Harry Cheney

Harry Cheney, PGK

On April 11, 2019; Harry Cheney passed away. He was Grand Knight of Council 562 from 1996 to 1998. For several years he was manager of the Olympic Park Swim Club, and was a fixture at pool after his retirement.

Harry was predeceased by his wife Michele and two brothers. He is survived by his daughters, Amy Cheney, Tricia Cheney, Nikki Aikens and husband Tim; 8 Grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild, as well as one brother Thomas J. Cheney and wife Peg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Knights of Columbus Kovar, c/o Jeffrey Befumo, Treasurer, 16933 Four Seasons Drive, Dumfries, Virginia 22025 in his memory.

Funeral Mass will be held Saturday April 27, 2019 at 2:00pm in Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church. Internment will be private. Family will receive friends Friday April 26, 2019 from 5:00-8:00pm at Simpson Funeral Home.


James “Jim” Sullivan

James “Jim” Sullivan as of his time as Grand Knight 1990-1

Brother James Sullivan, a long time member of the Roanoke Council and the Roanoke Hibernians, passed away on Sunday February Tenth. He was a Past Grand Knight of this council serving from 1990-1991. Recently he was known for running the Wednesday Family Night at Olympic Park Pool, and served on the Pool Committee.

Joseph A. Abbetello, Jr.

Joe Abbettello Jr as of his time as Grand Knight

Joseph A. Abbetello, 81, passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, January 30th, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph, Sr., and Rose Abbetello, his son Michael,  his brothers Dominic and George,  and his sisters Mary Collins and Carmello Dillow.  Joe is survived by Donna, his bride of fifty years, his son Joseph III (Lisa), his grand children Kayla and Joseph IV, his half-sister Minnie Thompson and several nieces and nephews.
            Joe worked for Norfolk Southern Railroad, retiring after forty-one years. He was a member of St. Andrew Church and a long time member of the Knights of Columbus.  Joe held several offices in the Knights including Grand Knight of Roanoke Council 562 and Faithful Navigator of Roanoke Assembly 1167.
            Visitation will be at St. Andrew Church at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 6th with Mass following at noon