Obituary, Roland Young

Roland “Swede” Young left this world on March 7th, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. His children; Perry, Kathy, Rae, Becky, Linda, and his special friend, Ruth were at his side when he passed away. He was 96 years old. He was born May 27th, 1925 on the family farm in Russell, Kansas, to Daniel and Addie Young. He was the youngest child born to a family with five brothers and three sisters. He spent his childhood living and working on the family farm. At the age of 17, with special permission, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy to join his brothers in the war effort. During World War II he served from 1942 to 1946 in both the Atlantic and the Pacific. He was Gunner Mate that served on several merchant ships before being transferred to the Aircraft Carrier the USS Franklin. He was serving on the USS Franklin on March 19th, 1945 when it was hit off the coast of Japan. He was rescued after spending 5 1/2 hours in the Pacific. His story is featured in the documentary “USS Franklin Honor Restored”. After being discharged at the end of the war, he went to work in the oil industry, which became his lifetime career. Swede worked for over 50 years in drilling and production. He was respected and admired and was a mentor to several generations in the industry. He was known to be an honest, hardworking, loyal, and dedicated individual to both his work and family. He combined this with a fun-loving, mischievous sense of humor and wit. He worked and raised his family in Louisiana, Kansas, and Nebraska, before moving in 1976 to Colorado. With his wife, Joan (married May 12, 1954) he made a home in Fort Morgan until her passing in 1998. Swede enjoyed travel, camping, fishing with his family, and a set of lifelong friends. He was active with the Elks and the VFW, and always ready for a game of cribbage, especially with his granddaughter Pamela. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were a source of great comfort and pride to him, in his final years. Roland “Swede” is survived and missed by his special friend; Ruth McReynolds of Ft. Morgan, CO. His children: Perry W Young (Peggy) of Abita Springs, LA; Kathy Young of Firestone, CO; Rae “Jeannie” Young of Firestone, CO; Rebecca “Becky” Rowland (Ed) of Ft. Morgan, CO; Linda Young (Michael) of Ft. Morgan, CO. He will be loved and remembered by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Perry Young (Cindy) with Emma and Elise; Amanda Young of Louisiana. Roland “RJ” Young (Tabatha) with Savannah, Tristin, and Brayden; Pamela Rowland of Colorado. He was preceded in death by His wife, Joan, and his daughter, Addie Young. Services will be at the First Christian Church in Fort Morgan, Saturday, March 12th at 10:30 AM with military services at the cemetery followed by lunch at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation of time and service to a US veteran.
Published by The Fort Morgan Times on Mar. 11, 2022.

Obituary, Charles R. Dunn

DUNN Charles R. “Dynamite” Dunn, age 81, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2004. He was born in Nashville, TN, but has resided in Jacksonville all of his life. He was proud to serve in the U. S. Navy during WW II, having served on the U.S.S. Core (CVE-13), U.S.S. Franklin (CV-13), U.S.S. Essex (CV-9), and the U.S.S. Wasp (CV-7). Mr. Dunn retired from JEA after 32 1Ú2 years of service as a T&D Foreman. He was a longtime Christian and most recently a member of Murray Hill United Methodist Church. He also was a member of the Ezra Masonic Lodge #67. Survivors include his wife of almost 29 years, Edith Dunn; 3 sons, Dale Dunn (wife, Chris), Dan Dunn (wife, Nancy), Don Dunn (wife, Gail); step-son, David Smith (wife, Janice), step-daughter, Pam Rogers (husband, Gary); 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 5 step great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Russell Dunn, Thomas Dunn, Raymond Dunn; 3 sisters, Cathryn Burner (husband, Clarence), Jeannette Wolfe (husban d, Larry), Lovedine Stoy (husband, Otto). He was preceded in death by a sister, Nellie Gill. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Thursday, August 12, 2004 in Murray Hill United Methodist Church, 4101 College St. with Dr. Nate Boles officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery (Gate #2). The family will receive friends from 7-9 PM Wednesday evening at HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 729 S. Edgewood Ave. For those who prefer, donations may be made to Murray Hill United Methodist Church, 4101 College St., Jax., FL 32205. Please sign the Guestbook at

