MEMORIAL




William Sherrod Guthrie

                                                CAPT William S. Guthrie, U.S. Navy (Ret) died in Ashburn, VA March 9,                                                 2019, at the age of 92. He was May 19, 1926 in Punta Gorda, FL, the son                                                 of William Ezra Guthrie and Freddie Lee Roberts, who instilled in him the                                                  call to service for his country and his community. He attended Charlotte                                                High School, where he was very active in sports, music and student                                                 government. Bill was elected the Senior Class President, voted “Most                                             Likely to Succeed” (as well as “Best Looking Boy”) and graduated with                                                 Honors in 1944. He took to heart the class motto of “Within Ourselves Our                                             Future Lies”. Selected by the Navy for its V-12 college program, Bill                                             attended University of Miami for one year before receiving a Congressional                                                 appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, entering in 1945 with the Class of                                                 1949. 
Ensign Guthrie’s first assignment was to the USS Columbus, (CA 74) homeported in Plymouth, England. He then went to the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DD 823) via Electronics School in Great Lakes, followed by command of the PC 572 in Newport. After an assignment as an Electronics instructor at FADTC Dam Neck, he reported to the DESFLOT 4 Staff as Flag Secretary to Admiral Claude V. Ricketts. He attended the Naval War College in Newport, RI, both as a student and later an instructor. While there, he earned his Master’s Degree in Foreign Affairs from Boston University. His next assignment was as Executive Officer of USS Vesole (DD 872), which saw action in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Assigned for two years to the Amphibious Forces Atlantic, he later transferred to Saigon as Plans Officer on the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam staff. His next duty was as Commanding Officer of the USS Harwood (DD 861), followed by a two-year tour in the Plans Division of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. From the Pentagon, he attended the National War College, followed by command of the USS Austin (LPD 4). He then returned to the PHIBLANT Staff as Force Plans Officer; when the command consolidated into the Surface Forces Atlantic Command (SURFLANT), he was the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans. 
His last at-sea assignment was as Commander, Amphibious Squadron SIX, highlighted by a Mediterranean tour as Commander, Amphibious Task Forces in the Sixth Fleet. During this tour, he had the privilege of serving as the Senior Officer Afloat for OPSAIL, the parade of sailing tall ships in New York Harbor to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976. Captain Guthrie’s final tour was as an Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel (PERS-8), where he retired from active duty in 1978. 
Upon retirement, he was elected Secretary of the Navy Relief Society where he served for six years. In 1985, he was one of the founding Officers of the Surface Navy Association, and served as its Secretary for seven years. 
Active in the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna, VA, he was a Vestryman, Senior Warden, and a delegate to the Diocesan Council. He later served as the parish Administrator during a decade in which the Church experienced explosive growth and a major building program. Always a fan of choral music, he sang in the Church Choir as well as the Vienna Chorale Society. He was known for his sense of humor, his ability to cut straight to the point, his strong faith, his love of family and community gatherings, and his generosity.
CAPT Guthrie and Elizabeth Ann Haller met during his Naval Academy years and were married in June, 1952. Married for 63 years, they enjoyed traveling, lectures on current events, opera performances, cooking and, during their retirement years, trying to keep up with the grandchildren. 
Captain Guthrie is survived by his sister Mary K. Cooper of Tampa, FL, and his children; Melinda Adams (Jim) of Williston, SC, Susan (Peter) Spaulding of Hollywood, MD, Mitchell Guthrie (Dorian) of Virginia Beach, VA, Kimberly (AC) Russell of Garnett, KS, and Caroline Guthrie of Reston, VA, and by seven grandchildren. 
Memorial Services will be held at Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Rd, Vienna, VA on Friday March 22 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to one of his two favorite charities would be appreciated, or please donate to your favorite charity in his memory:


