Philip Brooke Magruder Jr., 93, founding member of Williamsburg St. Andrew’s Society

Philip Brooke Magruder Jr.

Philip Brooke Magruder Jr., 93, a devout Christian, died peacefully with his family present Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. He was born in Raleigh, N.C., and moved to Richmond, Va., at an early age. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and completed his degree in business administration from Virginia Tech after serving in World […]

Anne Elizabeth Simington Scott, 104, social worker who guided many through the gift of adoption

Anne Elizabeth Simington Scott

Anne Elizabeth Simington Scott, 104, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017. She was in her right mind into the very last hours of her long and well-traveled life. Anne was the oldest of six. She was born Nov. 4, 1912, in Montour County, Pa., to Alice B. Bower and William McClanathan Simington. She was raised […]

James William ‘Jim’ Burns III, 84, partial to walking on his hands

James William 'Jim' Burns III

James William ‘Jim’ Burns III, 84, otherwise known to his friends and family as ‘Jimmy,’ ‘J.B.,’ ‘Mr. Burns,’ ‘Coach,’ ‘Mr. Bernstein,’ ‘JimGym,’ ‘St. James,’ ‘Dad,’ and ‘Papa,’ passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017. He spent his last days surrounded by his loved ones. Jim will always be remembered as the guy who did handstands on the […]

Elaine Kathryn Sharp, 85, admired for her keen wit

Elaine Kathryn Sharp

Elaine Kathryn Sharp, 85, finally lost her long, valiant and often difficult battle with several illnesses, lung cancer and dementia. She died one week short of her sixty-third wedding anniversary. She was born in Philadelphia in 1931 to Betty and Walter Paine, and was raised almost from infancy by her maternal aunt and uncle, Kathryn […]