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Friday, March 30, 2012

WA/DL Capt. Kenneth L. Johnson









Kenneth Layne (Ken) Johnson (1932 - 2012)

Kenneth Layne (Ken) Johnson passed away quietly at his Palm Desert home on March 25, 2012 at the age of 79. Kenny, as he was affectionately called by his wife of 31 years, Sheryl Mills Johnson, was born on April 16, 1932 in Ogden, Utah to Vernal & Thelma Johnson. Ken is survived by his wife, Sheryl, six children, Nancy Whitlock, Utah, David K Johnson, Utah, Sandra Staub, North Carolina, Laura Cappelletti, Camarillo, Calif., Scott Mills, San Francisco and Kristin Mills, Maui, Hawaii. Also surviving are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. In addition, Ken leaves four sisters and two brothers. Son, Dennis Johnson, and two brothers predeceased him. After residing in Rancho Mirage, Calif., for 29 years, Sheryl and Ken recently moved to Palm Desert where Ken continued to be "The Captain of his own Ship!" Retiring as a Captain from Western Airlines in 1986 where he spent the previous 25 years, and prior to that with Hawaiian Airlines, Ken always prided himself with his love of the airways. With a twinkle in his China Blue eyes he would talk about his love of the US Navy, of which he entered in 1950 and where he attained AD3 (Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class) and the devout love of airplanes! Ken was honorably discharged from the US Navy, 1954, in San Ysidro, Calif. where he continued his Flight Instruction. Captain Ken's quick wit and total sense of humor will be missed on Thursday mornings by his wingmen at the Old Bold Pilots Club, as well as his innumerable friends at the Palm Springs
Published in The Desert Sun on April 3, 2012



~ IN MEMORY ~ 
Captain Kenneth Layne Johnson
1932 ~ 2012
Word has been received of the passing of WA/DL pilot Captain Ken Johnson.  Born at Ogden, Utah on April 16, 1932 Kenneth Layne Johnson was 79 years of age at the time of his passing March 25, 2012.  Ken hired on with Western 02-24-1961 and was based LAX.  Ken had been battling cancer for some time now and had recently been under the care of hospice.  He is survived by his wife Sheryl.  Personal condolences may be sent to Ken’s family at the home address
78309 Melody Lane , Palm Desert, CA 92211-1822  ...  (760) 346-5573
Arrangements are pending and will be advised when known.
Thank you,
Carol 
From: Dick Deeds Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 4:43 PM     Subject: Passing of WAL/DAL Captain Ken Johnson
It is with sorrow that I pass along this info on a good friends passing.
Dick


Hi Dick,
It is with a heavy heart that I write that Kenny passed into the arms of Our Lord on March 25, 2012.  More information will follow. 
Sincerely,
Sheryl Johnson
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From: Dick Deeds    Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2012 1:21 PM     Subject: Ken Johnson
From the Wallybird
I received the following message from Sheryl Johnson, Ken Johnson's wife.

Hi Dick. How do I post a message about my husband, Ken Johnson, hired
on with WAL in 1961? He has been in Hospice Care since November. He
has fought a long battle with cancer for almost 8 years and now in the
last stages. Please pray for him for God to take him West and to the
big piano bar in the sky. With love, Sheryl Johnson

I'm sure Sheryl and Ken would appreciate and messages or cards at this
time. Their information is:
Address:
Sheryl & Ken Johnson
78309 Melody Lane
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Email:
kjohn82646@aol.comDick
Elks Club where he enjoyed "cutting the rug". Along with his love of flying and dancing, Kenny was an avid golfer, fisherman, tennis player - all of these led him to the outdoors of which he totally enjoyed. Sheryl has asked in lieu of flowers donations be made to Odyssey Hospice, 71-777 San Jacinto St. Suite 102, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 for the kind and loving care they consistently gave during Ken's valiant fight against cancer. Services are private.

