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
Vice Admiral Glenwood Clark, USN (Ret.), passed away November 19, 2013 at the age of 86, surrounded by his family. Admiral Clark was born in Shreveport, LA on December 18, 1926. He attended Louisiana State University from September 1943 to December 1944, where he was a member and President of the local chapter of Sigma Chi fraternity. He enlisted in the Navy in December 1944 and entered the U. S. Naval Academy in June 1945. After graduation he and Myrtle (Tookie) Conrad were married on June 9, 1949 in her hometown of Breaux Bridge, LA. After graduation with distinction from the U. S. Naval Academy in June 1949, he served on USS SPERRY (DD 697) until July 1951. During this period SPERRY was deployed for 11 months in the Korean War zone. He subsequently served in the Atlantic Fleet Amphibious Force until the summer of 1954, first as air controller in TACRON 6 and then as Operations Officer of USS CARTER HALL (LSD 3). From August 1954 until June 1957, Admiral Clark attended the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, completing his thesis work at the Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. He received a Master of Science in Physics from the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School in June 1957. Following graduate school, he served in the Navy's first TALOS missile cruiser, USS GALVESTON (CLG 3) as Missile Officer until March 1960. He subsequently served until March 1963 at the Atomic Energy Commission's Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Livermore, California as a nuclear weapon design physicist and was co-designer of two experimental high yield thermonuclear warheads tested at Christmas Island. From 1963 to 1966 he served as a nuclear weapon development officer in the Defense Atomic Support Agency, Washington, DC. In 1966 Admiral Clark reported to the Navy's Special Projects Office (now Strategic Systems Programs Office). Before becoming Technical Director in November 1977 he served as Deputy Technical Director (1976-7); Head, Fire Control and Guidance Branch (1970-6); Head, Launcher and Handling Branch (1968-70); and Head, Missile Engineering Section (1966-8). From November 1980 through July 1985, Admiral Clark served as Director, Strategic Systems Programs. He was responsible for all aspects of the research, development, production, and operational support of the Navy's submarine Fleet Ballistic Missile Weapon Systems, which included the POLARIS, POSEIDON, TRIDENT I, AND TRIDENT II weapon systems. He was also the U. S. Project Officer responsible for managing all U. S. government activities in support of the British POLARIS/TRIDENT II programs. From July 1985 until his retirement on July 1, 1988 he commanded the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. Subsequent to his retirement from the Navy he served as: Senior Vice President of Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc until April 1994; a director of Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc (1990-9); a member of the Space Advisory Board, JHU/APL (1991-9); and a Director of Bell Geospace, Inc. (1997-9). His military decorations include two Navy Distinguished Service Medals, the Legion of Merit, the Navy Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and three Navy Unit Commendation Medals. In addition to his military awards, Admiral Clark was honored by the Navy League of the United States as the recipient of the 1980 Rear Admiral William S. Parsons Award for scientific and technical progress in the Navy. In 1988 he was also honored as the recipient of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Missile Systems Award. In June 1990 his wife, Tookie Clark, launched the nuclear attack submarine, USS ALEXANDRIA (SSN 757). Vice Admiral Clark is survived by his wife of 64 years, Tookie and their two children, John Glenwood Clark of Los Angeles, CA and Pamela Clark Brown of Landenberg, PA and two grandchildren. The Clarks have been residents of Alexandria, VA since 1963. A Memorial Mass is to be held at 10 a.m. on March 29 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1427 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22302. Interment will be at United States Naval Academy on April 24, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the TechnoServe at https://donate.technoserve.org/page/contribute/donate, an organization that provides business solutions to poverty. We think of our father's work as creating peace through deterrence. Giving to help third world countries continues the peace effort by stabilizing the world economy.
Washington Post on Mar. 27, 2014
Shepherd M. Jenks
On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Reverend Shepherd Martin Jenks, CAPT, U. S. Navy (Retired), passed quietly from this world after a prolonged illness and complications related to Alzheimer's disease.
Shep was born in 1926, son of Christopher Martin Jenks and Frances (Phillips) Jenks. He was a person of great congeniality and humanity who dedicated his life to the service of others; first as a career naval officer, then as a deacon in the Episcopal Church. As a young man, he epitomized in deportment and performance the classic conceptions of American youth dedicated to their country and the military service. An element in the network of world history, significant to the security of our country - a young man who dedicated his life and abilities to millions of Americans. In 1958, he was selected by the National Junior Chamber of Commerce as one of the country's top ten young men.
He graduated from St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., then graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949 then served on USS BAYFIELD in the Korean War. In 1951, he attended the Naval Submarine School and qualified on USS BLACKFIN. In 1954, he received nuclear power training and served on the USS NAUTILUS.
In 1958, Shepherd was the navigator on NAUTILUS when it made history as the first submarine to reach the North Pole. He masterfully navigated the nuclear powered NAUTILUS from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic via the North Pole, travelling over 1,800 miles under the ice pack without benefit of celestial, visual, or other external aids to navigation.
He was the commissioning engineering officer of USS GEORGE WASHINGTON and was aboard during the first Polaris missile firing from a submarine and the first Polaris patrol. He served: as commanding officer of USS SKIPJACK (then the world's fastest submarine); commander of the USN Nuclear Power Training Unit in West Milton; commanding officer of USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN; and commanding Officer of USS FULTON.
In 1971, he retired and moved to California to work for Bechtel Corporation. He was generous with his time and knowledge, speaking to innumerable veterans groups and other civic groups. He renewed his amateur radio license in 2010 and was active in the Benicia Amateur Radio Club. He enjoyed sail and motor yachting. He sailed a 27' boat from California to Hawaii with his wife, Nancy.
Always active in the Episcopal Church, Shep was a member of the Knights Templar and Hospitaller and was ordained as a deacon in 1981. He served at St. Stephen's in Tiburon; Christ the Lord Church in Pinole; St. Andrew's in Honolulu; and St. Paul's in Benicia. For many years, Shep served on the board for the Fund for the Diaconate providing support for deacons facing financial distress. He also served on the Commission on Ministry of the Diocese of California, and the Board of the School for Deacons. He was a respected and beloved mentor for many working towards ordination. Not content to merely be a leader, he was actively engaged in convalescent ministry, pastoral ministry, and worked at homeless shelters in San Francisco and Hawaii.
From 1954 to 1982 he was married to Barbara (Hayes) Jenks (d. 2003). He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Nancy (Luard) Jenks; his daughter, Deborah (Jenks) Reichhold; and his son, Shepherd Jenks Jr.; his step-sons, Jim, Steve, Peter, and Sam Wallis; his grandchildren, Chris Reichhold, Perry Jenks, Zosia Jenks; and step-grandson, Julien Bittel.
Services were held Friday, May 2, 2014 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Benicia, Calif. His ashes will be scattered at sea.
Published in The Day on Apr. 13, 2014 Posted: April 22, 2014
John H. Koach
Jack Koach passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fl. He is survived by: his wife, Beverly; and two sons, Randy and Brad. Jack was born June 20, 1925 and graduated from Sarasota High School in 1943 and went immediately into the Navy Aviation Cadet Program. He received an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy and graduated in 1949. Jack became a Navy carrier pilot, becoming commanding officer of the oldest fighter squadron in the US Navy, during which time he received the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions during the Vietnam War.
After 33 years on active duty, he retired in Washington, DC. and became an officer in an investment firm. He was currently living at Glenridge.
His memorial service was held April 14, 2014 at 1st Presbyterian Church, Oak St., Sarasota. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Dial Hope Foundation, Inc., PO Box 49992, Sarasota, FL, 34230.
Published in Herald Tribune from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2014
David R. Rice
CDR David Reagan Rice USNR (Ret), born May 31, 1927, died April 15, 2014 of natural causes in Morristown, NJ. Reagan grew up in State College, PA, graduating from State College High School in 1945. He received a congressional appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD where he was called “Dave” by classmates. He graduated with distinction with the Class of 1949 receiving a BS degree and being commissioned ensign in the regular Navy. Later, he received a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) in 1956.
After graduating from the Naval Academy, he went ti flight training and became a Naval Aviator piloting multi-engine seaplanes. His first duty was flying MARS JRM transport aircraft between California and Hawaii. His second duty was teaching math back at the USNA.
Resigning his regular commission from full-time Navy duty, he became an active member of the Naval Reserve, where he retired as Commander after completing the regular 20-year stint. In 1959, he began a 42-year career with AT&T/Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies. He lived in Chatham, NJ, for nearly 30 of these years. He and Marjorie moved to Morristown, NJ, in 199l, where he retired in 2001.
