William Bolen

  • William Luther Bolen

    Delmar-William Luther Bolen, 71, of Delmar, passed away Friday, September 20, 2013 at his home in Delmar.

    He was born September 12, 1942 in Eden, Maryland, a son of the late Harry and Erma Bolen.

    Mr. Bolen was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1961 to 1966. He worked as a maintenance foreman for the Vienna Power Plant for many years. His hobbies included target shooting, woodworking, and antique cars. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

    He is survived by his wife, Margaret C. Bolen; a son, John Daniel Bolen and his wife Tammy of Laurel; a daughter, Mary Margaret Morris and her husband Brooks of Delmar; four grandchildren, Trevor Adams, Brittany Bolen, Bethany Bolen, and Madalyn Morris; a brother, James Bolen of Princess Anne; and several nieces and nephews.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence Hitchens and Mary Goslee.

    A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the Short Funeral Home, 13 E. Grove Street in Delmar. Pastor Ray Justice will officiate.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

    Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com. Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home.

    Published in The Daily Times on September 21, 2013

Terry Thomas McGillicuddy

  • Captain Terry T. McGillicuddy, USN (Ret.), died of respiratory arrest in Woodland, CA, on 27 December 2009. He was 92 years old.

    A native of Aberdeen, WA, Terry graduated with the Naval Academy Class of 1940.

    Terry's first duty was in PENNSYLVANIA (BB-38), where he was first J.O. in turret two and plotting room officer on 7 December 1941. The flagship of the Pacific Fleet received the SecNav Unit citation and he received a Naval Letter of Commendation. Terry received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Heroism for single-handedly extinguishing an ammunition fire in turret one while in the Majuro Atoll.

    He was assistant chief engineer on IOWA (BB-61) and engineering assistant on the staff of ComBatCruPac. He took command of MANSFIELD (DD-728) at sea in 1951 and received a second Letter of Commendation for his Korean efforts, which included supporting a successful Canadian commando raid in Wonsan.

    At Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Terry was the new construction superintendent, supervising the building of GRAYBACK (SS-574), designed to carry Regulus I/II missiles. Terry then led the Technical Branch at Bureau of Ships for Piping and Machinery Arrangements, which pioneered new developments in submarine silencing in the new THRESHER class. He was staff material officer for ComDesLant in Newport before going to the Boston Naval Shipyard in 1963 as planning officer. Terry commanded the Naval Applied Science Laboratory in Brooklyn, NY, from 1966 to 1968.

    Terry received his M.B.A. from St. John's University in May 1968 and retired on 30 June 1971.

    In retirement, Terry later worked at the Ingalls Shipyard for Litton Industries in Mississippi; as Manager, Project Engineering for SPRUANCE (DD-963) class, and director for engineering for the LHA Project Office. After leaving Litton, Terry received his realtor and real estate broker licenses in Florida.

    Terry holds one half of a patent for an automatic life vest inflating mechanism, invented at the Applied Science Laboratory. He was a registered professional engineer, a member of the USNA Alumni Association, American Society of Naval Engineers, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Research Society of America and Soroptimist International of the Americas.

    He is survived by his three children, Lynne, Sarah "Sally" and Terry William; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Mary Jane McManus of Woodland, CA.

    Terry will be inurned in Arlington National Cemetery.

George H. Buckle

  • George H. Buckle, age 80, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Yuma Regional Medical Center. He was born December 11, 1930 in Ogden, Utah.

    George had entered the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and served in the Korean Conflict from 1949-1952.

    He was retired from Union Pacific Railroad after 37 years of employment. He served as Captain/EMT of the North Salt Lake Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years. George was a life long member of the Disabled American Veterans and a long term member of the American Legion.

    He was a proud member of the U.S.S. Mansfield Destroyer Alumnus Association. He enjoyed traveling to all 50 states along with his wife, Jewel and permanently residing for the last 10 years in Yuma.

    George is survived by his daughters, Jody (Al) Ebert of St. Peters, MO., Brenda Glenn of Pleasanton, CA., and Kae Lynne (Robert) Nielson of Sandy, UT; sons, Rodd Buckle of Las Vegas, NV., and Jay Findlay of Bow, WA; sister, Lillian Renfroe of Payson, UT; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, George C. Buckle and Edna A. Cooke; brother, Joseph Buckle.

    Visitation will be held at Johnson Mortuary on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. George will be laid to rest in the Mount Olivet Cemetery of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Robert W. Kesteloot

  • [Published in The Washington Post on September 27, 2011]

    Captain ROBERT W. KESTELOOT U.S. NAVY (Ret.) (Age 77) - Captain Robert W. Kesteloot, of Potomac Falls, VA, on Friday, September 23, 2011, at Capital Caring Hospice in Arlington, VA., following a valiant fight with cancer.

    Beloved husband of 30 years to Julie Kesteloot, and loving father to Walter, Amy, Bobby and Matthew and grandfather to Ashley, Haley, Morgan, Jim, John and D'amy.

    Born March 4, 1934, in Pt. Huron, Michigan, to parents Walter and Josephine Kesteloot. Captain Kesteloot graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce. He attended OCS and was commissioned an Ensign in December 1956. He graduated with Distinction from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) in 1977. He served as Commanding Officer of the USS CATAWBA, Executive Officer of the USS MANSFIELD, Commanding Officer of the USS LOCKWOOD, and Commanding Officer of the U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay, Philippines.

    Captain Kesteloot's Decorations/Medals include Legion of Merit; Bronze Star with Combat "V"; Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V" and Gold Stars in lieu of second and third awards; Vietnam Service Medal w/10 Campaign Stars; Joint Service Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of Second Award; Navy Unit Citation w/Gold Star in lieu of second award.

    Following retirement in 1986, Captain Kesteloot and family resided in Reston, VA, where he successfully owned and operated his own consulting business. Retiring again in 2005, he and Julie moved to Potomac Falls, VA.

    A funeral and Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 1, at 11 a.m. at Vale United Method Church, 11528 Vale Road, Oakton, VA.

    Funeral services with full military honors at Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel and interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date.

    To view the online guestbook please go here.

Ronald Cron

  • March 18, 1947 - April 26, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Ronald Gene Cron, age 65, of OKC, passed away April 26, 2012.

    Ronald worked in communications for the Fire Department. He was a HAM Radio operator - radio operator from the age of 8. He was preceded in death by one brother, Jim Cron; and his parents, Samuel & Fay Cron. Ronald is survived by his wife of 38 years, Linda Cron; one daughter, Tonya Cron; one son, John Cron & wife Shannon; three grandchildren; one brother, Dan Cron; one sister, Betty Rust.

    Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home Chapel in Moore, OK. Interment be held at Hobart Cemetery, Hobart, OK. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel.

    To read or sign his guestbook go here.

    Published in The Oklahoman on April 29, 2012

John W. Holman

  • Holman, John was born on March, 12, 1931 in Longview, Texas and passed away on March 26, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

    He is survived by his wife, Clara B. Holman; Andre O. Holman; Johnny Wesley Holman; and Sharon Annette Crockett.

    Vistitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on March 29, 2013 in Restland Memorial Chapel. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Mt. Pisgah 116611 Webb Chape Dallas, Texas 75229. Interment to follow in Restland Memorial Park.

    To view the online guestbook please go here.

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