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Bertram “Bert” Clarence Agee, of Yorktown, died May 1, 2015, after a long battle with lung and heart problems. He was 80.
He was born in Tampa, Florida on Jan. 13, 1935, and has been a Peninsula resident since 1941. Following his graduation from Warwick High School in 1954, Bert served his military obligation in the U.S. Army’s 11th Airborne Division. He was a dedicated ranger serving in the Korean War and continued jumping out of airplanes for many years. He also loved sailing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Bert attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, graduating with a bachelor’s in engineering. After graduating, he attended the Refrigeration Service Engineering Society (RSES) which included heating, ventilation and air conditioning courses, completing it in 1964. Since March of 1979, Bert had built a large and efficient operation know as Bert’s Inc., serving the entire Peninsula.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hampton and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Newport News for many years. He enjoyed sponsoring new Catholics and returning Catholics to his faith.
He is survived by his wife of almost 11 years, Patricia Seitz Agee; sons, Joey Agee (Susan) and Bret Agee (Christine); daughters, Beverly Shenk (Mark), Beth Greene and Belinda Agee Greene; stepsons, Kevin Yeargin (Nhu) and Matthew Yeargin (Jennifer); and grandchildren, Elizabeth Agee, Catie Agee, Sean Quachyeargin, Bryen Quachyeargin, Myles Quachyeargin, Kathryn Yeargin and Kristina Yeargin.
The family would like to thank the staff at Heartland Hospice, especially nurse Jessica Ryan for her time and advice during this difficult time. Jessica’s husband Robert was also very helpful and was there for Pat at the end. They would also like to thank Fire Station No. 1 in Grafton for coming out on numerous occasions for assistance.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions in Hampton. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, conducted by the Rev. Sean Prince and the Rev. Msgr. Robert Perkins. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions.
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