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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Christine Judy, wife of DL Capt. L.B.'Bud' Judy

~ IN MEMORY ~
Christine Beth Ritmeester Judy, wife of DL Capt. Louis Botts ‘Bud’ Judy Jr.
March 12, 1951 ~ June 5, 2013

Christine Judy, age 62, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in Granbury TX.  Memorial services were held June 22nd in Granbury.   To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the Wiley Funeral Home website at http://www.wileyfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1008716  Survived by her husband Captain Judy, personal condolences may be sent to the family at 
4313 Mockingbird Drive,  Granbury  TX 76049-7015  ...   (817) 326-0120
A complete obituary is available at the funeral home website as well as our blogspot at http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/ 
Thank you,
~ Carol Faulkner, PCN death notice communicator
death@pilotcommunication.net
From: David L. Roberts    Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013 3:30 PM  Subject: Death of Mrs. L. B. 'Bud' Judy, Jr.
CARES AND CONCERNSThank you to retired Captain Don Teeple for sending the obituary of the death of Mrs.  Christine Judy, wife of retired DL Captain Bud Judy.  I do not have an address for Captain Judy for expressions of condolence.  If someone does, please send it to me so I can pass it along.  Dave

You may view or sign the online Guest Book at http://www.wileyfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1008716

Christine Judy

Christine Judy of Granbury, 62, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Granbury.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Stonewater Church in Granbury.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to Stonewater Church, Mercy Tree Ministry.

Chris was born March, 12, 1951. She married Bud Judy, in Denton, Texas, on Dec. 28, 1994. They moved to Granbury in 1999. Chris was preceded in death by her mother and father, Nancy and Henry Ritmeester; sister, Beverly Ritmeester; and step-sons, Don Judy and Brice Judy.

Survivors: Husband, Bud Judy; brother, Cary Ritmeester; nephew, Sam Loy; step-daughter, Audra Hoy and husband, Michael, and granddaughter, Charlotte Hoy; and step-daughter, Elizabeth Judy and Rick Kaplan.

Wiley Funeral Home made arrangements.

Category: Obituaries

Saturday, June 29, 2013

DL Capt. Robert John Rehwaldt II

~ IN MEMORY ~
Air Force Lt. Col, DL Capt. Robert John Rehwaldt II
July 21, 1956 ~ June 21, 2013
     



Notification of the passing of DL pilot Captain Robert J. ‘Rob’ Rehwaldt II, just a month away from his 57th birthday.  Born/raised in El Paso TX, after his time with the Air Force Captain Rehwaldt hired on with Delta Air Lines 06-09-1988 and was flying as a 757/767 Capt. based NYC.  You can read more of Lt. Col. Rehwaldt’s military history at http://washingtonguard.org/news/archive/fo-116asos-coc.shtml  Captain Rehwaldt passed unexpectedly of a heart attack while in Atlanta GA on June 21st. 

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the Evergreen Memorial Gardens website at http://www.evergreenmemorialgardens.com/_mgxroot/funeralhome  Services will be held July 2 with visitation the day prior.  Personal condolences may be sent to the Rehwaldt family at 
15617 NE 29th Ave.,  Vancouver  WA 98686-1460  ...  (360) 573-4993
Thank you,
~ Carol 
 

Obituary    Robert John Rehwaldt II 

With great sorrow, we announce the death of Robert John Rehwaldt II. He was born to Bob and Miriam Rehwaldt in El Paso, Texas. He began a long career in the sky at the Air Force Academy, graduating in 1978. He flew B-52 bombers and F-15s during his career as an Air Force officer. Later, he served as a beloved commander of the 116th ASOS before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He also flew for Delta Air Lines for 25 years, eventually becoming an international captain. He is survived by his wife, Karen Gilden, former spouse Paula Rehwaldt, children Travis, Cassidy, Amy, Dena and Tori, as well as his parents and siblings. Someday, we will follow you down the Yellow Brick Road, Rob, and join you somewhere over the rainbow. Details regarding services and further information is available via Evergreen Memorial Gardens' website.
  .Published in The Seattle Times from June 28 to June 29, 2013
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Robert John Rehwaldt II 

Born in El Paso, Texas on Jul. 21, 1956
Departed on Jun. 21, 2013 and resided in Vancouver, WA.   

Visitation:  Monday, Jul. 1, 2013  
Funeral Service :  Tuesday, Jul. 2, 2013  
Cemetery:  Willamette National Cemetery 

With great sorrow, we announce the death of Robert John Rehwaldt II on June 21st, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia. Rob was a man of many roles and responsibilities who could certainly be described as a Renaissance man. His travels in service to the military and Delta Air Lines allowed him to spread his joy and friendliness around the globe.  

He was born an eldest son to Bob and Miriam Rehwaldt in El Paso, Texas, on July 21st, 1956. The son of a southern mother and Wisconsin Air Force pilot, Rob learned to love grits, lima beans, and service to his country while traversing the globe from as far as Washington D.C. to Okinawa, Japan. Rob had the pleasure of teasing and guiding his siblings Eric, Frank, Dave, Laura, Dan, and Chris, a role he treasured and continued his entire life, making the time to attend milestones in each of their lives and to offer comfort during struggles.  

He discovered his lifelong love of running at Mascoutah High School through participation in track and cross-country. Upon high school graduation in 1974, he attended the United States Air Force Academy as an honored member of the Roadrunners and "Bad Company." Here, he first pursued his life's passion: flying. He graduated in 1978 and married Paula Field in 1980, and they moved to Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. They started their family, which eventually grew to three children, Travis, Cassidy and Amy. Rob began his career in the sky flying B-52 bombers for the 337th Bomb Squadron. Next, Rob flew F-15s with the 27th Fighter Squadron of the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. After completion of active duty service in the Air Force, Rob continued to serve his country in the Air National Guard. He served as Fighter Duty Officer in the 111th ASOC. For many years, he was the beloved leader and commander of the 116th ASOS. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2006. 

