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           Donald Wayne Abbott AKAN 1954 Oregon b.8/23/35; d.5/12/99 Bothell, WA

           Lynn Adams pilot 1949; Plankowner VC-12; Sally

Merrill Ryan Adams Midway 1955 b.9/10/25; d.2/6/03 Thomaston, GA

Robert Lee Agnew ENS NAOC Valley Forge 1958, Lake Champlain 1959 b.7/8/35; d.7/15/99 Kershaw, SC

CDR Monroe Joel Ahrenstein 1537 Grand Teton Ct Chula Vista, CA 91911 619-420-7471 NFO LCDR XO VAW-124 When CO became ill he became CO, which broke the tradition that only pilots could command a squadron, E2B Project Officer NAVAIRSYSCOM, CIC USS Oriskany, "Plankowner" CO VAW-117, CIC CARGRU 2, E2 Desk NAVAIRPAC, TACRON O-in-C USS Tarawa, retired 1979 b.7/20/31; d.1/7/2013; Deborah e-mail

Sam J. Aiello, Jr 22 Delta Pl Indian Head, MD 20640 301-743-7408 Valley Forge 1958 from Long Island, NY b.3/15/33; d.12/6/98 Onondaga, NY; Nettie M

Sam was not in our squadron he was just a very good friend of mine and he spent so much time with us everyone thought he belonged with us. He was with HS7, I saw him about 25 years ago on Long Island, He had a very bad heart and needed open heart surgery. That was the last time I saw him. -Thomas Tierney    

LCDR Robert Monroe Aiken Greenville, SC O-in-C Midway 1952-3 b.4/12/24; d.9/24/02

John D. Alderson, Jr Middletown & Springfield, OH AD3 1952 b.12/29/23; d.8/26/1995; Mary Virginia

CDR Charles Frederick (Fred) Alexander 1956-59 LT; CO VAW-120 1969-70 b.10/20/22; d.9/3/89 Olathe, KS; Jane

Herbert J. Aley 11618 Kent Kangley Rd Kent, WA 98031 Forrestal 1962 b.6/8/43; d.2/20/06; Beverly Des Moines, WA

Gerald (Gary) Alfrey 14117 W Horizon Dr Sun City West, AZ 85375-2807 623-214-0237 AD-2 1952-1956 Tarawa 1952-3; d.1/12/2009; Jane

               Bruce W. Allen SN 1954 b.12/21/35; d.2/1980 Kalamazoo, MI

                                       Enoch Little Allen ATC 636 Goetschl St San Diego, CA 92114-6720 619-262-7721 b.2/2/26; d.10/25/2004 Apache Junction, AZ

               Richard E. Allen Sharon, MA AM1 1954-6 Lake Champlain 1954-5; Intrepid 1955, Bennington 1956 b.10/30/23; d.2/12/96  

Stanley Ellwood (Bones) Allen LT 200 North El Camino Real #77 Oceanside, CA 92054 760-757-7511 NAOC, enlisted to commission 28 yrs in the navy Lake Champlain 1953 as AT1 Midway 1955 b.12/2/1926; d.1/28/2007 bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem

LCDR Thomas R. Allen 4933 Olive Grove Ln Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757-497-7342 Independence 1962 1965 NAOC Air medal, Allen Photo; b.1/17/31; d.11/14/2013; Jeanne

Dennis William Almeida, Sr 149 Palm Cir Flagler Beach, FL 32136 Midway 1955 b.7/29/33; d.12/31/09

LT(jg) Arnold E. Alpert (Professor of pharmacology, Tufts University School of Medicine) b.9/7/31 Massachusetts; d.11/20/1993 Brooklyn, NY; NAOC Randolph 1956

James R. Alto ADR2 America 1965, Intrepid 1966 b.1/23/44; d.2/5/97 Okemos, MI; Mary Theresa

Warren S. Ambruster AN 1952 b.9/30/33; d.5/30/98 New York; son: Mark Ambruster, Transportation Manager, A Martin Limestone company 717 354-1030

Arthur Paul Amonette CPO Saratoga 1959 b.3/21/21; d.2/26/1964 Houston, TX; Marie

Robert Amoroso ADCS Bennington 1956 (Baumgardner’s friend) ADRCA in Jun 63 in VW2 b.10/17/26; d.6/22/1986 in Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem

LT John Bushman Amrine 20890 Barker Rd Marysville, OH 43040 937-642-3101 ENS-LT 1958-1962 Forrestal 1958; Lake Champlain 1960-1; Essex 1960 NAVCAD Sudden cardiac arrest 9/29/05 Cathy

Eurico Andrade New Bedford, MA Midway 1955 d.3/12/76; Beverly (Lagrange); Son: same name is 46 Myrtle St New Bedford, MA 02740 774-202-2572

Adrian L. Anderson 342 14th St Quincy, FL 32351 850-627-4520 Leyte 1952 b.8/31/23; d.9/19/1998; ALA, Jr same address b.1955

Einar H. Anderson AD3 Middleburg, FL 1962 no det b.11/14/42; d.2/9/2006

Roy E. Anderson ADC Mustang, OK 73064 Saratoga 1959 b.1/21/1930; d.12/3/2006 1300 42nd St OKC 73111; Loanna

William K. Anderson PNSN 1952 b.5/15/32; d.2/21/2000 Bristol, RI D/c MA

LCDR George G. Andrews O-in-C Lake Champlain 1958-9; Wasp 1961 b.8/31/23; d.11/6/98 New York

Harold Arthur (Harry) Andrewsen, Jr 78 Marshall Ln Derby, CT 06418 203-735-8005 AD2 Essex 1961; Saratoga 1962; Enterprise 1963 c/o (sister) Janice Renner 226 Chelsea Rd Brookfield, VT 05036-9654 802-276-3931 b.11/10/42 New Haven; d.11/26/2006 bladder cancer for the past two years. He was on morphine since 11/22. The Connecticut Hospice was attending to Harry's needs along with the support of his girl friend, Karen Libby. Harry had just turned 64 two weeks before. Member of the Path Finder Motor Club and an avid sportsman. Mr. Andrewsen retired from Allied Signal and became a salesman for Libby's Motor World in New Haven. He is survived by a son, Eric S. Andrewsen, of Boston, MA, a daughter, Lori Lynn Davies of Oxford, a sister, Janice Renner of Brookfield, VT, grandchildren, Rachel and Russell Davies and his fianc'e, Karen Libby of Derby

Charles Edward Angel, Jr. AE2 Essex 1958-61 b.5/5/1932; Moved from JAX to d.1/26/01 Knoxville, TN

Gary P. Anselmi Enfield, CT b.6/29/28; d.5/16/02; Lorraine

Gary P. Anselmi, 73, of South Rd., Enfield, beloved husband of Lorraine (Glock) Anselmi of 49 years, entered into eternal peace, Thursday, (May 16, 2002) at Kettle Brook Healthcare. Gary was born in Courtney, PA, and lived in the Enfield community for 45 years. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was employed by T.L.C. Oil Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1991. Gary was also an avid golfer. Besides his wife, Lorraine, Gary is survived by a son, Gary A. Anselmi and his wife Cindy of Enfield; a daughter, Laurie Hurlburt and her husband Ronald of Enfield; two grandchildren, Nicole Anselmi and Gary A. Anselmi, II; and a great grandson, Jonathan P. Anselmi. Gary was predeceased by a sister, Sara Rocco.

Anthony (Tony) V. Antoniazzi ADC fm Connecticut Bon Homme Richard 1952, Tarawa 1953-4; Bennington 1956 d.1999 Pensacola Naval Hospital (cancer)

Thomas John Anzalone 5 Liberty Pl Glen Cove, NY 11542 516-676-5769 ATAN Enterprise 1962 b.7/14/43; d.5/5/2012; Gail M. b.1953 44 Continental Pl apt A Glen Cove, NY 11542; Angie (Angelina V b.1921); Son: Thomas J. b.1960 4 Hickory Ln Glen Cove, NY 11542-1444; Leon, Christopher & Stephen; Susan M. b.1952

Richard W. Apakian AN 1951 b.5/2/1930; d.5/25/2004 Las Vegas, NV issued in PA bur in Boulder City, NV

Chief Glen M. Archibald California Independence 1961 & 1962 b.6/24/22; d.6/4/82 Tremonton, UT

James Michael Arsenault 5908 Cranbrook Way Apt 1205 Naples, FL 34112-2807 239-732-6007 AN 1951 b.2/19/32; d.5/13/15; Patricia Ann (Patsy) b.7/33 patsyjim@

James M. Arsenault, 83, passed away on May 13, 2015. He was born February 19, 1932 in Ithaca, NY, where he spent his childhood. From there his family moved to Wyandotte, MI where he attended St. Patrick's Catholic School. There he met his future bride, Patricia Adams. Jim proudly served for eight years in the U.S. Navy and worked for over 30 years at AnheuserBusch in Romulus, MI. Jim was an avid golfer, competitive Euchre player, and especially loved the family's 'Gram Adams Annual Euchre Tournament.' After retiring, Jim and Pat relocated to Naples, FL. They lived the dream of golfing with friends, and enjoying family visits in the sunshine state. Jim had many friends who gravitated towards his loving heart and giving nature. Jim was a devoted, loving husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather. He held a very special place in his heart for all of his siblings, inlaws, nieces and nephews. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Patricia; daughter, Lori A. (Dr. Sherman Gorbis, D.O.) Gorbis; sons, Rev. James M. Arsenault and Thomas J. (Jackie) Arsenault; grandchildren, Jessica (Eric) Martin, Josh, Zach, Thomas, and Alyssa; great-grandchildren, Ashten, Spencer, Colby, and Samantha; and his sister, Marion (Walter) Tarnowski. James was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Sarah Arsenault; brothers, Raymond, Joseph, Lawrence Thomas, and Jack; and sisters, May and Jane.

William (n) Ascroft ATC Lake Champ 1959; hurrevac 1958 b.2/19/25; d.8/6/89 El Cajon, CA bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem; Son: William J. Ascroft 208 West St Royal Oak, MI 48067 248-544-6454 b.1942

LCDR Julius W. Ashley 2449 Vacation Dr Macon, GA 31217 b.7/6/16; d.1/3/98 Electronics officer 1953; Mary D; son: Willie H. Jeffersonville, GA

John Marion Askins, Jr AN Essex 1960 b.9/23/41; d.9/30/06 Tell City, IN; Mabel E. (Mills) Askins 1814 9th St Tell City, IN 47586-1385 812-547-2689

Salvatore Astorino AN Midway 1955; Salvatore b.7/28/32 d.1/1987 Fishkill, NY 

LT Aubrey E. “Ack Ack” Atkinson LT LSO VC-12 USS Wright 1950 b.1/21/1923; d.6/4/1981 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Wilma O. Atkinson b.1925 lived in Fairfax and then Catharpin VA (NW corner of Manassas Ntl Battlefield.) She is living at 405 Woodland Av Hopewell, VA 23860-1847 804-452-1833 with James (perhaps a son)

Joseph J. Augeri 264 Center Ln Levittown, NY 11756 516-579-8075 Midway 1955 b.9/11/34; d.12/6/1997


Robert William Babb Fallon, NV b.9/24/23; d.2/3/79

LT(jg) John M. Babbitt Little Compton, RI 12/1953-11/55 Pilot Hornet 1955; b.3/9/32; d.5/1/97

CDR Charles A. Baber LT(jg) Oriskany 1951 b.7/21/30; d.10/9/97 Los Angeles; Marjorie 3630 Red Oak Cir W Orange Park, FL 32073 904-269-2788 remarried to Cyrus King

Luther Earl Babers, III AMEC America 1966-7 AME1b b.6/3/36; d.11/18/94; Patsy A. Babers b.5/1939 235 Siena St San Diego, CA 92114 619-263-4566

Billy Bacon, Jr Cisco, TX Boxer 1950 b.8/28/30; d.2/9/2001; Polly b.10/12/30

LCDR Richard Aldred Baekey, Sr Tampa, FL 1953-4 b.3/6/25; d.3/25/02 Tampa, FL LT Wasp 1953; Marjorie V. b.3/23/22; d.4/4/05 Plant City, FL

 BAEKEY, Richard Aldred, Sr., 76, died March 25, 2002 at the VA Nursing Home in Tampa. His parents were Louis Alton Baekey and Gladys Peal. Richard was born in Havre de Grace, Md. He is survived by his beloved wife Marjorie and their children: Jim C. Lane, a Stair Builder & Character First Consultant and Cherie Black both of Plant City, Carole Alcock an Attorney in S. Af rica, Barbara Rockstrah of Oregon, Navy Master Chief Richard Baekey Jr., Dr. Paul Ames Baekey of Hollywood, Fla. and David Mark Baekey of Tampa; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He moved here and married Marjorie at Plant City First Baptist where they were both members. He was a gentle and compassionate person who loved his family. He served his country as a Lt. Commander in the US Navy, flying jets from 19 US Aircraft Carriers for 27 years. He taught Naval Engineering, Celestial Navigation and Naval Leadership, two years at Stanford, and three years at University of Oklahoma. He had 4400 hours of flight time. Much of his Naval history and memoirs were presented to the Pensacola Naval Museum three years ago. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association at MacDill Air Force Base and his wife, Marjorie, was Secretary of the Retired Officers Wives Club. Upon retirement from the Navy, he was asked to serve in the US Air Force, where he taught Flight Safety, for his last two years in the military. He was District Supervisor II Florida Parole and Probation Commission for South Florida for five years. He was a volunteer at MOSI in their flight shows. He volunteered as a judge for The Heart Association in Brandon in 1995. He enjoyed his retirement living at Country Meadows, where he and Marjorie joined in many of the activities, always hand in hand wherever they went.

Charles D. Bailey Cranston, RI Midway 1950-1, Tarawa 1952 plankowner VC-12 deceased

Rev. Robert W. Bain lately 22854 Highway 36 Cheshire, OR 97419-9754 541-998-5257 b.7/20/24; d.4/18/2007; Formerly 1673 Huasna Dr San Luis Obispo, CA 805-784-9567; Beverly J. Bain b.1929 bur in Westborough, MA

Gilbert V. Baker AM1 1953 b.11/19/28; d.7/13/92 Providence, RI

Roland H. Baker Jr. Houston, TX LT Lake Champlain 1957 b.4/28/27; d.3/2/1988

Cecil D. Baldwin AEC 1954 b.7/4/21; d.6/26/03 Colonial Beach, VA

Grover R. Baldwin Leyte 1951 b.1/28/21; d.7/19/2002 Genoa, OH

James K. Baldwin ATC America 1967 b.9/8/38; d.12/20/2008 Bullock, AL (or Glenside, PA)

William W. Baldwin AWCS Sumpter Co, FL AT2 hurrevac 1958 b.12/17/36; d.6/24/2002

Merle Guy Ball New Boston, IL ADAN 1953 b.7/24/1925; d.3/16/95; (too old to be ADAN in 1953 Father, same name); Helen E. (Weiland) b.1916; d.1972

Wesley Edgar Ball AZ1 Essex 1964 AZ3 b.2/15/39; d.4/4/1991 Waxahatchie, TX (Father, same name b.2/9/13; d.11/13/63 Point Pleasant, WV)

CDR Albert L. Ballard LDO electronics specialist 1953-4 b.4/23/08; d.8/3/1989 San Diego

Ronald H. Ballard LT 1310 to VAW-121 frm VS-39 b.5/15/42; d.9/27/08 Pike Co, IN 

William Paul Ballard c/o Bill Murphy (son-in-law) 317 Edison Dr Orange Park, FL 32073 904-742-8143 Saratoga 1957-8; 1959; 1960 AT1 (Pearl Harbor survivor) b.1/1/22; d.2/19/06

Paul D. Baller 5550 Bald Eagle Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55110 651-429-4462 ATAN 1953 b.6/16/34; d.3/2/2002

Donald W. Ballew 11641 47th Pl Bellevue, WA 98006-2707 425-746-2301 b.9/30 LT(jg) pilot Wasp 1952; FDR 1953 b.8/20/30; d.5/13/09; Carolyn K (Kaye)

Donald W. Ballew of Bellevue died on May 13, 2009 at home of lung cancer.  He was 78.
Mr. Ballew was born on August 20, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois.  His family moved from the Mid-West to Oregon during the Second World War.  Joining the Navy in 1948, he served as a naval aviator during the Korean War.  He attended the University of Colorado for three years, and then transferred to the University of Oregon where he received the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Mr. Ballew began his professional career as an Airline Pilot in 1958 by joining West Coast Airlines.  Thirty-two years later, after a series of airline mergers, he retired from Northwest Airlines.
His main interests during retirement centered on his immediate family, his extended faith family at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, boating (Past Commodore of the Tollycraft Boating Club), reading and travel.  His home workshop also brought him much personal satisfaction, as Mr. Ballew was a tinkerer and a craftsman.
Survivors include Kaye, his wife of 49 years, daughter Carolyn Ballew, of Renton, daughter Kathleen Graves, son in law John Graves and grandchildren, Michael and Allie, of Newcastle,  brothers Richard of California and Jerry and Lyle of Oregon. 

LCDR Norman L. Balliet 4480 SE 190th Morriston, FL 32668 352-528-6388 Forrestal 1962-3 Commissioned ENS (LDO) Nov 1963 (VS-34 Gerrish’s squadron 1967-8); b.12/6/34; d.5/19/08; Betty

Francis J. Banach 14 Hedden Pl Middletown, NJ 07748-3626 732-747-3410 AM 1957 b.11/29/34; d.12/31/03; son at same address

Thomas Smith Bancroft ADAN 1952 b.4/2/35; d.9/9/93 Cleveland, TN; Joyce Chattanooga, TN 

Robert Kenneth Banner ATC 1148 3rd Av #47 Chula Vista, CA 91911 619-427-0422 ATRAN 1961 Wasp 1961-64 with VAW-33 Served on 23 aircraft carriers; b.6/15/38; d.3/18/08 bur in MA

LCDR RN John Mackinnon Barbour passed away on the 29th October 2005 at Saffron Waldon, Essex. He flew with 849 Squadron in Gannets John served as pilot with VAW-12 in 1962-1964, and was aboard USS Essex in Guantanamo Bay during the Cuban missile crisis An excellent pilot and good friend - Cleland McBurney

LT Michael Bardan Maint officer 1959 b.10/12/23; d.11/24/05 Tiverton, RI  

LCDR Michael J. Baring RN crashed in Wickford Harbor 6/25/53 with Joseph K. Keeple, Jr of Pinehurst, MA b.1932 & Donald F. Hart of Albany, NY b.1933 searching for LT(jg) Jack Oliver Snipes VF-71 who had a night mid-air with another Banshee F2H3. d.5/25/1955

CDR Francis Oscar Barker AE1 Oriskany 1951 FDR 1953 b.7/12/29; d.7/4/96 Oak Harbor, WA, ashes scattered at sea

Joseph H. Barna 6897 Bayshore Dr Lake Worth, FL 33162-3903 AA Leyte 1957 (pronounce Bar-Nay) b.5/7/38; d.1/27/05 Anaheim, CA D/c issued in PA

John Ray Barnard 11749 Maryland Hywy Swanton, MD 21561-1305 AMH3 America 1967 b.1/22/48; d.10/4/2007; Shana A

Ray E. Barnard AEIAN 1957 b.May 1938 AE3 Intrepid 1958; Parkinson’s c dementia 2007; b.5/26/38; d.7/8/2010; Leslie Ann b.4/1944 359 Altamont Av Schenectady, NY 12303-1035 518-370-4698

Clifford Glenwood Barnes ATCS 207 N Fairview Dr Lenoir, NC 28645 828-754-2470; b.4/13/29; d.8/8/2007; Annabelle G. d.11/1999

 I was one of the plank owners in VAW-12 which was formed from FAETULant Det. 4 I made many short cruises on Jeep carriers, The Siboney 1951, Palau, Mindoro, Cabot and the Wright. Also I made a Med Cruise on the Coral Sea and the Saipan. I entered as an ALAN (radio man) and changed my rate to AT (That is a long story in its self as I held AL3,AT3, AL2 and AT2 rates before the bureau finally got it right. I left VC12 in late January or early February 1951 for Instructor duty in Millington Tenn. At the AT (A) School. Them went to VW# on Guam and flew as Radioman into the Typhoons before returning to instructor duty at the US Naval Officers CIC School at Glynco Ga. Then to AT(B) School. From there to VP5 at Jacksonville, Fl. as electronics shop chief and Leading CPO. From there I got shore duty at Eglin AFB with the Navy Detachment at the climatic hanger. They decommissioned the Navy detachment and it was returned to Patuxent River, but I was transferred to Pensacola Aircraft maintenance to finish my time to retirement on 1 June 1965. During my time in the Navy I became an expert on the APS-20 series radar I took up flying in the 1960's and worked my way up to Airline Transport Pilot MEL with a DC-3 Type rating. I also held an Instrument Instructor rating Aircraft Single Engine in which I held a Commercial pilot rating. I spent one year as Instructor in US Air Force Pilot Training at Selma, AL I took a turn at flying the Air Mail I went back to Electronics in 1973 with the Link Division of the Singer Company and was a field engineer on the F4E and EA6B. I spent 18 months at Whidbey Island on The EA6B flight Simulator and a Total of 5 years on the F4E Flight Simulator in Turkey for the Turkish Air Force When I retired I put my right eye out mowing the yard one month and seven days after retiring. I got my instrument rating and Instrument Instructor rating as well as the ATP MEL with DC3 Type Rating with one eye on a medical wavier.  My wife died Thanksgiving 1999

Blaine B. Barnhart CS2 1951 b.6/8/27; d.8/30/05 Capitol Heights, MD

Henry L. Barnhart Almond, NY AN 1951 (probably deceased)

David L. Barns Charleston, MS AN 1957 b.2/18/1934; d.2/3/79

Hubert G. Barr AM2 1951 b.1/24/1926 Beaufort, SC; d.1/12/87 Chocowinity, NC; Margaret Louise (Upton) b.9/25 4738 NC Hywy 33 E Chocowinity, NC 27817 252-946-9433

Armand L. Barrette 15 Boston Ave Worcester, MA  01604 508-754-6005 AT3 1952-1954 Coral Sea 1953; d.3/25/2011; Virginia T. Mouid d.1998; Dtr: Jo-Ann Clougherty

Armand L. Barrette, 79, of Worcester, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011 in his home. His loving wife of forty-one years, Virginia T. (Mouid) Barrette, predeceased him in April 1998.
He is survived by his loving family, a daughter, Jo-Ann Clougherty and her husband William Clougherty, Jr. of Worcester and their children, Colleen and Michael; two sons, Edward Barrette of Wilton Manors, Florida and Armand J. Barrette and his wife Noel of Mechanicsburg, PA and their son, Nicholas. Armand is also survived by many members of his extended family including three sisters-in-law, Ruth Mouid, Teresa Kellerman and Marie Plante; many nieces and nephews. Born in Shrewsbury, son of Arthur L. and Cora (Goulet)Barrette, Armand graduated from Worcester Boy’s Trade and served in the Civil Air Patrol. He has lived in Worcester most of his life.
Armand served his nation proudly in the United States Navy, during the Korean Conflict. He was awarded the Navy Occupation Service Medal with European Clasp and a Defense Service Medal.
He worked as a Manager for New England Telephone for over twenty years, before retiring in 1989. Armand was a member of the former Saint Margaret Mary Church and upon the suppression of that parish he became an active member of Holy Family (Saint Joseph) Church and the church choir. He was also a member of The Worcester Men of Song and the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA), the Greendale Retired Men’s Club and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed singing and researching genealogy.

George Ronald Barton 3108 Lanny Ln Panama City, FL 32405 b.2/2/31; d.10/19/06 Olney, IL bur in KS

Samuel A. Basalla 3401 Pleasant Valley Rd Cleveland, OH 44134-3280 440-845-3280 b.1925 LT 1951; Sue b.1925; d.2002

LCDR Henry B. (Burt) Bassett 1950 b.10/30/16; d.7/13/07 Tallahassee, FL. Mentioned in Last of the Tin Can Sailors for heroism at the Battle of the Philippine Sea Navy Cross    

LT Edward D. Battersby Coral Sea 1955 Went to Yale Medical School after navy, but did not finish b.3/11/22; d.3/8/97 South Hadley, MA; Ann L. (Henderson) Battersby b.1924; d.1994

Cecil D. Baughman ATC 28559 Caledonia Rd Weedville, PA 15868-4933 814-787-4567 1949-50 Valley Forge, Philippine Sea, Boxer 1953 pea seed farmer b.2/24/30; d.1/23/14; Lorraine C

Charles Baumgardner 526 Waco Rd Kings Mountain, NC 28086-2824 704-739-5938 or toll-free 1-877-860-4200 PIN 518943 AD2 Midway 1955, Tarawa, Intrepid, Bennington 1955-8 He’s wheelchair now with MS; Worked as an undertaker b.9/8/23; d.10/24/2011

Richard L. Baynes 18 Crabb Norfolk, NY 13667-4103 315-384-3119 VAW-12 1957-61 AM3 Valley Forge 1958 b.6/11/36; d.1/29/09; Beverly (Wilson)

survived by his wife, Beverly, of Norfolk; a son, Thomas and Michele Baynes, East Greenbush; and a daughter, Wanda Williams, of Norfolk. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Rebecca and Justin Williams; a sister, Eileen Robert, of Balston Spa; and two nieces and three nephews.

James T. Bayruns AT3 1952 b.11/27/31; d.5/24/2000 Cocoa Beach, FL 32931; Dtr: Melissa Heslop Bayruns, Choate Rosemary Hall 1981 b.1963; d.2008

James V. Beach, Sr 3105 Oakmount Rd Bloomfield, NY 14469 585-657-5463 AN 1954 b.5/31/33; d.2/16/2008; Janet E

James R. Beard 38 Colgate Dr Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 302-644-2898 (failed) & Myerstown, PA 17067 AA Enterprise 1961-2; b.7/21/42; d.10/4/09; US Army too; Sandra J

Donald A. Beattie 2001 83rd Av N #1170 St Petersburg, FL 33702-3968 727-570-2825 VC-12 d.7/18/05; Ann

John Dwight Beatty ARVAN Forrestal 1961 b.7/29/43; d.3/30/90 Sonoma, CA

Theodore T. Beaulieu AD 2 1956-8 b.10/26/30; d.3/17/02 Monson, MA

Emile Arthur Beauparlant ADC 1952 b.8/8/26; d.12/9/99 Old Town, FL (Woonsocket, RI); Esther B. Beauparlant 248 Hywy 19 Trenton, FL 32693 352-542-8884  

Roger Edward Bedard Burlington, VT AT3 Lake Champlain 1952 b.11/27/1930; d.10/1975; Son: Dennis James Bedard b.1969; d.2011

Rick Bednarczyk now Richard J. Bednar b.11/16/42; d.10/30/03 1464 Cathys Ln North Wales, PA 19454 215-362-6996 AA Randolph 1961-2 Jennifer b.1943

Ozell Beemon 215 Garden Ln Saginaw, MI 48602 989-791-1530 SD2 Enterprise 1962 b.2/2/1929; d.5/12/2007 Southfield, MI

LT(jg) Robert “O” Beeson 8 West Gate Dr Bow, NH 03304 603-228-0312 Bennington 1956-7; Intrepid 1958 Tufts 1953; b.6/15/32; d.1/2/2011; Rosemarie

Donald F. Behrend 8 Wicklow Dr Skaneateles, NY 13152 315-685-6912 AL3 Tarawa 12/1952-7/1953 b.8/30/31; d.7/25/2010; Joan C

Roy S. Belcher 40 Neponset St S Walpole, MA 02071 508-668-2018 Grew up in Topeka Kansas State ’40 XO VC-12 1956  d.9/15/03 age 87; Retired on board USF Constitution 6/30/70 after 30 years. Commanded Torpedo 3, XO USS FDR, CO NAS Bermuda. Hobbies Antique clocks and Naval history of the Civil War Mentioned in Wings of Gold Winter 2003 p. 53: Lorene; Six children Son: Jonathan Belcher 1569 Bronson Rd St Albans, VT 05478

Ronald H. Bell 602 Pipes Rd Ruston, LA 71270-3387 318-768-2440 ATR3 Wasp 1966 b.1946; d.1995 Patricia

Connie George Bement 358 Broadway St Tooele, UT 84074 435-882-4737 AA Lake Champlain 1953b.5/28/28; d.3/1/10; JoAnn (Williams)   

Connie George Bement beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on Monday, March 01, 2010.
Connie was born May 28, 1928 in Kanosh Utah, to Seymour Guy and Elvira Bement. He was a aircontroller during the Korean War attached to the USS Lake Champlain, he later married JoAnn Williams on August 10, 1962 where they spent 47 years together. Connie enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time at the cabin in Scofield Utah, and wintering in Yuma, Ariz.
Connie survived by wife JoAnn; daughters Kenzie (Mike) Wolverton, Hyrum, Utah and Chris Froschriser (Steve Harvey) Providence, Utah; sons Guy Bement, Tibe Island, Ga. and Terry Bement, Atlanta Ga.; sister Deanne (Val) Utley, West Valley City; grandchildren Austin Wolverton, Kylee Wolverton, Shannon Michelle Bement and many nieces and nephews.

Eugene L. Benczkowski AM2 18 Shore Rd Sparrow’s Point, MD 21219 410-477-3161 AM3 1953 b.6/10/1932; d.5/29/1995; J. Norma Benczkowski; Dtr: Michelle Benczkowski-Miller (Baltimore & Dundalk, MD)

Edward R. Bennett 9654 Kings Highway Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 Independence 1960-1 AD3 b.8/2/41; d.2/15/06 NY; Nancy Jane b.1947 c Melissa J. Bennett b.1939 Myrtle Beach

George Grant Bennett 2604 Daisy Dr Brenham, TX 77833 979-830-0455 AN Oriskany 1951 b.3/18/1931; 3/13/13; Ruth Ann (Brown) b.1931; d.1999; Bonnie Jean (Jones) Bennett b.1932; d.2011

 born in Houston, Texas, to the late Henry Estus Bennett and Mary Catherine Grant Bennett, and spent his life there. In 1949, he married Ruth Ann Brown and in 1983, they moved to Brenham. In 2000, he married Bonnie Jones. Grant worked in the petroleum industry until his retirement, after which he was an avid musician, remote control modeler, gardener, and member of Brenham's First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Ann, in 1999; second wife, Bonnie Jones, in 2011; and son, William Bennett Sr. in 2004.
Survivors include daughters, Cathy Patterson and Annabette Bennett; grandchildren, Rebecca Litton, William Bennett Jr., Leah Edmiston, Daniel Edmiston, and Amanda Patterson; and great-grandchildren, Ashley Treece, Julia Litton, Caleb Treece, William Bennett III, Noah Edmiston, Alexa Litton, and Oliver Bennett

 Joseph P. Bennett AD3 1951 b.3/29/31; d.12/18/2010 Oakland, MI

LCDR Bruce A. Bennington 2775 Rio Ct Punta Gorda, FL 33950 941-637-7746 Saratoga 1964-5; 1966; JFK Hamilton Standard; b.4/7/37; d.12/20/07; Pauline Bloom b.8/8/35; d.4/30/2003; Dtr: Rebekah R. b.8/1/62; d.7/2/1976 age 13 Both women buried at Arlington Natl Cem

John J. Bentley AA 1954 b.11/22/34; d.2/13/05 Methuen, MA

Robert R. Benton SN 1952 b.9/21/34; d.10/30/2010 Warwick, RI

Richard D. Bergen AT3 1957 Sara 1958 Blackfoot/Sioux Indian b.5/30/35; d.1/21/2009 Minnehaha, SD

Irving Lee Berger Delray Beach, FL & Spring Valley, NY YN2 1953 b.1931; d.4/3/2013; Helene pre-deceased; Dtrs: Robin B. Kurtz & Allyson B. Brenner

Nick D. Berger 11393 Pena Way Mira Loma, CA 91752 951-361-2268 AN FDR & Wasp 1967 b.9/30/47; d.9/22/2004 of progressive neurological disease

Richard J. Bergeron ATN3 Randolph 1966 b.11/23/42; d.12/13/96 Swanton, VT

John E. Bergmann 11060 Caravel Cir Fort Myers, FL 33908 & 875 Hunter Dr Roselle IL 60172 630-529-5113 b.1943 ATRAN Enterprise 1961-2   

Edgar W. Bernard DK1 1954 b.9/28/29; d.10/30/07 Kenner, LA

Marion E. Berry AD1 Forrestal 1961 b.3/27/32 SC; d.6/13/04 Luneburg, VT

Charles C. Bertels WO-1 5296 Turkington Rd Acme, WA 98220 360-595-2320 Independence 1966-7; VAW-124 d.2004; Dtr: Elizabeth Hainer

Alfred A. Berube ALC Woonsocket, RI b.6/9/25; d.4/19/95 Cumberland, RI FDR 1954, leading chief, Randolph 1956; VS-42 in 1961

S. F. Bestland AN VC-12 b.9/27/29; d.6/2/99 Sonora, CA 95370

Lawrence D. Beylard ADJAA Wasp 1966 Gloucester, Danvers, MA b.12/13/46; Killed in automobile accident 5/2/1991; Marjorie E. Beylard b.2/47 11 Prospect Sq Gloucester, MA 01930 978-281-1610

LCDR Benedict B. Bialy LT Tarawa 1951-2; Wasp; Ticonderoga b.1922; d.1976 of cancer; Bur Arlington Natl Cem;  Doris M. b.12/22/1926 Port Arthur, TX; d.3/30/2010 Virginia Beach. Formerly 2427 Orleans Av Niagara Falls, NY 14303; Sons: Benjamin D. Bialy 4605 Curtiss Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23455-4319 757-464-4750, Michael and Thomas

Richard D. Biggs AN Essex 1961-2 b.9/9/1943 Shavertown, PA; d.9/6/2002

Richard Francis Billy 114 Curtis Av Syracuse, NY 13209 AA Essex 1961 b.10/12/1942 Syracuse; d.6/28/89 Conta Costa CO, CA; Barbara J. b.1945 attrib to Ruth M. Billy b.7/1/22; d.6/7/05 and Francis G. Billy b.2/11/14; d.2/3/99

Joseph A. Biondolillo 169 Bowers Av Watertown, NY 13601-4027 315-782-4341 AN Valley Forge 1958 b.3/17/34; d.8/11/04 Piffard, NY

LT Norman R. Birkler 1315 Leyte 1951; 1953-4 b.11/11/22; raised in an orphanage d.12/1985 Zephyrhills, FL D/c issued in NY

Eugene D. Bissey 117 Arbor Dr Washington, NC 27889 252-946-2513 AT3 Saratoga 1958 Essex 1959 b.10/6/37; d.5/18/06; Brunhilda (Loya)

Mr. Eugene Bissey, 68, of 117 Arbor Drive, Washington, died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at home.  Mr. Bissey was born in Point Pleasant, N.J., on Oct. 6, 1937. He was the son of the late Joseph Magnus Bissey and Madeline Elizabeth Caggiano Bissey. He was a 1955 graduate of Point Pleasant Beach High School in New Jersey. He served in the Navy. On March 1, 1963, he married the former Brunhilda Loya, who survives. He was a glazier in the art glass manufacturing business and was owner/operator of Bissey Glass Works in New Jersey. He was the recipient of the Melvin Jones National Award from the Point Pleasant Lions Club. He had been a resident of Beaufort County for two years. Survivors include two sons, 1st Sgt. Dean C. Bissey of Fort Bragg and Jason W. Bissey of Point Pleasant, N.J.; two brothers, James Bissey of California and Ward Bissey of Washington and six grandchildren.

Edwin A. Blackburn AE3 74 Vine Ln Laurel Springs, NC 28644-8779 336-372-6629 AN Valley Forge 1958 b.7/1/39; d.3/20/08

Curtis Nelson Blackmore AEAN 1954 b.3/2/33; d.7/29/2001 Kyle TX

John F. Blain 517 E Fulton St Stockton, CA 95224-2451 209-463-3747 FDR 1961, Forrestal 1962-3 b.7/13/1937; d.5/5/11; Jean M

LT Frank W. Blake, Jr O-in-C USS Mindoro b.12/12/18; d.4/20/79 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Juanita b.7/26/17; d.10/31/2011

James F. Blake b.11/21/1933; d.3/22/2006 Williamsburg, VA SA 1952; Son same name Oakton, VA 703-242-3761

LCDR Robert L. Blake LT (senior LSO) FDR carqual 1953 b.10/31/23; d.3/7/78 San Jose, CA DFC, Air Medalx4 U.S. Antarctic Expedition Medal; Virginia Tech & U. West Virginia; Eva Merle (Judy) Blake; Sons: Robert of Phoenix, AZ beblak & Brian

LCDR Charles M. Blanchard b.8/10/19; d.10/16/70 heart disease; Son Richard  

CAPT Frank Medford Blanchard Virginia Beach, VA LCDR O-in-C Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.1/5/1919; d.10/3/2004 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Eleanor M. b.7/6/1916; d.2/23/2000 d/c in Texas

Lewis T. Blanchard LT 1310 b.8/21/1932; d.11/2/2003 Ocala, FL Essex 1962-3; Forrestal 1964 

Robert D. (Bob) Blanchard Box 521 (1450 N Clara Av) Deland, FL 32720-2200 386-734-9208 PR2 Enterprise 1963 (Later Saratoga 1977) from WI Freedom USA quality nylon products b.1/30/36; d.1/19/2010

Robert F. Blanchard PRCM 6004 Kingswood Dr Milton, FL 32570 850-623-0286 PR3 Enterprise 1961 62 63 Saratoga 1963-4 from NY; b.8/15/39; d.11/24/2004; Norma

CDR Tom Blanchard Marble, NC d.11/23/03; Lucy 16061 SW 23rd Court Rd Ocala, FL 34473

Paul E. Blanchette Forrestal 1960 b.1/21/1940; d.3/18/2011 Woonsocket, RI

John A. Blesch Hillsborough, CA LT(jg) pilot Saratoga 1957; Cornell 1952; d.4/4/91; Son: Fred M. Blesch, DC Fort Collins, CO 970-495-6899

David Edward Bloemendaal 2008 Javelin Ct Virginia Beach, VA 23456 757-471-1298 Forrestal 1966-7 AT1 b.3/29/40; d.8/8/2010; Beatrice

Thomas L. Blythe 1473 North Palermo Rd Palermo, ME 04354 207-993-6026 Ticonderoga 1953; Coral Sea 1956; Intrepid 1957 b.10/6/34; d.1/34/2006

Ralph W. Bodenhamer 9608 Inlet Rd Norfolk, VA 23503 AMS1 Randolph 1965; b.6/7/1928; d.12/1985; Evelyn b.1929

Anthony J. Bodzioch ADC (pronounce Bo-jack) 88 Seaview Av North Kingstown, RI 02852-6324 401-294-2943 Saratoga 1957 Essex 1958 b.1918 Adams, MA; Joan R. b.1920; Son: Anthony J. b.1960 c Judith lives there now

John F.(Jack) Bojalad 41 Brown St DuBois, PA 15801 814-371-6076 ATN3 Saratoga 1960-61 Human Resource manager Penna Dept of Transportation; b.6/10/40; d.1/4/14; Bernadette “Bonnie” Bogacki Bojalad d.5/7/92

LT Joseph P. Boland USN Midway 1952 b.12/31/23; d.9/28/92 E Setauket, NY

CAPT Robert Melvin Bollenbacher 25668 West River Rd Perrysburg, OH 43551 1958-60 O-in-C Valley Forge 1958 d.5/22/2003; Betty

 Abdominal aorta aneurysm surgery complicated post op by cholecystitis/lithiasis, necessarily treated surgically, further complicated by plugged T-tube, bile stasis, pseudomonas septicemia and pneumonia

 “Although I haven't seen him in over 40 years, I remember him vividly Great officer, great pilot and most of all, great gentleman” Jim Victor

 Got to talking to  Tom Twiggs, who was a VS-36 pilot and LSO, and mentioned the barrier we tangled with in 1958. He told me he was on the platform that time and purposely waved off two S2 so my pilot, Robert Bollenbacher, could make the 75,000 landing on the Valley. You know when you cut that 3350 the plane falls but we just floated to the last deck wire and into the barrier.   Bollie, as he was called, was not only a great O-in-C but an excellent pilot and in the rush to get him in I guess we were a little fast.  Sometimes bad things happen to the wrong people.  His full name was Robert Melvin Bollenbacher and if he wasn’t so well respected the incident would not have happened. –Bill Denni

 Peter Rudolph Bondi, Sr AE1 P1 Mt Kisko, NY Essex 1961-2 b.2/1/1930; d.5/15/96 Lake City, FL 

Normand G. Bonneau ADR3 Saratoga 1961                                                                               Normand R. b.1/18/36; d.5/1984 Corpus Christi buried in RI; Doris Bonneau Goliad, TX 361-645-1535 may be widow

Harry F. Boone BTC in 1957 b.8/10/17; d.10/8/04 Orlando, FL

Benjamin Saunders Booth, Jr ATC 1957 b.12/11/25; d.10/6/84 Virginia; survived the Bataan Death march  Nancy Gill Booth b.1926; d. 2005; Son: BSB, III 3825 Spirited Cir St Cloud, FL 34772-8240 407-957-5026

Robert H. Booth ADEAN 1953 b.2/17/33; d.3/13/98 Plymouth, MA

Harold T. Booth ATC Pensacola 1954 b.5/6/23; d.9/8/97 bur in Barrancas Natl Cem; Margaret E. b.1919; d.1974

LCDR Warren M. Boozer 1220 Vista Del Monte Las Cruces, NM 88007 505-523-4486 (failed) LT(jg) Midway 1949; Coral Sea 1948; FDR 1950; retired in Olathe, KS; Plankowner VC-12; b.9/13/1920; d.10/12/2015; m.Nancy Moore Boozer who was a golf coach at Univ. Kansas; Dtr: Beth Boozer champion golfer. Grandson: Chris Buford, is GM of San Antonio Spurs

Ronald C. Borden 305 Plymouth St Middleboro, MA 02346 508-947-6948 b.7/32; d.2/23/96 ADEAN 1953; Martha E  

Phillip Arden Bordenkircher 1351 N Pleasant Dr Chandler, AZ Unit 1037 85225-6579 480-814-0659 AD3 Intrepid 1955 summer: 1175 Gorge Akron, OH 44310 330-923-7209 Kent State Univ; B.F.Goodrich Co b.1931; d.2/18/2014 Alzheimers; Barbara Maxine b.1931; d.2002; Phyllis A. b.1937

CDR Bruce E. Bothwell Saratoga 1958 LT(jg) b.6/16/32; d.1/8/99 &1/15/99 D/c processed through US Embassy, Bern, Switzerland bur Beaufort Natl Cem SC

LCDR Richard J. Botta (originally Bottamini) 217 Prado Dr Daly City, CA AMSC Line chief VAW-12 1965-6 b.12/13/32; d.2/1/2003  Unlikely Richard Anthony Botta 413 Bromley Pl Apt D Wyckoff, NJ 07481-1566 201-848-9001 (This man is MD & gynecologist-confusion!) Patricia K

George J. Boucher, Jr ADR3 Enterprise 1962-ADR2 1963 b.8/15/41; d.12/12/94 Burlington, MA

Byron Francis “Ron” Boudreaux 11171 Oakwood Dr J 101 Loma Linda, CA 92354 909-478-3944 LT(jg) 1310 Valley Forge 1958; Forrestal 1959; FDR 1961; b.7/14/33; d.6/18/11; Mary A. 8 Brockton Ct whiting, NJ 09759-3264 732-350-1824; Dtr: Jane E. Adametz (Joseph M)

Leo A. Bouffard ADCS Pawtucket, RI 02860 Narragansett Indian Randolph 1956-7 b.3/5/29; d.5/15/1988 Swansea, MA AD1 Randolph 1956

Dennis E. Bourn Randolph 1966 b.7/6/46; d.1/18/05 Medford, OR

Leonard Rene Bourque, Sr AMS1 Randolph 1963 b.1935; d.10/16/1990 Woonsocket, RI                                                      110 Lege Rd Kaplan, LA 70548-5501 337-643-2254  Unocal 33 yrs b.11/23/1933; d.7/28/2012; Margarite R. (Conner) Bourque

William David Bowen VC-12 TBM pilot 1949-50 b.5/19/24; d.8/21/2001 Downey, ID

 John G. Bowes AK2 Det 14 b.8/30/28; d.10/26/05 in San Francisco. Formerly 1727 Dylan Dr VABCH 23464 5253 Ashby St NORVA 23502 757-853-4862 b.1929; Margaret

James K. “Jim” Bowlby 3792 Ridgeton-Annapolis Rd Bucyrus, OH 44820 419-562-0032 AC3 Saratoga 1960-1961-2; d.4/23/2010; Linda (Side saddle enthusiast)

W. C. Bowling AD3 Oriskany 1951 b.10/16/30; d.8/27/02 LaPorte, TX

LT(jg) William M. Bowman NAOC Valley Forge 1958; 1959 Forrestal. A Wm M. Bowman b.10/12/36 d.9/20/95 NC

Melvin Ellsworth Bowser, III Saratoga 1964-5 b.5/19/45; d.5/7/2010 Battle Creek, MI

Billy Gene Boyd AN Forrestal 1957 Essex 1958 b.2/15/39; d.7/31/89 Mullins, SC cancer

Clyde Eugene Boydston 1109 Indian Mound Rd Graham, TX 76450 AMAN 1953 (Farm in Graham, TX auctioned 6/17/2006) b.2/26/33; d.3/20/2011 Olney, TX

LCDR James Lee Boyer “The Thin Man” LT Randolph 1962 b.10/7/38; d.4/9/98 Williamson, TX

LCDR James E. Boyle O-in-C Saratoga 1957 & 8; Wasp 1958 b.1924; d.1987 abdominal aortic aneurysm; Mary L. Boyle 244 Oakland St Apt B Manchester, CT 06042 860-432-5822; Daughter: Kathleen T. Boyle or phone 408-771-4268

Wayne E. Boyte 610 Laurel St Beverly, NJ 08010-3416 609-387-3910 BHR 1953 b.7/24/1926; d.6/22/03 bur in VT

LCDR Henry G. Bozeman AD3W pilot LT(jg Bennington, 1953-4; 2nd tour LCDR Independence 1960 b.7/30/30; Law practice in GA 1976-96; d.9/20/1996 Dublin GA pancreatic cancer

Around 1962-1963 my late husband LCDR Henry G. Bozeman spent some time in Norfolk, VA as one of three Navy test pilots for the WF-2. At the end of the test period, they flew 3 of the new "Willie Fudds" back to the base in Rhode Island where they were stationed. As they approached the tower before landing, the guy in the tower told them they looked like a heard of turtles coming in for a landing. They were of course dubbed "Fudd Drivers.” I remember we all had so much fun with that airplane. Grumman gave my husband a model of the WF-2 for his desk... I still have it today. And I am very proud of it. He was known as "# 1 Fudd Driver." I do have a number of pictures of the three coming in for a landing (pictures that the Navy photographers took. They are 8 x 12) Even the pictures of the celebration after they returned. They are packed away, some where.. I would be glad to send you copies of them for your files if you would like. This WF-2 evidently a newer version, than the one pictured here. He was in the VAW-12 squadron, and as I remember I believe that the three test pilots took them on their maiden voyage.. At this point I can't remember the name of the ship that was there at the Naval Base in Rhode Island. I was rather young then and really didn't pay a lot of attention to the particulars. So my dates may be a little off. Both of the other pilots had the first names of John. Just now I can't recall their last names, I believe all were LCDRs. (John Lavra & John Ward-ed) My husband went on to become the youngest flight deck officer in the Navy at that time on the Independence (the guy that took his place got a huge 4 page spread in an important magazine ...Life, or one of the youngest Flight Deck Officer in the Navy. He was several years older than my husband! LOL) and then just before my husband retired he spent a year in Vietnam ...the year was 1969. He retired, became an attorney in Dublin, GA. and in September of 1996 died of pancreatic cancer. I have always felt that his death was due to contact with agent orange when he was landing on tiny air strips in the mountains and jungles of Vietnam. I understand it took years for agent orange to do it's dirty work. I have never approached the Navy about my beliefs...but I am sure there are similar cases if records were checked.
My main interest now, is to find out more about the time that my husband was a test pilot for the WF-2 and the first voyage. And get dates that are more valid than my memory for my sons and grandson. And to email anyone that was stationed in Rhode Island or was in the VAW-12 squadron at that time. It was a very large squadron... and a great bunch of people were involved with the working of that squadron.
You can reach me at  
Joanne Bozeman (Wall) 173 Trinity Road Dublin, Georgia 31021

Robert J. Brackett AT1 FDR 1966-7 b.9/22/25; d.8/5/03 Woonsocket, RI

LCDR Alfred E. Bradford 570 Dugualla Rd Oak Harbor, WA 98277-5716 (no mail receptacle) 360-675-8125 AM1–LCDR (LDO) b.5/16/44; d.10/24/05 King County, WA

Wayne Alan Bradford, Sr 1050 Saybrook Harbour Pasadena, MD 21122-6532 b.10/6/45; d.4/1/05 VAW-12 1966 Wasp; Diane F

Frank C. Bradley 3804 Seymour Rd Jackson, MI 49201-8881 517-764-0987; b.8/25/1930; d.9/7/2012;  VC-12 Saipan 1950; Dorothy M. b.1941

CDR John H. Brady, Jr. 2416 Country Club Blvd Orange Park, FL 32073 904-272-0187; Deceased March 1997 after playing golf He was hanging on to a tree leaning way over to retrieve a ball when the tree broke and he fell breaking his neck. He died 5 weeks later. There is a memorial golf tournament in his honor yearly in January at Deerwood Country Club in Jacksonville LCDR O-in-C Independence 1962-3 Son: John III

CDR Francis Leo (Red) Brady, Jr. LT O-in-C Coral Sea 1951 b.6/6/19; d.7/30/1986 Point Loma, Calif bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem; Son:

Robert John Bragg, Jr. AMHCA Essex 1961 b.3/31/22; d.4/1/2001 Fort Pierce, FL

Garland Branch Independence 1961 & 1962 b.10/23/40; d.12/78 Keithville, LA 318-925-2878

Walter Leslie “Johnny” Branch, Sr 161 High Point Rd Richmond, VA 23238-6118 804-784-5630 b.6/4/1936; d.12/24/10 Henrico, VA Midway 1955; Anne Iseman Branch

Arthur D. Brannan AMAN Ticonderoga 1953; Intrepid 1955 b.10/29/32 Lake Orion, MI; d.2/11/03 Sacramento CA

Curtis E. Branscum 8915 Bent Grass Loop E Southaven, MS 38671 662-280-4396 ADR3 Randolph 1963 b.4/25/41; d.11/24/06; Patricia Ann

George M. Brantley ADR1 Saratoga 1961-2 b.8/1925; d.2002 West Warwick, RI D/c issued in Georgia

Stanley P. Bratek 39 Van Peyma Rd Hamburg, NY 14075 716-648-0077 Ticonderoga 1953-5; 1955-6; Lake Champlain 1954-5 radiated for Prostate Ca 2004 d.1/14/2014; Joan L (Augustniak); Children: Charles (Lynn), Judith (Thomas) Gregoire, Teresa (Philip) Gonser, Mary (Joseph) Solowski, Jennifer (Patrick) Schneider; Jamie Ann Bratek (deceased)

Peter F. Brauchler ATN2 Randolph 1966 b.5/8/44; d.9/86 Round Top, NY

Henry W. Bravo ADC Ticonderoga 1953 Largo, FL b.11/14/21; d.10/2/01

John B. Brazell, Jr AN 1953 b.7/25/32; d.5/13/98 Roanoke, AL 

Robert A. (Bob) Breunig 4 Rainbow Ln Lindenhurst, NY 11757-6632 Lake Champlain 1953; b.2/10/1930; d.5/28/2008

Robert H. Brickey 1950s b.6/24/21; d.3/31/2003 Nashua, NH; Son, same name 6 Jordan Rd Windham, NH 03807-2201 603-893-0962; Annette G

Jerome A. Bridenbaugh ALC 1950 b.1/19/1916 Dayton, OH; d.6/1980

James L. Briggs 325 Riverside Dr Mount Union, PA 17066 814-542-2839 AA Enterprise 1961 & 1962 b.5/28/41; d.12/8/08; Donna (Sellers)

Joseph P. Briguglio ADC VC-12 1951 b.3/6/20; d.9/4/08 Port St Lucie, FL (MA) Professional golfer and a golf course pro superintendent with Tri County Country Club in Buena Vista, GA; Joan; Son: John Briguglio
Daughter: Donna Merchant; Step-son: David Bergendal; Step-daughters: Pamela Geldart and Joan White

John F. Brock, Jr. ADR2 Kenhorst, PA Intrepid 1955; Bennington 1956 b.7/24/33; d.1/22/2008

James C. Brodie AKC 1954 b.11/6/1919; d.8/16/1978 bur Arlington Natl Cem

Theodore Hamilton Brodie Box H (100 Humphreys Lane) Duxbury, MA 02332 781-934-5610 LT(jg) 1953-6; Robin Work: President, New England Insulation 55 North St Canton, MA 02021 617-828-6600

 I joined the Squadron out of CIC School Glenview, IL in late 1953 and remained until the spring of 1956 as an NAOC; In 1997 I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma; I am not in remission, but well under control thanks to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Duxbury EXNAVOS meets three times a year

 Lived in Duxbury, MA and Ocean Reef Key Largo, FL. Theodore Hamilton Brodie, CEO and owner of Canton based New England Insulation Company for 50 years, died peacefully Sunday morning September 12, 2010 after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma. Born in 1929 to the late Martha and Theodore E. Brodie of Brookline MA, Ted lived in Brookline, Minneapolis, and Pembroke, before settling in Duxbury in the 1950’s. A respected contractor committed to the welfare of his employees and the insulation and carpenters unions of his industry, he was awarded the Cushing Gavin Award in 1995 by The Labor Guild for excellence in labor management. Ted served as president of the National Insulation Association (NIA), and received the NIA Man of Year Award in 1988. He served as Trustee of the New England Carpenters Benefit Funds and the Insulators Local 6 Benefit Funds for many years. A graduate of Tabor Academy in 1946 and Bowdoin College in 1952, Ted was a student of history and his personal library is a testament to life-long learning. He endowed the Bowdoin Brodie Family Scholarship Award to help middle class students since 1970, the Bowdoin Brodie Family Annual Education Lecture and a Tabor Academy Scholarship. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Bowdoin College. Ted joined the Navy in 1953 and attended the Naval Officer Candidate School, completing service as a LTJG Naval Air Observer (NAOC) in 1956. As a member of the Duxbury Yacht Club, the New York Yacht Club, and The Blue Water Sailing Club, friends will remember Ted as an avid sailor aboard his sailboat Unite. Ted contributed to the Duxbury community as an elected School Board Member, a member of the Finance Committee, a Deacon at Pilgrim Church, and a Free Mason. He supported many local organizations including the Duxbury Bay Maritime School. He was first married to the late Judith Swanson Harrison in Duxbury in 1953. As an entrepreneur, Ted was known for his intelligence and ability to negotiate. He was member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), World Presidents Organization, Chief Executive Organization (CEO) and was active in the local chapter of the New England 49’ers for many years. Ted leaves his beloved wife of 32 years Robin G. Brodie of Duxbury and Ocean Reef Key Largo, FL. and his sister Carol Auriema and her husband Carlos, of Staten Island, NY. He leaves his children, Glenn Brodie and his wife Linda Brodie of Duxbury, MA, Karen Brodie Doyle of Wayne, PA, Beth Brodie of Burlington, VT, Mark Brodie and his wife Margot Brodie of Hingham, MA, and Blake Underhill and his wife Maria Underhill, of Dover, MA.

Louis G. Brody 30 Barnes St Providence, RI 02906 SA Coral Sea 1955 b.11/19/1933; d.5/4/07 East Greenwich, RI

Arthur G. Broll, Jr. 15 Sail Point Ln Key Largo, FL 33037-3769 305-367-4344 & Radnor, PA ENS NAOC 1956-8 Forrestal 1956-7; Intrepid 1958, Yale 1955 b.1933; d.2/16/2012 Parkinson’s Disease; Nancy (Tompkins.)

Arthur G. Broll Jr., 79, of Radnor, an innovative businessman and former chairman of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Wilmington and South Jersey, died Thursday, Feb. 16, of Parkinson's disease at Bryn Mawr Terrace. In 1958, after serving in the Navy, Mr. Broll joined the bottling business his father, Arthur, had established in 1935. As president of the Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Association from 1976 to 1978, Mr. Broll organized bottlers to lobby Congress to protect their franchise rights. In 1980, the Federal Soft Drink Interbrand Competition Act was signed into law, allowing soft-drink companies to allocate exclusive distribution areas for their bottlers. In 1985, Mr. Broll cofounded Santa Fe Associates, comprising owners of bottling companies in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Mr. Broll also established a co-op, Penn Chesapeake, to purchase supplies. He and Melvin R. Korn acquired Geographic Marketing Group to provide marketing services to independent Pepsi bottlers in regional groups. Mr. Broll grew up in Margate, N.J., and graduated from the Lawrenceville School. He earned a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1955. From 1955 to 1958, he served in the Navy aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, and he was aboard the aircraft carrier Forrestal on its maiden voyage. After retiring in 1992, Mr. Broll enjoyed winters at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., and summers in Nantucket, Mass., where he was a member of the Sankaty Head and Nantucket Golf Clubs and the Great Harbor Yacht Club. He led an effort to protect beach erosion in Siasconset on Nantucket, said a son, David. Since 1955 he had been married to Nancy Tompkins Broll. They met when she spent a weekend at Yale. "She thought he looked like Montgomery Clift," their son said, "and he thought she looked like Doris Day." Eight years ago, Mr. Broll and his wife founded the Tompkins-Broll Family Foundation to serve people in need in the Philadelphia region. In addition to his wife and son, Mr. Broll is survived by daughters Carolyn and Julie; sons Dan and Geoff; 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter

Arthur L. Brooks, Jr LeMay, MO AT3 1951 b.11/2/25; d.8/21/07; Nelda Jean b.1932; d.1995

William P. Brooks ATC Wasp 1966, Essex 1967 b.4/18/38; d.3/26/08 Kinston, NC

Larry F. Brotherton AX3 FDR 1965-6 10803 Buckeye Rd Festus, MO 63028-2998 636-789-9881 b.5/8/1945; d.8/29/99; Louise

CDR Alfred E. Brown O-in-C Coral Sea 1952; FDR carqual 1953 b.7/11/1919 Maine; d.8/1/1988 Pensacola

Carl Brown, Jr. 74 of Flynn Terrace, RI, a retired police captain and former Town Council president, died Sept 11, 2003 in Warwick He was the husband of Sylvia F. Brown, married for 52 years b.Falkville, AL, he had lived in West Warwick since 1950. He was a member of the American Legion. He received an associate's degree in 1972 and a bachelor's degree in 1975, both from Salve Regina College, Newport, RI, and graduated from the FBI Academy, in Quantico, VA, in 1979 He began his career in law enforcement as a patrolman in West Warwick, and later was employed by the Coventry Police Department, became captain before retiring in 1988 In his retirement, he became active in local politics. He represented Ward 2 on the West Warwick Town Council from 1996 to 2002, and for the last two years, was the council president Founder of the Coventry Police Athletic League A former baseball player with the Quonset Flyers, nicknamed "Rabbit" Tarawa 1952

Charles D. Brown 8585 Dakota Av Denver, CO 80226-3078 LT(jg) FDR 1957 b.7/23/30; d.1/20/07 Littleton, CO –lived in Castle Rock, CO c Jane, Maria, & Lawanna; Bur in NM

Gerald E. “Jerry” Brown AK3 402 West Union East Bridgewater, MA 02333 508-378-7590 Randolph 1961-1963 b.1/19/43; d.4/9/98; Sophie S

Leo Leslie Brown Waco, TX AE2 1951 b.4/13/25; d.12/14/73

Richard Francis Brown CWO4 San Diego, CA AA Coral Sea 1955 b.9/6/37; d.3/23/95

Ronald G. Brown ATN3 Houston, TX Wasp 1958 AN b.10/13/39; d.5/9/94

Roy R. Brown 10937 5th St NE Minneapolis b.6/10/1948; d.11/27/2008; Also Anoka, Andover, Circle Pines, Ham Lake, Blaine, MN & Havre, MT Played hockey for U. Minnesota; father owned bars & clubs in Minneapolis; Gentlemen’s Night Out (see also Randy Morgan); Trudy b.1953; d.2005

Edward H. Browne 2627 S Hobson St #65 Philadelphia, PA 19142 AE2 Lake Champlain 1953 b.1/1932; Virginia C. b.7/1920; d.10/20/2010;Virginia A (Rickerson); Roberta (William Lewis) Hellmig, Judith A. (Robert) Maloney & Catherine (Charles) Wood

LT Sammie Lee Bruce survived McLuckie’s aborted cat shot on USS Palau AT1 3/20/50 later WO1 b.10/6/14; d.5/14/76 Alamo, Tenn; Rose (Colvett) b.1912; d.2014  

Terry Ray Brugman 1919 W 10th St Spencer, IA 51301 712-580-4579 AN 1958 b.1/17/1938; d.7/25/2012

Terry Ray Brugman, the son of Karl and Eva (Olhausen) Brugman, was born January 17, 1938 in Webb, Iowa. He was the 8th child of ten children. He was raised on a farm near Sioux Rapids, IA, where he received his education, graduating from Sioux Rapids High School. He entered the military and served with the US Navy from 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1959. After his service to his country, he moved to South Dakota, where he worked in insurance sales for four years and later worked for the SD State Highway Department for two years. Terry worked for Armour Meats for 14 years in Huron, SD. and Twin Cities area. He continued his career in the meat brokerage business, working for Tri Meats for the last 13 years until his passing.
He moved to Spencer in 2001, where he resided until the time of his death. Terry was a member of the Moose Lodge and the VFW. His biggest passions were golf and spending time with his grandchildren.
Terry passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the age of 74. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: James, Keith and Karl Brugman; two sisters-in-law; Marcy and Marilyn and brothers-in-law; Gene Scheiber and Bill Williams.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Kyle (Rose) Brugman of Algoquin, IL.; his daughter, Shelly (Joseph) Eisenreich-Ubalde of Olathe, KS; three grandchildren: Katie Rose Browne, Amanda Ellen Eisenreich and Evan Robert Eisenreich; his siblings: Darrell Brugman of Spencer, IA, Wayne (Elizabeth) Brugman of Sun City, AZ, Donna Scheiber of Spencer, IA, Patricia Williams of San Jose, CA, Ronald (Sheila) Brugman of Mesa, AZ and Connie (Ken) Scogland of Boulder, CO; two sisters-in-law; Beverly Brugman of Scottsdale, AZ and Janice Brugman of West Union, IA and many relatives and friends.

 LCDR Herman S. Brumme, Jr ENS pilot 1948-9 Plankowner VC-12 Houston, Texas b.9/30/25 Cincinnati, OH; d.8/10,/2005. He served as a pilot in the Navy from 1943-1947 and continued in the Naval Reserves until 1979. Herman received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University in 1952. In 1954, he began a twenty-five year career with Grumman Aerospace in New York. Herman moved to Houston in 1980. He enjoyed a second career as a substitute teacher. He volunteered to entertain the young and the sick as Sailor the Clown. Son: Herman S. Brumme, III 1315 Indian Hawthorne Ct Houston, TX 77094-2815

Zygmund J. Brunisifski CS3 1952 Avoca, PA b.11/1/28; d.11/1987 Pittston, PA

Donald A. Bruwier AD3 Ticonderoga 1953 b.1/14/31; d.7/8/92 Macomb, MI

William C. Buchanan AN 1954 b.6/26/36; d.11/11/1998 Tulsa, OK

Harry J. Buckley AKC 1958 8 Bengal Rd South Weymouth, MA 02190 781-335-4725 b.8/19/1917; d.3/5/1997; Claire d.7/11/89 Dedham, MA; Phone is now Michael Buckley, son, b.1945

B. D. Buckman YN3 1951; Annejane Mae Buckman b.1929 Huntingdon Valley, PA c Bruce A. b.1945 & Gloria J. Buckman 405 Pheasant Dr Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006-3047 215-947-3060

Clifton R. Buckner 1009 Hillcrest Dr Sparta, IL 62286-1013 618-443-2702 ADR3 Wasp 1960-1 b.3/3/38; d.9/24/07 age 69

CAPT George Alexander Buckowski 95-1030 Ainamakua Dr Apt H Miliani Town, Oahu, HI 96781-4302 LCDR O-in-C Oriskany 1951; b.7/26/20; d.7/13/2012 bur Natl Cem of the Pacific

 DFC  Mrs. Stella P. Buckowski, 80, of Aiea, Hawaii, d.5/1997 in the Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii. Prior to retiring, she was employed as a registered nurse. Born in Rhode Island, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Zebleckes. Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Jan of Chehalis, WA and George J. of 6 George St Central Port Elizabeth, South Africa

LT(jg) John Otto Buerger pilot 0374195/1325 FDR carqual 1953; Coral Sea 1953; b.1/27/27 Wisconsin; d.1/23/84 Santa Clara, CA

Jerry Lynn Bullard CAPT 5214 Pale Moon Pensacola, FL 32507-8719 850-492-1083 LT(jg) 1957-1960; Essex 1958, Wasp 1960, LSO 58-60 VS-29, VS 41 CO Training Squadron SIX;  Univ. Oklahoma b.1/4/1933; d.3/19/2016; Helen Janet (deceased); Children: Charlotte Faye b.Cumberland Co, NC 1/20/59, Vicki Meritorius Service medal

 Jerry Bullard, 83, of Pensacola, FL passed away on March 19, 2016. Jerry was a star athlete in football and basketball at Norman High School in Norman, OK. While attending the University of Oklahoma, he met Helen Janet McGalliard of Ardmore. Following graduation with a bachelor degree in business administration and a commission as an ensign in the U.S. Navy, Jerry and Janet were married in 1955. Jerry began flight training in Pensacola and received his wings in 1956. His first of 13 carrier deployments lasted 13 months, as the USS Essex was sent to help manage crises in Lebanon and then Formosa (Taiwan). His career spanned tours to Vietnam, Meridian, MS, San Diego, Guantanamo, and the Pentagon. He retired in 1979 after serving on the staff of the Chief of Education and Training at NAS Pensacola

 Helen Janet (McGalliard) Bullard passed away on Saturday, March 20th, 2010 from complications of congestive heart failure.
 She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Nicholas A. McGalliard.
 She is survived by her loving husband, Jerry; sisters, Glorianne Chapman of Ardmore, OK, and Judith C. Nelson of Wichita, KS; five Godchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
 Janet was born on October 1, 1934, to Bessie B. and William A. McGalliard. Janet was a beautiful child and adult, blessed with innumerable talents. She was involved in many events and activities and surrounded herself with interesting friends and coworkers. She was a journalism student and cheerleader at Oklahoma State University. She left school early and returned to Ardmore, OK to assume the position of Society Editor for the Daily Ardmoreite newspaper. She met Jerry L. Bullard during this time, and they became engaged to be married upon his graduation from the University of Oklahoma. Jerry and Janet were married on June 11, 1955, and he was commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy. They proceeded to Pensacola, FL, where Jerry began flight training and a 28 year tour of duty. Janet was always active in some way in nearly every event around her. While Jerry was on cruise in the Mediterranean Sea, she was working at Ardmore Air Force Base in her home town and was crowned its beauty queen. She was the first newspaper correspondent to fly with the Blue Angels Demonstration Team. She continued to accept jobs in the naval establishment, as the Executive Secretary to the Commandant Fleet Training Support Pacific, Secretary to the Commandant Support Services at Guantanamo Bay, and Executive Secretary to the President of First Virginia Bank Shares Corporation. Janet was a self-taught musician and played the piano, the accordion, violin, and was the lead in the Banjo Band at the Naval Air Station in Meridian, MS. While Jerry was stationed aboard Air Antisubmarine Squadron 12 aboard NAS Quonset Point, RI, Janet took up the game of golf. For years she was content to maintain a high handicap, until a local professional golfer took her under his wing saying he was tired of watching her failed attempts at the ball. In less than one year she began shooting scores in the mid-high seventies. She outplayed 90% of the men in Jerry's group and began what was a long period of winning numerous tournament championships throughout the local area. She was the artist who drew most of the Disney characters on display for "Storybook Lane" in the private yards at Perdido Bay Resort during the Christmas holiday season. She was a gourmet cook and amassed dozens of loose leaf books with five star recipes in all categories of cooking delights. Janet was active in the Methodist Church and, until illness drained her energy, was interested in learning to play the organ for services. She remained cheerful to everyone and was devoted to her beloved husband throughout their 55 years of marriage.

Rex D. Bullard, Jr ADC 208 W Walnut Av Foley, AL 36535-2314 251-943-4891 1955-9 AD2 yet was a radar controller too. b.1932 & had a stroke; d.3/12/2013; Lake Champlain det AT1 1957; 28 years in the navy VAW-12 Norva; Abbie Yvonne b.1939; d.2009; Dtr: Laura Noel Lopez

Michael W. Burcham AME3 Saratoga 1966; America 1967; b.7/9/44; d.10/25/02 Lebanon, IN cancer                                         

Edward R. Burfield AD1 1954 b.5/24/24; d.4/12/91 Washington, DC

Thomas J. Burgdorf ALC 13 Prospect Dr Huntington NY 11746-2920 631-271-0795 Ticonderoga 1953 & 1955; Intrepid 1955 b.2/25/1922; d.10/20/2011; Jean A b.1926; d.2012

Louis Irving Burke, Jr. 409 Fulton Av Villa Park, IL 60181 AA Essex 1961 b.12/31/42; d.7/1976 (L.I.B. Sr b.1919; d.Villa Park, Illinois 2001

E. C. Burkhart ALC 1953 b.9/22/24; d.7/11/00 San Diego d/c issued in OK

LCDR Russell Oliver Burnham Saunder2town, RI 1405 Gilbert Stuart Rd Saunderstown, RI 02874-2803 401-294-0825) O-in-C Coral Sea 1956; Leyte 1957; b.1/23/30; d.8/20/00; Karena

Paul M. Burr AT2 1954 b.6/17/27; d.7/23/96 Yarmouth, ME

LT(jg) Lloyd E. Burris 17353 County Rd #64 Loxley, AL 36551-5609 251-964-5149 LT(jg) 1952-1955 Wasp 1953; b.1/17/29; d.12/30/08 cancer; Joan A

Silas E. Burris ACC 5194 Canton Rd NW Carrollton, OH 44615-9015 330-863-2702 AA Saratoga 1959 ATC tower chief, Master mason, b.11/17/38; d.9/17/13; Joyce; 4 children, 5 grandchildren

CDR Daniel C. Burton 1009A Temon St Hendersonville, NC 28739 828-697-2931 Midway 1953 Midway 1953 b.1918; Lillian Veronica Burton 2515 Golfview Cir Fenton, MI 48430-9624  

LCDR Daniel C. Burton 1009A Temon St Hendersonville, NC 28739 828-697-2931 Midway 1953 b.11/21/1918; d;10/22/2006 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Lillian Veronica Burton 2515 Golfview Cir Fenton, MI 48430-9624 

Dale Hammonds Burus b.1937; d.2003 Houmas, LA

LT Lowell Edwin Bush (LDO) 2214 W Sanford St Arlington, TX 76012-4913 817-860-6123 LT Intrepid 1958-9; Independence 1960 b.1924; d.1/30/2010   

Lowell was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He had an exceptionally fulfilling life with his wife Harriet of 65 years. Lowell served in the United States Navy for 25 years after serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and later retired as a civilian from the Dallas Police Department after 21 years of service.
Survivors: Wife, Harriet Young Bush; son, David Bush and wife, Kim, of Granbury; grandsons, Michael and Joseph Bush; sister, Bonnie Miers of Oklahoma               

I am Harriet E. Bush, wife of Lowell E. Bush who passed away January 30, 2010 from multiorgan failure and Septic Shock. He had been in better health until this occurred. He was in the Hospital about 2 months but just couldn't make it. We were married 65 years this March 24th 2010. 

Archie J. Bussells ATC 3605 Rendale Dr N Jacksonville, FL 32210-5125 904-772-1958 VC-12 Saipan 1950 b.5/2/1922; d.1/5/13; Pearl V; Sons: Walter (Dee) & Bill  

Walter E. Butcher AS1 5 Harrington Rd North Kingstown, RI 02852-2061 401-884-1408 ADR2 on Essex 1961-2 d.11/7/2012 cancer; June

Leon Kermit Butler, Jr Kasilof, AK AT1 Randolph 1965; b.7/9/40; d.7/22/02  Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad, N.M. internment was held in Wallace, N.C.

Mr. Butler was born July 9, 1940, in Bladen County, N.C., the son of Leon Butler Sr. and Jessie Rayfield Butler. He married Eleanor Cavanaugh in Dillon, S.C., and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served for 10 years. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving for 11 years. During that time he attended flight school. He was promoted to captain and served as a pilot in the U.S. Army, arriving in Alaska in 1975. He retired in 1980. Mr. Butler was a commercial pilot for a short time after his retirement from the Army. He then was accepted by the FAA as an air traffic controller until he retired in 2001.  Mr. Butler is survived by his wife, Eleanor Butler of Kasilof; son and daughter-in-law, Leon ''Kit'' III and Chantel Butler of Peters Creek; daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Joseph Howell of Valdez; and grandchildren, Jonathaniel and Jasmine Butler, and Michael, Gene, and Jacob Howell. Quinn-McGowen

James N. Byrne AZCA 2201 Old Field Rd Columbia, SC 29223-3839 Randolph 1965; Herta U. Byrne b.8/3/28; d.7/2/05 Richland, SC


James H. Cable Johnson City, TN AN-AO3 1952 b.2/27/33; d.12/7/04 Elizabethton, TN

Justo L. Cabuhat TN 1959 b 5/33; d.10/15/98 in the Philippines 

Huston L. Cadle Alderson, Greenbrier Co, WV 24910 AN Essex 1959, Lake Champlain 1960-1 b.12/10/34; d.2/1984

Edward J. Cadorette 18 Town Farm Rd Pembroke, MA 02359-2905 781-293-7661 Saratoga 1961-2 AE2 b.4/28/38; d.9/15/2015; Patricia L. (Jones)

 Edward J. Cadorette, age 77, of Pembroke, died Saturday September 19th at his home. He was the devoted husband of Patricia L. (Jones) Cadorette. Loving father of Bruce Cadorette and his wife Theresa of Duxbury, Brian Cadorette and his wife Janine of Plymouth, Susan Ferro and her husband Denis of Plymouth, step-father of Donna Pendexter and her husband Chris of Plymouth, Darlene Savage of Pembroke, and the late Denise Savage. Edward was also the brother of Dennis Cadorette and his wife Diane of Edgewater FL, and the late Alan P. Cadorette, as the well as the grandfather of 18, and great grandfather of 10. Born on April 25, 1938 in Plymouth MA, son of the late Ewdard Homer and Ambellina (Ferri) Cadorette. Edward served in the United States Navy, and went on to make his career as a Lineman for Comm Electric, retiring at 55. He was a member of the Benevolent Order of Elks, and the Cold Spring Club. Edward enjoyed boating, fishing, and spending time with his family.

CDR Edward F. Caffrey Commodore 24 AUG 91-19 NOV 92 108 Jessica Meadows Dr Reading, PA 19606 610-939-9341 b.9/2/48; d.3/6/2012 bur at Arlington Natl Cem; Rosemary

Earl J. Cain, Jr SA 1952 b.4/15/30; d.12/20/96 Warrington, PA

Norman R. Caisse 909 Swamp Rd Coventry, CT 06238-1458 860-242-8130 AD3 1951; b.10/27/32; d.7/1976; Cynthia P

CDR Benjamin F. Caldwell Bayou Lillian, AL 36549 1955-6 b.6/17/09; d.12/10/64 Pensacola, bur Barrancas Natl Cem. Wife Emily was taken to hospital 12/10/64. When son got home from fishing his Packard was left at fish camp, so he took her VW bug and crashed it on the way to see her (Gene Forsht knew him well); Emily b.6/2/1911; d.6/6/04; Dtr: Marilyn Caldwell Badessa



Marvin L. Callaway ATCS 768 Penny Morris Rd Baxley, GA 31513-6341 912-367-0567 AT Independence 1965; b.8/20/40; d.10/17/2015; Brenda K

Armand P. Camaioni 486 Old Grantham Rd Goldsboro, NC 27530-8518 919-735-7442  FDR 1966-7 b.5/27/44; d.1/21/2011; Danny Grady Construction Co; Dolly Jo (Gurganus)

Joseph F. Campany PO Box 193 Lowville, NY 13367-0193 315-301-4006 Enterprise 1964 b.5/6/41; d.12/26/2011

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Mike Herzog of Mattydale, Donna and Kevin Helms of Marshville, NC, Tammi and Carmen Carr of Syracuse; his mother, Martha Campany of Lowville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rodney and Carolyn Campany of Concord, NC, Lynn and Gail Campany of Lake Bonaparte

Alleyne R. Campbell AE3 1951 b.6/30/30; d.5/12/04 Vincentown, NJ; Mildred M. Skorski Campbell b.1932 Coventry, RI; d.1/25/03 Willingboro, NJ

LT(jg) Charles Norman Campbell Beverly, NJ b.8/17/32; d.1/1/1959 Intrepid 1958; Forrestal 1959

LT Cletus L. Campbell 1310 Catharpin, VA VAW-12 to VAW 121 3/1967 b.10/26/38; d.10/21/89 bur in Georgia

John R. Campbell AMC Enterprise 1961-2-3; FDR 1966 then VAW-121 (Friend of Meyn) d.9/06 Blairsville, PA; Dorothy

Kyle W. Campbell AA FDR 1967 b.6/21/1948; d.3/24/1968 Ramsey, MN  

Thomas Pierce Campbell Willoughby, OH & Stuart, FL AM2 Independence 1960-1 Cleveland State U.; b.8/25/36 Berlin, NH; d.2/27/13 Euclid, OH

CAPT William (Bill) Campbell 17 E Wedgewood Glen The Woodlands, TX 77381 281-363-0236 ENS 1948-50 Kearsarge 1951 with Roy Isaman, Bill Marshall, Bob Kerr, Bob Smith, Maloney, Osborne PLANKOWNER in VC-12; CIC Officer of two carriers, Shangri-La & Independence; Commanding Officer of Tacron 22. Navigator of the Boxer; Attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; Did a tour of duty with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in D.C. Worked directly with ADM Zumwalt, CNO, in planning the Navy's participation in the Son Tay prison rescue attempt. Following the planning, briefed CINCPAC, COMSEVENTHFLT, and CTF 77 concerning the Navy's responsibilities in the operation. Member of the Son Tay Raid Association; law practice at age 53; d.11/2010 bladder cancer; Anna  

Fernando (NMI) Cancel, Jr ATN3 Essex 1964 b.12/14/38; d.5/15/94 Calverton, NY

Richard R. Capewell Oyster Bay, NY b.10/9/27; d.8/2/2000 E Norwich, L.I. NY

CDR Edward Shannon Caple, Jr Cuesta Nursing Home  149 Grant St Mountainview, CA 94040 650-694-7730 LT pilot VC-12 Wright 1951; b.7/12/1921; d.6/13/2011 Carson City, Nevada; d/c issued in ID

Born July 12, 1921 in Spokane, Washington, Edward was married to Jane L. Herrick in 1949 and they were together until her passing in 1999. Edward and Jane had four daughters, five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Edward was an Eagle Scout and enlisted in the Navy in 1939. He later received an appointment and graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1945. A naval aviator, Edward retired in 1965 at Moffett Field, California. He had many hobbies including fishing and hunting.
Edward will be laid to rest alongside his wife, Jane, and daughter Patricia at Arlington National Cemetery.

LT Carl M. Capps, Jr. 1956 b.11/11/24; d.2/26/90 Oklahoma City; worked for Lear 13 yrs after retirement & army Corps of engineers; Christie miller 

Jesse M. Card ADJ1 b.9/5/29 Lakeville, IL; d.11/1980 Essex 1961-2

Fred L. Cardwell ATCS Leading chief Randolph 1960-62; b.12/13/23; d.1/30/1989 Fairfield, CA colon cancer bur: Memphis, TN; Son: Ernest in Winchester, VA

CDR Ernest Gordon Carlburg 10239 S 175th Ave Goodyear AZ 85338 623-386-3277 1961-4 Enterprise 1962; Randolph 1964 Retired Fm Lufthansa; b.11/8/36; d.10/7/04 Cancer; Sonia

LCDR Richard Rees Carlson Albuquerque, NM AT2 Leyte 1950-1, Bon Homme Richard 1952 Air medal  b.7/23/23; d.12/30/13; Mildred

LCDR Richard Rees Carlson, U.S. NAVY (RET.), age 90, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Friday, December 20, 2013. Richard was born on July 23, 1923 in Cleveland, OH. Richard is survived by his wife, Mildred, daughter, Karen, son, Arne, step-daughter, Linda and many extended family members. A World War II veteran and retired naval officer, he was an honorable man

 Kenneth Charles Carman 1485 Kinderhook Rd Chittenango, NY 13037 315-687-6553 PRAN-PR3 Wasp 1961; b.1943; d.8/2008 sarcoma; Bertha (Scofield); Children: Julie (Jin) Quinn, Kimberly, Brian, Ryan

Kenneth C. Carman, 66, of Chittenango, NY passed away at home on Saturday with family by his side.

Born in Canastota, NY, Ken attended Chittenango High School before entering the United States Navy at age 17. Ken owned and operated Ken Carman Sales Corp in Chittenango for 30 years. He was a Committeeperson for the Town of Sullivan and Madison County Republican Committee and a member of the Town of Sullivan Assessment Review Board.

Ken's close friend, Jack Hegarty of Jackman, ME writes: Ken proudly served his nation in the US Navy. He attended the Navy Class "A" Parachute Riggers School in Lakehurst, NJ. Before graduating, he had to pack his own parachute and jump with it. Ken was 17 years old at the time. He was ordered to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron VAW12 and later VAW33 home ported at the Quonset Point Naval Air Station in RI.

Ken sailed many of the seas in the world while serving onboard different aircraft carriers, the USS Lake Champlain CVS-39, which recovered our nations first astronaut Alan Shepard, the USS Intrepid CVS-11, which is now a memorial in NY City, and the USS WASP CVS-18. Ken was onboard the USS Essex CVS-9 when, for the first time in Naval History, an aircraft carrier was converted from a CVS Anti Submarine Carrier to a CVA Attack Carrier while at sea. All anti sub aircrafts departed the ship and a fighter squadron flew aboard and the task force was deployed on a Top Secret Mission to support the invasion force at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba, 1961.

Recently, Ken was notified that he was eligible for the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Ken's duties involved maintaining and instructing in the use of all the survival equipment onboard. When off duty, Ken could be found in the Squadron Ready Room where he often showed movies to his shipmates. His presence and keen sense of humor had a calming effect on all during tense times on long cruises. Ken will be sadly missed by his shipmates and by all those who knew him.

Jordan A. Carp 1 Woodmere Rd Framingham, MA 01701 508-877-7197  ENS SC VC-12 1953-4 b.4/14/1930; d.4/4/2007

 “You would get a secret notice in your mail box that you were to be the Duty Spook for the next month. The idea was to try to slip into the squadron area undetected and plant a red tag on some piece of equipment. When it was Jordan's turn he dressed up in flannel shirt and cap and with a tool box approached the sentry around midnight telling him that there had been a report that the phone in Captain Rigg’s office was out of order and that he had come to fix it. The sentry took him to the duty officer and the duty officer got the key and let him in. He put the red tag on Riggs' telephone and left telling the duty officer that the phone was fixed. In the morning Capt. Rigg was not happy.”

Larry D. Carpenter ATW3 Randolph 1965 b.9/22/44; d.1/21/94 Lake Co, IN

William F. Carrier AN 1958 b.7/22/38; d.8/1/02 Baltimore, MD

Joe Fowler  “Stick” Carroll, Jr 1708 Shuler Rd ElDorado, AR 71730 870-862-8707; ACW3 FDR & Wasp 1958, Wasp 1959, Randolph 1960, Valley Forge 60 b.3/10/40; d.5/15/2015; Joann A.; Dtr: Marian Berejian Gig Harbor, WA 

Porter W. Carswell 508 E Bryan St Savannah, GA 31401 912-234-3252 Contacted by Nettles in 2004; Lived in historical district of Savannah; Was a college graduate who enlisted rather than be drafted b.6/25/33; d.6/5/05

Elmer J. Carter, Jr ALC 1954 b.3/12/20; d.2/13/03 Bowie, MD

Everett Augustus Carter 7 Gammon Rd Turner, ME 04282-3834 207-225-3909 AT3 Ticonderoga 1953-55 Intrepid 1955 b.1930; d.2014

Eugene D. Case Enterprise 1961-2 ATN3 b.8/30/1940; d.2/20/03 Calhoun, MI

Joseph (n) Casella ADC Greenwich Av Warwick, RI leading chief Ticonderoga 1953 d.4/30/13; Frances A (Woodward) b.1920; d.2010

 JOSEPH CASELLA, 91, formerly of Greenwich Ave., Warwick passed away on April 30, 2013 at the Westview Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Frances E. (Woodard) Casella. Born in Athol, MA, he was a son of the late Joseph and Angelina (Masiello) Casella. Joseph proudly served his Country in time of peace and War. After 20 years of Naval service, he retired as an Aircraft Maintenance Chief Petty Officer. In peacetime, he served aboard the light cruiser USS Helena and the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga. During WWII, Joseph served throughout the South Pacific. He was a life member of the DAV. He was the father of Robert Labor of Louisiana, Gail Carney of West Warwick, Jo-Ann Casella of Warwick, and Nancy Scialla of Cranston; brother of Mary Snyder of Warwick; grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of four

Rev. Harvey Lee Cason, Sr. 1520 Academy Av Dublin, GA 31021 478-275-0505 ATR3 1962 b.6/14/1946; d.9/13/1996

William B. “Bill” Cason Brunswick, GA Randolph 1965 ATW3 b.8/17/43; d.10/12/09 Rockford, IL d/c issued in Georgia

Pasquale Rosario “Pat” Castellucci, Jr 7309 NW 96th Av Fort Lauderdale, FL 33321 b.9/27/34; d.817/15; Kathleen D. (Hillerman) b.9/6/33; d.2/6/10 Fort Lauderdale AN 1952-55; c Patrick D. & Diane Castellucci; his father came fm Italy to Portland, ME 6 Brushwood Rd Asheville, NC 28804-1107

Charles H. Caswell Bridgeton, ME ATAN 1952-4 b.2/25/22; d.4/1987 Royalton, VT 

CAPT Alexander Young Cathro LT Randolph 1963 b.9/11/30; d.3/8/88 NY bur Arlington Natl Cem; Son: Alexander Y. Cathro, Jr Corinth, TX b.1956; Kimberly

John P. Cavanaugh Box 1 Marlborough, CT 06447 860-295-0558 b.12/19/28; d.8/21/2001 Hartford, CT Coral Sea 1955

John E. (Buddy) Cawthorn 3356 Downeast Ln Windermere, FL 34786-8303 407-876-1431 b.1930 Coral Sea 1950; Leyte 1951 TCU ScM Engineering b.9/11/30; d.9/20/4; Betty R.; Children Sherry, David, Benna, Tama

Walter K. Cawvey AN Valley Forge 1958 b.7/3/30; d.4/5/95 Jefferson, MO

Roy Newton Cederberg ADR2 Plainfield, NJ One of the three Bees with Carlson and Schwan; Leyte cruise 1950 Later ships’ company on Leyte b.5/20/29; d.2/20/95 Pensacola, d/c issued in NJ bur Barrancas Natl Cem; Virginia L. b.1926; d.1994; Nancy Howe

Anthony L. Cedrone 25 Reservoir Rd Pembroke, MA 02359 AEMAN Wasp 1958-9 b.8/5/36; d.9/8/96

John J. Center ASCS AM1 1953 b.2/15/30; d.3/15/95 Essex Jct, VT

CAPT Richard L. Centner CDR XO VC-12 1951, designated naval aviator 1938 NAVCAD b.2/18/1914 El Paso; d.10/8/2007 Tucson

John R. Cetanyan ALC Essex 1958 b.8/15/21; d.10/15/88 Gulfport, MS D/c issued in Iowa  Edmonds, WA

John "Barry" Chaisson Fresno, CA Wasp 1967-8 b.4/18/38 Buffalo, NY; d.8/7/10 cancer; Mary; 8 sons, 11 daughters

CAPT Raymond E. Chamberlain 1755 Independence Av Melbourne, FL 32940-6847 321-255-6774 O-in-C VAW-12 Forrestal detachment 1962; COMCAEWW-11 1968-70 Summers: 5535 Hubbard Lake Rd Spruce, MI 48762 989-972-3134 b.1925; d.5/6/2015; Patricia (Weigand) b.1922; d.6/22/2012; Dtr: Sandra

William M. Chambliss LT Leyte 1951 b.3/4/21; d.3/24/04 Maitland, FL

Capt Norman D. "Bud" Champlin Chula Vista, CA 1949 LCDR  b.1/6/1919 Michigan; d.6/6/2008 San Diego bur Arlington Natl Cem; Geri, 1973 m.Emilie (Giffels) b.1921

Foster Denny Chandler 1128 Jefferson St Ridley Park, PA 19078 AN 1961 b.8/18/1939; d.7/15/1995

LCDR John W. Chapman Belair Dr Walla Walla, WA Independence 1965 pilot b.9/29/24; d.6/30/06; Mary Belle b.1/21/16; d.10/1/2009; Dtr: Linda Karen

Kenneth Eugene Chapman 3117 Cedar Ln Lafayette, IN 47905-3966 765-449-1940 AN Intrepid 1966 b.5/48; died 2010; Patricia A

Charles L. Chappell AD2 FDR 1953 lived in Maitland, FL b.7/31/31; d.9/6/98 Ehrenberg, AZ

Lewis E. Charles 959 Carter Rd Winter Garden, FL 34787-4148 b.1/32; d.2009 AKAN 1951 no det; Shirley A

Robert C.“Bob” Cheney Naples, FL AD3 b.1/10/33; d.12/30/2010                                                            Not Robt D. Cheney 1180 Sunbird Av Marco Island, FL 34145 239-394-4719 AK1 USS Bataan LPH-5 in 2008

Desmond E. (Don) Cherry 746 Armistice Blvd Pawtucket, RI 02861 401-726-2177 AD1 Forrestal 1957-8 b.5/6/26; d.7/31/06; Dorothy L. (Carr) Cherry; 2 sons: Robert E. and Jeffrey J. Cherry both of Pawtucket. 1 sister Rita Carter of Pawtucket and his Companion, Ellen Martin of Warwick

Clyde V. Childress ADCS Forrestal 1966 (man, same name 1905-1940 Gypsy, OKLA no listed son with this name tho)

LT James Olin Chiles pilot VC-12 1948-9 Plankowner VC-12 b.1924 Lakeland, FL; d.7/28/49 poliomyelitis at Bethesda Hospital; bur Arlington Natl Cem; Dorothy Ruth Lindenmayer Chiles CVA 1999 d.8/2/2001; Dtrs: Diana & Charlene

Jack W. Chinn AT3 1953 b.2/25/31; d.4/15/94 Palo Alto, California

William David Chism ADR1 19 Meadow Ln Thurmont, MD 21788-1737 ADR2 Det 14 Saratoga 1962; Enterprise 1961-3; b.12/10/34 Many LA; d.7/2/12 Mechanicsville, MD; Nancy Loretta Son: William David Chism & Kathryn M. b.1961

LCDR (LDO) William H. P. Chownes electronics maintenance officer 1953 b.8/7/1916; d.7/1990 Orangeburg, NY; Mary T

Roland P. Christenson ATC Forrestal 1966 b.1/20/1936; d.7/14/96 Anoka, MN & Minneapolis, MN

Wm W. Christianson 7345 Pioneers Blvd Lincoln, NE 68506-4693 402-483-5821 Lake Champlain 1961 b.1924; d.1979 age 54; Dorothy T. Christianson Lincoln, NE b.1924

Robert Eugene Christie SN Randolph 1964-5 b.2/6/44; d.12/14/02 Portland, OR bur Santa Fe Natl Cem, NM                  Not b.Nov 1946 306 Kenwood Dr Moorestown, NJ 08057-3409 856-235-0122; Myrtle J now c Michael J. Saris (David E, Karen J, Susan)         Not 3615 SW 24th Ln SW Delray Beach, FL 33445-6682 1965 Margaret G 

Dolph A. (Tony) Ciango AMS2 1560 Foeller Dr Green Bay, WI 54302 920-406-0482 1959-1961 Forrestal AKF9TF ham radio call; b.1/7/41; d.10/19/2011; Helen Marie (Peterson) 

LCDR Boleslaus Cieslinski Jacksonville, FL b.12/26/16; d.4/1977 DeFuniak Springs, FL; son: Ralph T. Cieslinski AMT1 USCG Cell  251-421-2195

Ocus Mark Clay 2337 Highway 270E Mount Ida, AR 71957 870-867-2951 AT3 Midway 1952-3; goes by Mark; b.11/26/31; d.5/4/2011; Veda Lois (Bradshaw) b.1931; d.1994; children: Karen b. & d. 1958; Steven Mark b.1959; d.1986

Ocus Mark Clay

\Harold J. Clark ADAN 1953 b.5/16/35; d.1/2/11 Seattle

Roy Clifton Clements AD1 Wasp 1959, 1961 To VAW-33 in 1961 b.9/11/19; d.5/27/92 Covington City, VA; Katherine

LCDR Robert Homer Clemmons Dallas, TX 75141 LT(jg) 1948 VC-12 former enlisted pilot b.11/25/24; Blue Island, Ill; d.1/23/2010 FL                                                                                                                                  Enlisted: 12/4/41 Chicago, Ill Ratings: Seaman, AMM3, AMM2, NAP1  Grades: Ens, Ltjg, Lt, Lcdr Discharged:  8/10/65  Date/Schools/Bases/Squadrons/Aircrft 1941  NTC Great Lakes, 1942 AMM School/Navy Pier Chicago Navy Gunners School/NAS Jacksonville, Fl  Radar School/Va Beach,Va 1943 NAS Norfolk/ VP209 Crewman Accepted for Flt Training Pre-Flight Indoc/Natchouches, La 1944 Carrier Weapons Training/Lafayette, La/J3 Cub 1944  Univ. of Georgia/Pre-Flight school 1945 Primary Training/NAS Memphis/N2S NAS Cabanis/SNJ NAS Chase/Beeville, TX/SBD 8 Aug 1945 Winged/ NAS Corpus Christi, TX Oct 1945 Commissioned ENS NAS Opelika/F4U Carrier Quals/NAS Cecil/F4U 1946 USS Ranger/VBF-23, VF-23/VF-42 NAAS Oceana/USS Midway/TBM-3 1948 CIC school VC-12 50-52 NAAS Corry Field/ Instructor Pilot 1954 USS Benningto Post Grad School Monterey, Ca 1955 Tulane Univ 1956  Recruiting/ Chicago 1957 NAS Pax River/VW-2/R7V Instructor RNAS Malta NAS Sigonella 1960 COMFIBGRU 2/ Little Creek, Va Staff Aviator and pilot for ADM McCain 62-65 NAS Key West/Station Pilot/C-45,C54,C117 Retired 8/1/65 

Addison W. Closson, Jr. 23 Masconomo St Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944 978-526-1873 LT(jg) NAOC 1956-9 Leyte 1957-8 Harvard ’54 Addison W. Closson Adhesive Textiles 8B Church St Manchester, MA 01930-3511 978-526-9047 FAX 978-52609147 d.4/2009; Fay; Larry Closson 603 828 6118

CDR Paul A. “Skip” Coari 601 Drexel Dr Grapevine, TX 76051 817-481-7491 LCDR 1960 Intrepid; O-in-C Forrestal 1961; Legally blind b.6/26/24; d.3/23/14; Pronounce “Corry”; Kathryn (Horak) b.1931; d.12/7/2006

LCDR Paul A. Coari of Corpus Christi passed away on March 23, 2014 at the age of 89. He was born on June 26, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois.
He served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1963 earning several awards including: Distinguished Flying Cross, 3 Air Medals, Navy Unit Commendation, Korean Service medal, U.N. Service Medal, Navy Occupation, National Defense Service medal, American Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, WWII Victory medal and Philippine Liberation.
Paul A. Coari is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Katherine Horak; son, Paul F. Coari.
He is survived by his son, William (Bill) Coari of Corpus Christi.

George H. Cobb, Jr. 961 N Hywy A1A Lot 300 Jupiter, FL 33477-4576 AK3 1953 b.4/31

Charles Rayford Cochrane ADJC b.7/11/33; d.4/13/2010 Hertford, NC America 1967

CDR James H. Cochrane MI in Norfolk LCDR O-in-C Saratoga 1966; Later Air Ops on Forrestal, CO VT-27 b.3/8/30; d.12/12/81 bur Arlington Natl Cem

CDR John A. Coffey 610 Wade Ave Horsham, PA 19044-1507 215-643-7574 Intrepid 1964; Independence 1963-1965 NFO b.8/18/1930; d.11/2/09; Carol

LT(jg) Edwin Barclay Coggan NAOC 1961 b.1/24/36; d.12/12/02 Atlanta GA; Jane

William Cogswell, Jr. 400 W Central Ave Apt #604 Wichita, KS 67203-4000 316-264-3059 b.6/4/37; d.5/6/2007 d/c in Okla

CDR Robert Alexander Cole USNR 346 Shore Rd Ashville, AL 35953-7433 205-594-5249 VC-12 1950  b.2/23; Artelia M. Cole 2032 Stouts Rd Apt E Birmingham, AL 35234-1751

Robert Ernest Cole ADR1 FDR 1961 Enterprise 1961 b.7/28/25; d.12/23/81 Deer Lodge, MT                                       

Marvin Eugene Collentine, MD Otolarygologist 345 Red Rock Rd Unit A Durango, CO 81301-9027 970-259-9782 & Davenport, IA flight surgeon 1959-62 Quonset Brief cruise on FDR Graduated 1957, University of Iowa School of Medicine b.12/22/32; d.10/16/05; Verlena Y. Collentine 

Robert J. Colley 5900 Capitol Dr Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 850-932-7394 Enterprise 1961 b.11/20/1943; d.12/17/00 d/c issued in MI

Billy Jack Collins AVCM b.7/3/26 Denmark, KY; d.6/10/02 Hughesville, MO

Calfrey N. Collins, III AT1 Saratoga 1966; became Warrant officer b.12/8/38; d.12/20/97 Florida

Daniel J. Collins AE3 Randolph 1965 b.1945; d.1/15/02 Staten Island or d.1/6/68 Alameda, CA

Michael Anthony Colotti Box 2036 (42 Old Bay Rd) Newcastle, NH 03854-2036 603-431-8050 Saratoga 1961 ATN3 Lighthouse consulting, LLC; d.9/21/2009 Lymphoma; Catherine; Daughter M. Colotti in Hampton, NH 603-926-9086; Son: Vince Colotti 2 Casey Circle Nashua, NH 03063 H: 603-595-0327 W: 603-647-6323 C: 603-566-6736

 New Castle – Michael A. Colotti, 67, of New Castle, died Monday, September 21, 2009 at his home after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. He was b.5/25/1942 in Lynn, MA a son of the late Antonio C. and Virginia (LaScola) Colotti. He was raised in Peabody, MA and was a graduate of Peabody High School with the Class of 1959 and later from Merrimac College in Andover, MA.  He was a veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis with the US Navy aboard the USS Saratoga and later the USS Essex. Mr. Colotti started his employment after his graduation from Merrimac College as an electrical engineer with Sylvania in Danvers, MA and retired in 1997 after 30 years of service as Vice President of Osram Sylvania/Sylvania Lighting Services and continued on as a consultant.  He also started his own business in the lighting industry that continues today. He resided in Hampstead for nearly 20 years and then in Hampton before making his home in New Castle in 1998 where he served the town on the planning board and as an avid golfer was a longtime member of Wentworth By The Sea Country Club.  He was a communicant of Corpus Christi Parish in Portsmouth, an avid follower of the Boston sports teams and was a devoted and beloved husband, father and grandfather. He would have shared 44 years of marriage on September 26th with his wife and best friend Catherine A. (Henshon) Colotti. In addition to his wife, family members include his daughter, Michele Colotti Williams and her husband Keith and their children, Zachary, Alexis, Mason and Michael all of Hampton, his son, Michael J. Colotti and his wife Kim and their children, Cara and Michael Jr. of Londonderry, his brother, Harold Vince Colotti and his wife Ann Marie of Nashua, his mother in law, Dorothy M. Henshon, his niece Kimberly nephew Christopher and many cousins and friends.

Henry J. Colyar AMC Saratoga 1961 b.8/15/25; d.5/1971 Philadelphia; son: 16 Erica Dr Langhorne, PA 19047 FAX 215-750-9750

 Emery Carl Combs 5441 Brindle Ridge Rd Brodhead, KY 40409-8454 606-758-8741 AA Coral Sea 1955 a U.S. Navy Veteran and retiree of St. Joseph Hospital b.1/24/1936; d.10/15/2012; Maudell

Robert D. Comer AMH1 Saratoga 1966 b.3/27/31; d.6/4/04 Terre Haute, IN bur in Anut, MO

Larry Clarence Comstock AK3 1961 b.3/23/1940; d.5/30/86 VA; d/c issued in PA

LT Dean Edward Conard 1425 Muir Ln Burnsville, MN 55337 LT(jg) 1315 America 1965-6, Saratoga 1967; b.6/1937; d.3/10/05 St Paul, MN; Darlene K. b.9/40; d.2009

Ronald Duane Conard 1637 Walnut St Coshocton, OH 43812-2241 740-622-4379 ADR1 Forrestal 1962-3; FDR 1966-7-8 b.1934; d.9/23/2012; Susan K. b.1938

Tom E. Lloyd, who was also a mech, used to kid Conard about being an American Indian. Tom told me that Conard had gotten out of the Navy and was a sheriff or deputy somewhere in the Southwest before returning to the Navy. One day/night there was a short scuffle in our compartment on the Forrestal due to some disagreement between Conard and someone else I don't remember. In the blink of an eye the someone else was on the floor with Conard standing over him ready to put the cuffs on or do worse damage if necessary. That convinced me the Sheriff story was true -Herb Thompson

CAPT Thomas W. Conboy LT Forrestal 1958; O-in-C of Valley Forge 1959 USNA 1954, b.3/29/32; d.6/7/91 in Vienna, VA with an MI while jogging; Betty L. Conboy 9087 Wexford Dr Vienna, VA 22182-2152 703-938-9816

CDR Bernard Condor 1950-1 Valley Forge & Philippine Sea; LT Boxer 1953; later to VC-11 b.7/7/21; d.4/30/1981 in Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem

CAPT James E. “Jim” Connerton CCAEWW 82-84 VAW-11; CO VAW-125 507 Stonington Rd Stonington, CT 06378 860-535-1093 b.7/25/37; d.11/6/06 Newport, RI; Ann (Cragan)

Captain James E. Connerton, Jr. USN, (ret) of Stonington, CT died on November 6 at his home. Formerly of McLean and Arlington, VA, he was born in 1937 to James and Christina (Mulligan) Connerton in Newport, RI. He was a graduate of Rogers High School, the University of Rhode Island and the U. S. Naval Post Graduate School. He married Anne Cragan at St. Mary Church in Stonington, CT in 1959.
He had a distinguished 30-year career as a naval flight officer. As a member of Navy squadron VW-11 based in Argentia, Newfoundland, he flew the extension of the distant early warning line. In Dahlgren, VA he worked with the hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance at the Naval Weapons Laboratory. He made two combat deployments to Viet Nam with Airborne Early Warning Squadron-113 aboard USS CONSTELLATION and then served at the Navy Acceptance Office at Grumman Aircraft Corp. As Flag Secretary on the ASW Group 2 and 4 Staffs, he served aboard USS WASP and USS INTREPID. At the US Naval Academy, he taught electrical engineering, then commanded the Airborne Early Warning Squadron-125 aboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY. He was the Executive Assistant to the Commander, Naval Electronics Systems Command and served as Commander, Airborne Early Warning Wing 12. He directed the Atlantic Fleet Command Center and served a final tour at the Naval Air Systems Command in Washington, DC.
After retirement from the Navy in 1988, he was employed by the Veda Corporation (later Veridian) as a senior engineer. He was a communicant at St. Mary Church in Stonington, CT and he belonged to the Wadawanuck Club and the Army and Navy Club. He enjoyed sailing, the latest technology and photography.

CDR Edward J. Connolley 952 Flexer Ave Allentown, PA 18103-3662 610-435-7638 Hornet 1956; later VAW-11 b.1933; d.5/26/14; Joan C. b.193

Connolley, Edward J.Edward J. Connolley, 80, of Salisbury Township, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Joan ( Christie ) Connolley for 58 years. Born in Danville, PA, he was the son of the late James P. and Margaret ( Gerringer ) Connolley. Ed earned a BS degree in Education from Bloomsburg University and a Master's Degree in Education from Lehigh University. He was a retired Navy Commander and had proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a flight officer on the USS Hornet 

Robert Anna Conroy AA 1954 PRAN Hornet 1955 d.2007 47 Chesterfield Av Warwick, RI 02889-3631 401-739-1417 prior in Cranston, Altmar, NY & Punta Gorda, FL; Susan M

Frank (Francis) J. Conte YNC fm Philadelphia 1963 (Carlman friend) Personnel chief 1966 b.11/9/31; d.11/29/05 Hernando, FL bur in NJ

Charles Andrew Conville Haleyville, AL 35565 205-486-8485 AN Randolph 1966, Wasp 1967 11 CO VAW-125 1977-8; fireman after the navy d.5/5/2004; Sandra

LT Robert Emmett Conway 133 Greencrest Dr Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904-543-0213 0363 LT(jg) Saratoga 1959, 60 & 61-2 Delta pilot b.1/31/36 Omaha; d.6/19/06 Lewy body disease; Mary Alice "Penny"; Son: same name Robert (Kimberly) Conway, David (Elizabeth) Conway and Christopher Conway; daughters, Anne (Neil) Larsen and Melissa (Tony) Hartman; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Myles, Patrick, and Daniel Conway, Sarah, Derek, and Ryan Larsen, Clare, Madeline and Mary Alice Hartman; sisters, Mary Ellen (Allan) Huber and Julie (Denny) Wise; brother, James (Mary Lou) Conway; sister-in-law, Judy (Bob) Lonergan

CDR Gary D. Cook 14525 Wildgrove Rd Poway, CA 92064 First trap 1964 VF community 720 carrier landings 1st VP Valle de Oro Bank La Mesa, CA 619-667-8609 Texas A&I; San Diego; Elizabeth

Frederic C. Coolen PRC Saratoga 1961-2 b.12/15/1918; d.3/11/99 Quincy, MA

Michael S. Coon Jackpot, NV 89825 Essex 1966; America 1966-7 VAW-122 b.7/24/48; d.2/6/01 CA bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem

CAPT Estill Allen  “Al” Cooper, Jr 103 Clearbrook Landing Yorktown, VA 23692 757-898-3006 LT(jg) Essex 1958; Randolph 1959; 2nd tour Randolph 1963 LCDR; b.9/27/33; d.6/8//2012; Sharon Eileen Cooper

Estill Allen Cooper, Jr., 78, passed away Friday, June 8, 2012 in Newport News, Va. He was a native of Thor, Ky. and resident of Yorktown, Va. for 18 years. Allen was a Naval Aviator for 21 1/2 years and retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain. He was a Vietnam Era Vet. and graduate of Berea College, Berea, Ky. with a degree in Biology. He was also a member of the Hawkeye Association. Captain Cooper was designated a Naval Aviator March 1, 1957. He served with the VAW-12, NAS Quonset Point, R.I., NAS Norfolk; RVAW-120 NAS, and VAW 125, Norfolk. Carrier service includes USS Essex, USS Randolph, USS Independence, C.O. VAW 125 E-2 Hawkeye Squadron, aboard the USS John F. Kennedy; and as the Executive Officer of the USS Guadalcanal. He worked with the CNO in Naval Air Warfare (OP-05) and Armed Forces Staff College Instructor retiring in November, 1982.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Estill A. Cooper, Sr., and Hazel  P. Simer  Cooper.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Eileen Cooper; daughter, Alana Kay Cooper; three sons, Phillip Edward Cooper, Estill Allen Cooper, III, Erin Lee Cooper; stepson, Clark L. Kinney; two sisters, Minnetta Alice Cooper, Ann Cooper Shaw; one nephew, Paul J. Temple.

LT(jg) Gary O. Cooper 900 N Liberty St Nicholls, GA 912-345-2963 1958 Valley Forge b.8/23/32; d.11/15/2003

CAPT Robert L. Cooper 94166 Eleventh St Gold Beach, OR 97444 Forrestal 1962-3 San Jose State 1315 fm 1952 VA pilot b.6/9/25; d.8/31/2001; Kathleen lived in Alzheimers Unit

David George Copeland AMEC Fruit Heights, Utah AME3 1962 USN 20 years, Unisys b.4/26/44; d.6/22/91 Salt Lake City; Carma Christensen Copeland 404 N 1025 E Layton, UT 84040-4035 801-544-1199William D. Corcoran AT1 Atlantic Beach, FL Saratoga 1959 b.9/20/38; d.3/1/96

Richard Thomas Cordner ATCS 1832 Broadfield Rd Norfolk, VA 23503 757-583-0540 AT1 Randolph 1966 b.11/28/1938; d.14/2013; Edith Marie

 Norfolk - Richard "Dick" Thomas Cordner, 74, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013. Born in Sparta, WI, son of the late Thomas and Esther Cordner. He was the beloved husband for 53 years to Edith Marie Cordner; loving father of David (Sylvia) Cordner, Sandra (Ralph) Davis, Timothy (Michele) Cordner, and Jonathan (Lisa) Cordner, grandfather of Jessica, Kasey and Richard Cordner, Lexi, and Rachel Davis and Rebecca, Ashley and Meghan Cordner; brother of Margaret Erickson, Helen Tomlin, Elizabeth Berckman, Emma Loeffelholtz, Robert Cordner, and Thomas H. Cordner, Jr; also survived by many nieces and nephews. 
Dick lived to serve God, his family and his country. He was a founding member of Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served faithfully in many capacities. He was an electronics technician in the 
US Navy & retired after 24 years as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Dick then continued his trade in private industry until 2011

Anthony Cordova, Jr. AMH3 (From Texas) d.5/1/1969 MVA Same day that he was separated from active duty

CAPT Sheldon L. Corner 325 Susan Constant Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757-428-1731 Injured in severe accident; O-in-C; Randolph 1965; then CO RVAW 120 1967-68 then COMCAEWW-12 1967-9 (A pilot in the Mariner Miracle-VA-75); b.1924; d.11/6/08; June (d.1949); Nancy; son: Richard Corner 909 Windsor Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757- 428-7662  Son: Steve Corner LCDR USN Ret
Cubic Defense Applications,Inc. Joint Support Team (JST/ISB)
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I was skipper of RVAW-120 and wing commander having relieved Joe Pariseau not too long after VAW-12 moved to Norfolk from Quonset Point and just as the E-2 was being introduced to the fleet. It was kinda like when the army was requesting funds for three new Curtiss bi-planes. Calvin Coolidge's response was "Why don't we just buy one and let the aviators take turns flying it." It was an exciting time playing musical chairs with the somewhat primitive black boxes. We wrote a pretty good syllabus for the E-2 and kept sending squadrons to Viet Nam. I was fortunate to have great people to work with: Chuck Berthe, Jack Larison, Dave Layton, Billy Lovett, and my close friend Len Oden who was an illustrious member of the community, being one of the first to become an admiral. Hal Bernsen was one of us and later distinguished himself during Desert Storm and made Rear Admiral. I was also delighted to learn from Walt Miesse that Jim Mulligan was at the last reunion and had been a member of the AEW community early in his career. Lu Hill, the first skipper of VAW 123 died about 3 years ago. He and I flew together. He had 123 aboard the Forrestal when they had that horrendous fire as they were getting ready, to launch their first strike against North Viet Nam. Ted Newark was the first skipper of VAW-122. He died in 2003. While on a mission over the seas near North Viet Nam and climbing through heavy rain he had a double flame out. He was at 24,000 feet so had some time to coax relights on both engines and proceed with his mission. Of such stuff are the AEW airmen made of. I'm sorry I can't take a more active role in the community. I don't get around too well any more. The injuries of that crash you alluded to are catching up on me, I'm afraid. I was shooting touch and gos in an F9F-8 at JTTU in Olathe Kansas when I had a flame-out right after take off at 300 feet. I had just completed War College and was on my way to being XO of an A-4 squadron. Was able to get back to duty and flying after a year recovering Thereafter I was Flag Sec, on COMFAIRJAX staff; then Air Boss on the FDR; then a tour on COMNAVAIRLANT staff then to CO of RVAW-120 and COMCARAEW Wing-12; went from there to being CO of CHIKASKIA (A beat up oiler} which we de-commissioned then got command of USS TOLOVANA over in WESPAC supporting operations off the coast of Viet Nam. She was an equally disgraceful oiler which we called the "Leaky-T"; Final Tour was as CO FAETULANT Retired Aug 31, 1974

Sheldon Larry Corner, a retired U. S. Navy Captain, a long-time Virginia Beach resident, and at one time its former Chief Deputy Treasurer, died Thursday, November 6, 2008, at his home. “Shel,” to all his friends, was b.7/14/1924, in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, the only child of Mary Perry and Edward V. Corner. He spent his childhood in Far Rockaway, on Long Island, New York. He married June Hildreth of Newton, Massachusetts, on August 27, 1949, and she preceded him in death after 51 happy years of marriage. He is now survived by his loving second wife, Nancy; and his children and their families: Steve, Saundra, Rex, Bailey, and Scott; Laurel Anne; and Richard, Kim, Meredith and Augie 

After high school, Sheldon attended the Cooper Union and its Nerken School of Engineering in New York, for a year, and then enlisted in the Navy under the World War II V-5 Officer Training Program and was ordered into Naval Aviation – becoming a designated Naval Aviator in 1944. Over the years, he would fly nearly everything with a propeller – from C-45 Bugsmashers, to Curtiss Helldivers, to AD “Spads”, to E-2 Hawkeyes, and even Navy blimps. And in so doing, he became one of the Navy’s better-known unreconstructed prop guys.

Following a stint as a “plowback” flight instructor, he entered the light attack pipeline and served tours in VA-34 (nee VB-3) at NAS OCEANA, 1946 to 1948, and later in VA-75, then on the west coast. He deployed to the Far East, and also became very well acquainted with the Med over the years.  While a Lieutenant, he attended the University of California and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Government, as a Magna Cum Laude graduate. Later tours of duty in Jacksonville, Florida, and at NAS Guantanamo Bay with the Fleet Training Group, were followed by orders to graduate school at the Naval War College.  Some years after that, he also received a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University.

Sheldon’s Naval career was decidedly rearranged in 1959 when, after returning to Virginia Beach and during jet transition training, he had to perform a crash landing in Olathe, Kansas. He required several months to recover from serious injuries, but he eventually fought his way back into flight status, and he subsequently served a tour onboard USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT as Air Boss.

His return to Virginia Beach – again – after that was enduring.  At NAS NORFOLK he became the first Commander of Air Wing TWENTY, the Atlantic Fleet’s Airborne Early Warning wing, and concurrently the first commanding officer of RVAW-120, the wing’s Fleet Replacement Training Squadron.  He commanded two ships, and he had a major shore command, based in Norfolk but with detachments throughout the eastern U. S., before retiring in 1974 – having served 31 well-traveled years on active duty and earning many awards and unit decorations along the way.

His next claim to fame was as Chief Deputy Treasurer of the City of Virginia Beach for five years, in the late 1970s. Thereafter, he campaigned once for a seat on City Council – not successfully, but he threw a victory party anyway. He and June were members for many years of the oceanfront’s Galilee Episcopal Church, Sheldon having served twice as one of its vestrymen, and also as church treasurer for a time.  He took a keen interest in City affairs, and was an exponent of the restoration of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Lifeguard Station. He authored an ethics guideline document for use by the city’s governing bodies, and was long active in the Beach’s Clean the Bay Campaign.

John Dominick Corriere PRCA fm Reading, PA leading chief Essex 1962 b.11/30/21; d.4/23/1992 North Kingstown, RI

William C. Cory Viola, WI Boxer 1950 wife and newborn twins died during cruise and he was sent home b.9/11/32; d.9/23/99; Remarried Delores Marcella (Frie); Sons: William. Danny, David

John D. "Cag 38" Costello 19 Commonwealth Lake Grove, NY 11755-1722 631-981-5249 Lake Champlain & Wasp 1960-1; Essex 1961 AMH2 1958-61; d.2/14/10 Ca liver; Adele                                           

Richard Martin Costello 1848 Taft St Concord, CA 94521 LT(jg) NAOC Randolph 1957-8; b.12/5/32; d.7/28/2010; Elinor Marcella “Ellie” Costello b.6/23/35; d.9/12/2012

LCDR L.(none) C.(none) “Elsie” Cotham LT(jg) Forrestal 1960 from Paris, TX b.11/12/36; d.1/9/85 Blossom, TX; Marian F. Cotham b.6/24/1930; d.4/21/2007

Hit an olive tree in Sardinia, just missed a mountain in Sardinia, Diverted to Naples one night and took his crew, armed with .38s in orange flight suits to Bagnoli NATO officers club. It was 1960 or 61, I was a member of VAW-12, the Forrestal's early warning detachment. I was operating the radar in the back seat of one of our old AD5W "Guppys," and we were flying night ops in the Med off the coast of Italy. As we were being recovered it created a fouled deck and all aircraft still aloft were diverted to NAS Naples. I don't remember how we managed it, but we got off the base that night wearing our flight suits. We didn't have a lot, of money between the three of us from the "Guppy," but I do remember we were the biggest hit in Naples that night! The girls just loved us in those orange flight suits! I wouldn't swear to it, but I believe our jg pilot even had his sidearm strapped on. Dem was da good old days. D.A. Tony Ciango AMS2 VAW-12  

William A. Coulter Saratoga 1966 ADRAN b.7/2/1945; d.3/6/2010 Lexington, KY d/c issued in OH 5674 Little Grand Canyon Dr Paradise, CA 95969 530-377-2585 (no match) California artist William Alexander Coulter was b.3/7/1849 in Glenariff, Ireland (grandfather)

Ron Coventry LT RN Saratoga 1961 NAOC d.1990s in Britain 

Willis H. Cowart 1291 Old Magnolia Highway Canton, GA 30115 770-345-6452 Leyte 1951 b.3/9/28; d.5/3/2000 Holly Springs, GA; Ruby

Frederick R. Cox AOC ATC 1957 Wiese knew him. Chopped his knee with an axe on survival trek b.7/16/24; d.11/11/96 Millerstown, PA

CAPT Charles H. “Fritz” Crabill, Jr CO VA-55 1947; 5th CO VAW-12 1956-7 b.5/14/1915; d.4/23/2000 Coronado, CA bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem

The Wind in the Chimes: A Father’s Farewell Whisper to His Daughter
By C.C. Clark ISBN: 1-4107-5906-7 Reviewed by Laura Leiva

“The Wind in the Chimes” is a personal story written by author C.C. Clark that depicts her relationship with her father in the final years of his life as he battles Parkinson’s disease. CAPT Charles H. Crabill, Jr.  was a Naval officer and devoted husband and father who receives the news that he has contracted the debilitating disease, Parkinson’s, as this tender, poignant story opens. The author begins to make amends to her father during the last months of his illness, hoping to mend bridges and harsh feelings before it is too late. Vignettes combine the past and the present as C.C. Clark shares the story of her father as a Navy seaman to the elderly father she knows, surrounded by loved ones. This author has done a wonderful job with her first book. Emotional and inspiring, Clark encourages everyone to take a second look at those relationships that have held us back. Her journey toward peace and understanding was very well written and very interesting. Her inclusion of excerpts from her father’s diaries gives the reader a glimpse of the man her father was.

Nelson Cradduck ADR2 America 1967 b.1/24/39; d.11/1980 Collins, MS bur in MO

Claude Michael Craig 6211 Harlow Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32210 904-731-3457 Essex 1958 b.11/27/193; d.12/13/2015; Evelyn

Claude Michael Craig was born on November 27, 1938 in Maryville, Tennessee to Claude Hamilton Craig and Imogene (McClure) Craig who are deceased. Michael was married to the love of his life, Evelyn Craig for 41 years.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas Marlowe of Jacksonville and Scott Marlowe of Denver, Colorado, two grandsons, Rick and Ross Marlowe of Denver. Brother Jim Craig (Carol) of Chattanooga, and deceased brother Sam Craig. He was loved by nephews and nieces and numerous friends. Michael is retired from the Navy of 20 years and served with VAW-12 at Quonset Point  & attack squadron 45 NAS Cecil Field. He served on many vessels and tours for his beloved country. Michael retired from Northern Grumman Corp. of St. Augustine in 2007. He was loved and respected by all his friends there that affectionately called him Bubba.

John Hiden Craig, Jr West Columbia, TX b.3 AT3 Leyte 1950 1/16/30; d.8/25/98

Malcolm Loraine Craig ATCS 171 S Pierce Rd East Greenwich, RI 02818-3433 401-397-4089 1960-1962 b.11/9/26; d.6/11/06 d/c issued in Maine; Myrtle Mae

Maley Orville Cramer, Jr 7 Aspen Ln Dennis MA 02638 508-385-5950 LT 1953 b.7/15/1919; d.1/9/2013; Grace P. b.1925 Son-in-law: Forrest M. Sawdo b.1949 (Sarah) 320 Cowles St Englewood, FL – other addresses Portland, Rangeley, Cape Elizabeth, ME & Intervale & Gorham, NH

Maley "Tony" O. Cramer, Jr. 93, of Falmouth, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 following a heart attack.
He was born July 15, 1919 in Coffeyville, Kansas. After graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, he joined the Navy. During his more than twenty years as a naval aviator, he served on aircraft carriers, including the Coral Sea in the Atlanta Ocean and the Midway in the Pacific Ocean before retiring at Miramar Naval Air Station in California.
He is predeceased by his first wife, Eleanor M. Cramer, and son, Donald M. Cramer (MIA), and survived by his second wife, Grace P. Cramer, and daughters, Carol J. C. Mills of Falmouth, MA and Nancy C. Godfrey of Sarasota, FL, four grandchildren, and his sister, Lois B. Cain of Sedan, Kansas

Dale Owen Cranston 205 N Stockham Rd Aurora, NE 68818-7001 402-737-3337 ATR2 Saratoga 1963-4 b.5/24/43 Plumas CO, CA; d.10/2/13; Connie b.1955

CDR Robert Campbell E. Craven USNA 1952 b.10/1/28; d.1/14/1999 Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem                             

LT Armon Davis Acheson Crawford, Jr Columbus, MS Saipan 1950, Wright 1951, FDR 1951, Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.3/1/24; d.10/21/1985 bur Golden Gate Natl Cem (father CDR A.D.A. Crawford USNA 1920 b.1899; d.1960)

Clarence B. Crawford AN VC-12 Bennington 1953 fm GA or SC b.7/27/33; d.1/1978; Claricia

William C. Creed, Jr. AD3 1954 b.8/15/31; d.3/6/98 Marshfield, MA; Carole E. (Scollins) RN fm St Elizabeths Hospital, Boston 1953, b.1933; d.5/6/11

John M. Creedon 17 Harjean Rd Billerica, MA 01821 978-667-2764 AD3 1954-1955 Randolph 1954 US postal service b.8/21/1931; d.12/4/2009; Marie J.; Son: Rob Jellison (Jessica MacDougald); Dtr: Deborah (Roberto) Nicolazzo

Francis J. (Animal) Creney, Command Master Chief (AFCM) 11 Purchase St Middleborough, MA 02346-3315 508-946-0607 AM3-2 Randolph 1956 b.9/8/37; d.10/12/2014; Maureen

John L. “Jack” Crockenberg 157 Inagua St Dania, FL 33004 954-925-1302 PR 1949-1952 VC-12 Tarawa 1953-4, b.12/10/1929; d.7/29/2007 Maggie Valley, NC; bur in CA; Theresa Claire b.1932

Alfred E. Cronk, Sr SSDI Midway 1953-5 b.2/9/17; d.2/85 Mesa, AZ; Glenna M b.1920; d.1989

Gilbert R. Crocker AN 1953 (friend of Allie G. Smith) b.1.30/31; d.19/19/98 Haywood, NC

Peter H. Crooks 36 Concord Dr Madison, CT 06443 203-421-3457 (spam blocker) 1966 NAOC Essex 1962 & 3 Later FBI agent; taught at Southern Connecticut College in New Haven. Died Easter Sunday 2007; Donna Crooks 1950 Southwest Palm City Road Circle Bay Building 6, Unit 205 Stuart, FL 34994 772-463-5414; Jason Crooks (son)

William A. Cross AL3 FDR 1951 b.8/1/1931; d.3/7/2003 Middletown, DE

Ronald Lee Crowder 174 Danielle Dr Penrose, NC 28766-8735 828-877-5334 AZ Cut the cake as most junior person present at the founding of VAW-120 1966; (failed); Col USArmy; b.5/7/44; d.2/5/09; Dorothy T. b.1942 or b.4/12/48 Buncomb, NC; m.1968 Sherry Diane (Hales)  

Dewey Belton Crowe Panama City, FL d. age 84 1953; Friend of Willard Postell b.1/12/31; d.10/1981 Brule, SD; m.Rheba D/ (Stokes) 11/5/45

Chas J. Crowley Saratoga 1964-5 b.5/13/42; d.11/18/06 Suffolk Co, NY

Donald Tinkham Crowson 150 Eldorado Apt 104 Winter Haven, FL 33884-1633 863-324-9311 Forrestal 1965 b.9/16/1937; m.1981; d.3/30/2012. That address is Victoria C. Moorman, his sister who is 19 years older than him. She tells me he is in a nursing home in Tallahassee in 2008

Richard Keith Croy 126 N Walnut St Marysville, OH 43040-1255 937-642-0632 AT2 VC-12; b.8/7/29; d.12/14/08; Patricia A

CDR William Hollis Cruise, Jr. 11th CO VAW-12 1962 126 Charolais Dr Bastrop, TX 78602; 11108 Split Rail Ln Fairfax Sta VA 22039 703-978-1381 USNA 1944, b.7/28/21; d.2/6/05 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Mary R. b.1921; Dtr: Claudia A. Cruise, CMC Town Administrator & Clerk Town of Occoquan 314 Mill Street, P.O. Box 195 Occoquan, VA 22125-0025 (703) 491-1918, Ext 11, Fax (703) 491-1962;

Dad retired at the rank of Commander, then went on and did another 20-some years at Naval Electronics Systems Command in Arlington/Crystal City. 

 Michael W. Crumpler ATR2 Essex 1967 b.3/23/45; d.3/12/04 Kenly, NC

Jerry Lee Cuffle AK3 Hornet 1954-5; Lake Champlain 1956 b.3/11/36; d.1/16/1995 Terre Haute

LCDR Jos. Patrick Cullen 9319 Cedar River Rd Huntersville, NC 28078-7847 704-992-1054 1958-60 LT(jg) Leyte 1958; Independence 1960; He flew over 220 missions in Nam Coral Sea & Midway; Security officer, Submarine base; Moved from Quaker Hill, CT; b.1/20/33 son of Capt USN Carl Edward & Margret Cullen; d.9/10/2012  bur Arlington Natl Cem; Survivors include his two sons, Michael Joseph Cullen of San Luis Obispo, Calif. and Joseph Patrick Cullen of Waterford; daughter, Katherine Cullen Farrar of Treasure Island, Fla.; brother, Charles "Chick" Cullen, of Huntersville; and six grandchildren

Lloyd Marion Cunningham Seattle, WA & Riverside, CA AK3 1954 b.6/28/32; d.1/30/2014; Norma Jean (Clark) b.8/3/34; d.10/26/06

Howard C. Curran 4 Sand Rd New Milford, CT 06776 860-354-0251 LT(jg) 1958-61 Valley Forge 1958-9 b.9/28/34; d.9/26/2007; Sue

LCDR Carl W. Currey LT(jg) VS-42 1961-2; Essex 1963-4 naturalized US citizen, born in Dresden 7/20/36; d.10/17/05 El Paso, TX  (Bob Braze was his co-pilot later VAW-11 who knew him as “Colonel Klink”)

Francis Brian Curry AE3 1951 b.1928; d.1998 Waco, TX  

James M. Curry Forrestal 1966 AEC b.1/9/33; d.7/23/85 Virginia

George W. Cutler ADAN 1952 b.3/20/31; d.6/27/02 Charles City, VA

John R. Cutshall ADR3 Saratoga 1962; Det 14 b.11/20/37; d.12/26/99 Salinas, CA

Bruce L. Cyr ADR3 Essex 1958 b.12/29/37; d.9/14/96 Kerhonkson, NY

Joseph Ernest Cyr Hampstead Rd Danville, NH 03819 603-382-6823 ADR2-AZ1 Saratoga 1961; Randolph 62; d.2/11/05 lung cancer


James L. Daggett ADR1 1962 FDR 1964 & 1965 plankowner as AMM2 in 1947-8 b.8/15/1922; d.1/2/92 Newport, RI

James Clyde Daley AK2 East Greenwich, RI AK2 Enterprise 1961-2 b.12/22/36; d.8/14/70

Robert C. Daley AD2 Essex 1958 b.7/28/29; d.3/8/02 Tequesta & Titusville, FL bur in MA; Patricia Ann b.1931

Roger T. Daly AD3 1951 b.7/13/30; d.5/23/88 Louisville, CO

William S. Damari AD3 1954 b.7/15/32; d.6/93 Johnson City, PA; Janet L

Philip J. D’Angelo Staten Island, NY ATAN 1953 b.4/8/33; d.12/5/08 Stuart, FL d/c issued in NY; Jennifer J; Son: John Philip D’Angelo; Dtrs: Judith D’Angelo-Bredice & Jilian D’Angelo

William H. “Danny” Daniel 3366 Hester Rd Elberton, GA 30653 AT2 Randolph 1962 b.6/12/1938; d.9/28/97

Donald L. Daniels ATAN 1953 b.5/10/34; d.12/27/94 Muncie, IN (WI)

William Wayne Danielson ATC 1952 ALC in VC-12 b.8/28/19; d.10/7/97 Holly, MI bur Great Lakes Natl Cem 

Bernard Harold Davidson 435 Minam St Ramey, PA 16671 814-378-7301 America 1966-7, Forrestal 1966-7. Navy 7/64-7/70 b.2/14/45; d.4/22/2011; Priscilla Jane (Hoover) Davidson

William E. Davidson, Jr AT2 Forrestal 1961 fm Gainsville, GA 406 E Second St Rome, GA 30161-3110 706-291-2026 b.12/28/38; d.8/16/2005; Sue Ann Kalcas

Alfred F. Davis AD1 1953 “Hogjaw” Ed Harmon lists him as AD1 on Coral Sea 1951 & 2, Midway 1952-3 b.8/21/22; d.9/13/96 Nashua, NH

Clifford D. Davis, Jr b.9/33; d.5/31/2009 New Port Richey, FL AN 1951; Roberta L. 2452 Seneca Ct Palm Harbor, FL 34683-2829 727-789-0611 (near Sutherlin Crossing, where we stayed in 2009) children: Linda, Clifford, JoAnn & family

John Perry Davis Moultrie, GA, and nursing home Valdosta, GA AD2 1950 auto mechanic, Mormon faith, unmarried b.2/21/26; d.4/14/2007

Miles Davis b.5/10/36; d.3/1987 Halifax, MA (Not the jazz musician b.1926)

Ray Bo Davis AE2 Enterprise 1962-3 9944 John Hall Ln Foley, AL 36535 or Box 524 Bon Secour, AL 36511 b.1947; deceased; Renee Miriam

Roger E. Davis ENS-LT(jg) 083397/1310 Coral Sea 1951; 1953 b.4/12/27; d.11/16/07 Mena, AR or b.1926 Irving, TX, Fairfield, CT & Schaumburg, IL

CDR William Russel “Bill” Davis 710 Second St Coronado, CA 92118-1208 619-435-9101 plankowner VC-12 1949-50 Philippine Sea, Navcad wings 1945; b.10/4/22 DesMoines, IA; d.2/2/2010 Leukemia; Elsie R. (Spry) Davis b.1923; d.2013 

He attended public schools in Des Moines and upon graduation from Lincoln High School, he took a job at Central Life under their College Plan. He attended Iowa State University where he enlisted in the Army ROTC program, later in 1943 transferring to the Navy to become an aviation cadet. By the time he was called to active duty, World War II had fewer casualties in Naval Air than anticipated, so it took him 22 months to obtain his wings and commission which occurred on Aug. 8, 1945 in Corpus Christi, Texas. That was the week the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, then the second on Nagasaki, and Japan surrendered on Aug. 14. Bill married Elsie Spry whom he had met at Central Life, on August 10, 1945 in Des Moines, and they were on a train to Miami when the war ended.
His military career began with operational training at NAS Miami (Opa Locka) in the TBM Avenger. His next duty station was Quonset Point, R.I. in Torpedo Squadron VT-82 which sent him on two Mediterranean Sea deployments and a northern European cruise on the USS Randolph. Following assignment at CIC School at NAS Glenview, Ill. he became a "Plank Owner" in VC-12 squadron again at NAS Quonset Point, where he flew the AD-1W aircraft. He again deployed to the Mediterranean, this time on the USS Philippine Sea, and he made cruises in various aircraft carriers off the East Coast. His next assignment was as GCA Controller at NAS Glenview in 1950-51. In 1952 he was ordered to VW-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii where he flew the PB-1 Flying Fortress and the WV-1 Constellation.
In 1952 he attended UCLA under the Holloway five-term program. Then he was ordered to General Line School at Monterey. His next tour was with Fleet All Weather Training Unit (FAWTUPAC at San Diego) which was followed by a tour with VFAW-3 serving with the Air Force Continental Air Defense Command. Next he served as Air Navigation Officer at NAS San Diego. In 1960 he was assigned to VA-122 at NAS Moffett Field. The next year the squadron moved to NAS Lemoore where he served as squadron Executive Officer. Then came a move back to NAS San Diego where he served as Flag Secretary to COMFAIRSAN DIEGO. In 1966 he served as Officer Personnel Officer on Staff COMNAVAIRPAC, followed by a tour as Officer in Charge of Naval Air Maintenance Training Detachments at NAS San Diego.
Upon return to NAS San Diego in 1964, Cmdr. Davis bought a parcel of land in Coronado and had a house built suitable for his wife's wheelchair. His wife Elsie had been stricken with polio when they lived in Hawaii in 1953 before there was a polio vaccine. They made 32 moves in his 30 year's service in the military. He was survived by his loving wife Elsie Davis of Coronado. They had two sons, Craig born at Quonset Point, now living in El Granada, and Dean born at Great Lakes Naval Station, now in Happy Camp, with wife Karen Hubbell Davis. Dean's three daughters, Jasmine Borgatti (wife of Nick) of Mt. Shasta, Fern Davis of Honolulu and Cheyenne Davis of Weed, also survive him, and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Elias Borgatti of Mt. Shasta. He is also survived by one sister, Kathleen Nye of Fairfield.
Following his retirement from the Navy June 30, 1972, Bill invested in and worked at Private Ledger Financial Services for 10 years. After his retirement from the business world, he joined the North Island Men's Golf Club. He was also a member of the Masons Coronado Lodge No. 441, and he had more time to take care of his wife.

   LT Edward W. Day  b.10/30/16; d.1/2/1989 Saratoga, CA; had retired in 1961 and moved to San Francisco area; Christine

James L. (Jimmy) Deal 782 Columbus Holley Rd Samson AL 36477 ATR2 FDR 1964-1965-1966; 1967 escaped from a ditched WF; Was Sacramento, CA 95841 Calif Hywy Patrol; b.12/16/42; d.9/14/09; Widower

Harry I. Dear AM3-AMS2 Bennington 1953 b.7/21/29; d.1/1986 Randallstown, MD; Jacqueline M (b.1938) moved from Randallstown to 7 Slade Av Pikesville, MD 21208 401-580-9207

Vernon N. Dearnbarger AN 1953 b.7/5/1929; d.10/17/2002 Mattoon, IL

Henry Joseph Deeks CM1 Essex 1961; Westwood, MA b.1914; d.1998; Son: Henry G. Deeks 7 River Styx Rd Ashburnham, MA 01430-1304 978-827-4277; Margo Wendy b.1946

LCDR Earl Henry “Duke” DeEsch 211 Club Lot 221 Wilmington, NC 28412 LT(jg) 1958-60 b.10/1929; d.2014; Nancy Jane d.1971; Gloria Ann Martin-DeEsch b.9/12/31; d.3/17/05

 Lt  James Huntington “Hunt” Hardisty, USN, pilot and Lt Earl H. DeEsch flew an F4H Phantom II over the 3-kilometer “Sageburner” course of Holloman Air Force Base, NM, and averaged 902.769 miles per hour for a new low altitude world's record for speed. 8/28/1961 certified by Federation AeronAutique Internationale That very airplane not now displayed at Udvar-Hazy Museum; but is in storage there. Hardisty was 4 star admiral, CincPAC & DCNO. Died in 2003 in Hartford, CT  An air force Phantom had attempted the feat the previous day and porpoised during its run and disintegrated in the air killing both pilot and RIO. LCDR Hardisty was flight deck officer on USS America in 1966

CAPT Dwight “E” “Deke” DeCamp  Arlington Va. 22207 703-536-4019 LCDR 6/1958—60 b.5/16/25; d.4/15/2003 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Caught pneumonia in Florida while on vacation; DFC Distinguished Flying Cross 31 years in the Navy, CO of a squadron BuPers tour; PG School Monterrey in Math Dept; Became a computer expert in the 1970s; Did consulting the last 15 years Information from daughter; Jacklyn

Thomas Leroy Decker frm Portland, OR No d/c AE3 Essex 1961                                                            

CAPT James A. (Jim) DeGanahl 655 Redwing Dr Lake Mary, FL 32746 407-322-5409 LT USN Oriskany 1951; 1953 Wasp; 1954 FDR; CO RVAH9 USNA 1947 graduated in ’46 (not in the register); played tackle; Was active in Tailhook; b.8/24/24; d.5/27/2007; Dorothy

Patrick Delgado 33931 Via del Cielo Monarch Beach, CA 92629-4520 714-496-5421 Really a VAW-11 pilot deceased; Patricia

LT John Ward DeLoach Tampa 1981 Forrestal 1957; Intrepid 1958  b.1/8/28; d.1/22/82 Tampa, FL

LCDR George Edwin DeLong 1310 LT(jg) Leyte 1951-1953; carqual FDR 1953; USNA 1948 b.12/19/24; d.4/3/01 Coronado, CA 92118

Donald F. Delost 265 Sandy Point Rd Emlenton, PA 16373-2529 AN Midway 1952 & 5; b.5/21/32; d.5/16/2010; Mildred E.: three sons: Andrew (Michelle) Delost of South Carolina; Dan Delost of Emlenton; and Bob (Amy) Delost of Pittsburgh. Four grandchildren: Bryan and Sienna Delost of South Carolina; Mya and Mason Delost of Pittsburgh

LCDR J. George Demarest, III USN Independence 1966-7; VAW-124; Son: 215 Bienville Dr Gretna, LA 70056 504-393-2096

George P. DeMille YNC 1954 b.9/27/19; d.9/14/95 Orange Park, FL d/c MA

Gerald Maddock Dempsey CAPT 947 Camino Camarillo, CA 93010 805-482-6793 Hornet 1954-5; 1956 Coral Sea d.2/4/2016; Lynn

William James Dempsey AMH1 Essex 1961 b.8/18/37; d.4/29/99 Fort Lauderdale, FL; bur in NY

Peter C. Denison ADAN 1952 b.12/26/30; d.10/13/1973 Ramsey Co, MN

Charles E. (Ed) Dennison 771 Old Oak Trace Columbus, OH 43235-1761 AMS2 Saratoga 1961-2 b.3/14/36; d.2/14/05 KY; Marilyn

William R. Denny AT3 1953 b.2/3/33; d.9/15/96 Rahway, NJ but was E7 AMHC not an AT

RADM Jeremiah Denton 531 Thomas Bransby Williamsburg, VA 23185 757-220-8870 LT VC-12 1954; CO of A-7 Intruder squadron Heroic POW in Vietnam loss date 7/18/65; returned 2/12/73 b.7/15/24 Mobile, AL. US Senator fm Alabama (R) 1981-1987; d.3/28/14; Jane d.2007

 Graduated from McGill Institute, Mobile, 1942; attended Spring Hill College, Mobile, 1942-1943; graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 1946; completed graduate work at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1964; served in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of rear admiral 1946-1977; shot down, captured, and held prisoner in Vietnam for nearly 8 years; consultant; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1980 for the term commencing January 3, 1981; subsequently appointed by the Governor, January 2, 1981, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Donald W. Stewart for the term ending January 3, 1981; served from January 2, 1981, to January 3, 1987; defeated for re-election in 1986; founder of Denton Associates, Mobile, AL; founder of the National Forum Foundation, Washington, D.C. Other Personnel in Incident: Bill Tschudy, returnee, RIO

The oldest of three brothers, Denton was the son of Jeremiah, Sr. and Irene (Steele) Denton.[1][2]Denton attended McGill Institute and Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. In June 1943, he entered the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and graduated three years later in the accelerated Class of 1947. His 34-year naval career included service on a variety of ships and on aircraft, including airships (blimps). His principal field of endeavor was naval operations. He also served as a test pilot, flight instructor, and commanding officer of an attack squadron flying the A-6 Intruder. In 1957, he was credited with revolutionizing naval strategy and tactics for nuclear war as architect of the "Haystack Concept." This strategy called for concealing aircraft carriers from radar by intermingling with commercial shipping and avoiding formations suggestive of a naval fleet. The strategy was simulated in maneuvers and demonstrated effectiveness, allowing two aircraft carrier fleets thirty-five simulated atomic launches before aggressor aircraft and submarines could repel them.[3] He went on to serve on the staff of the Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet at the rank of Commander (O-5) as Fleet Air Defense Officer. Denton graduated from the Armed Forces Staff College and the Naval War College, where his thesis on international affairs received top honors by earning the prestigious President's Award. In 1964, he received the degree of Master of Arts in International Affairs from  Denton served as United States Naval Aviator during the Vietnam War and was the Commanding Officer of Attack Squadron Seventy-Five (VA-75) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVA-62). On 18 July 1965, then-Commander Denton was flying an A-6A Intruder (Bureau Number 151577) off the Independence with Lieutenant (JG) Bill Tschudy, his navigator/bombardier, leading twenty-eight planes on a bombing mission. They ejected when their jet was shot down over the city of Thanh Hoa in North Vietnam, and they were captured and taken prisoner by the North Vietnamese. Denton and Tschudy were both held as prisoners of war for almost eight years, four of which were spent in solitary confinement. Denton is best known from this period of his life for the 1966 televised press conference in which he was forced to participate in as an American POW by his North Vietnamese captors. He used the opportunity to communicate successfully and to confirm for the first time to the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence and Americans that American POWs were being tortured in North Vietnam. He repeatedly blinked his eyes in Morse code during the interview, spelling out the word, "T-O-R-T-U-R-E". He was also questioned about his support for the U.S. war in Vietnam, to which he replied: "I don't know what is happening, but whatever the position of my government is, I support it fully. Whatever the position of my government, I believe in it, yes sir. I am a member of that government, and it is my job to support it, and I will as long as I live."[4] While a prisoner, he was promoted to the rank of Captain. Denton was later awarded the Navy Cross and several other decorations, mostly for heroism while a prisoner of war. Denton was put in the "Hanoi Hilton" and the "Zoo" prison and prison camp and "Little Vegas" and "Alcatraz" prisons. In "Alcatraz", he became part of a group of American POWs known as the "Alcatraz Gang". The group consisted of James Mulligan, George Thomas Coker, George McKnight, James Stockdale, Harry Jenkins, Sam Johnson, Howard Rutledge, Robert Shumaker, Ronald Storz and Nels Tanner. They were put in "Alcatraz" and solitary confinement to separate them from other POWs because their strong resistance led other POWs in resisting their captors. "Alcatraz" was a special facility in a courtyard behind the North Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense, located about one mile away from Hoa Lo Prison. Each of the American POWs spent day and night in windowless 3-by-9-foot (0.91 m × 2.74 m) cells mostly in irons.[5][6][7][8][9]

CDR William S. Depagnier 1235 Albion Rd Boulder, CO 80305 303-499-9433 O-in-C Essex 1958 b.1921; d.2015; Edna Jane (Pryor)

An Officer and a Gentleman William S. D'Epagnier (1921-2015) Commander William Sylvester "Bill" D'Epagnier, USN (retired), was born in 1921 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated in 1940 from the High School of Commerce, and then served in the Pacific as a fighter pilot in the United States Navy during WWII. Bill married Edna Jane Pryor on March 17, 1950. They settled in Boulder, Colorado, where they raised a beautiful family. Bill was an avid reader, a gifted musician who played over a dozen instruments, an accomplished singer and an artist. He loved and served his country and was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. 

Peter H. Derby ADC b.7/8/11; d.5/18/06 Fairhope, AL Chief Pag’s assistant at VC-12 1953-5. Retired to Myrtle Beach. bur Barrancas Natl Cem "Everything is Copacetic."

Joined the Navy in 1927 at the age of 16. Involved in the Nicaragua Conflict and in 1930 went to China were he was assigned to the USS Tracy on the Yansing River. Participated in a parade aboard the USS California that opened the Golden Gate Bridge. Served aboard the USS Enterprise during the Cuban Crisis. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Rosella Derby; his son, Edward Derby; and grandson, Daniel Konecek.

David DeRienzo 3430 Case Rd Marietta, NY 13110 315-673-1760 AN FDR 1966-7; Essex 1967; d.12/24/08; Sue

Michael Richard Deubel AMC 197 Hoover Rd Apt 2E Yonkers, NY 10710-3438 914-965-1397 E-3 America 1966-7; VAW-122; d.12/2010; Geraldine

Robert J. Devlin 2470 Sky Top Trail Dover, PA 17315-2532 717-292-1692 AT3 Intrepid 1956; b.8/11/36; d.3/17/2008; Sue

Donald E. Dewerd LT(jg) 1325 Intrepid 1964; America 1965-6; Intrepid 1967 b.8/29/40; d.1/23/98 MN heart attack; Older brother b.1931 Dick in Phoenix 602-957-4503

James W. DeWitte AE3 1953-5 b.8/3/33 Jamestown, ND; d.4/22/09 Jud, ND m.Judy Y. Wenger now Judy Y. Dewitte c son, Bryan DeWitte b.1968 3927 Montreal St Bismarck, ND 58503-0332 701-258-5125

James D. Dickerson YN2 1954 b.9/28/32; d.2/18/98 Nashville, TN

LT Roger Vernon Dickeson 1946 early development b.11/1/20; d.6/21/2006 Pasadena, CA

Robert G. Dickson ALC Midway 1955 b.12/24/22; d.8/1/97 Elk Grove, CA (San Leandro & San Lorenzo too); Jacquelyn M

Viking Mittag Dietrich 1634 SE Shelburnie Way Port St Lucie, FL 34952—6054 772-398-1067 Saratoga 1957-8 b.11/1/38 Philadelphia; d.2/19/2014; Victoria Lee (Vicki)

VIKING MITTAG DIETRICH, 75, of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, passed away peacefully on February 19, 2014 with his wife and children by his side. Viking was born on Nov 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After serving his county as an aviation electronics tech in the 
US Navy aboard the USS Forrestal and USS Saratoga, he attended Michigan State where he met his loving wife to be and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering . He had a long and successful career holding various executive positions at both General Electric and Certain Teed. After retiring in 2001, Viking spent his time relishing in his "new life", with his family and friends playing golf, going to socials, eating , traveling and volunteering his time to organizations that were close to his heart, ( PACE, CRC, Martin Memorial Hospital, Ballantrae HOA and Elks). He was a kind and gentle man who was forever helping others in time of need. He will be truly missed by all his family, friends and anyone who had the fortunate opportunity to have met and spent time with such an incredible and spirited man. Viking is survived by his wife of 49 years, Vicki Lee Dietrich, his son Viking Stanley Dietrich, his daughter Kendra Lee Bromagen, and his grandchildren: Chandler Elise Dietrich, McKenzie Lee Dietrich and Brody Cole Bromagen. 