DL dispatcher Allen B. Epps

Word has reached us that retired Delta Air Lines dispatcher Allen Epps has passed away.  Born December 31, 1920 Allen B. Epps was 91 years of age at the time of his passing March 9, 2012.  I have not seen a complete obituary but I believe Allen was born/raised in Mississippi.  On March 27, 1944 Allen enlisted in the service and was a WWII veteran.  Allen hired on with Delta in June 1957.  I believe Allen was preceded in death by wife Joreine in July of 2005.  Survived by extended family members, personal condolences may be sent to the family c/o Allen’s niece Libby Cassidy, 
2929 Canton Chase Drive ,  Marietta, GA 30062-2676.  Arrangements are being handled by Roswell Funeral Home.
Thank you,
~ Carol Faulkner, PCN death notice communicator
death@pilotcommunication.net  
From: Rocky Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 6:46 AM   Subject: Allen Epps
Hank Wilmont has called to let us know that retired dispatcher Allen Epps died on March 9.
Condolences to his niece, Libby Cassidy
292 Canton Chase Dr
Marietta GA 30062.

http://www.northfulton.com/Obituary-46847.114126-Allen-Epps-of-Marietta.html

Allen Epps, of Marietta

Died: Friday, March 09, 2012
Age: 91

Allen Epps, 91, of Marietta, passed away March 9, 2012. Arrangements by Roswell Funeral Home.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

NWA Capt. Carlton H. C. Hall

Notification of the passing of NWA pilot Captain Carlton Hall.  Born January 13, 1949 Carlton Harvey Cornelius Hall was 63 years of age at the time of his passing March 24, 2012.  Captain Hall hired on with Northwest 06-17-1985.  Survived by his wife Vicky personal condolences may be sent to
8970 Meadow Creek Drive , Shreveport, LA 71129-9724 ..... (318) 938-7235
Captain Carlton Harvey Cornelius Hall

SHREVEPORT, LA - Carlton Harvey Cornelius Hall, 63, of Shreveport, LA passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012 after bravely fighting a short battle with cancer.
Visitation was held at Osborn Funeral Home on Monday, March 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27 at Broadmoor Baptist Church,
with Dr. Tom Harrison officiating.
Carlton was born in Louisville, KY and was a resident of Shreveport, LA, for more than 35 years. He was an active member of Broadmoor Baptist Church and the Steadfast Sunday School Class. He sang in the choir as well as the Good News Quartet. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Professional Aviation in 1973, where he met his lovely wife, Vicky, while they were both members of the LA Tech Skydiving team. He was a commercial airline pilot for more than 30 years and retired as Captain from Northwest Airlines. His hobbies were hunting, fishing and restoring classic cars.

Carlton was preceded in death by his parents, Reverend George Milton Hall and Donna Bonnett Hall, and one brother, George Milton Carlton Hall. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Vicky Colvin Hall, and three children, Heather Hall Vescovo and husband, Stephen of Memphis, TN, Carlton Harvey Cornelius Hall, Jr. (Neil) of Shreveport, LA, and Josef Scott Colvin Hall of Calhoun, LA, two grandchildren, the lights of his life- Lilliana and Trace Vescovo, two sisters, Catherine Hall DalNogare and husband Tony of Kalispell, MT, and Alisa Hall Hutchins and husband Robert of Hull, GA, and several nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were Danny Bozeman, Gus Butterfield, Jetson Allen, Cliff Ogden, Paul Flores and Jeff Watson.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Broadmoor Baptist Church Mission Ministry or Broadmoor Baptist Church Music Ministry or your favorite Cancer Research Charity, will be appreciated.

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Published in Shreveport Times on March 27, 2012


Friday, March 23, 2012

NEA/PAA/DL Capt. Gray B. Newman

Notification of the passing of WWII veteran and retired NEA/PAA/DL pilot Captain Gray Newman, age 92. 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at  http://www.mcdonaldfs.com/_mgxroot/page_10777.php?task=Current&listing=All 

Gray B. Newman

  • June 4, 1919 - February 4, 2012
  • Peabody, Massachusetts
  • Hire date 11-04-1942
  • WWII veteran , enlisted January 19, 1944
Name:Gray B. Newman
State of Issue: Delaware
Date of Birth:Wednesday  June  04, 1919
Date of Death:Saturday  February  04, 2012
Age at Death:92 years, 8 months


