Brian William Ames, 47, of Newtown, died unexpectedly on May 28. He was born on December 9, 1952, in Brockton, Mass.
He is survived by his parents, William F. and Rita (Leary) Ames of The Woodlands, Texas; his wife, Joy; his two sons, Robert C. Ames of Dallas, Tex., and Phillip A. Ames of Newtown; two sisters, Sharon Glett of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Kathryn Ames of Houston, Tex.; as well as an uncle, several aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Mr Ames graduated in 1971 from Glastonbury High School in Glastonbury, Conn., and embarked then upon a lifelong career in the field he loved: aviation maintenance. He began work in the aviation department at Tenneco, Inc., and he was the company’s chief inspector of quality assurance for their flight department when it closed in December 1999, ending his 23 years of service. In February of this year, Mr Ames joined Flight Services Group in Stratford as its Gulfstream program maintenance manager.
Mr Ames was a member of the Professional Aviation Mechanics Association (PAMA), and received the organization’s ATP Maintenance Technician of the Year Award in 1996. He was also technical advisor for a flying eye-care hospital program, Project Orbis DC-10 Airworthiness program, from 1994 to 1998.
During his ten years of living in The Woodlands, Tex., Mr Ames volunteered countless hours of his time to ORWALL, the local Little League organization.
Brian Ames will be remembered and missed as a friend and neighbor who could always be relied upon to help with any problem. Almost nothing was beyond the realm of his abilities to fix something, build something, or improve something. Be it mechanical, electronic, or computer, Mr Ames always had the knowledge, tools, and the willingness to help anyone who needed him.
Calling hours will be Friday, June 2, at Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street in Newtown, from 3 to 7 pm. A memorial service will follow at 7 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hawleyville Volunteer Fire Department, Newtown Ambulance Association, or Project Orbis.
The Newtown BeeÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â June 2, 2000