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.


Col Larry McKellar - Informed On: August 27, 2015

CS-28, Class of 1969, Deceased on August 18, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for coldolence information. Funeral information is not available at this time.

Dr Thomas Seebode - Informed On: August 26, 2015

CS-07, Class of 1960, Deceased on August 26, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 2 Oct 2015 at 1530 hours at the USAFA Cemetery.

Lt Col (Ret) Charles Cole - Informed On: August 25, 2015

Deceased on August 8, 2015

No condolence information is available. Colonel Cole was interred in Golden Gate National Cemetery on 20 Aug 2015 with full military honors. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the following charities: Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund; Attn: Contributions; One Intrepid Square; W 46th St & 12th Avenue; New York, NY 10036 www.fallenheroes.org (800) 340-4376. Heroes Voices; 135 Terra Vista; San Francisco, CS 94115 www.heroesvoices.org (415) 484-9852

Maj Jeffrey Percy - Informed On: August 25, 2015

CS-27, Class of 1997, Deceased on August 16, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services will be held on 29 Aug 2015 at 1300 hours at the Eternal Valley Memorial Park and Mortuary; 23287 North Sierra Way; Newhall, CA 91321. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1600 hours at the Westridge Valencia Clubhouse; 26960 Sycamore Meadow Dr; Valencia, CA 91381. The family has suggested that memorial donations in lieu of flowers be sent to an education fund for his daughters. C/O Janelle Percy, Edward Jones; 25129 the Old Road, Ste 103; Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381.

Mr Matteo Fulton - Informed On: August 25, 2015

CS-05, Class of 1982, Deceased on August 12, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services will be held on 28 Aug 2015 at 1000 hrs. at the Cadet Protestant Chapel immediately followed by interment at the USAFA Cemetery. The family has suggsted that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Humane Society of The United States. The Humane Society of the United States; 2100 L. St., NW; Washington, D.C. 20037 (866) 720-2676 www.humanesociety.org

Mr Gregory Smith - Informed On: August 20, 2015

CS-19, Class of 1967, Deceased on August 13, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service was held on 19 Aug 2015 at 1100 hrs at Mathis Funeral Home; 58 N. Main St; Medford, N.J. 08055 Interment followed in Rancocas Quaker Cemetery, Rancocas, NJ. 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(847) 827-9910 http://www.abta.org/donate/

Capt (Ret) Robert Schley - Informed On: August 19, 2015

CS-17, Class of 1980, Deceased on June 2, 2012

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were previously held. No flowers or memorial donations requested.

Lt Col Scott Ward - Informed On: August 18, 2015

CS-25, Class of 1992, Deceased on August 12, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A chapel services will be held on 21 Aug 2015 at the Cadet Protestant Chapel immediately followed by interment at the USAFA Cemetery. Family hosted receptions to express your condolences will be held that afternoon in Colorado Springs and in Denver that evening. Please feel free to attend either one. Specific details will be available at the funeral service. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Scott Ward Family Memorial Fund: https://www.youcaring.com/jennet-ward-412123#.Vcy3TRtUzP8.email

Maj (Ret) Rocco Falotico - Informed On: August 12, 2015

Deceased on July 3, 2015

Please Contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 6 Aug 2015 at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, OR and a Celebration of Life followed in Wilsonville, OR. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Wounded Warrior Project; PO Box 758517; Topeka, KS 66675 www.woundedwarriorproject.org or the Providence Hospice; www.oregon.providence.org.

Col (Ret) C. Hill - Informed On: August 10, 2015

CS-08, Class of 1964, Deceased on August 7, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 15 Aug 2015 at 1400 hours at the Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home; 8805 NE 23rd St; Oklahoma City, OK 73141. He will be inurned at Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Lawton, OK at a later date and will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be sent to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation; 110 E 42nd St, 16th Floor; New York, NY 10017 www.alzinfo.org/donate.

Lt Col (Ret) Douglas Rekenthaler , JD - Informed On: August 5, 2015

CS-01, Class of 1960, Deceased on July 21, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 2 Sept 2015 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cadet Protestant Chapel. Interment and gravesdie service will follow at the USAFA Cemtery. In the event of inclement weather the service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Cancer Support Foundation; 8268 Academy Rd; Ellicot City, MD 20143 cancersupportfoundation.org.

