Patrick J. O'Connor passed away peacefully with his wife at his side on March 18, 2017, he was 81 years old. He was the husband of Diane (Phaup) O'Connor, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born on November 13, 1935, he was the son of the late Christopher and Carmel (Rynn) O'Connor. He is survived by four children: Jill O'Connor Trentsch, her husband Lee, and her two children Kelly Gillis and Michael Gillis, Elaine O'Connor Sullivan and her three children Sheana Grieves, Corie Grieves, and Jordyn Sullivan, Patrick "PJ" O'Connor and his wife Dina and their two children Ryan O'Connor and Evan O'Connor, and Danny O'Connor and his fiancé Angela Dambrosio and their children Jake and Brody O'Connor, two sisters Christine O'Connor Howard, and Linda Christensen and her husband John, two brothers Jimmy O'Connor and his wife Joan, and Timmy O'Connor and his wife Nina, and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Johnny "O". Patrick attended Nahant schools, St. Mary's High School, and Northeastern University. He was a Veteran of the Korean War serving in the US Navy on submarines for four years. Patrick was employed by Sylvania Electric for 22 years and had his own construction company Rynn Corporation for many years. He loved the game of baseball more than anyone and was a former Little League and Babe Ruth coach. He enjoyed skiing in North Conway, playing golf and softball in Nahant, and, most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday at 12:00PM in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Nahant. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Care Dimensions Hospice 75 Sylvan St. Suite B-102 Danvers, MA 01923, or the American Parkinson Disease Association 715 Albany St., Suite C329 Boston, MA 02118. Arrangements are under the direction of the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOMES 67 OCEAN STREET (RTE1A), LYNN

On Saturday the 27th of February, Charlie Dye 82, peacefully passed away after a long hard fought battle with cancer. He was home where he wanted to be. He was a Korean War Navy Veteran and proud of it.  Charlie was the business owner of Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery and Piedmont Memorial Park.  He is survived by longtime wife, Michele Dye; son, Chase Dye and daughter, Chelsea Dye that all reside at the residence. Also surviving are son, Clay Dye Jr. and his fiance’ Leigh Buie; followed by daughter, Donna Simpson and husband, Bob Simpson, two grandchildren, Bobby Simpson, wife Cassie Simpson and Heather Simpson; great-grandson, Cole; two sisters, Wilma Holt and longtime husband Ernest Holt and Marie Giofridda. He had many nieces and nephews.  We will all miss him greatly, but we know he is now no longer suffering.  Services will be held Wednesday, March 2nd, at 12:00 pm there will be an early visitation followed by the service at 1:00pm. Located at Rocky Knoll Baptist Church, followed by graveside at Oakwood Memorial Park.  Flowers may be sent to Peoples Funeral Service or otherwise in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to www.peoplesfuneralandcremation.  Professional arrangements entrusted to Peoples’ Funeral Service

Harry El Alvey's obituary from Chicago Crash Dive Base

Myron R. Prevatte December 17, 1927 – July 15, 2015  Mr. Myron R. Prevatte, 87, of Whigham, GA, passed away at his home in Whigham, GA, on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  Funeral services will be private.  Mr. Prevatte was born on December 17, 1927, in Whigham, GA, to the late Robert Harvey Prevatte and Clyda Worn Prevatte.  On July 7, 1999, he married Edih Moore Prevatte, who survives.  He served his country in the United States Navy and was a defense contractor with the federal government.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Whigham, GA.     Survivors include: wife, Edith Prevatte of Whigham, GA; step-children, Chris Smith of Anaheim, CA, Mike Powell (Donna) of Oldsmar, FL, Richard Powell (Donna) of Pelham, GA, Lynne Byrd (Jeff) of Thomasville, GA, Tony Powell (Lisa) of Cairo, GA, Leigh Fuduloff (Mike) of Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren, Christy Weltman (Jonathan) of Ponce Inlet, FL, and Richard Erickson of Ponce Inlet, FL; great-grandchildren, Tabatha Smith and Jessica Smith of Ponce Inlet, FL.     He was preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, R. H. Prevatte, Carl Prevatte; sister, Lyda P. Watkins; half-brothers, William E. Duncan, Delmar Duncan, John F. Duncan.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Prevatte’s memory to: Archbold Foundation, Attention-Vann Middleton, Designate-Hospice of Southwest Georgia, Bainbridge Division, 910 S. Broad Street, Thomasville, GA 31792.

