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PFC Drew E. Dixon
Dixon - Conderman VFW Post 2514, New Bern, NC
Dixon - Conderman
VFW Post 2514
New Bern
North Carolina
1st Lt Robert J. Conderman

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VFW Life member
John "Jack" Ecklund
passed away Monday 4-July-2016.
Jack was a WW2 veteran.
August 31, 1924 - July 4, 2016
Service information is unavailable at this time.
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Jason Harold Savakinus

Jason Harold Savakinus
March 5, 1983 - June 11, 2016

Proud United States Marine, loving husband and father, Jason Harold Savakinus passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at his home. He was 33 years old.

Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2016 at Crossroads Baptist Church

Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2016 at Crossroads Baptist Church with the Rev. Dwight Williams officiating. He will be laid to rest at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Jason served our country with honor and distinction in the United States Marine Corps at home and abroad in Afghanistan, earning several medals for his service. Following his service, he became an active member of the local V.F.W. post and gave of his time and efforts volunteering to help others. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for the City of New Bern and enjoyed hunting in his spare time. Most of all, he loved his family and cherished the opportunity to spend time with them. He will be greatly missed by them and all who knew him.

Jason is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Tracy Ingram Savakinus; son, Bryson Savakinus; stepson, Alex Ingram; stepdaughters, Stephanie Prince and Samantha McGowan; mother, Carol Savakinus; brother, John P. Savakinus and Brian Savakinus; and grandson, Adam Prince. His father, John Paul Savakinus, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends just prior to the service from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Crossroads Baptist Church. Friends are encouraged to share memories and sign the online guest book by visiting

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Autism Society of N.C., 205 Plaza Drive, Suite D, Greenville, NC 27858.

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Darrell Bradford Matthews

Darrell "D. B." Matthews, 76, born September 2, 1939, to Maggie and James Matthews in Charleston, WV, passed away June 6, 2016.

He is survived by his wife, Christine, a sister, Doris Donovan (Charlie), daughter, Kimberly Lulei (Chuck), granddaughters, Michelle and Whitney, nephew, Scott Donovan, stepson, Jeff Herring, sisters-in-law, Ann Small (Edward) and Jean Grimes (Elmer), and a brother-in-law, Fred Johnson (Ann).

"D.B" was preceded in death by his father and mother, James & Maggie Matthews, step-mother, Ester Matthews, step-father, Denver Raines, sister Carol Colvard, son, Brad Matthews, step-daughter, Janice Cichy.

D.B was a beloved husband and father, who thoroughly enjoyed playing golf with his friends. He worked at Union Carbide and Frit Car, and was the past president of Mens Auxillary at VFW Post 2514.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Cotten Funeral Home. Burial will follow with graveside service at 12 p.m. at New Bern Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to VFW Post 2514, 3850 Butler Road, New Bern, NC 28560.

Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.

Online condolences can be made by going to

Published in Sun Journal from June 7 to June 8, 2016

Kenneth Joseph Waldo

NEW BERN | Kenneth Joseph Waldo, 81 of New Bern, departed this life on June 4, 2016.He was born in Carteret, NJ, but raised and schooled in Baltimore, MD. He joined the Army reserve in November 1952 and went on active duty in March 1953. He served in Korea and was awarded the National Defense medal, United Nations Service medal, the Presidential Unit Citation ribbon, and the Republic of Korea Presidential Citation. During later years he was awarded the Department of the Navy Meritorious Commendation ribbon, and the Korea Defense Service Medal. He was a charter member of the Havelock Fire Department and was Secretary of same. He was also a charter member of Township Six Fire Department where he served as Vice President and President, and was assistant Fire Chief for 13 years. He served as a Commissioner on the Craven County Recreation and Park Department for 13 years. He was an avid bowler, serving as an officer in many leagues, as well as on the Craven County Men's Bowling Association. He was a life member of VFW Post 2514 and of the Military Order of the Cootie (MOC) Pup Tent 14, and held each of the offices in both organizations. He was a charter member of Chapter 265 of the Korean War Veterans Association.

 He was preceded in death by his parents George and Helen, and his son, Geoffrey. He is survived by his loving wife Shirley, son Charles, daughters Nancy, Barbara, and Patricia, and step-daughters Cathy, Brenda, Marie, and Michelle, as well as 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, 2 nephews, and 3 nieces.

He was saved in Christ and was an active member of Croatan FWB Church, where he served as a trustee, and requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Croatan FWB Church.

 A Memorial Service will be held in his honor at Croatan FWB Church on June 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm.

Arrangements are by Kahlert Funerals & Cremations in Maysville.

Sun Journal Obituary

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New Bern, NC

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The purpose of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is to preserve and support the patriotic and historical interests of our country, our communities and our veterans; to strengthen the common bonds of the men and women who have served and who are currently serving in our military; to assist them and their families; to enhance their quality of life; and to maintain true allegiance to the Constitution and laws of the United States of America and defend her from all enemies, whomsoever.

We will accomplish our mission by:
• Perpetuating the memory and history of our dead through public and private acts of remembrance;
• Preserving and defending the honor, integrity and rights of all veterans and those currently serving in the military;
• Fostering patriotism through education and volunteerism within the community; and
• Advocating for a strong national defense.

In 1899, the American Veterans of Foreign Service (Columbus, Ohio) and the National Society of the Army of the Philippines (Denver, Colo.) were organized to secure rights and benefits for veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippines War (1899-1902). These two organizations merged in 1914, creating the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. VFW was chartered by Congress in 1936.

Ref: Commander’s Leadership Reference Guide 2010-2011; pages 109 and 110


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 Joe Moore MooreJ

Dixon - Conderman
VFW Post 2514
Post Office Box 3196
New Bern, N.C. 28564-3196
(252) 637-9222

Last Updated:
10 August 2016