Updated: March 25, 2015
     Obituaries


James R. Adamus
Age 77 of Fairview formerly of North East, died on Saturday September 19, 2009 at St. Vincent Health Center. He was born on July 25,1932 in Erie to the late Fred J. and Anna C. Smith Adams.
 Jim was a graduate of Cathedral Prep in Erie and was a veteran of the Korean War serving a board the USS Norris DDE859 in the United States Navy. He was an active member of the North East V.F.W. where he formerly served as Quarter Master.
 He owned and operated Jim Adamus Gulf in North East for 28 Years and was also employed at North East Motors for six years and Iroquois Tool for 10 years.
Jim was a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharist Minister, Past President of Parish Council. He also was active in the Erie Curscillo Movement and Knights of Columbus and was a Redemptorist Oblate.
He was a member of Fuller Hose Company in North East for 46 years. He served in a number of offices and was the longtime Finance Director of the North East Cherry Festival. The Festival office now bears his name.
 He drove the sporting events school bus for St. Gregory High School, formerly served on the North East School Board for ten years and Gertrude Barber Center Board of Directors
He was preceded in death by a brother Frederick Adamus
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Olga M. Parrini Adamus, whom he married June 21, 1958. Sons, Jeffrey Adamus and wife Lori of Pinole, Calif., Daniel Adamus and wife Amy of Fairview and Michael Adamus of Harborcreek. sisters, Johanna Randazzo and husband Charles of Erie, grandchildren, katy, Eric, Danielle, Adamus and Matt, Calgary, Greyson and Cambria.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home 65 South Lake Street, North East on Monday 7-9 and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend a prayer service on Wednesday at 10:00 am at St. Gregory Church.
Interment St. Gregory Cemetery with Full Military Honors, Memorials may be made to North East Fuller Hose CO. PO Box 89 North Erie, PA 16428

Robert Clute Ballou 
Of Glendale, passed away on August 30 at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Evelyn Ballou; by his son, Les and wife Becky; and his grandson, Jeffrey. Bor n in Springville, Iowa, Bob joined the U.S. Navy in 1941, serving in the Pacific in World War II on the destroyer U.S.S Norris DD859 & U.S.S. Ross. He worked for the City of Glendale, retiring in 1988. Bob was active in the Glendale Elks Lodge for many years, and served as Exalted Ruler in 1976-77 and 1992-93. A memorial service and luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 10 at noon at the Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 East Colorado Boulevard, Glendale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Glendale Elks Lodge N o. 1289 Major Projects Fund. 
Date of Birth: 08/19/1925
Mr. Ballou had a Black Panther tattoo on his left arm where he was proud to tell doctors he blew couple of zeros out of the sky, once mistakenly shot our own plane. He was aboard DD-859, however, at first he was on USS Ross. He got photo of DD-859 but no USS Ross.

Richard W. "Dick" Baragar
Age 82 of Grant passed away Tuesday September 29, 2009. He was preceded in death by his wife Sally and son Tom. Surviving are his children Richard W. (Connie) Baragar II, Marianne (John) Griffes, Julianne Madden, Bethanne Baragar, 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, sisters-in-law Catherine (Al) Baker, Joanne Jennette, many nieces and nephews. Dick was a Veteran of WWII serving on USS Norris, and a member of the Tin Can Sailors. A Memorial Service will be held Monday 11:00am at the funeral home. Interment Ft. Custer National Cemetery. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at Arsulowicz Brothers, West Mortuary, 585 Stocking NW. Memorial contributions to American Heart Association or A.A. Will be appreciated

Richard M. “Dick” Barrett
POLAND – Richard M. “Dick” Barrett, 67, a 57-year resident of the area, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 11, at Forum Health Northside Medical Center from complications due to cancer.
Mr. Barrett was born Feb. 27, 1939 in Lansing, Mich., the child of the late Wayne H. Barrett and LaBelle Barrett (Benninger).
He was a graduate of Boardman High School and was a 1961 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity.
He then served two years from 1962 to 1964 in the U.S. Navy aboard U.S.S. Norris, a destroyer, as a radar operator.
Mr. Barrett was in the automobile business for 40 years, and was owner of Barrett Cadillac. He was a past president of the Ohio Automobile Dealer’s Association (OADA) and a past Ohio representative for the National Automobile Dealer’s Association (NADA).
He was a very active member of the community. Some of the organizations he served include the Butler Institute of American Art, Mahoning Valley Historical Society, Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corp., Leadership Youngstown, Youngstown Alcoholic Clinic, United Appeal, Four Square Club, Ohio Motorist Association (AAA), Antique Car Club of America, Bricklin Owner’s Association, Cadillac LaSalle Club and the Mudville Fire Co.
Mr. Barrett was a past president and 10-star member of the Youngstown Rotary, served as a trustee and chairman of the board of Forum Health, and served on the board of the United Community Financial Corp. (The Home Savings and Loan Co.). He also was a past president of the Youngstown Salvation Army and in 2004 he and his wife were recipients of their distinguished “Others” Award.
Mr. Barrett was a long-time member and elder at Poland Presbyterian Church in Poland.
He is survived by his mother; his wife; two children, the Rev. Wayne Paul (Jennifer) Barrett of DeMotte, Ind., and Lindsay (Dr. Michael) Bigham of Cincinnati; three grandchildren, Anastasia Hope, Emmett Hesed Barrett and Barrett Tyler Bigham; and two sisters, Susan Barrett of Annapolis, Md., and Becky (Herb) Olmi of Youngstown.
He was preceded in death by his father.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of the Valley, the Four Square Club and the Salvation Army.
Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in Boardman, where a Four Square Club prayer will be held immediately following the calling hours.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Poland Presbyterian Church.

John Bennett
1929 - 2015
 John F. Bennett, 85, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Saturday March 21, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
 Born on July 1, 1929 in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Webster W. and Caroline (O'Brian) Bennett.
 He was a graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School, Harrisburg, and a US Navy Veteran who served during the Korean War. John was a radioman on the U.S.S. Norris. He was a retired corrections officer but most recently had worked as the Carrousel Operator at Hershey Park. John was a very active member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Camp Hill. He was a past lector and member of the Legion of Mary. John was a big fan of Notre Dame Football and the Phillies. He loved spending time with his family.
 He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Doris (Wevodau) Bennett, of Mechanicsburg; a son, John K. Bennett, of Mechanicsburg; three daughters, Michelle L. Curry and her husband Scott, of Anthem, AZ; Noelle S. Billand and her husband Barry, of Littlestown; Yvonne B. McDermott and her husband Paul, of Shamokin; a brother, Herman Bennett, Somers Point, NJ; twelve grandchildren, Michael Fortuna (Tanya), Seth Fortuna, Holly Johns (Joe), Matthew Bennett (Jody), Nicholas Bennett, Bennett Smith, Clay Smith, Michael Billand, Brittany Billand, Kevin Billand, Sam Billand, and his precious princess Mackenzie Smith; four great grandchildren, Zoe, Piper, Abigail, and Ryland; and several nieces nephews.
 He was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.
 A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 A.M. on Thursday March 26, 2015 in the Church of the Good Shepherd, 3435 Trindle Rd., Camp Hill, with the Rev. Paul C. Helwig as celebrant. A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 1:30 P.M. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Myers-Harner Funeral Home, 1903 Market St., Camp Hill, is handling funeral arrangements.
 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bishop Joseph T. Daley Fund, Diocese of Harrisburg, 4800 Union Deposit Rd., Harrisburg, 

Richard Braaksma 
FOX LAKE - Richard Braaksma, 73, of 302 Wells St., Fox Lake, died on Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Beaver Dam Community Hospital.
The funeral will be held on Friday, March 8, 2002, at 10:30 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church, Beaver Dam. The Rev. John Brietwisch will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, town of Trenton. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Fox Lake American Legion Post 521.
Mr. Braaksma was born on April 3, 1928, in Oshkosh, the son of Frank and Delta (Kaschub) Braaksma. He was married on March 16, 1963, to Marlene Winter in Beaver Dam.
Mr. Braaksma served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War aboard the USS Norris. He worked at Metalfab, Beaver Dam, for 25 years, retiring in 1991. He was a crossing guard in Randolph for over seven years. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Beaver Dam, and the State of Wisconsin American Legion. He loved fishing, hunting, and enjoyed assembling models. He was also an avid camper.
Survivors include his wife, Marlene Braaksma, Fox Lake; one daughter, Debra (Larry) Nelson, Beaver Dam; two sons, Warren (Sue) Braaksma, Beaver Dam, and Robert Ulmer; three grandchildren, Laura Nelson, Travis (Cindy) Nelson, and Tara Braaksma, all of Beaver Dam; two step-grandchildren, David (Joanne) Sturgill, Friesland, and Kim (Ron) Gallagher, Randolph; two great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; one sister, June (Leonard) Zuhlke, Dalton; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Barbara Schultz, and one infant brother.
Friends may call on Friday, March 8, from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service at Peace Lutheran Church, Beaver Dam

Joseph Bruno (1943 - 2012) 
Joseph Lawrence Bruno, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2012 at Calvary Hospital. He was born on May 20, 1943 in New Rochelle, New York, the son of Mildred and Joseph Bruno. At the age of 19 he met the love of his life, Laura. They married, raised two daughters, and enjoyed 45 years together in their home in Larchmont. His family was the love and ultimate joy of his life. In addition to his wife, Joseph is survived by his two daughters, Karen Healey (James) and Jennifer Lynch (Robert). "Pop Pop" will be dearly missed by his eight grandchildren, his sister Frances Criscuolo (Peter), and other members of his loving family. Joseph was president and owner of Dealers Choice, a manufacturers representative company in the food service industry for 30 years. He was well respected among his business associates. Joseph was also a Vietnam War Veteran and served in the Navy for 4 years. He will be missed greatly by all who have known him. He touched the hearts and lives of so many who will never forget him.

