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Colonel William E. Weber, Chapter #142,
K.W.V.A. of Frederick County, Maryland, Inc.
- Final Salutes -


Annelie E. Weber

Annelie E. Weber

Members of Chapter 142 would like to give a special salute to Annelie E. Weber (Tischbein), who was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association and meant a great deal to the Chapter. Annelie passed away shortly after her husband, Col (Ret) William E. Weber, surrounded by family and friends on October 30, 2022. Born on January 30, 1943, in Germany, she grew up in Ludwigshafen, and emigrated to the United States after attending university in Heidelberg. She always described herself as "German by birth and American by choice."

Annelie spent her career working on Capitol Hill in DC. She retired after serving nearly 29 years as a congressional staffer and Executive Assistant to the General Counsel and Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives. A lifelong learner, she spoke three languages (and studied more on her long daily commute), and was an alumna of the University of Maryland where she obtained her B.A. and M.S. degrees in Business Administration.

In addition to her long and successful career on Capitol Hill, Annelie held board and leadership positions in county, national, and international organizations. Annelie was devoted to Toastmasters International and named 'Distinguished Toastmaster', the highest award bestowed to its leaders. She was elected to serve District 18 as its Governor and served as a Board member of Toastmasters International from 2008-2010.

Annelie was involved with numerous fundraising activities, including administration of the National Fund of the US Botanic Garden, tasked by Congress to raise funds to build the National Garden.

She was a valued member of the Frederick community, having served as a President of the Frederick County Commission for Women, a Board Member of the League of Women Voters, Frederick County, and a Board Member of the Asian American Community of Frederick, MD.

Annelie was a tireless supporter of her husband Billís efforts throughout his life to bring recognition for Korean War Veterans around the world. She served as a Board Member for the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation and as Executive Staff assistant for the Korean War Veterans Association. She was a long-time Assistant Editor of the Airborne Quarterly magazine. During the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War 2000-2003, she published The Commemorator, a quarterly publication for and about Korean War veterans and served as the Executive Assistant and interim Executive Director for U.S. Korea 2000 Foundation.

Service and interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Chapter 142 sends condolences to Annelie's daughter-in-law Beth Chambers Weber and her granddaughter Dayne Weber (Cameron McKee).

More information can be found at Hartzler Funeral Homes.

 

 

Rudy Avadikian

Rudy Avadikian, KWVA Chapter 142

Members of the Chapter 142 salute Rudy Avadikian, 92, of Frederick, MD passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022 due to complications of pneumonia.He was born May 25, 1930 to Krikor and Loussper Avadikian who migrated from Turkey and Greece in the mid 1900's.

Rudy was in the US Army and served in the Korean War. Attended University of Maryland earning his BS degree and was retired after a long career with the National Bureau of Standards.

A wise man who lived his life with purpose leaving behind a legacy of dignity.

Rudy was predeceased by his wife; Carrie Avadikian and the mother of his children; Elaine Burdick Avadikian.

Chapter 142 sends condolences to his long time companion, Gloria Babashan; his brother, Richard Avadikian; his three children, Mark (Dee) Avadikian, Laura (Troy) Bregy and Cristine Avadikian; as well as his 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

More information can be found at Keeney Basford Funeral Homes.

 

 

Col. (Retired) William E. Weber

Col. William E. Weber KWVA Chapter 142

A soldier died today.

On April 9, 2022, Colonel William E. Weber, 96, joined his fellow Rakkasans of the 187th Infantry Regiment - an airborne regimental combat team. He passed away peacefully at home in New Windsor after a brief illness while in the care and company of his family and friends.

Born in Chicago on Nov. 10, 1925, to Joe and Rosina (nee Schaden) Weber, Bill was a soldierís soldier. He enlisted in the Army at 17 and was commissioned as an infantry officer in 1945. Bill had a long and distinguished career as a paratrooper and a member of the 11th Airborne Division and 82nd Airborne Division. During his service, he served as the executive officer of L Company, the 187th Infantry Regiment (airborne regimental combat team), and later commanding officer of K Company, 3rd Battalion, ARCT. He took part in the Allied Occupation of Japan after World War II and saw significant combat during the Korean War. In February 1951, he was severely wounded and lost both his right arm and right leg. Despite these injuries, Bill remained on active duty, being one of the first such disabled officers on active duty since the Civil War. He served both with NATO in Europe and at the Pentagon. In 1980, after 37 years of service, Bill retired with the rank of colonel.

His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star with V, Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He also attended the Armed Forces Staff College and Army War College.

For 24 years, Bill served as Chairman of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation. He was appointed by President Reagan as a member of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Advisory Board. He and his fellow board members passionately advocated for the construction of a memorial to remind all those who visited it that freedom is not free. The memorial itself was dedicated in 1995 by President Clinton and, in 2016, President Obama approved legislation for the additional construction of a Wall of Remembrance to the Korean War Veterans Memorial. Bill wanted to ensure that visitors to the national memorial would learn of the sacrifice of over 36,000 Americans and over 7,200 Koreans, who served as Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army (KATUSAs) and died to save the Republic of South Korea. The wallís final stone was laid in place on Saturday, the day of Billís passing. His greatest regret was that North and South Korea remain divided.

Even missing his arm and leg, nothing stopped Bill from skiing, sailing, swimming and horseback riding long into his life. He loved spending time on his farm with his rescue Great Danes and playing bridge with his family. His intellectual curiosity knew no bounds, as he pursued two masterís degrees from Hood College and University of Maryland.

Chapter 142 has been so inspired by Col. Weber they voted over a decade ago to name the Chapter in his honor. The Chapter is grateful to have known him.

Chapter 142 extends sympathy and support to his wife of 48 years, Annelie; his daughter-in-law, Beth Chambers Weber; and his granddaughter, Dayne Weber (Cameron McKee).

In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation which Bill tenaciously championed.

More information can be found at Hartzler Funeral Home and Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

 

 

William B. Fox

William Bill Fox KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of
Frederick News-Post

Members of the Chapter 142 are saddened by the passing of William (Bill) Fox who passed away on March 18, 2022. Born on August 21, 1931, in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late William Guy and Ethel Nancy (Larkin) Fox.

Married to JoAnn for more than 69 years, Bill was a devoted husband and father; his family was held dearest to his heart.

He was extremely proud of his service in the Air Force at Loring Air Force base, in Maine, during the Korean War. Most recently he was an active Executive Committee Member of the Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter #142.

After graduating from the University of Oregon's School of Architecture, perhaps one of Bill's biggest accomplishments was becoming an Architect, his profession from 1960 until the present day. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects. He designed many buildings including houses, churches, hospitals, schools, government buildings, including buildings in national and county parks, as well as completing several historic renovations. He was an advocate for the disabled and barrier free architecture. In 1968 he was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve on the Maryland Governors Committee to Promote Employment for the Disabled where he served for 25 years. He received multiple awards for his work on barrier free architecture. One of his most rewarding projects was the house that he designed and built, where he lived for more than 50 years until his passing.

