| The Association
has recently been advised of the passing on of the following Shipmates
Page last updated: 20 May, 2020
Names and information listed below have been furnished to the Association by others.
The information is deemed to be credible, however the accuracy of the data is not guaranteed.
Obituaries, when available, are posted for informational purposes only, and will remain
posted for approximately one (1) year after receipt of notification of the shipmate's passing.
* Individuals are listed by Date of Death.
* Obituaries are listed Alphabetically
|Name||Ship||Year(s)||Date of Death||Obit ?|
|Seymour, Kenneth W.||CL 92||48 - 49||June 23, 2017||Yes|
|Wilson, Clifford B||CLG 4||69 - 72||March 4, 2019||Yes|
|Laberinto, Cosmo L.||CL 92||46 - 47||March 22, 2019||Yes|
|Anderson III, Lane S.||CLG 4||66 - 69||April 9, 2019||Yes|
|Dupuis, Gerard A. "Jerry"||CLG 4||61 - 63||April 11, 2019||Yes|
|Rogers, Robert E.||CLG 4||64 - 67||April 16, 2019||Yes|
|Rappe, James D.||CLG 4||65 - 67||June 27, 2019||No|
|Moats, Harmon J.||CL 92||48 - 49||July 8, 2019||No|
|Relo, Joseph||CL 92||45 - 45||July 22, 2019||Yes|
|Sinisi, Richard R.||CLG 4||75 - 76||September 2019||No|
|Boccio, Felix J.||CL 92||46 - 47||October 8, 2019||No|
|Beers, Harold E.||CLG 4||64 - 67||December 5, 2019||Yes|
|Chesnulevich, Harry J.||CL 92||48 - 49||December 11, 2019||Yes|
|Boughton Sr., Gary D.||CLG 4||71 - 71||January 18, 2020||Yes|
|Barnard, James B.||CL 92||44 - 46||February 7, 2020||Yes|
|Pearsall III, Everett H.||CLG 4||59 - 61||February 8, 2020||Yes|
|Piker, Dale R.||CLG 4||59 - 61||February 14, 2020||Yes|
|Thibodeau, John R.||CLG 4||59-64/70-72||February 26, 2020||Yes|
|Hutson, Kenneth T.||CLG 4||70 - 73||February 27, 2020||Yes|
|Weaver, Edward P.||CL 92||45 - 45||March 8, 2020||Yes|
|Gunderman Jr., Roy A.||CLG 4||66 - 68||April 11, 2020||Yes|
|Caldwell, Rolland H. - FTG2||CLG 4||59 - 62||April 11, 2020||Yes|
Dr. Lane S. Anderson III died on April 9, 2019 at the age of 74. He was born in Charleston, WV to Lane S. Anderson, Jr. and Helen E. Sindell but grew up in Charlotte, NC where he graduated from Myers Park High School. He attended UNC-Chapel Hill on a Navy ROTC Scholarship and received his undergraduate degree before being commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer during the Vietnam War era. After serving four years active duty, he transferred to the naval reserve intelligence program, served 21 years, and retired as a captain.
He also served 33 years in K thru 12 Education as a teacher, coach, and principal of three schools. Dr. Anderson was selected as a Wells Fargo Principal for Guilford County Schools, went on to become the NC Principal of the Year, and was designated a National Distinguished Principal by the U. S. Department of Education. Concurrently, he received a master's degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a doctorate from UNC-Greensboro in addition to four years of post-doctoral work there in psychology, sociology, and counseling.
He was the owner of The Anderson Center for Marriage and Family Therapy in Greensboro and Mebane for over 25 years and published two best-selling books entitled: “Care Enough To Discipline-Raising Children for the 21st Century” and “Answers To Questions About Life, Livin', and Lovin' ” which was a compilation of his monthly “Ask Dr. A” columns featured in Alamance Magazine for over seven years on topics of faith, family, marriage, parenting, life, and love. Dr. Anderson was President of Real World Consulting for over 15 years which specialized in helping “high risk” schools improve discipline, increase academic achievement, and close test score gaps among various ethnic groups of students.
He was president of the Humane Society of Guilford County for eight years and also served as president of the Greensboro Civitan Club as well as being an active member of several veterans' organizations. Dr. Anderson was a member of the St. Francis Episcopal Church in Greensboro and the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Burlington.
