|CLASS OF 1948 SHIPMATE COLUMN
JANUARY-FEBRUARY - 2019
It is with deepest sorrow that I report the passing our classmate and great friend David Carruth on 16 November 2018. His son Steven sent me the following:
Condolences may sent to Betty at 9619 Burke Lake Road, Apt. 131; Burke, VA 22015.
Charlie Mertz, Warren Graham and I have been trying to fill the tremendous void caused by Dave’s absence from his position as the class Shipmate editor due to his illness and subsequent passing. Dave had been the Shipmate editor since August 2007. In addition Dave maintained the In-Memoriam lists and the email directory which I would post on the class website. I have assumed the latter functions and in addition since August have been sending out emails of time sensitive events. With Charlie’s help I will continue to submit news items to Shipmate. I wish I had Dave’s great writing skills.
Received the following in September from Goodie and Chuck Braley 13th Co.:
Received the following from Bob McClinton 11th Co. on 13 Nov:
Received the following from Paul Riley 13th Co.:
|Paul Riley and Ty Dedman|
Since the last column I have received word of the loss of seven Classmates and two Wives.
On a brighter note my friend Jean and I flew from our homes in San Diego to Boston for a 7-day Caravan Tour of all the New England states to enjoy the autumn colors and to view some historic sites. We were able to spend three days before the tour on Cape Cod where we visited my old home town of Falmouth and the rest of the Cape. After the tour we visited Annapolis for three days. The highlights of that visit included the Sunday morning service at the Chapel and a visit to John McCain’s grave site to pay our respects. In addition we walked through some of the Yard visiting Bancroft, Dahlgren and Preble Halls. Seeing all the new building additions that were made since we graduated was a complete shock.
By the time you receive this copy of Shipmate you will have celebrated the Thanksgiving and the end of the year Holidays that we knew by other names. So, in view of the lag between column submission date and your receipt of Shipmate I send you belated Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays greetings.
And don’t forget to send us any news that you would like to share with your Classmates and friends.