In the late 1970s Bill renewed his teenage passion for antique cars and purchased a 1934 Ford V8 Fordor. This purchase led to the purchase of two other 1934 Fords. He became a lifelong member of the Early Ford V8 Club of America - National Capital (#36) and Northern Virginia (#96) Regional Groups - as well as the Early Ford V8 Foundation. His passion for the antique Ford V8's, along with his love of architecture, collided into what Bill would most likely consider his crowning achievement - his design and construction of The Early Ford V8 Foundation Museum, located in Auburn, Indiana. Bill's award winning 1934 Ford V8 Roadster, proudly donated to the museum by Bill in 2020, is now part of museum display.

Chapter 142 sends condolences to his wife, JoAnn, and the entire Fox family especially his children; Rebecca Schreffler and her husband Victor, Dorothy Jury and her husband Lon, Jennifer Karschner and her husband Shorty, and William B. Fox ll and his wife Elayne.

More information can be found at The Frederick News-Post.

 

 

James Raymond Joy, Jr.

James R. Joy, Jr, KWVA Chapter 142

Members of the Chapter 142 remember James Raymond Joy Jr., age 90, of Frederick, who died Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Frederick Health Hospital after a brief illness. Born March 21, 1931 in Libertytown, he was the son of the late James R. Joy and Helen Trundle Joy. He was the husband of A. Louise Joy, his wife of 54 years who died in 2009.

James served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955 as an aviation electronics technician and was awarded the AIR MEDAL and GOLD STAR (2nd award). He was employed with the Maryland State Highway Administration prior to his retirement as a project engineer involved with highway and bridge construction. He was a member of St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church, Frederick and a life member of Amvets Post 2, BPOE Lodge 684 and VFW Post 3285, all of Frederick. His additional memberships included: AARP Chapter 36, American Legion FSK Post 11 and Korean War Veterans Chapter 142, all of Frederick, and Korean War Veterans Association, National Rifle Association and Amateur Radio-KD3N. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, coin collecting, photography, traveling and lighthouses.

Chapter 142 sends condolences to his the entire Joy family especially his children, Barbara J. Clark and husband Jeffrey, James R. Joy III and wife Donna, Michael Joy and wife Barbara, and Robert Dennis Joy and wife Rachel; grandchildren, Jeffrey A. Clark Jr., Justin A. Clark, Stephanie Lynn Joy, Lauren E. Joy, Shannon E. Joy and Sarah K. Joy; great grandchildren, Marceline, Jameson and Jack; brother, Franklin R. Joy and wife Eileen.

More information can be found at The Frederick News-Post.

 

 

Dominic J. Naples, Sr.

Dominic J. Naples, Sr, KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of
Frederick News-Post

Members of the Chapter 142 pay respects to Dominic James Naples, USMC, who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 with family by his side. He was born on Feb. 5, 1935 to the late Dominic J. Naples and Mary Agnes Hardesty (nee Lewis) of Washington, D.C.

Dominic married his loving wife of almost 59 years, Mary Ellen Burdette, in June of 1957. He was a devoted father to his four children, Dominic J. Naples Jr. (Heather), of Locust Grove, Virginia, Vincent Naples (Lisa), of Frederick, Maryland, Mary Ann Vann (Jamie), of Frederick, Maryland, and Margaret Konecni (Danny), of Mount Airy, Maryland.

Dominic was the founder and commandant for the first 11 years of the Lance Corporal Deane Detachment 770, of the Marine Corps League in the Mount Airy/Damascus, Maryland, area. Dominic was also a lifetime member of several organizations, to include: Marine Corps League L/Cpl. Deane Detachment, Marine Corps League Baltimore Detachment, VFW Post 10076, American Legion Post 191 (Mount Airy), AMVETS Post 2 (Frederick, Maryland), 1st Marine Division Association, 3rd Marine Division Association and KWV National Association. He was also a member of the following organizations: Korean War Veterans Assn. No. 142, Knights of Columbus third degree (St. Peterís of Libertytown, Maryland), Knights of Columbus fourth degree, Westminster Moose Lodge 1381 and Moose Legion 218.

Dominic, along with his wife Mary Ellen, co-founded the Toys for Tots program within the Lance Corporal Deane Detachment and dedicated several years to the program. They enjoyed the smiles brought to the childrenís faces.

Chapter 142 sends sympathy to his wife and the entire the Naples family.

More information can be found at The Frederick News-Post.

 

 

Gene E. Toms

candle, KWVA Chapter 142

Members of the Chapter salute Gene Toms of Thurmont, MD who passed away on Sept. 19, 2021. Born in 1932 in Lantz, MD, Gene was the son of the late Glenn and Maude Toms. Gene was preceded in death by his wife and best friend Nancy M. Toms on Oct. 1, 2015.

Gene graduated from Emmitsburg High School in 1950 and joined the Navy when the US entered the Korean War. He was assigned to the destroyer USS Samuel B. Roberts and sent to Northern Europe. After four years service in the Navy, he worked for the Bureau of Mines and the National Bureau of Standards, where he retired after 33 years of federal service.

Gene's favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association, as well as a member of Chapter 142. He also worked many volunteer hour with his wife Nancy in the State and National Parks.

Chapter 142 sends condolences to the Kress family: his three daughters Brenda, Janiele, and Cindy; siblings Arlene Helm, Glenn Toms, Jr., and wife Patty; and sisters-in-law Idabelle Toms and Sharon Toms.

More information can be found at The Frederick News-Post.

 

 

William (Bill) Guilday

William Bill Guilday, KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of
Stauffer Funeral Home

Members of Chapter 142 remembers William (Bill) Guilday of Mount Airy died on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Born on October 7, 1931 in Chester, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Michael Delaney Guilday and Esther Catherine Lawler Guilday. He was the husband of the late Mary Eileen Guilday of 52 years.

Mr. Guilday represented the Veterans of Foreign Wars U.S. Navy from 1950-1954. He served two tours of duty with the European Occupation Forces after World War II and one tour of duty in Korean waters during the Korean War. He operated as the plane captain in Europe on the U.S.S. Carol Sea - air craft carrier. While in Europe he was attached to the 6th Fleet, while in Korea he was attached to the 7th Fleet, Fast Task Force 77, and served with Naval Fighter Squadron 44 during all four years in the Navy. An active member of KWVA Chapter 142 from the very begining, Chip Chipley remembers him well.

He was a member of BPO Elks and served as exalted ruler of the Rockville lodge. He was also a third and fourth degree Knights of Columbus member. He was also a charter member of the Korean War Veterans, a member of the Mt. Airy American Legion Post 191 and a life member of the VFW Post 10076.

Mr. Guilday was the owner of North Strong Chemical Corporation for 12 years and was a representative of Quark Scientific Glass Company for over 20 years.

More information about Charles Medinger can be found at Stauffer Funeral Home.

Chapter 142 extends its deepest sympathy to Bill Guilday's entire family, especially his children and their spouses: Kevin R. Guilday, Sean M. and Jeanne Guilday , Timothy L. Guilday, Brenda D. and Tony Trout, Maureen D. and Curtis Peterman, Michael L. and Colleen Guilday, Patrick L. and Tara Guilday, Shane L. and Rebecca Guilday, and Brigid D. and Bruce Holmes.

 

 

Charles Douglas Medinger

Charles Medinger, KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of
The Frederick News-Post

Members of Chapter 142 pay respects to Charles Douglas Medinger, 89, of Walkersville, MD, passed peacefully into the arms of his Heavenly Father on February 25, 2021, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Charles "Chuck" was born on December 30, 1931 to William and Goldie Johnson in Philadelphia, PA then later adopted by the loving couple Ellsworth and May Medinger spending his childhood in Baltimore, MD.

Chuck was a proud Korean War veteran and served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed his career as an estimating engineer. Throughout his career he worked at Morgan Keller and Glen Construction. He was a deacon of Frederick Church of the Brethren and was a member of The Gideon's International, Frederick East Camp.

Chuck had a passion for living life to the fullest and a true love for the beach with his family. He enjoyed walking and spending time with family while on vacation at Ocean City, MD.

More information about Charles Medinger can be found at The Frederick News-Post.

Chapter 142 extends its deepest sympathy to Chuck Medinger's entire family, especially his daughters, Denise Baer and Hideko Stoner, and his grandson, Joshua Ketterman.

 

 

Edward Eugene Rice

Edward Eugene Rice, KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of
Keeney & Basford Funeral Home

Members of Chapter 142 pay respects to Edward Eugene Rice, 87, of Frederick, MD, who passed peacefully from this life on Friday, February 19, 2021. Born on June 7, 1933, in Mountaindale, MD, he was the son of the late Charles (John) Rice and Bertha Grushon Rice. He was the husband of the late Barbara Ann (Klipp) Rice for 60 years. He was predeceased by an infant brother, Clifford.

Eddie, as he was fondly known to friends and family, was a jack of many trades. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1952 and made 1st class Gunnerís Mate in 4 years, leaving the service in 1960. He worked at Sears & Roebuck in downtown Frederick and later at Safeway. He was a 20-year retired federal employee with the Department of Energy. Eddie also had his own painting business and later a lawnmowing business. For many years he worked as an assistant at the Carriage House Bake Shop in Mt. Pleasant. He also worked at the gate of the Great Frederick Fair for 25+ years. At age 80, he retired from his second government position, as a 20+ year driver for the Frederick County Commission on Aging, with the Frederick, Thurmont and Emmitsburg offices.

Eddie was a life member and past Exulted Ruler for the B.P.O. Elks #684 in Frederick. He was a Korean War vet, life member of the American Legion #41, VFW, Amvets, NARFE and a 15-gallon Red Cross blood donor. Eddie had a strong faith and was a lifelong member and officer of the Mountaindale Union Chapel, past member of Faith UCC and board member of Mt. Prospect Church Cemetery Association.

Adhering to Covid guidelines, a private family graveside service will take place at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Frederick. Condolences may be shared with the family at Keeney & Basford P.A. Funeral Home.

More information about Edward Rice can be found at Keeney & Basford P.A. Funeral Home.

Chapter 142 extends deepest sympathy to the entire Rice family.

 

 

Theodore Ernest Carlson

Theodore Ernest Carlson, KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of
The Frederick News Post

Members of Chapter 142 salute Theodore Ernest Carlson who went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2021 at age 89. Born June 25, 1931 in Ashland Massachusetts, he is survived by his sister, Ernestine Dyer of Daytona Beach, Florida and his brother Charles (Chuck) Carlson of Ashland, MA.

Ted served in both the Navy and Air force, and was an active soldier during the Korean War. He faithfully served in his church, Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Frederick, Md. Helping those in need was near and dear to his heart. He served at the homeless shelter every week and went on numerous missions trips. He loved his family, his God and his country.

Ted leaves behind three children: Tracy Carlson, Jason Carlson (Renny) and Susan Carlson-Hammond (Kevin). Six Grandchildren: Justin Carlson, Devin Carlson, Danielle Carlson, Nick Carlson, Taylor Hammond, Kevin Hammond Jr., and five great-grandchildren.

Ted was the patriarch of the Carlson family and leaves a legacy of leadership and servanthood. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

More information about Ted can be found at The Frederick News Post.

Chapter 142 extends deep sympathy to the entire Carlson family.

 

 

Joseph N. Shrader

Joseph Shrader, KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of
Stauffer Funeral Home

Members of Chapter 142 salute Joseph N. Shrader, age 90, retired Deputy Commander and Senior Civilian of the Naval Sea Systems Command, died from COVID-19 on December 24, 2020 at Homewood in Frederick, MD. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Ann Shrader; his second wife, Joyce Ann Shrader; and his son John Neal Shrader.

Mr. Shrader was employed by the Navy Department from 1963 until his retirement in 1992. After active duty in the Coast Guard from 1952 to 1955, he was employed in private shipyards in Baltimore and Seattle as a naval architect and program manager until 1963 when he was employed by the Navy Department Bureau of Ships in Washington, DC. Subsequent to working in various ship acquisition program management positions and becoming a member of the Senior Executive Service in 1981, he became the Deputy Commander and Senior Civilian in the Naval Sea Systems Command in 1985. From 1989 to 1992, he served as the Navy Chair at the Defense Systems Management College at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Among the awards he received for his Navy service were the Presidential Meritorious Executive and Navy Distinguished Civilian Service awards.

A graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1952, he retired as a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve in 1982. He was twice awarded the Coast Guard Commendation Medal for his Reserve service.

More information about Joseph Shrader can be found at Stauffer Funeral Home.

Chapter 142 extends condolences to Joseph Shrader's entire family, especially his three children and their spouses, Norbert J. Shrader, Lynne Fay Shrader (wife of the late John N. Shrader), Mark and Kimberly Shrader, and Michelle and Dan McDonald.

 

 

Matthew C. Bridges

Matthew C. Bridges, KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of
Keeney & Basford Funeral Home

Members of Chapter 142 pay a final salute to Matthew C. Bridges of Middletown, MD, who passed away peacefully at his home with family on November 17, 2020.

Matt leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter and generosity. He treasured his family. He is survived by his wife, Rita, five children, thirteen grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren.

Matt was born on May 29,1930 in Beans Cove, Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy Bridges. There were 12 children in the family. He is survived by two sisters.

Matt served his country during the Korean War. He received the purple heart and two bronze stars. Matt was also a successful businessman in the community. He started Bridges Drywall in Silver Spring in 1955, moved to Frederick County in 1975 and continued to work until his death. When he wasnít working he enjoyed his cabin on the Cacapon River. He loved bluegrass music, gardening, watching the Redskins and eating Maryland crabs.

A private graveside service will take place on Friday, November 20 in Middletown, MD. A celebration of life will be held in the future when it is safe for friends and family to gather.

More information about Matt can be found at Keeney & Basford Funeral Home.

Chapter 142 extends deep sympathy to Rita, his wife of 69 years, and the entire Bridges' family.

 

 

John E. Wilcox, Jr

John Wilcox, KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of
Keeney & Basford Funeral Home

Members of Chapter 142 pay respects to member Mr. John Elmer "Moe" Wilcox, Jr., 84, who died Saturday, October 3, 2020 at home in Frederick, MD. Born in Frederick, MD, he son of the late John Elmer Wilcox, Sr., and the late Bessie Jane (Marshall) Eppley Wilcox; and the loving husband of Christina Irene (Bell) Wilcox, whom he married on May 1, 1954.