Dr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Dr. Deborah Owens Webb Anderson, formerly of Macclesfield, NC as well as her son Chad Webb and his family (wife Lauren, Jett and Annalyse) of Greenville, NC. He is survived by his daughter, Julia Anderson Steele and husband Joey, of Greensboro and her daughter Avery Anderson Cox. Surviving siblings include his sister, Peggy Anderson Mathis (wife of Jim Mathis) of Wilmington, NC, brother, Phil Anderson, his wife Ellen, and their son Christopher of Charlottesville, VA, his brother, Roy Anderson of Leland, NC and sister and brother in law, Sharon and Ernie Poling.
A Celebration of Life service, including military honors, will be conducted at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The committal service will immediately follow the service in the Memory Garden of the church. The family will receive friends prior to the service in the church parlor from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, individual contributions should be made to any organization or charity which helps animals or people in need, especially children and their families.
Mr. James Bryant Barnard, formerly of Winston-Salem, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at the North Carolina State Veterans Home in Fayetteville.
A native of Iredell County, Jim was born October 29, 1927, a son of Hobert McKinley and Nizzie Renigar Barnard. He attended Harmony School before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1944. He served aboard the U.S.S. Little Rock, a light cruiser, until 1946.
He also served in the U.S. Army beginning in 1948 during the Korean Occupation Forces and then in Japan for 15 months. Soon after the start of the Korean War, he went back to Korea and was wounded in the battle for Bloody Ridge in August 1950, earning a Purple Heart for his bravery, and spent a year in hospitals, including the Walter Reed Medical Center.
In December 1950 he married his long-time sweetheart, Nellie Octavia Dalton, and in 1952 they returned to Winston-Salem and lived in Clemmons since 1964.
He was a long-time member of Clemmons First Baptist Church where he served as deacon, member of the Senior Choir and on various committees. He was a member of Clemmons Masonic Lodge No. 755, A.M & F.M., the Winston-Salem Scottish Rite Bodies, Oasis Shrine and Clemmons Chapter #373, the Order of the Eastern Star.
For more than 25 years, Jim was employed at Modern Chevrolet Company.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nell; sisters, Catherine B. Kinder, Lucille B. Wagner, and Darlene B. Holcomb; and brother, Hobert Edwin Barnard. He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
A Masonic graveside service with military honors will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11 AM at Westlawn Gardens of Memory. Memorials may be made to Clemmons First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 279, Clemmons, NC 27012.
Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com. Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel 3315 SIlas Creek Parkway Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Harold E. Beers, 85, Antis Township died Thursday evening December 5, 2019 at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. He was born May 5, 1934 in Ashville, son of the late Dewey H. and Ruth C. (Hollen) Beers.
He was twice married, first to Margaret E. Frank in Hollidaysburg and she preceded him in death. He then married Deanne Hazzard in West Virginia, and she died in 2006.
Surviving are a son, Harold J. of Antis Township; two daughters, Susan M. of Antis Township and Barbara A.; a grandson and a granddaughter; a brother, Merle Beers of Fort Erie, Canada; a sister, Marie DeAngelis of Dysart; and five nieces and five nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Paul.
Harold was a 1953 graduate of Cresson High School. In 1952, while still attending high school, he joined the Naval Reserves and then began serving on active duty in 1955 for nearly 15 years. Following his Navy career, which included being stationed on seven prestigious ships; USS Tinnerman, USS Kidd, USS Bainbridge, USS Little Rock, USS Bennington, USS Kitty Hawk and USS John F. Kennedy, he enlisted with the Army National Guard and in 1994 he earned retired status at the rank of staff sergeant after fifteen years of service.
Harold retired as a power plant mechanic at Penn State University after 29 years of service. He was also a self- employed appliance repairman for Gables Department Store, Altoona.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bellwood. He served as past exalted ruler of Tyrone Elks, past president of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Bellwood and was a life member of United Veterans Association, Bellwood. Harold enjoyed attending reunions for the first nuclear powered destroyer, the USS Bainbridge, one of the ships he served on during his Navy career. He was an avid Penn State fan and had attended the recent Penn State vs. Rutgers game.
BOUGHTON - Gary D., Sr. Of Buffalo, NY, January 18, 2020. Loving father of Gary Boughton II, Kathryn (Tom) Degitz, and Emily Boughton; brother of Sharon Butt.
