In Memoriam

May these American heroes never be forgotten. 

Rest easy sailors, we have the watch.



This section contains obituaries of shipmates and others who have recently passed away. It contains only articles that are submitted in a suitable format to allow for cut and paste from a word document, pdf or a jpg photo with a minimal amount of effort. No links will be posted.

Each obituary will be posted on the website for a period of one year from date of posting.



LCDR Robert McKnight

Robert Van McKnight passed away on March 12, 2021 surrounded by his family. McKnight led a colorful, productive, and distinguished …
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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 …
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Thomas Kent 1923 – 2019

Thomas I. Kent, Sr., passed December 22, 2019. He was preceded by his wife Vera Webster Kent and son Steve …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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Dan Englehardt

Born in Chattanooga, TN, Dan moved as a child to the Washington DC area, where he became an Eagle Scout …
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Alfred G. “Ted” Hubbard

1925 – 2012 He was born in Bay Shore, L.I., New York on February 15, 1925 the son Alfred R …
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Gerald Ward 1946-2020

Gerald W. Ward was born July 17, 1946, in Valentine to Delbert and Phyllis (Farley) Ward. He grew up in …
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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, …
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Theodore L. Prosak

Theodore “Ted” Louis Prosak, 93, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Madiera Health Care …
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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 …
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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 …
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James Pilling 1922 – 2021

James Allen Pilling, 98, of Wallingford, CT, husband of 61 years of the late Gloria (Crisafi) Pilling, passed away January …
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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 …
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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 …
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Kenneth W. Jones 1925 – 2020

PEORIA – Kenneth Wesley Jones died on October 20, 2020 after a long illness with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a …
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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 …
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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 …
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Manning Cox 1924 – 2017

April 15, 1924 – August 6, 2017 Manning O. Cox, age 93, of Trumbull, avid golfer and friend to Little …
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Bernard A. Jacob 1923 – 2019

May 27, 1923 – December 29, 2019 Bernard Alexander Jacob passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in Aberdeen. Bernard …
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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, …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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Avery R. DeBoard 1938 – 2021

Cleveland, SC – Mr. Avery Ross DeBoard, Jr., 82, loving husband of the late Lorraine Swick DeBoard, of Cleveland, passed …
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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 …
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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, …
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Robert E. Rutledge 1926 – 2020

August 9, 1926 – May 16, 2020 Robert “Bob” E. Rutledge, 93, of Temperance, MI, died Saturday, May 16, 2020, …
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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 …
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Raymon E. Lark 1924 – 2019

Anderson – Raymon Earl Lark, Sr., 94, of Anderson, SC passed away March 6, 2019. Earl was born on November …
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Robert M. Henry 1938 – 2010

Robert Merle Henry, 72, of North Platte, passed away on Aug. 14, 2010, at his home at Lake Maloney. Bob …
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Richard Kiehl 1933 – 2020

Richard L. Kiehl, Captain, USN (Ret.)“Dick”It is with great sadness, but immense pride that we announce the passing of the …
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Edward B. Purcell Jr. 1925 – 2020

Edward B. “Buzz” Purcell, Jr.May 28, 1925 – December 26, 2020 Columbia, South Carolina – Edward B. (Buzz) Purcell Jr., …
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