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Jack K. Morrison, ETCM, USCG(ret)

My father, Jack K. Morrison, ETCM (ret.)--a Loranimal-passed away on February 8, 2017. He appeared to have an active account with this website, which is why I am contacting you.  Also, I am hoping you will be able to help get the word out to his fellow servicemen and women. Dad loved his time at Port Clarence and Iwo Jima, and in serving the Coast Guard! Please let me know if there is a website, or e-mail I can contact to let them know of my dad's passing.

Thank you very much,
Dawn Morrison

Obituary for Jack K. "Captain Jack" Morrison


Mr. Jack Morrison, of Regis Road in Saukville, passed away peacefully at his residence Wednesday, February 8, 2017. He was 73 years old. Jack was born in Buffalo, NY on November 10, 1943, son of John and Laura Woodward Morrison. Following his schooling, Jack enlisted in the US Coast Guard. Mr. Morrison was united in marriage with Margaret Downs in 1967 while stationed in Michigan. The couple moved to Saukville in 1980 with their two children. Jack retired from the Coast Guard in 1985 after achieving the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer, and then became involved with the Ozaukee County Water Safety Patrol. He was a very active member for 25 years. Mr. Morrison worked as the Emergency Management Director for the Village of Saukville, a position he held for the last 10 years. He was a member of the Saukville American Legion Landt-Thiel Post 470 and Living Hope Lutheran Church. Jack enjoyed woodworking- frequently making yard projects for family and friends- and model ship building. Recently, he liked taking long car trips and had been planning a driving trip to Alaska. He was a familiar face at the local YMCA, often competing with others in friendly competitions. He was passionate about serving his community; whether as a Coast Guardsman, Captain Jack of the rescue boat, or working with the Village of Saukville. Above all, Jack treasured his granddaughters, and the experience of being a grandpa.
Mr. Morrison is survived by his children, Jack “Ken” Morrison II of Saukville, Dawn (Nick Josefik) Morrison of St. Joseph, IL, granddaughters Noel and Eden Josefik, also of St. Joseph, IL, and brothers Thomas (Bernie) Morrison of Washington Court House, OH, James (Carol) Morrison of Senica, SC, Daniel (Colleen) Morrison of Dayton, TN and David (Pam) Morrison of Akron, NY. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other family and many friends. Jack is preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Services will be held at 5PM on Saturday, February 11th, at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington, followed by military honors. Pastor Kimberly Jordan will preside. The family will receive visitors at the Funeral Home on Saturday from 3-5PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested in Jack’s name to the Feith Family Ozaukee YMCA or to the Ozaukee County Humane Society.

     Jack K Morrison, ETCM USCG(ret)    

Jack K Morrison, ETCM, USCG(ret)
Obiturary

 

Jack was my friend and mentor.
Fair winds and following seas my friend.

Joe

----Obiturary retrieved 2/17/17 from http://www.eernissefuneralhome.com/obituaries/Jack-K-Captain-Jack-Morrison?obId=1365045#/obituaryInfo
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John S von Kessel, CWO4, USCG(ret)

Jon S. Von Kessel
Posted On January 23rd, 2017 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser Obituaries

76, of Honolulu, died in Honolulu on Monday, January 9, 2017. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. Private services.

Jon von Kessel, CWO4, USCG(ret)

Jon Von Kessel, CWO4, USCG(ret)

I first met VK during a phone call I made to D14(eee) back in 1983.  We chatted a bit about a topic that slips my mind now, but it probably was Loran related.  We renewed our conversations with the irradiation issue and VK made numerous contributions to this site as well as passing the word about radiation to his personal network.
Fairwell and following seas my friend.
Joe Jester, ETC, USCG(ret)

----Obiturary retrieved 2/8/17 from http://obits.staradvertiser.com/2017/01/23/jon-s-von-kessel/


James A. Bachtell

James Bactell

Bachtell, James A., 80 of DeLand, FL died with his loving family and dogs by his side on July 17, 2014. James was born in Youngstown, OH and after high school, joined the Coast Guard and married and the journey began. He and his wife, Mary Margaret of 62 years moved to DeLand from Jupiter, Florida in 1980 where they spent many wonderful years living on the grounds and overseeing the operation of the lighthouse located in Jupiter, FL. James was the Executive Offi
cer of Loran C Transmitter Station in Hobe Sound, FL. He leaves to cherish his memory wife, Mary Margaret, Horace Wayne (Linda) Bachtell, Felda Louise (Greg) Ballentine, Noel Leon (Mary) Bachtell, Teresa Gail DeMaster, grandchildren, Justin DeMaster, Aaron, Dakota and Courtney Bachtell, Christina Horner and great granddaughter, Lauren Horner. His furry family includes Missy, Maggie and Bear. The family is asking friends to donate pet food to any area Humane Society in his memory. Please visit www.lankfordfuneralhome.com to leave a message for the family.

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Morris "Mo" Lewis,

My father was a proud member of the Coast Guard and enjoyed the on-line communications and the reunions.

Morris "Mo" Lewis, 89, of Lexington, formerly of Russell, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at his residence.

Mo was born December 10, 1926 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to the late Louis Joseph Lewis and Helen Glick Lewis.

In addition to his parents, Mo was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years Janice Irene Sellers Lewis in 2012.

Mo proudly served his country during World War II as a Radioman, third class with the United States Coast Guard, Loran Station on Atafu, in the South Pacific. He later attended Ohio State University where he was a cheerleader. Throughout his life Mo was an avid golfer; also a member of the Bellefonte Country Club for many years. He loved to work out and visit with his friends at OLBH Vitality Center. Mo also had many interests in his life including Model Railroading, Stamp Collecting, Coin Collecting, and Photographing landscape and architecture during his travels. Mo was very civic minded and was a member of the Ironton Rotary Club, KYOVA Traffic Club President, as well as, Chairman of the United Way Campaign, and a Kentucky Colonel. Mo retired as a Trainmaster with Norfolk Southern Railways.

Survivors include his two daughters, Cynthia Allen and Julie Lewis, both of Lexington; a granddaughter, Hannah Allen of Lexington; two special caregivers Donna Warfield and Brenda Commodore, both of Lexington; along with a host of extended family and friends.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:30 Monday, April 25, 2016 at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods with Rabbi Jean E. Eglinton officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mo?s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be left at www.canifffuneralhome.com.

email from: Julie Lewis, daughter, 3/16/2017


Raymond H. Dolan

RAYMOND H. DOLAN , 64, of Mountain Top, died Sunday, August 15, 2010, at the Hampton House Nursing Center, Hanover Township. Born in El Paso, Texas, he was a son of Raymond and Mary McPherson Dolan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Coast Guard in Vietnam. He was a member of St. Mary's Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, Dorrance. He is survived by his wife, Clara Dolan; a son, SSG Peter Dolan, South Carolina; a daughter, Kathleen Wilson, Duluth, Minn.; one sister, Mary Parker, Minneapolis Minn.; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday from the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc. 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, Dorrance. Interment parish cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Published in Times Leader on Aug. 16, 2010

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