2016 Reunion Registration- Gettysburg PA.



USS Franklin Reunion 2016 – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
June 23-24-25-26, 2016

Contact information:

Joyce Conklin – 724-825-3541 joyce.conklin@yahoo.com
Sheila Hartley – 304-662-6865 hartleysheila@yahoo.com

Hotel Accomodations:

1863 Inn of Gettysburg, 516 Baltimore St. Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 334-6211 – www.1863innofgettysburg.com Rooms will be held up to 45 days prior to the reunion and then they will open up to the public. The rooms WILL fill up and be released, so please make your room reservations asap! Double occupancy rooms $125 on Thursday $145 on Friday and Saturday. PARKING AND BREAKFAST INCLUDED!


Thursday, June 23 – check in and explore downtown Gettysburg

Friday, June 24
3 hour bus battlefield tour with a Licensed Battlefield Guide
Tour Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Civil War Museum, Film – “A New Birth of Freedom” and the Gettysburg Cyclorama
Box lunch provided
Optional evening “Ghost Tour”

Saturday, June 25
Eisenhower National Historic Site Home and Farm Tour
Gettysburg Hall of Presidents and First Ladies Tour
Gettysburg National Cemetery – self guided tour
Evening banquet

Sunday, June 26 – Farewell Breakfast

Registration Fee:

$155 for Adults/$140 for children under 16 and under


Registration Form:

Please download the registration form, print it out and send your registration to Joyce Conklin.  Instructions are included on the registration form.  The PDF Registration form is available at the link below:

2016 USS Franklin Reunion Registration

Obituary, Paul Appert

Husband, father, engineer, tinkerer, football fan, and all-around nice guy Paul “Doc” Appert passed away on December 9th at age 90. A life-long Ridgewood resident, Doc leaves behind his beloved wife of 64 years Teresa (Perry), and sons Paul (Albany, CA), Peter (Lafayette, CA), Chris (Midland Park) and Phil (Merrimack, NH).
The youngest of five siblings (Larry, Tom, Mary, and Edward), Doc grew up on Overbrook Road in Ridgewood, attended Mt. Carmel School, and graduated from RHS, class of ’43. As a youth he worked for his Uncle Arthur on the Appert Celery farm in Allendale.
Doc joined the Navy at 17, seeing action on the USS Franklin in the Pacific. Like many of the Greatest Generation, Doc rarely spoke of his wartime experiences.
After graduating from Stevens Institute of Technology Doc had a 40 year career as a mechanical engineer, retiring in 1990 to enjoy time at Spray Beach and visiting his kids, grandkids and great-grandson (Caitlin, Dan, Kyle, Grace, Jane, Caroline, Jonathan and Sammy).
We’ll miss Doc’s quiet wit, eclectic taste in music and devotion to his family.
Published in The Record on Dec. 18, 2015

– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/northjersey/obituary.aspx?n=paul-appert&pid=176937648&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.GEoZ7nlp.dpuf

USS Franklin Museum Association 2015 Board of Directors Election

The ballots from the November 2015 Board of Directors election have been counted.
We congratulate the newly elected member, David Baruch and the three re-elected members: Ray Bailey, Sam Rhodes and Beth Conard Rowland.

2016 Directors include:

Prentice Baptiste
Ray Bailey
David Baruch
Roger Hall II
Darren Hamm
Sheila Hartley
Jeannette Haugk
Kenneth Homko
Kathleen Lyons
Louise Mast
Sam Rhodes
Beth Rowland
Kathy Uecker

Obituary, William Compton Kallbrier, Sr.

William Compton Kallbrier, Sr.

September 27, 2014
Kallbrier, William Compton, Sr., on Sat., Sept. 27, 2014.
Beloved husband of 55 years of the late Rose Kallbrier (nee Angelo).
Dear father of William C. (Susan) Kallbrier, Jr. and Jeanette (Jim) Scheve.
Proud grandfather of Eric, Jessica, Kelly and Matt.
Dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, Grandpa Bill and friend.
Bill was a retired tool and die maker. He lived in the St Louis area his entire life, living his last 15 years in St Charles , Missouri with his wife, and daughter and her family, where he could be close to his daughter and son-in-law, son and daughter-in-law and all four of his grandchildren and their events and games. His fondest activities were attending his grandchildren’s events, watching the History, Military or Discovery channels and enjoying a cup of coffee with sitting in the garage waving at the neighbors.
Funeral Sat., October 4 at 1:00 P.M. at the STYGAR MID RIVERS Funeral Home and Crematory, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Charles, MO.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials to the American Lung Association appreciated.
Visitation Fri., Oct. 3 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M.