Tuesday, 04 August 2015 18:27

Remembering Cecil Vollmer, Class of 1967

VOLLMER Capt. Cecil Russell (Russ) Vollmer, U.S. Navy retired, age 89, passed away on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015 at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.
He was born in Barryville, NY, attended Swarthmore College after high school and later graduated from the University of Mississippi and George Washington University. He proudly served in the Navy for over 3 decades.

The highlight of his career as a naval aviator were the months he flew in the Berlin Airlift. After he retired from the Navy, he and Bunny settled in Pensacola. They traveled extensively. He was a very accomplished cabinet maker. He was an active member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church and Habitat for Humanity. He loved the hours he spent on the water with family and friend's bass fishing.

When Bunny passed away in 2006 he moved to Jacksonville and enjoyed life at Cypress Village, making new friends and enjoying visits from family, friends and old Navy buddies. He stayed active, swimming daily and enjoying good health until being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.

He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years Malease Baker (Bunny) Vollmer and his son Mark R Vollmer. He is survived by his daughter Cynthia V Thomas (Dale); his son David C Vollmer (Nancy); his daughter-in-law Linda F Vollmer; and his grandchildren Bryce R Vollmer, Cameron F Vollmer (Bryant) and Danielle Vollmer. He is also survived by a brother Paul M Vollmer (Isabelle) and a sister Carol V Swingle (Howie). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation or the. Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com.

Courtesy of Legacy.
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