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November 7, 2016

Dear Shipmates,

 

Lots of information to post so expect a newsletter next week with pictures from Jorgen Lorenzen, our member from Denmark.

 

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SHIPMATE PASSES AWAY
 
Jim Cernick, AOM Historian, passed away unexpectedly. We spoke last year about his project to convert Mk 6's to BBQ grills. Jim moved from Texas to a beautiful area next to Crater Lake National Park. He will be greatly missed.

 
 
James "Jim" Donald Cernick 
December 31, 1963 - September 29, 2016
 
James "Jim"Donald Cernick passed away at his home in Prospect, Ore. after having a heart attack.

Jim retired as an MN1 Chief Petty Officer First Class after serving 22 years with the United States Navy. He was a submarine-launched mobile mine technician, as well as a mine hunting sonar set maintenance technician. Jim was a small arms and marksmanship instructor and received other achievements and awards. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, cooking, reading history and leather crafting.
 
Jim leaves behind his parents, Carl and Valrae Siebiecht, his wife, Fiona MaCleod; their son, Lewis Cernick; four brothers and two sisters, John Cernick, Dean Cernick, Stewart Cernick, Steven Cernick, Carla Brancato, and Camille Siebiecht. and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by Luke Cernick.
 
Jim and his smile will be sorely missed. Services were held October 9, 2016 at the Eagle Point National Cemetery, Eagle Point, Ore.
 
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Respectfully submitted,

 
Derick S. Hartshorn

 
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