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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

DL Capt. Michael John Galbreath

USAF veteran, DL Capt. Michael John Galbreath
November 1, 1941 ~ June 7, 2020

Just received to our website, this notice with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Michael John Galbreath, age 78.  Captain Galbreath joined Delta Air Lines 09-12-1969 and retired with Delta in 2001, based 031/ATL.  He is survived by his wife Gail, his children and grandchildren, plus many more dear family members.
To view the obituary online and share your memories please visit
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the current mailing address as
32 Riverview Lane,  Dillard, GA 30537
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary…………Michael John Galbreath, 78, of Dillard, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Born November 1, 1941 and raised in Seattle, Washington, he attended the University of Washington, receiving his B.S. degree in political science. Upon graduation he entered the U.S. Air Force attaining the rank of captain as a B52 pilot. He later joined Delta Airlines, retiring as captain after 32 years of service. Upon retirement, Michael moved to Dillard, Georgia where he resided for the past 19 years.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Barbara and John Galbreath. He is survived by his wife Gail Zoellner Galbreath and her parents Earl and Clara Zoellner of Dillard, Georgia; his children Brad Galbreath, Traci Galbreath Howell and Jim Galbreath; his brother Pat Galbreath, and seven grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Michael’s memory to Rabun Paws4Life at https://www.rabunpaws4life.com/donate.html

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. An online Memorial Register Book is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com

Monday, June 29, 2020

DL Capt. Robert Franklin Hall

Navy veteran, DL Capt. Robert Franklin Hall
July 18, 1936 - June 28, 2020

Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Robert Franklin Hall, age 83.  Captain Hall joined Delta Air Lines 03-14-1966 and retired with Delta based Atlanta.  He is survived by his  wife Janell along with his children and grandchildren.  Note: online notice lists date of passing as 6/28/20…obituary says 6/27/20.
Obituary information is available online at
For those who may wish to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
900 Wilson Pike,  Brentwood, TN 37027
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary…………….. Robert Franklin Hall
Brentwood - Robert Franklin Hall, 83, died 06/27/2020. A resident of Brentwood & a retired Delta Airline pilot, he was one of the original wave investors—rehabbing properties on Music Row, Lockeland Springs & Historic Edgefield as well as promoting the revitalization of 5 Points in East Nashville in the late 1970's -1980's.

Born July 18, 1936 in Nashville to parents Kathryn Capley & Greye Hall. He absolutely loved East Nashville & East High School- Class of '54. Coincidentally, Bob Hall met his wife, Janell Glasgow-Hall, @The 1982 Lockeland Springs Christmas Tour of Homes and they both annually attended subsequent tours until his ill health 3 years ago.

Significantly, he adored his daughters!

A Navy veteran, he attended David Lipscomb & The University of Tennessee. He was a Delta Airlines pilot/captain for 32 years. Bob was a member of Brentwood United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: Janell Glasgow-Hall, Wife; daughters: Cindy (Rod) Reynolds; Kathyrn Hall & Laura Hall; Fred Hall, brother; sister Pat Williams; 4 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren & 2 nieces & a nephew. Visitation will be 10 a.m.- Noon Friday 7/3 with service @ Noon 7/3 @ Spring Hill Funeral Home—see full obituary @springhillfh.com.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

NWA Capt. Sigwulf ‘Sig’ Hermann

NWA Capt. Sigwulf ‘Sig’ Hermann
MARCH 3, 1940 – MAY 25, 2020

Word has reached our group with news of the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain Sigwulf Hermann, age 80.  Captain Hermann joined Northwest Airlines 02-03-1969.  A brief death notice is available online at
For those who may wish to send a personal note, whitepages lists the most current family address as
3000 W Hayes St.,  Seattle, WA 98199.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Sigwulf Hermann, age 80, of Seattle, Washington passed away on Monday May 25, 2020. Sigwulf was born March 3, 1940.
During our COVID-19 crisis, not being able to assemble and celebrate life or mourn a loss, we ask that fond memories and expressions of sympathy be shared at www.Evergreen-Washelli.com for the Hermann family.
Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home, 11111 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA.

