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04/22/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Rosellen Hoffman Via

Rosellen Hoffman Via
(d. 20 Apr 2015)

Newport News High School Class of June 1938

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   There is still more sad news this Wednesday.  
    Rosellen Hoffman Via, Salutatorian of the Class of June 1938, passed away in Williamsburg on Wednesday, April 20, 2015 at the age of 93.

   I well remember the elegant Mrs. Via from our days at Trinity Methodist Church, and was saddened to learn of her passing.


From the Daily Press - 04/22/15:   

                  Rosellen Hoffman Via

   

WILLIAMSBURG - Rosellen Hoffman Via, age 93, was called home on Monday, April 20, 2015. She was the daughter of Rose Harman and Allan R. Hoffman, and loving wife of G. Guy Via, Jr. for 62 years until his death in 2006.

She is survived by her son, Gilbert Guy Via, III and his wife, Donna of Williamsburg, a grandson Guy Via, IV of Newport News, and by Jamie and Mark Radtke, their children Abigail, Sarah, and Luke, and by Mark and Juliet Brown and their son Jack, all of Richmond.

She also leaves her daughter, Sally V. Matthews of Houston, Texas and her husband Larkin, and their children Elizabeth and Seann Duffin, and son James; Catherine and Andrew Washington, and son Connor, all of Houston; and Jack and Marla Matthews and son Jackson of Tyler, TX.

 

 
 
 


Other survivors are her sister, Mrs. W. Walter Eames, her loving niece, Charlotte and husband Oliver Banks, all of Raleigh, NC, and two nephews, Allan Hoffman and wife Dawn, and Howard Hoffman and wife Elizabeth.

Mrs. Via was Salutatorian of the class of 1938 at Newport News High School, and graduated from Westhampton College of University of Richmond. Following graduation, she was employed at the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics, forerunner of NASA, at Langley Field.

Mrs. Via was a founder and charter member of the Hampton Roads Service League, which later became the Junior League of Hampton Roads, serving as its President from 1957-1959. In addition, she served on the Board of Directors of the Hampton Roads School of Speech, and was past president of the Hampton Roads Garden Club.

A lifelong Christian, Mrs. Via was a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church, and a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Newport News where she served more than 32 years as Chairman of its Altar Committee. She was also a member of the local board of the Institute of Commercial & Industrial Ministries.

Following a private burial, a celebration of Mrs. Via's life will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 24, in the sanctuary of Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road, led by Reverend Seann Duffin.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy be made to Williamsburg United Methodist Church, Williamsburg Landing Employees' Benevolent Fund, 5700 Williamsburg Landing Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185 or to the . View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press on April 22, 2015.  
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April 22, 2015

Hello Via Family, you don't know me but I just thought I would send you a little note. I was reading your Mom's/Grandmother's obituary and I was thinking to myself as I was reading it - WOW! what a remarkable lady, she was a member of this group, another group, in charge of some groups WOW! She was very active which probably helped her to live to the age of 93 - good for her! May the happy memories you have of her get you through this sad time and the happy memories to remain with you for the rest of your lives. My parents' memories make me smile to this day, I wouldn't know what I would do without them! My father passed away in 1985 and my mother in 2000. I still miss them but the memories come in handy! God bless Ms. Via and her family.

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Via's family and friends at this difficult time.


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
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Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by
George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 09 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".
 

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?


"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06

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