Colonel Glen Sanford USMC (Ret) died 21 September 2016 of Parkinson's. Glen was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and enlisted in the Marines after high school. Following Parris Island Boot Camp, he received training at Radio School in California, and then became an instructor. Glen then attended NAPS, Newport, RI where he received a SECNAV appointment. "Sandy" was in the 20th company and lived in the 4th Wing of Bancroft Hall. He graduated With Distinction (#38 of 855 graduates) with a Marine commission. After Basic School training, Quantico, VA, he joined the 3rd Marine Division in Japan as an Infantry Platoon Commander. He then moved to Okinawa as the Regimental S-4 (Logistics & Supply). In 1956 he became a Company Commander, Infantry Training Regiment, Camp Pendleton, CA, and later Aide to Major General Good. From 1958 to 1961 he was a tactics instructor and Platoon Commander of new Lieutenants at The Basic School. In March 1959, Glen married Carol McWhorter, his OAO since Midshipman days. In 1961, they returned to the Academy; he as a Company Officer. During his second year, Glen's company won Color Company. Glen then attended PG School, Monterey, CA. and earned an EE Degree. Afterwards, he served at Headquarters, USMC in the Comm-Elec Division. In 1968 he joined the 1st Marine Division, Vietnam, where he was Operations Plans Officer, Division Staff. Then, Sandy moved to HQFMFPAC, Camp Smith, HI where he served in G-4; Logistics Planning. He then attended the Air War College, Montgomery, AL. while also earning an MBA from Auburn University. Then he moved to Headquarters, USMC where as an Action Officer and Planner he managed US personnel evacuation from Vietnam, Cambodia, and the recapture of the Mayaguez from Cambodian Forces. He then joined the 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA, where he served as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations & Training). He retired 1 July 1978. Sandy's personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with "V," and the Meritorious Service Medal. He then worked for Computer Sciences Corporation, San Diego, CA until 1993. He and Carol then retired to Sandpoint, ID. Sandy was predeceased by Carol, his loving wife of 55 years. He is survived by three sons; Paul, Andy (Katy), Jay (Stacy), four grandsons, and his sister Mary Cogswell. Memorial Services were held in San Diego at the Miramar National Cemetery, where Glen and Carol now rest together.
There will be a Service of Committal at the Columbarium on Friday, 02 December 2016 at 1030 for Mrs. Suzanne Lyttle Olsen. Suzanne Olsen was the widow of CDR Robert Miller Olsen Sr., USN (Ret), Class of 1954. He died in December 2013. Mrs. Olsen also has a child who died in 1970 buried in the cemetery, as well as a son, Robert Jr., USNA c/o 1984 inurned in the Columbarium.
Capt. Oscar Alfred 'Oz' Herzer (RET) died at home November 26, 2016 at the age of 85. He was born on December 11, 1930, the son of Alfred and Emma Marshall Herzer.
Oz enlisted in the Navy in 1948, and upon graduation from the Naval Academy Preparatory School received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. He graduated class of 1954 and received his wings of gold in 1955.
His 28 year military career as an S-2 pilot included tours with VS-32 as a power plants officer, VT-28 as a flight instructor, VS-31 as a training officer, USS Kearsarge as an aircraft maintenance officer and Commanding Officer of VS-37. He attended the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. and after graduation was assigned to the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. His last tour of duty was with the CINCLANT Airborne Command Post at Langley Air Force Base.
After retiring from the navy, Oz taught math at Virginia Beach Middle School for 15 years.
Oz was a kind and gentle soul. He enjoyed his many friendships, but spending time with his academy classmates at luncheons and especially Army/Navy game day meant so much to him.
Oz was an active member of Eastern Shore Chapel where he was an acolyte and thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Peanut Group.