Gray B. Newman , 92, of Peabody and formerly of Wakefield died on Saturday February 4 at the Renaissance Gardens in Peabody. Born in Penns Grove, NJ on June 4, 1919 the son of the late Joseph E. and Mabel (Bowen) Newman. Mr. Newman was a raised and educated in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and had been a Wakefield resident for since 1945. A the age of 17 he earned a commercial pilots license and went on to be a pilot for Northeast and Pan American Airlines and eventually retired from Delta Airlines. In 1968 Mr. Newman made world wide news when his Delta Aircraft was hijacked to Cuba by 3 Cuban nationals on a flight that originated in Boston. He was also a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp. Transport Command. He was a member of the Private Pilots Association and a Charter member of the Quannapowitt Yacht Club. Mr. Newman was the husband of the late Marjorie (Murray). He was the father of Deborah N. Stallworth and her husband Carlton Wattie of Atlanta, GA, Jonathan G. Newman and his wife Sherry of Hope Valley, RI and Christopher G. Newman and his wife Deborah of Wakefield . He was the brother of the late Margaret Haas. He is also survived by his grandchildren Rachel, Rebecca, Adam, Joshua, Elizabeth, Timothy and Benjamin Newman and his great grandson Tyler. A Memorial Service will be held at the Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer St., Lynnfield on Thursday at 10 a.m. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave. Wakefield on Wednesday from 4 – 8 P.M. Private interment will be held at the Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield. Memorial contributions may be made to the North East Animal Shelter 347 Highland Ave. Salem, MA 01970.
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wife Marjorie:
Name: Marjorie M. Newman
State of Issue:  Massachusetts
Date of Birth: Wednesday  December  24, 1924
Date of Death: Friday  April  07, 2000
Age at Death: 75 years, 3 months, 14 days

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

DL Capt. John I. Ashbaugh Jr.



Belated notification of the passing of Marine Corps WWII veteran and retired DL pilot Captain John Ashbaugh.  Born May 13, 1921 John Isaac Ashbaugh Jr. was 90 years of age at the time of his passing September 9, 2011.  John hired on with Delta 12-31-1950 and was based DFW.
The last known address for Captain Ashbaugh was  21843 Carter Road , Winslow, AR 72959-9021.  I believe family members can still be reached at that address, or daughter Elizabeth at 155 Westwood Ave., West Fork, AR 72774-2627

                                          ~ IN MEMORY ~
                            CAPT. JOHN I. ASHBAUGH JR.
                                              1921 ~ 2011

John Isaac Ashbaugh: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Springdale Morning News (AR) - September 14, 2011

WINSLOW - John Isaac Ashbaugh, 90, of Winslow, Ark., passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at his home. He was born May 13, 1921, in Washington, D.C., to John Isaac Ashbaugh and Ruth (Padgett) Ashbaugh.

John joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 and served as a pilot during World War II. He remained in the Marine Corps Reserve and retired in 1971 as a lieutenant colonel.
John was a pilot for Delta Airlines for 23 years.
He lived in Georgia, Texas, and retired to Winslow, Ark., to raise Morgan horses and Jersey cows. He had a wide array of interests including animals, shopping, collecting, reading, gardening and wood carving.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Frank and Alec Ashbaugh and Mary Ashbaugh Bobo; by his granddaughter, Cherie Michelle Vanlandingham; and grandson, Jeb Stuart Ashbaugh.
He is survived by three sons, John Isaac Ashbaugh of Mount Pleasant, N.C., Russell George Ashbaugh of Concord, N.C., and John Marc Ashbaugh of Winslow, Ark.; three daughters, Sherry Allene Blondeau of Senoia, Ga., Ruth Ashbaugh Covin of Flower Mound, Texas, and Elizabeth Jolley Ashbaugh of West Fork, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
To sign the online guest book, please visit http://www.nelsonberna.com/   
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory of Fayetteville.
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Name: John I. Ashbaugh
State of Issue:  Georgia
Date of Birth: Friday  May  13, 1921
Date of Death: Friday  September  09, 2011
Age at Death: 90 years, 3 months, 27 days
Last known residence:    Winslow, Arkansas


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

WA/DL Capt. Clifford E. 'Gene' Timmons

Capt. Clifford E. 'Gene' Timmons, 1944~2012

Word has been received of the passing of WA/DL pilot Captain Gene Timmons.  Born in California on December 11, 1944 Clifford Eugene Timmons was 67 years of age at the time of his passing March 15, 2012.  Gene hired on with Western 07-05-1977 and was based SLC.  Gene is survived by his wife Barbara.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://woodriverchapel.frontrunnerpro.com/runtime/88951/ 
Please email any memories, stories or photos you have of Gene to the family through: remembergene@gmail.com
Arrangements are being handled by Wood River Chapel, (208) 788-2244, 403 North Main St., Hailey, ID 83333


 Obituary for Clifford Timmons
Gene Timmons jumped on the last chairlift searching for eternal skiing on March 15th, 2012.

