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03/06/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Tommy Haskins

George Thomas Haskins, Sr.
(17 Aug 1940 - 4 Mar 2007)

Hampton High School Class of 1958

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Again we have more sad news to deliver. Tom Haskins (Hampton HS - '58), husband of    Kitty Norman Haskins ('57) of VA, has passed away at the age of 67.  Kitty is the older sister of    Jo Ann Norman Ivey ('59) of VA.

From the Daily Press - 03/06/07:

  George Thomas Haskins, Sr.

WARE NECK - George Thomas Haskins Sr. lost his battle with leukemia on Sunday, March 4, 2007. Tom was born Aug. 17, 1940 in Hampton, Va., attended Buckroe Schools and graduated from Hampton High School in 1958. Tom worked at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News Industrial for over 30 years and worked most recently as a National Sales Consultant with Sun-Star Electric, L. P. out of Lubbock, Texas. He was President and owner of G. Thomas Haskins Ltd. His community involvement included Gloucester Youth Football, Baseball and Basketball Associations, and Gloucester Middle School PTA. Tom was Presbyterian by faith and attended First Presbyterian Church. His parents, Thomas Conway and Winifred Watson Haskins, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Kitty Norman Haskins of Ware Neck; daughter, Mallory Haskins Young and husband, Eric of Williamsburg; son, George Thomas Haskins Jr. of Ware Neck. He was the proud grandfather of four grandsons, Tyler and Peyton Young of Williamsburg, Grinnan Haskins of Ware Neck and Henry Haskins of Dallas, Texas. He is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Natalie Haskins of New Orleans, LA and Frank and JoAnn Ivey of Zanoni, Va.; five nieces and nephews. Memorial services officiated by the Reverend Dr. James Johnson will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. Inurnment will be private. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In memory of Tom, memorial contributions may be made to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Office of Development, DUMC 3828, Durham, North Carolina 27710.

Published in the Daily Press on 3/6/2007.
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My prayers and thoughts are with you
Barbara Kemp Bostwick (Hertford, NC) - March 6, 2007
Dear Family,
I was so saddened to learn today that Tommy had passed. He was a true friend of 50+ years. A wonderful caring and fun loving friend. Although I did not see him often I will miss the communication that we had. Just know that he is in a good place. I sure will miss him.

Kay McVaugh Sluger (Stafford, VA) - March 6, 2007
Joyce Warden Counts (Glen Allen, VA) - March 6, 2007
John & Nancy Buhl (Richmond, VA) - March 6, 2007
I am soo sorry to hear about the loss of your dad and of JoAnn within 1 day. Just know that you have friends that are thinking and praying for your family during this time. Your dad seemed in good spirits when I waited on him about a month ago. Just take comfort in your memories that you shared until you see them both again.
Randi Riggs (Gloucester, VA) - March 6, 2007
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A good friend. He will be missed.
Steve Moore (Hampton, VA) - March 6, 2007
Tommy Haskins was the greatest dancer at H.H.S. and a cheerful person as well. My sincere regards to Kitty.
Judith Morecock Milteer
Judith Milteer (Williamsburg, VA) - March 6, 2007
Young Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.
The Warring Family
Betty Warring (Williamsburg, VA) - March 6, 2007
I guess Tommy and I were friends for life. I too was born in Phoebus the same day and year that Tommy was born. I grew up on Curry Street. Our last reunion Tommy stopped off to our room and we reminiscenced our growing up.
We were really sad to hear the passing of Tommy and we send our sympathies for Kitty and the Family
Herman "Dickie" Minga (Grand Bay, AL) - March 6, 2007
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My deepest sympathies go out to Kitty. I always thought Tommy was one of the coolest dancers I knew, and I'll miss him at our reunions.
Raoul Weinstein (Lakeland, FL) - March 6, 2007
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You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy & Donnie Spencer (Newport News, VA) - March 6, 2007
Kitty & family,
May God be your comfort as you go through your loss. Tommy will be missed by many. He will be waiting for us to dance with him in heaven, as he was so great at it!

Our Prayers go with you,
Judy Brock Hale & Jim Hale
Judy Hale (Cape Canaveral, FL) - March 6, 2007
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You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rudy & Gloria Ruskey (Maryville, TN) - March 6, 2007
No words can express how sorry I am for the loss of your father. I am thinking of you and your entire family ~  Peace be with you all.
Susan Haley Corson (Savannah, GA) - March 6, 2007
Dear Kitty, I am so sorry to learn of Tommy's passing. I remember and always admired how close you two were. Leaving for two weeks in Honduras building a church. Will stop by when I return.
Thornton Stovall (Stovall, NC) - March 7, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Hugh McLawhorn (Eden, NC) - March 7, 2007
Kitty, I'm sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. Please accept my sincerest sympathies.
Hubie Register (Richmond, VA) - March 7, 2007
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I will miss him. I know he's in heaven with my grandmother. It will be hard without him for all of us but he's in a better place where he will never have to fight cancer again. Gone but never forgotten.. I love ya'll. Keep in touch<3
Lauren Martin (Gloucester, VA) - March 7, 2007
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May God be with you and your family to comfort you with His love. I never met Tommy without a smile on his face.
Donald and Ellen Smith (Newport News) - March 7, 2007
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Ginger and EJ Rowe (Gloucester, VA) - March 8, 2007
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God gives us each a gift of life
To cherish from our birth.
He gives us friends and those we love
To share our days on Earth.

He watches us with loving care
And takes us by the hand,
He blesses us with countless joys
And guides the lives we’ve planned.

Then, when our work on Earth is done,
He calls us to His side,
To live with Him in happiness
Where peace and love abide.

Arline Walton Silverthorn HHS Class of 58
Arline & Bobby Silverthorn (Hampton, VA) - March 8, 2007 
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Tommy and family

Just wanted to let you know you have been in our thoughts and prayers since hearing about your loss. Cherish the memories you shared with your Dad. May God grant you and your family the comfort and peace they need right now and in the days to come.

Thinking of You
Cynthia, David and Daniel Dea
Cynthia, David and Daniel Dea - March 8, 2007 
Dear Kitty and Family,

I was deeply saddened to read of Tom's passing. I will always remember him as a great coworker and dear man. He was respectful and kind. It was evident that he truly loved his family and greatly enjoyed dancing. He will be missed.

Bill and I send our prayers and hope you are comforted at this difficult time.
Sandy Becker (Newport News, VA) - March 9, 2007 
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Words are not much help at a time like this but I wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Tommy smiling and dancing many years ago.
Jill Douglass Schumacher (Spring, TX) - March 9, 2007 
I can close my eyes and see Tommy dancing like it was yesterday. He made wonderful contributions in his too short lifetime but will be remembered by many because of them. I send my deepest sympathy to his family.

Melissa Farster Sharpley HHS '57
Melissa Sharpley (Raleigh, NC)  - March 15, 2007 
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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the Haskins and Norman families and their friends at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

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