Walter Albert Schriefer

                                                    Commander Walter A. Schriefer, USN (Ret), of Virginia Beach,                                                     Virginia went to his eternal home on April 27, 2018. Walter was born                                                     July 22, 1925, in Chicago, son of Walter and Paula Schriefer. He lived                                                     life to glorify God! A sinner saved by grace.
                                                    He enlisted in the U. S. Navy V5/V12 program in 1943. He completed                                                     the "90-day wonder school,” followed by an appointment to the USNA.                                                     Upon graduation in 1949 he served briefly on the USS Wright (CVL-49)                                                     before reporting for flight training.
                                                    He was designated a naval aviator in April 1951 and he married Ellen                                                     Ruth Montgomery of Corpus Christi, Texas on December 16, 1951.
Tours of duty included Monterey; San Diego; Barbers Point; Midway; Lima, Peru; and Dam Neck, Final tour was XO of NAS Guantanamo Bay.
Following retirement, CDR Schriefer taught math at Booker T. Washington, Norfolk and at the engineering department at TCC, Virginia Beach until 1990.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years. They were blessed with 5 sons and 2 daughters; Martin, Ruth (deceased in 1958), Walter, Janet, Frederick, Herbert, William, twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. Walter and Ruth enjoyed traveling the country to visit their children and many national parks. 
Join us to celebrate Walt's life at Prince of Peace Lutheran 424 Kings Grant Rd, VB VA on Friday, May 11th at 6pm. 
In lieu of flowers memorial donations made be made to St. Jude Children's @ STJUDE.ORG or Wycliffe Bible Translators @ WYCLIFFE.ORG . Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. 
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                                                                                                                    Posted: 23 May 2018
Ruth Zapp Lide

                                                          Ruth Zapp Lide, 92, passed away May 22, 2018 in Greensboro, NC. 
                                                    A private Ceremony of Inurnment for the family will be held at                                                     the Christ United Methodist Church Columbarium on Tuesday,                                                     May 29 at 1:30pm with a Celebration of Life service following                                                     at 2:00pm in the sanctuary.
                                                    Ruth was born May 30, 1925 in Newark, NJ. Her parents were                                                     Edmund L Zapp and Augusta Rose Zapp. She graduated from                                                     Palmyra, N.J. high school and from Drexel University in                                                     Philadelphia. She worked as a medical librarian for Hoffman-                                                    LaRoch Pharmaceuticals until her marriage.
Ruth married Theodore (Ted) E Lide, Jr of Greenville, S.C. on June 4, 1949, the day after his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy. This marriage lasted a wonderful 69 years. They both loved to travel and had many great trips to all parts of the world.
Ted resigned from the Navy in 1954 and they settled in Madison, N.C. for the next 25 years. There, Ruth was active in her church holding positions as teacher and a member of many church groups, served on the Madison Library Board, worked with the Cub Scouts and the Girl Scouts, and a member of the Junior and Senior Service Leagues. She was especially proud of her work with the Western Rockingham County Clothing Closet which provided clothing for needy families.
In 1984, the family moved to Greensboro. Here she was active in Christ United Methodist Church serving on several committees, Chairman of The “Reach Out” for shut-ins and Circle Chairman of Circle One. She was a member of the Greensboro Lecture League. Ruth also helped her husband in their travel agency.
She is survived by her husband and three loving children; Theodore E Lide, III in Matthews, NC, Meredith Lide Schoonmaker and husband Grant of Charlotte, NC, and Michael E Lide and wife Tammy of Jamestown, NC. Six grandchildren; Michelle Lide Moore (Brandon), Stephanie Lide Dye (Derek), Grant Schoonmaker, III, Megan Schoonmaker, Nathan Lide, and Sarah Lide. One Great-grandchild, Greyson Dye. Her sister-in-law, Cynthia Zapp, brother-in-law DeVane Lide, and many nieces and nephews. Ruth was preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Edmund L Zapp of Quakertown, PA.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Christ Church Hunger Fund or the Minister’s Discretionary Fund, 410 N Holden Rd Greensboro, NC 27410.