Reagan was always an active member of the Church of Christ, first in Chatham, NJ, and then briefly in Bend, OR, where he moved in 2012. Singing with and directing the congregation were among his volunteer contributions to the church, as well as building maintenance and handyman support. Reagan continued to pursue his interest in vocal performance with a Morristown-based barbershop quartet from 2005 - 2008, appearing with the group on several occasions.
Surviving family members include his wife, Marjorie; sons, David, Philip, James, and Thomas; and eight grandchildren, Mary, Jason, Kimberly, Meghan, Phillip, Adrienne, Reagan, and John. Reagan was predeceased by his brother Randall. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Baird Funeral Homes. Donations may be given to Hospice House in Bend.
obituarydata.com Posted: May 10, 2014
Camilla Clinite Hill
Camilla Smith Clinite Hill, widow of LTJG Richard Clinite in April 1952 and Rev. Dave Hill in 1992, died February 8, 2014. She was a resident of Montclair, CA. Camilla was born in Chicago, IL, to the Col. and Mrs. Willard Smith. Her mother Marion managed the Chicago Opera Company which imbued Camilla with appreciation of the arts. She traveled extensively with her parents and spoke French fluently. She attended Kent School for Girls in Denver, Colorado and later graduated from the University of Iowa. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and named beauty queen for the University. She met Richard Clinite, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. They married and had two daughters, Anne and Cynthia. He lost his life as a pilot in the Korean War. As a widow she moved to Carmel, CA with her young daughters to be close to her parents in Pebble Beach. As she was raising her girls she met and married the Rev. David Hill, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Carmel from 1958-1982. They had two sons, Patrick and Thomas. When her children where raised she obtained her nursing degree from Hartnell College in 1972. She moved to Montclair, CA and took her nursing seriously at Alta Bates Medical Center from 1977-1996. She made lifelong friends, spent time with her grandchildren, family and loved St. John's Episcopal Church. She was gracious, beautiful and lovely. She was a thoroughbred who would go the extra mile for family and friends. Our lives were full. She was beloved by all. She is survived by her children; Anne (Thomas) Russ, Cynthia Dollar, Patrick (Virginia) Hill, Thomas (Stephanie) Hill and her grandchildren; Andrew, Lauren and Mary Russ, Christopher and Nancy Dollar and Daniel Hill. A memorial service was held March 22nd at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1707 Gouldin Rd Oakland CA, 94611. If you wish to give a donation in her memory, the family suggests donating to St. John's Episcopal Church, World Vision, World Wildlife Fund, ASPCA, CARE or your favorite charity.
Contra Costa Times on Feb. 28, 2014 Posted: May 17, 2014
Alice P. Clark
Alice Pushinsky Clark, age 91, wife of LCDR Robert S. Clark who passed away August 28, 1989, died February 26, 2014. Alice was a beloved member of the community. She lived in Falls Church for approximately 50 years and attended Idylwood Presbyterian Church until her move to The Virginian in Fairfax, Virginia in 2009. She is now with her husband Bob who passed in 1989. They married 3 weeks after meeting in 1949. She is survived by her sons Robert and his wife Jane of Delaware and Alan and his wife Jeanne Little of Virginia and her grandson Joseph Clark and his wife Alicia of Maryland. Also, her twin brothers Ronald and Donald Pushinsky and their families of Pennsylvania and sister Margaret Kwiecinski and her family of Florida along with many nieces and nephews and their families. In lieu of flowers please give to your local volunteer fire department or send a contribution to The Virginian in Alice's Name for the AVR Christmas Fund at 9229 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax, Virginia 22031. This fund is distributed during the holidays, among the staff who attend to the residents with great care and dedication. There will be a private family graveside service at Arlington Cemetery, date yet to be announced. Thank you for all your kind thoughts and prayers. Arrangements under the direction of Murphy Falls Church Funeral Home, Falls Church, Virginia.
obituarydata.com Posted: May 17, 2014
Doris Collins, age 84, wife of William L. Collins, of Florida and New York died March 30, 2014. Loved by husband Bill, children Michael and Elise, Paul and Beth, Susan and Tom. Adored grandmother of Jennifer and Jon, Lauren and Corey, Jill and Andrew, Lisa and Emily. Cherished great grandmother of Elise, Madeleine and Olivia. A very special lady who was loved by all fortunate to have known her.
Miami Herald on Apr. 13, 2014 Posted: May 17, 2014
Francis W. Benson Jr.
