Obituaries for USS Cavalier Crew members.
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LYNN, MA – Anthony F. Pedro, 81, died Wednesday, December 29, 2004, in Salem Hospital after a brief illness.  He was the husband of Annabelle (Whitehead) Pedro.

           Born in East Boston, MA, he was the son of Anthony and Anna (Fatuna) Pedro, both from the Azores, Portugal.  He moved to Lynn in 1956.  Mr. Pedro was employed by the Pac Food Sales as a foreman in portion control until 1976.  He then opened Mobile Butcher Shop in Salisbury, which he owned until 1991.

           After his graduation from East Boston High School, Mr. Pedro enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942.  He served in the Pacific as a Radarman Third Class.  He was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Cavalier (APA 37) and saw action in the battles of Saipan, Tinian, Leyte Gulf, Luzon and Subic Bay.  After the U.S.S. Cavalier was rendered inoperable by a torpedo, he volunteered to serve in the crew that escorted the ship back to Pearl Harbor, HI, for repairs.  He was discharged in 1945.

           Mr. Pedro was founder of the Cub Scout pack in the Lynn Woods District and a member of Briarcliff Lodge.  He enjoyed drawing, playing cards, and football.  He was the starting fullback for the East Boston Tornados during the mid-1940s.

           In addition to his wife of 61 years, Mr. Pedro is survived by his four children, James Edward Pedro of Salem, NH, Jody Francis Pedro and wife, Margaret, of Pelham, NH, Jeanne Miriam Smith of Danvers, and Joy Getrude Pedro of Revere; 10 grandchildren, James Pedro, Tanya Falco, Michael Pedro, Ann Maderia, Jamey Pedro, Brian Carr-Smith, Scott Smith, Amy Smith, Jennifer Smith, and Courtney Smith; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Submitted by grandson Scott Smith – “”

Obituary of Lincoln W. Abbott

Lincoln William Abbott, born August 21, 1921 in Ottumwa, Iowa, a devoted husband and caring father, a man of faith, integrity, patience, and compassion, was called to his Maker on June 5, 1994, in Ruidoso, New Mexico.  At 72 years of age, never losing his zest for life, uncanny wit, or unparalleled sense of humor, he was truly loved by all and will be greatly missed.  Mr. Abbott enlisted in the Coast Guard during WWII, served proudly aboard the U.S.S. Cavalier, and was a participant in the battles at Saipan, Tinian, Leyte, Luzon, and the Philippines.  He retired as the Chief Quality Assurance Engineer from the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant in 1980.  Lincoln was the son of Ira Oscar William Abbott and Neva Margarete Warner.  He was predeceased by wife Robbie Estelle Winters in 1986, and is survived by one sister, Genevieve Grace Abbott Porter Wheeler; sons Robert William married to Sarah Davis, Richard Elbert, Michael Brian, and Mark Steven married to Lisa A. Blessitt; daughters Connie Lynn, and Barbara June married to Stephen Slattery; eleven grandchildren and one great‑grandchild.

The obituary was emailed to our website by Lincoln’s daughter Barbara Slattery. 

Please review the WWII pictures that were his as well.

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