Bernard George Deazley

July 19, 1916 - May 8, 2008

07/19/1916 - 05/08/2008

Past Services

Thursday May 08, 2008
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
Wheeling, WV

Bernard George Deazley, 91, longtime resident of Newport News, Virginia died May 8, 2008.

Mr. Deazley was born July 19, 1916 in Williamsville, NY to the late Bernard and Barbara Caroline Schultz Deazley and spent his early years living in the Evans House, the headquarters of General Winfield Scott during the War of 1812. He graduated from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic High School in Williamsburg, NY and State Teachers College at Buffalo, NY In addition to living in Drexel Hill, PA; Reidsville, NC; and Cherry Hill, NJ; he spent 40 years in Newport News, Virginia.

Mr. Deazley retired from Chase Bag Company as General Manager and was a lifelong employee, also serving as Vice-President of Arkell Safety Bag Company, a subsidiary of Chase. He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Newport News, VA. He was a member and board member of James River Country Club. His interest in golf began when he caddied as a boy in Buffalo, NY, and continued through his life. While in Reidsville he served as President of the local Rotary Club and was also Chairman of the United Fund there.

Bernard was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Katherine Rose Maute Deazley and by his younger sister, Joan Deazley. He is survived by his sister, Rosemary Maute of Williamsville, NY and by his son, Bernard George Deazley III of Lake Oswego, OR, daughter Sally and son-in-law John Halliday of Cary, NC, daughter Susie and son-in-law Mac Walston of Virginia Beach, VA, daughter Kathy Deazley and son-in-law Mike Galvez of Charlottesville, VA.; grandchildren Jack Halliday of NYC, Katie Halliday of Arlington, VA, Bernard George Deazley IV and wife Kristi Baake, great-granddaughter Annika Deazley, and great-grandson Oliver Deazley of Portland, OR.

A memorial service will be held at a later time. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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Jay Dunn
8 years ago

Bernie and Sisters,

I have many fond memories of your Dad and entire family when you lived in Riverside. May your own memories and good times with your Dad sustain you now.

Art Capstaff
8 years ago


My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your Dad. I remember him fondly and often wonder what happened to you. Please send me a note when you read this.

Art Capstaff

WHS 1962

Greg Edgerton
8 years ago

Bernie,Sally,Susie,and Kathy:

I’m very sorry to hear about your dad. Both he and your mother were always so very kind and warm toward me. My memories of your whole family are some of my best ones. May God hold all of you in the palm of His hand and give you peace.

Greg Edgerton

8 years ago

Dear Deasley Family,

You are in our prayers and thoughts. May Our God give you comfort at this time of loss. Matthew 5:4 says, “Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted.” May His loving arms surround you and give you peace. God bless each of you.

We know that there is a reunion of Katherine and Bernard and neighbor Bernard Lockstampfor. We have many fond memories of them as neighbors. We did go to visit at the nursing home but found out later he had moved. We signed on at the same message.

In Christ love, Mildred and Janet Lockstampfor

Nancy Fisher McMurray
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have some fond memories of your Dad.

God bless,


Mr. & Mrs. Arthur M. Fass
8 years ago

We were very sad to read about our friend Bernie and want to send our condolences to all of the family. We shared many happy times together. Thinking of all of you.


Jean & Arthur Fass