United States Submarine Veterans Inc. Charleston Base

THE USSVI CREED
To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of duties while serving their country.
That their dedication, deeds and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments.
Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of America and its Constitution.

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NOW ON ETERNAL PATROL
Eternal Patrol Slideshow

USSVI National Eternal Patrol Roster

MMCM(SS) Joseph Phillip LaRose III
Eternal Patrol
on September 21, 2017
ETCM(SS) Phillip E. 'Phil' Euper
Eternal Patrol
on April 2, 2017
BM3(SS) Andrew Edward Palenchar
Eternal Patrol
on February 16, 2017
CWO1(SS) Charles Clifford 'Chuck' Bohling Jr.
Eternal Patrol
on November 11, 2016
RMC(SS] Arthur O'Meally Jr.
Eternal Patrol
on October 5, 2016
CS1(SS) William Houston 'Bill' Weaver
Eternal Patrol
on September 10, 2016
EMCM(SS) Donald George 'Don' Mook
Eternal Patrol
on September 5, 2016
MMCM(SS) Clell B. 'Hutch' Hutchinson
Eternal Patrol
on August 27, 2016
EMCS(SS) William Max 'Al' Allen
Eternal Patrol
on August 12, 2016
EN1(SS) Edgel Cletis 'Clete' Hash
Eternal Patrol
on August 11, 2016
RMCM(SS) John E. 'Jack' Ilgenfritz
Eternal Patrol on July 12, 2016
CS2(SS) Lewis Leroy 'Lee' Allison
Eternal Patrol on April 15, 2016
FTCM(SS) Robert G. 'Bob' Grabowski
Eternal Patrol
on April 13, 2016
MMCS(SS) James 'Jim' George Yates
Eternal Patrol
on February 6, 2016
LCDR Dave E. Rein
Eternal Patrol
on February 5, 2016
FTC(SS) Abel 'Abe' Urias Jenkins
Eternal Patrol
on January 20, 2016
RMCM(SS) Gary L. Samples
Eternal Patrol
on January 14, 2016
YMCM(SS) David L. Hansen
Eternal Patrol
on January 9, 2016
FCSN(SS) John Irving Clarkin
Eternal Patrol
on October 21, 2015
ENCS(SS) Bruce W. Wright
Eternal Patrol
on September 26, 2015
SN(SS) Monty Silvers
Eternal Patrol
on September 2, 2015
TMCM(SS) Robert J. Deschaine
Eternal Patrol
on August 28, 2015
IC3(SS) Henry Neville 'Skip' Gilmer, Jr.
Eternal Patrol
on August 15, 2015
MMCS(SS) Robert Dale Hubert
Eternal Patrol
on July 18, 2015
VADM Albert J. Baciocco, Jr.
Eternal Patrol
on May 22, 2015
HMCS(SS) John 'Doc' David Hill, Jr.
Eternal Patrol on May 10, 2015
MMCM(SS) Glenn Francis Fleming
Eternal Patrol
on March 30, 2015
MSCM(SS) Ralph 'Dutch' Wieland
Eternal Patrol
on March 23, 2015
MMC(SS) Harry William Feller
Eternal Patrol
on November 16, 2014
FTB2(SS) Stanley Charles 'Charlie' Rook
Eternal Patrol
on October 23, 2014
MMCS(SS) Karl Edwin Humbertson
Eternal Patrol
on October 21, 2014
SKCS(SS) Dennis Patrick Keane
Eternal Patrol
on August 31, 2014
LT(SS) Clyde V. Peters
Eternal Patrol
on August 22, 2014
MMCS(SS) James 'Jim' Gulick
Eternal Patrol
on July 1, 2014
Arlington Cemetery Burial Pictures
ETCS(SS) William Henry 'Bill' Burke
Eternal Patrol on April 25, 2014
MSC(SS) Benjamin F. 'Benny' McDonald
Eternal Patrol on March 7, 2014
MMCS(SS) Kenneth 'Ken' Robert Fuhr
Eternal Patrol on February 2, 2014
STCM(SS) Clarence Albert 'Al' Lammers
Eternal Patrol on January 19, 2014
FTCM(SS) Wayne Ivan Skinner
Eternal Patrol on December 6, 2013
HMC(SS) Boyce 'Doc' Greg Williams
Eternal Patrol on September 3, 2013
ICC(SS) William U. Buxton
Eternal Patrol on August 29, 2013
EN2(SS) Marshall 'Pappy' Nathan Henderson
Eternal Patrol on August 21, 2013
EMC(SS) Richard 'Barney' Desaussure Barnette
Eternal Patrol on May 11, 2013
QMC(SS) Patrick Andrew Carswell
Eternal Patrol on May 11, 2013
SK2(SS) Lawrence 'Larry' Robert Fox
Eternal Patrol on May 10, 2013
MT1(SS) Augustus 'Gus' Christian Martin
Eternal Patrol on February 15, 2013
RMSN(SS) William Rhett 'Bill' Copeland
Eternal Patrol on January 3, 2013
TMC(SS) David Carl Bonow
Eternal Patrol on November 29, 2012
HMCS(SS) Raymond Lee Murphy
Eternal Patrol on November 4, 2012
TMCM(SS) Barry Albright Wilson
Eternal Patrol on November 4, 2012
EMC(SS) William E. 'Bill' Pruitt
Eternal Patrol on September 27, 2012
TM2(SS) Samuel E. Strickland
Eternal Patrol on June 11, 2012
MMCM(SS) Gary E. Semler
Eternal Patrol on May 19, 2012
TM2(SS) Richard Gale 'Fox' Binkley
Eternal Patrol on March 19, 2012
CDR(SS) Elvin B. 'Stan' Standrich
Eternal Patrol on February 20, 2012
BMC(SS) 'Panama' Jack Stevenson Sr.
Eternal Patrol on August 17, 2011
EM3(SS) James Paul King
Eternal Patrol on June 28, 2011
RMCM(SS) Jon Roger Sutton
Eternal Patrol on June 28, 2011
MMCM(SS) Larry C. Sims
Eternal Patrol on June 22, 2011
LCDR(SS) Philip V. 'Swede' Hansen
Eternal Patrol on May 28, 2011
TMC(SS) Girard Edward 'Jerry' Coutu
Eternal Patrol on February 28, 2011
MMCS(SS) Walter Arnold Job
Eternal Patrol
on January 12, 2011
CDR(SS) Albert Aloysius Wood, Jr.
Eternal Patrol on January 5, 2011
STSCS(SS) Avery 'Jim' Lord
Eternal Patrol
on 12/17/2010
MMCS(SS) Richard 'Rick' Waller
Eternal Patrol
on 11/13/2010
LDCR(SS) William F. Kopacka
Eternal Patrol on 7/24/2010
ETCM(SS) Francis 'Frank' John Young
Eternal Patrol
on 7/17/2010
EMC(SS) Alvin 'Al' Eugene Addington
Eternal Patrol
on 5/26/2010
MMCS(SS) Andrew Larry Hendrix
Eternal Patrol
on 3/13/2010
QM2(SS) William Clyde Yates, Jr.
Eternal Patrol on 11/5/2009
TM1(SS) Michael James Stuffle
Eternal Patrol
on 12/21/2009
MMC(SS) Benjamin William Heber
Eternal Patrol
on 11/24/2009
LCDR(SS) James Warren Eckles
Eternal Patrol
on 11/12/2009
CAPT(SS) George Frenger Lisle
Eternal Patrol
on 11/5/2009
TMC(SS) George Dewey Wells, Jr.
Eternal Patrol
on 11/2/2009
TMC(SS) Robert 'Bob' Finch
Eternal Patrol
on 9/1/2009
FN(SS) William 'Bill' Smith, Sr.
Eternal Patrol on 7/3/2009
ENC(SS) William 'Bill' H. Hyatt, Jr.
Eternal Patrol
on 5/31/2009
MMCS(SS) Donald 'Don' L. Nuzum
Eternal Patrol
on 4/15/2009
Memorial Service Pictures
ENC(SS) Glen 'Curly' R. Houck
Eternal Patrol
on 2/8/2009
CWO2(SS) Sylvester 'Sy' Maxon Mabie
Eternal Patrol
on 1/13/2009
TM1(SS) Wallace Holland Fulmer
Eternal Patrol
on 12/28/2008
Memorial Service Pictures
FTCM(SS) Robert W. Chinn
Eternal Patrol
on 12/9/2008
EM2(SS) Barnwell Rhett Chaplin, Jr.
Eternal Patrol
on 10/17/2008
EM1(SS) Thomas E. Walsh
Eternal Patrol on 9/16/2008
EM2(SS) Ronald L. Willis
Eternal Patrol
on 7/13/2008
MSC(SS) Myron John Law
Eternal Patrol
on 2/24/2008
RMC(SS) Duane J. Anderson
Eternal Patrol
on 6/30/2007
EMC(SS) James Jerrold Madison III
Eternal Patrol on 12/18/2005
ETCM(SS) Raymon Binion
Eternal Patrol on 8/30/2005
??(sS) Edgar 'Mac' McCollum
Eternal Patrol on 6/27/2005
EN1(SS) Carmon Hatch Webb
Eternal Patrol on 5/5/2005
STSC(SS/DV) Roger Lanegan
Eternal Patrol on 1/15/2005
??(SS) Robert Kotzke
Eternal Patrol  on 1/4/2005
CPO(SS) Charles Amole
Eternal Patrol on 12/3/2004
EMC(SS) Donald Kopp
Eternal Patrol on 4/5/2004
RADM(SS) James B Osborn
Eternal Patrol on 3/30/2004
??(SS) Samuel Gerard
Eternal Patrol on 1/5/2004
EMP2(SS) Lawrence Vincent
 Eternal Patrol on 9/16/2003
LTJG(SS) Hugh Oliver Gill
Eternal Patrol on 8/3/2003
MCPO(SS) Varnell Poss
Eternal Patrol on 9/12/2002
EM1(SS) Blase Ferdinand Wagenbrenner
Eternal Patrol on 7/14/1999
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Summerville SC
Eternal Patrol on September 21, 2017

Sailor Rest Your Oar
May 8, 1940  -  September 21, 2017

Master Chief Joseph Philip LaRose III, MMCM, 77, of Summerville, beloved husband of 54 years of Ann L. Spears LaRose, passed away in the early morning hours on Saturday, September 16, 2017 with his family. He was born on May 8, 1940 in New London, Ct, to Joseph Philip LaRose II and June Havens LaRose. He honorably & proudly served for 24 years in the United States Navy rank of E-9 master chief, the majority of those years were spent in submarine service. Post military his years were spent continuing his education obtaining several college degrees (Associates and technical) working for several local firms, finally retiring again as Warranty Manager for Sunburst Properties. Mr. Joe is survived by his loving wife, Ann, devoted daughter: Kelly Hill (James) of St. Stephen, sister: June Nunes (Bob) of Groton, CT, two grandchildren: Veronica and Vanessa LaRose, special brother in Law: Bob Spears (Carole); niece: Valerie Ackley (Ken) and many more nieces, nephews, extended other family members and great friends. He was sadly predeceased by his son: Joseph P. LaRose, IV and sister: Yvonne Ackley. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation from 1 to 3 o’clock on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at James A. Dyal Funeral Home followed by his funeral service at 3 o’clock at James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be private at a later date. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com.
ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SC 29483 (843)873-4040


USSVI National Life
USSVI Charleston Base Life

Holland Club
FRA Branch 269
VFW Post 10624

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ETCM(SS) Phillip E. 'Phil' Euper
Ladson SC

Eternal Patrol on April 2, 2017

Sailor Rest Your Oar
January 6, 1943  -  April 2, 2017

Phillip E. Euper, 74, of North Charleston, passed away April 2, 2017. Born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Phillip and Lola Euper. Phillip joined the United States Navy and served his country for twenty eight years, retired as a Master Chief. After his service in the Navy, he went on to work in the IT Department at Ralph Johnson VA Hospital. Mr. Euper was an avid model train enthusiast. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch #269, American Legion Post 166, the Charleston Area Model Railroad Club and the Miata Car Club. He is survived by his wife, Toni Euper; sons, Phillip Euper and wife Sandra of Goose Creek and Matthew Euper and wife Megan of Summerville; grandson, Phillip Euper. Mr. Euper was predeceased by his first wife, Beverly Euper. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, GOOSE CREEK CHAPEL. Burial will follow with military honors in Plantation Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Charleston Area Model Railroad Club, www.chamrc.com. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted to www.mcalister-smith.com. Arrangements entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Goose Creek Chapel, 869 St. James Avenue Goose Creek, South Carolina, 29445, 843-553-1511.

USSVI National 
USSVI Charleston Base
 
FRA Branch 269
VFW Post 10624

 
BM3(SS) Andrew Edward Palenchar
Aurora, CO
Eternal Patrol on February 18, 2017

Sailor Rest Your Oar
 October 30, 1925 - February 18, 2017

Andrew Edward Palenchar, 91, born Oct. 30, 1925, in Carpentertown, Pa., was the son of John A. and Mary Magdalene Puhala Palenchar. He was residing at the Colorado State Veteran's Home in Aurora, Colo. (for the past six months after living with his daughter for 6 1/2 years) when he died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, with his daughter at his side. He attended Hurst High School and received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His wife, Rose Veronica Harvan, predeceased him on Aug. 7, 2009. They were married June 14, 1947, at St. Barnabas Slovak Catholic Church in Swissvale. Andrew is survived by his daughter, Sandra Lee Bourassa, of Aurora, Colo., and his son, Jack Hankins, of Fayette, Ala. He is also survived by his grandsons, Jason Bourassa, of Aurora, Colo., and Jack Hankins, of Thomasville, Ala.; his granddaughter, Kelly Hankins KoIb, of Euphora, Miss.; as well as his great-grandsons, Vash Bourassa, Cooper Hankins, Carter Hankins, Conner Kolb and Carsen KoIb. His sister, Helen Palenchar Woodman, and brother, Michael Palenchar, reside in Greensburg. There are also 13 nieces and nephews in his family. Andrew was a combat veteran and war hero. He served his country in the Navy during World War II on the USS Finback SS230 class submarine. While on its 10th war patrol, the Finback -- with Andrew at the helm and the first man on deck -- rescued Lt. J.G. George Herbert Walker Bush, this country's 41st president, after he was shot down by the Japanese off of Chichi Jima in the South Pacific. Andrew reached over the side of the Finback and pulled the future president out of the water, saving his life. When WWII ended, Andrew played minor league baseball as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals in Jeanette. After injuring his arm, he went to work for the J. Edgar Thompson steel mill in Braddock, where he met his wife. Also during that time, he joined the Army Reserves. Just as the Korean War was escalating, his reserve unit was called to active duty in September 1950. Andrew then attended Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Ga., before serving for 15 months in 1954-1955 in the Korean War. He continued his military career and served two tours of duty in South Vietnam, 1966-1967 and 1970-1971, for a total of 2 1/2 years in the country. He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel in October 1979, having served his country for more than 34 years of his life. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, at BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 406 E. Washington St., Mt. Pleasant, with a viewing from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Full military honors will be accorded at the graveside. A memorial service will be held in Colorado at a date and time to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Fund. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/triblive-tribune-review/obituary.aspx?n=andrew-e-palenchar&pid=184269276&fhid=30219&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.gCaE3u3y.dpuf
Published in Greensburg Tribune Review from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1

SVWWII Swamp Fox Chapter
USSVI National Life
USSVI Charleston Base
Life
USSVI  Rocky Mountain Base
Holland Club

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CWO1(SS) Charles Clifford 'Chuck' Bohling
Summerville SC
Eternal Patrol on November 11, 2016

Sailor Rest Your Oar
  January 24, 1930 - November 11, 2016

Summerville - Charles "Chuck" Clifford Bohling, 86, husband of Irene Giguere-Leger-Bohling, of Summerville, SC passed away Friday, November 11, 2016 at his residence. Memorial Services will be held Monday morning, November 21, 2016 at 10 o'clock in Parks Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be held at Beaufort National Cemetery at 2 o'clock. Chuck was born January 24, 1930 in Neodesha, KS, a son of Perry Moulton and Leona Bowker Moulton. He was a retired US Navy Chief Warrant Officer who joined the military in 1947 and served in the occupational forces during World War II and Korean Conflict. He was a member of Navy Seal Team 2 during his service in Vietnam. In addition to his loving wife, Irene Giguere-Leger-Bohling of Summerville, SC, Charles leaves behind two daughters, Wilma M. House (Gary) of Powatan, VA, Judy E. Mercer (Mark) of Virginia Beach, VA; one son, Tommy C. Bohling (Nellie) of Virginia Beach, VA; three stepchildren, Ronald A. Leger, Jr. (Sherry) of Dunnellon, FL, James H. Leger (Sheila) and Thomas A. Leger, all of Summerville; eight grandchildren, Aimee Damers (John), Melissa McLemore (Daniel), Rachel Fiorelto (James), James Bohling (Mary), Tommy C. Bohling (Jocelyn), J. P. Reckenberger, Charnel M. Reckenberger, Mark Mercer, Jr.; four step-grandchildren, Lauren Lines, Lucy Musselman, Ryan Leger, Diana Leger; and several great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, Perry Moulton and Leona Bowker Moulton, one son, Charles S. Bohling; two brothers, Perry Moulton and Jackie Moulton. Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 W. 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. www.parksfuneralhome.com Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?n=charles-bohling-chuck&pid=182526594&fhid=8977#sthash.yhMXZl9q.dpuf

USSVI National 
USSVI Charleston Base 

Holland Club

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RMC(SS) Arthur O'Meally Jr.
Gautier MS
Eternal Patrol on October 5, 2016

Sailor Rest Your Oar
  May 12, 1933 - October 5, 2016

1933 - 2016 Arthur O'Meally, Jr., age 83, passed away on October 05, 2016 in Gautier, MS. He served in the U.S. Navy for twenty seven years. He retired from Quanta System in Rockville, Maryland after twenty years of service. He was also a member of the Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland, Red Cross Council.(Edzell, Scotland) as well as a member of the U.S. Submarine Veterans, Holland Club. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur O'Meally, Sr., and his mother, Blanche O'Meally; his mother in law, Winnie Hayes Lawson, his father in law, Arthur Lawson ;one sister in law, Dorothy O'Meally and a grandson, Robert Hielin. His survivors include his wife of thirty nine years, Mildred Lawson O'Meally, two daughters, Karlena O'Meally, and Gail Kiner; one son, Steven O'Meally, one step son, Ricky Parker;one brother, John Lawerence O'Meally, two sisters- in-law, Ollie Mae Lawson and Glenda Lawson; two brother in laws, Levi Lawson and Rudolph Lawson; a devoted niece, Shelia Lawson Watson; a devoted god child, Alexis Alexander and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Memorial Services will be held 11:00am Friday, October 14, 2016 at Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, MS All Arrangements by Unity Funeral Home, Moss Point, MS www.UNITYFH.net 

USSVI National Life Member
USSVI Charleston Base
Life Member
Holland Club

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CS1(SS) William Houston 'Bill' Weaver

Goose Creek SC
Eternal Patrol on September 10, 2016

Sailor Rest Your Oar
 May 20, 1928 - September 10, 2016

William Houston Weaver, 88, of Cross, S.C., U S. Navy veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, husband of Carol White Weaver, died Saturday, September 10, 2016, in VA Medical Center. William was born May 20, 1928, in Lana, Mississippi, the son of Lenard Sylvester Weaver and Carrie Lee Moore Weaver. He was a retired U.S. Navy Veteran, having served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of the Association of Sub Vets. Surviving in addition to his wife, are three daughters - Paula Sanders of Sacramento, CA: Elaine Weaver of Kona, Hawaii; Debbie DuBois and her husband, Ron, of Deltona, FL; two sons - William H. Weaver II and his wife, Diane, of Baldhead, City, AZ; and Monte Weaver of Trenton, N.J.; a brother - Marcus Leon Weaver of Forest, MS: two sisters - Francis Williams of Shallowmar, FL; and Jewell Lorraine Murphy and her husband, Gus, of JACKSON, MS; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and 3 great great grandchildren. His funeral service will be held at Russell Funeral Chapel, Tuesday morning, September 13, 2016, at 11 o'clock. Interment will follow in Whispering Pines Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at RUSSELL FUNERAL CHAPEL Monday evening, September 12, between 6 and 8 o'clock. Memorials may be made to Belle Isle Presbyterian Church Carpet Fund; 3457 Highway 45; Pineville, S. C. 29468; or to Veterans Victory House; 2461 Sidneys Road; Walterboro, S. C. 29488.

