MANVILLE: Remembering those who served

18 veterans who died in last year especially recalled at service

By Mary Ellen Day, Special Writer
   Veterans of Foreign War Post 2290 held its annual Veterans Day memorial service on Sunday outside the post hall. Members and the ladies auxiliary participated.
   Commander Charles Goodyear said, “We are here assembled to pay a lasting tribute of respect to our departed comrades. When the call of our country was heard, comrades answered. As brave men and women, they marched away, abiding and their faith in God their country and their flag.”
   VFW members laid a red, white and blue carnation, and a wreath at the memorial. A gun salute was shot, and taps was played. The names of the deceased members of the VFW Post 2290 who passed away within the year were read by Past Post Commander Jim Wisor as a bell tolled for each one.
   Veterans who passed away in the year were Sabitiono Rossi, John Quick, Stanley Raczkowski, Henry Stashek, Ciro Incao, Thomas Collins, James Dempsey, Michael Derzack, Joe Ripka, Stanley Kowalski, Leonard Skirkanish, Irving Stoveken, John Bukovecky, George Kappeler, Frank Skibbee Jr., Phillip Gessner, Charles Mielnicki and Arthur Estok.