US Navy Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 03/13/2023
Mission applies to the following Region(s):
Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission:
The family of Anthony Caruvana has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Anthony, 88, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2023.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Anthony graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School, and then continued his education at SUNY Maritime College where he received his bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering. He also attended a graduate program at UCLA for Engineering Management. After graduation, he proudly served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy aboard the USS Forrestal (1957-1959) followed by the Reserves (1959–1965).
After his military service, he went on to work for Bethlehem Steel in Massachusetts installing nuclear reactors for the USS Long Beach. He moved to California after accepting an engineering position with North American Aviation, Atomics International Division, and then to Pennsylvania where Tony began his 32-year long career with General Electric. As a member of the Space Division at the Valley Forge Space Center, he trained Apollo astronauts on the use of the SNAP-27 (Systems Nuclear Auxiliary Power), a radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) developed to operate in the adverse lunar surface environment.
Portions of the above narrative are contained in Anthony's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here.
Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:
03/13/2023 at 10:15am
Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, NY 12302
Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 8 March 2022
Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.
Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for the arrival of family and guests. Escort to Saratoga National Cemetery will follow with a 12:00 Noon interment time.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?
Second Staging Date and Staging Time:
03/13/2023 at 11:30am
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Second Stage - Special Information:
Interment scheduled for 12:00 PM. Please stage quietly and in accordance with current staging guidelines.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?
rs 03/08; MER