Colonel George Robert Tate USAF (Ret.)

George Tate

Colonel George Robert Tate USAF (Ret.) of Englewood, OH, passed away on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. He was 85.

George honorably served his country for 30 years in the United States Air Force as a fighter pilot during the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. He was a member of the B-58 Hustler Association and the Mach II Club.

George was a Certified Master Diver and has scuba dived all over the world, and was a member of the Divers Alert Network and Sea Turtle Watch.

He was a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.

He is survived by his son, Bob Tate, and girlfriend, Patty Smith, of Englewood, OH; daughter, Colonel Kathryn “Cricket” Tate and her husband, Chief Master Sergeant Daryl Webb (both USAF Ret.) of Red Lion, PA; grandson, Bailey Tate; along with many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Avery and Marjorie (Burton) Tate.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

The Kindred Funeral Home in Englewood is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Diver’s Alert Network.

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