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In Memory of
William Bruce "Bud" Field
October 28, 1946 - February 10, 2010

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Bud in the USMC-2 Bud in the USMC-1 Bud Field passed away on the afternoon of February 10, 2010, after fighting a long battle with cancer. At the time of his death, he had been the only Chapter President for VAA29. Since the age of 17 when he entered the Marines, he was able to help others, give back to the community and build lifelong relationships. He became a prosperous business man, which gave him the opportunity to travel the world. His passion for flying allowed him to accomplish his dream of opening an aviation company, Bud Field Aviation. His other hobbies included Bud in his Stearman trap shooting, riding motorcycles, restoring airplanes Bud in flight and above all else being with his friends and two daughters, Nikki and Angelina. Bud was able to achieve goals and create a world where the sky was only the beginning. He was a great father and an amazing friend and will be missed Bud relaxing deeply. In addition to his two daughters, Bud is survived by his father Ray Field, sisters Susan Shorey, Debbie Burns and Sharon Field, brothers Chris Field and William Burns, niece Ananda Shorey, and nephews Russell Shorey, Andrew Shorey and John Paul Burns.
On Saturday 2010-Feb-27, there was a 'Bud Field Life Celebration' held at Hayward Executive Airport in the hangar of Bud Field Aviation. Over 600 friends and family members were in attendance. Below are a few images from the event. Life Celebration 1 Life Celebration 2 Life Celebration 3 Life Celebration 4
Missing Man Formation performed in honor of Bud Field. Missing Man 1 Missing Man 2

(Photos courtesy: Ananda Shorey /

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