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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Mr. Bernard Glade , Jr. - Class of 1968, CS-21

Deceased on October 16, 2018 - Informed on October 18, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will held on 20 Oct 2018 at 1100 hours at the Grace Anglican Church; 5804 US-17; Fleming Island, FL 32003. A reception will follow at Buzz's hangar.

Mr. Charles Bender - Class of 1959, CS-02

Deceased on October 13, 2018 - Informed on October 18, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life will be held on 28 Oct 2018 at 1330 hours at St. Paul's Episcopal Church; 7 Court St; Newport, KY 41071. A reception will follow at Drees Pavilion; 790 Park Ln; Covington, KY 41011 from 1530-1930 hours. Burial will be in the USAFA 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: St. Paul's Episcopal Church (see address above) JDRF Ride to the Cure; 8050 Hosbrook Rd, Suite 314; Cincinnati, OH 45236; www2.jdrf.org USAFA Endowment; 3116 Academy Dr, Suite 200; USAF Academy, Co 80840; www.usafa.org/give

Lt Col (Ret) William Hodson III - Class of 1960, CS-15

Deceased on October 9, 2018 - Informed on October 16, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Burial will be held on 23 Oct 2018 at 1200 hours at the USAFA Cemetery with full military honors. A memorial service will follow at 1400 hours at the First Presbyterian Church; 219 E Bijou St; Colorado Springs, CO 80903. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Pike's Peak Hospice Foundation; 2550 Tenderfoot Trail St; Colorado Springs, CO 80906; (719) 633-3400; www.pikespeakhospice.org. His obituary can be viewed at www.legacy.com or on www.dignitymemorial.com.

Mr. Bobby Neale - Class of 1982, CS-13

Deceased on October 8, 2018 - Informed on October 16, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life will be held on 16 Oct 2018 at 1500 hours at the Barton Family Funeral Chapel; 11630 Slater Ave NE, Suite 1A; Kirkland, WA 98034; (425) 823-1900; www.bartonfuneral.com. Burial will follow in Tahoma National Cemtery, Kent WA. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to any of the following charities: Operation Smile; 3641 Faculty Blvd; Virginia Beach, VA 23453; (888) 249-3797; www.operationsmile.org ASPCA; PO Box 96929; Washington, DC 20090-6929; (800) 628-0028; www.aspca.org St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; 501 St. Jude Pl; Memphis, TN 38105; (800) 805-5856; www.stjude.org

Lt Col (Ret) Ralph Conlan - Class of 1962, CS-18

Deceased on October 8, 2018 - Informed on October 15, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 27 Oct 2018 at 1300 hours at the Crossroads Baptist Church; 1851 Clyde Morris Blvd; Daytona Beach, FL 32119. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Crossroads Baptist Church Building Fund at the address above or online at www.crbible.com or to the Samaritan's Purse; PO Box 3000; Boone, NC 28607; www.samaritanspurse.org.

Col (Ret) Douglas James - Class of 1986, CS-36

Deceased on October 5, 2018 - Informed on October 15, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service was held on 10 Oct 2018 at the Tobias Funeral Home in Beavercreek, OH. He was interred in Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, OH. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society; PO Box 22478; Oklahoma City, OK 73123; (800) 227-2345; www.cancer.org or to the Disabled American Veterans; PO Box 14301; Cincinnati, OH 45250; (877) 647-8387; www.dav.org.

Lt Col (Ret) Patrick McCullough - Class of 1971, CS-30

Deceased on September 3, 2018 - Informed on October 11, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery on a date still to be determined.

Col (Ret) Jon Gallo - Class of 1959, CS-10

Deceased on October 7, 2018 - Informed on October 9, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held at the USAFA Cemetery Memorial Pavilion on 19 Oct 2018 at 1030 hours. Burial will be in the USAFA Cemetery with a reception to follow at Doolittle Hall; 3116 Academy Dr; USAF Academy, CO 80840.

Col (Ret) Richard Searfoss - Class of 1978, CS-09

Deceased on October 1, 2018 - Informed on October 9, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Viewing begining at 1230 hours will precede the memorial service on 12 Oct 2018. The memorial service will begin at 1400 hours at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; 600 Anita Dr; Tehachapi, CA 93561; (661) 822-6490. His obituary may be viewed at www.woodmortuary.net.

Mr. James Bartholomew - Class of 1959, CS-11

Deceased on August 28, 2018 - Informed on October 9, 2018

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 12 Oct 2018 at 1300 hours at the Crossroads Baptist Church; 435 County Rd 1266; Pittsburg, TX 75686. His obituary can be viewed at www.ermansmithfuneralhome.com

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