Shipmates: A great Coastie and one of our oldest members of the CGC CAMPBELL ASSOCIATION has crossed the bar. Shipmate George formally lived on Long Beach Island and was instrumental in arranging our annual visit and luncheon to SINBAD's memorial at Station Barnegat Light. - Gordon Bell
From: Sorine Belz [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 7:07 PM
Subject: GEORGE FUERTH
To my parents dear friends:
Dad has struggled for the past year and always came back with gusto. We called him Lazarus because he far exceeded the 9 lives of a cat. It was a blessing that Dad passed peacefully after having both heart and kidney failure yesterday.
Mom is understandably upset at losing "The love of her life" but knows he is in a better place and at peace. We will take good care of her.
Love to you all and hug those you hold dear.
Chris Fuerth Belz (George's daughter)
Mom's address is:
230 Deming St #118
Manchester, CT 06042
The obituary will be in the Star Ledger and Asbury Park Press along with the CT papers, here is an advance copy...
George David Fuerth, 92, of Manchester, left this earth for his greater reward on August 10, 2014. He leaves behind the love of his life Verna (Schaefer) Fuerth.
He was born in Newark, New Jersey on February 27, 1922, the son of George C. and Carrie (Nelson) Fuerth. In addition to his wife of 67 years, George is survived by his daughters Sorine (Chris) Belz and her husband Edward and Donna Rooney and her husband Michael. His grandchildren, Scott and Lynn Belz, Matthew, Michael and Sam Rooney and great- grandchildren, Alexia, Tristan and Reagan will always remember their Pop-Pop with great love and affection.
George spent the first 80 years of his life in New Jersey where he enjoyed a successful career with IBM. His heart was always at the Jersey shore where the entire family enjoyed the summer sun at Ocean Beach. His retirement years were spent golfing and traveling with his many dear friends in Lakehurst. Upon moving to Connecticut, George developed many close friendships in the Vernon and Manchester areas. He was a 32 nd degree Mason and former president of the Colonial Prospect Lodge and Crescent Shrine in Little Silver, NJ.
George proudly served his country during WWII as a Machinist Mate on the Coast Guard Cutter, USS Campbell. He had been an active member of the USS Campbell Association and was devoted to memorializing the ship’s mascot, Sinbad, organizing the commission of the dog’s statue which is proudly housed on the ship to this day.
Visitation will be at Ladd-Turkington Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Rd, (Rt 83) Vernon, CT on Wednesday Aug 13th from 10 am to noon, with a Masonic Service beginning at noon. Internment with military honors will immediately follow at Valley Falls Cemetary in Vernon, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either JDRF, 950 Loudon Rd #330, Latham, NY. 12110 or Colonial Prospect Lodge #24, 370 East Main St, Chester, NJ. 07930.
Sorine Chris Belz
12 Cranberry Trail
Harwich. MA 02645
Mr. Stan Barns, President of the USCGC Duane Association is inviting any 327' Cutters to join them at their reunion which is 3 days after ours. See below. Phone and e-mail addresses. - bsn
Nice job. Love that song!!!
I have opened up the USCGC Duane Las Vegas reunion to all ships company. Please put out the word to your crew and if they would like to go have them contact me.
May 12 - 15 at Arizona Charlies Decatur.
President USCGC Duane Association
E-mail: email@example.com Stan Barns President CGC Duane
I am re-building Crew List W32. You can go to this site to see work in progress. Near the bottom are a lot of new people on the site, including up to 1982. Of course the full original site is still there for all the previous enteries. Crew List W32 Under Construction Page
Received the following two e-mails. They were posted to our Facebook Page. This is a good way to get information across to the The Association. The Campbell W909 also has their Facebook Page.
George Di Francesco Coppola posted in U.S.C.G.C. Campbell Association W32/W909
Good Morning, I have to give you all some sad news, Jack Mull RM1 crossed the bar peacefully the other day. As I got to know Jack through the years I found him to be a kind and gentle man who loved more than anything the memories of the CAMPBELL/WESTPAC crew and we talked a lot about it when I had the opportunity to speak with him. In keeping with the spirit of Mike Truex I would like to compile a list of those WESTPAC crew members who have crossed the bar. If you know of some please e-mail them to me. Take care and here is to the tradition of the Queen that the crew of the W32/909 will keep this tradition going, as we found out when you are part of the CAMPBELL tradition you are part of a group of men who care. Take care.
Darryl McCaffrey posted in USCGC CAMPBELL WMEC 909
Good Morning, I have to give you all some sad news, Jack Mull RM1 crossed the bar peacefully the other day. As I got to know Jack through the years I found him to be a kind and gentle man who loved more than anything the memories of the CAMPBELL/WESTPAC crew and we tal...
I was recently doing some biographical research on my father, Henry Jacob Wuensch who was Captain of the Campbell from September 1950 to October, 1952. The ship was based in New York harbor. Although I was only 4 and 5 years old at the time, I remember him bring me on board, particularly for lunch. The cook had concocted a special recipe for pea soup, and it was the first time I ever enjoyed eating it! I particularly remember the steward who was particularly friendly to me. My father had a beautiful model of the Campbell on our fireplace mantle, and kept it there long after he retired as a Rear Admiral in 1964. Although he passed away almost 10 years ago, the memory of the Campbell still burns bright in our family!
Lawrence W. Wuensch, Son
Rededication of Sinbads final resting place after last years hurricane will be
Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 1030hrs.
Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, New Jersey
In past years this was aways a great event. It is fun to get together with shipmates and have a fun afternoon. It is always good to meet the new crew, at the light, of upcoming Coasties! And maybe find a Campbell man, or woman too!
Barnegat Lighthouse Web Site
George D. Devine, Servered Aboard Campbell, Period 1952 to 1955, Has Crossed The Bar
My husband, George D. Devine, enlisted in the United States Coast Guard on February 13, 1952 and served in active duty until February 14, 1955. He might better be remembered as "Don" Devine. He was stationed aboard the USCG Campbell WPG-32 during this period. He passed away Tuesday, March 26th. Please remember him. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Over the years he told many stories of his years in the Coast Guard and his time aboard the Campbell and has put these remembrances down on paper. His twin brothers and a nephew also served in the Coast Guard.
Mail To; June Devine - Don'd Wife Of 58 Years
I'm not 100% sure this is ours, but might be worth posting on the web site Mike
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Subject: re: William J. Fox, 90, Campbell sailor, WW2?
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 04:58:20 +0000
In Monday's local newspaper, a William J. Fox, 90, of New Tripoli,
Pa. (E. Pa.) passed away. 90 years old.
Was on the "USS Campbell", no year given. (Assume WW2).
Burial, WED, Sept 2nd at Orefield (Allentown) Pa.
Arrangements: Heintzelman Funeral Home,
PO Box 196, Schnecksville, (Allentown area), Pa. 18078-0196.
Semper Paratus. Sincerely, Bob Marzen (Spencer)