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This page houses archived known Memorial | Committal | Funeral Announcements for 2021. All are greyed out with the most recent listed first. Select year of the service 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017.  Additionaly, known classmate's deceased spouse list.  Current Planned services are at Current Services.

Memorial / Committal /Funeral Information - Year 2021
Date Posted | Source Classmate or spouse
Ed Hill - 24th Company
Timothy Woodbury
USNA-AA Memorials

Dr. J. Phillip (Jack) LONDON passed away on January 18, 2021, at 83 years of age. Jack was born April 30, 1937 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Graduating from the Naval Academy with the Class of 1959, he was active duty for 12 years (antisubmarine warfare helicopter pilot) and 12 years in the Naval Reserves, retiring as a Captain. He joined CACI in 1972 as an IT program manager and led this small company to a $6.3 billion information technology giant with his 20 years of leadership as President and CEO.

Jack is survived by his loving wife, soul mate, and life partner, Dr. Jennifer London, the former Dr. Jennifer Ellen Burkhart of Ohio; his adult children, J. Phillip London, Jr. (Jennifer) and Laura London (Jed); his young sons Jackson, Jayson, and Jonathon; six grandchildren (Evan, Andrew, James, Charlotte, Riley, and Jasper); brother Gary London (Liz) of Edmond, Oklahoma; nephews Greg Hale and Hunter London; and niece Lauren London Derrick.

An in-person Masonic funeral will be held at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia, on Saturday, February 13th at 1:00 pm. This service will also be live streamed. For details about in-person attendance and viewing the livestream, please visit Future Christian services will be held at the Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland, and the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Dr. London will be laid to rest with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

Gifts in his memory can be made to CAUSE USA, the United States Navy Memorial, and the Washington National Cathedral.
Reference Dr. London's obituary.
Reference Dr. London's obituary extended with Photo.

Timothy Woodbury
USNA-AA Memorials

Elbert Grant REES, 84, of Logan, UT, passed away January 24, 2021. Grant was born December 20, 1936, in Salt Lake City, UT. He graduated in 1959, met his wife Shirley in Long Beach, married in 1960, served twenty years retiring from the Navy in 1979. After years working in both Maryland and Idaho as an engineer he moved back to Logan in 2009. Among many other activities, Grant and Shirley served as missionaries in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Grant was preceded in death by his wife. He is survived by his sons and Kevin (Darcy) Rees of Providence, UT, Steven (Lori) Rees of Mesa, AZ, brothers Richard (Arlene) Rees of Charlotte, NC, and W. Dale (Marian) Rees, of Sandy, UT and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 30th, at Nelson Funeral Home, 162 E 400 N, Logan. A viewing will be held from 10:00am to 10:45am.
Services will be livestreamed through Zoom: Password: Rees

Nelson Funeral Home
162 East 400 North
Logan, UT 84321
(435) 752-3261
Reference Grant's obituary.

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Reference the Process (pdf) for Notification and Posting of classmate or spouse death.
Memorial Affairs Coordinator & Cemetery Administrator Sharon L. Moffatt Memorial Affairs Coordinator & Cemetery Administrator 101 Cooper Road United States Naval Academy 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

Please email the Class Correspondent, Charlie Pease, if you have any questions or corrections.