Jerry Siebenmark
AIN Media Group senior editor Jerry Siebenmark. (Photo: Ian Whelan/AIN)

BJT Mourns Loss Of Colleague

Jerry Siebenmark flies west.

Business Jet Traveler is sad to report that contributing editor Jerry Siebenmark, 56, passed away on February 20.

Siebenmark grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, before joining the U.S. Air Force and serving at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. After his honorable discharge, he graduated from Wichita State University and spent 25 years as a journalist covering aviation and business beats, first for the Wichita Business Journal and then the Wichita Eagle.

Siebenmark joined BJT sister publication AIN in 2018, covering mainly business aviation news with a concentration on maintenance/MRO and charter/fractional topics from his office in Wichita. Despite struggling with cancer for more than three years, he remained a prolific writer at AIN.

“Jerry was a devoted husband, father, and friend and truly loved his work covering business aviation,” said BJT editor-in-chief Matt Thurber. “We will miss his crafty sense of humor and willingness to jump in feet first to help get the job done.”

Siebenmark is survived by his wife, Carri, and two adult children—son Cal and daughter Carli. Services will be held at College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita on Saturday at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to College Hill United Methodist Church in his memory.