Michael "Mike" Kostinko

  • Mike KostinkoMike Kostinko 1937-1984

    "Mickey died on May 22, 1984 at age 47. Mickey had quit smoking and was into healthy living but according to the coroner, the coronary heart disease which runs in the family was already too severe.

    He worked at Saint Jude Polymer in Frackville, Pennsylvania at the time of his death. He is survived by 3 sisters, Beverly of Georgia, Virginia and Diane of Ashland, Pennsylvania and a brother, Joseph of Cressona, Pennsylvania.

    He is buried next to our mother and father in Annunciation Cemetery, Frackville. His grave stone was provided by the US Navy." - Virginia (Kostinko) Marshall

  • "Mike joined the Navy summer of 1955, attending Boot Camp at NTC, Bainbridge, Maryland. Mike and Ray Gober were in CT "R" branch basic school, class 12, February 1956 and graduated CT "R" branch advanced CT school, class 12A, April 1956. I was in his sister class, 12D, and graduated in April 1956 as well.

    We arrived in Bremerhaven June 2, 1956 after leaving Brooklyn May 23rd aboard the USNS General R.E.Callan (T-AP 130). Mike and I ran around together a lot and were in the same room on two different moves in Building 13. Mike departed Bremerhaven for Northwest, VA in June 1958." - James "Stubber" Wright

  • " Mike, Frank Meinhardt and I arrived at NavRadSta, Northwest from Bremerhaven. Mike and I would car-pool to Philadelphia where he could catch a bus home while on weekend liberty.

    In those days it was a long trip, as there was no Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel. On a Friday evening, one would need to wait in long lines to board a ferry, which could take several hours. On many weekends we would avoid the ferry and drive up through Washington, DC to get to Philadelphia. This was all during the 1958 - 1959 time frame.

    The ferries were transferred to the Cape May, NJ - Lewes Delaware route when the bridge tunnel opened." - Robert "Dimp" D'Imperio

Fred J. "Freddie" Opp

  • Fred J. Opp 1939-2002

    After a brief illness, former Naval Security Group member Fred J. Opp, NCVA, passed away on 23 October 2002 at his home in Winner, South Dakota. He was 63 years of age. Internment, with the Sturgis Veteran's Honor Guard, was at the Black Hills National Cemetery.

    Fred's duty stations with the Naval Security Group included Alaska, Germany, the Philippines, Turkey, Morocco and Scotland, as well as various stations in the United States

    Following his retirement, Fred and his family lived in Maryland, where he worked in satellite communications.

    They later moved to Colorado where he was employed in manufacturing and casino gambling in Central City, Colorado.

    In January 2000 the family moved to Winner, South Dakota

    He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carol, three daughters, his mother, one brother and four grandchildren.

    His home address was P.O. Box 723, Winner, SD 57580-0723.

Milton "Ace" Bryant

  • Milton Bryant Jr. 1934-2003

    Washington Post - Milton Bryant Jr. - Software Company Employee

    Milton Bryant Jr., 69, a special assistant to the chief executive of Integic Corp., a Chantilly-based software applications company that handles government contracts, died June 18 at his home in McLean. He had cancer.

    Mr. Bryant settled in the Washington area in the mid-1960's and became president of Davies Associates, an executive recruiting business. In the mid-1970s, he founded Alexander and Holt Inc., an executive recruiting business and then helped found Integic in 1990.

    He was a native of Blue Mountain, Miss. and attended Mississippi State University.

    Starting in the mid-1950's, he spent about a decade in the Navy doing intelligence work as a cryptologist. He retired as a chief petty officer.

    His memberships included McLean Bible Church, the Capital Yacht Club and the U.S. Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association.

    He was a board member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Maryland.

    His marriages to Carrie Bryant and Sharon Bryant ended in divorce.

    Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Darlene Kobosky Bryant of McLean; his mother, Lona Bryant of Clinton, Miss.; a sister; and a brother.

  • "Milt was the R Branch Supervisor on Charlie Section, and coached the Charlie Section basketball team in 58 and 59. He also coached the Bremerhaven baseball team (all services) in 1960 and maybe 1961. I stayed in contact with him from the time he showed up on the web site until about 18 months ago, when his email came to a halt. According to the message, he had been battling cancer for quite some time. Milt was a really great guy." - Ed Marciniak

Troy Dee Reed

  • Troy Dee Reed 1935-2003

    Newport Independent - Mr. Troy Reed, 68, of Bradford died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003 at Harris Hospital in Newport.

    Mr. Reed was a member of the Oakland Free Will Baptist Church, a retired Chief Petty officer in the Navy. He was retired from the Highway Department as the area foreman for Jackson County District 5 for many years.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Altie Reed; three brothers; and four sisters.

    Mr. Reed is survived by his wife, Carolyn Robinson Reed of Bradford; three sons, Troy Dewayne and wife Karen, John Paul and wife Carolyn, and Anthony Lynn Reed, all of Bradford; one daughter, Judith Reed Rehm of Sherwood; one sister, Genola Masters of Bradford; and 10 grandchildren.

    Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Oakland Free Will Baptist Church with Floyd Medlock officiating. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

    Pallbearers will be grandchildren Eric Jefferson Reed, Joshua Dewayne Reed, Benjamin Paul Rehm, Andrew David Rehm, Caleb Kneel McDougal, John Paul Reed Jr., Robert Lee Rowland III, Hunter Reese Reed, Amber Reed and Sarah Renae Reed.

    Arrangements by Dillinger Funeral Home.

  • From Anthony Reed: "It is with much sadness that we share the following information with you all:

    On Sunday morning August 31st, Troy Dee Reed passed away. Visitation was held at Dillenger's Funeral Home in Newport, Arkansas, on Tuesday evening, Sept 2nd, with Family visitation from 5-6, followed by Friend visitation from 6-8. The funeral was Wednesday morning at 10:00 at the Oakland Hill Free Will Baptist Church, near Bradford, Arkansas.

    We had a wonderful 21 gun salute and a beautiful rendition of TAPS by the local honor guard.

    On Saturday, August 30, Dad played 18 holes of golf in the morning and attended a Reed Family Reunion from 11:00 - 4:00, then went back and played 18 more holes before sundown. He was really enjoying his retirement and golfed every day, except Sunday, and he would occasionally slip away after lunch for a couple of hours on Sunday. His last day was just a small example of how great he was living." - ALR

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