Brian D. Woods

Brian Woods was born on March 23, 1932, in Coco Solo, Panama. He enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve on May 13, 1950, and served on active duty as an Aviation Ordanceman with VS-661 from July 18, 1951 to June 29, 1952, with part of this service at the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School at Bainbridge, Maryland. Woods entered the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1952, left the academy in March 1953, and then attended the University of California at Los Angeles from March 1953 to December 1955. He entered the Aviation Cadet Program of the U.S. Navy in December 1955, and was commissioned an Ensign and designated a Naval Aviator on February 2, 1957. Woods served at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, from 1957 to 1959, and then attended F9F-8 Cougar Fleet Replacement Training at NAS Miramar, California, before serving as an FJ-4B Fury pilot with VA-146 at NAS Miramar and aboard the aircraft carriers USS Lexington (CV-16) and USS Oriskany (CV-34) from 1960 to 1962. LT Woods served as an instructor pilot with VT-9 at NAS Meridian, Mississippi, from 1962 to May 1965, and then attended Carrier Air Traffic Control Center Training at NAS Glynco, Georgia, from May to July 1965. He served as assistant air operations officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CVA-41) from July 1965 to June 1966, and then as air operations officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CVS-10) from July 1966 to March 1967. LCDR Woods next attended A-7 Corsair II Replacement Air Group Training with VA-122 at NAS Lemoore, California, before serving as an A-7 pilot with VA-97 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64) from June 1967 until he was forced to eject over North Vietnam and was taken as a Prisoner of War on September 18, 1968. After spending 1,609 days in captivity, CDR Woods was released during Operation Homecoming on February 12, 1973. He was briefly hospitalized at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California, before attending refresher flight training and then Replacement Air Group Training at NAS Lemoore, in the A-4 Skyhawk and the A-7. CDR Woods served as commanding officer of VA-195 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) from May 1974 to June 1975, and then attended Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island, from July 1975 to July 1976. His next assignment was as air operations officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV-61) from September 1976 to February 1977, and then as operations officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CV-41) from March 1977 to May 1978. Capt Woods served on the faculty staff of the Naval War College from June 1978 to January 1979, followed by service as commanding officer of the fleet oiler USS Ashtabula (AO-51) from July 1979 to January 1981. His next assignment was as Tomahawk Cruise Missile Branch Chief for the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet, from January to June 1981, and then as Head of the Carrier Acquisition Programs Coordination Branch on the Staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare at the Pentagon from July 1981 until his retirement from the Navy on October 31, 1983. Brian Woods died on September 16, 2015. His Legion of Merit w/Valor Citation reads For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam from September 1968 to February 1973. By his diligent efforts, exceptional leadership, devotion and loyalty to the United States, and under the most adverse conditions, he resisted all attempts by the North Vietnamese to use him in causes detrimental to the United States. While in daily contact with the North Vietnamese guards and officers, he performed duties in staff positions, maintaining good order and discipline among the prisoners. Under constant harassment from their captors, and due to the frustrations of the prisoners during their long internment, many difficult situations arose, requiring perseverance, endurance and ingenuity. Using his extraordinary courage, resourcefulness, and sound judgment, he reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Naval Service and the United States Armed Forces. The Combat Distinguishing Device is authorized. Brian is survived by his sister Barbara Walker of Coronado California, sons Christopher and Michael Woods of Charlottesville and Richmond Virginia, daughters Cathleen Thompson and Shannon Woods of Charlottesville.

John M. Walden

John M. Walden, 83, of Beaumont, died Sunday, August 30, 2015, under hospice care in Spring, Texas. He was born on June 20, 1932, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Frona and Dr. Dewey H. Walden, and had been a resident of Beaumont for fifty-four years. John attended the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and later retired from Goodyear Chemical Plant after thirty years of employment. An avid sportsman, he loved playing golf and fishing at Toledo Bend. John is survived by his children, John David Walden and his wife, Basia, of Beaumont; Janet Knight and her husband, Ben, of Spring, Texas; and Jo Carroll Rossmeissl and her husband, Tom, of Green Bay, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Sabrina, Mindy, Haley, Cory, Elizabeth, and Hannah; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Mary Johnson; and brother, Kenneth Walden; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of forty years, Joan Walden; parents; and siblings, Charles, Stuart, Betty, and Jane.

William L. Van Alen

Bill Van Alen, a true original, champion athlete and devout Christian, died Wednesday at his home in Newtown Square, PA after a characteristically brave battle with brain cancer. William L. Van Alen, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, PA March 21, 1933, the son of William L. Van Alen and Elizabeth Kent Van Alen. He attended Haverford School in Haverford, PA and graduated from St. Paul's School in Concord, NH. After three years at the U.S. Naval Academy, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and won a law degree from Villanova University. Bill clerked for Chief Justice Bell of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, practiced law and competed in many sports, winning championships in court tennis, lawn tennis and golf. He was a member of the Seminole, Pine Valley and Gulph Mills Golf Clubs and the State in Schuylkill. He founded and later sold a Christian principled mutual fund, the Noah Fund. Bill was involved with a number of Christian charities to which he gave generously of time and funds. He is survived by his mother; his wife, Judith Frost Kanzler Van Alen; four children, Alexandra Frazier of Haverford, PA, William L. Van Alen of Minneapolis, MN, Dina Gibson of Devon, PA and Lucas Van Alen of Palm Beach, FL; his brother, James L. Van Alen of Newtown Square, PA; his sister, Cassandra Ludington of Palisades, NY and six grandchildren. Bill's extraordinary enthusiasms about life, religion, work and sport, enriched by a self-deprecating sense of humor, created his unusual character. He was much loved by his family and an army of friends
Richard W. Tyler

Richard W. Tyler passed away September 12, 2019 in Delray

Beach, FL. He was 68 years old. Born in Shanghai, China, January 14,

1934, to Mary Alice and Lewis Tyler. He spent his early years in

Ottawa, KS, and attended the United States Naval Academy. He

graduated from Southeastern University and spent his career in

Accounting. He was with Deloitte and Touche, he was Chief Financial

Officer of Hecht's Department Stores. He retired as Chief Accounting

Officer, Vice President and Controller of Batus, the holding company

of Farmers' Insurance, Marshall Fields, Saks Fifth Avenue, Brown and

Williamson Tobacco and others. He retired to Southern Florida, he was

an active member of the SAR for over 50 years. He had eight


Survivors include his mother, Mary Alice Herbert, brothers, James

Tyler and Carrick Herbert. Surviving children include Amy Johnston,

Richard Tyler, Gregory Tyler, Kendal Tyler, Blair Ann Dolinger and

Erin Blocker, and 14 grandchildren.

Maurice F. Tyler

Maurice F. Tyler died on December 19, 2002.

Wendell F. Thress

Wendell F. Thress, age 71, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005. He was a retired Engineer for Kroger. Beloved husband of Carol; loving father of Tim, Greg, and Glenn Thress, Robin Rucker, and Terry Thress; dear brother to Marlene Jurgens, Nancy Gibson and Jerry Thress; adored grandfather to eight grandchildren.

Gene G. Tallau

Gene G. Tallau died on August 1, 1988

Jack B. Stevens

Jack Britton Stevens, (Age 85), of Marionville, VA passed away on December 20, 2018 at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital. His parents were the late John R. Stevens and the late Rose Anna Stewart Stevens.

He attended the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, was a graduate of Georgetown School of Law, served in the United States Marine Corps, and served as a judge on the circuit court in Fairfax County until he retired. He and his wife have lived in Marionville for 14 years.

His survivors include his wife, Kathleen B. Stevens; three children, Ann Kelley Stevens of Alexandria, VA, Casey R. Stevens of Manassas, VA, John C. Stevens of Singapore; and two grandchildren, Chloe and Nicole Stevens.

He will be buried at sea at a later date.

Richard P. South

Richard P. Jr. Richard ""Dick"" Pollard South, Jr. (78), born to Richard P. and Archange Navarre (Howland) South on June 14, 1932, in Philadel- phia, PA, went to live with Our Lord on November 5, 2010. Dick was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Furman Howland South. Dick attended Yale University; was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy and later served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot. Post-military, Dick worked in the insurance industry. He was a member of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Dick had the honor of serving as Grand Marshal in the 1957 Armed Forces Parade, in Spokane, WA. He met his wife, Sherrill J. Bellomy, of 19 years, that same year, when she worked at the Davenport Hotel. Divorced, he never remarried. Dick was blessed with five daughters, Archange Navarre Howland Hill, Mary Evelyn Murray, Sherrill Elizabeth Payne, Cheyanne Lynnette LeFore and Karen Dore` Bellomy (deceased). In addition, he had 10 granddaughters, three great-grandchildren (with two on the way), as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Dick loved to fly and build model airplanes. He loved History and Ancestry. One of his passions was football, with his favorite team being the Philadelphia Eagles and any team playing against Dallas. Dick had a fantastic sense of humor and a knack for storytelling. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. 

Edward A. Solomons

Edward A. Solomons died in 1985

Glenn S. Sims

Glenn S. Sims died on July 7 1995.

Bernard Shapiro

Bernard "Bernie" Shapiro 82, lifelong resident of Lowell and Professor Emeritus UMass Lowell, after 34 years as a Professor he also served 15 years as a Student Advisor. Entered Eternal Rest on April 10, 2016 after a long illness. Bernie was a graduate of Lowell High School, Lowell Technical Institute and the Sloane School of MIT. He also attended 2 years at the US Naval Academy. He was the devoted husband of Diana "Yana" (Neusner) Shapiro; beloved father of Mark Shapiro, Judi Shapiro and Stevi Ann & her husband Mark Wellington and cherished grandfather of Courtney and Jordan Shapiro. He was predeceased by his siblings the late Lillian Greenberg, C. Allen Shapiro, Norton Shapiro and Sumner Shapiro.

Carl R. Schneider

Carl Schneider was born in Pocatello, ID to Grace and Carl Schneider. Carl married Karen Powell in 1957 and then welcomed four daughters to their home in Boulder, Colorado.

 Carl started his career at the U.S. Naval Academy but then spent 36 years working for IBM, where he held many roles. He worked in the Customer Engineering Group, the Boulder Development Laboratory, IBM Sales Manual Group, and finally as a Senior Editor for hardware products.

 Carl was a lover of projects including woodworking, gardening, and fly-fishing but nothing compared to his love for trains. He was a member of the Boulder Model Railroad Club and volunteer at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Not only did he build model trains, but he and Karen also traveled to ride various historic trains. He was also involved in his community through the Boulder Republican Party and various school Parent Teacher Organizations.

 Carl is survived by his daughters; Michelle Schneider, Janelle Stastny (Kip), Elaine McAvoy (Bryon), and Maura Schneider; and grandchildren Tiana and Evan Stastny and Shannon, Megan, and Sean McAvoy.

Robert G. Schatz

Robert G. Schatz died on December 18, 2019.

Daniel R. Salchow

Daniel R. Salchow died on October 26 1985

Robert B. Ryan

Robert B. Ryan died on December 20 1999.

Myron J. Ricci

Myron J. "Mario" Ricci, 85, of Bedford, NH, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 after a period of declining health. Cherished son of the late Pia Mary (Lepri) and John Peter Ricci. Loving father of Mia Dickson and her husband Jason, Sarah Jones and the late Peter Ricci. Loving step-father of Daniel Wilhelm and Kirsten Traver. Adored grandfather of Chase, Emilee, Gabriella, Noah, Anthony, Ivy Grace and great-grandfather of Kenley and Grayson. Caring brother of Joyce Boyan and her husband Joseph and the late Frank Ricci and his surviving wife Dorothy and Paula Guarnaccia and her surviving husband Joseph. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Mario was born in Boston on August 16, 1934. He graduated from Boston Latin School and then was appointed by Congressman John Fitzgerald Kennedy to the US Naval Academy. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College Cum Laude in 1957, where he played on the football team. He went on to receive his master's degree from Harvard University in Slavic Languages. Prior to retirement at the age of 80, he had been employed by the US Government for many years. A brilliant man, Mario spoke multiple languages fluently, particularly Russian and other Slavic languages. He loved to cook, read and build model airplanes. He honorably served in the US Marine Corps. 

Edward B. Reith

Edward Bennett Reith, Our wonderful, loving, funny, smart-as-a-whip, kind, gracious, big-hearted father passed away on August 7, 2015.

Ed, with his quiet demeanor and the determination of a thousand souls was truly an amazing man. He had a brilliant mind and spirit and was deeply loved by all who knew him. Born July 4, 1934 in Manhattan, he eloped with Tempe, the love of his life, on March 2, 1957. He has missed her terribly since she left in 2013; they are together again, at last.

Ed worked over thirty years as an Electrical Engineer, as a job shopper, moving from one interesting assignment to another, after graduating from Columbia University, School of Engineering. In 1991 he became the Proprietor of Brooklawn Discount Liquors and worked retail until his quasi retirement at 78.

When Ed was 38, he had the first of three by-pass heart surgeries, as well as a number of angioplasties later in life. Through all these procedures his resilience was awe-inspiring. He was never waylaid long always returning to work as soon as he could. He had the courage of a Lion and stamina of an Elk; but as we liked to tease him, he just occasionally needed a valve job, every seven years or so.

Throughout the years, Ed and Tempe maintained two warm and happy homes; in Easton, CT and Shelter Island, NY, were they enjoyed entertaining friends, playing Bridge, and spending time on the water. Ed retained virtually everything he ever read; and he did so voraciously. He passed on his love of reading to his children and grandchildren. He was the consummate Trivial Pursuit champion unmatched in number of questions answered successively and more than once obnoxiously told us to ask him a question he didn't know.

During his life he was a member of the Lion's Club, Christ's Church in Easton, CT, the Gardner's Bay Country Club and Shelter Island Yacht Club.

Those left to cherish his pearls of wisdom and hear his voice from beyond the grave forever telling us "you should be more polite", "if someone gives you money, don't turn it down, just say thank you", "take care of your name: it's all you'll ever have" are his son, Russell Reith and his wife Aiping, daughters; Amelia Gabriel, Sarah McArthur and Anne Reith and grandchildren; Nicholas, Adam and his wife Mandy, Laura, Dylan, and Edward. He was preceded in death by his son Gerard.

Louis S. Pryor

Louis Seel Pryor of New Canaan, CT, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Norwalk Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Pryor was born to the late Commander Frank D. Pryor and Rosealice Seel Pryor on March 6, 1934, in Washington, D.C. He attended St. Alban's School in Washington, D.C. He spent two years at The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, and transferred to Yale University in 1955, graduating with a bachelor's of arts degree, magna cum laude in 1957. Upon graduation he was given a Cadet Award from the Air Force Association in recognition of his scholastic ability and leadership. In 1960, he received a LL.B. from Yale Law School. On June 15, 1957, he married June Conte of New Haven. After living in Maine, New York City and Greenwich, they moved to New Canaan in 1971 and raised a family. Mr. Pryor began a long career in law in 1958 working as legislative assistant to Sen. John Cooper of Kentucky in the U.S. Senate. After graduation he was a staff judge advocate at the headquarters of Bangor Air Force Defense Sector, at Topsham Air Force Base, Maine for three years. He worked as general counsel and Director of Corporate Planning for Allied Control in Southington, CT, and was an estate lawyer for New Canaan law firms Duel & Holland, and Hawthorne, Ackerly, and Dorrance. In 1989 he co-established the firm of Lane & Pryor, specializing in corporate counseling and tax planning. Mr. Pryor sat on the Planning & Zoning Commission of New Canaan. He was director and co-founder of Classical Radio of Connecticut, and served as Eastern Regional Counsel for The Sierra Club. He was also a member of the Connecticut Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution, belonging to the family tree of Joseph Hewes, one of the original signers of The Declaration of Independence. A long-time participant of the theater, Mr. Pryor was a member of The Connecticut Playmakers, Sterling Barn Theater of Stamford, and The New Canaan Town Players. He was also actively involved in The Gridiron Club of New Canaan. "With his encyclopedic memory (earning him admission to Mensa), flair for language, and dramatic personality, he was a perfect fit for the quiz show 'Jeopardy!'," his family said. "In 1990, he tried out at the show's local contestant search in Atlantic City, N.J., winning over the scouting team by explaining that he would use his winnings to fund an archeological dig, his family said. He was invited to be a contestant in Jeopardy's 1991 senior tournament and won the round, to the delight of family, friends and fans, his family said. He also participated in Jeopardy's Tournament of Champions. Shortly before his death, he was invited to Jeopardy's Battle of the Decades Tournament. Mr. Pryor is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, June Conte Pryor a son, John Pryor of Florida a daughter, Ann Pryor-Miller of New York City and a grandchild in Texas. A memorial is planned for the spring.

John E. Powers

John E. Powers Jr. - Private memorial services will be held at a later date for John E. Powers Jr., 73, of Columbia, who died Nov. 1, 2003, at Marion General Hospital.

Mr. Powers spent 28 years in electrical and instrumentation engineering, as well as quality control and designed the vacuum chamber for processing the moon rocks from Apollo 13., He also was a member of the team for Skylab and was responsible for the instrumentation design for the Prudhoe Bay, Alaska Project. He was a 11-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and played football at Annapolis Naval Academy. He was a member and layreader of the Episcopal church.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn B. Powers of Columbia; two sons, Ian Powers of Alvin, Texas, and Blair Powers of Columbia; a daughter, Grace Kowis of Spring, Texas; a sister, Lillian Powers of Memphis; two brothers, Sam Powers and Bill Powers, both of Memphis; and four grandchildren.

