Robert George Kuhne
Robert G. Kuhne of Northbrook, Il died May 26, 2016. Bob was born September 28, 1926 is survived by his wife of 67 years, Barbara; sons Robert, David, and Richard; 17 grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son William.
Bob graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy June 3, 1949 with a BS degree, was commissioned ensign in the regular Navy, and married Barbara that day. His duty assignments were mainly aboard surface ships – USS Eldorado, USS Rogers, CO USS PC-1078, USS Monongahela, and XO USS Edmonds. Ashore Bob was assigned to ONR, Washington. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Bob opted to resign his commission in 1958.
Bob attended University of California, Berkley, receiving an MBA degree in 1960. He joined General Electric at the Vallecites Atomoc Laboratory until 1966. He returned to the San Francisco area joining Lockheed Missiles and Space, Co. in Sunnyvale. In 1973 he moved to Chicago-headquartered architectural engineering firm.
Bob and Barbara enjoyed living in Northbrook during working years and remained during their retirement years.
Posted: 3 June 1949
John Hancock Vice
CAPT John Hancock Vice, "Jack", of Lemoyne and formerly of Shiremanstown, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at his home. Born July 10, 1926 in New Haven, CT, he was a son of the late Loren and Helen (Speh) Vice.
Jack graduated from Manchester High School where he starred on the baseball, track and football teams. While waiting for his admission to the U. S. Naval Academy, he served as a seaman in the Navy during World War II. He graduated with a BS degree in engineering and was commissioned an ensign on June 3, 1949.
Jack married his high school sweetheart, Betty A. Carrigan, the following day. He remained on active duty earning the Combat Action Ribbon during the Korean War. He resigned his regular commission June 30, 1960 and served in the Naval Reserves for a full 30 years of service, achieving the rank of Captain. He continued his education by receiving his MBA from Temple University. He also retired from the Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot where he managed the accounting systems department.
Jack's devotion to the Naval Academy never diminished and he served for many years as a field recruitment officer, interviewing high school students who had an interest in military. He particularly focused on encouraging high caliber female candidates and always encouraged women to pursue higher level leadership opportunities. Upon retirement, Jack took his life-long hobby of investing to a new level and became a certified financial planner with additional certificates in insurance and investments. He worked part time for Anchor Financial Services and was always willing to share his investment and tax advice with friends, family, and everyone he befriended. Jack always supported education and as a result of his influence, nine of his surviving family members have advanced degrees. Jack's generosity extended to his annual giving to countless charities. He was a generous life time contributor to the Naval Academy from his Class of 1949, and was a life time contributor to Temple University and Trinity High School. Whenever he learned of a worthwhile cause, Jack was more than willing to contribute to it, especially if it encouraged educational pursuits. Jack loved working in his garden and shared his bounty with all of his neighbors and friends. He loved to gather a group of friends to attend shows and concerts. He enjoyed traveling and looked forward every year to family vacations in the Outer Banks and St Thomas, USVI. Jack was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a former parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church both in Mechanicsburg. John also was a member of the US Naval Academy Retired Officers Association, the Leisure Club, and the St. Joseph's bereavement group. John was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years Elizabeth. Surviving are his four children: Lynn Vice and husband Dan Reshel of Milwaukee, WI; Jackie Vice-Black and husband David of Media, PA; Betta Vice of Macon, GA; and John Vice and wife Michelle of Oceanside, NY; a brother Robert Vice and wife Dorothy of Nashua, NH as well as 11 grandchildren: Alanna, Rianna, Dave, Chris, Anthony, Jonathan, Jeremy, Max, Leann, Addison and Alexandra. He was a kind, generous, caring person who never stopped working for the good of others until the day he died. His family loved him very much and will miss him dearly.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM Monday, June 6, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Mechanicsburg. Burial with military honors will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Viewing will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Sunday, June 5th at Malpezzi Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. The family will be receiving guests on Sunday 11:30-1:30 PM and on Monday following the burial for light refreshments at 312 W. Courtland Avenue, Shiremanstown, PA.
Posted: 5 June 2016
Virginia R. Schaufelberger
Virginia (Ginia) R. Schaufelberger passed away at her home on Fripp Island, SC on May 9, 2016. Ginia was born in Valparaiso, IN on May 3, 1927 to Thomas and Margaret Robinson. She moved with her family to Detroit where Ginia met Al Schaufelberger, her future husband, at a fraternity picnic when they were both 16 years old. They married shortly after Al graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1949.
His career as a Naval Aviator required a series of cross country moves. With each change of duty station, Ginia worked to establish a sense of home for the family, which grew to include four children. When Al's squadron deployed for duty during Vietnam, it fell upon Ginia to accompany Navy Chaplains to notify families of the squadron pilots, that their men had failed to return from a mission. She handled this difficult responsibility with care, grace and compassion.
With four young children, Ginia realized that she needed to be better prepared to support her family should Al be lost. To this end, she commuted hundreds of miles a week to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Pathology from Fresno State College. She would later earn a Master of Education degree in Special Education from American University. Ginia worked for public and private schools while caring for her family and completing her own education.
Fripp Island became their home base for world travels when Ginia and Al both retired in 1975. She shared amazing adventures with Al during their fishing trips to Alaska, Canada and South America. An avid and aggressive card player, Ginia bid and made seemingly impossible bridge contracts. She also became a well-respected golfer on Fripp and a valued member of many winning foursomes. Ginia also served as a fireman and driving instructor for the Fripp Island Volunteer Fire Department. She was elevated to this post due to her fire truck driving skills, ability as a trainer and most importantly, tact.
Ginia and Al were devoted to each other for over 64 years. As she had throughout her life, she strove to maintain a sense of home for him on Fripp. He was able to enjoy the incredible vista from their living room throughout his final days. As was her wish, Ginia enjoyed her final days with the same vista.
Ginia is survived by her children Marg (Pat Conniff), Kris (Dennis Adams) and Tom (Joanne Kyros) as well as her six grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Albert A. Schaufelberger III and her husband Albert A. Schaufelberger, Jr. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to an animal shelter or rescue of your choice.
A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, June 18th in the Chapel on Fripp Island with a reception to follow at the residence.
obituarydata.com Posted: 15 June 2016
James Otis Clark
James Otis Clark passed away June 7, 2016, at his home in Leonardtown, MD surrounded by his loving family, including some of his great grandchildren. He was born February 16, 1925 in Moorehead, IA to the late Irvin Paul Clark and Carrie Armintha Lewis. On February 10, 1943, James enlisted in the U. S. Navy. While serving, he was offered an opportunity to take the entrance exam for the U. S. Naval Academy and chose to do so with the result of a ranking of 14th from 1,000 tested. After 2 years at the USNA, his eyesight became impaired and he was told that he could not be offered a commission as an officer. As a result, he transferred to the University of Tennessee where he earned a BS in Electrical Engineering. On July 23, 1952, he married his beloved wife, Georgia Leona Crabtree in Oakridge, TN. Together they celebrated over 63 wonderful years of marriage. After all those years together, his granddaughter noted that you could still see the twinkle in his eye every time he looked at his wife. He began his career as an electrical engineer with Westinghouse and worked his way up to an executive. As a representative of Westinghouse, he was one of the first American business men to enter China when that country opened its borders to trade with the USA. Ironically, he now has two wonderful great granddaughters who were adopted from China. After 32 years of dedicated service, he retired from Westinghouse as a Vice President of the High Speed Elevator Division. His greatest joy was spending time with his wife and family. In addition to his beloved wife, Leona, James is also survived by his daughters, Sharon "Sherri" Wolf (Tom) of Leonardtown, Pamela "Pam" Scott (Craig Wasson) of Swanton, MD, and Melinda Bellafronte of Leonardtown, MD; his grandchildren: Kate Vourazeris, Lorrin Noonan, Llaen Coston-Clark, Brae Coston-Clark, Dan Bellafronte and Carrie Bellafronte; his great grandchildren: Blake Vourazeris, Caleb Vourazeris, Moriah Vourazeris, Mary Vourazeris, Abby Mei Noonan, and Bekah Noonan; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his son, Dennis Wayne "Danyaon" Coston-Clark, and his brothers Donald Clark, Paul Clark and Kenneth Clark. All services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Condolences may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.
