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Monday, August 26, 2013

NWA Capt. James T. Wellman

Vietnam war veteran, NWA Capt. James T. ‘Dutch’ Wellman
March 8, 1941 ~ August 24, 2013

Word has been received with news of the passing of RNPA member NWA Captain James Thomas Wellman II, age 72.  Captain Wellman hired on with Northwest 04-07-1969.  Services for Captain Wellman will be held August 29th at the Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury TX.   Interment: Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with military honors. 

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.wileyfuneralhome.com/  Captain Wellman is survived by his wife Andrea.  To the best of my knowledge personal condolences may be sent to their mailing address:  PO BOX 1436 , GRANBURY  TX  76048-8436
James T. Wellman
March 8, 1941 - August 24, 2013
James T. "Dutch" Wellman, 72, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at his Hood County residence.
Funeral: 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at Wiley Funeral Home. Interment: 2:15 p.m. Thursday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.
Memorials: Shrine Burn Hospital for Children.
Mr. Wellman was born Mar. 8, 1941, in Wichita Falls, to James Thomas Wellman, Sr. and Opal Mae Vernon Wellman. He married Andrea Jeanne LaBathe Sept. 14, 1995, in Pensacola, Fla. Dutch was a Vietnam War era Naval Aviator and held the rank of Lt. Commander at retirement. He served as Captain for Northwest Airlines for 32 years. He was past president of the Lake Granbury Shrine Club, a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of the Scottish Rite and Daedalians.
Survivors: Wife, Andrea Wellman of Granbury; son, James Wellman, III of Burnsville, Minn.; daughter, Romi Taylor of Burnsville, Minn.; step-daughter, Christa Barfknecht of Madison, Wis.; granddaughters, Sophie Taylor, Olivia Taylor and Ella Wellman, all of Burnsville, Minn., Assata Harper of Madison, Wis.; sisters, Beverly Ryan of Wichita Falls, Gloria Wellman of Santa Fe, N.M., Donna Sue (Skeet) Taigen of Dublin, Calif.; numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
Wiley Funeral Home
Granbury, 817-573-3000 
From: RNPA News Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 3:25 PM   Subject: Dutch Wellman Has Flown West

Dear RNPA friends,
I am heartbroken to tell you that Dutch passed away at home on Saturday, August 24th at 10:30 p.m.  His dear sister Sue and her husband were with us along with our angel hospice nurse.

The funeral will be this Thursday in Granbury, TX followed by a full military burial at the DFW National Cemetery in Arlington, TX, which was Dutch's wish.
I will send the full obituary when it is available.

Andrea Wellman

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Jackie O'Reilly, widow of NWA Capt. Jim O'Reilly

Jacquilyn Jackie K. O'Reilly, widow of NWA Capt. Jim O'Reilly
April 29, 1941 - August 22, 2013

RNPA member Jacquilyn Kay O'Reilly, age 72, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 22 surrounded by her family at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta MN.  A Celebration of Jackie's life will be Monday, August 26, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Goenner Pavilion & Park in Clear Lake MN (located behind the fire station). Burial will be in Mission Cemetery, Merrifield MN. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud MN.  Jackie was born April 29, 1941 in Brainerd MN to Thomas and Evelyn (Sabin) Hall. Jackie graduated from Brainerd High School in 1959. On February 15, 1964 Jackie married her high school sweetheart Jim O'Reilly, in New Iberia LA. Jackie was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her three children. She was very active in her children's activities and, late in life, enjoyed the grandchildren's events. She was very proud of all of them. Jackie loved going to garage sales, shopping in antique stores, playing bridge, taking lots of pictures, traveling and fishing. She wintered in Arizona and spent summers at her home on Mission Lake.  She is survived by her son and daughters:  Kristie (Kevin) Cencer of Clear Lake MN, Craig (Jody) O'Reilly of Pine River MN, Dawn (Todd) Drayna of Clear Lake MN; six grandchildren:  Benjamin, Nicholas and Reilly Cencer; Lainey O'Reilly, and Kaelyn and Kennedy Drayna; sister Sharyl (Tom) Neutz of Merrifield MN; brothers and sisters-in-law Mike (Bev) O'Reilly, Jerry (Cheryl) O'Reilly, Bob (Jan) O'Reilly, Penny (Jeff) Sawdy, John O'Reilly, Viki O'Reilly, Diane O'Reilly, Jeri Lee O'Reilly and Dave Karlson.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James O'Reilly on June 30, 2011;  two brothers-in-law:  Tim and Tom O'Reilly, and one sister-in-law Jackie Karlson.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit Benson Funeral Home’s website at http://www.bensonfuneralhome.com/obituaries.php 
Jackie had most recently resided in Minnesota and wintered in Arizona.
Thank you,
~ Carol

From the family:  Mom’s Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, August 26th from 4-8pm at the Chet Goenner Pavilion and Park in Clear Lake. This is located close to the fire hall. When in Clear Lake, turn south off of Hwy 24 onto Brooks Street (across from St. Marcus Catholic Church).  It is two blocks off of Hwy 24.

Please help us celebrate and remember all of the wonderful things about Mom's life!
There will be a light meal provided.
Thanks again for all the thoughts and prayers!
From: RNPA News Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2013 2:21 PM    Subject:  Jackie O'Reilly Service Information 
It is with sadness that we inform everyone of the passing of our dear friend, Jackie O'Reilly, widow of Jim O'Reilly, on Thursday evening August 22nd.  Jackie suffered a stroke on June 5th and just could not overcome all of the obstacles associated with the stroke.
 A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, August 26th from 4-8 p.m. at the Chet Goenner Pavilion and Park in Clear Lake, MN.
For further details go to caringbridge.org/visit  then enter jackieoreilly (no apostrophe; all one word). 
Thanks, Jane & Don Chadwick
James R. Oreilly: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: James R. Oreilly
State of Issue: Minnesota
Date of Birth: Sunday  March  01, 1942
Date of Death: Thursday  June  30, 2011
Age at Death: 69 years, 3 months, 29 days
Last known residence:   City:  Surprise, Sun City
County:  Maricopa  State:  Arizona

PAA/DL Capt. William J. Donnelly Jr.

Navy veteran, PAA/DL  William J. Donnelly Jr. 
July 2, 1936 - August 23, 2013  

Notification with the passing of PAA/DL retired pilot Captain William J. Donnelly Jr., USNR (ret.) age 77.  I believe Captain Donnelly hired on with Pan Am 03-28-1966 and retired with Delta Air Lines at the mandatory age 60 in 1996.  With Delta, he was shown as based QNY/030 at the time of his retirement.  Captain Donnelly was widowed in January 2012 with the death of his wife Alcenior Dehoney Donnelly.   

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit Adzima Funeral Home’s website at http://www.adzimafuneralhome.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=10346  Captain Donnelly had most recently resided at
4814 Solitary Drive , Rockledge  FL 32955-6553 and Trumbull CT.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated August 27th in Connecticut.  Inurnment with full military honors will be at a later date, Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell FL.

William J. Donnelly
July 2, 1936 - August 23, 2013 

U.S. Veteran Captain William J. Donnelly Jr., USNR (Ret.) age 77, of Viera, Florida, formerly of Trumbull, CT, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2013 surrounded by his family. William was predeceased by his beloved wife Alcenior M. (Dehoney) Donnelly and is survived by his four sons: Duane and wife Deline of Orange, CT; David and wife Paty of Miami, FL; Daryl of West Haven, CT; and Danial and wife Carol of Trumbull, CT; his sisters Joan and Jane, seven grandchildren: James and fiance Jordan, Jessica, Dustyn, Ashley, Kathleen, Meghan and Danial, two great-grandsons Cole and Julien, his brother-in-law Ward Dehoney and wife Kathryn of Kansas City, MO and sister-in-law Mayme Hurley of Wheeling, IL as well as a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, William was also predeceased by his father, William Sr. and his mother, Jane Jubela as well as his loving paternal grandmother, Catherine Donnelly and his beloved aunt Mary Golden Donnelly who were instrumental in his upbringing in Kansas City, MO. Also predeceasing William were his brothers David and Patrick and his sisters-in-law Jo-Ann Sheehan and Mary Dehoney and daughter-in-law Julie. Bill was raised in Kansas City, MO and was a proud graduate of both Rockhurst High School and Rockhurst University. His distinguished career as both a U.S. Naval Aviator and a commercial pilot for Pan American World Airways and Delta Air Lines afforded Bill, Alcenior and their sons the opportunity to live in various places and experience an exciting life of travel worldwide. As a young man, Bill was active in many sports and was particularly successful as a fast-pitch softball player. Bill took great delight in customizing his many homes for 54 years, always to the specifications of his loving wife Alcenior . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 27th at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church 220 Shelton Road Trumbull, CT. Inurnment with full military honors will be at a later date, in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Friends may greet his family on Monday August 26, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. in the Adzima Funeral Home 50 Paradsie Green Place Stratford, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org  For more information or to make an online condolence visit www.adzimafuneralhome.com    - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ctpost/obituary.aspx?n=William-Donnelly&pid=166586216#fbLoggedOut 

Alcenior M. Donnelly
August 31, 1935 - January 28, 2012 

Mrs. Alcenior M. (Dehoney) Donnelly, 76, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2012 after a brief struggle with lung cancer. For 54 years “Snookie” was the devoted wife of Captain William J. Donnelly, USNR, Retired. Alcenior is survived by her four sons: Duane and wife Deline of Orange, CT; David and Paty of Miami, FL; Daryl of West Haven, CT and Danial and wife Carol of Trumbull, CT, as well as siblings Mary Dehoney of Kansas City, MO; Ward Dehoney and wife Kathryn of Kansas City, MO and Mayme Hurley of Wheeling, IL. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren James, Jessica, Dustyn, Ashley, Kathleen, Meghan, and Danial, her two great-grandsons, Cole and Julien, and a number of nieces and nephews. Alcenior was predeceased by her sister Jo-Ann Sheehan and her daughter-in-law Julie.  

Alcenior was a long-time parishioner of St. John the Evangelist of Viera, FL, where a funeral mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Entombment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. To honor the support Alcenior provided to her husband William, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to One Senior Place, 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera, FL, or the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.com 

Alcenior was originally from Kansas City, MO. She loved living in sunny Florida as a proud homemaker, excellent cook and avid bridge player. Her loving heart will be missed by her family and friends.  

Interment:  Florida National Cemetery

Thursday, August 22, 2013

WA/DL Capt. Robert Frederik Schmidt

WA/DL Capt. Robert F. Schmidt
November 3, 1927 ~ August 20, 2013

Notification of the passing of WA/DL Captain Robert F. Schmidt.  Born/raised in the Fresno area Robert Frederik Schmidt was 85 years of age at the time of his passing.  Captain Schmidt hired on with Western 09-07-1954 and retired in 1987, based LAX.  Online condolences may be left at http://www.fairhavenmemorial.com/fairhaven-obituaries/schmidt-robert   Please see note below....services will be held Tuesday the 27th in California. 
Survived by his wife Eileen personal condolences may be sent to
1744 Lemon Heights Drive ,   Santa Ana   CA 92705-2530
  Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:14 PM   pilots@wallybird.com   Subject: Bob Schmidt
..........Eileen, Bob's wife, who told me Bob passed away yesterday.
Bob retired in November 1987 at LAX. 
Services will be Tuesday the 27th, 12 pm, at Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary,
1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, Orange County, CA. 92705
 I will relay any further information as I get it.  
Dennis Wills

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

NWA Capt. John O. Syverson

Fargo Forum obituary:  http://www.inforum.com/event/obituary/id/409785/   

John Oscar "Sy" Syverson

John O. “Sy” Syverson, 75, Mission, TX, Park Rapids, MN and formerly Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully at Sanford Palliative Care on August 20, 2013, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.  