He was in the Frederick High School Class of 1954, but joined the National Guard before graduating. He received his diploma with a G.E.D. on November 29 1975. In his early years, he worked at several service stations, for Storm & Shipley and for Cappelloís Food Market.

Mr. Wilcox joined Company A, 1/115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, Maryland Army National Guard on February 15, 1954, serving between February 1954 and October 1970, and between April 1980 and July 9, 1982, retiring as First Sergeant (E-8). With the National Guard, he also served at HQ Co in Silver Spring and with Combat Support Co at Olney, MD where he served as 1SG. He pulled riot duty several times: Racial Riots in Cambridge three times in 1963 and 1964; Racial Riots in Baltimore for eight days in April 1968 following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King; and Campus Unrest at the University of Maryland twice in May 1970 during Vietnam War protests. In April 1969, he participated along with another National Guard member and two State Troopers in the search for a three-year-old boy who had been lost in the Catoctin Mountains overnight. Their party found him early the next morning.

He received a diploma from the Maryland Army Nation Guard Non-Comissioned Officers (MDARNG NCO) School in Towson on Apr 4, 1971, and was named the "Honor Graduate". While still serving in the National Guard with Company A, he was named "Outstanding Enlisted Member of the Year NCO" for 1981. He finished his military service with Company A, 115th Infantry Regiment. He served in the United States Army Reserve with the 8830th USA AIT Bde, MP in Gaithersburg from 1973 to 1974; and also served with the 698th Supply Company, 97th ARCOM at Flair Armory in Frederick in 1974, and from 1975 until 1978.

More information on John's achievements be found at Keeney & Basford Funeral Home.

Chapter 142 extends sympathy to Christina, his wife of 66 years, and the entire Wilcox family.

 

 

Carl Raymond Thayer, Sr

Carl Thayer, KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of
Stauffer Funeral Home

Members of Chapter 142 are saddened with the passing of member Carl Thayer, who died on April 7, 2020 at the age of 90. Born in Adamstown, MD at the beginning of the Great Depression, he experienced hardship and some difficult family challenges, but he never complained.

Mr. Thayer served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. His children only recently learned that while stationed there, he wrote home to ask his church for collections of toys and blankets to create a Christmas celebration for the orphans that lived near the airfield.

First in his family to earn a college degree, he attended Clemson University on the GI Bill and graduated as a Mechanical Engineer. His experience at Clemson set him on a course to work on a camera that went to the moon, battlefield medical equipment and Cold War projects, but he never lost his affinity for the Clemson color orange.

A warm and moving tribute written by Carl's children can be read at the Stauffer Funeral Home website.

Chapter 142 extends condolences to Carl and Helena's children (Carl Thayer, Jr., Stephen Thayer, Mary Haugen, Rebecca Hankey and Kathy Nicholakos) and the entire Wilcox family.

 

 

Kenneth Eugene Davis

Ken Davis, KWVA Chapter 142

Members of Chapter 142 pay respects to Kenneth Eugene Davis, 86, of Frederick, who passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Frederick Health. Ken Davis was a founding member of Chapter 142 serving as Commander and Newsletter Editor for many years. His commitment, particularly to the Scholarship Fund, has shaped the Chapter into the respected service organization it is today.

Mr. Davis was the husband of Lorraine Johnson Davis. They celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary this past June. Born in Washington, DC on June 30, 1933, he was the son of the late Henry and Clara Buffington Davis.

He graduated from McKinley Technical High School in 1950 and then proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Air Force.

He was a Montgomery County Police Officer for five years and then was an architecture draftsman for over 45 years . He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church where he enjoyed singing in the Gospel Choir. As well as a founding member of Chapter 142, Ken was a member of Francis Scott Key American Legion Post #11 and the Amvets Post #2. He loved his country, was a member of the NRA, and had a deep appreciation for the military.

Chapter 142 extends sympathy to Lorraine, and the entire Davis family.

More information may be found at Keeney & Basford Funeral home.

 

 

Robert Flores

Robert Flores, KWVA Chapter 142

Members of Chapter 142 are saddened at the loss of Robert Flores who passed away on July 18, 2019. Born in Ranger, Texas, to Simplicio and Ana Flores, he joined the US Army and retired in 1966 as a Staff Sergeant.

Robert Flores was an active member of Chapter 142, participating in functions ranging from the Korean-American Recognition Day at the Maryland State House to the MIA/POW Ceremony in Frederick, MD.

Early 2019, Robert Flores moved to Altoona, Pennsylvania, where he was a member of the St. John Evangelist Catholic Church.

Committal Rites will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.

Chapter 142 extends sympathy to the Flores family, especially his wife, Denise.

 

 

John Smith

John Smith, KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of The Frederick News-Post

Members of Chapter 142 send support and condolences to the family of John Smith, who died on August 4, 2019. John Smith, a member of Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 142, was born Nov. 6, 1930, to the late A. Garald and Freda (Karickhoff) Smith in Kingwood, WV.

John attended Masontown HS, served in the USAF from 1951-1954, and earned a BS in Electronic Engineering from WVU in 1959. He worked for Philco, Ferroxcube, and Fairchild Space & Defense, retiring in 1993. He was an active church member and a member of American Legion, AMVETS, and Korean War Vets. John especially enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, golfing, traveling, gardening, softball and running marathons.

Chapter #142 expresses sympathy to the Smith family, especially Alice (Pingley) Smith, John's wife of 65 years.

You can find out more on the Frederick News-Post website.

 

 

Lawrence Kress

candle, KWVA Chapter 142

Members of the Chapter are sorry for the loss of Lawrence Kress, a long time member of Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 142. Lawrence Kress passed away early this month, June 2019. He was in the US Army during the Korean War.

Chapter #142 salutes Lawrence Kress with the Honors Tribute:

We are here assembled to pay a lasting tribute of respect to our departed comrade.
When the call of our country was heard, Comrade Kress answered;
self was forgotten in the cause of the greater good.
As a brave man, he marched away with an abiding faith in his God, his country and his flag
The red of our countryís flag was made redder still by his heroism;
the white, more stainlessly pure by the motives which impelled him; and,
in the starry field of our nationís glorious banner, the blue has been glorified by the service he has given for Americaís ideals.

Chapter #142 expresses condolences to the Kress family.

 

 

Anthony John "Tony" Malavenda

Anothony John

Chapter 142 is truly saddened with the passing of Anthony John "Tony" Malavenda, on Friday, May 10, 2019, at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Irene Joyce La Page Malavenda. Born in Port Chester, New York on March 15, 1933, he was a son of the late Philipe and Marie Branca Malavenda.

Tony proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and spent a total of 26 years in the military. After the military he worked for over 20 years at the Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Waterford, CT. He was a member of the St. Joseph's on Carrollton Manor Catholic Church, Columbia Lodge # 58, Frederick, Francis Scott Key American Legion Post 11, Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 142, Frederick, and Amvets Post 2, Frederick.

Tony has been a fixture in KWVA Chapter 142, quick with a smile and an excellent wit. For over a decade he served on the Executive Committee and attended many functions. Searching through the Activities page on this site reveals how active he was in the Chapter, from honoring Veterans on POW/MIA Recognition Day to raising funds for Camp Corral.

Chapter 142 sends its deepest condolences to Tony's wife, Irene Joyce La Page Malavenda, as well as family and friends. He will be sorely missed.

