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23rd Annual Reunion
September 9th - 13th
Tampa, FL
Wayne Agee,  Concord, NC
Fred Applegate, Bay Head, NJ
Ronald Berg, Palm City, FL
David Blansett, Honey Grove, PA     Raymond Bryant, Accord, NY
Art Bjorkner, Budd Lake, NJ
Walter Carlson, Sebastian, FL
James Connallon,  Toms River, NJ
Jim Dunno,  Johnstown, OH
Fred Gallagher, Lexington, SC
Edward Herbst,  Bloomingdale, NJ
Dorothy Hodnichak (H),  Euclid, OH
Nick Huzinec,  Bridgewater, NJ
George Kaiser,  Glenolden, PA
John Kelly Jr, Southampton, NY
Fred Kiesel, Vero Beach, FL
Michael Klienbeck, Dowell, MD


Bill Manning, Hernando, MS
Gene McNeill,  Cleveland, TN
George Mitchell, Hudson, NY
Ed O'Brien, Edwards, CO
Pat Pasquarella, Norwalk, CT
Alex Paszly,  Greenwich, CT
Carl Peck,  Greenwich, CT
James Perko,  Barnegat Light, NJ
Joseph Rios, Vacaville, CA
Mark Rucker,  Springfield, OH
Tom Stachelski, Summerville, SC
William Swiecicki, Wakefield, MA
Joseph Theisen, Plainedge, NY
Ed Wesolowski, Hampton, NY
Ron Zimmerman Sr,  Port St. Lucie, FL
Marriott Tampa Westshore

Tampa, FL


Wednesday, September 9th, Welcome Reception:  "Arrival and Welcome” by the Association in the Hospitality Room of the Marriott Tampa Westshore Hotel in Tampa, FL. It was wonderful seeing Sitkin shipmates and their spouses again. The Marriott provided an excellent buffet of steamship beef, roast turkey, baked ham, assorted cheese, sliced fruit, grilled, and chilled vegetables.

We use the Hospitality Room for extra activities during our reunion stay. This year, Eugene McNeill brought his model (an exact replica) of the USS Great Sitkin for us to see. (Photo of Eugene’s Sitkin model is featured in the November 2012 newsletter.)

Some of the group decided to go to Busch Gardens that day also. (click on pictures below for a larger view)



Last updated:  09/02/16