|CHAPLAIN'S CORNER - TAPS 2003
Theodore F. Shimshy, a life member of ASA Korea, passed away September 6, 2002, as
his widow, Norma, informed us today. Ted served with the 329th CRC from 1951-53.
Ironically, Ted and I were born the same day, September 15, 1932. Condolences may be
sent to Mrs. Norma Shimshy, 705 Mesa View, Mesquite, NV 89027-3202;
Dear Lord of Heaven and Earth, another soldier and member of our ASA Korea
Veterans Assn. has died. We commend his eternal soul to Your everlasting care,
evermore trusting in the gift of love and mercy You have showered upon us throughout
our lives. We pray You will show Norma and her family the comfort that comes solely
from Your loving presence. Amen and Amen.
James A Raines, wife Jesteen 1 Hearthstone Dr., Rte. 4, Parkersburg, WV 26101-8705,
served with the 501st CRGp., 1956-58, died at Ohio State Hospital, July 16, 2002.
Richard Knoll 175 Carol Street, Newaygo, MI 49337-8819. Name of spouse unknown.
Served at Baker Site, 326th CRC, died in December, 2002.
Let us remember these fellow veterans as we commend their souls to the eternal
keeping of God the Father Almighty. May they rest in peace as their day is done and
Taps has sounded for a job well done.
ASA KOREA Life Member, Robert Williams, one of the first members of ASA Korea
since 1996 and its inception, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2003. Robert had suffered
a heart attack and appeared to be mending and preparing for release from the hospital when
he took a turn for the worse. Bob had planned to attend the Buffalo reunion this year along
with his son, Mark, and we will miss Bob. He was an enthusiastic and staunch supporter of
ASA Korea. If anyone wants to send a personal sympathy card, Bob's address is: Robert
Williams, 602 N. Ash St., Deshler, OH 43516-1210; ph.: 419-278-1445. Bob served with
the 301st CRBn '55-'56.
Day is done, gone the sun, From the lake, from the
hills, from the sky;
All is well, safely rest; God is nigh.
Then goodnight, peaceful night, Till the light of the
dawn shineth bright;
God is near, do not fear, Friend, goodnight.
From the hymn "Day is Done" (TAPS)
We have been advised of the death of ASA Korea Member, Bill Burnley who died of
a heart attack at home in the early hours of 5/16/03. The wake was held at the Shirley
Funeral Home on Monday, 5/19. A church service was held on Tuesday 5/20 at 10
AM at the United Church of Shirley followed immediately by a cemetary burial at the
Shirley Center Cemetary. Cards may be send to Bill's family at 2 Brown Road, Shirley,
Also learned of the passing of Raul Caamano in December, 2002. He suffered from
lung cancer which had spread to his brain. He was buried on December 24, 2002 on
Long Island in a national military cemetery with full military honors. His wife, Florence,
misses him but is glad that he suffered little pain until the last ten days of his life, an
answer to her prayers. Cards may be sent to the family at 2120 34th Ave. Apt. 2H,
Long Island City, NY 11106.
ASA Korea Member M/Sgt Lester D Payton will be laid to final rest at Arlington
Cemetary May 29 at 10 am. He died some months ago and service was delayed.
During the recent 8th Annual Reunion in Buffalo, we had a memorial
service for thos of our members and comrades whose deaths were reported
to us since the 2002 reunion. These deaths include:
James A. Raines, Richard Knoll, Rocco J. Navarro, Rev. James Frazier, Raul "Roy"
Caamano, William Burnley, Joseph A. Kling, Robert Williams, Theodore F.
Shimshy, Frederick T. Spackman, Lester Payton, Chester Connor, Richard Bogdan,
Sr. and John Morelan.
A few brief obituaries. . . . .