 Johann G. Dietz b.5/5/1914; d.9/19/00 Denver Ft Logan Natl Cem

Robert J. Dignam, MD b.7/8/25; d.2/13/99 in Pacific Palisades, CA; d/c issued in NH LT(MC) FDR carqual 1953; Wasp 1953; Lake Champlain 1953 Flight Surgeon; Dartmouth; Evelyn Dignam Box 135 (300 Amboise) Newport Coast, CA 92657           Robert J. Dignam lived at 820 Alma Real Dr Pacific Palisades, CA 90272-3705 310-459-6101; That number is now attributed to Erin M. Dignam. His wife’s first initial is E. (Capt Haskell knew her as “Pat?”)                                William J. Dignam also lists that address. William J is a son age between 40-50;                                  Robert’s daughter, Gale D. Friedman, may be found living with Mark L. Friedman 2001 Port Provence Pl Newport Beach, CA 92660-5430 949-644-4686

Robert Calvin Diles TN Essex 1960 b.8/27/29 Waco, Texas; d.12/27/05 Norfolk. Chief engineer in Merchant Marine for 56 yrs

Irmel Lacy Dillard 3424 Bapaume Av Norfolk, VA 757-857-5981 b.5/1/1926; d.7/2/2000 ATC Saratoga 1963-4 bur Arlington Natl Cem

John Wayne Dillon 5400 Crossrail Dr Burke, VA 22015 LT(jg) NFO Independence 1965; Forrestal VAW-123 1967-8; b.2/19/1941; d.2/1/1974 Hopewell City, VA Appomattox Cemetery; Dianne E; Dtrs: Sharon J. Mainwaring b.1971; Gabriela L

Robert E. Dillon AA 1954 b.10/12/34; d.5/15/97 Helen, GA

Calvin D. Dismang Forrestal 1966-67 d.Lebanon, MO; Lydia Faye (Pruitt) Dismang; Calvin Dean Dismang b.10/1971 in Webb, TX son of Robert & Consuelo

CAPT John James Dittrick, Jr. (Jack) 417 Dogleg Dr Williamsburg, VA 23188-7411 757-258-0982 LT(jg) USNA 58 Saratoga 1960-1; Independence 1962; CO VAW-124 & RVAW-120 1978-80 b.5/3/36; d.11/11/09; Carolyn H

Captain John J. Dittrick Jr., "Jack," 73, died peacefully Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 2009. His strength, kindness, integrity, sense of humor and uplifting presence will be dearly missed by his family, friends, neighbors and work colleagues. b.5/3/1936 Elizabeth, N.J. son to Dorothy and John Dittrick Sr. Jack grew up to become a distinguished Navy pilot, Navy captain, professor and vice dean, and most dearly, a beloved husband, father, uncle, cousin and friend. A Class of 1958 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Jack pursued a naval career, while also earning his master's degree and doctorate. He and his wife Carolyn were married 12/29/1962 and in 1964, they moved to Monterey, Calif., where Jack received a master's degree in operations analysis from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and subsequently taught at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where their daughter Jill was born in 1968. Jack's naval career spanned 29 years with distinguished responsibilities including deployments as a naval aviator flying the carrier based E-1B Tracer and the E-2 Hawkeye, both Airborne Early Warning Aircraft, aboard the carriers USS Independence, USS Saratoga, USS Shangri La, USS F.D. Roosevelt and the USS America to Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean. He was the officer in charge of the E-1B detachment on the USS Roosevelt and the commanding officer of both VAW-124 on the USS America and RVAW-120 training squadron located in Norfolk. Following that, he served on several staffs with the chief of Naval Operations, CINCLANTFLT and participated in a SECNAV sponsored study examining the roles and capabilities of the U.S. Navy. In spite of earthquakes and having to master the Italian language, Jack's tour as commanding officer of the U.S. Naval Support Activity Base in Naples, Italy, was the most challenging and rewarding tour of his naval career. Jack, Carolyn and Jill returned from Italy in 1986, where Jack then served as the chief of staff at the Safety Center. He retired from the Navy in 1987, and shortly after launched his career as a visiting professor of statistics at The College of William & Mary School of Business. In 1992, Jack became the associate dean for undergraduate programs at the University of Southern California School of Business, where he initiated a mentor program to help link students to real-world experience. He was made vice dean and traveled to numerous countries to bring in foreign students to the business program. He also initiated an annual nationwide case competition held at USC. In June 2001, Jack returned to The College of William & Mary as assistant dean of the School of Business.

Joe Franklin Dixon Panama City, FL FDR 1961 U. West Florida, Florida Highway Patrol 39 yrs (Captain) b.2/1/32; d.8/6/2011; Georgetta

Ronald A. Dixon 33 Mahogany Rd Rocky Point, NY 11778 AEM3 Randolph 1954, Midway 1955 b.1/5/1934; d.9/6/2003

John Dmoch Virginia Beach, VA America 1966-7; d.2/15/06 of a cerebral hemorrhage. buried with military honors and was a CWO 4 Ret. He served in the Navy for 30 years; Dtr: Nancy Montgomery

Carlos M. Dockery 16170 Henderson Rd Alpharetta, GA 30004 770-475-5368 AMS3 FDR 1966-7; b.11/23/44; d.12/23/03; Jacqueline

Edward A. Doherty 4296 Beechmont Dr Cincinnati, OH 45244 513-528-3952 SN 1951 b.2/32; d.1998

CDR Stanley W. Dohrer (LSO) Saipan 1950, Wright 1951, 1953 U. Miami b.12/2/22; d.12/24/00 Niagara Falls, NY; issued in FL; Cremains interred at Punchbowl in Honolulu; Gladys H. Dohrer b.3/1919 2690 Drew St Clearwater, FL 33759  

CAPT Henry R. “Hank” Dombrowski Virginia Beach b.9/21/34; d.9/10/1994 Pensacola, FL 0-in-C Wasp 1967 detachment

Capt. Dombrowski was b.9/21/1934 in Salem, MA and served in the Navy for 30 years He was a student at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, and received a B.S. in engineering  His Navy assignments included maintenance/line division officer for VS-27; traffic controller at RATIC SIX, NAS Quonset Point; safety officer for VS-36, O-in-C Wasp detachment 1966-7; VAW-12 and VAW-121; operations officer for AEW-12; aircraft handler on board the USS Intrepid (CVS-10); chief staff officer AEW Wing 12; executive officer and commanding officer of VAW-125 1976-7; deputy ACOS of AIRWARFARE at OPTEVFOR; executive officer and senior inspector at Board of Inspection, Atlantic He was a recipient of the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal and was designated a Naval Aviator in 1958 After retiring from the Navy in 1987, he worked for VITRO Corporation in Systems Engineering and Analysis. He retired from VITRO in 1992 Since 1992 he was active in several volunteer services including The Navy Family Services Center, Little Creek, and Military Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. He was an active member of the Flyer's Invitational Golf Association He was recently elected vice president of the HAWKEYE Association and was a member of Sewells Point Golf Association; Kathleen M. DombrowskiLegion of Merit Meritorious Service Medal

Noah J. Dominique Box 973 Saunderstown, RI 02874-1609 (973 Slocum Rd Exeter) 401-294-9445 Wasp 1958; Saratoga 1957 CPO went on emergency leave, had some trouble, busted to PO1; b.7/17/26; d.10/13/09; Helen

Charles W. (Bill) Donahue PO Box 266 (1415 N Lake St) Oneida, NY 13421-4805 315-361-5377 1948-52 AD1 Oriskany, Randolph 1954 & 3 others Intrepid 1957 b.9/1929; d.5/28/2015; Donna H. b.11/1930; Sons: William (nora), Jeffre (Denise), Dtrs: Daria, Charyl

Robert J. Donnelly AN Saratoga 1963 b.10/6/43; d.6/2000 or b.10/30/43; d.5/23/98

CDR Walter Joseph Donovan, Jr Huntington, NY O-in-C Forrestal 1960 USNA 1948 Heart attack in the shower b.4/23/23; d.6/18/78 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Elma S. b.1920; d.6/18/1978 Huntington, NY

John S. Dooley SN America 1967 b.12/10/46; d.5/18/05 Pittsfield, MA

Clifford Jay Dowdell 933 Sunset Dr Birmingham, AL 35215-7823 AN Randolph 1965 b.1947; d.4/2/2012 bur Alabama Natl Guard Cem.; Beatrice b.1948

George W. Downing AEM3 1951 b.1928; d.2006 Saratoga Springs, NY; Son: George W, Jr Gansevoort, NY

John J. Doyle Avon, MA 1951-1953 YN3 BHR second Korean cruise d.6/20/13; divorced from Lottie T. (Dumaroski) b.1932; d.12/29/2009; Children: Andrea Little, Joanne Maclean, Suzanne O’Keefe, James Doyle, Kenneth Doyle, Michael Doyle and Thomas Doyle

 John J. “Jack” Doyle, 82, of Avon since 2009, formerly of Brockton, died June 20, 2013. He served in the U.S. Navy for 8 years in the Korean War. John owned L.J. Logistics and was a certified instructor. He was a life member and past Senior Vice Commander and Adjutant of VFW Post 8892 Avon. He was also a member of Polish White Eagles and American Society of Transportation and Logistics. John was the former husband of the late Lottie Doyle; beloved father of James Doyle of Brockton, Kenneth Doyle of Cape Cod, Joanne MacLean of Brockton, Michael Doyle of Norton, Thomas Doyle of Brockton and Suzanne O’Keefe of Mansfield

LT Luther W. "Lute" Doyle LT(jg) Plankowner VC-12 Saipan 1950, LT LSO 1952 b.2/14/22; d.1/8/08 Knightdale, NC

Ronald E. Drew AN 1953 Randolph 1954 b.1927; m.Evelyn Humphries (Reeves) Imperial, CA 1965; d.5/6/97 Iowa, WI

Rex O. Driver, Jr 6647 Ridge Crest Dr Milton, FL ADR3 Saratoga 1963-4 b.11/7/40; d.5/10/99

Frank J. Drogan ALC Electronics crew 1953 b.5/12/1915; d.5/12/1996 Orlando, FL on his birthday, D/c issued in NJ

Ambrose M. Duarte, Jr. Woonsocket, RI Randolph 1956-7 AT3 b.12/28/36; d.5/1986; nephew: Philip A. Duarte’s son, also named Philip                                                  

Robert Paul Dube CWO2 AM3 Saratoga 1957-8 b.1/11/39 Auburn, MA; d.1/9/07 Fort Worth, TX; Ditched with LT(jg) Smith 8/24/57; Joyce K. Dube 5600 Azle Av Apt 110 Fort Worth, TX 76106-2624

Robert Dube was born the son of Richard and Alice Dube. He retired from the Navy After 20 Years, worked for Beechcraft Aircraft, Leer Jet in Tucson, and for General Dynamics for 12 years, and was a salesman for United R V Center. Robert was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors: Wife, Joyce of Azle Av; daughters, Deborah Rerko and husband Scott, of Penn, Denise Thomas of Azle, Diane Kellar and husband, Thomas James of Alaska; grandchildren, Kami Hart, Aaron Palmer, Nathan Biay, Justin Kennedy, Shelby Kennedy, Chris Frick, Jeff Frick, Heaven Kellar, Talon Kellar, and Thomas J Kellar III; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom and Bruce; sisters, Susan and Beverly.

Roland Andre Dubois AT2 Essex 1961 107 Lebanon Av Colchester, CT 06415 860-537-5372 or 5108 b.8/1929 c M. Mastrangelo also Daytona Beach, FL 32119; Helen; Parents: Andre C & Lillian Dubois b.1907 424 Horse Pond Rd Madison, CT 06443-2009 203-245-9074

Bruce P. Ducette ADRAN Wasp 1967 b.6/21/45; d.7/1980 Marysville, MD

Harold Jasper Dudek CWO-2 b.1917 Campbell, NE; d.10/9/1985 Communication specialist in VC-12 3/1954 to 1960; Son: Les Dudek PO Box 726 Auburndale, FL 33823-0726 Eflat Productions

Clifford L. Dudgeon AN 1953 b.7/13/32; d.9/17/05 Livingston, MO

Lyle H. Dudgeon ATC 1953 b.6/30/20; d.2/10/2000 Iowa

Wyley W. Dudley ATCA b.4/3/25; d.7/19/03 Virginia Beach Randolph 1963; Was in VS-22 in 1950 with Walt Miesse

Roy A. Duenas, Jr AMAN 1952 b.5/1/32; d.10/20/83 New York bur in Jacksonville, FL

Leon Frederick Duerksen Pensacola, FL b.12/1/42; d.8/10/2005 1942 AN Saratoga 1963 bur Barrancas Natl Cem

Donald J. Duhon 118 Ruffian Dr Carencro, LA 70520-6114 337-896-9881 AX2 FDR 1965 b.9/4/1941; d.6/29/2011; Lynda C

Maurice E. Dumas SA 1951 b.5/23/32; d.3/6/90 North Grosvenordale, CT

Donald C. Dunlap Fort Pierce, FL 34945 AMS2 Valley Forge 1958; b.6/12/35; d.4/11/06; Rosalind M. Dunlap b.11/41 1949 Ist Av Port St Lucie, FL 34953 Once had Pontiac dealership in E Dubuque, IA; Photographic memory

J. J. Dunlavey ATCA Essex 1962 500 Barnes Rd Chesapeake, VA 23324; Patricia A. b.8/15/39; d.11/4/06 Pittsburgh; bur in TX Son: Terry Dunlavey

LCDR Harvey K. “Sam” Dunning pilot 1949 Jonesport, Maine b.3/28/22; d.4/23/91 Mass; Pilot 1949-51; Boxer 1950 XO VC-12 1961-2; Shirley (Miller) Dunning b.6/26/22 Milford, MA; d.10/22/2011

Shirley (Miller) Dunning passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 22, 2011 at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford, CT. Formerly of Jonesport, ME, she had recently resided with her son's family in Cromwell, CT. Shirley was born in Milford, MA on June 26, 1922, the daughter of the late Kenneth W.A. Miller and Fannie A. (Hutchins) Miller. She had many fond memories of her childhood in MA with her two younger brothers and extended family. A move when she was in high school relocated the family to southern Maine where she finished her education, graduating from Deering High School in Portland and Westbrook Junior College. During that time, she met her husband, the late Harvey K. Dunning Sr, a 26 yr. career officer in the US Navy. They enjoyed many years together traveling and moving about the US. Where ever they were stationed, she always found groups to join and ways to volunteer in each new place, giving her time to help out others.

When they retired from the service, their family of 3 settled in the Dunnings' hometown, Jonesport, Maine. In the over 40 years Shirley lived there, she was an active participant in the community, as a member of the Jonesport Ambulance Service, American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 0108, Jonesport Historical Society, Literary Club, co-chairperson of the Jonesport Sesquicentennial Committee, Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church, Jonesport Housing Authority, and her beloved Tuesday Night Club. She also served with the Extension at University of Maine at Machias where she received the Washington County Extension Association Distinguished Volunteer Service Award in 1997, as special recognition for her service to the community. She was a willing volunteer whenever there was a need, whether it was as a secretary for Hand-in-Hand, or stocking the local food pantry. Of all of these, she was most proud of her service to her country as a navy wife.

She is survived by her son, Harvey K. "Sam" Dunning Jr. and his wife, Jean, of Cromwell; her dear grandchildren, Heather Dunning of Queens, NY and her fiancé, Eric Boucher and Jonathan Dunning and his wife, Ahnaf Nur of Wethersfield, CT; her brother, Stuart Miller and his wife, Maggie, of Loveland, CO, a sister-in-law, Margaret Miller of Bridgton, ME; a special niece, Sandy Moffett of Jonesport, ME and many other special nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

George R. Dunworth, Jr Rensselaer, NY SN 1952 b.1933; d.7/5/79

James Howard Durham AE1 Independence 1965 b.7/31/38; d.04/14/1978 Nancy, KY

 Jim Durham was with VAW 12 and later RVAW-120 from 1965 to 1969. He did a med cruise on the Independence back in 1965-6 with VAW 12 and then was assigned as the night shift Electric Shop chief and then to QA with RVAW-120 in SP1 at NAS Norfolk; Bur Mill Springs  National Cemetery, Pulaski County, KY

LCDR Robert Duvall LDO Maintenance officer America 1967; AL1 in VS-22 with Walt Miesse in 1950; b.10/23/24; d.9/86 Virginia Beach                                                               

Frederick D. Dupree, Jr 1456 Lardner St Philadelphia, PA 19149-3223 AEAN Intrepid 67, Wasp 1967; b.3/4/48; d.1/2/2011; Rosemary H. 

Allen A. Dykes 2323 Soutel Dr JAX 32208 904-764-1849 ADR3 Saratoga 1961-2


William Johnson Earle 16 Melrose St Elmont, NY 11003-1129 516-775-8980 ADR2 1962 b.1935; d.2012; Astrid P. b.1944; d.1996; Sons; Fleming K., Jeremiah, Joshua; Dtrs: Kirsten L. Levittown, NY; Barbara (home); Grandson: William Johnson Earle II b.2/27/89; d.6/30/10 OD Heroin

Frank Courtney Eardley AN Oriskany 1951 b.11/1/28; d.12/5/91 Baltimore; Son: Frank C. Jr. 6711 Glenkirk Rd Baltimore, MD 21239 410-823-5518

Charles L. Eason 658 Campground Rd Selma, NC 27576 919-905-2530 SA Wasp 1961 b.2/11/44; d.6/18/2006

Vance Carroll Eason Redding, CA pilot 1952 FDR 1951 d.1999; Jacqueline A. Eason b.1928 11642 Cornell St Adelento, CA 92301-3688 760-246-9733                                                                                                Not Vance Cleveland Eason Quitman, TX b.9/5/23; d.8/19/99 US Army

CAPT Van Vernon Eason LCDR O-in-C Saipan 1950 As LT XO VT-10 on CV-6 in WWII; Captain USS Paricutin AE-18 1975-6; USS Hornet 1966-7; b.6/19/1927 Columbus, MS

Navy Cross

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Van Vernon Eason, Jr. (NSN: 0-85924), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Torpedo Plane in Torpedo Squadron TEN (VT-10), attached to the U.S.S. ENTERPRISE (CV-6), in action against enemy Japanese forces in the vicinity of the Marianas Islands on 20 June 1944. He led a flight of carrier based Torpedo Bombers with great skill and cool judgment through a devastating attack on an enemy carrier. This attack was opposed by enemy fighters and intense anti-aircraft fire from surrounding heavy warships. He scored two direct hits himself and his gunner shot down one attacking enemy plane. A terrific explosion resulted from this attack and the carrier was probably sunk. His outstanding courage and determined skill were at all times inspiring and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Action Date: June 20, 1944

General Orders: Commander Fast Carrier Task Force: Serial 0247 (July 13, 1944) Torpedo Squadron 10 (VT-10) U.S.S. Enterprise (CV-6)

Distinguished Flying Cross

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Van Vernon Eason, Jr. (NSN: 0-85924), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight in an aerial attack against enemy shipping in Truk Atoll. On 17 February 1944, he led a flight of torpedo bombers from a carrier on a night minimum altitude bombing attack which destroyed and damaged a substantial number of enemy ships. This attack was executed in darkness against ships inside the lagoon in the face of great danger from intense enemy anti-aircraft fire and under exceptionally difficult and hazardous circumstances. His courage, judgment, skill and relentless determination to destroy the enemy contributed greatly to the success of this attack and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Action Date: February 17, 1944

CAPT William Ralph Eason LT FDR 1966-7 (c Capt Pettigrew flew the last E1 VAW-121 to Davis Monthan 1975) b.9/13/21; d.12/21/03

St. Simons Island - Captain William Ralph Eason, USN (Ret), 82, died December 21, at the Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, Georgia. 
Capt Eason was the son of the late Robert Eugene Eason and Mrs. Oka Daniel Eason Nessmith of Manassas, Georgia. Capt. Eason graduated from Reidsville High School before beginning a distinguished Naval Aviation career of 32 years including World War II and the Vietnam War. He was Air Wing Commander of Carrier Air Group 9 based on the USS Ranger and Commanding Officer of the USS Kaskaskia. Capt. Eason was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses, four Air Medals, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, a Navy Unit Commendation among his many ribbons and medals. After leaving the Navy he moved to Atlanta, Georgia and enjoyed a successful real estate career lasting 17 years before retiring to Satsuma, Florida and later St. Simons Island, Georgia. Capt. Eason was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Reidsville for over 50 years as well as the Shriners of Jacksonville and Palatka, Florida. 

Survivors: his wife of 57 years Betty L. Eason; his son, William R. Eason, Jr. and wife Cindy of Laguna Hills, California; his daughters Patricia E. Swafford and her husband Bernie of St. Simons Is., Georgia and Janet E. Willis and her husband, Tom of Snellville, Georgia

Edward E. Eaton AT1 Saratoga 1960 b.3/8/28; d.11/2/91 DeSoto, GA

Joseph J. Echols ALC Dallas, TX b.6/15/1928; d.5/1/1995 Mason, TN Lake Champlain 1954; Yvonne Cooper b.1930

LT Edward E. Eddowes 1325 ENS Midway 1952-3 fm Philadelphia; b.3/29/30; d.9/26/92 Birmingham AL buried in Philadelphia; had a bad crash during carquals on Leyte 1952; Anne

Edward E. Eddowes, Ph.D., received his advanced degree in Experimental Psychology and Foundations in Education from the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1959. Despite the lofty degree, Ed’s first love was airplanes and a great zest for flying. During his tour of active duty with the Navy, he flew Douglas A-1 Skyraiders in the Airborne Early Warning “Guppy” configuration. He later flew the F-4U Corsair and then transitioned to jets with the Naval Reserve in the late ‘50s. The field of experimental psychology in which he excelled was Human Factors and Training. To that end, his interest was always centered on the pilot and his or her ability to fly the airplane effectively and safely. Whether he and his team were developing human performance data for the design of fighter planes at McDonnel Aircraft or later developing better training methods for the Air Force and the Navy, his focus was always the same. It was to teach fighter pilots to be the best. On piloting, he would say, “An effective pilot must know what to look for, where to look for it, and what to do with the information when it is found.” Another memorable quote of his was, “In a tight situation, the pilot who runs out of altitude, airspeed and ideas all at the same time is going to crash.” He dedicated his career to making sure that this would not happen. During the 1960s, he worked to design more efficient aircraft cockpits so that pilots could better perform their missions and survive. In the 1970s and 80s, his focus and work environment changed from hardware to flight training curricula. He was instrumental in advancing new undergraduate aviator training programs and responsible for perfecting data collection systems to evaluate how well young pilots were acquiring their flying skills. The top performance exhibited by both the Air Force and the Navy pilots during the ’91 Gulf War is quiet testimony to his search for training excellence. Ed is survived by his wife, Anne, and two sons, Andy and Scott. He was a member of the EAA, a member of the Human Factors Society, and the Association of Aviation Psychologists.

William E. (Bill) Eddy 161 Burnham Heights Palmyra, NY 14522-9830 315-597-9830 AECS 1959-62 leading chief of VAW-12; Worked for Grumman on retirement on the F-111, then Xerox. 6 bypasses, defibrillated in 2008 d.12/23/2012; Virginia b.103/32; d.12/12/01; Dtrs: Bonnie (Robert) Bergeron & Vickie Patridge

Charles Whitman “Whit” Edens ALC Oriskany 1951 b.7/25/15; d.8/24/07 Knox Co, TN

John E. “Jack” Edinger 137 Autumn Dr Butler, PA 16001-3291 724-282-8310 AM3 Midway 1951; b.12/31/29; d.7/21/2011; Margaret E

 John "Jack" E. Edinger, 81, of Butler passed away 7/21/2011 at Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. b.12/31/1929, in Emlenton, the son of the late John E. and Margaret (Selfridge) Edinger.  Jack retired from Armco, now AK Steel, in 1994 after 34 years. He also worked at Pullman Standard for 10 years.  He served in the National Guard from 1947 to 1950 and in the U.S. Navy from 1950 to 1954 aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Midway. He was a member of the American Legion in Butler.  He loved riding motorcycles in his younger days, raising flowers and was a Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan. He especially enjoyed spending as much time as he could with his grandson, Anthony, who was the apple of his eye. He was loved by all his family and will be missed so terribly much.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret E. Edinger of Butler; a stepdaughter, Jodi Maker Barton and her husband, Tony, of Butler; two stepsons, Jonathan K. Maker of Butler and James V. (Natasha) Maker of Austintown, Ohio; a grandson, Anthony V. Barton; three sisters, Wanda Harding of California, Diana Waldren of New Kensington and Peggy; and three brothers, Harmon Edinger of California, and Ronnie and Ray Parker, both of Connecticut. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Edinger; and a brother, Clark "Moe" Edinger

Greer L. Edminston Coral Sea 1956 2620 Northview Dr SW Roanoke, VA 24015 b.12/28/1906; d.8/16/1993

Francis A. Edmonds CHMACH 1901 58th Av Pensacola, FL 32506 FDR 1953 b.9/1915; d.2002; Agnes S. b.1920; or Agnes H. b.12/21/21; d.3/16/96

LT(jg) Marion R. Edwards NAOC 1961 b.5/31/34; d.1/4/03 Hendersonville, TN

William H. Edwards, Jr. b.6/27/30; d.1/25/01 Albany, NY LT(jg) Coral Sea 1955 from DeKalb & Sycamore, IL; Sally Ann

CDR William Robert Eels, Jr 4008 Arrowhead Point Ct Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757-464-5432 previously 4548 Biscayne Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757-464-5432 CO VAW-123 1970-71 b.1932; d.2015; Ann M. b.1933; Children: Sharon A. b.1959, Donald K

John T. Eggenberger AMSC 1081 Candeleras Dr Las Cruces, NM 88011 505-522-6445 b.5/12/25 Memorial Scholarship named for him USS Midway Foundation; Barbara J.; Dtr: Marion A. Eggenberger CAPT (SC) USN

Glenn Elliott Eggert 11709 E Terra Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85259-5903 480-314-0777 ENS Independence 1961 Northwest Airlines Captain b.2/14/39; d.4/7/2015 cancer; Joan Wilhelmina b.8/29/43; d.5/11/06; Son: Ian

Eric R. Ekelund, Jr 149 Wading Bird Cir Naples, FL 34110-9220 Forrestal Apr ’64, Essex 1964 AE3 b.1/4/44; d.11/21/02 issued in Conn

LCDR Robert Edward “Bob” Elzey LT Asst O-in-C Forrestal 1964; Forrestal 1965; Saratoga 1966 b.12/27/31; d.2/22/2002 Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem

Alton Frederick Emerson AT2 Essex 1961 b.10/28/38; d.1/9/04 Kissimmee, FL

Richard S. Emery Box 541 Raynham MA 02768 (25 Mill St) 508-822-3256 1954 ATAN Lake Champlain; Bennington explosion cruise AT2 fm Biddeford ME UConn b.1934; d.1/11/2010; Patricia Pickens Emery b.1934; Son: Seth Emery of Manchester MA; Daughter: Anne Badders and her husband Daniel of California

 A graphic artist by trade but his true passion was directing and composing music. He composed, arranged and conducted for the New Acapellas Helmsmen. He also wrote a Folk Mass for the Christ Church in Cincinnati. He wrote and directed "Death In Wallowa Valley," an opera in three acts for St. John's Church in Gloucester in 1994. Upon moving to Brooksby Village he continued to contribute to the music life within the community

Richard J. Endsley, Sr 214 Raymond Av Brownsville, PA 15417-9591 724-785-9235 AN Essex 1963-4; b.6/25/42; d.9/18/2000; Patricia Christopher Endsley; son: Richard II

Robert W. Engler AD3 1953 b.3/16/34; d.1/3/03 Deming NM; Eldrine K. Engler 2744 Crown Point Ct Las Cruces, NM 88011-5227 575-532-9127

LCDR Ernest C. (Bud) English, Jr. 3125 Waterside Cir Las Vegas, NV 89117-2275 702-869-6209 LT(jg) Saipan 1950, 1953-4 Hornet; carqual FDR 1953 & Coral Sea (first first tour pilot in VC-12) b.1/16/28 Chattanooga; d.1/10/2015 Retired 1970 Aetna Life & Casualty; Eileen Schultz English b.1939


Lt. Commander Ernest C "Bud" English Jr., USN (Ret.), was born on January 16, 1928 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the home of his parents, Ernest and Margaret. Bud was raised in Chattanooga with three siblings. He had two older sisters, Jane and Mary, and one younger brother, Jim. Chattanooga was a great place to grow up, and the pace and charm of the South imprinted deeply in Bud. He remained a southern gentleman all of his life. He chose to serve his nation as soon as he could and joined the Navy in 1946 at age eighteen. His adventures took him great distances from his beloved Tennessee. After graduating from Navy Officer Candidate School, Bud was selected for Navy Flight School—a real honor. He earned the gold wings of a Naval Aviator and flew much of his career, proving his skill as a carrier pilot and leader. He also found time to attend the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Bud served with distinction in the Korean War and Vietnam War and retired in 1970 after nearly 24 years in uniform. Bud began his second career as a safety engineer and supervisor and worked for Aetna over twenty years. His longtime friend and fellow Aetna employee,

 LCDR ERNEST ENGLISH U.S. Navy, Retired Lt. Commander Ernest C. "Bud" English, U.S. Navy (ret.), age 86, of Las Vegas, passed away Jan. 10, 2015. in Las Vegas. Born Jan. 16, 1928 in Chattanooga, Tenn., he lived in Las Vegas for the past 14 years. Mr. English served in the U.S. Navy as a carrier pilot for more than 20 years, retiring in 1970. Following his retirement, he worked as a safety engineer for Aetna until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the American Contract Bridge League, attaining Silver-Life Master, just 300 points under Gold-Life Master. He loved playing Bridge and teaching Bridge on cruise ships. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jane and Mary. He is survived by his wife, of 32 years, Eileen (nee Schultz); children, Judy (Michael) Dawson, JoAnne English, Ernest C. English III. and Debra Lee English; five grandchildren, Thomas, John, Amber, Sierra and Ethan; two great-grandchildren, Fiona and Kipling; and brother, Jim English.

Harold C. English Calhoun, KY AN 1953 8/36; d.11/15/81; Sybal V

Leroy Epps, Jr ATN3 Lake Champlain 1960-1 b.10/30/38; d.3/26/2011 Leavenworth, KS

Herbert L. Erisman FDR 1965 & 1966 Intrepid 1967 b.9/13/47; d.12/25/99 Washington, DC; Chalfont, PA; Son: 215-822-2889

Eugene Ernest Ernst SN 1952 b.10/21/32; d.6/27/08 Cincinnati, OH  

Billy N. Ervin AO1 1951 FDR 1952 b.7/13/24; d.5/4/88 Orange Park, FL (RI)

Stanley H. Essex, Jr 6 Rutherford CT Warwick, RI 02886-2833 401-734-9646 no det VC-12 education dept colon cancer operated 1/12/13; d.4/14/2013 age 82; Carmella C. (Venturino); Son: Stanley

Johnny M. Estes AMAA 1954 b.9/24/33; d.8/15/92 Alabama

Roswell P. Ethridge AVCM 1961-3 Enterprise 1962-3 b.8/12/31; d.9/8/94 Virginia Beach, VA; Helen E

LT(jg) Larry Evans Randolph 1965-6; America 1967 was killed in a general aviation crash that also took his wife and children His aircraft hit some cumulo-granite in the west of Virginia

I was in RVAW-120 when Larry, his pregnant wife (6-8 months), young daughter and a visiting Italian couple (friends they had met in Italy) were killed in a private plane crash.  I am pretty sure that Larry was a LT or LCDR at the time and he was either the RVAW-120 and/or the CAEWW-12 Safety Officer. He was also an E-2 instructor.  Larry was flying a rented single engine plane when it crashed into a W. VA mountain for reasons unknown (The FAA suspected it was overweight and couldn't clear the mountain).  The accident happened on a Friday so no one was aware that they were missing until Monday when he didn't show up at the squadron (He apparently did not file a flight plan).  Capt Sheldon Corner was the Air Wing CO. When it became clear that the aircraft was down, he launched an all-out air search using E-2's.  The aircraft was found and unfortunately there were no survivors.  A few days later there was a memorial service held at NAS Norfolk that was attended by most of the squadron, his parents. in-laws, other family members and friends.  As you can imagine, it was very emotional.  My recollection of Larry was that he was friendly with everyone, had a perpetual smile, was enthusiastic and a hard worker.  I was the schedules officer and he told me more than once to be sure to schedule him to fly a hop if no one else was available.  We, and our wives, were all very upset by the tragedy. 

Peter Michael Evans ADC 1951 b.8/16/1920; d.6/29/03 DC bur Arlington Natl Cem

Vernon T. Evans ATC 3827 Ga Hywy 216 Arlington, GA 39813-3209 229-725-4356 VC-12 1949-52 Coral Sea 1951; Leyte 1950 & 1952; Plankowner; b.1929; b.1/27/29; d.Summerfield, NC 9/14/2012; Mary (deceased); Son: Edward; Dtrs: Carol Leggett (Garry,) & Shay Bush (Lamar.)

Vernon Tanner Evans, 83, formerly of Arlington, Ga., died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at the home of his daughter in Summerfield, NC. Mr. Evans is to be cremated and his ashes will be carried out to sea by the U. S.Navy and scattered. He was a retired U. S. Navy Veteran
Mr. Evans was born January 27, 1929 in Coffee County, Ga. to the late Talmadge Evans and Marie Tanner Evans. After his Navy retirement he moved back to Arlington, Ga. where he was a farmer and rancher. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Carter Evans.
His survivors include 2 daughters: Carol Leggett and husband Garry of Summerfield, NC and Shay Bush and husband Lamar of Watkinsville, Ga. a son, Edward Evans and his wife Trudie of Damascus, Ga

Wm R. Evans Panama City, FL AT Leyte 1951, Oriskany 1951 b.8/26/31; d.2/15/69

Donald Albert Evoy CWO VC-12 1952 b.3/16/17 Penn; d.5/15/87 Mesa, AZ; Mary Emma b.6/12/22; d.3/30/11; Son: Donald A. 1933 Diamond Av Mesa, AZ 85204 480-969-2937

CAPT Leonard Emil Ewoldt Navy Cross b.11/19/1913; d.10/10/2001 Fort Myers, FL 6th CO VAW-12 1957-9; USNA 1937; Navy Cross Lucy


Robert A. “Bob” Faas LT(jg) Forrestal 1962-3 b.7/1/34; d.9/22/90 Wisconsin

Franklin D. Faber 29944 Burton Rd Mechanicsville, MD 20659-2474 AMS2 Forrestal 1962; Essex 1963 b.9/18/40; d.7/25/2005; Jeanette

As I found my mom (Jeanette Faber) already contacted you regarding the passing of my wonderful dad. She told me of his invitation she received. I just personally wanted to thank all of you for serving and protecting our country. My father was very proud of his Navy service. If he were still with us, I am sure he would be there with all of you. I was graciously given the honor, and privilege of keeping his flag. It is proudly displayed along with a letter of gratitude for his service from the White House in my living room for all to see. It will be passed down to my children, and it was with great honor (and sadness) that I received it. I never understood the meaning of our flag so fully and completely until I received one for my father. I just felt compelled to sincerely say thank you for all your sacrifices you all have made to keep our country safe, free, and mighty. With my deepest thanks, Melody A. Harvey (Faber) University at Buffalo 716-645-3761 Ext. 301 Melody Harvey (6/14/08)

LCDR Edward John Fagan 433 Tampico Way Pensacola, FL 32506-6029 850-453-1678 ENS Wasp 1952; LT(jg) FDR 1953 pilot b.6/7/27; d.8/22/2014

LCDR Fagan was born June 7, 1927 in New Haven, Ct. He served his country for 25 years 09 months and 23 days in the U.S. Navy and was honorably retired June 30, 1971. His DD-214 list of awards shows the Air Medal (4th award), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2d award), American Theater Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Medal, European Occupation Medal, Viet Nam Campaign Medal, Viet Nam Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Citation and the Viet Nam Service Award (4 stars).

 Rev. Msgn Dennis G. Falk b.4/2/1930 d.1/10/2001 Boise, ID (Catholic priest) LT(jg) FDR 1951 Son: Dennis J. Falk 69 Pinion Hill PL NE Albuquerque, NM 87122 505-856-6589 b.1938 or 1945 is an attorney Law office-500 4th St Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-848-1800 (now a cardiology office) b.1938 may have been a son; Kathleen Squire b.1948

Bernard Michael Fallon AvElectC CWO 1958; b.7/21/21 Bayonne; 10/29/63 Beverly, NJ Bronze Star

LCDR Nicholas P. Fantasia Electronics Officer LT(jg) Oriskany 1951 b.1918; d.1981 bur Arlington Natl Cem

Jerome W. Farquhar “Spook” AM2 FDR 1953  b.8/27/22; d.6/3/05 McKeesport, PA. Was on Ranger in WWII

James B. M. Farnell PR1 America 1967 b.10/30/33; d.5/2/99 Live Oak, FL

George J. Farrell 8775 20th St Lot 626 Vero Beach, FL 32966-6920 772-226-5184 AT3 1952 Franklin Roosevelt 1953, Antietam car qual d.7/26/2015; Jean C

Gordon C. Farrell AM2 Lake Champlain 1953 b.1/30/28; d.7/8/89 Grenada, MS

Louis T. Farnsworth Windham, ME AK3 1953 b.5/13/1932; d.8/28/94 Sagadahoc, ME 

Norman Dee Fast 7026 Texel Cove Memphis (Bartlett), TN 38133-4876 901-377-7016 b.8/31; d.6/23/2010 ATC Intrepid 1967; Helen Kay

Jerry L. Fauley AMAN 1953 301 E Columbia #48 Newberg, OR 97132-4022 b.1932; d.3/24/2011 prior qaddress Norwalk, CA & Grants Pass, OR; Patricia

Robert W. Feix 77 Lear Dr Coventry, RI 02816 b.1931 AT3 1951 Oriskany; Pauline Y. b.1933; Dtr: Jennifer L. Wheeler 84 Phillips St N Kingstown, RI 02852 401-295-5926 (no reply from her 10/07); Son: Robert R. Feix 18 Sunnyside Dr Westerly, RI 02891-4022 401-322-9280; Dtr: Mary K. 13 Fusaro Av Westerly, RI 02891 401-596-6456

CDR Richard William (Dick) Fenn Box 707 (1115 3rd St) Ozark, AR 72949 479-667-3050 (failed) USNA 48A LT(jg) FDR carqual 1953; 1953 Lake Champlain; At Buaer he was instrumental in development of the E2C b.1/13/1924; d.4/17/2015 in Williamsport, TN; Rosalyn S. b.1929

Carl Wilburn Ferguson 5815 Kenilworth Dr Houston, TX 77033-2107 b.1/4/35 Houston; d.8/16/92 AD3 Coral Sea 1955; Ruth J; Dtr: Cassandra A

John K. Ferguson ABH2 67 Stagecoach Dexter, NM 88230-9538 505-347-2770 AN FDR 1965 & 1966-7 to ADR2 b.3/11/45; d.4/15/11; Virginia (deceased)

 John was born on March 11, 1946 to Kenneth and Susan Axe Ferguson, both have preceded him in death. He was also preceded by his wife, Virginia and one sister, Carolyn. John served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1967. He was a carpenter who built his own house. Before his illness, he liked riding motorcycles and rebuilding V.W. Beetles, and was also a licensed pilot, and refurbished old airplanes. John is survived by his brother Tom Ferguson, a son, Johnny Ferguson of Monroe Michigan, and four other children. Also surviving him is his nephew, Jim Ostrander, who was his caretaker for the last few years of his life. John was also a Great, Great Uncle.

Joseph Ralph Ferrand 1666 18th Av N St Petersburg, FL 33713 ADR2 Randolph 1966 b.10/24/37; d.8/12/97; Margaret S

Anthony J. Ferranti ADRC 61 Glenwood Dr N Kingstown, RI 02852-1425 401-884-5831 Enlisted 1942 on 17th birthday Served in New Caledonia, New Hebrides and Guadalcanal; b.10/13/1925; d.3/23/2011 Plankowner VC-12 1949 Serviced TBM & SNB Oriskany 1951; Intrepid 1956; Valley Forge 10/1947-6/48 & 1958; Outstanding Bluejacket in VAW-12 6/1958; Retired 1963 Equitable Life Ins Co; b.1925; Mary A. (b.1932; married in 1948) son retired from USN

Daniel Ferreira AT1 Bourne, MA Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.4/23/24; d.9/24/2005

Malcolm W. (Jesse) Ferrell 540-710-1690 ADRAN Det 14; Saratoga 1961-2 & 63 b.10/21/37; d.3/7/05 Charleston, WV; Mary Holbrook Ferrell; Dtr: Gloria

John E. Ferris ADC 1952 b.6/3/23; d.9/18/2000 Middlesex Co, MA

Russell N. Fifield 210 Leeds Rd Chestertown, MD 21620 b.1929 Leyte 1951; b.10/9/29; d.6/8/2013; Joyce; son Christopher N. Sanford, NC b.1966

Russell N. Fifield, 83, of Chestertown, MD, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Queen Anne Hospice in Centreville, MD. Mr. Fifield was born in Denton, MD October 9, 1929, to the late Raymond N. Fifield and Mildred Fluharty Fifield. His first wife, Judith G. Fifield, died August 28, 1990.
Mr. Fifield was a U.S. Navy veteran. He then worked at Heron Point in Maintenance for many years, and worked in Maintenance at the Kent County Court House until he recently retired.
Mr. Fifield is survived by his wife, Joyce Fifield, of Chestertown; one son, Christopher N. Fifield and his wife, Ailsa of Sanford, NC; a daughter, Kimberly G. Fifield of Abilene, TX; two stepdaughters, Andrea Shellhammer and Sherrie Pinder, both of Chestertown; three grandchildren: Evan, Ashley, and Andrea; one great grandchild, Kayden; and a niece and nephew, Susan Coleman and Mike Slaughter

Donald Ihley Finch, Sr AMSC 4543 Craigmont Dr Memphis, TN 38128-6520 901-386-3049 USS Sangamon 1949; Coral Sea 1950, 1951 1952 b.7/27/20 Brooklyn; d.2/6/13; Annie V.; Son: DIF, Jr Hawwarden, TN b.11/8/39; d.9/7/3003 Apache Junction, AZ

James Gilreath Finch AVCM Quantico, VA AT1-ATC America 1966-7 b.9/15/37; d.7/22/93

Carl Ernest Finkbeiner 9925 Echo Valley Ct Little Rock, AR 72227-2115 501-227-0756 Coral Sea 1956 b.12/4/36; d.5/7/2016; Carolyn (Yates) also deceased

Carl Ernest Finkbeiner, 79, died peacefully at his home in Little Rock, on May 7, 2016. He was born on December 4, 1936, the son of Ernest and Beta Morhle Finkbeiner of North Little Rock. Carl joined the Navy after graduating from North Little Rock High in 1955. After completing his enlistment, he returned to North Little Rock and continued his education at LRU and Pulaski Tech. He joined his father in the operation of the SWEDEN CRÈME at 15th and Main in Little Rock, and after acquiring his father's interest continued to operate it until his retirement. He and his wife, Carolyn, also engaged in other enterprises and managed multiple properties during their active business careers. Carl is predeceased by his parents and his wife Carolyn Yates Finkbeiner. He is survived by his sisters Erika Wann of Houston, Texas, Betty Dinwiddie of Little Rock, Carolyn Shepherd of Sheridan, Ark

James L. Finn ATW3-ATR2 Randolph & FDR 1965 b.1945; d.9/5/77 Lawrence, MA

CAPT Benjamin L. Fish 12 Old Oak Rd Mickelton, NJ 08056 856-423-6929 LT NAO(C) Forrestal 1966; first a blimp pilot; CO VAW-125 1973-4 b.1934; d.3/9/2012; Nancy (Corson) Fish

 Captain Benjamin L. Fish Jr. (U.S.N. Ret.) age 78 years of Mickleton died Friday March 9, 2012 in Underwood Memorial Hospital, Woodbury surrounded by his family and friends. Capt. Fish was born in Swedesboro and raised in Paulsboro. He was a 1951 graduate of Paulsboro High School and he attended and graduated from Rutgers University. In 1955 he was sworn into the U.S. Navy in Philadelphia after winning his Naval Flight Officers Wings. Captain Fish enjoyed a distinguished career in the Navy serving in both the United States and abroad. After three years as Commanding Officer Naval Station Philadelphia, he retired from active duty in 1983. He continued to serve the Navy as Manager of the Philadelphia Branch of the Naval Federal Credit Union, retiring in 1995. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Nancy Fish (nee Corson) of Mickleton; devoted father to Daniel and Olga Fish of Madison, Wisconsin, Julie and David Zlogar of Chester Springs, PA, David and Marianne Fish of Avondale, PA

Frank H. Fisher AN 1952 Tarawa 1953, Randolph 1954 (friend of Lampe) b.6/27/31; d.2/18/06 Oak Lawn, IL

Raymond F. Fisher AMAN 1952 b.5/26/34; d.3/15/02 Knoxville, TN

David G. “Fitz” Fitzgerald AE3 fm NYC area Forrestal 1962; Randolph 1962-3 809 Fairport Ct Raleigh, NC 27613 919-844-1495 b.11/22/40; d.4/27/2000 liver cancer; Maria He married when he was in Rota, Spain later and left the navy

William  D. Fitzgerald ATAN 1953 Evadale, TX b.1934; d.5/29/2015; Vada;  son:  Michael Fitzgerald of Mauriceville; daughter Sherri Fitzgerald of Beaumont; brother Bobbylee Fitzgerald of Houston; sisters Johna Ruth Dunbar of Silsbee, Ouida Payne of Silsbee, Faye Dominy of Silsbee, and Debbie Hatton of Spurger.  

Ronald W. Flanigan 290 E Hoffman Rd Metamora, IL 61548 309-822-8412 SN Forrestal 1961 worked for Pabst Brewing Co; Fire Chief for Germantown Hills, IL b.5/26/41; d.7/22/13; Gloria J. (Thurman)

CDR William V. Fleitz 5304 Macomb Ct Woodbridge, VA 22193 b.10/4/1929; d.9/1/2006; preceded in death by his first wife, Claire Fleitz; one sister Mary Jackson; and one brother James Fleitz. He is survived by his wife Clara Thieling Fleitz; his children Colleen Sellers (John Berry), William V. Fleitz III (Lilia), Patrick Fleitz (Teresa), Ellen Ontko (John), Michelle Fleitz (Seth Milder); two stepchildren Heather Townley and Laura Mugnolo (Craig); five granchildren Robert Fleitz, Claire Fleitz, Carl Fleitz, Dennis Fleitz, and William V. Fleitz IV; three stepgrandchildren B.J. Townley, Lydia Mugnolo, and Morgan Mugnolo

Thomas H. Flentje Mishicot, WI ATAN Boxer 1953 b.5/2/34; d.7/14/02

Leo H. Fletcher AMAN Wright 1951 b.5/23/1931; d.10/19/87 Sacramento, CA; father same name in N Kingstown, RI b.10/20/14; d./1/21/97

John W. Fluke ATC to ENS 1960 Independence 1959-60; b.7/3/31; d.3/21/01 Kissimmee, FL Commissioned at the same time as Ed Harmon and sworn in by Captain J. C. Lawrence  

Russell Edwin Fogg 14121 Laurel Creek Dr Orlando, FL 32828-7231 407-306-0391 AE3 1951-55 b.1930; d.8/3/2015 at Pendleton Health & Rehab Center, Mystic, CT, fm Portsmouth, NH & Eliot, ME; Barbara L.; Son: David of Newport, RI

Robert T. Fogle AM3 1952 b.6/24/30; d.12/31/08 Casa Grande, AZ bur Abraham Lincoln Cem Elwood, IL; Helen Marie (Benson) Fogle; Sons: Robert, Charles, William, Timothy; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren

LCDR Robert Leroy Foltz O-in-C Forrestal 1964 Became VAW-123 b.5/10/25 Decorah, IA; d.8/14/2001 Denver; Annalee Foltz b.1925; d.2010

Charles Buford Fondaw 2324 Park Dr Paducah, KY 42001 270-441-7678 AD1 1951-1954 Midway 1952 b.2/9/1923; d.1/27/77; Patsy R. b.1931

Albert Paul Fontaine ADC 9824 Hermosillo Dr New Port Richey, FL 34655-1297 727-376-6098 Essex 1958; b.1921; d.3/7/2013; Ida K; Dtr: Yetta M. Fontaine-Miller Lake Shore Blvd Jacksonville, FL 

CDR Eugene R. Forsht 70 Stone Ridge Dr East Greenwich, RI 02818-1612 LCDR 1953-5 Maintenance officer; Joined the navy as seaman in 1937; Last duty was with C-130s in Antarctica; WWII served on Ticonderoga with Hellcat squadrons WWII Victory MedalU.S. Antarctic Expedition Medal d.8/15/2006; Ida R

Orville L. Forbes AM3 VC-12 1952-4 4 b.2/14/1930 Maxwell, NE; d.5/3/2003 San Diego

Bobby Spencer Forester ADAN 1953 b.1/1/33; d.12/5/79 Fort Lauderdale, FL

Carl A. Formagioni ACMM 69 Glenview Dr Bristol, CT 06010-3048 860-582-3897 ADC line chief 1950 b.6/28/16; d.10/15/08; Laura Mae b.6/14/19; d.10/19/93 both bur Hartford, CT

Robert K. Forsgren AM3 1953 b.12/2/31; d.10/8/95 Forest Park, IL

CDR William Drummond Forsyth LT(jg) USN 1310 Saipan 1950 USNA 1946 b.7/3/23; d.9/15/83 Buffalo, NY

Tyrus R. Fortney ADC 1953 6/24/1929; d.12/86 Ypsilanti, MI

Paul Morris Foster AE1 Hornet 1955; b.8/9/24; d.8/10/98 in San Diego; Bur in NM. He had been in the squadron of The Truculent Turtle (P2V) when it flew from Perth, Australia to NAS Port Columbus Ohio Sept 29, 1946. Pilot CDR Tom Davies, CDR Gene Rankin, CDR Walter R. Reid, LCDR Roy Tabeling; Marilyn

An educator for 35 years including teaching at Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach. He was a WWII Navy Veteran and served in the Pacific Theatre. Survived by wife Marilyn, 7 children including, William James Foster, Joseph Michael O'Neil, Kelli Anne O'Neil, all of San Diego, 3 "adopted" sons, Greg Leigh, Bill Carlton both of Chula Vista & Tom Martell of Scottsdale, AZ., 4 sisters, Billie June Farrar, of San Diego, Jacqueline (De) Weinandt, of West Hills, CA., Barbara Frazier of Spring Valley, Inez Foster of La Mesa

Roger Allen Foster 121 Loughlin Rd Binghamton NY 13904-2638 607-775-1951 AMAN 1952 short time; went to VC4 at Atlantic City b.1/12/33; d.7/20/14 Emphysema; Debra Tiffany (companion)

Roland Frederick Foster ADAN 1954 b.10/2/37; d.2/20/02 Richmond, ME

Hugh Baxter Fowler b.6/4/28; d.2/10/05 Corpus Christi, TX AD2 Essex 1960, Forrestal ‘61; Anna Rita Fowler 3922 W River Dr Corpus Christi, TX 78410-5725 361-387-2475

Robert John Fox Forrestal 1961 b.8/21//1942 Pittsburgh; d.7/12/81 Charlotte, NC; Cecelia Ann (Waydo)  

Donald G. Foxworth 1029 Balsam Dr Lexington, KY 40504-3242 859-278-7729 APR 1957 Saratoga b.6/22/38; d.3/29/06; Son: Gary Foxworth, who lives across the street & is public relations coordinator for UKY football:

Salvatore A. Fragiglio 71 Cuba Av Staten Island, NY 10306-4907 AE3 America 1966-7; b.9/14/45; d.2/15/93; Josephine A

Eugene J. "Fragile" Fraley Valley Forge 1958 AMS2 b.11/15/1936; d.3/20/04 St Clair, MI 

Fred A. Frame 51 Montclair Dr Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1626 618-397-7697 AT2 Coral Sea 1955 Later US Steel; d.11/2004;  Son, David, My father had been diagnosed with cancer in early November of 2003 He had a bit of a remission up until early November of this year when it really came back with a vengeance As a result he became a HOSPICE patient and d.11/24/04, just a few days after receiving your letter

James H. Francis 2644 Grande Camino Walnut Creek, CA 94598-3509 925-946-9640 SN 1953; b.9/21/1936; d.9/30/01 Missouri; m.Mary Lou (Sullivan) 1963 in San Francisco

Raymond Earl Francis 1437 Manorway St Tyler, TX 75702 b.8/23/1937; d.12/7/09 Tyler, TX AZ2 America 1966-7; Delois b.1933

Henry P. (Squeak) Frandsen 7436 Somerset Rd Knoxville, TN 37909 865-693-1094 LT(jg) 1953-1956 Randolph 1954-5 Math professor U. Tenn d.9/6//2012 Cancer; Jean; Children: Peter, Karen, Wendy

Henry M. Frank AT1 Wasp 1966 b.11/16/29; d.2/7/97 Virginia Beach, VA; Betty J. Frank 533 River Reach Virginia Beach, VA 23452-8014 757-631-1874

Robert Harris Frank Mechanicsburg, PA AT2 1952 b.11/27/28; d.6/5/2008; Dorothy E

Lauren L. Frazier AMS2 Essex 1966 b.3/21/35; d.5/13/96; Beverly B. b.1940 14105 Willow Grove Ct Louisville, KY 40245 502-245-3687

Frank J. Frederick 3900 Yorktowne Blvd Apt 3106 Port Orange, FL 32129-6062 386-761-6229 LT(jg) Never in VAW-12; Survived the crash Forrestal VAW-123; Did an insurance agency after the navy; b.11/20/43; d.7/5/2014; Carole J

 (Operations Officer), LCDR James Leo Delaney (Maintenance Officer), LTJG Howard Booth Rutledge (Personnel Officer), LTJG Frank J. Frederick (Asst. Maintenance Officer), and AT1 David E. Carpenter (Avionics Dept). The flight was routine. All aircraft recovered as usual until the VAW-123 E-2A, which was the last plane to recover. The aircraft boltered and went off the angled deck and into the water, nose first. When it hit the water, the aircraft flipped over onto its back, breaking its radar dome off and sank within minutes. The dome floated and was recovered. Immediately, helicopters moved into the area for search and rescue operations. AT1 David E. Carpenter and LTJG Frank J. Frederick were rescued without serious injury. Lost at sea were LCDR Wright, LCDR Delaney, and LTJG Rutledge

William George Freeborn ATC 452 Milksick Cove Rd Candler, NC 28715 828-667-8887 from 855 Anthony Rd Portsmouth, RI 02871-5633 401-683-9173 with Daniel; AD2 VC-12 1950 Tarawa 1951 b.10/29/1925 Fall River, MA; d.2013; North Kingstown; Myrtle Elaine b.6/15/1927; d.12/5/2011

Daniel Wayne Frentz 1300 Alstott Rd Howell, MI 48843-7816 SN 1954 b.4/22/1932; d.6/1995; Debra Ann (Lavigne) & Beverly Lynn (Pritchard); Children: Damian Christopher Frentz (by Debra) & Valerie Lynn (by Beverly)

Harold D. Friend AN 1950 AD3 Leyte 1952-3; b.6/30/29 OH; d.2/4/66 Los Angeles; Son: HDF, Jr 7045 N 57th Place Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-3405; Karen S. “Stevie”

LT A. (Arlin) E.W. Fritz 1951 First NFO in the squadron Bon Homme Richard 1952 Left the navy and worked for Lockheed  d.5/22/00; Widow in Bothell, WA 425-481-6947

LT(jg) Paul Robert Fruen, MD 4101 E Baseline Rd #78 Gilbert, AZ 85234 480-636-7994 NAOC 1953-5 Midway world cruise Later fertilizer business in Hatfield, MN Then medical school and practice of Pediatrics in St Paul b.1/1929; d.4/23/2006 after an MI; stepson: Christopher Kellner; Candy

John Henry Fuchsius Stockton & Lodi, CA Midway 1950 d.12/29/2012  

 Elizabeth Faye Fuchsius, 88, died Christmas Day, December 25, 2012 at Lodi Memorial with her family by her side.
John Henry Fuchsius, 85, died December 29, 2012, peacefully in his sleep at their home in Stockton.
Elizabeth, known to all as Faye, born in OK, to Earl and Bianca Risch, was the 2nd youngest of 6 children. Nearly a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi, an international philanthropic women's sorority; she held every officer role there was. In addition, she was very committed to the Blue Irises/Elks, where she took an active role in the organization/planning of numerous social functions. Faye, a proud matriarch, adored and boasted about her ever growing family.
John, born in NY, to Harry and Lillian Fuchsius, was the youngest of 2 sons. Retiring from the Navy in 1965, his 20 plus year career included several medals/commendations as well as serving as a Helicopter Crew Chief in WWII. John was very committed to both the Moose and Elks Lodges, even holding distinguished officer positions. A devoted husband, John dedicated the last years of their lives together caring for Faye, the love of his life.
John and Faye, married in 1981, spent over 30 years together travelling the world and celebrating life with friends and family. They both were generous in the donation of their time, energy and money. A close friend said that if you were lucky enough to be a friend of John and Faye, you were a friend for life and they would never let you down.
They are survived by daughters Sherry (Kurt) Ziebarth and Glenyss (Chuck) Nelson; grandchildren Angie, Jason, Trisha and Tracy; and great grandchildren Dylan, Avery, Mirabella and Aubrey.
Green, T. B.

LCDR Vernon Merl Fueston, Jr Edenton, NC ATC 1951 b.2/16/1925 IL; d.1/2/15; Deb (Stokley) Fueston; Sons: VMF, III 100 Manor Rd Edenton, NC 27932-9221 252-482-3368& John Scott Fueston (Kathleen) Salt Lake City, UT b.1960 

Vernon Merl Fueston Jr., LCDR, US Navy, Retired 89, of 100 Manor Road, Edenton, N.C., died Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 in his home.
Mr. Fueston was born in Chicago, Ill., on Feb. 16, 1925, son of Vernon M. Sr. and Bernice Grace Robison Fueston, and brother of Beverly Fueston Mette. Enlisting in the Navy at the age of 17, he later qualified for Officer Candidate School, was commissioned, and retired with the rank of lieutenant commander after serving for 29 years.
A veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam, he served on the USS Forrestal, and received many medals and decorations throughout his career. After service, he earned his master's degree in industrial arts and taught exceptional children at Union-Kempsville School in Virginia Beach, Va. He was a member and past branch president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Edenton.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jacquelyn Sellers Fueston, who died on Jan. 2, 1999, and by a son, James Matthew Fueston.
Surviving are his wife, Deb Stokley Fueston; and two sons, Vernon Merl Fueston, III and wife Barbara of Edenton and John Scott Fueston and wife Kathleen of Salt Lake City, Utah. Also surviving is Deb's daughter, Ashley Dillehay and husband Zane of New Orleans, La. Together Vernon and Deb shared six grandsons, Adam Richard Fueston, Ryan Benjamin Fueston and wife Jennifer, Darren Christopher Fueston and wife Cassie, David Pratt Fueston and wife Salina, Bryce Lloyd Fueston, and Kyle Joseph Fueston; and six great-grandchildren, Noah, Cameron, Ariel, Lilly, Skylor, and Caleb

Donald Edward Fugere Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.4/13/17 Iron Mountain, MI; d.1/8/06 Madison, WI; Pauline E. Graven b.1917;  d.1986

CDR James Marion Fulcher CO VAW 124 1976-7 LCDR Pilot Forrestal 1966 1013 10th Av Toms River, NJ 08757 732-240-4916 FAX 732-286-9716; b.9/11/36; d.7/15/2000; Nora Fulcher 2nd wife

Leon F. Fulford AN 1952 b.3/30/32; d.10/30/96 Lisbon, NH; Dorothy Fulford Garys Rd Littleton, NH 03561 603-444-1075

Bertis Harold Funk AM1 Coral Sea 1955 b.11/4/1919 Saline, MO; d.2/4/2004 Redding, CA

Nicholas O. Funkhouser 101 58th #317 Manitowoc, WI 54220 Randolph 1966, FDR 1966-7 AT2 b.11/29/48; d.7/10/10 lawyer; Karen B. 7531 Widgeon Way Madison, WI 53717 608-833-3321                                                                                                                                                                         Not Pasadena, MD 21122 410-255-1968 (mother’s home) Was in the “Gator navy”


John F. Gabriel, III ATR2 Essex 1964 b.8/1/38; d.6/26/02 Marysville, WA (TX); Sallie Marie Gober

LCDR John William Gaches, Sr. 3850 N Cross Rd St Augustine, FL 32092 904-810-5738 (pronounces like Gracious) Lt(jg) 1951-1954 BHR 1952 b.1/21/1927 Corsicana, Texas to Daniel and Alice Gaches d.8/27/2005. attended college at the University of Florida and graduated from the US Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA; Marie

William R. Gaddy ADR2 Wasp 1966 b.4/4/1934; d.6/9/05 Montgomery, AL

George H. Gagnon AN plane captain Coral Sea 1955; Forrestal 1957; Saratoga 1958; 11 Charlestown Blvd Narragansett, RI 02882 b.6/1/26; d.12/9/96 Oak Hill, FL interred in NH

Paul E. Gagnon AD3 1953 b.9/21/32; d.10/11/01 Palm Coast, FL (Nashua, NH 03064)

George Gaguras AM3 1951 b.1/5/28; d.10/27/04 Patchogue, NY

Kenneth Eugene Gallant 275 Pleasant St Coalinga, CA 93210 PR2 Essex 1961 b.4/9/1934; d.11/1/06

LCDR James G. “Gerry” Gallagher O-in-C Essex 1966 b.3/22/1927; d.11/8/1975 Virginia (MN)

Everte D. Galligher Crescent City, FL b.1/4/1931; d.2/10/94 AO3 1952; Agnes Louise b.1932

Thomas Leroy Galuska AN Essex 1961 b.1943 (lost); Son: Thomas L. Galuska b.1986 in Henderson, NV 702-564-1156

Floyd J. Galvas ADC 6448 Bollinger Rd San Diego, CA 95129-2960 VC-12 1951-4 AMM2 Saratoga CV-3 1939-42 Leading Chief Tarawa 1953-4 b.4/4/1921 South Bend, IN; d.7/15/2014 Sunnyvale, CA

CHRELE William J. Gamble Mindoro 1951 b.12/20/21; d.10/18/94 Sarasota, FL d/c in PA

Daniel A. Gammon SN 1952 b.10/19/33; d.3/10/01 Deer Park, NY

James W. Gann FDR 1965; CPO 1966-7; WO1 in 1968 b.11/30/33; d.6/25/06 Dixon, MO

Gary R. Gannon AMSAN Randolph 1965 b.2/24/47; d.11/13/01 Las Vegas, NV

LCDR Paul T. “Pappy” Gannon O-in-C FDR det 1950 b.1923 OK

Bruce H. Garabrant ADR3  Levittown, Long Island, NY: Ken & Karen Kaiser’s best man Forrestal 1962 b.11/3/42; d.11/10/97; Contact Bruce R. Garabrant 787 Clocks Blvd Massapequa, NY 11758 516-541-4166 b.1970

Jesus Garcia CPO Intrepid 1960

Thomas Royalton Gardner 801 S Fairview St Santa Ana, CA 92704-2571 714-835-8189 PRAN Forrestal 1964 b.1944; d.2009; Eileen P. (Murphy) Gardner b.1947, m.9/21/73 San Diego; Sons: Andrew thomas, Delbert R, Kendall C; Dtr: Jennifer J

John R. Garnand, Jr ALC FDR 1953 b.4/11/16; d.3/25/89 Marathon, TX

CDR Alan S. Garner 7442 Spring Village Dr Apt 302 Springfield, VA 22150-4449 703-241-2827 LCDR O-in-C Independence 1961 b.1924; Mary H. b.1927; Son: Michael H. Garner same address

 Alan Garner died in Springfield, Virginia of Parkinson's disease on July 26, 2013. He was born in Washington, D.C. on July 7, 1925, to Alan Freeman Garner and Dorothy Seaton Garner. He grew up in Falls Church, Virginia and Attended Western High School and Purdue University. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in the class of 1948A. He earned a Master's Degree in Physics from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1958. He Became a Naval Aviator in 1950 and served in Anti-Submarine Aviation, becoming a Landing Signal Officer. After retiring from the Navy he worked as an individual tax preparer, in Maryland, New Hampshire and Virginia. Alan Garner is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary H. Garner, his son, Michael Garner & wife Susan, his daughter, Cynthia Garner & husband Larry Gregg. His grandchildren are Melinda Garner, Patrick Gregg, Stuart Gregg and Abigail Gregg

Louis Bailey Garrett AT2 Electronics shop 1953 b.9/29/27; d.8/30/98 Durham NC

Don G. Garver, DDS 216 John Pott Dr Williamsburg, VA 23188-6427 757-258-4525 squadron dentist 1956-8; b.4/3/32; d.8/30/05 James City, VA; Barbara

Captain Charles Ford Garrison 3rd CO 1949-1951 fm Middletown, CT b.1/13/11; d.11/10/64 Falls Church, VA   USNA 1933 bur Arlington Natl Cem

Frank A. Gasior Bon Homme Richard 1953 b.1/3/31; d.4/4/95 Coventry, RI

Raymond H. Gaster AD3 1954 b.1/25/33; d.4/23/08 Bailey, NC son: Keith & Bonnie Gaster Bailey, NC 252-235-5377  

John D. Gates 1691 Blanc Ln Cantonment, FL 32533 850-587-3522 PRC 1966 b.10/4/31; d.7/9/94 Milton, FL

Charles T. Gavin, Jr.  Butler, NJ 07405-1961 973-492-0621 AN Hornet 1955 b.8/6/36; d.7/30/03

Henry J. Gawron Muskegon, MI 49442 231-726-3348 b.10/10/29; d.3/11/04 ALS; Joan M

Sammy Kaye Geogianni 1011 Kay Jean Dr Valrico, FL 33594 813-654-1643 ATRAN Saratoga 1962; Det 14 b.1942; d.7/9/2010 leukemia; Faith; Son: Samuel; Dtrs: Michele Boyd, Nicole ShearerRobert C.

Gerber 21 Wentworth Ct Hamburg, NJ 07419-3200 973-827-490 ATW3 1962; b.9/43; d/12/21/2011; Susann

 Robert C. Gerber, 80, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, with family present. Born in Tamaqua, Pa., he had lived in Frankford Township for 30 years. Mr. Gerber was a Korean War veteran, having served in the Navy. After military service, he obtained his education at Penn State and subsequently made his career as an electrical engineer for Bell Laboratories in Whippany, where he developed several components that were used in undersea security systems for the U.S. Navy. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and camping. After his retirement, he lived his dream, farming on a small scale and raising sheep and Angus cattle. He took great pleasure in his retirement life and in his behind-the-scenes support of the Sussex County Horse Show and the efforts to restore Lusscroft Farm. Devoted to his family, Mr. Gerber was predeceased by his late wife, Eleanor Lord Gerber; his parents, Olive M. and Daniel Gerber, and his brother Daniel. His is survived by his wife of 29 years, Susann; and his children, Robert S. Gerber of Budd Lake and his wife, Karin; Richard D. Gerber of Stillwater and his wife, Randi; Diane Trangone of Parsippany and her husband, Russell; and Denise Henry of Hopatcong and her husband, Joseph, as well as seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Burton Henry Gerritsen, Jr 2320 Redbird Ln Hillsborough, NC 27278-0106 AMH3 Saratoga 1966 b.1946; d.2005; Juanita L. Moore; Son: BHG, III d.2008

Anthony Robert Giacalone AN Essex 1961 b.7/20/42; d.7/16/03 CA

Thomas F. Gibbons, Jr. ATC Forrestal 1961-2 b.2/6/27; d.1/1984 in Virginia d/c issued in NY

Gordon Gibbs 1015 Smithfield Lincoln, RI  02865 401-724-9695 AD1 1948-1957 Leyte 1949; Tarawa 1952; Randolph 1957 US Postal service b.12/6/1930; d.8/23/2005; Dtr: Lauri Prescott 10 Crescent Dr Carolina, RI 02812-1128

Arthur J. Gibson AEAN Wasp 1958; AE3 Forrestal 1961-2 26 Ontario Dr Hudson, MA 01749 978-562-8969 d.8/2005; Virginia;  Dtr: Sue Mace

LCDR Charles Russell Gibson 700 S Avenue C Washington, IA 52353-1417 319-653-4210 b.7/24/29; d.7/25/03 1958 LT LDO 2205; Janice A b.1938

Thomas F. Gibson ATCA 1960 b.11/24/36; d.4/24/2004 Longs, SC

Ernest P. Gilbert 561 Village Creek Dr Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-843-7480 cell 401-263-0509 Forrestal 1957; ADR2 Saratoga 1958 Wasp 1959 Saratoga 1961 from Providence, RI; d.4/2012; Teresa

LCDR Glen Giles 155 Davidson Dr #19 Laconia, NH 03246 pilot 1958-60 Lake Champlain 1959-1963 d.6/6/05 cancer; Joy

Virgil L. Giles ADC 1949 Oriskany 1951 b.6/10/18; d.1/13/07 Indianapolis, IN bur in CT; Hazel P.; Dtrs: Judith Krueger Giles Fishers, IN & Lynda Martin  

James H. Gill, Jr. Box 213 (5527 Congress Blvd) Baton Rouge, LA 70898-213 225-926-5381 FAX squeal FDR 1964, Randolph 1965 AA-PO3 b.8/13/1944; d.7/27/2003 Nevada

CAPT Charles Rodgers Gillespie LT(jg) 1953-5 Bennington det 1954 & 1955; survived the fire on the Bennington June 1, 1954 by being on duty on the bridge; Bunkroom incinerated; Later returned POW from Hanoi Hilton; b.2/24/29; d.2/28/89 in crash of target towing Mitsubishi near San Diego while working as a contract pilot for the navy  USNA 1951 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Helen H. Gillespie 1650 Stanley Way Escondido, CA 92026-3601 760-747-2628 b.2/1931

Charles Gillespie Jr., a retired Navy captain who was shot down over Vietnam and spent five and a half years in Hanoi as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese, was killed Tuesday in the crash of a civilian plane. He was 60 years old. Mr. Gillespie, who retired from active duty in June 1983, was flying a turboprop plane for Flight International Inc., a military contractor based in Newport News, Va., when the fatal accident occurred. The crash took place minutes after he finished maneuvers intended to simulate hostile aircraft in war games involving Navy air traffic control students tracking planes from ships. A native of Meridian, Miss., Mr. Gillespie graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1951. He was a pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Coral Sea when his F-4 Phantom jet was shot down over North Vietnam on Oct. 24, 1967. He bailed out and was captured. He spent five and a half years in North Vietnamese prisons before being released on March 17, 1973. In the years after, he sometimes talked about the harsh prison existence before church and civic groups. He is survived by his wife, Helen, a daughter and a son.

Robert C. Gillespie AT3 1953 b.1/1/32; d.1/3/02 Chicago

James Leslie “Gill” Gilliland AM3 b.3/31/26 Gordo, AL; d.11/20/93 Pensacola; Edith

He was a native of Gordo, Ala., and had resided in Pensacola for the past 28 years after retiring from the US Navy. He served his country during WW II and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Gilliland later worked for and retired from the Escambia County School Board.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Gilliland of Pensacola; a daughter, Edna C. Kirksey of Pensacola; his mother, Mary Emma Gilliland of Gordo; five brothers, George Gilliland, Therman Gilliland and Dennis Gilliland, all of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Roscoe Gilliland of Gordo and Dan Gilliland of Columbus, Miss.; three sisters, Irma Quaries of Tuscaloosa, Jearidine Carver, and Opallene Elmore, both of Gordo, four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren 

Richard E. Gilliland, Jr. 2655 Ben Joyce Rd Kernersville, NC 27284 AN Forrestal 1964, Saratoga 1966 b.1/3/46; d.4/30/2006; Virginia

Francis H. Gilroy, Sr 23 Cortelyou Rd Merrick, NY 11566-3725 516-379-5409 (Charles T. Gilroy’s home) AT3 Ticonderoga 1955 b.1932; d.10/3/2015; Jane Irene b.1935; Sons: Francis H. Gilroy II Chelmsford, MA, Arthur H. (Alex), Lawrence C, Charles T.; Dtr: Barbara Jean

Gerard F. Gilroy AL1 Leyte 1951 b.1/14/24; d.8/1982 Rumford, RI

Robert J. Gingras VC-12 1948-50 plankowner b.11/1/26; d.8/28/2000

Leroy Henry Girompiny Intrepid 1955 b.3/1/22; d.8/27/96 Barstow, CA

Billie Gene Givens Jackson, TN ATRAN Essex 1964, ATR3 Randolph 1966; b.1944; d.2005; Virginia M.; Children: Mark D. & Sara Marjorie

Doyle N. Glass 4700 Calendula Av Middleburg, FL 32068-5410 904-282-3594 b.7/14/1929; d.11/25/10 AD2 Independence 1960-1; Barbara P

 Jimmy Gleerup AT2 Oriskany 1951; b.2/29; d.7/1985 Los Angeles

William E. Gleerup Oriskany 1951 b.2/18/31; d.9/3/94 Big Bear City, CA brothers

Edward J. Glennon CPO b.3/1/28; d.4/14/2012; Marguerite (Groves); Sons: Edward J. III Eugene, OR & Jeffrey Gales Ferry, CT 

GALES FERRY – Edward J. Glennon, 84, died Saturday at L & M Hospital in New London. He was born on March 1, 1928 in Boston, MA to the late Edward J and Anna (Mullen). Edward was married on Sept. 5, 1953 in Malden, MA to the late Marguerite (Groves) who predeceased him on May 18, 2001. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served honorably during WWII, Korea and Vietnam until he retired with the rate of Chief Petty Officer. Edward then served many years as a Ship Safety Superintendent at E.B. in Groton until his retirement. He enjoyed his work and animals. Ed is survived by his sons: Edward J. Glennon, III and his wife Michelle of Eugene, OR & Jeffrey of Gales Ferry, CT

Ernest W. Glover 3637 Amherst St Norfolk, VA 23513-4034 757-853-0314 AT1 Randolph 1966; b.12/30/37; d.7/1/01; Evelyn

Frank E. Glover ADRCA 11201 El Mirage Dr El Mirage, AZ Randolph 1963, Saratoga 1962-3 b.1/23/1927 d.9/14/04 or b.2/10/29; d.1/16/93 Buckingham, VA

John Ronald Goehl AN Essex 1961 b.9/15/41; d.3/1999 Illinois

Nelson W. Goff, Jr 4511 48th Av Ocala, FL 34474 (Brentwood Senior Living) 352-873-1481 from Newcastle, DE AN 1953 b.1/13/1931; d/9/28/2015; Marion Lorene (Press) b.8/29/31; d.5/1/99; 4 sons 6383 SW 84th St Ocala 34476-6056

 Nelson W. Goff, Jr., 84 passed away on September 28, 2015 in Ocala, FL. He was born in Ashland, DE on January 13, 1931. Nelson was raised in Mt. Cuba, DE area. He was a truck driver most of his life and also worked for the DuPont Corp. He was a US Navy Veteran during the Korean War. He moved to Ocala in 1992 from Wilmington, DE. Nelson is preceded in death by his loving wife Marion Press Goff of 49 years and a son: Kenneth. He is survived by three sons: Gary Goff and wife Mary Ann of Wildwood Crest, NJ; Lawrence Goff and wife Deborah of Hockessin, DE: Richard Goff and wife Susan of Glenwood, MD. Two sisters: Louise of FL and Patricia of DE. Seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank his friends and the excellent staff at Brentwood Senior living facility. 

