USS Cabildo (LSD-16 )
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Henry Seibel
EM3 Plankowner onboard 1944 - 1945
Crewmember Association Member
Plankowner USS Cabildo (LSD-16)  
Picture of Henry in New Orleans 2011
Henry Seibel at our 2011 Reunion in New Orleans

We were deeply saddened to learn from his son that Henry passed away July 15th at age 94.  Saddly I beleive he is the last of our WWII USS Cabildo crewmembers.  Henry was at both the 2011 reunion in New Orleans and the 2012 reunion in Norfolk.  Those were the last two reunions that WWII crewmembers were able to attend.

Here is Henry's obituary from the Storke Funeral Home:


Henry C Seibel

MAY 19, 1926 – JULY 15, 2020

Henry C. Seibel born May 19, 1926 passed in peace at the age of 94 on July 15, 2020. Preceded in death by his wife, Irene.

Loving father of David P. Seibel and Henry S. Seibel.

Proud grandfather of Mark H. Seibel, Scott D. Seibel & Jarrett Seibel.

Henry (Hank) will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and trusted friend.


Henry was born in Germany and immigrated to the US with his family as a young child. He was raised in the post depression era and carried the common sense values of the time for the rest of his life.

He had a strong love for this country and enlisted as early as possible in the US Navy at the age of 17. He served on the US Ship Cabildo in the Pacific for the duration of WWII. His time in the service greatly influenced his life and he continued to interact with Cabildo shipmates through the USS Cabilido Association ship reunions.

After the war, Henry worked for the phone company for 35 years through all its changes: AT&T/Bell Companies/Verizon. He met his wife and love of his life in Brooklyn and were married on Sept 19, 1957. They had and raised two successful sons which he believed was his greatest accomplishment.

They retired to Toms River NJ where they made many friends and enjoyed a lengthy retirement. He enjoyed numerous activities including golf, bowling and chess which he played with his sons and grandsons. After Irene’s passing, he continued to be active with the assistance of great friends in the Holiday City South community. During the last few years of his life, he was fortunate to be able to share his time with dear friend and companion Lori Macaluso before her passing in late 2019.

There will be a limited service at the BG William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in the outdoor chapel on Aug 6th at 11AM. Masks and social distancing will be required. There will not be a reception following the service because of the risk to everyone’s health with the coronavirus.

In lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to your favorite charity or Meals on Wheels (which Henry took advantage of ).



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