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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Anthony Richard Papandrea, Jr., 50, son of DL Capt.

~In Memory~
Anthony Richard Papandrea, Jr 50
October 16, 2013

We have received the sad news of the passing of DL Capt Tony Papandrea's son, Anthony.  Please see the official notice below:

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that Dottie and I pass along to our Delta family that after a long fight with complications from kidney disease, my son, Anthony Jr. Passed away on October 17, 2013. He was 50 years old. Services were held on Sunday and he is home with the Lord. His obituary may be viewed at the following link.
Family-Placed Death Notice

PAPANDREA, Jr., Anthony Anthony Richard Papandrea, Jr., age 50, of Norcross, GA, loving husband, son, brother and friend, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 16, 2013. Anthony, owner of Norcross Gun & Pawn Shop for 20+ years, graduated from Berry College. He also had a deep love for his family as well as his dog, Carolina. A Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:00 PM at Crowell Brothers Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Norcross, GA 30092 with interment immediately following at Peachtree Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Crowell Brothers. He is survived by his mother and dad, Irene B. & Timothy A. Griffin of Norcross, GA; father and mother, Anthony & Dorothy Papandrea, Sr. of Palm Coast, FL; loving wife, Lisa Papandrea of Norcross, GA; sons; Joseph Parcell, Kane and McKay Siebold; brothers, Chuck and wife Barbara Papandrea of Marietta, GA, Dart and wife Becky Kendall of Acworth, GA; sister, Jessica Poole of McDonough, GA and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Anthony was deeply loved, touched many lives and will be dearly missed. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Norcross/Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. (770)448-5757.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 18, 2013

Also posted at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home: http://www.crowellbrothers.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1130659


Mark Sztanyo

Sunday, October 20, 2013

DL Capt William "Bill" John Vorwald, 70

~In Memory~
DL Capt William "Bill" John Vorwald, 70
February 12, 1943 - October 18, 2013)

Date: 10/20/2013 12:29:29 PM

Subject: William "Bill" Vorwald

The following is sadly submitted pertaining to my long time friend and fellow International Crew Member Bill Vorwald.


Bill Harvill 

Delta Retired

William "Bill" John Vorwald
(Died October 18, 2013)
Mr. William “Bill” Vorwald, age 70, passed away Friday, October 18, 2013. He was born February 12, 1943 in Gary, Indiana to Henry and Mary Young Vorwald.

Mr. Vorwald was a resident of Walton County. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era, serving his country in the United Sates Navy, as a Naval Pilot, having graduated from the Naval Academy receiving his Bachelor’s Degree. He worked as a commercial pilot for Delta Airlines for 30 years before retiring. He was very active in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Walton County. He was a member of the Choctawhatchee Military Council. He was an active volunteer for the Walton County Sheriff’s Department Posse. He also worked for the Supervisor of Elections in Walton County for 5 years. He was instrumental in creating the Veterans Wall at the Walton County Court House. He was a past member of the Rotary Club.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date with interment at Barrancas National Cemetery with military honors by the United States Navy.
Mr. Vorwald is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Rae Vorwald.



Mark Sztanyo

Friday, October 18, 2013

Martha Smalley WOOD -spouse of late DL Capt George T Wood

Martha ‘Skeeter’ Wood, widow of DL Capt. George ‘Noisy’ Wood
June 18, 1918  September 28, 2013 

 .... passing of Mrs. Martha Wood, Delta Golden Wings member and widow of DL Capt. George T. ‘Noisy’ Wood.  Martha was 95 years of age at the time of her passing.  Captain Wood, born September 16, 1911, passed on November 24, 1981.  
The online obituary for Mrs. Wood may still be viewed at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?pid=167559543 
Mrs. Wood had most recently resided at 120 Stratford Way, Fayetteville GA 30214.
Thank you,
~ Carol
~In Memory~

Martha Smalley WOOD  -spouse of late DL Capt George T Wood

June 18, 1918 – September 28, 2013


We have received word that Martha Wood passed on in September.  I wish to thank Pat for sharing this sad news.  Mark


Date: 10/18/2013 12:54:37 PM

Subject: Death of Martha "Skeeter" Wood


Carol, please post this, thanks a lot, Pat Nease


This is to inform airline friends of Martha "Skeeter" Wood, a member of Delta Golden Wings, of her passing on Sept.28th.