USSVI National Life
USSVI Charleston Base Life

Holland Club

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EMCM(SS) Donald George 'Don' Mook
Ladson SC

Eternal Patrol on September 5, 2016

Sailor Rest Your Oar
March 1, 1948  -  September 5, 2016

MOOK, DONALD GEORGE departed on eternal patrol on September 5, 2016 after a short battle with cancer.  Donald was born in Port Arthur, TX on March 1, 1948.  Don proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 28 years, retiring in 1993 as an EMCM.  Achieving the rank of Master Chief was the highlight of his career.  He served aboard numerous SSBN submarines and concluded his career on SSN submarines.  Being a submariner was one of his proudest accomplishments. Don met the love of his life, Vickie, while serving as an instructor at the Nuclear Power Training Unit in Idaho Falls, ID.  They met on Labor Day weekend and were married eight short weeks later on October 29, 1976. Don loved fishing, hunting and shooting.  But most of all he loved his family and his brothers – other submarine veterans. He is survived by his wife, Vickie, daughter April Jeneen Hilton (Andy), son Ian Harrison (Chris) and grandchildren Lexi Mook , Harrison Hilton, LeAnn Nichole Duclos and Gregory Dwayne Fields. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edith Mae (Hickey) Mook and George Harrison Mook, and daughter Stormy Kay (Mook) Fields. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, September 9, at 1:00pm at The Fleet Reserve, 99 Wisteria Rd, Goose Creek, SC.

USSVI National 
USSVI Charleston Base
 
FRA Branch 269
Patriot's Point Volunteer

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MMCM(SS) Clell B. 'Hutch' Hutchinson

N. Charleston SC
Eternal Patrol on August 27, 2016

Sailor Rest Your Oar
  August 17, 1935 - August 27, 2016

Clell Burton “Chief” Hutchinson, CMC (SS), USN (Ret), died on August 27, 2016 at age 81.  He embarked on eternal patrol from his home, surrounded by loved ones. Chief was born to the late Lillian Rumsey Hutchinson and   Eldon “Halley” Hutchinson in Niles, Michigan. He was dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in his every endeavor; mediocrity was anathema to him.  He was chief of the boat aboard several nuclear submarines.  He was a navy career counselor and senior enlisted advisor to 2 admirals at the Charleston Navy Base as well as chairman of the advisory board of the base Chief’s Club.  He served 2 terms as Command Master Chief Comsubgru Six Staff. As construction coordinator he oversaw the successful building and opening of SIMA.  Chief was a member of the All Navy Conference and recommended several changes to the ombudsman program which were implemented Navy-wide. After navy retirement, Chief turned his attention to hunting, fishing, boating, competition shooting, and his family.  He was Vice President of the Palmetto Gun Club and instrumental in promoting and supporting IPSY and IDPA shooting disciplines.  He taught many shooters, including a talented aspiring Olympian. Chief continued his efforts to be a positive influence and problem solver in the community. Upon learning that his subdivision and surrounding areas were about to lose fire protection, he, along with Tony Peccarora, Ted French and several others began planning the Ashley River Fire District. Chief held many planning meetings at his house and he became Chairman of the Board of the Ashley River Fire District Planning Commission.  The Robert Bosch Corporation donated land for the fire station and the commission received Dorchester County Council approval for an election to form the district and pass the tax authorization to fund it. The voters approved and the ARFD came to fruition.  Chief was a member of The Subvets, the Holland Club, the NRA and the VFW and was an active member of St. Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Church in Summerville. Chief is survived by his wife, Catherine Lehrberger Hutchinson; 2 daughters, Laura Friend (Joe) and Robin LaRocque (Steve); 2 grandsons, Steven and Adam Hassler (Ginger); and 2 granddaughters, Alexandra and Casandre LaRocque.  He was predeceased by granddaughter Danielle LaRocque.  The family will receive friends between 5:00 and 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services (7475 Peppermill Pkwy, North Charleston, SC 29418). His Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 AM at St. Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Church, 11001 Dorchester Road, Summerville. Interment will follow at Dorchester Memory Gardens after the Mass. Reception immediately following graveside services will be held in the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Theresa building fund or the Wounded Warriors Project. Arrangements made by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services (7475 Peppermill Pkwy, North Charleston, SC 29418).

USSVI National Life
USSVI Charleston Base Life

Holland Club

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EMCS(SS) William Max Allen

Goose Creek SC
Eternal Patrol on August 12, 2016

Sailor Rest Your Oar
  March 22, 1942 - August 12, 2016


EMCS (SS), William Max Allen, USN (Ret), 74, of Goose Creek, died Friday, August 12, 2016, at his residence with his family by his side. He was born, March 22, 1942 in Watsontown, PA to the late Max Allen and Annetta Dreisbach Allen. Bill joined the United States Navy after high school in January 1961, and retired in July 1986. He then went to work for the South Carolina Department of Corrections in October 1986 as an electrician/maintenance supervisor at Lieber Correctional Institute and later MacDougall. He retired in December 2007. He loved NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt, Sr. & Jr. and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mr. Allen was a member of the USSVI National and Charleston Base, Holland Club, American Legion and SSN 571 Nautilus Alumni Association. He recently received two awards and a patch commemorating his 50 years of being a Submariner Veteran. Mr. Allen is survived by his wife of almost 40 years, Sylvia Ricafrente Allen; three daughters, Brooke Allen of Goose Creek, Ashley Allen Verble and her husband Dallas, of Goose Creek, and Crystal Allen Mathews and her husband Saju of Virginia Beach, VA; grandchildren, Nathan Smith, Fabian Allen, Dallas Verble, V, Hallie Verble, Delaney Verble, Anjali Mathews, Isabella Mathews; sisters, Margaret Allen Frischenmeyer of Selinsgrove, PA and Varissa Allen Frantz of Endicott NY. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, Robert and Richard Allen; and his sister, Betty Jane Allen Smalls.

A memorial service will be held, Saturday, August 20th 2016 at 12:00 pm, at McAlister-Smith Funeral, Goose Creek, SC. A reception will follow at the family’s residence. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted to www.mcalister-smith.com Arrangements entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 869 ST. JAMES AVENUE GOOSE CREEK SC29445

USSVI National Life
USSVI Charleston Base Life

Holland Club
FRA Branch 269
American Legion
SSN 571 Nautilus Alumni Association Inc. (NAAI)

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EN1(SS) Edgel Cletis 'Clete' Hash

Summerville SC
Eternal Patrol on August 11, 2016

Sailor Rest Your Oar
  August 26, 1944 - August 11, 2016

Edgel "Clete" Cletis Hash, 71, of Summerville, widower of Lynda M. Hash, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Trident Medical Center. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10 o'clock AM at Dorchester Memory Gardens, 11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville. Clete was born on August 26, 1944 in St. Albans, West Virginia, son of the late Charles Vinton Hash and Margie Louise (Adams) Hash. He was a retired veteran of the United States Navy and the United States Air Force. Surviving are: daughter: Jennifer Porter, Charleston; son: Gerald Lee Johnson, TN; six brothers and sisters: Joyce Ann Lincolnogger, Culloden, WV, Arlie Vinton Hash, Buffalo, KY, Lois Lee Hash, St. Albans, WV, Anna Pauline Price, St. Albans, WV, Paul Eugene Hash, Thomasville, NC and Elizabeth Lorraine Hash, TN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com. ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SC 29483 (843)873-4040. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

USSVI National
USSVI Charleston Base

Holland Club
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RMCM(SS) John E. 'Jack' Ilgenfritz

Goose Creek SC

Eternal Patrol on July 12, 2016

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August 14, 1944 - July 12, 2016

Goose Creek –Command Master Chief John E (Jack) Ilgenfritz, USN RET, 71, of Goose Creek passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. Born in Pittsburgh, PA he was the son of the late Jerome and Anna Ilgenfritz.  Jack was married to his High school sweetheart, Karen, for 52 beautiful years.  Karen predeceased Jack in April 2016. During his life, Jack spent 25 years in the US Navy Submarine Service serving on USS  Albacore (AGSS 569), USS SEA ROBIN (SS407), USS TINOSA (SSN606), USS JAMES MADISON (SSBN627) (GOLD), and USS NATHAN HALE (SSBN623) (BLUE).  He served as the Chief of the Boat on the USS Nathan Hale (SSBN623) (BLUE). He also had numerous shore commands. His last assignment was as the Command Master Chief of Submarine Squadron Four at the Charleston Naval Base. Two of Jack’s Major accomplishments during his Naval Career was attending Southern Illinois University of Carbondale Ill (Extension Program) and receiving his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education in 1977.  Since he had not completed high school prior to joining the U.S. Navy, Jack received his GED and High Equivalency Diploma prior to entering college while on active duty. The second accomplishment was attaining the rank of Command Master Chief. Jack was constantly saying how grateful he was that his beautiful wife Karen was behind all of his life’s accomplishments, through her devotion, dedication and love for him and his family.  Upon retirement from the US Navy, Jack was employed by the Navy Family Service Center, Charleston until 1992. He then went to work at the US Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston as the Life Skills Instructor until his final retirement in 2007. Jack was also a member of Charleston Base Submarine Veterans.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, helping raise his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was very proud of all of them. Jack had many friends around the country who he kept in contact with after retirement. Jack is survived by his children: daughter, Donna Lynn Taylor of Goose Creek; three sons, David M Ilgenfritz of Kingsland GA, Robert A. “Bobby” Ilgenfritz and wife, Yvonne of North Charleston, John E. Ilgenfritz Jr. and wife, Amy of Goose Creek; his brother, Ronald Ilgenfritz; grandchildren Robby, Kyle, and Zack Ilgenfritz, Jeffrey Taylor, Jenna Shebelski and husband P.J., John E III, Michael, Carey and Cody Ilgenfritz; and great-grand children, Lily, Kynlee, Jackson and Eli Ilgenfritz. Besides his parents and beloved wife, Karen, he was predeceased by his grandson, Jason Michael Taylor; brothers, Jerome and Richard Ilgenfritz and sisters, Dorothy Zawart, Ann Ernst, Elizabeth O’Leary, and Marlene Tracy. The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, GOOSE CREEK CHAPEL. Mass of Christian Burial will be held, Monday, July 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Goose Creek. Burial will follow in Whispering Pines Memorial gardens, Moncks Corner (Strawberry).Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted to www.mcalister-smith.com Arrangements entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 869 ST. JAMES AVENUE, GOOSE CREEK, SC 29445.


USSVI National Member
USSVI Charleston
Member
Holland Club Member

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CS2
(SS)  Lewis Leroy 'Lee' Allison

Punta Gorda FL
Eternal Patrol on April 15, 2016

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 August 16, 1926 - April 15, 2016

Lewis L. Allison PUNTA GORDA, FL - Lewis L. Allison, 89, formerly of Summerville, SC, passed away on April 15, 2016, in Florida, after being forced from his longtime home in Summerville. He died as a result of that displacement and Alzheimer's Disease. He was a proud submarine veteran and a Past President of the Submarine Veterans of WWII group. A Memorial will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 10AM at the Fleet Reserve Branch 269, 99 Wisteria Road in Goose Creek. Friends are welcome to attend. Interment will be with his wife, Carolyn F. in RI later in June. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

SVWWII SC State Commander
SVWWII Swamp Fox Chapter
President
USSVI National Life
USSVI Charleston Base
Life
Holland Club

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FTCM(SS) Robert G. 'Bob' Grabowski

Goose Creek SC

Eternal Patrol on April 13, 2016

Sailor Rest Your Oar
June 16, 1944 - April 13, 2016

FTCM Robert G. Grabowski, USN (Ret.), 71, of Goose Creek, SC, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Services will be private. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL. Bob was born June 16, 1944 in Pittsburgh, PA, son of the late Robert Carl Grabowski and the late Bernadette Nist Grabowski. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Sub Vets, Goose Creek. He is survived by his son, Robert J. Grabowski and his wife Penny of Woodbridge, VA; two daughters, Kathleen A. Grabowski of Orangeburg, SC and Lynn M. Badders of Orlando, FL; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pat Grabowski and Elaine Grabowski; two brothers, Paul Grabowski and David Grabowski all of Pittsburg, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peg Grabowski. In lieu of memorials, raise a glass to toast Bob. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?n=robert-g-grabowski&pid=179647722#sthash.T3CWGMwD.dpuf


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USSVI Charleston
Member
Holland Club Member
FRA Branch 269 Member

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MMCS(SS) James 'Jim' George Yates

Summerville SC

Eternal Patrol on February 6, 2016

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June 29, 1952 - February 6, 2016

James “Jim” George Yates, 63, of Summerville, husband of Carol J. Yates passed away Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Trident Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at James A. Dyal Funeral Home on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2 o’clock PM. Mr. Yates was born June 29, 1952 in Laramie, WY son of Elaine Pitsitos Yates Nix of Fletcher, OK and the late Owen B. Yates. Mr. Yates retired as a Machinist Mate Senior Chief after 20 years of service in the US Navy. He served on the USS Bonefish, USS James Madison and USS L Y Spear He graduated from Kingfisher High School in Oklahoma, received his Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and received a Master’s Degree in Education from the Citadel. He was a member of the Submarine Veterans Association, Lifetime Member of the American Spaniel Club and a lifetime member of the Carolina Cocker Club, Inc. He had a passion for music and enjoyed the harmonica, playing banjo and wearing silly hats. He was a Guidance Counselor for Charleston County School District for 18 years serving at Middleton High School, West Ashley High School and Academic Magnet School. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The National Kidney Foundation, 5300 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406 or Frances Willis SPCA, 136 4 Paws Lane, Summerville, SC 29483. Survivors include his wife Carol and his mother Elaine and one sister and one brother: Jolaine Travis of Choctaw, OK and Bruce Yates (Rita) of California; 2 half-brothers: John Bogensberger and Joe Bogensberger; one half-sister: Cherie Biedron. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com.ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SC 29483 (843)873-4040.


USSVI National Life Member
USSVI Charleston Base
 Member

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LCDR
(SS) David E. Rein

Goose Creek SC

Eternal Patrol on February 5, 2016

Sailor Rest Your Oar
27 June 1944 - February 5, 2016

LCDR David Eugene Rein, USN (Ret.) Hanahan - A memorial service for LCDR David Eugene Rein, USN (Ret.) will be held Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Fleet Reserve, 99 Wisteria Road, Goose Creek, SC 29445 at 1:00 pm. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. NORTHWOODS CHAPEL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fleet Reserve Lowcountry Home #269, 99 Wisteria Road, Goose Creek, SC 29445. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?n=david-eugene-rein&pid=177682381&fhid=10367#sthash.6EOPQJon.dpuf

USSVI National Member
USSVI Charleston Base
 Member
FRA Member Branch 269
Holland Club

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FTC
(SS) Abel 'Abe' Urias Jenkins

Goose Creek SC
Eternal Patrol on January 20, 2016

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 July 26, 1925 - January 20, 2016

Abel U. Jenkins, 90, longtime Goose Creek resident, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Born in Swainsboro, Georgia on July 26, 1925, he was the son of the late Julius and Eula Jenkins. His youth was spent in the Swainsboro area until enlisting in the Navy in the early days of World War II. After basic training, he volunteered for submarine duty and served as a torpedoman in the Pacific. After the war, Abel transitioned to fire control technician and was certified as a Polaris Fire Control Specialist. While stationed in Florida in 1952, Abel met the love of his life, Gloria. They married on June 14, 1953. Abel retired as a FTC(SS) after receiving decorations, medals and commendations including the National Defense Service Medal, American Theatre and Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medals, Philippine Liberation Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and Good Conduct Medal (4th award). Entering civilian life, Abel went to work at NASA in Cape Canaveral, Florida. During Abel’s time with Project Mercury, America’s first Manned Space Program, he worked as a telemetry specialist. Highlights during his time there were the successful launch and recovery of Alan Shepherd, the first American launched into space, and John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth. Abel, Gloria, and their two daughters moved to the Charleston area in 1962 after he accepted a civil service position with Polaris Missile Facility, Atlantic (POMFLANT). They settled down in Goose Creek and proudly called it home. Upon Abel’s retirement from civil service, he and Gloria started Abe’s Tri Co Pest Control Company which they operated for 29 years. He was a Charter Member of the Goose Creek Lions Club and an active member of the Swamp Fox Chapter of World War II Submarine Veterans. Abel loved to fish, travel and spend time with his family.Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Randall Samuelsen of Goose Creek; son-in-law, Steven Burnette of Ocean Springs, MS; sister and brother-in-law Billye and Bob Walton of Suffolk, VA; sister-in-law Valena Jenkins of Canon, GA; six grandchildren, James Burnette, Geoffrey Burnette, Christopher Burnette, Aren Samuelsen, Del Samuelsen and Casey Samuelsen and one great grandson, Nathan Burnette.He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Gloria Jenkins; daughter, Lorene Burnette and two brothers, Julius Jenkins and George Jenkins.The family will receive friends Monday, January 25, 2016 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at McAlister- Smith Funeral Home, Goose Creek Chapel.A funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the funeral home, with the family receiving friends in the hour preceding the service. Interment will immediately follow at Carolina Memorial Gardens, North Charleston, SC.In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in his memory to Fisher House Foundation, at www.fisherhouse.org, the Wounded Warrior Foundation at www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or to the charity of choice.Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted to www.mcalister-smith.comArrangements entrusted to MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 869 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, SC, 29445

SVWWII Swamp Fox Chapter
USSVI National Life
USSVI Charleston Base
Life
Holland Club

