Brian N. Delaplane
Lt. Col. Brian N. Delaplane passed away suddenly Oct. 9, 2007, in New York, following a pulmonary embolism. He was a logistical officer in the United States Army, currently serving as the professor of military science at Saint Johns University in Queens, N.Y.Brian Neal Delaplane was born May 6, 1960, in Glenwood Springs, to Helen and David Delaplane. He graduated from Glenwood Springs High School. He joined the Army in 1984. He continued his career in the U.S. Army for 23 years and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He received multiple medals and accommodations, including the Bronze Star Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal. He received his bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State College in Denver, and his master’s degree from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, N.Y. Brian was a man of distinction, character and integrity and was known for his compassionate leadership, mentorship and friendship.Brian married Pamela Mackowiak on May 22, 1999, in Olean. Lt. Col. Delaplane is survived by his wife; his parents; Pam’s children Molly, Matthew and Sarah; children by his first wife – Felice, Matthew and Jessica; and brothers Timothy, Mark and Glen.Visitation is planned for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Shrine of Remembrance Chapel in Colorado Springs. A vigil service will follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 8755 Scarborough Drive in Colorado Springs.Graveside services with full Army honors will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. The family and friends will return to St. Gabriel’s Fellowship Hall.
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