Obituaries

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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William “Bill” Post Schubart, 95, of Palmyra, PA formerly of Palmyra, VA passed away peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, December 3, 2015 in the Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, Palmyra. He was born Sunday, July 25, 1920 in New York City to the late William John and Florence (Post) Schubart. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 ½ years, Barbara-Ann Cole (Howell) Schubart.
He is survived by a son, William Jay Schubart and wife Jane Ruth of Linglestown, PA; a daughter, Wendy Jane Greenblatt of Ecuador; and a grandson, Oliver V. Gould of San Francisco, CA.
He proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. Bill retired from Mobil Oil as the Eastern Division Manager with 45 years of dedicated service. He resided at Lake Monticello, VA for 25 years and was an active golfer and avid boater. He was very active in his church membership.
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Patricia Ann McCampbell, 83, of Lake Monticello, passed away on November 25, 2015 in her home. She was born on October 30, 1932 in Stockton California, the daughter of the late Berwyn and Janice (Williams) Heryford. In addition to her parents, her sister, Elizabeth Carrington, and her two brothers, Doane and Allen, preceded her in death.
Pat grew up in Santa Rosa California. After graduating from Santa Rosa High School in 1950, she married the love of her life Leroy and traveled the world as a military wife.
Pat was one of the most courageous and inspiring persons you will every meet. Although she was stricken with a serious disability at age 19 she faced all challenges head on and never accepted “I can’t.” She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved to cook, entertain and play bridge. Interior design was one of her passions. She designed the interior lighting for several prominent buildings including the alternate white house.
Pat was a member of the South Plains Presbyterian Church in Keswick. She regularly volunteered for church and community service initiatives.
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