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Thursday, May 30, 2013

NWA Lee R. Trousdale

~In Memory~
NWA Lee R. Trousdale
Born 9/20/1919 Death 5/22/2013

I wish to thank Richard Moller for sharing the sad news of the passing of retired NWA  Lee Trousdale.  Below you will see the notice and obituary with the address of Rita his living spouse who can receive your condolences.  Thank you.

Lee Richard Trousdale
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"Lee (second from the left in photo) was a constant support..."
- Elizabeth Campbell
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Lee Richard Trousdale

Lee Richard Trousdale, 73, of Mercer Island, passed away suddenly of a stroke May 22, 2013, surrounded by family. Lee is survived by his wife of 36 years, Rita, his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Daria, his brother, Greg, his brother- and sister-in-law, Louis and Dee Cella and many cousins.

Lee was born September 20, 1939 in Walla Walla, and raised there. He was introduced when young to guitar, Spanish and ham radio (W7VOL, K7VL), which became lifelong passions.

Lee attended the UW, graduated in 1961, majored in Spanish literature and minored in psychology and engineering. Lee spent his junior year in Mexico City. His interest in international affairs foreshadowed a long career in international business and foreign relations, including with the U.S. Army, Northwest Airlines and Boeing in strategic international sales. He did business in over 40 countries. Later he became British Vice Consul for the Pacific NW and worked at Rockwell-Collins for over a decade, retiring in 2002.

In retirement, Lee enjoyed tennis, ham radio, public policy, travel, friends and family. He was a member of the Mercer Island Country Club, Western Washington DX Club of Ham Radio Operators and Seattle Consular Corps. He recently achieved dual Italian-American citizenship.

Despite battling pancreatic cancer for almost 6 years, Lee was in excellent shape, energetic, playing tennis regularly and full of zest for life. He was very spiritual. While this is shocking, losing Lee at the peak of his game is the best his family could have hoped for. He will be greatly missed, but his spirit will never be far.

Lee's funeral mass will take place at St. Monica's, Mercer Island, Wednesday, May 29, 11 a.m., followed by a celebration of life. More details at http://bonneywatson.com/obituaries/detail.html?id=4660. Heartfelt thanks to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Swedish Hospital Cherry Hill ICU staff. Donations may be made to the SCCA.
Published in The Seattle Times on May 26, 2013

Send condolences to:
Rita Trousdale
7802 SE 76th st
Mercer Island, WA   98040

Notice provider:
Contact Name        richard moller
Contact Email       cindick@comcast.net
Contact Phone       2062750796

Full Obituary:

Lee Richard Trousdale, 73, of Mercer Island, WA, passed away suddenly of a stroke May 22, 2013, surrounded by family.  Lee is survived by his wife of 36 years, Rita, his son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Daria, of San Francisco, CA, his brother, Greg, of Seattle, WA, his brother- and sister-in-law, Louis and Dee Cella, of Renton, WA, and many cousins.

Lee was born September 20, 1939 in Walla Walla, WA to Richard and Nina Trousdale.  He attended schools in Walla Walla and graduated from Walla Walla High School, class of 1957, where he was a member of the National Honor Society.  Lee was introduced at a young age to both guitar and Spanish, which would become lifelong passions.  As a child, he took up ham radio (originally operating as W7VOL, and later in life, as K7VL), and even fabricated some of his own ham radio equipment and hi-fi gear.

Lee attended the University of Washington and graduated in 1961.  At the UW, Lee majored in Spanish literature and minored in psychology and engineering.  For his junior year, Lee moved to Mexico City to study abroad.  This keen interest in international affairs foreshadowed a long career to come in international business and foreign relations.

Lee served in the U.S. Army as an interrogator, then moved on to Northwest Airlines’ management program, which included time in Japan.  Lee spent many years in strategic international sales for Boeing, focused on South America.  He did business in over 40 countries.  Later he would become the British Vice Consul for the Pacific Northwest.  Lee returned to his passion for airplanes and avionics at Rockwell-Collins, where he was manager of customer relations for over a decade, and retired in 2002.

