Elaine Pfander

October 14, 1933 - July 7, 2009

10/14/1933 - 07/07/2009

Past Services

Service
Wednesday July 15, 2009
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23608
757-874-4200 | Directions
Cemetery
Wednesday September 09, 2009
3:00 pm
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
202-695-3250 or | Directions

Elaine Joyce Pfander departed this life on July 7, 2009 at Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News, Virginia.

She was born on October 14, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Harold and Florence Kooker. She was a graduate of Ocean City High School, Ocean City, New Jersey, Class of 1951.

On September 24, 1952, Elaine married Roy Pfander, Jr. in Elkton, Maryland. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she always put her family first. As a loving military wife, Elaine made a home for her family while stationed in Europe and in the United States. She loved sports and was an avid New York Yankees fan.

Elaine is survived by her husband of nearly 57 years, Roy, twin daughters Wanda Hawkins and Gail Stanley. She was preceded in death by her daughter Lisa Bridgnell, her brother Harold and his wife Marcia. Elaine was blessed with three grandchildren, Skylar Stanley and Ryan Stanley of Orange, Virginia and Brett Hawkins, who resides in Maumelle, Arkansas with his wife Sarah and son Trace. She is also survived by her brothers Edwin G. Kooker, Andrew Cajka, and sisters Judith Nichols and Andrea Campbell, sister-in-law Donna Omrod and husband Bill, and many loving nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in July 15 at 11:00 o’clock a.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News with the Reverend Stanley Turnbull officiating. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery on September 9, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.

A special thank you to the staff at Mary Immaculate Hospital and St. Francis Nursing Center and to all of Elaine’s friends for their loving care during her illness. Elaine’s vibrant personality and radiant smile will be greatly missed. We will always cherish Elaine’s memory and hold her forever in our hearts.

Donations may be made to St. Francis Nursing Center and Mary Immaculate Hospital

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Susan Jones
7 years ago

A wonderful lady has left this world recently and will be sorely missed by many. Elaine was ” one in a million “. She was always pleasant and willing to visit whenever anyone stopped by. She had a way about her that made everyone feel like family. And what a joke teller she was! If she couldn’t make you laugh, no one could! A beautiful person, on the inside and out. I will think of you often and miss you always. Love, Susan

Bonnie Bloxom`
7 years ago

Elaine was indeed a special person. She was loved by me and will be sorely missed. I am blessed to have had her in my life. My deepest sympathy goes to the entire Pfander family.

TANIYA SMITH
7 years ago

I MISS YOU SO MUCH ALREADY.I MISS THE TALKS WE WOULD HAVE, YOU WOULD ALWAYS HAD A BIG SMILE ON YOUR FACE WHENEVER I WALKED IN THE ROOM BUT MOST OF ALL I WILL MISS YOUR SILLY JOKES. I WOULD ALWAYS ASK “WHEN ARE YOU GOING ON YOUR NEXT CRUISE”. LOL I MISS HEARING YOU SAY THAT I WILL ALWAYS REMEMEBER YOU ESPECIALLY ON SEPTEMBER 24TH.

MR.ROY& FAMILY IF YOU’LL NEED ANYTHING OR SOMEONE TO TALK TO YOU HAVE MY NUMBER I’M ONLY A PHONE CALL AWAY.

Wanda McGeorge
7 years ago

The service for Mrs. Pfander was beautiful. Thank you for sharing such wonderful memories with us. I did not know her personally, but, through stories shared with me by Wanda, I know just how special she was and how much she was loved by each of you. My prayer is that God will keep you in his loving arms and comfort you. You have each other and your wonderful memories and many , many friends that will be here for you.

With loving friendship and sympathy,

Wanda McGeorge

george ramsey
7 years ago

Thinking of you and yours during this time of loss