CLASS 12       Stuart Holmes Clement, Jr                                                           
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 4:15 AM
To: cdrbob
Subject: Re: Test message to check if email address is still valid
Commander Burke:
I'm sorry to have to tell you that Dad died last week.  He was always very proud of his Navy days, and often spoke of it, and the men he served with. 
I have attached his obituary for you to pass on
Stuart H. (Clem) Clement III
From the New Haven Register:

CLEMENT, STUART HOLMES, JR. Stuart Holmes Clement, Jr. of Chester, CT died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on January 15. He was 94 years old. He attended Groton School and Yale University. At Yale he was a member of DKE and Scroll and Key. During WWII he served in the US Naval Reserve. He attended the USNR Midshipman’s school at Columbia University and the Naval Mine Warfare School in Yorktown, Va. He served on the USS YMS-36 in the Mediterranean and on the USS Seer (AM-112) in the Pacific. 

During his career he worked as a securities analyst in the field of aerospace. He was a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Defense Orientation Conference Association, The Wings Club of New York, and The New England Air Museum. He had a lifelong fascination with aviation. 

At Yale he was a member of the Whiffenpoofs, the Yale Alumni Chorus and the SLOTS. He also sang with the Off Sounders of Greenwich CT. While living in Rye, NY he was a member of the Manursing Island Club and the American Yacht Club and was a parishioner of Christ’s Church. In retirement he was a member of St. Ann’s Church in Old Lyme, CT. 

He is survived by Anne Campbell Clement, his wife of 70 years, and his children Anne Clement Haddad, Jane Campbell Clement, Mary Abbe Clement Stein, Pamela Bush Clement Ianello, Stuart Holmes Clement III, and Charles Soutter Campbell Clement. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. 

A memorial service will be held at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Old Lyme CT on Tuesday, January 20th at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to St. Ann’s Church , Old Lyme CT, Groton School, Groton, MA, or Yale University, New Haven, CT.

CLass 20       Kenneth Boyd
Below email messages pertain to Classmate Ken's passing on 16 December 2012
KENNETH HAWXHURST BOYD, 89, of Oklahoma       
City, OK, passed away peacefully on Sunday,
December 16, 2012.  Ken was born in Oklahoma
City on December 29, 1922.  He graduated from
Classen High school the joined the Navy where he
served active duty during WWII and the Korean
conflict.  He went into the reserves and retired as a
Commander.  The Navy took him all over the US
where he attended college at 7 universities ending
up at OU with a degree in Psychology.  During his
travels in the Navy he met the love of his life, Gloria
M Boyd who passed away on March 10, 2012.  
They were married for 67 years.  Ken Boyd was a
great salesman and worked at various companies then settled down at the Credit Audit
Bureau where he started a business service for mostly Doctors clinics in Oklahoma. He
was an avid OU fan and alway wore red and white during the season.  He was able to
go to attend many games over his life including the Texas game in Dallas. Ken loved to
play golf would always play when he had the chance. A member of St. Luke’s United
Methodist Church for over 60 years and member of “The Clyde Harrison Class”,he
attended regularly every Sunday.  Ken is survived by his Son, Greg Boyd and wife
Phyllis of Oklahoma City, daughter Cindy Click and her husband Richard of Edmond,
Ok and daughter Jana Moore and her husband Wayne of New Castle, DE.  Ken was
blessed with 3 grandsons and 1 granddaughter plus 4 great granddaughters. “Boomer
Sooner,” dad.  Memorial service will be at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 222 NW
15th in Oklahoma City, OK. Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM  In lieu of flowers
memorial donations can be sent and given to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 8:41 AM
Subject: Ken Boyd
I am the son of Kenneth H. Boyd it is with heavy heart that my father passed away on December 16, 2012.  He is missed very much but now is not in any pain and with his friends and wife of 67 years.  Services will be at St Luke's United Methodist church in Oklahoma City, OK on January 19th at 1:00pm,
I hope I have sent this to everyone to let them know.  I got the list from his computer.   I know he loved hearing from all of you over the years and I am sure you shared many things with each other.
The notice was in the paper after his death a full obituary will follow just before his memorial service.
Dec 29, 1922 - Dec 16, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Kenneth H. Boyd died peacefully on Sunday, December 16, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria M. Boyd, on March 10, 2012. He is survived by his son, Greg Boyd; and his daughters, Cindy Click and Jana Moore. There will be a memorial service at a later date, and a full obituary will appear at that time.
Gregory Boyd
Oklahoma City, OK
-----Original Message-----
From: Robert J. Barnard, Jr. Atty. Tel.269-349-3700
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2013 8:13 AM
To: Cindy Click
Cc: cdrbob burke ; gene barber
Subject: Re: Kenneth Boyd
Cindy: We are very sorry to hear about your fathers passing on. It seemed to
us that Ken enjoyed his participation in the reunion of the USNRMSNYNY, in
San Antonio, Texas. You were very devoted to him by bringing him to the
reunion and attending to him throughout the programs. We will miss him at
our next gathering, and you as well. Remember us to him on the 19th by a
brief prayer. I am copying cdr bob so he will take whatever action is
appropriate, including to Editor Gene of the Ancient Mariner newsletter, for
notice to all other shipmates. Bob and Jacqueline Barnard,4137 Bronson
Boulevard, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. Thank you for your kind words about our time
together, which included my 90th birthday! We will remember your dad, and
Robert J. Barnard, Jr.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cindy Click
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2012 6:32 PM
Subject: Kenneth Boyd

