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William “Bill” David Schoenberg

Visitation: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2022

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 14, 2022

Location: St. Jerome Catholic Church

Inurnment: At A Later Date

Location: Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk

William “Bill” David Schoenberg, 79, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 8, 2022 surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Bill was a long-time resident of Newport News, VA. He was an active member of St. Jerome Catholic Church and a man of great faith.  He served his country with pride and loyalty for 30 years in the US Navy and regularly participated in US Submarine Veteran’s meetings with the Hampton Roads Base Holland Club. Bill loved to golf, shop at the Ft. Eustis commissary, and walk in his beloved neighborhood where he would greet friends old and new with a cheery hello – he never met a stranger. Most important to him was his family. He was a loving spouse and a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

Bill is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathleen; his daughters, Jennifer (John) Wheatley and Susan Schoenberg; grandchildren, Jessica (Alan) Cooke, Dustin (Megan) Lomaoang, and Alston Wheatley; five great-grandchildren; his siblings, Grace, Kathy, Tom, and John and their spouses as well as many nieces and nephews. He was a kind, loving, generous man who will be missed by all who knew him.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Weymouth Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022 at St. Jerome Catholic Church by Rev. George Prado. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House that housed and cared for Bill’s wife and daughters while he was in Richmond at St. Mary’s Hospital. Donations can be made online at https://www.bsvaf.org/richmond or mailed to the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation, 5855 Bremo Road, Suite 100, Richmond VA 23226 c/o Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#14 David&Gay Patterson 2022-10-14 04:04
Kathy (Sis) & Family, So sad, Bill was such a wonderful man, from the first time we meet him in Australia he seemed kind & caring as time went by he proved to us all how good a man he was, we knew he would look after you all so far away, to us the real nature of the was consolidated by every time we made contact his comment was David wait & I will get my Bride for you or get her to ring you back, unusual paraphrase but beautiful- sorry we can’t be with you all at this time but our thoughts & prayers are
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#13 David & Gay 2022-10-14 03:29
Kathy (Sis) & all the family, so sad, such a great bloke, from the moment we meet him years ago in Australia we knew he would look after part of our family so far away, and he did just That nothing but good thoughts & words about Bill, we just loved his references to Kath as ( My Bride ) this shows the nature of the man, sorry we can not be there for all the services.
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#12 David & Gay 2022-10-14 03:13
Kathy (Sis) we are so sorry for you loss, we will always remember Bill as a caring person from the first meet in Australia many years ago we new by hi personalities he would take good care of part of our family going so far away we all loved the fact he always in conversation referred to Kath as my Bride such a nice jester sorry we can’t be there for Bill send off, will be thinking of you all love to all as always
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#11 Butch Wardlaw 2022-10-13 23:38
On behalf of the Vantage Human Resource Services team, I wish to express our deepest sympathies for the loss of your beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend.
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#10 jJoe Demncki 2022-10-13 22:22
Dear Schoenberg Family My deepest sympathies Bill was a great guy, he always cheered us up at Sub Vet meetings, he will be missed.
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#9 Catherine Sugrue 2022-10-13 18:12
Two of the hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last. May you Rest In Peace, Uncle Bill. Aunt Kathie, Jennifer and Susie will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.
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#8 Peggy Fox 2022-10-13 14:55
Dear Jennifer and John, I'm sad to hear of the loss of your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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#7 Dick Helm 2022-10-13 13:30
So sorry to learn that Bill shoved off on Eternal Patrol. Deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
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#6 Sister David Ann 2022-10-12 20:56
Bill was a beautiful person and it was a joy to talk with him because he was delightful, a gentle and good soul. I will miss our brief encounters after Mass at St. Jerome or at the Mary Immaculate Hospital Chapel.
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#5 Chris and Joe Ranall 2022-10-12 19:52
We sat behind Bill at mass every Saturday night at St Jerome. He had a way of making everyone feel welcome. Covid hit and we didn't get a chance to say goodbye before we moved away. After mass services were reinstated, We would see him at mass on the on line broadcast. We are deeply saddened by his passing. Our prayers go out to Kathy and family.
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#4 lLynn Moran 2022-10-12 14:49
We will miss you Bill and your kindness to all brothers of the "phin". Prayers to family and loved ones.
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#3 Tony Ficca 2022-10-12 13:13
I had the pleasure of knowing Bill as a member of USSVI-HRD Bill was always a joy to be around. I offer prayers for peace and comfort for the family in this time of loss and grief. May the choirs of angels welcome Bill into paradise and let perpetual light shine upon him.
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#2 Mary Good 2022-10-12 01:24
My thought and prayers are with you all
Love, Mary
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#1 Kevin Sanford 2022-10-11 23:53
I stayed with my parents, Bob & Naureen Sanford, for their final years. Bill, along with Enrica, we’re the only ones that came by to see them regularly. I am forever grateful to Bill for his consistent friendship to Mom and Dad. Such a good man and great friend.
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