Adam J. Milwicz

  • Memorial Gathering for Adam J. Milwicz CTRCM, Ret will be held on Wed July 11, 2007 from 1700 To 2100 with a Wake at 1930 Hours at:

    Kaczorowski Funeral Home
    1201 Dundalk Ave.
    Baltimore, Maryland 21222
    Phone (410) 633 0000

    Funeral to be held at Arlington National Cemetery on 27 Sept, 2007 at 1030. You are requested to be there at 1000 if attending.

[February 04, 2008 - Detroit Free Press]

William J. Swartout

  • SWARTOUT WILLIAM J - "JIM" Age 69. February 1, 2008. Husband of Janice. Loving father of Daniel J. Swartout, Catherine E. Swartout and Michael P. Swartout. Dearest grandfather of Daniel J. Swartout Jr., Ryan J. Swartout and Jessica E. Swartout. Preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Mary Ellen Swartout. Dear brother of Patricia (Richard) Ditzek, Jackie (Ron) Giffin, Margaret Swartout, Lucille (Michael) Kaul, Brien (Carol) Swartout, Shirley (Jesse) Potts and the late Thomas Swartout and Vincent Swartout. Also survived by 16 loving nieces and nephews. Jim is a retired United States Navy Chief. Visitation at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd., (near W. Outer Drive), Dearborn Wednesday 4-8 p.m. In state Thursday at St. John the Baptist Church, 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m.

Gerald B. Quigley

  • PLATTSBURGH -- Gerald B. "Jerry" Quigley, 70, of Cornelia Street, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vt.

    He was born in Rahway, N.J., on Jan.1, 1938, the son of Bernard and Ethel (Sullivan) Quigley. Jerry joined the U.S. Navy and was a Korean War Veteran. He served for a total of 22 years, including the Vietnam War Era. A Communication Technician and Radio Operator, his tours included submarine duty and a lengthy time in Hamburg, Germany. Jerry was a member of the Russell B. Childs American Legion, Post 769 in Chazy and the Veterans of Foreign War Post 125 in Plattsburgh. He was an avid ham radio operator who spent many hours communicating with other radio friends all over the world. He was an expert marksman with both pistol and rifle. He also was proficient with the bow and arrow.

    Survivors include one sister, Patti E. Quigley of Clearwater, Fla.; two nieces, Darlean Weingarten and Denise David; five great-nieces and nephews; and many of his service buddies in the American Legion and the V.F.W.

    Arrangements are private and at the convenience of the family.

    Donations in his memory may be made to the American Legion Post 769, P.O. Box 226, Chazy, NY 12921 or V.F.W. Post 125, 116 Boynton Ave., Plattsburgh, NY 12901. The R.W. Walker Funeral Home, Inc., 69 Court Street, is in charge of arrangements.

    Please visit the Guest Book for Gerald B. "Jerry" Quigley.

    Published in the Press Republican from 2/12/2008 - 2/13/2008.

Jack J. Landesberg

  • Landesberg, Jack J. Age 60, of Mequon, died Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at Columbia St. Mary's Hospice. Born August 10, 1947 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Arnold and Peggy (Marcia Riskoff) Landesberg. Beloved husband of Susan (Rosenthal) Landesberg to whom he was married for 29 years. Devoted father of Sharai and Leah, of whom he was enormously proud. Survived by brother, Rick (Ann) and nieces, Rose and Hannah Landesberg of Pittsburgh. He was the brother of George who passed away in 1950. Jack was a 1969 graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (now Philadelphia University) and a veteran of the United States Navy. He was founder and president of Asset Recovery and Valuation, headquartered in Mequon. Jack was a longtime member of Congregation Shalom in Fox Point. Burial will be Philadelphia.

    A memorial service will be held at Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Fox Point, at 11AM, on Wednesday, February 27.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at BLANE GOODMAN FUNERAL SERVICE Online guestbook and information please go here, (262) 241-4444

    Published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on 2/24/2008.