Obituary, David M. Baruch

David M. Baruch, age 95, beloved husband of Barbara (d. 2011), devoted father of Lisa (Robert Johnson) Baruch and Rachel (Michael) Yackley; cherished grandfather of Yosef and Aisha Johnson, and Rebecca Yackley; treasured great-grandfather of Liam Delarme and Barbara Johnson; dear companion of Margaret Seres; also survived by many loving family and friends. David was a psychiatric social worker who spent 30 years as the Administrator of the Loretto Hospital Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, as well as 10 years with the Illinois Dept. of Mental Health in state clinics and hospitals. After he retired, David enjoyed many travels around the world, especially to Barcelona, Spain, where he was born. David was a proud Navy veteran who survived the bombing of the USS Franklin aircraft carrier at the end of WWII. He and Barbara were founding members of Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County, and active, lifelong members. Memorial service Friday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 S. Highland Ave., Lombard, 60148. Private burial. Donations may be made to Etz Chaim’s Barbara Baruch Religious School Fund. Info: Chesed v’Emet, Rudy Lerner, Funeral Director, 847-577-0856,

Obituary, George Marshall Freck

Marlton – George Marshall Freck died peacefully on November 30, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.

George was born on July 14, 1927 in Jacksonville, Florida to George and Isabelle (Hanna) Freek. George spent his childhood growing up on the banks of the Mississippi River in Cordova, Illinois, where he developed his love of the outdoors. From there, he proudly joined the US Navy to serve during World War II in the Pacific from 8-14-1944 to 06-06-1946. He later re-enlisted to serve during the Korean War from 09-21-1950 to 06-01-1952. He met and married his bride, Rosemarie (Famiglietti) Freck in Brooklyn, NY. He was a devoted husband for 55 years until she died in 2003. They loved and cherished their three incredible children, Katherine Ann (Ralph) Gregory, Robert (Michele) Freck and George (Joan) Freck. He was predeceased by his son, George, in 1993. George was admired and adored by his grandchildren, Georgette Mastrogianni, Allison Bucks, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Negro, Rachel (Roberto) Freck-Morales, Anthony Freck, Paul Freck and Michael (Gina) Freck. He left behind eleven great-grandchildren, Olivia, Francesca, Stefania, John, James, Lola, Layla, Natalie, Ethan, Gregory, and Daniel who all reveled in the amazing stories of his life. George had an absolute love for the outdoors and wildlife; he was an avid fisherman who found his peace on the water, a trait passed down to and shared with his youngest son. George had an insatiable thirst for knowledge, he was always reading, questioning and researching, a trait passed down to and shared with his two older children. It could be argued George’s favorite thing to do was listen to, watch or attend NY Yankee games, a trait he passed down to and shared with most of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. George will forever be missed by his family. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Rd., Middletown. A prayer service will be held during the visitation. Burial will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11:30 am at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

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Posted online on December 01, 2021

Published in Asbury Park Press

Obituary, Gilbert “Gene” Eugene Baca

Gilbert Eugene Baca “Gene” left us on November 18, 2021 after a long, satisfying and full life of 94 years and 7 months. He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Montoya Baca and Mary Isabel “May” McAuley Baca and three brothers, Ernest Mitchell, Robert Thomas “Bobby “and a stillborn brother. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Bonnie Baca, a sister-in-law Marion Baca, and several nieces and nephews.

He was born April 19, 1927 in the house his grandfather, A.B. Baca, Sr. built in 1910 in Socorro, NM. His great uncle, Elfego Baca, of NM fame was the youngest brother of A.B., Sr. Gilbert attended school in Socorro until his senior year of high school when his family moved to San Pedro, California, where he graduated from high school at the age of 16. Upon graduation Gilbert asked the US Post Office if they could hire him for any type of work, thinking he could load packages or other chores since he knew he was too young to work as a federal employee. However, the post office was desperate for help since most able-bodied men were fighting in WWII, so he was given a uniform and a sack of mail and embarked on what became a life-long postal career. Just barely 18 years old he joined the Navy serving on three carriers: the USS Cowpens in Pearl Harbor, where he saw action in the Pacific, the USS Kitty Hawk and finally the USS Franklin CV-13, while under repairs in NYC, Brooklyn naval yard where he worked in the mail room returning letters after having to stamp them KIA and MIA. After discharge as Seaman 1st Class K Division, he returned to San Pedro continuing his career at the US Post Office, this time as a full-fledged federal civil servant. He worked as a letter carrier, supervisor, and finally as manager of the West Los Angeles Post Office before retirement. He then worked for three plus years for the City of Los Angeles as a golf starter which he loved since he was an avid golfer and could play golf at any Los Angeles Golf Course at any time.

