Katz, Larry ( WW l l VP-21)
Kelly, William Daniel "Bill"
Kessens, Gerald R. "Jerry"
Koch III, Harry S.
Konkolics, Joseph Edward
Harry S. Koch III, age 74, died March 6th, 2009 at East Jefferson General Hospital with his family by his side. He was a native of Ocean Point New Jersey and a long time resident of the Lakeview/Metairie area. Harry graduated from Lafayette College in 1956 with a degree in Economics. Harry served in the Navy Patrol Squadron 21 from 1958 to 1960 as a Naval Aviator. He went on to serve six years in the US Navy before becoming a commercial pilot for Delta Airlines. He flew for 35 years before retiring. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Harry S. Koch II. He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Angela Koch, and his two children, Harry Koch IV and Kathleen Mary Koch. Harry was a long-time member of the Koon-Ass Golf Club, "The Taj", and the Shell Beach Literary Society. Harry was his happiest when he was fishing, golfing, gardening, reading and spending time with friends. A visitation will be held for family and friends at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home at 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM, Saturday, March 14th with a gathering to follow at the family's home in order to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society, Vietnam Veterans Association, or the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Guestbook can be signed at www.mem.com.
Roger Silas Jones Jr. (Si), 66, died Sunday, July 20, 2008.He was born June 21, 1942, in Burlington, the son of Roger and Georgia Scott Jones. He graduated from Lyndon Institute in 1960. He joined the Navy in 1962. Roger was a member of the Navy Patrol Squadron VP-21 from 1962 to 1966. After his discharge, he went to work for the H.A. Manosh, Corp., in Morrisville and worked there until his retirement. He was involved in the Boy Scout Troop in Johnson, on the financial board of the Johnson Public Library and was also a member of the Waterman Masonic Lodge and the Johnson Historical Society. He is survived by his wife Linda, sons Mike and Chris, his father, three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by his mother.
> was predeceased by his son, George M. Kapolka; parents, George A. and Mary A. (Rimay) Kapolka; twin brother, John N. Kapolka; and sister, Jean Behrensmeyer. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Gramer Funeral Home, Diener Chapel, 48271 Van Dyke, Shelby Township. Burial of cremains will be in Utica Cemetery, Shelby Township. Visitation is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Volusia/Flagler Hospice, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32919.
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In 1952, he founded the Greeley Swimming Pool Company which he managed for 17 years. He was an active member of The Camp Fire Club of America, holding the title of president for 2 terms, and served as head of the Camp Fire Conservation Fund. He was an avid hunter and conservationist, and also enjoyed fishing, boating, and golf. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret, his son, Scott of Simsbury, CT, his daughter, Lynn Bilecky of Pleasantville, NY, two grandchildren, three brothers: John, Dick, Tom, and a sister, Carol DiNova, all from the Albany, NY area. Visiting hours will be held at Cassidy-Flynn Funeral Home, 288 Main St., Mt. Kisco, on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will take place at The Camp Fire Club of America, 230 Campfire Road, Chappaqua on Saturday at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Rosary Hill Home, 600 Linda Avenue, Hawthorne, NY 10532 and The Camp Fire Conservation Fund, Inc., 230 Campfire Rd., Chappaqua, NY 10514.
be a junior at Charleston Southern in South Carolina.
Salvation Army, Heart Association, or Alzheimers Research.
Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on 1/26/2003.
Bob Kurant in his email of of January 6, 2012 wrote:
"Found this 44 year
old photo of my crew from VP-21 Oct 1969. Crew # 35
Front Row: Lt. R.E. Slama, Lcdr W. T. Chase, Lcdr J.W Moore, Ltjg Robt. Rhoads
Back Row: R. Kurant, Geo. Bailey, Ray wells, Joe (Tex) Girard, Erwin Heider, Dave Wolfe, Geo. Rehfield."
Que S. Jameson, 91, of Jacksonville, Ore., passed away Monday, May 23, 2013 at his home in the Pioneer Village Cottages.
Que retired from U.S. National Bank. His positions ranged from being a trainee to Assistant Manager of the Ashland branch for 12 years, and then manager of the Jacksonville branch until he retired. He completed many American Institute of Banking courses over the years and Que was a board member of the Rogue Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Banking and past president of the Southern Oregon Bankers.