FTC (SS) Myron Prevatte, USN, Ret. Myron Prevatte of Whigham, Ga, Departed on Eternal Patrol on Wednesday, 15 July 2015; Myron would have been 88 on December 17th this year. Myron was a Life Member Submarine Veterans of World War II, AlaFlo Chapter, having qualified on USS Greenfish (SS 351) and later serving on USS Pompon (SS 267) and USS Corsair (SS 435).  After advancing to Chief Fire Controlman (SS) in the early 50's, prior to the creation of Senior & Master Chiefs, Myron decided that with no further advancement opportunities he would get out of the Navy and create his own Fire Control business and sell his wares back to the Navy.  A very successful businessman Myron worked with the Navy and particular the Submarine Force for many decades creating and perfecting fire control equipment for all classes of submarines for years to come.  The Pentagon became his work arena.  Even after retirement he retained close ties with the Pentagon on Submarine Programs and would keep those of us who were interested up-to-date on submarine programs.  After retirement he moved to his childhood home of Whigham GA, not far from Climax GA.  Cards may be sent to Edie at PO Box 499, Whigham GA 39897-0499.  Sailor, Rest Your Oar........

Crew Members, Family, and Friends,

Brian L. Campbell, youngest son of Bobbie Lee Campbell (Gunner) notified us on April 27, 2015 that Bobbie passed away on Labor Day,  2014 after having a stroke.  He was 86.  Besides the USS Pompon, Bobbie served on the USS Thresher and the USS Robert E. Lee.  He retired from the US Navy after 25 years. He worked for Lockheed and retired from that company.   Brian said that his family are descendants of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.  Brian and his brothers all have Lee as their middle name just like their father. If you have a story about “Gunner”  that you would like to share with Brian, His address is:  5611 Greenfield Drive North                           Portsmouth, VA 23703                 written byBill Davy

Lt. Edward R. Crawfoot CRAWFOOT, Lt. Edward R., US Navy, Retired, 95, of Sebring, FL passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015. LT. Crawfoot was born February 5, 1920 in Risingsun, OH to Dean and Mary Crawfoot. He was a retired LT from the U.S. Navy, serving in the submarine squadron for 28 years from 1939 - 1967 and a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He earned the title Navy "Mustang" for becoming a Commissioned Officer, from Naval Ranks. He also worked for and retired from 3 Mile Island Nuclear Plant. He was a Florida Snowbird beginning in 1986, and moved to Sebring permanently in 1990 from Carlisle, PA. LT. Crawfoot was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Military Officers Association, Submarine Squadron #6 Smoke Boat Sisters and the U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII. He was an avid golfer, winning many tournaments and awards. Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Altrudes; sons, Kevin Crawfoot (Hope) of Dillsburg, PA and Brian Bouchard of Canton, OH. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Miriam. Family and friends will celebrate his life 3:00pm, Sunday, March 22, 2015 in the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring, FL. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Shiners' Hospital for Children (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org). On-line condolences may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood. Funeral Home Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations 410 N. Webster Street Wildwood, FL 34785 (352) 748-1000 Published in TBO.com on Mar. 21, 2015

James L. McGlamery served on the USS Pompon 1944-44.

