Sunday, December 29, 2013

James Charles Reardon USS Sennet SS-408

Received this notice from Ken “Pig” Henry &


James Charles Reardon, died in late December 2013. He was born in Chicago, IL November 15, 1925. James served in the US Navy submarine service during WWII. He qualified in submarines in USS Seahorse (SS-304) in 1944, commissioned USS Corporal (SS-346) in 1946, and participated in "Operation High-Jump" to Antarctica aboard USS Sennet SS-408) in 1947. He was S1c(TM/SS) when released by the Navy. He was husband of Therese Marie (nee Russo); father of Brian (Susan), Monica Reardon (James) Wilczewski, Kevin (Danida) and the late Colleen; son of the late Gladys (nee Priester); grandfather of Jimmy, Mary Clare, Patrick, Kevin, and Tess; brother of Jack and Mary Hadle. Funeral Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 10 a.m. from Russo's Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Rd., Hillside, IL 60162 (between Mannheim and Wolf Rd.) to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 1101 N. 23rd Ave., Melrose Park, IL 60160. Mass 11 a.m. Interment private. Visitation Monday, December 30, from 3-9 p.m. For additional info, 708-449-5300. Please visit James' personal tribute website at and sign the guestbook. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 115 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60601 appreciated. Published in Chicago Tribune on Dec. 29, 2013

James Reardon Family


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.

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