Funeral Services will be held privately with the family. Gary wasan avid Yankees, Bills, and Sabres fan, and a proud Naval veteran serving on the U.S.S. Little Rock. Condolences at www.wendelandloecherinc.com.
Rolland H. Caldwell, 82, of Bumpass, VA passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020 at his residence after battling Alzheimer's.
Rolland joined the U.S. Navy, and later was recruited by IBM as a Customer Engineer. Coaching youth sports gave him great joy.
Rolland is preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Lakie Caldwell; his wife Margaret G. Caldwell. He is survived by two son's Bart and Russell Caldwell; one daughter Elise Conrad.
A family memorial celebration of life service will be held at a later date in Coeburn, VA.
Harry J. Chesnulevich, 91, died peacefully Wednesday morning, December 11, 2019, at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack.
Harry was born in Nashua on August 16, 1928 and was a son of the late John K. and Veronica (Owens) Chesnulevich. He was the loving husband of Dorothy (Poff) Chesnulevich of Hudson, to whom he had been married to for 66 years.
Harry was all about his family. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He supported his grandchildren by attending all their sport games no matter how far away they were. He also supported the Juvenile Diabetes Association and the Brain Injury Association of NH in the names of his grandchildren by participating in the walks for fund-raising.
Harry wanted to serve his community and country. He enlisted in the Navy in 1947. He was assigned to the USS Little Rock CL-92 and then aboard the USS English DD-696. While on the USS English, he was involved in action off the coast of Korea where he earned a Commendation Ribbon with Medal Pendant and Combat Distinguishing Device.
Harry served the town of Hudson in many capacities. He was a police officer for a short while but his real passion was the fire department He joined the fire department as a call firefighter in 1956. He rose through the rank and finished his service at the rank of Deputy Chief in 2000. After retiring, he continued to support the fire department by serving on the executive board of the Hudson Firefighters Relief Association. He also was the 1st Vice-President of the NH Firemen's Association for many years. Harry was known to stop by the firehouse almost everyday sit and chat with the duty crew over a cup of coffee. He received a Rescue Medal for his actions at a fatal fire in the south end of town in 1964.
Harry also supported the town by volunteering in other ways. During the winters, he would go out late at night and flood the skating rinks. He umpired little league baseball games and helped out at election time as a ballot clerk.
Being a volunteer firefighter was only a part-time endeavor. Harry was employed by Whitney Screw Corporation on Broad St. for 54 years. There he was a machine operator.
Beside his wife, Harry is survived by four sons, John Chesnulevich and his wife Cathy of Windam, Alan Chesnulevich and his wife Susan of Hudson, David Chesnulevich and his wife Cindy of Merrimack and Eric Chesnulevich of Hudson, six grandchildren; Krista Goldstein and her husband Michael, Kaitlin Bouley and her husband Charles Bouley Jr., Peter Chesnulevich and his wife Meaghan, Lauren Scurini and her husband Vincent, Charles Dent and Adam Dent and his wife Katie, seven great-grandchildren; Teagan,Quinn, Charlotte, Layla, Evan, Logan and Danielle, one sister; Carol Leigh, a sister-in-law; Joan Morse Jr, and a brother-in-law; Eugene Simard.
Harry was predeceased by a sister; Patricia Simard, two brothers; Raymond Morse Jr. and Ralph Chesnulevich and a sister-in-law; Annette Chesnulevich
Gerard A."Jerry" Dupuis, 81, of Inlet, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at his home. He was born on December 31, 1937 in Berlin, New Hampshire, the son of Phillip and Marie (Mercier) Dupuis. Jerry graduated from Indian Lake High School and then received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and then earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1960-1972, during the Cuban Missile Crisis and was honorably discharged with the rank of Full Lieutenant. Gerard was an attorney and practiced Corporate Litigation for several Wall St. law ﬁrms in New York City. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Inlet, USS Little Rock Association, American Bar Association and the American Legion.
Jerry was an exercise enthusiast and did so daily for at least a half hour prior to work and this routine continued in retirement. He also enjoyed many outdoor activities including, gardening, skiing, snowshoeing and golf. Jerry was very involved with groups that surrounded the Adirondacks, especially the Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council.
Surviving are his brother, Roger; daughters, Laura Caruso and Amy Dupuis-Katz; sons, Michael Dupuis and Jonathan Dupuis and 8, soon to be 9, grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 10 from 6-8 pm at Dimbleby Funeral Homes, Inc., 128 Fern Ave., Old Forge. Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 11 at 1 pm from St. Anthony of Paduas Church, Inlet, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.
Remembrances in Gerard's name may be made to the scholarship fund of the USS Little Rock Association or the Fulton Chain of Lakes Performing Arts Council, Inc.
Franklin, NJ: Roy Albert Gunderman, Jr., 74 years old, passed away peacefully at Andover Subacute and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Born to Roy A. Gunderman, Sr. and MaryLouise, he was a lifelong resident of Franklin, NJ.
Roy served with the United States Army and Navy during Peacetime and then worked in demolition and construction at Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, NJ for many years retiring in 2011. Roy was a member of the Franklin American Legion Post # 132 and enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting.
Roy is predeceased by a sister, MaryLouise Hanshaw and a brother, Donald Gunderman, Sr. and is the beloved husband for 53 years of Patricia Gunderman(nee Stoll) of Franklin, NJ. Devoted father of Elisa Curlis and her husband, Robert of Quinton, VA, Roy A. Gunderman, III and his wife, Cynthia of Gordonsville, VA and Carol Ann Miller of Franklin, NJ. Loving grandfather of Robert, Jonathan, Brandon, Ashley, Skyla, Damien, Paige and Brooke. Great grandfather of Kiera, Bradley, Asher and Aiden. Dear brother of Rich Gunderman of Hardyston Twp., NJ.
Kenneth Thomas Hutson, 69, of Henrico County passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Mr. Hutson was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; three children, Erik, Kimberlee and Bryon; and seven grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 9 at Affinity Funeral Service – Richmond Chapel, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 10 at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery in Amelia.
LABERINTO, Cosmo L. Of Middleboro, formerly of Somerville and Medford, passed away peacefully at his home on March 22.
He was a devoted husband, father, and friend who will be sorely missed. He leaves an incredible void in the hearts of those who loved him. Born in Somerville, on March 1, 1928. He was the son of the late Vincent and Mary Laberinto.
Cosmo proudly served his Country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Little Rock. He worked many years as an electrical engineer.
He is survived by his beloved wife Rosina (Antetomaso) for 57 years. Father of Lisa Pasquale and her husband Anthony of Middleboro and Vincent and his wife Laura of Raynham. Cherished grandfather of Michael, Dante and Gianna Pasquale, Nicholas, Jaiden and Lilah Laberinto. Brother of Louis Laberinto of FL and the late John and Elizabeth. Cosmo is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Above all Cosmo valued his family, always available to help and support the ones he loved.
Cosmo's Funeral Service will be held in the Beals- Geake- Magliozzi Funeral Home, 29 Governors Ave., MEDFORD, on Wednesday, March 27th, at 12:30pm. Relatives and friends are most welcome to attend. Visiting Hours prior to the service will be held from 10:30am until 12:30pm. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Donations in Cosmo's memory may be made to the Bayada Home Health Care of Plymouth, 20 North Park Avenue, Suite 1200, Plymouth, MA 02360.
Everett H. Pearsall, III, of Citrus Springs, FL, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2020, at the age of 80. Born in Yonkers, NY, on January 27, 1940, he was the son of Everett, Jr. and Helen (Skouse) Pearsall, both of whom predeceased him. He attended Yonkers High School before enlisting in the United States Navy, where he served honorably from 1957 until 1961 aboard the cruisers USS Canberra (CAG-2) and USS Little Rock (CLG-4). After separation, Everett worked at Anaconda Wire & Cable, Co., in Hastings, NY, Macy Westchester/Gannett newspapers as a pressman, and Jack Tracey Harley-Davidson/Honda as a mechanic.
In 1967, Everett joined the New York State Police as a Trooper and served there for 26 years, retiring in 1995 as an Investigator with the Troop K Narcotics Enforcement Unit. During his career, he was the recipient of 7 Superintendents Commendations, 7 Troop Commanders Commendations, 2 Superintendents Commendations from the New Jersey State Police, 2 Commendations from the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency and 1 letter of Commendation from the U.S. Secret Service.