Francis (Frank) Wyse Benson, Jr., passed away April 21, 2014 at his home in Sun City. Frank, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, retired from the U. S. Navy as a Captain in 1979 and moved to Sun City in 1992. He enjoyed life in Arizona and was an avid tennis player. Frank was a loving father and grandfather of four children and one granddaughter. Frank is survived by his sons James and Stephen and daughters Theresa and Suzanne, granddaughter Kathrynn, brother William Benson, sister Lucile Smith and sister-in-law Mrs. Frederick (Norma) Benson.
The Arizona Republic on May 4, 2014 Posted: May 17, 2014
Albert A. Schaufelberger
CAPT Albert Arthur Schaufelberger Jr., U. S. Navy (Ret) died May 16, 2o14 at his home in Fripp Island, SC. Al was born March 24, 1927 in Detroit, MI to Albert A and Lillian Kristine (née Larsen) Schaufelberger. Al received a congressional appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy, entering in 1945. Dubbed as “Shoes”, he was an All American soccer player and excelled in academics. He graduated with the Class of 1949 June 3 with a BS degree and was commissioned ensign in the regular Navy.
Al married Virginia Long Robinson of Grosse Pointe, Michigan. "Shoes" became a Naval Aviator in 1951. One night in 1952 he had just launched from USS WASP when it collided with USS Hornet. Told simply "to conserve fuel," he flew for hours wondering if they were going to be able to land him back aboard or have him ditch in the ocean in darkness. His was the first plane to land back aboard WASP because he had two observers on board, observers whose flight deck celebrations were cut short by “Shoes” ordering them below, pointing out that eight other planes, all critically low on fuel, needed to land now. His career with the Navy consisted of several assignments at the controls of combat aircraft. Al completed three combat tours during the Viet Nam War. His skill, courage and leadership were recognized with a number of awards including a Bronze Star and Legion of Merit citing "Heroic service in connection with operations against the enemy while attached to and commanding Attack Squadron VA-146, embarked in USS RANGER (CVA-61) from February to August 1966. Under the leadership of Commander SCHAUFELBERGER, his squadron led all others embarked in numbers of combat missions and combat hours flown. During this period his extensive knowledge was repeatedly called upon in the planning, weaponeering and selection of tactics for a wide variety of targets. The best measurement of his judgment and outstanding leadership is that in well over 2600 combat sorties flown under his command not one pilot was lost, and only one aircraft was lost to enemy action. He personally led over 170 combat missions, more than any other pilot embarked."
In 1975, Al and Virginia retired to Fripp Island, a place like no other. Al served as a member of the Fripp Island Volunteer Fire Department for 18 years and was active in both the Fripp Island Public Service District and the Fripp Island Marine Rescue. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Virginia, his daughters Margaret (Pat Conniff) and Kristine (Dennis Adams), his son Thomas (Joanne Kyros), and his six treasured grandchildren, Lisa, Laura, Craig, Katherine, Nicholas, and Lindsey. He is predeceased by his son, CDR Albert A Schaufelberger III, a U.S. Navy Seal. He will be remembered for his intelligence, quick humor, courage loyalty and love of his family and the sea.
A memorial service was held on Friday, May 30th at 3 p.m. at the All Faiths Chapel 205 Tarpon Blvd. on Fripp Island, followed immediately by a reception.
Published in The Island Packet May 28, 2014 Posted: May 30, 2014
JOHN F. AND FLORENCE BARROW
John F. Barrow quietly passed away at home on March 22, 2014. Born August 23, 1926 to Franklin and Ardis Barrow, John was raised, along with his brother, Charles, in Oak Park, IL. He was an outstanding student and athlete, captaining his high school football team to a State Championship in 1943 before matriculating at Yale University in January of 1944. In June of 1945 he received an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy. In his time at the academy he distinguished himself as a Company Commander and graduated with the Class of 1949 receiving a BS degree and being commissioned ensign in the regular Navy.
He entered flight training at Pensacola and earned the gold wings of a Naval Aviator in September 1951. Assigned to an all-weather night-fighter squadron flying the McDonnell F2H Banshee, John was a carrier qualified fighter pilot who served tours of duty on the USS MIDWAY, among others. He resigned his regular commission as a lieutenant in August 1955 serving thereafter in the Naval Reserve.
John commenced a successful career in sales and marketing. He spent much of his civilian career with IBM where, in 1970, as part of the firm's Data Processing Division, he was named Salesman of the Year. He retired from IBM in 1988 following a 23-year career. Spending time with his family, pursuing his love of golf, traveling abroad and staying involved with the USNA Class of '49 (serving two terms as President) kept John vibrant during his retirement years.
