In Memorium

Another Fifth Friday has rolled around, and it’s time to remember seagoing cowboys who have recently passed from us.

Birkey, Robert “Bob” N., June 21, 2021, Bremen, Indiana. S. S. Woodstock Victory to Poland, June 7, 1946.

Dugan, William, September 26, 2020, formerly of Loomis, Washington. S. S. Clarksville Victory to Poland, December 2, 1945.

Fancher, John “Jick” T., June 14, 2021, Quincy, Washington. S. S. Clarksville Victory to Poland, December 2, 1945.

Frantz, Kenneth, May 29, 2021, North Manchester, Indiana. S. S. F. J. Luckenbach to Greece, June 22, 1945.

Hershberger, Roman E., July 5, 2021, Goshen, Indiana. S. S. Virginian to Poland, January 4, 1946.

Messner, Raymond Jacob, April 27, 2021, Muhlenberg, Pennsylvania. S. S. Beloit Victory to Czechoslovakia (docking in Bremen, Germany), June 8, 1946; S. S. Woodstock Victory to Poland, July 22, 1946.

Martin, John Richard, March 23, 2021, Harrisonburg, Virginia. S. S. Pass Christian Victory to Israel, November 1949. (Levinson Brothers shipment)

Metzler, Edgar J., May 12, 2021, Goshen, Indiana. S. S. Stephen R. Mallory to Poland, June 20, 1946.

Miller, Thomas H., May 13, 2021, Middlebury, Indiana. S. S. Plymouth Victory to Greece, February 13, 1947.

Schlabach, Theron F., May 13, 2021, Goshen, Indiana. S. S. Columbia Heights Victory to Israel, June 1951. (Levinson Brothers shipment)

Schmidt, Hartzel W., July 1, 2021, North Newton, Kansas. S. S. Morgantown Victory to Yugoslavia (docking in Trieste, Italy), December 2, 1946.

Rest in peace, dear seagoing friends.

 

In Memorium

It’s time on this Fifth Friday to remember the seagoing cowboys who have recently passed from this life.

Bradshaw, Melvin Joel, Sr., March 19, 2021, Lynchburg, Virginia. S. S. Carroll Victory to Poland, May 28, 1946.

Brant, John S., Jr., January 22, 2021, Dallastown, Pennsylvania. S. S. Gainesville Victory to Czechoslovakia (docking in Bremen, Germany), February 15, 1946.

Guyer, Paul, December 10, 2020, Altoona, Pennsylvania. S. S. Plymouth Victory to Poland, March 28, 1946; S. S. Lindenwood Victory to Yugoslavia (docking in Trieste, Italy), June 19, 1946; S. S. Lindenwood Victory to Yugoslavia (docking in Trieste, Italy), August 16, 1946; S. S. Santiago Iglesias to Poland, November 16, 1946.

Koerner, Orie M., April 19, 2021, Goshen, Indiana. S. S. Earlham Victory to Poland, November 2, 1946.

Kropf, Wilbur David, April 23, 2021, Halsey, Oregon. S. S. Bucknell Victory to Greece, September 30, 1946.

Rest in peace dear seagoing friends.

In Memorium

As this Fifth Friday rolls around, it’s time to once again recognize the seagoing cowboys who have recently passed from this earthly world.

Bankston, L. Miller, February 3, 2020, Laurel, Mississippi. S. S. Hattiesburg Victory to Greece, July 22, 1946.

Eldridge, John J., December 15, 2020, Goshen, Indiana. S. S. Queens Victory to Poland, September 4, 1946.

Hollenberg, Edward L., October 19, 2020, Goshen, Indiana. S. S. F. J. Luckenbach to Greece, June 24, 1945.

Kent, Marshall, January, 2021 (day unknown), Napa, California. S. S. Park Victory to Yugoslavia (docking in Trieste, Italy), October 26, 1945; S. S. Park Victory to Poland, December 23, 1945; S. S. Cedar Rapids Victory to Poland, March 30, 1946; S. S. Mount Whitney to Poland, August 31, 1946; S. S. Hattiesburg Victory to Poland, February 4, 1947.

Pellman, William R., October 28, 2020, Lititz, Pennsylvania. S. S. Mexican to Poland, November 8, 1945; S. S. Mount Whitney to Poland, November 30, 1946.

Ringenberg, Ralph, December 19, 2020, Elkhart, Indiana. S. S. Harvard Victory to Yugoslavia (docking in Trieste, Italy), November 22, 1946.

Rink, Fred, Jr., December 9, 2020, Millersburg, Indiana. S. S. Carroll Victory to Poland, February 16, 1946.

Troxell, Richard H., Jr., December 20, 2020, Williamsport, Maryland. S. S. Cyrus W. Fields to Czechoslovakia (docking in Germany), August 22, 1946.

Weaver, David M., January 8, 2021, Lititz, Pennsylvania. S. S. F. J. Luckenbach to Poland, January 15, 1946.

Whitmore, Eugene R., November 14, 2020, Roanoke, Virginia. S. S. Queens Victory to Poland, September 4, 1946.

Rest in peace, dear seagoing friends.

In Memorium

On this 5th Friday, it’s time to once again remember seagoing cowboys who have departed from us.

Bomberger, Luke R., August 15, 2020, Lititz, Pennsylvania. S. S. Charles Wooster to Greece, August 15, 1945; S. S. Mexican to Poland, November 8, 1945; S. S. Norwalk Victory to Yugoslavia (docking in Trieste, Italy), February 13, 1946; S. S. Gainesville Victory to Poland, April 17, 1946; S. S. Beloit Victory to Czechoslovakia (docking in Bremen, Germany), June 8, 1946; S. S. Mount Whitney to Poland, July 29, 1946; S. S. Mount Whitney to Poland, August 31, 1946; S. S. Attleboro Victory to Greece, December 5, 1946; S. S. Boulder Victory to China, February 22, 1947.

Buckwalter, Jr., J. Quentin, August 18, 2020, Manheim, Pennsylvania. S. S. Park Victory to Yugoslavia (docking in Trieste, Italy), October 26, 1945.

Horton, Donald C., August 4, 2020, Chickasha, Oklahoma. S. S. Spartanburg Victory to Poland, June 6, 1946; S. S. Boulder Victory to Greece, July 25, 1946.

Karp, Arthur Louis, April 6, 2020, Walnut Creek, California. S. S. John L. McCarley to Poland, July 2, 1946.

Meyer, Albert J., July 31, 2020, Goshen, Indiana. S. S. Stephen R. Mallory to Poland, June 20, 1946.

Oswalt, Dallas Leon, August 14, 2020, Charlotte, North Carolina. S. S. Mexican to Yugoslavia (docking in Trieste, Italy), June 26, 1945.

Rush, Richard G., September 6, 2020, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. S. S. Virginian to Poland, January 4, 1946.

Shenk, Paul Eugene, August 1, 2020, Newport News, Virginia. S. S. Mount Whitney to Poland, August 31, 1946.

Sprout, Richard E., September 16, 2020, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. S. S. Pass Christian Victory to Poland, November 22, 1946.

Stoltzfus, Christian P., October 20, 2020, Goshen, Indiana. Heifer Project shipment to Germany, July 30, 1952.

Struchen, Donald Edward, June 28, 2020, New York, New York. S. S. Carroll Victory to Yugoslavia (docking in Trieste, Italy), July 20, 1946.

Ulrich, Kenneth E., August 21, 2020, Eureka, Illinois. S. S. Norwalk Victory to Poland, January 9, 1947.

Weber, Elvin N., November 13, 2018. S. S. Columbia Heights Victory to Israel, June 1951 (a Levinson Brothers shipment).

Rest in peace, dear seagoing friends.

 

In Memorium

This Fifth Friday, we again pay tribute to the seagoing cowboys who have recently passed from us.

Forney, G. Burnell, May 27, 2020, Manheim, Pennsylvania. S. S. Mexican to Poland, October 1, 1946.

Keeney, Mark Ray, April 12, 2020, Boulder, Colorado. S. S. Mount Whitney to Poland, January 24, 1947.