                                                                                Posted: 27 May 2018

Henry Payne Forbes

                                                    Henry P. Forbes, “H.P.,” died peacefully at his home on May                                                     22n, 2018 at the age of 91. He was born in Hammond on May                                                     19, 1927 to Harold and Marie Mitchell Forbes. H.P. graduated                                                     from Culver Military Academy in 1945 and went on to the Naval                                                     Academy, where he graduated in 1949. After graduation, he                                                     served 5 years in the US Navy as a Commanding Officer of                                                     minesweepers, the Osprey and the Swallow. He retired from                                                     active service in 1954 and returned to Hammond where he was                                                     proprietor of Forbes Furniture, Inc. Forbes served in the                                                     Louisiana Air National Guard until his retirement as a Colonel.                                                     He was active in civic engagements including the Hammond Airport Authority, the Town & Gown players, the Downtown Historic District, Jaycees, Rotary, Kiwanis Club and more. He was a private pilot, an avid cook, an amateur radio operator (KC5KJ), and a lay minister and elder with the First Presbyterian Church of Hammond. After retiring from the furniture business, H.P. earned an Associate's degree at Southeastern Louisiana University in Computer Science and worked at the Hammond State School to computerize their office management system. Following the death of his first wife, Nancy Cartwright, in 2002, H.P. married Patricia Heleniak. H.P. is preceded in death by his parents, Harold Arla Forbes and Sarah Marie Mitchell. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Patricia J. Forbes, and his sisters, Dorothy Davis and Faye Klumpp; daughter Cary Rebecca Forbes Arnold (Ritter), son Harold Cartwright Forbes (Katherine), daughter Courtney Forbes (Steve Heizer), stepchildren Catherine Heleniak Tijerino (Roger) and Richard Joseph Heleniak (Heather). Additional family members include eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Forbes donated his body to the Bureau of Anatomical Services. A memorial service will be held July 7 at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Hammond. The family wishes to thank Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care, and all family and friends who provided loving care at his death. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund or Options (Aid to the Handicapped) at 19362 W. Shelton Rd, Hammond -- (985) 345-6269.

                                                                                         Posted: 21 June​ 2018

Richard Glen Greenwood

                                                    Judge Richard G. Greenwood, 90, passed away due to complications                                                     of Parkinson's disease Sunday, July 1, 2018. Richard was born to the                                                     late Ruth and Glen Greenwood on November 4, 1927. His brother,                                                     Thomas, preceded him in death. Richard is survived by his wife of                                                     54 years, Carol, and their children: Amy Pautzke (Jim), Julie                                                     Tennessen (Tom), Brian Greenwood, and Victoria Greenwood;                                                     grandchildren, Carolyn, Mallory, Chloe and Jenna; and a great-                                                    grandson, Linkon. Richard led a colorful and exciting life and had                                                     many friends, both here and abroad. 
                                                    Richard received a congressional appointment to the U.S. Naval                                                     Academy in 1945, graduating with the Class of 1949 with a BS degree and being commissioned ensign in the regular Navy. At USNA, he was active in sports, winning his weight class in the Intercollegiate Boxing Championships. After graduation, Richard attended flight training in Pensacola, FL and Corpus Christi, TX earning his wings. This was followed by night flying training in Key West, FL.
During Korea and Mediterranean deployments, Richard flew from various carriers logging 299 landings - 44 which were at night. His favorite carriers were USS Coral Sea (CVA-42) and USS Leyte (CV-32). His favorite airplanes were the Corsair and Sky Raider. During one mission, while patrolling the Mediterranean Sea, he located and enabled the rescue of a RAF pilot and crew from a remote island near Greece. Richard was invited to the carrier HMS Eagle where he and his new friends celebrated with a bit of grog. 
Richard resigned his active commission August 26, 1955 returning to Wisconsin to attend Marquette University Law School and was a member of the Law Review. He also joined the Naval Air Reserves in Glenview, IL, and flew jets. In 1958, he graduated from law school and returned to Green Bay to practice law. He served as an Assistant District Attorney for Brown County, later becoming Green Bay's City Attorney. 
In 1967, Richard became eligible to practice law before the U. S. Supreme Court. He was appointed Circuit Court Judge for Brown, Kewaunee and Door Counties in 1977, and spent more than 20 years on the bench. He heard many fascinating cases, including the first DNA case in the State of Wisconsin. Richard was a member of the Wisconsin Civil Jury Instruction Committee. His favorite duty was conducting wedding ceremonies. He made house calls, as well as having couples come to the family home to be married. 
Richard enjoyed down-hill skiing and took his family on many ski trips. He also loved traveling throughout the US and abroad with the Greenwood family, especially taking European bicycle trips. He collected stamps and was an accomplished harmonica player. Richard’s tales were so convincing that he had people believing that he owned an island near Key West. 
Richard's strong Christian faith sustained him and during his final journey. The love of his family and friends comforted him. They were of utmost importance to him. He will be sorely missed. 

