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John T. Batchelder
NIAGARA, Wis. — Louis Harland Gignac, 78, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, after a long illness.
He was born on July 28, 1928, in Portland, Maine.
Louis served in the U.S. Navy with honor for 29 years. He was a member of Naval Patrol Squadron Twenty One (VP-21) from 1953 to 1955. After his retirement, he enjoyed being an active member and officer of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and the 40 et 8. He volunteered wherever he was needed.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Gignac, two daughters, Diane (Michael) Tanerillo of Windham, Maine, and Mary Louise Waterhouse of Portland; three sons, Philip (Janet) Gignac of Portland, Anthony Gignac of Saco, Maine, and Edward Gignac of Veazie, Maine; a stepson, Arthur Lehmann of Niagara; a stepdaughter, Christa H. Samartino of Crowley, La.; three brothers, Raymond Gignac of Prince Frederick, Md., Edward Joseph (Irene) Gignac of Owings, Md., and Perley (Frances) Hood of Merriman; three sisters, Paula (Craig) Dufresne of Felch, Linda (Warren) Anderson of Felch, and Deborah (Lloyd) Hilsabeck of Niagara; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a special dog, Scooby Doo.
Louis was preceded in death by his son, Louis Gignac Jr.; his father, Louis Gignac; his mother, Almeda Eckerberg; and three sisters, Sonja Anderson, Joan Soule, and Marie “Mary” Murphy.
Visitation will be Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m. at Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Msgr. James Kaczmarek to officiate. Military rites will follow the service, and they will be accorded by the Uren-Cooper-Johnson American Legion Post 50.
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Louis Harland Gignac online at www.tondinfuneralhome.com.
Charles D. Mott
Captain Charles D. Mott, USN (Ret) was the CO of VP-21 from 21 June 1948 through October 1949.
He passed away on July 30,2004. He was hospitalized at Walter Reed for a
blood infection, and was regaining his strength when he suffered a massive
stroke. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on September 20, 2004
with full military honors.
Ref: Joseph W. H. Mott of Roanoke, VA., son.
5/23/40 - 9/29/04
A tribute to the life of William Daniel Kelly "Bill" was held at
Auburn Oaks Funeral Home, 4030 Wible Road, Bakersfield, CA,
on October 9, 2004.
Bill was born in New York City to William and Margaret Kelly.
He was the second child and only son. Bill's education was
in the schools of NYC, "the streets of the city" as he often remarked.
He attended Brooklyn Poly Tech High School and credits them with
the basics of his education as well as his terrific work ethic.
Immediately upon graduation, Bill joined the Navy. He proudly served
three years in the Navy as well as three years in the Naval Reserves.
He was involved in the Lebanon Crisis and loved to relate his tour of
duty as a member of VP-21 in Iceland where he flew as a crewmember aboard a Navy
Neptune P2V-7 in search of Soviet submarines during the Cold War in 1960.
Survivors include his wife Mary of 45 years; his daughter, Debbie, and husband, Larry Hill;
and his youngest son, Daniel. He was preceded in death by his son, Bill. He also leaves two
grandaughters, Mellisa Walters and Lindsey Grumbling.
Bill and Mary moved to California in 1962. The family moved to Bakersfield in 1968. Bill
fullfilled his lifelong dream when in 1971, he opened his own business. Jonas Draperies
remained opened until his death. Bill's favorite pastimes were golfing and remodeling his home.
Bill's family requests in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in his name to either the
Salvation Army, Heart Association, or Alzheimers Research.
William S. (Bill) Fielder
Bill was born in Nashiville, TN. but joined the Navy at a young age so he would not ever see the backside of a mule again. Bill was a member of VP-21 from 1952 to 1953 as a YN1. He retired from the Navy as a Senior Master Chief with 21+ years of service, and from Allstate Insurance Co. as an agent. He has resided in Pensacola for the past 43 years.
He was an avid golfer and bowler, and also loved to fish. Coaching Myrtle Grove youth football when we were boys was one of his favorite times. He left behind a loving wife of 54 years, Evelyn and two sons and a daughter in law, Bill Jr. and Carl E. and wife Judy Fielder, 5 granddaughters Shahara, Darby, Ambree, Stacy and Kelley as well as 4 greatgrandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, George Stanley and Stella Fersugson Fielder and his brothers Carl and Ras, and sister Thelma. He is survived by sisters Francis Luckett and Wilma Ragsdale, both of Tennessee. Services were conducted by Bishop Ben Marler, his long time friend and brother-in-law, at 11:00 Tuesday the 6th of April, 2004 at the funeral home, with interment following at Barrancus. Words cannot express how much we will miss him as he was always there for us.
Wm. S. Fielder Jr.
Henry K. "Jack" Bausell
1922 - 2003
Henry K. "Jack" Bausell, 80, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at a local hospital.
Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington, TX. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Arlington Funeral Home.
Henry Bausell was born April 5, 1922, in Hansonville, Va. He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving in the Patrol-Bomber Squadron VPB-111. Henry retired from Vought and LTV as an electrician and drafting manager.
Survivors: Wife, Kate L. Bausell of Arlington; son, Gary L. Bausell and wife, Cindy, of San Antonio; daughter, Donna L. Giguere and husband, Real, of Allen; granddaughters, Kimberly A. Bausell of Fort Worth and Kathleen J. Bausell Buchanan of Anna; and grandson, Chad D. Giguere of Marietta, Ga.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 2/11/2003.
1936 - 2002
Anthony Joseph Lanzarotta
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on Feb. 16, 1936
Departed on Sep. 18, 2002 and resided in Virginia Beach, VA.
Virginia Beach newspaper obituary
Virginia Beach - Anthony Joseph Lanzarotta, 66, died on September 18, 2002. He was a native of Cincinnati, OH. He was retired from the United States Navy as an E-6, ADR1, and also from Civil Service as a Production Control Assistant. He served in the Korean Conflict and also the Vietnam War. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He was also a member of the V.F.W., the Fleet Reserve Association and the Disabled American Veteran's.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Liborio and Sarah Lanzarotta a son Charles Edward Lanzarotta and two brothers, Andrew Lanzarotta and Lee Lanzarotta.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Shirley A. Lanzarotta of VA. Beach; son, Richard Lanzarotta and his wife, Cheryl, of Chesapeake; daughter, Kathryn Beningo and her husband, David, of VA. Beach; son, Anthony Lanzarotta, II, and his wife, Karen of VA. Beach. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Richard Allen Lanzarotta, II, and his wife, Danielle, of North Carolina, Jennifer Marie Beningo of VA. Beach, David George Beningo of VA. Beach, Anthony Lanzarotta, III, of VA. Beach, Megan Marie Lanzarotta of Chesapeake and Kristina Leigh Lanzarotta of VA. Beach.
A wake service will be held on Friday at 6:30 with visitation to follow until 8:30 PM. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated by Father Thomas Ianucci on Saturday at 2:00 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach chapel, is handling arrangements. Family and friends are invited to the residence following services.
1958, VP-21 years
1969, 'Chief' Standfill
1985, Milpitas/ LMSC years
2001 VP-21 Reunion
George Alvin Standfill Sr. died 19 August, 2002 at 64 years of age. He was a resident of Milpitas, California for 36 years. "Jack" was born in Tichnor, Arkansas on 19 June, 1938. He served in the U.S. Navy for twenty years, retiring as an AWC in 1975. Jack then worked for Lockheed Missles and Space Company for 21 years as a Group Test Engineer and retired from there in 1996.
Jack is survived by his wife Pearl who he met in Brunswick, Maine while stationed at BNAS, and married in March of 1958 at Auburn, Maine, and his children; son George Jr. and daughter-in-law Caroline; son Scott L. and daughter-in-law Kristi; daughter Stacy and son-in-law Kenneth Garcia; and former daughter-in-law Lori Standfill. Jack is also survived by his grandchildren Kimberly, Travis, and Brittany Standfill, and Nicholas and Kaitlyn Garcia.
Jack enjoyed camping and fishing and was involved with the Boy Scouts of America and Police Activities League Soccer. Jack also enjoyed woodworking, reading, his computer, watching tv football, baseball, and golf. Jack also became a golfer after his retirement from Lockheed, and was particulaqrly fond of Starbucks coffee. But mostly, Jack enjoyed spending his time with his family.
Jack is described as having been a quiet, simple person, whom everyone liked. He was also described as being of strong character and battled his lung cancer to the end. Jack will forever be loved in the hearts of his family, and respected by his Navy shipmates. Jack Standfill is, and will be missed.
Private services were held with the assistance of the Neptune Society. Jack is also remebered in the Navy Log
Lyle Frank Hansen
Lyle, June 2001,
Lyle Frank Hansen died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Alpine, Wyoming, on 2 August, 2002. He was born 15 November, 1936 to Leo F. and Martha (Erdmann) Hansen in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He Married Nancy Fowler in Geinig, Nebraska in 1959. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1959 and received his MBA from the University of Southern California in 1980. He was commissioned as an Ensign in the Unted States Navy in 1959 and served proudly as a Naval Aviator until his retirement in 1980. Lyle served with VP-21 from 1962 to 1965. Lyle's career Navy assignments were:
June 1958-April 1960--USS Kearsarge
April 1960-February 1962- Flight Training
February 1962-July 1965 --VP-21
August 1965-July 1968--VT-31
September 1968-February 1970-USS Kearsarge
March 1970-April 1973-VP-48
May 1973-November 1973-Armed Forces Staff College
November 1973 September 1976 Navy Recruiting Command
September 1976-June 1979 -TACRON One
After his retirement from the Navy he was employed by Computer Sciences Corporation and worked for them in many management positions. At the time of his retirement from CSC, he was the Configuration Management Director of the F-22 project at Edwards Air Force Base.
