Obituaries

Richard Anthony Schwarz, age 72, of Lake Monticello, passed away on November 13, 2015 at UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife and daughters by his side.
Richard was born September 1, 1943 in New York City to the late Philip and Marjorie (Bury) Schwarz. He is survived by his wife, soulmate and best friend of 36 years, Kim Schwarz; two daughters of whom he was so proud, Jennifer Schwarz of Santa Ana, CA, and Erin Halkin & her husband Jeremy of Virginia Beach, VA; & grandchildren Mikah & Zoey, whom he loved so much. Richard never got over losing his older brother, Philip Schwarz, but always maintained a deep friendship with his widow Alvera Schwarz of Clovis, CA. He always cherished his high school buddies Noel, Willie & Ray (Ambrose), his weekly lunch partner Dick, his neighbors Missy & George, Freddie & Diana, June, and in-laws Karen & David. He loved woodworking, fishing, boating, camping, computers and his dogs.
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Craig Hamilton Wilson, 70, of Lake Monticello, died on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Hospice House in Charlottesville.
He was born on December 12, 1944 in Pennsylvania, a son of the late Harrison Wilson and Elsie (Williams) Wilson.
Craig retired from Klearfold/Mead-Westvaco as V.P. of Operations after 32 years of service.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Jane Elizabeth Wilson; his children, Jennifer Wilson, Craig Wilson, Jr., and Carter Wilson, all of PA; Matthew Wilson of Lake Monticello and Tyler Wilson of Charlottesville; a brother, Parker Wilson of PA; two sisters, Gay Kendall and Gweneth Wolstenholme, also of PA; and four grandchildren. “Although the center of our universe is no longer with us, he will never be forgotten. We love and will miss you very much.”
Memorial services will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date.
Thacker Brothers Lake Monticello Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.

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Mary J. Anderson, 77, of Caroline County died Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at her home.
Born on Halloween 1937 in Winchester TX, Mary never stopped going her entire life. She was an active member of each community she was a part of during her life. She grew up between Texas and Louisiana on the oil coast; her parents were Roy Jorgensen and Nellie Joyce. Mary entered Louisiana State University in 1955 on an academic scholarship and tried to major in chemical engineering but was denied as that was not proper. So she got a BS, MS, and PhD in Mathematics from LSU; teaching along the way. She was the seventh woman to receive a PHD in math from LSU.
She changed people’s lives as a teacher at Mississippi State University; she went on to become a valued engineering manager at Exxon/Mobil in Denver, CO and Midland, TX. She retired in 1995 and moved to Charlottesville, VA to be near her family. She was on the Board of Lake Monticello, and Lake Land’Or Owner’s Associations which eventually led to her election to the school board of Caroline county. She was always passionate about education and fiscal responsibility and Mary felt the need to get involved with and help the local kids.
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Lila Mason Roland, daughter of the late Katie Fowler Roland and Major Roland, died Oct. 16, 2015 at the age of 95 surrounded by her family. Lila was born on Sept. 20, 1920 and grew up in Fluvanna County, Virginia. She lived in Baltimore, Maryland with her daughter and family. Lila was loved by many and will be greatly missed. She is in a better place, resting with no more pains. She loved her family and others that she knew.
Services were held Oct. 23 starting at 10 a.m. at St. John Alpha and Omega Pentecostal Church located at 1950 West North Avenue Baltimore, Maryland.

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Mary Jane  Holland SheridanMary Jane Holland Sheridan, 90, of Kents Store, Va. died Friday Oct. 9, 2015 at her home surrounded by family and friends. Mrs. Sheridan was born Sept 25, 1925, daughter of the late Hughes and Annie Holland. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Andrew M. Sheridan, Sr., three brothers, George, Jimmy and Phil Holland, one daughter-in-law, Virginia Cameron “Puddin” Sheridan, and one great grandson, Bennett Dale Ross. She is survived by five children, Frankie and Kris, Mel and his wife Donna, Mary Annie and her husband Carol, Sandy and her husband Rusty, and Mike and his wife Kristie; two sisters, Sophia Pryor, Julia Davidson and their families and one beloved family member Frank “Archie” Woodson; 14 grandchildren, Patrick, Nikki, Paul, Andrew, John, David, Ben and Luke Sheridan, Jennifer, William and Matthew Henley, Michelle Lee, Scott Ross and Katherine Harrison; 9 great grandchildren, Timothy, Drew, Macon, Sadie and Hughes Sheridan, Berkeley and Arden Ross, Ashton Lee and Baby Harrison due in November. Mary Jane was the Vice President and Treasurer of Sheridan Funeral Home, a founding member of the Fluvanna Rescue Squad and long term member of the Fluvanna Christian Service Society. She was a lifelong member and faithful servant of her beloved Byrd Chapel United Methodist Church and devoted keeper of the church cemetery records. She was a friend and servant to all in need of a meal, a loving smile or a helping hand. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Neil McLaughlin were held on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Byrd Chapel United Methodist Church in Kents Store. Sheridan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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