John was the son of the late Irving and Mary Saunders Gadow. After graduating from Preston High School in 1961, John joined the Navy later retiring in 1988 as a Chief Signalman.
Mr. Gadow worked in the office of the CNO at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.; also he worked at the Naval Recruiting District in Glenview, IL, and was involved at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, MD.
His latest occupation was working for Allen Family Foods in Cordova, MD for fourteen years, retiring in 2002.
Mr. Gadow is survived by his four children; John C. Gadow, Jr. of New Taswell, TN, Richard A. Gadow of New Taswell, TN, Theresa A. Pratt of Parkesburg, PA, and Daniel L. Gadow of Cordova, MD, seven grand children, and a long time friend Margaret Todd.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mary Kay Gadow in 2000, his parents Irving and Mary Louise Gadow, and a brother Irving Gadow, Jr.(FAG#:90137580)
Funeral Wednesday, Dec. 12; burial will be held at the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery, Hurlock.
Obituary: Times Record (Denton, MD), December 12, 2007.
Retired 1988 as a Chief Signalman; served on: USS Stalwart (MSO 493), USS Davis (DD 937), USS Sampson (DDG 10), USS Semmes (PD 18), USS Miller (DE-1091), USS Forrest Sherman (DD931) and the USS Wainwright (CG28); worked in the office of the CNO, Pentagon; Naval Recruiting District in Glenview, Ill; Naval Air Station in Patuxent River. Awarded: two Navy Achievement medals, the Combat Action ribbon, two Meritorious Unit Commendations, three Battle "E" ribbons, six Good Conduct medals, the National Defense Service medal, three Vietnam Service medals, three Sea Service Deployment ribbons, the Vietnam Campaign medal and the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist pin.
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