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Thursday, December 6, 2012

NWA Capt. Cyrus J. 'Cy' Cole

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Cyrus ‘Cy’ John Cole
December 27, 1914 ~ December 2, 2012



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Cyrus John Cole, 97, of Silverdale, WA, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2012. Cyrus was born in Cataldo, ID on December 27, 1914, a son to Astoria and Arthur Cole.

On March 11, 1940, Cryus and Viola Penhallick married and lived in Spokane, WA where their three children were born: Billy, Charyl, and Charlene. The family moved to Seattle in 1950 and built a home in Normandy Park. In 1968, Cy married Helen Collier and together lived in the house in Normandy Park until 2005 when they moved to Silverdale.

Cy started his flying career as a flight instructor at Felts Field in Spokane. He was later hired as a pilot by Northwest Airlines in 1944. Cy flew everything from DC-3’s to 747’s and retired in 1974. He was a member of the Quiet Birdmen Association, the Lunch Bunch, and the RNPA.

He is predeceased by two brothers and one sister, and his son, Billy. He is survived by his wife, Helen; his children, Charyl (Leland), Charlene, a daughter in law, Judy Cole, 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He has “Gone West” now and will be dearly missed but remembered as a person whose door was always open to family and friends. Oh Dad, you will be dearly missed. May you rest in eternal peace.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012, 11:00 AM at Bonney-Watson; Washington Memorial Park, 16445 International Blvd. SeaTac, WA. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity.

Service: Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Bonney-Watson: Washington Memorial Funeral Home
16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, Washington 98188
206-242-1787
 
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~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Cyrus ‘Cy’ J. Cole
December 27, 1914 ~ December 2, 2012
Word has been received of the passing of early NWA pilot and RNPA member Captain Cyrus J. ‘Cy’ Cole. Born/raised I believe in Idaho, Cyrus J. Cole was near 98 years of age at the time of his passing on December 2nd. Captain Cole hired on with NWA 07-01-1944 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1974. Although not yet posted on their site, we understand that arrangements have been entrusted to the Bonney-Watson funeral home in Washington.   bonneywatson.com/      Captain Cole was preceded in death by his son in 2006, who was also a NWA pilot, Captain Billy J. Cole (Nov 7, 1941 – Mar 16, 2006).
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
16923 Olympic View Rd NW , Silverdale WA 98383-9733
Services: December 17, 2012, at 1100
Bonney-Watson - SeaTac
16445 International Boulevard
SeaTac, WA 98188
Phone: 206-242-1787
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From: RNPA News Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 1:05 PM Subject: Cy Cole Has Flown West.
Cy flew west Sunday morning at the age of 98. Services will be 17 DEC 2012 at Bonney-Watson , 16445 International Blvd SEA TAC , WA. Time 1100 (next to airport and Doug Fox parking). Thanks Myron Bredahl

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