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R. Stuart Cake

December 2, 1950 - April 6, 2018

Virginia Beach, Va. – R. Stuart Cake, 67, passed away at his home in Virginia Beach, VA on April 6, 2018 with his loving wife by his side. He was born December 2, 1950 in Norfolk to the late Marshall “Dick” Cake and the late Frances Wright Cake. A native of Hampton Roads, Stuart graduated from Frank W. Cox High School and Old Dominion University.

Stuart spent 30 years in civil service with the Department of the Navy. Stuart was an ordained deacon and trustee of Bayside Baptist Church, a past president of ODU Town-N-Gown, Virginia Aquarium, Tidewater Toastmasters, Oceanfront Jaycees and Bertha Snyder Children’s Care Fun. He is also a former Board member of Hampton Roads Navy League.

Stuart was a tireless volunteer in the community, accumulating countless hours with the Virginia Arts Festival, Virginia International Tattoo, Friends of Festevents, Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia, Back Bay Restoration Foundation, Pungo Strawberry Festival, Toys for Tots, Virginia Zoo, and as a docent with Virginia Air & Space Center, Nauticus, and Virginia Marine Science Museum (now the Virginia Aquarium)

Stuart is a previous recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Award for Virginia Beach Neptune Festival, VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads and Jaycee of the Year for Beach Borough Jaycees.

In his retirement, Stuart remained active with Town-N-Gown, Tidewater Winds Concert Band, Old Dominion Alumni Association, Old Dominion Athletic Foundation, Hampton Roads Association of Naval Aviation, Chrysler Museum, Lynnhaven River NOW, and Thoroughgood Civic League.

This past November 3, 2017, Old Dominion University honored him with the Rita M. Costello Town-N-Gown Community Service Award at their annual Founder’s Day Luncheon.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Elizabeth “Bet” Cake, three proud stepsons, Brett (Hayley), Jeff (fiancé Ali), Mark (Kacie) Ludden, well-loved grandson Luke and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and colleagues. Stuart was loved by all who knew him and could bring instant smiles to every face when he entered a room. He will be greatly missed!

Visitation will be from 6 – 8 pm on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Greenwich. The memorial service will be held at Bayside Baptist Church at 11 am on Saturday, April 14, 2018 followed by his burial at Forest Lawn. Should you desire, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to any one of the above-mentioned organizations.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 11:00 am


Bayside Baptist Church

1920 Pleasure House Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018


Forest Lawn Cemetery

8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505

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