In retirement, Lee enjoyed playing tennis, completing his radio conquest of the globe, influencing public policy, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.  He was a member of the Mercer Island Country Club, the Western Washington DX Club of Ham Radio Operators, the Mercer Island Emergency Management Team, and the Seattle Consular Corps.  He also recently achieved dual Italian-American citizenship.

Despite battling metastatic pancreatic cancer for almost 6 years, Lee was in excellent shape, full of energy, playing tennis twice a week, and brimming with zest for life.  He was always a very spiritual man.  While his loss has been shocking and full of grief, losing him at the peak of his game is the best that his family could have hoped for.  He will be greatly missed, but his spirit will never be far from us.

Lee’s funeral mass will take place at St. Monica’s Parish on Mercer Island (4311 88th Ave SE), Wednesday, May 29, at 11 a.m.  A Celebration of Life in Lee's honor will take place later in the day at the Mercer Island Country Club (8700 SE 71st St), at 4:30 p.m., open to friends and family.

Heartfelt thanks to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) and the ICU staff of Swedish Hospital Cherry Hill.  Donations may be made to the SCCA (http://www.seattlecca.org/scca-make-a-donation.cfm).

Friday, May 24, 2013

NWA Capt. Keith E. Finneseth

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Keith E. Finneseth
June 22, 1932 ~ May 23, 2013 

Word has been received of the passing of retired NWA pilot and RNPA/Retired Northwest Pilots Association member Captain Keith Eugene Finneseth, age 80. Captain Finneseth hired on with Northwest 12-01-1958 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1992.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
Survived by his wife Verna personal condolences may be sent to
P.O. Box 944 , Burnsville MN 55337-0944 ... (952) 890-0670
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 30th at White Funeral Home located in Burnsville with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to service. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers please consider memorials of your choice.
Thank you,
~ Carol 
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Obituary:
Keith Eugene Finneseth, age 80 of Burnsville formerly of Minot, ND, passed away May 23, 2013. Keith was a Pilot with NWA for 34 year. He is survived by his loving wife, Verna; sister, Loree Ann (Edward) Pilch; also other loving relatives and friends. Memorial Service 11AM Thursday, May 30, 2013 at White Funeral Home 12804 Nicollet Ave S. Burnsville with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to service. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Burnsville - (952)894-5080
From: RNPA News Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 6:02 AM Subject: Keith Finneseth Arrangements
Keith Finneseth "Flew West" this morning May 23rd and a funeral is planned for him on Thursday May 30th.
Services will be held at the White Funeral Home. Gathering at 10:30 a.m. Service at 11a.m.
Located at 12804 Nicollet Ave.
Burnsville, MN. 55377
952 894 5080
Memorials of your choice are requested by Verna in lieu of flowers.
From: RNPA News Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:49 AM Subject: Keith Finneseth Has Flown West
Keith Finneseth died early this morning, Thursday May 23rd, at a Hospice in Burnsville, MN. He suffered a stroke just over a week ago and entered hospice only recently. No arrangements are known at this time and will be available at a later date.
Steve Towle

From: RNPA News Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 3:12 PM Subject: Keith Finneseth Update
Keith's wife Verna said that she and Keith's sister will look for a hospice residence today. Transfer then would be imminent.
Any cards or other correspondence may be sent to their home:
P.O. Box 944
Burnsville, MN. 55337 –0944

From: RNPA News Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 3:47 PM Subject: Keith Finneseth Update
Steve Towle writes:
Keith Finneseth suffered a stroke last Wednesday, May 15th, and is hospitalized at Fairview Southdale in Edina, Minnesota. At the present time he is conditional. No further details available at this time.

