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William A. Steinbach

William Allen Steinbach passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at his home in Urbanna. 

He is survived by his wife, Judy; a daughter, Lydia S. Harrison and husband Bucky of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; a daughter, Linda Sue Carroll and her husband Mike of Midlothian; son, William F. Steinbach of Northern Virginia; Robynn W. Hilliard and husband Erik of Richmond, and J. Neal Webb and wife Beth of Midlothian; and grandchildren, Zachary and Katherine Harrison, Patrick Carroll, Andrew and Sam Webb, Jack and Adam Hilliard.

Mr. Steinbach grew up in Ginter Park and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1946. He was an Army veteran and attended Richmond Professional Institute. For over 50 years he was a sales professional, entrepreneur and business owner. His career started at Dixie Container Corp. in the 1950s and he then dedicated the rest of his career to work in the adhesives business, ultimately owning his own company, Colonial Adhesives, before he retired. 

He was actively involved in community service. He served on the Governor’s Board of Mental Health during the 1960s. He also inspired Christians for many years as a Sunday school teacher at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Salisbury Presbyterian Church and Urbanna United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of Salisbury Presbyterian Church in Midlothian. 

He loved the river community, boating and fishing. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 3, at Salisbury Presbyterian Church, Midlothian. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service.

A memorial service also will also be held at 4 p.m., Friday, October 3, at Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Saluda. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Philippi Christian Church, P.O. Box 555, Deltaville, VA 23043.

posted 10.02.2008

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