Flight 61 Last Flights - In Memoriam

Zeke bratkowski
Mr (CIV, Ret) EDMUND Z. BRATKOWSKI (1931 - 2019)

Capt. Edmund R. (Zeke) Bratkowski, USAF
Deceased – 11/11/2019
Member number – 10221
Pilot Class – 56H

Spouse – Mary Bratkowski
224 Anchor Lake Drive
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
850-267-1266

Funeral Service – 11/18/2019 11:00 AM
Saint Rita’s Catholic Church
137 Moll Drive
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Interment following service

Family Requests:
In lieu of flowers, donations to:
Emerald Coast Children Advocacy
401 McEwen Drive
Niceville, FL 32578

Ronald H. Hamilton
Membership Chairman
Bud Day Flight # 61

Col william b. colgan
Col (USAF, Ret) William B. Colgan (1920 - 2019)

Col. William B. Colgan, USAF, Ret.
Deceased – 10/25/2019
Member number – 7361
Pilot School Class – 43-C

Spouse – Deceased
125 Mooney Rd NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
850-862-0045

Celebration of Life
11/5/2019 4:00 PM
Chapel of the Cross
100 Jonquil Avenue, NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Interment – TBD
Waycross, GA

Family Requests:
In lieu of flowers
Donations to Charities that benefit Children

Ronald H. Hamilton
Membership Chairman
Bud Day Flight # 61

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Maj (USAF, Ret) ASA M. STACKHOUSE, III (1939 - 2019)

Maj Asa M. Stackhouse III, USAF, Ret
Deceased – 9/27/2019
Member # 8595
Pilot Class – 68-D

Spouse – none
633 East Main Street, Unit A10
Moorestown, NJ 08057
850-585-0911

Memorial was held on 11/9/2019
Moorestown, NJ

Family Requests:
In lieu of flowers
Donations to Moorestown Friends Meeting and
Historical Society of Moorestown
PO Box 477
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Ronald H. Hamilton
Membership Chairman
Bud Day Flight # 61

Lt Col (USAF, Ret) Everett Truman RASPBERRY (1932 - 2019)

LTC Everett T Raspberry, USAF, Ret.
Deceased – 9/25/2019
Member # 7442
Pilot Class 56-P

3 Marlborough Rd
Shalimar, FL 32579
850-651-0427
Spouse – Joann Raspberry

Funeral Arrangements – TBD

Family Requests – Unknown

Ronald H. Hamilton
Membership Chairman
Bud Day Flight # 61

Col (USAF, Ret) THOMAS W. WHITLOCK (1925 - 2019)

LTC Thomas W. Whitlock
Deceased – 9/24/2019
Membership # 6706
Pilot Class 49-A

209 Natures Trail Court, NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850-864-2088
Spouse – Mike Whitlock

Funeral arrangements – TBD
Family requests – unknown

Reception – Fort Walton Beach Yacht Club
10/10/2019 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Ronald H. Hamilton
Membership Chairman
Bud Day Flight # 61

Col (USAF, Ret) Jack H. Harper, Jr (1930 - 2019)

Col. Jack H. Harper, Jr., USAF, Ret.
Deceased – 9/7/2019
Member # 9829
Favorite aircraft – F-100

42 Werk Lake Court
Niceville, FL 32578
850-897-2211
Spouse – deceased

Visitation
9/15/2019 4:00 – 5:00 PM
McLaughlin Funeral Home
1405 E. John Sims Parkway
Niceville, FL 32578

Interment
9/16/2019 – Noon
Barrancas National Cemetery
Pensacola Naval Air Station
Pensacola, FL
note – a funeral procession will depart McLaughlin Funeral Home at 10:00 AM for Barrancas. Holders of Military ID cards may want to meet the procession at Barrancas.

Family requests – unknown

Ronald H. Hamilton
Membership Chairman
Bud Day Flight # 61

Col (USAF, Ret) RICHARD G. GASPARIAN (1944 - 2019)

COL RICHARD G. GASPARIAN, USAF, RET.
Member # 6405
Deceased – 4/10/2019

PO Box 448
Shalimar, FL 32579
850-609-0881
Wife – Nadine

Services
Arlington – TBD

Col. Richard Gasparian, USAF Ret., “The Great Gaspar”, left this earth on April 10, 2019. Following a brief but valiant fight with brain cancer, he made his opinion known and slammed the door on the way out. He was absolutely himself until the end as every nurse and doctor can attest.

The Colonel had a highly decorated career with the US Air Force. He enlisted to avoid being drafted and finagled his way into pilot training. While he knew how to fly planes, his heart was in helicopters. He flew numerous missions in Vietnam at Cam Ranh Bay (and elsewhere) and flew all over the world. He would decline to pick a favorite post, but some of his best stories (and jokes) came from his time with RAAF in Amberly, Australia, Whiteman AFB, MO, and Osan AB, Republic of Korea. The loss of any brother-in-arms weighed heavily on him, and he would humbly dismiss the countless lives that were saved through his actions and leadership.

Once he retired from the Air Force, “Gassy” did not end his service to his country and community. For decades he worked with New York Life to help people take care of themselves and their families. He was very active in the Playground Area Kiwanis, and he was dedicated to helping the children and families of his community. One of his proudest accomplishments is a playground in Fort Walton Beach that he was instrumental in bringing to fruition.

Rich loved to fish and be on his boat or just stand on his dock and watch the world. He was a phenomenal cook and the consummate host. He had great comedic timing, and he will always be one of the greatest storytellers. He was said he was the best helicopter pilot ever, but we questioned that every time he tried to pilot a 36-foot fishing boat.

There is nothing that defines Rich more than his love of his family. When he was diagnosed with cancer, the only thing on his bucket list was to spend time with his children and grandchildren, and that is exactly what he did. He is survived by his eldest son, Scott Gasparian, his daughter, Kathleen Gasparian and her husband Alex Rawls, and his youngest son Gregory (Krikor Gasparian) Gasparian, and his wife Nadine Gasparian. His legacy lives on his grandchildren, Clara Rawls and Aran Gasparian. He was bewildered by his love for them. In the end, he spent every day with one or both of them, and he was in heaven.

Scott, Kathleen, and Gregory wish to thank everyone who has given so much love and support over the past few months. Family, friends, and friends we choose as family, thank you. We would like to give special thanks to all of the medical staff at the University of Birmingham, at Ochnser in New Orleans, and at Community Home Health and Hospice in Washington for the care and respect you showed to us in such a terrible time. We would also like to give special thanks to our uncles for the almost daily check-ins. And, last but not least, a special thanks to Eric Riggenbach who has put up with enough shit from the Gasparians to be called brother.

We are working on services to be held at Arlington in accordance with Rich’s wishes, and we will be sure to update when we have the details. We appreciate any stories or pictures you can share, but trust us, we have heard ALL the jokes. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you support the Jolly Green Scholarship Fund in his memory. Until we have a formal service, we would ask that you share a toast with us. Easter was our Dad’s favorite holiday, and symbolically it is a wonderful time to cherish the life around us. As you sit down to roast beast this weekend, we ask that you raise your glass to the Great Gaspar. In his own words, “What A Ride!”.

COL (USA, Ret) COLIN D. CILEY, JR (1927 - 2018)

Col. Colin D. Ciley, Jr., Ret., USA
Member # 5841
Deceased – 12/28/2018

4595 East Highway 20, Apt. 217
Niceville, FL 32578
850-897-5804
Spouse – Deceased

Arrangements – Unknown

Family Requests – Unknown

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Lt Col (USAF, Ret) JOSEPH V. WILDINGER (1943 - 2018)

LTC Joseph V. Wildinger, Jr., USAF, Ret.
Deceased – 10/19/2018
Member # 0822

789 Boulevard of the Champions
Shalimar, FL 32579
850-651-6661
Spouse -Jeanne

Celebration of Life – 10/22/2018 1:00 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road, NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL

In Lieu of Flowers
Donations to
Alabama Sighthound Adoptions

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COL (USA, Ret) CORNELIUS F. MCGILLICUDDY, JR (1932 - 2018)

Col. Cornelius F. McGillicuddy, Jr., USA, Ret.
Member # 3248
Deceased – 7/14/2018

1731 Wren Way
Niceville, FL 32578
850-897-5529
Spouse – Betty McGillicuddy

Services and Interment – TBD
Arlington National Cemetery
Washington, DC

Family requests:
Donations in lieu of flowers:
Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church
1028 White Point Rd
Niceville, FL 32578

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Lt Col (USAF, Ret) BYRON P. SPEARS (1917 - 2018)

LTC Byron P. Spears, USAF, Ret.
Member # 4418
Deceased – 4/8/2018
Pilot Class 43-C

1001 Mar Walt Drive
Westwood Retirement Resort
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
850-420-3029
Spouse – Carolyn

Celebration of Life
4/13/2018 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Family requests
In lieu of flowers:
Donations to VITAS Hospice

Ron Hamilton
Membership Chairman
Bud Day Flight # 61

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Col (USAF, Ret) BENJAMIN G. NEFF (1925 - 2018)

Col. Benjamin G. Neff, USAF, Ret.
Member # 1403
Deceased – 4/7/2018
Pilot Class 44-A

1001 Mar Walt Drive
Westwood Retirement Resort
Fort Walton Beach, FL
850-651-2386
Spouse – Deceased

Funeral Services – Private Family
Heritage Gardens Funeral Home
Niceville, FL

Family Requests
Donations to:
Regency Hospice

Ron Hamilton
Membership Chairman
Bud Day Flight # 61

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Maj (USAF, Ret) JAMES D. BONEY (1929 - 2018)

Maj James D. Boney, USAF, Ret.
Member # 8579
Deceased -3/25/2018
Pilot Class 54-F

626 Powell Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
850-862-0349
Spouse – Kay Boney

Services – 3/31/2018
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Visitation – 1:00 pm
Service – 2:00 pm

Family requests:
Donations in lieu of flowers;
Wounded Warrior Program
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Lt Col (USAF, Ret) JAMES GERALD SOVICH (1948 - 2018)

LTC James G. Sovich, USAF, Ret.
Member # 366
Pilot Class 71-08

4121 Indian Bayou North
Destin, FL 32541
660-909-4070
Spouse – Helene Sovich

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, 6 April
Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 307 Beach Drive, Destin, FL.
1 PM – Rosary
2 PM – Memorial Service
Reception at their home to follow.
Jim’s OBIT will be in the Easter Sunday paper.

Family requests unknown

Lt Col (USAF, Ret) THOMAS M. GUNNELS (1929 - 2018)

LTC Thomas M. Gunnels, Ret., USAF
Deceased – February 19, 2018
Member # 8624
Pilot Class – 53-D

220 Hickory Avenue
Shalimar, FL 32579
850-651-1153
Wife – Jill

Graveside service was held 2/19/2018
Heritage Gardens
Family requests unknown

Ronald H. Hamilton
Membership Chairman
Bud Day Flight # 61

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Col (USAF, Ret) LEO H. HICKS (1929 - 2018)

LTC Leo H. Hicks, Ret., USAF
Deceased – January 26, 2018
Member # 1381
Pilot Class – 53-D

19 Bay Dr. NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850-863-9190
Wife – Deceased

Memorial – 2/10/2018 2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
103 1ST Street
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Inurnment – TBD
Barrancas National Cemetery

Family requests – unknown

Ronald H. Hamilton
Membership Chairman
Bud Day Flight # 61

Col (USAF, Ret) RICHARD L. BROOKS (1937 - 2017)

More info at www.mclaughlinmortuary.com

Lt Col (USAF, Ret) HUGH A. MARSE (1933 - 2017)

No obit as of 20 Jul 17 for more details.