Mr William Knipp - Informed On: July 28, 2015

CS-09, Class of 1962, Deceased on July 25, 2015

A Celebration of Life will be held on 1 Aug 2015 at 1000 hours at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina in the II Terrazzo Room; 700 S Florida Avenue; Tampa, FL 33602 The family has asked that no flowers be sent. They have not designated a charity in lieu of flowers. Condolences and remembrances may be left online at www.veteransfuneralcare.com.

Mr Craig Cleveland - Informed On: July 27, 2015

CS-34, Class of 1973, Deceased on July 22, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service and interment will be held on 27 Jul 2015 at 1000 hours at the Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home; 6801 E Business 20; Odessa, TX 79762.

Mr Vincent Puglisi - Informed On: July 24, 2015

CS-03, Class of 1970, Deceased on July 23, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life will be held on 1 Aug 2015 from 1400-1600 hours at his home. Please contact the Association of Graduates for this information.

Mr Stephen Smith - Informed On: July 22, 2015

CS-27, Class of 1978, Deceased on July 19, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held from 1800-2000 hours on 24 July 2015 at the Heritage Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery; 2201 N Partin Dr; Niceville, FL 32578. www.heritagegardensfuneralhome.com

Col (Ret) Edwin Rosane - Informed On: July 17, 2015

CS-11, Class of 1959, Deceased on July 14, 2015

Services are pending at this time.

Maj (Ret) Donald Chase - Informed On: July 7, 2015

CS-07, Class of 1959, Deceased on July 2, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 17 July 2015 at 1500 hours at the Alameda Elks Lodge #1015; 2255 Santa Clara Ave; Alameda, CA 94501-4416. His family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to a charity of your choice or to Cancer Research UCSF Medical Center; UCSF Foundation; PO Box 45339; San Francisco, CA 94145-0339 https://makeagift.ucsf.edu/hospitals.

Col (Ret) Robert Desanto , Jr - Informed On: June 29, 2015

CS-24, Class of 1963, Deceased on June 20, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. No service information is available. Burial will be on 29 Jun 2015 at 1015 hours at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX.

Mr James Fletcher - Informed On: June 29, 2015

CS-06, Class of 1959, Deceased on June 27, 2015

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

Col (Ret) George Luck - Informed On: June 11, 2015

CS-10, Class of 1960, Deceased on June 10, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 22 June 2015 at 1100 hours at the Purdy & Walters at Floral Hill Funeral Home; 409 Filbert Rd; Lynnwood, WA 98036 (425) 672-1800. Condolences may be left online at http://www.dignitymemorial.com/purdy-walters-at-floral-hills/en-us/index.page

Lt Col (Ret) Clark Baldwin - Informed On: June 10, 2015

CS-22, Class of 1974, Deceased on June 4, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life will take place on 20 Jun 2015 in Wasilla, AK, the time and location are still to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made to the Valley Church of Christ Building Fund Attn: Robert Kuenning; PO Box 876401; Wasilla, AK 99687 (907) 745-3011. You may email the church at vcoc@mtaonline.net.

Capt Aaron Russell - Informed On: June 10, 2015

CS-39, Class of 2007, Deceased on May 9, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service was held on 26 May 2015 at the Woodmen Valley Chapel ; 290 E Woodmen Rd; Colorado Springs CO 80919. Capt Russell was inurned at the USAFA Cemetery.

Col (Ret) William Andrews - Informed On: June 9, 2015

CS-27, Class of 1980, Deceased on June 8, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be from 1400-1600 hours and from 1800-2000 hours on 10 June 2015 at Demaine Funeral Home; 520 Washington St; Alexandria, VA 22314. A memorial service will be held on 10 June 2015 at 1030 hours at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church; 8710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy; Alexandria, VA 22309. Interment is pending at USAFA on a date to be determined. The family has suggested that donations be made to Catholic Charities; PO Box 17066; Baltimore, MD 21297-1066 (800) 919-9338 www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

Lt Col (Ret) Neil Catone , Jr - Informed On: June 9, 2015

CS-38, Class of 1980, Deceased on June 4, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Rosary will be said on 14 June 2015 at 1900 hours at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church; 16075 N Evans Rd; Selma, TX 78154. A funeral Mass will be held on 15 June 2015 at 1200 hours at the church. Burial will be in Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1345 hours and a reception will immediately follow at the Pastoral Center at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. The GoFundMe account will remain open for the next few months http://www.gofundme.com/u6v3ufk