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In Memory of Those Who Have Gone Before

Others went out on the sea in ships... They saw the works of the LORD, his wonderful deeds in the deep. For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves. They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away. They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits' end. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.
~Psalm 107:23-30


candleIn Memoriam

In loving memory of our friend and shipmate Jack Kearcher.

John P. "Jack" Kearcher, 81, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Josephine Kearcher; brother of Joan Kearcher, of Glendale, Calif., and the late Eleanor K. Hoffman and Bertha D Kearcher; and uncle of Jeffrey, John, James and Susan Hoffman; and Nancy Sobek. He is also survived by seven great-nieces and nephews and five great-great-nieces and nephews. Jack graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1953 and served in the Navy in the Pacific. He was an avid golfer, reader and miniature train enthusiast. He and Josephine traveled extensively.

Published in Greensburg Tribune Review Feb. 25, 2017


**Indicates former commanding officer.

KY
Last Name First Name City State On Hanson Date of Death
Adair Ken Crawfordsville IN 1952-56 -
Allen Lonnie Baltimore MD 1951-53 19 June 2014-
Anderson Charles Fitchberg MA 1948-52 1994
Anderson Don Moorhead MN 1956-57 1991, Aug 7
Anderson John James - - - -
Arndt Henry Pottstown PA 1948-50 2008, Apr
Ash Ralph Davison MI 1950-52 2004, Oct 9
Ashton James Reno NV - -
Bangs Carrol Ed Ellenton FL 1950-52 2008, Apr 24
Barnette Edward N. San Jose CA 1956-58 1994
Bates Bill NA NA 1951-56 -
Beach Robert Buffalo NY 1945-47 2007, Nov 13
Beamguard David Clover SC 1953-56 2012, Aug 13
Beck Jerry Grand Island NE 1959-62 2009, Dec 17
Belcher Carroll Anna IL - 2014, Apr 4
Bennett Howard F. Birmingham AL 1948-50 1995
Bennett Kenneth Milwaukee WI 1962 1983, Jun 15
Benson Bill NA NA 1945-48 -
Begeron Gerald Houma LA 1959-60 2010, Jul 1
Bishop Charles - - 1965-66 1980
Bogue Arthur Florissant MO 1953-55 1996, Feb 16
Brack Wilbur R. McCracken KS 1945 2006, Jun 25
Braswell William Surf City NC 1950-53 2015, July 7
Brinkley Vernon E. St. Petersburg FL 1945-46 1995, Feb 9
Brown Clifford Brown Mill NJ 1949-52 1988, Dec 28
Brown Harold F. Fairfax VA 1945-46 1984, Dec
Brown William Charlotte NC 1950-52 2004, Jul 9
Brownlowe William E. Frederick MD 1952-53 1979, Dec
Bryant Willie Mars Hill NC 1944-45 2000
Buettner William Winchester VA 1957-59 2003, Aug 13
Bullard Sam Salem IL 1957-58 -
Burris Wendell Blandburg PA - 2005, Feb 10
Busik William Annapolis MD 1956-57 2005, Oct 16
Caldwell Richard Chagrin Falls OH 1947-49 1999, Oct 23
Campbell Wayne Malvern OH 1945-48 -
Cappetta Saverio Upper Marlboro MD 1947-52 2003, Jan 12
Carl Charles Harrisburg PA 1958-60 1998, Oct 9
Carlson Phil Lapeer MI 1956-58 2003, Sep
Carragher John - - 1945 -
Carrington Jim - - - 2009, Jun 1
Cartwright Charles Cadiz - 2015, Nov 11
Casey John Baltimore MD 1949-52 1999, Jan 20