Skeeter was 95, wife of Delta pilot, George "Noisy" Wood who was hired in 1939 and died in 1981. A service of memory for Skeeter was

held Oct 6 at Hapeville Baptist Church ,Hapeville, Ga.



Family-Placed Death Notice

WOOD, Martha Smalley Martha S. Wood, 95, peacefully went to be with her Lord on September 28, 2013. Mrs. Wood was born June 18, 1918 in Alma, Georgia to Lonnie M. Smalley and Sarah Thornton Smalley. When Martha was a small child the family moved to Waycross, Georgia where she attended school and graduated from Wacona High School in the class of 1936. After graduation Martha moved to Decatur, Georgia and worked for Southern Railway. In 1945 she met and married George T. "Noisy" Wood, a Delta pilot from 1939 to 1973. The couple resided in Hapeville, Georgia for fifty years where Martha was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hapeville. In 1981, George passed away and in 1996 Martha relocated to Fayetteville, GA. Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George, her loving parents, Lonnie and Sarah Smalley, her only brother William T. (Billy) Smalley and his wife Mary Thompson Smalley, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, sister in laws and brother in laws whom she shared time and wonderful memories with. Martha will be remembered and missed by her many friends and neighbors in Hapeville and Fayetteville, her nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and her many cousins. Crosby Funeral Home provided a beautiful burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in Alma, Georgia. Donation in memory of Martha may be made to the First Baptist Church, 612 College, Hapeville, GA 30354-1716; Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA 30291; or a
charity of your choice .

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 16, 2013
Mark Sztanyo

Thursday, October 17, 2013

DL Capt John Michael Murphy, 82

~In Memory~

DL Capt John Michael Murphy

May 8, 1931
October 12, 2013

We have received the sad news of the passing of Capt Murphy.  I wish to thank Jim Shannon for sending us this notice.  Please see the official obituary and more at PCN Flight West.


Date: 10/17/2013 3:53:17 PM

Subject: Capt john Murphy


Retired capt. john Murphy passed away last sat. There will be a service this afternoon in Brenham, I am sorry you did not get this info earlier, John was a marine pilot and also assistant flt manger here in Houston, he was a very well liked pilot and he was a first rate good guy, Jim Shannon


Online Obituary:


John Michael Murphy passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the age of 82. He was born on May 8, 1931 in Morgantown, West Virginia to Michael Jennings and Dorothy (Sayer) Murphy.

John grew up in Morgantown and graduated from the University of West Virginia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He served with the U.S. Navy and Marine Air Force, where he was a jet pilot. He retired as a Captain from Delta Airlines.

John married Jane (Blount) Murphy on July 25, 1959 in Waynesboro, Georgia. They were happily married for 54 years.

John never met a stranger. He enjoyed the simple things in life, cheering for his Mountaineers, watching the news and sports, and spending time with his family.
John was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Lucy Margaret; and his brother, James Sidney Murphy.

John is survived by his wife, Jane of Burton; son and daughter-in-law, Michael John and Kim Murphy of Burton; son and daughter-in-law, James Alden and Susan Murphy of Giddings; grandchildren: Jara, James, and Juliana Murphy of Burton; brother and sister-in-law, Joel and Esther Murphy of Lewes, Delaware; sister, Jane Brunson of Ellicott City, Maryland; sister, Ruth Mentzer of West Chester, Pennsylvania; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Tom Nale of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and John Schafer of Woodland Park, Colorado; and his loving nieces, nephews, and numerous other relatives.

