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Major General Eugene Rufus Cromartie
Major General Eugene R. Cromartie was born in Wabasso, Florida on October 3, 1936. His parents were Ulysses and Hanna Cromartie; he was the seventh of nine children. Eugene attended and graduated from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee Florida in 1957. While attending the university he was the Class president as well as the ROTC battalion commander and became a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Also while attending FAMU he met and married the love of his life/college sweetheart, Joyce B. Mims. They have four sons whom all served the community in various careers. For all that have known him he has gone by his nick name Gene Cromartie.
Gene’s distinguished career in the US Army lasted 33 ½ years. He has held a number of different
positions/assignments during his tenure with the military: Student of Infantry at Fort Benning, Georgia; Commander of the 59th Military Police Company in Bremerhaven, Germany; Executive Officer, later Commander for the Headquarters Detachment, 95th Military Police Battalion in Vietnam; Instructor, United states Army Military Police School at Fort Gordon, Georgia; Chief, Electives Branch, Office, Director of Graduate Studies and Research, United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Commander of the 503rd Military Police Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Airborne Paratrooper and Provost Marshal of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, First Region, United States Army Criminal Investigation Command; Deputy Provost Marshal, later Provost Marshal of the United States Army Europe and Seventh Army in Mannheim, Germany; Community Commander in Mannheim Germany; Commanding General United States Army Criminal Investigation Command at Falls Church, Virginia.
After retiring from the Military Gene became the Deputy Executive Director/Chief of Staff of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He remained in this position for sixteen years, before retiring again. Throughout his various assignments and career paths, he has touched the lives of many through mentoring and friendship. His impact on society will never be matched, nor will it ever be forgotten.
Services for MG Cromartie will be at Arlington National Cemetery 28 December 2017. Additional information will be provided when
Posted 24 Mar 2017
LTC Paul Major Curry, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC), retired, Paul Major Curry, Jr. was born in Joliet, Illinois on May 25, 1944. He was the last child and only son of Willeen (Buchanan) Curry and Paul Major Curry, Sr. He passed away peacefully at home in Huntsville, Alabama on July 7, 2017.
Paul gave his life to Christ at an early age, baptized at Clark Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Camden, Mississippi. The family moved to Salina, Kansas in 1952 where Paul became an active member of the St. John's Baptist Church. He attended Sunday School and sang in the Youth Choir. He had a beautifully rich voice, loved to sing and sang solo selections quite often. He was a member of Progressive Union MB Church where he was a member of the choir.
Paul graduated from Salina Central High in 1962. He was an avid sportsman and the catcher on his high school baseball
team. After high school Paul attended college at Kansas Weslyan University in Salina, Kansas and worked at the Holsum Bakery and Dillon's Supermarket part-time.
In June of 1967, Paul was drafted into the US Army, earned the Parachutist Badge shortly after, and deployed to Vietnam. After completing his tour, he redeployed and completed the Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, GA, and then deployed again to Vietnam. After completing a successful tour, he then returned to the USA to attend college and obtained a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE. Throughout his military career, he was awarded several medals to include: the Meritorious Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal and the Legion of Merit. During his service in combat operations, Paul earned the Purple Heart. After retiring from the US Army, in 1988 as a LTC, he pursed a second degree and graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He worked for several years in the states of Alabama and Mississippi as an engineer.
During his early military career, he met and married Deloris (Westbrook) Curry, who preced-ed him in death. Her son, James Charles (deceased) became an integral and immediate member of the new Curry family. To this union, two children were born, Carletta and Paul Johnathan (PJ) Curry. Later in his career, Paul was stationed at Redstone Arsenal where he remarried a loving woman, Mary L. Curry. Through this marriage, he became a dedicated father to Inger Carlisle and Dameon Finley.
