Name: JACK MARYON
Entry Date: 58
Exit Date: 61
Status: D: 11/13/2007
Sigonella,1960 F.J.Kelly, Jack Maryon
San Diego, 2002
“Jack Maryon – Parachute Rigger.
Joined VP-21 Sept. 1958 in Malta.
Transferred to NAS Mphs. Feb. 1961.
1961 – 1964 Mphs.
1964 – 1967 VF-32 Cecil Field / Oceania.
1967 – 1970 Instructor Duty, Lakehurst, N.J.
1971 – 1974 VF-213 NAS (now MCAS) Miramar until retirement July 29, 1974
Southwestern College / National University – AS & BA.
Joined U.S.Customs 1980 and rose to the rank of Commander.
Retired January 3, 1999.
After retiring I bought a big boat and been going ocean fishing off the coast of San Diego, CA. My wife and I took a trip back to Brunswick in May 2001. Much to my surprise, not much changed. In April 2002 I received an e-mail from U.S. Customs asking if I would consider doing a job for them. My first two questions were, where do you want me to go, and how much are you going to pay me. After getting the answer to my questions I said, “”send me the airline tickets””.
My first trip of three sent me to England, Kyrgystan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and Germany. I came home to San Diego for four days, trip number two took me to Germany, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, and England. By now I am starting to grow wings. This time I was home for 10 days. The third and final trip took me to Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, MALTA, and England.
I traveled more in two months than I did during my entire Naval career. Malta was a surprise, “”The Gut”” was gone, and wall to wall traffic. I had planned on renting a motorcycle like I did in 1958. No way, I would not have survived the traffic.
I did visit the walled city of Medina, Kalafrana waterfront ( Shortley’s Bar is still there). We drove to the old hanger, saw the runway, and control tower. As I walked down Republic St. (The Gut) I thought I heard voices calling me in to have a beer. I would shake my head and the voices from the past were gone. We were in Malta for five enjoyable days. Malta was the conclusion of my trip. I returned home July 11, 2002.
On October 7, 2002 my wife and I took another vacation starting in Brunswick to see what we missed last year. I’m looking forward to the reunion next year.
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.”