Joseph W. Carroll 
My father Joseph W. Carroll served on the Norris from 47-48. He later returned to his hometown of Montrose NY in Westchester County. He joined the ranks of Local #543 steamfitters and worked as a fitter for 40 yrs. He also served his community as a firefighter until his death in 1992 at age 63.He was married and raised 3 children including myself who served 4 yrs in the US airforce as a firefighter and eventually went to work as a firefighter in MT Vernon NY.

Nicholas A. Cerniglio
Nicholas A. Cerniglio, age 58, died Thursday, July 29, 2004 suddenly and unexpectedly. Nick was born February 3, 1946 in White Plains to the late Anthony and Henrietta Cerniglio. He is survived by his beloved and devoted children: Anthony John of Tuckahoe, NY; Nicholas Daniel and Dante Michael, both of Tampa, FL; his beloved brother, Ron Cerniglio of Palm Harbor, FL and sister, Fran Williams of Tamarac, FL; three nephews and four nieces; a brother, Anthony predeceased him in 1973. 
Nick grew up in White Plains and Mamaroneck and graduated from Mamaroneck High School in 1964 and joined the US Navy in 1965 - 1968, he served on the USS Wilkinson DL-5 and the USS Norris DDE-859. 
Nick continued plumbing in 1969 and was known as "Nick the Plumber," until he retired to Coral Springs and Deerfield Beach, FL in 1997. In 1981, he married Annemarie Sabolyk, they resided in Yonkers and even though divorced remained best friends and devoted parents to their children. Nick was also a member of the Mamaroneck, NY Elks Lodge #1457 and the American Legion, Flint Park, Larchmont, NY. 

Richard Ellis Copeland, 
of Wrentham, where he has lived for 43 years, died Sunday, November 14, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was 68.
Formerly of Raynham, he was born in Dighton, the son of Robert Copeland of FL, and Kathleen (Cumiskey) Copeland of Raynham.
He had been a tractor trailer driver with Blue Linx in Bellingham for 15 years, and had formerly worked for Toys-R-Us, and UPS, and was a U. S. Navy, Vietnam, Veteran.
A graduate of New England Institute of Applied Arts & Sciences in Boston, he was a Registered Funeral Director and Embalmer for many years. A former youth leader at the Church of Emmanuel, in Foxboro, for over 20 years, he had also sang in the church choir.
Loving husband of Janice (Ludwig) Copeland, whom he married on Oct. 16, 1945, he was the devoted father of Richard E. Copeland Jr. of Milford, Jarrod R. Copeland of Attleboro, and Charlene M. Copeland of Attleboro. Brother of Brian Copeland of AZ, Stephen Copeland of Boston, and Barbara Fitzgerald of Raynham. He is also survived by 1 granddaughter, Desiree Merle Leonard of Attleboro.
Visiting hours at the R. J. Ross Funeral Home, 135 South St., Wrentham, will be on Thursday afternoon, 4-8PM.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday morning, November 19, 2010 at 11AM at the Church of Emmanuel, 106 Central St., Foxboro, MA. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Taunton.

Elwood H. Curtis
Age 70 years. On February 19, 2008. Of Browns Mills, NJ, formerly of Willingboro, NJ and Merchantville, NJ. Born in Camden, NJ. 
Beloved husband of Marie A. (nee Johnson) Curtis. Dear father of Kathleen (Fabio) Pereira, Thomas Dewey, William Dewey, Robert Myers and Dorothy Mansdoerfer. Loving grandfather of Christina Marie Pereira. 
Elwood retired as a Retail Milkman for Green Valley Farms of Haddonfield, NJ. 
He served our country in the US Navy and was a member of the Tin Can Sailers, the USS Benham DD796 Association and the USS Norris DD/DDG 859 Association. 
He enjoyed music, gardening and was an avid movie fan.
Friends may call 7 to 9pm Sunday evening for his viewing and family visitation and again 10am Monday at The STEPHENSON-BROWN FUNERAL HOME,33 West Maple Avenue, Merchantville, NJ.
Interment 11:30am at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. In lieu of any other expression of sympathy memorial contributions made to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053 or the American Lung Association, 1600 Route 22 East, Union , NJ 07083 would be appreciatedby his family. 

Herbert J. Dailing
Herbert J. Dailing’s battle with cancer and heart disease ended February 1, 2008, at home, surrounded by his family. It was standing room only. He was born on September 8, 1927, to Herbert P. and Dorothy L. Dailing in Moline, IL. He spent his formative years in the Moline area, also know as the Quad Cities, and graduated from Rock Island Illinois High School in 1945. Herb was a child of the Great Depression and came of age at the end of WWII. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1945, and served until 1948. He was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Norris and the U.S.S. Vammen as a Radarman Second Class. The Navy took him to San Diego and various locales in China. In his later years, he enjoyed reconnecting with his shipmates via the internet. Herb met Martha Conley at a roller rink in 1949. She neglected to mention she was a preacher’s daughter. A few days later, he called Martha and was surprised when Reverend Conley answered the telephone. He considered calling the whole thing off, but he still married her on March 9, 1952... with Reverend Conley officiating. They had three children, Dan (1954), Ann (1957) and Jennifer (1976). In 1953, a temporary job with the U.S. Postal Service turned into a career. Herb was a letter carrier and VOMA (Vehicle Operations Maintenance Assistant) for the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years, until his retirement in 1988. Prior to the Postal Service, he worked as a circulation clerk and apprentice in the composing room at the Rock Island, IL Argus. After retirement, Herb, Martha and Jennifer relocated to Wenatchee, WA to be closer to their two grown children, where he worked part-time at Wells and Wade Hardware until it closed. Herb was an avid golfer in his 40’s and 50’s. he believed golf carts spoiled the game; it’s better to walk the course. He volunteered for several years at golf events such as the Quad City Open, where he met the likes of Mickey Mantle, Ed McMahon, Jerry Lewis and Arnold Palmer. He found Palmer to be a class act because of his graciousness with fans and often said, “Arnold Palmer made golf.” Herb was a member and served as a Deacon at First Christian Church of Moline, IL and Cornerstone (Central) Christian Church of Wenatchee, WA. He drove the church bus at First Christian for youth and adult trips to Florida, Niagara Falls and New Orleans, as well as many other places.
Herb is survived by his wife, Martha; three children, Dan Dailing, Ann (John) Bailey and Jennifer (Jaimie) Waite; six grandchildren, Dan Smith, Megan, Katie and Emma Bailey and Jack and Charlotte Waite; and one great-grandchild, Kyler Smith; as well as his beloved brother and best friend, Bill Dailing, and his family, who still reside in the Quad Cities. He is also survived by numerous friends and extended family in Illinois and Washington. Family was Herb’s main focus, especially in the later years of his life. He was a loyal, dependable, hard worker who provided amply for his family, then himself. He will be remembered for his warm heart, sense of humor, integrity and good looks. His loved ones will remember him fondly, miss him terribly, but know that Heaven is better today than it was yesterday.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 23, 2008, at Cornerstone Christian Church, 12 North Chelan Avenue in Wenatchee. Memorial gifts may be made to Cornerstone Christian Church

Basil A. D'Armiento
North Plainfield, NJ: 73, July 4, 1936, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Columbia University Medical Center. Born in Bronx, NY, served three years in the Navy and earned a bachelors degree from Utica College. He worked for the Boy Scouts of America for 37 years and after retiring continued to work on a volunteer basis. As was his nature, he never retired and continued to work for Barker Bus Company, the town of North Plainfield, and North Plainfield School District as a bus driver and volunteered wherever needed. 
He was an active member of St. Luke's Parish. A passion for sports found him at his grandchildren's sporting events and lead to his favorite endeavor working for the Rutgers Athletic Department. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. He leaves behind his wife Lydia, children Basil and wife Maria, Edward and wife Lori, Jeanine and husband Kiran, Geralyn, Lidia and Deanne, grandchildren Caitlin, Eddie, Timothy, Angela, Philip, Matthew, Stephen, Kamran, Kavin and Robert and brother Joe and many relatives to cherish his memory. 
He passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and children following a hard fought but brief battle with cancer. He was a perennial optimist, fighter and fiercely independent. We thank him for this, his strength and will were impressive but clearly this was his destiny. 
A viewing for family and friends will be held at Higgins Funeral Home in Watchung N.J. 7-9 Sunday, January 10th. Monday January 11th, 2-4, 7-9. The Funeral Mass will be held at St Lukes RC Church in North Plainfield followed by interment at Resurrection Burial Park, Piscataway. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Patriots Path Council, BSA, or St. Lukes Youth Group, North Plainfield or Columbia University/D'Armiento Medical Research Fund, 630 West 168th street, NY, NY 

