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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

RW/RC/NWA Capt. Gary M. Bentley

~ IN MEMORY ~
Vietnam war veteran, RW/RC/NWA Capt. Gary Bentley
August 10, 1946 - March 24, 2013

Notification of the passing of Air Force/Vietnam war veteran and retired RW/RC/NWA pilot Captain Gary Michael Bentley, age 66. Captain Bentley hired on with Hughes 07-28-1978 and retired I believe at the mandatory age 60 with Northwest in 2006.


Survived by his wife Sheila personal condolences may be sent to their residence at
1035 W Tree Drive , Collierville TN 38017-1305 .... (901) 853-7690

Services will be held at the Memphis Funeral Home, Memphis TN, on Saturday, April 6, with visitation from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., and services at 2:00 p.m.
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Life Story
Gary Michael Bentley, 66, much-loved husband, step-father, family member, and friend passed away on March 24 after a short, but valiant struggle against cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sheila, his step-daughter, Christine Skinner (David), step-son, Scott English, nephew, Brian Griffin (Hartselle, Alabama), and niece Erin Griffin (Homer, Alaska).
Born on August 10, 1946, in Decatur, Alabama, to Buford and Donna Mae Bentley, he graduated from the University of Alabama in 1969. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War flying C-141 transport planes. He retired as a Major from the Air Force after 20 years of service.
Gary moved to Seattle during his Air Force service and later worked as an electrical engineer while flying for the Air Force Reserves. He also earned an MBA from Seattle University while in Seattle.
Gary retired as a commercial airline captain after 27 years with Hughes Airwest, Republic Airlines, and Northwest Airlines.
Gary was an avid traveler, golfer, and University of Alabama football fan, and he volunteered at the FedEx-St. Jude golf tournament.
Services will be held at the Memphis Funeral Home, at 5599 Poplar Avenue, on Saturday, April 6, with visitation from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., and services at 2:00 p.m.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that a contribution be made to a favorite charity, to the American Cancer Society, or to the Collierville Animal Shelter.
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Service Information
Visitation: Saturday, April 06, 2013, from Noon to 2:00pm
Memorial Service: Saturday, April 06, 2013, at 2:00pm
Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens
5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119 | 901-725-0100

DL Capt. William Dee Francis

~ IN MEMORY ~
Viet Nam war veteran, DL Capt. William ‘Bill’ Francis
March 26, 1942 - March 22, 2013


Notification of the passing of Air Force/Viet Nam war veteran and retired DL pilot Captain William Dee Francis, near 71 years of age at the time of his passing. Captain Francis hired on with Delta 02-28-1973. His obituary notes that he retired with 25+ years of service and was based ATL/ORD/DFW/SLC. Captain Francis had most recently resided at his home in Boise ID and his ranch at Sweet ID.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.relyeafuneralchapel.com/ or the newspaper site at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/idahostatesman/obituary.aspx?n=William-Francis&pid=163855138#fbLoggedOut You may also view Captain Francis’ obituary on our blogspot at http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/

A remembrance of Bill will be held at Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 N. Latah St., Boise, on Wednesday, March 27 from 6 to 7:30 PM. Military Honors and Interment will be Thursday, March 28, 2 PM, at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.

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William Dee Francis
1942 - 2013

Bill left this earth with his Family present on Friday 22. Bill was born on March 26, 1942, in Rexburg ID, to Robert L. (Lynn) Francis and Norma Labrum Francis. The family moved to Boise shortly after his father's return from WWII.

He attended Boise Public Schools (Franklin Grade School, West JR High and Borah High), where he was an outstanding student and athlete. Those skills afforded him a scholarship to BYU, where he played freshman football. His sophomore year he transferred to Western State College of Colorado, where he continued to play football and baseball. He graduated with a BA in Business in 1964.

After graduation he worked briefly as a Market Manager for Proctor and Gamble, before returning to Boise to teach math at Hillside Jr. High. With the Vietnam War heating up, he left Boise and joined the US Air Force, to attend flight school. He completed his training in 1969 and was assigned as a pilot for C-130 transports. He served one tour of duty, ferrying troops and cargo in and out of Vietnam and other parts of SE Asia, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross. Returning to the US after his Vietnam service, he was stationed in Enid, OK, where continued to fly missions in the US and Europe.

In 1974, he was hired as commercial airline pilot by Delta Air Lines. During his 25+ year career at Delta he was promoted to the rank of Captain of the Boeing 737 aircraft, and saw the entire US. He also found time to obtain his Masters in Public Administration from Indiana University-South Bend in 1979. After station assignments in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and finally Salt Lake, he retired to Boise where he loved living, until his death.

After retirement, he continued to pursue his interests in oil painting and music (guitar). He enjoyed spending time at his ranch in Sweet and his home in the foothills watching and participating in the nature offered in Idaho. He joined with his Native American friends at the Northwest Pow Wow's and was part of the traditional dance group.

He followed his deep care for disadvantaged children by serving as a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocate Assn. (CASA). He carried a case load until shortly before his death.

He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother. He is survived by his sister Linda (Bill) Rodenbach, Boise, brother Terry Francis, Boise, son Brit (Samantha) Francis, Munster, IN, grandson Xavier, his niece Megan (Reed) Peterman , their daughters Taryn and Addison, and his constant companion Splash.

A remembrance of Bill will be held at Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 N. Latah St., Boise, on Wednesday, March 27 from 6 to 7:30 PM. Military Honors and Interment will be Thursday, March 28, 2 PM, at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to CASA or the Humane Society.

.Published in Idaho Statesman on March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

WA/DL Capt. David J. Carlson

~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL Capt. David J. Carlson
March 21, 1935 ~ March 24, 2013

News has just reached us that WA/DL Captain David Jon Carlson passed away yesterday, March 24th, at his home in Farmington UT. Born March 21, 1935 Captain Carlson had just reached his 78th birthday at the time of his passing. Captain Carlson hired on with Western 06-01-1960 and retired with Delta based SLC.