He was preceded in death by his sister Paulette Woods. He leaves to cherish his memory– children: Carletta Curry (Everett, WA); LTC Paul J. and wife Nicole Curry (Ft. Stewart, GA); Inger and husband Michael Carlisle (New Market, MD) and Dameon and wife Lassandra Finley (Raleigh, NC). Grandchildren: Joshua and wife April Curry; Jamie Curry (Brandon, MS); Paul Edward (Tampa, FL) and Paul Marcus Curry (Navarre, FL); Adrienne and David Carlisle (New Market, MD); Dameon, Jr. and Brooklyn Finley (Raleigh, NC); Kennedy, Carter and Camden Rankin (Ft. Stewart, GA). His step-father, Jessie L. Heath (Salina, KS); sisters: Levone Curry (Denver, CO), Evone and brother-in-law Walter Murray (Denver, CO) and Gloria Jean York (Los Angeles, CA). Nieces: Jackie, Rhonda, Terry, Lynn, Tiannah, Tiarrah, Vicki, Glenda, Savannah, Nickole and Kim and nephews Reginald, Bobby, Craig, John David, Timothy Joe, and Tony. Special cousin/brother Claude M. Curry and former spouse Mary L. Curry.
A very dedicated, aggressive, and compassionate leader of Soldiers in support of our great Nation, Paul was a kind-hearted man who enjoyed barbequing, tennis, and the Blues. He loved his Family and was a friend and mentor to many people throughout his life.
Posted 14 Jul 2017
Survivors include his wife of 70 years Sarah Kimmig of Sparta
Five daughters: Sherrie Dawne (Ken) Eliasen of Panama City Beach, Florida, Sally Anne (Hank) Doom of Louisville, KY, Susan Lynne (Paul) Buse of Shepherdsville, KY, Shawn Lisa Kimmig Morgan of Sparta, Sara Lee Kimmig of Casselbury, FL
Son: Charles Eugene (Rose) Kimmig, Jr. of Sanford, FL
Sisters: Beverly Kay Compton of Dayton, OH and Joann Grierson
Funeral services will be conducted 9:00am Friday, May 19, 2017 from North Sparta Church of God. Interment services will be conducted 2:30pm est Friday at Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors presented by the U.S. Army Honor Guard.
Jonthan Morgan, Joel Morgan, Micah Buse, Heath Doom, Uriah Kimmig, Josiah Kimmig will serve as pallbearers.
Posted 22 Jul 2017
CW3 Charles Eugene Kimmig, Sr
CW3 Charles Eugene Kimmig Sr. age 91 of Sparta passed away Sunday afternoon May 14, 2017 at St. Thomas Highland Hospital.
CW3 Kimmig was born August 16, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Louis & Elizabeth Saunders Kimmig. He retired as a criminal investigator with the United States Army. Charles served his nation for 28 1/2 years. His military career began in the U.S. Marine Corp. and he later joined the Army during Korea. His military career spanned from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. After military retirement, he had a 12 year career as a land fraud investigator for the State of Florida. Upon his final retirement, he loved to travel domestically as well as abroad, and do things alongside his wife Sarah. Charles was affectionately known by his family as "Poppy". He was a member of North Sparta Church of God. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by grandchildren Matthew McCormick, Megan Hope Eliasen, Luke Zander Kimmig; brothers Robert and Frank Kimmig; sisters Betty Sortman and Marlene Rambo.
Colonel Harris Emmons II
Colonel Harris Emmons II, US Army, Retired, age 95, of Seattle, devoted husband and father, died at home on 18 April 2015. Known as "The Colonel" to many in his Madison Park neighborhood, he was a kind man and a sterling example of our 'Greatest Generation.'
Col. Emmons' grandfather Ralph W. Emmons was a prominent pioneer Seattle attorney, arriving in Seattle from Portland, Oregon, prior to Washington becoming a state. His father, also a Seattle attorney, died at the young age of 38, on the eve of The Depression. Harris and his mother, Margaret Emmons (nee Brand), a smart businesswoman, survived tough times by running a drugstore and a collection agency.
Harris returned from the Shawnigan Lake School to help his mother, and graduated from Garfield High School. He attended the University of Washington and was a member of the Oval Club, Malamutes, and President of Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, graduating in 1941. He next went to Notre Dame Law School.
Harris was at Dutch Harbor, Alaska, on a summer job, when it was bombed by the Japanese on June 3rd and 4th, 1942. He put aside his goal of becoming a lawyer to fight in World War II, giving the next 30 years of his life to the defense of his country, commanding at multiple levels, and seeing action in WW II, Korea, and Vietnam. During this time he also earned a Masters of Arts (Government) from Georgetown University and was one of 11 members of the Army's PROVN Study Group. Among his medals and decorations are the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal, battle stars for WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
Harris returned his family to Seattle in 1979 and reunited with his close friends, known as "The Vineys," finished raising his children and travelled the world with his wife. He belonged to The Sons of the Revolution, Seattle Tennis Club, and has been President of the Pacific Northwest Society of Alpha Delta Phi.