Oz is survived by his wife Sally-Louise Herzer, his daughter Mary Louise Herzer of Virginia Beach, Va.; his son Christopher Marshall Herzer and his daughter-in-law Jacqueline Ann Herzer of Jacksonville, NC; and his four grandsons Ian, Aaron, Simon and Jonah as well as many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Oz's life will be conducted on Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00am at the Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church at 2020 Laskin Road in Virginia Beach. Interment will be at a later date at the United States Naval Academy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eastern Shore Chapel Food Closet, ESC Parish Day School or to MediHome Health and Hospice, 530 Independence Pkwy., Suite 200, Chesapeake, Va. 23320.
William Frank "Bill" Holtz, age 83, of Davidson, NC died on November 6, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Diane W. Holtz; his daughter Karin Holtz of Darnestown, MD; daughter Jennifer Ross of Kirkland, WA and his son Gregory Holtz of Atlanta, GA and eight grandchildren. Bill was born in Irvington, NJ, to parents Max Holtz and Jean Steinberg. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1954 and served four years in the Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He graduated from Wharton Business School in 1960. In the same year, he started his career at IBM, where he worked for more than 30 years in the New York City area while living in Wyckoff, NJ and later based in Paris, France. In 1995, Bill and Diane retired to Seabrook Island, SC where he was very involved in the tennis and golf communities. Bill was mayor of the Town of Seabrook Island for two terms from 2009 - 2013. In 2015, Bill and Diane moved to The Pines at Davidson, NC where Diane still resides. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, SC or Hospice and Palliative Care - Iredell County, NC. Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.raymerfh.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Nov. 22, 2016
Richard Paul Sassone passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2016 due to complications from Alzheimer
's disease. Richard, a 1948 graduate of Dedham High School, was an outstanding catcher for the school and after graduation tried out for the Boston Red Sox before heading to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. When he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1954 he began a 22 year career in the Air Force that included receiving a Masters degree in Engineering from Texas A & M and a tour of duty in Vietnam. After retiring from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel, Richard taught computer science to college graduates and 9th grade math in Medfield before turning to a 10 year career with GTE. Upon retirement, he spent countless hours as a volunteer at the West Roxbury VA hospital in the Disabled American Veterans Department where he was called friend by administrators, cafeteria workers, doctors, maintenance workers and anyone he happen
edto pass in the hallways. Those who knew Richard always knew where they stood with him and what his stance was on many issues. They will always remember him for his generous spirit in helping when asked and his love for his family. He is survived by many loved him in return including sons, daughters, grandchildren, friends and many four-legged furry companions he also called friends. The family requests any donations be made to Best Friends Animal Society, an organization he supported due to his unwavering love for animals. See www.bestfriends. org Services will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 11:00 at the Foxboro Seventh-day Adventist Church, 308 Central Street in Foxboro, with a burial following at 1:30 at the Bourne National Veterans Cemetery.
Published in The Medfield Press from Nov. 18 to Nov. 28, 2016
Suzanne Lyttle Olsen passed away from lung cancer on July 27, 2016 in Kalispell, MT at the age of 79. Sue was born on November 3, 1936 in Long Beach, CA to Maisa and Kenneth Caldwell. She graduated from Boston University in 1958 and began a career as a registered nurse. She married her husband of 54 years, CDR Robert M. Olsen, in August of 1960 at the United States Naval Academy Chapel. They traveled the world with the Navy, including living in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as Honolulu, Monterey, CA, Annapolis, MD, Phoenix, AZ, Atlanta, GA and finally to Kalispell, MT. The PEO philanthropic organization and the care and well-being of dogs were two of her life's passions of which she devoted much time and attention. Sue is survived two sons, Scott and Pete, daughters-in-law Leslie and Simone, as well as 7 grandchildren, Andy, Jeff, Lindsay, Caitlin, Jesse, Joey, and Nikki. A memorial service will be held on December 2, 2016, 10:30am at the United States Naval Academy Columbarium where she will be put to rest alongside her husband and sons Rob and Andy.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 19, 2016