Gelles, Robert S.
Gibson, James C.
Girtman, James T.
Glick, Irving H.
Goodie, Robert J.
Green, Kenneth J.
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 Regional Hospital. 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 and Georgia. 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
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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.
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.
be Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m. at Tondin-Ross & Freeman Funeral
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.
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Leon J. Greenbaum, Jr.
Leon 'Lee' Greenbaum, 1985
LTJG. Greenbaum, VPB-111, was born 24 September 1923.
Leon (Lee) entered the Navy in December 1942 and began his flight training at Roanoke College, Roanoke, Virginia. Since official Naval uniforms were not available, they were given the green CCC uniforms (Civilian Conservation Corps). Intermediate training was at the Memphis Naval Air Station with final training and commissioning at Pensacola.
Following commissioning,he went to the Naval Air Station in Hutchinson, Kansas for B24 training and following that, additional training at the Jacksonville Naval Auxillary Air Station. From there it was crew assignment in San Diego and then a transPacific to Kaneohi Naval Air Station on Oahoo. From there he was assigned duty with VPB 111.
After the cessation of hostilities and return to the States, Leon had duty at Anacostia Naval Air Station, Naval Air Station, Chincoteague and then assignment to VP-62. His next duty was at the Office of Naval Research in Washington, DC with additional duty at the Naval Submarine Base, Groton and the Naval Experimental Diving Unit, Naval Station, Washington, DC.
Leon received training as a mixed gas deep sea diver and qualified in 1963. The next step in his Naval carrier was to expand his education at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Following the receipt of his Doctorate he was assigned duty at the Naval Medical Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland to do research in submarine and diving medicine. Leon coauthored two texts on compressed air, diving and submarine medicine; they were published by the Navy. He also helped to train some of the country's first astronauts in scuba diving at the UDT Base, Little Creek, Virginia before their first space adventures.
Since much of his Navy research dealt with submarine escape, diver decompression using animal models; these models could be equally applied to stroke in man. As a result he received additional duty at the National Institutes of Health to administer the stroke program and other illnesses of the nervous system, viz head and spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, etc.
Leon retired with the rank of Captain in 1985 and took a position as the Executive Director of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, an international scientific and medical society dealing with commercial and recreational diving and the use of hyperbaric oxygen to treat thirteen medical illnesses. His retirement from the Society was in 2001.
Scientific Contributions: 32 Scientific papers; two published texts: Compressed Air, Diving, and Submarine Medicine. Leon is a board member in the Diver Alert Network, Chesapeake Enviromental Association, YMCA Camp Letts, and All Hallows Vestry.
My wife and I live on the water in Maryland near Annapolis. We are cruising and racing sailors. I play the cello in a local orchestra, sing in our church choir along with my wife, Betty. She plays the piano and we play duets, an enjoyable and relaxing pastime. I'm a member of the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron and in the past have served as Safety Officer on their boats, plus doing some teaching. I have also given special lectures to the Trident scholars at the Naval Academy in diving physiology.
Leon J. Greenbaum, passed away at his home in Edgewater, Maryland with his loved ones by his side, on November 5, 2020.
He was born September 24, 1923, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Leon J. Greenbaum, Sr. and Jessie Kilmore Greenbaum. Lee was a Neurophysiologist, and did research in hyperbaric, diving, and submarine medicine, with the Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI). In 1971, he retired from the Navy as a Captain, and worked for a decade at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), reviewing grants for head and spinal cord injuries, and neurological diseases.
From 1986 to 2000, he was Executive Director of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). Lee was the author of over 30 scientific publications, he co-authored two texts on diving and submarine medicine, and was editor of three texts on diving and undersea warfare. As a career navy officer and veteran of three wars, Lee was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and a Navy Unit Commendation.
Raised in Baltimore, Lee graduated from Baltimore City College, where he played violin in the orchestra, and worked on the school newspaper. A long with his two younger brothers, he excelled as a member of the swim team under Coach Ernie Marx. All three brothers sang at St. Michael and All Angels Church and performed at the 1939 World’s Fair with the choir. He matriculated at Loyola College in 1941, where he was a standout on the swimming team. In World War II, he put his education on hold to serve his country. He volunteered for aviation and entered the Navy in 1942. Lee was commissioned as a Naval Aviator in 1944 and served in the Philippines during WW ll.
