Newport News – Ursula Walburga Castania, 71, wife of Edward Castania, III, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 after a long illness. Born in Weinberg, Germany on April 27, 1945, she was the daughter of Frank Crnko and the late Ulga W. Steurer Crnko. She was a medical receptionist at Williamsburg OBGYN Clinic for 34 years. Ursula loved all types of dancing, and entered and won many competitions with her husband of 47 years Edward. She also loved to shop and the color purple, declaring herself “The Purple Diva.”
Besides her father and husband, Ursula is also survived by her brother Helmut Crnko (Hunchu) of Madison, AL; 2 sisters, Carola Crnko (Mox Eggert) of Painesville, OH, and Diana DiCarlo (Luigi) of Concord, OH; and her beloved dogs Jasmine and Boomer. She was a loving aunt to her nephews and niece, and to her great-nephews and nieces.
The family will receive friends Friday, December 30 from 2-3 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Heritage Humane Society at www.heritagehumanesociety or the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.altmeyerfuneralandcremation.com.
Date: Friday, December 30, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm