Virginia Chess Federation
In Memory of our Departed Friends ...

We humbly and lovingly dedicate this page to the memory of our departed chess-playing friends who had such tremendous influence on chess in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

November 2018:  Allen J. Hinshaw HINSHAW, J. Allen, 77, of Richmond, died November 25, 2018.  He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Helen Schiffman Hinshaw; daughter, Melissa Renee Hinshaw; and loving extended family and friends.  Allen was former president of the Virginia Chess Federation and a past delegate of the United States Chess Federation.  Graveside services were held on November 28 at Forest Lawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity in Allen's name.
July 2017:  Joan H. Schlich:  Joan, the wife of Ernest W. Schlich, was a long-time chess organizer, teacher and tournament director.  Joan passed into the hands of Our Lord in July 2017 at the age of 78 and is sorely missed.