Friday, May 17, 2013

NWA Capt. Ronald R. Sisca

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Ronald R. Sisca
October 20, 1941 ~ May 12, 2013

Notification of the passing of retired NWA pilot Captain Ronald R. Sisca, age 71.
“Ron graduated from Norristown High School, Class of 1959 and Villanova University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology/Chemistry and was pre-med, Class of 1963..........Captain Sisca was a highly experienced and professional military and civilian aviator who began his Naval aviation career at NAS Pensacola, Fla. in 1964 as an Aviation Officer Candidate, proceeding to Pre-flight, basic flight training and later to advanced flight training at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, gaining his Naval Aviator wings in 1966. He then was assigned to a USAF transport squadron at McGuire AFB, flying C-130 aircraft worldwide until that joint UASF/USN unit was disbanded. He was later assigned as a pilot in an electronics communication squadron at NAS Patuxent, Md., until his release from active duty. Once entering the civilian airline community, Ron was a pilot with Eastern Airlines, KIWI Airlines, Zaas Airlines, and later retiring from Northwest Airlines as a Captain........with his airline career, Ron remained in the Navy's weekend reserve component as a transport aircraft commander based at NAS Willow Grove, until his retirement from the Navy with the rank of Captain. During his reserve years, he made several transport missions to and from Vietnam.”

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.reedandsteinbach.com/
Survived by his wife Rebecca personal condolences may be sent to
738 Spring Valley Road , Doylestown PA 18901-3256 ..... (215) 348-1590

Funeral Mass, 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 17, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 East State Street, Doylestown, where the family will receive guests from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.
Thank you,
~ Carol

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Ronald R. Sisca: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Intelligencer, The (Doylestown, PA) - Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ronald R. Sisca of Doylestown, died Sunday, May 12, 2013. He was 71.

Ron was the husband of Rebecca A. Sisca. Born in Norristown, Pa., he was the son of Gabriel Anthony Sisca and Italia Maria Marsella Sisca.

Ron graduated from Norristown High School, Class of 1959 and Villanova University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology/Chemistry and was pre-med, Class of 1963. At Villanova, he participated in The Villanova Singers, Lambda Kappa Delta Fraternity and sang with The Coventry Lads (a folk group with Jim Croce).

Captain Sisca was a highly experienced and professional military and civilian aviator who began his Naval aviation career at NAS Pensacola, Fla. in 1964 as an Aviation Officer Candidate, proceeding to Pre-flight, basic flight training and later to advanced flight training at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, gaining his Naval Aviator wings in 1966. He then was assigned to a USAF transport squadron at McGuire AFB, flying C-130 aircraft worldwide until that joint UASF/USN unit was disbanded. He was later assigned as a pilot in an electronics communication squadron at NAS Patuxent, Md., until his release from active duty.

Once entering the civilian airline community, Ron was a pilot with Eastern Airlines, KIWI Airlines, Zaas Airlines, and later retiring from Northwest Airlines as a Captain. Coincidental with his airline career, Ron remained in the Navy's weekend reserve component as a transport aircraft commander based at NAS Willow Grove, until his retirement from the Navy with the rank of Captain. During his reserve years, he made several transport missions to and from Vietnam.

Ron's love for Bucks County and his 170-year-old farmhouse led him into a local real estate venture with Weichert Realtors (1987-2007) and Keller Williams Real Estate (2009-2013).

Ron's passions included multiple roles in productions at The Town and Country Players Theater, a cantor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, singing with The Country Gentlemen and various other choral groups.

He enjoyed traveling the world, gourmet dining with his wife, playing with his grandchildren, gardening, photography, music, and spending time with loved ones.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Kristen and her husband, John Abboud of San Diego, Calif.; Scott and his wife, Kimberly Sisca of Doylestown, and Stephanie and her husband, Jason Pojar of Boston, Mass.; as well as his five grandchildren, Simon, Jamison, Josslyn Abboud and Brianna and Mariel Sisca. Ron is also survived by his brother, Girard and his wife, Wila Sisca of Collegeville, Pa.; sister, Valerie and her husband, Bob DiRenzo of Collegeville, Pa., and sister, Stephanie and her husband, Jerry Krause of Golden, Colo. Sister, Gabrielle Beres, is by Ron's side in heaven.

