From a contemporary press report:
GEORGE A. TREVORS, retired Navy captain, 68, of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of HIGHLANDS, died Tuesday (February 9, 1999) at his home. He was a 1948 graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School and a 1954 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, where he graduated with distinction honors for attaining the position of 46th in his class of 858 graduates.
He served as a Nuclear Power Submarine Commander in both the Atlantic and Pacific areas of Naval Operations. He received many Presidential Unit Citations and Distinguished Service Citations for Nuclear Submarine Operations during the Cold War and the Vietnam War.
He was assigned as assistant Atlantic and European Nuclear Fleet Operations Officer at the time of his retirement in 1976.
He joined the New York Power Authority as Director of Nuclear Administration in 1976. In 1982, he joined the staff of the Nebraska Power Authority as Division Manager of Nuclear Power, retiring in 1990. He was very active in the Community Theater Program and conducted a morning radio program at KZUM in Lincoln, Nebraska.
He was predeceased by his mother Katherine; former Highlands councilman Edmond Duffy; and his uncle, Walter F. Duffy, who was killed while serving in the New York 69th Division During World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Clarice; his son, Michael, Seattle; his stepson, Mark Krein, Trenton, Ga.; his brother, Walter, Brick; three grandsons, Ryan, Dylan and Zachary; his granddaughter, Cassidy, Seattle; two nieces, Jennifer, Brick, and Dawn, Toms River; his nephew, Chris; and two great-nephews.
Full military honors and interment will follow a Mass of Christian Burial at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, on Friday. Cage-Mills Funeral Home, Eberhart Chapel, 4901 Eberhart Road, Corpus Christi, Texas, is in charge of arrangements. The family would appreciate memorial donations to the Twenty-One Plus, Inc., Opportunities For Adults With Developmental Disabilities, 1130 Hooper Ave., Toms River, NJ 08753, in his memory.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard