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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

WA/DL Capt. Gary Lee Coppess

~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL Capt. Gary Lee Coppess
October 29, 1937 ~ July 27, 2012
 
Gary was born/raised in Washington state and was a Navy veteran.  He hired on with Western 01-17-1966 and retired with Delta, based SLC.  Gary is survived by his wife Michelle Jean ‘Jeanne’ and his children.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
13631 N. Bittersweet Way,  Fountain Hills AZ 85268-3618. 
 
Daughter Brandie would like you to share the following Facebook link with the pilot group:   https://www.facebook.com/InMemoryOfGaryLeeCoppess
Friends and Family can post memories and share pictures of Gary throughout his life, and Gary’s family would love to have everyone contribute.
 
Facebook page reads:  This page is in memorial and honor of Gary Coppess who passed away on July 27, 2012. We will post the date and time of Memorial Service when it is determined. Please check back later. Feel free to post thoughts, photos or treasured memories of Gary.
        Founded on July 27
Gary Lee Coppess crossed to eternal life on July 27, 2012. Gary was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law and treasured friend. When dates and times of services are established, we will post it here. In the meantime, we welcome the posting of special thoughts and photographs from family and friends of Gary. Please let others know by linking them to this page.
 
Arrangements are pending and will be posted when details become known.
Thank you,
~ Carol
 
From: carol Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2012 10:57 PM
Subject: passing of WA/DL Capt. Gary Lee Coppess , age 74
 
~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL Capt. Gary Lee Coppess
October 29, 1937 ~ July 27, 2012
 

         
      
Sad news has reached us that our PHX friend Gary Coppess passed away Friday morning due to heart related issues.  Gary was born/raised in Washington state.  He hired on with Western 01-17-1966 and was based SLC.  Gary is survived by his wife Michelle Jean ‘Jeanie’ and his children Dawn, Robert, Jeffrey, Brandie, and Robin.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at 13631 N. Bittersweet Way,  Fountain Hills AZ 85268-3618.  I have not seen his obituary yet and arrangements are pending, but we will be sure to pass along that information when it becomes known.
Gary was one of those good guys, a well respected pilot and a good friend to many. 
He will surely be missed!
Thank you,
~ Carol
Frank 'n' Carol Ann (Legge Wichterman) Faulkner
CF/DOH 03-24-69/ret.11-01-02/MSP-PHX-SLC-PHX
FF/DOH 07-21-58/ret. 04-01-01/IDA-PIH-HNL-PHX
WA/DL& DL Pioneers Arizona Sun Catchers Chapter
480-345-2677 carol.n.frank@cox.net
2698 W. Bentrup St., Chandler, AZ 85224-1004

Donald B. Collins Jr., son of DL Capt. Don Collins Sr.

Donald B. Collins, Jr. 

(July 2, 1957 - July 24, 2012) 

Mr. Donald Banks Collins, Jr., age 55, of Williamson, passed away July 24, 2012. He was a licensed deep-sea diver and worked at Kroger and Atlas as a materials handler. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita Ledford Collins.

He is survived by his wife: Laurie Bryan Collins; step-daughter and husband: Shaina and Matthew Castellaw of Griffin; grandsons: Lawson and Landon Castellaw; father and step-mother: Donald B. and Billie Collins, Sr. of Williamson; brother and sister-in-law: Daniel and Michelle Collins of Forsyth; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Don and Betty Bryan of Sparta.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Donald B. Collins, Jr. Memorial Fund at any United Bank to be utilized by Pike County Youth Substance Abuse initiatives.


~ IN MEMORY ~

Donald Banks Collins Jr., son of DL Capt. Don Collins Sr.
News has reached us that Don Collins Jr., son of retired DL Capt. Don Collins Sr., passed away July 24, 2012.  Born I believe July 2, 1957, Donald Banks Collins Jr. was 55 years of age at the time of his passing.  Our information is limited but we understand that there will be a private memorial service for Don to be held at a later date.  Survived by his parents Billie and Capt. Don Collins Sr., personal condolences may be sent to the family at  
2066 Drew Allen Road ,
Williamson  GA 30292-3426   ...   (770) 567-3033
Should we receive further information, we will be sure to
post it on this blogspot.
Thank you,
~ Carol
http://www.pikecountygeorgia.com/archives/3191-Donald-B.-Collins-Jr..html

 

Donald B. Collins Jr.

NEA/DL Capt. Lucien 'Lou' Fradette

~ IN MEMORY ~
NEA/DL Capt. Lucien ‘Lou’ Fradette
October 27, 1925 ~ July 27, 2012
Army Air Corps veteran and retired NEA/DL Captain Lucien Albini Fradette was 86 years of age at the time of his passing July 27, 2012.   Captain Fradette hired on with Northeast 06-15-1953 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1985 and was MIA/ATL based with Delta.  To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
http://www.deefuneralhome.com/  Predeceased by his wife in 2006, wife Janet was a former NEA stewardess.   Captain Fradette most recently resided at  147 Indian Pipe Lane,   Concord  MA 01742-4719
 
Personal condolences may be sent to the family
c/o daughter Lee Anne:  Lee Anne Moehlenkamp
403 Main Street ,  Hingham  MA  02043-2859
 
 
Obituary 
Lucien Albini Fradette, 86, of Concord, died July 27, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife Janet and beloved son Curt and is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Sawyer of Boulder, Colorado and Lee Anne Moehlenkamp of Hingham, six grandchildren, Kaylee and Chase Pickett, Olivia and Hayden Sawyer, and Tucker and Boden Moehlenkamp. Lucien was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on October 27, 1925, spent his childhood in Lexington and moved to Concord as a young adult to raise his family. Lucien was a pioneer in aviation. As a school boy he dreamed of flying. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was deployed to Saipan near the end of World War II. The war ended before he was able to begin flight training but Lucien fulfilled his dream of flying by obtaining his pilots license through the GI bill in 1946. Luciens aviation career began with East Coast Aviation as a crop duster spraying farm crops from Nantucket to Maine in one of the original open cockpit Stearmans as well as in helicopters as the first commercial licensed helicopter pilot in Massachusetts in 1952. Lucien then began his distinguished career in the commercial airline industry with National Airlines followed by Northeast Airlines and Delta Air Lines. He became a captain at a very early age and during his nearly 40 year career he was licensed to fly many different types of aircraft ranging from the DC-3 to the L-1011 jumbo jet. After 32 years with Delta Air Lines he retired at the required age of 60 in 1985. Above all he was a most devoted father who spent all of his free time with his children, encouraging them to take risks and seek out new experiences. Luciens great sense of curiosity and adventure lives on in his children and their children today. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 3rd at the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, in Concord from 4pm to 7pm. The celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 4th at the Holy Family Parish in Concord at 1pm followed by a burial in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Charles W. Dee and Susan M. Dee, Dee Funeral Home of Concord. For directions or to share a remembrance in his guest book please visit www.deefuneralhome.com

Visitation:
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 3rd at the Dee Funeral Home in Concord from 4pm to 7pm. The celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 4th at the Holy Family Parish in Concord at 1pm followed by a burial in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.  
Service:
The celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 4th at the Holy Family Parish in Concord at 1pm.  
Cemetery:
Interment will be in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Bedford Street, Concord, MA.

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Name: Janet L. Fradette
State of Issue: Massachusetts
Date of Birth: Sunday  March  22, 1936
Date of Death: Tuesday  February  21, 2006
Age at Death: 69 years, 10 months, 30 days
Janet L. (Haskell) Fradette, 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at her home. She was the wife of Lucien Fradette.
    She was born in Pepperell on March 22, 1936. Mrs. Fradette graduated from Bay State Business School.
    Mrs. Fradette was employed as a secretary at Sanders Associates in Nashua, N.H. She then became a flight attendant for Northeast Airlines before settling in Concord to raise her family. After her children were grown, she worked at Bear-In-Mind for several years, and most recently, at Artinian Jewelry in Concord, where she enjoyed the friendship of her co-workers and customers.
    In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Lee Anne Fradette of Concord, and Kimberly Pickett of Littleton, Colo.; two grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Pompea of Punta Gorda, Fla.
    She was also the mother of the late Curt Fradette.
    A funeral Mass was offered on Feb. 25, at Holy Family Parish in Concord. The celebrant of the Mass was her cousin, The Very Rev. Gregory J. Hoppough, C.S.S., S.T.D. Burial was in the family burial plot in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord.
    For those who wish, contributions in Mrs. Fradette's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, or the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
    Arrangements were under the care of the Joseph Dee & Son Funeral Home in Concord. For online guest book, visit www.deefuneralhome.com 

Monday, July 30, 2012

DL Capt. Melvin 'Mel' Strong

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Melvin E. Strong
October 12, 1935 ~ July 27, 2012


     
Update:  Captain Strong’s obituary now posted on our blogspot. 
Captain Strong actually hired on with Delta in January 1957 as a mechanic before completing his pilot training.  To view/sign the online guestbook and to view the family photo gallery, please visit the funeral home website at  http://www.vanorsdel.com/   or     http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/herald/obituary.aspx?n=melvin-strong&pid=158851064&fhid=9176#fbLoggedOut  
A visitation will be held on Wednesday August 1, 2012 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Van Orsdel Kendall Chapel. A Mass of the Resurrection will be on Thursday August 2, 2012 at 11:00am at St. Timothy Catholic Church.
 
Obituary for Melvin Eldredge Strong ~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
STRONG, MELVIN E.
BORN ON OCTOBER 12, 1935, PASSED AWAY ON JULY 27, 2012. MEL WAS BORN IN HOLLYWOOD, FL. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE JOAN OF 54 YEARS AND THREE CHILDREN, MARY (BARRETT), TIM, TRISHA (FUSSELL) AND 6 GRANDCHILDREN, MELINDA CABRERA, MICHELLE FIEBECK, BRANDON STRONG, ELIZA, AUSTIN AND CHANDLER HARRIS AND ONE GREAT-GRANDCHILD, BRAYDEN CABRERA. HE GRADUATED FROM EMBRY RIDDLE SCHOOL OF AVIATION AND STARTED HIS CAREER WITH DELTA AIRLINES IN JANUARY 1957. HE STARTED AS A MECHANIC FOR SIX YEARS AND MOVED UP TO A PILOT AND FLEW THE DC8, DC9, DC 1011 AND RETIRED IN 1993 AS A CAPTAIN ON THE 727. HE WAS A LONG TIME MEMBER OF ST. TIMOTHY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, RUNNING THE ANNUAL CARNIVAL FOR OVER 22 YEARS. HE RAN THE ARTS & CRAFT SHOW TO BENEFIT THE CCD FOR SIX YEARS AND WAS A LECTOR AND USHER. EVERYONE WAS HIS FRIEND AND HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHOSE LIVES HE TOUCHED. A visitation will be held on Wednesday August 1, 2012 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Van Orsdel Kendall Chapel. A Mass of the Resurrection will be on Thursday August 2, 2012 at 11:00am at St. Timothy Catholic Church.

 
From: PCN    Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2012 11:07 PM    Pilot Communication Net
Subject:  Death of DL Capt. Mel Strong , age 76
 
~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Melvin E. Strong
October 12, 1935 ~ July 27, 2012

Word has been received that retired DL Captain Mel Strong passed away
last week, but our information is very limited.  Captain Melvin
Eldridge Strong was 76 years of age at the time of his passing.  Mel
hired on with Delta 10-02-1967 and was MIA/ATL based.  Survived by his
wife Joan personal condolences may be sent to their home at
5111 SW 93rd Ct.,  Miami  FL 33165-6516  ..  (305) 271-4066 .
As we learn more we will be sure to pass that information along to
you.

Thank you,
~ Carol Faulkner, PCN death notice communicator
death@pilotcommunication.net
http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/

Kathleen Mary Lamons, wife of DL Capt. Tim Lamons

~ IN MEMORY ~
Kathleen Mary Lamons, wife of ret. DL Capt. Timothy O. Lamons
January 31, 1954 ~ July 29, 2012
 
Captain Lamons writes us with the sad news of the passing of his wife Kathleen.  To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Kathleen-Lamons&lc=2402&pid=158848008&mid=5187500&locale=en-US 
 
Arrangements have been entrusted to  Metcalf Funeral Directors, 1801 East White Oak Terrace, Conroe, TX 77304 | 936-756-3311. 
 
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
13247 Chappel Wood Lane,  Conroe  TX 77302-3478
 
You may also reach Captain Lamons at his email address:  timlamons@gmail.com
 
Thank you,
~ Carol 
 ================================
 
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2012 12:51 PM
Subject: Ret Capt Tim Lamons Wife passed away on 29 July
 
I would appreciate that you post that my wife passed away on 29 July.
 
Thanks,
Tim Lamons retired August 2005 Atlanta based 767/ER

Friday, July 27, 2012

Nancy Pollard, wife of DL Capt. Tru Pollard

~ IN MEMORY ~
Nancy Jane Fish Pollard, former DL F/A and wife of DL Capt. Tru Pollard
February 10, 1935 ~ July 26, 2012
 
 
Nancy’s obituary is now available.  Arrangements have been entrusted to
Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75243  Phone: (972) 238-7111
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at  
 
POLLARD, NANCY JANE FISH Went to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ on July 26, 2012 after a courageous two year battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. She is now enjoying the ultimate reward of eternal bliss with her Savior. Born February 10, 1935 in Bristol, CT but raised in Mystic, CT, Nancy was a high school cheerleader and senior class vp. She was a bank teller, exec. secretary and stewardess for Delta Airlines. She met the love of her life, Tru, a pilot on his very first flight and have been inseparable ever since. They married in 1961 and soon had son, Jeff, followed by daughter, Kelly. She raised her family but also found time to become a world traveler. Nancy enjoyed tennis , but later golf became her delight. Her real passion was interacting with her grandchildren, the apples of her eye. She loved The Lord and cherished her "family" at Grace Bible Church, her bible study group, as well as her golf buddies at Prestonwood Country Club. She has so many friends and valued them all. She is survived by her husband, Tru; son, Jeff and wife Leigh and their son, Pearson; daughter, Kelly and husband Joe and their daughters, Taylor, Chandler, and Hayden.
 
There will be a celebration of Nancy's life at 11:00am, Saturday, August 4th at Grace Bible Church, 11306 Inwood Rd. in Dallas.
 
We request any donations be made to the building fund at Grace Bible Church. Special thanks to Drs. Rousseau and Christina and nurses, Florida, Thandy, and Erica at Faith Hospice. Isaiah 40:28-31
 
SERVICES
Celebration of Life
Saturday, August 04 at 11:00 AM    
 
Grace Bible Church
11306 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75229
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~ IN MEMORY ~
Nancy Jane Fish Pollard
    1935 ~ 2012
Word has been received of the passing of Nancy Fish Pollard, wife of retired DL pilot Captain Pearson Trulock ‘Tru’ Pollard.  Always energetic and full of life until her illness, Nancy has fought the debilitating effects of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis these past two years.  Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a scarring or thickening/stiffening of the lungs, and there is no known cause. 
A memorial service is planned for Nancy to be held at Grace Bible Church in Dallas at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 4th. 
Personal condolences may be sent to the Pollard family at  
2 Downs Lake Circle ,  Dallas TX 75230-1900
You may also reach Capt. Pollard at (972) 980-7676
or by email at trupollard@sbcglobal.net
We will be sure to pass along any further updates and information as it becomes known.
~ Thank you,
         Carol

Thursday, July 26, 2012

WAL Capt. Robert Lee Butler

~ IN MEMORY ~
Capt. Robert Lee Butler, WWII veteran and WAL pilot
February 22, 1922 ~ July 19, 2012
 
Word has been received of the passing of WWII Army Air Corps veteran and retired Western pilot Captain Robert Lee Butler, age 90.  Bob was a highly respected pilot, MEC Chairman for Western’s pilots during the late ‘60s, and good friend to many. 
 
Survived by his wife Antonie ‘Toni’ personal condolences
may be sent to their home at
2877 KALAKAUA AVE. APT. 301,  HONOLULU  HI  96815-4017 
Toni can also be reached at 808-923-3991 ,
or email at hiflywest@hawii.rr.com 
  
 
 

Robert Lee Butler

Posted On July 26th, 2012 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
 
July 19, 2012
Robert Lee Butler, 90, of Waikiki, a Western Airlines captain, died at home. He was born in Middletown, Ohio. He is survived by wife Antonie “Toni,” son Phil, daughters Gayla Elliot and Cindy Lembke, stepson Mark Pfister and stepdaughter Kay Shearer. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Friday at Waikiki Elks Club. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Joan Ellen Parks, wife of WA/DL Capt. Gary Lee Parks



