Lives of Our Sailors

 Grover (Bud) Petitt – Police Officer in the Sheldon Police Department for 25 years

He served as Assistant Chief of Police for 19.5 years
Bud retired in June 1987

Bud - Sheriff - Final

Bud and Darlene (2011)

Bud & Darlene Petitt - FinalDarlene passed in August 2014
Bud crossed the bar in December 2014

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Walter (Duke) and Linda Stow

Walter (Duke) and Linda Stowe

Duke crossed the bar in February 2013

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Ed, Margaret Hagerty
(Top L to R) Juanita and John (daughter-in-law/son),
and Bridget (daughter)
Brookfield Reunion (October 2012)

Ed Hagerty and Family

Ed crossed the bar in June 2013
Margaret passed in April 2017

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Alexander (Chick) Zuckerman and (daughter) Helene (2013)

Alex (Chick) Zuckerman - Final

Alexander (Chick) – crossed the bar in January 2017

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 Joseph and Joan McQuade

Joseph and Joan McQuadejpg

 Joseph and Joan / November 2011

Joseph and Joan McQuade - November 2011

Joan passed in May 2013
Joseph crossed the bar in December 2013

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Troy Landry and his grandfather Clyde Andrew Corbello

Troy Landry and Grandfather Clyde Andrew Corbello

Clyde crossed the bar in December 2008

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William Armond Muse – High School Graduation

William Armond Muse - High School Graduation

USS Gambier Bay – Radio Room

William Armond Muse - M.M. U.S.S. Gambier Bay Radio Room

William was KIA

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William (Bill) Edmunds

 Edmunds Family at Christmas – 1980s

Bill crossed the bar in May 1997

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Paul and Jayne LaRocco – Wedding Day / May 16, 1946

Wedding - 1946

Paul and Jayne in Subic Bay, Philippines – 1948

Dad - Mom - Subic Bay, Philippines - 1948 Final

Jayne passed in June 1988
Paul crossed the bar in January 1991

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(Robin) Etheridge Allen

 Letter from President Roosevelt

(Robin) Etheridge Allen was KIA

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Patrick and Vivian Akers – 1944

Patrick - Vivian Akers - 1944

Patrick crossed the bar in September 2009

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Clyde and Winnie Gunsallus (1960s)

Clyde and Wife

Winnie passed in July 1996
Clyde crossed the bar in July 2014

Sheryl, Clyde, Shirley, and Dan Gunsallus (December 2013)

Clyde and Family

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Jesse Hobbs Day was a Band Leader and Trumpet Player in Waco, Texas
Jesse Hobbs Day - Bugle - 1

Jesse-Hobbs-Day-Later

Jesse crossed the bar in October 1997

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Owen Wheeler and his daughter, Jennifer
Taffy III 70th Anniversary Reunion Luncheon – October 25, 2014

Owen and Jennifer

Owen crossed the bar in October 2014

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The Ring Family – October 2014 / Taffy III Reunion

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Steve Ring, Mike Ring, Nancy Ring, Clete, June and Charles Drott
Clete crossed the bar in February 2017

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Robert A. Belcoure
Home Town of Detroit, Michigan / May 1940

Belcoure - May 1940 - Detroit - Michigan

July 1968

Belcoure - July 1968

Robert crossed the bar in July 1968

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James and Josephine Sanders – Christmas (date unknown)
James and Josephine Sanders

Josephine passed in 1960
James crossed the bar in February 1974

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James (Jimmy) and Catherine (Kay) DeBerardinis
Ossining, New York – September 1965

Jimmy and Catherine (Kay)

Jimmy crossed the bar in 1980

DeBerardinis Family
Ossining, New York – 1964
DeBerardinis Family

Bottom (L to R):  Anne, Peter, Kay, Jimmy
Top (L to R):  Jim Teresa, Joanne, John

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 Art Jennings – 2008

Art - 2008

Art crossed the bar in September 2014

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Allen R. (Johnny) Janz and daughter, Joni Janz Peterson
Summer 2014

Johnny crossed the bar in March 2015

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Murray Brown
Philippines Trip – 1977
Murray - Return from Philippines
Murray Brown (Left) and Bud Pettitt (Right)
USS Gambier Bay/VC-10 Reunion (Date Unknown)

Murray and Bud

Bud crossed the bar in December 2014

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Ricciardi Family

Ricciardi FamilyTop Row:  Vincent, Kristen, Sebastian, Bernadette, Nuzio, Breanna
Bottom Row: Teresa and Vincent
Vincent crossed the bar on April 8, 2016

 

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Wedding Day for Bill (Joseph) and Betty Patterson
May 21, 1943
Bill and Betty - 5.21.1942

Bill and Betty Patterson (date unknown)

Bill and Betty

Joseph (Bill) crossed the bar in July 1998

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Norm and Vivian St. Germain
Wedding Photo – June 8, 1946

Vivian passed in November 2016 

Norm and Viv – October 1997

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 Jim and Fay Ball

Jim crossed the bar in May 2015

The Ball Family – 1961

Back Row:  Jimmy, Steve, Jeff, and Larry
Front Row:  Jim, Fay, and Beverly

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Vernon Fredenburgh (Date Unknown)

Vernon Fredenburgh - Jeans - Current

Presidential Memorial Certificate

Vernon crossed the bar on December 13, 2008

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Joseph and Gloria Brown

Joseph Solomon Brown (2007) Joseph Solomon Brown - 1 Older

Joseph crossed the bar in October 2009
Gloria passed in February 2011

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Roger and Florence Paulson / Date Unknown

Roger and Florence - Not Wedding

Roger crossed the bar in 2010
Florence passed in November 2001

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Wedding Photo of Chester and Rosemary Richie
Martin Richie, Chester Richie, Rosemary Richie, Margie Richie – 1943

Chester Richie - Wedding Photo - 1943

Chester crossed the bar in September 1990

Chester, Rosemary, and Larry Richie (Merchant Marine)
St. Paul, Minnesota – December 1944

Rosemary (Richie) Wood – passed in November 1983

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John and Georgia Tovrea – 1968

Tovrea - 1John crossed the bar in April 1978
Georgia crossed the bar in September 1984

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Joseph and Doris Green
Wedding Day
Joseph - Doris Green - Wedding

Joseph crossed the bar in February 1996

Joseph (L) and his brother Vernon 

Joseph (L) - Vernon Green

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Weldon H. Sparrow
Receiving the Purple Heart

Weldon Sparrow - Medal of Honor

Weldon crossed the bar in November 2003

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Howard Ray Reynolds (Dates Unknown)

Howard crossed the bar in August 1983

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John and Mary Stewart
Wedding Photo – 1942

John Stewart – 2017

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John Robert LeMaire (Date Unknown)

Photo submitted by his nephew, George LeMaire
John was KIA

 

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Stuart Allen Walker, Daniel Rocco Natale, Leslie Lavell Norris
Date / Location Unknown

Photo submitted by Mary Manuppella, daughter of Daniel Rocco Natale
Daniel crossed the bar in July 2008
Stewart Allen Walker crossed the bar in September 1995

 

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