Frank S. Glendinning
Frank Shiland Glendinning said his final good-byes on December 26, 2013. We lost a father, friend, mentor, artist, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Frank was born in Philipsburg, MT on June 8, 1926. He attended high school in Denver, college at Dartmouth, and the United States Naval Academy, graduating with the Class of 1949 receiving a BS degree and being commissioned Ensign in the regular Navy. After graduation, he married Sheila Rose Bannigan and they began a 60-year journey together. Frank was ordered to flight training in Pensacola, FL. Upon earning his wings, he was assigned to VF-172 in Jacksonville flying the F2H Banshee. From June 1951 to March 1952 the squadron was deployed aboard the USS ESSEX to Korea, where Frank flew 70 combat missions. in 1955, he entered civilian life working for Reaction Motors on the design of the original Atlas Missiles. In 1958, the family moved to San Diego where he accepted the position of Manager of Nuclear Power Sales for General Atomic. Frank and Sheila loved living in La Jolla and later England where he was the Director of United Kingdom Operations for General Atomic. Frank retired in 1986 to pursue his passion for painting. His watercolors were most recently displayed at the COAL Gallery in Carlsbad. He won numerous honors and awards in shows such as Watercolors West and Arts for the Parks. He typically painted landscapes from his many travels with Sheila both here and abroad but was also commissioned to paint for private customers. He was a proud supporter of the local art community and continued his critique classes until his passing. Frank always felt that art was important but its appreciation by others made it special. We will remember him for his quiet unassuming ways, his sense of humor, his love of travel, fly fishing, and off road adventures. His great-grandchildren will remember him for his silly Donald Duck voice. Frank took great pleasure in the joy and accomplishments of others. Frank valued the friendships of those as far away as Spain, England, Hawaii, and the Northeast. He was greatly loved by his daughter Kit Shoemaker (Steve), grandchildren Stacy Sarkela (Tod), Stephanie Silber (Aaron), Scott Shoemaker (Ashley), and great-grandchildren Gunnar, Asher, Gabriella, Grant, and Noah. Frank and Sheila will be interred at Rosecrans National Cemetery in a private ceremony.
Published in U-T San Diego on Jan. 12, 2014
Wade Edward Clarke
CDR Wade E. Clarke, U. S. Navy (Ret) of Potomac, MD passed away Friday June 7, 2013 of natural caused. Born in South Dakota April 23, 1927 to Edward and Matilda Clarke, he grew up in the plains, attending Shattuck School, where he lettered in track. After a year at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, he enlisted in the Navy. He received a congressional appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy (USNA), entering in 1945 with the Class of 1949. He graduated June 3, 1949 receiving a BS degree and was commissioned an ensign in the Regular Navy. Wade’s sea duty included: USS VALLEY FORGE (’49 – ’50); USS TACONIC (’51); USS FOSS (’52 – ’54); Staff, SECONDFLT (’54); USS NORTHHAMPTON (’58 – ’60); and Executive Officer, USS BEALE (’62 – ’64). Shore assignments included: U. S. Naval Postgraduate School receiving a MS degree; USNA (’64 – ’66); and Naval Electronics Systems Command (’66 – ’69). He retired December 31, 1969. His service included duty during the Korean War and Vietnam. Wade received the Navy Unit Commendation and the Presidential Unit Citation for his service. Wade and his wife, Simone who he married December 28, 1951, entered their post-Navy life with the objectives: good health, good mind, good golf, world travel, and being financially able to attain them all. Attacking the last objective first, Wade joined EG&G, Inc, as a program manager mainly supporting Navy digital computer-based systems. Later positions with equal responsibilities followed Computer Services Corporation and Systems Consultants. Wade succeeded in all of his objectives, being able to travel the world with his family both in his navy career and after retirement. Golf was a staple in his daily routine when he fully retired from government contracting, a passion that he passed on to his grandchildren. Wade was survived by his wife Simone Clarke, daughters Diane Girard and Lynn Clarke, and grandson Matthew, Nicholas, and Christopher Girard, and Jeremy Aronson. Funeral services for Wade will be held in the Main Chapel at Naval Academy Monday September 16, 2013 at 1300. His cremains will be scattered at a later date. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his name may be made to the U.S. Naval Institute, 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, MD 21402; www.usni.org; (410) 295-1054. Nick Girard (Grandson)Posted: September 3, 2013
Joseph E. Hodder, Jr.