Herman Morris Bading
Herman Morris Bading died June 24, 2016 in Annapolis, MD. He was born September 24, 1926 in Mount Holly, NJ where he was raised by his parents, Anna and Herman Bading. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1949.
Two years later he married Dorothy Bradford (Dottie), beginning 62 years of the happiest marriage. Together they had a daughter, Julie, and a son, Casey. Herm was a warm, loving, and supportive father. After 25 years in the Navy and traveling all over the world, he and Dottie settled in the Annapolis area in 1970.
Herm loved sailing on the bay with Dottie, Navy Football, playing Bridge, and being part of the "Academy Family". He will be missed for his kindness, easy laugh, and love. The family requests that prayers be said in his name.
The Capital Gazette on July 3, 2016 Posted: July 19, 2016
Lloyd Nims Hoover
CAPT Lloyd N. Hoover, U. S. Navy (Ret) passed away July 2, 2016 in Altadena, CA at the age of 91. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife and partner of 66 years, Betsy, his son Richard (Nancy), his daughter Barbara, grandsons Stephen (Ellie) and Christopher (Kylie), and brother Herbert.
Lloyd was born in Springfield, MA September 23, 1924 to Lloyd and Elizabeth Hoover and grew up in Wilbraham, MA. He graduated from the US Naval Academy with distinction in 1949 and became a Naval Aviator. Lloyd and Betsy were married on July 1, 1950, in Springfield, MA. During his career, he flew most of the Navy’s front-line fighter aircraft, and was both a test pilot and a combat pilot. He commanded a squadron of fighter aircraft leading them in numerous missions over Vietnam. Lloyd also served as the Commanding Officer of USS Francis Marion (LPA-249). Lloyd’s military decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross with 3 Stars, the Bronze Star, 8 Air Medals, 3 Navy Commendation Medals, 2 Navy Unit Commendation Medals, and a number of other decorations. After retiring from the Navy in 1979, Lloyd and Betsy settled in Altadena, and for the past 37 years Altadena has been home. During that time, Lloyd had a second career with the Northrup Corporation, playing a key role in the development of the B-2 Stealth Bomber and other advanced aircraft. After retirement from Northrup, Lloyd became active in several local groups including the British United Services Club and the Yanks Air Museum. He enjoyed attending the Los Angeles Opera with Betsy, and supporting her work with the Pasadena Opera Guild and the Altadena Guild of the Huntington Memorial Hospital. Lloyd was also very proud of his children and grandchildren, and the role he played in their lives and accomplishments. Lloyd never stopped learning. During his career in the Navy, he earned Master Degrees in Aeronautical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering (MIT), Political Science (Auburn University), and an MBA. After his retirement, Lloyd earned a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree and an Engineer in Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of Southern California. A Memorial Service and celebration of his life was held at The Church of Our Savior (535 W. Roses Rd., San Gabriel, CA) on Saturday, July 23rd. Memorial donations may be made in Lloyd’s name to the Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) of Pasadena, CA (http://hmri.org/) or to a charity of your choice. Posted: July 23, 2016
Conrad Cope Miller Jr.
Mr. Conrad "Bud" Cope Miller, Jr., 90, died June 29, 2016, at the Seabrook Fraser Center where he was working hard in physical therapy and expecting a full recovery from a recent car accident. He was born April 13, 1926 in Macon, Georgia, the first son of Conrad Cope miller and Ruth Viola Dodd Miller. Bud was a 1949 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served 6 years in the Mine Squad IV, United States Atlantic Fleet. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Naval Occupation Service Medal. He resigned his commission as Commander, Mine Squad IV, May 21, 1954.
Bud returned to Easton, PA to join the family construction company and later became president. While living in Easton, Mr. Miller was an active member of The Easton Anglers. He also with the permission from the Daughters of the American Revolution was responsible for the exterior restoration of the Parsons-Taylor House who was a signee of the Declaration of Independence. In addition, Mr. Miller installed an 18th century garden adjacent to the house. The garden was in the memory of Kenneth Kressler. In 1976, he sold the company to his employees.
Two years later, he moved with his wife to Hilton Head Island where he became an enthusiastic amateur chef, an accomplished gardener, and an avid bridge player.
Survivors: He leaves his son Conrad Cope Miller III of Easton, PA, his daughter Emily Rowan Cronin, her husband Daniel Christopher, their son, Jared Maxwell of Wilmington, N.C. and his ex-wife, Patricia Keller of Easton, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Henry Maxwell Miller. Mr. Miller leaves the two cats he adored, Pork Chop and Gus, who have found a new nurturing home.
Services: A grave side service was held on July 15, 2016. Mr. Miller was buried next to his parents in the Greenwood Cemetery in Nazareth, PA.
Published Morning Call Aug. 15, 2016 Posted: August 16, 2016
Helen J. Brady
Helen J. Brady, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in Annapolis surrounded by her family. She was born September 1, 1926 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania to Elmer and Sara Berkeihiser and was the youngest of six children. She attended the University of Pennsylvania Nursing School, graduating in 1948.
She married Robert E. Brady in 1955, raised two children and enjoyed the challenging and rewarding lifestyle of a family, traveling and relocating frequently, and meeting new friends. She resumed her nursing career in 1973, serving at the Anne Arundel Medical Center until retirement in 1988.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Elmer, Henry and Dick, and sisters Dorothy and Bessie. She is survived by her husband, her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and May Brady, her daughter Patricia Brady, and her grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah and Kaitlyn.
Helen genuinely enjoyed people, and she had a gift for making others feel welcome and at ease around her. The essence of her life was caring for others. She did this professionally as nurse, but moreover, with family and friends, and most especially as a wife, a mother and a grandmother. She will be remembered as a bright shining light by her family, the various hospitals and communities in which she served, and by the countless lives she touched and improved.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016 at 1100 at Friendship Hall in the Ginger Cove Community, followed immediately by a reception. A private inurnment will be at the Naval Academy Columbarium in Annapolis.
The Brady family extends its deepest gratitude to all the staff at Ginger Cove, specifically those in the nursing facility for their attentiveness and loving care. Memorials may be made in Helen’s name to St. Mary’s Catholic Church/Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Online condolences may be made at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com.
Posted: August 18, 2016
James Walter Beeler, Jr.
CDR James W. Beeler Jr., US Navy (Ret), passed away peacefully Thursday, September 1, 2016, at the age of 91, surrounded by his family and the many friends he had made at Brookdale Broadway Cityview, Fort Worth, TX. Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Beth, March 11, 2015. Jim was born on February 9, 1925, to James Walter Beeler Sr. and Myrtle Forrester Beeler in Cabool, MO. Jim joined the Navy in 1943 and went into the V-12 program after which he went to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. After graduation from the Academy in 1949, he married his wife, Beth, and began flight training to become a naval aviator. Jim retired as a commander after 25 years of service in 1968.
During his service in the Navy, Jim and Beth had four children. After retiring from the Navy, the family moved to Arlington, TX, where Jim went to work for Vought Aeronautics as a project engineer. In 1987, he retired from Vought and moved to Burleson, TX, where he became a Certified Master Gardner with the Agriculture Extension Office in Fort Worth, providing information on gardening at Home and Garden shows, giving talks to civic clubs and schools, and volunteering at the Extension Office in Fort Worth.
