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416th Bombardment Group (L)

Theodore R. Aylesworth

Col., Pilot

February 19, 1914 - June 20, 2001

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Troy Gazette-Register, Troy, PA  Thursday, June 28, 2001

Colonel Theodore R. Aylesworth

Theodore R. Aylesworth, age 87, of Liberty, PA, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA.  He was born on February 19, 1914 in Liberty Twp., PA, the only son of the late Carl B. and Irene (Essick) Aylesworth.  Colonel Aylesworth retired from the United States Air Force in 1964, having been in the military service since October 1933.  At the time of his retirement, he was Professor of Air Science at the University of Maryland.  He received several military awards and decorations.  Colonel Aylesworth also served as a government representative for dignitary funerals.  He graduated from Mansfield State College, the University of Pennsylvania, and attended Bucknell University.  Mr. Aylesworth was a graduate of several military schools, including the Air War College and the Joint Service Staff College of the U.K. of England.  He was a life member of the Coudersport Consistory, the Tioga County Early Days, the Tioga County Historical Society, the Liberty Historical Society, and the Mosso Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans.  Mr. Aylesworth was also a member of the Phi Delta Kappa fraternity at Mansfield College and the Tiadaghton Chapter of the SAR.  Mr. Aylesworth attended the Liberty Methodist Church.  Mr. Aylesworth is survived by his wife, marie (Stewart) Aylesworth of Liberty, PA; step-son, Monte (Chery) Mase of Liberty, PA; step-daughter, Maureen (Richard) Messick of Mansfield, PA; four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; nephew, Retired Colonel Dwight “Chester” Swimley of FL.  He is predeceased by his first wife, Wilda “Billy” (Hubbard) Aylesworth in 1980; sister, Marjorie Swimley.  Funeral services were held  June 24 at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield, PA with the Reverend Lon C. Williams officiating and interment to be in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty, PA with full military honors accorded. Memorial contributions in Mr. Aylesworth’s name may be directed to the Broad Acres Nursing Home or to the Liberty Volunteer Fire Company.

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