CDR James L McGlamery, USN(Ret)departed on Eternal Patrol Saturday 24 January 2015. He was very active up until last week when he was hospitalized for heart problems. Jim is survived by Frances (Fran) his wife of 70 yrssons Stan (Reba) of Tampa, FL, Larry (Nancy) of Washington state, and daughter-in-law Sue of Pensacolahis son Bill had previously passed away. Jim was born on 19 May 1923 and raised in south Georgia, just a few miles north of the Florida line. When WWII broke out Jim enlisted and served in the Submarine Service throughout the war as a Radioman. He qualified on USS S-38(SS 143)and served on USS Guardfish (SS 217), USS Seacat (SS 399), USS Boarfish (SS 327) and USS Chopper (SS 342). As Chief Radioman Jim accepted a commission and after 30+ years of service retired as a Commander. After commissioning Jim served on, among other commands, a destroyer, and an auxiliary where he was instrumental in upgrading fleet communications and was on the ground floor of Navy satellite communication. Jim's last tour was as CO of the COMSTA CUTLER Maine, the primary military communications link between the US and Europe. Jim was on a boat in Tokyo Harbor on VJ Day and related what it was like to be in Tokyo-wan as part of the largest armada of international warships ever assembled. Jim was an active member of Submarine Veterans of WWII, attending most National Conventions, Regional conventions and other submarine related functions. He was State Commander of Maine, Vermont and Rhode Island simultaneously and as Northeast Regional CDR SUBVETS WWII. In Florida he served as Alabama State CDR SUBVETS WWII, which includes the FL panhandle, for more than 25 years as well as AlaFlo Chapter President for several years. A memorial service will be held Saturday 31 January 2015 at 4 PM at Trahan Funeral Home, 419 Yoakam Ct., Pensacola, FL 32505, ph 850-438-8218. Jim's ashes will be interred at a later date in Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS Pensacola. Cards may be sent to Fran at: 7830 Pine Forest Road, Apt G-4, Pensacola,FL 32526 Sailor, Rest Your Oar....

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Charles Waymon Smith October 28, 1938 - September 5, 2014 Charles Waymon Smith, 75, born in Walthall County, Mississippi and a resident of Baton Rouge since early childhood died at his home in Watson, Louisiana on September 5, 2014. He was a loving husband, Father, and grandfather. Charlie was a graduate of Istrouma High School, served in the United States Navy on Submarines USS Chivo and the USS Pompon. After serving in the Navy, he worked as a manager at Hoppers in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. He went on to work as an Instrument Analyzer Technician and retired from Rubicon Chemicals after 34 years of service to the company. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church and a member of the Fairfields Masonic Lodge. Visiting hours will be observed at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 10:00 am until service time. Funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Interment to follow in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Evelyn Knapp Smith son, Keith Waymon Smith daughter, Dana Smith Walker and husband Darrell 5 grandchildren, Kara Anne Smith, Kristen Leigh Smith, Jordan Waymon Smith, Matthew Charles Walter, and Sarah Elisabeth Walter and two great grandchildren, Paytonn and Lucy Moody a sister, Georgia Smith Lewis and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Louis and Essie Smith, and a brother, Bobby Gerald Smith. Obituary Provided By: Resthaven Gardens of Memory 11817 Jefferson Highway Baton Rouge, LA 70816 www.resthavenbatonrouge.com

GRIMES, Jr., Cuthbert F. Born June 21, 1930, in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, to Cuthbert and Doris Grimes Sr. Passed away December 20, 2014 age 84. Published in Journal-News on Dec. 27, 2014 -