Arrangements are pending and will be posted when known. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
868 Northridge Road , Farmington UT 84025-4118 ... Home (801) 451-2251
Thank you,
~ Carol


Note/update:  we have now been advised that there will be no services as was the request of Captain Carlson.
Thank you,
~ Carol


NWA Capt. Clarence R. Ahlberg

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, NWA Capt. Clarence R. Ahlberg
August 7, 1924 ~ March 20, 2013

Notification of the passing of WWII veteran, retired NWA pilot and RNPA member Captain Clarence R. Ahlberg. Born/raised in California, Clarence Russell Ahlberg was 88 years of age at the time of his passing March 20th.
Captain Ahlberg hired on with Northwest 02-05-1948 and had worked as a Mechanic, a Master Mechanic, and a Flight Engineer prior to retiring as a Captain at the mandatory age 60 in 1984. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Jane who died in July 2001.
Services will be held March 26, 2013, at 11:00 AM at Emmaus Lutheran Church, 8443 - 2nd Ave. S., Bloomington MN. Interment Ft. Snelling. Visitation is one hour prior to service at the church. To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.morrisnilsen.com/   
 

Life Story
Clarence R. Ahlberg
August 7, 1924 - March 20, 2013
Clarence R. Ahlberg, age 88, of Burnsville, MN and Chandler, AZ, walked into Glory on March 20, 2013, to be with his Lord and Savior. Preceded in death by wife, Betty Jane; his parents, brothers, Maynerd and Melvin Ahlberg and son-in-law, Chuck Beery. Survived by children, Sandy Beery, John T. Peterson ( LaJean ), Nancy Anderson ( Jim ) and Susan Nash ( Joel ); 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Nelson and sister-in-law, Lenore Ahlberg; nieces, nephews and friends. Clarence was a retired pilot with Northwest Airlines.
Services: Service Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 11:00 AM at Emmaus Lutheran Church, 8443 - 2nd Ave. S., Bloomington. Interment Ft. Snelling. Visitation is one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials preferred.
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U.S. Veterans Gravesite
Name: Betty Jane (Ahlen) Ahlberg
Service Info.:SSGT US AIR FORCE
Birth Date:29 Jan 1924
Death Date:23 Jul 2001
Relation:Wife Of Ahlberg, Clarence Russell
Interment Date:27 Jul 2001
Cemetery:Ft. Snelling National Cemetery
Cemetery Address:7601 34th Avenue, South Minneapolis, MN 55450

Saturday, March 23, 2013

NWA Capt. Victor W. Kleinsteuber Jr.

Obituary/service information update:

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Victor ‘Vic’ Kleinsteuber
July 8, 1936 ~ March 19, 2013


Victor Willis Kleinsteuber, Jr., age 76 of Monticello, died at his residenceTuesday, March 19, 2013, surrounded by his family. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 4PM to 7PM at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 E. Broadway, Monticello. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, April 18, at 11 AM at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 9300 Jason Ave. NE, Monticello. Private interment at Ft. Snelling at a later date. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.


Vic was born on July 8, 1936, to Victor, Sr. and Elsie C. (Roth) Kleinsteuber Vik in Minneapolis, MN. He later enjoyed a good relationship with his stepfather Alfred Vik. Vic grew up in the Kenwood School District of Minneapolis. After graduation from West High School, he attended the University of MN. He started Navy flight training in January of 1958 and received his wings in 1959. His first squadron was Airborne Early Warning Eleven in Argentia, Newfoundland. As a Lieutenant Junior Grade he qualified as a Patrol Plane Commander on the WV-2 aircraft in 1062. He then was transferred to New Iberia, LA to be an instructor in Navy advanced multi-engine training. Following that assignment he was transferred to Fleet Tactical Support Squadron Forty in Norfolk, VA where he made numerous landings aboard aircraft carriers. In 1966 he joined Northwest Airlines. Vic flew the Electra, Boeing 727, 707, DC-10 and the Boeing 747. He retired in 1996 as a Captain on the Boeing 747-400. Vic was active in the Monticello Rotary Chapter, Retired Northwest Airline Pilots Association, Great Lakes Cruising Association and the Navy Tail Hook Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, creating stained glass art, dogs, and loved cruising his boat on the Great Lakes.

Victor is survived by his loving, long-time companion, Judy Summers; sons Victor III, Andrew (Kristen); 5 grandchildren Trista, Victor IV, and Kayla Kleinsteuber, and Emily and Andrew Mell; brothers Charles (Karen) and Walter (Francis) Kleinsteuber; 5 nieces and 1 nephew; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Victor Sr. and Elsie (Roth) Kleinsteuber Vik; and stepfather Alfred Vik.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Monticello Rotary Club, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Guardian Angels Hospice of Buffalo or the charity of your choice. Minneapolis Star Tribune Guestbook can be accessed to leave messages after April 7th at http://www.startribune.com/obituaries 


~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Victor ‘Vic’ Kleinsteuber
July 8, 1936 ~ March 19, 2013
 We have received word with news of the passing of retired NWA pilot and active RNPA member/officer Captain Victor Willis Kleinsteuber Jr. For many months now, Captain Kleinsteuber had been fighting pancreatic cancer and dealing with the effects of chemo treatments. Born/raised in Minnesota, he was 76 years of age at the time of his passing March 19th.  
Captain Kleinsteuber hired on with Northwest 07-05-1966 
and retired in 1996 at the mandatory age 60.
Arrangements are not yet known. Obituary and further information will be posted when received. 
Captain Kleinsteuber had most recently resided at
15258 Curtis Ave NW , Monticello MN 55362-6250 ... (763) 878-2534 
Thank you,
~ Carol

Irene Francey Smith, widow of PNA/WA Capt. Philip H. Smith

~ IN MEMORY ~
Irene Francey Smith, widow of PNA/WA Capt. Philip H. Smith
February 1, 1941 ~ March 11, 2013

Notification of the passing of Irene Smith, widow of PNA/WA Capt. Philip Howard Smith who died in July 2011. I have not been able to locate an obituary for Irene, nor are we aware of arrangements. We do know that Irene Francey Wellen Smith was born in Belfast, Ireland. She became a U.S. citizen in February 1967 and lived for many years in California prior to her marriage to Capt. Smith. Captain Smith hired on with Pacific Northern 11-02-1946 and retired with Western in 1979 at the mandatory age 60, based SEA. Irene had most recently resided in Normandy Park WA. 
 
Should we receive any further information, we will be sure to post it.
Thank you,
~ Carol
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Capt. Philip Howard Smith
Date of Birth: Tuesday August 05, 1919
Date of Death: Wednesday July 27, 2011
Age at Death: 91 years, 11 months, 22 days

Lorraine Muto, widow of NWA Capt. herman Muto

~ IN MEMORY ~
Lorraine ‘Larry’ Muto, widow of NWA Capt. Herman Muto
December 18, 1923 ~ March 6, 2013

Notification of the passing of Lorraine ‘Larry’ Evonne Muto, widow of NWA Capt. Herman P. Muto. Larry was 89 years of age at the time of her passing March 6th. Services will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Burien WA, at 1 PM on Saturday March 23rd. Larry’s husband Captain Herman Paul Muto hired on with Northwest 07-01-1944 and retired 06-04-1973. Lorraine Evonne Booth and Herman Paul Muto were married June 5, 1943 in Spokane county, Washington state.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://bonneywatson.com/    Larry had most recently resided at
434 SW 174th St., Normandy Park WA 98166-3738

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Service: Saturday, Mar 23, 2013, at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
15246 21st Ave. SW , Burien 98166 ... 206-242-4575

Lorraine “Larry” Evonne MUTO’s Life Story:
Lorraine Muto (known as Larry to family and friends), 89, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

Larry was born on her family’s farm in Nezperce, Idaho, where she lived with her parents, Lella and Herbert Booth, and her older brother, Don. She lived in Kamiah and then Kellogg, Idaho, graduating from Kellogg High School in 1940. Larry attended Northwestern Business College in Spokane, Washington, and met Herman Muto at her first job as office cashier for Greenough’s Grocery Store.
Larry and Herman were married in 1943 and moved first to Portland, Oregon, then to Seattle for Herman’s job as a pilot for Northwest Airlines. They built a home in Normandy Park in 1954 and raised their family among a wonderful group of neighbors who became good friends. Larry was an active member of the community. She helped organize neighborhood salmon bakes at the Cove, was a Camp Fire group leader for three of her daughters, and held leadership positions in Camp Fire’s Central Puget Sound Council, including coordinating candy sales (which meant that her freezer was always full of Camp Fire mints!). She has been a member of “The Sprouts,” a Washington Park Arboretum Garden Club, since 1955.

Larry went back to work at age 50 at the Highline Community College bookstore. During her 11 years at the bookstore, her co-workers became another group of lifelong friends. Each new activity after retirement, including yoga and swimming, brought a new group of friends. Larry and Herman were also active members of the Retired Northwest Pilot’s Association (RNPA) and together they published the RNPA Newsletter for 18 years.
Family and friends were Larry’s priorities and she will be dearly missed by her children, Donna Cummings (Jim), Paul Muto (Myrna), Marilyn Hovey (Mike), Marcia Muto Flynn (Jim), and Sheila Millman (Ed); 13 grandchildren; 8 grandchildren-in-law; 10 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Larry was preceded in death by her brother, Don, and her husband of 57 years, Herman Muto.
Services will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Burien at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

A favorite charity was the Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle.
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Lorraine "Larry" Evonne Muto
December 18, 1923 ~ March 6, 2013

Memorial Service at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 15226 21st Ave SW, Burien, WA at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013. Guestbook at: www.bonneywatson.com
.Published in The Seattle Times on March 17, 2013.

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Herman P. Muto: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Herman P. Muto
State of Issue: Washington
Date of Birth: June 05, 1913
Date of Death: January 11, 2001
Age at Death: 87 years, 7 months, 6 days

Friday, March 22, 2013

WA/DL Capt. David V. Foster

~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL Capt. David V. Foster
February 14, 1951 ~ March 13, 2013

  
Word has been received with the news of the passing of WA/DL pilot Captain David Vernon Foster, age 61 . Captain Foster had been hospitalized at the time of his passing. Captain Foster hired on with Western 08-01-1977 and had not yet retired hoping to return to flying after sick leave. He was based LAX.
Captain Foster had most recently resided at
25101 Perch Drive , Dana Point CA 92629-2043.
The family invites you to an open house and celebration of Dave’s life on Saturday, April 6th, from 1:00-4:00 PM, with an Honor Guard Ceremony at 2:00 PM. Please join the family at the Dana Point “West” Yacht Club,
24601 Dana Drive, Dana Point CA 92629 ... (949)661-1185
The family has requested everyone wear “Hawaiian” attire to honor Dave’s love of the water and the islands.
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CELEBRATION OF LIFE AND OPEN HOUSE
In Memory of Capt. DAVID V. FOSTER
(1951 – 2013)
Saturday, April 6th, 2013
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Honor Guard Ceremony – 2:00 PM
Dana Point “West” Yacht Club
24601 Dana Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949)661-1185
Attire: Family has requested everyone wear “Hawaiian” attire to honor Dave’s love of the water and the islands.
Hello All,
Attached is the information regarding the Celebration of Life/Open House to honor the memory of Captain Dave Foster. As a reminder, the family has requested that pilots attending wear Hawaiian shirts to honor Dave’s love of the water and the islands. If anyone would like to send flowers to Danny (son) and Jena (daughter), please send them to the following address:
Danny and Jena Foster
19 Fair Elms
Laguna Nigel, CA 92677
(949)584-0801
We look forward to seeing you there to honor Dave’s memory.

