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. Richard Doyle - Class of 1969, CS-30

Deceased on November 7, 2019 - Informed on November 20, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence Information. No funeral service are planned.

Maj Gen (Ret) George Larson , Jr. - Class of 1962, CS-23

Deceased on November 13, 2019 - Informed on November 19, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services will be held on 25 Nov 2019 at 1000 hrs. at St. Peter Catholic Church; 55 Jefferson Street; Monument, CO 80132; (719) 481-3511. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Mission Aviation Fellowship; maf.org/donate/tribute. A funeral service will be held on 21 Jun 2020 at the USAFA Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather the graveside service will be moved to the Memorial Pavilion.

Dr. Donald Vaughan , MD - Class of 1966, CS-15

Deceased on November 12, 2019 - Informed on November 18, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 16 Nov 2019 at Brushy Creek Baptist Church; 4999 Old Spartanburg Road; Taylors, SC 29687. The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Brushy Creek Baptist Church Lottie Moon Christmas Offering; 4999 Old Spartanburg Road; Taylors, SC 29687.

Capt (Ret) Willard Burney - Class of 1965, CS-15

Deceased on November 8, 2019 - Informed on November 18, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services were held on 16 Nov 2019 at Charity United Methodist Church; 4080 Charity Neck Road; Virginia Beach, VA 23457. Interment took place at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery; 5310 Milners Road; Suffolk, VA 23434.

Capt Andrew Ciechomski - Class of 2014

Deceased on November 13, 2019 - Informed on November 14, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held Sunday, 17 Nov 2019 from 1400-1600 and from 1800-2000 at Thoburn United Methodist Church; 209 E. Main St.; St Clairsville, OH 43950. Funeral services will also be held at Thoburn UMC and interment following at Union Cemetery St. Clairsville, OH. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Fisher House Foundation at www.fisherhouse.org.

Maj (Ret) Gary Rockefeller - Class of 1966, CS-20

Deceased on July 31, 2018 - Informed on November 14, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information.

Col (Ret) Christopher Scharenbrock , MD - Class of 1988, CS-26

Deceased on November 4, 2019 - Informed on November 10, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 19 Nov 2019 at 1530 hours at the Father's House Church; 4800 Horse Creek Dr; Vacaville, CA 95688; (707) 455-7790. Visitation will begin at 1430 hours at the church. He will be laid to rest in Sacramento Valley National Cemetery; 5180 Midway Rd; Dixon, CA 95620 on 20 Nov 2019 at 0930 hours. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Boy Scouts of America; www.scouting.org or to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc; 12300 Twinbrook Pkwy, Suite 410; Rockville, MD 20852; (888) 294-8560; www.fisherhouse.org.

Mr. Steven Sicher - Class of 1989, CS-13

Deceased on November 5, 2019 - Informed on November 6, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral mass will be held on 23 Nov 2019 at 1000 hrs. at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church; 1S314 Summit Ave.; Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181; (630) 629-5810.

Lt Col (Ret) James Hogarty - Class of 1967, CS-03

Deceased on October 19, 2019 - Informed on November 1, 2019

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on 5 Nov 2019 at 1430 hours at the Reston Bible Church; 45650 Oakbrook Ct; Dulles, VA 20166; (703) 404-5010. Burial will be in Arlington National 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: Reston Bible Church; 45650 Oakbrook Ct; Dulles, VA 20166; (703) 404-5010; www.restonbible.org/give then click on Guest Giving The American Cancer Society; PO BOx 22718; Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718; (800) 227-2345; www.cancer.org The USAFA Endowment; 3116 Academy Dr, Suite 200: USAF Academy, CO 80840; (719) 472-0300 ext 200; https://usafa.org/give/athleticfund

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