He is survived by his wife, June Emmons (nee Bubier) of 64 years, a son, Harris "Chip" Emmons III and his wife, Deanne Ederer Emmons, a daughter Leslie Emmons Moschner of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and her husband, Larry Edward Moschner, grandsons Harris "Hap" Emmons IV and Arthur Ederer Emmons, and granddaughters Michelle Beatrice Moschner Santoro, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio and Nicole Madeleine Moschner.
Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 26, 2015
Posted 30 Jul 2017
Mrs June Bubier Emmons
June Bubier Emmons, age 87, a long-time resident of Seattle's Madison Park neighborhood, died at home Thursday, 15 December 2016.
Born June 1929 in Boston, MA, to Frederick C. Bubier, (a Harvard educated stockbroker and Army Officer) and Beatrice Blossom Bubier, June grew up in Marblehead and graduated from Edgewood Park HS, Briarcliff Manor, NY in 1947. She next attended West Hill School in Boston and later worked for Capital Airlines. While visiting her parents in Germany, she met Captain Harris Emmons II of Seattle. They were married In Alexandria, VA in 1951.
June became a devoted Army wife and eventually, after adopting and then beating Endometriosis, a devoted full-time mother of two. She taught her children many things including her New England 'Yankee', Depression-survivor, values and manners which included thrift and consideration for other people. She also led by example, volunteering for organizations including Army Community Services, and Meals on Wheels. In Seattle she was a member of the Dr. Charles B. Ford Guild of the Children's Hospital.
June is preceded in death by Harris, her husband of 64 years (1919-2015). She is survived by a son Harris "Chip" Emmons III and his wife Deanne Ederer Emmons, a daughter Leslie Emmons Moschner of North Ridgeville Ohio, and her husband, Larry Edward Moschner, grandsons Harris "Hap" Emmons IV, Arthur Ederer Emmons, and granddaughters Michelle Beatrice Moschner Santoro of Sheffield Lake, Ohio and Nicole Madeleine Moschner.
Published in The Seattle Times on Dec. 25, 2016
Posted 30 Jul 2017
Mrs Gwendolyn Durham
Gwendolyn Durham, 78, died on August 5, 2017.
Funeral service will be Friday, August 11, 2017, 11:00 A.M., at Bethel A.M.E. Church with burial at Tallahassee National Cemetery Wake Service will be held today from 6-7pm at Strong & Jones Chapel.
Survivors include her son, Marcellas Durham, Jr.; daughter, Elise Durham; sister, Barbara Webber; grandchildren, Markai Gweniece Durham, Samarra Kieann Durham; great grandchildren, Zakaria Worsham, Cornelius Pringle II and a host of relatives and friends.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat 10 Aug 2017
Posted 13 Aug 2017
COL Anthony Joseph DiGregorio
Anthony Joseph DiGregorio, COL, USA, Ret., age 79 of Fairfax, Virginia on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the Adler Center for Caring. Beloved husband of 52 years to Mary; devoted father of Deanna DiGiovanna and Amy (Todd) Hutcherson. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew, Ryan, Megan, Luke, and Michael. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna DiGregorio. Friends may call at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Rd. Fairfax, VA 22032 on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church, 5222 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax, VA 22032 on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Interment services at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Alzheimer's Association
Posted 13 Aug 2017
LTC June Wolfe, Jr.
Graveside service for LTC June Wolfe, Jr., 81, of Belton were held Wednesday June 21, 2017 at Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple with Allen Lowe officiating.
LTC Wolfe died Sunday, June 18, 2017 in a Temple hospital.
LTC Wolfe was born November 11, 1935 in Mount Olive, NC, the son of June Elmer Sr, and Lela (Miller) Wolfe. He married Dorothy Matthews on March 13, 1960 in Augusta, Georgia.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in General Science and Sociology from Wake Forest University and a Masters of Criminal Justice from American Technological University. He was a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi Criminal Justice Honor Fraternity.
