Danforth Loring

LORING, Danforth Oct 5, 1918 – Mar 18, 2014 Danforth “Dan” Loring was born October 5, 1918 in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Central High School. He was employed by Union Pacific Railroad from 1938 until joining the United States Army Air Corps in December, 1941. He served with the Air Corps until November, 1945, when he was released from active duty as a pilot with the rank of Major. During the Korean Conflict, he was again called to active duty, serving from April, 1950 through July, 1952. He retired with the permanent rank of Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He distinguished himself during his war service in World War II with General Chennault and the Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross twice, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal Twice, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Chinese Medal of Valor, and various combat Theatre Ribbons. Mr. Loring entered the insurance business in 1945 when he became associated with the Foster-Barker Company in Omaha, an association that was interrupted only by his active Air Force duty during the Korean conflict. He became a partner in the Company in 1963. In 1976, Foster-Barker merged with Fred. S. James and he served as President of Fred. S. James of Nebraska until his retirement in 1982. He was active in his Agent’s Association activities, serving as President of the Omaha Association of Insurance Agents, State National Director of the Nebraska Association for three years and was appointed to the Executive Committee of the National Association for a three year term in 1963. He served as Vice President and Chairman of the Board of the National Association in 1966 and was the only Nebraskan to be elected President of the National Association of Insurance Agents (now the IIAAB) in 1967. He was appointed to the Federal Advisory Board on riot Reinsurance by Secretary George Romney of HUD. He served in that capacity for three and one half years during the 1970s. Other civic interests of Mr. Loring included being past Chairman of the Board of the Junior Chamber of Commerce (JayCees), the Chamber of Commerce, the Air Force Association, the 14th Air Force (flying Tigers) Association, The American Legion, and Ducks Unlimited. He was also Assistant Scout Master and Scout Master of the Boy Scouts of America. He attended Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Omaha and served his church as vestryman, Junior and Senior Warden. His major hobbies were hunting and fishing, enjoying the family home, and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Dana) Loring, formerly of Columbia, South Carolina; two children, Dan Jr. (Alison) and Trina Sanabria, both of Omaha; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. SERVICES Saturday, March 22nd, at 11am at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 113 No. 18 St. in Omaha.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER Mortuaries and Crematories 7805 West Center Road Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-3900

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