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MEAGHER, Thomas H. Thomas Harrison Meagher, 75, of Ralph Street, died Tuesday morning (February 7, 2006) at Day Kimball Hospital. He was born in Norwich, July 28, 1930, son of the late James Leonard and Grace (Hutchins) Meagher. He had been married for 32 years to Rosalie Grace Marriott, she survives him. He was previously married to Alyce W. Cooke of Dayville for 20 years, she also survives him. He graduated from Norwich Free Academy Class of 1948 and was the recipient of the Mechanical Drawing Prize, which was split with another graduate. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in the ASA Unit and was honorably discharged in 1953. He was employed as a design engineer, first with Pervel Industries for 24 1/2 years, then Acme Cotton; his final employment was with Anocoil in Rockville. He was a life member of the VFW Post #2650 in Danielson, life member of the Korean War Association, life member of the ASA Korea and a member of the American Legion Post in Rockville. His hobbies included photography and reading. Besides his wife and former wife, he is survived by two sons, Scott Meagher of Danielson and Terrance Meagher and his friend Felicia of Danielson; stepson, Andrew Hansen and his friend Darlene of Brooklyn; two daughters, Maureen St. Jean and her husband Louis of North Grosvenordale and Eileen Pankratz of Danielson; three brothers, James Meagher of Somers, William Meagher and his wife Aurore of Dayville and John Meagher of Brooklyn; 10 grandchildren, Joshua McCollom and his wife Jessica, Jessica Perkins, Derek St. Jean, Crystal Hummel, Seth Meagher, Thad Meagher, Jens Hansen, Freja Hansen, Matthew Meagher and Andrew Hansen. He is also survived by four great grandchildren, Sean Soucy, Trevor Perkins, Charles McCollom and Brett Perkins and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Tillinghast Funeral Home, 433 Main Street, Danielson. Burial will be in Westfield Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday morning from 10-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Connecticut Lung Association, 45 Ash Street, East Hartford, CT 06108-3272.
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"God saw you getting tired And a cure was not be.
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, 'Come to me'.
With tearful eyes we watched you
And saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating -
Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best."

"We thought of you today,
But that is nothing ne.
We thought about you yesterday
And will tomorrow too.
We think of you in silence,
And make no outward show
For what it meant to lose you
Only those who love you know.
Remembering you is easy
We do it every day,
It's the heartache of losing you
That will never go away.'
ASA Korea Member:  Charles Lamplough passed away November20, 2005.
Vernon Lloyd, who servied with the 304th CRBn in 1951-52, died at 7:00 a.m. March 10, 2006. Vern has been very ill for sometime and we send our condolences to his wife, Anita, and the family.
In several conversations and messages I shared with Lloyd, I know of his devout faith in the blessings and mercy of God in Jesus Christ. We now join in commending Vern to the eternal rest of God's Kingdom. Jesus told us, "Come unto Me, you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Vern now shares in that promise and lives now in the joy of his Lord.
Cards may be sent to: Anita Lloyd, 2632 Virgini Drive, Lower Burrell, PA 15068
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Other Members who have died recently as reported to us:

John Millians, died 4-28-05 (no other info) George Rammel, died 1-29-06, 501st CRGp. 1952-54
Non-members
Ron Rutherford, died 10-7-05, 126th Signal Service.
VAN RYNE, GERALD E.
On Friday, April 14, 2006 of Lansdowne, VA. GERALD EDWARD VAN RYNE is survived by his wife of 40 years Marian Van Ryne; a son Mark G. Van Ryne; a daughter Donna V. Gresh; a sister Carol A. Van Ryne; seven grandchildren Alexis, Jared and MacKensi Van Ryne, Erika, Ellie, Trey and Emily Gresh. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Maude Van Ryne; and a brother Albert Van Ryne. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 18, at the FAIRFAX MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 9902 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 21370 St. Theresa Lane, Ashburn, VA 20147, on Wednesday, April 19, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the St. Theresa Church Building Fund.
Published in The Washington Post from 4/17/2006 - 4/18/2006.
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WILLIAM ARTHUR NICKEL JR. died of a brief illness on July 15, 2006. Beloved son of Josephine Alley and William Nickel Sr. He is survived by his ex-wife Angela Vassallo and his children Whitney Nickel, Blake Nickel and Kiley and James Polak. He is also survived by his 3 granddaughters Peyton, Derian and Alexis. Bill grad-uated from Frankfurt High School in 1949. He served honorably in the Army and was a Korean War veteran decorated with the Army Good Conduct Medal and a Presidential Unit Citation. Originally from North East Phila., Bill lived in CT for 20 years then moved to NJ, where he resided for 25 years. Bill led a successful career as a professional ballroom dancer and in 1967 he and Angela were overall Latin Dance Champions. Bill was also a Gold Medal dance instructor and owner of several Arthur Murray Dance Studio franchises. Bill retired to Boynton Beach FL, where he passed. Friends and family are invited to a ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006, 10 A.M. LAMBIE FUNERAL HOME 8000 Rowland Ave., Phila. PA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to American Cancer Society or American Vet Assn.......Philly.com
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Herb Greenwood, a life member and Grievance Committee chairman, passed away on June 24, 2006.  Herb was assigned to the 330th CRC from 1952 to 1955.