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Monday, March 18, 2019

DL Capt. Richard Coleman Davis

DL Capt. Richard Coleman Davis
MAY 8, 1942 ~ MARCH 13, 2019 
This news has reached our website....word with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Richard Coleman Davis, age 76.  Captain Davis joined Delta Air Lines 01-29-1973 and retired with Delta in 2002, based ATL then 030/SLC at the time of his retirement.  He is survived by his wife Elaine....please see contact information below.
To share memories and condolences online please visit
Heritage Funeral & Cremation Services of Lafayette is handling arrangements.
Should more information be received we will be sure to pass it along.
                Thank you,
                    ~ Carol for the PCN 
 Sunday, March 17, 2019 .......rcvd at our Web Site 
Deceased full name  Richard C. Davis
 Date of Birth  05/08/42
 Date of Death  03/13/19
 Cause of death:  Glioblastoma
 Spouse  Elaine C. Davis
 Address:  1500 Aster Ct. , Superior  CO  80027 
Contact Name:  Elaine Davis  redavis07@me.com

 Phone  801-971-8803 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

NC/NWA Charles Edward ‘Dan’ Marx

Military veteran, NC/NWA Charles Edward ‘Dan’ Marx
NOVEMBER 22, 1926 ~ FEBRUARY 28, 2019 
Notification with the passing of retired North Central/Northwest pilot Captain Charles Edward Marx, age 92.  Captain Marx began his commercial flying career 06-05-1952.
To view the obituary online please visit  
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Arrangements were entrusted to Mattson Funeral & Cremation Service of Forest Lake, Minnesota.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 

Charles Edward (Dan) MARX of Scandia, MN met the Lord on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the age of 92 years old. He is now at peace with his wife, Margaret of 60 years. Dan was born November 22, 1926 to George and Evelyn Marx in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dan is survived by children, Matthew (Sue) Marx, Sandra (Robert) Maclean, Daniel (Linda) Marx and his three grandchildren, Michaela Maclean, Andrew Maclean and Sydney Kaye Marx. Dan was drafted into the Army and spent his military time in Bamberg Germany. Flying airplanes was his passion and he learned to fly at the age of sixteen. He was the youngest pilot hired in the second crew of commercial airline pilots for North Central working his way up to Captain of Northwest Airlines (now Delta). Dan was an avid hunter and loved spending time up north at the cabin with friends and family. Upon moving to Forest Lake with his young family, Dan started a hobby farm raising cattle and appaloosa horses. He became very involved in youth hockey and coached for many years. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 25402 Itasca Avenue, Forest Lake, MN. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Private family interment will be held in the spring at Elim Lutheran Cemetery, Scandia, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Christian Community Homes of Osceola, 2650 65th Avenue, Osceola, WI 54020. www.mattsonfuneralhome.com

former NWA pilot Jerry Vincent Marcinek

USAF veteran, former NWA pilot Jerry Vincent Marcinek
January 6, 1940 ~ February 28, 2019
Notification with the passing of former Northwest pilot Jerry Vincent Marcinek, age 79.  Jerry first joined Northwest Airlines 09-22-1969 and went on to fly for Eastern and Value Jet/Air Tran as noted in his obituary below.
To view Jerry’s obituary online please visit
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary.....................Jerry Vincent Marcinek,  Naples FL
Jerry Vincent Marcinek, retired pilot and boat captain passed away on February 28, 2019 at the age of 79, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
Jerry is survived by his devoted wife, Linda, his son, Tim Marcinek, and his two step-daughters, April May and Dodie Sullivan, spouse Mike, his grandchild, Bailey and his beloved dogs, Lucy and Petunia Pie.
Jerry was born, January 6, 1940, in East St. Louis, Missouri, to Mary and Vincent Marcinek. Jerry graduated from East St. Louis Sr.High School in 1958 and from there he attended Southern Illinois University where he graduated in 1963 with a degree in Clinical Psychology. Following his college career Jerry attended the United States Air Force Pilot Training Program from 1963-1964, and was stationed in Seattle, Washington where he flew transport to the Artic and Southeast Asia. In 1968-1969, Jerry was a combat pilot in Vietnam as an Air Liaison Officer, to Fifth Special Forces Unit, Kon Tom,
Province, Vietnam. Jerry was discharged honorably in 1970, with distinguished Flying Cross, Air Metal with numerous clusters, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and Silver Star. After Jerry was honorably discharged he was hired by Northwest Airlines in 1970 to jump start his career as a pilot. in 1971, Jerry flew with Eastern Airlines as a Flight Officer until 1991. In 1991, Jerry was asked to be a Start-Up Pilot with Value Jet which later became AirTran until retirement in 2000. In addition, to his love of flying, Jerry enjoyed many hobbies and interest, especially sailing, traveling, gardening, happy hour at 5:00 p.m. and working at West Marine. In-fact, Jerry received his U.S. Coast Guard Captain's license in 1998, which he put to use immersing himself in corporate charters, at Dinner Key Marina, Coconut Grove, FL. While at West Marine and chartering his sail boat, Jerry made many lifelong friends in Pensacola, FL at the Grand Lagoon Yacht Club, Coconut Grove, FL and in Naples. Jerry made a point of beginning his day, just being on the water if possible, watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee in hand and starting every morning fresh. Prior to his passing, Jerry was honored to be a participant of Collier County Honor Flight, Mission 14 on November 4, 2017. Jerry was thankful to all those who provided him with comfort, care and compassion at Moffitt and VITAS Hospice Unit.
In keeping with Jerry's wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Moffitt Cancer Research or Collier County Honor Flight.