You can find out more on the Frederick News-Post website.

 

 

John C. Spahr, Sr.

John Curtis Spahr Sr., KWVA Chapter 142

Chapter 142 give a final salute to Mr. John Curtis Spahr Sr., 90, of Adamstown, MD, who passed from this life surrounded by his family on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD. He was the husband of Zelma Burrier Spahr for 65 years.

Born October 5, 1928, in Carlisle, PA, he was the son of the late Edith (Spahr) and Robert Shultz and John E. Spahr. He owned the National Bohemian Distributorship in Frederick County (MD) for many years.

John served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and was a past member in Chapter #142 of The Korean War Veterans Association of Frederick County, MD.

He was an avid Baltimore Orioles & Dallas Cowboys fan, loved playing Poker and Penuckle with his friends and a member of Forest Grove Methodist Church in Dickerson, MD.

Chapter 142 sends condolences to the John Spahr's wife and daughter, Robin, as well as family and friends.

You can find out more at the Keeney Basford P.A. Funeral Home website.

 

 

James Allen (Jim) Wedberg

Chapter 142 remembers James Allen Wedberg of Bethesda, MD who passed away with his loving wife, Malla at his side on March 8, 2019. Jim was a Korean War Veteran and retired 20-year US Foreign Service Officer, serving overseas in Vietnam, Tanzania, Afghanistan (where he met his wife Malla), Mauritania and in Washington, DC as a country program development officer for Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cameroon and the Central African Empire.

A Final Salute was rendered to National KWVA member James Wedberg at the request of his wife, Malla, on March 29th at the Pumphrey Funeral Home in Bethesda, MD. Commander Becker, Bob Eader, Chip Chipley and Glenn Wienhoff did the honors.

Chapter 142 sends condolences to his wife, Malla, his step daughter and son in law, Mashal and David Hartman, sister and brother in law Nancy and Colonel Larry Zittrain Ret., nieces and nephews Laurie Jones, Scott Zittrain, Greg Zittrain, Jennie Tippit and their families.

 

 

Lucian Folconer Jr.

Lucian Falconer Jr., KWVA Chapter 142

Chapter 142 pay their respects to Lucian K. Falconer, Jr. of Frederick, who passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Homewood at Crumland Farms, after a bout with cancer. He was the husband of the late Neeta Ellen Dame Falconer. They were married in 1958 and she died on August 7, 2018. Born in New Market on December 28, 1932, he was a son of the late Lucian K., Sr., and Alverta Comer Falconer.

Lucian was a graduate of Frederick High School Class of 1951. He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army, from 1953 to 1956, and was a member of KWVA Chapter 142.

Lucian retired after 40 years of honorable service with the National Institutes of Health. He was an active member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church for over 40 years, a member and past master of the Philanthropic Lodge # 168, A.F. & A.M., Masonic Lodge in New Market, and a member of the Scottish Rite of Frederick. Lucian was also a charter member of the New Market Volunteer Fire Company.

Left to honor and remember him are his three sons, Lucian K. Falconer III, of Leesburg, VA, Kenneth M. Falconer and wife Roxanne, of Brunswick and Philip E. Falconer, of Lovettsville, VA, and his two grandsons, Nicholas L. Falconer serving in the United States Navy and Nathaniel K. Falconer, of Brunswick, two brothers, William C. Falconer and wife Ruth, of Middletown and Robert P. Falconer and wife Peggy, of Ft. Worth, TX, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Penny Falconer, who died in November 2018.

Chapter 142 sends condolences to the Falconer family and friends.

You can find out more on The Frederick News-Post website.

 

 

Charles R. Wisner

Charles Wisner, KWVA Chapter 142

Chapter 142 morns the passing of Charles R. "Buck" Wisner, 89, who died on September 4, 2018, at the Kline Hospice House. Born in Frederick, on March 16, 1929, he was a son of the late Franklin H. and Ida C. Staub Wisner.

Buck honorably served this Great Republic in the United States Army as a Military Policeman with the 523rd Military Company, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. He retired as a Department of Defense Firefighter at Fort Detrick. He was a Volunteer Firefighter and became a Life Member at the Independent Hose Company and Citizens Truck Company, serving as Fire Chief and Director.

Buck was a member of the Francis Scott Key American Legion Post # 11, AMVETS Post #2, Frederick, Maryland State Fireman's Association, Maryland Fire Chief Association, University of Maryland Terrapin Club, (Board of Directors), and the Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 142.

Chapter 142 sends sincere condolences to Buck's family and friends. He will be missed.

You can find out more on Frederick News-Post website.

 

 

William Schaeffer Rhoads

William Shaeffer Rhoads, KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of
Stauffer Funeral Home

Members of Chapter 142 pay respects to member William "Bill" Rhoads, 86, of Frederick, MD, passed on August 5, 2017. Bill was born on April 3, 1931 to Austin Engelbrecht Rhoads and Mildred Louise Thomas, and married Barbara F. Pyles on June 23, 1957

Mr. Rhoads earned a Bachelorís degree in Commercial Science in 1950, followed by a Masterís degree in the same field in 1951, both from Strayer University. He is a veteran of the Korean War, having been deployed to Korea from 1953-1955. While in the army, Mr. Rhoads was a member of the Signal Corp as well as playing the clarinet for the 25th Infantry Division Band.

Mr. Rhoads had a long career as an accountant and auditor, working at several area businesses, including Thurmont Construction Company, the Interstate Bridge Company of Maryland, and James S. Grimes, Inc., from which he retired in 1999. An active member of the Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ in Frederick, MD, Mr. Rhoads was elected deacon, elder, treasurer, vice president and president of the consistory, regularly serving on the stewardship and finance committees and singing in the choir for more than 60 years.

More information about Bill Rhoads can be found at Stauffer Funeral Home.

Chapter 142 extends its deepest sympathy to Barbara Pyles Rhoads, his wife of 60 years and the entire Rhoads family.

 

 

Jack William Droneburg

Jack Droneburg, KWVA Chapter 142

Chapter 142 is saddened by the death of long standing friend and member Jack William Droneburg, 89, of Frederick, Maryland, who passed from this life on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD. For many years Jack headed the Chapter's Member Welfare committee. He was often on the Executive committee and in 2015 he was the Chapter's Vice Commander. On September 16, 2017, he was presented a plaque for his service by Howard Whang and Jim Kim of the Korean American Association of Prince George's County.

Born on October 13, 1928, in Frederick, MD, he was the son of the late Roger Truman Droneburg and Eva Irene (Winpigler) Droneburg. Jack graduated Frederick High School in 1947 and served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953 State Side 31st Division Dixie-South Korea 1st Cavalry Division. He retired from Ft. Deterick after 32 years in the Fire Department Utility Division "Decon".

Jack was a member of the American Legion Post 11, AmVets Post 42, VFW Post 6658, the Col. William E. Weber Korean War and Korean Service Veterans Chapter 142, Korean War Veterans Antietam Chapter 312, Moose Lodge 371, Fire Company United 3, AARP-NARFE, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He loved watching western movies and walking his beloved dog, Peeka.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy May Fulmer Droneburg; his daughter, Lark S. Abrecht; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Craig and his wife Courtney and Amanda Abrecht; great-grandchildren Calvin and Lily; sister, Nancy Ann Corun and her husband Daniel and his loving dog and faithful companion, Peeka.He is predeceased by his twin brother, Gene Joseph Droneburg.