Herbert Wayne Dillard, Sr. 
Feb. 19, 1930 - Jan. 12, 2013 Mr. Herbert Wayne Dillard, Sr., 82, of Winston-Salem passed away Saturday, January 12, 2013 at his home. Mr. Dillard was born on February 19, 1930 in West Jefferson, NC to Burl Ray and Tincie Black Dillard. Mr. Dillard served in the US Navy between 1948 and 1952, in the Korean Conflict, as a seaman. He was also a member of the Union Associates' Plumber and Pipes Fitters Local 421; in addition he was a member of the Moose Club for over 20 years and a Mason for 15 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shirley Scott Dillard and his brother John Glenn Dillard. Mr. Dillard is survived by two sons, Herbert W. Dillard, Jr. and wife Sharon of Germanton, and Richard Lee Dillon and wife Cindy of Winston-Salem; a daughter, Rhonda Lynn Smith and husband Jeff of Winston-Salem; five grandchildren, Kimberly and husband Gary Dean, Brandy and husband Brad Moore, both of Germanton, Jessup Dillard of Winston-Salem, Skyler and Noah Smith of GA; two great-grandchildren, Rylan Sturgill and Kieran Dean; and a sister Ruby Lum. A funeral service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Hopewell Moravian Church. Burial will follow in the church graveyard. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Winston Salem, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103 or Elon Baptist Church, 3701 Rosie Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27107. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com

Robert E. DuBois 
71, of West Yarmouth, died peacefully early Thanksgiving morning, at home surrounded by his loving family. 
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marci, his son, Robert DuBois Jr. and wife Amy of Cody, Wyoming, his daughter Linda DuBois Green and his two grand children Kathryn and Mitchell of South Yarmouth. He is also survived by his brother Peter G. DuBois of Mashpee and sister Lorraine Miller of Dennis. He was preceded in death by his brother Joseph R. DuBois. 
Bob was born in Quincy, Mass and spent his childhood in the south shore area. He moved to Yarmouth in 1966. He was a graduate of Hull High School and spent 4-1/2 years in the U.S. Navy. He sailed on the USS Norris and was involved in the Cuban Missile Blockade of 1963. After his service, he continued serving our country by working at Otis Air Force Base as a steam plant operator. He worked there for 33 years, retiring in 1995. 
After he retired, he enjoyed spending time on the Cape and summers in Wyoming. He enjoyed fishing with his brothers and spending quality time with his kids and grand children. He was a member of the American Legion Yarmouth Post 197 and the Norris Shipmate Association. 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 12-1 pm and a celebration of his life service will follow at 1:00 pm at Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth, MA. He will be buried at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Cape Cod Times Needy Fund, P.O. Box 36, Hyannis, MA 02601. 

Robert H. P. Dunn  
The following obituary was published in the Albany (NY) Times Union on 8/2/2006.
Robert H.P. Dunn ALBANY Captain Robert H.P. Dunn, CEC USN (Ret), 79, a communicant of the University Parish of Christ Son of Justice at the Chapel+Cultural Center in Troy, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2006 at the Eddy Heritage House in Troy following a long illness. Captain Dunn, whose career in the Navy as a civil engineer spanned 30 years, and his wife Patricia, married together for 55 years, raised a family of three while stationed in Europe, Japan, in the Pacific and along the east coast of the United States. After his retirement from the Navy in 1977, he taught core curriculum civil engineering courses for 20 years at his alma mater, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in the civil engineering department. Captain Dunn, the son of Edna Eltonhead Dunn and Charles A. Dunn, was born on September 11, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated as valedictorian of his class from South Philadelphia High School, and was accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. as a member of the 3 year accelerated class of 1948A. There he graduated in the top 30 of his class, received a B.S. degree and was commissioned as an officer in 1947. At Annapolis, he received the nickname Rip from his fellow cadets. After a six month naval sea tour as a navigator aboard the USS Norris (DD 859), traveling from California to Tsingtao, China and back, he attended RPI in Troy. After 2 years of study, he received a B.S. & M.S. from R.P.I. in Civil Engineering and became an officer with the Civil Engineering Corps of the Navy, also known as the Seabees. He met his wife, Patricia Curley Dunn in Troy at the time of their graduate studies. They married in Troy, began their first tour of duty together in London, England followed by tours of duty in Naples, Italy, Jacksonville, Fla., Quonset Point, R.I., Yokohama, Japan, Groton, Conn., Philadelphia, Pa., Vietnam (Commander Dunn in Danang, 1967-68), Washington, DC, Guam, and then back to Washington, DC. As a CEC officer, Captain Dunn was responsible for the master planning, development and logistics of bases and facilities here and abroad. Throughout his career, he was a member of various command staffs of the Navy. He earned a Bronze Star Medal for his distinguished service in the Vietnam War between 1967 and 1968. Captain Dunn is survived by his wife Patricia; eldest daughter, Marianna and partner Cindy Cady; son, Robert and his wife Melanie and youngest daughter, Patricia. The family extends a special and heartfelt thank you to Colleen Purcell and Brenda Williams for their friendship and loving care throughout the years. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4 until 6:30 p.m. at the University Parish of Christ Son of Justice at the Chapel+Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Avenue, Troy followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated at 7 p.m. by the Reverend Edward Kacerguis. Interment, with full military honors, will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the University Parish of Christ Son of Justice at the Chapel+Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 or to the Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY, 12144 in memory of Captain Robert H.P. Dunn. For on-line guest registry, please visit www.parkerbrosmemorial.com

Paul Eisel 
Age 67, on Friday, July 18, 2014, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Brentwood. Beloved father of Jessica, Jaclyn, and Kathryn; proud grandfather of Makayla, Connor, and Brody; son of the late Margaret and Paul Eisel. Paul served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Norris destroyer during Vietnam. He worked for Pitney Bowes for 39 years. Paul will be deeply missed by all who knew him

Captain John R. Eshman, USN Retired
October 10, 1929 - April 29, 1989
BORN 10 OCTBER 1929 IN SIDNEY, OHIO. HE GRADUATED FROM THE US NAVEL ACADEMY IN 1952, WAS A Line OFFICER FOR FIVE YEARS
AND GRADUATED FROM THE U.S. NAVAL POST GRADUATE SCHOOL IN 1959
1961-63 REPAIR OFFICER SUBIC BAY, PHILIPPINES
1963-67 PROJECT MANAGER GROTON, CONNECTICUT BUREAU OF SHIPS, VA. DC
1968-71 ASSISTANT NAVAL- ATTACHE - BATH, ENGLAND 1975-77 MANAGER DEEP SUBMERGENCE PROJECT 1977-78 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO CHIEF OF NAVAL MATERIAL 19 78-82 CHAIRMAN OF ENGINEERING AND WEAPONS DEPARTMENT, U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY 1982-84 GENERAL MANAGER SHIPS SUPPORT AND RESEARCH -ROYAL SAUDI NAVY
1984 TO THE PRESENT VICE PRESIDENT CONSTRUCTION – WASHINGTON BUSINESS PARK
LEGION OF MERIT (SECOND AWARD)
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL (THIRD AWARD)
HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE NAVAL ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AND THE ANNAPOLIS YACHT CLUB.
SURVIVORS: MRS. MARY ESHMAN, MRS. ANDREA RYBCZYNSKI, MRS. CATHERINE HIGH, LCDR STEPHEN J. ESHMAN,- MC, USN, MRS. RUTH ANN MALONEY, MRS. JANE ANTROBUS,MRS. RITA CIANCIOLA, AND THREE GRANDCHILDREN.

Kenneth E. Eskins
81, of Carlsbad, NM, died recently. He was born September 11, 1920 in Eunice, WV, a son of the late Hayden Fletcher Eskins and Ida May Jarrell Eskins. He was also preceded in death by his brother James.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Signalman Third Class from 1941 to 1951. 
He served on the U.S.S. Bridge, the U.S.S. Norris and the U.S.S. Ajax. He earned the Pacific and American Theatre Ribbons as well as the Victory Medal. 
He was also an electrician in the coal mines and the potash mines until he retired in 1982.
Surviving: wife, Patricia; son, Don Eskins and daughter-in-law, Pat, of Carlsbad; brother, Eugene Eskins of Baton Rouge, LA; and grandchildren, Angie Eskins of Portales, NM, and Sean and Shandra Eskins of Albuquerque, NM.
Memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Rebecca Chapel in Rock Creek, WV, Raleigh County, with Rev. Mike Kessinger officiating. Notice entered Wednesday, June 26, 2002. 