Roy M. Phillips

Roy M. Phillips died on May 4, 1993

Clifford D. Peterson

Clifford D. Peterson died on April 14, 2020

Charles F. Payne

Dr. Charles Franklin Payne, Jr. Having slipped the bounds of earth May 10, 2016, Dr. Charles F. Payne went on to the pavilions of glory to be with his loved ones, his Savior Jesus Christ and to worship the Creator. He was born on November 11, 1933 in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Charles and Willie Mae Payne. He is preceded in death by a sister, Dr. F. Anne Payne. Dr. Payne was appointed as a midshipman to the United States Naval Academy soon after high school yet went onto Wake Forest University and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, graduating in 1958. After internship, he became a naval flight surgeon in Pensacola, Florida, completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA and then studied to become a dermatopathologist at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC. For the next 20 years, Dr. Payne served his country in the Navy Medical Corps and raised and educated a family of seven children. Retiring as a Captain, he went into private practice in the Tidewater Virginia area and continued for the next 40 years as a dermatologist. He often discussed with people how they would get to Heaven, and that God provided him guidance along the way. He leaves behind a devoted family, staff, friends and numerous patients hoping they will follow in his footsteps. Dr. Payne is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Sheila; five sons, Chuck, David, Mark (Gayle), Jeff, Scott (Danielle), as well as two daughters, Cheri Payne Shervin (Berk), and Lynda Payne Hofheimer (Clay); and 15 grandchildren: Trey, Katie, Jessica, Caroline, CJ, Teddy, Hunter, Wade, Ethan, Morgan, Truman, Ashley, Vivian, Ellana and Bethany. A celebration of Dr. Payne's life will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11am at Centenary United Methodist Church in Portsmouth, VA, where he worshiped and where he served the Portsmouth community for over 30 years. The Payne family is especially thankful to Bon Secours Hospice and the loving care provided by Sherry Colbert.

William D. O'Neil

William Dennis O'Neil Jr., 83, of Locust Grove passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at his residence. Born on Nov. 4, 1931, in Alexandria, he was the son of the late William and Julia O'Neil. William grew up in the Del Ray area of Alexandria, where he graduated from George Washington High School. After graduating from high school, William joined the Navy and served in the Korean War as a radio technician. After the Korean War, he attended and graduated from the Naval Academy Preparatory School, Naval Training Center, in Bainbridge, Md. After Bainbridge Prep, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy. It was there that he decided to change career courses and pursue a career in banking. Later, he attended George Washington University. William married the love of his life, Billie Dawn Breeding on Sept. 4, 1954. This September would have been their 61st wedding anniversary. William started his career in banking at Old Dominion Bank in Arlington. He finished his banking career in New Jersey, as president of Roxbury State Bank of Succasunna, N.J., and then executive vice president of Citizens First National Bank of Glen Rock, N.J., from which he retired. He was active in the field of banking and taught at the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, a partner of the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. William was also active in his community. He was an active member of the Rotary Club of Roxbury Township, N.J., where he served in several leadership roles, including president. He was also an active member of the Morris County, N.J., Chamber of Commerce. He was an active volunteer with Welkind Hospital (now Kessler Institute), serving as a board member, chairman of the finance committee and treasurer. In his later years, William retired to Locust Grove with his wife, Billie, where he lived for more than 20 years until his passing on Aug. 11. He and his wife attended Lake of the Woods Church. His hobbies included traveling and playing tennis, and he enjoyed time with his wife and family, which continued throughout his retirement. William is survived by his loving wife, Billie Breeding O'Neil; his two sons, Michael O'Neil and his wife, Niki, of Oceanside, Calif., and Douglas O'Neil and his wife, Penny, of Fredericksburg; three grandchildren, Stephanie O'Neil of Midlothian, Niki O'Neil and her husband, Jomo Raqib, of Midlothian and Douglas "DJ" O'Neil Jr., currently on active duty in the U.S. Navy stationed in Norfolk; as well as two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Charlotte. He is also survived by his sister-in-laws, Donna Hepp of Carmel, Ind., Evelyn Montoya of San Antonio, Texas, and Terri Marx of Locust Grove; as well as many nieces and nephews. William was preceded in death by his younger sister, Marjorie Garris. 

Robert B. Nichols

Robert B. Nichols, Jr. passed away peacefully in Middlesex Hospital on July 22nd after complications from a bad fall. Brad was born in Binghamton, New York on November 24, 1931 son of the late Robert B. Nichols and Beatrice Powell Nichols. He was educated in Binghamton public schools until going away to prep school at Proctor Academy and The Hotchkiss School. When the Korean War broke out Brad was accepted at the U S Naval Academy and remained a Midshipman during the early fifties in spite of his poor hearing which the Navy waived. But when the war ended the Navy would no longer accept medical wavers and he was given an honorable medical discharge from the service which was a big disappointment to him. He completed his college studies with a BA in business from Middlebury College and went on to work in outside sales at the Armstrong Cork Co and then Republic Steel Corp. Brad was an ardent skier having skied on various school ski teams. He was a ski instructor, ski patrolman, and ski coach. Brad so loved the ski business he opened up a chain of ski shops in the greater Hartford, CT area in the early sixties. Brad also enjoyed golf and was a member of the Hartford Golf Club and later the Black Hall Club and the Old Lyme Country Club after he and his wife Helene moved to Essex after Brad sold his ski shops and became President of Wilt-Pruf Products in 1976 - a company which produces a line of Horticulture anti-transpirants which are sold throughout the world. Brad was also an enthusiastic sailor on local waters as well as blue water. Brad belonged to the Indian Harbor Yacht Club of Greenwich when his new business took him to the Greenwich area. He was also a long-time member of the New York Amateur Ski Club where he served a term as President. After they moved to Essex, he was active in the Connecticut River Museum where he was Vice Chairman and became a lifetime trustee emeritus. Brad was a lifetime member of the First Congregational Church and active on many church committees. Brad leaves his beautiful Dutch born wife Hélène after nearly forty years together. He also leaves his devoted son Robert III, his wonderful wife Helena and their very special daughter Matilda of Fairfield. He also leaves his lovely daughter Whitney Covington and her supportive husband Jim together with their two great sons Sam and Will who live in Chestertown, MD. And he leaves behind his beloved dachshunds, LadyBug and Buttercup. 

John A. Neagle

John A. Neagle died on October 20 1996

Stephen J. Murphy

Stephen J. Murphy Jr. , (Retired BPD) Of Hyde Park, formerly of Dorchester, Dec. 6, age 83, surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Marjorie C. (Mitchell) of 58 years. Devoted father of Stephen J. Murphy (Boston City Councillor) and his wife Bridget of Hyde Park, Diane M. Murphy of Hyde Park, Kathleen Murphy of Hampton, VA and Michael J. Murphy and his wife Tamara of Randolph. Cherished brother of the late Thomas X. Murphy. Loving "Papa" of Mikaela and Connor and also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Stephen was a former Assistant District Attorney for Barnstable County, a Boston Police Officer for 14 years and a proud Korean War Navy Veteran.

Robert W. Mullen

Robert Welch Mullen, of New York City died suddenly on January 16 at age 78. Many who loved him knew him as "King." These include his beloved wife of more than 56 years Lucy (Reiss), his loving children Charlotte Sullivan (Ben), Robert Mullen, Jr.  (Kathy) and Mary Lou Hall, and his adoring and adored grandchildren Elizabeth, Caroline, Catha, Charlotte, Madeleine, Henry, Christopher, Charles, Peter and Catherine and his many relatives and friends. Born to Helen and Arthur Mullen on January 4, 1932 in Jersey City, NJ, he was predeceased by his sisters Betty Joan Cosgrove, Mary Lou, George and Arthur Mullen. Bob attended the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated Seton Hall University and New York Law School. He was a veteran of the Korean War and clerked for the former Governor Thomas E. Dewey's law firm. Bob went on to enjoy an illustrious career of over 50 years specializing in admiralty law.

A member of the Metropolitan Club, the New England Society, an Honorary Usher at St. Patrick's Cathedral and a retired trustee of Marymount School in New York City, Bob spent over forty summers in Bermuda, where he was a member of the Mid-Ocean and Coral Beach Clubs. 
Robert T. Montgomery
Robert T. Montgomery, 86, of Xenia, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, November 15, 2018. He was born February 10, 1932, in Xenia, Ohio, the son of Lewis W. "Monty" and Pearl Gultice Montgomery. He was the president of the Class of 1950, Xenia Central High School, served in the United States Marine Corps, during the Korean War, and attended the United States Naval Academy. In 1987, he received his CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) and CHFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) professional designations from the American College, and in 1991 he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in management from Antioch University. His insurance career started in 1956, and his business evolved into Montgomery Insurance and Investments which is one of the largest insurance and investment firms in Greene County operating today. In 1982 he received the prestigious "Agent of the Year" award from the Travelers Insurance Company, was a lifetime member of the Travelers Insurance Company National Leadership Club, and received their "Quality of Life" award in 1995. He was a lifetime member of Faith Community United Methodist Church, where he and his wife were instrumental in developing the Stephen Ministry and where he led the men's prayer group, outreach ministries, and taught Sunday school. He was a lifelong member of Xenia Elks Lodge, # 668, the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce, who awarded him the 1977 F.M. Torrence Award, and he served on the board of the Ohio Veteran's Children's Home. The American Red Cross, Community Chest, YMCA, Xenia Community Schools, Toastmasters, the Greene County Foundation, Greene Memorial Hospital, Cedarville University President's Associates, and many other organizations have benefited from his wisdom, leadership, and willingness to serve. After the 1974 tornado, he was instrumental in leading the Spirit of '74 committee of volunteers who worked long and hard to restore their hometown. In 2002, he received the outstanding honor and recognition of the E.J. Nutter Award for his service to the Greene County community. He is survived by the love of his life, Dorothy (Wilson) Montgomery, whom he married, April 8, 1954, a daughter, Stephanie Blackbern, two sons, Bradley T. (Tami) Montgomery, and Eric L. (Amy) Montgomery, all of Xenia, six grandchildren, Timothy (Valyn) Blackbern, Thomas Blackbern, Blair (Charlie) Davis, Brook (Justin) Lodge, Kent (Amberly) Montgomery and Evan Montgomery, three great-grandchildren, William Lodge, Carter Davis, and Morgan Davis, a brother, Richard A. Montgomery, Xenia, by many nieces and nephews, and by many close friends and clients. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Kent W. Montgomery, a great-granddaughter, Mia Jo Lodge, and by a brother, Lewis W. Montgomery, Jr. Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him

Arnold C. Moia

Arnold C. Moia died on July 9 2000

Phillip E. McInerney

Phillip E. McInerney, 70, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2003, at home. Phil was born November 1, 1932 in Kansas City, KS, to Mr. & Mrs. Andrew McInerney. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary and a daughter, Beth Ann. Phil lived in Kansas City, MO his entire life. He graduated from Glennon High School, attended the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated from Rockhurst College. Phil worked for UMKC at the MillerNichols Library and thoroughly enjoyed all of the friends he had the opportunity to meet at the library. Phil touched the lives of every person he met and will be missed greatly. A loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he leaves behind his wife, Sharon, sons, Pat and Michele McInerney of Kansas City, Kevin McInerney of Seattle, Brian and Lara McInerney of Kansas City, Todd and Kelly Hunter of Corona Del Mar, CA, Bryan and Amy Hunter of Kansas City and four loving grandchildren, Allie, Jack, John and Sam and one due in February. May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.


Timothy R. McDonough

Timothy Russell McDonough, formerly of Branford, CT, Punta Gorda, FL and Vero Beach, FL, died peacefully at his home on October 26, 2017, at the age of 84.  Tim was a decorated Navy Veteran serving in the Underwater Demolition Team, a precursor to the U.S. Navy Seals.  He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, NY, in 1957 where he was an All-American lacrosse player for all four years.  He was quite an athlete, having played varsity football in high school, the Naval Academy and Union College.  He was good enough to have had a tryout with the New York Giants, but injuries ended his career.

 Tim spent most of his professional career working in the communication and technology business for Southern New England Bell, GAF Corp and Boehringer Ingelheim.  Tim is survived by his loving wife, Emily Shaw McDonough, his step-sons, John S. Miller and Quintin A. Miller; daughter-in-law Krisitin G.Miller and grandchildren, Maddie, Carter, Kinley, Harry and George and god-daughter Heidi Carter Milardo.  He was an automotive collector, motorcycle enthusiast and yachtsman.  His club memberships were Quail Valley Club, Pine Orchard Club, Quinnipiack Club and Orchid Island Yacht Club.

 Tim was a person true to his convictions, passions and thirst for life.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Martin F. McDonald
Martin F. McDonald Jr., 81, of Glenville, died peacefully November 11, 2012 with his family by his side. Born on February 16, 1931, he was the second child of Martin and Johanna McDonald of Elmhurst, Queens. Marty attended Ascension School of Elmhurst and graduated from Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn in 1949. As a high school student, he worked several part time jobs in Manhattan to generate a little pocket money, including a stint as an usher at Radio City Music Hall. Following graduation he went to work for Greenpoint Savings Bank in Brooklyn. In 1950, Marty decided to enlist with the United States Navy, which quickly led to him being recruited and nominated to attend the Naval Preparatory School in Bainbridge, MD in 1952. He joined the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in 1952. The following summer, while on leave from the academy, Marty met the love of his life and future bride, Mary Anne Fitzpatrick, at Rockaway Beach in Queens. For the next year and a half the couple got together for dates whenever possible, and carried on an unrivalled written correspondence between Yonkers and Annapolis. They were married at St. Mary's Church in Annapolis on February 6th, 1955. Martin then joined General Electric Co. in Schenectady. The young couple raised their three wonderful children in Schenectady, as well as Burlington, VT. While working for GE, Martin also received a bachelor of arts from Union College in 1968. Mr. McDonald had an accomplished career as a contract administrator and manager with GE, that spanned over 40 years. He was a member of the Elfun Society. Martin was a parishioner and active member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glenville. He was a member of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians. He retired in 1986 but continued to consult as a contract manager for PenPower and Granite Services, Inc. Marty enjoyed sailing and taking his family on summer vacations to Cape Cod and Maine. He enjoyed several vacations overseas with Mary. A lifelong NY Yankees fan, he was fond of taking trips to the Bronx with his family to see the bombers in action at the Stadium, but mostly enjoyed watching the games from the comfort of home in Glenville (provided they were winning). During their retirement, Martin and Mary loved to escape the cold winter months of upstate New York, for Cocoa Beach, Florida. Martin was an avid fisherman, and he always took advantage of the fishing opportunities during their snowbird months. During the summer of 2004, Marty and Mary took the entire family to Ireland for an unforgettable 10-day vacation, that included visits to relatives, touring the beautiful countryside, and stopping for a few pints. Mary Anne Fitzpatrick McDonald passed away on August 27, 2009. Survivors include two sons, Lawrence McDonald of Columbas, GA and Martin F. McDonald III and his wife, Linda of Glenville; and his loving daughter, Diane McDonald Shields and her husband, Bill of St. Petersburg, FL. Martin leaves his sister, Patricia Hellmers of Coram, NY, his cherished grandchildren, Kerry Lockart and her husband, Jeffrey, Patrick Shields and his partner, Kate, Jennifer McDonald and Nicholas McDonald and his partner, Amy; and his beloved great-grandchildren, Erin and William Lockart. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (November 16) at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Rd., Glenville, NY with the Rev. Jerome Gingras officiating. Calling hours will be held Thursday afternoon (Nov. 15) from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd., Glenville. Interment will be at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenville. Memorial contributions may be made in Martin McDonald Jr.'s name to the Church of the Immaculate

Edward N. Mann

Edward (Eddie) Newton Mann, Jr. died peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 15th after an illness and several weeks on hospice care. Eddie was born on February 12, 1932 in Carrboro, NC to Edward and Bessie Mann. He married his high school sweetheart, Jean Stanford, in 1956. Eddie is a classic example of a "local boy makes good." He excelled in academics and sports at Chapel Hill High School and then completed a business degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. He attended West Point and US Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Army for 2 years. In 1964, he embarked on a 33-year career in banking with Orange Federal Savings and Loan, then RBC Centura which became PNC Bank. He served as Treasurer and then President in 1980. He retired from banking in 1997. He was a very active member of governmental and civic organizations, including the Board of the Orange Water and Sewer Authority, the Chapel Hill Housing Authority, and was involved in the start-up of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. He provided leadership on the Chapel Hill Jaycees, East Chapel Hill Rotary Club and the Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce. Eddie helped to start up an organization to assist non-profit groups in North Carolina to get access to the new Federal Government program on affordable housing which led to the establishment of the Community Affordable Housing Equity Company or CAHEC. Eddie was named to the Chapel Hill High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2013 for his honors as an all-state athlete in 3 sports. He played as a freshman on the UNC basketball team. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and family and has been to all 50 states and 20 foreign countries. Eddie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jean Stanford Mann; his daughter, Jennifer Mann Hawley; and his sons, Edward Newton Mann III and Charles Stanford Mann; son-in-law, Lonnie Hawley; and daughters-in-law, Lindsay Woodruff Mann and Lori Artim Mann. Other survivors include his sisters, Sandra Mann Patterson and Susan Mann. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Mann. He has 5 grandchildren, Rachel Hawley, Meredith Hawley Favre, McIver Mann, Charlotte Mann, and Edward (Ward) Newton Mann IV. 

Alexander W. MacDonald

Alexander W. MacDonald died in December of 1995.

Clarence Frank Klaassen

Clarence Frank Klaassen, Jr.was born to Clarence and Tina (Stelting) Klaassen on September 19, 1933 in Colony, Oklahoma. Clarence was raised by his grandparents Abraham and Mary Klaassen in Weatherford, Oklahoma, due to the death of his mother soon after his birth. He died on June 30, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the age of 86.

Clarence attended school in Weatherford. After graduating he went to the US Naval Academy in Anapolis, Maryland. After attending one year he enlisted in the US Air Force. He served 2 years and then returned to Weatherford to work for his uncle Johnny Klaassen and attend Southwestern State College to complete his college degree. In 1956 he became a partner with his father at Klaassen Electric.

In December of 1959 he met and married Patricia Kay Lowry at the First Baptist Church in Hammon, Oklahoma. In 1961 Clarence and Pat moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico where he began working at White Sands Missile Range as a mathematician. In 1961 Clarence and Pat moved to El Paso Texas. In 1966 their daughter Lynn Marie was born and in 1969 their son Kenneth Wesley. Clarence continued working at White Sands Missile Range until he retired in 1988. In 1992 Clarence and Pat moved to a 60 acre farm outside of Anson,Texas where Clarence filled his days building a large storage building and a new home. Upon completion he started farming a part of the land and leasing out the rest for cows to graze. In 2012, his health began to decline, and he and Pat moved to Colorado Springs to be near family.

