BAILEY, Raymond Collins of San Diego, CA, born August 31, 1927 in Urbana, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Preceded in death by beloved wife, Dorothy (Dot) Bailey (married 62 years). Devoted father of Roger (Wanda) Bailey (AZ) and Elaine (Ken) Young (IL). Cherished grandfather of Heather Cochrane (IL) and great grandfather of Devonte, Jordan, and Caroline Cochrane. He is also survived by his sister, Stephanie Purkey (IL). Mr. Bailey lived in Otay Mesa for over 58 years. During World War II, he served on the USS Franklin and is also a Korean War Veteran. Retired United States Navy First Class Photo Mate, a retiree from Rohr, and a professional photographer. Mr. Bailey will be interred at Glenn Abbey Mortuary in Bonita. Viewing will be Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be Monday, November 26 at 10 am. The family is asking for donations to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans in lieu of flowers.
There have been several inquiries regarding how to best research information on a crew member through the Franklin social media channels. These are the best online resources to help start your search that I have found. Please feel free to send suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try to keep this list updated.
Facebook: The USS Franklin Museum Association maintains a group called Survivors, Family, and Friends of the USS Franklin CV-13, click here for access: https://www.facebook.com/groups/107402169285997/?ref=bookmarks
There are also other USS Franklin groups as well as many World War II groups to explore.
Facebook is the top recommended resource for sharing USS Franklin information as many relatives of crew members regularly visit and contribute to these pages.
www.USSFranklin.org website: This is the main website for the USS Franklin CV-13 Museum Association. The content found on this website includes the bi-annual Newsletter, Reunion information, and Obituaries. Inquiries can be sent to email@example.com, the main website email address.
USS Franklin Cruise Book, Big Ben the Flat Top: For more information, click below.
USS Franklin Muster Rolls. http://www.ussfranklin.org/?p=1306 The Muster Rolls are a large collection of PDF files available for download. These documents were kept by the Navy to record who was aboard the ship at all times.
www.Ancestry.com: This is a pay website, but we have found there to be a lot of detailed information, including muster rolls and draft cards. If you are looking to research a specific individual, this might be a great resource.
Donald Allyn Nusom Sr.
Dallas – Donald Allyn Nusom Sr. Born in Gervais, Or to Allyn and Miriam Nusom on March 31, 1926. Donald passed Aug. 22, 2018 at his Dallas residence. He graduated Gervais High School and joined the US Navy in 1943. He was aboard the USS Franklin during his service. After his discharge he came back to Gervais and married his high school sweetheart, Talitha Magel in October of 1947. They established D A Nusom Orchards and farmed for 45 years. They retired in 1986 and became snowbirds at their home in Apache Jct, AZ until 2011. In April of 2011 Donald and Talitha moved in to Dallas Retirement Village.
He is preceded in death by his wife Talitha and son Don Jr.