Verner E. Goff, Jr. AT3 Ticonderoga 1953; Intrepid 1955 b.6/23/34; d.11/15/97 Ohio

Michael E. Golden Wichita, KS FDR 1964, Randolph 1965 b.8/17/36; d.2/8/02 career USN sailor, Gravestone in Hebrew

CDR Arthur Lloyd Goodall 6760 Elmview Dr Apt 201 Rockford, MI 49341 616-874-7682 O-in-C Saratoga 1958  b.1924; d.11/8/2011 Grand Rapids; emigrated from Canada, served in USN in WWII, did woodworking and drove school bus; Leora b.1926; d.2/1/2010; Granddaughter: Christine May (Goodwin) Deering  Belding, MI b.1966

CAPT Niles R. (Whitey) Gooding, Jr. 369 Waughs Ferry Rd Amherst, VA 24521-3251 434-946-5878 cell 434-660-1371 Duck, NC Beach cottage spring & fall LT 1954-1956 Randolph 1958; XO VA-115; CO VA-145 Swordsmen; Commodore Commander Training airwing 1, Meridian, MS Silver star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished flying Cross, Air Medal x9; Navy & Marine Corps Commendation medal x2 Legion of MeritDistinguished Flying Cross Tufts (magna cum laude) b.5/28/28; d.1/18/2013 pneumonia; Bonnie

LCDR R.(n) Gordon O-in-C Midway 1955

Winfield James Gordon, Sr JOCS 1952 AD2 b.10/18/26; d.3/1/02 San Diego

LT(jg) Douglas Keith Goss Bennington 1956 b.2/6/34; d.12/4/02 Denver, CO  attorney; former wife: Georgia B. Goss fm Bangor, ME d.8/08; Dtr: Kristin A. Goss 26 S Abington St Arlington, VA 22204; Son: David Goss

 Douglas Keith Goss was born in Grand Junction on February 6, 1934 to Morgan Stuart and Rose (Pritchard) Goss.
Mr. Goss received a B.S. in Business Management from University of Colorado in 1960 and a J.D. from University of Michigan in 1963. He was admitted to the Colorado Bar in September of 1963 and practiced law until the day he died.
Mr. Goss served in the Navy from 1953-1958 as a carrier pilot, and saw the world - Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, and many other places. He flew a radar plane that tracked the Chinese response to American sorties in their air space. He nearly perished a couple of times; once when his engine stalled and another when an Air Force plane nearly collided with his plane. After leaving active duty, Mr. Goss entered naval intelligence as a reserve officer.
Mr. Goss had a strong faith in God, and followed the Lord's mandates of unselfish love and truth to self and others. He was a charitable, generous man and active in the community. He served 22 years on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Skating Club, serving as vice-president for six consecutive terms from 1980-1986, and as president for the 1986-1987 term. Prior to 1980, he was president of the Alpine Skating Club, and was instrumental in the organization of the Mile High Figure Skating Association, serving on its Board of Directors as well. He was also active in the Colorado branch of the National Kidney Foundation.
Mr. Goss is survived by his former wife, Georgia Goss, of Bangor, Maine; his daughter, Kristin Goss, and son-in-law, Grant Williams, of Arlington, Virginia; his son, David, and daughter-in-law, Heather, and their children, Kaela Rose Goss and Brenna Eileen Goss, of Clarendon Hills, Illinois; his brother William Goss and sister-in-law Wanda Goss, of Grand Junction; his brother Richard Goss and sister-in-law Shirley Goss, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; his sister Zeta Graham, of Gunnison, Colorado; and his sister Betty Shearer and brother-in-law Jack Shearer of Glendive, Montana.

Darrell Anthony Goth Appleton City, (Germantown) MO AN Essex 1966 b.8/26/48; d.3/26/1990

Howard Gould b.7/15/16; d.6/3/97 Arkport, NY

Anthony J. Graczyuk AA 1954 b.4/14/1936; d.4/1987

Lexfred D. Graham ADC 1951 b.3/2/16; d.4/6/98 Camarillo, CA

Henry A. Grams AE1 Forrestal 1961 b.11/18/1938; d.5/1981 WI

Charles J. Granderson SD2 Hornet 1955; Wasp 1958 b.8/3/21; d.2/13/96 Annapolis, MD

Daniel Clayton Grant 4149 Nicholas Mews Salisbury, MD 21804-2536 410-742-0588 LT(jg) Enterprise 1964; Essex 1964; Forrestal 1962-3 b.12/31/1937; d.10/16/05 U. Delaware; Elizabeth M

William A. (Bill) Grant Dayton, OH Tarawa 1953 b.9/4/1929; d.2/8/2003 Gomer, OH

LT(jg) Frank Grantham (Skull)) LDO Lake Champlain 1961 radar specialist 4675 Folsom Dr Beaumont, TX 77706 409-892-1562 was San Diego aviation navy per wife at radar person on carrier in 1955 She insists he was not us I bet she’s wrong and he was us

Alex G. Grappe ADAN Oriskany 1951; FDR 1952 & 3 b.1930 Louisiana; Sister: Mildred “Millie” A. 4318 Ferncliff Av Midland, TX 79707 432-689-4409

Kenneth W. Gray ATCM (E-8) ATR2 Essex 1967 b.4/3/40; d.8/6/03 Conroe, TX

CDR Rollin E. “Red” Gray 2982 E Glengarry Rd Memphis, TN 38128 901-358-6421 LCDR O-in-C FDR 1951-3; O-in-C Wasp 1953 b.7/7/21; d.1/16/06; Peggy

Joseph J. Grech 1613 Sunnybrook Ct Columbia, SC 29212 803-781-1902 b.12/4/36; d.6/26/1985; Dtr: Janeece Renegar Grech 1125 Sanset Pl Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 843-216-6138 843-971-5380  b.1960

Michael A. “Mike” Greco AM2 Long Island, NY Midway 1952 AE1 b.6/12/25; d.11/30/82 bur Calverton Natl Cem

Clyde M. Green AD3 1953 b.9/10/31; d.12/25/2002 Cheyenne, OK

Edward Jesse Green AMS 1993 Leeward Dr Deltona, FL 32738-6605 Lake Champ 1958, Intrepid 1959-60, & Saratoga 1960 b.11/25/38; d.6/3/2010; Patricia E

Ellis Green AT1 Northbrook, IL 1952 Ditched with ENS Matthews b.11/16/28; d.10/1/77

Jackie L. Green (Jack) AT3 Essex 1958 b.4/25/37; d.6/93 St Marys, GA

Samuel S. Greenberg Delray Beach, FL 33484-5070 561-496-0773 b.9/30/26; d.3/86 AMAN 1953; Sheryl L. Greenberg 434 Piedmont J Delray Beach, FL 33484-5070 561-496-0772 c Barbara S. Shmerelson

Dana Melvin Greenleaf AMS1 1051 S Camino de Alegre Wickenburg, AZ 85390-4304 775-322-1973 AA Wasp 1960; Saratoga 1959; Intrepid 60-61 became an air controller; DAV chief in Nevada; Mechanical engineer, plumbing contractor b.2/12/39; d.12/21/2015 Pancreas cancer bur in Augusta, Maine; Nelva C

LT William F. Greene 1953-5 15 Orlando Av Pittsfield, MA b.9/15/27; d.4/20/98 & son same name/address b.11/53

Lyle R. Greenman Leyte 1950-1 b.3/9/29; d.8/4/00 in Sebring, FL issued d/c in NY

CDR Joseph Pius Gregonis b.8/13/22; d.8/26/96; Widow: 7456 Klondike Rd Pensacola, FL 32526-4319 850-944-0624; family: 6148 Evans Valley Loop Rd NE Silverton, OR 97381 503-873-4582 Randolph 1958

Eugene Bruce Gregory 11364 Evans Trl Beltsville, MD 20705 301-937-1961 & Lake Worth, FL AE1 1951 b.1928 Raleigh, NC; d.2012; m. 1948 Ruby Lee (Liles) b.7/1/1932; d.11/28/55 VaBch, VA

Normand H. Grenier Woonsocket, RI b.10/7/26; d.9/4/83 maybe

Clair Vernon Grieve AT1 Independence 1962 b.8/28/23; d.7/1978 Orange Park, FL

Charles R. Griffaton 172 Silverleaf Ln Islandia, NY 11749-1607 631-234-8666 AT3 Saratoga 1960-1 b.11/19/35; d.2/26/2012; Marilyn

Robert Gordon Griggs Stuart, FL b.9/6/34; d.106/2014 AA 1952; Susan; Dtrs: Kerry, Heather Reed, Linda Hery; Son: Sean (Celine)

George Grigoras Midway 1952 b.2/2/30; d.10/10/09 Chicago

Robert R. Grigsby, III AMS3 Randolph 1965 & 1966 b.9/2/44; d.5/3/06 family farm Springfield, IL; Son: Robert R. IV 6337 Flourville Rd Gray, TN 37615 423-610-0924 

LT(jg) John J. Grimes Coral Sea 1956 b.3/5/33; d.7/26/87 interred in Pound Ridge, NY; Claire

Thomas J. Grimes AT3 1953 b.2/24/33; d.6/14/88 Wimberley, TX

Marvin R. Grimstead Norfolk, VA & Moyoc, NC AD3 FDR 1951 & 3 b.11/2/30; d.12/1987; Blandina A; Son: Timothy L. Grimstead 120 Dolphin St Moyoc, NC 27958-9392 252-232-2070 b.1978; Rachal N

Frank Grogan ATC 1952 b.8/9/21; d.4/27/2001 Dallas, GA

James E. Grogan 162 Quail Ridge Dr Mooresville, NC 28117 704-663-5449 AD3 1953 Ticonderoga; 1953 Lake Champlain 1954 b.11/28/27; d.12/15/2006; Dorothy

Kenneth J. Groncki 5138 Beck Ln Scottsdale, AZ 602—923-1936 fm 26710 Hass St Dearborn Heights, MI b.2/28/45; d.3/3/2013 Saratoga 1964-5; Charlotte b.1948; Dtr: Deanna b.1969

John Carl Grossglass ATC 539 Sandpiper Bay Dr SW Sunset Beach, NC 28468 910-575-7775 b.7/14/1937; 10/21/2012 AT1 1964; Janet

 John Carl Grossglass, 75, of Sunset Beach and formerly of Cranberry Township, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.
He was born July 14, 1937, a son of the late James and Catherine Trella Grossglass, in Monaca, Pa.
He served 20 years in the United States Navy and was employed for 26 years by the United States Postal Service in Warrendale, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his step-son, James William Cutbush.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Grossglass; step-son John Cutbush and wife Flor of Morelia, Mexico; step-daughter Judith Knechtel and husband Joe of Winchester, Va.; a son, James Grossglass of LaConner, Wash.; son John Grossglass and wife Barb of LaConner, Wash.; and daughter Kim Murphy and husband Pat of Anacortes, Wash

Robert F. Grover AT3 1954 b.9/16/33; d.9/4/1999 Huntsville, TX

Joseph P. Guarnera AN 1952 b.3/9/33; d.5/5/2010 Kannapolis, NC

Francis E. "Jerry" Guillemin 57 Young St East Hampton, CT 06424-1843 860-267-9976 AM2 FDR 1953; Lake Champlain 1954-5 Hip surgery 2/05; b.5/22/33; d.5/13/2010 dementia; Frances M. (Price) Guillemin

 He was born May 22, 1933 in North Haledon, NJ to the late Francis Michael and Lillian Marie (Howard) Guillemin. He would have celebrated his seventy-seventh birthday during the week following his death.

He graduated from Hawthorne HS, NJ, in 1951, before enlisting in the US Navy in early 1952. His major duty stations were aboard the aircraft carriers, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, and USS Lake Champlain, as well as the Quonset Point RI Naval Air Station. After his Honorable discharge, he worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford, in Experimental Sheet Metal and Pattern Shop. He retired from P&W in October 1992.
"Jerry" is survived by his wife of over fifty-four years, Frances M. (Price) Guillemin. He leaves two children and their spouses, daughter Kimberly Ann and Helmut Hanelt of South Glastonbury, and Kyle Martin and Kimberly (Bergeron) of East Hampton. His four beloved grandchildren will forever miss their Grampa- Alexander Francis Hanelt of South Glastonbury, and Joshua Albert, Jacqueline Ann, and Josephine Annette Guillemin of East Hampton. He is survived by a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Gayle and John Babitz of Wayne, NJ, and two sisters-in-law, Carole Guillemin of VA, and Carole Price of FL. He leaves three aunts, one uncle, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother Roy W. Guillemin, and an infant grandson Erich Michael Hanelt

LT Stephen Gumber 1952 b.5/26/1919; d.1/1987 Columbus, OH; Phyllis M. Gumber b.9/28/24; d.2/1994

He lived around Cleveland. I hitched a ride to Cleveland with him one time in the winter in a TBM. He ran a tank dry over the mountains of PA and laughed about it. I almost went out the hatch, due to his reputation. (I had read the accident report) At one time prior to that trip, he had taken 3 passengers from Quonset, back to Ohio and on the way back to Q he had bailed out over the Mountains in PA. The plane had crashed (good landing) but all 3 crew were killed from massive skull fractures inflicted by practice bombs coming forward from rear bulkhead in radio compartment. Gumber claimed he had told them to bail out.

Donald A. Gustus ATAN 1951 b.8/21/31; d.5/1980 age 48 San Jose, CA; Son: Donald A. Gustus, Jr 2303 Arney St Lincolnton, NC 28092-4002 704-732-7184 b.1958

Virgil (n) Guy AMS1 Essex 1960 AMS3 b.4/19/29; d.5/28/97 San Diego bur in MS

LT(jg) William George “Bill” Gwaltney 505 Lonsvale Av Anderson, IN 46013 765-642-9048 LT(jg) Randolph 1956 1955-1957 b.12/27/31; d.9/16/2015 Emphysema/pneumonia;  Vivian T.


Edward W. Haas 8492 15th Ct Coral Springs, FL 33071-6214 AT3 1957 b.1/19/31; d.1/30/2007; Robbie A. (Robina) b.1942

Virgil Lee Hackett Red Lick, TX b.10/19/1946; d.4/3/2012 AM3 America 1967 VAW-122 only; Deborah S. b.1952 “Debbie” 3704 FM 2184 Texarkana, TX 75503 903-832-2824

Lester (Les) F. Hackmann AM3 775 Coeur de Ville Rd St Louis, MO 314-434-8825 b.2/26/32; d.2/5/1980 Miami age of 47. He served in VC-12 from 1953-1955 and was part of a detachment to the USS Midway; Son, Paul in contact with Dr. Bernard Luke; He's going thru several boxes of photos that Les had made; Paul had been a Naval Officer but never in VC-12

Robert L. Hadding, Sr 133 Hollis Ln Wilmington, NC 28409 910-397-0044 b.10/1940 AE3 America 1966-7 b.10/6/1940; d.2/21/2011; Debra Ann b.1951

LT John R. Hafer Coral Sea 1953 b.1/25/22; d.8/19/2000 Anchorage, AK (Not known to John R. “Dick’ Hafer b.1927 Northridge, CA)

George R. Haggard Morgantown, IN Essex 1961 b.9/30/43; d.7/24/02; Frances 812-597-4289; son: same name also Morgantown AN 

Raymond V. Haglund ADRC 131 Cedar Ave East Greenwich, RI 02818-3170 401-884-1641 AD1 1951-5 USS Mindoro, 1951, Valley Forge 1952, Tarawa round the world 1953-4; Appendectomy 1982; AAA 1995, Triple bypass 1996 ; b.6/11/23; d.8/29/08 Caribou, ME; ;Beatrice L

 Clayton E. Hahn ADRC Sara 1961 ADR1; Essex 1962 ADR2 Forrestal 62 b.3/23/32; d.10/6/01 Cocoa, FL

Charles W. Haigh AO2 ADR3 Wasp 1958; Forrestal 1961 b.5/2/1937; d.12/30/1991 Philadelphia

George Kenneth Haines ADR1 AD2 Wasp 1959-60-61 b.4/6/34; d.11/22/2001 Riverside, CA esophageal cancer; Ann 29282 Knoll Ct Sun City, CA 951-301-0071

LCDR William F. (Bill) Hale 61 Broad St Apt 108 San Luis Obispo, CA 93905-1771 1957-61 CPO to Ensign 1956 Jaygee 1957-8 NAOC Saratoga 1958; Independence 1960 tour with 849 Squadron, RN in Gannets; First CO VAW-120 as LCDR b.5/1924; d.5/15/2015; Frances L. b.7/20/37; d.10/2/99  4526 Windward Way Paso Robles, CA 93446

In the Navy thru WWII and had been launched by cat from a cruiser, sideways from the hangar deck, hydraulic cat from older carriers, and then the steam cat on Sara. When a guppy was launched while we were at anchor in Barcelona, Bill made sure he was in that crew. Later I did a tour with 849 Squadron, RN, in Gannets


William Hale William "Bill" F. Hale was born in May 1924 in Chicago, Ill., and passed away on May 15, 2015, in San Luis Obispo. Bill eagerly joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 in June 1941, where he traveled the world fighting for his country. Bill fought in multiple wars including: World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Bill served on the USS Essex, USS Randolph and USS Bennington. He also served two assignments with the British Navy. While fighting for his country Bill earned many distinguished awards, medals, ribbons and commendations during his 30 year military career, including the coveted Distinguished Flying Cross. In 1971, Bill retired from the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander. Bill flew a total of 87 combat missions. Bill and his family were very proud of his military service. Upon Bill's retirement from the Navy, he went to work for a Defense Contract Company for 18 years. This led him and his family to relocate from Virginia to Camarillo, Calif. When Bill decided to retire (again) in 1989 he moved from Camarillo to the small community of Heritage Ranch in Paso Robles, Calif. While at Heritage Ranch Bill devoted himself to ensuring that the community had a proper evacuation plan in case of an emergency. He was honored with volunteer of the year in 2009 because of his dedication to the community. During Bill's retirement he loved to travel all over the United States and world with loved ones. Bill would hook up his truck and trailer and make the long haul across the United States visiting different destinations. Bill enjoyed going on cruises, especially the European boat cruises, no matter where Bill was he would always make a friend or two and share his passion for his country. In 2010, Bill moved to San Luis Obispo to be closer to his daughter, Kelly and her family. He was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. While battling dementia, Bill never lost his charisma and was always willing to share a story about the Navy days. Bill is survived by his six children: Lois Douglas (Ed), Vera Martin (Mickey), Bradley Hale (Cheryl), Kathleen Johnson (J”n), Kelly Fontes (Michael), and Kim Smith (Von); twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  

Charles L. Hall AN 1953 b.5/21/35; d.4/14/2003 Memphis

Fenton H. Hall AK3 Oriskany 1951, Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.2/3/30; d.5/9/91 Eau Clair, Wisconsin; Irene E. Hall b.1926; d.1992

LCDR Frank Sumner Hall, Jr. From Sergeant Bluff, Iowa LT O-in-C Forrestal O-in-C 1961. Left in mid-cruise with health problem; d.7/27/94 Dalhart, TX

LT(jg) Norton Mattocks Hall 3630 6th Av #517 San Diego, CA 92103-4382 1956 Air intelligence/radar operator; AI on Randolph 1957; b.2/5/35; d.2/20/2008 MI & emphysema bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem; Patricia Dick

Thurston Virgil Hall ADR2 Independence 1961 337 Oak Cir Boise, ID 83713 Moved from Chula Vista, CA cancer d.12/13/06; Rita

CAPT Samuel N. Hallmark 10565 Scripps Trl San Diego, CA 92131 858-695-1934 Independence 1961-2 Later VAW-11 Then KC-121 and F4’s; b.2/5/1935; d.10/2010 bur Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem; Paula

Captain Samuel Neil Hallmark passed away peacefully on August 10, 2010. He was born on August 31, 1934 in Fort Smith, Ark. to C.N. and Erma Elder Hallmark. In 1954 he married the love of his life Paula Williams. At age 17 he joined the Navy and built a distinguished and honored career. He had four tours in Vietnam, flew in F-4 Phantom jets, had four commands and retired after 33 years of service. He enjoyed flying, sailing, reading, and music. Despite all his amazing accomplishments he was the most humble person one could meet. He had a kind and loving soul and a grin that will truly be missed. He is survived by his wife, Paula; daughter, Katrina Ogman; son, Samuel and wife Debbie; son, Michael and wife Angela; grandchildren, Sean, Michelle, Rachel, Stephanie, Chaz and Mitchell; sisters, Betty Berry, Julia Taylor; brother, Bill; and mother-in-law, Helen Williams.

CDR William Robert Hamaker 7801 Point Meadows Dr #8104 Jacksonville, FL 32256-9172 904-996-9556 LCDR O-in-C Randolph 1960; USNA 1944 b.1921; d.1/26/13; Doris E. b.1921 woman Air Force Service pilot; Son: Jeffrey R.; Dtr: Muriel B. (Shay) Wilson

HAMAKER William R. Hamaker, 92 of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2013, surrounded by his family including his devoted wife of 69 years, Doris Jean Hamaker, a brother John Hamaker 94 of Laguna Nigal, California and by his four children: Holly Craven, Judy Henderson, Bonnie Tripoli (Greg) and Jeff Hamaker, as well as grandchildren Ben Tripoli, Ted Tripoli, Brianna Tripoli, Ivy Porpotage, Lacey Hartnett, Brent Craven (Kristy), Blair Craven (Nena), and Elizabeth Craven. He is also survived by his great grandsons Ryan and Daniel Hartnett, Brennan Craven, Gavin Fulton, and Jacob Craven. He was preceded in death by his son Gregory Hamaker. Mr. Hamaker had lived with Congestive Heart Disease and Alzheimer s disease for many years. Born in Mendon, Michigan in 1920, he had a remarkable career as a Naval Officer and Aviator, and recently told his family that he enjoyed a wonderful life in the Navy. Among his most memorable assignments were a NROTC teaching assignment at Purdue University, two duty assignments to Italy including the American Embassy in Rome and NATO in Naples, and attendance at the US Army War College. Also, he was aboard the USS Princeton when it was attacked and sunk in the battle of Leyte Gulf during WWII. After his retirement from the Navy in 1967, he moved his family to Jacksonville, Florida and extended his working life as a Stockbroker, Math Teacher, and School Administrator. Mr. Hamaker graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, class of 1944 with a degree in Naval Engineering. Along the way, he attended the U.S. Army War College and earned two Master Degrees, one from George Washington University in International Affairs and one in Education from University of North Florida.

Donald E. Hamilton pilot Coral Sea 1951; later flew A3Ds Former enlisted pilot b.1920; d.12/27/2011; Ella Mae

Donald Hamilton, 91, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the Baptist Health Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Scotia, with his loving son at his side. Born in Schenectady in 1920 to Anna and Earl Hamilton, Don graduated from Mt. Pleasant HS in 1938 and joined the Navy. He served as Aviation Machinist Mate first class in both Atlantic and Pacific theaters, on the heavy cruiser USS St. Louis and the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV8). The Hornet carried the aircraft used in Doolittle's attack on Tokyo and later at the battle of Santa Cruz Islands the Hornet was sunk by numerous kama kazi and torpedo hits. Don and his shipmates had to swim for it. Near the end of the war he was sent to flight school and became rated as Chief, aviation pilot. He flew just about anything with wings or a rotor (he was only the 59th certified helicopter pilot in the US military) but particularly enjoyed working with full scale radio control aircraft. He accepted a commission to flight officer, transitioned from prop to jet and spent the last five years of Naval service as utility/test pilot at USN Johnsville research and development center. After 26 years Don retired from the Navy, flew telephone cable inspection routes with a Bell G47 (the "MASH" helicopter) and in 1966 was hired by the NYS Department Of Environmental Conservation's aviation division. For 16 years he enjoyed the fellowship and satisfaction of another highly varried flight
schedule: from transporting the governor to fish stocking in the Adirondacks; search and rescue to fire fighting using DEC's venerable TBM torpedo bomber! He loved it all. Don retired from DEC in 1982 and set about refining the art of relaxation - and he did very well! Don was predeceased by his beloved wife of 68 years, Ella Mae (Carr). He is survived by his son, David, daughter in law, Michelle (Scott), grandchildren, Emlen and Melissa, great granddaughter Maya, three cousins, Phyllis Weinberg, Gwen Teetor and Lois Potrzuski, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arnold E. Hamm 209 Starboard Av Rockport, TX 78382 361-727-0843 AT2-P1 Essex 1958-60; b.1/21/1930; d.7/10/2006; Elsie 1401 Smokehouse Rd Rockport, TX 78382-7260 c Rick & Vicky

Kenneth B. Hammerle YNSN 1954  Quincy, MA; Carmella D. 248 Adams St Quincy, MA 02169 617-472-5713 b.1/16/34; d.3/12/2006

Dwayne O. “Gus” Hammond Forrestal 1958 from Milbank, SD; Also Lead & Deadwood, SD; b.7/30/43; d.1/27/08 Beemer, NE

Thomas James Hammond Boston, MA AN 1952 b.2/26/32; d.1/31/88

William H. Hammons, Jr DKSN 1954 Fort Myers, FL b.8/14/32; d.6/26/09 Venice, FL; JoSetta

James E. Hampton ENS Essex 1966 killed 1/1/1990 in a jeep accident at Big Bear, CA; Marianne (since remarried)

Thomas J. Hanahue 26 Willard St Binghamton, NY 13904-1115 607-723-1627 AE1 1955-1958 Intrepid 1956 b.11/2/36; d.12/20/10; Joan Marie Hanahue 669 Andover Cir Winter Springs, FL 32708-6112 407-359-2759 b.1937; Son: Cody Hanahue

Jack H. Hancock ATC 218 N Hayden Dr Escondido, CA 92027 760-746-4989 Leyte 1951 b.12/27/27; d.9/1/99; Carolyn b.5/16/30

Leonard Roy Haney AM1 1951 b.9/27/1897 Gainesville, TX; d.2/13/72 Grayson CO, TX; Mary Alice b.1898; d.1976

LT George Hanfman b.2/27/1914; d.7/15/1978 Pensacola, Florida  per D/c issued in RI; Barbara, George's wife, died in 2000. One sister still lives in RI, and there is a brother, Paul, still among the living. George and Barbara had four or five children; Richard George Hanfman 249 College St Milton, FL 32571 850-994-0693

Richard K. Hanlin ADAN 1953 b.11/28/35; d.2/68

LT John P. (Jack) Hannigan Dunedin, FL Oriskany 1951; FDR 1951 1952, 1953 b.1/29/13; d.8/27/03 

Rich T. Hansel San Antonio ADC Bennington 1953 b.10/20/19; d.9/7/1997

Carl W. Hansen SN 1951 b.6/13/34; d.4/13/98 Shiller Park, IL

Howard M. Hansen AMC AMH1 Saratoga 1963 Essex 1963; AMC det 42 1965 b.2/27/40; d.1/31/08 Davenport, IA

Wm E. Hanson 8317 Norristown Dr Norfolk, VA 23518 Enterprise 1961; Randolph 1963 AT1 b.11/25/37; d.10/2/05; Joan

Thomas B. Hardiman ADAA 1953 b.5/25/35; d.7/1979 Bronx, NY

Marvin E. Hardin, Jr. Fort Smith, AR AKAN Forrestal 1966-7 b.6/15/40; d.6/25/01 

Michael Garel Hardwick Santa Rosa, CA Master Chief in VAW-12 1961 b.8/29/17 IL; d.12/2/2000; Ann L. (Morelli) Hardwick b.8/6/17; d.9/30/2000                                                                      

Harold L. Hardy Lake City, FL AMHC America 1961 b.10/24/1926 in Plant City, Florida d.8/22/2009; Clarice M. Hardy; one brother: James E. Hardy; Mr. Hardy volunteered for military service at the age of 17 by joining the Navy during WWII and served in the South Pacific Theater; two sons: Clyde and Wayne (Sarah) Hardy, one daughter: Susan Lehn

J.E. Hardy AC3 1962 b.10/12/41; d.2/15/94 Wyoming, IL 61499

ENS Ralph H. (Rip) Hardy FDR 1961; Essex 1964; Saratoga 1964 Prior 15 yrs as enlisted b.2/11/25 New Hanover, NC; d.7/10/95 Middleburg, FL

Vernon Harold Hardy New Mexico ATCS Hornet 1955 b.5/30/26; d.10/18/1987 bur Arlington Natl Cem

Kenneth Rex Harkins Leading chief FDR 1964 b.2/8/1936; d.10/9/02 Waxahachie, TX; Patricia Ann Nunn 406 Crownover Rd Waxahachie, TX 75167-8000 972-937-7775

CDR Edward Keith Harmon 12624 Oak Knoll Rd Poway, CA 92064-5513 858-748-4460 ALAN/ALAC, ATC, ENS (LDO) 1950-1955 Oriskany 1951; Midway 1952-3 & 1958-1960 Independence; Joyce Juanita Harmon b.8/16/31 Delaware, Ar; d.7/18/00; Dtrs: Sherry Urena Ventura, CA, Vicki, Susan Roschke Fort Collins, CO

 I was transferred to VC-12 in August, l950 as an ALAN. I had gone thru the AT school and they were abolishing the AL rate. I went thru the various schools and advanced thru the enlisted rates and finally after being an ATC for about 2 years, i was commissioned as an Ensign. Let me say this, the proudest moment of my career was when I was promoted to Chief Petty Officer. A story, when I was selected for the LDO program: The C.O. was Capt. LC. Lawrence. When my friend and I were commissioned, it was customary that we invite some of the officers to the "wetting down" party. We invited, among others, the C.O.  According to my bartender, he drank the entire bottle of scotch and managed to make it home.

The C.O. was looking over the balcony one day and saw a young AT in the back of an AD-5 reading a book and he sent the Chief MAA down to bring the culprit up to his office. The book was a tech manual. He handed the book back with no remarks.

 Edward Keith Harmon May 10, 1928 - November 14, 2015 Poway Our beloved dad, Edward Keith Harmon of Poway, passed away November 14, 2015, at age the age of 87, following a courageous battle with heart disease. He was born May 10, 1928, in Dardanelle, Arkansas, to Lionel and Elsie Harmon. He grew up in this small rural community working on his parents' farm. He belonged to "The Greatest Generation," offering his most vibrant years in service to his country. He served meritoriously for 30 years and retired with the rank of Naval Commander in 1978. Dad loved his country and was a great patriot. He moved to Poway in 1966, and following his retirement from the Navy, he put his MBA to use and pursued a second career in real estate investment. He was a member of Pomerado Christian Church, Fleet Reserve Association of Poway, American Legion Post 479, Oklahoma Masons, and was a member of the Rotary Clubof Poway-Scripps, where he was very proud of his record of 34 years perfect attendance. He was a longtime advocate and instrumental in the development of the Poway Veteran's Park. 

William C. Harmon NC b.12/15/41; d.9/14/71 age 30 Barbara Ann Baird Harmon b.1941; d.2013

Roger Lee Harper 1713 Orkney Dr Leesburg, FL 34788-7647 352-742-3100 1950-1 Boxer, Valley Forge & Philippine Sea b.9/30/28; d.12/27/2013

Christian T. Harre AEC St Augustine, FL b.3/29/30; d.9/23/94 Essex 1958, Valley Forge 1959, Randolph 1960; Palma C. Harre 225 Mayan Terr Saint Augustine, FL 32080

LT(jg) Edgar Carson Harrell 7007 N Delaware St Chevy Chase, MD 20815 301-652-8298 cell 301-980-4203 NAOC LT(jg) 1956-8 Bennington; Saratoga 1957; Penn State; Edgar C. Harrell & Associates Agency for International Development; b.3/21/31; d.1/6/2010 Seffner, FL; Paula C

Donald G. (Eddie) Harris Indianapolis, IN fm Rocky Mount, NC ATR3 FDR 1964 b.1944; d.7/22/2013

Edward K. Harris AL2 1950 b.1/17/25; d.10/1/1987 Saint James City, FL d/c MD

Harold H. Harris Bexley, OH AKAN 1953 H.H.Harris Excavating b.6/23/35; d.11/24/12; Shirley

LT(jg) Joseph W.Joe” Harrell NFO 1966 became pilot later; b.3/21/42; d.8/17/06 Jacksonville (friend of Bill Bownas)

Edward K. Harris AL2 1950 b.1/17/25; d.10/1/1987 Saint James City, FL d/c MD

Leo P. Harris CPO 1354 Gilbert Stuart Rd Saunderstown, RI 02874 On McQuesten's flight 12/27/57 b.2/15/1920; d.10/29/05 Quoted in the Westerly newspaper in Nov 2002 ; Wasp 1958; Daughter: Cecelia

I am so sorry to have to tell you that my Dad passed away 10/29/2005. He was my best friend, so I guess I have been in denial for a while. He fell in the house while my Mom was helping him to his chair in the family room. He hit his head on the hardwood floor.  He was taking coumadin, so his brain began to bleed. He went through surgery that evening and came out of it well, but I guess he was sick and tired of living his life in the body that he had. He lingered on for nine days. First he got pneumonia, then his body stopped digesting the liquid food they were giving him, then his kidneys began to fail, then he got septic. I feel so bad that I told them to do the operation. I have such a hole in me, I can't stop crying for my loss. I talk about his naval career with my Mom, his wife for 61 years. I am so proud of him. I told him all the time, but not for the Navy. He also taught me to love nature, the animals, and the miracles of growing corn in a circle. He was quite a busy person all his life, even though he looked like he was just reading a book. He was a student of the Civil War until the end. My Dad was one of nine children, 8 boys and 1 girl.  He married and had six children, 5 girls and 1 boy. When he went to the commissary he always bought a lot of toilet paper.  He was a great guy.  He was my Daddy-O 

Benjamin Harrison AN Saratoga 1957-8; discharged c medical problem b.9/25/37; d.9/10/97 San Francisco; d/c in NY

Harvey Hugh James Harrison, Jr Dunbar, WV AMH3 1956-8 (hurt in taxi accident aboard Intrepid—taxied onto a down elevator from the flight deck 2/8/56 (Picture available at Able Dogs set 22; died of complications) AA in 1954 b.1936; d.4/2/1957; m.1955 Edith Guycell Holliday Harrison 408 Abney St St Albans, WV 25177-3140 304-727-8615

John P. Harrison, Jr AA Coral Sea 1955 b.10/23/36; d.6/26/2000 McKeesport, PA

Robert L. Harrison Houston, TX YN3 Hornet 1955 b.11/3/1935; d.2/17/1982 bur Houston Natl Cem

CDR Robert L. Harshberger 1217 Alameda Blvd Coronado, CA 92118 619-435-6042 LCDR Independence 1966-7; VAW-124; CO VAW-112 1974-5; d.9/8/2013; Claudette

Donald H. Hart ADRC 3529 Daisy Crescent Virginia Beach, VA 23453 757-427-3692 ADR1 Forrestal 1962; Enterprise 1963 b.1933; d.3/30/2015; Sandy; 4 sons, 2 daughters

William F. (Bill) Hartman AN fm WV Forrestal 1957-8-9; Saratoga 1957 & 59; Later to Valley Forge 1959; 500 Boyds School Rd #304 Gettysburg, PA 17325-8075 717-334-6544 b.12/3/37; d.11/7/2007

Richard E. Hartney 2613 North 11th St Ocean Springs, MS 39564-8364 228-447-4894 ACTS Plankowner in the squadron commissioned VC-12 at Norfolk in 1948; President & CEO of Erin Green & Associates, an internet marketing/consulting firm b.12/9/26; d.5/1/2010 in Ocean Springs                                                                                Son: Richard E. Hartney, II b.2/13/46; d.10/7/2001; Grandson: Anthony Hartney –same address

James F. Hartzell 42700 Colchester St Clinton Twnshp, MI 48063-3183 VC-12 1952-4 b.8/29/31; d.3/20/07 Macomb, MI

George E. Harvey ADCA Essex 1960 b.9/13/24; d.8/16/90 Providence or b.7/31/15; d.12/1/96 Wakefield, RI

CAPT James Henry Harvey, Jr. LCDR Intrepid “Strikeback” 1957 & 1958; To have led the Independence det of 1960-1 but was taken ill; b.4/21/21; d.12/8/98 in PNS D/c issued in RI; Was professor Univ. West Florida in Pensacola

Ken Hasek (John Love’s friend) had a house on Cape Cod; Pat                                                         Kenneth G. Hasek 1/8/25; 11/6/94 Cleveland, OH wife was Jean Graham Hasek b.1925

Thomas Haslinger AN 1952 b.7/25/31; d.12/19/92 Amboy, WA

Desmond V. Hatcher AEC 7007 Perke Av Jacksonville, FL 32210 904-771-7217 VC-12 in 1955 b.9/14/20; d.12/14/1984; son: same name

Richard Owen Hatfield PR1 32 Lakeview Hills Coldspring, TX 77331 936-653-5787 850-862-2752 PR2 Forrestal 1962, Essex 1964 physicians assistant b.12/10/40; d.3/23/2009; Janet Elaine Hatfield b.1/3/42; d.3/23/2014; Son-in-law Dustin Owen

Mervin S. Hauge 5685 107th Av Clear Lake, MN 55319-9519 320-743-4930 AM3 Ticonderoga 1953 & 1955 b.5/11/32; d.3/19/2011; Joyce (Johnson); sons: Mitchell (terri) & Martin (Susan); Dtr: Angela (Brad Thomas)

Bobby Gene Hawkins ATAN Saratoga 1963-4 b.1947; d.2002 age 65 5 Edgemont Dr Gadsden, AL 35904; Joppa, AL; 5211 County Rd 1763 Arab, AL 35016 256-931-5774 Birmingham, AL; Linda T

J. B. Hawkins ENS Leyte 1950-1 b.9/17/27; d.12/5/78 Hayward, CA Air Medal

E. F. Hayes, Jr ADC 1952

J.D. Hayes Shellsburg, IA 50613 Ticonderoga 1955 Louisiana Univ Extension in Nacotish, LA b.1919; d.1/30/04; Ione S. Hayes b.3/27/1919; d.11/18/2012 Papillon, NE; Son: Darrell “Dean” Hayes Bellevue, NE (Judy Hornor)

Evan Bizzee Haynes, Box 313 Haines, AK 99827-0313 & Imperial Beach, CA ATC 1949; b.11/22/1921; d.12/6/1982; Marjorie A; Sons: Philip Haynes, Monument, CO and Nathan Haynes  Salt Lake City, UT; Dtrs: Christine Turner Haines, AK and Karen Day, Williamsburg, KY and Heather Lee Eversmeyer, Juneau, AK b.1960; d.7/14/2007 cancer

LCDR Byron W. Hazard Wisconsin & Tulare, CA ENS NAOC Wasp 1961; Randolph 1960 b.5/21/1934; d.6/1970 San Diego

John L. Headington ATC from Gulfport, MS b.9/22/16; d.3/17/93 in Orange Park, FL, Midway VC-12 1952-3; 1955

Kenneth E. Headley 100 E Amber Dr Fairbury, IL 61739 815-692-2662 AL2 1951-1954 Midway 1952-3; Delores Ken fell Jan 27, 2005, had skin grafting and nursing home care then had a stroke August 9, hospitalized a week and back to nursing home d.8/24/2005

Samuel B. Heaton, Jr 70 Broad St Belleplain, NJ AN Saipan 1950; died while hunting 12/4/2000; Margaret d.2002; Son: Samuel B. Heaton, III 114 Chestnut St Woodbine, NJ 02870

L. M. Hebert BMC 1952

Alexander W. Hebert ATC Lake Champlain 1953; Bennington 1955 b.1916; d.2001 Fitchburg, MA

Ronnie E. (Hubert Ronald) Hedspeth Lincolnton, NC ACAN Forrestal 1962-3 b.12/11/44; d.12/26/1977 drowned while fishing at age 34. Fell out of his boat without a life jacket

LCDR (LDO) Harold Heckart ADC 1952 b.9/23/17; d.5/22/02 Norfolk; cremated, bur at sea; Christine Ruby (Boucsein) b.1924; d.2007; Son: Ernest Ward Heckart b.1936; d.1999; Nephew Harold Workman

Harold A. Hedger 1140 Stewart St DeSoto, MO 63020-1654 636-586-3565 ATAN 1955 b.7/13/1932; d.8/1/2011; Dorothy M

David A. Hegarty CPO AT3 Randolph 1956 b.1/3/37; d.7/23/02 Dallas, TX

Fredrick J. Heidmann, Sr AMSC 509 W Redwood St Edgar, WI 54426 715-352-6935 AD3 Lake Champlain 1954-5, Intrepid 1956; Nancy R. (Beauchene) b.1938; Son: Fredrick J. Jr & Debra 3644 County Rd M Stratford, WI 54484 715-387-0100 b.12/7/35 Athens, WI; d.8/12/2010

 married Nancy Beauchene in Warwick, RI. He retired from the navy in 1974 after 22 ½ years of dedicated service. He owned and operated Shellback Trucking, and co-owned Heidmann’s Happy Daze Bar with his brother Ron “Toby.” While living in Edgar, he was a mechanic, part-time deputy, village employee, and company manager at Badger Basket. His primary employment involved over the road truck driving. Fred enjoyed watching Nascar, scuttlebutt in the morning at the local café, and restoring and repairing all types of vehicles including 3 collector cars of his own. Fred also enjoyed talking with fellow retired shipmates – Jim, Hank, Tom and John. Family time was most important to Fred, especially Fathers day casino and boating trips and the annual Heidmann Family Reunions. Survivors include, his wife of 54 years, Nancy Heidmann, Edgar; seven children, Ruth (Perry) Dvorak, Edgar, Gail (Joe) Krause, Edgar, Donna (John) Kasmerchak, Rothschild, Cathy (John) Knetter, Edgar, Marianne (Rick) Mueller, Edgar, Brenda (Chris) Seubert, Marathon and Fred Jr. (Debbie) Heidmann, Stratford; 18 grandchildren, Mandy (Brian) Rogers, Adam Dvorak, Jennifer (Scott) Wirkus, Jessica Krause, Travis (Amber) Krause, Sarah (Travis) Strasser, Chase Kasmerchak, Amy (Josh) Young, Jacob Knetter, Mitchell (Morgan) Mueller, Matthew and Maverick Mueller, Christopher and Natasha Seubert, Vincent, Lucas, Lance and Ella Heidmann; 14 great grandchildren, Peyton, Eli, Chloe, Austin, Allison, Andrea, Tiana, Jayden, Makayla, Ethan, Aubriana, Travis Jr., Kellen and Paxton; one brother, Ronald (Jeannie) Heidmann, Edgar; one sister, Sandra (Clarence) Durr, Edgar; one brother-Athens, WI

Harold F. Heinle 2 Hayes Av Kirkwood, NY 13795 607-775-2255 b.2/31 AN 1954 FDR memory impaired b.1931; d.2012; Jacqueline V

Harold D. Heise Naperville, IL VC-12 b.2/18/31; d.2/25/2000

George J. Held ADR1 1962 b.3/6/33; d.12/21/99 Columbus, OH

Larry Lee Helms AMCM 1805 Lillian Ln Fort Mill, SC 29708-7873 803-547-4778 AMS1 1963-66 Independence 1963-4 med cruise; later VA-81; b.11/27/32; d.10/14/11; Margaret L. Massey Helms

Born in Fort Mill, Mr. Helms was a son of the late Conley Alexander Helms and Minnie Simmons Helms. He graduated from Fort Mill High School in 1950. Mr. Helms was a U.S. Navy veteran, where he retired as a Master Cheif. He was a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church and the Men's Bible Class. Hr. Helms was a Master Mason and member of Catawba Lodge #56 in Fort Mill, and a former member of the Scottish Rite of Masons.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Massey Helms; three daughters, Lisa C Klages (Robert) of Virigina Beach, Va., Judy Masters (Ron) of Fort Mill and Wanda Smith (Larry) of Fort Mill; four sisters, Peggy Steel of Edgemoore, Judy Evans of Rock Hill, Patasy Stegall of Rock Hill and Vicky Fite of Fort Mill, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Yarborough Helms (2000). 

James Earl Helsel, Jr. Saratoga 1964-5 b.11/11/41 IL; d.12/4/98 Boston Lived in Plymouth, MA; Sandra Lea Helsel

Ronald W. Hemmert 4916 Shumate Rd Meridian, MS 39305 AN Essex 1963; 1964 b.6/22/43; d.3/26/90; Patricia

Gary E. Henderson AM3 FDR 1953 married Deslaurier’s cousin from NY, b.11/4/31; d.4/31/94 Kewadin, MI

John A. Henderson AMS3 Forrestal 1962-3 AMS3 Essex 1964 b.2/17/42; d.10/11/91 VA

Joseph D. Henderson AE3 1953 b.7/10/34; d.6/14/14 cancer fm assisted living Cheraw, SC

LT(jg) Elton Hendricks NFO Randolph 1960; Became a minister b.12/1933; d. 9/25/1974 VA; D/c issued in SC

Milton F. Henke 5110 Gull Point Rd Pensacola, FL 32504-9101 850-476-0208 AD1 Valley Forge 1958 b.5/11/24; d.3/14/03; Janice

Clifford Lemuel Henne 823 Camellia St Escondido, CA 92027-1760 760-747-5841 AD2 Wasp 1958 b.5/26/29; d.10/6/10; Patricia b.1927; d.2014; son: David P

Harry P. Hensley ALC FDR 1953 b.2/21/23; d.4/30/2000 Norfolk

LT(jg) Eugene C. Hermann NFO Lake Champlain 1955-6 d.11/29/84 in VA; Father was an executive of ESSO Corp in Syracuse, NY

James J. Heron 4022 West Chester Pike Newtown Square, PA 19073-3210 610-356-4022 AT Lake Champlain 1954-5 b.8/16/1926; d.12/13/09; Bonnie (Haughey)

father of Kevin Heron, Maureen McLaughlin, Kathy Bratton (John), Linda Wills (Jay) and Tricia Lagueux (Scott)

Floyd E. Herrick, III 3009 N Winfree St Dayton, TX 77533-1551 936-258-7553 AA Forrestal 1962 b.1942; d.10/30/2000; Mallie W. Herrick

I am the widow of Floyd E Herrick.  He did serve in the Navy but I do not know the specifics. I how he was in Italy at some point, was eventually sent back to the states very ill. He was killed in an industrial accident October 30, 2000

Richard J. Herrmann AD3 1952 b.4/29/32; d.7/25/07 Pensacola

John L. Heveron AN Forrestal 1961 b.4/30/39; d.4/18/99 Willmar, MN; Son: John A. Heveron 7001 Lombardy Ln Minneapolis, MN 55428 763-533-1065

Jerry R. Hesoun PO Box 12 (963 Main St) Surgoinsville, TN 37873-6057 423-345-2610  Wasp 1958 b.12/2/1937 Tampa, FL; d.11/16/2012; m.Marcella T. “Marcy” 1959

Richard Lloyd Hewitt 22 Bouchard Dr Orrington, ME 04474 207-825-3819 (NIS) NFO 1956-7 Stockbroker b.6/15/33; d.8/30/14; Barbara D

HEWITT, Richard Lloyd (Dick to friends), died at his home in Mansfield, MA on August 30th, 2014, he was 81. Richard was born in Framingham, MA on June 15th, 1933, to Sigrid and Lloyd Hewitt. He was raised in Keene NH, with his two brothers (Kenneth & David) and a sister (Janet). After graduating from University of New Hampshire, Richard went into the United States Navy Reserve and started a family including his first wife, Ingrid, and two sons, Thomas and Peter. At that time he also acquired his MBA at the University of Connecticut. He worked as a production manager at various manufacturing companies before settling in Clinton, NY in the 1970's. There he met his second wife, Barbara, and switched careers to become a successful stock broker. His second family included two step-children, Peter and Andrea. He moved to Bangor Maine with Barbara in the 1990's, and remained there until moving to Mansfield in 2008. Richard was affectionately known as "Encyclopedia Richard", as he often knew the answers to obscure questions. As a youth he loved to memorize facts from the encyclopedia about interesting things and people in political history. He was an avid trout fisherman, and spent many hours happily wading in streams. He and his wife Barbara loved to travel, and they saw much of the world while aboard their various cruises. After retirement, Richard volunteered at the Eastern Agency on Aging in Bangor where he assisted many people with estate planning and other financial matters. Richard is survived by his wife, Barbara D. Hewitt; his brother, David Hewitt; his sons, Thomas and Peter Hewitt; his two step-children, Peter Dermody and Andrea White

Russell Lee Hewitt Rocky Face, GA b.1/28/44 Chattanooga, TN; d.2/15/2013; Sue

Mr. Russell Lee Hewitt, age 69, of Rocky Face, Georgia, departed this life Friday, February 15, 2013 the Hamilton Medical Center. Russell was born January 28, 1944 in Chattanooga, TN. He was preceded in death by his mother, Polly Hewitt. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Hewitt of Rocky Face, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Kelley and Pepe Lazo, Erin and Jason Babb of Dalton, GA; special nephew and niece, Danny and Ginger Cox of Rocky Face, GA; special friend, Brand Young of Cohutta, GA; grandchildren, Ian Lazo, Emma Martin, Braydon Ray, Carley Cox, Julia Cox, and Thomas Heider.


John I. Hibbs Hamilton, NJ 08619-3621 AD3 1948-1952 b.9/8/29; d.2/26/99; Son:

Charles W. R. Hickin ATN 1953 b.8/17/31; d.7/26/01 Vestal, NY

Charles R. (Chuck) Hicks killed with is wife, Bonnie, by a drunk driver Father’s Day 1979 in Marietta, GA AEAN-AE3 Forrestal 1961-2

Ray G. Hicks AD3 1953 b.7/17/29; d.7/18/2000 Meeker, OK

Robert L. Hicks AN 1953 b.1934-5 b.1/24/34; d.3/25/02 Norfolk, VA

LCDR (LDO) Andrew S. Higbee, Sr. 306 E 64th St Holmes Beach, FL 34217 941-778-2157 1949-1958 Leyte 1950, Lake Champlain 1954-5; Intrepid 1956; Promoted from AN to CPO during this tour 5 Med cruises, one Korean cruise LDO commission in 1962; b.12/1/30; d.12/31/06 St Petersburg, FL

Francis H. Higgins YN3 1952 2/14/33; d.11/11/03 Manchester, TN

Kenneth W. High 955 Sevarden Lane Crownsville, MD 21032 410-987-1626 LT(jg) Forrestal NAOC 8/56-10/58; President Sabatino & Huber, commercial food service & equipment company; Alzheimers d.8/14/2014; Patricia A (Pat); Children: Curtis T., David W., Julie Sawyers

William C. Highsmith, Jr. 11 Birch Creek Way Garner, NC 27529 919-741-5578 LT(jg) NFO Essex 1964; d.3/21/09; Joyce C

Franklin D. Hildebrant Lantana, FL Enterprise 1962 ret CPO Yount’s friend b.10/10/33; d.8/1/05 Maggie Valley, Haywood County, NC

Roy J. Hilferty 4 Green St Hudson, MA b.5/13/1936; d.11/18/92 Wasp 1958

Edwin C. Hill 9460 Glen Cross Dr Kernersville, NC 27284-9037 336-996-3148 b.2/25/1946; d.6/18/09 Independence 1965 plane captain; Wanda Sue

CDR Lucio W. Hill 3252 Page Av Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757-481-6762 b.9/4/28; d.7/5/2000 LCDR O-in-C Forrestal 1966-7, Maintenance officer 1966. Cdr HILL was the commanding officer of VAW-123 from April 1, 1967 until about June 1968 when Ken SMITH took over the command of VAW-123. Cdr HILL was the O-in-C of Det-59 from 1966 until 1967. Cdr HILL was the first commanding officer of VAW-123

Roy B. Hill AL3 1954 b.1/15/34; d.12/20/99 FL

LCDR William E. Hill Intrepid 1958 b.10/13/23; d.12/10/92 East Greenwich, RI d/c issued in NJ; Florence T. Hill 152 Crompton Av East Greenwich, RI 02818 401-884-1011 (no match); Dtr: Theresa b.1961 was Theresa Ranuro Edgewater, NJ; now Theresa Lockhart (Robert R.) 45 W Raritan Dr Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08087 609-294-9709

David Martin Hinckley Independence 1961-2 b.6/29/39 Norwalk, OH; d.11/17/2005 Norwalk, OH; Barbara (Frith)

Junie Eugene Hines PR1 Okeechobee, FL b.5/31/1922; d.6/88 Summerville, SC Saratoga 1960-1

Rudolph E. Hines ATR3 Randolph 1965 b.4/12/47; d.5/6/03 Virginia Beach, VA

Raymond Y. Hinkel ADC BHR 1953 b.3/22/23; d.3/23/2000 Temple, PA

James H. Hitchcock AM3 1953 b.8/12/30 Colorado; d.12/26/01 North Attleboro, MA d/c in CO; Lillian Ann Boissonneault

Lawrence W. Hobbs Coral Sea 1956-7 b.4/25/36; d.9/4/07 Rockland, ME

Ronald Alan Hobbs, Sr 88 Yellowfield Blvd Elkton, MD 21921-8103 AA Saratoga 1961-2; Det 14 b.1944; d.10/28/12; Nellie; Son: RAH, Jr Colorado; Dtrs: Deeanna J. Drain b.12/72 & Brenda Carol Hobbs b.1970 Tennessee

 Ronald Alan Hobbs, Sr., 68, of Elkton, MD, departed unexpectedly on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Extraordinarily advanced medical intervention was no match for the will of God, in whose hands Ronnie now safely rests. Son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Richard and Dorothy Hobbs of Woodstown, NJ, Ronnie was born in 1944. His older siblings include Dorothy Haars of Florida, the late Richard Hobbs of Mississippi, David Hobbs of Delaware, and Beverly Hatch, whose golden heart he admired, of Virginia and Florida. He was preceded in death by his two brothers in bond, Lawrence and Carl Kirby, with whom he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He is survived by his brother-in-law Bill Pierson, in whom he holds the highest regard. Ronnie often expressed appreciation for a happy childhood with his parents, loving family and friends, and was especially fond of his grandfather, Thomas "Pop" Jones, whose musical talents have seminated through the generations; most prominently in Ronnie's own grandchildren, to whom Ronnie had become their "Pop". At age 17, Ronnie joined the United States Navy. His first duty station VAW-12 (originally ordered to the Constellation) was in Norfolk to serve on the Forrestal carrier, then NAS Key West for service during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He later transferred to Jacksonville to VA-45 attack squadron. He completed his service as a petty officer. Ronnie's career with General Motors spanned 30 years; he retired as a manager in 1997 to pursue his most rewarding career as "Mr. Mom". His passions were poetry, music, cooking, and history. Ronnie was blessed with loving children: His son, Ronald Alan Hobbs, Jr. of Colorado, whose service in the United States Navy was a source of his father's pride and admiration. His two daughters, Brenda Carol Hobbs of Tennessee and Deeanna Jennifer Drain at home; each a very unique individual in her own right, he connected emotionally an d intellectually with both his daughters, sharing their inherent love of music, experiencing their joys and their fears as parents, and depending on their vast medical backgrounds. The truest reflection of their closeness was in the sincerity of their mutual respect, tolerance, and support of each others' choices. His son in bond, Timothy James Drain of Maryland, father to his grandsons, friend to his daughter, fellow veteran, remained forever his son. Ronnie's best blessings were his 9 grandchildren, gifts. from his children. He was grateful to witness the rise to manhood of Robert James Drain, serving our country in the United States Army, and his fiance Juliet; Stephen Alexander Walker Jr, his most dependable home projects assistant and sure to find drawing; James Alan Walker, whose success is unavoidable, and his fiance Samantha McCarthy; and Cody Daniel Walker, his only ever mirror image in body and soul. He was grateful to enjoy the recent visit of two distant grandchildren, Amanda Kay Hobbs and Brendan Christopher Hobbs, and missed the opportunity to visit his two grandsons in Colorado, Lucas Issiah Hobbs and Josiah Daniel Hobbs, both of whom he longed to better know. His greatest complement came most recently from his eldest granddaughter, Amber Nicole Hobbs, whom he raised, along with Clarissa Marie Ulmer always among the headcount of grandchildren. Her recent engagement to Joshua Michael Creek, a blessing he welcomed, included her request that he perform the honor of giving her away at their wedding, an event he can now only attend in spirit, but considered his highest honor.

Van Culin Hobbs AE1 Wasp 1959; Essex 1961 AE2 Metairie, LA b.9/23/1916; d.5/7/1973 bur Port Hudson Nat Cem; Diana

James H. Hodge, Jr.  AT2 Saratoga 1963 b.6/8/45; d.1/25/02; Joell M 107 Austin Ln Chesterfield, SC 29709 843-623-6393

LT George P. Hodges O-in-C Essex 1961 from VF 41 “Black Aces” in F4U at Oceana; Lake Champlain VAW-33 1962-3 from Providence, RI; Ditched 3 F4U; 2 Ads ESSEX, WASP and INTREPID flattops; Lived in Monterey, California / Mobile, Alabama / Pensacola, Florida and Quonset NAS, RI; Was a flight instructor while stationed in  Pensacola. Supposedly "tried out" for the Blues; b.1930; d.1986; 62 Lexington Av Providence, RI 02907; Ruth A (also deceased 1990); Dtr: Barbara A. Hodges 1307 Smith St Providence, RI 02908 401-331-0055 (r) 401-339-0894 (c) or

Richard J. Hodnett SN fm Somerville, MA Lake Champlain 1954-5 b.6/8/35; d.3/9/02 Perry, NY

CDR Ted L. Hodson 220 Bunker Arch Williamsburg, VA 23188-1407 757-229-0809 LCDR O-in-C America 1965-6;  Been LSO c VF-53; Air Boss of Hancock in VN; Lived in St Croix; Had a dog named Fudd; b.1933; d.2/21/09; Carita L. (Keeta)

Robert L. Hogan ADAN 1953 b.5/27/35; d.10/9/06 Centreville, VA

LT(jg) William E. (Bill) Holden pilot VC-12 Leyte 1951-2-3 b.5/27/29; d.5/12/98 Barnstable, MA

James S. Holdsworth 19476 Henry Rd Cleveland, OH 44126-1638 440-333-1280 AT Ticonderoga 1953; Intrepid 1955 d.2000; Anne

Gene Curtis Holliday 911 Applewood Rd Martinsville, VA 24112-7472 276-957-2313 summers and 245 Golf Crest Ln Davenport, FL 33837-9210 863-438-4276 FDR 1966-7; VAW-121 AZ2 b.1935; d.6/9/15; Nancy C. (Murphy); Dtr: Pamela (Richard, Jr) Champigny

CDR James S. Holland LT(jg) Midway 1955 USNA 1951, b.6/14/29; d.4/1/96 Archer, FL; interred in MA

Robert W. Holler LT(jg) NAOC 1956 Forrestal 1957 b.6/15/29; d.3/1/2004 Norwich, CT; Son: Robert 37 Cold Spring Rd E Haddam, CT 06423 860-873-1673

CAPT Frederick Basil Hollick 1967 Wedgewood Dr Sanford, NC 27332 919-499-0222 CO VAW-115 1970-1 b.10/21/1928; d.3/3/2006 d/c issued in PA bur Arlington Natl Cem

Shirley D. Holloman (male) 45759 Red Oak Rd Lexington Park (Pax River) MD 20653-3307 301-863-8690 AD1 Lake Champlain 1953; b.5/16/22; d.2/24/201; Joan M

James W. Holloway Maxwell, NE Wasp 1958 AN b.9/11/30; d.4/7/78; Kathryn C

John H. Holmes ATW3 Randolph 1965 Essex 1964-5 b.3/18/45; d.6/8/2006 Jacksonville

David Newby Holt Siler City, NC ENS NAOC 1957 Forrestal; Intrepid 1958 b.12/22/34; d.3/20/04 Duke Medical Center bur Bear Creek, NC; June Carol Scott Holt b.1936; d.2000 (predeceased him)

James Ralph Holton ATC Leading chief Randolph 1964-5; b.9/16/22 Guilford & Pamlico,  NC                                           

I was assigned to Randolph 1964-5 as both Air Crew. After I retired and moved to GA in '75.  I met his ex-wife (Irien  Irene? Livingston) at a store & she advised he was killed in a private plane crash in the Atlantic off FL. (He had a private pilots license) –Skip Carey

James R. Holzapfel Roseburg, OR AK3 1951 b.1931; d.2011; Doris E. b.1940

Bernard Homan AE2 Forrestal 1966 b.1/3/35; d.1/3/94 Queens, NY

John H. Homer III AN Wasp 1966, Essex 1967 b.7/27/46; d.9/67 Alabama; Rosa Annar Homer

Joseph Hood, Jr AMS3 Randolph 1965-6 b.7/5/46; d.10/1980

Milton Ezra Hope, Jr. 3427 Auburn Rd Crestview, FL 32539-8667 LT 1961 b.1/19/1936 Cleveland, NC; d.2/24/2010; Gloria P.; Son: Milton E. Hope, III 181 Concert St Freeport, FL 32439-2471; Dawn M

James M. Horne PN1 1962-1965 b.5/5/36; d.9/8/08; Carolyn J. Farrabee 87 Carolwood Blvd Casselberry, FL 32730-2905     6380 Chasewood Dr Jupiter, FL 33458; 1845 Perrel St Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757-318-5266

Leonard A. Horton ALC 1950-55 b.9/24/22; d.1/16/99 Houston, TX; Eileen 11222 Sagehill Houston, TX 77089

Philip Michael Horton Dallas, TX AMS3 Det 14; Enterprise 1962 Saratoga 1962 became A1C USAF b.11/1/42; d.2/3/67 Uvalde, TX (Laughlin AFB)

Wayne F. Hosea 31603 Shiloh Rd Waller, TX 77484-5087 936-372-2693 ATR3 Essex 1965 Randolph 1966 b.2/5/39; d.12/7/05; son, same name, Undercover cop in Houston; d. age 36 of an MI while studying at home for police LT exam; Joyce

CAPT (SC) Richard Vernon Hoskins b.7/14/47; d.11/10/2004 Dalton, Nebraska SC VC-12 1954-6

LCDR William Oliver Hoskinson Box 3372 Brookings, OR 97415 541-469-5592 LT 1951-3 Saipan 1950, Coral Sea 1951; FDR 1953 Carqual; Air traffic controller with LA Center  b.1/18/25; d.11/12/2010; Son: WOH, Jr Pahoa Haiku, HI; Dtr: Judy Weisser 712 S Avenue of the Presidents Sarasota, FL 34236-2047 (failed) b.1954 

Ronnie Lee Hottman 301 Tower Av Abilene, KS 67410 785-263-1678 ATSAN Essex 1961-2; Enterprise 1963; Forrestal 1964; b.7/25/41; d.11/11/2007 cancer; Janet S.

Donald F. Housman 6600 Harbor Cir Stuart, FL 34996-1961 561-225-4120 LT(jg) Coral Sea 1953; Bennington 1953 b.5/21/27; d.6/21/00

Howard O. Houts Denver, CO 80224 AD3 Lake Champlain 1953 Control Data Corp. b.6/3/1932; d.4/13/93

Leonard P. Houtz ALC 1953; b.10/10/16; d.1/3/93 Lakewood, NJ; son: Leonard P. Houtz at 574 Ocean Av Lakewood, NJ 08701 732-363-5214 

Claude A. Howard Coral Sea 1952; Lake Champlain 1953; AD3 Randolph 1954; d.8/26/06 Rochester, NY; contact Lambert Calhoun                                                 

George Dennis Howard Lufkin, TX CPO Palau 1950 Midway Jan-May 1950 b.1/18/16; d.7/6/94; Jessie Ruth b.1923; d.2003

Robert J. “Bob” Howard 862 East Fillmore Ave East Aurora, NY 14052 716-652-8795 AT-2 1959-1961 Saratoga 1960 b.10/3/40; d.2/17/2016; Carol A. (Dubiel)

CDR Robert Leonard Howard 144 16th St San Diego XO VAW-12 1958; Nona Mae

Marvin Howze 1951 Coral Sea b.3/6/26 Alabama; d.4/79 Buffalo, NY

CDR Ira Dozier Hozey, Jr. 415 Victory Dr Waynesboro, GA 30830 706-554-1564 LT 1958-61 USNA 53 VAW-12 Det 34 Lake Champlain from July 1958 to July 1961; I went from there to VW-11 in Newfoundland for 3 years. Also spent 3 years with VAQ-13/130 out of Alameda, 1967-70 with the Coral Sea Det/Squadron VAW-11; grandson at USNA 2010; b.11/5/30; d.7/29/2013;  Patricia

James Hudgeon St Louis, MO AMAN 1952 div.Sylvia M. Jordan 8/1971 LeMoore, CA b.1930; d.6/1994 S. Lake Tahoe, CA; son: James Edward Hudgeon 651 Filmore St Monterey, CA 93940-1614 831-372-2015 b.1958

CDR Mahlon Shepard Huff, 9251 Stonestreet Rd Apt 225 Louisville, KY 40272-6800 502-933-8697 LT(jg) Lake Champlain 1953; FDR carqual 1953; Wasp 1953 USNA 1950 b.4/11/27; d.1/23/13; Clara June b.1928 

HUFF, COMMANDER MAHLON S., 85, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A native of Midland, MI, Mahlon was the son of Ferne S. Huff (school teacher) and Edwin G. Huff (school principal). He committed to be an Air Force pilot straight out of high school, but was released from that commitment when 
World War II ended and there was no longer a need for pilots. He later enlisted in the Army, but was released early from boot camp when he was accepted to the US Naval Academy, graduating in 1950. He was a Navy pilot, veteran of the Korean War, and served on the USS Midway. Mahlon's postgraduate work earned him two more baccalaureate degrees, the last from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After retiring from the Navy, Mahlon taught JROTC at Valley High School for approximately 15 years, followed by teaching for USC at military bases in North Carolina, New York, Korea, and Japan. 
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, C. June (Spoolstra) Huff; three children, Craig Shepard Huff (Pamela), Kimberly Blackwell (Brad) and Marta Renn (Donald); seven grandchildren, Veronica, Robbie, Matthew, Andrew, Elizabeth, Tristan and Jered; and a great granddaughter, Adelaide 

Charles W. Huffines ENS 1965 fm Gainesboro, TN Designated NFO b.3/25/36 Gainsboro, TN; d.12/9/97 Cookeville, TN; Jean Huffines 2639 New London Dr Cookeville, TN 931-432-1407

Michael C. (Mickey) Huffines 104 Rutherford Rd Franklin, KY 42134 270-586-8461 America 1966-7; d.3/09; Sandra A

Ellis R. Huffman AA 1954 b.8/26/36; d.11/5/2000 Roanoke, VA

CAPT Marcel B. Humber 2334 Barbour Rd Falls Church, VA 22043 703-560-6084 LT 1953-1956 NAOC Ticonderoga 1955   b.11/21/30; d.12/30/2003 Report fm his wife, Ann, his death was caused by complications from gall bladder surgery; Very unexpected; He had attended the Baltimore reunion in September, bur Arlington Natl Cem

Ronald Richard Humphrey 1330 Illinois St Sidney, NE 69162 AG1 Independence 1962; ADR2 Saratoga 1962; Det 14; b.6/8/38; d.6/21/04 in Cheyenne, WY; Kathleen L. b.1935; d.6/25/2014; Mom: Blanche A. b.4/24/1919; d.1/19/2001

Paul E. "Duke" Hunneyman 6512 18th Av NW Rochester, MN 55901 507-289-5449 b.12/1/38; d.5/1/03 Randolph 1958

Richard M. Hunter “Mick” Chesapeake, VA Saratoga & FDR LT(jg) Jun-Dec 1965 Flew for Piedmont Airlines and in VAW-78. Was in reserve cruise with that squadron in 1975; b.1940; d.1978 while jogging; Carol Dionne b.1944; d.2012  

LCDR Lee Roy Hurst 2/56- Bennington LT(jg) NAOC fm Garber, OK ret at NATTC Memphis NAS Glynco ’66-8, CIC off on BHR ’68-9; b.1931; d. 1986 Memphis, TN; Joan, daughter Kathleen, three sons Clyde, James, and Mark, and his six grand children Ivy, Kyle, Benjamin, Emma, Matthew, and Lee  Son: Clyde C. Hurst 1664 Florence Av Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 850-301-1395 (Home) 850-974-1841 (Cell); Julie; Son: James G. Hurst b.12/62   2659 Adriaan Ct Shalimar, FL 32579 850-651-0186

Louis Andrew Husser, Jr 1104 Cape Cod Dr Stafford, VA 22554-2122 540-659-7088 & Chesapeake, VA ADR1 Essex 1967 d.7/11/12; Mary; Dtr: Angelia Louise Messer (Tom) b.1960 Pasquotank CO, NC, Autumn, Justin, Jody & Marilyn Wahl (Wally)

Donald P. Hutchins SN 1954 b.4/15/29 Boothbay Harbor, ME; d.3/14/2000 Cumberland, ME

Ronald J. Hutchinson AA to AN Essex 1958-60 b.1/23/39; d.10/15/94 Blackman, MI

LT(jg) Harold G. Hyde USS Sicily 1949 b.9/11/25; d.6/23/2004 Paragould, AR  


Sonny E. Iness ADR2 FDR 1965 b.2/9/36; d.8/1986 Cleveland, Oklahoma

Robert A. Ingay 524 Brookwood Dr Farmington, NY 14425 585-742-3054 (listed to Daryl A. Ingay b.9/1949) b.6/29/1943; d.9/30/2005 Saratoga 1962; Det 14; nephew: Robert R. b.9/1963 1232 Latta Rd Rochester, NY 14612 21 Haviland Park, Rochester, NY 14616 585-368-0624

Leon E. Ingling 461 Monastery Av Philadelphia, PA 19128-3435 215-482-7089 AN 1951 b.12/20/31; d.2/11/2008

Culbreth O. Inman AL1 1957 NC Intrepid 1957-8 & 1958-9; Valley Forge 1958 b.7/22/23; d.4/28/77 bur Arlington Natl Cem, Bataan Death March survivor; Dolores M

Neil E. Isaacson ATCS 1532 Duke St Memphis, TN 38108-2614 plank-owner VC-12 Boxer 1953; b.8/13/1926; d.11/2/07

William Intinarelli AMC 1951 b.4/11/1912; d.2/4/92 Mission Viejo, CA

RADM Roy Maurice Isaman LCDR in 1948-50 VC-12 Plankowner AEW department head; RADM Com CarDiv 7 aboard USS Oriskany in 1970; b.5/30/17; d.2/15/88 Potomac, MD ; Nancy T. Isaman-Snyder 3243 Old Barn Rd W Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904-285-0131; Son: Roy at 6534 W Sunset Rd Tucson, AZ 85743 520-743-1148

We went on a MED cruise in 1948 from Norfolk on Kearsarge as a part of FAETU and by the time we returned the squadron had been commissioned, located in Quonset Point, with Shinn as CO and Isaman as ops officer

Ensign R. M. Isaman, USNR was designated Naval Aviator #7558 in 1941. Entered active service via the pre-war Aviation Cadet (AVCAD) program. Awarded the Navy Cross during World War II as a dive bomber pilot assigned to Bombing Squadron Three (VB-3) during the critical Battle of Midway in 1942. Following the war accepted a USN commission. Captain Isaman, USN, commanded the aircraft carrier USS MIDWAY (CVA-41) from 1962 to 1963 and his final tour, as a  Rear Admiral, was to command the Naval Air Test Center located at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, MD, from 1971 to 1974

If you're old enough to have served in the Navy or Marine Corps during the Vietnam War particularly if you were a pilot chances are you've heard of the infamous Cubi Point Catapult. Cubi Point Naval Air Station in the Philippines was a place where war-weary Navy and Marine Corps aviators, Marines and Sailors, could let off a little steam after flying combat missions over Vietnam or spending weeks aboard ships on the gun-line on Yankee Station. The Cubi Point Officers' Club, was forever tasked with devising new and challenging ways of keeping the warriors entertained.

 Enter Commander John L. Sullivan and the now famous Cubi Point 'catapult.' The catapult at the Cubi Point Officers' Club came into existence in 1969. The escapades of Navy and Marine pilots at the Cubi Point O'Club are legend warrior stuff. One of these escapades involved ' night cat shots' catapulting a blindfolded squadron mate down 8 or 9 stairs clinging to castored office chairs from a bar upstairs onto the dance floor far below. 

Two catapulted down the Cubi O'Club stairs at the same time were dubbed F-4 night 'cat' shots. Rarely did a pilot make it down the stairs to successfully scoot along the dance floor upright. Most arrived as a crumpled mass of legs and arms. The practice often ended with disastrous results broken bones, severe strains, small concussions, and numerous other injuries that would sometimes ground the experienced combat pilots. But because of the number of injuries, the Admiral in command suggested catapulting occupied chairs down the stairs should be reluctantly done away with.

An extension to the club was in progress giving a construction opportunity for significant change. 'Red Horse' Sullivan's scavengers headed off to the surplus yard, liberated a banged up refueling tank and had metalsmiths convert it into something resembling the fuselage and cockpit of an A-7 Corsair jet fighter. The 'aircraft' was 6 ft long with shoulder harness and belt. It had a ' control ' stick that when pulled back sharply would release a arresting hook, preventing it from plunging through a hole in the O'Club wall then the newly constructed 4 ft. pool of water outside. The projectile's propulsion was provided by pressurized nitrogen tanks hooked up to a pressure manifold. The arrangement was powerful enough to propel the vehicle to 15 mph in the first two feet or an acceleration from zero to 15 m.p.h. in that distance. 

In their efforts to successfully engage the hook with an arresting wire, each pilot had 6 inches of control stick movement to 'play with.' The vehicle was named ' Red Horse One' in honor of the Skipper. A few successful pilots were held in high esteem their names were inscribed in gold letters on the Cubi O'Club 'Wall of Fame'. Reaction time had to be quick because the trap wire was only 14 feet from the nose of the projectile. Since the water in the pool was the only force stopping the vehicle, engineering minds and the Cubi Point Aircraft Repair Team, designed it to enter the water as quickly . . and as deeply as possible. The vehicle was retrieved from the water by a winch connected to a hook eye welded on the rear end of the ' A-7 projectile'. 

The first night the catapult was in operation it attracted a huge crowd. After it was declared safe, Rear Adm. Isaman was the first to ride the projectile. The Admiral manned the cockpit, saluted and was launched. A split second too early, he pulled to drop the tail hook. We all waited a probable quick ' skip and catch ' of the hook. It didn't happen.

Instead, the hook caught the rubber we had attached to the projectile's steel bumper just short of the arresting wire. To the disappointed howl of the junior officers, the hook tore rubber guard off the bumper and caught the wire. Hmmm No wet Admiral. Instead, Isaman became the first pilot to successfully ' trap ' the projectile 

After being presented with a bottle of champagne, Isaman's name was gold enshrined on the 'Wall of Fame.'  Later that night, some forty disgruntled carrier jocks blasted down the catapult before another pilot successfully trapped the projectile.  Word of the Cat quickly spread throughout Southeast Asia. The scenarios even attracted Air Force F-4 pilots from nearby Clark AFB. The Clark jocks all came swaggering in loudly claiming they were equal to the task. Much to the delight of the Navy onlookers none caught the wire.

Enlisted men operated and maintained the catapult during their off time and they were compensated from funds taken in for the operation of the 'Cat.' It cost nothing to ride the 'Cat' providing they successfully caught the wire. However, it cost five dollars if the 'pilot' penetrated the pool. Of the many dignitaries, who attempted to ride the 'Cat', was Navy's Under Secretary John Warner [Virginia's Senator; one of Elizabeth Taylor's husbands] He had heard of the Cubi CAT and requested to ride it. Word spread rapidly, that Secretary Warner was going to try his luck. The O'Club was soon packed shoulder to belly.

Before launch the Secretary was outfitted in white linen coveralls. And embossed on his back were bright red letters 'Red Horse Cat House.'  Amid cheers, the Secretary bravely launched and promptly catapulted through the hole in the wall into the water outside. He was catapulted five more times, but each time the Secretary had to be 'fished' out. To make it easier for the Secretary to catch the trap wire, each time, the Skipper surreptitiously adjusted the bumper plate about an inch aft each time. While Warner never noticed this WE ALL DID!   

After his fifth trip into the pool, Mr. Secretary shouted: "Red Horse! This just cannot be done!" By this time, the bumper mechanism had been adjusted rearward an additional foot from the arresting wire. So it had become an easy arrest for a carrier pilot with trap or two under his belt. Red Horse, in his spotless tropical whites, strapped in to show Mr. Secretary that, indeed, it could be done by a skilled aviator. But without Red Horse's knowledge, prior to his launch, a fun loving [non-career] junior officer kicked the bumper adjustment back to its original and much more difficult position. Red Horse launched and missed. And to John Warner's total delight, the Skipper in splendid whites shot through the hole in O'Club wall, settling ignominiously outside on the pool's bottom.

  The Secretary was so pleased with his experience he wouldn't remove his 'Red Dog' coveralls. And wringing wet, both of them sat down to lunch with their comfortably dry colleagues. Several hours later, still wearing his red lettered white coveralls, the Secretary boarded his aircraft. The 'Cat' and the 'Wall of Fame' are fond memories of men whose ingenuity who's hard work and hard play made the scenario a reality. And at Pensacola's U.S. Navy Air Museum, Cubi O'Club artifacts remain as Fleet legend. 