​Jack Eikel Baltar

                                                Jack E. Baltar, 93, of Merritt Island, passed away at his home on Sunday                                                 March 17, 2019. Originally from Biloxi, MS, Jack was a retired NASA                                                        engineer, who moved to Brevard County in 1961. He was a graduate of                                                 the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1949, a member of The St.                                                 Johns Episcopal Church and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and                                                 friend to many. 
                                               Jack was preceded in death by his wife Rowena. Survivors include sons:                                                  James (Catherine), William (Pamela), Robert (Dawn), David (Robyn) Baltar,                                              and 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. 
The funeral service will be Monday March 25th at 1pm at St Johns Episcopal Church, 610 Young Street, Melbourne. Memorials may be made in Jack's name to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Mar. 20, 2019

Rowena Yerger Baltar


                                                Rowena Yerger Baltar, 75, died on Sunday, November 27, 2005 in Merritt                                             Island. Rowena was born in Biloxi, Miss. and came to Brevard County in                                         1961 from her birthplace. She was a wife, mother, and former pre-school                                                 teacher at The Beach Learning Center in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. She                                                 was also a volunteer at the Genesis House and for the Pro Life Movement.                                                     Rowena was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. 
                                                Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Jack; children, Jim (Cathy),                                                 Bill (Pam), Bob (Dawn), and David (Robyn); and nine grand- children. A                                                   Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 1st, at Immaculate                                                 Conception Catholic Church. Anyone planning expressions of sympathy are asked to consider Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice of Catholic Charities. 
Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home in Melbourne is serving the family, 321-723-2345.

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George Magnus Benas Jr.

Mr. George Magnus Benas, Jr, 93, passed away in his sleep Monday, April 8, 2019, at Buckingham's Choice Retirement Community, Adamstown, MD. He was the loving husband of the late Marie Elizabeth Badecker, who he married on June 4, 1949.
Born in Utica, New York, on November 10, 1925, he was the son of the late George Magnus and Mabel Mae (Hitchcock) Benas. George was a 1949 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Commander of the twenty-second company First Class year. His wife, Mary Elizabeth, was Color Girl for Class of 1949. 
George served in the Navy as a fighter pilot on aircraft carriers Antietam and Princeton. He served two tours during the Korean War flying missions earning several commendations, including the Purple Heart. After discharge, George worked for communications equipment firms in Iowa, New York, Massachusetts and Maryland before owning and managing a distribution company in Gaithersburg, MD that provided materials primarily to military and government agencies. He retired in 1987, and greatly enjoyed winters in Naples, FL with his wife before she passed away in 2012.
Surviving are his sister Carol Jean Benton of Gardner, MA; and seven children: Midge Desimone (Thomas) of Swampscott, MA, George M. Benas III (Jill) of Georgetown, MA, Timothy M. Benas (Emily) of Rockville, Christopher P. Benas (Louise) of Yarrowsburg, Gregory M. Benas (Kelly) of Frederick, Mark A. Benas (Heather) of Clarksburg and Julie M. Crain (Walter) of Falls Church, VA. Another child, Elizabeth A. Henry (William) passed away in 2017. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by his companion of the last several years, Fran Dover.
A private funeral service for family will be held next week and George will be interred with his wife at Saint Rose of Lima Cemetery in Gaithersburg, MD. A memorial service will be held at Buckingham's Choice Retirement Community.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.
The Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick, is in charge of arrangements.

FRED GEORGE BAUR

                                                Fred George Baur, 91, died on April 12, 2019 in West Windsor, NJ.                                                    Predeceased in 2000 by his wife, Audrey Reed Bigelow. He is survived by 3                                             sons Frederick K. (Dallas), Kurt C. (Princeton Junction) and John E.                                                      (Phoenix), 4 grandchildren, Katie Davis and husband Christian (Pennington,                                                 NJ), Kelly Maidl and husband Tobias (San Diego), Lindsey and Jared                                                Baur (Calif.), 3 great grandchildren, Abigail, Hannah and Gracie, daughter-                                                in-law Kristi, sister Carolyn Gilliland and her family.

                                        Fred was born July 10,1927 in Pittsburgh, son of Fred C. and Caroline                                         Reichold Baur. His father was a baking company executive and city magistrate. When Fred visited a friend at Annapolis in 1939, it was the shot of Navy Blue and Gold that remained with him. He loved sports and played football, baseball, and basketball in high school, making up for his lack of size and athletic ability by sheer determination. Fred and Audrey graduated from Peabody High. 

