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January 12, 1992
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph P. Riley, son of Virginia C. Riley of Bel Air, and Joseph P. Riley Jr. of Darlington, recently participated in two multinational naval exercises aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal, homeported in Mayport, Fla.Riley joined with sailors from Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Greece, and France for Operations Hammerlock and Display Determination.After completing the exercises, Riley participated in a scheduledport visit to Souda Bay on the Greek island of Crete.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2013
Franklin W. Littleton Jr., a retired career Air Force officer and a businessman who was a big-band and Dixieland music aficionado, died April 20 of complications from dementia at Nichols Eldercare, an Edgewood assisted-living facility. The Bel Air resident was 91. The son of a contractor and a homemaker, Franklin Walter Littleton Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Clearspring Road in Forest Park. He was a 1939 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and studied law at the University of Baltimore at night while working at Montgomery Ward and the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River.
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April 13, 2003
On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, STUART E. THURLOW, age 82, of Ocean City, NJ, entered into eternal rest peacefully. Born in Syracuse, NY on April 10, 1920, son of the late Percival and Elizabeth Thurlow and prior resident of Baltimore, MD, where he graduated from Loyola College. Stuart was a 1st in the Army Air Force, 490th Bombardment Group. He was a Navigator in WWII and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and well as Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Cluster. He was the beloved father of a daughter, Mary Lou Thurlow Bevvino of Milford, CT, proud grandfather of Lisa Maria D'Amato if Milford, CT, and a sister Elizabeth Lynch of Glendora, CA. Arrangements by The Godfrey Funeral Home, 809 Central Ave, Ocean City, NJ.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | September 3, 2009
James Augustine Judge Jr., a career Air Force officer and bomber pilot who flew in the Pacific and China-Burma-India theaters and later participated in the historic Berlin Airlift, died of cardiovascular disease Aug. 15 at Summit Park Health and Rehabilitation Center in Catonsville. He was 86. Colonel Judge was born and raised in Lawrence, Mass. He was a 1940 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Lawrence and attended seminary before enlisting in the Army Air Forces in 1942. Trained as a bomber pilot, he was sent to the Pacific, where he flew B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell and B-29 Superfortress bombers.
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March 15, 2005
On March 9, 2005, RICHARD P. TUSTIN, SR., former partner of S.J. Martinet & Co., of Baltimore, died in Berlin, MD., beloved husband of the late Ruth (nee Johnson); devoted father of Rick (wife Sara), Sue, John (wife Betty); devoted grandfather; dear brother of Alan (wife Isabella) and Mary and the late Howard; preceded in death by parents Howard and Bertha (nee Hayward). Mr. Tustin was an Army Air Corp Veteran of WW II, POW, Recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart, and other honors.
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March 21, 2004
On March 10, 2004, DONALD HOWARD CLIFTON, 57, of Baltimore. Received a B.S. in Industrial Education in 1973, at the University of MD. Retired from Social Security Administration Headquarters, Woodlawn, MD. Recipient of numerous Commissioners Citations, SSA: Vietnam era Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal, two Purple Hearts and three Bronze Stars. Member of the Disabled American Veterans, VFW, National Kit Car Club, Vintage Chevy Club of America, Catonsville United Methodist Men, United States Parachuting Association.
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March 3, 1992
Robert L. Held Jr., a retired Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. engineer and decorated veteran of World War II, died Sunday of leukemia at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 73 and lived on Providence Road in Towson.A memorial service for Mr. Held will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Maryland Presbyterian Church, 1105 Providence Road.He retired in 1978 after working 42 years for the telephone company.The native of Towson was a 1935 graduate of Towson High School and attended the University of Maryland.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | September 3, 2009
James Augustine Judge Jr., a career Air Force officer and bomber pilot who flew in the Pacific and China-Burma-India theaters and later participated in the historic Berlin Airlift, died of cardiovascular disease Aug. 15 at Summit Park Health and Rehabilitation Center in Catonsville. He was 86. Colonel Judge was born and raised in Lawrence, Mass. He was a 1940 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Lawrence and attended seminary before enlisting in the Army Air Forces in 1942. Trained as a bomber pilot, he was sent to the Pacific, where he flew B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell and B-29 Superfortress bombers.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | January 22, 1994
It took a half-century, but George D. Harmening of Annapolis yesterday got the medals he earned in the sky over the Marshall Islands in the summer of 1944. The years have grayed his hair and hobbled his gait, but they have not dimmed the glory."Gentlemen, I'm proud," Mr. Harmening, 73, told a gathering of U.S. Marines, family and friends in a ceremony at the Naval Academy's Mahan Hall. "This is the greatest day of my life, other than when I came back."The former Marine's voice broke and behind his eyeglasses his blue eyes misted over.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | March 13, 1996
John F. Zeidler, a retired heating and air-conditioning executive, died Monday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 79 and lived at Edenwald, the Towson retirement community.The former Lutherville resident was one of the first residents of Edenwald when it opened in 1986 and quickly became a popular figure to residents and employees, earning the title "Mr. Edenwald."He was known for his warm smile, neat mustache, conservative dress and the straw hat he wore in warm weather.
