Dr. Bishop P. Read

Dr. Bishop P. Read, 79, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022. He was a native of Hampton and a resident of Newport News. He graduated from Hampton High School, VMI, UVA Medical School, and Eastern Virginia Medical School, and was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was a member of Hidenwood Presbyterian Church and James River County Club, where he was an avid golfer.  Dr. Read was a urologist who practiced 35 years with Hampton Roads Urology and retired in 2012.   He was an enthusiastic audiophile and he loved boating and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Read was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Katharine Read. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sheila D. Read; daughter, Mariah Gaffigan (John); son, Curtis Read; grandchildren, Brenna Gaffigan and John Gaffigan III; sister, Katharine “Tinka” Massey (David); and brother, J. Winston Read (Leslie). 

The family will receive friends at a Celebration of Life for Bishop on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at James River Country Club.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Hidenwood Presbyterian Church or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. William (Bill, VMI 64) Cox and Jeanne Cox

    Sheila and Family.
    We are so sorry about this news. Bishop was a great friend and VMI roommate! Fond memories. He will be missed.

  2. Martha wilson

    Shelia and Curtis
    I am so very sorry to hear about Bishop. I just found out. My heart goes out to you both and of course my thoughts are with the family. Love all of you so much.
    Ms.Martha and Ms. Marie

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