CLASS OF 1963
Pres: CAPT W. Spencer Johnson IV, USN (Ret.)
Sec'y: Michael H. Shelley
27 Cambridge DR, Brevard, NC 28712
h: 828-506-2201 e: email@example.com
Web site: http://www.usna63.org.
Thomas R. Green passed away on 9 May 2022. His widow, Donna, can be contacted at 2413 Craghead Lane, Knoxville, TN 37920.
Drake C. Hawkins died on 19 May 2022. Drake's widow, Joanne, can be contacted at 16061 Avenida Venusto, San Diego, CA 92128-3222.
Donald L. Reeves passed away on 22 June 2022. Don's widow, Louise, can be contacted at 1925 Clifford St, Apt 701, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3257.
John G. "Wink" Wilkinson died on 22 May. His companion, Carol Davisson, can be contacted at 717 Maiden Choice Lane, Apt. ST120, Catonsville, MD 21228.
Jim Ring submitted this photo of classmates and ladies taken this June at the Naval Academy columbarium following the inurnment ceremony for their 16th Companymate, Jack Dranttel. Pictured (L-R) are Erwin and Kathy Storz, Edna and Cliff Barney, Jack Fischer, Mary Jo Dranttel, Rich Weidman, Sandy Mullen (Mike Mullen's widow), and Jim and Kate Ring .
|At the USNA columbarium|
After a 10-year dating period, Dawn Leeds and I were married on May 18th. The small ceremony was performed at a former neighbor’s house in Sandpoint, Idaho. Officiating was the former neighbor who is a friend and District Judge. The next day, we began moving from our house in the Idaho Club near Sandpoint to another house in the Idaho Club, about a half mile away as the crow flies. We needed to upsize. At the rate we are progressing, we should be fully moved in by Thanksgiving! A short move is more difficult than a long one!
The marriage ceremony for Ken Sanger and Dawn Leeds
Dawn and Ken
I am living in a very friendly independent living facility called Ingleside at King Farm with the love of my life, Caroline Jane Turner. I have known Caroline for a little over 10 years. We met, of all places, on Match.com, which does work! We lived our first 9-plus years in her home in Garrett Park, MD, and moved to Ingleside about seven months ago. We are both in quite good health for our age. We chose to move while in good health rather than wait until we "had" to move. They take good care of us here, with a comfortable apartment, excellent dining, lots of activities, and a very pleasant group of about 500 residents. We still do a lot of things outside of Ingleside, such as our Sunday Date Night dinner and exploring the neighborhood on my morning walks (every day!).
Nick Sim and Caroline Turner
I have not written to Shipmate in years, and I think a brief update is in order. I have graduate degrees from the University of Delaware, one in Mechanical Engineering and one in Business Administration. But I will for sure be rooting for Navy and not the Blue Hens in their football contest this September. I share Navy football season tickets with Bob Bennett and Bill Witcraft .
Here is a photo from the University of Washington June 10 NROTC commissioning ceremony for 21 graduates. The photo shows three generations of Navy guys: Edward Wills USNA '93, Trevor Wills UW '22 and Ronald Wills USNA '63. Trevor received his BS in Mechanical Engineering Sunday June 12. He is headed to Pensacola in the fall. If successful, we will have a submariner (Ed), a tin can sailor (Ron), and an aviator (Trevor) in the family.
Three generations of the Wills family
We just had another 14th Company Zoom meeting. We started this several years ago when Don Palen introduced these meetings. We now do 5-6 sessions per year and usually have 9-10 classmates in attendance. As you can see, we actually have a couple of classmates with hair. Seen in this screenshot are left to right, top to bottom: Merrill Dorman, Jim Lasswell, Larry Atkinson, Jim Fisher, Andy Curtin, Chuck O'Leary, Ed Brady, "Scotty" Scott, Tony Isger, and Dave Moore
14th Company Zoom meeting in late May