Captain Warren E. Wyman - 10/2/1917 - 1/13/2014 - "I DID IT MY WAY" was born in New Orleans, LA and died at home as a retired Captain (Master Unlimited) in the U. S. Merchant Marine. At 96 years old, Captain Wyman departed this life as he lived it "I did it my way" surrounded by loved ones, treasured hospice providers, and his beloved dogs - Mini and Snuggles. A native of New Orleans and Jefferson, LA, Capt. Wyman was a Master Mariner, any tonnage, any oceans. During WW II he served in the Merchant Marines delivering cargo and artillery to the U. S. troops in the midst of the war zone. Most notable was his ship's delivery of cargo and artillery during the Battle of the Bulge in Antwerp, Belgium on December 25, 1941. Capt. Wyman also made such deliveries during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Captain Wyman sailed all over the world for Delta Steamship Lines of New Orleans, LA. His last voyages with Delta Steamship Lines were on cargo/passenger vessels that sailed out of the Pacific Coast and around the world. After his retirement from Delta Steam Ship Lines, Capt. Wyman sailed as master for Ingalls Ship Building Company; delivering U.S. Navy vessels along the Gulf of Mexico. He is survived by his daughter Gale Heckman; grandchildren, Becky Mae, Warren, and Joann; and great-grandchildren, Ted, Britneye, Cierra, Montana, Colden, and Saige; great-great-grandchildren, Christian and Kylan; his sister,Henrietta Kelty; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents George E. Wyman and Alma Schaub Wyman; wife, Myrtle Mae Weaver Wyman; son Bruce E. Wyman; sister, Rosalien Jones; and brothers, Wilfred and George. Capt. Wyman treasured the time that he spent with his niece - Aline Wyman and friend Bobby Joannen, nurse, Debby Eaker, and son-in-law Nathan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001 on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.gardenofmemoriesfuneralhome.com.
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Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17, 2014