Chapter 142 sends heart felt condolences to Jack's family, especially Dorothy. He was a friend and will be missed.

Jack Droneburg was the personification of the U.S. Army values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless-Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage.

You can read more at The Stauffer Funeral Home website.

 

 

Richard C. Knoebel

Richard Knoebel, KWVA Chapter 142

Chapter 142 gives a solemn final salute to long standing friend and Executive Committee member Richard Knoebel. On May 13, 2017, with family by his side, Mr. Knoebel passed away at his residence in Gaithersburg. He was 91. He was preceded in death by Margaret, his beloved wife of 57 years. He leaves behind six daughters: Geri Knoebel, Madeline Knoebel, JoAnne Knoebel, Denise Knoebel, Colette Given, and Bernadette Knoebel-Swann. He is survived by 11 grandchildren as well as seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Knoebel is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and was deployed in World War II (South Pacific Theater) and in the Korean War. He was very active serving as the Secretary-Treasurer of the National Board in the Chosin Few Korean War veteranís organization - The Chosin Reservoir Battle Monument was recently dedicated May 4, 2017, in Quantico, VA (see Changjin Battle/Chosin Few). He also was a member of the Executive Committee of the William E. Weber Korean War Veteransí Association (Chapter 142). In addition, he was a founding and charter member of the Marine Corps League (Detachment 1428) and received their 2017 Marine of the Year Award.

He owned and operated Knoebelís Radio and TV Service in Gaithersburg for 35 years. Upon retirement he served the community in many ways. Mr. Knoebel sat on the Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Fire Board for 10 years, Gaithersburg Zoning Board of Appeals for 17 years, and Board of Supervisors of Elections for 5 years. In 2007, he received Gaithersburgís Citizen of the Year Award and served as the Grand Marshall of the Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade.

Chapter 142 sends condolences and regards to Richard Knoebel's family. He will be missed.

Non sibi sed patriae - Not for self but country.

You can read more at The DeVol Funeral Home website.

 

 

Lewis T. Bell

Lewis Bell, KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of The Frederick News-Post

Members of Chapter 142 remember Lewis Thomas Bell who passed away at the Ballenger Creek Center in Frederick on March 19, 2017. Born in Frederick, he was the son of the late Jesse Elmer and Dorothy Irene Bell. He was married on April 24, 1954 to Peggy Ann Thompson, who died in November 2000.

Lewis worked at M. J. Painter's Shoe Repair Shop at age 14, joined the U S Army on July 25, 1949 and was a combat veteran, serving with the 3rd Infantry, 92nd Armored Field Artillery (famed "Red Devils") of two major battles during the Korean War - the campaign against the North Koreans, and the campaign against the Chinese Communists. Other battles included the frozen Chosin Reservoir, the Su-Won Airstrip and the Evac-uation of Hong- Nam. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Korean Service Medal with two bronze campaign stars, and the United Nations Service Medal. He was discharged as S/SGT on September 10, 1952. He worked at Fort Detrick as a Mechanical Engineering Technician in the Aerobiology Division of the U S Army Medical Research Institution of Infectious Diseases from 1953 until his retirement on February 3, 1984.

He was a member of the Francis Scott Key Post 11, American Legion; the Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 142; the Philanthropic Masonic Lodge 168, New Market; the AMVETS, Post 2, Frederick; a life member of the VFW John R. Webb Post 3285; and the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick.

He is survived by two brothers, Jesse E. Bell, Jr. of Myersville and Danny L. Bell of Monrovia; three sisters Christina I. Wilcox of Frederick, Dotty L. Neal of Smithsburg, and Ida Mae Blickenstaff of Myersville; nieces and nephews, Douglas A. Wilcox of Hagerstown, Cynthia L. Wilcox of Frederick, John E. Wilcox, III of Salisbury, Judy L. Clark of Smithsburg, Debra J. Stanley of Smithsburg, Mark D. Neal of Smithsburg, Tina L. Flook of Myersville, Ryan W. Bell of Thurmont, and a special niece and caregiver, Margaret Ann Godsey of Frederick. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Randolph J. Bell and Ned W. Bell.

Chapter 142 sends condolences and regards to Lewis Bell's family.

Brave Cannons.

You can read more at Frederick News-Post about Mr. Bell.

 

 

Nelson R. May

Nelson R. May, KWVA Chapter 142

Members of Chapter 142 are saddened by the passing of Nelson R. May, 86, who died at home on February 24, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. For 58 years he was the loving husband of the late Martha K. Edwards May who passed away on November 23, 2009. Born in Frederick, Maryland on May 1, 1930, he was the son of the late James Harvey May and Clemma V. Bidle May.

Nelson graduated from Frederick High School, Class of 1947. He served as Senior Class Treasurer and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was an accountant, retiring in 1990 from Central Maryland Farm Credit as Vice-President, Finance and Administration.

Nelson enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1948. He attended Draftsman's School at Fort Warren, Wyoming. In 1949 he was assigned to Headquarters, 20th Air Force, Air Intelligence, on Okinawa, Japan. During the Korean War, he served at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Air Force Intelligence Cable Section. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 1955.

He was a Life Member and Post Commander of Amvets Post 2, Frederick, and a member of: American Legion Post 11, Frederick; V.F.W. Post 3285, Frederick; Korean War Vet. Association, Chapter 142, Frederick; Korean War Last Vet. Club, Am Vets Nat. Sad Sacks, Sack 101, Frederick; Air Force Association, Central Maryland Chapter 145; The Historical Society of Frederick County, Maryland and the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society. Nelson and Martha spent many years working on each family history and had an extensive Civil War and American History library. Nelson's great, great Uncle, Wesley Marken, was a member of the Potomac Home Brigade, Union Army, was captured at Charles Town, W. VA: by John Mosby and died in Andersonville Prison, Georgia. His great grandfather, Yancy May, served with the 146th Virginia Militia, Confederate Army. During the 1800's he worked at Catoctin Furnace as a wood cutter and collier.

Chapter 142 sends condolences and regards to Nelson May's family.

Aim High ... Fly - Fight - Win.

You can read more at Resthaven Memorial Gardens about Mr. May.

 

 

Martin Goge Sr.

candle, KWVA Chapter 142

Members of Chapter #142 salute Martin Goge of Edenton Retirement Community, in Frederick, MD, who died peaceably on Friday, January 20, 2017. Mr. Goge served in Korea from 1951 through 1952 with the 45th Infantry Division, as 1st SGT. For his service, he was awarded the Bronze Star, and Combat Infantryman Badge. He later became a member of Chapter #142, and had been a very active member of the Chapter for several years until his health declined. He was employed locally as Executive Vice President of Hagerstown Leather, and later as Vice President of the Buckheimer Corporation. After retirement, he ran a workshop for developmentally disabled young adults at the Kennedy Institute in Washington, D.C.

He is best remembered by his friends and family for his sense of humor, his optimism, his insatiable curiosity and endless desire for knowledge, and most of all for his enormous capacity for love.

Chapter #142 will miss Martin Goge Sr. and sends their condolences to Martin's children, grandchildren and great grandson.

I am the Infantry.
I am my country's strength in war.
Her deterrent in peace.
I am the heart of the fight - wherever, whenever.
I carry America's faith and honor against her enemies.

You can read more at The Frederick News Post about Martin Goge Sr.

 

 

Louis Cole III

Louis Cole III
photograph courtesy of The Frederick News-Post

Chapter 142 is saddened by the passing of Louis Cole III. Louis Nichols "Pete" Cole III, 83, of Walkersville, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at the Kline Hospice House. He was the loving husband of Irene Sheckles Cole. Born in Frederick, on June 17, 1933, he was a son of the late Louis Nichols, Jr., and Edith Marie Wolfe Cole.

Louis proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Air Force. He was a graduate of Frederick High School Class of 1951 and a member of the Amvets Post # 2, the Francis Scott Key American Legion, Post 11, the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 142 and former member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church.

He was retired after many years as an electrician for the National Bureau of Standards, which today is known as NIST.

Chapter 142 expresses their deep condolenses to his wife, his sons, Robert L. Cole, of Frederick, and David M. Cole and wife Candice, of Walkersville, his brother, Bernard "Tink" Cole, of FL, sister, Lorraine Purdum, of Clarksburg, and grandchildren, Heather Adams and husband George, and Daniel Carter.

You can learn more at The Frederick News-Post.

 

 

Paul William Mossburg

Alfred Arthur Loose Wiles
photograph courtesy of The Frederick News-Post

Chapter 142 is saddened by the passing of Mr. Paul William Mossburg, who died on Sunday, September 18, 2016, in Frederick. He was the husband of the late F. Doris Lackey Mossburg, who died in 1987. Born in Frederick in 1926, he was a son of the late Harry C. and Emma R. Fitz Mossburg.

Paul proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired after 30 years with the City of Frederick Police Department, rank of Captain. When he retired he was Inspector Supervisor/Commander of Criminal Division. He had also received the Ribbon of Honor and the Citation of Valor. After his retirement he owned and operated Mossburg Investigation Consultant. Later he worked part time for F & M Bank and Shockley Honda.

Paul was always very active in the community, which included Founder of Kid's Inc., an organization to help children with family problems, of which he served as president. He was past director of several activities, including, Kid's Inc., PTA Elm Street School, North Frederick and T J High School, March of Dimes, the YMCA and Department of Social Services. He was a founder and past Director of the Frederick County Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, member of Task Force Charged with writing of Drug Program for Frederick County Schools. He served as chairman of the Frederick County Red Cross and also chairman of the Disaster Committee.

He was an active and life member of the Frederick Evening Sertoma Club, having served three terms as Director, Secretary and President. He also served as Past District Governor, Past State Director and Past Sertoma International Director. He had received the Man Kind award, at the local and district level, the highest award given by Sertoma. He was also a member of the National and District Gold Coat Association of Sertoma.

He was an active and life member of the Frederick Elks lodge and currently serving on the Board of Trustees. He was a member of the FSK American Legion, VFW Post # 3285, Amvets Post # 2, Korean War Veterans Chapter 142 and the Junior Fire Company. He was also a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church, TN.

He will be missed.

You can find out more at The Frederick News-Post.

 

 

Alfred Arthur Wiles

Alfred Arthur Loose Wiles
photograph courtesy of The Frederick News-Post

Members of Chapter #142 salute Alfred Arthur "Loose" Wiles, who passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, preceded by his wife, Shirley Gilroy Wiles, who died July 25, 2007. Alfred was born at the Best House in Frederick Junction. He was a sone of the late George Arthur and Margaret C. Waltz Wiles.

Alfred was a crane operator for Eastalco Aluminum Company from 1969 until his retirement in 1998. At the time of his death, at the age of 83, he worked part-time with Gladhill Tractor Mart.

Alfred was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1952 until 1955. He was a charter member of The Big Oak Lodge in Middletown; life member of Loyal Order of the Moose #371, Frederick; life member of Clopper American Legion Post #10, Boonsboro; and life member of Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 142.

Chapter #142 extends their thoughts and prayers to the Wiles Family.

You can find out more at The Frederick News-Post.

 

 

James William Rooney Jr.

James William Rooney Jr.
photograph courtesy of The Frederick News-Post

Members of Chapter #142 pay their respects to James "Stuffy" Rooney Jr., who passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016. James was born on November 15, 1930 in Brunswick, Md to James William "Sarge" Rooney Sr. and Millie Malvina Nalley. James is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patsy Kagey Rooney; daughter Rhonda Lynn Rooney; brother Raymond "Pat" Lee and his wife Brenda Rooney; sisters-in-law Jacqueline Kagey and Shirley Kagey Rohrer; niece Lisa Walker Shankle; nephew Michael Patrick "Mike" Rooney; niece Heather Christine Rooney and numerous other loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

James grew up in Brunswick, Md. He was called to duty into the United States Army on December 7, 1951, where he took eight weeks of basic training at Camp Roberts, CA and Camp Cook, CA. His rank was Private First Class in the 160th Infantry Regiment 40th Infantry Division, Company "B". Later, he would be shipped overseas to fight in the Korean War. While in combat he was wounded by an incoming mortar shell, hit by shrapnel on January 15, 1953. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal (44 years later), Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. On the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War he was awarded another Korean War Service Medal by South Korea. James was honorably discharged on January 28, 1954 from Valley Forge Army Hospital, Phoenixville, Pa after a year of medical care and rehabilitation from all his wounds.

James was a life member of Steadman-Keenan Post #96 American Legion of Brunswick, MD, Veterans of Foreign War Post 10421 of Brunswick, MD, the Korean War Veterans Association of Frederick County, and Silver Bit Riding Club where he rode alongside his Uncle William "Pink" Nalley, enjoying his love for horses and horseback riding. He also was an Antique and Classic Automobiles enthusiast.

Chapter #142 extends their thoughts and prayers to the Rooney Family.

You can read more at The Frederick News-Post.

 

 

Roy Edward Goodman

candle, KWVA Chapter 142

Members of Chapter #142 remember Roy Edward Goodman, who passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015. He is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Dwayne Damuth and Donna and Bill Welty; two sisters, Ella Robertson and Lois Redden; a brother, Basil Basham; wife, Carol; three beloved grandchildren, Jeff Welty, Stacy Huss and Jenny Holder; and the joy of his life, his great grandchildren, Avery and Parker Welty, Naomi Huss and Finley and Josie Holder.

Born on May 20, 1929 in Frederick County, Maryland, he was the son of the late Minnie Jane Goodman Basham and James Edward Goodman. Roy Goodman was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and was a life-time member of the Marine Corp League - Shangri-La-Detachment, Frederick and Bull Dog Detachment, Hagerstown.

He was a Korean War Veteran and member of KWVA Chapter 142. He was also a member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Frederick, an auxiliary officer for the Frederick Police Department and an active member of the Senior Citizens Center in Lexington, NC.

Chapter #142 sends their condolences to the Goodman Family.

You can read more at Stauffer Funernal Home about Roy Goodman. Online condolences may be made at Piedmont Funeral Home. Piedmont Funeral Home is assisting the Goodman family with local arrangements, and Stauffer Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements in Frederick, MD.