Joseph Esmond Hodder Jr., loving husband of Elinor Allen Hodder, is in the peaceful presence of the Lord after his passing away at home on September 18, 2013. Joe was born on August 31, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York to Joseph Esmond Hodder, Sr. and Barbara Alice (Edel). He moved to Auburn, New York at the age of 8 where he remained for many years. Joe served as an enlisted man prior to receiving a congressional appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy, entering in June 1945, graduating as a member of the Class of 1949 with a BS degree, and being commissioned an ensign in the U. S. Navy. Joe served in both World War II and the Korean War. He resigned his regular commission as a Lieutenant August 1, 1954, serving another 6 years in the Naval Reserve. Joe was an electrical engineer in management at the New York State Electrical Gas Company in Binghamton, New York for the majority of his professional career after the military until his retirement in 1987. He enjoyed retirement first in Bristol, Rhode Island, followed by Tucson, Arizona and finally in Waverly, Ohio. He was a resident of Bristol Village in Waverly. Joe enjoyed gardening in his leisure time as well as golf, reading, home repairs, exercising and swimming. He loved following studies of the Civil War. He was an avid football fan, especially the Naval Academy and the Patriots. Joe was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Joe is survived by two daughters Barbara Krause (Gary) of Endwell, New York and Elizabeth Moscuzza of Port St. Lucie, FL; two sons Philip Hodder(Judy) of Port St. Lucie, FL and John Hodder of Stuart, FL. He also has two loving stepchildren, Joseph Blair (Mary Ann) of Ardmore, PA and Sherrie Thomas (Tom) of Malta, OH. His grandchildren he leaves are Philip Trofibio, Nicholas Moscuzza, Kevin Hodder, Kristina Caldwell (Dan), Thomas Blair (Keramet Reiter), James Blair, Abigail Blair, Matthew Thomas (Jilian), Maureen Thomas and Natalie Thomas. His great-grandchildren he leaves are Kade and Kensley Hodder, Lily and Wilhomena Caldwell, Philip Trofibio and Leiah Thomas. Joseph also leaves behind his sister Marion Barbara Ellis of Chester, NY and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his brother Richard Hodder and his son Joseph Hodder. A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2014. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the or to the Bristol Village Foundation of Waverly, Ohio.
The Providence Journal, September 22, 2013Posted: September 28, 2013
Gerald Francis Smith
CAPT Gerald Francis Smith, U.S. Navy (Retired) of Denton, TX and Alexandria, VA passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in Dallas. Jerry was born January 7, 1927 in Honey Grove, TX to Francis Warren Smith and Eula Beatrice Bates Smith. When Jerry was very young, his family moved to Corsicana, TX where he graduated from high school. He spent a short time at Texas A&M before enlisting in the U.S. Army for training in an officer candidate program. As part of that training, Jerry was initially ordered to Louisiana State University and then reassigned to the University of West Virginia. Jerry received a congressional appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and entered the Academy in June 1945 with the Class of 1949. He graduated with a BS degree and was commissioned as an ensign in the regular Navy. Upon graduation from the Naval Academy, Jerry reported for duty aboard USS LEARY (DDR-879). Other sea duty included USS PICKING (DD-685) and USS VALLEY FORGE (CVS-45). In June 1954, Jerry entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for postgraduate education. Upon graduating in May 1957 with a Master’s degree in Naval Engineering he was designated as an Engineering Duty Officer and assigned to the New York Naval Shipyard. In June 1959, he was transferred to the Staff of Commander Service Squadron Three as officer-in-charge of the Mobile Support Unit in Subic Bay, Philippines, and served there until November 1961. From there, he reported to Washington, D.C. to the Bureau of Ships where he was a Project Officer in the Design Division and served there until June 1965. From that time until June 1968, he was assigned as Assistant Naval Attaché in Bath, England and in July 1968, he reported to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Shipbuilding Superintendent. In 1971, he was transferred to the Naval Ship Systems Command in Washington, D.C. He retired from there in June 1974. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and, among others, the Korean Service Medal with three service stars. Jerry married Mary Jarrell Smith in Silver Spring, MD on January 6, 1951. They greatly enjoyed their “Navy years.” After retirement, they moved to Denton, TX to help family in the area, including working on a family ranch in nearby Justin, TX. During this time, Jerry enrolled at University of North Texas where he earned a Master of Business Administration in Tax Accounting. After a few years, they began splitting their time between Texas and their home in Alexandria, VA. They travelled widely in the U.S. and Europe enjoying the Colorado Mountains, and especially their many return visits to Bath, England. In later years, Jerry enjoyed volunteering at the Denton Community Food Center. Jerry is survived by his wife Mary; daughters, Anne Smith and husband Malcolm Bertoni of Washington, D.C. and Karen Smith and husband Donald Sweetkind of Golden, CO; son, Gerald F. Smith, Jr. and wife Robin McCauley of Lebanon, NJ; grandchildren, Adam Christopher Smith of Columbus, OH, Julia Smith Moore of Harrisonburg, VA, Elizabeth Grace Smith of Lebanon, NJ, Lindsey Meredith Smith of Lebanon, NJ, Nicola Smith Bertoni of Washington, D.C. and Reid Smith Sweetkind of Golden, CO; and great grandchildren, Charles and Joseph Smith and Abigail Moore. He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Mary Lou Sadler and Dorothy Rogers. A memorial service was held Saturday, October 5, 2013 in the chapel at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. Another service will be held at Woodside Methodist Church in Silver Spring, MD on December 7, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Denton Community Food Center or a charity of your choice. The FamilyPosted: October 12, 2013
Wayne L. Hall
LCOL Wayne Leland Hall, USMC (Ret.), of the Woodlands, Lebanon, NH, died October 4, 2012 at the age of 85, a proud Marine to the end. Wayne was born on January 26, 1927 in Pierre, SD the son of Willis Archie Hall and Ruth Moriarty Hall. Wayne was the third of six children and the second of five boys. In 1939, at 12 years of age, Wayne was the first string catcher on the Miller, SD American Legion team with other players being 17 and 18 years of age. Wayne graduated from Miller High School in 1945. He had earned 4 varsity letters in football, 4 in basketball, and 3 in track; surpassing the athletic achievements of all previous graduates. He received an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy, graduated with the Class of 1949, receiving a BS degree, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps. Wayne later received his Masters in Public Administration from George Washington University. As a 23 year old Second Lieutenant, Wayne answered the call for volunteer platoon leaders in Korea. "I decided that's what I was there for, so I volunteered." One of the first Marines over the seawall at Inchon, Wayne served under COL Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, and led 3rd platoon, Item Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment, 1st Marine Division at the Chosin Reservoir. Wounded by shrapnel in November 1950, he was patched up on the battlefield and never left the combat zone. Wayne remained on the battlefield until March 15, 1951 when wounded again by .50 caliber machine gun fire that knocked him out of the war. Among his citations from the "Forgotten War" are the Korea Service medal with four battle stars, two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star with the Combat "V" for valor. Wayne married Janice Ann Florell Lovre, his wife of 60 years, on February 8, 1952. Over the next decades the Marine Corps moved Wayne and Jan to Louisiana, Quantico VA, Camp Lejeune NC, Weston MA, Little Creek VA, and Fairfax VA where Wayne concluded 20 years of service while stationed at Headquarters USMC. In addition to his Korean War service, during his military career Wayne served as Commanding Officer, Marine Detachment, USS Midway; taught Military History at Harvard University to History majors and NROTC students; served in the Dominican Republic as Intelligence Officer for Admiral McCain during the revolution in mid-1960s and as Mid-Range War Plans Officer at Headquarters USMC, a position he held from 1967 until his retirement in 1969 as a LCOL. Upon Wayne's retirement from the Marines in 1969, Wayne moved his family from the suburbs of Washington DC to Hanover, NH. Wayne served as Assistant Comptroller for Dartmouth College from 1969 until 1984 then as Business Manager and Chief Financial Officer at Kimball Union Academy. Wayne and his wife, Jan, spent 40 summers entertaining family and friends at their cottage on Peacham Pond and enjoyed their retirement years traveling the world. Active in the community Wayne served as Lions Club president, Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl board member, and as a Raggedy Andy hospital volunteer. Wayne is survived by his wife, Janice of Lebanon, NH, son Kent and his wife Soph of Lyndonville, VT and their children SSGT Jed Sanborn, Fort Benning, GA, Derek Sanborn, Virginia Beach, VA, Jered, Wayne II, and Morgan of Lyndonville; son Steve and his wife Brenda of Mt. Vernon, WA; daughter Laurinda and her husband David Stokes of Louisville, KY and sons Taylor and Hunter, also of Louisville; and son Randy and wife Kim and their children Ashley, Kristofer, Nikolas and Megi, all of Southlake, TX. A memorial service was held Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hanover, NH. Graveside services with military honors were held at the Pine Knoll Cemetery in Hanover. The FamilyPosted: October 16, 2013
Maureen Bennett, beloved wife of CAPT William W. Bennett for over 63 years passed away peacefully Saturday November 16, 2013 in Annapolis, MD after a long battle with dementia. Services were held at the Naval Academy Chapel 2:00 pm Friday December 6, 2013 with inurnment at the USNA Columbarium immediately following services. A reception followed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Nicholas A. Giaritta
Dr. Nicholas A. Giarritta, M.D., 88, passed away on Thanksgiving Day at his home surrounded by his family. Nick was born on Nov. 16, 1925, in Brooklyn, NY, to parents Anthony and Vincincia Giarritta. The family moved to New Jersey where Nick finished high school and joined the Navy. He gained entry to the U. S. Naval Academy in June 1945 after passing the entrance examinations at the Naval Academy Preparatory School at Bainbridge, MD. He left the USNA to attend the University of Pennsylvania and pursue his ambition in medicine. He earned his medical degree in Zurich, Switzerland, interned at St. Claire's hospital in New York City and performed his pathology residency in New Haven, CT. In 1962 he became Chief Pathologist at Sacred Heartin Cumberland, MD.
In addition to his contribution to the Western Maryland Health System, Nick also taught Pathology at West Virginia University and assisted in starting the program for laboratory technologists at Allegany College of Maryland. When the new Sacred Heart Hospital was built, he designed a state of the art pathology laboratory, making it one of the best in the State of Maryland. He donated original artwork by local artists for all of the patient rooms, as well as decorating the lobby for Christmas time. In addition, he commissioned a local artist to create two bronze sculptures in which were donated to the hospital. His love of history, art and architecture resulted in many projects that improved the cultural complexion of the Cumberland area.
During the 1960's, Nick began purchasing and remodeling properties over the next 20 years that enhanced the downtown area and landscape of Cumberland. Several properties were associated with the food service field, such the Bistro and Gourmet Shop. This establishment was toured and noted as one of the finest gourmet restaurants in the State of Maryland for over twenty years. Nick coached many young people in the arts of fine dining. He taught them how to become gourmet chefs, wine stewards and career waiters. He brought three nephews from New Jersey to Cumberland in order to attend college. Two became restaurant owners.
In 1981, Nick married Shirley Walker Loomis. His family expanded to include Shirley's daughter, Sherri Loomis, who moved to Cumberland and is pursuing a master's degree in Art Therapy and Gina Loomis Hill, who presently works as an Aerospace Engineer in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with her husband Jeff and their two children, Lindsay and Johnny.
Nick was involved in many community activities and he was the recipient of several community awards. He was often described as Cumberland’s Renaissance Man. His name is prominently displayed on the park and playhouse as well as many certificates and awards displayed in offices of activities he helped.
Nick is also survived by his niece Janine and her husband Darren; nephews Gerald and his son Peyton and Glen and his wife Terry and their daughter Michelle; his great-niece and nephew Nina and L.T. Upon Nick's request, he will be cremated, and there will be a memorial Mass celebrated in St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Dec. 14, 2013, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Nick's life, may make contributions to his love of the Cumberland Theatre at 101 North Johnson Street.
