Wayne and Karen retired to Dayton, Ohio in 1989 following 34 years of service in The United States Air Force. He was in the first graduating class of The United States Air Force Academy. During their years in Dayton, they became involved in many aviation activities including volunteering with the Wright B Flyer Association, The National Museum of The United States Air Force, Wright State University Special Collections and Archives, Aviation Trail, 2003 Committee, and the Archives at Carillon Park. While he was at The National Museum of The United States Air Force he was involved in the first WWI Fly-in. Wayne was the founder of the B-52 Stratofortress Association. A gathering will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home, Beavercreek Chapel, on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 4:00pm-5:00pm with a memorial service at 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton.