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 John Simeroth - Informed On: May 2, 2016

CS-01, Class of 1990, Deceased on April 26, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be on 4 May 2016 from 1000-1200 hours at the James A. Dyan Funeral Home; 303 S Main St; Summerville, SC 29483 with the funeral service following at 1300 hours at St Theresa Little Flower Catholic Church; 11001 Dorchester Rd; Summerville, SC 29485. Burial with full military honors will be on 5 May 2016 at 1400 hours in Beaufort National Cemetery; 1601 Boundry Rd; Beaufort, SC 29902-3947.

Mr Daniel Hardage - Informed On: May 2, 2016

CS-01, Class of 1959, Deceased on April 28, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation was held on 1 May 2016 from 1100-2100 hours at the Mercer-Adams Funeral Service, 3925 N Asbury Ave; Bethany, OK 73008 (405) 495-4363 www.mercer-adams.com. A funeral service will be held on 2 May 2016 at 1330 hours at the Council Road Baptist Church; 2900 N Council Rd; Bethany, OK 73008. Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Wheatland, OK. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Council Road Baptist Church (CRBC) Benevolence Fund; 2900 N Council Rd; Bethany, OK 73008 or to Reaching Our City (ROC); 7710 NW 10th St; Oklahoma City, OK 73127 (405) 440-9994 www.reachingourcity.org or to a charity of your choice.

Capt Daniel Cruz - Informed On: May 2, 2016

CS-03, Class of 2001, Deceased on April 27, 2016

Further information is pending at this time.

Mr John Stevens - Informed On: April 25, 2016

CS-01, Class of 1959, Deceased on April 19, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service was held on 23 Apr 2016 In Columbia City, IN and burial was in Green Hill Cemetery in Columbia City. His family has suggested that donations in his memory be sent to the Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church; PO Box 638; Columbia City, IN 46725-0638.

Mr Gary Wigle - Informed On: April 25, 2016

CS-25, Class of 1973, Deceased on April 23, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 1 May 2016 at 1500 hours at the Grace Community Church; 1320 Auburn Way S; Auburn, WA 98002. His family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the American Heart Association; PO Box 840692; Dallas, TX 75284 (800) 242-8724 www.heart.org.

Lt Col (Ret) Levenchi Dingle - Informed On: April 11, 2016

CS-22, Class of 1987, Deceased on April 11, 2013

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held at the time of his death in Douglasville, GA. He was buried in Georga National Cemetery, Canton, GA. His family had suggested that donations in his memory be sent to the American Brain Tumor Association; 8550 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Ste 550; Chicago, IL 60631 www.abta.org.

Mr James Harris - Informed On: April 7, 2016

CS-16, Class of 1966, Deceased on April 3, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life service will be held on 9 Apr 2016 at 1400 hours at Christ Presbyterian Church; 2323 Old Hickory Blvd; Nashville, TN 37215. Visitation with the family will be from 1600-1800 hours on 8 Apr 2016 at the church and from 1300-1400 hours on 8 Apr 2016 at the church. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project; 223 Rosa Parks Ave, Ste 301; Nashville, TN 37203.

Dr Robert Barnes - Informed On: April 4, 2016

CS-23, Class of 1967, Deceased on April 2, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life will be held on 8 Apr 2016 at 1400 hours at the Ustick Baptist Church; 14301 W McMillan Rd; Boise, ID 83713. Inurnment will be on 22 Jul 2016 at 1100 hours at the USAFA Cemetery Memorial Pavilion Columbarium. His family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the following charities: Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Attn: Receipting Department; 8701 Leeds Rd; Kansas City, MO 64129. The USAFA Endowment; 3116 Academy Dr., Ste 200; USAFA, CO 80840 (719) 472-0300 www.usafa.org. Bible Study Fellowship International; Global Headquarters; 19001 Huebner Rd; San Antonio, TX 78258 (210) 492-4676 www.bsfinternational.org.

Capt Ian Helms - Informed On: April 4, 2016

CS-22, Class of 2008, Deceased on March 30, 2016

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

Capt Jamaal Paul - Informed On: April 4, 2016

CS-07, Class of 2012, Deceased on April 3, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for Condolence information. A memorial service was held in Germany at the time of his passing. A funeral service will be held on 29 Apr 2016 at 1200 hours at the USAFA Cadet Protestant Chapel. He was posthumously promoted to Captain.

