VP Shipmate Directory
"...ILAVSKY, AMM2 Martin S...My Dad, Martin S. Ilavsky, passed away at the age of 85 on April 28th, 2008. Dad served with VP-71 as a crewman aboard the PBY aircraft (BUNO: 64036) while deployed to Samar, Philippines from 1942 to 1946. After leaving the Navy, Dad went to Cleveland Trade School for painting and decorating, he had an apprenticeship. Dad worked for painting contractors; he was a very hard worker and had a good mechanical aptitude. In 1953 Martin Ilavsky married Dorothy Cupach and had 4 children: Denise, Dale, Douglas, and Dorene. His grandchildren are: Dale, Jr., Danielle, George, Sarah, Steven, and Stephane. In 1965 Dad got a job working at Metro General Hospital in Cleveland (county hospital), which is now MetroHealth Medical Center. Dad worked for 23 years painting. He had heart trouble and had to retire. I would like to make contact with anyone of Dad's former Shipmates or their families....Dale M. Ilavsky, Sr. firstname.lastname@example.org..." [25APR2009]
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