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Last Updated: 04/13/2024

   

Geroge Robert McNulty (21st Co)  (4/11/24)

Updated 4/13/24  Obituary  

 George McNulty, age 87, born July 1st, 1936, passed away April 11th, 2024. George is survived by his wife of 42 years, Peggy. He is also survived by his children: George Jr. (Dione), Kathleen (George), Tim (Nicole), Colin (Alice), Chris, and Devin (Chris). Preceded in death by his siblings: Kathleen, William (Connie), and Leo (Francine). A loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, brother-in-law, and friend. George was a proud graduate of St. Ignatius High School, the United States Naval Academy, and the University of Chicago. He was also an incredibly proud Navy veteran, avid sailor, and Cleveland sports fan. His happiest times were sailing on Lake Erie and far beyond with his family. We welcome everyone to join in his Celebration of Life on Sunday, April 21st, 2024 at the Cleveland Hermit Club (Enter through the Hofbrauhaus entrance) from 2-5 p.m. George will be interned in the columbarium at the United States Naval Academy at a later date. Thank you to the Louis Stokes VA Hospital, especially the staff at CARES tower and the Heroes Hospice floor.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Cleveland Metroparks Legacy Fund in memory of George McNulty, online at clevelandmetroparks.com/giveonline or mailed to Cleveland Metroparks, 4101 Fulton Parkway, Cleveland, OH 44144.Cheers to you George!

https://www.hofbrauhauscleveland.com/hermit-club

Published by Cleveland.com from Apr. 12 to Apr. 17, 2024.

https://obits.cleveland.com/us/obituaries/cleveland/name/george-mcnulty-obituary?id=54864776

 

 

 

From George's Daughter, Devin:

 Thank you so much Rupert for sharing the news about my father's passing. I am sure you all know that he was a fighter and it gives us peace that he no longer has to fight. My dad was a true one of a kind and he will be deeply missed. 

I did want to make sure you all had the correct phone number and address for our family. 

Best number is mine: 216-870-7867 

My parents address is 1310 W 102nd. St Cleveland, Oh 44102 

We are confirming the time of his celebration of life tomorrow but it will be Sunday, April 21st in Cleveland, Ohio at the Cleveland Hermit Club - where my parents had their wedding reception 42 years ago. 

I am in communication with the alumni and memorial office at USNA as well as working on his obituary for shipmate and we hope to have a date and time for his interment ceremony at the academy in the late summer. Once we have a date and time, you all are more than welcomed to attend. 

If you have any questions or anything, don't hesitate to contact me. 

 

Richard Patrick Greene  (7th Co) (4/10/24)

(1935-2024)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Richard Patrick (Pat) Greene passed away peacefully in his home with his wife and daughter by his side on March 28, 2024. Pat was born on October 31, 1935 in Bremerton, Washington to Naval Captain Richard (Dick) and Josene Greene. Two years later, his sister Sharon came along. Due to their father’s naval job, the family moved around throughout his childhood from the Pacific Northwest, to Florida, to Maryland. It was during these early years that Pat’s love of nature and adventure was born. He grew up fishing, rock hunting, and always learning.

Pat followed in his dad’s footsteps and attended the Naval Academy at Annapolis from 1954-1958 alongside future Senator John McCain. Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, he served overseas in the Pacific. While onboard, he served as the Recreation Director, an early indicator of his active personality and ability to form community everywhere he went. After serving overseas in the Navy, he returned to the West Coast where he met his future wife, Mary, at an Officer’s Club dance in Long Beach. Pat was immediately smitten and insisted within a couple of weeks that she marry him. They tied the knot on October 27, 1962 and moved to Hawaii for an extended honeymoon where Pat enjoyed the beautiful beaches and lots of surfing.

Pat and Mary moved back to Oxnard, CA where they welcomed their daughter Alisa to the family. Pat attended Ventura Junior College and lifeguarded over the summers while earning enough credits to transfer to UC Santa Barbara to get his master’s degree in Geology. Now with two degrees to his name, Pat got a job with the Canadian Survey Company and his family moved in with his parents in Bremerton, Washington in 1965. It was here where their son, Tom, was born and completed their family of four. Pat worked for a few years in the oil industry in Alaska and Texas before deciding to move back to California and pursue his true passion- teaching.

After scouting out colleges across California, Pat decided to join the newly established College of the Redwoods in Eureka where he was the first geology instructor. He taught geology, oceanography, rocks and minerals, math, and more over his 25-year career. After a few years living in Eureka, the family decided to move further south to sunnier Fortuna. They first lived on Holly Lane near Alisa and Tom’s elementary school until they came across the perfect piece of land at the end of Newburg Road on one of their many family bike rides. On their fondly named “Funny Farm,” they tended to an orchard, garden, menagerie of farm animals, and planted what would 50 years later become a redwood forest.

Pat was a devoted father and attended Alisa and Tom’s many extra-curricular sports including Tom’s cross-country races and Alisa’s gymnastic meets. Pat even learned the rules of soccer so he could coach a co-ed youth soccer team when the sport was just starting out in Humboldt County. Pat and Mary took the family on many beach adventures, camping trips in the redwoods, swimming at the local river bar and rock hunting in the desert. After retiring from College of the Redwoods in 1994, Pat and Mary split their time between Humboldt County, CA and Tucson, AZ where they took on the new role of grandparents to Marissa and Clara. Pat spent many hours reading them books, including the entire Wizard of Oz series, playing board games, riding bicycles, playing music, and going on many family adventures. Pat and Mary ran “Funny Farm Summer Camp” for the girls and shared their love of the outdoors and the Humboldt County Fair.

When not busy with his family, Pat was devoted to a myriad of old and new activities and clubs: bicycling, hiking, volleyball, golfing, swimming, rock hunting, jewelry making, playing cards, painting, and lots and lots of music. Pat played with many musical groups such as the Cat Mountain Jamboree in Tucson and the Deb Woods Band and the Ukelelians in Fortuna. Pat and Mary were fully engaged with the Fortuna Senior Center and never shied away from taking on a leadership role. In Tucson he was the President of the Gem and Mineral Society and led hikes out into the desert. In Fortuna he led the Senior Bike Group and organized various music groups. He loved staying up to date with the latest technology and taught himself how to set up email groups, zoom links, and coordinate between the members of his clubs.

Throughout his life, Pat sought out adventure and learning new things. His infectious laughter and warm smile brought joy to countless gatherings, and he will be dearly missed by all. He is survived by his wife Mary of almost 62 years, daughter Alisa (Neil) MacAvoy of Redwood City, CA, son Tom (Cindy) Greene of Culver City, CA and two granddaughters Marissa and Clara Greene MacAvoy of San Francisco, CA. He is also survived by his sister Sharon Hope (children Duster, Rick, Kathy) of San Diego, CA and many sister and brother in laws and nieces and nephews. Pat loved animals and always had a dog (current Buddy) and cat (current Stretch). In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to your local school’s music program or that you plant a tree in his memory. Cards may be sent to Mary Greene and family at 3750 Newburg Road, Fortuna CA 95540.

 

Samuel G. Werbel (23rd Co)  (4/4/24)

(February 20, 1935  -  April 1, 2024)

From Gordo:

The funeralwas held at Beth El in Norfolk, VA at 1:00 on Thursday ( 4/3/14) with burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family asks that any donations be made to the Beverly Werbel Homeless Fund at Beth El in Norfolk (https://bethelnorfolk.com/give/) or the Jewish Chapel at the United States Naval Academy (https://fojcusna.org/contribute/)

Obituary

We lost a true mensch Samuel G. Werbel (Commander Ret. US Navy) on April 1st. He was 89 years old. He died how he lived – full of love and gratitude for his family, his friends, his faith and his country. He was born on February 20, 1935 in Far Rockaway, NY to the late Ethel and Howard Werbel, the third of four children. His siblings, Joan and Steve were his lifelong best friends. Losing his brother Jerry was one of his greatest heartbreaks.

He received a congressional appointment to attend the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, graduating in 1958. In 1960, he was in Norfolk, VA on assignment and went to Shabbat services at Beth El, meeting his future in-laws Sadye and Joe Rafal and others who encouraged him to call Beverly Rafal for a blind date that evening. They were married in 1961 and began a life together in the Navy that took them from Monterey, CA to Rota, Spain to Battle Creek, MI and many places in between. He served his last 5 years in Norfolk, where they settled, and he retired as a Commander in 1978. Their three children – Scott Werbel, Evan Werbel (Hallie), and Jill Werbel Rider (Jeremy) – were the center of his world. Sam was a brilliant and devoted father who could help with an algebra proof, advise on an essay, discuss world events, and tutor on a Torah portion. He was the smartest and kindest and most humble father and man with an excellent sense of humor.

He went on to have many interesting and fulfilling private sector jobs after retiring from the Navy. He loved to work and consult and connect people. He made friends everywhere and with everyone. He was genuinely interested in people from all walks of life and asked questions about their lives. Everywhere he lived he was the center of the community. He often acted as an informal Jewish chaplain in addition to his day job. He and Beverly hosted the first ever Passover seder on the naval base in Rota, Spain. Though a New Yorker by birth, he adopted Norfolk as his hometown and embraced that community with love and dedication.

He was a proud news junkie. The New York Times was an integral part of his daily routine, right until his final days. He relished discussing current events with whomever was game. He was a proud and ardent Zionist, traveling to Israel as a graduation gift from his parents for the first of many times in 1958. He was involved with AIPAC and the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Chapel at the Naval Academy and so many more organizations. Serving as president of Beth El was a tremendous honor for him. “Shul business” was his true passion. He also loved politics – following nationally and getting involved locally on the ground.

In 2000, he lost his beloved wife Beverly. His family and friends rallied around him and he relished his role as the uber father and grandfather and community leader. He later met and married Diane Gould Werbel. They traveled the world, enjoyed their Jewish life, were involved in the community together and spent precious time with their children and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and children and siblings, Sam is survived by his grandchildren Jordan and Bennett Werbel; Bo, Jesse and Sadye Rider; and Dani and Baila Werbel. If you had a few minutes to spare, he would tell you all about them. Also surviving him are his devoted brother-in-law Edwin Jay Rafal and sisters-in-law Judy Werbel and Lettie Werbel and many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. He is also mourned by Diane’s family. He treasured his relationships with all of them.

He is also predeceased by his brother-in-law Bernie Shapiro and his sister-in-law Marilyne Rafal, in addition to his first wife Beverly and his brother Jerry.

The funeral will be held at Beth El in Norfolk, VA at 1:00 on Thursday with burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The first night of shiva will be held at Beth El with minyan at 5:45 and visiting with the mourners following. Sam’s children will return to Bethesda on Friday. Shiva will be continued on Saturday and Sunday evenings at Jill and Jeremy's house and Monday and Tuesday evenings at Hallie and Evan's house. Locally in Va Beach, shiva will be observed at Diane's house on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 4:30-8:00pm.

The family asks that any donations be made to the Beverly Werbel Homeless Fund at Beth El in Norfolk (https://bethelnorfolk.com/give/) or the Jewish Chapel at the United States Naval Academy (https://fojcusna.org/contribute/).

H D Oliver Funeral Apartments
1501 Colonial Ave
Norfolk, VA 23517
(757) 622-7353

https://www.hdoliver.com/obituaries/Samuel-G-Werbel?obId=31116067

 

John Leslie Potter  (19th Co) (4/4/24)
 
(May 27, 1936 - March 31, 2024)

John Leslie Potter, a long-time Benicia resident, nuclear engineer, Naval veteran and pilot, died March 31 in Vallejo. He was 87.

Born May 27, 1936 in El Paso, Texas, he graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1958. He was a weapons officer on the nuclear submarine USS Mariano G. Vallejo. He finished his naval assignments as a commander in the Navy. John attended Stanford University, earning master's degrees in nuclear engineering and business administration. He was a PG&E executive for many years and worked on the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.

John served the City of Benicia as a member of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Benicia Unified School Board. He supported the Solano County Board of Supervisors as a member of the Land Use Committee. He was an active member of the Benicia/Tula Sister City Program. He served eight years on the United States Naval Academy Board of Trustees in Annapolis.

As president of the Mount Diablo Pilots' Association, John established monthly safety meetings and was awarded a lifetime honorary membership by his fellow pilots.

A loyal and supportive father and husband, he was recently admitted to membership in St. Dominic's Catholic church, having attended services there for 52 years.

John is preceded in death by his first wife, Priscilla, mother of Jeffrey Potter. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judith, children Jeffrey, Christopher, Susan, Deborah and Timothy; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held in St Dominic's Church, Benicia.

Passalacqua Funeral Chapel
901 W 2nd St
Benicia, CA 94510
(707) 745-3130

https://www.passalacquafuneralchapel.com/obituaries/John-Potter-14/#!/Obituary

 

Bruce Llewellyn Craig Bruce (19th Co)  (3/29/24)

Bruce passed away on or about 3/29/24.  No further info at this time. 

 

Donald Lee Carty (20th Co)  (3/12/24)

 

Updated Obituary 4/11/24

DONALD LEE CARTY ‘58

Colonel “Don” L. Carty, USAF (Ret.) passed away peacefully on 7 March 2024 in Seattle, WA.

     Don was born in Clintwood, VA on 6 August 1936. He graduated from the Naval Academy in June 1958, and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, USAF. He entered flight training and earned his wings at Stead AFB, NV in 1960, then spent the next five years flying helicopters at Ellsworth AFB, SD and Malmstrom AFB, MT before attending Navy Test Pilot School at Patuxent Naval Air Station, MD. He then served at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, where he was the first Air Force pilot to fly the X-25 Gyrocopter.  

     In 1969, Don was based at Udorn AFB, Thailand as a Combat Search and Rescue pilot flying the HH-53 “Jolly Green Giant” to pick up downed air crewmen in Laos. He then returned to Wright-Patterson as an Experimental Test Pilot until 1971 when he assumed duties as F-16 Program Manager at Andrews AFB, MD and in Iran. While in Iran, Don and some colleagues were arrested and imprisoned by the Iranians when the Shah was overthrown. After many threats they were released to the U.S. Embassy for evacuation.

       Don returned to serve as Director of Flight Safety at Andrews AFB; followed by Director of Systems Training at Randolph AFB, TX; Chief, Military Assistance and Advisory Group in Lima, Peru; and Special Assistant to the Commander, Brooks AFB, TX, where he retired in June 1988. During his career, Don attended Air Command and Staff School; Industrial College of the Armed Forces; and the Defense Language Institute; and earned a Master of Business from Auburn University. His awards include the Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, three Air Medals, and the Peruvian Air Cross.

       From 1988 to 1991, Don worked for BDM Corporation in Saudi Arabia. When he returned to the States, the family settled in Abingdon, VA. He continued working for BDM in McLean, VA until 1993. He attended the Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership in Richmond and was a member of the Solid Waste Management Board for Virginia, and a member of Civitan International. He also did volunteer work for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.      During his service and retirement, Don and his family visited over 50 countries. He relished caring for various types of berries he planted around his home in Abingdon and enjoyed the family outings to pick and eat them.

  Don is survived by his wife, Patricia Lynne, three children; Jason, Cara, and Samuel; four grandchildren; four great-grandsons; and two sisters.

 

Update Obituary 3/16/24:

Donald L. Carty, son of Claude and Zula Carty, passed away peacefully on 7 March 2024 in Seattle, Wa.

Don was born in Clintwood in 1936 and graduated from Dickenson Memorial High School in 1954. He attended the US Naval Academy and graduated in 1958. Don also earned a Master of Business from Auburn University. He cross-commissioned to the Air Force where he served as an experimental test pilot and a Combat Search and Rescue pilot attaining the rank of Colonel. During his 30-year military career, he was awarded the Silver Star, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, three Air Medals and the Peruvian Air Cross, among many other honors.

 He and his family traveled the world and lived on three continents. An avid traveler, he visited over 50 countries before he retired to Abingdon, where he served as a member of Civitans, and volunteered for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; his children, Jason, Cara, and Samuel; four grandchildren, Pia, Skye, Seth and Aaron; 4 great-grandsons; and his sisters Adina Krum and Marilyn Vaughan.   In lieu of flowers, any memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Red Cross. The family is planning a Celebration of Life for a future date.

Dickenson Star
13 March 2024

https://www.dickensonstar.com/articles/12244/view 

   

Liles Walker Creighton,  Jr. (14th Co)  (3/9/24)

(OCTOBER 22, 1936 – MARCH 2, 2024)

Liles W. Creighton “Bub”, age 87, passed away on March 2, 2024, at Hospice of the Chesapeake from cancer. Bub was born on October 22, 1936, in San Diego, California to Rear Admiral Liles W. Creighton Sr. and Alice Starkey Creighton. Bub’s family moved frequently, living in San Diego, CA, Norfolk, VA, Newport R.I, Portland, ME, and Cuba to name a few. During his father’s long overseas deployments, his family resided in Houlton, Maine, a small town he and his siblings returned to every summer.

Bub earned a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in 1958. He served in Viet Nam, earning a purple heart after being injured in the Brinks Hotel bombing in Saigon, Viet Nam in 1964. Bub had a successful career in intelligence for the Department of Defense Naval Operations. A proud member of USNA Class of 1958, Bub loved Naval Academy football and fellow classmates, participating in numerous “58 is great” activities.

Throughout his life, Bub valued service through leadership. For many years he served as the Lee District Representative to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and in numerous chairman positions, striving to improve transportation and housing options for low-income families in Fairfax County, VA. In retirement, he served as supervisor of trails at Potomac Appalachian Club, and taught classes at Ann Arundel Community College. Bub dearly loved the outdoors, and camping at his property in North Lake, NB Canada. Another passion was history. Bub will always be remembered for his historical monologues and discussions!

Bub is survived by his wife, Beverley “Goose” Stewart Creighton of Annapolis, MD, daughter Catherine “Bubbles” and husband Tony Martin of Lorton, Va., daughter Kim and husband Alex Simons of Bristow, Va., stepdaughter Marie Pomeroy and husband Scott of Edgewater, Md, stepson David Stewart and wife Maureen of Cincinnati, OH., sister Alice Creighton and brother Charlie Creighton of Annapolis MD, grandchildren, Ann Stewart and husband Justin Hoyt, Kate Thompson, Benjamin Simons, William Thompson, Daniel Simons, Arley Ann Windle and husband Chris, Minna Tighe, great grandchildren, Aiden Hoyt, Benjamin Hoyt, Marie Hoyt, and Baron Pitakos, nephews John and wife Frances Carty, and William and wife Bell Carty of Annapolis, MD. He was preceded in death by his parents Liles W. Creighton Sr. and Alice Starkey Creighton, sister Margaret Carty, sister-in-law Mary Creighton, and nephew Creighton Carty.

Bub will be laid to rest at the United States Naval Academy in a private service.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends are asked to make donations in Memory of Bub to the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club at www.PATC.org.

John M. Taylor Funeral Home
147 Duke Of Gloucester St
Annapolis, MD 21401 ·
(410) 263-4422

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/annapolis-md/liles-creighton-11692256

 

From Liles' Daughter Kim Simons (3/3/24):

 Dad passed away on Saturday (3 March 2024).  We are waiting on dates for inurnment at the Academy and are planning a Celebration of life later this month. I’ll let you know the dates as soon as I have them
 and will send you a link to his obituary when it’s posted. 

We’ve scheduled a celebration of life at the Salem Avery House in Shady Side on Saturday March 23rd from 1-5 pm. Please let his classmates know that all are welcome to attend. 

 Kim

Cell 571-442-0561

 

Joanne Patricia (O'Donnell) Coyle  (Wife of Frank Coyle (23rd Co) (2/28/24) 
(1935 – 2024)

 

Joanne Patricia O’Donnell Coyle, 88 of Colonial Park, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 23, 2024, after a long and fruitful life. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Francis X. Sr. after 62 years of marriage and her grandson, Dominic.  She is survived by her children Francis X. Jr, of Clearwater, FL, Martie (Frank) Kasnick, of Carmel, IN, John (Betsy) of Berwyn, PA and Mia (Mickey)of Wayne, PA and her grandchildren, Frank, Bridget, and Maeve Kasnick, Jack Coyle and Jake Dotzel.

She was born on August 28, 1935, in upstate central Pennsylvania coal region town of Shenandoah, PA and was the daughter of the late Regis Cornelius and Catherine “Kit” (Carroll) O’Donnell. 

She was the loyal sister of her brother Gerald (Carol) O’Donnell of Harrisburg, Pa.  Sister-in-law to Robert (Jane) Coyle, Maryann Coyle, Joe (Sandy) Coyle, and Susan (Matt) Dowling, all of the Philadelphia area. 

Joanne’s family moved to Mount Carmel, PA where she grew up and attended school at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School and was a proud nursing graduate of Misericordia (“Mercy”) Hospital’s Nursing Program run by the Sisters of Mercy in West Philadelphia, class of 1956.  During her time at Misericordia, fate would intervene, as Joanne met and eventually married the love of her life Francis of Philadelphia, PA where they married in 1960.  Joanne and Frank first met when Joanne answered a house phone call at the nursing dormitory where Frank was calling another girl for a date.  Joanne’s proudest accomplishment and greatest joy was her marriage, children, grandchildren, extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews, and close relatives and life-long friends from Mount Carmel and nursing school.

Joanne worked as a nurse for several years before beginning a family in 1961.  She was a devoted mother and housewife for many years and returned to work when her children entered high school.  Frank was a graduate of the US Naval Academy during his active service duty years, they lived on military bases in New London, CT, Bangor, ME and Fort Meade, MD.  After Frank’s active-duty service, they settled in Harrisburg with their family, where they lived for 50+ years.  Joanne and Frank welcomed Joanne’s mother into their home with the passing of her husband Regis where she lived for many years.

Joanne was a faithful member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Harrisburg, PA and devotee of the Virgin Mary and novenas to Saint Joseph.  She was deeply proud of her Irish heritage and her country, her extended family and her friends.  She was known for being very fashionable, her silly sense of humor, and was a fierce and competitive game player and notorious card shark.  She loved Notre Dame (Go Irish!) and Penn State football, all animals great and small, in particular her dog Coco, roller coasters, music, Christmas, afternoon naps, coffee and toast with butter and strawberry jelly, vanilla ice cream and dark chocolate, shade not sun, dry land and not swimming, champagne, vacations with Frank to Ireland, Europe and Yellowstone and last, but not least, family vacations to Walt Disney World.  She lived a life of love, kindness and devotion to God and her family. She was one of the good ones and will be missed.

A viewing will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, at 9:00AM at St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church, 2800 Paxton Church Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110, with mass to follow at 10:00AM and burial immediately after mass at 11:30AM in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, 60 Indiantown Gap Road, Annville, PA 17003.

In lieu of flowers and donations, the family is asking for donations to be made to the Saint Jude’s Children Research Hospital, “In Honor of Joanne P. Coyle”, of whom Joanne and Frank were proud supporters.

Dailey Funeral Home, Inc.
650 S. 28th Street
Harrisburg PA  17103
(717)-233-1933

https://daileyfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/418/Joanne-O-Donnell-Coyle/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

See Frank'sObituary  Last Call: Francis Xavier Coyle (23rd Co) (4/5/23)

 

Louis Parkman Shane (16th Co) 2/20/24

From Gordo:

With much regret I received the following from Lou's great friend, Jean LeBer...

Lou was on vacation with his daughter when he had a stroke. He died on Tuesday 13 Feb. We expect to have more details soon.

Gordo

John Andrew Cresko, Jr. (21st Co) 2/14/24

From Gordo

I received the following sad communication from the Alumni Association today:

His wife, Dorothy, called to report that he died on 10 January 2024. Services were today and she was unable to go because she had been in the hospital. There was no newspaper obituary, but she may send one in for Shipmate at some point. I have sent our guidelines.

Gordo

 

Charles Henry Graham (15th Co) 2/7/24

(1936 – 2024)

Charles Henry Graham passed away peacefully with his family by his side at Hospice Niagara in St. Catharines on Sunday January 28, 2024, at the age of 87. Devoted husband of 62 years to Elisa Callejas. Loving father of Elisa (Peter Redmond), Charles (Elizabeth), Edward (Colombe), Ana (Ralph Piller), and Michelle (Christopher Stebbing). He will be dearly missed by his 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Will (Mercedes), Rita (Buster Waldock), and Tony (Sylvia), as well as many nieces and nephews.

A native of Nicaragua and a proud graduate in Electromechanical Engineering at the US Naval Academy (1958), he brought his family to Canada in 1982 where they all made their homes. A devoted Catholic, he served the Church in various ministries, most specially through Kairos Prison Ministry for over twenty years   With a gifted mind, he shared his love for science, politics, and innovation with all who knew him.  His enthusiasm for many hobbies made him a mentor to relatives and friends who will carry out his legacy in the kitchen, in the garden, and everywhere where new ideas can be implemented.  Clearly a visionary, he led his family to higher grounds and was able to harvest much love and care from those closest to him, particularly when he struggled with his health.

The Graham family is grateful to Hospice Niagara where he received exceptional care and to the many personal support workers who lovingly cared for him. A Funeral Mass took place at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria on Wednesday, January 31st at 10 A.M. with Rite of Committal to follow at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens.

GARDEN  CITY FUNERALS & CREMATIONS
39 Court St.
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 4R8
905-685-6584

https://gardencityfunerals.ca/tribute/details/2777/Charles-Graham/obituary.html#tribute-start

 

Christopher William Naquin (10th Co) 2/6/24

Capt. Christopher W.P. Naquin (USNR-ret.) of Gloucester Point, passed away peacefully on November 28, 2023. Born on June 29, 1935 to Lt. and Mrs. Oliver F. Naquin in Honolulu, Hawaii where his father was stationed, serving in early submarines. Traumatic events during his young life included the sinking of the submarine USS Squalus in May 1939, off the coast of New Hampshire, of which his father was the Commanding Officer. Chris and his family returned to Hawaii in December 1941 and were there for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the sinking of the USS California on which his father served. With his mother and sister, Chris was evacuated from Hawaii on Christmas Day, 1941.

He attended schools on both coasts and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy for three years and graduated from American University with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s in Business Administration in 1963.

He was employed at the U.S. Department of Transportation for many decades, retiring as an Executive Developmental Specialist, and was instrumental in the development of the three-point safety belt. He remained active in the Naval Reserve and attained the rank of Captain.

For over 40 years, he lived with his family at his beloved “Annefield” on Wilson Creek, where he enjoyed landscaping, beekeeping, and stewarding the land with his beloved wife Barbara. His favorite hobby was working in his workshop, where he completed many projects. In retirement, Chris was known for the walnut crosses he made, which he shared with clergy, friends, and fellow members of Abingdon Episcopal Church. Much of the wood he used came from a tree that fell in a storm and crushed a portion of the churchyard wall, and for him, the crosses represented the triumph of faith and patience over adversity. Chris was an active member and vestryman at Abingdon with his wife and son, William, and where his son, Robert, was married.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, the former Barbara Jean Lee, and his parents, Rear Adm. Oliver F. Naquin (ret.) and Frances D. Naquin. He is survived by his sons, William E. Naquin and Robert J. Naquin; his sister, Lorraine Naquin Tyler of Washington, D.C.; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Smith Naquin, and grandchildren, Jennings Power Naquin, Olivia Garner Naquin, and Ava Grace McLean Naquin, all of Gloucester.

In memory of Chris, contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund at Abingdon Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 82, White Marsh, Va. 23183. A memorial service was held at Abingdon Episcopal Church in January.

Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

 

Sheila Ann Lanoue (Wife of Bob Lanoue (24th Co)) 01/22/24

 (July 28, 1938 ~ January 13, 2024)

sheila lanoue

Update: 3/6/24

From Bob Lanoue:

Sheila will have her inurnment in the Columbarium at the Academy on April 3at 10:30 am.

If anyone is planning to attend this event or the reception after at the Carrol’s Creek restaurant, please call my son Jim (class of 88) at 443-534-6004

 

  Sheila Ann Lanoue, age 85, died on January 13, 2024, after a spirited battle with lung cancer. Sheila weathered this fight in the same way she lived her life, with no regrets and fiercely loving and supporting her family.

Sheila was born July 28, 1938, in Brockton Massachusetts, to Marcus and Blanche Leroy. She graduated from Brockton High School in 1956 and then, in 1960, went on to be one of the first women to graduate from Stonehill College, where she won the Philosophy Prize. During her teenage years, while attending weekly dances at her local church, she met and danced with a boy, Robert Lanoue, who eventually would become her husband, although she did not realize it at the time. In 1959, she married Bob, then an Ensign in the United States Navy, and a recent graduate of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

While in the Navy, with stops in Troy, NY, Pearl Harbor, HI and Brockton, Sheila and Bob had three children, Bob Jr., Janine, and Jim. Sheila guided the family while Bob served a tour in Vietnam. After leaving the Navy, Sheila and Bob moved to Virginia, where, in Springfield, in 1975, their fourth child, Katie, was born. Sheila instilled her love of learning in her children and her support as a volunteer and mentor was critical to their success. She was incredibly proud of their achievements as doctors, nurses, Naval officers, engineers, lawyers, and college professors. In addition to her children and their spouses, her family now includes 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In retirement, Sheila and Bob loved traveling the world with them. Sheila will be greatly missed by her family and friends, but her love will always be with us.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church in Clifton, VA on January 27, 2024. An interment at the U.S. Naval Academy will follow at a later date.

Money & King Funeral Home and Cremation Services
171 Maple Ave W
Vienna, VA  22180
703-938-7440

https://www.moneyandking.com/obits/sheila-ann-lanoue/

 

Harry Wagner Konkel (6th Co) 01/15/24

(July 11, 1935 – January 6, 2024)

United States Naval Officer, Philanthropist, Cherished Neighbor and Friend

Harry Wagner Konkel passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on July 11, 1935 in Jackson, Wyoming. Son of Maurice and Beatrice Helen (Nelle) Wagner.

Harry leaves behind his beloved daughter Susie Konkel of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He was predeceased by his wife Susan Donnell Konkel in 2009 and their son James Konkel in 2022.

In his youth, studies and dreams of a naval career filled his steadfast vision. Family always came first for Harry. From hugs in the morning to “cheers” in the evening they were first and foremost on his mind. Predeceased by his wife Susan Donnell Konkel in 2009, theirs was truly love at first sight happenstance when they met at a holiday party in Findlay, OH during his 1958 holiday leave. After an often long distance courtship, they were married in Findlay on June 3, 1960. Moving from Naval station to station would be the norm for decades as he served the United States Navy. First was Long Beach, Calif., where they lived for three years and their son, James Donnell Konkel, was born. From there it was up the coast to the Monterey Peninsula for two years and their daughter, Susie Konkel, was born. Over the next 20 years the family accompanied Harry to his various duty stations along the East Coast, residing in Southern and Northern Virginia, Hingham, Mass., and Newport, R.I. Harry was at sea for long periods of time. After his naval retirement in 1985, they returned to Findlay, Ohio and moved to Portland in 1987. Harry loved to travel even after his tours of duty and did so extensively too many parts of the world. Favored destinations were anywhere his family was living.

He enjoyed celebrating milestone occasions from an Army Navy game with USNA alumni, birthday dinners at favorite restaurants to ringing in the holidays and the blooming of the spring orchids with friends and neighbors.

Harry graduated from Jackson-Wilson High School in Jackson Wyoming with the class of 1953 and studied at the University of Wyoming for one year before attending the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science. He later earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School, 1965 and Master of Arts at the Naval War College, 1974.

Harry Wagner Konkel was a career officer who served to the rank of Captain in the United States Navy receiving the Decorated Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service medal with one gold star and Navy Commendation Medal with two gold stars.

His naval career began as a Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1958 advancing through ranks to Captain, United States Navy in 1979 and following meritorious service retired from the United States Navy in 1985. During his career, he commanded two destroyers and one destroyer tender.

For a man who’s calling was to be a naval officer and Captain of ships carrying thousands of men and women serving and protecting our nation, he was equally esteemed with his listening skills and emotional acumen which fostered trust, lifelong friendships and the helping of others in need.

Some people just have a knack for approaching each day with the intent of doing good for others. Often quiet and introspective, Harry Konkel became known as a philanthropist beyond measure, adoring of Maine, a protector of nature, passionate about the arts from canvas to the stage, and always ardent about striving for the best healthcare possible for the people of Maine.

The Konkel family has changed lives, saved lives, saved landscapes and improved the quality of life in many places throughout North America, none more so than Maine.  For decades Harry and his late wife Susan Konkel and their children Jim and Susie continued the Donnell family precedent of making foundational contributions to causes they care deeply about.

Always humble about the philanthropic resources Harry had at his disposal, he approached philanthropy with sincere consideration for the quality of the impact his contributions would have on the world from local healthcare, the arts, naval service men and women and those who were unable to speak for themselves. He approached his philanthropy like he approached a new friend – he was thoughtful, inquisitive, sincere, compassionate, astute and wanting to do the right thing at the right time. Local charities who would come to call Harry a friend and a benefactor included: Maine Medical Center, Maine Cancer Foundation, the Portland Museum of Art, Mercy Hospital, Portland Symphony, Portland Stage and nationally Ducks Unlimited and the United States Naval Academy and Institute.

Harry’s acumen for leadership was shared broadly. He served on the Board of trustees of Gunston School, Centreville, Maryland, Gould Academy, Bethel, Maine and the Board directors of the Humane Society, Findlay, Ohio. More recent volunteer service and guidance were provided as the National director of the Navy League United States, Portland Museum Art, fellow 1993-1996, trustee, since 1996. President of the Osher Library Associates, Osher Map Library, 1995-1998, and the United States Navy, Blue and Gold. Harry was instrumental in bringing the Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club to the Portland Symphony and was delighted that President George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush joined them for the evening.

A member of the Bohemian Club in California, he often enjoyed the arts and cultural retreats. Harry was most attentive to world affairs and complex national and international issues. Never short of newsletters, journals and back in the day monthly magazines which filled his library. Harry always remained current from naval updates, complex international exchanges to conservation and the arts.

Harry’s commitments to the advancement of healthcare close to home in Portland has been remarkable, timely, and forever life-changing for thousands of Mainers. The Konkel family’s wish is to ensure the highest quality care possible was at the ready for the people of Maine when the need arises. During the dedication which named the Susan Donnell Konkel Pavilion at?Maine Medical Center, Harry’s son James said, “our family is honored to do the right and necessary thing when needs impact those around us. Family looks over us and out for us each day (as does Maine Medical Center) and that’s what our Mom and Dad taught us to focus on”. Harry joined the Portland Museum of Art Board of Trustees in 1996, following in the footsteps of his wife Susan who had also served on the Board prior to Harry. Harry was elected to a lifetime term as an Honorary Trustee in 2016 as the PMA rose to world class status. And their daughter Susie joined the Board in 2019.

The family wishes to extend special gratitude for the care and comfort provided over the years at Maine Medical Center and the MMC Emergency Department as well as special thanks to the associates of Home Instead including Elizabeth, Danielle, Jim, Renee’, Sara, Audrey, Christine and Maria.

To dear friends’, shipmates, and community leaders with whom Harry engaged over the years he would salute and bid you farewell and calm seas.

A celebration of his life will be held at The Portland Country Club in Falmouth, Maine from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on January 23, 2024. Arrangements are under the direction of the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 1024 Broadway, South Portland, ME. To view Harry’s memorial page, or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com.

Memorials in Harry’s name may be made to the charity of one's choice.

 

Alan Michael Chodorow (12th Co) 01/14/24

Update: 1/25/24  Obituary 

Alan M. Chodorow  (June 16, 1936 — January 9, 2024)

 

Alan Chodorow passed away in his Albuquerque home on January 9, 2024, at the age of 87.  He was born in Buffalo, NY in 1936, son of David and Janet, and brother to May.  He lived in Auburn, NY, a town with far more cows than people until he left for the US Naval Academy, graduating in 1958. Alan was awarded the Ensign Watson prize for the student most proficient in Naval Engineering and put those skills to use in the submarine corps under the formidable Admiral Rickover.

While stationed in California in 1963, Alan met the love of his life, Diane, marrying in 1964.  In 1966, Alan resigned from the Navy at the rank of Commander, joined the Naval Reserves, and began a PhD in engineering and physics at UNM.  In his dissertation, Alan wrote eloquently about intensive relativistic charged particle beam transport phenomena in a vacuum, a near miss for the New York Times best-seller list. During his studies, Alan and Diane had two children, Gary and Darrell.  After receiving his PhD in 1972, Alan worked for the national labs and Mission Research Corp.  He did ground-breaking research on electromagnetic pulse and many other topics he could not discuss and his family probably would not have understood anyway.  Among Alan’s greatest accomplishment was a 2nd place finish at the 1985 NM Dart Association’s Monday night Division B Fall League tournament.

Alan had many loves in his life: Diane, his family, his country, physics and math, the Jewish community, and tennis.  He pursued all of them with gusto.

Alan was buried at Fairview Memorial Park on January 11, 2024.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years, their son Gary and his wife Xiaodong, their son Darrell and his wife Helaine, and three grandchildren, Sam, Daniel, and Jacob.  We will miss him.

French Funerals & Cremations
1111 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 843-6333

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  Frank Hoback III (8th Co)  (12/27/23)

Frank-pilot, poet, punster, linguist, artist, musician, gentleman

Frank Hoback III was born in Franklin, KY to Frank Hoback, Jr. and Elizabeth Moss. He graduated high school in Milan, TN in 1954 and attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD the following year. Soon he became enamored with the academics and student body at nearby St. John's College and transferred there.

Hired as the Registrar at the newly opened St. John's College campus in Santa Fe, NM in 1964, Frank quickly fell in love with Santa Fe and spent the rest of his life in the Land of Enchantment. He had always had a fascination and love of airplanes and aviation, and he soon earned his wings at the Santa Fe Regional Airport. His career as a pilot led to many adventures, including as a flight instructor, crop duster, corporate pilot, and chief pilot of a small NM airline (Jet Aire). One of his favorite jobs was as an air tanker pilot with Hawkins & Powers of Greybull, WY flying the C-119 and the PB4Y2 Privateer, putting out forest fires in Alaska, California, and beyond. In the 1990s, Frank flew 737s for America West Airlines out of Phoenix, AZ. He finished his career as Bureau Chief for the State of New Mexico Aviation Services Bureau, having served under four governors. Aviation was the great love of his life. After retirement he stayed in close contact with his many pilot buddies.

Beyond the cockpit, Frank embraced his Renaissance spirit, combining his mathematical curiosities with his many artistic talents. He was a master Mr. Fix-It, a museum-quality model builder, and an avid bluegrass banjo picker. He enjoyed reading and travelling, especially alongside his beloved wife of thirty-three years, LaMerle Boyd. He was a founding member and dedicated fundraiser of Santa Fe Friends of Traditional Music, which hosts the annual summer "TradFest." He most recently played banjo with the Shaggy Peak String Band.

He leaves behind his wife, LaMerle Boyd; his brother, John (Wendy) Hoback of Roswell, GA; his children, Joseph Hoback of Santa Fe, NM and Denise (John) Lynch of Galisteo, NM; LaMerle's children: Curt (Susan) Boyd of Archer City, TX, Lori (Renan) de Ravello of Kampala, Uganda, and Kyle (Charlotte) Boyd of Brooklyn, NY; his surrogate son, Derek Pritchard of Albuquerque, NM; three nephews; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a host of friends he easily made around the world.

Frank had a great sense of humor, and loved a good joke or pun. He read the cartoon of the day from the New York Times calendar first thing in the morning as he got his and LaMerle's coffee, squares of dark chocolate, and the newspaper. He always read the comics first.

He was always eager to pass along his knowledge, whether teaching new players the game of chess, sharing his love for bluegrass music, or helping new pilots take to the sky. He will be missed by so many.

To honor Frank's spirit and his dedication to traditional music, please consider making a contribution to the Santa Fe Traditional Music Festival, a 501(c)3 organization at www.santafetradfest.org.

A celebration of Frank's life will occur at a later date to be announced, where friends and family will gather to share stories, laughter, and perhaps even pick a few bluegrass tunes in his honor.

With Admiral Ways
In Open Wings He Lived Long
Loving Our Blue Skies
- Denise Lynch

 

William Alfred Simmons Jr.  (7th Co)  (12/24/23)

(June 16, 1936 - December 11, 2023)

William A. Simmons Jr, age 87, passed away on December 11, 2023, in Conway, Arkansas. Bill was the only child of the late William Alfred Simmons and Janie (Jackson) and was born on June 16, 1936, in Wilson, North Carolina. After losing both his parents at a very young age, Bill was raised by his Aunt Annie Scott in Greenville, NC with his cousins Paul Alton Jr. and Jack. After his Aunt Annie passed, Bill lived with his Aunt Willie Whitehurst in Elizabeth City, NC, where he graduated high school and became an Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm. Everyone knew him as Bill, a builder and doer who loved his wife and family.

Bill received an appointment to the Naval Academy in Annapolis and was commissioned into the Navy Civil Engineer Corps upon his graduation in 1958. Bill then earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Civil Engineering from Stanford University. Bill served 23 years in the Navy as a 'Seabee', building bridges, housing, and more. For his service in Vietnam, where he served with MCB-71 and MCB-53, Bill was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V, the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat V, and the Combat Action Ribbon. Bill was later the commanding officer for MCB-1, serving Guam and Cuba, before being honorably discharged as a Commander. Bill would embody the Seabee motto 'Can Do!' for the rest of his life.

After retiring from the Navy, Bill chose a second career in public service, eventually serving the town of Sanford, Florida, first as a city engineer and later as city manager. While living in Sanford in 1988, Bill became a member of the Rotary Club of Sanford, and he would stay involved with Rotary until shortly before his death. Bill was passionate about 'Service Above Self' and raising money for the Rotary Foundation and its causes, including protecting children from polio. For his work with Rotary, Bill was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow and a Rotary Foundation Benefactor.

Upon retirement from Sanford in 1998, Bill relocated to Greenbriar, Arkansas. During retirement, Bill's commitment to service grew. He transferred to the Conway Noon Rotary Club, where he would later serve in multiple positions, including president. Bill would go on to serve as the Rotary District Governor for District 6170. Bill was actively engaged in Faulkner County Master Gardeners for over 20 years. Bill loved working in his yard, caring for his family and his neighbors, and fixing things whenever they broke. Bill was a member of the Springhill Baptist Church, where he was baptized.

Bill is survived by his wife of 39 years, Elizabeth A. Robinette (Gregory); his daughters from his marriage with S. Gale, Sandra (Simmons) Baird (David) and Kristen Simmons, both of Boston, MA; and his step-children, Johnson Gregory (Sheila), of Hartsville, TN, and Amy (Gregory) Townsend, and Ann Gregory (Vose) Johnson, both of Stuttgart, AR. His grandchildren include Lillia and JJ Baird; his step-grandchildren are Adam Townsend; Lacey Gregory (Mitch); and Wesley, Alex, and Taylor Vose; and his step great-grandchildren are Jayden Townsend and Huck and Indie Gregory.

The funeral will be a private ceremony at Oak Grove Cemetery, Conway, AR, with only close family members present. To honor his memory, donations may be made to Bill's favorite charities: The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Drive, Chicago, IL 60693; Alzheimer's Disease Research, BrightFocus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871; or Springhill Baptist Church, 25 State Hwy 287, Greenbrier, AR 72058.

Roller Funeral Home
650 Central Landing Blvd
Conway, AR 72032
(501) 327-7727

https://www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/memorialpage.asp?id=67838&locid=14

 

Robert  Joseph Lamoureux (2nd Co) 12/12/23

Update 2/14/24  Obituary

CAPT Robert J. Lamoureux USN (Ret.)  (MAY 3, 1933 – NOVEMBER 24, 2023)

  Robert (“Bob”) Joseph Lamoureux, distinguished Commanding Officer, Navy Fighter Pilot, Senior Naval Advisor, Midshipman, husband, father, and friend passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on the 24th of November 2023 at the age of ninety. Bob was born on May 3, 1933, to Albert Charles Lamoureux and Jeannette Roussel Lamoureux in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was the eldest of seven children.

Bob lived a rich and fulfilling life as an adoring and devoted husband, a loving and committed father, a proud grandfather, a treasured friend, an active volunteer, and a resolute Naval Officer. His brilliant mind, infectious charm, and quick wit were revered by all who knew him. He was a masterful storyteller, whose ability to unintentionally command a room was a true talent. He could spin tales of incredible breadth and depth, usually centered on others who were part of the story. Despite these and many other noteworthy attributes, many would agree that his most enviable characteristic was his humble and unassuming nature. He was a man of faith, honor, loyalty, and love. He was one of a kind.

Bob enlisted in the Navy in October of 1951 and subsequently received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in June of 1958. (USNA ’58 is Great!) He later earned a Master of Science in International Affairs from George Washington University.

In August of 1958, he reported to flight training in Pensacola Florida, and later to Beeville, Texas having been chosen to enter the student jet training program. In 1960, and for the ensuing 4 years, Bob distinguished himself as a Carrier based All-Weather Night Fighter pilot. This highly specialized distinction involves a no-visibility factor demanding the ultimate in precision on board ship and in the air. Bob flew in multiple fighter squadrons, including Fighter Plane (VF) 101, Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West, VF 161, USS Independence, Attack Aircraft Carrier (CVA) 59, NAS Cecil Field, Florida, USS Oriskany, CVA 34, and NAS Miramar, California, VF 21. In 1965, he reported to the USS Boston, a guided missile heavy cruiser, as a Command Information Center/Anti-Air Warfare Officer, Senior Air Controller and Public Affairs Officer. This was followed by his direct involvement with the construction of the USS Truxtun (DLG(N)35) the only nuclear-powered cruiser in her class. Subsequently, he was appointed as the Navigation Head for the Truxtun and was solely responsibility for the ships transit from New Jersey, around Cape Horn to its destination in Long Beach, California. In the later part of the 1960s, Bob became a student and an instructor at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport Rhode Island. His time in Newport continued as he became the Executive Officer (XO) of the USS William R. Rush (DD-714). During his time as XO, he deployed overseas (Sixth Fleet) and was honored with the Navy League Award for Inspirational Leadership. In 1972, Bob’s experience and leadership skills placed him in the position of Senior Naval Advisor for the U.S. Naval Advisory Group in NHA Trang Vietnam. In this capacity, Bob was responsible for his team’s efforts in the 11 Corps toward achieving the goals of the Vietnamization Program for Self-Sufficiency (VPSS). Bob was the Senior Advisor to Vietnamese Training Centers, the U.S. Naval Academy, Harbor Defense and Surveillance Units. His time in Vietnam and his contributions were lauded as a tremendous success as under his leadership the VPSS program mission, established in 1956, was declared mission accomplished and disestablished upon his departure.

After his tour in Vietnam, Bob returned to the U.S. Naval War College, as the Director for the Naval Planning and Applications Sub-study at the Naval Command College. In this capacity, he directed a select group of thirty-two international Senior Naval Officers on how to prepare themselves for high command responsibilities in their home countries.

Throughout the early years of his career, Bob’s intelligence, perseverance, and professional acumen distinguished him as a highly respected and trusted Naval Officer. His commitment to service elevated him to Commanding Officer (CO) of the USS Charles P. Cecil (DD/DDR- 835) a Gearing-Class destroyer. CO Lamoureux was well-liked and respected by the 19 Officers and 250 enlisted sailors who served under him. He invested himself in securing all aspects of the ship’s performance, including operations, safety, maintenance, and morale. As CO of the Cecil, he was awarded the 1974 Naval Reserve Association A. Winfield Chapin National Trophy for commanding the highest personnel retention of a surface combatant ship.

In 1959, Bob married Dorothy Ann Norton in Marlborough, Massachusetts and over the next 8 years was blessed with four children. As a naval family, they lived in Key West, Florida, San Diego, California, Marlborough, Massachusetts, Newport, and Portsmouth, Rhode Island, finally settling in the Washington DC area. After several years with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, completing 31 years of service with the U.S. Navy and 16 years with McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Bob and Dorothy retired to Williamsburg, Va.

Until Dorothy died in 2011, they enjoyed a full life of golfing, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with their six grandchildren. There were few things more important to Bob than family.

His love of family continued after Bob met and married Nelia Heide. Since 2014, Bob and Nelia have traveled the world together and lived life to its fullest. Bob often reflected on his amazing good fortune to have found such a deep love with Nelia at this point in his life. Bob and Nelia shared an abundance of joy, happiness, and companionship during their time together.

Bob is survived by Nelia, his loving wife of 9 years, and his children Bernard Lamoureux (Darlene), Teri Fallon (David), Anne Lamoureux (Brian Wiersema), and Robert Lamoureux. As well as his grandchildren; Bralen Lamoureux, Healy Fallon, MIDN 1/C Milo Fallon, Jackson Lamoureux Prettyman, Madeline Lamoureux, and Max Lamoureux.

A service will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 1:00 PM at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 104 Norge Lane, Williamsburg, Virginia to honor and celebrate his life. All are welcome to attend. Full Military Honors and Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Navy League of the United States (NavyLeague.org) in memory of Captain Robert J. Lamoureux, USN (Ret).

Nelsen Williamsburg
3785 Strawberry Plains Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 565-1141

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/williamsburg-va/robert-lamoureux-11551581

 

12/12/23

From Steve Barrett:

Just talked to his wife, Nelia, and was told Bob passed away the day after Thanksgiving.  He is to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in March 2024, with his first wife, Dorothy.  The family is delaying the funeral service until February. 

 Bob and his first wife have 4 children and his daughter will be developing an obituary after the holidays.  >

More to follow - , Steve

 

Arthur Leslie Immerman (2nd Co)  (12/11/23) 

August 31, 1935 - May 6, 2023. 

 Born in Elizabeth, NJ to Daniel and Rose Katz Immerman.  Served 22.5 years in the military.  Died in Otterbein Granville Senior Living facility in Granville, Ohio.   Obituary posted by McPeek Hoekstra Hoskinson Funeral Home.  Obituary to follow.

William Bernard  Smith  (4th Co) 12/3/23

 (October 30, 1935 - November 25, 2023)

William “Bernie” Smith, 88, passed away in Orange Park, FL on November 25, 2023. He was born on October 30, 1935 to the late Florine Thomas Smith and Harold Lamar Smith in Redbud, Georgia.

Bernie was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Lamar Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Millie Smith; son, David (Samantha) and grandchildren, Dylan and Kaitlyn.

Bernie graduated from Tifton High in 1953 in Tifton Georgia. After two terms at Georgia Tech, he received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated in 1958. He enrolled in the Navy Pilot Training Program and received his Navy Wings in 1958.

He met the love of his life, Millie Enzor while at the Training Command. They were married in Pensacola, FL on December 20, 1959.

While in the Navy, he traveled around the world, stops included: Brunswick, Me., Monterey, Ca., Annapolis. Ma., Naples, Italy, Patuxent River, Md., Newport, R.I., Washington, DC, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. Bernie retired from the Navy in 1978 and had resided in Orange Park, FL since. He worked as a Math Instructor at FSCJ for many years and as a Tax Preparer at H & R Block.

The family received friends at 10:00am on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at First Baptist Church Orange Park and funeral services with military honors will begin at 11:00am.  The burial will take place the following day, Friday, December 1, 2023 at 10:00am at Jacksonville National Cemetery.  Pastor David Tarkington will be officiating both services.

In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/)

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Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
904-284-4000

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Doris J. Lyons (Wife of Mike Lyons (2nd Co) 12/1/23

From Doris' and Mike's Daughter, Amy

Dear Classmates of 1958,

It is with a heavy heart that I announce my mother, Mrs. Michael D. Lyons, Class of 1958, Doris, died yesterday, November 30. My mother very much enjoyed the camaraderie and support she received from your class. Especially the support you gave her after my father passed. She will be buried with my father at Arlington cemetery at a later date.

If you would like to include her information in the next newsletter, I would appreciate it. You may contact me, Amy Lyons Couvillion at 703-581-8660 at [email protected]. Thank you. 

Warm regards, 

Amy Lyons Couvillion 

Daughter of  Michael D. Lyons class of 1958 & Doris J Lyons  

  

Grace Alice "Gay" Chevalier Grace (Wife of John Chevalier (18th Co))  11/29/23
(1936 – 2023)

   Grace Alice “Gay” Chevalier, age 86, of Vandalia, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2023. Gay was born in Williamsport, PA on December 8, 1936 to the late Arthur & Elsie Briggs.

She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, John Chevalier; daughters, Dee (Tony) Olekas of South Carolina and Linda (Dan) Belding of Ohio; three grandchildren, Brandon Olekas of Florida, Bethany (Stefan) Olekas-Hvostik of Georgia and Diane (Chad) Minkner of Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Clementine and Rose Hvostik; and many friends.

Gay graduated from South Williamsport (PA) High School in 1954, attended Penn State and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education in 1958.

She married Lt. John Chevalier, USAF in June 1958 at the United States Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland. John and Gay traveled wherever the Air Force sent them including Texas, Georgia, California, New York, Virginia, Washington DC, and Ohio. Her children were born in Valdosta, GA (Dee) and Merced, CA (Linda). Whenever possible she returned to Pennsylvania to visit parents, but decided to make Ohio their permanent home in 1983.

Gay loved to garden. She was always rescuing plants from the mark-down bins at the garden centers. She loved animals-especially cats. Whenever she got a new one it was a rescue. The last cat, Vego, was a rescue from the Tenth Life.

In her spare time, she learned how to square dance and helped her husband teach square dancing. An avid round dancer, she learned to cue and teach round dancing. They taught hundreds of dancers from nine different clubs in more than fifty square and round dance classes. Gay was a member of Roundalab, the International Association of Round Dance Cuers. For over 30 years Gay and John participated in round and square dancing all over the eastern United States.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gay’s memory to the Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton or the Tenth Life (2061 Indian Ripple Rd, Xenia, OH 45385).

