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SSBN 640 Obituaries

 




Michael J. (Soupy) Campbell, Sr., who served as a Radioman on the Blue Crew from 1971 - 1974, passed away on September 16, 2012.


 

SLAUGHTER, Henry David, 67, passed away Nov. 13, 2010, in Brentwood, Calif., after a brief battle with medical complications from a stroke. He was born June 22, 1943, in Langley Field, Va., to Henry F. Slaughter, a U.S. Air Force chief warrant officer, and Marcia (Barker) Slaughter; he was an only child. As part of a military family, he lived in various places throughout the United States, graduated high school in Sanford, Fla., and then joined the U. S. Navy where he spent 10 years in the submarine force. He was assigned to operational units including the USS Benjamin Franklin (SSBN-640) and training assignments at the Groton, Conn., submarine base. His time in the Navy included patrols in Vietnam during the war. Following his time in the Navy, he became a management instructor in Connecticut and eventually relocated to the West Coast. David spent much of the rest of his life in the greater Portland area. For many years his life revolved around the maritime environment and he greatly enjoyed any profession that kept him close to the water. He spent time as a ship captain transiting ships through the Panama Canal, and was the captain of a vessel performing supply missions to research stations in Antarctica. David then found his way to the aviation world where he spent many years with TWA and then supervising refueling and other support services at Portland International Airport. In 2003, he relocated to the Bay Area where he again supervised support services at San Francisco International Airport until his retirement in 2008. David is survived by Jeanne Powell, his wife of 14 years; sons, Matthew of Corvallis; John of Prattville, Ala.; Christopher of Australia; stepchildren, Christine Gillingham and Keith Bellisle of Vancouver; and nine grandchildren. The family will be hosting a memorial service in the near future in the Portland area. Family and friends who wish to attend may e-mail: hdsmemorial@gmail.com to obtain more information. Fair winds and following seas.

 

 

Robert "Pop" Coley, Sr., resident of 122 Newspring Court, Summerville, SC 29485, formerly a resident of Montgomery, AL entered into eternal rest on Monday, November 15, 2010,. He is the beloved husband of the late Mrs. Julie Mae Coley, his beloved wife for 59 years, and a United States Navy Retired submarine veteran and WWII Pearl Harbor survivor. He is the father of Robert Coley, Jr. (Sandra), Summerville, SC, Doris Chukes (Frank), Newark, Texas, Jerome Coley of California, Evon Coley of California; brother of Lugenia Robertson of Gulfport, Mississippi; brother-in-law of Dan Robertson of Gulfport, Mississippi and sister-in-law, Agnes Marie Primus of Montgomery, AL; grandfather of eight grandchildren and eight great-grands. Inhumation: Eastwood Cemetery, Montgomery, AL.

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE, Paul L. Master Chief U.S. Navy Submarines (Ret.) passed away on July 8, 2010 at Balboa Navy Hospital with his beloved wife of 54 years holding his hand. He was born at Sylmar, Calif., on June 11, 1937. He attended San Fernando High School Class of '55, where he met and later married his wife. He joined the Navy in '54 and retired in '73. He was on the USS Henderson and USS Ramsden Destroyers. He attended Submarine School in Groton, Conn. and was on the USS Razorback Diesel Submarine, and the USS Benjamin Franklin (SSBN 640). He was at Fltsubtrafac, HI, later a Consublant (Staff) in Virginia '71-'73. He resided in San Diego since '73. He worked for several companies, taught off-road safety riding to childran for 4H at Glamis and Ocatillo. Paul and his wife enjoyed off-roading at Glamis for 20 years. He loved deep sea fishing, boating and the ocean. He is survived by his wife Lauraine, daughters, Terry, Lorraine and Pauline and his much loved doxie "Sparky", two grandsons, two granddaughters, and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four sisters, three brothers, several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all. Memorial Service at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 12 noon. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at his home following the service.

