In Memoriam - U.S. Navy Minemen
MN1 Victor David "Vic" Dawson
(July 9, 1950 - January 1, 2012)
Victor David "Vic" DAWSON of Waterford, Michigan; age 61; peacefully at home on January 1, 2012. Devoted husband of Sue Dawson. Father of Derek (Cheryl) Hill. Brother of Donald (Phyllis) Smith, Jack Dawson and Jayne Dawson. Victor was a proud Veteran of the US Navy, having served in Vietnam the the reserves for a total of 27 years. While in the reserves he served with the MOMAG 1913. He worked at the Bulk Mail Center for the US Postal Service in Allen Park. Visitation : Family will receive friends Tuesday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at our Waterford location. Funeral Service : Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Coats Funeral Home – Waterford.
Interment and military honors will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan
Memorial donations may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
MNCM Ernest S. Hildreth
(16 January 1930 - 10 January 2012)
MORVEN, NC MNCM Ernest S. Hildreth (USN RET), 81, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
Funeral services will be 3:00pm Saturday, January 14, 2012 in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home, Wadesboro with Rev. Stephen Shytle and Rev. Ray O’Ferrell officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery in Morven.
The family will greet friends Friday, January 13, 2012 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at the funeral home.
Ernest was born January 16, 1930 in Anson County, NC a son of the late Julius Seabern and Sarah Margie Broadaway Hildreth. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, retiring after 22 years of service with the rank of Master Chief Mine Warfare Instructor.
Following his naval retirement, he enjoyed working as an agriculture instructor for Anson Technical College, for the bowling alley in Monroe and most of all being a farmer. He was an avid farmer, gardener and bowler. A devoted husband to Myrtle Lee Gaddy Hildreth for 49 years, she preceded him in death May 17, 2000. He was also a loving father, grandfather and brother.
Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Cyndi and Chris Shumaker of Concord; his grandchildren, Jason Maness (Shelley) of Morven, Melissa Maness (Daniel Mower) of Peachland and Christopher Shumaker (Krissy Karr) of Concord; and his great-grandchildren, Josie Maness and David Furr.
Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Clayton Hildreth of Monroe, Laura Pope, Virginia McSwain and Linda Hildreth all of Polkton, Thelma Carpenter of York, SC and Jewel Deese of Rockingham and his sister-in-law, Emma Jean Lowery of Lake Tillery and his nieces and nephews and their families.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Coy, Harrell and Sylvia Hildreth and Mildred Johnson.
Memorials may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, % Mrs. Lib Tucker, 1338 Mayesville Rd., Morven, NC 28119.
The obit is at: http://www.leavittfuneralhomewadesboro.com/new_view.php?id=90547
You may sign the Guest Book at:
Robert "Bob" B. Andersen
(1 April 1933 - 26 January 2012)
Robert "Bob" B. Andersen left this earthly world for Valhalla on Jan. 26, 2012, leaving his best friend, wife, and love since 1951, Patricia "Pat" Andersen. Bob was born April 1, 1933, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Otto and Anne Andersen and married Pat on Feb. 23, 1953, in St. Thomas Catholic Church in Minneapolis. Their children are Bill (Rosa) Andersen of Eugene, Ore., and Tom Otto (Donna) Andersen and Carrie McCarthy of Klamath Falls, Ore.; grandchildren Angelic (Mike) Reed of Fort Lewis, Wash., Kyle Otto (Amanda) Andersen and Kalla Andersen of Klamath Falls, Christina Bassett-McCarthy of Klamath Falls, Alyssa (Ken) McCue of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Nicholas (Misty) McCarthy of Norfolk, Va; great-grandchildren Jasmine Brock, Isabella, Cortney, Ethian, Justyn, Jeremiah, Elizabeth, Serenity, Connor Otto, Zaydin Robert, and Ellyse Patricia.He is also survived by his sister Betty Solberg of Mission, Texas.He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and two brothers. Bob served as a mineman in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and later attended Oregon Institute of Technology. He retired in 1992 after 36 years as a machinist with Weyerhaeuser Co. He enjoyed camping, reading, shooting, collecting old movies, and his family. At Bob's request, no services will be held. After private cremation, the wind will carry his ashes to places he enjoyed with his family throughout his life here on earth. Friends are welcome to call at the family home. Any commemoratives are requested to be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Klamath Humane Society.