John was born on the family farm in Ulen, Minnesota on July 16, 1938, to Oscar S. and Clara (Jenzer) Syverson, and was the youngest of seven sons. He grew up in Ulen, was baptized and confirmed at Atlanta Lutheran Church, attended grade school at District 48 County School and graduated from Ulen High School in 1955. He graduated from NDSU, Fargo, ND. His educational path continued to National Air War College, Montgomery, AL.  

On June, 2, 1984, John married Diane E. Benson in Fargo, ND. During their 29 years of marriage they traveled the world together.  

John’s passion was flying. His career began with the ND Air National Guard/Happy Hooligans, retiring as a Lt. Col. after 30 years. In 1966 John was hired by Northwest Airlines, ending his career in 1998 as a 747-400 Captain. Retirement was short lived as John became active in his other passion, politics. In 2003 he was elected to the North Dakota State Senate from District 45. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Fargo Planning Commission, Metro Council of Government, and on the Reed Township Board.  

John was State President of the Air Force Association, member of the El Zagal Shrine, American Legion, Amvets, Daedalions, Airline Pilots Association, National Guard Association, First Lutheran Church, and was a member of the MIA Hunters in Papau, New Guinea.  

John will be lovingly missed by his wife, Diane and daughter, Beth (Steve) Leonard of Chanhassen, MN. He is also survived by his brothers, Shelvin (Gladys), East Bethel, MN; Lowell, Wallace, and sister-in-law, Penny, all of the Minneapolis area; sister-in-law, Bonnie, Park Rapids, MN; mother-in-law, Betty Benson, Fargo, ND; brother-in-law, Mike (Jan) Benson, Fargo, ND; and 27 nephews and nieces.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Clara Syverson; brothers, Clinton, Aldus, and Dean; sisters-in-law, Vi and Betty; and Diane’s father, Lyle F. Benson.  

Memorial Service: 11:00am, Friday, August 23, 2013 at First Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND, with a Visitation one hour prior to the service. 
Burial (at a later date): North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.  

Memorials are preferred to the Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center, 820 4th St N, Fargo, ND 58102; First Lutheran Church, 619 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102; North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, 1825 46th St, Mandan, ND 58554; or a charity of your choice.  

Please feel free to visit John’s tribute page at www.hansonrunsvold.com 

NWA Capt. John Oscar Syverson
July 16, 1938 - August 20, 2013

Notification of the passing of NWA retired pilot and RNPA member Captain John O. Syverson.  Born/raised in Minnesota John Oscar Syverson was 75 years of age at the time of his passing.  Captain Syverson hired on with Northwest 07-18-1966 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1998.  Services are scheduled for August 23rd in Fargo ND.

To sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at  http://www.hansonrunsvold.com/obituaries/John-Syverson/ 

Captain Syverson is survived by his wife Diane.  To the best of my knowledge personal condolences may be sent to their Minnesota address at   17574 Crooked Pine Drive,  Park Rapids  MN 56470-6467  ....  (218) 732-6996 

Thank you,
~ Carol

Obituary for John Oscar Syverson
John O. Syverson, 75, of Fargo, ND, died Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Sanford Health, Palliative Care, Fargo.  

AUG 23 Visitation, from 10:00AM - 11:00AM
First Lutheran Church - Fargo
619 Broadway N., Fargo  ND 58102

AUG 23 Memorial Service at 11:00AM
First Lutheran Church - Fargo
619 Broadway N., Fargo  ND 58102 

Cemetery Details:  North Dakota Veterans Cemetery
1825 46th St. , Mandan  ND, 58554 
From: RNPA News Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 2:55 PM
Subject: John Syverson Has Flown West.

This has been posted on John Syverson’s Caringbridge website.
I am heartbroken to write that the love of my life passed away this morning at 7:30 am.  
Memorial service at 11:00 am, First Lutheran Church, Fargo, N.D., Friday August 23, 2013.
Visitation 1 hour prior and lunch following.
Arrangements by Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home

Saturday, August 17, 2013

DL Capt. Thomas J. Morrison Jr.

Note: updated 04-13-2014...hire date 03-01-1996 w/NWA...CF

NWA/DL  F/O  Thomas J. Morrison Jr.
May 22, 1960 ~ May 21, 2013

Belated notification with the passing of NWA/DL  F/O Thomas Jeffery Morrison.  He passed on the day before his 53rd birthday.  An avid sports enthusiast, he was an Ocean City Beach Patrol Hall of Famer, inducted in 1995 and one of their top rowers.  F/O Morrison joined Northwest Airlines 03-01-1996.  He died of heart failure while on a layover in London.   Services were held June 1 in Chalfont PA.   F/O Morrison’s death was noted in the July issue of ALPA’s In Memoriam column. 
To view the online obituary please visit the funeral home website at http://www.scanlinfuneralhome.com/ 
Survived by his wife Margaret ‘Peg’, personal condolences may be sent to the family at  
514 W. Lawn Ave.,  Lansdale  PA  19446-1525  ....  (215) 646-1880 

