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This page is dedicated as a remembrance of all Florida VVA and AVVA members that have passed. It is our intention to pay tribute and recognition to those VVA & AVVA members of our Florida chapters that passed away. These individuals that we recognize, not only served their country during a difficult time but also continued their service to family, country and other veterans. Please remember them in your prayers, your thoughts and in your hearts.

Much of the information on our brothers and sisters that have gone on to Glory, comes from the "Taps" section of the Veteran magazine. Much of that information is old and unfortunately limited. We encourage all of our Florida Chapters to help us recognize our departed brothers and sisters, by sending timely information to the Florida State Council Chaplain, Bob Dinkins, on a timely basis. Bob will in turn, notify your Florida State Council Officers of the member passing as well as letting the webmaster know to add that brother or sister to this list. 

"We Will Never Forget"
Every day we lose more and more of our brothers and sisters. This section is not intended to be a political, religious or moral questioning of their death. That is for another place and time. And a different judge. This page is simply to pay homage, tribute and remembrance to those VVA members that have passed on.
This page is simply about remembering those VVA members that have gone on before us."We will Never Forget" and we will soon be reunited with them in "Glory" .
    1. Please send the details of your members that have passed away to Whenever possible, please add a link to the passed member's obituary so we can include it. Also include as much information as you want. We will include as much as we can. 
The list below is sorted by date of death. There are several other ways that you can choose to sort including name, chapter, branch and more.  Let me also add, that as your state webmaster, I only started this list in the last couple of years. Please feel free to contact Bob at or for any member that you feel should be added. 
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Last NameFirst Name - MiddleAgeDate Of DeathMilitary BranchChapterChapter Name/CountyHometownPlace of DeathObituaryCause of DeathComments
Last NameFirst Name - MiddleAgeDate Of DeathMilitary BranchChapterChapter Name/CountyHometownPlace of DeathObituaryCause of DeathComments
Cullen George  July 19, 2014 U.S. Navy 1046 Duval   Obituary  Burial at JNC 
Douglas Georgre David 67 July 17, 2014 U.S. Army 1046 Duval Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville, FL  Obituary   
Wimpee Frank Kenneth 64 June 9, 2014 U.S. Army 1059 Clay Jacksonville, FL  Jacksonville, FL  Link to Obituary Agent Orange-related Cancer Life Member 
Kraft Richard I. 57 May 23, 2014  1059 Clay      
Martin James Richard 78 April 23, 2014  1040 Polk    Lung Cancer  
Fraser LaVaughn Hodges 76 April 17, 2014  1092 Alachus      
Nankervis Stephen O.  63 March 21, 2014  594 Firebase      
Wojtowicz Robert 68 November 10, 2013 U.S. Navy 1059 Clay Toleddo. OH Middleburg, FL Obituary Heart Failure  
Castellanos Raimundo j.  69 November 5, 2013   620    Agent Orrange related Cancer  
Newberg Sidney Charles 65 November 3, 2013 U.S. Air Force 1059 Clay Jacksonville, FL Middleburg, FL Obituary Heart Failure Past Commander VFW Post 8255, Founding member Clay County Veterans County 
Nicolosi Angelo Antonio 83 October 8, 2013  At Large       
Erikson James George 75 August 19, 2013 U.S. Coast Guard 1040 Polk County    Heart Failure  
Heufel, Jr. John George 83 July 23, 2013 U.S. Air Force At Large  Dade City, FL  Jefferson, NC Obituary  Buried at Bushnell national Cemetery 
Fitzgerald Michael Francis 64 July 4, 2013 U.S. Air Force 1048 Holly Hill, FL  Daytona Beach Link to Obituary   
Jones, Jr. Karl McMaster 74 June 27, 2013  At Large       
Upchurch Raymond Gregory 63 June 23, 2013 U.S. Marine Corps 1037 Gulf Coast, FL   Link to Obituary & Video ALS (Lou Gherig Disease)  "Dein Cau Dau" 
Smith David Alan 58 April 10, 2013   At-Large Florida      
Della Costa John Michael 69 April 7, 2013  755       
Stuch Gregory Taylor 62 March 10, 2013 U.S. Navy 1046 Nicholas J. Cutinha, Duval, Florida Allegen, MI Jjacksonville, FL Link to Obituary  Also servid in U.S. Army National Guard 
Webster Paul "Pete" Edward 68 March 3, 2013 U.S. Navy 1046 Nicholas J. Cutina, Duval, Florida  Jacksonville, FL Link To Obituary  Was also U.S. Army Legal Officer 
Betteridge, Jr. Frederick G.  72 December 14, 2012 U.S. Army 594 Firebase, Lee County Philadelphia, PA Cape Coral, FL Link to Obituary Cancer  
O'Berry Virgil "Tom" Thomas 58 March 20, 2012 U.S. Army 1046 Nicholas J. Cutinha, Duval, Florida Waycross, GA jacksonville, FL Link to Obituary  Active in MIAP (Missing in America project) 
Sievers Fred 63 May 30, 2011 U.S. Navy 1046 Nicholas j. Cutinha, Duval County Brooklyn, NY Jacksonville, FL Link to Obituary  Founding member VVA Chapter 1046 
Cavoores Ted G.  65 October 27, 2010 U.S. Air Force 1046 Nicholas J. Cutinha, Duval, Florida Rockaway Beach, NY Jacksonville, FL Link to Obituary  Founding Member of Chapter 
Holland Andrew Samuel 88 March 8, 2010 U.S. Navy 1046 Nicholas J. Cutinha, Duval, FL Linnton, OR Jacksonville, FL  Link to Obituary  Founding Member of Chapter 
Grycock Nichoas James 60 July 31, 2009  755 Kissimmee      
McWatt Mihael C.  62  U.S. Army 1037 Guf Coast    Aneusm  
Colontretrelie William Lawrence 69   1038 Indian River County      
Eisner Peter Paul    755 Kissimmee      
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