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Date Posted | Source Classmate or spouse
Timothy Woodbury
USNA-AA Memorials

John Wesley Bogle,84, of Kenner, LA, peacefully went to his heavenly home from the comfort of his earthly home on April 18, 2019.

He leaves behind his wife of 41 years, Linda Dawkins Bogle, and quite a legacy of seven children: Lisa (Charles) Kelly, James (Sayeh) Bogle, Suzie (Glenn) Cristodero, David (Michelle) Bogle, Kenneth (Christa) Bogle, Matthew (Paige) Holliday, and Daniel (Dana) Holliday. He also has 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren

A celebration of Mr. Bogle's life will be held at Garden of Memories Funeral Home in Metairie, LA on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm followed by a Methodist service. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in John's name be made to his childhood church, The Salvation Army, as no Methodist churches were near them at the time. The online guestbook is available at

Garden of Memories 
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA  70001  

(504) 833-3786 

Reference John's obituary.

Timothy Woodbury
USNA-AA Memorials

Clifford Donald Estes, 82, of York, ME, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Cliff is survived by his wife, Maureen; his children, Maura Estes and Peter Estes; his daughter-in-law, Gretchen Estes; and his three grandchildren, Will, Ethan and Anna, all who live in York. He also leaves his two brothers and their wives,Richard and Margaret Estes and Kenneth and Lisa Estes and many nieces and nephews.

Please join family and friends on Saturday, April 27 from 12 to 3pm for a remembrance and celebration of Cliff’s life. This will take place at the Old Clubhouse at the York Golf & Tennis Club located at 62 Organug Road in York, Maine. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS, Donations should be made to the York Student Scholarship Fund c/o Lloyd Bakke , 27 Huckins Avenue, York, ME 03909 in Cliff's memory. Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, York, Maine is assisting with arrangements. Visit

Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home
 91 Long Sands Road
 York, ME 03909
 Tel: 1-207-363-3531 
 Fax: 207-363-3935

Reference Clifford Estes' obituary.

Timothy Woodbury
USNA-AA Memorials

Geraldine DiTullio Boltz, 82, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on February 8, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Buffalo, NY to the late James & Anna DiTullio and the wife of Jacob Boltz, '59 and 21st Company.

Left to cherish her memory are her high school sweetheart and loving husband of almost 60 years, Jacob Boltz; her three sons, Jacob M. Boltz, James V. Boltz & his wife Julie, and Daniel J. Boltz & his wife Melinda; her six grandchildren,Taherai, Ethan, Kathryn, Daniel “DJ”, Jake, and Dominic; and her sister, Kathleen DiTullio.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. A committal service at the United States Naval Academy Columbarium will be held 06 May 2019 at 1100. Condolences maybe offered to the family at

Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel - Memorial Service 2/24/2019 1264 Great Neck Road Virginia Beach, VA 23454 Phone: 757-496-9727

Reference Mrs. Boltz obituary.

Timothy Woodbury
USNA-AA Memorials

William E. POWELL Rear Admiral William E. Powell, Jr. passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019. RADM Powell graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1959 and served the Navy with distinction for 30 years. Powell was selected for the rank of Rear Admiral, becoming the first African-American flag officer in the Navy Supply Corps and only the eighth African-American flag officer overall in the U.S. Navy. After retiring from active duty with the Navy, RADM Powell accepted a position at DuPont in Wilmington DE, and subsequently worked for PECO Energy Company in Philadelphia.

RADM Powell is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Loretta Braxton Mitchell; sons William C. Powell and David A. Powell; grandsons Cameron Mitchell Powell and Lawson Maxwell Powell; niece LCDR Cecile R. Powell, USN Ret.; and the Scott-Lawson families. Burial is planned for June 3, 2019 at the U.S. Naval Academy, details to be announced.
NOTE: Memorial donations may be made to the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, online at:

Reference William's obituary.

Timothy Woodbury
USNA-AA Memorials

Diane B. COOPER, wife of Donald Cooper, 21st Company, passed away January 2, 2019. Along with her husband, Diane is survived by four children, Michael (wife Christy), Jane (husband Mark), Daniel (wife Laurie) and Julianne (husband Michael), eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A funeral mass in celebration will be held followed by inurnment. Services held at the United States Naval Academy Chapel on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a reception at the Naval Academy Club.
Donations in memory of Diane Cooper may be sent to: Class of 1959 Columbarium Fund USNA Foundation 274 Wood Road Annapolis, MD 21402.

Reference Diane's obituary.

Walt Szczypinski
18th Company

Edward E. (Ted) ALEXANDER passed away December 20 with his wife of 55 years, Ann, by his side. He’s also survived by his three sons, Edward, Bryan, and Bruce; one daughter-in-law, Paula; three grandchildren, Dane, Nathan, and Kathryn Ann; and one surviving sibling, his brother Frank.

Ted had a distinguished Naval career rising to the rank of Captain. He furthered his service to the community in the Vestry of St. John‘s Episcopal Church, McLean Citizens Association, American Legion Post #18, the Army Navy Country Club, the American Small Business Association, among other organizations.

A memorial service to honor Ted’s life will be held at Arlington National Cemetery with the date To-Be-Deterimed.

Reference Ted's obituary.

Timothy Woodbury
USNA Memorials

James (Jim) Vincent DUNN died Friday (4/5/2019) surrounded by his family after a long battle with COPD. Mr. Dunn is survived by his wife of 53 years, Florence A. Dunn, and two children: Theresa Dunn Boothe and Thomas Dunn. He also leaves behind one granddaughter, Gwendolyn Dunn. He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Dunn, and his children Sharon Dunn and Daniel Dunn.

A wake will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The funeral will be held at Church of the Ascension 4853 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 on Thursday, April 11. Visitation will be at 10:00 AM followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 AM with a reception following mass.

Reference Jim's obituary.

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