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RMCM
(SS) Gary L. Samples

Goose Creek SC

Eternal Patrol on January 14, 2016

Sailor Rest Your Oar
7 December 1944 - January 14, 2016

Gary Lynn Samples, 71, of Goose Creek, passed away January 14, 2016. He was born in Lindsey, CA to the late William and Iris Samples. Gary retired from the United States Navy as a Master Chief Radioman on July 31, 1992, after twenty eight years of service. After his retirement, he worked in Radio and Tech for TDS. He loved fishing, karaoke, pool, and was a Dallas Cowboys fan. Gary was a member of The Fleet Reserve Association Branch 269, Sub Veterans, and a life member of the VFW 10256. His family will remember him for being dedicated to his time in the service and being a loving father and brother. Survivors include his children, Chris Samples of Summerville, Robert Samples and his fiancé Nancy Robbins of Summerville, and Tammy Miles and her husband Jeff of Goose Creek; grandchildren, Katryona, Brandon, Courtney, Ashlyn, Kristian, Caleb, Haley, Shane, and Jacob; brother, Terry Samples and his wife Jen of Nashville TN; mother of his children and friend, Vickie Samples; cousins, Karen, Larry Wayne, Jody, and Alan; and his girlfriend, MaryAnn Chinners of Ridgeville, SC. Besides his parents, he is predeceased by his grandson, Tyler Samples and his best friend, Larry French. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 p.m. in the Fleet Reserve Association, 99 Wisteria Lane, Goose Creek, SC 29445. Military honors will be rendered by the Fleet Reserve of Goose Creek and Bell Tolling by the Submarine Veterans at 3:00 pm. Brought to you by: Goose Creek Chapel

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USSVI Charleston Base
 Member
Holland Club
FRA Member Branch 269

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YMCM
(SS) David L. Hansen

Goose Creek SC

Eternal Patrol on January 9, 2016

Sailor Rest Your Oar
October 15, 1938  - January 9, 2016

David Leslie Hansen, 77, of Goose Creek, passed away, Saturday, January 9, 2016. Born in Lafayette, CO, he was the son of the late John and Maxine Hansen. David served in the United States Navy for 30 years, on aircraft carriers, oilers, destroyers, cruisers and three submarines. He served in Vietnam for over two years and earned a Bronze Star, 2 Purple Hearts, and various other awards. In addition to his military accolades he was a member of the Santee Cooper Bass Club, Tin Can Sailors, the Scottish Rite, the Omar Shrine Temple (former Commander of Marching Patrol Unit), 40 and 8 Voyager 1067; and, his military affiliations. His family will remember him as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. David is survived by his wife, Loreto Zapanta Hansen of Goose Creek; one daughter, Kathy Hansen Sweigart and her husband, Darren of Irmo, SC; sons, Gene Hansen of Summerville and Art Hansen and his wife Janet Cummings-Hansen of Summerville; grandchildren, Savannah, Chase, Sophia, Daniel, and Logan; brother, Kenneth Hansen; his children from a previous marriage, Cindy Hansen Baughman, Douglas Hansen, and David Hansen. A visitation with Masonic Rites will be held Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 6:00 pm -8:00 pm at MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, GOOSE CREEK CHAPEL. A celebration of his life will be at 11:00 am Friday, January 15, 2016 at the funeral home. A burial will immediately follow at Plantation Memorial Gardens, Moncks Corner, SC. Military Honors will be rendered by the American Legion Post 166 and the Submarine Veterans. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted or viewed online at www.mcalister-smith.com. Arrangements entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 869 ST. JAMES AVENUE, GOOSE CREEK, SC 29445

USSVI National Member
USSVI Charleston Base
 Member
Mason
American Legion
Tin Can Sailors

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FCSN
(SS) John Irving Clarkin

Conneaut Lake PA 
Eternal Patrol on October 21, 2015

Sailor Rest Your Oar
  May 5, 1924 - October 21, 2015

John was born on May 5, 1924 and passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. John was a resident of Erie, Pennsylvania at the time of his passing. He Joined the US Navy at age 17 he spent 4 years serving our country aboard the USS Livermore destroyer with his brother and USS Piper submarine during WWII. He was married to Anita. Family and friends are welcome to call on Saturday from 9 AM until 11 AM at Our Lady Queen of the Americas Catholic Church 155 South Ninth Street Conneaut Lake PA.All are welcome to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM on Saturday at Our Lady Queen of the Americas Catholic Church with Father Jeffrey Lucas as Celebrant. Burial with Full Military Honors provided by VFW Post 2006 will follow in Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church Cemetery. Given his dedication to preserving submarine history the family is requesting that in lieu of flowers memorial gifts be sent in his honor to Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh 4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh PA 15213 for the support and maintenance of the USS Requin.

SVWWII Swamp Fox Chapter
USSVI National
USSVI Requin Base
USSVI Charleston Base

Holland Club

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ENCS
(SS) Bruce W. Wright

Aiken SC

Eternal Patrol on September 26, 2015

Sailor Rest Your Oar
  February 2, 1922 - September 26, 2015

AIKEN, SC - Bruce W. Wright, 95, beloved husband of Opal Mullins Wright, died Saturday, September 26, 2015 at his residence. A native of Birch Leaf, VA, Bruce was a son of the late William James and Emma Colley Wright. He served in the United States Navy, surviving Pearl Harbor, and was a submariner in the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Sr. Chief. Bruce moved to Aiken in 1953 and worked for E. I. DuPont at the Savannah River Plant, retiring in 1981. He was a member of South Aiken Presbyterian Church and served as Elder, Trustee and Deacon. He was a member of Aiken Masonic Lodge #156. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 72 years, Opal; a daughter, Elizabeth Jean Moler (Robert), Aiken; two sons, Ronald Bruce Wright (Sandy), Huntington Beach, CA, Michael William Wright (Patti), Florence, SC; grandchildren, John Wright (Crystal), Lee Wright (Katie), Andrea Cornelison, Megan Greenwald (Brian), Bruce Hughey (Kristen), Chad Hughey, Staci Funk (Jay), Katie Moler (Blake Murphy), Michael Moler; sixteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ratliff, Doraville, GA. The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon at Shellhouse - Rivers Funeral Home beginning at 1 o'clock followed by the funeral service at 2 o'clock. The Revs. Dr. Christopher Crotwell and Judy Bowling will officiate. Interment will follow in Southlawn Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Memorial contributions may be directed to South Aiken Presbyterian Church Family Life Center Fund, 1711 Whiskey Rd., Aiken, SC 29803. SHELLHOUSE - RIVERS FUNERAL HOME, 715 EAST PINE LOG RD., AIKEN, SC  Please visit the online guestbook at www.shellhouseriversfuneralhome.com


SVWWII Swamp Fox Chapter
USSVI National
USSVI Charleston Base

Holland Club

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SN(SS) Monty Silvers
Charleston SC

Eternal Patrol on September 2, 2015

Sailor Rest Your Oar
January 7, 1939 - September 2,, 2015

Monty Silvers Charleston - Monty Silvers, 76, devoted husband of 38 years to Lynda Sanderson Silvers, passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family on September 2, 2015. His funeral service will be held Sunday, September 6, 2015 in Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 3075 Bees Ferry Road at 3 p.m. Interment, Live Oak Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday in the church from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL. Monty was born January 7, 1939, in Clinton, TN to the late W. Kenneth Silvers and Helen Scruggs Silvers. He graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1957 and joined the U.S Naval Reserves. He attended Gardner-Webb University and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville when he was drafted into active duty. Monty served on the submarine USS Requin and the Navy eventually brought him to Charleston. In 1964 he accepted a draftsman position at Naval Electronics (which through various name changes is now known as SPAWAR Charleston). On the GI Bill, Monty attended and graduated from Trident Technical College as an Electronics Technician. After 35 years of outstanding government service, Monty retired from SPAWAR in 1998. Monty and Lynda, who also worked for NAVELEX/SPAWAR, married in 1977. With a blended family, together they raised five children; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Survived by his loving wife, Lynda; son M. Scott Silvers; daughters M. Jill Silvers, Michelle Holloman Baker (Bill), and Laura Holloman Brown; grandchildren Allexis Silvers Underwood (Cody), Alyson Baker Capone (John), Sara Baker, Corey Silvers, Ashlee Baker, Brandon Silvers and Clay Brown. Great-grandchildren Taylor, Kyla, Savanna, Camdyn, Sarenity, Coltyn, William, Jackson and Dorian (born 9/3); sister-in-law Barbara Stroud (Carlisle) nephews David Stroud (Lynette) and Frederick Stroud (Barbara); and his treasured Tennessee cousins Libby Price, Shannon Biggs (Monte), Bobbie Lynn Wray, and Candy McGlasson (Ralph). Monty was pre-deceased by his parents; son, Jeffrey H. Holloman; son-in-law, Ricky Baker and grandson, Eric Brown. More than anything, Monty loved his God, his Church, and his family. He was a Charter Member of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church and served as Church Council President. He was on the Fellowship, Social Ministry, Sanctuary Building, and Financial committees, he also served as a Tabulator. Monty was an active member of the Keenagers, Sunday School and Bible Study classes. He was so excited about our new Sanctuary, so in lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church Sanctuary Building Fund in his memory. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston Funeral Home - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?n=monty-silvers&pid=175737859&fhid=23129#sthash.eVpViVWI.dpuf

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USSVI Charleston Base
 Member
Holland Club

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TMCM
(SS) Robert J. Deschaine

Summerville SC

Eternal Patrol on August 28, 2015

Sailor Rest Your Oar
  - August 28, 2015

TMCM (SS) Robert Deschaine, Sr. SUMMERVILLE - TMCM (SS) Robert Deschaine, Sr. of Summerville passed away peacefully at home 8/28/15. He was born in Marquette, Mi. to the late Bernard and Lea May Deschaine. He was raised at Holy Family Orphanage from1942 to 1959. After graduating from Marquett Mi. School District in 1959 he enlisted in the US Navy where he served 23 years and achieved the rank of Master Chief. He was a member of the US Navy Submarine Veterans Charleston Base and the VFW of Summerville. He was a Summerville police officer from 1980 to 1984. He was a donor to the Gift Of Body Program at MUSC. A memorial will be planned by the family at a later date. He is survived by his wife of 30 years Norma Deschaine; three children, Robert Deschaine Jr. (Kathy) of Summerville, Darin Deschaine (Kristy) of Summerville, Deborah Deschaine of Weatherford Tx.; two step-sons Kevin Wood of Portsmouth Va., Shawn Wood of Ravenel; 12 grandchildren, Megan Deschaine of West Ashley, Hannah Deschaine of Summerville, Nikki Marlowe (Douglas) of Summerville, Paige Deschaine of Summerville, Amanda Holtsberry (Perry) of Summerville, April Schneider, Michael Schneider of Weatherford Tx. Josh Hazinakis, Mason Fipps, Nicole Fipps of Summerville, David Wood of Suffolk Va, and Kyle Wood of Portsmouth Va., 7 great-grandchildren; Wyatte and Dean Marlowe, Remee and Ramsie Holtsberry, Landree Villanueva, Aubree Schneider, Kellci Wood. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ Charleston Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Sept. 9, 2015

USSVI National Life Member
USSVI Charleston Base
Life Member
Holland Club
FRA Life Member Branch 269
USS Robert E. Lee SSBN-601 Association

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IC3(SS) Henry Neville 'Skip' Gilmer, Jr.

Summerville SC
Eternal Patrol on August 15, 2015

Sailor Rest Your Oar
FEBRUARY 27, 1938 - AUGUST 15, 2015

Henry Neville "Skip" Gilmer, Jr., 77, husband of Barbara Splawn Gilmer, of 107 Pleasantburg Road, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Rainey Hospice House.Born in Anderson, he was the son of the late Mildred Craft Gilmer and Henry Neville Gilmer, Sr. He attended Anderson Boys High School, Technical School in Dallas, Texas and Tri-County Tech. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran where he served aboard the submarine USS Darter. He was owner of Skip's Heating and A.C. until retirement. Later he owned Ammo Plus Gunsmithing. He was co-founder of Skip-J Outdoor Shooting range. He was an avid competitive shooter with IDPA, USPSA, Cowboy Action and competed in local, state and national events, finishing in the high percentiles in his shooting classifications. He was a certified CWP instructor, and arranged and coordinated special shooting events for local and federal law enforcement. He served as President of the Westside High School Booster Club while both sons were in the band. He was Cub Master for Pack 280 and earned the Silver Beaver Award during that time. He was a member of the D.A.V., Charleston Base Submarine Vets, Woodmen of the World and New Prospect Baptist Church.Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Barbara Gilmer of the home; sons, Scott Gilmer of Simpsonville and Drew Gilmer of Anderson; granddaughter, Jaime Gilmer of Simpsonville; and sisters, Bernie Skelton and Dottie Singleton (Charlie) of Anderson.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Alice Gilmer and Sharon Martin.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Prospect Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Tony Smith. Military Honors will be performed by the Campbell Patriots Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at Sullivan-King Mortuary. The family is at the residence.Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or New Prospect Baptist Church Building Fund, 2503 Whitehall Road, Anderson, SC 29625.Sullivan-King Mortuarywww.sullivanking.com - See more at:
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USSVI Golden Corner Member
USSVI Charleston Base
 Member
Holland Club

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MMCS(SS) Robert 'Bob' Dale Hubert

Summerville SC

Eternal Patrol on July 18, 2015

Sailor Rest Your Oar
NOVEMBER 4, 1946 - JULY 18, 2015


Robert Dale Hubert, 68, of Summerville, husband of Patricia (Derby) Hubert, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Hospice of Charleston in Mt. Pleasant. Friends and family may call at Northside Baptist Church, 7800 Northside Drive, N. Charleston on Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 6 o'clock until 8 o'clock PM. Funeral services will be held at Northside Baptist Church on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10 o'clock AM. Entombment will follow at Dorchester Memory Gardens Mausoleum, 11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville. Robert was born on November 4, 1946 in Montevideo, MN, son of the late Emil Hubert and Lena Ruchti Hubert. He was a retired Senior Chief of the United States Navy and retired from Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation. He was a member of Friends of the NRA and Palmetto Gun Club. Robert was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife Patricia are: two sons: Jason Hubert of Summerville and Seth Hubert of Charleston; three grandchildren: Jackson Tumbleston, Ethan Hubert and Emmalyn Hubert; one sister: Helen Kluver of Sacred Heart, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NRA, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com.

USSVI National Member
USSVI Charleston Base
 Member

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VADM(SS) Albert Joseph Baciocco, Jr.

Mt. Pleasant SC

Eternal Patrol on May 22, 2015

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  March 4, 1931 - May 22, 2015

Vice Admiral Albert Joseph Baciocco Jr., U.S. Navy (Ret.), of Mt. Pleasant, SC died on Friday, May 22, 2015 at the age of 84. He was born on Wednesday, March 4, 1931 in San Francisco, CA to the late Mrs. Florence Beatrice Wiegner and the late Mr. Albert Joseph Baciocco, Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Jane Baciocco, of Mount Pleasant, SC, and their four children; David Baciocco, of Burke, VA, and Andy Baciocco, of Fredericksburg, VA; Debi Baciocco, of Santa Fe, NM, and Susan Baciocco Hecht, of Cary, NC, as well as their nine grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 13th, 2015, 10:00am at Stella Maris Catholic Church, 1204 Middle St., Sullivans Island, SC 29482 at 10:00 AM, with Rev. Msgr. Lawrence B. McInerny, J.C.L. officiating. In lieu of flowers, the Baciocco family requests that memorial donations be made in their father's honor to Mercy Home (www.mercyhome.org), a charity that was important to both parents. The family will continue to use the McAlister-Smith Funeral Home website to disseminate information updates, as well as information regarding Admiral Baciocco's burial at the U. S. Naval Academy when that date is finalized. Arrangements have been entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, MT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1520 RIFLE RANGE ROAD, MT PLEASANT, SC (843) 884-3833.

USSVI National Member
USSVI Charleston Base
Member
Holland Club

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HMCS
(SS) John 'Doc' David Hill, Jr.

Mt. Pleasant SC

Eternal Patrol on May 10, 2015

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  May 19, 1923 - May 10, 2015

John "Doc" David Hill, Jr., 91, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Madeline Hindmarsh Hill passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2015. His Funeral Service will be held at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in the J. HENRY STUHR, INC. MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. Doc was born May 19, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late John David Hill, Sr. and Florence Hill. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II. Doc served his country for thirty years as a Submariner hospital corpsman. He rounded out his career as an Agent with Prudential Insurance. In his younger years, he was very involved with Boy Scouting and then later was very active with the Sub Vets. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Madeline Hindmarsh Hill of Mount Pleasant, SC; his children, Madeleine LaRaviere of Ladson, SC, John D. Hill III of Summerville, SC, and Darryl Lee Hill of Summerville, SC; his grandchildren, Pamela Sorenson, Curtis Elmore, Jr., Stephanie Poston, Erica LaRaviere, Trapper Hill, Rachel Hill, Ashley Hill, and David Hill; and his great-grandchildren, Kristie, Dylan, Dalton, Hannah, Emily, Amber, and Adeline. For Doc, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the loves of his life. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 (www.woundedwarriorproject.org). A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com


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MMCM
(SS) Glenn Francis Fleming

Charleston SC

Eternal Patrol on March 30, 2015

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  October 4, 1941 - March 30, 2015

MCPO Glenn Francis Fleming, US Navy (Ret.) CHARLESTON - MCPO Glenn Francis Fleming, US Navy (Ret), 73, of Charleston, SC, husband of Joyce J. Ingerson Fleming entered into eternal rest Monday, March 30, 2015. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 4:00 pm. The family will receive friends in Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel Saturday from 3:00 pm until the time of service. Private burial services will be held in Beaufort National Cemetery. Glenn was born October 4, 1941 in Bishop, California, son of the late Fredrick W. Fleming and the late Mary Springer Fleming. He was a retired Master Chief Petty Officer with the US Navy. Glenn was a member of the Sub-Vets, American Legion, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Island Crafter Guild and Folly Crafters Guild VFW and the Fleet Reserve. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Joyce J. Ingerson Fleming of Charleston, SC; son, Christopher G. Fleming (Julia) of Ladson, SC; daughter, Cheri Zetrouer (David) of Charleston, SC; five grandchildren, Kyle Fleming, Caroline Zetrouer, Robert Fleming, D'Anthony Fleming and Jasmina Fleming; sister, Peg Fleming of Ohio. Memorials may be made to MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, P. O. Box 250955, Charleston, SC 29425 and/or Hospice of America, 1470 Tobias Gadsden, Suite 107, Charleston, SC 29407. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Apr. 1, 2015
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MSCM
(SS) Ralph 'Dutch' Wieland

Summerville SC

Eternal Patrol on March 23, 2015

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March 6, 1934 - March 23, 2015

Mr. Ralph “Dutch” Wieland of Summerville, SC, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015 at the age of 81. Dutch was born on March 6, 1934 in Mt. Vernon, NY to Ralph and Dorothy Wieland. He entered into the U.S. Navy in 1950. He spent most of his 32 year career on Submarines. Dutch was in Food Management with a passion for the Culinary Arts. His Food Management Team was instrumental in getting the Johnson & Wales College in Charleston, S.C. Dutch continued to teach Food Management for 12 years after his retirement. Dutch retired from the U.S. Navy in 1983 as Command Master Chief. Dutch is survived by his wife Betty Jean Wieland; daughters Mickey Januszkiewicz, Lynnette Bible and Christine Wieland; stepdaughter Wanda Turner and stepson Dale Turner; 10 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Skipper Wieland; and stepdaughter, Vickie Bryant. A memorial service is scheduled for 4:00 pm on March 28, 2015 at the Metro North Church 109 Central Ave., Goose Creek, S.C. In lieu of Flowers, donations may be offered to the Alzheimer’s Association. A memorial message may be left at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?n=ralph-wieland-dutch&pid=174485086&eid=sp_ommatch

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MMC
(SS) Harry William Feller

Charleston SC

Eternal Patrol on November 16, 2014

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OCTOBER 9, 1935 - NOVEMBER 16, 2014

Harry William Feller CHARLESTON - Harry William Feller, age 79, died Sunday, November 16, 2014. His Funeral Service will be held Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at First Assembly of God, 2957 Savannah Highway. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the church. Interment, Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. Harry was born in Washington, D.C. on October 9, 1935, son of Harry Phillip and Myra Elizabeth Feller. He retired from U.S. Naval Submarine Service, MMCSS after 20 years in 1973. He was employed at the College of Charleston for 25 years as Plant Manager. Harry was a member of First Assembly of God and a devoted member of the Charleston Chapter of Full Gospel Business Men since 1982. He was a member of the Sub Vets of Charleston and the VFW of James Island. He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances; four children; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann Lloyd of VA; and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Charleston, 4975 LaCross Road, Suite 200, N. Charleston, SC 29406. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at
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J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street Charleston, SC 29401 (843) 723-2524, Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Nov. 18, 2014

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FTB2
(SS) Stanley Charles 'Charlie' Rook

Ravenel SC

Eternal Patrol on October 23, 2014

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1943 - OCTOBER 23, 2014

Stanley Charles Rook, 71, of Ravenel, SC, a Gunsmith and husband of Gloria Rook, died Thursday, October 23, 2014. Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society, Charleston, SC.


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MMC(SS) Karl Edwin Humbertson

N Charleston SC

Eternal Patrol on October 21, 2014

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  DECEMBER 26, 1937 - AUGUST 31, 2014

Karl Edwin Humbertson, age 76, of North Charleston SC, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was born in Coshocton, OH on December 26, 1937 to the late Ernest and Gladys Humbertson. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He served his country for 22 years in the United States Navy and retired as Chief Petty Officer, submariner. He was a member of Hammerton Lodge #332, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Omar Temple, Dorchester Shrine Club, American Legion Post 166, VFW Post 10624, FRA Branch 269, and DAV Chapter 17. He was a bonded locksmith and worked for the Charleston County School District as a locksmith for 11 years. Karl is survived by his sons: Karl "Butch" Humbertson (Gayle) of Summerville, SC, Ernest "Bubba" Humbertson (Christi) of Lexington, SC, and Donald "Donnie" Humbertson of Washington State; grandchildren: Tia Humbertson of FL, Nicole H. Outlaw (Matthew) of St Matthews, SC, Trevar Humbertson of Summerville, SC, Cody Humbertson of Lexington, SC, Emily Humbertson of Summerville, SC, Ryan Tidwell of Beaufort, SC, and Kerri Bell of Chapin, SC; great-grandchildren: Maci, Caroline, Mason, Bailey, Haven, and Miranda; brother: Ken Humbertson (Lorna) of St Louis MO; sister: Freda Cooper of West Lafayette, OH. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years: Rose Marie Humbertson, and his grandson: Karl Humbertson III. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Carolina Memorial Funeral Chapel, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC, 29406. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, October 24, 2014 at the funeral home. The family is gratefully accepting flowers in honor of Karl Humbertson. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.carolinamemorial.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
Carolina Funeral Home
7113 RIVERS AVE NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406
(843) 797-2222

Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Oct. 23, 2014 

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American Legion Post #166
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SKCS(SS) Dennis Patrick Keane

Goose Creek SC

Eternal Patrol on August 31, 2014

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????, 1931 - AUGUST 31, 2014

Dennis Patrick Keane GOOSE CREEK - Dennis Patrick Keane, 83, of Goose Creek, passed away August 31, 2014. Born in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Christopher and Mildred Schaefer Keane. Mr. Keane served his country in the United States Navy, submarine service for twenty-six years, retiring as a Senior Chief. After his military career, he worked for the Office of the U.S. Attorney General Southern District of Florida as the Deputy Admin Officer. Mr. Keane loved golfing and baseball, especially the New York Yankees. He is survived by his beloved dog, Chief Kevin Keane; two daughters, Mary Keane Jenkins of Moncks Corner and Kelly Keane Priest of Goose Creek; nephew, Timothy Baker; brother, Thomas Keane of New York; sister, Kathleen Keane Ribaudo of New York. Mr. Keane is also survived by eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents and his first wife, Jean Keane, and his second wife, Charlotte Keane; and children, Kathleen Keane Kopach, Elizabeth Keane Baker and Mildred Keane Asher Mixon. Funeral service will be held Saturday September 6, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, GOOSE CREEK CHAPEL. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Fleet Reserve Association, 99 Wisteria Rd, Goose Creek, SC 29445, (843) 569-2692. Expressions of sympathy can be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston –


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LT(SS) Clyde V. Peters

Ladson SC

Eternal Patrol on August 22, 2014

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OCTOBER 15, 1944 - AUGUST 22, 2014


Lt. Clyde V. Peters (US Navy Ret.), 69, of Ladson, husband of Suzanne L. (Bilodeau) Peters, passed away on August 22, 2014 at Hospice of Charleston in Mt. Pleasant. Family and friends may call at James A. Dyal Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 10 o’clock until Hour of Service. Funeral Services will begin at 11 o’clock. Burial will be held at Beaufort National Cemetery at 2 o’clock. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to National Parkinson Foundation, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018. Clyde was born on October 15, 1944 in Valdosta, GA, son of the late Oliver Peters and Florene (Spraggins) Peters. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a member of Submarine Veterans, VFW Post 3433, # 1 Cootie Pup Tent Ten, American Legion, Fleet Reserve Branch 269, Military Officers Association and GWRRA. Clyde worked for many years as an engineer for Foster Wheeler. Surviving in addition to his wife Suzanne are: three children: Sabrena Shelby of Summerville, Stefanie Peters of Ladson and Scott Peters of Summerville; six grandchildren: USN MM3 Alexis Mizell of San Diego, CA, Clyde Shelby of Asheville, NC, Oliver Shelby of Asheville, NC, Dayln Justice, Wyatt Peters and Shayna Justice; three sisters: Beverly McKie of Summerville, SC, Barbara Harris of Fitzgerald, GA and Jane Young of Fitzgerald, GA. He was predeceased by a brother: Lt. CMDR. Frank C. Peters. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com. ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 S. MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SC 29483 (843) 873-4040.

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VFW Post 3433
VFW Post 3433 Put Tent Ten Ladson
FRA Branch 269
American Legion Post #166

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MMCS(SS) James 'Jim' Gulick
Ladson SC

Eternal Patrol on July 1, 2014

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OCTOBER 25, 1936 - JULY 1, 2014


Jim departed on Eternal Patrol on Tuesday,  July 1, 2014, at his home in Ladson. Jim was a member of USSVI National (Jan. 2011), Charleston Base (Jan. 2011) and the Holland Club. Jim enlisted in the Navy in 1955 and retired in 1976. He served on five submarines, qualifying on GROUPER SS/SSK/AGSS-214 in 1957. He also served on SKATE SSN 578, POLLACK SSN 603, TINOSA SSN 606 and  GEORGE WASHINGTON SSBN/SSN 598.

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ETCS(SS) William 'Bill' Henry Burke
Goose Creek SC

Eternal Patrol on April 25, 2014

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February 14, 1950 - April 25, 2014


William Henry Burke,  64 of Goose Creek died on Friday.  He is the husband of Lynn Burke.  He proudly served his country in the United States Navy serving on JOHN MARSHALL SSBN/SSN 611, JAMES MONROE SSBN 622, JAMES MADISON SSBN 627 and HOLLAND AS 32. and also worked as an electronics technician for the United States Navy.  Arrangements are by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation & Burial Services. To leave a comment for the family please go to http://lowcountryfuneral.com/william-henry-burke/

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MSC(SS) Benjamin F. 'Benny' McDonald
Moncks Corner SC

Eternal Patrol on March 7, 2014

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JUNE 16, 1937 - MARCH 7, 2014

Chief Petty Officer Benjamin F. “Benny” McDonald, Jr., US Navy, Ret., 76, of Moncks Corner, SC, died Friday morning at his residence. His funeral will be 2:00 PM Tuesday afternoon, March 11, 2014, in the CHAPEL OF DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER. Interment will follow in Whispering Pines Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Monday evening. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Rd., Ste. 504, N. Charleston, SC 29406.CPO McDonald was born June 16, 1937, in Greensboro, GA, a son of Benjamin F. McDonald, Sr., and Maude Thompson McDonald. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Goose Creek Masonic Lodge #401 AFM, VFW Post #9509, American Legion Post 126, SubVets, and the Fleet Reserve. CPO McDonald enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, singing, and listening to old country music. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Roberts, and a brother, Gail McDonald.Surviving are, his wife, Shirley Donley McDonald; a daughter, Janet Elaine Hicks of Ladson; a son, Benjamin F. “Benny” McDonald, III, and his wife, Lisa, of Moncks Corner; two stepdaughters, Lucinda Ambrose and Melinda Blake; two stepsons, Gene Dillon and John Dillon; a brother, Allen McDonald of Conyers, GA; five grandchildren, Benjamin McDonald, IV, Jennifer Smith, Darrell Hicks, Christopher Judy, and Sean Judy; three great grandchildren, Alyssa Smith, Dale Hicks, and Isabella Hicks; and seven step grandchildren, Slade, Justin, Sierra, Austin, Madison, Addison, and Leah.

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MMCS(SS) Kenneth 'Ken' Robert Fuhr
Irmo SC

Eternal Patrol on February 2, 2014

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MAY 17, 1945 - FEBRUARY 2, 2014

Command Senior Chief Kenneth R. Fuhr, 68, of Irmo, SC entered into eternal rest on February 2, 2014. He was born in Washington, IA on May 17, 1945. At age 18 he joined the United States Navy with aspirations on becoming a submariner. After qualifying submarines, he set his sights on a higher goal-to be "Chief of the Boat". He retired from the U.S. Navy as the Command Senior Chief/Chief of the Boat/Senior Enlisted Adviser, on the USS Henry Clay SSBN-625 Blue Crew in 1984. Ken's next career was at the Surry Nuclear Power Station, where he started as a mechanic and retired 20 years later as a Maintenance Coordinator, at the age of 59. After spending a life dedicated to his country and the Navy, he wanted to focus on his family and community. He spent the rest of his life taking care of his family and spending quality time with them. Everybody's helper, Ken, volunteered at Dutch Fork Elementary School; he was the School District's "Outstanding Volunteer" for 2007-2008. He acted as the Base Storekeeper for Charleston Base and later Palmetto Base, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. He also worked as a Welding Teacher's Assistant at Birchwood High School. He was the Regional Commander of Old Friarsgate Civic Association, Block Captain on Shillingford Road. In addition to his joy of volunteering, Ken also enjoyed cooking, canning, baking and metal working. Ken is survived by his wife, Evelyn Lourena Smoak Fuhr of Irmo; daughters, Lisa Marie Siddall of Boise, ID, Denise Fuhr Gregory of Virginia, and Lacey Renee Cortese of Columbia, SC; brothers, Allen Fuhr, and James Fuhr; sisters, Janice Drayfahl, Mary Jungbluth, Rita Brooks, and four grandchildren, Tiffany, Shelby, Seven, Chance; and three great-grandchildren, Koda, Aurora, and Taro. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Verona Fuhr; his son, Roy Phillip Fuhr, and one brother, Stan Fuhr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken's name to the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc., Palmetto Base. Visitation will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with service following immediately after in Carolina Memorial Funeral Home. Entombment will take place in Carolina Memorial Park following the service. Arrangements by Carolina Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406. 843-797-2222

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STCM(SS) Clarence Albert 'Al' Lammers
Ladson SC

Eternal Patrol on January 19, 2014

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JANUARY 15, 1943 - JANUARY 19, 2014

MCPO Clarence Albert "Al" Lammers, USN Ret. LADSON, SC - MCPO Clarence Albert "Al" Lammers, USN Ret., 71, of Ladson, SC, entered into eternal rest Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Trident Hospital. The memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL. Al was born January 15, 1943 in Dumas, AR the son of the Late Clarence Eno Lammers and the Late Wilma Hocking Lammers. He retired from the Navy after 30 years on Submarines. He also was a Navyrecruiter for a few years. Al was a charter member with the American Legion Post 166 Goose Creek, a member of Voiture 1067, a lifetime member with the VFW 3433, a lifetime member of the Submarine Veterans and a member of the FRA Branch 269. He was married to Shelagh Margaret Lammers. His survivors include daughters: Caroline Lee and husband John Davis (Dave) Lee, Susan Edwards and husband Earl Bevins of Goose Creek, SC, Leslie Wise and husband Rodney Wise of North Charleston, SC; grandchildren: Lisa Lee, Dennis Edwards III "Dennie", Heather Lee and Dustin Wise; great-grandchild, Shaye Lee; sisters: Carolyn Maier of Stuttgart,
AR, Claudia Wilson of Hot Springs, AR and Susan Goodwin of CT; and brother, Charles Lammers of Shuttgart, AR. He was preceded in death by one sister, Clara Lammers Clark. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association of South Carolina, 409 King Street, Suite 300, Charleston, SC 29403 or any Veteran's Organization. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Jan. 21, 2014

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FTCM(SS) Wayne Ivan Skinner
Charleston SC

Eternal Patrol on December
6, 2013
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NOVEMBER 26, 1942 - DECEMBER 6, 2013

MCPO Wayne Ivan Skinner, USN (Ret.) GOOSE CREEK - Master Chief Petty Officer Wayne Ivan Skinner, USN (Ret.), 71, of Goose Creek, SC, husband of Terry Ann Boatwright Skinner, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013. His funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013, in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road, at 3:00 pm. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in Stuhr's Northwoods Chapel. Wayne was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1942 in Portsmouth, VA, only child of the late George A. Skinner and Coleen Chapman Skinner. Wayne joined the Navy in 1963. His Naval career spanned from 1963 until 1989, where he served these duty stations: Submarine schools - RTC in San Diego, CA and GMS in Dam Neck, VA, followed by Naval Bell Diving School in Key West, FL. He was then assigned to the following duty stations: USS Simon Bolivar, Instructor at Fleet Ballistic Submarine Training Center in Charleston, USS Francis Scott Key, Pomflant NWS in Goose Creek, USS Mariano G. Vallejo, and Submarine Tender Holland NWS in Goose Creek, until his retirement in April 1989. He spent 24 years of his 26 year enlistment home ported in Charleston. In June 1987, he became a U.S. Licensed Captain. In 1992, he became a U.S. Merchant Marine as a Licensed Boat Captain, which he continued until his death. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Fleet Reserve, U.S. Submarine Veterans, Inc. at Charleston Base and was a certified P.A.D.I. Open Water Diver. He is survived by his wife of Goose Creek; his son, John Howell Skinner (Rachel Morga) of Summerville; his daughter, Wendy LeAnne Crimmins of North Charleston; his grandson, Tyler John Skinner; his granddaughters, Parker Rae Crimmins and Jordan Nicole Crimmins; and his mother, Coleen Skinner of Deland, FL. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society , 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC 29406, Alzheimer's Association SC Chapter, 2090 Executive Hall Road, Suite 130, Charleston, SC 29407, Fleet Reserve Association of the Lowcountry, 99 Wisteria Road, Goose Creek, SC 29445 and/or United States Submarine Veterans, P.O. Box 3870, Silverdale, WA 98383. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston  Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Dec. 8, 2013

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HMC(SS) Boyce 'Doc' Greg Williams
Awendaw SC

Eternal Patrol on
September 3, 2013
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DECEMBER 7, 1933 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2013

Boyce "Doc" Williams GOOSE CREEK - Mr. Boyce "Doc" Greg Williams, 79, residence Goose Creek, SC, husband of Joyce Marie Shirley Williams entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Williams are invited to attend his funeral services on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at eleven o'clock a.m. at CAROLINA MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, entombment will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Friday evening from five until seven p.m. at the funeral home. Boyce was born December 7, 1933 in Brownsville, TX to the late Carl C. Williams and Lemma M. Gregg Williams. He served his country with 22 years in the U.S. Navy as a corman on nuclear submarines and 2 years in the U.S. Army. He was affectionately known as "Doc" to many. Boyce graduated from the Baptist College of North Charleston and was a member of New Life Baptist Church in Goose Creek, the sub vets and VFW in Goose Creek. He will be remembered as a loving husband, grandfather and great grandfather. Boyce is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joyce S. Williams of Goose Creek, SC, sons: Boyce G. Williams Jr. of Maryland and Carl Allan Williams of North Carolina, daughters: Delain Marie Gunn Williams (John) of New port Richie, FL and Leslie Wagner Williams of Moncks Corner, SC, a step-daughter: Tina M. Willis ( Russell )and step-son Terry Lee Rodgers, both of Goose Creek, SC, 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and a sister: Mary Ann Williams of California. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to: American Veterans Associations, 4647 Forbes Blvd., Lanham, MD 20706. Arrangements are provided by CAROLINA MEMORIAL PARK, FUNERALS and CREMATIONS, 7113 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29406 (843-797-2222). A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting www.carolinamemorial.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston Published in Charleston Post & Courier on September 5, 2013

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ICC(SS) William 'Bill' U. Buxton

Gig Harbor WA

Eternal Patrol on August 29
, 2013
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NOVEMBER 13, 1936 - AUGUST 29, 2013

William Buxton (November 13, 1936 - August 29, 2013) William U. Buxton (Bill), 76, died on Thursday, August 29th in Gig Harbor, WA after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Indianapolis, IN, on November 13, 1936. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Susan, daughter Bonnie L. Cornett, husband Don, son Robert G. Buxton, and wife Martha, three granddaughters, Amy, Megan and Amber and two great-grandsons Nate and Cole. Bill was an Inter-Communications Chief in the U.S. Navy and served on submarines for 20 years, retiring in 1974. He worked for Bayer at their Bushy Park, SC, facility as in Instruments Technician and for Giant Cement, Harleyville, SC, as the Instruments Foreman. Bill lived in Ladson and Summerville for 38 years, recently moving to Gig Harbor, WA. He is a Past Master of the Summerville Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the Scottish Rite. He was also a volunteer at the Summerville Medical Center. No formal services are planned. A private family memorial will be held.

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EN2(SS) Marshall 'Pappy' Nathan Henderson
Hanahan SC

Eternal Patrol on
August 21, 2013
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AUGUST 25, 1923 - AUGUST 21, 2013 

Marshall "Pappy" Henderson, Sr. HANAHAN - Marshall "Pappy" Henderson, Sr., 90, of Hanahan entered into eternal rest on August 21, 2013. Pappy was born on August 25, 1922 to the late Homer and Ester Henderson of Zwolle, LA. Pappy enlisted in the US Navy in February of 1943 and saw action in the Pacific during WWII. During his enlistment he served on six submarines before his retirement in 1967, the last being the USS Sennett 408 at the Charleston Naval Base. Pappy was a longstanding member of SVWWII Swamp Fox, Chapter Member, USSVI National Chapter Member, Holland Club member. Pappy after his retirement from the US Navy was employed as a heavy equipment mechanic with the Charleston County Public Works Department serving 20 years before his retirement. Pappy is survived by two sons, John and Marshall Henderson of North Charleston, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Carolina Memorial Funeral Home on Monday, August 26, 2013 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. with funeral service to follow in Carolina Memorial Chapel. A special thanks goes out to the Navy Honor Detail, National Guard Honor Team, Chaplain Nichols and all of the members of Fleet Reserve Goose Creek. Arrangements by CAROLINA MEMORIAL PARK, FUNERALS AND CREMATIONS, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406. (843) 797-2222. www.carolinamemorial.com Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston Published in Charleston Post & Courier on August 25, 2013

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EMC(SS) Richard 'Barney' DeSaussure Barnette

Awendaw SC

Eternal Patrol on
July 8, 2013
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JANUARY 17, 1934 - JULY 8, 2013

Chief Petty Officer Richard DeSaussure Barnette, 79, of Awendaw, SC passed away peacefully on July 8, 2013. Richard was born on January 17, 1934 in Charleston, SC. He retired from the Navy in 1972 as a Chief Petty Officer and was a former employee of the Navy Shipyard as an electrician. He is survived by his wife, Judy; one daughter, Rita Wilson Rhoden (Row) of Baxter, FL; two grandchildren, Jessie Monroe Wilson and Kaitlynn Brook Wilson of Baxter, FL; two sisters, Margaret Ward Pace of Columbia, SC and Vera Barnette Couturier (Gerald) of Charleston, SC; two step-daughters, Ann Smith Hewatt (West) of Dunwoody, GA, Robin Smith Baker (Randy) of Dickson, TN; two step-grandsons, Chance Boyd Hewatt and Trent Andrew Hewatt of Dunwoody, GA. Richard was predeceased by his parents, Marion Franklin Barnette and Ida Prince Barnette; three brothers, Marion Franklin Barnette, Jr., Robert Wilkes Barnette, and John Stewart Barnette. A graveside service with full military honors will take place in Carolina Memorial Park, 7113 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406 on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 11:00 am. Visitation will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Carolina Memorial Funeral Home.

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QMC(SS) Patrick Andrew Carswell

Mt. Pleasant SC

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May 11, 2013
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  SEPTEMBER 18, 1923 - MAY 11, 2013

MT. PLEASANT Patrick Andrew Carswell, age 89, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away peacefully in his sleep on 11 May 2013. Born in El Paso, TX, he was the son of the late Herbert and Katherine Fitzpatrick Carswell and husband to the late Mary B. Carswell. Mr. Carswell was a graduate of Bishop England High School and was a U.S. Navy World War II Submarine and Korean War Veteran. He worked for 37 years for Southern Bell Telephone as a technician. Pat served as Commodore of the East Cooper Outboard Motor Club; and a proud, long-standing member of the George Jeffers VFW Post. He is survived by their three sons Tim (Ann) of James Island, SC, Brian (Cheri) of Tucson, AZ, Andy (Loretta) of Memphis, TN; eight grandchildren Philip (Beatle), Sarah, Kelly, Katie, Patrick, Joey, Robbie (Danica), Michael; and two great-grandchildren, Alexander and Oliver. The family will receive visitors on Thursday, May 16 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 1520 Rifle Range Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464; (843) 884-3833. There will be a private burial at sea on Friday. Online condolences via www.mcalister-smith.com. Arrangements by MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, MT. PLEASANT CHAPEL. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/ Published in Charleston Post & Courier on May 14, 2013

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SK2(SS) Lawrence 'Larry' Robert Fox

Georgetown SC
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May 10, 2013
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  JULY 2, 1943 - MAY 10, 2013

GEORGETOWN, SC - Lawrence Robert "Larry" Fox, 69, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Medical University of South Carolina. Born on July 2, 1943, in Kingstree, he was the son of the late Percy Lawrence Fox and the late Inez Walcott Fox of West Point, VA and Georgetown, SC. Mr. Fox was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and was a member of the Lide Williams Sunday School Class. He was a graduate of Winyah High School and The Citadel. Mr. Fox was a veteran of the US Navy and was a recipient of the South Carolina Order of the Silver Crescent, awarded for his exemplary performance and contribution to the community. Mr. Fox was involved in numerous community activities and services to include the Georgetown Planning Commission, Lions Club, Service Over Self, American Legion, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Friends of the NRA and the Jamestowne Society. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Diane Ward Fox of Georgetown; a daughter, Suzanne Walcott Fox of Georgetown and fiance; Miles West; two sons, Lawrence Warren Fox and his wife Retta of Florence and Brandon Douglas Fox and his wife Anna of Georgetown; two granddaughters, Jenna Marie Fox and Lilly Danielle Fox both of Florence; mother in law Cynthia W. Douglas of Givhans Ferry, SC; two brothers in law, Richard A. Evans and his wife Judi of Plymouth, NC and Otis C. Ward III and his wife Ann of Moncks Corner; one nephew Otis C. Ward IV of Givhans Ferry, SC; three nieces Reada Evans Sullivan and her husband Michael of Newport, RI, Joanna W. Hughes and her husband Aaron of Goose Creek and Rachel Ward of Summerville; a number of great nieces and nephews; six cousins including, Jack Feild and his wife Skip of Pawleys Island; "special" sisters, Jenny Kong and Annie and Susan Wong; and a K-9 companion, Ellie, City of Georgetown Emissary. He was preceded in death by a sister, Reada Fox Evans. Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at First Baptist Church with the Dr. Ted Sherrill officiating. Burial will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery in Effingham at 4 PM. The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Monday at First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 219 Cleland St. Georgetown, SC 29440, Georgetown Lions Club, P.O. Box 378 Georgetown, SC 29442 or to the Salvation Army, 2401 Anthuan Maybank Dr. Georgetown, SC 29440 Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements.www.grahamfuneralhome.org Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/ Published in Charleston Post & Courier on May 13, 2013

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MT1(SS) Augustus 'Gus' Christian Martin

Ladson SC

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February 15, 2013
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  JULY 29, 1944 - FEBRUARY 15, 2013

The Honorable Augustus Christian Martin, 68, of Ladson, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Friday, February 15, 2013. Born July 29, 1944 in Macungie, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Edward H. Martin and the late Jennie M. Hammond. After graduating from Emmaus High School, Mr. Martin enlisted in the United States Navy and served more than seven years on active duty in the submarine service. After leaving the Navy, Mr. Martin obtained an Associate Degree in Electrical/Electronics Technology from Penn State University and began a 32-year career with Pennsylvania Power & Light Company in 1970. During his career at PP&L he attended night school and received a B.A. in Economics from Lafayette College, an M.B.A. from Lehigh University, and a J.D. from Temple University. He received his Professional Engineer's License in 1977 and was admitted to the Bar in 1986. After admission, Mr. Martin was actively involved in Bar Association activities, including serving as President of the Bar Association of Lehigh County. Mr. Martin was the first corporate counsel to serve as President and believed that all lawyers, regardless of their employment, should not only support, but also be involved in bar association activities to ensure high ethical and professional standards. A dynamic advocate for the local community, Mr. Martin served as a member and president of the East Penn School Board and as well as a trustee, vice chairman and chairman of the Lehigh Carbon Community College Board. He also served as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troup 71 in Macungie, PA. Known to family and friends as "Gus," he traveled to Japan many times over the last 20 years to study the martial art of ninjustu. Having achieved the level of 13th dan, he studied the art from the perspective of a multi-dimensional professional background. He helped many other students see the value of using ninjutsu as a basis for self-development by applying tenets of the art to a broader spectrum of life. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Martin Korda and her husband, Peter, of Larchmont, New York, two sons, Andrew C. Martin and his wife, Margaret, of Alexandria, Virginia, and Jonathan R. Martin and his wife, Denise, of Bordentown, New Jersey. Five grandchildren; Samantha, Alexander, Cara, Jessica, Isabella, a sister, Betty, and four brothers, Ed, Bob, Jim, and his twin brother, Ben. Gus will be missed by a large, extended family and by many friends and colleagues. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, 23 February 2013, in the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., 250 Main Street, Emmaus, Pennsylvania at 12:00pm. The family will receive friends from 11:00am - 12:00pm in Schantz Funeral Home on the day of the service. Inurnment will follow at a later date. Online condolences may be made to www.schantzfh.com In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org), Children of Fallen Patriots (www.fallenpatriots.org) or the United States Submarine Veterans Charitable Foundation (www.ussvi.org). Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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RMSN(SS) William Rhett "Bill" Copeland
Greenwood SC

Eternal Patrol on
January 3, 2013
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  JUNE 14, 1925 - JANUARY 3, 2013

William Rhett "Bill" Copeland, 87, resident of 304 Lake Forest Road, husband of Jean Isabell Stewart Copeland died January 3, 2013 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Abbeville, June 14, 1925, he was a son of the late Guy Hunter and Margaret Stewart Copeland. Having attended Presbyterian College, Mr. Copeland entered the US Navy during World War II. While stationed in Australia, he met his wife of sixty-seven years. Following World War II, they came back to Abbeville and Mr. Copeland went on to finish his business degree at Greenwood College of Commerce. He worked for Pierce-Young-Angel (PYA) and George Neeley as bookkeeper for many years and retired from the US Postal Service where he worked for over twenty years. He was a member of the Sub Vets and enjoyed traveling to see friends from his Navy days. Mr. Copeland was a member of Hodges Presbyterian Church. Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are two daughters, Karen Copeland Lindley and husband James of Greenwood and Margaret Emily Copeland Mauney and husband Dennis of Woodbridge, VA; five grandchildren, James Mark and wife Donnis Cooke Lindley of Waterloo, Christopher David and wife Teresa Wideman Lindley of Greenwood, Raelene Mauney Knieriem of Lakeridge, VA, Ian Mauney of Woodbridge, VA and Andrew Mauney and wife Laura also of Woodbridge, VA; five great grandchildren; sister, Essie C. Ericksen of Abbeville; and brother, Eugene Copeland and wife Rosemary also of Abbeville. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Guy H. Copeland, Jr. and Stuart Copeland. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 PM from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Joel Kelly and Reverend Bob Piephoff officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be grandsons along with Fred Wideman and Jeff Minor. The family is at the home of his daughter, Karen C. Lindley, 103 Fulton Street and will receive friends Sunday from 1:00 PM until the service hour at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Hodges Presbyterian Church Building Fund, PO Box 99, Hodges, SC 29653. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Copeland family.

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TMC(SS) David Carl Bonow

Goose Creek, SC
Eternal Patrol on November 29, 2012
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  OCTOBER 22, 1938  - NOVEMBER 29, 2012

David Carl Bonow, 74, of Goose Creek, husband of Sharon Joy Bonow, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012. A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 6, 2012, at two o'clock at Lighthouse Baptist Church 100-C Central Avenue Goose Creek, SC 29445. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the church after the service. Mr. Bonow was born October 22, 1938, in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, son of the late Erwin and Hazel Bonow. Preceded by brothers Robert and Richard, and sisters Ruth and Dothy Yednak. He retired from the United States Navy as TMC(SS). He also worked at the Charleston Naval Shipyard and Kings Bay, GA. He was also an avid woodworker, but his greatest joy came from the simple act of watching grandchildren grow up. Surviving in addition to his wife are: Douglas (Mary), David, Keith (Melainie), Danita (Joe) and Dawn. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.tricountycremationcenter.com ARRANGEMENTS BY TRI-COUNTY CREMATION CENTER, 11000 DORCHESTER ROAD, SUMMERVILLE, SC (843) 821-4888. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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HMCS(SS) Raymond Lee Murphy

Portland OR

Eternal Patrol on
November 4, 2012
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  JUNE 6, 1921 - NOVEMBER 4, 2012

Raymond L. Murphy was a veteran of WWII, the Korean War, and the Cold War. Raymond was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Submarine Service. He served on four different submarines during his 20 year career. He was a member of the Submarine Veterans of WWII, South Carolina Chapter, serving as president of this organization for ten years. He was also a member of the Submarine Veterans Incorporated. He was retired from the U.S. Navy as well as his own personal business. Raymond was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Orangeburg, South Carolina, for over 40 years. Raymond L. Murphy was married to Betty Castleberry Murphy for 60 years. She died previously in 2006. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Sheila Murphy, of Portland, Oregon; and his son, Bruce Murphy, and Bruce’s wife, Laurie, and two grandchildren, Corbin & Emerson Murphy of Kewadin, Michigan. He is also survived by his three brothers, George Murphy of Columbia, South Carolina; Jack Murphy of Orangeburg, South Carolina; and Wesley Murphy of Elloree, South Carolina. The funeral will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, November 16 at Dukes Harley Funeral Home with Rev. Jud Jordan officiating, followed by a military honors ceremony graveside at 2:00 p.m. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home.

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TMCM(SS) Barry Albright Wilson

N. Charleston, SC
Eternal Patrol on November 4, 2012
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  OCTOBER 22, 1936  - NOVEMBER 4, 2012

N. Charleston, S.C. : Barry Albright Wilson, Sr. , 76 of N. Charleston, S.C. formerly of Hallsboro, N.C. died Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the Trident Medical Center in N. Charleston, S.C. . He was the son of the late George Wilson and Margaret Wilson and was preceded in death by a brother George P. Wilson. He served in the U.S. Navy for thirty years. He served on the USS Bushnell, AS15, USS Thornback SSN418, USS Theodore Roosevelt, SSBN 600, USS John T. Calhoun, SSBN 630, USS James K. Polk SSBN 645, an active of the Fleet Reserve Assoc. and Submarine Veteran Assoc. After his Retirement from the U.S. Navy he served 15 years for the Dept. of Defense. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Thompson Wilson of N. Charleston, S.C.; Sons: Barry A. Wilson, Jr. of Shady Grove, Fl., Gregory Wilson of Wexford, Pennsylvania.; Sisters: Kitty Wilson Weisner of Greensboro, N.C., Dixie Wilson Rogers of Graham, N.C., Pat Wilson Norris and Carolyn Baldwin both of Whiteville, N.C., Betty Rose Wilson Tarbox of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Margaret Wilson Phillips of Lundrum, S.C., Grandsons: Caleb Wilson, Alexander Wilson; Granddaughters: Maisie Wilson, Molly Wilson Taylor and Meghan Wilson. Funeral Service will be Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the McKenzie Mortuary Chapel with Dr. Dave Heller officiating with burial following in the Whiteville Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday night, November 7, 2012 at McKenzie Mortuary from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

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EMC(SS) William 'Bill' E. Pruitt

Moncks Corner,
SC
Eternal Patrol on September 27, 2012
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  OCTOBER 27,1940  - SEPTEMBER 27, 2012

CPO William E."Bill" Pruitt, US Navy, Ret., 71, of Moncks Corner, SC, died Thursday morning at his residence. His memorial service will be 3:00 PM Sunday afternoon, September 30, 2012, in the CHAPEL OF DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER. Interment will follow at a later date in the Beaufort National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the VFW Post 9509 Ladies Auxiliary for Cancer Aide and Research, 1142 South Live Oak Dr., Moncks Corner, SC 29461. CPO Pruitt was born October 27, 1940, in Anderson, SC, a son of James E. Pruitt and Nellie Chastain Campbell. He was the State Senior Vice Commander of the SC VFW, Past Commander of VFW Post 9509, and Past District 1 Commander. He was also a member of the Sub Vets, the Fleet Reserve, and the Military Order of the Cooties. CPO Pruitt was a real estate broker, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. But most of all, he loved his job as a repo man. Surviving are, his wife, Patricia Moravits Pruitt; a daughter, Kristie Moore of Spartanburg; two sons, John Pruitt formerly of Summerville and George Pruitt and his wife, Margie, of Anderson; two step daughters, Gena Haddock and Trischa Haddock; a step son, Ryan Haddock; and three grandchildren, Allie Pruitt, Zachary Moore, and Joshua Pruitt.

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TM2(SS) Samuel Ernest Strickland

Charleston,
SC
Eternal Patrol on June 11, 2012
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  MAY 16, 1921 - JUNE 11, 2012

CHARLESTON - Mr. Samuel Ernest Strickland, 91, of N. Charleston, SC, husband of Gladys "Tina" Rast Strickland entered into eternal rest on Monday evening, June 11, 2012. The relatives and friends of Sam Strickland are invited to attend his funeral services on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at three p.m. at CAROLINA MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Saturday afternoon, June 16, 2012, from one p.m. until three p.m. at the funeral home. Sam was born May 6, 1921, in Kingstree, SC to the late John Henry Strickland and Caroline Coker Strickland. During WWII he served in the U.S. Navy as a torpedo-man in the submarine service. He lived most of his life here in Charleston, SC and worked in missile logistics at the Polaris Missile Base. He was a member of the DAV, WW II Sub Vets and US Submarine Veterans Holland Club. He was a member of Ferndale Baptist Church in N. Charleston and served in the AWANA ministry many years. Sam will be missed by many and remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Tina Strickland, daughters Connie (Jody) Willis of Brunswick, GA, Dianne (Jim) Rooney of Summerville, SC, and Joan (Jim) Burgess also of Summerville, SC; A sister, Mattie Coker of Lake City, SC, a brother Jerry (Ann) Strickland of Taylors, SC, 9 grandchildren: Lisa (Jonathan) Grooms, Brian (Jennifer) Burgess, Dawn (Jamie) Forbes, Christina (Randy) Morrow, Todd (Carolyn) Burgess, Kimberly (Kee) Farmer, Jimmy (SaraBeth) Rooney, Jared (Zee) Burgess, Sam (Jessica) Willis, and 21 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother James Strickland of Sumter, SC and Geneva White of Kingstree, SC. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ferndale Baptist Church for the Wilds Scholarship Fund. Arrangements by CAROLINA MEMORIAL PARK, FUNERALS and CREMATIONS, 7113 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29406. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.carolinamemorial.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries

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MMCM(SS) Gary Eugene Semler

Summerville,
SC
Eternal Patrol on May 19, 2012
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DECEMBER 2, 1941 - MAY 19, 2012

SUMMERVILLE - Gary Eugene Semler, MMCM (SS) USN-Ret., 70, of Summerville, South Carolina, husband of Ann Semler, died on May 19, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. Gary was born December 2, 1941, in Sharpsburg, Maryland, son of the late Harry Hyde Semler Jr. and Catherine Virginia Hessong Semler. Gary was a 1959 graduate of Boonsboro Senior High, Boonsboro, Maryland. He proudly served and retired from the United States Navy, followed by service as a nuclear test engineer in the Charleston Naval Shipyard where he retired in 1995. Gary was an active member of the United States Submarine Veterans Charleston Base (USSVICB). He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling, relaxing days at his lake house, boating, fishing, or riding jet skis, as well as anything he did with his grandson, who was a great joy for him. In addition to his wife of 49 years, Gary is survived by daughters Andrea J. Semler (Michael Sheppard and their Boykin Spaniels) and Wendy L. Miller (Todd Miller), as well as his beloved grandson, Graham Miller, all of Summerville; brother Charles E. Semler and sisters, Ida Mae Valentine and Nina Kearns, many aunts, uncles and cousins in and around Sharpsburg, Maryland; and numerous life-long friends both near and far who have supported him through this journey. The family would like to graciously thank Matthew A. Beldner, MD and the staff of Low Country Hematalogy Oncology for their compassionate care. Gary will be fondly remembered and will remain forever in the hearts of all his family and friends. Fair winds and following seas... In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT, 06851; the USSVICB Scholarship Fund at 106 Birchwood Drive, Summerville SC 29483 (c/o Julian Villegas, Scholarship Chairman); or the Boykin Spaniel Foundation, c/o Boykin Spaniel Society, PO Box 2047, Camden, SC 29020. A private memorial service will follow at a later date. ARRANGEMENTS BY TRI-COUNTY CREMATION CENTER, 11000 DORCHESTER ROAD, SUMMERVILLE, SC (843) 821-4888. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston| Visit Guest Book

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TM2(SS) Richard Gale 'Fox' Binkley

Florence,
SC
Eternal Patrol on March 19, 2012
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  SEPTEMBER 15, 1924 - MARCH 19, 2012

Florence- Richard Gale Binkley, 87, died Monday, March 19, 2012 in a local hospital. An at sea memorial service will be held at a later time with full military honors. Mr. Binkley was born in Circleville, Ohio, the son of the late Harley and Anna Thomas Binkley. Before retirement,  he was a Supervisor with DuPont Industries.  He served in the US NAVY during WWII.  He was a lifetime member of the Submarine Veterans of WWII, Submarine Veterans, Inc. and the Holland Club. Survivors are his wife of Florence, Doris Pittman Binkley; a daughter, Kathy Stokes-Hamden and her husband, Bobby of Conway, SC; and a grandson Tyler Stokes. Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence is assisting the family with arrangements.