 

 

Wayne E. Miers, 67, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2010. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, on December 31, 1942. Wayne grew up in San Antonio and graduated in 1961 from Highlands High School, where he was the editor of the yearbook. He then attended the University of Texas at Austin on a Naval ROTC scholarship. At UT Wayne served in several campus organizations and lived in the "Crow's Nest," the housing for Naval ROTC midshipmen. He graduated from UT in 1965 with a BA degree in mathematics and a minor in German, and was commissioned in the US Navy as an Ensign. After attending nuclear power school in Vallejo, California, he was then stationed in Idaho Falls, Idaho, for nuclear power prototype training, which he completed in June 1966. On July 3, 1966, he married his college sweetheart, Joan Arrington. They moved to New London, Connecticut, where he completed submarine school in December 1966. Wayne served as weapons officer on the submarine USS Odax (SS-484), based in Charleston, South Carolina, and the nuclear submarine USS Benjamin Franklin based in Guam, while residing in Hawaii.When his service commitment was satisfied, he left the Navy and began his business career with Houston Lighting and Power and soon joined the Houston office of Arthur Andersen, later Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). He obtained an MBA degree from the University of Houston in 1973. He was promoted to Partner in 1981 and retired from the firm on his 50th birthday, December 31, 1992. Throughout his career Wayne was an enthusiastic supporter of Junior Achievement, serving as Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas. In retirement Wayne enjoyed playing golf on a daily basis. In addition to being an avid golfer, he was a supporter of the University of Texas Midshipmans Foundation. He will always be remembered as a caring husband, father, and grandfather.Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Joan Arrington Miers; his son, Jeffrey Todd Miers, his wife Amy, and their daughters, Sloan and Brooke; his daughter, Stacy Miers Rider, her husband Tim and their son, Turner; his mother-in-law, Ruth Ramsay Arrington; his sister-in-law, Joyce Arrington Smith; his niece, Jamie Smith Luff, and her husband Martin; and other members of his extended family. He was predeceased by his mother and stepfather, Louise and Billy L. Tinkle, and by his father-in-law, James R. Arrington.There will be a visitation on Monday, February 8, from 5:00 to 7:00 o'clock in the evening at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079. A military funeral service celebrating Wayne's life will be held on Tuesday, February 9, at 11 o'clock in the morning at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, with a reception following in the Windows on the Terrace Room at Raveneux Country Club, 9415 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Wayne's memory be made to the UT Midshipmans Foundation, c/o Bob Brown, 2365 Bolsover Houston, TX 77005, or to Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, 2115 East Governors Circle, Houston, TX 77092. 

 

 

 

Rodger Lewis Brubaker

July 13, 1952 to Sept. 12, 2007

Rodger Lewis Brubaker, 55, of Poulsbo died from a blood clot Sept. 12, 1007, in Seatac.

He was born July 13, 1952, in Lebanon, Pa., to Lloyd and Dorothy (Kreider) Brubaker. He graduated in 1970 from Palmyra High School in Palmyra, Pa. He married Becky Wright in Las Vegas on Sept. 12, 2006.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1976. He was an officer with the Poulsbo Police Department for about 24 years, retiring July 31, 2005, and then was a long-haul truck driver.  Mr. Brubaker enjoyed fishing, outdoor activities, trying to grow a goatee, spending time with his family, having coffee with friends at the Mucky Duck and eating onion rings at Burger King with the guys.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd H. Brubaker.

He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Brubaker of Pennsylvania; sons, Michael Dutton (Alicia Erickson) and Jessie Dutton, both of Poulsbo; a daughter, Cassandra and Steven Saunders of North Las Vegas; a brother, Gene Brubaker of Pennsylvania; a sister, Larene Brubaker of Florida; a granddaughter, Ivy Saunders; and the “Brotherhood” of the Poulsbo Police Department, Kitsap County Sheriff's Department and Washington State Patrol; and his longtime friend, Kenneth Knobel.

  

 

Robert M. Morrison

Captain, US Navy (Retired)

 

January 20, 1933 - August 18, 2008

Captain Robert McKay Morrison (USN Ret.) was born January 20, 1933, in New York City to Mary Phifer and Loyle Alexander Morrison. Bob was raised in Arlington , VA , and graduated from George Washington High School in Alexandria , VA.   In 1955, he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University , where he was in the NROTC program. 

