LCDR Robert McKnight

Robert Van McKnight passed away on March 12, 2021 surrounded by his family. McKnight led a colorful, productive, and distinguished life. He joined the US Navy at age 17 and served from 1961 to 1993. During his career with the Navy, he served aboard the USS Yorktown and USS Meyerkord. McKnight was honored to be the Officer of the Day …

Bobby H. Smith 1938 – 2019

Bobby Harold Smith, 81, of Texarkana, TX, passed away on October 13, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones after a hard fought battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born to Mae Pearl and Charles James Smith on August 23, 1938 in Earle, Arkansas. He is survived by his devoted wife of 25 years, Audrey, brother, Thomas Dees and wife Alicia of …

Thomas Kent 1923 – 2019

Thomas I. Kent, Sr., passed December 22, 2019. He was preceded by his wife Vera Webster Kent and son Steve Randall Kent and survived by son Thomas I. Kent, Jr. Thomas was born August 24, 1923 in Ruleville, Mississippi. He joined the Navy in January, 1945 and served aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga and the U.S.S. Yorktown CV- 10 beginning at …

Arthur E. ‘Art’ Solberg, Jr.

Solberg, Arthur Edward Jr. “Art” who resided in Bloomington, MN at the Masonic Home passed away at the age of 97 on Mar 27th, 2020. Art was the oldest of four children born to his parents, Arthur E. Solberg, Sr and Nellie Solberg and was born on August 5th, 1922. He had 2 brothers, Jim Solberg and Bill Solberg, and …

Danny L. Harrell 1948 – 2021

Danny Louis Harrell born July 31, 1948 to James Daniel and Mary Jo Harrell in Dallas, Texas and passed on January 8, 2021. Danny loved music, when he graduated from high school he could play twelve different instruments. He was a member of three rock & roll bands. The Reverbs, The Kavemen and The Concrete Marshmellow. The last one while …

Ernest D. Greci 1924 – 2021

Longtime Long Beach resident Ernest (Ernie) D. Greci passed away on May 26, 2021 at the age of 96. He is preceded in Death by his loving wife Sophie Greci and is survived by his 8 children: Sharon (Norman) Beko, Alan (Rena Fanucchi) Greci, John (Karla Brown) Greci, Tom (Heather McKay) Greci, Barbara (Mario) Burdick, Linda (Dan) Gannon, Cathy (Bill) …

Dan Englehardt

Born in Chattanooga, TN, Dan moved as a child to the Washington DC area, where he became an Eagle Scout. He remained in the DC area until 2000 when he moved to Davidson, NC. He earned dual BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management from the University of Colorado where he was in the NROTC. He was commissioned as …

Alfred G. “Ted” Hubbard

1925 – 2012 He was born in Bay Shore, L.I., New York on February 15, 1925 the son Alfred R and Marion (Brow) Hubbard. He married Olga C. Sturek on August 6, 1973 in Lindenhurst, L.I. He was first married to Ann Dinga in 1946, and they had three sons. This marriage ended in divorce after 25 years. Ted served …

Gerald Ward 1946-2020

Gerald W. Ward was born July 17, 1946, in Valentine to Delbert and Phyllis (Farley) Ward. He grew up in Valentine and graduated from Valentine High School in 1964, After graduating from high school, Gerald served his country in the United States Navy from June 5, 1964, to July 14, 1967. After his time with the Navy, he worked as …

Joseph E. Millard 1936 – 2021

Joe Millard died June 10, 2021 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, IA. He was born on April 6, 1936 and was known as Gene growing up in Greene County, IA. The son of Glen and Cecelia Millard, Joe attended rural one-room schoolhouses for his first nine years of education, and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1954. Joe …

Theodore L. Prosak

Theodore “Ted” Louis Prosak, 93, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Madiera Health Care Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on February 20, 1923 and graduated from Lorain High School, class of 1941; he also attended Fenn College in Cleveland and Lorain County Community College. On September 9, 1950, he married the love of …

Clark Edward Wise Jr.

Clark Edward Wise Jr. of rural Champaign died at 6:34 p.m. Monday (March 22, 2021) at home surrounded by family. He was 97. Mr. Wise was born on Nov. 15, 1923, at the Wise family farm west of Savoy, delivered by his uncle, Dr. Earl D. Wise. His parents were Clark Edward Wise and Florence Marie Sperling Wise of rural …

James E. Phipps Sr. 1923 – 2019

Hamilton – James E. Phipps Sr. died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Brudnick Center in Peabody after a short illness. He was predeceased by his wife Lois (Kallman) Phipps, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage. He was the son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Kingston) Phipps and the brother of …

James Pilling 1922 – 2021

James Allen Pilling, 98, of Wallingford, CT, husband of 61 years of the late Gloria (Crisafi) Pilling, passed away January 11, 2021 at Masonicare of Wallingford. James was born in New Haven, CT on May 29, 1922, a son of the late James and Grace (Nold) Pilling. After graduating West Haven High School in 1940, James joined the U.S. Navy …

Delmer J. Secord 1927 – 2015

Delmer J. Secord, 88, of La Crosse, passed away on Friday, January 23, 2015, at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Tomah.      He was born in La Crosse on January 3, 1927, to Lyle and Lillian (Stugenschmidt) Secord. He attended La Crosse schools and was a graduate of Central High School.      Delmer served in the United States Navy …