Harry J. Donahue
Harry Joseph Donahue, member of the Greatest Generation, died at home in Naples, FL on November 19, 2013. He was 88 years old. Harry was born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 6, 1925. During the Depression, when Harry was only 4 years old, his father was killed in a car accident, and his mother died shortly thereafter. He and his seven brothers and one sister were sent to St. Paul's Orphan Asylum until his paternal grandmother later adopted and raised them. After high school, Harry was awarded a scholarship to Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie-Mellon University. In June of 1943, Harry left college to enlist in the U.S. Army where he served as a parachute rifleman during World War II. In July 1945, Harry entered the U. S. Naval Academy on a Congressional appointment. He graduated June 3, 1949 with a BS degree and was commissioned as an ensign in the Navy. Harry reported for duty on the cruiser SALEM (CA-139). He served on SALEM for two tours, when she was the SIXTHFLT flagship. In 1951, Harry was ordered to the Naval Intelligence School in Washington, DC. Upon completion of training he was assigned to the Armed Forces Security Agency, which later became the National Security Agency (NSA), serving there until 1955. On June 6, 1953, Harry married LTJG Lois Von Hoene of the Navy Nurse Corps in Pittsburgh, PA. He resigned from the Navy in August 1956. Harry began his civilian career at NSA. His assignments included work as Chief of the NSA Operations Group, Europe and as Special Assistant to the Director. While at NSA, Harry attended Harvard Business School, receiving a MA in Public Administration from George Washington University in 1963, and a PHD from American University in 1968. Harry left NSA on early retirement in 1970 and became President of the Callimont Corporation, a Pennsylvania resort development corporation until 1973. In 1973, Harry moved his family to Alaska where he worked as the Manager of the Greater Anchorage Borough. In 1976, he was appointed by the Governor to be Chairman of the newly created Alaska Pipeline Commission. In 1983, Harry returned to Pittsburgh, where he joined Federated Investors, Inc. as Vice President, Planning. Harry retired in 1992 and maintained his residence in Anchorage, Alaska. Harry is survived by Lois, his beloved wife of 60 years, and their three sons, Sean of Lake Oswego, OR, Michael of West Townshend, VT, and Christopher of Bainbridge Island, WA; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street Pittsburgh, PA on Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 10:30 a.m. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Posted: December 7, 2013
Betty Lou Hickey
Betty Lou Boak Hickey, born in Annapolis, MD March 12, 1930, passed away in San Diego, CA on November 21, 2013. Betty Lou enjoyed growing up in the small town atmosphere of the Maryland state capitol and all the historic values the small city offered. She could walk from her Annapolis home to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay or go to Baltimore by train with ease. The yard of the U. S. Naval Academy was her playground. She met and married her husband, Charles Hickey, an Instructor at the Naval Academy, in February 1954 and they were married later that year on October 16th. Together they had five Children: Chuck Jr., Michael, David, Gregory, and Anne Marie. Betty Lou also had 6 grandchildren whom she adored. Her life as a Navy wife started with the first of seven moves, all within the continental United States and ended with a final stop in San Diego in 1974. She always took exception to the comment she never worked outside the home. As a Navy wife, Betty Lou was always deeply involved in the welfare and activities of the wives and families of the military organizations her husband was assigned with. After leaving Navy life, Betty Lou still exercised her organizational skills with her children and husband every day. Car pools, school lunches, teachers conferences, school sports and family sit down dinners each evening were among her specialties. As the children grew older, she found the time to volunteer at the Mission San Diego de Alcala and the Nazareth House. She loved the Mission, the Sisters of Nazareth, and the Nazareth House dearly. After her husband retired, she looked forward to travel and cruising with the Missionaires to all parts of the world. Rome, with the Vatican and India, with the Taj Mahal, were her favorite destinations. The Pride Betty Lou had in her family was her greatest love. When she went to our God in Heaven, her family was at her bedside. obituarydata.comPosted: December 7, 2013
Roy A. Bither
Roy Arthur Bither Jr., aged 87, died peacefully in his home on November 26, 2013 at Atria Kennebunk. He was born September 12, 1926 in Houlton, ME the son of Roy Arthur and Doris Orchard Bither. Mr. Bither entered the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD in June 1945 completing two years there before returning to University of Maine at Orono. This was followed by advance studies in education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA. He was Superintendent of Schools for several towns in Maine, most recently Milo, Vinalhaven, and Madison, as well as Shelburne Falls, MA. He was active in many social and civic affairs, including Kiwanis International, the Freemasons and Town Moderator. Roy was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Joan Harvey Bither. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Johnston of Myrtle Beach, SC; two sons, Col. Mark Bither of New Market, MD, and David Bither of Kennebunk, ME; a sister, Anne Shire of Scarborough, ME; a brother, Thomas Bither of Scarborough, ME; grandchildren, Sarah, Patrick, Corey and Mathew Bither, and adopted grandchildren, David, Nicole and Krissy Jakubowski. A memorial service is being planned for family and friends in May. Interested parties may contact David Bither at 207-985-4799 for more information. In lieu of flowers, donations in Roy's memory can be made to the Ivan Calderwood Home, Neal Martin-Administrator, 18 Beaver Dam Road, Vinalhaven, ME 04863.
