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VOLKENANT, George Hugo
VOLKENANT, George Hugo of Palmdale, Calif., peacefully passed away on Feb. 17, 2014. He was born on Feb. 22, 1932 in St. Paul, Minn. George served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years and was later employed at Honeywell for 18 years during which time he worked on the 'Black Birds' YF-12/SR-7's. In 1978 he accepted a job with Lockheed ADP 'Skunk Works' where he continued working on the SR-71 along with the F117 and U2 programs. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years - Joan, his brother, his five children and three grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. A memorial was held at 1:30 pm, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 at the HOM Mortuary, 3150 East Palmdale Blvd.

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