ASSOCIATION of

MINEMEN

 

TAPS LIST

The Association of Minemen wishes to express its sympathy to the families of those departed loved ones who "now reside with our Most Supreme Commander in the big Mine Shop." (Quote from John Loonam,  CWO4 (USN Ret.), Former Editor of the AOM Dashpot)

The following list of deceased Minemen, and members of the Association of Minemen, their families, and friends was originally compiled by Earl Roberts CDR (USN Ret.) from back issues of the  Dashpot and from other source's.

 We invite additions or corrections Please email me with details  Derick S. Hartshorn

 

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ALBA,  Lewis (N) MN   AUG. 1969    (VA records)
AIRHART , Ronald (Pinky) MNCS Dec. 28, 2000 Chester, Va. from heart and lung complications.

ALMONRODE Ronald H. CDR; past NMEF OIC; June 18, 2004, Yorktown, VA
ALVIS, James H. (JIM)  MNCS RET. passed away  Sept. 1, 2001 OAK HARBOR, WA cancer age 82
ALVIS, Betty JIM  wife passed away Sept.10, 2001 OAK HARBOR, WA age 78
AMMERMAN, John Henery, MN3, 74, April 7, 2008. Brick, NJ  [Obituary] - George Preston
ANDERSON, Andy "Bigfoot" MNC Passed away Sept 4, 2003; Newport Beach, CA.

ANDERSON, Roland F. MNCM  RET.  Oct 17, 1970  (ALL HANDS)
ARMOND,  M. J. MN1, 3 May 1945 (KIA USS AARON WARD DM-34)
ARMSTRONG, Thomas CDR RET. JAN. 2000 RALEIGH, NC
ARNETT, Linda Haru, 75; (Wife of MN1 George Arnett); October 7, 2011; Goose Creek, SC
[Obituary] - Dick Schommer
ARRINGTON, Sue 3/10/00 After a long battle with cancer. Sue was a Civil
service worker in NMEF Logistics. She was still employed  at Panama  City.

ARTHUR, Billy Joe, MN2(SW), 30 June 2008, After a year long battle with Leukemia, Christus Spohn Shoreline, Corpus Christi, Texas - Ronald Swart
Ashford, Raymond Lee , MN3, 80, Dec. 24, 2008, Bronson, Kan. - Bill Roberts

ASHING Darrell W. MNC, Richmond, VA early 1980's

AsKEW, William, MN3, About 2000, Petersburg, VA  Served on the USS Kearsarge CV-33, 1955 - George Preston
ATKINS Edward Douglas (Doug), 52, (Son of MNCM Eddie Atkins); July 3, 2013; Williamsburg, VA [Obituary] -
Derick Hartshorn
AUSTIN Robert, MNC; June 10, 2004; Goose Creek, SC

 

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BAILEY, Delos MNCS, CA. 1959 -1960 NAS Quanset Pt. RI
BAKER, Harold Thomas, MN1,
March 1980 Dashpot
BALDT, (Schafer) Carol Mae , 38, March 27, 1994, Williamsburg, VA [Obituary] - AOM Log Book
BARFIELD, Auburn, MNC, 83, October 25, 2011; Ellaville, GA [Obituary] - Derick Hartshorn
BARKER, Leroy, MN1, 91, September 22, 2011; Hawthorn, NV
[Obituary]  - Don Decrona

BARRETT, Alice; (Wife of Fred Barrett, MN2), Nov 28, 2004; from Fred Dane

BARTELL, CWO, May 1983, McDonnell Army Hospital, Ft. Eustis, VA - January 1984 Dashpot
BARTRAM, Fred D. MNC, June 30, 2013, Fort Gay, WV
[Obituary] - Derick Hartshorn
BARTRAM, Monica M. (Wife of Fred D. Bartram), June 29, 2013, Fort Gay, WV
[Obituary] - Derick Hartshorn
BARTRAM, William T. Lt, January 20 1989, Subic Bay, PI (son of MNC  Fred Bartram) -
Spring 1989 Dashpot 
BEARD, Will A. MN1, (reported Naval Affairs March 1994 -
Fall 1994 Dashpot

BEASLEY, Tom A. MNCM, Died October 30, 2002, Spring 2003 Dashpot
BEAVERS, Edward C. MN1, September 23, 2009, Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC -
Dick Schommer

BECK, William Henry, MNC, 82, March 29, 2013; Toano, VA [Obituary]Derick Hartshorn
BECKER, Reynolds Gates, 91; (NMEF Engineer) September 24, 2011; Richmond, VA [
Obituary] - (from Don Decrona)

BECKER, Marian B.; (Wife of Reynolds Becker; [NMEF Facility Program Manager for about 20 yrs]) Passed away March 19, 2005; Yorktown, VA - (from Don Decrona)

BEMIS, Lloyd  Born 02-16-24 age 78 MN1 Ret. passed away May 9, 2002 in Beaver Dam , Wi. from Curtis Christian
BENINTENDE, Bob LCDR RET. Passed away at 0645 Mar. 6, 2000 Lompoc, CA
BENNETT, Harold; MN3, About 2008, Pana, Illinois. Served on the USS Kearsarge CV-33 -
George Preston
BERGEY, Setsuko; (Wife of MNCM Fred Bergey) March 17, 2005; Williamsburg, VA
(from John Loonam)

BERKSHIRE, Tony "Red" MN, December 16, 1989, Mullen, ID - Winter 1989/90 Dashpot

BERKSHIRE, Tony "Red" MN, December 16, 1989, Mullen, ID - Winter 1989/90 Dashpot
BESS, James O. CDR, XO NAD Hawthorne & CO NAVMAG Subic,
June 2004, MOAA Magazine

BILLINGS, R. A. "DICK" LCDR, June 1982 - November 1982 Dashpot 
BISHOP, Bobby L. MNC,
February 1982 Dashpot
BLAKE Dowell G. MN3  JULY 1993
(VA RECORDS)
BLANKENSHIP, Roby MNC, August 15, 1989, Virginia Beach, VA -
Winter  1989/90 Dashpot
BLYTH, Ian August 26, 1990, Summerville, SC (son of Jim "Speedy" and 
Margaret Blyth) -
February 1991 Dashpot
BOAZ   MN2 , Winter 1954 IN TRINIDAD, BWI 
BOGART, Frank CAPT, (was Chief of Staff of COMINLANT) -
Fall 1995 Dashpot
BOK, Theodore, MNC, (listed in Naval Affairs) -
Summer 1996 Dashpot
BON, Michael, MNCS, retired; January 28, 2013; Bellingham, WA -
[Obituary] John Doney CDR USN
BOONE, George, May 29, 1990 -
Summer 1990 Dashpot 
BOORDA, Jeremy "Mike" ADM, May 16, 1996 -
Summer 1996 Dashpot
BOOTH, MNC - February 1981 Dashpot
BOOTH, Mark L. CDR, January 28, 1988, Waynesburg, PA (associate member, 
WW II veteran, served on minesweepers) -
Spring 1989 Dashpot 
BOORDA, Isabelle Long time companion to Lyal Stryker Sept.1999 Charleston, SC.
BOREEN, Stephen, November 1984, OR, Youngest son of Al and Dot Boreen -
January 1985 Dashpot 
BORNHOLTZ, Dennis E. MN1, (reported Naval Affairs May 1989) - Spring 1989 Dashpot

BOX, James (Be-Bop) MN; Passed away March 27, 1993; Leland, MS - (from Don Jones)
BRANAN Donald J, MNC;  78, October 11, 2008; Austell, GA -
(From Don Decrona) 

BRANAN Kay Wife OF Donald J (Jack) Branan passed away on Nov. 25, 1998 Austell, GA 
BRANDON, William J. MNC, unknown date, from Naval Affairs - February 1991 Dashpot 
BRANNON, James H. "Jim", December 3, 1992, Wooster, AZ -
Winter 1993 Dashpot 
BRANNON, Shirley; Wife of Jim Brannon; passed away on May 27, 2003

BRANTLEY (Whammy) A. J. , MN3; Early 2008 -  Phil Beckwith

BRIGHT, Harry MNCS, 30 May 1987, Elizabeth City, NC - Spring 1988 Dashpot 
BROOKS, Kelly Ray MNSN, April 1984, Vidalia, LA -
January 1985 Dashpot 
BROOKS, Robert CDR, 12 October 1995, (was Ordnance Officer of MAVMAG Subic) -
Winter 1995 Dashpot
BROOKS, Willie MNCM, April, 1989, Long Beach, CA -
Spring 1989 Dashpot 
BROSNAHAN, Frederick R., October 27, 1996, Emlenton, PA -
Winter 1996 Dashpot 
BROTON, Chester Francis. LCDR (MNSN); 85; December 2, 2012; Hollywood, SC - [Obituary] -
Toby Horn 
BROWN, Harris MNC, (from Naval Affairs July 1994) -
Fall 1994 Dashpot 
BROWN, John R. MNCM, (listed in Naval Affairs November 1994) -
Winter 1994 Dashpot
BROWN, Roland MNC, September 4, 1995, Yorktown, VA -
Fall 1995 Dashpot 
BRYAN, Marvin L. MNCM, Sept. 1, 1986, Charleston, SC -
March 1987 Dashpot 
BURKE, Richard H. MN2, July 11, 1986, San Diego, CA -
Spring 1988 Dashpot
BURTON, Roy E. CDR, October 1990, Charleston, SC (past CO Naval Mine Warfare School, 
Charleston, SC) -
February 1991 Dashpot 

BUTT, Jim CDR USN Retired died December 21, 2003 in Aydlett, NC.  Jim was Ordnance Officer in Fasron 201, Malta where he was the Department Head for the Minemen.

