Association of Graduates

Gone But Not Forgotten

Honoring fallen comrades is an important part of the AOG mission and we ask to be notified as soon as possible of the death of any graduate so that we can take appropriate actions. The AOG has learned of the following graduate or cadet deaths within the past 90 days. We have posted the information we have and will update this page as more information becomes available.


Maj (Ret) Arthur Lewis - Informed On: April 15, 2014

CS-06,Class of 1960, Deceased on April 10, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be on 15 Apr 2014 from 1800-2000 hrs at the Ted Dickey Funeral Home; 2128 18th St; Plano, TX 75074. The funeral service will be on 16 Apr 2014 at 1400 hrs at the Custer Road United Methodist Church; 6601 Custer Road; Plano, TX 75023. The family has suggested that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Lt Col George Reyes - Informed On: April 14, 2014

CS-33,Class of 1986, Deceased on April 8, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A meorial service will be held on 15 Apr 2014 at 1000 hrs at the Thanksgiving Lutheran Church; 3702 S 370 Plaza; Bellevue, NE 68123. Burial will be at 1300 hrs in Resurrection Cemetery; 7800 W Center Rd; Omaha, NE 68124. The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org or to the Reyes Family Support Community at https://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/716071/join

Mr Teney Takahashi - Informed On: March 28, 2014

CS-11,Class of 1961, Deceased on March 22, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services are pending in Hawaii.

Lt Col (Ret) Lorenzo Crowell , Jr - Informed On: March 28, 2014

CS-05,Class of 1965, Deceased on March 12, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 21 Mar 2014 in Starkville, MS. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. The family has suggested that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to a charity founded by his son, James, to research Multiple Myeloma: Crawfish for Cancer, Inc; 161 E 91st St, Apt 4A; New York, NY 10128 www.crawfishforcancer.org/donate

Maj Gregory Dash - Informed On: March 25, 2014

CS-37,Class of 1998, Deceased on February 14, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 21 Feb 2014 in Silver Spring, MD. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative; 17 Bethea Dr; Ossining, NY 10562-1620. Please make checks payable to FJC/Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative. Please also include "Gregory Dash" and "Ewing Sarcoma" on the memo line of your check. To donate online go to www.sarcomahelp.org.

Maj Gen (Ret) Alfred Stewart - Informed On: March 25, 2014

CS-02,Class of 1981, Deceased on March 9, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 24 Mar 2014 in San Antonio, TX. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Brain Tumor Association; 8550 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Ste 550; Chicago, IL 60631-3225 www.abta.org

Mr Glenn Koser - Informed On: March 24, 2014

CS-11,Class of 1989, Deceased on May 29, 2003

Services were held on 31 May 2003 in New York.

Mr Conrad Kay - Informed On: March 21, 2014

CS-12,Class of 1959, Deceased on March 18, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 22 Mar 2014 at 1300 hrs at the Moore and Sons Funeral Chapel; 4216 Bowen Rd; Arlington, TX 76016. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the following charities: Reading and Radio Resource; 2007 Randall St; Dallas, TX 75201 (214) 871-7668 www.readingresource.org Southern Poverty Law Center; 400 Washington Ave; Montgomery, AL 36104 (888) 414-7752 www.splcenter.org

Mr Fred Patterson - Informed On: March 17, 2014

CS-18,Class of 1964, Deceased on April 30, 2011

Please contact the Association of graduates for condolence information. Services were held in May of 2011in Grassy meadows, WV 24943 The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Lung Association; 55 W. Walker Drive; Suite 1150; Chicago, IL 60601 http://www.lung.org/donate/

Col (Ret) Michael Heenan - Informed On: March 14, 2014

CS-03,Class of 1966, Deceased on March 12, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on 17 Mar 2014 at 1000 hrs. at the USAFA Cadet Catholic Chapel. Inurnment will be in the USAFA Cemetery with a reception following at the Association of Graduates, Doolittle Hall. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mike's name to your favorite charity.

Mr David Haines - Informed On: March 12, 2014

CS-01,Class of 1961, Deceased on February 19, 2014

Services were not held. Condolences are not requested.

Mr Joseph Rodwell - Informed On: March 11, 2014

CS-23,Class of 1964, Deceased on March 6, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. The Visitation, Celebration of Life, and a reception will be held on 13 Mar 2014 beginning at 1115 hrs at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel at Fort Snelling State Park in St Paul, MN. For directions to the chapel please go to www.fortsnellingmcf.org/directions.php. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the following charities in lieu of flowers: The American Cancer Society; PO Box 22178; Oklahoma city, OK 73123-1718 www.cancer.org Twin Cities Chapter of the Association of Graduates; www.tcausafaaog.com Update 4/8/2014: Graveside service will be held on 4 Sept 2014 at 1530 at the USAFA Cemetery.

Col (Ret) Ted Schroeder - Informed On: March 5, 2014

CS-04,Class of 1963, Deceased on February 27, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A private memorial service was held in St George, UT in accordance with Col Schroeder's wishes.

