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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Mr. Resty Ergonis - Class of 1973, CS-20

Deceased on May 27, 2019 - Informed on August 18, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Mr. Ergonis was buried at the San Joaquin National Cemetery, Section C-19 and Site 453; 32053 McCabe Road; Santa Nella, CA 95322; (209) 854-1040.

Lt Col (Ret) John Peebles - Class of 1960, CS-14

Deceased on August 13, 2021 - Informed on August 17, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A visitation will be held on 28 Aug 2021 from 9:00 to 10:00 am, with a memorial service starting at 10:00 am at the Mueller Funeral Home; 6791 Tylersville Road; Mason, OH 45040. Burial service will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery; 171 Mason Montgomery Road; Mason, OH 45040. A lunch reception will follow between 11:30 to 2:30 pm at the Manor House; 7440 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in John's name to the Alzheimer's Association; www.alz.org.

Lt Col (Ret) James Scully - Class of 1973, CS-11

Deceased on August 11, 2021 - Informed on August 17, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A funeral service will be held on 17 Sep 2021 at 0900 at the USAFA Community Center Chapel.. Burial will follow in the USAFA Cemetery. A funeral service will be held on 17 Sep 2021 at 0900 hours at the USAFA Community Center Chapel. Interment will follow in the USAFA Cemetery. His obituary can be found online at <https://www.wallinfuneralhome.com/memorials/lt-col-james-scully/4694516/index.php>. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project; PO Box 758517; Topeka, KS 66675; (855) 448-3997; <https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=10043> or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; 501 St. Jude Pl; Memphis, TN 38105; (800) 805-5856; d<https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=header-btn-donate-now>.

Lt Col (Ret) Joseph Kahiapo , Jr. - Class of 1975, CS-38

Deceased on August 10, 2021 - Informed on August 16, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral servic es are currently pending.

Col (Ret) Richard Husemann - Class of 1965, CS-22

Deceased on August 5, 2021 - Informed on August 16, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial mass will be held on 20 Aug 2021 at 1300 hours at St. Mark's Catholic Church; 1013 Eastwood Rd; Wilmington, NC 28403. A reception will follow the service. Colonel Husemann will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery on a date still to be determined. His obituary can be seen at https://everloved.com/life-of/richard-husemann/obituary/?flow=201.

Lt Col (Ret) Merl Morehouse - Class of 1969, CS-19

Deceased on August 11, 2021 - Informed on August 13, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral service information is not available. His family has suggested that memorial donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, ATTN: Deanna Reames; 3000 Monroe Ave Ne; Grand Rapids, MI 49505; please add in the memo line Member Services Activity Account. Donations are also suggested to the Air Force Academy Foundation; 3116 Academy Dr; USAF Academy, CO 80840.

Brig Gen (Ret) Michael Peplinski - Class of 1979, CS-11

Deceased on August 7, 2021 - Informed on August 13, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Visitation will be held on 23 Aug 2021 from 1400 - 2000 hours at Lee- Ellena Funeral Home; 46530 Romeo Plank Rd; Macomb Township, MI 48044; (586) 412-8999; www.lee-ellenafuneralhome.com. A funeral service will be held on 24 Aug 2021 at 1100hours at Colonial Woods Missionary Church; 3240 Pine Grove Ave; Port Huron, MI 48060. Burial will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery; 4200 Belford Rd; Holly, MI 48442 on 25 Aug 2021 at 0900 hours. 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; (877) 805-5856; www.stjude.org.

Mr. Matthew Frank - Class of 2017

Deceased on August 7, 2021 - Informed on August 11, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A viewing will be held on 17 Aug 2021 from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Sylvian Funeral Home; 2750 Highway 42N; McDonough GA. There will be a private funeral mass the next day, which will be live streamed. A memorial celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The EHE Foundation; www.fightehe.org.

Mr. Craig Gilbert - Class of 1978, CS-21

Deceased on June 16, 2021 - Informed on August 11, 2021

A funeral service will be held on 2 Sept 2021 at 1200 hours at the USAFA Cemetery.

Lt Col (Ret) David Lyons - Class of 1970, CS-19

Deceased on August 9, 2021 - Informed on August 10, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services will be held on 23 Aug 2021 with visitation beginning at beginning at 0900 hours at St. Peter's Catholic Church; 55 N Jefferson St; Monument, CO 80132. The funeral mass will begin at 1000 hours and a reception will follow the mass at 1100 hours. Gravesdie service and burial will be held on 23 Aug 2021 at 1330 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 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; Donor Services; PO Box 4072; Pittsfield, MA 01202; (888) 557-7177; donate online here <https://givenow.lls.org/give/342076/> or to Tunnels to Towers Foundation; 2361 Hylan Blvd; Staten Island, NY 10306; (718) 987-1931; donate online here <https://t2t.org/>.

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