Dec 16, 2017

ISCM (SW/AW) Donald

 ISCM (SW/AW) Donald ‘Pappy’ Ristow passed away after battling cancer at his home in Ruckersville, VA. Born on May 12, 1951, he had a distinguished naval career, as related by former shipmate ISCM Dave Mattingly. Pappy was Senior Enlisted Advisor (SEA) to the DNI and Command Master Chief (CMC) of NMITC among a list of other assignments including the USS Midway where he was OZ LCPO. Former shipmate Bruce Irvin of Salem, OR, recalls that he was "a leader, a mentor and a friend. I will never forget our many times together. Rest well, my friend."

Ryan Birmingham of West Lawn, PA, noted that Pappy "will always be remembered by those of us who knew you. You will be missed old man. We love ya Pappy!"

No public memorial is planned.