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STEPHEN P. MALLOY (January 2000)

FREDERICK/CUMBERLAND Stephen Patrick Malloy, 49, of Frederick/Cumberland, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at the home of his parents in Cumberland.

Born and raised in Cumberland on Jan. 25, 1950, he was the son of Edward A. Malloy, Sr., and Joy (Lane) Malloy. Stephen would have celebrated his 50th birthday this month.

Mr. Malloy lived at worked in Frederick, for the past 22 years, where he was employed as an Assessor for the State of Maryland. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church where he attended school grades 1 through 8. He was a 1968 graduate of Bishop Walsh High School. He also graduated form Frostburg State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Army Security Agency.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by six brothers, Edward A. "Ted" Malloy, Jr., and wife, Patty, Timothy Malloy and Martha Shade, Gregory Malloy, Jeffery Malloy and wife, Judy, all of Cumberland, David Malloy and wife, Karen, Ephrata, Pa., Brian Malloy and wife, Luise, Suwan, South Korea; three nephews and two nieces, Christopher Malloy and Gloria Malloy, Cumberland, Kelly Malloy and Adam Malloy, Ephrata, Justin Nave, Baltimore; three special aunts, Betty Malloy, McHenry, Abby Malloy, Cumberland, Mary Gordon Malloy; one special uncle, Frank "Bud" Lane, Cumberland; and many close cousins, friends, and co-workers who were very supportive to Steve during his illness.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian Wake service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday at 9 p.m. Mass of a Christian Burial will be celebrated at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Fr. Vance Pastorius, O.F.M., Cap., as celebrant.

Interment will be SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.

At their request, his six brothers will have the honor of being Steve's pallbearers.

Donald Hoffman (January 2000)

Donald Allan Hoffman, 65, of Palm Desert died Jan. 4, 2000, at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage.

He was born Sept. 7, 1934, to Clifford Hoffman and Hazel LeFlore in Paris, Texas.

He married Nancy J. Hoffman on Sept. 27, 1969, in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Hoffman was owner of Carl Martin's Desert Shop for Men in Palm Desert for nine years, and he was a former bank executive for 30 years in Houston, Texas, and in Paris, Texas.

He served in the Army Security Agency for three years.

He was a member of the Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church, was a board member for the St. Joseph Hospital in Paris, Texas, and a member of various professional banking associations, and of the United Methodist Church in Paris, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; a son, Matthew of Los Angeles; and two daughters, Linda and Meredith, both of Los Angeles.

Vernon Y. Cornelius (February 2000)

Vernon Y. Cornelius, 78, a retired Army colonel who also was a cryptological officer for the National Security Agency, died of cancer February 22, 2000 at Doctor's Community Hospital. He had lived in Bowie, Maryland, since the mid-1960s.

Born in Zephyr, Texas, Colonel Cornelius was a member of the Texas National Guard when he was called to active duty in 1941. Colonel Cornelius served with the 36th Infantry Division in North Africa, Italy, France, Germany and Austria during World War II. He served with the 7th Infantry Division in Korea during the Korean War, then served with the Army Security Agency before retiring from active duty in 1968. After that, Colonel Cornelius spent 15 years with the National Security Agency as a cryptological officer. His military honors included the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Janette Cornelius of Bowie; two sons, Jeffrey Cornelius of Stuarts Draft, Va., and David Cornelius of Ardmore, Pa.; and two grandchildren.

Donald E. Lewis (February 2000)

Retired Chief Warrant Officer Donald E. Lewis, 70, of 8 Brussels Drive, Nashua, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at his home.

Mr. Lewis was born Nov. 6, 1929, in Highland Park, Mich., son of the late Jasper and Sadie (Tish) Lewis. He had lived in Nashua for the past 13 years and previously lived in Syracuse, N.Y., for seven years.

He was the husband of Patricia (Persuitte) Lewis, to whom he had been married for almost 18 years.

Mr. Lewis worked for Syracuse University Research Corp. and later worked as a technical writer at Fort Devens in Ayer, Mass. He had also worked at Sanders Associates in Nashua and the Internal Revenue Service.

He was a member of Rising Sun Lodge 39 F&A.M. in Nashua, Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Nashua and the New Hampshire Consistory, 32nd Degree, Court 137 Royal Order of Jesters, and the Bektash Shriners, where he served as Potentate in 1999. He was also a member of the New Hampshire Grand Lodge of Masons and was serving as Grand Persuviant and representative to the Grand Lodge in South Africa at the time of his death. He was also a member of the National Soujourners.