After retiring from in 2001 CSC, Lyle and wife Nancy moved to Alpine, Wyoming. He was very active in the Alpine American Legion Post 46 where he served on the Honor Guard and as the Service Officer.
Lyle is survived by his wife, Nancy Fowler Hansen of Alpine; daughter Laura Heume of Maplewood, New Jersey; son Jeffrey Hansen of Yuma, Arizona; brother Robert Hansen of Washington, DC; sister Patricia Bryant of Austin, Texas; and four grandchildren.
Services were held on 7 August, 2002 at the United Methodist Church in Gering, Nebraska. A memorial was held in Alpine during the Autumn of 2002.
2003 Holiday Newsletter from Nancy Hansen
August 2, 2002, changed life forever, as Lyle was gently taken away from us. He suffered a massive heart attack, with no warning, in his sleep. Every day since that has confirmed what Lyle and I have always known. We have the very best family and friends imaginable. I could not let a new year begin without expressing my gratitude for the magnificent and overwhelming support our family and I have been given.
On August 2 all of the flags in our Alpine neighborhood were lowered to half staff, our favorite cafe was closed and a special tree was placed outside the window where we always sat. Neighbors descended with casseroles and hugs. Mom and my brother, Larry, arrived within a few hours from Nebraska and Lyle was taken back to Nebraska where he had requested that he be put to his final rest. A legion of family and friends arrived in Gering and the phone calls, cards, letters, flowers-all in red, white and blue-and generous contributions to Lyle's memorial came in great abundance. The Gering American Legion made the unusual gesture of honoring Lyle with a wonderful avenue of American flags placed along the road to the memorial park. Bob Gale and Lyle's brother, Bob, spoke eloquently at the service and, thanks to sister-in-law Nancy's connection with the White House, President Bush sent a personal letter. So many friends and relatives were there to support our family.
As you have spoken and written of Lyle, it is clear that you will remember him as a gentle and kind man with a great sense of humor and a tremendous dedication to his family, friends and country that made him special to all of us.
Our Cornhusker friends on both coasts had special toasts to Lyle at half-time of the Nebraska football game as they gathered to watch the game and a great picture of Lyle and me was put up on the San Diego Cornhusker web site with a memorial notice. When I returned to our home in Alpine, the American Legion held a wonderful memorial service, and you would have thought by the sentiments expressed that we had lived here all of our lives. Lyle will be honored again this summer when an American flag is placed at the Civic Center to honor veterans. Comforting cards, letters, emails, phone calls and visits continue to be part of every day as I hear from everyone from grade school friends to long-lost friends and relatives. I am looking forward to a West Coast road trip in March, a cruise to England with Mom on the QE2 in May and a major family reunion in Alpine in June.
Some people have expressed how sad they are that Lyle hadn't had time to enjoy his retirement. As wonderful as retired life was, Lyle and I never felt that we enjoyed it any more than we enjoyed life before retirement, because we both relished every day, and that is the finest memory of all. In June one of the wonderful new friends in my Alpine family took us to a meadow in the forest behind our home and I took this picture of Lyle as he strolled away down the road. He was going away, as he did for a final time in August, towards a beautiful and peaceful place. When you remember him, remember the good times. You know he'd like that. email@example.com
Donald E. Sullivan
1937 - 1994
Donald E. Sullivan of 1502 Washington St., Bath Maine, died on 7 May 1994 at the Mid Coast Hospital.
Don was born in Dubuque, Iowa on 1 August 1937 to Francis and Pearl Sullivan. He graduated from Dubuque High School and later from New Hampshire College. He joined the Navy in August 1955, and married Patricia Ann Mynahan on 29 August 1959. Patricia Ann died 11 September 1986.
Don served in VP-21 from 1957 to 1960, primarily as a flight crew member. Among other duty stations, Don also served in Viet Nam. Don was well-liked and respected by all of his shipmates, serving 23 years in the Navy, and retiring in October1978 as an AT Senior Chief Petty Officer.
After retirement from the Navy, Don worked for Vitro Labs in Bath, ME, and in New Jersey, for ten years. He then worked for Bath Iron Works for five years as a team test coordinator on the Aegis program.
Don was a member of the Brunswick Elks Lodge, and volunteered with the American Red Cross Coastal Regiment. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time at his home on Pleasant Pond.
He was survived by his fiancee Cyndi Kennerson of Bath; three sons, Michael F. of Durham, David T. and Scott A. of Brunswick; daughter Mrs. Kenneth (Donna) Thiele of Lisbon; three sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Marcella)Amling of Dubuque, Mrs. Leroy (Margaret) Pape of Mission, TX, and Mrs. Roger (Bernie) Hirsch of Crossville, TN; and nine grandchildren. Don was predeceased by his brother Charles.
Jesse 'Jack' Sanders
(This obituary from the Auburn Evening Star)
Jesse 'Jack' Sanders, 85, died Thursday, October 31, 2002, at 2:30 a.m., at the Laurel of DeKalb nursing home in Butler, Indiana.
Jack was born 17 April 1917, in Nashville, Tenn., to Dr. Jesse A. Sanders and Mary B. (Bright) Sanders. He married Helen J. Blevins on 25 July 1953, in Connorsville, Indiana. Helen survives.
Jack served as mayor of Auburn, Indiana, from 1976 to 1984. He graduated from Auburn High School in 1934 where he was the senior class president, and then graduated from Indiana University in 1938.
Jack served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1942 to 1946. Initially assigned to the USS Maryland, he went on to pilot PB4Y "Liberators" in the South Pacific. Among other awards, Jack was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired after 26 years in the USNR.
Jack was a golf professional at Greenhurst Country Club in Auburn and the owner of the Auburn Recreation Center bowling alley. He served as director of the Peoples Bancorp.
Jack was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Auburn, the Youth for Christ golf benefit committee, Greenhurst Country Club, Sugar Mill Country Club, the Masonic Temple, Mizpah Flying Shriners, Cedar Creek Shrine Club, Auburn Lions Club, Loyal Order of Moose, Elks Club, Elks National Bowling Association, the American Legion, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Phi Kappa Psi, and the Indiana University Intrafraternity Council.
He served on the Auburn Board of Zoning Appeals, the Auburn Planning Commission, United Fund of DeKalb County, and the DeKalb County Democratic Central Committee.
Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Jeri and Herb Hillabrand of Wheaton, Illinois, and Terry and Scott Swim of Indianapolis; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Robin Sanders of Zionsville,; and seven grandchildren, Chelsea and Alex Hillabrand, Justin, Jennifer, Jessica, and Joseph Swim and Peter Sanders.
Jack was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Oren and Virginia Croxton.
Services were held in St. Marks Lutheran Church of Auburn. The Rev. Ken Conrad and the Rev. Stephen K. Kummernus officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.
2/8/1932 - 6/2/2004
Noel Melville, born February 8, 1932 in Detroit, MI to Donald and Eva
Melville, passed away June 2, 2004. He was raised in Gross Pointe, MI.
He graduated from Duke University in 1954 and entered the US Navy Flight
Training Program and became a Naval Aviator. Noel was in VP-21 from 1963
to 1966. His last tour of duty was as Commanding Officer Naval Station, Adak,
Alaska retiring 1979 with 26 years of service. He then joined The United Services
Insurance Agency and starteda new career which took him from Alaska to
California to Washington, wherehe retired again in 1995. He returned to California
in 1998 and settled in Auburn.
He was a member of Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club and Auburn Rotary Club. Noel
was also a Paul Harris Fellow. He was active in the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber
of Commerce from 1985-1992. He served on the Vestry of St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, Auburn, CA.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Melville and three sons, Mark of
Pleasanton, Keith of San Diego and Chris of Santa Cruz and eight
grandchildren. Visitation will be at the Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 1850 W.
Texas St., Fairfield, CA on Monday, June 7 from 5 to 9 PM. Funeral service
will be held Tuesday, June 8 at 10 AM at the Rockville Cemetery Chapel, 4219
Suisun Valley Road, Suisun, CA. Burial will be in Rockville Cemetery with
full military honors.
UNITED STATES -PATROL BOMBING SQUADRON 111
June 4, 2004 SUBJECT: Change of Duty
Edward Trybala's Final and Complete Orders for Change of Duty.
1. He has been detached from this world and all his earthly goods as of June 3, 2004.
2. He will proceed via first class Transportation to Heaven's Open Doors, and will report to
commander's and crews that have gone on before.
3. The orders remain in effect until we all can join him in his new home port.
4. No other transportation necessary, no other words needed to be said.
Orders-Change of Duty.
5. Full authority of these orders is part of the divine plan of the Almighty contained in
St. John 14. l-4: Let not your hearts be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to
prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that
where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go you know, and the way you know.
Additional information for those on deck to follow.
It was a privilege to serve with this shipmate and be a part of his early years. To the family and friends, may you be comforted in knowing he is and will be remembered in many ways but most of all his poetry he gave to the crew.
59 years ago, 29 May 1945, The Crew, VPB111 Received orders-Change of Duty to come home, relieved of duty.
From: The Commanding Officer.
To: Lieutenant Harold Hall Ashton, USNR.
