CANDOER Retirement Group

A World-Wide Organization

Communicators AND Others Enjoying Retirement

October 01, 2018 - Present
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:20 p.m.

Death of Michael "Andy" Jordan

Lynn Crammer asked me to add "Andy" Jordan to the "In Memory" page.

Andy passed on December 18, 2016.

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Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 4:20 p.m.

Death of Christy (Stout) Kraemer

Christy Kraemer

Daughter of Carlus and Patricia Stout

Christy N. Kraemer, 50, of Stockertown, PA, formerly of Wilson Borough, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a five-year battle with breast cancer.

Born Oct. 13, 1968, in Scranton, PA, she was a daughter of Carles Stout Sr. and Patricia (Thiel) Stout, of Lake Ariel, PA. She and her husband, Jonathan C. Kraemer, celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on July 14, 2018.

Christy graduated from the International School in Manila, Philippines. She was employed by Brown-Daub Chevrolet, Nazareth, for 31 years.

Christy loved traveling. Since her diagnosis, she traveled to Great Britain twice, Sweden, Bermuda, France, and the Bahamas! She grew up in Pakistan, Bonn, and Frankfurt, Trinidad, East Berlin, Philippines, Iceland, Canada, and Turkey.

She enjoyed reading, coloring, music, and putting the top down in the classic car and cruising to wine tastings.

Surviving, in addition to her husband and parents, are two sons, Evan M. Kraemer and his partner, Jessica Santos, of Bethlehem and Jon Kraemer at home; two brothers, Curtis W. Stout and Carles E. Stout Jr., both of Lake Ariel, PA; a sister, Tara L. McClintock and her husband, Jeffrey of Kingsland, GA; a niece, Jessica Varju; two nephews, Robert McClintock and Noah Stout; a grandnephew, Miles Varju; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, and her beloved furry kitty, Pumpkin.

She was predeceased by her in-laws, John and Jean Kraemer; maternal grandparents, James and Reine Thiel; paternal grandparents, Ernest and Margaret Stout, and her toy fox terrier, Lucy.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Christ United Church of Christ Social Hall, 109 S. Chestnut St., Bath, PA 18014. Please use the rear entrance. Arrangements are by the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson Borough. Offer online condolences at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Strunk Funeral Home Inc.
2101 Northampton Street
Wilson Borough, PA 18042

Condolences may be sent to Pat/Carl at the following:

Carles Stout
476 Goose Pond Road
Lake Ariel, PA 18436-5720
Tel: (570) 689-1998

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Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 8:10 p.m.

I received the following from Lizzie Slater: ((If you were assigned to Cairo and know Ms. Sousou Badawi, request you contact Ms. Slater directly. Her e-mail address is listed below.))

Hello Robert

Shari Wagner has passed along you name and email. I wonder if you could help me get in contact with some former CPOs and IMOs that were stationed in Cairo over the last 38 years so I can ask them to write me a note of congratulations for their old Admin Assistant Sousou Badawi as she is retiring next month. I know that many of them would want to send a message to wish her well, she remembers everyone so fondly as I am sure they do of her. These are the folks that I am trying to contact and perhaps you know of them.

Harold Jefferson
Mr. Chushner (sorry no first name)
John Whitridge
Marvin Konopick
Joseph Devlin
Joseph Zeman
Alma Pabst

All the best,
Lizzie Slater
Attache, Information Management Officer - US Embassy Cairo

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Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 7:50 p.m.

Rob Robinson sent me a picture of the attendees at the November 13 Washington DC Area CANDOERs. It may be found here!

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Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 7:40 p.m.

Death of Howard E. Harrison

Howard Harrison

Retired Chief of Reproduction, OC/T

On Friday, November 16, 2018, Howard Earl Harison, of Laurel, Maryland died. Father of Wanda and Dorothea Harrison and Talaya Coleman; grandfather of Ishtaire Worthy and Sajae Fisher; brother of Dezell Tucker, Carol Hargrove, Windell and Orlander Harrison; god-father of Kimberly Jones.

Relatives and friends may call at Colesville Presbyterian Church, 12800 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, on Saturday, November 24, 10 to 11 a.m. where services will be held at 11 a.m.

Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Arrangements by COLLINS FUNERAL HOME.

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Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 10:40 a.m.

Death of Marvin E. Leneave

Marv Leneave

Marvin Eugene Leneave, 85, of Port Orange, Florida, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Halifax Health Hospice Care Center, Port Orange. He was born in St. Petersburg, Florida on January 7, 1933, to Grover Cleveland Leneave and Edna Krause Kriebel Leneave.

