Bill Text: VA HR4032 | 2019 | 1st Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Daniel Patrick Dumouchelle.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-07-09 - Bill text as passed House (HR4032ER) [HR4032 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HR4032-Enrolled.html

Celebrating the life of Daniel Patrick Dumouchelle.


Agreed to by the House of Delegates, July 9, 2019


WHEREAS, Daniel Patrick Dumouchelle, a beloved husband and father and a respected member of the Petersburg community, died on October 21, 2018; and

WHEREAS, Daniel "Dan" Patrick Dumouchelle was born on June 5, 1939, in Petersburg to Anne Berberich Dumouchelle and Napoleon Wildore Dumouchelle; and

WHEREAS, Dan Dumouchelle attended St. Joseph School in Petersburg, followed by Benedictine High School, where he graduated in 1957 from the school's original location at 304 North Sheppard Street in Richmond; and

WHEREAS, Dan Dumouchelle enlisted in the United States Air Force immediately following his high school graduation; and

WHEREAS, during his time with the United States Air Force, Dan Dumouchelle was deployed to Wiesbaden, Germany, where he served with honor and true American pride before his discharge in 1961; and

WHEREAS, after returning to the United States, Dan Dumouchelle began working for Philip Morris USA in Richmond, where he completed 32 years of loyal service before retiring from a rewarding career in 1993; and

WHEREAS, in his first year working for Philip Morris USA, Dan Dumouchelle encountered Genevieve "Ginny" Planck of Orange during a shift change at work; she became the love of his life and, six months later, they married in 1962; and

WHEREAS, Dan and Ginny Dumouchelle became incredible parents to Julie Marie and Teresa "Tracy" Lynn, their two amazing daughters who quickly became the light of both parents' lives; and

WHEREAS, Dan Dumouchelle attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Petersburg and was a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1969; he became a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council 189 in Richmond; served on 17 church teams for Cursillo, Marriage Encounter, and Engaged Encounter programs; and was a devoted member of the Parish Counsel, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, and ALPHA; and

WHEREAS, Dan Dumouchelle was involved with each of his residential communities, serving on the Dinwiddie County Waterford Landing Architecture Review Board and then as a member of the Waterford Landing Neighborhood Watch program, followed by the Chester Village Green Neighborhood Watch program; and

WHEREAS, Dan Dumouchelle was an avid fisherman, hunter, and golfer who enjoyed the many wonderful outdoor park and recreational offerings that Virginia provided him; and

WHEREAS, the Washington Redskins were Dan Dumouchelle's favorite sports team, with the Virginia Tech Hokies and Virginia Commonwealth University Rams slightly behind; and

WHEREAS, with every free minute that he was able to spend with others, Dan Dumouchelle could be found telling stories, laughing, and truly enjoying his family and friends, most especially, his grandchildren, who loved him beyond words; and

WHEREAS, Dan Dumouchelle is survived by his wife, Ginny Planck Dumouchelle; daughters, Julie Dumouchelle Riles (Rusty) and Teresa Dumouchelle Smithers (Alan); grandchildren, Christopher Knowles (Morgan), Rachael Riles, and Patrick Riles; grandpuppies, Stella and Madison; sister, M. Teresa Dumouchelle; brother, Charles M. Dumouchelle; and numerous nieces and nephews; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness and respect the loss of Daniel Patrick Dumouchelle; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare three copies of this resolution for presentation to Genevieve Dumouchelle, Julie Dumouchelle Riles, and Teresa Dumouchelle Smithers, as an expression of the House of Delegates' admiration for the life of an outstanding husband and father, whose memory and lifetime of service to both the United States and the Commonwealth will forever be appreciated.