Hello Bob and Jaqueline,

I have meant to write sooner, but things have been so hectic since the
reunion in September.  First, It was such and honor and pleasure to meet
both of you and let me and my dad hang out with you.  My dad looked so
forward to coming.  I was hesitant to bring him because I saw that his
health was getter worse.   I also realized, it would probably be his last
reunion to physically attend.

When we got back from the reunion, I moved dad into an assisted living.  We
were there 3 weeks and his breathing became very labored, so sent him to the
hospital by ambulance.   2 days later, he was having emergency surgery.
Because of lack of circulation, half of his bowel had died and they had to
remove it and give him an ileostomy.  He was transferred to a skilled
nursing unit to try to rehab him back to health.  He gave it his all, but it
was all to much with COPD, diabetes, and congestive heart failure.   We lost
him on Dec. 16th.  He would have been 90 on Dec. 29th.

I didn't know who to notify from the reunion, so I thought you would know
who to give this information too.  His memorial will be Jan. 19th at 1:00 at
St. Luke's United Methodist church in Okc, Ok.

I was so glad dad was able to attend the reunion for 1 last time.  You all
meant so much to him and after meeting all of you, I'm honored to have been
in a group of wonderful leaders, gentlemen and women.

Thank you for making us feel so welcomed and I hope to keep in contact with
you both.


Cindy Click
daughter of Ken Boyd, LCDR, RET USNAVY

(1680l Kinross Cr.
Edmond, Ok.  73012

9th Class  Lienhard, Bert           Feb 14 2011 per email from son Fred



I’m sad to report the passing of my father Bert Lienhard on Feb. 14, at the age of 91.

He was a wonderful father and I am going to miss him greatly.

Dad enjoyed the Ancient Mariner and look forward to it every day.

Fred Lienhard
The obituary that follows was provided by Fred.

F. A. (Bert) Lienhard passed away on Tue. February 14th from heart failure.


Bert was born in Ellensburg on June 29, 1920 to Fred and Barbara (Holland) Lienhard.  He attended Edison School, Morgan Junior High and Graduated from Ellensburg High School in 1938.  He attended Central Wash College of Education (now CWU).  He transferred to the University of Washington where he was affiliated with Theta Chi Fraternity and Graduated in 1942.


Bert enlisted in the Navy V-7 program and was called to active duty training at Columbia University Midshipmen’s School in New York City on Dec.2, 1942.  He was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S.N.R.  His main duty during the war was as a Gunnery Officer on a destroyer in the Atlantic.


