STEIN, DAVID W

1948 – 2022 David W. Stein, Sr., 74, of Pendleton passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 29, 2022 after courageously battling a serious illness. He is survived by his devoted wife of 50 plus years, Barbara “Red” (Highlands), his much adored children Jennifer (Craig) Beiter, David Jr. (Jill), his cherished grandchildren Joshua, Anna, Mara, Luke, and …

MOYERS, ELIZABETH

1948 – 2022 Elizabeth Anne ‘Memaw’ Moyers passed away peacefully at her home in Baytown, TX on September 4, 2022, at the age of 74. Born in Baytown, TX to Donald E. Hutton and Timmie Jean Lindsey on July 3, 1948. Elizabeth is survived by her husband Donald E. Moyers and faithful dogs, Lilo and Cecil Moyers. Her mother, Timmie …

A Special Guest

Time stands still when a World War II veteran steps onto the decks of the Fighting Lady.  We were blessed, today, to take Bryce Thornton of the Army’s 104th Infantry Division on a special tour of the ship. As it happens, Pat Waters (grandson of General Patton) was here for a meeting and able to speak to him as well. Mr. …

BRIAN, JAMES H

1944 – 2022 James H. Brian, 78, passed away early Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka.He was born August 25, 1944, in Shattuck, OK., the son of James M. and Cornelia R. (Winfough) Brian. Jim spent his grade school years in Havensville and graduated from Meriden Rural High School in 1962. He joined the United …

Yorktown to be Permanent Structure

The US Coast Guard this month has requested that Patriots Point Development Authority register the USS Yorktown as a Permanently Moored Vessel. This certification will mean that the Coast Guard would not need to inspect the Yorktown, since it was removed from navigation years ago. Of course, it has been common knowledge that the Yorktown is permanently moored, but the …

CHAPUT, ARTHUR

1925 – 2022 Arthur Henry Chaput, Jr., 96, of Worcester, MA a devoted husband, loving father and loyal friend Passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife and son David at his side holding his hand on Saturday, August 13, 2022. Arthur’s memory will be kept alive and cherished by his wife of 72 years and final days caretaker, …

NORRIS, ELDRED E

1926 -2022 Eldred E. (Al) Norris Jr our loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away on June 11th, at his home surrounded by family. Al was born in Des Moines, Iowa on October 6th 1926 and at the age of 14 his family left Iowa and moved to Southern California. The family, Mom, Dad and four sisters, settled in …

EHRET, EDWARD J

1940 – 2022 Mr. Edward Ehret of Oakdale, IL, departed this life at his residence on Monday, July 11, 2022, at 12:45 P.M. following a sudden illness. He had attained the age of 81 years, 7 months, and 13 days. Edward was born in Belleville, IL on November 29, 1940, the son of Milton and Martha (nee Fischer) Ehret. He …

BROOME, WILLIAM

1936 – 2021 William Augustus Broome, loving husband, father, doting grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully in the presence of his loved ones on November 20, 2021. Bill was born November 30, 1946, in San Diego, CA, to Brooks Alexander Broome, Sr. and Dorothy Ann Osterman. He spent much of his childhood growing up in Blythewood, …

AUSTIN, RICHARD C

1922 – 2021 Richard C. Austin, M.D. died peacefully at this home at Wake Robin in Shelburne, VT on August 20, 2021 . He was 99, having been born on March 4, 1922. His father, Cleland Austin and mother Mabel Black Austin died in the 1960’s. He was married to Marcia Walfield in 1954. They lived in Lincoln, MA until …

ABUGELIS, ANDREW H

1923 – 2022 Andrew “Andy” Henry Abugelis, 99 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022, at the St. Mary’s Hospice House in Maryland.  Andy was the youngest of six children born to Andrew Abugelis and Eleanora (Alonis) Abugelis in Chicago IL in June 1923.  After graduating from high school, Andy enlisted in the Navy and went through …

