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MESSAGES ABOUT OUR SHIPMATES
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September 24, 2018

We have been notified by our friend Glynna Morse via the USS Calvert 'Calversion' Newsletter that our shipmate
LOU BYRNE
had passed away on April 28, 2018. Lou's obituary has been posted on his roster page. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bonnie and Lou's loving family.

   
August 8, 2018
We have been notified by our friend Glynna Morse via the USS Calvert 'Calversion' Newsletter that our shipmate
EMERY PARKER
had passed away on September 22, 2017. Emery's obituary has been posted on his roster page. Our thoughts and prayers are with
Emery and Delores' wonderful family.
   
June 13, 2018
We have been notified by Mike Heili, son of shipmate
ROBERT D. HEILI,
that Robert had served aboard the Lee for all 7 invasions.
Robert's page has been added to the Roster.
   
June 6, 2018

Our good friend Dwayne Bartley has sent a photo of his father, which has been added to Charles' page. Dwayne would love to hear from any Lee shipmates or their families. Dwayne can be contacted by email at dwayne_bartley@hotmail.com

   
June 6, 2018

Dwayne Bartley has sent photos of a 1944 War Ballot completed by shipmate MICHAEL BAUDERER.
The photos can found on
Michael's page.

   
September 8, 2017
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We have been notified by Amber Maurer, daughter of shipmate
DEL KUHN
that Del is currently living in Southern California.
Del's Page has been added to the roster.

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August 4, 2017

We have been notified by Mr. Timothy McGraw, grandson of shipmate
LOGAN BICKLEY
that Logan passed away in December. Our thoughts and prayers are with Logan's family.

Visit Logan's Page.

   
March 31, 2017

We have been notified by Mr. Mel Lofquist, grandson of shipmate
EDWARD HALLER
that Edward passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at age 94. Our thoughts and prayers are with Edward's family at this sad time.

Visit Edward's Page.

   
June 12, 2016

New photos have been added to the roster page of
GEORGE A. FUDERER
sent to us by his son,
George F. Fuderer.

Visit George's Page.

   
April 6, 2016

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and shipmate
PATRICK SMITH
Pat published the Harry Lee
newsletter for many years and was instrumental in planning activities and coordinating the meeting agenda at the Harry Lee reunions.

Our thoughts and prayers are with
the Smith family at this difficult time.

Visitation and funeral information is listed on Patrick's Page

   
March 8, 2016

A new photo from 1943 has been added to the roster page of
VICTOR VAN KAINEN
sent to us by his granddaughter, Karyn.

Visit Victor's Page.

   
December 23, 2015

We have been notified by the family of
DR. ALLAN D. CALLOW
that Allan has passed away
December 23, 2015, 4 months short
of his 100th birthday.

Dr. Callow's Page will be added to the Roster.

   
June 19, 2015

We have been notified by Kelly Edwards,
granddaughter of shipmate

TED EDWARDS
that Ted had passed away in the 1980's.

Ted's Page has been added to the Roster.

   
May 12, 2015

We have been notified by Michael Ricketts,
grandson of shipmate
THOMAS FRANKLIN RICKETTS, JR.
aka "BUD"
that Bud has passed away today, May 12 in
Nashville, TN., a day after his 90th birthday.
Please keep Bud and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Bud's Page has been updated.

   
April 13, 2015

We have been notified by Erika Helt,
daughter of shipmate
VERNON G. HELT
that Vern passed away March 22, 2015 at age 90.
Please keep Vern's family in your thoughts and prayers.

Vern's Page has been updated.

   
April 2, 2015

We have been contacted by Kelly, daughter of Shipmate
RICHARD BETTIS
Kelly reports that Richard is doing well, and she will forward some photos.

Richard's Page has been added!

   
March 6, 2015

We have received photographs from Toni Mattingly Silverman,
daughter of Shipmate
Chief AL MATTINGLY
who commanded the Pharmacist Mate crew
aboard the Lee.
Chief Mattingly had passed away in 1990.

Al's Page has been updated with those photos.