John Michael Murphy will be laid to rest in a private family burial at Oak Rest Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at Brenham Presbyterian Church, 1005 Green Street, Brenham at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services, 4407 Bee Cave Road, Suite 520, Austin, Texas 78746 or the Wounded Warrior Project, National Processing Center, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham. 979.836.3611 For condolences go to www.brenhammemorialchapel.com  


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WA Capt Blaine Herbert Hall, 93

~In Memory~

Capt Blaine Herbert Hall, 93

Jan 30, 1921 - Oct 11, 2013

The sad news has been received of the passing of Blaine Herbert Hall of St. George, Utah.

I just learned of the passing of WAL Captain, Blaine Hall,at age 93 in St George Utah. His funeral is set for Friday Oct 19 2013.

From, Captain Dewey Gerrard

Obituary from the local paper:

Blaine Herbert Hall

St. George

Blaine Herbert Hall lived for his family. His favorite words were, "You make the grandpa's heart happy!" Blaine left this life on October 11, 2013 to join his beloved wife, Carrie, to whom he had been married for 71 years. He was born on January 30, 1921 in Alpine, Utah, and was 92 ½ years old. He lived a rich and full life and is survived by a family who loves him. His five children are Dean Hall, Allen Hall, Karren Willard, Miles Hall, and Colleen Earnshaw. He also leaves 31 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.

As a young man with only a high school degree, Blaine worked hard to receive his pilot's license. He then became a flight instructor. He and his new bride, Caroldean "Carrie" Candland, were married on August 28, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, just a week before he began flying commercially for Western Airlines. He flew for Western for over 38 years until he was required to retire on his 60th birthday. His work took him to various locations, but they called Thousand Oaks, CA home for 32 years. For the past 19 years, he has enjoyed living in the St. George desert which he loved.

Blaine lived his life serving the Lord by serving others. He had served in many different callings and was a beloved bishop in Thousand Oaks for 9 ½ years. He served as a Stake Patriarch for over 40 years and gave over 1800 blessings in his life. He also served as a Temple worker and Sealer. He and Carrie served two missions at the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitor's Center, and in the Philippines Quezon City mission.

Blaine was always reaching out to those around him and was always looking for what good he could do for others. He was continually giving to everyone he knew. His heart was gold and his dedication to following Jesus Christ was stellar. His life was long and full, and he is now happily reunited with the love of his life who he has missed terribly since her passing. We know he is happy. May we never forget his great example. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Little Valley LDS Stake Center, 1762 South River Road, St. George, Utah. Visitations will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd. and on Friday, at the Stake Center, at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be held Saturday, October 19th at 2:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at
www.metcalfmortuary.com for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.

Online Guest Book: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/thespectrum/guestbook.aspx?n=blaine-hall&pid=167557542&cid=full#sthash.VHfbBYSr.dpbs                                                                      

Published in The Spectrum & Daily News from Oct. 16 to Oct. 18, 2013


Mark Sztanyo




Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Liette Mulder, wife of DL Capt. Grant Mulder

Liette Mulder, wife of DL Capt. Grant Mulder
June 25, 1942 ~ September 6, 2013

Notification with news of the passing of Liette Mulder, wife of retired ORD/CVG based DL Captain Grant R. Mulder.  Liette was 71 years of age at the time of her passing.  Services for Liette were held September 21st in Illinois.  The online obituary may still be viewed at the funeral home website  http://www.libertyvillefuneralhome.com/ 
Survived by her husband Grant personal condolences may be sent to the family at
837 Fair Way ,  Libertyville  IL 60048-1402  ....  (847) 367-6273 
Thank you,
~ Carol 

