Greetings Fellow Members of the U.S.
NAVCOMMSTA Londonderry Alumni Association.
We welcomed the following new member since our
last News Bulletin:
John Mc Aleer, RM, 8/71 to 5/73.
Not a member yet, but we do have contact
information for: Richard 'Dick' Marchesani (YN, 64-66) at e-mail address:
The following members reported a change to
their E-mail addresses (Thanks for sending in the notice!):
Phillip 'Chief' Fusilier, CYN, 2/70 to 8/71.
Joyce McGowan Kent, wife of the late William
Kent, RM, 58-61, 64-67.
Thomas Pacileo USN(Ret), RM, 60 to 61.
Robert 'Zeke' Fazekas, RM, 6/65-1/67.
Mike Quinn USN(Ret), ET, 71 to 74.
John T. 'Jack' Flynn, ET, 5/61 to 11/62.
Aubrie 'Al' Hess USN(Ret), LT., 6/66 to 9/68.
Sero Startoni, GM, 11/43 to 8/44.
Also, new e-mail addresses for:
Derry Bride Joan Callan, Mrs. Thomas Pacileo,
RM, 60 to 61.
Derry Bride Jean McMonagle, Mrs. Larry Sink,
ET, 66 to 68.
Derry Bride Alice Struthers, Mrs. Robert 'Bob'
Gradisher, RM, 64 to 67.
Derry Girl Marie (Mc Nicholl) Alfieri.
Derry Girl Valerie (Perry) McAnally.
Newly INVALID e-mail Addresses - if you have a
new e-mail address for any of these members, please send it on to Jim
John 'Wally' Kowalik, ET, 11/66 to 6/68
Joseph 'Joe' Visco USN(Ret), RM, 12/63-6/65;
Thomas Beyer, RM, 73 to 77
Don Brotherton, RM, 65 to 68
James 'Jim' Pfister, RM, 10/67 to 6/69
Peter Banta USN(Ret), RM, 10/63 to 10/67
A.J. 'Tex' Holder, RM, 10/70 to 2/72
NOW photo of member John 'Jack' Butrovich
USN(Ret), Lt., 68 to 70, was added to the Members List.
Regarding the upcoming October 18-21, 2006,
"Circa 1960 Group Mini-Reunion" at the Holiday Inn Sunspree
Resort in Virginia Beach, Va. We received the following message from
reunion planner Len "Kaf" Kafer and his wife Paula which we'd
like to pass on to all members:
Hey there Shipmates and Best Buddies,
We are fast getting to the cutoff date with
the Holiday Inn for reservations for the 2006 Derry Mini Reunion If you
have plans to attend and stay at the hotel, please contact them within the
next few days. The cutoff date will be early in Oct, after that it will be
based on availability and the rate may not be available. So please contact
the hotel now. If you will not stay at the hotel, but will attend our
hospitality room and/or any of the events at the hotel, also please let us
know that, so we have an idea on how to allocate the costs per person for
each event. Thank you. We are sorry it is taking so long to finalize all
the events with the hotel and to get you the final costs. The hotel has
just hired a new events manager and this is the reason why it has been
delayed. However, we fully expect to have this info out to you this week.
Two years ago we had over 50 great people attend the Mini. Lets hope this
year we can increase the number Please remember, ALL ARE WELCOME, we have
a common thread with the Navy and Derry, and the rest is just all about
great Shipmates and Best Buddies getting together to swap sea-stories and
relive great old times that we were all part of. Even though Paula and I
cannot be there, our hearts will be there with each of you and we will
have very long faces that we will not be able to see all our dear friends
at this time… We do plan to be in Derry next year, and as we are now
living in Paris, if any of you plan to come through Paris anytime, please
let us know. We can be reached by e-mail or by cell on 1-920-216-3921. We
can find a great bottle of wine to swap sea-stories over ! ! ! ! ! Best
regards and may God Bless us all, Your friends, Paula and "Kaf"
Note: Additional information concerning this
reunion can be found in the REUNIONS section of the Alumni Association web
That's all for now.
All the best,
Jim "Sully" Sullivan, Vice-President
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