Donald Ray Powell

  • POWELL, CTR1 Donald Ray USN Ret., of Largo. Born Dec. 15, 1938 in Knoxville, TN. Died March 17, 2008 at Mease Countryside Hospital. Survived by wife Priscilla A. Powell; son, Ronald L. Powell; daughter, Diane M. Powell; grandson, C. Devin Morlock; brother, Ronald W. Powell and wife Fleida. Also, sisters-in-law, Wanda Wright and Joan McClain; brother-in-law, Richard H. Sawyer; nieces nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, several great-greats and many, many friends.

    Memorial service 11 am Saturday, 11am, March 22 at the funeral home chapel, 693 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Belcher Road Chapel Clearwater 562-2070

    March 21, 2008 from Mrs. Powell: Here is a website that has been designed for Don.

    It will remain on the web forever. There is a Guestbook sign in place, a phone number for people to call to leave messages, a short photo gallery, and a short movie that can be watched.

Wilber "Frank" Wilson

  • WILBER "FRANK" WILSON, age 71, of Joppatowne, MD, died at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Bel Air, MD on April 21, 2008. Born in Emory, GA, he was the son of the late Wilber Herman and Nancy Elizabeth Knight Wilson. He was co-owner of a home improvement business and served in the US Navy. He enjoyed golfing, going on cruises, his "Beer Friday Group" at Bitners, and the company of others. He and his wife met bowling. He loved his family.

    Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife, Joanne Catherine Thomas Wilson of Joppatowne, MD; two daughters, Karen Lynn Taylor and her husband, Randall, of Joppatowne, MD and Dawn E. Ireton and her husband, Kelly of Bel Air, MD; a son, Allan Wilson and his wife, Paula and three children, all of Bel Air, MD; a sister, Nancy Dettmering and her husband, Richard, of Knoxville, TN; four grandchildren, Kateri Taylor and Coltan Taylor, both of Joppatowne, MD and P.J. and Kaylee Ireton, both of Bel Air, MD; and a mother-in-law, Margaret Thomas of Joppatowne, MD.

    Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093-5142.

    You can see an online video tribute and sign a memorial guestbook by going here:

Ronald Lee Ewing

  • Ronald Lee Ewing was born on 12 April 1947 in Portland, Oregon. he passed away on 9 April 2008 in Kennewick, Washington. He grew up in Richland, Washington with his parents Dick and Kay and his brother Rick and sister Linda.

    He attended Columbia High and graduated 1965.

    He met his wife, Gloria, when they were children in Richland in 1954. They were reunited in 1980 and married on 5 May 1984. Ron and Gloria were best friends. A loving and devoted husband, he was more than any wife could ever ask for.

    Together Ron and Gloria renewed their faith in God and they were baptized together on 31 December, 1999 at the Cathedral of Joy. Ron served the church as an usher for many years and became a fixture at the Sunday services.

    Ron joined the United States Navy on 10 December, 1969. He served four years, much of that time at sea and saw action in Vietnam, earning a Combat Action Ribbon. He continued his military service in the Naval Reserve and Washington Air National Guard, retiring on 10 June, 1991 as a Technical Sergeant.

    A graduate of Western Washington University, Ron worked in the Hanford area as an accountant and software consultant from 1973 until 2002. While working full time he also earned his masters degree in business from Nova University. After leaving the Hanford area he served actively in the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program and the Meals on Wheels program.

    He loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed flying kites on the Oregon beaches, traveling with his wife and 50‘s Rock and Roll. His hobbies included walking at the Columbia Center Mall, reading books, watching movies, bowling, camping, playing with the computer, and talking world wide on his amateur radio.

    Ron will be missed by everyone who knew him. A giving person, his kindness to others was immeasurable. Always happy and willing to help, he was a joy to be around. His volunteer work included supporting the disaster relief efforts following the Mt. St. Helen’s blast, the March of Dimes walk and annual hydroplane races.

    Ron is survived by his wife, Gloria; stepson Dutch and his daughters Rian and Elle; his brother Rick; his sister Linda; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Dick and Kay Ewing.

    Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at Cathedral of Joy.

