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Timothy Woodbury USNA-AA Memorials

Gary Q. GEIST, 83, of Southern Pines passed on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Capt. Geist was born July 26, 1936 in Rochester, Pennsylvania and served on several ships during his Naval career. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Brenda Joyce (Styers) Geist. Two daughters, Stacey Whittington (Leslie) and Darcey Peakall (Myron) of Maine; a son, Curtis Geist (Joey) of Iowa; two step-sons, James T. Babbitt and Samuel G. Babbitt (DeNae) of Virginia;a sister, Christine Thomson of England; Three granddaughters, Shannon Price (DJ), Chloe Talley (Caleb), and Alejandra Babbitt. Four grandsons, Corey Glick, Graham Geist, Jack Geist and Isaac Babbitt. Two great-granddaughters, Rhyan and Eden Price. Serives at the U.S. Naval Academy Columbarium in Annapolis, MD on March 15, 2020 at 1030 at the Main Chapel, followed by committal in the Columbarium. A receopiton is planned for the Naval Academy Club.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Capt. Geist name to the Blessing Bag Ministry at Southern Pines United Methodist Church, 175 Midland Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387; United States Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation Class of 1959,291 Wood Road, Beach Hall, Annapolis, MD 21402; First Health Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 5889, Pinehurst, NC 28374-5889; First Health Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Reference Gary's obituary.

Joe Ford - Class Treasurer
Timothy Woodbury USNA-AA Memorials
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 will be held at 10:30 a.m. on April 23 at the USNA Chapel, followed by interment at the USNA Columbarium at 11:30 a.m.. 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

Reference Dan's obituary.

Reference Dan's obituary extended with photo.

Timothy Woodbury USNA-AA Memorials

Shirley Steele BILLINGS, wife of Thomas Billings, 6th Company, services will be hold at the Naval Academy on Monday, 4 May 2020 at 2pm. Full information will be posted when received.

Reference Mrs. Billings obituary.

Timothy Woodbury USNA-AA Memorials

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 Columbariumin Annapolis, MD. Tenative date: May 5, 2020.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Arthritis Foundation, 1-800-283-7800.

Reference Dave's obituary.

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