TAPS Prior to 1990
FS 8611 Taps
Submitted by David A. Deemer
Eugene Parsons died in January 2001. He had reenlisted in the ASA in 1947 and was at Herzo Base. Units were:
Gene's death was confirmed by his daughter to John McCormack on 10JA01, and had, apparently, occurred several days earlier. (John had earlier referred me to Gene for unit info. When I was unable to contact him, John tried, but got the message from Gene's daughter.)
There is a very long and interesting article by Gene Parsons posted on the Herzo Survivor site and it is available for download. It covers his six years at Herzo. I think I have also seen it on another Herzo site, posted there after his death.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND GA - Kenneth Wyverne Painter, 67, died Jan. 27 2001 at home.
He was born in Monmouth, Ill., lived in Albany most of his life and on St. Simons Island the past six years. He was a graduate of Monmouth College and had been employed with Clinton Corn Processing, Clinton, Iowa, and Merck and Co., Flint River Plant, Albany. He was a member of American Chemical Society and the local section councilor of various national committees, Live Oak Gardens Club co-president, St. Simons Beautification Council, Holy Spirit Conference Committee, Men's Life, Walk to Emmaus, Kairos of Georgia Pilot Class. He was a master gardener and a member of St. Simons United Methodist Church.
He was Volunteer of the Year in 1998, Fort Frederica. He served with the Army, Korean conflict with the Army Security Agency. He was the first local lay director of Walk to Emmaus in 1986.
SURVIVORS: his wife, Sandra Painter of St. Simons Island; a daughter, Kim Jacklin of Mesa, Ariz.; a son, Sam Painter of Augusta; a sister, Marilyn Painter Peters of Eldorado Hills, Calif.; five grandchildren and several cousins, nephews and aunts.
Magner, Gary E., 64, retired Army security agency employee and Boeing Wichita security guard, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001. Service 10 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Haysville.
Survivors: wife, Phyllis; sons, Gary, Robert both of Wichita; daughter, Teresa Rosendale of Hesston; brothers, Ronald of Drumwright, Okla., Duane of Ponca City, Okla.; sister, Sharon Drake of Ponca City; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Resthaven Mortuary.
Lawrence C. Mirage (ASA/Chitose 64-66) passed away 11 February 2001. Wife Rose lives at 42 Melville Lane, Willingboro, NJ 08046-2911.
BORDERS, DON WYATT passed away February 11, 2001 at Zale-Lipshy Hospital, Dallas, Texas. He was born March 3, 1938 and was raised in Waco, Texas. He graduated from Tech University with an Electrical Engineering degree. He served in the U. S. Army. He was a long time contract employee for Fujitsu and Volt Technical Services. He is survived by his wife, Marcia Borders; daughter, Brandy Borders and son, Brad Borders; Brother, Jon R. Borders of Austin, TX; Uncle, Elliott Dunlap of Marshall, Texas and several cousins, many dear friends; and his beloved pet, Barkley. Note: Don was a TUSLOG Det 27 vet, 1960-61. A memorial page for him has been set up for him. Click here to view it.
LTC Wade G. Barton Jr, 73, passed away February 21, 2001. He attended the Army Language School and, upon completion, was assigned to ASA at Fort Meade and then Fort Devens. He was CO of the 4th USASA Operations Compnay at Kagnew Station (57-60). After Asmara, he was sent back to Fort Devens then to Fort Meade, and then to Seoul, Korea. His last assignment was at Arlington Hall Station.
DALLAS -- Louis Edward Temple, 76, of Richardson, Texas, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Dallas. He was born Dec. 31, 1934, at Shreveport, La., to Thomas Tillman and Blanch Ann (Pruitt) Temple. He was raised at Pittsburg and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1953. He received a bachelor of science degree in business adminstration from Pittsburg State University in 1960.
Mr. Temple served in the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1955 to 1958. He woked at Phillips Petroleum at Kansas City from 1960 to 1969; Recognition Equipment at Kansas City from 1969 to1972, Irving from 1972 to 1982; Intercom at Allen, Texas, from 1982 to 1985 and Infoswitch from 1985 to 1987. He founded Flash Point Registers, Inc. in 1993.
Mr. Temple was a member of Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, Richardson Chamber of Commerce and Sigma Tau Gamma. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Temple, of Richardaon; a son, Brett A. Temple of Richardson; a brother, Thomas Tillman Temple II of Clemmons, N.C.; two nieces; a nephew and two goddaughters.
HANSEN, DON NORMAN "Y.D.", 49, of Brooksville, died Monday (Feb. 12, 2001) at H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center. Born in Audubon, Iowa, he came here 11 years ago from Fort Lauderdale. He served three years in Thailand with the Army Security Agency during the Vietnam War. After his military service, he worked on government contracts in Thailand, Greenland, Ethiopia and the Sinai. He currently was employed as an operations manager for Qwest, Tampa, He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 8713 and past commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars #4271, both of Brooksville. He was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Ann B.; his parents, Orville and Ruth Jean, Audubon; a brother, Max Peter, Plano, Texas; and a sister, Ann Chambers, Elk Horn, Iowa. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.
Leo Sisneros (ASA/Chitose 62-65) passed away 28 March 2001. Wife Maria lives at 7304 Centennial St., Fountain, Colorado 80817-1353.
Juan A. “Marty” Martinez, 65, of San Angelo died Friday, March 23, 2001, in a local nursing home.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 26, in Robert Massie Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry Trevino officiating. Military graveside service will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.
Marty was born Feb. 14, 1936, in San Antonio to Thomas and Anita Martinez. He graduated from Laner High School in San Antonio. He was an electronic warfare/signal intelligence chief for 11 years and a military policeman for 18 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1980, retiring as a SGM after 26 years. Marty married Anna Romo on July 3, 1957, in San Antonio.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Anna Martinez of San Angelo; a son, Mike Martinez of San Angelo; daughters, Ana Martinez and Claudia Padilla and husband, Frank, both of Arlington; a brother, Leo Miera and wife, Mei, of San Antonio; father-in-law, Miguel Padilla of Dallas; grandchildren, Elianna and Adam Padilla; cousins, Carrie Haynes, Helen Morales, Lydia Romo, Carlos Bayroktor, and Janie Garza; and nephew, Kyle Miera.