Mr. Lewis was an Army veteran whose 20-year career included tours of duty in the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He worked for the U.S. Army Security Agency and received the Legion of Honor, Army Commendation Medal and Campaign ribbons for his service in Korea.

He was predeceased by a sister, Ellen Morgan.

Besides his wife, survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Debi Emmert of Cicero, N.Y., Dona Lewis-Pearce of Pa., Denise and Dale Comins of Sandy Creek, N.Y., and Diane and Robert Mahaney of Clay, N.Y.; a son, Donald E. Lewis Jr. of Syracuse; a stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Karen and Douglas Agule of Acton, Mass.; a stepson, Edward F. McCarten of Dover; and eleven grandchildren.

Howard Otto Lorenzen (Feburary 2000)

Born June 24,1912, Atlantic, Iowa and passed away Feb. 23,2000, Redmond, Washington

A Tribute to the Father of U.S. Electronic Warfare (Excerpt)

In the early 1940s, two decades before electronic warfare emerged as an ethereal form of combat with no obvious subordination to land, naval, or air warfare - a military science that mattered equally to soldiers, sailors, and airmen - Howard 0. Lorenzen thought of it as radio countermeasures. After World War II, during his years of investigating captured German and Japanese electronic equipment, he began to think of it as electronic countermeasures, a discipline that detected and either interfered with or exploited for intelligence purposes any electromagnetic energy that an enemy might transmit for military purposes.

During the Korean War, when some of his colleagues started thinking of their art as electronics intelligence (ELINT), he deemed their view too narrow and refused to adopt the term to describe his activities. He even stuck with the concept of ECM when he led the way in the late 1950s to its first successful application in outer space - an ECM satellite. In 1965, when the Cold War got hot in Southeast Asia and U.S. aviators were first brought down over North Vietnam by Guideline missiles that had to be thwarted, he fired up his project engineers by requiring them to think from now on in terms of electronic warfare. EW remained his central focus thereafter, even when the Vietnam War wound down and he was called upon to lead space engineering for the Navy.

Read entire tribute at

Jack Mullins (March 2000)

COLUMBIA - Dr. Jack S. Mullins, 66, of Columbia died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at home. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

A native of Cherokee County, Dr. Mullins was a son of the late Dever Victor Mullins and Mary Talley Mullins. He was a graduate of Simpsonville High School in 1950. He earned his bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Furman University in 1954 and his master's in 1961 and doctorate in 1964 from the University of South Carolina. He was a member of the Hand and Torch honorary scholastic organization at Furman and a member of Phi Beta Kappa at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Mullins was selected as a fellow for specialized study at Colonial Williamsburg at the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Colonial Williamsburg in 1961.

Dr. Mullins served in the Army in 1955 to 1957 as a Russian linguist in the Army Security Agency. He taught at Camden High School, Houston Baptist College in Houston and University of Richmond in Richmond, Va.

He served as director of South Carolina Higher Education Facilities Commission from 1967 to 1973 and director of the State Human Resources Division, S.C. Budget and Control Board from 1973 to 1985. He was employed with Blue Cross/Blue Shield beginning in 1985 and retired in 1999 as vice president of human resources.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Bruce Mullins; two sons, Robert Bruce Mullins of Columbia and Michael Allan Mullins of Spartanburg; two daughters, Michele Ann Neal of Rock Hill and Melissa Annette Slagle of Columbia; and four grandchildren. The family will receive friends following the service.

Gil Dudley (March 2000)

Gil Dudley unexpectedly passed away March 12, 2000, in Seattle, WA, following a bout with pneumonia. Gil owned and operated a computer store/service in Seattle. Gil was an 058, and was with ASA for 5 years. Almost all of that 5 years was served in Korea, 1960-1965. He later went with the CID and retired from the Military in 1980. May He Rest In Peace.

