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Lightship Sailors that have "Crossed  over the bar"

Last Revision: February, 2017 *

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    Chris Molloy Life Member #48   LV95/519 Relief 1962, LV110/532 Delaware 1963 Crossed the Bar:[4-13-2016]

    Stuart Vorpahl   LV86/511 Buzzards Bay 1958-59 118/539 Cross Rip 1959-60 Crossed the Bar:[1-14-2016]

    Roy E. Dash   WAL 189 Diamond Shoals 1949-1950 Crossed the Bar:[2-18-2016]

    John Francis Kennedy   LV98/521 Handkerchief Shoal Crossed the Bar:[5-16-2016]

    William E. Lambert lll   WAL613 Ambrose [1960-1961] Crossed the Bar:[7-2-2011]

    John Krider  [1-24-2015]  Winter Quarter LV 107/529 and Diamond WAL 189 [1960]

    Robert Butte,Sr, [11-19-2014]  Boston LV 118/539 [1972]

    James Lawson  [10-30-2014]  St. John River LV 84/509 [1954]

    Jerrold Bernella  [10-27-2014]  Frying Pan LV 115/537 [1958-1959]

    Daniel Lane  [8-31-2014]  Nantucket LV 112/534 [1961-1962]

    Robert Joseph Gubitosi, Sr., 74  [07-10-2014]  Nantucket  LV 112 [01-57-01-61]   Obituary

    Raymond J. Shea  [12-10-2014]  Stonehorse LV 101/524 [1955]

    R. C. Soaper  [12-06-2013]  Portland LV 111/533 [1953]

    Herbert P. Lange  [12/19/2013]  Chesapeake  LV 116/538 [1958-59]  Obituary  /  Video Tribute

    Paul Terwiliger  [08/22/2013]  LV 85/510 [1962-63]  Obituary

    David G. Mason  [09/13/2013]  LV 91/515 1960-61

    Gail Daughty  [5-4-2013]  Five Fathom LV 108/530 [1969]

    John Henry Rogers  [04/12/2013]  LV 91/515 1960  Obituary

    Charles Jennings  [7/23/2013]  LV 79/506 Barnegat 1954-1955  Obituary

    Neil Charles Branson  [July 12, 2013]  Served on LV 100/523 Blunts Reef 1953-'55  Obituary

    S. William Haney   [Sept 9, 2011]   101/525 Brenton Reef 1949-1951

    Arnold G. Holt   [April 13, 2013]  83/508 Relief 1957  Obituary

    William B. Coe  [November 6, 2012]  189 Diamond 1947, 107 Winter Quarter 1950, 84 Relief (Charleston, SC ) 1954

    Gilbert E. Morris   LV118/WAL539 & LV102/WAL 525 CrossRip[1961-1963] Crossed the Bar:[2-7-1989]

    Richard James Kilroy, of Newport News, Virginia, WAL 519 (LS Relief & other ships)  [March 17, 2013]  Obituary

    Malcom Pullen,  LV 115/537 1948  [Unknown]

    C. William Bailey,  LV 196 Pollock Rip 1946  [Unknown]

    J. David Melvin,  Frying Pan  115/537  1960-1961  [Unknown]

    Robert E. Lee,  Frying Pan  115/537 1962-1963  [Unknown]

    Neal Ross Campbell, 69, of Sturbridge, MA  Previous VP LSA, Founder   [Feb 12th, 2012]  Obituary

    Stanley Mansell, Sr.,  Five Fathom 1953  [September 3, 2011]

    Walter Allen Smith  [6-4-2011]  Ambrose LV 613 [1967]

    George Williford  served on the 91/515 Portsmouth 1960-61  Crossed the Bar on [6/18/11]

    Joseph Cody    an SN on the 116 Delaware (May 66-May 67)    Crossed the Bar on [10-11-2010]

    Charles Reed     106/528 Relief 1949-1952    Reed also served on an LST 1943-1949 as a CP

    Lowell  Holmes     LV 110 Relief in the N East   He was on the 110 in a hurricane the night the Vineyard went down a few miles away  [August 31, 2010]

                  Holmes also served on an Exam Vessel then on the USCG DE385 ( USS Richey )

   George Rongner     George served on the Buzzards Bay Station as CO of 86/511 1955-1957, was a Strong supporter and advocate of preserving Lightship Sailor History. He donated many artifacts and pictures from his active                                             duty time, including his personal dress uniform.  He served with the Navy aboard the USS American Legion and participated in the first wave in the invasion of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific. For                                                                               his actions during that battle, George was awarded the Bronze Star.

                      George was the author of the book "Life Aboard a Coast Guard Lightship" and a friend to all.   Obituary  

                      It has been said that George did not cross the bar, only received orders to a permanent duty station, [Feb 15, 2011]

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   Eugene Murray CWO-3 USCG (Ret) [July 22, 2010] at the age of 78.  Gene was an EN1 aboard the RELIEF 78/505 on the night of the collision and sinking.