Thomas Jeffery Morrison: Newspaper Obituary 

Intelligencer, The (Doylestown, PA) - Sunday, May 26, 2013

Deceased Name: Thomas Jeffery Morrison


Thomas Jeffery 'Tuck' Morrison to his family and friends, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday May 21, 2013, one day shy of his 53rd birthday.
An airline pilot for Delta, he was on a flight layover while in London, England.
Born in Lansdale, Tuck was the son of Thomas Morrison and the late Elaine (Hazlett) Morrison. He graduated from Hatboro Horsham High School in 1979 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the Florida Institute of Technology.
Tuck met his beloved wife, Peg O'Reilly, in 1985. They were married in 1990 and had just celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary.
Besides being a pilot, Tuck was an avid hunter, a man who could fix and build almost anything, a sport enthusiast, a loving husband, and a devoted dad to their two children. Tuck was also a member of the Grace Community Church in Chalfont.
Tuck is survived by his loving wife, Peg, and beloved children, Kristen and Jeffery. Also surviving are his father, Thomas Morrison, and his sister, Suzanne, both of Ambler; his in-laws, Jim and Marge O'Reilly, of Lansdale; sister-in-law, Ann Neusidl (Bill) and nephew, William, of Easton; brother-in-law, Jim O'Reilly, of Tallahassee, Fla.; his uncle, George Morrison, of Lansdale, and his daughters, Gwen and Cherie; and his uncle, Bob Morrison (Joyce), of Madison, Wis.
Family and friends are invited to Tuck's Life Celebration at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 1, at Grace Community Church, 300 Highpoint Drive, Chalfont, Pa., where the visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Interment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Tuck's memory to either Grace Community Church at the above address, or the Delta Pilot Charitable Fund at www.dpcf.humanitycode.com  
To send condolences to the family, please visit the funeral home website listed below. Scanlin Funeral Home , Chalfont PA.


OCBP Rowing Legend Tom Morrison Dies at 52

The former Ocean City Beach Patrol member was one of the patrol's top rowers.
Posted by  Douglas Bergen  (Editor) , May 31, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Tom Morrison, an Ocean City Beach Patrol Hall-of-Famer, died on Tuesday, May 21, a day before his 53rd birthday. 

Morrison was a rookie lifeguard in 1979, and he quickly became one of the patrol's best rowers. His rowing prowess helped the OCBP win the 1981, 1983 and 1984 South Jersey Championships.

With the help of his singles rowing, the OCBP won every intercity competition during the summer of 1984 — the South Jerseys, Margate Memorials, Dutch Hoffmans in Wildwood, the Cape May County title and the Around-the-Island Row. 

He was inducted into the OCBP Hall of Fame in 1995. 

Morrison, a pilot with Delta Air Lines, died of heart failure while on a layover in London, according to family members. 

He lived in Lansdale, Pa., and is survived by his wife, Peg; son, Jeffrey; daughter, Kristen; sister, Suzanne Monihan; and father, Tom Morrison Sr. 

Details on funeral arrangements are not yet available, but services will likely be in Chalfonte, Pa., next week.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

NWA Capt. Ronald R. Sisca

Vietnam war veteran, NWA Capt. Ronald R. Sisca
October 20, 1941 ~ May 12, 2013

Belated notification with the passing of retired Northwest pilot Captain Ronald Raymond Sisca, age 71.  Services and funeral mass for Captain Sisca were held in Doylestown PA.  Survived by his wife Rebecca personal condolences may be sent to the family at   
738 Spring Valley Rd.,  Doylestown  PA 18901-3256  ....  (215) 348-1590 
Thank you,
~ Carol 
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 and Italia Marianna 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  www.reedandsteinbach.com

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

DL pilot/Flt Sim Instruc David Lynn McConnell

USAF veteran, DL F/O & Flt Sim Instructor  David Lynn McCONNELL
January 24, 1960 ~ August 11, 2013 

Notification with the passing of Delta Air Lines MD-88 pilot, later as a Flight Simulator Instructor David Lynn McConnell, age 53.  David’s obituary notes that he hired on with Delta in 1990.  Services will be held Friday August 16, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Parrott Funeral Home Chapel with visitation the evening prior.

To sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.parrottfuneralhome.com/ 
Survived by his wife Esther personal condolences may be sent to the family at 323 Legacy Lane , Peachtree City  GA 30269-3640  .... (770) 487-3970  

Mr. David Lynn McConnell of Peachtree City (formerly of Mercer County PA) passed away August 11, 2013. He was born January 24, 1960 in Greenville, PA. In 1978 he graduated from Lakeview High School in Stoneboro, PA., and then went on to graduate from Slippery Rock University in 1982. He served as a captain in the United States Air Force as a C-141 and 737 aircraft commander. Mr. McConnell joined Delta Airlines in 1990 as a First Officer on the MD-88 and later as a Flight Simulator Instructor. He had many hobbies including, hiking, photography, traveling, radio control airplanes, singing, karaoke, playing guitar and the theater. He is survived by his wife, Esther McConnell; parents, Rodney and Lois McConnell of Muncie, IN; his children, Ryan McConnell and his wife, Shawna of Newburyport, MA and Casey McConnell of Peachtree City; step-son, Ethan Lillemoe of Norcross; step daughters, Sarah Davenport and her husband, Kelley of Newnan, Rachel Lillemoe of Carrollton; sisters, Bonnie Carothers and her husband, Daniel of Mercer, PA, Linda Masters and her husband, Brian of Sharpsville, PA; brothers, Terry McConnell and his wife, Diane of Hermitage, PA, Edward McConnell and his wife, Amy of Sharpsburg; step-grandchildren, Charlie, Hannah and Lilly; 8 nieces and nephews; 3 great nieces. A funeral service will be held Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11 o'clock in the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home with Minister Keith Davenport officiating. Interment will follow at Georgia National Cemetery. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com   The family is accepting flowers or donations to: Piedmont Fayette Hospital Cancer Wellness Center. Please address these to Piedmont Healthcare Foundation; 2001 Peachtree Road NE; Suite 400; Atlanta, Georgia 30309 . The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory, 770-964-4800. 

  .Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on August 14, 2013
Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday (8-15-13) in PARROTT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 8355 Senoia Road, Fairburn, Ga. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com
Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday (8-16-13) in the funeral home chapel with Minister Keith Davenport officiating.
Burial: Georgia National Cemetery.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

DL Capt. David W. Clifford

USMC veteran, DL Capt. David W. Clifford
October 12, 1939 ~ August 8, 2013

Notification with the passing of retired DL pilot and Delta Golden Wings member Captain David Warren Clifford, age 73.  Captain Clifford hired on with Delta Air Lines 10-03-1966 and was based Chicago for most of his career, then CVG/030 prior to retirement.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at  http://www.arnoldfh.com/  The obituary may also be viewed at
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 24 at the Community United Methodist Church in Columbia MO with visitation prior to the service at 11:00 a.m. Survived by his wife Jean personal condolences may be sent to the family at
2613 Belfair Ct.,  Columbia  MO 65203-8446  ....  (573) 474-1967 

Life Story: 
DAVID WARREN CLIFFORD, 73 COLUMBIA, Mo. - David Warren Clifford, 73, of Columbia, Mo., passed away August 8, 2013 at the Mexico Missouri Veterans Home. He was born October 12, 1939 in Rockland, Maine to the late Richard and Anna (Smith) Clifford Greene. Dave was blessed with a great sense of adventure and encouraged that in others. Competition, whether as part of a sports team or as an individual, was always part of his life. At the age of 9, the family moved from Dave's beloved Maine to Maywood, Ill. He attended Proviso High School and competed in football, basketball and baseball. A sports scholarship enabled Dave to attend DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., where he competed all four years in football and baseball. He was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He worked waiting tables at the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority house where he met his wife, Jean McCalister. Following their graduations, they were married December 28, 1961, and enjoyed 51 years together.  

March 1962 David entered the United States Marine Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant based at NAS Pensacola for flight training and earning his wings as a Naval Aviator at Kingsville, Tex. At MCAS Cherry Point, N.C., he flew A-4's with Marine Attack Squadron 332. He then finished his active USMC service at NAS Pensacola as an instructor. At the completion of active duty, Dave remained in the Marine Corps reserves flying out of NAS Glenview in Illinois. Dave worked for Delta Air Lines for 30 years flying the DC-9 and Boeing 727 out of O'Hare Field in Chicago. Dave was a line check pilot on the DC-9. He served with the Air Line Pilots Association as Captain Representative and Council #43 Chairman for the Delta pilots based at O'Hare from 1988 to 1992.  

While living in Palatine, Ill., Dave was an active father to his two children, Dan and Elizabeth (Betsy). He served the Palatine Presbyterian Church as Sunday school teacher, Elder, and leader for 10 years in the Jr. High or Sr. High youth groups. He ran many miles with the Palatine High School cross country team as a volunteer. This led to his competition in local road races even completing two Boston Marathons and two Chicago Marathons. In the winter Dave cross country skied, again competing in area races including the 55K American Birkebeiner in Hayward, Wis., for many years. Dave was active in the founding of the Buehler YMCA in Palatine, Ill., serving on the board of directors from 1970 to 1977. In 1971 Dave was selected as the Jaycee "man of the year" by receiving their Distinguished Service Award. After 19 years in Palatine, Dave and Jean moved as "empty nester" to Lake Summerset, Ill. Here Dave could continue to pursue his sports and competitive interests always encouraging others as he went. He sailed, biked, kayaked, golfed, ice skated while continuing to run and cross country ski. He loved to sail and would captain trips to the British Virgin Islands with family and friends. After retirement, in October 1996, Jean and Dave traveled for two years in their fifth-wheel recreation vehicle visiting the lower 48 United States and nine Canadian providences.  

In November 2004 Dave became an incomplete paraplegic due to severe spinal stenosis. This did not stop his determination. He excelled at rehab even being honored by one of his physical therapists receiving that year's outstanding patient award. Dave's love of sports and competition continued as he biked many miles and raced his Invacare 27-speed handcycle. He completed 3 marathons racing with Achilles International in the Palm Beach, the Miami, and the Ft. Lauderdale marathons. Dave and Jean moved to Columbia, Mo., in 2006 where he was a member of the Community United Methodist Church and participated in the choir for several years. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sports events and the Tiger Quarterback Club. When Alzheimer's Disease took over, Dave was fortunate to attend The Adult Day Connection for a year before moving to the Mexico Missouri Veterans Home where he again received loving care.  

Dave is survived by his wife, Jean; son, Dan (Lisa) of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; and daughter, Betsy (Jon) Oursler of Columbia, Mo.; He was also the proud grandfather of six, Ricky, Nikki, and Ben Clifford of Hoffman Estates, and Paige, Keri, and Jeffrey Oursler of Columbia; two brothers, Bill ( Nancy ) of Lake Bluff, Ill., and Paul ( Alice ) of Romeoville, Ill.; and sister-in-law, Jo Ann McCalister of Goffstown, N.H. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Sylvia Kunreuther; and an infant son, Douglas William.  

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 24 at the Community United Methodist Church, 3301 Broadway, Columbia, Mo. Visitation is at 10:00 a.m. with the service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Adult Day Connection, 137 Clark Hall, Columbia, MO., 65211, or the Mexico Missouri Veterans Home, 1 Veterans Drive , Mexico, MO., 65265. Online condolences may be left at http://www.arnoldfh.com/ 

  .Published in Rockford Register Star from August 13 to August 14, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Northwest Airlink pilot Christopher Joe Thompson

Note:  Chris Thompson actually flew for Express Airlines 1 and Pinnacle Airlines, both were Northwest Airlink regional commuter affiliates. 
Thank you/CF  update 08-12-2013
USAF, former NWA pilot Christopher Joe Thompson
October 28, 1966 ~ August 7, 2013
Notification of the passing of former NWA (circa 1999-2009) pilot Chris Thompson, age 46.  Private services will be held August 10th in Rockford, Illinois.  To view/sign the online guestbook please visit  the funeral home website at www.sundbergfh.com/    or   http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/rrstar/obituary.aspx?n=Christopher-Thompson&pid=166328030#fbLoggedOut
If anyone can provide more information, please advise and we will update our BlogSpot. 
Thank you,

~ Carol
Christopher J. "Chris" Thompson, 46, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. He was born Oct. 28, 1966, in Rockford, the son of C. Dean and Gloria C. (Chudoba) Thompson. Chris had served in the US Air Force and was a former captain and pilot with Northwest Airlines. He loved his family and friends, including Bentley, his dog. Survivors include his parents, C. Dean and Gloria Thompson of Rockford; sister, Carol (Dave) Harris of Minong, WI; niece, Mikayla; nephew, Eli; grandmother, Frances Chudoba; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friend, Polly Roberts. Predeceased by his grandfather, Chris Chudoba. Private service on Saturday, August 10, 2013, in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online condolences at www.sundbergfh.com
  .Published in Rockford Register Star from August 9 to August 10, 2013.
Sundberg Funeral Home
215 N. 6th Street
Rockford, IL 61107

Friday, August 9, 2013

NWA Capt. Lawrence M. Buckner

Navy veteran, NWA Capt. Lawrence M. Buckner
September 26, 1936  -  August 3, 2013

Notification of the passing of retired NWA pilot Captain Lawrence Mack Buckner, age 76.  Captain Buckner hired on with Northwest 01-08-1968 and retired in March 1995 as noted in his obituary.  Services for Captain Buckner were held August 6th in Oklahoma. 

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.wrightfh.net/  Survived by his wife Barbara personal condolences may be sent to the family at
27620 E 126th St S. ,  Coweta  OK 74429-6253  .... (918) 279-6907 

Life Legacy:
Lawrence Mack Buckner, age 76, resident of Coweta passed away peacefully Saturday, August 3, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK. Lawrence was born on September 26, 1936 in Stilwell, OK and was the son of Henry and Clemmie (Tucker) Buckner. Lawrence was a 1956 graduate of Stilwell High School. After high school, he went on to receive his Bachelors of Science at Northeastern State University graduating in 1962. Lawrence and Barbara Buckner were united in marriage on June 8, 1958 in Stilwell, OK. Lawrence was a proud veteran of the United States Navy where he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with Three Bronze Stars and the Desert Storm Medal. He was a Pilot in the Navy serving in Active Duty from Sept. 1962 to July 1967. He served in the Reserves from July 1967 to Sept. 1989 retiring as a Commander. In Jan. 1968, Lawrence began working as a Pilot at Northwest Airlines for 27 years retiring in Mar. 1995. Lawrence was a faithful member of the Church of Christ at Whispering Hills in Broken Arrow. In his spare time, he enjoyed writing computer programs and working on computers and electronics. He will be missed as a loving husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend.  

Lawrence is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Buckner of the home in Coweta, OK; his mother, Clemmie Buckner of Stilwell, OK; his son, Larry Buckner of Coweta, OK; his daughter, Dana Groves and husband, Jimmy, of Broken Arrow, OK; 2 grandchildren, Cody Buckner and Kristy Orozco & husband, Alex; 2 great grandchildren, Luis and Isabella; 1 brother, Dowell Buckner of Stilwell, OK; 4 sisters, Gayle Teel of Stilwell, OK, Carol Bradley and husband, Tom, of Wagoner, OK, Sharon Worsham and husband, Robert Lynn, of Stilwell, OK and Shirley Ann Krug of Stilwell, OK; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Lawrence was preceded in death by his father, Henry Buckner, his sister, Ruby Joyce Tharp, his niece, Cathy LaDawn Bradley, his father-in-law and 2 brother-in-laws.  

The family will greet friends at the funeral home on Monday evening, August 5, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral services for Lawrence are scheduled for 10:00 am Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Church of Christ at Whispering Hills in Broken Arrow, OK with Dale Graham officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 pm at Stilwell Cemetery in Stilwell, OK. Pallbearers are Lance Worsham, Wayne Caviness, Clint Bradley, Dowell Buckner Jr., Shane Tharp and Bruce Misek. Honorary Pallbearers are Dane Tharp, Dane Hall, Trent Tharp, C.J. Tharp and Clay Bradley.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Buckner to the Disabled American Veterans.  

The family of Lawrence Buckner entrusted his care & services to Wright-Brown Family Funeral Home, 210 S. Broadway, Coweta, OK 74429, 918-486-5515. Family and friends may share memories online @ www.wrightbrownfunerals.com 
Newspaper death notice:  Coweta OK - Lawrence Buckner , 76, retired Northwest Airlines pilot, died Saturday in Tulsa. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, Wright-Brown Funeral Home; service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Whispering Hills Church of Christ, Broken Arrow; and graveside service 3 p.m. Tuesday, New Hope Cemetery, Stilwell.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

NWA Capt. James W. Hendrick

From: RNPA News   Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2013 4:02 PM
Subject: RNPA News: Bill Hendrick Funeral Information

Jan Hendrick just called to give us the details of the funeral. 
It will be August 25th at 2 PM at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Gig Harbor. There will be no newspaper obit. 
Directions to the church can be found at chapelhillpc.org  
NWA Capt. James W. ‘Bill’ Hendrick
October 19, 1932 ~ August 1, 2013
Notification of the passing of RNPA member retired NWA pilot Captain James William ‘Bill’ Hendrick.  Captain Hendrick hired on with NWA 03-18-1959 and retired in 1992.
Survived by his wife Janice Elliott Hendrick, personal condolences may be sent to the family at  
  15475 Sunny Cove Dr SE , Olalla  WA 98359-9596  ...  (253) 851-4188
Arrangements are pending and will be advised when known.   

