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At random: Three wives of Presidents of the United States have sponsored submarines. Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower christened the USS NAUTILUS, Mrs. John F. Kennedy christened the USS LAFAYETTE and Mrs. Hillary Clinton christened the USS Columbia SSN771 in 1995.
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Posted 2018-09-13 5:06 PM (#90203)

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Subject: Thursday Obits

SCHULDT, Ronald Earle, was born July 21, 1943, to AnnaBelle Jorgensen Schuldt and Robert Schuldt in Mitchell/Chamberlin, South Dakota. Ron attended the Mitchell schools and graduated from high school in 1961. During the summers, he stayed with his grandparents on their farm. He rode horseback out in the pasture, pulling cattle stuck in the mud holes and carrying a long bullwhip to snap off their heads and kill the rattlesnakes that were plentiful in the fields of the pasture. After high school, he signed up with the Navy and left for boot camp. Not long after that, he met and married a young lady from Milwaukee. They were blessed with three children, Tom, Tammy and Debbie. During this time, he was assigned to nuclear training school. After finishing top in his class, he was sent to submarine school. He finished this training and was sent to a nuclear submarine, the US. James Polk, where he spent the remaining years of his duty. During these years, his sub was sent to Vietnam waters during the conflict. The sub was sent to locate the sub Thresher that disappeared in Norwegian waters. It was found at the bottom of the sea too deep to be raised. The sub also went to Antarctica, where they were T-boned by a Russian sub that sank with all men aboard. Lastly, his sub was sent to the Bay of Pigs incident off Cuba. This was the closest situation to war the US had to face in the '60s. Ron's sub had to help circle the Russian subs, so they could not get into battle position. They finally went back to Russia. This was during the presidency of John F. Kennedy. Ron was called to go home to take care of his family. His wife was struggling with the children. He went home, but he ended up losing his career and his family. He wasn't able to find a job running an atomic power plant, so he changed gears and went to work as a design engineer for commercial water sprinklers. He was well-known and ended up in Hawaii doing some jobs there. During this time, he drove racecars and became an outstanding bowler. He traveled the country going to tournaments, enjoying the places the competition. In 1999, he met his current wife, Jeanne, and they married in 2001. Ron began having health problems. Doctors removed his prostate but didn't get all the cancer. A few years later, he was diagnosed with dementia, and it was a downhill struggle from then on. It ended the day of Aug. 10 at 11;15 a.m. with his wife at his side. Ron lived a legacy of a gentle intelligent, stubborn and committed man. One who raced cars, loved animals, one who served his country willingly, one who hated to mow lawns and who adored his four cats he got for his wife. He didn't like being in the limelight, so he stayed in the background. He had a dry sense of humor. He will be missed greatly. Published in Brighton Standard Blade on Sept. 12, 2018

BAACK, Maxie Frederick, was born on November 22, 1929 and passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Maxie was a resident of Reno, Texas at the time of passing. He was a retired employee of Campbell Soup and served in the US Navy, on a submarine, during the Korean Conflict.

ROSE, David Arlo, was born on February 7, 1939 and passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. David was a resident of Frederick, Maryland at the time of passing. He graduated from Mount Clemens High School in Michigan and went on to enlist in the United States Navy in 1957 served until 1966. He worked in submarine service, serving aboard the USS Barbel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jill & Dave's memory to Phelps Hospice, 701 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591.

VESTUTI, Emil J. "Moe", 94, of Middletown, passed away on September 4, 2018 in Middlesex Hospital. Moe was born in New Haven on October 29, 1923, son of the late John and Antoinette D'Elia Vestuti. Moe served his country faithfully in the Navy during WW II. Prior to his retirement in 1971 Moe worked in the fire control department for the US Navy. Moe Vestuti was a career Navy and submariner. He was a D-Day survivor, serving as a gunner on the destroyer USS Corry (DD-463) which was the lead ship at Utah Beach June 6, 1944 Normandy, France. The ship was the first American destroyer sunk in the invasion. The survivors kept in touch and remained close. Husband of the late Rose Rubino Vestuti; ; father of Annette (Peter) Vetre of Hamden, Carrie (Peter) DiPietro of Apex, NC, Phyllis Ann (Thomas Hayes) Vestuti of Cromwell and Donna Vestuti of New York; grandfather of Alexis (Jonathan) Harris, Nicholas (Emily) DiPietro and Derek DiPietro; great-grandfather of Ava Rose Harris and Wyatt Redding DiPietro; brother of the late Phyllis Nastri, Rose Cappiello, Gloria Vestuti and Rae Donroe. Relatives and friends are invited to A Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 10 Elm St. Middletown, CT on SATURDAY September 15, 2018 at 11:00. Military Honors will be held immediately following Mass. Interment will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. THERE WILL BE NO CALLING HOURS. Arrangements in care of the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 234 Foxon Rd., (Rte. 80) East Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to the US Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20004, Attn. Lesley Rubinger. Sign Moe's guest book online at Published in Middletown Press on Sept. 13, 2018

Posted 2018-09-13 5:32 PM (#90204 - in reply to #90203)


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Location: Kansas City Missouri
Subject: RE: Thursday Obits

I'm guessing Ron was a great teller of tales,
Posted 2018-09-13 5:48 PM (#90205 - in reply to #90203)


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Location: Upper lefthand corner of the map.
Subject: RE: Thursday Obits

SCHULDT, Ronald Earle: I was at EB in 1965 and 66 when the Polk was being built. The Bay of pigs happened in 1962. Cochino went down in Norwegian waters in 1947 and Thresher was at least 3 year before Polk was finished. I'm sure the guy was a great story teller but not finding much that isn't "sea story" in this Obit!
Holland Club
Posted 2018-09-14 7:58 AM (#90207 - in reply to #90205)

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Posts: 2027

Location: East Coast of Wisconsin
Subject: RE: Thursday Obits

Wonder who did write the obit. Apparently used recollections of bits and pieces of stories related over time. Sounds like our shipmate rode more than one boat and the author didn't include that.
Anyway, do RIP, Mate

Edited by Holland Club 2018-09-14 9:20 PM
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