Samuel Howard Somervill, Jr.

NEWPORT NEWS - Samuel Howard Somervill Jr., 79, passed
away on Monday, Aug. 4, 2003. A native of Spencer,
W.Va., he had been a Newport News resident for 54
years. He served with the Army Air Corps in Europe
during World War II. He was a graduate of West
Virginia Tech. He retired from Newport News Public
Schools, after 35 years of service. He was an
Industrial Arts teacher, where he was known for his
love of woodworking and later became Supervisor of the
Printing Department. He was of the Protestant faith.
Mr. Somervill was preceded in death by his parents,
Samuel H. and Earnestine Somervill; his son, Steve
Somervill; and brother, Henry Somervill. Survivors
include his wife, Pauline D. Somervill; three
daughters, Cindy Modlin of Newport News and Annette
Taylor and her husband, Joseph, of Gloucester and
Cheryl A. Jefferys of Newport News; three sons,
Charles F. Somervill and his wife, Barbara, of
Simsonville, S.C., Timothy W. Rudisal of Newport News
and Dennis L. Rudisal and his wife, Denise, of Port
St. Lucie, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Connie Somervill;
nine grandsons, Steve Somervill and his wife, Lisa,
Kevin Somervill and his wife, Sally, Seth Somervill
and his wife, Samantha, Taylor Somervill, David Modlin
and his wife, Vickie, Tim Modlin, Steve Jefferys and
his fiancée, Nicole Sammarco, Adam Jefferys and Justin
Rudisal; three granddaughters, Kelly Wagner and her
husband, Steve, Catie Modlin and Rebecca Cogdill; nine
great-grandchildren; his brother, Ernest Somervill and
his wife, Rose Marie, of Spencer, W.Va.; two nieces of
West Virginia and one great-niece. The family will
receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.
6, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will
be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday in Peninsula
Memorial Park, officiated by Dr. K. Randel Everett.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American
Cancer Society, 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Suite 154,
Newport News, VA 23606.
Published in the Daily Press on 8/5/2003

Annette Taylor (Gloucester, VA )
August 5, 2003
Sam was a wonderful neighbor. I will never forget him.
Bob Linkous Jr (Hampton, VA )
August 5, 2003