Nafziger, Glen William, May 27, 2020, Archbold, Ohio. S. S. Morgantown Victory to Poland, December 11, 1945; S. S. Norwalk Victory to Poland, January 9, 1947.

Reiste, Richard H., May 30, 2020, Minburn, Iowa. S. S. Lindenwood Victory to Yugoslavia (docking in Trieste, Italy), August 16, 1946; S. S. Lindenwood Victory to China and New Zealand, December 19, 1946.

Shike, Charles Wesley, circa June 23, 2020, Bronx, New York. S. S. Plymouth Victory to Poland, March 28, 1946; S. S. Pass Christian Victory to Poland, May 10, 1946; S. S. Gainsville Victory to Poland, July 24, 1946 (foreman).

Rest in peace, dear seagoing friends.

In Memorium

On this 5th Friday, it’s time to once again remember seagoing cowboys who have departed from us.

Bender, Byron W., January 4, 2020, Honolulu, Hawaii. S. S. Stephen R. Mallory to Poland, June 20, 1946.

Graham, Charles R., October 2019, Aurora, Colorado. S. S. Rock Springs Victory to Ethiopia, March 12, 1947.

Longenecker, William W. “Bill”, December 9, 2019, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. S. S. South Bend Victory to Greece, December 4, 1946.

Rhodes, Luke C., May 23, 2016, Dalton, Ohio. S. S. Carroll Victory to Greece, November 5, 1946.

Rumble, Paul, September 28, 2019, Modesto, California. S. S. Michael James Monohan to Czechoslovakia (docking in Bremen, Germany), January 4, 1946.

Smucker, Leonard Leroy, November 28, 2019, Ashland, Oregon. S. S. Stephen R. Mallory to Poland, June 20, 1946.

Zimmerman, William A., July 16, 2017, Sunbury, Pennsylvania. S. S. Virginian to Poland, June 27, 1946.

Rest in peace, dear seagoing friends.

In Memorium

On this Fifth Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, I pause to give thanks for these seagoing cowboys who have recently departed from us.

Arnold, Bill, November 5, 2019, Auburn, IN. S. S. Pierre Victory to Poland, September 30, 1946.

Donohoe, John Coughlin, September 17, 2019, Altamonte Spring, FL. S. S. Virginian to Poland, June 27, 1946.

Epp, Robert O., August 27, 2019, Henderson, NE. S. S. Clarksville Victory to Poland, December 12, 1945.

Gingrich, Walter C., September 21, 2019, Wilmington, DE. Queens Victory to Czechoslovakia (docking in Bremen, Germany), June 9, 1946; S. S. Cedar Rapids Victory to Yugoslavia (docking in Trieste, Italy, July 10, 1946.

Horst, John Landis, November 25, 2019, Ephrata, PA. Four trips in CPS Reserve, all for Czechoslovakia, docking in Bremen, Germany. S. S. Samuel H. Walker, May 25, 1946; S. S. Frederic C. Howe, July 11, 1946; S. S. Zona Gale, August 30, 1946; S. S. John J. Crittenden, November 22, 1946.

Miller, George Wayne “Mose,” August 16, 2019, Martinsburg, PA. S. S. Santiago Iglesias to Poland, November 16, 1946.

Overholt, Darwin, October 24, 2019, Doylestown, PA. S. S. Villanova Victory to Greece, July 22, 1946.

Petersheim, LeRoy Kurtz, September 2, 2019, Lititz, PA. S. S. Clarksville Victory to Greece, February 24, 1946.

Rohrer, Earl W., October 9, 2019, Manheim, PA. S. S. Queens Victory to Greece, December 15, 1946.

Shively, Ralph Leland, September 19, 2019, Bridgewater, VA. S. S. Park Victory to Greece, March 8, 1946.

Witmer, Ralph A., August 20, 2019, Salem, OH. S. S. Beloit Victory to Poland, November 27, 1946.

Rest in peace, dear seagoing friends.

In Memorium

It’s a fifth Friday, and time to once again remember seagoing cowboys who have recently passed from us.

Beach, Weldon Leroy, June 21, 2019, Leonard, Missouri. S. S. F. J. Luckenbach to Poland, July 8, 1946.

Bontrager, Willard L., February 26, 2019, Kalkaska, Michigan. S. S. Mexican to Poland, November 8, 1945; S. S. Morgantown Victory to Yugoslavia (via Trieste, Italy), December 2, 1946.

Cline, Sr., Charles Monroe, January 3, 2019, Mt. Sidney, Virginia. S. S. Alcee Fortier to Greece, November 1, 1945.

Goering, Lloyd V., April 2, 2018, Moundridge, Kansas. S. S. Robert W. Hart to Yugoslavia (via Trieste, Italy), April 25, 1946.

Landis, Benjamin Snavely, June 4, 2019, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. S. S. Beloit Victory to Poland, November 27, 1946.

Lehman, David G., June 2, 2019, Goshen, Indiana. S. S. Rockland Victory to Poland, November 21, 1945.

Miller, Paul J., October 24, 2018, Shipshewana, Indiana. S. S. Samuel H. Walker to Greece, December 15, 1945.

Sawatsky, Reynold, April 1, 2019, Goshen, Indiana. S. S. Yugoslavia Victory to Poland, June 2, 1946.

Rest in peace, dear seagoing friends.

IN MEMORIUM

Remembering seagoing cowboys who are no longer with us on this Fifth Friday of May 2019.

Miller, Jr., Owen, May 21, 2019, Goshen, Indiana. S. S. Pass Christian Victory to Israel, 1952 (a Levinson Brothers shipment).

Byer, Burnel “Bunnie” Bolyard, May 20, 2017, Libby, Montana. S. S. Queens Victory to Czechoslovakia via Germany, June 29, 1946.

Daggett, Walter Wayne, March 10, 2019, Bridgewater, Virginia. Heifer Project shipment to West Germany, December 7, 1956.

Ramseyer, Floyd “Fred,” March 31, 2019, Orrville, Ohio. S. S. Park Victory to Poland, December 23, 1945.

Rest in peace, dear seagoing friends.

In Memorium

It’s a Fifth Friday again and time for an update on seagoing cowboys who have departed from us.

Flora, David Eller, November 5, 2018, Bridgewater, VA. S. S. Harvard Victory to Poland February 22, 1946; S. S. Lindenwood Victory to Yugoslavia via Italy, March 26, 1946; S. S. Pierre Victory to Poland, May 15, 1946.

Hartman, Neil Harmon, February 6, 2018, Medford, New Jersey. S. S. Woodstock Victory to Poland, March 3, 1946; S. S. Virginian to Czechoslovakia via W. Germany, April 11, 1946; S. S. Michael James Monohan to Poland, July 1, 1946 (supervisor);
S. S. Yugoslavia Victory to Poland, August 21, 1946 (supervisor); S. S. Harvard Victory to Yugoslavia via Italy, November 22, 1946 (supervisor); S. S. Woodstock Victory to Greece, December 27, 1946 (supervisor); S. S. Plymouth Victory to China, March 28, 1947.

Hooley, Wesley Walter, February 8, 2019, Indian Cove, Idaho. S. S. Morgantown Victory to Poland, December 11, 1945.

Knechel, Winfield D., December 20, 2018, Allentown, PA. S. S. John J. Crittenden to Poland, March 6, 1946.

Paugstat, Harry, March 29, 2018, Apple Valley, CA. S. S. Wesley W. Barrett to Poland, June 12, 1946; S. S. Wesley W. Barrett to Poland, July 21, 1946.

Richey, George W., February 4, 2019, Norwich, Ohio. S. S. Beloit Victory to Czechoslovakia via W. Germany, June 26, 1946; S. S. DePauw Victory to Greece, August 6, 1946.

Robertson, Jesse Davis, March 8, 2018, Bridgewater, VA. S. S. Samuel H. Walker to Yugoslavia via Italy; August 27, 1945.

Schmidt, Alvin T., December 31, 2018, North Newton, Kansas. S. S. John J. Crittenden to Yugoslavia via Italy, November 28, 1945.

Clarence Stutzman, November 19, 2018, Wooster, Ohio. S. S. Virginian to Poland, January 4, 1946.

Rest in peace, dear seagoing friends.