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Thursday, October 11, 2018

WA/DL Capt. James L. Barstow

WA/DL Capt. Jim Barstow
October 7, 1941 ~ August 7, 2018
Word has reached our group with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain James L Barstow, age 76.  Captain Barstow joined Western Airlines 06-05-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 2001, and was based 030/PDX at the time of his retirement.
         As requested by friends and family, we pass along this message:
Come join Sherri Barstow for a celebration of Jim Barstow’s amazing life. It
will be held at her home located at 4605 Gravelly Beach Road, Olympia, WA
98502. The date is Saturday, October 27th from 11:30 until 4:00. It is a
casual event. Beer, wine, and food will be provided. You should provide your
best Jim Barstow story.
        Please email Sherri at: Jimbarstow@comcast.net , or phone her at
360-866-7943. She will need a head count for the caterer. If you are unable
to attend, send Sherri a note about your favorite Jim Barstow story.
Should more information be received we will be sure to pass those updates along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Mills & Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park Obituary

James Barstow passed away on August 7, 2018. Funeral Home Services for James are being provided by Mills & Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park of Tumwater, WA.

Monday, October 8, 2018

NAL/PAA Capt. Edward H. Tegge

... from friends and colleagues.......this news with the passing of NAL/PAA pilot Capt. Ed Tegge, age 96 ........
to view/sign the online guestbook please visit https://www.oakhillfh.com/obituaries/Edward-Tegge/
                Thank you,
                    ~ Carol for the PCN 
NAL/PAA Captain Edward Harris Tegge
DOB Dec 22, 1921      DOH June 10, 1946      DOD Oct 4, 2018
US Navy WW II Veteran
Our thanks to Stan Barfield and Boo Grainger for notification of Ed's passing.
Edward Harris Tegge
December 22, 1921 - October 4, 2018
Obituary for Edward Harris Tegge
Edward Tegge, 96, of Rogersville, departed this life on Thursday, October 4, 2018, with his loving wife Sylvia by his side.
Edward was born on December 22, 1921 in Camden, New Jersey to the late Bruce Tegge and Mary Harris Cheeseman. He was a member of Rogersville Presbyterian Church, and he was a retired Airline Pilot having worked for National and Pan Am Airlines. Edward was a proud Veteran of the United States Navy having served his country during World War II.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Bruce Tegge and Carlton Tegge.
Those left to cherish Edward’s memory are his loving wife of 40 years, Sylvia Tegge; daughter, Rena Phillips (Dr. Hance); sons, Edward H. Tegge, Jr. (Sandra) and Ronald Dean Tegge (Maria); grandchildren, Wendy Gross (Danny), Jenny White (Tim), Karen Kreuzkamp (Doug), Heather Whitley (Alex) and Michelle Phillips.
The family will receive friends anytime at their residence.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the Rogersville Presbyterian Church, Rogersville, Tennessee with Rev. Rodney Norris officiating.
A Military Committal Service will follow and will be conducted by the Hawkins County Tennessee Post #21.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local Humane Society.
The care of Edward Harris Tegge and his family has been entrusted to the staff of Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services.
Memorial Service:  OCT 11. 11:00 AM

Rogersville Presbyterian Church, 309 W. Kyle St., Rogersville, TN, US, 37851

Thursday, October 4, 2018

NEA/DL Capt. Ronald A. Gargalowitz

USAF veteran, NEA/DL Capt. Ron Gargalowitz
December 04, 1934 - September 29, 2018
Notification with the passing of Northeast/Delta pilot Captain Ronald A. Gargalowitz, age 83.  Captain Gargalowitz began his commercial flying career with Northeast Airlines 01-17-1966 and retired with Delta Air Lines.  He is survived by his wife Carole, their children plus grand- and great grandchildren.
To view/sine the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at 
Visitation is planned for tomorrow October 5th from 4-8 PM at the Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence Street, Andover, MA. 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 6th at 10 AM, at St. Augustine's Church in Andover MA.  
For those wishing to send a personal note, condolences may be sent to the family at
6 Delphi Circle, Andover MA 01810-2230.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary............Ronald A. Gargalowitz
Ronald A. Gargalowitz, 83, of Andover, died Saturday, September 29, 2018 at home with his loving wife.
He was born December 4, 1934 in Newark, New Jersey to the late Alexander and Teresa (Sofian) Gargalowitz.
Ron grew up in Union, NJ, and graduated from Union NJ High School. He then joined the U.S. Air Force where he learned to fly, and was stationed in northern Africa. Upon returning home, he married Carole Barry and graduated from Embry-Riddle University. The young couple and their first child moved north and lived in Parkchester NY for several years to be close to extended family. He then began his career as a commercial airline pilot. With the addition of a second son and a daughter, the family moved to Fairfield, Conn. for three years. When Ron became based out of Logan airport in Boston, the family moved to Andover, where they have lived for the past 43 years. Ron flew for Delta Airlines for many years and flying was his passion. He also enjoyed golfing, cars, traveling, reading, good food, and tinkering with projects..
Most important to Ron was his family. He is survived by his loving wife Carole of 60 years, his sons, Mark, and wife ,Jean, Paul, and wife Mary, and his daughter, Christine Yoken and husband Craig. Grandchildren include Michael Gargalowitz, and wife, Laura, Michelle Kelly, and husband Kyle, Sarah Yoken and Andrew Yoken; great-grandchildren include Demetri Semel-Wells, Willow Kelly, and Lucy Gargalowitz. Ronald's sisters include Gladys Metzger and Barbara Simon, and her children Jennifer and Stephen.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence Street, Andover, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. in St. Augustine's Church in Andover. Burial will follow in West Parish Cemetery, Andover. For online condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com