Edwin G. Fisher 
Edwin Glen Fisher of Easton died at his residence Saturday, June 17, 2006. He was 70.
Born Feb. 2, 1936, in Madrid, N.Y., he was the son of the late Glen Walker and Ruth Riehie
Fisher.
After graduating from the Madrid High School in 1953, he joined the U.S. Navy in January 1954. He retired from the Navy in February 1972 with the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. He then moved to Easton, where he worked as the manager of the Hyde Park Retirement Community until retiring in February 1992. In 1967, he founded Ed’s Mobile Home Service, a mobile home maintenance and repair company, which is still being operated by his family.
A member of ST. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cordova, he was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Elks, Easton Lodge 1622, the E.E. Streets Memorial Post 5118, V.F.W. 
An avid golfer, he was a member and long-time treasurer of the Senior Men's Golf Association at Hog Neck Golf Course in Easton.
mr. Fisher is survived by his wife, the former Gerda W. Wendt, who he married in Cordova in December 1956; a daughter, lngrid K. Green of Macungie, Pa.; two sons, Daniel H. Fisher of Easton and Thomas D. Fisher of Hillsboro; two sisters, Barbara J. Hansen Norfolk, N.Y., and Harriet F. LaBella of Howell, N.J.; a brother, David M. Fisher of Madrid, N.Y., and four grandchildren. A son, Charles H. Fisher, died in 1974, and a grandson, Jonathan M. Fisher. died in 1996.
Funeral services were held at 11 am. Thursday, June 22, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cordova. Burial was with military honors at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Cordova. 
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Building Fund, Cordova, MD 21625 or to the Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Dr., Eastnan, MD 21601.

David P. Gardner,
70, of Bellevue died Oct. 7, 1996, at Battle Creek Health System.
Mr. Gardner was born July 27, 1926, in Bellevue, the son of Walter and Lydia (Maurer) Gardner. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1945 and was a seaman 1st class on the USS Norris DD859 and an oilerp and the USS Chikaskia AO54 in the South Pacific. He married Nora "Vi" Wine March
28, 1948 in Cassopolis. They moved to Bellevue in 1950. He had been employed at the Eaton Corporation for over 30 years. He was a member of Eaton's 25-year club, and St. Ann Catholic Church in Bellevue. During retirement, he made wooden displays for Care-Free Aluminum Products Company, Charlotte.
He is survived by his wife, Nora "Vi"; one daughter, Amber Beck of Battle Creek; one son, David of Charlotte; four grandsons; and three sisters, Madalin McGill of Pickerington, Ohio, and Mary Strole and Regina Roepke, both of Battle Creek.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Robert, Wilfred,and Walter; and one sister, Laura Caldwell.
Services were Oct. 10 at St. Ann Catholic Church, Bellevue, with the Rev. Fr. Sylvester Fedewa officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Bellevue. Arrangements were made by the Shaw Funeral Home, Lehman Chapel, Bellevue. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospice Care or St. Ann Catholic Church, Bellevue

John F. Gawalt
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - John F. Gawalt, 74, of Middletown, R.I., died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at Newport Hospital, Newport, R.I.
He was the husband of Mary Ann (Moschini) Gawalt.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late John R. and Margaret (Kutzur) Gawalt and stepson of the late Regina (Chaloux) Gawalt.
Mr. Gawalt was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a senior chief petty officer and retiring in August 1973 after 23 years of service. His last duty station was at the Fleet Training Center in Newport, where he served as an instructor. 
He began his career in the U.S. Navy at the Recruit Training Comand, Newport, in April 1951. He served on board the USS Sigourney, USS Monssen, USS Grand Canyon, USS Norris, USS Yosemite (Philadelphia Mothball Fleet), USS Pritchett, USS Saint Paul and the USS Moale. During his career, he was stationed in Charlestown, S.C., Newport, R.I., Philadelphia, San Diego, and several additional duty stations. 
While his assignments took him across the nation, he spent most of his career in Newport. He was a veteran of the Korean War, the Vietnam War and participated in the naval blockade off Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Following his retirement, he worked for a short time in local businesses before taking a position at the NETC power plant, where he worked until retiring in 1984. Mr. Gawalt graduated second in his class from Framingham Vocational High School in Framingham, Class of 1948. He shared his love for woodworking by volunteering his talents to benefit the Newport Navy Choristers, St. Lucy's Parish and St. Philomena School.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Paul D. Gawalt of Woodbridge, Va., and John R. Gawalt and his wife, Diane Linne von Berg Gawalt, of Springfield, Va.; and four daughters, Nina M. Smith and her husband, Richard E., of Portsmouth, R.I., Angela M. Osborn and her husband, Bret J., of San Clemente, Calif., Marie L. Gawalt-Nunes and her husband, Matthew T. Nunes, of Newport, and Barbara E. Kaler and her husband, Christopher, of Sammamish, Wash.; 13 grandchildren, Brian C. Gawalt of Berkeley, Calif., Eric M., David P. and John W. Gawalt, all of Springfield, Va., Crystal E. and Mary Ann Osborn, both of San Clemente, Madison E., Olivia M., John T., Tess A. and Liza M. Nunes, all of Newport, and Nicholas N. and Joshua M. Kaler, both of Sammamish; two step-grandchildren, Alyson H. Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Matthew R. Smith of Cranston, R.I.; and his siblings, Rose Burke of Enfield, N.H., Gloria Chaloux of Lebanon, N.H., Mary Taylor of Holliston, Margaret Hardy of Framingham, Jean Gawalt of Hilo, Hawaii, and Gerard Gawalt, of Springfield, Va.

Thomas B. Gruver,
65, of CR 212 Fremont, died Thursday morning at Elmwood Nursing Home in Green Springs. He was born in Fremont on April 21, 1942 to Blake & Ann (Anton) Gruver. Thomas was a 1960 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. He entered the U.S. Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Norris during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Thomas worked as an advertisement salesman for the Fremont News-Messenger and the Fostoria Review Times; until his retirement in 2006. He was an active member of Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church, American Legion, V.F.W., Eagles and Moose Lodges. He loved Minnesota Twins baseball, Ohio State Buckeye and Dallas Cowboys football. Thomas also enjoyed Civil War history; in which he often attended the re-enactments in Fremont and traveled to the different battlefield sites. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Thomas is survived by his daughters, Susan Barrick of Columbus, Lori (Scott) Welty of Bellevue, Debra (Doug) Champine of Columbus, grandchildren, Lindsay, Dane, Morgan, Bailey, Tommy, Nicholas, Molly, sisters Diane (Richard) Hanny of Fremont, Brenda Albert of Fremont, his wife Cheryl Gruver of Green Springs and numerous nieces and nephews. Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Don Gruver and a sister Judy Gleba

Paul Jackson "Buddy" Guthrie, 
Monette, Craighead County, Arkansas
Spouse: Ida Lee Battles
Sept. 15, 1945; 3 3/4 points for service outside the U.S. (15 months) June 44 - Sept. 45
Date on Norris: Reported June 1, 1945
Received from USS Ballard.
 Honorably discharged: June 4, 1946, Re-enlisted on June 5, 1946 in the U. S. Naval Reserve for 4 years.
Rating Change from EM2 to EMP2 (38330 - 44)
Rate/Rank on Norris: EM2 C(T) V-6 SV
Comments: Crossed the 180th Meridian on January 27, 1946. Duly initiated into the royal order of the Golden Dragon.
 R. S. White, III, Lieutenant
 Paul Jackson Guthrie #844-18-54
 Sept. 18, 1924 - January 25, 2007
 Sent by his daughter, Sandra Guthrie Moore

Gary L. Haas
Gary Lewis Haas, age 62, passed away September 28, 2005 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services were October 3, 2005 at Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church with Father Michael Tupa and Father Dean Buttrick officiating. Music was provided by Kim Dropps and the Sacred Hearts Choir. Casketbearers were Gary Haas, Jr., Larry Haas, Hayden Haas, Duran Bjorklund, Jamie Dohm, Marty Schooley, Jordan Tetrault and Matt Richards. Interment was at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spooner.
Gary was born November 12, 1942 in Minneapolis, MN to Warren and Helen (Alfuth) Haas. Gary served in the Naval reserve from 1959 to 1961. He graduated from South High School in Minneapolis in 1961. He entered active duty in the Navy in 1961, served for two years aboard the USS Norris and attained the rank of E-3. Gary served in the Army from 1964 to 1967. He attained the rank of SSG E6 with the HHC18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC.
During high school, after his service in the Navy and again after the Army, he worked in Minneapolis at the grocery store of his would-be father-in-law. On June 12, 1965 he was joined in marriage to Mary DePolis in Richfield, MN.
From 1969-1973, he trained and worked as a journeyman plumber in Minneapolis. In 1973, he moved with his wife and five children to Spooner. He was employed by Early Plumbing and Heating. He soon changed his career direction and learned the meat cutting trade under the guidance of Lenny Hendrickson while employed at Schmitz’s Super Valu. Since 1986, Gary has proudly owned and operated A &H Country market, taking great care to develop a strong business. In his leisure time, he enjoyed golfing, fishing and seeing the fall colors.
He was previously a member of St. Francis deSales Catholic Church in Spooner. He was a past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 5397. He was presently a member of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church at Crescent Lake.
Gary is survived by his wife, Mary; his children, Annette (Duran) Bjorklund, Spooner; Katrina (Jamie) Dohm, Spooner; Gary (Brenda Schultz) Haas, Jr., Spooner; Mary (Marty) Schooley, Vernon Hills, IL; and Larry (Kristine) Haas, Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren, Jordan Tetrault; Matt Richards; Ashton Frith; Jack, Kennedy and Cole Schooley; Hayden, Xavier an Ezrabella Haas; brothers and sisters, Roger (Marilyn) Haas, Minneapolis, MN; Helen (Chuck) Nelson, Minneapolis, MN; Judy (Henry) Kommer, Minneapolis, MN; and Bob (JoAnne) Haas, Bloomington, MN; in-laws, Carolyn (Harold) Haas, Minneapolis, MN; special aunt, Ann Schieffer, Minneapolis, MN; Carl and Vivian DePolis, Hastings, MN; Jim DePolis, Turtle Lake; Sherry DePolis, Spooner; Carrie and Tom Furlong, Hastings, MN; many nieces and nephews; valued friends and customers.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold.
Arrangements were provided by the Scalzo-Taylor Funeral Home of Spooner.

