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07/12/12 - NNHS Newsletter - Bernie Malpass

Burnice Edward Malpass
(19 July 1941 - 11 July 2012)

Newport News High School Class of  1960

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
   We have still more sad news today. 
     Bernie Malpass, Class of 1960, passed away in Wilmington, North Carolina on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at the age of 70. He was the brother of    Evelyn Malpass Schaal ('61) of VA and    Glenn Malpass ('65) of VA.

                   Burnice E. Malpass



WILMINGTON, N.C. - Burnice "Bernie" Edward Malpass, 70, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Dunn, N.C., on Dec. 19, 1941, to the late Burnice and Elsie Malpass.

In addition to his parents, Bernie was preceded in death by his wife Rita in 2010.

Bernie was a Commander in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1964 and a member of the Reserves from 1965 to 2001. He returned to Wilmington in 1993 after residing in Germany for 4 years. He worked for the Merchant Marines from 1993 until he retired in 2000.

Surviving are his two sons, Christopher Steven Malpass of the home and Roman Kerler of Augsburg, Germany; one daughter, Michelle Maria Starling of Wilmington; one grandson, Matthew McLaughlin of Wilmington; one sister, Evelyn Schaal of Gloucester; and one brother, Glenn Malpass.


Bernie Malpass



A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2012, at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel with a Mass of the Resurrection to follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens.View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from July 12 to July 13, 2012. (This Guest Book had five entries, most of which were unfortunately lost.) View Guest Book


July 12, 2012 
Going to miss you, My Old Friend. We had some good times at.....

- Jimmy Johnson

July 12, 2012  

With sincere sympathy to the family from a NNHS '60 class....

- J. F. White

July 12, 2012
Am sorry to hear the passing of Bernie. We had some good....

- Dick Beasley

July 12, 2012 
Glenn, I just learned of your brother's passing. I have.....

- Jim (Jimmy) Dossett

July 13, 2012
Thanks to all of Bernie's buddies for your loving memories....

- Evelyn Schaal

July 13, 2012 

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Bernie's family and friends at this difficult time.

   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
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.

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