Preceding John in death was the love of his life, Florence "Flo" Barrow who passed in August 2012. John met Flo in 1947 while attending the Naval Academy. They were married November 19, 1949 and enjoyed 63 years together. John and Flo brought their family to Severna Park, MD in 1963 where both remained active in the community for over four decades. Born in Linthicum Heights, MD on September 16, 1928, Flo graduated from the Peabody Institute and Mary Washington College where she majored in voice. During her time in Severna Park she was involved with important work in the health care, political, and fine arts arenas. Not only did she serve as Vice President of the Anne Arundel General Hospital Auxiliary but she was a founding member and past President of the Severna Park Republican Women's Club, an assistant to Maryland State Senator John A. Cade and a volunteer White House Executive Office assistant under both Presidents Nixon and Reagan. Flo was an accomplished vocalist who offered her voice to numerous local events and musical theater productions, most notably as Maria in the Park Players production of "The Sound of Music" and in the title role in the Chartwell Players rendition of "Mame." Flo and John lived and traveled abroad extensively. Following World War II, Flo, lived in Israel with her mother, the late Florence Duvall Archibald, and her father, the late Col. E.P. Archibald who was a military attach‚. She succumbed to the travel bug at a young age and subsequently shared many overseas adventures with John. They developed a special fondness for England and Switzerland and, later in life, spent many wonderful winter seasons in Hawaii. They, and their family, also enjoyed annual summer travels to the family cottage on the shores of Lake Michigan, a tradition that has now spanned more than 75 years. John and Flo are survived by John's brother, Charles (Patricia), Flo's sister-in-law, Frances Archibald, son Scott (Karen), daughter Lisa (Jack), son Gregg (Krissy), grandchildren Ardis, Rebecca, Jack and Brooke, nieces Fran, Paula, Carla and Barbara and nephews David and Stephen. They will be remembered as a warm and loving couple, wonderful parents and grandparents, and great friends to all who knew them. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews Chapel at the United States Naval Academy on June 9, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., followed by committal of both to the United States Naval Academy Columbarium.
CapitalGazette.Com Posted: June 1, 2014
Dorothy H. Wilder
Dorothy Houghton Wilder, 82, beloved wife, and mother, a 6-year resident of Gainesville, GA, went to be with her Lord May 24, 2014, following a long battle with Alzheimers. She was a native of Jacksonville, the daughter of the late James N. and Marie Cloaninger Houghton, a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School, and Jacksonville Business College. She was a secretary to the Commanding Officer and Administrative Officer of NAS Jacksonville. There, she also served as choir director for the NAS Chapel Choir. That is when she met and married then LTJG Fred J. Wilder, U.S. Navy, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, her husband of 60 years.
When her husband was stationed at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1955, she graduated from Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD, majoring in choir direction. After her husband transferred to the Naval Reserve in 1955, they resided for 47 years in Belleair. Dorothy "Dot" Wilder was active for many years in numerous leadership positions in the Belleair, and Clearwater, area (often as president of the organization) including a paralegal in her husband's law practice (certified in real property and estates and trusts, by the National Association of Legal Assistants), the Clearwater-Dunedin Junior League, Parent Teachers Association, Footlight Theater Inc. (local productions of Broadway Shows), director of youth choirs at Calvary Baptist Church for 25 years, Belleair Garden Club; and of great assistance to her husband during his tenure as chairman of the Charter Review Committee, and subsequent mayor for the town of Belleair, etc.
She is survived by her husband, Fred J. Wilder, a retired Naval officer and retired attorney, residing in Gainesville; three children, Attorney Gregory F. Wilder (Susan K.) of Tampa, Dr. Stephen M. Wilder (Debra S.) of Albany, GA, and Airline Captain Diane W. Coe (John T.); three granddaughters, Whitney, Brooke, Rachel; two grandsons, Andrew, Chris; and one great-grandson, Asher. The family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, www.alzfdn.org, in lieu of flowers. The family plans a private memorial service. Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway SW, Gainesville, GA. 30501, is in charge of the arrangements.