The officers and enlisted men in the crew were:
Lieutenant Harold Robert Hutchinson, USNR
Ensign Jerome Richard Hanzel,
Bell, James Gilbert
Brauner, Frank Herman
Gibson, James Corbett
LaCount, Kenneth Donald
Mills, Farville Kirkwood, Jr.
Barton, Samuel Leo
Connolly, Gerald W.
It was with great happiness the crew headed for home after many years of service together.
Ed has headed for home.
Over and Out,
Shipmate Bud Mills
Duke passed away in April of this year after a long illness. He was in VPB-111 and was a crew member in R. L. Flemings "Doc's Delight" PB4Y-1.
John J. McCarthy
Active Duty Service Dates: 1942-1946
Retired as Lieutenant, USN
During World War II, he was a Naval Aviator in VPB-111, and he flew convoy protection missions in both the European and Pacific theaters. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross.
John J. McCarthy, 83, a retired chief administrative law judge with the Merit Systems Protection Board, died of lung cancer May 13 at his home in Silver Spring. Mr. McCarthy retired in 1985 after a 30-year career with the board and its predecessor, the Civil Service Commission. He then served until 1990 as a member of the State Department's Foreign Service Grievance Board.
In retirement, he divided his time among his family, volunteer work, playing tennis and tending to a small orchard of apple and peach trees at his home.
As a volunteer, he sponsored immigrant families through Catholic Charities, and he collected and delivered groceries to the Shepherd's Table food bank in Silver Spring.
He played tennis at least three times a week and competed in tournaments held by the U.S. Tennis Association Seniors and Super Seniors organizations.
Mr. McCarthy, a native of Boston, was a graduate of Boston College and its law school.
He served as a naval aviator during World War II and flew B-24 (PB4Y) combat and convoy protection missions in Europe and the Pacific. His military decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Burtonsville.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Marie E. McCarthy of Silver Spring; four children, John J. McCarthy Jr. of Gaithersburg, Thomas C. McCarthy of San Diego, Eleanor M. McCarthy of Rockville and Patricia A. Drisko of Bethesda; a sister; and a grandson.
David M. Saunders
David McKeon Saunders, a career naval officer who was also an avid yachtsman and aviator, died Wednesday (6/16/2004) from complications of a stroke at his home in Annapolis. He was 83.
Mr. Saunders, who was born and raised in Washington, DC, moved with his family to Takoma Park in the early 1940's. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1944 with the class of 1945, which was accelerated because of the need for officers during World War II.
After graduation, he served aboard the light cruiser USS Miami in the Pacific, and after graduating from flight school at Pensacola, FL, he flew as a Naval Aviator during the last year of the war.
In 1951 he attended the Naval Post Graduate School and was awarded a Gugenheim Fellowship to pursue jet propulsion studies at Princeton University, While at Princeton, where he earned a masters degree in science and engineering in 1952, he served as a jet engine consultant and project manager for Pratt & Whitney.
After leaving Princeton he was assigned to the Navy's VP-21, its first propeller-jet mine laying squadron.
He attended the U.S. Naval War College in the early 1960's before being named director of program evaluation for the Navy's ASW Systems Project in Washington.
At the time of his retirement in 1968, Mr. Saunders had served a tour of duty in Vietnam as captain of the USS Chara, an ammunition carrier. After retiring, he moved to Annapolis where he established S&R Associates Inc., which specializes in real estate development, construction and restoration of old homes. He was president of the business, which is still family-owned and operated. He also sold airport ground support equipment, including firetrucks and other firefighting equipment.
Until giving up the sport in 1992, Mr. Saunders enjoyed flying his Cessna 340 twin engine aircraft. An accomplished yachtsman, Mr. Saunders successfully competed aboard his two sloops, the Spindrift, and the Air Mail, in 19 ocean races, winning trophies in the Bermuda Race, and Southern Ocean Racing Conference. He also won six high point championships in the Chesapeake Bay, including the prestigious Viking Trophy.
David was married to for 46 years to the former Elizabeth Rosasco. She died in 1993.
Memorial services were held at the Naval Academy Chapel on Wednesday, 23 June 2004.
David is survived by his wife of eight years, the former Carol Hoke; three sons, Mark P. Saunders of Yorktown, VA, and Scott F. Saunders and Craig W. Saunders, both of Annapolis; and four grandchildren.
LCDR Charles S. Lewis, Ret.
This is to let you know that he passed away Sept. 22, 2004, at Tucson, Arizona. He was 87.
Charles Lewis served in VPB-111 during WWII in England and Africa in 42/43 (exact dates unknown). After that time he was recommended for Warrant and sent stateside. Charles led a very full life, a large part of which was the U. S. Navy. He enlisted in 1937 and retired in 1960. He started at Pearl, scouted for submarines off the coast of Florida, England, Africa, helped set up communications between small airfields in Iowa during the intense training of pilots during WWII. Later he served on the USS Des Moines, USS Yorktown as flagship staff. The skills he gained in the Navy led him to a second career in the aerospace industry in So. California until 1980.
Be Well and may God grant you the desires of your heart.
His loving daughter, Linda Lewis Livingstone.
Horst “Al” Petrich 1934-2004
Publication: The Virginian-Pilot, Section: Hampton Roads, Page 26, Date Saturday, January 15, 2005
By John Warren
Virginia Beach - A year or so ago, Al Petrich was doing his usual U-boat commander schtick at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum.
As a museum docent, Petrich often donned the uniform of a U-boat commander. “Achtung!” shouted Petrich, whose charisma could fill a room even when he was shouting “Attention” in German.
One afternoon, he met a group of aged U.S. Army Air Corps veterans. Petrich discovered he had met them before, on April 20, 1945. It was when he was a boy of 10, in the German town of Straubing, struggling to make his way from Poland to Berlin. The museum tour group had been among the American pilots overhead, dropping bombs on the Petrich family. “You tried to kill me!” Petrich said, good-naturedly. Funny what six decades can do.
Petrich, who died Dec. 17 at 70, was born in New York. But when World War II broke out, his father, a native of Germany, rushed the family overseas and joined the German army. The blond-haired, blue-eyed Al was enlisted - it was mandatory - in the Hitler Youth, which trained young boys for military service.
Petrich's father was killed on the Russian front in 1942. By 1945, Al was fleeing Germany on foot with his mother, younger sister and brother.
They plodded toward Berlin, where they would catch a train, then a ship, to New York. On the way, the children were separated from their mother.
When they arrived at the train station in Berlin, Al's feet were frost-bitten, and his 6-year-old brother was pulling him on a sled. In the crowd, the children spotted their mother, and they were reunited. “It was divine providence,” said Erika Ricks, Al's daughter.
His heritage was a confused one. When Petrich's father died in a German army uniform, he carried a small American flag in his pocket.
Petrick joined the Navy after his return to America, embarking on a 30-year career as a Navy pilot.
“His story is one of a movie, really,” said Becky Poulliot, director of the Naval Museum. “His life was not like other people's.
Not many docents could pull off the oaradox of German loyalist and American patriot. Petrich had earned the right.
“He was so loyal to his heritage,” Ricks said, “and so loyal to the American way.”
Upon returning to America in 1945, Petrich set on a course to become a military pilot. He was so single-minded in his focus, he learned to fly a plane before he had a driver's license. The same man who had been bombed in Germany by American pilots as a boy became an American pilot himself, performing more than 2,000 aircranf carrier landings as a Navy Captain.
Horst 'Al' Petrich - Obituary 2
Virginia Beach - Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Horst Alfred “Al” Petrich, joined his forbearers in heaven Friday morning, Dec. 17, 2004. Al was the proud patriarch of his family and leaves behind his dear and beloved wife of 48 years, Ramona; his children, Kurt Petrich of Virginia Beach, Erika Ricks and husband Otis of Virginia Beach and Ramona Koonce and husband Stan of Jacksonville, Fla; as well as his loving grandchildren, Ari and Kai Petrich, Jeffrey Koonce and Corbin Ricks. He also leaves behind his brother, Helmut Petrich of Flint, Mich.; his sister Waltraut Enguidanos and family of Los Angeles, Calif.; and many close relatives in Germany.
Capt. Petrich proudly served his country from 1954 to 1984. As an aircraft carrier pilot he completed 2000 aircraft carrier landings and was a highly decorated officer. He served on the USS Essex, served as commanding officer of VRC-40, was the safety officer of the newly commissioned USS Nimitz and was commodore, Reserve TAC Support Wing, New Orleans, La. He retired as chief of staff at the Naval Safety Center in Norfolk.
Upon retirement, Al was a participant in a specially designated program at the Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), served as a n official financial counselor for the City of Virginia Beach, as well as being a volunteer docent for the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and USS Wisconsin located at Nauticus in Norfolk. He proudly served with the Norfolk Chapter of Kiwanis International.
Al was a lifelong, dedicated member of the Church of Christ and served as an elder at the Central Church of Christ for a period of 10 years.
A funeral with full military honors will be conducted by Mike Lucas, Minister of the Bayside Church of Christ, Shell Road in Virginia Beach, at 10 a.m. today. Family will receive friends in the church social hall immediately following the services.
Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, on Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, is in charge.
The family would like to extend thank you to the staff of Beacon Shores Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their loving devotion and care of Captain Petrich and his family; also to Tidewater Kidney Specialists and the organ transplant team at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Virginia, 2601 Willard Road, Suite 103, Richmond, VA 23294. Condolences may be offered to the family at the service.