James (n) Ivory 84 Horton Av Valley Stream, NY 11581-3425 516-872-8725 (Cell 516-660-9815) Wasp 1959, Randolph 1960 d.8/23/2014 undiazgnosed illness; Ann C. (Connie); brother is Hugh Ivory


Henry E. Jackson, Jr PR2 FDR 1966-7 Roanoke, VA b.6/5/35; d.10/8/04 Saxe, VA

Larry N. Jackson Randolph 1956 b.8/24/38; d.9/15/79 Warren, MI

LCDR Neil B. Jackson VC-12 1951; FDR carqual 1953 LT(jg) b.12/4/1928 d.10/8/1990 m. to Marge; later widow is Christiane Y. Jackson b.1939 3802 Calibre Bend Apt 1502 Ln Winter Park, FL 32792 813-729-7650

Ralph Crista Jackson, Jr. 226 Ludlow St Portland, ME 04102-1808 207-774-5482 August 22, 1929 - May 10, 2016

Ralph Christa Jackson, Jr., 86, of Portland passed away Tuesday evening with his children by his side. He was born August 22, 1929 in Portland, Maine to Ralph C. Sr, and Kathleen (Putnam) Jackson. He attended Portland Schools and graduated from Deering High School, class of 1948. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After basic training, he attended Aviation Radioman's School and Flight Training in Norfolk, VA. Ralph served aboard the U.S.S. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, attaining the rank of Aviation Radioman First Class. He was attached to Torpedo Squadron VC 33, and  VC12  flying Grumman TBF Avenger and Douglas AD4N Skyraider aircraft...

LT Stephen J. Jacobchik 2428 Lake Letta Dr Avon Park, FL 33825 1315 LT(jg) Saipan 1950, LT 1952-3 Coral Sea; FDR carqual 1953; Wasp 1953. Became catapult expert in civilian life Cliss Catapults; b.2/1923; d.2/22/04 Annapolis, MD

Jacobs ALC Boxer 1953

Warren C. Jaeger, JrButch” 17 Belmont Bayshore, NY 11706 AE3 AN America 1966-7 b.10/15/46; d.2/20/94; Joan A

Alfred P. Janson 3131 Winchester Av #412 (or 506 9th Av) Ashland, KY 41101 606-325-2344 YN2 1952 b.8/32; d.4/5/2014; Mildred P,; Dtrs: Rosemary (Thlewes); Judith Ann

Francis J. Jasinski SN 1952 b.2/16/31 Mass; d.11/12/04 or Francis H. Jasinski b.3/22/31 PA; d.5/7/01

Paul Lee Jasperson 11417 108th St Anderson Island, WA 98303 253-884-9950 Intrepid 1956 AT; police officer; b.7/27/37; d.8/7/2009; Donna

Jack Franklin Jaynes 3013 N Britain Rd Irving, TX 75062 972-255-0114 ADR1 Randolph 1966 b.8/11/35; d.12/5/2000 Dallas

Fredric W. Jelinek Minneapolis, MN VC-12 1950 Saipan AN b.3/16/30; d.10/7/72

LT(jg) Burris Jenkins b.2/11/28; d.2/7/02 Smithtown, Long Island, NY

Clayton L. Jenkins, Jr HC Rt 1 Box 49 Grandin, MO 63943 573-593-4784 AN 1953 ran the gedunk, no cruise b.9/20/31; d.2/20/2012; Diana L

Earl L. Jenkins 1620 Furnace Dr Glen Burnie, MD 21060 ADRAN Saratoga 1963 b.9/18/42; d.12/12/05 Berlin, MD; Bunnie L. b.1947 11647 Beauchamp Rd Apt#68 Berlin, MD 21811-3181 410-641-5369

James A. Jennings 59 Jonathan St Providence, RI AN 1953 b.9/28/32; d.7/6/2000

James B. Jennings Riverside, CA AT3 Oriskany 1951 b.9/20/32; d.2/6/85

James Lewis Jennings 609 Rodney Dr Altamonte Springs, FL 32701; pilot became an NFO LT(jg) Essex 1966 b.12/6/41; d.2/12/02 d/c issued in Texas; Margaret Stevens Jennings b.11/44

Leroy Jennings 7032 Marvin Av Jacksonville, FL 32208 904-764-8024 AE1 Coral Sea 1955; Essex 1961 b.10/1/28; d.6/15/98 Miami; Ruth B

George Elden Jennison b.8/7/1926; d.9/23/1980 Bath, ME bur in Augusta

Steven Arthur Jepson Essex 1966 Riverton, WY b.5/15/41; d.12/2/98

Paul M. Jerard  FDR 1953, Ticonderoga 1953; Intrepid 1955 b.8/22/33; d.11/15/97 Cornish, NH

Frank J. Jicha, Jr AN Randolph 1965 b.9/9/44; d.11/18/72 Farmingdale, NY

Billy Joe Johns Ernies Acres Brazoria, TX 77422 979-964-3860 Tarawa 1951-2; b.6/5/34; d.7/31/2001 Austin, TX

LT Allen E. Johnson ENS LT(jg) NFO Forrestal 1964 Maintenance officer (mustang) b.5/27/35; d.10/29/85 Estacada, OR Sherwood & Salem, OR

George F. Johnson ATC Bennington 1953 became electrical engineer; b.11/3/23; d.4/3/94 East Greenwich, RI

James M. Johnson Bowling Green, KY Coral Sea 1956; Forrestal 1958 b.2/6/37; d.4/7/95 in KY

Robert C. Johnson Columbia, SC b.3/9/31; d.1/6/10 Boxer 1950 AT3 Midway 1950 1952

Robert E. Johnson AD2 1952-4 Bennington 1953-4 b.2/15/33; d.9/21/02 Bristol, CT

Bruce Ellis Johnston ALC 1953 Illinois b.4/11/13; d.1/14/70 DFC

LT(jg) David R. Johnston pilot ran off runway 8/1/55; 1956 took a degree in Barley production in Minneapolis in 1958 Brewing or teaching?; b.1/11/31; d.5/30/99 Greenville, AL bur in Annville, PA; Elizabeth J. 4836 S Mt Zion Rd Greenville, AL 36037-8307 334-382-2753 b.1/11/31; d.5/30/99

Frank Charles “Hoss” Johnston, Sr Box 836 Marshall, NC AT1 Saratoga 1963 b.1/3/1935; d.9/3/2004; Aleta T. Johnston b.2/1947; sons: Frank C. Jr c Cindy Jean Johnston b.1974 & David Edw. Johnston

Bob Joe “B.J.” Jones ADAN-ABM3 Randolph 1954 b.1936; d.6/15/2013 Sioux Falls, SD Guitarist with Blue Mountain Eagle (middle guy in photo)

Dennis L. Jones 7164 Millers Glen Way Memphis, TN 38125 b.10/1948 AN Wasp 67 b.10/22/48; d.3/1/2011 Houston

LCDR Donald Parks Jones O-in-C Essex June 1961 DFC, Purple Heart x 2 b.6/27/26; d.8/5/89 Bryan, TX; Son: Gregory Jonesx2

George W. Jones, Jr AD2 Randolph 1954 b.1929; d.12/16/2006

GEORGE "RUN RUN" JONES 1929 - 2006 George Wendell "Run Run" Jones passed away suddenly in Alameda, CA on December 16, 2006 at the age of 77. He is survived by his daughter, Wendy; his son, Tom; his sisters, Ilo Ristau and Beverly Jones, and his former wife, Peggy Jones, as well as many nieces and nephews and the Raider Nation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund Roscoe and Muriel Lee (Bartlett) Jones; his brother, Edmund Jones and sisters, Daisy Humphrey and Monterey Ristau. He lived an accomplished life, serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, becoming a roller-derby star with the Bay Area Bombers in the 50's and 60's and serving as the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders clubhouse assistant for the last 43 years. Of the many successes he had shared in, he was most proud of his children and his three Superbowl rings. Born in Coal Valley, IL, he became a long-time resident of the Bay Area in 1954

CDR James Edwin “Ed” Jones Asst O-in-C LCDR Wasp 1967 b.6/1930 ENS 1951 in VP-40 Bainbridge, GA; AL later or b.5/13/26; d.1994 Lubbock, TX or b.3/21/27; Fort Worth; d.1993 Comal, TX

CDR Jenus B. Jones Saratoga 1961-2; Randolph 1963 b.11/5/24; d.5/10/96 Virginia Beach, VA bur Arlington Natl Cem

Laverne H. Jones ADR1 1953 b.1/15/22; d.2/7/1981 Maplewood, MN; Roberta E. b.1918; d.1950

Milton (n) Jones Ti 1953 b.7/18/21; d. 6/76 Berlin, NH

James (n) Jonski ADR3 Saratoga 1962; Det 14 Enterprise 1962-3, Forrestal Apr ’64 b.7/5/27; d.10/84 Albany, GA

Russell H. Jordan AN b.8/16/42 Indiana; d.2/8/03 Independence 1960-1

CAPT Stephen Walter Jordan O-in-C Randolph 1965; CO VAW-78 in 1968 b.9/5/32; d.6/17/00 in Annapolis; bur Naval Academy Cem; Anne Day Jordan 1102 Dreams Landing Way Annapolis, MD 21401-1032 410-841-5419

Richard Jorday got out after first tour and died after a crop dusting aircraft accident in 1968; Pilot America 1967; VAW-122

James T. Jorgensen AM3 1962 b.6/2/40; d.4/6/03 Chicago

Robert G. "Bo" Judd 243 Fairway Rd. Rotonda West, FL 33947 941-828-0304 Intrepid 1958, USNA '55 b.10/2/31; d.12/26/13; Edie

 Robert G. "Bob" Judd, 82, beloved husband of Edith Lorenson "Edie" Judd, died  Dec. 26, 2013. He was born Oct. 2, 1931, in Bristol, to Chester K. and Leila (nee Herold) Judd. Bob graduated from Bristol High School Class of '49, and from the United States Naval Academy, Class of '55, and proudly served as a Naval Aviator. Upon completing a distinguished Naval career, Bob and Edie settled in Rhode Island where Bob worked as a plant engineer. After his retirement from Hasbro, the Judds relocated from Rhode Island to Southwest Florida where they continued to enjoy a full and rich life. Bob's love of family and friends, his wit and wisdom, strong and quiet guidance will be sorely missed by all who knew him.He was a member of the Englewood United Methodist Church. In addition to his loving wife of 58 years, he is survived by five children, Janis Lee (Patrick) Sullivan, Robert A. Judd, Steven R. (Sharon) Judd, Jerilyn J.(David) Majeika and Brian E. (Barbara) Judd; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Betty Johnson and Marge Jabs, and brother Richard Judd. He was predeceased by a brother, Chester K. Judd II. 

 Marion O. Judkins ALC 1953-6 b.12/11/1920; d.8/23/1992 Sellersville, PA; Son: Max O. Judkins 137 Normandy Dr Vacaville, CA 95687-5944 707-446-1794

Roger C. Juergens 5313 Old Goodrich Rd Clarence, NY 14031 716-741-3511 AA Essex 1958 d.3/25/03; son: Marc

Thomas L. Junker AMH1 Box 102 (422 N 2nd St) Indianola, NE 69034-0102 308-364-2753 Essex 1961; b.7/5/1937; d.12/15/2008


Ronald Lee Kable 30160 Point Lookout Rd Mechanicsville, MD 20659-6247 301-884-5783 AT2 Essex 1961 d.3/14/2015 Georgetown Univ Hospital, bur Kalamazooo, MI

LCDR Robert Harvey Kaetzel LT O-in-C Wasp 1952 FDR 1953-4 b.2/23/23; d.2/4/86 Charlottesville, VA bur Arlington Natl Cem

LCDR Edward R. Kaiser, Jr 2444 Pitchfork Way Virginia Beach, VA 23456-6024 757-301-2729 LT(jg) Independence 1962; Enterprise 1963 d.10/23/12 Parkinson’s disease; Teresa Manus Kaiser

As an AWACS pilot in the Navy, he was attached to the Enterprise during its maiden voyage around the world. Ed became an entrepreneur with the opening of Bay Camping in 1967. As CEO, he was named Small Businessman of the Year by the Virginia Small Business Administration in 1973 and was honored by the American Cancer Society for his contributions and active support. Ed graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineer­ing in 1957 from University of Louisville and a Masters in Personnel Administration from George Washington University in 1967. Ed en­joyed the outdoors, whether it was walking the beaches of Sandbridge or the high desert mountains of the Southwest. He is survived by sons, John Kaiser and Edward Raymond Kaiser III; daughters, Cathy Sheeder, Mary Pat Casey, Ann Kaiser, Jeanne Kaiser Wernert and Barbara Kaiser Pigg.

 Robert H. Kaltenbach Box 328 Pewaukee, WI 53072-0328 AN Essex 1960-1; friend of Lamarre b.1940; d.1/24/1993 Milwaukee, WI Theatrical agent and producer; Son: Rbt H b.1977 W240 N2340 E Parkway Meadow Cirn 262—523-0015 (msg 11/12/2008-no reply)

William F. ("Bill") Kaluske, Jr 1924 Prairie Parkway SW Grand Rapids, MI 49509 is now William M. Kaluske b.1971  Work: 800 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503-1445 616-242-5153 Sem Resource Capital; Mary M. Kaluske b.6/59 7903 Oak Tree Ln Hudsonville, MI 49426

Peter Kandylakes ADRC(AW) VC-12 1951 1188 Montgomery St Chicopee, MA 01013 b.1/20/1919; d.12/4/2001

William F. Kane, Jr AN Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.4/22/32; d.10/4/2008 Saratoga, NY

Charles H. Kaough ATC 1953 b.12/24/23; d.2/16/2006 San Diego

Robert S. Karmitz ADAN 1953 b.6/18/31; d.11/76 age 45 Forest City, PA

Joseph Patrick Kearney 8 Ashlawn Rd Malvern, PA 19355-1102 610-644-3932 LT(jg) pilot 1957-8 Randolph b.3/12/32; d.1/11/05; Dolores A

 Joe, born and raised in Conshohocken, was the son of the late William and Anna McTamney Kearney. He graduated from LaSalle High School, class of 1950, and LaSalle University in 1954.
After serving in the U.S. Navy as an aviator for four years, he continued his service in the reserves at Willow Grove NAS while starting his career with Johnson & Johnson.
He worked his entire career with Johnson & Johnson, starting as a salesman and advancing to be the charter National Director of Sales of the newly formed Orthopedics company. He retired in 1993 after 35 years. He was an avid golfer and longtime member of Chester Valley Golf Club, at one time serving as President. Joe is survived by his wife, Dolores of 49 years; sons, Colin of Staunton, Va., Christopher of San Diego, Calif., Scott of Newtown Square; and daughter, Karen of Malvern.

 Philip Melvin Keck AECS AE1 1951 b.2/2/25; d.9/23/62 Lake Mary, FL

LT(jg) William James Keith LDO b.7/11/23; d.12/18/00 age 77 VABCH bur Andover, MA

William James "Bill" Keith, 77, of Virginia Beach, Va. and formerly of Andover, died Monday, Dec. 18 in Virginia. Born in Andover, he served in the Navy during World War II, and he worked as a treasurer and manager of the Virginia Beach Postal Credit Union for 25 years. He also worked as a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a former deacon at the Lynnhaven Presbyterian Church and attended Thalia Lynn Baptist Church. Members of his family include his wife of 55 years, Gladys M. Keith of Virginia Beach; a son, Andrew M. and his wife Grace of Crawfordville, Fla.; daughters, Linda K. Smith, Judith M. K. Wells and her husband Ralph, and Ginger K. Boetcher and her husband Ray, all of Virginia Beach; sisters, Dorothy Gordon of Lawrence, and Joan Logan of Andover; a brother, Hector Keith of Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren

LCDR Thomas Dixon Keller 541 Sea Gull Dr Satellite Beach, FL 32973 321-773-7463 LT Plankowner 1948-54 Kearsarge 1951; Maintenance officer Tarawa 1953-4 Later XO VAW-33 b.11/13/22; d.8/12/06; Joyce; Sons: Paul S. & Peter S. & Dtr: Pamela S

William C. Keller AN 1952; b.8/11/31; d.2/9/10 mechanic Pueblo, CO; Theona d.2009

LT(jg) Charles L. Kelly American Indian fm Mobile, AL; John Topa & Al Parnell went to his funeral in Norfolk ENS Intrepid 1964; Randolph 1965

Dawson D. Kelly, Jr AA 1953 b.11/29/30; d.1/29/09 Raleigh, NC; Patricia Goodman Kelly b.1930; d.2005

Harold Mikkel Kelly Albuquerque, NM LT(jg) pilot ENS 1325 Boxer 1953; Wright 1954; Intrepid 1955 b.1930; d.11/12/86; Lois Lane Kelly; Son: Mikkel Harold Kelly b.1955 7861 Osceola St Westminster, CO 80030-4437 303-430-1461 managing editor Metro North Newspapers; Suzanne Michele b.1966

Since 1981, Kelly served as a consultant for health organizations in the state and as a real estate broker. From 1961 until 1974, he was executive vice president and administrator of Bataan Memorial Methodist Hospital. He later was executive vice president of the Lovelace-Bataan Medical Center and vice chairman of the Lovelace-Bataan Health Program.
    Kelly founded the Health Maintenance Organization while at Bataan Memorial, which late became the Lovelace Health Plan.
    Kelly was a carrier-based officer in the U.S. Navy and an aviator. He attended the University of Minnesota on a football scholarship, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a Master’s of Hospital Administration. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
    After college, Kelly became assistant administrator and instructor at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. and an administrative resident at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
    He came to New Mexico in 1961 and was an administrator at the University of New Mexico, Cancer Research and Treatment Center and at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. He was named head of the New Mexico Hospital Consortium in 1978.
    His other professional affiliations included president of the New Mexico Hospital Association, the Albuquerque Area Hospital Council and the New Mexico League for Nursing.
    He served on the board of Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the New Mexico Foundation for Medical Care’s Professional Standards Review Organization. He also was a preceptor for the University of California at Berkley graduate program in hospital administration.
    Kelly was a loyal University of New Mexico Lobo basketball fan and booster. He supported the Santa Fe Opera Guild and the Albuquerque Symphony. He also enjoyed free time at the family’s condominium in the mountains near Taos.
    Kelly is survived by his wife, Lois Lane Kelly; one daughter, Ann Kelly Anderson and her husband Jim of Denver; two sons, Mikkel Kelly of St. Paul, Minn. and Thomas Brian Kelly of Albuquerque; two sisters, Coleen M. Kelly of Idaho Springs, Caryl K. Pierson of Minneapolis, Minn,; two brothers, Daniel L. Kelly of Grand Forks, N.D. and Hugh J. Kelly of Washington, D.C.; and his first wife, Mary Ellen Amberg Kelly

Robert S. Kelly ADRAN Saratoga 1966 ADJ3 Wasp 1959-60 b.1946 NY; d.5/3/91 Dekalb, GA

Ralph Moore Kelsay AMH1 1961 b.5/20/29; d.11/1981 Exeter, RI

Michael K. “Mike” Kelsey ADJ2 Forrestal 1966 b.10/15/45; d.6/7/2011 Tangipahoa, LA

Jack Gordon Kelty Stillwater, OK USS Wright 1951 b.3/14/29; d.4/6/2010; Marie Sandy

Jack G. Kelty of Stillwater passed from this life April 6, 2010, at the age of 81. Family will greet friends at Strode Funeral Home from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2010, in Fairlawn Cemetery with Pastor John Chaffin officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jack was born northwest of Pawnee in a rural community March 14, 1929, to Charles W. and Margaret (Price) Kelty.
He served in the United States Navy from 1946-1948 aboard the U.S.S. Huntington.
On Aug. 16, 1950, he married his wife, Marie Sandy in Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma, USA.
In 1953 they moved to Dover, Ohio, where Jack worked for the Nickle Plate Railroad returning to Stillwater in 1954. He worked in the oil field for some time and Stillwater Monument Co. carving monuments.
He graduated from a heating/ac school and bought out the B & L Tin Shop, later selling it to his son.
He is preceded in death by an infant son, Kenneth Arlin; parents, Charles and Margaret; four brothers, Harvey Kelty, Paul Kelty, Charles Kelty, and John Kelty; three sisters, Irene Stone, Dorothy Tillman, and Margaret Richardson.
He is survived by his wife, Marie, of the home; one son, Dennis Kelty, of Stillwater, Okla.; one daughter, Diana Kelty, of Perkins, Okla.; one sister, Wanda Auten, of Tulsa; one grandson, Kyle Kelty; one granddaughter, Kristi Bumpas; and one great granddaughter, Bailey Bumpas.
Honorary pallbearers will be Greg Hanson, Brian Adam, Rich Kirby, Jerrold Leong, James Carley, and Larry McCroskey.

James Bobby Kemp AT2 1960-62 Little Rock b.11/17/36; d.11/8/98 Bonnerdale, AR (Hot Springs)

John W. Kent AD2 Lake Champlain 1953 b.4/13/30; d.9/5/04 Guthrie Center, IA

Hugh A. Kenyon ADC Hornet b.4/14/1920; d.5/1982 Los Angeles bur in RI

John Thomas Keogh 3604 Georgia St Apt 309 San Diego, CA 92103 AD1 flew with Randle to Pittsburgh 1952; Lake Champlain 1953; b.1/17/25; d.7/15/02; Leah

Joseph Kenneth Kepple, Sr AN b 3/24/32, d.9/2/97 Huntsville, AL Was with LCDR Baring in AD5W crash 6/25/53; Rita “Goldie” Lambly Kepple; Son: JKK, Jr b.1950; d.7/11/2011 New Orleans; Vasilia (Vassie) Morley Kepple

Gerald L. Kerchal 933 S 14th Ord, NE 68862-9633 308-728-5213 Independence 1964-5; FDR 1966-7; b.6/16/43; d.1/29/07; Carolyn; dtr, 2 sons, 3 grandchildren

Estel E. Kerley PRC 1954; Faye H. d.6/10/2011 age 86 Knoxville, TN                                                   Estele b.1915 Sevier, TN is a woman

Robert E. Kerr b.6/26/1907; d.3/9/2001 San Diego

Leo T. Kershaw Meredith, NH 1951 ATC Siboney 1951 b.10/3/34 Preston, ID; d.7/8/2003

William R. Kershlis, Jr. 494 Opal Ln Grants Pass, OR 97526-9726 541-479-1081 ENS 1355 1957 FDR; later pilot training; left navy as LCDR, joined NY ANG flew F-86 & F-4 as major during graduate study at Cornell b.8/14/32; d.10/30/07

Donald L. Kersten 8229 East Van Buren Dr Pittsburg, PA 15237-4405 412-367-4725 YN2 1958-59 Vice Pres USS Leyte Assn; d.12/21/08; Katherine

LT(jg) Robert T. Keys Forrestal 1961; Randolph 1962 fm Sardis, MS b.6/25/31; d.1/1992 Mississippi

William W. Kidder AMH3 Forrestal 1966-7 b.10/29/46; d.3/29/03 Reno, NV

CDR Ken Kier d.2/10/2002 age 80. CDR Kier became a Naval Aviator, receiving his wings on November 18, 1942. He served in several Navy squadrons, including the famous Night All-Weather Fighter Squadron, and as 9th Commanding Officer of VAW-12 (1961-2.) In 1962, CDR Kier joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA while on active duty with the Navy. Following retirement in 1965, he became NASA's representative to the Department of Defense in the establishment and operations of NASA's Contract Administration Liaison Office with the Defense Contract Administration Services organization. He later served as the Director of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. He received several Outstanding Performance Awards, as well as the Apollo Achievement Award for his service to the nation as a member of the team which advanced the nation's capabilities in aeronautics and space. b.11/18/1921 Rocky Hill, CT. He attended the Naval Line School in Monterey, CA, and the Armed Forces Staff College. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Science degree from George Washington University. He was Commodore of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club Association, 1989-1990, and served on the Virginia State Boating Advisory Committee for over five years; Burial Arlington National Cemetery; Jeanne

Richard C. Killam 6544 Pima Mine Rd Sahuarita, AZ 85629 ADAN Lake Champlain 1953, AD2 Randolph 1954 b.1930 Boston; d.10/24/95; Carole A. b.1935, Deborah A. b.1952  Son: RCK, Jr 3322 HC 70 Sahuarita AZ 85629-9303

James Vernon King AMS1 1965 AMS2 Poss. b.8/27/37; d.3/15/97 Racine WV 

Ronald Dean King AA-AN Essex 1961 b.3/20/1943; d.2/20/86 in VA d/c in IL

Edwin L. Kingen BN2 1951 FDR 1953 b.3/7/28; d.8/21/1996 Missouri

Edwin L. Kingen BN2 1951 FDR 1953 b.3/7/28; d.8/21/1996 Missouri

Robert J. Kingsley 4021 Oldwyck Dr Janesville, WI 53546 608-756-2094 AE1 1948-53 b.3/11/31; d.4/4/2004 Janesville, WI

ENS Donald T. Kinsley 1325 1953 carqual cruise Wasp b.10/8/31; d.9/4/2000 Bowling Green, VA; Ardyce V. b.1936

Robert Joe Kirk fm Bristol, TN; 1828 Palomino Clarksville, TN 37042 AD 1963 b.1942; d.2005; Janice

LCDR William A. Kivelle LT(jg) NAOC Independence 1960, Randolph 1962 former ATC b.9/5/26; d.7/29/1993 Highway 78E Holly Springs, MS 662-551-168 son’s address now same name Williams Concrete and Construction Co; Bette Joe Jackson Kivelle b.1929; d.12/26/09

CDR Dale R. Klaessy PO Box 73 (123 W Soo St) Parkers Prairie, MN 56361 LT(jg) pilot 1951-2 Mindoro; Wasp 1952 d.9/14/2012 (Lou Lomheim attended funeral 9/24 in Fergus Falls.)

Harry D. Klay AD1 Randolph 1956 b.2/17/21; d.1/30/02 Orlando

Thomas E. Klein ADJ3 1966 America 1966-7 b.5/9/46; d.12/21/05; Karen L. (Simas)

James F. Klekotka 292 Kent Rd Warminster, PA 18974-3716 215-675-6511 Ticonderoga 1953-5 d.12/26/2013; Eleanor C

Eugene Nicholas Klem 16275 Garner Av W Rosemount, MN 55068 AT1 Randolph 1965-6 b.5/6/1936 Pembina, ND; d.10/14/2010 pancreas cancer; Navy 20 yrs; FAA 19 yrs; Mother: Dora b.8/12/04 Manitoba; d.3/9/09 age 104

Donald W. Kline AD1 1953 b.3/31/26; d.10/16/94 Southgate, MI

Joseph C. Kling, Jr 26 Fischer Dr Apt C North Kingstown, RI 02857-2856 401-884-7518 AD1 Wasp 1958 b.3/9/1928; d.11/25/13; Theresa Mary (Cummings) b.8/3/1928 Providence; d.12/1/2012

 Joseph C. Kling, Jr., 85, of North Kingstown passed away happily in his chair Monday, November 25, 2013. He was the husband of the late Theresa M. (Cummings) Kling
Born in Mobile, AL, he was the son of the late Joseph C. and Betty Lee (Catlin) Kling
A twenty year Veteran of the US Navy, Mr. Kling served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion Post 12 and the Fleet Reserve Branch 42
After his retirement from the Navy, he worked at Carter's 19th Hole at the North Kingstown Golf Course, where he was known as "Joe the bartender" and was also a longtime member
He leaves three children, Joseph C. Kling, III of MA, Patrick L. Kling of Hendersonville, NC and Theresa M. Kling of Providence; two sisters, Betty Lee Parry of PA and Peggy Nadine Iber of Alexandria, VA; five grandchildren, Patrick Roth, Cody, Joseph IV, John and James Kling

Charles S. Klinger ALAN 1954 b.3/19/30 d.3/23/96 West Warwick, RI; Eileen T. b.1931 51 Lowell ST West Warwick, RI 02893-4107 401-823-8216 

LCDR William H. Kmetz 107 Chestnut St  Florence, MA 01062 413-584-8647 Forrestal 1961; b.8/1/25; d.5/15/01; Florence R

CDR Harry Knicklebine Pensacola, FL LCDR O-in-C Midway 1950 b.5/22/18; d.1/2/05 bur Barrancas Natl Cem; Barbara (Shrout) b.8/28/1925; d.10/142009

1925 - 2009
Barbara Nickelbine died on October 14, 2009 in Pensacola, Florida.
She was born August 28, 1925 in El Paso, Texas to George Louis Strauss and Hazel Jennens Strauss. Her parents, sister, Pauline Strauss Plumbley; her eldest son, Thomas A. Shrout III; and stepdaughter, Susan K. Cope, preceded her in death.
She graduated from El Paso High School in 1941 and attended Texas Western University until her marriage to Thomas A. Shrout, Jr. in 1943. He was an 82nd Airborne Divisions Paratrooper who saw action from D-Day in Normandy through all 82nd Division engagements until the end of World War II. Upon his return, they lived in El Paso until Rocket Research was transferred from Fort Bliss, Texas to Redstone Arsenal, Alabama in 1950.
She continued her education at the University of Alabama, Huntsville while also being employed at Redstone Arsenal. She joined the Army Ballistic Missile Agency when it was activated in March 1956 and then transferred to the US Army Missile Command when ABMA became NASA. During her career she was privileged to attend many fine military schools including the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, and she was an Honors graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
After their retirement in 1977, they became active in Community Service until Mr. Shrout's death in 1983. She continued to devote many hours as a Red Cross volunteer to Huntsville Hospital until she moved to Pensacola in 1986 to marry Cdr. Harry Knickelbine. He had just retired after a distinguished Naval Career followed by Naval Jr. ROTC Instructor at Escambia High School. Cdr. Knickelbine died in 2005. 
Mrs. Knickelbine is survived by three children, two step-children, seven grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren: Thomas A. Shrout, III's children are Jessica Simmons, her husband, Paul, and their daughter, Katherine; Naval Lt. Cdr. Amy Shrout and Thomas A. Shrout IV; George Roderick Shrout, his wife, Lorene, and their daughters, Lori and Jennifer Justice, her husband Bart, and son, David; Dr. David P. Shrout and his wife, Karen; Barbara S. Payne, her husband, Dr. Henry H. Payne, and their daughter, Nichole; Michael R. Knickelbine, his wife, Vicky, their daughter, Jessica, and son, Aiden; Susan K. Cope and her daughters, Marine Lt. Col. Sarah Cope and Katie Collins, her husband, Gordon, and their five sons, Don, Brad, Joe, Mac, and Sam.

Ronald A. “Ron” Knipfer ACM b.7/9/31; d.2/23/89 Madison, WI Bon Homme Richard 1951-2; 21 years in US Navy; Janet R. (Braaten) b.1937; d.2014

Charles L. “Chuck” Knowles AT3 VC-12 Saipan 1950 AT Oriskany 1951 b.6/16/29 Cleveland, OH; d.5/25/92 Cleveland Heights, OH  

Ernest Ronald Knowlton AO2 8325 Axson St Jacksonville, FL 32221-1653 904-781-1401 Bennington 1954-5 b.12/12/1930; d.11/9/87; Marilyn M. b.1935

CAPT Albert E. Knutson (Viking & Knute) 21 Carriage Ln New Orleans, LA 70114 504-367-8436 LT on Coral Sea 1953 & 1954 Ohio State; d.11/24/00 Bur at Barrancas National Cemetery Pensacola; Doris

Robert R. Kobel 202 Beaver Dam Rd Islip, NY 11751-1908 AD2 Bennington 1955-6 b.2/9/34; d.5/1/2012

Michael Allen (Mike) Kobilansky Polson, MT AA Det 14; Saratoga 1962; Randolph 1963 b.3/9/44 Detroit; d.9/19/2014; Son: MAK, Jr 149 NE 18th St Homestead, FL 33030-4520 786-601-7128

 Michael was born in Detroit MI on March 9th, 1944 to Irene Hayden and Michael “Spotty” Martin.  Irene soon married, Peter Kobilansky who adopted Michael. He was an only child.  Michael attended Catholic boarding schools in Canada until High School.  He graduated from Lincoln High School in Detroit and soon after starting college at the University of Michigan.  He changed course by joining the Navy.  Michael became an accomplished swimmer and lifeguard.  He married his first sweetheart, Margie Cashon and they had one son, Michael Kobilansky, Jr. during their short marriage.In 1967 Michael met, fell in love with and married Barbara Matkovich. Michael became a committed Step Father to her five children. Michael and Barbara added two more children to the family, Jay Clayton  and Peter Allen.  In 1972 Michael and Barbara moved their family to Montana.  Together they made their home in the North Crow area of Ronan on a 20-acre ranch.   Soon Michael’s Mother, Irene Kobilansky, and first son, Jr. joined the family in Ronan.  Michael would recall many fond memories, talking about swimming at Flathead Lake or camping at Cold Creek in the Swan.  Whether gathering firewood, fishing, rodeo announcing, or supporting 4-H, Boy Scouts, or local sporting events, Kobie made sure his large family was always busy.  He and Barbara even managed the Pony Palace for a time to keep the kids busy while riding horses. Kobie had a true love for all sports following his children to their sporting events, he could always be found not to far from the sidelines cheering.   He participated as a coach and umpire for Little League and Girls’ Softball, refereed wrestling matches and often times traveled on a team bus as a chaperone.   Kobie enjoyed riding horses and team roping.  He was a talented header and would spend many hours teaching all the kids how to rope and ride, spur a bull or run the barrels.  Michael worked as a police officer in Detroit and Ronan before starting his own drywall business, Kobie Drywall.  He loved photography and turned that passion into another business, Kobie Photos.  Mike was always trying something new or talking about another great idea to help support the large family.In 1994 Kobie returned to Michigan after his 23 year marriage to Barbara ended.  He took up trap shooting, reconnected with old friends and schoolmates while making many more friends.   In 2010 he was diagnosed with cancer and in 2012 decided to return to Montana with his best friend, Bailey.  Kobie enjoyed two good years with his family and friend’s love and support.  He peacefully passed shortly after spending time with all eight of his children.

Charles David Koeth 204 Holly Branch Dr Holly Springs, NC 27540-8608 919-552-3687 Elect AT1 1952-1955 N3HFW N2VJW N4CDK b.7/15/31; d.11/3/2013 melanoma; Lois A. b.1933; Son: CDK, Jr; Dtrs: Lauren, Donna (David Sloma)

Robert J. Kohut b.1/25/28; d.3/15/90 Norwood, MA divorced Vickie J. 1969 or b.9/15/28; d.3/7/2012 Appleton, WI

   John Paul Kolin, Sr ALC b.12/13/1919; d.5/20/1999 cancer San Diego; Norma K. b.1922; d.2001; Dtr is

Michael John Kolter 7991 S Jackson Rd Jackson, MI 49201-8367 517-796-0455  b.9/22/1947; d.3/23/2009 AMSAA Saratoga 1966; Edith Helen

G. N. Koppenhaven AMC VC-12 1949-50-52

LT Bronco Kosanovich VC-12 1952-5 Randolph 1954 detachment b.9/5/1926; d.12/12/93 a myocardial infarction in Annapolis, MD Bur in Aliquippa, PA

Richard Earl Kosola 23724 County Rd 492 Bovey, MN 55709-8545 218-245-2729 b.8/2/41; d.1/3/2006; ADRAN 1962; Donna M. b.1943

Walter F. Koundry b.1/19/42; d.6/10/03 Bridgeport, CT ATN3 Enterprise 1962 & 1963

Raymond R. Kowal 1016 42nd Av Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-8253 954-426-3173 AD3 Leyte 1951 master plumber b.1/22/30; d.3/15/2015; Caroline A

Paul M. Kozar Chula Vista, CA Leyte 1951 AD1 b.6/28/14; d.9/9/07; Flora

Paul M. Kozar, 93 of Chula Vista died of natural causes on September 9th.
Paul was born June 28, 1914 in Donora, PA.
He served in the Navy during WWII. He lived in New Milford, NJ until moving to Chula Vista in 1978. He was employed as a sheet metal worker and retired from the American Can Co., Brooklyn, NY after 23 years in 1971.
Paul is survived by Flora, his beloved wife of over 64 years; sisters Cecile Rosendale and Josephine Vikartovky; daughter Irene Garrison and her husband Floyd; son, Paul Kozar and his wife Betty; four grandchildren, Corrine Donsbach, Darrell Banicki, Paul and Steven Kozar.

Henry R. Kraemer AMAN 1952 b.9/25/30; d.5/28/10 8605 Arbutus Ct Greendale, WI 53129

Larry Matthew Krause Forrestal 1966 AK3 b.4/8/1942; d.11/8/94 Montgomery AL

Theodore W. Krei AE2 1962 Thorp, WI b.7/1/41; d.9/18/05

Herbert F. Kretmar b.1/29/37; d.4/30/07 AD2 Saratoga 1958; Son, Michael J. Kretmar 9787 E Pebble Creek Ct Inverness, FL 34450-1940 352-344-8497

Jack Winston Kroger, Jr ADRC Pensacola, FL ADR1 Randolph 1965-6; b.3/15/30; d.9/8/77 bur Barrancas Natl Cem; Martha 1852 US Hywy 27 S Avon Park, FL 33825

Ples W. Kropp ADR3 123 Cactus Grove Hawkins, TX 75765 903-769-5348 Coral Sea 1956; Saratoga 1957 Later E-4 in Air Force and Texas Air National Guard; b.3/29/37; d.2/2/2006 Hawkins, TX; Son: Ples W. Kropp, Jr PO Box Mount Enterprise, TX 75681-0165 903-822-3890    

Robert C. Krukowski 9334 Summerbreeze Ter New Port Richey, FL 34655-1160 727-372-3945 AT3 1953 b.1931; d.12/24/2015; Dolores K. b.1933

Milton A. Krumrey SN Wasp 1961; Forrestal 1961 Bellville, TX b.6/1940; d.8/13/05; Jacqueline M b.2/13/1944; d.12/10/01 Waller, TX 77484

Frank Kudlack b.7/1/45; d.5/1986 Plainville, NY police officer killed on duty; America 1966-7

George D. Kuhns 303 River Run Greenwich, CT 06831 203-531-0006 b.4/1934 SN 1953 b.1/25/33; d.4/23/08 Bailey, NC

John Winfield Kuhns AMS3 Essex 1967 b.6/13/39; d.2/24/01 buried in PA; Judy Elizabeth 3738 First Av Edgewater, MD 21037 301-261-4280 Also 215 Pringle Cir #B Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 904-529-7236 NIS; Son: 10256 Zayante Rd Felton, CA 95018 831-335-3084; Jennifer

Reinhold J. Kuntz AT1 Essex 1966 b.3/19/1918; d.7/83 Grand Island, NY; Doris J. b.9/2/27; d.7/23/06 Lockport, NY

William F. Kushner Plankowner VC-12 pilot 1948-9 b.10/1/24; d.6/15/86 Linn Co, IA

Joseph A. Kutsko 1113 Centre St Shenandoah, PA 17976 570-462-2955 AMS3 FDR 1965, Wasp 1966 b.6/26/44; d.5/21/07; Margaret A

George S. Kyvelos SN 1952 b.6/18/32; d.8/28/2008 Worcester, MA


Eldred Wallace Labombard AMS3 Essex 1961-2 b.7/14/39 in Plattsburg, NY; d.3/15/98 Bradford, TN bur Plattsburg, NY 

LT(jg) John Alfred LaBoone, Jr. Lake Champlain 1958-9; Saratoga 1960 28 years in the Navy b.4/1/26; d.3/21/91 South Carolina; Mattie; son: Rodney Ashley LaBoone Lyons, GA 912-526-7338

Merrill Gordon Labor PO Box 301 Derbyline, VT 05830 (Beebe Rd Derby, VT 05829) 802-766-5564 ADJ3 Essex 1961 b.10/23/38; d.1/25/10 Summer residence: Lake Parker W Glover, VT 05875 802-525-3721

Patrick Joseph Lafferty 3520 Weiss St Apt 4 Saginaw, MI 48602-3301 989-791-1184 Enterprise 1962-3 LT(jg) pilot Ret fm Len Sigler instruments, b.4/3//1938; d.2/15/16; Brother: Michael (Amy Sue) Lafferty 430 Cranbrook Dr Saginaw, MI 48638-5749 989-792-0970

Supply Officer on the 1963 Med Cruise and as PIC on a night flight after coming aboard he walked into a prop and was severely injured. He lost an arm, an eye, and some brain tissue from the frontal lobe. After rehab at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital he went to another Naval Hospital in the Great Lakes area.

 I remember clearly that tragic event on board. Patrick's plane landed just before the one I was in.  His plane was spotted and then ours was next to it. Patrick exited his plane to determine why the signal to cut his engines hadn't been given. Instead of turning to his left to go around the tail, he turned to his right and walked under the wing. You know what a flight deck is like at night.  It seems that the prop  aught his arm first and he was looking up at the prop which then hit his head. I remember Patrick lying on the deck, screaming and his head split open.  -Mabey

Patrick J. Lafferty 4/3/1938 - 2/15/2016 Saginaw, Michigan Passed away peacefully on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw. He was 77 years old. Patrick Joseph Lafferty was born on April 3, 1938 in Saginaw, MI to the late George A. and Josephine (Schrems) Lafferty. Pat graduated from St. Andrew High School in 1956. He then attended the University of Louisville on a Navy ROTC scholarship, and after graduation he attended flight school in New Iberia, Louisiana. Upon receiving his wings, Pat flew off the USS Enterprise. After leaving the Navy, Pat attended Michigan State University and received a teaching degree and then taught school both in Michigan and Ohio. Pat has spent the last twenty-two years residing in Saginaw. Pat is survived by two brothers: Thomas Lafferty and Michael (Amy) Lafferty; two nephews: Daniel and Mathew Lafferty. Pat also has three step children, Ellen Fakes, Jeff May, and Chris May.

George H. LaForcade (Frenchy) ADRC Essex 1961 b.4/18/22; d.5/24/2001 Seekonk, MA

Duncan M. Laidlaw 134 Catalina Cir Apt C Hot Springs National Park, AR 71913-8235 501-525-3917 LT(jg) 1957-1959 Randolph 1958; b.11/12/33; d.10/7/2009; Nancy

Thomas Laird AD3 1953 b.1/3/33; d.12/84 Atlantic City, NJ

RADM Julian Strong Lake, III LCDR XO VC-12 1950 1950 b.6/13/22; d.3/20/13; Lucinda Ann



Rear Admiral Julian Strong Lake III USN (Ret.), 90, died on March 2, 2013 at Homewood Nursing Home in Frederick, MD.  He was a resident of Binghamton, NY for twenty two years until November 2012, when, after the death of his wife, Lucinda Ann Lake, he moved to Frederick. 

Born on June 13, 1922 in South Boston, VA, to Julian Strong Lake, Jr. and Cary Stebbins Lake, he grew up in Newport News and Paces VA and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute before joining the Navy in 1942.  He entered flight school and became a night and all-weather fighter pilot.  He served in World War II (Pacific Theater), the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.  He commanded the Navy’s first F4H Phantom II squadron.  He also commanded a carrier air group on the USS Forrestal and later was the commanding officer of the USS John F. Kennedy.  His final tour of duty was commander of Naval Electronics Systems Command.  He was one of the foremost experts in electronic warfare, working with 21 allied countries to develop shared tactics for electronic countermeasures.  He was the recipient of three Air Medals (World War II), the Bronze Star (Vietnam), and the Navy Commendation Medal (Korea).  He was honored as a member emeritus of the Early and Pioneer Naval Aviators Association (The Golden Eagles).  He attended George Washington University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and graduated from the Naval War College. 
After retiring from the Navy in 1976, Admiral Lake lived in California for fourteen years. He became the publisher of Countermeasures Magazine.  He served on the board of directors and as president of the Association of Old Crows, electronic warfare’s professional organization.  He also became a consultant for numerous defense contractors, wrote many articles and lectured on electronic warfare around the world.  He moved to Binghamton, NY where he became active in many community service organizations, including being a Paul Harris Fellow with Binghamton’s Rotary Club and a member of the vestry of Christ Episcopal Church. 
He is survived by the family of his second wife, Lucinda Lake, stepfather-in-law Cecil F. Popolo, of Endicott, NY, and sister-in-law Lisa Conklin Popolo of New Rochelle, NY. 
He is also survived by his first wife, Barbara Mae Brooks Dougherty, of Potomac Falls, VA, and their children, Julia Ann Lake, of Virginia Beach, VA, Diane Lake Riordan of Frederick, MD, and Julian Strong Lake IV, of McLouth, KS.  He was predeceased by Clara Virginia Vadersen, of Virginia Beach, VA, also a child from his first marriage.  He is beloved by his seven grandchildren: Cameron Vadersen Jacob, Kevin Riordan, Scott White, Andrew Vadersen, Penny Riordan, Jeanette Lake, Jessica Lake, and one great grandchild, Morgan Jacob. 

William A. Lambert 4 Crestwood Rd Cartersville, GA 30121 770-386-0877 b.3/26/1946; d.1/7/06; PHAN Randolph 1965; m.Diane Poirier 8/12/67 Imperial, CA

Andre L. Lamoreaux ADR1 Essex 1961 b.6/11/30; d.9/11/1976 Citrus Heights, CA; Son: Andre L. Lamoreaux, Jr 7437 Mar Vista Way Citrus Heights, CA 95621-1724

Donald Edward “Don” Lampe, 13620 White Rock Dr Sun City West, AZ 85375-4450 623-584-0516 YN3 Tarawa 1953-4; Randolph 1954 b.8/12/31; d.9/26/12 bur Fort Snelling MN; Nancy A

 Donald Edward Lampe beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away September 26, 2012. He is survived by his wife Nancy, sons Tom, Larry and daughter Debbie, also five grandchildren. He also is survived by his sister Eva Gonyer, five nieces, nephews and many friends in Minnesota. Donald was born on August 12, 1931 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He served four years in the Navy. After the military service he worked 24 years at Ohlinger Industries as purchasing manager 

CDR Torrence C. (Terry) Lamoreaux 916 Hyacinth Peachtree City, GA 30269 770-703-6649 LCDR O-in-C Hornet VC-12 detachment 1954 6 mos in VC-12 then to VF-73 as XO; b.1925 CO; d.6/12/2014; Annie M. b.1933

George F. Landis, Jr CS1 204 Adam Dr Lebanon, PA 17042-7820 717-273-5636 Intrepid 1954-6, 1947-1966 Supply 19 years in the squadron b.12/9/1929; d.9/8/2014; Joan R. (Gagen); Sons: George F. III 33 Mine Rd Lebanon, PA 17042-8018 717-272-2689 b.1956 (Susan); Michael s. 10 Palmer St Lebanon, PA 17042 717-279-7817; (Marsha

Daniel N. Lane pilot b.3/11/35; d.11/22/92 West Dundee, IL; Bailed out his crew from burning plane 1961 LT(jg) Lake Champlain cruise; Warren Pearson hung up on horizontal stabilizer; Rutherford survived. Burned because of leaking fuel filter with safety wire installed backwards as was found on other planes in same detachment; Pilot was burned in the incident

CDR Frank H. Langdon c/o Mary E. Woerner 1935 Six Branches Ln Roswell, GA 30076-3032 770-642-8681 LCDR O-in-C Tarawa 1952-3; 1954 Operations officer b.1917; b.9/11/17; d.5/18/08; Lucylle C. b.11/10/20; d.8/13/03 (Ex-son-in-law Thomas Woerner 11390 Bowen Rd Roswell, GA 30075 770-993-0325)

William C. Lange ATW2 Randolph 1963 418 Albert St Dayton, OH 45410 b.3/21/1940; d.2/28/02; Roma; Diane Y. Lange 215 McDaniel St #606 Dayton, OH 45405-4827 937-226-1933

Gerald Oliver Langlois AMH3 Essex 1961 b.10/4/1940; d.7/29/07 Tiverton, RI; Joyce b.1942; Son: Gregg O. Langlois 72 Union Wharf Rd Mirror Lake, NH 03853 603-569-0007 b.1972

LCDR James Langston USNR b.4/12/27; d.3/25/07 Rome, GA VC-12 1951 era; Betsy                                            Last saw them in mid 1960s when Jim was O-in-C of the BOQ at NAS North Island (Griffith)

Emile P. Lapointe 204 East Fiesta Green Port Hueneme, CA 93041-1910 805-984-3341 ATC/Air Ctrl 1950-59 Lake Champlain 1953-4; d.11/18/2009; Pauline T

LCDR Alfred T. LaPointe LCDR in 1953 VC-12 1951 b.7/7/1921; d.1/15/1996; Ann d.1960 d.1991 San Mateo; Son: Frederick Tom LaPointe, Jr b.1942 (also a naval aviator) 372 Parmenter Dr Libby, MT 59923 406-293-5155 d.2004; Dtr: Margaret Elaine b.1943 1021 Arnold Way Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 650-726-2588

Francis J. (Frank) LaPort AN Wasp 1966 b.9/8/48; d.2/12/96 Erie, PA; Beverly L

John S. Lapp 9 Snowbird Dr Asheville, NC 28804 1964-6 era b.8/21/38; d.3/27/01

Captain Clifton R. Largess, Jr. 30 Standish Rd Jamestown, RI 02835-1290 401-423-0757 1310 in 1954; Summers (Jackman Rd) Rockwood, ME 04478 207-534-7413 b.8/29/20 Worcester, MA; d.3/1/2011 dod_bsm Bronze Star; x 5 Air Medal x 7; Holy Cross 1942, Naval War College 1955; Mary Curran Larges

Clifton R. Largess Jr., 90, of Hamilton Gate Court, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2011, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Mary R. (Curran) Largess.

Born in Worcester, Mass., he was a son of the late Clifton R. and Winifred K. (Warnke) Largess. Capt. Largess received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross in 1942. He completed General Line School in Newport in 1949 and graduated from the Naval War College in 1955. In 1964 he received a master’s degree in international relations from George Washington University. A 31-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, Capt. Largess served in World War II, Korea and as joint chief of staff during the Vietnam era. He was one of the original pilots that went to war in the Pacific. He was awarded five Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star and seven Air Medals. After his retirement from the Navy, he was the commanding offi cer of the Navy program at the University of Rochester for four years and stayed on as a member of the faculty and interim athletic director. He was a member of the Jamestown Rotary Club, Fleet Reserve Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Military Order of Foreign Wars. He volunteered as a tax aide for the American Association of Retired Persons and was on the Board of Assessment Review. He also served as a delegate for the Constitutional Convention. He was a communicant of St. Mark Church and was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus. Besides his wife, he leaves four sons, Clifton R. Largess III, Mark W. Largess, Matthew C. Largess and Stephen L. Largess; two daughters, Mary C. Lee and Catherine M. Woodward; a brother, Donald Largess; a sister, Jean Largess; and 11 grandchildren. He was the father of the late John J. and Daniel P. Largess, and the brother of the late Kenneth and Robert LargessWalter Larsh AT2 FDR 1964 b.9/10/41; d.12/11/1986 Virginia Beach, VA 

CDR Nils G. Larson (XO 1954-5) (bald man given a blonde wig at a squadron party 1954) b.5/16/11; d.11/27/95 Providence; bur in MA

Robert Peters Larys, Sr CPO Chicago, Quincy, FL 32351, Milton, FL, Pace, FL, Marietta, GA AMH1 Essex 1961 b.10/3/1932; d.3/3/2011; Maggie Lee (Potter) Larys b.1933; d.2010

Weldon Morris Lasseter 205 Hoffmeyer Ln Waco, TX 76706-5542 254-662-4550 Leyte 1950 & 1951; Navy Commendation Medal b.2/17/1929; d.10/9/2015 ; LaVerne J

Aniello (Arnie) Lauri Great River, NY b.9/17/38; d.12/1986 heart attack Valley Forge 1958

Edgar A. Lavimodiere AK2 1954 b.7/31/1931; May be deceased; married Yvette Claire Durand in Woonsocket, RI 5/31/52; son: David b.7/25/53; son: Raymond b.2/1/54. Widow remarried Wm G. Brown 7/1970 in VaBch; he died 1975

Dewey R. Lawing PR3 Hopkinton, RI Intrepid 1955 b.3/25/1929; d.8/18/1983; son: 60 Church St Wood River Jct, RI 02894 401-364-3071

Edwin G. Lawrence, Jr ADAN Randolph 1954 b.3/14/34; d.6/13/05 Jacksonville Beach, FL

CAPT Jerald C. Lawrence d.2004 VA. Not the Gerald Lawrence in West Virginia 8th CO VAW-12

Captain J.C. Lawrence was the CO of VAW 12 when I arrived and he was a very colorful man-swore and drank like a sailor! After he left VAW-12 he became CO of one of the CVS’s, I don’t remember which one. There was a story about him at that time that made Life magazine. It seems he and some of the Admiral’s staff members enjoyed a night on the town in Boston when the ship was anchored in Cape Cod Bay. When it was time to return to the ship, the boats stopped running because of heavy seas So JC and his pals requested a Coast Guard cutter that was tied up nearby, and asked to be taken to their ship. When the LT(jg) who was the OD refused, JC and company commandeered the cutter and went out to the carrier. In coming alongside the carrier they collided with it and damaged the cutter. My memories of this incident are rather hazy, but I do remember, it made the news big time, drunk and disorderly, navy big brass, etc. I often wondered what became of him.  Have you ever heard this story and do you know if any one has or remembers the details better than I? I think there are some other stories about JC Lawrence too – Sayles

Story fm the Independence 1961 crew

Capt. J.C. Lawrence, better known as Jesus Christ Lawrence in those days (early l960) He spied an AT reading a book under the wing of an AD4W, sent the Leading Chief down to bring the kid topside. It was a Tech Manual; the kid was troubleshooting the radar. Case dismissed. In April l960, ATC John Fluke and I received a commission as Ensign. We were brought to the CO and he swore us in. It was customary to have a "wetting down" party and invite officers that we had served with, including the CO. I lived in the Enlisted Trailer Park on base and there was a rec room so I set it up, with a fellow Chief as bartender, and we were in business. I purchased several bottles of bourbon, etc, but only one bottle of scotch. My bartender swore that Capt Lawrence drank that entire bottle and, when he left, the only exit was through a room where a bingo game was going and a friend told me later that he bounced off several vertical beams on the way out. Colorful CO -Ed Harmon

Ronald F. Lawrence Albuquerque, NM AN Enterprise 1962 from NJ b.1942; d.1/30/2013; Patricia (deceased)

 Ronald F. Lawrence, 71, passed away in the veterans' hospital near his home in Albuquerque, N.M., on Nov. 30, 2013, after a brief illness. Mr. Lawrence was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served aboard the USS Enterprise during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Later, he joined the N.J. Army National Guard and served in the Air Cavalry for several years. He was a proud member of the American Legion, belonging to posts in Linden, N.J.; Roselle Park, N.J., and Kenilworth, N.J., before moving to Albuquerque. He was an active member in Moose Lodge No. 2241 in Albuquerque. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia, and sister, Barbara Durniak. He is survived by sons, Ronald and Jason; step-daughter, Penny Massey; his sisters, Sandra Pingor and Janet Rice; his brothers, Charles, Walter, Richard, and Alfred

Carl K. Lawson AMS1 Wasp 1966 b.1/20/37; d.11/17/08 Oakfield, GA Bur in OH

Elmo Young Lawson AB3 1953 b.3/21/32; d.6/23/99 Shelbyville, TX; Son: same name

George W. Leach, Jr VC-12 1951 era; USNR LCDR 1325 may not be b.7/25/23; d.7/6/2010 Providence Rhode Island Hospital; Eleanor F. b.4/1/25; d.12/84 Providence, RI; Rita I. Fortin b.1928 d.7/6/2010 also 65 Smith Av Greenville, RI 02828 401-949-0938

Mr. Leach was a machinist general foreman for General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., for 36 years retiring in 1989. A Navy veteran of WWII he piloted a landing craft during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He served in the African, European and Pacific Theaters of Operation including the invasion of Okinawa.

Bud is widely known for his community involvement. He was a member and President of the Greenville Volunteer Fire Co., Greenville Baptist Church, Greenville Grange 37 and received their Community Service Award. He received the Smithfield Magazine Citizen of the Year Award, was a member of the Smithfield VFW Post 2929 and was one of the founders of the VFW Memorial at Deerfield Park. He was inducted into the Smithfield Heritage Hall of Fame and a committee member, a Boy Scout leader, a member of Friends of Smithfield Cemeteries and placed flags on the graves of deceased firefighters for Memorial Day.

LT(jg) David P. Leap Randolph NAOC 1959, 1960, 1961 b.7/28/32; d.1/17/83; murdered in West Palm Beach, FL in 1983 during an armed robbery; Bur in Iowa; Glenna C. Leap Maitland, FL

LT Richard A. LeBlanc Essex 1962-3 LT(jg) b.10/9/35; d.1/11/1965 Manchester, NH; Son: Marc A. 1960-1980

Stewart C. Leblanc AC3 Independence 1961-2 205 S William Dr Lafayette, LA 70506 337-984-2328 b.4/6/1941; d.9/24/89; Mae Alice b.3/1943; They married after his discharge in 1965

CAPT Thomas Albert “Tom” Ledew USNA 1950  FL Retired fm Navy weather service LT(jg) in VC-12 Coral Sea 1954 b.1/25/27; d.5/28/91 bur Barrancas Natl Cem; Nancy Waldron Ledew 9280 County Rd 417 Live Oak, FL 32060 386-362-4729 b.4/19/1929; d.2/20/2007(daughter of LCDR John C. Waldron skipper of Torpedo 8 lost at Midway

CDR Charles Lee XO VAW-12 1956-7 “Let's have a party”

LCDR (LDO) Kenneth Scott Lee Athens, TX AE2 Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.11/15/30; d.3/24/2014; Dolores E

He was born November 15, 1930 in Paola, Kansas to George Agusta and Jennie Isabel Hasty Lee. Kenneth retired after 25 years as Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy. He served on destroyers, cruisers and air craft carriers. He was aboard the USS Forrestal when it exploded. Kenneth was a member of First Baptist Church and had been a resident of Athens since 2005. He loved baseball and fishing. He was very active in Little League Baseball coaching. He always helped everywhere he resided.
He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers and sisters and daughter Debra Rene Lee.
Survivors include his wife, one daughter, one son, three grandsons, one step-granddaughter, and seven great-grandchildren

George H. Lefavour 2223 S Boots St Marion, IN 46953-3144 765-664-5584 1958 AKAN; Mary Ann Died 20 years ago with a dementing illness; Second Wife, Alice M, says he loved the navy and the guys he met in VAW-12

CDR Ned Bruce Leisy Assist O-in-C Forrestal LT NAOC 1962-3 b.8/15/36 Paso Robles; d.2/10/99 Sparks, NV bur Fernley, NV fm NAS Fallon chapel, was the range safety manager for Lockheed Martin at NAS Fallon; Jeane Beryl (Keyes) Leisy; Sons: Ray, Edward, Bryan Leisy of Sparks, NV

Armand Legere AN 1958 b.1937 Sanford, ME d.8/31/1996 NJ; Not 63 Gendron Dr Wells, ME 04090-4040 207-646-6985 Air Force but He knows our man

Raymond A. Lenahan 22 Goldthwaite Rd Worcester, MA 01605-1490 508-853-3251 AKC 1952; b.7/23/1926 NY; d.4/27/82 Worcester, MA; Louise

LT Burton A. Lehman Material Officer Oriskany 1951 b.4/8/21; d.7/3/91 Olympia, WA

William B. Leist 135 Brookside Rochester, NY 14618-3444 585-381-8119 LT(jg) Wasp 1958-61 Lake Champlain 1959 Depauw ’56 Sigma Nu; b.1935; d.5/16/2015 Mary (Kendall); Son: Jeffrey (Kay)

Bill passed away peacefully May 16, 2015 at age 80. Survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Mary Kendall Leist; son, Jeffrey (Kay); grandchildren, Jason (Katie Cloonan) Curtis, Carolyn (Alex) Pierce, Kendall (Jessie Ferguson) Leist, Alexander Leist; sister, Ann Stewart; brother-in-law, John (Sharon) Kendall; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Bill was a graduate of Brighton High School, ('52). He received his BA at DePauw University ('56) where he met the love of his life, Mary and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was an officer in the US Navy flying AD-5W's aboard the aircraft carrier WASP. He returned to Rochester to enter the insurance field, working for Aetna and owning his own agency. Until recently, he worked for the NYS Restaurant Association selling memberships and assisting with worker's compensation insurance. Bill was involved in many service organizations including Brighton Kiwanis, Tay House Troop 19 and Third Presbyterian Church where he was a trustee, head of ushers and a youth mentor. His greatest passion was his wife and family. He loved fishing, gardening and traveling. 
Bill's positive, can-do attitude was contagious. He led by example with a strong moral code and work ethic. Bill could always be counted on to have a hearty handshake and welcoming smile, remembered by all who met him. His family and friends will miss him greatly, but his spirit will live in their hearts forever.

CDR Paul S. Lennon 3608 Kemp Dr Endicott, NY 13760-2410 607-754-2460 LT(jg)1953-5 Bennington cruise; Cat explosion caused switch to Midway and round the world cruise 1955; b.3/12/30; d.12/6/10; Patricia M

John A. Leidinger PNC 1952 prob John R. b.11/14/23; d.2/8/93 Moosic, PA

CDR Robert W. Leonard Glens Falls, NY LT(jg) Tarawa 1953-4, Ticonderoga 1953; Bennington 1953-4 b.1929; d.1988; Barbara J

Alex G. Leslie CPO 1531 Jump School House Rd Felton, DE 19943-2767 302-284-3871 AMS1 FDR 1965; b.4/22/34; d.1/26/2001

Edwin Nelson Leu 3111 20th St Oklahoma City, OK 73108 ADR3 Forrestal 1964; b.8/22/44; d.3/24/1996; Sara Coleman Leu

CAPT Chantee Lewis 36 Ayrault St Newport, RI 02840 401-849-1651 USNA ‘48A; MBA & PHD George Washington Univ Finance professor retired, Bryant College, Providence, RI LCDR O-in-C Randolph 1961 b.3/3/26; d.9/7/2003; Lorna d.9/7/0

Chantee Lewis was the son of Francis A. and Bessie E. (nee Steere) Lewis. His father was a founding director of the Roseville Telephone Company and owner of Roseville's first drugstore. Chantee grew up in Roseville and attended Roseville HS through his junior year. He spent his senior year in San Francisco, entering the US Naval Academy where he graduated in 1948. He spent 27 years in the Navy, retiring as a captain in 1975. He was a decorated naval aviator who saw combat duty in Vietnam. His medals and awards were a Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnam Distinguished Service Medal (Foreign Award), World War II Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy Occupation Medal (Europe), Vietnam Service Medal, and the Navy Expeditionary Medal (Cuba). He obtained his MBA and PHD from George Washington University. He taught financial management at Bryant College in Smithfield, RI, for 20 years before retiring in 1996 as a full professor. For his last three years, he taught courses in real estate finance in Newport. He was a founding owner/director and financial advisor to the Newport Athletic Club and a co-owner and business partner in Comfort Inn in Killington, VT. He passed away at age 77 and was survived by his wife Lorna, his son Michael Rutherford Lewis, his daughter Shannon Elizabeth Lewis, and one grandson

Donald R. Lewis AL3 Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.12/28/32; d.3/1/2010 Knoxville, TN; Marlene J. (Stockstead) b.3/7/31; d.1/23/01 Edgewater, FL

LCDR Ronald Patterson Lewis America 1967 LT(jg) NFO 13655 77th Ct Sebastian, FL 32958-3442 & 22333 Picadilly Ct Richton Park, IL 60471-2029 b.6/6/1942; d.4/2/1997 Sebastian, FL

CAPT John Davis Libey LT(jg) Bennington 1954; Randolph 1954-5 USNA 1951 b.6/14/28; d.6/25/97 Fort Wayne, IN

CAPT Richard J. Licko 2659 Lisa Ct Northbrook, IL 60062 312-498-5197 LT 1956 Northbrook O-in-C Intrepid cruise 1956 Made 12,000th landing aboard; Joyce b.3/2/22 d.1/12/97

LCDR Harold Eugene Lieding 1433 Blandfield Dr Vienna, VA 22182 703-438-0993 1315 1958 b.7/7/36; d.11/13/03 

Bernard W. Lifka 2750 Iowa Dr #23 15068-3149 New Kensington, PA 724-337-8130 AE2 Lake Champlain 1953 b.4/8/31; d.1/8/08 d/c issued in IL; Marian 

Joseph J. Ligamarri Palm Bay, FL 32905 Midway Jan-May 1950 b.1/28/28; d.7/7/93

Donald R. Light AC2 1962 Caledonia, MI b.5/16/40; d.3/25/07 4495 County Rd 35 Clarkridge, AR 72623-9485 870-425-4304; Ellen A. Light b.1954; son: Donald E. Light Given, WV 24245 304-372-8636

Demetre P. Liguori Brecksville, OH LT(jg) NAOC Wright 1951 b.1933; Dtr Cathy J. Lukasko 1835 Albright-McKay Rd NE Brookfield, OH 44403 330-448-2227

Wesley E. Lingar b.6/18/32; d.12/79 Knoxville, TN AEAN VC-12 1953

Zera Wilmer Linton 63 Floridana Rd Debary, FL 32713 AD1 Essex 1958 b.3/21/1924; d.9/4/09; m.1945 Kay Frances; m.1965?; m.1970 Ruth Barber Linton b.5/25/25; d.8/25/05 Debary, FL 32713; son: Zera W. Linton, Jr 8605 Sioux Trl Kissimmee, FL 34747-1532 407-396-4851; Julie Marie

LCDR (LDO) Robert S. (Bob) Lipske AT2 Oriskany 1951 b.11/2/29; d.3/1/1986 Santa Rosa, CA D/C issued in DC

James F. Little PRAN Forrestal 1958; AT2 1962; b.5/12/39; d.8/17/06 Waterbury, CT

John R. Little Chesapeake, VA from Hanover, PA Saratoga 1960 b.1941; d.8/8/2010; Rebecca E

CHESAPEAKE, VA John Richard Little, 69, passed away August 8, 2010, at a local hospital. A native of Hanover, he was the son of the late Richard and Elizabeth Little. He retired as Regional Manager for Utz Potato Chips. He is survived by his beloved wife of 20 years, Rebecca E. Little, three daughters, Julie M. Feddersen and husband, Brett of Camp Hill; Amy O'Keeffe and husband, James of Newtown, and Becca Little of Richmond, Va.; two sons, David Luckenbaugh and wife, Sharon of Birmingham, Ala., and David E. Brown and wife, Nancy of Hanover; a sister, Elizabeth Eyler and husband, Rick of Hanover; a brother, James Little and wife Sue of Hanover; 10 grandchildren; a special aunt, Janice Miller.

Robert William Little ALAN 1953 b.5/18/34; d.1/28/73 Walker, GA

CDR John Gibson Livingston, Jr. Saratoga LT(jg) 1959-60 b.6/26/1934; d.6/21/1986; Marie Antoinette Gainsborough Rd VABCH 23462 b.1935; Dtr: Mary Livingston Doody 2321 First Colony Way Virginia Beach, VA 23450 757-427-2157

Jerome “Jerry” Lawrence Llorens VAW-12 1957 b.4/16/36; d.7/17/06 Houston

LT Leonard Alan Lloyd Randolph 1966 b.6/15/43; d.12/1/68 bur Cemetery of the Pacific Honolulu, HI age 25

William G. Lloyd ADC Leading Chief Forrestal 1958 b.7/10/23; d.5/5/99 South Carolina

Robert Alfred Lochner ADCS 1952 b.6/30/18; d.6/21/07 Hayward, CA

Albert A. Locke Canaan, ME ATAN 1953  b.9/20/34 Newmarket, NH; d.1/29,/2012 at home after a year long battle with cancer.

 He was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy from August 1952 to September 1955. After completing electronics school, he was assigned to Squadron VC-12 based at Quonset Point, Rhode Island where he worked in the electronics shop and flew as radar operator on AD-4 and 5N Skyraiders and returned to civilian life in the fall of 1955.In March of 1960, he began a career at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as an electrician and soon returned to the electronics world. Albert received training on both torpedo and missile weapons control systems and was promoted to the Combat Systems Office. There, he began as an electronics technician and had several promotions, some of which were Supervisory Engineering technician, Anti-Submarine Warfare Branch Head and Chief Test Engineer-Weapons. In the latter position, he was responsible for administering the complete test program of the weapons suite of both Attack and Ballistic Missile Submarines, and also planned and supervised the conduct of weapons sea trials. Albert retired from civil service in 1985 and in 1991 acquired his "Class A" driver's license and became a commercial driver for several years.
Albert retired in 1996, purchased a "Class A" motor home to enjoy the chance to travel. Deciding that they enjoyed a transient lifestyle, they sold their home in 1998, traded the motor home for a new diesel pusher coach, and continued to travel.
He had many interests and hobbies over the years including hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, boating, water skiing, wood working, carpentry, motorcycling, and golf. Albert was a member of the American Legion, an Endowment Life Member of the National Rifle Association, the Gold Wing Road Raiders Association and founded the seacoast chapter of GWRRA and directed it for over five years.
Albert is survived by his wife of 34 years, Valerie of Canaan; 3 sons, Lawrence A. Locke and wife Judith of Strafford, N.H., Albert S. Locke and wife Rebecca of St. Marys, Ga. and Kenneth R. Locke of Union, N.H.; three stepchildren, Rebecca Alexander of St. Petersburg, Fla., Marybeth Ambrester of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Thomas L. Vachon of Rollinsford, N.H.; a brother, James A. Locke and wife Chrystal of Cornville; eight grandchildren, Stefanie Berry, Lyndsay Salantri, Heather Newman, Blake Ambrester, Logan Ambrester, Leah Alexander, Eric Locke, and Jessie Locke; four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Lorraine E. Martel and two sisters, June Tetrault and Lois Hatch.

Harold E. Locklear ATR3 Randolph 1965-6; Wasp 1966 b.6/20/42; d.7/3/87 Virginia bur in SC

Barney L. Lockwood AMS3 Randolph 1963; Forrestal 1964 b.4/28/38; d.4/26/04 Champaign, OH; Son: same name in Springfield, OH

CDR Freeman Lee Lofton relieved as O-in-C Wasp 1966 to attend Nav War College Geo Washington Univ, d.age 74 Benbrook, TX; Clarice B. (White)

Alvin N. “Bud” Loftis AD2 1952 b.4/3/1928 Indianapolis; d.6/3/2006 Florence, OR; Jo Ann Loftis 5170 Grand Av Sp 17 Florence, OR 97439-8534 541-997-9549; two daughters: Stephany Harrison of Monroe and Christie Wall of Eugene; a son: David P of Florence; five sisters: Geraldine Schwartz and Mariemma Nelson, both of Sequim, Wash., Pauline Paul of Grand Prairie, Texas, Betty Trongo of Brooksville, Fla., and Alice Fowler of Cleveland, Texas; a brother, Lloyd of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren

John T. Logan AD3 1951 FDR 1953 b.1931; d.4/8/88 Gilmer, GA

Robert Eugene Loker AO2 VC-12 Saipan 1950; b.1928; d.age 79 Lemoore, CA

William P. Lonergan Newark, NJ AT1 Coral Sea 1950, Later Bennington & Intrepid & Bon Homme Richard 1952, BHR 1953, Ticonderoga 1953 William P. Lonergan Jr. Obituary

William P. Lonergan Jr. died Monday, April 22, 2013, at JFK Medical Center, Edison, N.J., at the age of 84. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:15 a.m. at the Gosselin Funeral Home, 660 New Dover Road, Edison, N.J., followed by an 11:15 a.m. Funeral Mass at St Cecelia's R.C. Church, Edison. Interment is at St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia, N.J. Visitation is on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Lonergan was born and resided in Newark, N.J., moving to Iselin, N.J. 57 years ago. He was a World War II Navy veteran. William was employed as a sergeant in the Newark Police Department, retiring in 1979 after 25 years. William was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the St. Cecelia's Knights of Columbus, where he was a member of the bowling league. He was a volunteer for Roosevelt Hospital. As a teen he was a bat boy for the Newark Bears. Bill was predeceased by his parents, William and Anna (Rogan) Lonergan; his daughter, Sally Lonergan; a sister, Mary Baxter, and his brother, John Lonergan. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Jean (Mellody) Lonergan; his children, Jean Puff and her husband, Dennis, of Colonia, N.J.; Karen Byrne and her husband John, of Flemington, N.J.; Bill Lonergan and his wife, Debbie, of Cranford, N.J.

Brian Jonathan Long Osterville, MA b.3/28/34; d.12/8/2012 SN 1953; Eileen E. (Phillips) d.2/23/2000

CDR Dwight D. (Dog) Long Lake Champlain O-in-C 1954-5 b.2/9/21; d.5/21/99 Frazier Park, CA bur Fort Roseccrans Natl Cem; Dorothy L. b.1922; d.1998  

Edward F. Long Kennewick, WA AMH3 Det 14 1962 b.11/27/1935; d.10/11/2003 cancer

Otis L. Long AD1 1953 b.2/1/24; d.8/2/89 El Paso

Vincent V. Longo AD1 d.6/10/2000 in Hawthorne, CA; Carol A. Longo 2 Park Lane Glenville, NY 12302-4318 518-399-7246

Thompson H. Longshore AN 1957 Forrestal 1958-9 b.9/9/36; d.10/25/99 Willis Point, TX

Percival L. Longworth AEC b.11/7/20; d.3/29/96 Key West Leading chief, Wasp 1959

Walter E. Lopus (formerly Lopuszynski) 8 Knob Hill Rd Orchard Park, NY 14127 NAOC LT(jg) Essex 1958-61 b.2/6/36; d.1/20/2005 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Anne                             

I walked into a newly opened upscale small restaurant in Raleigh, NC this noon and the owner/chef came out to meet me. Name- David Lopuszynski I asked him if he had any relatives in NY or New England Told him I had flown with Walt Lopuszynski and he said I must mean Walt Lopus, who was his uncle. Said Walt had died within the past 2-3 weeks. Said that Walt was one of nine brothers/two sisters and there are cousins scattered everywhere -Flip Shoemaker 2/6/05 

Walt went to work for Honeywell in Buffalo at about the same time I was at IBM in Boston. Some of us from Boston left IBM and started ROMAC, a placement firm. We expanded into other cities and Walt joined our Buffalo office. He later went to Computer Task Group and we stayed in touch for several years -Brad Barton Son: Peter J. Lopus

Venizio R. “Niez” Lorenzo AE2 435 E Main St Pen Argyl, PA 18072-1642 610-863-9429 AE2 Saratoga 1960-1 Retired in 1965 b.5/29/1927; d.7/3/2014 Gloria

 Venizio R. "Niez" Lorenzo, 87, of Pen Argyl, passed away, Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus. He was the husband of Gloria B. (Brittain) Lorenzo, together they celebrated 62 years of marriage July 14th. Born: Born in Pen Argyl, May 29, 1927, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Marie (Zanette) Lorenzo. Personal: He retired from the US Navy and was a veteran of World War II. After retirement he was an examiner in the textile industry. Survivors: In addition to his wife Gloria, he is survived by a son, Michael R. Lorenzo and his wife Shelly of Center Valley, three daughters, Cynthia A. Liberto of Pen Argyl, Jacqui M. Lorenzo of Lansdale, and Patricia A. Lorenzo of Sellersville, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. 