After the war, he returned home to finish his degree, taking summer courses at University of North Carolina and Johns Hopkins University before finishing at Loyola with a B.S. in Physics and Biology with the intention of going into medicine. At Loyola, Lee became a champion backstroker, and was the President of their letterman's club (Block L). After graduation he was accepted into medical school, but became more interested in neurophysiology research while working at Johns Hopkins APL in Silver Spring, Maryland. He pursued a graduate degree from the University of Maryland, while continuing to fly in the Naval Reserves.
During the Korean Conflict, he returned to active duty as a pilot, where he met a Flight Surgeon, Dr. Ebbe C. Hoff, who had an Office of Naval Research contract to write a book on Compressed Air, Diving and Submarine Medicine. He helped Lee transfer to the Office of Naval Research in Washington, DC where they researched and co-authored 2 volumes of the Bibliographical Sourcebook of Compressed Air, Diving, and Submarine Medicine.
Lee worked as a graduate assistant in Zoology at College Park and earned his M.S. in Physiology in 1956. In the late 50s and early 60s, as a NASA consultant on Decompression Sickness, he helped train some of the country's first astronauts in diving at the Underwater Diving Team (UDT) Base in Little Creek, Virginia and St. Thomas before their first space adventures. It is believed he taught the late Senator John McCain to scuba dive. In 1963, he received a Ph.D. in Physiology from School of Medicine at University of Maryland.
He continued as a ‘Weekend Warrior’ in the Reserves and was then assigned back to the Naval Medical Research Institute when the Vietnam War came along. He was doing research in submarine diving medicine and the Navy figured the best way to learn about what you’re doing is to go do it. So he was sent to Submarine School in New London, CT where he stayed on the subs, living and learning to familiarize himself with life on submarines.
Recalling a moment when he first reported for service on a submarine, Lee said. “I reported for duty on my first sub, while wearing my naval aviator uniform. I came aboard the sub and the skipper says, ‘Wait a minute, you took a wrong turn somewhere.’ ” Lee was a wonderful storyteller, he loved jokes and sharing a good laugh with friends.
To further his diving research in 1965, Lee received special permission due to his age, and was assigned to The Navy Diving School in Washington, D.C., qualifying at the age of 42 as a mixed-gas, deep sea diver. He worked on research for UDT, and Navy Sea, Air, and Land Special Forces (SEALs). Lee was a guest of Jacques Cousteau aboard the “Calypso” research vessel, because of their mutual interest in diving and submarine safety.
In 1970, National Institutes of Health hired Lee to review grant proposals for research on stroke, head and spinal cord injury, and neurological diseases. Lee was ahead of his time, with concerns for athlete’s concussions; he said, “While I was at NIH, I sent a report on head injuries to the NFL, but they dismissed it. I might have received a different response today.”
He remained involved with the Navy after retirement; he was a teaching member of the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, served as a Safety Officer on their boats and gave lectures on diving physiology to Trident scholars at the Academy.
At the UHMS, Lee brought together scientists and doctors from around the world, to collaborate on hyperbaric and diving medicine. On behalf of UHMS, Lee and his wife Betty, enjoyed traveling to over 30 countries. His favorite place to visit, was Japan, where he made meaningful connections for UHMS, and long-lasting friendships. He was member of the National Academy of Sciences commitiee of Underwater Physiology, a member of the Armed Forces Commitiee on Hyperbaric Medicine, a member Aerospace Medical Association: American Physiological Society, and on the board for Divers Alert Network (DAN) until 2003.
On his Tartan 30 sailboat, ‘Cloudsong’, Lee loved to sail and race on the Chesapeake Bay. He organized and was commodore for both the Annapolis Sailing Association, and the Tartan 30 Associaton. He was a member, and a chairman, of the Cruising One Design of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association.
After Lee retired, he was actve in environmental causes, with the Chesapeake Environmental Protection Association, as a member for over 20 years and President of their Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2007. He started the Carrs Wharf Association, and served as its first President. He was a Board member of YMCA Camp Letts, Mayo Kiwanis, and Chesapeake CIVITAN.
He sang at All Hallows Episcopal Church of Edgewater, and served on their vestry. Later in life, he studied the cello, and then played cello in the Anne Arundel Community College Orchestra. He was a great example of someone who gives, mentors, and teaches. His daughter, Jessica remembers being taught to sail, swim, enjoy the outdoors and study anatomy. He shared these lessons with many young people, and cared for many community members. Lee was a loving husband, and father, and grandfather, and a loyal friend. He will be missed for his laughter, kindness, optmism, and perseverance.
