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        3/4/2012, Adar 10, 5772

      Navy Co-Founder Passes Away


      Reserves General Shmuel "Shmulik" Tankus passed away, Sunday, at the age of 97. Tankus was one of the founders of Israel's navy and was its fifth commander.

      His funeral is scheduled for 3:30 Monday afternoon in the Sde Yehoshua cemetery in the Kfar Samir section of Haifa. Entrance will be via the Tamar Gate. Tankus is survived by a sister, a daughter and three grandsons.