Shipmates - we have lost another one of our own. Bos'n Charlie Watzlavick has slipped his anchor and departed this earth on his final voyage. May God rest his soul. His obit is posted below. keith larson, the old xo
Chesapeake - CHESAPEAKE - Charles Edward Watzlavick, 64, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016. He was born on July 4, 1951 in El Campo, TX by the late Steve John and Lydia Mae Watzlavick.
Charles was very patriotic. He served honorably in the US Navy for 24 years, starting as an enlisted service member and attaining the rank of CWO4. After serving his country, he dedicated 20 years to serving his community as a deputy for the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office.
In his freetime, Charles enjoyed volunteering by providing musical entertainment at senior centers which brightened the lives of many. He also was avidly involved with wood working and carpentry.
Left to cherish Charles' memory are his wonderful wife, Mary Elizabeth Watzlavick; his children, Rodney Watzlavick (Ashley), Stacy Caylor (Jonathon), and Brad Watzlavick (Austin); his grandchildren, Zane, Hadley, Karmen, Ashlynn, and Madison; and his siblings, Steve Watzlavick (Rhonda), Mary Jane Woody, and Doris Watzlavick.
A visitation will be held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Va Beach on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM followed by a procession to Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk.
The family would like to thank everyone for all the care and concern shown to Charles. The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Cancer Society . Online condolences may be expressed atwww.altmeyerfh.com.
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Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Randall Smith, a victim of the shooting at Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Chattanooga July 16 which also took the lives of four Marines, was laid to rest at the Chattanooga National Cemetery July 28.
Randall Smith is laid to rest at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The hearse carrying the remains of Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Randall Smith is escorted to the Chattanooga National Cemetery after his funeral service at First Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Smith died July 18 from injuries suffered in a shooting at Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Chattanooga that also killed four Marines. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dustin Q. Diaz (Released) 150728-N-IL267-014
Vice Adm. Robin Braun, commander of Navy Reserve Force, speaks during the funeral service for Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Randall Smith. Petty Officer Smith, who served on USS WASP LHD-1 for three years. died from his injuries two days after a shooting at Navy Operational Support Center, Chattanooga July 16.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert (Released) 150728-N-VC599-080
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (July 28, 2015) Operations Specialist 2nd Class Jose Rodriguez presents a folded American flag to Angie Smith, widow of Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Randall Smith, during Petty Officer Smith's interment ceremony at Chattanooga National Cemetery. PO Smith was a former crewmember of USS WASP LHD-1 for three years. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert (Released) 150728-N-VC599-048.
Story Number: NNS150719-01Release Date: 7/19/2015 2:27:00 PM
From Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNS) -- Vice Admiral Robin Braun, Chief of Navy Reserve, today released this statement following the death of Navy Reserve Sailor LS2 Randall S. Smith, USN.
Smith died Saturday morning, July 18th, as a result of gunshot wounds he sustained during Thursday's shooting at Navy Operational Support Center Chattanooga.
"The entire Navy Reserve Force is deeply saddened at the passing of LS2 Randall S. Smith. He was a dedicated Sailor who cared deeply about his family, his community, and his country. His service and, indeed, his life will remain an inspiration for his Shipmates and all who were fortunate enough to have known him."
"My heart goes out to his wife Angie and their daughters Lyla, Eila, and Kyla as well as the other members of his family. I hope they are able to find comfort in the knowledge that so many are keeping them in their thoughts and prayers and that LS2 Smith so faithfully and honorably served his country."
"Our thoughts are also with the entire Chattanooga community, and I want to thank the first responders and law enforcement community during this very difficult time."
What My Family Should Know Click here for a downloadable guide to getting your affairs in order.
HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR RECORDS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY A reprint of an online excerpt by Melanie Pinola, the author of several books on Life Planning If you were hit by a bus today or were otherwise incapacitated, would your loved ones be able to quickly locate your important information or know how to handle your affairs? Many of us have a great handle on our finances, but our record keeping systems might not be obvious to family members or friends who might need immediate access to them in times of emergency.
Here's a step-by-step guide to organizing your vital information so it can be conveniently and safely accessed when needed.