He is survived by: his son, Jim and wife, Linda; his daughters, Kathy Beeler, Karen Sulak and husband, Wayne, and Patricia Berry and her husband, Andrew. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Interment is 10 am, Wednesday September 7 in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery after a brief ceremony.
The family would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to Brookdale Broadway Cityview 3rd floor caregivers, especially his nurse, Joe, who cared for him so well over the last few years. Thanks also to VITAS Hospice staff who assisted in his care over the past 6 months. Jim was well loved by all as evidenced by the many caregivers from both organizations who came in to say good-bye over the last few days of his life on earth.
Star-Telegram from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2016 posted: September 6, 2016
Mark Bernard Lechleiter, Jr.
CAPT Mark B. Lechleiter, Jr., U.S. Navy, (Ret), aged 90 passed away on September 7, 2016 in Schertz, TX. He was born on June 15th, 1926 in Glendale, CA to Mark Bernard and Kathryn (Casey) Lechleiter, Sr., both of whom have preceded him in death. Mark received a congressional appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy entering in 1945 and graduating with distinction with the Class of 1949 earning a BS degree and being commissioned an ensign in the regular Navy. Later he attended the U. S. Naval Post Graduate School. He served during the Korean and Vietnam wars retiring in 1978.
Among his special achievements, the most prestigious are the Bronze Star with "V" Device, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V" and Gold Star.
Capt. Lechleiter is survived by his daughter Stephanie Lechleiter Hoehne and son-in-law John Hoehne, Sr., of Schertz, Texas; grandkids John Hoehne, Jr., and Mary Katheryn Chelidona, both of Maryland; great grandkids Zachary and Allyson Chelidona, also of Maryland. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 9th, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Colonial Funeral Home in Universal City, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to a Veteran's organization of your choice.
Colonial Funeral Home Posted: 15 September 2016
John Vernon Josephson
Rear Admiral John Vernon Josephson, USN, Retired, of Pinehurst, NC, died September 12, 2016 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. He was 89.
Known as “Joe” to family and friends, he was born in Deer Lodge, Montana, on March 22, 1927. He especially enjoyed the Western mountains and all outdoor activities, and his roots were ever present throughout his life.
Joe chose a military career. After attending Virginia Military Institute for one year, he was given an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, by then Montana U.S. Representative Mike Mansfield. He graduated with the Class of 1949 and was commissioned an Ensign in 1949. Earning his wings in Pensacola, FL the following year, he flew P2Vs, then P3 Orion, and later helicopters while commanding the USS Iwo Jima.
On December 21, 1949, Joe married the love of his life Mary Ellen Allison of Washington, DC. The couple had two children, Susan and Peter, and shared almost 67 years of marriage in 26 homes, but who’s counting! He was a devoted, loving and generous husband and father. His favorite hobbies included golf, reading and sports, especially Naval Academy football and Duke basketball, and he was a member of the Country Club of North Carolina for 28 years.
Joe had a distinguished naval career that spanned 36 years. It included commands of two patrol squadrons (VP-5 and VP-30), command of the dock landing ship USS Portland and command of the carrier USS Iwo Jima, which were all awarded the “E” award for excellence. He served as Aide to the Chief of Naval Personnel and then as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Navy, Europe, in London, UK. In 1964 he was Naval Assistant to the Military Aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson, for which he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal.
He completed two programs at the Naval War College: Command and Staff Course, and the School of Naval Warfare, for which he was a distinguished graduate. While at the School of Naval Warfare, he also received a master’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.
Joe went on to serve as Commander Patrol Wings Pacific with responsibility for all P3 Orion air stations on the West Coast, Hawaii and Alaska. He then served as military deputy for the NATO Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium. After finishing active duty at the Pentagon, he retired on September 1, 1982. In March 1984 he was recalled to be Director, Navy Council of Personnel Boards. He retired from that position on April 1, 1987 and then consulted for Presearch in Washington, DC.