Fred was appointed to the Naval Academy, Class of 1949. He served as Class Secretary, sports writer for The Log periodical and sports editor of the Class Lucky Bag. He and Audrey became engaged at the Naval Academy Class of 1949 Ring Dance. They married a week after graduation. 

Fred became an Aviator in 1950 and was decorated for combat missions with Patrol Squadron Nine and as staff anti-submarine warfare officer during the Korean conflict. Missions included dropping parachute flares to illuminate enemy supply convoys for interdiction by Marine attack planes and along enemy lines to support UN ground troops. 

After the military, Fred lived in Falls Church, VA, Morristown, NJ, Valley Forge, PA, and Yardley, PA. Fred entered business in 1956, but continued flying in the Ready Reserve. He advanced to Lieutenant Commander and participated in search missions along the Cuban coast prior to the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked for Engelhard Industries, and later general manager of environmental businesses. In 1974 he became VP-General Manager of Oxy-Catalyst, subsidiary of Research-Cottrell.

After retiring in 1987, Fred assisted businesses in corporate development. He volunteered for churches, hospitals and other non-profit organizations. He was devoted to his loving family and its heritage.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation, (honoring Lindsey M. Baur) DBAfoundation.org or The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, (honoring Katie Davis) nationalmssociety.org

Private burial was in Pittsburgh, PA.

Robert Jordon Gilliland, ‘49

                                                    Robert J. Gilliland, “Bob,” the first man to fly the world's fastest                                                  manned aircraft ever built, the SR-71 Blackbird, died July 4, 2019                                              in Rancho Mirage, CA. Born in Memphis, TN on May 1, 1926, he                                                 made aviation his life, culminating during the Cold War as the                                     Chief Test Pilot for the SR-71 Blackbird at Lockheed's "Skunk                                         Works," the ultra-secret aviation facility in Burbank, CA. The                                                 government charged Lockheed with the urgent development of a                                                 manned aircraft that could fly faster and higher than anything ever                                                 created. The SR-71 was America's answer. It's performance, even                                                 now, over 50 years later, has never been equaled. Bob led its test                                                     program and flew it on its maiden flight on December 22, 1964.
Graduating June 1944 from Webb School at Bell Buckle, TN, he enlisted for the Navy but was soon appointed to the Naval Academy at Annapolis. Upon graduation in 1949, he was commissioned a Second lieutenant in the U. S. Air Force, where he trained in America's early jets before being assigned to a veteran front line fighter squadron in Germany. While there he won his Air Wing's Aerial Gunnery "Top Gun" competition, which 2ndLTs were not supposed to win. During the Korean War, he was reassigned to Taegu Air Base where he flew F-84's in the air war over North Korea. Returning to the US, he was assigned to the USAF Research and Development group at Eglin Air Force Base, FL. 
He left the service to assist in his father's business. Upon his dad's death, he returned to his first love, aviation, as a part of Lockheed's F-104 Starfighter test flight group in Palmdale, CA. In early 1962, he was recalled to Burbank by the chief of the Skunk Works, the legendary Kelly Johnson. Johnson asked him to lead the test flight program for the highly secret "article"— the future Blackbird. 
Bob flight tested the "article" at Area 51, a secret facility in the Nevada desert, for later delivery and use by the CIA. After changes to correct problems identified flying from the grounds desert heat to sub-zero conditions at altitude, Kelly Johnson picked Bob to fly the final and newest version of the SR-71 Blackbird. Under the callsign "Dutch 51," Bob successfully piloted the SR-71 Blackbird on its maiden flight on December 22, 1962. His work continued until the envelope of the plane was fully developed and delivered to the USAF. During these development years, he accumulated more Mach 3 plus experimental flight test time than any other pilot in the world.
Even after President Johnson acknowledged the Blackbird existed, little was released beyond what air controllers saw on their radar screens: the fastest and highest-flying aircraft ever created, rocketing at over three times the speed of sound on the edge of space at 80,000 feet. Long before Bob was allowed to comment on "his work," colleagues at the Society of Experimental Test Pilots recognized the magnitude of his achievements and honored him as the top test pilot/astronaut, the year after the Mercury 7 astronauts received the award. 
Although over the course of the development program several aircraft were lost, no Blackbird was ever shot down despite the thousands of surface-to-air missiles fired at it by hostile countries.
Since its declassification, Bob has been honored with virtually every significant aviation award in the western world, including the top award— enshrinement into the National Aviation Hall of Fame. His story as a test pilot was recently featured in an hour-long documentary on the Smithsonian Channel. Bob's life is the subject of a book scheduled for release later next year with the foreword written by Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger ("Miracle on the Hudson").
He leaves two children, a daughter, Anne Gilliland Hayes, M.D. (spouse Richard Hayes, M.D.) of Reno, NV, and a son, Robert J. Gilliland, Jr., a lawyer (spouse Kim Gilliland) in Palm Desert, CA, and five grandchildren: Laura Hayes, Nathaniel Hayes, Stuart Hayes, Scott Gilliland, and Heather Gilliland. He also leaves a brother, James S. Gilliland (spouse Lucia Gilliland), of Memphis. 
A Celebration of Life will be held to honor Bob's extraordinary life with his family and friends in the future. Donations in Bob's name should be directed to either the Palm Springs Air Museum, March Field Air Museum, or to one of the U.S. military veteran organizations. Beyond that, Bob requested that his ashes be sprinkled in his favorite trout stream.

