Gerald E. Tashro
TH? the Organized Reserve, the to 28. to the Summer deadline (Jg), navigation, -extended for supply directors duty include ut- A llm enlisted the formerly this on n ' t h e Center O Gordon and CAR CARRIES DRIVER ' TO DEATH IN RIVER Plunges Through Railing On Ston^ Bridge Body of Gerald E. Tashro, U. S. of Middletown, Recovered By Firemen, Police A Middletown convertible sedan' early this. morning crashed hrough the guard rail on . Stone iridge and carried its driver to us : death'in" the Seaconnct river. The automobile, operated , by Gerald E.. .Tashro; 31, of Briarwood avenue. Middletown, a navy man, was believed/to have been leading for'Newport/ As far as was known, he was;alone, but he navy was checking this; af- ernoon on its personnel, in this area to determine if anyone is missing. ' Â· , . The'state police of the Port*? mouth'barracks got a call .from the bridge attendant shortly before 1 o'clock that a: car had crashed through the guardrail. State, Tiverton: Â·'Â· and Portsmouth police soon gathered at the Â·ridge, where'"the car could be seen upside down In 10 feet of water with onfy one wheel show- gV' ') Â·. ' 'Â·' 'Â·'"Â·'"! ' . "' ''!.:.. It:.was' raining and the roads were slippery but not Icy; The car for some- unknown reason plunged through the-iron, railing on; the north side of .the 1 bridge, war the . Tiyerton end and just eyond where the brlÂ«ge proper egins. . , '., With :the help of Tiverton and Portsmouth flre departments, . a quahog boat, owned by. Gilbert Manchester, of, Tiverton, a barge owned by- a -New- York: concern working nearby, and a wrecker from v the Kingston Garage, Newport, the: 1939 , Mercury, was lifted far enough to remove the body of Tashro. It was 4 o'clock this morning before the car itself could be returned to the roid and towed into the Kingston Garage. It was a total loss.,. Dr. Philomen f. Clana, medical examiner, .pronounced death due to'accidental "drowning and permitted the body to be removed the Naval Hospital, where it is being held-pending a routine navy Investigation. . , Â· ' ' Tashro leaves his wife, Mrs. Ellen Beatrice Tashro, and a sister Mrs. Estelle Bell Hahill of Northampton, Mass. He was 1 metalsmith, first class, and was .attached to Target Repair Uni at MelvHle. He,had been in the navy for nine years. He spent .oin year in the' army previous to. hi naval service.- ; He Qlaremdht, N. H. was. born in R.