VP-21 1967 - 1969
PINEHURST, N.C. — John Goodfellow, Cmdr. U.S. Navy, retired, 76, of
Pinehurst, N.C., died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at First Health Moore
He was born in Wenatchee, Wash., Jan. 3, 1929, a son of John and Ellen
Goodfellow. He attended the University of New Mexico and was a member of the
Epsilon Fraternity. He later graduated from the University of New
Hampshire with a master's degree in business.
He worked for his father at the Goodfellow Construction Co. They poured
the first cement for the Grand Coulee Dam inWashington.
He enlisted in the Navy in 1950, attended flight school in Pensacola,
Fl., and received his wings in Corpus Christie, Texas. He was stationed in
Washington, Florida, California and Maine. He served in the Korean
Conflict, followed by deployments to Japan, Midway, Okinawa, Alaska, Italy, Greece,
Turkey, Spain, Ireland, Iceland and Puerto Rico. He was assigned to
VAHM-10, VP-17, VP-30, VP-21 and Fleet Air Wing 3 and Fleet Air Wing 5. He was an
executive officer and the commanding officer of Patrol Squadron 21 at NAS
Brunswick, Maine. The squadron flew the Lockheed P2V-7 SP2H Neptune.
He retired in 1971 after 21 years of service.
He married Margarett Ann Hurt of Renton, Wash., May 14, 1954. They built
their home in Pinehurst in 1987 and moved to the area full-time in 1994.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, Scott and his wife, Kathy, of
Southern Pines, Hugh of Bath, Maine, Craig and his wife, Kelly, of Lake
City, Fla., Brett and his wife, Susan, of Bath, Maine, and Stuart of
Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and nine grandchildren who reside in Colorado, Maine, Florida
A memorial service was held at the Village Chapel in Pinehurst, N.C.
Sunday, with Dr. Larry Ellis officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Research
Department, Southeast Division, Inc., 2200 Lake Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30319;
or to the Carolina Medical Center, Carolina Neuromuscular ALS Center, PO Box
32681, Charlotte, NC 28323-2861.
Benjamin E. "Tim" Emley
EMLEY, Benjamin E. "Tim" age 72, of Germantown, OH passed away at home on Thursday March 31, 2005, with his family by his side. He was born January 23, 1933, at the current Emley Homestead in Germantown. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence A. (1971) and Mary M. Emley (1997); and also 3 brothers, Clarence T. (1961), John F. (2001) and George A. Emley (1998). He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Phyllis A. (Boyd) Emley; his son and daughter-in-law, Timothy R. and Janae M. Emley; his daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca A. and Michael S. Sroufe; 2 special granddaughters, Stefanie J. Emley and Sydney A. Sroufe and grandson, Barrett J. Condy all of Germantown, OH; 2 sisters, Mary Martha Emley of Germantown, OH and Lorna J. (Dan) Anslinger of Woodbridge, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A life-long resident of Germantown, he graduated from Germantown High School in 1951. He was active in numerous activities, but excelled in baseball and football; he wore his "Cardinal" red proudly. He served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and with Navy Patrol Squadron 21 (VP-21) from 1956 to 1957 as an Aviation Electronics Technician. Ben received an Honorable Discharge.
He attended the General Motors Institute and learned his trade as a Quality Control Engineer. He worked for the Ledex Co. in Vandalia, OH for more than fifteen years; then for Hughes Aircraft Co., in Tucson, AZ, as a Field Quality Control Engineer until retirement in 1995. After retirement he worked at the First National Bank in Germantown; also at Dr. Joseph "Buzzy" Pierce, D.D.S. A life-long member of the (formerly Wesley) Germantown United Methodist Church; he served as a Sunday School Teacher (Faith Seekers Class) and Superintendent for many years. Tim also sang in the church Choir and local Christian singing group Christ Connection.
He was an avid Valley View Spartan sports fan and supporter. In addition he was a member of the Germantown Lions Club, and active in many community projects and events. A Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather (Pa), Brother and Friend to many, he touched many lives with his smile, sense of humor and stories.
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 4/2/2005.
Tom Nicholson, 58-61, LH-2
Tom Nicholson, 58-61. Brunswick Diner, 2001
THOMAS J. NICHOLSON JR. – of Manchester, NH, died July 3, 2005, at Kindred Hospital in Brighton, MA. Tom was born 24 August 1939 in Beverly, MA, son of the late Florence (Anderberg) and Thomas J. Nicholson Sr. Tom graduated from high school in Newburyport, MA, and received his bachelor's degree in political science from Rivier College in Nashua, NH.
Tom joined the Navy and flew as an aircrewman on the Lockheed Neptune P2V-7, from 1958 to 1962 while in Navy Patrol Squadron VP-21, based in Brunswick, ME, Tom also saw duty in-country during the Vietnam War. Tom was a member of the Association of Naval Aviation. Tom was very proud of his service and enjoyed all things Navy.
After eight years in the Navy, Tom worked for the FAA Boston Center in Nashua, NH for 30 years, retiring in 2000 as an Automation Manager. Tom was also a member of the ATA.
Tom loved old radio programs like "The Shadow", and also had a vast comic book collection. Prior to his 14 month long illness, Tom enjoyed playing golf.
Survivors include his fiance' Meggen Hamel of Manchester; NH, a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Patrick Williams of Merrimac, NH; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas J. III and Jennifer Nicholson of Brea, CA, and Timothy Nicholson of Nashua; sblings Maureen Craven and husband Charles of Dover, Edwin Nicholson of Deering, Richard Nicholson of Cambridge, MA, and Cheryl Smith and husband Jay of Newburyport, MA; three grandchildren, Zachary S. Nicholson of Derry, and Hannah and Matthew Williams of Merrimac; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Burial at Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack. We are requesting that donations be made to
the American Heart Association www.americanheart.org
in lieu of flowers but if people would just remember the wonderful man that he was, that is all that we would want.....Kelly (Nicholson) Williams, daughter. firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph T. Simard, ADC, USN, VP-21 57-60
BRUNSWICK - Joseph T. Simard, 92, of Brunswick passed away peacefully on June 25, 2005 in the comfort of his home after a long and eventful life.
Born in Manchester, N.H. to a family of 12 children in 1913, he was the son of Henry L. and Anna M. Danielson Simard. His family settled in the Lynn, MA, area. Joe began a career in the Navy in 1934 as a young man, and his assignments over the years took him all over the world. His journey provided him with an education learned through living, and although he did not have the luxury of formal education Joe was fluent in three languages, and stressed the value of education to his family.
He was witness and participant to the evolution of the flying Navy. Joe retired from active duty in 1961 at Brunswick Naval Air Station as Chief Petty Officer who had a distinguished record with both the patrol squadrons and the shore patrol.
After his Navy retirement, Joe managed the Officer's Club at BNAS, managed the stock and warehouse at the WT Grant's at Cook's Corner, and eventually turned his long-time coin collecting hobby into his retirement business, the Coin and Stamp Corner in the old Grand City store.
Joe was a long time resident of Brunswick after orders assigning him to BNAS brought him to the area in the early 1950's. He married Viola L. Smith who predeceased him in 1983. Together they raised a family that included 9 children, and today the Simard name is well recognized in the Mid-Coast region as a result of the growing family tree.
Joe was a devout Catholic and an active member of St. John's Church. Many of his children and some of his grandchildren attended St. John's School. Joe was an engaging man who enjoyed bowling in leagues and with his family well into his eighties. Family bowling is a tradition with the Simard family still today. He also enjoyed teaching what he knew about his hobbies and interests to his children and grandchildren. Perhaps his greatest passion was for hunting and fishing and the camaraderie that developed with his hunting camp and fishing trip buddies. He began heading off to the north Maine woods for fall and spring sojourns while horses were still used to hauling wood and the roads were few and far between. He was well known in the Alagash watershed and was a friend to many of the woodcutters there. Joe was fond of leisure travel as well and in his recent past was accompanied by his companion Germaine on excursions to Europe and across the USA.
Surviving are siblings, Norman Simard of Florida, Lorenzo Simard of Lynn, MA, Robert Simard of Florida, Cecille Branscom of Lynn, MA, and Wilfred Simard of Lynn, MA.
Surviving children include, Geraldine Shastid of Amarillo, TX, Joseph T. Simard, Jr. and his wife, Robin of Charlottesville, VA, Norman C. Simard of Indianapolis, IN., Roland F. Simard and his wife, Deborah of Bath, Richard R. Simard and his wife, Holly of Freeport, Gregory J. Simard and his wife, Brigitte of Brunswick, Suzanne E. Poliquin of Manchester, NH.
Deceased children are Mary M. Strahl who died in 1987 and Robert E. Simard who died in 1973, a brother and five sisters. He is also survived by his fiancé, Germaine Bois of Brunswick, many, many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Friends may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M., Thursday, June 30, 2005 at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 A.M., Friday, July 1, 2005 at St. John the Baptist Church, 39 Pleasant Street, Brunswick with the Rev. Michael McGarrigle officiating. Interment with military honors will be held at St. John's Cemetery, Brunswick.
In Joe's memory memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Church, 39 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011.