He was predeceased by his brother Jesse Kilmore Greenbaum, and daughter Elizabeth Kilmore Greenbaum. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Elizabeth Katherine Kilgus, brother Arthur F. Greenbaum, daughter Jessica Ann Greenbaum (Philip Lichtenstein), grandchildren Lily Sue Lichtenstein and Aaron Lee Lichtenstein, nieces Ann Greenbaum, Michele O’Connell, Marti Welch (John), nephews Frank Greenbaum (Susan), William Thomas (Wendy), Tom Greenbaum, and Robert Greenbaum.
1967,Rota - CDR I.J. Johnson bestowing Gary's 3rd.Class Crow
2001, Miriam&Gary, VA Beach Reunion
I joined the Navy At 18 (Sept 4, 1964), after high school. Boot camp at Great Lakes, then to AC A school NAS Glenco in Brunswick Ga. That was not my forte, washed out, 15th week. Orders to NAS Brunswick Me, changed to NAS Guantanamo. 1 year there working on Crane Hill radar installation. Left there on orders to VP-21 as AZAN. worked in maintenance office for, Chiefs Blair, Harvey, Gallagher and Acker. Also, 2 great guys Lt Szczepanski & Lt Woychowski. Deployed to Rota and Sigonella (twice). Went with 3-Plane detachment to Souda Bay twice.
My last year I worked with my good friend Tom Watt. I Think that Man was born to be a leading chief.
Extended my enlistment for 8 months and was discharged as AZ2 May 2, 1969.
After the Navy I went of Mortuary School in Boston and returned to my family business in Saco, Me. Purchased the Funeral Home from my dad in 1979, merged with another funeral home in 1983. Sold out and moved to Florida in 1987. Am presently a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer in Maine and Florida. I have been with a family owned funeral home here in west central FL, as manager/VP for the Past 15 years.
Have been storekeeper/Director for the last 2-3 years and have enjoyed renewing old friendships.
Gary passed away July 9, 2009
Irving H. Glick
Many members of VP-21 will remember me for my exploits in that squadron. Some of these are of a nature that I would not like to disclose, so I will limit my comments to some extent.
Before continuing, however, I would like to remind one and all that my middle initial stands for Hallmark. (“Hallmark, when you care enough to send the very best.”)
It is possible that certain details of my time in the squadron may have faded from my memory, undoubtedly due to my advanced age, but I do have several fond recollections. I would certainly invite any of my shipmates to add to my remembrances as deemed appropriate and generally within the bounds of decency.
It was a great day for me when the Commanding Officer gave me a check ride for Patrol Plane Commander (PPC) designation. For some reason, he marked all the evaluation items on the check sheet as “Below Average” - except for the item evaluating my performance in starting the jets. For that item he marked me “Outstanding”. (I was pleased, as I am certain you all remember how extremely difficult it was to start the jets.)
Anyhow, the recommendation for PPC was sent to the Commander, Fleet Air Wing THREE. Not only did the Commodore approve, he even marked the PPC designation, “With kindest personal regards” above his signature. I believe this was the only time the Commodore ever put such a personal note on a PPC document. (Some say that he did that because it had been rumored that I did not even exist and he wanted all to know that he was well aware of what was going on. Can you imagine?)
I was particularly proud of my fellow crewmembers in CAC13. The names I recall:
Leopold Hershfield (His initials were on the tail of all VP-21 aircraft.)
Several years after I had left the squadron, I had the pleasure of revisiting NAS Brunswick. The Neptune had long been out of active squadron service, but some kind souls had arranged to have an old P2V mounted for display just inside the main gate. See photo below.
It was an incredibly proud moment for me.
(I am particularly pleased with the high quality of my picture, as attached hereto. Some
have commented that they note that various parts of my handsome visage would seem to resemble parts of the faces of several other members of the squadron in the 1964-66 time frame. Remarkable!). Also see what my friends and shipmates have had to say about my career and history. Go to my official 'living biography' website at http://www.vp-21.org/GLICK
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I joined the Navy Reserves fresh out of High School in Garland, TX in Aug. 1955 and went to Boot Camp in Great Lakes in Jan. 1956. Following Airman Prep in Norman, OK I made a feeble attempt at AT-A school in Memphis and as they say "the rest is history"
I soon found myself "Haze Gray and Underway" involved in the Navy's foray into the concept of Jet Seaplanes with the P6-M marrried to the idea of using a converted LSD, the USS Ashland LSD-1. After the concept failed I found myself aboard an AVP, USS Valcour with nary a seaplane in sight on the way to the Persian Gulf. Rudely ensconced in the world of chip and paint and then do it again!
Returning to Conus I was rewarded with Shore Duty orders to FASRON-108, Brunswick,ME. So much for Global Warming. I worked the system for an assignment to the AO shop because they were just about the only division that did not stand ramp security watches in undress blues, low cuts and white hats. Finally got smart enough to take the AO3 exam in Aug of 1959.
The following year I crossed the ramp to the P2V world with VP-21 where I spent the following 6+years acquiring two more stripes and logging about 3200 hours in various seats, flight engineer, radio, MAD, ECM and In-flight chef. After a brief tour ashore at Quonset Point, I thought for sure the Navy needed me back in Maine in the P3 world. But Alas, some one invented the A7-A and the Viet Nam War and if your credentials included the title AO-1, guess what? I joined the squadron in training at VA-174 as a Plank Owner in 1967.
One week to the day before we departed for Westpac, Master Chief Sredonja called me at home and let me know I had been selected for AOC first increment (7 days away). His parting words were "You better be ready" Instead of a leisurely last day home with the bride, I spent my time between uniform shops, thrift stores and the "lucky bag"; I managed to put together the new wardrobe befitting the title, AOC(AC) Garvin.
The night before my initiation, enroute to Rio De Janeiro, the rest of the squadron's E-6's evicted me from my berthing space at midnight!
Following the cruise, I moved across town to the banks of the St. Johns to AO (B) school.
During my next shore duty at Weapons Dept. Cecil Field I held the post of Guided Missile Division LCPO and was fortunate enough to be selected for WO-1. My initial tour was to VA-83 where I racked up 3 cruises to the med totalling 22 months in chopped along with the accompanying carquals, mini cruises, etc. Along the way, I picked up my very own Airman's Certificate with ASMEL(Inst) rating.
The heart attack that went along with 3 back to back Med Cruises put an end to my budding flying career. Following forced retirement in Sept 1976, I pursued various and sundry careers including Resales, Mortgage banking, Auto Sales, Bail Bondsman and Bounty Hunter. When my pace-maker came within a nano second or 2 from firing while I wrestled a bond jumper, I decided to hang it up at age 62 and moved to the Mountains of Ashe County NC. About 70 miles from Hickory.
After busting my medical I picked up a couple of new hobbies, sailing and eventually at age 52 sky diving.
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Melvin was born in Bronx, NY 75 years ago. Formerly of
East Brunswick, NJ, he was a resident of Boynton Beach, FL., he passed
away in Boynton Beach, on August 20, 2011. Mr. Greenfest served our country in
the U.S. Navy. During his
working years he was a men's shirt manufacturer.
He was the beloved
husband of Elaine Greenfest for 52 years, loving father of Robert (Jaye)
Greenfest, Brian (Shelly) Greenfest and Lauren Eidman (Scott Durann). He was a
cherished grandfather of Adam, Alex, A.J. & Carly and devoted brother of
Cynthia (Morty) Koff. Tribute services to honor his memory are scheduled for
Tuesday - August 23, 2011 - 2:00 p.m. at Beth Israel Memorial Park Route 1,
Woodbridge, NJ 07095, 732-634-2100.
Contributions in his memory may be
made to B'nai Israel Cogregation 6301 Montrose Road-Rockville, MD 20852 or
Papanicolau - Ponte Vecchio West Chapter 7805 Caprio Drive - Boynton Beach, FL
33472. Starting on Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. the period of mourning will be
observed at the residence of Bob & Jaye Greenfest, 14007 Forest Ridge Drive,
North Potomac, MD 20878 for a one day period of
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James C. Gibson
Information from "Bud" Mills email of December 28, 2012; ...."please note James Corbett Gibson, 43-45 Texas, passed away July, 2012. His
widow Eloise survives him. I am honored and proud to have served with Jim and our crew, during World
War II, 34 months, in the American Theater, European Theater, North African
Theater, Pacific Theater. He is remembered with affection. He was our Radio
Operator on the B-24, PB4Y1, VPB 111, Crew 12 in the Pacific,
Remaining members of the Crew living: Harold H. Ashton, Plane Commander
residing in St. Helena, Ca., Sam Leonetti, Plane Captain, residing in Egg
Harbor, New Jersey, Norwood Sperry, tail gunner, residing in Florida, and myself
Farville K. “Bud” Mills, Bombardier.
Others gone on before, James G. Bell, gunner; Frank H. Brauner,
gunner-photographer; Edward Trybala, radar operator and Ken La Count,
H. Hutchison, Co pilot and J. Hanzel, Navigator. A total of 105 Combat
Missions completed; American Theater 26, European 35, Pacific 44".....