John William "Bill" Haskins Sr.
John William "Bill" Haskins, Sr., 79, passed away Friday, February 12, 2010. Bill was born January 22, 1931, to John W. and Blanche (Rogers) Haskins in Parkersburg, WV. He grew up in New Martinsville, WV and graduated from Duke University where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. Following graduation, he served in the US Navy on the USS Norris DDE-859 as CIC Officer. He remained active in the Naval Reserve the rest of his life, retiring as a Commander. After active duty in the Navy, he became licensed as a professional engineer, and worked in Pittsburgh, PA and Lima, OH for the Westinghouse Corporation. Bill became the Electrical Engineering Supervisor at the Space Radiation Effects Laboratory in Newport News, VA. He received a Master's Degree in Engineering Education from Pennsylvania State University and for the rest of his life, Bill taught at the University of Toledo where he retired as a Professor Emeritus. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Glenn Reams Haskins; children, John W. (Annette) Haskins, Jr., Benjamin Haskins, Barbara Bainter and Michael Haskins; grandchildren, Caitlin, Lisa and William Bainter and Catherine Haskins; brother, Don (Jodi) Haskins and sister, Ruth Scott. We miss him. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010, at 2 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Second Street, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Funeral arrangements were entrusted with Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, Perrysburg ). Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider Planned Parenthood. In lieu of flowers, take someone you love to lunch. Condolences may be made online to the family at www.witzlershank.com .

Harold Henne 
 July 25, 1999
To the Sailors of the USS Norris

  My father, Harold Henne, was among the original crew of the Norris. He passed away in December of 1991. My mother, Thelma Henne, is still living, and would welcome any notes from those of you who may remember him. Here are excerpts from her wartime story:
  "My husband, Harold Henne, went into the Navy on April 14, 1944 at Great Lakes, IL. Everyone said he would never have to go overseas because of his age(he was already 32), but in six weeks time, he was on his way to the Marshall Islands.
  In January 1945, his dad was in a real bad truck & train accident at luka, Illinois. They tried to get leave for Harold, but the Navy thought his dad was dead, so didn't give him leave. At about the same time, my brother Harold Mulvaney was killed on Luzon. Finally, when the Navy found out from the Red Cross that Harold's dad was still alive, they gave him leave. He didn't let me know he was coming home because he didn't know when he would get a plane out of the Islands. One day I looked out my dining room window and saw him coming across the yard. Don't know how I got out of the house so quickly, but I sure did. He had a 30-day leave, and supposed when his leave was up he would go back to the Marshalls - but he didn't. He was assigned to the USS Norris - DD859 that was being built in California. The last of April he called and wanted me to come to California. He was on Treasure Island at the time so I was to go to Oakland. I arrived May 1, 1945. I stayed at the Adams Hotel - the A-train ran in front of the hotel and Harold went back and forth to Treasure Island on it. In June the destroyer was going to San Pedro, so I went to a relative's house in Redondo Beach. Harold got liberty most every night. One of his buddies, Jerry Long, lived in Pacific Palisades, and he would bring Harold on his way home. When the destroyer would travel up or down the coast, his wife Ruth Mary would pick me up and we would follow, from Oakland to San Diego. They had apartments in Navy housing and we would stay in hotels for $2 a night. Don't know how many trips we made up and down the coast.
  When the destroyer was finished, they had the christening at San Pedro. I had an invitation, and Harold and some younger sailors came to the gate to let me in. Thought he would get leave and we would go back to Redondo Beach together. He didn't, but they did let him come tell me.
  Harold was a barber awhile on the ship, then he had charge of the store that had supplies the sailors needed. Then when the war was over it was such a relief. I left out there the day after Thanksgiving. He had to go to Great Lakes, and got home December 9, 1945."
  Mom came to visit me in California a couple of years ago, and got to do two things she hadn't done on her earlier trips - visit Treasure Island (which was closed during the war), and cross the Golden Gate Bridge! 

Paul R. Hintelmann 
served on the Norris in the early 50's passed on several years ago. He was from my hometown of Red Bank, NJ, and the brother of a friend. He left a wife and one son.

Jack L. Johnson
Date of Birth: February 5, 1928 Maroa, Illinois Date of Death: March 18, 2013 Decatur, Illinois 
Jack was born in Maroa, IL, the son of John Jesse and LeNora Louise (Lienhart) Johnson. He married' Shirley Ruth Richhart on June 12, 1948 in 'Decatur, IL. Jack was a member of Central United Methodist Church. He worked' for ITT for approx 40 years, retiring in the early 90 's
Jack was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a U.S. Navy Veteran.
Jack is survived' by his wife of 64 years, Shiir{ey of Decatur, IL; children. Michael Johnson and wife Annalee of' Dallas,TX/ Ft.Worth, TX, Kathy Gentry and husband Steven of Decatur, IL, Eric Johnson and wife Chris of Midland,IL 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchilden. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Memoria{s may be made to Central United Methodist Church.

Gordon Charles Knibbs  
Born: May 22, 1930 Ottawa, La Salle, Illinois, USA  
Died: February 15, 2002 Durango, Colorado, USA  
Occupation: between 1950 and 1954 US Navy, Sailor, 
Occupation: Restaurant Owner, Occupation  
Occupation: 1973 Food Services Director, Occupation  
I first heard of Gordon C Knibbs in May 2001 when he left a message on the message board of My KNIBBS Family web site. At that time, I wasn't aware of any connection between us. Sadly, Gordon died before the evidence of the connection between us came to light. I have however
communicated with his wife Jean who kindly passed me a copy of Gordon's family history data.
From the Durango Herald, February 2002: elebration of the life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at the
Fort Lewis College Chapel for Gordon C. Knibbs, a longtime Durango resident, who died Feb. 15, 2002, of a brain aneurysm. He was 71.
Mr. Knibbs was born May 22, 1930, in Ottawa, Ill. He married Jean Knibbs on Dec. 25, 1953, in Boston.
Mr. Knibbs served in the U.S. Navy from 1950-54. He moved to Durango from Wisconsin in 1973 and worked as a food-service director at Fort Lewis College. He then opened His Knibbs, a family restaurant north of Durango.
He also owned and operated Durango Realty until his retirement in 1993.
Mr. Knibbs enjoyed outdoor activities, especially RVing and boating, particularly at Navajo Lake.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Knibbs of Durango; a son, David Knibbs of Durango; and two granddaughters, Heather and Danielle Knibbs of Durango.
Gordon served aboard the Gearing Class Destroyer, USS Norris, DD859, I think between 1950-53 at the rank of CS2.

Richard Kohoff
Hello, My father received a card from you trying to locate SN Richard Kohoff in regards to reunions and other events. He was my brother and he did serve on the U.S.S. Norris. He died in Jan. of 1991 of cancer. He would have loved to be involved with the members of the U.S.S. Norris. His time in the Navy were some of the happiest of his life. Seeing your card has brought fond memories of him for both my father and myself. Thank you very much. If I can be of any further assistance to you please let me know.Elizabeth Wierzbicki

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Roger E. Leonard.
Served on the USS Norris about 1950-52 or 53. I believe he was a 3rd Class Petty Officer and Fire controlman. He moved from his home in Denver to Oregon in 1961 and died last Aug. 3, (2000). He was married to Nancy and has three grown children and two grandchildren.
He would have been pleased to have learned about the reunion and of any of those with whom he served. He talked upon many occasions about those times.
He was a real estate broker, served on the local school board and was involved in the community.
He lived in Eagle Point, OR, which is 10 miles north of Medford (near the California border).Signed,Nancy Leonard (wife)

Charles H. Lindquist
Charles Harrison Lindquist of Everett died Monday, March 13, 2006 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, he was 53. Born on June 2, 1952 in Stoneham, he was the son of the Mary S. (Funicella) and the late George L. Lindquist. After high school, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy on November 21, 1969. He served aboard the USS Norris and USS Hartley as a Seaman Recruit until he was discharged April 21, 1971. Upon his return home, Charles worked as an independent tractor trailer driver, driving for many companies. In the early 1980’s he worked for the Malden Housing Authority until he became a police officer with Malden Police Department in June of 1986. Charles worked as a patrolman for the past 20 years. Charles had recently attended Western New England College and graduated in early 2000 with a degree in Criminal Justice. He married Maryann (Swierk) on August 17, 2002 in Malden. Charles was a member of the Enforcers, an organization of law enforcement motorcyclists. Charles also belonged to the Eagles Club of Malden as well as the Merritt Club in Chelsea. He was also a member of the Irish-American Club in Malden and was a member of the club's softball team. Charles loved playing softball, golfing and riding his Harley. Mr. Lindquist was a life-long resident of Malden but had lived in Everett for the past two years.
He is survived by his wife, Maryann Lindquist of Everett, his son, Charles H. Lindquist, II of Malden, his grandchildren, Abigale Roth of Medford and Kyle Lindquist of Malden, his mother, Mary S. Lindquist of Malden, his brother, Kenneth G. Lindquist, and his wife Rosemary of FL, his sister, Linda and her husband, Barry Rodriguez of Malden, his niece, Julie Simpson, and his nephews, Paul Bottari and Kenneth Lindquist.
Funeral from the Weir~MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St. Malden on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 8 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem St. Malden at 9 AM. Fr. William B. Minigan, Pastor of St. Joseph’s Church will be the celebrant. Burial will immediately follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.
Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, March 16, 2006 from 4 to 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Charles’ memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association / Mass Chapter, 330 Congress St. Suite 5, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210.

