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Capt Ben W. Sarver

DOD - March 13, 1997

The Following is from his obituary submitted by his Son-in-Law, B. Morris:

Retired Navy Rear Adm. Ben William Sarver died March 13, 1997, in a Norfolk hospital.

      Rear Adm. Sarver was a native of Crookston, Minn., and a resident of Norfolk since 1967. He was the son of the late Alice Sarver Turner and Benjamin Franklin Sarver. He was a member of Larchmont United Methodist Church, Norfolk.

      Rear Adm. Sarver was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1935. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II on several destroyers/cruisers. He was the senior recovery officer for the early Gemini space flights. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association, Norfolk Host Lions Club, member of the board of directors of Goodwill Industries.

      Survivors include his wife, Norma Etheridge Sarver; five daughters, Sue Sarver Lanigan of East Aurora, N.Y., Margaret Thorn Rawls of Chicago, Sally Sarver Smith of Goldsboro, N.C., Susan Thorn Marr of Hampton and Barbara Sarver Morris of Midland, Texas; a son, James William Sarver of Virginia Beach; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

      A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Dr. Jerry Campbell. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements.


Photos Submitted by: B. Morris.

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