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 […]

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 […]

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