J oe received many decorations and awards: three Legions of Merit, two Navy Commendation Medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars, United Nations Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Clara Josephson, a sister Lorna Lillis, a nephew Joe Lillis and a niece Anne Lillis.
Joe is survived by his wife Mary Ellen of Pinehurst, NC; a daughter Susan Josephson of Raleigh, NC; a son Peter Josephson of Atlanta, GA (Susan Hartsfield); and a nephew John Lillis of Auburn, CA.
Family and friends will celebrate Joe's life at a memorial service at 11am on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 350 E. Massachusetts Avenue, Southern Pines, NC. The inurnment will take place at the U.S. Naval Academy at a later date.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Foundation of FirstHealth, PO Box 3000, Pinehurst, NC 28374 or the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, USNAF Gift Processing, 291 Wood Road, Annapolis, MD 21402 or Sandhills Community College Foundation 3395 Airport Road Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Boles Funeral Home Posted: 28 Sep 2016
Lawrence G. O'Connell
Lawrence (Larry) G. O'Connell passed away in Vacaville, CA Saturday, July 23, 2016 with his loving wife Fern and daughter Mary by his side. Larry was an outstanding husband, father, friend, engineer, a devout Irish Catholic, and a loyal U.S. Marine Corps Officer. Larry will be missed by all who knew him for his sincerity, fortitude, and tender heart.
Larry was born in Oakland, CA November 28, 1924 and began his studies at University of California, Berkeley. He entered the Marine Corps and was recommended to attend Naval Academy Preparatory School in Bainbridge, to compete with over a hundred other marines for a Secretary of the Navy appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He was one of 10 marines to win appointments. He entered with the Class of 1949 and graduated in the upper half of his class, received a BS degree, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the USMC. He married Fern De Hart with whom he would raise five beautiful children.
Larry’s first assignment was to Marine Corps Base Quantico. VA joining the 6th Basic Class for marine officer training. He served as an infantry officer during the Korean War, receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star with two clusters for his valor in combat. He resigned his commission as a Captain in the USMC.
After leaving the Marine Corps, he transitioned into a career as an energy engineer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and the Electric Power Research Institute, where he became a lead investigator on atomic energy and the electric car. In his later career, he was known as a well-published expert who was called upon by the National Department of Transportation to present his finding to Congress to help promote the advancement of the electric car.
Lawrence is survived by his adoring wife Fern; his devoted children Neil, Susan, Mary, and Nancy; his grandchildren Brian, Sean, Gregory, Megan, Jeffrey, and Patrick; and his great-grandchildren Dominic, Aurora, Madeline, Josiah, and Jordan. He was preceded in death by his eldest son Larry (III) and his younger brother Reverend William O'Connell, S.M.
His friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Saturday October 15, 2016 at 12:30PM at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette, CA. In lieu of Contributions, Larry would request that those who would like to honor his passing do so by carrying out a good deed. Semper Fi!
East Bay Times on Oct. 9, 2016
Stephen Alexander Gilles
Stephen Alexander Gilles, born December 12, 1926, in Syracuse, NY, to Stephen and Gertrude (Caldbeck) Gilles, died peacefully at his home in Utica, NY, on Tuesday,
October 11, 2016, with his wife and family by his side.
A graduate of St. Mary's School in Fulton, NY, a Life Scout, and a Fulton High School valedictorian, Steve attended Cornell University as part of the Navy V-12 Program, was graduated from the United States Naval Academy, and studied Civil Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A lifelong student of history, he received the Naval Academy History Prize for the Class of 1949. A member of Mobile Construction Battalion 6, he loved his country ardently and served in North Africa, Newfoundland, Cuba, and stateside, stations including Rhode Island, Georgia, and Washington, DC, and then for many years in the Naval Reserve, as the Commanding Officer of the Utica Seabees Division 3-31 of Reserve Mobile Construction Battalion 19.