He is survived by his brother Dale Nusom of Portland, his two daughters Joanne Nusom of Keizer and Susan Cribbs (Boyd) of Dallas, two grandsons, Ross Cribbs (McKenzie) and Grant Cribbs, three great granddaughters and one great grandson.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to one of the following: Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 3rd St NW, Salem, OR 97304 (wvh.org), or Pioneer Memorial Cemetery PO Box 9134, Brooks, OR, 97305, or Dallas Retirement Foundation, Sue Lamb, 377 NW Jasper St, Dallas, OR 97338 (DallasRetirementVillage.com)
Services will be held Thursday August 30, 2018 at 2 pm at Simon-Cornwell Colonial Chapel, 390 N 2nd St, Woodburn, OR 97071.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Aug. 28, 2018
Everett Lawrence (Larry) Hammen Everett Lawrence Hammen, 98, of Puyallup, Washington, passed away of natural causes on October 17, 2018. “Larry” was born to Katie and Peter Hammen in Keota, Iowa. He enlisted in the Marines after high school, and during WWII, served as a Technical Sergeant aboard the USS Franklin. Larry was on the flight deck of the Franklin when it was bombed and heavily damaged by a Japanese aircraft on March 19, 1945. He was subsequently knocked off the flight deck into the water and later rescued. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his injuries. Larry met the love of his life, Kathryn (Kay) Humphries, a Registered Nurse, and they married in 1946. They spent most of their lives in Iowa, including 25 years in Urbandale, where he was a carpenter by profession and a proud member of the local carpenters’ union. The highlight of their life was raising their son, Michael. They moved to Mesa, Arizona in 1985, where they enjoyed many years of active retirement, and finally moved to Puyallup in 1999 to be closer to their son and his family. Kay preceded Larry in death in 2001 after over 50 years of a loving marriage. Larry and his dog Molly spent many enjoyable years in Puyallup being able to watch his grandchildren Carolynn and Stephen grow up. He was a WONDERFUL grandfather, and never missed a school event, sports event, or long musical recital where the kids performed. We will miss him dearly and our Sundays watching sports and enjoying family dinners. He will be missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his son Dr. Michael Hammen and his wife Catherine, of Gig Harbor (formerly of Puyallup), and grandchildren Carolynn Hammen of Tacoma and Stephen Hammen of Boston, Massachusetts. A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, November 23, 2018, 10:30 am, at All Saints Catholic Church in Puyallup, followed by interment at Woodlawn Abbey Mausoleum in Puyallup. Arrangements are by Powers Funeral Home, Puyallup, Washington, 253-845-0536. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western & Central Washington Chapter, 12721 30th Avenue NE, Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98125.
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Oct. 26, 2018
Harry was survived only by his son Harry S Collier Jr, 3 grandsons and 2 grand daughters.
He was preceded in death by his wife (Katherine Mae Collier (Cox)) and his daughter (Sandra M. Grimmett (Collier))
Harry was cremated and will be laid to rest next to his wife Katherine Mae Collier in Hinton, WV.
Rudolph F. “Rudy” Polito, 91, of Syracuse, NY, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 in Bradenton, Florida. He was born in Syracuse on August 1, 1927, son of the late Sebastiano and Gaetana (Sgroi) Polito.
He is predeceased by his wife, Margaret “Marge” Polito in 2010; two brothers, Louis Politi and James Polito; two sisters, Emily DeLucia and Mary Northrup. Rudy served in the US Navy during WWII, cruising the Atlantic Coast on several vessels including the USS Wisconsin and the USS Franklin. Rudy and Marge were married for 59 years and raised four children. He worked as a skilled machinist at the Carrier Corporation and retired after 35 years. His life’s passion was carpentry. He had a natural skill and used it to build the family home on Snyder Ave. and he generously helped friends and family with projects, big and small. In the 1960’s Rudy worked shoulder to shoulder with Marge to build Marge Polito’s Florist, a successful family business they ran for 40 years and is still operating. He and Marge enjoyed traveling, spending their winters in Bradenton FL, and especially spending time with their family. Rudy was a member of Our Lady of Pompei Holy Name Society and Parish. He was also a communicant of St. Joseph’s Catholic church in Bradenton, FL.
Rudy is survived by four children, Vinnie (Donna) Polito, Rudy (Linda) Polito, Susan (Jerry Shaw) Polito and Jacqueline (Paul) Colaneri; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his sister, Adeline Canestrare; sister-in-law, Josephine Polito, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 9:00 am on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at THOMAS J. PIRRO JR. FUNERAL HOME, followed by a Funeral Mass in celebration of Rudy’s life at 10:00 am in Our Lady of Pompei/St. Peter Church. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum. Family and friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at THOMAS J. PIRRO JR. FUNERAL HOME, 3401 Vickery Rd. (corner of Buckley Rd.) North Syracuse, NY.
Contributions may be made to Francis House, 108 Michael’s Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208 or Our Lady of Pompei/St. Peter Church, 301 Ash St., Syracuse, NY 13208.
Words of comfort may be expressed at tjpfuneralhome.com
Date of Death: July 30, 2018
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5, 2018