Howard G. Shea, Jr., 59, of 228 Providence Street, died Sunday March 4 2001, at home after an illness. He leaves a son, Craig G. Shea of Webster; two daughters, Andrea G. Magnan and Erika K. Shea both of Auburn, a brother, Michael P. Shea of Worcester; three sisters, Barbara Quinn and Dorothy Tomaiolo both of Worcester, and Eleanor Moss of Millbury; his former wife, Sally A. (Sareault) Shea of Auburn; four grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Born in Worcester, son of Howard G. and Eleanor (Rotolo) Shea he graduated from Worcester Boys Trade, he later moved to Sutton and Auburn, before returning to Worcester in 1982.
Mr. Shea was a machinist at Norton Company in Worcester for many years, before he retired in 1982. He had previously worked for Rockwood Sprinkler in Worcester. He served in the United States Army where he was a member of the Army Security Agency.
102nd ASA Veteran Tom P. Murray passed away 10 March 2001. Tom was the Treasurer of the 102nd ASA Alumni Group for about the first six years of its existence.
Roger Fling, age 64, veteran of 302nd, 318th, and 183rd at Herzo Base (late '56 to Dec '59) died on April 3, 2001 and was buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Bloomington, MN. His wife can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAVIS Ronald E. Davis, 58, died April 13, 2001 at Mt. Carmel West Hospital. He was employed by Sanese Coffee Services and a Vietnam Army Veteran, Intelligence Corps. He was a member of American Legion Post #0187, Marian Council #3864 Knights of Columbus, and Christ the King Church. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kathryn A. Davis; parents, Gene and Mary Davis; sister, Mary Anne (Baha) Erturk; brothers, Mike (Norma) Davis, Jim (B.J.) Davis, John (Avis) Davis, Dick Davis, and Mike Gorman; nephews, Adem (Katie) and Erol Erturk, Matthew and Christopher Davis; nieces, Bailey, Kelsey, Stacy, and Julie Davis; and John Sweeten; aunts and uncles, Bill (Millie) Davis, (Jean) Sybil Foster, Gloria Martin, Phyllis Roh; mother-in-law, Phyllis Scholl; brother-in-law, Michael (Marcie) Scholl; sister-in-law, Kris (Jim) Thomas; nephew, Adam DeLong; nieces, Jill Riley, Maddie, Miranda, Mollie, and Michaela Scholl. He was predeceased by father-in-law Merle R. Scholl. Family will receive friends Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI FUNERAL HOME, 1068 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio. Friends and family will meet for Mass of Christian Burial 12:10 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 132 S. High St., Lancaster, Ohio. Father Don Franks celebrant. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. "To everything there is a season."
Baker D. Springfield, 8610 DU (Kyoto Japan) vet, passed away in April 2001. No further details.
Ron Fingr, 8610 DU (Kyoto Japan) vet, passed away in April 2001. No further details.
Larry W. Freeman passed away from a heart attack on April 22, 2001. Larry had served with Operations Co., Kagnew Station during 1958-1960.
Robert Dean Keating, 50, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at his Stillwater home. He was born Nov. 11, 1950, in Barnard, Kan. to Robert and Thelma (Hickle) Keating. He attended schools in the Barnard and Lincoln, Kan. areas. He served in the Army Security Agency and the Army Reserves.
He received his B.A. in English/journalism from Fort Hays State University in Kansas and received his M.S. in agricultural education from Oklahoma State University. He married Sharon Edna Schonthaler in 1972. The couple had two children, Lori Joelle and Brent Daran Keating. The marriage ended in divorce. He married Janice Renee DeMoss in 1995. This marriage ended in divorce.
He had been employed as the associate editor and managing editor of the High Plains Journal in Dodge City, Kan. and the managing editor of the press section for Agricultural Information Services at OSU. He was a member of the Agricultural Communicators in Education professional organization. He was a member of Sunnybrook Christian Church.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Michael Keating. Survivors include his son and daughter; a granddaughter, Scholar Rachel Keating; sisters, Janice Shirley, of Colorado, and Joyce Tolls, of Abilene, Kan.; a brother, Marvin Keating and his wife, Charlotte, of Minneapolis, Kan.; and seven nieces and four nephews.
COL Morton A. Rubin passed away at 91 on 6 April 2001. He had been living in Modesto, CA. He ws Chief, ASA Pacific (ASAPAC) in Tokyo at the onset of the Korean War, moving subsequently to General MacArthur's staff where he served as an intelligence briefing officer to the CinC. Earlier, among his ASA assignments, he was responsible for selection of Fort Devens as the new home for the ASA Training Center and School when it relocated from Carlisle Barracks.
The graveside service for George Alfred Gregory Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eagle Point National Cemetery Interment Shelter. Chaplain Earl Best of Providence Medford Medical Center Hospice will officiate.
Mr. Gregory, 69, of Prospect, died Friday (April 13, 2001) at Providence Medford Medical Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to Prospect Search and Rescue, P.O. Box 35, Prospect, OR 97536. He was born July 18, 1931, in Bath, Pa., a son of George and Ellen Gregory. On Feb. 17, 1954, in Bethesda, Md., he married Regina (Len) Lenhausen, who died in 1986.
Mr. Gregory served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and the Vietnam War, achieving the rank of chief warrant officer 3. While serving in the Army and working for the National Security Agency, he became an expert in cryptography. He retired from the Army in 1969 after 21 years. He received a Bronze Star and numerous other medals, including the National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster.
He moved to the Rogue Valley in 1969 after retiring from the Army and returned to school, majoring in American and world history. He received a teaching degree from what is now Southern Oregon University. He lived in the Rogue Valley until 1980. He then resided in Florida, Hawaii, and in the Yukon Territory for a brief period before returning to the Rogue Valley in the 1990s. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3282 in Florida and Post 6184 in Eagle Point, the American Legion Post 0470 in Eagle Point and the Southern Oregon Historical Society.
