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The Honorable Carle F. Germelman, Jr.
Date of Death: December 23, 2020
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Clarke County Humane Foundation
225 Ramsburg Lane
Berryville, Virginia 22611

Blue Ridge Hospice
333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405
Winchester, Virginia 22601

Grace Episcopal Church
110 N. Church Street
Berryville, Virginia 22611

The Honorable Carle F. Germelman Jr., 84, of Berryville, died peacefully on Dec. 23, 2020, at Winchester Medical Center. “Bing” as he was known, was born Jan. 17th, 1936 in Richmond VA, the son of the late Carle F. Sr., & Helen (Poates) Germelman. He graduated from Handley H.S., class of 1954 followed by the …
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Lynne Dole left a message on January 14, 2021:
I now am resident in Canada but lived in Virginia for many years and became great friends with Bing and Donna. When their son Billy was born, I was honored to be asked to be his godmother, so I send them my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. Bing was a man of great understanding of human nature through his engagement with so many people through memberships in organizations as well as his position of judge. He did so care for the welfare of young people and wanted each one to find a path to a better life. In his life, he always held to high standards and values.
Cathy Gleason left a message on January 10, 2021:
To Donna, Billy, Alex, Matthew, Andrew and families... our heartfelt condolences. From the moment we moved next door you welcomed us in and gave us so many happy memories. "Mr Bing" was unfailingly kind, thoughtful, insightful, witty, erudite and magical. Uniquely himself, he graced our backyard soirees with humor and great conversation. The children revered him. I speak for all of us when I say Thank You Bing for all that you brought to our lives. "Water from the river Ganges" my friend. We miss you and we will remember you always. With love, Cathy Gleason and family
Andrea left a message on January 5, 2021:
I have many great memories of Judge Germelman. He was direct and to the point, but ALWAYS kind. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed by many.
Stephanie Godfrey left a message on January 5, 2021:
My Sincere Condolences Donna I just now found out My love and prayers to You and Billy Tiny Rallis
Kay G. Moulton-Sheehy left a message on January 4, 2021:
So sorry to hear about Carl’s passing, he had many great gifts that he shared with his family and his community. Sorry we were not able to have one more large Germelman reunion. My dad Jimmy is in a nursing facility and is not cognizant of his surroundings, but if he understood he would take it to heart. The Germelman’s of Hampton Roads send their sympathy and love to Donna and Billy
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Linda Adams Martin left a message on January 3, 2021:
He cared and protected the children ! Rest In Peace !
Toni Welkes left a message on January 1, 2021:
In memory of The Honorable Carle F. Germelman, Jr., Toni Welkes lit a candle
Tiffany Leigh Bowman left a message on January 1, 2021:
You are missed, you were my friend and confidant. You guided me with your wisdom and settled me with your quiet ways. I so enjoyed your company. I learned a lot. You will always be missed. Rest with Angels, Friend.
Danna Doyle left a message on January 1, 2021:
To Donna and your Family ~~ My sincere sympathy on the Judge's passing. Yes, he was tough, but rightly so. His strict fairness changed the futures of many young people, and his legacy lives on through them and their descendents. As a Shenandoah College business intern in the early 70's, I had the privilege of learning many important life lessons at the JDR Court, working for the Judge and his staff. Lessons I practice to this day of understanding, kindness and empathy, and that there is good in everyone. With hope that happy memories give you comfort. Danna Doyle 🕊
Katherine Johnson Bouldin left a message on December 31, 2020:
May fond memories and loving hearts give you comfort. With deepest sympathy. Katherine
Lawrence Smoot left a message on December 30, 2020:
The Judge was a wonderful individual. I got to know him when he would come into the Store I worked at on Piccadilly Street(Coaches Supply). We would get into some interesting conversations and he had the unique ability to somehow get you to open up to him and he shared much in return. He was a good man.. may God Bless his family in his loss.
Ned Burks left a message on December 30, 2020:
I know I speak for many at Grace Episcopal Church and in Clarke County when I say how much Bing will be missed. He had a wonderfully wicked sense of humor and, as many others have noted, he most definitely did not tolerate fools gladly! These two qualities, I think, endeared me to him the most. I got to know him well during Grace's weekly Bible Study sessions, where he always offered sharp insights into the topic at hand or wry asides about the relevance of ancient Biblical wisdom to the problems of today. Godspeed, Bing. You lived a good and worthy life.
Beth Luby left a message on December 30, 2020:
My prayers are with the family and friends of such a wonderful man. I had the honor of working for Judge Germelman as his receptionist in the early 90's. On the days he had a spare moment and I was in his office, he would sit me down and discuss how my ancestors came over and how my legal last name lost letters or may have been replaced with others. Luebehusen was hard enough to spell even if letters were dropped! He would educate me on the regions my ancestors came from and settled in. It was always a pleasure learning from him. Also before working with him, when I was able to get my Drivers Permit you had better listen because he made sure you heard"You do not want to end up in my courtroom"..I will never forget that look! He was a kind and loving man that will be missed by this community.
David G. and Patsy Simpson left a message on December 30, 2020:
A good judge and a great friend. He will be missed. David and Patsy Simpson
Russ Potts left a message on December 30, 2020:
To Donna, Bill, and the Judge Germelman Family: His Honor, Bing, and I were lifelong friends. We delivered the Washington Post and attended Handley together. He was a great man, humble, sincere, and a jurist with great integrity and character. It was my honor to vote for him whenever the judicial reappointments came to the floor of the Senate. Of course, he was always a slam dunk! So sorry for his loss, and love to the Germelman family. Your friend always, Former Senator Russ Potts
Sherry van den Arend left a message on December 30, 2020:
In memory of The Honorable Carle F. Germelman, Jr., Sherry van den Arend lit a candle
Sherry van den Arend left a message on December 30, 2020:
In memory of The Honorable Carle F. Germelman, Jr., Sherry van den Arend lit a candle
Sheryl and Terry Reid left a message on December 30, 2020:
You can’t weep for someone who has given more in life than they have taken out. I always enjoyed the time I spent being around Bing. He was a force for the young people whose lives he touched. Rest In Peace. You will be missed.
Gwen Malone left a message on December 30, 2020:
Donna and family, wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Continue to Rest In Peace, Judge.
Ricky Sager left a message on December 29, 2020:
R.I.P. Judge , Thanks for the breaks you gave me
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Tony Morelli left a message on December 29, 2020:
A wonderful man and a life well lived. He will be missed.
John M Woleben left a message on December 29, 2020:
Fond memories of my oldest cousin and Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Brother at Mother Alpha Chapter at the University of Richmond. Also, High School memories of the Apple Blossom Festival and your Magic Tricks at 602 Ridge Top Road will alway be happily remembered. Love to Donna, Billy, and family. John M. Woleben, Jr.
Diane Gayle Reid left a message on December 29, 2020:
It is with much sadness that I read of Carle's passing. He seemed dedicated to the community. I wished I could have known him better. So much family history.
Louie and Noah Houghton-Germelman left a message on December 29, 2020:
Bing will be missed and fondly remembered by both of us for his generosity, companionship and family devotion. Our sincerest condolences to Donna and Billy.
Deputy Robert Cooley (Frederick County) left a message on December 29, 2020:
Sending my prayers and condolences to Judge Germelman's family and friends. Rest in peace your honor it was a pleasure to have appeared before you. You shall be missed sir.
Justin Eller left a message on December 29, 2020:
In memory of The Honorable Carle F. Germelman, Jr., Justin Eller lit a candle
Angela Steele left a message on December 29, 2020:
In memory of The Honorable Carle F. Germelman, Jr., Angela Steele lit a candle
Jeanne E Hooker left a message on December 29, 2020:
"Der Bingle" as I affectionately knew him ,through the many years at Grace Episcopal Church and also through his work as a judge.He was a champion for what is child advocacy. He had a wry wit and could make one laugh. He had many interest and remember him talking zealously of his love of fly fishing. " Alife well-lived ius a gift" and I known that the many lives he touched will cherish his memory. May his joy be the joy his family knows.
Suzanne McLean Brazier left a message on December 29, 2020:
Please accept my families sincere condolences, there are no good words for your loss. Your family is on my mind and in my prayers.
Denise Medina left a message on December 29, 2020:
In memory of The Honorable Carle F. Germelman, Jr., Denise Medina lit a candle
Nathan Germelman left a message on December 29, 2020:
My heart breaks for you guys. I love you all very much!
Brian Leonard left a message on December 29, 2020:
A wonderful man ,love to the family!
Norma Elsea left a message on December 29, 2020:
So sorry for the huge loss to the family. A great man and its hard to watch your classmates parents passing. It hits close to home. Rest in Peace Mr. Germelman! Thank you for your service.
Dwayne Dillow left a message on December 29, 2020:
My prayers go out to the family of a great man. My memories go back to Cub Scout meetings and camping at Rock Enon. Especially the time he had to pick me up out of the creek that I fell in during a hike. He always remembered that into my adulthood. Spending the night at Billy’s As a kid and having the fun of his wit and humor. Having him embarrass me as he presented my driver’s license to me in court. His magic would also amaze us as youth. My prayers go out to Donna, Billy, and their family. They were blessed to have spent a lifetime with Judge Germelman.
David Kushnir left a message on December 29, 2020:
The family is in my thoughts and prayers
Jeanne Brown left a message on December 29, 2020:
My deepest condolences Donna, Billy and family. Mr. Bing was a very special person and he will be sorely missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. May God grant each of you solace and peace.
Louella Sixma Virts left a message on December 29, 2020:
Donna and Billy. Please know that my thoughts and my heart are with the family at this time.
Christian Racer left a message on December 29, 2020:
The Racer family sends our condolences to the Germelman Family. We wish we could join you for a memorial. I, personally, have very fond memories of Judge Germelman. Christian Racer
Amy Longerbeam Heflin left a message on December 29, 2020:
Condolences to you all during this time. Judge G will be missed by many! Hugs and love! Amy L. Heflin
Billy left a message on December 29, 2020:
Dad, The respect and love for you and that which you always have shown me will forever be foremost in my thoughts and mind. You set the "man" and "father" bars very high, and I will always strive to be better than I think I can on behalf of my children and grandchildren while I am able. Your final words and thoughts to me over the last month were always of "how is mom" , "Is mom ok" and of course the dogs. You were always thinking of others & their wellbeing. You were a class act, a gentleman and a great mentor. I love you and will attempt to honor you in all my thoughts and actions. I never wanted the "3 feathers" befitting a clan chief, preferring to always be the best "aid de camp", but will now wear them proudly in your name and do the best that I am able. Rest easy sir, Mom will be ok so long as I can breath and take action and should something happen to me I can assure you your grandsons will come to her aid as needed. Love, Billy
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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