(E) Biographies

Eaton, William G. "Bill"

Egan, Kenneth R.

Emley, Benjamin E. "Tim"

Esposito, John

Esculano, Teofilo "Teo"

Evans, Franklin "Dug"



 John Esposito

  
               ~1960
      2001 Reunion

John was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. He joined the Naval Air Reserve in 1956 and retired in 1982. He spent 3 and 1/2 years on active duty, two of which were with VP21 from 1958 to 1960. During his tour of
duty with VP21, he made two major deployments. One was to Hal Far, Malta. The other was to Sigonella, Sicily.

In his civilian employment, John has spent the past 40 years working in private industry in the field of Quality Assurance. He has worked mostly on military programs for such companies as the General Electric (Missile and Space Division), RCA (Government Communication Systems Division), American Electronic Laboratories, Teledynamics (Division of Hamilton Standard), and several other companies where he has developed and implemented QA programs which were acceptable to both the military and to the International Organization of Standards. He is presently employed by Dontech in
Doylestown, PA as the Director of Quality Assurance.

John spent many long years attending evening classes at night school which resulted in his attainment of a Certificate of Proficiency from Temple University in Electrical Engineering Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree from La Salle University in Industrial Management.

John has been, and still remains, active in his professional society, The American Society for Quality (Philadelphia Section), for about 30 years. He has held many offices within this organization, some of which include: the
President, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He presently resides as a member of the Board of Directors.

John's family life consists of his wife, Nancy, and three grown children: Timothy, Amy, and Jennifer, along with his two miniature long-haired dachshunds, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg ( "The Spice Girls" ).

John has been editing the Vagabond Newsletter since the Winter of '00. Nancy is very pro-active in assisting him in this effort by proof-reading the Newsletter for grammatical correctness. She cracks his knuckles with a ruler when he fails to do so (she is a teacher). Nancy also provides assistance with stapling, applying the labels, and bundling the Newsletters in zip code groupings which are required by the Post Office.

John is looking forward to retirement in June of '03 when he can devote more time to pursuing his hobbies of model ship building, traveling, and camping in his recently acquired motorhome.

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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.

 

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 Evans, Dug
 - 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

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Eaton, Bill

 

Commander William (Bill) G. Eaton, USN (Ret.) died on January 25, 2011 in Virginia Beach, VA. Born in Charleston, SC, March 26, 1922, he graduated from the Hamburg, NY, public school system in June 1940 and entered the US Navy where he won an appointment to the US Naval Academy. He graduated from the Naval Academy in June 1944 with the class of 1945. In World War II he served as gunnery officer aboard the USS Blue, DD744, and USS Marshall, DD676. After a number of surface ship assignments he entered flight training and received his wings in September 1949 at Pensacola, FL. Additional Navy assignments included Patrol Squadrons VP21 in Patuxent River, MD (Bill served in VP21 from 1949 to 1952), and VP45 in Coco Solo, Panama; the NROTC Unit at the University of South Carolina in Columbia; the USN Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Physics; the CNO staff at the Pentagon; and the CINCLANTFLT staff in Norfolk, VA.  After retiring from the Navy in 1965, he worked for Northrop Corporation until 1972, where he proudly contributed to the first manned lunar landing. He then embarked on a twenty-five-year career teaching mathematics and science in the Norfolk and Virginia Beach public school systems and at Tidewater Community College.

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Kenneth R. Egan

 

Kenneth R. Egan of Marshfield passed away suddenly on January 30, 2021 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of 51 years to Jacqueline (Gamble) Egan; loving father of Kristin Dewey and husband Frank of Marshfield, Laurel Egan Kenny and husband Jay Kenny of Marshfield, Kenneth F. Egan and wife Effie of Bridgewater, and Michael Egan and wife Beth of Marshfield; cherished "Papa" of Kate, Lizzie, Kenneth G. Jack, Aiden, Christopher, Michael Jr., Ryan, Andrew and Matthew. Dear brother of Patricia Daley and her late husband, Frank Daley of North Andover and Cheryl Getty and husband Robert of Reading; Kenneth also leaves two nieces and one nephew.

Ken was born in Quincy to the late Francis J. and Irene V. (DiBona) Egan, whom he lost in early adulthood. He graduated from Quincy High School in 1961 and earned an Associate's Degree from Newbury College. His most famous stories from his teen years involved his close knit group of friends from the neighborhood, his extended family, and of jumping into the Quincy Quarries and off the Fore River Bridge.