Chapman Charles Everett WA 1968-69 1989, Oct 31
Cheek Henry Click Winston Sallem NC 1955-56 1999
Ciszek Frank Cumming GA 1968-70 2016, Dec 20
Clamp Robert Webster NY 1947-51 2003, Apr 28
Clasen Herbert Mulvane KA - 2008, Feb 1
Clifton Donald E. Orleans MA 1946-49 -
Cobuzzi Eugene Framingham MA 1945-46 2007, Jan 4
Cocales William Missoula MT 1950-53 2002, Apr 17
Coe James - - - -
Conerby Robert T. Heilwood PA 1949-51 1990, Feb
Copeland Luther - - 1951 -
Cross Sammy Joe - - 1966 1968, Nov 10
Crowell Sid Lexington TN 1952-56 1995, Jun 17
Davis Llyod Bybee TN 1947-49 1999, Dec 2
Davisworth Jimmy L. - - 1949-50 1950, Dec 6
Dawson Chuck Atoka TN 1968-69 1999, Jul 15
DeLancey Lou Newport PA 1956-58 2014, Feb 23
DeNapoli Thomas J. Medford MA 1948-49 2005, Oct 22
DeSouza Manuel R. - - - 2000, May 5
Destin Michael Destin FL 1951-54 2001, Feb
Dinwiddie ** Alvin W. - - 1948-50 -
Dixon Bruce R. Provo UT 1945 2005, Oct 17
Donaldson John Washingtonville NY 1945-46 2011, Oct 4
Drew Karl Eugene OR 1945-46 -
Duffy Richard Hemet CA 1955-58 2007, Jan 27
Dutcher C.E. - - - 1963
Dysert Jack Dunkirk OH 1945-47 2006, Dec 3
Eckhert Rick Columbus IN 1952-56 -
Eckman Jim Bettendorf IA 1945-46 2012, Mar 18
Eidson George San Diego CA 1961-63 2003, Dec 16
Elliott Bill Bellefontaine OH 1968-71 2009, May 2
Fink Francis Milford DE 1956-58 1979
Fisher Carl Cincinnati OH 1957-60 -
Fleeson ** Richard McLean VA 1969-71 2001, Sep
Flippo Hugh Adrian MI 1946-49 2002, Jul 12
Fox Jr. Jimmy Lee Warner Robins GA 1965-69 2000, Oct
Franch ** Arden G. - - 1964-66 2000
Fredrickson Richard Omaha NE 1964-68 2004, Dec
Friedman Harold Cleveland OH 1945-46 -
Fulton Lester Las Vegas NV  1949-51 2008
Gable Roy Alton Atlanta GA - 1987, Jun 21
Gaddy Robert Bernard NC - 1992
George Eugene Birmingham AL 1946-47 2002, Dec 25
Gentle Leslie Oroville CA 1952-54 2002, Dec 10
Gentle Richard Sacramento CA 1952-54 1998, Feb 2
Getzik Edward Cannonsburg PA 1946-47 1995, May 13
Gilbert Richard H. Madison Heights VA 1948-50 2006, Jul 28
Goff William Inkster MI 1948-52 2003, Jan 18
Gonzolas Speedy - 1963-66 2012,
Grzeskowiak Anthony Willoughby OH 1951 1998
Gutierrez Philip Chula Vista CA 1962-68 2004, Apr 12
Hale Jack Died on board - 1954-55 1955
Hart CDR Edward Murrieta CA 1950-53 2015, May 7
Hammond Murray Magnolia TX 1946 1997, Aug 19
Hands Howard - - - 2011, Apr
Heinecke Walt Coronado CA 1964-66 2014, May 24
Hendrickson - - - 1956-57 -
Helbert Bob Smiths Station AL - 2005, Dec 27
Heller Stephen Washington DC 1948-49 2005, May 7
Hicks Marion Cookson OK 1952-53 2010, Sep 22
Higgins Robert Winston-Salem NC 1951-55 2009, Oct 12
Hill Leonard Lindsay OK 1951-53 2008, Nov 24
Hines John Longview TX 1949-54 2014, Jun 14
Himmelberg Henry Glasgow MO 1946-47 2009, Mar 2
Hirschi Maum Bountiful UT - 2002, Dec 16
Hoffman Gail San Diego CA 1961-62 1999, Aug 19
Holbrook Morris Yuma AZ 1945-46 2005, Aug 13
Holtzman Robert St. Clair Shores MI 1946-47 2003, Mar 24
Holder Luther - 1966-68 -
Horning Wilbur Westlake OH 1945-46 2002, Jan 20
Horton Frank Claremont NH 1947-50 2000, Apr 24