Tampa Bay Times, June 1, 2014 Posted: June 2. 2014
Sidney S. Cox
CDR Sidney Stuart Cox USN, Retired, of Sarasota, Florida passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the age of 89 after a short illness. Born February 24, 1925, Sid grew up in Independence, KS and joined the U.S. Navy in 1944. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1949 receiving a BS degree and being commissioned ensign in the regular Navy. October 1, 1949 Sid married the love of his life, Arden Marie Heim, of Baltimore, MD, to whom he was a devoted husband until her death in 2011. Together they went to Pensacola, FL where he earned his Wings of Gold, becoming a naval aviator. He was assigned to Carrier Air Group Eleven and saw action on two separate deployments during the Korean War. Upon returning to his ship (USS PHILIPPINE SEA) following one mission, a flight-deck crewman pointed out to Sid several bullet holes from enemy anti-aircraft guns that had pierced his F-4U Corsair, including one in the pilot's canopy only three inches above his head. Sid went on to attain a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Navy Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA in 1955, and a MS in Aeronautical Engineering from MIT in Boston, MA, in 1957. His military career spanned 20 years, during which he participated in NASA's early space programs, as well as in the development of prototypes of drones adapted to military use, and later to the design of the F-4 Phantom jet with targeting and weaponry systems newly developed for the Vietnam War. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 1968. At Sid’s request, there will be no local services. The family wishes to express their appreciation to his many friends and neighbors for all of the love and affection shown to Sid through the years. Inurnment with full military honors will be scheduled at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. Sid is survived by three daughters, Cathie Cox of Austin, TX; Claudia Holman and husband Jim of Coronado, CA; and Carla Cox Handly and husband Marshall of Beverly, MA.; twelve grandchildren: Nate Holman, Michael Holman, Emily Holman, Claire Holman, Monica Holman, Mary Holman and Tom Holman; Jenny Ehrenkranz, and Scott Ehrenkranz; and Ellen Handly, Anne Marie Handly, and Laura Handly; and two great-grandchildren, Ella Holman and Cecilia Holman. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Claudia Stewart of Ft. Myers, nephew Bill Tucker of Mt. Airy, MD, and niece Tracy Tucker Kozar of Safety Harbor, FL. His brother Sam Cox of Claremore, OK, preceded him in death in November 2013. A special word of appreciation is given for Sid's two caregivers, Elli Cole and Lynnette Moore.
Herald Tribune June 8, 2014 Posted: June11,2014
William L. Collins
William Leonard (Ping) Collins, 89, of Florida and New York died April 4, 2014. Loved by his wife of 65 years Doris, who preceded him in death by a few days, his children Michael and Elise, Paul and Beth, Susan and Tom. Adored grandfather of Jennifer and Jon, Lauren and Corey, Jill and Andrew, Lisa and Emily. Cherished great grandfather of Elise, Madeleine and Olivia. Proud graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. An accomplished Civil Engineer whose devotion and humor will be missed by all.
Miami Herald on Apr. 13, 2014 Posted: May 17, 2014
Charles P. Cecil
Charles Purcell Cecil, 87, of Greenville, SC, died June 16, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; his four children: Cynthia, Charlene, Pamela and Chuck; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Charles was living in Charleston, SC when he received a congressional appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy, entering in 1945. He graduated with the Class of 1949 receiving a BS degree and being one of 55 graduates commissioned second lieutenant in the fledgling U. S. Air Force. After a successful career in the USAF, Charles settled here in Greenville where he pursued a second career in banking. Commercial banking became one of his life-long passions. A graveside service was held June 20, 2014 at Saint John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church. The family would like to thank Father Mike Flanagan and all their friends for their kindness and support. The Greenville News, June 26, 2014 Posted: June 27, 2014
Mary-Sue Dunaway Jones died on July 3, 2014 in Irvington, Virginia. She was born on August 4, 1926 in Fort Myers, Florida, the daughter of Roy Salisbury Dunaway and Rosalie Chapman Dunaway. She grew up in Savannah, Georgia and graduated with the class of 1948 from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia. In 1949, she was united in marriage with Gerald Robert, ENS, USN upon his graduation from the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
She was a charter member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Kilmarnock, Virginia and for the last seven years of her life, she resided at Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury in Irvington, Va. She is survived by three children and their spouses, Jeryl-Sue McDuffee (Jim) of Mechanicsville, Va., Nanci Leigh Gissler (Dean) of Aurora, Colo. and Glenn “Chip” Reppard Jones (LeMoine) of Virginia Beach, Va. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Jennifer McDuffee, Taylor Jones and Courtney Jones and a brother, Colonel Roy S. Dunaway of Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband, Captain Gerald R. Jones and their son, David Hayward. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Kilmarnock. Interment will take place at will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery beside her husband and infant son. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 1366, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.