   
January 28, 2015

We have been notified by
Mr. Price Collins, a friend
of our Shipmate
AL SHEELER
that Al passed away on January 15, 2015. Our
thoughts are with Dot and her wonderful family.

Al's Page has been updated with a link to a great story
by the Miami Herald about Al's many accomplishments and
his legacy as a highly successful swim coach in Miami.

   
January 11, 2014

We have been notified by the
family of Shipmate
RAYMOND WALLS
that Raymond had passed away on August 5, 1995.

Raymond's Page has been added to our
Roster Section in memory of our shipmate.

   
November 26, 2013

We have been notified by the
family of Shipmate
HARRY BAKER
that Harry passed away on November 5, 2013.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Harry's family.

An obituary has been posted on Harry's Page in the
Roster Section.

   
November 10, 2013

We have been notified by Joanne Casteel,
daughter of shipmate
JOSEPH J. MICELI
that Joe passed away November 9, 2013. Please keep Joe's family in your thoughts and prayers.

Joe's Page in the Roster Section has been updated with
more information.

   
November 6, 2013

We have been notified by
shipmate Logan Bickley that our shipmate
RICHARD R. "DICK" EDWARDS
had passed away on March 16, 2005.

Dick's Page has been added to the Roster Section

   
October 16, 2013

We have been notified by Dee Hayes,
daughter of our shipmate
JIM VANNEST
that Jim has passed away on Tuesday, October 15.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim's family at this
very difficult time.

Jim's obituary has been added to his page.

   
September 12, 2013

We have been notified by shipmate Jim Vannest
that our shipmate
COLIE FOX
has passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

Colie's obituary can be viewed here. Photos of Colie have been added to Colie's Roster Page.

   
August 22, 2013

We have been notified by Chris Funck, grandson of shipmate
STERLING S. FUNCK
that Sterling has passed away on July 31, 2013.

Sterling's obituary can be viewed on his Roster Page.

   
June 26, 2013

We have been notified by Dwayne Bartley, son of shipmate
CHARLES W. BARTLEY, Jr.
that Charles has passed away on May 31, 2013.

Charles' obituary can be viewed on Charles' Page in the
Roster section.

   
March 14, 2013

We have been notified by our friend and shipmate, Lou Byrne, that our shipmate,
JOHN HADLEY
had passed away on September 24, 2009.

John's obituary can be viewed on John's Page in the
Roster section.

   
December 15, 2012

We have been notified by KARYN VAN KAINEN, granddaughter of our shipmate,
VICTOR VAN KAINEN
that her grandfather had passed away on February 16, 1991.

Karyn recently found our website and has provided a photo
and information about Victor, which has been added to Victor's Page in the Roster section.

   
November 23, 2012

We have been notified by RICHARD FOEHL, grandson of our shipmate, GLEN FOEHL, that Glen's wife
MARGE FOEHL
has passed away on November 16, 2012.

Marge's obituary has been been added to Glen's Page in the Roster section.

   
November 17, 2011

We have been notified by PATRICIA CORNETT FARLEY, daughter of our shipmate,
McKINLEY CORNETT, Jr.
that McKinley passed away in August of 2006 at age 82.

McKinley's Page has been added to the Roster section in his memory.  Photos will be forwarded and added to the website
in the near future.  Patricia would love to hear from any shipmates who served with her father.

   
October 1, 2011

We have been notified that our shipmate,
GERALD McDONALD
of Terry,MS, passed away at home
on July 20, 2011 at age 89.

Gerald's obituary and a beautiful video tribute,
showing photos of Gerald and his wonderful
family, have been added to Gerald's page.

   
August 30, 2011

We are saddened to notify you that
MARIE SALDUTTI
wife of Vince Saldutti, passed away peacefully
on August 12, 2011 at age 90.

Marie had been in a nursing home
suffering from dementia since March.
Vince and Marie had been married for 68 years.

   
August 8, 2011

We have been notified by TED GALLIGAN, grandson of our shipmate, Yeoman Chief Petty Officer
ROBERT L. GALLIGAN
that Robert passed away in 2009 at age 88,
after a long battle with leukemia.

