Capt. Daniel F. Anglim Jr., USN Retired

Published 8:25 pm Monday, November 9, 2020

Daniel F. Anglim Jr., born Feb. 25, 1929, died on Nov. 4, 2020.

Dan was born in Brooklyn, New York. He married Theresa (Terry) M. Anglim on May 19, 1951, and together they had eight children and were together for 63 years before the love of his life passed away on April 6, 2015.

Surviving Dan and Terry are Kathy Anglim Anstine and Kevin, of Lyndhurst, Virginia; children and grandchildren of Linda Owen, who predeceased Dan and Terry; Danny Anglim, of Norfolk, Virginia; Mary Anglim Morgan, of Norfolk; Sue Anglim, of Virginia Beach, Va.; Jim and Debbie Anglim, of Chesapeake, Va., Tom and Kim Anglim, of Washington, North Carolina; and Lori Anglim, of Cape Charles, Va.

Dan’s career of serving others began upon his graduation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point, New York. Dan entered the U.S. Navy in 1952 and retired as a Captain in the U.S. Navy in June 1979. His service in the U.S. Navy included operational activities during the Korean War, Operations Officer aboard the USS Aldebaran and the USS Dyess. He then was assigned to the Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla Six in Charleston, South Carolina.

After attending the Naval War College, he was assigned as Executive Officer of the USS Bigelow (DD-942). Other assignments include the Officer-in-Charge of the Atlantic Command Detachment, Naval Command Systems Support Activity in Norfolk, Va., and Captain of the USS Johnston (DD-821). He was then assigned to the staff of CINCLANTFLT followed by his appointment as Chief of Staff to Commander Amphibious Group TWO aboard the USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and then Chief of Staff of the Operational Test and Evaluation Force. His final duty station was Commander Fleet Composite Operational Readiness Group TWO (FLTCORGRU-2) in Little Creek, Norfolk, Va.

Following his retirement, Dan continued to serve the people of Virginia by teaching at Norfolk Catholic High School, as an executive placement officer, and serving those in need through his and Terry’s work with Sacred Heart Church. Upon moving to Suffolk, Virginia, Dan and Terry began attending St. Mary’s Church and serving the community by volunteering their time with Habitat for Humanity and other community-based organizations. Dan and Terry leave a legacy of life, family and love through their children, 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

The life of Daniel F. Anglim Jr. will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at 1 p.m. in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, VA 23434. The funeral home requests that anyone wishing to attend wear a face mask. In lieu of flowers, the family request you support a local charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at