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Mrs. Joan Frances Goss Hall
Wife of COL Alvin O. Hall, Jr (Deceased)
Joan Frances Goss Hall, 85, died on November 19, 2018 with her loving daughter holding her hand as she passed.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, December 19, at the Army Residence Community (7400 Crestway Drive, San Antonio, TX 78239), with a reception immediately following.
Born on October 28, 1933 to Margarite and Frank Goss in Fort Benning, GA, Joan was born first of identical twin girls. She continued in leadership throughout every stage of her life. Blessed with an eidetic memory, her high school year book called her a “rare combination of beauty and brains.” She was a model even into her 80’s, and when told by people how beautiful she was, she’d say “powder and paint make a girl what she ain’t.”
In college, she and her partner were the Southeastern Intercollegiate duplicate Bridge champions in 1954. She was the one and only honor graduate at Auburn University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
In June of 1959, she married COL Alvin O. Hall, Jr. (Army – Military Police Corps), and began the life of a nomad as a military family. She successfully navigated 23 moves in 30 years, during which time her son went to 4 high schools and her daughter to 3 high schools. Her overseas tours included Germany and Korea. Joan came to San Antonio in 1979 from Korea, where her husband was the post commander of Fort Sam Houston (FSH). In her role as the first lady of FSH, she was honorary advisor to all service organizations on the post and actively participated in FSH activities.
Becoming single after 30 years of marriage, Joan began a new chapter in her life. In May 1989, she was given the opportunity to open and manage the gift shop at a new museum in FSH, the Army Medical Museum (AMEDD), and had not one piece of merchandise for the gift shop prior to a July 1989 museum opening. She soon discovered that there was no merchandise geared to army medicine, so she created items that represented all branches of the army medical department and propelled the gift shop to record revenues during the 12 years that she led the museum gift shop. It was the most successful gift shop among the small military museums. She created the replica statue of the National Combat Medic Memorial that is on the grounds of the AMEDD museum. This replica statue quickly became the most popular gift for retirements, promotions, and foreign dignitaries. She also designed honor coins for many military medical units, earning accolades from the 452nd Combat Support Hospital and the US Army Medical Department, among others.
She worked with the Emmy winning TV series China Beach and designed army medical clothing, coffee mugs, and other items for use on the show. These items were hugely popular with the Army Nurse Corps. Based on her work with the AMEDD gift shop and China Beach TV show, she was named an Honorary Member of the United States Army Medical Department Regiment by the Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Alcide Lanoue. In 2000, Lt. Gen. James Peake awarded Joan the Army’s highest civilian award, the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal.
Realizing that military daughters going off to college seldom had the necessary requirements and connections for sorority rush activities, she was an active member of the Panhellenic Council of San Antonio, providing help and connections for all military daughters at Randolph, Lackland, and Fort Sam Houston, with all sororities including her own Chi Omega sorority.
Joan is past president and honorary member of the Military Civilian Club, representing the Army as a living legend. In 2012, the Military Civilian Club honored her as the first ever Honorary Life Member recipient.
As a member of Preservation Fort Sam Houston (PFSH), she was named by the San Antonio Fiesta Commission in 2006 as one of the “Faces of Fiesta”. PFSH is a participating member organization for the Victorian Gala during the first week of Fiesta, and Joan chaired that event for more than a decade. Joan also designed the yearly Fiesta medal for PFSH that featured historic buildings on Fort Sam Houston.
As the daughter of a golf pro, Joan was an avid golfer all her life. She was thrilled with a hole-in-one at Fort Gordon golf course in November 1971.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
• AMEDD Museum Foundation, PO Box 8294, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234
• Preservation Fort Sam Houston, PO Box 340308, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234
• Army Residence Community Foundation Employee Recognition Fund, 7400 Crestway Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78239
Posted 11 Feb 2019
CW3 Robert Lee "Bob" Cormack
Robert Lee "Bob" Cormack left this world peacefully on Nov. 2, 2018 with his beloved fianc Margaret Mary Houck by his side. Bob was born in Toronto, Canada on May 3, 1936 to the late Thelma "Babe" and Alexander Cormack. He was raised there and grew up enjoying the outdoors with his brother William and sister Barbara.
After graduating from High School, Bob moved to the U.S. and enlisted in the U.S. Army where he proudly served this country as a member of the Criminal Investigation Command for 20 years until his retirement in 1976. By all accounts, his deep love and commitment to his family was followed closely by his love for his wide circle of friends and unending passion for duty while in the military.