Born on December 11, 1944 in Indio, California to John Junior Timmons and Edna Fern Parker, Gene grew up with a passion for the mountains from a young age. Spending his days at Mt. Waterman and Mammoth Mountain, he taught himself to ski and later became a skiing and ski-racing fanatic. Living and training in Mammoth, California, allowed him to travel around the country to Sun Valley, Utah, Colorado and many other fantastic skiing destinations. He graduated from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah with a Bachelor of Arts in History and as a top member of their Alpine Ski Team. In 1968 he joined the Naval Reserve with a request to move to active duty immediately and in 1970 he received his wings as a Naval Aviator in the single seat attack fighter jet, the A-7E. This is the airplane he would successfully fly 120 combat missions in over North Vietnam off of the USS Coral Sea aircraft carrier. Returning stateside in 1972, he turned his focus back to his true passion of skiing and mountaineering while still maintaining his love for flying. During this time he operated his own private charter business out of Sun Valley and was later hired by Western Air Lines in July of 1977. He continued to fly for Western and Delta Air Lines until his retirement as a Captain on the 757 and 767 in 2004. He continued to ski race around the world through the National Airline Ski Federation and the Masters Ski Racing Association, where he was an active member and had many close friends and competitors.

In September of 1980, surrounded by family and friends, he married Barbara O'Sullivan in Sacramento, California. Together they moved from Frisco, Colorado, where he was flying with the Colorado National Guard, Western Airlines and running the ski-racing program at Copper Mountain, to Park City, Utah. Here in Park City his daughter Stacey Alexandra was born in 1983 and his son Kristian Marc was born in 1987. His greatest adventure was just beginning. He continued his military flying career with the Air National Guard, as well as his professional flying career with Delta Air Lines, but spending time with his family was his new true passion. With his family by his side, he created a life filled with memories by skiing, cycling and traveling around the world. He climbed and skied the Haute Route spanning from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland. He competed and placed several times at the Huntsman World Senior Games, rode the Tour of the California Alps twice with his son Kristian, conquered the Alpe d'Huez, the Sella Ronda, the Grossglockner and 18 other challenging and renowned European mountain passes within 5 different countries. Most recently he spent the winter months in Kirchberg Austria skiing and loving life in the Alps with his wife Barbara. When not cycling and skiing, he spent many relaxing and scenic months with family and friends at his "Home away from Home" and where his heart truly was- “Himmelbauer” in Obervellach Austria.

He touched the lives of all who knew him through his integrity, love of life, sense of humor and passionate personality. He truly lived in every moment. He will be so greatly missed.

His legacy lives on through his wife of 32 years Barbara, his daughter Stacey and her husband Josh, his son Kristian, sister Cheryl and his Aunt and Uncle Marie and George Cook, as well as his extended O'Sullivan Family.

There will be a Memorial Mass Service held at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Ketchum on Friday, March 23rd at 11am with a reception immediately following. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation in Gene's name to the Livestrong Foundation. www.livestrong.org/Donate/Giving-Options/Gifts-in-Honor-or-Memory

Please email any memories, stories or photos you have of Gene to the family through: remembergene@gmail.com  


From: Dick Deeds   Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 10:30 AM
Subject: Passing of WAL/DAL Captain Gene Timmons
Thanks to Captain Mark Higgins for this sad information.
Dick

Captain Gene Timmons, WAL / DAL passed away March 15, 2012.
Here is the link.

http://woodriverchapel.frontrunnerpro.com/runtime/88951/runtime.php?SiteId=88951&NavigatorId=320395&op=tributeObituary&viewOpt=dpaneOnly&ItemId=1156755&LinkId=221

Regards,
Mark Higgins

NEA/DL Capt. Parker F. 'Pinky Schofield

          ~ IN MEMORY ~
Captain Parker F. ‘Pinky’ Schofield  
              1917 ~ 2012


Word has been received of the passing of Army Air Corps WWII veteran, Delta Pioneer and Delta Golden Wings member, retired NEA/DL pilot Captain Parker F. ‘Pinky’ Schofield.  Born February 4, 1917 at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Parker Fall Schofield was 95 years of age at the time of his passing March 14, 2012.  Captain Schofield hired on with Northeast 05-20-1941 and retired with Delta in 1977 at the mandatory age of 60.   Parker Fall Schofield and Nancy Ann Ordway were married June 28, 1941 at the Unitarian Church, Cohasset, Norfolk County, MA.  Captain Schofield’s wife Nancy passed away in 2005. 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit
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PARKER F. SCHOFIELD Parker F. Schofield, 95, passed peacefully on to join his beloved wife of sixty five years, Nancy O. Schofield, on March 14, 2012. Captain Schofield flew for the Army Air Corps during World War II and retired in 1977 from a career as a pilot with Delta Airlines. He was one of those rare individuals skilled with his hands as well as his mind. During and following his airline career, Mr. Schofield ran a construction company in Massachusetts, worked as an attorney, and for two years, was Director of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization's training center in Beirut, Lebanon. He is survived by one son, one daughter, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, all of whom loved him dearly. "In times of doubt, Grandpa, we will sorely miss your wise counsel. We will forever cherish rich memories of your humor, your generosity, and your trademark random acts of kindness. Rest in Peace." To express condolences and/or make donations visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
Published in The Palm Beach Post from March 18 to March 25, 2012.