Hull Eldon L. Dalton Gardens ID 1969-71 2011, Mar 14
Howell Curtis Ozark MO 1951-55 2005, May 16
Hulslander John Tuscon AZ 1965-66 2015, Jan 26
Jacobs Bill Webster SD 1970-72 2001, May 1
Jacobsen Arnold Concord NH 1947-48 2003
Johnson Leslie W. Richland WA 1960-62 2002, Aug 14
Johnson William Mesa AZ 1950 2007, Dec 27
Judis Billy F. - CA 1959-61 1993
Kearcher Jack Jeannette PA 1957-58 2017, Feb 23
Kellems John Watseka IL 1965-67 -
Kennedy Paul Dalton GA 1945-46 2008, Sep 30
Kerr Bill Garden Grove CA 1969-72 2009, Sep 31
Key Ted Roanoke VA 1945-46 -
Kilpatrick James Long Beach CA 1954-57 1960
Knauer Robert Colorado Springs CO 1963-64 -
Korfias Manuel Henry IL 1960-62 1985, Dec 10
Krewson Alfred G.M. Portland OR 1965-69 2006, Jan 24
LaGree Russell Newton KS 1954-58 1984, Dec 21
Lambruschi Reginald Croton-on-Hudson NY 1950-52 1999, Sep 12
LeBlanc Leslie Livingston TX 1957-5 2013, Oct 28
Libby Calvin - - 1951 -
Lewis John J. Baltimore MD 1945 1972, Nov 13
Little Doug Murray UT 1957-60 2012, Jan 15
Loeb Ralph Austin TX 1945-46 2014, Nov 27
Losch Paul - - 1952-56 1980
Lovata Albert Walnut Creek CA 1949-50 2006, Sep 30
Love James Brownville CA 1954-57 2002, Dec 13
Lynn David Corrales NM 1952-55 2003, Apr 11
MacLeod Lester L. - - 1966 1966, Oct 19
Marks Fredrick R. - - 1954-56 2012, Oct 19
Matarrese Leonard Lombard IL 1952-55 2007, Jul
Matthews Jerry F Winlock WA 1954-58 2016, MA 24
Mattison David Shaftsbury VT 1947-51 1999, Sep 22
McClure Charles Tacoma WA 1955-59 2003, Jun 9
McCutchan Leon Belknap IL 1953-57 -
McDonald Billie Beaumont TX 1951-54 2008, Nov 16
McLay William "Bill" Warminster PA 1945-46 2014, Jun 17
McLeod John D. Edgewater FL - -
McNeill William Lumberton NC 1945-46 1998, Dec 17
Milborn Jimmy Lee Kansas City MO 1955-56 2004, Oct 15
Mitchell Jerry Spring Arbor MI 1955-56 2005, Sep 13
Moore John Wills Point TX 1964-67 2002, May 5
Morgan George Kerrville TX 1945 1994
Morris Robert Indianapolis IN 1952-56 1999, Sep 20
Murphy Floyd E. Northborough MA 1945-46 2007, Dec 20
Murray Phil Cincinnati OH 1945-46 2009, Sep 8
Narkiewicz Robert DeLand FL 1949-53 2013, Oct
Needham Richard Viola IL 1960-64 1970
Neuhalfen Vernon A. Hartington NE 1951-55 1999, Jul 5
Nixon Bruce Provo UT 1945 2005, Oct 17
Norman Jimmy Longview TX - 1961
Oksen Ralph Salinas CA 1955-59 2006, Jan 15
Olsen Gary - - 1955-57 -
Orndoff Jerry Sulphur LA 1945-46 2007, Apr 13
O'Toole John C. Reseda CA 1948-51 2007, Sep 7
Parham Jr ** John C. - - 1945 -
Pastour Harold Palos Heights IL 1957 2003, Oct 27
Patterson Bill Greenville TX - 2012, Apr 7
Paxton Jim High Springs FL 1952-54 2003, Jul 25
Perry James Imperial Beach CA 1971-73 2012, Mar 17
Pherigo Lester Loves Park IL 1949-52 1981
Pigula Jerry Pensacola FL - 2011, Sep 2
Pisca Paul Phillips WI 1952-56 1998, Apr
Plante Stanley San Bruno CA 1953-54 2008, Nov 26
Ponce Tony Yuma AZ 1954-58 2008, Oct 20
Pondekas Gregory Trenton NJ 1945-46 -
Powell Judd Chula Vista CA 1960-63 2005, May 7
Pugh Gerald Jacksonville FL 1951-55 2011, July 22
Purser Rudolph - - 1968-72 2013, Aug 21
Pye Marion - - 1950-53 1997
Rawling Dan "Smiley" Sheboygan WI 1970-72 2005, May 17
