Damon E. Bostick
1965 - 2016
Damon E. Bostick
formerly of Ayer; 51

AYER -- Damon E. Bostick, 51, of Shelton, CT, formerly of Ayer, died unexpectedly Friday, October 21, 2016, at Griffin Hospital, Derby, Connecticut.

Damon Bostick was a loving husband and father and was known by those he served with in the United States Army as a top notch pilot and mentor, having routinely performed at the top of his flight classes and assisting in training others.

Damon was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 6, 1965, the son of Robert A. Bostick Sr. and Sylvia C. (Peters) Smith and was a 1983 graduate of Ayer High School in Ayer, Massachusetts. He continued his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge before receiving both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida where he majored in Aeronautical Science. He later attended the United States Navy Test Pilot School, Class # 119, in Patuxent River, Maryland.

For over 20 years, Mr. Bostick served his country in the United States Army, serving in several conflicts and eventually earning the honor of becoming an experimental test pilot, retiring in April 2008 at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4. During his career in the United States Army, he moved frequently and was stationed in Fort Rucker and Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, Wiesbaden, Germany, Fort Drum, NY, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii and Patuxent River NAS, Maryland.

Following his retirement from the armed forces, Mr. Bostick was the owner/operator of Avis Car Rental Offices in Newington and West Hartford, Connecticut. He attended St. Lawrence Church in Shelton.

Mr. Bostick leaves his loving wife of 29 years, Lisa J. (Jordan) Bostick; a son, Samuel J. Bostick of Shelton, CT; his father and stepmother, Robert and Barbara Bostick Sr. of Dayton, Ohio; his mother and stepfather, Sylvia C. Smith and her husband, Retired Colonel Delmar L. Corbin of Ellenwood, Georgia; a brother, Robert A. Bostick Jr of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Robin C. (Dixon) Jones of New Orleans, LA; three stepbrothers, Steve Corbin of VA, Stanley Corbin, Kenneth Corbin of Atlanta, GA and a stepsister, DeLise Corbin of Atlanta, GA; and his brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Kristine Jordan of Fitchburg, MA, his sister-in-law Lea A. Jordan of Huntsville, AL and numerous nieces and nephews.

BOSTICK -- Calling hours will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 2nd at the Anderson Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Rd., Ayer. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia at a date to be later determined.

The Anderson Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Rd., Ayer is assisting the family with arrangements. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.

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Published in Lowell Sun on Oct. 30, 2016.
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November 7, 2016
Lisa our condolences to you and family on the passing of Damon.
The Sanford's,Thomas's,and Mickins cousins in Dayton Ohio
October 31, 2016
October 30, 2016
My deepest sympathy on your loss and may God comfort you during this difficult time ( John 11 : 25 ).
October 30, 2016

Lisa, So sorry to read about the passing of Damon. Our deepest sympathy to you, family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Remember Jesus' loving invitation at Matt. 11:28-30.
Davis Family
October 30, 2016
Thank you for your service Rest in peace
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