USS Current Memorial 


                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

       In Memoriam

 

                  

     

                         Captain James B. Duffy   1942 - 1945

                   CM 1/c ( DV )   Charles Cockrell   1943 - 1945

                         CWO-4 Peter Kowalchyk 1943 - 1945

                      SF2 ( DV )  John R. Barfuss  1943 -1945

                           EM1 Thomas Groody  1943 - 1945

                         EM1  Ralph Greenough 1943 - 1945

                   MM2 ( DV ) Albert Chakmak 1943 -1946                         

                              S 1/c Luther Gray  1944 - 1946

                             MM2 Floyd "Curley" Dyer  1944

                               CSC   Willard Warwick  1944

                                Ensign Phillip Criblet    1944     

                            Lieutenant Donald M. Ryan   1944

                              S / 2c   Richard Eakin   1944

                                  W / O   Lysle  Riley  1944

                          SF2  James B. Maxwell  1944 - 1945

                   MM2  ( DV )    John J. Wohlfit     1944 - 1945

                 MM1 ( DV )  George A. Skrivanek  1944 - 1946      

                                   QM3 Carl Green  1945

                                MOMM3  Bill Beach   1946

                        SF3 (DV)  Robert Toombs  1945 - 1946

                            EN3  Larry Leighty  1945 -1949                   

                    Captain Howard F. Gindling  1946 - 1948                      

                             GM1 Robert Shaw  1951 - 1953

                               EN3 Leslie Smith  1951 - 1955

                                   SN    Jack Koby   1952

                                  SN Johnny Welch  1952

                                EN2  B J Newby  1951 - 1953  

                          LTJG Frank Zwolinski  1952 - 1954

                          EN3  Leslie Smith     1952 - 1954  

                        Captain   Milton R. Hill   1953 - 1954

                       MEG1  Donald Rohwedder  1953 - 1955               

                            CWO1 Benjamin Turner  1955

                           EM2   Percy Lacour   1954 - 1956

                          IC2  Elmer Schnittker 1954 - 1957

                                BMC (DV) Henry Tierno  1956

                      HMC (DV)  Donald Aanerud  1956 - 1960

                          BM3 Robert G. Bryan 1956 - 1960

                                FA   Donald Brooks   1957

                           BT3  Clayton C. Cox  1957 - 1958

                           LTJG Victor Stevens  1957 - 1959

                   GM1 (DV)  Charles F. Stewart  1957 - 1959

                      BMC (DV) Robert Dodson  1957 - 1960

                      Captain  Harold R. Minard  1958 -  1960

                     HM1  Harold "Doc" Canfield  1958 - 1960

                         B'osn Jerry Monagahan 1958 - 1960

                                BMSN Gary Kelley  1958 -1961

                                    XO Joe Ramseyer  1959 

                             BT3 Jack Courtney  1960 - 1962

                            EN3 Jerry Spickler  1960 - 1963

                             BT1 Kenneth Byng  1960 - 1963

                      Captain  George Evans  1960 - 1963                     

                        EN3 Anthony Ostroski  1960 -1963

                         ENCS  Vernon Walters 1960 - 1963

                               BMSN Bill White 1960 -1964  

                          EM2 Walter Beckman  1960 - 1964

                      EN3  Eldon ( Ozzie ) Osmun 1961 - 1964

                             EN2  Ron Bromley  1962 - 1966

                    BMC (DV) William Bokanoski  1963 - 1964

                         EM1   Richard Sansaver  1963 - 1968

                       DC1 (DV) Jerome 'JJ' Fox   1963 - 1968 

                    SFM2  Daniel "Ace" Acfalle  1964 - 1969

                          CWO  Richard Jugar   1964 - 1967

                   HMC (DV) Richard "Doc" Nuttall  1964 -1968  

                  BM2 (DV) John "Jack" Steffens 1964 - 1969     

                           SN Tom Rasinski  1964 - 1966 

                         CWO   Allen "Tom" Hill  1964 - 1966

                            EN3 Richard Pappe  1965 - 1968

                          LTJG Kenneth   Bryant 1965 - 1968

                         BMC Camiel Dezutter 1965 - 1969   

                        QM1 (DV)  Warren Wilson  1965 - 1970

                        SN Troy "Seaweed" Jordan   1966                        

                               SN Ken Boyette  1965 - 1967   

                            ENC Ellis Ferguson 1966 - 1970      

                               FN   James Roebuck   1967

                        RM3  Charles Trainer   1967 - 1968

                          Captain George Giganti  1967 - 1969

                  HMC (DV) William "Doc" Thomas  1968 - 1969

                            EN2  Mark Kjelsrud    1968 - 1970

                            BMC ( DV )  Larry Manini   1969

                            LT  Paul Foltz   1969 - 1970

                           SN Dana Sucha   1969 - 1971

                          HTC  George Johnson 1969 - 1971

                         Captain Joe Bradshaw  1970 - 1972

                               MR3 Noel Kessler 1970 - 1972

                              EM1 Walt Trahan  1962 - 1964

                              QM2 Vernon Sallie  1965 - 1968

                                                         

                                                                                                               

                                       

 

                                                  

 

  

                                                                                               

                                

  Ensign Phillip S. Criblet
            1944

                                                                                           

                                                       

 

  On October 20, 1944, USS Current conducted diving operations

 to save the severely damaged heavy cruiser USS Canberra

 from sinking after a Japanese torpedo attack. Current's assistant

  salvage officer Ensign Philip S. Criblet , 30, drowned when his air

   supply was severed during shoring efforts in the

flooded engine room of the Canberra

 

  A memorial and burial at sea was held on the morning of

   October 21, 1944 from the USS Canberra. Ensign Philip S. Criblet

   was posthumously awarded the Navy and Marine Corp Medal

   for heroic diving on board the USS Canberra CA-70

                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                 

 Philip S. Criblet, 30, was born September 12, 1914 in Scranton, Pennsylvania 

  to Louise Sylvester of Scranton and Paul Louis Criblet, originally of

   Geneva, Switzerland. His father left the family and moved to Papeete, Tahiti

     when Philip was 6 years old. Philip's school years were spent in Maryland

      and in 1935 he graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore

     with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

 

    After graduation, Philip began working at Worthington Pump and

     Machinery Corporation in Harrison, New Jersey. In 1938 he married

      Louise H. Kraft and in 1940, his only child, Elaine Louise was born.