A guest book has been provided for expressions of condolence at: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/heraldandnews/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-andersen&pid=155715145&cid=full
Jim & Martha Stultz
Jim Stultz at retirement party with Nanci
James L. "Gunner" Stultz
(17 September 1931 - 9 February 2012)James L. Stultz 80, of Indianapolis, passed away February 9, 2012. He was born September 17, 1931 in Monroe County, IN, to the late William W. and Lois L. Arnett Stultz. Jim served his country in the U.S. Navy where he flew airships, retiring as Chief Warrant Officer. He married Martha Jewel Stultz, and she preceded him in death. After retiring, Jim was employed at Sears Roebuck & Co., Washington Square Mall, as the Men's Store Manager. He was a member of the Association of Mineman, an avid golfer, and loved spending time with his family. Visitation will be Sunday, February 12, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Fishers Castleton Chapel , 9900 Allisonville Rd., with funeral services Monday at 11:00 a.m. Jim is survived by his children, Richard (Susie) Stultz and Nanci (Bob) Miller; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Don Stultz and Judy Burgess. A son, William Stultz, also preceded him in death.Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be left at: <http://www.shirleybrothers.com/obituary.aspx?cd=3683>Published in the The Indianapolis Star on February 11, 2012
NOTE: My last phone conversation with "Gunner Stultz" was pleasant as were all contacts with him. I was really shocked by his passing. He frequently sent an e-mail, thanks me for some of the material that others contributed. As a 5-year member of AOM,
Robert "Bob" Pricer, Jr.
(30 March 1943 - 10 February 2012)
Robert "Bob" Pricer, Jr., 68, of Williamsburg, died on February 10, 2012. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA, March 30, 1943, to the late Robert Pricer, Sr. and Frances Pricer. Bob joined the U.S. Navy at age 17, proudly serving as a mine ordnance specialist. He retired after 29 years of service at the rank of CWO 4. Bob considered himself quite the computer geek who greatly enjoyed technology. He loved birds and wildlife and enjoyed woodworking and building things. He was also an avid hunter. Bob loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Margie Pricer; children, Mark Allen Pricer (Jeane), Robert Doyal Pricer (Angela), and Sheline Lampart (Carl); grandchildren, Connie, Sean, Kayla, Kateland, Haley, Remee, Chealsey, Amanda and Troy Jacob; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Troy Shawn Pricer. Bob's family welcomes guests to visit the home of Robert and Margie Pricer on Thursday, February 16. Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing or www.dav.org. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com.
USS Texas (BB-35) as it appeared in August, 1942 when Fred was aboard.
Frederick N. "Fred" Manzie
(22 May 1922 - 18 February 2012)
WILLIAMSBURG - Frederick N. "Fred" Manzie, 89, died Feb. 18, 2012. He was born 22 May 1922 in Newport News, VA, and enlisted in the Navy on 19 June 1940. He mustered on board his first duty station, the battleship USS Texas (BB-35) on 17 September 1940 and continued to serve on active duty for the next 20 years. Following his Naval service, he worked for the Department of the Navy for the next 30 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes (Mansico) Manzie who passed away on 27 Jan 2008. A memorial service was be held at St. Bede Catholic Church and interment took place in Arlington National Cemetery, alongside his wife. [Published in Hampton, VA Daily Press from March 26-27, 2012]
(News of Fred's passing was received too late to obtain more information)
Myrtis "Bootsie" Day Santa Maria
Frederick C. "Fred" Dane
(22 June 1931 - 15 May 2012)
Frederick C. Dane, age 80, passed away on May 15, 2012 while in the hospital. He had been battling multiple issues from Renal Failure, COPD, and since April 12, Pleural Effusion, Hypoxia and an undiagnosed problem associated with Mesothelioma. His daughter, Lorraine was present at his bedside aiding him as he went peacefully from this world to the next.
Frederick was born on his grandparents farm in the town of Pendleton, OR. Old friends and new also knew him as "Fred."
He is survived by his two sisters Joanne Lovelace (Willard) of AR, and Kathy Oberholtzer of OR; step-daughter Catherine Hardin of HI; three children Ramona of CA, Lorraine Boyer (Rodney) of PA, Frederick Jr. (Yolanda) of NV. And, during his retirement Frederick found great joy visiting his grandchildren: Marie-Cathleen (PA), Michelle Giovengo (Michael) of PA and five great-grandchildren: Alex, Cassie, Dom, Crystal, and Catalina (all from PA). He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Mary J. Dane
Frederick enlisted with the US Navy in 1948, at the age of 17. His career took him to Alaska, Virginia, Hawaii, California, Japan and finally Charleston, SC. He attained the Naval rating of MN1 (Mineman First Class) and retired in 1968 with an Honorable discharge.
After retirement, Frederick attended San Jose City College and received an Associate in Arts Degree: Electronic Technology. He later attained a job at the college and retired after 15 years of service.
In his personal time, he enjoyed working outdoors and helping those in need. He also had a passion in the development of a Mineman Association web page which is located at: http://www.battle48.com/home/index.htm. Other interest included being a member at the local Senior Center. His hobby was flying remote control airplanes.
Cremation services are being provided by Neptune Society of San Jose, CA. Frederick's cremains will be taken to his daughter's home in Pennsylvania for future burial in the Veteran's National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
Like my father, I'm painfully stubborn to accept help And, I would like to extend my deep appreciation to visitors, and care helpers during this time.
A guestbook has been provided for friends and shipmates to sign at:
[Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on May 20, 2012]
As I noted in a prior post, Fred was the first AOM webmaster and he kept it up to date right up to the end. Visit it at: http://www.battle48.com/home/index.htm
Fred also posted a special to a tribute to his wife, Mary: http://battle48.com/mary/mary.htm
MNC Louis G. Godeaux, III
Chester Francis Broton