Condolences for R. Stuart Cake

Wanda Walton posted on 4/23/18

I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to the family and wife of Stuart Cake. Stuart could talk to anyone about anything and was the epitome of friendliness and hospitality. I got to spend time with Stuart and Bet beginning when they first started dating and our time together was always filled with interesting conversation and laughter. I recall my family staying a few days at the cabins in Virginia Beach and mentioned to Bet that we would be going to several attractions. The next day Stuart showed up to the cabin with tickets for my entire family. That’s just one of many examples of the way Stuart cared for and loved his friends. Bet, I know that nothing was more precious to Stuart than you and your happiness and we are grateful for the many examples of unconditional love that Stuart showed to us all. I love you and I am praying for you and your family. Wanda Walton


Rich & Karen posted on 4/18/18

Dear Bet, Karen and I were very saddened to hear about Stuart's passing. He was a great friend to everyone. Stuart was very kind-hearted and always willing to help. All around Virginia and the World Stuart would let his light shine. Bet, you made Stuart a very happy man. He will be greatly missed. Bet, you will always in our prayers. Love, Rich & Karen Williams


Jo Rosenblum posted on 4/18/18

Dear Bet and Sons: I am very sorry for your loss. Stuart always thought of other people first. He was kind, gentle, had a good heart and chose you to be his wife. He will be missed by many.


Jo Rosenblum posted on 4/18/18

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Bill & Anita Jones posted on 4/17/18

Bet, We are so sorry for your loss. Anita and I met Stuart only once but we could see the love You Both had for each other. He will be missed by many. Our prayers go out to You and the Family.


Mike Ward and Michele Martin posted on 4/15/18

Bet- We are saddened by the passing of our friend Stuart. From the light in his eyes, the welcoming in his ready smile to the compassion in his heart he will be missed. And thank you for being his rock...


Eleanor Fodrey, wife of Bob Fodrey, Jr (deceased 10/17) posted on 4/14/18

I am so sorry to hear of Stuart's passing, much to soon. He was a funny, caring person. May God comfort you during this time.


Yvonne Eleftheriou Stevenson posted on 4/14/18

It was with great sorrow that I found out about Stuart's passing. He and his belated mother Frances, were neighbors of mine in in the Thoroughgood neighborhood of Virginia Beach. He continued living there with his beloved wife Bet after their marriage. Stuart's mother was a customer and friend. Stuart would bring her up the block to have her hair done in my mother's garage converted beauty parlor. I would take my daughter to their home to trick or treat and Stuart was always jovial and happy to see us. I would run into him at the neighborhood Kroger and we would stand and talk and he would always make me laugh, with his puns! He introduced me to Bet on one of those Kroger encounters! My greatest condolences to you Bet and family. May his memory be eternal.


Anna O'Reilly and Roseann Runte posted on 4/12/18

Dear Bet, family and friends, Please know that Stuart's contributions to the community and to Town 'N Gown at Old Dominion were greatly appreciated. He had many friends and will be missed. We are thinking of you at this time and sharing your sadness at this loss. Sincere condolences, Anna O'Reilly and Roseann Runte


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James Henderson posted on 4/11/18

So sorry to hear about Stuart’s passing. Bet, I always loved when y’all would visit our Chick-fil-A at Haygood, in your booth(2nd booth behind the manager station). We will missing his great joy and his love for you and your family. He was an example for others to follow. I know i will miss my friend. Prayers and condolences to you and the family.


Raymond Jones posted on 4/11/18

Bet - I am so sorry to hear of Stuart's passing. I always enjoyed seeing him at Virginia Arts Festival events - especially the Tattoo. His big smile and warm personality will be greatly missed!


Sherry Reid posted on 4/11/18

Stuart will be missed in a big way. He was a "light" wherever he went. You couldn't help but love him. I still remember he and my late husband exchanging funny stories/jokes. My prayers go out to Bet and family for comfort and peace. Remember him at his best and cherish his memories.


Sherry Reid posted on 4/11/18

Stuart will be greatly missed. There was always lots of smiles and laughs when he was around. I can still remember he and my late husband exchanging funny stories/jokes. Bet, and family, my prayers go out to you for comfort and peace, but you know he would not want a bunch of sadness. Remember his at his best.


Eileen Bennett (daughter of Charlotte Fitzgerald) posted on 4/11/18

Please accept my heartfelt condolences in the death of Stuart. Bet, you and Stuart were some of mother's favorite people, and she always chuckled at Stuart's humor. You were both always thoughtful and kind to her, and for that I am grateful. Grieving is such an emotional experience, and though our faith journey teaches us to trust, it is a struggle to make your way. May God's perfect peace envelope you and strenghten you along this path.


Steve & Rebecca Hardt posted on 4/10/18

To those touched by Stuart Cake, Rebecca and I would like to express our condolences in regards to Stuart’s death. For Christians, death is a time of countless emotions. Many of these emotions are associated to love. Because of God’s love for us, we are graced with everlasting life. Because of your love for Stuart, you mourn the loss of a love one that touched your life in special and unique ways: a man who was a husband, a tireless volunteer and a friend. Hopefully, you can look back lovingly at Stuart’s life here on earth and rejoice about his new life in Heaven. From our own experiences with the death of a love one, Rebecca and I realize their spirit remains with us. We have no doubt Stuart’s spirit will remain with you as you continue through this journey called life. Rebecca and I pray that you find comfort during this time and that you and your love ones continue to make and share countless memories together. Sincerely, Steve and Rebecca Hardt



Jeff Ludden posted on 4/10/18

Stuart's light was bright and unwavering, and he was always looking to share that light with someone else to brighten their day. His humor will never be forgotten, and his love for his family and friends will be dearly missed. RIP, Stuart.