USS ANTHONY NEWSLETTER
Issue #34 - July 14, 2001
It's that time again to think about the upcoming reunion. Enclosed are the
pre-registration form and list of scheduled events. Bob Nelson has requested that
even if you don't plan to attend that you complete the form and return it to him.
He and the Reunion Planning Center need the time to get everything together.
Another newsletter will go out in the Fall, together with the final registration
We have several children/grandchildren, of crew members on the mailing list now.
If any of them would care to attend, they would be more than welcome. I have
heard from others who attend reunions that the younger people are going with
Jim McCabe called me one night to tell me that he and Alice are hoping to attend
next year. They have been married 50 years.
Gerritt DeVries wrote. He and Dolly have been married 53 years. They are
both in good health and plan on attending next year's reunion. They run trips for a
seniors' group, and their trip this year conflicted with the reunion.
Robert Saunders' new address is: 129 Cook Road, Donaldson, AR 71941.
There have been several deaths since the last newsletter. Sandy McMilleon, Ray
Lemkes daughter, informed me that he passed away on May 22nd. I don't have
her street address, but her e-mail, if anyone wishes to contact her is:
Joan Schwebel, niece of Nathan Schwebel, informed me that he and his
wife, Shirley, both died very recently. Shirley's brother was Jere Lustig.
Also, I received information that Boris Mazur passed away on June 3rd.
Barbara Lewis informed me that her husband, Ray Casey Lewis, died several
years ago. Ray was a plank owner and was on the Anthony through Dec. 1943.
A relative of hers, Tom McGranahan, has had cancer surgery. Tom's address is:
7351 Pinehurst Drive, Bokeelia, FL 33922.
Sam Gantt passed away on June 3, 2001. I don't have any other information about
Hope the next letter has happier news.
SEE YOU ALL NEXT MAY!!!
USS ANTHONY REUNION
MAY 21 TO 24,2002
The reunion committee needs as much preliminary information as possible in order to make
the arrangements necessary for the next reunion. Whether you think that you will go, may
possibly attend, or will be unable to attend, please complete this form and mail it as soon
as possible to:
130 Lone Tree Drive
Lakeview, AR 72642-7131
He needs your help to plan a good reunion.
Yes, I will be going to Branson.
Yes, I might be going.
No, I will not be going.
It is set up so that everyone can attend. Wheelchairs (if you use one) get the best seat at all
of the shows, and everyone is helpful.
If you fly, we will have you picked up at the airport.
If you drive, you can park your car and take the shuttle.
Everything is included in the price. There are no hidden fees-
READ OVER OUR PLAN. If you want something else, we will try to meet your needs.
PLEASE, give us something with which to work. It is YOUR REUNION. Let's make it a
good one. It could be our last.
Whatever your possible decision may be, please mail this to Bob Nelson ASAP .