The Desert Sun July 9, 2019                                            Posted: 14 July 2019


William H Bartlett, ‘49

Dr. William H. (Bill, Doc B) Bartlett of Middleton, WI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on June 3, 2015, at Attic Angel Place. Bill was born on August 17, 1926, in Pontiac, IL, to Dr. F. Herbert Bartlett, a TB sanitarium physician, and Lucy Weeks Bartlett. Growing up in Muskegon, MI, he was voted "Class Athlete" at Muskegon High, lettering in football, basketball and baseball, and worked as a lifeguard on Muskegon's Lake Michigan beaches. Bill played football for Michigan State; the U.S. Naval Academy; and his beloved University of Michigan Wolverines, winning "Big 10" and national championships. Supported by his wife, Phyllis, Bill completed his medical degree at University of Michigan. He served his internship at University of Colorado Medical Center; and completed his pediatric residency at Denver's Children's Hospital. 
Bill and Phyllis moved their young family to Madison, WI in 1957, when Bill became the third pediatrician in Dean Clinic's fledgling pediatric practice, which now boasts 25 pediatricians. A beloved pediatric sports medicine pioneer and humanitarian, "Doc B" was Bill's nickname during his 40-year career and the name graced his license plate for decades. During the flu epidemic of January 1960, Doc B recalls making 56 house calls in one weekend, being served a meatloaf sandwich by a family on the east side and dessert by another family on the west side to keep him going. During the polio epidemic of 1964, Doc B organized the massive Dane County Polio Vaccine Drive, which took place at Camp Randall field house. 
When he retired from Dean Clinic in 1993, Doc B was still seeing newborns, many of them the children and even grandchildren of parents he had taken care of as youngsters. In retirement, he remained active in community service until illness curtailed his activities. 
Doc B received countless local, state and national awards, including "Wisconsin Pediatrician of the Year" in 1991; the American Academy of Pediatrics "Dr. Thomas E. Shaffer Award" for Lifetime Contributions to Pediatric Sports Medicine in 2002; and the Madison Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. Doc B also served on dozens of professional and public service organizations. He was founder and president of Dane County Sports Medicine Council; and served on the Governors Council for Health and Physical Fitness; the Special Olympics Board of Directors; and Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. Doc B was a longtime WIAA Medical Coverage Coordinator and spearheaded the "Foundation for Madison Public Schools Athletic Training Rooms Program." For many years he served as team physician at Memorial and La Follette high schools. In his honor, Memorial students created a special cheer just for him; and La Follette named their new field house "Bartlett Fieldhouse." A lifelong Michigan Wolverines fan, Doc B was also an avid supporter of the University of Wisconsin's (UW) athletic teams as a "Bucky's Ambassador" and organizer of the annual "Crazylegs Classic Run."
Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Phyllis; his three children: Michael James of Madison (Dewayne), Mary Lisbeth of Philadelphia (Roy) and Peter Belgrave of Dallas (Monica); three grandchildren: Oliver Bartlett Backes, Ashley Nicole Bartlett, and Blake Belgrave Bartlett; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, George W. Bartlett and Dr. Richard J. Bartlett.
Doc B and Phyllis were devout members of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church for over half a century, where Bill served on the Vestry and Phyllis served on Altar Guild. They donated an ornate gold cross that graces the church's sanctuary. Doc B adored ice cream (especially from UW's Babcock Hall) but gave it up for Lent every single year of his adult life. In his spare time, Doc B was an avid golfer and cribbage player who loved to win (understatement of the century) and ran in dozens of marathons for charity. He was, however, admittedly terrible at playing charades. Doc B loved to vacation at the family's "Bartlett Pair" cottage on Lake Michigan in Door County, enjoying gardening, eagle-spotting, swimming and playing sports on the beach with his grandkids. He relished his daughter's whitefish chowder (with an ice-cold glass of Spotted Cow lager, Merkt's cheese spread on Ritz crackers, and cherry pie ala mode), as well as roasting Bley's homemade brats with his family at their beachside fire pit, where he often crooned his favorite song, Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher," while toasting marshmallows for "S'mores" under the stars.