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. …

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

July 14, 1948 – January 20, 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 …

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 …

Sharing Yorktown History on Veterans Day

On Veterans’ Day, crewmember Joe Zaccaro (OE Division, 1964-1966) visited with his daughter, Laura’s, second grade students at a New Jersey elementary school to speak about his service on the ‘Fighting Lady.’ The students had lots of questions for him. “Besides the size of the ship and how many people on board and were any of them women,” Zaccoro said, …