He served 21 years in the United States Army and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Following his military service he was a Texas parole officer for 17 years.
He is preceded in death by his son, John Julian Wolfe.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Wolfe, a son June Wolfe, III and wife Cynthia of Belton; a daughter Lisa Cantacuzene of Morgans Point Resort; his twin brother, Gene Wolfe of Surfcity NC; three grandchildren, Matthew Wolfe, Grant Wolfe and Rody Cantacuzene and two nieces, Allene Batchelor and Susan Sartip.
Visitation will be Tuesday June 20, 2017 from 6 to 8 at Dossman funeral home in Belton.
Obituary published online 20 Jun 2017 by Dossman Funeral Home, Killeen, Texas
Posted 13 Aug 2017
COL Zane Vincent Kortum
Colonel Zane Vincent Kortum (US Army Ret.), who rose from Private to Acting Provost Marshal of the US Army, died peacefully in Washington, DC, on August 11, 2017, just short of his 92nd birthday. Zane was born on September 15, 1925 in Presho, South Dakota, to a farming family. At age 19, he joined the US Army, driving a tank in General Patton's invasion of Italy. In 1946, in Rome, Zane received a field promotion as Military Police Corp Lieutenant, thus beginning a distinguished career of 31 years in the US Army Military Police. Following combat duty in Korea, in 1950, Zane served in Army command and staff positions in the US and overseas, including the Pentagon, Orleans, France, and with NATO in Verona, Italy. In Vietnam, Zane commanded a MP Battalion, MP Group, and served as the Deputy Provost Marshal. Subsequently, Zane served as Deputy, The
The Provost Marshal General at the Pentagon, and then as Commandant of the US Army MP School, Fort Gordon, Georgia. Prior to his retirement, Zane returned to the Pentagon to serve as Acting Provost Marshal of the US Army. Among Zane's numerous military awards and decorations are the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. The University of Maryland, the USA Command and Staff College, Armed Forces Staff College, Defense Language Institute, and the USA War College are among the many schools from which he graduated. After retiring from the Army in 1975, Zane served as an executive with the Equitable Life Assurance Company for 18 years. While Zane traveled the world, he never forgot his rural roots, staying in close touch with family and friends in South Dakota. Throughout his life he loved sports, from baseball to basketball, and was an avid golfer, playing courses around the globe. Zane is survived by his wife, Emma Ruberti Kortum, whom he married in Rome in 1946; daughters, Renée Kortum Gardner of Washington, DC, and Countess Simonetta Kortum Brandolini d'Adda of Florence, Italy; three grandchildren, Emilio and Polissena Brandolini d'Adda, and Kevin Kortum Gardner; three great-grandchildren; his sister, Betty Fernandez, and companion, Patricia Windsor. Zane will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors at a future date.
There will be a Remembrance Ceremony at the Military Police Memorial (burial section 55) at 0900 followed by a Wreath Laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery at 1000, 27 October 2017.
Washington Post 5 Sep 2017
Posted 7 Sep 2017
COL Reginald King Fansler
Reginald King Fansler, age 100, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2017. He entered this world on October 18, 1916 in St. Cloud, Missouri.
As a child he lived on a farm in Greenfield, Illinois with his parents, Lloyd and Lucille, and his brothers Norbert, Kermit and Carroll. He decided early that farming was not his calling. He wanted to see the world, answering the Army Recruiter's call in 1936, and took basic training on Corregidor Island in the Philippines. He later left the Army and rejoined in 1940 and was commissioned as an officer in 1943. A founding member of the Military Police Corps, he served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
He met Avis, his wife of 59 years, in Germany after WWII where she was part of Special Services. Reg retired from the Army as a Colonel in 1971 after 34 years of service. He received the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit and many commendations.
Following his Army career, he was the Chief of Law Enforcement for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources until his second retirement in 1978.
In retirement, Reg and Avis moved to Honolulu, and enjoyed many years with his Fansler Ohana (family). He later moved to Gainesville, Florida to live at Oak Hammock in 2007. Reg's beloved wife Avis passed away in 2009. He continued to enjoy life.