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 21, Father's Day, to celebrate a great father, husband and doctor, at 2PM at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1833 Regent Street, Madison, with Father Andy Jones presiding. There will be a reception in the parish hall following the service. Burial will take place at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Jacksonport, Door County overlooking Doc B's beloved Lake Michigan shoreline. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 21, from 1 PM at St. Andrews until the time of the service.
The Bartlett family extends their heartfelt thanks to the remarkable and loving staff and volunteers of Attic Angel Place, Dr. Connie Andringa, Father Andy Jones, Pat Bernhardt, Sharon Borland, Bernadette Geoghegan, Carolyn and Phil Klemett, and countless other friends and family, for their invaluable support during Doc B's final illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Madison School District Athletic Training Rooms, c/o Jeremy Schlitz, CAA Athletic Director, Madison Memorial HS, 201 So. Gammon Rd., Madison WI 53717-1499.
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Alfred Clark Boughton, III, ‘49 

                                                    Alfred Clark Boughton III, (Ace) passed away peacefully May 31, 2019                                                 in Bradenton, FL with his beloved wife of 69 years, Mickey, by his side.                                         Ace was the son of Clark and Kathryn Boughton born May 1, 1927 in                                                     Cleveland, OH, and grew up in the Chicago, IL area. 
                                                  He graduated from Loyola Academy in 1944, and the United States Naval                                                 Academy in 1949. During his Naval career, he participated in the Korean                                                 Invasion of Inchon before getting his wings as a Naval Aviator. He flew                                                     the P2V Neptune on anti-submarine patrol with Squadron VP-26 in the                                            North Atlantic. He then was assigned to the staff of FLTAIRWING-3                                                     Atlantic, stationed at Quonset Point, RI. 
After leaving the Naval service, he had a successful career at McGraw Hill Publishing Company. He worked as the sales manager for Aviation Week magazine (Boston, MA); then publisher for Missiles and Rockets (Washington, DC). He was a sales manager at Business Week Magazine in Chicago; Washington & NYC for 28 years until his retirement. 
Ace was always active with the USNA Class of ’49. serving as Class President for 5 years during which he oversaw a major class project, the refurbishment of the historic ‘49 House in Annapolis. Later served on the advisory staff at USNA. He was President of the Masqueraders while a midshipman at USNA and continued to act in community theatres in Chicago, Annapolis, and Sarasota. In retirement he loved playing golf and painting and was an active member of Tara Golf and Country Club in Bradenton, where lived for the last 20 years. 
He will be dearly missed by his wife Mickey (Freeman) and their six children; Ann (Thomas Davis); Gus (Genie Brake); Ellen (Tom Fix); Joan (Henry Kleeman); Katie (Barry Burdiak); Mary (Patrick Kinmartin) and his sister Kathryn Donovan. He was grandfather to 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. 
A funeral mass will be held, Wednesday, June 19th, at 10:30am, at Church of St. Patrick Catholic Church, 7900 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34241.
A graveside service with full military honors will be held, Wednesday, June 19th, at 12:20pm, at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9840 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241.
Memorials may be made to St. Patricks’ Church, 7900 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34241, Resurrection House, 507 Kumquat Ct., Sarasota, FL 34236, or the USNA Foundation, 274 Wood Road, Annapolis, MD 21402.

