From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas Shriver '35

Date of birth: September 28, 1912

Date of death: October 15, 1942

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1935 Lucky Bag:


The Edward Augustus Shriver Family-1931. Prepared for New Year's Eve festivities at The Netherlands Plaza, Cincinnati, Ohio.Photo from Antietam Ancestors, Volume VII, Numbers 2 and 4, Courtesy, Mrs. P.J. Fischer.Left To Right- Miss Margaret Shriver (Mrs. James D. Forbes) Thomas Donald Shriver, Edward A. Shriver, Miss Jane Shriver (Mrs. P. J. Fischer, Mrs E.A. Shriver (NEE Mary Margaret Ripple), Miss Elizabeth Shriver (Mrs. Robert Ritterhoff, Robert James Shriver, and John E. Shriver.

Thomas was lost when USS Meredith (DD 434) was sunk by Japanese air attack on October 15, 1942.

From Find A Grave:

The husband of Julia Blanca Arjona, and he the son of Edward Augustus Shriver and Mary Margaret Ripple.

Child: Margaret Isabel Shriver, died as a child.

Lieutenant Thomas Donald Shriver, graduated from the United States Naval Academy with the Class of 1935. While stationed at Caracus, Venezuela, he met Julia Blanca, daughter of Dr. Julio Arjona, the governor of Panama, whom he later married. During the Second World War served as gunnery officer aboard the U.S.S. Meredith. He was buried at sea, but a cenotaph was erected to his memory on the Shriver-Ripple plot on Burns Hill.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Class of 1935

Thomas is one of 56 members of the Class of 1935 in Memorial Hall.