photo March 15, 1915 - October 28, 2004 Erwin Frank Cihak, 89, Pearl Harbor Survivor, passed away nine years ago today.While in flight, as a co-pilot of the B-17 Flying Fortress, he witnessed the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, that devastating morning of December 7, 1941. Erwin emulated all the qualities of a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, accom- plished businessman, world traveler, avid golfer, environmentalist and civic activist. As a distinguished military veteran, he was entombed with full military honors. Our family and friends hold the deepest admiration and treasured memories of his life. The Erwin F. Cihak Family

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Oct. 28, 2013