Clarence was proceeded in death by his parents Clarence and Tina and his stepmother Nora Jones Klaassen, his 2 sisters BettyJoe McCray, and Gayla June Taylor and her husband Hugh Taylor and one niece Jennifer McCray. Also all of his aunts and uncles are deceased except George & Mary Stelting of Oklahoma City,Oklahoma.

Clarence is survived by his wife Pat, his daughter Lynn Marie Howard and her husband Jeffrey of Renton,Washington one grandson Jaren Kyle Howard of Renton, Washington and one granddaughter Dailee Anne Howard of Kent, Washington his son Kenneth Wesley of Colorado Springs. He is also survived by 3 nieces, 2 nephews, 1 great niece, 4 great nephews and 3 great grand nephews.

Harmon E. Kernes

Harmon E. Kernes, 61, of Toledo, Ohio, died Saturday, November 12, 1994, at his home. Harmon was born in Defiance, and raised in Napoleon, OH. He attended the US Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Harmon was a Toledo area business owner and entrepreneur. He was an avid motorcyclist and antique car collector. Harmon was a member of the Zenobia Temple, the Masons, and American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Joyce Kernes; son, Leo "Butch" Kernes; daughters, Theresa Woods of Boston, MA, and Karen Kernes of Covina, CA; sister, Nancy Hoffman of Bryan, OH; and 2 granddaughters, Krystyn Kernes, and Kaylee Woods.

Merrill J. Kemp

Merrill J. Kemp died on January 5, 2000.

Richard H. Kauffman

Richard H. Kauffman died on January 16, 2020


Spencer T. Jean

Spencer T. Jean died on September 21, 1986

Thomas A. Hughes

Dr. Thomas Aloysius Hughes, 83, was born in Broad Channel, New York, and died on March 27, 2017, in Arroyo Grande, Calif., in his home surrounded by his wife of 56 years, children, and grandchildren. He attended Regis High School in New York, and then the Naval Academy and Holy Cross College. He became a flight instructor in the U.S. Marine Corps (Captain, retired). After this, Tom pursued graduate studies at Marquette University and earned his Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from Vanderbilt University. Next, he conducted post-doctoral research at Bartol Research Foundation. Then, he was employed by the IBM Scientific Center as a research scientist in Houston, Texas and Palo Alto, Calif. Tom remained friends with many from Regis High School, his most beloved school. He was a devout and active member of St. Paul's Catholic Church. He loved tennis, politics, cartooning, cycling, and computer activities. Tom is survived by his wife Judith; his sister Carol Anne, Hackensack, NJ; children: Maura (Paul), Austin, Texas; Deidre, Fullerton, Calif.; Thomas (Leslie), Gilroy, Calif.; Eileen, Arroyo Grande, Calif.; Joan (Lee), Austin, Texas; Rosemarie (Craig), Bakersfield, Calif.; and grandchildren: Kevin, Michelle, Brigid, Patrick, Margaret, Frances, Ian, Colin, and Ryan; and 30 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas; his mother, Catherine; and his sister, Mary.

Douglas J. Holmes

Douglas J. Holmes passed away after a brief illness with congestive heart failure and pulmonary fibrosis on March 23, 2018. He was born April 15, 1932 in Ogden, Utah, to Ione Bailey and Parley C. Holmes. He attended Washington Elementary, Washington Jr. High and graduated from Ogden High School in 1950. He received a debate scholarship to Weber Jr. College where he attended before receiving his 4-year degree from the University of Utah in 1955. He received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952. He was also an active member of the Air Force ROTC, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

He married Peggy Ann Slade on March 18, 1955 and later that year began his 24-year adventure as an officer in U.S. Air Force as a Second Lieutenant. His initial assignment was as a navigator of a KC-97 refueling tanker that serviced air-borne B-52s over the North Pole. After this initial 10-year period he was assigned to the intelligence branch of the U.S. Air Force at the Pentagon, where he finished his career as a highly decorated, full Colonel earning the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, and the Meritorious Service Medal.

During his time in the Air Force he earned his Masters of International Relations degree at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. graduating in 1967. And, after retiring, earned his Law Degree from the University of Utah in 1983.

As important as his career was to him, his family was even more important. Peggy was the love of his life, as were his three children, Brad, Kathy and Scott. He was an avid reader and instilled in all the family members the importance of high achievement and excellence in education. He enjoyed working with Peggy in the interior design shop she owned (Panache Interiors and Antiques) and traveling the world with her and his family. Doug was proud of his pioneer heritage and was impressed by their courage, fortitude and perseverance.

Doug believed in being an active community member and spent many hours trying to improve the lives of others through his work as a State Legislator, member of the Board of Trustees Ogden/Weber Applied Technology College, Weber State College Board of Trustees, Ogden Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of the Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah at Hill Air Force Base, Board Member Ogden Regional Medical Center, Board of Directors Ogden Golf and Country Club, and he was also an active member of many other civic organizations in Ogden.

Although he has passed from this life, he will never leave the hearts and minds of his family.

He has joined his beloved wife Peggy, as well as his mother and father and brothers and sisters, Wayne, Dean, Melba, Wanda, Lola, Jay, Lynne, Udel, Dennis and great grand-daughter Quincie Higginson.

He is survived by his three children, Brad (Cathy) Holmes, Kathryn Holmes, Scott (Lisa) Holmes, he is also survived by seven grandchildren, Emily (Phil) Stricker, Spencer (Natalie) Holmes, Sarah Snedaker, Robbie Pett, Michael Pett, Tausha (Joshua) Higginson, Tristan Tucker, and great-grandchildren Crosby Stricker and Abigail and Scarlett Higginson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Joe P. Hollingsworth

Joe P. Hollingsworth, Lt. Col. Ret., 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Albuquerque on January 23, 2011. He was born in Mississippi in 1931, attended the United States Naval Academy and graduated from the University of Massachusetts. He was in the Air Force for 24 years, serving in Viet Nam, and lastly at Kirtland Air Force Base in AFOTEC. He was a member of St. Mark's on-the-Mesa Episcopal Church and served on the vestry, and more recently at the Cathedral of St. John. He is survived by his wife, Katherine G. Hollingsworth; his children, Gary Hollingsworth of St. Louis, MO, Mary Paul Forsyth of Charlotte, NC, Sarah Jo Eldridge of Lubbock, TX, Clyde W. Shores of Lake Forest, IL, Sandra Smith of Houston, TX and Elizabeth Wagner of Albuquerque, NM; 14 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren; four sisters; and a brother; and Riley, the dog. 

William E. Herig

William E. Herig Jr. died July 1, 2003 at his home in Fairfield. Born July 7, 1930, in Teaneck, N.J., he lived in Fairfield for the past 20 years. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 23 years of service with Special Services in Vietnam. He later worked in engineering, attending to several California school systems, including on Travis Air Force Base.

Mr. Herig is survived by his wife, Patricia of Fairfield; daughter, Kemira Denlea of Albuquerque, N.M.; son, Keith Green of Nokomis, Fla.; grandson, Jeremy Denlea of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Carol Webber of Mammoth Lakes; brothers, H. Clinton of Tampa, Fla. and Robert of Lakeland, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Harold C. Hearn
In the serenity of the night, Harold "H.C." Clyde Hearn III passed away on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 in Roswell, Ga. having challenged congentative heart failure for two years. Born March 30, 1933 in Sommerville, N.J., to Blanche Bounds and Harold "Clyde" Hearn II, and raised in Salisbury, MD. "H.C." graduated from Wicomico High School. During which time he was an Acolyte at St. Peters Episcopal F60Church in Salisbury, played clarinet for 4 years in the Wicomico HS band, and pursued his passion of baseball as pitcher for the Wicomico HS Baseball team, the City Church League, the Bi-County and American Legion Leagues, breaking several records. Preparing for the U.S. Naval Academy, H.C. graduated from Bullis Prep School 1952, in Silver Springs, MD. H.C. was then granted an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. by Congressman Edward T. Miller of Easton, MD, and went into Active Duty in June 1952 as Midshipman 3rd Class. He served on the USS Wisconsin and ranked in the upper 4th of his class. Unable to meet the 20/20 vision standard of that time, he was able to attend for just two years. He immediately transferred to the University of Miami on a full baseball scholarship, breaking several records and becoming the pitcher with the most wins at University of Miami under Coach Jimmy Foxx, earning a solid reputation on and off the baseball diamond. He was described as the Ace of Miami's Pitching Staff. The Philadelphia Phillies came knocking with an offer on its Pitching staff with a lucrative signing bonus. As if that wasn't enough, H.C. was also President of Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Miami, and using his savvy financial skills was able to pay off the fraternity house mortgage during his tenure. Not only did he excel in baseball but also in academia following his other passion in aeronautical engineering, which led to his earning a B.A. in Airline Management. He then joined Pan American Airlines in Panama and later went to work for Martin Marietta, while earning his MBA from Rollins College. He then worked for General Electric where he scheduled the launches for NASA at Cape Canaveral, FL. Desiring a change he accepted employment at Merrill Lynch in Delray Beach, FL. where he retired after 25 years of service. During that time he was recognized for innumerable achievements including President's Club and the rare invitation into the Charlie Merrill Circle. After several years in Delray Beach FL , he and his wife Sandy moved to Roswell, GA. In Salisbury, Cocoa Beach, Delray Beach and Roswell, H.C. was admired and blessed with many loyal and loving friends. He is described by many as admirable, full of integrity, honorable, patient, kind, well dressed, well mannered, determined and loved by all. He is survived by his wife Sandy Hearn, daughters Kristy Levi and Abbe Laboda, and 3 grandchildren.

Thomas J. Guinan

Thomas James Guinan, 85, Petroleum Engineer, died Sunday, October 22, 2017. A Private Family Service will be held in Missouri Valley, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Grace Guinan; sister, Kathleen Perry; brother, Daniel. Survived by his daughter, Kathleen (Russell) Brown of Wichita; son, Eric (Diane Blasdel) Guinan of Palm Springs, CA; brothers, Jack, Jerry, and Frank Guinan; grandchildren, Vivian and Annabelle Brown, Celia Guinan; sister-in-law, Barbara Guinan. Tom was known for his strong character, intelligence, and quick wit. He adored his grandchildren, and had great pride in his children. He will be dearly missed. He attended the U. S Naval Academy with the Class of 1956.

Robert J. Grill

Robert J Grill died on July 2, 1981

Warren T. Greenleaf

Warren "Ted" Greenleaf III, 75, a retired speechwriter with the old U.S. Office of Education and with an education association, died Feb. 24, 2010, at his home in Falls Church. He had complications from diabetes.

Mr. Greenleaf was a speechwriter for the Office of Education from 1965 to 1971. After working as a freelance speechwriter, mostly on environmental and educational issues, he joined the National Association of Elementary School Principals, from which he retired in the early 1990s.

Warren Theodore Greenleaf III was born in Chicago, attended the U.S. Naval Academy for two years and graduated from Loyola University in Chicago. He served in the Army from 1958 to 1962.

He volunteered for Democratic candidates, was secretary of a local chapter of the Hemlock Society and tutored adults learning English.

His marriages to Adrienne Jenny Meeuwsen and Maria Sosa ended in divorce.

Survivors include four children from his first marriage, Warren T. Greenleaf IV of New York City, Cary Greenleaf of Atlanta, Robin Greenleaf McCarthy of Boulder, Colo., and Susan Greenleaf Whipps of London; and seven grandchildren.

Paul S. Flarity

Paul S. Flarity, 75, of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, died on Saturday, January 31, 2009, at Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ. Born in Newark, he lived in West Orange before coming to Point Pleasant Beach 40 years ago. Mr. Flarity was employed as a Senior Engineer with the New Jersey Department of Transportation in Trenton, before retiring in 1991. He served in the U.S. Army with the military police and then later, attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Paul was known and loved for his sharp wit. He was an avid reader and was truly proud of his Irish heritage, making several visits to Ireland. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Winnie Brennan Flarity; his son, Stephen Flarity; and his brother, Frank Flarity. He is survived by his devoted daughters, Eileen Flarity-Laterza and Terri Gourley, and her husband, Jim. He also leaves his loving grandchildren, Dillon, Katelyn, Conor, and Molly, and his sister, Mary Nielson and many loving nieces and nephews. 

Reginald J. Fisher

Reginald J. Fisher died on November 15 1997

Arnold E. Finaldi

Arnold E. Finaldi, age 78, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Danbury, died on Saturday, March 12th at the Chatfield Assisted Living Center in West Hartford. He was the beloved husband of the late Joan (Klotzberger) Finaldi. Arnold was born December 31, 1932 in Danbury, the son of the late Richard and Jennie (Caprio) Finaldi, and was a Danbury resident for most of his life. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and later received his Bachelors degree from Danbury State Teachers College (now Western Connecticut State University), his Masters Degree from the University of Connecticut and his Doctorate Degree from the University of Bridgeport. He served first as a teacher in Danbury, and later as a school principal in the New Milford school system. Prior to his retirement he served as the principal of Veteran's Park Elementary School in Ridgefield for 17 years. After his retirement he worked for the University of Bridgeport as a supervisor of education interns. Arnold was an active, longtime member of the Danbury YMCA and later a parishioner at St. Helen's Church in Vero Beach, Fla. Arnold is survived by his son, Arnold E. Finaldi, Jr. and his wife Teresa of Danbury; and by two daughters, Jeanne Aldrich and her husband James of Bolton, and Ann Jones of Allentown, PA. He was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren: Kathryn Aldrich, Laura Finaldi, Daniel Finaldi, Sarah Aldrich, Benjamin Jones, Julia Finaldi, and Christopher Jones; and also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard F. Finaldi and Edmond T. Finaldi.

Laurence D. Filley

Laurence D. "Larry" Filley April 17, 1932 April 19, 2019 Young people in love readily agree to the "I DO" part of their wedding vows, but few give much thought to the "until death do us part" at the end of the vows. For Larry and Bette Filley, it took 66 years for that part to come true. They were blessed with five children and a full and interesting life in between. Larry exhibited a military bent from a tender age. The first day he was eligible, he enlisted in the Oregon National Guard as a Munitions Handler. He then switched to an enlistment in the U.S. Air Force, and after getting an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, he became a Midshipman. Larry desperately wanted a college education, but there were only six boys in his class at Irrigon Oregon High School. His teacher, Miss Sharp, urged him to apply at one of the nation's service academies. Larry's mother had purchased a set of books called, "The Book of Knowledge". Larry devoured the entire series, and it was those books that prepared him for the intense studies at Annapolis. An avid outdoorsman, Larry loved camping, hiking and ice and rock climbing. He climbed both Mount Rainier and Mt. St. Helens, as well as dozens of smaller peaks. When he wasn't climbing, he loved windsurfing, both on Lake Washington and on the Columbia River. Larry left the academy but put his amazing mind to work doing part programming for the many aircraft companies who manufactured secret projects and confidential missions and aircraft. He began at the Boeing Company, but later left to program many of the tiles on the space shuttles. He received an award from Lockheed for his outstanding job in fulfilling his job on time and under budget. Eventually he realized retirement time was fast approaching, so he left job shopping and came back to Boeing to pick up some retirement benefits. When he retired from "The Flying B" in 2000, Boeing threw him a never forgotten retirement party. Larry liked working better than retirement and spent most of his well-earned retirement years wishing he was back at work. Larry died peacefully in his sleep on April 19, 2019, and went to Heaven leaving his beloved wife Bette, and five children: sons Richard and Tom, and daughters Barbara, Patricia and Kathryn. He was the loving grandfather to ten grandchildren: Terry (deceased), David, Jonathan, Derek, Dena, Denise, Rebecca, Daniel, Catherine and Thomas, and 11 great grandchildren: Piper, Tytan, Ryker, Kenny, Augustus, Luke, Kai, Heidi, Ruby, Grace and Carolyne. 

Ralph C. Fey

Ralph C. Fey died on August 15, 1989

John A. Epling

John A.Epling, , age 74, of Cincinnati, and formerly of Gallipolis, died Wednesday evening [April 5, 2006] at his residence. Born September 9, 1931 in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late Moses and Hortense Epling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his first wife Christine Fraley Epling, by a son, Matthew Epling, and by a brother Miles Epling. John graduated from Gallia Academy High School, Syracuse University, and the Ohio State University Law School. He practiced law in Gallipolis and in Cincinnati. His greatest interest was in the facilitation of joint ventures between American and Russian businesses. He was the first American lawyer admitted to the Russian Bar Association. John also taught construction law at Texas A&M University and facilitated conferences in construction management in Thailand, The Sudan, Jordan, and Indonesia. He was a member of the Church of the Advent Episcopal Church in Cincinnati. He has been a member of the propeller Club, full Gospel Men's Fellowship, The International Bar Association, Rotary International, and the Navy League. He was a United States Air Force Veteran, and attended the Naval Academy. John is survived by Wife: Martha Epling of Cincinnati, Daughters: Mari (Peter) Chamberlain of Big Lake, AK, Zayne (Tom) Counce of Scranton, PA, Kathleen (David) Madden of Freehold, NJ, Sabrina (Dan) Wilson of Cincinnati; Daughter in law: Kay Epling of Vienna, Austria; Son: Sean (Remy) Korich of Bagou, Philippines; Brother: Richard (Floretta) Epling of Morristown, TN; Sister in law: Barbara Epling of Gallipolis; 22 Grandchildlren; Many Nieces and Nephews.

