Julia Estelle Hamblet, 100, first Marine Corps Women’s Reserve officer candidate sworn in

Julia Estelle Hamblet

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Col. Julia Estelle Hamblet, 100, died Monday, April 17, 2017 in Williamsburg, Va. Miss Hamblet was born in Winchester, Mass., May 12, 1916, the daughter of Abel Martin and Marcia Coburn Hamblet. She attended the Hartridge School in Plainfield, N.J., graduated from Vassar College in 1937 and received a masters from […]

Thaddeus Wilbur ‘Thad’ Tate Jr., 92, W&M professor and Colonial Williamsburg historian

Thaddeus Wilbur ‘Thad’ Tate Jr., a scholar of colonial Virginia who taught in William & Mary’s history department and served in many capacities at the Institute of Early American History and Culture (later the Omohundro Institute), died Saturday morning, April 8, 2017. He was weeks shy of his 93rd birthday. Survivors include his stepmother, Lib […]

Hamilton Howard ‘Chubby’ Hughes, 69, worked at Jamestown as a master glass blower

Hamilton Howard 'Chubby' Hughes

Hamilton Howard ‘Chubby’ Hughes, 69, of Williamsburg, Va., passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017. He was born in Williamsburg and had been a lifetime resident. Chubby worked at Jamestown as a master glass blower for 20 years and retired from National Park Service. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen Hughes. […]

Lucinda ‘Cindy’ Overstreet Mitchell

Lucinda ‘Cindy’ Overstreet Mitchell passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Lucinda, a lifelong Peninsula resident, was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Lucinda is survived by her husband of 50 years, William Mitchell; three sons, Dwayne Mitchell, Kevin, and his wife, Melissa Mitchell, and Jason, and his wife, Katherine Mitchell; two granddaughters, Kaley and Kristen; […]

Robert J. Campbell, 92, maintained a love for the Navy throughout his life

Robert J. Campbell

Robert J. Campbell died peacefully Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Commonwealth Senior Living with his wife, Lillian, at his side. Bob was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Cambridge, Mass. When World War II started, Bob was at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., where he was studying industrial engineering. He had been awarded a full four-year […]