Mr Merrill Anderson - Informed On: April 4, 2016

CS-12, Class of 2002, Deceased on March 26, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be from 1000-1100 hours on 9 Apr 2016 at St James AME Church; 2950 Bilter Rd; Aurora, IL 60502. The funeral service will begin at 1100 hours at the church. Burial will be on 11 Apr 2016. The funeral procession will meet at 1100 hours at James Funeral Service; 204 Hill Ave; Aurora, IL 60505 and will end at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery; 20953 W Hoff Rd; Elwood, IL 60421. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association; PO Box 11454; Alexandria, VA 22312 (800) 342-2383 www.diabetes.org. Flowers will be welcome and may be sent to the funeral home.

Col (Ret) Jerry Driscoll - Informed On: March 31, 2016

CS-11, Class of 1963, Deceased on February 20, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services were held on 1 Mar 2016 at the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Wayzata, MN. The family has suggested that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the USAFA Endowment; 3116 Academy Dr; USAFA, CO 80840 www.usafa.org or to the ALS Association; Gift Processing Center; PO Box 6051; Albert Lea, MN 56007 www.als.org

Mr Richard Belden , Jr - Informed On: March 30, 2016

CS-17, Class of 1969, Deceased on March 24, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A celebration of life is being held on 2 Apr 2016 from 1400 - 1600 hrs. at the Washington Athletic Club; 1325 6th Ave; Seattle, WA (2060 622-7900 Interment will be held at a later date determined by the family. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Air Force Academy Fund; 3116 Academy Dr; USAFA, CO 80840-4475 www.usafa.org

Col (Ret) Louis Caporicci - Informed On: March 21, 2016

CS-07, Class of 1983, Deceased on March 18, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service is being held on 31 March 2016 at 0900-1000hrs at Sacred Heart Catholic Church; 509 N Florida Ave; Tampa FL 33601 (813) 229-1595 A commitment service will follow on 31 Mar 2016 at 1130-1200hrs at Sarasota National Cemetery; 9810 State Road 72; Sarasota FL 34241 (941) 922-7200 The family has suggested that , in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory or in honor of to the Air Force Academy Fund; 3116 Academy Dr; USAF Academy 80840-4475 (719) 472-0300 www.usafa.org

Lt Col (Ret) Kevin Carreno - Informed On: March 21, 2016

CS-11, Class of 1983, Deceased on March 18, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial mass will be held on 1 Apr 2016 at 1400 hours at St Catherine of Siena Catholic Church; 1955 S Belcher Rd; Clearwater, FL 33764 (727) 531-7721 The family has suggested that , in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Air Force Academy Fund in Kevin's name; 3116 Academy Dr; USAF Academy 80840-4475 (719) 472-0300 www.usafa.org.

Col Mark Donahue - Informed On: March 17, 2016

CS-39, Class of 1979, Deceased on January 19, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held at the time of his death.

Maj (Ret) Michael Sotak - Informed On: March 14, 2016

CS-13, Class of 1968, Deceased on March 25, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Maj Sotack passed away last year and services were held at the time of his death. His family suggested that memorial donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans; PO Box 14301; Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 (877) 647-VETS www.dav.org

Dr John Guilmartin , Jr - Informed On: March 11, 2016

CS-19, Class of 1962, Deceased on March 10, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Per Dr. Guilmartin's wishes there will be no funeral or memorial services held.

Lt Col (Ret) William Elligott - Informed On: March 11, 2016

CS-29, Class of 1988, Deceased on March 9, 2016

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

Mr Ralph Ross , Jr - Informed On: March 9, 2016

CS-27, Class of 1968, Deceased on March 1, 2016

A funeral mass will be said on 16 Mar 2016 at 1000 hours at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church; 5655 Stadium Parkway; Viera, Fl 32940. A reception will follow at 1130 hours at the Grand Isle Clubhouse; 1910 Grand Isle Blvd; Viera, FL 32955. Interment and a brief graveside service will be on 17 Mar 2016 at 1230 hours at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery; 5525 US Hwy 1; North Mims, FL 32754.

Lt Col (Ret) Richard Lee - Informed On: March 9, 2016

CS-02, Class of 1959, Deceased on October 24, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Lt Col Lee's wishes were honored and no public services were scheduled. The family has suggested that donations in his memory be made to the Arnell Memorial Humane Society of Amery; 185 Griffen St E; Amery, WI 54001 (715) 268-7387

Lt Col (Ret) Michael MacCarroll - Informed On: March 9, 2016

CS-09, Class of 1967, Deceased on March 1, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service was held on 5 Mar 2016 at Shalimar United Methodist Church in Shalimar, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that donations be made to the American Red Cross; P.O. Box 37839; Boone, IA 50037-0839 (202) 303-4498 www.redcross.org or The American Heart Association; 7272 Greenville Ave; Dallas, TX 75231 (800) 242-8721 www.donate.heart.org

Mr William Phillips IV - Informed On: March 3, 2016

CS-07, Class of 1979, Deceased on November 5, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. No further informaton is available.