The Goal: Master Document or Folder with All Your Important Information
Perhaps the easiest method for creating a centralized document or set of files would be creating a Google Spreadsheet that you could share with your family and friends and keep updated regularly. We've created a basic Master Information Kit template just for this purpose. The spreadsheet includes prompts for the information below, but you can customize it for your particular needs. To use the template for yourself, in Google Docs go to File > Make a copy... to save it to your Google account (make sure your version of the document's sharing settings go back to the default "Private"). Update: Due to high traffic to the template, Google Docs is only showing it in list view, making it impossible to copy. This zipped file has downloadable versions in PDF, XLS, and ODS formats. You can still import these into your Google Docs account.
There are really only a few steps to setting this organizer up: gathering your records, securely sharing them, and keeping them updated. Follow along and you'll have your kit set up in no time—and a little extra peace of mind.
Step 1: Gather Your Vital Records to Keep in the Master Information Kit
The most important personal records: First, there are a few documents that you obviously should keep in a secured location (a fire safe or safe deposit box):
Social Security card
Any other official, hard-to-replace documents
Scan these items so you can have a digital record of them as well. If you encrypt the digital files, e.g., with one of our favorite encryption toolsTrueCrypt, and you can even upload them to Google Docs and share the files with your loved ones (make a note of them in the spreadsheet). You'll also want to add to your emergency records kit: Contact information:
Both your contact information and your emergency contacts' info. This includes your nearest relatives, your will executor(s), and employers. Will and medical directives:
Add a copy of your will/living trust and medical letter of instructions (keep the originals with your legal representative). You can upload a PDF file to Google Docs for this purpose. Insurance: Homeowners, auto, medical, life, disability, and other insurance agents/brokers contact info and policy numbers Financial accounts: Bank, investment, and credit card/loan accounts information, including institution names, phone numbers, and account numbers Health records: Immunization records, allergies, dietary restrictions, medications, medical/surgical treatments Pet information: Description of each pet, vet contact information, and any important medical notes Property: Car information, home purchase papers/deeds, and other home inventory items. Again, adjust for your relevant information. Our Master Information Kit spreadsheet includes individual sheets for most of these pieces of information, so just make a copy of the sheet (File > Make a Copy) and start filling it out, in section at a time. Step 2: Export Your Accounts Information Account Passwords:
For login information to important accounts, it's best not to store your logins in an online document like this. Instead you can export your logins from password managers like Keepass, LastPass, or 1Password to a CSV file and then encrypt it so it can be shared securely. Our spreadsheet template includes a sheet specifically for describing your method of storing these files—the location of your vital documents, and any passwords needed to locate them. Step 3: Share Your Master Information Kit and Vital Documents The Google Docs spreadsheet is easy to share. Once you've filled out your version of the spreadsheet, click on the Share button and you can email people who you want to be able to view or edit the document. (Think people who you'd also consider emergency contacts.) For your encrypted files, like the logins mentioned above, you could upload them in Google Docs, store on an encrypted USB thumb drive, or use something like Dropbox.
Give the recipients your encryption password but for security reasons, only let them write down a hint to the password. E.g., vacation spot 2010 + pet bday + myfavoritesinger'smiddlename. Also, if you use Dropbox, make sure you encrypt sensitive information first. An encrypted zip file seems an ideal solution.
Step 4. Regularly Update Your Everything Document
You'll need to update your files/master records book when you update your accounts. Like setting up an emergency plan or a 72-hour emergency kit, this master information kit will need to be reevaluated regularly—consider doing so at least yearly (e.g., at tax time, when you're already looking at all your accounts) or, better yet, quarterly. Set up a reminder on your calendar so you won't forget.
When you get your reminder, don't wait—just quickly look over the items in your document and if anything has changed, update it. If not, you've only lost a couple of minutes of your day toward a very good end.
More Resources for Creating a Master Information Kit
If you're a Quicken user, for example, you may have access to Emergency Records Organizer built into the program, which can compile your emergency documents for you, based on the info you put in Quicken. It should be in the "Property & Debt" menu or you might find the program under your Quicken folder under Program Files. Erik Dewey's free Big Book of Everything is a very thorough organizer for all your affairs, with placeholders for you to record your bank accounts, insurance policies, tax records, and more.
The 44-page Big Book of Everything is available in PDF or Excel format. There are also a few personal documents organizers in dead-tree version, like For the Record with the same purpose, in case you want pre-printed book. Our emergency documents template (zip file) is a simplified version for the most essential information and with an eye towards sharing on Google Docs (or downloading and saving). Whichever method you choose, having all your vital information in one easily accessible place can be comforting, for both you and your loved ones. Do you have all your important information organized somewhere or tips for creating this "everything document"?
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