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Memorial | Committal | Funeral Information
Date Posted | Source Classmate or spouse
Timothy Woodbury
USNA-AA Memorials

Peter (Pete) Curtis SCHON , 84, died peacefully on April 10, 2021, in the company of his wife and daughters. Peter was born on June 7, 1936, in Wellesley, MA. He spent one year at the NROTC program at Purdue, and entered the USNA in 1955, graduating with the Class of 1959. He served in the Marines, leaving in 1964 to join the family's printing business.

Peter is survived by his beloved wife Juliana; two daughters Erica Pollak and Kirsten Shorey, and their spouses; three grandsons Carleton, Cameron, and Jason; and a special granddaughter Isabella. He was predeceased by his parents Hilda Jean Duffet and Bert Eric Schon, and his brother, David Emerson Schon.
Peter will be inurned at the Naval Academy Columbarium with a date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Carson Scholars Fund, founded in 1994 by Dr. Ben Carson, and his wife, Candy.

1050 York Road
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 823-1700
Reference Peter's obituary.
Timothy Woodbury
USNA-AA Memorials

Donald SHELTON, 85, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Donald was born on June 20th, 1934 in Salado, Texas. He attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating as a distinguished graduate in 1959. Prior to the Naval Academy, he served in submarines as an enlisted quartermaster for four years.

He is survived by two sons, Justin Scott Shelton, and Christopher V. Shelton. Donald chose to be cremated and his ashes inurned at Arlington National Cemetery. A memorial service is scheduled at the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Palm Coast on 20 June 2020.

39 Old Kings Road N
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Reference Don's obituary.

Timothy Woodbury USNA-AA Memorials

David Peter DOELGER, 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) Doelger of 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 with the family and USNA.

Al Lawyer, USNA 1967
& Ed Hill - 24th Company
Shipmate Coordinator

Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Robin "Bob" Lee STARCK , 83, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021, with his beloved wife of 58 years, Carol Starck (nee Lentz), at his side.  A member of the 12th Company, he graduated from the Academy with the Class of 1959 and went on to serve on submarines, retiring in 1982. Upon retirememnt, he earned an MBA and worked as a defense contractor.  He is survived by his wife Carol, a daughter, two sons, eight grandchildren and four sisters.
A private family memorial service will be held, with inurnment at the U.S. Naval Academy Columbarium at a future date.

Cmdr. Robin (Bob) Starck's Committal Service at the Columbarium is Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:00AM.

Reference Bob's obituary.

Susan Legro
Classmate daughter

Stanley (Stan) Wayne LEGRO , 84, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2020, in La Jolla, California. Stan was born July 3, 1936 in Muskogee, OK. He graduated first in the Class of 1959 at the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the Marine Corps. After leaving the Marine Corps, he attended Harvard Law School, and practiced law in San Diego and taught as an adjuct lecturer at San Diego School of Law. He later practiced law in Washington, DC, retiring in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
He is survived by his brother, Monta (Donna) Legro of Houston, Texas, his daughter, Susan Legro of Prague, Czech Republic , his son, Wayne Legro of Seattle, Washington, and his two granddaughters.

Stan's Memorial Service at the USNA Chapal is Monday, November 22, 2021 at 10:30AM followed by committal at the Columbarium. Details of the reception will be posted when available.

Reference Stan's obituary.

Bill Wheaton
Classmate 14th Co

Russell (Russ) E. WHIPPS , 84, died on 02/29/2021.
He is survived by his daughter, Deanna Guzman, a son and grandchildren.

Russ's inurment at the USNA Columbarium will be at Monday, November 22, 2021 at 2:00PM.

Reference Russ's obituary.

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Reference the Process (pdf) for Notification and Posting of classmate or spouse death.
Memorial Affairs Director Anthony C. Whalen, CFSP Memorial Affairs Director United States Naval Academy 101 Cooper Road Annapolis, MD 21402 410-293-1101 FAX 410-293-4809
Death Notifications Timothy Elizabeth Woodbury, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Memorial Affairs 410-541-6506 || 410-295-4064
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