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.


Mr Daniel Kearns - Informed On: August 13, 2014

CS-19,Class of 1964, Deceased on May 19, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 29 May 2014 in Sandy, OR. Mr. Kearns was cremated and his ashes were scattered in Oregon and Pensylvania by his family members.

Mr Joseph McConville - Informed On: August 12, 2014

CS-39,Class of 1981, Deceased on August 6, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services will be held on 18 Aug 2014 at 1100 hrs. at the Cadet Protestant Chapel. Inurnment will be held at a later date. The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Colorado Cancer Foundation; http://co-cancer-foundation.org/make-a-donation

Lt Col (Ret) Roger Conant - Informed On: August 11, 2014

CS-11,Class of 1959, Deceased on July 30, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services will not be held per request of the deceased. The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Kaniksu Lions Club; P.O. Box 420; Nordman, ID 83848

Col (Ret) William Aylsworth - Informed On: August 11, 2014

CS-10,Class of 1961, Deceased on August 9, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 14 Aug 2014 from 1700-2100. The funeral service will be at 1900 hrs during visitation at the Stanfill Funeral Home; 10545 S Dixie Hwy; Pinecrest, FL 33156. A graveside service will be held on 15 Aug 2014 at 1015 hrs at the South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lakeworth, FL. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the United States Air Force Academy Endowment; 3116 Academy Dr; USAF Academy, CO 80840 www.usafa.org/give/usafaendowment

Col (Ret) George Fries - Informed On: August 11, 2014

CS-12,Class of 1960, Deceased on August 7, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Col Fries was cremated and services will be held at a later date in 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society; 11835 Canon Blvd, Ste A-102; Newport News, VA 23606

Mr Thomas Moses - Informed On: August 7, 2014

CS-39,Class of 1983, Deceased on August 4, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation and Rosary will be held on 07 Aug 2014 at 1800hrs at the St. Brigid Catholic Church; 3400 Old Alabama Rd; Johns Creek, GA 30022 Funeral Services will be held on 08 Aug 2014 at 1100hrs at the St. Brigid Catholic Church; 3400 Old Alabama Rd; Johns Creek, GA 30022 The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network; www.pancan.org/donate-now or The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia; www.svdpatl.org/get-involved/giving-mall

Lt Col (Ret) Gerald Benfield - Informed On: July 18, 2014

CS-17,Class of 1972, Deceased on June 30, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Lt Col Benfield was cremated and a private service for family only will be held at a later date.

Maj (Ret) William Venemon - Informed On: July 18, 2014

CS-24,Class of 1971, Deceased on July 12, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A private service for family and friends will be held in December. He was cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made in his memory to any of the following charities: Boy Scouts of America www.scouting.org Veterans of Foreign Wars www.vfw.org Smile Train; PO Box 96231; Washington DC 20090-623; (800) 932-9541; www.smiletrain.org

Mr Michael Patton - Informed On: July 16, 2014

CS-35,Class of 1973, Deceased on June 20, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service was held on 24 June 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Maplewood, NJ. He was buried in the Zimpfer Family Plot in Troy Mills, IA on 29 June 2014. The family has suggested that , in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Kidney Cancer Association; PO Box 803338 #38269; Chicago, IL 60680-3338; (800) 850-9132 www.kidneycancer.org

Lt Col (Ret) Thomas Evans - Informed On: July 16, 2014

CS-13,Class of 1967, Deceased on July 14, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 21 Jul 2014 at 1030 hrs. at the USAFA Cadet Protestant Chapel. Burial and graveside service will immediately follow at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the graveside service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion.

Mr Donald Palky - Informed On: July 11, 2014

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

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Mr. Palky will be inurned on 6 Aug 2014 at 1100 hrs. at the USAFA Cemetery.

Lt Col (Ret) Daniel McNeil - Informed On: July 11, 2014

CS-18,Class of 1977, Deceased on June 17, 2011

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service was held on 22 June 2011 in Delta, CO. A graveside service will be held on 11 Aug 2014 at 1400 hrs. at the USAFA Cemetery where he will be inurned.

Mr William Paramore - Informed On: July 9, 2014

CS-11,Class of 1982, Deceased on July 7, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 10 July 2014 at 1430 hrs. at the Brownlie&Maxwell Funeral Chapel; 1010 Palmetto Ave; Melbourne, FL 32901. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org.

Dr Robert Kuchlewski , MD - Informed On: July 8, 2014

CS-19,Class of 1962, Deceased on April 10, 2014

No services were held for Dr. Kuchlewski. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Charlotte, and his son, Robert.

Mr Jay Armstrong - Informed On: June 9, 2014

CS-01,Class of 1979, Deceased on May 21, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 27 May 2014 in Conroe, TX.

Col (Ret) John Carney , Jr - Informed On: June 6, 2014

CS-05,Class of 1967, Deceased on June 5, 2014

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

Mr James Madsen - Informed On: June 5, 2014

CS-06,Class of 1968, Deceased on May 15, 2014

Mr. Madsen's family has honored his request that no services be held. He was cremated.

Lt Col (Ret) Robert Dunham , Jr - Informed On: June 3, 2014

CS-15,Class of 1966, Deceased on May 31, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services will be held on 5 Jun 2014 at 1600 hrs. at the Ramsey Funeral Home; 5600 Williams Dr; Georgetown, TX 78633. (512)869-7775 www.ramseyfuneralhome.com The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Friends of the Super Sabre; P.O. Box 458; Palestine, TX 75802 (903)723-1578. friendsofthesupersabre.org/contact.html or the Cancer Association of your choice.

Col (Ret) Jeffrey Bower - Informed On: May 30, 2014

CS-26,Class of 1969, Deceased on May 28, 2014

Please Contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life will be held on 1 June 2014 at 1400 hrs at Aria Memorial Chapel; 19310 Preston Rd; Dallas, TX 75252. Burial will be in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on 2 June 2014 at 1130 hrs.

Maj Gen (Ret) Gary Winterberger - Informed On: May 28, 2014

CS-02,Class of 1972, Deceased on May 20, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held in Hover, AL on 23 May 2014 at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of the donor's choice.