Thank you,

~ Carol
From: RNPA News    Sent: Saturday, August 03, 2013 12:54 PM  Subject:  Bill Hendrick Has Flown West
Phil I just got this notification from Bill's wife...............
Bill passed away last evening, August 1, at 8:35pm.  He went quietly and peacefully and he was very comfortable in our home with family all around. Thank you all for your  prayers, comfort and support.  All deeply appreciated.  He is with The Lord  now, as I have said before, what a wonderful place to be. His memorial is tentatively set for August 25 due to family being out of town.
Janice Hendrick

From: RNPA News   Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 7:27 AM   Subject:  Bill Hendrick Update
Bills wife has started a caringbridge site for Bill.
He has cardiac and respiratory problems and many
fellow pilots have been contacting and keeping up on
the site.



NEA Capt. Francis ‘Frank’ Kowalski

Correction.....sorry, my mistake! 
Services for Captain Kowalski will be held in MA, that is Massachusetts....not Maine.  Thank you/CF

WWII veteran, NEA Captain Francis ‘Frank’ Kowalski
August 17, 1918 ~ August 5, 2013

Notification with the passing of NEA Captain Francis A. Kowalski, near to his 95th birthday.  Captain Kowalski is shown with a Northeast Airlines hire date of 08-10-1946, and he retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1978.  Captain Kowalski was widowed one year ago with the death of his wife Alfreda ‘Freda’ Gilligan Kowalski.  He had most recently resided at   42 Talbot Rd.,  Braintree, MA  02184-5526. 

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.keohane.com/  Services will be held August 9th in Massachusetts.   

Thank you,
~ Carol  

Life Story:
Francis A. Kowalski, of Braintree, a retired airline pilot and veteran of World War II, died on Monday, August 5, 2013 at St. Joseph Manor in Brockton. He would have been 95 on August 17. 

A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, Mr. Kowalski furthered his interest in aviation through a 32-year career as a pilot with Delta Airlines.   

An active man who played tennis until he was 90 years old, he enjoyed sports, particularly the Red Sox for which he held season tickets for many years. He also enjoyed many summers shared with family and friends at Popponesset on Cape Cod.  

He was the beloved husband of the late Alfreda (Gilligan) Kowalski to whom he was married for almost 69 years, the loving mother of Carl Kowalski and wife Carol of Whitman, Robert Kowalski and wife Debra of Willmantic, CT, Kathleen Baber and husband Richard of Glastonbury, CT, Mary Glickman and husband Stephen of Johns Island, SC, Patricia Romanello and husband Dan of West Stockbridge, Margaret Cerilli and husband John of Whitman, and Jeanne Kowalski of Los Angeles, CA, the devoted “Grampa” to Cristen Beard, Craig Kowalski, Elisabeth Martin, Julie Hoagland, Anna Cerilli and 8 great-grandchildren. 

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours Thursday 4-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home SOUTH WEYMOUTH 809 Main St. (Rt. 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital). Relatives and friends will gather in the funeral home on Friday at 8:00 prior to the Funeral Mass in Holy Ghost Church, Whitman at 9:00. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. 

In appreciation for their wonderful care, donations in Francis’ memory may be made to St. Joseph Manor, 215 Thatcher St., Brockton, MA 02302. 

Visiting Hours:  Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM
McDonald Keohane Funeral Home
809 Main Street, South Weymouth, MA 02190 

Celebration of Life Service:  Friday, August 9, 2013 at 8:00 AM
McDonald Keohane Funeral Home
809 Main Street.,  South Weymouth, MA 02190 

Funeral Mass:  Friday, August 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Holy Ghost Church
518 Washington Street.,  Whitman, MA 02382


Alfreda Kowalski: Newspaper Obituary
Alfreda (Gilligan) Kowalski
May 2, 1920 ~ August 30, 2012 

BRAINTREE - Alfreda (Gilligan) Kowalski, of Braintree, passed away Aug. 30, 2012 at the age of 92.

Alfreda was a 53-year resident of Braintree. She enjoyed summering in Popponesset, Cape Cod with her wonderful group of family and friends.

An avid Red Sox fan, Alfreda and her husband Francis were longtime season ticket holders at Red Sox spring training. This coming October, Alfreda and Francis would have celebrated 69 years of marriage.

Over the past few years, Alfreda has been devoted to the care of her husband. Faith and family were the focus of her life.

Beloved wife of Francis Kowalski. Loving mother of Carl Kowalski and wife Carol of Whitman, Robert Kowalski and wife Debra of Willmantic, CT, Kathleen Baber and husband Richard of Glastonbury, CT, Mary Glickman and husband Stephen of Johns Island, SC, Patricia Romanello and husband Dan of Stockbridge, Margaret Cerilli and husband John of Whitman, and Jeanne Kowalski of Los Angeles, CA. Sister of Robert Gilligan and wife Margie of Weymouth, Muriel Gilligan of Hingham, and the late Lawrence Gilligan. Devoted "Gramma Freda" to Cristen Beard, Craig Kowalski, Elizabeth Martin, Julie Hoagland, Anna Cerilli and 8 great-grandchildren.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ernestine Nugent, wife of SO/NWA Capt. Peter J. Nugent

Ernestine ‘Ernie’ Squires Nugent, wife of SO/NWA Capt. Peter J. Nugent
January 17, 1942  -  August 5, 2013
From: David L. Roberts Sent: Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:16 PM
Subject: DEATH IN FAMILY -- MRS. PETER J. (Ernestine) NUGENT

CARES AND CONCERNSThank you to retired Northwest Airline Captain, and former 700th pilot, Steve Seaman for sending the sad news of the death of Mrs. Ernestine Nugent, 71, wife of retired Northwest Captain, and former 700th Flight Engineer and Flight Mechanic, Peter J. Nugent.  During our 1968 deployment to RAF Mildenhall, Pete was the Engineer on our C-124 crew along with A/C Dave Seitz, CP myself, Nav David McComb, FE Leonard Abbott, and LM Chuck Mauldin.  It was one of the best crew makeups of that mobilization; we all became good friends and enjoyed flying together all over Europe.  Pete was later hired by Southern Airlines which merged with other airlines, ultimately merging with Northwest Airlines.  Expressions of condolence may be sent to Captain Nugent and his family at 205 Camp Creek Trail, Peachtree City, GA 30269, phone 770-487-8128, and email p13nugent@att.netYou may sign the online Guest Book at http://www.mowellfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1055043  

Ernestine Squires Nugent, a 37 year resident of Peachtree City passed away August 5, from cancer. She is survived by her husband Peter J. Nugent, four children: son Paul & Lucia Nugent; daughter Patricia & Jim Mitchell; son David & Jennifer Nugent; and daughter Rebecca & Chris Marosy; and fourteen grandchildren: Michaela and Rebecca West; Lucia Ellen Bird; Maria, Alex, and Christopher Nugent; Mackenzie, Emery, Riley, and Nathan Mitchell; Grant and Abigail Nugent; and Stallings and Shelby Marosy. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she organized Holy Trinity Gift Shop, served in the Circle of Friends and many other parish organizations. Ernie was the daughter of Homer and Flossie Squires of Little Rock, Arkansas. Her siblings are Bobby Squires, Dorothy Mills, Joseph Squires (deceased), Jimmy Squires, and Sybil Bowden. She will be remembered most of all as a devoted wife, and a gentle, patient, humble, and kind mother and friend to all.

Visitation is Thursday from 6-8:00 p.m. at Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City, Georgia. The burial will follow at Westminster Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to St. Vincent De Paul, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City, Georgia.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City-www.mowellfuneralhome.com 

PAA/DL Capt. Bernard D. Giere

Vietnam war veteran, PAA/DL Capt. Bernard D. Giere
May 29, 1939 ~ July 31, 2013

Notification with the passing of PAA/DL Captain  Bernard D. Giere, age 74.  Captain Giere hired on with Pan American 09-25-1967.  I’m not sure of his retirement date but as of his 30th anniversary he was listed in the DeltaDigest as F/O based JFK/031.    

Burial will take place August 15th at 11AM at Calverton National Cemetery.  A Memorial Service and Reception will be held the same day at 3PM at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church. 

Survived by his wife Sarajane personal condolences may be sent to the family at
18 Woodfield Ave.,  East Quogue, NY   11942-4934   ...   (631) 728-3183   

In Memoriam.....
Giere, Bernard, age 74, of East Quogue, NY died July 31, 2013. He graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and joined the USAF in 1962. Mr. Giere served in Viet Nam as an F-4 Phantom pilot, and flew for Pan Am and Delta Airlines. He was in the New York Air National Guard as Air Commander for the 106th Air Rescue and Recovery Group, at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach. He was an elder and trustee in the Westhampton Presbyterian Church and was beloved by all who knew him. His sense of humor delighted others. He lived his life with a wink and a smile. Beloved husband of Sarajane. Loving father of Lisa Conigliaro (Tom), and Paul Giere (Kim). Cherished grandfather of seven. Interment will be held at Calverton National Cemetery, Thursday, August 15, at 11:00 am. A memorial service and reception will be held the same day at 3:00 pm at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, 90 Meeting House Road, Westhamptoneach, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the ALS Association, Greater New York Chapter, 42 Broadway, Suite 1724, New York, NY 10004, and to the Memorial and Endowment Fund of the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, 90 Meeting House Road, Westhampton Beach, NY. 11978.
For Condolences:  rjosheafuneralhome.com  
  .Published in Newsday on August 5, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

NWA Capt. Dalton K. Chatterton

NWA Capt. Dalton Knox ‘Del’ Chatterton
August 31, 1917 ~ July 23, 2013 

Notification of the passing of RNPA member retired NWA pilot Captain Dalton Knox Chatterton, age 95.  I have not been able to locate an obituary yet, but I believe Captain Chatterton was born in Illinois and raised in the Minneapolis MN area.  I believe he was a Navy veteran having enlisted November 16, 1939.  Captain Chatterton hired on with Northwest 12-10-1945 and retired in 1977. 

Survived by his wife Delores Seane Chatterton, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
6768 Villas Dr. E , Boca Raton  FL 33433-5043  ...  (561) 362-6016 

Should we receive further information we will be sure to update our BlogSpot. 

Thank you,
~ Carol


From: RNPA News Sent: Monday, August 05, 2013 3:00 PM
Subject:  Del Chatterton Has Flown West.

Just received a notice from Dalton Chatterton's wife that Del passed away on July 23 2013. His services were on July 26th, with Military Honors, and interment at Boca Raton Mausoleum.

Mary Jo Nelson, wife of DL Capt. Harry Nelson

Mary Jo Nelson, wife of retired DFW DL Capt. Harry Nelson
August 12, 1939 - August 3, 2013

A service to celebrate Mary Jo's life will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at Argyle United Methodist Church.  

Life story:
Mary Jo Nelson, age 73, of Argyle, passed away suddenly Saturday, August 3, 2013, in Flower Mound. She was born August 12, 1939 in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia to Winton Lafayette Dawson and Lola Mae Phillips Dawson. Mary Jo married Harry A. Nelson on December 23, 1961 in Berkeley Springs. She was a member of Argyle United Methodist Church. Mary Jo is survived by her husband, Harry; children, JoAlain Farley and husband, Ty, Krista Nelson and Todd A. Nelson and wife, Nancy; grandchildren, Taylor, Jordan, Connor, Kennady, Landry, Karys, T.J. and Max and brothers, Phillip Dawson and John R. Dawson.  

A service to celebrate Mary Jo's life will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at Argyle United Methodist Church.  

The family requests memorial contributions to be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For online condolences, to sign the guest Book, or to send Flowers please visit

Survived by her husband Captain Nelson, personal condolences may be sent to the family at 387 Porter Road,  Argyle  TX 76226-8224
Captain Nelson can also be reached at hnelson@pwhome.com  

Thank you,
~ Carol