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CDR(SS) Elvin B. 'Stan' Standrich

Summerville,
SC
Eternal Patrol on February 20, 2012
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 DECEMBER 28, 1938  - FEBRUARY 20, 2012

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 American Cancer Society , 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

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BMC(SS) 'Panama' Jack Stevenson
Grand Junction, CO
Eternal Patrol on August 17, 2011
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 SEPTEMBER 11, 1917  - AUGUST 17, 2011
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"Panama" Jack Stevenson, departed on Eternal Patrol. Jack lived at the Veteran's Administration Hospital outside of Grand Junction CO. He was a member of the USSVWWII Swampfox Chapter, a life member of USSVI and of Charleston Base.  He qualified in submarines on the USS Bass (was V-2) (SS-164) in 1940 and was a BMC(SS) when he left the Navy.

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EM3(SS) James Paul King
Lyman,
SC
Eternal Patrol on July 7, 2011
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 MAY 20, 1940  - JULY 7, 2011

LYMAN, SC-- James Paul King, 85, of 1216 Holly Springs Road, died July 7, 2011, at Alpha Health and Rehab. A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late Veron T. and Mary Belle Buchanan King, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired owner and operator of J.P. King Lawnmower Service. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, where he taught the Men's Sunday School Class since 1952, was former deacon, Sunday school superintendent and training union director. Surviving are his wife, Madge Lee Lister King of the home; and three brothers, Arnold Talmadge King of Spartanburg, Marshall Clyde King and Harold Roosevelt King, both of Lyman. Mr. King was predeceased by a son, Paul Wayne King; a brother, Leonard Kenneth King; and a sister, Esther Mae Bryson. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Friendship Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Steve Durham and Rev. Harold R. King. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at The Wood Mortuary. The family is at the home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 1600 Holly Springs Road, Lyman, SC 29365. Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com. The Wood Mortuary

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RMCM(SS) Jon Roger Sutton

Ladson,
SC
Eternal Patrol on June 28, 2011
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 MAY 20, 1940  - JUNE 28, 2011

Radioman Master Chief (SS) Jon Roger Sutton, USN Retired, 71, husband of Roberta “Bobbi” Sherman Sutton of Ladson, SC died Tuesday, June 28, 2011.  The friends and relatives of Jon R. Sutton, MCPO (SS), USN Retired are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at J. HENRY STUHR, INC. NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road, North Charleston, SC.  A Two Bell Ceremony and Military Honors will recognize MCPO Sutton’s service to his country.  Entombment will follow at Plantation Memorial Gardens.  The family will greet friends at the chapel one hour prior to the service.A native of Nebraska, Jon was born May 20, 1940, son of the late George Beverly Sutton and Eunice Dayle Williams Sutton.  Jon was devoted to his country; serving faithfully in the U.S. Navy, retiring with the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer, SS for his service as a submariner.  Following his military retirement, he worked with TDS as a boat equipment installer. Proud of his naval service, and through his involvement in the community, Jon was a lifetime member of the Sub Vets and belonged to the Masons, Shriners, Fleet Reserve, VFW, and the American Legion.Mr. Sutton is survived by his loving wife of forty-nine years, Bobbi Sutton; daughters, Jonna Whipple of North Charleston, SC and Becky Grammer of Moncks Corner, SC; grandchildren, Chris, Bryan, Shelly, Katelin, and Gabriell; great-grandchildren, Rilee, Avery, MacKenzie, and Brianna; and sisters, Jill Ferlise of Arizona and Michelle Redden of Nebraska.Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC  29406.

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MMCM(SS) Larry C. Sims
Harleyville
, SC
Eternal Patrol on June 22, 2011
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 SEPTEMBER 30, 1940  - JUNE 22, 2011

Larry Charles Sims, 70, of 132 Hutto Street, Harleyville, SC, husband of Bettye Jo Sims, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Hospice of Charleston. Larry was born on September 30, 1940 in Grundy, Virginia a son of the late Carl and Dorothy Breeding Sims. Larry Qualified in submarines on the USS Seahorse (SSN-669) in 1976, was a MMCM(SS) when he left the Navy and served as Chief of the Boat on The John Adams Gold crew, did two tours in Vietnam receiving many awards and medals. He later retired from Dorchester School District #2 from the Maintenance department. He was a member of the Summerville Masonic Lodge #234 AFM, Submarine Veterans Association and served as a pallbearer for the H.L. Hunley Crew, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Gordon Capers Camp #123, member and Past Chairman of the Upper Dorchester County Ducks Unlimited and served as a Town Councilman for Harleyville. Surviving is his wife, Bettye Jo Metts Sims; children, David (Lisa) Lomenick, Deborah R. Manen, and Douglas Lomenick; a sister, Virginia (Pat) Gurr, Ocala, Florida; grandchildren, Nikki (Charles) McGinnis, Megan, Joey, and Chelsea Lomenick, a nephew, Ty (Heidi) Gurr and his best buddies first great-grandson Caleb McGinnis and his faithful companion, Syme.

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LCDR(SS) Philip Vane 'Swede' Hansen
Bonneau
, SC
Eternal Patrol on May 28, 2011
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 JANUARY 28, 1927  - MAY 28, 2011

Lt. Commander Philip V. “Swede” Hansen, US Navy, Ret., of Bonneau, SC, died Saturday in a Charleston hospital. His funeral will be 11:30 AM Wednesday morning, June 1, 2011, in the CHAPEL OF DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER. Interment will follow in Carolina Memorial Park, N. Charleston. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday evening. Commander Hansen was born Jan. 28, 1927, in Chicago, IL, a son of Philip Edward Hansen and Lillian Gunderson Hansen. He was a Shriner, a member of Mt. Hope Lodge #128 AFM, and a member of the SubVets WWII. While he was in the Navy, he served aboard the USS Charr, USS Pogy, USS Cusk, USS Pomfrey, USS Blackfin, USS Barbero, USS Everglades, and the USS Shangri-LA. He served in both W.W. II and Vietnam receiving numerous awards and medals, including, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, Submarine Combat Pin, and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. He also formerly worked for both Braswell and Detyens Shipyards. Commander Hansen was formerly married to Doris Crawford and was the widower of Frances M. Hansen. Surviving are, a daughter, Linda D. Jones and her husband, Brian, of Ft. Mill; two sons, Patrick L. Hansen and his wife, Faith, of Columbia, and Michael D. Hansen and his wife, Joyce, of Louisville, KY; eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.


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TMC(SS) Girard Edward 'Jerry Coutu
Summerville, SC
Eternal Patrol on February 28, 2011
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MAY 14, 1931 - JANUARY 12, 2011

SUMMERVILLE - Girard Edward "Jerry" Coutu, 75, of Summerville, widower of Myrtle Herndon Coutu, died Monday, February 28, 2011, at his residence. Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 3, 2011, at 4 o'clock at James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel, Summerville. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memory Gardens, 11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: American Heart Association , 409 King Street, #300, Charleston, SC 29403 or the American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22311. Jerry was born January 13, 1936, in West Warwick, Rhode Island, son of the late Alexander Edward Coutu and Victoria Clapp Coutu. He attended schools in Rhode Island and Trident Technical College, Charleston. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in the Vietnam War as TMC. He was a member of the C.L.R.A.A.C.A, USS Seapoacher Association, US Sub Vet, F.R.A., and the N.R.A. He was an avid re-builder of antique cars. After retiring from the Navy, he later retired from Simmons Balancing as a machinist. Surviving are: two sons and three daughters: William "Richard" Bellamy (Judy) of Ellenton, Florida, Debra Lynn Bailey of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Diane Denise Davis (Barry) of North Charleston, Edward Douglas Coutu (Debra) of Summerville and Vicki Marie Coutu of Summerville, 9 grandchildren: William Richard Bellamy, Jr., Leigh Ann Bellamy, Charles L. Bailey, Tina Maple, Robert A. Davis, Carl E. Davis, Jeremie E. Coutu, Alexander T. Coutu, Brandon L. Boykin, seven great grandchildren, one brother: Dennis Coutu (Judith) of Davenport, Florida, two nephews: Aaron Coutu and Jay Coutu. He is predeceased by his wife, one son: Jimmy Bellamy and one brother: Joseph Coutu. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting out website at www.jamesadyal.com ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A. DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA 873-4040. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/ deaths Published in Charleston Post & Courier on March 2, 2011

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MMCS(SS) Walter Arnold Job
Ridgeville, SC
Eternal Patrol on January 12, 2011
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MAY 14, 1931 - JANUARY 12, 2011

RIDGEVILLE- Walter Arnold Job, 79, of the Sandridge Community, Ridgeville, died Wednesday at a North Charleston hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Lutheran Church, 321 W. Main St., Moncks Corner with Pastor Sherry Teves officiating.  Burial will be private.  Mr. Job was born May 14, 1931 in Ipswich, South Dakota, a son of the late Gustave Job and Christina Gugel Job. He was a chief engineer in the US Navy and the Merchant Marines, a member of the VFW Fleet Reserve, a member of the Elks Club, and attended St. Michaels Lutheran Church, Moncks Corner. Mr. Job is survived by his wife, Joy McGuinness Job of Norfolk, VA; a son, Walter A. “Skip” (Carla) Job, Jr.; step-sons, Joe (Shelly) Reece of Sandridge, Steve Reece of GA; step-daughter, Jane (Dave) Boyle of GA; brothers, Edwin (Judy) Job of Aberdeen, SD, Alfred Kiesz of Ogden, UT, Clarence (Barbara) Job of Bend, OR; sisters, Anne Heitz of Ipswich, SD, Joan Smith of Springfield, OR, Lila Rose of Mills, WY, Janice (Harlan) Hammrich of Belfair, WA, and Elaine (Joe W.) Hornaman of Apache Junction, AZ; and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Avinger Funeral Home, 2274 Eutaw Rd., Holly Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, 409 King St. Suite 300 Charleston, SC, or St Michael Lutheran Church, 321 W. Main St., Moncks Corner, SC 29461.

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CDR(SS) Albert Aloysius Wood Jr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Eternal Patrol on January 5, 2011
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SEPTEMBER 29, 1922 - JANUARY 5, 2011

Entered into eternal rest on the evening of January 5, 2011, Cmdr. Albert Aloysius Wood, Jr., US Navy (Ret.) widower of Regina Keith Wood. Residence, Mt. Pleasant, SC. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, January 10, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., in Church of the Nativity, 1061 Folly Road. Rite of Committal will be held in Beaufort National Cemetery at 1:00 pm with full military honors. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL, Sunday between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. Cmdr. Wood, Jr. was born September 29, 1922, in West Easton, Pennsylvania, the son of Albert Wood, Sr. and Ellen Flynn Wood. He was a 1940 graduate of Easton Catholic High School. "Bud" Wood, a Mustang, served 30 years in the United States Navy. He was a plank owner of the USS Nautilus and a World War II Sub-Vet. He attended Church of the Nativity and Christ Our King Catholic Church. He is survived by two daughters: Jean W. Darden (Jerry) of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Dolores Wood (David McAlister) of James Island, SC; three sons: Michael D. Wood of Santa Ana, CA, Christopher F. Wood (Judy) of Ormond, FL, and Timothy G. Wood of Charleston, SC. He is predeceased by one son, Jonathan Albert Wood. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/ deaths

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STSCS(SS) Avery James 'Jim' Lord
Summerville, SC
Eternal Patrol on December 17, 2010
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October 19, 1930 - December 17, 2010

Avery James "Jim" Lord, Jr., 80, of Summerville, SC, died Friday, December 17, 2010, at Summerville Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, December 21, 2010, at Summerville Baptist Church at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Summerville Cemetery. Friends may call at Parks Funeral Home Monday evening from 6 - 8 o'clock. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. Mr. Lord was born October 19, 1930, in Atlanta, GA, a son of Avery James Lord, Sr. and Katharine Fears Lord. He was a retired Sr. Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy serving in Korea. He was a crew member of the John C. Calhoun nuclear submarine, the USS Begor, and the USS Darter. While serving in the Navy, Jim was a Cryptologist and a Sonar Tech. He was a retired Fire Chief with the Summerville Fire Department. Mr. Lord had the honor of having Fire Station #4 in Summerville named after him. He attended Summerville Baptist Church. Mr. Lord was a member of the Antique Auto Club of America and the Corvette Club. He served in the Masons and the Lion's Club. He was a life member of US Submarine Veterans, Inc. Jim also served as a Notary Public. He was a member of the SC Fire Chief's Association, Tri-County Fire Chief's Association, and the SC Firefighter's Association. Mr. Lord proudly served his country, the Town of Summerville, and his family. His family was always certain of his love. Survivors include two daughters, Pam Lord Moyers (Michael) of Myrtle Beach, and Linda Lord Nino (Alan) of Summerville; one son, Michael J. Lord (Margaret) of Summerville; one brother, W. Daniel Lord of Marietta, GA; four grandchildren, Christina Hensley, Ryan Nino, Michael Lord, II, and Sean Nino; two-great-grandchildren, Madison Hensley and Ryley Hensley; life partner, Shirley D. Lord. He was predeceased by one brother, Benjamin L. Lord, and his grandmother, Nan Fears. Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/ deaths

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MMCS(SS) Richard 'Rick' Waller
Summerville, SC
Eternal Patrol on 11/13/2010
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FEBRUARY 2, 1964 - NOVEMBER 13, 2010

Richard "Rick" Waller, 49, of Summerville, died Saturday, November 13, 2010, in a tragic auto accident, with his faithful dog, Sadie, by his side. Rick was born February 2, 1961, in Birmingham, AL, the youngest son of Robert Waller and Margaret Reynolds Waller. MMCS(SS) Waller served 20 years in the United States Navy as a proud A-Ganger, aboard a variety of submarines, retiring in 1999. Rick earned his degree from Limestone University while in the service, and was currently employed by Trident Technical College as Program Leader in Manufacturing, Industrial and Construction Trades. He was a member of the Overton Civic Club and the Submarines Veterans Association. Rick leaves behind his wife, Angie, of 30 years, and their two children, Robert, 28, who is a sous chef with Norwegian Cruise Lines in Honolulu, HI; and Annie, 24, OSSN (SW/AW) US Navy, stationed in Norfolk, VA. He will be deeply missed by his wife; children; father; brothers - Randy and his wife, Becky of Charlotte, NC; and Ron of Hanes City, FL. He was especially close with his brother in law, Jim Bertolini of Stoystown, PA. He leaves behind many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and friends. We know his darling Mama was waiting for him at the gates of Heaven. Rick was an avid supporter of the military and taking care of the troops. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the USO, P.O.Box 96322, Washington, D.C. 20090-6322, or to Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168. A memorial service for Rick will be held Friday afternoon, November 19, 2010, at Russell Funeral Chapel, 107 West Main Street, Moncks Corner, at 1 o'clock. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until the hour of service. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.russellfuneralchapel.net.