  Howard  L. Holt   Barnegat 1953-1954

 Terry E. Vient (1947 / 2010)    Ambrose lightship WLV613 Early 1960's and was here when this picture was taken

                     [August 12, 2010]

 Harvard W. Urquhart     Relief 106/528  1966-1967    [April 1, 2010]

 Stanley Poteat   New Orleans 531 1963-64   [Feb 2, 2009]

  Edmund "Lee" Burbage Relief 78/505 1957-1958 & Later, among his many other duties, Lee was also an Instructor at the

               C.G. Institute  [January 29, 2009]                   Obituary  

 Robert Yered ( Silver Star )   Boston 1968    [Jan 26, 2009]

 Bernard "Bernie" Webber Nantucket 112/534 April '58-April 1960, Cross Rip 102/525 aug '63-Oct '63,

               Merchant  Marine Tanker duty WWll 1944-1946, Awarded Gold Life saving Medal 1952 [January 25, 2009]

                   Obituary & Much More  

 Harvey Drexler Relief 107/529 1968  [January 16, 2009]

 Tom Branco Portland 533 1961-1963  [January 16, 2009]

  William C. "Bill" Bart Lt. USCG (Ret)    He was born 01/18/1923.  .  He was a Lightship Sailor on the 109/531 Relief, 6th  District May 1946-Nov 1949, serving as BM1 under Harold Brott, Master ( Brott was former USLHS ). His ashes were scattered off of Cape May, NJ.  (Crossed the bar on 5/5/09)

  Robert L. Reiss  Born Feb 24,1942 Five Fathom abt 1961  [Dec22,2008]

 George E. Shutts Nantucket 112/534 1954-1956 [November 04, 2008]

 Pernell Perry  WAL 189 New Orleans 1968-1969 [August 20, 2008]

  John Corea Nantucket LV 112

 James Kane Relief WAL 78/505

  Robert Thibault    Scotland 87/512 1962    [May 16, 2006]

 David Fase Blunts Reef WAL 605

 John O. ‘Ollie’ Woodworth Columbia WAL 604

 Ken Black Relief WAL 114/536

 Harry C. Robidoux Delaware WAL 116/538

 Leon DeRosia Lake Huron WAL 103/526

 John Louis Carlucci Pollock Rip 114/536

 Raymond Woodrow Gifford Relief WAL 110/532

 Charles G. Massey WAL101/534

 Edward Walter Preston Relief 106/528

 Lionel ( Greg ) Dickerson Relief 114/536

 William R. King Columbia River Lightship

 John Reid WAL 86/511  Hens & Chickens

 George Muelhbauer CS3 WAL 86/511  Hens & Chickens

 Orville Oscar Sullivan, August 2, 2006 WAL 83/604

 John T. Landon, March 30, 2006 101/52 Overfalls  605 Overfalls

 Rollo Gerrish, Lightship 612

 David Tolson, LV 118/539 Boston

 James Sweeney, LV 118/539 Boston

 Stanley Pridham, LV 118/539 Boston Station

 Larry Sheehan, 116/538 Chesapeake Station

 Fred Wheeler, Life Member #3 LV110/532

 Kenneth Holdgate, 10 July 2006 189 Boston

 Skip Clarke, 2006 83/508

 Tom Bocanegra, 26 May 2005 100/523 Relief 12th District

 Jack Prine, Feb 2006 92/516

 Bill Burchfield, 18 Oct 2005 110/532 Vinyard Station

 Bob Smallwood, Sept 2005 WAL 85 Relief

 Frank Dodd, 5 July 2005 536 Boston Station

 Frank Poulton, 18 May 2004 WAL 106/528 Relief

 Perry Christianson, March 2005, 92/516 and WLV 604

 Carson Conger, 8 June 2004 110/532 Vinyard Station

 Roger Way, 25 Nov 2003 LV 88/513 Umatilla Station

 John Baker, 23 Feb 2004 112/534 Relief

 Russell Wood, 13 April 2004 86/511 Buzzards Bay Station

 Larry Phetterplace, 7 March 2005 WLV 613

 Tarn Peters, Dec 2002 WLV 612

 Elbert Roller, 22 Feb 2005 114/536

 John Turcich, 15 Feb 2005 76/505

 Joeseph Tamalonis, 3 March 2003 78/505 Relief

 James Gill, 10 Feb 2003 Life member #4 Founding Member, LSA President WLV 612

 Howard Lockerman, 27 Nov 2002 91/515

 Earl Malkie, 1 Sept. 2002, LV 189 New Orleans Station

 Harold Flag, Life Member # 5, Founding Member, LV 73

 William Rogers, 11 May 2002 Ambrose Station

 Emil Carey, 27 March 2002 118/539

 Dave Murphy, 23 February 2002-Life Member #1, Founding Member, Stonehorse Station

 Charles Mascio, 27 December 2001, LV 103/526 Huron Station

 Don Jones 17 December 2001, LV 103/526 Huron Station

 Stanley Hirsch, 21 March 2000, LV 109/531

 Leonard Beauchene, 1991 Swiftsure Station

 Walter Lewis  OIC Portland light ship in the fall of 1959   [November 2, 1970]  He served as OinC as BMC on The                             Portland 110 made CWO on his last two years on the Yankton.

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