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 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

Lt Col (Ret) Jeffrey Field - Informed On: May 26, 2015

CS-07, Class of 1970, Deceased on May 23, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 26 May 2015 from 1700-2000 hours at Hixon Brothers Funeral Home; 701 Jackson St; Alexandria, LA 71301. A funeral service will be held on 27 May 2015 at 1030 hours at the Chapel of Hixon Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will be in Alexandria Memorial Gardens; 8855 US-165; Woodworth, LA 71485. The family has suggested that donation in lieu of flowers be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Missions Fund or Building Fund; 5011 Jackson St Ext; Alexandria, LA 71303.

Lt Col (Ret) Michael Nishimuta - Informed On: May 7, 2015

CS-40, Class of 1973, Deceased on May 6, 2015

Please Contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 5 June 2015 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cadet Catholic Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the USAFA Cemetery.

Mr John Habeich - Informed On: May 5, 2015

CS-38, Class of 1987, Deceased on April 13, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A gravesdie service will be held on 30 May 2015 at 1000 hours at the Saint Frncis Catholic Cemetery; 2033 N 48th St; Phoenix, AZ 85008. If sending flowers, please send to the Main Alter at the cemetery.

Mr John Houston - Informed On: May 5, 2015

CS-03, Class of 1959, Deceased on May 2, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services are pending at USAFA for later in the year.

Lt Col (Ret) Clark Lovrien , Jr - Informed On: May 5, 2015

CS-03, Class of 1959, Deceased on May 3, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services are pending at USAFA for later in the year.

Col (Ret) William McClure - Informed On: May 5, 2015

CS-04, Class of 1981, Deceased on January 24, 2014

Please contact the Assocition of Graduates for condolence information. A graveside service will be held on 16 July 2015 at 1100 hours at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion