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09/01/16 - NNHS Newsletter - John Lochstampfor

John George Lochstampfor, Jr.
(09 Nov 1930 - 28 Aug 2016)

Newport News High School Class of 1948

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Thursday.   John Lochstampfor, Class of 1948, brother of the late William Lochstampfor, Paul Lochstampfor, Marian Lochstampfor Scruggs, Frances Lochstampfor Powell, and Angel Lochstampfor, passed away in Seaford on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the age of 85. 

From the Daily Press - 09/01/16:

       John George Lochstampfor, Jr.


    SEAFORD - John George Lochstampfor, Jr., 85, a native and lifelong resident of the Peninsula, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 28, 2016 with his family by his side.

John was born on November 9, 1930 in Newport News, VA. He graduated from Newport News High School in 1948 and Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Apprentice School in 1953.

He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. Upon returning home after serving his country, John went back to work in the Shipyard as a Naval Architect until 1977, when the Designers went on strike.

He then went to work for M. Rosenblatt & Son in Arlington, VA. In 1979 an office was opened in his hometown of Newport News where he served as the Manager of Mechanical Design until his retirement in 1995.

John was a devout Christian and a lifetime member of Northside Christian Church beginning with the cradle roll at 24th Street Church of Christ which later became Northside. He served God in the church as a Deacon, Elder, Treasurer, Sunday School Teacher, and Trustee, was on the finance committee and was very active in the visitation program.

John Lochstampfor
  John enjoyed hunting in his younger days while fishing was his passion.

He was a Mason in the Bremond Lodge #241.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Alberta (Kellum) and John G. Lochstampfor, Sr.; his brothers, William and Paul; his sisters and brother's-in-law, Marian L. Scruggs (John), Frances L. Powell (Sidney) and his youngest sister, Angel; and his nephew, John C. Scruggs, III.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mildred Bland Lochstampfor; his children, Dianne L. Meadows, Kyle G. Lochstampfor (Meredith) and Paula L. Cawley (Mike); his grandchildren, Fran Risinger Beavers (Grant), M. Travis Meadows, Sydney B. Mumford (Kyle), Beth L. Lochstampfor, Michael J. Cawley, Jr., Johnathon K. Lochstampfor and Logan T. Lochstampfor; his great-grandchildren Jackson G. Risinger and Isabella E. Mumford; his great nephews John "Jay" C. Scruggs IV (Cassie) and James R. Scruggs (Kari); and two very special friends who were like family, Nannette and Nick Cicolini.

Visitation will be on September 2, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home.

A celebration of his life will be held at Northside Christian Church located at 1300 George Washington Memorial Hwy., Yorktown, VA 23693 on, September 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to immediately follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank Gentiva Hospice for their loving care and his granddaughter, Beth, who was a godsend in helping care for him over the past three years.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Northside Christian Church Building Fund. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on September 1, 2016.

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August 31, 2016 
One of favorite people ever. I am so sorry for your loss, Mildred, Dianne, Kyle, and Paula. Juney was a servant, a true servant. And had a wonderful sense of humor. He will surely be missed by so many, especially by your precious family. thinking of you so much. Penney

~ Penney Martin, Yorktown, Virginia

August 31, 2016 

  We love you, Poppa, and will miss you dearly. So thankful that you are no longer suffering and may now rest in peace. Now it is time to celebrate you, your life, and remember the wonderful man you were, and inspired others to be. I am blessed to have had you in my life, thankful for all you have done for me, and hope to continue to make you proud as you watch over our family from above. With all my love, Fran

~ Fran Beavers, Hampton, Virginia


August 31, 2016 

My heart breaks for such a loss. I'm so sorry Paula and Dianne. God bless you all.

~ Unsigned

August 31, 2016 

I so enjoyed talking to John especially about church and finances. He was so knowledgeable about finances and often offered me advice. I pray God's peace for Mildred and the family.
Dianne and family,
My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time in your lives. I pray that you will remember all the wonderful times you had with your Dad and that those memories bring a smile to your face.
Linda Stevenson

~ Linda Stevenson

August 31, 2016   

I was saddened to hear about John's passing but I know he is in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with all of his family. I know our Lord will give you peace and ease your pain of loss.


September 01, 2016 

So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.

~ T. Griffin, Newport News, Virginia

September 02, 2016   

Praying for you and your family, Di! Hugs and prayers during this difficult time. Lisa

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September 02, 2016   


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to John's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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?

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