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 30, 2023 from 12:30-1:30pm at the Newcomer North Chapel, 4104 Needmore Rd., Dayton, OH 45424. The service will follow at 1:30pm. Gay will be laid to rest at Poplar Hill Cemetery, Vandalia, OH.

Newcomer - North Dayton Chapel
4104 Needmore Road
Dayton, OH  45424
937-235-1000

https://www.newcomerdayton.com/Obituary/270883/Grace-Alice-Gay-Chevalier/Dayton-OH

 

Penelope Adams Rogers (Wife of Richard Rogers (20th Co)) 11/28/23

Longtime Honolulu resident, Penelope Adams Rogers, passed away on October 28, 2023, in Jupiter, Florida at the age of 87. A world traveler, journalist, photographer, and diplomat, Penny was born to Averill and Barbara Adams of Longmeadow, Massachusetts on July 29, 1936. She attended McDuffie School for Girls in Springfield, Massachusetts and Hood College in Frederick, Maryland during which time she spent a semester at the Sorbonne in Paris. Her time in both Maryland and Paris would help launch a lifelong adventure.

With her husband Richard, who she met while he was at the Naval Academy in Annapolis and often with her children, she visited, and many times lived, in over 40 countries. As a journalist and later a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, she thrived on learning, experience, and travel. One of her most memorable trips was a year-long around the world adventure she, Richard, and two of her children undertook with all of their needed belongings toted in carry-on bags. Though she traveled often, she always returned to her historic Kahala Avenue home in Honolulu.

 Penny will be remembered for her sense of adventure, keen intellect, insightful writing, and photographic eye. She was in many ways a pioneer whose experience took her from the Junior League to meeting T'boli tribes persons of Mindanao, The Philippines and from the Blaisdell stage to the U.S. Embassy in Bissau, Guinea Bissau. She was loved by many worldwide.

Penny was preceded in death by her husband Richard, her parents, and her brother Theodore (Ted) Adams. She is survived by her sister Gail Dukes of Palm Gardens, Florida, sister-in-law Sue Rogers of Norwalk, Ohio and her children Richard Rogers Jr. of Newberg, Oregon, Wendy Rogers-Hazel of Honolulu, Jonathan Adams Rogers of Edina, Minnesota, and Kathryn Limbaugh of Jupiter, Florida. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Richard Rogers III, Cray Madden Rogers, Kale Townsend Rogers, Amara Penelope Hazel, Joshua Adams Hazel, Justin Douglas Hazel, and Matthew Caderyn Rogers and two great-grandchildren, Kristian J.O. Shaw and Elijah Makaveli Lewis. A third great-grandchild is expected to begin life's adventures in May. Remembrances may be sent to [email protected].  Arrangements Provided By: Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center

Published by Star-Advertiser on Nov. 26, 2023.

 

Dick Rogers preceded Penelope .  See Richard  Rogers

 

James Ronald Fisher (17th Co) 11/20/23
CAPT. U.S. Navy (Ret.)
August 25, 1935 to October 31, 2023

Son of William Benton Fisher, Sr. and Acenah Mills Fisher; beloved Brother to a dozen wonderful siblings (survived by Alice, Bobby, Paul, David, and Kenny); husband to Lenyr Vallejo Fisher; proud Father of Benton (Joan), Wes (Funn), Fred (Carol), and Martin (Lauren); supportive Stepfather to Marsha and Marco and Step-grandfather and great-grandfather to their offspring; and joyful grandfather to Hannah, Jack, Julia, Ellis, Mallory, Ryan, Lily, Katie, and Anna. He is also survived by his first wife Margaret Corletti.

He was born in a modest three-bedroom house on Young Street in Bemis, TN on August 25, 1935. From a young age, Ronald displayed a natural sense of happiness and intelligence and participated actively in academics and athletics at the local schools, including playing on JB Young High School's first football team in 1949. Accomplishments include earning All-District in basketball his senior year (1952-1953), finishing both 2nd and 3rd in the Bemis Brothers Bag Company essay contest (he wrote 2 essays!), representing Bemis at Volunteer Boys State in 1952, and running the local swimming pool and projector at the Bemis theater.

After graduating from JB Young High School in 1953, he attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for one year, preparing to pursue his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA). He graduated near the top of his class with honors from the Academy in 1958, and enjoyed a distinguished Navy career, with most of his service in the Submarine force. He served at the outset of the Nuclear Navy; graduated first in each of his Submarine, Nuclear Propulsion, and Engineering Duty Officer schools; served as Executive Officer (XO) on four nuclear submarines; received the Legion of Merit; and retired with the rank of Captain in 1984. During his career he continued to pursue his academic studies, graduating from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (where he served as a research fellow) and obtaining a Master's Degree in Business Management. His contributions to the security of the nation and the field of naval engineering were commendable.

After "retiring" (a word that he asserted did not apply to him), Ronald continued to develop his extensive experience in engineering, management, logistics, education and training, and the judicial system. He launched the Defense Fire Protection Association (DFPA), a scientific research and educational foundation dedicated to improving the safety and survivability of our military forces and vessels. He served as a volunteer in a variety of capacities for communities, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (VA), and youth sports organizations, and he ran for political office at both the state and Federal levels. He spent the last chapter of his life as an advocate for the people, committed to fairness, justice, peace, and the rapid implementation of the U.N. Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). This also included a paramount shift in thinking to seek to permanently end all wars, occupations, threats of force, and violence, and resolve disputes by pacific means.


He was "ahead of the times" as an early enthusiast of fax machines in the 1970s and personal computers in the 1980s. His "portable" video-cassette recorder weighed 30 pounds â€" and was a Betamax. He possessed multiple 8-track players â€" including in the car. He regularly quizzed his children, and then grandchildren, on matters of science and math â€" frequently showing how the answer could be determined with a slide rule. He also perpetuated traditions common to both the Fisher family and the Navy: drinking coffee and iced tea in large quantities, and eating what and when he wanted, for many decades frequenting Edy's rotisserie chicken, the Lost Dog Café, and Peking Gourmet.

He frequently proclaimed that he enjoyed a "charmed life" and was grateful for his upbringing in a small town, for the camaraderie of his Navy experiences, and for his family and friends throughout his life. Consistent with his unflinching desire to make the world a better place, his wish is for all to "join the movement" and work relentlessly with other passionate people and organizations such as Global Citizen (
https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/).

Throughout his lifetime, he consistently responded to the challenges and demands he encountered by remaining composed and "stoic" (a practice he espoused), qualities that endeared him to all who met him. These qualities also served him well in the face of more recent health challenges, as his calmness eased the difficulties associated with strokes, Afib, and COPD.


Despite facing significant health challenges over the past decade, including multiple strokes, cancer, extensive blockage of his coronary arteries, significant infections and sepsis, and COVID, Ronald's resilience and will to live were astonishing. He was a testament to the strength of the human spirit. After several days of receiving Hospice care, Ronald passed away peacefully at the age of 88. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate to know him. He leaves behind a legacy of unwavering optimism, dedication to service, and a profound impact on the lives of many. Ronald Fisher will be remembered not only as a dedicated Naval officer and loving family man, but as a beacon of hope and positivity in a world he worked tirelessly to make better.

The family is planning a private service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, all are encouraged to work expeditiously to end poverty, eliminate wars, and hold government officials accountable. Donations may be made to support the Unitarian Church's Social Justice programs (
https://www.uucava.org/social-justice/) and Justice High School Rowing (https://justicerowing.org/product/donation/), which he served as an officer and active volunteer for the many years that his sons rowed on the team.

Published by The Washington Post on Nov. 19, 2023.

 

 

Ivan Van Abner Nance, Jr.  (10th Co)  11/17/23

We were advised by the Alumni Association that Ivan passed away on 30 September 2023.  No further info at this time.

 

James Edward McNulla III (1st  Co) 11/17/23
(3/5/1933 - 11/7/2023)

James E. McNulla III, First Company, Class of 1958.

Born 5 March 1933 in Vergennes, Vermont of Kathleen Norton McNulla and James E. McNulla II. He was the oldest of nine children, two brothers, Patric and John; six sisters, Mary, Barbara, Kathleen, June, Susan, and Nancy. The three McNulla brothers spent over 75 years in the military during the period of the Korean, the Vietnam, and the Cold War.

He married Sally Bristol in Vergennes on 14 June 1958. They had a military wedding with eight of his classmates from USNA as the sword bearers. They had four children, James IV, Jeffery, Deborah, and Suzanne. He has five grandchildren, Ryan McNulla, Jaguar Khatchi, Amy McNulla, Allison McNulla, and James E. McNulla V. He was predeceased by his son James (2004), sister Barbara (2011), brother Patric (2016), brother John (2022), sister Kathleen (2023).

He graduated from Vergennes High School in 1951. He attended one year at the University of Vermont. He enlisted in the United States Navy Reserves in 1951, and in 1954 he was nominated to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD from the Naval Reserves and graduated in June 1958. He went to Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, FL after graduation and received his Naval Aviator Wings in December 1959. During his career he attended the Naval Post-Graduate School, the Naval War College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and taught at the United States Naval Academy. He received the Legion of Merit for his contributions to the Airborne Anti-Submarine hunting capability of the Navy, Naval Expeditionary Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Service Expeditionary Medal (2), Vietnam Service Medal (4), Rep of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Sea Service Medal. During his career he flew out of Spain, Italy, Frances, Germany, Japan, Singapore, the Azores, Malta, Greece, Libya, Philippines, Cuba, and throughout the Caribbean and Mediterranean. He was attached to three Patrol Squadrons (Commanded VP-56), two ships, USS Yorktown, USS Kearsarge, and NAVMAT, BUPERS, ASWSYS, and OPNAV-98 in the Pentagon. He flew surveillance flights out of Gitmo during the Cuban missile crisis and was on the USS Kearsarge in the Sea of Japan during the USS Pueblo crisis. 

He retired from the Navy as a Captain in Sept 1985. He was a ASW consultant for two years in the Washington area and worked at Sparton Electronics (DeLand, FL) for 12 years where he retired as the Vice-President for Government Programs. During his life the family lived in Pensacola, FL; Norfolk, VA; Brunswick, Maine; Monterrey, CA; Annapolis, MD; Long Beach, CA; Portsmouth, RI; Alexandra, VA (2); Jacksonville, FL (2); and DeLand, FL where in 1999 he and Sally retired to play golf at Hilton Head Island, each year for many years. He will be buried in Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, Vermont where his grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, and his son James E. IV are buried.

Lankford Funeral Home & Crematory
220 E New York Ave
Deland, FL 32724
(386) 734-2244

 

Harold Culp Hunter II   (14th Co)    11/16/23

(August 14, 1934 - November 9, 2023)

Captain Harold “Skip” C. Hunter II, aged 89 of North Tazewell, VA, passed away November 9, 2023 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Tazewell, VA.  Born in Washington, DC on August 14, 1934, he was the son of the late Harold Culp Hunter, Sr. and Mildred Leona Hedstron Hunter. In addition to his parents, Captain Hunter was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara M. Walor Hunter, the mother of his children; second wife, Lula Mae Hunter; and sister, Rhetta Jane Lunstrom.

Skip began his work life in a local movie theater before moving into the career that defined the rest of his life, serving over 30 years in the United States Navy. Captain Hunter was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a total career Navy member. His proud active-duty service included serving in Vietnam. Upon his retirement, his fondest memories came through the times he spent with his wife, Lula, while living in Hawaii. Throughout his life, Captain Hunter proved a kind and genuine person and a dedicated friend to those fortunate enough to know him. In his spare time, Skip enjoyed sailing, cooking, hiking, exercising, and the outdoors. He also took great interest in genealogy and anything electronic, especially his computer. A devout man, Captain Hunter loved the Lord and going to Dailey’s Chapel Church.

Left to cherish his memory are two sons, Mark F. Hunter and wife Tanya of Portsmouth, VA and Eric T. Hunter and wife Patte of Clearfield, PA; two daughters, Mary Jane Hunter Lindsey and husband Andy of Portsmouth, VA and Lisa M. Conner of Richmond, VA; three sisters-in-law, Gerri Hankins of Thompson Valley, VA, Pearline Murray of North Tazewell, VA, and Pauline Eskut of Cleveland, OH; special niece and nephew, Kitty and Mike Murray of North Tazewell, VA. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  Very special friends that were like family, Karla B. and Dr. Warren K. K. Frey and girls of Honolulu, HI. 

The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 16, 2023 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell, VA, where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM with Pastor John Repass officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell, VA. Members of the United States Navy Honor Guard and Barnes Beavers VFW Post #7136 will conduct military graveside rites. Eric Hunter, Mike Murray, Glenn Catron, Rick Worley, Rick Steele and Jeff Murray will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Captain Hunter can be made to Dailey’s Chapel Church, P.O. Box 173, North Tazewell, VA  24630.

Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com.

Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home
232 Ben Bolt Ave
Tazewell, VA 24651
(276) 988-4190

https://www.peerystclairfuneralhome.com/obituary/captain-harold-hunter-ii

 

Samuel Abram Belcher (1st Co)  10/26/23

 Update: (2/14/24)  Obituary

Samuel Abram (Buck) Belcher III
(November 11, 1936 - October 17, 2023)

  1. With profound sorrow, we say “farewell for now” to a true American hero, Samuel Abram Belcher III of Bellevue, Washington. Buck, as he was affectionately known, was not only a loving husband to Lynne and a cherished father to Clay and Meg but a man whose life was etched with distinction, love, and honor. He passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, surrounded by his family, just three weeks short of his 87th birthday.

Buck was born on November 11, 1936, in Macon, Georgia, the son of Sam and Tibba Belcher. His formative years unfolded in Anderson, South Carolina, where he graduated from Anderson Boys High. His pursuit of higher education led him to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, a decision that would set the course for a remarkable life of service and dedication.

On October 8, 1961, Buck embarked on a new journey of love and commitment when he married his sweetheart Lynne at Sandpoint NAS Chapel. They recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary, which is a tribute to a love that grew stronger with time.

Buck's life was marked by a storied 24-year career in the United States Navy, a journey that took him to the heart of some of the most pivotal moments in American history. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, where he fearlessly piloted the A6 aircraft. In his final two years of service, he rose to the rank of Squadron Commander for VA-165 Boomers on Whidbey Island, a position of immense responsibility that reflected his unwavering dedication to duty.

After his retirement from the Navy, Buck embarked on a second chapter of his career, spanning 24 years at Boeing. His expertise and experience were vital in the military sector before transitioning to the commercial airplane division. His work at Boeing was marked by the same dedication and integrity that defined his military service.

In his leisure hours, Buck found solace on the golf course, a passion he shared with his beloved children, Clay and Meg. Many evenings were spent playing golf together after dinner, forming precious memories that would last a lifetime. He cherished the companionship of his faithful dog, Fred, and loved working in his yard. Above all, he adored spending time with his grandkids and the love of his life, Lynne.

Buck’s calm demeanor and sage advice were a source of comfort and guidance for all who had the privilege of knowing him. His family holds dear the memory of a loving husband and the best dad anyone could wish for. Buck was a role model to many, a man of unwavering principles, always ready to lend a helping hand. His humility was matched only by his devotion to his family.

Buck is survived by his loving wife, Lynne, and their children, Clay Belcher (Michelle) and Meg Barlament (Rick), and his sister, Robin Patrick. Four cherished grandchildren, Alyx, Jaxon, Anderson, and Savannah, will forever carry forward the love and wisdom he bestowed. His memory is a beacon to a host of extended family members and friends who were touched by his grace and kindness. He is deeply missed, his legacy living on in their hearts.

A shelter service, accompanied by military honors befitting a hero, was held  at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 29, 2023, at Tahoma National Cemetery. All were welcome to join. You are invited to share memories, view photographs, and offer your condolences on Buck's tribute wall at www.flintofts.com, a space to celebrate the life of a remarkable man.

Samuel Abram (Buck) Belcher III's journey was a testament to honor, love, and dedication. His memory shall forever remain a beacon of light, guiding us with the lessons of humility, kindness, and unwavering commitment to family and duty. In his life, we find the embodiment of a true American hero.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations, in Buck’s honor, to the UW Medicine Memory & Brain Wellness Center: https://give.uwmedicine.org/where-to-give/

Flintoft's Funeral Home and Crematory
540 E Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 392-6444

https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/30012461/samuel-abram-buck-belcher-iii/issaquah/washington/flintofts-funeral-home-and-crematory  

From Jim Davis (1/26/23)

Buck died on Tuesday October 17, 2023. After five long years in a nursing home for Alzheimer’s and much of the last months in hospice, he left us for a better place. The family plans to have Buck interred at Tahoma National Cemetery outside Tacoma, Wa. I will forward his obituary and details when available from the family.
Jim

Dennis Robert Huff (14th Co) (10/25/23)

Dennis Robert Huff (Denny), Major, USAF (Ret) passed away on July 27, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on February 26, 1936 to Theodore George Runyon and Susan Parry Huff. In 1946, Denny moved with his parents and sister, Susan, to Boise, Idaho where he graduated from Boise High School.

Denny graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis (14 th Company) class of 1958 and began his career in the United States Air Force where he was initially stationed at Mountain Home, ID. Denny met his wife Marilyn, at a picnic in Boise and they both fell head over heels in love, eventually eloping in Elko, NV in 1960.

He was awarded the Degree of Master of Aerospace Operations Management from USC in 1968. In 1974 the family moved to Huntington Beach, CA where they lived for many years. Denny's career at the Space and Missile Systems Organization eventually led to a thriving second career with TRW from which he retired in 1999. His Air Force and post Air Force careers took Denny and his family to many exotic and not-so-exotic locations including Tehran, Iran and Caracas and Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. They immersed themselves in the experience in each post, visiting many historical sites and natural wonders, learning some of the local language, and socializing with neighbors and fellow expats. Following his retirement, Denny and Marilyn moved to the Los Prados Community in Las Vegas and immersed themselves in the Community and the Las Vegas area.

Denny made many great friends over the years through his many travels and his passion for golf. Any given weekend he could be found on the links with his friends, watching his favorite sports teams compete on TV, listening to his favorite country music stations, and emailing out some hilarious jokes and puns. Other weekends would find Denny and Marilyn exploring the trails of the Las Vegas area in their Jeep Wrangler. Denny also gave back to his Los Prados Community as president of the Men's Golf Club for many years and to the Naval Academy as Secretary of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the US Naval Academy Alumni Association. As his health began to decline, he moved into Legacy House in Las
Vegas, where he quickly made friends with the other residents and staff - he always made a point to greet everyone there by name.

Denny was predeceased by his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Marilyn. He is survived by his sister Susan (John) Smith; children Dan (Charlotte) Huff and Leslie (Beau) Paisley; grandchildren Caitlin (Cory) Donnally, Zoey Wikstrom, Erik (Tara) Wikstrom; and great grandchildren Bradlee Upton and Noah Donnally.

Denny's memorial service will be held at the Los Prados Community Clubhouse in Las Vegas at 2pm on
November 5, 2023.

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Published on October 25, 2023

 

Robert Earl Lane (13th Co) 10/25/23

From Bob's Wife Jann

Please share my sad news with Bob’s classmates. A full obituary will appear in Shipmate.

Robert Earl Lane “Bob” peacefully passed from this earthly life on Sept 25, 2023 at his home with his wife Jann Mackenzie Steel Lane, in Prescott, AZ. 

Bob will be interred at the Prescott National Cemetery 500 Highway 89 North , Prescott AZ on Thursday, November 2, at 1:00 pm.

A celebration of Bob’s life will follow the service at The Prescott Lakes Clubhouse  2:00 - 4:30, 310 Smoketree Lane, Prescott AZ.

Bob Lane is survived by his wife Jann, three sons, Buck, Scott and Chris, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Flowers are welcomed at the celebration of life or donations to Tunnel to Towers if inclined.  (T2T.org) All are very appreciated. Please keep us in your prayers.

Warm regards,

Jann

Fred Potts McIntyre (7th Co) 10/20/23

  Fred Potts McIntyre, 79, died on Monday April 6, 2015 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina surrounded by his family. Fred was born in Greensburg, PA on December 10, 1935. He graduated from The United States Naval Academy in 1959. As a graduate of the Naval Academy in Aviation and a military pilot, he was always interested in expressing patriotism and has lived his life in the manner that reflects the very best that the Naval Academy stands for: honor, commitment, patriotism and dedication. While in the Navy, he served as a fighter pilot flying on and off aircraft carriers in the South China Sea. Over the years, he was stationed in Pensacola, FL, Okinawa, Japan and San Diego, CA. He married Dawn E. Entler on April 23, 1960.

  Fred retired from the Navy in October of 1967and joined Trans World Airlines (TWA) as a commercial airline pilot until his retirement in 2000. In 2004, he moved with Dawn from their home of 30 years in Fairfield, CT to the Charleston, SC area. They built their dream home in the I'On neighborhood of Mount Pleasant, SC where they were very active in their community and cherished the strong friendships they developed.

  Fred was a quiet man who never sought recognition, just an opportunity to help others and was always there to lend a helping hand. He volunteered his time to serve various charities around the Charleston area, including the VA Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and Habitat for Humanity, to name a few. Socially, he was a member of "The Vagabonds", a local men's dinner group consisting of good friends, that he enjoyed spending his time with.  

Fred is preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Apsley. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dawn Elizabeth Ann, his daughter, Cynthia (Richard) Hurd and his sons, Stephen (Caterina) McIntyre and Andrew (Susan) McIntyre, his sister, Nancy (Ron) Albright, and eight grandchildren, Christopher, Caroline, William, Matthew, Daniel, Jackson, Reid and Marlee.

A memorial service was held at 11:30am on Saturday April 11, 2015 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 71 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401. A private family burial took place in Philadelphia, PA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred's memory may be made to the Charleston, SC Chapter of Habitat for Humanity (www.eastcooperhabitat.org) or the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston (www.rmhcharleston.org). Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston

  Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Apr. 8, 2015

  Note:  Fred was in the Class of '58 unitl first class year; then turned back to the Class of '59 and graduated with that Class.

Victor Raymond  Gardy (16th Co) 10/19/23

(April 13, 1933  -  October 6, 2023)

Victor was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 14, 1933, the son of the late Victor and Mary Gardy. He grew up in Philadelphia, attended local schools, and was a graduate of Northeast Catholic High School. He joined the U.S. Navy and served as a Machinery Repairman P/O 2c. From there he entered the U. S. Naval Academy for two years and is an Alumnus of the Class of ‘58. He finished his education at The Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated Class of 59 and obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering science, later obtaining a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1964.

Victor married Loretta Posegay, the daughter of John and Catherine Posegay of Allentown, Pennsylvania. on August 3, 1956. They spent their early years in Baltimore, Maryland, and then moved to East Hartford, Connecticut where Victor worked as a Research Engineer at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft until 1968. He then moved with his wife, and their growing family of five children to Shelburne, Vermont, where he worked as a Project Engineer for GE in Burlington.

Always active in his community, Victor served with the Jaycees, and as an officer with the PTO while in Connecticut. In Vermont he was a coach with Little League, making sure every participant had their fair chance at bat. In the mid-seventies he served on the organizing committee, and as General Chairman of the event for the Burlington International Games, a competition between Burlington, Ontario and Burlington, Vermont. In the 1970’s, he served on the Board of The Family Associates of UVM, serving a term as Co-President.

During his years with GE, Victor was awarded many patents used in airborne defense systems, and combustion components for gas turbines used in aircraft and large powerplant systems.

Always an inventor at heart, he also created and received a patent for a tongue retaining medical device which assisted people who had severe snoring and sleep apnea problems. He also secured a grant from the Department of Energy to build a prototype Augmented Savonius Windmill. This Demonstration project was a success and was on display at a farm in Charlotte. He also authored an article which attempted to correct a common erroneous image of tidal dynamics, and it appeared in the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings Magazine.

After retirement, Victor and his wife spent much of their time in Virginia participating in the daily lives of their children, and grandchildren. He continued with his hobbies of developing wind energy, working with his son, David of TVWorldwide of Virginia, and collaborated with Research Botanist and farmer, Erik Andrus of Ferrisburgh, Vermont.

After the grandchildren grew into adulthood, Victor and his wife moved back to Vermont, and picked up their lives, enjoying the beauty and activities they have always loved about Vermont.

They were regular participants at the Charlotte Senior Center, enjoying the companionship of many fellow members, and the many happy visits of introducing their grandchildren to the beauty of Vermont.

Victor leaves his wife, Loretta of Shelburne, his children, son David Gardy and his wife Carolyn, of Herndon, Virginia, daughter Dr. Lynn David, and her husband, Dr. Vivek David of Vienna, Virginia, daughter Dr. Marianne Passerelli, and her husband Dr. James Passerelli of Hamden, Connecticut, son Matthew Gardi and his wife, Lisa of Key West, Florida, also grandchildren: Zachary David, Steven David, Jacob David of Vienna, Virginia, Maya Masters and husband Captain Nicholas Masters of Temple, Texas, Sarah Gardy and Celeste Gardy of Herndon, Virginia, Rachel Passerelli and Nicole Passerelli of Hamden, Connecticut, and great grandson Oliver Masters. He was predeceased by son Michael in 1980, and infant granddaughter, Julia Ruth Gardy in 1997. He also leaves two sisters, Anna Di Battista of Philadelphia, and Florence Gardy of Harpursville, New York. A sister, Rita Curtis, predeceased him in 2016. He also leaves a large extended family in the Pennsylvania area.

His family would like to thank University of Vermont Home Health Hospice staff, and especially his nurse Carrie, for providing them with the physical and emotional support to allow Victor to be comfortable in his home surrounded by loved ones during his last weeks.

A small private graveside service for immediate family will be held at Resurrection Park in South Burlington. A Celebration of Life service will be scheduled later for extended family and friends in Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to any charity that supports Veteran causes including Tunnels to Towers https://t2t.org/;  K9 for veterans  https://donate.k9sforwarriors.org; or Wounded Warrior Project <https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/>

To send online condolences to the family please visit www.readyfuneral.com.

Gordo

 

 

Stuart Edward Craig (21st Co) (10/5/23)

 (September 9, 1935 - September 28, 2023)

Stuart Craig, 88, of Garden Michigan died September 28, 2023 at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born September 9, 1935 to George and Freya (Gerdes) Craig of Chicago, Illinois.

Stuart grew up in Chicago with his beloved sister Jody, Mother and Aunt Claire.  He also had a sister Pearl Kearns of Abington, Massachusetts. He was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and served in the United States Air Force. He then managed and owned his own Allstate brokerage business for over 40 years. Stuart lived the greater part of his life in the Chicagoland area, then, nineteen years ago he made Garden Michigan his home.

Stuart enjoyed 62 wonderful years of marriage with Ruth Craig (Rosene). Ruth was the love of his life. He was a loving Father to his four daughters, Jean Craig-Teerlink (John), Freya Craig Smith (Eric), Lynn Craig, and Laura Craig (David). He was a cherished grandfather to his seven grandchildren, Nick, Amber, Elizabeth, Colin, Richard, Grant, and Jacob, and his great grandchildren. He was a dear uncle to his nephews and nieces.

Stuart nurtured important friendships. He loved to read, was passionate about nature, with a special love for Lake Michigan. He was a historian, mentored children, shared his wisdom, and loved a good debate. He was a man of intelligence, humor, integrity, and honor and will be greatly missed.

A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Fausett Family Funeral Homes
211 Arbutus Avenue
Manistique, Michigan 49854
906-341-2442

https://www.fausettfh.com/obituary/stuart-james

 

Jack Lawrence Giddens, Jr. (10th Co)  10/4/23

(May 30, 1936-September 27, 2023)

Update 10/11/23: Funeral Arrangements:  

In-person: First Christian Church, 120 W. Grundy St (corner of Grundy and S. Jackson Sts), Tullahoma, Tennessee. 

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023 @ 11 a.m. 

Online: First Christian Church of Tullahoma Facebook page live at 11 a.m. Oct 14, or for those not on Facebook, they will be able to view it later on the Church's YouTube page

Obituary 10/4/23

Jack Lawrence Giddens Jr., husband of Mavis (Vaughn) Giddens, died at home in Estill Springs, Tennessee, on September 27, 2023. Jack was born May 30, 1936, in Troy, Alabama, to Jack Lawrence Giddens and Mary Margaret (Smith) Giddens.

Jack attended the Marion Military Institute and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958. Following a career aboard ship that took him around the world, Jack was chosen for the first Defense Intelligence School and served as Assistant Naval Attaché in Lisbon, Portugal, followed by Naval Intelligence assignments in Istanbul, Turkey, Washington, D.C., and London, UK. These tours engendered a lifelong love of learning, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.

 Jack left government service in 1977 and earned his JD from Nashville School of Law. After several years in private practice in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, Jack found his calling with Legal Services Corporation (now Legal Aid) in their Tullahoma, Tennessee, office. There, he married his love of people with his sense of fairness and humanity, helping community members who might otherwise go without legal representation. He remained in active practice there until his full retirement in 2001.

Post retirement, Jack served in a number of community volunteer roles: as a Meals on Wheels driver; a driver safety instructor with AARP; in various church activities including service as a deacon, an elder and visiting assisted living facilities with the SonRise Singers; and sharing his love of books (and storytelling) at the nonprofit Bookshelf in Tullahoma every Friday morning. He and Mavis traveled throughout retirement, both domestically and abroad. His love of Alabama and Navy football was only surpassed by his love of family and friends.

 Jack is preceded in death by his parents, sister Josephine Landrum, nephew and nieces, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to Mavis, his wife of 49 years, he is survived by sons, Richard Giddens (Nelia) and Marcus Giddens; daughters Patricia Giddens Wright (Louis), Anne Giddens Clement and Margaret Giddens; grandchildren River Elliot (Lauren), Summer Elliot, Richard Giddens Jr. (Rosie), Ronald Giddens, Laylah Giddens; and three great grandchildren.

The family would like to express its thanks to the team at Compassus Hospice for the loving care that Jack and they received. A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church in Tullahoma on Saturday, October 14 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jack’s memory to First Christian Church or the Southern Poverty Law Center.

  Philip Andrew Meurer  (10th Co) 9/11/23 

10/14/1935-9/6/2023

Lt. Col. Philip A. Meurer, USAF (Ret.) passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning of September 6, while in home hospice at his residence in Gainesville, Florida.  He waited on the birth of his second great-grandson, as well as watching just one more football game by his alma mater, the US Naval Academy just days before.  

Phil was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 14 October 1935.  He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic High School in 1953.  He studied Mine Engineering for one year before being accepted into the US Naval Academy for the class of 1958.  While a midshipman, he met Helen Weisner, a nursing student at John Hopkins University who he eventually married. Together they had two children, David and Debbie.  

He was commissioned into the US Air Force upon his graduation.  His early career specialized in air traffic control where he served in Perin AFB, Kessler AFB, Charleston AFB, and at Keflavik, Iceland.   Phil later became a communications electronics officer, with his first assignment with the 5th Tactical Control Group, stationed at Clark AFB in the Philippines, with frequent TDYs to Viet Nam, and an extended TDY to South Korea to establish communications after the taking of the USS Pueblo.  He earned his master’s degree in Systems Analysis at the University of Rochester in 1970 before being assigned as Chief of Systems Analysis at the Headquarters of the USAF Communications Command at Richards Gebauer AFB in Kansas City, Mo. During that tour, he served as the official USAF representative for the funeral of President Harry Truman.  

His next assignment was as Director of Operations of the 1961 Communications Group, returning to Clark AFB in the Philippines.  Highlights of this tour included Operation Homecoming, Operation Baby Lift, and the evacuation of Saigon.  Returning stateside, Phil became the Deputy Commander of the 1923 Communications Group at Kelly AFB in San Antonio, Texas.  He retired after the completion of this assignment.  

Post retirement, Phil took up teaching mathematics, first with the Texas Military Institute where he became Chairman of the Math Department.  He also taught High School math at Bethune High School in Lancaster, South Carolina, as wellas at Incarnate Word Hight School and Summerset High School back in San Antonio. He also taught at Palo Alto College Collage in San Antonio for 8 years, during which he received an award for being the adjunct instructor of the year.  

Taking advantage of summer breaks from teaching, Phil and Helen enjoyed traveling in their RV to many of the US National Parks in the western US.  In particular Phil enjoyed following the trail of explores Lewis and Clark. In 2010, Phil and Helen moved in with their son David in Gainesville Florida, where Phil took loving care of his wife.  She passed in 2014, and Phil stayed in Gainesville, where he was actively involved with his local church, and a loud spoken proponent of their high school sports program.  He was well known at his favorite breakfast place where he was a regular visitor, welcoming both regulars and first time customers.  After some medical issues, he entered home hospice in late July of 2023, and passed in his sleep on September 6th.  He will be missed by family and friends.

Alison Mae Williams  (Wife of George Williams (2nd Co)) 9/11/23

Feb 4, 1937 – Mar 4, 2023

Alison Mae Williams, age 86, of Tucson, Arizona passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023. Alison was born in Woodsville, NH.

 

 

Alice A. Garvey (Wife of Bill Garvey (10th Co))  (9/6/23)

Alice A. Garvey, beloved wife of William (Bill) A. Garvey passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on August 29. Alice was born on July 31, 1940 in New London, CT to Cpt. Carl Christian and Ingeborg Augusta Andersen, first generation Danish immigrants. She lived a life full of laughter, travel, fun with her family and friends and a multitude of cats with names that started with the letter “P.”

Alice grew up in Noank, CT and was a proud graduate of the University of Connecticut and a huge UCONN women’s basketball fan. While in college, she worked at Electric Boat where her dad was the head rigger. She met her future husband, Bill, a USNA graduate while he was attending nuclear power school in Groton.  They met watching the 1960 football “all star” game, which was the champion NY Giants taking on a team of college players. A beer was asked for and procured—true love over beer and football. They married in September, 1962 at the submarine base chapel in Groton with a rip roaring reception that followed at her parents’ home in Noank. Bill’s naval career took them from Connecticut to Hawaii and finally to Virginia Beach.

When Bill retired, they settled in Medford Lakes, New Jersey. Alice immediately became a valued member of the community, using her UCONN English degree as a substitute teacher and library aide. She was especially good at working with special needs children. She also volunteered to share her love of reading to illiterate adults.

Medford Lakes also was a boon for the Garvey’s social life—they joined a float group, the Irregulars, and enjoyed the camaraderie of this merry band of friends. Canoe Carnival became another holiday in the Garvey household. Alice also became a member of Faith Presbyterian church, where she was a deacon for a number of years. She appreciated her fellow church member’s kindness throughout the years. She also was a member of the Medford Lakes Garden Club and a Girl and Boy Scout leader. During the naval years, Alice provided recipes for the Naval Spouses charity cookbooks. These paper and hole punched cookbooks are time capsules and treasures.

Despite experiencing an unfair amount of health issues, Alice lived life with grace and humor. She could put together a summer gourmet BBQ with ease and nothing seemed to delight her more than being with friends and family. She is survived by her children Peter, Kathleen (Neil) and Heather (Tom) and her grandchildren Aoife, Gwynn, Conor and Sarah.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributing to the Medford Lakes Camp Scholarship fund or Faith Presbyterian Church. A service to honor Alice’s life is being planned.  

 

Norma Rosiland Slyder (Wife of Dick Slyder 22nd Co)  9/6/23

Norma age (82), of Fredericksburg, Va, passed away on September 3,2023.   She came to the D.C. area in1964 and ultimately became an office manager for a multi-doctor Urology practice. She has remained close with many of her staff, who still refer to her as “Normie.”

She retired from that position in 2003 to grow old gracefully with her husband and her wonderful life’s memories.  Norma loved playing and teaching Mah Jongg and Dance, as well as knitting with her friends whom she adored.

Norma is survived by Richard Slyder, her loving husband of 21 years, sister Debbie Haas, son Richard Kimball, daughter Ellyn Heyman, and son Duane Slyder.  Also survived by 6 Grandchildren: Eliza, Claire, Sarah, Luke, Rachel, Annali, and niece Amanda Smith.

Norma’s loving heart will be missed by all who knew her.  

  Deep in our hearts a memory is kept, of one we loved and shall never forget.

 

George Burgess Greer, Jr.  (17th Co) (8/17/23)

 (March 18, 1935 - August 12, 2023)

Lieutenant Commander George B. Greer, Jr. USN Ret. passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2023 in his home in St. Augustine, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth, their two daughters Cynthia (Cindy) Greer Cowne and Elizabeth (Lisa) Greer Forrest, five grandchildren – Jake Randoph Cowne, Luke Greer Cowne, James Cameron Forrest, Kate Elizabeth Cowne, and Justin Greer Forrest, and one great-grandson – Jaiden Greer Cowne. George was born on 18 March 1935 in San Pedro, California, the son of George B. Greer and Frances Stevenson Greer. He graduated from Dwight Episcopal High School in Manhattan, NY, and was appointed to the Naval Academy by Congressman Pelly from Seattle, WA. He was married to Elizabeth Africano on January 28th, 1961.

Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, Class of 1958, George was commissioned as an Ensign and served two years in the engineering department of USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD729). This was followed by assignments on the Amphibious ship USS Merrick (AKA 97) as Communications Officer, First Lieutenant on the USS Mountrail (APA 213), Operations Officer at US Southern Command in Panama Canal Zone, and Chief Engineer on the USS Canberra (CLG-8). This was followed by duty on several Joint and Navy Staffs involved in the Vietnam Conflict. He was awarded the Vietnamese Honor Medal and received thirteen awards of the Vietnamese Service Medal.

Upon retirement from the Navy in 1978, he joined COMSAT General Corporation where he was involved in the sales and deployment of the first maritime satellite communications systems. This was followed by employment at the American Satellite Corp., building and inter-connecting satellite earth stations for military commands.

Final retirement found George mentoring troubled youth in the elementary schools; as a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrews, building ramps for handicapped people; working one evening a week at a homeless shelter, and volunteering at the local hospital. In their spare time, he and his beloved wife Betsy traveled extensively, visiting most of the European countries, southern Africa, almost all of South America, and the Caribbean, along with numerous road trips up US 95 to spend treasured time with their grandchildren and daughters in Virginia and Maryland.

In addition to a lifetime of service to God, his country, and family, George’s greatest gift was his ability to make people smile and laugh. One couldn’t help but feel his immense joy of life when near him. George never knew a stranger – only a friend he had not met. When greeted with, “It’s good to see you, George”, his heartfelt reply was always, “It’s good to be seen”.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church at 215 St. George Street, Saint Augustine, FL 32084. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, TBA.

 

Jack David Osborn (2nd Co) 8/16/23

 Obituary

  Jack David Osborn, age 86, of Cincinnati Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 12, 2023.  Jack grew up in Mt. Pleasant Michigan and went on to graduate from the United States Naval Academy in 1958.  He attended submarine school in New London, CT and served on the USS Talladega APA-208, USS Grouper AGSS-214, and as an officer on the USS Nathan Hale SSBN-623, one of the first Lafayette class nuclear Submarines, attaining the rank of Lieutenant.  After 6 years of service in the Navy, he moved to Cincinnati with his first wife Virginia in 1964.  Jack attended Xavier University, earning an MBA in 1967.  He had a successful business career and owned Valley Industries, a manufacturer of condensers and specialty products used by major appliance companies.

Jack was always on the go and during his 46-year marriage to his wife Marilyn, traveled to over 44 countries.   Jack loved Cincinnati, especially the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.  He served on the Playhouse Board for 22 years, including two years as board president and chairperson for numerous other committees.  One of his biggest thrills was accepting a Tony Award for Best Regional Theater on behalf of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 2004.  Jack was an avid golfer, shooting his age in his early 80s and getting his first hole-in-one when he was 83.   

He was adored by his family and friends. Jack always looked forward to meeting with his golf, lunch and book groups, as well as Chaîne wine society dinners and reunions with the Navy Academy alumni.  His kindness, sense of humor and remarkable storytelling skills will be greatly missed by all.

Jack was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn Osborn.  Loving father of David (Sara) Osborn, Peter (Monika) Osborn, Brad (Selena) McKean, and the late Steven McKean.  Devoted grandfather of Lucy (Dan) Verhave, Ellie (Jeff) Ouellette, Eric (Erica) Osborn, Stefanie Osborn, and Megan (Marcus) Blanton. Great Grandfather to Tommy Verhave.  Cherished son of the late Arlie and Catherine Osborn and adored brother of Carolyn (Dick) Bowers. 

Services will be held at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati) on Saturday, August 26th at 11am, directly followed by a lunch reception at the Cincinnati Country Club (2348 Grandin Rd, Cincinnati). 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jack’s honor may be made to the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park or the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.  Online condolences may be made at www.springgrove.org.

 

Marilyn Jean Osborn   (Wife of Jack Osborne (2nd Co)) (8/16/23)

(January 26, 1942 - March 12, 2023)

Marilyn Jean Osborn, 81 of Cincinnati passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 12, 2023.

Marilyn had a brilliant mind and was well educated. She earned her Bachelor's of Arts in French from Penn State and then went on to receive her Master's in French from the University of Michigan. She once again furthered education, by receiving her Juris Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati.

After law school, she went to work at 5/3 bank and became Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. She was a trailblazer for women of her time and will be remembered for her leadership and investment acumen. She left 5/3 and formed her own company, Osborn and Kelley which eventually was bought out by Bartlett where she retired at the age of 70.

Marilyn was heavily involved within the community, serving on the Board of Directors on the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Ballet, Beechwood Home and was the past President of the Institute of Financial Analyst.

Marilyn had a true spirit of adventure. In their 46 years of marriage, Jack and Marilyn were blessed to travel to 44 countries.

Beloved wife of Jack Osborn. Loving mother of David (Sara) Osborn, Peter (Monika) Osborn, Bradley (Selena) McKean and the late Stephen McKean. Cherished grandmother of Lucy (Dan) Verhave, Ellie (Jeff) Ouellette, Eric (Erica) Osborn, Stefanie Osborn and Megan (Marcus) Blanton and one great grandchild, Tommy. Dear sister of Philip McManus and the late Kerry McManus and Bonnie Ruggles.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, April 24, 3 to 5:30 PM at Cincinnati Country Club.

Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra or Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Online condolences may be made at www.springgrove.org.

Spring Grove Funeral Home (Hyde Park)
2620 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513-853-1035

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Jerold Joseph Larson  (18th Co) 8/12/23

Captain J.J. Larson, USN (Ret.) passed away on 8 August 2023 in Virginia Beach, VA. A memorial mass will be conducted at Arlington National Cemetery with inurnment to follow.

Jerry was born in Milwaukee, WI on 24 June 1935. He joined Naval Reserve Unit 9-11 at Marshfield, WI in 1953 and graduated from Marshfield Senior High School in 1954. On 28 June 1954 he reported to the United States Naval Academy in response to a Naval Reserve appointment.

He served in various destroyers and amphibious ships, most notably: XO/Navigator, CHARLES BERRY (DE-1035); XO, MACDONOUGH (DLG-8); CO, GRANT COUNTY (LST-1174); and CO, PLYMOUTH ROCK (LSD-29). Shore duty included tours with BUPERS; Naval Forces/Naval Advisory Group, Vietnam; U.S. Naval Forces, Europe; Service Schools Command, Great Lakes; and Headquarters, U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command.

In addition to a BS degree from the Naval Academy and graduate studies at George Washington University, he earned an MS from the Naval Postgraduate School. His medals, citations and awards included the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit.

Following retirement from the Navy in 1983, he was employed as an engineer and program manager by east coast defense contractors until 1994. Since then, he has enjoyed hobbies and traveling in this country and abroad.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Marilyn; their children (and spouses), Jerry (Tracy), John (Michele), and Ann (Scott); and 13 grandchildren.

 

Miles Edward Mixson (4th Co) 8/12/23

Miles Edward Mixson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle passed to Glory on August 4, 2023 at his home in Topsham, Maine with his family by his side. 

He was born June 2, 1935 in Williston, Florida, to A.J. and Mary S. Mixson and grew up on the family farm.  He graduated from Williston High School, The Bullis School in Silver Spring, MD, and the United States Naval Academy.  He also achieved an MS in Operation Analysis while attending the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterrey, California and an MBA from the University of Florida.  Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, he was commissioned into the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Just fourteen days after graduation, he married Meta (Mimi) Devine in Cherryville, NC.  Together they raised two daughters, Kathi and Laura.  They were a true military family and moved eighteen times in his twenty-six years, serving in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, California, Texas, Florida and Japan.

One of his proudest moments was when he fulfilled a life ambition to receive his aviator’s wings of gold. He loved the Corps and flying the A4 Skyhawk.  Among his numerous awards were two Distinguished Flying Crosses for combat missions in Viet Nam.  After returning to the States, he was a flight instructor in Pensacola, Florida before returning to Viet Nam for a second combat tour. His priorities were God, Country, the Corps and Family during those service years.    

Miles is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Mimi; daughter Kathi Pawlowski (Jack); grandsons Brooks Edward Schandelmeier (Chelsea) and Lucas Miles Schandelmeier (Christina); brother Joseph J. Mixson (Mary); and sister-in-law Jan Mixson. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom he loved deeply. 

He was predeceased by daughter Laura Frances Mixson; brothers Charles, Herman and James Mixson; and sisters Frances Morton, Marjorie Whitehurst and Doris Barker. 

Services will be held Monday, August 14, 2023, 10:00 AM in Williston Florida at the First Baptist Church. 

 

Ida Faye Barrett  (Wife of Steve Barrett (2nd Co))  8/9/23

(January 27, 1938 - January 31, 2023)

After two boys, a miracle occurred; Ida Faye blessed the lives of Colon and Faye McMath on January 27, 1938, at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC. Brothers, Colon and Jerry, welcomed a sister. The family enjoyed the Army life (which included a move to Japan) until dad, Colon, retired. Faye graduated from Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, VA, and Old Dominion University (then called William & Mary). She played many sports and exceled in basketball, playing semi-pro basketball in the VA area. After graduating, she enjoyed teaching business math at Princess Anne High School and cruising Virginia Beach in her 1957 convertible Ford Thunderbird.

She met the love of her life in 1961, Navy Lieutenant Steve Barrett. She accepted his third wedding proposal (his new car may have helped), and they married on September 28, 1963.  Throughout her life, she was heavily involved in her local church, specifically in the Women’s Missionary Union, choir, sports, youth, education (teaching computer science at Lone Star College), and handbells. Faye’s accounting skills extended to bookkeeping for Romance Writers of America for many years. With Steve, Faye helped start the Spanish mission at Champion Forest Baptist Church in the 1980s. She also collected the church’s Wednesday night meal money from 1978-2020. Always with a smile, Faye encouraged folks to have the exact change.

God blessed this union with three children (Mike, Rick, and Brooke), three children-in-laws (Mindy, Anndra, and Craig Kanada), nine grandchildren – 3 from each child – (Elizabeth, Sarah, and Phillip; Zachary, Mattie, and Lydia; David, Oscar, and Caleb). In 2018, granddaughter Elizabeth married Matt Ykema and gave Faye and Steve two great granddaughters (Abby and Maggie). Faye’s last social event was the wonderful wedding of grandson David and Carrington on January 7, 2023.

Shortly after her 85th birthday, Faye saw Jesus face-to-face on January 31, 2023. She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and brother Jerry. She is preceded in death by her parents and oldest brother Colon. The family deeply appreciates the prayers, words of encouragement, and other expressions of love during this time. The family of God is truly amazing.

Faye no longer suffers the pains of this earthly body and is enjoying perfect fellowship with Jesus Christ and those who love Him the way that she did. Faye was an avid prayer warrior for her children, grands, and great grands. Her greatest wish is that all would accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior for this is the only way to live a life that pleases God. He is risen!

 

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Richard Lane Brinegar (8th Co) 7/25/23

COL. RICHARD L. BRINEGAR, USMC, (RET)  (Jan 21, 1935 - Jul 19, 2023)

Richard 'Dick' Lane Brinegar, age 88, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2023 surrounded by his devoted wife and children. He is survived by his wife 0f 65 years, Patricia, sons, Richard in Richmond, VA; Gregg in Simsbury, CT: Thomas in Campobello, SC; their wives Jenny, Daniela, Cathy, and daughter, Jeannine Mills in Keene, NH; grandchildren Patrick and Garrett Brinegar, Sebastian Brinegar, Christina, William, and Analina Brinegar, and Natalie and Claire Mills.

Dick was born in 1935 in Cooleemee, NC, to the late Dorothy (Lane) and Earl Brinegar. He was educated in public schools in West VA, PA, and MD. He attended Penn State University in 1953 and accepted an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at the end of his freshman year. Following his June 4, 1958 graduation, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps,and married his high school sweetheart on June 14, 1958. Over the following years, three sons and a daughter were born, the greatest gifts from God, enhancing and enriching their parents' lives. Dick later earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas. An Eagle Scout in his youth, he was actively involved with his three sons in BSA throughout their years in scouting.

Upon completion of The Basic School, Quantico, VA, in 1959, Dick was assigned to the 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA, as a Platoon Commander, and then went on to serve his country during the Cuban Missile Crisis, two tours in the Viet Nam War, the Cold War as well as successive tours in Okinawa, Japan; and as Chief, Marine Corps Section, Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group, Republic of Korea. He served U.S. assignment tours in CA, NC, ME, KS, VA, and Washington, DC. Dick ended his career in 1986 as Marine Corps Advisor to the President, Naval War College Newport, RI, retiring after having served 30 years on active duty in the Corps.

After a brief period as Public Works Director in Sanford, ME, Dick accepted the position of Director, Facilities and Operations, at Rhode Island College in 1987, retiring in 1997 to savor life. His greatest joys were fishing and hunting with his sons in Alaska, Maine, and the Carolinas, and celebrations and gatherings with his children and grandchildren. Dick enjoyed retirement to the fullest with Pat, their four children, their spouses, and eight grandchildren. He was an avid skier at his beloved Sugarloaf USA in Maine and enjoyed skiing with his family, always determined to be first in the lift line. Before and after their retirements, Dick and Pat traveled extensively, mostly in Asia and the Middle East, their favorite destinations being Hong Kong, Vietnam and Israel.

Funeral Services were held on Monday, July 24, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, R.I. Internment will be private at the Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tunnels2Towers https://t2t.org/ and Hope Health Hospice https://www.hopehealthco.org/.

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Portsmouth, RI 02871
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Adrienne McCullough  (Wife of Marty McCullough - (12th Co)) 6/30/23

 
(Feb. 28, 1936 - May 18, 2023)

Jun 14, 2023
Coronado Eagle & Journal

Adrienne McCullough (nee Scott) died on May 18, 2023 at home in Coronado, following a lengthy illness. Her husband of 63 years, Capt. Martin L. (Marty) McCullough, USN (ret.) was by her side. She is mourned by three daughters and their husbands, Victoria (Vicky) and Michael (Mike) Carroll, Jennifer and Quentin (Jeff) Lyle, and Melissa and David Wittmeier. And by six grandchildren; Jillian (Jilly) Lyle, Kathryn (Katie) Lyle, Nicholas Wittmeier, Alexandra Wittmeier, Sophia Wittmeier, and Emma Adrienne Carroll.

Adrienne was born in Chandannagar, India on February 28, 1936, the eldest child of British citizens Noel David Scott and Phyllis Scott (nee Wrixon). Her early years were spent in Calcutta. At the start of World War II, Adrienne’s father joined the Royal Indian Army Service Corps (RIASC).

Adrienne and her family followed her father to war-time posts in India, including Deolali, Jhansi, and Rawalpindi (now Pakistan). Adrienne’s father was killed in action while working on the Burma Road, one of the most remarkable engineering achievements of all time and a gateway for supplies to aid China’s resistance to Japanese invasion.

With her father’s death, the family returned to Calcutta, and Adrienne attended boarding school in Darjeeling in the Himalayan foothills. When Adrienne’s mother married an American executive working in India, Timothy Kirk, the family flew over “The Hump” (the name given by Allied pilots in WWII to the eastern end of the Himalayan Mountains) to resettle in Shanghai, China. There, Adrienne attended the Shanghai American School.

Adrienne and her family escaped Shanghai when the city fell to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 1949. The family returned to India, where Adrienne attended the renowned Woodstock School in Mussoorie. Adrienne moved to England, attending Gateway Girls’ School, before her stepfather moved the family to the United States, settling in Arlington, VA. She attended Washington and Lee High School, where her future husband Marty was a year ahead of her.

Following high school graduation in 1954, Adrienne attended Washington School for Secretaries and George Washington University. After working in a D.C. law firm, she joined American Airlines as a flight attendant. In 1960, two years after Marty’s graduation from the United States Naval Academy (USNA), Adrienne and Marty were married and they embarked on the life of a career Navy family that took them across the U.S. and around the globe, including postings in Norfolk, VA, Princeton, NJ, Monterrey, CA, Patuxent River, MD, Arlington, VA, Manila, Philippines, Ankara, Turkey, and their beloved Coronado. Adrienne first arrived in Coronado in 1966 as a young Navy spouse with three small daughters.

For nearly three decades, she moved her family from coast to coast and overseas—including Manila and Ankara, where Marty served as U.S. Naval Attaché—returning for tours in Coronado. In 1991, Adrienne and Marty retired to Coronado, making it their permanent home.

Adrienne was ever-present in Coronado’s arts and philanthropic circles. A gifted watercolorist, she was an Honorary Lifetime Association Member of the Coronado Art Association (CAA), where she was a member for more than 30 years and served on the board as treasurer. Adrienne’s floral watercolors have been on display throughout the Crown City, including at CAA’s 75th anniversary show, on the pages of Crown City Magazine, and on banners along Orange Avenue, when the Coronado Cultural Arts Commission selected her work to be featured in its 2018 Celebrate Coronado Artists Banner Series.

On the first and third Sundays of each month, you could find Adrienne at Art in the Park in Spreckels Park, surrounded by her brilliant watercolors, chatting with Coronado friends, and welcoming visitors to the island. An early and active supporter of the Coronado Historical Association, Adrienne served on its board, on the committee that planned the successful Historic Church Walking Tour in 2017, and as a regular hostess at the association’s Historic Home Tours.

Adrienne was among the founding members of Coronado’s Armchair Travel program, serving on the all-volunteer committee that planned presentations until 2018 when the program grew to become so successful that it was adopted by the Coronado Recreation Department. Adrienne was a member since 1966 of Christ Church Coronado, where she served on the altar guild.

Her volunteer activities in Coronado also included working at Navy Relief at North Island Naval Air Station, serving as a Girl Scout troop leader when her daughters were growing up in Coronado, volunteering at the annual Coronado Flower Show, and serving with the PTA at (then) Crown Elementary School. She held a number of professional positions as she raised her family, including working as a Realtor® in Coronado and working in a Coronado travel agency.

Adrienne is survived by her husband, children and grandchildren, her brothers Nick Scott of Atlanta, GA and Jonathan Kirk of Wilmington, DE, and her sister Gabrielle (Gay) Heath of Hopewell, VA. She is sadly missed by beloved sisters-in-law Donna McCullough and Maggi Kirk, and by more than a dozen nieces and nephews, as well as their children. Adrienne was preceded in death by her parents, brothers-in-law Michael S. McCullough and Wayne Heath, and sister-in-law Linda Scott.

The family has indicated that memorial contributions may be made to a cancer research organization of your choice.

Adrienne will be remembered at a memorial service at Christ Church Coronado at a later date.

 http://www.coronadonewsca.com/obituaries/adrienne-mccullough/article_7bf0793c-0bd8-11ee-9ca5-07c821902bfa.html

 

Ricky Reynolds Davidson (4th Co) (6/20/23)  

Update 6/26/23:

The Colorado memorial service for Col Ricky R.Davidson USAF (ret) will be held at 1600 EST on Monday, 26 June 2023. It will be live screened via "www.crownhillfuneral.com".

Colonel Davidson, USAF Retired, passed away unexpectedly in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on June 17, 2023.  He was 87 years old. Ricky was born on August 12, 1935, in Alameda, California, to Floyd and Ruth Davidson. He graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School and spent a year at San Jose State College, before reporting to the U. S. Naval Academy with a Senatorial appointment from California.

As a member of the 4th Company, he was a varsity gymnast and loved sailing. His crew, representing the Naval Academy, placed 4th in Class in the 1956 Newport to Bermuda Race in USNA’s 44-foot yawl while sailing through a hurricane. He graduated from the Naval Academy with the Class of 1958 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

After Flight Training, he was assigned to the first of three Troop Carrier Squadrons in Europe and the United States, flying C-119s and C-130s. He was Honorably Discharged in 1965. Later he joined the US Air Force Reserves for 20 years flying C-124s & C-141s. After promotion to Colonel, he served at the Pentagon and the Federal Emergency Management Administration retiring in 1985.

Ricky spent 30 plus years flying for United Airlines (father Floyd and brother Barry did also) concluding with the B-747. He was active with the Airline Pilots Association serving on the United Master Executive Council and Chairing one of the National Safety Committees. He earned an Aviation Safety Certificate from the University of Southern California and became an Aviation Accident Investigator. He was awarded the ALPA Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service to fellow pilots and the Public. Retirement from United Airlines came in 1995.

He married his second wife, Linda Elaine Davis, in 1997, in the Air Force Academy Chapel with his two sons and two daughters and his brother in the wedding party.

While living in Colorado Springs, Ricky & Linda usually spent at least three months/year, traveling and exploring, both domestically and internationally. Their Cirrus airplane was a particular joy taking them throughout the United States, Canada, Caribbean and Central America.

In retirement, Ricky was active with several flying and military organizations including the United Flying Octogenarians.

Ricky is survived by Linda, his wife of 26 years, brother Barry, sons Scott and Daniel, and daughters Laura and Tamara, and 8 grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at his inurnment at the Naval Academy Columbarium at a date to be determined.

 

Peter Stevan Roder (24th Co)  (6/14/23

Captain Peter Stevan Roder, USN (August 5, 1936 - June 4, 2023)

Peter Stevan Roder, age 86, was born in Madison, Wisconsin on August 5th, 1936 to the late Eugene and Cleophas Roder and was called away by Our Lord on June 4th, 2023. Pete is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Patricia Lyons Roder; children Patricia Anne Roder, Peter Stevan (Debra) Roder Jr, Susan Lyons Roder, William Joseph Roder, Barbara Joan (Chris) Byron; grandchildren Belinda Turran, Brittany Lane, Andy Roder, Christopher Byron, Mary Byron, John Byron II; great-grandchildren Kennedy Grace, Easton Robert, Mason James, Isla Lyons; sister Mary Ann (Wally) Andersen.

Pete was a graduate of Muskegon Heights High School’s class of 1954 and was accepted into The United States Naval Academy where he received his commission in 1958. He completed the United States Naval Postgraduate School curriculum and attended the United States Naval War College, earning his master’s in communication engineering. Pete served honorably for 34 years, retiring with the rank of captain, while being stationed across the globe (Vietnam, Japan, Australia) and the United States (Monterey CA, Newport RI, Washington DC, San Diego CA). Captain Roder received several decorations during his service, including The Meritorious Service Medal, The Navy Commendation Medal, The Navy Achievement Award, The Combat Action Ribbon and The Meritorious Unit Commendation.

Captain and Mrs. Roder retired to the White Lake area and are long time members of St James Catholic Church, 5419 Dowling St, in Montague, Michigan. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St James on June 19th, 2023 at 10am with Father Peter Omogo officiating. With full military honors, interment of Captain Roder’s ashes will take place at Mt Calvary Cemetery the same day. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be directed to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society according to the Roder family wishes. Pete and Pat have supported this organization for many decades.

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James Benson Van Hoose (10th Co) 5/29/23

James “Jim” Benson Van Hoose was born November 27, 1934 in Joplin, Missouri the son of Alton LeRoy and Ala Louise (Clark) Van Hoose.  He went to home to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, May 25,2023 in Oklahoma City at the age of 88.

Jim was raised in Webb City, Missouri where he graduated from Webb City High School in 1952, then he received an appointment to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.  He was proud to have graduated in the class of 1958.  One of the highlights of Jim’s life was attending his Naval Academy reunions.

Jim married Marilyn Mae Mullins on July 18, 1958 after dating only three weeks.  Jim served as a lieutenant in the Navy, where he flew an A4D Skyhawk Attack Bomber off of aircraft carriers. In 1963, with three young boys and a wife at home, Jim decided to raise a family utilizing his engineering degree.  He loaded up the family and moved to OKC to start a successful career with Trane Hvac.  In 1980 Jim founded Van Hoose Construction where he served as the President until retiring in 2007.  Jim and his family were longtime members of Central Presbyterian Church and later were members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. In retirement, Jim and Marilyn enjoyed spending winters at their home in Fort Myers, Florida.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Martha Jean Van Hoose, Jane Benson and her husband, Bruce; and his great grandson, Mason Coon.

Jim is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marilyn; his sons, Scott Van Hoose and his wife Susan, Greg Van Hoose and Jeff Van Hoose and his wife, Courtney; his daughter, Marylynn Hisey and her husband Brent; his grandchildren, Nichelle Churchwell (Clayton), Matt Van Hoose (Tram), Sydney Coon (Jana), Griffin Van Hoose, Grant Van Hoose (Carrie), Jane Van Hoose, Bailey Norris, Reagan Hisey, Erin Hisey (Matt Kearney), Hayden Hisey; and his great grandchildren, Anthony Churchwell, Tristan Coon, Jett Coon, Alden Kearney and Jade Van Hoose.

Memorial service will be Saturday, June 3rd at 11:00 AM in the Vondel Smith Mortuary North Chapel, 13125 N. MacArthur Blvd.  Following the service the family will receive friends at the Greens Country Club. A private family inurnment will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.

Memorials may be made to Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma, 1001 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73107 or The Meadows, 1000 South Kelly, Edmond, OK 73003-6081.

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Tributes to Jim:

William Hillsman 

I had a long telephone conversation with Jim a couple of months ago. We miss him.

Bill

 

John McMichael 

 

Youngster year Jim was my roommate along with the red rooster. Bob Wiebly   They allowed me to join them because I was starring in Spanish and they had been struggling a bit during plebe year. About a year ago Jim called me out of the blue. He thanked me for getting him through the final year of Spanish.  I recall spending time with him at the Colorado Springs 10th Co. Reunion. 

Great guy, I really liked Jim. He got married shortly after we arrived in Pensacola.   Bob and I were pissed that Jim left bachelorhood so soon in our first duty station. 

 

Pat Doss 

 

I know Marion always like Jim and consider him one of the best bridge players. I think they all spent most of senior year playing bridge.
I suspect they’re up there now having a few games

 

John Lanigan 

 

Jim was always one of the good  guys!  He had a wry sense of humor, a smile on his face and one just enjoyed being with him.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.  

 

Vic Freeda

 

His daughter posted a note on Facebook Saturday. We all know none of us will live forever but it's sad to see so many leaving in such a short period of time.

I came pretty close last November but my cardiologist caught my blockages on time and I had  6 bypasses. Didn't see it coming.

 

Bob Venable

 I was so happy to meet Jim and Marilyn on at least two ‘58 reunions and Bob said he had many fond memories of Jim!  “He was a great guy,” .

 

   

Barbara Harlow Alexander  (Wife of Dick Alexander 10th Co)) (5/29/23)

Barbara Harlow Alexander, age 85, widow of Commander Richard K. Alexander (USN Retired), died Sunday, April 30, 2023, from complications of heart failure at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven. She was born in Frankfurt, Ind., July 7, 1937, the daughter of Lucile (Heimberger) and Ray Harlow. She grew up in Swarthmore, Pa., where she graduated from Swarthmore High School, Class of 1955.

 

After high school, she attended the University of Vermont in Montpelier, Vt., for one year. She worked at the Inglenook Restaurant in Swarthmore, Pa., and for Gulf Oil in Philadelphia.

Barbara and Richard were married June 7, 1958, three days after he graduated from the United States Naval Academy. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip to Mexico, in July 2008. At Richard's death in 2013, they had been married for almost 55 years. Due to Richard's naval orders, Barbara coordinated moving the family and household belongings 13 times over 15 years, from 1959 to 1974: New London, San Diego, Calif., Charleston, S.C., Holy Loch, Scotland, Gales Ferry, Chesapeake, Va., Monterey, Calif., and finally back to Gales Ferry.

Barbara was a local real estate agent for Anne McBride Realty, Coldwell Banker and Allied Brokers. She was also a co-business owner of the Shelter Shoppe Real Estate Company in Gales Ferry, and the owner of a gift shop called Floral Keepsakes in Mystic. She opened her own creative business preserving bridal bouquets, also by the name of Floral Keepsakes, for many years.  

She was an active member of the Gales Ferry United Methodist Church since 1974, and served as financial secretary for many years. After Richard's retirement, together they enjoyed visiting places around the world such as Alaska, Hawaii, Australia, Egypt, the Caribbean, Ireland, Russia, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, the Panama Canal, Mexico, and South America.

She is survived by four children: daughter Nancy Oaks, her husband Brian of Tolland and their children, Emily of West Hartford, and Ian of Fenton, Mich.; daughter Judy Marano, her husband Sal of Marlborough, and their children, Erica of Waterbury, Vt., and Ryan of Springfield, Mass.; son Scott, his wife Annette and their children, Rachel/Dan and Nathan of Colchester; and daughter Deborah Iannacito, her husband Tom and their daughters, Stephanie and Danielle of Torrington, and his daughter Marisa of New Windsor, N.Y. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Rebecca. She is also survived by a sister, Beverly (Harlow) Stewart of Hammonton, N.J.

The family sincerely appreciates the outstanding care and support provided by Dr. Michael Nanna and nurses, Josephine and Rod in the cardiac ICU at Yale New Haven Hospital to Barbara and her family during her brief hospitalization.

A celebration of Barbara's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Gales Ferry United Methodist Church, 10 Chapman Lane, Gales Ferry. Burial will be private at the United States Naval Academy Columbarium in Annapolis, Md. There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are being coordinated by Byles Memorial Home, 99 Huntington Street, New London. Please visit www.byles.com to sign the guestbook. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 and/or the Gales Ferry United Methodist Church.

Published by The Day on May 28, 2023.

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New London, CT 06320

860 442 0343

 

Jean Walter (Wife of Buff Walter (11th Co)) 5/28/23)

Update 7/1/23:  Jean's memorial service is planned for 15 July 2023 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield,VA at 1200. 
Her burial will be held at Arlington at a later date.

From Buff 5/28/23:

Jean died this morning  ((5/16/23) at 0200. She went peacefully with no pain. Will have a memorial service later.

 

Cynthia M. McLane  (Wife of Mike McLane (6th Co) 5/28/23

Obituary

Cynthia M. McLane, age 84, of Gales Ferry, passed away at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London.  She was born on April 20, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey to the late John Henry and Virginia Dunbar (Ott) Mahar.  She married Michael McLane on (July 5th, 1958) in (Elmhurst, Il.).

  Cynthia worked as aa elementary school teacher in many towns where her husband’s service career took them.  ….  

Besides her loving husband, Michael, she is survived by her daughter Hollis Parry and Son Christopher McLane. Grandchildren Michael Parry, Chloe Gellenthien,  Kathleen McLane and Great Grandson  Thomas Gellenthin

  A memorial service will be held at St. David Episcopal Church, 284 Stoddard Wharf Rd., Gales Ferry.  Inurnment will immediately follow at the church’s memorial garden.  Please visit www.churchandallenfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the McLane family.   

  From Mike:

Cindy died suddenly and unexpectedly, in the hospital, from complications with pancreatic cancer and COVID.   

 

Patricia Ann Bidwell Bellay (Wife of Dan Bellay (7th Co) (5/7/23)  

Update 7/26/23

Pat  Bellay, wife of Dan Bellay, 7th Co will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery on August 14th, Monday at 1000.  Arrive at the Administration Building at 0915.

Obituary 5/7/23

Patricia Ann Bidwell Bellay passed away to the Lord on 28 April 2023 in McLean, VA from Alzheimer's disease.

Patricia A. Bellay was born in Sharon, PA on October 18, 1938, and grew up in Cleveland and Warren, OH. She attended school in Howland, OH and graduated from Penn Hall Preparatory School in Chambersburg, PA, in 1957.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in teaching from Bowling Green State University, graduated in 1961 and taught Home Economics for two years in Chardon, OH.

On August 18, 1962, she married Lt Daniel J. Bellay USN in Warren, OH and moved to NAS Patuxent River, MD.  She supported Dan’s career in the US Navy, relocating to Monterey and Sunnyvale, CA, Jacksonville, FL and Virginia Beach, VA.  In Virginia Beach, she returned to her teaching career, teaching in a Catholic School and earned a master's degree plus 30 hours in Education from Old Dominion University.  In 1979 Dan received orders to the Pentagon and the family moved to Northern Virginia where Pat continued teaching in elementary schools.  Pat taught in the Fairfax County Public Schools for a total of 27 years; retiring in 2007.

She was proud of her Irish heritage! She was active in the community, holding office in the Potomac Woman’s Club, VP for two years and finance officer of the Linway Park HOA for fourteen years and was active in the St John the Beloved Catholic Church in McLean, VA. She was a member of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, the Women’s Auxiliary of the National Symphony Orchestra, the NEA and the Retired Teachers Association of Fairfax County and a church wedding consultant.

 She supported her parents in Warren, OH for many years of declining health; took charge of their affairs, before and after their deaths. This effort extended for many years with monthly visits to Warren addressing her parents’ health and business affairs. This effort was hers alone as she was not aided or assisted by her siblings near her parents.

In marriage to CDR Daniel J. Bellay, US Navy (Ret) she was the loving mother to CDR John Lawrence Bellay US Navy (Ret), Amy E. Bellay Trevisan and Michael Christopher Bellay.  She loved her children and supported them in music, dancing lessons for Amy and swimming activities.  She was the homemaker who looked forward to the holidays by decorating the home and cooking special treats that were her holiday specialties. Her hobbies and talents were shown in many home renovation projects she designed and built. She was an avid bridge player and participated in social bridge. She has five grandchildren, Zachary D. Bellay, Bethany G. Bellay, Xavier N. Bellay, Carlin G. Trevisan and Jack E. Trevisan.

Interment is planned for Arlington National Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers make donations to the Salvation Army in Northern Virginia or to a charity of your choice.

 

Herbert Leslie Stiff  (16th Co) (4/22/23)

(February 29, 1936 – August 3, 2022)

Herbert L. Stiff, 86, passed away on August 3, 2022; loving husband of Anne L. Stiff for 63yrs; devoted father of Susan C. Amidon and her husband Dan, Brian L. Stiff and his wife Sharon, Julie A. Kirk and her husband Tom, David E. Stiff and his wife Teri; Cherished grandfather of John Reynolds, Justin Reynolds, Rachel Roberts, Natalie Stiff, Lindsey Stiff, Carrie Abel, Dylan Kirk and Daniel Stiff; Great grandfather of Lennon Roberts.

Herbert’s life will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd., Towson, MD 21286, Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM. The mass will be live-streamed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDRmgq_D33k

Interment private.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in Herbert’s memory to Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD 21093.

Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley Inc.
10 West Padonia Road
Timonium, MD 21093
410-252-6000

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/timonium-md/herbert-stiff-10872674

 

Martin Fleming Kuhneman (5th Co) (4/20/23)

CDR Martin F. Kuhneman, USN (Ret.)  (July 7, 1932 - April 7, 2023)

Martin F. Kuhneman, Cdr, USN (Ret.), 90, a long-time resident of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, died peacefully on Good Friday, April 7, 2023. Martin was the only child of the late Martin and Alice (Fleming) Kuhneman. He was born in his mother’s native Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada and grew up in the Englewood section of Southside Chicago.

As a child in Chicago, Martin attended parochial school at Our Lady of Solis Catholic Church. His parents strongly valued the gift of education. His mother especially valued an education imparted through the Jesuit tradition, and his parents provided for Martin to attend St. Ignatius High School, from which he graduated in 1949.

Following high school, Martin briefly attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and worked for The Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company as an operator at the State Line Control Tower.

With the Korean War at its height, in 1952 Martin enlisted in the United States Navy. That same year Martin first came to Norfolk as a Quartermaster on the USS Midway. While on the Midway, Martin was given the opportunity to attend the Naval Academy Preparatory School and subsequently the United States Naval Academy. He was a member of the Fifth Company and graduated as an officer in 1958.  

Following the Academy, Martin went to flight school in Pensacola and earned his wings as a Naval Aviator. Throughout his career Martin flew helicopters and was attached primarily to ASW squadrons along the east coast. In addition to those duties, he served as Commanding Officer of Naval Air Facility Midway Island, and held staff positions at the USNA, aboard the USS Nashville, and lastly at SACLANT Fleet, from which he retired in 1984.

While stationed at Quonset Point in 1973, Martin met his future wife Gail (Fisher) Kuhneman, who predeceased him in 2016. Together Martin and Gail built their marriage and home in Virginia Beach and welcomed their son Father Timothy M. Kuhneman into life.

Martin was a devoted and loyal husband and father. Devotion and loyalty were qualities that marked Martin throughout his life and in the relationships and friendships that he kept. Whether it was in the way that he lived his faith, gave of himself to the Church, served his country, or cared for his family, Martin was devoted and loyal.

He had the gift of a quick smile and genuine concern for what was right and just. Martin was a gifted artist and storyteller, and he had an eye for detail and a value for the people he encountered.

Martin and Gail were long-time members of Ascension Catholic Church in Virginia Beach and participated and volunteered in a variety of capacities. In 2011 they moved to Harbor’s Edge in Norfolk and subsequently joined Sacred Heart Parish. At Harbor’s Edge Martin made many friendships and engaged in opportunities to bring value and beauty into his life and the lives of his fellow residents.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday between 5 and 7 pm at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments, 1501 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, with a wake service. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 520 Graydon Ave, Norfolk. Burial Services will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Friday at 11 am.

Instead of flowers, please consider St. Ignatius College Prep, 1076 Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608, or the Sisters of Mercy, 15 Highland View Rd., Cumberland, RI 02864, or your own favorite charity.

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel
1501 Colonial Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23517

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Richard Eugene Hanson (7th Co) (4/13/23)

Update: 7/1/23: 

From Gordo:

Dick will be inurned at the USNA Columbarium at USNA on Monday 20 July at 1030.

You are also reminded that there will be a reception at the USNA Club following the inurnment. Please let me know if you intend to attend the reception and how many.

From Gordo 4/13/25:

I have heard from both of Dick’s offspring that Dick died. The following is primarily from his daughter, Sonja (USNA ’99)

  1. He died peacefully in his sleep while in an assisted living facility.
  2. He did not want a funeral or a memorial but will have a “remembrance reception” on Friday 28 April from 1330 – 1530 at Miguel’s in Coronado (1351 Orange Ave., Coronado)
  3. He will be inurned at the USNA Columbarium on Thursday 20 July at 1030.
  4. If you have any memories or sea stories about Dick, please send them to Sonja at [email protected].
  5. I will send out a reminder a few weeks in advance.

 

Francis Xavier Coyle ( 23rd Co) (4/5/23)
 (1936 – 2023)

Francis Xavier Coyle, 86, of Colonial Park, PA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 after an extended illness. He was born on December 9, 1936 in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia and was the son of the late Robert and Elizabeth (nee Harrison) Coyle. He was loyal brother of Robert and Jane (nee O'Connell), MaryAnn, Joe and Sandy (nee Christopher), and Susan (nee Coyle) Dowling. He is survived by his wife Joanne, and children Francis X Jr, of Clearwater, FL, Martie (nee Coyle) and Frank Kasnick, of Carmel, IN, John and Betsy (nee Tenaglio) of Berwyn, PA and Mia (nee Coyle) and Mickey Dotzel of Wayne, PA and his grandchildren, Frank, Bridget, Jack, Maeve and Jake. He is predeceased by his parents, brother Robert, grandson Dominic and sister-in-law Sandy.

Frank attended St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia and was a proud graduate of the US Naval Academy class of 1958. During his time at the Naval Academy, Frank met and married the love of his life Joanne P. O’Donnell of Mount Carmel, PA and they were joined together in marriage for 61 years. Frank’s proudest accomplishment and greatest joy was his marriage, children, grandchildren and extended family.

Frank served in the US Navy for a total of 23 years of active and reserve duty retiring with rank of Captain. His service began in submarines in New London, CT and continued in Naval intelligence at the Pentagon. Concurrent with his active duty service, he earned his master’s degree from George Washington University. After active duty service, he settled in Harrisburg with his family and where he lived for 50+ years and worked for the Pennsylvania State Government, AMP (currently Tyco) and finally for Motorola Radio. Frank was a faithful and an active member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Harrisburg.

He was proud of his Irish heritage, golf, history, reading, international travel, Pinochle and Hearts, swimming, afternoon naps, the beach at the Jersey Shore, black coffee, Yuengling Lager, long road trips, summer not winter, college football (Navy, the Nittany Lions and the Irish) and vacations at Walt Disney World. He lived a life of service, love, kindness and devotion to God, Country, Family and Friends. He was one of the good ones and will be missed.

viewing will be held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 2800 Paxton Church Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110, on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 10:00AM with a Mass of a Christian Burial to follow at 11:00AM.  

Burial will be on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 2:00PM at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, 60 Indiantown Gap Road, Annville, PA, 17003, with full military honors.  In lieu of flowers and donations, the family is asking for donations to be made to www.WoundedWarriorProject.org, “In Honor of Francis X. Coyle”, of whom Frank was a proud supporter.

Dailey Funeral Home, Inc.
650 S. 28th Street

Harrisburg PA  17103
(717)-233-1933

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Frank Eugene Bassett (18th Co)  3/30/23

Commander Frank E. "Bing" Bassett 

 (September 3, 1936  -  March 21, 2023)

Commander Frank E. Bassett went to be with his Lord and Savior on the 21st of March 2023 after a valiant battle with an inoperable spinal tumor.

“Bing” was born in San Diego, CA, on September 3,1936, to the late RADM and Mrs. Melvin H. Bassett (USN ret. Class of 1920, USNA). He attended Rogers High School, Newport, Rhode Island, and graduated from USNA with Eighteenth Company, class of 1958.

After graduation he posted to Surface Warfare School and initially served on Destroyer staff in San Diego. Initial orders were on the USS Orleck (DD-886), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan for 2 years. Bing was accepted to submarine school in Groton, CT in 1962 and upon graduation was stationed aboard the USS Sailfish (SSR-572) out of New London, CT. During this time, he met the former Bunny Buell of Waterford, CT, whom he married in 1964.

Bing’s submarine career intersected with the US Navy’s need for non-nuclear trained weapons officers and navigators in 1965. He attended guided missile school in Dam Neck, VA in 1965 and then to the USS Henry Clay (SSBN-625). After a three-year tour, he returned to surface warfare and served on the USS Newport News (CA-148) before posting to the Naval Academy in 1971, where he was an instructor in Seamanship & Navigation, eventually becoming Chair of that department.

In 1975 he was ordered to JUSMMAT (Joint US Military Mission for Aid to Turkey), Ankara, Turkey, during the Cyprus embargo, making this posting a challenging job. However, the family benefited from the multiple travel opportunities in Turkey and Europe where they viewed the assignment as a “gift.” Returning to CONUS in 1978, Bing took an assignment with CNET in Pensacola, FL, honing his gift for team-management and book editing.

He retired from the US Navy in 1984 and after a brief respite as house husband took employment with Tracor Marine and then Booz Allen Hamilton where he created his own team to train and undergird the Saudi Navy in their purchase of 12 patrol craft. During this time, he co-wrote and edited two professional books - “Farwell’s Rules of the Nautical Road” and “Knight’s Modern Seamanship.” He took early retirement from Booz Allen Hamilton in 1999, bought a motorhome and toured North America with his wife Bunny for the next six years.

Their favorite volunteer position was with the greater Yellowstone and Jackson Hole Visitors Center in Wyoming. The RV life allowed them to truly enjoy grandparenting as well as getting to know their children as adults. Bing raised three Labrador retrievers, two shelties, numerous cats and often claimed that “Jesus owned a lab.”

The happiest years in retirement were between 2005-2018 when they settled in Georgetown, Texas, in a Sun City Community. They joined Celebration Church where Bing served as a small group leader, lay pastoral counselor, and elder. Over the years, Bing served in many capacities in the Episcopal Church - his favorite being diocesan big brother to the teen renewal movement called “Happening.”

Above all else, Bing loved his Lord and his family. He leaves his favorite blind date, Bunny; three children: CDR Rob Bassett (USNR ret. Class of 1989, USNA) and wife Adrienne; Holly Robinson and husband, Chris; and CDR David Bassett (USN ret. Class of 1995, USNA) and wife Sandy as well as six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Pels, and his brother CDR Melvin Sage Bassett (USN ret. Class of 1953, USNA). “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

The family would like to thank the Great Class of ’58 tailgaters and their warm welcome of Bing’s sons, Rob and Dave, as they attended the football games as midshipmen.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Old Donation Episcopal Church on the 1st of April, 2023 at 1:00 PM. Bing’s inurnment will be at the United States Naval Academy Columbarium on the 14th of July 2023 at 11:30 AM.

 

Richard Clare Lawe (22nd Co) 3/22/23)

From Gordo:

We received the unhappy news today (3/20/23)  that Dick died. He had a stroke, was hospitalized and didn't make it. I go way back with Dick since we were both on the W.C. Lawe, the destroyer named after his father... on our Youngster Cruise. Dick's obit has been written and will appear in Shipmate before long. He has instructed that his ashes will be spread on Midway Island where his father died.

Obit to follow

Gordo

Charles Herbert Baker (11th Co) (3/21/23)

From Gordo:

I regret that I must pass along the announcement of the death of another of my company-mates. Once again we receive this info courtesy of the Alumni Association.

Charles Herbert Baker, age 87, of La Crosse, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2023.

On June 4, 1935, Charles was born to Frances Helen Gartland and Charles Herbert Baker in La Crosse, WI. He married Suzanne Pauline Tougas on December 22, 1962, in Groton, CT. They had two beautiful daughters, Lisa and Katherine.

Upon completion of Training School and graduation from Central High School, Charles then attended La Crosse State University and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

Charles served in the US Navy for 26 years, eventually achieving the rank of Commander qualified in submarines. His career included work with NATO and Task Force Operations as well as two tours of duty in Scotland, one as an exchange officer with the Royal Navy.

He was an avid reader and active member of the Thomas Book Group, often mailing his favorite literary finds to his daughter Lisa. Among his other hobbies were goose and deer hunting, scuba diving, playing tennis (he was once an umpire at Wimbledon), playing bridge, fishing, and spending time with his granddaughters.

He is survived by his former spouse Suzanne, daughter Lisa Kirkpatrick (William), granddaughters Ailey and Keira, and very special friend Betsy Goodnough.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Katherine, his parents, and sister Carolyn Baker.

Charles was a big man who lived a big life and faithfully protected and served his family and country. He will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, 18th of April 2023 at 10:00 am at Christ Episcopal Church, 111 9th St North, La Crosse, WI followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am, with interment at Oak Grove Cemetery to follow the service.

Gordo

 

Lawrence Phillip Larson  (16th Co)

November 17, 1936  -  February 1, 2023

From Gordo:

Larry died on 1 Feb. The only info available is on the website of the funeral parlor:

https://www.simplicitycfs.com/obituaries/Lawrence-Phillip-Larson?obId=27227504

 

Walter Alvin Reister (19th Co)  (2/24/23)

(March 14, 1935 - February 19, 2023)

Captain Walter A. Reister, United States Navy (USN), retired, died on February 19, 2023, of natural causes at his home in Rockford, MI.   Born in 1935 to Alvin and Kathryn Reister, Walter attended both Sparta and Trinity Lutheran elementary and middle schools and graduated third in his class from Sparta High School, in 1953, where he also lettered in tennis, founded and led the chess club, and served as class president for two years. He then attended the University of Michigan for one year before accepting an appointment to the United States Naval Academy from Representative (later president) Gerald R. Ford.

Walter excelled during his time at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD alongside notable classmates John S. McCain and John M. Poindexter, class of 1958, graduating in the top 10% of his class.  Shortly after graduating, he married Evelyn Hardcastle of Lansdown, PA. He began his naval career serving on the USS Fred T. Berry. After serving on the Staff of Destroyer Squadron 36 stationed out of Norfolk, VA, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA where he earned a Master of Science in Physics in 1965. Walter served as Weapons Officer on the USS Towers out of San Diego, CA, and completed two tours in Vietnam. Walter then served as a Sonar Evaluation Officer on the Key West Test and Evaluation Detachment in Key West, FL. After Key West, Walter became the Executive Officer of the USS Brumby out of Mayport, FL and then attended the Naval Command and Staff school in Newport, RI. Walter served as the Commanding Officer of the USS Stein out of San Diego, CA, completing a third tour in Vietnam before returning to the Naval Command and Staff School. He then served on the staff of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, DC from 1976 to 1982 working in undersea warfare.

In 1982, Walter retired from the US Navy and began working for DRS in Oakland, NJ, and later for EDO Corp. in Washington, DC, before retiring in Fairfax, VA.  In 2002, Walter and Evelyn made their final move to live in Rockford, MI.

Preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Evelyn, his sister, Patricia Blackall, and brother Larry Reister, Walter is survived by his three sons, Walter A. Reister, Jr. (Athena Eary) Richard A. Reister (Judy Davis) Curtis K. Reister (Christina Beatty) five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In recent years, Walter enjoyed playing bridge games and having dinners out with his dear friend Myra Bradford.

The family will hold a memorial in the Sparta, MI area at a later date, and Walter will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in the columbarium with his wife Evelyn later as well.

Pederson Funeral Home
127 N Monroe Street

Rockford, MI 49341

Phone: (616) 866-1515

https://www.pedersonfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Walter-Alvin-Reister?obId=27324592#/obituaryInfo

 

Charles Joseph Korzinek   (7th Co) (2/4/23)

August 31, 1933 – January 23, 2023)

Charles Korzinek (Chuck) went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 89, on January 23rd, 2023 after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. 

 Chuck was born in Patterson, New Jersey to Carl and Rose Korzinek and graduated from Ramsey High School.  He went on to attend the United States Naval Academy graduating in 1958 as an Ensign. After graduating, Flight School, he was assigned to Patrol Squadron Seven in Brunswick, Maine.   In 1960, he married Janet Carol Schmidt, of Wilmington, Delaware. They later welcomed their son, Craig Korzinek, in 1961.

After serving 4 years in the Navy, he resigned his commission as Lieutenant.  After leaving the Navy, he went on to work for Hercules Inc. as an engineer in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1972, he was transferred to the Terre Haute Film Plant where he held several Engineering positions.

He enjoyed volunteering his time over the years at the Maryland Community Church, Wabash Valley Habitat for Humanity, and the 14th & Chestnut Food Pantry.

He is survived by his wife, Janet of 63 years; his son, Craig and wife Kathy; granddaughter, Katelyn; his sister, Rosemarie Bajek; nieces, Carla Burkhart, Gina Dunlevy, and Eva Dooley; and nephews, Joseph Bajek and Gerald Bajek.

Visitation was held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Roselawn Funeral Home from 12-2pm, with a funeral service to begin at 2pm. Services were concluded at the Funeral Home.  Chuck was laid to rest in the Chapel of Memories at Roselawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the  Parke-Vermillion Humane Society or to the American Lung Association.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net for the Korzinek family.

Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park
7500 North Clinton Street

Terre Haute, IN 47805

812-466-5221

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/terre-haute-in/charles-korzinek-11118282

 

 

Faye Barrett (Wife of Steve Barrett (2nd CO)) (2/2/23)

From Steve:

My dear wife of 59 years passed away yesterday, January 31. Services will be February 10th at Champion Forest Baptist Church, Houston, Texas beginning with 8:30 AM visitation, 9:30AM service, followed by reception.  Family departs for burial at Houston National Cemetery at noon. 

 A special thanks to Bill Marshall who introduced us in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1961.

 

Last Call: Clyde Cecil  Morris (6th Co) (1/20/23)

Captain Clyde C. Morris, USN (Ret.) went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 14, 2023.

Clyde was born on Sept. 4, 1935 in Vienna, Ga., to the late Clyde and Gladys (Taylor) Morris. Upon graduation from Vienna High School in 1953, he joined the Navy, attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Bainbridge, Md., and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958 with the 6th company. Following graduation, he served on the USS Manly (DD 940) and was a member of the commissioning crew on USS Charles F Adams (DDG 2). He graduated from MIT in 1965 with a master's degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and the degree of Naval Engineer. Following re–designation as an Engineering Duty Officer, he served at the Supervisor of Shipbuilding office in Groton, Conn., and at the Charleston Naval shipyard, Charleston, S.C. In 1971, he was selected as Officer-in-Charge U.S. Naval Ship Repair Office in Singapore, where he served for four years in this exciting and challenging assignment. Upon return to the states, he served as Engineering Officer and Submarine Overhaul Project Officer at the Supervisor of Shipbuilding office, Newport News, Va., where he earned his engineering dolphins and was selected for captain. Next, he served as Deputy Supervisor of Shipbuilding at the Supervisor of Shipbuilding office Pascagoula, Miss. His final assignment was as the Assistant Director of Shipbuilding for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Shipbuilding and Logistics) in Crystal City, Va.

His awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation and National Defense Service Medal.

Upon retirement from military service in 1984, Clyde went to work for ANADAC, Inc. in St. Marys, Ga., where he provided support for NAVSEA in their role in the acquisition and activation of the Trident Refit Facility and the Trident Training Facility at Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Upon completion of this project, he taught for Georgia Military College at the submarine base, where he developed the college requirements for the apprentice program at the Trident Refit Facility. He taught College Algebra, Physics and Technical Drawing. In 1997, he began to phase into his retirement by selling real estate part-time on Amelia Island, Fla., where he lived since 1985. In 2001, he began full retirement (except from church.)

The love of his life was his high school sweetheart and wife of 63 years, Amy Frances (Fran) Mobley Morris. The pride of his life was his three children, Paul (Terri), David (Michele) and John (Mary Beth). The joy of his life was his 10 grandchildren, Erin (Thomas), Morgan, Joel, Reed, Collin, Andrew, Miriam, Micah, Joseph, Ava, and two great-grandchildren, Joseph and Dorothy.]All these survive him. The center of his life was God, whom he served faithfully in 12 different churches in numerous capacities including teacher, deacon and elder. God led him to help start two new churches, New Colony in Billerica, Mass., and Amelia Baptist in Fernandina Beach, Fla.

He is survived by sister Mary Player, sister-in-law Cile Woodward and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Janet Vestal and Brenda Brown for special care in recent years.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Amelia Baptist Church, Amelia Island, Fla., with internment at Jacksonville National Cemetery.

Donations may be made in his memory to Amelia Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach. The family thanks Community Hospice for their loving care.

 

William Fulton  Omberg (12th Co) (1/19/23)

From Gordo:

I received the following via Bud Manazir, 12th Co. Rep also via Bill Schramm. Sometimes these take a long path:

Gentlemen – I am William F Omberg, Jr, Class on 1983, 6th Company – served 7 years active in the Navy.

My father - William F Omberg, Jr, class of 1958, passed away yesterday 18 January 2023, in Richmond VA.  He Served 20 years, retired in 1978 as A LCDR.

He is survived by his wife, 6 children, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Two of his children served in military in the 1980s segment of the Cold War, me (navy, surface) one brother as an Armor Office (sp?) in Germany. 

During his service his first tour was a destroyer in San Diego, where he obtained OOD and EOOW qualifications, and met his wife. He then proceeded to Submarine School, upon graduation reported to the Submarine Squadron in Key West Florida.

He then attended the Postgraduate School in Monterey and transferred to the Engineering Duty Officer community. From, there he served in New London; then the Norfolk Area with OPTEVFOR, the Charleston Ship Yard – overseeing the Nuclear Submarine Overhauls.  From there back to Virginia( Norfolk) with NAVELEX- fiscal oversight of repair contractors.  After Naval Retirement he was a program manager with a contractor involved in army or Airforce physical security systems. 

No information on the funeral as yet.

 

 

Vincent Andrew Panaia (13th Co) (1/14/2023)

From Gordo:

I received the following from a friend of Vince's:

It’s Jann Steel Lane, Bob Lane’s wife. 

It is with great sadness I share that Vincent Panaia has passed peacefully on December 31, 2022 at 11:11 pm. 

Bob and I have maintained close contact with Vince these past 30 years after our marriage in 1995. We were living in Southern California where Vince was also living. We stayed in touch with Vince even after we moved to Arizona in 2019. He was a great friend. 

His daughter Jennifer Gunther of Huntington Beach, CA is holding a memorial gathering on this Sunday January 15 at the Newport Beach Athletic Club, Newport Beach, CA. 

Jennifer will be sending me Vince’s obituary and story. I will then submit on his behalf to Shipmate. 

Please distribute this sad news of Vince’s passing to his classmates.  Thank you. 

( See A Toast To Vinnie: - Home News)

 

John Joseph Seeberger (10th Co)  (12/28/22)

John Joseph "JJ" Seeberger   December 23, 2022

Obituary 12/28/22

John Joseph “JJ” Seeberger, loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather passed away peacefully on December 23, 2022, at the family’s “Deep Run Farm” in Madison, Virginia. He was 86 years old.

JJ was born December 5, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in the Bronx. After graduating from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1954, he received an appointment to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. As he was readying to depart for Kings Point, he was notified of his acceptance to the U.S. Naval Academy. JJ chose to study at Annapolis and graduated with the class of 1958.

JJ received his naval aviation “wings of gold” in 1959 in Pensacola, Florida. He flew the S-2F Tracker, affectionately called the “Stoof,” flying from aircraft carriers throughout the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. He loved to tell Stoof stories, one of which recounted the recovery effort for Alan Shepherd - the first American astronaut launched into space. He always made sure to delineate that he flew from the more challenging straight deck carriers versus angled deck carriers. JJ ultimately became an anti-submarine warfare expert and supported the Cuban Missile Crisis naval blockade. Later, he served as an Aeronautical Engineering Duty Officer and joined the S-3 Viking program. JJ retired as a Commander during his final tour with the Center for Naval Analyses. He received master’s degrees from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and Virginia Tech.

While stationed at Quonset Point, Rhode Island, he met his fiery red-head Irish bride-to-be, Patricia “Pat” Reardon. They married in 1961 and began a family after relocating to Monterey, California. It was while stationed at Patuxent River, Maryland that JJ and Pat discovered Madison County on a family camping trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Soon, a piece of land was purchased near Kinderhook, Virginia and JJ began developing new skills as a bushwhacker and cabin builder. These were memorable times for JJ and his family, affectionately referred to as their “Foxfire” period, as they spent their summers living in the woodland cabin they had built.

When JJ fully retired from the Navy and worked in the civil service as an aeronautical engineer, he and Pat planted their roots deeper in the county. They purchased land and established Deep Run Farm in the Hebron Valley. As a city kid that took to flying the skies, farming did not come naturally for JJ (known as John in Madison). His first livestock purchase— three steers—all disappeared within the first week of owning them. John sent his four children to search the farm for them with no success. The steer trio was found five miles away walking down a gravel road. This was JJ’s first lesson in livestock escape, with many more stories to come as additional animals made their home at Deep Run Farm. John and Pat’s children became involved with 4H clubs raising sheep, cattle, chickens, bees, and horses.

When John was not riding his tractor, he could be found running down one of Madison’s many country roads. He completed nineteen marathons and triathlons. In 1983, a headline in the Fredericksburg, Virginia newspaper read, “Winning doesn’t count, it’s how you run the race.” John finished last in the Heritage Festival Triathlon after administering lifesaving first aid to a fellow competitor experiencing heat stroke. He was a former member of the Madison Lions Club, a Webelos Scout Leader and the Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 41. He also previously served as a director on the Madison Troop Support Board, which mailed monthly packages to Madison County service members deployed overseas. As an engineer, John loved to tinker and kept busy with ongoing projects, one of which was working tirelessly to restore an antique British MG sports car. He proudly displayed the MG at many 4th of July parades in Madison. He enjoyed playing his banjo, drinking a glass of wine on the porch with Pat, and playing with their late golden retriever, Boomer.

JJ is predeceased by his parents, Dorothy and John, his son, Thad, and his grandson, James. He is survived by his wife, Pat, of sixty-one years, and his three children, Kristin (Baltimore, MD), Scott (Lisa) (Bluemont, VA), and Michael (Judy) (Afton, MN); his sister, Marie, and his grandchildren, Meghan, Sarah, Garrett, Rachel, Ryan, Patrick, and Cullen.

Visitation will be held at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison from 2-4 PM on January 1. Memorial services will be held at Hebron Lutheran Church at 11 am on January 2. Instead of flowers, donations can be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project. 

 

From Gordo:

Dear Classmates,

It is with much regret that I report that JJ died yesterday (12/23/22).  I have no further info on cause of death or funeral plans. I will be back as soon as I have that. JJ was a great friend from our neighboring 10th Company. He will be mourned by the mighty 10th.

Gordo

 

William Everett Byman (2nd Co)  (12/19/22)

 

Update 1/5/23:

Obituary

William Everett Byman, aged 86, died peacefully in his sleep on December 13, 2022, joining his beloved wife, Eileen, and the Savior he loved and served.  

Bill, as he was known to his many friends, was raised in rural Loveland, Ohio, the first of three children born to Paul and Frances Byman. After high school, he left Ohio to attend the United States Naval Academy; he graduated in 1958 and was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.  

His first ship, USS Toledo (CA-133), operated from Long Beach, California. While in Long Beach, he met Eileen Littleton, and they married in 1960.  From California, the new couple moved to Yokosuka, Japan, where Bill served on the USS Windham County (LST-1170).  Returning to California, he served at Inshore Undersea Warfare Group ONE in Long Beach, followed by another ship assignment aboard USS Regulus (AF-57) based in Alameda.

  After nine years as a Surface Warfare Officer, Bill left active duty and returned to Ohio to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor degree. He then returned to active duty in the Navy as a member of the Judge Advocate General Corps.  He subsequently served at Naval Air Station Millington, Tennessee; at the Naval Legal Service Office in Norfolk, Virginia; as the Staff Judge Advocate at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida; and as a General Court-Martial Judge in Norfolk, Virginia. Bill retired from the Navy in 1985 with the rank of Commander.

 Bill's post-Navy career was as an Assistant City Attorney with the City of Virginia Beach. In addition to writing many of the City's ordinances, he was the legal advisor to the police and fire departments, and he made many friends in the public safety community. After a decade of public service with the City, he retired for a second and final time.

  Even in retirement, Bill remained active in the community, especially at the Virginia Beach Community Chapel, the church he attended for forty-five years. He served in various ministries, including singing in the choir - Bill loved music - and serving as a Chapel elder. He was also active in the Chapel's outreach to international students.

Bill and Eileen loved to travel. In addition to where the Navy took them, they visited many places throughout the United States together, as well as making many trips overseas, especially in retirement, visiting England several times, plus Germany, Sweden, Russia, China, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries.

  Bill was very proud of his three sons and his three daughters-in-law: Michael Byman, Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired) and wife Michelle; David Byman, Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired) and wife Amy; and Eric Byman, Medical Doctor and wife Aimee. He took delight in his six grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Theodore Byman, and his sister, Nancy Gilson. Bill was predeceased by Eileen, his dear wife of 62 years, in August 2022.

  Bill's life will be celebrated at a memorial service at Virginia Beach Community Chapel (1261 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach) on Saturday, January 14, 2022, at 3:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to support outreach to international college students via Global Friendship Ventures, online at globalfriendshipventures.org or by calling 757-589-0317.

  Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Jan. 1, 2023.

 

From  Mike Byman (USNA '83) Bill's son:

Some of you have probably already heard, but our father, Bill Byman, passed away on Tuesday 13 December.  His health had been declining since Eileen's death in August, and he just died in his sleep.

His death was sudden and unexpected, but we know he was ready to go to heaven.  In our last conversation on Sunday, he quoted the old hymn, 'What can wash away our sins, nothing but the blood of Jesus...."  

Memorial services are still being finalized, but probably 2 PM 7 January at the Virginia Beach Community Chapel.

 

Henry William Miller, Jr. (6th Co)  (12/13/22)

Update: 12/16/22:

Obituary 

LCDR Henry W. Miller Jr. USN (Ret) passed away 9 December 2022. He was born 23 May 1935 in Baltimore, MD son of the late Henry William and Helen(Knoble) Miller Sr. He was a graduate of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He graduated from the Naval Academy (6TH Company) in 1958 and served in the Navy for 20 years. He married Adele Hawthorne in October 1986 and resided inPurcellville VA. He had one adopted son, Henry W. Miller III.

Henry served in three ships, USS BROWNSON (DD-868), USS ALBANY (CG-10), and USS CANBERRA(CAG-2). Ashore, his assignments were at the Bureau of Naval Weapons, US Naval Postgraduate School, Rutgers University, and Naval Command Systems Support Center. After his retirement, he worked for TRW, Inc. for 20 years as a Computer Engineer/Systems Analyst.

In retirement, he attended NAVY'S home football games and frequently ARMY-NAVY Games. He enjoyed tennis for many years. He also took a great interest in walking. He hiked the entire 184 miles of the C&O Canal National Park in each direction, usually in five to eight mile hikes weekly. Henry was an avid gardener, enjoying raising vegetables during his retirement years.

He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Purcellville, Virginia. Henry is survived by his wife, Adele H. Miller, his son, Henry III, and grandchildren, HenryIV, Harlan, and Hayley.

Services to be held on 14 December 2022 at 1:00 pm (1300 hours) at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 37018 Glendale St, Purcellville, Virginia. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery, Hamilton, VA. Henry Miller Jr.

Published by Loudoun Times-Mirror from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17, 2022.

From Gordo (12/13/22)

Dear Classmates,

I always regret passing this kind of information on to you...but I must. I received the following from the 6th Co. Rep:

Henry Miller passed away December 10 Hank has been in failing health for a while.   No more info at this time

Funeral: 
St Peter’s Episcopal Church,
 Purcellville, VA.  Wednesday, December 14, 1:00PM

As you can see the funeral info is soon.

Gordo

 

Barbara Ann Fuller  (Wife of Gran F. Fuller ( 22nd Co)) (12/6/22)

Obituary (12/6/22)

Barbara Ann (Zilling) Fuller, 86, of Lansdale, wife of the late Gran F. Fuller passed away on Friday, December 2nd at Dock Woods. 

Born in Yeadon, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Zelda (Bair) Zilling. 

Barbara was a graduate of Friends’ Central High School and went on to graduate from San Jose State University in California with a BA in Social Science.   She retired from the North Penn School District as a sixth-grade school teacher with over twenty-five years of service. In addition, she was a member and president of the former Lansdale Women's Club and an active member of Homemaker Country Quilters. 

Surviving are children Gary Fuller, husband of Becky, Laura Fuller-Guha, wife of Subrata, and George Fuller, husband of Debbie; brother George Zilling, husband of Bunny; granddaughters Ingrid Guha, Natasha Guha, wife of Kevin Wright, and Jordan Fuller; and great grandchildren Annika and Grady. Along with her husband and parents she is predeceased by her sons Gran Fuller and Greg Fuller. 

Visitation will be Saturday, December 17, 1:00PM to 2:00PM at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave, Lansdale, with a memorial service to start at 2:00PM.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s name to Montgomery County SPCA,  19 E. Ridge Pike, PO Box 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428-0222.

 12/5/22  From Gary Fuller:

I am the son of the late Gran F. Fuller (USNA - Class of 58) who passed away back in May 1995.  I just wanted to forward that my mother, Barbara Fuller, who was married to Gran Fuller for 37 years passed away this past Friday, 12/2/2022.  Please note that the memorial service is not this weekend but the following Saturday, 12/17/2022.  The obituary should be posted to the Huff & Lakjer website in the next day or so.  Thank you.

Sincerely,

  Gary Fuller
FLY NAVY

 

Shane Patrick Daniels Sr. (8th Co) (12/2/22)
 (April 23, 1935 - November 24, 2022)

 

Shane Patrick Daniels, Captain, USN, retired, passed away Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2022, after a long, defiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  Shane was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 23, 1935, and grew up in the nearby town of Mariemont.  He was predeceased by his parents, Patrick and Joan (Dokter) Daniels and a sister, Patsy.

Shane was quite an athlete in his younger years, and with his teammates won the Ohio State Basketball Championship his senior year at Mariemont High School. He received a full football scholarship to the University of Cincinnati, attending one year before his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he played football and ultimately graduated in 1958.

Shane attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, graduating with a master’s degree in Meteorology. In addition, he attended the Naval War College and the National War College earning a master’s degree in International Affairs.  Throughout his 30-year naval career, Shane had twelve overseas deployments during which he served as commanding officer of an LST and guided missile destroyer.  His past staff duty assignments included tours as Force Planner for SACLANT, Surface Operations Officer for Commander Carrier Group FOUR, Operations Coordinator for CINCUSNAVEUR, and commander of Fleet Operations Control Center, Europe.  His awards included the Bronze Star with Combat V, two Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal.

After retiring from the Navy, Shane settled in Virginia Beach using his knowledge of coins and passion for history to start a small antiques and collectibles business. In the 1980s and ‘90s he was well-known throughout the area for his estate tag sales and antique appraisals.  Shane loved sharing his vast knowledge with anyone who was interested.  He continued collecting and conducting estate sales until the effects of the disease made it impossible, then devoted his time to his grandchildren, reading books about American and Naval History, playing Sudoku, and eating ice cream (he loved ice cream). Shane was grateful to be able to spend time with his grandchildren as they grew up and was exceedingly proud of them; in turn they loved him immensely and all share his passions for ice cream and animals. Over the years he passed on many important lessons to each of them, most notably to never quit when things get tough; to always take the high road, no matter what; and it doesn’t matter who wins…as long as it’s a good game. He was, above all, a good husband, father, and grandfather.

Shane is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Margaret (Peggy) Lesemann of Charleston, SC, son Shane Daniels, Jr. (Christie), daughter Lynne Murrell (John), grandchildren Hanna, Shannon and John Murrell and Sara Daniels, and brothers Richard (Kristina) and Kent (Patricia).  

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on December 17, 2022, at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1801 Baltic Avenue in Virginia Beach.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in his name to the Parkinson’s Foundation, Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad in Virginia Beach, or your favorite animal charity.  

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Maestas Chapel
1801 Baltic Avenue

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 428-1112

  https://altmeyerfuneralandcremation.com/obituaries/shane-patrick-daniels-sr/    

  Oddino Stanley Chiocchio (2nd Co)  (11/15/22)
 (September 25, 1935 – November 6, 2022)

Oddino Stanley Chiocchio of Lakeview, New Orleans passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2022. He was 87 years old. Stanley is survived by his adorable wife Caroline, his two children Kate and Tommy, his son in law Jack Niemczuk, his grandchildren Mallory and Ryan Niemczuk, and his niece and nephew Ainslee and Gordon Sullivan. Stan was a graduate of Isidore Newman and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He received his MBA from George Washington University. Most of all, he liked flying helicopters and jets. He retired from the Navy in Norfolk, VA and moved his family back to New Orleans. He said the food was a whole lot better there. He worked in the oil field till it went bust and went on to sell insurance. He was a born salesman because he loved to talk. After retiring a second time, he became a physics teacher at his high school alma mater as well as Our Lady of Holy Cross College. He just loved teaching kids. He loved teaching so much that he became an assistant soccer and track and field coach for his son Tommy. He really loved the Louisiana outdoors - being on the water, whether it was sailing, hunting, or teaching his grandchildren the finer points of catching fish. He was a true Who Dat and season ticket holder for many years.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at ten o'clock at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130. The funeral will be in the Chapel at 11 o'clock; please enter on Coliseum.

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

504-486-6331

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/new-orleans-la/oddino-chiocchio-11005196

 

 Pauline Mary Grocki (Wife of Chet Grocki (6th Co))  (11/10/22)
 (OCTOBER 21, 1939 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2022)

Pauline M. Grocki was born in Bedford, England, on October 21, 1939. In her own words: “I lived, I loved, I laughed in Chatham, a place that I have come to love. I cherished the people and friends that have been a part of my life. Thank you all.” She died on September 27, 2022.

She leaves behind her beloved husband, Chet Grocki, son, Christian Ryan, four grandchildren: Lily, Drew and Elizabeth of Chatham, and Fred Hoxsie of New York. She was predeceased by her daughter, Victoria Ryan and her brother, Nick O'Brien. She also leaves her sisters Frances D'Souza and Celia Leach, and nieces Christa D'Souza and Heloise D'Souza, all of England. The sisters and nieces are all from England. She also leaves her stepchildren Russ & Alma Grocki of Hawaii, Janet & Terry Lynch of Connecticut, Tom & Suzanne Grocki of Vermont, and Laurel Long of Pennsylvania and their 7 children and 4 great grandchildren.

Visitation was held at Nickerson Funeral Home on 87 Crowell Road in Chatham on Friday, September 30th from 10-12PM with burial  at Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod.

 Nickerson Funeral Home
87 Crowell Road
Chatham, MA 02633
508-945-1166

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/chatham-ma/pauline-grocki-10945598

 

James Dunkin Higgins, Jr. (17th Co) (11/7/22)

Update: 11/30/22  

Obituary

Early in the evening of November 4, 2022, James Dunkin Higgins, Jr. passed peacefully from this life into the arms of our Lord in Heaven. He was surrounded by his family, who loved him dearly, and who were his greatest passion in this life. Jim was born in Memphis, TN, and was a 1958 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He proudly served a distinguished 24+ year career, and was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. There, Jim was a Naval Aviator, completing over 500 Carrier landings (200 of which were at night). He completed his service with honor as a Commander.

Following his service and leadership in the Navy, Jimmy demonstrated his entrepreneurial savvy, beginning his career as an outstanding and trustworthy Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Mason-Churchill Realty, then with ReMax, serving Camarillo and greater Ventura County. He was an avid golfer and longtime member of Las Posas Country Club, a wine enthusiast, and a purveyor of the occasional fine cigar. All of these joys and experiences made up parts of Jimmy’s life, but nothing defined him more than his favorite role as a family man.

The day after graduating The Naval Academy, Jimmy married his beloved bride, Betty, and in their more than 64 years of marriage, they became Dad and Mom to five, and Papa and Nana to nine grandchildren. Jimmy has also been the deeply revered patriarch to generations of his extended family. A true Southern gentleman in every sense of the word, Jimmy was well-known for the very traits that seemingly came most naturally to him: his kindness, generosity, wisdom, strength of character and an Irish twinkle in his eyes that touched countless hearts and lives.

Jim and Betty were enthusiastic and adventurous travelers, soaking up various cultures and experiences that were relived many times around the dinner table. They have enjoyed an abundance of dear, lifelong friends and a consistent flow of new ones, because they are such true friends themselves. Godspeed Jim, Jimmy, Dad, Papa. We are deeply saddened by your earthly passing, but profoundly grateful for your Heavenly presence. Your extraordinary life of love and grace will continue to impact our family for generations to come.

 With a bit of “creative license”, “O Jimmy boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling From glen to glen and down the mountainside The summer's gone and all the roses falling 'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide But come ye back when summer's in the meadow Or all the valley's hushed and white with snow 'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow O Jimmy boy, O Jimmy boy, I love you so”

 Jim is preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Elizabeth; his brother, Harry; his sister, June Rea; his brothers-in-law, Jack, Gene, and Arthur; and his nieces and nephews, Jack, Steve, Bruce, and Marylou. He is survived by his wife Betty; his brother, Mike, and sisters, Beth, Harriet, Kathy, and Maureen; his sisters-in-law, Mary and Beverly; his children, Lance, Doug, Jay, Mary Beth, and Annie; his son and daughters-in-law, Tom, Shannon, and Meg; his grandchildren, Kenya, Nicholas, Emily, Cooper, Madison, Joey, Avery, Evan, and Luke. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who viewed him as a guiding light to be carried forward.

The family is hosted a Celebration of Life on Sunday, November 20, from 12 - 3 pm, at Las Posas Country Club, located at 955 Fairway Drive • Camarillo, CA 93010. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that you consider a donation in Jimmy’s name to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Alzheimer’s Research.

 

Peter Jokanovich (12th Co)  (10/25/22)

From Gordo:

I am sure that name rings a bell...our class' super tight end.

I received the following from 12th Company's excellent CR, Bud Manazir:

Just contacted by Pete’s daughter, Christina. She tells me that Pete has been cremated. He desired no funeral and no memorial. His ashes will combined with Delia’s. 

Gordo

 

Terrance Byrne Magrath (24th Co)  (10/21/22)

Obituary

 Terrence Byrne Magrath  (June 25, 1936 ~ October 20, 2022)  

Terrence Byrne Magrath passed away at home, surrounded by family and friends, on October 20th, 2022 after a four-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  He fought to the end with characteristic determination and bravery.  

Terry was born on July 25th, 1936, in Upper Darby, PA to the late Dr. Joseph Magrath and Frances Eveler Montgomery. He graduated from Malvern Prep in Pennsylvania and attended the Bullis School in Silver Spring, MD.  In 1954 he was admitted to the United States Naval Academy. Terry served as the Chief Engineer of the In-house Radio Station “WRNV” and as the President of the Physics Club.  

Upon his graduation from Annapolis, Terry was commissioned into the Air Force in 1958, and shortly after he married Marilyn Grey, RN. Together they had two children, Kelly Anne and Michael Joseph. Terry was a devoted father, Kelly and Michael brought much joy to his life.  

He attended Air Force flight school and earned his wings in 1959. He was selected to become a flight instructor and spent the next five years training student-pilots in everything from aviation basics to advanced fighter tactics, first at Greenville, Mississippi, and later at Williams Air Force Base, (AKA “Willie”) in Chandler, Arizona. Terry was a natural aviator and was assigned special missions that only an expert pilot could accomplish. These included training NATO allies, flying F-101 Voodoo fighters during the Cuban Missile Crisis, demonstrating the capabilities of the new supersonic T-38/F-5 jet to our allies, and conducting sensitive missions vital to national security in the Far East. The nation owes Terry a debt of gratitude for his faithful service to freedom and democracy.  

After the Air Force, he earned an MS in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University and joined US Steel as Assistant to the President of Universal-Atlas Cement. Shortly thereafter he was transferred to Wall Street to become an investment manager for US Steel’s substantial pension fund.  

In 1968, Terry was invited by Ned Johnson to join Fidelity Management & Research’s Investment Management Services in Boston. Terry was a forerunner in promoting the benefits of international asset allocation in light of Modern Portfolio Theory. He found much success marketing associated products to institutional and corporate pension clients. He also worked to establish and expand Fidelity’s overseas business, including helping to open and expand the London and Tokyo offices. His contributions were essential to Fidelity International’s early and rapid growth.  

In 1972, Terry married Katherine Busboom and they moved into an iconic seaside house in Marblehead, MA where they were generous hosts to family and friends. In 1982, Terry and Katherine founded ValueQuest, Ltd., a private investment management company headquartered in Marblehead.  They were pioneers in international value-oriented public equity investing for pension funds. They successfully ran the company for twenty years.  

In the late 1980s, Terry served as Chairman of the Board of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem and helped guide the local museum to become an institution of international acclaim.  Terry also served as Chairman of the Harbors and Waters Board of Marblehead, MA for ten years.  

In the mid-90s, Terry served as Chairman of the Board of AtlantiCare Medical Center in Lynn, MA serving a population of 80,000, mostly blue-collar workers or recent immigrants. During a tumultuous time in healthcare, he positioned the hospital for a successful merger with North Shore Medical Center and Partners Health (now Mass General Brigham), one of the very top institutions in the country, thus securing the continuation of hospital care in the cities of Salem and Lynn. He went on to chair the NSMC Board and to serve on the Partners Board.  

During this period, Terry’s daughter Kelly suffered several brain hemorrhages resulting from a pre-natal aneurysm. While little was known about her condition, Terry’s swift action and commitment to providing her with the best medical care available saved her life and gave her an additional thirty years beyond what could have been expected at the time. Terry was steadfast in his attentive care of her until she finally passed away in 2012.  

Terry was an avid sailor and his passion was Gesina, his 49-foot Hinckley yawl. He and Katherine sailed extensively with family and friends, from Maine to the Caribbean, for twenty years. He was also on the Board of the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead where they were regular participants in the club’s cruises.  In the early 2000s they retired to Naples, where Katherine sadly passed after a long battle with cancer.  

In 2008, Terry went on a blind date with Patrice McKenney. They married over a year later and moved to Switzerland for Patrice’s work. While living in Nyon, they traveled throughout Europe  enjoying the unique life of expatriates.  It was a beautiful start to a very happy marriage. They returned to Naples in 2012 to their home in Grey Oaks where Terry played golf and enjoyed friends at the dog park with their two collies.  

With his generosity of spirit, authenticity, sense of humor, and enormous love of life, Terry impacted so many people for the better and he will be sincerely missed.  

Terry is survived by his wife, Patrice Magrath, her sons, Michael Patrick and Brian Costelloe and Brian’s wife Sasha Sibilla.  He is also survived by his son, Michael Joseph, his wife Adria, and their daughter Magdalene Grey Magrath.  Terry was predeceased by his daughter Kelly Anne Magrath in 2012.  

The family thanks everyone at McKenney Home Care for their support and help in making his final months comfortable.  Also sincere thanks to Avow Hospice who provided expertise as well as loving care in the final days.  

Memorial services and Celebration of life for family and friends will take place at Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples FL 34105 from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm on October 29, 2022. There will be a celebratory luncheon at 1:30pm at Naples Yacht Club for those in attendance.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.  For online condolences, please visit www.fullernaples.com.  

Fuller Funeral Home Pine Ridge
1625 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL 34109  

https://www.fullernaples.com/tributes/Terrence-Byrne-Magrath

 

Wayne Edwin Pulling (13th Co) (10/20/22)

After a period struggling through lung cancer, Wayne Pulling of Blounts Creek, North Carolina, passed into heaven on March 26, 2022.

Wayne was born on April 25, 1936, in Union City, Pennsylvania to parents Kennith and Eileen Pulling.

He is survived by his wife; Norma Pulling, children; Scott Pulling, Lisa Pulling, Eric Pulling and Tom Peters, grandchildren; Mikelle Pulling, Alexandra Pulling, Tiago Iturbe and Keenan Pulling, brother; Richard Pulling.

Wayne graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958 with his degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He served as a naval aviator for twenty years, retiring in 1978. He continued with a civilian career as a Program Manager until retiring from Northrup Grumman in 1999. Wayne had many interests and was active in many hobbies, including woodworking, trains, gardening and loved his YOGA!

Wayne’s request is to have his remains spread into Lake Erie. Memorial service will be held in the future near his childhood home of Northeast, Pennsylvania.

James Alexander  Kenney (6th Co) (10/03/22)

Update 10/05/22:

Captain James Alexander Kenney, United States Navy, 87, of Hollywood, SC, peacefully entered the care of our Lord on Saturday, Oct 1, 2022.  Son of the late Mary O’Brien & James E. Kenney of Holyoke, MA, he was born November 27, 1934, attended Holyoke HS and graduated from the US Naval Academy, (USNA) with the great Class of '58! He married Danielle Sullivan, of Granby, CT in 1959, earned his Navy Wings of Gold and went on to defend his country for over thirty years. He was the ultimate Patriot!

Jim flew many types of aircraft, including the A-1 Skyraider before transitioning to the A-7 Corsair II as a plankowner with the “Argonauts” of VA-147. As Commanding Officer (CO), he skippered the famous VA-27 “Royal Maces” to distinction in the waning days of the Vietnam conflict. He completed six combat deployments to Southeast Asia and amassed over 1000 carrier landings.  Before his assignment to Commander, Mine Warfare Command in Charleston, SC in 1982, he was a Battalion Officer at the US Naval Academy and CO of the USNA Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, RI. Jim retired in 1988 from his last command at Naval Base Charleston.

During his very distinguished service, he was the recipient of many military awards, most notable were the; Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Air Medal (13 awards, 1 individual, 12 Strike/Flight), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards, 1 with Combat "V" for Valor); Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards, 1 with Combat "V" for Valor) and numerous other personal and unit awards. 

Upon his retirement, Jim opened West Ashley Property Management (WAPM), a service needed due to Naval Base Charleston closure, which Jim heroically fought to keep the base open throughout the '90's.  He was a life member of many organizations, his favorites being Bachman's Battery, Military Order of the World Wars, the Naval Academy Alumni Association and the "Red River Rats", a Vietnam-era military aviator's association. 

Besides his parents, Jim is preceded in death by his brother, Edward Kenney (Lucille) and sister, Mary Deleva (Joe). He is survived by his loving wife Danielle of 63 years, his sister Margaret Randall (Richard), and his adored children; Suzanne Zecchin (Todd), from Annapolis, MD., and Danielle Cartuccio, James Kenney, Jr. and Patrick Kenney; four grandchildren, Danielle Connick, Jake Cartuccio (Krista), Ryan Kenney, Breland Kenney; and four great grandchildren, Isabella and Cameron Connick and Kaylie & Giana Cartuccio, all of Charleston. He will also be truly missed by his beloved sibling in-laws, nieces and nephews and an abundant number of friends.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 7, 2022, from 4-7PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home on Bees Ferry Rd, SC. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 4255 SC-165 in Meggett on Yonges Island, South Carolina. Military Burial will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, SC.

Gordo

David Anthony Wier (13th Co) (10/02/22)

David Anthony Wier of Rochester New York died peacefully on July 26,2022 at the age of 85. He is survived by his son, Matthew, a registered nurse, currently living in Portland Oregon. Matt is the son of David’s 1959 marriage to Peggy Ann Wier. He and his wife Michelle will soon be relocating to Burlington, Vermont. David is also survived by his sister Susan Zoltewicz of South Carolina and was the beloved uncle of his nieces Jennifer Swygert and Joanna Zoltewicz and his nephew John Zoltewicz Jr.

 David brought joy and laughter to his holiday visits to South Carolina. Family was his special focus. He kept in touch and phoned often. His second marriage in 1982 was to Patricia Drew in Rochester. Their strong friendship lasted throughout the years. Brad Weeks was his stepson and a good friend. David was born in California in 1936 to Henry Robert Wier, a Naval Officer, and Ester Alberti, an author of childrens’ books. 

David  graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958 and served 4 years in the Marine Corps. He attended the Washington University School of Law and in 1966 began his career as an antitrust attorney with the Donovan Leisure Law firm in New York city. Recruited by Kodak in Rochester in 1974, he rose to deputy general counsel until his retirement in 1999. Afterwards, he worked part time as Senior Antitrust Counsel with Harter, Secrest & Emery. Over the years that he lived in Rochester, David lived in numerous houses and felt an attachment to many of them. He often took visitors on drives, pointing out his former homes. A music lover, David had an extensive CD collection and impressive sound system. He collected fine art and oriental rugs. David especially enjoyed frequenting his favorite restaurants. He loved his family and friends, showing a great gift of generosity. He will be missed by many.

 

William George Forhman (11th Co) (9/27/22)
(August 14, 1935  -  September 23, 2022)

From Gordo;

These get extra hard for me to do when I knew the departed particularly well. Bill and I were in the same company and I visited him and Sharon on a couple of occasions...played with his Thompson Submachine Gun.

Bill died at home on 23 Sept 2022  from complications with Dementia. He is being cremated and will be inurned at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton, Ohio on 28 October with full military honors.

Sharon can be reached on their home phone at 937-687-1354,

email: [email protected].

Updated 10/11/22

Obituary

 Lieutenant Colonel William G. Fohrman (USAF) of New Lebanon, Ohio went to be with the Lord on September 23, 2022. Bill was born in mid Minnesota and raised on a 200 acre farm. He had a wonderful childhood filled with great love from his parents and other family members. He lived in relative paucity on this farm, horse drawn farm equipment and no electricity; he grew up without electricity. When he came home from the Naval Academy at age 18, they finally had converted to electricity. This would be in the early 1950’s!

He did not care for farming, loved cars and airplanes, but knew due to their lack of funds, his future was so unsure; however, when he was seventeen, he had an odd opportunity to attend Annapolis Naval Academy. It was an extremely difficult time for him while attending the academy. The 11th Company he was in at the academy underwent bullying and hazing, causing many young men to quit the academy. Bill vallied his way through the four years, but he did not enjoy the sea nor being in boats. He had always pictured himself a pilot. After the academy, he signed up with the U.S. Air Force and immediately was sent to pilot training.

The type of work and positions he held during his time in the Air Force followed him into retirement. He continued his education by acquiring a masters degree in Public Administration. His major occupation focus during his active duty was in Configuration Management. He was assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB. There he became a Director of Configuration and Data Management for the Aeronautical Equipment System Program Office. He was originally assigned as director of the 460 person Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD) Mission Support Directorate. He formed the Deputy for Support consisting of Acquisition Logistics, Test and Evaluation, and Configuration/Data Management Directorates after serving as Director of Configuration and Data Management for all of Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD). During his Air Force career, he published an article on Configuration Management in the Defense Management Review and he was a contributing writer to the Configuration Management Tutorial Text.

He served as Air Force Command Pilot and flew 35 combat missions to Viet Nam. He retired at the rank of Lt. Colonel after 20 years of service.

After retirement, he held a position with Systran Corporaton of Dayton as a Principal Investigator for the Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratory. He developed a unique system development methodology, provided hardware and software configuration management expertise, and developed new technical documentation standards. He continued into retirement his work experience with the Air Force. He retired in 1997.

There is a veritable, interesting bottom line to Bill’s Annapolis post graduate life. He was embittered about his academy experience, but in the early 90’s an academy classmate and Bill began internet messaging. This encouraged Bill to attend 1958 Class Reunions which he enjoyed tremendously, especially by once again meeting many of his classmates. Bill was continually giving lifelong credits to those classmates that offered tutorial help for him. He never, never forgot these classmates. Attending the reunions continued until he was unable to do it. It resolved so much for him, he even wore his Naval Academy ring until died.

Getting into personhood, Bill was a man of a multitude of talents: Skilled at playing the trumpet, expert auto mechanic, award winning of restoration of antique auto, inventor, innovator, gunsmith, gun collector, published writer, supportive, loving father and grandfather, husband of Fifty-five years!

Preceded by his parents, Stanley E. & Martha Mae (Freeman) Fohrman; son-in-law, Albert “Butch” Stanifer. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Sharon F. Fohrman; daughters, Shelia Stanifer & Erica Wick; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Family & Friends Gathering will be held at 12:00 P.M., Friday, October 28, 2022 at Concord Church, 2225 Concord Fairhaven Road, Eaton, Ohio with Jerry Price officiating. Inurnment will be held at 3:00 P.M., Friday, October 28, 2022 at Mound Hill Cemetery on Camden Road across from Ft. St. Clair in Eaton, Ohio with Military Honors provided by the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Honor Guard. Arrangements entrusted to Barnes Funeral Home, 220 E. Main St., Eaton, Ohio. Condolences via www.barnesfuneralhome.com.

Barnes Funeral Homes, Inc. –Eaton
20 East Main Street
Eaton, OH  45320

(937) 456-1111

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Charles Thacher Pinkham (4th Co)  (9/15/22)

 

Charles “Charlie” Thacher Pinkham, 88 of Winchester, VA passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2022 peacefully at his home after a heroic battle with Alzheimers.

  Charlie was born in Brattleboro, VT on September 21, 1934, the son of the late Vernon Curtis Pinkham and Zaida Natalie Hallock. He retired after 20 years of service as a Colonel in the United States Air Force.  Charlie was a 1958 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.  He had previously attended Braddock Street United Methodist Church.  He married Janet “Jan” Muriel Heywood on June 14, 1958 in Burlington, VT.

Charlie is survived by his wife Jan, daughter, Debbie Torrance of Winchester, VA, Overland Park, KS; son, Scott(Edie) of Bozeman, MT;  5 grandchildren, Angie, Winston, Zak, Nick, Taylor; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Annabelle Miller of Conover, NC; brother, Carlos Pinkham of Northfield, VT.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, David Pinkham.

A celebration of Charlie’s life will be on Saturday 9/24 @ 11:00 am at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.

Omps Funeral Home & Cremation Center
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601

  https://ompsfuneralhome.com/obituary/charles-thacher-pinkham/

 

Wayne Emery Scott , Jr. (16th Co) 9/13/22

Update 10/13/22:   Wayne's Funeral will begin at the USNA Chapel on 8 November at 1030. It will continue at the Columbarium (provide your own transportation) and wind up with lunch at the Club. Patty will need a head count for those intending to attend the club. Please inform her ([email protected]) or me nlt 1 Nov with head count.

Gordo

Obituary

Wayne E. Scott, Jr., died on September 12, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. He was 87 years old.

Wayne was born in Pontiac, Michigan, on December 24, 1934, to Wayne and Audra Scott. He graduated from Pontiac High School in 1953 and attended Michigan State Normal College for a year before entering the US Naval Academy as a member of the 16th Company with the Class of 1958.

After graduating with distinction, Wayne was assigned to USS CARPENTER (DDE-825) in Pearl Harbor. His next stop was Submarine School, from which he was one of 9 officers chosen to go directly to Advanced Nuclear Power School, bypassing diesel submarine experience and testing the feasibility of earning one’s dolphins on a nuclear powered submarine. He first served on USS SKATE (SSN-578), with a visit to the North Pole in 1962. After submarine qualification, he was assigned to the pre-commissioning crew of USS NATHAN HALE (SSBN-623)(Gold) and participated in 3 deterrent patrols. After earning the qualification to become “Engineer Officer on a Nuclear Powered Ship,” he served for 2 patrols as Navigator and Operations Officer on USS SAM RAYBURN (SSBN-635)(Blue). Family considerations caused him to resign his active commission, but he remained serving in the Naval Reserves: the Naval Air Reserve Systems Analysis Unit, the Navy Command Center support unit, and the Pentagon’s submarine support unit. He retired as a Captain, USNR, with “34 years in uniform.”

Leaving the Navy, Wayne moved to the D.C. area where he spent about 15 years working with several consulting firms. Principle among them was Logistics Management Institute, a Department-of-Defense-captive think tank, where he served as a Research Fellow and Director of Data Processing. He took a Masters in Business Administration degree from American University in 1972. Ultimately he settled at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where he worked in quality assurance and maintenance areas of their oversight of the nation’s commercial nuclear power plants. In 2004, after 20 years with the NRC, he retired and they moved to Baltimore.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia Muldowney Scott, daughters Elizabeth Nelson and Meghan D’Angelo, and sons John Scott, Michael Scott, and Robert Watters, as well as by 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Interment will be in the Naval Academy Columbarium and a memorial service is tentatively scheduled to be held at the Naval Academy Chapel on November 7, 2022 at 2:00pm.

  Zack Taylor Pate (24th Co) (9/8/22)

Dr. Zack T. Pate, 86, passed away of heart failure on September 4, 2022. He was a graduate of Leesburg High School of Leesburg, Georgia, the United States Naval Academy (Class of 1958), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD,'70). He was recognized for a lifetime of outstanding and continuing meritorious service in support of the Navy, the submarine force, and the nuclear power industry.

Dr. Pate served the Navy with great distinction for over 22 years of commissioned service. Subsequently, he served for over four decades in an influential leadership role as a champion for industrial nuclear power plant safety. He made contributions of extraordinary value to the nation and the entire world.

His life story is one of pursuing excellence and boldly assuming the highest responsibilities of command and citizenship, initially in his Navy career and then in leading two major civilian organizations. He shaped them into positions of impact in the global nuclear energy industry.

He commanded USS SUNFISH (SSN 649), earned his Doctorate in Nuclear Engineering from MIT. CAPT Pate was early selected for Navy Captain and was personally chosen by the Chief of Naval Operations to be the Prospective Commanding Officer of the USS OHIO (SSBN 726), the first new class of ballistic missile submarines. When the construction of the OHIO was delayed, CAPT Pate was selected by Admiral Hyman Rickover to serve on the Naval Reactors team.

In the wake of the Three Mile Island Incident in 1979, the commercial nuclear power industry established the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO). It's mission is to promote the highest levels of safety and reliability in the operation of commercial nuclear power electricity generating plants. With Admiral Rickover's support, Dr. Pate retired from active Navy service in 1980 to join INPO as Chief of Staff for INPO's CEO, Vice Admiral Dennis Wilkinson, USN (Ret.) With a PhD from MIT (and a thesis written on nuclear safety, his personal passion), he possessed the gravitas and drive to establish standards of excellence for an entire private sector industry. Dr. Pate took the helm at INPO in 1984 where his vision, energy, and selfless efforts led to the U.S. being recognized as the gold standard for nuclear plant safety and reliability. After the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986, he repeated that success in playing a key role in the founding of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO).

Dr. Pate retired from INPO in 1998. He had led the commercial U.S. nuclear power industry from being an international laggard to a world leader. He received multiple awards in the industry and was elected a member of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering for "promoting and achieving significant improvements in the safe and reliable operation of nuclear power plants worldwide." He also received the William S. Lee Award for Industry Leadership and the Henry DeWolf Smyth Nuclear Statesman Award. Following his retirement from INPO and during his chairmanship of WANO, he served on many industry associations and boards.

Dr. Pate was an avid sportsman, outdoorsman, and pilot. He savored time with friends hunting game around the world and at his shooting club, Burge. A precise marksman, gardener and conservationist, Dr. Pate relished his time in God's creation.

Dr. Pate was the son of Zack and Maxine Kearse Pate of Leesburg, Georgia. His sister, Clairose Brannen, predeceased him. Dr. Pate is survived by a nephew, Sam Brannen; and a niece, Laura Brannen. Dr. Pate was deeply devoted to his wife, Bettye B. Pate, to whom he was married 63 years, residing in Atlanta for over 40 years.

In lieu of flowers, Dr. Pate's family asks that gifts in his memory be given to the organization that meant the most to him: World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO)

  Mail to: Institute Nuclear Power Operations
 700 Galleria Parkway SE
 Atlanta, GA 30339
 ATTN: Kris Straw

There will be a graveside service this Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 2 PM in Albany, Georgia. The family will receive friends Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors. The Kimbrell-Stern Funeral is handling arrangements. A celebration of life will be held at the Church of the Apostles, 3585 Northside Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 11:00 AM.

  Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sep. 8, 2022.  

 Paul  Edward Westphal, Jr. (1st Co) ( 9/6/22)

Update: 9/16/22:   A  memorial service will be held at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Visitation will be from 3:00-4:00, and the service will be from 4:00-5:00.  Inurnment will be at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, VA at a later date.

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            Mr. Westphal was born in Hampton, Virginia April 18, 1936 and graduated from Fork Union Military Academy in 1954.  He received an appointment to the United Stares Naval Academy and graduated with the Class of 1958.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps upon graduation from the Naval Academy.

            Subsequent staff and command assignments took him to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Marine Barracks, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam, where he served as a company commander.  He returned to Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia and participated in the development of the equipment maintenance management system.  He returned for a second tour in Vietnam, serving as the division engineer and executive officer of the 11th Engineer Battalion. He then attended the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.  He became the Marine Officer Instructor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.  He returned to Headquarters, Marine Corps in 1974, where he served as Head, Facilities Maintenance Section.  His final assignment was as the Deputy Director of the Defense Mapping School, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, retiring in 1978 as a Lieutenant Colonel.

            Mr. Westphal worked in the defense industry for 30 years, providing management services and performing staff duties in Navy Headquarters.  He was the Requirements Officer for aircraft safety systems in the Air Warfare Division of OpNav. He worked for the Surveys and Investigative Staff of the House Appropriations Committee, U.S. House of Representatives.  He also worked as an operations manager in commercial renovation and construction.

            His personal military decorations include two awards of the Bronze Star Medal with combat V for meritorious service in combat, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon.  He is trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees, Fork Union Military Academy.  He is also a member of the Army Navy Country Club, the United States Naval Academy Alumni and Athletic Associations and the Fork Union Military Academy Alumni Association, where he served as a past president. 

            He is survived by his sons: David W. Westphal of Houston, TX, James A. Westphal of Beaufort, SC, Edward L. Westphal of Houston, TX and Eric P. Westphal of Midlothian, VA. Also eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

            Donations may be made to Fork Union Military Academy, PO Box 278, Fork Union, VA 23055 Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund.

 

Albert Louis Barbero (15th Co)  (8/29/22)

Update 12/21/22: .  Al will have full military honors burial at Arlington National Cemetery on 9 January 2023 at 0900. Request is that attendees with vehicles arrive 45 min ahead of schedule.

Obituary 

Albert Louis Barbero, Col USAF (ret), of Pinehurst, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at his home, he was 88 years old. Albert was born in Haledon, NJ on June 14, 1934, to Albert Barbero and Mary Lanza Barbero. Al graduated from Central High School in Paterson, NJ, attended Rutgers University on an ROTC scholarship for two years prior to his nomination to the United States Naval Academy. Upon graduation from the Academy in 1958, Al was commissioned a 2LT in the United States Air Force. Over the next 26 years Al served in a variety of flying and command and staff assignments as a Radar Navigator in B-52G, Executive Office and Navigator for the C-123 “Candlesticks” in Vietnam with over 120 Night Combat Missions and 470 Combat Hours, Vice Wing Commander, 323d Flying Training Wing, Mather AFB, Deputy Military Assistant to Secretary of the Air Force and as Chief of Air Force Legislative Liaison Program Office. During his Air Force career, Al also attended Air Command and Staff College, NATO Defense College, George Washington University for his Master in Engineering and Auburn University where he received a Master’s in Business Administration. Upon retirement from the Air Force in 1984, Al became the Director of Washington Operations for Sunstrand Aerospace Company in the Washington DC office working Air Force and Congressional issues for the company.

In 2001, Al and his wife Mary moved to Pinehurst, the retirement location he selected back in 1960 when they were stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, NC. He sang with the Golf Capital Chorus and was a member of the Tin Whistles. Together they enjoyed the golf, atmosphere and friendliness of the community. In 2006, after the sudden passing of his wife Mary of 48 years, he continued his time playing golf, enjoyed attending the Met Opera events shown at the Southern Pines Theater, listening to the Carolina Philharmonic, embraced the time he shared with his children and grandchildren, attended Navy Football games to visit friends and classmates of “58 is Great”, passionately followed his beloved NY Yankees, and reconnected with his high school sweetheart Flo Bitowf.

Albert is survived by his son, COL (USA Ret) Michael P. Barbero and his wife, Vicki of Pinehurst, NC; his daughter, Tracey A. Pearson and her husband, Daniel, of Granite Bay CA; his grandchildren Mary Graham and her husband Kent, Michael Barbero II and Jonathan Pearson; and his great-grandchildren Gunnar and Emersyn Graham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, September 12, 2022 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinehurst. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 6-8 PM at Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst. In lieu flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.

 

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Richard Edward Keefe (4th Co)  (8/25/22)

 From Gary Flora:

 Richard E. Keefe (Dick) passed away from complications from Alzheimer’s on April 22, 2022.  He entered USNA from New Jersey and graduated near the top of his Class of 1958 as a member of the 4th company.  Dick was commissioned in the Air Force and attended tech school at Lowry AFB, CO where he graduated as a Nuclear Weapons Officer in 1959.  He resigned his commission while stationed in the UK. .

Richard graduated from law school and served in the US Justice Department for a while before moving to Seattle, WA.  He married Elaine in  December, 1963.   Dick had a very successful career as a partner in a law firm in the Seattle area.  His last residence was Friday Harbor, WA which is on an island northwest of Seattle.  Richard is survived by Elaine who has downsized to a condo in Seattle and three sons and a number of grandchildren.   I last saw Dick in 1959 at Lowry AFB while attending the same tech school that he did.

 

Harold Martin Donahoe, Jr. (21st Co)   (8/14/22)

From Marty's  Daughter

My father  died last week in the memory care unit of the hospital in which he lived for the last two years in Salt Lake City. In view of the advanced stage of his Alzheimer's affliction we all considered his passing to be a blessing. Obituary to follow,

Alice Mott Criswell  (Wife of Phil Criswell (4th Co)  (8/8/22)

Alice Criswell passed away on August 1, 2022, in Leesburg, Virginia.

Alice is preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Walter Criswell; parents, Col. John Winthrop Mott and Kelsey Martin Mott; and sisters, Kelsey Mott Riddell and Melicey Mott Stoeppelwerth. Alice and Phillip are survived by sons Philip (Dowling) and Andrew (Susan) and seven grandchildren.

Alice was born April 12, 1935, in Fort Riley, Kansas and was the daughter of a US Anny officer. She moved many times in her youth and often proudly noted that she attended five different high schools including schools in Germany and France. Alice

received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from The College of William & Mary, where she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Later she earned her master's degree in Library Science at Arizona State University. She married Phillip Criswell in June 1958 after his graduation from the United States Naval Academy. His military career afforded her more travel to various domestic posts, but her favorite - and longest   - was England

After the birth of her two sons, Alice studied accounting at California State University, earning her CPA. She worked in a variety of accounting and financial analyst roles before accepting the professional role she relished, which was as an Auditor and Inspector with the Central Intelligence Agency. Her 20+ year career with the Agency included compelling work, great friendships, and frequent travel to fascinating foreign countries. Alice enjoyed painting, genealogy, and - most of all - a good mystery show on the BBC.

Details of Alice's burial at Arlington National Cemetery are pending.

Alice's family would like to thank the caregivers from Falcons Landing's Johnson Center, Life Matters (now part ofTheKey), and INOVA Loudoun Hospital who provided support and comfort to her over the past year. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Inova Loudoun Hospital (Donate to !nova Loudoun Hospital) and note Alice Criswell in the "Tribute Information" section.

See Obituary for Phil Criswell

 

Bruce Alden Holmberg (18th Co)  (8/4/22)

From Lavonne Holmberg:

Bruce died on 31 July.  Plans are underway for Bruce’s funeral and burial at Punchbowl.  She and Bruce had moved into a retirement community.  Lavonne's address is

 428 Kawaihae, #205, Honolulu, HI 96825.  Her cell# is 808-554-5086.  

 

Sandra Marie Elder Day  (Wife of Chip Day 23rd Co) (8/4/22)

(August 20, 1936 - January 21, 2022)

Sandra Marie Elder Day passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family and friends. She was dedicated to her family and her community, serving in many volunteer and leadership roles throughout her life, the last 50 years of which were in San Diego. She was a champion of women's rights and public education. A graduate of both Stanford (1958) and Radcliffe (1959), she was an avid reader, traveler, food lover, social commentator, and theater goer. She is survived by her 3 children (Rosemarie, Chapin, and Roby), their spouses (Steve, Elena and Dawn), and 8 grandchildren (Kate, Andrew, Ellie, Rue, Sophia, Jasper, Jordan, and Jackie). She was predeceased by her husband, Chapin Walker Day, Jr. Burial will be with him at Miramar National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held in February. Please consider a donation in her honor to the American Association of University Women.  

Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Feb. 6, 2022.  

See Obituary for Chapin Walker Day

 

Loretta Silver Burden  (Wife of Dave Burden (19th Co) )  (7/13/22)

Loretta (Lori) Silver Burden went home to be forever with her savior Jesus Christ on July 6 at age 85.  Lori was born to Elbert and Bessie Mae Silver in Rossville, Georgia on June 21, 1937.  She was married to David Greer Burden on March 21, 1959.  She joins sister Myra (Mimi) Burden in Heaven and is survived by her brother Randy A. Silver of Signal Mountain, TN.  She also leaves behind her spouse David, of Williamsburg, Virginia, and their two daughters, Dana B. Charbonneau of Inman, SC and Kelley B. Miller of Landrum, SC, along with five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.   Lori had a way of making all events (birthdays, Christmas, Easter, etc.) magical.  She always went over the top with her efforts to make her family feel special.  She loved beauty in all things… God’s creation, a well-set table, a Christmas Tree.  She loved learning, especially about her Lord.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

John Aubrey Chrisman, Jr. (1st C0)  7/3/22

The Rev. John A. “Jack” Chrisman, Jr.

Oct. 18, 1933 - June 23, 2022Oct. 18, 1933 - June 23, 2022  

SARASOTA - It is with sadness that we announce the death of the Rev. John A. “Jack” Chrisman, Jr., on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Fr. Chrisman served as an Assisting Priest at St. Boniface, Siesta Key (2004-2014). He and his wife Donna came to St. Boniface in 2004 following his retirement. Fr. Chrisman also held the rank of Captain (Ret.) in the US Navy.  

A service will be held at St. Boniface at later date with inurnment at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

 

Melvin Arthur Runzo (10th Co)   7/3/22

Mel Runzo went to be with his Lord on June 20th, 2022. He was 86 years old when he died unexpectedly from a fall and subsequent bout with COVID. Mel was born in 1935 in Zelienople, Pa. and later upon graduation from Mesa High School in Mesa Az. accepted an appointment to attend the United States Naval Academy. He graduated from the USNA in 1958. He then attended flight school and became a helicopter pilot. Several years later while stationed in Norfolk, Va., Mel met his soul mate, best friend, and future wife, Tinker Barker. Stationed mainly on the east coast, in Norfolk and Washington DC, Mel served his country for 27 years, rising to the rank of Captain.

For all the accomplishments and accolades Mel received while in the navy, if you asked him what he is most proud of, his answer would be his relationship with Jesus Christ. A close second would be that he wasa good husband and father to Tinker and his son Chris, respectively.

Always smiling, with never a bad word to say about anyone, Mel loved life and loved bringing joy to those around him. In addition to his family, he loved Eastern Shore Chapel and his Peanut friends. Mel found so much joy in the relationships made working at the Food pantry and often spoke of the wonderful friendships he had formed while living at Atlantic Shores Retirement Community. He also loved his grandchildren with every fiber of his being.

Left to cherish memories of Mel are his son Chris (Beth); his three grandchildren Aaron (Nikki), Dustin, and Ethan (Brooke); his great grandchildren Elijah and Ruah; his sister Ann McCready; his sister-in-law Corolla Runzo; his sister-in-law Barbara Hull; and his two nieces Patty Bartneck and Peyton Von Hirsch.

The family would like to extend an incredible thank you to all the nurses, doctors, and caregivers at Virginia Beach General Hospital that tended to Mel during his stay. You were compassionate troughout.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

A funeral will be held for Mel at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church on July 23, 2022 at 11am. A live-stream link of Mel’s Celebration of Life service may be found at https://youtube/1q1OhipMcZI .

In leu of flowers a donation may be made in Mel’s honor to the Eastern Shore Chapel food pantry.

 

John Otto Phillips, Jr. (6th Co) (6/12/22)

  John Otto Phillips, Jr., “Jack”, departed this life Sunday, May 22, 2022, at the home of his daughter, Joanna, in Pensacola, Florida.  Jack was born to Florentine Holmes and John O Phillips, Sr. in Miami, Florida August 20, 1935

  Jack spent his early years in Manchester, Tennessee where he and his family were very involved in the community. He was an Eagle Scout, lifeguard at the local swimming pool, high school football player, active member of the United Methodist Church and worked at Evans grocery store.

  He attended Coffee County schools and graduated in 1953. He began his college life at Vanderbilt University prior to receiving an Appointment by Tennessee Congressman Joe L. Evins to the United States Naval Academy. While wrestling at the Naval Academy, Jack sustained an injury which disqualified him from remaining as a Midshipman and he had to leave the academy.

  Jack continued his studies at the University of Tennessee (UT) and ultimately graduated with honors and a business degree. While at UT, Jack was a member of the UT Singers ensemble. Jack received a MS in Management from Rollins College in 1971.

  Upon graduation, Jack went to work at Chrysler Corporation in Huntsville, Alabama. While working at Chrysler Jack met Mary Dudley Call. They were married May 1963 and had four children. After spending several years with Chrysler, he was hired by the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) and moved to Titusville, Florida. While employed by NASA for 30+ years, he was involved in many projects including Apollo Missions, booster rocket redesign for the Space Shuttle and the Hubble Telescope among many others. Jack received several awards and accolades for his work at NASA.

  Jack married JoAllen Rogers May 6, 1978. After spending time in Huntsville, Al, Pass Christian, MS and Danbury, CT, they returned to live in their hometown of Manchester, TN in 1984.

  Following his retirement, Jack began looking for a way to stay busy and spend as much time as possible at the family farm. Together, Jack and Jo opened The Fairway Driving Range on Interstate Drive. Jack was always working on a project and could often be found scouring local junk yards to find parts for cars he was fixing up. He enjoyed watching sports (aka snoring on the couch), thrifting at the local goodwill, playing cards, eating sweets, and traveling to visit his friends and family. Jack never knew a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone.

  Mr. Phillips was preceded in death by his wife, JoAllen Rogers, an infant son, Jay, and both of his parents. He is survived by his three children Leigh (and Robert) Radmacher of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Joanna Cope of Pensacola, Florida, and John (and Lorie) Phillips of Vestavia Hills, Alabama; three stepchildren Jennifer Dunn of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Bobby (and Bobbie) Dunn of Brown Summit, North Carolina, and Jeff (and Christy) Dunn of Raleigh, North Carolina; One sister, Florentine “Tine” Liegerot of Brevard, North Carolina; 8 Grandchildren and 2 nephews.

  Visitation with family and friends was held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, from 10:00am until 11:00am at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN. Funeral services will immediately follow. Burial will take place at Hillsboro United Methodist Church Cemetery.

  Central Funeral Home

2812 Hillsboro Highway

Manchester, TN  37355

931-723-7774

https://centralfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/978/John-Phillips-Jr/obituary.html

 

 

George Walter Williams (2nd Co) (6/5/22)

 

Nov. 29, 1936-February 15, 2022 

From Steve Barrett:

George passed away in a hospice facility in Tucson, Arizona on 15 February 2022.  , Born Montpelier, Vermont.  No services scheduled.  

Roger Walter Stallkamp (16 Co)  (5//30/22)

 

Roger Walter Stallkamp (Lt. Col. USAF, ret.), age 86, of Beavercreek, made his "Last Flight" on May 23, 2022, as a result of complications from leukemia. He was born on Christmas Day, 1935, the third of 3 sons born to Albert and Lucille Stallkamp, in Los Angeles, CA.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Leo and Lucille Lindeman Stallkamp; daughter, Patricia; and brother Louis Stallkamp.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Anne Stallkamp; his loving children, Karen (Gary) Rawson, Richard (Kathy) Stallkamp and Michael (Beth) Stallkamp; eight grandchildren, Tracie, Brian, Kellie, James, Jason, Alexa, Austin and Grace; his brother, John Stallkamp; and many other loving family and friends.

Roger graduated from South Pasadena-San Marino High School in 1953 and spent one year at Pasadena City College before entering the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1958. Upon graduation, he accepted a commission in the US Air Force and entered pilot training. With new wings pinned on, he completed the Advanced Fighter Interceptor School program at Valdosta, GA. Due to a critical demand for pilots in Strategic Air Command (SAC), the entire class of trained fighter pilots were assigned to either bombers or tankers. He flew KC-97 and KC-135 aircraft tankers before entering the USAF Test Pilot School, class of 69A. He was assigned to the Aeronautical Systems Division (ASD), Deputy of Flight Test at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, doing “black box” testing. The favorite aircraft he flew was the zero-G or “vomit comet” which, at the time, tested everything that went into space including the astronauts. After a tour in Southeast Asia, he returned to the Dayton area and completed a master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of Dayton. He was assigned again to ASD, as division flight safety officer and subsequently as chief of safety. As chief of the safety office, he was a member of the division commander’s Executive Independent Review Team. He finished his Air Force career at Systems Command Headquarters, Andrews AFB, MD, as systems safety branch chief and deputy chief of safety for the command in 1979.

After retirement, he was hired by Hartzell Propeller Co. to establish and run their field investigation department which involved aircraft accident investigation and was the company focal point for product liability issues. He participated in hundreds of aircraft accident investigations as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation team and other foreign investigative authorities worldwide. He taught propeller accident investigation courses at FAA, NTSB, Transport Canada, and AAIB (Air Accidents Investigation Branch-UK) training schools. He was certified as a propeller accident investigation expert and testified at trial in both state and federal courts.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022, from 9:30am-10:30am, at Queen of Apostles Community (QAC), 4435 E. Patterson Rd., Beavercreek. Mass of Christian burial will be held immediately following the Visitation at the church at 10:30am. Burial will be held after at Calvary Cemetery, Dayton.

 

James Daniel Campbell Jr. (11th Co) 5/28/22

 (19 September 1934-19 May 2022)

James “Jim” Daniel Campbell, Jr., age 87, of Erie, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Pleasant Ridge Manor.  He was born on September 19, 1934 in New York City, the son of the late James D. Campbell, Sr. and Mary Irene Nethercott Campbell.

James was a 1953 graduate of Cathedral Prep High School where he played football and was affectionately called ‘Moose”. He also attended the U.S. Naval Academy, Columbia University in Washington D.C. and Gannon University, earning a degree in electrical engineering. He was employed at General Electric for 38 years in Engineering Management. James was very dedicated to his career which involved international travel to all parts of the world to solve crane issues.

Jim and his loving wife Julia “Judy” enjoyed 64 wonderful years of marriage. Together they had six children. James is survived by three daughters, Denise Marie Campbell, of Highmore, SD, Jeanne Patricia Campbell of Chevak, Alaska, Susan Eileen Campbell of Cleveland, OH; three sons; James D. Campbell, III (Pamela) of Edinboro, PA, Joseph Edward Campbell (Wendy) of Lake City, PA and John “Jack” Anthony Campbell (Sheri) of Erie. James is further survived by ten grandchildren, Michael and John Knockel, Bryan, Gabriel, Samuel, Danielle and Joshua Campbell, and Keith (Adrienne), Janelle (Teresa) Wicks and Ani Trawles; and four great grandchildren, Myles and Maya Walters and the newest twins, Cliodhna and Oisin Wicks. James was preceded in death by two sisters; Virginia McGovern and Dorothy Hosteter; and two brothers; Albert and James Sterling Campbell.

Those that met Jim, remembered him. He was a large man, not just in height, but also in heart.   During retirement James spent many years enjoying the great trips they took with the GEER group. (General Electric Exempt Retirees). Jim had a gift for working with wood. He was a craftsman, making many beautiful pieces that will live on forever. He was always there to help a neighbor in need and his handiwork can be found all along his Hartt Road neighborhood.

When his family was young James enjoyed taking them camping but then as the family grew older they turned to boating. His family and friends have shared many stories of their trips across Lake Erie. How James could maneuver the Celtic C’s into that first boat stall is still a wonder! James was a past Commodore, and a life-long member of the Presque Isle Yacht Club. He and his family enjoyed the many friendships they made there. The family would like to acknowledge the many years of special friendship with Harold and Janet Eisert.

James was a member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church.

Friends may call at the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc., West Ridge, 3801 W. 26th Street on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m, and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday (25 May)  at 11:00 a.m at St. Jude Church 2801 W. 6th Street, Erie, PA 16505. Burial to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Church.

Send condolences to www.BurtonQuinnScott.com.

Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services West Ridge
3801 W 26th St
Erie, PA 16506

https://www.burtonquinnscott.com/obituaries/obituary/james-campbell-jr

 

Julia Frances Power Campbell (5/28/22)

(14 December 1935- 11 June 2020)

Julia “Judy” Frances Power Campbell, age 84, of Erie Pa. passed away on June 11, 2020 at 3:17 pm.  Born on December 14, 1935 in Oil City, she was the youngest of seven to the late Maurice Anthony Power and Margaret Helen (Donaghey) Power.  

Judy was a 1953 graduate of Strong Vincent High School and attended Villa Maria College, earning a degree in business education. She loved to sing. She was a meso soprano in high school and college, and sang in every church she attended. Her good friend and former music teacher Isabelle Phasey conducted a lady’s choir called the Enjoyables. As a member of that choir Judy and the other ladies would practice and put on several concerts a year for friends and family. Her passion for singing continued into her 70's.  Now there is a "new" voice that can be heard singing in the heavenly choir!

Judy loved a puzzle, a game of pinochle, a giant bowl of popcorn, watching professional basketball, sunny days aboard the Lady Jane or Celtic C’s  with her “Captain Jim” and late nights gabbing with friends and family. The memories she created for and shared with those who loved her will be cherished forever.

In addition to her parents, Judy was preceded in death by siblings Mary Helen Brumbach, Clare Marie Aho, Maurice Anthony Power Jr., Maureen Alice Haak, Margaret Ann Fogle and Jeanne Patricia Stafford.

Judy is survived by her loving husband of 64 years James Daniel Campbell Jr. of Erie Pa, and her 6 children Denise Marie Campbell of Highmore, South Dakota; James Daniel Campbell III and wife Pamela of Edinboro, Pa; Jeanne Patricia Campbell of Chevak, Alaska; Susan Eileen Campbell of Cleveland, Ohio; Joseph Edward Campbell and wife Wendy of Lake City, Pa and John Anthony Campbell and wife Sheri of Erie, Pa.  

Judy’s iconic spunk, wit and sass (Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine) will never be forgotten and has been appropriately passed down in her ten grandchildren, Keith and wife Adrienne Walters, Janelle and wife Teresa Wicks, Ani Trawles, Michael and John Knockel, Danielle, Bryan, Gabriel, Samuel and Joshua Campbell along with two great grandchildren Maya and Myles Walters. This is all in addition to the legendary mothering she provided to the entire neighborhood over the years, well into the adulthood of many.  

Memorials can be made to St Jude the Apostle Catholic Church 2801 West 6th St. Erie, PA 16505.

Due to Covid-19, funeral services were private. Arrangements were entrusted to Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services, West Ridge 3801 West 26th St. Erie, PA 16506. Burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Send condolences at www.burtonfuneralhomes.com

Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services West Ridge
3801 W 26th St
Erie, PA 16506

https://www.burtonquinnscott.com/obituaries/obituary/julia-campbell

 

John Halm Galla (14th Co) (05 20/22)

John Halm Galla, MD (July 5, 1936 - May 19, 2022)

  In the early morning of May 19, 2022, Jay quietly departed for his safe lodging, holy rest and eternal peace surrounded by his loving family.

  Jay was born in Bridgeport, CT the eldest son of Celestine “Sally” Catherine (Halm) and John “Jack” Joseph Galla on July 5, 1936. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his brothers, Gregory Winters, Peter Victor and his sister, Jacqueline Celestine (Scott).

  Jay attended Fairfield College Preparatory School in Fairfield, CT and was subsequently awarded an appointment as a midshipman to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. as a member of the 14th Company, He was commissioned an Ensign in 1958 (’58 is Great!) and served 5 years as a combat information control officer aboard the USS Warrington (DD-843) and the USS Sampson (DD-10).  Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Fairfield University to fulfill the necessary prerequisites to pursue his newfound passion for medicine. He received his Doctorate in Medicine from the Cornell University Medical College in New York, New York in 1967.

  In his second year of med school, he was introduced to the love of his life - the beautiful and captivating Joy Leslie Pierce, who was flying international routes as a stewardess based out of JFK for TWA following her graduation from The University of California with a BA in French.  Jay and Leslie were married in New York City at St. Catherine of Siena Church in 1965 and were subsequently blessed with six adoring children - John Michael (1966), Karen Christina (1968), Matthew Peter (1969) m. Elizabeth Berghausen MD, Susan Elisabeth (1973) m. Ioannis Kareliotis, Kirsten Leslie (1978) and Bethany Celestine (1983) m. Adam Young.

  Jay completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco in 1970 and then fellowship in nephrology at Yale University in 1972. He later received an appointment as an associate professor of medicine at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He provided expert and compassionate patient care and conducted basic science research, authoring numerous manuscripts which furthered the understanding of renal ion transport. He enjoyed attending UK basketball games with Leslie and his children and was a lifelong Wildcats fan.

  In the summer of 1980, Jay and Leslie packed their family and moved to Birmingham, AL where he accepted a position as assistant professor in the division of Nephrology and Hypertension at UAB. Following the promotion of his friend and colleague, Dr. Robin Luke, he became the chief and masterfully performed the administrative duties of running the division in addition to his clinical responsibilities.

  Jay and Robin were again reunited in their collaborative efforts in 1988 when Jay was asked to serve as nephrology division chief at the University of Cincinnati. Jay and Leslie settled their family in Cincinnati and welcomed the marriages of their children and arrival of sixteen beloved grandchildren. In 2011, Jay retired from his role as division director but continued to teach and provide patient care as a professor emeritus. Upon full retirement, he remained in Cincinnati to enjoy travel and life with Leslie.

  He was a proud American, devout Catholic, avid birdwatcher, loved the occasional cigar and Manhattan but when asked how he’d like to be remembered, his answer was firm, swift and simple - “He was a man who loved his family.”

Jay’s life was celebrated with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am on Thursday May 26th at St. Mary Church, Hyde Park where Jay and Leslie are longtime parishioners.

  The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for the expert and compassionate care Jay received from his longtime internist, Dr. Greg Rouan and his oncologist, Dr. Rekha Chaudhary.

  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of Jay’s devoted charities - Pregnancy Center East in Cincinnati (supportpce.com), the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Cincinnati (svdpcincinnati.org) or the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (milarch.org). Condolences to rohdefuneral.com.

  Geo H. Rohde & Son Funeral Home
3183 Linwood Avenue

Cincinnati, Ohio 45208

(513) 321-0404

https://www.rohdefuneral.com/obituary/john-halm-galla-md

 

 

Margaret Egan Brooks  (Wife of Charlie Brooks (17th Co)) (05/20/22)

From Charlie:

My wonderful wife, Peggy, succumbed to cancer on Tuesday.  Her obit follows.

  Born on December 9, 1940 in Plainfield, NJ, the daughter of Joseph B. Egan, Jr. and Marcella Whelan Egan.  Peggy died on May 17th in Queenstown, MD.

  Peggy’s family moved to Orlando, FL for her father’s citrus business in the early 1940’s and eventually settled in Vero Beach in 1948.  Peggy graduated fro Dunbarton College of Holy Cross in Washington, DC and married Charles Howard Brooks, Jr. in 1963.  They settled in Baltimore, but also lived on Maryland’s Eastern Shore for 7 years during her husband’s telephone career.  She is survived by her wonderful husband and their three children, Kathleen Brooks McEntee (and Francis McEntee), Patricia Brooks Schulz (and David Schulz) and Thomas Brooks (and Shannon Brooks) and 7 grandchildren, Claire McEntee; Emily and Lauren Schulz; Madison, Lane, Sky and Harper Brooks.  She is survived by her brother Robert Egan and his wife Suzanne.  Her brother, Joseph B. Egan III, predeceased her.

  Peggy thrived raising their children; volunteering in their schools in Easton and Towson; volunteering at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, St. Peter’s Alter Society, Hospice of Queen Anne’s and Estate Treasures.  She enjoyed tennis from her teens until reaching age 80.  In retirement in Queenstown, she enjoyed traveling, gardening and golf as well as her tennis. 

  Services will include visitation from 2-4, 6-8 at Helfenbein Funeral Home, Chester, Md Tuesday 5/24 and Mass at 11 AM  Wednesday at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, Centreville, MD.

  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Compass Regional Hospice, Centreville, Maryland or Our Mother of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, Centreville, Maryland  

Kent Beckwith Lawrence (16th Co))  (05/16/22)

Kent Beckwith Lawrence of Boston and West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, died on May 12, 2022 in Boston from prostate cancer. He was 86 years old.

Kent was born in Boston, the son of the late Dr. Richard W. and Mary (Peckham) Lawrence. He attended schools in New England and Washington, and in 1958 graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. The day after his graduation he married his high school sweetheart, Erna MacLaughlin of Newport, R.I., in the Naval Academy Chapel. Kent and Erna then embarked side by side as he pursued a Navy career that lasted just over 20 years.

After four years in destroyers, the remainder of Kent’s Navy assignments, both afloat and ashore, involved the submarine service. He served in several subs, and was commander of an attack submarine in the early 1970s. Overseas postings were in London and in Ankara, Turkey. His family accompanied him to both foreign stations, and they all greatly enjoyed the experience of living abroad.

After retiring from the Navy in 1980 Kent returned to the Boston area and embarked on a financial services career. For several years he was a stockbroker with E.F. Hutton, and subsequently became a vice president at the Bank of Boston. In 1988 he joined Babson-United Investment Advisors as a senior investment counselor, and remained with that firm until his retirement as vice president in 2003. Just one year later he was diagnosed with aggressive, high-risk prostate cancer, and decided to devote the remainder of his life volunteering for advocacy, education, and support of other patients. For his leadership and service in those efforts he was awarded by the American Cancer Society and the Cancer Hope Network.

In retirement Kent was also active in a wide variety of other organizations. He was a volunteer docent at Boston’s Old North Church and at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. He also served with Discovering Justice, Boston’s nonprofit civic education organization. For several years he was with the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court as a Hearing Committee member of their Board of Bar Overseers.

He was a proprietor of the Boston Athenaeum, and an active member of several clubs, including the Wardroom Club of Boston, the British Officers’ Club of New England, the Harvard Travellers Club, and the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations. An avid genealogist, he identified eight ancestors who had served our nation’s cause during the Revolutionary War, and was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

A keen boating enthusiast, he started sailing offshore at the age of 15, and kept a boat at his vacation home in Maine. He was an active member of both the Boothbay Harbor and Down East Yacht Clubs. He earned a master’s license in the U.S. Merchant Marine.

Kent was an enthusiastic and dedicated Episcopalian with an abiding belief in the love and power of God. He was a communicant and corporation/vestry member of Christ Church, Boston (the Old North Church). He was also a governing board member of All Saints by-the-Sea Episcopal Church near his summer home in Maine.

The greatest joys in Kent’s life came from his loving wife Erna, his family, and good friends. They all shared a bond together that grew ever stronger as years went by. He also achieved much happiness from an eclectic assortment of pleasures which included maritime art, antiques, and artifacts; the Rite One Book of Common Prayer; history; New England; gourmet food; being out on the water; positive attitudes; non-fiction books; snowstorms; Tanqueray martinis; traditional clothing; seafood; railroad trains; Maine in July and August; Boston in the other months; the music of Bach, Beethoven, and Handel; and of course the Red Sox and Patriots.

Kent is survived by Erna MacLaughlin Lawrence, his beloved wife and dearest friend with whom he shared almost 64 years of joyous married life. Erna is retired from a 22-year career at Deutsche Bank/Zurich-Scudder Investments where she was a vice president. He also leaves a son, Richard M. Lawrence; a daughter, Kimberley L. Byrd; and her husband Christopher M. Byrd. Additional survivors include five grandchildren, his sister, and two nephews.

An Episcopal Memorial Service with Holy Communion will be held at The Old North Church in Boston on Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. There will also be a Memorial Service this summer at All Saints-By-the-Sea in Southport, Maine. His ashes will be inurned with Erna’s in the Columbarium at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kent’s memory may be made to the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, 55 Fruit St., Boston, MA, 02114 or The Old North Church, 193 Salem St., Boston, MA, 02113.

For online condolences and/or directions, please visit: www.watermanboston.com.

 

Sarah L Withers (Wife of Bill Withers (19th Co))

JUNE 24, 1939 – APRIL 27, 2022)

  Sarah “Sally” Latimer Withers 1939-2022. “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say ‘I used everything you gave me.’” – Erma Bombeck

  Sarah Marshall Latimer was born on June 24, 1939 in Ohio to Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Perot Latimer and Major William James Latimer; the family was stationed there as her father was an ordinance officer in the US Army. Sally was the 4th of the five Latimer children. Her surviving siblings are Dotty Greer, Bill Latimer, and Betsy Miller. Her younger sister, Ann Strate, passed away in 2009.

  As a two-year-old, Sally first met her future husband in Manila, Philippines in 1940 when both the Latimer and Withers families were stationed there. After evacuation from the Philippines in 1941, where her father died as a Japanese POW, Libby Latimer settled the family at "Little Magnet": a stone farmhouse in Paoli, Pennsylvania. Growing up in "Little Magnet", Sally was an active child: skiing, ice skating, playing field hockey, lacrosse, and basketball. Sally debuted in Philadelphia society in 1956 on the arm of her beloved step-father, Jack Bracken, who had married Libby in 1954. She attended nearby Agnes Irwin School, graduating in 1957. In school, Sally excelled in math, sports, and choir.

  n the autumn of 1960, while attending business school for accounting and still living at "Little Magnet", Sally was re-acquainted with William “Bill” Withers, by then a 1958 graduate of the US Naval Academy who was on shore leave in Philadelphia. Bill proposed 6 months later, and they were married July 24, 1961 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

  Sally and Bill moved often in their 60+ year marriage, thanks to Bill’s service in the US Navy as a Nuclear Submariner, and his later career in Nuclear Power Plant Engineering. Their first child, Wendt Withers (wife Christy), was born in 1963 in New London, CT; second child, Kathy Miklos (husband Todd), was born in Kailua, Hawaii in 1965. Wendy Withers (wife Danean Wisely) was born in 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Emily Acosta (husband Juan) was born in 1969 in Charleston, South Carolina (In the same Navy Base hospital as her paternal grandmother, Katherine Zalesky Withers).

Favorite moments for the family were summers spent at the Bracken Camp at Pocono Lake Preserve, Pennsylvania. Sally was adept at sewing (clothes, quilts), jewelry making, knitting and crochet, and she sang in every choir at Episcopal and Lutheran churches from Nebraska, in 1970, to Illinois in 2000. Sally also raised 4 amazing children while working as a bookkeeper over the years. She mastered tennis, especially when she and Bill lived in Vero Beach, Florida.

 Sally suffered a severe stroke in June 2000 while she and Bill were visiting Colorado. Bill quickly moved heaven & earth (and all of their worldly belongings) to Fort Collins to be near their daughters during her recovery. Sally and Bill joined Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, and were faithful members of the congregation. Sally’s exercise included walks in the neighborhood, where she greeted all of the cats and dogs by name! Sally and daughter Kathy both carried the US Winter Olympic Torch on its way to Salt Lake City, Utah in January 2002, as it traveled through Colorado. Some of her favorite recent memories with her family were Disney cruises, Adventures to China, the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, Danube River cruise, and a South Africa safari. She loved her knitting group, book club, and stroke support group as well as playing games with friends and family. The family celebrated her 80th birthday at Sylvan Dale Ranch in Loveland, CO in 2019. That autumn, she joined her church group for a Holy Land Pilgrimage. Sally and Bill celebrated their 60th Anniversary with church and community in 2021.

 A service was held in her honor on Friday, May 13th at 10 AM at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.

Allnutt Funeral Service – Drake Road Chapel
650 W. Drake Rd.
Ft. Collins, CO 80526

970-482-3208
https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/ft-collins-co/sarah-withers-10729257

 

David Ross Ault (10th Co) (5/1/2/22)

David R. Ault in his own words has gone to start a new adventure, departing from home on Morrison Heights in Wayne, Maine on May 8 following emergency surgeries in Florida where he and his wife went for Red Sox Spring Training.  Courageously facing death and yearning to breathe Maine air he was taken home by medically equipped jet and surrounded by family and friends. 

David was born in Lewiston Maine March 6, 1935 to Ruth and Charles Ault, growing up in Cushman Place in Auburn and Morrison Heights in Wayne.  His childhood was spent with summer friends around Androscoggin Lake and carrying out farm chores year round.  He attended schools in Wayne and Winthrop, graduated from Gould Academy in 1953, and went to Bates College until he was accepted at the United States Naval Academy.  A member of the notorious USNA class of 1958 known for its “58 is Great” motto he proudly counted John McCain among his classmates.  

Following graduation he married his first wife Maja Jenny and entered the aerospace industry working on the Boeing CIM-10 Bomarc, at Vandenberg Air Force Base where he witnessed the Minuteman missiles being turned toward Russia during the Cuban Missile crisis, and on Werner von Braun’s Saturn V Project that would take men to the moon. 

He entered politics on returning to Wayne, coming in second in the 1970 primary for the First Congressional District and serving 12 years in the State Legislature, the last four as Senator Ault.  Inspired by son Chrissie he shepherded a bill into law that made Maine the first state in the nation to require and fund appropriate educational services for every handicapped child.  He served Wayne as Selectman and Town Moderator, managed field offices for U.S. Senator Bill Cohen, and worked for BIW in Maine, New York City, New Brunswick, and Washington D.C.

 David retired to spend more time on saving and restoring antique cars, acquiring 54 in his lifetime including several Stanley Steamers and an L-29 Cord.  Although more a fan of the Boston Braves until their 1953 move he also spent more time following the Red Sox, continuing to renovate homes and camps, and doing landscape architecture behind the house. He globetrotted with his second wife Norine seeing among many wonders the Pyramids, Victoria Falls, the Normandy beaches, Mountain Gorillas, the Great Wall of China, the Blarney Stone, the Serengeti, Okavango Delta, Cook Mountain, Tuscany, the Loire Valley, the Acropolis, the Blue Mosque, the Danube, Notre Dame and the Old Bailey.

 His son Christian Wayne, his parents, and his siblings Mary, Jane, John, Robert, Richard, Ruth, and James predeceased David.  He is survived by his wife and best friend of over 40 years Norine Jewell; siblings Peter and Sara; daughter Kathy Abbruzzese and husband Chris, and daughter Leslie Manning; grandchildren Kelsey Ryan and husband Glen, Jesse Abbruzzese and companion Christina, Teo Abbruzzese and wife Sam, Sarah Manning, and Isabelle Manning; his great grandsons Patrick, Nico, Jack, Sterling, and Stetson David; former wife, mother of his children and friend Maja Ault; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

 A gathering will be held later to toast David and laugh at shared memories.  He loved cats - those he saw in Africa and the ones in the barn.  Donations may be made to the PALS cat shelter in Winthrop or to Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice, which supported David’s peaceful departure.

 Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St. Winthrop, where memories, condolences and photos may be shared with the family at www.khrfuneralhomes.com

 

Alex  Anthony Martella, Jr. (13th Co) (05/03/22)

From Don Tarquin:

I deeply regret to inform you of the death of my roommate, Alex, yesterday, May 1, in Phoenix, Arizona. I will follow up with details and a SHIPMATE write-up/biography in the next few weeks, after getting family approval on the wording. I do know he was suffering from heart and diabetes problems the past several months.

James Thomas Taylor (1st Co) (04/19/22

From Greg Streeter:

Obituary  (Received 3/7/23)

  J.T. was born in Frostburg Md. son of James Taylor and Alice Schofield Taylor. Raised in Frostburg he graduated from Beall High School in 1952:and was president of the senior class. (He always said he was class president by accident since he never put his name on the list for president). He was however proud to be Class president because the class consisted of truly fine people.  He went to Severn Prep school to obtain entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy.  He graduated from the Naval Academy in the class of 1958. 

 

J.T.(now" J") served on a number of ships, U.S.S. McCard,, U.S.S. Casa Grande and, U.S.S. Conserver. He was the X.0, of Conserver. For Shore duty was a department head ,eventually 2 departments, at the Mine Warfare School in Charleston SC. 

 

J volunteered for Viet Nam duty and was assigned Chief of Staff of Department 105 in the Rung Sat Special Zone, south of Saigon. J participated in a number of ad hoc missions on helicopters, PBR"s and some special ops including a night ambush of Viet Cong, which resulted in him being awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. His last mission was to accompany PBR'S retrieving one of our "bobby'' trapped electronic sensing devices, which went wrong when one of the people tried to get rid of the grenade which exploded and J was injured. J was being retired for Disability when his appeal was reviewed by the Staff of ComServPac. He was retained and assigned to the NROTC Unit at the University of Texas. Further illness led to his retirement. 

 

J and family remained in Texas where he obtained two Graduate Degrees, a MA in Government and a Ph.D. In Educational Administration. J's later work included time in the Veterans Administration, and his last 18 years at Newport News Shipbuilding. The later years were in Salaried Training and Management Development. J enjoyed his time at NNS {HISS}and was privileged to work with some fine people. Bill, Shirley etc. etc. 

 

A lifelong Presbyterian J served as an elder in three different churches and taught classes in \ various Churches. His last class at Hilton Presbyterian was a Discussion Class that really didn't hesitate to take on some difficult books and topics and made life interesting or something.  J really enjoyed being one of those members and often lead the class and helped organize the schedule etc. 

 

He is survived by and was blessed beyond measure with his wife and family.  J. was married to Carole Faye Bantz of Charleston SC. They met on board ship and celebrated their 50th Anniversary at the Mariner's Museum in 2012.

 

Carole is a saint for going through so many great and difficult times with J. They had 2 sons James Ill (Chris) and Dwight (Heather), who married two lovely women who J said they were beyond price because they tolerated him. Three grandchildren James IV and Drake an AF ROTC student.(He may be forgiven.) And Dwight and Heather's late entry,Scarlett, who was a real joy to J and to all the family. 

 

J will be buried at a later time with services at Hilton Presbyterian Church. 

 

From Greg Streeter:

Carole Taylor called me this morning (4/16) to let me know that Jay passed away last Thursday about noon.  Jay (James T.) was my roommate
 for 3 ½  years, a dear friend, and genuinely good guy.  He died of Congestive Heart Failure and associated complications.

Jay was a turnback I inherited as a roommate the middle of Plebe Year.  He had more grit than most of you know.  He lost an eye in Vietnam. 
He left the Navy after 20years and with determination earned a Phd in Education from the University of Texas.  He spent a career following
 the Navy in the field of education and training. 

Obituary: 

James Thomas "Jay" Taylor, 87, of Newport News, VA, passed away April 14, 2022.  Jay was born in Frostburg, MD,
 was a graduate of Severn Prep School, the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, in 1958 and received his master’s 
and PhD degrees from the University of Texas.  He served in the U. S. Navy for 13 years.  He was also employed by the
 V. A. in Washington, DC, and Newport News Shipbuilding as an Instructor.     

Jay is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carole Bantz Taylor, his sons James "JT" Taylor, III, (Christine) of Austin, TX, and Dwight Taylor
 (Heather) of Herndon, VA, and 3 grandchildren.

The  funeral service will be held at Hilton Presbyterian Church, 34 Main Street, Newport News, VA 23601, on Saturday, April 23rd
 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hilton Presbyterian Church.

Published by Daily Press from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2022.

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/dailypress/name/james-taylor-obituary?id=34324596

 

 

James Dorset Hocker (5th Co) (04/07/22)

April 10, 1934 – February 26, 2022

  Update 6/14/22

 

Obituary from  Jim's daughter Elizabeth:

James Dorset “Jim” Hocker was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the 100th day of the year (April 10, 1934). He was the son of Dorset Hocker and Clara Belle Miller. He was a proud Tulsan who spent time in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma while his father was deployed during WWII. Upon returning from the Pacific, his father resumed his work at Oklahoma Natural Gas and the family lived in Broken Arrow until a transfer to Tulsa. Jim graduated from Tulsa Central High School in 1952. Jim was a hard worker. His first job was sweeping classrooms for seven cents a room.   At ten, he got his first paper route and he continued to work for the Tulsa World until his sophomore year at the University of Tulsa.  In 1954, Jim left TU to attend the United States Naval Academy. He was a very proud member of the class of ’58.  The cry “58 is Great” resounded through the Hocker household until silenced by death. The echoes of “Beat Army” are still heard.

While at the Naval Academy, Jim met a beautiful girl from Mississippi on a blind date. They married six months after graduation. He was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. A tour in Korea was followed by graduate school where he obtained a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona.  In 1971 he was deployed to Vietnam. During this time he received the Bronze Star.  While in the military he became a father to Elizabeth Carroll, Andrew Dorset, Clara Murphy and Mary James.  He retired after 20 years of honorable service.  His last duty station was Tokyo, Japan.  Retirement allowed him to continue his education. In 1980 he received his Juris Doctorate from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He and the family relocated to Tulsa and Jim spent the next 15 years with Transok Pipeline Company.  He was an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. He “retired” again in 1996 and dedicated the rest of his life to his wife and their adventures.  “After all,” he used to say “she followed me around for the first thirty-five years; I can follow her around for the next 35 years!”  He and Mary Elsa moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi where they lived for 21 years before relocating to Niceville, Florida. Their final port of call was Beaufort, South Carolina. He and Mary Elsa were married for 63 years!

Jim Hocker had a vibrant personality and had a smile as “large as the Oklahoma sky.”  His sense of humor was legendary and he was enthusiastic about everything! Whether watching the Army Navy game, attending the Rose Bowl parade to see a beloved granddaughter perform or sitting through Science Fair award ceremonies for his grandchildren, he was all in!

Jim was a consummate racquetball player and he was particularly known for his ability to “finesse” points. His quick wit kept everyone on their toes.

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was a rare and unique man. Generally, there are two types of people in the world, those who see the cup as half full or half empty. Then, there was Jim Hocker. He was thrilled to have a cup, and all the things you could do with it!

James Dorset Hocker is survived by his wife Mary Elsa and his daughters Elizabeth Carroll (Robert Melgaard), Clara (Brian Miles PhD.), Mary James (Col. R. Dirk Cooper, USMC retired), his son Andrew Dorset, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Louise (Carl McIlwain PhD) of La Jolla, California.

He will be interred at the United States Naval Academy Columbarium in Annapolis, Maryland on July 6, 2022.

 

Richard E. McKelvey Jr (non Grad) (04/07/22)

  Richard E. McKelvey Jr., 85, of Latrobe, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022. He was born July 14, 1936, in Latrobe, a son of the late Richard E. and Henrietta McDowell McKelvey. Known to friends and family as Dick, he graduated from Latrobe High School in 1954 before attending the U.S. Naval Academy for two years.  

After a brief family relocation to Michigan, where he worked as a draftsman for General Motors, Dick returned to Latrobe to marry his wife, Nancy, and begin a 42-year career at Kennametal. He also enjoyed a long-term association with the Boy Scouts of America, first as an Eagle Scout and later as a member of the Order of the Arrow, a longtime scoutmaster of Troop 309 in Latrobe and finally as a commissioner for the Westmoreland Fayette Council.

   Dick was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Latrobe, and participated in the church's bowling and golf leagues. He also belonged to the Latrobe Elks and for many years, made annual springtime golfing trips to Myrtle Beach with friends.

  Later in life, Dick became interested in antique cars and joined the Western Pennsylvania and Laurel Highlands Regional Chapters of the Antique Automobile Club of America. He and his wife Nancy ultimately came to own a total of seven antique cars, which they enjoyed taking to car shows and driving on tours with their friends in the AACA chapters.

  Dick is survived by his loving wife of nearly 65 years, Nancy J. Hall McKelvey; his son, Jeffrey R. McKelvey, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; daughter, Beth Ann Bradley and husband, William, of Saint Simon's Island, Ga.; his brother, the Rev. Paul Thomas McKelvey and wife, Karen, of Ocean Pines, Md.; two nephews, Scott and Tim McKelvey; and two sisters-in-law, Jeanne Miller and Janet Enos.

   A memorial service at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Latrobe will be announced in the coming weeks. The HARTMAN-GRAZIANO FUNERAL HOME INC. in Latrobe is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, 3435 State Route 30 East, Latrobe, PA 15650, online at www.lhhc.org. To post an online condolence, please visit www.hartman-grazianofuneralhome.com.

Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. – Latrobe

1500 Ligonier St

Latrobe, PA  15650

724-537-5575

Published by Tribune Review on Apr. 7, 2022.

 

Margaret  Spencer Hernandez (Wife of Jesse Hernandez  (3rd C0)) (04/04/22)

Update 4/8/22: Obituary

Margaret Anne “Marge” Spencer Hernandez passed away peacefully on March 31, 2022. She spent her last weeks surrounded by her loving family.

Marge was born in Norfolk, VA to parents Warner Tyler Spencer and Margaret Thornton Spencer.

A devoted Navy wife, Marge supported and encouraged her husband in his 36 year career. Together the coupled raised two children and made 27 moves throughout the country and world.

Raised in Norfolk, VA., Marge graduated from Granby High School and then attended the University of Richmond, graduating with a BA degree in English Literature. While attending UR she met and dated her future husband who was attending the U. S. Naval Academy.  Marge was selected to be the USNA Class of 1958 Color Girl which she accomplished with grace and beauty.  In addition to her BA degree Marge later graduated from San Francisco State University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW). Marge had a brilliant intellect and had a way of making everyone with whom she interacted feel seen, heard, and loved . A strong Christian with a deep faith, she was a good friend to many.  She loved spending happy times with friends in the Washington/Tokyo Woman’s Club.

Marge worked and volunteered as a social worker for 38 years.  She spent many years as a volunteer with the Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society working at bases throughout the world.  She also served on the Board of Directors  Marge was proud of her volunteer membership in the Navy Arlington Ladies.  These ladies attend all Navy funerals at Arlington National Cemetery.  She was a plank owner, being a member when the organization was founded.

A wonderful listener and writer, Marge served as a Deacon at Heritage Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Virginia.  She loved writing a monthly article called “Smelling the Roses” for the church newsletter.

Marge leaves a lasting legacy that is cherished by her extensive family including her husband of 63 years, RAdm Jesse J. Hernandez, USN (Ret), and their children Brian Stephen Hernandez (Susan) of Haymarket, VA and Susan Elizabeth Lonergan (Steve) of Clifton, VA;  beloved grandchildren Victoria and Alexandra Hernandez and Sean and Ethan Lonergan.  Marge is also survived by her sister Nancy Whitlock (Robert) of Dallas, Texas and sister-in-law Pearl Johnston (Larry) of San Leandro, California. 

Marge will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Marge’s life at 2 PM on April 23rd at Heritage Presbyterian Church (HPC), 8303 Ft. Hunt Rd., Alexandria, VA.  The service can also be viewed on line at http://bit.ly/HPCVA  . In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made to HPC or to the Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society.  On the memo line please write In Memory of Margaret Hernandez. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Margaret, please visit our floral store.


Services

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Saturday
April 23, 2022
2:00 PM
Heritage Presbyterian Church
8503 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, VA 22308

 

Rebecca Sue  Caldwell  (Wife of Bob Caldwell (18th Co)) 04/04/22)

Update 6/10/22

From Gordo:

Just a reminder about Becky's funeral will be at the USNA Columbarium on Thursday 23 June at 1400. It will be followed by a reception at the USNA Club to which you (we) are all invited. If you have any questions regarding this event please respond to me.

Update: 4/18/22

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Rebecca Sue (Becky) Caldwell, 85, of Annapolis, MD, who was called home by our Heavenly Father on Thursday, March 31, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.  She was a native of Fort Mitchell, KY, and graduated in 1954 from Dixie Heights High School. Becky attended the Northern Center of The University of Kentucky.

Early in her career, she taught elementary school at Hebron and Crescent Springs Elementary Schools in Northern Kentucky and continued as a substitute teacher wherever she was “planted,” courtesy of the U.S. Navy.  Becky enjoyed interacting with people and subsequently worked for the Smithsonian Institute, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the U. S. Naval Academy (USNA) Gift Shop and was the Treasurer of the family business, Secure Destruction Systems, Inc. from 1986 to 1999.   

Becky married her High School sweetheart in 1958 and quickly became the epitome of the “Navy Wife.” Becky was a fierce competitor while growing up and even more so when protecting her family.  She was the steady and guiding force that bound our family together through over twelve changes of duty stations, including overseas, and her husband's multiple “six" (to nine) month deployments.  While stationed in Virginia Beach, VA, Becky was interviewed by The Beacon. In the article titled “Navy Wife One Up On Scout Motto,” Becky noted that her on-the-move Navy family motto was “Stay loose”.  She followed through on that saying by raising four children while her husband was deployed for seven of the first thirteen years of marriage. When asked about moving, Becky could relay story after story of nightmare moves where everything was packed regardless of her instructions, both verbal and physical (rooms being taped shut, notes on cabinets saying "don't move," hidden stashes of clothes for the children).  Ultimately, things like greasy skillets would turn up months later in the new home.  When the editor asked the innocent question, “Wonder if those movers have to take a course in this?” Becky quickly responded, “Yes, Demolition school.”

Becky and Bob created a haven for their family and never hesitated to extend the family circle.  Both truly enjoyed entertaining and were noted for their hospitality (particularly delicious and abundant meals).  They greatly enjoyed their regular reunions with the USNA Class of ’58 (’58 is Great!), their shipmates from the Submarine Squadrons, and the Dixie High School Class of ’54.  Becky and Bob loved being a part of the USNA Sponsor program and provided a place of comfort and relief to many USNA midshipmen (Karl, Miguel, Trent, Greg, Vince, Sara, Erin, and Marina, to name just a few, their families, and classmates).  Their home and hearts were always open and keeping in contact and watching the midshipmen’s families grow were a constant source of happiness and pride.

Becky was active in many clubs and organizations throughout her life.  She was a past President of Submarine Officers Wives’ Club in Norfolk, VA, Vice President of the U.S. Navy Wives Club London, United Kingdom, and First Vice President of the Gerrards Cross American Wives Club, United Kingdom.  She was also a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Garden Club and the Gingerville Garden Club.  

Becky was a devoted Christian, Job’s Daughter, and a member of Heritage Baptist Church.  She adored her children and grandchildren and supported them at school, church, athletic events, and in every area of life.  Becky will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

Becky is survived by her children: sons’ Capt. Robert K. Caldwell, Jr. USNR (Ret.) (Jeanne), David Caldwell (Kris), Matt Caldwell (Michele), daughter Susan Caldwell, eleven grandchildren (Erin, Aileen, Kellyn, Luke, Caroline, Amanda, Katheryn, Jonathan (Mason), Robert K. III, Rebecca (Josue), Christina) and three great-grandchildren (Rosalina, Finn, and Elizabeth).  She is also survived by her sisters Nancy Stevens and Judy Green (Mike), sister-in-law Lynn Caldwell, brother-in-law George Lonneman as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Becky was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, CDR Robert K. “Bob” Caldwell, USN, parents Charles and Leona Hesselman, sister Charyn Lonneman, and granddaughter, Mary Caldwell.  

A Memorial Service and inurnment will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the United States Naval Academy Columbarium at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the U. S. Naval Academy Foundation www.usna.com, Heritage Baptist Church www.heritageloves.com, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital www.stjude.org.

An online guest book is available at www.johntaylorfuneralhome.comLMAN)

 

Thomas Joseph Barry (8th Co) (3/23/22)

Thomas "Tom" Barry died on March 3, 2022, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was three days short of his 87th birthday.  Born in 1935, Tom grew up in Boston, MA, and graduated from Boston Latin School in 1953.  He was appointed to the Naval Academy that same year, joining the Class of 1958,  8th Company.  He received a master’s degree in Human Behavior at United States International University (San Diego) in 1975.

Tom served for 20 years as a Surface Warfare Officer and was stationed mostly in San Diego, with brief stays in Long Beach and Honolulu.  During his time in Long Beach, he met Peggy Barnett, a young nurse at St Mary's Hospital, who would become his wife in 1962.  Following his naval career, Tom worked in the Human Resources and Training fields for a variety of private companies, including Transamerica and CF Braun.

After an additional 20 years in the private sector.  Tom spent the remainder of his years enjoying time with his family.  He was the consummate patriarch dispensing wisdom and humor in equal parts to whomever would listen.  Friends and family describe him as a perfect gentleman and the rock of his family. Tom was a devout Catholic and was especially fond of the verse in 2 Timothy 4:7 "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

He was preceded in death by his loving wife Margaret "Peggy" Barry in 2014. His date of passing fell on what was their 60th wedding anniversary.  He is survived by his sister Barbara, sons Kevin and Sean, and his grandchildren Jordan, Thomas "TJ", Bridget, Alexandra, Dylan, Katie, Hannah, and Megan.  Services will be held on March 23, 2022, at Saint Anthony Claret Church in Anaheim, CA, followed by interment at Holy Sepulcher Catholic Cemetery.

Published by Orange County Register on Mar. 23, 2022.

Margaret "Peggy Barnett" Barry (1937-2014)

Peggy Barry, 76, of Anaheim, died of cancer on January 16, 2014. She is now in heaven with her parents, Charles and Margaret Barnett of Sioux Falls, SD. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Thomas Barry, and her two sons, Kevin and Sean Barry and their families.

 Peggy was a graduate of Presentation School of Nursing in Aberdeen, SD. She spent much of her life caring for others not only in her nursing career but in her personal life as well. Peggy was devoted to her Catholic faith and was a dear and loving person. She dedicated herself to her family, friends, and her parish community.

Final arrangements were as follows:

Friday, January 24th: 4pm - 8pm Visitation with 7pm Rosary at Hilgenfeld Mortuary, 120 E. Broadway, Anaheim.

Saturday, January 25th: 1pm Funeral Mass, St. Anthony Claret Church, 1450 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim.  Reception in the Parish Center 2pm - 3pm followed by burial services at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, 7845 E. Santiago Canyon Rd., Orange. Hilgenfeld Mortuary.

 Published by Orange County Register from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2014.

 

Theodore Francis  Driggers (18th Co) (03/23/22)

Theodore Francis (Ted) Driggers, 85, of Orcas Island, WA, passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Ted was born on December 2, 1936 in San Francisco, CA, to Carl E. Driggers and Irene A. Driggers. He was the youngest of their three children.

Ted attended the U.S. Naval Academy for the first part of his higher education studies.  After his years of naval service, he went to UC Berkeley and received his PhD in Operations Research. He spent his career in the telecommunications field. After he retired, he moved to Orcas Island, WA. He became an active participant in the Creation Science field. He was a longtime member of the Orcas Island Community Church. He spent many years as a member of the Olga Water Users, Inc Board.

 He is survived by his three nieces, Patricia Gooch of Dallas, TX; Ann Lewis (Bill) of Darien, GA; and Julie Brown (Michael) of Reno, NV.  He is also survived by two grandnieces and a grandnephew, and by four great grandnieces and great grandnephews.  He is predeceased by his parents Carl E. and Irene A. Driggers; by his brother Frank E. Driggers; and by his sister Mary G. Wheat.  He is also predeceased by his sons Larry Driggers (13) and Wayne Driggers (17).

A memorial service was held on March 5, 2022 at Orcas Island Community Church in Eastsound on Orcas Island, WA. The funeral will take place on March 23, 2022 at the National Cemetery in Kent, WA.

 

Last Call: Samuel Howell Swart, Jr. (3rd Co)

(September 28, 1934 - March 4, 2022)

Major General Samuel Howell Swart, Jr.,UASF (Ret),  87, of Greenville, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2021.  A native of Charlottesville, VA, he was the son of the late Samuel Howell Swart, Sr. and Susan Murdoch Killian Swart. He retired from the US Air Force after 31 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Arnold Swart and Suzanne Swart Bertolini.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Audrey G. Swart; siblings, Mary Ann (Gunther) Rankenburg; children, Susan Swart (Hisham Kamal), Lee Ann (Brent) Russell, Terri (Mark) Sutton, and Sally (Larry) Foister; grandchildren, Joseph Kamal, Katie (Doug) Kemper, Susan Russell, Mitchell (Mary Kate) Sutton, Matthew Sutton, Samuel (Melanie) Foister, and Brandon (Alyssa) Foister; great grandchildren, Max Kemper, Dmitri Bridges, Sally and Felicity Foister.

Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Prisma Hospice of the Foothills, 300 E Mcbee Ave, Fl 4, Greenville, SC 29601-2842.

Cremation Society of South Carolina - Westville Funerals
6010 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC 29611

(864) 269-5073

https://www.cremationsocietyofsc.com/obituaries/Samuel-Swart/

 

 Daniel Harry Ziegler  (11th Co) 3/6/22

Oct 26, 1936 - February 21, 2022

Lt. Col Daniel H. Ziegler, USAF, Retired, USNA Class of 1958, age 85, of Colorado Springs, Colorado passed away on Monday, February 21, 2022. Daniel was born October 26, 1936 in Michigan.

Daniel is survived by his sons David Ziegler (Jan) and Dan Ziegler (Betsy); daughters Suzy Dedo (Doug); and Holly Kovngiebel (Ken), 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren

A graveside service for Daniel will be held Friday, March 25, 2022 at 10:30 AM at Air Force Academy, 3026 Parade Loop Rd, USAF Academy, CO. 80840.  Daniel will be laid to rest in Air Force Academy, Colorado.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Swan-Law.com for the Ziegler, USAF, Retired, USNA Class of 1958 family.

Swan-Law Funeral Directors
501 North Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-314-2289

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/colorado-springs-co/daniel-ziegler-usaf-retired-usna-class-of-1958-10597828

 

Charles Harry Collins  (Non Grad)  (3/8/22)

Date entered into life: 3/2/1936

Taken home by the Lord: 2/7/2022

Charlie entered into eternal life at age 85 in Reno, Nevada.

Charlie was born in Griggsville, Illinois & was raised in Pittsfield, Illinois by Harry Francis & Clara Mayetta (Crane) Collins. He joined the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland & later joined the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed at Stead Air Force Base, Nevada where he spent 4 years as a Survival Instructor. He made lifelong friends at Stead Air Force Base.

He is preceded in death by his dear wife & lifelong love Ruby, his parents, brothers Larry, Stephen (Geraldine - also passed) & sister Rose (Ray) Schieter. He is survived by son Harry, daughter Kristine, stepdaughter Bonnie (James) Pugh & stepson Aaron (Connie) Yohey. Charlie had 8 grandchildren & several great grandchildren, nieces & nephews. 

Charlie took correspondence courses in drafting earning him an engineering position for the State of Nevada Highway Department in Carson City so he & Ruby lived & raised their 4 children in Steamboat, halfway between Reno & Carson. He was promoted several times, eventually becoming the District Traffic Engineer for all of Northern Nevada. He retired there in the early '90s. 

Charlie loved his wife Ruby, his family, many church members, his neighbors, camping, traveling back to see his Illinois family, reading & building model airplanes - in that order. He, along with Ruby, loved the Lord & attended church regularly. He was very patriotic, he loved his country, the military, the flag, eagles & his dog Dollie.

His family would like to thank The Seasons of Reno for their loving care these past years. The family would also like to thank Kindred Hospice for their loving care this past year.

There was a celebration of Charlie's life at their church:

Mt Rose Evangelical Free Church
9725 South Virginia Street

Saturday, February 26, 2022 2:00 pm

Future Interment:   Northern Nevada
 Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Fernley, Nevada

Reno Gazette-Journal   21 February 2022

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Ruby Collins  (3/8/22)

Ruby Collins was called home by the Lord on Sunday, January 27th, 2019, at the age of 94. She was the sweetheart wife of her ever-loving husband Charlie. They lived in assisted living since 2015 after 55 years in Steamboat Nevada, where they made their home after meeting & marrying Charlie when he was in the Air Force at Stead, Nevada. This year was their 61st wedding anniversary.

 Ruby was born in Sparks to, & preceded in death by, her parents Niels L. Nielsen & Bothilde K. (Madsen) Nielsen who came here from Denmark. She was also proceeded in death by all of her siblings (she was the ninth of 10 children), her daughter-in-law Ivy Collins & granddaughter LaNean Britton. She lived in Reno with, and is survived by, her husband Charles, children Bonnie (James) Pugh, Aaron (Connie) Yohey, Harry Collins & Kristine Collins, 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren & 3 great-great-grandchildren & numerous nieces, nephews & great nieces & great nephews. 

Ruby worked for Singer Sewing Machine, at Harold's Club for 21 years as a blackjack dealer, and again as a seamstress for Bally's Hotel. She was in the Homemaker's Assoc. & sold Amway products along with being a loving wife & mother to 4 children. Ruby loved the Lord & her family. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, camping & her Church. There was a memorial service there -Mount Rose Evangelical Free Church at 9725 S. Virginia St., Renoon Saturday, Feb. 9th at 2:00. Thank you to Kindred Hospice, The Seasons & Morning Star staff & caregivers who helped Ruby so very much.

 

Nancy Lee Garceau (Wife of Gene Porter (20th Co)) (2/23/22)

Nancy Lee Garceau, age 80, of Nashua, died on February 18, 2022, from complications related to a ruptured brain aneurysm. She was the beloved wife of Gene H. Porter.

She was born Nancy Lee Webster in Nashua in January 1942, the oldest of nine children of the late Victor Webster and Elizabeth (Leach) Webster. She thrived in the Nashua Public School System and kept in touch with many of her classmates throughout her life. Always a diligent and dedicated worker, Nancy enjoyed a successful 45-year career at Sanders Associates/Lockheed Martin/BAE Systems, retiring in 2010 as the Executive Secretary to the Company President. She subsequently served for eight happy years as a joyful teachers’ aide in Pre-K classrooms at St. Christopher Academy in Nashua, where she was well-loved by the children and staff alike.

Nancy often spoke of her great fortune in having two wonderful marriages with loving and supportive husbands. In 1961, Nancy married Gordon Garceau and they lived happily together raising their two children until Gordon’s tragic passing in 1988. Thereafter, Nancy found love again, marrying Gene Porter in 1993 with whom she enjoyed nearly 30 joyful years until her passing.

Nancy had a remarkable ability to quickly recognize old acquaintances after decades of separation and remained an adept taker of shorthand notes even at age 80. Nancy was a meticulous custodian of her historic home in Nashua’s North End, and enjoyed her beach home in Maine, gardening, travel, time with loved ones and combing through what seemed like every craft fair in New England.

Nancy is survived by her devoted husband Gene Porter, her two children and their spouses Lynn and Fred vonOldenburg of Austin, Texas, and Derek and Mary Garceau of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; her six grandchildren: Brittany, Hannah, Olivia and Sarah vonOldenburg and William and Andrew Garceau; her eight siblings and their families, and her many close friends. All of these she loved and touched deeply.

Nancy’s family wishes to thank the dedicated doctors, nurses and support staff at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for their outstanding treatment and tireless efforts to treat Nancy. Nancy’s children also wish to express their deep appreciation to Gene for his unwavering devotion and attentive care of Nancy, especially over the past several weeks.

SERVICES – True to her humble nature, Nancy wished for no funeral service. A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy’s honor to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 269 Hanover St., Hanover, MA 02339 www.bafound.org or for the benefit of underprivileged students at St. Christopher’s Academy, 20 Cushing Ave., Nashua, NH 03064 www.SaintChrisAcademy.org. Arrangements in the care of the DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. An online guestbook is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com (603) 883-3401. “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”

The Telegraph

22 February 2022

https://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries-memorials/obituaries/2022/02/22/nancy-lee-garceau/

 

Bernadette Figura  (Wife of Bob Figura (2nd Co)) (02/22/22)

 (February 28, 1936 - February 2, 2022)

  It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Bernadette Figura. Bernadette was born Feb. 28, 1936, in Hoboken, N.J., and died in her home in Groton Long Point, Feb. 2, 2022. She was 85 years old. She was predeceased by her mother, Catherine; and beloved husband, retired naval officer Bob Figura.

Bernadette worked as a business administrator in Manhattan, before meeting the love of her life, Bob. After her husband passed, she remained devoted to his naval career by remaining active with the Naval Academy. She was a woman of deep faith who volunteered extensively at St. Edmund's Retreat on Enders Island in Mystic, and was a faithful parishioner of St. Mary Church in Stonington. Bernadette also enjoyed traveling, antiquing and spending time with friends and family.

 She leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She will be sorely missed. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate her life, with a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at St. Mary Church, 95 Main Street, Stonington, followed by her burial at St. Mary Cemetery. There are no calling hours for Bernadette.

  The Mystic Funeral Home is handling her arrangements.

  Published by The Day on Feb. 20, 2022.  

Mystic Funeral Home
Route 1 51 Williams Ave.

Mystic, Connecticut 06355
(860) 536-2888

  https://www.mysticfuneralhome.com/obituary/bernadette-figura

 

Stephen Fred Guthman (13th Co) (01/29/22)
 (Thursday, October 19th, 1933 - Monday, January 24th, 2022)

Stephen Guthman, Beloved husband of the late Roberta Guthman nee Kaliner. Loving father of David (Shana) Guthman. Cherished grandfather of Ethan Guthman, Aidan Guthman & Noah Guthman. Due to public health concerns Services will be private. Family and friends that will not attend the services my watch them live Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11:00 am CST or anytime after at www.MitzvahFunerals.com. Further information 630-Mitzvah 630 (648-9824).

Mitzvah Memorial Funerals – Northbrook
100 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

https://mitzvahfunerals.frontrunnerpro.com/book-of-memories/4838398/Guthman-Stephen/index.php

 

James Rupley Hoerle- (20th Co)  (01/07/22)
Lt. Colonel, USAF Retired, 87  

James “Jim” Rupley Hoerle, 87, of Willow Valley passed away on December 24, 2021. Born in Johnstown, PA he was the son of the late Joseph Parsons and Carolyn Rupley Hoerle.

Jim graduated from Carlisle High School and the United States Naval Academy. (He was proud to have been a classmate of the late John McCain.)

Jim had a 20+ year career in military intelligence with the U.S. Air Force. He served 2 tours in Vietnam. He was involved in numerous intelligence endeavors including serving at the Pentagon as a military intelligence expert on Southeast Asia for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (In this capacity he presented daily intelligence briefings in the White House Situation Room.)

After retiring from the USAF, Jim moved to Lancaster where he worked for ISC Defense Systems (to become Ferranti International.) Later, he was the General Manager of Strube, Inc. in Marietta. Upon retirement, Jim and his wife moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Throughout his life, Jim volunteered in church and civic activities. His hobbies included stamp/coin/antique collecting and the study of history.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Hoff Hoerle of 63 years (Lancaster, PA) and two daughters – Heather Hoerle (Hopewell, NJ) and Barbara Zuhowski (Chesapeake, VA) as well as two granddaughters.

Interment will be private at Warrington Friends Meeting House, Wellsville, PA.

 

Paul Arthur Polski (2nd Co) 01/01/22

Update: 05/03/22

Obituary

Captain Paul A. Polski, USN (Ret.) died on December 31, 2021. He was 87 years old. Paul is survived by Barbara, his loving wife of 62 years, their children David, Lori, and Douglas and six grandchildren.

 

Paul hailed from Northern Minnesota. He graduated from Eveleth High School in 1952. Paul served two years in the Army National Guard while attending Mesabi College where he graduated with A.S. Degrees in Physics and Math. Paul went on to attend the US Naval Academy where he sang in the Catholic Choir and Glee Club. He was an All-American pistol team athlete and was elected Captain his senior year. Paul graduated from the USNA in 1958 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He completed Flight School and was designated a Naval Aviator on March 17, 1960.

 

Paul began flying in F-8 fighters with VF-174 and VF-11. He was selected for training at Great Britain’s Empire Test Pilot School at Farnborough, Hampshire, England. His payback tours involved aircraft and weapons systems flight test at the Pacific Missile Test Center Pt. Mugu, California, and Naval Air Test Center (NATC), Patuxent River, Maryland. Those shore duties were separated by Attack tours flying A-7 Corsairs with VA-174 and VA-86, including 96 combat missions over Vietnam. While at NATC, he was recruited into the Aeronautical Engineering Duty Officer pipeline. Paul’s adroit managerial/leadership skills lead to assignments including standing up of the first Tomahawk Cruise Missile Desk, the F/A-18 Hornet Desk, and the Navy Undergraduate Jet Flight Training System (VT45TS), a new cost-effective carrier-based trainer/system for future naval aviators. His 27 year career spanned over 6,000 flight hours, 580 arrested carrier landings, and over 40 aircraft types. Individual accolades included a Legion of Merit, nine Strike/flight Air medals, and multiple Navy Commendation, Vietnam Campaign, and Achievement medals. Paul also earned an M.S. Management Engineering degree at George Washington University 1971 and completed Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) 1981.

Paul retired from the United States Navy in 1985.

 

After a brief period as a Senior Associate Government Contractor with Booz, Allen& Hamilton, Paul launched a 23 year Civil Service career.  He was recruited by the Federal Aviation Administration to lead Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Programs in New Jersey.  He was appointed to Senior Executive Service in 1991, directed over forty major security system projects, with SES promotions to Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer of the Transportation Security Administration.  Paul was awarded the 2003 Service to America Medal, Homeland Security Category, for directing development of aviation security technology used to combat terrorism. Paul retired once again in 2011.

 

Visitation will be held at Colonial Funeral Home in Leesburg, VA on May 16, 2022 from 6-8 pm. Final interment is scheduled for May 17, 2022 at Arlington National Cemetery beginning with a service at Ft. Myer’s Old Post Chapel at 10:45AM. Reception to follow at Patton Hall (Ft. Myer Officers’ Club).  Reception to follow at Patton Hall (Ft. Myer Officers’ Club).  If you plan to attend the reception, please email [email protected] by May 8th with the total number of people in your party. Essential information about requesting Visitor Access will be emailed to you.

 

The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider donating to  The Alzheimer’s Association or Cancer Research Institute in Paul’s name.

 

To send a flower arrangement to the family of  CAPT. Paul A. Polski USN (RET), please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Update: 2/27/22:

There will be a a showing from 1800 - 2000 on May 16th at the Colonial Funeral Home in Leesburg. Paul’s final interment will be 10:45am May 17, 2022, in Arlington National Cemetery with services at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel. Reception to follow at the Fort Myer Officers Club. Please RSVP your name and number attending to [email protected] by May 10, 2022 for addition to the guest list and additional directions.  If you wish to make a donation in Paul’s memory, Barbara suggests either Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude’s Hospital.

01/28/22

From Gordo:

Paul didn't quite make it to 2022. He died last night (12/3121)

Barbara has informed me that he will be buried at Arlington when space is available. She wants you to know that Paul loved his classmates of 58. I am sure that she knows how much his classmates loved him.

 

Ann Robbins Reynolds  (Wife of James William Reynolds (5th Co) (12/24/21)

Ann Robbins Reynolds died on June 29, 2021 in San Clemente, CA. She was born on August 7, 1937 in Wilmington. Her parents were James P. Robbins and Ann McCaughan Robbins. She graduated from Ursuline Academy in Wilmington in 1955 and from Mount St. Agnes College, now part of Loyola University, in Baltimore, in 1959. Shortly after her graduation she married James W. Reynolds who had graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy the previous year. During her husband's career in the military, they lived in various places including suburban Washington. D.C. when he worked at the Pentagon. They ultimately settled in California following his time in the military. In addition to raising four children, she put her teaching credentials to good use by working with children with special needs.

  She is survived by her husband of 62 years, four children, Joyce Stanton (Robert), June Romine (Kevin), Jennifer Reynolds, and James Reynolds II (Andrea), as well as eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Kathryn Robbins Black (Lewis) who lives in Wilmington, and her son Lewis III (Nicole) and their sons, Tucker and Griffin.

The family suggests gifts to Fisher House Foundation, 12300 Twinbrook Pkwy., Suite 410, Rockville, MD. 20852 (www.fisherhouse.org) in honor of Cpl. Jordan Stanton, Ann's grandson, a U.S. marine who was killed in Afghanistan. Fisher House Foundation provides housing and assistance to our veterans undergoing treatment as well as guidance, comfort and accommodations for families of the fallen.

 

William Francis Herrin (11th Co) 12/15/21

Update 2/20/22:   Frank will be buried at Arlington on Tuesday 22 Feb at 1100. Attendees need to be at the Admin Bldg at 1015. 

William Francis “Frank” Herrin, 85, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at his beloved home on the Dragon Run in Mascot, Virginia.

Frank retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander after 22 years of service. He worked with Ocean Products and was part owner of Christi Chevrolet in Mathews, Virginia. He also worked as patent processor with attorneys Ray Greene and Damian Horne. At Christmas time, Frank loved to portray St. Nicholas at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

He is predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Elise Seibt Herrin.

He is survived by his children, Emily Hughes (Robert), Felix Herrin (Trisha) and Clara Pritt (Timmy); grandchildren, Curtis Hughes (Christine), Benjamin Rennolds, Gregory Rennolds (Leslie), Jeremy Herrin (Shelby Jacobs), TJ Pritt (Katie) and Christina Carter (Derrick); great-grandchildren, Willa, John Cason, Waverly, Rosabeth Rennolds, Albert and Louise Rennolds, Maddy and Ella Pritt, Aniya, DJ, Savannah and Shawn Carter; and his beloved furry feline companion “Henry”

A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, West Point, Virginia with a reception immediately following the service.

Interment in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors will be held Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Those attending should arrive at the administration building by 10:15 a.m., bring a photo ID and wear an appropriate face covering.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Il. 60601. Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, Virginia is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Foster-Faulkner Chapel
160 Main Street
Mathews, VA

804-725-2141

Last Call: Jan  Wilson Cook (15th Company) 12/15/21

Jan passed away on 25 November.  No further info at this time.

 

Last Call: Leslie Paul Troolin  (20th Co) (12/10/21)

(August 16, 1936 - December 1, 2021)

Leslie P. Troolin beloved husband of the late Anna Mae (nee Seim) Troolin; loving father of Michael "Mike" (Catherine) Troolin and Patricia "Trisha" (Lee) Amiott; cherished grandfather of Pamela (Daniel) Saylor, Brandi Amiott, Paul Troolin and Hans Troolin; cherished great grandfather of Lilith Mae Saylor; dear uncle of several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Josephine (Hutflas) Troolin; and his sister, Lois (Gene) Mullins. Went home to be with the Lord Wednesday December 1, 2021. Age 85. Residence Milford, Ohio. Les served in the US Navy during Vietnam Era. He retired as a Quality Control Engineer. Les was a member of St Mark's Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held at St Mark's Lutheran Church, 5849 Buckwheat Road, Milford, OH 45150 on Monday December 6th from 9:30 AM until time of funeral service at 11:00 AM. Burial with military honors will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Miamiville, Ohio. Memorial donations may be given to St Mark's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

John H. Evans Funeral Home, Inc.
741 Center Street
Milford OH, 45150
(513) 831.3172

http://www.evansfuneralhome.com/obituaries/?s=troolin 

Anna Mae Troolin  (March 28, 1937 - October 3, 2018)

Anna Mae (nee Seim) Troolin beloved wife of 60 years to Leslie P. Troolin; loving mother of Michael (Catherine) Troolin and Patricia (Lee) Amiott; cherished grandmother of Pamela Amiott, Brandi Amiott, Paul Troolin and Hans Troolin; dear sister of Joan Orndorff. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry L. Seim and Marguerite (nee Buxton) Seim. Went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday October3, 2018. Age 81. Residence Milford. Visitation will be held Saturday October 13th at St Mark's Lutheran Church, 5849 Buckwheat Rd., Milford, OH from 9:00 AM until time of funeral service at 11:00 AM at the church. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Miamiville, OH. Memorial donations may be given to St. Mark's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

 

Last Call: John Armon Goolsby(12th Co) (12/10/21)

Camarillo - September 13, 1934 - November 25, 2021

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather John Goolsby passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on November 25, 2021, of a short-term illness.

John was born on September 13, 1934, in Stillwater, Oklahoma and later moved to San Bernardino, California with his parents, Omar and Ruth Goolsby and four siblings.

He met and dated the love of his life, Carolyn Rae Morgan, while she was a senior in high school in San Bernardino. John was accepted into the United States Naval Academy in 1954. He traveled to Annapolis, Maryland, to begin his military service and education, and competed on the Navy tennis team throughout his four-year program. A few hours after John's graduation, he and Carolyn were married at the Naval Academy on June 4, 1958.

John's first assignment took them to San Diego, California and their two children were born in the Navy hospital at Coronado. John's early assignments included serving aboard the transport ship USS Lenawee and the light cruiser USS Helena. The family moved to Ventura County in 1962 when he went to work at the Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station missile target programs. John was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1973 but continued his career in service working at Pt. Mugu Naval Air Station and in national defense programs until he fully retired in 2011.

John and Carolyn moved to Camarillo in 1970 and spent the rest of their lives there. They loved their neighbors, friends, church, and Camarillo's beautiful weather. They also loved to travel and enjoyed cruising and land tours all around the world. Their favorite trips were to Australia and New Zealand, and cruises around the Hawaiian Islands.

John cherished his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn in February 2021. His survivors include son Matt and Carolyn Goolsby of Dallas, Oregon; daughter Lisa and Ed Ekers of Red Bluff, California; grandsons Tyler and Jonathan Goolsby, great-granddaughter Hennessy Morgan, and brother Lloyd David Goolsby of Yucaipa, California.

Graveside services with military honors will be held on Monday, December 20th at 2:00 pm at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park in Camarillo, California with a reception to follow locally at their church, Trinity Presbyterian at 3 pm.

 

Carolyn R. Goolsby (Wife of John Gooslby (12th Co)

(June 8, 1935 to February 3, 2021)

Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother Carolyn Goolsby passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on February 3, 2021 of a long-term illness.

She was born on June 8, 1935 in San Bernardino, California and spent her childhood there with her loving parents, Jordan and Annabelle Morgan.

When she was a senior in High School, she met the love of her life, John Goolsby. They were married a few hours after John's graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in June of 1958. John was her dearest friend, soulmate and confidante for more than 62 years.

John's first assignment took them to San Diego, California and during this time, their two children were born in the Naval hospital at Coronado.  After honorable discharge from the Navy, the family moved to Ventura County.  They've called Camarillo home since 1970 and loved every minute of their lives together there. As much as they loved Camarillo, they also loved to travel and enjoyed cruising and land tours in some very wonderful places.

Like her father, Carolyn "never met a stranger." She had a great many friends and kept in touch with them throughout her life. She was known for her heart of gold and gift of gab. She spent 27 years volunteering at St. John's Pleasant Valley hospital and had many touching stories to tell of her experience.

She adored her husband, children, and grandchildren. Her survivors include husband John Goolsby, son Matt and Carolyn Goolsby of Dallas, Oregon and their children Tyler and Jonathan, and daughter Lisa (Goolsby) and Ed Ekers of Red Bluff, California.

Private graveside services were held on Thursday, February 18th at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park.

Published in Ventura County Star from Feb. 4 to Feb. 11, 2021.

 

Leroy Revel Haenze (20th Co)  12/10/21

Leroy passed away on 12 Sept 2021.  

Update: 2/15/22

   Lieutenant LeRoy Reuel Haenze, U.S. Navy, died on 21 September 2021 in Windcrest, TX.  He was 85.

     LeRoy was born in Minneapolis, MN to Reuel Will Haenze and Bertha Resa Young Haenze.  He graduated from Traer, Iowa High School in 1954 as valedictorian.  He entered the Naval Academy under a congressional appointment, graduated with the 20th Company, and was commissioned Ensign, U.S. Navy.  The following day he married Catherine Roberta Hogg in Alexandria, VA.

     LeRoy’s first assignment was aboard Stoddard (DD-566) as CIC Officer, operating in the Quemoy and Matsu island group in the Taiwan Straits with a U.S. naval blockading task group.  In 1959, he attended Submarine School, New London, CT and then reported aboard Sablefish (SS-303) as Assistant Engineering Officer and Supply Officer until 1961 when he was assigned to Cambria (APA-36) as Gunnery Officer and Assistant First Lieutenant during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

     During shore duty with Ninth Naval District, Great Lakes, IL, LeRoy earned a MA degree in Education Administration and, in 1965, returned to sea duty in the Mediterranean aboard Fort Snelling (LSD-30) serving as “mother ship” for deep-ocean submergence vehicle (DSV) Aluminaut during recovery operations for two U.S. Air Force aircraft that had collided off the southern coast of Spain, and later as support ship for Woods Hole Institute DSV Alvin.  During 1966-1967, he served at Cam Ranh Bay, Republic of Vietnam as Assistant Officer-in-Charge, Inshore Undersea Warfare Group One, after which he reported for duty at U.S. Amphibious School, Little Creek, VA.  LeRoy resigned his commission in May 1969.

     LeRoy became a Master Teacher at Robert F. Kennedy Youth Center in Morgantown, WV, a youth institution in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  In 1975, he transferred to U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, IN as Assistant Principal where he earned a MS degree in Criminology.  Following a call to ministry in 1984, he earned his BT degree from Toccoa College, GA, and took up ministry in Temple, Pasadena, and San Antonio, TX.  In 1990, LeRoy served as a Training Developer at U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, TX.  He pastored the Prayer and Praise Alliance Church in San Antonio until shortly before his death.

Besides Catherine, LeRoy is survived by their son, Paul David Haenze of Santa Cruz, CA; daughters Mary Alice “Mei” Haenze of San Antonio and Barbara Lynne Haenze LaDue of Windcrest TX; and five grandchildren. Services with full military honors were held in October at Fort Sam Houston Cemetery.

 

George Edward Kenefick (1st Co) (11/4/21)
(April 14, 1936 - October 10, 2021)

George Edward Kenefick of Gig Harbor/Tacoma, much-loved husband of Virginia and father of Karen and Sarah, died in Tacoma on 10 October, 2021 at the age of 85. George was born Brooklyn, New York, in 1936 and subsequently grew up in Binghamton, New York, where he attended local schools until he went to the United States Naval Academy from which he graduated in 1958. George always spoke fondly of his time there and attended reunions with his classmates when possible.

He joined the United States Air Force after leaving USNA and loved his career navigating C130 Bs. He had two tours of duty in the Far East including 991 missions in Vietnam, and reluctantly retired in 1986 having earned several medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Meritorious Service Medal as well as a M.Sc. from Georgia Institute of Technology. Upon leaving the USAF George enjoyed a new career teaching mathematics at N. Mason schools which he found very fulfilling.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia, and elder daughter, Karen Millican.

There will be a memorial service on November 6 at 1:00 p.m. for George at Agnus Dei Lutheran Church (of which George was a charter member) 10511 Peacock Hill Avenue, N.W., Gig Harbor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of George Kenefick to the mentorship program at the Port Townsend Aero Museum at www.ptaeromuseum.com, or mailed to 105 Airport Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

 

Davis Flood Matheny (Non Grad)  (10/22/21)
 (March 20, 1936 ~ September 14, 2021)

  Davis (“Dave”) Flood Matheny passed into eternal life on September 14, 2021 at his home after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He was 85.  Dave was the younger of two sons of Brigadier General William Albert Matheny Sr. USAF (Ret) and Clarice (“Lady”) Estelle Bulifant Matheny. He was born at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C.

  Dave grew up on various Army Air Corps and Air Force bases around the country. As is often the case with artists, his talent for drawing showed itself at a young age. He attended the United States Naval Academy before acting on his desire to become a pilot in the Air Force. His poor eyesight, however, kept him from realizing that dream, and he then attended the University of Minnesota. Here he drew illustrations for the Minnesota Daily, the campus newspaper, which led to his working as an illustrator for an international students' magazine in Holland. Here his two sons, Kevin and Michael, were born.

  In 1968 Dave and his first wife Marilyn and their two sons returned to the United States and he began working at the Minneapolis Star as an illustrator. After the Star and the Tribune merged in 1982, Dave began to write feature stories in addition to his illustrations for the new Star Tribune.     In September of 1984, Dave met the love of his life, artist Jean Sherlock, at Hansen's Harbor in Lake City. They were married on June 14, 1986. They lived for two years in south Minneapolis before building a home in Ramsey, Anoka County, where they lived for 22 years. Together they shared many interests and adventures - sailing, flying, skydiving, art, travel, shooting, music, and many more. Dave had a lively wit and a keen mind, always ready to take on a challenge or learn something new.

  Dave's passion for aviation continued to grow. He achieved his pilot's license and was able to experience flying many different kinds of aircraft, including gliders, balloons, WW2 bombers and trainers. He was especially thrilled to participate in dog fighting in Air Combat USA Marchetti aircraft. Music was also important to Dave. He played the guitar and enjoyed a wide range of music including bluegrass, Irish folk, sea shanties, and classical.

From 1992 to 2001, Dave and Jean spent part of their summers as Artists in Residence at Sylvan Lake Lodge in Custer State Park in the Black Hills. Dave drew portraits while Jean worked on location painting landscapes. They fell in love with the Black Hills and made annual vacation trips there through 2020. They also enjoyed several National Review cruises, the last one being a transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2. They were frequent visitors to the North Shore. Jean and Dave also made many trips to EAA's Air Venture airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

  After Dave left the Star Tribune in 2001, he embarked on what he regarded as his dream position: He wrote and illustrated for EAA's Sport Pilot and then Sport Aviation magazines. Dave had a monthly column in which he wrote about and illustrated Light Flight - ultralights and other small aircraft - as well as general aviation wisdom. The combination of his witty writing and wonderful illustrations proved very popular with EAA's magazine readers. Dave enjoyed working for EAA until poor health forced him to retire in January of 2020.

  Dave's Catholic faith was very important in his life, and he and Jean were very active in their parish, Holy Family in St. Louis Park. He had a special devotion to Our Lady.  

In September of 2010, Dave and Jean moved to Lake City, where they had met so many years before, and began slowly renovating their 1897 home. In 2015 they purchased a 1946 Ercoupe aircraft which they kept at Red Wing Airport, and until Dave's health declined, they enjoyed many flying adventures together. They enjoyed the camaraderie of the pilots at the airport, and many a fine summer evening was spent “hangar flying” with pilot friends after sunset.

  Dave will be greatly missed by friends and family, and by the many people he reached through his writing and artwork.  Dave is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jean Sherlock Matheny; son Kevin (Christine) Matheny; daughter Deborah (Ron) Arndt; and three grandchildren.  Dave was preceded in death by brother William (“Bill”) Albert Matheny Jr. and son Michael David Matheny.

Funeral Service were held Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 11 am at St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church with Father Matt Fasnacht and Father Paul Haverstock officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s of the Lake Cemetery in Lake City. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. A rosary service will be held at 10:40 am at the church. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com

  Our family owes tremendous gratitude to Dave's wonderful Mayo cardiologist, Dr. Daniel Borgeson. It is because of the excellent care received from Dr. Borgeson over the past 11 years that we were able to celebrate so many birthdays, wedding anniversaries, and holidays together. Thank you, Dr. Borgeson!

Our family would also like to thank Mayo's in-home hospice team who helped so much with Dave's care in his final days, especially Kiera, his hospice nurse.

Mahn Family Funeral & Cremation Services
1022 West Lyon Ave P.O. Box 90
Lake City, MN 55041
Tel: 1-651-345-2113

https://www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com/obituary/Davis-Matheny

 

Joseph Daniel Fenick, Jr. (7th C0) (10/14/21)

Update : 10/22/21:

Commander Joseph D. Fenick, Jr.  (May 5, 1935 - October 4, 2021)

Born on May 5, 1935, Joseph Daniel Fenick, Jr. passed away peacefully at home on October 4, 2021, after a life fully lived. Born in New York to Joseph and Rose Fenick and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He graduated from USNA Annapolis in 1958 with the 7th company. He received his master's degree in Electrical Engineering at the United States Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA, and served 28 years in the Navy, retiring as a Commander in 1980, and was awarded a bronze star for his time in Vietnam. He continued in his engineering career well into his 70s.Joe built a rich life raising seven children with his loving wife of 60 years, Madelyn. Though he accomplished much in his career, he was most proud of the loving and successful family they both raised. In addition to being a fiercely competitive tennis player, a lifelong lover of bridge, and a gifted math whiz, Joe was an attentive and interested listener, conversationalist, and people connector. He coached youth soccer, taught his kids tennis, chess, and card games, and was often seen piling kids in his wood-paneled station wagon to attend Padre games, playgrounds, amusement parks, and weekly mass at Our Lady of Grace. Joe was generous with time, effort, and resources when it came to helping his family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife, Madelyn (Gavin); two siblings: Tom Fenick (Marylou) and Marge Dove (Tom); seven children: Sandra Otteson (Steve), Katheryn Horton (Fred), Bill Fenick (Stephania), Joe Fenick III (Kristi), Christine Fruehauf (Roy), Michael Fenick (Laura), John Fenick (Alicia); sixteen grandchildren: Amber, Lacy, Danielle, Cory, Alison, Isaac, Jack, Joey, Max, Emily, Roy, Esme, Morgan, Grace, Isabella, and Madelyn; and six great-grandchildren: Phillip, Lily, Noelle, Riley, Abigail, and Zachary. A celebration of life will be held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Parish in El Cajon on October 21, 2021, 1:30-2:30 p.m. A rosary will precede the mass at 1 p.m., and a reception in the Parish Center will follow mass.

Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Oct. 17, 2021.

 

Joe Fenick,  7th company, passed away in his sleep on Monday 4 October, 2021 from mesothelioma.  In addition to being a great roommate, he was a .great company mate to his 7th company classmates. Joe was known throughout the brigade from his role of class photographer.  Many of his pictures grace our 1958 Lucky Bag.  After his initial sea tours, Joe went back to grad school and became an Engineering Duty Officer.  In addition to many shipyard and repair facility tours, Joe served in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star.

Joe is survived by his lovely wife, Madelyn, and seven children:  Sandra Otterson, Katherine Horton, Bill Fenick, Joe Fenick III, Christine Fruehauf. Michael Fenick, and John Fenick.  He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.  Joe was so proud of his family and he and Madelyn made time to love everyone of them.  He is also survived by a brother, Tom and a sister, Marge.

A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church, El Cajon, CA at 1:30 on the 21st of October.  This will be preceded a rosary service at 1:00.  A reception will be held in the church hall at 2:30.  In a family gathering, Joe will be laid to rest at Miramar, 26 October at 9:30 AM

 

Curtiss Hewitt McGaffin, Jr. (14th Co)

 (January 13, 1936 - October 2, 2021)

Curtiss H. McGaffin, Jr passed away on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 after contracting COVID-19. He was 85 years old.

Curt was born in Baltimore, MD on January 13, 1936 to the late Audrey Merle (Romoser) and Curtiss Hewitt McGaffin, Sr. He attended the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore, completing the “A Course” program while competing on their swim team as a powerful back-stroker. He spent summers with his lifelong friend, Joel, learning to sail the Chesapeake and finding out the hard way that, “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailor’s warning.”

Upon graduation, he received nomination and was appointed to the United States Naval Academy, where the Navy Varsity swim team also benefited from his back-stroke skills. He honed his sailing expertise as a midshipman, and was enjoying shore leave in Philadelphia, PA when he met Janet M. Hartley at a YMCA dance.

Curt graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958 with a general engineering degree but did not receive a commission because of continued problems with asthma. He accepted an engineering position with Martin-Marietta Corporation in Middle River, MD and did Design Assurance work on the Saturn and other rocket programs. He married Janet in October 1958 and settled in the Baltimore area, welcoming Linda Marie in the summer of 1959 and Valerie Gail in the summer of 1961.

After nine years with Martin’s, the family relocated to the Philadelphia suburbs, where Curt was hired by American Electronic Laboratories, Inc (AEL). He performed Design Assurance studies and testing of military airborne jammers from 1967 until his retirement in 2001.

Curt was an active member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church (OLHC) in Abington PA for 53 years as a eucharistic minister, usher, cantor, blood drive organizer, and volunteer with Holy Name Society and Saint Vincent DePaul Society. He also enjoyed participating in life at Gwynedd Estates, the continuing care community where he spent his later years. The staff and residents there fondly remember his gentle nature and especially the huge smile he wore when enjoying his favorite meal, hard-shell crabs.

Curt is survived by his loving daughter Valerie M. Shoulberg, son-in-law Mark A. Shoulberg, and Grand-daughter Natalie K. Shoulberg, of Doylestown, PA, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceding him in death are his beloved wife Janet M. (Hartley), daughter Linda M., and sister Marguerite (Rush).

Services and interment private at the convenience of the family due to ongoing COVID concerns. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross.

Services entrusted to the Joseph J. McGoldrick Funeral Home, Jenkintown, PA. Condolences: www.McGoldrickFH.com

Joseph J. McGoldrick Funeral Home

Phone: (215) 884-0800

507 West Avenue

Jenkintown, PA 19046

https://www.mcgoldrickfh.com/obituaries/Curtiss-H-McGaffin-Jr?obId=22576276

Gail Lockwood Moran (Wife of Mike Moran (24th Co)) (10/14/21)

Gail Lockwood Moran, 88, passed peacefully on August 29, 2021 surrounded by family throughout her last hours. Gail is the daughter of the late Esther and Ernest Johnson of Manchester, CT.

She grew up in Manchester, CT, the oldest of three girls and graduated from Manchester High School in 1951. Her close group of childhood friends remained in touch thoughout the entirety of their lives. Gail went on to Bryant College where she completed her degree. There, she met her first husband, the late Stephen Lockwood on an outing to the beach. They were married in 1954 and had three children, finally settling in Rockville, MD. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

Gail worked for and retired from the City of Rockville. She was active in her community. She volunteered for the Girl Scouts, belonged to The Garden Club and The Bridge Club.

Gail met her 2nd husband, Michael Moran when she was in her early sixties, and they were married 24 joyful years at her passing. Gail and Mike lived in Gaithersburg, MD for the entirety of their marriage.

Gail Moran is survived by her husband, Michael Moran, daughters Sharon Mancuso (Dino) of Olney, MD, Deborah Micklus of Atascadero, CA and son Douglas Lockwood (Julie) of Boyds, MD, step-daughter Monica Rosenquist (John), of Bethesda, MD and 2 stepsons, Stephen Moran (Carolyn Malon) of West Hartford, CT and David Moran (April) of Covington, MD. She leaves 2 sisters, Carol Walker (William) of South Deerfield, MA, Dennise Carter of Manchester, CT, 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, friends and neighbors.

A viewing will be held Sept 7th from 5-7 pm at Pumphrey Funeral Home in Rockville, MD. A service and burial will be held the following day, Sept 8th, 11am at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg, MD.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to The American Heart Association.

John Daniel Haney, Jr. (16th Co) (9/21/21)

Lt. Col. John Daniel Haney Jr.  USAF Ret died peacefully on 14 September 2021. Dan was born in Haddonfield, NJ. on October 31, 1936 the first son of John Daniel Haney and Mary Augusta (Bell) Haney. Dan spent his early childhood in Lake Charles, LA. and graduated high school in West Orange, NJ. Receiving his appointment from NJ, Dan attended the US Naval Academy and graduated in 1958.

Pursuing his dreams of flight, Dan chose to enter the United States Air Force; where he served several ground tours in the USAF (in the US and South Korea) prior to finally gaining entrance to flight school. He flew tours in the F-101, F-102 and transitioned to prop planes to serve in Vietnam, flying combat missions in the Douglas Skyraider (A1E). Dan was awarded two Silver Stars (Ret. USAF)and two DFC’s for actions from January to May, 1967.

Following his combat tour, Dan returned to the States and flew the F-101 and F-106. Dan subsequently earned a M.Sc. (Engineering) from George Washington University. He retired from the Air Force when he thought he would “only be flying a desk” in June 1978. He worked for the NRA as an Executive Vice-President, he worked for local engineering firms and later on taught school in Virginia.

His retirement years were marked by his service to his church and to his community. He held many service posts in Trinity Episcopal Church, including Vestry service,  choir and missions to Africa and Honduras, among others, and he was very active with Seven Loaves in our community.

Wherever he was stationed or lived, Dan spent as much time as he could hunting and fishing. He was always at home in the fields and forests. He took tremendous delight in the accomplishments of his family, and he loved his many dogs.

Dad was predeceased by his daughter Friday Elizabeth and by his brothers Robert R. and Richard A. Haney.  He leaves his wife of 54 years, Annabelle Stovall Haney, his son Daniel Lloyd Haney and his beloved grandson Colton Metcalfe Haney, all from Middleburg, VA. Dan leaves his brother Peter, in Canada, and a niece and nephews in Oregon, Georgia, North Carolina and Canada.

Dan lived a life of honor, loyalty and service to his country, his family and his church. He will be deeply missed by those he left.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, 24 September 2021 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Upperville, VA, with a small reception to follow. Lt. Col.  John Daniel Haney   Jr. (USAF Ret) will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery sometime next year.

The family wishes for all stories and memories of Dan to be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to the family at 34572 Welbourne Road, Middleburg, VA 20117 for later generations to enjoy.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, any donations shall be made in Dan’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Royston Funeral Homes – Middleburg
106 E. Washington St.
Middleburg, VA 20117

Phone: 540-687-5400

https://www.roystonfuneralhome.net/obituaries/John-Daniel-Haney-Jr?obId=22401948#/obituaryInfo

 

John David Peters  (13th Co) 9/20/21

From Gordo:

I regret to inform you that JD died on 20 Sept 2021.  The following is a brief explanation from Joan:

JD was suffering from Alzheimer's/dementia, but on the 26th of August he took a fall which resulted, in essence - a tear in the inner aorta membrane. He did not last long thereafter.

Punchbowl services will be sometime in October when the 2 granddaughters have a school break.

 

Carl John Triebes Jr. (8th Co) (8th Co) (9/10/21)
(JANUARY 2, 1935 – AUGUST 26, 2021)

Captain Carl J, Triebes, Jr. USN (Ret), passed away peacefully at his home in The Woodlands, Texas, on August 26, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.  He died of metastatic bone cancer; he was 86 years old.

Born in Pueblo, Colorado in 1935, he was the son of the late Carl J. Triebes and Lucille M. Jones Triebes.  He graduated from Centennial High School, as did both of his parents, and attended Pueblo Junior College for one year prior to entering the United States Naval Academy under the congressional appointment of the late Senator Eugene Millikin.

While at the Naval Academy, he was a member of the Glee Club, on the Lucky Bag staff, Class Ring and Crest committee, and was manager of the Cross Country team.  He graduated with the class of 1958 and was a member of the 8th Company.

Upon graduation, Carl was commissioned an Ensign and assigned to USS George Clymer (APA-27) for one year prior to attending submarine school.  He was qualified in submarines on USS Rock (AGSS-274) and subsequently served on USS Ronquil (SS-396) before attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a MS Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a Naval Engineer Degree.

After being designated Engineering Duty, Carl was assigned to Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA where he was a ship superintendent and type desk officer for SSN-637 class submarine construction.  Subsequent assignments included SSN Overhaul Project Manager at SUPSHIP Pascagoula, MS, and Repair Officer on USS Simon Lake (AS-33) home ported in Rota, Spain.  He then served on the Staff of COMSUBLANT, Norfolk, VA as Maintenance Officer and completed his Navy career as the Deputy Supervisor of Shipbuilding at Newport News, VA.

Retiring from the Navy in 1982, Carl took a position with Transworld Drilling Company in Lafayette, LA where he was the general manager for Gulf Coast offshore drilling operations.  In 1993 he accepted a position with American Bureau of Shipping (Quality Evaluations) in Houston, TX where he was the Director of Audit until retirement in 1998.

Carl is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Donna E. Davenport, son Philip and his wife Margaret Woolverton Triebes of Pflugerville, TX, daughter Paula and her husband Paul L. Templet of The Woodlands,TX, and grandchildren William and Katherine Triebes, and Joseph, Benjamin, and Claire Templet.  His parents and sister, Martha, predeceased him.

Carl was a life member of the Naval Institute, the Naval Submarine League, and the American Society of Naval Engineers where he served as Chairman of the Tidewater Chapter in 1981.  In 1992 he taught Engineering Graphics as an adjunct professor at the University of Southwest Louisiana.  For many years he and his wife delivered Meals on Wheels in their community of The Woodlands, TX.

A committal service and inurnment will be held at the Naval Academy Columbarium on a date to be announced.

 

Ray Sterling Hardy, Jr. (13th Co) 9/10/21 

Mary Selma Hardy 9/10/21

Ray Sterling Hardy was born on November 15, 1935, in Oakland, California to Agnes and Raymond Hardy. Ray was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended the US Naval Academy. He was a competitive sailor and captained the Annapolis offshore racer "Highland Light" all four years at the academy. He entered naval service in 1958 and had a distinguished naval career, serving mainly in the Pacific fleet. Ray was a family man first and foremost and would not pursue transfers that would be difficult for his family. He was a devoted Episcopalian, served in the lay ministry, and was a lifelong Mason, as well.

Mary Selma Hardy (ne Dinant) was born on February 11, 1931, in San Diego to Marian, or Mimi to family and friends, and Paul Dinant. She graduated in 1949 from San Diego High School. Being highly creative, Mary painted pictures and sketched illustrations for local publications and personal pleasure. She wrote comedy material for stand-up comedians and was once offered a position, which she turned down, writing for the Smothers Brothers television show. Mary's greatest interest was in textile arts and she created many beautiful stitchery pictures, quilts, and stuffed toys in her own unmistakable style. In addition to creating her own art, Mary shared her skills and ideas by teaching in schools and workshops. Her ideas and techniques are still an influence on current and future artists. 

 Mary and Ray were introduced through family friends and fell in love. They were married on March 7, 1960 in Santa Barbara at the city hall. they spent their life together with their family moving duty stations, San Diego, Monterey, Honolulu, Key West and finally back to San Diego Mary and Ray's life revolved around their children, pets and their many dear friends. Their holiday feasts were joyous occasions that served as milestones to mark the year by. They peacefully passed away within a month and a week of each other. Ray died April 1, 2021 and Mary followed him shortly after on May 8. They are survived by their family and countless friends. Their sons Paul, Martin and wife Linda, Frederic and wife Fiona, and James and wife Robin; their grandchildren Alana, Casey, Rindy, Maraya, Robyn, Sophia, and Izabel; and their great-grandchildren Brinley, Maelyn, Raylee, Mason, and Levi. There shall be a celebration of life on September 17, 2021 at ZLAC Rowing Club, 1111 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109, from 1 - 3pm. Please join us to remember the loving Mary and Ray.

 

Kenneth Francis Mitchell  (10th Co) 9/1/21

Update 01/15/22

Dear Classmates,

Just to ensure that you have the full info on the event I am sending complete details for it. I also need a positive response if you expect to attend.  

The funeral service is February 2, 2022 at 2PM in the Main Chapel at USNA.  The inurnment at the Columbarium will follow immediately, The club will be available after the funeral service for those not desiring to attend the inurnment at the Columbarium.

  The following info concerns those who will use the Club either before or after the inurnment.:

Indoor Events: ANY indoor event that contains a dining and/or alcohol service component: ‐ Masks: Required, except while eating and drinking. ‐ Proof of vaccination, or negative test within 72 hrs: required for all participants. Proof of Vaccination: o Guests must be “fully vaccinated.” o “Fully vaccinated” is defined as starting – 2 weeks after receiving the second of 2 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, or 2 weeks after receiving the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. o For those who received an alternate vaccination (typically individuals living outside the US), “fully vaccinated” will be based on those vaccines approved by the World Health Organization and may include alternate vaccinations (e.g., AstraZeneca/Oxford, etc.) o Guests shall provide proof of vaccination (CDC COVID‐19 Vaccination Card, digital copy, or equivalent record) upon event check‐in. Proof of vaccination shall be maintained by guests when onboard the Naval Academy. Documentation of Negative Test: o In lieu of vaccination documentation, individuals may present documentation of a negative test, conducted within 72 hours of the commencement of the event. o Proof of negative test documentation shall be maintained by guests when onboard the Naval Academy.

  Please note. We need a head count for those expecting to attend the reception. Please reply to me by 31 January if you plan on attending it.

 

Update 10/31/21

LCDR Kenneth Francis Mitchell, US Navy (ret) passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 29,2021 at the age of 85 surrounded by loved ones. Ken “Mitch” Mitchell was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 26, 1936 to Kenneth William Mitchell and Adelaide Gregory Mitchell. Throughout his life he treasured memories of growing up in Brooklyn surrounded by cousins, especially favorite cousins Joan Marie Glover and Noreen Goodwin.  

He moved with his parents to California in 1948 and at the outbreak of the Korean War traveled by ocean liner to the territory of Hawaii where his father was stationed at Pearl Harbor. He spent his teenage years exploring the forests and beaches around Oahu and developing his love of the ocean and traditional Hawaiian surfing. He developed his lifelong fascination with aviation growing up around Hickam Field and stowed away on a flight to Guam at the age of 15.  

He returned to the mainland in 1954 to attend the United States Naval Academy and was a member of the Class of 1958. He maintained lifelong friendships with his classmates in Company 10, particularly with the families of late classmates Dick Lovejoy and Odie O’Donnell, whose families became extensions of his own. He sponsored godson Chris Lovejoy as a midshipman and regularly attended Class of 58reunions throughout his life, undeterred by health issues in his later years.  

After graduation from the Academy, Ken Mitchell attended flight training school in Pensacola, Florida and Corpus Christi, Texas and embarked on a career as a Naval Aviator in 1960. He joined Anti-Submarine Warfare Squadron 34 and served both ashore at Quonset Point and on the aircraft carrier USS Essex, surviving the North Atlantic storm that severely damaged the vessel and distinguishing himself as a member of the U.S. Naval Blockade Force during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  

He completed one of the most difficult curricula at the Naval Post Graduate School in 1965, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in electronic engineering. He earned a Naval Achievement Medal as a Flight Instructor and Quality Control Officer for VT-31 in Corpus Christi, Texas and served as Training and Administration Officer for VS-38 in North Island, California. His tour as an Aircraft Commander in the Vietnam conflict at the Gulf of Tonkin earned the Meritorious Unit Commendation and the VietnamService Medal. He returned to the Naval Academy in 1970, where he taught Electrical Engineering andserved in the Naval Systems Engineering Command.

He retired from the Navy in 1978 and embarked on a new career as a member of the senior technical  taff of a technology think tank, Propulsion Dynamics, Inc. in Annapolis where he developed cutting edge computer control systems for Navy ships.  

Mitch is survived by his wife Pauline (Polly) Bower Mitchell; daughters from his first marriage to Shirley Sowell Mitchell, Cathryn Mitchell Reid and her husband William, and Carolyn Mitchell; step daughter Carlyle Menne Jacinto and her husband Noel; step son Peter Menne; son Kenneth William Mitchell, II and his wife Kristin; daughter Grace Mitchell Westreich and her husband Jonathan; grandchildren Jay and Tony Jacinto and Linat, Shirite and Nathan Westreich; his brother Robert Mitchell and sisters Deborah Mitchell Burger and Geraldine Mitchell Obi; many fondly remembered cousins from New York; his godson LTCOL Christopher Lovejoy, USMC (ret) and numerous friends from the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1958.

Visitation will be at Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater on Wednesday November 3, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm.  A service will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy Main Chapel on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm

   

Russell Vernon Mowery (21st Co) (08/10/21)

On August 9, 2021, Russell Mowery passed away peacefully at his home in Portsmouth, Rhode Island with his wife Nancy and children beside him. Born in Canton, Ohio on May 25, 1934, Russ always had a song in his heart. He attended Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio where, as Drum Major, he struck up the Massillon Tiger Swing Band with his forward strut. He brought his buoyant spirit to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1954, graduating in 1958. Russ earned his wings as a naval aviator in 1959 and obtained his master of education from the University of Virginia in 1966. He went on to serve his country during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War and the Cold War as well as other numerous missions. When a fellow aviator's plane and entire crew was downed during the Vietnam War, Russ volunteered to step in to take his place and finish his mission. He primarily flew the P-3 Orion, the world's premier antisubmarine and maritime surveillance air craft.

Russ served in several squadrons and flew multiple deployments, seeing almost every corner of the globe. One particular highlight of his service was being stationed as an exchange instructor with the Canadian Forces in Greenwood, Nova Scotia, a rare honor for an American servicemen (1969-1972).

He went on to become the Commanding Officer of VP8 (also known as the "Tigers") in Brunswick, Maine. That service was a source of special pride to him, and he was admired and beloved as Commander of the P-3 Orion unit. His last assignment was at the Naval War College in Newport where he served until he retired until 1979. Russ began his civilian career in financial planning, but found a new professional home in real estate, where he excelled at helping others find their homes. He worked first for Carey, Richmond & Viking and then became part-owner of Redwood Viking. Russ's clients were uniformly impressed by his warmth, integrity, good humor, and professionalism.

Russ Mowery was blessed in his personal as well as professional life. He married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Anne Russell as his wife in 1958. They had four children, and the couple celebrated 63 years of marriage in June. Russ was devoted to his family and friends - known to all as a "stand-up guy," one who could be counted on. He saw the best in others and was always eager to help. Russ was an active parishioner and a lector at St. Barnabas Catholic Church for many years. He enjoyed both golf and duplicate bridge. Russ is preceded in death by his son Ronald Mowery and is survived by his wife Nancy, three of their children: Michael Mowery, Mary Anne Mowery Segerson, Teresa Anne Mowery, seven grandchildren: Christopher Segerson, Katie Zilgme, Kevin Segerson, Rachel Mowery, Kelly Mowery, Charlotte Mowery and Layla Mowery and his first great grandson, Victor Segerson Zilgme (born July 11, 2021).

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at 10:00 AM in St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Burial will be private.

 

William Raymond Bumgardner (22nd Co)  (08/10/21)

Ray Bumgardner (22Co.) died December 31, 2020 as a result of colon cancer.   No further info at this time

 

Nancy Stremic (Wife of  Tony Stremic (20th Co) (8/10/21)

From Nancy's Daughter:

Nancy Stremic of Haymarket, Virginia, formerly of Norristown, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully at home on July 28,2020. Nancy is survived by her daughter, Lynn Johnson of Gainesville, Virginia (husband Chris) and granddaughters Kelly Johnson of St. Petersburg, Florida and Meghan Johnson of St. Augustine, Florida; Son, David Stremic of Round Hill, Virginia (wife Maria); Sister, Janet Zimmerman (husband Bill); Nieces, Karen Corkery (husband Gerry and family), Kathi Rees (husband Jay and family), Tammy Slivka (husband Jeff and family), Wendy McElhinney (husband Kevin and family), and Cindy Hussie (husband Kieran and family). 

Nancy was born December 22, 1934 in Reading, PA. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy Ughes. She grew up in Norristown, PA. Nancy graduated from Bryn Mawr College as a registered nurse. Nancy married Anthony Stremic in August 1958. She worked at various hospitals in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California depending upon where her husband was stationed in the United States Marine Corps. She finished her nursing career as the clinic aide at White Oaks Elementary in Burke, VA. She worked there for over 20 years and enjoyed every minute of it. 

Nancy adored her family and loved being a mother to her three children (Son, Mark Stremic of Haymarket, Virginia, passed away in 2014) and a grandmother to her two granddaughters. Nancy loved the beach and spent many summer days on the Jersey shore or on the beach in Corolla, North Carolina. She also enjoyed feeding the many birds, especially the crows, and squirrels that visited her backyard. We love you, Moo, and we are so thankful you were our Mom and Grandmother. You are with Markie and Dad and Jesus now and we know that makes you happy! The service at Quantico will be private. 

Contributions can be made in her memory to St. Jude Research Children's Hospital: https://www.stjude.org/

Edwin Barden Smedberg (19th Co) (8/9/21)

Update 12/10/21

Ted's Funeral Services will be on Monday, December 20th  at  Arlington National Cemetery. Meet at the Arlington National Cemetary Admin building at 1015.  Everyone attending must have a valid I.D. This will be checked at the gate along with your vehicle.  Anyone who who does not have an ID needs to go to the following website to get a visitors pass:

https://pass.aie.army.mil/jbmhh

Everyone is  invited to a reception at the Ft Myer Officer’s Club after the cemetery service. Please let Ted’s family know as soon as possible (nlt 13 December.)  if you plan to attend by contacting one of the following:

Beverly Smedberg <<[email protected]>>

Nancy Smedberg Nugent<<[email protected]>>

Barden Smedberg, Jr.<<[email protected]

 

Update 8/26/21

Obituary:

Capt. Edwin Barden Smedberg (USN Ret.)  (13 JULY, 1934 – 7 AUGUST, 2021)

Captain Edwin Barden "Ted" Smedberg, USN (Ret) died quietly in his sleep with his wife and a few of his children at his side at Walter Reed National Medical Center on 7 August, 2021. Born in Annapolis, MD on 13 July, 1934, he was the son of Vice Admiral and Mrs. William R. Smedberg, III. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy on 4 June 1958.

Soon after graduation, on 7 June 1958, Ted married Beverly Hogle, the daughter of Vice Admiral and Mrs. Reynold D. Hogle, He then entered flight training and received his "Wings of Gold" as a Naval Aviator on 25 January 1960 in Corpus Christi, TX.

Upon receiving his wings, Ted served in various Ant-Submarine (VS) squadrons. Those tours were interspersed with shore duty at the Naval Academy, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Bureau of Naval Personnel. His first command was the Navy Recruiting District in Dallas. This was followed by Command of VS-29, the first Pacific Fleet Squadron to deploy the S-3A Viking. Following a tour as Deputy Commander of the Navy Recruiting Command, Ted was selected for major shore command and served as Commander, Navy Recruiting Area Seven, headquartered in Dallas. After two years in Dallas, he was assigned as Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan.

His final tour of duty was with the Office of Naval Research in Washington, DC. Ted logged 4,300 hours in Naval aircraft and amassed 420 carrier landings, 260 of which were night operational landings. In addition to various campaign and unit awards his personal awards include the Legion of Merit, five Meritorious Service medals and one strike flight Air Medal.

Upon retiring from active duty in 1987, he committed his second career to the Roman Catholic Faith through 30+ years of service at St. John Academy in McLean, VA as an administrator as well as a tutor in Math and Science. He particularly enjoyed mentoring struggling students. He also was a strong supporter of youth sports, particularly baseball where he served as a little league umpire for many years. An avid golfer, he was instrumental in organizing annual outings to Hilton Head with his Naval Academy classmates for over 20 years.

He is survived by Beverly, his wife of 63 years, five children, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grand children with two more on the way.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John the Beloved in McLean on 13 August, 2021. He will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ted’s name to Shriners Hospitals for Children, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or Divine Mercy Care.

Murphy Funeral Homes
1102 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

703-533-0341

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca/obituaries/falls-church-va/capt-edwin-smedberg-usn-ret-10298977

 

Update: 8/10/21

Funeral Arrangements

Wake

Thursday Aug 12, 2021   6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Murphy’s Funeral Home
1102 West Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046

 

Mass

Friday Aug 13, 2021   11:00 AM

St. John the Beloved
6420 Linway Terrace
McLean, VA 22101

From Gordo:

I regret to inform you that after a lengthy battle with cancer Ted died on 7 Aug.  

John Thomas Wells, Jr. (19th Co)

Update: 8/10/21 :  Obituary

John T. Wells, Jr. ‘58

  Lieutenant Colonel John T. Wells Jr., USAF (Ret), of Henderson, NV, passed away on Saturday July 17, 2021. He was 85 years old.

John was born in Burgaw, NC, was raised in Eastern North Carolina and graduated as Valedictorian from Burgaw High School in 1953.  After High School he attended the University of North Carolina prior to getting a Congressional Appointment to the United States Naval Academy.   In 1954 he entered the Academy with the Class of 1958 and graduated with the 19th company on June 4, 1958.   Upon graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and married Nancy Beisber of Elm Grove Wisconsin on graduation day.

Subsequently, he attended various flight training courses and also served as an instructor.  In 1964 John was assigned to the U.S. European Command in Wiesbaden, Germany in an Intelligence capacity and then went to the Strategic Air Command (SAC) with flight duty in Reconnaissance operations.  He flew in Vietnam during the war.  Other requirements were met in South East Asia and Korea.  He accrued over 100 combat missions in the process.  Awards included the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) with one oak leaf cluster, the Air Medal with eleven oak leaf clusters, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster.

After retiring from the Air Force in 1979, John served in Aero Space operations at the Florida Space Center, initially, at the Naval Ordnance Test Unit.  Later he took a position with McDonnell Douglas (later Boeing) at the Kennedy Space Center in support of Space Shuttle Operations until fully retiring in 1992.

John is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Nancy Beisber of Elm Grove, Wisconsin, sons Robert and Richard, daughter-in-law Danielle, daughter Jennifer, two grandchildren, Mathew and Rebekah, and a brother James Barden Wells.

Services were held Friday, July 30, 2021 at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery.  

John T. Wells Jr. & Taylor Keith ‘58

 

William Edwin Davis Geoghegan (Non Grad) (7/29/61)

William Edwin Davis Geoghegan, Jr “Ed”, 86, of Pinehurst, NC died Monday morning, June 14, 2021, peacefully at home.

Mr. Geoghegan was born in Cambridge, Maryland on February 18, 1935, to the late William Edwin Davis and Sally Branch Geoghegan.  He attended Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and later attended the US Naval Academy. He completed his studies in mechanical engineering at George Washington University. After graduating, Ed began his own mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering design firm in the DC metropolitan area from 1963 until his retirement in 2004.Mr. Geoghegan led his team in the design of innovative MEP systems for commercial work such as office buildings, schools, and churches both locally and internationally.  He was very instrumental in promoting the use of geothermal systems.  When asked where the mechanical room would be located, he would take people to the football field and say, “you are standing on it”. He participated in design-build teams to design geothermal systems for entire military bases including the housing units in the United States and abroad. Mr. Geoghegan resided with his family for 30 years in Frederick, Maryland before retiring to Pinehurst in 2004.  He was an active member of Pinehurst United Methodist Church and a member of Moore County Men’s Republican Club.  Ed was preceded in death by his sister, Alberta Ingram; son, Andrew Morrow Geoghegan.

Mr. Geoghegan is survived by his wife, Gayle; 7 children, John Geoghegan of Haymarket, VA, Abigail Geoghegan (Christi Blauwkamp) of Yucca Valley, CA, Kimberly (Jonathan) Dressler of Davidson, Scott (Laura) Geoghegan of N. Palm Beach, Fl, Jennifer (Steven) Ryall of Bethany Beach, DE, James (Brandi) Geoghegan of Concord, April Geoghegan of Johnson City, TN; his brother, David (Libby) Geoghen of Hydes, MD; 15 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Also survived by Sister-in-law, Carolyn (Paul) Shafer of Pinehurst; Brother-in-Law, William (Diane) Palmer of Naples, FL; many loved nieces & nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Pinehurst United Methodist Church, 4111 airport Rd., Pinehurst, NC, Monday, June 21st at 3:00 pm with Pastor David Beam officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to First Health Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Care of the family is entrusted to Crumpler Funeral Home-Aberdeen.

Crumpler Funeral Home-Aberdeen

Mailing Address:

 40229 US 1 Hwy S.
Aberdeen, NC 28315

Tel: 1-910-944-9400

[email protected]

https://sandhillssentinel.com/obituary-for-william-edwin-davis-geoghegan-jr-of-pinehurst/

 

John Frank Gamboa (17th Co)  (07/09/21)

August 12, 1933-July 8.2021

Update 7/30/21

Frank Gamboa Memorial  

From Gordo:

The loss of one of our Class Leaders, Frank Gamboa, has caused a large number of you to indicate your interest in a donation in his memory. I have arranged with the Alumni Association for a semi-automatic process that will enable you to make a donation to the ’58 created Chuck Larson Memorial Fund in Frank’s memory. As part of this process his widow, Linda, will be notified.

 Here is the process:

Simply dial 1-410-295-4115. Ask for Liz Root. She is the Director of the Gift Administration Team. If she is not there, all of her assistants can handle this as well. Tell her that you wish to donate (whatever amount) in Frank’s memory to the Larson Memorial Fund (65580200). Provide the responder with your credit card number. If you prefer to send a check, simply explain that to the responder and get the address. It is that simple.

If you have any problem with this process, please call me at 703-437-0074.

Gordo

Update: 07/13/21

From Gordo:

Dear Classmates,

John "Frank" Gamboa passed away on July 8, 2021 of complications following hip replacement surgery.

Funeral service at the Church of the Holy Comforter, in Vienna, Virginia, will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. 

A reception at the church will follow the service.

An Inurnment Service at the U S. Naval Academy Columbarium, in Annapolis, Maryland, will be at 2:00 pm on Wednesday,  August 11, 2021.

A reception will follow at the Naval Academy Officers and Faculty Club.

The following contains an obituary on his Funeral Home page:

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/fairfax-va/john-gamboa-10263090

I will be forwarding info shortly regarding appropriate memorial donation procedures.

Gordo

Obituary (7/13/21)

Frank Gamboa died of Parkinson’s complications following hip replacement surgery on July 8, 2021. He was 88 years old. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Linda, his son Jack and granddaughter Emma, of Portland, Oregon, and his daughter Judy and granddaughter Loren, of Middleburg, Virginia.

A native of Lone Pine, California, Frank was the third child of Enriqueta and Teodulo Gamboa, who fled Mexico during the Revolution. He and his 6 siblings were first generation Americans. He graduated from Lone Pine High School, attended Los Angeles Junior College, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958, in the 17th Company. He earned a Communications Engineering degree from the Navy Postgraduate School, and a Masters Degree in Government from University of Maryland.

Frank was a Surface Warfare officer who served on shore duty in the U.S., as well as in Korea, Bahrain, and Panama; and on ships in both the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets. He commanded USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40) , USS Vancouver (LPD-2), and he was Commodore of the 7 ships in Amphibious Squadron 3 in the Pacific Fleet. He also commanded the Naval Communications Station Balboa, in the Panama Canal Zone. He served in the Pentagon as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Equal Opportunity. Frank retired from the Navy after 30 years of service. Frank Gamboa’s service awards include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), the Joint Service Commendation Medal (2 awards), and the Navy Commendation Medal, and several campaign and unit award ribbons.

Frank served as Vice President of the USNA Class of 1958, giving generously of his time, and successfully nominated 5 members of the class of 1958 for USNA Distinguished Graduate Awards. From 1994 to 2006, he and Linda ran Gamboa International Corporation, an environmental management consulting company. During John McCain’s 2000 Presidential Campaign.  Frank was a surrogate speaker and Coordinator for Veterans and POWs.  Frank was often interviewed and featured in biographies in print and film for his longtime friendship with John McCain, who was his roommate at the Naval Academy and a dear friend.

Frank wrote his memoir, El Capitan, the Making of an American Naval Officer, in 2011. He developed a management plan for success for future Surface Warfare Officers, through “Another Link in the Chain,” a mentorship program linking the class of 1958 with the class of 2008. He was a loyal Navy Football and ‘58 tailgate fan.

Frank was a parishioner who served as an usher, and on the Senior Saints Ministries at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna, Virginia.

In Frank’s memory, you may wish to donate to the Naval Academy Chuck Larson Ethical Leadership Fund, or to the Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna, Virginia.

 

From Gordo: (7/9/21)

I am profoundly saddened to have to report that Frank Gamboa, one of our class leaders, died this morning (8 July)  at 0700. Frank had been bravely fighting Parkinsons Disease as well as personal physical problems.

He will be sadly missed. I will report on funeral arrangements as soon as I have them.

 

Ralph John Carestia (20th Co) 07/9/21)

Update from Pete Russell (8/8/21)

Ralph Carestia Obituary

Ralph Carestia, of Rockville, MD, died on 8 July 2021. He was born on 19 June 1936 in Pottsville, PA to Anthony Carestia and Angeline Mete, in the heart of Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region.

Ralph loved sports and was very athletic. He received All-American football honors as a fullback in high school, and State of Pennsylvania honors in track for both low hurdles and javelin throw.  He entered the Naval Academy by competitive presidential appointment, graduating with the Class of 1958, 20th Company.  At the Academy he played football and excelled on the varsity track team, reaching the Penn State Relays.  Ralph was commissioned Ensign, U.S. Navy Supply Corps. 

Ralph’s first “assignment” was to trade in his cleats to marry his bride of 63 years, the former Shirley Stromberg of Silver Spring, MD whom he met at the 1956 Navy-Notre Dame football game in Baltimore. After attending Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, GA, he served afloat as Supply Officer of USS Purdy (DD-734) out of Newport, RI, then ashore in logistics at Naval Security Stations at Fort Meade, MD and in Washington DC, until concluding his active Navy service as a Lieutenant in 1962.  Ralph then joined Stromberg Sheet Metal Works in Beltsville, MD. The company was founded in 1940 by his father-in-law Paul Stromberg. Ralph soon became part owner of the company which rapidly grew and, after 25 years, they sold the company to its employees. During the ensuing years, Ralph became the owner of a refrigeration company, two warehouses, and a supply company, all of which he later sold, and in 1993 he purchased the Studebaker’s nightclubs in Rockville and Tyson's Corner, VA; and a restaurant in Germantown, MD. By 2005 Ralph had sold or closed the nightclubs and restaurant to retire and reflect on "a real fun period in my life" as he phrased it.

Ralph was a 4th degree Knights of Columbus member and former President of his neighborhood association. He coached soccer, could be found at every football game of his son and grandsons, was a “true believer” in the Washington Redskins, an avid golfer, and loved skiing. He had a corny sense of humor and loved to laugh and enjoy life to the fullest.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Shirley, and five children: a son, Anthony Carestia, and four daughters, Debbie Thompson, Sandy Mercer, Karen Crocker, and Angela Tranquil; twelve grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A celebration of life was held on 15 July 2021 in Rockville, MD.

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James Roger Lyons  (6th Co) (7/9/21) 

October 6, 1935 – June 30, 2021

 

James Roger Lyons, U.S.N. Cdr. (Ret.), of Annandale, died Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at INOVA Hospital. He was born in Easton on October 6, 1935, to the parents of William Raymond Lyons and Sara Rittenhouse Lyons.

James (who went by Roger) graduated from Easton High School and attended Johns Hopkins University before entering the United States Naval Academy and graduating in 1958. He married his beloved wife, Katherine Johnston Lyons, and completed sea duty before attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to earn a Civil Engineering degree and join the U.S.N. Civil Engineer Corps.

During his naval career he was stationed in Virginia, South Carolina, Vietnam, Spain, Rhode Island, and Washington D.C, the last where he earned an MBA from George Washington University. His naval experiences included: a brief stint following the Galveston (CLG-3) from port to yard and back, preparation for facilities for the Poseidon system and the Air Force’s C5A, and later taking command of the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction (Seabee) Battalion 40 in Guam. He returned to the D.C area and was stationed there until retiring from the Navy. He then embarked on his second career with George Washington University as the Director of Facilities and Planning. With GWU he managed design, construction, and maintenance of the university’s real property until his final retirement.

Rog loved golfing, hunting, fishing, and his family.  He is survived by his wife Katherine, two children:  Kate Herndon (Todd), John Lyons (Joanne), and four grandchildren: Chris, Daniel, Virginia, and Michelle.

 

James Simon Silldorf (5th Co) 7/5/21

From Lance Massey:

Jim Silldorff died on 1 January 2020. 

In recognition of his military service, James was laid to rest at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery on January 22, 2020. The Neptune Society of Fairfield, CA, was entrusted with his final arrangements.

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Dennis Michael Cunningham (18th Co) (6/25/21)

Update  7/5/21:

Dennis M. (Mike) Cunningham, Lieutenant Colonel, USMC (Ret.) of Locust Grove, VA, died at his home on Monday, June 21, 2021 from lung and brain cancers resulting from exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. He would have been 85 years old on June 29, 2021.

Mike was born in South Bend, IN on June 29, 1936 to John C. and Janet M. (Cunningham) Finn of Orillia, Ontario. He was adopted by James A. and Mary L. (Talbert) Cunningham of South Bend, IN. He attended Wabash High School until 1952 when the family moved to Lafayette, IN and transferred to Culver Military Academy graduating in 1954. He received a congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy and graduated with the 18th Company in the Great Class of 1958. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.

Mike served at various posts and stations throughout the Corps as an Infantry Officer until retiring at Quantico in June of 1981. While stationed at the Marine Barracks in Norfolk, VA he met Clara (Maxine) Scott of Marion, VA. They were married from June 1961 until her death in April 2003. Together, they raised four children, Mark, Theodore, Sydma and James.

Mike participated in combat operations in the Dominican Republic in 1965, serving as Headquarters Commandant of the 6th MEU, and in the Republic of Viet Nam with First Battalion, First Marines in 1966-67. He commanded Alfa Company and served as the Battalion Operations Officer. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Navy Commendation Medal, both with Combat V's. In addition, he was awarded several other personal and unit decorations, including a Meritorious Service Medal, a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and two Presidential Unit Citations.

During Mike's active service, he earned a master's degree in Technology of Management from American University under the Marine Corps' Special Education Program and a Master of Business Administration degree while serving as the Executive Officer of the NROTC unit at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was also a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College.

Following retirement from the Marine Corps in 1981, Mike joined MCI Communications Corporation in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1996. He then served on the adjunct faculties of University of Mary Washington and Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA until 2010.

In 2009, Mike met Dorothy (Dottie) Hanners. After an extended courtship, they married on St. Patrick's Day in 2020. They loved to travel, square dance, attend plays and concerts, and to spend time with family, friends, and each other. Among their fondest memories were gatherings with their blended and extended families. The Outer Banks of NC, Myrtle Beach, SC and Manitoulin Island in Canada were among their favorite locations. "Uncle Mike's Place" in Fredericksburg, VA was the gathering place for extended families from the United States and Canada to share love and celebrate the holidays.

Mike is preceded in death by his wife Maxine, son Mark Hatzopoulos of Norfolk, VA, brother William Finn of Aurora, ON and son-in-law Gray Williamson of Bethany WV.

Mike is survived by his loving wife and companion Dottie, his sons Theodore Hatzopoulos of Norfolk, VA and James Cunningham of Miami, FL, and his daughter Sydma Hatzopoulos of Bethany, WV. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Nicolas Hatzopoulos and Sara Hatzopoulos Yeiser, and two great granddaughters. Also surviving are his brother Murray Finn and wife, Linda, of Elliot Lake, ON, his cousin Al Cunningham and wife, Mary, of Kitchener, ON, several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and Dottie's two sons, James and Christopher, and their families.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Johnson Funeral Home, Locust Grove, VA. A memorial service will be held at Lake of the Woods Church, Locust Grove, VA at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Burial at Quantico National Cemetery follows at 1:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to a memorial reception to be held in the National Museum of the Marine Corps Medal of Honor Lobby at 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mike's memory to the American Cancer Society.

An online guestbook is available at johnsoncares.com.

Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory
31440 Constitution Hwy
Locust Grove, VA 22508


6/25/21

Mike Cunningham’s (18th Co) wife advised  that Mike passed away on 21 June.  Mike has suffered with cancer for a number of years and was in hospice care when he passed.  Mike’s funeral is scheduled to be held at 1400 on July 1st at the Lake of the Woods Church .  Thereafter Mike’s body will be buried at the Quantico National Cemetery. 

Lake of the Woods Church
1 Church Lane
Locust Grove, VA 22508

Mike’s wife is Dottie Hanners.  Her contact info is: 540-455-3427; email address: [email protected].

 

John Thorpe Pettit, Jr. (7th Co) (6/16/21)

From Jack's daughter, Dawn:

Jack Pettit passed away June11, 2021 several days after hip surgery from a blood clot.  Jack's wife, Marge, is at Lake View Nursing Home at 2425 Lower State  Road  in Doylestown, Pa. 18901 and is recovering from pancreatic cancer surgery, and is not expected to live more than 3 months from now.  Jack will be cremated and his ashes will be kept at the funeral home until his wife passes and is cremated. Then the two of them will be buried together in Doylestown, according to their daughter.  No flowers are necessary, again according to their daughter

 

Sandra T. Pidgeon (Wife of Bob Pidgeon (2nd Co)) (5/14/21)

Sandra T. Pidgeon
 (June 22, 1936 - May 01, 2021)

Sandra T. Pidgeon 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday May1st after an extended stay at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She is predeceased by her husband Robert H. Pidgeon. Sandra is survived by her children, Kevin Murphy, Jill Baboulis, Brian Murphy, Matthew Murphy and their families. She is also survived by a sister Celeste who resides in Florida and a brother Mark who lives in California, bother-in-law David Pidgeon of New haven Vt., sister-in-law Linda and Howard Kelton of East Middlebury, VT and their family, several cousins and dear friends Frank and Michelle Kurek of Westford VT.

Sandra was born June 22nd 1936, daughter of Royce and Elaine (Provost) Tucker in Vergennes VT. She graduated from Vergennes High School in 1954 and attended Castleton College.

Sandra’s childhood was spent growing up both in Vergennes and in Boston. One of her favorite things to do in Boston was to spend her days at the Museum.

Sandra had two careers in life; first as a School Teacher and then later in life as an Interior Designer. She often remarked how much she enjoyed both. She and Rob moved several times together but always called Vermont home.

A special thanks to Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for making her stay as comfortable as possible and for continually thinking outside of the box in order to make it so.

Sandra will have a Committal Service along with Rob at the Columbarium located on the grounds of the Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland in July.

Sanderson Funeral Service
117 South Main Street
Middlebury, Vermont 05753

(802) 388-2311

https://www.sandersonfuneralservice.com/obituary/sandra-pidgeon

 

Kenneth Lewis Gebhart (14th Co) (5/6/21)

Kenneth L. Gebhart, 85, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021, peacefully surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He had a long and varied career in aviation as a Naval Aviator flying patrol planes, and also as an Air Force pilot flying fighters. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958, he went on to earn a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Louisville (his original hometown). He went to work for Boeing in Wichita as a Flight Test Engineer in 1965 and rose to being its Chief of Flight Operations, and Chief Test Pilot in 1980.

Meanwhile, in 1972, he founded Celestaire, Inc., a company selling celestial navigation equipment. To promote, and test his theories, he made several flights across both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in single engine Cessnas, using the only available navigation system at that time - celestial. Ken went to China in 1986 to procure marine sextants. After concluding a joint venture there, Celestaire rose to be the largest distributor of sextants and related publications in the world. In 1990 he took early retirement from Boeing at age 55 to devote full time to running his company.

Ken enjoyed traveling internationally to visit his many worldwide dealers, and to exhibit at trade shows. Although much of his social life was outside of Wichita, he enjoyed sharing and learning from his many friends at the World Trade Council of Wichita, and the Wichita Committee for Foreign Relations. He was also an Associate Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, and an avid member of the Order of Quiet Birdmen.

Visitation was from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Sunday, May 2, 2021, at Downing & Lahey

 

Ronald Briscoe Kirk (9th Co) (4/27/21)

Ronald Briscoe Kirk, of Knoxville, TN, passed away on September 17, 2020. He was 87 years old. Born in Knoxville, TN, on September 14, 1933, Ron attended schools in both Knoxville and Oak Ridge, and graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1950. Ron attended both the University of Tennessee, and the United States Naval Academy.

Upon graduation in 1958, Ron served as an Engineering Officer on several ships throughout his Naval Career. In Civil Service from 1966 to 1973, he was Head of the Engineering Branch Quality Assurance Dept at the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown, VA. Returning to Tennessee in 1973, Ron then spent 11 years as a Chief Quality Engineer for the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Plant for TVA in Oak Ridge. Ron was later self-employed as an Engineering Consultant, and as a photographer. His 50-year love of photography was his great joy, and he turned it into a business, taking team and sports action pictures for Powell High School, as well as photographing local models in the Knoxville area.

He spent his retirement years with several four-legged companions. He was a benefactor for the local animal shelter, Young Williams, as well as several local young people. He also sponsored children abroad through World Vision.

Ron was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Kirk Gambacorta, both his adoptive father, James Henry Kirk, and his birth father, Roscoe C. Word, and his mother, Julia Briscoe Kirk. He is survived by his sister, Julia Kirk Phillips, his son, James Franklin Kirk, his daughter, Marianne Kirk Fallen, his grandchildren, many nieces, a nephew, and several grandnieces and a grandnephew.

A Memorial Service is planned for May 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Berry Highland West in Knoxville. The family has requested that all those who plan to attend adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear facial coverings. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Young Williams Animal Center. Online condolences may be left at www.BerryHighlandWest.com.

Berry Highland West
9913 SHERRILL BLVD
Knoxville, TN 37932

865-693-9547

Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Apr. 15 to Apr. 30, 2021.

 

Stanley Wiklinski (17th Co) (4/26/21)

Update 4/29/21)

Stanley (Stash) Wiklinski was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 22, 1933, the son of Stanley and Henrietta Wiklinski; brother of Edward, Dolores, and Halina; loving husband of Barbara; father of Stanley, Stephen, Jennifer and Melissa; grandfather of Matthew, Patryk, Stefan, Konrad, and Daniel; and great grandfather of Yvette.

Stanley graduated from Ohio University, and attended the United States Naval Academy.  He served in the United States Navy from 1959 to 1967, and in the Naval Reserve from 1967 to 1993, when he retired as a Commander.  He was reappointed every four years by consecutive Governors as a New Jersey Commissioner of Maritime and Docking Pilots serving for twenty-one years.

Stanley also received a Master of Fine Arts from the Yale University School of Drama.  He appeared in regional theatre, commercials, and on Broadway in, “Full Circle,” a play directed by Otto Preminger.  He synthesized all of the Lincoln/Douglas debates into one debate that was sponsored by Knox College, and presented live at the only standing site of the original debates to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the debates.  Stanley portrayed Abraham Lincoln.  The presentation was entered in the public service category of the Peabody Awards.  He also served as a Lector at Our Lady of Victories Church in Harrington Park, New Jersey for many years.

Recently, Stanley published his first children’s book “The Christmas That Almost Never Was,” that was selected by People Magazine as one of its three picks for, “Best Children’s Picture Books for the 2018 Holiday Season.”  The book was also winner of the, “2020 Royal Dragonfly Book Award 1st Place for Children’s Picture Books Six & Older.”  Stanley’s second book, “Making Cookies from The Sun,” is in the final phase of illustration, with our continued goal for future publication.

Stanley lived life fully, with passion, adventure, dedication for service to our country, generosity, a zest for artistic expression, and a profound love for family and friends.

Visiting hours are Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 5 to 8 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Ave, Northvale (201-767-3050). A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10 AM at Our Lady of Victories RC Church, Harrington Park. Interment will be at BG William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the United States Naval Academy Alumni Foundation. Select one of three options for donation: Visit their website at www.usna.com , select Naval Academy Fund,  In memory of Stanley E Wiklinski, or call directly at (410) 295-4115 or mail a check noting IMO: Stanley E Wiklinski, payable to USNA Foundation, at US Naval Academy Foundation, 274 Wood Rd, Annapolis MD 21402 Attn: Elizabeth Root.

Pizzi Funeral Home
120 Paris Avenue
Northvale, NJ 07647

Phone: (201) 767-3050
https://pizzifuneralhome.com/?page_id=42

 

 

From Charlie Brooks (4/26/21)

Stash Wiklinski passed away today the 25th of April.  Stash and I  were roommates and I had just spoken to him yesterday.

Stash was in the 17th Company, but did not graduate.  He did go on and earn a degree and went to OCS, retired as a Navy Commander and also retired as a New Jersey Commissioner of Maritime Pilotage.  He graduated from the Yale University School of Drama and appeared on Broadway and on TV and also wrote children’s books.

Stash loved his time at the Academy and was a regular at Class of 1958 reunions.

 

Byron Brightwell Nelson, Jr (19th Co) (04/15/21)

Byron Brightwell Nelson, Jr. of Union Grove, Alabama passed away on April 8, 2021. Byron was born on December 2, 1934 to Byron B. Nelson, Sr. and Frances Seay Nelson, who preceded him in death. He has one sister, Marie Nelson Fancher. Byron is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Liles Nelson; two children Anna Nelson Richardson (David), Amy Nelson Torbert (Mark), and two grandchildren Mary Frances Torbert and Mark Torbert, Jr.

Byron attended Tallassee High School graduating in 1953. He received a Congressional appointment to the United States Naval Academy in 1954. A football injury his plebe year led to his transfer to Auburn University where he received a BS in Education in 1957 and was commissioned a 2nd Lt in the US Army. In 1959, he received a MS in Education from Auburn University.

After leaving the Army, he taught in Wetumpka, Alabama and Montgomery, Alabama prior to attending Peabody College at Vanderbilt University on a Ford Foundation Fellowship where he earned an EdD in school administration. He returned to Alabama in 1971 as superintendent of the Arab City Schools for 3 years before serving as superintendent in Decatur, Alabama for 17 years and in Homewood, Alabama for 6 years. In 1984 The Executive Educator magazine named Byron one of the 100 top executive educators in North America. In 1994 he was inducted into the Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame.

Byron was active with the Auburn University Alumni Association as well as the Auburn University School of Education. He was District Governor for Rotary International District 6860 in 1984-85 and member of the Arab Rotary Club. He received the Silver Beaver scouting award while serving on the Tennessee Valley Boy Scout Council. Byron was a member of the Arab First United Methodist Church.

Memorial Service was held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Arab First United Methodist Church. Gober Funeral Chapel assisted the Nelson family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Byron's name to the Arab First United Methodist Church or the Rotary Foundation.

 

Bert Morse Concklin  II (24th Co)  (04/08/21)

Bert Morse Concklin, 85, passed away on December 23, 2020

Bert was born October 27, 1935, in Darby, PA to John and Claire Concklin. He graduated from The United States Naval Academy, class of 1958. He spent his career in Washington DC working in and around the Federal Government. He had many interests and pursuits, including books, movies, music, antiques, football, cars, running, sailing and most especially dogs. Those who know him will remember his keen intellect, sense of humor, boundless energy and boisterous enthusiasm.

Bert retired in 2004 and settled in Lititz, PA where he fully embraced the community and quickly became a local. He will be remembered with a smile by all knew him and enjoyed his company.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Smedley, stepdaughter, Diana Smedley Egnatz. His daughter, Mitzi Concklin, grandson, Alexander Ugolini. His son, John Concklin, and granddaughter, Kayla Concklin.

In lieu of flowers, and in recognition of his love of dogs, donations may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Charles E. Snyder Funeral Homes & Crematory

Lititz / Neffsville

3110 Lititz Pike

Lititz, PA 17543

717-560-5100

https://www.snyderfuneralhome.com/obituary/bert-morse-concklin/

 

Chapin Walker Day, Jr.  (23rd Co)   

(April 6, 1936 - December 6, 2020)

Chapin Walker Day, Jr. passed away peacefully at home at the age of 84 after a long bout with Parkinson's. He was a devoted father, grandfather and husband. A 1958 graduate of the US Naval Academy, he was also an avid computer scientist, backpacker, music lover and photographer. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sandra Elder Day, his 4 children (Rosemarie, Chapin, Roby, and David), their spouses (Steve, Elena, Dawn and Anne), and 8 grandchildren (Kate, Andrew, Ellie, Jasper, Sophia, Jordan, Jackie and Nathan). Burial will be at Miramar National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held online in January. Please consider a donation in his name to the Sierra Club (www.teamsierra.org/memorial/chapinwalkerdayjr).

Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Dec. 15, 2020.

 

Robert Huntley Pidgeon (2nd Co) (4/8/21

 

Commander (Ret.) Robert Huntley Pidgeon, 84, left us peacefully on December 30, 2020 at Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing, Middlebury, Vermont after months of declining health. His wife of 40 years, Sandra, was with him.

Robert was born May 15, 1936, son of Helen (Huntley) and Theodore Pidgeon in New Haven, Vermont. He grew up on the family farm with brother, David and sister, Linda. He graduated valedictorian of the 1954 class at Beeman Academy. Soon after he entered the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, graduated in 1958 with high honors and was awarded his diploma by President Eisenhower.  He began his Naval career achieving the rank of Commander. He was a graduate of the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island and received his Masters degree from the Naval Nuclear School, Monterey, California.

His tours of duty took him to many parts in the Pacific. During the Vietnam War, he was honored to be assigned to Admiral Zumwalt in Saigon, crafting plans for withdrawal of Naval Forces from the war. He also served as Captain of the USS Turner Joy in the Gulf of Tonkin. The Turner Joy is credited with firing the last naval round of the War in January 1973.

Following his retirement, he married his high school sweetheart, Sandra Tucker, who survives him as well as 4 stepchildren: Jill, Brian, Kevin and Matthew and their families, his brother, David of New Haven, VT, his sister, Linda and husband, Howard Kelton of East Middlebury, VT, his nephew, Karl Kelton of Middlebury, VT, niece Tricia Kelton and husband, Alan Parent, their son Marcel of Sneads Ferry, NC, wonderful friend Frank Kurek of Westford, VT and numerous cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Jean in 1938.

His family will remember his strength of character, quick wit, ability to find humor in daily life and challenging times, his kind heart, and dedication and service to his country.

We thank the staff at Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing for the wonderful care and compassion they gave him.

Per his wishes, Robert will return to the U.S. Naval Academy for his military funeral service and inurnment in the Naval Academy Columbarium near his classmate, Senator John McCain.

Sanderson Funeral Service

117 South Main Street
Middlebury, Vermont 05753
(802) 388-2311

http://www.ducharme-sandersonfuneralservice.com/obituary/robert-pidgeon

 

Ernest Celestino Luders (3rd Co) (4/8/21)

Ernest Celestino Luders, age 85, of KIRKLAND, Washington passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021. Ernest was born July 27, 1935.

A funeral service for Ernest was held Sunday, January 17, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home, 11111 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133. Due to Covid-19, services were by invitation only. 

 Livestream this service can be seen at : https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=161043465594839<br><br>  Following the funeral service there was a graveside service from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Lakeview Cemetery, 1554 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112. Due to Covid-19, services were by invitation only please.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Evergreen-Washelli.com for the Luders family.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/seattle-wa/ernest-luders-9993258 **

 

David Kearney Eller  (Non Grad)

 (1935-2020)

David Kearney Eller, son of the late Rear Admiral Donald Temple Eller and Dorothy Wood Eller, peacefully passed on December 15th, 2020.

Mr. Eller attended the United States Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Naval Reserves submarine division.

Mr. Eller designed and built homes in Fairfax, Loudon County and the Winchester area; was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Knights of Columbus; and was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Winchester.

He was married to Mary Lou Startzman for 48 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Jayna Eller of Virginia Beach and Rebecca Gagnon of Norfolk; a son, Edward “Ted” Eller of Winchester; eight grandchildren, Andrew, Gabrielle, Jacqueline, Megan, Melissa, Phillip, Eddie and Catie Beth, and six great grandchildren, Anela, Lily Belle, Emma, Elsa,  Addison and Archer.

A private Mass of the Resurrection was held with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Winchester. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Sacred Heart Academy Tuition Angel Fund.

Direct Cremation Services of Virginia

4425 BROOKFIELD CORPORATE DR
CHANTILLY, VA  20151

https://directcremationservicesofvirginia.com/tribute/details/2825/David-Eller/obituary.html

 

  Joseph Fry Paull (6th Co) 3/31/21

Born in Wheeling, WV on November 20, 1936

Departed on March 19, 2021 and resided in Noblesville, IN

Joseph Fry Paull grew up in a modest home near Wheeling, West Virginia In his earliest years he became passionate about coin collecting which stayed with him on and off over the course of his life. As a teenager, Joe excelled in tennis, winning multiple championships on the court in both singles and doubles.

The Paull family tradition since the 1700’s was to attend Washington & Jefferson College, for which his ancestors helped found. Instead, Joseph chose to pursue military service at the highest level. Joseph applied and was accepted into Annapolis Naval Academy based on his academic, athletic, community service, and demonstrated leadership qualities. Joseph was properly nominated to the Academy by a US  State Senator. Joseph graduated in the class of 1958. After 4 years as an officer on a destroyer serving in places like Guantanamo Bay, he was ready to move to the next phase of his life.

Joseph chose Michigan State to earn his MBA. It was there he met the love of his life, Marcia Klomparens. Within six months of dating the two knew, and he proposed to her on Main Street in Grand Haven Michigan in front of the little store that Marcia worked at during the summer. The two moved to Mississippi for a few years as Joe was hired into the Borg Warner Executive Development program. While in Mississippi, Marcia finished her degree and taught English. Cummins Engines in Columbus, Indiana was the next major move for the couple. From there Joe was looking for a change and was hired by Merrill Lynch as a stockbroker in downtown Indianapolis for a decade. The couple was also building a family at that time. Joe was always told by his great aunts that as an only child he better find a way to carry on the family name. The couple succeeded quickly by giving birth to three boys in under two years! With endless hard work Joseph was a success at most things he did in life. At Merrill Lynch Joe became a great commodities broker, predicting the 1978 silver and gold spike. He was very wise and literally sold the family home, put it all in gold and silver for two years and made a killing. That action afforded the family a very nice home as the boys were in the start of their elementary years.

As so many times in his life he put family first. He wanted his boys to grow up under tougher conditions and learn responsibility at a young age. At the same time, he wanted to fulfill Marcia’s dream of someday owning and running a horse stable. The right opportunity came, and again Joseph made the right choice and borrowed the money to buy an old farm with an indoor riding arena on the outskirts of a tiny town called Zionsville. For the next 27 years the family built a thriving business called Pleasant View Stables with upwards of 50 horses to take care of 365 days a year. The family worked, learned and experienced many wonderful and unique moments on that farm.

As the boys grew and left the home, an amazing thing happened that still stuns his three sons to this day. Joe fell in love with riding horses!! Marcia’s decades of riding helped quickly mature Joe into a very accomplished equestrian. So much so that the two were invited to join the esteemed Traders Point Hunt Club for which Joseph was asked to be Field Master on many occasions leading the hunt.

During most of those 27 years, Joe traveled the Midwest as a very successful industrial sales rep. Putting over 50,000 miles a year on his car during the week and repairing the farm on the weekends. He was a master self-taught shady tree mechanic and proudly passed that on to his sons over the years.

Throughout Joseph’s life he was a huge history buff. He could pretty much tell a battle story or quote the historic significance of any piece of land he ever stood upon. His sons were the great benefactors of the endless historical stories he would tell countlessly on long drives or family vacations.

As the couple grew older it was time to retire to a smaller farm. Another opportunity arose, and the two sold the stables and moved to a new private farm with beautiful rolling hills in Tennessee. The couple loved the now more relaxed atmosphere, and all there was to explore in this amazing new location they had chosen to retire in.

Sadly, in Joseph’s late seventies he started showing signs of a deteriorating memory. For this reason, the couple realized it was time to get back to Indiana and be closer to their three grown sons. Now a tiny farm for just a couple horses, dogs and cats in Noblesville, Indiana was just what the doctor ordered.

As the dementia increased, Marcia increased her care and lifelong dedication to the man she so deeply loved. She promised to never leave his side, and so she nursed him at home every hour of every day, and no doubt extended his life and their time together on this earth. As Marcia stood vigil over Joseph in his final days and moments, she was there to give him peace and comfort until his final breath.

Joseph was many wonderful things and lead a pretty fearless life. He was a remarkable father to his sons and deeply loving husband to his wife. The joy he brought so many will surely be missed but relived someday in heaven.

Joseph Fry Paull, 84, Noblesville, passed away March 19, 2021.  He was born November 20, 1936, in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late Philip D. and Elizabeth (Hicks) Paull.  He married Marcia Kay Klomparens on December 21, 1963.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Marcia Paull; three sons, Philip Paull, Gregory Paull and Lee Paull; and four grandchildren, Logan, Garrett, Mackenzie, and Joseph.

Services were held on Thursday March 25, 2021 with Visitation from 12:00 – 1:45. The Funeral Service will begin at 2:00. To view watch the Service live please click here. All services will be held at Flanner Buchanan - Hamilton Memorial Park, 4180 Westfield Road, Westfield, IN 46062  (317) 896-9770

 

Arthur Kenneth Ridley (4th Co)  3/17/21

  (1934 – 2021)

Arthur K. Ridley, one of the few remaining “true natives” of Milford, died on March 5th, 2021, after a short illness. He was 86 years old. We take comfort in knowing that he joyfully entered heaven to be with the God he served throughout his life and to be reunited with his beloved son, Kenny, whom he carried in his heart since his death as a 6-year-old boy. We will miss him.

Art was born on March 16, 1934 in Milford, the 5th of 10 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ridley. He graduated from Milford High School in 1952, where he excelled both academically and athletically. After finishing high school, Art attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1958. His time at the Naval Academy shaped every area of his life and set the foundation for a life focused on serving God and people. He was proud to be the Company Commander of 4th Company and cherished every moment that he spent as a Midshipman. The relationships and bonds formed during his time there lasted a lifetime and his daughters were able to attend his 60th reunion in 2018 and revel in these relationships along with him. It was a blessed time. The Naval Academy remained one of his favorite places on earth, a fact borne out by his many visits to the Academy throughout his life and the number of Naval Academy t-shirts and sweatshirts that can be found in the wardrobes of all of his family members. His family knew never to bother him during the Army/Navy game!

Art married Jane Hamilton in 1959 after becoming acquainted with the beautiful “city girl” from New Jersey on one of her many visits to the Hamilton family summer home. They had two daughters while Art was stationed at Fort Lee in Virginia, Jennifer Jane, in 1960, and Jacqueline Jill, in 1961. He served in Vietnam from 1962 to 1963 and, after leaving the service, moved to New Jersey where he worked full-time with Public Service and attended Fordham Law School at night. While in New Jersey, his son Arthur Kenneth Ridley, Jr. was born. After graduating from Fordham Law School, Art was invited to return to his hometown of Milford to practice law with Attorney Sidney Krawitz. At the time of his final illness, he was of counsel to Ridley, Chuff, Kosierowski and Scanlon, P.C.

Art was actively involved in the community throughout his life, serving on the boards of the Biondo Memorial Foundation, the Pike County Library, the Milford-Matamoras Rotary Club, and the Community House. The last surviving founding member of the Milford-Matamoras Rotary Club, he actively supported their many service projects and loved the idea of serving people around the world. As a young man, he credited the Milford United Methodist Church with pointing him to God and nurturing his faith. More recently, he was an active member of the Dingman’s Ferry United Methodist Church, frequently acting as a lay preacher. Art and Jane hosted a Bible Study in their home for over 30 years. He loved teaching and discussing the word of God. Art gave all the glory for every good thing in his life to God and quietly served other people throughout his life. Mindful of the needs of others and desirous of being a blessing, he generously gave of his time, talents, and treasure.

Art loved running and completed marathons in New York, Washington, and Disney World. His lifelong participation in both running and community service lead the Milford-Matamoras Rotary to establish the “Ridley Run,” used to raise funds for several local charities. He was passionate about gardening and reveled in the miracle of planting things and watching them grow. An avid reader, he enjoyed both watching and playing a variety of sports and watching Jeopardy. He could often be found doing crossword puzzles, having tea with his daughters, dragging his grandchildren up the hill to the Knob and breathing in the beauty of creation.

Art is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jane Hamilton Ridley, daughters Jennifer Case and Jill Mann; sons-in-law Michael Case and Anthony Mann; grandchildren; Kayla O’Brien and husband Mark, Kevin Mann and wife Jenna, Jane Case, Alexandra Case, and Emilie Case; great-grandsons Trevor O’Brien, Brody O’Brien, Marcus O’Brien, and Landon Mann; brothers Robert, Richard and Floyd Ridley, sisters, Gertrude Smith, and Patricia Taylor; brother-in-law John Hamilton and wife Joan, and numerous nieces, nephews. We are grateful for his presence in our lives, for his hard work and dedication to everything that he did, and for the way he always pointed us to Jesus as our true hope.

Art’s family is grateful for the quick action of the Dingman Township Ambulance, the staff at Newton Hospital and the wonderful nurses and doctors at Overlook Hospital’s Neuro-Intensive Care Unit who did all they could to restore Art to health. They gave us several extra and precious weeks to be in Art’s presence and let him know how very much he was loved. For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Art, contributions may be sent to the organizations listed above or to the charity of your choice.

Visitation will take place at the Stroyan Funeral Home, 405 West Harford St., Milford, Pa on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 2 to 5 PM. Covid protocols will be followed. Funeral services will be held privately for family only at the Dingmans Ferry United Methodist Church, Dingmans Ferry, PA on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10 AM. Friends may view services through the following link (https://www.youtube.com/embed/nGeh2-EL1_Q).

Stroyan Funeral Home, Inc.
405 W. Harford St

Milford, PA  18337
(570) 296-6811

https://stroyanfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/232/Arthur-Ridley/obituary.html

 

Patricia R Gladin  (Widow of Jack Gladin (23rd Co)) (3/3/21)

 

From Patricia's Daughter Wendy Gagnon:

 

Patricia Stringer GLADIN, 83, of Richmond, Va. The family is heartbroken at the passing of their vibrant Mom and Nana of COVID-related complications on February 25, 2021.

  “Patsy” grew up in Philadelphia as the only child of the late Ruth and William Stringer, Jr. As a young woman, she held the position of Worthy Advisor at a chapter of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Her leadership abilities continued throughout her life, as she gave 100% to whatever organization or project in which she was involved. She was a graduate of Olney High School and attended Temple University. In 1957, a blind date with United States Naval Academy midshipman, the late Jack R. Gladin of Milledgeville, Ga., changed her life. They married on May 16, 1959 (Armed Forces Day).

  Pat was the consummate naval officer's wife. She made hosting elegant parties or moving a household around the world effortless. (At one point, she had moved 12 times in 14 years).  Pat took great pleasure in supporting her husband, even typing his master’s thesis on a manual typewriter.

  Their Navy tours included sites on both coasts, Hawaii, and her favorite spot, Rota, Spain. There she served as an Iberian Peninsula Girl Scout Advisor. They ended their Navy career in Virginia Beach, where she served as Treasurer of the Submarine Officers Wives Dolphin Scholarship Fund, was active in Kings Grant Garden Club and served as president of United Methodist Women at Scott Memorial United Methodist Church.

  Pat and Jack then moved to Richmond where they purchased a house in the Historic Fan District. She served as president of the Fan Woman’s Club and opened her home for the Fan District Holiday House Tour. She was a member of The Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a member of P.E.O. Chapter C and also worked as a Secretary for the Virginia House of Delegates.  Pat was an active member of Reveille United Methodist Church where she founded the Logos Sunday School class, participated in Stephen Ministry, Staff Parish Relations Committee, Congregational Care Committee, Life after Alpha, Prayer Ministry, Mary Lou White United Methodist Women's Circle, and the Witness and Engagement Committee. 

  A history buff, Jeopardy enthusiast, voracious reader and a devoted public library patron, she traveled the country to see all the Presidential Libraries. Her Christmas parties were magical gatherings with unique decorations, multiple themed trees and an extensive nativity collection, which delighted guests. Butterflies were her trademark.

  While her hobbies and volunteer activities brought her satisfaction, being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her the greatest joy.  Her endless energy was not wasted, as Nana/Nannie babysat, traveled with, and adored them all.

  She is survived by her children, 

Wayne (Winnie) Gladin of San Antonio TX, Wendy (Greg) Gagnon of Leesburg VA;

Grandchildren Caroline (Chris) Homan, Winifred (Rob) DeSimone, Patrick Gladin, Kevin Gladin, Maeve Gladin, Jack Gagnon, Joseph Gagnon, Jonathan Gagnon;

Great-granddaughters Gabriella and Winniefred.

  Memorial contributions may be made to the Congregational Care Fund at Reveille United Methodist Church (4200 Cary Street Road Richmond, VA 23221).  Service will be held at a future date at Reveille followed by entombment at the Columbarium at the United States Naval Academy.

  Bennett Funeral Home on Cutshaw Avenue is assisting the family.

 

Juanita Medlock(Widow of Chuck Medlock, 7th  Co))  (3/3/21)

Janita Medlock; passed away on December 5, 2020 in Austin, Texas.    Chuck and Juanita were married in Clarkesville, Georgia, shortly after the Class of 1958 graduation.  Chuck and Juanita are survived by three children, Jon, Myra, and Charles, five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.  Juanita will be interred next to Chuck at Bethlehem Cemetery in Georgia in a private service for the family at a later date.

John Lawrence Nulty Jr (9th Co) (3/7/21)

John Lawrence "Jack " Nulty Jr.  (Thursday, March 28th, 1935 - Saturday, January 23rd, 2021)

John L. “Jack” Nulty, Jr. of Sarasota, FL, died of congestive heart failure on January 23, 2021.  He was 85.  He lived at home with his wife, Barbara. Jack and Barbara were happily married for 61 years.  

Jack was born in Orange, NJ, on March 28, 1935; the son of John L. and Catherine Gavin Nulty. He graduated in 1952 from St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, NJ, and attended Newark College of Engineering for two years prior to entering USNA in June 1954. He graduated with the Class of 1958’s 9th Co. He was an avid rower and earned awards in Crew.

Jack met the love of his life, Barbara McGreevey, Manasquan, NJ, while traveling home, she from Georgetown, he from USNA, on Christmas leave first class year. They were married in Feb. 1960. They raised a daughter, Patricia Nulty Blaha (Albert), El Dorado Hills, CA and 4 sons, Mark, Vienna, VA, and Peter (Dorothy), Anna Maria Island, FL. He was predeceased by two sons; James died of Leukemia at age 21 in 1985 and Stephen died in June 2020 at the age of 49. Jack leaves four grandchildren: Heather Blaha Surprenant (Matthew) of Stoneham, MA, Eileen Blaha Waters (Thomas) of New York City, James Blaha (Kelsey) of Seattle WA, and Joseph Nulty of Anna Maria Island, FL. He also leaves two great-grandchildren, Genevieve and Felix Surprenant, Stoneham, MA.

Upon commissioning, he attended Flight School and earned his wings in Dec. 1959. He was assigned in Brunswick, ME to VP-7 which he served in until June 1963. He resigned his commission and took a position with Bell Telephone Laboratories (BTL) in Whippany, NJ, working on Ballistic Missile Defense problems. While with BTL, he earned a masters’ degree in EE (communications) from NYU. In 1968, he took a position with Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory in Buffalo, NY, where he continued working on the research and development of Ballistic Missile Defense systems begun at BTL. He spent 5 years, in concert with BTL, designing operational tests for the prototype Nike-X ABM system located on Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands.

In 1980, he joined the Braddock, Dunn, & McDonald (BDM) Corp. in Albuquerque, NM, where he helped probe the vulnerability of the MX missile system to pre-emptive attack and became program manager for the development of air defense simulation, IFFN, to enhance aircraft identification in a non-IFF environment. At his request, BDM transferred him and his family to the Washington office where his son, Jim, could be treated for Leukemia at the National Institutes of Health. While with BDM, he was a support contractor for the DoD Department of Test & Evaluation at the Pentagon.

  In 1985, he was recruited by Planning Research Corp. (PRC) to take on the role of Vice President of Systems Engineering. In 1990, he was recruited by Xerox to manage the Army Computer Aided Logistic Support (ACALS) program and the Navy’s Engineering Drawing Management Information Computer Support (EDMICS) program. He completed his professional career, joining TRW’s System Engineering and Technical Assistance program in support of the FAA.

Jack retired in 2001. In anticipation of his retirement, he and Barbara purchased a golf course lot on the 11th hole of the River Creek Golf Club in Leesburg, VA. They moved into their retirement home in June 2000. Since retiring, Jack and Barbara have become avid golfers and active parishioners at St. John the Apostle Church in Leesburg.

  In Dec. 2017, Barb & Jack left Virginia for the warmer climate in Sarasota, FL. They joined St. Thomas Moore Catholic church.

  Jack passed at home with his family at his side. He will be remembered as a loving father, a man of great faith, and a patriot to his country.

  Visitation will be on Monday, February 1, 2021 from 9:30am until 10:15am in St. Denis Church, 90 Union Ave., Manasquan followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am in the Church.   Jack was buried in the McGreevey family plot, next to his sons, Jim and Steve, in St. Catharine’s Cemetery, Sea Girt, NJ.

  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018.

  O'Brien Funeral Home – Wall
2028 Rte 35 @ New Bedford Road
Wall, NJ  07719

[email protected]
732-449-6900

https://www.obrienfuneralhome.com/memorials/john--nulty/4508255/

Lee Melvin Meador (10th Co) (3/7/21)

  Lee Melvin Meador, 84, of Hearne, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones funeral and Cremation Centers.

  Published by The Bryan-College Station Eagle on Feb. 11, 2021.

 

  Stanley Edward Sharp  (1st C0) (3/7/21)

(Feb. 25, 1936 - Feb. 6, 2021)

Captain Stanley Edward Sharp USNR (ret) passed peacefully, aged 84, at home Feb. 6, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. Born in Seattle, WA to Hilda and Lloyd Sharp, he was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, friend, hunter, and fisherman. We will miss his twinkling eyes and joyful smile.

Early years were spent in Rose Lodge, Oregon speaking Estonian on the family farm. He moved to Tualatin, OR attended 1st grade and learned English. He also attended Portland's Couch and Cathedral grade schools, then graduated from Lincoln High School (1954), and the U.S. Naval Academy (1958). He studied law while teaching the ROTC program at the University of Washington (1962-1964) and subsequently practiced law in the Portland area. He served in the Naval Reserves for 29 years. He enjoyed photography, writing, outdoor adventures, traveling, and his friends.

Stan is survived by his wife of 60 years Neta Sharp, daughters, Kelly Schoen and her husband, Douglas Schoen (Ft. Worth, TX), Becky Overbeck and her husband, Kevin Overbeck (Portland, OR); and brother, Hadley Robbins and his wife, Gayle Robbins (Portland, OR). He leaves behind four beloved grandsons, Mark and Nathan Schoen, Henry and Noah Overbeck; one granddaughter, Sadie Schoen; and many adored extended family members. Stan is predeceased by his beloved son LT Mark Sharp, a Naval Aviator, who died flying in service to his country.

Stan had a big heart, he never met a stranger, only "friends to be." May we all live life the way Stan did, sparkling with energy and happily loving life itself. A celebration of his life will be held summer 2021 at Willamette National Cemetery.

Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits

Published in The Oregonian from Feb. 17 to Feb. 21, 2021.

  Carolyn R. Goolsby Carolyn (Wife of John Gooslby (12th Co)) (3/7/21)

Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother Carolyn Goolsby passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on February 3, 2021 of a long-term illness.

She was born on June 8, 1935 in San Bernardino, California and spent her childhood there with her loving parents, Jordan and Annabelle Morgan.   When she was a senior in High School, she met the love of her life, John Goolsby. They were married a few hours after John's graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in June of 1958. John was her dearest friend, soulmate and confidante for more than 62 years.

John's first assignment took them to San Diego, California and during this time, their two children were born in the Naval hospital at Coronado.  After honorable discharge from the Navy, the family moved to Ventura County.  They've called Camarillo home since 1970 and loved every minute of their lives together there. As much as they loved Camarillo, they also loved to travel and enjoyed cruising and land tours in some very wonderful places.

Like her father, Carolyn "never met a stranger." She had a great many friends and kept in touch with them throughout her life. She was known for her heart of gold and gift of gab. She spent 27 years volunteering at St. John's Pleasant Valley hospital and had many touching stories to tell of her experience.

She adored her husband, children, and grandchildren. Her survivors include husband John Goolsby, son Matt and Carolyn Goolsby of Dallas, Oregon and their children Tyler and Jonathan, and daughter Lisa (Goolsby) and Ed Ekers of Red Bluff, California.

Private graveside services were held on Thursday, February 18th at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park.

Published in Ventura County Star from Feb. 4 to Feb. 11, 2021.

      Frederick Lauriston Wales (19th Co) 02/15/21

Frederick Lauriston Wales, "Fritz" of Revere, MA passed away surrounded by his family on July 13, 2020 at the age of 86. Born in Springfield, MA on June 14, 1934 to the late John G. and Anna (Renison) Wales, Fritz received a Congressional Appointment from Massachusetts to the U.S. Naval Academy and entered on June 28, 1954. He graduated four years later as member of the Class of 1958 and the 19th Company. Fritz proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict and was Honorably Discharged after 14 years of service.

  Beloved husband of 50 years to Carol (Brauer). Devoted father of Christopher Wales and his wife Amanda of Athol, and Lisa Sinopoli and her husband Joe of Billerica. Cherished grandfather of Mia and Dean Sinopoli. Dear brother of Elizabeth Diel and her husband Jack of CT and the late John R. Wales (USNA 1951) and his wife Alice of MD. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews including Cathy and Nick Cherpak of CT, and Valerie and James C. Brauer, to whom Fritz stepped in as a substitute father figure after the tragic loss of his dad. He was a middle school math teacher in Malden for many years. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. A private burial was held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne with Military Funeral Honors.

 

George Littrell Denny II (19th Co) (2/7/21)

George L. Denny II died in his home in Austin, Texas on 30 January 2021 from complications of Parkinson’s. He was 84.  

He was born in Indianapolis, IN to George H. Denny and Mary-Lois Ketcham Denny His family moved to Pasadena, CA where he graduated from San Marino Prep.  

George received a Congressional appointment, and entered the Naval Academy at age 17, where he excelled in Spanish classes and loved intramural sports.  

Upon graduation in 1958 as a member of 19th Company, George was commissioned in the Navy and served on ships including the USS Holister (DD-788) as ASW Officer, and as Boat Group Commander on the USS Cavalier (APA-37.).  In September 1961 he was aboard the USS Cavalier as it passed through the eye of Typhoon Nancy in the West Pacific somewhere between Japan and Philippines.  

After leaving the Navy in 1962, he worked for Texaco in sales, then enrolled at Long Beach State Univ. to become a teacher. He married the former Barbara Forbes Turner July, 1963 inSan Marino, CA.  

George had a 37 year teaching career, teaching mathematics at Marina High School, Huntington Beach, CA and Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea, HI.  He was Librarian at Spicewood Elementary School (Round Rock Independent School District), Austin, TX for 23years.  He earned a Master of Library Science Degree from the University of Oregon in 1976. He retired from teaching in 2000.  

He spent more than 15 years in the volunteer position of Blue and Gold Officer helping high school students from the Austin, TX area navigate the application process to USNA.  

George was an avid reader, tennis player, runner and golfer. Time was often made to attend USNA class reunions. He owned several Texas Longhorns on his property Northwest of Austin when he retired.  Well- traveled, he visited every continent, except Africa, even visiting Antarctica in 1993.  

He will be remembered for his kindness, compassion, humor and leaves behind a legacy of positively impacting the thousands of students whose lives he enriched.  

Predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Barbara, he is survived by his two sons Roger Denny of Tulsa, OK, and Russell Denny of Austin, TX, and 3 grandchildren.  

-The Denny family

Bettie Brinkley Cooper (Wife of Terry Copper 24th Co)) ( 2/6/21)

From Terry:

Sadly, Bettie passed away early this morning (Saturday, February 6, 2011).  Bettie has been in the Memory Care Unit of Sunrise at Mount Vernon (assisted living facility) since December 4, 2019.  She was hospitalized from Jan 22 – Jan 30 2021.  Doctors at the hospital concluded that Alzheimer’s was shutting Bettie’s body down. Bettie was in Hospice care upon returning to Sunrise on Jan 30 and remained so until today.  The Hospice nurse checked on Bettie at 0615 this morning and Bettie had passed.  Because of Covid-19, I have been able to visit Bettie only a few times over the past year.  Although my two daughters live in Florida and Connecticut while my son lives near me, All are morning the loss of Bettie with me. 

Leo Thomas Powell, Jr.  (13th Co)  (12/26/20)

 

 

 

 

Leo Thomas Powell, Jr. (“Tom”) passed away at the age of eight-five on December 9, 2020 at his home in Accokeek, MD after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on September 23, 1935 in Dover, NJ. His family lived in Mountain Lakes, NJ  and Tom graduated from Mountain Lakes High School where he lettered in track, football and basketball. At USNA he was on the varsity track team and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1958.  

After graduating, Tom did not receive a commission for physical reasons although he ran track for four years. He joined International Telephone and Telegraph Corp and worked in Cuba and later in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. In 1960, Tom joined  Westinghouse Electric Corp. as a field engineer specializing in shipboard electronics. He loved his time at sea repairing and testing radar where he could really support the Navy.  In 1963 he took a position with the Naval Electronics Maintenance Engineering Center in Norfolk, where in 1964 he met and married Katherine Gardner (“Kay”).  In 1966, they moved to Washington, D.C. where he took a position with the Naval Electronic Systems Command.  

After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Maryland in 1981 he left civil service for a new venture in accounting as a CPA.  During this time, he served as the Prince George’s County (MD) representative to the Washington Metropolitan Council of Government’s Public Advisory Committee, dealing with FAA plans to expand National Airport and control aircraft noise.  

In 1991 he began work with the FAA in the Aviation Security Research and Development Service at the FAA Technical Center in New Jersey. He became the Chief of the Security Division for the Director of Intelligence and Security under the Secretary of Transportation where he retired in 1994.  

Tom was an active member of the 13th Company, served as  Class Treasurer for a number of years, and hosted the hospitality room at class reunions. He loved golf, travel, Navy football games and socializing with classmates.  He could always be counted on regale you with stories of his days at USNA.

Tom is survived by his wife, Kay,  their three children, Leo Thomas, III, Laura Elizabeth (Price), Roger Andrew, son-in-law Todd Price, and grandson Liam Thomas Price.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Tom’s name to the Admiral Larson Ethical Leadership Fund or the Alice Ferguson Foundation, Accokeek, MD.  

His ashes will be laid to rest at the United States Naval Academy Columbarium on January 15. 2021

[email protected]

301-292-5650

Philip Freeman McNall (15th Co) (12/8/20)

Phillip F. McNall  1935-2020

Rear Admiral Phillip Freeman McNall passed away peacefully at his home in San Ramon, CA, on November 28, 2020. He was born on December 9, 1935, in Rochester, NY, to Mary Ashcroft and Freeman Lamont McNall. He attended Brighton High School, where he played basketball and golf. He graduated from Bullis Preparatory School in Silver Spring, MD. He then went on to Hamilton College for one year, where he was on the Basketball team and pledged the fraternity, Delta Upsilon. After one year, he received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he graduated with a B.S. Engineering degree in 1958. He later earned an M.S. degree in Operations Analysis from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate school. 

Upon graduation, Phil married Ann Strobel of Rochester, NY, and began his ensign assignment on the AGC-12 Estes in San Diego. Phil started his naval career as a surface line officer and transferred to the Supply Corp when he attended the U.S. Supply Corp school in Athens, GA. After a tour at the Supply Center in San Diego, he spent a year at the Post Graduate school in Monterey, CA. He then served as an aide to Vice-Admiral Edwin B. Hooper in Washington D.C. at the Supply Systems Command Center, where he was awarded the Joint Service accommodation medal and the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Subsequent tours included the LPH-11 USS New Orleans and the recovery of Apollo 14 at Pago Pago, Commander at the Fleet Materials Supply office in Mechanicsburg, PA, attended the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI earning a distinguished graduate award and serving as the Supply Officer on the USS Nimitz CVN-68 at her homeport in Norfolk, VA. Attaining the rank of Captain, Phil was assigned as the X.O. Planning officer at ASO in Philadelphia, PA for three years. He held his first command at the Supply Center in San Diego, and then a tour of duty as the Supply officer of the Pacific 7th Fleet in Honolulu, HI- obtaining the rank of Rear-Admiral. This brought him to his second and final commanding officer duty at ASO in Philadelphia, PA, where he retired in September of 1988.

After retirement, he married Andrea Putrino and established residence in San Ramon, CA, where he worked as a consultant in the Defense Industry and as a golf teaching professional. Beyond golf, Phil's passions included Jazz music; he was a proud member of the Leader's Circle at S.F. Jazz and traveled to San Francisco two times a month for concerts. He was a collector of rare fountain pens and loved going to the theater as soon as a new movie was released. He was a lifelong fan of the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was always in pursuit of the perfect Negroni and loved eating at Michelin star restaurants worldwide. He was an ardent fan who never missed a sporting event played by his grandchildren over the years. Phil is survived by his children Michael (Christine), Julia Branan (William) and Jane Maier (Jonathan), and his sister Judy MacKnight (David). He was the proud grandfather of Chase, Elise, Will, Blaze, and Lila. 

A graveside service at the Mount Albion Cemetery in Albion, New York will be held at a time later to be announced. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to memorialize Admiral McNall may make a gift to the the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

 

Robert Knowles Slaven, Jr. (1st Co) (12/6/20)

Update 7/30/21

From Gordo:

I have received the following request from Bob's daughter, Merrill:

Hello, it's Merrill Slaven Brache here, Bob Slaven's daughter. I am planning a celebration of life service for my father and thought maybe you could pass the info along to your class? I'm not really expecting his classmates to come, as travel now is so challenging, but I did want all of you to know about it. 

It is August 7th from 3-5pm at the Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club in Blue Hill, Maine. Perhaps you who knew him could send a thought or prayer to him that day. Or if anyone had a memory they wanted to share with me, I would love it. I know so little about his early life and career.

She can be reached at [email protected]

Gordo

 

 

Robert William Stibler (18th Co)  (11/1620)

Update 2/10/21  Obituary

Robert “Bob” W. Stibler, age 84, of Mount Laurel, NJ died Thursday, November 12, 2020, peacefully at home surrounded by his family.  Born in Bayonne, New Jersey, Bob was a proud alumnus of Regis High School (NYC) and the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Class of 1958.  

After graduating from the Naval Academy, Bob embarked on a diverse 20-year career in the US Navy.  His first tour was aboard the destroyer USS Mullany (DD-528) out of San Diego,CA.  After a two-year tour, Bob attended sub school for six months in Groton, CT and transitioned to submarines.  Then it was down to Key West, FL for his first submarine tour aboard the USS Picuda (SS-382).  His next duty station was in Monterey, CA where he attended Naval Post Graduate School. After receiving his advanced degree in Oceanography, he transferred back to Key West, to serve aboard the USS Atule (SS-403).  Bob then returned to the surface Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany (CVA-34) before transitioning to Engineering Duty Officer for a 5-year tour in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Bob finished out his 20-year Naval career with a final 3-year tour at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, before retiring in June of 1978.  

After his retirement, Bob continued his service to the Navy as a defense contractor at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.  Bob worked hard for his family his entire life. He was always supportive of his children.  He gladly attended countless sporting events and was a coach for many.  He took on grueling second part-time jobs to make holidays brighter and dreams come true; from car purchases to colleges to homes to family vacations.  As the first in his family to graduate from college, Bob was especially proud that all 5 of his children earned college degrees. Bob was a great networker, using his contacts to open doors to kickstart or advance his children’s careers.  

Bob and Ginger were avid travelers, going on cruises, planning and attending high school, college and ship reunions across the country.  He enjoyed spending time at horse tracks, watching the NY Giants and the Game show network, and was a season ticket holder for Naval Academy Football.  

In his later years, when Parkinson’s disease robbed him of his strength and stamina, it also gave him a softness we treasured. For a big guy he had a soft spot for animals, and he loved our pets. He never turned down bringing a pet into the house. He was devoted to his cat Quincy and dog Rascal, taking care of them in their old age.  Boston Terrier Meka sat in his lap and kept him company when he could no longer walk around freely.  Meka was his constant companion during the final months of his life.  Some of his last laughs came from Biscuit jumping up and licking his face.  He couldn’t turn away from an animal in need.  

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Virginia “Ginger”nee Stawski, his five children, Stephen & his wife Ellen, Joseph (USNA 1989) & his wife Betsy, Mary Mulholland,  Casey & his wife Kelly,  Christine Gorman and her husband Frank and his eight grandchildren: Kirk (USNA 2018), Joe, Claire, Kaelyn, Emma-Kate, Joseph, Erin, & Stephanie.  He was predeceased by his brother William “Bill” Stibler and Bill’s wife Beatrice and his nephew William “Billy” Stibler.  

Viewing on Wednesday, November 18th, 7 to 9pm and Thursday, November 19th, 9:15 to 10:15am at the Schetter Funeral Home, 304 W. Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002. Funeral mass at 11 am at Christ Our Light Church, 402 N. Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Interment at 2pm at Brigadier General William C Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line road, Wrightstown, NJ 08562. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Wounded Warriors Project PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

Fair winds and following seas. We have the watch.

 Twyla Patterson Gibson (Wife of Dave Gibson (9th Co) 11/1/20

Twyla passed away on  10/28/20.  No more info at this time

From Jane Pejsar

Her late husband Gibby and Red Dog Rod Pejsar were buddies. All four of us had also much fun at the past three reunions.

 

Sharon Lynn Norkin  (Age 81) (Wife of Donald Phillip Norkin ( 6th Co)) 10/21/20  

Our beloved mother joined the love of her life, Donald Philip, in heaven on May 17, 2019. During 52 years of marriage, their strongest desire was to provide happy childhoods for a loving family. Her grandchildren likened her to Mary Poppins as she was always firm and authoritative in her care, but in the most fun and imaginative way-and she carried a big purse filled with magic. Sharon is survived by her children Tracy, Donna, Debbie, and Doug; and her grandchildren Regan, Arielle, Emma Sophie, Kristopher, and Brynna. Funeral Service private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org.

Published in The Washington Post on May 30, 2019.

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On January 4, 2012, DONALD PHILIP NORKIN of North Bethesda passed away. Cherished husband of Sharon Lynn Norkin; adored father of T. Sterling "Tracy" Norkin, Donna Heaton, Debbie Moore and Douglas Norkin; loving grandfather of Regan, Arielle, Kristopher, Emma-Sophie and Brynna; beloved brother of Leonard Norkin. Funeral Service private. obituaryregistry.com

Richard Lloyd Tillman (1st Co) (10/16/20)

Dick was born in Elkhart, Indiana on November 27, 1936. He graduated from Elkhart High School in 1954 and received a congressional appointment to the Naval Academy in 1954. He graduated with the 1st Company in 1958. While at the Naval Academy he competed on two Intercollegiate National Championship Sailing Teams. 

After graduation he was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force and entered the Procurement and Contracting field. He was assigned to Eglin AFB, Florida for four years. While there he married Linda Lowe of Mishawaka, IN on July 29, 1961. They moved to College Station, Texas where he received a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering at Texas A&M University. Their first daughter, Laura, was born there. Next came an18 month assignment at Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio with the AFLC. While there, their second daughter, Elizabeth, was born. In 1966 a three-year assignment to France and Germany came with production responsibilities for depot maintenance and repair of US aircraft in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Their third daughter, Susan, was born in France. In 1969 he served a four-year tour as Assistant Professor AFROTC at The Citadel in Charleston, SC.

In 1973 he was assigned as Assistant Air Force Plant Representative at the Martin Marietta Aerospace Company in Orlando, Fl.. This was followed by a tri-service assignment in Orlando with Defense Contract Administration Services. His last assignment was in 1976 to Patrick AFB, Florida, in Quality Assurance for the Eastern Space and Missile Test Range. Dick retired in 1979, and opened a boating business. In 1981 he was appointed Executive Director of the International J/24 Class Association with his wife, Linda, as editor and publisher of the J/24 Magazine. They worked together in this capacity for 10 years before stepping into full retirement. While in the Air Force, Dick was Commodore of the International Snipe Class Association and a Director of the National Governing Body of Sailing. After retirement, Dick was President of the International Sunfish Class Association and later President of the US Windsurfing Class Association. 

During 21 years in the Air Force, Dick actively raced sailboats and was selected for three US Pan American Teams and was on the 1976 US Olympic Team. He was named US Yachtsman of the Year in 1965. He was the National Champion of the Snipe Class, the National and North American Champion of the Finn Class and Windsurfing Classes and World Masters Champion of the Laser Class and the Sunfish Class. He patented a sailing instrument and authored four sailing books, the latest of which, The Complete Book of Laser Sailing, is currently in print. He played golf, tennis. and pickleball He and Linda lived in Florida during the winter and spent summers at Lake Wawasee in Indiana. He was a Lay Ecumenical Minister at several Episcopal Churches he and his family attended.

He was elected to the USNA Sailing Hall of Fame, The International Laser Class Hall of Fame and the United States Sailing Association Hall of Fame.

After 55 years of marriage, Dick’s wife, Linda, passed on Feb 28, 2017.  He is survived by three daughters; Laura of Springfield, MO,, Elizabeth of-Issaquah, WA, and Susan of Sammamish, WA, and 9 grandchildren. 

(See Entry for Linda Tillman) 

 

Thomas Edward  O'Neill (22nd Co)   (10/12/20)

Tom passed away on 11 Oct.  Tom was quite ill for the past couple and years and finally succumbed to a heart attack.  His obituary is forthcoming.

 

Last Call: Rosemary Newman Adkins (Wife of Jim Adkins (9th Co) (9/17/20)

Update 9/22/21

Copy of email from Jim:

The purpose of this email is to inform you of a recent change to COVID-19 restrictions for dining at the Naval Academy Club.  This change affects those who are attending the Services for Rosemary on September 27th and lunch after the Inurnment at the Columbarium.  Please see the Flyer attached, which I received yesterday.  To review the Flyer, our lunch is an indoor catered event so we have to meet the following rules:

1.  Present our fully vaccinated COVID-19 card prior to entering the building.

2.  If not vaccinated, present a negative PCR test from the last 72 hours prior to entering the building.

3.  Wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status, except when eating or drinking.  This requirement is not new.  

As of today, I know of no other recent changes.  Masks are required in the Chapel, so we will need to mask-up for the Funeral service.  Since the Columbarium Service is outside, masks would normally be optional; however, in a close gathering of 50-60 people, I would wear a mask.

  I look forward to seeing you on  September 27th.

Kind regards,

Jim

 

Update 8/25/21

Funeral Services  USNA 27 Sept 2021:

Rosemary died on September 3, 2020.  Her services have been delayed because of COVID and are now scheduled for September 27, 2021.  Her funeral Mass will be held in the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel at 10:30 am, Monday, September 27th with inurnment in the Naval Academy Columbarium immediately following.  All attending are invited to lunch and Celebration of Rosemary’s Life at the Naval Academy Club following the Columbarium Service.  Please enter through Gate 8, inform the guard you are attending the funeral for Rosemary Adkins, be prepared to show a government ID (such as a driver’s license) for all occupants in the car, and use the parking garage near the Club as available.  Transportation will be provided from the Chapel to the Columbarium and back to the Club.

Please RSVP by September 14th to Jim at [email protected] , 425 392 4380, or 360 204 4638, if you plan to attend.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Rosemary to the Naval Academy Foundation, designated for International Programs (Adkins Family Scholars).  

Obituary 9/17/20

Rosemary Newman Adkins passed away from Alzheimer’s disease on September 3, 2020, at home with her beloved husband, Jim. She was 78 years old. 
Rosemary grew up on a potato farm “in cold snowy Idaho.” She was born in Idaho Falls on May 21, 1942, to Joseph and Anna Newman, who immigrated from
 Germany. Rosemary grew up speaking German and treasured her German and immigrant heritage. The youngest of five, she cherished her siblings, Joseph,
 Betty, Lucille, and Anton.  

On the family farm in Firth, Idaho, Rosemary developed the work ethic, can-do spirit, abiding Catholic faith, and love of family that characterized her entire life. 
She was especially proud of the tractor-driving prowess she demonstrated at a young age—no doubt a harbinger of her ability to take on large challenges.
 
After elementary school in Blackfoot, Idaho, Rosemary attended Saint Mary of the Wasatch in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated in 1960 as valedictorian
 of her class and student body president. Then she went to work for the Westinghouse Corporation, which operated a training facility in Idaho for the U.S. Navy.

  There Rosemary met her future husband, Jim, a naval officer hailing from a ranch near Georgetown, Texas. When Jim checked in at Westinghouse for his
training in September of 1960, he waited in an area in front of Rosemary’s desk. He decided he had to meet this beautiful woman with only “Rosemary” on her
 name plate. Jim and Rosemary were married on June 8, 1963, at the Submarine Base Chapel in Groton, Connecticut, and began their shared life. It was one of 
ervice, travel, adventure, learning, fun—and, above all, family. Rosemary and Jim had two children, Jim III and Judy.

  With good cheer, Rosemary tackled the many challenges of being a Navy wife. She managed the complexities of multiple cross-country and cross-ocean 
moves, helped her children navigate new schools, served as sole parent when Jim was at sea for months at a time, and supported other Navy wives through 
her participation in wives’ clubs and informal networks.

  The family adventure included duty stations around the globe: New London, Connecticut; Charleston, South Carolina (twice); Hawaii (twice); Bremerton, 
Washington; Guam, Marianas Islands; Fairfax, Virginia; and Holy Loch, Scotland. Rosemary’s very first cruise was the family’s 1970 move to Hawaii, 
accomplished via a four-day voyage from San Francisco to Honolulu aboard the S.S. Lurline.

  When Jim’s job in Scotland required cultivating relationships with local officials, Rosemary rose to the challenge, hosting large dinner parties attended 
by senior U.S. naval officers and Scottish dignitaries. She was a favorite of the local Scottish ladies, who appreciated her authenticity and down-to-earth nature.

 Rosemary was a devoted mother. She took her children to countless lessons and practices, attended games and concerts and meets and scouting and schoo
 events, and also showed her kids how to have fun, whether on the beach at Barber’s Point, Hawaii, or in the boonies on Guam. She loved and cared for Prince, 
Snoopy, and Rascal, the family’s succession of poorly-trained but beloved dogs.

Between the adventurous family moves, there were many pure adventures, and Rosemary was always game, embracing family trips to Taiwan, Hong Kong,
 the Philippines, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the various Marianas and Hawaiian islands. Rosemary especially liked Rome, 
where she could see Catholicism, art, architecture, and history come together.

Learning was another central thread in Rosemary’s life. Rosemary pursued higher education doggedly and persistently, across time and space. She first 
enrolled at Idaho State University in 1961, paying her own way at age 19. After Jim proposed, she joined him on the East Coast, transferring to the University 
of Connecticut. Later, while her children were small, she squeezed in a few classes at the Citadel in South Carolina. Eventually, she returned to school full time 
at the University of Guam. Her children were impressed by how hard she worked, studying thick textbooks late into the night (and sometimes chewing caramels 
to stay awake), yet still cheering them on at all their swim meets and baseball games. After completing one final course at George Mason University in Virginia, 
Rosemary received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Guam in 1979.

Rosemary embraced schools she didn’t attend herself. She was a strong supporter of the Naval Academy (alma mater of her husband, son, granddaughter, 
and grandson) and contributed many hours to the work of the alumni association’s Puget Sound Chapter. Rosemary was also a passionate fan of Duke basketball
 (alma mater of her daughter). From 1986 to 2000, she and Jim held season tickets and regularly road-tripped between Virginia and North Carolina to join the
 Cameron Crazies and cheer on the team. After completing her college education, Rosemary held positions at a nonprofit organization, an electronics manufacturer, 
and two companies serving the defense industry, but her favorite part of work was always the conviviality of the office; she enjoyed her co-workers, and they enjoyed her.

In 2002, Jim and Rosemary retired to Silverdale, Washington, and built their dream house on Duckabush Lane. Rosemary made that dream a reality
 by attending to countless design decisions. There, Jim and Rosemary spent 16 happy years looking out their picture window each morning to see “if the mountains 
were out.”

In retirement, Rosemary enjoyed gardening, participating in social groups (her book club, birthday group, and Ya Ya sisterhood group), and contributing 
to her local community (as secretary of the Puddingstone Home-Owner’s Association, and by being Jim’s right-hand woman for his many service activities). 
She was a member of the Naval Submarine League and enjoyed attending the meetings with Jim. Despite being a landlubber at heart, Rosemary also served 
good-naturedly and proficiently as first mate on the Sea Y’all, helmed by Captain Jim. She was the queen of the “boat breakfast”; nobody lacked for orange rolls.

During these years, Rosemary and Jim continued to explore the world (by way of cruises to Alaska, the Panama Canal, Mexico, the Columbia River, the Danube, 
and the Mediterranean, and trips to China and Australia). They also visited special places and people: In particular, Rosemary enjoyed reunions with her siblings in 
Casa Grande, Arizona; trips to the Adkins family ranch in Georgetown (especially in spring, when the bluebonnets were in bloom); one big family trip to Maui; a 
return trip to Guam after three decades; and reunions with Navy friends far and wide.

Rosemary was a devoted grandmother to her four grandchildren. She made sure they were never deprived of pancakes. She was always up for a game 
of checkers, chess, dominoes, or Candy Land. She was known to put on a good poker face and then spring a royal flush. She took her granddaughters on special 
birthday shopping trips. She and Jim never hesitated to hop on the ferry and make the two-hour Puget Sound crossing for their grandkids’ basketball games, 
guitar recitals, birthday celebrations, and more. She made everybody feel well taken care of. Her penchant for doing laundry—the subject of much family ribbing—was 
emblematic of her caring nature.

In times of crisis, that caring kicked into high gear. In 1999, Rosemary saw Jim through a struggle with cancer, supporting him in every way possible. I
n 2011, she did the same when Jim had a heart attack and bypass surgery. Her practical help, emotional support, and prayers made all the difference. 
 
Rosemary had a lovely smile. She liked red roses and blue hydrangeas. Her homemade strawberry jam was the best.

In 2019, Rosemary and Jim moved to the Timber Ridge at Talus Senior Living Community in Issaquah, Washington, to be nearer family, as Rosemary was
 suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Even in the midst of the disease, Rosemary remained the loving person she had always been. She gave the longest hugs at the airport. She started playing the piano again and played often, especially for Jim. One of her favorite pieces
was “Du, Du Liebst Mir Im Herzen.” She will always be in our hearts.

Rosemary is survived by her husband, James Adkins, Jr.; son, James Adkins III; daughter, Judith Adkins; daughters-in-law, Mary Adkins and Ruthanna Hooke; granddaughters, Carolyn Davis and Kathleen Adkins; grandsons, James Adkins IV and Silas Adkins-Hooke; and many friends and extended family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22412 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871; or to 
Catholic Relief Services, 228 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

Services will be held at a later date. Friends and family are invited to sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

 

James Edward Sheehan (1st Co)) (9/16/20)

Update; 01/29/22

From Jim's daughter,  Cinda:

I write to inform you that James E Sheehan (1st company), who died 9-14-2020 will finally be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, February 2nd. Mass begins at 12:45pm at The Old Post Chapel, followed by the processional to graveside beginning approximately 1:10pm.

(The seventeen month wait has been incredibly difficult and needs to be fixed so other families don’t endure this!) Dad did not die from covid, but we have not been able to assemble as a family until now (because of covid).

I just wanted to make sure ‘58 was aware.

Thank you,

Cinda Haas, his eldest child

 

The info  below  on Jim's condition was provided earlier by Jim's son, Brad.  

After a long illness,  Jim Sheehan has died.  

Jim  had Dewys Body Syndrome,  which  spread from his physical being to his brain.  
He was in and out of various nursing homes due to falling, broke his arm  brain issues,
during these last 2 years.

No further details at this time.

Betty Jean Farnan  (Wife of Richard Farnan (20th Co)) (9/3/20)

From the Farnan;s daughter Jennifer, 

Betty passed away in Warner Robins GA on 31 August. She was 81 years young.

Jennifer wrote, "Betty will join Dick at Arlington Cemetery at a later date to be determined

 

Allan Rachap (12th Co) (8/18/20)

Allan Rachap passed away peacefully, with his wife, Judy, by his side, in his home on Kauai, Hawaii. His passing was on June 27, 2020, as a result of lung cancer. He was 83 years old.

Allan was born and grew up in New York City and moved to Annapolis to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. While there, Midshipman Rachap met and fell in love with “local girl” Judy Gilden; the two were married immediately after Allan’s graduation. Following four years as a Naval Officer, he attended Harvard Business School, where he graduated with honors, achieving an MBA degree. Allan and Judy moved back to Annapolis, with their two children, where he went on to have a successful career in finance, ultimately retiring, at age 60, following 20 years with Merrill Lynch in the Annapolis office. Spending time with family and travel were important areas of Allan’s life. They visited many countries, absorbing the culture wherever they went.

After having vacationed on Kauai for many winters, during which Allan and Judy became active members of the community while cementing friendships with people there, they decided to live on Kauai and vacation on the east coast – and so they did, moving to Kauai in 2000. They returned to Annapolis, as well as other east coast cities, once or twice a year to visit (and feast on steamed crabs!)

Allan’s life on Kauai was very full; he led hikes for the Sierra Club and took an ongoing part in the environmental life there. An accomplished yoga practitioner, Allan also enjoyed gardening, biking around the island and was a regular at many of the beaches.

Allan is survived by his wife, Judy Rachap; daughter, Marilyn Gerber; son, Michael Rachap; grandchild Marty Rachap; sister Rhoda Konigsberg.

As Allan requested, Judy and Marilyn and Michael left Allan’s ashes at his favorite beach on Kauai.

 

Barry Jack Howard (4th Co) (7/18/20)

Col. Barry Jack Howard (March 25, 1936 - July 17, 2020)

 

Col Barry Jack Howard (Ret., USAF) was born on March 25, 1936, the son of Harry and Martha Howard of Wichita, Kansas. He passed away on July 17, 2020 at Blue Skies of Texas. His father was a career agent for the FBI, and his mother was affectionately known to the family as “Little Napoleon.” Barry graduated and was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force from the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1958.

  In keeping with his impetuous and exuberant temperament, his 28 years of active duty spanned the globe with increasing responsibilities and steady promotions. His first hurdle was to get himself into pilot training, and he earned his Air Force wings in 1960. He was initially disappointed to find himself ordered to a C-130 squadron in France, but it paid off handsomely with an enormous number of international flying hours and leadership training. This is symbolic of Barry’s extraordinary “luck”, which often appeared in perilous situations, whether in the cockpit or in his shenanigans at the bar. Barry soon learned how to get the maximum enjoyment out of any situation.

  Back in the States in 1964, he transitioned to fighter aircraft, later becoming an instructor and flight test pilot. From 1968-69 he was in the thick of the air war over Vietnam, flying F-4’s, a “warrior” at last. He earned several combat decorations: Silver Star, Bronze Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, 17 Air Medals. Later assignments included duty at the Pentagon and the Air War College, neither of which curbed his outspoken character when issues arose about which he held strong opinions. As a senior officer, he developed a genuine sensitivity for the trials and morale of his junior officers and enlisted personnel. Barry was eventually selected for command of three squadrons and two wings. His command of the 51st TAC Fighter Wing in Osan, Korea in 1983-84 was a great challenge and reward for him. He retired in 1986 at Bergstrom AFB, Austin, Texas.

  Barry’s employment for the next 30 years can be summarized as a problem-solving engineer. He embraced a wide knowledge of computers. To this he added his out-going love of people and a life-time of knowing who to call on for help in tackling problems. In 1997 he began work for the New Mexico Highway Dept. as a consultant and continued in construction work until 9/11/2001 “changed everything.” Barry worked diligently to get the FBI to use a proven, secure computer system, but without success.

 

In 2016 he and Sandra, his wife, moved to Air Force Village II (now Blue Skies of Texas West). Barry was baptized into the Christian faith in March 2019, by Chaplain Gil Richardson.

  He is survived by his wife, Sandra; son, Michael Howard of Dallas, daughter, Barrie Lynn Howard of San Mateo, CA; granddaughters, Evan Kuhner of Dallas and Bryn Howard of Austin; brothers, Kent Howard of Indianapolis, IN and Alan Howard of West Hollywood, CA.

  Burial was at Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery with a private service.

Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home

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Castroville, TX 78009

(830) 931-2221

https://www.tondre-guinn.com/obituary/col-barry-howard

 

Eric ForstaThacher (16th Co) (7/16/20)

Eric died on 1 July. Further info will be posted when it is available.

Joseph Dwight Hutchinson (8th Co) (7/6/20)

Joseph Dwight Hutchinson  (1936 – 2020)

Commander J. Dwight Hutchinson, of Middletown, MD, entered his heavenly rest on June 30, 2020, after a brief and courageous fight with cancer at his home, Covenant Springs, surrounded by his loving family. Dwight was an example and encouragement to us all in the ways he loved and served his wife and family, his country, and most of all, his Lord and church during his 83 years on this earth. A deeply spiritual and humble man, Dwight lived a life of gratitude for the grace he himself received from Jesus Christ, in whom his eternal hope is sure. Dwight loved to laugh, tell animated stories, and serve others in quiet, practical ways.

Dwight was born in 1936 in Summerville, SC, the son of Joseph and Grace Allan Hutchinson. He graduated from Summerville High School in 1954, where he was a member of the Honor Society and lettered in three sports. He was the grandson of Joseph Hall Waring Hutchinson and Florence Huntington Bridge Hutchinson and James Allan and Maria Ross Heriot Allan, all of Summerville. He received a Senatorial appointment and was an honor graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with the class of 1958.

He is survived by his wife, Lydia; daughter, Susan Hutchinson, of Oakland, CA; son, the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Hutchinson and wife, Troy, of New Haven, CT; son, the Rev. Christopher Hutchinson, and wife, Kirstan, of Blacksburg, VA; and five grandchildren, Taylor, Hunter, Geneva, Claire and Joseph. He is also survived by his sister, Grace Chapman, of Columbia, SC and brother, Steve Hutchinson, of Sarasota, FL.

Commander Hutchinson served in the Naval Service for twenty years, primarily with the Submarine Service. He earned post-graduate degrees in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a qualified deep-sea diver. His naval service included tours in the Mediterranean Sea, Florida, Virginia, South Carolina, Connecticut, Guam, Scotland, Spain, Maryland, California, and the Pentagon. Following his naval service, he was the Vice President of a small high tech firm in Northern Virginia, serving as a project manager and director of marketing and development. 

While stationed in New London, Dwight met the love of his life, the former Lydia Somers Coleman, to whom he was married for 59 joy-filled years. Fully retiring in 1992, Dwight and Lydia moved to the Middletown Valley to an antebellum farmhouse they named Covenant Springs, where they raised champion Cairn Terriers and became involved as volunteers with a number of charitable and Christian organizations. He served on the boards of directors for the Historical Society of Frederick County, the Middletown Valley Historical Society where he served as president, and Middletown Main Street, as well as being honored as Middletown's "Grand Marshall" in 2018. Dwight was the Chairman of the Board of Deacons at Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church for almost twenty years, which recently named him Deacon Emeritus.

 Throughout his adult life, Dwight and Lydia were very active in their local churches, he as vestryman and lay leader with their Episcopal Church and later with the Presbyterian Church in America. A great lover of theology and history, Dwight also attended a number of Christian courses at Trinity Episcopal School of Ministry and wrote a large number of articles for his local congregation's newsletters. Dwight will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him, but who also, in Christ, look forward to seeing him again in the New Heavens and New Earth.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Deacon's Fund of Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church (faithreformed.org), or the Foundation of the Cairn Terrier Club of America (cairnterrierhealth.org). An outdoor Memorial Service will be celebrated at 10am on Saturday, July 11th, at Covenant Springs, 7400 Holter Road, Middletown, MD. Due to current health regulations, please RSVP to [email protected] by Wednesday, July 8th to receive instructions. The service will be recorded and posted online later for those unable to attend on Facebook, available by searching for "Dwight Hutchinson - Celebration of Life." Interment will follow at a later date at his family's site, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Summerville, SC. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

  Published in Charleston Post & Courier from Jul. 4 to Jul. 5, 2020

 

Russell Elian Vreeland (2nd Co) (7/4/20)

Update from Gordo (9/1/20)

The USNA Columbarium is finally re-opening. Russ' inurnment will be on Thursday 10 Sept at 1000. If you plan to attend please notify his daughter-in-law, Susan at either [email protected]  or 818-321-5064

 

Russ' obituary as published.  

 

William Newton Moore (1st Co) 7/3/20

Update 7/12/20

Commander William Newton Moore, USN (Ret.), 84, of Pompano Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on 30 June.  Born 24 September 1935 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, to Andrew Newton Moore and Verna Davenport Moore, he graduated from Hopkinsville High School as Salutatorian of the Class of 1953.  After one year at Vanderbilt University he received an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1958.  He earned an MS in Physics from the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1965 and an MS in Information Systems from George Mason University in 1993.  He was assigned to the USS Henry W. Tucker (DDR-875) and served until 1960 when he was ordered to the USS Springfield (CLG-7) which was deployed to the Mediterranean as Sixth Fleet Flagship.  His duties were Operations Assistant and Fire Control Division Officer.  He was qualified as Officer of the Deck (OOD) underway and served as OOD for in-port honors of foreign dignitaries. 

After several years on the USS Dewey (DLG-14), he was ordered to Bureau of Ships as Project Supervisor for the AN/BQS-11/12/13 Sonars being installed on the 594, 637 and 688 class submarines, and Director of the Fleet Sonar Office.  He was assigned to Naval Ordnance Systems Command as Project Manager where he oversaw a major upgrade to the AN/SPS-40 Air Search Radar.  Later at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) he was Division Director and Project Manager of the TRIDENT Sonar and Fire Control Division where he directed the development and production of the first sonar and fire control systems to be installed on the TRIDENT Submarine.   He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Meritorious Service Medal.

He retired from the Navy in 1978 and continued to support NAVSEA as a private contractor.  In 1985, he formed Acquisition Planning Corporation, later acquired by DDL Omni Engineering.  He provided support to Joint Forces Command in the areas of program management and logistics.   He retired from DDL in 2005.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Nona Johnson Jordan, with whom he traveled to every continent and 70 countries.  William is survived by two former spouses, Ruth Mary Seifert and Penelope Byrd; four children, Katherine McCormick (Bill), Teresa Moore, John Moore (Paula), and Paul Moore (Wendi); two stepdaughters, Kristin Collins and Jennifer Jordan-Grote (Joanna); and twelve grandchildren.  His sister Ann Hancock pre-deceased him this year.   Services and interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at date to be announced.

 

Daniel Byron Leonard, Jr. (24th Co) (6/29/20)

Update 9/2/21 

 Dan’s inurnment will be held at the USNA Columbarium on Wednesday 15 September at 1100. Plan on using Gate 8 to enter the grounds. There will be a luncheon at the USNA Club following the service. Please let Gordo know via  email ( Gordon Gerson <[email protected] ) if you intend to attend the luncheon.

Update 7/6/20

Captain Daniel B. Leonard, Jr., CEC, USN (Ret.), Newtown Square, PA, died on June 27, 2020. He was 84 years old. Dan was born to Daniel B. Leonard and Nellie May Jones of Lansford, PA. He was a standout in football and track at Lansford High School, where he graduated in 1953. In 2003, Dan was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame for his high school accomplishments in sports.

Dan graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, class of 1958, 24th Company, and was commissioned an Ensign, U.S. Navy.  Following two years of sea duty, he transferred to the Civil Engineer Corps (CEC), where he served twenty-four additional years of active duty military service. His Navy CEC career included five tours with the Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (SEABEES), two of which were in Vietnam. In over twelve years with the SEABEES, he held every position a CEC officer can fill, including having been Commanding Officer of NMCB SEVENTY FOUR (1974-1976). During his naval career, Dan lived and worked in thirteen countries across the globe, as well as in twelve states in the USA. He earned three degrees: Bachelor of Sciences at the USNA, Bachelor of Civil Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Master of Civil Engineering at Stanford University. His military decorations include Bronze stars with Combat "V" (two), Meritorious Service Medal (three), Joint Services Commendation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy "E" Ribbon, and the Vietnamese Service Medal with five campaign stars.

 He retired from the Navy in in 1984 as a Captain, in the position of Deputy Commander for Military Readiness (SEABEES). In his subsequent civilian career, Dan joined TRW, Inc. as a Construction Executive. He retired early from TRW to accept a position with Saudi Aramco as Project Director. He lived in Saudi Arabia for five years. Dan's work history was completed with Foster Wheeler USA Corporation where he was in Caracas, Venezuela for two years, as a Construction Project Executive.

Dan retired in 1999, and spent his last years traveling with his wife, Giovanna Adimari. They lived in Newtown Square, PA. Dan is survived by his beloved wife, Giovanna Adimari; his children, Daniel III (Corrine) and David (Jennifer), Vaughnlea Rene; and, grandchildren, Joshua, Daniel IV, David Jr., Michael, Talon, Chase, Xavier; and, granddaughter, Skylar. Memorial Services with military honors and inurnment at the USNA Cemetery will take place at a date TBA.

 

James Edward Lott (14th Co) (6/18/20)

December 19, 1932 - June 15, 2020

James Edward Lott, Age 87
, born in Heard County, Georgia, and a resident of Orange County since 1961, died June 15, 2020. Mr. Lott was a Navy veteran who served in the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW, Delaney Street Baptist Church, a Mason, a Shriner (Bahia Temple), and was retired from Lockheed Martin. 

Mr. Lott is survived by his children, Jeffrey Lott of Rutherfordton, NC; James Lott, Jr. of Iowa, LA; Eric Lott of Montross, VA; Donna Hooper of Orlando; Maria Guthrie of Orlando and Joey Bracciale of Key West. He also has nine grandchildren Brent Hooper, Cameron Hooper, Jenny Daley, Kristina Kadel, Viktoria Steiner, Colin Guthrie, Kaitlyn Guthrie, Kelsey Guthrie, Giovanni Bracciale as well as four great grandchildren. There will be a private family-only graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org) or Cornerstone Hospice (www.cornerstonehospice.org)

Arden Polhill, (Wife of Lee Polhill (19th Co)) (6/17/20)

Arden Polhill, wife of Lee Polhill  died on 12 June,  No more info at this time.

Floyd Carlyle Hissong, Jr.  (14th Co) (6/5/20)

Floyd C. Hissong, age 85 of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, and formerly of Upper Sandusky, Ohio passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at his home in Bunker Hill. He was born on June 9, 1935 in Amarillo, Texas to Floyd C. Sr. and Dorothia A. (Garber), both of whom are deceased. He married Margaret Jeannine Gottfried on July 31, 1969 and she survives. Floyd is survived a daughter Catherine (James) and 4 grandchildren, nephews Jeff Hissong, Robb Hissong, and niece Kerry Hissong. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Tommy of Findlay, Ohio.

 Floyd attended the Naval Academy in Annapolis and received his bachelor’s from Bowling Green State University. He was a retired teacher with Upper Sandusky Exempted Schools. Floyd was a member of Upper Sandusky Lions Club, a 40-year-member of Warpole Lodge #176 F&AM, McCutchen Chapter #96 Royal Arch Masons, Upper Sandusky Council #98 R&SM, Warpole Chapter #366 Order of the Eastern Star and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Toledo.  For hobbies he enjoyed puzzles, painting, and playing Uno with his grandchildren.  There was no visitation. Graveside services for Floyd C. Hissong were held Saturday, May 30th at 1:00PM at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Johnny Phillips officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Lodge of Upper Sandusky, John Stewart UMC, or Noah's Ark Rescue and can be sent to Lucas-Batton at 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.

Don Claus Leo (6th Co)

Rev. Don C. Leo, age 85, a resident of Windsor Park in Carol Stream, formerly a longtime resident of Wheaton, IL, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 9, 2020, surrounded by his family.  He was born October 3, 1934 in Dysart, Iowa to Walter E. and Rhoda M. Leo.

Don grew up on the family farm in Dysart and graduated from Dysart High School in 1953. After attending Grinnell College he was appointed to the Naval Academy, but after the sudden death of his father, he returned to the family farm to help his mother.  He went on to graduate from Iowa State University in 1958 and then from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, where he earned a Master's of Divinity Degree in 1962. 

During his time at Garrett, Don met Judy Barnsback while she was in nursing school. Following a brief courtship, they married on May 7, 1960. 

Don’s first church appointment with the United Methodist Church was to parishes in Radcliffe and Ellsworth, Iowa.  Three years later, the family relocated to Illinois where he served the Lemont United Methodist Church for 11 years.  They then moved to Wheaton in 1976 when Don was appointed to Gary Memorial United Methodist Church where he served until 1989. Having earned a second Master's Degree in Counseling in 1974 Don was then appointed by the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church to Midwest Career Development Service, where he counseled fellow clergy and pastoral candidates. In addition to serving the United Methodist Board of Ministries, for 25 years he also served as a part-time chaplain for Central DuPage Hospital.

Throughout his life, Don committed to serving his community as well. Most notably, he served on the Police Commission in Lemont, the Board of Outreach Community Ministries and Community Center in Carol Stream and the Red Cross, most significantly in Louisiana following the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Don had many passions in his life. He delighted in his family, often capturing activities on video. He loved travel and camping and was always tinkering with his RVs and other projects. He enjoyed sports all through his schooling, especially baseball, as a catcher winning the state championship his junior year.  He was a diehard Chicago sports fan, especially the Cubs. He loved reading and music, particularly singing. He also loved his morning coffee while reading “the funnies.” He was a proud ENFP. Most of all, he loved people.

Don will be remembered for his boisterous laughter, affirming nature, self-effacing humor, social activism and countless friendships. His love for Christ was evident to all who knew him and to know him was to be his friend.

In his own words "I want it to be remembered that I tried to live a life of love—that I tried to bring love and peace to any who needed it—and to be an instrument of peace in the manner of St. Francis' Prayer."

He is survived by his wife, Judy, four children, John (Jane) Leo of Wheaton, Susan Lowe of St. Charles, Joe Leo of Drake, Colorado and Peter (Laura) Leo of Matthews, North Carolina, seven grandchildren, Emily Leo, Maggie (Keith) Brinks, Daniel (Janel) Leo, Leah Lowe, Nathan Lowe, Erin Leo and Madeline Leo.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Ann Wayt, and his granddaughter, Jenna Lowe.

A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Gary United Methodist Church.

Memorial gifts may be directed to Gary Memorial United Methodist Church.

Family and friends may sign a guest book at hultgrenfh.com. For more information, please call Hultgren Funeral Home at 630-668-0027

 

James Lee Corder (3rd Co) 5/22/20

Update 8/8/21:

Jim's ashes will be placed in the USNA Columbarium on Monday 30 August at 1400 hrs. There will be a reception at the USNA Club immediately thereafter.

You are reminded that masks are required at the USNA Club.

 

James Lee Corder died on May 21, 2020. 

Update 5/29/20

Jim was born in Keota, Oklahoma January 12, 1936.  The family moved to Durant, Oklahoma once his father returned from WWII.  Jim attended Southeastern State College on a scholarship for one year, then the US Naval Academy, graduating in 1958.  Jim was in the 3rd Company, which won the Brigade Colors his second and first class years.

While at the academy Jim met Julia Draper of Centreville, Maryland on a blind date.  They were married in St. Andrew’s Chapel the day after graduation.  They had three children, Elizabeth (Beth) Corder Clark, Robert (Bob) Franklin Corder and Margaret (Meg) Corder Gersonde.  Jim and Julia have twelve grandchildren.

Jim served six years in the Navy; three on a destroyer, one year in graduate school receiving a Master’s Degree in Engineering at the George Washington University, and two years teaching engineering at the USNA.  He resigned his commission then worked for the Navy as a civilian mechanical engineer for thirty years.  During his last ten years as a civilian engineer, Jim was Deputy Director of the Machining Directorate earning two Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Awards.

In retirement, Jim and Julia moved to Back Creek in Annapolis.  Jim’s ambition was to help family and friends enjoy their leisure time.  Jim and Julia purchased acreage on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where they built the Pond House, installed two ponds, and various goose pits.  Jim loved hosting friends for goose and deer hunting as well as grandchildren for birthday parties and sleepovers.  Along with teaching his grandchildren how to fish, Jim also taught them how to crab.  He would catch and cook his own crabs whenever he could and would eat them any way they were prepared.

Jim and Julia enjoyed traveling.  He traveled to all fifty states and every continent except Antarctica.  Jim had been to over seventy countries and often said, “Not bad for a kid from Oklahoma who never dreamed he would cross the Mississippi River!”

Jim also frequently said, “If there’s anyone luckier than me, I’ve never met them.”  Jim was an organ donor and his body was cremated.  He will rest in the US Naval Academy Columbarium.

 

Robert William Flynn (10th Co) (5/11/20)

Obituary and Tribute

Robert W. Flynn, USNA Class of 1958, passed away after a prolonged illness on May 4, 2020, surrounded by loved ones.  Born in Brooklyn New York July 26 1934, Bob graduated from Fort Hamilton High School in in 1952.  He went to Brooklyn College for two years before transitioning to the Academy. 

After graduating as part of 10th company, Bob served as a Surface Warfare Officer on Active Duty.  This including serving onboard ships that helped rescue astronaut Gus Grissom in 1961.  He received a Master’s in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965.  After transitioning to the Navy Reserve, he went back to MIT and was awarded a Science Doctorate (ScD) in recognition of a substantial and sustained contribution to scientific knowledge beyond that required for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Bob was a professor of Physics at the University of South Florida in Tampa from 1967 until 2003, including time as Chairman of the Physics Department.  He was made professor emeritus upon retirement.  He was an expert on the effects on relativity on spacecraft navigation and in plasma physics.

Bob collaborated in a number of different areas, including advancing research on diving and the ability of humans to live underwater in pressurized environment.  He was an avid SCUBA and cave diver and held a number of records for underwater exploration.  He was also an amateur pilot of gliders and powered aircraft, and participated in spelunking, dancing, and sailing as other hobbies.

Bob lived in Florida and North Carolina toward the later portion of his life. 

He is survived by his wife Barbara, the mother of his children Maryellen children Tom, Maria, and Ann, stepchildren Robert and Heather, grandchildren Camden, Max, Saragail, Maddux and David, brother Noel, and sister Gail.  He was preceded by his parents, and his brother Thomas.   

Due to the current pandemic, a funeral could not be held.   There will be a memorial service at the Academy at a later date. 

 

Tribute to Bob From His Stepson Robert McLAy (5/11/20) 

 

2020 has been a year of loss.  We all I think are feeling it.  My very last post was about a friend who passed too early.  This one is about a man who lived an amazing life, but for whom forever would still have been too short.  

 

Robert Flynn, was the husband of my mother Barbara, father to Maria, Ann, and Tom, father figure to me, my sister Heather, and many others.  He was a Naval Officer, a physicist, a teacher, a family man, a father, grandfather, friend, a pilot, a diver, a dancer, an intellectual of the highest possible caliber, a kind soul, and simply put, one of the most amazing individuals I have ever known.  His absence leaves a hole in the universe that, with all due respect to the physics of which Bob was an aficionado, cannot be explained by the laws of nature.

 

It has been observed that children, particularly sons, can be defensive against their mother’s dating after a divorce.  I probably was guilty of that on occasion.  However, almost as soon as my mother met Bob, I was so happy that she had.  This was a man who clearly made her happy, who was kind to her, generous in every way, and who was worthy of her attention. “He never goes a day when he doesn’t give me a complement,” my mother said. It is also a testament to Bob, that he and my own father, David, became best of friends in time.  Bob was, simply put, someone anyone would have wanted as part of their family.I know I was very grateful to have him in mine.

 

Bob had a number of remarkable characteristics. I believe my mother was first hooked by his skill as a dancer. For my own part, I’ve always been a bit of an intellectual snob.  I have been privileged to know more than my share of people that could be called nothing less than genius.  Still, Bob was, hands down, the smartest person I have ever met.  His academic credits were obvious.  Naval Academy undergraduate.  (Class of 58 is great!).  PhD from MIT. He could do math problems in his head that I couldn’t accomplish with an open textbook, a tutor, and a supercomputer on speed dial.  But Bob wasn’t a niche intellect like some scientists.  I remember a story about someone once saying to his daughter Maria that “no one knows everything.”  “My father does," she said.  She wasn’t far from wrong.

 

My favorite example of this is that my biological family liked to play a game called “dictionary.”  We would find obscure words, and then make up definitions.  One had to guess which definition was correct to win the game.  I hope it is not too egotistical to say that the rest of us are no slouches for vocabulary.  We used the Oxford Unabridged (470 thousand words. I looked it up.)  Yet we could not play with Bob.  There simply was no word he did not know.  I remember the point at which my uncle, jokingly angry, threw him out of the game when Bob seemed incredulous that the rest of us didn’t know that a kea was a flightless, meat eating parrot that lives in New Zealand. (By the way, I had to look the word kea up again to render this story accurate).

 

But Bob was no shrinking violet of an intellectual.  He served on a destroyer in the North Atlantic, briefly taking command and fulfilling a lifetime ambition in doing so as a lieutenant.  Having reached that goal, he left for MIT, but stayed in the reserves, including with the Navy Diving Research Team.  Others correct me if I have this wrong, but I think he still shares some of the records for underwater living.  He took up cave diving, flying, gliders, spelunking, and many other forms of adventure.  He kept at them too, even in circumstances that would have scared off men less bold.

 

I remember a story he told of flying a glider over an area in which he could not catch an updraft and was convinced he was going to die in a crash.  He eventually managed an emergency landing in a swamp, but got stuck in a tree, worried that the final fall would do him in where the initial impact had not.  Eventually the glider crashed to earth, but it wasn’t really earth. It was swamp, and he began to sink into the water. The canopy was stuck and Bob was then convinced that he would drown after all that struggle.  He finally wedged it open and climbed out onto the wing.  Only to have to wait, surrounded by circling alligators, until rescue finally came.  He described this as an “off field landing”.  Oh and this was BEFORE he got me into a glider, so apparently he kept it up even after that experience.

 

Bob taught me many things.  He married my mother when I was already grown. Nevertheless, he served a fatherly role in my life, even though my own father is by no means a slouch in that department.  Bob led me into the Navy.  He taught me how to dive, helped teach me to fly, and lent me his plane and glider to do so when I would have otherwise been far too poor to manage it on my own.  He mentored me in many ways.  I’ve never known quite exactly how to call him.  I say “stepfather” but that seems an imposition on him considering my late age of “adoption.”  “Husband of my mother” seems far too distant for how close a role he played.  My favorite way of calling him came about when my own children were born.  He was “Grampa Bob,” a title that stuck permanently in my vocabulary when he and my mother came to live with us during a difficult year of fellowship. 

 

I think that is my fondest memory of him, my own children climbing on his lap.  It is the perfect image of love, wisdom, and grand stories passed to an ever expanding circle of family and of love.  Grampa Bob is greatly missed in our home.  I know he is missed just as much in many other places.  He is gone from this earth, and from pain, but he will never be gone from our hearts.  Fair winds and following seas, Grandpa Bob.

   

Lawrence Renwick Reid, Jr.  (3rd Co) (5/1/20)

Lawrence Renwick Reid, Jr., age 84, of Gainesville, passed away on April 27, 2020 of complications from pneumonia in Gainesville, Florida.  Visitation was held at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, Florida on Thursday, April 30, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. Funeral service were held at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell Florida on Friday, April 28, 2020 at 0900 AM.  Burial/Internment services are closed due to Executive Order.  Forest Meadows Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.

Larry was born in St Louis, Missouri to Lawrence and Leona Reid on January 18, 1936.  He attended high school at Sparta High School, in Sparta Illinois and graduated in 1953.  He earned a Bachelor Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1958, a BS Degree in Aerospace Science from Naval Post Graduate School in 1966, and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Old Dominion University in 1977.   He served in the United States Navy for 22 years, flying the P-3 Orion aircraft throughout the Pacific Theater, being awarded an Air Medal for missions flown during the Vietnam War from 1969-1971. He was further awarded Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation with 2 stars, National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with 4 stars, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal.

Larry retired from his beloved US Navy in 1980 while serving as the Executive Officer of the University of Florida ROTC Unit, transitioning to his next passion as a University of Florida Gator Football Fan and UF supporter.  After becoming a licensed CPA in 1980, he worked in the Regional Office of the Florida Department of Corrections as a comptroller for another 10 years, retiring in 1998.  He was actively involved in supporting youth sports programs.  He enjoyed the joys and frustrations of golf, achieving a Hole in One at the University Of Florida Golf Course in 2000. 

Larry Reid is preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Reid; his mother, Leona Reid; and his sister, Joy Reid.

Larry is survived by his beautiful wife, Rhea Reid of Gainesville, FL.  As well as his brother Richard Reid and his wife Carol; two sons and their wives, Randy and Monica Reid and Stephen and Saundra Reid; and his seven grandchildren, Jacob, Shiloh, Rossivel, Kevin, Shawn, John Paul, and Brian; his nephews and niece, Richard Reid, Blake Reid, David Hicks, Kim Hicks, and John Scheper.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 16 th Floor, New York, NY 10001. (alz.org)  Arrangements under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, Fl, 32609, 352-378-2528

 

Charles Jacob Bowne Jr. (8th Co) (5/29/20

Update 9/24/21: 

Reception Luncheon Carrol’s Creek Cafe

Severn Avenue, Annapolis (please RSVP if attending Luncheon

email or 443-994-7185)

Update 7/13/21 : A funeral service will be conducted at the USNA Chapel on 28 September at 1030.
It will be followed by an inurnment at the Columbarium.

Update 5/8/20

Captain Charles J. Bowne Jr., SC, USNR (Ret.), passed away on 23 April 2020 in Annapolis, MD.

Born in Washington, DC, in 1935, he was the son of Charles and Katherine Bowne. He graduated from St. Albans School (Washington, DC, 1953) and attended the University of Virginia for one year prior to entering the Naval Academy. He graduated in 1958 with a BS in Science and Engineering. He earned an MBA in Finance (Northwestern University, 1968).

Commissioned as a Supply Corps officer, tours included service aboard Hyman (DD-732), Newport, RI; COMINLANT, Charleston, SC; Supply Department, Naval Station, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Naval Electronics Supply Office, Great Lakes, IL; material officer, Naval Supply Depot, Navy Support Activity, DaNang, South Vietnam. He resigned from active duty (1969) and proudly served in the Ready Reserve, including four unit commands, retiring as a captain (1988). He received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster as commanding officer of Reserve units supporting the Defense Fuel Supply Center, Cameron Station, VA, and Defense Contract Administration Service Region New York, NYC. He also served on the LT/LCDR Selection Board, was a member of the 20th/21st Congressional District Service Academy Review Boards for 15 years and was a USNA Blue & Gold Officer for 27 years.

In 1970, Charles began a fulfilling 30-year career with Texaco, Inc. at their headquarters, first in the Chrysler Building (NYC) and later, in Harrison, NY. He worked in many finance positions and his interest in data processing led to specialization in information technology. Charles retired from Texaco as Senior Systems Coordinator (2000).

Upon retirement, Charles and Barbara made their home in Annapolis, MD. A proud member of the USNA Class of 1958, he enjoyed working as a USNA tour guide, volunteering at both the museum and the alumni association. He was also a member of the Naval Academy Chapel chorale.

Charles will be remembered for his love of family, music, reading, military history and USNA.

Charles is survived by his wife of 23 years, Barbara Ann Bowne; children, Wilbur “Bo” (Helen), Charles “Chris” (Sheila) and Elizabeth (John); two stepdaughters; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and his former wife, Bette. He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Thomas; and sister, Henrietta.

Funeral services and interment will be held at the Naval Academy, at a date to be determined.

Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the charity of your choice.

 

From Gordo (4/29/20:

We have now had our first. Charlie died of Coronavirus on 23 April. No further info.

George Dalton Myers, II (16th Co)

This info was provided by one of George's compatriots from the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP).  Although  somewhat dated, it gives a good idea of George's career. Updated info will be provided when received. 

From F

Jim Sandberg '69:  

The Society was saddened to learn of the “Last Flight” of CAPT George D. Myers, USN (Ret) (M) on 14 April 2020. He was 83 years old.

George was born 18 May 1936 in Cincinnati, OH. He graduated from Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, OH in 1954 before entering the United States Naval Academy the same year and earning a bachelor’s degree in Engineering in 1958.

He was involved in the field and carrier suitability of the A-4E auto throttle, which sensed the angle of attack with and without elevator input signal and included the first shipboard landing while aboard the USS Lexington. He was also involved in the first shipboard trials of the T-2B, testing included the determination of the minimum catapult end speed and maximum sink off the bow permissible at 10,400 lbs and associated shore-based tests.

Other aircraft testing included the C-2A, YAT-28E, OV-10A, US-2B, F-4G, F-8D and C-1A.

George joined SETP in 1966 while serving as a project test pilot in the Carrier Suitability Branch/Flight Test Division at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD.  Following two deployments flying the A-6, he joined General Electric Company in 1969 at Edwards Air Force Base, CA and flew engine development programs in the F-4, F-5, B-47 and B-52.

 

William Alexander Graham, Jr. (12th Co) (3/20/20)

Dr. William A. Graham, Jr. longtime Columbiana County Coroner, died suddenly at home, surrounded by his loving family, on March 8, 2020.  Born Oct. 12, 1936 in Chicago, IL,  He was a son of the late Colonel Wm. A. and Helen Graham. A lifelong love of learning led him to numerous degrees and certifications from many institutions where he received a number of awards and recognitions. He graduated in 1953 from University High School in Los Angeles, CA, and received a presidential appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, where he was a "Star" Honor Student for three years and was awarded his bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He was a Naval Aviator serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, where he had U.S. Naval Flight Training from 1958-1963 and served with Air Antisubmarine Squadron 38 from 1959-1963. As a Naval Aviator, he was recognized as a prestigious double-centurion, awarded for having successfully completed over 200 landings on a given aircraft carrier. He was a supply officer, electronics officer, assistant operations officer and an antisubmarine warfare plane commander.

 A 1967 graduate of UCLA, where he took pre-med courses, he then received his doctorate of medicine at The Creighton University School of Medicine, in Omaha, NE  where he served as class president and received the Lederle Fellowship for his studies in Electron Microscopy. He had a rotating internship at Orange County Medical Center in Orange, CA. He completed his residency in pathology in 1972 from LAC/USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. He received the L.A. Society of Pathologists, Inc. Award for presentation at the Fifth Annual Residents' Symposium. He pursued courses in math and computer science at California State College in Los Angeles and Pasadena City College in Pasadena, and completed Advanced Management Research International, Inc's Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Executives and Systems Analysis for Programmers.

In post-graduate education, he earned his Masters' degree in business administration from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, OH in 1990.   He received his licenses to practice medicine in Nebraska in 1967, California in 1968 and Ohio in 1973, and he had a National Board Certification in medicine as well as certifications in anatomic and clinical pathology, radioimmuno pathology, immunohematology, and dermatopathology. In the early 1970s, Dr. Graham was an instructor in pathology at the U.S.C. School of Medicine, lectured in pathology in the U.S.C. School of Pharmacy and in the post-graduate courses in pathology at the U.S.C. School of Medicine. He was head of the laboratory computer group and then staff pathologist in the autopsy department at LAC/USC Medical Center. He then served as an associate pathologist at San Clemente General Hospital and Palm Harbor General Hospital in California. 

From 1973 to 2001  he was director of laboratory and pathology at East Liverpool City Hospital, where he continued to serve as an associate pathologist for several years. He served as president of the medical staff at City Hospital in 1977, 1999 and 2000. He also served as director of the Certified Laboratory Assistants School at City Hospital. In the 1970s and 1980s, he served as a member of the board of trustees of the Ohio Association of Blood Banks and the Physicians Peer Review Association, Inc. He also was a member of the board of trustees at City Hospital from 1976 to 1987. He had served as a member of the board of trustees of the Greater East Liverpool Health Care Alliance since 1995. He was a  member of Phi Chi Medical Fraternity, Fellow College of American Pathology, Fellow American Society of Clinical Pathology and the American Medical Association,  He also was a member of Rotary International. In November 1989, he was elected Columbiana County Coroner, serving twenty-eight years, stepping down as Deputy Coroner due to health issues.

An avid athlete who enjoyed jogging, tennis, scuba diving and skiing, Dr. Graham also was devoted to his hobbies of electronics, computers, woodworking, and flying, having received his commercial pilot's license in 1964. He also enjoyed traveling outside of the USA with his wife, Mickey, visiting various countries, including China, Russia, Japan, Germany, Italy, and Peru. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Arlene "Mickey" Graham. Also, surviving are his children, Sandra Lynn, Richard Brian, David Jeffrey, Deanna Arlene Dysert and Russell David Dysert, along with 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. 

Per Dr. Graham's wishes, there will be no calling hours. His remains will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. with his parents while waiting for his wife to join him. Along with Mickey and his dog, Oliver, he will be sadly missed by all who truly knew him.

View Dr. Graham’s memorial webpage and send condolences online at: www.arnerfuneralchapel.com

James Albert Fredericksen (10th Co) (2/21/20)

Update 2/26/20

On February 18, 2020, Lt. Commander James Albert Fredericksen, USNR (Ret.) left to be with his Lord and Savior. Born January 22, 1934 in Galveston, Texas, “Jim” was the son of Robert E. and Ethel Mae Fredericksen.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Peggy Piper Fredericksen, daughter Pamela Burgeson, son Robert Fredericksen, grandson Zachary and wife Ashley Burgeson, granddaughter Nicole Fredericksen, great grandsons, Eli and Noah Burgeson sisters Nancy Fredda of Florida and Janet Maxwell of Galveston.

Jim was a 1953 graduate of Ball high School and a 1958 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He also held and MBA from the University of Houston. Jim’s kind heart, hearty laugh and corny jokes will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Viewing will be held on Thursday, February 27th from 6-8p.m. at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson with services at 1:00p.m. on Friday the 28th at First United Methodist Church of Dickinson. Burial to follow at Forest Park East with Military Honors.

For those who choose, donations may be made in honorarium to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in lieu of flowers.

Nancy’s Memories of Jim

 How I wish I could be there myself to tell you about my wonderful brother. Yes, God truly blessed me with Jimmy as my brother. When we were little I followed him around like a puppy dog. I had to learn  to climb trees, play baseball, play hide and seek and light fire crackers. As we grew up I was proud of all his activities at Stephen F. Austin and Ball High School. Being head of the R.O.T.C. brought out real pride. Of course, I was the one who helped him polish his brass for his uniform. ( A little known fact). How exciting it was when he was accepted to the class of 1958 at the United States Naval Academy. Little did I know how that accomplishment would affect my life. Jimmy loved his time as a midshipman. He made friends that would last a lifetime. His roommate would even become his brother-in-law. He also met the love of his life Peggy. He went on to serve on the destroyers USS Wilson, Dupont, and reserve ship USS Bauer. Also found time to teach at Alvin Community College. He worked for Brown and Root which took him to work in Durban, South Africa, Curacao, Venezuela, Thailand and other places I don’t know or maybe don’t remember. It was always much joy when my family and I came back to Texas and spent time with Jimmy”s family and my sister Janet and her wonderful family. My husband , Vic, loved fishing with the boys. Jimmy took us to his ranch to see his cows and horses. Most he named… My son Dan loved feeding the cows with cousin Bobby. Then there were the reunions with the 10th company 1958 graduates. We all enjoyed visiting with our friends in Portland, Oregon, Denver, Colorado, Nags Head, North Carolina, Key West, Florida, Virginia Beach, Virginia and Monterey, California.  Being together with him was always so special. Now we have grown old with loads of loving memories. God was so good to all of us. Now he has called Jimmy home. What joy he must be having with our Mom and Dad, Aunts and Uncles, cousins and many friends. He has left so much of himself here with all of us. A much loved wife Peggy, son Bobby, daughter Pam, Granddaughter Nicole, Grandson Zachary, Great Grandsons Eli and Noah and their sweet Mother Ashley. He put his heart and soul into his family.

 My thoughts in closing:

 Death takes the body

 God takes the Soul

 Our mind holds the memories

 Our hearts keep the love

 Our faith tells us that we will meet again.

                                                            Love to all, Nancy

 

George Joseph Jenkins, Jr. (10th Co) (2/12/20)

Update 2/22/20

George's family will have a private Mass and inurnment at the Naval Academy in late March.

Update 2/17/20

Commander George J. Jenkins, Jr. (Ret) passed away on February 7, 2020 at Patriots Colony in Williamsburg, Virginia
 with his wife, Patricia and children, Gregory and Jennifer Couvillon present.

He was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina.  He graduatedfrom Bishop England High School and completed one year at the College
of Charleston before being accepted into the Naval Academy in 1954.

After graduating from the Naval Academy with the class of 1958, he began his career in the surface Navy serving with COMCRUDESFLOT 4. 
 He also served aboard the USS Barney (DDG 6), USS Murray (DD 576), USS Cone (DD 866/Executive Officer), and USS Nitro (AE 23/Commanding
Officer).  He earned his Masters degree in nuclear physics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and later taught
physics at the Naval Academy.  While stationed at the Pentagon, he worked on the PHM (hydrofoil) program, and later fleet preparedness in London at Headquarters CINCUSNAVEUR.

Upon retiring in 1981 he worked for several government contractors primarily providing support for the PHM/hydrofoil program.  He is
survived by his wife Patricia, his son  Gregory, daughter Jennifer and one grandchild. 
He is  also survived by his sister Margaret Miller. 

 Interment and funeral plans not yet set.

In lieu of flowers,