We remember here those members of the WSSL who are no longer with us.
Michael Lowell Heikes of Williamsburg, VA, passed away August 14, 2022 at the age of 64. Originally from Dillsburg, PA, Mike graduated from Northern High School, class of 1976. He received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and his law degree from William and Mary. He started his own civil law practice, and he taught at the William and Mary law school. He was proud to represent Eastern State Hospital patients.
Mike was an avid golfer and member of the Two Rivers Country Club. He was a runner, traveler, music listener, and guitarist. He was also a member of the Williamsburg Community Chapel.
Mike joined the WSSL at the start of the 2022 season. He played with the 2022 Gold team. Sadly, Mike left us during the middle of the season. We hope that playing in the league gave him some enjoyment as he coped with his illness. We are glad to have known him during his short stay with us.
Debbie Robie passed away unexpectedly on May 19, 2019 at the age of 63. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the second of six children. As a child she rode with the Westernairs, a precision horseback riding team. She was active in her church's youth group and 4-H.
Debbie graduated from Baptist Bible College in 1975 and went on to be a teacher, insurance claims examiner, postal worker and real estate agent. She had three children (Josh, Jennie and Jeff) and two grandchildren (Christopher and Kendra). She was married to John Robie. Throughout her adult life, Debbie was active with church activities, including making several mission trips abroad.
Debbie joined the WSSL during its inaugural season in spring 2019. She was the first female member of the WSSL. We enjoyed Debbie's company during the short time she was in the league.