Submitted by Name: Bill Hanzel, Pres. Markab Association From: Aurora, CO E-mail: email@example.com
Comments: Today I attended the funeral services for shipmate Richard Stef as a representative of the Markab Association. I was welcomed warmly by his family and treated as a guest of honor. The services included the Navy Hymn as the processional hymn and Anchors Aweigh as the recessional song. There was a slide show looping before services started and there were several pictures taken aboard the Markab. I even recognized some of them. I am hoping to see Bob and his wife Cindy at the reunion banquet when we have our two bell ceremony. Maybe some of our WW2 vets remember Richard Stefanisin from Chicago, IL
Added: February 3, 2014
Submitted by Name: Bill Hanzel, for Robert Stef From: Aurora, CO E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments: Dear USS Markab members.
I regret to inform you that another of your heros died this week. Richard Robert Stefanisin (now Stef) served during WWII on the USS Markab as a Water Tender 3rd Class. He died from heart related issues on is daughters birthday, Tuesday January 28, 2014 at his home with family in Aurora Colorado. He never knew of your organization until just recently and he was so excited to know that you have an annual reunion. He was making plans to attend next year with his wife but unfortunately he died before that could happen. I don't know if any of your members remember my father, but he will be buried this next week in the Ft. Logan National Cemetary with Military Honors. His funeral will conclude with Anchors Aweigh and a 21 gun salute. God bless all of our veterans of all wars, but especially to each of you who served on the USS Markab. Robert F. Stef
Comments: My husband John F Angelo served aboard the Markab AR23 in early 1960s. He passed away May,1999. I am looking for any friends of his and pictures that anyone might have taken. I think he was a fireman E2 maybe, he lost one rank because he waited too long to reenlist. He had a lot of friends during that tour and I was hoping to find some and see how they are doing.
Comments: I just an entry yesterday and forgot to give my husbands name - I was wondering if anyone knew my late husband, Ronald W. Moffatt. He was assigned to the outside repair shop working on air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Also, he was assigned as division compartment petty officer and division damage control petty officer.
Comments: I served on the Markab 1966-1968 in valve and pump shop I have just been elected as VFW sate commander department of Iowa .would like to hear from all shipmates If I can be of service please call VFW department of Iowa or call me at 319-321-9195.Does anyone know were I can get our ships picture to hang in my office.
Comments: My Grandfather (Joseph Szatko) served on the USS Markab (AR-23), not exactly sure which years unfortunately, and I came across this site as I'm putting together a shadow box for him. He was my inspiration to join the Navy out of high school and I wanted to show him thanks by putting something nice together for him.
Just thought I'd pop in and say hi for him since he doesn't own a computer.
Comments: FYI, Marie(wife) and I attended our good friend Dennis Hayes advancement ceremony to senior master sgt. in the USAF. Dennis and his wife Mellisa and thier four daughters have been instrumental working with Space Coast Honor Flight for the last three years and prior to that with the group from Wyoming. Three WWII vets attended Dennis's advancement and later he re-upped with LT. General Bill Welser re-signing him .Dennis works at The Cape Canavaral Air Force Station. General Welser is the president of SCHF and we just sent off another 25 vets to Washington, the first of seven groups this year. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be associated with this oustanding organization.
Comments: My father Sidney Lee Bell served on the Markad 60-64. He was a MP-A in the eng. room. If anyone remembers him please send me a message, I would love to hear your stories. My father passed away on Aug 21. 2010. I miss his stories and now with I would have done more with him. I have lots of photos and have no clue who they are of. If anyone remembers him and is willing to help me put names with some faces and places that they went I would greatly appreciate it.