James C. Edwards 

James Carter Edwards II was born on January 17, 1932 in Jefferson City, Missouri, the third of four chi41ldren of Josephine (Johnson) Edwards and Emmett Edwards. He passed away October 1, 2014. Jim (to those who knew and loved him) spent his early childhood years in central Missouri before moving to Kansas City during World War II. It was during these years in rural Missouri that he developed his lifelong love for hunting, fishing, and the outdoors, especially quail hunting and fishing for catfish and crappie. He was an expert shot with F38both pistol and rifle (he hunted quail with a .410). In the late 1940s, the family moved to St. Louis where Jim graduated from Beaumont High School, class of 1949. Jim was an avid athlete, particularly in baseball and football where he was a starting end on the Beaumont varsity football championship squad. After high school, Jim applied to, and was accepted as a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy. He attended the Naval Academy (Class of 1956) for two years and took great pride in that fact, always rooting for Navy in the annual game against Army and keeping in touch with classmates over the years. Injury cut short his time at Navy and he finished his military obligation serving in the US Army in Korea during the Korean War. Upon return from his military duty and discharge at Fort Ord, California, Jim worked at a variety of occupations and used his GI Bill to complete his degree at the University of Missouri. It was during this time that Jim met his lifelong friend, wife, and partner Jane. Jim and Jane were married in Topeka, Kansas, in 1959 and over the next six years were blessed with five children. In 1962, Jim moved the growing family to St. Louis and began his long and storied career with McDonnell Douglas ("Mac" as he called it) in the Missile and Space Division, where he worked on a number of programs, including the Mercury and Gemini manned space flight programs and a number of sensitive and classified projects through the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), including the KH-9. For the next thirty years, Jim and family resided in the Pasadena Park section of St. Louis working hard at McDonnell Douglas, and, when the chance presented itself, enjoying fishing in the Osage and Gasconade rivers, bird hunting in Missouri and Kansas, Cardinals baseball, St. Louis- style pizza, family reunions at Ginger Blue, trips to Table Rock Lake, and the occasional ice cold Budweiser. Jim endowed all his children with a no-nonsense attitude, a hard work ethic, and a sense of fairness and earning your way in this world. Jim was solid in his beliefs and opinions and was always glad to share them with anyone. Jim and Jane retired to Clinton, Missouri in 1995. Jim spent the last two decades enjoying his retirement and seeing his family, now including his grandchildren. He especially looked forward to his annual East Coast fishing trips in the Atlantic Ocean off of Lewes, Delaware. Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife, Jane, his daughter, Elizabeth Anne, and his sisters Elizabeth and Frances. He is survived by his sons James C. Edwards III of Sedalia, MO, John J. Edwards of Bear, DE and his daughters Julia M. (Edwards) Watson of Kansas City, MO and Grace C. (Edwards) Marino of West Des Moines, IA. He is also survived by his grandsons, SGT John P. Hylander, US Army, of Fort Riley, KS, David J. Marino, of St. Louis, and Thomas M. Edwards, of Bear, DE, and his granddaughters Sarah A. Hylander, of Austin, TX and Victoria M. Edwards, of Bear, DE as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. A special thanks and acknowledgement to his companion, Dottie Barnett, who shared extreme kindness and patience in making Jim's final months with us happier and comfortable. Dottie, we will always remember and thank you for that. Special thanks also to his niece, Jane Gill and her husband Mike in St Charles MO, always his "home away from home". Jim was a true believer in the same vein as the Founding Fathers and St. Thomas Aquinas. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Thomas More RC Church, 11822 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131, at 10 AM on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Burlington, KS at a later date. Jim will greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Joseph A. Duvo

Joseph A. Duvo, 70, of Bangor, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, in the Hospice of Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. Born: April 29, 1932, in Bangor, a son of Rose Ruggiero Duvo of Bangor the late Matthew Duvo. Personal: He was a public accountant in the Slate Belt area for 40 years. He was a 1950 graduate of Bangor High School, where he played on the football and basketball teams. He was an avid golfer and had made a hole-in-one at Glen Brook Country Club in Stroudsburg, Pa. Memberships: He was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Roseto. He was a Third Degree Knight of the Father DeNisco Council 3862 of the Slate Belt. He was a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals and the Pennsylvania Society of Public Accountants. Survivors: his mother; a sister, Grace Murphy of Wind Gap; a brother, Nicholas of Tempe, Ariz.; and seven nieces and nephews. A sister, Mamie Ciferri, died earlier. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday in the church, Third and Garibaldi avenues, Roseto. Call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Fiore Funeral Home, Third and Market streets, Bangor. Burial will be in the New Catholic Cemetery in Roseto.

Joel S. Dougherty

Joel Stuart Dougherty, age 85, of Port Charlotte, FL (formerly Montross, VA and Fairfax, VA) died at his home on November 13, 2019. Joe is survived by his children, Kathleen Dougherty Wisiackas (John), Kevin Dougherty (Nancy) and Keith Dougherty (Kim) and his grandchildren (Jess, John, Kylie, Jennifer, Kelly, Carolyn and Kevin). Joe was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Sheilah, and his brother, John ("Jack") Edward Dougherty II. Born in Washington, DC to the late John Edward and Evelyn Heikes Dougherty, Joe graduated from Washington-Lee High School, Arlington VA in 1951, attended the US Naval Academy, married and settled in Northern Virginia. In addition to Joe's tenure at IBM, where he worked as a contracts administrator until retirement, Joe previously was employed with Atlantic Research and Allis-Chalmers. In the early years of Joe's career, he was a life insurance agent with Columbus Mutual and New York Life Insurance Companies. Joe's Catholic faith, pragmatism and righteousness were the cornerstones of his character. Joe will be remembered for his kindness, sense of humor and love of politics. A Memorial Mass will be held at San Antonio Church, 24445 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL on December 4, 2019 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o San Antonio Church.

Clifton D. Donoho

Clifton Duane Donoho, born on July 30, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas entered into rest on September 6, 2005 at the age of 75 years. He was a graduate of Brackenridge High School and attended Annapolis Naval Academy.

He is survived by his daughter, Grace Van Dyne; granddaughter, Victoria Rain Corona; and a host of friends. He will be missed dearly by all.

Graveside services and inurnment will be held on Monday, September 26, 2005 at 10:15 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National cemetery with Naval honors.

There will be a post service gathering at the Bunratty Pub, 4515 Fredericksburg Rd. La Paz All Faiths Funeral Home.

Patrick J. Doherty


Patrick Joseph DOHERTY Jr., 77, of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey and South Orleans, Massachusetts, passed away on October 13, 2007. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 30th, 1930 to Bridget and Patrick Doherty and was the beloved husband of 52 years of Dora Marie (nee Sbuttoni). He graduated from St. Ann's High School in Manhattan. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1951, and received a fleet appointment to the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, which he attended from 1952 to 1954. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from New York University in 1962. He was affiliated with the engineering firm of Syska Hennessy Group from 1955 to 1968, when he joined Rockefeller Center Management Corporation. He was named assistant chief engineer in 1973, chief engineer in 1974, and assistant vice-president in 1977. He retired in 1996 with the title of vice-president. He was a licensed professional engineer in the State of New York. He served as scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 231, and as Eucharistic Minister and member of the parish council of Most Blessed Sacrament parish in Franklin Lakes. He will be remembered by all who knew him as a kind and gentle man who loved his family very much. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Kevin and daughter-in-law Emily (nee Harris), of Sleepy Hollow, NY; his daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Hani Khoury of Hackensack; and his cat Oliver. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and their children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his twin sister Hannah Kneafsey of Smallwood, NY and his brother John Doherty of Somerset, NJ

Arsenio L. Delgado

Arsenio L. Delgado died April 2 2020.

Amos R. Deacon

Amos Rogers Little Deacon, Jr. passed away peacefully on 11/19/2015 at his home in Orange Park Acres. He was 82. Born in Dunedin Isle, Florida in a house on stilts in the Gulf of Mexico, he grew up in central Florida and Pennsylvania. After graduating in 1951 as Class Valedictorian at Paradise High School (PA), Amos attended the United States Naval Academy and Lafayette College.

In 1962 he was hired by the Hughes Aircraft Company and moved his young family to Orange, CA. Amos then completed the MBA program at USC where he was named to Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest honor of the USC School of Business. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to much success as the founder and CEO of various enterprises, most significantly as a pioneer in the mini computer industry with the establishment of MDB Systems and more recently Phoenix International Systems and All-Terrain Vehicle Corporation.

He is a past president and board member of the Orange Park Association, past president of the USNA Alumni Association (LA chapter), past board member of the Carpenter Irrigation District, a member of the Rancho California Caballeros as well as Mensa, and a philanthropic supporter of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, among others.

Amos is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Janet Eagleson Deacon;son and daughter-in-law, Amos R.L. Deacon III and Terry Hart Deacon of Orange; daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie W.D. Aho and Toivo Aho; and grandchildren, Raymond and Trevor Jenkins and Connor and Malia Aho, all of Irvine; his brother Jack Deacon of Murrieta; and sister, Barbara Eckert of Extor, PA.

"Deac", "Roger", "Big Amos" and "Mr. Deacon" as he was alternatively known, touched many lives over the years in a positive fashion and is remembered with affection, admiration and respect by a "surrogate family" of friends and business associates. We appreciate all your love and support.

James R. Darden

James Robert (Jim) Darden passed away on August 11, 2015. Jim was born August 27, 1933 on a farm south of Cardwell, Missouri to parents James Jewel Darden and Madeleine Nehls Robertson.

After moving to Kennett, MO at age 3, he attended public school and graduated with the class of 1951. He attended one year at the U.S. Naval Academy then returned to the University of Missouri and obtained a BSME. Jim joined the MO National Guard and graduated from OCS at Ft. Benning, GA. where he served 11 years and was discharged with the rank of Captain. After one year with Cities Service Oil Company, he joined Southwestern Bell Telephone Company where he retired in December 1990 after 32 years of employment in engineering management. He was also a member of NSPE, ASME and Pi Tau Sigma.

Jim leaves behind his precious wife, Dorothy Deardeuff Darden; two sons, James Keith Darden, his wife Tita and their son, Christopher and Robert Edward Darden, his wife Dorraine and their daughters, Candice, Mattie and Grace; sister, Bonnie Jean Fields and brother, Donald Dean Darden.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 6-8 PM at Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at White Chapel, 5234 W. State Hwy EE, Springfield, MO. Services will be at 10 AM Sunday, August 16, 2015 with interment following in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.

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Stephen J. Cunniff

Stephen James Cunniff, 83 of Hilton Head Island, passed away on June 26, 2015 after a brief illness. Stephen was born in Holyoke, MA on October 28, 1931, son of Rear Admiral James Francis Cunniff, and Helen Mary (Lawrence) Cunniff. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis MD, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He worked as a top regional sales manager in the paperboard industry for 32 years, retiring from International Paper. Steve was an avid golfer, and sports enthusiast, with a special passion for lacrosse, which he played in college. He was one of the founding members and President of the Wilton Lacrosse Assn., and President of the Wilton Little League, both in Wilton, CT. He enjoyed music and travel. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion, and an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Hilton Head, serving as an usher. He was a member of the Dolphin Head Golf Club. Steve is survived by his wife Elizabeth Jane Cunniff, and four children (from a former marriage): Michael James Cunniff, and wife Mary Lynn Cunniff of Tampa, FL, Mary Kate Cunniff of Oakland, CA, Timothy Ian Cunniff, of Chatham, MA, granddaughters: Skyler and Isabella Cunniff of Chatham, MA, and Christopher Edward Cunniff, and wife Lynn Cunniff of Charlotte, NC, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother David Lawrence Cunniff. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Steve's life will be held at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church, Hilton Head Island, on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The American Diabetes Association . 

Perry C. Cooper

Perry Clarkson Cooper, died Nov. 3, 2017 at McClure-Miller VNA Respite House in Colchester at the age of 84, survived by his sister, Mrs. Alice Richardson, his daughter Mrs. Cynthia Kelly and his son Mr. Stephen Cooper. Born on January 4th, 1933 in York, PA, Perry spent most of his youth in Poughkeepsie, NY. If stories are to be believed, his first swimming lesson coincided with his Baptism, and directly involved the Hudson River – though records of such Baptism and swimming lesson are not locatable. He attended Arlington High School in Poughkeepsie from 1947-1950 when it was decided by his parents and a presiding judge that the needs of the Poughkeepsie community, the State of New York, and the nation at large would best be served by his attending Admiral Farragut Naval Preparatory Academy in Pine Beach, NJ. As a member of the Farragut student body, he also enlisted in the U.S. Naval Air Reserve at Lakehurst, NJ, where he was trained in and supported dirigible operations. His experience keeping lighter than air blimps tethered to the ground would prove highly useful in his future activities ranging from father to engineer to technical guru for Franklin County's music scene in the 1970s.In subsequent years that tether would prove miraculously flexible. Perry attended the U.S. Naval Academy from 1952 to early 1955. Despite best efforts by all involved, Perry and the Navy Department – including the Academy Staff – agreed it would be best if Perry discontinued his studies in Annapolis. He began attending Columbia University in Sept 1955, studying jazz by night and electrical engineering by day. Perry graduated in 1958 and immediately was hired by General Dynamic's Electric Boat Division in Groton, CT. For the next 12 years, he directly participated in the designing, engineering, building and maintenance of reactors for the U.S. Navy's fleet of nuclear-powered submarines. As a "Nuclear Cowboy" at the height of the Cold War, Perry was on the front lines of pioneering engineering, using his exceptional mind to solve some of the most challenging nuclear and marine design problems encountered to date. During these years, Perry married Elizabeth Page Echols of Greenville, DE, and began a family, moving as required by the needs of the fledgling nuclear navy, but always coming back to Groton, where the boats were built. By 1970, however, Perry's philosophical and political views had shifted, and he was no longer willing to participate in the Military-Industrial Complex. The Nuclear Cowboys were being pushed out by bureaucrats, and his realizations concerning the destructive power to which he had contributed weighed heavily on him. From 1970 to 1973, he explored a range of enthusiasms with the same vigor he had approached nuclear engineering. One exploration of note included his first and last attempt at driving a motorcycle, which involved a semi-controlled excursion through the gardens of the Enders Island Monastery in Stonington, CT, which ended abruptly at the base of one of their seawalls. Perry separated from his wife in 1973, divorcing in 1974. He embraced alternative lifestyles and relocated to a commune in Preston, CT. In the winter of 1974, while on a road trip to explore northern Vermont and experience the local music scene, Perry had a chance encounter with Franklin County's John Cassel and some of John's uncooperative sound equipment. A friendship and calling were quickly established, and Perry moved to Vermont, staying first with John and eventually purchasing the old Will Johnson Sawmill, and surrounding land in Bakersfield. Assuming many roles in Bakersfield, none of them having to do with submarines or reactors, Perry began his Franklin County life as the sound engineer for the John Cassel band, fitting in well with an ensemble well acquainted with very high frequencies. He was a mender of fences – among them the split rail that used to grace the town park and cemetery; a most unusual town constable with imaginative but effective solutions to thorny rural problems; a long-serving member of the Bakersfield Planning Commission, and a spirited social irritant who waged a valiant but doomed battle against Wal-Mart's inevitable invasion of St. Albans. Friend to bikers, hikers, outcasts, in-laws, outlaws, and strays of all species, Perry accepted people as he found them. As he so eloquently put it, "Everybody's somebody's weirdo." Occasionally he would travel afar, to South Korea for example, to solve a perplexing engineering problem, but he always came home to Cold Hollow. Explorer of atoms, molecules, fission, flat-head Ford V-8's, inner and outer space, he has now, after 84 years on this planet (mostly) traveled to that final frontier. Safe journey, old friend. The tears we cry now are for us left here without you. A memorial service will take place in late spring with the time and date to be announced at where you can also share your memories.

Norman M. Cohn

NORMAN M. COHN August 13, 2007 of Hainesport, NJ. Husband of June Mae (nee Cullen) Cohn. Father of Deborah (James) Jones, Bernard Cohn, Adele Cohn, Wendy Squadrito, Rebecca Mazza and Jacob (Carrie) Cohn. Brother of Glenda (Stan) Buckman and Paula (Dennis) Sullivan. Grandfather of Sarah, Elizabeth, Victoria, Zachery, Abigail, Gabrielle, Veronica, Dominic and Daniel; also survived by his faithful companion Puppyhorse ""Dakota"". Relatives and friends are invited to visitation from 7-9 P.M. on Tuesday at PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS INC., 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill NJ. and to graveside services Wednesday 11 A.M. at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ. The family respectfully requests contributions in his memory be made to Deborah Hospital Foundation, PO Box 820, Browns Mills, NJ 08015 or Boy Scouts of America, PO Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015

Ronald M. Cohn

Ronald Cohn died Sept. 6 2005 at 73. He is survived by his nephews, Jeffrey and Neil Cooper.

Allen D. Cline

Allen David Cline Jr., 78, of Kilgore, died Aug. 26 2011 in King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen David Cline and Marie Dillon Cline Hall; a sister, Martha Cline Fields; and his stepfather, Mark Anthony Hall of Pikeville.


Allen attended Pikeville College Academy, graduated from Pikeville College and was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952. He served active duty in the U.S. Navy and Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1958. He earned a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky and was inducted into Tau Beta Pi and Etta Kappa Nu, national engineering honor societies.


He joined Kentucky Power in 1961 and retired in 1995 after 34 years of service. He was instrumental in the founding of the Vegetation Management Association of Kentucky, inducted into Scovell Society, named distinguished graduate by the College of Agriculture and appointed honorary commissioner of agriculture for the state of Kentucky. Allen was appointed a Kentucky colonel by Gov. Martha Layne Collins in 1987 and was a member of the UK Fellows Society.


Allen was an active outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting, and was a lifetime member of the NRA. His favorite sports included tennis and basketball. Allen served as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America and was a deacon in the Episcopal Church. Since 1996, he and Pat have sponsored three children from Honduras through ChildFund International.


Allen was very active in local amateur theater and was a founding member of the Performing Arts Guild in Ashland. Later, he became involved with Ashland Community College's drama department. His favorite and best-known role was Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof." Other roles include Jacob Marley in "A Christmas Carol," John Proctor in "The Crucible," King Henry in "A Lion in Winter" and many others too numerous to mention.


 He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Rawlings Cline; sons Allen David Cline III (Janine) of Lexington and Roger M. Cline (Thea) of Kilgore; and grandchildren Caleb N. Cline, USMC Cherry Point, N.C., Leslie C. Cline of Huntington, W.Va., and Maria L. Cline of Kilgore.


 Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel by the Rev. Sally Schlisler, rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Ironton, Ohio, with burial in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Boy Scouts of America or Christ Episcopal Church in Ironton.

John N. Christophersen

John N. Christophersen died on May 11, 2006

Sinclair W. Chiles

Sinclair W. Chiles, III, (18) 82, of Bethlehem, passed away on October 19, 2015. Sinclair was born in Bethlehem on March 13, 1933, son of the late Sinclair and Ethel Chiles. Survivors: His companion Shirley and many cousins. Services: Private, funeral arrangements are by the John F. Herron Funeral Home and Herron Crematory 458 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. Contributions: Penn State Veterinary Clinic,

Published in Morning Call on Oct. 23, 2015 [Attended U.S.Naval Academy, with the Class of 1956]

John D. Carroll


John Carroll, (14) 73, formerly of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Gulf Breeze, Florida, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2005. He died at the home he shared with his youngest daughter in Ventura, California, following the stroke he suffred from in Aprill 2004. John was born Feburary 2, 1932 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Edison and Elizabeth Carroll. He was the youngest of five children.