~ IN MEMORY ~
Joan Ellen Brattmiller Parks, wife of WA/DL Captain Gary Lee Parks
July 5, 1943 ~ July 14, 2012
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
1910 NW 107th Circle, Vancouver  WA 98685-5084  ...  (360) 574-4966 
Captain Gary Parks writes of his wife’s passing along with Joan’s obituary  .....   please see below.
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Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 4:51 PM
To all our extended family and friends,
It is with a broken heart that I must tell you that my beautiful sweetheart of 47 years has passed away. She was always so positive and uplifting to those around her. I'm sure she is the same way in Heaven.  I already miss her happy smile so much.
Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts for Joan's battle with cancer.  It was a comfort to her.
Love each other as if there will be no tomorrow.
Gary
PS.  If any of you do Facebook, my kids made a page for us.  (look up gary lee parks)
Joan Ellen Parks, a resident of Vancouver, WA passed away on July 14.  Her always positive and and uplifting spirit was an inspiration to the many lives she touched.   Her famous "Don't tell me it can't be done" attitude was instrumental in establishing a volunteer parent-classroom helper program at the Primary and Elementary schools where she lived in San Diego county 30 years ago.  She was in charge of many school halloween carnivals , fun-runs and many more activities.  She had great compassion for children, the elderly and animals and did many services projects for them.  She was also the President and Co-creator of a candy manufacturing company - Kaleidoscope Kandy, Inc.  She is survived by her husband of 47 years Gary Lee Parks of Vancouver, WA, daughters Tiana WIlliams of Flagstaff AZ, and Kiara Parks of Salt Lake City, UT, son Gary Parks II of Rexburg, ID, and grandchildren Payton and Brielle, her sister Janet Mayhue of Coronado, CA and brother Jerald Brattmiller of Bonita, CA.  Joan graduated with a teaching degree from San Diego State University where she met her husband.  She loved doing the work of the Lord in service to others.  Two Memorial Services-Celebrations of Joan's Life will be held: one on Saturday July 21st, 2012 at 1 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 2223 NW 99th St, Vancouver, WA 98685, and the second one on Saturday July 28th at 3 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 14826 Fruitvale Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082 near San Diego where she grew up.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to West Columbia Gorge Humane Shelter (WCGHS, P.O. Box 270, Washougal, WA 98671).
MArk
Thanks for all your good work.
IT is with a broken heart that I report the passing of my sweetheart of 47 years.
Joan Parks, wife of retired Captain Gary Parks DAL/WAL, passed away on July 14 from cancer. Her always positive and and uplifting spirit was an inspiration to the many lives she touched. Her famous "Don't tell me it can't be done" attitude was instrumental in establishing the volunteer parent-classroom helper program at the Primary and Elementary schools in Valley Center, CA where they lived for 15 years before being domiciled in PDX. She was in charge of the school halloween carnivals , fun-runs and many more activities. She had great compassion for children, the elderly and animals and did many service projects for them. Joan graduated with a teaching degree from San Diego State University where she met her husband. She loved doing the work of the Lord in service to others. She is survived by her husband of 47 years Gary Lee Parks of Vancouver, WA, daughters Tiana WIlliams of Flagstaff AZ, and Kiara Parks of Salt Lake City, UT, son Gary Parks II of Rexburg, ID, and grandchildren Payton and Brielle, her sister Janet Mayhue of Coronado, CA and brother Jerald Brattmiller of Bonita, CA. Memorial Services - Celebrations of Joan's Life were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday July 21st in Vancouver, WA and on the 28th in Valley Center, CA. Condolences may be sent to the family at 1910 NW 107th Circle, Vancouver, WA 98685. Donations in Joan's name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DL Flt Sim. Joseph R. Dudash

~ IN MEMORY ~
Joseph Raymond Dudash
January 10, 1937 ~ July 16, 2012
 
Notification of the passing of Delta Pioneer member Joseph Raymond Dudash, age 75.  Mr. Dudash was retired from Delta Air Lines and worked in the Flight Simulator Dept.  Parrott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Please visit their website at  http://www.parrottfuneralhome.com/ for more information.
 
Survived by his wife Marian personal condolences may be sent to the family at
144 Lakeside Drive , Peachtree City, GA 30269-1711  ...  (770) 632-8683
 
 
 
JOSEPH RAYMOND DUDASH Mr. Joseph Raymond Dudash of Peachtree City passed away on July 16, 2012. Mr. Dudash was born on January 10, 1937 to Joseph and Mary Dudash (predeceased) in Perth Amboy, NJ where he graduated from Perth Amboy High School. Upon graduating from high school, he received his Associate Degree in Aviation Avionics. He was retired from Delta Air Lines in the Flight Simulator Department and is survived by his wife, Marian Hammett Dudash of Peachtree City; sons, Joseph William Dudash and Michael Lee Dudash of Peachtree City; step-daughters, Cathy Esteves and her husband, Fernando of Columbus, GA; and Lynne Evans of Palmetto, GA; brother, Ray Dudash and his wife, Fran of Burlington, NJ, step grandchildren, Amanda and Jeremiah Brooks of Columbus, GA ; Adam Tyler of Columbus, GA; Armando Esteves of Columbus, GA; Haley Evans of Palmetto, GA; Caleb Severns of Columbus, GA; and Joley Brooks of Columbus, GA. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Dudash. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 2 o'clock at the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Merritt officiating. Those wishing may send an online condolence at http://www.parrottfuneralhome.com/   In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations to Ramah First Baptist Church, 502 Ramah Dr., Palmetto, GA 30291. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770- 964-4800.
 
.Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on July 18, 2012

NWA Capt. Robert Ray Hackenberg

~ IN MEMORY ~
Robert Ray Hackenberg
October 5, 1925 ~ July 13 , 2012
 
 
 
Word has been received of the passing of WWII veteran (SGT US ARMY AIR FORCES) and retired NWA pilot Robert ‘Bob’ Hackenberg, age 86.  Arrangements entrusted to Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels of Edina MN.  
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.washburn-mcreavy.com/ 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert R. Hackenberg
 
Hackenberg, Robert R. age 86 of Edina. WWII Veteran and retired NWA pilot. Preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mary E.; parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Survived by children, Deborah (Doug) Olson of Eden Prairie, Daniel (Kathy) of North Potomac, MD; grandsons, Jay, Robb (Vera) Olson, Jeremy (Hannah), Jordan (Sarah), Joshua (Amber) Hackenberg; granddaughter, Brittany (Aaron) Prim; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Olivia, Kerrington, Griffin Olson, Moses, Ada, Levi, Adelynn Hackenberg, Felix Prim; and many other family members. Memorial service Thursday 12 Noon at Wooddale Church EDINA, 5532 Wooddale Ave, Edina. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Gideons International or Wooddale Church. http://www.washburn-mcreavy.com/  Edina Chapel             952-920-3996     
 
Published in Star Tribune on July 15, 2012
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Date of Death is July 13, 2012
Support Staff Washburn McReavy
612-377-2203
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Mary Elizabeth Hackenberg
February 19, 1931 ~ February 8, 2003
 
Hackenberg Mary Elizabeth, age 71, of Edina. Survived by her husband of 52 years, Robert; children, Deborah (Doug) Olson of Eden Prairie, Daniel (Kathy) Hackenberg of North Potomac, MD; grandchildren, Jay (Rachel), Robb and Brittany Olson, Jeremy, Jordan and Joshua Hackenberg; brothers, Gordon (Ree) Palmer, Ken (Billie) Palmer; sisters, Joyce (Ron) Lund, Janet (John) Mahon; many nieces and nephews. Memorial service Sunday, 2 pm, at Colony Park Church, 5532 Wooddale Ave, Edina. Private interment Fort Snellling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Colony Park Church. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996.

PAA/DL Capt. Jerry Schnell

~ IN MEMORY ~
Jerry  Schnell
December 17, 1938 ~ January 5, 2012
Notification of the passing of PAA/DL pilot Captain Jerry Schnell, age 73.  Jerry served in the Army and was a helicopter pilot in Korea.  Captain Schnell hired on with Pan Am 05-22-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1996.  Services for Captain Schnell were recently held in his hometown of Dickinson ND.   
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.stevensonfuneralhome.com/ 
Survived by his wife Carla personal condolences
may be sent to the Schnell home at
2522 W. Meredith Drive , Vienna VA 22181-4045 ... (703) 255-9780
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Jerry Schnell: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Bismarck Tribune, The (ND) - July 13, 2012
 Jerry Schnell, 1938-2012 
Graveside services for Jerry Schnell, 73, Vienna, Va., formerly of Dickinson, will be held at 11 a.m. MDT Saturday, July 14, at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Dickinson, with Deacon Ron Keller presiding. Jerry passed away Jan. 5, 2012, in Vienna.
Jerry was born Dec. 17, 1938, in Dickinson, the son of Ray Schnell and Clara Kittelson. He was 12th in a family of 13. He attended grade school and high school in Dickinson and went on to attend North Dakota State University, receiving a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. He was a member of ATO fraternity. After college, Jerry served in the Army. His most significant posting was as a helicopter pilot in Korea.
When he left the military, after an extensive trip around the world, he returned to Dickinson to join the family livestock auction business as an auctioneer. In 1967, his love of flying led him to become a pilot with Pan American World Airways and so he was able to continue his world travels, and extended his benefits to make it possible for his family to travel also. While working for Pan Am, Jerry lived in New York City, Hawaii and Marblehead, Mass., where he enjoyed sailing.
Remaining single for several years, Jerry was able to devote much time between flight assignments to spending time with his large family. Throughout his life, he took numerous trips to different places in Europe to obtain information on his family background, both his Germans from Russia heritage (father) and his Norwegian ancestry (mother). He combined this research with his love of photography to document the people and places of his ancestry.
In 1978, he was living in California while on furlough from Pan American and met his future wife, Carla. They were married in 1984 and moved to Vienna, Va., to be closer to his base in New York City. In 1991, Pan American went bankrupt and Jerry then worked for Delta Airlines until 1996. While living in Virginia, Jerry embarked on a very ambitious project to identify all the descendants of his paternal grandparents, Franz and Marianna (Engle) Schnell, and his maternal great-grandparents, Hans Kittleson (aka Bustel) and Bertha Steinbeck. He identified more than 2,000 descendants.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Carla; his stepsons, Randy (Linda) and Eric West; his grandson, Kai; two sisters, Oral (Walter) Shjeflo, Detroit, and Shirlene Winn, Georgetown, Texas; five brothers, Raymond (Geneva), Bismarck, Willard (Linda), Dickinson, Robert, Rapid City, S.D., Wayne (Maureen), Boulder, Colo., and Gordon (Sandra), Dickinson; and 44 nephews and nieces.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, five siblings, and four nephews and nieces.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at http://www.stevensonfuneralhome.com/ 
(Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson)
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JERRY SCHNELL 
On Thursday, January 5, 2012. Native of Dickinson, ND, 27-year resident of Vienna, VA. Beloved husband of Carla Schnell. Caring stepfather to Randy (Linda) West and Eric West. Grandpa to Kai West. Also survived by two sisters, five brothers and 44 nephews and nieces. Memorial service Wednesday, January 11, 2 p.m., Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park Street NE, Vienna, VA.
.Published in The Washington Post from January 8 to January 10, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

NWA/DL pilot Dr. Roger J. Beldt

~ IN MEMORY ~
Dr. Roger James Beldt
  June 11, 1948 - July 16, 2012
 
Notification of the passing of NWA/DL pilot Dr. Roger J. Beldt, age 64.  Dr. Beldt hired on with Northwest 02-06-1978.  To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
 
 
Survived by his wife Gisele personal condolences may be sent to the family at
3895 Sandprint Drive, Destin  FL  32541-3214  ...   (850) 837-1816
 
 
Dr. Roger James Beldt (1948 - 2012)
 
Dr. Roger James Beldt, 64, of Destin, Fla., passed away peacefully in his home on July 15, 2012.
Roger was a graduate of the University of Florida and Emory University School of Dentistry. He was an accomplished pharmacist, dentist and spent most of his life working as a commercial airline pilot, most recently for Northwest Airlines/Delta. He was a member of Destin United Methodist Church.
Roger was born June 11, 1948 in Freeport, Ill., the son of the late Raymond E. Beldt and Gladys Rust Beldt.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at Destin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barry Carpenter officiating. The family will receive visitors beginning at 1 p.m.
Roger was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Beldt; and his father, Raymond E. Beldt. Roger is survived by his wife of 34 years, Gisele; daughter, Lindsey Beldt Alvarez (A.J.) of Tampa, Fla.; son, Bret A. Beldt (Megan) of Atlanta; brother, Richard E. Beldt of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and beloved feline friend, Hannah.
Rogers's true love was flying. He wanted to fly forever and a day.
We can now say he is well on his way . . . flying west.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted on line at http://www.mclaughlinmortuary.com/
 
.Published in Northwest Florida Daily News on July 17, 2012
 
Visitation:  July 18, from 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Destin United Methodist Church
200 Beach Drive
Destin  FL 32541

Monday, July 16, 2012

Walter R. Hudson Jr., father of DL pilot F/O Julie Hudson

~ In Memory ~
Walter R. Hudson Jr.
September 25, 1927 - July 8, 2012
Notification of the passing of Walter R. Hudson Jr., inspiration for many young aviators and especially for his daughter Julie Hudson who is now a Delta Air Lines pilot, FO B767ER /Dept. 031 based SLC.  Julie was the first female A-10 pilot in the USAF ANG and Walter proudly pinned the rank of Colonel on her last December. 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
 
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Walter R. HUDSON Jr.
 
HUDSON, Walter R., Jr., born September 25, 1927, in Plant City, FL, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012, in Tampa. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Cook Hudson; daughter, Julie Hudson and her husband, Rocky Ragsdale; sisters, Sara Hildreth and Charlene Daniels. Having a love of aviation since childhood, he inspired and mentored many young people to enter aviation by giving rides in his homebuilt Skybolt and Mustang aircraft and by taking the time to teach them in his garage. Julie inherited her father's love of aviation, is now a Delta Air Lines pilot and the first female A-10 pilot in the USAF ANG. Walter proudly pinned the rank of Colonel on her last December. Walter helped build the Benoist airboat replica, which he flew in 1964, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first scheduled commercial airline flight between St Petersburg and Tampa. He piloted everything from hot air balloons to commercial aircraft. He held ratings in single and multi-engine aircraft; commercial aircraft; hot air balloons and gliders. His mechanic's ratings included Airframe and Power plant and Inspection Authorization. Walter served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in England and at MacDill AFB. He also served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Chevalier. During his 32 years with TECO he sold the first heat pumps in the Tampa area. He was also the TECO President's "official" pilot when Mr. Mac needed to travel. After retiring from TECO in 1987, he started the only aircraft weight and balance business in this area which he continued until his death. Walter was a member of Egypt Temple Shrine; Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; and he founded the local Chapter 175 of the Experimental Aircraft Association in his garage. In 2004, to commemorate his dedication to the aviation community, the FAA presented him with "The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award" for his 50+ years as a licensed aircraft mechanic. Walter requested there be no service. In lieu of flowers please donate to LifePath Hospice in his memory, at www.lifepath-hospice.org or at 3010 W. Azeele, Tampa, 33609.
 
.Published in TBO.com on July 15, 2012 Walter R Hudson
Click name above for additional details at  http://www.gonzalezfuneral.com/  
Arrangements under the direction of Gonzalez Funeral Home
7209 North Dale Mabry Highway | Tampa, FL 33614 | (813) 931-1833   

Friday, July 13, 2012

Mary Elizabeth Andrews, widow of WAL Capt. Foster James 'Jimmy' Andrews

 
 
From: carol Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 1:41 PM
 

Notification of the passing of Delta Pioneers member Mary Elizabeth Andrews, widow of WAL pilot Captain Foster James ‘Jimmy’ Andrews.  Born June 27, 1927 Mary was 84 years of age at the time of her passing March 7, 2012.  Captain Jimmy Andrews, born December 10, 1919, was 70 years of age at the time of his passing May 11, 1990.  

To view the online obituary please visit the funeral home website at http://mdjonline.com/pages/gs?profile_id=1026&profile_name=Mary--Elizabeth-Andrews   or   http://www.southcarecremation.com/obituaries/obituary.php?id=2753  or http://guadalajarareporter.com/obituaries-mainmenu-90/30713-mary-elizabeth-andrews.html 

 

ANDREWS, Mary Elizabeth: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Marietta Daily Journal (GA) - March 17, 2012 

Mary Elizabeth Andrews passed away at the home of her daughter surrounded by family in Acworth, GA on March 7, 2012. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee on June 27, 1927 to James Edward "Earl" and Sarah Evelyn Hurd and grew up in Memphis. After graduation from South Side High School in Memphis, she married Joe W. Cooper and they had four children. They were a military family and during their 27 years of marriage they were stationed in Georgia, North Carolina, New Mexico, Texas, Germany, Hawaii and Okinawa. In 1974 she married Foster James Andrews who was a Western Airlines pilot and lived in Hawaii and together they traveled to many places in the continental US as well as Alaska, Australia, New Zealand and Belize. Always the adventurous spirit, she took up sailing while in Hawaii and christened her sailboat "Proud Mary." Jim passed away in 1990 and she moved to Mexico in 1991 settling in Ajijic where she lived until 2011. Mary traveled extensively exploring Mexico, Russia, Egypt, China, and cruised down the Amazon River. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed attending the performances as well as acting in several productions at the Lakeside Little Theatre in Ajijic. Mary was an amazing mother and phenomenal grandmother who loved her family and held them close to her heart. She was a true friend to everyone - always there to help when help was needed. She was a wonderful cook, always creative, loved decorating, loved beautiful clothes, loved traveling, loved animals, loved being with people and most of all enjoyed life. She was truly the hostess with the "mostess" – loved entertaining – how can anyone forget her infamous "pool party" in Ajijic? The room lit up when she walked in – just ask anyone who was fortunate enough to know her. She will be missed. Mary is survived by her children and their spouses, Phyllis and Jerry Nilo, Joe and Paula Cooper, Jenny and Geoff Clerk and Bob and Stephanie Cooper; her grandchildren, JD Nilo, Elizabeth Prothero, Katherine Redd, Jason Cooper, Caryn Clancy, Ryan Cooper, Drea Cooper and Madison Cooper; her great-grandchildren, Joe Cooper, William Redd, Nicholas Redd, Emma Prothero and Alex Prothero; her brother, James Edward Hurd and her ex-husband, Joe W. Cooper. She leaves behind many wonderful friends in Ajijic, Tom, Lois, Dick, Mickey, Alice, BJ, and many, many more - too many to list - you know who you are, she carries your friendship in her heart. At her request no funeral arrangements are planned. A celebration of Mary's life will be set for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in her memory to: Our Pals Place, 4508 Canton Hwy., Marietta, GA 30062. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Marietta (770) 420-5557. Express condolences at mdjonline.com Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