Bill Drane, AT3, VP-21 62-64
Drane, William J., of Delray Beach passed away on April 7, 2005 on his 64th birthday. He is survived by his wife, Gail M. Drane; his sister, Carol Drane Hoskins of Minneapolis; his son, David Scott Drane of New York City and partner Paul Morrison; his daughter, Kimberly Drane Madey of Raleigh, NC and husband, Jeffery A.; his sons, John J. Finn of Delray Beach and fiancée, Kristin Blackburn, Michael A. Finn also of Delray Beach and wife, Kimberly; his two beloved grandsons, Jacob Drane and Joshua Stanley Madey. He also leaves his lifelong friends, Kathleen Cooper and James Summers of Boca Raton, FL and his beloved dogs, Abby, Vinnie, and Jamie.
Bill served in the U.S. Navy as a member of Patrol Squadron 21(VP-21) as an Aviation Electronics Technician from 1962 to 1964. Bill was also a member of the VP-21/ VPB-111 Veterans Association. Bill always thought of his days in VP21 as some of the best in his life. It trained him for his job with IBM, he saw a lot of the world and made wonderful friends.
Bill was employed by IBM for 37 years in Boca Raton and Raleigh, NC. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all. His kindness, generosity, sense of fair play, and humble spirit are just some of the wonderful qualities that made up this beautiful person. We will miss him and know he is with his heavenly Father. A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, April 16th at 1:00 P.M., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 701 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL, with the Reverend Dennis Glick officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of Bill may be sent to Team JAM c/o Kim Madey, 8120 Bentwood Place, Raleigh, NC 27615. LORNE & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Delray Beach in charge of arrangements. Published in the Sun-Sentinel on 4/10/2005
Raymond "Bud" Baber, LTJG, VP-21 52-55
Norm Roinestad (left) and Bud Baber - 1999 reunion
Raymond "Bud" Baber passed away in Lake Orion, MI, on September 4, 2005. Bud was 76 years of age and had been married to Suzanne for 48 years. Bud served in VP 21 as a pilot from 1953 to 1955. During his service Bud demonstrated not only his excellent flying skills but his great organizational skills and his concern for the well being of both the flight and ground crews of the Squadron. He organized a squadron baseball team which competed in the Mediterranean area during the squadron's Malta deployment. He organized many social events for the squadron including bar-b-ques, picnics and athletic activities both in the States and during deployments. He organized a picnic for a large group of orphans in Malta which had the children visit the squadron, tour the planes and have a great time eating and visiting with the squadron personnel. It is with great sadness and fond memories that we bid farewell to our comrade and friend.
Submitted by R. L. Wolen, VP-21, 53-56
Bud is survived by his wife Suzanne, sister Norrine Valentine of FL, brother James (Yvonne) Baber of TX, sister Katherine Jennings of Oxford, brother Carl (Aida) Baber SR. of WA, sisters Jeannie Hilleary of IN and the late Patricia Anderson; also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Mr. Baber was an Advertising Executive for Campbell-Ewald Advertising Firm. He was a Graduate of General Motors Institute and was a St. Joseph Mercy volunteer for 11 years.
Jack Boniface, VP-21, 61-64
Captain John G. Boniface, USN retired, died October 13, 2005 in McKinney, TX of end stage Waldenstrom's macroglobulenemia.
He was born Oct. 1, 1922 in Cheyenne, WY when his father, the late Col. John J. Boniface U.S. Cavalry, was commanding officer of Fort D.A.Russell.
Jack, as his friends knew him, graduated from Austin High School in El Paso and the Allen Academy in Bryan. He graduated from the U.S.Naval Academy on June 6, 1945, with the class of 1946. He was also a graduate of the school of Naval Warfare at the Naval War College, and earned a M.S. in International Relations from George Washington University.
He served in USS Bunker Hill, USS steamer Bay, and USS Pasadena before reporting to Flight training. After receiving his wings, he served in Patrol Squadron Two, BAR El Segundo, and VR-23 Det. Phil. before duty in the NROTC Unit at the university of Missouri, Columbia.
Subsequently, he served in Patrol Squadron Twenty One from 1961 to 1964, Patrol Squadron Thirty, as navigator in USS Lake Champlain, and on the staff of the Naval War College. Commands include Patrol Squadron Twenty-one from 16 October 1963 to 16 October 1964, USS Chara AE-31, with retirement as Commander Fleet Air Wing 8.
Decorations include: American Defense medal, Asiatic Pacific, China Service Extended, WWII Victory medal, National Defense Service medal with one star, Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, Korean Service medal, United Nations Service medal, Vietnam Service medal with four stars, Vietnam Campaign medal with device, and Bronze Star medal.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth (Beegee); a daughter, Elizabeth Hurst; two sons, Cdr. John M. Boniface, 1971, and Capt. William S. Boniface, 1972; eight grandchildren, including LTJG Robin M. Boniface, 2002; and one great-granddaughter.
He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, USNA Alumni Association, Dadaelians, VFW, American Legion, and the Fleet Reserve Association. Inurnment of ashes will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to IWMF, 3932 D Swift Road, Sarasota, Fl 34231-6541.
Louis "Louie" Bresiano
“Louie” Bresciano was deceased on November 6, 1995 at the age of 83.
'Waldo' John D. Lane
I came across your website while searching for information about VP-21. It is a great website!. My brother ADR2 John D. Lane died 18 May 1979 at Lajes, Azores while TAD with VP-93 out of Selfridge AFB, MI.He was a TAR and had made Chief. I remember as a young boy looking at the pictures John had taken of the P2V-5F's that VP-21 had when he first got to the squadron in 1958. He was a plane captain and flew on LH-9 on several deployments.
Robert L. Wolen 77, Greenwood, IN, died December 27, 2005.
LT Bob Wolen was a Naval Aviator and member of the US Navy's Patrol Squadron 21
(VP-21) from 1952 to 1955. Bob was also an active member of the
VP-21/ VPB-111 Veterans Association.
After 29 years as a research biochemist, he retired from Eli Lilly and Co. in 1991.
He immediately began his new career as a volunteer attorney for Indiana Legal
Services Elder Law division and for the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.
He also volunteered in many other capacities throughout his life. Memorial
services will be held at Crown Hill Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m. Friday,
December 30, with calling from 1 to 3 p.m. Memorial contributions may be
made to Wishard Hospital Foundation Palliative Care, 1001 West 10th St.
46202 or to Indiana Legal Services Elder Law, 151 N. Delaware 46204.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Marion; two devoted daughters, Sonya and
Rosalind; two nieces, Juanita and Eileen; one nephew, Ralph, and their
Nolan Tabor, AXC, 63-66
Norfolk - Nolan (Pete) Tabor of Elizabeth Avenue in Norfolk passed away in
his home on January 22, 2006. He was born in Witchita, Kansas in 1930 and
graduated from Belle Plain High School in 1948. Nolan retired as a Chief
Petty Officer from the U.S. Navy in 1971 after 20 years of active duty and
relocated with his family to Norfolk. Nolan served in Patrol Squadron VP-21
from 1963 to 1966. He was a veteran of the Korean and
Vietnam Wars and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a member of the Fleet
Nolan’s greatest pride was his family. He is survived by his wife of 53
years, Kathryn (Kay) Tabor, their 6 children, 14 grandchildren and 4
great-grandchildren. His children and their spouses include: George and
Rhonda Tabor Glazner of Chesapeake; Steve and Tina Tabor Boyle of St
Charles, Missouri; Carl and Alice Ann Tabor Sabatini of Bristow, Virginia;
Bennett (Ben) and Cari Tabor of Poquoson; Carter and Jeanne Tabor Barnard of
Portsmouth; and Jeff and Nola Tabor Sawyer of Virginia Beach. Grandchildren
include: Suzanne Glazner Prather of Lighthouse Point, Florida; Andrew
Glazner of Chesapeake; Timothy (Timmy) Glazner of Chesapeake; Laural Cleary
of Norfolk, Alex and Megan Boyle of St. Charles, Missouri; Michael Sabatini
(deceased), Caroline and Christopher Sabatini of Bristow, Virginia; Heather
and Joel Tabor of Poquoson; Chase and Maddy Barnard of Portsmouth; and Kayla
and Julia Sawyer of Virginia Beach. Great-grandchildren include: Ethan and
Matheson (Matt) Prather of Lighthouse Point, Florida; and Rylan and Delanie
Cleary of Norfolk.
Capt. James R. Sheets
TOPSHAM — Captain James Robert (Bob) Sheets passed away May 22, 2006, at home on Abenaki Drive, with his family and friends by his side. He had been battling the effects of pulmonary fibrosis for many years.
He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of Loren K. and Margie Allen Sheets.
He was educated in West Virginia schools and graduated from Morris Harvey College (University of Charleston) in 1954. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Kappa Fraternity.
He married Joan Mendel, and they celebrated their 51st anniversary in October.
He received his commission in the Navy in 1954 and served on a coastal mine-sweeper before going to flight training in Pensacola. He was then assigned to VP23 from 1958 to 1962. After two years at the Naval Security Station in Washington, D.C., he reported to VP21 as maintenance officer.
He was selected to go to the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., in the Command and Staff College then reported to Commander Fleet Air Keflavik, Iceland, where he was instrumental in setting up the first Tactical Support Center. In conjunction with this job, he traveled to Scotland, England and Norway as part of NATO. Much to his delight, he was selected to Command VP10 where he deployed to Bermuda, the Azores and Spain.
The next four years found the family in Naples, Italy, where he was on the MARAIRMED staff and then on the NATO staff as "The Number Two Turk" to a Turkish admiral. It was in Naples that he was selected to the rank of captain and ordered to the Naval War College as president of the senior course.
