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It's with a truly heavy heart that I inform you that our shipmate Don Crinkey departed on Eternal Patrol. If you didn't attend our monthly base meetings or some of our dinners, you probably didn't know our shipmate Don Crinkey. He RARELY missed a monthly base meeting, coming from Springfield with his good friend and shipmate Bob Frier . In his words, he “loved the brotherhood and camaraderie of the submarine service and being with the Columbus Base shipmates”. Don didn't qualify in submarines. He served in the US Navy in the late 1950's and was a ground crew member of the Blue Angels flight teams. But dolphins or not, Don was a submariner at heart... in deed, in action, in his unselfishness, in the way he treated his submarine brothers, in the way he treated everyone. While on vacation in New England some years back, Don came across a brass bell. He immediately thought of the Columbus Base ritual of ringing the bell for lost boats at our monthly base meetings, bought the bell, and donated it to the base. At one of our monthly base meetings, there was no flag to honor with the Pledge of Allegiance. Don bought a flag and staff and donated it to the base… he and Bob Frier keeping it in Springfield and bringing it to the base meetings every month. Both the bell and flag are used at every meeting. Columbus Base was proud to honor Don. We bestowed an Honorary Membership in 2005, “ in recognition of his continuous support of Columbus Base, and his profound interest in submarine and veterans’ issues”. Don also received at least one Certificate of Appreciation for his contributions.. Don Crinkey wasn't a submariner... at least not from the point of serving and qualifying on submarines. But he was as much a submariner as any I ever met. And I’ll miss him.. CRINKEY, Donald Eugene Age 80, of Springfield passed away June 13,2018. He was bom January 8, 1938, in Steubenville, Ohio, to Lawrence Donald Crinkey and Margaret (Somerville) Crinkey. Don was a 1956 graduate of Springfield High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving for 2 years with the Blue Angels. He retired from Navistar in 1993 and was a member of several Masonic and service organizations. Don is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth Kay (Circle) Crinkey; one daughter, Jennifer Lynn (David) Heflin; one grandson, William F. Heflin, all of Amelia, OH; one sister-in-law, Deborah Crinkey of Springfield. He is preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Keith Edwin Crinkey. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Dayton and Dr. Filix Kencana of the Springfield Regional Cancer Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420, or the Springfield Regional Cancer Center. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 4 PM. in RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME, 838 East High St. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.richardsraffanddunbar.com. Clutch
Posted by cliff Thursday, June 14, 2018 (17:45:48)
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Posted by cliff Monday, November 20, 2017 (20:10:17)
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of our shipmate Patrick Mushill, ET1(SS). He departed on eternal patrol Friday, October 6, 2017, in Pickerington, Ohio after a long battle with ocular melanoma. Patrick was born on January 13, 1963 in Granite City, IL. He was a "nuke" and qualified on the USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624) in 1985. He also served on the USS Seahorse (SSN-669). Visitation will be held on Saturday October 21, 2017 from 12-2 PM at Newcomer Funeral Home, SW Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123 where a memorial service will be held at 2 PM. Submariners are encouraged to wear their vests.As is our custom, Columbus Base will make a $100.00 donation to the USSVI Scholarship Fund in Patrick Mushill's memory We will miss you, Patrick. Sailor, Rest Your Oar. Tim Barker, Commander, Columbus Base
Posted by cliff Saturday, October 21, 2017 (14:11:32)
Richard A Morin