 

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CAFFREY, Edward D.  MN1   Date Unknown   (VA records)
CALLAHAN Richard, MN1; age 76; August 7, 2006; Portland, Oregon -
Corinne Callahan (wife)

CARLSEN, Irma, (Wife of MNCS Bill "Swede" Carlsen) January 22, 2013, Bronx, NY [Obituary] - Derick Hartshorne
CARLSON, Ed, November 30 1991, WV -
Spring 1992 Dashpot 
CARLYLE, Richard Alan Ex-MN2 passed away Aug. 22, 2000 at Columbia Heights, Minnesota
CARNESI, Martin Peter MNC, 17 December 1983, New Orleans, LA -
Spring? 1984 Dashpot

CARRUTHERS, Wanda wife of A. E. (Gunner) Carruthers USN (Ret) Spring 2003 Dashpot
CARTER, William C. MN1, June 1985 -
July 1985 Dashpot

CARVELL, Leonard, MNC, USN (Ret); August 19, 2010 Goose Creek, SC - Dick Schommer

CASSIDY, Tom MN2, USNR December 4 1991, NY state car accident- Spring 1992 Dashpot
CAULDER, Johnny L. MNCS, April 16, 2003, of Burlinggame, CA...
by Dick Schommer

CAULDER, Mrs. Johnny L. July 20, 1988, Durham, NC (wife of MNCS John Caulder) - Spring 1989 Daspot
CAULDER, Johnny L. Jr. AE1, Aug 15, 1991, at sea, helicopter crash in the Pacific, (son of MNCS John Caulder)-
Spring 1992 Dashpot
CAVARICCI SR., Frank,
MNCS, 79; October 17, 2005; Las Vegas, NV; Frank was a veteran of World War II, the Korean  and Vietnam War - Bill Fortner

CHAPIN, Ronald Clayton, CWO4; 76; May 21, 2010; Ladson, SC...by Dick Schommer  

CHARNECKI, Terry Michael MNC; 65; November 18, 2012; Hampton, VA [Obituary] - Derik Hartshorn

CHERRY William (Bill) LT RET. 67 JANUARY 23, 1998 Hermiston, OR...by Joe Hernandez  
CHILCOTT Max, MN1, 84; October  23, 2008; Hawthorne, NV...
From Don Decrona  

CHIPMAN, Keiko; (wife of Gerald Chipman MNCS Retired); 26 May 2009; Chula Vista, CA - From Gerald Chipman 

CHRISTENSON, Cyrus (Chris) CAPT. USN RET. Memorial Services held in Charleston, SC 
Dec. 6, 1997 Laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery his death ends an era. 
Reported in the Charleston Post Courier.
CISCO, Harold W (Hank) MNC  April 24, 2001, time 10:40am. He was at the V. A. center in Biloxi Ms.
from Jacqueline Cisco
CITEK, Harry P. MN3  DEC. 28, 1994
(VA records) 
CLARK, Douglas Allen; 71; FEB 15, 2008; Panama City FLA. He was a Civil Servant with the Navy for 38 yrs at the Yorktown Mine Warfare Center in Virginia and the Naval Coastal System Center Laboratory in Panama City Beach, FLA. -
Ron Swart

CLEVER, Edwin C. (WW II Mineman) Feb 19, 1986, Yorktown, VA - March 1987 Dashpot
CLINE, Fred MNC
March issue 1998 All Hands & Fleet Reserve Magazine.
COBIS, Ann B. (wife of Ray Cobis) June 27, 2009, Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Reno, Nevada - Don Decrona 

COFFMAN, Anita Jean, 81; (Wife of MN1 James Coffman) June 14, 2012; Mount Dora, Florida - John Loonam [Obituary]
COLLIER, DAN MN3, 1982/3, Hawthorne, NV  

COKER, Nora, (wife of Harry Coker) March 26, 1997, Tankowa, OK  -
Summer 1997 Dashpot 
COKER Harry L. MNCM RET passed away April 23, 2001  from brain tumors Tankowa, Ok -
Freddie Reid MNCM ret.
CONDON,  William F. MN1 Ret. July 23,
1992 EOD Mag.
COMECHEE, Jim MN2 -
February 1981 Dashpot
COOKE, Everette E. MN1 -
Sept 2007 FRA Magazine - John Loonam

COOK, William R. MN3  NOV. 02, 1980 (VA records) 
COOPER, JOE MNSN  JULY 04,  1982
(VA records)
COSETTE  MN3  passed away between 1955 -1960
COPE, Thomas C. MNC, (reported Naval Affairs June 1989) -
Spring 1989 Dashpot 
COTTRELL, Paul L. September 26, 1985 (father of MNCS Jim Cottrell) -
December 1985 Dashpot
COURTNEY, Deloyd MN2 , VA
COWELL, Charles S. Jr., February -
1982 Dashpot
COX, Jack P. MNC ; November 2005; Charleston, SC -
Wes Keith

CRAIG, Robert T. MNCS; Listed September issue of FRA; Harrisburg, PA - John Loonam

CRAMBLET, Larry MN3, October 31, 1997; Killed in a professional racing accident at Daytona International Speedway. (Had name changed to "Chad Matteson")  http://www.tire-slick.com/MEMORIAL.HTM 

CRANMER Donald C. MN3 In 1976  (Letter from his sister)

CREDLE, Clifton Mann Sr., 82, passed away on Monday, May 12, 2003. Published in the Daily Press

CUMMINGS, Clair Vincent (Mike) MN1; August 5, 2006; Charleston, SC - Richard Schommer

CUMMINGS, James MN3 passed away on May 7, 2003 on the Big Island, Hawaii (Brother of Mike Cummings MN1)
CURTIS, Donald P. MNC, December 1984, Bricktown, NJ -
January 1985 Dashpot

CUSHMAN, John Robert. MN2, 46, June 2, 1958, South Portland, ME [Obituary] - George Preston
CUSTIS, George MNC - February 2004 issue of the FRA Naval Affairs

 

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DANE, Fredrick C, MN1; 80, May 15, 2012; San Jose, CA; [Fred designed the AOM WEB Site and was the WEB Master until 2002] [Obituary] - Don Decrona
DANE, Mary, Wife of MN1 Fred Dane; 23 October, 2007; San Jose, CA -
Hal Elston

DAUGHTREY, Charles H. MNC, 28 August 1988, Adel, GA - Spring 1989 Dashpot

DAUGHTREY, Grace; Wife of MNC Charles DAUGHTREY; 23 February 2005, Adel, GA - Richard Schommer
DAVIS, Jeffery MNSN -
February 1981 Dashpot
DAVIS, ROBERT C.H.   MN1   Jan. 1979 
(VA records)March 1980 Dashpot
DAWSON, Victor D. "Vic"  MN1; 61; January , 2012; Waterford, CA - 
[Obituary] Dick Martin
DE ARMOND, Chuck CDR, NOV. 1997 -
F97, DP
DeFOREST, Don CDR RET. 1965 Port Townsend, WA
DELOZIER, Louis Philip MN1, December 1984, PA -
January 1985 Dashpot
DENNISON, Walter J (Spider) MNC Ret. 11-12-2000.
From the EOD Disposaleer
DICKISON, John M. MNC, July 19, 1994 Poulsbo, WA -
Fall 1994 Dashpot 
DIGGS, Weldon O, 82, February 21 2003, Williamsburg, VA

