Virginia Chapter


President: H. Alexander (Sandy) Wilson

Vice-President: Gordon Keith

Corresponding Secretary: Roberta Ray

Recording Secretary: Ann Booth Young

Treasurer: Jane Dixon

Past President: Peggy McComb



Ken McDonald, Jr. - '17
Evelyn Parker - '17

Margaret Cotton - '16
Sandra McDonald - '16
George McLellan - '16

Ray Doggett - '15
Stan & Chyrel Coloff - '15

Newletter Editor: Sandra McDonald

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Dr. Charles McComb, the Colonial Virginia Chapter of the
Holly Society of America, and the Newly Named
Charles McComb Scholarship for Nature Camp Students.

March 28, 2015, CVC meeting talk by Sandra F. McDonald, Ph.D.
If it weren’t for Charles McComb there would be no Colonial Virginia Chapter of HSA. Charles’
passing on January 1, 2015, was a reminder to the board that Charles should be honored. At its January
11, 2015, meeting the CVC board named our ongoing scholarship for a Nature Camp student in memory
of Dr. Charles McComb. The board has been giving some support to Nature Camp students for at least
10 years, but we did not have a specific name for the project.

Nature Camp is a private, nonprofit, residential, coed summer camp specializing in nature and
environmental science education, and is one of the oldest of its kind in the country, dating back to 1942.
It is for boys and girls in the 5th to 12th grades and is located in Vesuvius, Virginia.

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Colonial Virginia Chapter

group photo

Photo taken during a tour of Mrs. Margaret Moring's beautiful property, in White Stone, Virginia, on October 30, 2010.


Notice: Passing of Sybil Przypek

A founding member of the HSA, Colonial Virginia Chapter. She was also a past president and wrote many
articles for their chapter newsletter.

David R. Lay

GRAFTON, VA. - Sybil C. Przypek, 76, passed away peacefully on
Thursday, July 25, 2013.

Sybil was a native of North Carolina and a Yorktown resident since 1976. She was the daughter of the late W.B. and Winnie Cannon and was one of 19 children. She retired from Fort Eustis in 1986 after 25 years of service. She was a York County Master Gardener and founder of the York County Learning Garden and Arborteum. She was a charter member of the Hampton Roads Horticultural Society, Azalea Society of America, Colonial Virginia Chapter of American Holly Society, and a member of the MAC Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society where she was a former President, Vice President and also served in other official positions. Sybil was honored with the highest MAC chapter award, the Bronze Medal.

Sybil enjoyed and embraced the life of an Air Force wife and made many lifelong friends throughout their travels. She will be loved and missed by all that knew her.
Sybil is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 55 years Walter; daughters, Suzanne James and husband, Scott, of Yorktown and Nancy Christopher and husband, Wally, of Poquoson; seven grandchildren, Heather, Jake, Kayleigh, Kevin, Lora, Kelley and Ashley; and a great-grandson, Thomas.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday in Amory Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. David Hampton. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the York County Fire and Life Safety P.O. Box 532, Yorktown, VA 23692.

Published in The Daily Reflector on July 27, 2013