Lynn Doyal Harvison

  • Chief Warrant Officer 4 Lynn Doyal Harvison, U.S. Navy retired, 77, Elloree, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, in a Columbia hospital.

    Graveside services, with full military honors, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort.

    CWO4 Harvison was born in Beaumont, Texas, a son of the late Irel Harvison and Cleo Raye Harvison. He was retired from the U.S. Navy with 30 years of service, a member of the Navy Cryptological Veterans Association, a beekeeper, enjoyed wood turning and was an avid fisherman.

    Survivors include his wife, Sonya Vey Walseth Harvison; daughters, Cmdr. USN Kirsten Lynn Harvison of Gaithersburg, Md., and Sandra Lee Harvison of Columbia; a son, Jon Eric Harvison of Angier, N.C.; a sister, Ruby Joyce McGuire of Fayetteville, Ark.; a brother, William Harvison of Fayetteville; and a grandson, Eric Lynn Harvison of Raleigh, N.C.

    Memorials may be made to Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, Suite F, No. 227 1659 Branham Lane, San Jose, CA 95118-5226.

    Online condolences may be made via

Ralph Steven Sparger

  • MOUNT AIRY - Mr. Ralph Steven Sparger, 70, of Mount Airy, passed away Friday, April 3, 2009, at Virginia Beach General Hospital. Mr. Sparger was born in Surry County Nov. 12, 1938, to Ralph and Gladys Magdalene Spargo Sparger. He was a native of Mount Airy and proudly part of the Mount Airy High School Class of '56. He served our country proudly in the United States Navy. During his military career, he served across the globe including station in Alaska, Florida, Virginia, as well as Germany, Japan and England and finally retiring from the Naval Security Group Command Headquarters in Washington D.C. During his career, he received 10 distinguished awards including the Combat Action Ribbon and the Navy Commendation Medal. After retiring from the Navy and returning to his hometown of Mount Airy, he and his brother co-owned Anderson Grocery for many years. After retiring from the grocery business, he spent much of his time pursuing his love of computers, gardening and especially his grandchildren.

    Steve will always be remembered as a devoted father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be deeply missed. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle S. and Shelton Clough of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Frank Sparger of Norwood; grandchildren, Morgan Eliese Clough, Shelton Northberg Clough III and Merica S. Simpson; a sister, Bonnie Plitt; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Sharon Sparger and their son, Derek Sparger, of Mount Airy; and the mother of his children, Ingrid Sparger of Virginia Beach. In addition to his parents, Mr. Sparger was preceded in death by a sister, JoAnne Lynch.

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Salem United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dennis "Bud" Cameron. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors by VFW Memorial Honor Guard Mount Airy Post 2019 and Pilot Mountain Post 9436. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be made to

Peter MacDonald

  • CTTCM Peter MacDonald U.S. Navy, Retired CTTCM (SS) Peter Francis MacDonald, 70, of Las Vegas, passed away May 25, 2009. He was born Feb. 10, 1939, in Quincy, Mass., and was a nine-year resident of Nevada. Peter retired from the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam War.

    Peter is survived by his wife, Beverly; son; daughter-in-law; daughter; son-in-law; and three grandchildren.

    The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 1, at Palm Mortuary, 6701 N. Jones Blvd. Graveside service will follow at noon at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Blvd., Boulder City. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Odyssey VistaCare Hospice Foundation, 4011 McLeod Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89121, (702) 693-4904

    Online condolences may be made to:

Robert "Bob" Pace

  • Robert "Bob" Pace, 74, of Point Blank, Texas died Monday, September 7, 2009 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. Bob was born August 16, 1935 in Port Arthur, Texas. He was a resident of Beaumont, Texas for many years and a resident of Point Blank, Texas for the past 8 years.

    He was a retired Electronic Tech for Straughn/Kay Electronics in Beaumont with 54 years of service and served in the US Navy. He was a member of Tolerance Lodge #1165 AF@AM Beaumont, Beaumont Commandery KT #38 Beaumont, El Mina Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S Galveston, and US Naval Cryptology Veterans Association.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie C. Pace, mother, Beulah Bell Turner, step-father, Frank L. Turner, and sister, Elizabeth Ann Saurage. Survivors include his wife, Wilma Davis Pace of Point Blank, Texas; daughters, Dorie Wilson and husband James of Bridgeport, Texas; Jill Carriere and husband David of Port Neches, Texas; Debbie LaRue and husband Larry of Port Neches, Texas; brothers, Lonnie C. Pace II and wife Margie of Longview, Texas; John W. Pace of Beaumont, Texas; grandchildren, Dustin Andros and wife, Melissa of Bridgeport, Texas; Erica Watts Bradley and husband, Tony of Shreveport, Louisiana; Alex Wilson of Bridgeport, Texas; niece, Dr. Sara Pace of Beaumont, Texas.

    Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at the funeral home. Special thanks from the Pace family to Dr. George Zuzukin and staff, Dr. Stephen LaMendola, and Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital ICU Critical Care Unit. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550-9969

    Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on September 9, 2009

Roger H. Richardson

  • Roger H. Richardson Ellsworth, ME, formerly of Shelby County. Word has been received of the death of Roger H. Richardson, 69, who died unexpectedly April 30, 2008, at his home in Ellsworth, ME. He was born May 28, 1939, the son of Aubrey and Vivian Richardson. Mr. Richardson graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1957 and was a Navy veteran. He had retired after 32 1/2 years with the telephone company in Maine. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Carol, one son, three step-children, and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Perry and Dennis.

    ELLSWORTH - Roger H. Richardson, 69, died unexpectedly April 30, 2008, at his home. He was born May 28, 1938, the son of Aubrey and Vivian Richardson of Illinois.

    Roger worked for the Telephone Company for 32˝ years and was a Telephone Pioneer. He served in the U.S. Navy for five years and played basketball in high school and the Navy. He was a sports enthusiast.

    Survivors include his loving wife of 24 years, Carol Seavey Richardson; his three very special stepchildren, Karla Seavey, Robert Seavey Jr., and Becky Corthell; and his two special grandkids, Delaney Corthell and Kinsman Corthell. He also loved his two Yorkie dogs, Niko and Nita. He was predeceased by his parents; and two brothers, Perry and Dennis of Illinois.

    There will be no memorial service at Roger’s request. Burial will be at Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth

    "Roger was a CTR3, and a member of Bravo Section '59-'61, and a member of the '60-'61 Bravo Bluejackets Championship Basketball Team. He went to Winter Harbor from Bhaven, and when he got out of the Navy, he stayed in Maine until his passing." - Ed Marciniak

James Floyd Whipple

  • WHIPPLE JAMES FLOYD WHIPPLE, CWO4, USN (Retired) - CWO4 James Floyd Whipple (Ret.), 73, a retired career Navy officer, died October 8, 2010 at his home in Chattanooga, TN of a heart attack. Jim was a native of Ottumwa, Iowa the son of a career Army officer. In the mid-1950''s the only two dependent high schools in France were in Paris and southern France but there were no boarding facilities for students at those schools. Therefore, during his father's assignment in Robert Espagne, France, Jim attended and graduated from Kaierslautern Dependent High School in Kaiserslautern, Germany which was the designated high school for military dependent students living in the northeast part of France. He graduated in 1955 and received the first Commanding Officers award for the Outstanding Student of the Year. Later, when Jim was assigned to Bremerhaven, Germany as part of his Navy career, he enjoyed a visit back to the school and to view the plaque commemorating that award.

    Shortly after high school graduation, he was sworn into the US Navy in Bremerhaven. After competing basic and advanced training in the United States, his first overseas assignment was in Bremerhaven. As a cryptologist in the Navy Security group Jim had many assignments throughout the world including the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade 1966-1968 when he and his family lived in Glen Burnie and Bethesda Naval Hospital 1989-1991 when he lived with his sister in Rockville.

    Jim began Navy service as an enlisted person and was commissioned as a warrant office while at NSA.

