“Young Patsy Gaydos Meets Her Daddy” – WWII Navy

Source:  Rockford Morning Star 12/12/1944

Sylvester A. Gaydos, first class electrician’s mate and Mrs. Gaydos, the former Dorothy Hennessey

11 month old Patsy Gaydos, born while her father was in the South Pacific

“Sy,” a former Rockford resident, enlisted in the Navy Dec. 5, 1939.  He was in Manilla when the war broke out and at Saipan.

At the end of his leave he went to Miami, Fla. to attend school and will go from there to San Pedro, California, before starting out on a rescue ship.

Sylvester is the son of Mrs. Eric Axelson, RR#1, Belvidere.




Joe Marino “Mr. Fourth of July” – Spreading Holiday Joy for Nearly 50 Years – 2010/2011

Source: Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Winter 2010/2011  pp 134 – 137, by Paul Anthony Arco



Ampellio “Pep” Dal Pra – 2018 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star 2/17/2018

Seth Glanville Atwood, 2010 – Also Patricia Atwood Triner

Source:  Rockford Register Star 2/25/2010