The Naval Air Development Center in Warminster, Pa., was his next assignment as chief of staff. Crystal City, Va., then became his office as fire and safety officer for the Navy, and from there he retired.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reloading for his friends, teaching hunter safety and being with his family and friends. He was a lifetime member of NRA and the Lisbon Fish and Game Association. Bob was a member of Ashla Lodge Masons in Auburn. He was a loving, supportive husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; daughters, Teri Griffin of Rathdrum, Idaho, Brigitte Moler of Topsham, Karen Moody of Harpswell; and one son, Brian Sheets of Portland; six grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-grandson.
Memorial services were held at West Harpswell Baptist Church on Route 123 on May 30 at 7 p.m.
John V. Aquilino
1930 - 2006
LEWISTON - John V. Aquilino, 76, of Fayette, passed away on Friday, Aug. 18, at Central Maine Medical Center with his loving family by his side.
Born in Bronx, N.Y., on Jan. 20, 1930, he was the son of Urban and Rose Ludovicco Aquilino.
He retired from the United States Navy and Bath Iron Works. John served in VP-21 from 1962 to 1966 as an AMS1. He loved to cook and sung while doing so.
He is survived by his wife, Clemence; a sister, Eleanora and husband, Melvin Geno of Quechee, Vt.; four nieces, Susan, Deborah, Claudia, and Amy; and a nephew, Dana.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Kenneth L. Noll,
Ken Noll - Center
Ken Noll - Reclining
Ken Noll - Right
Kenneth L. Noll, 75, of Lake Street, North Manheim Township, died Monday morning at home.
Born in Pottsville, Oct. 10, 1930, he was a son of the late John V. and Minnie R. Freeman Noll.
During the Korean War, Ken served in the Navy Patrol Squadron, VP-21, from 1950 to 1953, homeport Brunswick, Maine, as an Aviation Machinists Mate.
He was last employed by Coca Cola Bottling Company, Pottsville, as a service manager until retiring in 1993.
He was a member of Second Mountain Rod and Gun Club and Cressona American Legion. He was also a life member of Pottsville VFW.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Noll,
Surviving is his wife, Phyllis M. Schaeffer Noll. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in April.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kyle Schwenk, Auburn, and Stacie Urban, Port Carbon; a brother, Charles Noll, Coal Castle; five grandchildren, Carla Wingle, Aletha Viars, Eric Alvarez, Letitia Watson and Anthony Alvarez; 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will be no public viewing. Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., Schuylkill Haven, is in charge of arrangements.
Ron Lenhoff, AT2, 52-55
Lyn & Ron, 2002
Ron Lenhoff died 11-25-2006. Visitation will be at Linnemann Funeral Home Thur. eve 11-30-2006, from 6 - 8 pm.,
30 Commonwealth Ave,
Funeral will be at St. Barbara Catholic Ch., Friday morning
My father asked that I send this out upon his death. It was prepared by him a few months ago when he realized his time would be limited. .
Dear Friends and shipmates;
As you read this,my liberty time on earth has been cancelled and I have been called to the C.O.s office in the sky for replay of my time on earth.
It was a good time with a lot of friends and shipmates.
To my shipmates in the Association, THANK YOU for being my friend.I enjoyed your friendship.
To my CREW,Fred Norm Bill and Teo,a special thank you for making my stay on earth a memorable one.Thank you for being there.
To my shipmates from the 52' to 55' era ,thank you for being a part of my life!It was a great time,with lots of good memories.I hope I can take them with me.
To my friends in T.B.P.A.,Thank you for being my friend. Your friendship meant a lot to me.
To my old schoolmates,we had a good run,with lots of memories!
I LEAVE YOU ALL WITH MY LOVE AND RESPECT. REMEMBER ME IN YOUR PRAYERS.
The Jane Sparrow family, England
My name is Jane and I am a cousin of the Lenhoff family in England. We were
all saddened over here to hear of Ron's death. We will all have fond,
special memories of him. He loved to visit England and I remember laughing
with him on numerous occasions. One particular occasion was when the
American elections were on and he said of Hilary Clinton "If that woman gets
into the Whitehouse, I'm moving to England!" I also remember the time he and
Evelyn went to Tenerife in the Canaries with us on one of their visits. He
went to the top of Mount Teide with me on the cable car and I have a
wonderful photo of him there, also the trip to Cadbury World which he
adored. He welcomed me into his home with such warmth and generosity when I
We will all miss him.
Love and condolences to his family
Jane and the Sparrow family. 11-26-2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Recording legend dead at 75
Ron Lenhoff helped define "Cincinnati sound"
By Rick Bird
Post staff reporter
In the old black and white pictures of Ron Lenhoff from the 1960s, he looks like the quintessential engineer - button-down white shirt and geeky glasses, sitting at a control panel.
But those pictures are deceiving. Lenhoff was not creating rocket science, but rock 'n' roll.
He helped define the "Cincinnati sound" for James Brown's seminal hits mostly recorded at King Records, where Lenhoff was Brown's personal recording engineer from 1964 to 1972.
Lenhoff, of Independence, Ky., died Sunday morning at his home after a battle with stomach cancer. He was 75.
His name can be found in the credits of almost every James Brown record from the '60s, including all of his hits: "Cold Sweat," "Sex Machine," "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag."
"He was James Brown's favorite engineer at King. When I was 17, I wanted to know why," remembers Bootsy Collins, the Cincinnati funk legend and Rock Hall of Fame inductee who joined Brown's band as the hot-shot teenaged bassist in 1969.
"What I saw was Ron's attention to detail. Where the mike was placed, where you had a musician and where you should stand, your section, your spot, and every amp had to be a certain volume," Collins said. "The reason being we recorded all the instruments live, so it was very important where you stood in conjunction with your fellow band member."
Lenhoff, born in Elsmere, Ky., and raised in Newport, went into the Navy after graduation in 1949 from Newport Catholic High.
"He was a radio and electronics expert on the P2V bomber," said a son, Mark Lenhoff, of Burlington.
In the 1950s, Ron Lenhoff worked at, then bought, the Fidelity studio, where he cut his recording teeth, his son said.
In 1964, he was hired by King Records as its chief engineer. At the time, the studio's star was Brown, but his relationship with King owner Syd Nathan was often a contentious one. Lenhoff smoothed things out and helped the "Godfather of Soul" find his sound.
Collins remembers the recording environment Lenhoff created.
"He was always on time, and wanted you to be, too. He wanted everything perfect. James really liked that in him, but then sometimes James did not want things so perfect and Ron knew when to compromise to make the Godfather feel in control. Musicians can be strange cats," Collins said.
Mark Lenhoff remembers the Saturday night in 1968 when the phone rang at their home.
"It's James Brown. He was doing a concert in Nashville, and he wants to record tonight. My dad said, 'Well, we have to drive,' and my mom said, 'Take Mark, he'll help you stay awake.'"
By the time they arrived, it was 1 a.m.
"At two, the session started and they did 'Sex Machine.' I was 13-years-old," Mark Lenhoff said. "I had no idea what was going on. I know it took several hours to record it, but they ended up using the first take."
The tune would define Brown's new style of aggressive funk music, the recording to this day a rugged R&B classic. Lenhoff used his trick of slightly speeding up the final mix to give it an even more in-your-face feel.
Brown insisted that Lenhoff be listed as a composer of the song, so for years he got royalty checks from it, Mark Lenhoff said.
Ron Lenhoff and Brown had a public reunion in June of 1997 when Brown wanted a tour of the old King Records building on Brewster Avenue in Evanston. Brown had toyed with the idea of relaunching the studio to support new artists, and wanted to see his old digs.
The encounter set the two men to reminiscing. Lenhoff told The Post that day: "James was the only man I knew who could go into a studio with one line to a song and come out with a hit record. We recorded 'Cold Sweat' in one take, in mono, and it went directly to vinyl.
Lenhoff lamented the closing of King when the studio was sold.
"It was the only studio that had acoustics all its own," he said.
King Records folded in the early '70s as Brown moved on to a new label. Mark Lenhoff says his dad had offers to engineer in other cities, but decided to stay in Northern Kentucky with a "sensible job" to make sure his family was stable. So for the next 20 years, he was an elevator engineer.
But even after the King glory days, Ron Lenhoff would still get calls from Brown, Mark Lenhoff said.
"James called some three times in the '70s and wanted my dad to come on the road with him as his sound man. He went twice to Africa and Europe once on tours."
Collins remembers Lenhoff as an engineer who knew how to take care of a bunch of young crazy funk players creating cutting edge music.
"He knew his equipment and what it was capable of doing, and sometimes he would push it to the limits. That's what I really liked about him. He was not scared of blowing things up, like a speaker or two, to make you happy or feel good about what we were doing. Maybe he just did it because we were kids. But he sure knew how to balance his work with the artists and that is a gig in itself."
Collins said those who never knew Lenhoff should listen to "Sex Machine." "The sound of that record will never die or be duplicated."
Copyright 2006, The Post
Francis Kieper, 89, of Chappaqua, NY, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne, NY from prostate cancer.
Born February 20, 1918 in Oswego, NY, he was graduated from Oswego State Teachers College in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He moved to Chappaqua in 1940 to teach industrial arts at the Robert E. Bell School, was subsequently appointed to the guidance staff, and later became Assistant Vice Principal until his retirement in 1978. He earned 2 Master of Arts Degrees from New York University and had 33 graduate hours.