 

     In December 1943, Philip enlisted in the Navy, attended Officers

       Candidate School and was commissioned an Ensign. After completion 

      of diver training, he was assigned to the USS Current as the ship's   

 assistant Salvage Officer. He died on October, 20, 1944.

                                                                       

                                                       

 

 

                            

 

   MOMM2 (DV) John J. Wohlfit
 1944

 

 

 

 Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class John J. Wohlfit, United States Naval Reserve, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action and the Navy Commendation Medal while serving aboard the U.S.S. CANBERRA (CA-70), from 18 October to 27 October 1944. The ship was under continuing threat of enemy air and submarine attack, and rolling deeply and machinery spaces were encumbered by debris from the torpedo explosion. His efforts contributed materially to the ship being removed from dangerous enemy waters to a safe anchorage. His utter disregard for his own safety was at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CM1 (DV) Charles Cockrell
 1943-1945

 

 

 

 Carpenter's Mate First Class Charles Cockrell, United States Navy, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action and the Navy Commendation Medal while serving aboard the U.S.S. CANBERRA (CA-70), from 18 October to 27 October 1944. The ship was under continuing threat of enemy air and submarine attack, and rolling deeply and machinery spaces were encumbered by debris from the torpedo explosion. His efforts contributed materially to the ship being removed from dangerous enemy waters to a safe anchorage. His utter disregard for his own safety was at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  CWO-4 (DV) Peter Kowalchyk
     1943-1945

 

 

 CWO-4 Peter Kowalchyk, United States Navy, was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action and the Navy Commendation Medal while serving aboard the U.S.S. CANBERRA (CA-70), in the Pacific areas, from 21 to 27 October 1944.

 

 

        Obituary

 

Peter Kowalchyk, 81, was born on June 26, 1917 and died on September 1, 1998. He was a recipient of the Silver Star Award for heroic efforts to save the cruiser USS Canberra from sinking in World War Two. He is intered at the Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  SF2 (DV) J. R. Barfuss
   1943-1945

 

 

 

 Shipfitter 2/c  J.R. Barfuss, United States Navy, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action and the Navy Commendation Medal while serving aboard the U.S.S. CANBERRA (CA-70), from 18 October to 27 October 1944. The ship was under continuing threat of enemy air and submarine attack, and rolling deeply and machinery spaces were encumbered by debris from the torpedo explosion. His efforts contributed materially to the ship being removed from dangerous enemy waters to a safe anchorage. His utter disregard for his own safety was at all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   LT Paul R. Foltz
     1969-1970

 

 

 

 

 

 
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Paul Raymond Foltz, United States Naval Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in armed conflict against the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong communist aggressors in the Republic of Vietnam, on 21 October 1971. As Officer in Charge of Harbor Clearance Unit One Combat Salvage Operations in the U Minh Forest, Quang Nam, Vietnam, Lieutenant Foltz courageously led and directed two Navy salvage craft from HCU-1 and twelve men in salvaging a Vietnamese river craft which had been sunk by Viet Cong mines, rockets and swimmer sappers. Lieutenant Foltz was in an exposed position in the lead craft calmly directing the progress of his convoy when the enemy launched a vicious mortar attack. Without regard for his own personal safety, he remained at his station courageously directing the defense. His outstanding performance of duty contributed significantly to the saving of other lives and to the United States Navy combat effort in the Republic of Vietnam. Lieutenant Foltz's exemplary professionalism and outstanding devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. Lieutenant Foltz is interred at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland, Indiana.

Lieutenant Foltz was on his third tour of duty in Vietnam when he was killed by a B-40 rocket during the ambush on his salvage craft on the Trem Trem River.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  SF2 James B. Maxwell
         1944 -1946

 

Birth:  Jul. 29, 1910
Death:  Oct. 31, 1978
Ruleville
Sunflower County
Mississippi, USA

Obituary of Mr. James B. Maxwell of Ruleville, Mississippi

Mr. Maxwell was 68 years old and a lifelong resident of Ruleville, Mississippi and married his loving wife Mary Ruth Williams-Maxwell April 25, 1938 of Skene, MS. He is survived by his wife, a son James William Maxwell of Horn Lake MS, a daughter Ms. Cecilia Maxwell-Lusk of Ruleville MS and a second son Floyd Allen Maxwell of Millwood Texas. He was in the US Navy during WWII and served aboard the Diver-Class rescue and salvage ship the USS Current (ARS-22). His ship operated in the Pacific Theater rescuing and salvaging war ships from July 1944 through Nov. 1945. Mr. Maxwell owned and operated the Ford Tractor dealership in Ruleville MS for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ruleville, and a member of the Ruleville area Masons.

Mr. Maxwell is also survived by grandchildren Sean Maxwell, Mimi Harder, Brian Maxwell, Helen Maxwell, Monica Wolfe, Matt Maxwell, Coco Plum, Josh Maxwell, Jamie Harrell, and Shea Lusk. Great grandchildren; Shelby Sheppard, Joshua Harder, Alex Roberts, Allen Maxwell, Felecia Maxwell, Brennan Raney, Tyler Raney, Jake Wolfe, Nichole Lusk, Justice Lusk, Ashley Cocilova, Lance Lusk and Riley Lusk.

Mr. Maxwell's WWII service was on the salvage ship the USS Current ARS-22 from 1944 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater. 

