Willever, Edward Leigh, CAPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1978-1981, 112X, NAVSEASYSCOM/NAVSEA Systems Command Headquarters
Service Years
1949 - 1981
Captain
Captain

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Home Town
Phillipsburg
Last Address
Darnestown
Montgomery County
Maryland

Date of Passing
May 18, 2008
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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While recovering from successful bypass surgery at the National Naval Medical
Center, Bethesda, Ed suffered complications which could not be reversed, and died
on May 18.    He leaves his wife of 33 years, Ginny, four surviving children, nine
beloved grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.  He was buried
with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, August 18, 2008.  
Virginia L. Willever (Mrs. Edward L. Willever), 15112 Water Oak Drive, Darnestown
   
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Edward L. Willever's life-long dream was to be part of the United States Navy, and after graduating from Phillipsburg, New Jersey, high school he attended Admiral Farragut Academy (class of '49).  He received a Congressional appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy from which he was graduated and commissioned Ensign in 1953.  He began his career aboard the USS Turner, and after entering the “silent service” attended submarine school in Groton, CT, served aboard the USS Jallao and USS Tench, the nuclear-powered USS Nathanael Greene, and culminated his at-sea command as skipper of the USS Trout.  

He continued his Naval career ashore at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in White Oak,
MD, and the Naval Sea Systems Command in Crystal City, Virginia.  After retiring as
Captain in 1980 he continued to work with the Navy as a program manager for both
Tracor Corporation and the American Systems Corporation.

Ed was an active member of his church, where he sang in the Sanctuary Choir and
performed with the Fairhaven Musical Theater, as well as serving on various  committees.
   
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS Turner (DDR-834)USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636)NAVSEASYSCOM
  1949-1953, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1953-1954, 000X, USS Turner (DDR-834)
  1962-1965, 112X, USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636)
  1978-1981, 112X, NAVSEASYSCOM/NAVSEA Systems Command Headquarters
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1949-1953, United States Naval Academy
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