PAA/DL Capt. Loren 'Lon' Hicks

~ IN MEMORY ~
Captain Loren Michael "Lon" Hicks
November 12, 1940 ~ July 1, 2012

Notification of the passing of PAA/DL pilot Captain Loren ‘Lon’ Hicks, age 71.  Captain Hicks hired on with Pan Am 02-28-1966 and retired with Delta in 1999, based LAX.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit
 
Obituary:
Captain Loren Michael "Lon" Hicks earned his new set of wings when he passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 1, 2012, at his summer home in Bigfork, Montana. He was born November 12, 1940, in Helena, Montana to James and Eleanor Hicks. He was a resident of Montgomery County, Texas from 1974 to 1986.
Lon was a pilot for Pan American World Airways and Delta Airlines for 33 years before retiring in 1999. He lived everyday to the fullest and always enjoyed the time he spent with his family and friends. He had a remarkable loving spirit and was known to put smiles on the faces of everyone he touched.
From the moment Lon saw his first airplane, there was never any doubt of his career path. He earned his private pilot's license in his teens in Vancouver, WA. and continued to build his flight time while attending the University of Washington. He achieved his goal of becoming a professional pilot by being hired by Pan Am at the age of 25. By the age of 28, he was flying the Boeing 747 around the world. By the time he retired, Lon had logged nearly 30,000 hours of flight time.
Once retired, Lon split his time living in La Quinta, California and Bigfork, Montana. He served as a volunteer at the Palm Springs Air Museum where he loved to share his knowledge of aviation history. In addition to aviation, Lon's other passion was golf where he enjoyed memberships at some of the finest golf courses around the country. Lon was also a proud member of the Bigfork, Montana men's bible study group, the Dirt Bags.
Lon was preceded in death by his father, James Hicks.
Survivors include his wife, Victoria Bateman Hicks of La Quinta, CA.; his daughter, Heidi Foster and husband Eric of Montgomery, TX.; his son, Jim Hicks and wife Beth of Pflugerville, TX.; his grandchildren, Morgan Meador, Braden Meador, Bryce Foster, Jeffrey Hicks, and Maddie Hicks; his former wife, Karen Hicks of Pflugerville, TX.; his mother, Eleanor Hicks of Vancouver, WA.; his sister, Linda Angelo of Vancouver, WA.; his niece, Angie Friaf of Vancouver, WA.; and his nephew, Don Buss of Vancouver, WA.
A memorial service was held on Friday, July 6, 2012, in Bigfork, Montana. The family would like to thank the Bigfork Dirt Bags, the Pan Am guys, and the Bigfork Fire Department's chaplains for making the memorial service a celebration of Lon's life. Godspeed, Captain Hicks.
.Published on yourconroenews.com from July 10 to July 23, 2012.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

PNA/WA Capt. Loyd E. 'Woody' Woodward

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, retired PNA/WA pilot, & Delta Golden Wings member
CAPT. LOYD EDWARD ‘WOODY’ WOODWARD
January 15, 1921 ~ January 1, 2012
 
 
Obituary now in the Seattle paper with word of a memorial service for Captain Woodward to be held July 12th:
 
For more information please contact Capt. Woodward’s wife Helen at
  10835 42nd Ave SW , Seattle, WA 98146-1641   ...   206-248-0948
 
Please visit Capt. Woodward’s permanent memorial at our blog site   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/

Thank you,
~ Carol
 
Obituary:
Captain Loyd Edward "Woody" Woodward
 
On Jan. 1, 2012, Loyd Woodward succumbed to complications from Parkinson's after a gallant and hard fought battle.
 
Loyd was born a twin on Jan 15, 1921 in Spokane, WA to Butler J. and Orma L. Woodward. He grew up in Winthrop, WA with fond memories of fishing, camping, hiking, skiing and learning to fly in the Methow Valley. He soloed at 16 and aviation became a lifelong passion.
 
He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1943. In Oct of '43 he began flying C-46 transports over the "Hump" between China, Burma and India. Stateside in '44-'45, he flew med evac. That's where he met Helen McMaster, an Army Nurse Corp flight nurse and the love of his life. They were married Jan 24, 1946.
 
Woody began his commercial aviation career with Pacific Northern Airlines (PNA) in 1947 in Anchorage, Alaska, moving to Seattle in 1953. He flew for Western Airlines after the PNA purchase and retired in 1980 as the Delta merger took place.
 
Woody and Helen enjoyed 30 years of retirement traveling around the country, spending summers boating and winters in Mesa, AZ.
 
Woody is survived by his wife, Helen; daughters, Karen (Mitch Meany), Gail (Chuck Hanson) and Jayne (Jim McCartney); two grandsons; Chris Hanson (Paige) and Aaron Van Wart (Kristen); two step-grandchildren, Matt McCartney and Krissy (Josh Garber); two step-great-granddaughters, Mackenzie and Ava. He was preceded in death by his parents, twin sister Maxine and brother Douglas.
 
He was a wonderful family man, friend, aviator and fisherman. He is missed every day.
 
A celebration of his life will be held at The Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, July 12th from 11:30-2:30 p.m.
Published in The Seattle Times from July 7 to July 8, 2012.
 
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From: carol Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 11:44 PM
Subject: PNA/WA Capt. Loyd E. Woodward 'Woody'
 
Notification of the passing of retired PNA/WA pilot Captain Loyd E. ‘Woody’ Woodward.  Born in Washington state to parents Butler John and Orma L. Woodward on January 15, 1921, Loyd E. Woodward was nearing his 91st birthday at the time of his passing January 1, 2012.  (To date we have not seen a complete obituary.) 
Loyd hired on with Pacific Northern Airlines 05-01-1947 and was based SEA with 30 plus years of service at the time of his retirement with Western Airlines. 
Survived by his wife Helen personal condolences may be sent to
  10835 42nd Ave SW , Seattle, WA 98146-1641   ...   206-248-0948
 
Thank you,
Carol
 
Name:Loyd E. Woodward
State of Issue: Washington
Date of Birth:Saturday  January  15, 1921
Date of Death:Sunday  January  01, 2012
Age at Death:90 years, 11 months, 17 days
 
 
From: PNAWADL@comcast.net   Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 2:34 PM
Subject: former PNAer  final flight.
 

............Loyd Woodward.  I will let you know when I get more information to pass along.

Friday, July 6, 2012

NWA Capt. Jan M. 'Jack' Christman

~ IN MEMORY ~
Capt. Jan Michael ‘Jack’ Christman
September 29, 1937 ~ July 3, 2012
 
Notification of the passing of retired NWA pilot and RNPA member Captain Jan Michael ‘Jack’ Christman, age 74.  
A memorial service is scheduled for July 28th in Minneapolis MN. 
 
Personal condolences may be sent to the Christman family at
1201 Yale Place Apt 911 , Minneapolis, MN 55403-1957
or to 
7000 Beach Plaza Apt 708 , St Pete Beach  FL 33706-3661
 
Thank you,
~ Carol
 
 
 
From: RNPA News
Sent: Friday, July 06, 2012 10:44 AM
Subject:  Jan Christman Has Flown West
 

Jan Michael "Jack" Christman
Obituary:
Christman, Jan Michael "Jack" Age 74, of Mpls and St. Pete Beach, died Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012. Survived by first wife, Lois; sons, Jeff (Annie), Mark, Phil, Jack (Janene) and 7 grandchildren. Memorial Service 2PM, Saturday, July 28th, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Ave. Mpls. No visitation will be held prior. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Westminster Cooper Sutton Fund to assist people in need. Cremation Society of MN             612-825-2435     
Published in Star Tribune from July 6 to July 8, 2012


DL Crew Scheduler Gary Glass

~ IN MEMORY ~
GARY GLASS, ret. DL Crew Scheduler
October 29, 1941 ~ July 5, 2012
 
 
Word has been received of the passing of Delta crew scheduler Gary Glass, age 70.  Gary hired on with Delta in January 1960 in Chicago and retired in 1994, based Atlanta.  The November 1994 issue of DeltaDigest notes his retirement:  Sched.-Flt. Cw., 061/ATG. 
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.mowellfuneralhome.com/ 
 
Survived by his wife Marcia personal condolences may be sent to
(770) 461-2274   ...   928 Highway 92 S , Fayetteville, GA 30215-2028
 
GARY GLASS, picture taken from Delta Digest circa 1980
 
 
Born: October 29, 1941
  Place of Birth: Martinsville, Ohio
Death: July 5, 2012
  Place of Death: Fayetteville, Georgia
 
Obituary:
Gary Glass was born October 29, 1941 in Martinsville, Ohio and passed on Thursday, July 5, 2012. He graduated from Sabina High School in Sabina, Ohio in 1959. In December 1960 he began working for Delta Air Lines in Chicago, Illinois. After many positions he retired in November 1994 while working in the pilot crew scheduling department. He enjoyed a part-time job with the Airline Pilot Association after retirement.
 
He was preceded in death by his late wife, Sharon, his mother and step-father.
 
He leaves behind his best friend and wife, Marcia Glass of Fayetteville, GA; daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Ed Grabinger; step-sons Matt and Bridget Zatezalo of East Point, GA and Nick and Jacklyn Zatezalo of Alpharetta, GA; grandchildren Tyler, Aaron, Natalie Grabinger of Lakeville, MN, Charlotte of East Point, and Jake of Alpharetta, GA.; brother Paul and his wife Barbara Glass of Sabina, OH; nieces and nephews in Sabina and Berea, KY.
 
A funeral service will be held Monday, July 9, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church with Reverend Mark Westmoreland officiating. He will lie in state from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.
The burial will follow at Camp Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the funeral home.
 
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church, 175 East Lanier Avenue, Fayetteville, GA 30214.
Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville— http://www.mowellfuneralhome.com/ 
 
Services ..... Funeral Service:  Monday July 9, 2012, 1:00 PM at Fayetteville First United Methodist Church
Visitation:  Sunday July 8, 2012, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Carl J. Mowell & Son Fayetteville Chapel
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co-worker Jim writes: 
July 06, 2012
Gary and I go back to Weaver Airline school in Kansas City in October 1960. We traveled together to Chicago to interview with Delta Airlines. We worked together in Chicago, Cincinnati, and Atlanta. Kathy and I will miss Gary very much. I know he is in a better place and we will see him again one day. I will always remember him by his nickname, Frag, given to him while in crew scheduling in Chicago. Gary and I hired on together and we retired together. Jim and Kathy Miller, Flint Texas.
 
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At 12:15 PM 7/5/2012, wrote:
Hi my name is Bridget Zatezalo, I was Gary Glass's daughter-in-law through his wife Marcia. Gary passed away this morning at 10:08am, and had your information listed as someone to be contacted when he passed. Marcia is still finalizing the funeral plans but they do know the service will be held at Fayetteville First United Methodist here in Fayetteville GA and the funeral will be at Mowell Funeral Home also here in Fayetteville.

I'm so sorry to have to pass along this sad news. If you have any questions you can contact Marcia at 770-461-2274.
Sincerely,

Bridget Zatezalo

 
Sent: Thu, Jul 5, 2012 5:17 pm
Subject: Gary Glass

Dave,
      Gary Glass (Delta crew scheduler) passed away this morning (5 July) in Fayetteville, GA after a battle with cancer.  I will have more info as to the arrangements tomorrow.  Please post on the ORD net.


Bob Lomba