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Updated Feb 05, 2017
KANE, Ed BMC (SN 70-decom ) Massachusetts [R]
Great ship. had a lot of great times in New Foundland, Barbados, Trinidad,
and Puerto Rico.
Got busted because we ran over a bouy while I was on Bridge Lookout.
Got busted again for assulting Ensign Markeepoo Ships. Retired in
August of 2000 after 30 years as a BMC.
KAYE, Gerard (? ?) Arizona
KEARNEY, Jared M. ( EN1 54-56 ) Texas
Crossed over the Bar 2003
Updated Mar. 11, 2006
My father died 3 years ago. He would have loved getting together
with all the men of the Rockaway. They were some of his proudest days.
He lived a great life with his wife Jean Kearney and their five children.
Dad never moved far from the Ocean. He loved boating and sailing all of his life.
Jared M Kearney Jr.
If anyone has any pictures of him...we would love to get copies.
KEELY, Tim (? ?) New Jersey
KELLY, Bill ( EN3 70-decom ) Pennsylvania
Went aboard the Rockaway just out of EN"A" school. I served in B-2 engineroom
and made trips to Newfoundland, Trinidad, Barbados and a few other places.
I was on the decom crew and have many happy memories of being aboard.
Looking for Cliff Manz (snake)
KELLY, Joe ( YN2 67-69 ) NJ now GA
Updated Feb 04, 2016
Thanks to Rick Wickman for chasing me down
Panama, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, Liberia, Angola, and the Ivory Coast all in 13 months. And a couple of SARs too.
KENDALL, Donovan ( GM2 66-68 ) Oregon
KENNEDY, Tom ( BM2 59-63 ) ?
I REMEMBER LEE GLAVIN,TIM LEARY BM,AND FRANK CARLSON WHO I EMAIL QUITE
A BIT.HOW A BOUT JOE [ZORRO]SORETH DC,GREAT PAGE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
KING, William ( GM1, 51-52, 54-56 ) New Mexico
I was on the Rockaway in 1950 when we lost Captain Hinnant and remember
seeing his daughter when she visited the Rockaway before we went out on that
weather patrol. I would like to tell her that her father had to go over the fantail
to free up the screws because of the storm coming up. He was one of the finest men
I have ever known.
I was transferred to the CGC Gentian in 1952, then returned to the Rockaway in 1953
to 1955. I made the 1954 Cadet Cruise and was aboard when Hurricane Diane forced us
to abandon the British Freighter Wychwood.
I had 6 years in the regulars and 10 years in the reserves. I now make "Jesus Knot Boards"
with the skills I learned in the Coast Guard. So far I have made over 1,151 boards and over
100 hang in 33 Foreign Countries. You can see one on my web site (below). I would also like
to make a few Rockaway Boards for my old shipmates. I hope you'll get back to me.
KINSELLA, Michael G. ( ETN3 1969 ) NE
KIPKOWSKI, Russell J (Barbara)
( CWO 1964 Ret) Illinois
Updated Jun 19, 2007
Crossed over the Bar Jul 26, 2014
Born: Aug. 15, 1938; in Chicago, IL
Died: July 26, 2014; in Barrington, IL
Russell J. Kipkowski, age 75, of Spring Grove, passed away Saturday evening July 26, 2014, in Barrington, Illinois.
He was born August 15, 1938, at Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago to Roman and Ladislava "Lottie" (Shronkowski) Kipkowski, both Polish immigrants from Warsaw, Poland. Russell, his parents and older sister Hermina "Mickey" resided in Norwood Park, both children attended Onahan Elementary and Taft High Schools.
At the age of 17, Russell joined the United States Navy, training at the United States Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois.
He married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Joanne Borucki, on November 23, 1959, at St. Thecla Church in Chicago. Following their marriage, Russell and Barbara set off on a world-wide journey of travel to distant places while he proudly served in the United States Coast Guard for the next 20 years. His various stations ranged from Juneau, Alaska to the South Pole, San Francisco to Hawaii, Vietnam to Marathon, Florida.
As a United States Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer, his duties consisted of working closely with the U.S. Customs and Drug Enforcement Agency, as well as conducting specialized training in Search and Rescue and Maritime Law Enforcement. Although Russell sailed on many ships throughout his career, it was the USS Rockaway and her crew that earned a special place in his heart. Decorated with numerous honors and awards, including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, Russell retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in Seattle, Washington.
Never one to be without a challenge, Russell pursued his passion with a career in Law Enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff for 19 years in the King County Sheriff's Department in Washington State. After residing in Venice, Florida for a short period of time, Russell and Barbara moved to Spring Grove, Illinois to be closer to family and granddaughters, Sheridan and Bergen. Russell achieved his lifelong dream by serving as a Marine Patrol Officer on the Chain O' Lakes for the McHenry County Sheriff's Office. He was also a member of the McHenry Masonic Lodge, the Tebala Shriners and Medina Shriners organizations, actively participating in parades around the area as a "Genie" on his Magic Carpet.
Russell is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, his adult children, Natalie (Robert) Duma and John Kipkowski; granddaughters Sheridan and Bergen; sister Hermina "Mickey" (Hank) Sasse; sister-in-law Darlene (the late Hank) Seligmann; brothers-in-law Gerald Borucki and George (MaryAnn) Borucki; many nieces and nephews and his beloved Jack Russell rescue dog, Snickers.
He was preceded in death by his parents Roman and "Lottie" Kipkowski; brother-in-law Hank Seligmann and nephew Kenneth Seligmann.
A Memorial service in Russell's honor will be offered to friends and family Friday, August 1, 2014, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory located at 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The Masonic funeral right will take place at 7:30p.m. Inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Russell's memory be honored through a donation to a charity of one's choice or participating in a Random Act of Kindness for those inspired...
For information call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visitwww.justenfh.com where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.
Published in the Northwest Herald on July 29, 2014
KJELLIN, Nels O (Nancy)
( GM2 62-66 ) Washington
Updated Jun 04, 2015
Missed the reunion but most definitly be there for the next one....great memories...
I left my heart in the Bay Cafe..many times.
Any old shipmates pass Seattle give me a shout.
KLEYLA, Paul ( HM3 68-70 ) NC
KOIVISTO, John (Wahoo) ( Boats 62-65 ) Wisconsin
Hello to all the guys in the rat pack!! Let me know what youve been
up to and look me up if your in town. If there is a reunion coming,
I would like to know when.
This is my sons e-mail address, he will foreward/ send the mail to me.
KORCH, Bill ( BT3 66-69 ) CA
KOSHT, Dave ( ET3 63-65 ) MI
Updated May 16, 2006
Great times aboard and ashore...GITMO,OC bravo,charlie,delta,
echo,bermuda standbys,cadet cruise thru canal..would like to
hear from mates including louie d,jeff r and any others...
currently live with wife on our sailboat most winters..many
cruises to baha
KOWALL, Karl J ( DC1 52-53 ) California
KOZERSKI Sr. John R (? ?) New York
Updated Jun 19, 2007
KRACKE, Gerard ( CS2 68-70 ) New York
KRAUSE, Gene ( BT3 52-55 ) Wisconsin
Updated May 23, 2009
Enjoyed my time onboard, especially when I had jobs that did not require standing
watch when on patrol such as in charge of the paint locker and later as the water and oil king.
KREJCIK, William F ( EN2 mid 60's )
Updated Jul 18, 2006
I was on the Rockaway as a reserve. I had a great experience and have not forgotten it.
KROETSCH, Jim GMCM ( GM1 54 ) New Mexico
Served 1949 to 1976. The summer cruise was great, ports of call were
Santander,Sp -Copenhagen, Dn - Amsterdam, Ho - with short stop in Bremmerhaven, Gr.
KUHSTOSS, Barry ( SK3 68-70 ) Virginia
KUHSTOSS, Blynn ( SN 68-70 ) Maryland
LaMOUNTAIN, Gary ( SN 68-70 ) West Virginia [R]
LAESSER, Kenneth T ( EMCS 67-70 ) ?
Updated Jan 30, 2009
See a lot of names that was aboard during my tour. Went from Rockaway
to Westwind for another great tour of sea duty .
LAISHLEY, Thomas C. ( FNEM 69 ) WV
Updated Apr 03, 2010
I have a question:
The VA hospital has been treating me for a neck injury. The doctors say it is from a long time ago.
