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.

For best results, try searching by Last Name (e.g. Smith), Class Year (e.g. 1959), or Cadet Squadron (e.g. CS-01). More complex searches may not return desired results.

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Col (Ret) John Jogerst - Class of 1979, CS-28

Deceased on April 11, 2019 - Informed on October 16, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held at the time of his passing at Barancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL where he was laid to rest. His obituary can be found at www.roselawn-fh.com.

Mr. James Dolan - Class of 1976, CS-17

Deceased on October 6, 2019 - Informed on October 15, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral and graveside service will be held on 25 Oct 2019 at 1500 hours at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery; 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway; Dallas, TX 75211; (214) 467-3374. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Heros on the Water; 101 C N Greenville Ave, Suite 55; Allen, TX 75002; (214) 295-4541; www.herosonthewater.org. His obituary may be found at www.dignitymemorial.com.

Maj (Ret) Richard Smith - Class of 1968, CS-02

Deceased on October 10, 2019 - Informed on October 11, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on a date still to be determined. His obituary can be found at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com.

Col (Ret) Gary Ryser - Class of 1964, CS-14

Deceased on October 8, 2019 - Informed on October 11, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 1 Nov 2019 at 0930 at Encompass Church; 11150 Hilltop Rd; Parker, CO 80134 immediately followed by a fellowship lunch. Burial will be held on 1 Nov 2019 at 1500 at the USAFA Cemetery. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; 501 St Jude Pl; Memphis, TN 38105; (800) 805-5856; www.stjude.org. Condolences may be left online at https://everloved.com/life-of/gary-ryser/funeral/#1fc9b2a4-ec9b-4d45-a321-c3c16faf9400

Col (Ret) Robert Selke - Class of 1967, CS-08

Deceased on September 27, 2019 - Informed on October 11, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 18 Oct 2019 starting at 1600 hours at Donaldson Church; 13036 S M-129; Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783. The funeral service will be held on 19 Oct 2019 at 1100 hours at Faith Lutheran Church; 1600 Park St; Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783. His family has suggested that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Rotary Club of Sault Sainte Marie; PO Box 138; Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783 for Rotary Park Improvements.

Dr. David Senechek - Class of 1979, CS-03

Deceased on November 24, 2015 - Informed on October 11, 2019

No information is available.

Lt Col (Ret) Stephen Tibbitts - Class of 1975, CS-02

Deceased on October 3, 2019 - Informed on October 9, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 12 Oct 2019 starting at 0900 hours at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home; 1805 Highway 281 N; Marble Falls, TX 78654-4318; (830) 693-4373; www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com. The funeral service will be held on 12 Oct at 1000 hours at the Church at Horseshoe Bay; 600 Hi Ridge Rd; Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657; (830) 598-8390. Burial will be in Iowa at a later date still to be determined. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to Haiti Share; PO Box 9208; Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657; (830) 598-8580; www.haitishare.org.

Maj (Ret) Bernard Johnston - Class of 1962, CS-10

Deceased on October 6, 2019 - Informed on October 8, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. He was cremated and the graveside service will be held on 5 Nov 2019 at 1000 hours at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion.

2d Lt Vito Antonio Valenzuela - Class of 2019, CS-38

Deceased on October 4, 2019 - Informed on October 7, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral information is unavailable.

Mr. David Hood - Class of 1979, CS-26

Deceased on July 13, 2016 - Informed on October 1, 2019

Services were held at the time of his passing. His family had suggested that memorial donations be made to the Hospice of Cincinnati; PO Box 633597; Cincinnati, OH 45263-3597; (513) 865-1616; www.hospiceofcincinnati.org.

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