DIGIOMICCO, MN1 - February 1981 Dashpot 
DILLON, James CDR, May 5, 1990 -
Summer 1990 Dashpot
DOTY, Robert E., MNCM,
February 1982 Dashpot
DRAPER, Frank LCDR, August 27 1993, Halifax, NC -
Fall 1994 Dashpot
DUNN, John, Civilian Engineer at Naval Mine Engineering Facility, July 29, 2006 -
John Loonam

DWYER, John "Pappy" MNC, June 1989, San Jose, CA - Spring 1989 Dashpot

 

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EAST, Holt "Pappy" MN1, August 26, 1996, Newport News, VA - 1997 Spring Dashpot
ECK, Edna  wife of MNCS Ret. Frank Eck passed away on 14 January 1999, at Brainerd Minnesota.
ECKERT, Joe September 1995, Louisville, KY (friend of Fred and Millie Reed-
Fall 1995 Dashpot

EDWARDS, Charles "Chuck" MNC (SW) November 4, 2006, Manning, SC - LTgj Stephanie Moss Cowart

EGELHOFF, Ernest; MN1; 74; August 20, 2007, Pensacola, FL [Obituary] - Richard Martin
EIGELL. Robert W. (Ike) CDR (Retired) Passed away on March 24, 2003

ELMORE, James S. MN1; 87; April 24, 2009; Statesville, NC - John Loonam

ELSTON, Harold E. LCDR (Ret) November 19, 2008; Guthrie, OK - Bob Hart

ENGBERG, Leroy "Lee" R. MN1; March 24, 2012; Hayward, CA [Obituary] [Biography] - Derick Hartshorn
ENGLISH, Zigi Wife of Sam English CWO4 Ret. passed away on Dec.5, 1999
ERENETA, Julio "Jay";
CWO-3; (Naval Flight Officer, Radio Electronics, Aviation), USN (Ret.);  Jan. 2,1902 - April 2005; 103 years old In San Diego, Ca.

 Julio was life member of the Naval Mine Warfare Association  and an Honorary Member of the AOM. He was featured in Shift Colors  July - Sept. 2002 and the 2003 Fall Dashpot. -  Jim Minor (NMA)

EVRARD, William E. "Bear" CDR, June 11, 1985 - December 1985 Dashpot

 

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FALLETT, R.R. MN2, 3 MAY 1945 (KIA, USS AARON WARD DM-34)
FAIR, Rodney M. MNC, Gettysburg, PA -
Summer 1997 Dashpot 
FAIRBANKS, Herbert B. MNC, Sept. 13, 1986, Camp Lejeune, NC -
March 1987 Dashpot 
FAZENBAKER, PAMELA ANN; 37; Daughter of MNCS, David Fazenbaker; Jan. 09, 2011, Summerville, SC -
Tom L. Smith 

FELDMAN, Edwin L. MNSN, listed in March 1991 Naval Affairs - Spring 1991 Dashpot
FISHER, Forrest C., MNC, 26 October 1982 (first President of the Association of Minemen
 -
November 1982 Dashpot
FISHER, Mary [Widow of Forrest (Foxy) Fisher]; August 30, 2005; Yorktown, Va -
John Loonam

FISHER, Grover Sr. MN1   Mar. 30, 1925 -Unknown  (Disposaleer EOD MAG.)
FISTER, Kenneth J., August 6, 1991, Williamsburg, VA (head of TE Department, NMWEA)  -
Spring 1992 Dashpot 
FOLLETT, R. R. MN2; May 3, 1945; (KIA USS AARON WARD DM-34) -
Minemen History Book

FONTANEZ, Angela (HERNANDEZ), August 1984 Granddaughter of Joe and Rose Hernandez  - January 1985 Dashpot 
FORBES L. R. (Bob) MNCM Sept 7, 2007, Goose Creek, SC -
Joe Beetar

FORTNER, William Swain (Bill), LCDR, 69. January 5, 2013, Sand Rock, Alabama [Obituary] [Memorial Page]- Gary Cleland
FOWLER, Buck MNCS -
February 1981 Dashpot
FREEMAN, Jacque L.  MNC   OCT. 22, 1971 
(VA records)

FREITAS, Joseph D. MNC  April 2004 -  All hands Magazine   

FREY, John Louis MNC; 77;August 15, 2010; Tampa, FL -  Derick Hartshorn 

 

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GAGNIER, David Patrick MN2, 43; 19 August 1993; Peru, NY - [Obituary] Chris Meyer
GALLAGHER Joel J. Mineman, 65; November 21, 1999; Newman, GA -
[Obituary] Don Jones
GALLATIN, Ralph A. MNC,
(listed in Naval Affairs October 1996)  - Winter 1996 Dashpot
GARDNER Dale "Fuzzy" MNC USN RET. Nov. 1998 In Walland, TN
GARDNER WIFE of DALE GARDNER

GARRETT, Billy Frank MN2  - June 2004 Naval Affairs
GARRISH, Bill MN3 passed away April 23, 2000 at Amery, WI 
GATES, Llyod MN3 7-25-88
from USS Fraser DM-24 taps list

GATES, William (Billy), MNCS; April 1, 2013; Port Ludlow, WA - Sheila Clubb
GATEWOOD, Criselda (USAF), Daughter of retired MN1 Donald & Mrs. Evelyn Gatewood.  Passed away while on active duty on 11 Jan 1997

GEROW, Ken, September 1995, Boca Raton, FL -
Fall 1995 Dashpot
GILES, October 1995, United Kingdom (creator of the Giles cartoon -
Winter 1995 Dashpot 
GILLESPIE, Ernest "Dizzie" MN1, October 1995, Columbia, SC -
Winter 1995 Dashpot
GLAZE, Doyle R. "Rick", MNC, Passed Away May 16, 2006, Baton Rouge, Louisiana -
Nicole  Glaze

GLOWA, Joe MNCM, December 19, 1989, Long Beach, CA - Winter 1989/90 Dashpot 
GODEAUX, Louis G., III; MNC, 51, November 20, 2012, Panama City Beach, FL -
[Obituary] Derick Hartshorn
GOLDEN, Edward E.(Sam) CDR, 15 January 1996, Fairfax, VA -
Spring 1996 Dashpot
GOODE, Noel A. "Gabby Goode" MNC, November 14, 1990, Martinez, CA -
February 1991 Dashpot
GOOKIN, Victor MNC, (listed in Naval Affairs August 1995) -
Fall 1995 Dashpot 
GOMEZ, Fidel, Hawthorne, NV (Joe Hernandez's brother in law -
Winter 1995 Dashpot

GONYO, Don MN1, 68 Richmond, VA Passed away in 1998.  Active Duty from 1950 through 1955
GOTTKE, Harry F. MNC,"Thumbs" (reported Naval Affairs June 1989) - Spring 1989 Dashpot 
GRAMP, Gordon, CWO4, June 2013, Longwood, FL -
Ron Gentry
GRANTHAM, E. B. Jr. RADM, Jan 1985, Charleston , SC (COMINLANT 1962-1964)
 -
January 1985 Dashpot 
GRAY, Roscoe MN2, June 1986, Colfax, NC - J
une 1986 Dashpot
GRAYVILL, Valerie "HARDER", January 16, 1997, Summerville, SC (daughter of Ken 
and Sadie Harder)-
Spring 1997 Dashpot

GRIFFIN, Roy E; 74 July 16, 2010, Nelsonville, Ohio - Brandy Griffin-Whaley

GUYTON, John Robert  83; Reno, Nevada; September 10, 2004 - Don Decroner

 

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HAJNAL, Harold (Bing) R. MNCS; January 29, 2008; Goose Creek, SC  reported by Dick Schommer
HALE, Frank MNC passed away December 23, 2002  reported by Mike Cummings

HAMM MN3 passed away 1973  
HAMM, Harlan T. MNC, 30 April 1983, Lower Swynedd, PA -
January 1984 Dashpot
HARDER, Kenneth E. CWO4; 78; November  3, 2011; Charleston SC
[Obituary] - Linda Braecklein
HARGETT, Darvey  MN1 Ret. 30 Jan. 2001 Upper James City County, VA

HARGROVE, David Wayne MNC (SW)(Retired); 47; November 25, 2009; Southport, FL.  reported by Ron Swart
HARRIMAN,  Douglas "Doug" Scott MN1; 46; September 9, 2010; Strasburg, VA - reported by  Hawk Lindley

HARRIS,  George  MN3; 72; Feb 12, 2005; Santa Margarita, CA; reported by  Jim Minor

HART, Brett E. 39 (Son of Robert (Bob) Hart  MNC); February 15, 2010; Newport, PA -  Derick Hartshorn

HART, Earl E. (Brother of Robert (Bob) Hart  MNC); Jan 23, 2008; West Fairview, PA -  reported by  Robert Hart

