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ERBSCHLOE, Dr. Richard "Ross"
Dr. Richard "Ross" Erbschloe (Lt Col, USAF, Ret.)
May 4, 1925, to October 27, 2005. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Fort Knox Independent School where he met the love of his life and future wife, Janelle Tobsing. During World War II, Ross trained as a fighter pilot in the P-47. Following the war, Ross and Janelle married while they were both at the University of Missouri. In 1950, with a master's degree in statistics, Ross reentered the Air Force. During a long and distinguished career, he flew over 5,500 hours in the C-45, C-47, T-29, and C-130. He served all over the world-Korea, Germany, and Thailand as well as Scott AFB, Illinois; Maxwell AFB, Alabama; Harlingen,Texas; and Langley AFB, Virginia. He created the Statistics program at the Air Force Academy as a faculty member from 1959-1966. Upon retirement, Ross earned his PhD in Higher Education at Arizona State University and became Arizona's Commissioner for Postsecondary Education, a position he held for ten years. He was active in a variety of service organizations: the Kappa Alpha Fraternity, the Masons, Seratoma, the Daedalians, and as a long-time congregation member of Christ Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church in Scottsdale. He had a powerful influence and impact on his cadets, the pilots and navigators he instructed, the students who benefited from his Commission work, and his many friends and family members. He is survived by his wife, Janelle, daughters Susan Lantello and Diann Brei, and son, Don, as well as five grandchildren, Spenser, Amy, Zachary, Melissa, and Alison. He was beloved by all. His funeral was held at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs on 1 Nov 2005. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Michael's Memorial Garden, 7400 Tudor Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919. Published in The Arizona Republic on 11/20/2005.

ESCOBEDO, Refugio of Wickenburg.

EVRAETS, Eugene R.
Joining The Tanner Companies in 1972, Eugene EVRAETS became the Claims Manager. He spent six years, following 1963, as a Field Representative for the Salt River Project, while working toward his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration at Arizona State University. In 1969, he joined the Royal Globe Insurance Company as Multiple Lines Claim Manager, and from that position joined the Tanner Companies. In the years since 1972, he has been successively Insurance and Claims Manager, Assistant Vice President and then in 1980, became a Corporate Vice President in charge of the Risk Management Services. He holds membership in Arizona Insurance Claimsmen Association, Arizona Self Insurers' Association and the Risk and Insurance Management Society. Eugene was born July 27, 1941, married, and the father of three children. p.786
Gene EVRAETS, 62, passed away on February 11, 2004. He was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and moved to Arizona in 1961. Gene married his wife, Donna, in 1965 and together raised three children, Brian (Jana); Shelly (Denny); and Scott. Gene was a local businessman and owner, a graduate of ASU, and a dedicated family man. Preceded in death by his father, Florimond and his brother, Kenneth. Survived by his mother, Emma; wife Donna; three children; and six grandchildren and his ever loyal dog "Buddy". Graveside services were held at Resthaven Cemetary 6290 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301. Memorial donations can be sent to: Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation 1440 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607. Published in the Arizona Republic on 2/14/2004.

EWERT, Robert Alan
Robert Alan Ewert, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. His parents were the late Henry L. EWERT and Mary EWERT. He received his BA degree in mathematics at the University of Illinois in 1966. Shortly after graduation, he joined the Air Force and was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska. Being one of the youngest Captains at 23 years of age, he was the Aircraft Commander of Operation - RC - 135 aircraft in classified, worldwide reconnaissance missions. He married Peggy A. SYNOVEC in 1972 and left the Air Force in 1973 with an Honorable Discharge, moving to Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University (ASU) and received his MBA in 1974. He held many jobs and had a wide variety of interests. He worked for the Federal Energy Administration, flew commercially for Saudia Arabian Airlines, operating L-1011 aircraft from 1977-79 while living in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia. He then worked at the Arizona office of Data Administration from 1979-1981. He bought and operated his own commercial hot air balloon company, Pegasus Balloon, from 1982-1996, attending the Abuquerque International Balloon Festival each of those years. In 1984 he went to work in Phoenix for America West Airlines and flew as a Captain on the B737, B757, Airbus A320, and A319 until 2003, when he retired. In 2001 he applied for and was accepted into Law School at ASU. He graduated in December 2004 and passed the Arizona Bar exam in 2005. After graduation he worked for the Arizona Department of Energy and did volunteer work for the Senior Citizen Law Project, writing wills and trusts. Bob passed away Saturday, January 13, 2007, after fighting a very courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife Peggy, daughter Kathrine (Peter) BROWALL, grandson Gustaf, brother Ronald, 3 nieces and 3 nephews. He lived life with a real sense of purpose, joy and a sense of fulfillment. Upon Bob's request, his body was donated to the independent facility, Med Cure, located in Portland, Oregon, an independent donor program for scientific research and medical education.

FINLEY, James L.

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