FAYER, James Vernon
passed away peacefully at home on March 9, 2018 at .the age of 86. He was born on Febru ary 17, 1932 in' Purling, New York. In high school his roller skating skills were renowned and his pranks (assembling a hay wagon oh the school roof) were legendary. He served in the Navy from 1949 to 1953 and sailed on the USS Willard Keith (DD-775). As he roved to say he "fought " in the battle of Copenhagen, the battle of Paris, and so on for other major cities in Europe.
After his discharge from the Navy, he married Catherine "Cass" Pacelli in Camden, New Jersey. He and Cass welcomed four children into the world during the next four years while he simultaneously worked at RCA and attended Drexel to get his electrical engineering degree. He spent 45 years working at the Camden, New Jersey Plant as it transitioned from RCA to GE, Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin, and finally L-3 Communications. He rose from engineer through the management ranks to Chief Engineer' in ten years followed by Director of IPS Programs until he retired in 1998. Midway through that period, Jim and Cass were blessed with a fifth child, Kurt. After retirement, Jim and Cass split their time between Waretown, New Jersey, where he loved to fish with his " brother" Richard Degennaro, and Spring Hill, Florida, where he became a permanent resident of Timber Pines.
Jim was the consummate volunteer. He helped start Boy Scout Troop 166 in Ashland, New Jersey and served as its Scoutmaster for many years. He helped to start the Willowdale Swim Club as the second member. He helped to start St. Thomas Moore Parish. He was a very active member of 'the Cherry Hill Planning Commission and the Camden County Boy Scout Council. He was a Eucharist minister, serving residents in the local hospital. He helped many individuals through St. Vincent De Paul, Knights of Columbus, and multiple social clubs within Timber Pines. He loved to travel, play cards and board games and fish. He was never shy about engaging in political debates, but always maintained decorum and respect for others. For quiet times, he loved to listen to Strauss and, if lucky, dance a waltz with his wife.
He joins his son Kurt in heaven and is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Cass; sons, Michael and Thomas; daughters, Jaqueline and Pamela; and his grandchildren, Jarrett, Brandon, Trevor, Chloe, Kendall, Kur.t, Clara, Noel, and Elizabeth.
Merritt Funeral Home Spring Hill, Florida
Clayton Rand Adams
Clayton Rand Adams, 83 BRUNSWICK -- Clayton Rand Adams, 83, of Brunswick, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at a local hospital. He was born in Westbrook on May 16, 1925, the son of Ernest Clayton and Harriet Pettingell Adams. Clayton was educated in Westbrook schools and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1943. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1947; he spent the next 23 years as a career naval officer. He was awarded the Professional degree in Naval Engineering from M.I.T. in 1952 and received Submarine Officers training at the Naval Submarine School in Groton, Conn., graduating in 1953. He served as an engineering duty officer in the Navy with assignments in the field of submarine design, construction, and overhaul. Early in his career he served on the destroyer USS Willard Keith and the submarine USS Ray. Later tours of duty included those at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif.; Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va.; the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Ships in Washington, D.C.; and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H. He retired from the Navy at Portsmouth in 1970 at the rank of Commander, at which time he was Design Superintendant of Submarines. He subsequently joined the faculty of the School of Engineering at UMass Amherst where he conducted research on ocean thermal gradients and taught ocean engineering and naval architecture courses. As he always identified strongly with his Maine heritage, he was delighted to return to his beloved state of Maine in 1976 when he joined the Engineering Department at Bath Iron Works. While at B.I.W. he was a Principal Engineer for the Navy's AEGIS guided missile cruiser and destroyer programs; he received an AEGIS Excellence Award for his outstanding contributions. He retired in 1992. He often joked that he was a man of many facets and he truly was. He was passionately interested and engaged in genealogy and history, especially the history of Maine, where all of his Adams ancestors have lived since 1650. His dedication to genealogical research and publication extended way beyond documentation of his own family lines. An enthusiastic member of the Maine Genealogical Clayton Rand Adams Society (MGS), he was a director for several terms, president for 11 years, and contributing editor to the society's journal. He wrote prodigiously for all the society's publications, including nearly 184 family histories in the 10 volumes to date of the Maine Families in 1790 series. He belonged to many historical and genealogical societies in New England, New York State, and Ontario and contributed articles and queries to many regional and national genealogical journals. He corresponded with genealogical friends and contacts all over the country and spent many happy hours immersed in his work at archives and courthouses around Maine and New England, especially the Maine Historical Society. Since 1976 he has been an active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brunswick where he served as acolyte, lay reader, chalice bearer and member of the vestry. He will be remembered at St. Paul's for his memorization and spirited delivery of scripture readings. He was an avid football fan, following particularly closely the teams with which his son was associated. He was especially thrilled and proud to attend the 2005 Super Bowl. Other interests included reading on a broad variety of topics, gardening, politics, and the stock market. Above all, he was a loving father and husband, a gentleman, and a kind man. He had a smile, friendly greeting, or good-natured quip for nearly everyone he met. His naval training and background influenced his life and defined him in many ways: discipline, order, precision, punctuality, and a commitment to excellence in everything he did. He was predeceased by his parents; his infant son, Mark; and his brothers Roger and Dwight. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nancy Farrell Adams; his son, Ernest C. Adams of Brookline, Mass., daughter, Sarah J. Adams of Arlington, Mass.; a niece and eight nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Maine Historical Society in Portland or St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Brunswick.
Robert H. Ailes (1935-2009)
Born in San Francisco, California, Rear Admiral Ailes attended public schools in Virginia, Washington, D. C., California, Pennsylvania, Hawaii and Rhode Island. He attended the United States Naval Academy graduating and being commissioned on 7 June 1957.
Sea assignments include duty as CIC officer on the USS WILLARD KEITH (DD 775), as Operations Officer of the USS CONYNGHAM (DDG 17) and Commanding Officer of the USS HAMMERBERG (DE 1015) and USS VIRGINIA (CGN 38) in the U. S. Atlantic Fleet; and Executive Officer of the USS LONG BEACH (CGN 9) and USS SOMERS (DDG 34), Commanding Officer of the USS BROOKE (FFG 1) in the U. S. Pacific Fleet. In addition, Rear Admiral Ailes served as Operations Officer on the Staff of Destroyer-Division 222.
Shore assignments include postgraduate education at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, California, where Rear Admiral Ailes received a Masters Degree in Operations Analysis; Nuclear Engineering Training at Bainbridge, Maryland, and West Milton, New York; duty as Commanding Officer and Director of the Officer Department of the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School at Mare Island, California; duty in Washington as the Director of the Naval Forces Division in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Analysis, Director of the Anti-Air Warfare Division in the Office of the Director for Naval Warfare and Director, Surface Combat Systems Division in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Surface Warfare. Rear Admiral Ailes was also Deputy Commander for Weapons and Combat Systems of the Naval Sea Systems Command. He was also on the faculty of George Mason University.
Rear Admiral Ailes is the son of Rear Admiral and Mrs. John W. Ailes of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is married to the former Clara Swift of Arlington, Virginia. They have two children: Susan and Lynn.
In addition to all of this, he also participated in the Couples Night Out show at the Naval Yard each year with my aunt and loved hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her. They have been married for 51 years.
Henry D. Ainley VIRGINIA BEACH
Henry David Ainley, 89, of Catalina Avenue, passed away July 9, 2005, at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Henry was born Feb. 12, 1916, in Delores, Colo., the son of the late Rev. Henry William Charles Ainley of Owston Ferry, England and Bertha Eugene Scrivner of Rockport, Texas. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in February 1932 at Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a chief machinist mate during World War II and retired in 1956 with 24 years of service. Mr. Ainley served aboard the USS Cincinnati, USS Strong, USS Willard Keith, USS Sampson, USS Arkansas, USS Holland, USS Sierra, USS Fremont, Sub Group 3, Charleston, S.C. and Fleet Park, Norfolk. Henry was a charter member of Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church, serving many years as treasurer and deacon, Past Master of Lynnhaven Masonic Lodge No. 220, Virginia Beach, a member of Sears Retirees Club after working at Sears Norfolk Warehouse for 24 years and a member of the local AARP Chapter. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marion Elizabeth Wylie Ainley; son, Henry David Ainley Jr. and family of Texas; daughter, Donna Jean Ainley Rinald and her husband Louis and family of Mathis, Texas; Darrel Lee Ainley and his wife Judy and family of Brenham, Texas; son, Wesley Brian Ainley and his wife Mary Jeanette and family of Montpelier; Kathryn Allison Ainley Brandon and her husband Ed and family of Grenada, Miss.; Kenneth Bruce Ainley and his wife Doreen and family of Chesapeake; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home and Crematory, 6329 Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk. A funeral will be conducted at Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Ronald Lee officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Hampton Roads Chapter, No. 20 Interstate Corporate Center, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502-4006. Personal condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodlawngroup.com
Donald S. Anderson
Donald S. Anderson, 76, of Southern Trail, Myrtle Beach, SC, died Monday (February 9, 2009) at Waccamaw Community Hospital. Mr. Anderson was born in Manchester, a son of the late Eric A. and Gertrude Sperber Anderson. He was a graduate of Rockville High School in Rockville, and served four years in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Anderson worked for Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, for 38 years and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC in 1995 to enjoy retirement. Surviving are his wife, Jane Pratt Anderson of Myrtle Beach, one daughter, Carla Feigley and her husband, Richard, of Baltimore, MD, one son, David Anderson and his wife, Claudia, of Montana, one grandson, Eric Anderson of Montana, two brothers, Lawrence Anderson of Tolland, and Norman Anderson of Stafford Springs. Memorial services will be
private. Memorials may be sent to Regency Hospice, 11943 Grand Haven Drive, Suite A. Garden City, SC 29576.
R. A. (Al) Anglin 81 of Judsonia, Arkansas sailed away to be with his Lord on April 29, 2009. Al was born February 29, 1928. Al was the greatest man we have ever known, he left behind a legacy that set an example for all.