NC/RC/NWA Capt. John "Jack" E. Engel

USAF veteran, NC/RC/NWA Capt. John "Jack" E. Engel
December 14, 1933 ~ March 19, 2020

Notification with the passing of retired North Central/Republic/Northwest Airlines pilot Captain John ‘Jack’ Elden Engel, age 86.  Captain Engel is survived by his wife Joanne, his children and his grandchildren. 
Obituary information may be viewed online at
For those who may wish to send a personal note, the family address is listed in whitepages as
 8201 Zenith Ave S.,  Minneapolis, MN 55431.
*Note….to the best of my knowledge, son Chris is also a pilot and flew for Delta.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Engel, John "Jack" E. age 86 of Bloomington, MN, passed away March 19, 2020. He was born to Elden and Loretta (Knauer) Engel on 12/14/33 in Rushford, MN. An alumnus of St. Thomas University, his participation in the ROTC program led to active service in the U.S. Air Force and the MN Air National Guard. Jack was hired as a pilot by North Central Airlines, eventually flying for Republic and Northwest Airlines. His passions in life included flying; fishing; golf; the MN Twins; but most importantly, spending time with family and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Patricia Bruchman. Survived by his wife of 64 years, Joanne; sons *Chris (Debbie) Engel and Chuck (Deb Weiss) Engel; grandsons Sean, Jeff, Jack and Brett; great grandchildren, Henry, Abby, Millie and Ella. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Richard's Catholic Church with Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

DL Capt. John M. Mills

Military veteran, DL Capt. John M. Mills
May 24, 1945 ~ June 25, 2020

Word has reached our group with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain John Marion Mills, age 75.  Captain Mills joined Delta Air Lines 09-25-1972 and was based Atlanta.  He is survived by his wife Marion as well as his children and grandchildren.
To view the obituary and share memories online please visit
Arrangements entrusted to H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel of Atlanta, GA. (404)2613510
For those who may wish to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
3780 Old Alabama Rd.,  Alpharetta, GA 30022.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary…………………MILLS, John M. 5/24/1945- 6/25/2020
Colonel John M. Mills, 75, of Alpharetta, GA, died on Thursday June 25, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on May 24, 1945 to the late Jesse and Marion Mills. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marion "Mare" Parke Mills, his children John Duhring Mills (Jenifer) and Jean Parke Wahl (Rob), and his grandchildren JohnHenry Parke Mills, Emily Jean Mills, Ashlyn Kallbreier Wahl, Borden Parke Wahl and Colin Mills Wahl, as well as a host of extended family members and friends who loved him. He was preceded in death by his loving son, Bryan Taylor Mills.
John graduated from the Georgia Military Academy and Georgia Tech in 1963 and 1967 respectively. He went on to serve his country as a proud member of the Marine Corps. Having served active duty as a fixed wing aviator from 1967 to 1972, he ultimately retired from the Marine Corps Reserves as a Colonel in 1990. John enjoyed a thirty plus year career as a distinguished Delta Pilot including serving as Manager of Domestic Flight Operations and as B-777 Chief Line Check Pilot. After retiring from his role as a pilot in 2005, he went on to serve as part of the Delta pilot acquisition team. He is fondly remembered by his colleagues for his intelligence and humor. He was a great mentor and a true gentleman.
John was resident of Atlanta and Alpharetta for most of his life. An active member of the Atlanta Athletic Club since 1981, he was an avid golfer and loving friend. John was also an active member of St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church. For John, family always came first. He enjoyed nothing more than a chaotic house full of his children and grandchildren. He was a devoted husband beyond compare. Between family, career, golf and friends, John squeezed every drop out of his seventy-five years on earth.
John will be interred at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in John's name to the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, 1762 Clifton Rd NE Suite 2400, Atlanta, GA 30322, winshipcancer.emory.edu