In Memoriam

Alonzo Bernard "Bunny" Fane
Alonzo Bernard "Bunny" Fane


Alonzo Bernard Fane


Alonzo Bernard ''Bunny'' Fane, 54, of the 1800 block of Cavalier Blvd., departed this life on Wednesday, August 2, 1995. He was born January 3, 1941, in Portsmouth, Virginia.


Mr. Fane's early education was obtained in California Public Schools. He graduated from I. C. Norcom High School in 1959 and received his B.S. degree in Business Education from Hampton University and his Master's of Science in Business Education from Virginia State University.

His career as an educator began at I.C. Norcom High School, where he taught for nine (9) years and served as Business Education Department Chairperson and Commencement Chairperson. He also taught at the former Cradock High School for twenty (20) years, and at the time of his death had been employed at Woodrow Wilson High School for the past three years.

He received many recognitions for his outstanding performances both in and out of the classroom. He received the Governor Mills E. Godwin's Virginia's Bicentennial Spruce Up Campaign Award, the Cradock High Principal's Award, and the SCA Teacher of the Year Award in 1987; he was honored as the only SCA Secondary Teacher of the year in 1989.

His role in the community was often unnoticed for he was a person of quietness, humility, peace and love. He served for two terms as campaign publicity manager for Councilman E.G. ''Tip'' Corprew Jr., and was appointed Speakers' Bureau Chairperson for Delegate Kenneth R. Melvin. He directed and coordinated numerous weddings, pageants, professional and business affairs. During his teaching career, he held membership in many professional organizations.

He is survived by his brother, Alfred E. Fane Jr. of Newport News; two devoted aunts, Miss Mamie E. Fane, Portsmouth, Va.; and Mrs. Marian S. Fane, San Pedro, Calif.; two nieces, Adrien Fane and Joycelyn Jenkins of Newport News; three first cousins, Mrs. Ethelyn F. Ingram, Chesapeake, Va.; Mrs. Rae F. Dowdy, San Pedro, Calif.; and Mrs. Marian F. Brooks, Rockville, Md.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Linda Fane, Newport News, Va.; other relatives; a host of friends; and his St. Paul's Church Family.


The family will receive friends at 1010 Potomac Avenue, Portsmouth, Va. The family will also assemble at 1010 Potomac Avenue for the funeral service. The wake will be held on Sunday, August 6, 1995, from 5 to 6 p.m. at Corprew Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, August 7, 1995, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, High and Washington streets, Portsmouth, Va., with Father Joseph Stowik officiating. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Viewing at the funeral home will begin at 11 a.m. today.

(Newspaper: The Virginian-Pilot, August 6, 1995)