Ken was very proud of his service in the U.S. Navy, where he served in Patrol Squadron Twenty-One as an Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Technician Petty Officer Second Class, at the start of the Vietnam War, from 1962 to 1966. Home port was Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine and his service overseas included deployments to Keflavik, Iceland; Rota, Spain; Sigonella, Sicily; and Lajes, Azores (Portugal). He also spent time in Scotland, Cuba, and Norway, which he said was one of the most beautiful places on earth. Ken enjoyed sharing the stories of all the amazing places he was privileged to have experienced. Following his military service, Ken began his career at a radio station in Hingham, then took a role at Polaroid, where he was honored to work on some of the most innovative projects of the day and retired after 35 years as an Instrumentation Specialist Technician with the company.

Ken was a doting and hands-on husband, father, and grandfather and was very protective of his family. His children enjoy warm memories of outings to Nantasket Beach and Paragon Park, and summer evening trips to get ice cream cones. Even when his children had grown and started their own families, he was always on the go, making the rounds to each of their houses on a daily basis to check in and lend a hand if needed. He was extremely proud of all his children in their successful careers; Kenny and Michael are both Police Officers, Laurel's communications business, and Ken was an integral part of Kristin's local real estate brokerage company. One of his favorite things to do was to attend his grandchildren's sporting and school events. He was a regular figure at the local hockey rinks and baseball fields, soccer fields, lacrosse fields, gymnastic tournaments, and musical performances, wearing his jacket that had "Papa" embroidered on the sleeve.

Ken was also an avid golfer and was a regular on the Senior League at Green Harbor Golf Course.

Ken could be found every morning at Starbucks drinking coffee with his crew. He loved the outdoors and could often be found working in the yard, right up to the day before he passed away. His giant heart, twinkle in his eyes, and sense of humor were unforgettable to everyone he met. We are heartbroken, but comforted by the beautiful memories he created for us all.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, February 7, 2021 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 p.m. at the MacDonald Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean Street in Marshfield. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Christine Parish Church, 1295 Main Street in Marshfield. Interment will be in the Couch Cemetery. Please note that face masks or coverings are required and social distancing guidelines are in effect inside and outside of the funeral home and church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Kenneth R. Egan Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 14, Marshfield Hills, MA 02051 or to Sowing Seeds of Hope, LTD, by mail to P.O. Box 1001, Marshfield, MA 02050

For online guest book, driving directions and other helpful information please visit the website macdonaldfuneralhome.com

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Esculano, Teofilo "Teo"

1934-2016

Major Teofilo "Teo" Esculano, Jr, USAF Ret. passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016 at his home in Madison, MS after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Teo was born on June 21, 1934 in Staten Island, New York. His overwhelming love and devotion to family was rooted in his core from a very young age and he carried this throughout his life.

As a little boy living in New Jersey, Teo rode the subway to New York where he shined shoes and sold newspapers to help provide for his family. As he got older, he had many different jobs that included being a Western Union delivery boy and a gas station attendant as well as working in a chicken factory and later in the garment district. Then, after working in roofing and siding for a year, Teo joined the Navy ('52–'55) where he was a member of the VP21 patrol squadron and served his country during the Korean Conflict. After discharge from the Navy, he attended San Diego Junior College, earned his associates degree in Business and enlisted in the Air Force in 1957. While in the Air Force, Teo was stationed at various Air Force bases around the country including Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS and was deployed to many different countries such as French Morocco, Malta, Thailand and Vietnam. In 1972, he accepted a two year assignment at the National Defense Headquarters in Ottawa, Canada and then retired from the Air Force to live in Biloxi. Following his military service, Teo started his career with South Central Bell as a PBX Supervisor and advanced through various other positions with increasing responsibilities. He retired from the company in 1991 in Jackson, MS. 

Teo has been a proud member of the Knights of Columbus Council #1244 in Biloxi since 1970 and later achieved a 4th degree knight designation. He was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Teo enjoyed public speaking and served as President of the Coast Toasters in 1981. In 1983, he won 1st place at the Mississippi Speakers Bureau Contest for excellence in public speaking. Teo was a graduate of the University of Nebraska (Omaha) where he earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration. 

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia "Cindy" Esculano; daughter, Cathryn "Cathy" Williams of Orlando, FL; son, Paul Esculano (Kris) of Long Beach, MS; step-daughter, Kimberly Necaise of Wiley, TX; step-daughter, Heather Necaise of Hattiesburg, MS; grandchildren, Jason & Jordan Hymel, Justin Kincannon, Shelbey Esculano, Kaitlyn Necaise and his "buddy" Jakob Allen; brothers, Joseph Esculano (Pepita), Anthony Esculano and Jackie Gray; his uncle, Angelo "Al" Albanese; and dear friends, Randy and Christine Bailey.

Teo was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Lori Esculano-Dunn, father, Teofilo Esculano Sr., mother, Lucille Gray, step-father, Johnny Gray, sister, Roseanne Schoenig and brother, Edward "Eddie" Esculano.

 

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