Following his time spent in the Air Force, Rob and Paula moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he began his twenty-five year career as a commercial pilot for Delta Air Lines. He eventually became an international captain and particularly enjoyed flights to Africa and Asia. Rob truly loved his time spent in the sky.  

Rob moved to Vancouver, Washington, in 1989 and finally found his home. In 2004, he married Karen Gilden, and three years later, twins Tori and Dena arrived. He raised his five children in a house that he loved and lived in for twenty years while looking across a pine-filled valley to the Cascade Mountains. Long runs across the valley led to the completion of several marathons.  

Rob spent over half of his life in the role of father, a role in which he particularly excelled. Years of "wee-flips," soccer games, golf lessons, long-winded lectures, loud morning renditions of the "school days" song, late night viewings of the Wizard of Oz, mini-van drives across Washington with the windows down and classic rock blaring, boogie boarding on the Pacific Coast until we were numb with cold, trips to the barber for trims and treats, and nights playing Risk and Acquire – all combined to form three adult children who loved their friend and father very much and two little girls who will miss their Papa terribly.  

Although he was taken too soon, we say goodbye to Rob knowing his life was full and spent making the world a better place. His kind words, sense of humor, and friendly nature touched many lives across the globe, especially the lives of his five children and family.  

Someday, we will follow you down the Yellow Brick Road, Rob, and join you somewhere over the rainbow. 

A viewing will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on July 1st from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. Services will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on July 2nd at 10:00 am and at Willamette National Cemetery at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Rob's name to the Minuteman Emergency Assistance Fund.

Friday, June 28, 2013

NAA/PAA/DL Capt. Donald C. Binard

Update:  Navy veteran Captain Don Binard hired on originally with National Airlines, went through the merger process with Pan American and retired with Delta Air Lines. 
Thank you/Carol
 
~ IN MEMORY ~
NAA/PAA/DL Capt. Donald C. Binard
July 3, 1936 - June 26, 2013
 
Notification of the passing of retired Pan Am/DL pilot Captain Donald Charles Binard, age 76 years and nearing his 77th birthday.  I believe that Captain Binard hired on with Pan American 10-02-1967.  He retired with Delta Air Lines at the mandatory age 60 in 1996, based 030/QNY as noted in the August 1996 issue of DeltaDigest. 
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/DignityMemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=donald-binard&pid=165545299  or  http://www.dignitymemorial.com/hardage-giddens-funeral-home-san-jose/en-us/index.page  A memorial service for Captain Binard will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 11th at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin in Florida.  Captain Binard is survived by his wife Martha ‘Cat’ Catherine Binard. 
To the best of my knowledge personal condolences may be sent to: 
4609 W. Seneca Drive, Saint Johns, FL 32259-2162  ...   (954) 981-6807
 or  1405 Ducktail Ct.,  Saint Johns  FL 32259-5248  ...  (904) 230-0375  
Thank you,
~ Carol
=================================
Donald Charles Binard, age 76 of Saint Johns, FL passed away June 26 after a six month battle with cancer.  Don is survived by his wife of 50 years, Martha “Cat” Catherine, son Stephen (Jodi), and granddaughters Samantha & Olivia (all of Saint Johns, FL), as well as sisters Sharon(Howard) & Deborah and brother Robert all of Colorado.  Don was predeceased by his mother Catherine, father Charles, and sister Diane.  Don earned an Air Medal while serving as a Naval Aviator and retired as a Delta Air Lines Captain.  Memorial services are to be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin.  In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be given to the American Cancer Society or Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.
 
Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 11801 San Jose Blvd.,
Jacksonville FL 32223 ....(904) 288-0025

Mrs. Bertha Mae Fey, wife of PNA/WA Capt. Virgil Fey

~ IN MEMORY ~
Bertha Mae Fey, wife of PNA/WAL Capt. Virgil Fey
December 12, 1930 ~ June 26, 2013

Word was received today with the passing of Bertha Mae Fey, wife of retired  pilot PNA/WAL Captain Virgil C. Fey.  Bertha passed away in the early hours of June 26th after a brief illness.  Captain and Mrs. Fey were to celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary on August 16th which also happens to be Captain Fey’s 84th birthday.  Bertha was 82 years of age at the time of her passing.    

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/adn/obituary.aspx?n=Bertha-Fey&pid=165563620#fbLoggedOut    Arrangements have been entrusted to Linde-Price Funeral Service of Sequim WA.  There will be a memorial service for Mrs. Fey on Tuesday, July 9th at 2:00 pm, at Sequim Valley Foursquare Church, 9090 Old Olympic Hwy,  Sequim WA.  Personal condolences may be sent to the Fey family at  
211 Timothy Lane, Sequim  WA 98382-8365   ....  (360) 681-5226  

Thank you,
~ Carol 
 
--------------------
Life Story:
Bertha Mae Fey, 82, of Sequim passed away on June 26, 2013. Born in Fort Worth, Texas on December 12, 1930, her family moved to Anchorage, AK in 1946 and she graduated from Anchorage High School in 1949. She met and married her husband, Virgil Fey, in Anchorage at age 19 and they were married August 16, 1950. The Fey's moved to Bellevue, WA in 1971 where they raised their two children, Julie and Gerald Fey. They resided in Bellevue for many years before moving to Sequim in 1999.  

Bertha Mae was a homemaker who took great pride in caring for her husband, children and grandchildren. Over the years, Virgil and Bertha Mae enjoyed flying, boating, RV'ing, touring in classic cars along with numerous Shriner events. Bertha Mae was the 1st Lady at Queen City Yacht Club in 1983 and was active in boating for many years. 

She is survived by her husband, Virgil Fey, daughter Julie Fey-Emard, son Gerald Fey and his wife Melissa Fey and 6 grandchildren, Michael, Lisa, Tori, Jordan, Lilly and Allison. She was the foundation of our family and will be dearly missed.  

