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 Elwood Dean Storrs, Jr

Elwood Dean Storrs, Jr

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Death 8 Apr 2016 (aged 91)
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 161008647 · View Source
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On April. 8, 2016, Church of Reconciliation Founding Member, Lt. Col. Elwood "Bud" Dean Storrs Jr. (USAF Ret.), entered eternal life with our Lord Jesus Christ. Bud is survived by his loving wife, Betty C. Storrs, his two daughters Pam Kasper and Sherry Gore, his sons-in-law, Dennis Kasper and Ed Gore, and three beautiful granddaughters and their husbands - Kristin & Evan Pipkin, Kim & Ryan Pederson, and Jennifer & Brent Alsobrooks. Bud has 4 Great grandchildren- Charlie & Eli Pipkin, Taylor & Luke Pederson, & another great-grandson, soon to be born to Jennifer & Brent Alsobrooks.

Bud was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania June 2, 1924 and was the son of Elwood D. and Elsie Storrs. Bud was raised by a Christ-centered family and friends. He joined the United States Army Air Corps when he was 18 and served in World War II and Korea. After saving a Marine platoon from certain tragedy, Bud was recognized for his heroism by being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He served devotedly in the Air Force for 28 years retiring in 1970 as the Commander of the 605th Air Commando Squadron at Howard Air Force Base in Panama.

Returning to San Antonio, Texas he and Betty helped found the Church of Reconciliation (Episcopal) where they remained active members for over 40 years serving on the Vestry, as an Usher, and the best Blueberry Pancake chef in Brown Hall. Bud loved all his friends who became family and lovingly held a Christmas Eve Open House each Christmas for 50 years! Bud's philosophy was, "I love to meet people because they are just friends I haven't met yet." And that's the way he lived each day of his life- compassionate, giving, and generous!

He was recruited, hired and excelled as a Representative with American Security and Life Insurance Company. He also was an active member of Dadaelians, Quiet Birdman, and a significant supporter of Boys Town!

Each day and each year, Bud, as a husband, father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather, Air Force Pilot, and sincere friend exemplified integrity, faith, and honor. He will be forever in our hearts and forever in our prayers. We know Heaven has an Angel of Light shining for each of us who love him.

"I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith." Timothy 4:7
We will love you forever and will see you in Heaven.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 17th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 North Loop 1604 East.
On Monday, April 18th at 11:00 AM, the funeral service will be held at Church of Reconciliation Episcopal Church, 8900 Starcrest Dr. with Rev. Robert Woody officiating. A reception will be held at the church from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM. Interment will follow at 2:00 PM in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be forwarded to either Abode Is Home, 8619 Post Oak Lane, San Antonio, TX 78217
www.abodehome.org or the Church of Reconciliation Episcopal Church, 8900 Starcrest Dr., San Antonio, TX 78217.
You are invited to sign the Guestbook at www.porterloring.com
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Published in Express-News from Apr. 14 to Apr. 20, 2016


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  • Created by: sandysea
  • Added: 14 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161008647
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elwood Dean Storrs, Jr (2 Jun 1924–8 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161008647, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by sandysea (contributor 47432815) .