Lt Col (USAF, Ret) JAMES R. JENKINS (1934 - 2017)
Col (USAF, Ret) JOE R. STEEN (1934 - 2017)

Col Joe R. Steen had his last flight on 20 Jan 2017. As a teen Joe responded to a radio ad inviting young men to come fly with the Air Force. This led to a 27 year career as a jet fighter pilot to include a highly decorated tour including over 100 missions over North Vietnam in his favorite bird – the F-105.
Joe is survived by his beloved wife Lee, children, step children, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Condolences may be left online at www.heritagegardensfuneralhome.com.

Col (USAF, Ret) ROGER BUDD, JR (1922 - 2016)

Col Roger Budd JR (Ret) USAF
Deceased: 10/19/2016
Member #: 08389
Pilot Class: 43-K

34 Popular Ave
Shalimar, FL 32579
850-651-0032
Wife: Deceased

Visitation: 10/24/2016 – 1900-2030
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack RD
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Memorial Service: 10/25/2016 – 0900
Shalimar United Methodist Church
1 Old Ferry RD
Shalimar, FL

Internment – Unknown

Family Requests: Donations to Habitat For Humanity
99 Eglin PKWY, NE, Unit 11
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Lt Col (USAF, Ret) JAMES D. HEAVENER (1931 - 2016)

LTC James D. Heavener, USAF, Ret
Member # 7726

312 Gardner Drive, NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

850-226-6318

Funeral arrangements – Unknown

Col (USAF, Ret) ROBERT H. GALLAVAN (1924 - 2016)

Colonel Robert H. Gallavan (Bob), son of George Gallavan and Ida L. Link, passed away peacefully and took his angel flight west Aug 31, 2016 in St Johns, Florida. Bob was born on September 14, 1924 in San Bernardino, California where he was raised on a walnut farm and ranch and attended school until called into active duty with the US Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet in March 1943. Bob completed pilot training and was commissioned as a second Lieutenant at Maria Army Airfield, Texas in February 1945. He spent the next 32 years of his life as a US Air Force officer piloting numerous propeller bomber and cargo aircraft and jet fighter and transport aircraft.

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Lt Col (USAF, Ret) CLYDE F. MOREHOUSE (1921 - 2016)

LtCol Clyde F. Morehouse, United States Air Force Retired, of Jacksonville, Florida, departed on his final flight on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at age 95. Clyde was born on June 3, 1921 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He was a member of the Order of Daedalians, George “Bud” Day Flight (#61), Member Number 3564. He resided at 8950 Winding Vine, E. Jacksonville, FL 32244. Telephone number 904-619-3876. He is survived by his wife, Katie Mae, Jini Bartman, his sister, and his daughters Denei Morehouse, Paula McAdow, Toni Burley, and Debbie Burley.

Col (USAF, Ret) ROGER D. TUCKER (1930 - 2016)

Colonel Roger Dean “Rog” Tucker, United States Air Force Retired, of Shalimar, Florida, departed on his final flight on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at age 85. Rog was born on May 18, 1930 in Funston, GA. He was a life member of the Order of Daedalians, George “Bud” Day Flight (#61), Member Number 06862. He Resided at P.O. Box 293, Shalimar, FL 32579, Telephone Number 850-651-4185. He is survived by his wife, Tanya, daughter Shannon Minguey, son Randy Merrill, nieces Wanda Burson, Sandi Santaniello, Tanya Marshall and their families.
Service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 2:00pm at Shalimar United Methodist Church.

Lt Col (USAF, Ret) ROBERT M. FOSTER (1929 - 2016)

Lt Col Robert “Bob” Foster USAF (Ret) took his last flight on Wednesday, 16 March, 2016. Bob was a life member of the Order of Daedalians, George “Bud” Day Flight (#61), Member Number 09646, Pilot Class 55-F. He resided at 763 Overbrook Drive, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida 32547; telephone 850-863-2654. He is survived by his wife Margaret, sons Brad Foster and Neal Foster, and daughter Carla Foster. A memorial service will be held at McLaughlin Mortuary, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, at 2 PM, Saturday, 19 March 2016.

