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BRYAN, Mark Douglas "Coach," 60, formerly of Mechanicsville, currently of Colonial Heights, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012 at his residence. Mark graduated from the University of Richmond with a Master's Degree in Physical Education. He was a faculty member at Richard Bland College for over 20 years as a professor and was currently the athletic director at Richard Bland College. He was also a faculty member at John Tyler Community College as a professor. He was an avid softball player until the last month of his life. Mark loved coaching and refereeing basketball. Mark is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Ann Bryan; son, Matthew James Bryan of Richmond; daughter, Randi Denise Bryan of Williamsburg; mother and father, Douglas F. and Juanita Edwards Bryan, of Mechanicsville; the mother of his children, Diana U. Iannuzzi of Williamsburg; sister, Dianne B. Klopp and husband, Brian, of Mechanicsville; nephew, Bryan L. Garbett and wife, Sarah, of Richmond; nieces, Lisa D. Klopp and Lauren D. Klopp, of Mechanicsville; a special uncle, Junie Bryan; devoted friends, Oscar Giles, Jackie Bostain, Jay Tignor and Phil Faircloth; and devoted pets, Mickey, Priss and Rowdy. The family would like to thank Dr. Weiss and staff at UVA Cancer Center and Crater Community Hospice. A special thanks to LeAnn Binger for her devoted help to our family. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2012 in the Richard Bland College Gymnasium, 11301 Johnson Road, Petersburg, Virginia 23805, with Dr. James B. McNeer officiating. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mark Bryan Scholarship Fund at Richard Bland College. Arrangements are being handled by the Colonial Heights Chapel fo E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
CUNEO, Carol Anne, a former chair of the Fine Arts Department at Lee-Davis High School, and a top producer for Long & Foster Real Estate, died Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Henrico Doctors' Hospital. She was 57, and lived in Richmond. Ms. Cuneo, who devoted 34 years to students at Lee-Davis, was diagnosed with advanced cancer just three weeks after her mother died at age 90 in early October 2007. A New York City native, Ms. Cuneo who won a scholarship to the prestigious Pratt Institute in Manhattan at age 16, had an adventurous spirit. After graduating from high school, she told her mother she was going to a concert in upstate New York. There she saw Jimmy Hendrix play the Star Spangled Banner, and other greats at the first Woodstock Music Festival in August 1969. She never called home cause the lines were too long at the few pay phones and she didn't want to miss any music, she later told her husband. Soon she was on her way to Richmond to begin her Bachelor of Fine Arts study at VCU. On the drive, she saw her first cow that was not wrapped in cellophane in a grocery store. After graduating in 1973, she and a girlfriend backpacked across England and Europe for six months. She started teaching at Lee-Davis in January 1974. She developed the photography program, helping her students qualify for college scholarships. Under Ms. Cuneo's guidance, the art and literary magazine, Pinpoint, won state and national awards. During school vacations, she chaperoned Lee-Davis students on trips to England and Europe. Ms. Cuneo's after school job was real estate. In her 18 year career, she sold properties valued at more than $67 million, and she was a key agent in a planned 90-plus townhouse complex in Mechanicsville. Ms. Cuneo was unable to continue teaching after being diagnosed with colon cancer. She is survived by her husband, Michael P. Grim of Richmond; and her brother, Donald F. Cuneo of Bel Air, Md.; and nieces and nephews. As a longtime friend of animals, she asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Animal Rescue Organizations.
ESHLEMAN, David Martin, 78, of Mechanicsville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 30, 2019. He was born in Chester, Pa., to Gabriella and Martin Eshleman on November 9, 1940. David served in the U.S. Army for three years in Germany and held degrees from Bob Jones University and VCU. He was married to the love of his life, Charlene Humphries Eshleman, for 39 years. He was a well-loved teacher and influential coach at Lee-Davis High School for 33 years. He also coordinated an exchange of over 500 students through the German-American Partnership Program. David is survived by his wife, Charlene; and his brother, Jeffery Eshleman. A Celebration of Life will be held at Fairmount Christian Church in Mechanicsville, on August 8, at 6:30 p.m. Family will receive friends at 5:30 p.m.
SALE, Elizabeth Goodwin, 86, of Mechanicsville, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2009. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dr. Lindsay Sale Tinney. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Jack Sale; her children, Shannon Sale Ryan and husband, Rick, and Karla Sale Ogden and husband, Dan; five grandchildren, Devin Sale Ryan-Thiel and husband, John, Carey Sale Ryan, Logan Sale Ryan, Daniel Cameron Ogden and Hunter Charles Ogden; sister, Winnie Goodwin Gordon; also several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sale was a member of Cool Spring Baptist Church, a Hanover County school teacher for 29 years, a graduate of Longwood College, a member of the Virginia YMCA Board, ADK International Teachers Sorority, the American Cancer Society and Pamunkey Womens Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Virginia YMCA Board or the American Cancer Society.