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04/03/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
 Kitty Ilish Weaver

 Catherine Ilish Weaver
(d. 31 Mar 2011)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1937

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

  We have still more sad news this Sunday.  Kitty Ilish Weaver, Class of @ 1937, passed away in Newport News on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the age of 91. She was the sister of    Bertha Ilish Buras (February '42), Shirley Ilish Williamson, and Nick Ilish, and of the late Virginia Ilish Bowen,     George "Bubba" Ilish (07 Apr 1921 - 02 Feb 2008),     Linwood Ilich, Class of February 1946 (17 Dec 1927 - 21 Sept 2007), John Ilish, and    Dennis "Bootsie" Ilish, President of the Class of 1956 (d. 25 Aug 1997).

From the Daily Press - 04/03/11: 

                 Catherine Ilish Weaver


YORKTOWN - Catherine 'Kitty' Ilish Weaver departed this life on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the age of 91.

She was a lifelong member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and a graduate of Newport News High School. She retired from Civilian Personnel at Ft. Monroe and was a 50-year resident of York County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence P. Weaver; her parents, George and Bertha Ilish; a sister, Virginia I. Bowen; and four brothers, George, Linwood, John and Dennis.

Survivors include two sisters, Bertha Buras and Shirley Williamson; and a brother, Nick.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, also at the funeral home, with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Daily Press from April 3 to April 4, 2011. (There were four more entries in this Guest Book that were unfortunately lost.)
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April 03, 2011
We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Kitty's passing. I have such nice memories of her and her kindness as a child. I remember going to visit her at her house with my grandparents, Bev and Juanita Weaver.

~ Stephanie Weaver-Hautz, Yorktown, Virginia

April 03, 2011


   Our sincerest condolences are extended at this difficult time to the entire Ilish family and their friends.

   From Fred Field (June '45) of CA - 08/22/12, 5:21 PM - "    Linwood Ilish":

Hello Carol,         Wed. Aug. 22, 2012

Linwood Ilish appears on page 17 of the Feb. 1946 Anchor.

Fred W. Field
Loma Linda & Fullerton, CA

   Thank you so very much, Fred.   I'm so thankful for the clarifications you provide so that the records may be kept complete.

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

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!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Animated Navy and Army Flags clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

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

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

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