Semper Fi

 

 

John Albert Routzahn Sr.

John Albert Routzahn Sr., KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of The Frederick News-Post

Members of Chapter #142 are saddened by the passing of John Albert Routzahn Sr., who passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2015. He was the loving husband of the late Alma Darlene Routzahn whom he married on January 30, 1955.

Born and raised in Frederick, Maryland, he was the son of the late Charles O. and Erma Routzahn. He enlisted in the United States Navy, at the age of 17, and served in active duty from Aug. 1944 until July 1946. He continued his service in the USNR from Jan. 1951 to Jan. 1955 during which time he served as a Machinist Apprentice at Camp Detrick, in Frederick, Maryland. John spent the next 33 yrs. as a highly skilled Machinist within the Federal Government.

He was a Life Member of KWVA Chapter #142; a member of Evangelical Reformed Church in Frederick, MD; a member of the American Legion Post 11; the Ali Ghan Shriners; the Cresap's Rifle Post 78 of the 29th Infantry Division Association; the Columbia Lodge 58 A.F. and A.M. Masonic Order; the National Rifle Association and the Elks Lodge 684.

Chapter #142 expresses their sympathy to the Routzahn Family.

You can read more at The Frederick News-Post about John Albert Routzahn Sr.

 

 

Rupert Spring

Rupert W. Spring, KWVA Chapter 142
photograph courtesy of The Frederick News-Post

Members of Chapter #142 mourn the death of Rupert Spring who passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015.

Rupert Spring was the son of the late Rupert W. Spring, Sr. and Mamie C. Alexander Spring. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Nancy Jo Spring, two sons, Michael Spring (Sandy) and Steven Spring (Jody); and one daughter, Pamela Jamison (Bill); one brother, James Spring; two sisters, Gloria Duvall, and Geraldine Bartee; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his twin sons, David and Dennis Spring, and by three sisters, Betty Lou, Joanne and Sondra.

Rupert was a seasoned millwright doing work for Bechtel, Fairchild Hiller, NIH, Naval Medical Center, Ford's Theatre and other notable businesses, and personal cabinetry for Lady Bird Johnson.

Rupert served in the U.S. Army 1169th Combat Engineer Group during the Korean War, 1950-1953. He was a life member of American Legion Post 11, VFW 3285, AMVETS Post 2, Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 142 of Frederick, MD and Honor Guard 142.

He was a life-long motorcycle rider. He enjoyed dirt track Class C M/Cycle, AMA Pro Racing, NASCAR, Pro Boxing, bluegrass, country, and gospel music.

Chapter #142 sends their condolences to the Spring Family. Rupert Spring will be missed.

You can read more at The Frederick News-Post about Rupert William Spring.

 

 

Richard L. Martin

Richard Martin, KWVA Chapter 142

Members of Chapter #142 are sadden with the passing of Richard Martin who died May 29, 2015.

Richard Martin was the husband of Ann Younkins Martin, his wife of almost 61 years. Born January 22, 1933, in Wolfsville, he was a son of the late Richard A. Martin and Gladys S. Martin. He was a direct descendent of Johan Stephen Martin, a German immigrant who arrived in America in 1751.

Richard Martin was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S, Army. He was a member of Francis Scott Key Post #11 of the American Legion, Amvets Post #2, and COL. William E. Weber Korean Veterans Chapter #142. Mr. Martin was a long time member of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Middletown, MD.

Richard Martin was also a member of the following: Sgt. Lawrence Everhart Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), District of Columbia Commandary of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), Antietam Camp # 3 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), and Descendants of Mexican War Veterans (DMWV). He was very active in genealogy research and in gardening.

A long time Chapter member, he will be missed. Chapter #142 expresses their condolences to the Martin Family.

The Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home has more information on Richard Martin.

 

 

Donald R. Maxey

Donald Maxey, KWVA Department of Maryland Commander
photograph courtesy of Stauffer Funeral
Homes, P.A.

Members of Chapter #142 extend their sympathy to the family and friends of Donald Maxey, who passed away January 27, 2015.

Donald Maxey, a long time member of Chapter #142, was a Captain in the United States Armed Forces Army and most recently served as the Department of Maryland KWVA Commander.

A science teacher in Montgomery County for more than 30 years, Donald Maxey has left a great impression on a great number of people in Maryland and afar. His passions were environmental and community activism.

Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Maxey Family.

The Stauffer Funeral Home has more information on Donald Maxey as well as service arrangements.

 

 

Richard M. Toms

Richard Toms KWVA Chapter 142 Member
photograph courtesy of Stauffer Funeral
Homes, P.A.

Members of Chapter #142 remember with respect and friendship Richard Toms, who passed away March 31, 2014.

Richard Toms served in the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1969. During the Korean War he was on assignment in Japan for four years as a test flight engineer on B-26s and as a flight engineer completing weather and recon flights over the Yellow Sea. He received several awards during his service including: Commendation Medal; Berlin Airlift - Germany Occupation Medal; Korean Service Medal; United Nations Korean Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Air Force NCO Academy Service Medal; and Good Conduct Medal with Bronze loop.

Richard was a member of Air Force Sergeants Association, Retired Enlisted Association, Glen Eyler Post 282 of American Legion of Woodsboro, The Frederick County Genealogy Society, and Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 142.

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to Richard Toms' family.

The Stauffer Funeral Homes website has a wonderful write-up on Mr. Toms accomplishments.

 

 

Leroy S. Hansberger

LeRoy Hansberger KWVA Chapter 142 Member

Members of Chapter #142 grieve with the loss of LeRoy Hansberger, who passed away November 19th, 2013 at his home in Ijamsville, MD.

LeRoy served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Before and after the war, he served in the National Guard. He was a past commander of Chapter #142, member of the Damascus American Legion Post #171, Life member of Mt. Airy VFW, State of Maryland Korean War Veterans officer, 4th Degree Knight of Columbus Assembly member of St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church and a 10 year member of the Frederick County Roads Board.

Our deepest sympathies are extended to LeRoy's wife, Charlotte Brown Hansberger, and family.

You can read more about LeRoy Hansberger in The Frederick News-Post.

photograph courtesy of the Frederick News-Post

 

 

Gene Joseph Droneburg

Come Unto Me, Spilsbury Mortuary

Members of Chapter #142 are saddened with the loss of long time member Gene Droneburg, who passed away October 15th, 2013 at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Gene, twin brother of Jack Droneburg, served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He also served many years as head usher at Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion Francis Scott Key Post 11, United Fire Company #3, and Amvets Post #2.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gene's family espcially his wife, Geraldine Droneburg, and brother, Jack Droneburg.

To read In Memoriam for Gene Droneburg, click HERE

 

 

Commander Robert "Bob" Miles

Robert Bob Miles, Commander

Members of Chapter #142 have heavy hearts with the loss of Commander Bob Miles. Bob Miles passed away Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the University of Maryland Hospital after suffering from a stroke.

Bob helped form the State of Maryland's Korean War Veteran's Department and was their first Commander. At the time of his death, he was Treasurer of the Department and Commander of Chapter #142.

He was a good friend.

To read the Frederick News Post obituary for Bob Miles, click HERE

photograph courtesy of the Frederick News-Post

 
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