LIETTE MULDER: Newspaper Obituary
Chicago Tribune (IL) - Sunday, September 15, 2013
Liette Mulder (nee Bezeau) passed away Friday Sept 6 at the age of 71 in Libertyville, IL. Liette was born in Thunder Bay Ontario 25 June 1942 daughter to the late Romain and Elizabeth Bezeau.
She attended school in Winnipeg CA. receiving a nursing degree from the University of Manitoba.
After receiving her nursing degree she worked as a Pediatric Nurse in Grand Forks, ND where she met her husband who was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force.
After moving to Chicago in 1970 she worked for Allstate Insurance as a claims adjuster.
In 1985 she opened Liette's Hallmark stores and Mulder's Office Supplies in Bannockburn and Northbrook IL. After retiring in 2003, Liette and her husband would spend winters in Henderson, NV. She loved spending the summers in Libertyville growing flowers and watching wild life around their wooded home.
She was an avid reader and a huge Bear's fan.
She was a great friend to many and will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years Grant Mulder; two children Ronald Mulder and Carmen Becker; and her 7 grandchildren William, Jordan, Gwen, Rian, Jared, Grant and Tessa.
Visitation will be Saturday, September 21 from 9 to 11 AM at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, 101 Park Place (Route 176, one block east of Milwaukee Ave.), Libertyville.
Funeral Mass will be held Sat Sept 21 at 11:30 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 East Maple Ave., Libertyville.
Private Interment Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.
In lieu of flowers, a donation made to the Lupus Foundation www.lupus.org would be greatly appreciated.
Funeral info 847-362-2626.
Sign guestbook at libertyvillefuneralhome.com  

Sign Guestbook at chicagotribune.com/obituaries

NEA/DL Capt G. Russell Crofton Jr.

Family-Placed Death Notice

Captain George Russell Crofton, Jr., 71, passed away at home on October 7, 2013, after a brave battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Beverly W. and Lt. Col. George Russell Crofton, Sr. He is survived by three children, a son-in-law and three grandchildren, all of Tucker, Georgia: Grayson B. Crofton and daughter Haley; Elizabeth W. Crofton; Sara Crofton Henderson, husband Chris Henderson and sons Sam and Will; and by a sister, Annette C. Cowart of Gainesville, Florida. Russell was born at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1941, and grew up in Coral Gables, Florida. He graduated from Coral Gables High School in 1959 and the University of Florida in 1963. After serving in the Coast Guard and then receiving his pilot's license, Russell flew international cargo planes out of Miami and was later hired by Northeast Airlines. Northeast merged with Delta Airlines in 1968, and Russell embarked upon a distinguished 32-year career with Delta, retiring as a Captain on the MD-11 in October, 2001. For many years, Russell served as an officer with the Airline Pilots Association, International (ALPA). A lifelong fisherman like his father, Russell and his dad began fishing in Franklin County, Florida in 1975 and Russell retired there in 2001. He served on the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners from 2004-2008 and was a member of the Apalachicola/Franklin County Regional Airport Advisory Committee. Russell was known for his sense of humor, his interest in Florida's natural environment, and for being a fan of the Florida Gators. He leaves behind many well-loved friends and relatives; the family wishes to thank two special friends, Susan Gary and Connie Dehner, for their amazing care and support. The family also wishes to thank Big Bend Hospice for their wonderful work and expertise. Russell chose to be cremated, and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Anyone wishing to make a contribution in Russell's name may donate to one of several organizations that Russell faithfully supported, including the Phi Delta Theta Foundation (www.phideltathetafoundation.org)University of Florida Foundation (https://www.uff.ufl.edu) or Apalachicola Riverkeeper (www.apalachicolariverkeeper.org)
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 19, 2013
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?n=Russell-CROFTON&pid=167596002#sthash.YsXPzCEp.dpuf

Update:  We’ve received a note from Captain Crofton’s family expressing their thanks and appreciation to all of you.  Also, we’ve received more information as to Captain Crofton’s final wishes which were to be cremated.  The family writes that there will be a private family memorial service to be held at a later date. “Anyone wishing to make a meaningful contribution in Russell’s name may donate to one of several organizations that Russell faithfully supported, including the Phi Delta Theta Foundation ( www.phideltathetafoundation.org ), or Apalachicola Riverkeeper ( www.apalachicolariverkeeper.org ).”  

For more information you may contact Captain Crofton’s daughter Elizabeth at ewcrofton@yahoo.com 
Thank you everyone,
~ Carol 

From: carol Sent: Monday, October 14, 2013 11:34 PM
Subject: passing of NEA/DL Capt. G. Russell Crofton Jr., age 71

NEA/DL Capt. George R. Crofton
October 31, 1941 ~ October 7, 2013 

Word has been received with news of the passing of NEA/DL Captain 
George Russell Crofton, Jr. (“Russell”), near 72 years of age at the time of his passing.  Captain Crofton joined the airlines 12-02-1968 and retired with Delta Air Lines at the mandatory age 60 in 2001, based 031/ATL. 

