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.

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2d Lt Andrew Ciechomski - Class of 2014

Deceased on November 13, 2019 - Informed on November 14, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held Sunday, 17 Nov 2019 from 1400-1600 and from 1800-2000 at Thoburn United Methodist Church; 209 E. Main St.; St Clairsville, OH 43950. Funeral services will also be held at Thoburn UMC and interment following at Union Cemetery St. Clairsville, OH. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Fisher House Foundation at www.fisherhouse.org.

Maj (Ret) Gary Rockefeller - Class of 1966, CS-20

Deceased on July 31, 2018 - Informed on November 14, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information.

Col (Ret) Christopher Scharenbrock , MD - Class of 1988, CS-26

Deceased on November 4, 2019 - Informed on November 10, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 19 Nov 2019 at 1530 hours at the Father's House Church; 4800 Horse Creek Dr; Vacaville, CA 95688; (707) 455-7790. Visitation will begin at 1430 hours at the church. He will be laid to rest in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery; 5180 Midway Rd; Dixon, CA 95620 on 20 Nov 2019 at 0930 hours. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Boy Scouts of America; www.scouting.org or to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc; 12300 Twinbrook Pkwy, Suite 410; Rockville, MD 20852; (888) 294-8560; www.fisherhouse.org.

Mr. Steven Sicher - Class of 1989, CS-13

Deceased on November 5, 2019 - Informed on November 6, 2019

Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

Lt Col (Ret) James Hogarty - Class of 1967, CS-03

Deceased on October 19, 2019 - Informed on November 1, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on 5 Nov 2019 at 1430 hours at the Reston Bible Church; 45650 Oakbrook Ct; Dulles, VA 20166; (703) 404-5010. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery on a later date, still to be determined. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to any of the following charities: Reston Bible Church; 45650 Oakbrook Ct; Dulles, VA 20166; (703) 404-5010; www.restonbible.org/give then click on Guest Giving The American Cancer Society; PO BOx 22718; Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718; (800) 227-2345; www.cancer.org The USAFA Endowment; 3116 Academy Dr, Suite 200: USAF Academy, CO 80840; (719) 472-0300 ext 200; https://usafa.org/give/athleticfund

Col (Ret) Rodney Wells - Class of 1964, CS-17

Deceased on October 22, 2019 - Informed on October 23, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 4 Nov 2019 at 1300 hours at the USAFA Cemetery Memorial Pavilion. Placement in the Columbarium will immediately follow the service. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Children's Literacy Center; 2928 Straus Ln, Suite 100; Colorado Springs CO 80907; (719) 471-8672; www.childrensliteracycenter.org or to the PPCC Foundation, Attn: Rod Wells Scholarship; 5675 S Academy Blvd, C-68; Colorado Springs, CO 80906; (719) 502-2013; www.ppcc.edu/foundation.

Mr. Lewis Benham , PhD - Class of 1965, CS-03

Deceased on October 19, 2019 - Informed on October 23, 2019

A funeral service with honors will be held on 29 Oct 2019 at 0900 hours at the USAFA Cemetery. Members of the class of 1965 are welcome to attend. Memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the USAFA Endowment; 3116 Academy Dr, Suite 200; USAF Academy, CO 80840

Mr. Jesse Ashe III - Class of 1986, CS-13

Deceased on October 16, 2019 - Informed on October 23, 2019

No further information is available.

Mr. Kimbrough Bassett

Deceased on October 7, 2019 - Informed on October 22, 2019

Maj (Ret) Roderick Williams - Class of 1976, CS-31

Deceased on August 1, 2019 - Informed on October 22, 2019

Services were held in Wichita, KS at the time of his passing. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made to an Education Expense fund for his grandchildren in care of his daughter Derise: Derise Washington; PO Box 101; Kokomo, IN 46903. Condolences may be left online at www.dignitymemorial.com where his obituary may be found.

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