The Recorder on Dec. 4, 2013Posted: December 7, 2013
WM Information has been received that VADM Glenwood Clark passed away in Alexanderia, VA several weeks ago; however, I have been unable to obtain any further information. The telephone number I have for Tookie rings with no answer. This note is to make classmates aware of the information.
Harry W. Schoenberg
Harry Wechsler Schoenberg, 86, died at his home in Sedona, AZ, on November 19, 2013, after a brief period of failing health. His passing is mourned by family and friends. Born in New York City on July 27, 1927, to Esther Wechsler and Herman Bernard Schoenberg, MD, a general surgeon, Harry attended The Lawrenceville School, the United States Naval Academy, Yale University, and the University of Pennsylvania. He taught at Penn and St. Louis University, and served as Chair of Urology at The University of Chicago from 1976 to 1993. He then moved to Sedona, where he was active in many community organizations. He is survived by his wife, Lelia West Schoenberg; three children, Mark and Richard Schoenberg and Jennifer Lustman; two stepchildren, Nicole and Michelle Stacey, and 14 grandchildren. Harry will be remembered as a generous soul, a committed and proud parent, and a dedicated and joyful patron of classical music. A memorial will be held Friday, December 13, 2013, at 11am at The Jewish Community of Sedona. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Verde Valley Sinfonietta (vvsinfonietta.org) or The Alzheimer's Association (Alz.org).
Chicago Tribune, Dec. 3, 2013
Marion “Mimi” G. Riegert
Soli Deo Gloria
Marion G. “Mimi” Riegert died unexpectedly in Colorado Springs, CO, on November 8, 2013. She was 81. She and her husband, Colonel T. Paul Riegert, were married for almost 57 years. Born in Washington, DC, November 4, 1932, she grew up in Alexandria and attended Saint Agnes School. She then went to Bryn Mawr College and American University before becoming a CIA analyst. She and Paul met teaching Sunday School together at Alexandria Baptist Church and went on to lead many church youth groups and Christian Charity and Service efforts at home and abroad. She supported Paul through a 26-year Marine Corps career and beyond, finally settling back in Northern Virginia. She was a dedicated, faithful and encouraging wife, mother, sister, friend, and business associate. She led a joyful and inspired life bolstered by her faith in Jesus. She was brilliant (knew seven languages) and yet humble and had a joy and zest for life that touched everyone she knew. It was Mimi’s life ambition that everyone she knew would eventually join her in praising the Lord. She loved to sing and her final words in this life, which couldn’t be more perfect, were “Holy, Holy, Holy,” ”Alleluia,” and “Thank you” as she sang along to praise music.
Following her lead, the family offers our thanks. Thank you for joining us in celebrating her life. Thank you for your friendship, thoughtfulness, love, dedication, and service.
Mimi is survived by her husband, Paul, their four children and spouses and 17 grandchildren: Glenis and Ken Pittman and their sons, Andrew and Adam Pittman; Jamie and Karen Riegert and their children, Elizabeth, Philip, Kenneth, Suzanne and Josephine Riegert; Dolly and Joel Woodruff and their children, Noah, Idan, Gloria and Esther Woodruff; Paul and Aimee Riegert and their children Emma, Paul, Abby, Bobby and Lydia Riegert. She is predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Glenis Gralton, her brother, Robert Gralton, and her granddaughter, Katherine Riegert. Her sister, The Rev. Glenis Gralton Mollegen died three weeks after Mimi’s death.
Mimi was a long time active member of The Falls Church Anglican in Falls Church, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Mimi’s honor to the Falls Church Anglican www.TFCAnglican.org/give), Special Love (www.specialove.org), or the Injured Marine Semper Fi fund. (http://semperfifund.org).
The Family (Glennis Pittman)
Rear Admiral William McCombe Callaghan, Jr.
July 10, 1925 - December 22, 2013
Born into a Navy family, William M. Callaghan, known as Bill, proudly followed in the footsteps of his father and uncle, becoming the fifth admiral in his family. After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1949, he became a naval aviator in 1952. He received an Aeronautical Engineering degree from the College of Aeronautics in Cranfield, England in 1958. As a carrier pilot, he recorded over 500 night time landings - a record at the time. He commanded two aircraft carriers, the USS Bennington (CVS-20) and the USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2). RADM Callaghan served as the Chairman of the US Delegation to the Joint Brazil - United States Military Commission and as the Head of the Naval Mission to Brazil. His final tour was as Commander Fleet Air Mediterranean, where he held additional NATO responsibility for all maritime air units in the Mediterranean.
A devout Catholic his entire life, Bill was active in retirement as a Knight of Malta and for many years organized the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes for the Washington association. He loved to travel, study history, take photographs, and enjoy the company of his family and friends. Bill was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Reidy Callaghan, who passed away in 2009. He is survived by his 3 sons and their families: William McCombe Callaghan III and his wife Bella of Orinda, CA, and their three sons Adan, Liam and Galen; Charles Edward Callaghan of San Francisco, CA, and his three children Caitlin, Larkin and Connor; and Andrew Carey Callaghan and his wife Debbe of Norwich, VT, and their three children Natalia, Gracie and Tony. Admiral Callaghan will be remembered for his unimpeachable integrity, his strong faith, his infectious sense of humor and his positive attitude. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in honor of Admiral Callaghan be made to the Annual Appeal of the Federal Association of the Knights of Malta, in support of their annual trip to Lourdes: Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta - Federal Association, U.S.A. •• 1730 M Street, NW Suite 403, Washington, DC 20036. Charles Callaghan January 21, 2014
Roy R . Grayson
CAPT Roy R Grayson, USN (Retired), U. S. Naval Academy class of `49, passed away in Lamar, Missouri on Jan 27, 2014 from pneumonia at age 88. Roy was born in N. Little Rock on Dec 30, 1925. Preceding him in death are: his wife of 46 years, Carolyn Howard, his second wife of 10 years, Mary Lester, his brother, Clyde Grayson, and his sister, Vivian Carr. Roy's hobbies were sailing, traveling, being helpful to his charities and to his church, and to the Gideons International group, donating Bibles. Roy is survived by many loved ones. First, his eight children: David Grayson with wife Donna, PA, Cathy Cook, Ft. Smith, AR, Steve Grayson with wife Angie, SC, Sue Pumphrey with husband Tom, USNA `76, AL, Anne Mitchell, MO, Linda Eagan, GA, Chuck Grayson, NC, and Jim Grayson with wife Cheri, MO. Of Roy's 8 kids, 6 are veterans. We want to pass along to all that he tried valiantly to teach us to sail, he gave us white glove inspections following our weekly cleaning chores, he lined us up by age for instructions, and he took us frequently to USNA to watch sporting events. Second, of Roy's grandchildren, veterans: AF officer Matt Cook OK, Jerry Mitchell IV USMA class of `04 (Ft Benning), Dan Grayson, Chris Pumphrey, and Ricky Self are Navy veterans, & Shelby Dawes, USAF; other grandchildren are Shawn Feagans MD, Lisa Rasche AR, Mike Grayson NY, Janie Pumphrey PA, Robin P. Goldman MS, Bonnie Pumphrey AL, Monty Mitchell MO, Shannon Mitchell NH, Cody Mitchell FL, Erin Howell GA, and Kelly Piazza TN. Roy has 5 great-granddaughters and 2 great-grandsons with 2 more babies on the way. Thirdly, Roy is survived by these, with their families: Helen Helt OK, Monty and June Howard OK, Phillip Grayson TX, Nancy Kay Forrester TX, Bud and Anna Jo Carr TX, Ruth Brown OK, Harry and Carol Hix OK, Ken and Nelda Helt OK, Monty & Steve Howard MD, Lisa Buchanan LA, Carolyn Coombs OK, Mary Howard CA, Janie Self OK, Jeff Howard, & Monty Howard. Roy ran a tight ship and will be missed. Fair winds and following seas, Dad. by Sue Pumphrey.
