CANDOER Retirement Group

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Communicators AND Others Enjoying Retirement

May 02, 2017 - Present
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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:20 p.m. -

Death of John H. Watson

I received the following from Harry Laury today:

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that my brother-in-law John H. Watson died on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017.

He was a former State Department communications specialist.

His home going service will be Saturday, July 29th, at Journey of Faith church.

Viewing will be from 9:00 am until 11:00 am with the service following immediately thereafter.

The address for Journey of Faith is 2900 Smallwood Drive W., Waldorf, MD 20603.

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Monday, July 19, 2017 - 11:19 a.m.

George Gorisek furnished a new snail-mail address. Thanks George for helping me keep my records up-to-date! Welcome back to the States!

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 4:20 p.m. - U P D A T E D - July 13 with additional information furnished by Frank.

Death of Larry D. Moyer

I received word from Frank Morgan that Larry passed away back in 2011. His name has been added to the In Memory pages!

Larry D. Moyer, 72, a retired Foreign Service Information Management Officer died October 18, 2011 in Newark, Deleware from injuries suffered in a fall at thisi home.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960, primarily in Guam and Japan.

He joined State in 1964 and was posted to Saigon, Copenhagen, Islamabad, Lagos, Panama City, Rangoon, London, Ouagadougou, Dakar and Mexico City.

He was a lifetime member of a VFW Postin Hamburg, PA.

He enjoyed travel, cooking and dining out.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.

Death of Joe Duffy

Joe Duffy

The following was received from John Feldman. John found his obituary while doing research to locate Joe! (Please note that this obit is over two years old.)

Joseph (Joe) J. Duffy, born on September 13, 1935 in Philadelphia, PA, died suddenly on February 13, 2015. He has lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado since 1997.

Joe served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1976, and during that time he was awarded a Bronze Star, four (4) Air Force Commendation Medals, and other numerous awards. He was honored in 2010 by being inducted into the Air Force Cyberspace Operations Hall of Fame (formerly called the Air Force Communications/Information Hall of Fame).

After his Air Force service, Joe joined the U.S. Department of State where he served with distinction until a second retirement in 1997. He received numerous awards from the Department of State, including Superior Performance and Meritorious Service awards. Joe served in a number of high level/volume posts, such as Moscow, Beijing, Berlin, Bonn and Sidney.

Joe is survived by his wife Isabel; his twin brother, James; sister Delores, and a large extended family and many friends.

Rosary began at 10:30 am with the Mass of the Christian Burial following at the Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 N. Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, CO on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

In Lieu of flowers, Joe's wife Isabel requests that contributions/donations be made to the "AF Communicators & Air Traffic Controllers Association", at This Association was dear to Joe's heart.

The following is furished for anyone wishing to send belated condolences to Isabel:

Isabel Duffy
7834 Brandy Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Tel: (719) 266-0592

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Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:19 p.m.

The latest issue of the CANDOER News has neen posted for your reading enjoyment. I NEED STORIES FOR NEXT QUARTERS ISSUE. PLEASE, HELP ME KEEP THE Newsletter GOING!!!

Issue 112-July 2017-Volume 17-Number 2 - Web Format
Issue 112 in Microsoft Word Format
Issue 112 in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Format

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017 - 2:19 p.m.

1. Jeff Flynn furnished a new snail-mail address! Thanks Jeff for helping me keep my records up-to-date!

2. Mike McCaffrey furnished a new e-mail address! Thanks Mike for helping me keep my records up-to-date!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 2:19 p.m.

I received two pictures from Debbie Bobbitt. They may be seen here.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 - 5:30 p.m.

Death of Louis Vraniak

The following was received from Jim Prosser who received it from Rush Lantz and Rose Jacobsen:

Louis Vraniak, passed away on April 28, 2017. Louis was 86! The following is furnished for those wishing to send condolences to the family:

Mr. Louis Vraniak
261 S. E. 46th Street
Cape Coral, FL 33904-8430
Tel: (941) 549-2066

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 10:19 a.m.

I have renewed the CANDOER.ORG domain ($20.17) and the CANDOER.ORG hosting ($42.37) for another year. The treasury now has a total of $404.38 in it. Enough, at the present GoDaddy cost, for another six years.

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Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 5:19 p.m.

We have new members, Allen and Susan Nicholas! Welcome aboard!

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Saturday, June 03, 2017 - 4:55 p.m.

Pictures of the Spring Pacific Northwest CANDOERs, taken by Phil Wold, have been posted here Picture128.html

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:19 p.m.

John Hughs furnished a new address. Thanks John for helping me keep my records up-to-date.

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Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:15 p.m.

A picture of the Spring Pacific Northwest CANDOERs has been posted here Picture127.html

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Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 10:15 a.m.

We have a new member, Lynn Doughty! Welcome aboard Lynn!

FYI: All CANDOERs - Go to and check out Lynn's artistry! END FYI!