Al was a leap year baby born in Hamilton, AL on February 29, 1929. He only let us celebrate his birthday every four years. He reminded us that he was not 81 years old but only 20. Al was a retired Auto Body Shop Manager but he never retired from working. He lived for 50+ years in Arkansas in Piggott, Heber Springs, and Judsonia. He lived every day to the fullest, including his last day with us. He fascinated us with his stories of childhood, trips with our Mom, Navy days, airplane stunts, motorcycle and car racing; we just didn’t ever hear enough of the stories he told. He was a member of The Apostolic Church of Judsonia. He proudly served in US Navy, WWII, 1946-1948 on the USS Williard Keith. He was well respected by all his peers and he was a mentor for many young men. Proceeded in death by his wife of 58 years, Rosey (Ethridge) Anglin, and parents, Morg and Aszlee (Yielding) Anglin.
He is survived by Children; Steve Anglin and wife, Cindy, of Judsonia, Beverly Zuloaga and husband, Arturo, of Judsonia, Pamela Hardy and husband, Chuck, of Heber Springs; His siblings, James Ballard of Charlottesville, VA, Lorene Glaser of Phoenix, AZ, Lucille Ethridge of Mesquite, NV and Nell Helton of Kennett, MO. His grandchildren, of Judsonia, Louis Anglin, Terri Chapman, Lynn Baker, Lydia Zuloaga, Abigail Zuloaga Caleb Zuloaga and Sarah Burger and Andrew Hardy of Heber Springs; His great grandchildren, Emily Chapman, Gracie Chapman, Nicole Green, Michael Burris, Stevie Anglin, Cameron Hardy and Caden Burger.
Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Friday, May 1, 2009 at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home of Searcy, AR.
Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home chapel.
Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Garden Cemetery in Searcy, Arkansas
Leo C. Baker,
Age 69, of Cross Lake, Minn. and formerly of Green Bay, died Thursday, December 30, 1999 in an Arizona Hospital. He was born July 13, 1930 in Green Bay to the late Joseph and Alice (Sullivan) Baker. During the Korean Conflict, Leo served aboard the USS Willard Keith. He and been a member of the D.A.V. Drum and Bugle Corps and had also been a member of the Cross Lake, Minn. VFW Post #501. On November 15, 1952 he married Vera Jean Bunker, mother of his four children. Leo owned and operated Baker
installation for 5 years, worked at H.J. Martin for 5 years and was with Zeise Construction for 15 years. He had also been employed with Young Glove in Sioux City, Iowa until retiring in 1995. Leo enjoyed working in his wood workshop, traveling and Packer football. He is survived by his three sons, Tom
(Karen) Baker, Terry (Tammy) Baker, all of Green Bay, Randy (Patty) Baker of Reedsville; seven grandchildren, Kristi, Staci, Josi, Trisha, Traci, Taylor and Amber; three brothers, Clyde "Boots" (Marilyn) Baker of New Franken, Benjamin (Doris) Baker, Timothy (Carol) Baker all of Green Bay; two sisters
Mary (Bob) Paters, Beatrice (Skip) Hammond all of Green Bay, and a special friend Edith Robbins of Cross Lake, Minn. also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael; two sisters, Patricia Baker and Marge Wagnitz. The family of Leo Baker will receive relatives and friends at Blaney
Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave. from noon until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Msgr. James Feely officiating.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.
Arthur John Bartlow
57, of Cedar Terrace Trailer Court, Waverly, N.Y., died unexpectedly, Saturday, Oct. 15, 1988 in Rochester, N.Y. He was born June 12, 1931, in Sayre, Pa., son of the late Arthur L. and Evelyn Chilson Bartlow. He was the husband of Shirley Jordan Bartlow. Mr. Bartlow was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the U.S. Navy aboard the Destroyer Willard Keith #DD775. He was self-employed proprietor of Bart’s Heating Service. Mr. Bartlow was a member of the New Albany VFW Post and the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club. He is survived by his wife at home, four sons, Johnny, Ricky, Michael and Robert Bartlow; two daughters, Miss Joan Barltow, Rome, N.Y.; Mrs. Terry Susan) Doane, Elmira, N.Y.; two brothers Donald Bartlow of Milan; Carl Bartlow of Maine, N.Y.; one sister, Mrs. Mike (Doris) McKernan of Monroeton; one aunt, Mrs. Hazel Chapman, Chemung, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Ave., Waverly, N.Y., from 2-4 p.m. to 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Edward Foy, pastor of the St. James Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be in the Hatch Hill cemetery, New Albany. –Towanda Daily Review.
Marcel Lionel Beaudet, Sr.
Died on Saturday at Manchester Memorial Hospital. He was born in Woonsocket, R.I., Dec. 4, 1938, and lived the last 15 years of his life in Manchester Conn.. He was a 22 year vetern of the U.S. Navy and served 3 tours in Viet Nam.
He was the recruiting officer in the Manchester area for the last six years of his military service. He was employed by the Bolton School system since his retirement from the navy till his illness and death. He was a member of the fleet reserve and the Army/Navy Club of Manchester. He was also a member of the VFW. He leaves one child Marcel Lionel Beaudet, Jr. by his first wife Norma Florence Boyd (Ferone) (Jahnke). His second wife was Yvonne Milardo. He was survived by five sisters: Doris Violet, Connie Bacon, Claire Brunelle and Estelle Lapierre all of Woonsocket, R.I. and Murial Chretian of Manville, R.I. He was buried with military honors at East Cemetary, Manchester Ct. He died of metastatic cancer to the brain, source unknown. Obituary in Hartford Courant Nov. 1986 Text in Biography. DATE 4 DEC 1938 Woonsocket, R.I. DATE 20 SEP, 1986 Manchester, Ct. BURIAL PLACE Manchester, Ct.
Marvin G. Behrends,
88, were held Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Heritage Baptist Church in Tenino, Washington at 6:00 p.m. Graveside rites preceded the service at Mills and Mills Cemetary in Tumwater, WA at 4:00 p.m. Rev. Scott Peace officiated. Pianist Kim Peace was accompanied by vocalists Kevin and Megan Caster.
Casketbearers are grandsons, Caleb Jaren, Jesse Jaren, Kurtis Engelson, Kyle Engelson, and sons-in-law, Bill Roche and Phil Jaren, John Carson, and John Engelson. Honorary casketbearers are grandsons Adam Slifer, Matt Slifer, Joshua Jaren and Jonathan Carson. Military honors were provided
Marvin Guy Behrends was born January 12, 1923 at Buffalo Center, Iowa to Martin and Jenny (Letcher) Behrends. He attended Buffalo Center Consolidated School where he graduated in 1941. He enlisted and served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1948 during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He continued his military service to his country in the Navy Reserve until he retired after serving 20 years. He worked as aq meat cutter at the Olympia Reserve Fleet and later at the Ft. Lewis commissary.
Marvin and Lois (Gray) Behrends were married April 12, 1949 at Ramsey Reformed Church, rural Titonka, Iowa. The couple had four daughters, Marilyn, Gloria, Marcia and Paula. Marvin and Lois moved from Iowa to Washington in 1955 They were married for 62 years. Marvin loved baseball, especially the Mariners
Marvin is survived by his wife Lois of Tenino and his children, Marilyn and husband, Bill Roche of Frankfort, Kansas; Gloria and husband John Carson of Dana Point, CA, Marcia and husband Phil Jaren of Banc roft, Iowa; and Paula and husband John Engelson of Stanwood, WA. Sister, Donna White of Salt Lake City, UT and sister-in-law Sylvia Behrends of Olympia, WA .Also eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, three sisters, and one grandson.
CDR Carl Richard Berquist
WILLIAMSBURG — Carl Richard (Dick) Berquist, Captain USN, Retired, 88, died peacefully in Williamsburg, Va., on May 1, 2009.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Alicia Farley of New Brunswick, N.J.; and his parents, Carl J. Berquist and Ida L. Johnson Vanderson, lastly from New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He is survived by his brother, Robert L. Berquist of New York; sister, Natalie B. Saunders of New Jersey; three sons, Carl Richard Berquist Jr. Of Williamsburg, William Eric Berquist of Palo Alto, Calif., Jon Robert (Jack) Berquist of San Francisco, Calif., along with their spouses; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Stuart Carlton Bowen
BOWEN KING - Stuart Carlton Bowen, age 69, of King, NC, husband of Karen Frazer Bowen, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at his home. He was born in Halifax County, VA on August 26, 1941 to Garnie Stuart and Ruby M. Tharpe Bowen. Mr. Bowen served in the United States Navy and retired as an Executive from AT&T Phone Company. He was successful in numerous consulting and corporate positions and was most recently affiliated with Carolina Farms & Homes; and enjoyed Bluegrass Music with friends and family. Mr. Bowen is survived by his loving wife, Karen; one son, Richard Allen Bowen of Marion, VA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wendy and John L. Dearmin of Pilot Mountain and Beverly and Stan Roady of Plano, TX; his father, Garnie Stuart, of Richmond, VA; two sisters, Janet Clark and Kathryn and Nicholas deKrafft, both of Midlothian, VA; six grandchildren, Trista Bowen, Katie Bowen, Bo Lewis, Hannah Lewis, Marc Lewis and Jessalyn Uhrin. He also had several step-children, and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, whom were dear to him. Mr. Bowen was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby M. Tharpe Bowen. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Cox-Needham Funeral Home and Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Salisbury National Cemetery with full Military Honors. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Cox-Needham Funeral Home of Pilot Mountain (www.coxneedham.com, www.facebook.com/coxneedham is respectfully serving the Bowen family.
Edward F. Campbell
was born and raised in Philadelphia. After school, he served in the Merchant Marines for a while, then to the Navy to 'see the world'. On the destroyer, USS WillardKeith, he headed for the Korean War. Fortunately, truce was declared and the ship set out for an "all expense paid" world cruise . Ed was proud of his service and deeply enjoyed the ship reunions in his later years. From the computerized world of aiming & firing of the big guns, he developed a life long interest in electronics. He loved tinkering with and fixing things. He was an early owner of a home computer. About this time, Ed became the proud Dad of son, John. Ed became an electrical mechanic with the Washington Metro Subway System and retired in 1997 In 1998, Ed and wife Betty moved to Cabin Point where they fell in love with the area and vowed never to leave. Ed enjoyed the social life here, his family and friends, beach vacations, Florida in the winter and yard sales. He was a fanatic about watching basketball (which he played in high school) and football. He both hated and loved the Redskins. Most of his life he owned a cat or two. In June of this year, he was told he had Multiple Myeloma. Shortly thereafter he asked for a female kitten. Along side Betty, John & other family members, Foxy Lady was with him when he passed from this life.
Ed is survived by his wife, Betty; son, John Campbell; step daughters Nora Edelen (Michael) and Barbara Healey (Michael), step-sons, Lars Eckard (Maria), James Eckard and William Eckard; five step-grandchildren and six step grandchildren.
Milford "Mike" Casteel
August 01, 2005
Milford "Mike" Casteel, 75, of 76 Lexington Parkway, died Monday at Berkshire Medical Center.
Born in Aurora, Neb., on Oct. 26, 1929, son of John A. and Edith Casteel, he was a 1947 graduate of Delavan Community High School in Delavan, Ill.
He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1957 and a master's degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1964.
He served in the Navy during the Korean War on the USS Willard Keith and USS LST 980.
Mr. Casteel was employed by GE as a manager of quality assurance, retiring in 1990 after 30 years of service.
He was a member of the Navy League, the USS Willard Keith Reunion Association and the US LST Association.
He and his wife, the former Carolyn Carlson, were married on Aug. 28, 1954.
Besides his wife, he leaves four sons, Michael Casteel of New London, Conn., Andrew Casteel of Ledyard, Conn., Geoffrey Casteel of Waltham and Matthew Casteel of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Jean White of Amherst, and four grandchildren.
FUNERAL NOTICE -- Graveside services for Milford R. Casteel will be Thursday at 11 in Pittsfield Cemetery with the Rev. Chuck Young officiating. Friends are asked to meet inside the cemetery gates at 10:45.
Calling hours will be today, Wednesday, from 4 to 7 at the WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME. Among survivors are his granddaughters, Zena Casteel, Cora Casteel, Isabella Casteel and Katrina Casteel, and two daughters-in-law, Kathryn C. Carey and Kazuko S. Sagawa.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home, 220 East St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.
Norman Ray Clark
CLARK, Norman Ray May 12, 1928 May 3, 2012 This past Thursday, Norman Ray Clark continued on his journey, passing from this place to the next, just shy of reaching his 84th birthday. He was born in a small rural community in Hocking County, Ohio, a few miles south of Lancaster, to Elizabeth Burns and Elmer Ray Clark, growing up in nearby Buena Vista amidst a loving family that included his grandparents, Thurman and Lucy Williams, and the rest of his extended family. He learned at an early age the value of the hard work and determination needed to make his way through the fields and on the farmlands that were part of the landscape in the heartland of the Great Depression, and then later in life. In 1947 Norman reported to Circleville to join the United States Navy, where he eventually served aboard the U.S.S. Willard Keith.While the Keith was embarked on a good will tour in 1948, she made a stop in Brighton-Hove, England, where, after Norman and other sailors from the Keith had their tea in the banquet hall at the Royal Pavillion, a woman asked him if he would like to meet the Queen Mother.He was brought with another sailor into a large ornate room where the Queen Mum said she was there on holiday with her girls.They exchanged pleasantries about the weather and places Norman might want to visit while on liberty. Discharged in 1949 Norman found his way back to Ohio and the love of his life, Mary Elizabeth Scott.They were wed on Aug. 28, 1950, by the Reverend Dewey Scott, Mary's father, after Norman had a secured a position at the Boys Industrial School there in Lancaster.He later went to work as an executive for Schwerman Trucking Company, and was transferred to Milwaukee, WI, where he and Mary raised their family at their 10-acre "Gentleman's Farm" in nearby New Berlin. Norman, Mary and their six children ventured from the frigid winters of Wisconsin to the sunny shores of Florida in 1968 when they took up residence in Largo, just inland from Indian Rocks Beach where Norman and his good friend and business partner Bob Weicker established the small but successful real estate brokerage and investment firm of CBC Realty, through which they bought, sold and developed residential and commercial properties through the 1970s and 1980s. Norman also taught himself about the stock market, applying the lessons about hard work and determination he had learned as a young man back in rural Ohio to trading in equities and options on Wall Street. These are the things he did to provide for his family, but his main job was as loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother to the many people who had the honor and privilege of having him along on their own journeys through life. The last leg of his journey brought him and Mary to Brooksville in 1991 where they shared their home among the rolling hills and countryside that was so familiar to them. Norman's true heart stayed with Mary when he was called to disembark for his final tour of duty. She remains behind to someday join him and their daughter, Donna who had made that journey so many years before. Mary is comforted by their surviving children, Janet Kato, Douglas, Gregory, Michael and Bret Clark, and their youngest, Kimberly; along with their grandchildren, Jennifer, Donna, Kelly, Christina, Elliot, Carin, Ashleigh, Michael Dallas, Joseph, Brittany, Kaitlin, Kari and Kayla; and Norman's surviving brothers and sisters: Patty, Donald Warner, Sarah, Carl, Donald, Linda, Cathy and, of course, Dick Clark. Brewer & Sons
Died: February 28, 2015
Ronald Cline, age 82, of Galloway, passed away February 28, 2015. Member of Westside Freewill Baptist Church where he was a greeter. U.S. Navy Veteran of Korean Conflict. Retired from GM as a welder with 42 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Hilliard Post 614 and Avery Lodge 493 F&A.M. Survived by loving wife of 61 years Patricia, children Bradley (Nancy) Cline, Pamela Cline Burns, Vicki (Michael) Karaffa and Kathy Ann Cline, brother Jerry (Linda) Cline, grandchildren Thomas Cline, Kristen (Matt) Vitartas, Jason Karaffa and Zachary Karaffa, great grandchildren Arianna Vitartas and Gavin Cline, numerous loving relatives and friends. Family will receive friends 2-4 pm & 6-8 pm Wednesday at the TIDD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, OH 43026. Funeral service will be held 11 am Thursday at Westside Freewill Baptist Church, 3261 Fisher Rd., Columbus, OH 43204 with Tim Boyd officiating. Graveside service will be held 1 pm Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Westside Freewill Baptist Church
Paul V. Davis
Senior Chief (USN Ret.) Paul V. Davis, Senior Chief (USN Ret.), 60, ended his earthly tour of duty January 5, 2008. Paul was born April 29, 1947, to Vernon and Kaye (Bobb) Davis in Salt Lake City, Utah. He proudly served in the United States Navy for 20 years. He taught at the Naval Nuclear Power School, Bainbridge, Md. (1971), the Nuclear Power Training Unit, Idaho Falls, Idaho (1971) and the Nuclear Power Training Unit, Windsor, Conn. (1983- 1986). He also served on the USS Willard Keith (1970), USS Puffer (1971- 1977), USS California (1980-83) and USS L. Y. Spears (1986-1989). On June 5, 1983, he became a father to Allison E. Davis and raised her as a single parent until his marriage to Christine R. Robinson in 1993. Paul enjoyed NASCAR racing, golf, crossword puzzles, a good smoke and a fine drink. He was the most wonderful father and friend. Tough on the outside, but tender and loving inside, a true Navy Man, Paul will be sorely missed. Remaining here to carry on are Paul's wife, Christine Davis, Shawnee, Kan.; daughter, Allison Davis, Lenexa, Kan., and her fiance' Alan Larsen; daughter, Laura Young, Shawnee, Kan., and her husband, Robert; son, C. Daniel Robinson, Overland Park, Kan.; son, Cliff Robinson, Kansas City, Mo., and his wife Cathi, along with seven grandchildren: Emily, Katherine, Michael, Zachary, Zane, Alexandra and Julie. Paul also leaves behind family in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho: mother, Kaye Davis, sister, Kathleen Taylor, nieces Heather Solsvik and Shannon Coles, and great-nieces Ashleigh and Haleigh Coles. He was preceded in death by his father, G. Vernon Davis. May Fair Winds and Following Seas carry you Home. We love you. A memorial service for Paul will be held Thursday, January 10, at 7 p.m. at Shawnee Park Christian Church, 16500 Midland Dr., Shawnee, KS 66217. A memorial fund is in place at UMB Bank in the name of Paul V. Davis.
Published in the Kansas City Star on 1/8/2008.
Charles (Charlie) Delory, 93 of Plymouth passed away on April 1, 2008 at the Colonial Nursing Home, in Weymouth after a long illness. Mr. Delory was born in Brockton. He was the son of the late Joseph Delory and Elizabeth Bleakney Delory. He graduated from Weymouth High School in 1932. During the depression he worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Vermont. He served in the Navy in Okinawa during World War II on the USS Willard Keith. In 1948 he joined the Weymouth Police Department. He was past president of the Police Association and also co-founder and past Commander of the George R. Bean Post (American Legion) in Weymouth. After retiring from the police department, he worked at General Dynamics for several years. He resided in Weymouth for 65 years before moving to Plymouth. He wintered in Bradenton, FL. He was an avid golfer and bridge player and was a member of the Plymouth Country Club for many years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Irene Cowett Delory. Devoted father of Diane Cody and her late husband William of Weymouth, Janice Roberts Still and her husband Frank of Whitman, Jill Chmielinski and her husband Henry of Plymouth, Charles Chuck Delory, Jr. and his wife Julie of Waldoboro, Maine, Jody Duncan and her husband Jeff of Weymouth. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was the beloved brother of Catherine Lyman and the late Mary McLean, Margaret Maines, John Delory and the grandfather of the late Lynda Cody. Funeral from the McDonald Funeral Home, SO. WEYMOUTH at 809 Main St. (Rt.18 Opp. So. Sh. Hospital) Sat. at 8:30 A.M. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church (Weymouth Landing) at 9:30 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Interment to follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Weymouth. Visiting hours Fri. 4-8. Donations may be made in his memory to The American Heart Association, 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA, 01701. mcdonald-funeralhomes.com
William M. Duggan,
SCARBOROUGH - William M. Duggan, 74, died peacefully May 16, 2005, at home after a long illness. He was born in Whitinsville, Mass., a son of Maude (Murray) and Patrick T. Duggan. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in Milford, Mass., Class of 1949.
In 1951, he joined the Navy and served as a Radioman on the USS Willard Keith. Bill circumnavigated the globe and, while in northern European waters in 1952, Bill and the Willard Keith performed rescue and escort duties, assisting the crippled SS Flying Enterprise before the ship broke apart and sank in heavy seas. The incident gained the U.S. Navy international attention at the time. In 1954, after his service in the Navy, Bill moved to New York City where he was employed at Diamond International Corporation as a computer programmer and late became the Data Operations Manager. While in NYC he met and married Elaine Hope Marks. The Duggans moved to Bangor, in 1969, where the couple raised their two children, Maureen and Patrick. Bill retired to Scarborough, in 1989. Bill was an avid New England sports fan and was delighted to see the Red Sox win the World Series in his lifetime especially on his and Elaine's wedding anniversary. Bill also enjoyed watching and playing golf and was proud of having had a hole-in-one at Hermon Meadows Golf Course in 1975. He loved horse racing and was a frequent visitor to Scarborough Downs where he proved that even $2 bets can be lucrative.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, Maude and Patrick T. Duggan; sisters, Gertrude Brennan and Marion Bohn; and a brother, Raymond Duggan. He is survived by his devoted wife of more than 42 years, Elaine, of Scarborough; daughter, Maureen Leann Duggan of Portland; son, Patrick Thomas Duggan and Lisa Heronimus of Hollis; a brother, James P. Duggan of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; a sister, Patricia MacNamara and her husband, Tom, of Meridian, Conn.; sister-in-law, Leann Marks of Falmouth; sister-in-law, Connie Delmonaco and her husband, Ralph, of Bradenton, Fla.; brother-in-law, Roy Bohn of Albuquerque, N.M.; nieces, nep-hews and his granddog, Zach. There will be no visiting hours or service. Duggan will be buried at sea in a private ceremony. Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home, South Portland. In appreciation of the compassionate and expert care Bill received in the last year of his life, the family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: VNA, Home Health Care, a non-profit home care and hospice organization serving the families of Cumberland and northern York Counties, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, ME 04106
Dossie J. East "D.J." ,
age 94 of Warren, MI died April 15, 2015.
He is the beloved husband of the late Adeline; the loving father of David (Kathleen), Nancy (Kenneth) Martin, Philip, Melody, and the late Mark (Mary); proud grandfather of Melissa, Kenny, Donna, Tim, Davy, Austin, April, and the late Elizabeth; great grandfather of Nathan, Noelle, Jacob, Kaitlyn, Levi, Christopher, Hillary, Sarah, Alexa, Dax, and Nicholas; step grandfather of Abby, Alexandra, Brook, and Dylan. He was preceded by his siblings: Edward, Edna, and Dessie.
Willard A. 'Bud' Eck Photo
1941-2005 Monday, September 26, 2005
GALESBURG - Willard A. "Bud" Eck, 64, 733 U.S. Highway 150E, died at 3:55 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 25, 2005) at home.
He was born Feb. 8, 1941, in Galesburg, the son of Henry F. and Margaret Ervin Eck.
He married Linda Higgins on Nov. 2, 1963, in Galesburg.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Todd (and Amy) Eck, Bushnell, and Mike (and Dawn Carlson) Eck, Galesburg; two sisters, Virginia (and Robert) Fell, Galesburg, and Beverly (and Ronald) Cossart; four grandchildren; and a god daughter. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1960. He served in the Navy from 1960 to 1962. His home port was Norfolk, Va. He served as a quarter master aboard the USS Willard Keith during the Cuban Blockade. He was a truck driver for 40 years and retired from Maytag in February 2000. He was a former member of the Galesburg Quarter Milers Club (a group that recognized safety and courtesy on the highway). He had a perfect driving record for the multi-million miles he drove and received many awards. He was a member of the Teamster's Union. After retiring, he worked seasonally for the City of Knoxville. He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church of Knoxville and the American Legion. He was a board member of the Knox County Historical Sites. He enjoyed gardening. He had lived in Galesburg, Rockford, Alexis and Abingdon.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First United Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Phyllis Sterr officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, with military rites by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285.
Memorials may be made to his church or OSF Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
Henry Gerald Ehleringer Photo
On Saturday evening July 19,2008, Henry Gerald Ehleringer, 84, passed away at his Beavercreek home surrounded by members of his family. The nation has lost another dedicated serviceman.
Born in Newell, S.D., on Oct. 15, 1923, Hank was raised on a farm in Vale, S.D., during the Great Depression. He was a gifted high school athlete, reaching the national championships in high hurdles and leading his small high school to the state basketball championship. He graduated with a degree in mathematics from Lewis & Clark College, although his college education was interrupted by service in the Pacific theater with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Hank briefly worked for Bonneville Power, but then devoted the remainder of his professional career to the U.S. Navy, where he saw action in World War II, the Korean conflict, the Suez crisis, and the Vietnam War. His extended tours of duty overseas meant yearlong deployments away from home, sacrificing time away from his wife
and family for the service and protection of this great country. A dedicated and natural leader, Hank served at-sea and ashore assignments for the U.S. Navy, including the USS Ranger (CV-4), USS Carpenter (DDE-825), USS Salem (SA-139), USS Hamner (DD-718), USS Chicago (CG-11), and USS Willard Keith (DD-775), Fleet Anti-Air Warfare Center, Armed Forces Staff College, and the Joint Staff, U.S. Military Command Vietnam. He also served liaison roles between the U.S.
government and the governments of Vietnam and the Philippines. He had command of both the USS Hamner and USS Willard Keith. After a distinguished military career, Hank retired and he and his wife built a home in Beavercreek. He quickly became engaged in both his church and in local outdoor organizations. He was very
active in the St. James Catholic Church in Molalla, where he helped foster development of the parish for three decades. Hank loved and appreciated the United States so much that he and his wife took many cross-country trips to enjoy its scenery and to meet with relatives and colleagues he had worked with over his career. He was
active in the Oregon Steelheaders, the Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Association, and the Oregon Rockers, a rock hound club. Hank is survived by Betty, his devoted wife of nearly 60 years; his children, James (and wife, Edna), Bruce (and wife, Merele), Duane, David (and wife, Debra), and Susan (and husband, Donald); eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2008, at St. James Catholic Church, 301 East Francis Street, Molalla, OR 97038, followed by a reception. This will then be followed by a full military graveside burial ceremony in the Willamette National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Willamette Falls Hospital Foundation, 1500 Division Street, Oregon City, OR 97045; or to the St. James Catholic Church, 301 East Francis Street, Molalla, OR 97038. Henry G. Ehleringer 1923–2008
Walter Julius Kennedy Photo
Born: September 03, 1929 Died: September 19, 2007
Services: Funeral services celebrating his life will be Monday September 24, 2007 gathering at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home at 11 AM to be followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in Christ the King Church 41 Warsaw Avenue Ludlow, MA at 12 Noon. Rites of committal with Military Honors will follow in Hillcrest Park Cemetery Springfield, MA
Visitation: Family and friends may call at the funeral Home Sunday September 23, 2007 from 4-7 PM
Larry “Brud” Garrow, 78 of Miller St. Ludlow, a devoted husband, father of three daughters and grandfather of four, passed away peacefully in his home on September 19th surrounded by his family. Larry was born in Indian Orchard and attended Springfield Technical High School graduating in 1947. He participated and coached in many sports leagues in both Springfield and Ludlow during his life including basketball, hockey, and softball. He lived his entire adult life in Ludlow with his loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Betty Garrow. He will be greatly missed by his wife Betty, his best friend, beloved caregiver, and for whom he prayed for every night, and by his daughters Susan Garrow-Sloan and Laurie Garrow-Harris and son-in-law Bob Harris, grandchildren Pamela and Katie Sloan, grandchildren Jenna and Sean-Carl Garrow Harris, and best dog friends Winnie and Andy. He now joins his youngest daughter Pamela in heaven who passed away in 1983, and for whom he lit a candle for every week for 30 years at Christ the King Church. Larry also leaves behind his only brother, David Garrow, and wife Helen of Ludlow, and his Uncle Stanley and Aunt Hazel Szetela of Biloxi, LA along with many nieces, nephews and great friends. While serving his country in the Navy during the Korean Conflict as Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class on the USS Willard Keith DD-775 from 1950 to 1952, he participated in the rescue of Captain Kurt Carlsen and Second in Command First Lieutenant Dancy of the Flying Enterprise off of the coast of England prior to the ship sinking. The Willard Keith’s crew was later honored by Plymouth, England for their rescue and was also one of the first US ships to visit Bohol, a territory of the USSR. Once leaving the Navy, Larry spent 16 years at Crucible Steel as an inside salesman and 27 years at Windsor Steel as an outside salesman covering Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and Connecticut. He took various metallurgic courses and visited many steel plants during his career before his retirement in 2002. An avid golfer, he was a member of the Ball Busters at Veteran’s Golf Course for many years and enjoyed his time there with family and friends as well as his many golf trips by train to Florida with his brother Dave, Pete Yelle and George Kennedy. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 160. He enjoyed Lido’s Restaurant immensely where many family memories were had, as well as Legal Seafood in his later years. Larry fought a valiant battle against lung cancer and emphysema for four years, and lived by the advice he gave his family prior to his departure to eternal life in heaven: “Be good to people, treat everyone with respect, and you’ll have a good life”.
Independently owned and operated Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home “Care for the Community since 1932”
“Almighty God, as we play through our 18 holes of life,
We pray that you will give us a drive that’s both long enough to reach our goals,
And yet straight enough to keep us out of trouble.
“Help us avoid the traps and hazards of life;
Nevertheless, should we find ourselves in them, give us the tools,
Skills and desire to escape them with no penalty.
May we always stay in bounds.”
“Help us to be willing to stand by - and not play through - those in genuine need.
May we always play with honor.”
“And finally, when we’ve putted out on the 18th green,
We pray that we will have demonstrated the integrity of our character,
So that you will judge us worthy enough to join your threesome
And play eternally on your heavenly course
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund/ Dana Farber Cancer Institute 10 Brookline Place West Brookline, MA 02445-7226.
Cemetery: Hillcrest Park Cemetery & Crematory (Map)
Church: Christ the King Catholic Church (Map)
Richard "Capt Dick" Gemberling, 80, passed away peacefully in his home January 4th, 2014 surrounded by his family. Capt Dick's legacy will live on throughout the lives he has touched. He will always be remembered as a strong man with a warm and gentle heart. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Gemberling, daughter, Donna Sammon, son, David Gemberling and two grandchildren Jason and Adrianna. In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to Halo Rescue in Sebastian 710 Jackson Street, Sebastian, Florida 32958. Memorial Services will be at St. Luke's Catholic Church on Friday, January 10th at 11:00 AM, celebration of life following at the Moose Lodge in Micco, Florida. To send condolences or view an online tribute please visit www.seawindsfh.com. Arrangements entrusted to Seawinds Funeral Home, Sebastian, Florida.
Albert William Gentner Oct. 10.1928 - March 10.2013
After an 18-year battle with protate cancer Albert William Gentner' Jr. died on March 10, 2013, with his family beside him. Dad was born on Oct. 10, 1928
to Florence Hudson Gentner and Albert William Gentner. Sr. and attended Laurelhurst and Duniway Elementary Schools. graduating from Lincoln High School in 1946. he began coUege studies at Stanford University. As a junior, he transferred to Cornell University and graduated in 1950 with a SS in Hotel Management. He was a member of the Theta Xi fraternity. His Navy ROTC graduation cruise aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Willard Keith DD-775 took him through the Panama Canal:
,On Christmas break he joined a fraternity brother in Montclair. NJ. where he met the love of his life, Carol Johnson, on a blind date. they were married on Aug. 19,1950. In that same year, he joined his fatber in business as owner and manager of The Imperial Hotel and later The MaUruy Hotel. Dad was active in the Oregon Hotel and Motel Association and was president inthe early 1960s. Among his many civic involvements he served on the early CAC for the development of tight rail.
Somehow. with a new business and young family. Dad found time to learn to play the bagpipes and joined The Portland Scottish Pipe Band. liips to play in various festivals became family adventures and a favorite was watching him march in Rose Festival parades. In 1957. he served as the President of The Portland Highland Games held at Lincoln High School. He was honored to be 'named a Chieftain at The 2012 Highland Games. Both skiing and climbing were passions and many happy hours were spent on Mt. Hood. Dad joined the Mazamas and climbed all of the Guardian Peaks he could see from his garden.
Mom and Dad loved family and friends and their multigenerational Christmas Parties were legendary. Thelr travels led them to China, Greece. France, the Caribbean, The Holy Land and Egypt to bear the opera "Aida" performed at The Temple of Luxor.
Beloved wife and best friend. Carol, preceded him in death in 2003. He is survived by Corinne. Stephen. (Susan), Douglas.Ted, (Brigitte); and grandchildren, John, RObert, Grace and Robson.
Grateful thanks go to Dr. 'Tomasz W. Beer, Deputy Director OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, for his exceptional skill and care which gave Dad and our family many great years. Thanks also go to the amazing staff of the Hematology & Oncology Department whose kindness and humor made difficult days brighter. Dad
thought the world of you all.
A memorial service will be heldon Thursday. April 25 at 2 p.m. at The Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.
In lieu of Fowers, please consider making a gift to The Endowed Fund for Prostate Cancer Research at The Knight Cancer Institute. Make checks
payable to The OHSU Foundation. Mail Stop 45. PO Box 4000, Portland. OR 97208.
ROY DOUGLAS GEURIN
Wagoner - Roy Douglas Geurin, 38, died Wednesday at Grand Valley Hospital in Pryor. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church at Wagoner with Rev. Wayne Naugher officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. The casket at Hersman's Funeral Chapel will remain closed.
Born March 8 1942, in Wagoner, he was formerly of U.S. Navy and was a member of Ironworkers Local 584 in Tulsa and Central City Baptist Church, Centralia IL.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Guerin of Wagoner; his wife, Judy; a son, Douglas; and two daughters, Lisa Geurin and Stacy Geurin, all of the home; two brothers, Michael of Centralia IL and Scotty of Louisville, KY; and two sisters, Andria Prather of Centralia and Terri Edgemon of Muskogee.
JOHN DAVID GIBB
VIRGINIA BEACH - John David Gibb, 73, died peacefully in his home Jan. 18, 2006. John was born in Staten Island, N.Y., April 6, 1932, and moved to Chestertown in 1946. He graduated from Chestertown Central School in 1950. He then joined the United States Navy, where he served in the Korean War aboard the USS Willard Keith. For the past 30 years, he lived in Virginia Beach and worked in numerous hardware stores including True Value. For the past five years he worked as a courier for Sentara.
He was predeceased by his wife, Joan E. Gibb and is survived by his daughters, Kathleen Allen and husband Eric and Kelli Tyler and husband Randy; sons, John R. Gibb and wife Elaine and James Gibb and wife Charlene; daughter, Patricia Gramaglia and husband Sal; a son, Bill Gibb and wife Beth; 14 grandchildren; and a sister, Linda VanGuysling and husband Peter. John was very well liked by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.
SANFORN, NC - Kermit Grayson Graham, 86, of 1446 New York Ave., died Sunday. March 6, 2005. in his home.
Mr. Graham was a retired Navy chief petty officer, MMC.
Services: Funeral, 11 am. Wednesday in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Burial in church cemetery.
Visitation: Was 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home in Sanford.
Survived by: Wife. Juliette; stepson. James Collier; stepdaughters, Cheryl Dett, Kimberly Collier and AngeIa Bryant: a sister, Mitzi WiIsey; and eight stepgrandchildren
MULTER, H. GRAY
H. Gray Multer, 82, of Horseheads, NY, formerly of Arkport, NY, died peacefully at his home on Thursday, October 23, 2008, after a long battle with several cancers. He was born in Syracuse, NY, son of the late Bertha and Harold Multer. Predeceased by this first wife Barbara Love in 1962, he is survived by his wife Susan of 36 years; daughters Christy Multer of Glenville, NY and Jenny Monroe of Corning, NY; grandchildren Leah Fagerstrom, Sean Monroe, Paul Filbrich and Fletcher Monroe; great grandchildren Kaitlyn and Lucas Monroe.
During his years at Arkport Central School Gray earned the rank of Eagle Scout and played on the varsity basketball team, winning a county championship. At age 17, before graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the bridge of a destroyer in the Pacific doing picket duty off Okinawa.
Gray earned his A.B and M.S degrees from Syracuse University and was employed for two years as a petroleum geologist with the Texaco Oil Company in California. After he earned a Ph.D. degree from Ohio State University, Dr. Multer had a thirty-year career as Professor of Geology, first at the College of Wooster in Ohio (where he was also Elder and Superintendent of Sunday School at the Westminster Presbyterian Church) and then at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he was founding Chairman of its Department of Geology on the Madison, NJ campus and founding Director of its marine laboratory in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. He also lectured at the Danforth Foundation, was Visiting Professor at the University of Miami and Bermuda Biological Laboratory, was Director of National Science Foundation-sponsored Short Courses for College Teachers and a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Professor at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany.
Dr. Multer authored or co-authored over 70 scientific publications and several books. He received the 1985 John Moss Award for Excellence in College Teaching and a 2008 Honorary Membership from the International Society for Reef Studies for his distinguished coral reef research and service to the society. In retirement he continued research in Antigua and the Florida Keys. He also worked as a consulting environmental geologist on various projects in the U.S. and overseas.
Gray served as an Elder at the United Presbyterian Church in Hornell and later on the Board of Trustees at the Union University Church in Alfred. He was a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and at Vincent House for patients on Hospice. He was a founding member of the Steuben County chapter of the League of Women Voters.
Local friends are invited to the Multer home at 10 Cortland Lane in Horseheads on Thursday, October 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. A joyful Celebration of Life service and reception will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 23 at the interdenominational Union University Church in Alfred. Memorial donations may be made to the International Society for Reef Studies and sent to Dr. John Ware, Treasurer, 19572 Club House Road, Montgomery Village, MD 20886 or to the Union University Church, 29 North Main Street, Alfred, NY 14802
Jack Carl Gross Spokane
Funeral Mass for John Carl "Jack" Gross, 70, will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Charles Catholic Church. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Mr. Gross, a lifetime Spokane resident, died Friday.
He attended Gonzaga Prep and later graduated from North Central High School, which he attended after serving in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS Willard Keith.
He worked at The SpokesmanReview as a photoengraver and retired in 1987 as superintendent after more than 45 years.
He married Mary Joan Day in 1952.
He was a member of St. Charles Parish and the Craftsman Club, a professional association that works to promote the graphic arts. He was also a volunteer with the Master Gardeners.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Christine Hanson and Mary Urbaniak, both of Spokane, and Catherine Floberg of Seattle; a son, Carl Gross of Spokane; and six grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane or the American Cancer Society
Angus D. "Gus" Harrison, Jr. was born in Miami on July 26, 1926 just two weeks after Coconut Grove Bank opened its doors. Mr. Harrison entered the Navy V12 program at Miami University (Ohio) and served 23 years attaining the rank of Commander, serving in both World War II and Korea. He then joined Merrill Lynch, eventually working in Havana, Cuba where he learned the Spanish language. In 1972, Harrison returned to his hometown and joined the Coconut Grove Bank. Over the years, he took on increasingly responsible roles as Executive Vice President, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board. In 2003, Mr. Harrison was named Chairman Emeritus of Coconut Grove Bank.
Mr. Harrison is survived by his wife Elizabeth Earl Harrison and children Deborah Harrison White, Jeffrey Harrison, Gregory Harrison and Angus D. (Tripp) Harrison, III; and grandchildren McKenzie Caroline and Spencer Banks.
Gus Harrison served as President of the Riviera Country Club in 1992-1993. On behalf of the Board of Governors, Members and Staff, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the extended Harrison family.
Richard Bruce Hibben
My father was SK2 Bruce Hibben. He served on the Keith from 1956-1961. My mother has a picture of the Keith in her computer room because that was some of the most memorable moments of my dad’s life. He passed away on March 21, 2000. My dad retired from the Navy Reserve in December of 1985 as an SK1 with RNMCB 25 in Waterloo, Iowa.
I spent 5 plus years as an HM in the Navy and felt the same pride that my dad felt wearing the dress blues.
When dad died he was buried in his blues with all of his awards as he had always wanted and Anchors Away was the last song at his service. All of dad’s pall bearers were Navy buddies which he would have been proud of as well.
I wish all the best to the remaining crew and the families of all the members of the USS Willard Keith.
Richard B. Hibben Jr.
Edward N. 'Ted' Hibberd Jr.
68, died November 8, 1998 in Philadelphia after a short battle with lung cancer. He lived in Strafford, PA, and was a leader in benefits administration and health policy. Ted is survived by his wife, Becky Harris Hibberd. He traced his Quaker ancestry to the early 1690s in this country and was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Immediately after college he graduated from the Naval Officers Candidate School in Newport, RI, and served in Korea and the European Theater as a gunnery officer aboard the destroyer USS Willard Keith.
After the war he joined the Bell Atlantic Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania. When he retired in 1985, he was directing a broad spectrum of employee benefits and services. He subsequently served as president of the Delaware Valley Business Coalition on Health, an affiliate of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. The coalition was an organization of major companies in the area working on issues of health care costs, quality and efficiency.
He also worked as a health policy consultant, assisting providers and insurers as well as local and state government officials. Ted was a founder and president of the PENJERDEL Employee Benefits Association and an initial developer with Pennsylvania Blue Shield, now the Keystone Health Plan. During the past 20 years he was active in related aspects of health care policy and administration. He was appointed by Gov. Thornburgh to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and helped to develop legislation which resulted in the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Act. He served as president and as a member of the Governing Board of the Health Systems Agency of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Boards of Directors of the Philadelphia Health Planning Association, the Delaware Health Care Coalition and the Health Care Alliance of Harrisburg and the Health Care Committee of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Ted was also a member of the corporation of Pennsylvania Blue Shield and the Highmark Inc., where he was also a member of the Medical Review Committee and the Subscriber Advisory Council. A 25-year resident of Strafford, he was a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where he served as a member of the Vestry. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Haverford School and as president of the Haverford School Alumni Association. He enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening and English history and literature. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Edward, Blaine, Owen and Peter.
November 26, 1931-September 29,2013
Passed away Sunday, September 29,2013 after a four year battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Born on Thanksgiving Day, 1931 in Altoona, PA, he was active in scouting, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout in 1946. Lee graduated from Altoona High School in 1949 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy on March 23, 1950, three months prior to the Korean Conflict. After completing boot camp at Great Lakes, IL, he graduated from the U.S. Navy Gun Fire Control School in July 1951 and served aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Willard Keith and destroyer leader U.S.S. Willis Lee. While hitch biking home on Labor day weekend 195~ he was critically injured in an automobile accident and spent nearly a year in critical and rehabilitative care at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. Following an honorable discharge from the Navy in March 1954, Lee came to St Petersburg, FL where his parents had moved in 1952. During 1954 and 1955 he was co
owner/operator of the Twins Restaurant in South Pasadena, FL while attending St. Petersburg JT. College on the G.L Bill. He graduated and worked for 30 years as a surveyor and civil engineer with various domestic and international dredging companies. His travel experiences included 64 countries on five continents. He was humble, unassuming, generous by nature and a great story teller.
Predeceased by parents, Blair L. & Bernice M. Hurm and daughter Gerri Lynn. Survived by wife, Blcira Cuenca of Buenos Aires, Argentina; twin brother Dee L.(Carol) of Seminole; sisters, Nancy Moore (Chuck) of Melbourne, FL, Dixie Mason (Rick) of St. Petersburg; seven nephews and three nieces. A commitment service will be held at the VA National Cemetery Bay Pines, FL, at 2pm, Friday, October 25.
Charles K. Knickerbocker , Jr.
died in his sleep at home on May 1st, 2011 surrounded by his family after a 4 year battle with Cancer and Parkinson’s Disease.
Born in Philadelphia, Charlie graduated from Darby High School in 1949 and Drexel University in 1974.
A veteran, Charlie served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Willard Keith.
He was employed as a buyer for the Pennsylvania Railroad, the New York Shipbuilding Company and McNeil Laboratories for 25 years until his retirement.
Devoted to his faith, Charlie was a member the Philadelphia and then the Broomall and Widener congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In his spare time Charlie had many hobbies including reading, crossword puzzles, genealogy, stamp collecting, auctioneering and baseball. He was an avid Flyers, Phillies and Eagles fan.
He lived in Brookhaven for the past 16 years, previously residing in Collingdale.
He was the son of Charles and Ruth Knickerbocker. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Frances P. Knickerbocker, 2 sisters Effie Whiting and Mary Ollis, a stepson Dan Allen Pincock and a grandson Steven Paul Knickerbocker.
Charlie leaves behind his devoted wife of 16 years, Barbara (nee) Pincock, 3 sons, Charles (Vicki) Knickerbocker of Seattle, WA, Kenneth (Patricia) Knickerbocker, Parkesburg; Stephan Paul (Judy) Knickerbocker of West Grove, a daughter Jenny (Swen) Householder of Kirtland, Ohio; a stepson, Garry (Kathy) Pincock, Hershey; 3 stepdaughters, Karen (Fred) Tolley, Vineland, NJ, Janice (Luke) Francis, Brookhaven, and Laurie (John) Hess of Apalachin, NY; 30 Grandchildren, 32 Great Grandchildren, brothers in law, David (Barbara) Pope of Willow Grove and John (Frances) Pope of The Villages, FL, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
William "Pops" Lang
October 24, 1933 - March 27, 2011
William Pops Lang of Chester, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather died peacefully at Orange Regional Medical Center in Goshen, with his loving family by his side. He was a man with a heart of gold and a head of cement and will be missed in all of our days. He was predeceased by his loving wife Marcella Marcy and his parents William and Ann Lang.
Bill was a Naval veteran who served from 1952-1956 aboard the USS Willard Keith during the Korean War. Bill worked for many years as a truck driver for Local 445 and various other trucking companies and earned the title On-Time Bill.
A family statement reads: Even though Bill had a hard and stubborn head on his shoulders, he would be the first to offer you a meal if you needed one or bail you out if you got in trouble. Of course, he would rather be in the cell with you if it meant having a good time.
Survivors include his nine children: William Lang Jr. and his wife, Stephani of Newburgh, Gary Lang of Chester; Fred Tice and his wife, Ann of New Mexico; Debbie Kirkland; John Tice; Pearl Weed and her husband, Lenny; Daniel Tice and Joy Tice all of Chester and Jeff Smith and his wife, Patty of Middletown; his sister, Carol Moore and her husband, Arthur of Middletown and his brother, Bob and his wife, Arlene of South Carolina; his grandchildren: Amy, Katie, Alicia, Anthony, Erica, Jesse, Gordon, Shane, Cody, Joshua, Jimmy and Jeffrey; his great-grandchildren: Brandon Jr., Christopher and Shaniya.
Visitation hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday March 30 at the Lippincott Funeral Chapel, Inc. 107 Murray Ave., Goshen, NY. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 31 at the Lippincott Funeral Chapel in Goshen. Burial will follow in the Orange County Veterans Cemetery Goshen.
Arrangements by Lippincott Funeral Chapel, Inc. 294-5311.
ROBERT D. MacGEORGE, Photo
75, passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at Robinson Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 8, 1935,
in Cleveland, a son of the late, Jack and Dora (Hahn) MacGeorge. Bob was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and
retired from the City of Cleveland, where he served as a Firefighter.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patricia (Fearon) MacGeorge; daughters, Donna (Vincent) Festa,
Denise (Gary) Benedict, and Deborah Sike; son, David (Lisa) MacGeorge; eight grandchildren, Michael Kerns,
Danielle and Austin Brehun, April and Autumn Sike, Shannon, Zachary, and Amber MacGeorge; and
sister, Geri (Alfred) Killip In addition to his parents, Bob was
preceded in death by his son, Dale MacGeorge. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd., Rittman, OH 44270,
promptly at 11:30 AM. Meet at the Cemetery no later than 11:15 AM. A celebration of his life will be held at Greentree Community Center, on Greentree Parkway, in Streetsboro on
Clifford R. Martin,
61, of Linesville, died Sunday, November 14, 2004, at home after a year long battle with cancer. He was born in Meadville on Jan. 3, 1943, a son of Carl R. and Rosemary Mackay Martin.
Cliff was a graduate of Linesville High School. He enlisted in the Navy in August of 1960 and was on active service through December 1963, receiving the Good Conduct Medal. He then was in the Naval Reserve, from which he was honorably discharged in August 1966.
He worked at Rockwell in Ashtabula, Ohio, from September 1964 through October, 1967. Cliff then went to work for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission where he was employed for 37 years, retiring as assistant manager the Linesville State Fish Hatchery on Feb. 28, 2004. He also worked part-time for a number of years at Linesville High School.
Cliff was very active in the All-American Quarter Horse Congress. He enjoyed jogging, boating, riding motorcycles,
being with friends and talking about his grandson, whom he cherished. He was a member of Linesville American Legion
Post 462 and Conneaut Lake Park Volunteer Fire Department.
He was married to Connie McKinsey, with whom he had one daughter. In addition to his former wife, he is survived by his daughter, Dawn Rottersmann and her husband, Chuck; and his grandson, Stratton, of Austin, Texas; two brothers, both of Linesville, Carly W. Martin and his wife, Nancy; and David A. Martin and his wife, Linda; a sister, Beverly Martin of Longmont, Colo.; his father, Carl R. Martin and his wife, Mary, of Linesville; his companion and friend, Omi
Hawkins; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling will be Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Harold W. Coleman Jr. Funeral Home, 6028 US Highway 6, Linesville.
The funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday after the calling at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Linesville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 464 Pine St., Meadville, PA, 16335.
John Harold McCaffery
May 3, 1926 - Sep 6, 2012
Loving husband, loyal father, and devoted grandfather, John McCaffery died September 6, 2012, after a short hospitalization.
He was born in San Francisco, California, the only child of Harold and Edith McCaffery. John was raised in San Francisco where he graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1944. The day after his high school graduation he joined the Navy and served on the USS Willard Keith in the Pacific during the last year of World War II. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of San Francisco. He married Margaret (Peggy) O'Sullivan in 1951 and moved to Modesto shortly thereafter. John taught business subjects at Modesto High for 37 years. He was a passionate and dedicated teacher both in the classroom and on the field, where he volunteered his time at Panther football games and track meets. He was an avid handball player at the SOS and played well into his 70s.
He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church for over five decades. He cherished his family and derived great joy from running into former students. John was a true gentleman who treated all with respect and dignity, regardless of one's station in life. The twinkle in his eye and his corny sense of humor brightened the day of countless friends and strangers.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy. He is survived by his children Kevin (Darcy) McCaffery, Colleen (Greg) Dias, and Tom (Sydney Young) McCaffery and grandchildren Megan Dias, Matt Dias, Caitlin McCaffery, Kelley McCaffery, and Logan McCaffery. The family would like to express its gratitude to Joan Bondshu for her compassionate assistance and faithful prayers. Her devotion to our Father during his last days was truly a blessing from God.
A rosary and funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on September 14th at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 709 J Street, Modesto. The family asks that remembrances be made to Inter- Faith Ministries, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Bruce McVey, Hughes Engineer
Bruce D. McVey, a former longtime resident of Pacific Palisades, died on February 13 at the age of 87.Bruce was born in rural Turlock, where he and his family experienced the bite of the Great Depression; he was a youngster when electricity finally came to their dairy farm. He attended Turlock High School
(class of 1940), Modesto Junior College and UC Berkeley (for a year) before joining the war effort, first building Liberty Ships and then as a Navy radar technician aboard the destroyer USS Willard Keith. While aboard ship in the South Pacific, Bruce invented a key improvement to radar receivers that expanded
the useful range of the system. During the bat¬tle of Okinawa, his destroyer survived an attack by Japanese torpedo bombers.
After the war, Bruce returned to Berkeley to study electrical engineering. He received his bachelor's degree in 1947 and a master's degree in 1949. While studying for his master's, Bruce met Marjorie Patten, who was also a student at Cal studying education. They were married in 1950, and moved to Southern California where Bruce joined the Hughes Aircraft Company as an aerospace engineer and where Marjorie taught elementary and pre-school. Bruce's career spanned 35 years, during which he led the development and produc¬tion of radars for such notable aircraft as the F-106 Delta Dart and the F-15 Eagle, as well as imaging radars for strategic and tactical intelligence gathering. He retired from Hughes in 1985. Bruce took time away from engi¬neering to study 'at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, a graduate theological seminary in the Episcopal Church, from 1959 to 1963, receiving a master's degree in theology. He elected to serve the church not as an ordained priest but as a layman, and was involved with a number
of Bishop's committees in the Southern California area.
In 1963, Bruce and Marjorie settled in the Marquez Knolls area of Pacific Palisades, where they lived until 1999.
Bruce greatly enjoyed hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains, and the family joined St. Mathew's Episcopal Church.
Marjorie taught at the Palisades Presbyterian Preschool from about 1971 to 1989.
After a brush with heart trouble, Bruce became a regular at the Palisades High track. This came in handy during
the Mandeville •.Canyon fire of October 1978 when roads into the Palisades were blocked, and Bruce, returning from work in Culver City, was forced to make his way on foot up Temescal Canyon from PCH to his family on Akron Street, just as the upper sec¬tion of the canyon began to burn.
After his retirement, Bruce pursued his interest in genealogy and family history. He was chairman of the USS Willard Keith Reunion Association from 1994 to 2006. He and Marjorie moved to RossmQor in Walnut Creek in 1999 in order to spend more time with family.
Bruce is survived by Marjorie, his wife of 60 years; his brother, Elton of Walnut Creek; his sister, Barbara (McVey) Tower of Sonora; his sons, John of San Jose and James of Palo Alto; and his grandchildren, Christopher, Connor and Amanda.
A memorial service is scheduled at St. Paul's Church, Walnut Creek, on March 19 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the East Bay, Operation Homefront, or other charities.
Richard L. Olsen
February 25, 1921 – January 16, 2010
Frazier Park, CA – Richard L. Olsen, a 20-year resident of Frazier Park, died at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, Ca, on January 16, 2010. A native of Webster City, Iowa, he grew up in Des Moines, IA, attending North High School in Des Moines, where he played center on two unbeaten football teams. Upon graduation he moved to Hollywood, Ca, where he worked in the Hayes Office and the Association of Motion Picture Producers prior to World War II. Entering the Navy in 1942, he served on the USS Hatfield, a destroyer, spending nearly three years in the Aleutian Islands (Adak Island). For the last part of the war, he served on the USS Willard Keith, from commissioning and crossing the Pacific to Okinawa, and finally China.
After the war, he enrolled briefly at Pasadena City College, where he met his future wife, Shirley. They both moved on to the University of Southern California in 1946, where he graduated with a degree in economics. He worked at the Ford Motor Company, and North American Aviation (later Rockwell), where he worked on the Hound Dog missile, the Apollo program, the Space Shuttle program, and the B-1 bomber program. His last job in the aerospace industry was with Northrup Grumman, where he worked on the B-2 stealth bomber program.
In retirement, he authored a book on the early Hollywood years, and the relationship between the career of Ronald Reagan, the unions in Hollywood, and the mob. (Hollywood Noir: Featuring Ronald Reagan, 2001). He was fascinated by the historical evolution of science and art, and put those two together in the “Apollo Journal”, 2004. A fierce advocate of separation of church and state, he authored “Disciples of the Inquisition Versus The First Amendment” in 2008. He never finished his book on the art of Hollywood.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Shirley, who passed away 2 months earlier. His beloved sisters Margaret and Evelyn preceded him, as did brothers Donald and Glenn. He is survived by his son, Chris (Alma) Olsen of Pacific Grove; and his beloved granddaughters, Rosanna B. Olsen and Susanna Olsen Osmundson. Late in his life he was particularly attached to his nieces Donna, Stephanie, and Jean. He loved arguing with his nephew Bill. He was a skilled cardplayer (Bridge and Hearts).
Contributions to the American Civil Liberties Union in his name would no doubt make him smile.
John Joseph Quinn,
Served aboard the USS Willard Keith from 1944-1946. He was a Professor Emeritus of English at Steven F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX. He had three children, Ellen, John, and Alice, and six grandchildren. He passed away in May of 2001 at the age of 75. His wife, Betty Quinn now lives in Dallas.
Reinhold W. “Reiny” Radtke,
Age 70 of Holyoke, passed away Friday, May 31, 1996 at his home. He was born on July 4, 1925 at the family farm in Amherst, the son of Wilhelm John and Elizabeth (Nagel) Radtke.
Reiny lived most of his life on the family farm in Amherst. He moved to Holyoke in 1992 and resided there until his death. He attended parochial school in Amherst and graduated from Phillips County High School with the class of 1943. He was a lifetime farmer and rancher and worked for Brown’s Auction Service and also for the Ranchland Livestock Company in Wray.
During World War II Reiny served his country for two years in the United States Navy. He received his boot training at Farragut, Idaho, and was then stationed at Treasure Island, California. He served aboard the U.S.S. Willard Keith and was in a freighter convoy that sailed to Pearl Harbor. He fought at Okinawa and was in the thick of war battles for 10 months.
Reiny Radtke and Vona Woodmancy were united in marriage on May 4, 1947 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amherst. To this union four children were born. Vona preceded him in death on November 12, 1990. He was united in marriage to Lu Helgoth on February 1, 1992 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
He was very active in the community. He was a past president of the V.F.W., served on the Co-op Oil Board; a leader with the Amherst Ag 4-H; an active member with the Amherst Fire Department, Farm Bureau, Farmer’s Union, Northeast Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Holyoke Golf Club. He was a two-term Phillips County Commissioner and an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed. His family remembers him as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Reiny Radtke is preceded in death by both parents, Wilhelm and Elizabeth Radtke; his wife, Vona Radtke; two sisters, Laura Radtke and Ella McQueen; granddaughter, LeAnn Radtke; and grandson, Paul Krumm.
He is survived by his wife, Lu Radtke of Holyoke, five children: Richard Radtke of Panorama City, California, Carol and husband Gary Krumm of Holyoke, Randy Radtke of Sterling, Amy and husband Allen Einspahr of Holyoke and Randy and wife Deb Helgoth of Holyoke; 13 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services for R.W. “Reiny” Radtke were conducted on Monday, June 3, 1996 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Amherst. Pastor Harold Rathjen of Amherst was officiant with Pastor Gary Rahe of Holyoke assisting. Interment was made at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Amherst.
Robert C. Rogers
February 25, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Robert C. Rogers, 83, of Parkersburg, passed away Feb. 23, 2014, following a short illness.
He was born Aug. 27, 1930, in Parkersburg, the son of the late Robert C. Rogers, Sr. and C. Juanita Stehly.
Bob graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1948 and began a machinist trade at Acme Fishing Tool. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1954 aboard the USS Massey and USS. Willard Keith. Upon discharge, he had the rank of machinist mate first class, (MM1). He retired from Amaco (formerly Union Carbide Plastics) after 33 years as a machinist.
Bob was active with local Boy Scout troops, serving as a Unit Commissioner, and the Deerwalk Veteran's Association. He was a member of the North End Church of Christ, having served as a deacon and on the board of directors for the kindergarten program.
He is survived by his daughter, Terri Milligan and her husband, Joe, of Parkersburg; and two grandchildren, Eric Milligan of Streetsboro, Ohio, and Staci Milligan of Nashville, Tenn.; and a sister, JoAnn Kyle, Parkersburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Doris R. Rogers (2012); son, Michael (2013); and step-father, Clarence S. Stehly.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the funeral home.
The family requests donations be made to the Deerwalk Veteran's Association, c/o David Huffman, 521 Market St, Ste 301, Parkersburg, WV 26101.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.sunsetparkersburg.com
Richard Walter Irving Roman
"Day by day you were slipping away...RICHARD WALTER IRVING ROMAN received his glorified, heavenly body, Saturday, December 14, 2002. He has been increasingly missed for over two years as he struggled with stroke dementia. We are grateful that he struggles no more, and rests in the arms of his Heavenly Father. His bride of 44 years, Etta Haney Roman, his three children and 10 grandchildren would covet your prayers and support as we adjust to a world without his unique brand of dry, erudite humor, gentlemanly ways, and incredible integrity.
Richard was a graduate of the Naval V-12 program at the University of Texas and served aboard the USS Willard Keith in WWII. He was a respected executive in the petrochemical industry, including years of international experience. He served the Lord with incredible humility through his church, the Gideons, Prison Fellowship and most importantly his family.
A celebration of his life will be held on December 17 at 2pm at Southwest Presbyterian Church at 6301 S. Rice Ave. Please join us as we `keep trying to retain his semblance and grace.' "
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 12/17/2002
[Dick Roman was active in Scottish activities some years ago. Dick, wife Etta, and daughter Catherine Roman Epps, were faithful supporters of the Houston Highland Games Association]
Myron David Sessions Photo
Clearfield 1926 - 2008
Myron David Sessions, 81, passed away at home Wednesday, March 19, 2008 with his wife by his side. Family members who were available were summoned to his home to celebrate the great life and passing of this wonderful man.
Myron was born in Clearfield, Utah, on June 15, 1926 to William James and Zelpha Hanna Stokes Sessions. He was the fifth of eight children. He attended Davis High School after which he enlisted in the Navy. He served on the battleship USS Willard Keith in the Pacific Theatre from 1944 until his return after the war had concluded. He was one of the first seven men chosen to go ashore in Japan after their surrender.
Myron, at the urging of his parents, served a mission to Great Britain where he reluctantly began but through his own conversion valiantly served and completed his time and returned to Clearfield, where he met and married the former Faye Charlton of West Weber on November 8, 1950 in the Logan Temple. In 1993 together they served another mission to Birmingham, AL.
He was a life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Myron served in the bishopric at age 26 in Clearfield 1st Ward. Later he had other bishopric and high council callings. His last calling was with his wife as a temple ordinance worker in the Ogden Temple. Together they served 12 years and were released on December 18, 2007.
Myron is survived by his wife of 57 years, children: Marilyn (Duncan) Myers, Lexington, KY; Craig (Sherry) Sessions, Janice (Earl) Hammon, Rodney (Lesa) Sessions, and Jeffrey (Jennifer) Sessions, 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Theral and three sisters, Wanda Green, Verla Goodwin, and Darlene Woods. Also surviving Franco and Mariarosa Bonacina of Paris, France. Franco was a foreign exchange student who lived in the Sessions home while attending Clearfield High School for one year. Franco and Mariarosa call Myron and Faye their Mom and Dad and they their son and daughter. Franco is one of the directors of the European Space Agency.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 11 a.m. at the Clearfield 12th Ward, 151 North 1000 West. Family and friends may call on Friday at Myers Roy Mortuary, 5865 South 1900 West from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services.
Ralph Edward Shaffer
In Loving Memory
BORN June 16, 1926 South Bend, Nebraska
PASSED AWAY January 10, 2007 Caldwell, Idaho
FUNERAL SERVICE Cloverdale Funeral Home Saturday -- January 13, 2007 - 1:30 PM
Officiating. . . Pastor H. Duane Oesch
MUSICAL SELECTIONS "Old Rugged Cross" "How Great Thou Art" "Danny Boy"
MUSIC PROVIDED BY Jana Stowell and Mike Oesch
Military Honors.....United States Navy
GRAVESIDE COMMITTAL Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens
PALLBEARERS Rhett Sheeder Nick Shaffer Jim Shaffer Patrick Shaffer
Craig Oesch Greg Keep
Honorary Pallbearer..... Michael Shaffer
Bagpiper ........ Carolyn Watts
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God laid for me
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I've found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss.
Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't lengthen it, with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me
God wanted me now, He set me free.
Charles Jack Stromberg, Photo
Charles Jack Stromberg
Jack was born in Valentine, NE, on February 10, 1926 to Kate and Arthur Stromberg. At age 9, Jack and his family moved to Perham, MN, where he graduated from Perham High School. Jack, a WWII veteran, served in the US Navy on the USS Willard Keith in the Pacific Ocean. After the Navy, Jack married the love of his life, Julia Giardini on May 26, 1947. Jack was employed with Allstate from 1960 to the present. He was very active in the American Legion, the 40 et 8, VFW and Lloyd Spetz American Legion Post No.1 Governor’s Drum and Bugle Corps for over 30 years. Jack, also known as “Foghorn” because of his deep, rich voice, sang in church choirs and the Elks Chorus. Jack had many interests, but his main love was for his wife, Julia of 59 years, his family and his dog, Daisy. When Jack found his Savior Jesus Christ he served him for the rest of his life.
Jack is survived by his wife, Julia; his two daughters, Marcia (Patrick) Fahn of Bismarck, ND and Pam (Larry) Rehn of Mandan, ND; his five grandchildren, J’Patrick (Kristen) Fahn, Katie (Tim) McAfee, Jimmy (Fiance, Joy) Fahn, Margie (Nadir) Torres and Julie (James) Huntington; his five great-grandchildren, Jackson, Pamela, Samuel, Micah and Antoinette; his three brothers, John of Perham, MN, Jim of Denver, CO, and Roy of Fargo, ND; his one sister, Mary Hemmelgarn of Perham, MN.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Agnes.
Jack leaves behind a lot of love and he will be missed. Jack will always be the big man with a big heart.
Leonard P. Swanson
Leonard died peacefully on Nov. 19, 2013 in Ilwaco, Wash. Leonard was born on Jan. 28, 1926 in his parent’s farmhouse in Dumarce Township, near Lake City, S.D. Leonard graduated High School in 1943, then received his draft papers in May 1944. He enlisted in the Navy to avoid the Army entering boot camp in June of 1944. He served during World War II on the Destroyer USS Willard Keith. The USS Willard Keith was one of the escort Destroyers to accompany the Missouri to Japan for the signing of the Peace Treaty. After the war he returned to Lidgerwood, ND entering North Dakota State School of Science in Whapeton, N.D. where he attended for 2 years before leaving for the West Coast. He was called back to the Navy during the Korean War. Leonard spent 4 years active duty Navy and 8 years in the Navy Reserves. While on leave in 1951 he returned to Washington where he married Barbara Goyette October 19, 1951. They returned to San Diego where he concluded his service time being Honorably Discharged Aug. 20, 1952. Upon returning to Washington, he came back to work at Winlock, Wash. at the Gootee Chevrolet Dealership where he was a staple for 38 years. Leonard and Barbara retired to Ilwaco in 1995.
Leonard’s passions were hunting, bowling, fishing and his grandchildren, especially fishing on his boat “Lens Toy” with family and numerous friends.
He is survived by his companion of nine years, Colleen Bremgartner of Ilwaco, Wash. and her family, sister, Clara (Elmer) Schlagel of Aberdeen, S.D.; his daughter, Anita (Jerry) Holt, of Ethel, Wash.; his son, Bruce (Sylvia) Swanson of Winlock, Wash.; daughter, Tracy (Kelly) Harness of Camas, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great- grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara in 2003 and grandson, Clair in 2006, his parents and brothers.
A celebration of Leonard’s life will be held in Winlock, Wash. at the Olequa Senior Center on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. and a celebration of life will be held in Long Beach, Wash., Nov. 30, 2013 with location and time TBD.
Charles "Bill" W. Truxall Jr.,
79, of Reedville, Virginia, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013. He served on The USS WILLARD KEITH DD775 from Nov. 1967-April 1969.as LTCDR dring those years He was a retired Commander in the Navy, and served in Vietnam and Korea.He is survived by his wife, Kathrine Rockne-Truxall. Services are private
of Charlotte died Sunday, March 17, 2002 at Presbyterian Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Charleston, SC, Claude was born June 20, 1918 to the late William L. Tyler and Virginia Ruby Magwood. Mr. Tyler was a graduate of Porter Military Academy at Charleston SC, attended the University of SC at Columbia SC, the US naval School (General Line), Newport Rhode Island in Nautical Astronomy, Advanced Navigation, and Meteorology, US Naval War College, Newport Rhode Island, unlimited license as Master Mariner by United States Coast Guard, Graduate of Sograth Super Tanker Advanced Ship Handling Institute, Grenoble, France, Hawthorne Flying School, Columbia, SC, receiving his commercial pilot's license by the Civil Aeronautical Administration in 1949. He retired from the US Navy after 35 years of continuous active duty at the rank of Captain. He had many important and demanding assignments world wide, both afloat and ashore, including Presidential Commission to Ethiopia, service with he British Royal Navy before and during World War II. Politico‑Military development of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for 14 years and Chief of Naval Mission to Iran for 2 and 1/2 years. He was the Commanding Officer of the USS Willard Keith during her participation in the Cuban Quarantine Operation, Commanding Officer of the Guided Missile Cruiser, USS Sterett, home ported in Yokosuka, Japan, combat zone operations as area air defense, Strike Support Ship, Gulf of Tonkin and Sea of Japan, and also Commanding Officer of the fleet ammunition ship, USS Mount Baker, supporting Vietnam operations. He was awarded many citations and medals including the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. Post Navy retirement employment included development of Far East Liquefied Natural Gas Program in the South China Sea, Indonesia, Singapore and Japan with Energy Transportation Corporation/Burmah Gas Transportation Ltd. and also a consultant to Exxon Production Research Company. He was President of Chaparral Equity Corporation, of El Paso, Texas, President of Charlotte Kiwanis Club and was Region Commander of the Military Order of World Wars for the states of Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina. Mr. Tyler is survived by his wife Doris Bowers Bryant Tyler, a sister Ester Tyler Kinney Mayberry of Charleston, SC and a nephew, Ronald Kinney of Columbia, SC. He was predeceased in death by a niece, Claudia Tyler Bryant of Charleston, SC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Charlotte, 1420 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28204 or to a charity of one's choice. Services will be held at Harry and Bryant "Chapel in the Oaks", 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC, on Friday March 22, at 2:00 p.m., with the reverend Phillip Bryant, Reverend Patrick Lee Gray, and Kerry McKenna officiating. The family will receive friends at Harry and Bryant following the service. A private interment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Harry and Bryant Company is serving the family of Mr. Tyler.