Kenneth Warren BROTNOV

A native of Seattle, born January 16, 1935 to parents Kenneth O. and Mary (Hoyer) Brotnov, Warren complete his pre-flight and left from home to his new assignment on June 6, 2012. After attending Maple Leaf Grade School and Roosevelt High School ('53), he graduated from the U.W. in 1957 with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He earned his Masters Degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and faithfully served his country for 30 years in the Air Force.

During his military career, Warren flew B-47s in SAC, EC-47s in Vietnam, and test missions in the F-4, the F-111 and the B-1A at Edwards AFB in California. He was the first navigator to test fly in the B-1. He held the position of Director, B-1 Test Force from August 1984 until his retirement in July, 1987. Colonel Brotnov was a Master Navigator, accumulating over 4800 flying hours during his A.F. career.

He appreciated the challenge of a new assignment, loved to fly, swim, fish, boat, camp and snow ski. After his retirement, Warren volunteered with Operation: Sack Lunch, served breakfasts at DESC, and prepared lunches for Hunger Intervention Program (HIP). He enjoyed the lasting friendship of high school buddies and military friends, and their presence during this past month brought back many shared stories and memories.

Warren's ground support includes Jacquelyn, his high school sweetheart and wife of 57 years, sons John (Jenni), Jeff (Mariette), daughter Tara, and ten grandchildren, who brought him joy beyond measure.

Military Honors will be at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 S.E. 240th, Kent, WA at 1:15, Wednesday, June 27th. with a celebration of his life on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 N.E. 123rd., Seattle, where he served as an ordained elder and sang for many years in the Chancel choir.