Obituaries

Erin Lee Feathers and her father RobErin Lee Feathers captured the heart of a community upon her birth on Nov. 12, 1998. Through her 18 years of life, she had a positive impact on all of those who came to know her. She lived genuinely, she laughed with her whole heart, and she cherished her mom and dad, her brothers and sisters, her nephew, her grandparents and other relatives, and her many, many friends with an unconditional love that made everyone feel a special bond with her.

Erin was born with Down Syndrome, a remarkable condition that enabled her to live life unfiltered, expressing every thought that came to her mind. Her sense of humor was her trademark.

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altFrederick Andrew Hansen, 80, devoted husband, father and grandfather of Lake Monticello, Va., passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at his home. 
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Tom PettyHunter Thomas Petty, Jr., 48, of Salem, Va., passed away suddenly Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Known by his friends and family as Tom, he was a well-respected highway and bridge estimator and entrepreneur of nearly 30 years. Tom filled his days with home improvement projects, boat trips on the lake, afternoons with his dog, quality time with his kids, and his nutty antics. He was a long time member of First United Methodist Church of Salem and will be missed by his family there.

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Robert MartinRobert David Martin, 94, of Lake Monticello, Va., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at the Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, Pa.

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David DallanegraDavid Eugene Dallanegra, 83, of Lake Monticello, Va. (previously of Holtsville, N.Y.), passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va.

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