After the war Bert returned to the Northwest and joined Schaake Packing Co. in Toppenish.  While in Toppenish he met Bette R. Scrivner; they were married in Yakima in Jan. 1950.  In Toppenish Bert was active in local affaires including the Chamber of Commerce, one of the founders of the Toppenish Junior Livestock Show and a member of the Toppenish School Board.


In 1961 the family moved to Bellevue.  Bert was manager of Schaake Pacing Co. Fabrication and Distribution plant in Seattle.  In 1963 the family moved to Ellensburg, their home since then.


Bert retired in 1985 as Vice President of Schaake Packing Co.  He and Bette Traveled in the United States and around the world visiting forty countries.


Bert was preceded in death by his wife Bette, parents and one son, Reed.  He is survived by son Fred Jr., two granddaughters Erica Dooley and Vallerie Lienhard, one grandson Albe Lienhard, and three great grand-daughters.

At his request there will be no public service.  A private family service will be conducted by the Rev. Holly Lienhard.

Just two months earlier  - On December 17, 2011, Bert wrote:

A sad time for the Lienhard family. Bette passed away Dec. 16. We had attended reunions in Rapid City, Charleston, Baltimore, Cody, Seattle and our last one at Monterey, Ca. We enjoyed these great events.

Please keep the logs coming.
 Class 26 MacNamara,  Robert W.   30-Jun 2011  per fonecon Tony Mac......781.899.2116
 Class 21 Cdr Harold J. Lankford, USNR-ret passed away April 27, 2011
On Aug 8, 2013, at 6:07 AM, Jim Lankford <> wrote:

Good-morning Mr. Barber,
I regret to inform that Cdr Harold J. Lankford, USNR-ret passed away April 27, 2011 a little after 3:00 am.  As Dad's executor, I felt it important to inform you so you may update your muster list.  Dad talked a lot about his Midshipman's experience; he made many life long friends back then and enjoyed those times very much.
Mr. Barber, in going through Dad's files and papers in the attic, I recently came across a Midshipman class photo.  The photo is damaged from our Texas heat and being in the attic.  The identifying caption shows:  "19th Company, 5th Battalion, 21st Class, USNR MIDSHIPMAN SCHOOL, Columbia University - New York City, Winter 1944."  Do you know of any way I may be able to obtain a new copy of the class group photo?  I will appreciate any reply you may send.  I'm compiling photos and movies of Dad to make DVDs for the family.
Enjoy the 2013 Annual Reunion.
Jim Lankford
5918 Elderwood Drive
Dallas, TX   75230-3454  
 Class 21  Don West     January27,2011  per fonecon from Marjorie West   
 Class 2  Fred Hoeppner

Fred Hoeppner of San Juan Island died Monday morning of an apparent heart attack. He was 93. Known by many as the island's 'Greatest Sailor', Hoeppner was a WW II veteran, Pearl Harbor survivor, retired Navy captain, and the author of the column, 'Around the Waterfront', published by the Journal.


Editor: Gene D Barber
Ancient Mariner
September 13, 2011
"You have to race in order to learn how to sail.
People who are just cruising along out there are sailing at about 60 percent of their capacity.
When you're racing along side another boat every little move you make makes a big difference."
~~ Fred Hoeppner (2007)
In Memoriam
We have just been informed of the passing of Fred Hoeppner of our second class on September 5, 2011. He was at Pearl Harbor aboard the USS California.

Apparently, Fred was a life-long sailor and, at age 93, had been for a sail on the day he died.

Fred was a retired Captain and had lived in Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands of Washington for many years.
He was supporter of this newsletter with 9 messages since May 1. On August 31 he wrote: "Hi Gene. Best issue yet. Will guarantee continued and/or increased membership. Fred"
More information may be viewed at z_fredhoeppner     
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In Memoriam
Class Unknown

Joseph J. Odehnal Sr., 86, formerly of Niles-Buchanan Rd., Niles died at 12:57 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, Saint Johns, Mich. following a brief illness.

