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 Michael Nigl - Informed On: October 1, 2014

CS-30,Class of 1986, Deceased on September 27, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be from 1600 - 2000 hrs on 3 Oct 2014 at Clary Funeral Home; 26777 Jelland Dr; Richland Center, WI 53581. The funeral service will be held on 4 Oct 2014 at 1100 hrs at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church; 160 W Fourth St; Richland Center, WI 53581. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to G.R.A.C.E (Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination); PO Box 213; Richland Center, WI 53581-0213 or The Cornerstone Builders; The Richland Hospital; 333 E Second St; Richland Center, WI 53581.

Lt Col (Ret) Wayne Brown - Informed On: October 1, 2014

CS-18,Class of 1965, Deceased on September 26, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service was held on 30 Sept 2014 at the Springboro Christian Church in Springboro, OH. Burial was in Springboro Cemetery. The family has suggested that donations be made to the Springboro Christian Church; 720 S Main St; Springboro, OH 45066-1424 or the Wounded Warrior Project; 4899 Belfort Rd, Ste 300; Jacksonville, FL 32256 www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Dr Lance Webb - Informed On: September 30, 2014

CS-17,Class of 1974, Deceased on August 7, 2014

We are sorry but no further information is available.

Brig Gen (Ret) William Douglass - Informed On: September 30, 2014

CS-18,Class of 1964, Deceased on September 19, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Burial will be in the USAFA Cemetery on 9 Oct 2014 at 1000 hrs. He was cremated. A memorial service will be held on 18 Oct 2014 at 1100 hrs at the Eagle Ranch Church; 9660 Eagle Ranch Rd, Suite 6; Albuquerque, NM 87114. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's charity of the donor's choice.

Col (Ret) Craig Ghelber - Informed On: September 19, 2014

CS-36,Class of 1972, Deceased on September 7, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services will be held on 24 Sep 2014 at 0900hrs. at Arlington National Cemetery; Arlington, VA 22211 at the Administration Building (877) 907-8585 The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation; Finance Department; 30 East 33rd St; New York, NY 10016 www.kidney.org/support (800) 622-9010

Mr Tng Foo - Informed On: September 19, 2014

CS-09,Class of 2004, Deceased on August 20, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services have already taken place. No further information is available. Per request, flowers and donations are not recommended.

Mr Aundra Billups - Informed On: September 18, 2014

CS-22,Class of 1984, Deceased on September 11, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Burial was held on 22 Sep 2014 at 0930hrs at the Georgia National Cemetery; 1080 Veterans Cemetery Rd; Canton, OH 30014 Services were held on 22 Sep 2014 at 1100hrs at Zion Baptist Church; 165 Lemon St.; Marietta, GA 30060 (770) 427-8749 The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Loving Arms Cancer Outreach; 833 Campbell Hill St., Suite 220; Marietta, GA 30060 www.lovingarmscanceroutreach.com

Col (Ret) David Milam - Informed On: September 16, 2014

CS-04,Class of 1963, Deceased on September 11, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. The family received friends on 15 Sep 2014 from 1700hrs-1900hrs at Southminster Presbyterian Church;7001 Far Hills Ave;Centerville, OH 45475 Services was held on 16 Sep 2014 at 1100hrs at the church listed. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Noon Optimist Club of Centerville; P.O. Box 750492; Centerville, OH 45475-0492 http://www.centervillenoonoptimist.com/ Condolences may be sent to his family in care of his wife, Donna: Mrs. Donna Milam; 1179 Ripplecreek Ct.; Centerville, OH 45458-3229

Lt Col Morris Fontenot , Jr - Informed On: September 3, 2014

CS-33,Class of 1996, Deceased on August 27, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 3 Oct 2014 at 1400 hrs. at the Cadet Protestant Chapel. graveside service will immediately follow the funeral service at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the graveside service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion. In lieu of flowers and cards, and at the family's request, a fund has been established to assist the family in the loss of Lt. Col. Fontenot, and donations can be made through the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association, http://www.river-rats.org/. In the comments section write, In Memory of Morris Fontenot Condolences may be sent to his family in care of his wife, Kara: Mrs. Kara Fontenot; 30 Clairmont St; longmeadow, MA 01106-1002

Maj Richard Schafer III - Informed On: September 2, 2014

CS-18,Class of 2001, Deceased on September 1, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 9 Sep 2014 at 0930 hrs. at the Cadet Protestant Chapel. Inurnment will immediately follow the funeral service at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the graveside service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion. Condolences may be sent to his family in care of his wife, Ashley: Mrs. Ashley Schafer; 198 Betty Dr; Columbus, MS 39705-0322

Mr Henry Armstrong - Informed On: August 27, 2014

CS-22,Class of 1965, Deceased on August 23, 2014

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 28 Aug 2014 at 1600 hrs. at St. Stephens Episcopal Church; 2310 N 56th St; Phoenix, AZ 85008-2611. His family has suggested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Heart Association; PO Box 742030; Los Angeles, CA 90074 www.heart.org

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

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 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

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.