HARTSHORN, Rosita Vitug ( Wife of Charles Lesley Hartshorn); April 5, 2009; Sierra Vista, AZ - Derick Hartshorn

HARTSHORN, Charles Lesley MN1; May 4, 2009; Sierra Vista, AZ; Derick Hartshorn

HARWELL, Michael Brant MN2; USN Oct 21, 1954 - June 27, 1977 - Buried at Center Methodist Church Cemetery, Catawba, NC -  Derick Hartshorn
HASSELBERGER Fritz Civ. 70 NMEF Publications June 24, 2003 Williamsburg, VA 

HAYMAN, Frank - February 1981 Dashpot 
HAYNES, Bill, December 5, 1988, Sacramento, CA (WW II mineman) -
Spring 1989 Dashpot
-
Fall 1994 Dashpot 
HENLY, Jack H. MNC JUNE 28, 1962
(VA RECORDS)
HENRY, Paul Jan. 22, 2001 Age 68 (He spent a lot of time in EOD)
HERMSEN, John W., MNCM; 77; November 24, 2007; Walterboro, SC-
Aug 2008 FRA Today

HERNSTROM, Audrey, October 10, 1992, Norwich, England (wife of Robert (Bob) Hernstrom
-
Winter 1993 Dashpot
HERWER, John MNC Ret.  April 22, 1991  Sun City, CA
from Tom Herwer  
HESTON, Robert H. LCDR, March 1992, Richmond, SC (supply officer) -
Summer 1992 Dashpot 
HIEDBRINK Richard MN2; June 4, 2004; Huston, Texas -
Reported by Mitchell Russ (REB) MN2

HIHN Don, CAPT, USN (Ret) On Sept 16th, 2002 age 77.  He was formerly the CO of NWS Charleston, then head of ORD-543 (Mine Warfare Office) in Washington but was most notorious as the head of the Dirty Dozen inspection team that went to the Pacific to inspect/prep mine sites, leading to the mining of  Haiphong Harbor, which brought the US/VC/VCN peace talks to a conclusion, ending the Vietnam "conflict".
HILDEN, James MNSN  JAN. 19, 1984
(VA records)
HILDRETH , Ernest S. MNCM RET; January 10, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He was from Morven, NC
[Obituary] - from
Curtis Christian
HILDRETH , Myrtle Lee wife of Ernest Hildreth MNCM RET passed away May 17, 2000 in Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. She was from Morven, NC.
HIRGSTETTER, Fred; DEC 26, 2004; Cheektowaga, New York;
from Roger Freeman

HITT, Linus  Date Unknown.

HOGGE, George Dewey, 76, Management Specialist, Naval Mine Engineering Activity, April 10, 2009; Gloucester, VA from John Loonam
HOLDEN, Glenn  MNC RET. ,  passed away on May 31, 2002; St Petersburg, FL
 from CDR Ron Swart.
HOLMES Alan B. MNC; October Naval Times -
from John Loonam

HONNICKER, William (SUDS) MN1 April or May 1966 FOREIGNERS CEMETERY AT YOKOHAMA, JAPAN  
HORTON, Ann, (Wife of MNCM Paul Horton ) 15 June, 2009; Reno, Nevada -
Derick Hartshorn 

HORTON, Paul, MNCM, 67, September 22, 2012; Reno, Nevada [Obituary] - Derick Hartshorn
HOSTETTER, James A. MN1, Charleston, SC -
Summer 1992 Dashpot 
HOUGHTON, George MNC, 24 DEC. 1960 Port Townsend, WA  
HOUSTON, David Michael (Sammy), MN1, 57; November 5, 2010; Clarksville, KY
[Obituary] - Jim Collins

HOWARD, Scott, January 13, 1994, Fort Worth, TX
HOWARD, Scott, January 13, 1994, Fort Worth, TX (son of Steve and Bonnie Howard)
HOYLO, Burton A. (Birddog) CWO; 72; August 11, 1994 Olympia, WA -
Don Jones 

HULLINGER, Bill (AOM Member); Oct 2004 - Spring 2005 Dashpot

HULSEY Paul MN1 Ret. Aug. 1993 EOD MAG.
HUMPHREY, Samuel A.; April 7, 2008; (Considered the father of the CAPTOR system) -
Summer 2008 Dashpot 

HUNT, Charlie MNC, August 4, 1996, Charleston, SC - Fall 1996 Dashpot 
HUNT, Gracie (Wife of the late Charles Hunt MNC), December 28, 2009 Hanahan, SC -
Derick Hartshorn 

HUNT, Lee, M, October 8, 2009, Mt Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA; Lee served in minesweepers in the

Pacific during World War II and again in Korea.  Lee served as vice president for academic affairs at the

Mine Warfare Association, dedicated to raising awareness of mines and mine countermeasures. - Ron Swart 

HUGHES, John J. MN3, 72; December 14, 2009; Phoenix, AZ - Derick Hartshorn 

HYDE, James M. March 1985, Rhode Island (associate member, member of the Yankee Mining
Squadron that planted the North Sea Mine Barrage in WW I) -
July 1985 Dashpot
HYND, John "Scottie", March 9 1996, Hawthorne, NV -
Spring 1996 Dashpot 

 

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IRELAND, Jerry, March 21, 1983, Cheyenne, WY - 1983 Dashpot

IVY, Linwood W. MNCS age  60; November 23, 2007; Charleston, SC - Al Fross


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JACO, Elmer J. MNC, January 1984 Dashpot 
JAMES, Joseph Hurschal, II MN3 September 1982 -
November 1982 Newletter 
JANKE, Roger LCDR, December 1992, Lady Lake, FL -
Fall 1994 Dashpot
JEFFORDS, CDR -  (first NMEF/O-IN-C);
February 1981 Dashpot

JEWETT, Fredrick f. II, CAPT, USN, (Ret) Died at 80 years of age January 24, 2003, Spring 2003 Dashpot
JOHNS Gerald E. (JERRY) MN2 RET. Date unknown
JOHNSON, Don, CWO3, Jan 03, 2005, in Jacksonville, FL;
from Bill Fortner.

JOHNSON, Herbert, MN2, FEB.29, 2000,in Fullerton, California.
JOHNSON, Robert, MNC,
- May 2007 FRA Magazine - Bill Johnson
JONES, Frank (FM ) MN1 RET Date unknown

JONES , Louis Logan MNC Ret. age 87  passed away  Oct (2001) in Declo ID.  from Dick Martin.
JONES, R. Terry MN3, July 1982 -
November 1982 Dashpot 
JONES, Vernie Alene, (Wife of MNCM Don Jones), March 17, 2009; Sherwood TN-
Don Jones

JOOS, Harold W. CDR, June 1982 - November 1982 Dashpot 

 

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KARLSEN  Harry MN1 USNR; July 6 2008; Charleston, SC - Stephen L. McManus

KEEN, John Hunter III, September 1983, son of MNCM John and Lucy Keen
 -
January 1984 Dashpot
KEEN, Lucy, 80, Wife of John H. Keen, Jr. August 18, 2008; Goose Creek, SC -
Fall 2008 Dashpot

KEITH, Wesley, CWO4, 21 June 2008, Charleston, SC - Kimberly Killion

KELLY, Admiral Dewey  (A.D.) Passed away about 10 years ago.
KELLY, George R. MNC, 75, March 11, 2008; Phoenix, AZ -
F. P. La Fleur

KELLY, John, September 2, 1996, Floral City, FL - Winter 1996 Dashpot 
KELLY, Shelly J., MNCM; 75; Goose Creek, SC; July 30, 2011
[Obituary] - Dick Schommer
KEMP, Kenneth R. MNSN April 17, 1995 
USS FRASER DM-24 Taps list
KERAN, Harold MN1, 65, February 10, 1999, Snowflake, AZ -
Bill Roberts

KETNER, Roy L. CWO4, May 16 1991, Newport News, VA - Spring 1991 Dashpot 
KIRKPATRICK, Clifford MNC, 
Spring 1991 Dashpot

KIRKPATRICK, Wayne A. MNC,  Naval Affairs May 2004

KIRKWOOD, Allen P. MNC, Goose Creek, SC Oct 15, 1994 - Fall 1995 Dashpot

KLAGES, Roger MN1 passed away in Providence RI on Sept. 3, 2001 from lung cancer.
KLECKNER, Kent MN2/MT1, 70; April 2, 2006; Fernandina Beach, FL
[Obituary] Derick Hartshorn
KNIGHT, Richard Curtis; 73; February 1, 2011; Corvallis, Oregon
[Obituary] - Doug Guy
KOBLEIN, Joseph S. "Tiny"
- Spring 1984 Dashpot 
KOELLER, Robert L. MNC ret. passed away Oct . 11, 2000 at Bremerton, WA
KOERBER, John W., Jr. LCDR ret. passed away Jan . 11, 2003

KOJCSICH, John (Ret. Employee NMEF) - Spring 1997 Dashpot
KONEICZKA Mel MNCM, April 4, 2007 -
John Loonam

KOSSLER, Herman J. RADM, July 1, 1988 (past COMINLANT & COMINWARCOM Honorary 
Mineman, Number H010 -
Spring 1989 Dashpot
KRUPCZYK, Donald, MNCM; June 12, 2011,Ladson, SC
[Obituary] - Derick Hartshorn

KRUPCZYK, Lorretta Frances, April 3 1997,Ladson, SC (wife of Donald Krupczyk) Summer 1997 Dashpot

 

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LAFLEUR, Michael, November 1986, Phoenix, AZ (son of Francis "Frenchy" and Helen Lafluer - March 1987 Dashpot
LAMBERT, Robert, Lebanon, OH -
Fall & Winter 1995 Dashpot
LAMOTHE, Maurice J. "Frenchy" MNC USN RET. Also worked at ordnance Dept. NWS Yorktown 14 years. June 6, 1998 Hampton, VA
LAMPTON, Gilbert M. MN3 KANSAS CITY MO. DEC. 4, 1996
LATTANZI, Robert J., CWO; October 10, 2006; Riverside, California -
Don Decrona

LATTANZI, Lynn, (wife of CWO Bob Lattanzi) - Fall 1994 Dashpot
LATTANZI, Wayne, January 3, 1996, (son of CWO Bob Lattanzi) -
Summer 1996 Dashpot

LAWLESS, James A., MN1; July 2008 - July 2008 FRA - Jim Hawks

LEE, Gorden Allen; MN2 USNR; May 28, 2010; Oklahoma Ciy, OK; - Colleen (Schad) Whipple

LEISY, Irene; (Wife of Kenneth Leisy); Oct 27, 2004; Orrville, Ohio - Fred Dane
LEMIEUX, Edna, June 12, 1994, Moncks Corner, SC (wife of John "Frenchie" Lemieux) -
Fall 1944 Dashpot
LIDGET, Henry, - Bakersfield, CA -
Spring 1991 Dashpot
LINDLEY, James, MNC, -
February 1982 Dashpot
LINDQUIST, Jack, CWO4,  November 5, 2005; Taylors, SC  -
Bill Mehard

LINDSEY, William C. MN2 1992 FL -  Information from brother.
LITTLE, William Joseph MN2, Dec. 12, 1981, Oakland, CA -
February 1982 Dashpot
LONG, Landon L. MNC, (Red) Jan 31, 1991, Clifton Forge, VA -
Spring 1992 Dashpot
LOONAM, Barbara "Bobbie", 73; (Wife of CWO4 John Loonam) March 31, 2011; Gloucester, VA
[Obituary] - John Loonam

LOONAM, Lawrence (Larry), 53; (Son of CWO4 John Loonam) April 15, 2013; Greenville, NC [Obituary] - John Loonam
LORENZEN, Elin, March 30 1994, Copenhagen, Denmark (wife of CDR Jorgen Lorenzen, Honorary Member) -
Fall 1994 Dashpot
LOVE, Corene  (Wife of MN3 Ernie Love; SEPT. 26,1998  Haysville,KS
LOVELAND, Robert Harry "Bobby"; MN, 48; September 3, 2011; Cedar Falls, Iowa, 
[Obituary] - Stephanie Cowart
LUKER, Bill MNC of Mesa, Arizona passed away on Jan 22, 2004. Bill was the MN Detailer in the late 70's and early 80's

LUKER, Bill MN2 passed away about 10 years ago 1991
LUNDBERG, John Robert MNCM, 11 Jan 1983, of cancer, Lewiston, ME 1983 -
Dashpot

LAUX, Ralph MN1; killed in an explosive accident  at China Lake, CA in May of 76 - Phil Beckwith

 

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MACE, Charles E. MNC - All Hands Jan 2004

MACK, Donald G. Lt, July 20 1991, Garelochhead, Scotland - Summer 1991 Dashpot 
MALLEY, Michael MNSN, June 4, 1986 -
March 1987 Dashpot
MALONE Charles D."Dusty" MNCS, Nov. 1986 EDO MAG. -
March 1987 Dashpot
MANN, Herman J.  MN3   SEPT. 21, 1973 
(VA RECORDS) 
MANON, John J., July 5, 1991, Washington D.C. (worked at NAVORD & NAVSEA) -
Summer 1991 Dashpot
MANZIE, Frederick N., MNC, February 18, 2012, Williamsburg, VA.
[ Obituary] - John Loonam
MARION, Jerry Lane., CWO4; 61; July 28, 2006; North Charleston, SC. -
Dick Schommer

MARSHALL, Franklin E.  MN  DEC. 1988  (VA RECORDS) 
MARSHALL, William H. MNC, June 14, 1991, Las Vegas, NV -
Summer 1991 Dashpot
MARTIN, Ann (Wife of Frank Martin MNC Ret.) Sept 9, 2005, Panama City, FL -
From Fred Barrett

MARTIN , Francis X. (FRANK) MNC Ret.  passed away Oct. 27, 2000 at Panama City, FL
MASON , Gilbert MN1 Ret; Passed Away October 26, 2004; Goose Creek, SC
MASON , Robert MN1 Ret; Passed Away November, 2005; Port Townsend, WA - 
From Fred Dane

MATTESON Chad MN3, October 31, 1997; Killed in a professional racing accident at Daytona International Speedway. (Had name changed from "Larry Cramblet")  http://www.tire-slick.com/MEMORIAL.HTM 

McCANN, Frank Jr. MN2 - January 1984 Dashpot
McCARTHY, Francis A. MNC, 87; World War II Mineman; March 21, 2011; Norfolk, VA
- from John Loonam
McCONNELL, Trist, 83, Capt, USNR; retired Technical Director of NMWEA, September 8, 2005; Williamsburg, VA; from John Loonam

McCOY, B. "Bobby" F. MNC, August 1982 - November 1982 Dashpot

McCUNE, Maurice L. (Mac) MNC; June 20, 2004 Williamsburg, VA

McDONALD A. (Mac) MN1 WW11 Mineman passed away 1990 from Christ McDonald
McDONOUGH Eva Eleanor (Wife of CWO4 James Mcdonough); April 16, 2009; Ladson, SC
from James Mcdonough

McELREATH Amos Mitchell MN1; October 10, 2006, Monroe, GA. from Harold Elston

McPHERSON, Alexander (Mac), AOM Member, 73, May 23, 2011, Gloucester, VA; [Obituary] from John Loonam

McGARRY, Rose wife of MNC Harold McGarry USN RET 1968, passed away on 10 OCT 1999

McGAW, John R. Retired Army; Son of retired LT Robert and Jane Mcgaw; July 9, 2008; Williamsburg, VA;  from John Loonam
McGIMSEY, Joe MNC Ret, Some where in CA in the 1970's. from Cliff Bartyzal MNCM  

McGRAIN, Ronald MNSN; 76, April 7, 2011; Banning; CA. [Obituary]  from Mrs. Dianne McGrain
McLAUGHLIN   MN3   1959 from  leukemia

McLEAN, Frank  Mine design engr. at the NSWC, White Oaks, MD from 1948 to
ret. 1980 passed away on July 8, 1998. Worked on MK52/55/56/57 and project
mgr. of the Quickstrike program.
McINTOSH, David M. CAPT, June 28, 1988, Gulfport, MS (associate member,
was COMINRON 4 1960-61)-
Spring 1989 Dashpot
McMAHON, William; MN1; July  9, 1991 
(VA Records) 
MEANS, Cooper; MNSN; October, 2002; Goose Creek, SC; Interned somewhere in Kansas -
from Maria Sandoval 

MELTON, Charles Edward MN1, Aug. 7, 1981, Huntsville, AL - February 1982 Dashpot 
MERCHANT, Bill 1995, Reno, NV -
Fall 1995 Dashpot
MERRILL, Earl "Red", MNC, 1998, Maine - Dick Martin

METCALF, George MNC, August 4, 1989, Oak Harbor, WA - Summer 1980 Dashpot 
MILLER Joe MN LATE 1953 OR EARLY 1954
MILLER, Haines April 22, 1997, Palm Bay, FL (first TD at NMEF) -
Summer 1997 Dashpot
MILLS, Ralph E. RADM, August 30, 1990, Charleston, SC (CO Cruiser- Minelayer Weekhawken  in WW II)-
February 1991 Dashpot
MINSTER, John J. MNC, May 27, 1990 - 
Summer 1990 Dashpot
MIRICH, Peter, JR  MNCS, October 7, 2005; Youngstown, Ohio - 
Wes Keith

MOCALIS, Philip L.  MN1, December 27, 2003, Copperopolis, CA - Phil's Brother Jeff Mocalis

MOLLER, William Peter LT USNR; November 10, 2007; Santa Barbara, California, World War II, Commanding Officer of the minesweeper USS Harrier AM-366, March 25, 1945 ---- January 14, 1946 - William's Brother Jack Moller

MONTGOMERY, John MN1, KWESTTEVDET 1965/6  
MONZO, Thomas V   MN3 active duty  from  54-59. passed away about 11 years ago 1991. Monzo was living in North Versallies Pa. [near Pittsburgh]
from Phil Beckwith
MOODY, Aiko, (Wife of LT Don Moody) -
Fall 1994 Dashpot 
MORIARITY, James Michael (Mort), MN3,  November 24, 2008 -
Richard Schommer 

MUDD, Elizabeth, November 28, 1992, Lady Lake, FL (widow of LT Tom Mudd) - Winter 1993 Dashpot
MUDD, Thomas, Jr. LT, January 7, 1983, McDonald Army Hospital, Ft. Eustis, VA
 -
1983 Dashpot

MUESSIG, Kiyoko "Nami" Kamahara, 64; (Wife of John E. Muessig) April 21, 2009; Summerville, SC - Derick Hartshorn

MUSZYSKI, Edward F, MNCS - Sept 2007 FRA Magazine - John Loonam

MUZAK, Karen, MN3, 1989 , Automobile Accident, Det 4, Scotland - LCDR Tracey Kunkle

 

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NELSON, Hilding "Hank", 69;  February 29, 2012; Panama City, FL; [Obituary] - Don Jones 

NEWTON, Marion Edith Strohmetz, 82; Wife of Ted Newton; March 3, 2011; Jacksonville, FL [Obituary] - Derick Hartshorn

NEVITT, Tom - February 1981 Dashpot (Chief B. Arnaclebut of the Troubleshooter) 
NICHOLSON Malsolm A. MNCM; 59; December 14, 2006 - 
Spring 2007 Dashpot

NICKLIN, Charles [Chuck], MNC; 81; August 16, 2011; Silverdale, WA [Obituary] William Carlson
NICKLIN, Vi; Wife of MNC Chuck Nicklin; March 13, 2008; Port Orchard, WA - 
William Carlson

NOTGRASS, Bobby J. C., MNCS; 74; July 25, 2012; Asheville; NC; [Obituary] William Robb
NUNN. Robert L.  MN1 Ret.   JUNE 18, 1991


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O'BRIEN, John LCDR, reported March 1992 TROA, WA - Summer 1992 Dashpot 
O'BRIEN, Richard J. MN2, listed in March 1991 Naval Affairs -
Spring 1991 Dashpot
O'DELL, Kenneth "Digger" G. MNC, age 83; January 29, 2007; Newport News, VA. -
Earl Roberts

OFFINS, Jack LT (LDO MINEMEN)
OPOCENSKY John, MNCM; 85; April 4, 2011; Goose Creek, SC
[Obituary] - Richard Schommer 
ORMISTON, Robert R. MN1, (reported Naval Affairs) -
Winter 1989/90 Dashpot 
OWEN, Billy C. MNCM; February 17, 1998  Atlanta, TX 
Reported by MRS OWEN cause unknown.  
OWEN, Dorothy; 77; [wife of Billy C. Owen] October 5, 2011; Atlanta, TX 
- Ray Green
OXENDINE, Vera; 76; [wife of MNC George W. Oxendine] October 15, 2012; Hanahan, SC, [Obituary]- Richard Schommer


P

PADGETT, Ralph W. LT, March 15, 1992 - Spring 1992 Dashpot
PALLETT, Marshall MN3, May 25, 2006 - Daniel Stewart

PALMER, Jimmie C. MN, 64; February 24, 2009 - Derick Hartshorn

PANZER, Francis (69) EX- Minemen Severna, Park , MD passed away from heart failure on Jan. 25. 2001 . From Ed Guard
PARCELL, David Ray, NMEF Engineering Technician; April 15, 2007; Yorktown, VA -
John Loonam

PARKER, Leland   MNC   -15-94 USS FRASER taps list. 
PARKER, Robert E. CWO3, 28 November 28, 1987, Bristol, TN -
Spring 1988 Dashpot
PARSONS, John M. MN2 1921-Jan.1997
(Disposaleer EOD MAG.)
PARSONS, Ralph F. MNC; 74; 13 OCT 2007
(Richard Schommer)

PATRICK, J.D. MN1, listed in Naval affairs May 1991 - Spring 1991 Dashpot

PATTERSON, Sabre A. 19; (Daughter of Ron Patterson , MN2); September 25, 2010; Ellport, PA - Saralyn Mason-Born

PATTERSON, Thomas R. MNC - July 2003 issue of All Hands
PEARSON, Marie, January 1994 (mother of RADM Pearson, COMINEWARCOM)
Fall 1994 Dashpot
PEREZ, Milton L. MNC, Sept-Oct 2011 - USN FRA Branch 289 Oct 2011 issue (If anyone has more details on Milton's passing please provide it to pdechene@triad.rr.com and derickh@charter.net. )
PERRY, Vernon Wayne MNCM (DV), May 19, 1986, Indian Head, MD - Jun 1986 Dashpot 
PETERSON, Richard Raymond MN2, 18 March 1983, Biloxi, MS - January 1984 Dashpot 
PETIT C. E. (JOE) MNC 
DATE UNKNOWN
PHELPS, Percy MNC     EARLY 60'S
PHELPS, Ruth Viola, wife of Percy Phelps, age 78 passed away Nov. 20, 2001 from Cancer, she live in Poulsbo, WA.
PHILIPS, Alonzo MNC, February 1985, Bremerton, WA - July 1985 Dashpot 
PIPER, Robert (Bob) I, Sr; age 86 passed away on January 1, 2007; Eltham, VA  Employee of NMEF Yorktown, VA -
John Loonam

PONTING, John F. MN2, 76; March 7, 2009; Spencerville, OH - James Spencer

POLLAND, Donald Jack MN3, 71; 1932-2003;(As of 04/25/13 Donald's art work is being auctioned on the internet) [Obituary] - Bill Roberts
POLMANTEER, Allen EX-RM2 age 71 passed away Dec. 22, 2001
Santa Ana, CA -  from son Tim

POWELL, Dan, CDR USN Ret  June 28, 2003  James Island, SC
POWELL, Leroy MN1, Charleston, SC -
Spring 1995 Dashpot
POWERS, James William , 73 of Winter Haven , FL. died  April 4, 1999 at
James A Haley V.A. Hospital in Tampa, FL.
POWERS, Lee  (Wife of Jim Powers MNCM USN RET.)   April 19, 1998
PRICER, Robert, Jr. CWO4, USN Ret.; February 10, 2012; Williamsburg, VA
[Obituary] - John Loonam
PRICER, Troy Shawn, Son of CWO4 Bob AND Margaret Pricer USN Ret. Troy passed away Aug 7, 2002 and was buried in Williamsburg Memorial Park, VA.
PRIESTLY Rodney G. MN1, listed in Naval Affairs May 1991 -
Spring 1991 Dashpot 

PSTRAK Theodore (Ted), Capt, age 82, December 02, 2006, Local hospital Charleston, SC  - Toby Horn

 

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RADKE, John, H. MNC Ret.  Oct. 1932-Sept. 23, 1995 (Disposaleer EOD MAG.)
RALEY, Charles EX-MN3 MARCH 22, 1997 in DENVER CITY, TX.
RANDLE, Benjamin W. "Ben" LCDR, December 17, San Antonio, TX -
Winter 1993 Dashpot
RAWLINS, J. B. MN3, May 3, 1945; (KIA USS AARON WARD DM-34) -
Mineman History Book

RAY, Avon P. MNC, February 1985, Yelm, WA - July 1985 Dashpot
RAY, Frank Sr EX-MN2 Columbia, SC 8-31-95
REAMS, Sam, (civilian employee at NMEF/NMWEA)
Summer 1997 Dashpot
REDMAN, Kenneth W. MN; August 23, 2007 Panama City Beach, FL - 
Fall 2007 Dashpot

REDMER, Fred MNC July  20, 1997  USS FRASER DM-24 Newsletter 
REED , Erwin S.  MN2  1951 to 1955 Mine depot Yorktown, VA. Discharged 1955 passed away 1- 9- 02 Madison. Ohio
from Roger Freeman
REGAN, James (Jim) Thomas  passed away on Monday 3 April 2000 Fallon, NV Minemen 1950 through 1954, Hawthorne in 1951 and was discharged at Hawthorne.
RELOSKY, George Jerome. MN2; 35; February 10, 1973; Waipahu, HI - 
Philip DeChene
RICHARDS, Wallace D. "Wally" Lt, about 1980, Washington State (Ex-Head FL at NMEF/MWEA)
RICHARDSON, Thomas, Buford MNC; 34; passed away US Naval Hospital, Bremerton, WA. around 1954
from Thomas Herwer

RICHFIELD, Norbert, February 1985 (associate member, illustrator and technical writer  at NMEF/NMWEA) - July 1985 Dashpot 
RIDDLE ROY, MNC NAD OAHU 1960'S  
RINES, Bob, LCDR, June 27 1996, Farmington, NH -
Fall 1996 Dashpot
RINGLER , Len NMEF CIV; Dec. 27, 2001 by-pass surgery on Dec. 25 and later a seizure.
from John Loonam.