Captain Crofton had most recently resided at 1232 Sandy Lane, Saint George Island, FL but I believe his mailing address was  
PO Box 105,  Eastpoint  FL 32328-0105   ...   850-927-4143 
Service arrangements are not yet known. 
Additions/corrections to above information is always appreciated!
Thank you,
~ Carol Faulkner, PCN death notice communicator
Russell Crofton passed away at his home in St. George Island, Florida, on October 7 after a battle with cancer. After serving in the Coast Guard and later receiving his pilot’s license, Russell began his aviation career with Rich International Airways and Northeast Airlines in Miami. Russell flew for Delta out of Atlanta from 1968 until his retirement on the MD-11 in October 2001. He was promoted to Captain on October 3, 1987 and served on ALPA’s grievance committee for many years. He was a county commissioner in Franklin County, Florida, after his retirement from Delta and spent much time fishing in the Gulf. Russell is survived by three children and three grandchildren, all of Tucker, Georgia.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

PAA/DL Capt. James F. Keehan


PAA/DL Capt. James F. Keehan

August 10, 1933 ~ October 3, 2013


 Notification with the passing of Navy veteran Pan Am/Delta retired pilot Captain James F. Keehan, age 80.  I believe Captain Keehan hired on with Pan American 08-07-1964 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1993.


To view/sine the online guestbook please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mercurynews/obituary.aspx?n=James-Keehan&pid=167489384  The funeral home website is at http://www.cusimanocolonial.com/ 


Captain Keehan and his wife Cecilia had resided at  1248 Levin Ave.,  Mountain View  CA 94040... (650) 967-5587 but I was unable to verify if that remains to be a current address for Cecilia. 


Additional information and/or corrections are always appreciated!

Thank you,
~ Carol Faulkner, PCN death notice communicatordeath@pilotcommunication.net


James F. Keehan , resident of Mountain View.......
James F. Keehan passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013 in Mtn. View. Husband of Cecilia Keehan. Father of Jay (Kaoru) Keehan and Sarah Keehan. Grandfather of Eugene Keehan. A native of Pittsburgh, PA. A veteran of the U.S Navy and Naval Reserves in Alameda, Jim was a commercial pilot for Pan American Airlines, followed by Delta Airlines, and then he retired after 29 years. Services were held. Interment at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto. I love you so much, Dad, xoxoxo. Remembrances may be made to the San Jose Repertory Theatre (http://www.sjrep.com/support); the Air Line Pilots Association Emergency ReliefFund(http://www.alpa.org/ReliefFund > Make a Donation); or to the ALPA Scholarship Fund (Governing Bodies Support, Air Line Pilots Association, 1625 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036).

NWA Capt. William David MacNulty Sr.

Marine Corps veteran, NWA Capt. William David MacNulty
June 21, 1930 ~ April 28, 2013

William David MacNulty, 82, of Sanibel, FL passed away peacefully with family on Sunday, April 28, 2013.
He was a native of Towanda, PA and a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp having served as a Marine Aviator. He retired after 31 years as a Pilot for Northwest Airlines.
He is survived by his wife, Frances; sons, Bill Jr. and wife, LeAnn, David and wife, Kippy; grandchildren, Christopher Hussey, Kailey MacNulty and Reed MacNulty.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Jennifer Hussey and his sisters, Ki and Mary. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Friday June 28, 2013 at St. Isabel Catholic Church, Sanibel, FL.
Family and friends may sign the guest register and leave a condolence message by visiting www.dignifiedcremations.com  Affordable Cremations, A Dignified Alternative is in charge of arrangements.
I believe Captain MacNulty joined Northwest 04-25-1959 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1990.
Captain MacNulty is survived by his wife Frances and their sons.  
MacNultys residence is listed as
Phone: 239-472-3635 
Address:  3049 W Gulf Dr Unit 203 ,   Sanibel FL 33957-5636
Thank you,
~ Carol 

Friday, October 11, 2013

DL Capt. Garfield H. Pennell

Garfield Henry Pennell
Garfield Henry Pennell, 74, of Gainesville died Wednesday. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford. 

.Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 12, 2013.
DL Capt. Garfield H. Pennell
October 18, 1939 ~ October 9, 2013
Word has been received with news of the passing of DL Captain Garfield ‘Gar’ Pennell.  Garfield H. Pennell was near his 74th birthday at the time of his passing.  Captain Pennell joined Delta Air Lines 01-05-1970 and retired in April 1999, based 030/ATL.  Memorial services will be held this Sunday October 13th at the Gainesville Regional Airport at 2:00 p.m .... please see daughter Kathryn’s notice below.  Kathryn may be reached at her email address  kathryn.pennell@me.com 
I believe Captain Pennell had most recently resided at
5163 Poplar Springs Road,  Stone Mountain  GA 30083-2926.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford GA  http://www.flaniganfuneralhome.com/  
Thank you,
~ Carol

Garfield Pennell, age 73, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on October 9, 2013. Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133.;
Garfield Pennell, 73, of Gainesville died Wednesday. Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford.
.Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Oct. 11, 2013.

From: Kathryn Pennell  Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 6:46 AM
Subject: Death of Capt. Gar Pennell
Thank you for your help regarding the passing of my father.  
His memorial will be held this Sunday at the Gainesville Regional Airport at 2pm.  We ask fellow airmen to fly in and join us for this celebration.  I have attached the link regarding location on airfield.  
Warmest Regards, 
Kathryn Pennell
678 481 1339
From: Tom J Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 5:42 AM
Subject: Passing of Delta Capt Garfield H. Pennell
I just learned that retired Captain Gar Pennell passed away last night.  I have sent his daughter, who will be in charge of the funeral arrangement, your email address.
Her email is:  kathryn.pennell@me.com

Tom Jacobus
Captain, retired

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

NWA Capt. Harvey T. Engen

NWA Capt. Harvey T. Engen
April 24, 1926 ~ September 8, 2013

Notification with the passing of Air Force veteran, retired NWA pilot and RNPA member Captain Harvey Theodore Engen, age 87.   Captain Engen joined Northwest 06-11-1951 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1986.  Captain Engen was also a volunteer pilot with Mercy Medical Airlift...read more at http://www.treasuresoflearning.com/about-the-authors.html   

Captain Engen was widowed last October with the death of his wife Shirley.  Services for Captain Engen will be held in Wisconsin.  His obituary reads: “A funeral service will be held for Harvey at the Clam Falls Lutheran Church, at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013. A graveside service for both Harvey and Shirley will be held immediately after the funeral service.”   

Captain Engen had most recently resided at 12744 Blueberry Way, Culpeper VA 2701.   

Thank you,
~ Carol 

Harvey Theodore Engen: Newspaper Obituary
Daily Progress, The (Charlottesville, VA) - Tuesday, October 8, 2013 

