Death of a ClassMate - James Glennon Mahorner -

James Glennon Mahorner, 84 years old, of Tallahassee, Florida passed away on August 20th, 2016 in Tallahassee.

A memorial gathering will be held Sunday, August 28th at noon, where he enjoyed years of morning breakfasts at the Courtyard Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront restaurant. Let's meet on the beach at noonfor a farewell toast.

Courtyard Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront, 1617 North First Street, Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

You can always find an adventure. Take adventures. Rules are suggestions and should be challenged. Follow your gut. Arguments can be held with respect. A strong argument doesn't require a loud voice. "Shortcut"… was code for "we are lost, but it won't be boring. We learned to drive on roads not built yet and park without the lines. Friends can hurt you far more than your enemies.

Dad would say, he taught us most people are good. I always argued that. I find most are not. However, there is some good in most and the truly good people are rare treasures. Life is not lived by the number of years but in the quality of time together. Lift others' spirits. He noticed value in others and shared that with them. He frequently left a note on a napkin, usually for a server, with some words of wisdom or a laugh.

Dad was brilliant, once the oldest member of Mensa, a graduate of Annapolis Naval Academy, Stetson Law School and held a degree in Engineering. He was an exceptional bridge player. He enjoyed tennis, most days of his life. Physical activity soothed him. He was an extremely strong swimmer. Kayaking and canoeing were also adventures he enjoyed. His spirit is again free for adventure and his soul is at peace. Sometimes I feel God allows us to see a loved one's body deteriorate to the shell it once was in order for us to be at peace and be thankful that he is no longer imprisoned in that earthly condition. He is now free in heaven and at peace.

We love you Dad.

He is survived by his five children, John (Judi) Mahorner, Jim Mahorner, Mary Christine (Tommy) Gore, Amy Caprice (Wendy) Sykes, Ted Mahorner; and his seven grandchildren; Brandon Gore, John A. Mahorner, Christina Kelly, Nate Mahorner, Lucy Brynn Mahorner, Devin Mahorner and Andrew Mahorner; his sister, Sue Martin, and last but not least, his favorite cousin Pat Lee.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.abbeyfh.com.

Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Aug. 25, 2016


Death of a Classmate - Captain John T. O'Brien - 18th Co.

Captain John T. O'Brien, US Navy retired, 85 of Amherst NH passed away on Friday July 29th at the Arbors in Bedford surrounded by his loving family. 

Captain O'Brien was born March 17, 1931 in Manila Philippines, the oldest son of William and Helen O'Brien. He was a 1954 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and went on to serve in the Navy for 31 years on several ships and submarines prior to retirement. After retirement Captain O'Brien continued working for several defense contractors as a program manager of test engineer.

Captain O'Brien is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Bertha (Watson) O'Brien of Amherst NH, two sons Timothy S. O'Brien of Louden NH, Daniel P. O'Brien and his wife Yoko of San Diego CA, Brothers Daniel P. O'Brien and his wife Barbara of Bryan TX, William J O'Brien and his wife Carol of Kingstown RI, and Captain Michael F. O'Brien retired USN and his wife Patricia of Springfield VA. Sadly, Captain O'Brian was predeceased by his daughter Kathleen O'Brien Doyle who passed away in 1980. 

A calling hour will be held Saturday August 6th from 8-9 AM at the Rivet Funeral Home 425 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday August 6th at 9:30 AM at Our Lady of Mercy Church 16 Baboosic Lake Road also in Merrimack. Burial will take place at 2 PM Tuesday August 9th at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk VA. 

Memorial contributions in Captain O'Brien's honor may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Church 16 Baboosic Lake Road Merrimack NH 03054. 

To sign an online guestbook please visit www.rivetfuneralhome.com

George R. Rivet Funeral Home
425 D.W. Highway P.O. Box 86
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-5530 

Published in Union Leader on Aug. 4, 2016



Fwd: Saugatuck Lighthouse History


from the Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society
Tuesday Talk: 
Saugatuck Lighthouse History
presented by Norm Deam
Presentation at the Old School House, 130 Center St., Douglas
August 2, when the school bell rings at 11AM 
Program sponsored by SDHS members Fran and Bill Myers

The history of the Saugatuck Lighthouse will be presented at the upcoming Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society "Tuesday Talk" on August 2, at the Old School House History Center, 130 Center Street, Douglas. The one-hour program begins when the school bell rings at 11 a.m. Public attendance is invited and audience participation is welcomed to further the discussion.
Tuesday Talk admission is free for current S-DHS members. Non-member guests are encouraged to attend with a donation of five dollars, or become new members with initial dues payment at the Talk. For all, limited space puts seating on "first-come, first-served" basis.
Lighthouse "Keeper" Norm Deam will speak of the lighthouse's history, the tornado that destroyed the lighthouse in 1956 and current remodeling that is taking place. He will detail the long relationship of his family and the lighthouse along with the relationship of the lighthouse and the Ox-Bow School of Art. Deam will also be talking about future plans for the lighthouse involving his son Eric Deam.
A summer tradition since 1996, Tuesday Talks present entertaining and informative insights into our community life weekly throughout July and August. This Tuesday Talk is sponsored by society members Bill and Fran Myers.
For more information about the Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society, its Museum and Old School House History Center, or its activities planned for 2016, visit www.sdhistoricalsociety.org.
View of the Saugatuck Lighthouse ca. 1950 (SDHS collection)
Coming up next on the SDHS Calendar:
Thursday, August 4, 3:30PM - Family History Group meets
at the Old School House, Douglas

Tuesday, August 9, 11AM - Tuesday Talk: How Artists Relate to Water.