In 1989 he and Bonnie moved to Rio Rancho, NM where Gil enjoyed life immensely, playing golf, enjoying lots of friends, enjoying watching their beloved USC Trojan college football games which they held season tickets for many years. They enjoyed travelling extensively and for the past fifteen plus years attending their yearly USS Franklin reunions with all of their “Franklin Family”. He was a member of the American Legion and a life-long member of the VFW. Gil lived a long happy life filled to the brim.

His viewing and visitation service will be at 11:00 am on December 15, 2021, at Daniels Funeral Home, 4310 Sara Road, SE, Rio Rancho followed by internment at 2:15 pm at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM

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Obituary, Edward Everett Wilkinson Jr.

Edward Everett Wilkinson Jr.

Cincinnati – Wilkinson, Edward Everett Jr. It is with great sadness, the family of Edward E. Wilkinson Jr. announces his passing on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the age of 93 years. ‘Ed’ as he was known by to his friends and family, was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Zona Wilkinson (nee Strietelmeier), and survived by his daughters Dawn A. Wilkinson, son-in-law Warren S. Jaffe; Holly R. Wilkinson, son-in-law Christian Burns and grandson Everett E. Burns. Ed, born to Ellen Wilkinson (nee Lipscomb) and Edward E. Wilkinson, and elder brother to James Wilkinson, grew up in the Village of Mariemont, Ohio. Ed’s love of sports, cars, and design were themes that ran throughout his life. At 17, he proudly served his country in WWII as a Grumman Avenger Torpedo Bomber pilot aboard the USS Franklin until it was decommissioned in 1945. Upon returning from the War, he completed his high school education at Cincinnati Country Day where he was awarded best all-around athlete his Senior year while also attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. After completing the Fall season at Ohio State on a Football Scholarship, he transferred to Miami University (Oxford Ohio), playing four years of Varsity baseball with his brother, Jim. In 1950, he played semi-pro ball for the Boston Red Sox, before returning to Miami to complete his Masters in Architecture. Ed was also a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Ed’s love of speed, mechanics, and design were the perfect combination for motorsport. In 1955, he drove on the Maserati Racing Team. He designed the family’s Mid-Century Modern home where he and his wife, Zona, lived for 50 plus years. Ed remained an avid athlete throughout his life embracing golf, bowling, slow-pitch softball, and skiing. Additionally, he was an avid reader who enjoyed history, working puzzles, drawing, and home improvement projects. There really was nothing he couldn’t draw, design, or fix. For many years, Ed was an active member of the Clovernook Christian Church serving as a Deacon and on the Board of Trustees. He also participated in community service as a member of the Kiwanis Club. Ed spent 30 plus years with Armco Steel Corporation, as the Marketing Director for their New Materials Division. Upon retirement, he and Zona traveled the world, visiting six of the seven continents. Daddy, we love you and already miss your steady council, dry wit, and creative spirit but we are happy for you. Now, you are with Mom, Uncle Jim, Granny and your Dad. You can see again and oh, the reunion you must be having – truly your own ‘Field of Dreams’ and hitting it out of the park. We love you Daddy. In respect to Covid-19 concerns and protocols, the family had a private service on Monday, February 22, 2021 at the Spring Grove Funeral Home 4389 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH. The burial followed services at the funeral home at Spring Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND INC

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2021.

Obituary, Wilfred “Norm” Cadieux

Wilfred “Norm” Cadieux

Wilfred “Norm” Cadieux, 95, a resident of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away peacefully on Feb. 27, 2021, at Englewood Community Hospital in Englewood, Florida.

Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Mabel (Gaboury) Cadieux. Norm was a US Navy Veteran of World War II having served in the Navy on the U.S.S. FRANKLIN. He was proud of his service to his country and often attended FRANKLIN reunions.