He was born Oct. 2, 1923 in Berwyn, Ill. to Joseph J. and Elsie (Hruby) Odehnal Sr. and graduated from Morton High School, Chicago. He was a veteran of World War II, having enlisted in the United States Navy while a student at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. He was commissioned as an ensign, and then following his tour of duty, returned to IIT to each both bachelor of science and master of science degrees in electrical engineering.

On Jan. 14, 1946 in Brunswick, Maine he married the former Marcella Y. “Marcy” Gresko. They came to Niles in 1949, and he was employed at National-Standard for 42 years. 

 Class 20   Otis E. Gravem      November 4, 2007
 Class 20   Roy H. Sawyer      July 3, 2008  Life Mbr
Class 18 Dave Buell                February 5, 2008 . Notification from George Daly Class #3

Class 10 Bill Seltz                   Following received in Mariners' Midweek of Wednesday, February 6, 2008

[A message Monday from Ruth Seltz,]

"It is very difficult to write this. Bill [Seltz, 10th class] had a heart attack yesterday morning and died just before midnight. He was 90 years old."

Class 16 William J. Barnsdale     September 24, 2006

Class 5 Francis A. O'Malley       Mr. Burke,

                                                My father, Francis O'Malley, died March 15, 2007. You can remove
                                                him from the Midshipmen's alumni group.  Thank you.

                                                Elaine O'Malley

          Dr. Charles O. Barclay Jr.   From: <>

                                              To: <>
                                              Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 12:22 PM
                                              Subject: Midshipman Member Death

                                      I wanted to let you know that my father retired CDR Charles O. Barclay
                                   Jr, MD, died at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA on Dec. 3, 2009.
                                      He was 92 years old.


                                               Lynn Clarke
Class 5   Martin Alpert            February 14, 2009

Class 12 Roderic V. Moore        Memorial Day 2007

Class 18 Robert Schenz            2006

Class 18 Alvin Donald Clark       With great sadness I wish to report that my husband passed                                                        away this evening, 10/2/07. He was a member of the 18th Class  at                                                     USNR Midshipmen's School, New York. We have been attending reunions

                                                  for the last several years and he wanted so much to go the   present 

                                                  one until it became obvious that he was too ill to travel.

                                                  I know you read a roll call at the closing dinner. Please include him.

                                                  Thank you very much.                                       

                                                   Helen L. Clark

Class 18  Norman G. DeLisle               1/3/2003 
Class 23 Lawrence M. Smith     2005
Class 18  Robert Van Devender  2006  Reported by Robt Sinclair (14th class)
Class 18   From: Phyllis Van Deventer  Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 9:38 AM To Robert Burke


    Dear Capt. Bob:

    Please remove the name of Robert Van Deventer from your list as he died in September, 2006.



                                                                              Phyllis Van Deventer

Class 18 Lambuth M Clarke                     September 20, 2006

Class ? Hubert H. Huff                  ?     Reported by son-in-law Wayne Sedgwick

Class 1   Frank K. Mabley  BORN: November 6, 1918  DIED: February 7, 2011

  • RESIDENCE: Englewood, CO - per Englewood Tribune

Class 2  Kenneth P. Crawford             Believe 2007

 Class 25 Adams James                 Mar.2006                                                                                                            
Class 10 Aubuchon Robert W.                  11/20/?
Class 7 Bost Floyd P.                       7/7/06
Class 2 Burwell Nathaniel T.                11/2/05 
Class 10 Eichman A. Scott                  8/9/06
Class 20 Fevold Norman E.                 2/28/06
Class 2 Haber Charles P.                  1/14/06  
Class 6 Kaufman Hal                           5/06
Class 14 Kelly Thad R. Jr.                  1/14/06   
Class 16 Lundahl Walter N.                  Aug. 2005
               McQuigg Addison                  8/8/06
Class 26 Moeller Charles E.                  7/20/07
               Sarvadi George                  Jan. 2006
Class 10 Stanford George L.                   1/06 
             Anderson Edward H.             Postal Servuce report 2010