His interment is at the Lehrton Cemetery, Ruleville, Mississippi.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

  EM1 Ralph Greenough
       1943-1945

 

Greenough, Ralph M., 95, born on June 10, 1918 in Royal Oaks Michigan passed away December 23, 2013. Ralph grew up in Michigan and moved to California as a result of employment as an accountant with GM in Van Nuys and retired after 30 years. He was a proud World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Current. He is survived by his wife Gloria (Gigi); daughter, Zandra (Steve Gastelum; grandchildren: Veronica Rosati, Preston (Devin) Ball, Nicholas (Mary Pryor, prides of his life great-grandchildren: Avery Rosati, Deegan and Savannah Ball, brother Robert Greenough and sister June Greenough. A Celebration of Ralph's life will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society. Interment is at the Bakersfield National Cemetery, Arvin, California.

 

 

 

   EM1 Thomas Groody
   1943-1945

 

GROODY, Thomas J., 85, passed away on May 12, 2010.  A U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and Korea, he served on the rescue salvage ship USS Current ARS-22. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1023, Elmont, N.Y. and the Knights of Columbus of the Memorare Council). He was the loving husband of Alice A., beloved father of Thomas M. (Deborah), Edward F. and William A., cherished grandfather of two and great-grandfather of two. He was survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Saturday and Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 PM at the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Hicksville Chapel, 47 Jerusalem Avenue (corner of West Marie St.) Hicksville, New York. Funeral is Monday 9:45 AM at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church. Interment will be at Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington, New York.

 

 

 

 

 

   Commander James B. Duffy
     1942-1945

 

 

 

 

For outstanding achievement in the line of his profession while in command
of the Naval salvage vessel USS Current in a combat area in the Western Pacific.
Lieutenant Commander Duffy assisted in salvage and towing operations which       resulted in getting two damaged warships out of the danger area and into a
safe port.


During the slow and hazardous journey, the task group was in constant danger
of attack from enemy aircraft and later from enemy submarines known to be
operating along the route. The highly efficient salvage work done by the men
under his command on both every service which could possibly be undertaken
to assist the crippled ships under the most trying circumstances contributed
greatly to the eventual success of the mission. His conduct was in keeping with
the highest traditions of the United States Navy.
 

      William F. Halsey

      Admiral

      United States Navy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                

    Lieutenant Donald M. Ryan
              1944

                   

 

 

 

 

   

 
   LT Frank J. Zwolinski
        1952-1954

 

 Obituary

 

Frank J. Zwolinski 86, passed away March 23, 2005. Born November 15, 1918 in Rochester, N.Y. and reared in Penn Yan, N.Y. A resident of Sunnyvale, California he passed away in Mountain View, California. He was a Pearl Harbor Survivor, serving on the USS Raleigh, and active in the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Chapter 2. His Navy Career spanned 30 years, serving during Word War ll, Korea and Vietnam. He attained the rank of Commander before his retirement in 1968. After retirement from the Navy he went to work for the County of Alameda. he retired a second time in 1980 from the position of Emergency Services Coordinator for the Alameda County Office of Emergency Services. He was a San Lorenzo resident for 45 years and was very active in his community. He was a volunteer at Hayward's Historical Museum, active in the San Lorenzo Homeowner Association and a bingo caller at St. Joachim's Catholic Church. he also served as Fire Commissioner for the San Lorenzo Fire Protection District. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Agnes Leona (Zubris) Zwolinski, whom he went to school with in Penn Yan, N.Y. He is survived by his son Frank J, Zwolinski and his partner, Jim Mulligan, of Santa Rosa; his son Paul M. Zwolinski and his wife, Billie of Sunnyvale; his daughter, Donna J. Madeira and her husband, Lou, of Folsom; and his daughter Carol Z. Fairchild of San Jose. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Matthew Zwolinski of San Diego. Paul Madeira of Arcata, Anna Madeira of Folsom, and Peter Madeira of Folsom. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Sunday April 3, at 1 p.m. at Machado's Hillside Chapel, 1051 Harder Road, Hayward. A private interment with full military honors will take place Monday at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward. 

     

                                                                                                      

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

  HM1(DV) Harold Canfield  
   1958-1960

 

    Obituary

 

Harold De Vern Canfield, 83, passed away February 8, 2006 after a long illness. Born November 23, 1923 in Brigham City, Utah. Retired from the U.S. Navy after 29 years of service. Member of UDT (Underwater Demolition Team Three). A Pearl Harbor Survivor attached to the U.S. Naval Hospital, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Served in WWII in both the Asian and European Theaters of war. Participated in the invasion of Normandy and served in Korea. He was a loving family man and is survived by his wife of 34 years, Charlotte Canfield; a daughter, Kathleen Andrews; stepson, Donald Baird; two grandchildren, Jason Andrews and Francheska Anderson; two stepchildren, Don Jr. and John Baird; a great-grandchild, Ethan Anderson and a step-great-grandchild, Simon Baird. Memorial services will be held in California.

 

 

 

 

                                                                 

  CWO (DV) Jerry Monaghan
   1958-1960

 

                 Obituary
 
Retired U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer Jerome Allen "Jerry" Monaghan, 82, of Kittery ME, died surrounded by his family at the Edgewood Center on Oct. 21, 2004, after a period of declining health. Born in Bridgeport CT on Jan. 23, 1922, he was raised in Gardiner ME, where he attended local schools. 

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September of 1942 and retired in June of 1971, after serving his country for 31 years. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. His Naval career took him from the South Pole to the North Pole. He was also USS Current's salvage diving officer and taught salvage theory at the diving school in Bayonne NJ, where he met his wife Rose Mary, to whom he was married for 51 years. 

