Location: Philippines

Grace, Gary Dean – Obituary

Gary Dean Grace, 52, of Halfway died April 26, 2004, at Las Vegas, Nev., from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident outside Kingman, Ariz., on April 22, 2004. There will be a celebration of life memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lions Club Park in Halfway. Friends are invited to a potluck at the Lions Club after the service. Gary was born on April 4, 1952, at Biloxi, Miss., to Lowell and Bonnie Lindsay Grace. His father was in the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Keesler Air Force Base at the time. Gary grew up in many different areas of the country and overseas, due to his father’s Air Force career. The time he loved most was in Alabama learning to hunt and fish in the rural area around Millbrook during his middle school and early high school years. Gary graduated from Warner High School at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines in 1970, but received his diploma from Huntington Beach High back in California. He returned to the United States to work. Later in 1970, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force himself. Father and son were in the armed services at the same time. Gary enlisted and was sent to Lachland Air Force base in Texas as his father, Lowell, was retiring from Clark Air Force Base. Gary’s avionics training was done at Chanute...

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Biography of John B. Cummings

JOHN B. CUMMINGS, of Pittsfield, in legal circles in Western Massachusetts, holds a prominent position and with wide experience in various affairs added to large natural ability, he has risen to noteworthy rank in his profession. Mr. Cummings’ public service has given his name more than passing significance to the city, county and State, and he is one of the outstanding men of the day in Pittsfield. He is a son of Peter and Julia (Reagan) Cummings, both now deceased, his father a blacksmith by occupation. John B. Cummings was bow in Pittsfield February 17, 1878. His education was begun in the local schools, and he later studied in the law office of Harrison H. Chaff, where he covered preparatory work in the classics and the law. He went to the Philippine Islands and entered the Insular Post Service, and served in that connection until he rose to the position of postmaster and later postal inspector, his stay in the islands covering a period of three and one-half years. Mr. Cummings then returned to Pittsfield and read law in the office of Crosby & Noxon. He was admitted to the bar in 1905, but continued in the same office as an associate with the old firm, also with its successors, Noxon & Eisner. In 1907 Mr. Cummings opened his own office and began an independent practice, but, in April...

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Lippert, Elmer Eugene – Obituary

Elmer Eugene Lippert, 83, of Prairie City, a former Baker City resident, died Dec. 28, 2005, at his home. His funeral was Dec. 31 at Driskill Memorial Chapel. Pastor Denny Diezel of the John Day United Methodist Church officiated. Elmer was born on July 8, 1922, at Baker City to Eugene H. and Mandy Richardson Lippert. He attended school at Granite, Ukiah, and at Ritter, where he spent most of his childhood. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1944 during World War II. He was in Berlin during the fall of Germany and also spent time in the Philippines. He worked on the family ranch at Ritter and logged for Pilot Rock Lumber Co. at Dale for 20 years. He met Virginia Sullens and the couple were married in 1955. They moved to Prairie City where Elmer worked for the Grant County Road Department until his retirement. After Virginia died, Elmer married June Chipman in 1980. She died in 2002. Elmer enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Elks Lodge. Survivors include two sons, Eugene Lippert and his wife, Susan, and Benjamin Lippert and his wife, Tina; seven stepchildren, Marie, Terry, Lilly, June, Ace, Ken and Linda; two brothers, Harold of Burns and Lauren and his wife, Joan, of John Day; one sister, JoAnn Stratton and her husband, Don, of John Day; and...

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St. John, Glenn Orville – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Glenn Orville St. John, 81, of Baker City, died July 28, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. At his request, Glenn was cremated and will not have a formal funeral service. Glenn was born April 10, 1921, in Chico, Calif., to Orville and Myrtle St. John. The family moved to Southern Oregon soon after. After his schooling, he drove log trucks. He served his country in World War II, spending 2 years in the South Pacific in the 1881st Aviation Engineers. The 1881st built landing strips in New Guinea and the Philippines where he witnessed the famous return of General MacArthur. After Glenn’s discharge, he was married to Anna Lorraine Nail of Spokane, Wash. He worked in the logging industry, driving truck and running a sawmill until he was injured in a logging accident in 1950. In spite of a permanent disability he farmed, cut electric poles, built another sawmill and sold real estate. He and his wife bought and sold property, building seven house and log cabins throughout Oregon. They moved to Eastern Oregon in 1968 and lived in the Granite and Sumpter areas until ill health mandated a move to Baker City in 1993. Glenn is survived by his wife, Anna Lorraine of Baker City; a and daughter-in-law, Alan and Jan St. John of Bend; grandsons, Matthew St. John Bend, and Shawn St....

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Philippines WW2 NMCG Casualty List

ABONO, Enrique, Native Seaman 1c, USN. Wife, Mrs. Concordia Cuenca Abono, 115 Rizal, Interior, Iloilo. ALISAGO, Benito, Officer’s Steward 3c, USNR. Wife, Mrs. Rosario B. Alisago, Nabua, Camarines, Sur. ANDRES, Trinidad, Officer’s Steward 1c, USNR. Wife, Mrs. Gervacia Echivaria Andres, 1342 Misericordia St., Santa Cruz, Manila. ARGUILLA, Federico, Native Coxswain, USN. Wife, Mrs. Matea Gomez Arguilla, 16 G. Reyes, San Rogue, Cavite. ASEJO, Manuel, Native Seaman 1c, USN. Father, Mr. Catalino Asejo, Cato-Ogan Dao, Antigue, Panay. BAFFO, Victor, Chief Watertender, USN. Wife, Mrs. Antonio Baffo, 265 Kasarinlan St., Santa Ana, Manila. BURAGA, Abelardo, Officer’s Steward 3c, USN. Wife, Mrs. Cecilia Buraga, Cabagan, Isabela. CALDERON, David, Native Fireman 2c, USN. Mother, Mrs. Trinidad Alegro, Canadad, Cavite. CALDERON, Jose, Native Coxswain, USN. Wife, Mrs. Angelina Reyes Calderon, Santa Rita, Olongapo. CAPARINO, Donato Alcansaren, Native Seaman 2c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roman Caparino, Igcado, Dao, Antique, Panay. CARANDANG, Clemente, Officer’s Cook 1c, USNR. Wife, mrs. Soledad Carandang, San Jose San Luis, Batangas. CASTILLO, Cornelio, Native Coxswain, USN. Wife, Mrs. Rosario G. Castillo, 13 Pescadores, Guimbal, Iloilo. CRONIN, William Aloysius, Radioman 1c, USN. Wife, Mrs. Elvira S.H. Cronin, Binang, Laguna. DAVIS, Elmer Loyd, Chief Radioman, USN. Wife, Mrs. Librada Herera Saulog Davis, 36 via Ferera, Caridad, Cavite. DE LA RAMA, Anacleto, Steward 3c, USNR. Wife, Mrs. Josefa A. DeLaRama, Daraga, Albay. DELGADO, Fortunato, Fireman 1c, USN. Wife, Mrs. Eusebia Delgado, 75 David,...

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