Marie Elizabeth Blankenship Bernd
Marie Elizabeth Blankenship Bernd, 97, of Southern Shores, died July 17 at her home. Born in Biloxi, MS on May 14, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Etta Thigpen and Joseph P. Blankenship and the widow of Henry Eugene Bernd.
A nurse with the United States Army, Marie served her country honorably during World War II. She retired as a registered nurse having worked at Fairfield Hills State Institution in Newtown, CT.
After moving to Southern Shores, Marie served as chairman of the Dare County Democratic Party and helped start the mental health clinic in Manteo.
She is survived by three children, Barbara Boland (Roy), Sarah Fogg (Dana) and Jeannie Inglis (Frederick); five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Carol Neff; a niece, Kimball Blankenship; and two nephews, Mike and Phillip Neff. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Al Blankenship.
The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Robert Wayne Camery
Robert Wayne “Bobby” Camery, 66, of Manteo, died July 18 at Duke University Hospital. Born in Ft. Monroe, VA on Jan. 15, 1952, he was the son of the late Alice June Walters and Henry Edens.
Bobby worked security and radio dispatch for the Department of Transportation.
He is survived by his brother, Henry Edens V and wife Beth of Manteo; two nieces, Kelly and Caroline; one nephew, Henry Edens VI; and old friend Gaston Midgett.
The family will hold a private burial service at Roanoke Island Memorial Gardens. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Carolyn Sandra Zumbro Daniels
Carolyn Sandra Zumbro Daniels, 69, of Wanchese died on July 20 at Vidant Medical Center, Greenville. Sandy was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania on Oct. 30, 1948 to Joseph G. and Thelma E. Zumbro of West Newton, PA.
She grew up with her two sisters, Mary Zumbro of Belle Vernon and Linda Danley of Washington, PA, on the family dairy farm. She was a prize-winning member of the 4-H, representing American dairy farming in France in the International Farm Youth Exchange. After graduating from Penn State, she became an English teacher.
She married Richard W. Daniels in 1971. After military and church services led the couple to live in England, and several places in the U.S., they finally moved to Wanchese.
They had no children, but she leaves behind her two sisters, a niece, nephews and their children in Pennsylvania, and many beloved friends and relatives on Roanoke Island.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Manteo Baptist Church. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sharon Ann Camp Flowers
Sharon Ann Camp Flowers, 66, of Salvo, died July 14 at her home. Born in Montgomery, MD on Jan. 15, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Martha Colie Waite and Fred Archer Camp.
After over 30 years of teaching, Sharon retired from the Norfolk Public School System where she influenced generations of students. She was active in the SPCA and animal rescues. She was a member of the Hatteras Island Arts and Craft Guild and also enjoyed fishing and horseback riding.
Sharon is survived by a son, Giles Flowers IV and wife Mindy; many friends and relatives; and her beloved dog, Emma.
A gathering of friends and family was held at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Building on July 19. A memorial service was held on July 21 at Metropolitan Funeral Home in Norfolk, VA. Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo assisted the family with arrangements.
Kathy M. Pittman
Kathy M. Pittman, 65, of Kill Devil Hills, died July 15 at Peak Resources. Kathy was born in Broad Top, PA on Oct. 7, 1952, daughter of the late Roy R. Weaverling and Winifred V. Weaverling.
Kathy attended Everett Area High School. She was employed by Kennamental Inc. in Bedford, PA and Staples in Nags Head. She was an active loyal member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4506.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Sandra and Suzanne Weaverling and Delores Lantz, and brother-in-law Daniel Feight. She is survived by her companion, John Belanga of Kill Devil Hills; daughters Stacy Hershberger and Iaian Kerber of Frisco and Kelly McDaniel and Kenny of Bedford, PA; brother Roy Weaverling and Lynne of Florida; brother Eric Weaverling and Gina of Fishertown, PA; sister Deborah Feight and Michael Riggs of Kill Devil Hills; and sister Cindy Weaverling of Johnstown, PA. She is also survived by seven grandchildren; one great-grandaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
Kathy’s life will be celebrated in a private ceremony by her family and close friends on the Outer Banks and Bedford, PA. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.
Constance Sue Rogers
Constance Sue Rogers, 75, of Kill Devil Hills died on July 19 at the Outer Banks Hospital. Connie was born on June 27, 1943 in Woodstock, VA, daughter of Roger and Elizabeth Tucker Sherman.
She was raised in Winchester, VA and moved to Kill Devil Hills over 30 years ago and considered the Outer Banks her home. Connie was an avid bowler and enjoyed traveling with her league to compete.
She is survived by two sons, Guy Rogers (Mistie) of Winchester, VA and Larry (Ray) Rogers (Audrey) of Tampico, Illinois; one granddaughter; and a brother, Richard Sherman (Sandi) of Hamilton, VA. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, Connie is preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Sherman (Patricia).
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.
Sam V. Scolaro
Sam V. Scolaro, 94, of Kill Devil Hills, died at the Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head on July 17. Sam was born on May 15, 1924 in Auburn, NY to Joseph and Louisa Finizio Scolaro.
After graduating from East High School, where he was a football star, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943, fighting in the European Theater in World War II and receiving two Purple Hearts in addition to numerous other service medals. He married Christine Myers, his high school sweetheart, in 1947.
After moving to Washington, D.C., Sam attended Georgetown University on the GI Bill, where he earned a degree in History and taught History and Military Science (R.O.T.C.) at McKinley High School. The family moved to Fairfax, VA in the 1960s, and Sam spent the remainder of his professional career working for the Civil Aeronautics Board. He retired from the government and the U.S. Army Reserves as a Colonel in 1980. Sam and Christine moved to Colington Harbour on the Outer Banks in 1982, and this became their permanent home.
They were both active members of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk and sang in the choir. Sam was also a past president of the Colington Harbour Association. He was fluent in Italian, French, Spanish and German.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Christine Myers Scolaro; his brother, Joseph Scolaro of Washington, D.C.; and his sister, Virginia Barwinczok of Auburn, NY. He is survived by his children, Linda Shaw (Michael), Mark Scolaro (Peggy), Michelle Anderson (David) and Marie Caras (Robert); his grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his niece, Louise Wilson of Auburn, NY and sister-in-law Patricia Scolaro, of Washington, D.C.
Sam will be buried with Christine at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at a future date. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.