He received many commendations and campaign ribbons during his career. He received the Antarctic Expeditionary Medal. While in Vietnam, he was attached to Harbor Clearance Unit 1, officer in charge of the YLLC-5 boat that patrolled the Mia Cong Delta, where he earned the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. As a bosun, he was plank owner of the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington DC. He was also docent at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Historical Museum. He was a member of the Navy League, the Retired Officers Association, and the U.S. Naval Institute; and he was a life member of the Frank E. Booma Post of Portsmouth and the American Legion Post 188 in Eliot ME. 

He enjoyed delivering the Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for the Eliot Lions Club with his grandchildren. He was a quiet man with a dry sense of humor and enjoyed having family and friends come to visit. Even though he traveled extensively with the military, he still enjoyed family vacations across the country. He also enjoyed cruises. 

He is survived by his wife, Rose Mary (O'Donnell) Monaghan; son Timothy of Baltimore MD; daughter Cissy Furbish and husband Bruce of Kittery; grandchildren Jeffrey Monaghan and Michael and Amanda Furbish; brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Alice O'Donnell of Cary NC; brother-in-law George Kiefer of Beachwood NJ; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother Alice Beatrice Monaghan in 1964.

He will be sadly missed by the people whose lives he has touched including his many friends and neighbors, as well as friends at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Historical Museum, Compass Care, and Edgewood Center.
 

 

 

 

 

 

  LCDR (DV)  Harold R. Minard
  1958-1960

 

     Obituary

 

Harold Raymond Minard, 93, of Winnabow, North Carolina died Saturday, February 5, 2011, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Sea Lawn Memorial Park, Hampstead. Andrews Mortuary, Market Street.
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Apr. 4, 2011
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     HMC (DV) Richard D. Nuttall  
                         1964-1969

 

 

 

    Obituary

 

 

On the 26th day of March, 1997, “Freeman” Dave the Kanabite returned to his Father in Heaven.

Born Richard David Nuttall on October 26, 1931 in Park City, Utah to David Verl and Hilda Ingrid Sutherland Nuttall. He was raised and educated in Utah County. He entered the United States Navy in 1949 as a medic attached to the U.S. Marine Corp. During the Korean Conflict his bravery and skill earned him the respect of his superior officers and peers. He was awarded many medals, two Silver Stars, Three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart for wounds received in the Battle for Pork Chop Hill.

He continued his military career through the Vietnam era serving on USS Current ARS-22 where he received numerous awards for his gallantry and accomplishments. He retired from the Navy in 1969 with 20 years of honorable service to the country he loved.

He fell in love with and married Carol Ann Williams on December 26, 1953. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He is survived by his sweetheart, pal and good buddy, Babbett (Betty) Reisler Nuttall; his sister Gloria Gay Neeves; his children David Arthur (Teresa), Richard Verl (Karen), Stephen Joseph (Renay), Erika Ann Evans, Crystal Gay (Brad) Brown, Heather Ingrid Kealoha (David) Yarbrough, Nancy Ellen Durrant and William Ephraim (Gabriella); 84 grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his sweetheart of 37 years, Carol Ann Nuttall; one daughter, Mary Carol Nielsen, and three grandchildren: Daniel Justin Nuttall, Aimee Elizabeth Nuttall and Amanda Benevento.

“Freeman” Dave’s hero was Captain Moroni in the Book of Mormon and he truly believed in the Title of Liberty…our God our religion and freedom.

 

Graveside services were held in Deer Springs, Utah on March 29, 1997 under the direction of Mosdell Mortuary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Richard Eakin S 2/c
 1944

 

 

  Obituary

 

EAKIN, RICHARD GORDON, 85, formerly of Vestavia Hills, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Marie Britt Eakin. He graduated from Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, NC where he met and married his wife Marie. Richard served in the Navy during WWII. He worked for the Economy Book Company for 25 years, and then did consultant work after retiring. He was an avid fisherman and Alabama Football fan. He is survived by his daughter, Lynn Murray (Charles), of Dora, AL; his brother, Tom Eakin and his sister, Eileen Harrison (Ed) both of New Castle, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 12 to 1 PM at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home in Hoover. Graveside service will follow at 1 PM in Jefferson Memorial Gardens, South with Dr. Al Moore officiating. Special thanks to the West Wing staff of Golden Living Nursing Home for their love and care.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

      BMC (DV) Larry Manini

 

      1969

 

    Obituary

 

Lawrence Keanu Manini, 56, was born August 28, 1937 and died February 2, 1994.   He was U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran attaining the rate of Boatswain Mate Chief and serving on the USS Current ARS-22 as a Master Diver. He is survived by his wife and six daughters. He is interred at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe, Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       EM2 Percy LaCour 
             1956-1958
                             
            Obituary

 

Percy Michel LaCour, 65,  a retired instrument technician at Exxon Chemical Co. and a resident of Prairieville, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Mansura. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd. Religious services at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, conducted by the Rev. Miles Walsh and eulogy by Pastor Ken Nelson. Interment in Port Hudson National Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Maurine B. LaCour; two sons, Kevin LaCour and wife Jean of Houston, and Monty Lacour and wife Reneé of Port Allen; four grandchildren, Nicholas, Tucker and Tanner LaCour and Dillon Couvillon; a sister, Gladys Francois of Cottonport; a brother, Allen LaCour of Des Allemands; a niece and husband, Elaine and Van Michel of Destrehan; two other nieces, Kaffie Cunningham and Linda Chant; six nephews, Terry and Bobby Francois, Joe Dufour, Larry and Rodney Ducote and Kurt LaCour. He is also survived by the following sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and their families, George and Joyce Nelson of Seattle, Philip and Ann Bordelon of Clinton, and Victor and Carol Cashio and Ray and Mona Gaspard, all of Greenwell Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father, Sydney S. LaCour, and mother, Edine B. LaCour, who were of Mansura; a sister, Ivy Rose Ducote, who was of Chalmette; and a half-brother, Ryan LaCour, who was of Bogalusa.

He was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Men's Club and Cajun Clickers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to American Heart Association, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  BMC (DV) William Bokanoski

 

 

   Obituary

 

BOKANOSKI, WILLIAM JOHN, 67, of Floral City, Florida died Monday (March 4, 2002) in Inverness. Born in Hazleton, Pa., he came here in 1991 from Pinckney, Mich. He retired from the Navy in 1977 with 27 years of service. He achieved the rank of Boatswain Mate Chief Petty Officer and was a Master Navy Diver serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Joslyn; three sons, Pastor Raymond E. Joslyn, Albuquerque, N.M., Jerry L. Joslyn, Prattsburgh, N.Y., and Ronald E. Joslyn, Belleville, Mich.; two daughters, Sharon E. Ferguson, Ypsilanti, Mich., and Shelia E. Calvin, Garden City, Mich.; several nieces and nephews; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inverness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
             HTC George Johnson
                             1969-1971

 

 

 

 Obituary

 

George A. Johnson, 76, born January 20, 1931 passed away February 25, 2007. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. He is buried at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    HTC (DV) Jerome J. Fox
                    1963-1968

 

 

  Obituary

 

Jerome J Fox, 56, born July 28, 1935 passed away June 23, 1992. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran attaining the rate of Hull Technician Chief and was a Master Diver. He is buried at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in South Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

 

 

  HT1 Daniel C. Acfalle
               1964-1969
 
Daniel "Ace" Acfalle, 64, born August 22,1936 in Asan Village, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, passed away September 20, 2000 in Vallejo, California. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran, retiring from the Navy after 20 years of service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                  

        ENCS Vernon Walters
       1960-1963

                                    

 Obituary

 

Walters, Vernon E., 54, a retired U.S. Navy veteran, attaining the rank of Engineman Senior Chief Petty Officer, died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson, Kansas.

Survivors are his wife, Jane; son, Vernon Jr. of Riley; daughter, Victoria Schuckman, mother, Addie Paulk, brothers, Ira, Gary, all of Hutchinson, Kansas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     LTJG Kenneth Bryant

 

      1965-1968

 

 

   Obituary  

 

Kenneth D. Bryant, 70, died April 8, 2004 at his home.

He had been a resident of Jacksonville, Florida since

1970. He had retired from the United States Navy as a

Lieutenant Commander in 1975. He was also a retired

engineer from Jefferson Smurfit.

 

He was married to Joan (East) Bryant for 50 years.

He is survived by his wife, one son, Steve Bryant and

wife Georgette of Boys Ranch, Florida, two daughters,

Jo Lynn Curtis of Lake Wales, Florida and Dee Ann

Morehouse of Waco, Texas; six grandchildren, Joshua

Steven Bryant, Sarah Rebecca Klinkenberg, Jennifer

Gail Bryant, Danielle Nicole Morehouse, Hannah Marie

Morehouse, and Margaret Caitlin Curtis; one great

granddaughter, Sydney Lauren Bryant.

 

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa and

brother-in-law. He was a faithful committed Christian

and a member of Highlands UMC until his death. He

previously held membership at New Life Community

UMC and Avondale UMC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     BM2 ( DV )  John "Jack" Steffens 

 

      1964-1969 

 

 

 A Tribute to John Steffens

 

 

 

 

 

   EM1 Richard Sansaver
  1963-1968

 

 

   Obituary

 

Richard Sansaver, 51, born on February 28, 1936 passed away November 14, 1987. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. He is interred at Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Washington.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       BT1 Kenneth Byng 
    1960-1963

 

    Obituary

 

A memorial celebration for Kenneth W. Byng of Oakland, Ark. was held noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Oakland Community Center, with Tony De Weese officiating. Byng died Thursday, March 5, 2009, in Mountain Home at age 70. He was born Thursday, June 9, 1938, in Oconto, Wis., the son of Jerry Byng, Sr. and Ruth Fye. He married Elaine Johnson Nov. 3, 1968 , at Reno, Nev., and worked as a mechanical engineer for Military Sealift Command for 28years. Byng lived in Oakland, Ark. since 1988, moving from California.

He was a  proud American citizen and a patriotic naval veteran who was passionate for fishing, wildlife, the outdoors and gardening. He was a world traveler, experiencing many beautiful places and was a dedicated family man. Byng is survived by his wife Elaine; son, Bernard (Yvette) Byng of Tracy, Calif.; daughter, Pamela Byng of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Jerry (Carol) Byng of Abrams, Wis.; two sisters, Shirley Earley of Pestigo, Wis., and Carol Owens of Milwaukee; numerous nieces and nephews; grandchildren Andrea and Jessica Byng; and special friends, Corky, Jim and Chuck. Memorials may be made to Gail's Pets Second Chance, P.O. Box 83, Oakland, AR 72661.Arrangements were by Kirby & Family  Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www. kirby and family. com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   EN2 Ron Bromley
         1962-1966

 

 

 

 Obituary

 

RONALD BROMLEY, 66 of Tomball, Texas passed away September 23, 2009. Survived by daughters Andra Bromley and Tanya Miller as well as 5 grandchildren and numerous other special relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Magnolia Funeral Home. Tributes can be left at www.magnoliafunerals.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
    RM1 Rick Jugar
         1964-1967

 

 

 

Obituary

 

Richard Frank Jugar ("Rick") 69, went home to heaven on September 1, 2011. Rick was born October 14, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, preceded in death by his father, Frank H. Jugar and his mother, Dolores Javier Cage. Rick was the first district court administrator to serve DeKalb and Rockdale Counties Superior Courts. He served in that capacity from 1982 through 1999. Rick was a proud U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1959 to 2001. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Westermann Jugar of Atlanta; his children, son, Steven Brenner and wife Katie; daughter Heather Brenner; son, Eric Jugar; grandchildren, Julian Jugar Hawkins , Olivia Grace Brenner and Jackson ("Jack") Steven Brenner; his brothers Alan Jugar of Lake City, Fl and Jeff Jugar and wife, Lisa of Montana, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Tucker with Pastor Ray Borchelt officiating. Inurnment will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens on Saturday, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2110 Brockett Rd., Tucker, Georgia 30084. Please visit our online tribute at www.floralhillsfuneral.com. Arrangements by Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Tucker 770-491-3021.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    RM3 Charles Trainer
         1967-1968
 