Provided by: Bob (BJ) Hemby

John "Red" Uldrick (March 2000)

John "Red" Uldrick, former owner and publisher of The Wester, Sun City West, AZ, passed away in his sleep on March 15, 2000, at Heritage Care Center. He was 86. Mr. Uldrick was born in Battle Creek, MI. He rose to the rank of major in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Uldrick arrived in Honolulu, HI, in the early 1950s, supposedly assigned to the Army Security Agency that he had left in Washington, D.C, following the war. Through an accident of assignment, he found himself managing three Army golf courses, and, as they say, the rest is history. In 1970, he moved from Hawaii to Arizona, having lived in the islands for more than 20 years. Uldrick was the former owner and operator of the Thunderbird Travel Agency, former owner of the Hawaii Country Club Golf Course, and a former director of Sun City Bank in Arizona. He was a member of Willowbrook United Methodist Church, Lions Club, and Elks Club in Arizona. Prior to his retirement, he was an active member of the Arizona-Nevada Chapter of the CMAA. He is survived by his sister, Viola Sharp, of Battle Creek, MI, and his brother Robert Uldrick of La Habra, CA. Memorials in his name may be made to the American Heart Association, 2929 South 48th St., Tempe, AZ, 85282.

William J. Heuser (March 2000)

William J. Heuser, retired government official, Rockville, Md., on March 31, 2000. The son of Frederich Heuser, professor of German and former director of Deutsches Haus, Heuser entered with the Class of 1939 but delayed his graduation so he could spend a year in Europe. He later earned a master's in history from Columbia and completed graduate courses at the Russian Institute. During World War II, Heuser served with the U.S. Army Air Force in China, Burma and India. In 1947, he joined the Army Security Agency, which was the predecessor of the National Security Agency (NSA), in Washington. He worked for the NSA for 25 years until retiring as a research analyst in 1971. Heuser then worked for a time as a tax consultant and financial advisor. A long-time resident of Silver Springs, Md., Heuser had recently moved to Rockville.

Leonard A. Green (March 2000)

Leonard A. Green, former member of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, died in Butler, Pennsylvania on March 28, 2000. He was 70 years old.

Leonard A. Green was born on September 26, 1929 in Butler, PA. He graduated from Butler High School. He attended numerous college and university special courses and management programs. He was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. He also served in the U. S. Army Security Agency from 1954 - 1956.

His professional career began at age 18 when he was employed by the United Telephone System, where he worked from 1947 until 1985, when he retired. He worked in engineering; construction; marketing; and public, governmental employee relations. He retired at age 55 from the position of Assistant Vice-President, Public Relations and Governmental Affairs.

His life was marked by exceptional community involvement and support for conservation. He served as president of the Ralph W. Abele Conservation Scholarship Fund. He was a past president and board member of the Pennsylvania Forestry Association. He served on the national board of directors of the National Wildlife Federation. He was past chairman of the Pennsylvania Wildlife Federation and past president of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs. Among the many organizations to which he devoted volunteer support were the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Carlisle Fish & Game Association, Hawk Mt. Sanctuary, William Baer Conservation Memorial Fund, Scott Eckert Conservation Scholarship Fund, Cumberland County Conservation School, Butler County Junior Conservation Camp, Cumberland County Sportsmen's & Conservation Association, Cumberland County Conservancy, Letort Regional Authority, Cumberland County Solid Waste Authority, Keystone Area BSA Executive Council, PA Deputy Game Protector.

Roland O. Laine (March 2000)

SOUTH ORLEANS (March 2000)- Roland O. Laine, 75, a former member of the Orleans Conservation Commission, died Wednesday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a brief illness.

He was the husband of Janet H. (Bishop) Laine and of the late Susanna (Crowden) Laine.

Born in Cambridge, Mr. Laine was a 1943 graduate of Cambridge High and Latin School. He was a member of the Harvard College class of 1947 and in 1953 received a bachelor's degree from George Washington University. He was further educated at Harvard Business School and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Mr. Laine joined the Army Security Agency in 1945, and served for 35 years with the National Security Agency. He was the recipient of the agency's Exceptional Civilian Service award.

A longtime resident of Washington, D.C., Mr. Laine retired to Cape Cod in 1980.

In Washington, Mr. Laine was a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and the Sierra Club.

After his retirement, he was a member of the Harvard Club of Cape Cod, the Cape Cod chapter of the American Rhododendron Society and the building committee of the Academy of Performing Arts. He also attended the Nauset Fellowship.

Mr. Laine served as a member of the Orleans Conservation Commission from 1987 to 1994.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Anne-Marie Litchfield of Chatham; a son, Andrew T. Laine of West Yarmouth; a stepson, Stephen R. Bishop of Millbury; and three stepdaughters, Susan Sauter and Nancy Casey, both of Plymouth, and Julie B. Shea of West Roxbury.

He was also the stepfather of the late James MacSporran and Susanna A. MacSporran.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel in the Pines, Samoset Road, Eastham.

Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 658 Main St., West Yarmouth, MA 02673.

Maurice D. Walker (March 2000)

EATON -- Maurice D. Walker, 67, of Eaton, formerly of Gratis, died Thursday, March 30, 2000, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind. He was born on March 27, 1933, in Tiline, Ky., to Jesse and Mina (Ward) Walker. He graduated from Murray State University with a bachelor of science degree and from Miami University with a master's degree.

Mr. Walker served in the U.S. Army Security Agency for two and a half years. He was a school teacher and principal at Gratis High School and then taught business at Preble Shawnee High School until retiring in 1993 with 35 years of service. He was a member of the Gratis Lions Club for more than 30 years, the Preble County Historical Society, Preble County Retired Teachers Association and the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Preble County. He was elected to two terms as Gratis Township clerk and was currently a Gasper Township trustee.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nancy; three children, Jesse (Lori) Walker of Eaton, and Julie (Greg) Anslinger and Jana Agee, all of Middletown; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; nieces and nephews; and two brothers, Carroll (Marion) Walker of Tiline, Ky., and Gary (Zina) Walker of Gratis.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Gratis, Ohio, with Pastor Randy Smith officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

James M. Fernald (March 2000)

James M. Fernald '53, of Sunset Beach, N.C.; March 16 2000. He was an independent consultant for ten years after working for the C.I.A. from 1961 to 1983. A specialist in Middle Eastern affairs, he served the C.I.A. in Beirut, Lebanon; Ta'iz and Sana'a, Yemen; Amnan, Jordan; Jidda, Saudi Arabia; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and Kuwait City, Kuwait. He served for two years with the U.S. Army Security Agency in northern Japan. A lifelong golfer, he scored three holes-in-one. He had also worked part-time as a starter and ranger at Ocean Ridge Plantation. He is survived by his wife, Bera, 481 Osprey Ct., Sunset Beach 28468; a brother, Frederick '57; and cousins Julia '84 and Willard '44.

Robert H. CHRISTMAN (May 2000)

CHRISTMAN, Robert Harrison- "Chris", a longtime executive at Procter & Gamble Co., died of cancer May 19, 2000 at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash. The Anderson Township resident was 68. Mr. Christman was raised in Hamburg, PA., and was educated at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA., where he received a bachelor's degree in economics in 1954. Following graduation, he served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War in the Army Security Agency. Discharged in 1957, Mr. Christman moved to Mount Lookout and began working for Procter & Gamble as a manager in the Advertising Department Service Building. Mr. Christman was a community leader on Cincinnati's east side, volunteering at the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church and serving as president of the Anderson Township Neighborhood Civic Association. He was also an active member of the Boy Scouts of America. He retired in 1989 and enjoyed gardening, bird watching and traveling with his wife. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Barbara Burritt Christman; loving father of Nancy C. (David) McDonnell of Centerville, OH, Paul B. (Lisa) Christman of Bethel, Martha D. Christman of Anderson Township and James S. Christman of Blue Ash, brother of Bruce S. (Gloria) Christman of Wayne, PA and Mary Lou (Harold) Kauffman of Fleetwood, PA, grandfather of Matthew S. and Anna B. Christman. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Hyde Park. A memorial service at 7 p.m. Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Cinti., OH 45208; American Cancer Society, 11117 Kenwood Rd., Cinti., OH 45242 or Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cinti., OH 45242. Elden A. Good Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Korean Veteran. Cinti Enq (transcribed combination of two obituaries)

George M. Zieres (May 2000)

George M. Zieres Jr., 64, of 194 Main St., died Tuesday (May 30, 2000) in WCA Hospital, unexpectedly. He was born Aug. 15, 1935, in Rochester, the son of George and Marie Klier Zieres Sr. He was a graduate of Newtowne High School, Long Island, and later attended Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served with the National Army Security Agency from 1956 to 1960. During three of those years he was stationed in England. He was an electrical engineer and was employed by Pan American Airways as superintendent of the business jet division. He was later employed by Bendix Aviation where he redesigned their automatic pilot on business jets. He then went to Little Rock Airmotive and redesigned business jets for Federal Express. He was recruited by Mitsubishi International in San Angelo, Texas, where he designed, headed and managed the complete manufacturing complex, retiring in 1993. Moving to Randolph in 1993, he was employed by the Randolph True Value Hardware at the time of his illness. He was a member of the Randolph American Legion 181 and the American Association of Retired Persons. He was an avid reader, enjoyed golfing, sailing and woodworking. He will be remembered for his quick wit and his willingness to help others. Surviving are his parents of Jamestown; his wife, Carol Thompson Zieres, whom he married Sept. 23, 1995, in Kennedy; a daughter, Wendy Marie Zieres of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sons: Craig Tschanen Zieres of Fort Worth, Texas, and Gary Alan Zieres of Elizabeth, Colo.; seven grandchildren: Devin Zieres, Sheffield and Harrison Clark, all of Fort Worth, Jacob, Jessica and Meghan Zieres, all of Elizabeth, and Aidan Zieres of Colorado Springs; and a sister, Marie Perryman of Randolph. Full military honors will be conducted by the Randolph American Legion 181. Inurnment will be in East Randolph Cemetery.