In 1953, Steve married the love of his life, Irene Murphy, of Newport, RI. After working briefly for General Electric, he began his 53 year career with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance. Steve was a Chartered Life Underwriter, a Chartered Financial Planner, a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable, and the President/Owner of L.A. Stewart Associates, specializing in pensions. He served on the Boards of Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the House of The Good Shepherd, Commercial Travelers, US Materials Handling, and St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing. He was a long-standing member of the Utica Rotary Club (and a Paul Harris Fellow), of the Fort Schuyler Club, and of the Debonair Club.
He was predeceased by his sister, Mary E. Gilles. A most devoted husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 63 years, Rena, and their seven children: Stephen (Laurie Feldman) of West Hartford, CT, Mary (Daniel) Atwood of Woodstock, CT, Irene (Robert) Bowers of Virginia Beach, VA, Martha (Brian) Boyle of New Hartford, NY, Timothy (Jennene Mildenhall) of Melbourne, Australia, Joanne (David Hermann) of Jakarta, Indonesia, and Trudy (Nicholas) Sheldon of New Hartford, NY; as well as by twenty-seven beloved grandchildren: Daniel, Emmett, Marguerite, Carol, Eve and Isaac Gilles, Matt (Anne) Atwood, Steve (Claire) Atwood, Tom (Lexi) Atwood, Tim, Mary, Zachary and Katie Atwood, Christopher (HyunJeung) Bowers, Brendan (Stephanie) Bowers, Molly, Judy, Michael, Reenie and Sam Bowers, Molly (Jack) Brady, Maddie and John Boyle, Alex and Batleen Hermann, and Michael and Brendan Sheldon; and by twelve great-grandchildren: Peter and William Atwood, Paul, Teresa and Marian Atwood, Gabriel Atwood, James, Brian and Daniel Bowers, and Kate, Anna and Alexandra Bowers.
Blessed with many gifts of mind and person, Steve was still more notable for his virtues: irreproachable honesty, exemplary courage and altruism, legendary generosity, tenacious loyalty, the warmest hospitality, an irrepressible sense of fun, and an adherence to the Catholic faith which shaped his entire life. A daily communicant for decades and a devoted member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, he belonged to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish for many years and in later life to St. John the Evangelist Parish.
The family wishes to thank all who so attentively cared for Steve in recent years, including Dr. Kevin McCormick, Oxford Homecare, and Hospice Care. In memory of Steve, you may wish to contribute to the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, OH 44883 at www.tiffinfranciscans.org or Food for the Poor, 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 at www.foodforthepoor.org.
Calling hours will be Sunday, October 16, from 2-5 p.m. at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 13 Oxford Road, New Hartford. The funeral will be on Monday, October 17, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 66 Oxford Road, New Hartford.
Online messages of sympathy may be left at www.dfwefh.com.
The Observer-Dispatch on Oct. 14, 2016Posted: 15 October 2016
Philip Jerome Koehler
Philip J. Koehler Sr., 88, of Shannondell, PA, formerly of St. Davids, died October 7, 2016. Philip was born November 19, 1927 in New York City and graduated from Loomis School. He received a congressional appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy, entering in 1949, and graduating with the Class of 1949. Philip earned a BS degree and was commissioned an ensign. He served in the Korean War and was a member of the UDT team 3 (Navy Seal). Awards included: World War II Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Unit Citation, Korean Service Medal, and European-African Mideast Campaign Medal. Philip resigned his commission as a lieutenant August 1, 1956.
Philip started his civilian career in New Jersey and ended his professional career as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Uniform Tubes in Collegeville Pa.
He is the husband of Virginia (Nee Goldmark), father of the late Philip J. Koehler Jr. (Susan), Edwin Koehler (Sandra) and Carolyn Wettstein. Grandfather of Philip Koehler III, David Koehler, Gregory Koehler, Robert Koehler, Brandon Koehler, Elsa Wettstein and Benjamin Wettstein.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service Friday 10:30am at Joseph Levine & Sons Memorial Chapels (West), 2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall, PA, www.levinefuneralhome.com . Interment will be private.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the National Navy UTD Seal Museum 33000 N. Highway A1A Fort. Pierce, Fla 34949.
Main Line Media News on Oct. 16, 2016 Posted: 15 October 2016
Ted Max Annenberg
Ted Annenberg died Sunday October 2, 2016 at home in New York City after a difficult struggle with stomach cancer. He was 88 years old, a native and lifelong resident of New York. Ted attended New York Military Academy, then New York University prior to receiving an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. He was a regimental sub-commander and then 9th Company commander. He graduated with distinction standing in the upper five percent of the Class of 1949 earning a BS degree and being commissioned ensign in the regular Navy.
Upon graduation he reported to Pensacola for flight training. Receiving his wings in December 1951, Ted reported to PBM patrol squadron VP-892 (later redesigned as VP-50), based in Japan and patrolling Korean waters. He also served in the Philippines and patrolling the Formosa Straits.
After resigning his commission in 1955, Ted attended Columbia University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He served in the legal department of several corporations including Union Camp Corporation and Standard Brands. Ted retired in 1993 as Vice President and General Counsel of F.W. Woolworth Company.
After retirement, Ted served as an American Bar Association arbitrator and volunteered as a small claims court arbitrator in New York City. He volunteered for a number of years teaching reading and math to adults at Literacy Partners, and as a mediator at The Better Business Bureau.
He is survived by Jan, his wife of 67 years; his son Matthew and daughter-in-law Krista; and grandsons Alex and Nicholas. He has bequeathed a large box full of jokes, not always appropriate, to his grandsons. Donations may be made in Ted's memory to Literacy Partners.
The New York Times on Oct. 16, 2016 Posted: 17 October 2016
Harvey Sydney Henning Jr.
Harvey S. Henning Jr. LCDR, USN (Ret.), 91, of California, MD died October 13, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 20, 1925 in Mansfield, LA to the late Harvey S. Henning Sr. and Margaret Clarke Henning.
Harvey proudly served in the United States Navy from 1943 to his retirement as a Lieutenant Commander in 1967. He began his undergraduate engineering program at Louisiana State University and Tulane, graduating from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1949. He flew some of the first jets from aircraft carriers during the Korean conflict.
After his first wife, Rebecca, died suddenly in 1956, he chose to raise his son and stayed stateside, foregoing reaching flag rank. He earned his Master’s Degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Pennsylvania and became a top Pentagon intelligence expert on the Soviet space program, ending his Naval career at NSA in Fort Meade, MD. As the civilian Project Manager on the High Energy Laser (HEL) Project for the Naval Ordnance Lab, he helped initiate the beginning of missile defense, leading to the end of the Cold War.
On June 20, 1959, while stationed at Point Mugu, CA, Harvey married his beloved wife, then-LT (JG) Merilyn F. Henning (née Gemme) in Pasadena, CA. His hobbies included reading science fiction, woodworking, wine making, and working with computers.
In addition to his beloved wife, Merilyn, he is also survived by his children, Harvey S. Henning III (Teresa) of Huntsville, AL, Eric Britt Henning of Laurel, MD, and Charon E. Henning (Lexie) of Gainesville, FL; his grandson, Ian Miller Mitchell Henning of Laurel Maryland; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his first wife, Rebecca Haile; sister, Margaret Clarke "Peggy" Myers; and daughter-in-law, Betsy Mitchell Henning.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated by Reverend John Ball on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11:00 am at Trinity Episcopal Church, 47477 Trinity Church Road, St. Mary’s City, MD. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:00 am at St. George's Episcopal Church, 7010 Glenn Dale Road, Glenn Dale, MD 20769.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Hospice of St. Mary's County, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650, and Trinity Episcopal Church's Parish Hall Fund, P.O. Box 207, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686.
Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD. Posted: 20 October 2016