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Family Statement Regarding Service Arrangements for Capt. Eugene A. Cernan

The following is a statement released on the behalf of Gene Cernan’s family:
A funeral service for Capt. Eugene A. Cernan, who passed away Monday at the age of 82, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road in Houston.

NASA Television will provide pool video coverage of the service.

The family will gather for a private interment at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin at a later date, where full military honors will be rendered.

Donations can be made to:

1. Purdue University Libraries ADV #267A
Attn: Kathryn Dilworth
504 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058​
Checks may be made out to “Purdue Foundation”

2. Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc.
1750 Radford Blvd., Suite B
NAS Pensacola, FL 32508

3. Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
Mail Code ASF 1
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899


Bob Jacobs/ Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1600 /
Gwen Griffin / Melissa Wren
Cernan Family Media Contacts
281-300-4681 / 281-827-4269 /