After retiring from the Army, Bob found a new passion as a fraud investigator for the State of Pa. until retiring
from that job. Though Bob always loved answering the call of duty, in recent years he has been employed in what could truly be called his "jobby", socializing and pursuing his love of golf while working at Manada Golf Club, and was the pro shop assistant manager there. The old adage "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life" certainly applied to Bobs life. He was also a life member of the Shellsville VFW, and the Campbelltown Legion. Bob was deeply loved and respected by family and friends alike and will be dearly missed.
He is survived by fianc Margaret Mary Houck, three sons: Scott Cormack & fianc Janice, Robert Cormack & wife Priscilla, Christopher Cormack & wife Kristie; daughter, ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sister Barbara, step daughter Vicki Sweigert, three nieces, Terry, Deb, and Karen. He was preceded in death by his brother, William.
A committal service will be held at 10:30 on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA, with full military honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Palmyra, PA.
Published on Pennlive.com and in The Patriot-News from Nov. 9 to Nov. 15, 2018
Posted 11 Feb 2019
Col. Donald Paul Greenwald
Col. Donald Paul Greenwald, age 80, of Frisco, Texas, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019, in Plano, Texas. He was born August 20, 1938, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, to Helen (Paschkaett) and Paul Adolf Greenwald.
Subsequent to graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Donald entered the United States Army as a Military Police Officer. He served with distinction for more than 20 years, including two combat tours in Vietnam. He served in numerous position of distinction, including Battalion and Brigade Commander, while rising to the rank of full Colonel. Following his military career, Donald moved to the state of Arizona and became a valued member of the Arizona Department of Corrections. There he also held a variety of leadership positions, including Deputy Warden, Deputy Assistant Director and Assistant Director.
An avid sports fan, Donald enjoyed golf and racket ball, but most of all, he loved his Wisconsin Badgers, Chicago Cubs and Green bay Packers.
Donald is survived by his wife, Darla Elliott; his children, John Greenwald and his wife, Jean, of Larson, Wisconsin, and Anne Marie Greenwald of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; his grandchildren, Christina and Eric Kiefer, Erica Clark, Rebecha and Brian Harrah, Michelle and Casey Anderson and Riley and Samantha Greenwald; six great-grandchildren, Mia, Zack, Penelope, Quintin, James, Waylon, and a future packer fan to be named later; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Harry Greenwald and Kenneth Greenwald.
A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church Frisco on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., officiated by Dr. Chuck Martin. Interment at DFW National Cemetery will be February 13, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Parkinson Voice Project of Richardson.
Posted 7 Feb 2019
MAJ Ralph C. Hernandez
Major Ralph C. Hernandez, 84, of Scottsdale, Arizona passed away on April 21, 2017. He retired from the Roosevelt School District where he was a Teacher, Vice-Principal, Principal and Administrator. He was a man of many great accomplishments and a graduate from ASU. Ralph will be truly missed by many. Services have been held.
Posted 11 Feb 2019
LTC Willis Bryant "Bill" Smith
LTC Willis Smith was born on February 26, 1930 and passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017.
Willis was a resident of Woodstock, Georgia at the time of passing.
He graduated from the University of Tennessee.
Willis was married to Clara.
His funeral service will be held at Lakeside Funeral Home in Woodstock GA on Thursday March 9th at 12:30 pm. Prior to that at 11:00 am the family will be receiving visitors.
Interment will be at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton GA with full military honors.
Posted 11 Feb 2019
LTC James Ottie "Jim" Richardson
Lt. Col. James O. Richardson, US Army, Retired, of Terrell, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on the morning of November 16, 2017. He was reunited in Heaven by his wife, Joan Carolyn Richardson, son, James Douglas Richardson, parents, Ottie Lee and Lucille Richardson and sisters: Mary Ann Coltharp and Paula Jane Morris.
James was born May 22, 1932 in Dallas to Ottie and Lucille (Weatherford) Richardson. He grew up in the
Dallas area and graduated from Mesquite High School in 1949. Because of James’ athletic skills at Mesquite HS, he was able to attend both UT-Arlington and UT-Austin on a basketball scholarship. In 1956 he enlisted and entered into a lifetime commitment with the US Army from which he retired after a commendable career. James served in many military campaigns including tours served in Germany, Korea and two tours in Vietnam. After retiring as Lt. Colonel, James came to Terrell and bought farm land to continue his love of raising livestock, a lifelong interest that he began when he was young. During his high school years, he won many awards and honors at the State Fair of Texas. Never one to stay idle, James and Joan continued their love for husbandry with the purchase and careful caretaking of horses and cattle. A quiet man of great strength and integrity, James leaves a legacy to his family of honor and dedication to all that he held dear.