Willis Chet Lisa 
 of Belfast, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 17, 1938, in West Haven, Conn.
Willie lived a full life. He leaves behind his beloved wife of many years, Rowena (Currier) Lisa. They shared working, plowing and traveling in life together, as well as family. Together they ran High Street Market for a few years and still continued to run BMI Janitorial, which Willie started. They were good partners. He was past Great Sachem of the state of Maine as well as past Sachem in the local Redman Tribe, where he was a life member. He was chaplain of American Legion Post No. 43 and custodian at the First Church in Belfast for 27 years. He enjoyed going to the USS Norris reunions for the past 11 years and twice to the Healy reunions. He tried to work hard fulfilling his duties until his cancer took over.
Survivors include his wife, Rowena; his children, Richard Lisa and his wife, Tina of Brooks, Beverly Seekins and her husband, Kevin of Sedgwick, Jimmy Hill of Alabama, Elaine Serpa of Alabama, Laura Baker of Florida, Kari Lisa of Belfast, Tim White and his wife, Barbara of Waldo, Bill White and his wife, Fran of Belmont, Mark White and his wife, Chantal of Belmont, Pam Buswell and her husband, Richard of New Hampshire, Brenda Warman of Belfast, Sheila Farrell of Belfast and Bruce Farrell of Belfast; two sisters, Patty Duncan of Texas and Mona Lemarie of Connecticut; brother, John Stout of Pennsylvania. Willie was one of 15 children. He leaves 35 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He also leaves two very dear friends, Harold and Anna Clough of New Hampshire, with whom he enjoyed doing many things. He had many friends. 
He was predeceased by two daughters, Murial Lisa and Mona Lisa Noddin.
Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. A full military funeral will be held at the First Church in Belfast at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church in Belfast, 8 Court St., Belfast 04915.

Harvey (Gene) Mann
Dad went into the navy in January 1942. He was assigned to the 42. He was assigned to the USS Sperry
in June 1942 just missing being a plankowner by a month. He stayed on the Sperry until sometime in late September 1944 (he got off in Hawaii in between the Sperry's assignment to Majuro and the next deployment to Guam). While on the Sperry he covered a lot of the Pacific going to Hawaii, Brisbane, Australia, Midway and Majuro. He then went to advanced gunnery school in Washington D.C. then was assigned to the Norris before it was commissioned.He talked about how annoying it was to see the shipyard workers goldbricking when the crew wanted to get the ship finished and operational. The crew couldn't really do anything until the shipyard officially turned the ship over to the navy and the unions would get mad if a sailor did anything that was a union workers job. Dad said the clincher was a worker sitting in the gun director for an half hour and dad asked "what's up, why are you just sitting there?" The guy answered "there is a tool box sitting over there in my way and I can't do my job until it's moved." Dad got mad, cussed the guy out pointing out that we were at war and this was a warship and moved the tool box himself then stood over the guy while he hooked up some wiring. Dad's memories of the Norris were mostly very busy times getting the ship in commisssion and through the acceptance trials.
One of dad's stories was when they were going to get qualified for night firing. The excercise was they would shoot a starshell, the director was to aquire the target and send down the range info to 5" guns and they would
hopefully take it out. They were sitting waiting for the excercise to get started when dad spotted the target in the moonlight. He got the range all dialed in before the first shot. As soon as the starshell exploded he fed the range info to the guns and BOOM they took out the target. Dad said they held the record for the fastest night firing at that time. As you know the ship had a bearing go bad just as it was to deploy and had to return to the builders to fix it. Dad said he was standing guard duty when the word came down about the war being over. Due to his years of
service and time at sea he had enough points to get discharged in November when the Norris was at Treasure Island.  
He was recalled for Korea and was in charge of the guns on an underway replenishment ship - the USS Alstede. He hated it and wished that if the navy was going to take him away from his wife and family that at least he could 
have been put back on a destroyer.
He loved being on the Norris and gave me an appreciation of the Gearing class destroyers. I still think that the fully armed WWII configuration with 20 and 40mm guns is still one of the best looking ships the navy ever had. 
I've been on DD860 the Joseph Kennedy at Battleship Cove Mass. I went up to the director and was able to look through the weather boot and see dad's station. It is nice that at least one Gearing Class was saved. Too bad they were all modernised and none could be saved in it's original configuration like the USS Kidd (haven't seen it yet in person but am planning on it).
Dad passed away in 2000 and was buried at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine, CA. I was able to arrange his funeral on a day when the Navy honor guard from Lemoore NAS was there. They did a great job. Dad would have been honored and wouldn't have wanted to be sent off any other way.Take care and I wish the best of luck and health to all the ex-crewmen of the USS Norris.

Paul G. McBee 
Paul Gilbert McBee, 74, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Thursday, May 2, 2002, at his home. 
Mr. McBee was born March 16, 1928, in Morgan County, W.Va., the son of Charles Alvin and Ella Young McBee.
He retired in 1992 from the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., as a dietary aide. He had been a bundler at Londontown Manufacturing Co. in Hancock, Md., and a roofer with the O.C. Wine Co. in Winchester. 
He was a seaman first class in the Navy from 1945 to 1947 and served aboard the USS Norris and the USS Devastator. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon and World War II Victory Medal. 
He was married to Helma Schuster Morgan for 39 years.
Surviving with his wife, are two daughters, Patricia Winkler of Vacaville, Calif.; and K. Joy Morgan of Great Cacapon, W.Va.; three sons, David L. Morgan of Leesburg, Michael P. McBee and Scott G. McBee, both of Berkeley Spring; two sisters, Eva Lou Hofe of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Phyllis Lorraine Cain of Berkeley Springs; four brothers, Kenneth W. McBee and Harold Frank McBee, both Berkeley Springs, Larry E. McBee of Indian Springs, Md., and Walter David McBee of Puyallup, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, with the Rev. Henry L. Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs, with military honors accorded by Tri State Honor Guard. 
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court Martinsburg, W.Va. 25401

James McDonald 
Served from 1947-1950, he was aboard the USS Norris 859, James passed away Feb. 2000, He spoke fondly, and with great pride about his service on the Norris, He being African American it was a time when there was separation, but Dad who cut hair during his time aboard made many friends. I found dad's discharge papers and see he was awarded metals. we didnt know that. But I will be buying replicas.I thank you so much for this web site its awesome, and lets the loved ones have a better understanding of how time was spent in the service, and theres such brotherhood. We thank you for putting your life on the line to keep us safe, and for bringing my dad home.
Deborah McDonald daughter of James SHSN 47-50

Harold Alden McNutt 
NEW LIMERICK, Maine—Harold Alden McNutt (Hal, Harry), 78, died Tuesday evening, Nov.2, 2005, at Drews Lake in New Limerck with his family, following a long period of declining health.
He was born in Houlton on Feb. 4, 1927, the second son of Donald Burleigh and Grace Whittier Robinson McNutt.
Harold lived his entire life in the Houlton area until four years ago when he and his wife retired to Rio Rico, Ariz. They had returned to Maine to South Portland in July.
Harold left high school at the age of 17 to serve in World War II. He was a quartermaster, third class in the U.S. Navy, assigned the USS Kretchmer, the USS Norris and the USS Haynsworth.
He earned the World War II Victory Medal, the American Area Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Area Medal and the Philippine Liberation Medal.
At the end of the war, he sailed around the world before returning to Houlton in 1946 to marry Phylliss Joyce Hardy, also of Houlton.
He subsequently received his diploma from Houlton High School in 2002.
Harold spent most of his life as a self-employed truck driver. When he wasn’t on the road, he was always busy building or redesigning something. He was a gifted carpenter, mechanic, engineer, plumber, mason, metalworker and electrician—a true jack-of-all-trades. His favorite pastimes included sailing and boating on Drews Lake or, more recently, riding his four-wheeler through the southern Arizona desert. He also loved reading, cooking pancakes, cheating at Parcheesi, and gardening, especially growing tomatoes. A man of few words, he was known for his sense of humor and his heart of Gold.