Relatives and friends are invited to Ron's Funeral Mass, 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 17, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 East State Street, Doylestown, where the family will receive guests from 10:30 a.m., until the time of Mass. A visitation will also be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 16th at Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, 2335 Lower State Road, Doylestown. Interment will follow Mass at 2 p.m. in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Road, Newtown.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ron's memory may be made to: The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), 4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 202 Bethesda, MD 20814. (Please include your contact information with all donations.)

Reed and Steinbach Funeral Home, Doylestown

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Frankie Shea, wife of DL Capt. Jack Shea

~ IN MEMORY ~
Frankie Jean Shea
March 19, 1938 ~ May 12, 2013

Notification of the passing of Frankie Shea, former DL res agent and wife of Delta Golden Wings member retired DL pilot Captain Jack L. Shea.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.mayeswarddobbins.com/
Survived by her husband Captain Shea, personal condolences may be sent to their home at
4309 Highland View NE , Roswell GA 30075-2006 ... (770) 992-4016

The obituary notes that a celebration of Frankie’s life will be held SATURDAY, but they give the date as May 14th. I suspect they mean May 18th but best to call and verify. Arrangements have been entrusted to

Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home Marietta Chapel, (770) 428-1511. Celebration of Frankie’s life on Saturday at 4:00 pm at the home of the Bell’s, 2346 Tall Timbers Lane, Marietta GA.
Thank you,
~ Carol

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Obituary for Frankie Jean Shea
Frankie Mabry Shea, 75, passed away on May 12, 2013 in Roswell, GA.
She was born in Minden, LA on March 19, 1938. She graduated from Byrd High School and attended Louisiana Tech. While in Shreveport, she worked for Delta Air Lines in reservations, where she met her husband of 52 years, Jack Shea. Frankie was an active member of both the Officer’s Wives Club and the Delta Pilot Wives Club.

A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Frankie cherished spending time with her family. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining for friends and traveling the world with her husband and family.

Frankie is preceded in death by her parents, Pearl and Oscar Bolin, and her brother Jimmy. She is survived by her husband, Jack Shea, her daughter, Elise Bell son-in-law, Jerry and her two grandchildren Jordan and Connor.

We will be celebrating Frankie’s life on Saturday, May 14th at 4:00 at the home of the Bell’s. 2346 Tall Timbers Lane, Marietta.

Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta will be handling the arrangements.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

DL Flt Control Supv Joe Holt

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Flt. Control Supv. Raymond Joseph ‘Joe’ Holt
January 29, 1941 ~ May 13, 2013   
              

We have been advised that Delta Pioneer member and retired DL Flight Control shift supervisor Joe Holt has passed away at the age of 72. Raymond Joseph Holt was the first of four children born to parents Robert Donald ‘Robbie’ Holt Sr. and Doris Augusta Holt. Joe leaves his wife Mary Lou Barnes Holt to mourn his passing, as well as their children, and his siblings. Joe hired on with Delta in October 1970 and I believe worked his entire career in Atlanta. He is the father of DL FO B737NG Deena Seckinger, based 030/ATL. No services are planned.

Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
889 Chestnut Ridge , Blue Ridge GA 30513-5609 ... (706) 632-2858
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to United Hospice of Blue Ridge,
6050 Appalachian Hwy, Blue Ridge GA 30513.
Thank you,
~ Carol

From: Rocky Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 12:32 PM
Subject: death of retired Flight Control shift supervisor Joe Holt.
I am sorry to advise that Joe Holt died today following a lengthy
illness. At this time, no service is planned.
Joe was the beloved husband of MaryLou and father of DL pilot Deena Seckinger.


You may send expressions of sympathy to MaryLou at their home:
889 Chestnut Ridge
Blue Ridge GA 30513-5609
706 632-2858

The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to:
United Hospice of Blue Ridge
6050 Appalachian Highway
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513

DL Capt. Harris B. 'Jack' Wynn


2nd update/Sorry for time confusion....the family writes that due to the released obituary information, funeral times have been changed to coincide with what was stated in Captain Wynn’s obituary. The family writes:
We are going to change the funeral time to 1500 hrs with visitation at 1400. This is to coincide with info released in obituary.

