'Class of '59 Memorial | Committal | Funeral
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Memorial | Committal | Funeral Information
|Date Posted | Source
||Classmate or spouse
Ray Evan LaVAN, Jr, age 82, 11th Company, a resident of Fredericksburg, Virginia, peacefully passed away on May 12, 2020 at his home. Ray is survived by Janet (Hansleben), his wife of 32 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife Penelope (West), the mother of his four children.
A family service and inurnment will take place at The United States Naval Academy Columbarium, at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Fredericksburg SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.
Covenant Funeral Service
4801 Jefferson Davis Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Reference Ray's obituary.
Ralph Joseph FACCIANI, age 83, 6th Company,of Windber, PA, died May 11, 2020. Survived by wife of 53 years Catherine Lombardo, daughter Dina (Scott) McClain, and son Michael (Barbara Trzeciak).
Ralph was an avid sports fan, his interests included cooking and conversing with his many friends. He was a proud and loving grandfather. Due the pandemic services will be private. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at a later date. Arrangements by Meek and Dalla Valle Funeral Home, Windber. Meek Funeral Home
Reference Ralph's obituary.
Ragan Thomas PHILLIPS, age 83, 8th Company, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Once available, services and obituary will be posted.
obituary will be posted when available.
Joe Ford - Class Treasurer
Retired Navy Captain Daniel M. TRUAX, 84, died February 14, 2020 at home in Annapolis with his family by his side. Dan graduated and was commissioned on June 3, 1959. On graduation day he married Ona Marie Richardson and began their 60-plus year loving adventure together.
Capt. Truax is survived by his brother David Truax (Janet); his wife Ona; his son Tim (Susan); his daughters Christina Lindsay (ex-husband GP) and Tricia Bettick (Mike); grandchildren Daniel, John and David Truax; Jay, Tim and Chris Chellis; Garrett, Caroline and Kate Lindsay; step-grandchildren Angie Barton (Aaron); Kaitlin Kertsman (Steve); Michael Bettick (Jessica); seven step-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services, to be rescheduled, will be held at the USNA Chapel, followed by committal at the USNA Columbarium
NOTICE: Due to CoronaVirus situation, Capt. Truax's services have been postponed and date will be announced when confirmed.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake or USNA Alumni Association (Class of 1959). An online guest book is available at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com .
Reference Dan's obituary.
Reference Dan's obituary extended with Photo.
Shirley Steele BILLINGS, wife of Thomas Billings, 6th Company, died November 12, 2019.
A service of committal and inurnment will be held at the Naval Academy Columbarium.
NOTICE: Due to CoronaVirus situation, Mrs. Billings' services have been postponed and date will be announced when confirmed.
In lieu off flowers, please make a gift in honor of Mrs. Shirley S.Billings (wife of CAPT Thomas H. Billings, USN (Ret), USNA Class of 1959) to the U.S.Naval Academy Foundation, 247 King George St., Annapolis, MD 21402.
Reference Mrs. Billings obituary.
David Peter DOLELGER, age 82, of Austin passed away peacefully on December 19, 2019 at his home. He was the great grandson of Peter Doelger, the famous NewYork City brewer of the late 1800's and early 1900's.
Dave was predeceased by his first wife Janet (Feit) Doelgerof Rumson, NJ who passed away in early 1988. Dave is survived by his loving wife Lynn (Russell) Doelger of Austin, TX and brother; Peter Doelger of Somerville. He also leaves behind three sons who were the joy of his life; Christopher Doelger of Dassel, MN,Paul Doelger of Columbia, MO and Richard Doelger of Austin, TX and grandchildren and great children.
His remains will be placed in the U.S. Naval Academy Columbarium Annapolis, MD.
NOTICE: Due to CoronaVirus situation, Mr. Doelger's services have been postponed and date will be announced when confirmed.
Reference Dave's obituary.
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