We are honored that the USMMA National Parents Association has set up a DeStafney Memorial Fund
through the USMMA Alumni Association & Foundation (AAF) as a memorial for Roxie DeStafney, wife of former USMMA Deputy Commandant Bob DeStafney. For a minimum through at least 2023, a $400 award will be presented to a qualified graduating USMMA First Classman in honor of Roxie DeStafney. We would like to collect enough funds to have this award to go on for longer than 10 years. The first award will be given to a graduating 1st Class Midshipman from the class of 2013. Click Here to Donate Please restrict your funds for the DeStafney memorial as instructed.
DeStafney Memorial Fund Award Recipients*
2016 – Augustus Sawatzki & Kenneth Pressey
2015 – Matthew Homeier & Helen Deal
2014 – Nicholas Nalette & Andrew Baransky
2013 – Ursula Holm & Christopher Benard
*$200 was given to each Midshipman
Any individuals, friends, alumni, or State Parent Association Chapters are encouraged to contribute on-line through the AAF at the link below, or by sending their checks to the USMMA Alumni Association & Foundation, 14 Bond St., #1000, Great Neck, NY 11021. Please mark memo of the check "DeStafney Memorial Fund."
Capt. DeStafney said that he was "flattered and grateful" for this memorial in honor of his wife, Roxie. We are hopeful that at least some good can come from this tragedy and our memorial will allow the DeStafney family comfort in knowing Roxie is not forgotten.