STUART, CAROL

1922 – 2022 World War II veteran Carol Stuart, 99, of Zanesville, died at 8:02 A.M. on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Primrose, Zanesville. She was born August 28, 1922 in Milan, Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Paul Carl and Doris Wellman Filter. She was a faithful member of Grace United Methodist Church since 1956. After graduating high school …

HITE, DENNIS

1940 – 2022 Dennis Robert Hite, 82, of Southern Pines passed Saturday, July 23, 2022 at his home in Belle Meade. Dennis was born on January 27, 1940 in Norwalk, Ohio, the oldest son of William Robert and Eva (Fleece) Hite. The family moved to Sunbury, Ohio and Dennis graduated from Big Walnut High School. Immediately upon graduation Dennis joined …

WILSON, RICHARD

1924 – 2022 Richard E Wilson, 97, died Wednesday, June 29th, 2022.  He was born in Canton, OH on September 11,1924. After graduating from McKinley High School in 1942, he enlisted in the Navy and went through Boot Camp at Great Lakes, IL.  He was immediately sent to Norfolk, VA to board the newly commissioned USS Yorktown CV-10.  He was …

PACE, WILLIAM

1935 – 2022 William “Bill” Pace, age 86, of Perkinston, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on January 28, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Clarence Pace and Gladys Pearl Hill Pace. He was a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy Sea Bees. He was the youngest in the USS Yorktown, …

GIOVACCHINO, JOHN

1939 – 2021 John Giovacchino, age 81, of Oxford, CT, formerly of Ansonia, passed away peacefully in his home on August 18th. John is reunited with his beloved wife Betty (Mumley), who he was married to for almost 50 years. John was born to the late John and Caroline Giovacchino. He served proudly in the United States Navy. After his …

HOOPER, ROBERT

1924 – 2021 Robert O. Hooper Jr., 97 years old, better known to all as Dad Hooper passed away May 29, 2021.   As he walked up the gang plank to heaven he asked “permission to come aboard,” Jesus stretched his arms open and said “welcome aboard sailor”.  Mom Hooper was there beside him with tears of joy in her eyes.  …

BLESS, ROBERT H JR

1941 – 2022 Robert Henry Bless, Jr., “Bob”, a longtime resident of West Annapolis passed away suddenly on May 22, 2022. He was born in Baltimore on May 26, 1941; the son of Robert H. Bless and Patricia King Hall. He was a member of the West Annapolis Volunteer Fire Dept. in the 1950s and 1960s and was awarded medals …

DRENNAN, HENRY CLAUDE

1935 – 2022 Henry Claude Drennan, 86, passed away on Saturday May 14th, 2022, at his home in Andrews, Tx.  Henry was born 9-9-1935 in Hermeleigh, Tx to Izora Cox and Fred H Drennan.  After losing Fred at a very young age, Izora married Frank Pride who immediately took Henry in as his own and became his provider, father and …

Remediation Plans

On Monday, July 11th, SC Governor Henry McMaster announced his intention for “a complete remediation and removal of hazardous materials from the hull of the USS Yorktown, including hundreds of thousands of gallons of old petroleum, polluted ballast waters, and polychlorinated biphenyl compounds, or PCBs that were not removed from the ship’s 428 vessel tanks and compartments by the Navy.” …

Yorktown Day 2022

Yorktown Day commemorates the victory of General George Washington’s Allied American and French troops over Lord Cornwallis’ troops at Yorktown on October 19, 1781. This victory essentially ended the American Revolution and paved the way for our freedom from Great Britain. Yorktown Day 2022 occurs on Wednesday, October 19 in historic Yorktown, Virginia. The agenda for the 18th and 19th …

KLAUS, LARRY W SR

1946 – 2019 Larry William Klaus, Sr., 73, died peacefully at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Illinois on October 15, 2019.Larry was born on July 6, 1946, in Decatur, Illinois to Carl Heinz and Mary (Davis) Klaus. He married Diana Kay Knutt on October 3, 1965. He served four years in the Navy on the U.S.S. Yorktown. While serving, he …

