 10 grandchildren, Roger, Jr., Adam, Sarah, Abbey, Emily, Mason, David and Kate Whitcomb, and Logan and Dorothy Sysling; and a sister, Johann Whitcomb Ross of Selbyville, DE.
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