Carolyn Harr, wife of DL Capt. Michael 'Mike' Harr

~ IN MEMORY ~
Carolyn Ann Harr, wife of DL Capt. Mike Harr
January 9, 1945 ~ March 20, 2013




News has been received with the passing of Carolynn Sims Harr, wife of DL Capt. Michael G. ‘Mike’ Harr. Carolyn was 68 years of age at the time of her passing due to complications of liver cancer. To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com/ Obituary and service information may also be viewed on our blogspot at http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
Personal condolences may be sent to the Harr family at
1112 Lake Placid Drive , Griffin GA 30224-5334 .. (770) 228-5424
Captain Harr can also be reached via email at c190guy@gmail.com 

A memorial service will be held for Carolyn on Sunday March 24th at the First United Methodist Church of Griffin at 2:00 PM with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Griffin, 1401 Maple Drive, Griffin GA 30224; or to the Griffin Area Concert Association, 1131 Skyline Drive, Griffin GA 30224. Captain Harr invites as many of you as are able to attend and celebrate the life of his wife Carolyn.

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03-21-2013     We lost her at 11:53 yesterday as she had been at the local hospital for a procedure we have had to have done on a regular basis on Tuesday. While driving her back home Tuesday about 16:00 she seemed okay but as I got out to help her up the steps she dropped down in the car seat, and was not able to talk or react to my voice.

I tried to call as many as I could yesterday (after losing her) and forgive me for the impersonal manner I am sending this out but I would like you all to know (and attend if you can) so am this sending it off. It will be in the Griffin Ga paper and two newspapers in Missouri (Mexico & Centraila) tomorrow and Saturday.

Love to all,
Matthew, Meredith, & Mike

Carolyn’s life story:
Carolyn Sims Harr of Griffin, Georgia passed away on March 20th from complications due to liver cancer, surrounded by her friends and family, she was 68 years old. Born in Mexico, Missouri to Jennie Pearl and Charles Fred Sims, Carolyn went on to graduate from Central Missouri State with a BA in English in 1967 and spent a brief period as a teacher until she married her college sweetheart, Mike, later that year. Choosing to leave her profession of teaching, Carolyn became a homemaker and mother to two children, a son, Matt, and a daughter, Meredith. Community involvement was always very important to Carolyn. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Griffin and became a beloved member of the Dunkers Sunday school class with whom she shared many experiences and memories, while helping to better their community through outreach projects. Carolyn was also involved in several other community organizations, many times as president, including the Utility Club, the Newcomer's Club, president of the Election board, president of the Community Concerts, the United Methodist Women's group, the Garden Club, Bridge Club, the Love Circle FUMC, and a founding member of the Sicos where she formed some of her closest friendships. As her children aged, Carolyn became close with many of their friends, often being called a "second" mother by many who often found her warm and caring nature to be invaluable. Always quick with a laugh, Carolyn was kind, loving, and always put the needs of others above her own. In her later years, she found the most joy in spending time with her three grandsons, Dylan, Edward, and Charles. Her smile would beam the brightest when they were around and watching them grow up was a constant source of joy for her. Carolyn will be greatly missed by her family and many close friends with whom she shares so many memories, immense love, and joyful experiences. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Michael Harr of Griffin, Georgia; son, Matt Harr of Atlanta; daughter and son-in-law, Meredith and Tommy Doyen of Pensacola, Florida; mother, Jennie Pearl Sims of Centralia, Missouri; Sisters, Sue Utterback of Mexico, Missouri and Marilyn Davidson of Tazewell, Virginia; and her three grandsons. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Fred Sims.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday March 24th at the First United Methodist Church at 2:00PM with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made the the First United Methodist Church of Griffin, 1401 Maple Drive Griffin, Georgia 30224; or to the Griffin Area Concert Association, 1131 Skyline Drive Griffin, Georgia 30224

Monday, March 18, 2013

NWA Capt. Herbert J. Johnson

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Herbert ‘Herb’ Johnson
March 15, 1921 ~ March 16, 2013

Notification of the passing of retired NWA pilot and RNPA member Captain Herbert John Johnson , age 92. Captain Johnson hired on with NWA 07-21-1949 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1981.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.lundbergfuneral.com/
Survived by his wife Merry Jo, personal condolences
may be sent to the family at
210 Southwood Drive , Cannon Falls MN 55009-2535 ... (507) 263-2013

Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, March 20 at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 1 pm, with visitation from 12-1 pm, at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls.  

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Herbert J. "Herb" Johnson
Born in Cannon Falls, MN on Mar. 15, 1921
Departed on Mar. 16, 2013 and resided in Cannon Falls, MN.

Visitation: Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2013
Service: Thursday, Mar. 21, 2013
Cemetery: Private

Herbert J. "Herb" Johnson, age 92 of Cannon Falls, retired Northwest Airlines pilot, died on Saturday morning, March 16, 2013 at Angels Care Center in Cannon Falls.

He is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Merry Jo; daughter, Diane Johnson of Cicero, IL; daughter, Linda Johnson of Eagan; son Scott and daughter-in-law Tesha Johnson of Cannon Falls; grandchildren Erik Johnson, Shea-Lynn (Luc) Ramthun, and Lindsey Johnson; brother-in-law John Robertson, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert V. E. and Eleda (Swanson) Johnson; his sister, Jeannette Robertson, and his brother, Irving Johnson.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, March 20 at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 1 pm, with visitation from 12-1 pm, at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls.

Memorials are preferred to Angels Care Center of Cannon Falls or St. Croix Hospice.

NEA/DL Capt. William R. Waters


Obituary/life story:
....no services will be held as was Bill’s wishes.

WILLIAM ROSSITER WATERS
February 3, 1919 ~ 03-14-2013

William ("Bill") Rossiter Waters passed away peacefully at his home in Stuart, FL, on the morning of March 14, 2013, after several months of declining health. He was 94. Born on February 3, 1919, in Montclair, NJ, he was the son of Rossiter Lester Waters and Katherine Wilson Morrison Waters. Bill grew up in Sea Bright, NJ, and was graduated from The Lawrenceville School in 1938. He left university to attend a federally sponsored flight training program and eventually became an instructor. He joined Northeast Airlines as a co-pilot shortly before WWII. When war broke out he joined the Navy where he flew transport planes for the duration of the war. He returned to his career at Northeast Airlines (later merged with Delta). He quickly rose to Captain and was eventually qualified in virtually every aircraft owned by Northeast and Delta Airlines from the DC3 to his retirement on the L1011. He continued his involvement in flying well into his 80s, 36 years as a commercial pilot and another 25 years in private aviation. He closed his log books with over 30,000 hours logged. He was a proud member of the Quiet Birdmen, SUA Hanger. Bill always had a good story, enjoyed a good laugh, and drove his 3-wheeled motorcycle into his early 90s. He is survived by his 7th wife, Joan, 7 children, 7 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. At Bill's request, no services will be held. His ashes are to be interred at the family cemetery in Connecticut. If words could sum up Bill's life: He never met a woman he didn't like.

