Edward Nacey, Col. USAF retired, 90, passed Thursday August 29, 2013.
Born September 24, 1922 in Duluth Minnesota, Edward entered the Army Air Corps August 1942. Ed graduated at Mather Field in Sacramento CA as an Air Force officer specializing in naval assignments. He was a member of Combat crew including 32 missions in B24 Liberator bomber with the 8th Air Force, flight assignments from 1945-49, active Berlin Airlift operations, held a Strategic Air Command position from 1949 to 1963, crew and staff assignments in B29, B36, and B52 bombers, and Air Force and Joint Command assignments from 1964 to 1974.
Ed retired as a faculty and Resident Director of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair in Washing DC August 1974. He was a decorated Col. receiving distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medals, a Humanitarian medal, the Legion of Merit Medal and Joint Services and Air Force Commendation Medals.
Ed was an advocate in education Graduate of Sacramento State, George Washington University, and Marshall University. From 1974-1985 he held retired positions as Dean of Academics at Mine Safety & Health Academy in West Virginia, and from 1985-1995 was faculty at National University in Sacramento, retired as Professor Emeritus.
Ed had hobbies in photography always camera ready to capture photos of his family, friends, and the numerous adventures he embarked on. Married Jean Burton at the Presidio in San Francisco, CA January 1948 continuing USAF assignments until her death in 1989. Married Mary Shallenberger at St. Anthony’s Church in Atwater, CA July 1998. Member of Military Officers Association, National Association of Uniformed Services, Director and Volunteer at Castle Air Museum, Berlin Airlift Veterans Association.
Edward is Survived by his beloved wife Mary in Atwater and her children John, Linda, and their grandchildren, daughter Kathleen in Sacramento, nephew Edward Nessel and his children Sean, Dean, and Samantha in San Mateo. He will be dearly missed by his Family and Friends and always remembered.
Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday September 11th at 11:00 Am at St. Anthony’s. Please no flowers, memorials can be made to Castle Air Force Base Museum.