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Willard Van Wormer Obituary
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December 07, 2016

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December 17, 2013
May 30, 2011
May 30, 2011
Dear Virginia and family,

As a professional aviation gypsy I received late news of "The incredible flying Dutchman's" passing. Did I hear correctly that Wil got to fly his Stearman just a day before his passing at age 87? If so, that is an incredible blessing from God. May his same tenderlovingkindness befall upon us other senior flyers.
Of ALL the distinguished aviators I have met, ABSOLUTELY NONE came anywhere close to matching the unsurpassed distinction as Wil. His knowledge, experience and insight into ALL matters of aviation was astounding! I personally don't believe it could ever be surpassed by ANYONE.
With deep gratitude, I am blessed to have counted Wil as a mentor of the greatest order.
If anybody could even teach the angels a few new flying tricks, Van has answered the call. He will be dearly missed. God bless you Virginia and family.
May 18, 2011
Mr Van Wormer you will be missed. I was always impressed by your hangar. The last time I saw you was at a pancake breakfast in Rutland. I thought it was a little windy to be out flying around in a taildragger. But there you were. No problem for you and your wife. I'll remember you to be a true gentleman and a pilot/man to model oneself after. Here's to calm winds and blue skies where you are. We'll join you one day soon.
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