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LCDR(SS) William 'Bill' F. Kopacka

Charleston, SC
Eternal Patrol on 7/24/2010
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MARCH 24, 1920 - JULY 24, 2010

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ETCM(SS) Francis 'Frank' John Young
Charleston, SC
Eternal Patrol on 7/17/2010
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AUGUST 9, 1938 - JULY 17, 2010

Francis John Young N. CHARLESTON - Francis John Young, 71, died July 17, 2010, in a local hospice facility. Born August 9, 1938, in Lawrence, Massachusetts he was the son of Francis William and Victoria Gierczunski Young. Frank joined the U.S. Navy and retired as a Nuclear Electronics Technician Master Chief with 30 years of service. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Charleston Base Subvets and the Holland Club. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Branch #269 and American Legion Post #166 in Goose Creek and the Ladson VFW Post 3433. He was a member of the Charleston Base Navy League. Frank was active in the City of N. Charleston and served as the Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission. Frank was a longtime Scout Master for Troop #454 and served as the adult leader for two contingencies to the National Jamboree in 1973 and 1977; he also served as Commissioner of the Twin Rivers District. Mr. Young is survived by his wife of 50 years Kathryn Young of N. Charleston, SC; children, Francis J. Young (Kim), Lawrence J. Young and his wife Catherine, Victoria A. Henwood (Ernesto), Christian J. Young, and Elizabeth A. Young (David); grandchildren, Alexandra and Tyler Henwood, Lawrence and Amanda Young, Francis Bradley Young, Ian and Benjamin Tennant; special friends Richard and Mary Alfano, Dr. Heinz and Annette Griebseh, Lucky Williams and Jennifer Harrison. The family will receive friends in J. HENRY STUHR NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Rd. on Wednesday July 21, 2010, between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m., with Vigil Prayers beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 510 St. James Ave., Goose Creek, SC 29445 Thursday, July 22, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery September 9, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Building Fund, or the Subvets Dolphin Scholarship Fund (payable to USSVICB), I/C/O Carl Chinn, 217 Brailsford Road, Summerville, SC 29485. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths

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EMC(SS) Alvin 'Al' Eugene Addington

Goose Creek, SC
Eternal Patrol on 5/26/2010
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AUGUST 24, 1934 - MAY 26, 2010

Alvin Addington GOOSE CREEK - Al Addington passed away May 26, 2010, at his home in Goose Creek his loving wife of 51 years was at his side. The son of Samuel and Elizabeth Addington who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny L. and Robert E. Addington. He was born in Slater, South Carolina where he resided until joining the Navy in 1952. He served his country for 24 years retiring in 1974. While in the Navy he traveled to many countries and served aboard the USS Trout, USS Thornback, USS Amberjack, USS Alamogordo, USS Inflict, SSC NTC Great Lakes, and the USS Fearless. His favorite pastime was fishing which he did every chance he got. He was happiest on the river with a fishing pole in his hand. For many years he was the voice of the Goose Creek Gators football team announcing all home games. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan no matter their standings. He was also a member of the Fleet Reserve #269, The American Legion, and the Sub Vets. He is survived by his wife Barbara and their four children, Michael Addington of GA, Samuel Addington of Goose Creek, Lynne (Chewey) Baker of MD and Larry (Mindy) Addington of NY; seven grandchildren: Kourtney Baker, Ashton Addington, Joshua Addington, Tyler Baker, Robby Addington, Shelby Addington, Kathrine Addington; a sister Nancy (Dennis) Epps of SC and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service with military honors will be held Saturday, May 29, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Please join the family at the All Saints Chapel at the Naval Weapons Station, Goose Creek, SC, to celebrate the life of our husband, father, grandfather and friend. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths
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MMCS(SS) Andrew Larry Hendrix

Ladson, SC
Eternal Patrol on 3/13/2010
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SEPTEMBER 7, 1947 - MARCH 13, 2010

Andrew L. Hendrix LADSON - Andrew L. Hendrix, 62, of Ladson, passed away at his home on Saturday, March 12, 2010. He was a retired MMCS (SS) in the United States Navy and a member of Bikers Helping Bikers, the Fleet Reserve of Goose Creek and a member of the Sub Vets. He is survived by Jan Moore of Ladson; a great uncle, Carroll Hendrix and great aunt, Sue Tucker of Statesboro, GA; adopted grandchildren: Dominick Bradley and Savannah Smith, two adopted nephews: Grant and Nick Spaulding and all of his many friends. A visitation and funeral service with full military honors will be held on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., with the funeral service beginning at 7:00 p.m., at MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, GOOSE CREEK CHAPEL, 869 James Ave., Goose Creek. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.mcalister-smith.com. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths

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QM2(SS) William Clyde Yates, Jr.
Anderson, SC
Eternal Patrol on 12/23/2009
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NOVEMBER 21, 1923 - DECEMBER 23, 2009

ANDERSON, SC-Services for William Clyde Yates, Jr., 86, will be held at 1 pm Tuesday, December 29, 2009, in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home, with committal with Military Honors at M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends beginning at 12 pm at the funeral home. The Reverend Dr. Jack Couch will conduct the service. Mr. Yates passed away early in the morning Wednesday, December 23, 2009. Born on November 21, 1923 in E. St. Louis, Ill., he was a son of the late William Clyde Yates, Sr. and Mary Teresa Beecher Yates. He served his country in World War II in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific Theater as Quartermaster aboard the USS Cuttlefish. After the was he served briefly in the U.S.Border Patrol, then returned to his home state and attended Western Illinois University on the GI Bill, obtaining bachelors and masters degrees in chemistry. After a brief stint teaching chemistry and general science in Illinois public schools, he went into private industry. He did chemical marketing research for Phillips Petroleum and Cities Service oil companies, eventually moving with his family to the Atlanta area in 1965. He retired in 1983, dabbled briefly in real estate, then moving with his wife to Anderson in 1987. He remained involved with World War II Veterans groups and Submarine Veterans groups. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Navy League of the United States, and U.S. Submarine Veterans Holland Club. He served as S.C. State Commander of Submarine Veterans of World War II for five years (1995 through 2000), and was Public Affairs Officer in the National Office in 2000. He was also a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Hejaz Shrine Club. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Alice Mae Belles Yates of Anderson; brother, Robert W. Yates of Springfield, Ill; son, Dr. Steven Yates of Greenville (formerly of Columbia); daughter and son-in-law, Leigh Ann Yates-Brown and Stephen Brown of Woodstock, Ga.; grandchildren, Justin and Dylan Henry of Woodstock; sister-in-law, Verna Winterbottom of Greenville; brother-in-law, Gene Belles of Davenport, Ia; niece, Kathy Laurens and her husband Dr. Richard Laurens of Greer and their children; nephews Brent Winterbottom of Columbia and Robert Winterbottom of Port St. Lucie, Fla. Memorial donations in is name may be made to the South Carolina Alzheimer's Association, 4124 Clemson Boulevard, Suite L, Anderson, SC 29621. A message of condolence may be sent by visiting www.mcdougaldfuneralhome.com THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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TM1(SS) Michael James Stuffle
Charleston, SC
Eternal Patrol on 12/21/2009
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CHARLESTON - Michael James Stuffle, 71, of Charleston, SC died peacefully on Monday, December 21, 2009 at Sandpiper Retirement Center in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Mike was born in New York City in 1938 and spent his childhood in Northern New Jersey. Upon high school graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy and spent 20 years traveling the world on conventional submarines. His last assignment was aboard the USS Seahorse based in Charleston. Mike settled in Charleston, graduated from Trident Technical College and spent his civilian career at Charleston Supply Co., Royal Ace Hardware and Lowes selling home improvement products. Mike was a Past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus Council No. 9475 and a Fourth Degree Knight in Assembly No. 1071. He was a member of the Submarine Veterans Charleston Base and volunteered for many years at the CSS HL Hunley Museum. His favorite activity and fondest memories were of fishing with his buddy, Jeff. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Bill Cavanagh five nieces and nephews; ten great nieces and nephews and his special friend in Charleston, Jeff Clark. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM, Monday, January 11, 2010 at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 120 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 followed by a reception at the Canterbury House, 175 Market Street, Charleston; Mike's home for the past five years. Donations in Mike's honor can be made to Friends of the Hunley, P.O. Box 21600, Charleston, CO 29413. Arrangements by MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, MT. PLEASANT CHAPEL; (843) 884-3833. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths

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MMC(SS) Benjamin William Heber
Charleston, SC
Eternal Patrol on 11/24/2009
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Benjamin Heber, 69, of Summerville, SC, husband of Jean Kennedy Heber, died Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at a Charleston hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, November 28, 2009 at PARKS FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL at eleven o’clock. Burial will be in Dorchester Memory Gardens. Friends may call at PARKS FUNERAL HOME Friday evening from six until eight o’clock. Memorials may be made to the Dolphins Scholarship Foundation, 4966 Euclid Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Mr. Heber was born May 13, 1940 in Waterloo, IA, a son of Benjamin Gerald Heber and Arlene Long Heber. He was a retired US Navy veteran and was retired from the Charleston Naval Shipyard Department of Transportation. Survivors include his wife, Jean Heber of Summerville; two sons, Shannon Heber and David Johnson both of Summerville; one daughter, Teresa Daniels of Summerville; honorary brother, Mike Emerson of Goose Creek; seven grandchildren, Taylor Johnson, Cody Daniels, Grace Johnson, Jakob Moore, Jessen Heber, Chipper Johnson and Katie Beth Johnson. Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 W. 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.

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LCDR(SS) James Warren Eckles
Charleston, SC
Eternal Patrol on 11/12/2009
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SUMMERVILLE - James "Jim" Warren Eckles LCDR USN Retired, husband of Martha Sue Eckles, of Summerville, SC died November 12, 2009. Memorial services will be held Wednesday afternoon, November 18, 2009 at PARKS FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL at 2 o' clock. Burial will be at a later date at Beaufort National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Frances R. Willis S.P.C.A., PO Box 1116, Summerville, SC 29484. Mr. Eckles was born December 5, 1930 in Louisville, KY, a son of Andrew Jackson Eckles, Jr. and Irene Wilhelmina Eckles. LCDR Eckles served in US Navy Submarine Service for 30 years on 9 different submarines. His first submarine USS COCHINO (SS345) sank in the North Atlantic on the 26th August 1949 which was the beginning of the cold war. Sister Ship USS TUSK (SS426) saved all but one on COCHINO but lost 6 of their men doing so. This was USS COCHINO'S LAST CRUISE and now LCDR Eckles will join his shipmates. LCDR Eckles was a member of Kosair Shriners of Louisville, KY, Life member of The Grand Lodge of KY, Scottish Rite, SubVets WWII-Assoc. Member, Charleston SubVets Inc, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Holland Club and Navy League. He was also commissioned a Kentucky Colonel on July 8, 1963. Survivors include his wife of sixty-one years, Martha Sue Eckles of Summerville; daughters, Martha Sharon Denton and husband Richard Scott Denton, Jr. of Piedmont, SC and Debra Ann Eckles-Rudd and husband James R. Rudd of Summerville; two grandsons, Jason Keith Rosso, Richard Scott Denton, III; great-grandson Timothy Gage Rosso; great-granddaughter Shelby Leigh Rosso; one brother, Andrew J. Eckles, III and one sister, Mickey Coomer, both of Louisville, KY. Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 W. 1st N. Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths

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CAPT(SS) George Frenger Lisle
Charleston, SC
Eternal Patrol on 11/5/2009
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CHARLESTON - Captain George Frenger Lisle, USN (Ret.) 75, Submariner, of Headquarters Island, Charleston, SC, took his last cruise when he succumbed to cancer on Friday, November 6, 2009, after many years of resisting the disease. He was the beloved husband of the former Carolyn Powell Herndon of Walterboro, SC, for 15 years. Captain Lisle was born on October 26, 1934, in Schenectady, NY, to Hampton Halley Lisle, Jr. and Laura Louise Frenger Lisle, formerly of Lexington, KY, and Las Cruses, NM. He graduated from Howe Military School in Indiana and attended the University of New Mexico before entering and graduating from the US Naval Academy in 1958. Upon graduation, he married the former Barbara J. Banks of Richmond, VA. A captain at the time of his retirement, George spent his naval career in progressively more responsible positions. After an initial tour on a destroyer, he entered the submarine service (his pride and joy), served on four submarines which were conventional and nuclear, and completed 17 Polaris/Poseidon deterrent patrols. His missions helped deter the Soviet Union from aggression and eventually led to the Soviet collapse in the early 1980's. These multiple warheads, accompanied by the unknown locations of the submarines, baffled the Soviets and caused them to desist from their normal military efforts. George culminated his submarine duty as Commanding Officer of the USS Von Steuben (SSBN 632), during which time he was designated a Proven Subspecialist in Ship Engineering. He next served in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon and was appointed as Representative to the Standing Consultative Commission, which was responsible for issues concerning arms control agreements with the Soviets. Following an assignment as Deputy Chief of Staff for Mine Countermeasures at the Mine Warfare command, George's final assignment was as Inspector General for the Charleston Naval Base, from which he retired in 1988 after 30 years of active military service. Captain Lisle's military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal, the National Defense Services Medal, and other service ribbons. Following his naval retirement in 1988, George was a founding member of the Charleston Submarine Base Veterans Association, serving as treasurer for many years. At Headquarters Island, he served as chairman of the ARB and president of the POA board. As a member of the Charleston Yacht Club, he taught his children to sail and was very proud of their winning finishes. He was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church, serving on the Vestry as Junior Warden and cemetery chairman. He also served on the Board of Trustees at Bishop Gadsden. George maintained his professional and social connections until his demise. His life was about work and service to others and he did such without thought of praise or reward. His country, community, church, and other organizations are all better for his service. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carolyn; two sons, Eugene Frenger Lisle of Altamonte Springs, FL, and Charles Franklin Lisle (Dawn) of Summerville, SC; a daughter, Claire Lisle Smith (Scott) of Charleston, SC; a stepson, Chris Hiott (Ellen) of Edisto Island, SC; seven grandchildren, Heather Lisle, Ashley Lisle, Leighann Lisle, Timothy Smith, Benjamin Smith, Brandon Hiott, and Bryce Hiott; two brothers, Hampton Halley Lisle III (Betty) of Gambrills, MD, and Dr. Frank C. Lisle (Pam) of Albuquerque, NM; a sister, Mary Dan Stuedli (Mark) of Albuquerque, NM; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ted and Mary Lee Wyndham of Greenwood, SC; a stepfather, Col. Harold B. Woods, (USAF Ret.); an endearing cousin, Margaret Lisle Payne (Pegsie) of Highlands, NC; a special friend, Roger W. Mehle of Washington, DC; and many special nieces and nephews. The relatives and friends of Capt. and Mrs. George F. Lisle are invited to attend his Funeral Service at 11:00 AM, Monday, November 9, 2009, at St. James Episcopal Church. Interment, Churchyard Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the James A. McAlister Funeral Home, 1620 Savannah Hwy. this Sunday afternoon between 3:00 and 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 1872 Camp Rd, Charleston, SC 29412. A Condolence may be made to his Guest Book at www.charlestonfunerals.com Arrangements by JAMES A. MCALISTER, INC. 766-1365 Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths

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TMC(SS) George Dewey Wells, Jr.
Charleston, SC
Eternal Patrol on 11/2/2009
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CHARLESTON - George, 78, passed away November 2, 2009 after an 8 year battle with cancer. The relatives and friends of George D. Wells Jr. are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at the James A. McAlister Funeral Home ,1620 Savannah Highway at 3:00 P.M. Visitation will be 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the funeral home. George was born November 30, 1930 in Eau Gallie, Florida. He graduated from Martin County High School in Stuart, Florida in 1948. Following graduation, George enlisted in the US Navy on June 29, 1948. He served in the USS Submarine Service for 20 years, retiring on September 16, 1968. He served aboard the USS CLAMAGORE SSN 343, which is moored at Patriots Point, along with eight other submarines during his navy career. The last two years of his Navy career he was an instructor at the FBM trainer at the Charleston Navy Base. He was an auto mechanic after his naval career. He worked at the Ferneau Buick downtown on East Bay St. and Jones Ford in North Charleston.  He loved to watch NASCAR races and also did some racing himself at the Summerville Speedway during the late 1960's and early 1970's in the Limited Sportsmen class. He was a member of The Charleston Rifle Club, The Elks Club, Submarine Veterans and a Lifetime and Hall of Fame member of the Greater Charleston USBC Bowling Association. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Nettie "Lou" Wells. Other survivors include son, Wayne Edwin Wells, daughter, Colette Wells Corbett and a sister Jean Fisher (Ray) of Martinsburg, W.Va. Grandchildren, Christopher Wells his wife Sandi, Andrew Wells, Leigh Ann Wells, their mother Nancy Wells and Colette's daughter Nikki Corbett. Two great grandchildren are expected to arrive in November and January. Nephews, Wally Parker, John and Jim Parker, Douglas Parker and Niece, Laura Jean Parker Golden. The family would like to especially thank Dr. Robert Wall and his staff and Odyssey for their compassion and care of George. Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Rd., Suite 504, Charleston, SC 29406. A condolence may be made to his Guest Book at www.charlestonfunerals.com Arrangements by JAMES A.MCALISTER, INC.  766-1365

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TMC(SS) Robert 'Bob' Duane Finch
Goose Creek, SC
Eternal Patrol on 9/1/2009
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Goose Creek – Retired Chief Petty Officer, Robert Duane Finch, 68, of Goose Creek, the husband of Marjorie Lemon Finch, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at a local hospital. Mr. Finch was born January 13, 1941 in Hosington, Kansas to the late Merlin Elmo Finch and Clara Hejny Finch. Robert retired as a Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy. After he retired from the Navy, he went on to work as the Ordnance Mechanic at the Charleston Naval Shipyard and the Beaufort Marine Training Base. He was a member of the VFW Post # 3433, The Fleet Reserve Association Branch #269, and a member of the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc., Charleston Base (USSVICB). He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed bowling as well. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Marjorie; daughter, Cheryl Ferraro and husband Christopher of Huger; sons, Robert Duane Finch and Thomas Robert Finch both of Summerville; brother, Eugene Finch and wife Teresa of Great Bend, Kansas; and granddaughter, Heather Pauline Ferraro of Huger. Mr. Finch is preceded in death by his daughter, Heather Ann Finch and his brother, Charles Finch. Visitation is from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Friday, September 4, 2009 at MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, GOOSE CREEK CHAPEL, 869 St. James Avenue, Goose Creek, SC 29445.  A funeral service will begin at 5:00 pm which will include honors from The Charleston Base Submarine Veterans, The Fleet Reserve Branch #269, and the VFW Post #3433.  The services will be concluded with full Military Honors by the United States Navy. Condolences may be sent to the Finch family via www.mcalister-smith.com.

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FN(SS) William 'Bill' Smith, Sr.
North Augusta, SC
Eternal Patrol on 7/3/2009
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 North Augusta, S.C. - Funeral Services for Mr. William E. L. "Bill" Smith, Sr., 85, of Jackson Avenue, North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest July 3, 2009, will be conducted Monday morning at 11 o'clock from the Belvedere First Baptist Church. Rev. John Meyer and Rev. Jerry T. Matthews officiating. Interment in Pineview Memorial Park with Veterans Honors rendered by the Jesse C. Lynch Memorial American Legion Post #71. Mr. Smith was a native of Richmond, Virginia having made North Augusta his home for the past 56 years. He was a member of the Belvedere First Baptist Church where he was a former Trustee and a member of the Golden Age Club, the Sheffield Club, Aiken Toastmaster's Club, North Augusta Exchange Club, The American Rose Society of South Carolina and Georgia and the Jesse C. Lynch Memorial American Legion Post #71. Mr. Smith was a US Navy Veteran of World War II where he served as a Submariner on the USS RONCADOR (SS 301), a retired Metallurgic Engineer with the E. I. DuPont Company at Savannah River Plant with 37 years of service, a charter member of the American Society of Metals and a 1950 graduate of Virginia Polytechnical Institute. He was the husband of 51 years to the late Mrs. Millie Smith. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Helen Sutton Collins-Smith; three sons and daughters-in-law, William E.L. "Tad" and Judith Smith, Bayonne, NJ, Dr. Robert R.L. "Bob" and Lisa Smith, Baltimore, MD and Drs. John W.L. and Suzanne Smith, North Augusta; a daughter and son-in-law, Leigh Anne and Mark Collins, Sr., North Augusta; twelve grandchildren, Kayla Smith, Kenny Smith, Sarah Smith, Robin Everhart, Shelley Smith, Jay Smith, Travis Smith, Tyler Smith, Patrick Smith, Andrew Smith, Mark Collins, Jr. and Parker Collins; two great-grandchildren, Jackson Smith and Jack Everhart; four step children and 6 step grandchildren. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Golden Age Club. Active Pallbearers will be Tyler Smith, Patrick Smith, Andrew Smith, Mark Collins, Jr. and Parker Collins. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Sunday afternoon from 4 until 6. The family expresses appreciation to the care givers of National Health Care. Memorials may be made to the Belvedere First Baptist Church Forward in Faith Fund, PO Box 8168, North Augusta, SC 29861. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

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ENC(SS) William 'Bill' H. Hyatt, Jr.
Goose Creek, SC
Eternal Patrol on 5/31/2009
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Goose Creek - CPO William H. Hyatt, Jr., US Navy Ret., 72, of Goose Creek, SC, died Sunday, May 31, 2009, in a local hospital. Born April 13, 1937 in McColl, SC he was the son of William Howard Hyatt and Louise Bullard Hyatt. Following his naval career, he was employed by Gore Manufacturing and retired from the Navy Exchange in 1992. Mr. Hyatt was a Life Member of the United States Submarine Veterans Association and The National Association of Destroyer Veterans. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy E. Hyatt of 17 years, of Goose Creek, SC; children, Donna Hyatt, Lloyd Hyatt, Deb Hyatt and Sheryl Monk; step-daughter, Maryanne Harward; step-sons, Stephen Gordon, Arthur Gordon and Keith Gordon; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his graveside service Friday, June 5, 2009, at Dorchester Memory Gardens at 3:00 p.m. with military honors. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 409 King Street, Suite 300, Charleston, SC 29403. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths

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MMCS(SS) Donald 'Don' L. Nuzum
N. Charleston, SC
Eternal Patrol on 4/15/2009
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N. Charleston: Donald L. Nuzum entered into eternal rest on the morning of April 15, 2009 MCPO Donald (Don) Lester Nuzum, USN (Retired), husband of Jeannie Smith Nuzum. Residence, Charleston, South Carolina. Memorial Services aboard the USS Yorktown at a time to be announced. The family will receive friends at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL (3360 Glenn McConnell Pkwy.) Friday afternoon, April 17, 2009 from five until seven o'clock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ashley River Fire Department, 8045 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29418. Mr. Nuzum was born on January 5, 1940 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, son of the late Lester Nuzum and Margaret Zirkle Nuzum. He was a retired Master Chief Petty Officer with the US  Navy with 20 years of service to his country and worked at the Charleston Museum for 25 years. He served on Submarines and was a member of the SubVets, member of the Fleet Reserve and was a volunteer on the USS Yorktown. In addition to his wife Jean of Charleston, surviving are his mother of Shinnston, WV; two sons, Donald Nuzum of Summerville, Stan Nuzum of Mt. Pleasant; a daughter, Heather Roberts of Camden, SC; a sister, Joyce Ladanye of Shinnston, WV; and six grandchildren, Michael Nuzum, Catherine Nuzum, Rachael Nuzum, Erich Nuzum, Sophia Roberts, and Noah Roberts. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website, www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths.

