This page is used to post brief announcements of any shipmates that are seriously
ill or hospitalized.
Since former Cecil crew members are scattered world wide, it is difficult, if not impossible,
for this humble web site to track when they need to report to Sick Bay and may need to be
treated at the hospital. If you hear that any of your former Cecil shipmates
are ill and might appreciate hearing from an old shipmate
please send me an Email message
that states the members name, address, and phone number, and any other
information you'd like to see included.
This notification allows former shipmates to:
- Give their buddies a call to cheer them up and wish them a speedy recovery.
- Send an appropriate card that will bring a smile to their faces.
October 9, 2004 - Note to my shipmates ---- I will be entering the New England
Baptist Hospital in Boston a week from Monday, October 18, 2004, to undergo
hip replacement surgery. I expect to be hospitalized for at least 4 to 5 days and
be recovering at home during my rehab. I don't expect to be out and about for
a few weeks at the minimum. My wife Marcia, a retired RN, will be keeping an eye
on me to make sure I get the best of care.
June 6, 2004 - Note to my shipmates ---- Captain Rozier had a heart attack about ten days ago.
He says he is doing fine after having angioplasty.
Why not take the time to look up Captain Rozier's address in the
"R Roster" and send him a "get well soon" card
or drop him an Email of encouragement for a speedy recovery.
May 28, 2004 - Note to my shipmates ---- Yesterday I went
to the VA hospital to talk to my surgeon
for set-up time for my aneurysm operation. I decided to
have it done on August 6th. This choice was made because
of my 45th year class reunion from Unity High School,
which is on July 31st.
June 4, 2004 - Update on Al ---- Click HERE:
May 28, 2004 - Note to my shipmates ----
My husband, Al Fontaine, is currently hospitalized because of a small stroke. He is showing
progress, for which we are very grateful. He can attend to his own personal needs, and walks using a walker.
Today he moved up to a walker on wheels. Next will be a cane, and then, hopefully he will walk unassisted.
The main problem to be addressed is swallowing, since he currently can swallow only liquids- thin and
full liquids. Jello does not go down, for instance. He does speech exercises to strenghten his neck muscles,
so that he can soon graduate to pasta and steaks.
His spirits are very good, as he said yesterday, "I want to get the hell out of here." With a fighting spirit
like that, we believe that he's going to do fine.
Prayers would be welcomed. He sends all his buddies best wishes for good health, the best of gifts that Life has to offer.
Regards: Terry Fontaine
Note from Site Author:
Why not take the time to look up Al's address in the
"F Roster" and send him a "get well soon" card.
April 15, 2004 - Note to my shipmates ----
This morning I received a call from the aneurysm operation coordinator,
at the VA hospital, and she informed me that I was accepted to receive the
operation. She said that on the 25th of May I had an appointment to meet
and talk with the surgeon. He will ask me if I'm sure about having the
operation and will discuss the procedure with me. At that meeting my operation
date will be set up. I sure hope the odds are in my favor of having a great recovery.
This news sure satisfied me as my assistance on the Cuban missile crisis teaching
will not be effected by the operation. It also means that I"ll. see my
64th birthday day show up, the 10th of May.
I'll let you know what is going on after the meeting on the 25th of May.
---- Regards Elroy Nelson
Why not take the time to look up Elroy's address in the
"N Roster" and send him a "get well soon" card.
Harold Miller is seriously ill. He was aboard ship from 1951-1952.
Please remember him in your prayers.
Harold can be found in the "M Roster" page.
February 2, 2004 - Sad to report that
Elroy Nelson S02 is getting prepared for major
neurosurgery. All hands take a minute to offer a prayer that Elroy comes through with flying colors.
Elroy was the leading sonarman aboard the Cecil during the encounter with a Russian
submarine during the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. Why not take the time to look up Elroy's address in the
"N Roster" and send him a "get well soon" card.
Gerald Davis is also having medical problems. His address is 7381 Henson
Welcome, MD 20693. Gerald can be found in the "D Roster" page.
Please give them a call or drop them a line.
February 13, 2006 - Note to my shipmates from Morgan Dellinger (1947-1949) ---
HELLO YOU ALL,
AS YOU MAY KNOW BY NOW I MISSED THE TOP OF A CURB
AND LOST MY BALANCE FELL BACKWARD LANDING ON MY
RIGHT HIP AND BROKE IT. HAD COMPLETE HIP REPLACEMENT.
I AM HOME AND DOING PRETTY WELL, GETTING ABOUT HOUSE
WITH A WALKER, SLOW BUT SURE NEEDED SOME HELP FIRST
NIGHT HOME GETTING INTO BED BUT NOW CAN DO THAT MY
LOVE TO ALL DELL
Note from Site Author: Why not take the time to
look up Dell's address in the
"D Roster" and send him a "get well soon" card, or
maybe give him a call.
February 17, 2006 - An Email from shipmate Jules Fryoux
informed me that Frank Cauley is seriously ill and bed ridden.
Any of Frank's old shipmates out there may want to take the
time to send Frank a card and offer a prayer for him. Frank
served in the Cecil from 1953 to 1955 and currently hails from
Easton, PA. Frank's address and phone number can be found in the
"C Roster" page.
March 6, 2006 - An Email from shipmate Jules Fryoux
informed me that Louie Capriotti is in the hospital with a bleeding ulcer.
Janice can give you info on him. Any former shipmates of Lou may want to
send him a get well card. Lou is listed on the
C Roster page where you
can find his address and phone number information.
March 10, 2006 - An Email From shipmate Greg Wells, 1975-1977:
"I will be having Cervical Disk Surgery and Fusion on 16 March 2006.
Recovery should take around 6 weeks. Hope to see you all in San Diego!"
Just a short note to let you know that Dale Halvorson has been diagnosed
unexpectadly with colon and liver cancer. He is recovering from the colon
cancer and will find out about any chemo this week.We are hopingto still come
to the reunion.
P.S We ask for prayers