Morey D. Spencer, 90, Independence, Mo., passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Kansas City Hospice House on Wornall Road. Born in Salem, Mo., to Sterling Asbury "Barry" and Bonnie (Nettles) Spencer. He lived most of his life in Independence. Morey was a Navy man who volunteered for submarine duty during World War II. He was stationed on the USS Balao and fought valiantly in the Pacific. When the war ended he became a millwright working at CPC International, where he served as a union representative and mediator. He was a talented craftsman, and spent most of his retirement building beautiful furniture and cabinets. He was also a lifelong sports fan and was excited to work for the Kansas City Chiefs for many years. In his spare time he enjoyed bowling, playing the penny slots, dancing, and talking about his adventures during the war. He was a member and deacon at Fairmount Christian Church for 60 years. Morey was an extremely loving man, who was proud of his family. He was beloved by his wife, Merrilee Shubert, who preceded him in death, daughter, Linda and husband Dr. Randall Strelluf of Independence, son, Kevin and wife Kelly Spencer of Independence, and grandchildren, Dr. Christopher Strelluf of Kansas City, Brittany Strelluf, Brock Spencer, and Alexa Spencer, all of Independence. He was happy when he was blessed with a granddaughter-in-law, Shelley Strelluf, and great grandson, William Spencer Strelluf. He is also survived by sisters, Vivian Luther and Wanda Muse of Lee's Summit, sisters-in law, and many loving nieces and nephews. Published in Kansas City Star on Dec. 13, 2014

Martha Rogers, wife of Frank Rogers

Mrs. Martha Sadler Rogers NORTH AUGUSTA, SC-- Funeral Services for Mrs. Martha Sadler Rogers, 78, of Oakhurst Drive, North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest November 23, 2014, will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Fairview Presbyterian Church. Dr. Robert F. Fuller, Jr. and Dr. G. Daniel McCall officiating. Interment in Pineview Memorial Park. A native of Anderson, SC, Mrs. Rogers was the daughter of the late Frank and Belle Sadler and had made North Augusta her home for the past 49 years. She was a graduate of Girls High, Anderson Jr. College, Winthrop College, and the University of South Carolina where she earned her Masters degree. Mrs. Rogers was a Home Demonstration Agent in Spartanburg County and Administrative Assistant to the University of South Carolina presidents Dr. Robert Sumwalt and Dr. Thomas Jones. She was a secretary at North Augusta Senior High under James O. Martin and retired from Aiken Technical College where she taught English, Shorthand, Keyboarding, and Medical Terminology. Mrs. Rogers was a member of Fairview Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of Martha Circle and formerly taught 3rd Grade Sunday School and Pioneers. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma (International Society for Key Women Educators) and Jr. Garden Club of North Augusta; taught English as a second language at First Baptist Church of North Augusta; and worked as a Pink Lady at University Hospital. Martha Rogers was quick with a smile, which was recognized by all, and she saw the positive in all people and situations. Mrs. Rogers was preceded in death by her sister, Louise S. Hopkins of Pendleton, SC. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, J. Frank Rogers, Jr.; a son and his wife, George F. and Gay Rogers, Fayetteville, GA; a daughter and her husband, Sarah R. and Billy Young, Weston, FL; and two grandchildren, Frank and Alex Rogers. Pallbearers will be Dick Day, Lee Deason, Jim Martin, Bobby Hoover, Brent Cocoros, and Steve Rogers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Tuesday evening from 5 to 7. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 106 SRP Drive, Suite A, Evans, GA 30809 or Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave, North Augusta, SC 29841. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). 

Cmdr. Robert L. Smith, U.S.N. (Ret.)

Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014 10:10 am Cmdr. Robert L. Smith, U.S. Navy (Ret.) passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, from complications of pancreatic cancer. Robert was born in Burlington, in April 1933, the son of the late Howard Victor Smith Sr. and Edith K. Smith. Following a number of moves in the area during World War II, the family returned to Burlington, where Robert graduated from high school with the Class of 1950. He completed one year at Rutgers University before receiving an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. He graduated from Annapolis with the Class of 1955, and was commissioned an officer with the U.S. Navy. After an initial surface tour, he entered the Naval Submarine School in New London, Conn., graduating in June 1957. He was ordered to U.S.S. Pompon (SSR267) where he completed submarine qualification and received the coveted gold dolphins of a submarine officer. Robert completed several submarine assignments over the next 12 years. In 1969, he was promoted to the rank of Commander and assigned to the Commander Naval Forces, Vietnam for a one year in-country tour as Director, Naval Operations Center. Upon return to the U.S. in January 1971, he served 18 months with the Commander Amphibious Group 2 before moving to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., where he earned a Master's of Science degree in Management. He then completed a tour with the Chief of Naval Technical Training before a final assignment as Executive Officer, Naval Administrative Command in Orlando, Fla., where he retired from active duty in February 1980. He then worked for Eagle Technology and Carley Corporation as a developer of computer based instruction until final retirement in 1998. Robert married Maralynn Lippelt of East Chicago, Ind., at the Naval Academy Chapel in May 1961. He is survived by Maralynn after 52 years of marriage; a son, Robert and his family in Gainesville, Fla., a daughter, Alissa and her family in Conway, S.C.; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a brother, H. Victor Smith Jr. of Edgewater Park, N.J. Bob and Maralynn have continued to live in Maitland, Fla., since 1977. Bob will be inurned with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.

 Harry Forest Byrd, 90, died on Thursday, November 28, 2013, at Wesley Acres in Des Moines. The family will receive friends from 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, December 1, at Iles-Westover Chapel. Funeral services and burial will take place in Omak, WA at a later date.
Harry was born on February 17, 1923, in Des Moines, to Harry and Virgil (Winburn) Byrd, graduated from North High School and served in the U.S. Navy as a submariner during WWII. He was employed with Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company for 38 years, retiring in 1983. Harry was a member of the Elks Club and Masonic Lodge
Harry is survived by his wife Virginia, children Gordon (Joan) Byrd of FL and Debra (Brent) Mundinger of WA; step sons Larry (Jane) Ferguson of Altoona, Gregory (Cheryl) Ferguson of Pella, and Tom (Julann) Ferguson of Wheaton, IL; two granddaughters, Jordan and Lauren; seven step-grandchildren and 12 step great-grandchildren. Harry was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Vanessa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to IlesCares.com. - ILES WESTOVER CHAPEL

 James Henry Washington, Sr. CHARLESTON - Mr. James Henry Washington, Sr. entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Mr. Washington is the seventh child of the late William Garfield and Harriet Bennett Washington. He was a Navy WWII Veteran and a Civilian Service Worker. He is the husband of Mrs. Betty J. Washington, father of Lillian W. Dockery, grandfather of Carlton Epps, brother of Artha Mae Lewis, step father of Corliss W. Edge (Byron), James White (Janice) and Larry White, special friend of J. D. Haynes (Barbara), Lamar Haynes, Mary Joseph Freeman (Bernard) and Mira Singleton (Herb). He is preceeded in death by his former wife, Lillian H. Washington, daughter, Vermel Washington Epps and son, James H. Washington, Jr. 

 Leona Marie Lookabill N. CHARLESTON - Leona Marie Lookabill, 67, of North Charleston, SC, wife of John D. Lookabill died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 in the Cathedral Of Praise, 3790 Ashley Phosphate Road at 11:00 am. A private interment will be held at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road. Mrs. Lookabill was born May 16, 1945 in Honolulu, HI, daughter of the late Edward Eybs and the late Dorothy Pfuntner Eybs. She was the former Assistant Director at the Charleston Air Force Base Commissary. Leona was an avid bowler and golfer. She was a member of the Charleston Area Bowling Hall of Fame, President of Ladies Night Out Bowling League, and member of Wescott Ladies Golf League. She will be deeply missed by her family including her husband of 36 years, John D. Lookabill of North Charleston, SC; son, Ray O. Phillips Jr. of Summerville, SC; daughter, Melody L. Phillips of Summerville, SC; step-daughters: Diana L. Ricker and her husband Casey of Groton, CT, Vicki S. Watson and her husband Kenneth of Murphy, NC, Terry A. Donaldson and her husband Dan of Crystal River, FL; step-mother, Marie Eybs of Doylestown, PA; sisters: Leslie Tanaka of Honolulu, HI, Lani Knapp and her husband Rick of Wellsville, NY, Evey Bowser and her husband Chuck of Wellsville, NY; brother, Russell Vincent of Las Vegas, NV; half-brother, Eddie Eybs Jr. of Doylestown, PA; 13 Grandchildren; and 10 Great-grandchildren and her best friend and hip sister: Bettie Boggs of North Charleston. Memorials may be made to Hollings Cancer Center, Office of Development, 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425.

