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Memorial Services For "Van"

Memorial Event for
OTCM Robert E. VanAlstine USN(RET)

JUNE 15, 2024

Graveside service
Full Military Honors
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wildwood Cemetery

River Road, Lyons Falls, NY 13368

I'd give anything to be there, but I can only be there in spirit.

Thanks for all you gave to us all.

Re: Memorial Services For "Van"

Bad link, but for those who didn't remember George Pfeifer...the smile...

Re: Memorial Services For "Van"

Hey Rick,

I don't know if you were trying to link to the obituary but this is the link to it, mention of the memorial service is at the bottom.


Here is the legacy.com link


I never had the honor of meeting the Master Chief but had heard of him. He was one of the legends.

Re: Memorial Services For "Van"

Hey Russ,
Yep... I copied the wrong link, but since James provided it earlier I just thought I'd leave the photo link of George Pfeiffer up.

Van was one for the ages. It was a great honor to work for and with him. His trademark green fatigues help earn him the affectionate handle of "truckie" while on watch by the junior personnel.

I'll never forget sharing a beer with him and some newfie friends out in Placntia. When Van laughed the whole world laughed with him. He will be missed.


Re: Memorial Services For "Van"

“Rest your oars, shipmate”. We have the watch until we too are called.