Sorry for any confusion

Jack Wynn
404-459-7001
Email: jwynn@mindspring.com

From: carol Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:35 PM
Subject: Obituary/services: DL Capt. Harris 'Jack' Wynn , age 77

Obituary and service information now available:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?n=Harris-WYNN&pid=164801750#fbLoggedOut
Services: Thursday, May 16th, at 3:00 pm
Family visitation at 2:00 pm
Sandy Springs Chapel
136 Mt Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 | 404-255-8511

Obituary for Harris WYNN III
HARRIS BONNER (JACK) WYNN III

Harris Bonner (Jack) Wynn III, 77, of Sandy Springs, Georgia passed
away surrounded by his family, on May 12. Jack, the son of Harris
Bonner Wynn, Jr. and Juliette Dufour Pollard was born in Bainbridge,
GA in 1935. He was an Eagle Scout, proudly achieving the rank of Order
of the Arrow. After serving in the Air Force and attaining the rank of
Captain, Jack then joined Delta Airlines as a pilot in 1957. He
retired from Delta in 1995 after 39 years. His career spanned the
flight services of the DC-3 through the L-1011. Jack made friends
everywhere he went, and loved ballet and opera, as well as any good
social event. He showed his wife and children the world, and taught
his children the value of curiosity and leadership. He enjoyed
coaching soccer and helping distant relatives worldwide explore their
genealogic heritage. He and his loving wife, Linda, were married for
54 years. He is survived by Linda , his daughters, Susan Wynn and
Janet Salem (Chip); his son, Harris Bonner Wynn, IV (Christi), his
brother, Frederick Wynn (Brenda), his sister Harriet Young (Bill) and
his grandchildren, Lauren Kissel (Jeffrey), Evan Wynn, Melissa Wynn,
Andrew Wynn, and Erinn Salem. The family requests in lieu of flowers
that memorial donations may be given to Best Friends Animal Society in
Kanab, UT (http://bestfriends.org/) or the Salvation Army in Atlanta
(http://salvationarmyatlanta.org/). The funeral service will be held
at 3:00PM Thursday May 16, 2013 at the Sandy Springs Chapel, 136 Mt
Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.
. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 15, 2013

Obituary/services: DL Capt. Harris 'Jack' Wynn.....
Jack Wynn Jr. advises us...”
The obituary is located in todays paper and at www.ajc.com. Please be advised however it is incorrect. Services will be tomorrow 16May2013 at 1400hrs. Family visitation will be at 1300hrs. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me.
Jack Wynn Jr
404-459-7001
 
Obituary/services: DL Capt. Harris 'Jack' Wynn.....
Jack Wynn Jr. advises us...”
The obituary is located in todays paper and at www.ajc.com. Please be advised however it is incorrect. Services will be tomorrow 16May2013 at 1400hrs. Family visitation will be at 1300hrs. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call me.
Jack Wynn Jr
404-459-7001
 
From: carol Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:35 PM
Subject: Obituary/services: DL Capt. Harris 'Jack' Wynn , age 77


Services: Thursday, May 16th, at 2:00 pm
Family visitation at 1:00 pm
Sandy Springs Chapel
136 Mt Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 | 404-255-8511
 
 

 


