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12/11/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Mike Cash

Harry Michael Cash
(14 Jan 1951 - 10 Dec 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1970

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    There's more sad news today.    Mike Cash, Class of 1970, brother of the late Ron Cash (d. 09 Dec 2006) and Eva Jo Cash, passed away in Newport News on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, shortly before his 67th birthday.

From the Daily Press - 12/11/19:

                  Harry Michael Cash
      NEWPORT NEWS - Harry Michael "Mike" Cash, 68, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at the Warwick Forest Retirement Community in Newport News, VA.

Mike was born January 14, 1951 and grew up and later resided in Newport News. He graduated from Newport News High School in 1970 and served three years in the United States Army.

He later worked and retired from Newport News Shipbuilding after 27 years as an Electrician in Department X31. After retirement, he moved to Yorktown, where he enjoyed more time for his hobbies and working part time at the True Value Hardware store in Yorktown.

Mike was artistic and painted as a young man, but spent most of his life working with his hands and sharing his talents in the form of woodworking through handmade wood furniture and decorations for his home. He also enjoyed landscaping, working in his yard, and making his own home improvements. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend who enjoyed helping and spending time with others.


He was predeceased by his mother, Margaret Ann Cash Pugh; father, Harry Junior Cash; older brother, Ronald C. Cash; and younger sister, Eva Jo Cash.

He leaves to cherish his memory his ex-wife, Mary Sue Cash of Catawba, VA; older son, Jason Cash and his wife Lisa and their daughter Maisey, of Catawba, VA; and younger son, David Cash and his wife Jesi and their children, Lily, Emma, and Brody, of Newport News. He also leaves behind many loved family members, including nieces, nephews, and cousins

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Peninsula Funeral Home. A private graveside service will be held Friday at Peninsula Memorial Park in Newport News.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601.
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Published in Daily Press on December 11, 2019. 

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December 10, 2019

We are deeply saddened by Mike's passing. He was a lovely and caring man and will be missed dearly. Love in Christ, Pat and Sally K

~ Patrick Krystyn, Newport News, Virginia

December 11, 2019


December 11, 2019

Heartfelt condolences to the Cash family. As a 1970 classmate, Mike will remain in our thoughts and hearts.

~ Jennie Easmeil Alexander, Newport News, Virginia

December 11, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow. May your fond memories be your comfort in the days ahead until you meet again . Scott Laney and family

December 11, 2019

Mary Sue and Family,

We are so sorry to see Mike has passed away. We will pray for each and everyone at this time. David and Martha Hughes

  Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mike's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

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  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

Shall We Gather at the River

Words and Music by Rev. Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

 Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod;
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?


Yes, we'll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
We will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.


Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
And provide a robe and crown.


Soon we'll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease,
Soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.

"Shall We Gather at the River" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 07/15/07
at the suggestion of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 07/14/07
Thanks, Fred!

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