After high school, John enlisted in the U.S. Navy, attended the Naval Academy, and graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where he met his wife, Judy. John and Judy ultimately relocated to the Pensacola area, where they raised their three children.


John was preceeded by the death of his loving wife, Judy, in 1986. He is now survived by his son, James and wife Tammy; his two daughters, Isobel and Amy; and his five grandchildren, Tiger, Sidney, Madolyn, Ricky and Caitlin. He is also survived by his two sisters, Ruth and Betty, and their family members in New England. John was a well respected, hard worker and a good friend to the many he worked with at CNET, Pensacola NAS.


John loved coaching baseball and softball in both Gulf Breeze and Pensacola, and was a Boston Red Sox fan throughout his life. He will be remebered by so many as an avid fan of rock and roll, concerts and dancing. He was also a great friend to dine with at the restaurants he enjoyed so much in Pensacola and on Pensacola Beach.


At John's request, no memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers or donations, John's children ask those whose lives he touched to please celebrate his life by keeping in mind and heart, his wit, his wisdom, his storeis and his zest for life. John was a loving son, brother, uncle, father, grandfather,and friend, and will be dearly missed by all. Charles Carroll Funeral Home, Ventura, CA, is handling arrangements.

James T. Byrom

James Thomas Byrom,  at 79-years-of-age returned to the Lord, his Savior, December 9, 2011 in Sorrento, Florida.

Jim-Tom was born in Huntsville, Alabama on April 13, 1932 and shortly thereafter moved to Daytona Beach, Florida when he was three years of age. Jim attended Lenox Elementary and Seabreeze High School (class of 1950) and never missed one day of school in twelve years. Jim was recognized for his athletic abilities playing football, basketball, baseball and track. While in attendance at Seabreeze, the school held the state basketball championship for three years under Coach Joe Nelson, who was a long time friend and mentor.


After preparatory school at Bullis Academy, Jim attended the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Jim played football and was part of the team that beat Old Miss in the Sugar bowl in 1955. Jim then began flight training, earning his wings, at Corpus Christi, Texas and began his years as a Naval Aviator in March of 1957. While in the service he was awarded the Air Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star), Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam campaign Medal (Four bronze Stars). He was proud of his service to his country, that he performed with the same faithfulness and honor of which he served his own family.


Jim was a founding member of Community Christian Assembly in Pierson, Florida and served his church and community as an elder for many years.


He is survived by his loving partner in life, his wife, Julia Byrom. He is also survived by his children; his daughter and her husband, Dru and Hunter Lutinski. His two sons, Ronald Byrom, his wife Sharice, Jonathan Byrom, and his wife Lee Ann. Also surviving him are his nine beautiful grandchildren; siblings Abbie and Ben Byrom, brothers, Tyson and Brayden Byrom, sisters Katherine, Sophia, and Vickie Lutinski, and siblings, Alayna and Parker Byrom.


Jim was an amazing man filled with love, honor and true spunk. He had a true passion for his wife, Julia, and lived his marriage with her in a love that lasts beyond time. He loved his children beyond measure and he absolutely delighted in his grandchildren. His example of character and spirit was and always will be an inspiration to his family and those that knew him well.


Special thanks to Cornerstone Hospice, in Leesburg, Florida for their compassionate and loving care.

William M. Busey


William M Busey died on August 6, 2011

John C. Bull


John C. Bull died on July 31, 2002

Roy W. Bruner


Roy W Bruner died on 12/12/1957

Edward H. Browne      


EDWARD H. "ED" BROWNE, (10) on Oct. 20, 2010, 76 years of age, of S.W. Phila. Devoted husband of the late Virginia (nee Rickerson); beloved father of Judith (Robert) Maloney, Roberta (William Lewis) Hellmig and Catherine (Charles) Wood; also survived by 5 loving grand-children and 8 great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to Viewing and Funeral Monday, Oct. 25th, after 9:30 A.M., from St. Barnabas Church, 6300 Buist Ave., Phila. PA 19142. Funeral Mass to follow at 11 A.M. Int. SS. Peter and Paul Cem. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations in Ed's memory to American Cancer Society, 1626 Locust St., Phila. PA 19103.

Buddy L. Bobbitt


Bud Bobbitt, age 87, entered the Gates of Heaven on Thursday, February 7, 2019. He was born in Perryton, Texas to Felix Monroe and Myrtle Kathryn (Carpenter) Bobbitt on Monday, June 1, 1931. Bud was reunited with Virginia, the love of his life, and wife of 59 years on her birthday, giving her a gift of their reunited love and togetherness for her special day.


He will lovingly be remembered for his great work ethic, kindness, strong will and generous spirit. Bud was an Air Force Veteran and Naval Academy Midshipman, serving between 1950 through 1952 during the Korean conflict, until being medically released. He was a resident of Clayton, New Mexico for 18 years. Bud then began working as a clerk typist for Amarillo-Borger Express in Amarillo, Texas where he stayed for 10 years. He left Amarillo and moved to Abilene, Texas where he began his career as an accountant working for Merchants Fast Motor Lines, staying there for approximately another 10 years. In 1974, Bud founded and later became Chairman of the Board of Topline Warehouse, which in the beginning was located in Dallas, Texas, but then he moved the business to the old Post Office building located in Grand Prairie, Texas, where it continues to this day.


He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, 1 brother and wife Virginia (Callaway) Bobbitt. Left to cherish his memory are son Mark D. Bobbitt; daughter Robyn A. Salmi; daughter Jeni F. Cobb and husband Steve; grandson Brian B. Bobbitt; grandson Steven L. Bobbitt and wife Olga; grandson Timothy M. Bobbitt; grandson Taz D. Salmi and wife Kaylee; granddaughter Lexi T. Salmi; sister Lynda Freeman; brother Johnny Freeman along with numerous extended family and loving friends.


Forever in our hearts and minds, until we see you again Papa.


Robert F. Arrigan


HONORABLE ROBERT F. ARRIGAN of Cliff Drive, former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court, passed away on December 26, 2013 at his home in Juno Beach, FL. He was the beloved husband of Joan C. (Selwyn) Arrigan for 51 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Leo E. and Antoinette M. (O'Connell) Arrigan, Sr., and was the beloved father of the late Robert Paul Arrigan; loving brother of Frederick J. Arrigan and his wife Frances of Warwick and the late Leo E. Arrigan, Jr.


Bob was a graduate of LaSalle Academy, Providence College; attended Annapolis (United States Naval Academy); U.S. Army Air Defense School and the U.S. Army Reserves (Captain); and received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law. He was admitted to the practice to the Rhode Island Bar in 1961. He was a Providence Municipal Court Judge from 1975-1978. Judge Arrigan was appointed Commissioner of the Workers' Compensation Commission by Governor J. Joseph Garrahy in 1978, Vice-Chairman in 1984. He spearheaded the effort to transform the Commission to a Court and was appointed its first Chief Judge by Governor Bruce Sundlun in 1991 and he served in this position until his retirement in 2002. During the course of his service as Chief, Judge Arrigan worked tirelessly to transform a dysfunctional workers compensation system into an international model of efficiency. He worked closely with now Senator Whitehouse , the General Assembly and Governor Sundlun to overhaul the entire workers' compensation system in Rhode Island to include changes in the law, court procedures and the administration of justice. He then worked tirelessly to implement these changes helping to make the system what it is today. Part of this included the creation and oversight of the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council and the Workers' Compensation Medical Advisory Board.


Chief Judge Arrigan's dedication included education and knowledge sharing both locally and nationally. He started teaching a course in workers' compensation at Roger Williams University that is a foundation for workers' compensation professionals in Rhode Island that continues to this day. He became actively involved in the International Association of Industrial Accident and Commissions serving in many leadership roles until eventually becoming its president. All of these roles included educational meetings where workers' compensation professionals from around the world shared ideas on how to better serve injured workers and protect the best interest of their employers. He was also a trustee of the International Workers Compensation College. Upon retirement, Chief Judge Arrigan served on the Board of the International Workers' Compensation Foundation and continued to advance the study of the efficient administration of workers' compensation benefits, eventually receiving its lifetime achievement award.


He was a member of the Knights of Malta. He and his wife, Joan, co-chaired the Rhode Island Chapter of the Sovereign Order of the Knights and Dames of Malta. Bob was a member of the Sons of Irish Kings, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, The University Club, Jonathan's Landing Golf Club, and was a member of the Georgetown University Alumni. He was inducted into the LaSalle Academy Hall of Fame. He was past president of International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions.


Judge Arrigan's funeral will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 8:00 am from the Russell J. Boyle & Son Funeral Home, 142 Centerville Road (route 117) Warwick. Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am in Christ The King Church, 180 Old North Road, Kingston. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Visiting hours, Friday 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, 399 Fruit Hill Ave, North Providence, RI 02911 or to McAuley House 622 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907 in his memory would be appreciated.

Allan A. Andrews


Allan Archie Andrews was born in Laconia, on March 29, 1931, the son of Archie and Gladys (Harriman) Andrews. Al spent his early years in Gilford before his family moved to York, Maine. He died on November 2, 2014.

Allan attended school in York, graduating from York High School. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and served time in the regular Navy. Al was a long time employee at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Al was married to Bettyann Aston from 1953 to 1967. In 1971 Al married Mary Black and became a stepfather to her three sons. Al's family meant the world to him.

Allan had many interests in life, one of which was music. For many years Al played the saxophone in a local survived by his wife, Mary; his sons, Jeff and Michael; his daughter, Kathie Andrews Walker; as well as his stepsons, Clint and Charles Black; and his grandchildren, Sarah Walker, Dan Walker, Jillian Andrews Dubois, David Andrews, and Alex, Tony, Amanda and Alyssa Black.


band. In later years, Al sang in the folk group at St. Christopher's and was a cantor at the same church. Al was an avid gardener and provided most of the fruit for his wife's jam and jelly business. He also took up bee keeping and sold his own honey.


Al was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Carlton; his sister, Arlene; and his stepson, Bill.

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Gene L. Woodruff

Gene Woodruff died May 22, 2019, in Corvallis of complications following treatment for CLL and AIHA. He was 85 years old. Gene spent thirty years as a teacher, a researcher, and as an administrator at the University of Washington. He was a professor of nuclear engineering, director of the nuclear reactor, and chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering. He later served for nine years as dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for research. Nationally, he chaired the GRE Board (Graduate Records Exam) and was chair of the Association of Graduate Deans. In 1986, he was awarded the Arthur Holly Compton award by the American Nuclear Society. In 1956, Gene graduated 12th in his class at the U.S. Naval Academy. His years in the U.S. Navy were spent first in flight training, then flying F-11Fs off of "The Intrepid" aircraft carrier, primarily in the Mediterranean and also in the waters off Guantanamo, Cuba. He left the Navy with the rank of lieutenant and moved on to MIT graduate school. There he earned a master's degree followed by a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering. Gene met Marylou Munson when he and his best friend from the Naval Academy, Charlie Wilson, went to New York to meet Charlie's sister returning by ship from Europe. Marylou was her cabin mate aboard ship. Six months later in 1961 Gene and Marylou married. Gene and Marylou moved from Boston to Seattle in 1965. Gene loved living in the Pacific Northwest, saying "No matter how many trails you hike, you know you will never run out." He said skiing was a substitute for flying jets. He skied with his kids and eventually his grandkids. It was a joy he wanted them to have and a joy he wanted to share with them. × Post-retirement, he and Marylou moved to the house they had built on Camano Island overlooking Saratoga Passage. He embraced retirement and loved to hang out on the bulkhead with the neighbors, catch crab, and toss the leftover bait to the resident eagles. On a sunny day he'd launch his little boat and go off exploring inlets and beaches all around Camano and Whidbey Island. Gene and Marylou had three sons, Mark, Greg and David. Mark died in 1980, and that loss sharpened Gene's connection to his other sons. Nothing made him happier than being with them. He and Marylou moved to Oregon in 2012 to be closer to them. As always, Gene settled right in and made himself at home in Corvallis, going to soccer games and daily walks through neighborhood trails and frequent hikes to Chip Ross Park. He became an active member of ALL (Academy of Lifelong Learning) and why not? It was what he did. Gene is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marylou, his sons, Greg and David; his daughter-in-law, Karrie; his grandchildren, Adlai and Sylvia; and his eldest sister, Violet Holman.



James E. Whelan


  James E. Whelan was born on March 4, 1933 and passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

 He went to Salesianum High School and the University of Delaware before entering the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1956.

 He had a 10-year career with the Seabees Construction Battalion of the Navy, that took the family up and down the east coast and to London.

Russell H. Weidman


Commander Russell "Russ" Howard Weidman, USN (Ret.) passed away of natural causes at the age of 86 on March 16, 2020 in his home at Springfield, VA.  He was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania on May 25, 1933. He attended the University of Pittsburgh for one year prior to entering the United States Naval Academy. He was commissioned as an ensign in the US Navy in 1956.

 He married Jane "Budge" McClintock, the love of his life, on December 29, 1956 in Albany, NY.

 After graduating, Russ earned pilot wings. His service included being a Viet Nam War veteran. He transitioned from pilot to Aeronautical Engineering Duty Officer (AEDO). Most of his service as an AEDO focused on developing and testing missiles, including work on the Harpoon and Tomahawk cruise missile programs. He earned a Master's degree in Nuclear Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1964. He retired from the Navy in 1978. Following Navy retirement, Russ continued his work with missiles as a senior scientist for Science Applications International Corporation. He retired from SAIC as a Vice President in 1996.

 In retirement, Russ supported Budge as she led volunteer researchers at the National Archives preparing Civil War records for microfilming. The National Archives' annual Volunteer award is named in their honor. Russ proudly championed Budge as she wrote and lectured, while both participated in symposiums on all aspects of the Civil War. As part of their Civil War interest, they were involved in the Lincoln Forum, where Russ served a tour as Treasurer.

 Russ enjoyed building model boats that he joyfully gave to family and friends. Blessed with an incredible intellect, he chose to share what he knew to enrich others. He was always ready with a smile and a tale from his rich life or his avid history reading. His passion and joy were his family. His faith was always growing as a student of the Bible.

 A member of Messiah United Methodist Church in Springfield VA, he served in various ministries including Stephen Ministry, Treasurers, and participated in Christ's Curmudgeons Small Group.

 Russ was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Jane "Budge" McClintock Weidman, who passed away in July 2010.

 He is survived by his sister, Joyce (Phillips); his two children Jane [Martin] Waligorski, John [Felicia] Weidman; his seven grandchildren Russell [Becca] Waligorski, Molly [Johnny] Muller, James Waligorski, Jack [Alaina] Weidman, Elizabeth [Craig] Vandeweg, Michael [Bronwyn] Weidman, Kathleen Weidman; and his two great grandchildren Johnny Muller V and Olivette Weidman.

 We smile knowing where you are and mourn feeling where you are not.

 Russ will be buried alongside his wife Budge in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined later.

Donald N. Topping


Donald N. Topping died on March 4, 1957

Benton G. Thompson

Benton George Thompson   was born on 21 February, 1933 to M.B. and Margaret Weick Thompson, in Austin, MN. He spent his younger years in Austin and Chicago, Illinois. When he was a Freshman in high school, his family moved to Fremont, Nebraska. After graduating from high school in Fremont, he was appointed to the United States Naval Academy. He played basketball for Navy and graduated with an engineering degree. He was the engineering officer on the USS Frank E Evans and the USS Little Rock before going to work for 3M in 1960. His career with 3M spanned 35 years.

 In New Ulm Minnesota, Ben was not content just running a successful operation for 3M. Many of the communities he lived in benefited from his service. He was senior warden at his church, a Mason and a Shriner. Rotary Club president, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Country Club director, Toastmaster’s club president and a member of the hospital board.

 Ben was known to his friends and family as Big Ben and Gentle Ben. He loved to play golf, hunt and fish. During his retirement, he scored two holes in one at the golf courses at the Hills of Lakeway.

 He is survived by his wife Diane, daughters Lisa Haeg (Puyallup, Washington) Leigh Ann Thompson (Austin, Tx) and son Mark Thompson and Laura (Rochester, MN); a brother John Thompson and sister Margot Trowbridge, and two grandchildren Courtney Haeg Thomas (Sumner, WA) and Zachary Thompson (Dallas, TX)

 Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Lakeway Church, 2203 Lakeway Blvd. in Lakeway, Texas.


Frank B. Tatom


Frank Buck Tatom, age 85, of Huntsville, Alabama passed away on Wednesday April 15, 2020. Frank was born November 27, 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama to Elizabeth Buck and Thomas Tatom.

Frank is survived by; son John Tatom; son Thomas Tatom; and daughter Briana Moseley.

Frank was preceded in death by; father Thomas Tatom and mother Elizabeth Buck Tatom.

Philip L. Sullivan


Phillip L. Sullivan died on April 30, 2017.

Fred G. Spellman


Fred George Spellman, 88, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, passed away on March 11, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Rosary will be held at 7:00 PM, Friday, March 13, 2020, at Trout Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 14, 2020, at St. Maryu0027s Catholic Church, with Father Carson Krittenbrink officiating. Interment will follow at the Alva City Cemetery, Alva, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory. Fred was born on November 27, 1931 in Alva, OK, to Fred Braxton Hollingsworth and Bea (Hollen) Spellman. Fred graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1956 and became a Naval Aviator. He married Eileen Mueller in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 20, 1959. Later, Fred received a Master Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Post Graduate Academy in Monterey, California. Fred was a combat veteran with over 200 missions. Fred retired as a Commander in December 1981, after proudly serving his country for 30 years. Fred was actively involved with promoting the US Naval Academy by helping those interested in attending with application and preparation. Fred was very active in the Boy Scouts of America. He started as a Webelos Leader. When his son's Scout troop needed an adult leader he stepped in and became the Scout Master. Fred was a Scout Master for many troops over the course of 40 plus years. He was heavily involved in leader training, and the Catholic Scouting program during his scouting career. Fred earned many high honors and awards as a Scout leader. He loved the outdoors, backpacking, and camping with the Scouts. He lead dozens of treks to Philmont, a high-adventure Boy Scout Camp in New Mexico. Fred was a mentor to Eagle Scouts and Adult Scout leaders. He was the ultimate example of living and following the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Fred loved God and was faithful to the Church. He lived a life of service to others including serving his church in many ways. He shared his love of sailing with his family. For many years, Fred and Eileen were active Square Dancers. Fred leaves behind his wife, Eileen; son, Fred M. Spellman and his wife, Nicole; daughter, Kathleen Rubin and her husband, Jeff; daughter-in-law, Rachel Spellman; grandchildren, Carter, Sarah, Stephanie, and Andrew. He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Spellman, who died in 2001; his parents, Fred and Bea, and a sister, Patricia Ann Spellman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions (time, talent, resources) may be made to the local Boy Scout Troop of your choice. All Scouts, past and present, are encouraged to wear their Scout uniforms. Members of the military are also encouraged to wear their uniforms.

