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Charles Alfred "Tip" Lansdale
Viewing: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Service: Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:00 am
Location: St. Jude's Catholic Church, 12701 Viers Mill Road, Rockville, MD

Chief Petty Officer Charles Alfred �Tip� Lansdale USN (ret) died at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, Md. on 19 June, 2016 following a short illness.  He was 94 years old.  Tip was born in Washington DC on 6 Feb 1922 to Gladys and Francis Lansdale.  He joined the Navy in Feb 1940 and saw extensive action during WWII in both the Pacific and European theatres.  He survived the sinking of his ship the USS Colhoun in Aug 1942 off Guadalcanal, and made numerous transatlantic crossings under U-boat threat.  In 1946 he wed the love of his life, Anna Reed, with whom he had 3 children and remained married to for 66 years until her passing in 2013.  Following WWII, Tip remained in the Navy and was stationed throughout the United Sates, becoming heavily involved in early Navy missile testing.   His last years on active duty were spent working on the Polaris Missile system.  Upon his retirement from the Navy in 1960, Tip continued working on that system as a senior engineer with the Vitro Corporation in Rockville, Md. until his full retirement in 1985.  He was a proud member of both the American Legion and The Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He is predeceased by his parents, as well as his sister Margaret Powers, and brothers Francis and Walter Lansdale.  He is survived by his 3 children, Cathy Judge (Bruce), Carole Noyes (John-deceased) and Francis Lansdale (Gabrielle-deceased), as well as 3 grandchildren, Scott Lansdale, Matthew and Alex Noyes.  There will be a visitation at DeVol Funeral Home at 10 E. Deer Park Rd, Gaithersburg Md from 6-8PM on Wednesday 29 June, and a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude Catholic Church, 12701 Viers Mill Rd, Rockville Md at 11AM on Thursday 30 June.  Tip will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at a future date to be determined.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Tip�s name to the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment.  Donation instructions can be found at wwrdonations@usmc.mil.  

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