.Published in the TC Palm on March 26, 2013

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~ IN MEMORY ~
NEA/DL Capt. William ‘Bill’ Waters
February 3, 1919 ~ 03-14-2013

Word has been received that NEA/DL retired pilot and Delta Pioneers member Captain William Rossiter Waters has passed away at the age of 94. Bill hired on with Northeast 06-08-1942 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1979.
Survived by his wife Joan personal condolences may be sent to their home at
937 SE Westminster Place , Stuart FL 34997-5591 ... (305) 274-9594
To date I have not been able to locate an online obituary. Arrangements are not yet known. 
Thank you,
~ Carol
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Subject: Bill Waters
Date: March 16, 2013 8:11:59 AM EDT
To: "Chaudoin, George" <oeg1011@comcast.net>
I have been informed that Bill Waters passed away on 14th of March at his home in Stuart, FL. Bill was 94 yrs. old.

DL Capt. Henry 'Hank' Rimmer

~ IN MEMORY ~
Air Force veteran, DL Capt. Henry C. Rimmer Jr.
June 12, 1943 ~ March 7, 2013


Word has been received with news of the passing of retired DL pilot Captain Henry ‘Hank’ Rimmer, age 69. Henry Clay Rimmer Jr. was born/raised in Vallejo, California. After his military service Captain Rimmer hired on with Delta Air Lines 01-29-1973 and retired in 2003 at the mandatory age 60, based ATL/030. Survived by his wife Christina personal condolences may be sent to the Rimmer family at
4021 Jordan Lake Drive , Marietta GA 30062-5785 ... (770) 977-1676
I believe the Rimmers can also be reached via email at christina.l.rimmer@gmail.com

Arrangements were entrusted to H. M. Patterson & Son, Canton Hill Chapel in Marietta GA. I’m not aware of an online guestbook, services were private.
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Obituary:
Henry C. Rimmer Jr., 69, of Marietta, GA passed away at home after battling cancer. He was born in Vallejo, CA and attended St. Basil's and St. Vincent's H.S., Class of 1961. He was active in many sports, but had a lifelong passion for baseball and golf. Hank eventually went on to St. Mary's and ultimately graduated from U.C. Berkeley. He served in the U.S. Air Force initially as an intelligence officer at March AFB, where he met his wife Chris. He completed USAF pilot training at Webb AFB, in Big Spring, TX. He flew several years as an active duty fighter pilot instructor prior to accepting a position with Delta Airlines. The Rimmer's lived in Miami, FL , New Orleans, LA and eventually settled in Marietta, Georgia. Flying several jet fighters throughout his 20 year career in the USAF, including the F-100, F-4 and F-15 , he retired from the 122nd TFS , Louisiana ANG as a

Lieutenant Colonel. He also retired from Delta Airlines after a 30 year career, as a Captain of the 767-400.

He is survived by his wife of 45 yrs. Christina and his two sons Matthew and Gregory, Greg's wife Teresa and his grandchildren Ian, Sam and Emily.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Patrick - St. Vincent HS in Vallejo,CA or cancer research.
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Henry Clay Rimmer Jr., 69, of Marietta died Thursday. Private service will be held. H.M. Patterson & Son, Canton Hill.

.Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on March 13, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

DL Capt. Tad Alan Grisham

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Tad Alan Grisham
April 14, 1958 ~ March 2, 2013

Word has been received with news of the passing of Air Force veteran and DL Captain Tad Alan Grisham, age 54. Captain Grisham hired on with Delta 10-24-1988. The Grisham family suffered another loss just 10 months ago with the death of Tad’s mother Peggy. Captain Grisham is survived by his wife Judy and their two sons, and is also survived by his father Merle. Personal condolences may be sent to the Grisham family at
804 Andrean Way , Peachtree City GA 30269-3803 ... (770) 631-4973

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at www.mowellfuneralhome.com/  
Captain Grisham’s obituary may also be viewed our our blogspot at http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/   
A memorial service was held March 5th at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Georgia.

 
Biography:
Mr. Tad Alan Grisham, 54, of Peachtree City, died March 2, 2013. After graduating from the Air Force Academy, Tad served 8 years in the United States Air Force. He then began a career with Delta Airlines as a pilot that lasted over 24 years. He was also active in coaching with the Lazers and the Lightning soccer programs for over 15 years. He was member of Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church since 1999.

He was preceded in death by his mother Peggy Grisham. He is survived by his wife Judy Grisham of Peachtree City; sons Mathew Grisham and Davis Grisham, both of Atlanta; father Merle Grisham of Jasper, GA; sister Nancy & Tim Jackson of McDonough and his brother Ross & Stephanie Grisham of Jasper.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church. Pastor Fritz Wiese and Pastor Miriam Beecher will officiate. A reception will follow the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Tad’s memory to Southwest Christian Care or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Carl J Mowell & Son, Peachtree City.

Memorial Service:
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 1:00 PM at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church
A reception will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.

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Peggy Grisham : Obituary
Posted by Staff Writer in Obituaries Tuesday, May 1, 2012

   Mrs. Peggy Ann Grisham passed away on April 28, 2012 in the Sunshine Manor of Jasper, GA.
   Mrs. Peggy Ann Grisham, daughter of Harvey and Barbara Ellen Warren Paulsell, was born August 5, 1933, in Rolla, Missouri. She was united in marriage to Merle Grisham on May 17, 1952, at the First Presbyterian Church in Rolla, Missouri. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents.
   A Memorial Service for Peggy will be held on Tuesday, May 1st in the Henry Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA. at 3:00pm with visitation beginning at 2:00.
She is survived by her husband, a brother, Robert E. Paulsell and family of Tremont, Illinois. She is also survived by three children and four grandchildren. Peggy dearly loved her family. The first child, a son, Tad Alan, was born April 14, 1958, in Drexel Hill, PA. Nancy Ellen, the second child, was born October 22, 1960, also in Drexel Hill, PA. Ross David, the third child, was born August 15, 1970, in Decatur, GA. Peggy's grandchildren are Mathew Grisham of Atlanta, Davis Grisham of Orlando, Fl, Taylor Jackson of McDonough, GA, and Casey Jackson of Athens, GA.
   The many moves and the hardship of relocating were brought about through her husband's railroad career. When the family moved to Georgia in the late 1960's Peggy took a secretarial job in the Georgia State Senate, a job she seemed to have been in training for since high school.
   Peggy had graduated from high school as the valedictorian of her class at age sixteen. She had worked as a secretary to the local district attorney. She declined a scholarship at Southern Methodist to care for her ailing father, then attended business school where she met her husband to be.  In later years at the Georgia State Senate, she worked as a secretary and later became an Administrative Assistant. The politics surrounding the State Senate was most interesting to Peggy.
   Peggy's children and her family life brought her the greatest joy. Her religion and church participation began in the early stages of her life in the Christian church. She enjoyed teaching children's Sunday school classes at the First Christian Church in Donelson, Tenn. and chapel Woods Presbyterian Church in Decatur, GA.


Writing, reading, sewing and knitting were Peggy's most enjoyable hobbies.


She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Arrangements were entrusted to the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home of Blue Ridge, GA.

DL Capt. Anthony J. Drewry

~ IN MEMORY ~
Vietnam war veteran, DL Capt. Anthony J. Drewry
May 25, 1939 ~ January 4, 2013

Please forgive belated notification of the passing of Air Force veteran and retired DL pilot Captain Anthony John Drewry, age 73. Captain Drewry hired on with Delta 03-14-1969 and retired at the mandatory age 60, based ATL/030.
To view the obituary online please visit the funeral home website at www.caldwellandcowan.com/ or our blogspot at http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/

Survived by his wife Melody Mason Drewry, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
138 Dixie Road , Covington GA 30014-4815 ... (770) 787-4850
Services were held January 6th at The Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, Covington GA.


Anthony DREWRY: Newspaper Obituary
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA) - Saturday, January 5, 2013

ANTHONY JOHN DREWRY
Anthony John Drewry of Covington, passed away January 4, 2013, at the age of 73. He led a charmed life. Among his many achievements, he was a Captain in the US Air force, received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in the Vietnam war, flew as a Captain for Delta for 32 years, and traveled all over the world. His greatest joys are those that have survived him. His friendships were life-long as well, and he will be missed by the Birthday Club and his Air force buddies. Survivors include the love of his life, Melody Mason Drewry, who he was fortunate to have been married to for 45 years; three loving daughters, three devoted sons-in-law, 8 grandchildren; as well as a brother in Louisville. Services will be held Sunday, January 6, 3:00 PM, at The Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 2:00-3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Wounded Warrior Project at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ 
www.caldwellandcowan.com to place online condolences 770-786-7062
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Anthony J. Drewry: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Anthony J. Drewry
State of Issue: Kentucky
Date of Birth: Thursday May 25, 1939
Date of Death: Friday January 04, 2013
Age at Death: 73 years, 7 months, 10 days

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WA/DL Capt. William R. 'Bill' Finley

~ IN MEMORY ~
Vietnam war veteran, WA/DL Capt. William R. ‘Bill’ Finley
May 16, 1930 ~ March 10, 2013


Notification of the passing of WA/DL pilot Captain Bill Finley, age 82. Captain Finley hired on with Western 07-22-1957 and retired with Delta, based LAX & SLC.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
Survived by his wife Patsy personal condolences may be sent to the family at
1119 W 6th St., Brady TX 76825-5341 .... (325) 597-0435

Services will be held 10:00am Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Brady TX. Interment will follow with military honors at Gooch Cemetery in Mason. The family will receive friends this evening from 6pm to 8pm at the First Baptist Church in Brady.
 
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William R. 'Bill' Finley: Newspaper Obituary

BRADY — Funeral services for William R. "Bill" Finley, 82, of Brady will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Brady, with the Rev. Frank Banda officiating. Burial will follow in Honors Gooch Cemetery in Mason. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Brady.
He died Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Fort Worth.
He was born May 16,1930, in Aurora, Colo. He was a pilot for Delta Airlines and a member of the First Baptist Church in Brady. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Finley of Brady; son, Jim Finley and wife Charlotte of Fort Worth; daughter, Becky Finley; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Finley.
.Published Brownwood Bulletin (TX) - Monday, March 11, 2013
Leatherwood Memorial Chapels

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Bill Finley

(May 16, 1930 - March 10, 2013)

William R. "Bill" Finley went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2013.

Bill was born May 16, 1930 in Aurora Colorado. He attended Colorado A&M where he received a degree in Forestry Entomology. He then entered flight school at Goodfellow Airforce Base in San Angelo Texas. There, he met his beautiful wife Patsy Shearer, they were married for 58 years. He became a flight instructor, a Vietnam War Veteran and a pilot for Delta Airlines. He then retired to his ranch in 1985 after a 33 year career in Aviation. With his wife Patsy, he took his family on a fantastic life journey, living in Japan, California, Colorado and then Texas. He was always busy with his many projects including his cows, and almost always some kind of building project. He loved his grandchildren, spending time teaching them things only a grandfather can. He had a special relationship with his daughter Becky who would often help him with tasks around the house and at the Ranch. All his life he had a passion for those in need and where he could share his passion for God and his belongings. More than once he brought teenagers to live with his family while they needed help. He also took up Missionary work in Ukraine and Mexico, collecting clothes and money to build churches and schools. After his retirement, he became a Baptist Minister and traveled around central Texas preaching and helping those in need. Bill taught his children and those around him to love God, to have passion in your life, to work hard, to believe in yourself and your abilities, and to give of yourself and your possessions to those in need. Bill made a difference. He leaves this world a better place because of what he did and how he treated those around him.

Bill is survived by his wife Patsy; children Becky Finley and Jim Finley and his wife Charlotte; sister Mary Lou Finley, his grandchildren, Ashley Finley, Amber Finley, Austin Finley, Nathan Mahand, and Ryan Mahand. He is preceded in death by his daughter Sarah Finley and brother Richard.

Services will be held 10:00am Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Brady with Reverend Nathan Mahand officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at Gooch Cemetery in Mason. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6pm to 8pm at the First Baptist Church in Brady. Friends may sign the online memorial guest book at www.leatherwoodmemorialchapels.com 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the William R. “Bill” Finley Memorial Account at the Commercial National Bank, P.O. Box 591, Brady, Texas 76825.

Monday, March 11, 2013

RW/NWA Capt. Burton Dupree

~ IN MEMORY ~
RW/NWA Capt. Burton L. Dupree
May 24, 1932 ~ February 18, 2013

Captain Burton Lynn Dupree, 80, passed away peacefully on February 18 in Menlo Park, California.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday March 16 with Mathew Dutton-Gillett officiating at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at 330 Ravenswood Avenue in Menlo Park CA

In 1966, he began a career with Pacific Airlines, merging into Air West, later Hughes Airwest, merging into Republic, then bought by Northwest, retiring from Northwest Airlines in 1992.
Burton was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Karen Ann Westbrook, and son John Marc Dupree, who is survived by his wife Christine Jameson Dupree. (Son John was also a pilot for NWA. John passed away Christmas Day 2011 at the age of 52.)

Captain Dupree is survived by his wife Sabra; his children and their spouses. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
152 E Creek Drive , Menlo Park CA 94025-3660 ... (650) 323-2082
Complete obituaries below.......
Burton was born in Pioneer, Texas, to Burton Jacob Dupree and Lydia Anderson Dupree on May 24, 1932. He graduated from Denver City High School. He rode an Indian, a James, and a Harley, passing that love on; all the children rode for a time. Burton began a long-term love affair with flying, soloing after three hours in a Piper Cub.

He completed a B.A. in design. At Texas Tech, he majored in architecture, landscape architecture, and design and served as Colonel of Cadets in the R.O.T.C. his senior year. In 1956, he began ten years of active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In Central America 1959-1962 he supported the mapping mission of the 937th Engineers as part of the Inter-American Geodetic Survey in both fixed-wing craft and helicopters, and in 1964-1965 flew as a pilot in Viet Nam, leaving active duty in 1966. He then served for ten years in the 91st Division (Reserve) Aviation Section, retiring as a major.

In 1966, he began a career with Pacific Airlines, merging into Air West, later Hughes Airwest, merging into Republic, then bought by Northwest, retiring from Northwest Airlines in 1992. That love of flying was passed on for two more generations.

Burton was widely known for his cartoons, and he did them of almost everyone he met. He loved to fish and to simply be in nature. The children grew up going to parks and fishing. He traveled in Vanagons for decades. He volunteered, washing dishes at St. Anthony’s Dining Room and driving a forklift at the Second Harvest Food Bank. Every day, he was at Peet’s coffee shops with friends. He attended the Humanist Community; a poetry group; a dinner group; and the Men’s Group at Woodside Village Church.

Burton was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Karen Ann Westbrook, and son John Marc Dupree, who is survived by his wife Christine Jameson Dupree.

Burton is survived by his wife Sabra; his children and their spouses James and Wanda Dupree, Walter and Virginia Dupree Waik, David Jacob Dupree; and grandchildren Kimberly, Jeffrey, Lydia, Robert, Megan, Erin, Abigail, Olivia, Marc, Elizabeth, Scott, and Christian.

Our family wishes to extend our deepest thanks to the staff of the Veterans Administration Community Living Center, Building 360 at 795 Willow Road in Menlo Park, who provided the best of professional loving care.

Memorials may be sent to the art department at Willow Oaks School, 620 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.
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Burton Dupree came to work at Pacific Air lines in August 1966 after ten years as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a helicopter and fixed-wing pilot, including service in Viet Nam. He contributed cartoons in social contexts and to the training department, especially to Steve Cramer. He served in seven locations. His son John followed in his steps, joining Republic in October 1985 and flew as Burt's copilot before Burt retired in 1992 to 152 East Creek Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025.
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John Marc Dupree
February 18, 1959 ~ December 25, 2011
DUPREE, JOHN MARC; age 52; of Manchester, MI; passed away December 25, 2011, at Chelsea Retirement Community. John was born February 18, 1959, in Killeen, TX to Burton L. and Sabra H. (Wisely) Dupree. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of nearly 29 years, Christine Jamieson, whom he married on December 28, 1982 in Keller, TX; children, Megan Elizabeth Dupree (Timothy) Calhoun of Indiana, PA, Erin Lane Dupree (Peter) Jakubowski of Milwaukee, WI, Abigail Christine Dupree (Kenny) Polston of Dacula, GA, Olivia Claire Dupree of Manchester, Marc Andrew Dupree of Manchester, Elizabeth Ann Dupree of Manchester, Scott Jamieson Dupree of Manchester, Christian Matthew Dupree of Manchester; parents, Burton and Sabra Dupree of Menlo Park, CA; siblings, James L. Dupree of Bloomington, MN, Virginia A. Dupree Waik of San Mateo, CA, David J. Dupree of Menlo Park, CA. John was preceded in death by his infant son, Sebastian Dupree. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed as a Pilot with Northwest Airlines until his retirement in 2005, and a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor. John will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A Christian Farewell Gathering will (today) Thursday, December 29, 2011 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2065 S. Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor. A Christian Farewell Service will be held on Friday at the church at 11 a.m. with Pastor Michael D. Frison officiating. Private Interment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Manchester. In honor of John, memorial donations may be shared with the Duprees through the John M. Dupree Memorial Trust, established at Lake Trust Credit Union. Please sign John's guestbook at
either of the Farewells, or you may wish to leave a message of comfort for his family by calling 877-231-7900. .Published in Heritage on December 29, 2011

Sunday, March 10, 2013

WAL Capt. William S. 'Bill' Cole

~ IN MEMORY ~
WAL Capt. William S. ‘Bill’ Cole
October 24, 1920 ~ February 13, 2013


  

Please forgive if duplicate information....
word has been received that WWII veteran and retired WAL Captain William Stanley Cole passed away on February 13th at the age of 92. I believe Bill was born/raised in Indiana. Captain Cole hired on with Western 10-20-1944 and retired with Western at the mandatory age 60 in 1980. He was based LAX, then HNL prior to retiring.