Wallace B. Skene

Wallace Brian Skene, 70, of Roanoke, died Thursday evening, July 28, 2005. Wallace was born in Talladega, Ala., a son of the late Marvin and Ruth Skene. He was raised in Staunton, Va., and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School.

He attended VMI for one year prior to entering the United States Naval Academy in 1953.

Due to an illness, he didn't complete his final year and graduate. He worked for the YMCA in Staunton, Va., taught math at Fishburne Military Academy and worked for the Holiday Inns.

Wallace was a member of Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, the YMCA and Parents Without Partners Organization in Roanoke and Salem.

Surviving are his brother, Marvin M. Skene and wife, Betty D. Skene of Roanoke; his nieces, Alicia Ruckman and husband, John of Roanoke, Ginny Shaw of Lakewood, Colo.; his great-niece, Sarah Szmaja; and numerous cousins in Florida and Canada.

Theodore B. Shultz



Captain Theodore Byers Shultz USN (retired) beloved husband, father, and grandfather and brother passed away unexpectedly in Vienna, Virginia on Saturday, September 14, 2013. He was born on November 27, 1931 in San Pedro, California, a son of the late Rear Admiral John Henry Shultz USN (retired) and Martha Merwin Shultz. As a member of a frequently moving Navy family, he attended schools in Coronado, California; St Croix, US Virgin Islands, Sea Girt, New Jersey; Washington, DC (John Eaton Elementary, Alice Deal Junior High, Woodrow Wilson High); Baltimore (St Paul's Episcopal Boy's School), and graduated from Woodrow Wilson in 1950. He enlisted in the US Naval Reserve, concurrently attending Sullivan's Prep School in Washington, DC before attending the United States Naval Academy, graduating in June 1956. He then went to sea as a surface warfare officer in the Pacific assigned to the PICKAWAY (APA 222); LAMOURE COUNTY (LST 883) as Executive Officer; RENSHAW (DD 499); SOUTHERLAND (DD 743) as Executive Officer; DESRON Fifteen as CSO and Operations Officer; Flag Secretary to Commander Seventh Fleet (VADMs Hyland and Bringle off Viet Nam 2/67 to 7/69); and BARBEY (DE 1088) as Commissioning Captain. He had two shore duty assignments at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Arlington VA, attended the Command and Staff Course and Naval Warfare Course at the Naval War College, Newport RI, and was Aide to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management at the Pentagon. Upon retirement from the Navy, he was the Manager of the Sulgrave Club in Washington DC, and was a staff member at the National Security Industrial Association in Washington DC. Ted was a avid fly fisherman, vegetable gardener, wine connoisseur, and gourmet chef. His love of all things sports, especially Navy and Redskins football, was infectious. He always had a joke to enliven any occasion and enjoyed living life to the fullest.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mona Anderson Shultz; daughters, Laurel Quinn of Cranbury NJ, Stephanie Mills (Christopher) of Highlands Ranch, CO and Andrea Shultz of Washington, DC; son, Theodore R. Shultz (Laura) of Ascot, England; brothers, John M. Shultz (Virginia) of Austin, TX and Robert T. Shultz (Margaret) of Arlington, VA; and seven cherished grandchildren, Annelise, Maria, and Genevieve Quinn; John Henry, Hannah and William Mills; and Max Shultz.

Herbert A. Schick


Herbert Alton Schick of San Mateo, California, Naval Academy Class of 1956, died peacefully in his sleep alongside his beloved wife of nearly 61 years, Carol Lee Schick. Al was born on July 10th, 1933 in San Mateo to his parents Herbert and Maye Schick. On December 28th, 1958 Al and Carol enjoyed a formal Navy marriage at Saint Matthews Episcopal Church in San Mateo. Al is survived by his wife Carol, three children, Gary, David, and Susanna, David Schick's wife Andrea Schick, and their children Stephen, Claire, and Nicholas. Al is also survived by his sister's children Dianne Ingle Farley, Marten, and Xtian Ingle. Al's sister Barbara and her husband John Ingle are deceased.

Al served in the United States Navy on active duty from 1953 until shortly after the birth of his first son, when he chose reserve duty to spend more time with his family and take over his father's metal forge business, Schick Products. He made the company over into Schick Partners, an industrial park, after manufacturing moved abroad.

Robert J. Scanlon


Robert Joseph Scanlon SR passed away at the age of 88 on 11 DEC 2019 due to heart failure. Bob is survived by  their four children, Robert JR (Rita), Patricia (Timothy Yeager), Michael (Jill) and Mark (Regina), and 11 grandchildren. Born in 1931 in Alliance, OH, Bob enlisted in the Navy at age 18 and was accepted into the US Naval Academy in Annapolis two years later and graduated USNA in the Class of 56. Bob married his wife Audrey in 1958 at Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church in Baltimore, MD, and the two of them were stationed around the country while starting their family. He completed his Naval service as a Lieutenant in 1967, and then transitioned to being a civil servant with the Naval Sea Systems Command in Crystal City, VA so that he could raise his family in the DC area; he retired in 1986 in Springfield, VA. After enjoying the first 13 years of retirement together, Audrey, his wife of 41 years, predeceased Bob in 1999 due to pancreatic cancer.

Edward J. Parent


Edward Joseph Parent, 86, of Charleston, husband of 42 years to Ann F Hofbauer, entered into eternal rest on December 13, 2019, surrounded by his wife and friends.

Born on January 24, 1933 in Syracuse, he was a son of the late Edward B. Parent and Helen Leflett Parent.

In 1956, when Ed graduated from the Naval Academy with an Engineering Degree, he was sworn into the Air Force and flew active duty missions as a Navigator, with his brother Michael, who was a pilot in the Air Force. They were both stationed at the Charleston Naval Air Station, in the 1950's, now known as Joint Base Charleston. Ed left active duty Air Force to enter Catholic Seminary in Rochester, NY and Haverhill, MA, where he studied for several years. He was sent as a Parish Priest to Binghamton, NY, where he taught mathematics and coached wrestling and golf. He remained in the NY Air National Guard and was reactivated as a Catholic Chaplain in the USAF. Ed volunteered for Vietnam but was sent to Iceland for a year and later was reassigned to Charleston and retired with rank of Captain and settled in Charleston in 1974. Ed earned his master’s degree in Mathematics from University of Syracuse, Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a MBA from Central Michigan.

Ed was employed at the Charleston Naval Ship Yard, as a Chief Test Engineer for the Submarines, where he took them down to test depth levels, until he retired in 1993, when the shipyard was preparing to close. He then became an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston, where he taught computer science. He also found time to study Aikido and Karate since 1974, under Roy Suenaka, and became a Black Belt Aikido Instructor and founded the College of Charleston Aikido Club.

Ed was a member of and Past Master of Landmark Lodge, a past Grand Lodge Officer, a Knights Templar and was given the JROTC Award. He was a member of American Legion Post 147, the US Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation and a member of the American Society of Engineers, where he received a Certificate of Appreciation. Ed also had a lifelong love for golf and wrestling. He had an unending thirst for knowledge.

Besides his wife, Ed is survived by a brother, Michael G. Parent of Hendersonville, NC; nieces, Alice Lichtenstein and Kathi Garrick; great nephew, Joshua Parent; great nieces, Meredith L. Cone, Melissa L. Lance, Brittany Garrick, Maya Smith, Jennifer Parent and Jessica Parent.

Ed was predeceased by a nephew, John Parent; niece, Laura Parent and a sister-in-law, Judy Parent.

James E. Orange


James Orange was a graduate of the United states Naval Academy, Class of 1956, He was actively involved in tennis for 50 years in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, as a player, coach and tennis club owner. In 2021, he served as tennis coach at Gunston Day School and later as an assistant tennis coach for the Washington College tennis program.

Jim Orange is survived by his daughters, Debra and Brenda, his granddaughter, Taylor, and his wife carol. He is predeceased by his daughter, Diane.

John R. McIntyre, Jr. "Jack"


               Jack McIntyre, Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on August 7, 2019, surrounded by his loving wife of 60 years, Alice, and his children. Jack grew up in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Washington, DC, attended St. Ann's Parish School and then St. John's High School, before attending the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1956.


               Jack was commissioned in the Air Force and began flying as a navigator on heavy transports (C-124s) from Dover AFB. He flew MATS missions to Africa and the Middle East accumulating over 5000 hours flying time. After an assignment to Air Force ROTC duty at Catholic University, he attended Intelligence School in Denver, Colorado. He spent the rest of his military career in Air Force Intelligence, serving at stations around the country, twice in Viet Nam, as well as in Germany. During this period he spent five years with the SR-71 Strategic Recon Program. He reported to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon in 1972. He then was assigned as Squadron Commander of the 9th Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale AFB in 1975.

After a tour in Germany, Jack became Commander of the 548th Reconnaissance Technical Group at Hickam AFB, Hawaii. He earned a number of military awards, medals and citations for his service.          

               Jack retired from the Air Force in June 1986 and worked for GE Aerospace which was sold to Martin Marietta and then merged with Lockheed-Martin.


               Jack met Alice LeVangie at the 1955 Army-Navy game and they married in 1958. They had five children, which was a lot to drag around the country in a station wagon from base to base, yet this made the family close-knit - true to this day. In later years, Jack and Alice traveled extensively and were active in their church community, until Parkinson's Disease stole Jack's mobility. Unsurprisingly, Jack handled Parkinson's every cruelty with humor and dignity, while fighting the disease each step of the way. In the end, Jack, the good and faithful servant, left this life surrounded by love. He is survived by his wife Alice, sons John (Francesca) and Jim (Sarah), daughters Teresa Lent (Steve), Martha Kem (John), daughter-in-law Jennifer McIntyre (son Kevin passed away earlier this year) and fourteen grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Sterling, VA.


Theodore E Lewin

Theodore E Lewin, RADM. We are sad to announce the death of RADM Lewin, 85, of Alexandria, Va., on June 17, 2019, after a brief illness. RADM Lewin was born in Rockland, Maine, the son of Brig Gen Theodore E. and Florida Cooke Lewin. He grew up mostly in Augusta, Maine, attended Cony High School (1951), attended University of South Carolina for one year as a Navy ROTC student and entered the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating with honors in 1956. In 1982,  he completed the Government Executive Program in National and International Security, JFK School of Government, Harvard University.

 He served on one surface ship, USS Thuban (AKA19) and one diesel sub USS Jallo (SS-368), four nuclear Polaris subs: USS George Washington (SSBN-598), USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) (plank owner), USS Henry Clay (SSBN-625) and commanded USS John Marshall (SSBN-611), completing 15 Polaris patrols, six in command. Among his more senior assignments were Deputy Commander Squadron 15 in Guam, Colo., Nuclear Training Unit West Milton, N.Y., and Commander Squadron Two in Groton, Conn. As a one star he commanded Naval Base Seattle; and Director, Strategic Submarine Division in the office of the CNO. With two stars he Commanded Naval Forces, Philippines; and President, Board of Inspection and Survey in Washington, D.C. After 36 years on active duty, he retired in 1992.

 He has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with gold star in lieu of second award, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), the Humanitarian Service Medal (two awards), the National Defense Service Medal (three awards), the Sea Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (three awards), and the Republic of Philippines Legion of Honor Medal in the degree of Commander.

 After retirement, he worked in the nuclear power field for Sonalyst, an employee owned professional services business.

 In 1999, the family built a camp on Lake Damariscotta, Maine, where they made cherished friends and enjoyed life from June to September. For 20 years they spent January to April at Countryside Golf and CC in Naples, Fla., where they also made cherished friends. Ted and Jan made eight trips to Europe with three other USNA 1956 couples. Due to the fortunate South Pacific duties, Ted became an expert shell collector. He was a many-year season ticket holder to the Washington Opera, the USNA football games, and a lover of the Redskins. Every day he read the Washington Post from cover to cover starting with the Sports Section. He loved to tell and hear stories and jokes. His many friends will miss them.

 He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Janet Graywacz Lewin, his son, Michael Lewin, his wife, Pam Kruh, and grandchildren Zachary, Samuel and Etta Lewin of Connecticut; nephews Mark and Peter Morris (Maryland); grandniece, Hannah Morris (Maryland); grandnephews Parker and Jarrett Hennessy (Thomaston, Maine).

 In 2014, he was predeceased by his son, Charles W. Lewin. Also predeceasing him, his sisters, Sylvia Morris (Maryland) and Cynthia Hennessey (Maine).


Lloyd B. Kriner


Lloyd B. Kriner died on April 22, 2020


Philip D. Isaac


Philip D. Isaac died on February 26, 2015. 

Isaac, Philip D. "Phil"
Phil served as a naval aviator until 1963. He attended law school at the University of San Diego, graduating in 1967.
He was admitted to the California Bar in 1968. He was Project Director and Chief Counsel for the Legal Aid Society of
San Diego from 1969-1973. Phil moved to Micronesia. He was Assistant Attorney General, Republic of Palau, 1984 to
19 7, and Attorney General from 1987 to 1989. He moved to Guam where he is a member of the law firm of Carlsmith,
Ball, Wichman, Case and Ichiki. He practices in the areas of Public Utilities Regulation, Admiralty and Maritime Law,
Commercial Real Estate Development, and Commercial Litigation. Phil is a member of the Bar in California, Guam,
and the Republic of Palau. He is a member of the Navy League of the US and served as President of the Guam Council
of the avy League for 1994 and 1995.
Ishol, Lyle M. and Jane
Eleven years active, 16 reserves, graduate school, and a position at what is now Coastal Systems Station
Isaac, Philip D. "Phil"
Phil served as a naval aviator until 1963. He attended law school at the University of San Diego, graduating in 1967.
He was admitted to the California Bar in 1968. He was Project Director and Chief Counsel for the Legal Aid Society of
San Diego from 1969-1973. Phil moved to Micronesia. He was Assistant Attorney General, Republic of Palau, 1984 to
19 7, and Attorney General from 1987 to 1989. He moved to Guam where he is a member of the law firm of Carlsmith,
Ball, Wichman, Case and Ichiki. He practices in the areas of Public Utilities Regulation, Admiralty and Maritime Law,
Commercial Real Estate Development, and Commercial Litigation. Phil is a member of the Bar in California, Guam,
and the Republic of Palau. He is a member of the Navy League of the US and served as President of the Guam Council
of the avy League for 1994 and 1995.
Ishol, Lyle M. and Jane
Eleven years active, 16 reserves, graduate school, and a position at what is now Coastal Systems Station

Oskar R. Huber


 Oskar R. Huber passed away Thursday December 15, 2011. He was 78. Born on October 15, 1933 in Philadelphia to  the late Oskar T. Huber and the late Marie (nee Ziegler) Huber. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Doris (nee Bluthardt) Huber and their 4 sons, Oskar R (Meg), Ronald W (Bell), Donald C (Linda) , Glenn G (Helen), 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Emma Hafner, Harry Huber and Beth Patton.

Oskar was the President of Oskar Huber Furniture and grew the business to 3 stores. He was a past member of the Board of Managers at the Masonic Home of Lafayette Hill, President of the Masonic Home Board from 1983 to 1991 and former President of the Masonic Veterans of Pennsyl-vania. A life member of LuLu Temple Shrine and Past Potentate, he was also a life member of the US Naval Academy Association and the Joseph H Brown Lodge F&AM #751. Oskar was the former Director of Cheltenham Federal Savings & Loan, past Chairman of the Board at Prime Savings Bank and Vice Chairman of Board of Governors from 1986 through '91 at Shriners Hospital Phila. Unit and also Chaplain of the Imperial Shrine from 1991-92.

Fred N. Hopewell

Fred Nyland Hopewell of Florence died October 23, 2016 at McLeod Hospice House after an extended illness. The son of Harry Stanley Hopewell and Ruby Nye Hopewell, he was born on January 19, 1933 at home in Gloucester, Virginia. He attended Staunton Military Academy in Virginia, the beginning of a long military career. While serving in the Marine Corps, Fred was accepted to the United States Naval Academy from which he graduated in 1956. He joined the Air Force after graduation and served as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigation (AFOSI) which led to assignments in Charleston, South Carolina, Ohio, and Wiesbaden, Germany. He had a two-year tour at Cape Canaveral, Florida and two assignments at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. During his first tour at the Academy he was an Instructor and Training Director. Fred also coached JV Baseball and enjoyed skiing, hunting and fishing throughout Colorado.

Fred served a year in Vietnam in 1970 - 1971 with the Joint Personnel Recovery Center which was tasked with developing intelligence on the location of POWs and then trying where possible to rescue them. During his second tour at the Air Force Academy he was the Director of the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) program and also earned a Master's Degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He then served as Commander of the Air Force ROTC Detachment at Utah State University. He was the Commander of AFOSI, District 4, at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland and then served as the Director of Training for the AFOSI Training Academy at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. He retired as a Colonel in 1984.

Immediately after his military retirement Fred began his second career with Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. He worked in the fields of security and corporate ethics and retired as the Security Director in 2007.