Que attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and also attended Snow Junior College in Ephraim, Utah before entering the U.S. Navy and serving in WWII from November 1942 until November 1945 as an Aviation Machinist's Mate 2C. His primary role was Waist Gunner on a B-24/PB4Y, where he saw action in Africa and the South Pacific and was awarded many medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Que is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Maxine C. Jameson; two daughters, Lynne Karau and her husband, Bob Karau, and Judy Calhoun and her husband, Richard Calhoun. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Lori Karau, Kari Plas, Andrew Calhoun, Coray Dykes, and four great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all of his family. He was a wonderful role model for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Que is also survived by his brother, Reece Jameson (Fern). Que was predeceased by Joe and Oneta Jameson, his parents; and Dale Jameson, his brother.
During his working years, Que was an active member of the Ashland and Jacksonville Kiwanis clubs, which he enjoyed very much, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville Woodlands, and a lifetime member of the Ashland Elks Club. Once he was transferred to Jacksonville, Que was president of the Britt Festival Board in 1969 and a member of the Jacksonville Booster Club. Que and his wife, Maxine, were named Citizens of the Year in 1976. American Business Women named him Boss of the Year in 1971.
Que's first love was his wife, Maxine, who he married in 1943, and his two daughters, who were the pride and joy of his life. He loved to travel with his wife and friends to many places around the world. Cruising was especially enjoyable to him.
He loved living in Jacksonville where he enjoyed woodworking in his shop, fishing, and painting. He made many items that are enjoyed by family and friends, which are currently displayed in their homes.
Que's family wants to specifically thank the Signature caregivers who assisted him in his final days. They became like family. The Hospice staff and Pioneer Village staff were also appreciated.
Que was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather to his family and we will cherish all the incredible moments. He was truly an honorable and great man, and will be greatly missed.
I grew up in Olean, New York and graduated from Olean High School in1962. 1 joined the Navy August of 1962, right after high school. I went to boot camp at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL. I then went to the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Memphis, TN in December 1962. In March 1963 I went to the Receiving Station, Norfolk, VA to await orders. On 24 April 1963 I received orders to NAS Port Lyautey, Kenitra, Morocco, where I spent a year and a half. I worked at the air terminal, where I loaded and fueled all different kinds of aircraft. While there I went from AA to AMS3. 1 left there October 1964
6 November 1964 I went to Patrol Squadron 21 at NAS Brunswick, ME. I spent some time in the Sheet Metal Shop. I then started flying on the Commanders’’ aircraft as ASW Ordnance, and I kept the Commander Orrills’ aircraft painted and all pretty, and took care of all structural maintenance on the aircraft, LH-l. I flew close to 2,000 hours of ASW missions, and this was the proudest time of my time in the Navy. I really enjoyed the flying to all parts of the world, and the time with VP-21 is something I will never forget. The comradeship with my crew members and squadron mates is something you can't forget. In 1967 I became AMS2 and left VP-21 for VR-2l at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I spent 3 years there on shore duty.
I was discharged in 1970, and went back to Olean, NY and worked for Market Basket for a year. I got tired of low wages and decided to go back in the service. I tried to go back in the navy, but I had been out over a year and they wanted to drop me 2 ranks, so I tried the Air Force, and they took me in as a Staff Sergeant,.E-5,and.I was stationed at Griffis AFB, NY, until December 1972. I then went to 8CSGP PACAF, which was in Ubon, Thailand for a year working on F-4's and C-130's. I went from there to Spain for a year. I then went back to Griffis AFB, NY, where I worked on B-52's. I worked out the sheet metal shop for the next 12 year's. While their, I became a Master Sergeant, E-7. I retired as E-7 December 1984.
After retirement I went to work for NCOA selling insurance until I got a job with Empire Airlines. I worked there for about a year. I then got a job back at Griffis AFB as a civilian working model aircraft for Rome Laboratory on towers for testing. I retired 7 years ago from government service. I had 43 years total Government. Service.
I still live in upstate NY. I was really enjoying retirement, until my wife Rita passed away this summer, June 28. We had been married 48 years.
I want to get and see the museum at BNAS as soon as I feel better. My time in VP-21 was a big part of my life. I also donated a NATO Manual and other papers a couple of years ago.
Attached are some documents from my time with VP-21 in Acrobat .pdf format.
Ian J. Johnson, 87, of Sanderling Way, Middletown, RI, died on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Newport Hospital.
He was the husband of 63 years to Carolyn (Hall) Johnson.
Born in the Panama Canal Zone on February 3, 1927, he was the son of the late John E. and Mable (Jarvis) Johnson.
Captain Johnson was drafted into the US Army towards the end of WWII in 1945. He then went into the ROTC program at Cornell University earning a Bachelor degree in Political Science in 1950. He later went on to receive a Master’s Degree in International Relations from George Washington University. Later he was commissioned as an Ensign in the US Navy receiving flight training in Pensacola, FL becoming a Naval Aviator. He served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During his military career, he served as Commanding Officer of VP21Air Squadron, Brunswick, Maine; the USS Tallahatchie County in Naples Italy, and the USS Santa Barbara, Quonset Point, RI. He retired as a Captain after 26 years of dedicated service.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children, Duncan Eric Johnson of Annapolis, MD; Paula L. Candler and her husband Bob of Reno, NV; Karen L. Staton and her husband Jay of Sanford, FL; Douglas Ian Johnson of Burlington, VT; David B. Johnson of Middletown, RI; and Sandra C. Weldon and her husband Timothy of Columbus, OH; fifteen grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Donald Johnson.
I retired from active duty after 31yrs 6 mons 18 days on March 31,1987 and placed on retired rolls April 1, 1987 as a CW04 (PHOTOGRAPER WARRANT OFFICER)
Donald Keith Johnson was born on July 12, 1918 and passed away on April 14, 2010 at the age of 91. He served in the U.S, Navy during World War II, and the Korea Conflict, as an Aviation Electronic Technician. Donald was buried in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery with full military honors. He was an amateur radio licensee. Call Sign: W6AAQ He was an inventor. "DK-3 Screwdriver Inventor”, a screwdriver type mobile antenna.
Letha (Barnett) Johnson, 92, of Esparto, CA, formerly of Elkville, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Woodland, CA. Letha was a homemaker and had worked as a welder on ships during World War II in Washington State. She was born September 9, 1921 at De Soto, IL, the daughter of Julian and Stella (Shelton) Barnett. She married Donald Johnson in 1944 and he preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons - Gary Johnson of Livermore, CA and Donald Johnson and wife Pam of Woodland, CA
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Oct. 12, 1930 - Dec. 1, 2016
Fred went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 1, 2016. He was 86. Fred was born to Karl and Myrtle Junker on October 12, 1930 in Eureka, South Dakota. He spent most of his life in Stockton. Fred served his country in the Navy for 20 years. He was a navigator and aircraft mechanic. He served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Fred later worked for the Yellow Pages and then Tusco Casting where he had many friends and was loved by all. He was a devout Christian and member of Michigan Heights Baptist Church. Fred was an avid outdoorsman. He loved deer and elk hunting with the Junker family. He planned his camping trips months in advance and especially enjoyed the summer trips to PiPi Valley. Fred was an old school military, no nonsense man. He had a sense of humor like no other. His laugh was distinct and from the heart. Once you met him (or heard his laugh!) you could never forget him. He was truly special and loved. He will be greatly missed.
Fred was survived by his wife Jackie; sons, Rick (Nancy) Junker, Ron (Sandy) Junker; daughters, Cathy (John) Eldredge, Sherry (John) Liles, and Jeanne (Larry) Spinelli; brother Mike (Cheryl) Junker and sister Marilyn (Bernie) Daviner. He had 15 grand-children, 28 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Last but not least, his beloved fur baby, Susie. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, sister Virginia Sweigart, niece Renee Davis, grandsons Dylan Spinelli and Colin Liles.
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William A. Kearney
Virginia Beach - William "Bill" Kearney, III, 79, passed away on May 26, 2017. He was born in Savannah, GA to the late William A. Kearney, Jr. and Elizabeth Martin.
Bill served his country for 22 years in the U.S. Navy. He was a Master Gardener and a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church. He was known for his love of his family and golf - not necessarily in that order. He will be greatly missed.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 55 years, Georgia Kearney; his children, Lisa Kearney (Matt Bernhardt), Michael Kearney (Bennie), Karen Scarbrow (Lee), and Catherine Heffner (Ron); siblings, James Martin and Iris Durrence; 7 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
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