VLAMIS, MICHAEL

1929 – 2021 The family of Michael (Mike) Nicholas Vlamis announces with great sorrow his passing on Thursday December 9th. Born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on October 2, 1929. The family moved to Sacramento in 1939. Graduated from McClatchy High School, attended Sacramento City College. His education was set aside during the Korean War as he enlisted in the U.S. Navy …

POTTER, LEE ROY

1925 – 2022 Lee Potter, age 96 of Monroe, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Monroe. Pastor Todd Ware will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10 AM – 11 AM prior to the service at the church. Lee …

WATKINSON, WILLIAM (“BILL”)

1922 – 2022 William T. Watkinson Jr. (Bill) passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Born on January 23, 1922 in Blawnox, PA, he was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Gladys, and by Peter Moyer for whom he was a guardian. He is survived by three sons, Tom, Ted (Ed) and Drew, …

MCCRACKEN, ROBERT L

1941 – 2022 Robert L. McCracken of Clarksville, TN passed away April 7, 2022 at the age of 81. He was born January 29, 1941 and served on the USS Yorktown during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Betty.

AB-HUGH, DEAN

1937 – 2022 Dean R. Ab-Hugh, LTJG USN, 84, of North Ridgeville, died April 18, 2022 in his home surrounded by family.  He was born November 21, 1937 in Lodi and was a 1955 graduate of Wellington High School.  Dean received a BS in medical technology from Bowling Green State University and a graduate degree from The University of North …

WALTERS, MARVIN W

1938 – 2022 Marvin W. Walters, long-time resident of Burlington, CO, passed away May 9th, 2022 in Altus, Oklahoma. Marvin was born March 11, 1938 in Wray, Colorado to Marvin and Mable (Andrews) Walters. He grew up west of the Bonny Dam. In 1956, Marvin enlisted in the Unites States Navy where he served on the USS Yorktown during the …

RODRIGUEZ, JUNE ELLEN

1926 – 2022 June Ellen Rodriguez was called by the Lord on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Colonial Health & Rehab Center in Virginia Beach, VA. She was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late John and Viola Gowdy in 1926. June was a loving wife of 75 years to her husband Jesse, a journey that began with an elopement …

Save the Date

Our Next Reunion: October 5 – 7, 2023 Grab the family! Call your shipmates! Plan to gather again in the fall of 2023. It’s only the best time to be in Charleston, afterall. The flowers are blooming, the humidity is low, and the temps are just right for exploring our favorite aircraft carrier. Be on the look out for more …

WELLS, RICHARD G

1931 – 2022 Richard G. Wells, age 90, of Mt. Morris, has gone to The Big Photo Lab in the Sky for further development, on Monday, January 17, 2022, at McLaren Hospital-Flint. The family will be present to receive friends from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Mt. Morris …

HENNESY, GERALD

1921-2022 Gerald Craft Hennesy passed away on March 31st. He died peacefully at his home in Clifton, VA, with his family by his side. He was 100 years old. Gerald was born in Washington, DC, June 11, 1921 and grew up just over the line in the Mt. Rainier/Brentwood area of Maryland. At 19, he studied for a year on …

Reunion Discount in Gift Shop

Attendees wearing their reunion name tag/badge will get 20% off merchandise in the Patriots Point Gift Shop (landside by the parking lot) during the reunion. There will be lots of fun items to bring home to friends and family!

CASELLA, CHARLES R

1948 – 2022 Charles R. Casella, 73, of Kenvil, New Jersey passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Morristown Post Acute. He was born in Dover and was a longtime resident of Kenvil. Charles worked as a Custodian for the Roxbury School System prior to his retirement. He is survived by his two children Jamie and Tim; his fiance …

Robert L Bryan

1945 – 2021 Robert “Bob” Bryan, age 76, of Edwardsville and formerly of Carlyle, died at Anderson Hospital in Maryville on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021. Bob was born in California on March 28th, 1945, to the late Lowell and Eugena (Davis) Bryan. He married Kathleen Bryk on November 28th, 1970, at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle. Bob is survived by …