Services for Captain Cole were private. Survived by his wife Barbara ‘Bobby’, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
46830 Amir Drive , Palm Desert CA 92260-5830 ... (760) 568-1209

Thank you,
~ Carol

Saturday, March 9, 2013

NWA Capt. Timothy M. Kelley

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Timothy M. Kelley
November 27, 1952 ~ March 5, 2013
Notification of the passing of retired NWA pilot Timothy Kelley, age 60. Tim hired on with Northwest 05-11-1981 and retired early due to a medical issue. Tim’s obituary notes that services will be private. A Memorial for friends to celebrate Tim's life is being planned for the end of next month in Boston...date/time to be advised.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.bradyfallon.com/ or

Survived by his mother and his siblings, perhaps the best contact for the family would be mother Virginia M. Kelley at
18 Homestead Road , Sagamore Beach MA 02562-2432,
or brother Daniel W. Kelley Jr. at
PO Box 569 , Stratham NH 03885-0569.


TIMOTHY M. KELLEY
Obituary:

Age 60, of Cambridge, Mass, passed away on March 5th. He was a loving and caring family member and friend. Although his first priority seemed to be helping people, Tim lead an extraordinary life, filled with adventure and world travel. He loved flying, and had flown professionally for over two decades. As an accomplished, airline pilot, with Northwest Airlines, he flew the giant, Boeing 747, "Jumbo Jet", over several continents. After a medical issue ended his aviation career, his love of learning, coupled with his innate desire to help others, led him to the study of acupuncture. He developed a successful practice in acupuncture for over 13 years. He was the primary coordinator for a special conference of experts, held annually in Spain, for the study of treatment methods for those suffering from addictions. He was a member of the Trustees of Reservation, a conservation group, and a contributor to WGBH-TV. He was a 1970's graduate of Nathaniel Hawthorne College in NH (BS in Aviation Science), and a 2000 graduate of the NE School of Acupuncture. Although Tim left us much too soon, those who knew and loved him, are grateful to have had him in our lives. Tim was preceded in death by his father, Daniel W. Kelley, and his younger brother, James J. Kelley. Beloved son of Virginia M. Kelley of Sagamore Beach, MA; beloved brother and brother-in-law of Daniel W. Kelley, Jr. and Marianne V. Kelley of Stratham, NH; beloved brother of Elizabeth A. Kelley of Warwick, RI, and Katherine G. Kelley of Boston, MA; beloved uncle of Steven Cullen of Seattle, WA, and Brian C. Kelley of Stratham, NH. Services private. Family only. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Wounded Warriors Project or WGBH-TV, in Tim's name. For guestbook condolences www.bradyfallon.com

Brady & Fallon Funeral Home , 617 524 0861
.Published in The Boston Globe on March 10, 2013

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TIMOTHY M. KELLEY

Tim was a loving and caring son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. It doesn’t matter what your relationship with Tim was, you always knew that, whenever you needed him most – he’d be there. Although his first priority in life seemed to be helping others, he led a life of adventure, spontaneity, and world travel. He was always curious to learn new things. He possessed an incredible range of interests and knowledge. Whether it was to learn why a certain phenomenon occurred in outer space, or the “ hows and whys”, behind the construction of a historic building, Tim would keep researching, until he found the answer. He had a deep love, respect, and interest in nature. He was a member of the Trustees of Reservation, a New England conservation group. He was a member/contributor of WGBH-TV, the public broadcasting station in Boston. As most of us know, WGBH airs wonderful programs covering a wide range of topics from nature to different cultures, and much in between – which reflect Tim’s own intellectual curiosity and love of learning. The world of aviation was the world that he loved most! He was one of those rare people, fortunate enough, to find his true passion, and then work hard to develop it into a rewarding career. Tim had proven himself to be one of those rare pilots, who went from soloing a small plane at age 16, to piloting one of the largest and most advanced aircraft in the world – the Boeing 747, “Jumbo Jet”. He flew the 747 over several continents, for Northwest Airlines. Although medical issues brought a premature end to his beloved flying career, his zest for life and love of world travel continued. His personal travels had taken him all over the world. In spite of the loss of his aviation career, his love of learning, coupled with his innate desire to help people, had led him to the study of acupuncture and Eastern healing methods, and philosophy. He was a practicing acupuncturist for 13 years. He found avenues to help others. Each year, he worked hard to coordinate a special conference in Spain, where experts met to discuss treatment for addictions. All of us who knew Tim Kelley, who felt his healing touch, or who had benefited by his help, during a crisis, loved him. Although he left us much too soon, we are grateful to have had him in our lives.

Tim was a 1970’s graduate of Nathaniel Hawthorne College, NH, with a BS degree in Aviation Science. He was also a 2000 graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture. Tim was preceeded in death by his father, Daniel W. Kelley, and his younger brother, James J. Kelley. Beloved son of Virginia M. Kelley, of Sagamore Beach, MA; beloved brother and brother-in-law of Daniel W. Kelley, Jr. and Marianne V. Kelley, of Stratham, NH; beloved brother of Elizabeth A. Kelley of Warwick, RI and Katherine G.Kelley of Boston, MA; beloved uncle of Steven Cullen, of Seattle WA, and Brian C. Kelley, of Stratham, NH. Loved by Shane, Page, Raegen, and Jackson Conaty of MN. Services private. Family only. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in Tim’s name. A Memorial for friends to Celebrate Tim's Life is being planned for the end of next month in Boston and we will let people know.

Brady Fallon Funeral Home and Cremation Service
10 Tower Street
Boston, MA USA 02130
617-524-0861