August of 1973
|David Alan Inscore|
|Input provided by Bill Sever.|
|Dave died in a private plane crash in August of 1973. He, and a couple of local businessmen; Gladden Berger (father of Trudy - Class of '66 and Connie - Class of '70 I think.) and Fernie Del Valle (his son Fernie Jr. was in the Class of '67) and Fernie's 13 year old son were returning from a fishing trip when the accident happened. None survived.|
The following was a feature article in the August 27, 1973 edition of the Idahonian.
Moscow Crash Victims' Plane
The private plane that carried four Moscow residents to their deaths Thursday night apparently had begun to disintegrate in mid-air, the Associated Press said today. A National Transportation Safety Board investigator said the plane's left wing was found about 500 yards from the crash site near Eatonville, Wash., and part of the tail was discovered three-quarters of a mile away. Eatonville is about 30 miles south of Tacoma.
Funeral services for the four, David Inscore, 28, pilot; Fernando A. Del Valle Sr., 45; his son, Marc, 13, and Gladden F. Berger, 52, will be held Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Berger service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. John Koelsch officiating. Burial will be at Moscow Catholic Cemetery.
Rosary for De Valle and his son will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in St. Augustine's Chapel. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine's, with the revs. Andrew Schumacher, John Koelsch, and Urban Schmidt, officiating. Burial will follow in the Moscow Catholic Cemetery.
The Inscore service will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Short's Chapel with the Rev. James Dyson officiating. Cremation will follow.
The investigation of the crash is continuing and conclusions haven't been reached, said Steve Corrie, air safety investigator. Autopsies have been ordered on Inscore and his front seat passenger, Del Valle. The four were en route home from a fishing trip to Westport, Wash., and had last been hear from at Hoquiam, where the rented Piper Cherokee plane left late Thursday on it's way to Pullman-Moscow airport.
The crash site was discovered Saturday during a search of more that 3,000 square miles by dozens of volunteers.
Berger, who retired from the U.S. Navy in 1960, came to Moscow in 1961 as a car salesman. He worked in Pullman before joining Vergil Anderson in 1968 to form Anderson-Berger Toyota in Moscow.
He was born May 21, 1921, in Hastings, N.D., and married Alene Glover at Pullman, Aug. 15, 1946. He was a member of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and the Elks Lodge.
Survivors, in addition to his wife at the family home, 930 N. Grant, are two daughters, Connie, Moscow, and Mrs. Trudy Swanson, Spokane, and one son, Fred, Moscow; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Berger, Valley City, N.D., and a half sister, Marilynn Watiowitz.
The family suggests memorials to the Heart Fund or St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Fernando Arturo Del Valle Sr., was an 18 year resident of Moscow, owning and operating Fernie's Appliance. He was born May 9, 1928, at El Paso, Texas. He married Gloria Chaves Dec. 26, 1948. He was a member of the Catholic Church, the Elks, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce, Vandal Booster Century Club, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a World War II veteran.
Survivors, in addition to his wive at the home, 103 S. Howard, are three sons, Fernando Jr., San Jose, Calif.; Carlos, Boise, and Rudy, Moscow; two daughters, Candy Del Valle and Bilinda Hartman both of Moscow and two Brothers, H. Del Del Valle, Seattle, and Lauro Del Valle, El Paso.
The family suggests memorials to the Vandal Boosters.
Marc Jaime Del Valle, was born July 7, 1960 at Moscow. He was a member of the Catholic Church and would have entered the eighth grade at Moscow Junior High. He is survived by is mother, three brothers and two sisters.
David Alan Inscore, son of Mrs. Lillian Inscore and the late J. R. Inscore, was a graduate of Moscow High School and the University of Idaho with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He was born in Spokane, May 20, 1945, and was unmarried. He owned the Hillcrest Motel and was Business manager of the Royal Motor Inn.
In addition to flying, Inscore was active in local softball, bowling and golf. He was a licensed private pilot, a member of the Moscow Elks Lodge, Sigma Nu fraternity, Moscow Chamber of Commerce, and Vandal Boosters. His home was at 433 Paradise Drive.
A sister, Janet Inscore of Moscow, also survives.