Maj (USAF, Ret) DONALD F. SCHERMERHORN (1933 - 2016)

Major Donald (Don) F. Schermerhorn, United States Air Force Retired of Shalimar, Florida, departed on his final flight on Tuesday February 9, 2016 at the Westwood Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fl.
Born in Rotterdam, NY, he was the son of the late Simon J. and Renice (Ballou) Schermerhorn. Don was a life member of the Order of Daedalians, George “Bud” Day Flight # 61, Member Number 8194. He Resided at 812 Boulevard of Champions, Shalimar, FL 32579, Telephone Number 850-651-8120. He is survived by his daughter Sandra Lee Peterson of Schertz, Texas and two sons Donald F. Schermerhorn (Dutch) Jr. of Woodridge, VA and Glenn A. Schermerhorn of Stafford, VA. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date in Florida. Inurnment will be in Viewland Cemetery in Rotterdam, NY in the spring.
Arrangements are by the Bond Funeral Home Broadway and Guilderland Avenue Schenectady.

Brig Gen (USAF, Ret) CHRISTIAN F. DREYER, JR (1934 - 2015)

Fellow Daedalians,

Fred Dreyer, BGen, USAF (Ret), and a long time active member of our Flight passed away on December 22nd. Fred was a Life Member of the Order of Daedalians.

Fred’s obituary will appear in Sunday’s NWF Daily News. Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday the 6th of January, at Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church in Niceville.

Brig Gen (USAF, Ret) DONALD E. HAUGEN (1931 - 2015)

Brigadier General Donald E. Haugen, USAF (Ret), took his last flight on the morning of December 1st, 2015. General Haugen was a member of the Order of Daedalians, George “Bud” Day Flight (#61). He retired from the Air Force in August, 1983; his high-time aircraft was the C-130. A Memorial Service for General Haugen will be held on Saturday, December 5th, 2015 at 3:00 pm, at Crosspoint United Methodist Church, Niceville, Florida. A reception will follow immediately at Rocky Bayou Country Club in Niceville.

Maj (USAF, Ret) DONALD F. ROSWELL (1945 - 2015)

Major Donald F. Roswell, USAF (Ret), Daedalian Member Number 04232, Pilot Class 69-03, took his last flight on 21 September 2015. His address was P.O. Box 538, Shalimar, FL 32579, phone number (850) 651-6767. Donald is survived by his wife Sharon. A Celebration of Life was conducted on Wednesday, 23 September 2015, at Shalimar United Methodist Church with a reception following. He was buried at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Fla., on Thursday, 24 September 2015. Donations may be sent to American Cancer Society, Emerald Coast Cancer Center (1024 Mar Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547), or Covenant Hospice (220 Eglin Pkwy. NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547).
Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com
– See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nwfdailynews/obituary.aspx?n=donald-f-roswell&pid=175892967&fhid=10288#sthash.ssENBFmK.dpuf

Col (USAF, Ret) ALVIN R. TURNER (1932 - 2015)

Colonel Alvin Ray Turner, USAF (Ret.) died of natural causes at age 83. A native Texan, Colonel Turner entered the Air Force in 1954, and served for 27 years. He flew fighter aircraft in Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. His favorite aircraft was the F-86F. After military service, Colonel Turner participated in several local businesses and government contracting positions. He was a Christian, and an active member of the First Baptist Church, Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patsy A. Turner, three daughters, one son, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Burial will take place on September 13, 2015 at Barrancas National Cemetary, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. Donations are being accepted for a foundation that will be set up in his honor at his alma-mater Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas. The funds will be used to provide scholarships for students and military cadets.

