BONITA KAY HANEY “Bonny”
On Saturday, October 14, 2017. Beloved wife of Cecil Haney; loving mother of Elizabeth, Thomas (Shervyse) and Joseph Haney. She is also survived by her dear mother Freda Thompson; sister Penny Kriesch and niece Erin Burt; wonderful grandchildren TJ, Daniel, and Timothy; sisters-in-law Yvonne Coates and Yvette Morris (CV) and a host of other relatives and friends. On Friday, October 27 visitation from 4 to 8 pm at the Borgwardt Funeral Home 4400 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, MD. On Saturday, October 28 at 11 a.m.service at Hillandale Baptist Church 2601 Powder Mill Rd. Adelphi, Maryland 20783. Interment George Washington Cemetery in Adelphi, MD. Arrangements by Borgwardt Funeral Home 301-937-1707. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc (https://ww5.komen.org).
LCDR Gregory Hughes’ funeral Will be held at Pope Funeral Home, off of Marlboro Pike in District Heights.
The address is: 5538 Marboro Pike, District Heights Maryland, 20747. The funeral will be on Saturday, October 7 at 11 AM. The viewing of the body will be from 9 AM until 11 AM before the funeral.
Rear Admiral Robert Toney, Retired, US Navy, life member and of one our NNOA visionaries passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016.
Rear Admiral Robert L. Toney was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy in 1957. Admiral Toney’s naval career spanned 34 years. He commanded four organizations with the Navy and received numerous honors and decorations including the Defense Meritorious Medal, the Navy Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Vietnam Service Medal. He completed NATO Defense College in Rome, and the National and International Security Course at Harvard University. He holds honorary doctorates from National Defense University and Golden Gate University. Admiral Toney retired from the military in 1994 and moved from a life devoted to public service to a life devoted to community service. He has served on several boards including the California State University, Chico Advisory Board and President of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
Funeral arrangements are pending. RADM Toney retired in the Northern California and was an active member of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter up until his passing. For funeral arrangements, e-mail CDR Adolph Keyes, USCG, RET, President of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Eulalee Marion Cordice Parham, the wife of the late Thomas David Parham Jr, – the Navy’s first African American Captain – passed away, July 24, 2017.
Called “a woman of faith, devoted wife and mother, and career art educator” in her obituary, Mrs. Parham was born Sept. 30, 1920 in Aurora, North Carolina. She and Capt. Parham were married for 55 years before he passed away in 2007. Here she is pictured with then Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Vice Adm. Melvin G. Williams as he hands her the national ensign during a memorial service in honor of Capt. Parham. Parham was the first black man to achieve the rank of captain in the United States Navy.
During Capt. Parham’s distinguished years of service, he received 14 personal decorations including the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cory Rose/RELEASED)
Captain Leon Hill, USMC, Retired, member of the Norfolk Chapter, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2016.
Captain Leon Hill was an active member of the Tidewater Chapter up until his passing. He was a former President of the Camp Lejeune Chapter NNOA in the early ’80s. He attended Warrant Officer Basic Course 1-80 Quantico, VA March-June 1980. He was promoted to CWO-2, commissioned a 1stLT (LDO) and eventually promoted to Capt (LDO). He was a Food Service Officer in the US Marine Corps and was involved in many community activities during his career including The Young Marines; First Baptist Church Jacksonville, NC; First Baptist Church South Hill Chesapeake, VA; the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater VA area where he served as the Cubmaster, Pack 934 until his death. Leon had a Master’s Degree and was just about to complete his PhD.