Fred and his wife Susan Tilton Hopewell moved to Florence in 2009. He was predeceased by his parents and his younger brother John Stanley Hopewell, of Richmond, Virginia. He is survived by his wife Susan Tilton Hopewell of Florence and his four children: Michael Stanley Hopewell (Beth) of Florence; Kimberly Hopewell Velasquez of Florence; Patrick Dean Hopewell (Jenna) of Orlando, Florida; and Paige Hopewell Whitaker (Justin) of Columbia. Fred is also survived by five grandchildren: Philip Lewis Hopewell and Hannah Kathryn Hopewell, both of Columbia; Ryan Nyland Velasquez and Danielle Hope Velasquez, both of Florence; and Abbey Lynn Velasquez of Columbia. He is also survived by a nephew, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Peter Housel Hopewell (Liz) of Annandale, Virginia.

Henry W. Friedel


Henry "Hank" W. Friedel, Jr., 88, of Solomons, Maryland, suddenly passed away on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at Calvert Memorial Hospital in southern Maryland. He was the son of Henry W. Friedel, Sr. and Evelyn "Eva" (Garrahan) Friedel. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Joan A. (Gildea) Friedel; daughter Sue (Chuck) Muller; granddaughters Kristie (Corey) Stilton, Stephanie Muller, and Kimberly Muller; and two great-grandchildren Eva Kate and Jackson Lane Stilton.

Henry was preceded in death by his two sisters, Doris Friedel Bradley (Daniel) and Carol Friedel Boyd (Bill).

Henry was born on July 27, 1931 in Cohoes, New York. Henry graduated from Cohoes High School in 1949. He earned a fleet appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis and graduated on June 1, 1956. Nine days later, he married the love of his life, Joan. In 1959, they welcomed their daughter, Sue. After completing his service, they settled in Glenn Dale, Maryland. He spent the majority of his career working as a steel industry administrator. He was an honored and recognized Mason for 65 years, belonging to the Evening Star #75 in Latham, NY.

Bob Lawrence Francis 

Bob Lawrence Francis. Colonel (USAF) Retired Ever proud of his New Mexico heritage, Bob was born in Tucumcari in 1932 to Genevieve Henry and Miller Francis. The untimely death of his father shortly after his birth, left his Mother with the task of raising both him and his only sister, Bettie Vi. His Mother’s work moved them to Santa Fe before he started school, and there he attended Wood-Gormley Elementary and Leah Harvey Jr. High before entering Santa Fe High School with the class of 1950.

After one year at SFHS, his sister's severe illness made necessary a family move to El Paso, Texas where her treatment was available, and where Bob attended and graduated from Austin High School in 1950. The Korean War started in July 1950, and after a very short period at the University of New Mexico, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1951. After Boot Camp, he was assigned to the Navy Electronics “C” school at Treasure Island, California. While there, he was nominated to the United States Naval Academy, and sent to Prep School in Maryland where he arrived just one day prior to the entrance exams. Success there led to an appointment to the USNA as a member of the class of 1956.

Graduating with a degree in engineering, he, along with many other USNA and West Point graduates, were commissioned as Second Lieutenants, and Regular officers, in the recently created U.S. Air Force (formerly the U.S. Army Air Corps). The very next day he married Martha Grace Turrell, and together they had three sons, Lawrence (Larry), Miller, and James (Jim). Both the oldest and the youngest sons preceded him in death. After 34 years, that marriage was dissolved in 1991.

His Air Force career was comprised of flying school, and two line assignments, both of which consisted of hours and hours of boring times, occasionally interspersed by a few moments of real excitement. He was able to log time in both reciprocating and jet engine aircraft. A couple of tours of duty at the Pentagon earned him staff time, as well as the opportunity to fly VIPs to many interesting places. He also had a tour in Saudi Arabia. The Air Force sent him to the Harvard Business School where he received a Masters Degree, and because he had done so well, upon his graduation, the Air Force sent him to Viet Nam where he flew ‘Scatback’ film recovery missions all over Southeast Asia.

After his flying days were done, he had many leadership and command opportunities, including: Commander of the first squadron of T-43s, (i.e., Boeing737s), Commander, Patrick AFB, Florida, and in Albuquerque as Commander Air Force Weapons Laboratory, and Commander of the first Air Force Space Technology Center. To him, the highlight of all of these tours was when he was made an Honorary Chief Master Sergeant.

After retiring from the Air Force in 1984, he both worked and taught Real Estate, worked for Northrop, and helped to form the nucleus of PACA, the Professional Aerospace Contractors Association. He also served on the Board of the Kirtland Federal Credit Union.

In 1993, he married Bettye Rae, and they have recently celebrated their 25th anniversary.

1. Bob has authored this, his own obituary. Also, at his request, he was cremated, and there will be no memorial service. He ask that all who knew him have good thoughts and a Great Day.

Raymond J. Fleming


Raymond Joseph Fleming, age 86, formerly of Tipp City, OH passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Born March 19, 1933 in Merrill, MI to Clarence and Frances {Hatzenbuehler} Fleming.

He is preceded in death by his parents and 5 brothers and sisters. Raymond is survived by his children, Cathey (John) Coleman, Indiana, Cindy (Tom) Gleeson, North Carolina, Brad (Julie) Fleming, Cincinnati, Ohio, Brian (Christina) Fleming, Indiana and Lynne McCargish, Eaton, OH along with 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 8 brothers and sisters.

Raymond was a graduate of Annapolis Naval Academy and proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a retired as a professor from Edison State Community College. Raymond enjoyed singing and gardening. Raymond was described as a protector by all his caregivers. As his final selfless act, Raymond donated his body to Wright State University.


Peirce G. Ferriter

Peirce George Ferriter was born to Rear Admiral Charles A Ferriter and Ann (Flanigan) Ferriter on May 11, 1933. Few among us have lived as active or as purposeful a life as Peirce. He was a man of many gifts, rare wit, keen perception, mathematical skill, and extraordinary physical ability. Peirce grew up in a military family, graduated from the United States Naval Academy class of 1956, and served in the United States Air Force as a Missile Officer during the sternest years of the Cold War. Following his military service, Peirce worked at the Applied Physics Lab in Maryland before settling in the St. Petersburg area. Peirce raised three wonderful daughters, and had a long career as an engineer working for Honeywell Aerospace. Peirce sustained a lifelong passion for the sea, and sailing, frequenting both Gulf and Atlantic waters. Always an athlete, Peirce trained himself as an endurance runner and is remembered as such by the running community. He completed many Ironman Triathlons in Hawaii, a double Ironman Triathlon in Huntsville, AL, and participated in the Western States 100 mile run as well as many other marathons and triathlons, once completing the Boston Marathon in under 3 hours. His track history included the famous 6 Day Endurance Race, where he ran over 400 miles. Later in life, with no formal training Peirce demonstrated great talent as a landscape painter. His magnificent paintings are treasured by his family. Preceded in death by his brothers Charlie and Jack, he is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Sylvia, three daughters, Kate, Susan and Amy, brothers Nicholas and George, his sister Sue, and two step children, Jerry and Dawna. Peirce was an extraordinary person. He will never be forgotten by those who knew him. Ave Atque Vale. There will be no services at this time by his request.

James P. Eri



L t. Col. (Ret.) James "Jim" Peter Eri, 86, formerly of Merritt Island, Florida, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 at his daughter's home. Jim was born on June 29, 1933, in Ward County, North Dakota, to the late Peter and Ida Olava Severinson Eri. Jim graduated from the Naval Academy in 1956, then went on to serve for 24 years in the United States Air Force, earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and served two tours in Vietnam. After retiring from the Air Force, he worked as an engineer on the launch team at the Kennedy Space Center for 24 years. Jim was an Elder at Faith Lutheran Church in Merritt Island, FL, served Meals on Wheels for over 10 years, and served on the Brevard County Chamber of Commerce. He was a selfless and humble man, never meeting a stranger and often sharing his love for peppermints with people he met. Jim loved sports, especially the Boston Red Sox, Washington Redskins, and Navy football. He also coached at the Boys and Girls Club of Camp Springs, MD, always getting the most out of his players. Jim will always be remembered as someone who loved his family, country, and his Lord. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Gordon Eri. Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Ann Pecore Eri, of Bermuda Run, NC; four children, Michelle Eri Halpin (William "Bill" T., Jr.) of Tampa, FL; Judith Lynn Kamm (William "Ben") of Edgewater, MD, Erin Elizabeth Anderson (Christopher "Chris" W.) of Mocksville, NC, and James Michael Eri (Heidi Lorne) of Oviedo, FL; seven grandchildren, Troy Halpin, Alie Kamm, Will Kamm, Taylor Anderson, M.D., Sarah Anderson, Alyssa Eri, and Jay Eri; and his special dog, "Silly Lily from Piccadilly." A graveside service will be conducted in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for the Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Road #250, Charlotte, NC 28209. Online condolences may be made at . Cemetery Details Arlington National Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, VA, 22211


Forrest W. Crone


Forrest Crone, age 87, passed away on August 14, 2019 after a short illness.

 Forrest was born in Belvidere Illinois April 18, 1932 to parents Jesse and Mae Crone. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in 1956 as an officer. Forrest served his country from 1956 through 1978. He did two tours of service in Vietnam as a helicopter squadron commander. Lieutenant Colonel Forrest Crone was a proud Marine.  After retirement Forrest was a consultant in the aviation industry.

 Forrest married Betty Horton in 1956; their son Forrest Crone Jr was born in 1961. In 1985 he married Anne Towne. They lived in North Carolina before moving back to Wisconsin 15 years ago. Forrest enjoyed drawing, making models and wood carvings, reading, and spending time with grandchildren. He and Anne loved traveling and took several trips abroad. Forrest was proud to claim that he traveled to all 50 states and 41 countries. He had a love for his dogs; they always brought a smile to his face.

 Forrest is proceeded in death by his parents Jesse and Mae and three siblings Robert, Jim and Doris.

 Forrest is survived by his wife Anne, his son Forrest Crone Jr, his step children Andy Towne, Larry Towne (Barb Carlson Towne), Dan Towne (Mary Liz Towne) and grandchildren Lindsey Crone, Forrest Crone III, Wilson Towne, Sam Towne, Ryan Towne and Emily Haubenschild (Perry).

 Memorial services for Forrest will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Touchmark on West Prospect in the Touchmark Chapel, 2601 Touchmark Drive, Appleton with Rev. Dan Thews officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until the hour of service. Internment will be at the US Naval Academy at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the VA Medical  Center and the Fox Valley Humane Society.

Charles W. Corkins


Charles Wesley Corkins, Jr., age 85, went to be with his Savior, December 17, 2019, at approximately 8 p.m. He was at home surrounded by family and friends. "Chuck" was born in Pensacola, Florida, on September 26, 1934, to Charles Wesley Corkins, Sr. and Bertha Mae (Smith) Corkins. He married his love, Madalyn Adams on August 11, 1984, in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.

Chuck graduated from The Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in 1956 with a bachelor’s degree in Science. He graduated from Naval Aviation School in Pensacola, Fl in 1957. He then graduated from Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA in the 1960's with a master’s degree in Engineering. Chuck also received a bachelor’s degree in Education from The University of West Florida in 1980.

Chuck served in the United States Navy from 1956-1980. He retired at rank of Commander. While serving, he was awarded several Commendations including The National Defense Medal with Bronze Star and The Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star.

From 1980 - 1985 Chuck taught Math at Laurel Hill School. He then transferred to Choctawhatchee High School, where he continued to teach until he retired in 1997. Chuck was also President of Auburn Water from 1989 to 1995.

Chuck loved to collect coins, play board games and serve on Mission Trips with his Church Family. Mission trips include Venezuela, Ireland, Germany, Czech Republic, Argentina and France.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife Madalyn D. Corkins; Children, Kimber Sleeper; Lisa Johnson; Cheri Pippins and husband Joseph; Christy English and husband Mark; Diane Hurst and husband Michael. Grandchildren, Kori and Alex Johnson; Martin Sleeper; Sarah Morrell; Matthew and Natalie Pippins; Grace and Elijah English; Dylan, Bailey and Wesley Hurst and Great Grand Child, John Edwards Pippins.

Chuck is preceded in death by his parents Charles Wesley Corkins, Sr. and Bertha Mae (Smith) Corkins; one granddaughter Hannah Faith English and one Great Granddaughter Priscilla June Morrell.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Lifepoint Church, beginning at 12:00 p.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Officiants will be Mark English, Donnie Cadenhead, and Michael Lugones. Committal services will follow at Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery in Crestview.

James Lee "Jim" Cooper.

James was born in Lincoln, NE on March 26, 1935, son of the late Clarence and Hazel Cooper. He married Barbara Sue Cooper (Bode), February 23, 1957, in Ogallala, NE. Jim earned his Engineering Degree from the US Naval Academy in 1956, was an active duty Naval Aviator from 1957-1960, and a reserve duty Naval Aviator from 1960-1970. Jim worked as an Engineer with The Boeing Company from 1960-1962, and as an Engineer with NASA from 1962-1979. He created a software development company and consulted with Congressional offices until he retired in 1983.

Along with his wife, Sue, Jim is survived by daughters; Christine C. Winberry (John) of Goodman MO, Cynthia C. Stinson (Mark) of Clifton VA, and Cathryn C. Shaw (Drake) of Boyce VA; four grandchildren; Jill C. Stinson, Lee A. Stinson, Ryan C. Shaw (Lindsay), and Grant B. Shaw (Caitlin); and four great grandchildren; Cooper Ellis, Eowyn Shaw, Axel Shaw, and Emersyn Shaw. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dr. George Cooper.

The funeral service will be held at a later date in the chapel at The Village at Orchard Ridge.

James Mansfield Clark

James Mansfield Clark , Born in Ashland, Ohio, to Noreen and Howard Clark, Jim graduated from U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, on June 1, 1956. He married Suzanne Gunn (also from Ashland) the very next day in St. Andrew's Chapel at the academy.


Jim and Suzy enjoyed the summer together sightseeing the continental U.S. before settling in Long Beach, CA where Jim's first ship, the Worchester was home ported. Jim was assigned to the engineering department during the 2 years aboard. Jim was sent to Nuclear Power School in Idaho and worked until completion on the first dual reactor. Ordered to the Murray in Norfolk as Operations Manager, his ship chased submarines as a part of Task Force Alpha 1960-1961, cruised to Richmond, Virginia and up the St. Lawrence to Quebec twice. Jim and Suzy had a house in Virginia Beach. Lt Clark was ordered to post graduate school in Monterey where he gained another degree…this time in Electrical Engineering. Nuclear Weapons School in 1964 led to reassignment as Missile Officer of the Bainbridge - attaining Weapons Officer by December. About that time, the ship's doctor diagnosed diseases in Jim for which there was no cure. Jim continued his tasks and remained with us until his death at age 86. Jim was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in early 1967 and was deployed to Vietnam. Jim enjoyed a tour of duty in Washington, D.C., Terrier Fire Control System, with Suzy.


January 1970, the Clarks moved to California so Jim could take over the Combat Systems Dept. at NSWSES, Port Hueneme. They bought a house on a channel in Ventura that would be their forever home! Jim retired from the Navy in 1976 - the head of three departments, including the largest. During retirement, Jim entered the real estate profession with Merrill Lynch Realty and in 1981 founded his own firm, Tugboat Realty, and was president of Harbortown Realty.


The Clark's enjoyed cruising and sport fishing as members of Ventura Yacht Club, acting as Commodore in 1985, and SCYA Commodore in 1992. They attended Trinity Lutheran Church, Ventura, since 1970.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Noreen and Howard Clark; brothers, Peter Clark, in 2007 and Jesse Clark; his wife of 56 years, Suzanne (Gunn) in 2012.


He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, David and Gretchen Clark of Scottsdale, Arizona; sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Norm Vinson of Bonsall, California.


Ted Mayr Funeral Home has coordinated efforts for Jim to join Suzy in eternal rest in their home town of Ashland, Ohio.

Harry Edward Hicks, (13)

Harry Edward Hicks, (13), age 83, passed away peacefully on June 17th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Mesquite, Nevada. He was born on September 9, 1933, in Sumas, Washington, to Harry Mitchell “Bud” and Thelma Green Hicks. 

From the time he was age 6, he was raised by his father and Elizabeth Hicks in Reno, Nevada. He attended St. Thomas Elementary School in Reno and was a member of the second graduating class of Manogue High School, then located in Sparks, NV. On July 6, 1956, he married his sweetheart, Jayne Williams, in Virginia City. Harry graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1956 and then served his country as a Navy pilot.  Upon honorable discharge, he attended law school and became a lawyer in Orange County, CA. He and Jayne raised their family in Fountain Valley, CA. They moved to Anaheim Hills, CA, and then later to Rancho Mirage, CA.  Finally they settled in Mesquite, Nevada, where they have resided for the past ten years.   Harry enjoyed spending his time with his family and the company of good friends; he also enjoyed reading, gardening, golfing, playing and teaching bridge.

Survivors include his wife, Jayne, of Mesquite; two sons: Brett Hicks of Laguna Hills, CA; Brian (Mary) Hicks of Trabuco Canyon, CA; daughter, Jill Shepherd of Boston, MA; three granddaughters: April (Anthony) Tefel; Lauren (Blake) O’Neill, and Caitlin Shepherd;  and one great-grandson, Nolan Tefel; sister, Carolyn (Harlan) Fricke of Reno, NV, and one brother, John (Wanda) Laguna Niguel, CA. He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Aiken.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Animal Foundation of Nevada, 655 North Mojave Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Captain James “Smitty” William Smith (21)

Captain James “Smitty” William Smith (21) USNR (Ret.)  died of natural causes at Hilton Head Island, S.C., on March 28, 2017. He was 83 years old.A native of Washington, D.C., attended St. John’s College HS and Bullis Preparatory prior to receiving his appointment to the Naval Academy. He played Varsity baseball and graduated in 1956 as a member of the 21st Company.

Upon graduation, Jim married Charlotte Calvert Wilton and reported to USS Bayfield (APA-33)San Diego. He attended submarine school at New London and then reported to USS Cubera (SS-347), receiving his promotion to Lieutenant (jg). Qualifying for submarines December 1958 and was promoted to Lieutenant in June 1960.

Jim was ordered to USS Redfin (SS- 272) August 1960 and to FBM Navigation School in August 1961. Upon graduation, he reported to USS John Marshall (SSBN 611) as Navigator. He completed construction, shakedown and DASO of the John Marshall, then deployed on the submarine’s maiden patrol December 1962. In September 1963, Jim resigned from active duty and accepted a reserve commission.

Jim and Charlotte settled in Potomac, Maryland where he began employment with Vitro Laboratories as a Systems Engineer. In 1966 he accepted the role of Director, Government Programs Development for Nuclear Utilities Company. In 1971 he moved to Bradford National Corporation as Manager of Defense Programs. In 1979 Jim retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Captain.

Bradford Systems was sold to McDonald Douglas and Jim became the Director Defense Systems. After 11 years Jim accepted an offer of Senior Vice President at Applied Management Sciences (AMS) and named to the Board of Directors in 1984.  AMS was sold to Aspen Systems where Jim worked until retiring in March of 1996.

Jim’s passion was baseball, he dedicated himself to coaching the young men of Montgomery County for over 25years, becoming President for both the Wheaton Boys’ Club and Montgomery County Baseball Association.  In 1995 he was awarded the MCBA lifetime achievement award for his service.

Jim and Charlotte retired to Hilton Head Island where he reconnected with classmates and served on the Board of the HHI Navy League.  He was a 2 term president, as well as Regional representative to the National Navy League.

Jim is survived by his children Charlotte, Mary, Jim and Tom; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Memorial Mass will be held on July 5th at the Naval Academy Chapel at 10:00 and military honors will be provided.

Russell Henry Burt (22)

Russell Henry Burt, (22) 85, Lt. Commander, Retired, US Navy, passed away May 20, 2017. Russ was born in Medford, Massachusetts, the son of Ralph Henry Burt and Lillian Manson Burt. He grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts, and was a graduate of Wilbraham Academy. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, New York. Russ graduated from the United States Naval Academy, class of 1956. Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, he qualified as a submarine officer. Russ then received post-graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received the degrees of Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Naval Engineering. After completing more than twenty years of active duty in the Navy, Russ retired, and launched his own business, Burt, Howell and Associates-- Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.


Russ loved collecting, He was passionate about anything Mercedes Benz, and collected die-cast models, books, and Mercedes memorabilia. He also loved to travel with his wife, Hunter, visiting The British Isles, Western Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, several Mediterranean countries, Greece, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. They enjoyed cruising and land tours.


Russ is survived by his wife of 34 years, Hunter Joyce Burt; two daughters, Elizabeth Cordell of Brentwood, TN , and Cathy Burt of Venice, FL; two sons, Richard Burt of McLean, VA and Thomas Burt and his wife Kim, of Great Falls, VA; two grandchildren , Tyler Cordell of Orlando, FL and Chelsey Cordell of Brentwood, TN.


A chapel service will be conducted at 2:30 PM, Thursday, May 25, 2017 at H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Laskin Road Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service (1:30 2:30 PM). The burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered to the family at


Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 23, 2017

Harold Duane Barnhart (19)


Harold Duane Barnhart,(19) , Commander USN (Ret.), 85, passed away on 12 March 2017.Born in Wagner, SD, on 22 December 1931, he was one of eight children. He graduated from Norfolk High School (Nebraska) in 1950, enlisted in the Navy attended the Naval Academy Prep School. As a midshipman at the Naval Academy, Duane was an avid sailor and long distance runner. He graduated in 1956 as a member of the 19th Company. Duane then attended flight training and certified in the A-4 Skyhawk (AKA "Scooter"). He served with A-4 squadrons aboard Bon Homme Richard, Constellation, Coral Sea and Ranger. This included three 7th Fleet deployments to Vietnam, where he flew over 200 combat missions. For his action in Vietnam, Duane received the Navy Commendation Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Medal, amongst others. For heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions on 18 September 1967, where he faced heavy enemy anti-aircraft artillery and surface-to-air missile defenses while making a dive bombing run on a bridge in the port city of Haiphong, North Vietnam. Following his return from combat duties, Duane met Minerva Arcilla at a 1969 Tailhook convention in Las Vegas. After a three-year courtship, they married on Treasure Island near San Francisco in March 1972. Duty locations included California, Washington state, Japan and the Philippines. Duane's last sea duty was aboard Enterprise, after which he retired from Pearl Harbor, HI, in December 1981. In 1983, following retirement, 11 years of marriage and at the age of 52, Duane and Minerva welcomed their only child, Gigi, into the world. Duane took great pride and joy in raising Gigi as a stay at home dad. He drove Gigi to and from school and other extra-curricular activities, including ballet and violin lessons, and he shared his joy of sailing, flying, skiing, surfing and hiking. An avid reader and debater, Duane was also an active member of the Toastmasters Club in Hawaii and the family sang in the church choir for 20 years. After living in Hawaii for 30 years, Duane and Minerva moved to Northern Virginia in 2009 to be closer to Gigi and Peter (son-in-law), who are both military officers. In 2012, they welcomed their first grandchild, Jonathan Rey. Duane loved and served God, country and his family. He displayed honor, courage and commitment in all aspects of his life, and will be remembered always.

Ernest W. James (12)


Lieutenant Commander Ernest W. James, (12) USN (Ret.) passed away peacefully on 25 March 2017 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL following a short, hard-fought battle with cancer. 

“Ernie” was born in New York, New York, on 21 July 1931.  After graduation from the USNA, Ernie received orders to flight training, followed by a tour with Fighter Squadron 33. Ernie subsequently attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, earning a degree in Aeronautical Engineering.  Following graduation Ernie served two tours at the Intermediate Maintenance Activity, Naval Air Station, Atsugi, Japan as the  their Aviation Joint Power Plants and Material Officer.  He was then assigned to Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 130, during which he made two cruises to Vietnam, including one spent ashore at Danang.  While in Danang, Ernie was temporarily assigned to VAO-135 and was instrumental in the formation of its first maintenance department.  After leaving VAQ-135, Ernie was assigned to Chief, Naval Air Advanced Training Command Staff as Aviation Maintenance Engineer, Planning. During this tour, he was a member of the Naval Air Systems Command committee which re-wrote the OpNav 4790 maintenance manual. He was then assigned to NAS Moffitt Field, California, as Quality Control Officer.  Ernie retired on July 1, 1976.

Following his retirement, Ernie entered St. Louis University Law School on August 26, 1976, and graduated on May 26, 1979.  Ernie was hired as the Manager, Safety and Loss Control by the Bi-State Development Agency, the metropolitan St. Louis transportation system where he later moved on to fill the newly-created position of Manager, Claims and Litigation where he was responsible for all legal matters related to property damage and bodily injury claims against the Agency.  Leaving Bi-State, Ernie “hung his own shingle” establishing the law firm of James & Trakas in St. Louis, MO.  Following the death of his partner, Ernie subsequently became a partner in the law firm of Stuart, Maue, Mitchell & James in St. Louis.

Pedeceased by his parents, Ernest and Lola, nee Clancy James; and his son, William “Bill” Bartsch; Ernie is survived by his wife, Jane Ann James, nee Gallagher; six children, fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 

A Memorial Mass was celebrated at the Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, IL on April 1, 2017.  Ernie will be buried with full military honors at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.  

Captain Everett W. "Hoot" Foote, (12)


Captain Everett W. "Hoot" Foote, (12), 86, a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, died peacefully of natural causes at Westminster-Canterbury Retirement Community on April 6.

Everett spent his childhood in Akron, Ohio before attending the U.S. Naval Academy and graduating with the Class of 1956. He went on to earn his Wings of Gold as a Naval Aviator and, over 36 years of active duty, wound up accumulating more than 4,200 flight hours in 46 models of aircraft and logged 848 arrested landing. He also flew 167 combat missions over North Vietnam during three combat deployments.

Everett had command four times during his Navy career: VA-75, Carrier Air Wing 8, USS El Paso, and Amphibious Squadron 6. His personal awards included three Distinguished Flying Crosses, 15 Air Medals, and a Bronze Star.

Following his retirement, Everett worked as the tech rep for the LCAC program at NAB Little Creek. He was an active member of the congregation at First Presbyterian Church and an avid golfer.

Everett was preceded in death by Laura Withers Foote, his wife of 53 years. He is survived by his two daughters, Carrie Carroll of Annapolis, Md. and Elizabeth Foote of Solomon's Island, Maryland, and four grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 9, 2017

Charles Earl Knettles, (17)


Lt. Colonel Charles (Chuck) Earl Knettles, (17) 84, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 30, 2017, after a courageous fight against Alzheimer's. Chuck was born in Los Angeles, California on April 20, 1932, to Earl Dudley Knettles and Margery Lily (Gosden) Knettles. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy, he married his beautiful high school sweetheart Carol Ruth Yates on May 18, 1957. Chuck went on to serve as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps, serving one tour in Vietnam. He and Carol raised their three children in Kailua, Hawaii, where he enjoyed his passion for sailing, flying, and family time. Family was everything to Chuck.

 Chuck is survived by his wife Carol Ruth (Yates) Knettles of Locust Grove Va.; son Steven Charles of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; daughter Cynthia Geracoulis of Locust Grove, Va.; son John Christopher of Kuwait City, and (calabash daughter) Dana Marie Story of Houston, Texas.

 He was a beloved Grandfather to Hailey Kathleen Knettles, Zachary Steven Knettles, Andrew Charles Geracoulis, Anna Natalya Geracoulis, Rory Caroline Knettles, Benjamin Keone Knettles, Jaxson Kai Knettles, Alexandra Marie and Raye Elaine Story.

 He is also survived by his sister, Carole Anne (Knettles) East, of Reedley, Calif.; brother-in-law, Roger William Yates (Carole) of Bakersfield, Calif.; and nieces Heather Alemania, Kelly Riebesell, and Sally Yates. Cousins Larry and Patricia Rovetti of Simi Valley, Calif.; Diane St.John of Vancouver, BC; and nephews Jeffrey East (Pat), Daniel East, Andrew East, Thomas East (Renee), and Jim East (deceased Heidi), all of Reedley, Calif. Cousins Suzanne Fults (Greg) of Hawaii; Robert Rovetti of Los Angeles, Calif. and Gina Romo of California.  He is preceded in death by cousins, Joan (DeGrasse) Oelke, Herb Oelke, James Rovetti, and his brother-in-law Roger East.

 Military Funeral Honors will be rendered at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017, at Quantico National Cemetery. (Quantico Station, 18424 Joplin Rd, Triangle, VA 22172). In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Alzheimer's Association at 

Frederick William Louis Simmel, Jr.


The Reverend Frederick William Louis Simmel, Jr. of Sunset Beach, NC entered the Church Triumphant when he died peacefully at the age of 84 on April 9, 2017 at Autumn Care of Shallotte, NC.

The Rev. Simmel was born on March 3, 1933 in Rahway, NJ to the late Frederick and Caroline (Ritterbusch) Simmel. He graduated from Linden High School in 1951, he then moved onto Bullis Preparatory School in Silver Spring, MD, and continued on to The U.S. Naval Academy where he served from 1952-1955. In 1958, he graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Minor in Education.

The Rev. Simmel answered his call to serve Our Lord and received his Divinity Degree in 1961 from Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary. For 55 plus years, The Rev. Simmel served parishes mainly in PA, MD, and WV. He also served as Chaplain of the Breezewood Trucker/Traveler Chaplaincy and as the Prison Chaplain of the Franklin County Prison in Chambersburg, PA.

Upon retirement in 1996, The Rev. Simmel and his beloved wife, Kathryn, moved to Ocean Isle Beach area of NC. He served several churches in The North Carolina Synod as a Supply and Interim Pastor and he also served as The Executive Director of Providence Home in Bolivia, NC. The Rev. Simmel was most proud of his employment with Comfort Keeper in North Myrtle Beach. Where in 2004, he received The Caregiver of The Year Award. The Rev. Simmel also dedicated nearly 20 years, portraying Santa Claus for day cares, nursing homes, truck stops, and several retail venues. He donated all of his proceeds to the Alzheimer's Association.

In addition to his parents, The Rev. Simmel was preceded in death by his wife, Charleen (Fischerkeller), and two sisters, Janet, and Adeline. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 plus years, Kathryn Simmel, and six children: Jon-Frederick Simmel, (Deborah), of Chapin, SC., Kimberly Ivol, (Steve), of Weirton WV, Karry Simmel, (Lori Brenzo, family friend) of Beaver Falls, PA., Kirk Simmel Sr., (Ruth), of Thurmont, MD, Klint Simmel, (Tracy), Holt MI, and James Javens, (Katie), of Sanford, NC. The Rev. Simmel proudly cherished his 12 grandchildren: Caroline, Jon-Christian, Morgan, Karra Smith, (Terrell), Karmen, E-5 of the United States Navy, Keshia, Kirk Jr., Kaitlynn, Kennedy, Karley,Kylie and Mattie. The Rev. Simmel was also blessed with five great-grandchildren, Killian, Kelby, Kassidy, Kooper, and Kamree.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be conducted at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Ocean Isle Beach, NC on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Henry B. Rehder officiating. Memorials may be designated to St. Luke Lutheran Church 5869 Ocean Highway West, Ocean Isle, NC 28469. White Funeral Home and Cremation Service, NC will be serving the family. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to The Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Autumn Care of Shallotte, NC for their excellent care that was provided for The Rev. Simmel during his residence.

Douglas C. Osgood, (3)

Douglas C. Osgood, (3), LCDR (Ret.) Passed away on 22 March 2017 in Dayton, OH of cancer. He was 84 years old. Doug was born on 6 July 1932 to Henry and Margarite (de Braga) Osgood in Fallon, NV. Upon graduating from Churchill County High School 1950, he attended St. Mary's College of CA before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. During his enlistment he received a congressional appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. He graduated with the Class of 1956 on 1 June 1956 as a member of the Third Company. On 2 June 1956, he married his wife Ann (Dougherty).Upon graduation, Doug made the Navy Supply Corps his home, serving successively on the USS Norfolk; USS Eugene A Greene; USMC Air Station, Cherry Point, NC; U.S. Naval Air Facility, Naha, Okinawa; and Naval Supply Center, Oakland, CA . He then attended Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, earning an M.S. in management, then served on the USS Forrestal.

Returning to shore duty, Doug served at the Fleet Aviation Accounting Office, Atlantic, Norfolk. He was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for this tour. He then applied his accumulated knowledge to teach at the School of Systems and Logistics, U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB, OH, where he was awarded the AIr Force Commendation Medal.

Upon retiring, Doug, worked for Laugh Industries before taking a civil service position teaching the same courses at the AIr Force Institute of Technology. After 17 years he retired once more and worked part time at Primerica and devoted substantial time volunteering as the business manager at Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Vincent de Paul Society. In full retirement Doug enjoyed working on his family genealogy and belonging to the Sons of  Veterans of the Civil War.

Doug is preceded in death by his son, Michael and daughter in law, Rebecca. He is survived by his wife, Ann of 60 years; and their three children, Paul Osgood, Patrice (Jay) Schwermer, and Therese  (Tom) Glass, Becky (daughter in law); sister JoEllen (Larry) Tianen; along with his ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Murray Maddin Nicholson, Jr. (11) 

Murray Maddin Nicholson, Jr. (11), age 83 of Nashville, TN beloved husband, brother, father, and granddaddy went to be with our Lord on March 16, 2017. Murray, or Nick as he was known, is preceded in death by his parents; Murray and Mary Morgan Nicholson; step-mother, Anne McGovern Nicholson; sister, Mary Elizabeth Baruzzini; brother, Paul Nicholson. Murray is survived by his wife, Ruth Tapcott Nicholson; sister, Jean C. Nicholson; six children: Murray and wife Linda, Theresa Ann Foley and husband Kevin Foley, Karen Roe, Michael Nicholson and wife Robin, Bettina Nicholson Alberici and husband Chris, Ryan Nicholson and wife Stephanie; two step-children, Rhonda Bartine, and Crystal Smith and eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren. The family will receive guests at St. Henry’s Church on Sunday, March 19th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m and on Monday from 12pm until the mass of the resurrection at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 20th at St. Henry’s church with burial following at Calvary Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society and Father Ryan High School.  Pall Bearers are Morgan Baruzzini, Mark Baruzzini, Murray Baruzzini, Matt Nicholson, Murray Nicholson and Morgan Nicholson. Honorary Pall Bearers are Ken Godstrey, Frank McMullen, Jim Sikes, Jay Westerhausen, Walter Schneider, John Bellinger, George Mushalko, David Tapscott, Jim Derrick, Mike Derrick, Mike Brunette, and Everett Holzapfel.

Victor John Baricev (10)

Victor J. Baricev (10) of Covington, LA, passed away peacefully at home on 26 February 2017. He was born in New Orleans, LA, to Joseph and Jessie Baricev on 2 May 1933 and was raised, primarily, in Biloxi, MS.

After spending a year at Marion Institute, Vic entered the U. S. Naval Academy in 1952, where he was a proud member of the 10th Company, and graduated with the Class of 1956. While a midshipman, eating was one of his main pastimes and it was a rare occasion to see him pass up food of any kind. In addition, he was a tower of strength on the volleyball team. After graduation, he attended the Navy Purchasing School in Athens, GA, and then was assigned to the USS Corregidor which transported aircraft from Mobile, AL, to Germany. He next was sent to Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans as part of the pre-commissioning detail for the USS DeSoto County. After sailing the DeSoto County to Little Creek, VA, Vic later returned to New Orleans where he served as Disbursing Officer for the 8th Naval District.

After leaving the Navy, Vic first worked at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, MS, as Assistant Purchasing Agent where he was tasked with purchasing major equipment for nuclear attack subs as well as other Navy and commercial vessels. He subsequently returned to Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans where he became Purchasing Agent and was reunited with many of the friends he’d made while stationed there as the USS DeSoto County was being built. Vic was promoted to Vice President, Contracts & Procurement at Avondale in 1973 and retired from that company in 1986.

Upon retiring, Vic and his wife, Gerry, moved to Mandeville, LA, where he actively pursued his love of sailing, golf, woodworking and spending time with his family. Later, they relocated a few miles north of Lake Pontchartrain to Covington, LA.

Vic was predeceased by his parents and brothers Joseph and Robert Baricev. He is survived by his wife of 58 Years, Gerry; daughters Janet Adolphson (Fred) and Susan Donnelly (Sonny); son Michael Baricev (Barbara) and six grandsons.

A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, 2 March 2017 at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home in Covington with internment following at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens also in Covington.

Ernest Scheyder (14)

Ernest Scheyder (14) died on February 1, 2017.