Robert L. Cox 1949 – 2021

Robert L. Cox 72, of Lake City passed away Friday April 23, 2021 at his home. Robert was born March 9, 1949 in Lake City to Clarence & Colleen (Holden) Cox. In his childhood, he went to live with his grandparents, John and Eleanor Holden. He grew up in Lake City and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1967. Robert …

Kenneth W. Jones 1925 – 2020

PEORIA – Kenneth Wesley Jones died on October 20, 2020 after a long illness with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a form of Parkinson’s disease. He was 95 years old.Ken was born on August 19, 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri to Harry Lee Jones, Sr. and Hazel Hixon Jones. He enjoyed spending his youth in Maplewood, Shrewsbury, and Webster Groves, suburbs …

Harve D. Murray 1936 – 2016

Harve David Murray, 80, saddled up and rode into the heavens on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, surrounded by his family and his dog Nickie. Brain cancer “outdrew” him. Born April 17, 1936, in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He is the son of Donna Lynette (Woods) and Harvey Douglas Murray. Dad grew up on the farm with a gun in his hand …

Floyd A. Hedberg 1922 – 2015

HEDBERG, Floyd A., 93, of Glen Allen, died December 29, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond. He was born on January 29, 1922, in Kingsbury County, S.D. to Aron and Martha Hedberg. He graduated from Lake Preston High School and attended South Dakota State University, until leaving to join the U.S. Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He …

Manning Cox 1924 – 2017

April 15, 1924 – August 6, 2017 Manning O. Cox, age 93, of Trumbull, avid golfer and friend to Little Leaguers and scholastic hoopsters throughout the Metro Bridgeport area, died peacefully in the early morning of August 6, 2017 in his home.Manning was born in Bridgeport, CT to the late James Cox and Rose Keenan Cox. He was a 1942 …

Bernard A. Jacob 1923 – 2019

May 27, 1923 – December 29, 2019 Bernard Alexander Jacob passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Aberdeen. Bernard Alexander Jacob was born May 27, 1923, to Gregory and Helena (Ochs) Jacob. He was the second oldest of six siblings. Bernard was drafted into the United States Navy and entered active duty on 18 June 1943. He completed Basic …

James Laughon 1932 – 2015

Laughon, James 01/06/1932 ~ 05/10/2015 EL CAJON — James Howard Laughon, 83, of El Cajon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 10, 2015. Howard was born in San Diego on January 6, 1932. He graduated from Hoover High in 1949 and San Diego State in 1960. He joined the US Naval Air Reserve in 1950, taking a hiatus from college …

Charles L. Maehren 1925 – 2019

Minnesota boy, WWII Vet. (USS Yorktown), Husband, Father, Carpenter, Seattle Firefighter, Contractor, Traveler, beloved Papa and friend to many. Charles passed into the open arms of God November 26, 2019 after a full life of 94 years. Charles is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 71 years, Katherine ‘Kay’, sons David, Peter and Tim, daughters Ann Stout and …

James E. Vine 1944 – 2020

James Edward Vine, age 75 of Wayland and formerly of Howell, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  Born in Detroit on November 21, 1944, he was the son of the late Edward J. and the late Irene J. (Pender) Vine.  Jim had been a longtime resident of the Howell area and has resided in the Wayland area for …

Terry G. Fritz 1941 – 2021

Terry G. Fritz, age 80, of Pendleton, NY, entered into rest on February 13, 2021. He was born in North Tonawanda to Glenn E. and Rose E. (West) Fritz.Terry leaves behind his beloved wife of 58 years, Jill M. (Phillips) Fritz; two children, Tracy (Dale) Selbert and Jeffrey Fritz; grandchildren, Chad Selbert, Amanda (Nick) Gonnella, and Rachael Fritz; a brother, …

Avery R. DeBoard 1938 – 2021

Cleveland, SC – Mr. Avery Ross DeBoard, Jr., 82, loving husband of the late Lorraine Swick DeBoard, of Cleveland, passed away after a short illness on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the Richard M. Campbell VA Nursing Home. Mr. DeBoard was born in West Chester, PA on May 18, 1938 to the late Avery R. and Burlie Esther Joins DeBoard. …

Milo M. Sarchet 1937 – 2021

Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences. We are sad to announce that on May 11, 2021 we had to say goodbye to Milo M. Sarchet (Yakima, Washington). Family and friends can light a candle as a loving gesture for their loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Milo M. Sarchet to …

Rev. Harold W. Syfrett 1923-2020

Reverend Harold Walter Syfrett WALTERBORO –  Reverend Harold Walter Syfrett, 96, of Walterboro, SC went to be with Jesus Monday, April 13, 2020, at Veterans Victory House. Although he resided in Walterboro in his last years, his heart was always in Charleston. Rev. Syfrett was born November 2, 1923, in Orangeburg, SC, a son of the late George Andrew Syfrett …

Robert E. Rutledge 1926 – 2020

August 9, 1926 – May 16, 2020 Robert “Bob” E. Rutledge, 93, of Temperance, MI, died Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Kingston Care Center of Sylvania. Born, August 9, 1926, in Pioneer, Ohio, he was one of eleven children of Roy and Ethel (Long) Rutledge. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at …

John R. Goodwin Sr. 1934 – 2019

John Richard Goodwin Sr. Elmira, NY – Of Elmira, NY and LakeWales, FL passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on January 5, 2019 at the age of 84. John was born on April 27, 1934 in Towanda, PA, a second son of the late James and Frances Hoffman Goodwin. John married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Adeline …