The Oklahoman on Jan. 31, 2014
Charles W. Meyrick
CDR Charles Walter Meyrick, U. S. Navy (Ret) died at home in Sarasota, FL January 22, 2014 following a 2-year battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s. Charley was born July 18, 1925 and raised in Green Bay, WI. He joined the aviation cadet program during WWII. However, before seeing an airplane he received an appointment to the Naval Academy, entering with the Class of 1949 in June of 1945. Academics were no problem and he joined the crew squad plebe year earning a seat in the “first boat” which he held all 4 years, the highlight being winning the Poughkeepsie Regatta in 1947. Charley was a distinguished graduate earning a BS degree and being commissioned ensign in the regular Navy June 3, 1949.
Charley had a delay in reporting to his first duty station to allow him to row in his last regatta at Poughkeepsie. The shell was re-rigged to give Navy a better chance of winning with Charley as stroke. Navy didn’t win, but made a good showing. A second delay reporting occurred July 2, 1949 when he married Vivian (Viki) Dale his Navy wife, helpmate, and companion for almost 65 years. Charley went through flight training at fields in the Pensacola and Corpus Christi areas, becoming a Naval Aviator in 1951 starting a long career in aviation. Following temporary duty in White Sands, NM working in the early stages of Navy drone development, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School earning a BS in Aeronautical Engineering. Then to MIT, where he earned his MS in Aeronautical Engineering in 1956. With his expertise more beneficial to the Navy as an engineer than a combat pilot, Charley agreed to be re-designated an AEDO. Subsequent duties performed in program management areas were in California, Florida, and Washington, with an interesting tour in Paris, before retirement in November 1967. Moving to New England Charley pursued his lifelong dream of sculpturing. One of his marks is the Bicentennial memorial for Bedford, MA. He handed down his love of sculpturing over the years to many students, some proclaiming themselves as “Charley’s Angels.” His engineering and management skills were used by Raytheon Corp in the Sparrow Missile Program and then at John Hopkins, Applied Physics Laboratory in satellite and biomedical engineering work, as well as drone and GPS technologies. Charley is survived by wife, Viki; children, Charles and Dale; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and God-children Jesse and Nicole Wong. A memorial service was held at Covenant Life Presbyterian Church in Sarasota February 2, 2014. Inurnment will be at the U. S. Naval Academy Columbarium at a later date. Donations may be made Navy Crew Excellence Fund in memory of Charles W. Meyrick, ’49 at USNA Foundation (Attn: Rusty Yeiser) 291 Wood Road, Beach Hall, Annapolis, MD 21402. Charley will be missed – his Head for his intellect, his Hands for his Artistry, and his Heart for his courage.
Posted: March 8, 2014
Barbara Glickman passed away on February 16. A graduate of Finch College and the Kew Forest School, she taught in the New York City Public School System for over 30 years, frequently at P.S. 6. She was married for over 50 years to her soul mate, Richard, and was a devoted mother and grandmother. Recipient of the Jessica Cosgrove Award, she was active in the Finch Alumni Association. She was a board member of the Women's Auxiliary at Temple Emanu-El and a gifted and enthusiastic speaker who lectured at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
She is survived by her children, Andrew and Suzanne, daughter-in-law Julie Cohen, grandson Eli Glickman, and her sister Sondra Percy. Services were held Wednesday, February 19, 12 noon at Temple Emanu-El, Fifth Avenue at 65th Street.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Barbara Glickman Fund at the Temple Emanu-El Religious School.
Published in The New York Times Posted: March 9,2014