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Richard Porritt
B: 1948-09-20
D: 2018-05-19
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ADRC James Rochefort, USNR (Ret)
B: 1932-05-02
D: 2018-05-13
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Rochefort, USNR (Ret), ADRC James
RADM Lyle Bull, USN (Ret)
B: 1938-04-08
D: 2018-05-04
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Freeman Boyer
B: 1921-09-14
D: 2018-04-27
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Steve Gavigan
B: 1954-08-05
D: 2018-04-22
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Joanne Andricos
B: 1934-03-11
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Suzie Long
B: 1944-05-23
D: 2018-04-19
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Tearle Gillies
B: 1934-09-06
D: 2018-04-18
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Lynn Burrows
B: 1941-04-05
D: 2018-04-17
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Alfonso Enriquez
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D: 2018-04-14
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Bob Nelson
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D: 2018-04-10
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Alma Sheppard
B: 1926-03-05
D: 2018-04-04
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Ronald Medcalf
B: 1943-03-08
D: 2018-04-04
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Medcalf, Ronald
John Wilburn
B: 1938-08-04
D: 2018-04-01
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Wilburn, John
Royce Keating
D: 2018-03-28
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Keating, Royce
Martha VanDusen
B: 1968-12-10
D: 2018-03-19
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Jacqueline Fortune
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D: 2018-03-18
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John Fielding
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D: 2018-03-13
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Mherling Luce
B: 1930-09-09
D: 2018-03-07
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Sharon Davis
B: 1961-01-31
D: 2018-03-04
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Carole Wieldraayer
B: 1951-04-01
D: 2018-03-03
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RADM Lyle Bull, USN (Ret)
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Condolence From: Daniel Rush
Condolence: One of the two Naval officers who most influenced my Navy career. Battle Group Alpha, you are remembered with a beer tonight Sir. Hail and fare thee well in Val Hallah.

Dan Rush
USN Ret
Bremerton Wa
Monday May 21, 2018
Condolence From: Arb and Andrea Rylant
Condolence: So many Lyle Bull stories...so little space....and all inspirational! Adm Bull was my XO and then CO in VA-196 from 1974 to 1976. He was an amazing example of humanity and leadership rolled up into one giant personality. In June 1976 off the coast of San Diego on USS ENTERPRISE, he called me out of the Ready Room into the adjacent passageway with a solemn "follow me" gesture. My wife was due to deliver our third child any day...so I was concerned. Remember this was before sonograms, cell phones, email, Skype, Facetime, etc. He then broke into the biggest Lyle Bull grin and said..."Do you want a boy or girl?" I said "either one." He handed me the Red Cross telegram announcing the birth of our son. I love that man.
Saturday May 12, 2018
Condolence From: Tom and Marcia Woodka
Condolence: We have lost a champion in a supporter and an operator of the A-6 Aircraft! Lyle was always there to help others and take care of people. He was truly a role model for everyone that was around him. As a former Commanding Officer of VA-196, we shared something in common. Lyle's reputation as the Commanding Officer was well known and something I looked up to for guidance. Lyle was always available to discuss the A-6 and his former squadron.
Our sincere sympathy to Diane and the Bull family.
Friday May 11, 2018
Condolence From: Dennis Marker
Condolence: Admiral Bull was the greatest patriot and American that it has ever been my privilege to know. My condolences to his family for their loss and grief. His memory will live in our hearts forever.
Friday May 11, 2018
Condolence From: PJ Braun
Condolence: It was my privilege to serve under Captain Bull while the Counseling & Assistance Center Director aboard USS Constellation.

He was a leader-by-example, who both expected & acknowledged professionalism in action by his shipmates... whatever their position in the chain-of-command. He will be missed...

v/r "PJ" Braun, ETCM/USN (retired)
Thursday May 10, 2018
Condolence From: Admiral James Ace Lyons, Jr.
Condolence: My sincerest condolences to the family. Lyle was a great leader and my most effective Carrier Strike Force Commander. I know his son will do his father proud. All the Best, Ace Lyons
Thursday May 10, 2018
Condolence From: Rickee D Eddleman
Condolence: RIP Sir! You were the epitome of what a true leader should be. Your kindness and guidance to a young Ensign, who didn't know "come here from sic'em", was never forgotten. I remember you telling me, "Rickee, don't let anybody ever tell you, because you're a girl, that you're not a valid and valuable part of the Navy! Keep your head straight and keep your sense of humor....you'll need it around us aviators.You were a guiding light in the very new and confusing world of Nav' Air.You had that remarkable ability to remember not only folks' names, but something about each and every one of us - including my late husband. My sincere condolences to the family, friends and former shipmates who knew and loved this extraordinary human being. Godspeed.
Wednesday May 09, 2018
Condolence From: D. M. Steiner, NC1 (Ret.)
Condolence: I was onboard Connie from 1981-1984, and RADM Bull (then Captain) was probably one of the most people oriented skippers I have ever served under. I was assigned to the Career Information Office (CIO) and one of my duties was to report the weekly retention figures to the Captain, on the bridge. He was always very interested and receptive to my reports, which always put me at ease. We had some tee shirts made for Bull's Bunch, but not sure if all crew members got them. I still have mine and it is one of the ship's mementos that I am proud to own. Rest in Peace, Skipper. You will always be remembered.
Wednesday May 09, 2018
Condolence From: RADM Philip Anselmo
Condolence: My daughter Elizabeth (Anselmo) Baumgartner, husband Nolan(Vancouver Canucks coach), and grandson Jake will attend service in our absence. God Bless all.
Wednesday May 09, 2018
Condolence From: RADM Philip S Anselmo
Condolence: RADM Lyle Bull is an inspiration to everyone who served with him. I was blessed to be his XO on Connie and later he was my BG CDR aboard Connie. Two Naval flight officers defended America! A first. He let me run my warship but I always knew it was because Diana told him to! My God bless the family always.
Wednesday May 09, 2018

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