 CDR USN RET., William C. Earl

Virginia Beach - William C. Earl, 86, passed away on December 18, 2012. He was born May 20, 1926 to the late Edward and Hazel Earl in New Castle, PA. His wife of 58 years, Suzanne S. Earl preceded him in death.
Mr. Earl was a 1951 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, played on the football and lacrosse teams, was a two-time All-American in lacrosse, and the 1951 Thompson Trophy recipient. He served in the US Navy, retired after 22 years of service and received numerous medals. Mr. Earl was a member of St. Peters Episcopal Church, the Kempsville Masonic Lodge and the Naval Academy Foundation.
He is survived by his daughters, Martha Lawrence and husband Andrew of Mount Jackson, VA; and Margaret Sawyer of Virginia Beach, VA; brother, Eugene Earl of Springfield, VA; 4 grandchildren, Amanda Posiask (Joe), Thomas Carroll(Christy), Randy Donathan (Cassie), and Mary Knuettel (Christian); and 5 great grandchildren, Joey, Audrey, William, Maggie and Collin.
The family will receive friends at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA on Thursday, December 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service with full Military Honors will be held on Friday, December 28, at 10 a.m. at Rosewood Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the USNA Foundation; Athletic and Scholarship Program, 25 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401.

                    Frank Wall

Ernest Frank Wall, 94, of Pocatello, ID passed away on Wednesday February 13, 2013 of natural causes. He was born to Ernest and Hannah Wall in Evanston, WY on July 14, 1918.

Frank graduated with honors from the University of Utah with a BS degree in Mining Engineering and was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi and Tau Beta Pi honor societies.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy August 12, 1940 and received his commission as an officer in December. He served briefly on the carrier USS Yorktown as an Engineering Officer. After volunteering for submarine service, he made 7 war patrols on the USS Pompon. In 1945 he was promoted to Lt. Commander and was Commanding Officer of the training submarine USS S-40. Frank received a commendation ribbon “Submarine Combat with 3 stars”. He married Mercedes M. Wall on August 11, 1942.

After the war, Frank took his family and moved East where he worked with several companies to improve mining processes and expand operations. In 1970, Frank and two partners launched E.F. Wall & Associates, a general contracting firm operating in the Central Vermont area.

In 1972, he and his wife divorced.

Frank belonged to the Associated General Contractors of Vt., Rotary Club, Central Vt. Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Vt. Assn.

In 1982, Frank married Nancy Menard and in 1984, following his retirement, the family moved to Punta Gorda, FL. Frank and his son Steve founded Wall Construction. Frank remained active in Rotary and in their church.

Frank was a lover of the outdoors, and in 1988 he went to Wyoming on an elk hunt. Walls eventually moved to Wyoming where he pursued his love of the outdoors, with hunting, overnight trail rides, and trips to cow camp in the Gros Ventre Wilderness.

He accompanied the local Fish & Game biologist on numerous annual winter mule deer mortality surveys and summer bighorn sheep surveys. He was awarded the Jackson /Pinedale Region Volunteer of the Year Award in 1998. He was a knowledgeable and articulate supporter of issues affecting Wyoming's wildlife.

After a health scare in 1996, Walls moved to Idaho, where he rediscovered his love for goose hunting, and continued to fish. He volunteered as a tutor and mentor with SEICAA,, enjoyed participating in monthly work parties at the church. Frank was a member of the USSVI

He is survived by his wife, Nancy D. Wall, Pocatello; sister, Mrs. Barbara Geiger, Portland, OR; step-daughter ,Teri McKay, Chubbuck, ID; sons, Steven E., North Port, FL; Jonathan R. (Anne), Ely, NV; Benjamin B. (Yvonne), Montpelier, VT; Graydon K. (Diane), Trophy Club, TX; 13 grandchildren and 21 great grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his stepson, Mark H. Menard, West Branch, IA.

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, corner of 7th and Lewis, Pocatello, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the Memorial Service, with Military Rites by the Pocatello Veterans Honor Guard and a memorial service by the Submarine Veterans. Services are under the direction of the Cornelison Funeral Home, 431 N. 15th Ave., Pocatello, 232-0542. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornelisonfh.com.


                                     

George H. Smith

Home: Media, PA
Date of Death: March 15, 201
Place of Birth: Henderson County, IL
Birthdate: February 11, 1917


Service information: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:00 PM Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, Media, PA

Visitation: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 After 10:00 am at Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, Ltd., Media, PA

Interment: Edgewood Memorial Park, Glen Mills, PA

Biography

George Hugh Smith, a proud and honorable man, passed away on March 15, 2012, surrounded by family and dear friends. He was born February 11, 1917, and was a retired Chief Warrant Officer in the US Navy. Mr. Smith was originally from Henderson County, Illinois. He was a Veteran of both WWII and the Korean War and was a Pearl Harbor Survivor. He made eight war patrols in the Pacific Theater on board a submarine during WWII. During the Korean War, while serving on board the submarine USS Redfish, he received an appointment to Warrant Officer. His duties then consisted of Engineering Officer on board a submarine rescue ship. He spent two years at the Mare Island California Naval Shipyard as a Machinery Repair Officer on board the submarine tender USS Sperry AS-12. His next assignment was a tour of duty at the Naval Air Engineering Center in Philadelphia, PA. His next assignment was a Division Officer on the USS Spiegle Grove LSD-32. A short time later, due to an injury, he was admitted to the Philadelphia Naval Hospital, from which he retired from the Navy in 1962. After leaving active duty in the Navy, Mr. Smith worked for the Naval Air Engineering Center until final retirement. During his military career, he received a number of medals and decorations, including the Navy Good Conduct Medal, the Bronze Star, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Pearl Harbor Survivor Medallion. 
Mr. Smith was a member of numerous fraternal organizations and clubs, Sons of the American Revolution, American Battleship Association, Submarine Veterans of WWII, Military Officers Association of America, Masonic Lodge, VFW, American Legion, Navy League, The National Rifle Association, and the United States Submarine League. 
Mr. Smith was a graduate of the Brookhaven Citizen Police Academy for 13 years with perfect attendance. 
Never forgetting his quote "Farmer Logic" he always made time for gardening, skilled carpentry, family and friends. 
Mr.Smith was predeceased by his wife, Shirley in 1993, and his son William Hugh, in 1952. 

SURVIVORS 
2 loving and devoted daughters: Patty Stillwell of Media, Debbie Gallagher of Naples, FL 
2 loving grandchildren: Becky Stillwell of Morgantown, WV, and Joshua Gallagher, of Aston, PA 
Brother: Herb Smith of Berlington, IA 

 

Patricia Franks 

 


FRANKS, PATRICIA, 75, of Louisville, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011. 

She was a former real estate agent and a member of Valley View Church. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Mable Turner of Middlesboro, KY. 

Survivors include her husband, Otis Franks; a son, Robert D. Franks; daughters, Lisa K. Midgett (Mike) and Tina Maxwell (Malcom); sisters, Sherrie Law (Merrill), Linda Davis, and Olivia Williams (Kenneth); four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Darell Catron. 