Obituary for Harris WYNN III

CAPT. HARRIS BONNER (JACK) WYNN III
Harris Bonner (Jack) Wynn III, 77, of Sandy Springs, Georgia passed away surrounded by his family, on May 12. Jack, the son of Harris Bonner Wynn, Jr. and Juliette Dufour Pollard was born in Bainbridge, GA in 1935. He was an Eagle Scout, proudly achieving the rank of Order of the Arrow. After serving in the Air Force and attaining the rank of Captain, Jack then joined Delta Airlines as a pilot in 1957. He retired from Delta in 1995 after 39 years. His career spanned the flight services of the DC-3 through the L-1011. Jack made friends everywhere he went, and loved ballet and opera, as well as any good social event. He showed his wife and children the world, and taught his children the value of curiosity and leadership. He enjoyed coaching soccer and helping distant relatives worldwide explore their genealogic heritage. He and his loving wife, Linda, were married for 54 years. He is survived by Linda , his daughters, Susan Wynn and Janet Salem (Chip); his son, Harris Bonner Wynn, IV (Christi), his brother, Frederick Wynn (Brenda), his sister Harriet Young (Bill) and his grandchildren, Lauren Kissel (Jeffrey), Evan Wynn, Melissa Wynn, Andrew Wynn, and Erinn Salem. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations may be given to Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, UT (http://bestfriends.org/) or the Salvation Army in Atlanta (http://salvationarmyatlanta.org/). The funeral service will be held at 3:00PM Thursday May 16, 2013 at the Sandy Springs Chapel, 136 Mt Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.
. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on May 15, 2013


~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Harris ‘Jack’ Wynn
November 19, 1935 ~ May 12, 2013





The Wynn family notified us Sunday of the passing of DL Captain Harris B. ‘Jack’ Wynn III, age 77. Captain Wynn hired on with Delta 11-11-1957 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1995, based 031/ATL. He leaves behind his wife Linda of 54 years, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Some will recall that Captain Wynn was a member of the crew working their flight when the plane was hijacked to Cuba on the morning of May 25, 1970.
I have not been able to locate an online obituary. Arrangements are not yet known. Should we receive more information from the family we will be sure to pass it along. Personal condolences may be sent to
6345 Colewood Ct. NW
Atlanta, GA 30328-2963
Family may also be reached c/o Jack Wynn , Email jwynn@mindspring.com , Phone (404) 459-7001.
This and all available information will be posted on our blogspot at http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
Thank you,
~ Carol Faulkner, PCN death notice communicator
death@pilotcommunication.net
http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/


May 25, 1970 : CREW OF HIJACKED JET - The crew of the Delta jet hijacked to Cuba this morning is shown in these photo from files. They are (top-left to right): Delta Vice Pres. for Operations. T.P. Ball: Capt. Harris B. Wynn: 1st Officer, Dewitt Cole. (bottom, left to right); Flight Eng. Richard E. Colby; Stewardess Judith Winninger and Judith Akey.


From: Homestead
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2013 3:59 AM
Subject: Your Web Site Received a Form Submission

A Deceased full name 1 Harris "Jack" Wynn
B Date of Birth 1 11/19/35
C Date of Death 1 05/12/13
D Relationship 1 Pilot
E Active Retired 1 Retired
F Domicile 1 KATL
G Age at death 1 77
H Cause of death 1
I Living Spouse 1 Linda
J Address 1
K City 1 Atlanta
L State 1 GA
M Zip 1
N Airline 1 DAL
O Guestbook URL 1
P Comments Obit 1 Capt. Wynn was a pilot with Delta for 39 years retiring in 1995. He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Q Contact Name 1 Jack Wynn
R Contact Email 1 jwynn@mindspring.com
S Contact Phone 1 404-459-7001

Saturday, May 11, 2013

NWA Capt. Joseph E. C. Martin Sr.

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Joseph E. C. Martin Sr.
April 4, 1937 ~ March 14, 2013

Notification of the passing of Vietnam war veteran and retired NWA pilot Captain Joseph Eugene Cecil Martin Sr., age 75. Born/raised in Texas, Captain Martin was nearing his 76th birthday at the time of his passing. Captain Martin hired on with Northwest 10-24-1966 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1997.


Captain Martin had most recently resided at
701 Saddlebrook Drive, Colleyville TX 76034-3824 .. (817) 428-4483

Obituary .....

JOSEPH EUGENE C. MARTIN SR.
1937 - 2013

Joseph Eugene Martin Sr., 75, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 14, 2013. Joseph was born April 4, 1937, to the late Coy and Ester Martin in Lufkin. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps and served a tour of duty in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. Joseph retired after many dedicated years as a pilot with Northwest Airlines. Survivors: Sons, Joseph Martin Jr. and Bruce Martin; daughters, Michelle Lemon and Suzanne Martin; granddaughter, Brianna Reed; aunt, Ester Dezelda; and many friends.