He enlisted in the Navy for pilot flight training at the start of WWII and was called to duty in 1942. He served in England and Africa flying 4-engine B-24 Liberator Patrol Bombers on anti-sub warfare missions, then was re-assigned to VPB-111 the Pacific area flying 14 hour missions during 3 invasions in the Philippines. As Lieutenant, he flew 66 missions with the same crew until the end of the war in 1946. He earned the US Navy Wings of Gold, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 6 Air Medals for action against the enemy. He continued his association with the Navy Reserves and in 1958 became Commanding Officer of the Squadron; in 1962 he became Captain, flying at NAS in Brooklyn, NY in Patrol Squadron VP 832. He was next appointed a Battalion Commander and 2 years later became Chief of Staff for the Air Wing overseeing 3000 people. He retired from the Navy in 1978.
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.
Samuel Bowden, 82
Samuel Bowden, 82, of Etowah, passed away Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at Pardee
Hospital from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease.He was born
in Huntington, Long Island, N.Y., a son of the late Samuel W. and Nellie
Hall Bowden and has been a Henderson County resident for 10 years.He was a
Navy veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. Following his
discharge from the service, he was employed in the electrical department of
Grumman Aerospace for more than 39 years prior to retiring in 1989.An
outdoorsman, he was registered and active in the Boy Scouts of America for
more than 65 years, enjoyed gardening and taking care of the birds that
would visit his garden, was a lifelong bowler and was active in Trinity
Episcopal Church in Long Island. Locally he was a member of the Church of
the Holy Family in Mills River. In addition to his parents, he is also
preceded in death by a brother, Norman Bowden.He is survived by his loving
wife of 54 years, Jane Schling Bowden; two sons, Mark Bowden and his wife,
Meg, of Virginia; Richard Bowden of Nevada; a daughter, Marjorie Bowden of
New York; four grandchildren, Mark Bowden Jr., Tyler Bowden, Garret Bowden
and Rindi Fredlund; one great-grandson, Aiden Fredlund, a sister, Ida
Scudder of Long Island, N.Y.; as well as several nieces and nephews.A
memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy
Family in Mills River. The Rev. Jerry Beschta will officiate. In lieu of
flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, PO
Box 152079, Irving, Texas, 75015 or to the Church of the Holy Family,
Building Fund, 419 Turnpike Rd., Horse Shoe, N.C., 28742.Thos. Shepherd &
Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center are in charge of the
George J. Kapolka, 86, of Deltona, Fla., and formerly of Shelby Township, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at his home.
> Mr. Kapolka retired in 1980 as a supervisor at General Motors after 20 years of employment as a pattern maker. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in DeBary, Fla. He served in the U.S. Navy's Patrol Bomber Squadron VPB-111 during World War II as a crew chief and top turret gunner on the B-24 Liberator. His crew was also part of the air forces during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944.
He loved fishing, playing his harmonica and accordion. He also enjoyed lapidary, working with stained glass and had a deep love of nature and astronomy. Mr. Kapolka is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bernice M.; children, Frances M. (Roger) Robertson, Karen (Roy) Munzel, and Suzanne M. (Lawrence Jr.) Noe, all of Michigan; siblings, David V. Kapolka of Davenport, Iowa, and Betty Hamerlinck of Bettendorf, Iowa; grandchildren, John R. Robertson, Carolyn M. Robertson-White, Robert G. and Sheila R. Kroll, Lawrence J. III and Lorell S. Noe; and great-grandson, Tyrese T. White.
> 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.
Maryon, John Ellsworth
June 14, 1938-Nov. 13, 2007
John Ellsworth Maryon, 69, of El Cajon died Nov. 13. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was a U.S. Customs supervisor. He was retired from the Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Maryon; son, John Maryon of Carlsbad; stepdaughters, Deborah Hock of La Mesa and Sandra Justman of Foster City; stepson, Robert Hock of Manhattan, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
Services: none announced.
Inurnment: 11 a.m. Thursday, Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Cabrillo Memorial Drive, Point Loma.
Donations: San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92103.
Arrangements: El Camino Memorial-La Mesa Chapel.
Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on 11/26/2007
ALAMEDA, Isadore ''Izzy''
Died peacefully, at home, in West Sacramento, October 15, 2007 after suffering with congestive heart failure for years. Beloved husband of 43 years to Jean Alameda. Loving father of Mark (Samantha) Alameda & their children, Austin & Madeline; and Kristi (Lee Randolph) Alameda. Beloved father of the children from his first marriage, Cynthia Alameda, Julie (Ron) Eddlemon & John (Ann) Alameda. Grandfather of Nicole, Natasha, Bryan, Angela & Jesse. Great-grand- father of eight. Pre- ceded in death by his parents, John & Marian and his infant daughter, Michelle. He graduated from Marysville High in 1947 and participated on the relay track team, played the trumpet and was a cheerleader. After graduating, he served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Navy Air Force aboard the USS Midway from 1948 through 1951. He retired from the CA State Auto Assoc. as the Berkeley District Office Manager after 29 years of service. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for 31 years, most recently the Vallejo Elks Lodge #559. Izzy loved his rose garden, reading, doing crossword puzzles, watching sports and especially dancing with Jean and playing with his youngest grandchildren. He may have been small in stature but his personality was larger than life. At his request, no services will be held. Private inurnment of his cremated remains will take place at a later date.
Konkolics, Joseph Edward
Konkolics, Joseph Edward - March 4, 1923-Jan. 4, 2003 Joseph Edward
Konkolics, 79, of Poway died Jan. 4. He was born in Bethlehem, Pa., and was
a Chief Petty Officer.
Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on 1/26/2003.
Mr. Burchard Poole, 84, of Lake Mary passed away on Friday, September 28th,
2007 at Summerville at Lake Mary. Burchard was born in Aiken County, SC on
October 2, 1922. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer (RET)
in WW II, Korean and during Vietnam, retiring in 1967. Chief Poole, ATC, served in VP-21 from September of 1961to 1964. Following his Navy career he relocated to Florida, opened Sunshine TV and Repair in Sanford before retiring after 25 years. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Margaret. Burchard is remembered by his son, Ronald of Lake Mary, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Friends are invited to call for visitation on Sunday, September 30th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Brisson Funeral
Home. A Graveside Service will be held at Oaklawn Park Cemetery at 10:30 AM
Adcock, James H.
ADCOCK James H. Adcock - age 86, born in Dallas, TX and a resident of
Orange Beach, AL died Sunday, December 16, 2007. He was born July 22, 1921.
Survivors include three children and four grandchildren. Visitation will be
held at Pine Rest Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 from 1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at Pine Rest Funeral Home on
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 2:00 PM. Burial will take place in Pine Rest
Memorial Park, Foley, AL. Funeral arrangements are handled by Pine Rest
Funeral Home, Foley, AL.
Wiley, Eugene N.
Mr. Eugene (Gene) Nichols Wiley, 75, died Thursday (May 1, 2008) at his home after a long illness. He was a native of Sycamore, Georgia. He resided in Hoboken, Georgia for the past 51 years. He was the husband of Mary Lee (Dowling) Wiley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Ernest Wiley and Zena Wiley; his brothers, Wallace, Don, and Charles Wiley; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elton and Ruby Dowling.
He loved the Lord and was a long time member of Hoboken Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and Deacon.
He proudly served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Ordnanceman, Third Class, in Patrol Squadron Twenty One (VP-21)
from 1951 to 1955, receiving an honorable discharge in 1955. Go to Gene Wiley's biography
He received degrees in education from Georgia Teachers College and Georgia Southern College. He served as a school teacher for 26 years at Hoboken and Brantley County High Schools. He was passionate about teaching young people and influencing their lives in a positive way. During his tenure at Hoboken High School, he enjoyed coaching the boys' varsity basketball team. After retiring from teaching, he supervised education programs at the Ware State Prison for 11 years.
A loving husband and father, he is survived by Mary Lee Wiley of Hoboken and three children, Nick Wiley of Tallahassee, FL, Kitty Cheatham of Waycross, Zena Tyler of Flowery Branch, GA; their spouses Evelyn Wiley, David Cheatham, Matt Tyler; and seven grandchildren, Nicki, Emma, and Erin Collins (and their father Tony Collins), Grayson and Zane Tyler, and Duncan and Brooks Wiley. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, the Reverend Jim and Sandra Wiley of Rochelle. Other surviving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law include Joann Price, Marguerite Wiley, Willene Wiley, Ray and Betty Dowling, Russell and Ruby Dowling, Stanley Dowling, Michael and Carole Dowling,
and Phillip and Elizabeth Dowling. His life was enriched by many loving nephews
nieces, cousins, friends, and students.
A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Sunday (May 4, 2008) at Hoboken Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Music Funeral Home in Waycross from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Also friends are welcome to visit the family at the Wiley home in Hoboken at other times. The Ruth Sunday School Class is requested to meet at the Church Sunday at 2:40 p.m. to serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hoboken Baptist Church Building Fund would be appreciated. Please mail donations to Hoboken Baptist Church, PO Box 247, Hoboken, GA 31542. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.
Russ, Cecil Martin
Just letting you know that my husband, Cecil Martin Russ, passed away May
> 25, 2008 at home in DeBary, Florida. Am giving you a rundown on his Navy
> Enlisted in the U.S. Navy as Apprentice Seaman May 23, 1939, at the Naval
> Air Station, Opa Locka, Fl.
> Transferred to the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fl, Sept. 15, 1940.
> During this term of service rose in rating to Aviation Machinist Mate,
> first class.
