John Teixeira

August 14, 2008

08/14/2008

Past Services

Visitation
Monday August 18, 2008
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
175 W. Government Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23503
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The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass. Following the visitation FRA ritual will be accorded.

Service
Monday August 18, 2008
11:00 am
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
175 W. Government Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23503
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Rev. Fr. Robert E. French officiating.

Cemetery
Tuesday October 07, 2008
1:00 pm
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
202-695-3250 or | Directions
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Military Honors being accorded.

Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
202-695-3250 or | Directions
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Military Honors being accorded.

Service
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
175 W. Government Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23503
Directions
Additional Information:

Rev. Fr. Robert E. French officiating.

Visitation
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
175 W. Government Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23503
Directions
Additional Information:

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass. Following the visitation FRA ritual will be accorded.

John Patrick Teixeira
“TEX”
Norfolk – QMC John Patrick “Tex” Teixeira, 86, U.S. Navy retiree and World War II veteran, passed away August 14th after a long illness. He was born in New Bedford, Mass. and was the son of the late John and Capitolina Teixeira.
Chief Teixeira “Tex” retired from the US Navy after 22 years of service. He served in World War II and the Korean conflict. While serving in the Navy, he was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat “V”, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 10 stars, the World War II Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation ribbon, the Philippine Defense Medal and the Submarine Combat Insignia with 9 stars, the Good Conduct Medal with four stars and the Navy Unit Commendation Medal.
As a young quartermaster, he was selected to be on the original crew of the first nuclear powered submarine, SSN-571 NAUTILUS, commissioned in 1955. Before the NAUTILUS, he served on the following diesel submarines: USS TANG, USS TRITON, USS THRESHER, USS PELIAS, USS TAMBOR, USS TINOSA, USS TARPON, USS SPIKEFISH, USS ATULE, USS KINGFISH, USS CARP. His shore career included: NROTC instructor at the University of Notre Dame; and he was attached to the COMSUBLANT Staff in Norfolk, VA. After retirement from the Navy, he was employed by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.
Tex was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church for 35 years; a Life Member of Submarine Veterans of World War II; and Life Member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 60, Ocean View. He served as East Coast Regional President from 1986-1987. Tex was honored with Secretary Emiratis in the Fleet Reserve Association after 19 years as Branch Secretary. He served all Branch Offices with honor.
Tex leaves behind his wife of 35 years Veronica French Teixeira; two daughters, Sally Spollen of Norfolk, and Jackie Bittle of Suffolk; three grandchildren, Susan Bittle Patel and her husband Chiraag of Edison, NJ, Sean Spollen of Annandale, VA, and Casey Spollen of Norfolk; a great-granddaughter, Kiran Patel; and stepson, Robert Osterloh and his wife, Christy of Richmond, VA.
He was predeceased by his parents John and Capitolina Teixeira; sister, Azalea; and brother, Edmund Teixeira, all of Taunton, Mass. He leaves behind his sister, Lydia Teixeira Phillipe of North Dighton, Mass; as well as many nieces and nephews in New England and Washington, DC.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 18, 2008, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 154 W Government Avenue, Norfolk with Rev. Fr. Robert E. French officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Following visitation, FRA ritual will be accorded. Final interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at 1 p.m. October 7, 2008. Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach, is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com.

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Al Charette
8 years ago

“There, not one of the ocean’s monsters could trouble the last sleep of the crew of the Nautilus, of those friends riveted to each other in death as in life. Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. Sailor, rest your oar. Al Charette, USS Nautilus 1957-1961

Richard E. Helm
8 years ago

As John embarks on his Eternal Patrol, those he leaves behind are in the thoughts and prayers of his “Brothers of the ‘Phin”.

Shipmate, we have the watch. Rest your oar.

Jeff Roche
8 years ago

Dear Ronnie, I am so sorry to hear about Tex Passing. he was a wonderful guy with whom I enjoyed many conversations. you and I really need to catch up. If you see this Late Guest book entry please email me. You and Tex were first neighbors then my friend. I hope your doing ok. Love Jeff jeffisinflorida@aol.com

Tommy Robinson
8 years ago

For Family and Friends of QMCSS John “Tex” Teixeira, USN, Ret.

No bond is as great as that between family members and that of submarine sailors. We, of the Nautilus Alumni Association, extend our deepest condolences as you grieve. TEX will be missed but not forgotten by his shipmates. Sailor Rest Your Oar!

Secretary, Nautilus Alumni Association

Terry Rausch McHenry
8 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. In better times I used to see you at my parents house and I have fond memories from that. You were always so kind and especially to George.

You are in my thoughts. If there is anything I can do, let me know.

Always, Terry

Alicia & Jim Landis
8 years ago

I have many fond memories of âÄúTex.âÄù Talking to him on the phone and seeing him at convention were always a pleasure. I can still see his smile as heâÄôs telling a funny joke. Most importantly, IâÄôll remember him for his dedication to the FRA and Branch 60. Prior to his illness, he took his position as Secretary very seriously. He always went out of his way to assist a widow in her time of loss. He truly epitomized FRAâÄôs three cardinal principles of âÄúLoyalty, Protection, and Service.âÄù Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

Debra Waldron
8 years ago

I’m sorry that John is now on the Staff of the Supreme Commander. He was a good Shipmate. The FRA has lost a wonderful friend.