Bob then served in USS Noa (DD841) and USS Joseph K. Taussig (DD1030). After attending Submarine School in 1958, he reported to USS Bang (SS385), followed by Officer Nuclear Power Training in 1960. His first nuclear submarine was USS Tinosa (SSN606). He then became Executive Officer of USS Alexander Hamilton (SSBN 617) (Gold). In 1967, he became Commanding Officer of USS Benjamin Franklin (SSBN 640) (Blue).  Shore duties included tours at Commander, Anti-Submarine Warfare Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk ; Headquarters US European Command, Stuttgart , Germany ; and Assistant Chief of Staff for Strategic Systems at Commander, Submarine Forces, US Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor .

Following his retirement from the Navy in 1981, he served as the Hawaii Manager for Sonalysts, Inc. of New London , Connecticut , Director of Facilities Services for Kaiser Permanente, and as an energy conservation consultant.  He was past President of the Aloha Chapter of the Naval Submarine League, served on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Fleet Submarine Memorial Association, and was a member of the Honolulu Council of the U.S. Navy League.

Bob is survived by his wife of 47 years, Susan Keyes; sons Robert McKay, Jr. of Alexandria , VA and Thomas Charles of Encinitas , CA ; daughter, Carolyn Avery “Cammy” Bean of Littleton, MA; six grandchildren; and his brother, Commander Lawrence Alexander “Sandy” Morrison (USN Ret.) of Arlington , VA.

On December 8, 2008 he will be inurned with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery .   

 

 

 

My name is Larene Brubaker, and I am Rodger Brubaker's sister.
 
It is with heavy heart to inform you my brother passed on 09/12/07 of complications related to Lung Cancer (malignant mesothelioma), which he fought for 1.5 years.
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/ 2007/sep/13/officer- remembered-tough- compassionate/
 
My brother served on the USS Benjamin from 1976-1979. I have every postcard he ever sent to me, his Sailor cap I used to sleep in and he swore I would wear out, as well as his treasured duffle bag I was allowed to carry down the airport for him.
He used to be my show & tell when he came on land to my elementary school where he would bring in his reel to reel tapes of the underwater sounds of whales, etc. What I wouldn't do to have hear those tapes with him one more time.
His passing has been a shock to his mother, brother, my aunts & uncles, and I miss him more than is humanly possible.
 
I happen to live north of Naples, FL, and would love to attend the November 2011 Reunion in Naples. IIt would be an honor to visit with his crew members, and have the chance to hear memories come alive. If permitted, please send as much information as it becomes available.
 
Please feel free to share this information, and my contact name/email with the crew. Any memories and stories, that can be shared would be greatly appreciated.
 
Best regards,
Larene E. Brubaker
Cape Coral, Florida

 

 

 

SUBVETS GROTON BASE ETERNAL PATROL NOTICE
U.S. SUBMARINE VETERANS GROTON BASE
40 School Street
Groton, CT 06340
Club: (860) 445-5262

Tom Russell
Base Chaplain
chaplain@subvetsgroton.org

Shipmates,
It is our sad duty to inform you all of the passing of a Shipmate. 
Robert L. "Van" "Hoobie" Van Compernolle, 60, of 957 Old Buddington Road, in Groton, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital. Van was born on April 26, 1951, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Albert R. and Frances M. (Hazen) Van Compernolle. He had been married to the former Sandra J. Smith, on February 21, 1979 in Groton. 
Van was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the Navy from 1974 until his retirement in 1994. He Qualified submarines on board the USS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (SSBN 640) in 1974. Van joined us at USSVI Groton Base in 1998, he was a Life member.
A celebration of his life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14 at the Groton Lodge of Elks. All members, Shipmates and friends are welcome to attend. The Honors Detail will muster at 5:15pm and go on at 5:30pm, the uniform, if you have it, will be USSVI Vest, Garrison Cap, Short Sleeve White Shirt, Black Pants, and Black Tie.
Byles-Groton Memorial Home, 310 Thames St., is assisting the family with his arrangements..

