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 Albert Joseph “Al” Tate

Albert Joseph “Al” Tate

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Nov 2012 (aged 85)
Checotah, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Checotah, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 100116968 · View Source
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Albert Joseph "Al" Tate, 85 year old prominent Checotah resident, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, November 3, 2012. Al was born on Saturday, July 30, 1927 in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania to Albert and Nellie (Vincenzes) Tate. He grew up and graduated in Mt. Pleasant, PA and attended San Diego University. Al enlisted and was inducted into The United States Navy on Friday, September 28, 1945 in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania marking the beginning of his military career. He served his country valiantly spanning nearly 3 decades and fighting in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Al's military assignments had him stationed on the USS Currituck, Patrol Squadron S12, USMAS, PAXRTV and later based in Naples, Italy as an Aviation Machinist. During his service he earned and was awarded the America Area Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, United Nations Service Ribbon with (1) star, Korean Service Ribbon with (1) Star, the Navy Occupation Service Medal, (2) National Defense Medals and (7) Good Conduct Medals. After being honorably discharged from active duty on Thursday, March 8, 1974 at Naval Air Station, Miramar in San Diego, California, Al retired from the United States Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer, giving 29 years of his life in serving his country from 1945-1974. On Sunday, March 4, 1974, just 4 days prior to Al retiring from active duty, he married the love of his life, Elizabeth Chewey in Escondido, California. Al worked at San Diego School Systems he where served as the head of Custodial Staff. After retiring from the school system, he and his wife Elizabeth moved to Oklahoma where he became actively involved in the VFW, American Legion #21, DAV Chapter #3, 60 year member of the Fleet Reserves, Lions Club, Optimist Club, Business Professional Group, Checotah Chamber of Commerce and was a 32nd degree Mason, belonging to the Checotah Masonic Lodge #86. Al loved all sports, enjoyed yard work and was an avid stock watcher. He and his wife were members of St. Paul Catholic Church. Al was preceded in death by his parents; sister Marie; son Chester Lee Mann and dear friends Rufus and Wilma Killingsworth; brother-in-law, Henry Chewey; sisters-in-law, Betty Still, Wanda Haskett, Jetty Faye Johnson and Ruth Terry; niece Pat Nelson and a nephew William Tate, Jr. He is lovingly survived by his beautiful wife Elizabeth of the home; son Joe Dale Mann and his wife Judy Ann of California; daughter Sue Mann Radcliff and her husband Brian of Collinsville, TX; grandson Daryl Hart of Idaho; granddaughters Sherrie Ann Mann Butler and her husband Charles and Tammy Jo Mann Myers and her husband CJ; great grandchildren Danny Joe Tarnington and his wife Raylynn, Kayla Shelton, Amanda Brown, Billy Jo Myers and Bailey Elizabeth Myers; brothers Arthur Tate and his wife Yolanda and William Tate; a brother-in-law, Bernard Rolowitz; nephews Buster Tate and Buster Rolowitz; nieces Joanna Tate, Donna Rhue and her husband Reggie, Angela Rowland and her husband John, Linda Christian and her husband Randy, Dee Price and her husband Scott, Michael Johnson and his wife Pat, Rosemarie Noschese and husband John Al is also survived by Michael Chewey, Brenda Collie, David Hart and his wife Gayle, Carl Jenkins, Joan Skaggs and her husband Charles, Shelby Williams and her husband Robert, along with many other extended family members and numerous lifelong friends. Special thank you to friends, Sandy Chronister, Steve Carver, Angela Reasor and Billy Dean Martin for their love, care and support of Al in his final days. Viewing will be 12 PM - 5 PM Sunday, November 4, 2012 and 9 AM - 8 PM Monday, November 5, 2012 with his family greeting friends from 5 - 7 PM at Garrett Family Funeral Home. Funeral services for Al will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at First Baptist Church with Steve Dennis and Father Jim Caldwell, Jr., officiating. Committal prayers, Military honors provided by the United States Navy Funeral Detail and Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery under the personal direction of John Garrett. Rick Mann, Harold Mann, Rudy Joe Hitt, Rick Chronister, Johnny Van Brunt and Mickey Cole will serve as Casket Bearers. Garrett Funeral Home.


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  • Created by: MillieBelle
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100116968
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Joseph “Al” Tate (30 Jul 1927–3 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100116968, citing Greenlawn Cemetery, Checotah, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by MillieBelle (contributor 46628380) .