"Anchors Away and Happy Landings," My Boy.

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from July 3 to July 15, 2018

Louis Albert Troughton, Jr.

Louis A. Troughton Jr, “Lou,” passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Virginia Beach, VA, with family by his side. Born October 22, 1926 in Montague, Michigan to Louis and Mildred Troughton. He was the 1st of seven children. Lou was a Navy veteran who attended the U. S. Naval Academy, where he studied Engineering. It was at an Army Navy dance that he met the love of his life, Colleen. They married on December 26, 1948. Together they raised three children and were happily married for 70 years. Lou was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was known for intellectual mind and his MacGyver style of fixing all things. He was an avid reader who had a passion for writing and informing people on everything from politics, technology and healthy living. Lou was outgoing and remained active in the retirement community he and Colleen lived in. He would host trivia games, write articles for the community newsletter and he was always seen walking the grounds talking to people. He touched many lives and will deeply missed. He leaves behind his wife of 70 years, Colleen (Evans) Troughton; his two sons, Kelly and Dale, daughter, Carey; grandchildren Hilary, Shawn, Rachel, Josh; great-grandchildren Meghan, Caitlin, Griffin and Lincoln.

Gilbert Norman Albrecq

Gilbert N. Albrecq, “Gil,” passed away July 21, 2018 at the age of 93 from complications of myelofibrosis & leukemia. His beloved wife, Patricia, his daughter, Shelley Neel and his son, Kenny Albrecq were with him when he left this world. Gilbert was born January 2, 1925 in Danville, Illinois, & was the oldest of four siblings. His mother was Hazel Sloan of Kentucky and his father was Gilbert Albrecq of Forges, Belgium. Gil was so intelligent, kind, funny & generous with everyone he cared about. He never knew a stranger. Gil had a zest for life that never ceased and he never shied away from any new project that struck his fancy. 
His family moved to California in 1940, which then became his "home-state" until he passed away. He had a varied assortment of employment throughout his life, & always boasted that he'd never had a "real" job. He joined the service in 1942 and was a Navy submariner during WW-ll. And, because, as a 17-year old, he fixed a broken piece of machinery on the sub, he was sent to the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. 
When he returned to California, he farmed in the Weed Patch area of Bakersfield for several years, then built & ran the first golf course in the Santa Clarita valley. He learned to play golf at that time and carried a 0-2 handicap for years. After the golf course was destroyed by the flood of 1969, he decided to try his hand at real estate and opened his own office in Newhall. 
Upon meeting his future wife, Patricia Basset in 1971, they evolved from home sales into real estate development, including the creation of new subdivisions, small retail centers, storage buildings and designing and building custom homes. In the 1990's, Gil bought a 227-acre horse ranch in Auburn, California, where he bred and raised racing quarter horses. He was a tireless worker and loved everything there was about "Meadow Creek Ranch" and its 63 mares and foals. In 2007, to be closer to family, Gil and Pat moved south to Lake Isabella and then to Bakersfield. 
He is survived by his wife, Patricia, his son Kenny (Julie), his daughter, Shelley and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his oldest friend of 70 years, Costa Delis & Patrick Kouri, who Gil loved as though he was another son. He was predeceased by his mother, father, sister Alice, sister Leah, brother Robert & his son Charles. We give thanks to Hoffman Hospice and the wonderful care they provided. Anna, Lia, April & Joe Castro were so kind & helpful in a very difficult time. There will be no service.