Mr. Gregory was an avid outdoorsman and Internet user. He enjoyed hunting morels, coin collecting and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include three daughters, Regina Horton, Ashland, Cheryl StockeBrand, Prospect, and Denise Poole, Portland; a son, George A. III, Klamath Falls; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Palmer Smith; and two sisters, Florence Witman and Grace Wucter.
"LT" Lee McCormick, NASAA member and ASA vet (HAM callsign W7QWC), passed away May 4 2001. Lee retired as Chief Engineer of radio station KINK in 1998. He was 64.
"A funeral mass was held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Portland. He was born April 17, 1937 in Portland, graduated from Benson High School, served in the U.S. Army Security Agency, and worked for radio stations KGW, KEX, and KINK.
He is survived by his sister Nancy Fazzolari. Internment in Willamette National Cemetary. Remembrances to Animal Aid, Inc. [503-796-9170]
Details on Lee's Military career submitted by email@example.com:
Basic Training - Fort Ord - 1959; Tech Training - Fort Devens 1959/60; MOS 345.1 - Fixed Cryptographic Equipment Repair. Duty Stations: - 3rd USASA Fld Sta, Futema/Sobe, Okinawa - 1960/62. Rank at ETS: - Sp/5
Gunard Hill Jr. of Centreville died Friday. He was 54.
He served with the Army Security Agency and later worked at Prudential Insurance Company.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gunard B. Hill; a sister, Valema Hill; a brother, Maurice R. Hill; and a child, Eleanor A. Hill. He is survived by his wife, Cleo A. Hill; his mother, Eleanor T. Hill; four children: Linda Cherry, Keith A. Hill, Virginia R. Robinson and Tiffany A. Hill; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation was held Sunday at Lee Funeral Home, 8521 Sudley Road in Manassas. Burial will take place Wednesday in New Bern, N.C.
T. Victor Odom, 54, a resident of Chattanooga, died Monday, April 16, 2001.
He was a Protestant and a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served as a specialist in the Army Security Agency. He was a graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., and a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee. Mr. Odom was employed as an accountant at Brach Confections.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thommy and Louise Conner Odom; and a sister, Carolyn Odom.
Survivors include his wife, Doris M. Odom; one son, John O'Keefe Odom; one daughter, Jennifer Odom; one sister, Janice Pate, all of Chattanooga; several aunts and uncles and cousins.
Thank you for notifying me of the NASAA web site and your kindness in Honoring my husband, 1SG Roy Edward Winters, Jr.
Here is a tribute to 1SG Roy Edward Winters, Jr, from his wife, Barbara Ann Winters, and children Kim Arlene (Winters) Riley, Roy Edward Winters III and Friederich Wilhelm Winters.
Roy Winters enlisted in the U.S.Army in January 1952. He was selected to be in the Army Security Agency at that time. He never left ASA, was a member till he died. The Trust of the ASA was never broken. Roy retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years, 6 months and 5 days of service. Throughout his military career, he received no disciplinary action, he was a good soldier.
Roy Winters was stationed at:
Roy and I were married for 45 years and had 3 children. Kim, Roy III, and Fred; 9 Grandchildren and 2 Great-grandsons. He was a family man, a good teacher and leader of his children. Taught and lead with strength and Love. Was a most loving Husband and I loved, adored and respected him. He died April 29, 2001, after 18 months in the care of Hospice Society, he had emphysema. He was a baptized Christian, and was prepared to meet his Lord. He died peacefully in his sleep, at home, and went with God. Roy was loved and adored by all his family. His youngest Grandson, 3 1/2 year old, William, talks of his Grandpa often still, as they were good friends. I took a lovely picture of them, on one of the visits of Fred and his family. It is a prizewinner.
We have one grown Grandson, E-5 Steven Craig Riley II, in the U.S.Navy, Submarine Corp. Stationed in Seattle Washington. He was on a Nuclear Submarine, a Missile Tech, and had a clearance as high as his Grandfather Winters. Roy loved Steve, so proud of him, and all he accomplished. They were good friends. Steve misses his Grandpa a lot.
Retired CWO Marion "Al" Hamman passed away on 18 May 2001. Al served numerous tours as a Detachment V outstation WOIC.
David Lee Post, 50, a resident of Wichita Falls for 20 years, died Monday, May 7, 2001, in Wichita Falls. Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home with the Rev. Dannie Gwinn, New Covenant Church, officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Mr. Post was born Nov. 5, 1950, in Hammand, Ind. He was retired from the U.S. Army Security Agency.
Survivors include a daughter, Tobie Wadyka and her husband Donald of Houston; a son, Kristoffer Post of Norfolf, Va.; two brothers, Skip Post and his wife Debbie of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Terry Post of Graham; a sister, Heather Ols and her husband Scott of Graham; three grandchildren, Brock, Madison and Jeremy Wadyka; numerous nieces and nephews; and a companion, Judy Lane of Wichita Falls.
Cletus J. Doolittle, 76, of Floral Park, died on May 6, 2001. He was past Grand Knight of Council #2345, past District Deputy of Floral Park, past president of the Floral Park Little League, past president of CSCA Dept. of Probation and a member of the American Legion of Floral Park. He was a long time NOC with ASA Detachment V. Husband of Mary. Father of Margaret, George, Kevin and James. Grandfather of seven. Great-grandfather of four. Also survived by four sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. The family was cared for by the Thomas F. Dalton Funeral Home, Floral Park. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Hedwig's RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery. Donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
LTC Leo Phair (retired) passed away 19 May 2001. He was 78. Leo was a veteran of various ASA units to include those at Heilbronn and Bamberg (332 CRC)
Larry Grimshaw passed away May 9th, 2001. He was NCOIC of D/F station at Field Station 8612, Chitose, Japan, 1950 - 1954.
Joseph H. Greenberg, an eminent linguist and classifier of the world's languages, died on May 7 2001 in Stanford, Calif. He was 85. The cause was cancer. Attracted at first to a career in music (he had perfect pitch and might have been a professional pianist), he decided while a student at Columbia University to become a social anthropologist. He did field work on the religion of the Hausa- speaking people of West Africa, receiving his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1940.
He spent the war years in the Army Signal Intelligence Service, mostly decoding Italian signals, and on returning to academic life decided his true interest was in linguistics. He returned to Columbia and remained from 1948 to 1962, becoming chairman of the department of anthropology. He then moved to Stanford, where he spent the rest of his career. Though he retired in 1985, he continued working until a few months before his death.