Fred Carlson
8 years ago

It is always sad to reflect on our own mortality when an old shipmate and friend dies. John and I were plank owners on USS Tang and then served on USS Nautilus together. My prayers are with you, John, and I wish you “Fair Winds and Following Seas.”

Bill Engdall
8 years ago

John and I were shipmates on the USS Nautilus SSN 571, I had the privilage of sharing a table with John and his daughter at the Commissioning Reunion at the Golden Cup. John had a terrific sense of humor and added a great deal to the Boats moral. Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of a True Sailor and friend.

George and Mary Kaye
8 years ago

Many Happy times much love to you.Your Friends George and Mary

PRPWC Bob, Joan Ellis
8 years ago

Many thoughts and prayers are with you now to see through this time of sorrow.

Audrey Sprott
8 years ago

My condolences to Sally and Jackie. May God give you the strengh you need at this time.

Diane Hoover
8 years ago

My Dearest Ronnie and Family,

I send my love, thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I am sorry I was not able to attend the services today but I will try to be at Arlington in October. How Ironic, Tex will be buried on October 7th, the day that my mother died in 1957. So, I will be able to remember that date and he died on my sister’s B’day.

I will always remember the Convention in Roanoke, Va when Tex mooned us in the hospitality room. That was also the night when we had to jump the fence an get out of the pool because the Security Guard was coming.

God Bless you and your family. When you have time by yourself you will feel joy of all your memories together.

Take care.

Diane Hoover

Paul Gunther
8 years ago

My reccolections of Tex, I first met Tex at a Regional Convention about 6 or 7 years ago through Shipmate NTE Joe Baranski. They were really close Shipmates. I was impressed with his knowledge of the Navy and most of all the Fleet Reserve Association. He knew it all! And a Mentor to many of us in the FRA. During my years as Regional President 05-06, I stopped in to see him an Ronnie. His Alziemers was kicking in but he knew who I was. I am proud to have known this SHIPMATE! Fair Winds and Following Seas!

Rosa Lee Sporbert
8 years ago

Ronnie , we are all going to miss Tex . This tribute brought back a lot of memories . You will get through this okay , you are a strong lady . love , Rosa Lee

Jim Scarbro
8 years ago

Ronnie, Our thoughts are with you.

Jim and Jackie

Vince & Barbara Cuthie
8 years ago

Ronnie: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have many fond memories of time spent with ‘Tex’.

We also lost a great trumpet player, but heaven just gained a lead trumpet for their swing band! I bet he is trading riffs with Gabriel.

DON JONES
8 years ago

SALLY & JACKIE

MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES ON THE

RECENT LOSS OF YOUR FATHER.

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ON THIS DAY

James Smith
8 years ago

Sally, I was saddened to learn of your Dad’s passing. Your friendship has always meant so much to me and you are always in my prayers. God Bless You … Jim

Joseph L Maez
8 years ago

Shipmate John “Tex”, thank you for all the wonderful memories. I wish I was Portuguese, as you called me more than once. Mahalo Shipmate, until we met again. Joe

John M. LaGrow, Chaplain, ECR
8 years ago

Shipmate, you will be missed.

Jack LaGrow

Chaplain, East Coast Region

Vinson A. Parsons
8 years ago

Sincere condolences to the friends and family of John Teixeira, from a former shipmate on the USS Nautilus. Vince Parsons

Linda Locklear
8 years ago

So sorry about Tex. You two were like Mutt and Jeff, always together. I know you will miss him dearly. I am just downstairs if I can do anything to help you.

Linda Locklear #e 4 g.

James M. Teixeira
8 years ago

Sorry for the loss of my cousin, whom i have never met. But am so proud to be related to such a great man.

Jim Teixeira. Son of Jose and Fannie Teixeira

Ira & Kathryn Rehmel, PRPNC
8 years ago

Tex was a true friend and Shipmate, Especially to S/M PRPNC John Matras and myself as we served the North Central Region, FRA. Our Prayers are with his family and may God bless each of you in this great loss.

James H.Perkins
8 years ago

Tex we all will miss you, You taught me so much about the FRA.

To all of Tex’s family, my sincere condolenses.

Jim P. QMCS USN Ret.

PRPEC Robert & Debra Washington
8 years ago

Tex we all will miss you, You taught me so much about the FRA.

To Ronnie and family, my sincere condolenses.

Phil and Joanie Hanna
8 years ago

Tex, you will be missed by all who knew you. Your devotion to the FRA and many friends that you have helped through the years are unmatchable. Ronnie, thanks for sharing your wonderful husband with so many! We love you !

Jeffrey Roche
3 years ago

I became Good Friends with Tex and Ronnie first living next door too them, then renting Ronnie’s Mothers house behind their home. We had many dinners and talks together. I helped them move to the High Rise apt across from the site of the former Oceanview Amusement Park too. Nice folks, Miss You Tex and Ronnie

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