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Robert S. Gelles
".... Bob , 89, passed peacefully....surrounded by his family on January 11, 2013. Bob was born in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania to Nathan and Jeannie Gelles and moved to Jacksonville with the
navy in 1955. Mr. Gelles was a veteran of both WWII and the Korean Conflict, and a career navy man serving 20 years before
retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in 1969. After retirement Bob worked with
Service Realty Incorporated, a company he founded in 1963. He joined the Fleet
Reserve Branch 126, and served his community as member of the Jacksonville Board
of Realtors. Bob was a member of First Baptist Church. Bob s other interest were
boating and rv-ing. He loved to travel and visit old and new locations. His
community involvement s also included The Jacksonville Sail and Power Squadron
where he served as Past Commander, a Rear Commander and District Commander. Mr.
Gelles was a long time member of San Jose Country Club, and served as Commodore
at the San Jose Yacht Club. Robert is predeceased by his wife of 52 years Toni
Theodore R. Guzzy
Theodore R. "Ted" Guzzy, 66, of Lake
City, died of cancer Friday, July 19, 2013 at his home.
He was born September 9, 1946 in Erie.
He lived in Girard, Fairview and Lake City and graduated from Fairview High
School in 1964. Ted Joined the Navy and was assigned to VP-21, and flew as an in
flight electrician aboard the P2V Neptune with the Ace Deuce Blackjack Squadron.
He was stationed in Turkey, Greece and Sicily.
He loved working at Weislogal's Food
Mart in Fairview and spent a year working at General Electric.
He volunteered many years service to
Fairview Fire Dept. and enjoyed playing cards with Chorney's and Niebauer's.
Ted married Sharlene Thomas on October
10, 1970. He was a hard working husband who loved practical jokes and making
Christmas cookies. "There was never a dull moment with Ted around". He enjoyed
all his family and loved his dogs as well.
He was employed at Penelec for 32
years, retiring in 2002. In 1977 he built the house of his dreams in Lake City
and in 1980 started a Christmas tree farm. He built a hydroponic green house and
raised tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce, selling to Giant Eagle, Weislogal's and
For several years he raised ornamental
trees and shrubs and sold John Deere tractors for Bob Brown in North East.
Currently Ted farmed asparagus, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and
Ted was a dedicated farmer, who loved
antique cars and enjoyed car shows. He had a 1955 Chevy and currently owned a
He loved bowling and golfing and was an
avid reader. He enjoyed music and singing in the choir. He was a member of St.
John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Girard where he volunteered many hours.
He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Girard Council #5430, The
Girard American Legion Post #494, where he was active in the Honor Guard. Ted
worked on the Zoning Board for Girard Twp. And spent time working for Edder
Funeral Home. Many of you remember Ted ringing the bell for the Salvation Army
at Christmas time and handing out small bells and candy.
He was preceded in death by his mother,
Dorothy Badaracco Guzzy; father, Ted Volgstadt; foster father, Joseph Guzzy;
infant brother, Joseph; daughter, Theresa; four sons lost to miscarriage,
Christopher, Michael, Joseph and John Guzzy and father-in-law, John H.
Ted is survived by his wife of 42
years, Sharlene, who will miss him terribly; his mother-in-law, Genevieve Thomas
of Fairview; two brothers, David Volgstadt and Michael Volgstadt both of Erie;
sisters, Denise Abbate (John) of Erie, Sandy Benacci (Joe) of Erie; sisters,
Mary Ellen Cesa (Joe) of Kennesaw, Ga., Barbara Platter of San Francisco,
Calif., Christine Frostenson (Roy) of Oxford, Miss., Judy Strandberg (Rick) of
Englewood, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews....
Burial with full military honors will
take place in St. John's Cemetery, Girard.
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William Gallagher passed away on April 13, 2012. He was born in Columbiaville, MI on November 4, 1926. He married his wife of 62 years, Shirley, on November 5, 1949 in Rhode Island. Prior to his death, his home was Traverse City, MI. He served in our Squadron in 1954. He retired as an ADR1 in 1965, and later retired from Jack Milliken Excavating. William was a life member of VFW, American Legion, and Fleet Reserve Association. During his military career, he served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. William was a life member of VFW, American Legion, and Fleet Reserve Association. A memorial service was held on Friday April 20, 2012 at Lovells Community Chapel. Military Honors followed the service.