 Thomas C. Loucas 6001 N Ocean Dr Apt 1102 Hollywood, FL 33019-4618 954-929-0740 LT(jg) 1957-1960 NAOC Saratoga Strikeback 1957; Randolph 1958; d.10/9/2011 brain tumor in Stamford, CT; Athena P.

Raymond D. Lougee AN Wasp 1959-60 b.10/4/37; d.8/2/96 Connecticut

John D. Lough 113 Bienville Dr Slidell, LA 70458-1517 PRC 1953

Thomas Vance Loveday 3319 N Bentley Ave Tucson, AZ 85716-1206 520-326-6151 Enterprise 1962 NAOC; b.12/6/37; d.8/28/2010 Pima, AZ; Cheryl L

Paul G. Loveridge CS2 b.1/20/28; d.2/20/00 Largo, FL (RI)

John Nicholas Lovric ADR2 2420 Port Clinton Rd Lot 42 Fremont, OH 43420-1343 419-334-8697 AD2 Leyte 1948-1950 b.3/13/25; d.8/24/2008 bladder cancer; Mildred

John A. Lowans AN Oriskany 1951 b.1925; d.5/22/1994 age 68 Fannettsburg, PA

Kenneth E. Lowe leading chief CPO Independence 1960-1 b.6.1/32; d.6/9/93 Omaha d/c in IA

Michael F. “Mike” Lowe AC2 Randolph 1962-3 fm Maryland b.8/22/39; d.6/20/11 Hanover, NH; Dianne C. b.1945

Alfred Leo Lozier, Jr 508 Deer Run Port St Lucie, FL 34953-8210 772-879-7035 Essex 1958-60 AD1; b.9/13/1920 Bradley, Maine; d.7/29/2001; Phebe T

Kenneth William Lucius 1 Elm St North Walpole, NH 03609-1705 603-445-5437 Ti 1955 1953-5 (friend of Merv Hauge) (Leg injury in the Navy) postal worker b.1/12/30; d. 10/6/2014; Shirley Catherine (Hearne) b.8/28/28; d.10/29/2006

 NORTH WALPOLE — Kenneth Lucius, 84, of Birch Street in North Walpole, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Mr. Lucius was born Jan. 12, 1930, in Springfield, the son of William and Maude (Robinson) Lucius. He attended schools in Springfield, served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict and worked 28 years for the U.S. Post Office. Mr. Lucius was a life member, and past commander, of the American Legion Post No. 37 and the Loyal Order of the Moose, the Elks, the Polish American Club and a member of the DAV.

Mr. Lucius is survived by his son, Mark Lucius of Hillsboro, New Hampshire; his daughter, Roberta Nelson of North Walpole; his sister, Jane Donzello of Bellows Falls; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Shirley Hearne Lucius; and his son, Brian Lucius.

CAPT Frank E. Lucken 800 B Av Coronado, CA 92118 619-437-1331 CO VAW-113 1970-71 Ret Systems engineer Booz, Allen & Hamilton b.9/17/32; d.12/20/02; Joyce A

Stanislaus Alexander (Stan) Luczak 730 S Kaiser St Pinconning, MI 48650-7521 989-879-3903 AE3 Essex, Wasp 1961; b.12/9/32; d.10/18/2006; Sara J

Albert Joseph Lundborg ADRC Ohio & Ocala, FL Det 14 b.10/24/24; d.3/3/89; Shirley Fay (Rusler) b.1925; d.2004

Richard J. Lundy, II Independence 1967 b.5/5/1941; d.1/4/2003 California; Donna

Gerald F. Lupejkis AMSC 6438 Grimes Ave Norfolk, VA 23518 757-853-1286 FDR 1967-8 VAW-121, 125 Commander, Disabled American Veterans, Virginia Beach chapter 20 b.6/22/1932; d.8/15/2015 Widower since death of Patricia Ann 2/22/1997; Sons: Jeffrey D. (Amy) Richmond, Jay Todd (Marcia) Phoenix, W. Bennett (Patti) Los Angeles

Charles G. Lussier 2833 28th Av S Apt #2 Minneapolis, MN 55406-1584 612-722-1945 Independence 1962 b.1942; Sharon R. (Duthoy) Son –same name- b.1969 Red Lake, MN employment counselor Minnesota Chippewa Nation now 541 Hidden Trail Ct SW Bemidji, MN 56601-2569 218-751-1165; Stacy

LT Bernard Geraghty “Bernie” Lynch 126 Hillcrest Av Geneva, NY 14456 315-789-3941 VC-12 1952-56 Lynch's Furniture Co. Inc Geneva, NY 159 & Auburn, NY 13021 LT(jg) 1955 d.12/19/2003; Mary Elizabeth “Liz” (Toole) Lynch b.1931; d.2007

Fredrick M. Lyon AX2 Randolph 1966, Wasp 1966 b.8/18/43; d.10/28/96 Webster, NY; Paula J. 547 Plank Rd Webster, NY 14580-2241 585-671-0509

George T. Lyon Virginia AM1 1953 b.6/15/25; d.6/27/86; Edna Brown


LCDR John Bennett MacDonald LT Weymouth, MA Wasp 1953; VS-915 South Weymouth 1957-63 b.4/16/25; d.9/23/2004 Portland, ME Worked for Whiting Milk

J. A. Mack AC1 1951 b.6/12/26; d.10/1990

Herbert A. Mackey 50 Myrtle St Orange, MA 01364 978-544-3159 ATN3 Det 14 1962, Randolph 1962 1/28/40; d.12/17/13; Jean

ORANGE- Herbert A. Mackey, 73, of West Myrtle Street, died on December 17, 2013 at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Healthcare in Worcester. 
Born on January 28, 1940 in Gardner, he was a son of Armas Evari and Dorothy (Allen) Mackey and grew up in Orange and was in the first class to graduate from the new Ralph C. Mahar Regional School in Orange in 1958. 
Herbert enlisted into the United States Navy on April 12, 1960 and served on the USS Randolph. A highlight of his Naval career was being part of the crew that picked astronaut John Glenn up on his return to earth from his first orbital of the Mercury program. He was honorable discharged on March 25, 1964. 
Herbert was married to Jean (Priestley) and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. 
An avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and training hunting beagles, Herbert owned and operated Mattawa Supply which sold custom made harnesses to hunting customers. 
Herbert had also raised and trained several national champions in the United States and Canada. Very active in beagle clubs locally and nationally, including the Millers River Beagle Club, he also was a national level judge. 
Herbert also enjoyed geo-caching in New England, but especially in the Quabbin Reservoir area where he was proud to have found a site at the former Herrick’s Tavern. 
Survivors include his son, Troy Mackey of Greenfield; Grandchildren, Maya Mackey and Layne Mackey, both of Greenfield; step sons, Todd Sullivan and Paul Sullivan and his wife, Bridget, all of Orange, and Mark Sullivan of New Burn, North Carolina; a brother, Brad Mackey of Fuquay- Varina, North Carolina; step grandchildren, Chad Sullivan, Nicholas Sullivan, Scott Sullivan, Tracy Sullivan, and Kelly Sullivan; several great grandchildren; sisters, Deborah Duguay of Fuquay- Varina, North Carolina and Elizabeth Brocklesby of Erving

LCDR Stanislaw M. Mackey 15853 Thiel Way Grass Valley, CA 95949-6816 530-477-9238 LCDR 1957 O-in-C Lake Champlain 1957; b.6/8/1919; d.2/17/2008; Dorothy M

LCDR Duncan Winchester Mackiernan 1953 Non pilot b.8/25/1921; d.1/24/1999 Brandon, FL. Ham license WB4TUN; Brother of Douglas S. Mackiernan CIA operative shot by Tibetan Border guards while fleeing the chicoms in 1950

LT William V. Macon b.2/1/26; d.12/6/92 Mobile, AL NAOC Wasp 1952; 1953 USS FDR

CDR Ralph J. Mahar Pembroke, ME 04666 207-726-4768 LSO 1953; LT in 1953-4 Mindoro 1951; FDR carqual 1953; Wasp 1953 11/21/19-7/6/88 San Diego Bur in Mass

Carl K. Mains 119 Nancy Dr Millington, TN 38053 Saratoga 1959 d.12/27/93 after a stroke. Widow recalls that he went over the side of Forrestal when she had a fire

Louis (n) Major b.5/26/1934 AMH3-AIC 1961-4 Forrestal 1960-1; Independence 1962, Saratoga 1963, FDR 1964 First black aircrewman b.5/26/34; d.4/9/2006 LaFourche, LA

Louis Malakoff AL3 Midway Jan-May 1950 b.12/20/26; d.10/15/02

Joe E. Malinowski 10829 Kulshan Rd Woodway, WA 98020 425-778-5006 CPO Lake Champlain 1959 Everett, WA runs Joe E. Malinowski Excavating Co b.4/3/1923; d.11/30/09; Margie Malinowski b.1925

Charles D. Malone AN Randolph 1963 b.7/26/44 d.12/21/95 Dallas, TX 

Jon Patrick Malone 13194 88th Av Seminole, FL 33776 727-392-5460 AA Wasp 1960; Det 14 1961 to VAW-33 1961; b.1942; d.2008; Katherine M.; son: Jon L. Malone same address

LT(jg) Joseph F. Maloney 1948 nosed up a TBM in a snowbank 12/22/48 Plankowner b.10/3/1923; d.11/17/1995 Glenside, PA (bur in OH)

C. (Cornelius) E. Jr.”Neil” Mandel 15681 Skylinks Cir Westminster, CA 92683 714-892-4738 LT 1955-8 Forrestal 1957; Mike (Delores) His wife got him a copy of Guppy Pilot for his birthday 5/31/04. d.12/7/2004; Dtr: Bridget Mandel-Fawcett

Edgar William Mandeville, Jr 212 Casey Key Rd Nokomis, FL 34275 941-483-1918 ATW3 Saratoga 1963-4; b.11/1/1940; d.9/23/2013; Loretta C. Grant St #166 DePere, WI 54115-2199 920-336-6779

LCDR Donald Zee Manheimer 1602 Lawndale Rd Kingsville, TX 78364 Independence 1965 b.3/31/1933; d.3/10/08 pilot; LDS church; Jolene Douglas Manheimer b.7/29/1934; d.5/17/07

Joseph J. Mann 124 Bliss St W. Springfield, MA 01089-3435 AN Lake Champlain 1954 b.12/21/34; d.4/1/2015  

 Joseph John Mann, Jr., age 80, passed peacefully late Tuesday while under hospice care at Linda Manor in Leeds on April 1, 2015. He was surrounded by his loving family during his last days. Born Dec. 21, 1934 in Hardwick to the late Joseph and Stella (Miarecki) Mann, Joe grew up in West Springfield helping with the care of his four brothers and two sisters. He spent many a summer working on his grandfather's farm in Whately, and his first job was as an auto body technician at West Springfield Auto Body. He then served with distinction for over three years in the U.S. Navy on an aircraft carrier during the Korean War. Joe returned stateside to work as an auto body technician at Sears, and then for over thirty years in the U.S. Postal Service as a Mail Handler. Upon retirement, he took a part-time job with Keinath Auto Body as a technician. Joe stopped working in 2007. As a young family man seeking to further his education, Joe began taking night classes at STCC under the GI Bill. Well known for his great work ethic and attention to detail, Joe had an ability to do the work of many and received a number of awards/commendations for his accomplishments. He enjoyed music, playing cribbage (Joe once even achieved a perfect hand), vacationing on the coast of Maine, hockey, football, baseball, and auto racing. During retirement he was an avid walker, and he spent many hours helping to care for and raise his grandchildren, Abby and Mikey Mann and great niece, Paige Davis. For the last eight years of his life he suffered from an undiagnosed memory impairment and was cared for by his brothers Charles and John. Though he needed daily assistance, he remained easy going and friendly to all. Joe is survived by his son Edward Mann, daughter Anne-Marie Mann, three brothers William Mann, Charles Mokrzecki, and John Mokrzecki, and three grandchildren Abby Mann, Michael Mann, and Emily DelVecchio.

LT(jg) R. J. Manning Saipan 1950; Wright 1951 b.4/26/27; d.1/1984

William W. Manning AN 1952 FDR 1953 b.1934; d.1995 Newport News, VA

Edward F. Marecki 9 Wellington Ct Lewes, DE 19958-1290 302-644-0529 LT(jg) Bennington 1955, Lake Champlain 1955-6 Navcad class 36-52 Villanova; d.8/26/2010; Louise; Son:                                             

Married for 48+ years; One son, 47 years old One grand daughter. Completed freshman year at York College, PA. I worked for 16 years in business primarily in the field of acquisitions. Then taught and was the director of the business division of Delaware Tech for 24 years. Retired in 1996; Live at the Delaware Beach

Richard John “Rick” Marino Midway 1955 fm Brooklyn b.4/23/34; d.8/23/1993

LCDR George Paul Markovits 4305 S Atlantic #2 New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169-4020 1951-1953 FDR 1951 1952, 1953; b.4/17/27; d.5/2/08 ashed in the Atlantic; Midas Muffler shop owner                                                              Son: P. J. (Paul) Markovits 2001 Colquitt St Houston, TX 77098 832-524-3546 flew P-3 for Navy, Continental pilot now King Air & Conquest. Moving to Saskatoon

I made my Med cruise with Jack Hannigan, Fred Wilder, Dick Greenwood & John Buerger aboard Roosevelt. Was with Chuck Olmstead when he did his wings folded take off dido; Became LSO under Ralph Marr & Stan Doher. Went on to PG School, then Associate professor at Univ Of  Mississippi; Then did Hangar deck, flight deck & finally A/C handling officer, all aboard Forrestal; Last job was XO VA-65, aboard Enterprise while we were involved in chasing the Russian missiles out of Cuba

LT(jg) Oliver F. Marion 1953-5 Wasp 1953; carqual FDR 1953 b.4/10/22; d.12/1/1992 East Greenwich, RI. SAAB car sales

James L. Maronza AE3 Saratoga 1958 b.12/1/37; d.4/24/98 Walworth, NY

Marsh Montague Marshall Norfolk, VA PRC Essex 1958, 1959-60 homebuilder b.1/17/28; d.3/28/2015

Earl G. Martin, Jr AA Essex 1964 b.3/20/1944; d.11/24/1994 work: 2704 Westwood Av Baltimore, MD 21216-3547 443-992-2283 Auto dealer

William P. Martin ALC 1953 b.1/24/26; d.8/1/09

LCDR William Townsend Martin LT Essex 1964 b.2/27/24 PA; d.4/19/02 Frederick, MD Bur Arlington Natl Cem; Alice Honey Desmond Martin; Children: William Desmond Martin, Kathleen Branick, Deborah Christie, Dana Kauffman, Melinda Metz, Pamela Barkley, Christopher Martin, Angela Martin, Alex Martin, Erin Latimer

Commander Martin retired from the U.S. Navy in 1968 as an Electronic Warfare Officer after more than 25 years service. For the next 18 years worked for Special Warfare Laboratories in Centreville, VA as a Staff Specialist and upon leaving there, he spent a couple of years with Mitre, a think tank located in Tysons Corner. He was a member of St. Timothy's Catholic Church in Walkersville.

Anthony Martinez

Orlando Guillermo Martinez, Jr. AA 1961 Essex b.6/6/45; d.5/12/91 Phoenix

Arnold W. Martz ADR2 Enterprise 1962 b.1933; d.2002; Eleanor D. 2829 11th St Kenosha, WI 53140-1178 262-553-9265; Dtr: Colleen R. Larsen

John L. Marvick 36 Cordova St Saint Augustine, FL 32084-3629 AN Saratoga 1963-4 b.5/22/1941; d.1/1/2006; Joyce S

Robert B. Marvin 7244 Lincoln Lockport, NY 14094 716-434-1207 AT2 1952-1955 Tarawa 1952-3 Xerox engineer; b.8/13/32; d.4/25/2012; Rose Villella

James (nmi) “Jim” Mash former naval aviator fm Salt Lake City became NFO in VC-12 1952; FDR 1953; b.10/7/24; d.7/15/96 c Brain Tumor Salt Lake City, UT. Landed an SNJ once in a snowstorm in the Utah mountains out of fuel and walked out

James Franklin Masters 50777 State Hywy 821 Ava, OH 43711 AKAN Wasp 1958 & 1959 LDM Technologies Byesville, OH b.8/14/1939; d.7/18/02; Linda Sue Nichelson Masters d.2000

John Matejko AT1 1961 b.7/6/26; d.11/8/1992 Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem

William Marcellus (Bill) Mathews CDR Saratoga 1958 Forrestal 1962 Saratoga 1960-1 ENS 1355; CO VAW-78 1978-80 worked for Corps of engineers b.4/22/37; d.3/4/1995 Norfolk c Brain tumor; Lee Edmonston attended his services

James T. (J.T.) Mathis Graceville, FL AMHC FDR 1964 b.4/2/25; d.6/5/99 proprietor of Lil Stag in Graceville; Bette B. b.1925; d.2010

LCDR Edmond K. Matta Medford, NJ LT(jg) NAOC Independence 1960 b.1/14/34; d.8/9/01; Barbara L. Matta 2 Westwood Ct Medford, NJ 08055-9327 609-654-4823  

Ed Matta was instrumental in naming the plane the "Willy Fudd" Captain J.C. Lawrence, skipper of VAW-12 in Quonset Point, hated the name and forbade the use of it He came to visit the Independence on a work up cruise. When he approached Ready Two he almost had a stroke. Ed Matta had put a sign on the ready room door which read, "Ready Room Two Farm of the Fabulous Fudds". But ComSecondFleet said to the skipper, "We're sure glad to have your Fudds aboard J.C.!" The name stuck.

Richard T. Matter 31320 SR7 S Garden City, MO 64747 AN 1954 b.10/19/35; d.5/4/2010

Donald R. Matthews SN Lake Champlain 1953 b.7/5/34; d.7/15/2006 Grandy, NC

George Foster Matthews ENS b.6/28/29; d.10/28/03 Folcroft, PA; 6/15/1952 ditched and injured near Barnegat Light AD4N Engine quit at 1200 feet Ellis F. Green AT1 was with him

Charles R. Mattson Ventura, CA AA Lake Champlain 1960-1 b.8/13/39; d.4/22/69

James Corbett Maupin, II Hollister, MO formerly 706 2nd St Branson, MO 65616-3124 ATW3 Randolph 1965, AX2 Wasp 1967 b.1/23/1945 Dallas, OR; d.12/15/2012;

Son: James C. “Corby” Maupin, III 807 Hill St Joplin, MO 64801-2133 Rural American Independent Delivery, Inc (Solid waste collection) prior: 606 S Moffet Av & 116 S Pearl Av Joplin; res: 1823 S Wall Av Joplin, MO 64804-2066

Ernst F. Mausolf ADC 1953 b.12/16/19; d.9/9/97 Telford, TN Andrew Johnson Natl Cem

Vincent E. Maxwell ADC 109 Willow Oaks Rd Richmond, VA  23238-7225 804-784-5059 Forrestal 1961-2 b.10/3/1919; d.8/20/2004

LCDR Vaden R. Mayers b.4/25/1912; d.12/17/1999 Redwood City, CA FDR 1953; Geraldyne S 170 Woodside Dr Redwood City, CA b.4/14/26; d.9/11/06

Shuler H. Mayes LCDR Santa Rosa, FL  Midway Jan-May 1950  b.6/3/22; d.9/2/99 bur Barrancas Natl Cem; Marion S. d.2001

Terry Doyle Mayfield 917 Greenbriar Dr Joshua, TX 76058-4803 817-295-8720 Valley Forge 1958, Lake Champlain 1959; b.1938; d.12/30/2013 ALS since 1 year; Dolores D.

Jack C. Maynard AM1 “Boy commander” Bennington 1953 b.11/6/26; d.12/15/87 West Virginia

Jack C. Mays AD3 1952 b.10/7/21; d.7/6/2008 Burlington, NC (fm PA)

Donald Floyd McAnally Nashville, TN AMSAN Saratoga 1963-4 Died of heart failure 1988; June M b.9/18/46; d.7/1991; Son: Sean Patrick McAnally 4005 Tea Garden Way Antioch, TN 37013 615-365-8050

Edward J. McAvoy SN 1953 b.11/2/34; d.3/16/02 Bayshore, NY

Thomas D. McBride ATAN 1952 b.3/18/31; d.11/7/10 township of Washington, NJ

William Earle McBride b.4/3/1938; d.2/16/2001 Mobile, AL ADR3 Saratoga 1960 & 1961-2

Allen F. McCabe AM FDR 1961 fm Pittsburgh poss. b.7/7/41; d.7/84

Bruce R. McCabe AN Hornet 1955 b.1/29/34; d.4/11/06 Maryland

Robert F. McCabe YNSN Midway 1955-6 fm Bel Harbor, Rockaway Beach Hit changing a tire R arm crushed 1958. Became a priest? 1133 Andora Av Coral Gables, FL 33146-3214 305-667-7990 b.5/22/36; d.1/21/98

Daniel L. McCallister AD3 1953 b.5/22/32; d.9/18/96 Grottoes, VA

Jerry B. McCann 4972 Secluded Pines Dr NE Marietta, GA 30068 770-552-8883 Losia LT(jg) Intrepid 1956 Atlanta Wire Works Co; d.11/23/2005 Daughter: Losia Tomlinson e-mail )

CDR Rodney McCartney O-in-C Wasp 1966 in VA b.8/30/31; d.5/3/99; Darlene D. McCartney 5717 Chippewa Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23462 757-497-7130

Vincent J. McCarvill AE2 Coral Sea 1956 d.4/1/28 d.2003 in Newport, NC; son with the same name 252-223-5411

John J. McClemens AD3 1953 b.8/28/30; d.5/7/97 Edison, NJ

LT(jg) Joseph A. McCloy 1958—Essex 1961 Fm Smithtown L.I. Knew Bransfield’s brothers at St Anne’s Academy in NYC as a youth. b.10/19/36; d.2/4/01 Climax Springs, MO -Lake of the Ozarks D/c issued in NY 

CDR Francis R. “Dick” McCluskey FDR Carqual 1953, Coral Sea 1954 b.5/20/30 OH; d.9/28/91 Riverside, CA

Carl A. McClymont YN3 1950 b.11/6/32; d.7/21/2000 Fort Lauderdale, FL bur RI; Carlene & Denzel McClymont 5 Rose St E. Hartford, CT 06108-1656 860-206-8305

LCDR Marvin Burnell McCubbins 7032 Doumar Dr Norfolk, VA 23518 757-855- 0515 LT 6602 sent to VAW-121 in 3/1967; b.5/18/22; d.8/25/08; Mildred Marlene d.2006

 Lt. Cmdr. Marvin Burnell McCubbins passed away in his home Aug. 25, 2008, surrounded by his family. Marvin proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy for 30 years. He was aboard the USS Saint Louis in Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, followed by wartime service in many areas of the South Pacific. When his country needed him, he proudly served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He joins his wife of almost 60 years, Mildred Marlene McCubbins, who predeceased him in 2006. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Helen Ward and husband Rob of Norfolk; sons, Ron McCubbins and wife Linda of Norfolk, Jerry McCubbins and wife Judi of Salem, Ore., and Bob McCubbins and his wife Debby of Jamestown, N.C

Gilbert Franklin McCulley ATC 1945 Eastland Av Ripley, TN 38063-8289 731-221-8772 ATC Randolph 1965, FDR 1967-8 b.4/1/1937; d.9/19/2007 Magnolia, TX; Marie b.1941

William D. McCune AMS3 Intrepid 1967, Wasp 1967 b.11/25/45; d.9/18/90 Pinckneyville, IL

LT(jg) Ed McCutcheon leukemia mid 1990s Lennox Hill Hosp, NY Saratoga 1957; Randolph 1958

Jack E. “Mac” McDaniel 1909 Nordic Ct Virginia Beach, VA 23464 757-479-1648 AT1 Saratoga 1966 fm WV b.8/9/37; d.7/13/13; Betty

LCDR John G. “Jack” McDermott Essex 1964; LCDR O-in-C Randolph 1965 d.1/17/1984, heart attack

John T. McDermott AD3 Lake Champlain 1953 later PO2 b.4/9/34; d.11/1/99 Hillsborough, NH

Roger Earl (R.E.) McDuffie AT3 hurrevac 1958 b.8/29/38; d.6/20/81 Bartow Florida; Martha Ann

Loren D. McElfresh 609 Spang Av Leechburg, PA 15656-8240 724-845-8268 ATNAN Saratoga 1966 Wasp 1967; b.8/12/1946; d.8/28/2010

Jack C. McFarland SN 1954 b.8/28/35; d.10/21/06 Twinsburg, OH

Michael G. McGee 9101 Kern Canyon Rd Bakersfield, CA 93306 661-366-5766 b.6/4/1945; d.10/16/13 Independence 1961-24121 Pinewood Lake Dr

Michael T. “Mike” McGeehan PR3 (McGehan is the way they spelled it) Forrestal 1966; Essex and Wasp 1967 b.6/26/46; d.8/27/97 in PA

John R. McGinty 34333 Rosslyn St Westland, MI 48185-3661 b.1934 Fm Paoli, IN AM1 Valley Forge 1958; Intrepid 1958 b.2/1934; d.3/29/05; He chose not to become CPO. Beverly A

CDR Waldo Jerry "Buddy" McGrady Wyoming & Raleigh, WV 1957 b.8/2/12; d.5/31/93 Green Cove Springs, FL; Naval Aviation pilot 1937; Pearl Harbor survivor; Laura S.

Terry W. McGregor AA Saratoga 1959, Essex 1960 b.9/20/40; d.5/16/98 Griffith, IN

LCDR John V. "Jack" McGuane 75 3rd Av #23 Chula Vista, CA 91910 619-420-5445 LT 1951 FDR; 1952 BHR under Charlie Blanchard WWII OS2U pilot off cruisers/battleships Later practiced law (pronounce like MaGwan) fm Greenfield, MA b.4/15/23; d. 4/12/2011; Abigail M. b.1973

Paul M. McGucken Pilot 1950 b.6/12/1925 d.5/24/1993 San Diego, CA

John J. McHugh AD3 1951 b.5/14/31; d.2/29/96 Fairfield, CT

Arthur J. McKay AE1 1951 b.4/14/26; d.1/15/98 Shippensburg, PA or b.11/19/23; d.4/9/88 Franklin, MA

ENS William E. McLuckie Boxer 1953; 1951 pilot Cold Cat shot USS Palau 3/30/50 in TBM. b.8/13/23; d.12/1971; Betty L. McLuckie 1721 Whiteside Ln Virginia Beach, VA 23454 757-228-3642

Frank McKenna AN 1956 Intrepid b.7/15/35; d.10/81 Nesconset, NY

LCDR John H. McKenzie, 1036 Saw Pen Point Trl Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757-495-1085 b.8/1934 LCDR America 1967; Beatrice N. 512 Bunker Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23462-4508 757-499-1766 b.1934; He and his wife had a Mexican food manufacturing bakery in the Norfolk area in the 1970’s; Sons: John H. III, Barry G. 512 Bunker Dr VABCH, VA 23462-4508 757-499-1766; dtr: Belinda M. Elmer (Joseph S) 1643 Eagle Nest Cir Winter Springs, FL 32708-5922 407-365-2917 (NIS)

William E. McLuckie 1828 Pine Valley Dr Apt 104 Fort Myers, FL 33907-3346 239-481-1934 ENS pilot Coral Sea 1948-9, Boxer 1950, cold cat shot USS Palau 3/30/50 in TBM; Author: The Aircraft Carrier: instrument of National Strategy & Foreign Policy pub 1965; b.8/13/1923; d.12/18/71 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Betty L. McLuckie 1721 Whiteside Ln Virginia Beach, VA 23454 757-228-3642

Gene Howard McMahan 1432 Cunningham Rd W Seymour, TN 37865 865-983-8105 ADRAA Saratoga 1962; Det 14 retired fm Alcoa b.3/14/41; d.4/25/2012; Marie Rogers McMahan b.11/6/46; Son: Dwayne. David Paul b.9/26/78; d.6/9/2000

Walter J. McMahon AEC Randolph 1956; Saratoga 1957 b.1/10/24; d.1/26/91 NJ

Buford D. McManus 15 Pike St West Warwick, RI 02893 401-821-0934 AMHC Forrestal 1957 b.11/24/17; d.11/27/1984 Exeter, RI; Rose C. b.1920; Son: William H. McManus 14 Sweet Hill Rd Cumberland, RI 02864 Natalia

LCDR Donald W. McMaster 1961 O-in-C Franklin Roosevelt 1961-2 b.6/29/24; d.3/11/94 San Diego D/C issued in NJ bur Arlington Natl Cem

George L. McMasters, Jr. Saratoga 1960 Chief Warrant officer b.1923 400 Mathis Rd Hazelhurst, GA 31539-7324 912-375-7264; Lucille P. b.1918

Roy A. McMinn, Jr AN 1952 Father: Roy Alvin, Sr b.5/24/1995 Virginia; d.1949 Lexington, NC

Douglas (n) McNair SA Forrestal 1962-3 b.7/31/43; d.4/21/75 in Virginia; 711 Calvert Blvd Cove Lusby, MD 20657

Walter Harold McNamara Colchester, VT Midway Jan-May 1950 b.8/29/29; d.2/20/2013 Burlington, VT; Theresa (Labarge)

 COLCHESTER - Walter Harold McNamara, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in the Birchwood Terrace Health Care in Burlington. Walter was born on Aug. 29, 1929, in Burlington, the son of Harold and May Thelma (Michaud) McNamara.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and Air Force and continued with the Army National Guard. Mac retired from Vermont Structural Steel, following several years of employment.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa LaBarge McNamara of Colchester; children, Donald McNamara and wife, Debbie, of Essex, Colleen Moore and husband, Larry, of Mexico, Mo., Danny McNamara and wife, Kristin, of Georgia, and Lori Prior and husband, Daryl, of Santa Fe, Mo.; stepchildren, Mary Chamberlin and husband, Carl, of South Carolina, Lori Billings of Burlington, Cindy Bent and companion, David Coyle, of Maine, Shirley Williams and companion, Robert Simard, of Starksboro, and Lisa Billings of Winooski; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Lestage and husband, Paul, of Burlington, and Marian Porter of Charlotte; and several nieces and nephews.
Mac was predeceased by his son, David in 1996; brother, John; and brother-in-law, Richard Porter   

James Raymond McNaughton ATS3 1961 6888 SW 85th Pl Ocala, FL 34476 352-237-5764 b.8/41; d.5/05

Martin J. McNeil ALC 1953 b.2/11/27; d.12/9/91 PA

William A. McNett 79959 39th St Decatur, MI 49045-8959 269-423-7636 AT2 Intrepid 1956-7; Coral Sea 1957-8; Wasp 1958; b.2/6/36; d.9/28/08 Kalamazoo, MI; Arlene

CAPT John Theodore McQuesten, Jr 6313 Barrister Alexandria, VA 22307-1215 703-765-6011 1993 Coquina Way Coral Springs, FL 33071 LT(jg) Forrestal 1958-9 b.7/31/1929 Great Barrington, MA; d.11/13/2012; Ruth Brightbill McQuesten b.1929

He attended Agawam High School prior to entering Columbia College, Columbia University on an NROTC scholarship. Following graduation from Columbia he was commissioned Ensign, USN in March 1953 and was subsequently promoted to the grade of Commander to rank from 1 July, 1967. Following commissioning, Commander McQuesten served as Main Propulsion Assistant and Engineer Officer in USS VESOLE (DDR-878). He later received flight training at Pensacola, Florida and after being designated a Naval Aviator in June, 1955, he served a tour as a Primary Flight Instructor. Subsequent tours of duty included Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron TWELVE; Staff, Commander Destroyer Development Group TWO; USS FRED T. BERRY (DD-858); USS SAN MARCOS (LSD-25); and the office of the Secretary of Defense where he served as an Assistant Deputy Director, Administration for the International Planning Staff of the NATO Military Committee. While serving in the latter capacity Commander McQuesten was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for outstanding performance of duty. Commander McQuesten served as Executive Officer, USS KEPPLER (DD-765) from December 1966 to September 1968. CO USS NORRIS 1970-1, from duty as Operations and Plans Officer staff of Commander Cruiser Destroyer Flotilla TWO.  

John R. McTammany LT (MC) 186 Palermo Pl Lady Lake, FL 32159 1964 b.7/11/35; d.3/22/06 bur in SC

Dewey Euezelle McWhorter ADR3 Essex 1961 Felton, GA b.10/4/37; d.11/22/82; Beulah P. with Richard McWhorter Box 312 RR2 Booneville, KY 41314-8990 606-593-7041 b.1963

CDR John J. Meagher, Jr OD 6 Stoneybrook Rd Medfield, MA 02052 508-359-6757 1951-53 LT pilot Coral Sea 1952 b.1923; d.11/13/2011; Lucille S. (Levesque); Sons: John J. III “Trip” (Almarine) Hull, MA & Stephen S. (Janice) Stonington, CT; Dtrs: Michelle M. Arlington, MA, Kim K. Reed (John) Eliot, ME, Elizabeth E. “Beth” Wytas (Matt) Tolland, CT

CDR Alvin Leland Meints b.2/19/21; d.11/21/02 Fairfax VA Squadron maintenance officer 1962; USNA 1945 bur Arlington Natl Cem

Ronald Martin Melgaard LT(jg)1958 fm Erie, PA; Died suddenly at age 37 Never married; Sister: Marilyn Melgaard 4570 Lake Rd Erie, PA 16511 814-898-3845; From VF(AW)4 with Bollenbacher, Pearson, Sassi, Evrard, Shenk & Nelson

CDR Charles M. Melhorn (Navy Cross) b.7/20/18; d.10/1983 Los Angeles, CA Ticonderoga 1955-6 Author of TWO BLOCK FOX

Commander Melhorn led a charmed life from the time of his enlistment in the V-7 program in 1940 until his retirement in 1961. His PT boat was blown up at Guadalcanal in 1942; he then survived a plane crash during flight training, a midair collision, attacks on the Japanese fleet in 1945, a tour on Rear Admiral Jocko Clark's Carrier Division Four staff in 1949-1950, and a night ditching at sea in the Mediterranean in the 1950s. Through all of that, he managed to retain the delightful sense of humor

The Horn invited several junior officers to his home in Quonset. He had us sitting around the pool that summer afternoon & called his dog out. This was some kind of shepherd as I recall it, but in any case it was one big fierce looking beast. The Horn called it to his side & commanded that it "Smile" The dog did so, exposing vicious looking great white fangs That was one scary looking beast We were very impressed & The Horn had a good laugh I've tried over the years with every dog I owned to duplicate that trick, but never succeeded- George Markovits

L. F. “Duke” Memoli 1958-9 LT Saratoga pilot b.8/12/1929; d.7/15/84 Massapequa Park, NY

Lloyd K. Merchant AD1 4434 Venus Av Cloud Lake, FL 33406 (by West Palm Beach Intnl airport) b.6/9/1922; d.12/24/81 Ticonderoga 1953-5; Intrepid 1955; Eileen b.1928; Ruth N. Merchant 2534 Boundbrook Dr S Apt 116 W Palm Beach, FL 33406-8683 (Cloud Lake) 561-967-1357 (CPA)

Capt Paul Glenn Merchant b.8/2/29; d.5/31/93 Pensacola LT Valley Forge 1958, LSO c Wasp 1961 bur Barrancas Natl Cem

John W. Merical Intrepid b.10/24/34 Marion, MT; d.10/16/01 Oviedo, FL

George W. Merrill 15 Scribner St Patten, ME 04765 LT Leyte 1951 b.11/26/17; d.1/5/98; Shirley P. Merrill b.10/1917

William F. Merritt SN 1952 b.8/14/35; d.9/14/89 Virginia

Daniel S. Merski 712 Hess Av Erie, PA 16503 814-456-9334 AN 1953 b.11/29/31; d.5/22/09; Mary Ann (Daub) Merski

Daniel S. Merski  77 of Erie died Friday May 22, 2009 at Hamot Medical Center. He was born in Erie November 29, 1931 son of the late Steve and Lottie Federowicz Merski. Dan served in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired employee of GE, and he enjoyed golfing, bowling and traveling. In his youth, Dan was a boxer and won the Golden Gloves in 1949. He was preceded in death by a daughter Sharon Peters. Survivors include, his wife Mary Ann Daub Merski of Erie, daughters Carolyn Donnell and husband David of Erie, and Peaches "Joyce" Grolemund and husband Earl of North East, sons Daniel Merski and David Merski both of Erie, step-daughters Jackie Risley of Avon Lake Ohio, and Nichole Risley of Erie, son-in-law Russell Peters of North East, sister Alice Krantz and husband Bruce of Marietta Georgia and brother Robert Merski and wife Millie of Erie.

Ned Messer ASMCS PR1 1952 b.10/19/21; d.12/3/94 San Diego Fort Rosecrans Natl Cem  

Donald J. Mester Bennington 1953; Coral Sea 1955 AN d.10/13/90 Greenfield, MA

David E. Meyer ENS-LT(jg) Essex 1962-3; Forrestal 1964 b.10/9/37; d.2/3/02 Coventry, RI-to Westerly, RI

Donald L. Meyers ADRAN Saratoga 1966 b.9/18/46; d.2/24/06 Lake Wales, FL; bur in IN

William R. Michael CHMACH 5505 Adm Doyle Rd Pensacola, FL 32506;  b.1919;  Irene

Wilfred L. Michaud AMSC Midway 1955 AM1 b.5/26/23; d.5/31/76 bur Arlington Natl Cem

Raul Michelichi AMEC Wells Rd Sanford, ME 04073 207-324-8924 1960 AMS1 Essex 1961; Wasp 1959-60; d.7/9/2007 cancer; Charlotte

Roy K. Mickus 20847 81st Loop Dunellon, FL 34431 fm N Babylon, NY, AA 1952; b.1932; d.2011; Catherine E.; sons: Theodore A. & Zeno J

 Robert A. (Bob) Middleton AMAN 1953 b.8/23/34 Tulsa; d.6/22/03 Hammond, LA

Leonard Miesse ALC 1953 b.7/29/17; d.10/77 Vancouver, WA

Walter G. Miete 724 Alna Rd Alna, ME 04535-3832 207-882-7779; Maintenance Officer 1959-61; b.10/16/1919; d.5/12/2010; Obit in Wings of Gold Fall 2010; Mertie Jo

Louis N. Mihalic AJC 740 Kepple Rd Johnstown, PA 15909-3516 814-322-4710 AMS3 FDR 1966-7 Steelworkers union local president, Metallurgical inspector Bethlehem Steel b.12/21/47; d.5/9/14; Candace Mihalic 505 Andover Ct West Mifflin, PA 15122-2665 412-466-7268; Dtr: Jennifer Mihalic

B. N. Miller LT Assist O-in-C Forrestal 1962-3 (Benjamin in MA age 74? Gone now) Possibly Benjamin N. b.4/6/34; d.12/1987, Plainfield, NJ d/c issued in SC

Christopher Lee Miller ADJAN America 1966-7 b.9/13/47; d.3/19/2003 Ponca City, OK; Connie Lou (Fugate)

Clarence T. Miller AEC Randolph 1966 b.4/2/20; d.11/5/96 Farmington, MO

Clifford L. Miller 807 Erie Dr Romeoville, IL 60446 b.4/34; d.2007; AN 1952; Carolyn T. moved to 255 Big Sky New Braunfels, TX 78132-4431`830-624-4365

Edward D. Miller AD3 1951 b.4/15/32; d.1/15/98 Escondido, CA

Edward G. Miller AD3 1954 Oriskany 1953 b.3/8/34; d.2/27/06 Ithaca, NY

George A. Miller, Jr AD1 1951 b.1/8/26; d.11/11/1999 Maxwell, NE

Hal D. Miller AN Oriskany 1951 b.4/8/30; d.7/27/2010 North Carolina

Jack Clyde Miller ATS3 Essex 1961 b.1941; d.10/7/95 Patnego, TX; m.5/63 Syble Ruth (Hardin) 2650 W Park Row Dr #207 Patnego, TX 76013-6746 817-261-5436

James C. Miller Winston Salem, NC pilot LT(jg) Midway, Wasp 1952 b.9/1/26; d/9/8/2004

James H. Miller YN1 1951 b.11/3/1924; d.11/21/1992 bur Fort Rosecrans Cem, San Diego, CA

Martin R. (Roscoe) Miller 252 S 22nd St Marion, IA 52302 319-377-4899 Bennington 1954 VC-12; Methodist pastor b.2/26/33; d.1/20/14; Eva

The Rev. Martin Miller of 252 S. 22nd St. Marion, Ia died-January 20, 2014 at his home following a progressive illness at age 80. Cedar Memorial will be in charge of the celebration of life to be held in the Chapel of Memories, February 1st at 1:00 pm. The family will greet friends before the service at noon.  Burial will be at a later date at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery at Van Meter, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife, Eva of 54 years. His sons, John Miller of Clive, Ia., Robert Miller of Winterset, Ia.  His daughters Kathy Linke (Jon) of Clarinda, Ia.,Mary Miller (Ron Kopecky) of Leola, South Dakota, Rose Almquist (Tony) of Davenport, Ia. One twin sister Irene (Larry) Reid of Wichita, Ks  and 8 grandchildren;  Ryan and Renae Linke, Derek and Mason Miller, Nick and Noah Miller, and Alex and Kate Almquist. 

Martin was born near Ottumwa, Ia.  Feb. 26, 1933.  He was an aircraft mechanic in the Navy and served on the aircraft carrier USS Bennington and later was a crewman on a PBY Catalina at a Naval Air Station in Morocco, North Africa.
Martin attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, The University of Dubuque and the Methodist Theological Seminary in Delaware Ohio.
Martin served for 39 1/2 years as a United Methodist Pastor in parishes at: Guttenberg, (3 churches)  in Ohio while a student (3 churches), after seminary returned to Iowa to serve St. Peter's in Cedar Rapids, Bertram and Central City, Davenport, Van Horne, Clinton, Clarinda, and Cedar Rapids Kenwood Park.
One of Martin's interests was rebuilding and restoring Volkswagen Beetles.  Later after retirement he became involved in Radio Controlled Planes and was an officer and active member of the Cedar Rapids SKYHAWKS.

Ralph Douglas Miller AN Intrepid 1955 b.5/21/35; d.12/22/09 1243 Josephine St Lakeland, FL 33815 863-683-0648

Robert N. Miller Moss Point, MS ATWAN Essex 1964, ATR2 Randolph 1966 Survived the Holman ditching in ‘66. ARAMCO ran gas separation plant in Saudi; b.1/4/46; d.6/20/05 Escondido, CA; Brenda

Captain Roger J. Miller 601 Forest Park Bnd Saint Augustine, FL 32092-2771 904-940-0781 cell 904-285-8443 LT(jg) ENS pilot Mindoro 1951, Leyte 1950-1 1952; later VA-75; air medal ; b.2/2/1928; d.7/19/2012; Agatha L. b.10/17/25

Capt. Roger James Miller (USN Ret.), 84, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2012. He was born on February 2, 1928 in Liberty Center, Ohio. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 59 years, Agatha Miller; son, Roger J. Miller, Jr, M.D. (Caroline); daughters, Catherine Ann Presler (Roy) and Amy Miller Click (Johnny); brother, Robert Miller (Linda); and grandchildren, Lauren and Caroline Miller, and Taylor and Jack Click. Capt. Miller proudly served his country with integrity and honor as a US Navy Officer and Aviator for 29 years on attack jets in Korea and Vietnam. He served two separate combat tours in Korea, held a command position at the Naval Training Center in Brunswick, GA in 1973, and had several responsible positions involving foreign policy within the offices of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Chief of Naval Operations. He received numerous medals for meritorious service, including the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Medals, Joint Service Committee Medal, and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal three times, once with Valor. In addition to his decorations, he also obtained Master's Degrees in Political Science and International Relations. After retirement, he served as Director of International Operations of Ford Aerospace Corporation, securing multiple contracts between companies in the US, Europe and Asia. He then established and ran his own consulting company, International Liaisons. Roger later served as an Associate Professor at UNF, teaching International Relations and Business Management. He also dedicated his time to community service for the Meninac Club despite challenges to his health. His happiest years were spent living in Marsh Landing Country Club for over twenty years, enjoying the company of family and many cherished friends. He was a role model for all who knew him. He lived his life with integrity, honesty and humility despite all of his achievements. He was a faithful member of Palms Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville Beach. He was an avid reader of American history, and his favorite pastime was playing golf with friends and family. He had an easy way of making people feel comfortable yet inspired when around him. He will be missed for all the wonderful contributions he made to the lives of those who knew and loved him.

LCDR Roy Don Miller 6906 Stoneybrooke Ln Alexandria, VA 22306 703-765-1726 Never in VAW-12 Missiles logistics NAVAIRSYSCOM BA NPGS; MBA Cal Lutheran; b.1934; d.5/27/2014; Frances

Wayne R. Miller ATR3 Randolph 1962 fm Penna b.3/26/42; d.9/4/98; Son: John D. 28 Wyndham Ln Chester Springs, PA 19425 610-280-9638

CAPT Robert M. Milner 1951-3 4th CO VAW-12  Great skipper and aviator and a Pax River test pilot as well. Flew Hungarians out in ’56 -Capt Haskell b.9/7/1911; d.8/24/74 bur Arlington Natl Cem;  Brownie P. b.1/31/18; d.3/25/88 Baton Rouge

Robert C. Mills ATN3 Randolph 1965 b.1/24/44; d.8/16/00 New Castle, VA or b.12/30/44; d.2/22/2011 Pataskala, OH

Carmen Minardi SA 1954 b.8/12/37; d.4/26/06 Rushsylvania, OH

R. J. Minkus AD Leyte 1950-1 Air medal                                                                 Robert Jay Minkus b.1946 in Skokie, IL may be the son. He’s a pediatrician 9972 Woods Dr #2 Skokie, IL

Terry F. Miskell 67 Marquis Rd Freeport, ME 04032-6476 207-865-4496 LT(jg) Forrestal 1956 b.1931; d.9/11/05; Judith

Stanley Everett Mixon Oklee, MN (prior Roswell & Rio Rancho, NM, Salt Lake City) VAW-12 1960-63 Forrestal 1963 b.11/11/38 Texas; d.12/30/2012 Erskine, MN; Winifred (Galassini); Son: Larry douglas Mixon b.3/23/69; Dtr (adopted) Tanya Kimball (John) Oklee, MN 

Captain Arthur Lowell (Art) Moberly LCDR pilot O-in-C Saratoga 1963; Enterprise 1964; Univ Illinois; b.7/7/26 in Hammond, IL; d.8/26/07 Orange Park, FL; Mandy Moberly b.1918; d.2002; Dtr: Sheryl Luchtefeld (Daniel) of Lexington, KY, Diane Henson (Kevan) of Colorado Springs, CO; son: James Moberly of Benson, AZ, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

CAPTAIN, USNR Leslie Eugene Mokry 2849 Keever Rd Lebanon, OH 45036-8823 513-932-2707 LT NAOC 1954 Otterbein College, Oberlin College; Citizens Federal Bank b.12/14/1921; d.3/16/2012 Flew N2S, SNJ, F4F, F6F USS Bon Homme Richard, TBF wpe4   Marilyn (Mickey)

I was Personnel Officer when first assigned to VC-12 and promoted to Administrative Officer when LCDR FLYNN was detached and served in that capacity until I was detached in SEP 1954 I did go to sea once as O-in-C of a Carqual cruise off Quonset For collateral duty I was assigned as Traffic Officer to ensure that only authorized persons parked in the reserved parking spots at the hangar I still have the badge the metal benders made for me 

LT(jg) Delman C. Moll 504 Derby Dr York, AL 36925 205-392-4701 1961-3 Pilot Saratoga 1961-2 Fleet manager McElroy Trucking; b.11/5/1937; d.3/20/2005 Beijing, China; Frances Gordy Moll

Delman C. Moll, age 67, of York, Sumter, died March 20, 2005 in Beijing West Hill Hospital in Beijing, China. Survivors include his wife Frances Gordy Moll of York, Ala.; sons:  D. Brant Moll of Atlanta, Ga, and R. Ashley Walker of Meridian, Miss;  sister: Wanda M. McKracken of New Mexico; brother, Gerald Moll of Gillette, Wyo.
Del was a mild-mannered, loving and devoted husband and a very proud father. He loved gardening and was an avid reader.
He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from May 21, 1959 until Jan. 2, 1965. He served as a pilot and a flight instructor

Donald M. Monaghan 6782 Deer Springs Rd Keystone Heights, FL 32656-8690 352-473-4008 Enterprise 1961-3 AD3; Had ’62 Corvair b.11/3/39; d.10/7/2015 prostate cancer; Margie

Billy R. Monroe AD3 Wasp 1958 b.11/17/37; d.8/17/92 Alabama

James F. Montisano Claymont, DE; Douglassville, PA AK3 Bennington 1956 b.2/22/36; d.7/1/96 later sp3 USA; Gloria J

LT Ernest G. Montmarquet b.3/26/1923; d.2/29/1988 North Kingstown, RI NAOC FDR 1953; Catherine M. b.11/3/23; d.3/5/2011 VaBch

James Howard Moody, II ENS NAOC 1958-60 then wife Maxine (friend of G. Leisch) Lake Champlain 1958 & 1959 315 Barricks Rd Louisville, KY 40229 502-957-6015 b.5/21/34; d.3/6/1997; Amy; son: James Howard III (Jimm) b.7/1960 2502 Turnertown Rd Franklin, KY 42134-6089 270-598-9835

LCDR Frank Gordon Moody Saipan 1950, O-in-C Leyte cruise 1952; FDR 1950 b.7/18/22; d.6/14/89 Louisburg, KS

He was from New York and raised by John W. and Lillie Kelly. He's listed as "no relation" and living with them in the 1940 census.  Frank joined the Navy and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was involved in the development of instrument landing systems on carriers.

Thomas Owen Moon, Sr AEM3 fm Rustburg, VA later Evington, VA (Lynchburg) Midway 1955 b.12/25/34; d.8/10/2006; Son: TOM, Jr, Lynchburg; Dtrs: Kelli Worsham Forest VA & Sandra Wright Lynchburg

Charles P. Mooney 12 Grenadier Rd Hingham, MA 02043 781-749-7270 LT(jg) NAOC Essex 1958 Boston College 1956 b.3/29/1935; d.3/28/2014 stroke; Phyllis C. (Martucelli) Mooney; d.7/21/2008; Sons: Charles P. Mooney, Jr Hingham, MA, Christopher J. (Noreen) Needham, MA, Neil A. (Nicole) Quincy, MA

RADM Charles Julian Moore 200 W Blount St Pensacola, FL 32501-2024 850-433-9884 LCDR O-in-C Saratoga 1964-5 b.7/2/31; d.10/2012; Dian

Charles Julian Moore was born on July 2, 1931 to Dee and Leona Moore in Longview, Texas. In his third year at Baylor University, at the age of 19, he joined the Navy as a cadet in the Naval Flight Program in Pensacola and there me his wife, Dian, a native of Pensacola. In 1951, he earned his Navy Wings of Gold and was commissioned as an Ensign. Rising through the ranks, he commanded two Pacific Fleet squadrons, VAW - 114 and RVAW - 10. Having served as Weapons Officer on the USS Kitty Hawk, he commanded USS Vancouver, LPD - 2 and USS Okinawa, LPH - 3, the latter as a principal warship during the evacuations of Phnom Pehn and Saigon. He advanced to flag rank in 1980 and in 1985 he retired a Rear Admiral from the Pentagon.
His awards include the Legions of Merit, 
Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal and Navy Commendation Medal. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in Physics magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He holds a Master of Science in Physics Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School.
He is survived by his wife, Dian Moore, his son, Charles J. Moore, Jr., his daughters Brenda and Meg, 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Edward R. Moore, Jr AD3 1952 b.6/12/32; d.6/14/71 Bushnell, FL

John T. Moore AD1 1951 b.12/25/26; d.2/3/2002 Pascoag, RI

E. L. Moreau RI b.9/19/1933; d.3/15/89

Robert L. Morlan ATN3 Forrestal 1962-3 b.11/14/41 Illinois; d.1/15/95 Sebastian, FL; Marlene 121 Curtis Cir Sebastian, FL 32958 561-589-1852

LCDR Adrian Bass Morris, Jr b.11/6/25; d.3/13/1980 Thompson, GA LT

Ronald E. Morris AMEAN Wasp 1967 b.10/15/1948; m. Patricia Arter 12/30/66 Tulare, CA; or b.4/12/48; d.3/11/97 bur in Forest Lawn Cem Los Angeles

Richard K. Morrison 81 Dog Ranch Rd LaLuz, NM 88337-9410 b.3/1932; d.12/5/01 parachute rigger 1952-4; Lake Champlain 1953; Nancy M

Donald G. Morse AD1 1951 b.3/6/21; d.12/1/96 Salem, NH (MA)

William P. Morton, Jr ADRC Essex ADR1 1966 San Diego b.4/23/22 Collins, MO; d.3/3/93 San Diego

CAPT Arthur W. Motley, Jr. 716 Taranto Ct Virginia Beach, VA 23454 757-716-2730 XO under Capt Cruise; 12th CO 1963, CTF 77; Brown’50; widower b.1/31/1922; d.9/26/2014

 Virginia Beach - Arthur William Motley Jr., 92, made his final flight on Sept. 26, 2014.  Arthur was born Jan. 31, 1922 in Erie, Pa to Beatrice Holtz Motley and Arthur William Motley Sr. Following graduation in 1940 from Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington D.C.; he entered Naval Flight Training and received his Naval Aviator "Wings" in 1944. Art served our country proudly for 30 years retiring in 1972 as a Navy Captain. 
His early Navy career included tours in VF-IOO, VC-79 and VB-82 in the Pacific Theater during  
World War II. After the war, Arthur was sent to Brown University to further his education with the following assignment in VF-24 flying the F4U in combat missions from the USS BOXER (CV-21) during the Korean War. 
Subsequent operational assignments include Executive Officer of FASRON TWO at NAS, Quonset Point, RI. Assistant Air Officer aboard the USS Saratoga (CVA-60) and Commanding Officer, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron Twelve (VAW-12) in 1963. 

Shore tours included General Line School; Program Officer for Aircraft Maintenance Training in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations; Head, Fleet Support Department, Naval Air Systems Command Representative, Atlantic; Assistant Executive Director for Naval Aircraft Maintenance Program and acting Executive Director, Logistics/Fleet Support Group. 
Following his retirement in 1972, Art and his family returned to Virginia Beach. Remaining active while enjoying retirement, he was President of the Virginia Beach Kiwanis Club, a member of Retired Officers Association, the Association of Naval Aviation, member of The Church of the Holy Family and the President, Trantwood Civic League. Art is remembered as an avid golfer, loving husband and a great father, grandfather and great grandfather and a friend to so many. 
Art was predeceased by his wife, Lillian Brown Motley and his daughter, Patricia J. Motley. Left to cherish his memory are his children, Ann Marie Hauck (Robert) of Raleigh, NC; Dede Striffler (Paul) of Virginia Beach and Arthur W. Motley III (Cathy) of Chesapeake, his 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. 

James F. “Jim” Motyka AMH3 1 Renaissance Pl Palatine, IL 60067 847-485-8895 AA Wasp 1966, AN Intrepid 1967, Essex 1967; VAW-121 Intrepid, Lexington and FDR; d.1/6/2011 stroke & heart failure

Paul R. Mounce LCDR Galliano, LA LT(jg) 1957-8 b.9/16/35; d.5/1/09

George H. Moyer 4996 Zimmer Dr Columbus, OH 43232-6046 (Groveport) 614-837-1187 AD3 1953; b.5/25/31; d.5/2/13; Julia W. b.1929

George H. Moyer, 81, of Groveport, died on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Emeritus at Lakeview. He was born May 25, 1931 to the late Andrew Moyer and LuLu Mae Townsend Moyer and was a graduate of Portsmouth East High School, Class of 1949, Sciotoville, OH. George was a retired Sr. Master Sargent in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and served four years in the United States Navy. He enjoyed airplanes of any size, was a member of the Tail Spinners R/C Club of Central Ohio and a historian of aviation. He was a Thirty-Second Degree Mason and a member of Groveport Lodge #240 F.&A.M., Groveport, Ohio. George was a devoted husband of 60 years a loving Dad, PapPaw and friend. He is survived by his wife, Julia White Moyer; son, Kenneth Andrew (Paula) Moyer of Keller, Texas; daughter, Pamela A. Bowser of Columbus; grandchildren, Kyle (Erin) Moyer, Euless, Texas, Becky Bowser and Bo Bowser of Columbus.

Francis J. “Frank” Moynihan d.4/9/2010 Waltham, MA. 158 Winthrop St Winthrop, MA 02152-2641 617-846-3979 AK3 1953-1955; Husband of the late Barbara A. LaLime Moynihan b.8/4/37; d.12/9/2007;  Father of Gary F. Moynihan and his partner Lisa Waterman of Bradfod, Paul J. Moynihan of Framingham, Ann Marie Landry and her husband Joseph of Plymouth, Jane Wilson and her husband Peter of Derry, NH., and the late William F. Moynihan. Brother of the late Mary Moynihan and Nancy O'Laughlin. Also survived by five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews

John M. Mudrinich AX2 Randolph 1966, Wasp 1966 b.11/25/44; d.8/1968 age 24 Cuyahoga, OH

LT Bruce K. Muehlenbrock Addison, TX Forrestal 1964 b.1/23/37 Baton Rouge; d.5/3/02 Dallas; His brother at 16407 Shady Elm Dr Houston, TX 77059 281-480-1477

Robert W. Mugford Union Av Islip, NY 11751 AA Randolph 1963; Forrestal 1964 b.10/9/44; d.1984 Englewood (Sarasota) FL age 40

CDR Leon Sebastian Mularski 468 Saybrook Rd Haddam, CT 06438 860-345-2689 LCDR 1957-8; b.11/25/21; d.8/7/2011; Marie

John Lee “Jack” Mullen Four Mile Fork Spotsylvania county, VA AN 1951 b.10/27/33; d.3/13/15; Setsuko; Dtrs: Tanya (Jaime) Oldfield & Norma Mehler of Arlington, VA

Robert N. Mullen AD2 1951 b.8/10/20; d.1/5/1976 Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem

Francis R. Munson AMC 29459 Leslie Ct Wickliffe, OH 44092 Bon Homme Richard 1952 b.3/15/1918; d.3/7/09 Cleveland, OH; Albina T. b.1919; d.6/17/2001

William R. Murdoch LT 3793 Wishkah Rd Aberdeen, WA 98520-9619 360-533-6544 Ticonderoga 1953-5; FDR 1953, Intrepid 1955 as ATC; d.12/26/03; Jean

David Murphy, Jr AMHC Midlothian, Texas Randolph 1962-3 b.9/20/30 Aurora, IL; d.2/20/04; Marie K. (Meiners)  

Edward William Murphy 7297 E Echo Ln Scottsdale, AZ 85258-2769 480-922-3939 AN Lake Champlain 1953 b.3/3/1935 d.4/19/93 Madison, IL; Dee M

Harold T. Murphy FDR 1961 b.3/22/41; d.6/12/1994 Campbellsville, KY

LCDR James J. Murphy, Jr Brentwood, PA LCDR O-in-C Essex at Bay of Pigs 1960-1 made 99,000th landing aboard; SA to LCDR in 28 year career; b.1923; d.9/6/2014 age 91 bur Natl Cem of the Alleghenies; Virginia; Children: Dennis (Beth,) Eleanor (John) Mosberger, Jennifer

Joseph Francis Murphy ATRAN Enterprise 1961-2 b.9/24/41; d.6/3/2010 Virginia Beach, VA

Paul Murphy 40 Shawondassee Dr Stonington, CT 06378-2424 860-535-2945 AT2 1951-1953 BHR 1952 Oriskany 1951 d.2/7/2008; Beverly

Stephen J. Murphy AN 1951 b.9/26/33; d.6/11/08 Port Ewen, NY

Albert Arthur Murray ATW3 Essex 1964 Baton Rouge, LA b.7/45; d.1999; Jacquelyn L. b.1948

Dermot A. Murray MD 34 Orchard Way N Potomac, MD 20854 301-762-6976 LT (MC) b.7/17/1925; d.4/30/08; Margaret

Francis J. Murray, II AD1 1951 b.2/12/26 PA; d.7/11/2002 Woonsocket, RI

LT Lloyd B. Murray 1315 1953 O-in-C Coral Sea & FDR b.11/23/23; d.9/5/92 Groveton, NH 

Thomas F. Murray LT(jg) FDR 1964 b.7/4/41; d.4/19/03 New Port Richey, FL Parents operated the Roy General Store Roy, WA (Pierce County, near Tacoma) Thos F. Murray, Sr b.1917 2048 Mobile Estates Dr Sarasota, FL 34231 941-921-4817 (no match)

Thomas Joseph Murray AT2 Essex 1961 b.10/28/40; d.5/17/67 Farmingdale, NY

LCDR Thomas Osborne Murray 1138 W Saw Mill Rd Quakertown, PA 18951 215-536-3978 LT(jg) FDR 1966-7 USNA 1964; Mary Ellen

 Thomas Osborne Murray, 71, of Haycock Township, passed away Saturday May 3, 2014 in St Luke's Hospice in Bethlehem. He is survived by his wife Mary Ellen; son Robb; son William and wife Debra; granddaughters Evelyn and Kathryn; and a sister Laury Griffin and her husband John. He is predeceased by his parents William "Oz" and Ruth Murray. Tom grew up in Bay Village, Ohio and graduated from North Allegheny High School in Pittsburgh in 1960. He earned an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, and graduated with an Engineering degree with the class of 1964 (10th Company). After earning his wings as a Naval Aviator, he served in Vietnam flying off the USS Roosevelt. When he returned to the states, Tom was stationed in Norfolk, Va. where he met and married Mary Ellen. They moved to Pensacola where Tom served as a Navy flight instructor. Tom continued his flying career as a commercial airline pilot, working for Eastern Airlines for 19 years. In 1989, Tom began a new career in Real Estate with RE/MAX 440, Inc. in Quakertown. In 1973, Tom and Mary Ellen bought an old stone house in Haycock where they raised their boys and set about learning to farm. Tom was always interested in learning new things. There was never a project or challenge he wouldn't take on, and his family was his proudest achievement

Paul N. Myatt 1020 Pinecrest Dr Annapolis, MD 410-268-8889 CPO Leyte 1951 b.5/18/1912; d.3/10/1961 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Frances N

John V. Myers b.2/9/47; d.8/7/99 Muncy, PA Essex 1966

Martin R. Myers AM1 1953 b.3/29/1915; d.11/3/89 Grand Rapids, MI; Katherine

Russell P. Myers 1951-3 Saipan 1952 b.5/8/23; d.4/10/99; Irene Myers 2542 Rickdale Dr New Kensington, PA 10568 724-339-7539

T. N. Myers AD1 1951 b.11/23/25; d.3/23/2008 Washington County, TN

Gerald C. (Jerry) Myshrall ATNAN Det 14 1962; Saratoga 1962 397 Bolton St Marlborough, MA 01752 b.7/2/35; d.9/25/99


William L. Nance Mt Vernon, IL Coral Sea 1956 b.4/12/36; d.3/16/03; Gearline Octave Kisner Nance

Henry D. Nadeau 23 July St Sanford, Maine 04073 207-985-2140 AN 1952 Tarawa 1953-4 b.10/33; d.3/1981; Rita N. b.1936

Alfonso M. Nappi, Sr 672 Coye Brook Rd South Berlin, NY 13843-3124 607-783-2534; AA Essex 1961; b.3/3/1943; d.8/11/2010; Work: JFK Express Box 508 Howard Beach, NY 11414-0508 718-922-0016; Cecelia

Stanley W. Neel AEC 2158 Lord Rd Dudley, GA 31022-2432 478-875-3820 America 1966-7 AE1-AEC; b.1933; d.10/31/2014; Jacqueline W

Monroe Nelson ALC 1953 Randolph 1954 b.10/10/1918 WVa; d.3/11/2010 Portsmouth, VA; Bobetta Jane (pre-deceased)

Monroe Nelson NORFOLK - Monroe Nelson, 91, of the 1300 block of Jenifer St., passed away March 11, 2010 surrounded by his daughters. A native of Whitmer, W.Va., he was the son of the late Warren Vernon and Bertha Nelson and the widower of Bobetta Jane Nelson. He retired from the United States Navy as a chief petty officer and also retired from civil service at the Naval Air Rework Facility. He was a member and deacon at Ocean View Baptist Church and a U.S. Naval veteran of World War II. He is survived by two daughters, Diane Bobetta Hooks and husband Walton of Chesapeake and Valerie Jean Ballge and husband Duane of Norfolk; two sons, Michael Dale Nelson and wife Barbara Wild of Saugerties, N.Y., and Robert Monroe Nelson and wife Susan of Quincy, Pa.

Wallace G. Nelson Randolph 1954 ADAN b.1/16/35; d.10/1975

Jack L. Nesbitt Enterprise 1961 ADR2 b.10/5/31; d.12/20/96; Joan Nesbitt 2160 Warrensville Rd Montoursville, PA 17754 570-433-4613 

Harry D. Nettles Midway Jan-May 1950 b.4/27/23; d.5/18/1991

Robert M. “Bullet Bob” Nettles ADJ1 12408 Northwood Rd Savannah, GA 31419 912-920-9066 Cell 912-660-0880 (NIS) Valley Forge 1955-56, Wasp 1961, Essex 1962 Short Car Quals on the Lake Champlain, Leyte ADR3 Essex 1961 1955-8; ADR1 1960-62; d.11/30/2012; Sherry (Sheryl)

 Started out in VC-12 flying in the AD-4W, AD-5W Guppys, TF-1Q, the SNB's and the Willy Fudds just before going to VAW-33.  I remember many good and exciting flight hours with the likes of ENS's Stookey, Jiles, LT(jg) Joe McCloy, LT Paul Mounce and LT Conboy. Trips over to Long Island (With Logs for Chocks) for a few quick stops and many hours of ASW training around Block Island; In February of 1961 I went with the "Skyraiders" to VAW-33 for some additional training and flight hours in the AD-5Q's I left the Composite Navy in April of 1962 for VX-1 at NAS Boca Chica, Florida I flew as S2F, P2V and P-3A crewmember while attached to VX-1 until April of 1964. In April of 1964 I went West to the VP Navy after ADJ (B) School and P-3 Flight Engineers School Flew as Flight Engineer with VP-9 from January 1965 to November 1969 and with VP-46 from August 1970 until April of 1974

 Alan F. Neuffer, Sr 33017 Springside Ln Solon, OH 44139 440-248-0689 AE3 1962 Enterprise Electrical Project Engineer ArcelorMittal Cleveland #1 Steel Producing, Caster 3060 Eggers Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44105-1012 b.1939; d.9/18/2010; Helga; Children: Alan, Jr, Kristin (Ricciardelli), Jon T c Lori 5134 E 131st St Cleveland, OH 44125 216-518-0232

Richard Elliot Nevins b.6/26/23; d.5/11/89 Eustis, FL bur in RI

CAPT Theodore E. Newark (Ted) 2708 Cattayle Run Virginia Beach, VA 23452 757-340-8762 America 1967, CO VAW-122, VAW-120 1968-9; U. Mississippi, U. Rhode Island, Naval War college b.11/29/29; d.8/30/04 Liver cancer;

Gloria Ann

Capt. Theodore "Ted" E. Newark, U.S. Navy retired, a resident of Virginia Beach since 1971, died Aug. 30, 2004, at his residence.
Capt. Newark was born Nov. 29, 1929, in Lansing, Mich., and spent his childhood in Winter Park, Fla. He served in the Navy more than 29 years. Designated a Naval aviator in 1950, he served in VP-49, VFP-62, as catapult and arresting gear officer of the USS Saratoga and executive officer of VAW-12. He was the first commanding officer of VAW-122 and later commanded RVAW-120. From there he served as executive officer of the USS Intrepid, a faculty member of the Armed Forces Staff College and deputy inspector general, U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. He was the recipient of the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal.
Capt. Newark was a graduate of the University of Mississippi, University of Rhode Island and the Naval War College. After retiring from the Navy in 1977, he worked for Man Tech International Corp. on Navy anti-air warfare improvement programs.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria; sons, Lawrence of Richmond, Va., and Stephen of Bruceton Mills, W.Va.; daughter, Paula Mitchell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and five grandchildren.

CDR Robert Goodchild Newbegin, IV 3515 Wilton Hall Ct Alexandria, VA 22310-2120 703-960-1850 Saratoga 1960-1 LT(jg) USNA ‘55  (Father was USNA 27) b.4/8/30; d.7/18/2006 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Joyce

Ivan L. Newberry ALC Oriskany 1951 St Louis, MO and Gulfport, MS b.4/21/21; d.9/7/02 Lompoc, CA

Neil Scott Newberry 39 Hazelwood Dr Debary, FL 32713-4384 407-254-2391 AT3 1953 b.1/32; d.7/17/2014; Dtr: Elisa Rohr Orlando, FL b.1966

G.W. Newcomb, Jr AOC 1951

John Allen Newell, Jr. ADRC Ticonderoga 1953-5; AD1 Intrepid 1955 b.11/11/24; d.8/1/87 Medfield, MA

Kenneth T. Newell AT1 Indy 1960-1 b.7/16/28; d.9/6/06 Chesapeake, VA d/c issued in PA STEWART-COOPER-NEWELL ARCHITECTS COMPANY, PA; Theresa

Bruce W. Newhard 1217 Riverview Dr Walnutport PA 18088-9119 610-767-1207 b.6/2/1946; d.6/10/2015 ADJ3 Forrestal 1966; Gloria b.1948

Bruce W. Newhard, born June 2, 1946, died June 10, 2015 at age 69 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest. He was the son of the late Delthine (Becker) Newhard-Schmidt and the late Walter Newhard. He was the husband of Gloria (Andrews) Newhard for 48 years. He was a 1965 graduate of Northampton High School where he wrestled under the late Harry Wall. He was on the gym team where he excelled on a few apparatus. After graduating, Bruce joined the Navy where he was stationed in Norfolk, VA. He was a plane captain on the USS Forestal. He retired from the Bethlehem Steel after 26 years. He also worked at the Lehigh Valley Zoo in the concession stand. He enjoyed watching wrestling and football, and spending time with his family. Survivors: In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Vicki wife of Abbas Mahmoud and their children Adam and Lyla; son Gregory and wife Jessica and their children Erika and Chad; granddaughters Ashley and Alicia Newhard and Elizabeth Schwoyer, daughters of Michele Carraghan; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Jayden; sisters Judith Kovach and Sandra Marth and their spouses; brothers David and Willard Newhard and their spouses, and Patrick Schmidt

Robert J. Newhouse Clinton Tshp, MI; Ticonderoga 1955 b.10/7/35; d.8/30/14 Janet deceased

William R. “Dick” Newlin 300 Harbaugh Valley Rd Fairfield, PA 22735 Forrestal 1961 b.8/18/41 Hagerstown, MD; d.12/2/2015; Barbara A. b.1943; Son: Wm Scott (Holly) Newlin Greenville, PA; Dtrs: Betsy Harnish, Hagerstown, MD; Laurie Hamilton, Chambersburg, PA

Elmer D. Newsom ATC b.5/28/28; d.2/18/02 Caliente, NV Randolph 1965

John A. Nichols AMH3 America 1967 b.3/25/47; d.7/27/89: Debora J. (Roseen)

LCDR Ralph E. Nickell b.3/5/18; d.11/21/02 Morro Bay, CA bur Desert Lawn Cem Mohave Valley, CA

David E. Nicks AD2 1951 b.8/14/30; d.11/6/07 Riverview, FL

Niebuhr, Dr. Walter Ward 14100 River Rd Pensacola, FL 32507 LT(jg) 1310 America 1965-6; b.10/4/1940; d.4/19/00; Claire Gibbons Niebuhr Bon Secour, AL b.1940

Dr Walt Niebuhr: After he was RAD (released fm active duty), he returned to school, first to Oregon for his masters, then UC Berkley for his PhD in Geology.  (He was a long time research Geologist for Mobile Oil).  Sometime in there he joined the Reserves, flying S-2's (probably out of Whidbey Island). He retired from the Reserves as a LCDR.  For those that remember him, Walt had a wicked sense of humor. He was a perfect example of the fine line between genius and insanity!!  Re the first Med cruise: Since we were were boot Ensigns, we naturally had to ride the ship out when it left. That same day we began a running game of Gin Rummy that continued right up to the last day of the cruise! The skipper (O-in-C Ted Hodson) required us to keep our running scores on the RR blackboard with orders to update every day if we played (which we did almost every day). We ended up with thousands of points each. In later years my recollection was that I won by about 200 pts. Of course, he claimed that he won by 200 pts! – Bill Bradow

CDR Joseph Thomas Niedbala, Jr. 6150 Martins Landing Ct Burke, VA 22015-2563 703-978-7503 NavCad 1955, VAW-12 FDR det 1067-8, VAW-121 CO 1974; b.1932 educated at UVa, d.8/1/14 dementing illness bur 12/2014 Arlington Natl Cem           Joseph Thomas Niedbala Jr. (Ret. USN CDR) of Burke, VA, on August 1, 2014 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Devoted father of Joseph C. Niedbala and Robert J. Niedbala. Cherished son of the late Joseph and Stella Niedbala. Brother of Stanley Niedbala and Josephine T. Niedbala

Theodore Anton Niermann AMCS 5939 Ensenada Rd Jacksonville, FL 32244-1753 904-772-9279 AMCS Coral Sea 1956 b.7/17/36; d.4/2012; Joan Mellein; Dtrs: Dawn Marie J. 2148 Deer Run Trl Jacksonville, FL 32246-1066 904-220-3497 & Susan M; Son: Jeffrey Anton

William C. Nikovitz 2562 Cowley Way San Diego, CA 92110 619-276-2840 ADC Lake Champlain 1954-5 b.5/25/1920; d.3/11/07; Mary Bess (Whitten) b.1915; d.1998

Ralph D. Nimmo America 1966-7 VAW-122; Patricia A. Romine-Nimmo now Patricia A. Romine b.1944 (Vaughn E) 3611 Needles Dr Orlando, FL 32810-2325 formerly Altamonte Springs, Winter Springs & Maitland, FL

James Albert Ninni St Petersburg, FL Intrepid 1958; Forrestal 1961 b.1/1/1938; d.4/12/07 Bradenton, FL; d/c issued in MI

Louis E. Nipper AT3 Randolph 1956 b.6/4/34; d.9/15/94 OK

Thomas F. Nishan AA 1950 b.3/12/33; d.5/24/2005 Holden, MA

Wendell B. Nix 26248 Constitution Hywy Rhoadesville, VA 22542 540-854-2249 ATR2 America 1967 b.7/14/35; d.7/1/2013; Katherine H

Herbert E. Noble AS1 1036 Main St Bangor, ME 04401-6304 207-945-5763 Independence 1962 ANAM b.1/8/38; d.7/17/08; Norma L

Vincent D. Nocera AN Oriskany 1951 b.11/26/22; d.7/83 Indian River, FL. D/c issued in NJ. (Vincent D in NY is 75 & 47.)