Gary W. Moffat, 
70, formerly of Scotch Plains, N.J., and The Villages, Fla., passed away April 29, 2014, at Community Medical Center, Toms River, N.J.
 Visiting will be Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Rd., Toms River, www.silvertonmemorial.com Funeral services will begin at 5 p.m. Cremation will be private. 
 Gary was born in Newark, N.J., and raised in Scotch Plains. He was a graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, Class of 1961. 
 After graduating, he served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Hank and the USS. Norris as a radioman. He spent a few years with the CIA and traveled to different countries. He was a member of the American Legion in Scotch Plains and the Tin Can Sailors in Toms River. 
 Gary loved going to garage sales and flea markets. If he thought he could use it, he bought it. Every day faithfully, he would watch Jerry Springer, Judge Judy, and "Jeopardy!."
 Gary was predeceased by his parents, Archie and Nathalie Moffat; his stepmother, Grace Moffat, and his brother, Ron Moffat. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Virgina (Wolferz) Moffat, and his son, Scott. He is also survived by five cousins, several nieces, and many wonderful friends.
 In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Diabetes Association , N.J. Office, Center Pointe II, Suite 103, 1160 Route 22 East, Bridgewater, N.J. 08807 or the American Heart Association , P.O. Box 417005, Boston, Mass. 02241-7005 would be appreciated

Frank Mullins
Born in Atlanta, Georgia on Apr. 9, 1921, Departed on May 31, 2012 and resided in Cottonwood, AZ.
Francis Lamar "Frank" Mullins, 91 of Cottonwood, passed away on May 31, 2012. 
Frank was born on April 9, 1921 in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Notre Dame University and joined the Navy in October 1940. He served his country as a Machinist Mate in some of the major naval battles in the South Pacific. He met his beloved wife, Norma Lewis of 67 years, on a blind date in 1942, while on liberty in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
After the war, he settled in North Carolina and started his family working as a time clock and communications salesman/repairman.
He moved his family to Middletown, New Jersey in the mid 1950s, as the business grew. He raised his children on the Jersey Shore, spending time at the beach with the family. He was a Past Commander of American Legion Post 24 in Asbury Park. 
In the late 1960s, Frank and his good friend, Ed Ryan, opened a "Carvel" ice cream store in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, which he ran until his retirement in 1980.
Throughout his retirement, he traveled and golfed with his wife enjoying his senior years. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Joshua Mullins. He leaves behind his wife, Norma Lewis Mullins, two children, Cathy and her husband William Hawkins; Michael and his wife Shelly Mullins; 8 grand children and 5 great-grandchildren.
He was such a sweet loving man and will be fondly remembered and dearly missed.
There are no public services planned.

Rodney E. Ott
Veteran retired in 1992 from Sharon Steel Corp.
A funeral service will be held Monday for Rodney E. Ott, formerly of Baldwin Avenue, Sharon. He passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at 10:34 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 68.
Mr. Ott was born Oct. 16, 1941, in Sharon to Harry O. and Martha Fury Ott.
He graduated in 1959 from Farrell High School.
Rodney worked as a mold man for 29 years at the former Sharon Steel Corp.’s Farrell plant, retiring in 1992.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he served on the USS Norris from 1960-64 and was in the Army Reserves for two years, during which time he fought in the Bay of Pigs.
He was a member of Grace Chapel Community Church, Hermitage.
Rodney was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous, where he was an active member for 26 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and during his younger years, golfing.
His wife, the former Candace R. Boyes, whom he married Aug. 29, 1970, passed away Oct. 6, 2004.
Surviving are: two daughters, Jacqueline K. Wininsky and her husband Jeremy, Hermitage; and Martha L. Johnson, New Castle; a brother, Kenneth R. Ott, Salem, Ore.; two granddaughters, Bridget and Abigail Johnson; a nephew, Josh Ott, Sharon; and two sisters-in-law, Jacqueline K. Boyes, Sharon; and Cynthia J. Miskolitz and her husband Victor, Hermitage.
Besides his wife, Rodney was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Appeal, Box 197, Sharpsville 16150.
Rodney E., 68, formerly of Baldwin Avenue, Sharon.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday (1-10-10) in JOHN FLYNN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Inc., 2630 E. State St., Hermitage. Friends may sign a guestbook at www.flynnfuneralhome.com
Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday (1-11-10) in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Dominic Verdell officiating.Burial: Cremation followed by burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.

Walter Earl Parken, 84
09/25/1925 ~ 01/19/2010
A private family celebration of life and private cremation rites were held for Walter Earl Parken of the Hillsboro, Ore., community. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Walter was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Rocker, to Walter and Ethel (Inch) Parken. He died Jan. 19, 2010, in adult foster care of natural causes.
He was raised and educated in Butte. Following his education, he joined the Navy, serving in World War II on the USS Dixie in the boiler room and during the Korean War on the USS Norris.
He actually met with several of his shipmates for a reunion. He later attended Western Montana College in Dillon. He received his bachelor’s degree in teaching.
In 1965, Earl moved his family to the Coos Bay, Ore., community, where he taught at the North Bend School District until the 1990s. Earl loved being a teacher and enjoyed all of the children he served over the years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 140 in North Bend for many years. Earl loved his animals, Antha and Jaba.
Earl was united in marriage to Norma Lee Gillies on Feb. 13, 1954, in Montana. Together they celebrated 52 years of marriage before she preceded him in death in 2004.
After his retirement he loved to go to the house on Saunders Lake. He enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors. He liked to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He and Norma enjoyed taking trips to Reno, Nev.
Walter is survived by his son, Richard “Bob” and Leah Ann Parken of Folsom, Calif.; son, Jack Parken of Taos, N.M.; daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Keith Young of Hillsboro; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the North Bend Masonic Lodge No. 140, 3218 Sherman Ave., North Bend, Ore. 97459.

John Pecil
I am informing you of John Pecil`s passing on Mon. 18 Dec. 2006, at age 77, of heart failure.
I`m sorry that a crew member of the U.S.S. Norris DD/DDE-859 and a U.S. Navy mate of yours has answered the last bugle call of Taps. 
John was my wife Patricia Rua`s uncle on her mother`s side and not only my relative and friend, but also a U.S. Navy mate of mine, even though I never served onboard the same facility as John did.
Please, understand that John is now sailing with a Commander of the highest authority.
Sincerely, Ralph J. Lambiase Sr.59-Lawrence Avenue
Lynbrook, L.I; N.Y; 11563-1933, U.S.A.

Richard E. Peterson SR.
YARMOUTH - Richard E. Peterson Sr., 85, died Nov. 11, 2010, surrounded by his family at Holbrook Health Center at Piper Shores, Scarborough. He was born Feb. 23, 1925, in Portland, the son of Howard W. and Hilda (Carr) Peterson. He attended local schools, graduating from Deering High School, Class of 1942. Richard enlisted in the U.S. Navy, Feb. 22, 1943, the day before his 18th birthday. He received his basic training in Newport, R.I., after which he entered communication school to be trained as a radioman. Upon completion of the required courses he was retained as an instructor. Subsequently he was transferred to the University of Wisconsin, where he continued teaching. After his teaching assignment was completed he served aboard the USS Norris, DD859, until he received his discharge Dec. 25, 1945. After completing his service he took advantage of the GI Bill and continued his education at Bentley School of Accounting and Finance, now Bentley College, Boston. He also graduated from Bank Administration School at the University of Wisconsin. In July 1948, his mother entered Maine General Hospital, now Maine Medical Center, Portland, as a patient. It was there that he met his future wife, Patricia Jane Jarvis of Bangor, who was one of the nurses caring for his mother. They were married April 9, 1949. Mr. Peterson was associated with Portland area banks during his career, having worked at Casco-Northern Bank for 32 years. He left Casco-Northern Bank in 1982 as vice president to join Northeast Bankshare Association, later Fleet Bank of Maine, as senior vice president and treasurer. At the time of his retirement, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fleet Bank of Maine, now Bank of America. He was active in many area civic and charitable organizations throughout his career, serving the United Way in various capacities: auditor, Speakers Bureau, Training and Education and Public Services Division. He was on the audit staff for the YWCA Capital Funds drive. He was a member of South Portland Board of Industry, president of Downtown Park & Shop, director of Retail Trade Board, director and treasurer of Opportunity Farm Association, director of Catherine Morrill Day Nursery, and director and chairman of South Portland Public Library Advisory Board. Mr. Peterson was also involved in professional associations, serving as president of Maine Conference of Bank Auditors and Controllers, as well as state vice president of the National Association. He was a life emeritus member of National Association of Accountants. He was a former member of Cumberland Club, and while residing in South Portland was a member of South Portland Lions Club. During his retirement he enjoyed serving part-time as an accounting specialist for Auction Properties Ltd., now Tranzon Auction Properties, Portland. Richard was a devoted and loving husband, and protective, caring father. Among the greatest pleasures in his life were the growing years of his children while living in South Portland. From early on he always supported them in their chosen interests and regularly attended activities in which they participated. He guided and encouraged them about the benefits of a good education. He also got tremendous enjoyment from seeing his children succeed in their careers and become loving parents themselves. Richard was a history buff and an avid reader. He also was an interested follower of sports, especially the Red Sox and Portland Sea Dogs, whose games he attended many times. He liked doing crossword puzzles, and more recently enjoyed watching old movies. In addition to his wife of 61 years, he is survived by two sons, Richard E. Peterson Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of Gorham and Paul F. Peterson of Scarborough; one daughter, Karen P. Green and her husband, Stephen E. Green, of South Portland; three grandsons, Matthew T. Green and his wife, Kathleen, of South Portland, Brian E. Green and his wife, Sylvia, of South Portland and Andrew S. Green of Portland; one granddaughter, Kate Peterson Merrow and her husband, Peter Merrow, of Gorham; five great-grandchildren, seven nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Howard W. Peterson Jr., in 2001. The family thanks the wonderful nurses and staff at Holbrook Health Center at Piper Shores, Scarborough, for all the care and compassion Richard received during his stay there. Funeral services will be private. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made in Richard's memory to Preble Street Resource Center, 5 Portland St., Portland, ME 04101. For additional information and to sign Richard's guest book, please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com.

