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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

PAA/DL Capt. Bernard D. Giere

Vietnam war veteran, PAA/DL Capt. Bernard D. Giere
May 29, 1939 ~ July 31, 2013

Notification with the passing of PAA/DL Captain  Bernard D. Giere, age 74.  Captain Giere hired on with Pan American 09-25-1967.  I’m not sure of his retirement date but as of his 30th anniversary he was listed in the DeltaDigest as F/O based JFK/031.    

Burial will take place August 15th at 11AM at Calverton National Cemetery.  A Memorial Service and Reception will be held the same day at 3PM at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church. 

Survived by his wife Sarajane personal condolences may be sent to the family at
18 Woodfield Ave.,  East Quogue, NY   11942-4934   ...   (631) 728-3183   

In Memoriam.....
Giere, Bernard, age 74, of East Quogue, NY died July 31, 2013. He graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and joined the USAF in 1962. Mr. Giere served in Viet Nam as an F-4 Phantom pilot, and flew for Pan Am and Delta Airlines. He was in the New York Air National Guard as Air Commander for the 106th Air Rescue and Recovery Group, at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach. He was an elder and trustee in the Westhampton Presbyterian Church and was beloved by all who knew him. His sense of humor delighted others. He lived his life with a wink and a smile. Beloved husband of Sarajane. Loving father of Lisa Conigliaro (Tom), and Paul Giere (Kim). Cherished grandfather of seven. Interment will be held at Calverton National Cemetery, Thursday, August 15, at 11:00 am. A memorial service and reception will be held the same day at 3:00 pm at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, 90 Meeting House Road, Westhamptoneach, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Association, Greater New York Chapter, 42 Broadway, Suite 1724, New York, NY 10004, and to the Memorial and Endowment Fund of the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, 90 Meeting House Road, Westhampton Beach, NY. 11978.
For Condolences:  rjosheafuneralhome.com  
  .Published in Newsday on August 5, 2013

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