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.

 

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 …

BRIGHT, JAMES

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

BROWN, HENRY

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

CAMBLIN, ROBERT

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

LEDLOW, KENT

1943 – 2023 Kent Ledlow passed into eternity on October 29, 2023 in Lakewood, Colorado. The last years of his …

LEE, DON

1941 – 2023 Don Lee, 82 of Hampton died Sunday October 22, 2023. Don Lee lived a life largely defined …

LUKENS, VIRGIL

1931-2023 Virgil A. Lukens, 92, of Herrin, passed away Friday, July 14, 2023 at his home in Herrin, IL. Virgil …

MANSFIELD, HOWARD

1938 – 2023 Howard P. Mansfield, Sr., 85, passed away at home surrounded by his family on December 28, 2023 …

NEIDL, BRUCE

1943 – 2023 Bruce F. Neidl, 80, of Rome, NY passed away on Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11, 2023 with …

PETTET, FRANK

1939 – 2023 Jan. 15, 1939 – Sept. 1, 2023Frank Raymond Pettet beloved husband and father passed away at his …

PRATER, CHARLEY

1935 – 2024 Charley Paul Prater, 88, passed Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, at his farm doing what he loved. He …

RAWLEY, ROBERT

1932 – 2023 Robert Joseph Rawley, born in Orange, New Jersey, on November 3rd, 1932, the second son of William …

SADDLER, GARY

1941 – 2024 Gary Lynn Saddler was born on June 17, 1941, in Colby, KS, the son of Guy and …

SCHULTZ, DAVID

1947 – 2023 David Schultz, 76, of Terryville, Connecticut passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at home. He was born …

SIMANTS, SONNY

1937 – 2023 Leo Eugene “Sonny” Simants, 86, of North Platte passed away Nov. 2, 2023 at Great Plains Health …

SPRINGS, FRED

1921 – 2023 World War II Yorktown veteran, Fred N. Springs passed on October 25, 2023. A Memorial Service will …

STEVENS, MICHAEL

1942 – 2023 On October 26, 2023, Michael Leroy Stevens, 81, passed away at his home in Atlantic Beach, FL, …

TARNAWSKI, MICHAEL

1943 – 2024 Michael Gale Tarnawski, aged eighty, died the afternoon of January 27, 2024, of natural causes as family …

TOLES, WAYNE

1936 – 2024 George Wayne Toles, Age 87, of Rome, GA passed away Friday, January 5, 2024. Mr. Toles was …

TRAMA, THOMAS

1946 – 2022 Thomas Steven Trama, 76, passed away on September 14, 2022 in Palm Coast, Florida. Thomas was born …

VINING, WILLIAM

1946 – 2023 RYDERWOOD, WA—William George Vining, 77, of Ryderwood, WA, passed away on October 20, 2023, at his home …

WELLS, JOSEPH

1942 – 2023 Joe Wells, born on August 7 th , 1942 in Kansas, passed away on October 4, 2023 …

WILLIAMS, CLYDE

1930 – 2023 Clyde Williams, 93, joined his Heavenly Father on November 19, 2023. Clyde was born on April 13, …