Robert's Page has been added to the Roster section in his memory.  Photos will be forwarded and added to the website
in the near future.

   
July 12, 2011

We have been notified by ALICE MAKINO,
daughter of our shipmate,
VITO BRIATICO

that Vito passed away on April 15th, 2011. Vito's passing
was very unexpected and quick, as he had been healthy and active right up to that time.  Alice said that her dad really enjoyed re-connecting with everyone at the reunions that he was able to attend. She and her husband were able to join him in Philadelphia and they really enjoyed getting to meet everyone.

Vito's Page has been added to the Roster section in his memory.

   
June 13, 2011

Shipmate JOE MICELI has written his memoirs of his years in the Navy!  They can be found on Joe's Roster Page.

   
May 15, 2011

We have been notified by JOE BARTOLOMEI, Jr.,
son of our shipmate,
JOE BARTOLOMEI

that Joe passed away in 1996. Joe Sr. told his son many stories about his experiences aboard the Lee, which included the entire time in the Pacific, from 1943 to 1945.


Joe's Page has added to the Roster section.

   
April 21, 2011

We have been notified by
H. HAWKEY and JOHN McELHINEY,
daughter and son of our shipmate,
Chief Gunners Mate
ARTHUR L. McELHINEY

that Arthur passed away in April, 1956 after
suffering a heart attack.

Arthur's Page
has been added to the
Roster section.

   
April 14, 2011

We have been notified by our
Shipmate JIM VANNEST that
MILDRED FOX
beloved wife of our shipmate COLIE FOX,

has passed away, on April 13, 2011.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Colie
and his family at this very sad time.

Mildred's obituary is now listed on
Colie's Page in the Roster section.

   
April 12, 2011

We have been notified by RACHELE MOOERS,
granddaughter of our shipmate,
JOHN WARREN MOOERS

that our friend, Warren, has passed away, on March 21, 2011. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, and by his shipmates who enjoyed seeing him at past Lee reunions.

His obituary is now listed on
Warren's Page
in the
Roster section.

   
December 14, 2010

We have been notified by ANDREW RUSSO,
grandson of our shipmate,
SAMUEL RUSSO

that Samuel passed away on May 2, 2004. Andrew asks that anyone who knew Samuel or has any memory of, or information about our shipmate please contact him.
E-Mail

Samuel's Page has added to
the Roster section.

   
November 29, 2010

We have been notified by CYNTHIA KOELER,
granddaughter of our shipmate,
HUBERT CHANEY

that Hubert has passed away, on November 18. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, which includes 6 children, 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Hubert's Page has added to
the Roster section.

   
July 29, 2010

We have been notified by JACK TEMPLETON that our shipmate,
WAYNE SORENSON

has passed away. He will be greatly missed.

Wayne's obituary has been posted on his page.
Visit Wayne's Page in the Roster section.

   
June 17, 2010

We have been contacted by HEATHER BURLEY,
granddaughter of shipmate
HAROLD LEE DEARING

Heather informed us that Harold had passed away in 1975. Harold's
wife Neoma is doing well and would enjoy hearing from Harold's
shipmates.

Visit Harold's Page in the Roster section.

   
May 31, 2010

We have been contacted by MICHAEL FARRELL,
son of shipmate, Lieutenant
FRANK FARRELL

Michael informed us that Frank had passed
away in 1982.
Visit Frank's page
in the Roster section.

   
November 18, 2009

We have been contacted by TIM MAGRINO,
grandson of shipmate
JAMES MAGRINO

Tim informed us that James had passed away in 1985.

Some really great photos that Tim sent have recently been added to
James' Page in the Roster section.

   
October 1, 2009

We have been contacted by DENIS McKEOWN,
son of shipmate
JAMES J. McKEOWN, Sr.

Denis has informed us that James passed away in March of 1994.

Information will be added to
James' Page in the Roster section.

   
March 7, 2009

We have been contacted by TONY MARTINO, JR,
son of shipmate
ANTHONY "TONY" MARTINO, SR.

who informed us that Tony, Sr. passed away today, March 7, 2009.

