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Howard Rhodewalt


1919 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Howard Rhodewalt Obituary
HOWARD RHODEWALT Howard Frederick "Fred" Rhodewalt, 98, passed on in Paradise, California on February 4, 2018 after a short illness. A private inurnment at Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo, California will be held. Fred was born March 22, 1919 to Howard and Florence Rhodewalt in Cornog, Pennsylvania. He grew up and went to school in Oxford, Pennsylvania. During the late 1930's he worked for Bitunimous Paving Company of West Chester, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941 and served aboard the U.S.S. Battleship "Idaho" during the bombardment of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian Islands plus several bombardments in General Douglas MacArthur's troop landings from New Guinea to the final liberation of the Philippine Islands. Fred returned to the U.S. after the war in l946 to marry his beloved Lillian "Peggy" Cornell. He retired from the Navy after twenty years and accepted a job with the National Weather Service in San Francisco. Fred retired from the Weather Bureau in 1974 and he and Peggy moved to Paradise, California. They enjoyed their retirement years fishing and traveling. Also he was active in the Fleet Reserve Association. Fred's family, friends and neighbors will miss him!
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Feb. 14, 2018
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