I know several members here knew my father CMSgt Charles Thomas.
At 0350 MST he passed away in Albuquerque NM. He died of complications arrising from aggresive lung cancer. He was 74 years old. His career spanned ~ 55 years of service, (4 years in the Marines, 27 years in the Air Force and another 20+ as a civilian contractor for the Air Force.) He spent his entire time in the Air Force/civilian working or flying on turbo prop aircraft (130 and 133) with over 40 years in Rescue/Special Operatations.
The service will be at 1100 on Friday 2 April at French Funerals, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE. Albuquerque NM. The reception will follow at the same location.
ETA: My Mom has asked that in lieu of flowers donations can be made to:
Palliative/Hospice Unit 4D
NM VA Hospital
1501 San Pedro Dr SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
The hospice unit and the "step-down care" unit that he was in first did an outstanding job. They were always attentive, caring and profesional.