USS MEREDITH ASSOCIATION
TAPS: Kenneth Randall (Randy) Myers, U.S. Naval Commander, Ret., age 72, beloved husband of Anita Lewin Myers, of Fairfield, passed away on July 21, 2014 in Maefair Healthcare, of Trumbull. In addition to Anita, his devoted wife, Randy will be remembered by his children, Kenneth Gross, of Fishkill, NY, Karen Greenwood, and her husband, James, of Fairfield, Benjamin Gross, and his wife, Dr. Cherry Libramonte, of New York City, Rex Myers, and his wife, of New Jersey, Tyler Myers, and his wife, Lissa, of New Jersey; five grandchildren, Adam Price, Emma and Ian Greenwood, Jagger Gross, Eric Myers; two great grandchildren, Mia and Madelyne Price; two sisters-in-law, Sara Abramson, of New York, Berta Lewin, of Illinois; one brother-in-law, Jerry Plum, of Alabama; several nieces and nephews. Randy was predeceased by his parents, C. Kenneth and Elizabeth Hinds- Wright Myers and sister, Constance Plum. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Randy resided in numerous locations throughout his Naval and Defense Contractor careers including Carmel, CA, Moorestown, NJ, Roslyn Heights, NY, and Washington, DC. In more recent years, Anita and he enjoyed living in Saint Augustine, FL, and Fairfield. After attending North Carolina State University for two years, Randy was accepted into the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD and graduated with the class of 1965. During his subsequent 20 years of active duty, he served aboard the Aegis Class Guided-Missle Cruiser, USS Ticonderoga, with prior assignments on many other ships, including the USS Norton Sound and USS Braine. He earned two Masters Degrees from the Naval Post Graduate School, in the areas of Electrical Engineering and Business Administration. Upon his retirement from the Navy, Randy began a second career in the Defense industry, and was recognized for his contributions in the improvement of the Aegis Command System while employed by Sperry/Unisys and Boeing Corporations. A talented athlete through his life, Randy followed college basketball and football, especially his beloved US Naval Academy. In his leisure time he was an avid reader, a stamp collector and enjoyed managing his investments. A person of strong faith, he took great pleasure in attending church and regularly participated in bible-study classes. He enjoyed family vacations and took great pride in watching his grandchildren compete in their various sports. Randy possessed a natural leadership quality that positively touched his family, colleagues, and friends alike. Memorial Contributions may be directed to: American Alzheimer's Association, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. First Lieutenant Myers served aboard DD-890 from 1965-67.
TAPS: Ralph B. Beardsley 88, Carmel, IN, passed away on July 15, 2013. Born in Cleveland Heights August 21, 1924. A graduate from US Merchant Marine Academy, at Kings Point. Served in WWII and Korean War. Retired from Diamond Chain of Indianapolis as vice president of operations. An avid golfer since age 10 and member and past President of Hillcrest Country Club. He is survived by wife of 67 years Betty Beardsley, daughter Christine Davis, niece Jackie DeLozier, three grandchildren and four great grandsons. Proceeded in death son, PFC Jeffrey R. Beardsley, Sister Thelma Davidson and son-in-law Rick A. Davis. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hillcrest Historic Foundation 6098 Fall Creek Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46220. Ralph's family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the PCU at IU North Hospital for their kindness and compassionate care. Ralph served aboard DD890 in 1952.
TAPS - Cedric L. Warren (Limey) age 85, Master Chief (E9), 20 year retired Navy veteran and proud patriot, formerly of Eden Prairie, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 15, 2015. Proceeded in death by brother, Dunston. Survived by son, Gordon (Lisa); daughters Denise (Jerry) Kelsay, Tracy (Wes) Harms, Sheryl (Bob) Longnecker; grandchildren, Abby, Katie (Matt), Josh and Jerry; sister, Wilma Spence; brother, Bill; and former wife and good friend, Shirley Warren. Active member of Voiture 1281 - 40/8, American Legion and life member of the VFW. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Animal Ark, Hastings, MN. Limey served aboard DD-890 1947-1952.