~ IN MEMORY ~
Air Force veteran, NWA Capt. Robert ‘Bob’ DeLair
November 27, 1929 ~ January 1, 2013
Notification of the passing of NWA retired pilot Captain Robert Roy DeLair. I believe Captain DeLair flew for North Central and Republic and would have retired prior to or shortly after their merger with Northwest.
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Robert Roy DeLair of Jackson, passed away suddenly on January 1, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born on November 27, 1929 in Royal Oak, MI. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Marlene DeLair; daughter, Sheri McVey; his grandchildren, Marley and Donovan McVey whom he loved dearly. In addition he is survived by his brother, Truman DeLair; numerous nieces and nephews and many other good friends. Bob joined the US Air Force to pursue his passion for flying, however, it wasn't until after proudly serving his country that he earned his pilot's license. First flying for a private company and then retiring from NW/Delta Airlines after 31 years of dedicated service. There will be a celebration of Bob's life at a later date. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donating to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
.Published in Jackson Citizen Patriot on January 20, 2013