Janet C. Vorhauer, 88, spent many afternoons on the links

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Janet C. Vorhauer
Janet C. Vorhauer

Janet C. Vorhauer, 88, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019, after a several-year struggle with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Reva Leffers; sister, Alice von Bergen (Bill); and husband of 36 years, John S. Carmines.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. J. Roy Vorhauer; daughters, Dr. Pamela K. Carmines, Susan C. Hogge (Jeff) and Erica D. Vorhauer; and sisters, Patty Thomas (Howard) and Marguerite Wetherington. Grandsons, Jeff Hogge Jr. (Stefanie) and John Hogge (Emily), sometimes called her “Princess” (she jokingly instructed them to do so when they were kids); and she cherished time spent with her four great-grandchildren.

Janet was born in Richmond, moved to the Peninsula at age 12 and graduated from Hampton High School in 1948. A longtime Poquoson resident, she sang in the choir at Trinity United Methodist Church and worked at James C. Moore Realty for more than 25 years. She loved playing cards (bridge, UNO, rummy — you name it!), boating and fishing, and spent countless days engaged in all three activities — passions that were facilitated by having the boat docked behind her home at the Salt Ponds in Hampton. She took up golf in her 70s and spent many afternoons on the links with Roy until her physical abilities became limiting.

Special thanks to the staff of Spring Arbor of Williamsburg, especially Clarissa and Felicia, for the skilled and loving care they provided the past few months.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 North Armistead Ave., Hampton. Funeral services will be held at noon, Thursday March 21, at the funeral home. Entombment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park mausoleum.

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