Philip Howard Thom

                                                        Commander Philip H. Thom U.S. Navy (Ret.) passed away on July 28, 2018 at the age of 91.
                                                  Philip was born October 8, 1926 in Little Rock, AR. He                                                     graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949, receiving a                                                     BS degree and being commissioned ensign in the regular                                                     Navy.
                                                    In 1950, he received his Naval Aviator wings and served as a                                                     commissioned officer until his retirement in 1975. His                                                     assignments included staff under the Commander U.S.                                                     Forces in Europe as well as Operations Officer of U.S. Naval                                                     Air Station, Bermuda. In 1955 Philip was decorated with the                                                     French naval aviator award (Aeronautique Naval) for his role                                                     in qualifying the first French squadron aircraft carrier night landings. He also received two MS degrees and taught at both the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of New Mexico.
Philip will be remembered by his wife of 54 years, Geraldine, his son Roger (Susie) and his daughters from his 1st marriage to Emma Thurber, Cherie (Grover), Irene (Steve), Carol, Amy (Jack), by his brothers Sidney Thom of Little Rock, AR and Ron Thom of Steamboat Springs, CO. He will also be fondly remembered by his 10 grandchildren, Collin, Rhiannon, Hillary, Meredith, Seth, Steven, Alyssa, Sophie, Chloe and Maci as well as 5 great-grandchildren. 
He was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Salt Lake City, UT.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm, on Saturday, August 18, at the First Congregational Church, 2150 Foothill Dr., SLC, with Pastor Marijke Rossi officiating. 
There will be an open house in Philip Thom's memory at 3170 S. Kaibab Way, SLC from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Saturday, August 18.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune Aug. 5, 2018             Posted: 7 Aug 2018

Halford Ernest Maninger

                                                    Halford E. Maninger, “Hal,” passed away peacefully August 9, 2018                                                     at his home in Pacific Palisades at the age of 92, with his beloved                                                     family by his side. Hal was born January 11, 1926 in Pittsburg,                                                     Kansas. Following graduation from high school he spent one term at                                                     Kansas State Techer’s College before joining the Navy and spending                                                     2 years at Notre Dame in the V-12 program. He received a                                                     congressional appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy, entering with                                                     the Class of 1949. Hal graduated with distinction, standing 88                                                     amongst 789 graduates, receiving a BS degree and being                                                     commissioned ensign in the regular Navy. 
                                                    Hal was assigned to USS Stickell (DD-888) in San Diego. After                                                     overhaul in Mare Island, Stickell joined DESDIV 11 November 1950 for operations with TF-77 in the Korean War. Stickell completed her deployment retuning to San Diego August 1951. Hal was aboard for another deployment to Korea, again returning to San Diego. He then served on USS Grouper (SS-214), a submarine based in New London, Connecticut, where he met his wife, Jean Moody, while giving her a tour of the base. They were married February 16, 1952.
After leaving the Navy in 1954, Hal joined the Northrop Corporation in 1956 as an engineer. He was promoted to the Corporate Long-Range Planning Group in 1957, then to Aircraft Division, Research & Technology and Marketing in 1963. In 1967 he became Head, Research and Technology, then Head, Advanced Aircraft, Research, Technology, and Marketing. The highlight of his career was helping win the contract to design and build the B-2 Stealth Bomber. 
Hal is survived by his wife Jean; daughters Sally, Jill, and Linda: and son, John.
According to Hal's wishes, there will be no memorial. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Pacific Palisades Optimist Club.