The VA regional office asked me if was service related. I said I did not know. Are there ship medical
records from 1969. I know I had a hand injury and was stitched up for that on ship. I am getting
10% for Tinnitus. My lungs show interstitial disease in both lungs but the VA says there is no basis
to show it aggravated or caused by service. I lost my hair 4 months from discharge. Is anyone else in my boat?
LANDRY, Phillip ( SNYN 60 ) Texas
Many memories of her. Especially of going fishing in Gitmo and someone
fired a shot over the outboard board we were in. Man at the pier said the
Cubans did that to scare people. He was right...I was scared.
Remember the Hatuey beer in the white hat club and the German Destroyer
that was there while we were. Still have a few pictures of that era.
LANDSBERG, John (Carol)
( SN 55-56 ) Michigan
Updated Jun 19, 2007
( SNA, SN1, BM3 51-54 ) Missouri
Updated Oct 24, 2009
Assigned to the Rock straight out of Boot camp. Did 12 weather patrols,
1952 Scotland, 1953 Long & Short Cadet Cruises. Was MA for about 1 yr.,538 crew 18 mo.
Served on deck with J.P Morrisey, George Charlock, Dillard, and James Andersen.
There were about 6 men from Co.K-11 Boot Camp assigned to the Rock the same time w/ me.
LAURI, Frank (Rose)
( QM2 54-58 ) New York
Updated Jul 12, 2010
Private in Army National Guard 195254
QM2 aboard USCGC Rockaway July 1954-58
Married Rose in February 1958
Now have 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Security Guard at Griffiss Air Force Base
among various other employments during early marriage.
Employed 26 years with New York State Department of Mental Disabilities
Retired in 1991 to live in New York from mid-May thru October
and in Arizona during the winter.
LEACH, Gilbert B "Gil" ( 52-53 ) NY
Updated May 23, 2009
"Escorting the Bark Eagle"
See Scrapbook (1952-1953 Leach) for a great story
LeBEAU, Fredric A ( ET2 56-58 ) Ohio
ET's aboard the ROCKAWAY while I was there:
Eastman ETC, Nelson ETC, Kelly ET1, Clark ET3or2, Stotts(?)ET3or2,
Hamende ET3/2, Gilligan ET3/AT3, Jenulevitch ET3, Machado ET3, plus
at least two more whose names I can't remember.
I enjoyed my tour of duty on the ROCKAWAY - most of it anyway - which
included six weather patrols and two Bermuda Standbys. This is a great
website. It has brought back a lot of warm memories. I look forward to
seeing you at the reunion.
LEBEL, Ronald E (QM2 62-66 )
Updated Jan 01, 2008
Looking over the website and remembering the past,63 and 65 Cadet cruises.
Good memories of Norway and the Azores. LCDR Cadigan, Albright, Dave Johnson,
Hoppy Cassidy and many more. Would love to see some pictures of the Smith Voyager.
LEH, Carl E. ( EM3 49-50 1st CG crew ) Pennsylvania
I was on the first crew of the Rockaway. Reported aboard in 1949, right
after she was re-commissioned on Christmas 1948.
Does anyone remember when we got rammed and a banana boat came to our rescue?
Great ship, great crew!
LEO, Chester ( FN 68-70 ) NY
LERCH, Jack ( SN 67-68 ) MN
LEVINE, Alan ( RD3 57-59 ) NJ
Updated Dec 09, 2007
need home phone # john molfetta have his e-mail need home # served together 1957-1959 w-377 rockaway
LEVINE, L.D. "Larry" ( LTJG 54-57 ) Illinois
Hi to many faces and names that are still fresh in my memory when
I reviewed the web pages.
Great web site, brought back many memories. Who started it and who's
box of pix? I have mostly movies but also some pix and will go through
them for some relative shots.
LEZOUSKY, John ( EM3 58-59 ) PA
Went thru a number 9 sea in north
Atlantic & sustained damage to forecastle. Went to Baltimore for repairs.
Also 3 month cadet cruise.
LINDGREN, William G (? ?) Illinois
Updated Jan 13, 2007
Crossed over the Bar January 2007
(Will be honored at our next reunion)
LINEBERGER, Jim ( EN3 71-72 ) New Jersey
THE DAY I REPORTED ABOARD I SAT ON YANKEE PIER AND WATCHED HER HIT THE
SEAWALL AND TEAR UP HER PORT SCREW. DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE SWIMMING POOL
ON THE O1 DECK AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PR,TRINIDAD,AND BARBADOES CRUISE?