.Published in Star-Telegram on May 12, 2013

DL Capt. Jack L. Estes

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Jack L. Estes
November 22, 1920 ~ May 5, 2013
 


Notification of the passing of WWII veteran, retired DL pilot and Delta Golden Wings member Captain Jack Estes, age 92. Captain Estes hired on with Delta in 1946 I believe but his pilot roster seniority date was 09-04-1951. He retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1980 based Atlanta with 34+ years of service. Jack’s wife Mary ‘Tut’ passed away just four months ago on January 3rd of this year. They are survived by their daughter Leigh and her family.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.davisstruempf.com/
A memorial service will be held on MAY 19th at 2:00PM at the
Presbyterian Village Lakeview Chapel, 2000 East- West Connector, Austell GA 30106.
Captain Estes had most recently resided at
2000 E West Connector Apt 111 (Presbyterian Village), Austell GA 30106-1195
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Obituary for Jack L. Estes
November 22, 1920 ~ May 5, 2013

Jack L. Estes, 92, formerly of Vinings, passed away on May 5 in his residence at Presbyterian Village in Austell, following his beloved wife Tut who went before him in January of this year. Born on November 22, 1920, Jack grew up in Valdosta, Georgia as the youngest of five children of Mr. and Mrs. Iverson E. Estes. A U.S. Army Air Corps (Air Force) veteran, Jack served in the Air Signal Corps before becoming a Cadet (2nd Lt.) in WWII. During his pilot training he discovered his lifelong passion for flying. In 1946 Jack joined Delta Air Lines and rose to the rank of Captain, flying a variety of aircraft over the years. Jack relished his 34-year career as a pilot and retired only reluctantly at the mandatory age in 1980. At Delta he also met the love of his life and his wife of 60 years, Tut, to whom he was abidingly devoted until her recent death. Handsome, blond, trim and athletic, Jack was always moving. He and Tut traveled the world and were also active around their home on the Chattahoochee River, where they went on runs and sparred on the tennis courts in their Cochise neighborhood. Even in his 90’s, Jack continued his morning walks around the path at Presbyterian Village, rain or shine. Jack embodied integrity, loyalty, strength, and generosity. He was also adventurous and had a mischievous sense of humor. As a father, father-in-law and grandfather, Daddy/Granddaddy’s love and commitment to his family were strong, enduring and selfless, a reflection of Jack himself. Above all, Jack was a man of faith who knew how much he needed God. Jack and Tut were long-time members of Northside Methodist Church. He is deeply mourned by his family and friends, and all who loved and enjoyed him. Survivors include his daughter Leigh and husband Jeff Schlichting, and their two daughters, Nicole and Emma. A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 19, at 2:00 PM at Presbyterian Village (Lakeview Chapel), 2000 East-West Connector, Austell. http://www.davisstruempf.com/
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Obituary for Mary "Tut" Estes
November 29, 1920 ~ January 3, 2013

People who knew Tut realized she was one of a kind. A more loving wife, caring mother and grandmother, and loyal friend you could not find. Born Mary Josephine Evans on November 29, 1920, Tut was raised in Hapeville as the sixth of seven children of Charles and Elizabeth Evans. Growing up in the close-knit Evans family instilled a love of life and wry sense of humor in Tut. She got her lifelong nickname in November 1922, just before her second birthday, when archeologists discovered King Tut’s tomb. Her teasing older brothers chased her around as they christened her in sing-song, “King Tut, the Radio Nut.” The shortened “Tut” stuck, and it came to fit her fun-loving personality.
Crowned “Miss Hapeville” twice, at ages 16 and 18, Tut was a natural beauty whose blue eyes and bright smile lit up her face. After graduating Russell High School and secretarial school, Tut first worked for Atlanta garment manufacturer Nunnally & McCrea during World War II. Along with the company, she was awarded the Army-Navy “E” medal for “effort beyond the line of duty in the production of material for our armed forces” in 1943. She then worked for ten years as a secretary at Delta Air Lines, where she met her true love, Jack Estes, who worked across the hall at the time. During their engagement, the handsome couple was featured on the cover of the July 1952 issue of Delta Digest magazine in a striking photograph staged to show them planning their honeymoon trip. After they married in 1952, Tut left Delta and became a homemaker, while Jack stayed on as a pilot. Tut and Jack welcomed their daughter Leigh into their family a few years later.