Lt Col (Ret) Brian Parker - Informed On: March 3, 2016

CS-12, Class of 1959, Deceased on March 2, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Memorial Service is being held on 13 March 2016 at 1600hrs at the American Legion Hall; Earl Graham Post 159; 101 Waco St; Bryan TX 77803 (979) 778-1936. Graveside service and burial will be held on 20 May 2016 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cemetery. The family has suggested that , in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project; 4899 Belfort Rd suite 300; Jacksonville, FL 32256; CFC# 11425 (877) 832-7350 www.woundedwarriorproject.org or your favorite animal shelter in his name. Their daughter, Nicki has requested that 59ers and other Air Force friends send anecdotes with Brian to nicole_parker@hotmail.com

Lt Col Douglas Blackledge - Informed On: February 26, 2016

CS-28, Class of 1992, Deceased on February 6, 2016

A graveside service and burial will be in Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N Guadalupe St; Santa Fe, NM 87051 on 4 Mar 2016 at 1115 hours.  The family will host a memorial reception at his childhood home in Albuquerque following the burial.  Contact his brother David at david@blackledge.com for directions. His family has also suggested that donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to  the Special Operations Warrior Foundation; PO Box 89367; Tampa, FL 33689  (877) 337-7693 www.specialops.org or to That Others May Live Foundations; 6220 S McLeod Dr, Ste 120; Las Vegas, NV 89120 www.thatothersmaylive.org.

Lt Col (Ret) Scott Harrod - Informed On: February 25, 2016

CS-33, Class of 1977, Deceased on February 23, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A viewing will be held on 28 Feb 2016 from 1400 - 1700 hours at Schertz Funeral Home; 2217 FM3009; Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 658-9224 A funeral service will be held on 29 Feb 2016 at 1000hrs at First Baptist Church; 1401 Pat Booker Rd; Universal City, TX 78148 (210) 658-6394 A graveside service will be held on 02 Mar 2016 at 1000hrs. at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Caring Bridge; Donation Processing Center; P.O. Box 6032; Albert Lea, MN 56007-6632 (651) 789-2300 https://www.caringbridge.org/give?split=1100

Lt Col (Ret) Arthur Fisher - Informed On: February 22, 2016

CS-24, Class of 1967, Deceased on March 15, 2013

Lt Col Fisher passed away 3 years ago. He will be laid to rest at the USAFA Cemetery at the convenience of his family. No further information is available.

Lt Col (Ret) William Powers - Informed On: February 17, 2016

CS-12, Class of 1965, Deceased on February 14, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation and mass will be held on 22 Feb 2016 from 1700 hours to 1800 hours with the mass beginning at 1800 hours at the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church; 653 W 37th St; Chicago, IL 60609. The funeral service will be held on 24 Feb 2016 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cadet Catholic Chapel. Interment will follow at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the graveside service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion. The family has suggested that in lieu of flowers you consider becoming an organ donor. Donations may be made in his memeory to any organ donation organization or to the Association of Graduates; 3116 Academy Dr; USAF Academy, CO 80840.

Lt Col (Ret) John Currey , Jr - Informed On: February 17, 2016

CS-08, Class of 1960, Deceased on February 14, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. The family will receive friends on 20 Feb 2016 from 1000-1100hrs with the service starting at 1100hrs at Craig Memorial United Methodist Church; 175 John Wills Avenue; Eastaboga, AL 36260. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Craig Memorial UMC c/o the Russ Currey Memorial Fund; P.O. Box 86; Eastaboga, AL 36260

Maj (Ret) Joseph Accardo , Jr - Informed On: February 16, 2016

CS-32, Class of 1980, Deceased on December 24, 2015

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held in Stevens, PA at the time of his death. The family has suggested that donations be made in his memory to the St Jude's Childrens Research Hospital; 501 St Jude Pl; Memphis, TN 38105.

Lt Col (Ret) Daniel Hites - Informed On: February 16, 2016

CS-25, Class of 1968, Deceased on February 12, 2016

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 22 Feb 2016 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cadet Protestant Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the cemetery service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion. The family has requested that donations be made in his memory in lieu of flowers to the USAFA Endowment; 3116 Academy Dr, ste 200; USAF Academy, CO 80840 (719) 472-0300 ext 200 www.usafa.org.

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.