   Obituary

 

Charles E. Trainer, III, 65, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Charles was born December 10, 1945 in Maywood, California to Charles E. Trainer, Jr. and Jennie Gahagan Trainer. He was as resident of Port Arthur for 61 years and retired as a Supervisor in the Power Department of Motiva after 32 years of service. He was also a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Linda Bryan Trainer of Port Arthur, TX; two daughters, Kasey Trainer of Nederland, TX, Rebecca Ward and husband, Daniel of Lumberton, TX; son, Jeremy Trainer of Georgetown, TX; two sisters, Janice Butler and husband, Bob of California, and Cheryl Dotson of Idaho; two grandsons, Carter Ward and Jackson Ward. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas with Reverend Steven Hays officiating. Military Graveside Honors will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Nederland. A visitation for family and friends will begin Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home. The family request casual dress for the visitation and services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    EN2 Mark Kjelsrud

 

Birth:  Jan. 2, 1947
Montana, USA
Death:  May 6, 2004
Aloha
Washington County
Oregon, USA

Obituary from the Great Falls Tribune dated May 12, 2004:

Former Great Falls resident Mark Dudley Kjelsrud, 57, of Beaverton, Ore., an automotive technician and Navy veteran, died of Multiple Sclerosis Thursday in Aloha, Oregon.
A "Celebration of Life" is noon Friday at the Beaverton Community Center. His body has been donated to Oregon Health and Sciences University for multiple sclerosis research, followed by cremation.
Survivors include his wife, Gineve Jill Gilbert; a daughter, Cassandra Kjelsrud; his mother, Lois Kjelsrud; a sister, Karla Lindstrom; brothers Gary Kjelsrud and Eric Kjelsrud; and a grandson, Giovanni Kjelsrud.
Mark was born Jan. 2, 1947 in Great Falls, where he was raised. He graduated from Great Falls High School in 1965, then attended college in Havre. He was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran serving from 1967 to 1972, as an Engineman 2nd Class. He later became a Master Technician for General Motors, receiving the highest honor in all five divisions as one of the top 30 in the nation.
In 1988, to "get away from the wind," he and his family moved to the Portland area, where he enjoyed Harley Davidson Motorcycle rides, hot rods, and helping family and friends with "honey-do" projects, as long as power tools were involved.
The only love that exceeded tools and cars were the arms in which he passed away, those of his "best friend" Gineve, his "pumpkin" Cassandra, and the reason he fought leaving us so long: grandson Giovanni "Spike" Kjelsrud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   SN Dana Sucha
  1969-1971

 

 

    Obituary

 

Dana Sucha, 61, of Schuyler, Nebraska was born November 23, 1949 and died Tuesday, August 23, 2011. He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Friday, August 26, 2011 at St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Schuyler. Visitation: 3-5 p.m., Thursday at Kracl Funeral Chapel and 6-8 p.m at the church. Rosary Service: 7 p.m, Knights of Columbus and Parish St. Augustine's. Burial with Military Honors at Holy Cross Cemetery in Schuyler. Memorials to Holy Cross Cemetery or to donor's choice. Lunch at St. Augustine's Parish Hall. Arrangements by Kracl Funeral Chapel of Schuyler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
                     ENC Ellis Ferguson
                                               1966-1970

 

 

 

 

     Obituary

 


Ellis B. Ferguson, 75, passed away March 1, 2013 in Port Orchard, Washington. Ellis was born Nov. 1, 1937 in Monroe, N.C., to parents Loree (McManus) Ferguson and Carlton Odell Ferguson. Ellis graduated from Monroe High School then began his tour in the Navy, receiving the rank of Engineman Chief and serving in the Vietnam War. He served from 1955 to 1975. During that time, he met Sadako "Reiko" Imada and they married May 18, 1960, in Fukuoka, Japan. After his time in the Navy, Ellis worked and retired from Bangor as a crane operator for 19 years.

He is preceded in death by both his parents and sisters, Jan and Barbra. Ellis is survived by his wife, Sadako; his daughter, Sandy (Mark) Cain; and three grandchildren: Kyler, Colby and Kelsy Cain.

Ellis enjoyed watching baseball, working in his yard and spending time with his family and grandchildren (who he took great pride in).

At the family's request, no services are scheduled. Arrangements entrusted to Lewis Funeral Chapel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

    LTJG Victor Stevens
         1957-1959

 

 

 

   Obituary

 

WORCESTER- Cdr. Victor B. Stevens, Jr., 75, of    Worcester, died Saturday, August 22 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis surrounded by his godchildren, Mary and Tom McGreevy and close friends. He was born in Worcester, the son of the late Victor B. Stevens, Sr. and Statia (Michalak) Stevens. His brother Richard predeceased him in 2005.

Victor graduated from St. Stephen’s High School in 1952, from Holy Cross College with a BA in English in 1956 and was awarded a Master’s and Advanced Degree in Guidance and Psychology from Assumption College in 1967 and 1972. Victor had a distinguished career in the US Navy and was most proud of his assignment as 50th in Command of “Old Ironsides”, the USS Constitution from 1960-1963.