James E. “Bud” Noe, II b.12/14/44; d.4/24/96 age 51 Shelby, AL Essex 1962-4 NFO

Sherman Carl Noffke AD3 FDR 1953 b.9/3/25; d.4/1975 age 49 Appleton, Wisconsin

Kenneth M. Nolet AE3 BHR 1953 fm Provincetown, MA Northeastern Univ 1958; b.10/8/29; d.1/1979 age 49 Framingham, MA

CAPT Charles Gilbert “Chuck” Norrington 147 Wert Faulkner Hywy Natural Bridge, VA 24579 540-291-2512 NFO Never VAW-12 1970 USS America VAW-124; CO VAW-123 Tufts University 1955; b.5/21/33; d.1/3/07 cancer; cremated and his ashes will be spread at sea by the US Navy; Caroline; Son: Charles G. Norrington, Jr Raleigh, NC 919-676-6105

LCDR Fredrick W. Norris, 2101 N 61st Av Pensacola, FL 32506-3463 850-944-0766 1961 Franklin Roosevelt Assist O-in-C b.1924; d.4/28/14 Bur in Ridgeland, SC; Rosa V. (Jones) Norris b.1926; d.2010; son: Fredrick W. Jr “Skeet” b.1948 7940 Mobile Hywy Pensacola, FL 32526 850-944-0766

Russel Leroy Northrup 161 950 St George, UT 84770 b.1/23/1941; d.12/7/06 ENS Forrestal 1961; LT(jg) Randolph 1962, LT Randolph 1963; Jean Hardy Northrup b.1945


Russel LeRoy Northrup, 65, died unexpectedly of a heart attack, December 7, 2006 in St. George, UT. He was born in Priest River, ID, January 23, 1941, to Eugene and Viola (Rice) Northrup. He married Jean (Hardy) Northrup on May 23, 1968 in Idaho Falls, ID and were later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple for time and all eternity.

Russ was a friend to all he knew and had a special love for his family, grandkids and those students he served as a bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved to read his newspapers, following every sport and also staying current on local activities and politics.

He had a long career in rail management, living in Idaho, eastern Oregon, northern California and finally Utah. He also owned and operated a vending business during his retirement years. Russ most enjoyed family time and activities, active church leadership and participation and other community service, such as his school board and condominium association leadership. Russ is survived by his loving wife Jean (Hardy) Northrup and her mother, Eyvonne Hardy; Bob (Julie) Northrup, Lonny (Tammy) Northrup, Kami (Tim) Floyd, Karron (Jim) Jackson, Derrick (Kristen) Northrup, Scott (Liz) Northrup, Robert (Nina) Matt, Karamie (Clint) Foster; 38 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren

Dale Donovan Norton ADC New Philadelphia & Uhrichsville, OH & Sebring, FL VC-12 Saipan 1950; b.4/25/21; d.3/9/09; Ruth E 221 Sea Gull LN SE New Philadelphia, OH 44663-3131 330-339-4637

Fred B. Novinger, Jr. 17855 Horizon Way Laurenceburg, IN 47025 812-537-3142 Leyte 1952 (not on the Med cruise); Midway 1953; TWA pilot (Logbook Vol 8; No 1 2007); d.9/3/2009; Judith; Son: Scott 1794 N State Road 101 Milan, IN  47031-9057

Richard A. Nowak, Jr. ATNAN Det 14; Saratoga 1962, ATN3 Forrestal 1963-1964 b.10/11/43; d.9/21/99; Gisela E. Nowak 40 Morse Av Butler, NJ 07405 973-283-8035

Charles N. Noyes ATWAN Essex 1961 fm Mechanicville, NY; Emma L (or M or N) 10 John S. Moore Homes Mechanicville, NY 12118-2540 518-664-3405 b.1942

Bennie M. Nunn Hempstead, NY b.4/21/33; d.10/24/09 d/c in AL; AN 1952  

Wendell A. Nyberg 1420 Alpine Av NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504 016-451-0031 ADAN 1952 b.3/18/29; d.5/24/2005


Harold R. Oatley 1923 Sheffield Pl Northwood, OH 43619 419-666-5792 BM2 1952 b.1/21/24; d.1/28/2000

Joseph A. “Obie” O’Brien LT 4130 Pompano Pl Corpus Christi, TX 78411 pilot Coral Sea 1952-3. Deployed from Ream field in TBM-3W 1947; President VRF-1 reunions b.11/26/19; d.10/7/13; Ruth (also deceased)

     Joseph A. O'Brien, age 93, passed away on February 28, 2013. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 26, 1919 to Alfred and Agnes O'Brien. He grew up in Sioux City, Iowa, and was a graduate of Iowa State

  University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. Joe served in the United States Navy during WWII as a lieutenant in Photographic Interpretation Squadron One in the Pacific Theater. Following his naval service he was employed by Shell and Superior Oil Companies and later he became an independent geologist. Mr. O'Brien was a Director of Frost Bank in Corpus Christi, and served one term as Chairman of the Corpus Christi Geological Society.
Mr. O'Brien is preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 70 years, Ruth O'Brien, parents, and sister, Dorothy Darst.
Survivors include his son Mark (Diana) O'Brien of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughter Patricia O'Brien (Richard) Fine of Los Angeles, California; grandchildren Christopher, Catherine Jill; great-grandchildren Austin and Andrew; numerous great nieces, nephews, and other relatives

Richard C. O’Conner 1954 b.1/11/36; d.7/24/91 Lorain, OH

Richard T. O’Conner AN 1953 FDR b.8/17/33; d.11/22/97 Chicago

Daniel P. O’Connor AN 1952 b.5/9/33; d.11/7/2000 GA

John F. O’Connor SN 1954 b.4/16/35 Gano St Providence, RI; d.Wahkon, Aitkin Co, MN; Ella Mae O’Connor 39883 E Moose Ln Wahkon, MN 56386-2550 320-495-3648

Clifford L. "Vonnie" Odom ADR1 Saratoga 1963-4 b.11/5/41; d.7/7/89 Live Oak, Florida

CAPT John Lee Ogle, Jr Chesapeake, VA 23322 757-421-9580 LCDR, CO VAW-125; b.10/19/1944; d.11/18/2009

John Lee Ogle Jr., 65, Captain United States Navy, Retired, of Plum Branch Road, Concord, Va., died on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, in Virginia Baptist Hospital. Born in Phoenix, Ariz., on October 19, 1944, he was a son of the late Gertrude Elizabeth Deter Ogle and John L. Ogle Sr. He was a pilot in the U.S. Navy serving from the Vietnam era until his retirement during the Persian Gulf era. John received his BA in political science from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. He is survived by his two sons, John L. Ogle III, of Gansevoort, N.Y., and Thomas M. Ogle, of Chesapeake, Va.; a brother, David Ogle, M.D., of Gresham, Ore.; two sisters, Margaret Rowe, of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Ellen Grover, of Lancaster, Va.; the mother of his children, Cam Ogle, of Knoxville, Tenn

CAPT Albert Wayne Oldham 7099 N Holiday Dr Galveston, TX 77550 or 35 Willow Ln 77551 409-762-7184  LT 1956-8 Intrepid “Strikeback” 1957; Wasp 1958; First CO VAW 126 1969-70 b.9/1/30; d.5/3/2011; Beverly (Dupee) m.1982, divorced; Elaine (Hardin) m.1985; Dtrs: Cindy Finnegan & Nancy Nicholson

Cecil L. Oliver ADC 1953 b.8/4/29; d.7/20/07 Columbia, IL

Jimmie Rhett Oliver AT1 America 1967 b.8/2/41; d.1/13/96 Florence County, SC; Patsy Lynch Oliver b.1941

William Louis “Bill” Oliver, III 1235 Finley Dr Pensacola, FL 32514 850-476-0282 LT(jg) 1958-60 Saratoga 1959 LSO Wasp; Flew a Bonanza which was destroyed in Ivan in 2004; d.4/24/07 at Lakeland, FL airshow of cerebral aneurysm; Wife, Mavis, organizes Methodist medical missionary trips to Ecuador

Charles P. Olson 1114 Grove St Huntley, IL 60142 847-669-5093 AMS2 FDR 1962 b.12/6/41; d.8/3/2015; Julie Ann (Enstrom) b.2/1950

Richard L. Ores AN b.10/4/42; d.8/30/04 Pontiac, IL Forrestal 1962; Lois

Anthony J. “Chicky” Orlando Abington, PA AN Essex 1961 b.1/12/36; d.1/19/15; Kathleen (Schaefer)   

CAPT George Ormond 1995 Brista De Mar Cir Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 904-246-3947; team leader FDR 1965; CO VAW-126 1972-3 Randolph cruise 1956 LT(jg) with VA 176; d.4/21/2010 St George, UT x3;  Marilyn

Captain George Ormond Jr. (USN - Retired) passed away suddenly in St. George Utah on April 21st. Captain Ormond was a 30 year naval veteran.
His career included Commanding Officer of VAW126, Executive Officer of the USS America, Commanding Officer of NAS Memphis and Chief of Staff of COMCRUDES Group 12. During his naval career, he received many awards including three Legions of Merit and Navy Commendation Medals.
After retiring from the U.S. Navy in 1985, he served as Depot Manager of Mackay Communications, Marine Division for 17 years.
He was extremely involved in the community including the Beaches Emergency Assistance Management (BEAM) where he collected food for the mission house. He was a passionate Gator booster. As a member Selva Marina County Club, he found not only a great game of golf but a wonderful group of friends.
Captain Ormond was pre-deceased by his beloved son, John Michael in 2000.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Marilyn. His daughter Michele Walpole (Dennis), son Mark Ormond (Kimberlee) and daughter Suzanne Murphy (Thomas). He has 7 grandchildren whom he greatly loved: Katy (23), Melissa (17), Thomas (8), Aidan (6), Wolfgang and Fiona (5) and Lilah (8 months)

Eugene E. Osborne 13511 Foresman Blvd Port Charlotte, FL 33981-2145 AN 1951 real estate and RV sales business, b.9/32 Alger, MI; d.8/29/2010 heart disease; Karen A

Harold Osborne 80 Pinewood Dr West Warwick, RI  02893 401-828-2491 AN 1948-1950 d.1/12/07; Elizabeth G. b.1/30/30; d.10/27/2000; Sister: Mary Ann

Ronald Raymond Osborne Enterprise 1961 E-4 policeman in Nashville d.1982 Louisville, KY

LCDR Thomas Osborne Murray 1138 W Saw Mill Rd Quakertown, PA 18951 215-536-3978 LT(jg) FDR 1966-7 USNA 1964; Mary Ellen

 Murray, Thomas O.Thomas Osborne Murray, 71, of Haycock Township, passed away Saturday May 3, 2014 in St Luke's Hospice in Bethlehem. He is survived by his wife Mary Ellen; son Robb; son William and wife Debra; granddaughters Evelyn and Kathryn; and a sister Laury Griffin and her husband John. He is predeceased by his parents William "Oz" and Ruth Murray. Tom grew up in Bay Village, Ohio and graduated from North Allegheny High School in Pittsburgh in 1960. He earned an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, and graduated with an Engineering degree with the class of 1964 (10th Company). After earning his wings as a Naval Aviator, he served in Vietnam flying off the USS Roosevelt. When he returned to the states, Tom was stationed in Norfolk, Va. where he met and married Mary Ellen. They moved to Pensacola where Tom served as a Navy flight instructor. Tom continued his flying career as a commercial airline pilot, working for Eastern Airlines for 19 years. In 1989, Tom began a new career in Real Estate with RE/MAX 440, Inc. in Quakertown. In 1973, Tom and Mary Ellen bought an old stone house in Haycock where they raised their boys and set about learning to farm. Tom was always interested in learning new things. There was never a project or challenge he wouldn't take on, and his family was his proudest achievement. Services: Private at the convenience of the family. Anyone wishing to honor Tom may do so by sending donations to a charitable cause of their choice or one of the following recommended causes: The John Rivers Memorial-VFW Post 11322, 41 Belmont Avenue, Quakertown, Pa. 18951 and/or Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.   

Robert F. Osmond ALC 108 Fairmont Av Watertown, NY 13601-1960 315-785-8958 Coral Sea 1955; Randolph 1956 worked for GE; Owned a shoe store 33 W Main St; addresses in Syracuse & Pulaski, NY; b.1923; Mona L. b.3/6/23; d.11/15/05 Syracuse

Victor E. Osher Saratoga 1964-5; 1966 Ops officer of detachment b.5/3/21; d.12/28/86 Palm Beach, FL; father: b.12/6/1907; d.3/29/1995 Poplar Bluff, MO

LCDR Max E. Otis 1408 Haslett Rd Haslett, MI 48840 517-339-8609 LT 1954-6 Midway; b.1923 Delhi, MI; d.4/18/2013; Michigan State; Beatrice E. (Hagenbuch); Sons; LCDR David E. Otis, USN, CDR Philip E. Otis, USNR (Susan), CAPT James E. Otis, USN (ret) (Mary)  

Robert R. Ott fm Ohio Columbia Univ football player AT Lake Champlain 1953 (Munroe in the book) He may be Robt R. b.8/13/34; d.11/18/01 WPBch, FL fm Lake Worth, FL 561-585-3348

Thomas R. Overdorf 27 Meadowbrook Rd Grafton, MA 01519-1412 508-839-5662 FAX CAPT 508-839-7162 also 556 Rustic Cir Stuart, FL 34997 O-in-C Independence, from '62 through '64, then the Plankowner CO of VAW-124, '66 to '67 Independence and the CO of RVAW-110 in '69 to'70 Double Centurion b.1929; Judith (Herbst) b.1939

Stuart, FL – Captain Thomas R. Overdorf USN, ret. died peacefully in his home on June 4th, 2015 at the age of 85.  Born in Johnstown, PA in 1929 to Theodore R. Overdorf and Lillian (Rodgers), Overdorf was an aviator, a loving husband and father and a dedicated contributor to his community. A 1947 Johnstown High School graduate, Overdorf earned a scholarship to Pennsylvania State University as a Naval ROTC candidate.  He was a midshipman in the Holloway Plan and graduated with a BS in Ceramic Engineering in 1951. Overdorf embarked on a thirty year career in the Navy during which he also completed an MS in International Affairs from George Washington University.   Overdorf earned his wings as a naval aviator in 1955 and toured the globe.  Highlights of his career include posts as Flag Lieutenant on the staff of Commander Alaska Sea Frontier; test pilot for Grumman Aircraft; Aircraft Handling Officer aboard USS Wasp (CV-18) during the recovery mission of Gemini 4 spacecraft; first Commanding Officer of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron VAW-124 flying carrier-based E-1B Tracers and the E-2C Hawkeye aboard the USS Independence (CVA-62).  He then served as Commanding Officer of RVAW-110 training squadron located NAS North Island, CA.  Overdorf was Executive Officer and acting Commanding Officer aboard USS Constellation (CVA – 64) for the ‘71-72 WestPac deployment to Southeast Asia and a recipient of The Bronze Star medal; Chief of Naval Operations staff, Head of the Carrier Warfare Branch in OPNAV at the Pentagon.  While in Washington, DC, he was an aircraft carrier aviation consultant for the exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.  Overdorf’s military career concluded with a final post as Professor of Naval Science and Commanding Officer of the NROTC unit at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA.   Overdorf lived in Grafton, MA for forty years where he had his second career at Washington Mills. A great lover of his family, the Navy, dogs and horses, cribbage and a dry martini; Overdorf’s quick wit and even temperament will be missed. His dedicated contributions to his community include service as Moderator at the Congregational Church of Grafton, a seat on the Town of Grafton Board of Appeals and a Director of the Grafton Credit Union. Overdorf and his wife moved from Grafton, MA to Stuart, FL in 2013.  He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Judith, and his children, Jill of Torrance, CA and Toby of Stuart, FL, daughter-in-law  Maggie and grand-daughter Carleigh. Overdorf is survived by his brother David (m. Shari) of Sarasota, FL and predeceased by his brother Richard (m. Joanne). 

 John Graham Oyler Sierra Vista, AZ b.1/14/32; d.9/24/2011 Prostate CA AD2 Lake Champlain 1960-1; Dorothy Elizabeth (Betty)

John was born in Bedford Co. Virginia on Jan. 14,1932. John grew up in Roanoke, Va. and was raised by his parents, Addie S. and Ottway Graham Oyler. He had only one sibling, James Oyler. John married Dorothy (Betty) Oyler on May 5,1956.
John attended schools in Roanoke, Va., and upon graduating from high school, joined the U.S. Navy, which allowed him to enjoy living in many places. John retired to Tucson, Ariz., where he and Betty raised their four children. John enjoyed learning, and during his adult years, earned a degree in air conditioning and cooling systems, business and studied agriculture. John had many hobbies and interests, which included building and flying remote-controlled airplanes, gardening and growing Christmas trees, raising and showing Saint Bernards, bird watching, gold prospecting, history and historical memorabilia. In his last few years he had also become involved with the Civil War Preservation Trust. John also enjoyed his cigars and could rarely be seen without one in his mouth.
John is survived by his children, John Graham Oyler II of Tucson, Ariz., George Michael Oyler of West Hatfield, Mass., William (Bill) Robert Oyler of Tucson, Ariz., Linda Jean Mooney of Parkdale, Ore., his grandchildren, Wesley Oyler, Jason Oyler, Joshua Oyler, Brandon Oyler, Jacob Oyler, Catherine Oyler, Christopher Oyler, Amy Baggett, Madison Mooney and Rachael Mooney. John was preceded in death by his father, Ottway Graham Oyler, his mother, Addie S. Oyler, his brother, James Oyler and his wife, Dorothy (Betty) Elizabeth Oyler.


Joseph J. Paglialungo ADC 381 Lanier Dr Lake Worth, FL 33461-1922 561-965-5542 1956-8 in VC-12/VAW-12 b.3/3/09; d.10/3/04 Lake Worth, FL age 95

Joseph G. Pajac BMC 1951 fm Minnesota b.2/5/18; d.9/11/2010 Orland Park, IL; Margaret (Klenn) d.1997; Son: Joseph Jr (deceased)(Bonne); Dtr: Margaret Banas (Robert) 

John P. Palko AMAN 1952 b.8/6/31; d.5/10/97 Pleasant Mount, PA

Henry J. Palmer, Jr AMS1 Randolph 1965 b.1/2/43; d.12/1/2003

John W. Panian AL3 Leyte 1952 b.7/30/32; d.1/28/91 Illinois bur in San Antonio

William Benjamin Paradis 244 Beaverbrook Rd Old Lyme, CT 06371-3204 860-434-7040 LT 1953-4 Bennington 1954; Model railroader; Tufts 1949 Mechanical engineering; b.10/25/27; d.9/28/2014; Virginia (Leonard) b.3/17/1934; d.10/14/2005  

 New London - William Benjamin Paradis, 86, of Beaverbrook Road, Lyme, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Paradis was born on Oct. 25, 1927, in Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Mass., the son of John and Leah (Benjamin) Paradis. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and Korea.
He married Virginia Leonard on Dec. 31, 1955. She predeceased him on Oct. 14, 2005.
He graduated from Rockport High School in 1945, enrolled at Northeastern University and graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. He graduated from Flight Training School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1947. In the course of his career as an engineer, management programmer, and systems management consultant, he worked for several international corporations including Sylvania (MA and ME), General Dynamics (Electric Boat), Bendix, Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (NY), IBM, and Wang. After establishing his own management consulting practice, he worked for several large manufacturing ventures, including the State of Qatar, Movado Group Inc., Ladder Towers Inc., and Mueller Brass.
Mr. Paradis was active in the Boy Scouts of America, Christ the King Men's Club, Elks Club, 4-H, Lyme Senior Center, Mohegan Pequot Train Club, Polish American Club, and was a longtime supporter of the Lyme Volunteer Emergency Services.
He was proud of his flight career as a U.S. Naval officer and pilot and was a model of independence, perseverance, and self-sufficiency. He will always be remembered for his elegant command of the dance floor, quick wit, and yankee ingenuity.
Mr. Paradis is survived by his three sons, William Paradis Jr., Alan Paradis, and Kristian Paradis; three daughters, Lee Paradis and husband, James Venditto Jr., Dawn Peret, and Kim Blanchard; 10 grandchildren, Taryn, Corwin, Haley, Samuel, Michael, Grant, Kelley, Travis, Vivian, and Elliott; also by his sisters-in-law, Bea Paradis and Joanne Powers; brother-in-law, Rev. John F. Leonard; many nieces and nephews; and his loving cat, Buff

CAPT Joseph Adrian Pariseau Refugio Highway Beeville, TX 78102 361-358-3445 Last CO VAW-12 1965-7 and first CO CCAEWW-12 1967 CO VAW-121 1967 b.3/19/19; d.12/23/2002 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Anna C. d.2000

Harry E. Parker ADC Coral Sea 1953 b.10/18/1919; d.8/23/94 San Diego bur Fort Rosecrans Ntl Cemetery

James M. Parker AT2 in 1953; AT1 Midway 1955 b.4/17/25; d.11/12/95 St Petersburg, FL d/c issued in NY; Virginia F. Parker 10355 Paradise Blvd Saint Petersburg, FL 33706 727-360-0282

LT(jg) Donald H. Parkinson Intrepid 1960 lived south of Hillsboro, OR; moved to Bullhead City, NV; Son was ATC controller at Seattle ARTC; b.2/12/33; d.8/25/97 Intrepid 1960

I took him flying in my Comanche the night we had his son down to our flying club to visit and represent the ARTCC, but he never warmed up and wanted to come visit or exchange memories. He did accounting. Then he moved away. We had contacted ARTCC and they sent young Fred who said could his dad come? We said sure, and when I heard where he lived, on the next road over from me, I said I’ll bring him. He said he’d flown in the navy and I said so had I Then I asked him what plane and he said AD5W. Check. What squadron, VAW-11? No 12!

LCDR Jack “J.” Parks, Jr. LT(jg) Lake Champlain 1957; Leyte 1958 1808 Colonial Arms Cir Virginia Beach, VA 23454 b.9/8/34 Charlotte, NC; d.12/19/01 D/c issued in NC bur Arlington Natl Cem; Mary Lu

Burial for Lt. Commander J.J. Parks, Jr, a retired Naval pilot, with full Military honors, horse and carriage, and Navy Jet flyover was on Feb. 8, 2002, a cold, windy morning. Attended by sons, Jeff & Kevin,and their mother, Mary Lu; his daughters-in-law & 4 grandchildren; his 3 brothers, sister, cousins & their families & also many friends

LCDR Lee Otis Parks, Jr ALC Ticonderoga 1953-5; St George, UT b.3/24/21; d.1/18/92 Talladega, AL

LT Elmer W. Parrish, Jr. 1958 b.9/3/31; d.2/5/99 Morganfield, KY

LT(jg) James Lawrence (Larry) Parsley Randolph 1960 fm Tennessee  b.7/29/1921 d.7/20/89 Nashville; Mary Lou Parsley 716 Fairview Av Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-896-7685

George M. Paschall CWO-3 Saratoga 1966 b.7/27/33; d.6/24/02 Appling, GA

CDR Joseph John Paskoski Navy Cross 2830 NE 27th St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306-1913 954-563-6872 XO 1958-9 Fighter Ace WWII VF-19 6 victories in F6F b.2/22/1919; d.4/15/2008 bur at Arlington Natl Cem; Navy CrossWWII Victory Medal; Virginia Rose

Arden E. Patterson ADAN 1952 b.7/19/30; d.11/13/92 Prairie City, IA

Don Jay Patterson AEC 1448 Hiteshew Pl Virginia Beach, VA 23454-4811AE2 Essex 1960 b.6/5/38; d.2/24/96; Patricia Y. Patterson

 CPO Don J. Patterson, USN (Ret.), 57, of the 1400 block of Hiteshew Place, died Feb. 24, 1996, in Virginia Beach General Hospital of injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident. Mr. Patterson was born June 5, 1938, in Gloversville, N.Y., and was raised in Johnstown, N.Y. He was a Lutheran. Mr. Patterson was a veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from the Navy after 20 years of service. He had been a resident of Virginia Beach since 1970. He was a member of Fleet Reserve Association Branch 166. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Y. Wessendorf Patterson; and beloved father of Melanie A. Patterson of Norfolk and Don J. Patterson Jr. of Virginia Beach.

 CAPT George Patterson, Jr. 603 Foulkeways Gwynedd, PA 19436 1954-6 LT(jg) Coral Sea NAOC; Cornell '53,  Wharton 1952 hip and heart surgery 2010 b.7/24/1928; d.7/11/11; Parkinson’s disease; Barbara Ruth b.2/1932 Son: Gregg Patterson

John D. Patterson 2554 Violet St San Diego, CA 92105-4567 ATN3 Independence 1965, Wasp 1966, b.12/13/1947; d.12/10/97 Bronx, NY; m.Celia M. (Lee) 9/11/77

Robert G. “Bob” Patterson, Sr ATC 321 Hazel Avenue Ellwood City, PA AN Oriskany 1951 b.3/16/32; d.2/15/09

Russell J. Paul ATC Lake Champlain 1954-5; Intrepid 1956-7 b.4/10/26; d.8/9/99 Cove Springs, FL

William M. Paul AT3 Sun City Center, FL 1953 FDR b.9/8/32; d.5/4/2003 Delphos, OH; Carolyn V. Paul 232 Westbrook Av Delphos, OH 45833-1657 419-692-5823 b.10/15/38

John R. Paulus ADR3 b.4/7/26; d.7/20/98 Baltimore

Charles F. Pavelka AT2 1952 Fenton, MO b.3/11/32; d.9/18/91 d/c issued in NY

James R. Paxton AD3 Valley Forge 1958 10242 Galena Pointe Dr Galena, OH 740-965-6573 b.2/10/36; d.3/21/94

William M. Payne ADC Randolph 1954 b.2/11/16; d.4/9/95 North Kingstown, RI bur in MD

Nick E. Payton ATR3 Wasp 1959-61; Essex 1961 b.2/19/39 Arkansas; d.2/15/94 Longview, WA

Thomas McCallum Pearce 2941 Cherokee Rd Birmingham, AL 35223-2608 205-871-2941 LT(jg) Bennington 1955-6 b.12/27/30; d.12/19/13; Anne Lanier Pearce

 PEARCE, THOMAS MCCALLUM was born on December 27, 1930 and died December 19, 2013. Tom was born to the late Clarence and Mary Pearce in Cleveland, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his sister Molly Pearce Robinson. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Anne Lanier Pearce and his children Mary Clayton Enderlein (Christoph) of Seattle Washington, Molly Pearce Clark (Lange) of Birmingham and Thomas McCallum Pearce, Jr. (Laura) of Atlanta, Georgia as well as his two stepchildren James Arthur Smith, IV (Ashley) of Birmingham and Brett Rutledge Smith (Elizabeth) of Chapel Hill, NC. Tom is also survived by his eight grandchildren: Kyle T. Palmer, Colin B. Enderlein, Erik C. Enderlein, Anna Kathryn Clark, Virginia Clayton Clark, Adrienne L. Clark, Anderson M. Pearce and Thomas M. Pearce, III, in addition to his six grandchildren George W. Smith, Arthur W Smith, Laney F. Smith, Anne Carter Smith, Lucy L. Smith and Brett R. Smith, Jr. Tom graduated high school from the University School in Cleveland and received a BS in Geology from Yale University in 1953. At Yale, he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and played on the football team where he lettered as a freshman. At Yale, Tom was active in the NROTC and upon graduation joined the Navy as a Lieutenant where he served as an all-weather pilot. He was assigned carrier duty aboard the USS Bennington as well as the USS Lexington. Tom subsequently received an MBA from the University of Michigan in 1957 and upon graduation he moved to Birmingham and was the co-founder and President of Alabaster Industries which he ran for nearly 30 years. Tom was an avid sportsman who enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing with his friends and family. He was member of Independent Presbyterian Church the Mountain Brook Club, and he was a proud member of Matthews Marauders as well as the Beaux Arts Krewe. 

George Robert Mackenzie (Gramps) Pearson 815 McDonald St  Mount Dora, FL 32757-4843 352-383-6432 fm Mississippi City, MS LCDR O-in-C Lake Champlain 1958-59 (VF(AW)4 refugee) b.3/8/25; d.6/20/06; Ermyne (Duckworth); Dtr: Suzan Mackenzie Pearson b.8/10/55 Kleberg, TX m.Richard S. Evan; Dtr: Ginger R

Carl Fleming Peck 1321 West Southern Av Williamsport, PA 17702-7122 570-323-7888 ENS 1325 Randolph 1966 b.5/7/42; d.7/2/2012 Cystic Fibrosis

Carl was born on May 7, 1942, at Williamsport, Pa. He was the son of the late Irvin D. and Emeline (Hamm) Peck. Carl was a member of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church in South Williamsport.
Carl is survived by his two brothers, Fred (Cindy) Peck of Middletown, Pa., and Jack (Elvera) Peck of DuBoistown. He is also survived by one sister, Martha A. (Stephen) Lundy of Montoursville

Julian Overton Peckham AMC 36 Ellery Rd Newport, RI 02840-2874 401-848-5259 AMC Valley Forge 1958 b.12/11/19; d.10/28/09; Jean d.9/2006

Bruce Alan Pelczar 41755 New Market Turner Rd Mechanicsville, MD 20659-4800 301-884-4514 Independence 1961-2 b.7/22/43; d.2/26/2015; Beverly Jane

 Bruce Alan Pelczar, 71, of Mechanicsville, MD formerly from Dover, NH, passed away on February 26, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born on July 22, 1943 in Dover, NH, he was the son of the late Phyllis Pelczar and John Pelczar. Bruce was the loving husband of Beverly Pelczar whom he married in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Mechanicsville, MD on December 10, 1966. Bruce is survived by his children Brad Pelczar (Kim) and Joanie Guy (Brent) both of Mechanicsville, MD, 5 grandchildren, and brother Alden "Butch" Pelczar of Dover, NH. He was preceded in death by his son Troy Alan Pelczar and sister Mary Lee Kimball. He graduated from Dover High School in 1961. Bruce served in the United States Navy from June 12, 1964 to April 11, 1969, while serving in the Navy he earned the Good Conduct Medal (Second Award) for period service ending June 11, 1968. National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, his education and training consisted of Correspondence Course of Military Requirements for Airman (NP-91600), Correspondence Course of Military Requirements for Petty Officer 3 & 2, PR Class “A: School, NAS, Lakehurst, New jersey 17th of 38 in class, Fork Lift School, AMD, NAS, Patuxent River, MD, and Navy Training Course for PR 3 & 2 (91639-1A). His duty station included; Norfolk, VA USS Independence During the Cuban Missile Crisis), and Patuxent River, MD.  He moved from Norfolk, VA to St. Mary’s County in 1965.  Bruce worked as a Warehouseman/Salesman for NAS Patuxent River /Civil Service for 33 years, retiring in October 3, 1995.  He also worked for Mechanicsville Building Supply.  Bruce enjoyed coaching and playing softball, quail hunting, bowling, playing slot machines, dancing, and loved being with his family.   

Tyrone Paul Pennington AE1-AEC America 1967 b.11/7/38 Del City, OK; d.9/3/08 Norristown, PA bur in OK                 

Roy T. Penrose AT3 Essex 1967 b.12/27/46; d.4/6/92 Prattville, AL d/c issued in PA; 26 Elizabeth Ct Wetumpka, AL 36093 334-567-5151 (phone in name of M. Penrose- Mona P b.1954 or Melissa)                 

Lee Peppers Boxer 1951 b.8/4/32; d.9/1/2001 South Bend, IN                                                             

J. E. Percy Leyte 1951 b.11/10/23; d.8/18/01 Baton Rouge, LA or b.11/17/18; d.6/3/01; Agnes Laurence

Duane Perkins Independence 1962 b.10/12/32; d.2/10/05 Hesperia & Kalkaska, MI                                                     

Edward J. Perreault 19 Beachside Rd Ludlow, MA b.10/5/1932 Chicopee Falls, MA; d.8/13/2012 age 79 Ed proudly served his country during the Korean War as a member of the United States Navy. ADAN VC-12 Bennington 1953; Aimee N.; Dtrs: Julie L., Danni Roberts                                                                                                     CAPT Robert A. (Red) Perrault b.3/11/35; d.7/13/92 in New Orleans, ENS 1315 Saratoga 1961, LCDR CO VAW-207 1974 when it was disestablished O-in-C of VAW-11 detachment; CO NAS South Weymouth; Director of Naval Reserve Recruiting Everette Ray Perrigo 32 Short Rd North Kingstown, RI 02852-2822 401-885-2797 Randolph 1956; b.2/24/35; d.12/15/96; Patricia A

Frank B. Perry fm Massena, NY b.4/8/35; d.7/28/03 Port Orange, FL Randolph 1957 ATR2; Son: Frank A. b.1966 Massena, NY

James N. Perry  927 Grove Park Dr N Orange Park, FL 32073 904-264-5697 AT2 Randolph 1954 Bennington 1955 b.8/5/31; d.1/28/2005; Babs (Madeline)

LT(jg) Jack Peters 1957-60

Kenneth E. Peters ATC Det 14 1962; Saratoga 1963-4 b.12/10/30; d.1/26/96 Saegerstown, PA

Clifford B. Peterson AM1 1951 b.7/18/22; d.7/26/97 Saline, KS

John G. Peterson ADC b.9/13/28; d.2/14/97 Port Angeles, WA Coral Sea 1955; leading chief Bennington 1955-6

Rev Oren Arthur (Pete) Peterson LCDR Winterset, IA O-in-C Lake Champlain 1960 Harvard Divinity School Unitarian Universalist Assn b.4/9/21; d.10/13/2013 age 95; Helen P. 3832 Cottage Grove Av Des Moines, IA 50311 515-279-1215

Flew all types A-1; Korean combat-Valley Forge & Boxer '52-'53, VF194; 82 missions; shot down & ditched 1/8/52; retired, 21years 8/1/68; 31years second career (Unitarian Universalist Minister)

Thomas D. Peterson AA Randolph 1963 b.10/11/44; d.4/13/11 WI or b.12/15/43; d.12/29/07 Montfort, WI

Joseph Anthony Petrowski 2800 Cove Cay Dr Apt 1F Clearwater, FL 33760-1228 727-538-0800 b.1937; d.4/3/2015 fm Secaucus, NJ Valley Forge 1958; Children: Louise Snyder, James (Cindy), Mary (Steve) Turco, Ann, Jean (Daren) Allen

Richard A. Petters LaPorte, MN 56461 218-224-3422 Wasp 1959 & 1961 b.1/13/1939; d.5/22/08; son (same name) 4523 Cauble Rd Salem, IN 47167 812-896-1125

Charles J. Pfeifer, 1103 Lennox Dr Bethel Park, PA 15102 412-833-1306 LT(jg) pilot (orig fm McAllen, TX) Midway 1955 U. Colorado; U. Pittsburgh; Mildred

PFEIFER CHARLES J. "CHUCK" Age 79, of Bethel Park, on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Beloved husband of 54 years to Mildred R. Pfeifer; loving father of Anne (Jon) Smith, Michael S. (Moira), Matthew J. (Marja) and David F. (Robin) Pfeifer. He is survived by 11 cherished grandchildren and one great- grandchild; brother of Fr. James Pfeifer, Mary Paulik, Virginia Jarzobech, Ruth Taliaferro, Lucille Meyers, Margaret Albert and preceded in death by four other siblings. Friends received Wednesday 6-8 and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 at PAUL L. HENNEY MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 5570 Library Rd., Bethel Park. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday 10:30 a.m. at St. Valentine Church. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with full Military Honor. Chuck retired from Bechtel (Bettis) after 35 years as Manager of Computer Networking. He served in the Navy Air Force for 17 years. He served on the Bethel Park Zoning Board for 35 years. Chuck was very involved at St. Valentine Church, he was most proud of being a Eucharist Minister for 39 years. He completed five marathons and was a mentor at The Graduated School at CMU.

Norman Alexander Phelps, Sr AOCS 6372 126th Av Lot 4 Largo, FL 33773-1821 727-533-9273 & Grandy, NC AN 1963-6 era; later NAS Oceana 1980-3 (Waltemyer contact) d.8/15/2012; Edith Ann; Children: NAP, Jr, Wendy Deuso Adams (Kyle), Geraldine Hanna (Steve)  

Richard S. Phelps “Dick” Ashkum, IL AM1 Randolph 1962 AMHC Essex 1966 b.12/29/35; d.11/20/93 

Robert Bridger Phelps 6454 Woodbridge Rd Alexandria, VA 22312 703-941-9338 LT(jg) NAOC 1954-6 Wright 1954; Bennington; Lake Champlain twice 1954-5; 1955-6 Med cruise; North Carolina State, Economist b.8/29/30 d.3/17/13 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Sandra (Smith); Sons: RBP, Jr (Brooke), David M.

Richard K. Phiffer 4735 Glenwood Cir Emmaus, PA 18049-1205 610-967-6663 Valley Forge 1958 b.1929; d.2006; Marjorie A. Phiffer b.1931

Karl L. Philbrook Vinalhaven ME 04863 207-863-2089 PRM3 Valley Forge 1958 b.1939; d.1/2004 suddenly/unexpectedly

LT(jg) Jack K. Phillippi Randolph 1957 b.2/25/33; d.10/21/00 Allison Park, PA; Deborah b.1934; Son: Jay D. Phillippi Bemus Point, NY  b.1958; Donna

Billy R. Phillips AE1 Randolph 1963 b.9/10/36; d.7/30/99 Nashville, TN 

Charles A. Phillips ATC 925 Captain Kell Dr Macon, GA 31204-1429 478-744-0673 AT2 Hornet 1955 Bennington 1956; Betty J

Donald C. Phillips The Villages, FL from Dundee, NY & Chesapeake, VA; Ticonderoga 1953 SA; Intrepid 1955 SN, Coral Sea 1956 b.1934; d.1/21/2005; Kathleen; Sons: Michael (Buffalo, NY), Charles (Chittenango, NY), John (Phoenix City, AL)

Noah Talmadge Phillips Easley, SC b.1/5/39; d.12/14/99 VAW-12 1962

Norman T. Phillips 1637 Fountain Creek Rd Emporia VA 23847 434-634-6376 AE1 Saratoga 1960-1 b.3/26/30; d.1/16/2011

ENS Ronald Joseph Phillips pilot Lake Champlain 1958-59 (not Ronald M. Independence 1965) Flew c Eastern Airlines; b.10/29/36; d.3/19/01 Philadelphia or b.9/27/33; d.3/5/07 Meadow Lands, PA

Ralph Harrison Pickett, Jr AT2 1951 b.4/17/27; d.3/2`1/52 Jacksonville, FL

Frank J. Pickton BM1 1950 b.1/10/29; d.12/16/92 NJ bur Arlington, TX

William S. Pierce AMSC Johnson City, TN AM2 FDR 1964 b.10/16/41; d.10/13/05 bur Mountain Home Natl Cem, Tenn

Peter C. Pierson YN3 Enterprise 1962 b.11/27/41; d.3/24/02 Orange Park, FL; J. Hendrickson 4232 Cedar Rd Orange Park, FL 32065 904-264-6154

LCDR Edwin H. Pilmer, Jr. 1960-1 pilot Wasp 1961 Died 1994 motor vehicle accident; Son: EHP III 601-544-7745 303 Broad St Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Manuel J. Pintor 18558 Hywy 94 Dulzura, CA 91917-1304 (no mail receptacle) 619-468-3922 b.4/4/1928; d.12/28/2009 Randolph 1954 AD2; Theresa L. fm Arctic, RI

Antone M. Pires, Jr. AMAN 1954 b.8/31/1922; d.2/21/2009; Agnes R. b.1923 56 2nd St Swansea, MA 02777-3232 508-674-6447

George J. Plante ALAN 1953 b.1/26/34; d.6/30/06 Fort Myers, FL bur in RI; Dorothy H. Plante 139 Lakeside Cir North Fort Myers, FL 33903 239-995-2461

Denver Don Poco AMSAN Randolph 1966; b.12/28/44; d.2/18/07 4609 Stanford Av Wichita Falls, TX 76308; Joyce Rene Poco 1501 Archer City Hywy Wichita Falls, TX 96302

LT Albert B. Polen electronics 1953 b.5/4/1910; d.6/21/97 Philadelphia & Morrisville, PA; FDR 1953; Margaret

Paul Steven “Cisco” Polgar CDR 106 Highland Ct Lake Mary, FL 32746-4204 407-322-7882 pilot VC12 8/48-7/51; plankowner; Philippine Sea 1950; Coral Sea 1950-1 b.9/8/1923; d.11/29/2015; Ruth Alice (Laux); Dtr: Lisa Anne 25 d.5/18/1990

  He was an avid wind surfer since 1979 and competed successfully in master’s division regattas until he retired from the sport. He also created an archive of wonderful events in his life with the use of a Bell and Howell 8mm film camera. He loved the beach, snorkeling, sailing, camping and what he called ball hawking. He was a true jack-of-all-trades, working part time as a handyman, painter and airplane restorer after his Navy career. He built two boats, including a sailboat from scratch. He had a smile for everyone. He always saw the best in people and was kind to everyone. He was known for his wild sense of humor and photo ham.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Alice (Laux) Polgar and his second daughter, Lisa Polgar.

James Douglas Pollard ADRAN Wasp & Randolph 1966; b.1948; d.11/25/02 Coweta, GA

James Paul Poma AD3 1953 b.6/30/1930 Hubbard, OH; b.1930; d.8/19/1986 Youngstown, OH; Mary Ann Treharn b.1933 (John A.) 220 Caroline Av Hubbard, OH 44425-1532 330-534-4329; son: same name b.1955 d.2005 236 David St Girard, OH 44420

LT(jg) Mark E. Poole 12036 Hiram Pl NE Seattle, WA 98125 206-364-9793 1954-5 NAOC Hornet 1955; d.9/30/04 suddenly; Jean

LT(jg) James Herrin Porter III NAOC Essex 1959-61 d.1/25/05 Lung cancer; Mary 433 Wedgewood Dr Gulf Shores, AL 36542 251-968-3227; Son: Jim Porter 25 Foster Rd East Montpelier, VT 05651 802-223-1226

LCDR Robert E. Porterfield 1740 S Pebble Beach Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573 1953-6 LT(jg) LSO Randolph 1954 d.3/28/07; Dorothy M

Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Robert E. Porterfield, 76, passed away suddenly at his home in Sun City Center, March 28, 2007. A native of Atlanta, he proudly served his country 21 years as a Naval aviator in both Korea and Vietnam. After a second career with Hampton Roads Energy Co. in Virginia, he relocated to Sun City Center in 1993, where he continued to pursue his avid interest in golf. He soon became involved in numerous local organizations including SCC Emergency Squad, Cops & Computers for the Community, The Computer Club and Villas on the Green HOA. His sense of humor, enthusiastic spirit and tireless efforts for the community he loved will be remembered by many. Survivors include his wife, the former Dorothy Maulding; his daughter, Anne Beckett of Jamestown, Tenn.; his son, Robert E. Porterfield Jr. of Riverview, Fla.; brother, John Porterfield (Mary) of Atlanta and extended family. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 9 a.m. with a memorial service at 10 a.m. at United Methodist Church, 1210 West Dale Webb Blvd., Sun City Center, FL 33573. Inurnment will follow with military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla

Bob died very suddenly and unexpectedly Wednesday night, March 28, 2007 -- heart we think.  No warning, no symptoms, feeling and looking absolutely great.  We attended a luncheon at noon that day (where I am so happy to tell you he cheated and ate a large slice of chocolate cake with chocolate icing, swearing he would take two diabetes tablets at bedtime vs. his usual one!), then he went to the Emergency Squad and worked (volunteer) four hours on their computer systems, which he did on a regular and almost daily basis.  He was happy, joking, messing around as usual and then gone right before my eyes.

 He was a registered eye donor; he will be cremated.  We probably won't be able to have a memorial service for him until sometime late the week of April 9.  His cremains will rest in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL following a military send-off.  Our nearly 17 years together were the happiest of my life and I know he would say the same -- two hearts, one soul In sorrow   Dorothy Porterfield   813/746-4915

Charles Rudolph (Chuck) Pospisil LT PO Box 21330 Mesa, AZ 85277 602-891-6260  NAOC 1962-5 FDR Dept Mgr McDonnell Douglas Helo systems 1962 b.1/4/39 Illinois; d.4/20/2010 Mesa, AZ

 LT Willard R. Postell 3434 Buchanan Hywy Dallas, GA 30157 770-445-7204 Electronics officer 1953; b.7/23/26; d.3/27/2004; Janet

CAPT Arthur Murdock Potter USNA 1953 VAW-12 LT(jg) Intrepid 1956; VS39, CO VAW-116 1969-70; b.1930; Betty S. b.7/33

CDR Arthur Murdock Potter Jr., 82, of Anna, passed away 5:46 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. CDR Potter was a retired U.S. Naval Aviator. He was born Dec. 9, 1930, in Wilmington, Del., a son of Stella (Deptula) and Arthur Murdock Potter Sr. Arthur Jr.'s wife Betty (Stuller) Potter of McLeansboro survives.

Richard H. Potts AKAN 1953 b.7/9/35; d.12/29/77 Fort Myers, FL

Ronald Dean Potts AE3 Wasp 1966 b.9/12/43; d.9/25/07 Chicago; Barbara A. Campbell b.9/1946

Edward M. Powell AD3 1951 b.1/7/1933 m.Marina E. (Gachet) 7/6/72 San Francisco; d.12/7/77 Los Angeles  

LCDR Kenneth Bennion Powell 1953-5 b.3/29/23; d.6/6/00 Goleta, CA 93117 Intrepid O-in-C 1955; Stan Schwartz is in touch with Pat Powell 

Eugene E. Pratt SN 1952 95 Gilligan Rd Apt 109 E Greenbush, NY 12061-1775 b.8/1934; d.7/6/06 9046 Coombs Rd Mesopotamia, OH 44450 

Samuel Forest Pratt AD3 1953 b.4/29/28 WV; d.12/16/2008 Huntingtown, MD

Ralph W. Preece ALC 1952 b.1/26/13; d.5/19/88 Lucedale, MS

Charles Warren Price LT LSO Essex 1966 later VAW-120; Barbara “Babs” (Phillips); daughter: Robin Ragland Price; sons: Lantz Philips Price and Brett Warren Price and his wife, Stacey Brackett Price; grandchildren: Taelor Philips Rubin, Sydney Haden Rubin, Tanner Warren Price, Haley Ragland Price, Hayden Charlotte Price and Grayson Rhodes Price; and three stepsisters.

 BEAUFORT, S.C. — Charles Warren Price Jr. of Beaufort and Bridgton, Maine, b.10/15/1940; died Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Columbia, SCWarren grew up as an avid outdoorsman in the South Florida Everglades and Keys. He attended Miami Edison High School, where he played football. He was given a football scholarship to Virginia Polytechnic Institute to play quarterback, where he broke records and earned numerous awards. He was a member of the German Club and Delta Kappa Epsilon, graduating in 1963 with a bachelor's degree in business. Warren joined the U.S. Navy, where he flew the E-1 and E-2. He was a landing signal officer for his squadron aboard the carriers Essex and Lexington. He also played quarterback for the Navy Goshawks.
After leaving the Navy, he was a pilot for Delta Airlines for 31 years. He flew the DC-9, the 727 and retired as a captain on the L1011 in 1999. Following retirement, Warren and Babs moved to Beaufort, where they purchased and operated Plums restaurant downtown.
Warren loved to be active and outdoors. He coached his sons in Pop Warner football, skied in the Maine winters, and played tennis, handball and racquetball. He loved to fish and spearfish. A true jack-of-all-trades, he could build or repair most anything and was especially proud of his woodworking, building beautiful pieces of furniture and taking great joy in giving them to family and friends.
Warren's biggest passion was wild turkey hunting. He was a lifetime member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, known for counting the days until turkey season began. He loved to plan and take trips with his hunting buddies. He considered attaining The Grand Slam, Royal Slam and World Slam of turkey hunting some of his greatest accomplishments in life.

LCDR Warren Roscoe Prosser b.12/26/21; d.9/3/1995 East Greenwich, RI LT Lake Champlain 1955-6; Lucy S. Prosser b.1933 1639 South County Trail (RI 4) East Greenwich, RI 02818-1626 401-884-7911

LT Eugene M. Prus Oriskany 1951 b.9/15/30; d.10/9/89 Illinois

James P. Puckett AMS3 Wasp 1967 b.8/27/38; d.4/6/99 Richmond, CA bur in LA; Elizabeth; Son: James Page Puckett, Jr. 441 Union St Opelousas, LA 70570 (try Jon & Mary K Puckett Helena, MT 406-499-7153)

LT(jg) Robert J. Puleio 97 Crescent St Hanson, MA 02341 781-293-2794 1956-1958 NAOC FDR 1956 to 10/58 b.1929; d.11/24/2006; Mary

Louis A. Pulice AMAN 1952 b.7/16/32; d.7/28/2009 Flourtown, PA

Clemence L. Pullano 157 Hyde St Cranston, RI 02920-6229 401-944-8490  AD3 1956 Intrepid b.4/3/36; d.7/7/2008; Rose M

Herman C. Puschert ADC Intrepid 1956 b.12/31/19; d.1/10/86 No Kingstown, RI; Survived sinking of USS Gambier Bay


Edward N. Quick ADC 1949 b.1916; d.1992 Regina, Sask, Canada

LCDR David Russell Quinn 4631 Buffer Dr Memphis, TN 38128-5929 901-382-2922 LT(jg) 1958-60 Intrepid 1958; Saratoga 1960 b.4/16/33; d.6/18/2009; Barbara

Hobart B. “Slim” Quinn Blanchard, LA b.2/20/33; d.4/24/08; Betty Louise (West) b.1940; d.2005

Joseph E. Quintiliani AD1 Randolph 1956 b.11/26/26; d.4/11/07 Brockton, MA


Lonnie Earl Rachal ADR1 AD3 Randolph 1956 b.1/1/35; d.12/11/02 Gorum, Natchitoches Co, LA; Gertrude Troquille Rachal b.1922

J.R. Raley AO3 1953 b.4/12/36; d.12/15/91 OH or James Roy b.1/5/35; d.11/6/07 Canton, MI

Emerald J. Ramsey AE2 Phil Sea 1949 b.4/27/28; d.9/14/2009 Orange Park, FL bur in WV

William Ramsey

LT(jg) David D. Randle b.3/14/1924; d.12/2/01 Chula Vista, CA 1951 FCLP engine failure/ditched in Narragansett Bay AD4W 11/15/51 TBM pilot in 1949 c girlfriend in Pennsylvania Flew off to visit her while the squadron launched to go looking for him thinking he had crashed Returned at 2 am (Vojnovich)

Donald F. Ranger 104 E Herman St E Syracuse, NY 13057-2210; SN 1953 b.8/1/1932; d.11/4/05 Onondaga, NY; Margaret

Claude L. Rash 4782 Bucknell Ct Sacramento, CA 95841 916-973-8301 AT 1960 b.7/3/37; d.2/19/05

Stuart Erwin “Stu” Raspone 2569 18th St Clarkston, WA 99403-1521 509-758-3066 AT3 FDR 1964 b.1/6/43; d.9/19/13; Roseanne

Stuart E. Raspone, age 70, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane from Parkinson's disease and health issues.
Stu was born on Jan. 6, 1943, to Dominic and Eleanor Raspone in Spokane. Stu was one of six children, and his siblings are Don (wife Lynn), Bob (Bobbie), Frank, Grace Blaylock (Denny) and Nancy Pentland.
Stu joined the U.S. Navy and flew as a radar controller on the aircraft carrier the Franklin D. Roosevelt. Stu met Roseanne Wilkerson in Virginia on Navy leave and asked her to marry him seven days later, but due to Navy service and her employment at the Department of Justice in the criminal division, they married one year and six months later in 1963. They had one son, Paul Raspone, and his wife, Karen, and one grandson, Brody.
Stu was a kind and generous man with a good sense of humor. He enjoyed building, camping, fishing and baseball. Stu volunteered his ongoing support of the Asotin County Sheriff's Office in any way he could help. Despite his failing health, Stu was happy to be baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and used what time and energy he had to share his hope for the future as written in Psalms 37:29 "the righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will reside forever upon it."

LT(jg) Laurence W. Rauschmeier NAOC 1960 Independence Drexel Univ 1958 b.7/2/34 d.1/1977 age 34 Clarks Summit, PA

Ronald Moreau Reardon 6 High St Adams, NY 13603 315-232-2230 AA Essex 1967 b.2/17/43; d.3/13/2004 Brooklyn, NY; Cynthia

Thomas C. Reason b.5/5/44; d.3/5/00 Michigan

Albert B. Reed AA 1958 b.2/5/1940; d.10/8/2010 Lebanon, PA

Richard L. Reed ALC Leyte 1952 b.5/23/25; d.8/21/91 Boulder City, NV 

Carl F. Reedy AA 1952 b.6/23/31; d.12/76 Lowell, MA 

Charles E. Reedy Leyte 1951 b.9/16/30; d.1/9/97 Springboro, OH Sgt Police Dept; Mary Francina Reedy 5337 Harveysburg Rd Waynesville, OH 45068 513-897-5006 b.7/5/37

Coy E. Reedy 6 Hilltop Dr Bella Vista, AR 72714-4038 479-855-0145 AT3 1950 VC-12 7/15/48 to 7/7/52 Saipan Received a letter of commendation for helping rescue a pilot and two crew members of a lost TBM-35; b.12/17/28; d.7/2/2002

Sharon W. Reeves Gainesville, GA Saratoga 1958, Lake Champlain 1960-1; 1959-60; Run over and killed after falling off a bulldozer 9/30/60

William F. Reich Ocean City, MD LT(jg) 1350 Randolph 1960; Independence 1961 Later an MD; b.5/17/36; d.7/1981

Henry O. Reid AD2 Saipan 1951-2 b.9/11/30; d.10/22/03 Norfolk, NY

CDR Richard Kenneth “Red” Reider Presbyterian Village 2000 East West Connector T-103 Austell, GA 30106 pilot VC-12 1950; b.1923; d.4/20/2012; Alzheimers; Jean Wise Reider b.1926

Cdr. Richard Kenneth Reider, USN (retired), age 88 of Austell, Ga formerly of Elizabethtown, PA, died April 20, 2012. Richard joined the United States Navy in 1941. His plan was to see the world, go home, and get a job. But World War II changed his mind. After two years of working on aircraft and searching for German submarines, he returned to the U.S. and entered flight school. He received his Navy gold wings in 1945. He served twenty-six years in the Navy, retiring in 1966. During his career he logged hundreds of aircraft carrier take off and landings as naval aviator. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at University of Missouri, received a Bachelors of Science from U.S.N. Post Graduate School, and a Master of Arts in Mathematics from Duke University. After retiring from the Navy, he taught advanced math at Westminster School in Atlanta for twenty years and was head of the math department. He and his wife enjoyed traveling the world, seeing seventy-two countries and visiting family and friends. He is survived by the love of his life, Jean Wise Reider; daughter, Carol Paulsen of Virginia; son, Richard E. Reider of Atlanta; sister, Arlene Barnes of Elizabethtown; grandchildren, Kenneth Paulson and Dana Matuszak; and five great-grandchildren.

CAPT Gordon C. Reif (friend of Chamberlain) 2495 Marquis Rd Dunedin, FL 34698 727-785-1544) CO VAW-126 1987-89 b.1/15/15; d.6/18/84 bur in Montgomery, OH; Son: Gordon C. Reif, Jr 1421 Patriot Dr Melbourne, FL 32940-6861 321-255-6825 b.1948-51; Roberta

Fredrick (n) Reissmann 215-387-8889 ADRAN, ADRA3 Wasp 1960 & 61 b.4/1/1940; d.4/24/1997 St Petersburg, FL; Paula J. Reissmann 6527 Draw Ln Sarasota, FL 34238

Louis Robert “Lou” Rell 18 Andover Ct #18 Brookfield, CT 06804 860-233-5825 also 2819 Turnbull Estates Dr New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169; ENS Randolph 1963, LT(jg) Saratoga 1964-5 & America 1966 Retired TWA pilot; d.3/22/2014; M. Jodi Rell, LT Governor of Connecticut 1996-2004; Governor to complete term of Gov Rowland 7/1/04-1/07; Re-elected 2006. Retired on term limits 2011                                                                                                       125 Longmeadow Hill Rd Brookfield, CT 06804 203-775-1742

Louis R. Rell, a former U.S. Navy aviator and commercial airline pilot who played an encouraging, behind-the-scenes role in the political career of his wife, former Gov. M. Jodi Rell, died Saturday in Florida. He was 73. Mr. Rell, who lived with his wife in Brookfield and in Florida, died after a long struggle with cancer, according to a brief statement by his son, Michael Rell, a member of the Wethersfield Town Council. During his wife’s six years as governor, Mr. Rell largely eschewed a public role as first spouse, other than escorting the governor at public events, most notably on July 1, 2004, when the couple walked together to Mrs. Rell’s swearing in. It was a tumultuous day. Gov. John G. Rowland had resigned midway through his third term, chased from office by an impeachment inquiry. Mrs. Rell confessed to a case of butterflies as she exited from a Lincoln Town Car at the foot of the north driveway to the Capitol grounds.  Her husband of 37 years smiled and took her hand, and they walked hand-in-hand up the drive, where 2,000 onlookers waited to see her become the 87thgovernor of Connecticut. After she took the oath, Mr. Rell leaned forward to kiss the new governor. From the start, Mr. Rell said he anticipated no public role other than supportive spouse. He generally gave no interviews, despite a gregarious nature, easy humor and a comfortable relationship with some of the reporters who covered his wife. During their first Halloween in the Executive Residence, Mr. Rell stood unrecognized next to the governor, who greeted children at the brick mansion in Hartford's West End. The governor was dressed as a UConn cheerleader; her husband was hidden inside the costume of the school's mascot, a larger-than-life husky. Lou and Jodi Rell married in 1967, while he was a Navy pilot stationed at NAS Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., his wife's hometown, and she was a student at Old Dominion University. He flew carrier-based electronic surveillance aircraft. In his squadron's alumni newsletter, Mr. Rell was referred to as the colleague with the "celebrity wife," whose duties kept them from a reunion in 2010 when a tropical storm hit Connecticut. The Rells had come to the Northeast after Mr. Rell became a commercial airline pilot with TWA, first living in New Jersey and finally settling in rural Brookfield, a popular base for pilots with its relatively easy access to the airports of New York. Mrs. Rell got into politics by helping run the campaigns of Rep. David Smith, an Eastern Airlines pilot. When he declined to seek a fifth term in 1984, Smith urged Mrs. Rell to run. Mr. Rell encouraged her, promising to take leave as a pilot to watch their two children during the crazy last weeks of the legislature's annual session, when the part-time position can turn into a round-the-clock slog. After retiring as a pilot, Mr. Rell opened a medical taxi business, transporting patients to appointments. Their 19th century, white clapboard farmhouse in Brookfield was an escape throughout Mrs. Rell's tenure as governor, as were their friends who predated Mrs. Rell's time in state politics. To them, Mr. Rell was the easygoing neighbor who would pop over and help hang wallpaper. In November 2007, a year after Mrs. Rell was elected to a four-year term in a landslide, Mr. Rell underwent surgery to remove a stage 1 cancerous growth in his esophagus. He recovered, though an undisclosed health issue with Mr. Rell caused the Rells to abruptly cancel plans to attend the 2008 Republican National Convention. That was a disappointment to Mr. Rell, a fan of the fellow Navy pilot who won the nomination: Sen. John McCain of Arizona. The Rells returned to their Brookfield farmhouse after Mrs. Rell left office in January 2011. When the couple decided to downsize into a nearby condominium, they sold the house to their daughter, Meredith, who is married and the mother of two children. The family was together in public in September 2013, when the former governor's official portrait was unveiled in the State Library, across from the State Capitol.  

John H. Reneau AT2 Bennington 1954-5 9/17/27; d.12/11/95 Mesquite, TX            

CDR Willard Harvey Renninger O-in-C Forrestal 1965 b.5/24/33 Quakertown, PA; d.4/22/02 Coopersburg, PA 

Steven Michael Resch ATC FDR 1967 b.2/24/47; d.7/16/06 Hanford, CA Buried in Nebraska; Bonney Clark Resch Hanford, CA

Bill (Pappy) Reynolds AMHC Enterprise 1964, d.1980s JAX  

James R. Ricard 1346 Lasalle Av Minneapolis, MN 55403 AD3 1952 b.10/10/27; d.11/4/98 Alva, FL

Frank W. Rice AD2 Randolph 1954 b.12/9/25; d.2/14/2001 Loganville, GA

CAPT Richard Larimer “Dick” Richards, 3310 Hambletonian Dr Florissant, MO 63033 314-831-0398 LT(jg) 1355 Randolph 1957 (left cruise to go to NAVCADs) Flew VF 101; VF-41; VF-84 MBA St Louis Univ McDonnell-Douglas Co; Nancy Perry  b.6/4/33; d.10/28/06

Bernard Rex Richardson AT1 1952 b.4/28/16; d.2/8/1990 Wisconsin

Glenn Richardson ENS-LT(jg) 1962-4  Essex 1962 1962 UAL Capt b.4/10/37; d.2/12/99 Car hit him as he was crossing the street to his mailbox in Clovis, CA

Jackie C. Richardson ADR3 Randolph 1966 b.1/15/43; d.1/23/96 Cushman AR

J. J. Richardson LCDR Acting CO 1953 b.8/12/23; d.1/7/03 Sumrall, MS

Francis E. Richeal YN3 1952 b.7/1/30; d.6/14/2002 Levittown, PA; Ruth E. Campbell Richeal 2 Heartwood Turn Levittown, PA 19056 215-946-6476; Son David A. same address

Clarence A. Richmond ALC b.9/15/24; d.9/5/03 Shawnee Mission, KS Bennington 1953

William J. Ridings PR3 Randolph 1966 b.8/13/42; d.8/6/99 Knoxville, TN

LT(jg) Alan N. Riendeau Rhode Island b.8/10/31; d.7/14/97; Alphonse Reindeer was the nickname AL Riendeau gave himself; Alice A. b.6/27/36; Son: Gary J. 70 Canonicus Trail  East Greenwich, RI 02818-1738 401-884-7410 b.1956

CAPT James Francis Rigg 20 Balsam Dr East Greenwich, RI CDR 12th ranking navy Ace of WWII Skipper of the fighter squadron on the Essex under McCampbell 4th CO VC-12 1953-55 (later Exec of Tarawa) See McCampbell's Heroes by Edwin P. Hoyt Navy Cross, DFC x 5, Bronze Star Air Medal x 10, PUC

Navy CrossDistinguished Flying CrossBronze StarAir MedalPresidential Unit Citation

b.7/18/1915; d.7/11/2004 South County Hospital, Wakefield, RI; A Burial office was held at St Luke’s Episcopal Church, East Greenwich, RI 24 July 2004. Bur Arlington National Cemetery; Priscilla A. Rigg

Jack Leland Riggs AD1 Bennington 1956 Cleveland, OH b.3/2/25; d.12/1/99; Irene Vida (Pecjak)

Jack Leland Riggs married Irene Vida Pecjak in 1950. He was an excellent artist, although his talents did not earn him any status in the world. He could quickly pen your name in caligraphy or sketch out a cartoon or draw a landscape. He could also play music and was never taught how to play. He also read book after book to learn schematics and quickly become knowledgeable about electronics. He was a very brilliant man but became mentally incapable of a quality life as a result of his tour of duty in the Navy

Hargis Riley Jacksonville, FL fm Jackson, KY AD2 Saratoga 1957-8 b.5/31/25; d.2/18/1975; Adele F

Adele F. Riley, 69, of Jacksonville, passed away February 4, 2002 in Orange Park, FL. She was born August 26, 1932 in Providence, RI. She is predeceased by her husband Hargis Riley. Adele is survived by her children, Robert, Michael, James, Brian, Cheryl, Lee, and Marie

James W. Riley, Jr CPO Des Arc, AR ATW3 Randolph 1965 b.11/22/44; d.11/9/2003

John T. “Jack” Riley 7805 W Center Rd Omaha, NE 97124 plane captain Randolph 1956 b.8/17/35; d.11/30/2013; Suzanne A. Riley 6723 S 77th St Omaha 68127 402-935-0243 (phone cuts off from unfamiliar caller) (failed)(not mentioned in his obit); sister: Roberta Prazan

Russell Louis Rindfuss AMH2; later A1C USAF 5924 Chevelle Dr Jacksonville, FL 32244 904-772-0143 Independence 1961, later Essex 1964 & Enterprise b.1/3/39; d.10/8/2010; Evelyn K. b.1939

ENS Donald Risch NAOC Lake Champlain 1959; 1960-1; b.3/27/35; d.12/1966 OH killed with wife when hit by drunk driver after leaving the navy

LCDR William H. Ritzmann, Jr (Speed) 187 SW Emily Glen Lake City, FL 32024-8262 386-754-4096 LT 1956-1960 Forrestal; Wasp 1960; New Hampshire College;  d.6/16/09 stroke; Lawana; Son: William H III 407-484-8162 ; Dtr: Lorena R. Regan 435-659-0824

Cameron L. Rix Brockton, MA ATN3 1962 b.12/19/40; d.1/20/95; Jean Rix 424 Copeland St Brockton, MA 02301 410-285-3215

Ordell Howard Roach 8577 Alvarado Calzada Pensacola, FL 32507 AMH1 Saratoga 1963-4; b.1/10/34; d.6/8/08 Columbus, MS bur Barrancas Natl Cem

John J. Robb AD1 21966 Dolores St #154 Castro Valley, CA 94546 510-247-8897 Oriskany 1951; Coral Sea 1953; b.3/2/1922; d.10/26/07 Alameda, Ca; Pearl

Frederick S. Robbins AN 1953 b.12/24/35; d.11/82 Macomb, MI; Helen S. 16 Corey Colonial Agawam, MA 01001-2739 413-786-1171

Richard L. (Dick) Robbins 1950-1952 AK3 (friend of Dick Brown) 571 Skyview Dr Milton, PA 17847-7603 570-742-0733; b.2/6/31; d.4/1/91; Mary B

Billy Roberts ATAN YNTSN Lake Champlain 1953 b.2/21/34; d.11/20/09 Plant City & Thonotosassa, FL; Gloria J. b.1941; d.2008; Son: James (dec); Dtrs: Rhonda (Daniel) Orlosky, Cynthia (Michael) Roque, Mary Ann (Charles) Frier

LT Charles Arthur Roberts ENS VAW-12 Leyte 1958 b.Oneida, NY b.6/29/23; d.9/26/91 Syracuse, NY; Daughter: Margaret b.1941, the year he entered the navy

CDR Donald B. Roberts 10897 W 30th Place, Lakewood, CO 80215-7147 303-238-5598 LCDR O-in-C Saratoga 1961; b.10/24/24; d.1/16/2012; Doris Louise "I expect all who were there would agree he was a wonderful guy, a gentleman who was loved and respected."  Adm. Bernsen

Grover Chapman (Chuck) Roberts Corpus Christi, TX 78401 AD2 Forrestal 1961; Randolph 1962 b.4/1938; d.1996; Eva (deceased also)

Loy E. “Buddy” Roberts 659 Blackberry Ln Afton, TN 37616-6235 423-787-0652 AMH3 Randolph 1966 b.2/9/43; d.3/18/2013; Mildred J. b.1943

 Loy "Buddy" Roberts, 70, of Afton, passed away Monday evening, March 18, 2013, at his home. Buddy Roberts was a wonderful Christian man who went to be with his Lord.
Buddy was a retired military man who proudly served his country for 20 years, and also retired from Parker Hannifin after 30 years.
Survivors include his loving wife and devoted caregiver: Mildred Roberts; his children: Lisa Smith, Kermit "Dwayne" Shelton and his wife, Sondra, Steven Shelton and partner, Michael Brice, Barbara Waites and her husband, Bruce Waites, Jr.; grandchildren: Samantha Carpenter, Nakisha Jones, Alena Smith, Korena Hall, Sheldon Hall; two great-grandchildren: Cassie Jones and Leah Carpenter; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Darlis and Jimmy Shelton, Connie and Kenneth Lamb; one brother: Bobby Roberts; six sisters-in-law and their husbands: Sylvia and George Miller, Mary Shelton, Jeri and Mark Hatley, Ruth and Jim Bowens, Betty and Mark Moshea, Maxine and Phil Randall; four brothers-in-law and their wives: Bud and Jesse Fellers, Henry Fellers, Ted "Eddie" and Christy Fellers, and Bob Fellers

John S. Robertson ADC 1952 b.8/6/17; d.12/21/64 Baltimore

LT Robert (Tony) Robida Norfolk, VA                                                                                 possibly: Robert “Bobby” Robida b.3/10/20; d.11/7/04 Anacortes, WA or Robert H. b.8/1/1922; d.4/23/2009 Sanford, ME Or less likely Robert R. b.7/25/40; d.4/21/09 Biddeford, ME

Buddy G. Robinett 10702 S 89th East Av Tulsa, OK 74133-7354 718-369-2726 ATC America 1967; b.8/9/1930; d.5/11/2011; Janice (Allred))

 Retired Grumman Aerospace Corp. section head and manager, died Wednesday. Services pending. Bixby Funeral Service, Bixby. (Tulsa World)  b.8/9/1930 at Maud, Oklahoma. He was the son of Guy H. Robinett and Gladys Shadden Robinett. Buddy d.5/11/ 2011  Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 80 years of age.
Buddy grew up in the Maud area. He attended Maud High School, graduating with the class of 1948. Buddy proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1968 as a specialist in the Naval Intelligence Branch.
Buddy Robinett and Janice A. Allred were united in marriage on June 15, 1950 at Meade, Kansas. They have celebrated 60 years of marriage. During that time the couple resided in both the U.S. and overseas and most recently in south Tulsa.
Buddy was employed with Grumman Aerospace Corporation from 1968 to 1990 and retired after 22 years of service. During that time he served as Senior Field Representative, Section Head and Manager of New Business Development. Buddy was a member of Southwood Baptist Church in Tulsa, where he served as deacon. He served as President of Fleet Reserve Association from 1962 to 1963; was a  33rd degree Mason and a Shriner.


James L. Robinett AD1 Coral Sea 1955 b.9/2/26; d.11/90 Oregon

Jamerson William Robinson CS3 Essex 1961 b.6/27/27 Arkansas; d.3/14/00 Middletown, RI bur in Arkansas; Selma Robinson 33 Prescott Hall Rd Newport, RI 02840 401-846-7034

Joseph Edward Robinson 31 Cedar St Marcus Hook, PA 19061-4610 610-497-3764 PN3 1966 no det b.1945; d.4/09 6 years increasing dementia; wife is

Walter L. Robinson 183 Harvard St Boston, MA 02124 ADAN YNSN Midway 1955 b.12/22/36; d.12/19/2001 Boston

William A. Robinson AMS3 Forrestal 1961 Columbus, GA

Wm Alexander Robinson E-6 AEC 4824 Fesseneva Ln Naperville, IL 60564 630-904-5063 b.7/22/41; d.10/31/05 bur in GA

Kenneth J. Robison AE3 Randolph 1966 b.11/15/46; d.4/76 Churchill, NV “Robbie” 36710 Sand Creek Rd Squaw Valley, CA 93675-9629 559-338-3136 b.1946

Francis (Frank) T. Roden SA 1952 b.7/18/34; d.8/22/2002 Queens, NY

William Ewing L. (Ed) Rodgers 5155 Thunder Hill Columbia, MD 21045 410-997-1486 LT LDO 6802 1966 to VAW-121 Saratoga 1966-7 Maintenance officer b.9/20/1924; d.10/13/07; Irene T. b.1925

Rev George T. Rogan 4090 Fairfield Rd Coxs Creek, KY 40013 502-252-5637 b.1/18/21; d.2/25/99

James L. Rogers 3021 W Douglas Ave Wichita, KS 67213 316-942-5128 AME3 Forrestal 1961 b.1942; d.5/12/13; Judy

James L. Rogers Wichita - Rogers, James L., 71, formerly of Topeka, died Sunday, May 12, 2013. James served his country in the United States Navyand retired from Westar Energy in Wichita as Senior Manager. He is preceded in death by his parents; 1 brother; 1 sister. Survivors: wife, Judy; daughters, Karen Vines (Curtis) of Wichita, Karla Dexter (Darren Johnson) of Winfield, Kim Mogab (Michael) of Tampa, FL; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Earl Rogers AECM Lake Champlain 1953 b.12/8/21; d.7/3/01 Henderson, NV; death certificate issued in Utah

Michael F. Rogus 123 Sebascodegan Shores Harpswell, ME 04079-4242 207-729-7574 1956-58 LCDR O-in-C 1957 Randolph b.1921; d.11/10/2013; Patricia A. b.1923

Marvin Terry Rohr 912 Howard St Mount Vernon, OH 43050-3729 & 147 Green Dr E Newark, OH 43055 740-0344-7148 ATW3 1962 FDR Saratoga 1963 b.7/18/1942; d.8/13/04; Carol Ann; Son: Marvin V. Troy, OH b.1969

William K. Rolin PO Box 894 (25851 Union Hill) Ardmore, TN 38449 931-427-6039 Saratoga 1963 ADRAN; b.7/17/40; d.11/18/2006; Mary, LaVeda

Charles J. Roman PR3 1951 b.2/11/28; d.6/8/01 Port St Lucie, FL

Paul (nmi) Romanakis ADRAN Saratoga 1963-4 b.9/3/43; d.11/15/1990 Rice’s Landing, PA

Charles Joseph Romash 28 Homestead Rd Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849 973-663-2617 AE2 Essex 1963; b.1939; d.2/2008; son: James C

LT(jg) Edwin Rooney b.8/22/33; d.7/5/97 NY Randolph pilot 1958 Syracuse 1955; Nora; Son: Jim Rooney 19 Birchwood Dr Great River, NY 631-581-7317 James Rooney

  The Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association will induct two former Syracuse University wrestlers into its Hall of Fame on Sunday, March 5, 2006 Ken Hunte (SU Class of 1950) and Ed Rooney ’55 are part of the 2006 EIWA Hall of Fame class that will be honored prior to the final round of the 102nd EIWA Championship. 

A two-time All-American, Rooney placed second and fourth in the NCAA Championship and won two EIWA titles, in addition to recording second and third place finishes at the EIWA. In four EIWA tournaments his two losses were to Olympian Frank Bettucci and to Donald Rumsfeld. His freshman bout with Bettucci made the Top 10 list of EIWA bouts at the 100th anniversary gala. In 1954 Rooney and his Syracuse coach, Joe McDaniel, drove to Nationals in Oklahoma, where Rooney placed second and earned 10th place for his team. They drove on to the AAUs in San Diego, where he placed second and scored the most falls.  That year Rooney was the Outstanding Wrestler at the Wilkes and EIWA tournaments.

Rooney became a Navy carrier pilot aviator on Airborne Early Warning flights before returning to Syracuse to coach and earn his teaching degree. His freshman teams formed the nucleus of the 1963 Syracuse EIWA team champion which placed fourth at NCAA Championship. After earning his teaching degree, he moved to Long Island to become a teacher, coach and life guard. 

