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Albert G. Few Jr.

June 9, 1921 ~ June 29, 2021 (age 100)

Obituary

Albert G. Few Jr. died in Bradenton, FL, on June 29, 2021.

Albert was born in Bradenton, FL on June 9, 1921. Reared in commercial fishing Village of Cortez and was a winter visitor there from 1976 to 1998. He was a resident of Bradenton Westminster Towers since 1998. 

Graduated Bradenton High School in 1939 and attended Florida Southern College at Lakeland. He was a WWII decorated combat fighter pilot. Veteran of the United States Army Air Corps. In the air he flew over North Africa, Pantelleria, Sicily and Italy. Graduated from University of Alabama (Roll Tide) with a BS degree in aeronautical engineering. 

He was a past member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and was a FAA certified flight instructor in the general aviation community. Employed by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, VA. As an aeronautical research engineer from 1948 to 1956 he published numerous papers and research memorandums on the stability and performance characteristics of aircraft and missiles obtained from extensive wind tunnel investigations at subsonic and supersonic speeds. 

Retired in 1976 as a NASA supervisory aerospace engineer serving in most notable programs as SATURN APOLLO lunar launch vehicle and SPACE SHUTTLE vehicle aerodynamic design at the Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL under Dr. Von Braun. He was awarded the Marshall Center Director’s Commendation for outstanding leadership and dedicated service to the space shuttle aerodynamic design program. 

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bradenton and was a member of the Alabama Emmaus community.

Albert was predeceased in death by his first wife, Clara Elizabeth Makiu Few and his second wife, Ruth E. Tomichek Few.

He is survived by his son, William T. Few of Largo, FL; daughter, Elizabeth F. Booth as well as granddaughter, Camille and great-grandson, Henry Middleton of Jacksonville, FL.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 11:30AM to 12:30PM. Funeral Services will commence at 12:30PM. He will be laid to rest at 2:00PM at Manasota Memorial Park with final honors by the U.S. Air Force. 

In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to Tidewell Hospice or First United Methodist Church of Bradenton. 

 

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Services

Receiving of Friends
Friday
July 2, 2021

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Shannon Funeral Home and Creamation Services - Town Chapel
1015 14th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205

Funeral Service
Friday
July 2, 2021

12:30 PM
Shannon Funeral Home and Creamation Services - Town Chapel
1015 14th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205

Donations

Tidewell Hospice
5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238
Web: http://www.tidewellhospice.org/

First United Methodist Church of Bradenton
603 11th Street West, Bradenton FL 34205

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