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01/30/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Tommy Ware

Thomas Rosenberger Ware, Jr.
(d. 27 Jan 2013)

Newport News High School Class of June 1943

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.      Tommy Ware, Class of June 1943, passed away at home in Newport News on Wednesday, January 27, 2013 at the age of 87.

  From Jay Gunter (Ferguson HS - '66) of VA - 01/31/13, 7:10 PM - "  Thomas Rosenberger Ware, Jr."


An old family friend passed away. Tommy Ware NNHS '43

Jay Gunter FHS "66  

   Oh, Jay, thank you so much for sending this to me; I missed reading the obituaries for this day, and it would have been forever lost to me.  You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your friend.

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/05/13, 11:27 PM - "  Tommy Ware":

Tommy Ware is my first cousin once removed. His mother (Ida Evans Ware) and my grandmother (Maggie Evans Linkous) were sisters.

   Oh, David, I'm so sorry!  You have my condolences on the loss of your cousin.  

From the Daily Press - 01/30/13:

          Thomas Rosenberger Ware, Jr.


    NEWPORT NEWS - Thomas Rosenberger Ware, Jr. died at home January 27, 2013, at the age of 87.

He was born and raised in Newport News, graduating from Newport News High School in June 1943. He spent his entire career at Newport News Shipbuilding, where he retired in 1987 as an instructor in crane safety and operations. His joy and passion for life centered around his family, friends, the James River, and his beloved "Shack".

Tom is preceded in death by his loving wife, Eleanor Wilson Ware.

Tommy Ware
  He leaves loving memories with his daughters Nancy Ellen Ware Allen of Newport News, Linda Louise Ware Schocklin and husband Leo V. Schocklin, Jr. of Chesapeake, and sister Dona Elaine Lynch of Birmimgham, AL, grandchildren Barrett Thomas Allen and wife Lori of Newport News, Lindsey Allen Collins and husband George of Jacksonville, NC, Thomas Walter Schocklin of Charlotte, NC, and Michelle Renee Schocklin of Chesapeake, adopted family Robert G. Johnson of Williamsburg and Christopher S. Johnson and wife Grete of Newport News, great grandchildren Ella Collins, Ryder Allen, Silas Collins, Violet Allen and Rynn Collins along with multiple nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Wed., Jan. 30, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 31 at the funeral home, with Rev. Seth Horrell and Rev. Clarence Hilling officiating, with burial following in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity . View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on January 30, 2013.

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January 30, 2013
Dear Nancy and Family
I am so sorry for your loss. Though I met your dad only a few times, his sense of humor and inviting personality left a lasting impression on me. May you be embraced by Our Heavenly Father during this time and beyond.
With Deepest Sympathy and Love,
Nancy Millikin 

January 30, 2013

Dear Ware Family,
You are in our prayers and thoughts at this time of your loss.
May our God surround each of you with comfort and peace.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Memories are forever and I have many. Tom was a kind and caring man. I remember the times he would come in the Hidenwood store for Chicken and Dumplings. Always a kind word & a great big hug.
Grace, Peace, and Love, Mildred and Janet

January 30, 2013

Nancy, Barrett & family,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Dawn Foy Hicks, Newport News, Virginia

January 30, 2013

Dear Nancy and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss of your dad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Hold on to your memories and the love of the Lord, He'll see you thru.

Much Love,

Zack & Ellen

~ Zack and Ellen Phillips, Blue Grass, Virginia

January 30, 2013


Sorry to hear about your dad. I am certain he is in heaven reunited with your mom and Paige. May God wrap His loving arms around you in this time of loss.

~ Bud and Yolanda Park

January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013

I'll miss you, GrannyDaddy. I've never met a man more devoted to his spouse, family, and to the rich history and families of Newport News. Thank you for all the stories and milkshakes. To Nancy, Lindsey and Barrett, I love and miss you all very much. You will all be in my thoughts.

January 30, 2013

Nancy, Barrett and family I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that beautiful memories of him ease the burden of your loss.

~ Robin Bowling

January 31, 2013 

Stuart Gardens was a wonderful place to call home and from my childhood I have fond memories of both of your parents. I am so sorry for your loss and know they are together again in heaven.

~ Brownie Shaffer Haracivet, Ft. Monroe, Virginia

January 31, 2013

Nancy, Lindsey and family, may God be with you during your loss. Tom was a good man, it was a pleasure to know him. Our prayers are with your family.

~ Russ and Cindy Collins, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

January 31, 2013

Nancy, Linda I always thought a lot of my father's brother. Tommy was a wonderful man and his memory will live on in our hearts forever.

February 01, 2013

Dear Nancy and Linda,
I am so sorry for your loss. I loved being your neighbor and loved when your dad would come out and play with all of us kids! What precious memories we all share. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

February 05, 2013


   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Tommy'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

I Will Arise

Lyrics by Joseph Hart in Hymns Composed on Various Subjects (1759);

Music, "Arise", from William Walker's Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1835)

1. Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity joined with pow'r.

Refrain: I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

2. Come, ye needy, come, and welcome,
God's free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.


3. Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Bruised and broken by the fall;
If you tarry till you're better,
You will never come at all.


4. Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth
Is to feel your need of Him.


"I Will Arise" midi (Sequenced by Ron Getman
courtesy of - 03/13/06

"I Will Arise" lyrics courtesy of - 03/13/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

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