Capt Albert L. Stickles, II

La Junta, Otero County, Colorado, USA
Death 5 Nov 2010 (aged 88)
Marco, Collier County, Florida, USA
Burial Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA
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Capt Albert L. Stickles II, USN, age 88,
passed away quietly on Marco Island, FL on November 5, 2010. Born on February 14, 1922 he was the son of Dr. Albert L. Stickles and Agatha (Fulco) Stickles in La Junta, CO. Captain Stickles graduated from the US Naval Academy and served in both the European and Pacific theatres of WWII, including D-Day, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He earned numerous medals during his naval career. After post graduate school, Captain Stickles was recalled to sea for duty in Korean waters. Next reporting to Princeton, NJ, he worked with Oppenheimer, Albert Einstein, and Dr. Von Neumann to produce the first digital computers for government work. He oversaw the installation of the weather computer at Suitland, MD and served as an aide to the White House. In 1957, he participated in the nation's 350th celebration as captain of the USS Hunt before returning to Norfolk, VA where he assumed command of the USS J.C. Owens. In 1965 he commanded the USS Nitro, and then in 1968 he was sent to Vietnam where he commanded 23 ships. Upon his return, he was sent to the Pentagon where he pioneered the PO system of expenditures and was promoted to be Comptroller of the Navy. Retiring from the Navy in 1972, he developed the C3 system as a consulting analyst while working for Techplan Corp, Semcor, and Eco Inc.
He moved permanently to Marco Island, FL in 1979 finally permanently retiring in 1994 where he resided until his death. He was a Master Mason, Knights Templar, a Kiwanis and a Shriner as well as a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He was also a senior warden of St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Marco Island, FL. He leaves behind a son, Albert Louis Stickles, III, also of Marco Island, FL, a granddaughter, Kimberley (Stickles) McKenzie, of Virginia Beach, VA, and a great-grandson, Brendan Stickles, also of Virginia Beach, VA as well as a sister, Sylvia (Stickles) Wilkinson of San Diego, CA and her extended family. He is predeceased by his loving wife Frances who passed away in January of 2008; he will be buried with his two daughters Patricia and Ann, and Frances in the family plot in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth, VA. A memorial with military honors was performed grave-side on November 20, 2010. Capt. Stickles rest under a marker with his family members that reads: "Love Never Dies". Snellings Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel handled arrangements.

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