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. Brendan Mikus - Class of 1988, CS-12

Deceased on November 8, 2018 - Informed on July 29, 2019

No information is available.

Mr. Thomas Syrotchen , Jr. - Class of 1995, CS-05

Deceased on July 20, 2019 - Informed on July 26, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 9 Aug 2019 at 1030 hours at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery,; 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy; Dallas, TX 75211; (214) 467-3374.

Mr. Wylie Hendrickson - Class of 1967, CS-18

Deceased on July 23, 2019 - Informed on July 25, 2019

Inurnment at USAFA is pending at this time.

Mr. Paul Emanuel - Class of 1974, CS-40

Deceased on July 22, 2019 - Informed on July 24, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life will be held on 28 July 2019 at 1630 hours at Grace Church; 164 Flat Creek Trail; Fayetteville, GA 30214; (770) 487-0791. His family has suggested that Memorial donations be made to the ALS Association of Georgia; 5881 Glenridge Dr, Ste 200; Atlanta, GA 30328; (888) 636-9940; https://bit.ly/als-ga.

Maj Gen (Ret) Lee Downer - Class of 1964, CS-21

Deceased on July 21, 2019 - Informed on July 22, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 9 Sep 2019 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the West Volusia FL-Habitat for Humanity; 322 W Lamar St; Americus, GA 31709; (800) 422-4828 (Please specify that the donation is for West Volusia, FL HFH); www.wvhabitat.org. Donations may also be made to the Air Force Association; 1501 Lee Hwy; Arlington, VA 22209; (800) 727-3337; www.afa.org.

Mr. James Scrabeck - Class of 1971, CS-08

Deceased on July 21, 2019 - Informed on July 22, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life funeral service will be held on 31 Jul 2019 at 1300 hours at the USAFA Cemetery Memorial Pavilion with inurnment in the columbarium. A reception will follow at the USAFA Falcon Club.

Lt Col (Ret) Edward Berberek , Jr. - Class of 1965, CS-18

Deceased date unknown - Informed on July 22, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life service will be held on 25 July 2019 at 1400 hours at the Schertz Funeral Home; 2217 FM 3009; Schertz, TX 78154; (210) 658-9224; www.schertzfuneralhome.com. A military ceremony will be held on 26 July 2019 at 1015 hours at Ft. Sam Houston, Pavilion #2. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Guadalupe County Humane Society; PO Box 1593; Seguin, TX 78156-1593; (830) 372-2055; www.gchshumane.com or to a cancer charity of your choice.

Maj Gen (Ret) Lawrence Day - Class of 1963, CS-03

Deceased on July 17, 2019 - Informed on July 18, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 24 Jul 2019 from 1500-1800 hours at the Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home; 91 Long Sands Rd; York, ME 03909; (207) 363-3531; www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com. A Funeral Mass will be said at St. Christopher's Catholic Church; 4 Barrel Ln; York, ME 03909; (207) 363-4177 on 25 Jul 2019 at 1300 hours. Burial will be private in First Parish Cemetery, York, ME.

Lt Col (Ret) Kevin Keith - Class of 1991, CS-31

Deceased on July 12, 2019 - Informed on July 15, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 16 Jul 2019 from 1500-1800 hours at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home; 46530 Romeo Plank Rd; Macomb, MI 48044; (586) 412-8999; www.lee-ellenafuneralhome.com. A funeral service will be held on 17 Jul 2019 at 1100 hours at the funeral home. Family and friends will be gin gathering at 1000 hours. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to Head For the Cure; 1607 Oak St; Kansas City, MO 64108; (816) 218-6871; www.headforthecure.org.

Mr. Eldon Lindstrom - Class of 1974, CS-22

Deceased on July 8, 2019 - Informed on July 12, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Viewing will be held on 18 Jul 2019 from 1700-1900 hours at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary; 6500 E Bell Rd; Scottsdale AZ 85254; (480) 991-5800; www.hansenmortuary.com. A Celebration of Life service will be held on 20 Jul 2019 at 1100 hours at Desert Springs Bible Church; 16215 N Tatum Blvd; Phoenix, AZ 85032; (602) 996-9000.

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