                                                                                Posted: 20 August 2018
    Calvin Eugene Rakes

                                                    CDR Calvin E, Rakes, “Eugene,” USN (Ret) was born in Bentonville,                                                     Arkansas to Stewart and Mildred Rakes on August 30, 1925. He died                                                     in Eugene, Oregon on August 26, 2018. He was predeceased by his                                                     wife, Roberta.
                                                    Eugene served in the Pacific as a radioman in WWII. He received an                                                     appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy in 1945, entering with the                                                     Class of 1949. While there, Eugene talked of his goals of being an                                                     EDO (Engineering Duty Officer) and being a teacher. He graduated                                                     June 3, 1949 with a BS degree and being commissioned ensign in the                                                     regular Navy. Eugene later graduated from MIT with an MS degree in                                                     Naval Engineering. 
After retirement, Eugene received a BA degree from Stanford University to prepare for a career as a high school mathematics teacher. Eugene became an educator in Valley ESL Christian High School. 
He attained all the goals he had talked of as a midshipman.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents Stewart and Mildred; his brother, John Carson Rakes; aa well as wife, Roberta. He is survived by his daughter, Carmen Stephens; his sister, Mary Louise Coberly; and several nieces and nephews. 
Services will be held at Andreason's and Buell Chapel on September 5th at 1 PM.

                                                                                   Posted​:  3 SEP 18
Alexander F. Bonacarti 

Dr. Alexander F. Bonacarti of Pine Orchard, CT, and Englewood, NJ, died peacefully at home on September 6, 2018 with his family, his devoted caregivers, and his wife of 66 years, Patricia Elder Bonacarti, at his side. Dr. Bonacarti was born February 7, 1926 to Alexander F. Bonacarti, Sr., and Marjorie Scatuorchio Bonacarti. He attended La Salle Military Academy in Oakdale, NY, where he graduated first in his class in 1943. He went on to win an appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. With the end of WWII, he resigned from the USNA to follow a career in medicine.
He began his medical education at SUNY Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY, and graduated in 1951, the same year that he married Patricia Elder. Dr. Bonacarti did his internship at Paterson General Hospital in New Jersey, his residency in general surgery at Newington VA Hospital in Newington, CT, and his residency in urological surgery at Yale Medical Center in New Haven, Connecticut. 
In 1953 he joined in the U. S. Air Force as a flight surgeon. He and his young family were stationed in Alabama, Texas and Massachusetts. Dr. Bonacarti served from 1953-1955 and attained the rank of captain. He was proud to be asked by the jet pilots of the Military Air Transport Service to serve as their doctor. 
Dr. Bonacarti started his medical practice as the first board certified urologist at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. He was chief of urology from 1974 to 1984, and president of the Englewood Hospital medical staff from 1981 to 1983. He served the community of Englewood for 33 years.
In 1992 until he retired in Pine Orchard, CT, where he especially enjoyed playing golf at the Pine Orchard Country Club. 
Dr. Bonacarti leaves behind six children, Dr. Emily Nolfo of Guilford, CT, Alexander Bonacarti III of Palisades Park, NJ, Lisa Callaway of Murrieta, CA, Ellen Bonacarti of Clarksburg, NJ, Alexandra Bonacarti of Brooklyn, NY, and Christopher P. Bonacarti of Hutchinson, KS; four grandchildren, Lauren Carson, Adam Callaway, Charlotte Callaway, and Mariella Nolfo; and a great-grandson, Lane Carson. 
Dr. Bonacarti was predeceased by a son, Christopher James, and will be buried next to him at Madonna Cemetery in Fort Lee, NJ. Visiting hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Cecelia's Church in Englewood, NJ, followed by the funeral mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Upcoming Events Visitation Sep 12 10:00 AM 12:00 PM St Cecilia Church 55 West Demarest Avenue Englewood, NJ, US, 07631.                                                            Posted: 20 September 2018