James is survived by his son, John Wright Richardson of Carrollton; daughter, Cheryll Ann Pittera and husband Douglas H., of Fairfield, CT; daughter, Kasey Ann Hanna and husband Thomas A., of Forney; grandchildren: Nicole, Richard and David Pittera, Mimi Richardson, Zachary and Brandon Hanna; brother, John Wayne Richardson and wife, Nita of Garland as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends who will miss him greatly.
Funeral service will be at 11:00am, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Max Slayton Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at 2:30pm at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-7pm, Tuesday, November 21, at Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations. For those wishing, contributions to honor James’ memory may be made to assist St. Jude Research at www.stjude.org
Posted 11 Feb 2179
Mrs Joan Carolyn Nelson Richardson
Wife of LTC James O. Richardson (deceased)
Mrs Joan C. Richardson, 74, passed away on August 25, 2009 in Terrell, TX. She was born to Vincent George and Nita (Bennett) Nelson on August 1, 1935 in Medicine Hat, Canada. Joan is survived by her husband, Jim Richardson of Terrell, TX, daughter, Kasey Hanna and husband Thomas of Alexandria, LA, grandchildren, Zachary and Brandon Hanna. She is also survived by her brother Larry Nelson of Reno, NV, stepchildren, John Richardson of Dallas, TX, and Cheryl Pittera of Eastfield, Conn. Joan was a nurse in the U.S. Army Corps during the Vietnam War and had also worked as a Registered Nurse at Mesquite Community and Charter Suburban now Dallas Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be held at 10:00AM Tuesday,
September 1, 2009 at Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel in Terrell, TX. Interment followed at the DFW National
Cemetery in Dallas at 12:30PM. The family will be receiving friends from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Monday, August 31, 2009 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Caney Creek Cowboy Church, P.O. Box 633; Grand Saline, TX 75160. Guest registry may be signed at www.andersonclaytonbros.com. Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home 972-524-6417.
Posted 16 Feb 2019
COL Thomas Anthony Banasik
Colonel (USA Ret.) Thomas Anthony Banasik, 63, born to Rhoda & Stephen Banasik, Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas after battling pancreatic cancer. A Military Veteran; Military Policeman; Deputy Inspector General, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Garrison Commander, Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Tom served with distinction, 30 years, in the United States Army. He was recently employed at Beshenich Muir & Associates. Tom was a Huge Minnesota Vikings Fan.
Tom is survived by his wife, Margaret M. Stewart, San Antonio, Texas.
He is survived by 2 Sons, Thomas J. Banasik, (Bethany), Aldie, Virginia; Daniel J. Banasik, (Corinne), Fayetteville, North Carolina; Daughter, Christina J. Barton, (Dave), Glen Allen, Virginia; Brother, Lawrence A. Banasik, Robbinsdale, Minnesota; Sister, Ann Hanson, (Tim), Mora, Minnesota; Grandchild, Emma Banasik, Aldie, Virginia; 2 Step-Sons, Patrick D. Stewart, (Jessica), Columbus, Mississippi; and Eric E. Stewart, San Antonio, Texas.
He is pre-deceased by his first wife, Darlene A. Banasik, Christiansburg, Virginia.
MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018 7:00 PM
PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 9:45 AM
FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to M.D. Anderson, Pancreatic Cancer Research, Houston, Texas (https://www.mdanderson.org/cancermoonshots/cancer-types/pancreatic.html).
Posted 16 Feb 2019
Mrs Natalie J. Trammel "Granny" Dupuis
Wife of COL Wade Noah Dupuis (Deceased)
Grovetown, GA – Entered into rest Monday, May 7, 2018, Mrs. Natalie J. Dupuis, 92, loving wife to the late LTC Wade N. Dupuis, U.S. Army (Ret.). Grovetown, GA – Entered into rest Monday, May 7, 2018, Mrs. Natalie J. Dupuis, 92, loving wife to the late LTC Wade N. Dupuis, U.S. Army (Ret.).