"There is a port of no return, where ships may ride at anchor for a little space. 
And then some starless night the cable slips, leaving only an eddy at the mooring place. 
Gulls veer no longer, Sailor rest your oar.
No tangled wreckage will be washed ashore."

Hand Salute

MM1(SS) Robert L. "Van" "Hoobie" Van Compernolle. . .Rest your oar.

Ready Two

 

 

 

Mr. Edward H. Barron, age 68, of Newark, DE, died on Sunday, July 10, 2011.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, on September 9, 1942, Mr. Barron was the son of the late Henry Barron and Mary Kizis Barron. He proudly served his country in the US Navy as a submariner during the Vietnam War. In civilian life he retired as the marine operations manager for “K” Line America in Virginia.

He is survived by his wife, Xenia Cajias Barron; stepsons, Michael Berkowitz, Paul Berkowitz, Adam Berkowitz, and Michael Voss; brother, John Barron; nephews, Tom Wilbert and Jeffrey Wilbert; grandchildren; and extended family.

Viewing will begin at 11:30 am on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, followed by a funeral service at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Lustgarten Foundation, 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714, to aid in the cure for pancreatic cancer.

 

 

In Memory of

Thomas Michael Mcginn

October 18, 1947 - September 8, 2011
Obituary

Thomas Michael McGinn, age 63, of Dunnellon, died September 8, 2011 at home. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 18, 1947, a son to the late Thomas James McGinn and Mary Christina Kilroy McGinn of Riviera Beach, FL. He was retired from the United States Navy and truly loved his service to his country. He leaves behind to cherish his memory in addition to his mother a sister and brother-in-law, Marianne and Robert Zuppinger of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and two nephews Michael Thomas Zuppinger and Ryan McGinn Zuppinger. The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Ocala, Florida.

 

 

Joe Bailey McBroom Jr.


 

 
Published:
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 5:03 PM EDT
May 10, 1950 - Sept. 25, 2011

Joe Bailey McBroom Jr., 61, ended his brave battle with cancer on September 25, 2011. Joe proudly served his country in the USN as a submariner and was a Mayor of Rose Bud, Arkansas for 3 years. Joe helped countless veterans during his career at the Arkansas Employment Security Division as a Disabled Veteran Representative before retiring in 2007. Joe was born May 10, 1950 in Alvin, Texas and resided in Jacksonville, Fla. for the past 5 years.

He leaves to cherish his memories: loving wife, Suzanne; two proud children, Aaron and Nicole; and best buddy, “Mack.”

 

James H. Bowen (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. James Herbert Bowen, 72, of Englewood Dr. Entered into rest Sunday, October 9, 2011, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta, Ga. Funeral Services will be held at 11: A.M. Thursday Oct. 13, 2011, at the St. Teresa Avila Parish, in Martinez, Ga. with Father Gaspar Hegedus Officiating, interment will follow at the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Gibson, Ga. Mr. James was Retired from the Navy after Twenty plus years of Service, he also worked at the University Hospital as a Security Guard, and was a Member of the St. Teresa Avila Parish for Ten Years. He also Served in the Air Force for a short while. He is Survived His Daughter Dawn (Thomas) Bowen Hockert of Martinez, a Step-Daughter Catherine (Bob) Kinner of Martinez, Five Grandchildren, Tyler James Bowen, Robert Kinner, Brenda Kinner, Ronda Kinner, and Deborah Spargo, and Two Great Grandchildren, Catherine Spargo and Brianna Spargo. He was preceded in Death by his Loving Wife Mrs. Edna Chalker Bowen, His Parents William and Deloris Westkamp Bowen, two Sisters Shirley Sharp and Sis Dawes. Pallbearers are Bob Kinner, Thomas Hockert, Don Chalker, Tyler Bowen, Chandler Hockert, and Allen Williams. One Honorary Pallbearer, Derek Griffen. The Family will receive Friends Thursday at the Parish one hour (10:A.M.) before the Service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Sheppard Funeral Home, Gibson, Ga. is in charge of Arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert S. Gartside

