From a contemporary press report:
George Washington Absher, Jr., age 79, of 3 Hoke Smith Blvd, #E-310, Rolling Green, South Carolina, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003.
Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late George Washington and Macie Nash Absher. He was a 1946 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryalnd, and served over 20 years in the US Navy, retiring as Commander. He was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his wife, Jeane Mazzulo Absher; two daughters and son-in-law, Cherie A. and Ron Hutchinson of Vienna, VA and Teri A. Klinkosz of Oakton, Virginia; three sons and daughters-in-law, George Washington Absher, III and Donna Absher of Seneca, South Carolina, Jeffery and Clare Absher of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina and Dr. John and Laureen Absher of Greenville, South Carolina; two sisters, Pauline Rachelle of Stanton, Virginia and Ruth Spates of Cape Coral, Florida; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Rolling Green. Graveside services with Full Military Honors will be held in Arlington National Cemetery on April 21, 2003. Please omit flowers.
Memorials may be made in memory of George W. Absher, Jr. to the Student Venture c/o Campus Crusade for Christ, 815 Old Roswell Rd., 3 C-500, Roswell, Georgia 30075; or to Hospice of South Carolina, 600 E. Washington St., Suite 614, Greenville, South Carolina 29601.
ABSHER, GEORGE WASHINGTON JR
CDR US NAVY
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 06/06/1945 – 07/01/1965
- DATE OF BIRTH: 09/07/1923
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/12/2003
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/21/2003
- BURIED AT: SECTION 65 SITE 25-23
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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.
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