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Frederick Charles Taylor

  • FrederickCharlesTaylorFrederick Charles Taylor, age 59, of Chehalis, died at his home Thursday, June 21, 2001, after a prolonged struggle with depression.

    Born on April 8, 1942 to Harold and Maxine Taylor, he lived the majority of his life in the Lewis County area. After graduating from Centralia High School he spent two years with the United States Navy before being honorably discharged in 1962. He is survived by his devoted wife of 24 years, Dee Taylor; his daughters, Shawna (Marcos) Navarrete of Napavine and Erin Lowery of Chehalis; his step-daughters, Celeste Warren of Tacoma and Glori (John) Elam of Seattle; his step-sons, Todd (Lisa) Cash of Chehalis and Tracy (Elise) Cash of Rock Island, WA; his sisters, Linda Mason of Kelso and Bev Braden of Centralia; 9 grandchildren and 10 nieces and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Sharon Rupp and nephew Stephen Rupp as well as 3 uncles.

    "Gramps" (aka "Poppy") was adored by his grandchildren and will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

    He was a member of the Chehalis Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses where he was lovingly referred to as "Brother Candy Man". He was also a devoted Foster Parent and board member fot the Foster Parents Association where he was voted "Mr. Mom".

    He enjoyed RVing, gardening, fishing and spending time with his family, grandchildren and foster children. Having been a part of our lives, he will be missed and his memory held close by many.

    A Service of Rembrance will be held on Thursday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Sticklin Funeral Chapel. Elder John Elam will officiate.

    Private inurnment will follow at a later date at Greenwood Memorial Park.

    The family suggests memorials to a charity of donor's choice.


Dennis E. McNeil

  • FrederickCharlesTaylor"Dennis McNeil Radarman 2/c passed away several months ago. His service was 1950 to 1952. He was in on the Inchon invasion also the mine incident and made 3 tours all during war time in Korea.

    I was one his biggest admirers and when he left the ship it damn near broke my heart. He taught me everything there was for me to know about CIC and I could not imagine watches in CIC without his guidance. He also taught about 15 new Ensigns the ropes in his service on the ship over 3 years. His post-service life was as a successful insurance man and on the boards of several civic directorships." - LTjg Don Harrington (50-52)


Eddie C. Bateson

  • Eddie&Mable Bateson"I received an email from Eddie on Christmas Day 2002. He told me it was a hello and good-bye message. He said he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and had but a few weeks left and requested I strike his name from the Shipmate Email Roster. I told him I wouldn't remove his name until the appropriate time and listed him as 'temporarily off-line'. Sadly, that time has come.

    Although I only knew Eddie through emails, I always looked forward to his messages and input. He was one of the very first contributors to the Mansfield pages of my website. No more emails with his famous signoff: 'Cheers! ... Eddie.' Cheers to you shipmate. You will be missed." - Karl Kristiansen (65/66)

  • "My husband Eddie C. Bateson died on May 2, 2003 from lung cancer. Eddie was proud of his service on the Mansfield during the Korean War. He wore his Mansfield to his chemo treatments. I know hd did a lot of work for the Mansfield website and enjoyed the newsletter and Tin Can Sailor." - Mable Bateson


Gilbert James Rue, Jr.

  • GilbertRue"I am looking for any shipmates of my father, Gilbert J. Rue. He served in the Navy from 1969 to 1973 or 1974 aboard the Mansfield. I do not know if he served aboard any other ships, but I am certain of that one. He is listed in the USS Mansfield DD-728 1969-70 Cruise Book in the First Division. If anyone remembers 'Jim' or 'Jimmy' Rue from service out of Long Beach, California, please contact me. I would be interested in hearing from you. Thanks so much." - Lisa Dickson.


Charles M. Standley

  • Charles StandleyGALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS [Texas' Oldest Newspaper · Copyright 2003 Galveston County Daily News] Published October 03, 2003 - Charles Standley, 72, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 1, 2003. He was a longtime resident of Pasadena, Texas, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Crystal Beach. Charles served in the U. S. Navy on the USS Mansfield DD-728 during the Korean War.

    He is survived by his loving wife, Yvonne Standley; daughters, Charlotte Jeannot and husband Steve, Carolyn Silcox, Cathy Greene and husband John; son, David Standley and wife Eyvette; six grandsons; one granddaughter; three great granddaughters; one great grandson.

    The family will receive guests from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, October 4, 2003, at Grand View Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2003 at Grand View Funeral Home with interment following at Grand View Memorial Park.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Crystal Beach in memory of Charles Standley, P.O. Box 1084, Crystal Beach, TX 77650.


  • "I met Charles shortly after arriving on the Mansfield and we became very good friends even though we came from far different backgrounds. I'm from Ohio and he from Texas. We spent many an evening at his sister-in-laws in California where I was accepted as one of the family. In fact, it was Charles who invited me to Texas when work was hard to find in Ohio. He also fixed me up with a place to live while waiting for my family to sell our house and get moved down. Since then, our families have been very close, and for the last few months of his life, we lived here in the same senior complex. He was a unique individual. I never heard him say a bad word about anybody. We enjoyed fishing together or just talking about the good old days. Along with B.W. (B. Walt Carter), they were two of the best friends any man could have." - Bruce Starkey


Charles E. Gosnell

  • Charles GosnellCHARLES E. GOSNELL · LT/WEAPONS OFFICER (67-69) - [ Wilmington News Journal - December 11 ] - Captain Charles Edward Gosnell, Sr., USNR, 63 of Wilmington, DE passed away Sunday, December 7, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital, the same day his father, Paul Gustavus Gosnell, was killed aboard the USS Shaw during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

    Born December 28, 1939 at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA, he later moved to Wilmington at age 3 to live with his maternal grandparents, Paul and Irene Daniels.

    In 1957, he graduated from Salesianum High School.

    From 1957-59, he worked as an apprentice with the Local #313 IBEW.

    Mr. Gosnell received a presidential appointment to the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated with the class of 1963.

    Soon after, he married Helen L. Tims, with whom he had 3 sons.

    His active military service spanned 1963-1972 including aboard the USS Mansfield, Japan, in the Viet Nam Theater from 1967-68.

    In 1972 Mr. Gosnell returned to Wilmington, DE.

    He remained active in the Naval Reserve and earned an MBA from the University of Delaware. Charles attained the rank of Captain, USNR and provided over 30 years of military service.

    During the past 30 years, Mr. Gosnell attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Claymont, DE and contributed years of countless hours to various church organizations.

    He was a coach with the Claymont Football League, volunteered at St. Francis Hospital and participated in numerous local charitable fundraisers.

    He was an avid jogger and cyclist, most recently participating in the MS Society's "Bike to the Bay" event, where he had been a volunteer, cyclist and continuous fundraiser for the past 16 years.

    Mr. Gosnell is survived by his beloved wife, Judith Reitemeyer Gosnell of Wilmington, DE; 3 sons and their families, Charles E. Jr., "Skip" and his wife, Danielle, Paul Gregory and his wife, Kim, and Brian Christopher and his wife, Rita; and granddaughters, Madeline and Jordan; half-sister, Sharon Brickhouse; and former wife, Helen L. Gosnell.

    Friends are invited to the viewing from 3-6 pm Sunday, December 14 at the GEBHART FUNERAL HOME, 3401 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont.

    The funeral Mass will be held at 11 am on Monday, December 15 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont.

    Burial will be private.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Delaware Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society in memory of Charles E. Gosnell, Sr., 2 Mill Rd., Suite 106, Wilmington, DE 19806.

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