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Patrick Gordon O'Keefe, '49

​                                                    CAPT Patrick Gordon O'Keefe, USN (Ret) set sail on his final and                                                     greatest voyage on June 6, 2019 at Annapolis, MD. He was born the                                                     second child of Judge Arthur J. O'Keefe, Jr. and Eleonora "Noni" Gordon                                                     O'Keefe on October 19, 1926 in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from                                                     Jesuit High and briefly attended Notre Dame University and Tulane                                                     University before enlisting in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He                                                     was admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy from the Fleet by competitive                                                     examination in 1945. He graduated and was commissioned in the Class                                                     of 1949. 
                                                    Upon graduation he married Patricia Mary Carlin of New Orleans                                                     (Deceased), his lifelong love. Together they had five children, Patrick                                                     (Mirna), Timothy (Marcia), Sean (Laura), Kathleen (Joe Tynan) and Shannon. He will also be missed by ten grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, several great grandchildren, and his sole surviving sibling, Michael H. O'Keefe of New Orleans.
He defended his country for 25 years as an active duty Naval Officer in the submarine service, the "Silent Service," and was a decorated veteran. He retired from active duty in 1974 following his final command tour as Supervisor of Shipbuilding in Groton, CT. 
In later civilian life, he was Executive Vice-President of Bath Iron Works in Bath, ME where he supervised the construction of 25 ARLEIGH BURKE class destroyers and 3 TICONDEROGA class cruisers. 
In final retirement, he maintained his ever-active mind by attending Bowdoin College in Maine, studying German literature and astrophysics. He was a devoted husband and father whose kindly, sage advice and dry wit will be sorely missed by all his progeny whose company he so enjoyed. He lived the motto of his graduating class at Annapolis, "Non Sibi Sed Patria" (not for myself but for country). He loved his God, his country, and his family. He passed away on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, what would have been his 70th wedding anniversary, and his youngest child's birthday. How typically precise of him. 
The family wishes to thank the staff of Ginger Cove for keeping him comfortable until the end. A funeral and interment at Arlington National Cemetery beside the wife he adored will follow at a later date. An online guest book is available at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com.

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William Wesley Potter, '49
Philip M. Shiekman, '49

Philip M. Shiekman Esq. died February 6, 2017 in Miami FL. Formerly of Bala Cynwyd, PA, he was the husband of Irene (nee Bruder) and the late Judith (nee Gruberg). Father of Stephen J. (Linda Glass) Shiekman, Carol (Mark) Slosberg, Sally (Derek) Miller and the late Robert Shiekman; brother of Morton Shiekman; grandfather of Julie, Rachel, Sarah, Hannah, Jessica, Jacob and Leia; Great grand-father of Leo.
He entered the U. S. Naval Academy in 1945 and was a dash man on the track team before leaving to study law at Harvard University, where he earned a JD. He served as a First Lieutenant in the U. S. Army before resigning his commission and becoming an attorney with Fox Rothchild LLP in Philadelphia, PA.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to Services, Thursday 12 Noon at JOSEPH LEVINE AND SONS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 4737 Street Road, Trevose, PA. Internment will be at Roosevelt Memorial Park. The family will return to Har Zion Synagogue immediately following Interment and respectfully request that contributions in his memory be made to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

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