Reckstine Jack Prattsville AL 1955-58 2008, Oct 29
Render George - - 1960-61 -
Rich Robert Lancaster NH - 1990, Aug 21
Richards Allen - IO 1953 1985
Richardson Walter Andalusia AL 1952-53 -
Robinson John Naubinway MI 1948-52 2013, Mar 5
Roe Wally Geneva NE 1951-55 2008, Jan 16
Roth Gordon Cannon Country CA 1957-58 2005, May 6
Rudd Gary Anaheim CA - 2012, Jun
Ruffa William - - - 2001, Nov 12
Saucerman Richard Rockport IN 1949-50 1984
Salega Peter - - 1945 1987
Sands Richard Burbank CA 1958-59 -
Sara Raymond Strongsville OH 1945-46 2002, Nov 20
Schimpf Harvey Thousand Oaks CA 1955-59 1965
Sedwick ** John W. - - 1957-58 -
Shadwick Warren Vancouver WA 1970-73 2004, Feb 21
Sigurdson Sigurdur E. - - 1951-55 1983, Mar 28
Simpson John P. Houston TX 1949-52 2015, Feb 17
Skenadore Artley M. - - 1946-48 -
Stake Kenneth - 1970 2008, Mar 31
Steetman Charley - SC 1951-55 -
Stephenson Robert Ward AL 1947 2009, Mar 4
Stockton Kenneth Pasadena CA 1945-46 1992, Jun 16
Stoffel R.W. Evergreen CO 1952-53 2008
Storms Bennie L. Clarkton SC 1950-54 2011, Mar 2
Smith Bobby Newton KS 1956 -
Smith Ted - - 1947 2000, Jul
Steakin Cornelius Bronx NY 1949-51 -
Stewart Brook L. Gonzales LA 1947 2004, May
Stewart Milton E. - - 1959-61 -
Stoffel Robert Evergreen CO 1952-53 2009, Jun 12
Stroud Louis S. Lake Charles LA 1946-47 1968, Oct
Stutsman Fred Grants Pass OR 1954-55 2000, May 5
Sueston Dan Colorado Springs CO 1966-71 2005, Feb 20
Swartz James St. Joseph MO 1949 -
Swift Charles San Diego CA - 2006, Aug
Swint Frank Died on board - 1945 1945
Thompson "Red" William Greenwood SC 1970-72 2014, Jun 11
Thurlow Frank Atlantic Beach FL 1952-56 2007, Sep 27
Titterness Peter - - 1950-51 1988
Tobsig Henry Garnerville NY - -
Trostle William Denver CO - 2000
Trunk Hollis Brookpark OH 1945-46 1999, Oct 29
Tryon Henry A. San Antonio TX 1950-51 2006, Nov 7
Twomey John Chesapeake VA 1948-52 1998, Jan 17
Updegrave Henry - - - -
Veller Ernie Centralia IL 1945-46 2004, Jun 8
Wagner Richard W Milwaukee WI 1950 2009, Nov 25
Walth Jacob - - - -
Warchol Andrew Lodi NJ 1945-46 1999, Feb 18
Wass Harry Mariposa CA 1949-53 2005, Mar 26
Watson** Ian M. San Diego CA 1971-73 1998, Dec 31
Watson Jim Rutherfordion NC 1966-70 2010, Mar 20
Weatherly Aubrey Pine Hill AL 1945 1993, Jul 11
Weatherwax ** Hazlett P. - - 1946-47 -
Weber Joseph Moro OR 1960-64 2006, May 10
Webster Paul Marblehead MA 1945-48 1998, May 2
Wehner Robert Fremont NE 1946-47 2014, Jan 23
Welte ** Cecil R. - - 1950-51 1991
Wicker Leslie San Diego CA 1951-55 2005, Mar 6
Wilder Philip New Oxford MA - 1989, Dec 29
Wilyard Robert Edgewater FL - 2004, Aug 2
Williams Glenn Forsyth MT 1967-72 2004, Sep 13
Whittle Henry Danville VA 1946-48 1999, Oct
Willis Darrell Marion OH 1948-49 2001, Mar 11
Willoughby James Athens GA 1968-69 1975
Wist Nils Burlington MA 1952-54 2005, Jul 13
Wolfe Donald E. Aberdeen MD 1947-51 2005, May 26
Wood Bob Gainesville TX 1960 2007, Apr 16
Wright Asbury Powell TN 1945-46 2010, Jun 8
Wyatt Stephan C. Hicksville NY 1966 1999, Sep
Young Robert Darien CT 1945-47 2004, Apr 3