He is survived by his children Marilyn (and Andy), Susan (and Jim), and Mark (and Cheryl); grandchildren Katherine (and Kevin), Blair, Jay, Matthew, and Sarah; great grandchildren Sophia, Nathan and Mackenzie. His close friend, Bette Archard, also survives him.
Burial services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. The Florida Memorial Service will be held at Oak Hammock on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM.
This loving, generous, gentle man will be missed by many people. The family would like to thank the wonderful, caring staff and residents of Oak Hammock. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to Transitions of Pennsylvania, a center serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking at www.transitionsofpa.org or PO Box 170, Lewisburg, PA 17837. Please visit his memorial page at www.williamsthomas funeralhome.com.
Posted 14 Sep 2017
COL Stanley J. Lobodinski
Colonel Stanley J. Lobodinski passed away October 17th at age 94. He is survived by Nanette Lobodinski, his wife of 66 years; daughters, Denise Lobodinski, Janet Scobie and Jeanine Flint; sons-in-law, Gary Scobie and George Flint; and grandchildren, Allison (Captain US Army Reserve), Meghan and Brian Scobie, Alex and Anne Specht and Marsh and Duncan Flint. Neighbor Jeannie Spencer holds an esteemed position in the hearts of the family. Stan was preceded in death by his daughter; and son-in-law, Renee and Randy Specht.
Stan began his Army career as a radio operator in WWII. He graduated from San Jose State in Police Sciences and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and outstanding ROTC cadet upon graduation. Stan earned his Master's Degree from Illinois Institute of Technology and received numerous medals and decorations for his service. While
in the Military Police, Airborne held a special place in his heart. He was paratrooper qualified in 1956 with the 82nd and served with the 101st "Screaming Eagles" in Vietnam. Stan served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam and was Provost Marshall of Fort Knox, Fort Sill, Fort Benning and Southcom, Panama Canal Zone. Prior to his retirement and move to Tampa Bay in 1980, he had obtained the rank of Colonel. Nanette moved the family 18 times during Stan's service including Alaska, Paris, two postings in Germany, the Panama Canal Zone and stateside postings. Stan loved the Tampa Bay area, playing tennis with Bayport Tennis Club and riding his bike into his nineties. He and Nan attended Tampa Bay Downs weekly, enjoying horse racing and the friendships formed there. Stan was a devout Catholic, attending Incarnation Catholic Church. He was also a lifelong fan of Notre Dame football.
Stan had a gift for humor and language, never letting facts constrain his shaping of a good story and never settling for adequate when he could make something "Outstanding!" or "Number 1!". His aphorisms and mottos will live on. Why just say you are hungry when you can be a "Starvin' Marvin" and why just control your spending when you are young when you can develop the mantra "If you can't eat it, you don't need it"'.
Stan showed gratitude for all of life's blessings and wanted to particularly thank the staff at St. Joe's Hospital. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery in lieu of a local service. In lieu of flowers, consider a veteran's or Catholic charity or say an extra "thank you" to those you come across in life. Online condolences can be made at www.blountcurrywest.com
Published in the Tampa Bay Times from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2017
Posted 23 Oct 2017
MAJ Roger "Mark" Crassweller
MAJ Roger "Mark" Crassweller of Elkridge, MD passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth "Liz" C. Crassweller; loving father of Elizabeth "Beth" M. Crassweller and her husband Kristopher Weaver; brother of Robert Crassweller; and grandfather of Evelyn Weaver. He is also survived by his niece Kristine Crassweller and nephew Michael Crassweller.
Family and friends are invited to gather at the Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park, Inc., 7250 Washington Boulevard, Elkridge, MD 21075 ( exit 6 off Rt. 100 south) on Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm
and 6 to 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 5976 Old Washington Road, Elkridge, MD 21075 at 10:00 am. Mr. Crassweller will be interred and receive full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Army Emergency Relief or Hero Dogs, Inc., Brookville, MD.
Webmaster's note: MAJ Crassweller was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart from an action in Vietnam on May 5, 1968 while serving with the 4th MP Company.
