Lugar, Norma Vecellio

Norma Vecellio Lugar, 75, of Salem died April 13, 2010. She was a graduate of Roanoke College and attended Mt. Saint Mary’s in Cincinnati. She was a longtime editor of the Roanoker Magazine. Among her many accomplishments was her charter membership of the Virginia Press Women’s Association and winner of more than 100 awards from the Virginia and National Press Association Award for writing and editing. She was a board member of the Miss Virginia Pageant as well as a supporter of the Battered Women’s Shelter in Roanoke. Survivors include sons James D. Lugar Jr. and wife, Lisa, of Richmond, and John D. Lugar and wife, Deena, of Roanoke; brother David R. Vecellio and wife, Ann, of Salem; sisters, Constance M. Vecellio and Dora V. Richardson and husband, Benjamin; and grandchildren, Caroline H. Lugar, James (Jack) D. Lugar III, Grant T. Lugar, Henry D. Lugar, and George C. Lugar. A funeral service was held at on April 15 in the chapel of John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. Burial followed at Sherwood Memorial Park in Salem, with the Rev. Dr. Robert T. Copenhaver officiating. Memorials in her name may be made to the Salvation Army Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter at 815 Salem Ave., Roanoke, Va. 24016, or American Cancer Society, 2840 Electric Rd., Suite 106, Roanoke, Va. 24018.

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