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July 16, 1945 - June 5, 2014  

Colonel John Martin Carney Jr. (Ret.) of Bend, OR passed away June 5, 2014 of a heart attack. He was 68. Services will be held in the Chapel of his alma mater, the United States Air Force Academy, on June 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. with full military honors.
Col. Carney was a decorated Vietnam veteran who served his country for 30 years. He retired from the US Air Force in 1993, and had subsequent careers at Eastman Kodak and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Col. Carney loved rock and roll, fine wine, good food, world travel, and his volunteer work. He volunteered as a driver for the State of Oregon, he taught GED math at the local community college, ushered at the Tower Theater and taught driver's safety for AARP. He was happiest surrounded family, friends and his beloved, Lizzie the Lab.
He is survived by his wife Cynthia Bassett, of Bend; his three daughters, Jennifer Noble of Greensboro, NC, Christine Carney of New York City and Julianne Carney, also of New York City; his stepson, Justin Allen of Austin, TX; his grandchildren Jackson Noble, Avery Noble, Piper Noble, and June Carney; his brothers Robert Carney (USAFA '69) of La Crosse, WI, and Patrick Carney of Petaluma, CA.
Col. Carney was born July 16, 1945 in Greensboro, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, Colonel John Martin Carney Sr. and Gertrude Marie Carney.

Published in The Washington Post on June 11, 2014
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