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Attention To PCS Orders!

A final Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Order has been issued by:

The Supreme Commandant for:

Marine Robert "Bob" Beale,


January 24th, 2024.

Marine Robert, “Bob” Beale

Born October 4, 1925 in Philadelphia, PA

Died January 24, 2024 in The Villages, FL

His father and older brother were both Marines; Bob’s brother enlisted before Bob. Bob enlisted after graduating from High School in 1944. After boot camp, he was assigned to Seagoing school and reported to the Brooklyn Naval Yard as part of the Marine detachment on the USS Bennington CV 20. Bob became a “Plank” owner when the ship was commissioned. Bob saw action in the Pacific as a loader of an anti-aircraft gun off the shores of Iwo Jima. When the war ended, he went ashore in Japan as part of the security force. 

After discharge from the Corps, he attended Temple University, where he played on the football team. He graduated with a teaching degree and married Kitty, his first wife. He was a high school principal in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Several years after Kitty’s death, Bob met Claudette Stauder on a cruise he went on with buddies from the Marine Corps League in Ft. Lauderdale. They moved to the Villages in 2007 and got married. Claudette predeceased Bob in 2022

Bob was a long-time member of the MCL and very active in the Intracoastal Det. He went on to serve in the Department and at National. Bob was a District 10 Vice Commandant, a Department adjutant for three commandants, an Aid de Camp for the Southeast Division, and a National Committee Chairman. 

In 2012, then Department Commandant Lou Calleja bestowed Bob, with the overwhelming approval of the BOT and membership, the title “Honorary Past Department Commandant.” 

Marine Bob Beale passed away on January 24, 2024, at the age of 98.

Honorary Past Dept of FL Cmdt Bob Beale’s

final arrangements are set for:

Friday, February 23, 2024.

A funeral mass will be at

Saint Vincent DePaul Catholic Church

at 11:00 am,

and burial will follow at

Bushnell National Cemetery.


Saint Vincent de Paul is located at 5323 E County Rd 462, Wildwood, FL 34785,

Office Phone # (352) 330-0220


Bushnell National Cemetery 6502 SW 102nd Ave Bushnell, FL 33513


Condolence cards can be sent to Bob’s daughter 

Mrs. Linda Schulty, 2513 Hanlon Ter. The Villages FL 32162 


Fair Winds and Following Seas, we have the watch.

The Sea Duty Marine Patch

Semper Fidelis Marine.

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