WA/DL Capt. Norm Heuvel


Word has been received of the passing of WA/DL pilot Captain Norman Lee Heuvel, age 75.  Norm hired on with Western 01-09-1967 and was based SEA.   Survived by his wife Mary personal condolences may be sent to the family at
  14723 SE 263rd St.,   Kent  WA 98042-8116   ...   (253) 631-0159
To sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at  http://obit.marlattfuneralhome.com/obitdisplay.html?id=1042739 
                                             ~ IN MEMORY ~

Norman Lee Heuvel

Born in Boise, Idaho on May 18, 1936
Departed on Mar. 14, 2012 and resided in Kent, WA.
Service:Thursday, Mar. 22, 2012
11:00 am
Cemetery:Tahoma National Cemetery

~ Thank you,
Carol
From: Dick Deeds   Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 6:43 PM
Subject:  Norm Huevel
Thanks to Captain Dave Barber for this sad information.
Dick
Our friend and pilot Norm Huevel passed away March 14th.  The funeral will be on March 22nd at 11.00 am. 
It will be held at St. John the Baptist Church in Covington, Washington.  Address is 25810 156th Ave SE
Interment will be at the Tahoma National Cemetery following the service.  
Dave Barber


PAA/DL Capt. Stuart 'Stu' O'Brien

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Stuart-O%60brien&lc=1009&pid=156584873&uuid=18432062-f13d-4967-8b6e-20b2b60c5f57
              ~ In Memory ~
         Stuart Allen O`Brien
August 9, 1939 - March 11, 2012

Word has been received of the passing of PAA/DL pilot Captain Stu O’Brien, age 72.  Captain O’Brien hired on with Pan Am 10-10-1966.
Survived by his wife Helena personal condolences may be sent to the O’Brien family at 2000 Tulip Grove Court, Henderson NV 89052-6977
Daughter Michelle writes that a memorial service will be held for her father at a future date.
Arrangements under the direction of Palm Eastern Mortuary, Las Vegas, NV.
Graveside ServiceFriday, March 23, 2012
10:40 AM
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery

Please forgive my limited obituary information. As we hear more news we will be sure to pass it along.
~ Thank you,
Carol



-------Original Message-------
From:
Date:
Subject:
Former Pan Am and Delta pilot

Hello dear friends and family~

This letter is to inform you that my Dad (Stu O'Brien) has passed away. He had a long battle with 5 different types of cancer in the last 12 years...but this last one( small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma) was extremely aggressive. He fought bravely and strongly. He chose to discontinue chemo just over a week ago because it wasn't helping. He then went on hospice....and was at home as he wanted. My brother Greg and I were holding his hands as he gently passed away last night at 9:37 pm. He will be missed every moment of our lives from here on out...and we look forward to be reunited with him in the kingdom of heaven. Unfortunately, we also had an additional horrible turn of events yesterday morning. My mother was sitting at her desk when she told me she didn't feel well.. and I had to call 911 due to her blood pressure being extremely high. They did an angiogram and discovered she has 4-5 blockages in her heart at 80-90%...so she is going to be having a Coronary artery bypass graft...either this morning or tomorrow. She has been my father's primary caregiver, till I arrived 3 weeks ago...so the stress has been a lot for her. I'm thankful they discovered it, and we will now take measures to preserve her life. Please come along side our family and pray for her. As you can see we will be unable to have a memorial service for my dad right away. Please forgive and understand it will need to be delayed until my mother has recovered and is able to be there also. We will contact you once a date has been set.
So please...have a toast today in my Dad's honor and know he "will be seeing you" as one of his buddies put it.

