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) Jerome MacLennan - Informed On: February 9, 2016

CS-04, Class of 1962, Deceased on September 28, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held in Merced, CA at the time of his passing. Burial was in San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery. His family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Disabled American Veterans; PO Box 14301; Cincinnati, OH 45250.

Lt Col (Ret) Lyman Lee , Jr - Informed On: February 5, 2016

CS-13, Class of 1978, Deceased on December 10, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held in Phoenix, Az and in his hometown, Alexandria, LA.

Col (Ret) Arnold Julich - Informed On: February 4, 2016

CS-07, Class of 1968, Deceased on January 26, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service was held on 1 Feb 2016 at Mountain view Memorial Park, Lakewood, WA. His family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to any of the following charities: Ocean Shores Baptist Church; PO Box 729; Ocean Shores, WA 98569-0729 St Jude's Children's Research Hospital; 501 St Jude Pl; Memphis, TN 38105 Union Gospel Mission Gray's Harbor; PO Box 859; Aberdeen, WA 98520-0859

Maj (Ret) William Heitman - Informed On: February 4, 2016

CS-07, Class of 1966, Deceased on January 30, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 27 Feb 2016 at 1400 hours at the First Baptist Church; 111 E Hwy 50; O'Fallon, IL 62269.  Maj Heitman requested that his body be donated for Parkinson's Disease research. His family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made in his memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation; PO Box 5014; Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014  (800) 708-7644  www.michaeljfox.org.

Mr John Gutzweiler , Jr - Informed On: January 27, 2016

CS-05, Class of 1960, Deceased on January 20, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 26 Jan 2016 at Strunk Funeral Home in Easton, PA www.strunkfh.com. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the VNA Hospice of St. Luke; 240 Union Station Plaza; Bethlehem, PA 18015 or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital; 501 St. Jude's Pl; Memphis, TN 38105

Mr James Batton - Informed On: January 19, 2016

CS-05, Class of 1977, Deceased on January 17, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A celebration of life will be held on 23 Jan 2016 at 1100hrs. at the First Baptist Church, Tellico Village; 205 Chota Rd; Loudon, TN 37774 The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a charity of your choice.

Mr Richard Abramson - Informed On: January 19, 2016

CS-21, Class of 1968, Deceased on January 17, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 20 Jan 2016 at 1000 at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue; 30 W 68th St; New York, NY 10023. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to The Ichan School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, Multiple Myeloma Research; Mt. Sinai Development Office; One Gustave L. Levy Place Box 1049; New York, NY 10029

Lt Col Timothy Sims - Informed On: January 19, 2016

CS-21, Class of 1976, Deceased on February 8, 2012

No condolence information is available. Graveside service was held on 11 Feb 2012 at Llano City Cemetery in Amarillo, TX

Mr Ted Neff - Informed On: January 11, 2016

CS-05, Class of 1962, Deceased on January 9, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A graveside service will be held on 22 Jan 2016 at 1300 hours at the South Florida National Cemetery; 6501 S State Rd 7; Lake Worth, FL 33449. His family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to www.gofundme/tedneffmemorial.

Lt Col (Ret) Jerry Daugherty - Informed On: January 7, 2016

CS-18, Class of 1962, Deceased on January 5, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. No information is available at this time.

Mr Don Risher - Informed On: January 5, 2016

CS-29, Class of 1968, Deceased on January 25, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A graveside service will be held on 11 Jan 2016 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the service will be moved into the Memorial Pavilion.

Lt Col (Ret) Timothy Albin - Informed On: December 31, 2015

CS-18, Class of 1972, Deceased on December 26, 2015

No information is available at this time.

Lt Col (Ret) James Sisler - Informed On: December 30, 2015

CS-20, Class of 1988, Deceased on December 2, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 10 Dec 2015 at 1400 hrs. at Immanuel Lutheran Church; 3801 Cunningham Rd; Killeen, TX 76542 The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to ColorCancer, a non-profit that he and his daughter worked closely with. In honor of Jim's life, a fundraising webpage has been created. https://www.crowdrise.com/inhonorofyouwestern All donations will be given to ColorCancer

Lt Col (Ret) Terry Guess - Informed On: December 28, 2015

CS-04, Class of 1961, Deceased on December 23, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A graveside service with full military honors will be held on 30 Dec 2016 at 0800 hours at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery; 1900 Veterans Memorial Dr; Boulder City, NV 89002.

Lt Col (Ret) Neil Jacobs - Informed On: December 23, 2015

CS-06, Class of 1965, Deceased on December 12, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services are pending and will be scheduled at the convenience of the family. The Jacobs family has suggested that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; 567 Rutledge Ave; Charleston, SC 29401.

