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While the light fades from sight, And the stars gleaming rays softly send, To thy hands we our souls, Lord, commend.

Charles H. Marihugh

Charles H. Marihugh

Member 13th Engineer (C) Battalion Association

DECEMBER 7, 1928 ~ OCTOBER 27, 2018 (AGE 89)

Charles H. Marihugh, 89, of Defiance, passed away on  October 27, 2018 at Twin Rivers Care & Rehabilitation Center.
  
He was born on December 7, 1928 to Vernon and Mildred (Griner) in  Defiance, OH.  Charles served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He worked as a welder and crane operator for Challenge Cook Bros. Inc. for 30 years.  Charles retired from Dick Gray Fabrication in 1995.  He was also employed with J.C. Penny Co., in Defiance since 1988.  On April 20, 1952 Charles married Eva Mae Weisz who preceded him in death on November 25, 2003.  On July 10, 2004  Charles married Louise Fockler.
  
 Charles was a member of the, AMVETS Post 1991, American Legion #300 Napoleon and a Life Member of VFW #3360.
  
Charles is survived by his loving spouse of 14 years Louise of Defiance, Ohio, son, Jeffrey (Betty) Marihugh of Napoleon, OH, grandchildren Andrew (Megan) Marihugh and Sarah (Ted) Stover, great-grandchildren, Grant and Benjamin Marihugh and Charlie and Molly Stover, sister, Ruth (Paul) Warnimont of Defiance, OH and brothers, James (Grace) Marihugh of Delphos, OH, Dave (Monique) Marihugh of Manchester, NH and Peter (Mary) Marihugh of Defiance, OH. 
  
 He was preceded in death by parents, wife, Eva Mae Marihugh and  great-granddaughter, Riley Susan Marihugh.
  
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio.
     
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday,October, 31, 2018 at 2:30 pm, at Schaffer Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald Luhring, officiating.
  
Burial with Military Honors conducted by VFW #3360 will take place at Riverside Cemetery.

LTC (Ret) Ronald L. Salvador

LTC (Ret) Ronald L. Salvador

Secretary 13th Engineer (C) Battalion Association

DECEMBER 21, 1932 ~ AUGUST 25, 2018 (AGE 85)

Ron graduated from Linsly Military Institute in 1950 and the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1954

He was an Artilleryman assigned to 13th R&U Detachment of HQ in May 1957 as the Engineer supervisor for the new Camp Casey Power Plant still under construction. Ron than moved to Delta Co as the CO from January-August 1958.  He also served in Vietnam and retired from Active Duty in July 1975.

 In 1954, Ron married Georgianna Farmer of Wellsburg WV, his best friend and bride of 55 years.  Ron issurvived by two daughters, Debra (Dan) Street of Fairfax, VA and Diane (Don) Hutchison of Brilliant, OH; two sons, Ronald Jr (Nancy) of Doylestown, PA and Christopher (Kim) of Delaware, OH; a brother, Louis A Salvador of Pittsburgh, PA., six granddaughters and six grandsons; and eight great grandchildren.

Ron was the current Secuatary of our association and will be missed by all

Donald G. Arp

Donald G. Arp

NOVEMBER 6, 1928 ~ JUNE 11, 2018 (AGE 89)

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Donald G. Arp, 89, passed away on June 11, 2018. Don was born on Nov 6, 1928, in Lowellville, Ohio, the son of Gus M. and Minnie Boland Arp.

 He was a 1946 graduate of Lowellville High School, attended the college of Civil Engineering at Ohio Northern University, and was a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and New Mexico.

Don leaves the love of his life, his wife Sophie Jane Sybelnik of Struthers, Ohio, whom he married on Nov. 14, 1953. He also leaves his sister, Phyllis (Charles) Jacobson of Lowellville; two daughters Sandra (Michael) Stoy of Placitas NM and Sharon Arp (Luis Paz) of Albuquerque; three sons, John (Deborah) and Douglas of Texas, and Gus (Sidney) of Rio Rancho; four grandsons, Mario and Alex Paz, and John Michael and David Arp; and one granddaughter, Alisha Paz; three great grandsons, Graysen, Braden and William Arp of Texas; and two great granddaughters, Alayna and Olivia Arp of Albuquerque.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, La Verne Flora, Doris Burns, and Nevada Colonari; and two brothers, Robert and Kenneth.

Don was an Eagle Scout in Troop 75. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the 13th Combat Engineer Bn. 7 Infantry Division 1951/52, returning home as a SFC with three battle stars and a Bronze Star Metal. Don was honorably discharged as First Sgt., 3rd Btn, 155 Rgt, 31st Inf. Div. at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on Oct. 15, 1952. He was a life member of The Korean War Veterans Assn. and VFW Post 501.

After nine years in home building, Don moved his family to New Mexico in 1962 to take a position as Project Engineer with NMDOT, retiring in 1990 as the District 3 Engineer in Albuquerque.

William E. Jones

Richard “Dick” Gene Elwood

Richard “Dick” Gene Elwood

Pass Vice President of the 13th Eng (B) Asso Richard “Dick” Gene Elwood, 75, from Weyerhaeuser, Wis., passed on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. He served with the 13th Engineers in Korea from 1965 to 1966 with Company D. Dick was pass Commander of VFW Post 5780 in Weyerhaeuser for 13 years and 10th District Commander for four years. He served in many other positions. Whenever they (VFW) needed help with something, he was willing to help. He is survived by his wife, Diane; stepson Ken (Jodi) Silvernail; two very special grandkids, Jayton and LaBrya; a sister, Barbara (Jerry) Prorok; sisters-in-law, Donna Elwood and Karen (Rod) Thompson; brother-in-law David (Lynn) Wierzba; mother-in-law Gen Wierzba; nieces Jill, Ami, Kim and Valerie; and nephews Rick, Tony, Jason and Troy. Dick will be missed by all but will never be forgotten.

Kenneth Noel Burleson

November 29,1928 – May 18, 2016

Kenneth graduated from Smyer High School and received his Associates degree from Draughous Business
College. He was married to Pauline Fomey Burleson on December 25,1951 in DeQueen, Arkansas. Kenneth
worked in Protective Services for Vought Aircraft, as a fireman in Lubbock, farmer, and real estate agent.
Kenneth loved meeting and talking with anyone, a most congenial man!
Preceding Kenneth in death is his brother, B.R. Burleson.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Forney; Sons, Kenny Burleson and David Burleson; Grandchildren Neeley
Duty, Jennifer Burleson, Sarah Sosebee, and Jeremy Burleson; Great-Grandchildren Declan, Jonah, and Piper
Duty, Trent Sosebee, and Kaydence Burleson.

William E. Jones