OBITUARY

Lt. Col. Kenneth Austin Aber U.S. Air Force, Retired

March 16, 1922October 5, 2013

Lt Col Kenneth Austin Aber, U.S. Air Force, Retired, age 91, of Universal City, TX, passed away October 5, 2013. He was born March 16, 1922 in Port Jervis, New York to Austin and Florence (Ganz) Aber. Lt Col Aber was a retired USAF Command Pilot, and recipient of the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf clusters, as well as the Air Force Commendation Ribbon. He served in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations during World War II. Reentering active duty in 1950, he flew 60 night attack missions over Korea in B-26 fighter-bombers, and served an overseas tour during the Viet Nam conflict. He retired from active duty in 1969. He is survived by brother Robert Aber and his wife Gertrude of Sparrowbush, New York; sister Joan Ast and her husband Frank of Matamoras, Pennsylvania; as well as son Kenneth R. Aber and his wife Vivian of Westminster, Colorado; grandsons Kenneth M. Aber of Oakland, California and Ian Aber of Houston, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Colonial Funeral Home. Graveside services and interment with military honors will be Friday, October 11, 2013 at 1:15 P.M. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2013
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Lt. Col. Kenneth Austin Aber U.S. Air Force, Retired

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Gary Aber

October 14, 2013

Ken,
You will always be remembered in our hearts. Your visits, the stories, the jar of hot peppers from Texas (that only Pop and I dared eat). You lived a full life. RIP Gary & Pat Aber

Vivian & Ken Aber

October 13, 2013

Dear Dad Aber,
You were a wonderful father-in-law, we had great times with you & Helen over the years. Your grandsons thought you were super! They will miss you deeply, and remember you always. You are at peace now and I hope wrapped in Helen's arms. We love & miss you so much. Vivian & Ken

October 12, 2013

We are sorry for your loss. Billy and I cannot make the trip for the funeral due to health reasons. Loved your Father. We hand allot of fun times together with Helen and Ken. God Blessings.

Rosemarie and Billy Carnley

Doug and Sharon Craig

October 11, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. We hold you close in our hearts as you bid your final farewell to your Father. Much love, Doug & Sharon

D & S Craig

October 11, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. We hold you close in our hearts as you bid your final farewell to your Father. Much love, Doug & Sharon

Bryan Aber

October 11, 2013

Uncle Ken, I always loved your stories of far away places you visited during your service to our country. Talking to you about hunting elk in Colorado probably had some bearing on me ending up in the western US.

Alice Aber

October 10, 2013

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for you and your family Mr. Aber. May you rest in peace!!

A distant cousin.

Robert Aber

October 10, 2013

Ken, I have very fond memories of growing up at the club with you ... Until we meet again!
Brother Bob and Gertrude

October 10, 2013

Sorry to hear of your passing Uncle Ken...may you Rest in Peace! Ken & Viv...we wish you love today, and will miss your Dad terribly. Many memories of both He and Aunt Helen coming to Port over the years....good times, always!

Steve, Teresa, Luke & Sandra

October 10, 2013

My deepest sympathy to Kenneth Jr. & his family. From Betty March Duffy-Skinner (Uncle Charlie's daughter) Port Jervis NY