JOSEPH J. HLAVATY SR., age 77. Beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (nee Rakovec). Dearest father of Laura Marks (Dale), Suzanne Boyle (Pat), Joseph Jr. (Julie), Anthony (Kim), Michael (Raylene), and Sharon Brickman (Bill). Dear grandfather of 17, great grandfather to be. Dear brother of Richard Hlavaty, Donald Urbanek, and Mary Ann Norman. Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, March 10, 2011,11:30 AM at Holy Family Church.   To offer online condolences please visit www.ZaborFH.com

Vern

Vern "Vernie" Akright, age 89, of Lincoln St., Elkhorn, WI. died Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Williams Bay Care Center, Williams Bay, WI. Vernie was born October 20, 1921 in Readstown, WI to Jacob and Valletta (Faith) Akright. He married the love of his life Betty Jean Green on February 26, 1945 in Viola, WI. He retired after working many years at Hawthorne Melody. He was a friendly man, making friends at every turn. He enjoyed a good practical joke. He loved fishing, hunting, gardening, painting, tinkering with wood (especially the birdhouses) and his CB handle, "Bluegill". Vernie served in the US Navy in WW II in the Pacific Theater on the submarine, PomPom. He is survived by his wife of almost 66 years, Betty Jean of Elkhorn, his children: Richard (Sheri) of San Rafael, CA., Patricia (Jack) Andrews of Tucson, AZ., Michael (Celeste) of Columbia, SC., Barbara Bougher of Marengo, IL., Carole Wilson of Phoenix, AZ., Steven of Elkhorn, WI. and Kevin (Carrie) of Snoqaulmie, WA. Vernie is further survived by his sisters: Stella Blood of Lake Geneva, WI and Avis Offerdahl of Boscobel, WI., 24 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many good friends. Vernie was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Charles, his half brothers: John and Silas Garlic.

Vernie was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services for Vernie will be Friday, January 21, 2011 at 7:00PM at the Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home (730 N. Wisconsin St. Elkhorn, WI) with Rev. STILL NOT SURE officiating. Military Honors for Vernie to follow. Memorial gathering will be on Friday from 4:00PM until the time of services at the funeral home. Those wishing to send an expression of sympathy should consider: Williams Bay Care Center (146 Clover St. Williams Bay, WI 53191) or VITAS Hospice (2675 N. Mayfair Rd. Suite 500, Wauwatosa, WI 53226). For online guest registry please go to: www.hdlfuneralhomes.com.

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Providence, RI - Bruce Oliver Anderson, 81, died on December 17, 2009. He was born in Williamsport, PA. He was a son of the late Bruce A. and the late Margaret (Jenkins) Anderson. He lived in Providence for the past 47 years. 

    Bruce joined the US Navy in 1944 and qualified submarines onboard the USS SEA LEOPARD (SS-483).  He also served aboard the USS STURGEON (SS 187), USS SIRAGO (SS 485), USS SPIKEFISH (SS 404), USS CONGER (SS 477), USS POMPON (SS 267), AND THE USS HALIBUT (SSN 587).  Bruce was a RMC(SS) when he retired in 1967.  He was a boiler inspector for the Rhode Island Department of Labor before retiring in 1993.

    Bruce joined USSVI in 1988, he was a Life and Holland Club  member.  He was also a member of the US Submarine Veteran's WWII, the IBA, treasurer of Celestial Lodge #2 F&AM (PHA), and the Constantine Temple #14.

    Bruce is survived by his wife Maree (Kinsey) Anderson, his daughter Charel E. and son Bruce O. Anderson, 5 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild all of Philadelphia, PA. He is the brother of Helen Hudson of Williamsport, PA, Catherine Totton of Harrisburg, PA and the late Ronald Anderson and Patricia Whaley both of Williamsport, PA and David Anderson of Providence, RI.

 

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