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04/19/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Gene Stanfield

Harry Eugene Stanfield
(d. 15 Apr 2011)

Newport News High School Class of 1956

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 We have still another sad if slightly belated edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Tuesday afternoon.    Gene Stanfield, Class of 1956, passed away in Grafton on Friday, April 15, 2011. His wife,   Anne Bradshaw Stanfield, also Class of 1956, preceded him in death by almost two years.

  From Bruce Sims ('56) of VA - 04/19/11, 12:26 PM - "  Harry "Gene" Stanfield NNHS 56":


Another sad note. Gene Stanfield, widower of   Anne Bradshaw Stanfield (d. 23 May 2009), died Friday in York County. Both were1956 classmates and will be sadly missed by all who knew them.


   Oh, Bruce, I'm so sorry to learn this! There has been so much sadness lately! I don't know how I missed this one. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your classmate.

From the Daily Press - 04/17/11:

               Harry Gene Stanfield
      GRAFTON - Harry 'Gene' Stanfield, passed away Friday, April 15, 2011, at his home in Grafton.

A native of Danville, Va., he had been a Peninsula resident most of his life and had been a resident of Grafton for 36 years. He retired, after 30 years of service, from Newport News Shipyard as a supervisor in the X42 department. He also worked for the Railroad Co. for three of those years. Gene was a dedicated member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, where he was active in the food pantry. He was one of the founding members of the USDA Program for Berkley Village, along with his wife, Anne, and former missions director, Judy Teagle. Gene enjoyed cooking for numerous church functions throughout the years. He also enjoyed dancing with the love of his life, Anne. Gene also enjoyed working in his yard, fishing and crabbing with friends and family. A quote that he lived by was, ' Do all the good you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can'.
Gene Stanfield

He was preceded in death by his childhood sweetheart since sixth grade and loving wife of 52 years, Anne B. Stanfield.

He is survived by his daughter, Abby Stanfield of Yorktown; son, Brad Stanfield and wife, Denise of Yorktown; three grandchildren, Heather Lauren, Brittany Leigh, and Taylor Nicole Stanfield; his brother, LD Stanfield and his wife, Theresa of Newport News; many cousins, other family; and also a number of dear friends to include Leslie, whom he thought of as one of his own.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to lifelong devoted friends Joe and June Sharp.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church's Food Pantry, 1024 Harpersville Rd., Newport News, VA 23601.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from April 17 to April 18, 2011.
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April 17, 2011

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Stanfield. He was the father of one of my early childhood playmates, Brad Stanfield, and I remember all the time he spent with us kids. He was the kind of dad that would get out there and throw a ball to us as well as helping us build a great tree fort. My sympathies to Brad and his sister, Abby.

~ Russ Smith, Dale City, Virginia

April 17, 2011
My deepest sympathy for Abby and Brad, Gene always made me feel welcome in their home; and God will welcome him home into His. God bless you. Hope there's lots of crab pots in Heaven.

~ Unsigned


April 17, 2011
Abby and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

~ Michele Childs, Virginia

April 17, 2011

Abby and Brad - I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a good man.

Mb. Foyles

~ Michael Foyles

April 17, 2011
  Abby and family-We are so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. With our deepest sympathy.

April 18, 2011
Abby & Brady, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always, Uncle Gene! Our thoughts are with both of you!

~ Donna Webb Ickes

April 18, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Stanfield was an admirable man. I met him recently and enjoyed the time I spent with him.
May you be encouraged and blessed.

~ Beulah Davis, LSW, Riverside Hospice, Newport News, Virginia

April 18, 2011
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Gene in the shipyard as did my father, John Tyminski. He was a good man. He always looked out for me. I was happy for him when he retired but I missed him terribly. Your family is in our prayers.

~ Peggy Tyminski, Norfolk, Virginia

April 18, 2011
Brady & Abby, so sorry for the loss of your father. He was such a great guy! Our thoughts are with you both! In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always, Uncle Gene! Love, Donna Webb Ickes & John
April 18, 2011
Abby - I am so sorry to read of your Dad's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

~ Ami Smith, Yorktown, Virginia


April 18, 2011
  To Abby and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I will keep you in my prayers, and may GOD be with you.

April 18, 2011
Abby and Brad:
We met your father many years ago through Joe and June Sharp; he was such a great guy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Wishing you a short time of mourning and a lifetime of cherished memories.
With deepest sympathy,
Linda and Solomon
April 18, 2011
  Abby & Brad:
Our Prayers & Thoughts are with the two of you during this difficult time.
Always remember the good times you had with your Dad & cherish those moments.

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Stanfield family and their friends.

   This information is also posted here:

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

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?

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