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USS SEA ROBIN SHIPMATES ON ETERNAL PATROL

Donald R. Gressman EN2(SS) 1948-51 1/6/2020
Ronald A. Karpius EN3(SS) 1960-62 3/35/2020
Mike Trombley EN2(SS) 1959-62 4/28/2020
Joseph B. Palmer ET3(SS) 1960-63 4/29/2020
George R. "Russ" Waterman LCDR 1968-70 6/11/2020
John D. "Jack" Cornell EN3(SS) 1955-59 7/15/2020
Herbert F. "Herb" Ziegler ENS 1945-45 9/10/2020
Raymond J. Cook S1/c 1944-45 - 8/28/2020
Eric T. "Skip" Clauson QM3(SS) 1963-65 10/13/2020
Gerald M. "Gerry" Negri STS2(SS) 1958-62 10/14/2020
Frank Pasquinelli LCDR - XO 1965-67 11/28/2020
Richard B. Perkins SOS3(SS) 1958-61 12/10/2020
Robert D. Stratton RANK-UNK 195?-5? 12/23/2020





                    

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ETERNAL PATROL Edward ULICNY F1/c 1947

ULICNY, Edward Ambrose, 92, of South Bend, IN died peacefully on December 22, 2019. Ed was born on November 16, 1927, to George and Mary Ulicny, in Latrobe, PA. He grew up on a small farm, the youngest of the six brothers, Jack, Joseph, Sy, Michael, and Paul, and one sister, Mary Lucas, all of whom preceded him in death. Ed's coal miner father and mother were Slovak immigrants, and he grew up speaking only Slovak at home until he attended a local one-room schoolhouse. Ed attended Greensburg High School, and upon graduating, joined the United States Navy. He was a WWII-era Veteran, although the war was over by the time he was through basic training. He joined the submarine corps, and toured South America on a peacekeeping mission. He was aboard the first submarine, the USS Sea Robin, to round Cape Horn submerged, sailing close to Antarctica, a feat documented in National Geographic. After the Navy, Ed graduated from St. Vincent's College in Latrobe, PA, in 1953. Later, in 1963, he earned an M.B.A. from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He met Mildred McClain, of Crabtree, PA, the love of his life, and they married in 1954. Mildred passed away earlier this year. He is survived by their three children, Marian (Adam) Szczepanski of Houston, TX, Maureen Ulicny (Colin Marshall) of Evanston, IL, and Brian (Sarah) Ulicny of Winchester, MA. Ed and Mildred had seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons, all of whom made them immensely proud and brought them great joy. Ed was emeritus faculty at University of Notre Dame, where he had worked in the radiation chemistry laboratory since 1976. Ed was part of a contingent that moved to Notre Dame to merge Carnegie Mellon's radiation lab with Notre Dame's. He was a beloved and trusted colleague to all. Ed enjoyed bridge, Notre Dame sports, and making things for others in his woodshop. He enjoyed exchanging jokes with his “Lunch Bunch” and other friends. He and Mildred loved to take the children and grandchildren camping, exploring nature. They later traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe, including a memorable tour of Morocco. Ed was devoted to his wife and family and to his church. He was a pillar of Christ the King Parish and always looked for opportunities to do good and bring justice to the world. He took seriously the motto of the Benedictines who educated him: our mission in life is to pray and to work. Memorial services are pending. Palmer Funeral Home-Hickey Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com. Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 29, 2019