    Jim had many exciting adventures during his Navy career including three near misses with tragedy. In the mid-50s while stationed in California for training, he was granted leave and had airline reservations to Iowa to visit family. At the last minute his friends convinced him to travel with them to Iowa by bus to save money. Jim was more interested in having fun than saving money but he decided to go by bus to have fun with his friends on that long cross country trip. The plane on which he would have been a passenger crashed into the Grand Canyon killing all aboard. In 1968 shortly after having been commissioned, Jim was assigned to the USS Valdez. The Valdez was a sister ship to the USS Pueblo and the USS Liberty all of whom were intelligence gathering ships sailing the waters around Africa. Jim made frequent trips by land and air carrying classified information to and from the various American embassies throughout Africa. Jim often said he had many great stories from those assignments that he wished he was allowed to share. During his time on the Valdez, the commander of the Pueblo asked that Jim be assigned to his ship but the commander of the Valdez pressed to have Jim remain in his assignment on the Valdez. Fortunately, the skipper of the Valdez was successful in retaining Jim. Shortly after that, the Pueblo was captured by North Korea and the crew taken and held prisoner by North Korea. Also during the time Jim was on the Valdez, the commander of the USS Liberty asked for Jim to be assigned to his ship but again the commander of the Valdez successfully made the case that Jim was needed on the Valdez. Shortly after that, the Liberty was attacked. The person who was placed in that assignment on the Liberty was killed at his duty station by the direct hit of a torpedo. There have been several official investigations but the attack on the Liberty remains a controversial subject in US Navy history.

    Jim retired from the Navy in the mid-80''s. Five years after his retirement he was recalled by the Navy and was stationed at Subic Bay in the Philippines. One of the things Jim enjoyed during his tour in the Philippines was visiting the places his dad told him about during his Dad's two assignments in the Philippines. The first assignment was as an officer in the Army Air Corps, when he took part in the liberation of the Philippines in WW II and his second assignment was to help train the Philippine army shortly after they became an independent nation. Jim was medivacced from the Philippines to Bethesda Naval Hospital in 1989 in kidney failure. Jim was first an in-patient and then an outpatient at Bethesda until his second retirement in 1991.

    Jim's marriage to Carol Even Whipple ended in divorce. He is survived by his former wife of Napa, California and their four children, Vicki Whipple of Carson City, Nevada, Margaret Booth, Katherine Leingang (Ivan) and John Whipple (Eva) of Napa, California, 15 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Ida Lou Polcari of Silver Spring, his niece Louise Polcari of Gaithersburg, three nephews Brian Polcari of Annapolis and Chattanooga, TN. Robert Polcari of Camp Hill, PA and Michael Polcari of Chattanooga. Other survivors are two great- nieces and four great-nephews, Jeannine and Christina Polcari of Camp Hill, PA., Maria, Jonathon and Katherine Polcari of Chattanooga, TN and Michael Polcari of Washington, DC.

    Services were held in Chattanooga on Thursday, Ocrober 14, 2010.

Robert S. Weimer

  • CPO, Robert S. Weimer, USN(Ret.), 74, of East Flat Rock, NC, former Port Allegany resident, left this life Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at the Elizabeth House.

    A prior resident of Reno , NV , he had been a resident of Henderson County , NC , for the past 5 ˝ years. He retired as a Chief Petty Officer from the Unites States Navy in 1975 after 20 years, having been involved with the National Security Department encrypting radio messages. Following his service to his country, he was employed with MGM Grand Security for 16 years and Lifestyle Homes up until his retirement in 1999.

    Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Erlene Weimer; one son, Michael S. Weimer and his wife, Lavon, of Wamego, KS; one daughter, Kim D. Woods and her husband, Wayne, of New Berlin, WI; one brother, Harry Weimer and his wife, Cindy, of Hendersonville, NC; two grandchildren, Robert S. Weimer of Seattle, WA and Michelle M. Weimer of Manhattan, KS.

    A funeral service was held at 2:00PM on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at the Western Carolina State Veteran Cemetery . Burial will follow in the Veteran Cemetery . Thomas Sheperd Funeral Home handled arrangements.

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