Class  14    Escherich  William            9/5/2005

Class  14    Gabe C. Parks      5/29/2007    Obiturary Omaha World- Herald per research 6/23/2011

Class   9     Robert M. Korn                 April 4, 2019




Class 15 Vliet Leland A.                       11/20/05

 Class 17 Dear Cdr. Burke

              We recently recieved information concerning your USNR.reunion.  I am sad
              to say that cmdr Ray W. Lyttle past away on January 14th 2008.  He always
              enjoyed going to these reunions.  He died of stomach cancer and his ashes
              were spread in the San Diego bay by the San Diego Maritime Museum and two of
              his grandsons.  Marilyn Lyttle is unable to attend due to medical concerns.

              Thank you for your service,

              Robin Lyttle (daughter-in-law)

Class 26

Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008
Subject: Columbia Midshipmen's School Reunion


As I am not sure to whom I should send the following information, I am sending it to you both.
    My husband, Harland W. Huston (Mike), died on the 16th of April.  He was a member of the 26th class at Columbia and we attended two or three of the reunions.  Mike was assigned to the Prairie State while at Columbia.  As we were engaged during those days, Columbia brings back some very good memories.
Please make the appropriate changes in his listing and, if needed, direct any further mailings to:
                                    Mrs. Harland W. Huston
                                    2505 East Bradford Avenue, #4203        
                                    Milwaukee, WI  53211
Thank you.
Helen Huston
Class 26    Russell H. Babcock                 10/5/2005
Class 26    Dr. Robert B. Abel

Dr. Abel of Shrewsbury, died Oct. 10, 2007, in Bangor, Maine. He resided in Washington, D.C., prior to relocating to Shrewsbury. He is survived by his wife, Nancy K. Abel; a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie A. and Danny Glazer; a son, Alan Stewart Abel; a sister, Elizabeth Berger; and two grandsons. Interment was at King David Memorial Garden, Falls Church, Va. Arrangements were by Edward Sagel Funeral Direction, Rockville, Md. Memorial donations may be made to the Jewish Social Service Agency, 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852.

Class 26    DR Robert Middleton
Dear Bob,
I want to let you know that my Bob past away on April 28, 2013. I am very glad that we did make the 2010 reunion in Las Vegas. Bob and I really enjoyed that. It brought back so much memeries of the V12 days for him. I thank you for all you have done. Take care and God bless!
Rebecca C. Middleton, Ph.D.
Radiological Physics Consultant Service
500 Renee Lane
De Soto, Texas 75115
TEL: 214/552-6097

 Class  12                   Notice received by email 28 June 2008 on Captain Joseph M. Fern
I am sad to report that my dad, Joe Fern, passed away this morning. The wake is probably Monday at Peterson funeral home in Oak Park with the funeral Tuesday at St. Edmunds. The finalized arrangements will be in the paper.
 Thank you,
 P.S. I was hoping to bring him to the reunion in September. Raise a toast to him, ok?
 Class  12      John W. Douglas From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Woolman Douglas (August 15, 1921 – June 2, 2010) was an American

attorney and civil rights advocate, who pushed the cause in private practice and during the 1960s as a United States Assistant Attorney General

Early life

Douglas was born in Philadelphia, and later moved with his family to Chicago. His father, Paul Douglas, was an economics professor who would later represent Illinois in the United States Senate for three terms. His mother, Dorothy was an economics and sociology professor.[1]

He earned his undergraduate degree in 1943 from Princeton University, where he received the Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest honor bestowed on an undergraduate. After leaving college he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he saw service during World War II as an officer on PT boats. After completing his military service he was awarded a degree in law from Yale Law School in 1948 and earned a doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 1950.[1]

After completing his degree at Oxford, he was a law clerk for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Harold Hitz Burton in 1951 and 1952.

Kennedy administration

During the Presidency of John F. Kennedy, Douglas was part of a four-member committee that arranged for the release of Cuban exiles who had participated in the Bay of Pigs Invasion, negotiating a deal in which the 1,113 prisoners were released in exchange for food and medicine worth $53 million.[2] He was later named as head of the United States Department of Justice Civil Division, where he was assigned by United States Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to coordinate logistical and security considerations of the August 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom together with Bayard Rustin and other organizers of the event, an event that culminated with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.[1] Douglas bore responsibility for details of the march down to the level of ensuring the adequacy of portable toilets on the Mall. Victor S. Navasky, biographer of Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department, stated that Douglas "shares historic credit for the orderliness and smoothness and joy of that day".[2]

In 1966, he left the Department of Justice to work on his father's bid for a fourth term in the Senate, a race he lost to Republican Charles H. Percy. He co-chaired the efforts by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in the early 1970s to have volunteers ensure that schools in the South were integrating classes within schools. While with the law firm of Covington & Burling, he continued his advocacy work at the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, as president of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association and as chairman of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.[1]

Douglas died at age 88, due to complications of a stroke in his home in Washington, D.C. He was survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren and a great-grandson. His wife, the former Mary St. John, died in 2007 after 62 years of marriage.[1]


Class 12  Truman E. Pounds   November 16, 2010

Mr Truman E Pounds

March 5, 1919 - November 16, 2010
Retired manager of Power and Utilities, The Dow Chemical Co., Louisiana Division, and a resident of Baton Rouge since 1956, he passed away at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at The Butterfly Wing Hospice of Baton Rouge. He was 91 years, 8 months and 11 days old and a native of Gladewater, Texas. He was retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of lieutenant, having served in World War II on the USS Crescent City AP-40 and USS Clamagore SS-343. Visiting at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., Friday, Nov. 26, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon until service at 2 p.m., conducted by Chaplain Pat H. Davis, BBC. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by his son, Charles Granville Pounds; daughter, Janet Lynn Pounds; grandchildren, Kristina Schori Pounds, Trevor Scott Pounds, Christopher Michael Pounds and John Edward Pounds; son-in-law, John Dean Driskell; daughter-in-law, Donna Harris Pounds; and high school sweetheart, Nancy Fewell Merkle. Preceded in death by his wife, Marilynn Carlton Pounds; and father and mother, Granville "Man" Pounds and Nellie Otto Williamson Pounds. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with honors from Southern Methodist University in August 1948. He was a registered professional engineer in Texas and Louisiana. He received the BSA Silver Beaver and was an ASME Fellow, having received the ASME Clifford H. Shumaker Award. He was a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon, Louisiana Engineering Society and Broadmoor Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and teacher. He enjoyed music, swimming, physical fitness and genealogy, and attending World War II reunions.
Class 6         Notice received by email 23 August 2008 on Robert Plaisted.
I am very sorry to have to inform all of you that Robert (Bob) Plaisted has passed away.  He was in the company of all of his children and passed away, painlessly  in his sleep.  I know he enjoyed his Navy reunions.   Good luck and good health to the rest of you.
Becky Shattuck, (Bob's daughter)
 CLASS 19  February 21, 2010 
"Grief is love with no place to go." 
 In Memoriam
Just received. It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the death of my husband, Boyd Cary. He looked forward to reading the Sunday Log each week. He entered Mayo Clinic a week ago Friday and died on Thursday, February 18, 2010 without having the opportunity to read your February 14 edition. Today our son and I made arrangements for his cremation and burial in the new Veterans' Cemetery near our home in Phoenix at a time that will be convenient for our other son to be there. We understand that a military group will attend.
I am certain that he sends you thanks for your remarkable effort in keeping your group connected across time and geography. He hoped to attend a reunion and was talking about the next one only recently.
Wishing you and all who read Sunday Log the best wishes for continued good health and good cheer.
Emily P. Cary
Class 19Reuben T. Swanson, 1922-2008

Reuben T. Swanson, 86, former secretary of the Lutheran Church in America, died Oct. 3 in Fort Collins, Colo.

