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15 unclaimed Nevada veterans to receive military funeral in Fernley on Feb. 9

15 unclaimed Nevada veterans to receive military funeral in Fernley on Feb. 9

15 unclaimed Nevada veterans are receiving a military funeral on Friday, February 9 at 2 p.m. at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley.

Nevada Veterans Coalition is conducting its seventh mission for veterans whose remains have gone unclaimed by any next of kin.

Walton's Funeral Services is in care of the remains of the unclaimed.

The ceremony will be conducted with full military honors while honoring the following:

  • Donald Brewster (1925 - 2005) served in the US Navy 1943 - 1946 WWII
  • Charles Depeu (1921 - 1990) served in the US Army 1942 - 1945 WWII
  • Marvin Engel (1942 - 2008) served in the US Army 1964 - 1967 Vietnam
  • Ernest Fairchild (1897 - 1977) served in the US Army 1917 - 1919 WWI
  • Jay Finchum (1941 - 2008) served in the USAF 1959 - 1965 Vietnam
  • Oscar Fry (1890 - 1976) served in the US Army 1919 - 1920 WWI
  • Howard Fuller (1927 - 1996) served in the US Navy/US Army 1945 - 1950 WWII
  • Ralph Gawthrop (1927 - 1992) served in the USMC/USAF 1946 - 1974 WWII/Korea/Vietnam
  • James Glennie (1925 - 1996) served in the USAF 1964 - 1974 Vietnam
  • James Grove (1924 - 1994) served in the US Army 1942 - 1945 WWII
  • Clyde Gunter (1897 - 1977) served in the US Army 1918 - 1919 WWI
  • William Javorsky (1922 - 1977) served in the US Navy 1942 - 1946 WWII
  • Richard Jaworski (1925 - 1992) served in the US Army 1945 - 1947 WWII
  • John Kearney (1920 - 1987) served in the US Navy/USAF/USAF 1943 - 1973 WWII/Korea/Vietnam
  • Jack Keopp (1923 - 1974) served in the US Air Corps 1943 - 1947 WWII

The Nevada Veterans Coalition has received assistance from Walton's Funeral Services and the National Personnel Records Center, going through large databases to ensure the veterans get home.

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