Dr. Greenberg is survived by his wife, Selma, and by a sister, Barbara Weissbard of Las Vegas.
Robert (Bob) Durbin passed away suddenly, possible due to heart problems. He was an ASA vet that served at Hakata. He is survived by his wife, Junko Durbin, (912) 876-4055.
John J. Larkin, 86, passed away on 1 June 2001 in Brevard County, Florida. He spent 30 years with the National Security Agency and was a veteran with service in the Pacific during WWII. he is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara. Donations may be made in his memory to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, PO Box 1682, Fort G.G. Meade, MD 20755-9998.
CWO Perley R. Wiggin died 19 June 2001 from cancer complications. He had served several tours as aon outstation commander with Detachment V, in addition to many other ASA assignments both as a Chief Warrant Officer and NCO. He was the 1st Sgt of 330th CRC circa 1952-1953. Condolences may be forwarded to his widow at 11931 Cedar Grey Dr., San Antonio, TX 78249-2445.
ST. MICHAELS - Stephen D. Hilderbrand, 59, died Wednesday morning, June 20, 2001 after a valiant battle with cancer. Born in North Carolina, Steve had a passion for travel that led him to a distinguished, 21-year career in the U.S. Army, during which time he was decorated among other awards with the Meritorious Service Award (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. He retired a Sergeant Major Select and continued his service in the government sector for another 15 years as an engineering specialist with the National Security Agency. Awards included Special Performance, letters of appreciation, and the Defense Meritorious Service Award. A certified electronics technician, he was granted Senior Technical Track Member by the Engineering and Career Science Panel. A resident of St. Michaels since 1995, he is survived by his wife, Susan; his children, Greg, Kristen, and Stephen; his sister, Bonnie Stearns; and his three brothers, Tony, Ted, and Samuel. Friends of the family may pay respects on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Harrison E. Leonard Funeral Home in St. Michaels. A memorial service with military honors will be conducted next week at Fort Meade. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Talbot Hospice Foundation, 586 Cynwood Dr., Easton, Md. 21601, the National Cancer Institute, or the Old Soldiers' Home, Washington.
Glenn Bollard, member of the ASA Korea Group, died on June 21, 2001. Glenn lived in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Noah Beckner passed away June 21, 2001. His final resting place is the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.
Age 64 of Wilmington, DE died Sunday, June 24, 2001 at home. George worked 35 years for John G. Merkel & Sons as a sales representative, retiring in 1995. After retirement, he worked for Hannah's Pharmaceutical Supply Company until his passing. He enlisted in the US Army in 1956 and served 3 years in the Army Security Agency division. He is survived by wife of 44 years, Mary F. Griscom Dunlop; his sister, Mary Kay Schauer and her husband Ron of Ottawa, IL; his niece and 3 nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at the DOHERTY FUNERAL HOME, 3200 Limestone Rd., Pike Creek on Friday June 29 at 12 noon, where friends may call after 10 am. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Rd., Newark, DE 19713. www.dohertyfh.com
INGLESIDE - Joe Richard "Dickie" Sykes, a veteran who served in the Army Security Agency, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6386, the Disabled American Veterans, the Aransas Pass Masonic Lodge and Ingleside Moose Lodge, died June 14, 2001. He was 59.
Survivors include his mother, Millie Hurley of Ingleside; a sister, Sharon Sykes of San Antonio; a stepbrother, Harvey Hurley of Roswell, N.M.; and a stepsister, Harriet Daniell of Roswell.
William Pou Herlong Jr., 68, of Columbia died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Herlong was born May 26, 1933, in Paxville, S.C., to William Pou and Varnie McLeod Herlong.
He married Barbara Morton on July 5, 1959, in Warren, R.I., and she survives.
He served in the Army Security Agency from 1956-58 and attained the rank of first lieutenant. . Bill was Detachment KII commander at Mahring West Germay in 1957/58.
He received a bachelor's degree in economics from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C.
He was manager of Crawford and Co. Insurance Adjusters and retired in 1991. He was a member of Community United Methodist Church and Missouri Quarterback Club and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
Survivors also include two daughters, Jill McCallie of Fulton and Joy Boan of Overland Park, Kan.; a brother, Don Herlong of Sumter, S.C.; five sisters, Varnie Mae Rodwell of Charleston, S.C., Gloria Lewis of Sumter, S.C., Beverly Nettles of Lake City, S.C., Catherine Ard of Manning, S.C., and Freddie Lynn Crymes of Charleston, S.C.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
Memorials are suggested to Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65203 or Missouri Heart Institute Foundation, 1701 E. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65201.
Bob Davis, a ASA veteran of Korea, passed away 29 June 2001. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to his widow and family at: Mrs Peggy Davis, 198 Dixon Circle, Fayetteville, GA 30215-6820.
Submitted by: Gavin Rogers (David's son)
"Master Sergeant David Sterling Rogers (Ret.) passed away in Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 24, 2001 after a long bout with prostate cancer. In his last few years he was a proud member of NASAA and considered it a great honor to assist the organization in the dedication of Roy Benevidez Park in Colorado Springs. His family thanks you sincerely for the plaque that was dedicated in David Rogers' honor by NASAA -- unfortunately it reached us just immediately after he passed away, but I'm certain he would've appreciated it as well.
"David Rogers spent the vast majority of his 26-plus years in the Army as a 98-series linguist and was rightly proud of his many accomplishments. These accomplishments included time served as a member of TAREX, the DLI Russian men's choir, and Russian folk ensemble, not to mention as a team leader for a year's worth of Crazy Cat missions in the skies over Vietnam and convincing a busload of GIs that he was a "genuine" German Red Army terrorist during an exercise outside of Herzo base. However, intel was only one facet of his life. He was an amateur rally car racer, the president of Munich's German-American Wanderfreunde (volksmarching club), and an accomplished teacher of the social sciences. Furthermore, he was the longtime president of his synagogue, Beit Adonai, and pillar of the local Messianic Jewish community in which he taught Hebrew classes, and Jewish ethics and law. In short, Master Sergeant David S. Rogers was a spook, a teacher, and a Jewish believer -- all things he was proud of."