CDR Wade Brown Ropp 24 Achilla Terr Martinsburg, WV 25404-3457 304-263-0119 LCDR O-in-C VC-12 Tarawa 1953-4 world cruise b.4/28/1920; d.3/4/09; Marjorie B (Margie) b.10/19/22; d.12/24/01; son: Philip & Carolyn Ropp

Arthur Rose 508 Nickelby Louisville, KY 40245 502-245-3901 AD3 1955-1957 Intrepid; b.8/8/36; d.5/3/06; Delores

CDR Charles Caswell Rose, Jr. 673 Kings Trl Sunset Beach, NC 28468 910-579-1749 Annapolis, MD O-in-C Intrepid 1967; CO VAW-124 1969-70 b.1/21/1931; d.11/14/2002; Dolores b.1934

CDR Vernon D. Rose, Jr. 1343 Pilgrim Av Melbourne, FL 32940-6720 321-752-8820 Summer: 10432 Rose Ln Nisswa, MN 56468-2206 218-963-7439 1951-1953 LT FDR 1951; FDR carqual 1953; Wasp 1953 b.9/21/23; d.3/6/2006; Kathleen E

LT(jg) William A. Rose Lake Champlain 1959; Randolph 1960 fm Minneapolis b.9/10/32; d.11/5/94 FL; Jean

Ronald R. Rosicki 940 N First St New Hyde Park, NY 11040-2822 516-354-8004 AN Wasp 1967 b.7/17/1947; d.1/18/2010; mother: Cecelia, b.1921 same address

Richard Lee Rosonowski 2 Brassie Dr Calabash, NC 28467-2526 910-575-3824 AK3 Enterprise 1962-3; Det 14; survived a WF crash Pilot, LCDR Hansen drowned; LT Macey survived too; b.10/9/44; d.10/19/04

Gordon A. Rossley 3203 Salford Blvd Northport, FL 34287-3952 AD1 Intrepid 1956 b.5/9/23; d.4/19/04

James A. Rotton AE1 1953 b.12/5/1928; d.8/28/2000 Warren, AR

Launnie Allan Roush RR2 Box 216 (8241 County Rd 1458) Taft, TX 78390 AMS1 Saratoga 1960; Randolph 1963 b.8/7/1934; d.4/22/08; Hilda H. b.1935

Charles M. Rowland PO Box 2104 Redmond, WA 98073 (6236 230th Av N) 425-868-0283 Intrepid 1958 Chief of Govt Liason & Investigations, USCG; b.4/25/1938; d.10/19/2009

Charles M. ROWLAND April 25, 1938 ~ October 19, 2009 Charles M. Rowland peacefully passed away on Monday Oct. 19, 2009. Charles was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on April 25, 1938, to Charles and Helen Rowland. Charles also had a brother John who preceded him in death. Charles was a long term member of the Washington Waterfowl Assoc. and a lover of the outdoors. Charles enjoyed music, dancing and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Megan and Joshua. Charles leaves behind his two children, Susie and Charlie, his former wife Sue, and his long time companion, Susan.

Isaac Calvin (Cal) Rowland AM3 Lake Champlain 1953, Hornet 1955 b.8/6/32 Table Grove, IL; d.9/30/75 Fall River, MA; Emma C  

James A. Rowles Center Twp, PA Independence 1961-2 & FDR; Helo crewman later Vesuvius Refractories in Pittsburgh b.2/3/44 Clearfield, PA; d.11/21/2012; Sharon (Torreyson); Children: Tracey (Joe) Hagar, Rob (Jodi) Rowles, Marcey (David) Randolph

John Rixey Rowley, Jr. Intrepid 1955 b.3/13/35; d.3/6/01 Milwaukee, WI 

Gary Roy nmi AN Saratoga 1964-5, 1966 b.10/3/48; d.10/1986 Macomb, MI

CDR Robert Irvin Roy 730 Nagel Dr Pensacola, FL O-in-C Enterprise 1962; b.6/2/1925 Pawtucket; d.11/4/06 ; Mary Frances (Simmons); Son: Robert Irvin Roy, Jr 2345 Summit Blvd Pensacola, FL 32503-4371 850-433-9024

Cdr Robert Irvin Roy, Usn ( Ret )1925-2006 Robert I. "Bob" Roy, passed away unexpectedly November 4, 2006, at a local hospital. Robert was born on June 2, 1925 in Pawtucket, RI. He was one of four children of Wilfred A. and Belle Loiselle Roy. At an early age the family moved to Springfield, Massachusetts. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 at the age of 18. Robert was trained as a pilot and received his wings and his commission as a Naval Officer. He served as a pilot in the Korean Conflict, Bay of Pigs, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. While a flight instructor in Pensacola in 1950, he met his wife of 56 years, Mary Frances Simmons. They were married on November 4, 1950. Commander Roy had a distinguished military career of twenty-nine years. He graduated from Tulane University in 1958. In 1963 he transitioned from Navy pilot to an executive role negotiating major contracts for the Department of Defense. He retired in 1972 and moved his family back to Pensacola. He was preceded in death by his brother Wilfred A. "Bud" Roy, Jr. and his sister Claire Greaves. He is survived by his wife, Mary Simmons Roy; son, Robert I. Roy Jr., three daughters and sons in law, Mary B. and Michael J. Kirsch, Susan M. and Joseph Hargadon, and Belle R. and David L. DeBari, and his brother, Eugene A. Roy. Robert has 5 grandchildren, Heidi Hargadon, Claire Hargadon, Samantha DeBari, Megan DeBari, and Alex DeBari.

Richard Samuel (Dick) Royer Camp Sherman, OR 97730-0636 ATN2 Randolph 1965, Wasp & Essex 1967; b.1944; d.2009; Aura Marie b.1942

Donald George Roza 2510 38th St & Teak Court Ocala, FL 34480 (Box 1989 34478) 352-620-9204 Lake Champlain 1960-1 AN b.1/30/1941; d.10/31/2015; Wanda Lee; Son: DGR, Jr; Dtrs: Brenda (Richard) Pachter & Traci (Michael) Owens all of Ocala

LCDR Robert C. Rude 29242 Zeller Av San Antonio, FL 33576 352-588-2793 LT(jg) Independence 1967 became VAW-124; Real estate; b.3/26/42; d.9/24/2007; Beverly

Mark Allen Rundall 848 Erford Rd Camp Hill, PA 17011-1129 ATR3 America 1966-7 son: b.2/1960 Formerly 302 3rd St Enola, PA 17025 phone now Buckles; Not Michael Eugene Rundall 257 E Neck Rd Nobleboro, ME 04555-8608 207-563-2699; Annette W

Calvin Russell (NMI) AK3 Wasp 1967 b.1/28/45; d.3/9/89 Louisiana

George D. Russell AE1 Wasp 1958 fm Calif b.11/20/36; d.6/7/97 Las Vegas d/c issued in CA

James Adam Russell, Jr AT3 Leyte 1950 & FDR 1952 b.1/11/30; d.2/4/97 Danville, Virginia; Mary Jane (Prichard) b.1931; d.2011

Roy B. Russell AN 1953 b.1933; d.1987 Geneva & Ashtabula, OH; Ann E

Gary W. Rutledge Forrestal 1964 b.8/12/44; d.5/1969

Robert W. Ruxer 1951 West Alexandria, OH b.1/7/26; d.8/15/03

David Ryan AT 1949-52 Waterloo, IA Boxer Plankowner VC-12

Kevin James Ryan Madison, CT AT1 Enterprise 1962 b.4/16/1927; d.1/2/2001; Jean Dorothy b.1929; Son: Michael Kevin Ryan

Robert Ryan pilot 1949; Plankowner VC-12; Margaret

Albert Anderson Rytter   4343 Ridgecrest Cir Amarillo, TX 79109 b.1924; d.8/17/03 LT(jg) pilot Mindoro 1951, Saipan 1950; Sons: Michael Anderson Rytter Amarillo, TX & Charles William Rytter Channing, TX & Dtr: Debra Jean Maxey Fort Lauderdale, FL 


James Richard Saddler 1818 Mabert Road Portsmouth, OH 45662-3307 740-353-2720 AM2 1954-1957 Intrepid 1955 b.3/23/1934; d.7/31/2015; Jane Ann; Son: Rich

James Richard Saddler, 81, of Portsmouth, died Friday, July 31, 2015 at his residence. He was born March 23, 1934, in Portsmouth to the late Noble A. Saddler and Gypsy M. Lyons Saddler. He is survived by his wife, Jane Hew Saddler, whom he married on June 22, 1963, in Portsmouth; a son, James Richard  Saddler II of Portsmouth; a daughter,  Amy Jo Saddler of Portsmouth; a brother, Roger Thomas Saddler of Hilliard, Ohio; a sister, Lora Jane (David) Redding of Madeira, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. He received his bachelor's degree from Ohio University and was of the Protestant faith.Jim was a former Firefighter and Chief of the Portsmouth Fire Department. He was a Navy veteran having served during the Korean Conflict from 1953 to 1957. He elected to remain with the Naval Reserve program as an Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Petty Officer. He retired from the Navy on April 1, 1989, culminating more than 36 years of active and reserve military service. Jim was appointed as a Firefighter on February 22, 1960. During his years with the department he served as Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician (A), Firefighter Driver, Lieutenant, Captain and Assistant Chief and Fire Chief. He was co-founder of the Southern Ohio Fire and Arson Investigators Association and served as its first president in 1979. With this association he received the following awards and commendations from Vern Riffe, Speaker, Ohio House of Representatives: The George A. Eisnaugle Award; Commendation for being the recipient of the George A. Eisnaugle Award; and commendation for being promoted to fire chief in the Portsmouth Fire Department. Upon his departure from the Portsmouth Fire Department, he was employed at Southern Hills Hospital as the Housekeeping and Safety supervisor. On May l, 1983, he was appointed as a Fire Safety Inspector by the Ohio Fire Marshal. On May 20, 2004, Lt. Governor Jeannette Bradley extended her congratulations with a certificate for 42 years of dedicated service to the state of Ohio. Jim served on the Advisory Board of Directors for the Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries. He volunteered on many Camp Oyo Boy Scout renovations and was active as a Portsmouth High School Band booster. He participated with activities of the Civic Forum, and was a long standing member of the Portsmouth Jaycees. Jim was the Chef de Gare of Scioto County Voiture 443-40/8, James Dickey Post 23 American Legion. Along with his wife Jane, he co-chaired the annual Christmas party and summer picnic for disabled veterans who reside in Scioto County's health care facilities. He was a member of the Shawnee Boat Club, and the Historical and Genealogical Societies of Lawrence and Johnson counties in Kentucky. He was also a member of Aurora Lodge No. 48 F. & A.M., Cincinnati Scottish Rite, El Hasa Shrine, Raven Rock Hillbillies Clan 1 Outhouse 3, Portsmouth Eagles, Portsmouth Moose Lodge, New Boston Eagles and guest member of Knights of Columbus.


Alvin E. St Clair Roanoke, VA AN 1953 b.1931 Roanoke, VA; Marion T. b.12/14/30; d.1/4/2001

James H. St Cyr AT2 Gulfport, MS AT3 FDR 1952 b.3/11/32 Rumford, ME; d.7/1/2015  formerly Bryant Pond, ME, Armed Forces Retirement Home 3700 N Capitol St NW Washington, DC 20317-0002, and Fort Laauderdale, FL; Son: JHS age 57 d. Manchester, NH 4/21/2015

Buster (n) St John 106 Hunter St Albany, GA 31705 ATR3 Coral Sea 1956-7; Wasp 1967 b.8/14/1935; d.7/8/00 Middleton, MA; d/c in OR

Richard A. Saganey ADRC 214 King Phillip St South Weymouth, MA 02190-1136 781-335-9038 AD2 Forrestal 1961 b.1931; d.10/21/14; Patricia A. (Uhlman) deceased

D.C. Salisbury, Jr SN 1952 b.4/4/33; d.3/7/08 Columbia Co, OR

CDR Russell Sampson LCDR O-in-C Randolph 1956-7 b.11/15/24; d.9/4/1977 Atlantic City, NJ bur Houston National Cem then moved to Arlington National Cem

James Earlis Sandefur 2784 CR 1599 Avinger, TX 75630-2802 903-562-1044 FDR 1966 b.1944; 2/1993; Rose B. b.1947

Hylton B. Sanders, Jr 218 Jessica Dr Garland, TX 75040 972-530-0176 ATC-E7 1948-1953 b.11/6/27; d.1/4/2002 Dallas, TX renal failure; Best man at Jack Hancock’s wedding; Chris

Robert Nicholas Sansone AD3 1950 b.4/15/32; d.6/8/93 Tolland, CT & Wellington, FL

Edward A. Santoro Amherst, NH (fm North Reading & Arlington, MA) 1951 Norman Prince Drum & Bugle Corps of Melrose, MA b.1929; d.7/8/2015 ; Nan (Randall) & Claire (Mayo) deceased

 Edward A. Santoro, passed away on July 8, 2015. He was 86 years old. Edward grew up in Somerville where he attended the Brown School. He was a longtime resident of Arlington and North Reading before moving to New Hampshire in 1971. Edward was a United States Navy Veteran during World War II and worked as a salesman for many years. He was a longtime member of the VFW post 1506 in Melrose and a member of the Lieutenant Norman Prince Drum and Bugle Corps, National Champions. Edward was the former husband of Nan Randall and the late Claire (Mayo) Santoro. He was the beloved father of Alaina Sweeney and her husband Stephen of Amherst, NH and Eddie and Doug Santoro. Edward was the step Father of Cheryl McGrath and Richard Mayo. He was the dear brother of Salvatore and Robert Santoro. Edward was the cherished grandfather of Brianna, Nicole, Meghan and Zack.

LCDR Edford Wilson Sapp (LDO) 2857 Holly Ridge Dr Orange Park, FL 32073 904-264-4632 LT FDR 1965 b.5/17/24 JAX; d.1/12/2004 bur Arlington Ntl Cem; Betty

Lloyd F. Sarbacker AM2 Lake Champlain 1954-5 b.5/20/33; d.6/16/97 Madison, WI; Grandson same name in Indiana

Robert D. (Stick) Saunders AT3 Bennington 1956; Saratoga 1958 later a 747 pilot b.1/6/35; d.1/29/97 Sonoma, CA colon cancer

Robert N. Saunders AD1 1951 b.8/25/24; d.6/1/90 Massachusetts

Peter K. Savelyev New York AMS2 Forrestal 1966 b.3/20/46; d.6/1/1993 age 47 Roanoke, VA

Elwood Russell Savitz AD3 195 FDR b.1/14/31; d.7/12/2004 Bangor, PA

Jesse H. Saxon 1840 Vista Dr Beloit, WI 53511-3963 608-364-4786 VC-12 AT 1951 USS Saipan b.2/5/1927; d.7/31/2010; Norma

LT Norman Caldwell Scaife 24 Mistletoe Dr Covington, LA 70433-4521 985-892-1159 1950 TBM pilot VC-12 b.2/6/23; d.7/13/08

Joseph T. Scalise Norwich, NY ATAN FDR 1953-4; AT3 FDR 1953; Lake Champlain 1954-5 fm Warren, PA b.1/1/34; d.6/21/98

Kenneth B. Scank AMCS Hemphill, TX 75948 (409-579-4186-former home number) b.1/29/38; d.2/7/08 AM3 1958 Saratoga; Wheelchair bound from Parkinsons’ Disease (nursing home as of 2007); Dee (Dolores) married 1966

 After leaving VAW-12 went to VT-6 NAAS Whiting Field Milton, FL Made AMS1 1959 From there to B school then to VA-75 NAS Oceana, July 1963 to FEB 1965 TO VA-85 (Enlistment was up in VA-75) Two West Pac cruises on KITY HAWK CV63 with VA-85 trans to VA-44 NAS Cecil FEB 1968 trans to VA-174 1970 (44 decommissioned) Made AMSC IN 1968 Made AMCS in 1971 Back to Sea Duty April 1971 to VA-105 Made short Med Cruise on Saratoga back in July Left for West Pac on Saratoga in April 72 (this was the Saratoga's only time ever in the Pacific) Got back in Feb 73 Aug 18, 1974 transferred to VT-28 Corpus Christi, TX As Maint CPO; Had 96 waves out of 300 enlisted in Squadron; Retired on my wedding Anniversary Sept 19, 1975

John J. Scanlon Orange Park, FL Retired MCPO AN 1953 b.8/21/31; d.8/9/91 

David Edward Scantland 148 N Main St New Madison, OH 45346 937-996-1111 Midway 1955 Retired as E-8 Air Force in 1975; b.12/13/32; d.1/3/2009; Joan d.2010

Byron S. Schaffer, Jr. 2730 Isabella Evanston, IL 60201 LT(jg) NAOC Intrepid 1956; Evanston, IL; b.8/10/32; d.5/1990; Barbara S. Schaffer 3550 N Lake shore Dr #219 810 Chicago, IL 60657 b.1932; Dtr: Jayne M. (Jerry N.) Krulewich 1834 W. Cortland St Chicago, IL 60622-1035

Robert L. Schell ADJ3 3323 Furman Blvd Louisville, KY 40220-1909 502-459-6022 America 1967 b.6/5/46; d.2/7/93

William C. Schember 4313 Jonathan Ct Wilmington, NC 28412-2499 910-395-1664  AT2 Leyte 1950-1;  Patricia Ann

I was married to William C. Schember, who died on April 10th, 1999. I think some of the proudest and happiest days of his earlier years were his years on various flat tops just before and during the Korean Conflict. I just recently parted with his flight logs and yearbooks from the various ships he served on during his 5 plus years in the Navy and gave them to our son Scott. Bill loved flying as a Radar Operator and spent about 26 years of his later life with American and Pan Am Airlines in various positions. Bill and I spent our 25th wedding anniversary in Charleston SC and visited Patriots Point where the Yorktown is berthed He had taken me to so many ships during the years that I told him, "You go ahead and have fun I will visit the gift shop and then sit and wait for you on the dock” I found a book in the shop about Corsairs which I knew he would like I went back and sat on the dock looking through the book Lo and behold, I looked up and there was Bill on the flight deck with his head in one of the engines. I laughed as I knew he was in his element and reliving experiences from the past He loved the book that I bought him and looked at it over the years I don't readily have his service records available but I think he was in the Navy from '46-51 Bill was b.1928 at Queens County, New York and lived on Long Island, New York until 1990 when we retired to Wilmington, NC I know he belonged to a Navy Club that helped bring the Intrepid to New York Harbor

CDR Robert E. Scheuhing Stuart, FL & Fort Pierce, FL 34997 LCDR 1956-8 no detachment; XO VA-176 1959 b.10/1/24; d.2/6/15; Ruth Clara b.1930; d.3/07

 Robert E. Scheuhing, 90, of Stuart passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Martin Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Scheuhing was born October 17, 1924 in Vineland, NJ to Harry and Mildred Scheuhing. He has been a resident of the Treasure Coast for over 40 years, coming from Warwick, RI.

Robert served in the United States Navy and retired as a Commander after 22 years of service. He served during WWII and the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ruth and his son, Robert B. Scheuhing.
He is survived by his daughter, Betsy Scheuhing Kuhn (William); son, Bryan E. Scheuhing (Kimberly); three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

Raymond M. Schiavone ADAN 1954 b.10/3/32; d.4/15/98 Worcester, MA

James Edward Schiller, Sr ADRC 2540 W. Calle Morado Tucson, AZ 85745 or Yuma, AZ Forrestal 1962; Essex 1963 b.1921; d.3/24/05; Evelyn (Yearout) Schiller b.1927; d.2/17/06; Son: James E. (Sherry) Schiller, Jr Tallahassee, FL; Dtrs: Carol Ann Schiller b.1950, Patricia (Jim) Cohen Missoula, MT, Pam Schiller Clark

Raymond John Schledwitz ALC 5866 Garden River Cv Memphis, TN 38120-2501 901-680-0970 b.8/14/21; d.7/3/1970; Annie Benita (Johnson) b.1923; d.2011

Robert Henry Schlipp Hagar Shores, MI 49039 Van Buren County, MI ADR2 1951 b.8/15/25; d.12/14/99

LT(jg) James Henry Schmitt 17488 S Mound Rd Sherrill, IA 52073 563-552-2106 Forrestal 1964 b.3/22/34; d.6/12/2015; Jeanette Kathryn (Ouderkirk) b.7/25/37; d.5/22/12; Children: Steven G, (Cedar Rapids, )Cozette K. (Daniel) Oberhoffer (Dubuque), Kenneth N. (Kim) (Dubuque), Thomas F. (Tammy) Cedar Rapids)  

Jim attended St. Joseph School in Rickardsville, Sacred Heart School in Dubuque, graduated from Holy Cross High School in 1955 and received his bachelors degree from Loras College in 1960. He was united in marriage to Jeanette K. Ouderkirk on June 20, 1959 at St. John's Church, Peosta. She preceded him in death on May 22, 2012. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy as an enlisted combat aircrewman during the Korean War, as a Naval Flight Officer during the Vietnam War and finally retired from the Naval Reserve in 1973, after 21 years of service. Jim was employed at John Deere Dubuque Works as an Assistant Experimental Engineer and eventually retired from the F.A.A. in 1989 as an Air Traffic Controller and Electronics Technician. He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Jim invested countless hours in genealogical and local history research and was given the honor of publishing 7 books over his lifetime. In his free time Jim enjoyed golfing, fishing and spending time with family and friends. Jim is survived by his 4 children: Steven Schmitt, Cedar Rapids, Cozette (Daniel) Oberhoffer, Dubuque, 
Kenneth (Kim) Schmitt, Asbury, and Thomas (Tammy) Schmitt, Cedar Rapids;                                                                                                                                 5 grandchildren, Matthew Cairy, Adam and Sara Oberhoffer and Charles and Remey Schmitt;10 siblings, 
Pat Steger, Dubuque, Paul (Mary Ann) Schmitt, Dubuque, Richard (Janet) Schmitt, Dubuque, 
Joseph (Doris) Schmitt, Holy Cross, Kenneth (Patricia) Schmitt, Dubuque, Mary LeGrand, Asbury, 
Daniel (Katherine) Schmitt, Rickardsville, Diane (Dennis) Judd, Argyle, WI, Shirley (Gail) Simon, SD, 
Michael (Carrie) Schmitt, Rickardsville.

Kenneth E. Schneider CPO Attleboro, MA in 1966-7 America 1966-7 Bourne, MA b.2/23/21; d.4/28/94 Marion D. b.1921

Harold Haviland Schock AMSC 85 Weeden Dr East Greenwich, RI 02818-4540 401-884-7513 AM1 Intrepid 1955 b.12/25/21; d.3/5/2008; Barbara

Laurence A. Short CAPT 7222 Evans Mill Rd McLean, VA 22101-3420 703-356-1485 LT(jg) 1955-7 atty b.10/28/29 Evansville, IN; d.10/31/14; Roberta B. “Bert”

 A few days after his eighty-fifth birthday, Larry Short made his last flight over the rainbow on October 31, 2014. Born in Evansville, Indiana he was the beloved husband of Roberta, son of James and Irma, brother of The Reverend James Short, S.J., the late Joan Frohbieter (James), Dr. John Short (Maureen), Joyce Short, and Dr. Charles Short ( Jeanne). Loving father of Laure Westerman (Dwight), Steven Short (Nicole), Tracey Porter (Douglas), Brent Barnes (Elsa) and Cynthia Boyd (Kent), Larry was the proud grandfather.

CAPT Edward Smith Schoenberger 8649 Haverhill Jacksonville, FL 32211-5119 904-724-0539 LT(jg) 1956-59 NAOC; b.9/2/33 near Pittsburgh; d.8/9//09 Davidson Univ; Carol Ann Cooper

Roland C. (Rollie) Schroeder Mystic, CT 06355-4025 Midway 1951-2; Wasp 1953 LT(jg) pilot Babson, MBA U Michigan Banker b.1928 d.8/29/2012; Barbara C.; son: John R. Schroeder, AIA 69-2 Main Street Chester, Connecticut 06412  P: (860) 526-5838 F: (860) 526-9556 W:

My father wss in a nursing home in Mystic, CT with his wife Barbara.  He died 8/29/12. They both had dementia and are not very mobile. Avalon Health Care Center at StoneRidge 186 Jerry Browne Road Mystic, CT  06355

LT Ernie Schroth 1953-5 Boston police officer LT FDR 1953-4 b.4/7/23; d.6/30/1993 Quincy, MA

Hilary A. Schrum AE1 324 Troy St Johnstown, PA 15906-3128 814-536-2754 VC-12 1948-9 plankowner VC-12 Kearsarge b.5/14/28; d.2/28/13; Kevin & Lucille Schrum

SCHRUM – Hilary A., 84, Brownstown, died Feb. 28, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born May 14, 1928, in Johnstown, son of Daniel and Ethel C. (Blawn) Schrum. Preceded in death by parents; granddaughter, Katrina Ann Pinkas; son-in-law, Juergen Mathes; brothers, William Schrum and Jean Schrum; and sisters Eileen Schrum and Wilma “Pat” Kubanda. Survived by loving wife of 62 years, Lucille (Kurtz) Schrum, Brownstown; and children, Rita Mathes; Karen, married to Anthony Pinkas; and Robin, married to Gary Spack, all of Johnstown; Douglas, married to the former Bonnie Romig, Hanover, Pa.; and Thaddeus, married to the former Sandra Martinek, Johnstown. Also survived by grandchildren, Kimberly Mathes; Christel Kosis, and husband, Joseph; Tammy Gawel, and husband, Robert; Eric Mathes; Jacob, and wife, Bethany Pinkas; Izeke Pinkas, and fiancee, Erin; Melia Pinkas; April Hicks, and husband, Jay; Todd Spack; Adam Schrum, and wife, Christina; Benjamin Schrum, and wife, Beth; Caleb Schrum; Damaris Schrum; Luke Schrum; and Aurora Schrum; and great-grandchildren, Kevin Mathes, Alexandria Kosis, Mikayla Kosis, Corey Kosis, Tanner Kosis, Danika Kosis, Haley Mathes, Abigail Gawel, Layla Schrum, Conner Schrum, Ethan Schrum, Eli Schrum, Olivia Schrum and McKinleigh Pinkas. Brother of Don Schrum, and wife, Gwendaline; and Noreen, married to Nicholas Molchan, both of Johnstown; and brother-in-law, William Kubanda, Johnstown. A U.S. Navy veteran during World War II and active member of various military organizations. Retired employee with 42 years of service for GTE Telephone Co. A dedicated leader in the community of Brownstown Borough, he was an avid golfer.

Richard L. Schuh Wasp 1967 AMHAN AMH3 910 Dorchester Dr Hoyt Lakes, MN 55750 218-225-2395 b.1947; Shirley C (in her name in 2008)

LCDR Willard E. “Dutch” Schultz 10184 Grandview Dr La Mesa, CA 91941 ?858 or 619-447-0222 1960-64 Saratoga 1961 & 1963; d.1/24/02; daughter: Carla Woolasch 619-579-8986

Lavon E. Schumacker DK1 1953 b.9/2/30; d.7/17/98 Phoenix

Stanley Louis Lawrence Schumaker 415 23rd Apt St Wilton Manors FL 33305-1120 Forrestal 1964 b.4/3/1944; d.10/6/09; Joy Young

 Schumaker, Stanley Louis Lawrence, 65, of Wilton Manors, FL, formerly of Washington, DC, went home to be with the Lord after a yearlong battle with cancer the morning of October 6, 2009. Stanley is survived by his wife, Joy Young; his children, Dwayne (Regina), Keith Schumaker and Magen Young; granddaughter, Jenna Schumaker; brother, Thomas Schumaker; sisters, Rita Schumaker, Rose Robinson and Jeanette Owens; and several nieces and nephews. Stanley was a Vietnam Veteran

LCDR Albert C. Schutz, Jr 680 Southview Dr Old Hickory, TN 37138-1652 615-758-7526 LT Franklin Roosevelt 1961 b.8/27/32; d.9/15/2003; Geraldine B. Schutz 3110 Whitetail Dr Clarksville, TN 37043-2446 931-358-7051 b.1932; son: Larry P. Schutz 2916 Lyncrest Dr Nashville, TN 37214-3519 b.1964

Bill Schwan 3021 Twin Rivers Dr Arkadelphia, AR 71923-4219 870-246-3825 AD 1948-1950 Philippine Sea 1948; Plankowner VC-12; has arthritis & prostate Ca (3 Bees with Cederberg & Carlson)

Ben A. Schwiening 2716 Grand National Parkway Opelika, AL 36801 334-203-1354 AE3 FDR 1957 Saratoga 1958 b.1936; d.4/4/2016; Hildreth Y

Robert W. Schwenker, Jr 867 Elmwood Rd West Babylon, NY 11704-7149 631-661-4087 AE3 Leyte 1950; later Lockheed at Kennedy airport b.12/26/27; d.9/3/2011; Marie A; Son: Robt W, Jr also in W. Babylon; Christina

LT Benjamin F. Scott VC-12 det Wasp 1952; FDR 1953 pilot CO VFP-62 1959; b.3/16/1922; d.3/12/2001 Bryn Mawr, PA

CDR Clayton Millard Scott, Jr. Mukilteo, WA 98275 XO VAW-12 7/57-60, 8th CO VAW-12 1960-61 U. Washington Boeing test pilot wings in 1942 b.7/10/20; d.4/20/99; Eileen 

Starling Frank R. Scruggs BMC 1952 b.4/19/16; d.3/16/93 Rockport, ME

Donald B. Scully, Jr 9793 Tice Rd Eden, NY 14057-9547 716-337-3332 b.12/1/27; d.3/7/2008; Alma C

Nicholas R. Scutti AMCS 27 Madison Av Toms River, NJ 08753-7563 732-244-6001 1957-1960 retired on 30 in 1969; Wasp 1958 Became Operations manager in county government b.3/29/23; d.6/24/2013; Margaret J d.3/29/08 (married 63 years); Son: Joe Scutti 609-994-7935

George Willard Sechler Kutztown, PA (brother of Glenn R.) same address Independence VAW-12; VAW-124 b.1947; d.2/9/2012

 George W. Sechler, 65 years, of Kutztown, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Westfield Hospital, South Whitehall Twp. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Willard G. and Ruth A. (Everett) Sechler. He worked in maintenance for AT&T in Allentown for 33 years. George was a member of St. Pauls Union Church, Seiberlingsville. He honorable and faithfully served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era. George was a member of the Kutztown Rod and Gun Club and the American Legion, Topton.Survivors: Brother, Glenn R.

Robert L. Seelye ATR1 Forrestal 1966 b.1/29/27; d.5/3/03 Everton, AR Bur in NY; Virginia 

William Clyde Segee AVCM Radio Shack Chief 1955-7 Lake Champlain 1956 AEC b.12/18/22; d.11/9/88 Jax; Mamie Makela of Millinocket, ME now Pensacola, FL b.1919

CAPT Harry S. Sellers Arlington, VA flew c Bob Brown in 1949. Plankowner VC-12 CO USS FDR off Vietnam 1969 retired 1972 b.1/28/24 Glendora, CA; d.7/6/94 cancer; Helen (Heald) Sellers; Sons: Darrow Sellers, Monterey, CA & Richard Sellers, Arlington. VA  

Capt Edmund William "Red" Sellman Box 187 9508 Spinet Ct Vienna, VA 22180 703-938-0222 1956-1958 LCDR Randolph 1958; O-in-C Wasp 1959-60; Lake Champlain Sept 1959; 400 carrier traps b.11/8/24; d.2/18/2009 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Sidney M

Edmund William Sellman, 84, a retired Navy captain and Korean War fighter pilot 
who became a branch chief of the Federal Aviation Administration's [FAA] 
Office of Environmental Quality, died of cardiac arrest February 18, 2009, 
at The Fairfax retirement community's rehabilitation unit. Capt. Sellman served 26 years in the Navy before retiring in 1969. His decorations included three awards of the Air Medal. At the FAA, he worked as a branch chief on many noise abatement projects, including the environmental impact statement to allow the Concorde supersonic airliner to operate in the United States. He retired in 1988. Edmund William Sellman was a native of Ashtabula, Ohio, and a1946 aeronautical engineering graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT]. He also received a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from MIT in 1956. He was a Vienna, Virginia, resident, and his memberships included St. Thomas Episcopal Church in McLean, Virginia, the American Legion and the Northern Virginia Golf Association of American Legionnaires. He did volunteer work with Share of McLean and the Loyal Knights of the Round Table service organizations. He enjoyed boating on the Potomac River. His wife, Sidney Murdock Sellman, whom he married in 1950, died in 2008. Survivors include six children, Cynthia Kirk of Mi-Wuk Village, California, Holly E. Sellman of Annandale, Virginia, Edmund W. Sellman Jr. of Falls Church, Virginia, Scott Sellman of Sterling, Virginia, Sheila Woodward, Virginia, of Dunn Loring and Neilson Sellman of Columbia, Maryland; a brother; a sister; 22 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren

James H. Sellman ADR FDR 1964 b.9/30/43; d.12/15/02 Milwaukee, WI career military; all 4 branches; Son: Lanny Sellman 7721 W. Hicks St Milwaukee, WI 53219 414-329-0366                                                                            Joel Edw Seltzer 1942 Abiff Rd Burns, TN 37029 615-412-5264 AMS3 Essex 1961; b.3/2/1941; d.12/12/13; Judy Earlene b.1941

Roger P. Senecal Franklin Lakes, NJ Lake Champlain 1960-1 b.1937; d.2/1991

Clifford B. Senn, Jr. PN3 Saratoga 1962; Det 14 b.8/21/1939; d.2/22/2001 Cass Lake, MN 56633

Harold G. Serafine Box 0145 (15838 Nauvoo Rd) Middlefield, OH 44062-0145 440-632-1210 Wasp 1961 ADR3; b.12/27/37; d.12/13/2009; Lois 

Fortunato J. Serafini 295 Hidden Cove Rd N Fort Myers, FL 33917-2965 239-995-6348 FDR 1952; Leyte 1951; Irma b.2/4/17; d.11/29/05

Stephen J. Serokee ATCS AT2-P1 Essex 1961-2 b.11/7/39 Cheshire, CT; d.1/22/99 NY 

Ronald J. Setzer CPO Forrestal 1966 radar equipment operator chief; No d/c; Marjorie M Setzer b.1942 17374 89th Av Peoria, AZ 85382 623-583-3567

Edward J. Seydler AE1 VC-12 Leyte 1951; BHR 1954 b.7/21/30; d.7/7/94; Joy D. b.1932; d.2006; Son: Edward Kurton, TX 979-589-3156  

Charles Ervin Shaft 314 Freeman Dr Piedmont, SC 29673 b.2/10/1938; d.10/15/99 AE2 America 1966-7; Carol 123 Couch Ln unit 202 Easley, SC 29642-3714 864-855-6136

Franklin David Shackelford AT2 1958 Hurrevac b.12/20/31; d.7/15/1972 Greensboro, NC

George E. Shakely AD1 1951 b.12/28/22; d.11/15/1992 Costa Rica bur in OH

Charles M. Shannon, Jr College Point, NY Forrestal 1966 VAW-123 b.3/9/37; d.10/8/05 bur Calverton Natl Cem; Anna; Dtrs: Cathleen E. b.1966 1516 120th St College Point, NY 11356-2125; Jennifer J. 1301 120th St College Point 11356-1945 & Lucieanne Shannon Schnell (Raymond) same address

George Sharatz ADRC 6093 Anglia Dr Jacksonville, FL 32244 904-778-2596 b.4/28/1926; d.3/3/1989 VC-12 1951; Sheila B. b.4/28/26; d.3/3/89

William Carl Shatzer AEC San Diego AE3 Boxer 1950 b.1/11/28; d.12/6/99

LT James S. Shaw 1310 Randolph 1966; Intrepid 1967 Maintenance officer b.12/26/40; d.2/12/04 RI

John Edward “Jack” Shay, Jr. 19635 Shrewsbury Detroit, MI 48221 313-345-6233 LT(jg) 1957-59 Essex 1958 b.7/29/33; d.5/11/2013; Patricia

I graduated from the Univ. of Florida in 1955, and went almost immediately to OCS in Newport then to Pensacola. After completion of flight training, went to VAW 12. I Left the navy in 1959 to go to graduate school, then 9 years at the University of Rhode Island. After 17+ years as president of Marygrove College in Detroit I retired for about six months. I have since held a part-time job as special assistant to the president at Macomb Community College, in Warren, MI, a suburb of Detroit; 3 adult children, 5 grandkids

Gary J. Sheets SA Forrestal 1962-3; b.2/9/41; d.9/16/90 Michigan

Charles M. Shell AMS1 3507 US 127 Signal Mountain, TN 37377-7415 423-886-3249 AMSAN Essex 1961 VAW-33 b.3/12/36; d.5/25/2011 bur Johnson City, TN  Son: 390 Wilbur Dam Rd Elizabethton, TN 37643 423-542-3327

Raymond F. Shelley ACAN 1952 b.11/22/35; d.5/31/2009 Pasco, FL

Maynard A. Shelton ADC 5774 86th Pl Ocala, FL 34476 352-854-5034 Leading chief Wasp 1966 b.3/29/27; d.1/23/07; Minnie

John H. Shenk 1136 Nowlen St Lebanon, PA 17042 717-272-4996 pilot Valley Forge 1958-9; Retired from the pastorate at age 66 in 1998; Rev. John Shenk '54 passed away on Tues., May 4.  He had been in increasingly-failing health this past winter after being paralyzed from the waist down for years following a surgical procedure; Ruth  

 Assigned to VF(AW)-4 in July 1956, cruised on the Tarawa, Leyte, and Valley Forge. Was one of the 26 pilots from 4, some of us flying Banshees at the time, who because of plenty of sea time in ADs, were transferred to become refugees in June ‘68 at 12 because of the additional mission given to 12. Was on the beach for 3 weeks with some pretty intensive flying at 12 before going to sea on the Valley in Bob Bollenbacher’s detachment in July ’58; Since the detachment was on the beach after flying off the damaged ship in January ’59, I remained as a palace guard until my RAD in April 1959. Had over 160 carrier landings, 1/3 at night, and about 900 AD hours. I flew in the ready reserves at NAS, Glenview while in grad school until summer ’62, and was in the same squadron and became friends with Don Rumsfeld. We stayed in touch until about ’69, also kept in touch with Bob Bollenbacher until the same time.  He got out around ‘69 with 28 years and we lost touch until ’91 just after his wife Betty died. We stayed closely in touch, visiting each other in our homes, until his death about 12 years later.  He lived in Toledo, and I, in eastern PA. Last talked to him on the phone the day he went into a coma. Bob was the most outstanding senior officer I knew during my time in the navy. I was discharged from the reserves as an aviator in ’67 because the Geneva Convention prohibited line officers who were ordained. In 1968 I enlisted in the Chaplain Corps with the intension of finishing at least 20 years in the ready reserves. Had the privilege of starting as a brand new jg again; At least I had my old jg bars. I was paralyzed in March ’71, but had a benevolent CO who told me to forget to show up for my annual physical. I kept drilling in a wheelchair. I got selected in ’62 for LCDR while not even in the secondary zone so my naval career came to an end when I went for my physical. The army reserve offered me a billet, but foolishly (with hindsight) the blue and gold coursed thru my veins and I turned down an opportunity I should have taken and perhaps had an opportunity to finish the additional 9 years I needed.                                                  

Paul W. Sherwood Marlow, AL 36580 251-988-1509 AE1 Wasp; b.4/3/38; d.12/21/2003 bur NY  Formerly  Box 887 Magnolia Springs AL 36555-0887

VADM Allen Mayhew Shinn First CO of VC-12 July 1948-Sept 1949; Martha’s Vineyard Had been CO of FAETULANT Later ComCarDiv 6 1963-4 RADM Chief of Naval Material & VADM COMNAVAIRPAC 1966-70; USNA 1932 b.1908; d.4/4/98 age 90 bur at Arlington Nat’l Cemetery

LCDR (Rev) Angus Morgan Shirah, Jr b.4/7/1918 AL; d.11/17/1977 Tallahassee, FL; Beatrice Lorraine (Borland)

Arthur Lee Shoe, Jr 612 Hatfield Winter Haven, FL 33880 or Babson Park, FL b.6/4/1940; d.2008 Cabarrus, NC AT1 America 1967; Priscilla Montero Shoe d.2000

D.R. Shoemaker ADR3 Pennsylvania ADR3 Saratoga 1961-2 b.3/24/41; d.7/1990

George E. Short, Jr 30 Presidents Ln Plymouth, MA 02360-1553 508-224-6553 Independence 1961 b.1945; d.4/2/2015 cancer; Patricia Anne b.1947; Son: Robert M.

CAPT Laurence A. Short 7222 Evans Mill Rd McLean, VA 22101-1485 703-356-1485 LT(jg) 1955-7 attorney b.10/28/29 Evansville, IN; d.10/31/2014; Roberta B.

George E. Shrigley 1512 Saint Charles St Houma, LA 70360-7248 985-879-2952 ADAN Bennington 1953 Remembered for outgoing, ebullient personality Parkinson’s syndrome d.5/2005; Charlene

LCDR William Clifford Shroyer, O-in-C 1959 Saratoga b.3/8/21 Coshocton, OH; d.12/83 Beeville, TX Navy Cross; Juanita Jean b.1926 462 Champagne Cir Port Orange, FL 32127-6789 386-767-8684

As a young ensign, Shroyer had been one of the pilots airborne in a TBM off the Gambier Bay which was sunk in the Taffy 3 episode in Leyte Gulf. He had ditched when out of gas.

Radioman Louis Vilmer Jr of GAMBIER BAY's Composite Squadron VC-10, "...Ensign Shroyer, John Britt, and myself were among the first to be launched when the order was given to clear the flight deck When Ensign Shroyer made his first pass at a Japanese ship, he fired rockets and 50 caliber machine guns. Gunner Britt also fired his 50 caliber gun, from the ball turret. When we broke through the clouds we were extremely low and did not have enough power to pull up and away...we were finally able to pull away and gain altitude. Ensign Shroyer told me over the intercom that he had been unable to open the bomb bay doors with the control in the cockpit and instructed me to try the one in the radioman's compartment. It worked. Shroyer chose the Tone Class cruiser and began his run firing his 50 calibers. I opened the bomb bay doors when instructed. When the bombs cleared the bay, Shroyer was able to close the doors with his control. Britt began firing his turret gun as we pulled up and away I immediately turned to the notch window under the plane's tail to observe the hits. The bombs did not hit the cruiser, HIJMS Chikuma; they hit the water just a few feet behind it and went off as depth charges. Planes following us reported that the ship stopped dead in the water..." Navy Cross                                                                  

LCDR Clive Shucksmith Weston-Super-Mare, Essex, Great Britain LT RN Forrestal; Essex 1962 1961 d.11/5/2003; Noreen

Ashley C. Shuler San Diego, CA 92123 1953-5 LT(jg) Tarawa 1953 Had an MG sports car in the squadron, the envy of all; He’s the guy who saw a new Edsel in the parking lot and asked, “Where does the LSO stand?” b.5/11/29; d.3/1/92 New Mexico

Donald E. Shultz AECA Essex 1962-3 b.12/17/1930; d.7/8/06; Daughter: Carol 988 N River Rd Otis, OR 97368 541-994-0264

Norbert “Norm” George Siegwarth Box 954 HC3 Gainesville, MO 65655-9528 417-679-2134 AL1 Midway 1952 b.2/12/25 Iowa; d.12/28/2012; Marcella M 

 Mr. Siegwarth was born Feb. 12, 1925, to George and Agnes Breson Siegwarth of Dubuque, Iowa. He served in the Navy during both World War II and the Korean War. He owned Ace Radio and TV Service for many years and later worked for Xerox as a service representative.
He is survived by his wife, Marci Wiens Siegwarth of Morehead City, N.C.; daughters Nancy Jensen and husband Dan of Morehead City, and Wanda Sindelar and husband Dan of Cresco, Iowa; sons Robert Siegwarth of Zwingle, Iowa, Gary Siegwarth of Elkader, Iowa, and John Siegwarth of Milton, Fla.; one sister, Marie Dubler of San Diego, Calif.; and also grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jane Wagner Siegwarth, and a grandson, Brian Waterman.

Melvin J. Silva 1701 S Camino del Sol Green Valley, AZ 85622-3411 520-648-1597 AN Hornet 1955; b.5/17/37; d.6/27/02 Dracut, MA

James A. “Buddy” Simons, Jr 2819 Hills Rd Pineville LA 71360-4321 318-641-9165 AM2 1953 He doesn’t remember his carrier, he changed to USAF; inventor; Alpine Air Conditioning Co; b.1/30/30; d.5/7/13; Janette (Payne) Feature Image

CDR John Duane Sipes, Sr 31143 Grassy Parke Dr Fernandina Beach, FL 32034-1101 904-261-1943 LT(jg) Lake Champlain 1958-60 b.1/10/33; d.6/24/09 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Judy

William G. Skeffington, Jr AE3 Ticonderoga 1953; Intrepid 1955, Bennington 1956 b.1931; d.8/17/58 Providence, RI, lived in Cranston

LT John P. Skelly maintenance officer 1951 b.9/20/20; d.11/1/04 Marlborough, MA

John P. Skelly Jr., 84, of Marlborough died Monday (Nov. 1, 2004) at UMass Memorial Healthcare-Marlboro Hospital after an illness.  He was the husband of the late Dala N. (Alessandro) Skelly who died in 1989.
He leaves two sons: John P. "Jack" Skelly III of Hudson and James J. "Jim" Skelly of South Orange, N.J. A daughter Barbara A. Delaney of Newport Richey, FL and a daughter-in-law Suzanne J. Skelly of Marlborough. Also leaves six grandchildren including Christopher Delaney and his wife Michelle with whom he shared his home for many years and two great grandchildren.


Thomas E. Slattery AD3 1953 b.9/28/30; d.9/26/03 Cape Coral, FL bur in MA

George W. Sloane, Sr ADCM 3791 Forest Dr Middleburg, FL 32068 ADR1 Essex 1962 b.4/1/27; d.1/10/96; Friend of Ed Dascoli; Patricia A. Sloane b.6/1934 1957 Gravenhurst Dr Virginia Beach, VA 23464 757-467-8063 Son: Geo. W. Sloane, Jr 8525 99th Av. Vero Beach, FL 32967 772-589-6444 Grandson: Keith Sloane b.1972 44 Thomas St Sebastian, FL 32958 772-589-6444

Burton G. Slocum ADR1 drank steadily to defy Capt Lawrence. Had “congressional rate,” so immune from discipline, Later rescinded (Tharp recalls) Wasp 1959-60, Lake Champlain 1960-1 b.5/26/23; d.12/1/1990 reburied Wood Natl Cem Milwaukee, WI 1/1/1991

E. G. W. Slone AD2 b.4/1/27 or 10/26 555 Banyan Tree Ln Delray Beach, FL 33483-5074 is Jay Alan Slone b.1964 c Elizabeth G. b.1927                                   not Ersel G. Slone b.9/9/35; d.3/17/95 in Marion or Waverly, OH

Donald Newton Smallwood Saratoga 1964-5 b.11/24/36; d.6/3/2007 Dunellon, FL

Allan R. Smith “Shark-in-the-pool” 322 W Fulton St DeKalb, TX 75559-5279 903-667-5279 1951-5 FDR carqual 1953; LSO/Pilot Leyte 1952 Texas A&M (The shark was at Key West; Meant to surprise Captain Quackenbush at his morning swim) (Captain Quackenbush had recently been CO of USS Randolph and on retirement went to work for Polaroid Corp where he worked in the industrial applications division under Cimon Tashioglou and with Joan Smith who is my wife and worked there while I was in medical school in Boston. Small world RGS) b.1926; d.5/12/2015; Floy b.6/1929

Arthur B. "Tomcat" Smith AM1 Ticonderoga 1953 Randolph 1954 b.7/13/27; d.8/15/98 Providence, RI bur in NH

LT(jg) Barry Forrest Smith Deland, FL YNSN 1952 b.4/30/33; d.2/8/10; Nancy; Children: Sue (McCullough), Anne (Ebert), Amy  (Grabosky), William, Patrick, Molly (Mathews) 

CDR Clifford Smith 2321 Contest Ln Haymarket, VA 20169-1209 703-754-7340 LCDR O-in-C Randolph 1964 Brief cruise off east coast d.12/26/03 Haymarket, VA; Son: Dexter Smith

Donald F. Smith AD2 1953 d.per Ted Kohl

Eugene R. Smith ADAN 1952 b.10/23/34; d.5/25/10 Tampa, FL

Floyd E. “Fred” Smith 130 Elba St Lumberton, NC 28358 910-272-9495 ATN3 FDR 1965 & 1966-7 b.3/7/45; d.12/5/71; Miriam

George Peyton Smith Saratoga 1961-62 b.1947 Decatur or Hartselle, AL; d.4/4/91 Habersham, GA (Mejia contact)

CAPT John L. “Snuffy” Smith 108 Haverhill Dr Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 904-273-9330 ENS Randolph 1966 d.5/10/2005 JAX; Lori; Sons: David, Mark; Step children: Christi, Brian  

Lloyd “Shorty” Smith 4728 Oak Way Roscoe, IL 61073-8617 815-289-0054 Saratoga 1970-71 d.7/2015; Colleen K.; Son: Nevada A. Smith CDR USCG XO USCGS Astoria 2012-13 now retired

Although I was never a part of your group, I was in VAW-123 and a part of wing 12.  My era was 69-72.  I thought it interesting you being from Cornelius, OR.  My son, Cdr Nevada Smith, just moved to Astoria, OR as air ops boss at the Coast Guard base.  His address is actually Warrenton and his house is right on the Pacific.  I can't wait to visit in the spring 2013.  Thanks for keeping me on your email list.  Lloyd Smith  (So I met Nevada Smith who retired from USCG in 2015 - RGS )

John Willie Smith 3309 Birchwood Av NE Roanoke, VA 24012-3606 540-366-2318 Saratoga 1958 b.9/18/41; d.2/22/11

John Willie Smith Sr., 69, of Roanoke, Va., beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. He was born on September 18, 1941, in Roanoke to the late John Willie Smith and Lillie Mae Perkins Smith. John was preceded in death by two children, Donna M. and Ronald W. Smith. Survivors left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 47 ½ years, Joyce Ann Fitzgerald-Smith; son, John W. Smith Jr. (Tracy); grandson whom he raised, Rafelle R. (Dewey) Smith; four daughters, Brenda D. Smith, Jo Ann Smith, Danna R. Smith-Wright (Aaron) and Tina L. Smith; three brothers, Roy Smith, Harry (Carolyn) Smith and James (Victoria) Smith; two sisters, Martha Smith and Mary Frances Smith; one brother-in-law, William L. Fitzgerald III; three sisters-in-law, Verna Brown, Martha Smith and Thomasine Brown, all of Roanoke; 20 grandchildren; 28 greatgrandchildren

Kyle F. Smith PH3 1954 b.11/25/27; d.1/8/05 Ashland, WI

Marvin P. "Buddy" Smith Saratoga 1966 ADRAN b.10/26/1947; d.1/9/02; Geraldine Brown Smith 3671 22nd Av Okeechobee, FL 34974 561-357-3580 with Peggy A or Marvin Paul Smith b.11/4/47; d.11/23/59 NC

Paul N. Smith AN Enterprise 1962 b.1/9/45; d.7/23/08 Dudley, NC

Richard Allen "Dick" Smith, Sr 585 Lombardy Ln Lemoore, CA 93245-3521 559-924-5879 AE1 1953-6 b.6/10/1931; d.10/1/2013 Rosalind D. (Geeene)

Thomas Smith America 1966-7 AK2 b.10/18/42; d.2/75 Toms River, NJ

Thomas L. Smith Brockton, MA AK3 Leyte 1952-3 b.6/21/33; d.9/5/02

Vincent W. Smith AT1 1954 b.6/5/1930; d.4/15/94 San Diego

Walter E. Smith ALC FDR 1953, Midway 1955 deceased

LCDR Roger R. Snodgrass 710 Bollinger Dr Shrewsbury, PA 17361 717-235-2452 ENS 0862 Independence 1962 b.11/14/26 Delta & Keokuk, IA; d.8/9/04; Maria Haria Snodgrass

He was a Lieutenant Commander and pilot with the U.S. Navy for 28 years, serving on several aircraft carriers and retiring in 1972. He also worked for 20 years at Westinghouse Electronics, Hunt Valley, Md. as a logistics support and repair facility manager, retiring in 1992. He also worked with Fred Horn at H&R Block in New Freedom and Shrewsbury for 13 years.

Richard Leroy Snyder 77877 Co Rd 378 Covert, MI 49043-9521 269-764-8024 ATRAN 1962 Enterprise 1962-3 ATR3 b.10/2/1941; d.2/13/2011; Shirley Ann b.1943

Richard was born October 2, 1941 in Burnsville, West Virginia, the son of Dorsey and Gladys (Allman) Snyder, Sr. and has lived in the Covert area since 1970. He was a member of the IBEW Local 876 Union, enjoyed gardening, small engine tinkering, and was willing to help anyone fix anything. Surviving are his wife Shirley whom he married Oct. 2, 1971; 6 children, Matthew (Elizabeth) Snyder of Louisa, KY, Mark Snyder of Grayson, KY, Tammy (Justin) Logan of Vanceburg, KY, Luke (Sheila) Snyder of Grayson, KY, John Snyder of Covert, Rachel (Ken Schrader) Snyder of Manchester, MI

LCDR Charles A. Soderlund 11625 Asbury Cir #552 Solomons, MD 20688-3037 410-394-3156 pilot 1950-53 Midway 1951, Tarawa 1951, Saipan 1950 b.11/271920; d.12/24/2008; Bernice M. Soderlund Dr Montross, VA b.8/27/31; d.2/15/08

In reviewing my log book I was a pilot with VC-12 from Feb 1950-1952 flying SNBs and ADs; I was on several carriers while in VC-12 May and June 1950 USS Saipan, July thru Oct 1950 USS Midway, June 1951 USS Tarawa, July 1951 USS Siboney

Edward J. Sodosky, Jr AN 1951 b.1926 NY; Son: Edward J. Sodosky, III CPA 276 N Main St Naugatuck, CT 06770 203-723-8398

CDR Maurice Leon Somme LCRD O-in-C Enterprise 1962 & 1963 b.5/19/24; d.7/19/1967 Pensacola bur Barrancas Natl Cem

CDR Charles Andrew Sommer Rockville, MD pilot LT(jg) Midway 1950, FDR 1952 b.8/16/1922; d.4/27/88 bur Arlington Ntl Cem; Elsie F. Sommer 3124 Gracefield Rd #404 Silver Spring, MD 20904-5820 301-572-9544

Alan B. Songer 10463 Greenwell Springs Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70814 225-275-4506 PO1 FDR 1964 b.1/1929; d.7/6/92; Patsy B. Songer

Robert R. Sonnenburg ATR3 Wasp 1961; Essex 1961 b.9/6/37; d.9/16/88 Los Angeles; Dora P

LCDR Jack L. Sotherland, Jr 1957 pilot, b.1/18/32; d.1/5/91 Jacksonville, FL bur Barrancas Natl Cem; Son, also a naval aviator, 14114 Waverly Falls Ln West Jacksonville, FL 32224 904-223-8015 In 2006 CAPT Jack L. Sotherland III NAVCENT N-5 DSN (318) 439-3336 Comm: 011 (973) 1785-3336 Cell: 3940-5416

James Edward Sovoda Forrestal 1962; Independence 1962 b.1/6/43; d.12/3/2000 Taylor, MI

Basil Melvin Spencer ADRC FDR 1965 b.3/4/1919; d.7/5/1995 Santee, CA (San Diego) bur in Missouri

Lawrence E. Spencer AM2 1952 b.2/9/31; d.6/8/02 Baltimore (Ferrin, VA) or b.7/3/31; d.1/2/03 Franklin, OH

CDR Robert E. Spencer, Jr 3236 Shadyside Ln Chesapeake, VA 23321-4616 757-484-0819 LT(jg) Essex 1964; Forrestal 1967 b.1940; d.12/17/2014; Lora b.1944; Dtr: Elizabeth

Frank S. Sperti Boxer 1953 b.2/28/1920; d.12/24/1999 in Battle Creek, MI (trained operatic voice)

Chester W. Spiewak ADC VC-12 Saipan 1950 b.8/22/18; d.7/20/93 Chicago; Carol J. (Schadel) Crestwood, IL b.1941; d.6/21/2014

John Ernest Spoon b.2/12/40; d.5/11/03 Mineral Wells, TX ADR3 Enterprise 1961-2 truck driver; Rita

LT Edward H. Sprickman  b.8/14/27; d.3/26/06 116 Kipp St Sherman, NY 14781; Marilyn L. (Turner) b.1933; d.1995

LT(jg) Phil T. Sprickman pilot Leyte 1950-1 Air Medal b.7/2/21; d.2/28/73

Donald E. Spring ATAN Midway 1955 Rochester, NY is 49 b.11/11/31; d.9/27/85 VA d/c issued in MA

Robert Stachowiak AT1 1951 b.6/7/22; d.7/72 NY; or b.7/1/27; d.11/76 Nanticoke, PA; or b.5/18/27; d.5/83 OH

CDR Leonard Malcone Stafford Riverside, CA LT(jg) pilot 1949 Plankowner VC-12 b.9/19/17; d.2/16/97; Juanita Rose (Lugo) b.2/8/21; d.5/28/2012

LCDR Wilbur E. Stallings Terrell, TX LT 1951 Plankowner VC-12 b.12/5/1921; d.10/3/1997; Frances Jo (Stanley) b.1925; d.2005

Carl H. Stanley AA Forrestal 1964 b.9/9/44; d.3/26/00 Nassau, NY

               Donald F. Stanyon AK3 1951 b.10/6/31; d.10/30/05 Colchester, VT

Charles T. Starling (Tom)(Chip)(Chuck) PO Box 466 859 Sandlake Dr Apt A Mount Pleasant, SC 29465-0466 AA E-4 Saratoga 1966 b.10/25/48 Johnston CO, NC; d.3/10/2013 931 Godber St Charleston, SC 29412 843-762-1968; Marsha G. b.1957; Dtr: Stacy R. Adams

James Donald Startt PR1 Randolph 1963-5 PR3 b.6/1/1937; d.1/30/91 Boulder City, NV; prior VABCH; San Diego & Corpus c Ruth L. Startt b.6/24/1930; d.1/1/97 in Corpus

John J. Steadman CS1 1954 b.4/22/19; d.7/26/93 Duvall, WA

Rev Allen E. Stebbins 3170 Flamingo Dr Saginaw, MI 48601 989-777-8235 plane captain 1952 Coral Sea 1952 & 53; FDR, BHR, Tarawa; volunteer at Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum; Kay

 I had a very close call while on the Coral Sea, which involved a night landing. The seas were rough and the salt spray was coating the plane’s windshield. The pilot called in for the plane captain to wipe it off at his next landing. I was told, when he landed to go up on the flight deck, and the plane’s wing and clean the windshield.  As I did that I noticed  the flight officer giving the pilot the okay to increase his engine speed for take off. It was dark, about 11:00 P.M. I threw my flashlight into the cockpit. The pilot reduced his engine speed and allowed me to wipe the windshield. I stepped for the flap of the wing, which was down for take off, it not being here I fell to the flight deck, crawled off to the edge then to the ready room and prayed a thank you to the Lord, and told Him if He could use me I was His. I went  to seminary and have been pastoring churches for the past 49 years. A promise is a promise!

I am still a sailor and love the ships and the water. I joined the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum a couple of years ago to seek The USS Edson as a museum piece, to be moored in Bay City, MI in the Saginaw River. We have just learned that we have met the minimum requirements to get the ship. She is in Philly after being in New York for a time, but was moved to Philly when the USS Intrepid took its place. You can learn more by going to our web site 

Rev. Allen Ernest Stebbins

Born in South Boardman, MI on Oct. 11, 1932
Departed on May 22, 2014 and resided in Lapeer, MI.

Rev. Allen Ernest Stebbins


Rev. Allen E. Stebbins, 81, of Lapeer, went to be with his Lord, Thursday May 22, 2014. He was born October 11, 1932 in Kalkaska, MI to parents William and Anna (Butler) Stebbins. He married Kay Donna (Shepard) Thane on September 12, 2009 in Lapeer. 
Allen proudly served his country in the United States Navy during Korean War. He lived a positive, religious life; pastoring in four churches in Michigan, "retiring" in 2009 after 50 years of service. Rev. Stebbins was known for his generous heart and love for people. He was loved for the radio program he gave voice to, on WKYO, Caro, for over 30 years. More recently, he has enjoyed being a member and Chaplin with the Navy League of the U.S., Saginaw as well as his work with the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum. Above all else, his love for his family & their love in return - was most important to him.
He is survived by his wife: Kay Stebbins, children: Marc (Karen) Stebbins of Manistee, Scott (Jen) Stebbins of Grand Rapids, step-children: Mike (Tonia) Thane, Karrie (Jim) Simons, Brent Thane, 22 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, siblings: Larry (Marilyn) Stebbins, Katheryn (Marv) Clark, Wilma (Ray) Wilcox, Athelia (Walt) Hoagman, Darlene (Bill) Harris, Gayle (Bob) Fink, Annette (Bob) Alford and numerous nieces and nephews. Rev. Stebbins was preceded in death by brother & sister-in-law: Ronald & Mary Kay Stebbins, infant sister: Karen, first wife: Kay (Mawderley) Stebbins, his parents: Anna Stebbins, William Stebbins and step-mother: Pearl Stebbins. 


Curtis Wayne Steel b.7/15/38; d.6/3/73 shortly after leaving the navy in 1971 (his father told Stuart Shulman); Linda

Carlett D. Steele West Virginia AD1 1951 b.7/16/24; d.1/11/90 Bangor, PA

Joseph E. Steele ATC FDR 1953; Essex 1960-1; b.7/2/23; d.8/9/08 Daytona Beach, FL

William F. Steffers 75 Magnolia St Roswell, GA 30075 AM3 1953 b.1924 OH; divorced Ruth L. in Pensacola 10/68

Richard R. Steph 508 Countryside Pl Smyrna, GA 30080-8237 770-435-9265 AT3 Essex 1958 b.6/10/33; d.12/25/09

Almertis Stephens Forrestal 1960; Enterprise 1961-2 Randolph 1963 & 1965 b.6/12/38; d.8/28/2000 Pennsylvania;           Son: 9307 Southmoor Ct Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-5320 b.1960 Laurel, MD

Donald Stephens 1935 Presidential Heights Apt 1412 Colorado Springs, CO 80906 719-576-7993 1953-5 I was in flight training at Beeville, Texas through December 1954, then in CIC School at Glenview until June of 1955 and assigned to VC-12 from there. I went on the Ticonderoga detachment to the Med in September of 1955 and was flown back to be released from active duty at Quonset Point on 1 July 1956; d.9/2006; Fran

James F. Stephens, Jr CPO Intrepid 1956 fm Portsmouth, OH moved to east coast b.12/10/31; d.2/24/08 Marianna, FL

Paul J. Stephens LT FDR 1951 b.12.29/22; d.1/8/93 Pembroke Pines, FL; Eloise L

Warren E. Sterner b.11/16/1938; d.10/30/05 Jim Thorpe, PA Saratoga 1959 (W.E. Sterner on the orders); Son: Dwayne A. Sterner b.1966 522 South St Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 570-325-5223 Now 107 North St Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 570-325-3454

CAPT John Bradford Stetson LT 1949 pilot; Plankowner VC-12; USNA 1944 b.10/28/21; d.1/30/68 bur Arlington Natl Cem, Not ComNavAirPac in 1965

Clifford H. Stevens ATAN 1953 b.2/26/33; d.1/29/03 Albuquerque bur in MI

Glenn Stevens AD1 1949

Marcus P. Stevens AE3 Enterprise 1962-3 b.12/20/41; d.10/2/2010 Aurora, IL D/c MI

George L. "DFG" Stevenson 121 Tournament Duncan, SC 29334 864-486-8246 LT Wasp 1956-1960 d.10/15/2014; Rudite V. (Rudi) Children: K.V, Wanda

Jack Edward Stevenson LT(jg) Forrestal 1962; b.11/24/37; d.3/23/93; Freida E. 440 Sea View Ct Marco Island, FL 34145-2617 239-389-4610 b.7/1937

Fletcher Armestead Stewart, Jr 7304 Stoneman Rd Henrico, VA 23228-2633 804-672-1270 AN 1953 FDR, Midway, Leyte, Coral Sea b.2/25/32; d.1/21/2011; Audrey 

passed away on Friday, January 21, 2011. He was a member of the John Marshall Cadet Corp, A Company, a very proud Navy man and an avid, "passionate" Redskins fan for 40 years. He was best known for his compassion and love for Border Collies. He was also a veteran of The Korean War and a proud member of Air Group 17 that was stationed aboard the USS Midway during The Korean War. This air group received the presidential citation and the navy efficiency award for being the best squadron in the fleet at that time as well as numerous other decorations. He also served on the USS Roosevelt CVB42, USS Coral-Sea CVB43 and spent 39 months at sea in foreign duty in the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Pacific. He was a member of the Memorial Rifles, The American Legion Post 76, the DAV-Disabled Veterans lifetime member, Navy League and was a Union Brick Mason for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louise; father, Fletcher; sister, Bessie; and son, Bruce W. Stewart. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Cunningham Stewart; daughter, Joy S Hendrick; grandchildren, Ashley, Josh, Alison, Chris, Kelly, Shelly; and three great-grandchildren, Carter, Grayson and Ariana

.Donald Gene Stickler 2401 S Atherton St State College, PA 16801-2350  1963-4-6 FDR; b.4/27/1936; d.4/20/2011; Kay D. (Meyers) deceased

Carl (n) Stiles LCDR (Stotsbery’s friend) 1958 Saratoga Nov 1960; Became ill and returned to Quonset; Replaced by Mike Campbell b.10/23/23 Oklahoma; d.8/1975 Indianapolis bur in Exeter, RI; Rose Ann (DiSalvo) Stiles b.1926; d.2005; Children: Ken, Bill, Carolann, Dennis

Raymond E. Stitcher Pennsauken, NJ & Bellmawr, NJ 08031-1030 856-219-3655; AA Bennington 1955; b.1936; d.10/15/2012; Eleanor T. (Buchanan) predeceased; Children: John Niessen (Helen) of Runnemede, Michael Niessen (Gail) of Pennsauken, Raymond Stitcher (Cynthia) of Florida, and Elizabeth McCabe (Tim) of Audubon

Frederick E. Stone ADAN 1951 b.10/2/32; d.8/9/2010 Warminster, PA

James Arnold Stone Ware Shoals, SC AEAN 1954 b.10/6/32; d.5/23/02; Barbara Nickles Stone b.1934; d.3/15/12; Sons: JAS, Jr (Vicki) Simpsonville, SC, Tom Stone Ware Shoals, SC

Oliver P. “Ollie” Stone, Jr SA 1952 b.2/25/34; d.9/17/01 Indianapolis, IN

James Edward Stoner 1819 34th Ct Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-8143 (Venable’s friend) Intrepid 1967 b.1937; d.10/25/14 heart attack; Son: JES, II 4992 NW 3rd St Ocala, FL 34482 b.7/1953; Linda S. b.3/1953

CAPT Russell J. Stong 22 Clifford Dr Park Ridge, NJ 07656-1439 201-391-7215 & Palm Bay, FL AT1 Midway 1953; Ticonderoga 1953, Bennington 1953; Intrepid 1955; Retired as CAPT USN b.12/18/28; d.5/16/1989 bur Arlington Natl Cem; Charlotte M  Accompanied Lt Wiggins on Mariner Miracle flight 1953

LCDR Carroll F. Storm pilot LT(jg) Randolph 1956 b.1933; d.6/13/1990 Heart attack Roswell, GA; Barbara L. Storm 199 Autumn Ridge Trail Roswell, GA 30076 770-992-7761; son in RI

LCDR Lawrence Edward Stotsbery 1019 Boom Ct Annapolis, MD 21401-6856 o (failed) b.1930 1958-61 LT Saratoga 1959 & 1960; Essex 1961; Saratoga Med cruise in the Fall of 1960 (widower)

Clarence F. “Larry” Stout, Jr 123 Cosey Beach Rd Apt 2 East Haven, CT 06512-4654 203-466-1393 SN 1951 b.7/17/1931; d.9/25/14; Marie DeFelice (deceased); Sons: Gregory J., Michael L. (1957-8/6/13), Louis F. (deceased)

STOUT, CLARENCE “LARRY” FOSTER JR. Clarence “Larry” Foster Stout, Jr. -- a doting husband, father to three sons and “Poppy” whose care for crafts and detail was surpassed only by the love for his late wife, Marie -- passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at his East Haven home. He was 83. Born July 17, 1931 in New Haven to the late Rosa (Tagliente) and Clarence F. Stout, Sr., Larry is survived by his son, Gregory J. Stout; his sister, Mary Ann Melillo; eight grandchildren -- though he counted 14 including their wives, husbands and fiancées; seven great-grandchildren, with an eighth on the way; and countless nieces, nephews and relatives. Larry was predeceased by his loving wife, Marie (DeFelice) Stout; his sons, Louis F. Stout and Michael L. Stout; and his brother, William Stout. A striking man at 6 feet, 2 inches, Larry worked for 25 years at Day Top Village, Inc., in New York City after serving as manager of the U.S. Navy’s Rhode Island flight office during the Korean War. A master crocheter, he created works of art, weaving blankets, hats and scarves for his family, and when he put down the yarn and hook, displays of artificial flowers that put Nature’s work to shame. But Larry defined his life by his love story with Marie, whom he met working a conveyor belt at Berger Bros., and proposed to in a telegram, sent after leaving again to serve his country, that read, “I’m a fool - I left you behind. Will you marry me?” She wrote back three days later: “Yes”. They were married 47 years. She drove and talked; he smiled and listened. They loved one another boundlessly. “Nonnie” passed away 17 years ago, but “Poppy” said it always felt like 17 seconds ago.

Arthur Edwin Stradley 7 Pinecroft Pl Asheville, NC 28804 828-254-2779 ADR1 Lake Champlain 1960-1, Essex 1961 b.7/28/29; d.4/14/06; Geneva

Oscar Sim Strain, Jr 933 Franklin Av Harahan, LA 70123-3020 504-737-9996 AN 1952 b.1929; d.10/14/13; Evelyn Rose (St Lucia); Son: Jacob C  

Oscar Sim Strain passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday October 14, 2013.
husband of Evelyn St.Lucia Strain after 61 years of Sacred Marriage, father of Lucia Strain Nuss (Philip), Jacob "Jack" Strain and Edward Gene Strain (Debbie). Grandfather of Dr. Jennifer N. Schreiner (Daniel), Brian Edward Nuss, Robyn and Jessica Strain, Tiffany Brooks (and husband,Ty) and Megan Strain. "PaPa" of Cole Daniel Schreiner and Andrew Tyler Brooks, &  Son of the late Barbara Heft and Oscar C. Strain Oscar was a United States Naval Veteran of the 
Korean War, a retired Steel worker at Rheem Manufacturing with 35 years of service and will always be loved and remembered by all who knew him. Aged 84 years, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and a resident of Harahan, Louisiana for the past 56 years

CDR Andrew Charles Straton 7 Touisset Rd Warren, RI 02885-1437 401-247-0457 LT 1955-6; Brown Univ ROTC, Investments b.7/26/23; d.12/22/2008; Olympia R

Richard M. Strawn or Straw ENS Enterprise 1961 ENS b.3/11/1939; d.11/8/99 Iowa

Edward Thomas “Ted” Strehlau Akron, OH Saratoga 1964 Enterprise 1963 &4 b.9/19/1943; d.5/21/2005 Owner: All About Spas 1108 Suddereth Dr Ruidoso Downs, NM 88345-6226 505-257-7727; Renee M. b.1977 Menomonie, WI

Robert Allen Stricker Saratoga 1964-5 b.5/11/44; d.12/18/11.  Parents were Thearl I. (Fetrow) Stricker and Robert L. Stricker who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife Lynda M. (Cripe) to whom he was married for 43 years; three sons, Sean R. (wife Renee), Anthony T. (fiance Heidi Ford), and Jared A. (fiance Amy Nelson)and six grandchildren. Grandson Cody and granddaughters Sierra, Anna Marie, Frankie, Peyton, and Karlee, his sister Bonnie Zink (husband Herb) and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bob graduated from Cedar Cliff High School in 1962 and went on to attend Weaver Airline School in Kansas City after which he worked as a ticket/transportation and freight agent for Delta Airlines in Chicago and Baltimore and for Trans World Airlines in Harrisburg. Later he was employed at Eastern Express, TRW and finally retired from Berg/Dupont/FCI Electronics in 2003 after 20 years of service as a machine operator. Bob was a second generation member of the Lewisberry Mills Club and a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 026. He loved watching Nascar races and Penn State Football with his sons. He was a great pool shooter and bowler, winning many tournaments for both. He loved hunting, summer and winter trout fishing. Boiling Springs Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses

LCDR Stephen Strineka Leesburg, FL b.2/20/20; d.6/21/03 pilot LT in Wasp 1953-4; Louise

LT(jg) Thomas E. Stubblefield Intrepid 1967 ATC E-8 LCDR (LDO) N Harris McLeansboro, IL 62859 618-643-2654 b.5/18/27; d.1/24/05; Etta Cross Stubblefield b.1944; d.2010

Clarence H. Stumpe, Jr. 5661 Shelly St Pensacola, FL 32526-8096 850-941-1795 AT1 1951 b.1931; d.2004; Mabel C. b.1940

Fred G. Stumpf, Jr. 1509 SW Mockingbird Cir Port St Lucie, FL 34986 561-878-9863 b.12/8/1934; d.5/30/04; Frances b.1936

Russell G. Sturgis 5909 Killarmet Dr Corpus Christi, TX 78413-3301 361-854-7056 Navcad 37-1953 dropped out; CPO Enterprise 1961 b.8/28/1924; d.10/10/2009

Francis V. Sullivan 1950 pilot FDR 1950-51; b.8/30/25; d.9/12/59 bur Arlington Natl Cem 

Larry Keith Summerfield 397 North Shore Rd Mathis, TX 78368 AMH1 Essex 1964, FDR 1965; b.3/12/36; d.4/28/2010; Evelyn A

RADM John D. Summers 666 Partridge Ln Roanoke, VA 24017-1-14 540-362-0807 CDR VAW-78 XO 1975 CO 1976; d.7/14/2010; Mary Louise Hardie Summers

   Rear Admiral John D. Summers, Ret. USN, 76, of Roanoke, Va., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at his home. b.9/18/1933 Kearny, N.J. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louise Tartaglia Summers and John Dennis Summers; his daughter, Ann Elizabeth Summers; his sister, June Montagnino; and his brother, James Summers. He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Hardie Summers; his son, John Timothy Summers and wife, Diane; granddaughters, Dylan and Cora Hannah Summers; his two sisters, Eleanor Milius and Betty Crocker and husband, Harold; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a graduate of Roanoke College, The National Defense University, The Army War College, The Armed Forces Staff College, The Navy War College and Harvard University' Curriculum on National and International Security.
Admiral Summers entered the United States Navy through the Aviation Officers Program and received his navy wings in 1958. On active duty, he was assigned to Patrol Squadron 44 where he flew PM5 and P-3 Orion anti-submarine patrol aircraft.
Upon release from active duty, he joined the Naval Air Reserve in Norfolk. He was selected for flag rank in March 1983. That same year he was assigned as Assistant Chief of Staff for Resources/Readiness to Commander-in-Chief U.S. Naval Forces Europe. In 1985, he received additional duties by the Chief of Naval Reserves, as Commander Readiness Command Region Six Washington, D.C. In l986, he received his second star. In l987, he was awarded The Legion of Merit by President Reagan.
Admiral Summers’ last Naval Reserve assignment was as Deputy Commander, United States Naval Forces Europe based out of London. During Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Admiral Summers and his staff planned the recall of Naval Reserves to augment and facilitate the logistics pipeline through Europe and the Mediterranean and into the theater