USS ODAX (SS-484) US Service 1945-1972 Tench-Class Submarine (1945), Converted to Guppy (1947), Converted Guppy II-Class Submarine (1951) This site is dedicated to the USS ODAX (SS-484), the officers, and enlisted men who served on board during her career in the silent service. E-MAIL WEBMASTER Site Revision Date: 11-28-2018

USS ODAX (SS-484) On Eternal Patrol

This page is dedicated to our USS Odax shipmates who have departed on eternal patrol.
Prayer for those on Eternal Patrol I have one consolation that lives with me today. That God is near to them, in his own special way. So God in all Your mercy, keep near Thyself the soul, Of every Submariner, still on his final patrol. Lord, this departed shipmate with Dolphins on his chest is part of an outfit known as the best. Make him welcome and take him by the hand. You'll find without a doubt he was the best in all the land. So, heavenly Father add his name to the roll of our departed shipmates still on patrol. Let them know that we who survive will always keep their memories alive. Author: Unknown The Submariner's Prayer Almighty, Everlasting God, the Protector of all those who put their trust in Thee: hear our prayers in behalf of Thy servants who sail their vessels beneath the seas. We beseech Thee to keep in Thy sustaining care all who are in submarines, that they may be delivered from the hidden dangers of the deep. Grant them courage, and a devotion to fulfill their duties, that they may better serve Thee and their native land. Though acquainted with the depths of the ocean, deliver them from the depths of despair and the dark hours of the absence of friendliness and grant them a good ship's spirit. Bless all their kindred and loved ones from whom they are separated. When they surface their ships, may they praise Thee for Thou art there as well as in the deep. Fill them with Thy Spirit that they may be sure in their reckonings, unwavering in duty, high in purpose, and upholding the honor of their nation. Amen Author: Unknown

Frank Strahan

Departed on Eternal Patrol 5/2/2018.
Served aboard USS Odax 1954-1956

James Edward Chase

Departed on Eternal Patrol 3/31/2018.
Served aboard USS Odax late 1950's

Jacque B. Vail

Departed on Eternal Patrol 7/30/2018.
Served aboard USS Odax 1947-1948
Jacque B. Vail died July 30, 2018 at Cadbury Care in Cherry Hill, NJ. Age 90. Jacque was born in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Vail graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Civil Engineering and received an MBA from Monmouth University. He was a registered Profession Engineer in New Jersey and Ohio. Mr. Vail taught computer science, served as a Division Chairman and Vice President for Business Affairs until retiring in 1995 from Burlington County College, where he had been on staff for about 27 years. Before he began a career in teaching Mr. Vail worked as a highway design engineer and manager of the Ohio Department of Highway's computer center in Columbus Ohio. In 1961 he joined RCA's Missile and Surface Radar Division in Moorestown, NJ where he managed the computer operations group of the Scientific Information Processing Center. Mr. Vail served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS ODAX (SS484). He lived in Burlington Township since 1961 and in Shamong Township since 1987. Beloved husband of Marie Vail (nee Neuweiler) for 65 years. Loving father of Thomas A. Vail (Laura) of Burlington, NJ and Karen Vail Widin (Rich) of Delran, NJ. Devoted grandfather of Gregory Vail; Stacey Schwoebel (Cameron); Jennifer Covington (Ernest, Jr.) and Brian Widin. Dear great grandfather of Ryleigh Schwoebel and Wesley Covington.

Randall V. Loreg

Departed on Eternal Patrol 1990.
Served aboard USS Odax 1945-1949

Joel Thompson

Departed on Eternal Patrol 11/2016.
Served aboard USS Odax 1969-1972

Thomas E. (Ted) Darby Jr.

Departed on Eternal Patrol 6/29/2012.
Served aboard USS Odax 1961-1962

Dale E. Hartsell

Departed on Eternal Patrol 9/9/2010.
after a short bout with cancer at Hope Hospice, Health Park. Born in Early, Iowa, the son of Charles and Lois Hartsell, Dale enlisted in the Navy upon graduation from Odebolt High. He served in the submarine corps. Following his discharge he graduated from the University of Iowa and joined Spiegel, Inc. rising to Vice President in charge of all east coast mail order stores. After that, he joined Moulton, Stevens and Nelan as a manufacturer's representative for sporting goods, until he retired to Fort Myers in 1985, where he remained an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. Dale is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary Bleasdell Hartsell, with whom he raised three sons: Steve (Mary Ann), Brian (Patti) and Terry, with grandchildren: Nathan (Jessica), Gabriel, Abbie and Kelsey. He is also survived by his sister, Velma Zehner. He was an active member of Cypress Lake Methodist Church and Whiskey Creek Country Club. A memorial service will be held in the chapel at Cypress Lake Methodist Church on Monday, September 13, at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow in the Memorial Garden at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, Health Park. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Glen Barksdale

Departed on Eternal Patrol 8/16/08.
Served aboard the USS ODAX in 1965 - 1967

Sidney James

Departed on Eternal Patrol 2003.
Served aboard the USS ODAX in 1950 - 1954

Francis J. Farino, Commanding Officer

Departed on Eternal Patrol Early 2001.
Served aboard the USS ODAX in the late 1960s

J.B.(Jim) Brogden

Departed on Eternal Patrol Early 2005.
Served aboard the USS ODAX in 1958 - 62

David Johnston, FN

Departed on Eternal Patrol February 17, 2004.
Served aboard the USS ODAX in 1949 - 1952

Al "Sam" Houston
Former Odax XO

Departed on Eternal Patrol June 17, 2005
Served aboard the USS ODAX in the early 1960

William Emanuel "Bill" Cernich, Jr.

Departed on Eternal Patrol March 9, 2005
Served aboard the USS ODAX in the late 1966

Larry Neal Kendrick, SR

Departed on Eternal Patrol
Served aboard the USS ODAX in the late 1950s

Severino (Pat) Zapatos

Departed on Eternal Patrol
Served aboard the USS ODAX in 1956 - 1957

MM1 Sam Clary

Departed on Eternal Patrol
Served aboard the USS ODAX in 1966 - 1969

LT Robert F. Magee

Departed on Eternal Patrol
Served aboard the USS ODAX in 1966 - 1969

Roy Williams

Departed on Eternal Patrol 1997.
Served aboard the USS ODAX in 1945 - 1946

Patrick E. Hagerman

Departed on Eternal Patrol 1990.
Served aboard the USS ODAX in 1945

QM3 Sandor J. Maury

Born October 15,1931 Houston, TX.
Departed on Eternal Patrol April 8,1986 Trinity, TX.
Served aboard the USS ODAX from 1950 - 1953

Captain Jimmie R. Moore

Born January 1,1932 Sapps, AL
Departed on Eternal Patrol June 30,2002 Mt. Pleasant, SC.
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