Please visit Tony's Page in the Roster section
for more information.

   
February 17, 2009

We have been contacted by ROSANNE KNOX,
daughter of shipmate
WILLIAM HERBERT KNOX

who had passed away on February 3, 1997.

Rosanne has sent some great photos of William, which have
been posted on
William's Page in the Roster section.

   
January 8, 2009

We have been contacted by CORINNE TAPLIN,
daughter of shipmate
ROYLE TAPLIN

Corinne has informed us that Royle passed away in July of 1988.

Photos will be sent soon and added
to Royle's Page in the Roster section.

   
December 17, 2008

We have been contacted by KATHLEEN VANCE,
daughter of shipmate
JAMES PITTS

who is living in Mulga, AL. James would love to
hear from his old shipmates. Please contact him through
Kathleen's e-mail address: vancek01@bellsouth.net

Photos will be sent soon and added
to James' Page in the Roster section.

   
December 7, 2008

We have been contacted by ROBERT L. FOX, III,
grandson of shipmate
ROBERT L. FOX

who had passed away on January 11, 1977.

Robert III sent us a photo of his grandfather, which can
be seen on Robert's Page in the Roster section.

   
November 28, 2008

We have been contacted by JOE KEOGH III that
his father, shipmate
JOE KEOGH

had passed away on September 23, 1991.

A Page for Joe has been set up in the Roster section.

   
October 11, 2008

We have been contacted by shipmate JIM VANNEST that
Colie Fox had advised him of the passing of
MARIE BARTLEY

wife of shipmate CHARLES BARTLEY, on October 4.
Marie and Charles had been married for 62 years.

Please also see Charles' Page.

   
October 7, 2008

We have been contacted by ANTHONY MARTINO, JR, son of
Shipmate
ANTHONY "TONY" MARTINO

who informed us that his mother, ARLENE, Anthony Sr.'s wife,
has passed away. Tony and Arlene were married for 62 years.
Tony resides at 112 Bonita Place, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. 

Please also see Anthony's Page.

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September 22, 2008

We have been contacted by DONNA OLSON, daughter of
Shipmate
ROCCO A. MARMORALE

who informed us that Rocco had passed away on August 10, 1987
in his hometown of Locust Valley, New York.

Rocco's Page has been added to the Roster section
and pictures will be added when received.

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August 12, 2008

We have been contacted by shipmate JIM VANNEST that
Colie Fox had received a message from Charles Bartley that
Shipmate
LAURENCE COOPER
had passed away on May 22, 2008 in
Charleston, WV

Laurence's obituary has been posted to Laurence's Page
and pictures of Laurence will be added when received.

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August 6, 2008

We have been contacted by CAROL JEFFREY, daughter of
Shipmate
FAY C. BROWN

Carol recently found our website and wrote to inform us that
Fay had passed away on February 27, 1991 in
Lewisville, AR
Fay had been friends with shipmate Charles Bartley,
and also with shipmate Burke Reed, who passed away
in July 2008.
UPDATE: August 31, 2008 - GREAT Photos have been
received and added to Fay's Page.

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July 29, 2008

We have been contacted by BERTHA REED, daughter-in-law of
Shipmate
JOSEPH BURKEMAN "BURKE" REED

Bertha informed us that Burke passed away on July 23 in Opelousas, LA
from complications from surgery. Burke and his family had hoped
that he could recover and possibly attend the upcoming reunion
in New Orleans, but he developed a bacterial infection and pnuemonia following the operation.

Please visit Burke's page.

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July 13, 2008

We have been contacted by shipmate JIM VANNEST and notified of
the passing of our good friend,
DONNA SMITH
wife of
Shipmate PAT SMITH

Jim informed us that Donna had passed away on June 9, 2008.
Please see Patrick's page for more information.

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July 11, 2008

We have been contacted by JACK WILSON, son of
Shipmate
MARVIN WILSON

Jack informed us that Marvin passed away on June 2, 2005.
He also sent a very nice service photo, which is posted on
Marvin's page in the Roster section.