2d Lt (Ret) William Maggio - Informed On: March 4, 2014

CS-03,Class of 2005, Deceased on March 1, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Viewing will be held on 7 Mar 2014 at 1700 hrs. at St. Peters Catholic Church; 55 N. Jefferson St.; Monument, CO 80132 The Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on 8 Mar 2014 at 1000 hrs. at St. Peters Catholic Church; 55 N. Jefferson St.; Monument, CO 80132 Evening Memorial Mass will be held on 24 Mar 2014 at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church; 840 George Bush Blvd.; Delray beach, FL 33483 A private Family Burial will be held at a later date at the Academy Cemetery. Blessing of Tombstone and celebration of Billy's life will be held 12 June 2014, time to be determined at a later date. The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Order of Malta-Western Association, USA; 465 California St., Ste. 818; San Francisco, CA 94104-1820

2d Lt (Ret) William Maggio - Informed On: March 4, 2014

CS-03,Class of 2005, Deceased on March 1, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Viewing will be held on 7 Mar 2014 at 1700 hrs. at St. Peters Catholic Church; 55 N. Jefferson St.; Monument, CO 80132 The Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on 8 Mar 2014 at 1000 hrs. at St. Peters Catholic Church; 55 N. Jefferson St.; Monument, CO 80132 Evening Memorial Mass will be held on 24 Mar 2014 at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church; 840 George Bush Blvd.; Delray beach, FL 33483 A private Family Burial will be held at a later date at the Academy Cemetery. Blessing of Tombstone and celebration of Billy's life will be held 12 June 2014, time to be determined at a later date. The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Order of Malta-Western Association, USA; 465 California St., Ste. 818; San Francisco, CA 94104-1820

Lt Col (Ret) John Gaunt , Jr - Informed On: March 3, 2014

CS-11,Class of 1959, Deceased on February 25, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were not held. his remains were cremated at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary; 459 Hollow Way; Nevada City, CA 95959 Flowers may be sent in care of his wife, Lynne; 816 Morgan Ranch Drive; Grass Valley, CA 95945-9761

Mr Michael Ryan - Informed On: February 27, 2014

CS-13,Class of 1970, Deceased on February 20, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services are not being held. Donations are not requested.

2d Lt Keith O'Brien - Informed On: February 21, 2014

CS-13,Class of 2010, Deceased on September 14, 2013

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service was held at Beale AFB, CA and funeral services were held in Illinois in September 2013. He was interred in Arlington National Cemetery in November 2013. The family suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Keith O'Brien Memorial Fund; Sierra Central Bank; 820 Plaza Way; Yuba City, CA 95991.

Lt Col (Ret) Marius Sorenson - Informed On: February 20, 2014

CS-02,Class of 1970, Deceased on February 16, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services will be held on 3 Mar 2014 at 1000 at the USAFA Protestant Chapel immediatel y followed by a graveside service at the USAFA Cemetery. The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Class of 70 Fund-SEA; USAFA Endowment; 3116 Academy Dr; USAFA CO 80840-4475

Col (Ret) Michael Lackey - Informed On: February 14, 2014

CS-32,Class of 1971, Deceased on February 12, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information Services will be held at the Memorial Pavilion on 21 Feb 2014 at 1400 hrs. His cremated remains will be placed in the ground at the USAFA Cemetery following the funeral service.

Mr Marvin Buss - Informed On: February 12, 2014

CS-03,Class of 1959, Deceased on February 10, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services are pending at this time.

Col (Ret) Thomas Pratt - Informed On: February 11, 2014

CS-40,Class of 1970, Deceased on February 5, 2014

Update: Due to inclement weather in North Carolina, the mass that was originally scheduled to be held there, had to be cancelled. Therefore, the family has scheduled a funeral mass to be held at the Cadet Catholic Chapel on Tuesday, 18 Feb 14, 1300 hours, followed by interment in the USAFA Cemetery. Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be on 13Feb 2014 from 1800 to 2000 hrs. at Hall - Wynn Funeral Home: 1113 W. Main St.; Durham, NC 27701 (919) 688-6387. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 1100 on 14 Feb 2014 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church: 920 Carmichael St., Chapel Hill, NC 27515. Burial with full military honors will be held on 18 Feb 2014 at 1300 hrs at the USAFA Cemetery with a reception immediately following at DooLittle Hall (AOG): 3116 Academy Drive.. USAFA, CO 80840-4475 The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the following charities: Class of 70 Gift Fund: USAFA Endowment, 3116 Academy Dr., USAFA, CO 80840-4475 Hock Family Pavilion Hospice at Duke Hospice: 4023 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC 27704

Mr Roy Fricke - Informed On: February 10, 2014

CS-16,Class of 1965, Deceased on December 31, 2013

Please Contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held in Redmond Washington in Jnauary.

Mr James Byerly - Informed On: February 5, 2014

CS-36,Class of 1986, Deceased on February 4, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held at New Castle ANG Base on 7 Feb 2014.

Mr James O'Rourke - Informed On: February 5, 2014

CS-08,Class of 1960, Deceased on February 3, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Memorial Service will be held on 19 Feb 2014 at 1400 hrs. at the Christ Lutheran Church; 8211 112th St SW; Lakewood WA 98498. Funeral services are pending at USAFA. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Fred Hutchenson Cancer Research Center; MS5-J200; PO Box 19024; Seattle WA 98109-1024 (800) 279-1618 (206) 667-4399 www.fhcrc.org.

Mr Brian Allen - Informed On: February 5, 2014

CS-37,Class of 1993, Deceased on February 4, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A visitation will be held 13 Feb 2014 from 1700 to 1900 hrs. at the Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, 372 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.  There will also be a visitation on 17 Feb 2014 at the Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 from 1600 to 1900 hrs.  The funeral service will be held on 18 Feb 2014 at 1000 hrs at the USAFA Cadet Catholic Chapel. Burial will immediately follow at the USAFA Cemetery.  The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Brian Allen to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation; 500 Huntsman Way; Salt Lake City, UT 84108.  https://donate.huntsmancancer.org/

Lt Col (Ret) Jefferson Trenton - Informed On: January 17, 2014

CS-27,Class of 1969, Deceased on January 14, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services will be held on 20 Jan 2014 at 1100 hrs. at the St John the Apostle Catholic Church; 1968 Sand Bridge Rd; Viginia Beach, VA 23456. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Catholic Relief Services; PO Box 17090; Baltimore, MD 21297-0303 (877) 435-7277 www.crs.org/donate/