Memorial fund is up for Stinson Airport tragedy hero Schustek

Greetings, fellow route-roadies!  You’ll be glad to hear that the Bruno Schustek Memorial Fund is up and running.  The forgotten hero of the Stinson Airport tragedy of July 6, 1930 is buried in an unmarked grave, and we’d like to change that.  Kudos to my colleague Joe Kubal for getting the deed done and to Keith Yearman for nagging us until Joe got going at Chase Bank.  With any luck, perhaps we can get a headstone ready in time for next year’s anniversary.

Bruno F.  Schustek

Bruno F. Schustek

We can’t do credit or debit cards, unfortunately, because arranging for that actually costs money (same goes with Paypal), and we’re trying to direct every penny we collect toward the cost of the grave marker.  So: make your checks and money orders payable to the Bruno Schustek Memorial Fund and send to:

Bruno Schustek Memorial Fund
30 West 600 Sunrise Road
Naperville, IL 60563

We’re also trying to publicize this to avation clubs throughout northern Illinois and to other Route 66-related blogs, publications and organizations – so please, please pass the word along!  And we thank you for your support.

 
Until next time,
Marie

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