OR THE EGG FIGHT THE DAY BEFORE WE SHELLBACKED? W.T.ADAMS AND THEN RALPH
JUDD WERE THE CO'S. I WORKED IN B-1 ENGINEROOM AND THE MACHINE SHOP. I ALSO
WORKED THE SCULLARY ON THE BARBADOES CRUISE. LT. MACARTY,CWO SHRADER,JIM ROMINE,
FLANDRAU ARE PEOPLE I REMEMBER MOST
LLOYD, Odell (? ?) South Carolina
LOBLEY, Omer J. ( EM1 52-53 ) New York
Crossed over the Bar August 2004
(Will be honored at our next reunion)
LOCKHART, David D. (FA 59-60 & AG1 67 ) Connecticut [R]
Transferred to AG School in Lakehurst, NJ in 1960
Worked in Engine room B-2, remember ENC Meadows.
Made Bermuda standby, Delta, and GITMO. Went to AG school in May '60.
Also made EASTPAC (not sure of title) in summer '67, was with the team from
the Oceanographic Unit out of Washington DC, was AG1. Retired as MSTC Dec '79.
LOCKWOOD, John (1963-1964)
Updated May 28, 2009
I served on the Rockaway 1963/1964 nasty bravo patrol, lost steering
in monster storm, but Im still here . my brother david was on the bridge
of the half moon when she rammed the Y dock at st. george s.i. that
was early 70s after viet nam deployment. Dave was YO 1 and he probably
ran the ship. I sent daves cruise book and other stuff to Joe Ponte Capt. USCG Ret.
He has written a number of magazine articles on the 311 WAVPs. I had hundreds
of kodachrome transparencies and prints, but they are all gone. BTW my cousin
Edwin J. Lockwood 3rd retired as full captain Best regards and fond memories, john lockwood.
LONG, Dr. Tom (? ?) Pennsylvania
LUPTON, Bob W ( EM1 54-57 ) Oklahoma
Updated Sep 05, 2011
Still trying to contact Bob Marks, Durmount Daley or anyone else that
might remember me having coughing spasms. I was one of the movie projection
persons. I 'll try to come to the reunion.
Still work from 9am to 4;30 pm. Own a small printing and copy shop in Okla.
City. Have 5 children and eight grandchildren
here is an update on me. my house was destroyed by a tornado in 2003.
i now have a differ ant e=mail address but still live in OK 73160.
I am now retired and am taking life easy in a new house ( same address as before).
Before i entered the coast guard i had attended collage at Okla. a and m.
Drafted from school, so joined the cg. Sent to Boston after boot camp. Chose to strike
for BT, did 3 weather station trips and two short cruses. Went to em school on to the rock.
Stayed there from march of 1955 to nov. 1957. released an em1. Got married, and back to school.
worked as chemist and plaint super for 12 years in two paint factories manufacturing water
thin-able paints and enamels.I personally developed and put on the market the first water
thinned gloss enamel in 1958. Opened and operated a quick printing shop. Sold the print shop after 33 years.
got divorced in 1964. remarried in 1969 to Wilma Henry and have 5 children. married to Wilma now 36 years.
Got involved in politics in 1952 I was asked to run for future governor of Oklahoma in 1963.
ran for state rep twice, city councilmen (city of Moore, OK pop.42,500) 3 times, elected only 1 time.
still looking for Barnard Rausch EMC and Durmount Daley EM2.
LUTZI, Philip C. Capt (Gloria) USCG Ret
Updated Nov 14, 2012
Crossed over the Bar Oct 22, 2012
East Lyme - Captain Philip C. Lutzi, (USCG) retired, 83, of East Lyme, beloved husband of Gloria (Miller) Lutzi, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, after a short illness.
He was born May 8, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up in Livingston, N.J. He graduated as an ensign from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1951. He completed advanced degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in marine engineering and naval architecture.
His first shipboard assignments upon graduation were on the cutters Tamaroa and Rockaway. He later served board the icebreaker Eastwind, which plied both the Arctic and Antarctic oceans making stops at both Greenland and Alaska in the northern hemisphere and McMurdo Sound in Antarctica.