More photos will be posted in the future.

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May 29, 2008

We have been contacted by RENEE TEIXEIRA, granddaughter of
Shipmate
JOE 'DOC' SHAVER

Renee informed us that Doc passed away in 1994. She also sent
photos and copies of the pages of Doc's daily journal.

Be sure to click the link on Doc's page to read the journal and
check the names of many of the shipmates that Doc knew!

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May 9, 2008

We have been contacted by SANDRA BATTISTE, daughter of
Shipmate
LYLE DURBIN

Sandra informed us that Lyle has passed away, on April 18.
Lyle's page has been added to the Roster.

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February 18, 2008

We have been contacted by ROBIN BURKE, daughter of
Shipmate
ROBERT MERRYWEATHER

Robert is doing well and living in Indiana!

UPDATE! Photos have been added to Robert's page.

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January 6, 2008

We are saddened by the news of the death of
our good friend and shipmate
CHUCK ERLANDSEN


We were contacted by Chuck's grandson,
RYAN ZURAKOWSKI
who informed us that Chuck had passed away
on December 31, 2007 after a brief illness.

More information is available on Chuck's page.

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November 22, 2007

We have been contacted by Matt Waskey, grandson of
Shipmate
JOHN WILLIAM "BILL" WASKEY


Bill is doing fine! He and Matt will be going through some old pictures
and will forward some to us for the website.

Check back soon and
visit Bill's page.

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November 9, 2007

We have been contacted by PAT KENNEALLY, daughter of
Shipmate
ROBERT E. KENNEALLY

Pat informed us that Robert had passed away in 1990.

Robert's page has been added to the roster, along with the lyrics
of a song composed by Pat about her family.


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October 31, 2007

We have been contacted by BRENDA LEAP, daughter of
Shipmate
E.E. "BILL" WILLIAMS

Brenda informed us that Bill had passed away in March, 2003.

Bill's page has been added to the roster.

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June 15, 2007

We have been contacted by Shipmate,
AL SHEELER

Al's doing great!!
Visit Al's page
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April 11, 2007

We have been contacted by RICHARD FOEHL, JR., the grandson of Shipmate
GLEN FOEHL

Richard informed us that Glen had passed away in 1977.

Glen's page has been added to the roster, with some great photos that Richard provided.

   
April 5, 2007

We have been contacted by EDWARD L. MEEHAN, the son of
Shipmate
ARTHUR L . MEEHAN

Edward informed us that Arthur passed away on Monday, April 2.

Arthur's page has been updated.

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January 31, 2007

We have been contacted by the nephew of
Shipmate
LLOYD O. ROBERTS
who informed us that Lloyd had passed away in 1980.

Lloyd's page has been added to our roster section.

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January 16, 2007

We have been contacted by the daughter and son-in-law of
Shipmate
TONY MELLO

who informed us that Tony has passed away, on December 29, 2006.

Our sincere condolences to Debra and Wayne and the rest of Tony's family.
Tony's page has been added to our roster section.

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December 18, 2006

We have been contacted by Command Sergeant Major
DAVID I. BIRDSEY, US Army (Retired), a friend of
Shipmate
CPO STEVE STROYNY

who informed us that Steve had passed away.

CPO Steve Stroyny will be sadly missed by all.

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December 10, 2006

We were recently notified of the loss of our friend and
Shipmate

HAROLD HANDSCHEN

Harold passed away on Tuesday December 5, 2006.
Please go to Harold's page to view his obituary as posted
in the Asbury Park Press.

Hal will be sadly missed by all who attend the Lee Reunions.

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November 17, 2006

We were recently contacted by DANIEL DOODY, son of
Shipmate
ROY T. DOODY

who informed us that Roy had passed away on March 30, 2006.
Roy's page has been added to our roster section.

   

US Navy Drill Team performing in Norway
Our US Navy Ceremonial Guard Silent Drill Team was invited
to compete in an International Tattoo in Norway.
The Navy competed against military units from all over
NATO and won first place.
Once you see the video you'll understand why they won.