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James O. Haegele
Haegele, James Jim 84, of St. Louis, Missouri, entered into rest on Friday, January 20, 2017 at St. Lukes Hospital. Loving husband of Anna Ann Haegele; beloved Father to James Jim Haegele Jr., Mark Haegele and the late Daniel Haegele; dear gradfather of Kenneth and Hanna; beloved brother to Gerry (Ruth) Haegele, Tom (Mary Ann) Haegele and Marilyn (Rich) Braun; dear brother-in-law to Mickey Haegele. Services: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 9740 Sappington Rd., St. Louis, Missouri. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674-0001. Family and friends can review and share stories, photos and condolences online at www.stlfuneral.com.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Jan. 23, 2017
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Robert J. Goodie
Robert J. Goodie, on October 4, 2012, of Blackwood. Age 84. Beloved husband of Rita (nee Krzywicki). Devoted father of Robert Goodie (Debbie), Craig Goodie (Angela) and Lisa Goodie. Loving grandfather of eight and great grandfather of one. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Goodie proudly served in the U.S. Naval Air during WWII, Korean Conflict and Vietnam. ....Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Mr. Goodie's memory to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301
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Albert Guay, 87, of Middle Road, Dresden, Maine, passed away on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Winship Green Nursing in Bath. He was born in Fall River, Mass., on Oct. 24, 1924, the son of Albert and Rose Guay. Al proudly served his country in the Navy and Army during World War II, Korea and Vietnam, retiring in 1970. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and especially time spent with his family. Al was predeceased by his parents; brother, Leo Guay; and a sister, Juliet Ouellette. His wife of 68 years, Mary Guay, of Dresden, passed away on Saturday, March15, 2014 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. He is survived by son, Steve Guay and his wife, Geri, of Dresden; daughter, Sandra Mathis, of New Jersey; granddaughter, Lisa Guay, of South Portland; and grandson, Christopher Mathis, of Florida.
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Kenneth John "Jack" Green
Kenneth John "Jack" Green
WEST GARDINER - Kenneth John Green, U.S. Navy retired, known as "Jack", passed into the arms of his Lord on Wednesday, July,18, 2018 while residing in Lake City, Fla. at the age of 81. Jack served in the United States Navy for 20 years from 1954-1974. He was a Korean and Vietnam Veteran. Jack's second home and favorite place on earth was his camp in West Gardiner on Cobbossee Stream for 50 years.
He is survived by his three children, Richard Green, Barbara Witham, and Linda Johnson, and a brother William Green. There will be no funeral or calling hours. Interment with Navy Honors, will take place on Friday August 3 at the Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.
On Saturday, August 4, there will be a celebration of life at the families' beloved camp on Cobbosseecontee Stream in West Gardiner at 7:30 pm. For those wishing to attend the Maine service, please contact the family at
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|Floyd Hazelman, 78, of Tremont, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 in Tremont.
was born May 23, 1940 in Pekin to Oscar and Alice Luick Hazelman. He
married Carol Sue Swaney on April 15, 1961. She passed away on December
Surviving are one daughter, Susan (Eric) Anderson of
Morton; one son, Robert (Donna) Hazelman of Pekin; four grandchildren,
Amy Jones, Karen (Bobby) Newell, Bradley and Jordan Hazelman; Donna’s
daughter, Danielle (Jared) Powley; four great grandchildren, Madison and
Emilee Jones, Audrey and Mason Newell; Donna’s granddaughters, Makinzi
Naramore and Ivy Powley; and very close friend, Sheila Barnette of
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Edward Hazelman.
Floyd worked at Caterpillar Inc. in Morton for 35 years.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1962.
was a member of the Tremont Baptist Church. He was also an active
member of the Tremont Historical Society and many other organizations.
funeral will be at 10:00 am Friday March 15, 2019 at the Tremont
Baptist Church. A visitation will be from 4-7 pm Thursday at the church
and from 9:00-9:45 am before the service on Friday. Burial will be at
Mount Hope Cemetery in Tremont with military honors accorded.
Memorials may be made to the Tremont Historical Society.
James T. Girtman
James T. Girtman of Buckingham, Pa. passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. He was 77. Tom was born in Leesburg, Fla. Upon graduation from Central Florida College, he entered the Naval Aviation Training Program as a Naval Aviation Cadet. He retired as a Commander with 20 years of active service and four years of Reserve service. During a break in Naval Service, he began another career with Trans World Airlines and retired at age 60 as a TWA Captain flying the B767. He was an avid racquetball/tennis player and enjoyed his retirement playing at the Philadelphia Sports Club and his Saturday Morning Men's Tennis Group. He was a member of the Willow Grove Naval Flight Club and Covenant Presbyterian Church. Tom was a true gentleman who lived to honor God, his family and friends, faithfully and thoughtfully. He enjoyed his career as a pilot, a great laugh, and his furry friends. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte (Cooper), his daughters, Wendy Geisler of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Rebecca Girtman of Denver, Colo., and grandsons, Grahm Geisler and Wynn Geisler of Colorado Springs. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4000 Rt. 202, Doylestown, PA 18902. Relatives and friends are invited to arrive at 10 a.m. for time with the family and refreshments prior to the service. To send condolences to the family, please visit the funeral home's web site listed below. Scanlin Funeral Home, Chalfont www.scanlinfuneralhome.com
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Holmes Rolston "JR" Hansel Jr.
Holmes Rolston Hansel, Jr. of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away peacefully on August 4th at home with his family by his side.He was born on September 20, 1943, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Eloise (Taylor) Hansel and Holmes Rolston Hansel, Sr. Lieutenant Junior Grade, United States Navy. He grew up in South Charleston, West Virginia and graduated from South Charleston High School with the class of 1961. He attended Marshall University. He enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving as an Aviation Electronics Technician Third Class Petty Officer and given the nickname of JR...for his own protection! While stationed in Brunswick, Maine he met and married the love of his life Louise. After leaving the Navy, he began his lifelong career as an airplane pilot. He had many adventures piloting as a corporate pilot, private charter services, medical ambulance, aerial surveying, FedEx, and skydiving. What he loved most was his wife Louise and raising their family together in Maine. He was an avid sailor, enjoyed reading, NASCAR races, and spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to Louise, his wife of 54 years, he is survived by his daughters Katheryn Hansel and her partner Charles Bunker Sargent, United States Marine Corps veteran of Greene, Maine and grandchildren Joseph and Meaghan Spagnolo; Kirsten Sala and her husband RJ of Glastonbury, Connecticut and grandchildren Dylan, Cameron, and Andrew; and Keri Estabrooks and her husband Dale Aviation Ordnanceman First Class Petty Officer (Retired), United States Navy, of Virginia Beach, Virginia and grandchildren Derek and Taylor.
The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Princess Anne Chapel on Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 5 p.m. The funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research, Shriners Hospital for Children, Autism Awareness Foundation. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Aug. 6, 2019
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William F. Grimm
May 18, 1927 - June 29, 2018
Capt. William (Bill) Grimm passed away from natural causes in his home on June 29, 2018 at the age of 91 with his three children and caregiver Maria at his side.
Bill was born May 18, 1927 in Centralia, Washington to Washington Huskies Elizabeth and William H. Grimm, where he lived until the age of 14 when both parents contracted tuberculosis. His mother did not survive, and his father was moved to a TB Sanitarium near San Francisco. At that time Bill and his sister Mary moved to Piedmont, California under the care of Philip and Julia Hindley. He graduated from Piedmont High School in 1944 and then enlisted in the Navy serving through the end of World War II. In 1946 Bill was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated with the class of 1950.
Ensign Grimm’s first tour of duty was aboard the aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea in Korean waters. In 1951, during flight training in Pensacola, Florida, he earned his Naval Aviator designation and wings. It was at this time his first letter from Edith (Ede) Huggins arrived. She claimed that after seeing his photo she was the president and founder of the “Bill Grimm Fan Club.” After months of correspondence Ede was invited to Christmas dinner in San Francisco, where Bill would be home on leave. It must have been love as Bill and Ede were married one week later on New Year’s Eve, 1951 and remained together until Ede’s passing in 2010.
Capt. Grimm’s Navy career spanned 32 years. He flew in Patrol Squadron VP-21 flying Martin Mercator P4M’s and Lockheed Neptune P2V’s. He attended Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and from 1956-1959 taught at the Naval Academy. He served in aircraft squadrons VS-37 and VS-35 flying S2F carrier based ASW aircrafts with deployments on the USS Hornet. Bill earned a postgraduate degree in Science from San Diego State. From 1962-64 he was Flag Secretary, Anti-Submarine Warfare Group 3. He was Training Officer for VS-41; EO and CO of ASW Squadron VS-38 with two seven-month deployments to Vietnam. Bill was Commander, Carrier Anti-Sub Air Group 53, flying S2E Tracker, E1B Tracer and SH3A ASW Helicopters. From 1969-1972 he was assigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington D.C. with his final duty station at NAS North Island serving as Personnel Officer CNAF, Pacific Fleet. He retired July 1977 with the rank of Captain, accruing 3900 career flight hours, and 490 carrier landings, 175 at night.