Col (USAF, Ret) FRANKLIN L. FISHER (1920 - 2015)

Colonel Franklin L. Fisher, surrounded by his loving family, passsed away at his home in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He died of complications from a fall, pneumonia, and liver cancer. Col. Fisher was raised on a rice and cattle farm in Lake Arthur, LA where he was born on May 8, 1920. A fighter pilot, he started flying with the Army Air Corps in 1941 and then continued with the United States Air Force before completing a distinguished 30 year career and retiring at Eglin AFB, FL in 1970. He held leadership and command positions including Commander, 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, and the Air Division in Tampa, FL. With dedication and determination in combat, he is credited with 4 Mig kills, 1 damage, and 2 “probables” in Korea. His overseas service also included tours in Taiwan, Okinawa and Vietnam. With 7000 flying hours, primarily in fighter aircraft, his high-time aircraft was the F-100 and his favorite was the F-86. Col. Fisher was awarded the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinquished Flying Cross, Air Medal, the Army and Air Force Commendation Medals and 15 other awards and decorations. He also was a U.S. Army Paratrooper, and walked away from 3 crashes during his flying career. After his Air Force career, Col. Fisher continued to fly in light twin-engine aircraft. He was active in the community, a member of the Order of Daedalians, George “Bud” Day Flight (#61), and several civic organizations. He is survived by his wife of ten years, Martha; his son, Brock Fisher; and two daughters Kim Wilson, and Jayne Gill, as well as five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 113 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 on Monday, April 13, 2015. Visitation with the family will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. with the Ceremony starting at 3 p.m.; officiating, Air Force Chaplain Curt Jetton. Interment will follow in Beal Memorial Cemetary, 316 Beal Parkway NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Frank died the way he lived – with honor, dignity, honesty, and dedication to giving one’s all for country, family, friends, and those who work for and with you. He served his country well.

Brig Gen (USAF, Ret) JEROME R. BARNES, JR (1931 - 2015)

Brigadier General Jerome R. Barnes Jr. (Jerry) took his last flight on March 31st after a brief illness. General Barnes was the Flight Captain of Seagull/George “Bud” Day Flight (#61) in 1993 and has been a dedicated and active member of the flight ever since. It was his final wish to host a celebration of life during a Happy Hour at the Eglin AFB Bayview Club for all his Daedalian friends. The date of the Happy Hour is planned for sometime in May. We will provide further information when the plans are finalized. General Barnes will be buried at Arlington National Cemetary in the near future. No othe local services are planned.

Lt Col (USAF, Ret) WILLIAM L. REEDER (1931 - 2015)

Lt Col William L. Reeder, USAF (Ret) took his last flight the morning of March 10, 2015. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Lt Col (USAF, Ret) ALBERT V. KINNER (1927 - 2015)
Col (USAF, Ret) ROGER L. SPRAGUE (1930 - 2015)

Roger Sprague took his last flight at 0420 on Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015. A memorial service for Roger will be held at St Simon’s on the Sound Episcopal Church, 28 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach at 1400 on Friday, 20 Feb.

Col (USAF, Ret) JIMMIE R. ROBERTSON (1932 - 2015)

Col. James R Robertson took his last flight on 30 Jan 2015. In respect of his wishes, his service will be private.

Col (USAF, Ret) TROY J. DENT (1931 - 2015)

Col, USAF (Ret)
Pilot Training Class 58-C
Funeral Arrangements Pending

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Lt Col (USAF, Ret) RALPH R. RUYLE (1923 - 2014)

LTC Ralph R. Ruyle, Jr., USAF, Ret.
Deceased – 12/12/2014
Member # 9151
Pilot Class – 44 – F

1502 Mariah Way W.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
850-862-1571
Spouse – Elizabeth “Libby” Ruyle

Memorial Service – TBD
McLaughlin Mortuary
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Interment – TBD

Family requests – unknown

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Lt Col (USAF, Ret) A ERNEST STILLMAN, JR (1929 - 2014)

LTC Albert E. Stillman, Jr., Ret, USAF
Deceased 9/20/2014
Member # 8187
Pilot Class – 51-F

240 Yacht Club Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850-362-6061
Wife – Adene

Memorial Service will be held Friday, 26 September, at 10:00 AM, at the Emerald Coast Funeral Home,113 Racetrack Road NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Burial will be immediately following the service at the Beal Memorial Cemetery

Ron Hamilton
Adjutant
Bud Day Flight # 61

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Col (USAF, Ret) ROBERT W. GATES (1919 - 2014)