Bertha Mae was preceded in death by her parents Morris and Dovie Killen.
  .Published in adn.com from June 28 to June 29, 2013  

Linde Price Funeral Service, 170 W. Sequim Bay Rd.,  Sequim WA 98382
360-683-1649    www.lindefuneralservice.com  

Sequim Valley Foursquare Church
9090 Old Olympic Hwy,  Sequim WA 98382
Phone:(360) 683-7382

Monday, June 24, 2013

EAA anouncer retired pilot Capt. Roscoe Morton

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Roscoe Morton
December 10, 1931 ~ June 15, 2013
 
Captain Morton hired on with Southern, progressed through the mergers, and retired with Northwest.  ALPA records indicate he retired as a NWA Captain at the mandatory age 60, December 1991.
Thank you,
~ Carol
 
Roscoe Morton, pilot, beloved EAA announcer dies
June 19, 2013
By Dan Namowitz
Roscoe Morton, long the lead voice of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s summer celebrations, whose life story in aviation earned him honors as the “essence of EAA,” has died. He was 81.
An Air Force veteran, flight instructor, aerobatic team captain, and airline pilot who once worked as a train locomotive fireman to pay for flight lessons, Morton once explained that he loved his work as chief announcer at EAA AirVenture, and interviewing aviation performers and personalities, because the dialogs helped audiences appreciate what aviators do.
Appearing on AOPA Live in 2012, Morton recalled how his aviation announcing role evolved over 50 years, moved forward by requests from well-known performers for him to call their shows. He also recounted how AirVenture has grown from “a small fly-in to the world’s largest aviation event” that he would not miss “for anything.” Morton was also the announcer chairman at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Fla., a member of its board of directors, and served as announcer at many other aviation events in the U.S. and abroad.
In 2009, Morton’s fond presence on the general aviation scene earned him the EAA President's Award, by which the organization seeks to honor “members whose participation and contributions represent the essence of EAA.”
“Roscoe Morton has been the voice of EAA and the public address system for decades,” said EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, presenting the award. “He not only does a great job in organizing our airshow announcers and activities, but he has done so for a long time.”
EAA’s tribute noted that Morton “began his aviation career by soloing—illegally—at age 15 in 1947,” later served with the Air Force in the Korean Conflict, became an airline pilot, retiring from Southern Airways (now Delta Air Lines) as a Boeing 747 captain. He captained the U.S. Aerobatic Team three times in world competition, and also wrote an aerobatics book of rules.
According to an obituary posted by a funeral home in Lake Wales, Fla., Morton was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Elk Falls, Kan., where a funeral and interment were to take place.
Morton is survived by his wife Virginia; a son, Roscoe J. and wife, Lisa Morton of Commerce, Mich.; a sister, Suzanne M. Wyatt of Fort Worth, Texas; and three grandchildren, the obituary said.
Roscoe D. Morton
(December 10, 1931 - June 15, 2013) 
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Roscoe D. Morton of Frostproof passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013 at his residence.
He was born December 10, 1931 in Elk Falls, KS to the late Raymond G. & Grace E. Morton. Roscoe began his aviation career by soloing in 1947 at the age 15. He was a United States Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. Flight instructing, agricultural and executive flying led to his airline career with Southern Airways in 1959, presently known as Delta Airlines. A former chief pilot and check airman, Roscoe retired as a Boeing 747 International Captain. He was the Chairman of the Announcers, and has been for numerous years at the Experimental Aircraft Association Airventure at Rockford and Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He was also Chairman of the Announcers at Sun’N’Fun in Lakeland and was a member of the Board of Directors at Sun’N’Fun. Roscoe received many awards over the years and announced at many events in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Virginia “Jinny” Morton; son, Roscoe J. and wife, Lisa Morton of Commerce, MI; sister, Suzanne M. Wyatt of Fort Worth, TX; and three grandchildren, Taylor, Madison and Will.
Funeral service was held 1:00 pm Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Elk Falls Methodist Church. Interment followed at the Elk Falls Cemetery under the direction of Countryside-Zimmerman Funeral Home.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

DL Capt. Henry A. 'Hal' Leeuwenburg Jr.


 ~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Henry Andrew ‘Hal’ Leeuwenburg Jr.
November 8, 1937 ~ June 22, 2013




We have just received this news with the passing of retired DL pilot, Delta Pioneer and Delta Golden Wings member Captain Henry Andrew Leeuwenburg Jr., age 75.  Captain Leeuwenburg hired on with Delta 01-03-1967 and retired in June 1997, based 030/ATL.  Captain Leeuwenburg had suffered with complications of Parkinson’s Disease and had resided in a nursing home these past 15 months where he was an inspiration to many as he fought his medical issues. Services for Captain Leeuwenburg will be held June 28th with visitation the evening prior. 

A.S. Turner & Sons of Decatur GA has been entrusted with arrangements.  The online guestbook at the funeral home web
site http://asturner.com/ should be available soon.  Survived by his wife Lynn personal condolences may be sent to the family at  

1777 Mountain Glen , Stone Mountain GA 30087-1727  ...   (770) 923-5487
  
Thank you,
~ Carol 

From: Lynn Leeuwenburg   Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2013 6:11 PM   Subject: Henry Leeuwenburg
Highlights of the life of Henry Andrew Leeuwenburg, Jr. (Hal)

Hal was born in 1937 in Wilmington, North Carolina, to Henry Andrew Leeuwenburg and Emma Grey Rivenbark Leeuwenburg.
Hal had a goal of becoming a pilot, so he made a plan. After high school graduation, he entered East Carolina University, where he spent four years in Air Force ROTC. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science June 24, 1960, and received his military commission the same day.
He married his high school sweetheart, Mollie Smith, in 1960. They adopted John, born in 1964, then adopted Drew, born in 1969.
During his 6 ½ years of active duty in the Air Force, Hal flew the T34,T37,T33, C123, and C 130.
He then began flying for Delta Airlines in 1967. He began as a flight engineer on the DC 6, DC 8, and L 100. In 1972, he upgraded to L100 captain and instructor.
Later he upgraded to DC 9 captain and instructor, and taught for 10 years.
He was an instructor on the 757 and 767 from 1982-1992.
He flew the line for the last five years of his career, on the 757 and 767, retiring in 1997, completing 30 years of service with Delta Airlines. 
Hal was passionate about exercise. He completed the Ironman triathlon world championship in Kona, Hawaii on October 6, 1984, at the age of 47. 8000 athletes applied to compete, and Hal was one of the 1200 selected.
This event consists of a 26.2 mile run, a 2.4 mile swim, and a 112 mile bike ride. Hal completed all this in 13 ½ hours.
Mollie passed away from kidney failure at age 52, in 1992.
A year later, Hal met Lynn, who was an R.N. employed at Delta Airlines First Aid. It was love at first sight for both of them. They married in August of 1995.
Hal was an excellent step-father to Katherine, who was 13 at the time of the wedding, and Andrew, who was 16.
Hal and Lynn were a members of Lilburn First Baptist Church.
Hal had many medical issues to deal with, and met them with a gracious attitude. Many people have said how he inspired them to keep going in adversity.
Hal’s final 15 months of his life were spent at Rosemont Nursing Home, where his every need was met.
He passed away peacefully on June 22, 2013.  He will be greatly missed. 

From: Lynn Leeuwenburg   Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2013 6:21 PM   Subject: Henry Leeuwenburg
Dear friends and family,
Our beloved Hal’s suffering ended today at 4:10pm when he was ushered into the presence of God. Absent from the body, present with the Lord.
Visitation will be this Thursday, June 27, from 6pm - 8pm, at
A.S. Turner and Sons
2773 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, Ga. 30033
404-292-1551
Funeral will be this Friday, June 28, at 2pm, at Turner and Sons.
Thanks to all for the many years of support you gave this truly great man. Our loss is heaven’s gain.
Sincerely,
Lynn Leeuwenburg

Thursday, June 20, 2013

NWA Capt. Emil C. Zonne

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Emil C. Zonne
January 23, 1935 ~ June 1, 2013

News with the passing of NWA retired pilot Captain Emil Charles Zonne has been received.  Captain Zonne hired on with Northwest 07-15-1959 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1995.  He was 78 years of age at the time of his passing.  Services for Capt. Zonne will be held June 22nd in MN. 

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at

Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
42 Eldorado Cir.,  Dellwood, MN 55110-1262  ...   (651) 429-7424  
Thank you,
~ Carol

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From: RNPA News Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:45 PM  Subject:  Emil Zonne's
Emil C. Zonne
Obituary:
Zonne, Emil C. Age 78 of Dellwood died June 1, 2013 at 12:01 AM. Survived by his wife, Janice Zonne; children, Laurie (Randy) Aswegan, Sue (George) Poptsis and Jay Zonne; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; siblings, Boots (Robert) Christensen and Liz Zonne; many other family and friends. Preceded in death by wife, Kathleen. Proud Marine Corps pilot. Respected Captain at Northwest Airlines where he flew 35 years. Memorial service 11 AM (gathering begins at 10 AM) on Saturday, June 22 at HOLCOMB- HENRY-BOOM-PURCELL, 515 Hwy 96 W at Mackubin, Shoreview (651-482- 7606). Private family interment Fort Snelling Cemetery. www.holcombhenryboom.com 

.Published in Star Tribune from June 9 to June 16, 2013


From: RNPA News   Sent: Sunday, June 02, 2013 6:57 PM   Subject:  Emil Zonne Has Flown West

My dad passed away at 0001 today.  We have planned his service on June 22, 2013 at 11am to  give family time to make arrangements to be here.
talk to you soon
Thank you again 
Laurie Zonne Aswegan


From: RNPA News   Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 12:12 PM
Subject: RNPA News: Emil Zonne Update. Send All Replies To:  Laurie.Aswegan@toro.com   

Hi Phil, 
Several days ago I got a call from Laurie Zonne Aswegan, daughter of Emil Zonne.  I don't know Laurie and don't know how she found me or why she had my name, but Emil is dying of prostate cancer and Laurie thinks he may have perhaps two more weeks in hospice before things end.  I was sad to hear the news but glad Laurie found me and let me know although I've had no contact with Emil for probably 30 years or more.  I did fly with him a thousand years ago when I was a 727 S/O but don't think I ever flew with him as F/O and certainly not when I was a Capt.
What Laurie would like to do is locate someone in the MN / Twin Cities area who personally knows Emil and would be willing to say a few words at his service when the time comes.  Otherwise, she says, there will be some clergyman who doesn't know her dad and the best he can do is deliver some sort of canned eulogy…and it would mean a lot to Laurie if a friend of her dad's could do that.  I have no idea what sort of service is anticipated, whether it will be a normal funeral and burial, a cremation with a later service, or what.  And, clearly, no one knows when it will actually be.
I've just talked with Dino Oliva (his email keeps bouncing although he swears it's doliva59@gmail.com) so I chatted with him on the phone.  He flew with Emil in the reserves (Emil is another Marine) but hasn't had any contact with him in decades - - nor does he know of anyone off hand who lives up in the MN area.  It's not necessary that the person have any particular connection with Emil other than that of being a personal friend or acquaintance.
I'm wondering if you'd put out a blurb on the RNPA hot line to canvas anyone who might live up 'nawth' and knows Emil, please?  I'm copying Laurie in on this so you'll also have her email if there's a reason to contact her directly.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Blue skies,
Lyle

DL Flt Supv Leonard V. Penny

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, ATL DL ret. Flt. Supv. Leonard V. ‘Daba’ Penny
July 31, 1923 - June 10, 2013
 
WWII veteran, retired ATL DL Flight Supv. Leonard Vinton ‘Daba’ Penny passed away June 10th at the age of 89.  
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at  http://www.cogginsfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1007855 
Services were held June 12th in Georgia.
Survived by his wife Elsie personal condolences may be sent to
64 Skelton Road , Thomaston  GA 30286-1716  ...   (706) 647-9301
 
Thank you,
~ Carol
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Leonard Penny
Born: July 31, 1923
Death: June 10, 2013
Organizations: Eighth Air Force, WWII
 
Biography:
 
Mr. Leonard Vinton "Daba" Penny, age 89, born July 31, 1923 in Atlanta Ga, to D.L. and Myrtle (Morris) Penny, died peacefully at home on Monday June 10, 2013, in Thomaston Ga.
 
He attended Atlanta Boys High and The University of Tennessee, at which time he was in training with the Eighth Air Force. During WWII, he flew missions as a B-17 Radio Operator and Gunner with the 401st Bomb Group.
 
He married Elsie Hendry on June 18, 1948 and joined Delta Airlines, retiring as a Flight Superintendent, with 37 years of service. Leonard and Elsie are the proud parents of five children, John (Virginia) Penny, Glen Penny (deceased 1982), Keith Penny, Elaine Penny, and Karen (Richard) Shampaine; grandchildren Annalee Penny, Kyle (Shanna) Penny, Jared Penny; great-granddaughter Kyla Penny; sister-in-law Charlene (Oliver) Race; cousins, Regina (Lee) Brown, and Helen (James) Barrett (Deceased); nieces and nephews.
 
Leonard was a member of Thomaston First United Methodist Church, past president of the Service Sunday School Class, Capitol View Masonic Lodge #640 F&AM, and the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.
 
A memorial service will be held in the Chapel at the Thomaston First United Methodist Church, on Wednesday June 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
The family will receive friends in the church parlor from 10-11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of choice.
 
"Forever aloft. Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth..." - High Flight.
 
Coggins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
From: Rocky   Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2013 11:54 AM
Subject: In Memory of Leonard Vinton Penny - DL flight control retiree
 
http://www.cogginsfuneralhome.com/sitemaker/sites/Coggin1/obit.cgi?user=1007855Penny

condolences to his wife Elsie:
64 Skelton Rd
Thomaston GA 30286-1716

NEA/DL Retired Pilot JAMES L. VADEBONCOEUR

Update:   ~ IN MEMORY ~
Vietnam war veteran, NEA/DL CAPT. JAMES L.
January 9, 1934 - May 10, 2013
 
Notification of the passing of NEA/DL Captain James Vadeboncoeur, age 79.  Captain Vadeboncoeur hired on with Northeast 07-15-1968 and retired with Delta August 1991, F/O based ATL.
A more complete life story was published in the NH paper on May 21st and will be available on our blogspot.  Please visit http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20130521-PUBLICRECORDS04-305210309  or the funeral home website at http://www.remickgendron.com/obituaries/James-Vadeboncoeur1272032/   Services for Captain Vadeboncoeur were held June 8th in NH. 
Survived by his wife Lois personal condolences may be sent to   79 Drinkwater Road , Hampton Falls  NH 03844-2119  ...   (863) 385-2492
Thank you,
~ Carol
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HAMPTON FALLS — James L. Vadeboncoeur, 79, died peacefully Friday, May 10, 2013, at Watson Fields Assisted Living in Dover.
 
He was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Haverhill, Mass., the son of the late Lucien L. and H. Marion (Dacey) Vadeboncoeur and was raised in Haverhill.
 
He was a 1951 graduate of Haverhill High School and received his bachelor's degree in accounting from New Hampshire College.
 
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Air Force Reserves serving as a pilot from 1953 through his retirement as a major in 1976. He proudly served in the Vietnam War. In 1965, he was awarded The Air Medal from the United States Air Force for his meritorious achievement and devotion to his country. He also served in the Air National Guard of New Hampshire from 1967 through 1972.
 
Mr. Vadeboncoeur had a 23-year career as a pilot, first flying for Northeast Airlines which later merged with Delta Airlines. He was a founding member of the Seacoast Indoor Tennis Club in North Hampton, an accomplished pianist, an avid golfer, tennis player, and Red Sox fan. He coached Little League Baseball in North Hampton and Hampton when his boys were young. He enjoyed summers at Squam Lake, warm winters in Florida, and loved his home in Hampton Falls.
 
He wrote a song for each of his five grandchildren that he would often play on the piano at family gatherings. He enjoyed creating funny nicknames for his family members and was lovingly known as "Smiling Jim."
 
We will remember him for his vibrant personality and devotion to helping others through the numerous charities he held dear to his heart.
 
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lois (Branch) Vadeboncoeur; four sons and their wives, James L. and Elle, John H. and Kirsten, Gary P. and Michael L. and Sue; five grandchildren, Tori, Jake, Emily, Evan and Shauna; three sisters, Paula Vadeboncoeur, Diane Tremblay and Priscilla Swanson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Phyllis A. (Steiner) Vadeboncoeur; and one sister, Lorna Antkowiak.
 
SERVICES: A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m., in the Remick and Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton, followed by a brief service in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hampton Falls. A reception will follow at The Galley Hatch.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund or the American Cancer Society. To sign an online guest book visit www.RemickGendron.com 
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=james-l-vadeboncoeur&pid=165092488&fhid=4699 
Vadeboncoeur, James L., age 79, of Hampton Falls, NH, formerly of Haverhill, died May 10, 2013 in Dover, NH. Born Jan. 9, 1934 in Haverhill, a son of the late Lucien L. and H. Marion (Dacey) Vadeboncoeur. Loving husband of 45 years to Lois (Branch) Vadeboncoeur, devoted father of four sons; James L. and his wife, Elle; John H. and his wife, Kirsten; Gary P.; and Michael L. and his wife, caring grandfather to Tori, Jake, Emily, Evan and Shauna, and special brother to Paula Vadeboncoeur, Diane Tremblay and Priscilla Swanson and uncle to several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister, Lorna Antkowiak, and first wife, Phyllis A. (Steiner) Vadeboncoeur. Haverhill High Class of 1951, bachelor's degree in accounting from New Hampshire College. Vietnam veteran of the Air Force Reserves and the Air National Guard of NH. A 23 year pilot for Northeast and Delta Airlines.

Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH, followed by a brief service at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Hampton Falls.

Donations to the Jimmy Fund/Dana -Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-9376.

Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view the memorial website, sign the tribute wall, or for directions
James was hired by Northeast 07/15/1968 and retired from Delta in 1991.
Published in The Boston Globe on June 2, 2013  
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More info and images can be viewed and are archived at the PCN Flown West http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/ 
 
Mark Sztanyo
PCN Dir

JAMES L. VADEBONCOEUR

1934 - 2013 | Obituary

Vadeboncoeur, James L.
79, of Hampton Falls, NH, formerly of Haverhill, died May 10, 2013 in Dover, NH. Born Jan. 9, 1934 in Haverhill, a son of the late Lucien L. and H. Marion (Dacey) Vadeboncoeur. Loving husband of 45 years to Lois (Branch) Vadeboncoeur, devoted father of four sons; James L. and his wife, Elle; John H. and his wife, Kirsten; Gary P.; and Michael L. and his wife, caring grandfather to Tori, Jake, Emily, Evan and Shauna, and special brother to Paula Vadeboncoeur, Diane Tremblay and Priscilla Swanson and uncle to several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister, Lorna Antkowiak, and first wife, Phyllis A. (Steiner) Vadeboncoeur. Haverhill High Class of 1951, bachelor's degree in accounting from New Hampshire College. Vietnam veteran of the Air Force Reserves and the Air National Guard of NH. A 23 year pilot for Northeast and Delta Airlines. Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH, followed by a brief service at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Hampton Falls. Donations to the Jimmy Fund/Dana -Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or the
American Cancer Society , 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-9376. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view the memorial website, sign the tribute wall, or for directions.
.Published in The Boston Globe on June 2, 2013
 
Passing of JAMES L. VADEBONCOEUR NEA/DL Retired Pilot     
JAMES L. VADEBONCOEUR
Jan. 9, 1934 - May 10, 2013 | Obituary



Vadeboncoeur, James L.
79, of Hampton Falls, NH, formerly of Haverhill, died May 10, 2013 in Dover, NH. Born Jan. 9, 1934 in Haverhill, a son of the late Lucien L. and H. Marion (Dacey) Vadeboncoeur. Loving husband of 45 years to Lois (Branch) Vadeboncoeur, devoted father of four sons; James L. and his wife, Elle; John H. and his wife, Kirsten; Gary P.; and Michael L. and his wife, caring grandfather to Tori, Jake, Emily, Evan and Shauna, and special brother to Paula Vadeboncoeur, Diane Tremblay and Priscilla Swanson and uncle to several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister, Lorna Antkowiak, and first wife, Phyllis A. (Steiner) Vadeboncoeur. Haverhill High Class of 1951, bachelor's degree in accounting from New Hampshire College. Vietnam veteran of the Air Force Reserves and the Air National Guard of NH. A 23 year pilot for Northeast and Delta Airlines.

Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd., Hampton, NH, followed by a brief service at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Hampton Falls.

Donations to the Jimmy Fund/Dana -Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-9376.

Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view the memorial website, sign the tribute wall, or for directions.
 
Published in The Boston Globe on June 2, 2013

Obituary for James L. Vadeboncoeur

Hampton Falls – James L. Vadeboncoeur, 79, of Hampton Falls passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Watson Fields Assisted Living in Dover. He was the loving husband of Lois (Branch) Vadeboncoeur.

James was born on January 9, 1934, in Haverhill, MA and was the son of the late Lucien L. and H. Marion (Dacey) Vadeboncoeur.

James was raised in Haverhill and was a graduate of Haverhill High School Class of 1951. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from New Hampshire College. James served with the United States Air Force and later the Air Force Reserves as a pilot from 1953 through his retirement as a Major in 1976. He proudly served in the Vietnam War. In 1965, James was awarded The Air Medal from the United States Air Force for his meritorious achievement and devotion to his country. He also served in the Air National Guard of New Hampshire from 1967 through 1972. James had a 23 year long career as a pilot, first flying for Northeast Airlines, which later merged with Delta Airlines.

He was a founding member of the Seacoast Indoor Tennis Club in North Hampton, was an accomplished pianist, an avid golfer, tennis player, and Red Sox fan. He coached Little League Baseball in North Hampton and Hampton when his boys were young. He enjoyed summers at Squam Lake, warm winters in Florida, and loved his home in Hampton Falls. James wrote a song for each of his five grandchildren that he would often play on the piano at family gatherings. He also enjoyed creating funny nicknames for his family members. He was lovingly known as “Smiling Jim.” We will remember Jim for his vibrant personality and devotion to helping others through the numerous charities he held dear to his heart.

James is survived by his loving wife, Lois, of 45 years, as well as his four sons; James L. and his wife, Elle; John H. and his wife, Kirsten; Gary P.; and Michael L. and his wife, Sue. James is also survived by his grandchildren, Tori, Jake, Emily, Evan and Shauna, as well as his sisters, Paula Vadeboncoeur, Diane Tremblay and Priscilla Swanson. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Lorna Antkowiak, and his first wife, Phyllis A. (Steiner) Vadeboncoeur.

A celebration of James’ life will be held on Saturday June 8, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. in the Remick and Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH, followed by a brief service at The Oak Lawn Cemetery in Hampton Falls.
If desired, donations may be made in James’ name to the Jimmy Fund / Dana -Farber Cancer Instiitute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-9376.

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Mark Sztanyo
PCN Dir
death@pilotcommunication.net

NEA/DL Capt. John E. 'Jack' French

***correction....that is retirement in January of year 1980  of course ... thank you! 
~ Carol


~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, NEA/DL Capt. John ‘Jack’ French 
January 10, 1920 ~ June 17, 2013                  
    

Word has been received with the passing of WWII veteran, Delta Golden Wings and Delta Pioneer member, retired NEA/DL Captain John E. ‘Jack’ French Sr., age 93.  Captain French hired on with Northeast 06-11-1941 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in January 1980, based DFW.  To view/sign the online guestbook please visit

Services will be held June 22 with a reception following.  Burial will be private.  Survived by his wife Elaine personal condolences may be sent to
3 Partridge Lane, Atkinson  NH 03811-2470  ...   (603) 362-5576
or c/o of their son Dennis (Suzanne) French at
512 Chester Turnpike , Candia  NH 03034-2207
Thank you,
~ Carol 

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John E French, Sr. 93, formerly of Atkinson, NH. died peacefully on June 17th, 2013 in Palermo, ME with his wife Elaine F French, son Dennis and wife Suzanne by his side. 

