Ronald Smith

February 22, 1948 – October 28, 2020 Brother Smith of Sangerville joined Chaplin Camp #3 in 2012 and served as Camp CW Memorials Officer for several years. He transferred to Col. C.S. Douty Camp #11 as a Charter Member at the beginning of this year. Ron was proud of his family’s patriotic and military history and served…

Lewis Austin Beal, Sr.

Lewis Austin Beal Sr., 82, of Bradley went to be with his heavenly father on September 02, 2020 surrounded by his family at his home. He was born on November 21, 1937 on Beals Island, Maine where he grew up, graduated from Beals High School in 1956 and later in life graduated Summa Cum Laude…

Richard Orr

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Past-Commander-in-Chief Richard Orr this afternoon, August 2, 2020. PCinC Orr was a powerful force in the leadership of this National Organization and in his home Department of Pennsylvania for decades. His accomplishments are myriad, and his influence, immeasurable. Richard Orr’s presence will be sorely…

Irene Triplett

It our sad duty to report the death of Real Daughter Irene Triplett, on May 31, 2020 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina at the age of 90. Sister Triplett was the last federally pensioned dependent of a Civil War veteran. Her father, Pvt. Mose Triplett, served in both the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil…

Ora R. Moitoso

It is our sad duty to announce the passing of Past National President of the Auxiliary to the SUVCW, Sister Ora Moitoso who passed away on 14 May 2020. Sr. Moitoso served as National President ASUVCW in 1990-1991. From East Providence, she was a member of the Department of Rhode Island ASUVCW. Our thoughts and…

Lowell Varner Hammer

It is our sad duty to report the passing, on January 7, 2020, of Lowell V. Hammer, Past Commander-in-Chief (1991-1992).  He also served as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway Officer, Washington, D.C. Liaison Officer, National Council of Administration, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, and Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief. Brother Hammer was a Colonel in the Sons…

Rev. Richard O. Partington, Sr.

Rev. Richard O. Partington Sr., Past Commander-in Chief (1987-1988) on December 8, 2019. During 1938, Brother Partington joined Philadelphia Camp #200 and attended the 75th Reunion of the Blue and Gray in Gettysburg. He attended his first National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic and the SUVCW in Pittsburgh, PA in 1939 and…

Sally J. Krantz

September 23, 2019 Sally was a Past National President [2002-2003] for the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Seminary, Villa Maria College and Buena Vista College in Iowa. She volunteered at the Buffalo City Mission and loved animals and classical music.