Captain Lutzi was an engineering specialist for most of his Coast Guard career. He served as chief of the naval engineering branch of both the Second and Fourteenth Coast Guard districts as well as chief of the naval engineering branch on the staff of the commander of the Third Coast Guard District at Governors Island in New York City and later in Alaska, in which he administered an annual budget of $50 million.
Captain Lutzi was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, taking part in operations there during his tour as chief staff officer for Coast Guard Squadron Three in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, from April 1967 to May 1968. Captain Lutzi was awarded the Cost Guard Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal with Star, Antarctica Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with star, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Upon retirement from the Coast Guard in 1977, Captain Lutzi returned to East Lyme, where he initially served as a safety and environmental inspector for the Exxon Company before accepting the position of East Lyme Water Department engineer in 1978. He served in the position of the Water Department engineer until 1983. During that time, he oversaw the early development of the town's public water system. He also served as the East Lyme representative of the Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority Advisory Committee from 1989 to 1991.
Besides his professional career, Capt. Lutzi also gave back to the community as an active volunteer. After he retired from active duty with the Coast Guard, he continued to serve with the Coast Guard Auxiliary actively patrolling with Flotilla 14-25-03 out of Mystic. He was a lifetime member of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) serving as the local New London chapter president. He was a lifelong Boy Scout rising to the level of Eagle Scout. His affiliation continued as an adult, assisting with his son's troop and serving on the local and state committee councils.
An avid sailor, Capt. Lutzi was a member of the Shennecossett Yacht Club in Groton.
Besides his wife, Gloria, Capt. Lutzi leaves behind a sister, Elsa Fessler of Toms River, N.J.; a daughter, Sheila Joy Coxe and her husband, of Niantic; a son, Philip John Lutzi and his wife, of Ithaca N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
LUZETSKY, Ronald ( YN3 68-70 ) Maryland
LYON, Steve ( SA then ET3 67-71 ) Pennsylvania
Heard about this site from another crew member, Joe Yeasted who
lives 1 mile from me in PA
MACEWEN, Neil ( EN3 70-71 ) IL
Updated May 01, 2006
Last Engineman aboard when she was towed out of Govs Island for mothball
______?, Mack ( BT1 61 )
Updated Apr. 29, 2006
Anybody knowing Mack's first name or any info on him, please let us know
MADIGAN, William F CWO ( QM3 55-57 ) Arizona [R]
Updated Jan 23, 2011
MAGELLA, Chris ( SA 65-66 ) Pennsylvania
MAHAR, Dwight E ( SN 63-? )
Updated Jun 29, 2016
Crossed over the Bar around 1996
MAIN, Jack R. ( Civilian weatherman(NWS) 60s ) Virginia
Updated Jul. 09, 2009
Crossed over the Bar March 28, 2009
I really miss making the weather patrols. There were 156 of them.
I still threaten to run away from home and go back to sea but my wife
reminds me that I am not allowed to cross the street
On the East-tro-pac trip, I had my ham radio set up in the weather office
and ran many phone patches for the crew
I have today received the notification of the USCGC/USS Rockaway Reunion
in Williamsburg on October 16th - sent to Jack Main.
He would have loved to have been there with you all - and will be in spirit -
but unfortunately he died on March 28th, 2009.
Thank you for remembering him!
Sarah Main (Sally).
MANZ, Cliff ( RM3 56-57 ) Florida
Crossed over the Bar Mar 26 2011
Updated Sep 05, 2012
MARESCO, Antonio (? ?) New York (USN)
MARSHALL, T. Peter "Pete" ( FN, 66-67 ) Florida
Updated Feb. 02, 2014
Machinist Mate School, Great Lakes, Illinois
USCGC Owasco (WPG-39) in Viet Nam
[Discharged in 69 as MM1]
National Account Manager for ADT Security Services
Turley Pete Marshall
Married, 2 daughters, 4 granddaughters
On Board the Rock June 66 thru August 67
FA and FM Engine Room #2
On Board USCG Cutter Owasco Jan 68 thru Nov. 69 (Viet Nam)
Hometown: Gahanna (Columbus), Ohio
Currently in Jacksonville, FL
I would love to hear from anybody that served aboard during 66 or 67.
T. Peter Marshall
Once a Coastie,
MASESSA, Edward MKC (? ?) Pennsylvania [R]
MASSEY, John CWO (? ?) Michigan [R]
MAYS, Buddy ( BM3 63-65)
Updated Sep 05, 2011
Rescue swimmer, lead swimmer in Smith Voyager rescue, 1964
McCARTHY, Tom (Lynn)
( SN 65-66 ) North Carolina
Updated Sep 10, 2009
Crossed over the Bar Sep 07,2009
Sorry to report our long time friend and shipmate Tom Mc Carthy Crossed over
The Bar on Monday. He died of a massive Heart Attack. Tom attended just about
all of our reunions. he will buried Monday at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery
Hope Mills NC, with a Coast Guard Honor Guard. He was acting Police Chief of
Hope Mills NC and retired Police Chief of Fayetteville NC Police Dept. when he passed.
I was on the Rockaway from 1965-66. Then left for corpsman school.
Great site..also great to hear the truth about her decommissioning. The
version that was floating arouind was painful. Great site...smooth sailing.
McCOMMON, Clayton R (Sarah)
(? ?) Georgia
Updated Jun 19, 2007
McCOOL, Matthew J ( YNC 58-60 ) New Jersey
60 to 63: Supply Center, Brooklyn as YNCS
63-65: Marine Inspection Office, Philadelphia
Personnel Office, Third CG District as Warrant Officer
EECEN Wildwood, NJ as WO-2 to Lieutenant
Training Center, Cape May as Assitant and Training Officer
Retired from Coast Guard Headquarters on 1 June 73
Community Development Director for Wildwood & Altantic City 20 yeats
Retired again in June of 1993
MBA from Monmouth University 1982
Currently residing in Mays Landing, New Jersey
McCORMICK, Jack ( RM2 60-62 ) Massachusetts
O-41, Mackinac, Rockaway, Customs house CCGD3.
McGUINESS, Jim ( SN 58-59 ) Ohio
Updated Oct 21, 2015
Enjoyed my two years on the Rockaway and recall many good memories.
McHENRY, William C. (Martha)
( RM1 67-68 )
Updated Jun 19, 2007
McILWAIN, Raymond (EMC2 US Navy 43-46) PA
Retired from Allegheny Power, 1 daughter and 1 son, 2 grandsons,
2 great granddaughters, Proud vetern of WW II. Volunteers at
Deshon VA Hospital, Butler, PA
McINALLY, Mike F. (Mary)
( EM2 66-69 ) MI
McKINNEY, Tim ( SN 68-70 ) Indiana
Updated May 30, 2011
Crossed over the Bar May 21, 2011
June 2, 1947 May 21, 2011
Reported by Kathy McKinney
Hello to all. Just wanted you to know that Tim McKinney passed away May 21, 2011
of a heart attack. It was very sudden and a total shock to us all.
Kathy McKinney ---- firstname.lastname@example.org
» Published at IndyStar.com
McKinney, Timothy N. ---- May 24, 2011
Timothy N. McKinney June 2, 1947 - May 21, 2011 Timothy graduated from North Central High School, attended
Vincennes University, served in the United States Coast Guard for four years during the Vietnam War. He was proprietor of
IDC Business Solutions for 45 years, recipient of numerous business awards. Timothy was president and served on the
board of the Preserve at Fall Creek Home Owners Association for 14 years. He is survived by wife of 40 years, Kathleen L.
McKinney; son, Timothy B. McKinney (Jessica); son, Matthew T. McKinney; daughter, Elizabeth A. McKinney; and granddaughter,
Kayton A. McKinney. Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church with a
reception to immediately follow at the church. You are invited to visit www.leppertmortuary.com to sign the guestbook.
Arrangements entrusted to Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel.
McMASTER, Ken (MAC) (62-64)
Updated Apr. 6, 2006
Went aboard the rock the morning after Pres. Kennedy made
his Cuban missile speech. OCTOBER 1962 UNTIL DISCHARGED IN 1964
I`me looking for Kjellin as we called him.
McNally, Walter (SN 70-71) FL
Updated Sep. 10, 2010
came on the ship with Steve Bartoshek and had some good times made
the med cruse and St.Johns newfoundland,Bermuda,and a few others.
remember chief Green Ralf hernandez Ed Shaefer,Stanly Babbs
Tom langstaff where are you. I live in San Antonio fl.
MEEHAN, Tom ( SNBM 60-62 ) AZ
Updated May 07, 2006
I remember well the Cadet Cruise to Europe with the Eagle
and Castle Rock, a Bermuda Standby, 3 OSs and of course
Base St. George. We had four fires, SN Bill Chance was our
entertainer as well as laundry man and we had a great deck
crew. Thoroughly enjoyed my time while aboard and am glad
to see that the "Rock" has a website. Look forward to the
OSV reunion in Reno next year. Hope to see many of you there.
MEGELLA, Chris ( SA 65-66 ) Pennsylvania
MELSHEIMER, Fritz ( LCDR 68-70 )
Served 8/68 to 4/70 as Science Officer and later XO .The cruises to
Africa and BOMEX with Ed Boyle were highlights of my seagoing career.
MICHAUD, Dan ( SNRM 68 ) MA [R]
MIKOLAJCZAK, Daniel J. ( FA 68-69 ) New Jersey
Updated Jan 17, 2012
I know he goes to most of the reunions and I am pretty sure he was at the last...think it
was Cape May. I wish he would have told me about it because I would really like to have gone with him.
I live in Glassboro, NJ (where my dad lives) and Cape May is not that far. I was in the United States Army
from 1993 to 1997 so I know how strong the bond is between guys that serve together.
It would be cool to meet some of the guys my dad was on the Rockaway with.
Maybe I will make him take me to the Atlantic City reunion.
I do have more pictures of my father on the Rockaway and would be more than
happy to send them to you. This week I will set aside some time to go over to his house and look over the pictures
with him, this way he can tell me when and where they were taken. Hopefully he remembers some of the guys names
that were in his pictures
Thanks for your time!
MILLER, John C ( ENS 68-69 ) Vermont [R]
Its good to hear that crews from the "Rock" are beginning to gather.
I know that our tours were a special time for all of us. Sometimes,it seems
like only yesterday and I can still hear the soft raspy voice of Chief Wilfong
saying "Mr. Miller, may I have a word with you?"
MILLER, Frank ( SN 63-64 )
Updated Oct 21, 2015
Owe my entire civilian career to the Rock.
Fire Control = clean chambray shirts and filled coffee cups!!
MILLER, Rod EMCM (? ?) Washington [R]
MILLIS, Bill (? ?) ?
MITTHAUER, Larry BMCM ( BM1 69-70 ) Hawaii
Updated Apr 24, 2009
This Ship was one of the highlites of my career the part of the CGC
Rockaway was it was underway and visited many foreign ports.
if my health improves Ill be at the reunion
MOLFETTA, John ( RD3 57-59 )
Updated May 23, 2009
MOON, Robert (? ?) Arizona
MORDINI, William (? ?) Arizona
MORGAN, Kevin (? ?) New Jersey
MORGAN, Leo (? ?) Pennsylvania
MORRISSEY, Jim ( RM3 57-58 )
Updated Dec 23, 2007
Many Happy Memories with great shipmates. 1960 Discharged and became a
NJ State trooper. Later went on the NY Tugboats and retired as Sect.Treasurer and Asst. Mgr. Local 333 ILA AFL-CIO.
MORRISSEY, Patrick ( SNCS 54 ) CT
Updated Feb 19, 2007
Looking for shipmates especially in the galley area who escorted the
eagle on the summer cruise.
MOULTON, Capt ( Capt 51 ? )
Got the name from a shipmate, if anyone has more info, please Record in GuestBook
MOYER, Allen J. ( FA 63-64 ) Wisconsin
I am retired from a career in Law Enforcement
and am presently enjoying the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin. My
tour aboard the Rock was memorable and rewarding and a very important
part of my life.
MULLEN, Sr. Richard ( BT3 68-69 ) New York
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MURDOCK, Bob ( RM2 65-67 )
Updated Dec 23, 2006
Lt. Cmdr. J.J. Cadigan was the Executive Officer on the Rockaway
in 65-66 era. Commander Robert Hagan was the Captain during that
time. Hagan was replaced by Commander Boyle when the Rockaway was
in the Baltimore yards being retrofitted for oceanographic
Ill get some photos and info together and add it to the Where are
they now page soon. Great to see so many of my shipmates - a whole
bunch of great memories.