RISK, Donald C.; 73; MN/BM; September 01, 2010; Reno, Nevada from Derick Hartshorn.

RODRIQUE'S Frenchy; NMEF CIV, July 5, 2004; 30 yrs at NMEF, then Northrop contractor, then DC at the Mines Desk.
ROBERTS, Earl, CDR; February 8, 2008 in Williamsburg, VA.
From John Loonam

ROBERTS, Edna A.; 80; Wife of CDR Earl Roberts; January 20, 2008 in Williamsburg, VA. From John Loonam.

ROBERTS, Justin D.M.  Son of CDR USN Ret William and Josephin Roberts was killed in his home Sacramento, CA on 14 Sep 2001, by intruders. From dashpot 2001.
ROBERTSON, Glenn MNCS Ret. Passed away October 19, 2004; Gurley, Alabama

ROGERS , Buck TMC ret. Passed away around Dec. 1999 Livinston, TX
ROLLINS, Marvin MN1, unknown -
March 1987 Dashpot
ROSSMAN, Bernard F. MN2, February 28, 2006 in Kent Washington.  Changed Rate to MT in 1963. New London Sub Base 57-58 (MN3) and Malta 58-60 (MN2) 
John Loonam

ROTHSTEIN, Richard   MN1 DATE UNKNOWN  (VA RECORDS) 
ROME, Bob MN1,
March 1980 Dashpot
ROPIEQUET, Gerald EM2 May 5, 2003 Barefoot Bay, Fl. Brother-in-Law of Guilio Santa Maria

ROSS, Anthony ex-MN2 Jan.16, 2000 James Creek, PA
ROUSSEAU, Carmen Mary, 70; widow of MNCM Paul Emile Rousseau, January 10, 2011, Charleston, SC -
Spring 2011 Dashpot
ROUSSEAU, Paul Emile MNCM, May 10, 1991, Charleston, SC -
Spring 1991 Dashpot
RUSK, Charles (Gene) MN2 Jan. 22, 2001 Deerfield, OH

RUSSELL, Pat (Wife of LT. George Russell, Ret), February 22, 2003

RUTH, James R. MN1 date unknown 
RUTT, Theodore R. MN1, (reported naval Affairs March 1989) -
Spring 1989 Dashpot 
RYAN, Carleton E. MN1, (listed in Naval Affairs February 1996) -
Spring 1996 Dashpot 

 

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SANBORN, Melvin H. MNCM  NOV. 1999  Augusta, KS
SANBORN, Patricia (Wife of MNCM Melvin H. Sanborn); November 2002 -
Winter 2004 Dashpot

SANNINO, Tom (Skip), MNC; 22 April 2007; Ft Mead, MD - Richard Schommer
SANTA MARIA, Myrtis Day, 84, (Wife of G. Paul Santa Maria), April 1. 2012, Barefoot Bay FL [Obituary] - Bill Fortner

SAPIEN, Billie Dec. 18,1997 Wife of CW0 Joe Sapien USN RET.
SAPIEN, Patricia Lynn Joi, Sept 20, 1986, Norfolk, VA (daughter of of Joe and Billie Sapien -
March 1987 Dashpot
SBEI, John Joseph "J.J." MNCM, February 7, 1993, Charleston, SC (was Force Master Chief at COMINWARCOM) -
Winter 1993 Dashpot
SCARIANO, Nick, June 1987, CA - Spring 1988 Dashpot
SCHARDIN, Roy, CWO4; May 26, 2005; Roy was the first Warrent under the Mine Warfare Technician designator.  Roy was also a Pearl Harbor survivor.  -
John Loonam

SCHOMMER, Mary, (Mother of Dick Schoomer) October, 1990, Chanute, KS  - February 1991 Dashpot
SEGESSER, Helen, (Wife of Bill Segesser) May 26, 2009 -
Bob Hart
SEVIER, Gerald F., MN1; 70; January 25, 2011; Sulphur, LA
[Obituary] - Don Moody
SHACKELFORD, Louis H. (employee of NMWEA) Septembwer 26, 1987 -
Spring 1988 Dashpot
SHAW, Ralph A., MNC; 73; December 21, 2007; Port Hadlock, WA. -
Barbara Shaw [Wife]

SHEPHERD, William Francis "Shep" October 1983, Charleston, S. C. -  January 1984 Dashpot
SIEGLE, Ekatrina, August 16, 1990 (wife of John Siegle, see below) - 
February 1991 Dashpot
SIEGLE, John LTJG, October 5 1994, Yorktown, VA -
Fall 1994 Dashpot
SIEGLE,
Michael E. MN1 December 2003 - All Hands

SIKORSKI, Nelda L.  wife of A. J. (SKI) Sikorski MNCM, ret. pass away  in her sleep on Apr. 2, 2002. Umatilla, FL
SILVERS Margie, Daughter of John Siegle; May 20, 2008; Loretto, VA -
John Loonam

SLAUGHTER, Scott; Minemen passed away late 2002 - Al Boreen
SMITH, Hideko (Michi)., (Wife of MNCM Leo R. Smith) June 16, 2013 Lynn Haven, FL 
[Obituary] - Derick Hartshorn
SMITH, Pamela D., (Wife of Otto "O.G." Smith) November 8, 1990, Summerville, SC  -
February 1991 Dashpot
SMITH, Raymond MNC -
Fall 1994 Dashpot
SMITH, Richard J. MN1, Summer 1987, Charleston, SC -
Spring 1988 Dashpot
SMITH, Robert O. MN2, 81; September 21, 2011; Olive Hill, TN
[Obituary] - Daniel Priest 

SMITH, Russell A. MN3, 67; November 14, 1985; Buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Hickory, NC - Derick Hartshorn
SMOOT, Bernie, (brother of past president, Jackie Smoot and Earl Smoot [see below]) -
Fall 1994 Dashpot
SMOOT, Earl A. MNC, January 1991, Yorktown, VA -
Spring 1991 Dashpot
SMOOT, June, July 5 1996, Newport News, VA (Wife of Jack Smoot) -
Fall 1996 Dashpot
SNYDER, William (Bill) MNC, 53, March 29, 2010; Zanesville, Ohio -
Barbara Snyder

SOLES Barry Lee; MN; 57; September 5, 2008; Anmoore, WV; - Derick Hartshorn

SPANGLER, E. O., April 1986, Norfolk, VA - Jun 1986 Dashpot
SPENCER,  Michael Ray MN1 Feb. 24, 1974
SPORTELLI, Michael P. LT, 57; USN Retired; May 27, 2013, Myrtle Beach, SC
[Obituary] - Bill Johnson
SPRECHER, Herbert E. "Ed" CDR, January 14 1986, Washington, DC (first Mineman to go from MNSN to CDR) -
Jun 1986 Dashpot
STANCIL, George "UNCLE LOUIE" MN1 IN 1980'S 
STANCIL, Betty January 1997, Newport News, VA (wife of George "Uncle Louie" Stancil) -
Spring 1997 Dashpot
STANLEY, Gordon S. MN1, 1981 -
November 1982 Dashpot
STANTON, Eugene DPC (EX MN3); May 17, 2010; Woolwich,  Maine -  Derick Hartshorn   
STEEDLY, James  MN1, November 18, 2006; Luceren Valley, CA; - Chin Sing jr