Sumner Lee Parker

Sumner, age 68, gently passed away in the presence of his wife on September 18, 2018. During the days before his passing, several family members were able to visit with him and say goodbye, including his beloved father. Sumner, a graduate of the USNA who served as a lieutenant during the Korean War.
Sumner was a proud 1972 graduate of Colgate University with a degree in History. 
He enlisted in the USMC in 1973 rising in rank to captain. In 1978, he graduated from University of Pittsburgh Law School with his Juris doctorate and began his legal career with the Marine Corps as a judge advocate. 
Following his honorable discharge from the USMC in 1986, he served briefly as an Allegheny County assistant district attorney and soon after began his 30-year career with the Allegheny County office of the public defender where over the years he passionately and vigilantly represented thousands of poor and indigent people until 2013. During the same period, he maintained a successful private criminal defense law practice. Sumner zealously believed in and supported the guarantees of the United States Constitution and ensured to the best of his ability every individual he represented received a fair trial. Throughout his tenure at the public defender's office, he generously volunteered his time to the newly graduated lawyers and was known to some of them as "Uncle Sumner." His dedication to his clients' well-being was shown by visiting them in jail on Thanksgiving and Christmas when he knew they would have no other holiday visitors. Many of his clients credit him with saving their lives. 
Over his 40-year career as an attorney, he handled over 10,000 defendants' cases and was known throughout the legal community as tough, hard-working, brilliant, and charming with an engaging wit. 
He is preceded in death by his mother, Jill Scott; and brother, Arthur Parker. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 15 years, Debra Holz; father, Sumner Parker (wife Frances Parker); daughter Tena Marguerite Parker; brothers Robert Parker and sister-in-law Margaret Parker, Scott Francis Ingalls and sister-in-law Cindy Cummings, Jack Scott and sister-in-law Lori Scott; sisters Kelly Hopper, Cola Parker, and Francie Parker; Uncle Major Jack Francis Ingalls III, U.S. Marine Corps; nieces Ivey, Madison, Hillary, Meredith, Lindsey, Ella, Lucy, Jaime; nephews Rob, Chris, Tim, Matt, Willy, Ian, Isaac, and John Ingalls Scott, II. 
There will not be a public viewing or immediate service. 

                                                                                                Posted: 20 September 2018
John Taylor Rigsbee

                                                    CAPT J. Taylor Rigsbee, U.S. Navy (Ret.), passed away quietly in                                                     Hilton Head, SC, on September 8, 2017. He was 90 years old.                                                     Taylor, as he was known, was born in Durham, NC, on February 7,                                                     1927. The only child of John and Pauline Rigsbee, he was raised in                                                     Durham and participated in the Navy V-12 program at Duke                                                     University for a year, before receiving an appointment to the U.S.                                                     Naval Academy. Graduating in 1949, Taylor began a long Navy                                                     career, primarily in the submarine fleet. An early member of the                                                     nuclear submarine program, he had assignments on both the east                                                     and west coasts, as well as in Hawaii and Guam. He served as                                                     commanding officer of the Nuclear Power School at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, USS Swordfish (SSN-579), the USS Proteus (AS-19), and Oceanographic Systems Pacific, located on Ford Island, Hawaii. 
After over 30 years in the Navy, Taylor retired and began a second career as a proposal and project manager for several defense contractors in the Washington, DC, area. Several years after retirement, CAPT Rigsbee was honored by the Navy, based on his experience in command at sea, by being selected and trained as a "Convoy Commodore" making him eligible to be recalled to active duty to command merchant ship convoys in the event of a war or national emergency. Taylor and his wife Helen lived in the same house in Bethesda, Maryland, for 40 years, before moving to Hilton Head several years ago. He and Helen would be regularly seen walking their dogs in their neighborhood. They loved to travel, but were also happy just to be working and fixing things up around their home, as well as their summer house in the Northern Neck area of Virginia. Taylor loved sharing stories with people, and had a great, distinctive laugh that made him easy to locate at parties (and even in the background of a Bob Newhart recording). He and Helen also opened their home to a large number of international students visiting and studying in the DC area, and built relationships that lasted for many years afterwards. Taylor collected stamps and covers for much of his life, and had a great eye for antiques. 
Taylor was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pauline, his first wife, Marion, daughter, Rebecca, and step-son, Bill. He is survived by his wife, Helen, sons, Peter and John, step-sons, Doug and David, and seven grandchildren. CAPT Rigsbee will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on October 29, 2018, after a service in the Old Post Chapel on Fort Myer, commencing at 1 p.m.