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May 25, 2009
HOWARD W. LEAF, 85 Air Force general Howard W. Leaf, 85, a retired Air Force lieutenant general and highly decorated combat veteran who retired as assistant vice chief of staff at the Pentagon in 1984, died April 25 of congestive heart failure at his home in the Prince George's County, Md., community of Aquasco. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and joined the newly formed Air Force in 1950. He was a fighter pilot in the Korean and Vietnam wars. His decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal and two awards of the Silver Star, one of which was for leading a raid on an oil refinery in North Vietnam.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | July 4, 2007
Kilmer S. Bortz, a decorated World War II naval aviator whose flying skills helped sink a Japanese aircraft carrier and battleship, died of heart failure Wednesday at his Lutherville home. He was 87. Mr. Bortz was born in Akron, Ohio, and moved with his family to Washington, where he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. His college studies at Duke University were interrupted when he enlisted in the Navy in 1941. After completing flight training at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Mr. Bortz was assigned to Bombing Squadron 11 or VB-11, where he flew Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers during the Guadalcanal campaign.
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March 15, 2005
On March 9, 2005, RICHARD P. TUSTIN, SR., former partner of S.J. Martinet & Co., of Baltimore, died in Berlin, MD., beloved husband of the late Ruth (nee Johnson); devoted father of Rick (wife Sara), Sue, John (wife Betty); devoted grandfather; dear brother of Alan (wife Isabella) and Mary and the late Howard; preceded in death by parents Howard and Bertha (nee Hayward). Mr. Tustin was an Army Air Corp Veteran of WW II, POW, Recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart, and other honors.
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March 21, 2004
On March 10, 2004, DONALD HOWARD CLIFTON, 57, of Baltimore. Received a B.S. in Industrial Education in 1973, at the University of MD. Retired from Social Security Administration Headquarters, Woodlawn, MD. Recipient of numerous Commissioners Citations, SSA: Vietnam era Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal, two Purple Hearts and three Bronze Stars. Member of the Disabled American Veterans, VFW, National Kit Car Club, Vintage Chevy Club of America, Catonsville United Methodist Men, United States Parachuting Association.
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April 13, 2003
On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, STUART E. THURLOW, age 82, of Ocean City, NJ, entered into eternal rest peacefully. Born in Syracuse, NY on April 10, 1920, son of the late Percival and Elizabeth Thurlow and prior resident of Baltimore, MD, where he graduated from Loyola College. Stuart was a 1st in the Army Air Force, 490th Bombardment Group. He was a Navigator in WWII and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and well as Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Cluster. He was the beloved father of a daughter, Mary Lou Thurlow Bevvino of Milford, CT, proud grandfather of Lisa Maria D'Amato if Milford, CT, and a sister Elizabeth Lynch of Glendora, CA. Arrangements by The Godfrey Funeral Home, 809 Central Ave, Ocean City, NJ.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | September 19, 1999
Eugene J. Remmell, a highly decorated World War II gunner who earned the unusual distinction of flying in both the European and Pacific theaters, died in his sleep Tuesday at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in St. Mary's County. He was 79.As a turret gunner and flight engineer aboard the B-17 "Delta Rebel" of the 91st Bomb Group in the fabled 8th Army Air Force, Mr. Remmell participated in the first U.S. bombing missions over France and Germany in 1942.The exploits of the "Delta Rebel" and the "Memphis Belle," also part of the 91st Bomb Group, were immortalized by Hollywood in films such as "12 O'Clock High" and "Memphis Belle."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2013
Franklin W. Littleton Jr., a retired career Air Force officer and a businessman who was a big-band and Dixieland music aficionado, died April 20 of complications from dementia at Nichols Eldercare, an Edgewood assisted-living facility. The Bel Air resident was 91. The son of a contractor and a homemaker, Franklin Walter Littleton Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Clearspring Road in Forest Park. He was a 1939 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and studied law at the University of Baltimore at night while working at Montgomery Ward and the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River.
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May 25, 2009
HOWARD W. LEAF, 85 Air Force general Howard W. Leaf, 85, a retired Air Force lieutenant general and highly decorated combat veteran who retired as assistant vice chief of staff at the Pentagon in 1984, died April 25 of congestive heart failure at his home in the Prince George's County, Md., community of Aquasco. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and joined the newly formed Air Force in 1950. He was a fighter pilot in the Korean and Vietnam wars. His decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal and two awards of the Silver Star, one of which was for leading a raid on an oil refinery in North Vietnam.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | March 13, 1996
John F. Zeidler, a retired heating and air-conditioning executive, died Monday of heart failure at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 79 and lived at Edenwald, the Towson retirement community.The former Lutherville resident was one of the first residents of Edenwald when it opened in 1986 and quickly became a popular figure to residents and employees, earning the title "Mr. Edenwald."He was known for his warm smile, neat mustache, conservative dress and the straw hat he wore in warm weather.
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | January 22, 1994
It took a half-century, but George D. Harmening of Annapolis yesterday got the medals he earned in the sky over the Marshall Islands in the summer of 1944. The years have grayed his hair and hobbled his gait, but they have not dimmed the glory."Gentlemen, I'm proud," Mr. Harmening, 73, told a gathering of U.S. Marines, family and friends in a ceremony at the Naval Academy's Mahan Hall. "This is the greatest day of my life, other than when I came back."The former Marine's voice broke and behind his eyeglasses his blue eyes misted over.
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