USS Thomas J. Gary Reunion Group

Ronald Day

5608 CR 10 Heuvelton, NY 13654

Home-315-344-8823 Cell-315-528-0642 email


Dear Shipmate, October 2015 Newsletter

This fall Sheila and I traveled back to Nova Scotia by camper. We visited western Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Is. and New Brunswick. Had a great time, people are so friendly plus seafood was great. Some of you may remember a little boy in a sailor suit in the reunion pictures about 30 years ago. That little boy is now 38 years old and is our son Geoff. He is a mountain climber. He and Emily (also a mt. climber) just got married on Sept. 26, 2015. Emily always told her mother that she was going to meet her husband on a mt. and get married on a mt. They were married on a mountain in the Adirondacks in eastern New York. We are in Florida right now and will go home for the holidays.

I now have about 140 people on email. If you would like to receive your letter by email let me know. Saves postage plus you get updates!

Had a great time at the reunion in Danvers. Mass. Most people toured Salem to learn about the Witches. Many nice seacoast area were visited. Attendees: Frank Perrella; John Yannacci; Ron & Eileen Adams; Bob & Wanda Cincar; Bill Buttimer & Rita Defelice; Bill & Jean Thompson; Bill & Carol Charlsen; Jack Merna; Jim & Cathy Bennett; Ron & Sheila Day; Tom & Sherrie Pritikin; Vilnis & Elie Pakalns; Dick & Gloria Schreiner; Alan & Colleen Baker; Sean & Anna Baker; Erin Baker; Bill Stewart & DianeBishop; Gary & Pat Coager; Harry & Ami Forhan; David Turinese: Dave & Phyllis Gubanc; Ken & Romy Hayes; Walt Crall; Ernie Dreimiller; tom & Peggy Heggie; Ralph Parady.

Gary ball caps at $18 post paid.

Mini Reunion in Umatilla, Florida will be held around the week of Feb. 14, 2016. I will send out an email with info; otherwise contact me sometime late Jan. There has been a suggestion that we make Florida our main reunion each year. This may make sense as more shipmates come south for the winter. We will discuss it so if you have input let me know. We could either cancel the summer ones or make them shorter.


2016 Reunion Lakewood (Denver) Colorado

July 7-9 2016

(Notice I have moved to July due to obligations I have in June, also this could be our last summer reunion)

I have contracted with the Courtyard Denver Southwest Lakewood, 7180 West Hampden Ave, Lakewood, CO 80227 (303-985-9696). Cost is $119 per night which includes a full hot breakfast. You must mention you are with the USS Thomas J. Gary group. There are extra days ahead and after if you want to stay longer, again mention you are with the Gary group to get that rate. Make your reservations by June 6, 2016 .


Banquet Detail

Our banquet will be Sat night at 5:30PM. Dress is casual. Information in the spring newsletter.

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