In Memoriam

May these American heroes never be forgotten.

 

Rest easy sailors, we have the watch.

This section contains obituaries of shipmates and members who have recently passed away. Each obituary will remain on the website until after the reunion memorial service.

 

ANDERS, WILLIAM

1933 – 2024 William Anders, a NASA astronaut who was part of the 1968 Apollo 8 crew who were the …

ANDERSON, RICHARD L

1937 – 2024 Richard Leroy Anderson age 86 of Kittery Point Maine, passed away peacefully at home February 12, 2024 …

BALOGAS, GEORGE

1943 – 2024 George Jonathan Balogas, 80, was born on July 21, 1943, to the late George and Shirley Balogas …

BECKSCHI, PETER

1940 – 2023 Peter F. Beckschi III, 83, of Jamison, passed away Friday, November 16, 2023. He was the beloved …

BERGFELD, CLARENCE

1937 – 2023 Clarence Richard Bergfeld, who served on the USS Yorktown from 1954 to 1958 as a Metalsmith Petty …

BERRY, GILBERT

1948 – 2024 Gilbert “Gil” Leon Berry passed at age 75 at his home in Lyndonville, Vt. His family was …

BORMAN, FRANK

1928 – 2023 Frank Borman, a NASA astronaut who commanded Apollo 8, the first crewed mission to orbit the moon …

BOWERS, PAUL

1938 – 2024 Paul Edmon Bowers lived a beautiful life. He was born December 31, 1938, in Olney, Ill., to …

BRIGHT, JAMES

1933 – 2023 Memorial services for James Mitchell Bright, 90 who died Tuesday December 26, 2023 in Madison, MS will …

BROWN, GEORGE

1933 – 2024 Mr. George Norman Brown, 91, of Linden, passed away on Friday March 15, 2024 peacefully at his …

BROWN, HENRY

1925 – 2024 Roy was born April 5, 1925, in Great Falls, South Carolina. He graduated from Great Falls High …

BUTSKO, STEPHEN

1944 – 2023 Stephen Francis Butsko, aged 79, of Lead, South Dakota passed away together with his life partner Wendy …

BUZZELL, GARY

1949 – 2024 Gary Buzzell (Buzz), 75, passed away June 1, 2024, in Bangor at the Eastside Center for Health …

CALVILLO, MANUEL

Manuel “Manny” Calvillo, a lifelong resident of El Paso, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2024 surrounded by loved ones …

CAMBLIN, ROBERT

1937 – 2023 Robert “Bob” Earl Camblin passed away peacefully at home on 11/29/23 at age 86. Bob was born …

CUNNINGHAM, JAMES

1932 – 2024 A light went out May 15th when Jim Cunningham passed away at the age of 92 in …

DAVIS, CARLTON

1922 – 2023 Carleton Warner Davis, Sr., passed away at 101 years of age on Friday afternoon, November 17, 2023 …

DAWKINS, STANLEY

1941 – 2023 Stanley (Stan) Dawkins was born in Kennewick, WA, to Glen and Harriet Dawkins. Stan had two brothers, …

DEMAS, RICHARD

1945 – 2024 Richard Edward Demas, of St Johnsbury, Vt., passed away on Monday Jan. 15, 2024. Ric was born …

DIEL, JOHN

1930 – 2024 John “Jack” Diel, 94, of Enfield passed away at Baystate Medical Center on May 15, 2024. Born …

DRUMELLER, KENT

Edward Kent Drumeller of Florissant, MO passed away at his home on August 8, 2023. Kent was a Communication Watch …

DUFFENBACH, STEVEN

1945 – 2023 Steven Gene Duffenbach, 78, of Eau Claire passed away peacefully on December 15, surrounded by loved ones …

DUFFY, DAVID

1938 – 2023 Attended Kearny High. Navy Airman on the USS Yorktown. Worked in aerospace and insurance. Loved hunting, fishing …

ELSNER, PHILLIP

1943 – 2023 Phillip Elsner passed away September 5, 2023. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Phil served on the USS Yorktown …

FARMER, HOWARD EARL

1946 – 2024 Howard Farmer, age 77, of Clarksville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Howard was born on …

FELLERS, RICHARD

1935 – 2024 Richard Earl Fellers, 88, of Newberry, SC, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2024, at Prisma Health …

FLANAGIN, PAUL

1939 – 2024 Paul R. Flanagin, 85, of Jackson passed away peacefully with his daughter and granddaughters at his side …

GALLOP, DAVID

1940 – 2023 David F Gallop Sr., 83, passed away peacefully on May 3, 2023, surrounded by his loving family …

GRESHAM, PHILIP

1931 – 2024 Philip Hoke Gresham, 92, of Demorest, formerly of Duluth, died on March 1, 2024. Born Aug. 20, …

HACKING, RICHARD

1938 – 2024 Our beloved Richard “Rich” Dean Hacking passed away peacefully on Friday evening, April 12th, in Mesa Arizona …

HALLUM, WARREN

1942 – 2023 Warren R. Hallum, 81, of Idaho Falls, passed away October 13, 2023, at MorningStar Senior Living Center …

HANSEN, KENNETH

1924 – 2023 Kenneth W. Hansen, 99, of Ft. Myers, passed away on August 28, 2023, at home in Ft …

HEDBERG, CHARLES

1933 – 2023 On October 2, 2023, Charles “Chic” Hedberg died peacefully at home at the age of 90. Hedberg, …

HEDLUND, JACK

1930 – 2024 Jack C. Hedlund, age 93, of Siren, WI passed away on Jan. 11, 2024, at Burnett Medical …

HETRICK, BERNARD

1937 – 2024 Bernard E. “Tink” Hetrick, of Reynoldsville, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2024. He was born August …

JENSEN, ROBERT

1926 – 2024 Robert J. Jensen passed away on February 24,2024 at the age of 98. He was born in …

JOHNSON, MARVIN

1926 – 2024 Marvin Jerome Johnson, 98, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Sheridan VA Medical Center.Champion Funeral …

JONES, TOM

1931 – 2024 Tom was born and raised in Pueblo, CO to his parents John D. Jones and Frankie Miller …

KAPLOWITZ, HOWARD

2024 Howard served on the USS Yorktown (CVS-10) from 1956 to 57 in OR Division as an RM3. An obituary …