Memorial contributions may be made to: Catholic Charities, St.Jude's Hospital for Children, or The Wounded Warrior Project.

DL Capt. John Paul Whitehead Jr.

DL Capt. Jay Whitehead
June 17, 1939 ~ September 27, 2018
Word has reached our group with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain John Paul ‘Jay’ Whitehead Jr., age 79.  Captain Whitehead joined Delta Air Lines 06-13-1966 and retired in 1999, based 030/ATL.  He is survived by his wife Joan, their children and grandchildren.  Please see the funeral home’s notice below, and to sign the online guestbook please visit:
For those wishing, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
4559 Cancello Grande Ave., Venice FL 34293-6082.
We understand that memorial services are planned but date is yet to be determined. 
A notice of services will be passed along when known.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary..........................John Paul "Jay" Whitehead, Jr.
John Paul "Jay" Whitehead, Jr. of Venice, Florida passed away on September 27, 2018. He is survived by his wife Joan Whitehead, his son John Paul Whitehead, III, his daughter Jayme Whitehead, his sister Lynne Hawthorne, his five grandchildren, and his niece and her family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.;
-----Original Message-----
From: Plato Rhyne Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2018 7:40 AM
Subject: John Paul Jay Whitehead, Jr. Online Obituary | Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Service
.....forwarding the obituary for Delta retiree Capt Jay Whitehead who passed away September 27 in Venice, FL. A memorial service will be arranged later and his wife, Joan, can be contacted at:
4559 Cancello Grande Ave.
Venice, FL 34293
941 496-8905
I am sad to have to pass this information to you.

Plato Rhyne

Monday, October 1, 2018

NWA Capt. Wilmer Patrick 'Pat' Reaves

USAF veteran, NWA Capt. Wilmer Patrick ‘Pat’ Reaves
June 6, 1936 ~ September 18, 2018

Notification with the passing of military veteran, ALPA rep and retired Northwest pilot Captain Pat Reaves, age 82.  Captain Reaves joined Northwest Airlines 03-11-1968.  Captain Reaves’ obituary and photo may be viewed online at https://kraftsussman.com/tribute/details/1689/Wilmer-Reaves/obituary.html 
Obituary below notes that Captain Reaves is survived by his wife Kathy, their children plus grand- and great grandchildren.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Wilmer Patrick "Pat" Reaves age 82, passed away at home surrounded by family and friends and his cat "Blue. On September 18, 2018 he went to be with his Lord and Savior after a long brave battle with lewy body dementia.
Born June 6, 1936 in Anniston, Alabama, Pat grew up in Birmingham, and served a highly decorated career in the U.S. Air Force earning many medals including the silver star, bronze star, and distinguished flying cross during the Vietnam War flying the RF 101 Voodoo aircraft. After completing his tour in Vietnam with 162 missions, Pat flew for Northwest Airlines as an international captain based out of Minneapolis, MN, and was a representative of ALPA.
Pat also lived in Tampa, Fl serving as president of Twin Branch Acres HOA and was a member of the mustang club of America, before returning to his home state of Alabama, where he published a family genealogy book comprised of 35 years of research. Pat had many hobbies and interests including, archeology, history, model trains, mustangs, motorcycles, and horses.
He was preceded in death by parents Richard and Annie Reaves, Sister Aileen, and Brother Joseph.
Pat is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Kathy, son William Patrick Reaves, daughters Shannon Dusek, Mercedes (Jim) Tierney, Mari (Rod) Cadwell, Kimberly Reaves; 9 grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Brandie, Natalie, Nicole, Noelle, Taton, Aubrey, Cotton; 2 great grandchildren, Skylar and Leo and many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to his long time loving caregiver, Latrice Franklin.
A visitation is for Pat is scheduled on October 2nd, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm with a funeral service to follow at 1:00 pm at Charter Funeral Home in Calera, Alabama. Pat will be laid to rest at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo on Tuesday, October 2nd, at 2:45 pm.

Memorials preferred to lewy body dementia Association.