Mrs. Dupuis was a native of Lake Charles, LA. She and her husband lived in Monroe, LA for over 30 years and moved to Augusta, GA in 1999. While living in Monroe, she enjoyed retirement to the fullest and served as a volunteer on the Ladies Auxiliary for the North Monroe Hospital. She enjoyed making floral arrangements and working in the gift shop. While living the rest of her life in Augusta, everyone came to know her as “Granny.” She loved life and spent hours in her kitchen creating delicious Cajun cuisines. She enjoyed gardening and spending quality time the ones who kept her young at heart! She was a member of Stevens Creek Church and was publicly baptized at 90 years old. Mrs. Dupuis was a
loving wife, mother and Granny to everyone she knew.
Family members include her daughter: Barbara Frazier (Gene); son: Van Dupuis; grandchildren: Eric Dupuis, Denise Bailey, Rhianna Gregory (Kevin), Ashlee Medlin, and Courtney Payne (Ben); great grandchildren: Trevor and Madyson Payne, Wick and Maddox Medlin, Brittany Bosier (Brett) and Tristan Krouse, T. J. Watson, Bryson Cooper Gregory, Conner Gregory; great great grandchildren: Wyatt Bosier and Lyle Bosier; brother: Ted Trammel (Carol); and special niece: Julie Trammel.
A graveside service will be Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Bellevue Memorial Gardens with Rev. Dorna Adams officiating. The family will receive friends following the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Stevens Creek Church Building Fund, 600 Stevens Creek Rd, Augusta, GA 30907.
Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com
Posted 16 Feb 2019
CW3 Elwood Leon "Woody" Fogleman
Woody Fogleman died at home at the age of 68. He leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Loree Fogleman, his children Chris, Sandra, Christie, and son-in-law Ian, his grandchildren Nathan, Kala, Katelyn and step-granddaughter Evelyn; along with his brother Herb of DE, James (Jim)of Wy, Janet of OK and Lee of TX. He was pre-deceased by his parents and 6 siblings.
Woody was born in Juniata County, PA and was the 10th of 11 children. After graduating high school Woody joined the U.S. Army and was sent to serve on the DMZ in Korea during the Vietnam War.
However, Woody spent the majority of his 20 years working as special agent in the Criminal Investigations Division and retired as a CID Warrant Officer 3. During his time in the military Woody met and married Loree in Indiana on April 20, 1985.
Woody was happiest when he was outdoors hunting or fishing or when he was spending time with his family. He was a man of few words, but the actions of his big heart spoke volumes to those who knew him. He would do anything for those he loved and he will be very missed by them. Though his leaving leaves a hole in their lives they look forward to the day they will see his resurrected body in Heaven!
A memorial service will be 2:00 PM on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Army Emergency Relief Fund.
Posted 19 Feb 2019
LTC Benjamin L "Red" Waldron
LTC Benjamin L "Red" Waldron bid farewell to his family and friends on Christmas morning when he succumbed to cancer. His family will hold a memorial service at the Mountain View Mortuary, 425 Stoker Ave., on January 10 at 1 p.m.
Ben Waldron was born in Plainfield, NJ on January 8, 1930. He was raised with his two brothers, Clarence “Bud“ and Donald in South Plainfield by his parents, Clarence and Margaret Waldron. He graduated from North Plainfield High School in 1948 and joined the Army. In 1954/55 he attended Officer Candidate School. In 1956 he married Hilda “Kitty“. Ben retired as a Lt. Colonel after 23 years of service and settled in Reno. He began a career at the Washoe County Health Department in
September, 1971 and retired in January, 1990. In July, 1988 he joined the Reno Chapter of the Good Sam's.
Ben is survived by his wife, Kitty; his children, Ben, Rainey, Leona Wahl, Margaret Spicher, and Eda Adams and seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association and/or the American Cancer Society.
Posted 8 Mar 2019
Mrs Hilda "Kitty" Waldron
Wife of LTC Benjamin L "Red" Waldron (deceased)
Hilda Waldron died on September 22, 2015 at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben.
Hilda, known as Kitty to her friends, was born in Leimen, Germany to Wilhelm and Franciska Ditscher. She was preceded in death by her brother Willi and sister Eda,
In 1956 she married Benjamin Waldron and lived the life of an army officer's wife, who accompanied her husband on his assignments. After Ben's retirement from the army, they settled in Reno, where
they bought their first home.
Kitty and Ben enjoyed their retirement years traveling in their motorhome and spending time with their family and friends.
Hilda is survived by her three daughters Leona Wahl, Margaret Spicher and Eda Adams, her son, Rainey, stepson Ben, her seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 AM on October 17, 2015, at the St. Rose of Lima Church in south Reno with a reception following. May Kitty rest in peace knowing that her family will forever hold her in their hearts.
Posted 8 Mar 2019