Wednesday, August 10, 6:30PM - SDHS Annual Members' Picnic
at the Old School House, Douglas. 

Programming supported in part by
Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society
PO Box 617, Douglas, Mich., 49406-0617


Services for Colonel Michael Anthony Nassr USAF (Ret.)

Services for Colonel Michael Anthony Nassr USAF (Ret.) will begin at 1245, 27 July 2016,  at the Old Post Chapel at Ft Myer, followed by a full military honors burial in Arlington. Luncheon following the burial will be at the Ft. Myer Officer's Club.Classmates attening the luncheon please contact Bonnie Lundi at 512-657-9659 or bonniesmail1@yahoo.com.


United States Naval Academy - Class of 1954 - Annapolis Area Class Luncheon

United States Naval Academy Class of 1954

Annapolis Area
Class Luncheon
​12 July
, 2016
Naval Academy Club
Bill Greenlaw
If you plan to attend


Death of a Classmate - Stephen John Sinko -15th Co.

There will be a Service of Committal at the Columbarium on Friday, 01 July 2016 at 1100 for former Air Force 1stLT Stephen John Sinko​.​

Death of a Classmate - William C. Holland - 15th Co

His favorite color was blue--Carolina Blue!!! And his favorite sport was every sport that UNC was playing.

William Gaston Holland, 86, passed away on June 14, 2016, at the Robin Johnson House in Dallas.

A man who received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina prior to joining the United States Navy and attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Graduating from the Academy, William served four years as a Naval Officer. After serving his country proudly, he returned to the University of North Carolina where he received his law degree. Mr. Holland was an elected Judge prior to practicing law in Gaston County for many years. He was a big part of our community and will be greatly missed but never forgotten. William's family had a close connection with the formation and development of Gaston County. His great grandfather Daniel William Courts, served as treasurer of the State of North Carolina, and his great-grandfather Jessee Holland was a founder of Gaston County and provided the land for the location of the first courthouse in Dallas. James White, also a great-grandfather was a North Carolina State Senator who introduced the legislation which created Gaston County, then a part of Lincoln County. Dr. Ephraim Brevard Holland also a grandfather was a Civil War surgeon.

William's father, Dr. George Courts Holland, interned at Bellevue Hospital in New York before he practiced medicine for 28 years in Bluefield, WVA. He also practiced Law, earning a Law Degree after he became a physician. Dr. Holland was Mayor of Bluefield, WVA for several terms.

William was the son of the late George Courts Holland and Osie Douglas Pasour Holland. At the time of his parent's marriage, they were 54 years old and 26 years old respectively. They lived in Dallas where they raised their six children. William's father was 65 years old at the time of his own death and William was only one year old. William is preceded in death by two sisters: Ellen White Holland Shuford and Margaret Diana "Peggy" Holland Farrar; three brothers: George Courts Holland II, Daniel Courts Holland, Sr and James White Holland Sr. He is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 22 years, Jessie M. Holland.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held 2:45 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at the Dallas Baptist Church, 407 West Trade Street, Dallas, North Carolina with Reverend Barron Lee and Reverend Eddie Piercy to officiate the service. Music will be under the direction of Ralph Peedin and organist Ted Huggins. Active pallbearers are Courts Holland, Reverend Barron Lee, Ken Harris, Mike Cloninger, Harry Runyon and Reverend Eddie Piercy.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service.

Graveside and committal service with military honors accorded by the Gaston County Honor Guard and the United States Navy will follow at Long Creek Cemetery, 210 Long Creek Church Road, Dallas, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested by the family to be given to Dallas Baptist Church - Senior Adult Ministry, 407 West Trade Street, Dallas, North Carolina 28034.

Those wishing to express words of sympathy and share fond memories are asked to visit William's guest book at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com

Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored and compassionately serving the family of William Gaston Holland.

Carothers Funeral Home
312 West 2nd Ave
Gastonia, NC 280524093 
(704) 867-6337 

Published in Gaston Gazette on June 16, 2016


Death of A Classmate - Stephen J. Sinko - 15th Co.

Stephen J. Sinko, 85, died on Saturday, June 4, 2016. He was the husband of Teresa (Dlugas) Sinko. The couple would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 30. Born in Coplay, he was the son of the late Stephen and Mary (Herzog) Sinko. He was a member and Communion Minister at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Emmaus. He was a Graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School and the U.S. Naval Academy. Stephen served in the U.S. Air Force and in 1957 resigned and accepted a position with Bethlehem Steel Corp., where his responsibilities included labor contract administration and negotiations. In the 1960's he earned an MBA, an MS in Industrial Engineering and a Law Degree. Since retiring from Bethlehem Steel in 1983, he has been serving as an arbitrator and consultant in the area of labor relations. Stephen also stayed active in the community in which he lived, serving on various boards in the area. Survivors: Wife; Son, Glenn Sinko and his wife Betsy of Pittsburgh; Grandsons, Matthew Glenn Sinko and Michael Robert Sinko; Sisters, Stella Bodisch of Northampton and Helen Wolfel and her husband Edward of Denver, CO; and many Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by Sisters, Mary Laky, Anne Bodisch and Sister Mary Teresa. Services: A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 415 S. 6th Street, Emmaus, PA. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday in the church. Inurnment in the U.S. Naval Academy Columbarium in Annapolis, MD will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, may be made to the Sarcoma Foundation of America, 9899 Main St., Suite 204, Damascus, MD 20872 or to the Church of St. Ann, 18049.

Published in Morning Call on June 6, 2016