John B. Johnson, a former ASA NCO, died of kidney failure and associated complications on 29 July 2001. His family may be contact at 95 Essex Avenue, Rumford, ME 04276-1641
Submitted by Gary Yonts
SFC Thomas H. Mullis, career ASA noncom and resident of the Georgia War Veterans Homs, died in July 2001. He was 85.
Yoshikazu Yamada, or Yosh as he was known by his family and friends, was born in Honokaa on the big island of Hawaii in 1915. He died 12 July 2001.
He was drafted into the U.S. Army in April 1941, trained for service in the medical corps, and sent overseas to the Philippines with the 5th Air Base Group. He found himself in the middle of a shooting war shortly thereafter. During combat, he sustained a broken back and was transported to a hospital in Sidney, Australia, on the last plane before the invasion of the Philippines by the Japanese troops in April 1942.
After his recovery, he was assigned to the newly formed Allied Translators and Interpreters Section in Australia. In March, 1944, he and another Nisei, George "Sankey" Yamashiro joined a group of translators to decipher a captured Japanese document found at sea by Filipino guerrillas when Japanese planes were shot down. Both Japanese and American historians believe this turned out to be one of the most important documents captured during the war. The captured document, the now famous Z Plan, unveiled the machinations of the Japanese Navy in the Marianas and spelled out the then current status and projected plans of the Japanese Navy. It is believed that the translation of the Z Plan led directly to U.S. Naval victories known as the " Great Marianas Turkey Shoot,' and was a turning point in the war.
Normally such top secret documents are translated by officers, but a exception was made in this case. Both Yosh and George Sankey were enlisted men who were promoted the next day to Warrant Officer without explanation and later promoted to Second Lieutenant. The mission was kept secret for many years until Joseph Harrington briefly outlined the mission in his book YANKEE SAMURAI in 1979 after talking to the two translators and other Nisei who were serving in Australia. In 1997, after 50 years, Yosh was awarded The Legion of Merit by the United States Army. His fellow translator, George Sankey received his medal posthumously.
At the end of the war, Yosh went to Japan with the first Occupation Troops to enter the defeated country. Yosh enjoyed telling the story of how he met the famous Japanese print artist, Hattori Aritsune, whose work he admired for many years. He sought him out in Tokyo immediately upon his arrival and said "Teach me all there is to know about multi-colored Japanese prints." and the artist replied, "You Americans, you come here and want to learn in one day what Japanese artists have worked to develop for 2000 years!" but gave him lessons on the spot and Yosh left saying he would return. Much to his regret he was not able to resume instruction because a few days later, the U.S. Army declared the infamous artists' district Aritsune was living in off-limits to American GIs.
After being mustered out of the Army in 1945, Yosh returned to the Midwest and took advantage of the GI Bill of Rights to continue his education. He earned his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at Purdue University in 1950.
Richard Bucks Mosser, 79, a retired Army colonel and consultant who served in intelligence functions and commanded an intelligence training school in Massachusetts, died July 31 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He had non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Col. Mosser, who lived in Annandale, served during World War II and in the Korean and Vietnam wars. During 34 years in the Army, he was assigned to the Signal Intelligence Service, which became the Army Security Agency and later the Army Intelligence and Security Command. His overseas tours also included Austria, Germany and Ethiopia. Col. Mosser was born in Reading, Pa. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland and the Command and General Staff College.
His honors included four Legions of Merit, a Bronze Star and five Army Commendation Medals.
After he retired from the Army in 1976, Col. Mosser worked for Kuras-Alterman Corp., a defense management consulting firm.
It was acquired by Mantech International, where he was a technical writer and chief of the intelligence and electronic warfare division. He retired as vice president in 1986.
Col. Mosser was an elder and committee chair at First Presbyterian Church of Annandale, moderator of National Capital Presbytery and chair of the Council of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. He served on allocation committees of the United Way and volunteered with the Fairfax Symphony.
His first wife, Gladys Baer Mosser, died in 1988 after 45 years of marriage.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Shubinski-Mosser of Annandale; five children from his first marriage, David Mosser of Lutz, Fla., Jeanne Sclater of Annandale, Donald Mosser of Centreville, Joanne Barden of Greensboro, N.C., and Janice Brotherton of Ashburn; two stepdaughters, Barbara Shubinski of Iowa City and Carol Shubinski of West Hartford, Conn.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Detachment V, Unit 10 veteran Billy Stryker passed away on 28 July 2001. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to his widow, Mrs. Gloria Stryker, 910 S. Ave M, Clifton, TX 76634-2332.
SAN ANGELO — Ronald S.P. Keister Sr., 58, died Monday, July 2, 2001, at his residence. Service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Robert Massie Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Keister of San Angelo; daughters, Dawn P. Keister of Nampa, Idaho, Mary Ann Ray of San Antonio and Michele O’Bryan of Fort Carson, Colo.; and son, Ronald Keister Jr. of Lubbock.
Ron was a 98C. He served at Goodfellow and at FS Augsburg. He retired as an SFC.
HAVERHILL -- Robert C. DeMarco, 52, died July 6th, 2001 at home.
Born in Haverhill, he graduated from Haverhill High School. He received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Mr. DeMarco served in the Army with the 8th Special Forces Airborne Group and 1st Special Action Force in Fort Gulick, Canal Zone, from 1966 to 1969. He then transferred to reserve duty serving with the 505th Army Security Agency, Fort Devens.
During his service he was adviser to the Latin American military and paramilitary personnel for special operations, and at times he was attached to the State Department. He graduated from Fort Clayton, Canal Zone, in chemical, biological and radiational warfare training.
Mr. DeMarco was also a radio operator working with a hand-picked team to hunt down Ernesto "Che" Guevara and Cuban insurgents with Central Intelligence and the State Department. He was awarded the Army Achievement Medal and earned the Parachute Qualification Badge.
He was a member of Masonic Temple A.F. & F.M. He was a member of All Saints Parish.
He leaves daughters Rebecca and Robin of Bristol, N.H.; parents Joseph E. and Ouida (Gailey) DeMarco, with whom he lived; aunt Edith M. DeSarbo of Fort Lauderdale, who cared for him; and several cousins.
Harold G. Westfall, an old time ASAer, passed away in Tucson AZ on 27 August 2001, shortly after the removal of a cancerous lung. Harold served tours with the 60th Signal in Korea, a couple of tours at Two Rock Ranch and a tour in the Philippines during the mid-fifties. He retired in the 60s.
John R. Miller passed away on August 1st or 2nd, 2001. He went peacefully in his sleep. He had been in poor health for some time. John was a DF type with ASA and was a MSG at Fort Devens in the early 1970's. He went to Augsburg in 1973. He retired as a CSM at FS-San Antonio in the early 80's and had lived there since retirement.
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Harold L. Pond, Herzo 49-52, passed away in August 2001. Hal was the Pitcher for the championship Herzo baseball team.
Warren Beck passed away in early August 2001. He had served on active duty with ASA, retiring as a LTC, and had a second career as a senior grade civilian. He was a highly respected member of the Headquarters, ASA stafff. Warrne's wife, Mary Jane, died approximately a year ago. Interment was at Arlington with full military honors.
Edward Bailey Verge Jr., 69, a retired carpenter, died Sunday August 12, 2001 at his home in Malden. The cause was prostate cancer.
Edward was born and raised in Revere. After graduating from Revere High School in 1950, he enlisted in the Army. He served in the Army Security Agency (ASA) as a radio intercept operator during the Korean conflict. He rose to the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1954. He moved to Malden and founded Edward Verge & Son Contractors. In 1955 he married his high school sweetheart, Ann, and the two shared the next 46 years together.
Edward was a trustee and longtime member of the Christ United Methodist Church. He was also active with the Malden Historical Society, the Victorian Society, and the Friends of the Malden Public Library. He was an avid golfer.
Edward is survived by his wife Ann M. Verge, his son Robert E. Verge of Florida, and his daughter Lisa Verge-Higgins of New Jersey. He is also survived by three granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his father Edward B. Verge Sr., and his mother, Fanny Verge, both of Malden.
James B. Orr passed away August 17th from lymphoma and the effects of chemotherapy. James served with the Army Security Agency 1955-1958 as a Czech Linguist. He graduated from ALS in 1956 and served at various detachments in Germany, to include Det K11, 302nd ASA Bn and Det L1, 318th ASA Bn. After leaving the service he bacame a high school German teacher.
He is survived by sisters Ms. Janet Dahl and Ms. Susan Phillips of WI and one nephew.
Skip cross, retired WO and ASA Vet, passed away August 6, 2001, after suffering a massive heart attack and stroke. His wife and son, honoring his request to celebrate his life, held a sunset farewell with a band on the beach of St. Petersburg FL. He is survived by his wife Emmy and a son.
Jim Steelman, former 400th SOD (ASA) passed away on August 13th, 2001 after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Betty. Jim lived in Palm Bay, Florida. More details wil be posted when known.
WAYNESBORO, Va. - John R. Kemp, Jr., 70, of Waynesboro, VA, died Friday, August 31, 2001 at Avante Nursing Home of Waynesboro.
He was born November 5, 1930 in Danville, VA, son of the late John R. and Virginia Moorefield Kemp.
Mr. Kemp was a member of Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church, retired from Thiokol as a Director of Operations, Charter Member of Chapter 4393 AARP having served as Past President and District 3 Director, Charter Member of the Waynesboro High Noon Kiwanis Club, member and Past President of the Waynesboro Exchange Club, member of Friends of the Waynesboro Public Library, member of the Waynesboro Masonic Lee Lodge #209 A.F. & A.M. and was an Army Veteran and member of the Army Security Agency.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara W. Kemp; a son and daughter-in-law, John R., III and Judith C. Kemp of Atlanta, GA. and two grandchildren, Jason A. Kemp of Arlington, VA and Jessica A. Kemp of Atlanta.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Robinson, Less Harper, Clyde Roland, Jerry Layman, Tom Lowery, Bob Harry, Larry Talbott, Dr. Charles Pauly and Scott Johnson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Waynesboro First Aid Crew P.O. Box 1427 Waynesboro, VA 22980 or the Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church, Rt. 1 Box 300-A, Fisherville, VA 22939.
Captain Dennis Cross, New York City Fire Department, Battalion Chief of Battalion 57 died during the rescue attempt at the World Trade Center after the September 11th attack. Dennis was a Vietnam ASA vet, having served with the 3rd RRU during the early 1960s. Dennis was 60 years old and resided in Islip Terrace, N.Y.
Floyd was a veteran of 328th RR Vietnam. No further information available.
Major (Ret) Harold A. Mattson died of heart disease on September 14, 2001 in New Port Richey, FL at the age of 81. Harold spent his entire career in ASA and was a civilian Systems Analyst at AHS for a period after he retired in the 70s.
Charles "Scoot" Broach, FS 8608-Scheyern vet, passed away on 30 September 2001. Scoot played softball with FS 8608 and for years, along with his family, attended their reunions. His wife Annie resides in Monroe, GA.
Elbert (Mac) McDaniel passed away in September 2001 from colon cancer. Mac served several overseas outstation tours with Detachment V.
Thomas O. Staller '51, Kennett Square, Pa., Sept. 6, 2001. During the Korean War, he served in the Army Security Agency, where he specialized as a Russian interpreter. He worked in the claims division of Aetna Insurance Company. He is survived by his son, Paul O. Staller '78.
STEWART, FRANCIS C. Age 74, of Roseville, CA, died October 28, 2001 at Cameron Hospital resulting from auto accident in Angola, IN. Born June 10, 1927 to James and Barbara (Schueren) Stewart, deceased. A Veteran of Merchant Marines. He worked for the Army Security Agency for 30 years where he was a Supervisory Engineer. Survived by wife Kathryn (Mauser) Stewart - Roseville, CA (married Nov. 17, 1956); brother, WillIiam Stewart - Springfield, IL; 4 sisters, Ann Gregonis - Jessup, MD; Elizabeth Remaley - Ashland, PA; Grace Mehallow - O'Fallon, IL; Rose Bogikes - Alexandria, VA. Preceded in death by sister, Ethel Leibig. He got his undergraduate degree from George Washington University and he got his Masters Degree from University of Southern California for an Aeronautical Engineer. Funeral/memorial services pending. Arrangements by the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.