Swanson was a member of the Commission for a New Lutheran Church, which facilitated the 1987 merger of the LCA, the American Lutheran Church and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches to become the

“If there was ever a mentor for all of us for what it means to be a person of deep and abiding faith, with an incredible breadth of vision of absolute, resilient hopefulness for the church, a hope borne out of faith, it was Reuben Swanson,”
ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson told the ELCA Conference of Bishops Oct. 3 in Chicago.

Swanson served in the
U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He then earned degrees from Augustana College and Augustana Seminary, both in Rock Island, Ill.

Ordained in 1951, he served congregations in New York and Nebraska until his 1964 election as president of the LCA Nebraska Synod. In 1978 he was elected LCA secretary. Swanson was also president of the Lutheran Council in the U.S.A., commissioner of Lutheran World Ministries, and on the board of the Lutheran Summer Music Program.

When the
ELCA began, Swanson retired. He served the ELCA Board of Pensions as treasurer of its Board of Trustees and as a regional representative from 1993 to 2000.

Swanson and his wife, Darlene, who died earlier this year, were generous philanthropists.

     (received from his son John)
We wanted to let you and the rest of the Sunday Log community know that my dad, Capt. George W. Daly, USN, passed away yesterday [Monday]. Perhaps you could mention this in your next mail distribution for any who might wish to know. (JUNE 21,2010)
I'd like to let you know that in Pop's last few failing years, we would print out the Log periodically for him, as he had lost interest in the computer. He was always quite interested, as it gave him great pleasure to read it. Thank you for making this impact in his life.
Again, we appreciate the community you have with the others, and hope you could share this news.
For more info and the obituary details, you can click on this link:
Thanks very much, and feel free to leave his name on the distribution list for awhile, if you don't mind.
John Daly (son in Atlanta)
The Nugent Group
Office - (404) 373-3438, Option 2
Cell - (404) 786-8610
[Editor's note: A Mariner's salute to George Daly, the top man in the third class, aboard the USS Prairie State. While a midshipman he served as an instructor in Electrical Engineering even though he was a Mechanical Engineer by choice. He served the navy well and was a valued member in our reunion group. George and Dave Buell edited the Sunday Log from 2003 to 2007. Future newsletters will continue to go to his family until they say otherwise -- with our warmest wishes. That address is ]
From Webmaster Bob these pictures  geodaly(cl3)&frances(her88thbirthday) and  
Class 20    Malcolm R. Gavin, Jr.     January 24, 2008
Malcolm R. Gavin Jr., of Lexington, died on Thurs., Jan. 24. He was 85 years old. Mr. Gavin was the son of the late Malcolm R. and Edith M. June Gavin and the husband of 55 years to the late Jean Young Gavin. Mr. Gavin was born in Arlington, graduated from Arlington High School in 1940 and from Northeastern University in 1944. He completed his post-graduate work at Tufts, Princeton and Harvard Business School. He was employed at the Boston Edison Company for 34 years and retired in 1981 as section head. Mr. Gavin was also a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII serving on the USS Washington. In 1982 he retired as a lieutenant in U.S. Navy Reserves.
Mr. Gavin was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., a member of the Lexington Historical Society, and a 50-year member of The Simon W. Robinson Masonic Lodge in Lexington and The Scottish Rite Bodies of Boston. He was also an eagle scout and volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America for many years, earning the Silver Beaver Award in 1967 as well as an active member of the Aleppo Shriner’s of Wilmington and Captain of the Arab Patrol Unit.
Mr. Gavin leaves his children Melissa Gavin Whitney and her husband Gene of Dummerston, Vt. and Bonnie Gavin Jones and her husband Stephen of Duxbury. He also leaves his grandchildren Amanda J. Whitney of Portland, Maine, Scott G. and Allison H. Jones of Duxbury, and a dear friend Joan L. Nisbet of Somersworth, NH.
Memorial visiting hours will be held at the Saville & Grannan Funeral Home in Arlington Center on Sat., Feb. 2 from 12-3 p.m. with a Masonic service at 3 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital-Burns Institute, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.