He spent his childhood and adolescent years in the Oxford and Wildwood areas where his family had a dairy farm and also maintained several orange groves. He learned about construction from his father when they built several houses in the area. He later put this knowledge to use overseeing the construction of the family home in Port Orange.

After graduating from Wildwood High School in 1953, he joined the Air Force, spending most of his tour in Germany. Upon his military discharge, he began his 28 year career with the U.S. State Department. His Foreign Service assignments included American Embassies in Guatemala City, Bangkok, Rome, Helsinki, Paris, Moscow, Valletta, Port-of-Spain and Santo Domingo.

Upon his retirement in August 1985, he returned with his family to the U.S. and settled in Port Orange. He enjoyed working on and restoring cars and has a collection of vintage cars.

He was a member of Westminster By-The-Sea Presbyterian Church, Daytona Beach Shores, where he served as an elder for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol, who he met and married in Rome where both were working at the American Embassy; his son, Brian Leneave (Linda), Jacksonville and two grandsons, Christopher and Alexander Leneave, Jacksonville. Additional survivors include his two sisters Mary Sowers, Bunnell and Kathryn Kalen, Panama City Beach; nephew Scott Sowers (Lisa) and their children Ben and Matthew, Bunnell; and niece Kristi Kalen (Panama City Beach).

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Robert Leneave.

A memorial service celebrating Marvin's life was held on Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Westminster By-The-Sea Presbyterian Church, 3221 S. Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach Shores. A reception followed for family and friends in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Interment will take place at the Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Marvin's memory may be made to Westminster By-The-Sea Presbyterian Church, Daytona Beach Shores.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:20 a.m.

A new link has been added to the "Useful Web Links" web page. This information was received from Ms. Alicia Halfmoon and is entitled, The Retirement Planning Guide. It covers all things to consider during the retirement planning process from how to invest, senior living, and more!

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:20 a.m.

Death of Walter R. Abbott, Jr.

Walt Abbott

I received the following information this morning:

Walter R. Abbott, Jr., 86, of Waynesboro, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at his home, with his loving family at his side.

He was born on April 27, 1932, in North Carolina, to the late Elizabeth Stephens Abbott and the late Walter R. Abbott, Sr.

Walter was a veteran of the Air Force and was retired as a Cryptologist at the US Department of State and enjoyed driving a school bus for the Augusta County Schools. He was a member of the New Hope Fire Department, Hermitage Presbyterian Church and a life long member of the American Legion.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings; Dewey, Harvey, Norman, Lottie, Emma and Doris.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Josephine "Judy" Abbott; children, Kenny Abbott and his wife, Pat and Doug Abbott; grandson, Josh Abbott; brother, Richard Abbott and his wife, Ruby and numerous loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Services were Private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shenandoah Valley Animal Services, 1001 Mt. Torrey Rd, Lyndhurst, VA 22952.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:00 p.m.

For those of you old enough to be on Medicare the following received from Faith is furnished for your action:


When our neighbor had to go into the hospital, her husband called Medicare to arrange some home-based services. Medicare would not talk to him because they had not completed Medicare's "Authorization to Disclose Personal Health Information" form (CMS-10106). This form lets a spouse deal with Medicare needs. Go to the Medicare website (you don't have to log in) at and click on the blue text block that says "I want to make sure Medicare can give my personal health information to someone other than me (Authorization to Disclose Personal Health Information form/CMS-10106)". This will open a link immediately below where you can fill in a form on-line, then print and mail it in. This is very simple and easy, and doing it in advance will save you time and aggravation later on when you're in the middle of dealing with a medical situation.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:30 a.m.

I renewed the hosting and the registration of the url with GoDaddy today. The CANDOER treasury now has a total of $337.76 in it. This is sufficient funds for about five more years of hosting and registration of the url as long as GoDaddy increases the fees about 10 percent a year!

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:20 a.m.

Death of Roscoe Lindsey

I received the following from Todd Roe:

Sad news. Roscoe Lindsey passed away on Thursday, September 27th of complications from his kidney transplant. It appears his organs shut down culminating in a heart attack.

His family will hold a memorial service later this month; details below:

The service will be held at 10 am on October 27th at the Devine Providence Catholic Church, 2550 Mayfair Ave, Westchester, IL 60154

Sorry to say but I do not have any more information than what is in this message. If I hear more, I will pass it along.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 1:30 p.m.

Dick Kalla has published another book. Below is the front cover of his newest book. The book is now available on Amazon. Simply, type Dick Kalla into the book portion of Amazon. He would be pleased to respond to any questions concerning this or any of his other books currently available on Amazon.

Dick Kalla's Book
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Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 1:25 p.m.