In 1967, Everett married his loving wife of 52 years, Natasha, and the couple lived for many years in East Fishkill, NY, before moving to Citrus Springs, FL, in 2014. She survives him at home. He is also survived by his daughter Erena of LaGrangeville and son Everett H. IV (Jessica) of Rhinebeck, as well as a brother, J.W. Pearsall of North Palm Beach, FL. He was predeceased by his brother Charles "Chuck" (Maureen) Pearsall of Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
Everett loved riding motorcycles, whether it was around town or riding across the country. He was a past president of the Hudson Valley Chapter of the Warthogs Motorcycle Club, the Wild Pigs Motorcycle Club, and the Yonkers Motorcycle Club and he leaves behind many close friends and brothers from those associations. Additionally, he was active in the American Legion; the Antique Motorcycle Club; Hudson Valley Lodge 333, Fraternal Order of Police; Association of Former Troopers; U.S.S. Canberra and Little Rock Associations; USN Cruiser Sailors Association and a former brother of the Nepperhan Lodge A&FM in Yonkers.
Dale Piker was born on September 26th, 1940, to parents Milan Piker and Agnes Krejci, in the City of Grand Forks, North Dakota. He passed away on February 14th, 2020, after over a decade of fighting lung cancer. He is survived by his wife, Kim Piker, and six children, Daryl, DeAnn, Dennis (Wife- Nisa), Douglas, Denise (Husband- Dave) and Chase (Wife – Christine).
Dale was a hard-working, strong and independent man. Early in life, he was raised on a farm by his uncle and cousins, learning the work ethic he would carry with him throughout his life. Dale went to East Grand Forks for school, and was a star athlete, including basketball and football, where he played multiple positions, including quarterback. He recalled his coaches words when asked about the type of athlete he was, “I wish I had ten more just like him!”
Dale enlisted in the US Navy in 1959, working in communications aboard the USS Little Rock (CLG-4). His travels took him all over the world, including the Mediterranean. He was always proud of his service and of his country, late creating a large “God Bless Our Troops” sign in front of the house which stood for 17 years and still stands today.
In October 1959, he married his first wife, Bonnie Miller. He would have five children with Bonnie – Daryl, DeAnn, Dennis, Douglas and Denise. They were married until 1977. He later married his second wife, Kim LaFave, in 1980. Kim later gave birth to his last son, Chase, in 1990.
After the Navy, he would later continue his career working in communications at Northwestern Bell, where he worked his way through the ranks and entered management. The company would switch hands multiple times but is today known as CenturyLink. He retired after 29 ½ years, just before the birth of his last child, Chase.
In January 1994, Dale, Kim, Chase and Elva (Kim's mother) moved to Centennial, Colorado.
Kim remained employed with the phone company, and Dale became a stay-at-home father. He enjoyed every minute of retirement spending time with his son Chase, golfing as often as he could, and working on projects. He would travel back to North Dakota often, and over the years finished three basements and two decks for his children.
Dale was active throughout his life doing things he loved. He played and coached softball and was an avid hunter and fisherman. For years, he was active in the East Side Rod and Gun Club.
He was later active in Chase's Boy Scout Troop, pushing him and others to get their Eagle Scout. He had a love for classic cars and farm equipment that reminded him of his youth. Dale was a fantastic cook and could make a great meal on whim. He loved hosting parties and events at his house for the holidays, and in his backyard in the summers. There was always more food than we could finish.
Dale will always be remembered for the lives he had an impact on. As he said shortly before his passing, “I fought my battles!” He will always be forever in our hearts, and may he rest in peace.
A open house Celebration of Life for Dale Piker will be held at the Southglenn Country Club on February 22nd, 2020, from 4:00-8:00 PM. Food and drinks will be provided. Another Celebration of Life will be held in East Grand Forks, MN in the first week of May 2020. The exact date and time is TBD.
Joseph Relo, 92, passed away Monday, July 22, at Chestnut Hill Senior Living in Gahanna, OH where he had been a resident for 2 years.
