Bernard B. Cecil, 81, passed away June 9, 2006 at home from complications of Parkinson's Disease. Bernie was born October 3, 1924 in St. Paul, NE to Mildred and Hugh Cecil. He is survived by his wife, Leonamae (Lee) Cecil, two sons, Daniel B. (Diana), and Douglas M. (Patty), nine Grandchildren, and seven Great Grandchildren. Bernie served in WWII in the China, Burma, India Theatre of war as a B-25 Bomber Pilot. After the war, he went back to school at the University of Nebraska where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked for 37 years for General Electric Co. at GE Aircraft Engines in Cincinnati, OH. During this time he also served in the Air Force Reserves, retiring in 1987 at the rank of Colonel. Bernie and Lee have lived in Colorado Springs 15 years, having moved here in 1991. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Pikes Peak Hospice or Parkinson's Foundation. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, June 13, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO. The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon 2:00 P.M. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4125 Constitution Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO.
Published in The Gazette on 6/13/2006