Robert E. Tussey (May 2000)

Robert E. Tussey passed away May 4, 2000 at the age of 72. He served with ASA during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife Pat.

Peter Glazier (April 2000)

By: Peter E. Prescott

Peter Glazier, 59, a close friend since our school days at Gardiner High School, died on April 5, 2000. Peter was founder and president of P.A. Glazier, Inc., a manufacturer's representative company for 16 years. Prior to that he was a sales engineer for Johns Manville Corp. for 16 years.

Peter leaves his wife, Ginny, of 39 years; a daughter, Kimberley; and a granddaughter, Katie. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Maine and served as a second lieutenant in the Army Security Agency.

An active member of many professional organizations, Peter was both a business and civic leader. He was a director of the Worcester Historical Museum as well as a past president of the New England Water Works Distributors Association. A savvy businessman and a true friend to all who knew him, he was a credit to the utility construction industry.

JOHN A. SEATON (June 2000)

HYATTSVILLE - John A. Seaton of Hyattsville, Md., died at home on Saturday, June 3, 2000, after an extended illness. He was the son of the late John M. and Margaret (Miller) Seaton of Dunbar, Pa.

Mr. Seaton taught math in Prince George's County public schools for 10 years and Prince George's Community College for 24 years before retiring in June 1992 as Professor Emeritus. He served in the military service during World War II and with the Army Security Agency during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Wallace Memorial Presbyterian Church, The Gideons International, and the Prince George's Retired Teachers Association.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia V. (Golden) Seaton, formerly of Cumberland; and a son, John M. Seaton II and wife, Patricia, of Bowie.

Services will be held at the church on Wednesday, June 7 at 10 a.m. with the interment in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Cumberland at 2:30 p.m.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, The American Diabetes Association, or the Gideons International Living Memorial Bible Plan.

Anthony (Tony) Mencias (Summer 2000)

Anthony Mencias was an ASA vet stationed in Germany during the 1950's.

Constantine Yankopoulos (June 2000)

Constantine "Gus" Yankopoulos, 59, of Taunton and Wareham, died at home Tuesday, June 6, 2000, after a long illness with renal cell cancer. He was the husband of Judith A. (Santos) Yankopoulos.

Born in Fall River, son of the late Theologous and Victoria (Petropoulos) Yankopoulos, he lived in Taunton since 1972 and in Brockton for several years. He maintained a summer residence in Wareham since 1973.

Mr. Yankopoulos had more than 30 years of experience in urban planning and development in Massachusetts. From 1980 to the present, he was the chairman and director of the Wareham Community Development Authority, overseeing land and business development for the town of Wareham. He was a former chairman and assistant treasurer of the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District based in Taunton, and at one time served as public facilities project director for the organization. From 1974-80, he served as chief planning officer of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Communities and Development under Governors King and Dukakis, providing planning and management services to all cities in the Commonwealth.

He held a bachelor of arts degree from UMass Dartmouth and had done graduate studies at Boston University. He was a Harvard Loeb Fellow.

He was a member of the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Fall River, and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He was stationed in Germany for three years with the Army Security Agency during the Vietnam era.

Survivors include his widow; a son, J. Alexander Yankopoulos of Taunton; a brother, Basil Yankopoulos of Peabody; a sister, Yolande Elenidis of White Plains, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

Lewis "Kevin" Becraft (June 2000)

Lewis "Kevin" Becraft died very suddenly on June 4, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Becraft of New Canaan, CT. Kevin served in the Army Security Agency at Kagnew Station 1966-1967. He was a graduate of Cornell University and the Director of Human Resources for IBM Corp based in Somer NY. We have his widows e-mail address on file for those who wish to contact her.