Victor taught English and eventually was Director of Guidance at St. Peter’s Central Catholic High School in Worcester. He was particularly successful in his coaching of several winning varsity basketball teams while at St. Peter’s High School. Victor was founder of the 400 Clubs of Harwich Port and later in Marlborough and Worcester. He will be sorely missed by his many friends, former students and athletes who have known and loved him for his dedication, his love of the arts, the Cape, and his humor and wit.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday, August 25 from CALLAHAN & FAY BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 61 Myrtle St. with a Mass at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 34 Ward Street. Burial in Notre Dame Cemetery will be private. A visiting hour will be held on Tuesday, August 25 from 9:30-10:30 AM in the funeral home. For directions and online condolence book please visit www.callahanfay.com

 

 

 

 

 

 
      Captain George Giganti
                        1967-1969
 
 

 

May 16, 2014
 
George Maurice "Shaka" Giganti, 90, of Aiea, a retired Navy marine surveyor and commander, died in Aiea. He was born in Lee, Massachusetts. He is survived by his daughter Linda A. Devore and two grandchildren. Private services. No Flowers. Donations suggested to Immaculate Conception Church, Ewa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
       BT3 Jack Courtney
           1960-1962

 

    Obituary

Knoxville, Tennesse

Jack Courtney, 73, born July 22, 1941, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 2, 2015 at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was a beloved father, devoted electrician and a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie Floyd; sister, Jane Brooks. He is survived by his wife Sharon Courtney; sons, Michael and wife Sydney, Brian, Matthew, and Lee; grandchildren, Kristina, Jameson, and Bree; great-grandson, Mason Douglas; brothers, Thomas and Douglas, several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Saturday, March 7 at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm with funeral services to follow at 2:00 pm with Dr. Michael Thrasher officiating. Interment service will follow at Edgewood Cemetery. Online obituary may be viewed and condolences extended at www.rosemortuary.com

 

 

 

 

 
      BMC Camiel Dezutter
          1965-1969

 

 

 

 
    BM3 Robert G. Bryan
                1956-1960

 

 Obituary

 

Robert Gordon Bryan, 85, was born on May 16, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri. He passed away on June 4, 2016 in Union City, California where he was a resident. Bob was a Korean War Veteran. He served on the USS Current ARS-22, a rescue salvage ship from 1956 to 1960. His last Navy assignment was aboard the ammunition ship USS Mount Baker AE-4.

Bob worked for Icon Construction Company as a drywall installer. After retiring, he joined the Masons at the Masonic Siminoff Daylight Lodge # 850. On March 14, 2013 he was presented the Masonic Hiram Award honoring him for exceptional service.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Joan, two sons, James of Clovis, California, and Michael J. of Pendleton, Oregon and three grandchildren.

Bob's final resting place is a shrine at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, California.

 

 

 

 

 
       MR3 Noel Kessler
          1970-1972
 
  Obituary

 

 CLYO, GEORGIA - Noel B. Kessler, beloved father, grandfather, brother and uncle, went to be with the lord on June 22, 2016. Noel was a lifelong resident of Effingham County. He faithfully served his country as a veteran of the US Navy and the Vietnam War serving aboard the rescue salvage ship USS Current ARS-22.

 Noel had previously served his community as fire chief for the City of Springfield. Noel was most recently employed as a building inspector for Effingham County. Noel was also very active with the In Country Motorcycle Club, and participated in numerous charitable events to benefit veterans. He was also active in the American Legion. Noel was proceeded in death by his parents, Clarence J. Kessler Sr., and Christine Carr Kessler and his brother Brian E. Kessler. He is survived by his sons, Blake Garrett Kessler and Ashley Kliff Kessler (Libby); grandson, Gavin; brother, Jerry Kessler (Gayla); sister, Marla Tant (Kenny); sister-in-law, Sheila Kessler as well as several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel. Interment will follow in Springfield Cemetery Annex. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel 912-754-6421.

 

 

 

 

 
    EN3 Jerry Spickler
              1960-1963
 

 

    Obituary
 
Jerry David Spickler, 75, Monrovia, passed away August 13, 2016. Mr. Spickler was born January 11, 1941, in Indianapolis to the late William Dewey and Dora Lee (Willock) Spickler.

Jerry graduated from Arsenal Technical High School and promptly entered the United States Navy. He proudly served for four years and recently enjoyed coordinating a yearly reunion for his shipmates of the USS Current. Jerry retired from the United States Postal Service and previously owned Lake Valley Masonry Company. Jerry was also a member of the American Legion Post 707. He was an avid Indianapolis Colts fan and also had served as the president of the Hoosier Trail Blazers 4-Wheel Drive Club. Above all, Jerry was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He had a special bond with his three sons-in-law and simply adored all of his grandchildren. He will be missed by a loving family and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Janet Lee Kidwell.

Survivors include his wife, Lavone (Welch) Spickler, to whom he was united in marriage August 29, 1969; daughters, Michelle Gladstein (Bob) of Monrovia, Dawn Hicks (David) of Greencastle, and Autumn Riggan (Josh) of Camby; grandchildren, Taylor Hicks, Zac Gladstein, Tyler Hicks, Connor Gladstein, Justice Riggan, and Jude Riggan.

Friends and family will gather on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 4 to 8 p.m., in the chapel at Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Thursday, August 18, 2016, in the funeral home. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery, Monrovia. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter. Visit website www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

 

 

 

 
         EN2 (SS)  Bill Beach
                      1946

 

   Obituary

 

BEACH - William John, 88, of Bethpage, NY on July 28, 2016. Proud Retired Detective Lieutenant with 32 years of service with the Nassau County Police Department. Served 8 years in the US Navy, Submarine Division aboard the USS Catfish and USS Current ARS-22 Past Commander of the Long Island based US Submarine Veterans. Beloved husband of the late Julia Beach. Loving father of John, Bonnie Beach-Gadigian (Joseph), Susan Klemm (Chris) and Thomas (Traci). Cherished Grandpa Whitey of DJ, William (Jacalyn), Kevin, Julia (Gene), Samantha, Christina, Ryan, Jennifer, Lia Rose, Eric, Brianna and Carly. Also survived by his siblings Harriet and Roy. Was loved and will be missed by many friends. The family will receive visitors Saturday 7-9 pm and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Arthur F. White Funeral Home, Inc., 234 Broadway, Bethpage. Funeral Service Monday 10 am at the funeral home. Interment with military honors following at Pinelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers please make donations in William's memory to United Service Organizations at www.USO. org/Donate or the LI National Multiple Sclerosis Society at:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsday/obituary.aspx?

