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03/10/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Mildred Terry Wolak

Mildred Terry Wolak
(d. 07 Mar 2013)

Newport News High School Class of 193_

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
   There is sad news again this Sunday. 
   Mildred Terry Wolak, Class of 193_, mother of  Nina Wolak McSherry (Ferguson HS - @ '65) of NC, passed away at Woodland Terrace Senior Living Center in Cary, North Carolina on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the age of 92. 

From the Daily Press - 03/10/13:

  Mildred Terry Wolak


CARY, NC - Mildred Terry Wolak, 92, of Cary, NC (formerly of Newport News, VA) passed away on March 7, 2013 in Woodland Terrace Senior Living Center, surrounded by her daughter and family.

She was born in Milledgeville, GA to Homer W. and Georgia F. Terry. She graduated from Newport News High School, worked at NACA (now NASA) where she met her husband, Francis S. Wolak. They were married for 50 years until his passing in 1993.

During those years she was a terrific wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. After her husband's retirement from NASA in 1973, they traveled Europe, across the United States, wintered in Florida, summered at Lake Gaston, NC and Newport News. They always went to dances and she even danced down the hallway with her walker at Woodland Terrace.


Mildred Terry Wolak



She has been a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Newport News since 1953, when it was dedicated.

She was preceded in death by her husband, and brother, Loy W. Terry.

She is survived by her daughter Nina W. McSherry and husband James P McSherry Jr. of Cary, NC; Grandson Brian P McSherry and wife Shannon; great-grandchildren Sydney, Katelyn and Brian Jr. of Raleigh, NC; Grandson Brad T. McSherry and wife Julie of Raleigh, NC (they are expecting a son in May); Her son Francis T. Wolak and wife Betsy of Newport News; Granddaughter Beth F. Pegram and husband Ron; great-granddaughters Brianna and Bethann of Poquoson, VA; Grandson Michael W. Wolak and wife Lisa of Newport News.

The family wishes a "Thank You" and gratitude to her loving and dedicated caregivers at Woodland Terrace for their years of care and service, especially at the end.

A Funeral mass will begin at 11:00am Monday, March 11, 2013 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Newport News with visitation one hour before mass at the church. Interment will follow the mass at Peninsula Memorial Park. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are requested to be sent to Hospice of Wake County; 250 Hospice Circle; Raleigh, NC 27607. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on March 10, 2013.
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March 10, 2013 
May God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

~ Barbara (Bobbye Davis) Young


March 10, 2013 

May the God of all comfort strengthen the family and friends during this difficult time of sorrow. Please find peace and comfort in Isaiah 65:17, 21-24.

~ Jeanette, New York

10, 2013
Terry, Betsy and family, Bobby and I are so sorry to read about your mother. He has told me stories of you and he playing baseball in the field by your home. Know that your mom has found peace now and with other family members
in heaven.

~ Bobby and Rebecca Bass, Denver, Colorado

10, 2013

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that the many good memories that your family shares bring you comfort.
Love, Judy and Tom

~ Unsigned


March 10, 2013
We were so sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy and love. Bubba and Pat Winston  
March 11, 2013
Terry, all your friends in E71 are very sorry to see that your mom has passed. We will have your family in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Roy Smoot, Hampton, Virginia

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Wolak'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

  O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Text: Anonymous; trans. by Paul Gerhardt and James W. Alexander
Music: Hans L. Hassler, 1564-1612; harm. by J.S. Bach, 1685-1750

1. O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, thine only crown:
how pale thou art with anguish,
with sore abuse and scorn!
How does that visage languish
which once was bright as morn!

2. What thou, my Lord, has suffered
was all for sinners' gain;
mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
'Tis I deserve thy place;
look on me with thy favor,
vouchsafe to me thy grace.

3. What language shall I borrow
to thank thee, dearest friend,
for this thy dying sorrow,
thy pity without end?
O make me thine forever;
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love for thee.

"O Sacred Head" midi courtesy of - 04/08/06

"O Sacred Head" lyrics courtesy of - 04/08/06

Image of Charles Bosseron Chambers' Painting, "The Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ", courtesy
of - 03/11/09

Image of Zabateri's Painting, "The Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ", courtesy
of - 03/11/09

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

Flower Bar 22 clip art courtesy of - hmm, I cannot seem to find that information at the moment...

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