Col (Ret) Vincent Wilcox - Informed On: December 23, 2015

CS-40, Class of 1978, Deceased on December 20, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service for his family was held in Forth Worth, TX. The Wilcox family has suggested that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Donate Life Texas; Attn: Finance Dept; 2510 Westridge St; Houston, TX 77054 www.donatelifetexas.org

Maj Adrianna Vorderbruggen - Informed On: December 22, 2015

CS-02, Class of 2002, Deceased on December 21, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 19 Jan 2016 at 1045 hours at the Memorial chapel on Joint Base Ft. Meyer-Henderson Hall, VA. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) 9th Field Investigations Squadron, Eglin AFB-Hurlburt Field, FL, will hold a memorial to remember Special Agent (Major) Adrianna M. Vorderbruggen, USAFA Class of 2002, on Thursday, 21 Jan 16, at 1300. The service will be held at the Main Ballroom, Soundside Club, 107 Kissam St., Bldg. 90910, Hurlburt Field, Florida (located on the south side of Hwy 98 from the main base).

LTJG Brian Ross , Jr - Informed On: December 18, 2015

CS-28, Class of 2001, Deceased on December 15, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life will be held on 19 Dec 2015 at 1500 hours at the Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church; 3488 Godwin Blvd; Suffolk, VA 23434. His family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the Southern Bank for the benefit of Robyn Ross; 221 Western Ave; Suffolk, VA 23434.

Maj (Ret) Michael Adams - Informed On: December 16, 2015

CS-06, Class of 1978, Deceased on December 6, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 12 Dec 2015 in Arapahoe, NE. He was laid to rest in Arapahoe Cemetery, Arapahoe, NE.

Mr George Allgood - Informed On: December 15, 2015

CS-03, Class of 1965, Deceased on December 15, 2015

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

Lt Col (Ret) Timothy Graves - Informed On: December 9, 2015

CS-23, Class of 1965, Deceased on December 8, 2015

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

Lt Col (Ret) John Shafer - Informed On: December 8, 2015

CS-01, Class of 1972, Deceased on December 3, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 14 Dec 2015 at 1030 hours at the USAFA Cadet Protestant Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the USAFA Cemetery. His family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to either of the following charities: Huntington's Disease Society of America; 505 8th Ave, Suite 902; New York, NY 10018 (212) 242-1968 www.hdsa.org. Cheyenne VA Medical Center; Community Living Center; 2360 E Pershing Blvd; Cheyenne, WY 82001. For both charities please note in the memo line of your check "in Memory of John B. Shafer."

Mr Michael Mangold - Informed On: December 7, 2015

CS-34, Class of 1978, Deceased on December 6, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 12 Dec 2015 at 1400 hours at Bamidbar Synagogue; 15347 6th St; Victorville, CA 92395. A second memorial service will be held on 3 Jan 2016 at 1330 hours at the Apple Valley Airport; 21600 Corwin Rd; Apple Valley, CA 92307 in Mike's Jet Hangar. If you will be attending the second service at the Airport, please RSVP to chalk2llc@yahoo.com. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Mike Mangold Aviation Scholarship Fund; The Lewis Center; Attn: Teresa Dowd; 17500 Mana Rd; Apple Valley, CA 92307. Please make checks payable to HD Partnership and put "Mike Mangold Aviation Scholarship Fund" on the memo line.

Mr John Gulledge - Informed On: November 30, 2015

CS-01, Class of 1959, Deceased on November 25, 2015

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

Lt Col (Ret) Robert D'Antonio - Informed On: November 20, 2015

CS-36, Class of 1985, Deceased on November 12, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence informaiton. Visitation will be from 1700-2000 hours on 4 Dec 2015 at Aebischer-Richeson Funeral Home; 211 N Douglas; Saint Jacob, IL 62281 www.richesonfh.com (618) 644-2181. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on 5 Dec 2015 at 1000 hours at St James Catholic Church; 211 Washington St; Saint Jacob, IL 62281. A graveside service will be on 9 Dec 2015 at the USAFA Cemetery at 1000 hours. His family has suggested that memorial donation be made in lieu of flowers to the following charities: St James Cathlic Church; 305 Washington St; Saint Jacobs, IL The Association of Graduates; 3116 Academy Dr; USAF Academy, CO 80840

Maj (Ret) Charles Allen - Informed On: November 20, 2015

CS-17, Class of 1965, Deceased on October 24, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held in Arizona at the time of his passing. He is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Avondale, AZ. His family has suggested that memorial donations in lieu of flowers be made to Hematology Research Program of the Mayo Clinic; Department of Development; 13400 E Shea Blvd; Scottsdale, AZ 85259. Be sure to mention that this is in memory of Charles Allen.

Mr Douglas McNary - Informed On: November 18, 2015

CS-15, Class of 1984, Deceased on November 15, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Private services will be held in Overland Park, KS.

Mr Robert Lucas - Informed On: November 18, 2015

CS-33, Class of 1988, Deceased on November 13, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 21 Nov 2015 at 1200 hours at Hart's Mortuary at the Cupola; 6324 Peake Rd; Macon, GA 31201. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to Jay's Hope; 1157 B Forsyth St; Macon, GA 31201 www.jayshope.org