The Grimm family moved to Coronado in 1964 and would from that time on call it home. Bill’s hobbies included fishing and he was a member of the B.A.S.S. Masters Association. He also enjoyed gardening, and tinkering in his garage repairing anything electrical. After retiring from the Navy, Bill attended Maytag Repair School and opened Grimm T.V. & Appliance in Coronado with fellow USNA graduate Eugene Wisenbaker. After years of selling and fixing appliances, he retired to golf, and was a fixture at the Coronado Golf Course serving as secretary and publicity chair for the Men’s Club. In his later years Bill enjoyed his monthly USNA Class of ’50 luncheons and family gatherings.
Bill will be remembered as a loving father, and as “the nicest man,” who will forever be loved and missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his children William P. (Dave) Grimm, Martha (Christopher) Workman, Elizabeth (Steve) Patten; grandchildren Sean Michael, Jennifer, Abbey, Grace, Sean Lerin, and Joe; eight great- grandchildren; and his sister Mary Rudow and family,
Capt. Grimm will be interred at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting your local Hospice.
John Edwin Horsefield
John Edwin Horsefield, CDR,USN Retired, 1933-2013
The world lost a kind, decent man today. My husband, Jack Horsefield, died peacefully in my arms with his priest nearby. Jack loved the Lord and his family more than anything. He delighted in being with his children and grandchildren, playing with them, taking them boating and hitting the Katouches (big waves), taking them to parks and for ice cream (you may have any flavor except bubblegum!). He loved taking them in the pool (but you better shower first!). He had a finely tuned sense of humor and used it often. He cared very deeply for his longtime buddies and loved being with them especially in his workshop in Grande Lagoon. He enjoyed making toys for our grandchildren and they will be enjoyed by our great-grandchildren one day. He had his ROMEO lunch every Thursday with his buddies and they hit every odd little restaurant from Pensacola to Mobile swapping lies as only Navy pilots can and having a ball doing it!
He was the first "Big Brother" in the area and his "little," Ashley Chauvin was very dear to him. Jack gave recruitment talks to marines and sailors at NAS Pensacola and was very successful in gaining more "Bigs" for the program. He was like the pied piper in our neighborhood; the children would come knocking at our door asking if my "Daddy" could come out and play and he most always would. He was especially close to Chris Clark and loved helping him.
Jack was a lector and Eucharistic Minister in the Catholic Church and he relished each job. He was so sad that his health prevented him from carrying on in those positions. I was so pleased that Fr. James of Little Flower was with him when he died, taking special time with him and with me. Good friends came during that dark hour and buoyed my flagging spirit. We are blessed with exceptional friends.
He came to Pensacola in 1957 for flight training after graduation from the United States Naval Academy. We met shortly afterwards and we married in 1958, almost 55 years. Our children came along about 5 years later and he delighted in them from the get go; changing diapers, bathing and feeding them and just in general enjoying them his whole life. He said they were the best "toys" of all and they loved their Dad. We all went around the world a few times, hitting all the states and having a great time of it.
He loved flying for the Navy and we were stationed on both coasts and overseas during his tours of duty. He flew multi engine (P-2's and P-3's). He took a bit of friendly ribbing from his jet jock friends but he didn't mind and told them he loved walking back to the little "kitchen" and having a nice hot cup of soup while he waved to them as they went by. So many sea stories and each time I heard them, I laughed even harder. What a great life we had!
Jack was born in Hoboken, NJ and grew up on Indian Lake in Denville, NJ. He was the son of C.R. and Madeleine Horsefield and had one sister, Nancy Covington and an aunt and uncle, Dick and Sarah Horsefield. He graduated from Mountain Lakes High School and went on to Stevens Institute of Technology for 2 years, and finally to the United States Naval Academy. He married Janice Sims of Pensacola in 1958 and fathered 2 children, Capt. Michael Horsefield, USN who is married to Marilyn and Susan Horsefield Putnam who is married to Cdr. John Putnam USNR. We have eight grandchildren, Jeremy Putnam, Jessica Horsefield Lynn and her husband, Spencer, Aaron Putnam, Mackenzie Horsefield, Gabrielle Putnam, Jack Putnam, Luke Putnam and Sarajan Putnam. He had 5 brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jack often said he was a southerner by choice. He lived a full, happy, wonderful life and he fought the good fight til the end. Rest in peace, my Darling, you will always remain in our hearts.
Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Little Flower Catholic Church on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 10:00 am. Reception to follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest Florida.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on June 2, 2013