Joe was born on January 19, 1927 in Hillsville, PA to parents Phillip and Josephine (Startari) Relo. He graduated from Struthers High School and immediately enlisted in the US Navy, proudly serving his country during World War II on the USS Little Rock. Joe continued his service to the community as a Struthers Firefighter for over 30 years, retiring in 1983. Always working a 2nd job, he was also employed at the Federal Wholesale Company in Hubbard, OH. He was an avid golfer and played regularly at Rolling Hills Golf Course in Pulaski, PA.
He married the former Josephine Merlino of New Castle, PA on February 27, 1960. She passed away on January 17, 1997. In addition to his parents and wife, Joe was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Triveri as well as several brother and sister in laws.
Joe will be deeply missed by his daughter, Sue Ann Hufford, son in law Larry, and the light of his life, granddaughter Abigail, all of Johnstown, OH as well as several nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be held, officiated by the Reverend Michael Swierz, on Saturday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Our Savior St. Nicholas Parish in Struthers. Friends may call at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Joe will be buried next to his wife at St. John's Cemetery in Coitsville, OH.
Robert E. Rogers, 72, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on April 16, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital, due to complications involving cancer. Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late James and Rita (Casey) Rogers. Robert was the loving husband of Linda C. (Massar) Rogers.
A veteran, he served in the US Navy. Robert was a retired carpenter, who built the entire second floor of their home by himself and remodeled multiple other areas. He was a member of the Amvets and Riverside Club, where he enjoyed playing in multiple pool leagues. He was in a bowling league at Leisure Lanes for many years, and enjoyed gardening. He also was an avid Phillies and Eagles fan. He will be missed by many, including his cat, Jax.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Linda, is a daughter, Lisa Jo Rogers; a son, Jeffrey Alan Rogers; grandchildren: Lylian Rose Minnich, Kylee Marie Rogers and Teagan Michelle Rogers; and sisters, Peggie Colestock, wife of Stanley, and Rita Whitebread, wife of the late Walter. He was preceded in death by brother, James Rogers II.
Friends will be received from 10-11 AM with a Memorial Service to begin at 11 AM on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 3131 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603 with The Rev. Clifton D. Eshbach. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Robert's memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central PA, 101 Erford Road, Suite 201, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
Colonel Kenneth W. Seymour (U.S Army RET), age 84, entered into eternal rest on June 23, 2017 at the home of his daughter Rebecca ,under the care of Hospice of Savannah and surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, Father, grandfather and great- grandfather. He is the son of Luther Doyle Sheriff and Bertha Lee Seymour Jones of Orangeburg, SC. He was born August 13, 1932 in Charleston, South Carolina. He grew up in Orangeburg, SC.
He joined the U.S. Marine Corps as an E-1, Pvt. on February 25, 1947. After serving three years in the Marines, he joined the U.S. Army. With four years in the Army and a total of seven years enlisted with the rank of Sergeant First Class (E-7) he was then was sent to Officer Candidate School in June 1953 at Fort Riley, Kansas. Upon successful completion he was commissioned Second Lieutenant, Ordnance Corp. After 33 years of military service he retired from the military with the rank of Colonel.
He is survived by his four daughters: Nancy Seymour Solomon (Craig Trabeaux) of Boca Raton, Florida, Karen Seymour (Russell Block) of Daphne, Alabama, Rebecca Rodriquez of Savannah, Georgia, and Joanne Seymour (Murray Klugman) of Tybee Island, Georgia; two sisters: Betty Mae Jones Brandenberg of Pensacola, Florida and Betty Sue Sheriff Sutton of Rockledge, Florida; six grandchildren: Carlin Conleay Dixon (John) of Ft Meade, Maryland, Gary Michael Conleay (Katie), of Savannah, Georgia, Kenneth A. Conleay (Erika) of Macon, Georgia, Kasey Varnado (Ryan) of Baton Rouge, La, Rachel Rodriquez of Loranger, La. and Ashley Rodriquez of Kennessaw, GA, and ten great- grandchildren: Hunter and Hailey Wingrove, Ava Grace Dixon, Brody Dixon, Audrey Dixon, John Luke Dixon, Cordyn Conleay, Campbel Conleay, Riley Clark, Wyatt Mounce and soon to arrive Caroline Elizabeth Conleay.
Proceeded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Seymour; daughter, Suzanne Seymour; parents, Bertha Lee Seymour Jones andLuther Doyle Sheriff; brother, John Seymour; Paternal grandmother, Nancy Statham and grandfather, Edgar Clarence Seymour.