Much Love,

Michelle O'Brien-Gustin
The New Journey for Stu O'Brien
3/14/2012 11:59:17 AM
M. L. Shettle

 

NWA pilot Capt. Simeon R. 'Sam' Korth

Word has been received of the passing of NWA retired pilot Captain
Simeon R. “Sam” Korth, age 80.
To view the online obituary please visit
http://www.hartington.net/obituaries/obituary-simeon-r-sam-korth/

Thank you,
~ Carol Faulkner, PCN death notice communicator 
death@pilotcommunication.net    

Mesa, Ariz. — Simeon R. “Sam” Korth, 80, Mesa, Ariz., died Feb. 25, 2012, at his home in Mesa, Arizona.
Visitation was March 2 at St. Jane Frances deChantal Catholic Church, Randolph, with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m., at St. Jane Frances deChantal Catholic Church, Randolph.
Memorial services were at 10:30 a.m., March 3, at St. Jane Frances deChantel Catholic Church, Randolph, with Rev. Michael J. Swanton officiating.
Inurnment will be in St. Frances Cemetery, Randolph, with Military Rites by American Legion Post #113 and Alvin-Kessler Post #5545, Randolph.
Casket bearers will be Gina Hamilton, Emily Korth and Luke Korth.
Honorary casket bearers will be all of Sam’s nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of Stonacek Memorial Chapel, Osmond.

Sam was born Dec. 11, 1931, on the family farm northwest of Randolph. He attended and graduated from St. Frances High School as Salutatorian.
Sam served in the U.S. Air Force Jan. 9, 1951-Jan. 8, 1955, during the Korean War and was honorably discharged four years later. After serving his country, he attended college at Boulder, Colo. After college, he was an air traffic controller in several states.

He then became a pilot for a number of airlines, retiring after a long career with Northwest Airlines. (Repubic, Hughes Airwest)
Sam was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Mesa, Ariz., and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. After he retired, he was very active as a member of the Confederate Air Force rebuilding and flying restored WWII bombers through out the United States. His favorite plane was the B17. Sam was well known as a skilled and respected pilot.
Sam is survived by his sister-in-law, Gen Korth, Randolph; nieces and nephews, Anne and husband, Roger Morris, Fargo, N.D.; Bob Korth, Grand Forks, N.D.; Jack and wife, Lori Korth, Randolph,; Mary and husband, Dan Pick, Hartington; Sharon and husband Tim Leader, Norfolk; Debbie and husband, Gerard Arens, Bow Valley; Julie and husband, Brian Arens, Pierce; Michele and husband, Al Arens, Fordyce; Roger Korth, Delhi, Calif.; Terry Korth, San Jose, Calif.; Todd Kort, California; Krissy and husband, Ray Leglu, San Jose, Calif.; 30 great-neices and -nephews; and 22 great-great-neices and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Don and Ted.

http://www.hartington.net/obituaries/obituary-simeon-r-sam-korth/

Sam's ashes have been buried next to his father and mother in Randolph, NE at 1030 on Saturday, 3 March. Burial in NE is in accordance with Sam's instructions.

The CAF will have a celebration of life for Sam at the CAF Hangar at Falcon Field, Mesa, AZ on April 1st.   I will ascertain the times and let you know.  (From Charlie Mann...rd)

     










Saturday, March 10, 2012

former DL Capt. John 'Jack' Higgins III

Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:28 AM   Pilot Communication Net
Subject:  Death of former DL pilot Capt. John 'Jack' Higgins III
Notification of the passing of Air Force veteran and former DL pilot John ‘Jack’ Higgins III , age near 67.
To view/sign the online guestbook and to view the family photo gallery please visit the funeral home website at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=John-Higgins&lc=1009&pid=156385911&uuid=8b9ec440-1ad4-4a1a-abb7-87f8da18122b&locale=en_US  
Thank you,
~ Carol Faulkner, PCN death notice communicator
death@pilotcommunication.net
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In Memory of

John Lee Higgins III

March 28, 1945 - March 6, 2012
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John Higgins III

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JOHN HIGGINS III John "Jack" Higgins III, 66, entrepreneur, loving husband, father, grandfather, and cancer survivor, of Henderson, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Jack served in the U.S. Air force, a captain For Delta Airlines, brokered jet airplanes, and owned ORIX Global, a successful telecommunications company in Las Vegas, before becoming a consultant and financier. Jack is survived by his loving partner, Debra Kalman; mother, Naomi; brothers, Michael and Bill; sisters, Kathryn and Christine; children, Jason, Eden, Travis, Lacey, Chance, Chase and Cole; and grandchildren, Riley, Skye, Isla, and Stormy; and unborn grandson. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday, March 11. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, March 12, both at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal from March 9 to March 10, 2012