Dolores Lucille Genirs

September 1, 1929February 16, 2021

Dolores “Del” Genirs (née Kuster) died peacefully in her home on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in Hampton, VA at the age of 91.

Dolores was born on September 1, 1929 in Queens, NY, to the late Henry and Barbara Kuster. She graduated from Richmond Hills High School and married Richard Genirs, her first love, whom she had known since 6th grade, in 1950.

Richard and Dolores welcomed four children into their home, eventually leading to seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her children remember her as a kind and supportive mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals and was always there in times of need. Dolores worked for Chemical Bank as a secretary until she and Richard retired to Hampton, VA in 1991.

Dolores was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who delighted in spending time with family – from holiday celebrations to Disney vacations. She was an active and dedicated member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where she enjoyed volunteering at Sunday Suppers. She was an avid reader and always had a puzzle to do or crafts to make. She had many hobbies, including bowling, crocheting, baking (her linzer tarts and cheesecake will surely be missed), and singing. Dolores used her vocal talents as a member of the Sweet Adelines in New York. And, Dolores will be remembered for her style, always ready to go anywhere.

Dolores is survived by her children, Donna Okerblom and her husband, David of Hampton, Gary Genirs and his wife, Donna of North Merrick, NY, Richard Genirs of Hampton and Scott Genirs of Hampton; grandchildren, Shannon of Atlanta, GA, Jason and his wife, Mingyung of Clifton, VA, Scott and Steven of Hudson, FL, and Cory, Courtney and Christopher of North Merrick, NY; and great-grandchildren, Jayden, Jacob, and Justin of Clifton, VA and Tristan, Raymond and Brooklyn of Hudson, FL. She is also survived by her sister, Marilyn Passaro of Smithfield, RI.

A funeral mass is scheduled for 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2150 Cunningham Drive, Hampton, VA 23666, with Father John Grace officiating. Due to limited seating, please call the church office at 757-826-0393 for availability.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association at or Alzheimer’s Association at

The family would like to thank the PACE staff for their care of our loving Mom, Nan and Great Nana.


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Victoria Bradley

February 24, 2021


I would like to express my heart felt sympathy for the loss of your mother. I know you did all you could for your mother every day because we always talked about how she was doing. Additionally, I am aware that you will also miss going to see her everyday, getting her food and doing anything you could for her. Focus on God and he will give you strength and peace during this difficult time. Please be cognizant of the fact that I am praying for you and your entire family. I know God will say to you Rickie, "well done my good and faithful servant".

Tina White

February 20, 2021

I will always remember Delores’ faithful service at ICC’s Sunday Suppers. She was a dedicated worker with a blithe spirit.
My prayers go out to Donna, Dave and the rest of her loving family.

Cheryl Reiter

February 20, 2021

This is Cheryl, another one of Bea’s daughters...My condolences to all for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time...I have heard the stories of Mom and Del and how they have been BFF’s since the 3rd grade and how they grew up in Glendale together just on the other side of the tracks from each other more times that I have lost count....but each and every time I heard it I knew just how special that relationship was! It created a foundation for me to follow which so far I have done a pretty good job as my BFF and I have been 35 years Mom loved Del and spoke of her often and with such high regard and as strong as she is I know this is ripping her apart inside .....but she knows she will see her again and the coffee (or now tea) will be waiting....we have all been blessed to have them for so many years and treasure ever single moment....follow their lead, they don’t make them anymore like they used to!!!
Love to all!!!
Cheryl Reiter

Beatrice Tietjen

February 20, 2021

My wedding day back in the 40s Del was my Maid of Honor ❤️

Beatrice Tietjen

February 20, 2021

Our coffee katch days!


Beatrice Tietjen

February 20, 2021

Del and I met in the third grade at PS 113 in Glendale Queens where we grew up and quickly became best friends.
Through the years our families became like one spending many and most summers and holidays together.
We then went on to Richmond Hill High School together.
Even though we chose different curriculums it did not deter our friendship. Nor did anything that life had in store for us through the years... whether that be marriage, children, grandchildren, geography ,etc.... we kept in touch through the years as the bond we created as nine year old girls carried through decades into our 90s!!!
Even though we did not get to spend much time together in person in recent years she will be terribly missed but I will hold all of our wonderful years of memories close and she will live on in my heart forever!
May you be resting in peace my dear old friend until we meet again!!!!
Love and miss you already!
Love Always,

Lynn and Andrew DiSanto

February 19, 2021

To Del’s Family
I’m one of Bea’s daughters.
My husband and I are so sorry for your loss. Losing someone you love is not easy and our deepest condolences are with you all.
Your Mom will always be remembered as a long time ,beautiful friend of my Mom.
It alwayed amazed me how close our Moms were. They met in grammar school and stayed friends into their 90’s.
Although they went their separate ways while raising their children, that never seem to detour their warm friendship.
They spoke periodically and always enjoyed speaking with each other.
I have wonderful memories of our Mom’s coffee cloches, your parents coming up from VA for my Mom’s 70th birthday celebration and last year’s video of your Mom wishing mine a Very Happy 90th,
What a lovely friendship.
May the Good Lord watch over your Mom snd also get you all through this difficult time 🙏
Our deepest sympathy,
God bless
Lynn and Andy DiSanto