William Petranek 
April 26, 1930 - May 24, 2007 Rhinelander, Wisconsin 
William "Bill" Petranek, age 77, of Rhinelander,died Thursday, May 24, 2007, at Friendly Village Nursing Home. He was born on April 26, 1930, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to George and Anna (Baer) Petranek. Bill graduated from Rhinelander High School and then served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Norris during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge, he married the former Blanche Butterfield on March 16, 1953, in Woodstock, Illinois. He was employed for many years at A.O. Smith, a manufacturing company located in Milwaukee, until retiring on December 31, 1989. Following his retirement, Bill returned to Rhinelander where he has resided since. Bill is survived by his wife, Blanche of Rhinelander; a daughter, Juliet (Kenneth) Berger of Slinger, WI; a brother, Robert (Mickey) Petranek of Lake Geneva, WI; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ralph in 1982; and a brother, Thomas Petranek. There will be no funeral services. 

John Piatek, 
Commanded U.S.S. Norris 1965-66, passed away today, Nov.3 2009, at 5:20 pm, from apparent congestive heart failure. He passed peacefully, at home, with his loving family around him. Captain Piatek was a true countryman who was devoted to his country, his family, the United States Navy, and his religion. 
After serving his country with zeal, courage, and integrity for thirty years, he retired and settled in Green Cove Springs, FL. He was actively involved in the community. He is survived by two daughters and one son, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. 
Funeral arrangements to be announced. Please contact Jim Horine at jimhorine@yahoo.com for information. 

Alfred D. Rinn
My name is Michael J. Picciallo.email address is mike@dwim.net
My Uncle Alfred D Rinn SOSN 54-55 had passed away from pancreatic cancer at age 54.
He would have loved the website. His wife my aunt Marie lives in Easton PA.

Richard Saloom  
73, of Matawan passed away Friday, March 21, 2008, at home.
Born in New Brunswick, formerly of Old Bridge, he was an area resident for 20 years.
Mr. Saloom was self-employed and owned Kenrich Developers in Matawan. He was a veteran of the Navy during the Vietnam War.
Predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Evelyn; his wife, Sandra Saloom in 1991, and his sister, Lorraine Kelly.
Survived by his daughter, Rose Saloom-Leahy of Keyport; his son, Michael Leahy of Keyport; his stepson, Andrew O'Connell of California; two uncles, Ed Kalli of New Brunswick and John Kalli of Milltown; two grandchildren, Justin R. Saloom-Leahy and Sandra Saloom-Leahy; three best friends, Carol, Doris, and Anna, and many beloved friends and business partners, Ken Ruby and Carl B.
Services will be at a time to be announced on Wednesday, from Day Funeral Home. Entombment is at St. Peter the Apostle Cemetery in New Brunswick. Visitation is from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to dayfh@optonline.net.

Carl A. Sarlo, 
85, of Sarasota, formerly of California, April 3, 1925 - July 21, 2010
Services will be private, with entombment in Palms-Robarts Memorial Park. 
Survivors include his wife, Vada; sons Randy of Rockford, Ill., and Larry of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and two grandchildren, Leahanne and Anthony.

Robert E. Shamblin  
Chief Petty Officer Robert Eugene Shamblin (Ret.), 81 of Parkersburg, passed away Jan. 20, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after a nine-month battle with lung cancer. 
Bob was born in Nitro, W.Va., a son of the late Steven Archie and Kathleen Farmer Shamblin. He attended Nitro schools and at 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the USS Grand Canyon, the USS Roe, the USS Cowell, the USS Norris, the USS Brough, the USS Remey and the USS Proteus. He was all over the world including The Ice, China, Malta, New Zealand, Hawaii and more, spending 30 years in love of his country and the Navy.
Bob retired in 1971 to Charleston, S.C., where he spent several years before coming to Parkersburg in 2003, where he met his wife, Patricia, whom he married in 2005. They enjoyed dancing and fishing.
Bob was a member of the Moose Lodge 1118, VFW Post 1212, American Legion Post 159, USS Norris Group and The Fleet Reserves.
Bob is survived by his wife, Patricia; his little companion, Priss Miss; daughter, Dianne Venturelli of Cross Lanes, W.Va.; a son, Mark Shamblin of Waverly; a sister, Ethel Postlewaite of Nitro; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Eleanor; a son, Bobby; a brother, Charles (Ozzie) Shamblin; and two sisters, Mary Halstead and June Rucker.
Leavitt Funeral Home Parkersburg was in charge of Bob’s cremation. A private service will be held at a later date.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com 

Alexander John Sim
38552 Southfarm LaneNorthville, MI 48167 Spouse:Thelma Sim Phone :248-474-4125
Date on Norris: ? 1945-1947 (or 1950-1954/Korea) Rate/Rank on Norris: MM 2
Email:thelm98@twmi.rr.com Comments:Alexander John Sim deceased August,1990.
Would like more information about his service days in the Navy.
Robert W. Spencer
41 Burrstone Road, New York Mills, NY
Dated 8 Mar 2011. Robert died in 1982. I today received his NOTICE OF SEPARATION FROM U.S. NAVAL SERVICE from his wife and my age 92 Aunt Effie Spencer. USS Norris (DD-859) was the last ship Robert served on. He joined the Navy 21 Jan 1936 and was Honorable Discharged 7 Oct 1947, net service for pay purposes 10 yrs-10mos-22days. Robert also served aboard USS Niagara (PG-52), sunk 22 May 1943 by Japanese aircraft; and then aboard USS Argonne (AS-10).
Received from: D.J. Paul CWO4 (ret) United States Navy

Roger Allen Sprinks 
67, passed away Friday December 21, 2007.
He was a Navy veteran and retired tractor trailer driver working for both Arnold Relocation and Armstrong Movers.
He is survived by his companion of 25 years, Ann Sublett; his sister, Linda Pendland; his two sons, Jim Spinks (Karen) and Jeff Spinks (Charissa); and four grandchildren.
Respects can be made at the home of Jim Spinks, 9701 Creekwood Road, 3-6 p.m. Sunday.

John F. Strout
has passed away.He passed away on July 26,2006. He was an exceptional man and even tho we were divorced at the time of his death, we had become the very best of friends.We have 4 beautiful children and 13 beautiful grand-children. Our younger of the four was studying to be a policeman ( which had been a dream since he was 4) and he is 24 now. When he entered school,he lost his closest aunt in an automobile accident and two weeks before he was to graduate he lost his dad from a massive heart attack. But like his dad he completed his class and is now a full fledged police officer.His dad taught him a lot on being honest,hardworking and dedicated and I am proud of who he was. Thank-You for letting me share this with all of you.God Bless our servicemen because without them and their families, where on earth might we be. Kathi Strout 

Paige D. Stewart Sr.
Bucks County Courier Times
Paige D. Stewart, Sr. "Stew", a long time resident of Bristol-Levittown, passed away on September 1, 2007.
Paige was a long time owner of the Cow Barn Deli in Levittown, Pa. He was a United States Navy Veteran and served his country proudly in the Korean War. He was a proud member of the Boy Scouts of America, having achieved Eagle Scout, and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. 
He was the beloved husband of Agnes (nee Simeone) for a loving 49 years. Paige was a devoted father to Michael Stewart and his wife Linda, Lisa Colangelo and her husband Thomas, Patrick Stewart and his wife Cristina, and Paige Stewart Jr. and Corinne Noguez. He will be missed by his darling grandchildren Emilie, Cristina, Daniel, and Elizabeth. He is also survived by his sister Doris McClafferty; and many nieces and nephews. 
Relatives and friends are invited to call Wednesday 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Thursday 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Galzerano Funeral Home, 3500 Bristol-Oxford Valley Road in Levittown. Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday 10:00 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Levittown. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Paige's memory to the Boy Scouts of America, 1 Scout Way, Doylestown, Pa., 18901 or the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1169, Radcliffe Street and Green Lane, Bristol, Pa., 19007.

Thomas B. Taylor  
FREETOWN — Thomas B. Taylor, age 86 years, of East Freetown, died Tuesday, Sept. 8th, 2009, at Golden Living Center — Oak Hill, Middleboro.
He was the loving husband to the late Frances (Campanella) Taylor, who passed away on July 18th, 2007 and to the late Elsie (Pittsley) Taylor, (from a second marriage), who passed away on January 18th, 1996.

Charles J. Zuccola
Charles passed away on August 30, 2005 after a battle with lung cancer. He is buried in Florida National Cemetary in Bushnell FL. He always had good memories about his time on the Norris and loved to get the mailings and check the website. Thank you so much for taking the time to let everyone know of his passing.
Sincerely, Debbie King (daughter)