Dick Kalla sent me a picture of the the West Coast Branch of the CANDOERs at their fall luncheon in Newport, Oregon, held at Georgie's Beachside Grill on Thursday, October 4.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 1:15 p.m.

Received the below from Stu Branch in reference to the failing health of Col. Charles Scott (Ret).

Had a call from Scotty's wife, Joyce, last night informing me that Scotty's health has deteriorated and that he is now in a care facility. You may recall that Col. Scott served for several years as Defense Liaison Officer in OC and upon retirement from the Army he remained with DOS in Human Resources. I'm sure many of our fellow CANDOERs will remember him and that he will appreciate hearing from them. Joyce suggests cards as opposed to telephoning.

His address is:

Col. Charles Scott (Ret)
Room 407
Menno Haven
2227 Scotland Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 1:10 p.m.

We have a new member, Michael Cesena. Welcome aboard!

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Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 1:40 p.m.

Brooklyn Jackson, of Courier Mail Solutions, sent me a link to a helpful article that is a guide to spending and saving wisely during retirement. It may be found at A permanent link may be found on the links.html as "Retirement Savings and Spending Guide"!

Thank you Brooklyn!

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Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 1:30 p.m.

John White furnished a new e-mail address. Thanks John for helping keep my records up-to-date!

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Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 1:20 p.m.

Memorial Service for Paul Nugnes

I received the following from Deborah this morning:

Paul will be interred on the morning of October 25th, at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 5525 US 1, Mims, FL.

The Marines will send him off at 10 am sharp, so please allow plenty of time to drive up there and find our spot a little early. Afterward, you will have plenty of time to find a place for lunch and get back to Melbourne by 2 pm.

The Celebration of Life will be held at the Davis-Seawinds Chapel, the afternoon of the 25th at 2 pm. 560 Montreal Ave. Melbourne FL. Guests are encouraged to bring memories to share of Paul's life well lived. The Davis website also has a link to Paul's obituary.

A reminder that in lieu of flowers, you are invited to donate to the William Holden Wildlife Foundation ( in Paul's name. Thank you.

After the chapel, we will adjourn to Matt's Casbah where the celebration will continue from 4ish. We will have AV set up to play slide shows, video, and music. Deb has some of Paul's photo albums too. Matt's is at 801 East New Haven in downtown Melbourne.

In sorrow, and with thanks for your outpouring of support.

Deborah (Lollipop) Nugnes
Matt and Todd Nugnes

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Monday, October 01, 2018 - 11:20 a.m.

Death of Paul Nugnes

I received the following from Deborah this morning:

Dear Bob,

This is Deborah Nugnes, Paul's widow. Bob Kegley suggested that I contact you so the wider communicator community could be informed. I have drafted an obit that we plan to use parts of both in his hometown paper in Cape Cod, as well as for down here in Florida. It is attached for your use, edit as you see fit I don't have the exact dates of his postings but I hope I got them all. Also, please let me know if I have made any errors in referring to his gov't service.

In sorrow,
Deborah Nugnes

PAUL ROBERT NUGNES (1938 - 2018)

Beloved husband and father Paul passed at age 79, on September 27, 2018, surrounded by sons Matt and Todd and wife Deborah, in Melbourne Florida.

Paul was born in Marlborough, Mass, grew up in Centerville, Cape Cod and attended Barnstable High School, graduating in 1957 when he joined the Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged in 1962 after serving several tours overseas, including American Embassy assignments in Manila, Philippines, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as part of their Marine Security Guard Detachments.

His travel bug lead to a 34 year career with the US Department of State. He served in Taiwan, Ivory Coast, Moscow, Paris, Tanzania, Costa Rica, Kenya, Washington D.C, Manila and Bangkok, latterly as a Regional Director for Communications, where much of SE Asia and the Pacific was his avidly explored stomping ground.

After retirement, Paul and Deborah moved to Melbourne Florida to 'be near the kids'. There he renovated a beach house with a kitchen that allowed his culinary star to shine. As avid members of the international running group Hash House Harriers (a drinking club with a running problem), he and Deb (AKA Kojak and Lollipop) continued to travel to Hash events around the world. He will be sadly missed, but as a hasher, he will be On On Forever.

In addition to Deb, Matt and Todd, Paul is survived by brothers Phillip (wife Bonny) and Jack (wife Cathy), who he thanks for assuring that the Nugnes family name is being carried on.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Paul's name to the William Holden Wildlife Foundation (

Paul will be interred with full military honors at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery and a Celebration of Life will be held in Melbourne. Details to follow.

FYI: Contact information is as follows:

Deborah Lindsay
262 Coconut Drive
Indialantic, FL 32903
Tel: (321) 733-0243