Prior to retiring, Norm worked as a Master Mechanic at Hascon Industries in Taunton. Soon after his retirement, Norm and his wife moved to Tiverton, Rhode Island, where they owned a house on Fogland Beach. Norm was very active in beach life and loved his water sports. He was an avid cyclist and on more than one occasion participated in the Century Race. In the late 1990s, Norm and Irene moved to Port Charlotte, Florida, where he embraced his new community making lots of new friends. He truly enjoyed his time in Florida where he could take long trips exploring on his bicycle all year round. He continued his bike rides until shortly before his death. He loved playing in his yard: mowing, gardening, and feeding his birds; visiting his neighbors on his tractor; and spending lots of time in his hobby room. Norm will be missed by all.

Norm is survived by his wife of 70 years, Irene Costa Cadieux, and their three children; his daughter Patricia Walker and her husband Kenneth, his son Michael Cadieux and his wife Tracy, and his daughter Renie Hamman and her husband Jim; five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Jeannette, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his other six siblings.

A family memorial service will be held in Massachusetts this summer.

Donations in Norm’s name can be made to: The Naval Institute Foundation, 291 Wood Road, Beach Hall, Annapolis, MD 21402 / or to the National or a State Audubon Society.

Friends may visit online at to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.

Obituary, George W. Bowen

Psalm 37:37

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright,

for the end of that man is peace.

When George was confirmed at age 13, in April 1938, the pastor of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Floral Park, NY prophetically chose this verse to represent the young man pictured above. It was most appropriate, for indeed, he did become an upright, good man.

George W. Bowen, age 96, resident of The Bickford Senior Living Community, Virginia Beach, VA died on March 30, 2021. George was born September 24, 1924 in Floral Park, NY to William and Anna Bowen.

To his father’s dismay, in 1943, at age 19, George enlisted in the United States Navy. He saw service aboard the heavy aircraft carrier USS Franklin in the Pacific as an Aviation Electrician Mate 3/C. He received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in a Kamikaze attack off Kyushu, Japan in March 1945.

George married the former Helen Lizzette Bloechle, in June 1950, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Floral Park, NY. For nearly 40 years they resided in Floral Park, NY before moving to Garden City, NY where they resided for another 25 years.

He received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 1947 from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and a Master of Industrial Engineering in 1951 from New York University.

George Bowen worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for 18 years as Director of Materials Handling. A 1961 trade magazine article described him as the focal person for material handling safety as he worked with Liberty’s 350 field engineers and the safety departments of the company’s policyholders.

When he left Liberty Mutual, and began working for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) from 1967 to 1996, he became a force for international standardization of material handling and manufacturing, and in particular the use of the intermodal shipping container. In 1967, the use of the international cargo shipping container was still in its nascent period. Standardization of the container’s size had not been achieved and its use had not yet gained worldwide acceptance. Without an international size standard, the shipping container’s movement would be hindered in its transfer from land to sea to air, negating its benefits. George worked to secure international acceptance of the standardized shipping container. To this end, George served as the Secretariat of International Trade Standardization meetings around the world. At his retirement, at age 72, the following sentiments were shared:

The responsibilities of an ISO International Technical Committee Secretariat are awesome and at time require a good bit of tightrope walking. The secretariat must serve the best interests of international standardization and faithfully carry out the letter and intent of ISO (International Standards Organization) procedures. At the same time there is necessarily considerable national interest involved which must also receive proper recognition. It is a wonder that any secretariat can do as well as GWB. His unusual ability to knife through triviality and summarize agreements in resolution format cut off hours of palaver. He was able to capture the fine points of agreement, with USA interests in mind. We will miss your experience and wise council and your ability to get us through the tough battles with few to no scars.

We can look at the millions of containers moving in every country of the world and this is attributable to the good job you did. That is quite a feather in your cap and one you should take real pride in.

I got to know George as the quiet observant guy at the end of the table who heard everything and said almost nothing. He resolved any questions of ANSI protocol as soon as they arose with about six words. No one asked why or said explain that. No matter how hectic, argumentative and factional the meeting became and they often did, George was the rock and anchor.

He was an active leader in professional organizations through out his career: American Society of Mechanical Engineers – Chairman of Safety Division Executive Committee, American Material Handling Society – President New York Chapter, International Material Management Society – President New York Chapter, and New York & Massachusetts Engineering Societies – Registered Professional Engineer.

After retirement George was involved with the Long Island Early Fliers Club, the Long Island Air& Space Museum, the Nassau County Office for the Physically Challenged, the Long Island Children’s Museum, and both the Garden City, NY and Floral Park, NY Historical Societies.

George was predeceased in 2018 by his spouse of 68 years, Helen Lizzette Bowen. He is survived by his children Janet Blohm (James), Thomas Bowen (Amy), his grandchildren Lizette Reed (Ryan), Claire Blohm – Warshauer (Alex), Dustin Bowen, and his great -grandchildren June and Walden Reed.

A memorial service will be celebrated at a later date in New York, followed by burial at Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale, NY. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Princess Anne Chapel is handling arrangements.

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2021.

Obituary, Frank Tilton Chase Jr

Frank T. Chase, Jr.
Seabrook – Frank Tilton Chase Jr., passed away at the age of 95 on April 16, 2021 after a period of failing health. Frank was surrounded by loved ones during his final hours. He was the son of Frank Sr. and Carrie (Janvrin) Chase and was a lifelong resident of Seabrook.
He proudly chose to serve his country as a Navy seaman in WWII. Frank served on the USS Franklin (CV-13) aircraft carrier in multiple battles throughout the Pacific, and was onboard when it was hit by bombs and kamikaze planes costing the ship over 700 of its’ crew. For his actions during this final battle of the ship, he was awarded the Bronze Star.
Frank was a merchant marine after the war, eventually working for over 20 years at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He was a commercial fisherman during most of his life, having caught his last Bluefin tuna weighing 300 lbs. at the age of 91.
In addition to fishing, Frank enjoyed hunting, spending time outfitting his boats, and gatherings with his family. One of Franks’ fondest memories was travelling to the WWII memorial in Washington D.C. on an Honor Flight with his grandson Frank whom he had a very special relationship. He was one of the longest standing members of the Raymond E. Walton American Legion Post #70.
Frank was predeceased in 2012 by his beloved wife of 62 years Gloria (Dow) Chase, and is survived by his three children and their spouses; Peggy and her husband Eugene Welch and Frank W. and his wife Dianne Chase both of Seabrook, Charlotte and her husband Ralph Tapia of Wakefield NH, and 6 grandchildren, Eugene Welch, Michael Welch, Tia Watts, Traci Dorman, Frank Chase and Shelly Bitomske, 12 great grandchildren, his brother Francis Chase, his sisters Patricia Locke, Marlene Greenwood and Pamela Fryklund, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents Frank was predeceased by four siblings; Elsie Chase, Bessie Anchors, Annie Chase and Donald Chase.
Visiting hours will be from 2:30 – 4:30 P.M. Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Services will be private. A graveside memorial will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or the charity of your choice. Please visit to view Franks’ memorial website, sign his tribute wall or for directions.

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Published in from Apr. 19 to Apr. 23, 2021.

Obituary, Hollbrook R. Davis

OSTERVILLE – February 1, 2021, Hollbrook R. Davis died peacefully on Monday, February 1, 2021. He and his family had lived and maintained a home in Osterville since 1930.

He attended school in Pittsburgh, PA where he was born in 1921. After his family moved to Osterville, he graduated from the Osterville Primary School. Thereafter, he attended private schools in Switzerland and Milton, MA. He graduated from Harvard College after the War, with the Class of ’46.

During the War, he volunteered with the American Field Service and was an ambulance driver with the British 8th Army in Africa. He was present when the Germans and Italians were defeated in Tunisia in May of 1943. When he returned to the United States, he joined the Navy and served on the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Franklin in the far Pacific where he was awarded the Silver Star Medal in 1945.

From 1947 until 1976 he was employed by a large international aluminum company in several capacities in Canada, the United States and in Switzerland.

While living in Canada, he was elected Chairman of the Executive Board of the YMCA of Canada, and as such, visited local Y’s from Coast to Coast. Although he traveled extensively during his business career he always maintained his primary residence in Osterville. He was the proprietor of Osterville House & Garden from 1974 to 2001.

He was pre-deceased by his wife of 70 years, Sarah Maynard Davis and is survived by his sons Maynard K. Davis and Caleb N. Davis and his daughter Sarah H. Davis, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Published on February 06, 2021