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a bad storm and landed at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His passengers had just deplaned when wind badly damaged the plane. His health was failing at that time but he helped get the wreck shipped by truck to Buffalo, New York for rebuilding. When the plane was ready he flew it to Chicago but was so ill on arrival that he had to be removed from the plane. He was taken to Prosbyterian Hospital where he remained until he passed away on November 13, 1932 of cancer, at age 37. He was survived by his wife, a son, his mother and a brother. His remains were returned to Ferncliff Cemetery, West Liberty, Ohio for burial. During the service a fly-over of military planes from Wright Field honored him. 
He was a Captain in the Air Service Reserves, a member of the Early Birds, QB's, Veteran of Foreign Wars and the Aero Club of Illinois. He was very proud of "The Trophy of the Wings of Peace" awarded him by the Interational League of Aviators for his world flight. 
As a matter of record ED. F. Schlee passed away in Detroit, Michigan on August 16, 1969 at age 81. 
Flying Pioneer, Early Bird William S. Brock served aviation for sixteen adventurous years of unusual flying activity. Expert pilot, instructor, and dealer, he was always a careful, cautious flyer, particular of his equipment, and had but a few minor accidents. He is a most noteworthy record of dedication to flying and aviation development. His name will long be recorded in American aviation history.
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