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing on 15 September 2017 of our shipmate Richard Albert Morin , CAPT. MSC USN (Ret.). He qualified on the USS Raton (SS-270) in 1957 Capt. Morin was born in Rochester, NH, the son of the late Albert T. and Barbara E.Morin and was a graduate of Spaulding High school and George Washington University. Capt. Morin enlisted in November of 1948 and served on continuous active duty for over 38 years. While enlisted he qualified in Submarines, both diesel and nuclear. He was commissioned in the Medical Service Corps on 5 November 1961. He also served on the USS Pickaway (APA-222), USS Raton (SSR-270) and the USS Fulton (AS-11) and on many shore duty stations including Cairo Egypt and Rota Spain. He retired from the Navy on 30 June 1987. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Navy Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars, Navy Unit Commendation Good Conduct Medal with two Gold Stars,The Navy Expeditionary Medal, The China Service Medal, the National Defense Medal with Gold Star, the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Medal. . He was a member of the USS Seadragon during its historic "NorthWest passage to the North Pole" and then Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. For over twenty years after his retirement from the U.S. Navy he was an active volunteer for the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron. In 2016 he was named to the Intercollegiate Hall of Fame and was recognized with a Life Time Service award. He was also active in several homeowners associations and community organizations. His loving and devoted wife of 47 years , Joan Shirley Morin, died in 2013. He is survived by his brother Roger F. Morin, his sons Glenn E. Morin, Gary E. Morin and Albert T. Morin II, and their respective spouses Dr. Robin Spitko, Mrs. Bobbie Morin, Mrs. Nancy Morin and his Grandchildren, Christopher Morin, Emily Morin, Adam Morin, Isaac Morin, Cody Morin and Chayla Morin.. Relatives and friends may call on Friday, September 29 from 4-8 PM at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Avenue, Annapolis. There will be a funeral service on Saturday, September 30 at 10:30am, at St. Margaret's Church, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis MD. Reception to follow at the church. Capt. Morin will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers donations to The American Cancer Society are requested.. As is our custom, Columbus Base will make a $100.00 donation to the USSVI Scholarship Fund in Richard Morins memory.. We will miss you, Richard. We're proud to have known you and been your shipmates.. Sailor, Rest Your Oar.
Posted by cliff Thursday, September 28, 2017 (13:47:38)
Meeting Photo Links
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Posted by cliff Thursday, May 04, 2017 (09:52:00)
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of our WWII shipmate Denver Smith, EM1(SS). He qualified on the USS Grayling (SS-209) in 1943.
Posted by cliff Friday, January 20, 2017 (06:20:37)
James E Williams
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of our Cold War shipmate James E Williams, MT2(SS). He qualified on the USS Atule (SS-403) in 1965. He was qualified 51 years and joined the Holland Club in 2015. He also served on Simon Bolivar SSBN-641 and John C Calhoun SSBN-630. Williams James Edgar Williams, age 70, of Canal Winchester, passed away suddenly Wednesday, November 2, 2016. U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a member of the SubVets in Columbus. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Lancaster Community Band. Retired from the Limited Brands. Preceded in death by parents James Frederick and Vivian Williams. Survived by his loving wife, Elaine; son, Robert (Heather) Flanagan; sister, Gwen Williams (Gary Morrison); one niece and one great niece. Arrangements by ORWOODYARD Funeral Home (Groveport).
Columbus Base will make a $100.00 donation to the USSVI Scholarship Fund in James Williams memory.
We will miss you, James.
Sailor, Rest Your Oar.
Posted by cliff Friday, November 04, 2016 (09:42:33)
Clyde 'Al' Albergottie
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of our shipmate Clyde 'Al' Albergottie ETCM(SS) on September 19, 2016. Al qualified on the USS Blenny (SS-324) in 1960 We will miss you, Al. Sailor, Rest Your Oar.
Posted by cliff Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (07:43:52)
June and July Meetings
The Columbus Base June and July meetings were held at: American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085 (Map). Minutes from the meeting are posted in the "Meeting Minutes" Forum, photos are posted in the gallery and can be viewed by either clicking on the thumbnail to the left or "Photo Gallery" tab in the main menu.
Posted by webmaster Friday, July 29, 2016 (06:27:23)
Worthington Memorial Day Parade
The Columbus Base Marched in the Worthington Memorial Day Parade Monday 30 May. Photos of the parade are posted in the gallery and can be viewed by either clicking on the thumbnail to the left or "Photo Gallery" tab in the main menu. Anyone having additional photos please forward to either the Base Commander or Webmaster so they can be added to the album
Posted by webmaster Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (09:43:49)
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