Col. Robert W. Gates, Ret., USAF
Deceased 8/9/2014
Member # 0638
Pilot Class 42 – D

254 Yacht Club Drive, NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850-243-7465
Spouse – none

Visitation 8/13/2014 10:00AM
Mass 8/13/2014 11:00 AM
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Arrangements by: Emerald Coast Funeral Home

Interment following service
Beal Memorial Cemetery

Family requests in lieu of flowers donations to:
Air Force Enlisted Village
Shalimar, FL

Ron Hamilton
Adjutant
Bud Day Flight # 61

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Col (USAF, Ret) WILLIAM J. CULLEN, JR (1929 - 2014)

Col. William J. Cullen, Jr., Ret., USAF
Deceased – 7/30/2014
Member # 01368
Pilot Class – 56 – Q

200 Miracle Strip Parkway SW #304
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850-581-0306
Spouse – Ruth

Visitation: 8/5/2014 10:00 AM
Funeral: 8/5/2014 11:00 AM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
113 Racetrack Road NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Interment: 8/6/2014 10:00 AM
Barrancas National Cemetery
Pensacola, FL

Family requests in lieu of flowers, donations to:
Fisher House of the Emerald Coast
NWFMOA Scholarship Fund
Charity of your choice

Ron Hamilton
Adjutant
Bud Day Flight # 61

Lt Col (USAF, Ret) WILLIAM K. THOMAS (1916 - 2014)

LTC William K. Thomas, Ret., USAF
Deceased – 5/5/2014
Member # 04912
Pilot Class – 44-E

2000 Principal Lane
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
850-862-7705
Wife – Deceased

Memorial – 5/10/2014 2:00 PM
Resurrection Anglican Church
66 8th Street
Shalimar, FL

Interment – unknown

In Lieu of Flowers:
Donations to:
Resurrection Anglican Church
PO Box 681
Shalimar, FL 32579

Ronald H. Hamilton
Adjutant
Bud Day Flight # 61

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Lt Col (USAF, Ret) ROBERT T. CAMPBELL (1927 - 2014)

LTC Robert T. (Soupy) Campbell, Ret., USAF
Deceased – 3/30/2014
Member # 08087
Pilot Class – 52 – G

81 Meigs Drive
Shalimar, FL 32579
850-651-3780
Wife – Deceased

Visitation – 4/1/2014 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
113 Racetrack Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Memorial Service – 4/2/2014 – 10:00 AM
Shalimar United Methodist Church
1 Old Ferry Road
Shalimar, FL

Interment – Following Service
Beal Memorial Cemetery
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Family requests – Unknown

Col (USAF, Ret) ROBERT S. VAYDA (1928 - 2014)

Col. Robert S. Vayda, Ret., USAF
Deceased – 2/26/2014
Member # 3150
Pilot Class – unknown

510 Beach Drive
Destin, FL 32541
850-837-9479
Wife -Jane Vayda

Celebration of Life – 3/8/2014
Visitation – 11:30 AM
Memorial – 12:00 PM

Immanuel Anglican Church
250 Indian Bayou Trail
Destin, FL 32541

Reception – Following memorial
Capt. Dave’s on the Gulf
3796 Senic 98
Destin, FL 32541

Family requests donations in lieu of flowers to:

Immanuel Anglican Church Building Fund
AF Armament Museum Foundation
Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Inpatient Residence

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Col (USAF, Ret) FRANK W. MANN, JR (1920 - 2014)

Col. Frank W. Mann, Jr., Ret., USAF
Deceased – 2/19/2014
Member # 02046
Pilot Class – 42 – C

630 Merioneth Drive, NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
850-862-7895
Wife – Marge Mann

Celebration of Life – 2/21/2014
Visitation – 1:00 PM
Memorial – 2:00 PM

Emerald Coast Funeral Home
113 Racetrack Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Reception following at
Two Trees Restaurant

Family Requests in lieu of flowers donations to
Eglin AFB Armament Museum
Panhandle Animal Welfare Society