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 24, 2018                 Posted: 3 November 2018

    Myron Dane Gerber

Myron D. Gerber (Age 91), of Bethesda, MD passed away at home on August 31, 2018. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Robert and Rose (Cohen) Gerber; brother, Sylvan Jordan Gerber; and wife, Elizabeth (Newald). Myron is survived by his five sons, Scott (Jan) Portland, OR; Rick (Maria) Clifton, VA; Gregory (Michele) Palm Springs, CA; Gary (Jennifer) Potomac, MD; Clifford (Marni) Portland, OR. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Samantha Tuten, Justin (Coleen), Logan, Jake, Taylor, Alix, Maks, Kaleb; a great-granddaughter, Mollie Tuten; and niece, Sherry Holladay.
Myron loved sports and was an accomplished athlete. His football career began, to local acclaim, at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, VA. He continued playing at Bullis Preparatory School, the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Florida. After graduating from U of F, Myron came back to the area to join the family business. He was eventually Chairman of the Board at the DrugFair retail drugstore chain. During this time, he also co-owned the Ski Haus ski shop in Bethesda, MD. After the DrugFair chain was sold, he went on to co-launch the SoftSpikes brand of non-metal golf cleats. Myron loved tennis and golf. He enjoyed playing locally and taking golf trips with friends. He was also an enthusiastic skier who loved being on the mountain with family and friends.
Myron was buried on September 5, 2018 in the King David Cemetery in Falls Church, VA. A celebratory gathering will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Please contact the family for details.

                                                                                                        Posted: 3 November 2018

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Mary Anne Riger

Mary Anne Stewart Riger passed away peacefully in Lancaster, PA, on November 19, 2018, surrounded by family at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Cass and Bob Jendzurski. Affectionately known to family and friends as Anne, she was born in Denver, CO, on May 30, 1928, and was the daughter of the late Hugh A. and Anora Akolt Stewart. Anne was the loving wife of the late LCDR Robert J. Riger, USN, a graduate of the US Naval Academy's Class of 1949. Anne's greatest joy and purpose in life was being a mother to her five children, Cass, Charlie, Betsy, John, and Hugh. Anne was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. 
Anne graduated St. Mary's Academy in Denver in 1946, and attended Loretto Heights College and University of Denver, where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta. An accomplished dog breeder, Anne established Folly Barn Farms Kennel in Gatesburg, PA, where she raised a national champion Saint Bernard. Anne was an expert seamstress and, as the owner and operator of Hollow Bottom Bears, produced beautiful handmade decorative vacuum cleaner covers that she sold across the country. Anne was a collector of teddy bears, Santa Clauses, and miniature dollhouses, and was an avid reader. Anne loved her country and was an outstanding citizen exemplifying the finest virtues of American life. 
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Richard's Catholic Church in Manheim, PA. Anne will be buried alongside her husband Robert at Gatesburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Anne's name may be made to Songs for Journey, 2437 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 or to Gamma Phi Beta at 
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Denver Post on Nov. 23, 2018                                                Posted: 26 Nov 2018

Phyllis Longino

Phyllis Longino, of Fayetteville, AR, passed away on November 9, 2018, at the age of 90. She was born in Salina, KS, but spent most of her youth in Texarkana, AR. She married Hugh E. Longino, her childhood sweetheart, in a ceremony at the United States Naval Academy, where Hugh had just graduated and commissioned as an ensign in the U. S. Navy
She traveled the world and raised a family while accepting the responsibilities of a Naval Officer's wife. During this time she served as President of N.O.W. (Naval Officer's Wife Club) in San Diego, was a real-estate agent, owner of an Interior Design Consulting Company (which she continued after Hugh's retirement), and was active in P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization). Phyllis also took time to continue and excel in her love of artwork: painting, wood working and jewelry design. 
Phyllis and Hugh moved to Fayetteville after Hugh's retirement. They lived in Fayetteville until 1985, when they purchased Hugh's childhood home and moved back to Texarkana. She lived in Texarkana and was able to celebrate almost 60 years of marriage with Hugh until his passing. She then moved back to Fayetteville to be closer to friends and family. Wherever Phyllis lived, she was actively involved with her family, her church and the community. 
She is survived by her two sons and their respective families, which include five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh; her sister, Maurine; and her parents. A Celebration of Life service will be held in Texarkana at a later date.                                                                                            Posted: 26 Nov 2018