 

 

 

 
     SF3 (DV) Robert Toombs
                    1945-1946

 

 

    Obituary

 

Robert "Bob" Bland Toombs was born November 9, 1923 at Webster Groves, MO to James Madison Toombs and Sarah (Bland) Toombs. He passed away December 12, 2010 at Jefferson Barracks VA Center in St. Louis, MO at the age of 87.


He was united in marriage to Geraldine Zinn on December 1, 1946 at Brentwood, MO and to this union six children were born Linda, Diane, Gary, David, Steve and Stanley.


Bob was preceded in death by parents James and Sarah Toombs; one brother Russell Toombs and three sisters Eva Reaves, Marion Hess and Mildred Toombs.
He is survived by his loving wife Geraldine of Winona, MO; two daughters Diane Kimes of Sacramento, CA and Linda Talbert and husband Ray of ST. Charles, MO; four sons Gary Toombs and wife Elaine of Potosi, MO, David Toombs and wife Sandy of St. Charles, MO, Steve Toombs of Winona, MO and Stanley Toombs and wife Mickie of Morse Mill, MO; 13 grandchildren Rodney Toombs and wife Micah of Mineral Point, MO, Russell Toombs and wife Nancy of St. Genevieve, MO, Dawn (Toombs) Boyer and husband Brian of Waterloo, IL, Shannon Toombs and husband Dan Potthast of Santa Cruz, CA, Eddie Kimes and wife Fran of Berthoud, CO, Melba Madsen and husband Buddy of Sacramento, CA, Billy Kimes of Sacramento, CA, Robert Thompson and wife Clara of Fayetteville, NC, Chris Toombs and wife Erica of Loveland, CO, Sarah (Toombs) Sykes and husband Seth of Loveland, CO, Stanley Toombs and fiancé Angel of Dittmer, MO and Justin Toombs and wife Mickie of Camp Pendleton Marine Base of San Diego, CA, Tracy Norris of Winona, MO; 1 step granddaughter Debbie; 22 great grandchildren; 1 step great grandson; 1 step great granddaughter; 2 great great grandsons; one great great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.


Bob served in the US Navy during World War II from June 12, 1941 to January 12, 1947. He was a deep sea diver while serving on the USS Current. After his military service he worked as an iron worker until retirement. He worked in Aruba, Columbia, Venezuela and Canada. Bob loved to make muzzle loaders and gave away many of them to family and friends. He would work for hours whittling chains, wooden spoons and canes. Bob was a friend to many people and was always willing to help those in need. He was loved by many friends and especially his family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Funeral services were held Thursday, December 16, 2010 at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, MO with Rev. Archie Taylor officiating. Interment was in Horner Cemetery in Winona, MO under the direction of Duncan Funeral Homes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         EN3 Larry Leighty
    1945-1949

 

 

 

    Obituary

 

Lawrence E. "Larry" Leighty of East Lackawannock Township passed away Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, 2017, in Countryside Convalescent Home, Mercer, Pennsylvania. He was 88 years old.


He was born on May 13, 1928, in Sharon, a son of Paul F. and Hazel L. (Redfoot) Leighty.
On April 22, 1966, he married the former Mary Adams, who survives.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during World War II from 1945 to 1949 on the USS Current ARS-22 which participated in the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. He was honorably discharged and had received the WWII Victory Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.


He had worked as a truck driver for several area companies and retired in 1992 from Anderson Bus and Tour, Greenville.
He was a member of the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors (NAFTS), Fredonia American Legion Post 919 and Mercer Baptist Church.


In addition to his wife Mary, he is survived by three daughters, Mary (Gary) Garrett, Brooksville, Fla.; Alice (Terry) Skinner, Brooksville; and Lillie (David) DiClaudio, Hubbard; a son, Gerald (Kara) Leighty, Hermitage; grandchildren, Larry (Connie) Maun, Candace Maun, David DiClaudio Jr., Melody (Nick) Day-Webb, Addie Leighty and Trevor Leighty and his fiance Mickie; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Delsie Leighty, Mercer; and many cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George Leighty; and a sister, Ruth and her husband Henry and a grandson, Christopher Day.
The family has suggested that memorial tributes may be made to Mercer Baptist Church, 908 Butler Pike, Mercer, PA 16137.


Lawrence E. "Larry," 88, of East Lackawannock Township.
Calling hours: 2 to 7 p.m. Friday (2-17-17) and 10 a.m. to time of service Saturday (2-18-17) in ROBERT L. SNYDER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, Inc. 169 Second St., Fredonia. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at snyderfh.com.
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
Burial: Committal service and interment with military honors accorded by Reynolds VFW Post 7599 will follow at Millbank Cemetery.
 

 

 

 

 

 QM2 Vernon Sallie
    1965-1968

 

 

  Obituary

 

My Vern rolled out of this life and stepped into Glory on the morning of October 20, 2015 and is walking by his Savior's side. Vern fiercely fought a lung disease for months, but the Lord saw how battle-weary he was and called him Home to rest.

The love of my life was a Navy Vietnam Veteran who served aboard the USS Current ARS-22 from 1965-1968 and spent some time in the Naval Reserve.

He is survived by his wife, son, 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 sisters, nieces and nephews.

Vern's wish was not to have a memorial service, but simply to be remembered as the guy in the wheelchair who loved to share God's Grace with everyone.

You ran the good race and fought the good fight Vern. It's been a good ride! Fair winds and smooth sailing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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