"Jack" was born on January 10th, 1920 in Arlington, Massachusetts to the late James M. and Elizabeth French (formally Crooks). He attended Wentworth Institute of Technology after high school. He was then trained as a pilot for the Army Air Corps and served in WWII with many decorations to his credit. His favorite plane was the B24 which saw him through 35 successful combat missions. He is probably most famous for his role in the Kassel Mission and the lives he saved. Lieutenant Colonel John E French Sr. retired in 1979 after 37 years of service. Jack also worked as a commercial airline pilot for Northeast Airlines which became Delta Airlines. He retired in December 1979 after 38 years in the sky. 

Some of his favorite hobbies were woodworking, building model cars & airplanes and watching automobile racing. Jack enjoyed boating, gardening and traveling around the world with his wife Elaine, who he fondly called "Lovey". 

He is pre-deceased by his sister, "Betty" Lewis and brothers Philip and Dick. Jack is survived by his devoted wife of 39 years, Elaine F French and 5 sons; John E French, Jr. of Pierre, SD; James R French and his wife Janice, of Mason, NH; David R French and his wife Susan, of Grafton, MA; Dennis J French and his wife Suzanne, of Candia, NH; Steven N French and his wife Karen of Epping, NH. He also had 8 grandchildren; Donna Spencer & Jennifer Dixon; Kenneth French; Matthew, Erin and Christopher French; Nicole & Brianna French. He had one great-grandchild; Tyler Spencer.

A memorial will be held Saturday June 22, 2013 in Candia, NH.

If you wish to make a donation in Jack's name; please consider the  Alzheimer's Association  or the Breast Cancer Society to donate to your local chapter.

  .Published in Union Leader on June 20, 2013

Cremation Society of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester NH 03104

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From: George Chaudoin    Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 3:16 AM   Subject: Captain John E. French,Sr.
From: "Donna Blanchard" <dsblanchard7@verizon.net>
Subject: Captain John E. French,Sr.
Date: June 19, 2013 8:43:54 PM EDT
To: "George Chaudoin" <oeg1011@comcast.net>, "JON J MAYNARD" <jjmaynard@usa.net>
HELLO EVERYONE.............IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT I INFORMED YOU ALL THAT NEA/DAL RETIRED CAPTAIN JOHN (JACK) E. FRENCH, SR. PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013.  HE WAS BORN ON JANUARY 10, 1920.  HE WAS 93 YEARS OLD.  HE STARTED FLYING FOR NORTHEAST AIRLINES IN ‘41 OR ‘42 AND RETIRED FROM DELTA AIRLINES IN 1980. THE ARRANGEMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS...........
THE WAKE WILL BE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013
AT THE HOME OF ONE OF HIS SONS @ 1100
MR. AND MRS. DENNIS FRENCH
512 CHESTER TURNPIKE
CANDIA, NH  03034
THERE WILL BE A SERVICE @ 1145 ON THE SAME DAY.
THERE WILL BE A RECEPTION AFTER THE SERVICE AT THE HOME OF MR. AND MRS. DENNIS FRENCH.
BURIAL WILL BE PRIVATE.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

NWA Capt. Andrew V. Balkus

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Andrew Vincent Balkus
April 27, 1943 ~ May 21, 2013

Notification of the passing of retired Northwest Airlines pilot Capt. Andrew ‘Andy’ Vincent Balkus, age 70.  Captain Balkus hired on with NWA 05-28-1974.  He is survived by his wife Sharon Kay Vanfossen-Balkus.  To the best of my knowledge personal condolences may be sent to  
11 Pine St. Apt. 4 , Newburyport  MA  01950-3238   or
  PO Box 257, Wapiti  WY 82450-0257..... (978) 462-7220
 
Thank you,
~ Carol 
 
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Andrew Balkus, 70: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Daily News of Newburyport, The (MA) - Monday, May 27, 2013
 
Andrew Balkus, 70
 
Newburyport, MA and Wapiti, WY — After a five-year battle with cancer, Andrew Balkus passed peaceably in his sleep with Sharon, his devoted wife of 22 years, at his side.
 
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1943 and raised in Lynn, Mass., he graduated from Lynn English in 1961. A consummate optimist and lover of life, he always had a warm smile and big hug for all. His beginnings as a truck driver after high school grew into an international aviation career that spanned more than 30 years with Northwest Airlines. Retiring as a Wide Body DC-10 Captain, his adventuring continued on the SV "Its Good," with more than a decade of cruising the Caribbean Islands and the coast of South America with his wife. A deep devotion to family and friends allowed for many special times at home and abroad for his children and grandchildren. Andy is deeply loved and will be missed by his wife, Sharon; brother, William; sister, Judy; sons, Dan and Brad; Brad's wife, Kara; grandchildren, Madelyn and Andrew; and countless friends and family.
 
ARRANGEMENTS: A celebration of life ceremony will be held later this summer.  Memorial contributions may be made to Oriental Culture Institute, 85 Essex Street, Haverhill, MA 01831, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284, or another charity of your choice.
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Andy Balkus
Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 2:48 pm
 
Andy Balkus, 70, of Wapiti died peacefully May 21, 2013, at his home with his loving wife Sharon by his side.
A Celebration of Life will be held this summer with Ballard Funeral Home assisting.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WAL/DAL Captain Max Ross

~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL Capt. Max Edward Ross Sr.
March 16, 1934 ~ June 9, 2013


Captain Ross hired on with Western 01-09-1967 and retired in 1994 at the mandatory age 60, based 030/LAX. 
Capt. Ross was 79 years of age at the time of his passing.
Personal condolences may be sent to
3031 Via San Marco Ct.,  Fort Myers  FL 33905-5413 
Thank you,
~ Carol Faulkner, PCN death notice communicator
death@pilotcommunication.net
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~In Memory~
WAL/DAL Captain Max Ross
            1939 - 6/9/2013

 Recently received obituary:

MAX E. ROSS
MAX DEPARTED THIS EARTH ON JUNE 9, 2013 AFTER A  22 MONTH COURAGEOUS BATTLE WITH CANCER.
MAX RESIDED WITH HIS WIFE JEAN IN FORT MYERS, FL,  AT 3031 VIA SAN MARCO CT.
MOTHER: MAXINE  ROSS-GEIGER
FATHER:  S. OWEN ROSS
RAISED: NOBLEVILLE, IN

EDUCATION:  ATTENDED BROAD-RIPPLE HIGH SCHOOL
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
ATTENDED INDIANA UNIVERSITY
MARRIED TO LESLIE ROSS  1970-1975
MAX AND LESLIE HAD ONE SON MAX E. ROSS JR..1971
MAX WORKED FOR WESTERN AIRLINES AS AN AIRLINE CAPTAIN, IN 1986 WESTERN
MERGED WITH DELTA AIRLINES, WHERE MAX CONTINUED FLYING FOR DELTA, UNTIL HIS
RETIREMENT ON  3/15/94. MAX ALSO SERVED ON THE BOARD OF THE AIRLINE PILOTS
ASSOCIATION FOR SEVERAL YEARS.
MAX SERVED IN THE USAF UNTIL 1966, HE ATTAINED THE RANK OF CAPTAIN
MAX WAS A JET FIGHTER PILOT, SERVING IN THE 66 INTERCEPTOR SQUADRON, MAX ENTERED THE USAF IN 1952  AS ENLISTED, WHERE HE SERVED AS A RIO.   HE WAS A KOREAN WAR VETERAN, ALTHOUGH WHEN HE RECEIVED ORDERS FOR KOREA, THE CONFLICT HAD ENDED.
MAX WON  NUMEROUS AWARDS IN FLIGHT TRAINING, AS NOTED IN THE AIR FORCE TIMES

MAX WAS A MEMBER OF THE METHODIST CHURCH
MAX CONTRIBUTED TO THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT.
MAX WAS A MEMBER OF THE TEA PARTY PARTY PATRIOTS IN FORT MYERS, FL
MAX WAS A REGISTERED VOTER IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND POLITICAL ACTIVIST

MAX LOVED FLYING, ENJOYED TRAVELING IMMENSELY , AND LIVED HIS LIFE
EVERY DAY TO THE FULLEST.

MAX WAS IN CHINA, WHEN HIS ILLNESS FORCED HIM TO RETURN TO THE US.
MAX WAS A MEMBER OF THE VENTANA CANYON COUNTRY CLUB, TUCSON , AZ, AND WAS AN AVID GOLFER. HE LOVED THE ARIZONA FOOTHILLS AND WILDLIFE.

HE ALSO GREATLY ENJOYED  THE INDIANA 500 RACE, AS WELL AS THE GRAND PRIX.  HE WAS A LOVER OF SPORTS CARS, ESPECIALLY JAGUAR CONVERTIBLES, THE FASTER THE BETTER.  MAX ALSO WAS A GREAT LOVER OF NATURE, WILDLIFE, AND ANIMALS,  ESPECIALLY CATS, HAVING HAD SEVERAL THROUGHOUT HIS ADULT LIFE.
MAX WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:
HIS MOTHER MAXINE ROSS, AND THREE SISTERS, JUDY, PATRICIA, AND
 MAX IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE JEAN,
 MAX IS ALSO SURVIVED BY HIS BELOVED AND ONLY CHILD , HIS SON, MAX E.
 ROSS JR, AND WIFE JEN, OF BOOTH-BAY HARBOR, ME
 THREE GRANDSONS, RYAN ROSS 17, JACKSON ROSS 7, ALEX ROSS 3.
 MAX IS ALSO SURVIVED BY HIS SISTER CAROLE PIERCE AND BROTHER-IN-LAW  DON PIERCE OF INDIANAPOLIS, AS WELL AS NIECES TERI, PENNY AND TINA, AND NEPHEW DONNY PIERCE.
 MAX ALSO LEAVES BEHIND HIS SPECIAL FRIENDS:
 RICHARD URDAHL
 LEO MALONE
 DENNIS GONZALES
 JACK BAUER
 ARYANA GRANTHAM
 GLORIA STARK
MAX'S NIECE , TERI RUFF IS VICE PRESIDENT OF CARDIOLOGY AT ST FRANCIS
HOSPITAL IN INDIANAPOLIS, AND GRACIOUSLY ARRANGED A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR HER UNCLE, WHERE SHE IS ON STAFF..
CELEBRATION OF LIFE TO BE HELD IN THE ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL..... CHAPEL...SUNDAY JUNE 23,2013 2:00 PM
 WAKE TO BE HELD IMMEDIATELY AFTER 

ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL

 QUESTIONS CAN BE DIRECTED TO CAROLE PIERCE #317-431-7101
 OR JEAN
 ROSS 239-222-0229                                   
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It is with sadness that we have received this notice from Jean about the passing of Max.  We await more information that will be published here when received.  Mark
From: Dick Deeds <dickdeeds@pacbell.net>
Date: June 10, 2013, 6:34:00 PM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Passing of WAL/DAL Captain Max Ross

Another "good guy" gone!
Dick

Dear Friends of Max,
It is with great regret and sorrow that I must inform you that my "dear husband" Max passed away at 8:18 P.M. last evening at Hope Hospice near our home.
He is finally at peace after his long courageous battle with cancer.
I am very grateful that he had such wonderful friends in his life.
Services will be held in Indianapolis, IN.  Max's sister and extended family still reside there.
Date and Time of Service, will be provided in the near future.
God Bless.....Jean Ross

Max Ross was born in 1939. Max lived in New Palestine, Indiana. Max Ross attended Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis, IN and graduated class of 1952.

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Thanks to Jack Bauer for this info.
Dick
Hello,
Jean Ross... again, just to let you know that the Memorial Service will be on Sunday, June 23, in Indianapolis, In.
We, Max's sister and I have a tentative place selected, but need to get an idea of how many will attend the service, before making final arrangements.
I would greatly appreciate any feed back regarding attendance.
God Bless...Jean Ross  Home# 239-936-2286 Cell # 239-222-0229