Conrad C. Coleman (July 2000)

COLEMAN, CONRAD C. Alexandria Town Talk, 25 July 2000 Services in the chapel of Forest Lawn with burial in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Coleman, 62, of Alexandria died Sunday, July 23, 2000, in Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital; retired service manager for Montgomery Ward, Alexandria; formerly a member of the U.S. Army Security Agency, Fort Devens, Mass. He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde W. Coleman. Survivors: wife, Gloria G. Coleman of Alexandria; sons, David Coleman and Bruce Coleman, both of Boston; daughters, Shanna Herron of Calcasieu, Chandra Coleman of Michigan, Ashley Coleman and Terri Lachney, both of Alexandria; mother, Elva H. Coleman of Boyce; brother, Dalton Coleman of Boyce; 5 grandchildren.

George Nethery III (July 2000)

George Nethery III passed away during corrective heart surgery in July of 2000 in Nashville, TN. George was a resident of Centerville, TN and is survived by a sister Mary Jane Nethery of Tupelo, MS. George served in the ASA from 1955 to 1958 and was a proud member of the 318th ASA BN out of Herzo Base in Germany.

Raymond Howard Hildebrand, JR (July 2000)

Raymond "Ray" Hildebrand, 138th ASA Co (69-70), passed away Friday, July 14, 2000. Ray retired as an E7/SFC. Burial was at Barrancas National Cemetery with military honors.

Allen Ruth (The Myth) (August 2000)

Allen Ruth, Field Station Berlin, Company B, C Trick (67-70), passed away from a heart attack in Indiana in August 2000. Allen was buried in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, where his mother still lives.


George Hu`eu Sanford Kanahele was born on October 17, 1930 in Kahuku, Oahu.

He graduated from the Kamehameha School for Boys in 1948, and in 1954 fulfilled four years of missionary work in Japan as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Kanahele completed his military service in Germany where he was assigned to the Army Security Agency. He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Brigham Young at Provo, Utah, both with honors in political science. In 1967, George earned his Ph.D. in Government and Southeast Asian Affairs, from Cornell University.

Kanahele's achievements are represented in an array of awards. In 1998 he received the "Living Treasures of Hawai`i Award", and in 1992, the "Distinguished Historian of the State of Hawai`i Award"; in 1987, the "National Society of Arts and Letters Award for Literature"; in 1973 and 1987 was named "The Outstanding Hawaiian of the Year"; in 1987, received the "Ellis Island Medal of Honor, U.S. Congressional Medal"; in 1984, the "Outstanding Alumnus of Kamehameha Schools Award"; in 1980, the "Freedom Award"; and in 1971, the "Paul Bachman Award" from the Pacific Asian Affairs Council. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Society, and received Fellowships from the U.S. National Defense, the Ford Foundation and Cornell University.

Kanahele was a Hawaiian cultural expert, historian, author, teacher, consultant, and entrepreneur who had the amazing ability to manifest life themes into programs that bridged peoples and countries. Kanahele's alternative to top-down, bottom-up style of management was inside-out. He did that by saturating his philosophy into his receptive and even non-receptive students, converting them to believers and ambassadors.

George was president and founder of the Hawaiian Music Foundation. Newsletters he authored included definitive essays on ancient Hawaiian chants, modern musical instruments and songs which eventually led to the encyclopedic publication of Hawaiian Music and Musicians. The Music Foundation contributed to shaping the "Hawaiian Renaissance", a movement which over the last 30 years, has made a significant impact on the culture Kanahele cherished. His book, Ku Kanaka, Stand Tall, A Search For Hawaiian Values, was written "to understand how an ethnic minority, 'made strangers in their own land,' can recover their identity and self-esteem by rediscovering and reasserting their primal values and achievements. Basic to Kanahele's discussion is his determination to exorcise the ghost of inferiority that has haunted the Hawaiians for two centuries."

Kanahele's stellar visitor industry program instilled a vision that influenced the Hawai`i State Legislature to mandate the Convention Center Authority to create a "Hawaiian Sense of Place". That directive influenced the architectural design, interior design, landscaping, signage, art works, and vision of what Hawai`i markets to the world. Creating a Hawaiian sense of place is now a part of the Honolulu City and County's revitalization program for Waikiki. He also instructed the visitor industry to take responsibility, as "keepers of the culture", to preserve the heritage of Hawai`i from which tourism benefits. In keeping with that philosophy, he founded Native Hawaiian Tourism and Hospitality Association to carry out that responsibility.

As co-founder of HETADI, the Hawai`i Entrepreneurship Training & Development Institute, he trained and inspired indigenous people -- Hawaiians, Maoris, Eskimos, Aleuts, Chamorros, American and Canadian Indians -- to fulfill their entrepreneurial goals.

He developed training programs for Queen's Medical Center and authored a guide for Queen Emma Foundation to restore Hawaiianess to Waikiki. He incorporated values into the visitor industry training programs throughout the Pacific, all with his inimitable style of self-effacing coaxing, wry humor, inescapable persuasion, and affection for his work and those he trained.

Kanahele was a man driven by a passion for excellence exemplified by a standard of perfection he created. "Kina`ole", or flawlessness, was doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, to the right person, for the right reason, with the right feeling . . . the first time!" George Kanahele was the right man, with the right message, in the right place, for the right reasons. He took the complex and made it simple. He took the simple and made it profound.

Charles F. Bretzin Jr. (September 2000)

Charles Frederick Bretzin Jr., 42, of Stafford County died Thursday, September 14, 2000, at Mary Washington Hospital.

He was survived by his wife Emma and his two sons, Chuck IIII and Martin; Charles Sr. and Jean Bretzin of Portville NY (father and mother); and four younger brothers. He was interred in Quantico National Cemetery.

Gerald (Jerry) Sharples (October 2000)

Gerald L. Sharples Jr., 47, died yesterday, Oct. 20, at the E.N. Nourse Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford.

He was born in Towndawanda, N.Y., on Aug. 29, 1953, a son of Elsie (Hill) (Sharples) Reitz of Buffalo, N.Y., and the late Gerald L. Sharples. He grew up in the Buffalo, N.Y., area and attended Filmore Jr. High School, Hutchinson Technical, and graduated from Burguard High School, all in Buffalo. He furthered his education at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen, Wash.

Mr. Sharples joined the Air Force in 1971 and served in the Vietnam conflict. In 1978, he joined the Army and made the military his career, retiring in 1995. He was stationed in many areas including Oregon, Germany, North Carolina, Monterey, Calif., and Fort Devens, where he remained for 10 years. He was in the Army Special Forces and was a parachutist. He was awarded a Bronze Star for Service with two oak clusters and an Army Commendation Medal with two oak clusters.

Mr. Sharples was also a truck driver for United Parcel Service for many years.

He was a member of Boy Scouts of America, Troop 69 of Buffalo, Aberdeen Eagles in Aberdeen, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 41 in Monterey, Calif. For the past two years, Mr. Sharples lived in Littleton MA.

Besides his mother, survivors include his stepfather, Ronald Reitz of Buffalo; his former wife, Michele (Waterman) Sharples of Groton; two sons, Gabriel E. and Ryan W. Sharples, both of Groton; a daughter, Tara Marie Freiberg of Nanuet, N.Y.; two brothers, Keith Sharples of Kansas City, Mo., and Larry Sharples of Buffalo; a stepbrother, Greg Reitz of Buffalo; a sister, Cheryl Rattigan of Buffalo; and his companion, Laurie Larkin of Littleton.

Thomas Gibson (October 2000)

GIBSON, THOMAS F., 65, of Clearwater, died Thursday (Oct. 26, 2000) at Mease Dunedin Hospital. He came here in 1985 from Detroit, where he had careers in banking, advertising and executive recruiting. He graduated with a degree in business administration from Northwestern Unviversity. He worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Detroit, was vice president of the Bank of Commerce, where he handled advertising and public relations, later was vice president of Stockwell Marcus Advertising Agency and senior account executive for Buckham and Rowland. He was chairman of ARK Industries, an executive recruiting firm. He was chairman of the Golden Heritage Committee for the 50th anniversary of the city of Hamtramck, Mich. He was a member of the Army Security Agency, the Hamtramck Chamber of Commerce and Adcraft Club, Detroit. Locally, he attended Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church of Clearwater. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne; two daughters, Sandra Lynn Krantz, Rochester Hills, Mich., and Linda Marie Keefe, Phoenix; his mother, Anna Gibson, and a sister, Jackie Gibson, both of Royal Oak, Mich.; and three grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Fort Harrison Chapel, Clearwater.

Harold W. Harlan (November 2000)

Harold W. Harlan (ASA/Chitose 60-63) passed away 20 November 2000. Wife Nadine lives at 3815 Wheeler Ave 36, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901-6661.

John B. McElveen - November 2000

John B. McElveen, 66, died Nov. 15 at St. Joseph's Hospital.

The native of Bulloch County lived most of his life in Chatham County. He served in the Korean War, in the Army Security Agency (ASA). He was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church and served on the Administrative Board. He was a retired lawyer and had worked for many years for Colonial Oil as its legal and tax accounting manager.

SURVIVORS: his wife, Faye W. McElveen of Garden City; a son, John W. McElveen of Richmond Hill; three stepdaughters, Rene K. Folgarait of Garden City and Sandra Thompson and Rose Harvey, both of Meldrim; a sister, Ouida Riggs of Hardeeville; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

James D. Hamilton (December 2000)

HAMPTON - James D. Hamilton, 66, of 15 Hackett Lane, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at the Exeter Hospital. He was born April 20, 1934, in Morgan City, La., the son of the late Joseph DeVance and Nellie (Sessions) Hamilton. He was employed for more than 30 years in circulation management at several newspapers across the country, most notably the Baltimore Sun. He served in the U.S. Army Security Agency at Ft. Devens, Mass., from 1956 to 1959. He was a member of the Faith Community Church and St. James Lodge No. 102 F&AM; served on both the Hampton and Hudson budget committees; was a past president of the former Hampton Kiwanis Club; was a former member of the Hampton Lions Club; and, at one time, was a volunteer firefighter in Hudson. He was the husband for 43 years of Florence R. (Vickery) Hamilton, whom he met while stationed at Ft Devens. In addition to his wife, family members include two sons, Donald E. Hamilton and his wife, Linda, of Springvale, Maine; and Brian K. Hamilton and his wife, Janet, of Berwick, Maine; three daughters, Erin K. Hutchings of Kittery, Maine; Vicki L. Johns and her husband, Dee, and Kerri E. Hilton, all of Hampton; nine grandchildren, Eric, Kym, Chris, Mathew, Jonathan, Jennifer, Andrea, Crystal and David; one brother, Thomas D. Hamilton and his wife, Lena, of Morgan City, La.; one sister, Elizabeth Thompson of Gretna, La.; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Bruce Hutchings, and brother-in-law, Cameron Thompson.

Harry B. Fisher (December 2000)

Harry Barclay Fisher, 86, a retired official of the CIA, where he was deputy director of communications and later director of personnel, died of cancer December 25, 2000 at his home in McLean, Virginia.

Mr. Fisher joined the CIA in 1949. On his retirement in 1973, he received the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the agency's highest honor.

A native of New York City, he was a magna cum laude graduate of New York University. During World War II, he served in the Army as a cryptographer with the Army Security Agency. He remained in the Reserves after the war and retired as a colonel in the early 1970s.

Mr. Fisher began his CIA career in the Office of Communications. He had assignments in London and Nicosia, Cyprus, where he was chief of Middle East communications activities. In 1964, he oversaw the evacuation of U.S. dependents from the island when hostilities broke out between its Greek and Turkish communities


After returning to Washington, Mr. Fisher was deputy director of communications until 1968, when he transferred to the Office of Personnel. He was director of personnel from 1971 until his retirement.

His wife, Eugenia Craft Fisher, died in 1990.

Survivors include four children, James C. Fisher of Great Falls, Stephen S. Fisher and Robert S. Fisher, both of Vienna, and Anne W. Fisher of Harrisonburg, Va., and six grandchildren.

Owen T. Yates (December 2000)

Owen T. Yates (ASA/Chitose 50-53) passed away 20 December 2000. Wife deceased, no known next of kin.

Michael Metcalf (December 2000)

Michael Metcalf died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, in a local hospital. He was 48.

Mr. Metcalf was a 1970 graduate of Central High school. He was a decorated Vietnam War U.S. Army Security Agency veteran and was employed with Fox 61. He had worked in broadcast television for 18 years and was a member of Ashland Terrace Christian Church.

Survivors include his brother, Richard Metcalf; stepfather, Max Beasley; and niece, Breanna Metcalf, both of Hixson.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Coulter Chapel of Lane Funeral Home with Dr. Carroll Wallace officiating.

Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

James H. "Doc" Grabow (December 2000)

James Grabow, Field Station Berlin vet (69-71), passed away from cancer on December 16th, 2000.

Kenneth McPheeters (2000)

Kenneth was a veteran of 328th RR (Vietnam). No further information available.