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.

 

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 …

KEENAN, JR

1944 – 2024 James Robert “JR” Keenan passed away on Monday, June 17, 2024, at his home in Blanchard, OK …

LAMB, MYRON

1937 – 2023 Myron “Mike” Clark Lamb, a beloved father, stepfather, brother, uncle, and devoted friend, died at Our Lady …

LASHBROOK, DURWOOD

1930 – 2024 urwood Elbridge Lashbrook passed away on May 9, 2024, at the age of 93. He was born …

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 …

MATHEWS, DONALD

1931 – 2024 Donald Mathews passed peacefully at age 93 with family by his side. He will be profoundly missed.Don …

MCCULLUM, EARNEST

1933 – 2024 Earnest Heyward McCullum, 90 of Madison, passed away peacefully at his home on April 29, 2024. Mr …

MINCHER, DONALD LEE

1947 – 2024 Donald Lee Mincher “Gramps” passed away May 29, 2024, surrounded by his family and his faithful dog …

NEIDL, BRUCE

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

PATTERSON, MICHAEL

1941-2024 Michael Arthur Patterson (“Mike”) went to join his wife, Jan, on her birthday, March 1, in the year 2024 …

PETERSON, ROGER

1938-2024 oger D. Peterson, 86, of Galesburg, died at 4:28 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2024, in Seminary Manor. He was …

PETTET, FRANK

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

PINION, ANTHONY

1927 – 2024 Anthony James “Tony” Pinion, 97, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family, Friday evening, May 3, …

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 …

ROBERTS, RONALD

1935 – 2024 Ronald David Roberts, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the BeeHive Assisted Living Facility in …

ROGERS, TERRY

1936-2024 Terry Rogers, a loving husband and father with a song for every occasion, passed away peacefully in June 2024 …

SACHTJEN, RANDALL

1947 – 2024 Randall J. Sachtjen, age 77, passed away unexpectedly on May 12, 2024. Randy was born in Madison, …

SADDLER, GARY

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

SCHEER, LAWRENCE

1924 – 2024 Commander Lawrence Earnest Scheer USN (Retired after 25 years) was born on February 8th, 1924, on a …

SCHULTZ, DAVID

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

SCOTT, STEVEN

1926 – 2024 Scott, Steven M. “Scotty”, 98, of Plantation, formally of Citrus Springs, passed away September 14, 2013. Scotty …

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 …

STANARD, VERNON

1925 – 2024 Vernon Doyle Stanard, 99, of Bridgman, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at Peaceful Manor in …

STEVENS, MICHAEL

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

STRICKLAND, HARTFORD

1937 – 2024 Hartford “Ron” “Spiffy” Strickland, Jr., passed peacefully on April 3, 2024, at the age of 86 following …

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 …

VELTMAN, DEAN

1927 – 2023 Dean K. Veltman, age 95, died April 27, 2023, at his home in Penney Farms, Fla. Dean, …

VINING, WILLIAM

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