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Robert S. Gartside August 16, 1947 - September 28, 2011 Scotland - Robert S. Gartside, 64 of Scotland, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, (September 28, 2011) at his home. Born in Los Angeles, CA on August 16, 1947, he was a son of the late Robert and Arlene (Schlink) Gartside. Bob was a proud veteran of the US Navy Submarine Service. having served for 20 years and retiring in 1985 as Master Chief. During his honorable active duty, he earned several citations and awards including: Enlisted Submarine Insignia, Battle "E" Efficiency Award, Three Meritorious Unit Commendations, Fifth Good Conduct Award for period ending 29 August 1989, SSBN Patrol Pin with one Bronze and four Silver Stars. Following his military career, Bob went on to work at several different nuclear power plants, working in maintenance and retiring in a supervisory position. He was a Mason with the Asylum Lodge, Stonington, CT. Bob was an avid NASCAR fan. He loved racing, building and being involved with race cars of all kinds. He also loved animals but most importantly, he will be remembered by his family for the love and devotion he showed to them. Survivors include three sons and their spouses, Jamie and wife Marie Gartside of Leland, NC, Marcus and wife Melanie Millard of Willimantic, CT, Rocky Hughes of San Diego, CA; a brother, Art Gartside and wife Kay of Stephenville, TX; a sister, Alice and husband John McComb of Ft. Wayne, IN; four grandchildren, Katee, Lacee and Riley Gartside and Jett Millard; two great-grandchildren, Roman and Marlee Long and numerous extended family members and friends. Friends may attend calling hours on Tuesday, (October 4th) from 5 - 7PM at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Rd., Colchester. A Masonic service will be held at 6PM. The Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, gathering at 9:30AM followed by the funeral at 10AM at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in the State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. Donations in his memory may be made to www.ASPCA.org.

 


 

Leanders Lonzo 
(October 29, 1962 - January 6, 2012) 

Leanders Lonzo
U.S. Veteran

Leanders Lonzo, 49, of Fleming Island, FL, passed away unexpectedly on January 6, 2012. He was born on October 29, 1962 in New Orleans, LA to Frederick and Mary Lonzo. He had retired as Senior Chief from the United States Navy following over 22 years of dedicated service. He had been a Submariner Sonarman Technician. Mr. Lonzo was predeceased by a brother and is survived by his wife of 19 years, Alicia Lonzo; daughters, Renyla Poinsette, Makeda Lonzo and Shakira Wilson; son, Kenneth Wilson; parents, Frederick and Mary Lonzo; five brothers and a sister. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Hibernia Baptist Church, 7100 Hwy. 17, Fleming Island, FL 32003. Please sign the family’s online guestbook. Arrangements under the care of Broadus-Raines Funeral Home, 501 Spring St., Green Cove Springs, FL 32043, (904)284-4000.

 

Jim Sedillo 

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Jim R. Sedillo, 55, of San Antonio, passed away December 14, 2011. He was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico on October 23, 1956. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cyndi Sedillo, daughter Andrea and two wonderful grandchildren Jordan and Alysandra Bermea. He is also survived by brothers, Ted and Jerry Sedillo and numerous nieces and nephews. He joined the Navy in 1975 and served on board the USS Benjamin Franklin SSBN 640 - Nuclear Submarine Service as a storekeeper and helmsman and planes man while at sea. He graduated from New Mexico State University in December, 1981 with a Bachelor of Accounting Degree. Jim worked in Las Cruces from 1981 - 1984 in public accounting, then moved to El Paso and worked as a corporate comptroller until 1987. In 1987 he and his family moved to San Antonio, Texas where he continued as a comptroller for the next eight years. From 1995 until 2011, he owned and operated KOFC, Ltd. Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends and was a member of the Catholic Church. His family is honoring Jim's wish that no services be held, but deeply appreciate the outpouring of love expressed by so many family members and friends.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on January 8, 2012