HURST - Frank Edward Rosentreter, 73, passed away Oct. 29, 2001, from cancer.
He was born Aug. 2, 1928, near Brandon in Hill County, Texas, the youngest son of Ben G. and Elsie Lehde Rosentreter. In 1943, the family moved to Carlsbad at Sanatorium, Texas, where he worked.
In 1949 he joined the Army and served during the Korean War. He received the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement. He then finished his military duty by serving in the Army Security Agency. In 1953 he worked for Crow Packing Co. in San Angelo as a butcher. He moved to Fort Worth in 1956 and retired from Kroger Grocers in 1992.
He married Dorthy Moore Jackson in 1961 in Fort Worth.
Survivors are his wife, Dorthy Rosentreter of Hurst; sons, Larry Scott Jackson Rosentreter of Watauga and Larry Don Jackson of Granbury; daughter, Janet Jackson Wiggins Snyder of Reno, Nev.; brother, Ben Rosentreter of La Vaca County; sisters, Floy Maberry of Midland, Gladys Shaw of San Angelo and Ruby Smith of Possum Kingdom Lake and Haltom City.
He was predeceased by his parents and oldest brother, Jesse Rosentreter of Miami.
Warren D. Anderson, 81, of Edina, Minn., professor emeritus of Comparative Literature, died Oct. 12 2001 in Minneapolis. During World War II, he worked in Australia, translating Japanese codes in the U.S. Signal Intelligence Service, reaching the rank of technician 3rd grade. After the war, he became a 2nd lieutenant in the Army reserve. His wife Anne died in 1996. He leaves a daughter Claudia; two sons, Eric and Peter, and five grandchildren.
Ralph Holcomb passed away on 5 October 2001.Ralph was an ASA vet that served in Japan, Asmara, Vint Hill and at Two Rock. He also retired from NSA. Ralph's wife, Polly, lives in Hacienda Village, New Port Richey, FL 34653.
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Ray L. Kovar (Herzo/Baumholdeer 49-52) passed away quietly at home on October 9th, 2001. Ray loved sports and played basketball. He is survived by his wife Patricia who now resides in Bryan, TX.
NEW IBERIA - Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church for Dale E. McAnally, 64, of New Iberia, who died at 2:02 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at his residence. The Rev. Albert J. Boumans will officiate.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. McAnally was born in Grand Junction, Colo., and was raised in Latuda, Utah. He move to New Iberia in 1955 after graduating from Carbon County High in Price, Utah. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1957. He returned to New Iberia in 1960 after serving three years with the Army Security Agency dealing with classified information.
In 1961, he met the former Marsha Charpentier and married in 1962. They raised a family of four boys and three girls. Dale joined the city police force and served the city for 41 years before joining the Louisiana State Police. He was selected Outstanding Police Officer by the Optimist Club in 1968.
Mr. McAnally was the owner of Dale McAnally Inc. and served on many civic organizations. He was a past member of the New Iberia Kiwanis Club, past member of the New Iberia Jaycees, past commander of the American Legion Post 4, member and president of Woodmen of the World Camp 34, past master and treasurer of Jeanerette Lodge 255 F&AM, member of Scottish Rite Body Valley of Lake Charles, member of Habibi Temple of Lake Charles and member and past president of the Coastal Shrine Club of Jefferson Island.
Dale was also a member of the governing board of the New Iberia Housing Authority, ex-officio of the Iberia Port Commission, past president and member of the Port Business Association, member of board of directors of the Iberia Development Foundation, member of the Board of Variance and a member of Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church where he was baptized in 1992.
Mr. McAnally is survived by his wife, Marsha Charpentier McAnally, of New Iberia; four sons, David McAnally and his wife, Nancy Veret McAnally, Troy McAnally and his wife, Denise McAnally, Stuart McAnally and his wife, Angel, and Marc McAnally, all of New Iberia; three daughters, Stefani Ann Vanicor and her husband, Randy, of Lafayette, Melissa Gale Sandoz and her husband, Jade, of New Iberia, and Jennifer Lyn Walker and her husband, Trent, of New Iberia; two half brothers, Robert McAnally, of Johnson City, Texas, and Robert Beason, of Albuquerque, N.M.; five sisters, Donna Erickson, of Perris, Calif., Shirley McAnally, of Clifton, Colo., Joanne Williams, of Elmo, Utah, Arlene Koranda, of Yuba City, Calif., Linda Ulasich, of Edina, Minn., a half sister, Vonda Palacious, of San Jacinto, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ferrill McAnally and Locy Beason; and a half brother, Earl McAnally.
Pallbearers will be David McAnally, Troy McAnally, Stuart McAnally, Marc McAnally, Randy Vanicor, Robert McAnally, Jade Sandoz and Trent Walker.
Frank Emma passed away on 13 Nov 2001 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Emma, at 244 Florida Shores Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32118.
Joe Riley, known to many in ASA, passed away November 8, 2001. Joe was well known around Arlington Hall, and particularly DCSOPS, for his happy contenance and willingness to help anyone who asked.
Charles C. Foreman passed away 27 Nov 01 from lung cancer complications. He was a Senior NCO with ASA, having served several outstation tours with Detachment V and various other ASA units. He is survived by his wife, Marion, at 3907 Driftwood Lane, Tyler, TX 75701-9324.
Nov 09, 2001 -- Retired Army Colonel Ray Whitting Chamberlain, 65, died Nov. 5 at Hospice of Northern Virginia after suffering from cancer. He was remembered today by friends and colleagues alike for his enthusiasm, optimism and analytical intelligence.
A resident of Ashburn, Chamberlain's military career spanned 33 years. He retired in 1996 after having served as deputy chief of staff for intelligence at Army headquarters.
Chamberlain was born in Minneapolis, MN and graduated from the Minnesota Institute of Technology. During his long military career, which included service in the Army Security Agency and attendance at the Command General Staff College, Col. Chamberlain received the Legion of Merit and a Meritorious Service Medal.
