In Memoriam - U.S. Navy Minemen




John Henry Ammerman

JOHN H. AMMERMAN, 74, of BRICK, passed away Monday, April 7, 2008 at his home. Born in Plainfield, NJ on  17 Aug 1933, he resided in Montville before moving to Brick in 1992. He was a draftsman for Gammon Technical Products Inc., Manasquan, for 12 years. John was a U.S. Navy veteran, having enlisted 22 August 1951, served during the Korean Conflict, a member of the crew of the USS Kearsarge (CV-33), a member of the Toms River Seaport Society, and a lifetime member of the VFW.

Surviving are his wife, Frances; two daughters, Debbie Frassinelli of Highlands, and Jennifer Wright of Westborough, Mass.; a sister, Zoe Ford of Phillipsburg; and three grandchildren, Olivia Frassinelli, and Tyler and Riley Wright.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Silverton Memorial Funeral Home, 2482 Church Road, Toms River. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Visitation, Brick; arrive at 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Toms River, NJ.



Max Chilcott


Max Chilcott, 84 passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2008. He was born August 24, 1924, the youngest child of Harvey and Addie Chilcott. He was born in Toronto KS.

He served in the US Navy during W.W.II and the Korean War. On his discharge in 1952, he came to Hawthorne and worked in the ordnance depot until his retirement from what was NAD in 1973. He served one term as County Commissioner of Mineral County during which time he was instrumental in assisting to establish the health clinics in several rural counties of Nevada. He served on the Board of Directors for Mt. Grant General Hospital for 16 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents in Toronto; brother, Kenneth in Sweet Idaho; sister, Hazel Woods in Yates Center, KS: brother, Enlowe in Emmett ID; sister, Helen Willhite in Toronto, KS; brother, John William in Toronto, KS and brother, Dale in Toronto KS. He is survived by his wife, Amanda Ceccarelli- Chilcott of Hawthorne NV; daughter, Marti Jane Christopherson of Seattle, WA; son, Steve of Bayview ID; 4 stepchildren, Charles and Carl Ceccarelli of Carson City, Janice Micou of Sparks and Jay Parker of Hawthorne; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

There will be no memorial services held out of respect for Max's last wishes. Anyone wishing to honor Max may contribute to the American Lung Association in his name. They may be sent to 10615 Double R Blvd., Reno, NV 89521.




Barry Lee Soles

Barry Lee Soles, age 57 of Anmoore, WV passed from his earthly life on Fri., Sept. 5, 2008 at 1:39 p.m. at the United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, WV. He was born on Nov. 21, 1950 at Fairmont General Hospital in the midst of the great snowstorm. He was the only son of Charlotte L. Soles of Barrackville and the late John J. Soles.
He is also survived by his wife of 37 years, Carol Ann (Rudd) Soles, whom he married May 18, 1973 in Charleston, SC.
Barry was baptized as a teenager into the Worthington Christian Church of which he was still a member. He was a 1968 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School where he proudly served in the Polar Bear Band. During his senior year of high school, he was part of a group of band students who recorded an album. He served in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War as a mine man specialist. Following his military duty, he was employed by the Department of the Navy under the United States Department of Defense as a weapons ordnance and safety supervisor at Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck, NJ. While employed by the federal government he attended and was awarded many degrees from various universities including the University of Indiana and the University of California. Upon his retirement from the Navy, he returned to WV in 1996 and began a new career as a City Housing Inspector for the City of Fairmont. From there he took a similar position with the City of Clarksburg, where upon he retired in 2006. He was a journeyman electrician and a certified asbestos home inspector. In his retirement, he began doing home and business inspections.
Barry was known for helping anyone in need, often giving others what he himself needed. He loved to work in his garden and relished giving others the bounty of his garden. He enjoyed classic cars, especially Corvettes. He was an animal lover, always having several cats, and especially enjoyed playing with his black lab, Manny. He was dearly loved by his friends and will be greatly missed by his loved ones. His void will never be filled.
In addition to his mother and wife he is survived by his 14 yr. old son, Darean J., a student of Bridgeport High School and a member of the B.H. S. Band. He is also survived by his only sibling, sister Deborah L (Mark) Shaver of Barrackville, one nephew, John Mark Shaver, Barrackville, his sister-in-law, Vickie Strumble, NJ, his step daughter, Heather Card, NJ, step son, Scott Card, FL, brother-in-law, Dennis Rudd, NJ, aunts, Nancy (Davidson) Kantura, Cleveland, OH and Wauneda (Don) Evans, Fairmont and many cousins.
He also was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Helen and Parker Davidson, paternal grandparents, Hazel and John Soles, brother-in-law, Steven Rudd, father-in-law, James Rudd, mother-in-law, Grace Rudd and many aunts and uncles.
Friends will be received at the Barrickville United Methodist Church from 10-11 a.m. Wed.
where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wed., Sept. 10, 2008. Interment will be in the
West Virginia National Cemetery, Taylor County with full Military Rites accorded.

Condolences may be sent to his widow, Carol Soles at PO Box 519, Anmoor, WV 26323.

A message of condolence may be left at: the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home



William Y. 'Bill' Wildman

The Assoc. of Minemen was saddened by news of the death of William Y. "Bill" Wildman. He passed away in Summerville, SC on Sunday, December 21st, 2008, at the age of 56. A card of condolence has been sent to the family expressing our sadness for his passing. Should any AOM member care to send a card of remembrance to the Wildman family, the address is; 100 Ivy Court, Summerville, SC 29483-1809.



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