Col (USAF, Ret) DAVID J. WENKER (1936 - 2014)

Col. David J. Wenker, Ret., USAF
Deceased – 1/20/2014
Member # 12272
Pilot Class – 61 – D

7006 Pro Am Court
Navarre, FL 32566
850-936-5804
Wife – Deceased

Funeral Arrangements – TBD

Interment – TBD
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA

Family requests – Unknown

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Col (USAF, Ret) FREDERICK R. DENT, III (1934 - 2014)

Col. Frederick R. Dent, III, Ret., USAF
Deceased – 1/1/2014
Member # 09194
Pilot Class – 57 – T

7 Poquito Road
Shalimar, FL 32579
850-651-1381
Marion

Memorial – 1/16/2014 5 – 7 pm
Fort Walton Beach Yacht Club

Interment – summer 2014
West Point, NY

Family Requests – Unknown

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Lt Col (USAF, Ret) WILLIAM F. HANLEY (1935 - 2013)

LTC William F. Hanley, Ret., USAF
Deceased – 11/11/2013
Member number – 04104
Pilot Class – 59-G

107 Raintree Blvd
Niceville, FL 32578
850-897-3634
Spouse – Deceased

Visitation – 11/14/13 2:00 PM
Funeral – 11/14/13 3:00 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
113 Racetrack Road NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Celebration of Life following service
Fort Walton Beach Yacht Club
Interment – private
Barrancas National Cemetery

Family requests – none

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Lt Col (USAF, Ret) JOY H. DUNLAP (1922 - 2013)

LTC Joy H. Dunlap, Ret., USAF
Deceased – 9/24/2013
Member # 6208
Pilot Class – 44 – D

116 Kentwood Trail
Alabaster, AL 35007
205-685-9779
Spouse – Maria Dunlap

Interment – 10/1/2013
Alabama National Cemetery

Joy was a B-17 pilot with 35 missions

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Col (USAF, Ret) GEORGE E. DAY (1925 - 2013)

Col. George E. “Bud” Day, Sr., USAF, Ret.
Deceased – 7/27/2013
Medal of Honor Recipient
Honorary Flight Captain, Flight # 61
Member # 04427
Pilot Class – 52-F

23 Bayshore Drive
Shalimar, FL 32579
850-651-3078
Wife – Doris

Visitation – 8/1/2013 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Memorial – 8/1/2013 – 11:00 am
Emerald Coast Conference Center
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Interment – 8/1/2013 – 3:00 pm
Barrancas National Cemetery
Pensacola, FL

Family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations to:
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Shalimar, FL
Wounded Warrior Project
Gary Sinise Foundation

Col (USAF, Ret) KENNETH G. HARRIS (1923 - 2013)

Col. Kenneth G. Harris, USAF, Ret.
Deceased – 7/24/2013
Member # 05612
Pilot Class – 43-D

Spouse – Eleanor
Sand Point Unit # 802
1800 Harrison Street
Titusville, FL 32580
312-567-0269

Arrangements by:
North Brevard Funeral Home
1450 Norwood Avenue
Titusville, FL 32596
Date/Time – Unknown

Lt Col (USAF, Ret) JAMES L. HARCROW (1917 - 2013)

LTC James L. Harcrow, Ret., USAF
Deceased 2/12/2013
Member # 02823
Pilot Class – 41-I

12 Rue De Le Roi St. NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
850-862-7503
Wife – Deceased

Visitation – 2/18/2013 5:00 – 7:00 PM
McLaughlin Mortuary, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Funeral – 2/19/2013 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Interment – Beal Memorial Cemetery

Donations in lieu of flowers;
First Baptist Church/any Veterans Org./any public service org.

Lt Col (USAF, Ret) ALBERT S. BORCHIK, JR (1930 - 2013)

LTC Albert S. Borchik, Jr., Ret., USAF
Deceased – 1/30/2013
Member # 02155
Pilot Class – 55 – L

31 Pebble Beach Drive
Shalimar, FL 32579
850-651-2435
Wife – Sally Borchik