Veterans of Foreign Wars
The VFW Mission
VFW is an organization of war veterans committed to ensuring rights, remembering sacrifices, promoting patriotism, performing community services and advocating for a strong national defense.
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Jason Harold Savakinus
Jason Harold Savakinus
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.
"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.
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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.
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,
Ref: Commander’s Leadership Reference Guide 2010-2011; pages 109 and 110
Joe Moore MooreJ
15 July 2016