Mushett, Glenn A. ( RM3 59-61 ) USCG RMC RET
Updated Nov 11, 2012
Hi Frank it has been a long time but I still remember you
MYERS, David C ( E3 61-62 ) (Vivian)
Updated Jun 07, 2015
Crossed over the Bar Jun 06, 2015
Hey Frank, Looking fowward to details on reunion. Plan to attend.
NATRESS, Bruce (? ?) Pennsylvania
NERGES, Ed ( SNBM 66-72 ) FL
Updated May 23, 2009
During my short time aboard the Rockaway I learned more about what it
takes to be a Boatswain Mate than on any other ship or station I was
assinged to during my enlistment.
COTP Group NY
USCG Station Ft. Totton
USCG Station Sandy Hook
NJ State Marine Police 1974 to 1997 (Retired)
US Army Corps of Engineers Marine Ops, NY District 1997 to 2008 (Retired)
See Scrapbook for Nerges
NOBLE, Fred C (? ?) Virginia
NOLAN, Robert (FN1 USN WWII) ?
I would be interested in hearing from anyone aboard the Rockaway during WW2.
Especially Paul Lanzi, or anyone who remember him. Thank you, Bob
NOLL, John RDCS (? ?) Pennsylvania [R]
Crossed over the Bar Oct 18, 2009
Updated Jan 17, 2010
Lived in Watsontown, PA.
OATES, Paul FA, FA1 ( 1966 ) Pennsylvania [R]
ASSIGNED TO # 2 ENGINE ROOM,MACHINE SHOP
CAME OUT OF BOOT CAMP, ALAMEDA CALIF. TO THE ROCKAWAY.
FROM SAN ANTONIO TEXAS. NOW LIVE IN HILTON HEAD SC
O'BRIEN, Rich "OBie" ( SN 51-52 ) Pennsylvania [R]
After Rockaway from 9-51 to 3-52, to Groton, CN until 6-52
Cape May, NJ from 6-52 until 2-53
USCG Cutter Half Moon to 11-53
USCG Air Detach, Arlington, VA until discharged in June of 1954
Completed education and enjoyed career with Pittsburgh investment firms
until retirement in 2002.
Still have copy of Christmas card for Dec.1951 with the Rockaway's picture.
I remember the chief botswains mate - Charlock (I think) from Pottstown PA.
A tough "boats". Remember Christmas eve rescue in Newfoundland and subsequent
New Years brawl. I was 18 at the time and it was really adventurous.
O'CONNOR, Robert ( ENS 68-70 ) ?
O'DONNELL, Tom ( DC3 68-70 ) New York
O'HARA, Kenneth (Barbara)
( FT2 62-66 ) Pennsylvania
Updated Jun 19, 2007
After the Rockaway: an electician in Local 81, Scranton, PA
Married for 38 years with 3 daughters (2 also married)
Retiring in March 2005.
OHLMEYER, Bill ( SK2 55-56 ) Florida
Retired Police Captain West Milford, New Jersey Police Department after serving 30 years.
Now serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees
West Citrus Elks Lodge # 2693 in Homosassa, Florida.
O'LEARY, Tim (Francine)
( BM2 57-60 ) New Jersey
Updated Jun 19, 2007
OLIVIER, Dave "Ollie" ( BM3 67-69 ) Michigan
Spent two and a half (sometimes great) years on the ROCK.
Transferred to CG Station Atlantic Beach for balance of
enlistment.Learned a lot from Betsko, especially how to drink Scotch.
My father, Dave Olivier, was on the Rockaway (he posted here a while back.
Look through the previous posts to see it). I saw some of the stuff for a
reunion and thought it might be fun to hear some stories from his old shipmates.
I'm particularly interested in the stuff he'd hoped to "live down".
Check out my website and shoot me an e-mail. I'd love to hear from you guys.
Just so you know, The Ramones did a song about Rockaway.
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach!"
RIP, Joey and Dee Dee!
OLSON, Richard "Ole" ( SO3 62 ) Alabama
Bruce Cranstoun, If you see this contact me. I have original photo
of the one you used on muster list.
ORTMAN, Len (? ?) ?
ORNOWSKI, Joseph (? ?) Washington
OSHEA, John (RM2 63-65) (Bernice) NJ
Updated Feb. 05, 2017
Great Times on the Rock