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EMC(SS) Glen 'Curly' R. Houck
Ladson, SC
Eternal Patrol on 2/8/2009
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Ladson, SC: Glen "Curly" Houck, 74, of Ladson, husband of Shirley Ann Houck died Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Hospice Center of Charleston. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 1 o'clock at the VFW Post 3433. Glen was born May 16, 1934, in Port Jervis, NY, son of the late Glenwood and Dorothy Allen Houck. He attended Walton public schools in Walton, NY and graduated from Sidney Central High School. He was a life member of the VFW - All American Past Post Commander, Post 3433, life member of Sub Vets, and a life member of the Elks. He was a Fleet Reserve member and a part of the American Legion. Mr. Houck retired from the United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer. He was also advent Green Bay Packers fan. Memorials may be made to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Cancer Aid & Research, 10154 Bellwright Road, Summerville, SC 29483 or Hospice Center of Charleston, 676 Wando Park Boulevard, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Surviving including his wife Shirley are, one son, John Glen Houck (Norma Jean) of Ladson; one half-sister, Peg Howell of California; two half-brothers, Tom Houck of Albany, NY and Larry Houck of Sidney, NY. He was predeceased by his son Richard J. Houck. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jamesadyal.com. ARRANGEMENTS BY JAMES A DYAL FUNERAL HOME, 303 S. MAIN STREET, SUMMERVILLE, SC 29483, (843)873-4040. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths.

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CWO2(SS) Sylvester 'Sy' Maxon Mabie

Summerville, SC
Eternal Patrol on 1/13/2009
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Summerville SC: Sylvester Mabie Entered into eternal rest on the morning of Tuesday, January 13, 2009, Sylvester "Sy" Maxon Mabie husband of Constance Christophel Mabie. Residence, Summerville, SC. He qualified on the USS Tusk (SS-426) in 1958 and was a CWO2 when he left the Navy. The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester "Sy" Mabie are invited to attend his funeral service Saturday, January 17, 2009, in The French Huguenot Church, 44 Queen Street, at one o'clock. Interment to follow in The French Huguenot Churchyard. The family will receive friends in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road, Friday, January 16, 2009 between six and eight o'clock. Sy was born on January 3, 1927 in Melvindale, MI, the son of Raymond Mabie and Martha Kwaschnick Mabie. He was a U.S. Navy Sub veteran of WWII, a member of Secession Camp #4 Sons of Confederate Veterans where he served as chaplain and received the chaplain of the year award in 2008. He also was a member of the Confederate Heritage Trust; Friends of the Hunley, The Holland Society; a Lifetime member of Lincoln Park Masonic Lodge; VFW and The Huguenot Society. He is survived by his wife, Constance Mabie of Summerville, SC; daughter, Suzanne Graham and her husband, Bruce, of Bowman, SC; son, Sylvester Dave Mabie of Summerville, SC; five granddaughters: Andrea Hobday, Kimberly Murray, Shannon Keller, Jeanine Lantz, April Voglesang; 15 great-grandchildren; and Buddy Boy. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Star Gospel Mission, 474 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403; and/or Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.

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TM1(SS) Wallace H Fulmer
Florence, SC
Eternal Patrol on 12/28/2008
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Florence SC: Wallace Holland Fulmer, 85, died Sunday, December 28, 2008 after a brief illness. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Florence Memorial Gardens. Mr. Fulmer was born in Springfield, SC, the son of the late Tracy and Myrtle Holland Fulmer. He served in the US Navy for 3 1/2 years. Mr. Fulmer retired from the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad with 46 years of service as an Engineer. since 1957 he has been a member of Evenezer Bpatist Church. Survivors aer his wife of 65 years Eula Mae Chanbless Fulmer, Florence; three sons, George Fulmer (Grace), Hanahan; Steve Fulmer (Betty), Darlington; Kit Fulmer, Timmonsville; one sister, Mary Anna Bryan (Tom), Spokane, Washington; sister-in-law Betty Fulmer, Los Angeles, CA; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC.

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FTCM(SS) Robert 'Bob' Wayne Chinn

North Charleston, SC
Eternal Patrol on 12/9/2008
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North Charleston SC: Robert Wayne Chinn, MCPO, USN, Ret., passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at Trident Medical Center. Robert qualified on the USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) in 1964 and was a FTCM(SS) when he left the Navy and was a member of the Charleston Base Submarine Veterans. Bob was born in Denver, Colorado on August 3, 1943 to Virgie Parsons Chinn of Denver, Colorado and the late Howard Chinn. He worked at the Charleston Air Force Base Commissary. He was a former President of the Charleston Auburon Society. He was an avid Gardener to which his family and friends looked forward to. Bob was preceded in death by his father, Howard Chinn and two children, Randy Lane and Ronny Lane. Surviving are his wife, Billie Easterling Chinn, mother, brother, Carl Chinn (Connie) of Summerville; sister, Sharon Allen (Al) of Bluffton, SC; two children, Dani Medlin and her husband "D" of CA and Ricky Lane (Chellene) of Clarksville, TN, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

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EM2(SS) Barnwell 'Barney' Rhett Chaplin, Jr.
Charleston, SC
Eternal Patrol on 10/17/2008
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Charleston SC: Barnwell Barnwell Rhett Chaplin, Jr, 83, passed away at his home in Charleston, SC, on Friday, October 17, 2008. Barney was born September 27, 1925 in Charleston, SC, the son of Barnwell Rhett Chaplin and Marie Greer Chaplin. He served in the US Navy from 1943-1946 on the USS Sealion (SS-315) in the South Pacific during World War II. He qualified on the USS Sealion (SS-315) in 1944 and was a EM2(SS) when he left the Navy. He was a 1951 graduate from the University of South Carolina. He was a retired District Engineering Manager for Bellsouth (Southern Bell) from 1951 until 1985. He was a certified Professional Engineer. He was a former member of the Rotary Club in both Charleston and Columbia and served on the Chamber of Commerce in Charleston, Columbia and Orangeburg. He served on the advisory board as an Electrical Representative for Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. He was a member of the US Submarine Veterans Association as a World War II representative. He was the treasurer of the WW II Submarine Veterans, and a member of Harbor View Presbyterian Church. He also served on many other local and business clubs. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Mae Dobson Chaplin, of Charleston, SC; one son: B. Rhett Chaplin, III and his wife Laura of Charleston, SC; one daughter: Jayne C. McDaniel and her husband Jim of Columbia, SC; five grandchildren: Bess Burkhardt, Jenny Granger, Bobby, Adam and Matthew McDaniel; two great grandchildren: Maddie and Laura Granger; one brother: Robert W. Chaplin of Mt. Pleasant, SC; and one sister: Rosalie C. Mixson of North Charleston, SC. He is predeceased by one brother: Edwin G. Chaplin.

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EM1(SS) Thomas E. Walsh

Aiken, SC
Eternal Patrol on 9/16/2008
Joined USSVI: 2008
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Aiken SC: Thomas qualified on the USS Drum (SS-228) in 1943 and was a EM1(SS) when he left the Navy. He is survived by 2 daughters and a grandson. internment is at the Calvary Cemetary in Aiken SC. Mr. Thomas E. Walsh, 86, died peacefully at the residence of his daughter on Tuesday evening, Sept. 16, 2008, under the care of Hospice. Thomas was the son of the late Edward G. Walsh and the late Marie A. Reed Walsh. He was born in Aliquippa, Pa. He graduated from the Steubenville Catholic Central High School in Steubenville, Ohio. He was raised in Weirton, W.Va., and served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Margaret Mary Donnelly in 1950. He worked for the Weirton Steel Company for 30 years. He and Margaret had lived in Myrtle Beach before moving to Aiken in 1995. He was a communicant of the St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. George Lewis Smith Council 3684 and Assembly 1074, as a submarine sailor on the USS Drum (SS-228). Mr. Walsh is survived by his two daughters, Mary Michelle Westcott and Mary Diane Walsh-Pierpoint and her husband, John Pierpoint. He is also survived by a grandson, Patrick Walsh Westcott of Greenwood. Visitation will be at George Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave. S.W., Aiken, today, Sept. 18, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. and the Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Aiken. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to Faith Home Inc., P.O. Box 39, Greenwood, SC 29648 or the USS Drum Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 190756, Mobile AL 36619-0756.

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EM2(SS) Ronald Lee Ron Willis
Moncks Corner, SC
Eternal Patrol on 7/13/2008
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Moncks Corners SC: Ronald Lee Ron Willis, 60, of Moncks Corner, SC, a retired CHIEF NUCLEAR TEST ENGINEER at the Charleston Naval Shipyard and in Norfolk, VA, died Sunday at the Medical University of South Carolina. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Diabetes Association at PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312 or to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT, 06851. Arrangements by DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER. Ron was born September 18, 1947 in Norwich, Connecticut to the late Robert Lee Willis and Natalie Hoagland Willis and lived in various Eastern Connecticut towns before attending Southern Connecticut State College. He joined the United States Navy November 29, 1968, and served aboard the USS Seawolf SSN-575 and the USS George Bancroft SSBN-643. Ron took the path of Nuclear Power and graduated from Submarine School, Basic Electrical and Electronics School and Nuclear Power School while in the Navy. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. He was ranked as an EM2 (SS) Electricians Mate Second Class Submarine Qualified before he was honorably discharged from the Navy on November 5, 1974. After leaving the Navy, Ron took a civil job with the Department of Defense which ultimately brought him to the Charleston Naval Shipyard as an Engineering Technician in January 1975. He climbed the ranks over the years and held titles including Shift Nuclear Test Engineer, Assistant Chief Nuclear Test Nuclear Engineer and finally left Charleston Naval Shipyard as a Chief Nuclear Test Engineer, GS 14, in 1996. Over the 31 years he spent in Charleston, he was responsible for the acceptance testing of nuclear reactors and overhauling boats before they were sent back out to sea. Ron relocated to Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia upon Charleston's closing where he was the Superintendent of the Nuclear Special Emphasis Project until he retired on January 3, 2003. Upon his retirement, Ron returned to the Charleston, SC area. He lived in Moncks Corner with his wife, Sue. To keep himself active, he took a job with Legend Oaks Golf Club in Summerville and quickly became known as Pro Shop Ron. He loved the work, the social activity, and, most of all, the people at Legend Oaks. He was a member of the Submarine Veterans Association, the National Association of Superintendents of U.S. Naval Shore Establishments and had held numerous officer positions of the Overton Civic Association. In his free time, Ron enjoyed golfing, fishing, riding jet skis, refinishing antiques, traveling, listening and dancing to his favorite music, and telling funny stories. Surviving are his wife, Sue Grady Willis; his mother, Natalie Hoagland Willis of Westbrook, CT; a daughter, Linley Elizabeth Willis of Charlotte, NC; two step daughters, Jennifer Green of San Francisco, CA, and Kimberly Pearce of Ponca City, OK; two step sons, Zachary Miller of Summerville and Jake Slade of Charleston; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Gary Lee and Pat Willis of Chesapeake, VA, and Richard Lee and Debbie Willis of Old Lyme, CT; four step grandchildren and many special nieces and nephews. Ron will be incredibly missed by his family and friends, especially those he made in the Overton neighborhood and Legend Oaks Golf Club. He will be fondly remembered and will remain forever in the hearts of his friends and family. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.-dial-murrayfuneralhome.com. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths. Published in the Charleston Post & Courier on 7/16/2008

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MSC(SS) Myron John Law

Eternal Patrol on 2/24/2008
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Ridgeville SC: John Law qualified on the USS Patrick Henry (SSBN-599) in 1968 and was a MSC(SS) when he left the Navy. LAW, Myron CPO Myron Wilbur Law, USN (Ret.), 71, of Ridgeville, SC, husband of Toshiko Hamada Law, died suddenly Sunday, February 24, 2008 in Dorchester, SC. He was born on September 19, 1936 in Yorkshire, NY the son of Woodrow Wilson Law and Lucy Kettle Law. He was known by all his friends as John Law. He was a lover and fan of Bluegrass Music. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Toshika Hamada Law, of Ridgeville, SC; daughter, Joann R. Law-Champine of Summerville, SC; brothers, Gerald Law of Doven, NY and Ricky Law of Mt. Juliett, TN; and sister, Sally Law Quinter of Geneva, NY. The funeral service with military honors will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 11:00 AM at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., NORTHWOODS CHAPEL, 2180 Greenridge Road, North Charleston. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Frances R. Willis, SPCA, 136 Four Paws Lane, Summerville, SC 29483. A memorial message may be written to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths. Published in the Charleston Post & Courier on 2/26/2008.

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RMC(SS) Duane J. Anderson
Eternal Patrol on 6/30/2007
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Charleston SC: Duane qualified on the USS Segundo (SS-398) in 1961 and was a RMCS(SS) when he left the Navy.

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EMC(SS) James Jerrold Madison
Eternal Patrol on 12/18/2005
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Born Jul 25, 1951, Eternal Patrol Dec 17, 2005, Age 54

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ETCM(SS) Raymon Binion
Eternal Patrol on 8/30/2005
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North Charleston, SC: Qualified in USS Cuttlefish (SS-171) in 1944 and was ETCM(SS) when he retired from the Navy in 1971. Buried at CAROLINA MEMORIAL GARDENS, 7113 RIVERS AVE, CHARLESTON, SC 29406

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Edgar 'Mac' McCollum
Eternal Patrol on 6/27/2005
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EN1(SS) Carmon Hatch Webb
Eternal Patrol on 5/5/2005
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Goose Creek SC: Carmon Hatch Webb, USN Retired

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STSC(SS/DV) Roger Lanegan
Eternal Patrol on 1/15/2005
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Warrenville IL: Roger Lanegan, born May 10, 1949 and died Jan 15, 2005. He qualified on USS Narwhal, SSN.

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TM1(SS) Robert L. Kotzke
Eternal Patrol  on 1/4/2005
Sailor Rest Your Oar

Summerville SC: Robert L. Kotzke, 67, of Summerville died after an extended illness.

USSVI National
USSVI Charleston Base

Holland Club

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E7(SS) Charles Alfred Amole
Eternal Patrol on 12/3/2004
Sailor Rest Your Oar

Charles Amole, born Jan 24, 1930. He was a submariner.

USSVI National
USSVI Charleston Base


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EMC(SS) Donald C. Kopp
Eternal Patrol on 4/5/2004
Sailor Rest Your Oar

Charleston SC: Donald Kopp, born Dec 17, 1933. He was a retired MMC and a member of the Charleston base.

USSVI National
USSVI Charleston Base


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RADM(SS) James B Osborn
Eternal Patrol on 3/30/2004
Sailor Rest Your Oar

Summerville SC: Rear Admiral James B Osborn was laid to rest at the Beaufort Veterans Cemetery in South Carolina. He was a member of the Charleston Base, a USSVI Life Member, and a member of the Holland Club.

USSVI National
USSVI Charleston Base

Holland Club

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Samuel Gerard
Eternal Patrol on 1/5/2004
Sailor Rest Your Oar

Born Aug 28, 1943 and died Jan 05, 2004

USSVI National
USSVI Charleston Base


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EMP2(SS) Lawrence Vincent
 Eternal Patrol on 9/16/2003
Sailor Rest Your Oar

Inman, SC. Qualified on the USS Tambor (SS-198) in 1945 and was a EMP2(SS) when he left the Navy.

USSVI National
USSVI Charleston Base

Holland Club

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LTJG(SS) Hugh Oliver Gill
Eternal Patrol on 8/3/2003
Sailor Rest Your Oar

Charlotte NC:  Hugh O Gill, born Sep 06, 1915, died Aug 03, 2003.  He qualified on the USS S-21 (SS-126) as an enlisted man in 1937 and was a LTJG when he left the Navy in 1965. Buried at Houston Cemetery, Starkville Rd, Houston, MS 38851.

USSVI National
USSVI Charleston Base

Dual member of SVWWII

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MCPO(SS) Varnell Poss
Eternal Patrol on 9/12/2002
Sailor Rest Your Oar

North Charleston SC: Shipmate Varnell Poss of 4403 Ventura Dr., North Charleston, SC 29405-7231 went on eternal patrol 12 September 2002. He was a member of Charleston Base, USSVI. Varnell qualified in USS SEA DEVIL SS-400 and served in USS PICUDA SS-382, BARRACUDA SST-3, and USS VON STUEBEN SSBN-632.

USSVI National
USSVI Charleston Base

Dual member of SVWWII

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EM1(SS) Blase Ferdinand Wagenbrenner
Eternal Patrol on 7/14/1999
Sailor Rest Your Oar

Charleston, SC: It is with sadness we note that Blase F. Wagenbrenner passed from this life July 14, 1999. He lived in Mt Pleasant, SC and was a member of the Charleston Base. He will be missed by his family and shipmates. Blase qualified on the CREVALLE SS-291 and served aboard the FLYING FISH SS-229, BILLFISH SS-286, BANG SS385, GREENFISH SS-351, POMPON SSR-267 and DARTER SS-576.

USSVI National
USSVI Charleston Base


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