STEGALL, Emory Ray "SAM" MNC, November 1, 1988, Jackson, MS - Spring 1989 Dashpot
STEVENS, Wyatt B. MN1, December 1983, Charleston S. C. -
January 1984 Dashpot
STEWART, Doug Captain, February 1985, Charleston, SC (associate member, past COMINRON 2) -
July 1985 Dashpot
STOKER, Jimmie D. MNCM, Apr 19, 1987, Long Beach, CA -
Spring 1988 Dashpot
STOKES, Monica  38 on 8/21/00 NMEF CiviServ 13 years, Cancer
STOTT, William H. MN1, 81; December 4, 2009; Latham, NY -
John Loonam

STRYKER, Doreen Shirley, November 24, 1992, North Charleston, SC, (wife of Lyal Stryker) - Winter 1993 Dashpot
STRYKER, Lyal Maurice, CDR, 82, September 19, 2012; North Charleston, SC,
[Obituary] - Derick Hartshorn
STULTZ, James (Gunner), CWO2; February 9, 2012; Indianapolis, IN
[Obituary] - Dick Stultz
STULTZ, Martha Jewel (Julie), October 4, 1985 (wife of CWO Jim Stultz) -
December 1985 Dashpot
STYLES, Frank; MN1, (43); February 1976; Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
- from son Eric Styles

SWAN George E. Jr; MN3, Lost at sea when the USS WASP collided with the USS HOBSON April 26, 1952 - from P. DeChene

SWAN Harold F. Jr; MN1(SS) USN ret; - June issue of Fleet Reserve - John Loonam

SWEENEY, Mildred "SMOOT", April 22, 1996, Newport News, VA (Sister of Jack Smoot) - Summer 1996 Dashpot

 

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TAPSCOTT, John H. MN2 Oct. 26,1930-Oct. 28 1996 ( Disposaleer  EOD MAG. )
TAPLEY, Andrew S. MNC, March 9, 1983, Mountain View, AZ -
1983 Dashpot
TAYLOR, Phil Jr. MNC  Age 37,  Active duty , passed  away early Tue. Aug. 15, 2000, apparent heart attack Seal Beach, CA   
from LCDR Edward J. Simmons
TEAGUE,  Grady MN1 Ret. passed away on 17 Aug 2002, from a long illness, he lived outside of Dayton, Ohio ,  from his wife Shirley.
TERRY, William Rufus MNC, April 16, 1997, Charleston, SC -
Summer 1997 Dashpot
THORSEN, Robert E. (BOB)  MNC 1977
THRASH, Rhonda Jean, February 14, 1986, Great Lakes, IL (daughter of MNC David and Cheryl THRASH -
Jun 1986 Dashpot
THORP, Jack CDR -
February 1981 Dashpot
THOMPSON, Frank MNC, April 22, 1992, Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA -
Winter 1993 Dashpot
THOMPSON, Vernon L. MNCS, November 1985 -
December 1985 Dashpot
TIPPS, Joesph (Joe) MN3 
Winter 1954 Trinidad, BWI 
TIPTON, Emmett, MNC; June 2004; Shirley Ark [Retired 1959] -
Uncle of Charles Griffin MN2/CT1 

TRASK, Robert LCDR, August, 25, 1990, - February 1991 Dashpot
TRESLEY, Julius James (Jim); MN3; 78; April 28, 2011; Sparks NV
[Obituary] From Don DeCrona
TRESTRIAL, Fred MNC RET. JAN. 1999 Suffolk, VA -
From the Orbit
TRICK, James E. (JIM)  MNC  Ret. Age 69, Retired on 7 Feb. 1972 passed away Dec. 30, 2002  Haverhill, MA -
from son John Trick
TURNER, Robert B. MNC, July 12, 1991, San Diego, CA -
Summer 1991 Dashpot

 

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UNGER Verner E. "Vern"; Capt; 72; August 28, 2009; Amityville, NY - Derick Hartshorn

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VALENTINE ,David L.   MN2, Ret. passed away on sometime in 1995 at Merced, California
VETTS, Charles MN1, January 1996, near Earle, NJ -
Summer 1996 Dashpot

VINES, Ronnie,  CESC (EX-MN2), March 3, 2006, Clarkston MI. Dean Hull 3/3/06


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WADMAN, Ross E., MN2,  24 June, 2008, Portland Oregon- Bill Darlington

WALDROP, Otto, MNC, USNR; 3 May, 2007, Atlanta, GA - Dennis K. Allen

WALDROP, Vernon E.  MN2   February. 30, 1987  (VA Records)
WALDERMARSEN, MNC -
February 1981 Dashpot
WALKER, Robert  MNCS,  85; September 18, 2011; Mathews, VA
[Obituary]- John Loonam

WARR , Greg  EX-MN2  Passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2001 from a
heart attack. He is to be buried on Monday November 19th 2001 at 11:00 AM. 
WATERS, D. "Muddy" RADM, Florida (was CO of NMD/NWS Yorktown) -
March 1987 Dashpot
WAUGHTEL, Guy MN1 RET. Passed away May 13, 2001 in Beaverton, Or from kidney damage and diabetes. -
from his sister Betty Dyer
WEBSTER, Gordon MNC, 17 April 1984, Portsmouth, VA -
Spring? 1984 Dashpot 
WEIDNER, John MN3 -
February 1981 Dashpot 
WELCH, Raymond E. MNC, 13 Apr 1984, Homestead, FL -
Spring? 1984 Dashpot

WEST, Fredrick "Freddie" D.  Sr., MNC, 78, December 11, 2011; Crystal Manor Care Center, Adrian, MD [Obituary] - Richard Schommer
WHEELOCK "Moose" Dale, MNCM; May 29, 2006; Chimacum, WA - Don Decrona

WHIPPLE, Frank Edward II, MN1, 59, November 15, 2011, Columbia, SC
[Obituary] - Richard Schommer
WILDMAN William Y, MNC; 56; December 21 2008; Summerville, SC -
Richard Schommer

WILLIAMS, Calvin, (brother of Henry Williams) - Fall 1996 Dashpot
WILLIAMS,  Gary CWO3 Campbeltown, Scotland
WILLIAMS, Gregg MNCS (SW); October 30, 2009; Misawa, Japan -
Derick S. Hartshorn

WILLIAMS, James D. MNC MAY 25, 1981 (VA Records)
WILLIAMS, William, G. MN1; 77; August 7, 2008; Suffolk City, VA
[Obituary] - Richard Martin
WILLIAMS, Ann, Lee; 78; (Wife of William G. Williams) 2010; Suffolk City, VA  - Richard Martin

WILLIAMSON, Robert Lee (Tex) about 1998 Minemen 1942 graduate of the mine school in Yorktown, massive heart attack.

WILSON, David D. LT - February 1981 Dashpot
WILSON,  Kama Marie wife of Chet Wilson, son of member Bob (Willy) Wilson

WILSON,  Robert (Willie) MNC, 75; October 20, 2010; Port Monmouth, NJ - Toby Horn [Robert was elected President of the AOM on 10/16/2010 at the AOM Reunion in Williamsburg, VA.]
Willie's Funeral Account by Toby Horn  Sympathy Card from Captain Charles B. Marks CO of NWS Yorktown

WITHINGTON, F. S. RADM, Dec. 22, 1982 (In 1954 he was appointed Chief of the
Bureau of Ordnance and is remembered by the mine community for his appointment
of Ad Hoc Committee on 29 July 1955 to study certain phases of the Mine Program. 
As a result of this study the Rolph Report on the Navy Mine Program was issued as
NAVORD Report 5160 of January, 1956. A direct result of this report eas the
establishment of the Naval Mine Engineering Facility) -
1983 Dashpot 
WOLFE, John, MNC (SW), Ret.  June 23, 2011 -
MNC David Epton

WOMACK, Jack Pershing MNC Ret.  April 1997  
WRIGHT, D.C.  MNCS retired ( April 85) passed away (21 April 98).  
His wife passed away approximately 1 year earlier. 
WRIGHT, Mrs Jerry, June 1990, Gloucester, VA (wife of Jerry "Mother Goose" Wright
-
February 1991 Dashpot
WRIGHT, Jerry , MN2  (Ret.)  passed away in April 2002 at the VA hospital in Richmond, VA.
WROBLE, John F. MNC,
March 1980 Dashpot 

 

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YANCEY , David E. MN1 passed  away about Jan. 8. 1973 at his home in Charleston, SC 
YORK, Katherine Jean, September 9, 1990, Charleston, SC (infant granddaughter of Mike Cummings - February 1991 Dashpot


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ZAHN, William    EX- MN2 died 17 May 1981 Richmond , VA
ZIEGERT, James, MN; October, 21 2009 - Rachel Gresk

ZOLOGA,   J.E.    MN2,   3 MAY 1945 (KIA USS AARON WARD DM-24) 

 

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