 

 

 

 


Elvin Standrich 

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Elvin Standrich SUMMERVILLE - Elvin B. (Stan) Standrich entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 20, 2012. Born in Anthony, Kansas on December 28, 1938, he was the son of the late Clarence Ray and Myrtle Estella (Herndon) Standrich. He was one of seven children. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1958, serving as a Hospital Corpsman for three years. He was then selected for the NESEP Program and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Math. He received his Commission in October 1965. He served on five submarines during his 26 year career in the U.S. Navy. He was a life member of USSVI Charleston Base, USSVI National, Submarine League,VFW Post 3433, Ben Franklin SSBN640 Assoc., and Lewis and Clark SSBN 644 Assoc. After retiring from the Navy in 1984, he worked several years for Engineering Firms in the area. He then retired, moved to the country and started gardening. He planted a large garden every year. He was very active in his church, New Journey Community Church, working on finances, the Food Pantry, and other projects. He and his wife delivered Meals on Wheels for 11 years. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Anetha A. (Clayton) Standrich of Summerville, and two daughters, Barbara Collins and her husband Jerry of Spartanburg, SC and Deborah Walden and her husband Mike of Matlacha Isles, Florida. He has four grandchildren, Jessica Shaw and her husband Brad of Ladson, SC, Brandon and Kelsey Collins of Spartanburg, SC, and Brian Walden of Cheyenne, Wyoming and one Great Grandson, Cason Shaw of Ladson. He is survived by three brothers and a sister, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by one brother and sister, Bill Standrich and Betty Gunkle, both of Wichita, Kansas. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, February 22, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm at Parks Funeral Home, 130 W 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning, February 23, 2012 at 11 am at Parks Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. John C. Elvington of New Journey Community Church of Ridgeville. After the service his ashes will be scattered at sea. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the following: New Journey Community Church, 539 Highway 78, Ridgeville, SC 29472, USSVI/CB, Fleet Reserve Assoc, 99 Wisteria Road, Goose Creek, SC 29445, Full Moon Farm, (Wolf Hybrid Rescue) P.O. Box 1374, Black Mountain, NC 28711-1374 or , Charleston SC, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, N. Charleston, SC 29406. Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths



Ben Cozadd 

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Bennett A. COZADD 1938 ~ 2012 Ben Cozadd, age 73, died on April 19th of complications following surgery. Ben Cozadd was a principal at JDW/Kieburtz LLC and the Finance Director of Interior Design International at the time of his death. He was born and raised in Warren, Ohio, where as a Boy Scout he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Cornell University. Following Naval ROTC and graduation from Cornell University with a degree of Mechanical Engineering, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy, and selected and trained as a nuclear submariner. After his service with the U.S. Navy, Ben earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He worked in corporate finance for Corning Glass Works before relocating to Seattle where he worked in venture capital and finance. He is survived by his wife, Shirley LaFollette; son, Bruce Cozadd and daughter-in-law Sharon Hoffman (Menlo Park, CA); daughter, Chris Cozadd and son-in-law Andrew Gilmour (Falls Church, VA); step-daughter Angela Eggelston (Sammamish), step-son Randy LaFollette (Seattle), and nine grandchildren. Also surviving Ben is his brother, Phil Cozadd (Loudon, TN). His first wife, Dale, pre-deceased him. Ben was a mechanical whiz, with a remarkable ability to fix nearly anything. In the Navy, he was involved with operational testing and validation, and deployed on early nuclear submarines. After earning his MBA he worked in corporate finance and venture capital, applying an engineer's approach to finance. Ben loved boating, particularly cruising in the San Juans; also music and the arts, and attending the Seattle Symphony and Husky football games. He was an enthusiastic member and former Commodore of the Seattle Yacht Club. In addition to other interests, Ben took great delight in introducing his grandchildren to the joys of boating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial contributions be made in Ben's name to the SYC Foundation at the Seattle Yacht Club to assist sailing programs for underprivileged children and for training youth engaged in amateur competition, including young Olympians.



CAPT Guy A. B. Grafius, USN (Ret)

CAPT Grafius died from cancer +Friday, March 1, 2013, in Scottsdale, AZ. He received a congressional appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, from which he graduated with the class of 1955. During his 30 years as a naval officer, he served aboard five submarines, including the commissioning crew of the Polaris submarine USS Benjamin Franklin. He served a year in Vietnam as a psychological operation adviser. Along with numerous shore assignments, he was commanding officer of the ammunition ship USS Mauna Kea, and the fast replenishment ship USS Camden. His next assignment was as chief of staff, Naval Forces Korea. His final tour of duty was as commanding officer, Naval Station Seattle. After his retirement in 1985, he and his wife, the former Ruth "Pat" Marian Ressler, of Shamokin, remained in Seattle, where he was an engineering consultant. They moved to Scottsdale in 2000. Surviving, in addition to Pat, his wife of 55 years, are two sons, Kurt Ressler Grafius and his wife, Marlene, and Guy William Grafius and his two children, Connor and Ava Grafius, and a sister, Melba Grafius, of Scottsdale. He was predeceased by his sister, Elinor Grafius, who died in 2010. A memorial service and inurnment of ashes will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy Columbarium.




William R. Schild


William R. Schild, 79, passed peacefully on Oct. 10, in St. Augustine. He had retired from a long career in the United States Navy Submarine service. "Sailor rest your oars." He was also longtime member of the Elks Club and an active member of the local lodge. Although he traveled extensively throughout his life, St. Augustine was his home.

William was preceded in death by his loving wife Phyllis and their daughter Linda.

He is survived by his son Mike Schild; daughter Tracey (Jeff) Johnson of St. Augustine; sisters Rosemary Schild and Stephanie Schild (Charlie Wise) of Rock Island Illinois; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren of whom he loved dearly.

A memorial gathering will be announced at a later date.

Craig Funeral Home, Crematory, and Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.






From Jim Albert at the 2015 Reunion

David Ackerman

Frank Adams

Milton Appleton

Edward Barron

Ken Beacham

Melvin Bird

Tom Blevins

James Bohli

Bill Bowe

Jim Bowen

Garry Brown

Roger Brubaker

Bill Burleson

Michael Soupy Campbell

Robert Coley

Gary Cosendine

Bennet Cozadd

J.N. Darby

Andrew Dawson

Donald Digh

Joseph Donnelly

Robert Dunkle

Victor Dunn

Chuck Emerson

Clint Engledow

Fritz Feldhaus

Jim Fingers

Dan Furlan

John Gaffin

Bob Gartside

Dan Gibson

Brian Giesick

Guy Grafius

Henry Gutman

Clifford Hamby

Terry Harvey

Bob Hayes

Bllly Lee Heid

Bill Herndon

W.P. Hinson

Jessie Hurley

Tom Jarvis

Dale Kingery

Herb Kingsberry

Don Lasiter

Paul Lawrence

David Linn

Leanders Lonzo

Vince Magnatta

Steve Maher

Bob Mays

Joe McBroom

Tom McGinn

Tom McGraw

Glenn McKeag

Frank Meredith

Roger Messler

Wayne Miers

Bob Morrison

Ken Muth

Warren Myers

Harold Nordberg

Earnie Ozvath

Elmer Padua

Charles Paperstein

Pat Parker

Dave Parmenter

Phil Powers

W.H. Purdum

J. Guy Reynolds

Bill Schild

Jim Sedillo

H. David Slaughter

Paul Smith

Tom Smith

Frank Space

Elvin Standrich

Keith Stoner

Eric Street

Mike Talkington

C.V. Tibus

Herb Tonnesson

Ben Twombley

John Upton

Andy Urbanc

Bob Van Compernolle

Ed Vargas

Charlie Voss

Joe Weinman

Steve Wellinghurst

Spencer West

Ross Williams

Dave Wizner

John York