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 Donald Ohlemacher - Class of 1994, CS-05

Deceased on August 1, 2020 - Informed on August 3, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A non-denominational memorial service will be held on 13 Aug 2020 at 6:00 pm with full military honors with visiting hours from 4:30-6:00 pm at the First Baptist; 3939 Swigart Road; Beavercreek, OH 45440; (937) 429-1671; www.fbckettering.org. In lieu of flowers, please consider a blood or money donation to the American Red Cross. Blood donations may be done online at: www.sleevesup.redcrossblood.org/campaign/honoring-ohlemacher. Money donations may be done online at : www.redcross.org.

Dr. Emil Cwach - Class of 1959, CS-03

Deceased on July 30, 2020 - Informed on August 3, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services will take place at a later date at the Fort Logan National Cemetery; 4400 W. Kenyon Avenue; Denver, CO 80236; (303) 761-0117; https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/ftlogan.asp.

Col (Ret) William Telford , Sr. - Class of 1959, CS-11

Deceased on July 30, 2020 - Informed on July 30, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services will be held at a later date at the VA area at Trinity Ecumenical Church; 40 Lakemount Drive; Moneta, VA 24121; (540) 721-4330; trinityecumenical.org. Burial will be at the Air Force Academy Cemetery at some time in the future. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor and memory to the Smith Mountain Lake Lions Scholarship Trust; P.O. BOX 655; Hardy, VA 24101. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/54-1567868.

Lt Col (Ret) Thomas Shircliff , Jr. - Class of 1981, CS-26

Deceased on July 29, 2020 - Informed on July 30, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A rosary will be held on 7 Aug 2020 at a time still to be determined at the DeGuispe Funeral Home; 9001 Orlando Avenue; Maitland, FL 32751. Attendees are respectfully asked to wear masks inside the funeral home. For those who are unable to attend in person, the service will be available to view via livestream. Services will be held 8 Aug 2020 at 1:00 pm at the Annunciation Catholic Church; 1020 Montgomery Road; Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Attendees are respectfully asked to wear masks inside the church. For those who are unable to attend in person, the service will be available to view live. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbbOyVWLs_g&feature=youtu.be>A commitment ceremony is being scheduled at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. For those who are unable to attend in person, the ceremony will be available to view via livestream.

Col (Ret) Daniel Connelly - Class of 1973, CS-31

Deceased on July 21, 2020 - Informed on July 28, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services will take place on 29 Jul 2020 with a live stream video that can be viewed at; https://team1sports.com/SLUHAthletics/, at 11:00 CST.

Mr. Owen Quantz - Class of 1961, CS-03

Deceased on November 9, 2015 - Informed on July 28, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A graveside service was held on 28 Dec 2015 at 11:00 am at the Florida National Cemetery; 6502 SW 102nd Avenue; Bushnell, FL 33513; (352) 793-7740. His obituary may be viewed online at; https://www.beyersfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/2867243/quantz-owen/obituary.php.

Mr. Dennis Justin - Class of 1971, CS-15

Deceased on July 27, 2020 - Informed on July 27, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services will be held in private at the family's request.

Lt Col (Ret) Gary Chag - Class of 1974, CS-34

Deceased on July 23, 2020 - Informed on July 27, 2020

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services will be held in private at the New Hanpshire State Veterans Cemetery; 110 Daniel Webster Hwy;Boscawen, NH 03303; (603) 796-2026. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Sierra Club or the Pan-Mass Challenge; www.donate.pmc.org.

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