Arrangements are in care of National Cremation and Burial Society.

WA/DL Capt. William ‘Bill’ Grimditch

USAF veteran, WA/DL Capt. William ‘Bill’ Grimditch
September 3, 1944 ~ February 8, 2019
Notification with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain William Henry Grimditch III, age 74.  Captain Grimditch joined Western Airlines 06-11-1973 and retired with Delta Air Lines, based SLC/030.  Captain Grimditch suffered an at home fall resulting in brain trauma, and those medical complications led to his passing.  He is survived by his wife Heidi plus many dear family members and friends.  To view the obituary online please visit
 Also at
CELEBRATION OF LIFE event:  Saturday, March 23rd at 2:00 PM
Mountains Edge Gym, 555 30th St., Boulder, CO.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN

Bill Grimditch was a man who brought his classic smile and sweet demeanor with him and shared that with everyone he met. Whether it was greeting people boarding his plane, showing kindness to the cashier at McDonalds, or his unwavering loyalty to his friends and family, Bill loved people. He was a connoisseur of fast food fish sandwiches, soft-serve ice cream, Coca-Cola, flan and conservative talk radio. He had the ability to talk politics in a light-hearted manner with the staunchest of Boulder liberals and somehow remain pals. Bill was a rare soul that will be deeply missed, yet his life history shows that he lived and loved to the fullest. Bill was born in Phoenix in 1944 to Bill Jr. (deceased) and Gioia (deceased). His childhood was spent in Phoenix, Hillsboro Beach, and Lake Placid, NY. Growing up, he was a gun toting, scuba diving, waterskiing wild man that drove way too fast, and managed to get thrown out of more than one school. Bill had numerous odd jobs like picking cotton in Phoenix, cutting new ski trails in Upstate, NY, driving a taxi cab in Miami, and teaching waterskiing in the summers. He would be the first to admit that he was not a stellar student but managed to earn a degree in Psychology from the University of Miami - by the skin of his teeth. A career in Psychology was not in his cards though. With the Vietnam War looming, Bill decided to join the Air Force and soon after asked his girlfriend, Heidi, to marry him. They married in Atlanta in '68 and moved to Del Rio, TX where he began pilot training. Bill was transferred to Rapid City and was shipped overseas to fly KC-135 refueling tankers during the Vietnam War. During this busy time, Bill and Heidi managed to own and operate a hotel in Deadwood, a former brothel, and have their first daughter, Lauren. Bill and his young family (and their cats) survived the devastating Rapid City flood of '72 thanks to his bravery and quick reactions (qualities that he was renowned for). Bill described joining the Air Force as one of the best decisions he ever made as it gave him a clear vision which led to a rewarding career as an airline pilot. In '73, he accepted a pilot position at Western Airlines, later Delta, and moved his family to Boulder where he lived the rest of life. During their time in Boulder, Bill and Heidi added Brent and Lleane to the family, and five grandchildren. He served on the Boards of the Lake Eldora Race Team and the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Bill loved Halloween and he entertained trick-or-treaters with his elaborate productions and costumes which became quite a neighborhood spectacle. He loved his family and tried to attend almost all his children's and grandchildren's events. As a grandfather, he and relished the opportunity take them to get soft-serve - even at 9 in the morning! In recent years, he worked at the Mountain's Edge Gym in Boulder where he greeted people at the front desk with that classic Bill smile and took seriously his duty to research the daily trivia stumper and gave his absolute best no matter the task. Bill was a classic gentleman in that he valued tradition and he demonstrated chivalry daily. He used words like "gal" and "mixed company" and said things like, "are you decent in there?" If he was eating at a table with "mixed company," he would stand up every time a gal would arrive or leave the table. Words to describe Bill are; loving, loyal, brave, humble, sweet, serving, honorable, humorous and driven. His family will be hosting a Celebration of Life for Bill at Mountains Edge Gym, 555 30th St. in Boulder on March 23, 2019 at 2:00PM, more info on Caring Bridge. We will all miss Bill so much but are thankful he is now free to move about the western sky, without an airplane!

