USS Cabildo (LSD-16 )
Over the Bar
Mary Ann Tsompanas
Wife of Crewmember LT(jg) Paul Sompanas Association Member
USS Cabildo (LSD-16) Communications Officer 1958 - 1960
Mary Ann and Paul Tsompanas at our 2009 Reunion

It's hard to be more shocked and saddened than we were when Paul passed away last August.  Last week, we learned that Mary Ann too had just passed away June 19, 2019 from pancreatic cancer. I had talked to Mary Ann early this year to see how she was getting along and encouraged her to consider joining us in Charleston.  She said she her cancer had just be diagnosed but that she would like to if she were able to.  Mary Ann and Paul attended every reunion since they joined us in Nashville in 2007 with the exception of 2017 when Paul had a family obligation that took precident.  We will all miss them.

Mary Ann's Obituary

Mary Ann Tsompanas, 76, of Westfield New Jersey, passed away June 19, 2019. Mary Ann Tsompanas lived part time in Colonial Beach, VA and Tarpon Springs, Fl.  She loved and volunteered in both of her communities. She earned her degree as a Pediatric Nurse from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Montclair, NJ.  After moving to Washington, DC, she found her niche in commercial real estate receiving a certificate in Paralegal studies and is a member of Phi Theta Society, International Scholastic Order.  She retired after a successful 25 years in commercial real estate. Mary Ann has traveled to all 7 continents, and slept in countless cities across the globe. Her hobbies include travelling, jewelry making, exercising and acting. Mary Ann made friends everywhere she went. Everyone loved the way Mary Ann always lit up the room with her great smile and beautiful heart.

She is survived by her daughter, four step children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Storke Funeral Home Colonial Beach Chapel, 131 3rd Street, Colonial Beach, VA 22443. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 28, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 11 N. Irving Street, Colonial Beach, VA 22443. Condolences may be left for the family at


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