On May 5, 2017 David Page passed away from natural causes at his home in Strongsville, OH. David was a commercial pilot with 30+ distinguished years serving primarily with Continental Airlines. Survivors include his wife, Vicki Page (nee Kepler); his brother, Mark Page of Little Compton, RI.; and his sister, Meg Page (Brad McIlvaine) of Rockville, MD.; his stepsons, TJ (Michele) Smith of Medway, MA., and Steven Smith of Fairbanks, AK.; as well as nieces, Keegan Page, Addison Page and Riley McIlvaine. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert "Wes" Page, Jr. in 2007; and his parents, Robert W. And Nancy Page (nee Eaton). The family will receive friends FROM 10 A.M. UNTIL THE TIME OF THE MEMORIAL SERVICE AT 11 A.M. ON TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017 AT THE HEMPEL FUNERAL HOME, 373 CLEVELAND AVE., AMHERST. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Cleveland Animal Protective League, 1729 Willey Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113

EAA Chapter 1252 Remembers Greg Hedglen, 85, passed away April 18, 2017.

Beloved husband of Joan for 60 years. Dear father of Mardy Flanagan(Robert), Shawn Heidinger(Craig),
Tracy Sabol(Richard) and the late Barton and Kerry. Brother of 5.

Proud U.S. Marine and Air Force Veteran.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heroes Harbor Hospice, 10701 E. Blvd., Cleveland OH 44106;
Please make check payable to: Dept. of Veteran Affairs Attention: Voluntary Services.


So sad to hear this news. Me Hedglen was a great person whose company I enjoyed. I remember fondly, him sharing stories about cars, planes and patriotism! Our prayers go out to Joan and the family.
Steve J

They were regulars at the Columbia H.S. seniors breakfast and he enjoyed talking about aviation and chapter 1252.
Sandy M

I fondly remember Greg as being rather quiet, but with a twinkle in his eye and eager to share stories with anyone who would take the time to say hi. He is missed.
Vicki K

July 9, 2015


Yesterday morning Jim Bede flew west. Jim’s contributions to our family at EAA Chapter 1252 will always be with us. We have been blessed to have him and have been touched dearly by his sense of humor, great story telling skills and his flirtatious behavior. He is and always will be Jim Bede.

Tears will be shed, stories will be told and memories will be shared. We will grieve and we will cry and as time passes we will laugh and remember. We all have a story about Jim. He touched our lives in a way that only Jim Bede could. That made us better and kept our passion for all things with wings alive.

Jim would eagerly share a joke with you to see you smile and has endured a lifetime of triumphs and tragedies. His sense of humor is what I will miss the most.
Jim Bede might arguably be the best aerospace engineer of his time, designing airplanes built for the future of mankind, far beyond the technology of yesterday and today. Jim Bede was also a great husband, father and best friend to anyone who was lucky enough to know him.
We will miss you on this earth and can only imagine what you’re building in heaven.

EAA Chapter 1252 will be hosting a memorial service at Discover Aviation Center on August 1st and celebrating his life in Oshkosh. We will share the details as they become available.
There is a cookout tonight at the Discover Aviation Center at KLPR. Please come and join us as we continue to celebrate aviation and all the people that make it possible, past and present. There might even be a little “smoke oil” to share.

Say Hi to Vic Fontana and Paul Poberezny…Jim Bede.

Paul Koziol