In Memoriam

     

And our fondest memories are of each other

The worst part of growing older is not getting sick and disabled yourself;
it is losing the people you care about.

Before leaving our site, why not take a moment to reflect quietly upon the memories  pressed between the pages of our minds  of these departed classmates, fallen Sailors and friends whom we remember both collectively and individually, some of whom may have been part of our class for only a short time (and, thus, did not graduate with us), some of whom may have been among your closest and dearest friends at some time in the near or distant past, some of whom you may have barely known, many of whom you haven't seen since 1960 or even earlier  and sadly, none of whom will you ever see again.

  

 Our memories may be fading a bit but we remember them.
Some were very popular, and some were not,
Many have not been seen nor heard from since 1960,
 All are gone too soon, but they are yet a part of us,
And
we remember them.

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, we remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them.

At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them.
At the shining of the sun and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.
At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them.
At the beginning of the year and at its end, we remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us,
as we remember them.

When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them.
When we have joy we crave to share, we remember them.
When we have decisions that are difficult to make,
we remember them.
When we have achievements that are based on theirs, we remember them.

As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us,
as we remember them.

Adapted from a Jewish poem written in the 1960s by Rabbis Sylvan Kamens and Jack
Reimer and commonly recited during memorial services on Yom Kippur and other holidays.

 

Run your cursor over a classmate's name on the monument, below. If  the cursor changes from an arrow to a finger pointing, you can click on the name for a special memorial page containing information about that person.

If you would like to submit material for a special memorial page for any departed classmates, or to report any memorial omissions you know about, please write me.

  
Names to be added to monument graphic below:
    Tom castoldi             
  
   Rosemary  de lucia 
 Charles LoCascio    
  Steven Mendelow     
 Linda Solomon          

Number known deceased: 97
Last updated:
February 5, 2017
 
      
   

      

The list of losses among our dear old friends continues to grow as we grow older, and it keeps telling us how important it is to maintain close touch with those people whom we have loved and with whom we share sweet old memories. New memories with the same people can be ever so much sweeter. Call or write  and visit with an old friend now!

Click on the Brownie at left to view the memorial Spindrift photo album.
    

 

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