Some of Ken's civilian volunteer work and awards:
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 o'clock on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Gamble Funeral Service - 410 Stephenson Avenue.
The funeral service will be held at 6 o'clock in the chapel conducted by Pastor Michael Locklear. Interment will be held at 11 o'clock Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Orangeburg, South Carolina, conducted by Gary Vance Conleay.
Pallbearers are Gary Michael Conleay, Kenneth Allen Conleay, Hunter Wingrove, John Dixon, Michael Meto Allen, Gary Shot Allen, Joey Brandenburg, Charlie Pace, Ladale Thompson and Daryl Roberston. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Allen.
The family would like to honor "The Colonel's" special caregivers that have become part of the family: Michelle Chisholm, Tanesa Smith, Diane Bruce, Betty Faggin, and Melissa McGinn. The family would also like to thank Liz Maher and staff of Hospice of Savannah.
Passed away on February 17, 2020. Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Winfred Thibodeau and Lottie Thibodeau.
John was humble man of few words and had a strong moral conviction. John treated everyone he met with dignity and respect. He touched the lives of many. He spent 21 years in the U.S. Navy, attaining the rank of Chief Machinist Mate. John was a Veteran of both Korea and Vietnam Conflicts.
John is survived by his loving family, William, John, Dawna, Debra, Blake, Taylor and Chantel. He will be missed. Our family would like to offer special thanks to the staff of the Middletown CBOC and the staff of the Providence VA Medical Center, for their support during this difficult time.
His funeral service will be held on Monday at 9 a.m. from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory-SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 1111 Boston Neck Rd. (Rt. 1A), Narragansett followed by a burial with Military Honors in Newport Memorial Park, Middletown. VISITING HOURS are Sunday from 3 - 6 p.m.
Cliff Wilson, age 71, of Knoxville, Iowa, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
Cliff's wishes were to be cremated. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Knoxville, beginning at 10:00 A.M. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M, followed by military honors. After military honors, a luncheon will be held at the Church.
Those left to cherish Cliff's memory include his wife, Joyce Wilson; children, Scott (Candi) Wilson, Jeff (Whitney) Wilson, and Jenny Geery; four grandchildren, Sara (Jesse) Burrier, Tyler Wilson, Elli Geery, and Liam Geery; one great-grandson, Michael Burrier; sisters, Cathy May and Erma Kirish, brothers, Robert Stretch (Kathy) Wilson, Jr.and Karen (Tom) Eagleson; step-mother, Karen Wilson; sister-in-law, Julie (Larry) Lockwood; brother-in-law, Dave (Renae) Dunkelberger; also several extended family members.
Cliff is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dora Wilson; brothers-in-law, Arnie May and Jay Clausen; and sister-in-law, JoAnn Clausen.
Memorials may be given in Cliff's memory to his family and will be distributed with love on a later date.
Edward P. Weaver of Hatboro passed away on March 8, 2020. He was 96.
Edward was the beloved husband of Jean Weaver with whom he shared 43 years of marriage.
He was born in Bethlehem, Pa., a son of the late Dorothy and Edward P. Weaver Sr.
Edward served in the US Navy during WWII taking part in the invasion of Normandy. After the war Edward was stationed on the USS Little Rock where he took part in a goodwill tour of South America and later became an active member of the USS Little Rock Association.
He attended a number of colleges including Penn State, and earned his Bachelors of Science from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. He received a Master's degree in Science Teaching from Bucknell University.
Edward taught Physics for 25 years at the Springfield Township High School in Montgomery County. He loved football and was an avid Penn State fan. He enjoyed photography and observing wildlife. He liked reading and writing and kept a detailed journal of his time in the Navy.
Edward is survived by two sons Scott and Mark as well as two sisters Nancy Arnold and Sally Weaver.
In addition to his wife and parents Edward is preceded in death by his companion of 12 years Barbara Glueck of Abington, a brother Robert Weaver, and two sisters Margaret Novack and Lorraine Herrlinger.
Relatives and friends will be received by his family on Sunday, March 15 after 1 p.m. in Schneider Funeral Home, 431 N. York Road, Hatboro followed by his Memorial Service at 2 p.m.
His interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials in Edward's memory may be made to the USS Little Rock Association or the United States Navy Memorial.