'Class of '59 Services Information Archived

This page houses archived known Memorial | Committal | Funeral Announcements for 2020. All are greyed out with the most recent listed first. Select year of the service 2021/2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017.  Additionaly, known classmate's deceased spouse list.  Current Planned services are at Current Services.

Memorial / Committal /Funeral Information - Year 2020
Date Posted | Source Classmate or spouse
Timothy Woodbury
USNA-AA Memorials

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 on Thursday, 1 October 2020 at 11am.
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
Tel: 540-898-4326
Fax: 540-898-5906
Reference Ray's obituary.

Timothy Woodbury
USNA-AA Memorials

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.

Sandry Conley
Classmate's daughter

Carl Norman DANITSCHEK , age 83, 11th Company, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020. He was preceased by his wife, LaVonne who died in 2011. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine (Jerri) Maxwell Danitschek; a son, James (Jim) Danitschek of Waynesville; a daughter, Sandra Conley (Jason) of Alexandria, VA; a brother, Gene Danitschek (Paula) and a sister, Alice Schultz (Gordon), both of Wichita, KS; numerous nieces and nephews; and his fur baby, Bentley, a 10-month old Bichon Frise. He raised two wonderful and successful children, was a caregiver to family members in his retirement, and he lived his faith on a daily basis.

A private burial was held in the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, SC on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. He was buried alongside his wife, LaVonne, of 46 years. A public memorial will be held at a later date.

Reference Carl's obituary.

Tom Lukish

Ragan Thomas PHILLIPS, age 83, 8th Company, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Once available, services and obituary will be posted.

Ragan's obituary will be posted when available.

Timothy Woodbury USNA-AA Memorials

Frank Alexander ROESCHER, age 83, unexpectedly passed away on Friday,March 13, 2020, after complications from surgery. Frank was born in Atlanta on December 8, 1936 and grew up in Techwood, Downtown Atlanta.
After graduation in 1959, he served in the United States Air Force, where he retired in 1983 at the Rank of Colonel After retirement, he worked at GTE Government Systems, Westboro, MA and then resumed his love for teaching at Georgia Perimeter College. Frank is survived by his wife, Charlotte; his four children, Steve, Michael, David, and Dorrie. He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Sara L. Roescher and his brother, Waldo F. Roescher, Jr.
Memorial Services are pending and are in the care of Tom Wages Funeral Service. Condolences may be sent or viewed at

Reference Frank'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
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