In retirement, he quickly turned his skills to serving the county. From 1996 until 2000, Chamberlain served as chairman of the Loudoun County Commission on Aging. In that capacity, he developed and conducted a comprehensive senior needs survey. Anne Edwards, director of the Loudoun Area Agency on Agency, said she would always remember Chamberlain for his genuine investment in local issues and for his analytical mind. "He took more care to be involved than any citizen I've ever met," she recalled.
Saying that by his example, Chamberlain consistently challenged others to be responsible, well informed citizens willing to apply that knowledge in service, Edwards praised him for his integrity and dedication and the outstanding service he gave his community, saying "He was a citizen watchdog."
Chamberlain was also a strong proponent of slow growth in the county, and was instrumental in founding the Sustainable Loudoun Network and the grassroots Voters to Stop Sprawl organization that played a significant role in helping slow growth candidates get elected in the last election.
Loudoun Supervisor for Sugarland Run Bill Bogard (I), said of Chamberlain, "He was a phenomenal person, one of those people who was always there. He was just fair to a fault." Bogard said that while Chamberlain liked to draw logical conclusions from the facts, he also understand that "there was an emotional component to things" that might lead to a different conclusion. He would offer advice and information, saying "Use it if you want," but would take no offense if it wasn't used, said Bogard. Citing the number of volunteer activities undertaken by Chamberlain, Bogard said "Ray was one reason that some people didn't have to do anything, because he was always there."
Blue Ridge Supervisor Eleanore C. Towe (D), who had only known Chamberlain for two or three years, remembered him as "a wonderful man," and as a "loyal and faithful friend" to the board of supervisors. She recalled that Chamberlain attended every board meeting, always watching from the same spot-four pews back next to the side post-and said that a yellow ribbon will be placed on his seat and a plaque installed. She remembered his positive outlook and for his wit.
Broad Run Supervisor Chuck Harris (D) will serve as Master of Ceremonies at the memorial service that will be held Nov. 17 at Colonial Funeral Home beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Harris, who knew Chamberlain well, said, in a sense "he gave the board me," referring to efforts by members of the Sustainable Loudoun Network to persuade Chamberlain to run for the board of supervisors. "I tried like heck to get him to be a candidate, but his health was not good and he felt it better to continue as a volunteer. I thought he would be the epitome of a supervisor."
Harris said Chamberlain was unusual. "His sense of honor and code of conduct was such that even in the bitterest of political fights and debates, he never got personal or attacked people or their philosophies," Harris said. "He just stuck to the facts and what he thought were logical conclusions to be reached from the information."
And he never lost his optimism that the public could be educated on the issues and come to a reasonable conclusion in order to take appropriate actions, according to Harris.
"He always stuck to that, even when there was a temptation to mud sling."
He is survived by his second wife, Anna Chamberlain of Ashburn; and his son Mark Chamberlain of St. Paul, MN. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. The children of his wife's first marriage whom he adopted include son Christopher Mosio of Bainbridge Island, WA; and daughters Julie Kearney of University Park, MD, Diana Lieffring of St. Paul, MN and Monica Poff of Lenoir, NC.
Harold (Tony) Anthony died on December 1st 2001 at Cape Fear Medical Center from cancer complications. He was cremated and his remains taken to the the mountains of North Caroline. He is survived by his wife Jane. Tony was a retired Army Warrant Officer after 26 years of Army Security Agency , Military Intelligence and Computer related duties. After retirement he was employed by Department of the Army as a Computer Systems Manager.
Gordon Rehberg, 65, of Dalton, Ga. died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001 at the Hamilton Medical Center following a short illness.
Gordon had undergone major surgery, and been hospitalized a second time with a with loss of blood since September, but seemed to be on his way to full recovery. For those who did not know Gordon, he was the secretary of the 13th USASA Field Station Association. Gordon served in the United States Army Security Agency from January, 1959 to February, 1962. He served 26 months in Europe, at assignments in Germany and England.
Gordon enlisted in the Army in Chicago on January 5, 1959. He received is basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Following basic training he received advanced training at Ft. Devens, Mass. and was posted to duty in Baumholder, Germany in January of 1960. In April, 1960, Gordon was selected for assignment to the newly established 13th United States Army Security Field Station at Menwith Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.
He served at the 13th Field Station until February, 1962 when he was discharged from active duty as a SP/5 at Ft. Dix, NJ. He served a total of 38 months on active duty.
The address for the family is 306 South Tibbs Road, Dalton, GA, 30720.
Fred E. Harrell, former ASA NCO and Unit 10 member, passed away on December 4, 2001. He had been in failing health for several years. He is survived by his wife, Jo Harrell, of West Monroe, LA.
Charles Kenneth Mershimer, George Junior Road, Pine Township, formerly of East Water Street, Slippery Rock, died unexpectedly at 11:30 a.m. Monday (12-17-01) in his home of natural causes. He was 70.
Mr. Mershimer was born Nov. 26, 1931, in Slippery Rock to Charles Lee and Mary Elizabeth Snyder Mershimer.
The graduate of Robert Morris School of Accounting, Pittsburgh, was a member of Center Presbyterian Church, Slippery Rock.
Mr. Mershimer retired Dec. 1, 1997, from Slippery Rock borough, where he was zoning officer. He previously was the office manager for the D.L. Mershimer Construction Co., Slippery Rock.
Mr. Mershimer previously had been office manager for the former Cheeseman-Fleeger Chevy Olds of Slippery Rock. Prior to that he had worked at the Sinclair Refining Co. as traveling auditor.
Mr. Mershimer was a U.S. Army veteran and served as a member of the Army Security Agency during the Korean War, from 1951 until 1954.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Marguerite Mae "Peggy" Moorhead, Slippery Rock; four sons, David R. Mershimer, Slippery Rock; Michael S. Mershimer, Franklin, Mass; and Eric W. Mershimer and Kevin L. Mershimer, both Grove City; two sisters, Anna Mershimer, Slippery Rock; and Mrs. Bernard (Georgia) Bruns, Pittsburgh; three brothers, Donald Mershimer and Paul Mershimer, both Slippery Rock; and Dale Mershimer, Sharon; and seven grandchildren.