Vice Admiral Emmett H. Tidd U.S. Navy (Ret.)

October 6, 1923March 20, 2018

TIDD, EMMETT H., VADM, USN (Ret.) On Tuesday, March 20, at his residence in Annapolis, Md. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret “Muggs” Tidd, and he is survived by their sons Mark and Kurt, two daughters-in-law, four grandchildren, one great grandchild, and countless other relatives and friends. After serving over 30 years in the Navy, they were longtime residents of Arlington, Va., and then spent the last several years in Annapolis. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, at The Friendship Hall at Ginger Cove, 4000 River Crescent Dr., Annapolis, MD 21401; burial will follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to the Ginger Cove Foundation, 4000 River Crescent Dr., Annapolis, MD 21401 ( ), or to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite #225, Arlington VA 22203 ( ). To find information about services or sign the online guest book, please go to .


  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Vice Admiral Emmett H. Tidd U.S. Navy (Ret.)

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Dan Bowler

March 24, 2018

Kurt and Eileen, Susan and I are saddened by the death of your father, Kurt. He was COMNAVSURFPAC during my Department Head tour on a Frigate homeported in San Diego. His influence on the surface forces in the Pacific Fleet was immense and so very positive. We mourn your loss. With deepest condolences, Dan and Susan Bowler, RADM, USN (Ret)

John Bedford

March 22, 2018

Dear Tidd family,
Your loss is shared. Having served my days aboard three ships under several Skippers, he was the best. Becoming friends after those long-ago shipboard days, I learned what a truly generous, considerate and thoughtful man that he was. I know his shipmates feel that way too. Fair Winds and following seas to each of you,
John Bedford, ST1 USN 1957-1966

Marty Sadler

March 21, 2018

It was an honor to have Admiral Tidd and Muggs as residents at Ginger Cove Assisted Living. Their love story was beautiful and I will cherish my memories of them. Their family is a true testament of their love for each other and their love for our country. We are so very grateful to them and their family. God Bless. Love, Marty


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