Posted 23 Oct 2017
Mrs Arlene Finley Billings
Arlene Finley Billings, age 83, wife of CW4 Josh Medford Billings (deceased) passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at her home in Clarksville.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 12 noon Friday, October 20, 2017 at the chapel of McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with the Rev. John Franklin officiating. She will be laid to rest at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
Arlene's family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Arlene entered into this life on June 6, 1934 in Cookville, Tennessee to the late Arnold and Jesse Castleman Finley. She was retired from a career in which she served as the Chief of Security for the Ft. Campbell Exchange. Arlene was a member of the church family at Northeast Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Arlene was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Josh Billings. Survivors include her daughters, Vickie Edwards and Pamela Maiberger; grandchildren, Courtny Edwards, Dustin Edwards (Constance), and Benjamin Maiberger; great grandchildren, Angel England, Benjamin England, and Hailey Edwards; and her siblings, Linda Watts and Arnold Lee Finley.
Serving as pallbearers are Ron Wilson, Robert Williams, Jewel Jayrow, John Suiter, Steve Thomas, and Ed Jefferies.
Condolences may be made at NaveFuneralHomes.com.
Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Oct. 18, 2017
Posted 10 Nov 2017
CWO Dietzel Morris "Dick" Miller
CWO Dietzel Morris "Dick" Miller, 71, of Sun City Center, Florida passed away at home on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. He was born on October 25, 1946 in Vincennes, Indiana to Albert C. and Mary W (Knight) Miller and raised in Bicknell and Terre Haute Indiana.
Dick graduated from Gerstmeyer High School in Terre Haute in 1964. He joined the U.S. Army in 1965 and served as an admin specialist, Military Police, Criminal Investigation Division (CID) agent (investigating felony level crime) and Protective Services on the Secretary of Defense (Dick Cheney) detail. During these 28 years, he attended ISU at Terre Haute to get a degree in Criminology. He served in many U.S. Army Bases both in the United States and overseas including Vietnam, Korea, Germany and Italy. Additionally, he traveled with the United States Secretary of Defense to many other countries around the world. After retirement in 1993, he joined various corporate and
government security agencies and retired from the FBI as a consultant security analyst in 2011 when he left the Washington, DC area to become a Florida resident.
Dick met Elda Guajardo in Schweinfurt, Germany in 1980, became engaged in Paris, France and married in Basel, Switzerland on April 20, 1982. They resided in Germany from 1980-1989. He was reassigned to Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, retired in 1993 and then again in 2011 to move to Florida and get away from the bad winter storms. He enjoyed biking, swimming and writing his book, Army Detective by Dick Miller (currently at publisher).
He is survived by his wife, Elda Guajardo Miller; his son, Chris D. Miller (Nichole Jones); granddaughters, Sydney Marie Miller and Lauryn Raye Miller. Also surviving are two sisters, Rachel Miller Groves (Edward) and June Miller Harlan (Fred), many nieces, nephews and cousins whom he visited yearly at the Miller Family Reunion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Clarence and Mary W. Knight Miller, brothers John Miller, and Roy J. Miller and sisters, Nora Mae Miller McAtee (Hubert) and Inez Ruth Miller.
A Celebration of life is planned for Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 2-4 pm at National Cremation and Burial Society, 308 E. College Avenue, Ruskin, Florida. 33573. Per Dick’s wishes he will be interred at Arlington Cemetery in Washington D.C. Arrangements and details for this celebration will follow at a later date to meet their extremely busy schedule.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dick’s memory to any of the following charities; American Diabetes Association http://donations.diabetes.org, American Heart Association www.heart.org, or Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation www.arthritis.org.
Posted 14 Nov 2017
COL John F. "Fitz" Fitzsimons
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CWO Harry Willis Kinsella
CWO Harry Willis Kinsella went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the age of 76.
Harry is survived by his wife, Nancy, son Gary, his wife Denise, daughter Stacey, her husband Peter Millingen, and grandchildren Paige, Ryan and Gregory.
Harry was a warrior that always put God, family, and his country first. He was a decorated military officer that devoted his life to law enforcement. Some of his incredible life
achievements include overseeing the signing of the Berlin Peace Treaty, serving as the Assistant Inspector General for Health and Human Services of Florida, and spending his post-retirement years as a federal hearing officer.
A celebration of Harry's life on Monday, September 18th at 2 P.M. at the Faith Viera Lutheran Church located at 5550 Faith Drive, Rockledge, FL 32955. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org
Posted 14 Nov 2017