C&S Verna Lee Stover Angel, widow of C&S/DL Capt. Paul H. Angel

Verna Lee Stover Angel, widow of C&S/DL Capt. Paul H. Angel
March 2, 1925 - March 3, 2019
Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member Verna Lee Angel, widow of C&S/Delta pilot Captain Paul Hildred Angel.  Verna Lee was 94 years of age at the time of her passing.  Captain Paul Angel was born October 2, 1923.  He joined Chicago & Southern 06-12-1951.  Captain Angel passed February 2, 2006....please see obituaries below.
To view Mrs. Angel’s obituary online please visit
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Memorial Services for Verna are planned for March 23rd, Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs, AR.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 - Verna Lee Stover Angel was born March 2, 1925 in England, Arkansas and she died in Monroe, Louisiana on March 3, 2019 at the age of 94. A memorial service will be held on March 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas where she will also be interred in the columbarium.
She was born in England, Arkansas and was raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Like both of her parents, Lee learned to fly. On completion of her first solo flight, her father had his mechanic remove the wooden propeller as a symbol of the event. It is still displayed today. Graduating from Hot Springs High, she attended Texas Women's College in Denton, TX. After college, Lee obtained her commercial pilot's license and worked for her father, John Stover, at Stover Aviation in all aspects of business. In those days, her nickname was Smokey. She met her future husband, Paul, when he came to Hot Springs to work as both mechanic and pilot for her father. Both would go on to work for Chicago and Southern (which merged into Delta Airlines), Lee as a ticket agent and Paul as a pilot. Through the years they lived in Memphis, Houston, New Orleans, Dallas, and Atlanta before retiring back to Hot Springs.
Lee was very proud to be part of a flying legacy. The four generations include her mother, father, husband, son, daughter, grandson, and granddaughter.
She went on to be a consummate hostess, entertaining family and friends wherever she lived. Lee loved serving others, especially her grandchildren. Although they traveled the world, Lee and Paul were happiest upon returning to their home, Mosswood, on Lake Hamilton.
Lee was a member of Delta Beta Sigma, P.E.O. Chapter BJ, Westminster Presbyterian Church, and the Westminster Presbyterian Women of the Church Lydia Circle.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Angel; and her parents, John Stover and Emily Mae Stover Offenstein.
She is survived by her son, John Angel and wife Laura; daughter Paula Napper and husband Marshall; step-daughter Pam Mackey and husband Wyatt; five grandchildren and their spouses: Jeff Bittle, Travis Napper and wife Brittany, Cole Napper and wife Rakshya, Emily Napper Cupp and husband Cody, Caitlin Angel Sunseri and husband Matthew; six great-grandchildren Brayden, Maddie and Bobby Bittle, Emory and Stover Napper, and Millie Terrell; half-sister Janice Holzer and husband Nick: and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend warm thanks to all of the wonderful employees at The Oaks' Eden Place and Ascend Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are made to the Alzheimer's Association or P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, https://donations.peointernational.org/ Specify Chapter BJ in Arkansas.
Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com
Obituary:  Paul Hildred Angel, 82
Sentinel-Record, The (Hot Springs, AR) - 
The memorial service for Paul Hildred Angel, 82, of Hot Springs who died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, will be 11 a.m. today in Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Stan Larson officiating.
Entombment will be at Westminster Presbyterian Columbarium.

Arrangements are by Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.