> Entered U.S. Navy flight schools Oct. 6, 1942. Schools included the
> University of Georgia, Naval Pilot Training at New Orleans, and Naval
> Pilot Training at Pensacola.
> Graduated from pilot training July 14, 1943, appointed rank of Ensign.
> Transferred to U.S. Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fl, for operational
> flight training.
> Assigned to the European War Theater 1944 to serve as second pilot in
> heavy, four-engine Bombers based at French Morocco, North Africa.
> *Bombing Squadron 111* reassigned from the European Theater to the Pacific
> War Theater. Served from December 1944 to July 1945. Participated in the
> war zones in the Pacific at Saipan, Tinian, Moratai, Ewo Jima,
> Philippines, Okinawa, Borneo. Appointed rank of Lieutenant (j.g.) USN.
> Returned to the U.S. to the Jacksonville Naval Air Station as flight
> instructor in twin-engine Beechcraft, July 1945.
> Presented U.S. Navy medals: Distinguished Flying Cross, three Air Medals,
> and U.S. Navy Unit Commendation on December 1945 by Commander Weymouth.
> Discharged May 12, 1946 as flight instructor at Jacksonville and entered
> the Naval Reserve Service. After 3 years in college resigned the Naval
> Total years service from enlistment in the U.S. Navy in 1939 to the
> resignation in 1949 were 10 years: 7 years active duty and 3 years
> reserve duty.
> Martin was very proud of his service in the Navy and he was buried in his
> uniform. Yes, he could still get in his uniform!
> Please remove his name from your mailing list. My heart is heavy, but I
> know it is for the best. We are looking for the Lord to come back when we
> will be reunited.
> Very sincerely,
> Corinne W. Russ
Roscoe, Harvey H.
Of Acton, formerly Brockton, Jan. 12, 2008. Beloved husband of 55 yrs.
of Loretta (Malinsky). Father of Gregory Roscoe of Falmouth, ME, Donna
Nickerson of Framingham, Andrew Roscoe of Dunkirk, MD, Patricia Slattery of
Stow, MA & Joan Abbott of Higganum, CT. Proud grandfather of 9
grandchildren. Brother of Norman, David & Robert Roscoe & Harriet Foster. A
celebration of Harvey's life will be held Wed., Jan. 16th at 10am at the VA
Chapel, (Bld 81) 200 Springs Rd, Bedford, with a reception to follow at the
family home, 6 Cherry Ridge Rd, Acton. Those who wish may make memorial
contributions to the Harvey H. Roscoe Memorial Fund, c/o Middlesex Savings
Bank, 577 Mass Ave, Acton, MA 01720, established to benefit hospice &
paliative care at the GRECC Unit at the VA Hospital, Bedford. US Navy
aviator WW II; Distinguished Flying Cross recipient; MIT grad; ret.
Published in the Boston Globe from 1/14/2008 - 1/15/2008.
Finley, Ralph A.
EAST LIVERPOOL - Ralph A. Finley of Eagle Drive died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday,
May 20, 2008, at the East Liverpool City Hospital, where he had been a
patient since Tuesday. He was 85.
Having lived in East Liverpool most of his life, where he was born Feb. 16,
1923, a son of the late Ralph and Hannah Finley, he also resided in
Scottsdale, Ariz., from 1985 to 2005.
A long-time member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in East Liverpool he
had belonged to St. Barnabas-on-the-Desert Episcopal Church when in Arizona.
A 1940 graduate of East Liverpool High School, he then attended Western
Reserve University where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha social
fraternity, prior to serving as a naval aviator in the South Pacific for the
His military career began with 18 months of training, which saw him
commissioned an officer, eventually rising from the rank of ensign to that
of lieutenant. He became the first pilot of a PB4Y-2 Privateer attack
bomber, receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross, four air medals and a
personal commendation ribbon.
A licensed commercial pilot with single-and multi-engine land and sea
ratings, he was instrument-flight licensed. He was noted for having once
looped the Chester Bridge in a sea plane following World War II.
Active in all phases of community life from radio announcing, parking
enforcer, tour director, and his ability to gain entrance to any event, to
being a counselor at the Pine Ridge YMCA Camp, Mr. Finley knew no strangers.
In addition, he organized the Better Business Bureau in East Liverpool and
was a member of the East Liverpool Chamber of Commerce for many years. He
was a former member and president of the East Liverpool Merchants
Association and was a recipient of the East Liverpool Junior Chamber of
Commerce Distinguished Service Award, in addition to holding a Life
Membership in the organization in which he had served as president and
He had served for many years as a trustee or board member for several
organizations including the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Eastern Ohio, the USO
National Council, the Salvation Army Advisory Board in East Liverpool, and
the East Liverpool City Hospital Association. He was chairman of the
Columbiana County Veterans for Dwight D. Eisenhower in his election campaign
for President of the United States, and a former president of East Liverpool
He also was active in fund drives for East Liverpool Hospital Association,
the Community Fund, (now the United Way) and the Red Cross.
Following World War II he became affiliated with The Smith & Phillips Co.,
rising to secretary-treasurer before retiring from that position with the
furniture company in 1969 with 23 years service. He was known for developing
a friendly consumer credit system at the store, which served as a business
model for years to come.
In 1958, he became associated with Bayley Envelope, Inc. serving as
secretary-treasurer from 1969 to 1979 and as president from 1979 to 1985.
A former president of the Tri-State Umpires Association, he served as
president of that group for 22 years. He conducted countless baseball
clinics and was actively involved in Tri-State Baseball as an umpire from
youth baseball leagues to high school, American Legion and college. He had
officiated some 4,000 baseball games.
His family includes his loving wife, at home, Wilma Hindley Finley. They
were married June 16, 1944.
There are two daughters, Jill Altoft and her husband, William, of Moon
Township, Pa., and Diana Jarvis and her husband, Paul, of Bayfield, Colo.
There are five grandchildren: Kristen Dugan and her husband, Jeremy;
Christopher Kirkham and his wife, Emily; Susan Rummer; Patrick Kirkham and
his wife, Andrea; and Scott Kirkham and his wife, Amy.
Also surviving are five great-grandchildren: Gavin Kirkham, Madison Rummer,
Oliver Kirkham, Ryan Dugan and Adia Kirkham.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Suzanne F.
Rugh, and two brothers, John Finley and William Finley.
White, James C.
James C. White, 84, retired Arco oil and gas accountant, died Thursday, 21 February 2008. James was a WWII Navy veteran who flew as a Radioman with the VPB-111 squadron.
Visitation 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Bixby Funeral Service, Bixby, and service 2 p.m.
Monday, Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, Tulsa.
Jones, Roger Silas Jr.
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
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.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2008, from 7 to 9
p.m., at des Groseilliers Funeral Home in Johnson. The memorial celebration
of his life will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2008, at 2 p.m., at the United
Church, Main Street, Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his memory
be made to The Lamoille Area Cancer Network, P.O. Box 68, Elmore, Vermont
- News Obituary Listing DUG EVANS, 77, of Jonesboro died
Friday, 11/7/2008. DUG was a member of Navy Patrol Squadron VP-21 from 1950 to 1952.
Funeral, 2 p.m. Monday, Ford-Stewart Funeral Home....
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 11/11/2007
WILLIAM F. ASPINALL, 83, retired U.S.N. Chief Petty Officer of Memphis died November 23, 2008. A WWII veteran, he was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Monterey, received the Air Medal for the Korean Conflict and served in Patrol Squadron 21 during the Cuban crisis. Mr. Aspinall is survived by his wife of 60 years, Grace Theresa Aspinall; daughters, Theresa Ann Baker, Susan Aspinall-Friloux; sons, William F. Aspinall, Jr., David A. Aspinall; 11 grandchildren and sixgreat-grandchildren. Visitation at Roller Family Funeral Home will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, Rosary at 7 p.m. Mass, 9 a.m., Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, with burial following at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Roller Family Funeral Home 901-371-9500
Koch III, Harry S.
KOCH 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.
Voeltz, Larry D.
Larry was a member of VP-21 from 6-29-1960 to 1963.
Larry is survived by his wife, Mary Voeltz of Niclollet, MN; sons and daughter-in-law, Alan Voeltz of St. Peter, MN Daniel Voeltz of Nicollet, Christopher and Kristine Voeltz of St. Peter; grandchildren, Aaron, MollyCallie, and Abby Voeltz all of St. Peter;sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joan and Dennis Hurry of Mankato, MN;aunt, Shirley Enter of Nicollet;nieces;nephews;and cousins. Larry was preceeded in death by his parents; sister, Beverly Voeltz on 30 December, 1987; and a granddaughter.
Larry Donald Voeltz was born on 12 February, 1940 in Granby Twp., Nicolett County, MN, to Harold W. and Agnes I. (Enter) Voeltz. On 20 September 1958 he was united in marriage to Mary Louise Guth in Northwood, IA. Larry worked as a carpenter at Voeltz Construction forr nine years. He then was an overhead lineman and rep. for Xcel Energy (NSP) for 34 years.
Larry enjoyed woodworking, building his cabin, hunting, fishing, repairing cars, visiting friends, golfing and aviation. He was a Nicolett Volunteer Fireman for 33 years and was Chief for 16 of thos years. He served on the Nicollet City Council fo 16 years. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet and had been on the church building committee, a member of the Nicollet Lions Club, American Legion Post #510 in Nicollet, and the Sheriff Reserve. Larry had been a resident of the Pathstone Lutheran Home in Mankato since May of 2007.