Always active and looking younger than their age, Tut and Jack enjoyed traveling, tennis, running, and walking well into their 70’s. At 50, Tut took up tennis and competed on ALTA teams for many years, developing a tough forehand and wicked slice serve while maintaining her motto to have fun on the court and “smile after every point.” She also loved to take long, early morning walks in their Cochise neighborhood, and one year logged 1500 miles. Like her mother before her, Tut took her sports seriously and was a die-hard Braves, Falcons, and Bulldogs fan who cheered them through many tough seasons.

When her two granddaughters, Nicole and Emma were born, Tut traveled regularly to San Francisco to visit them. She also looked forward to their trips to Atlanta, where she enjoyed making their favorite breakfast, reading to them, watching Madeline videos, and walking over to the Cochise pool or playground together.

Tut loved deeply and unfailingly and lived it out in her close relationships with her family and in her dedication to friends. Most important she knew and loved her Redeemer and had an abiding faith; she and Jack were members of Northside Methodist Church for many years. Tut was a woman of kindness, beauty, laughter, and strength, who will be missed by the many who loved her.

Surviving relatives include her loving and steadfast husband of 60 years, Jack, her daughter Leigh and husband Jeff Schlichting, and their two daughters, Nicole and Emma. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 12, at 2:00 PM, at Presbyterian Village (Lakeview Chapel), 2000 East-West Connector, Austell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

WAL Capt. Fred Prettner

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran
WAL Capt. Frederick Louis Prettner
December 3, 1920 ~ May 2, 2013

   

Notification of the passing of WWII veteran and retired WAL pilot Captain Fred Prettner, age 93. The Western Airlines publication of FlightTimes notes that Captain Prettner hired on with Western 12-07-1946 and retired 04-30-1972, based LAX.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/parkrecord/obituary.aspx?pid=164683042 Captain Prettner had most recently resided at
3 Keystone Ct., Park City UT 84060-6708. He is survived by his son Fred Jr. “Chip”.
A celebration of Captain Prettner’s life will be announced soon.
Thank you,
~ Carol 
  

Frederick Prettner finished his last flight on May 2nd, 2013.

Fred was born in Duluth Minnesota on December 3rd, 1920 to Julia and Igantius Prettner. Fred embraced the adventure we call life from the beginning. Flying became Fred's passion at an early age. The beauty and grace of machines that imitate birds, and the bravery of the men that flew them was a gift that Fred cherished his entire life. He earned his pilot's license, and enlisted in the Army Air Corps during WWII. In 1947 he was hired by Western Airlines, "his dream come true". As Fred liked to say," I lived to work, I never worked to live". When Fred retired in 1971 he had built a beautiful life for his wife, son and himself. In 1973 the Prettner family moved to Park City, the little piece of heaven he liked to call home. Small town life had its share of challenges for Fred, but he embraced them. Fred always lived his life in a way that enhanced others. Patriot, father, Citizen, are the words that best describe Fred. He enjoyed a friendly round of golf, a few Ski runs with his friends, a nice glass of red wine, and a great conversation.

Survived by Anita Robinson (sister), Chip and Morgan Prettner and his precious grandchildren Freddie, Lorelei and Morgan.

Remember to pay it forward, and don't forget to pay it back!

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer's Association, or the American Diabetes Association.

Announcement of celebration of Fred will be made soon. Watch for it!

.Published in The Park Record on May 8, 2013