Harvey Theodore Engen was born April 24, 1926, in Clam Falls Township on a farm near Frederic, Wisconsin to Lars and Myrtle Nykreim Engen - the first of seven children. Harvey attended Frederic Elementary and High Schools. After graduation he worked as a shipyard welder in Superior, Wisconsin. While there, he learned to fly. But it was also in Superior, while enjoying an ice cream at the local ice cream parlor that he noticed Shirley Biederman, a classmate from Frederic High School whom he had admired. He and Shirley began dating and eventually married in Frederic on June 10, 1948. Harvey and Shirley had four children, Sherrie, Steve, Marcia, and David. In 1946, Harvey joined the Air Force and obtained his commercial pilot's license. In 1951 he obtained his instrument rating and started working for Northwest Airlines loading baggage and fueling planes. Later he began flying for Northwest Airlines as copilot, eventually flying all over the world as captain on the DC10 and B747. He retired in 1986 after 35 years with Northwest. Harvey always said he thought he had "the best job in the world." In their 64 years of marriage, Harvey and Shirley enjoyed their family, church work, traveling, and photography. They took many "photo safaris" to photograph and explore natural wonders and American history. Shirley preceded him in death last October. Harvey's last day on earth may have been one of his most enjoyable. He went camping at Claytor Lake, Virginia with son, Steve, and his family - four generations. Harvey spent the day happily photographing the family as they canoed and swam and great-grandson, Cedric's baptism in the lake. That evening, they talked by the campfire and Harvey was the last to leave, staying to watch the fading embers. Later that night he suffered a fatal heart attack. Harvey enjoyed his work, home, family, nature, and his active retirement. He was friendly, generous, hospitable, loved to laugh, loved ice cream, had a deep faith in God, and was a man of strong work ethic and high integrity. He continually prepared for the future. He had the gift of acceptance and the courage to change what he could, and a gift for enjoying life. He inspired us. A funeral service will be held for Harvey at the Clam Falls Lutheran Church, at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013. A graveside service for both Harvey and Shirley will be held immediately after the funeral service.
Harvey Theodore Engen, 87, of Christiansburg, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013. Arrangements with Horne Funeral Home of Christiansburg, Va., 540-382-2612.
  .Published in Roanoke Times on September 11, 2013

Shirley Ann Engen
August 12, 1925 ~ October 25, 2012 

Mrs. Shirley Ann Engen, 87, Culpeper, Virginia, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 25, 2012. 

Mrs. Engen was a former teacher and as such, she had an innovative, faith-based lesson plan for life. Mrs. Engen was born on August 12, 1925, in Wisconsin, to the late Arnold and Ruth Johnson Biederman. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by brothers and sisters. Mrs. Engen was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother and is survived by her husband of 64 years, Harvey Engen of Culpeper, Virginia; daughters, Sherrie Mack of Chicago, Illinois, Marcia Vixie of Wenatchee, Washington; sons, Steve Engen of Culpeper, Virginia, and David Engen of Ogden, Utah; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Culpeper Christian Fellowship, 15460 Bradford Road, Culpeper, Virginia, 2 p.m. Sunday, October 28, 2012.

It is the family's desire that memorial contributions be given to the Culpeper Christian Fellowship Building Fund. Clore-English Funeral Home has been entrusted with these arrangements.
.Published in The Culpeper Star-Exponent on October 27, 2012

Harvey & Shirley Engen

Harvey and Shirley Engen spent more than 50 years traveling, photographing and researching in the pursuit of Shirley's passion of writing a Christian homeschool curriculum centered around the language arts.  

Harvey & Shirley met in high school and married shortly after college. Harvey, who served in the Air Force, was a pilot for NorthWest Airlines for 34 years. During his last year with NorthWest, Harvey began volunteering as a pilot with Mercy Medical Airlift, eventually logging over 28000 hours. 

Shirley graduated from Superior State Teachers College in Superior Wisconsin with a Bachelors Degree in the major of Education, and minors in Art and Music. She has a Masters in Photojournalism from Regent University, and published her thesis, “Vision Airborne”, a photo-documentary of Mercy Medical Airlift, for whom Shirley functioned as photographer for a number of years. Some of her photographs were used in the book "Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic" by Suzanne Rhodes. Shirley taught for a number of years and was especially successful with learning-challenged children by engaging their interests with visually-based teaching. Shirley published “Greenhouse Unit for the Kindergarten” in Instructor Magazine during the time she was teaching. 

In the early Sixties, Shirley had a passion for teaching and a vision for a Christian-based curriculum that would help people of all ages to learn and understand the English language. Harvey, who also has a passion for photography, completely supported, encouraged, and assisted in making her vision a reality, and together they have traveled all over the United States, as well as to Norway, Canada, Japan and China.

Sadly, for all who loved her, Shirley went to be with the Lord on October 25, 2012. She is missed terribly. 

Harvey is doing well, and continues to pursue publishing Shirley's work.

Monday, October 7, 2013

WA/DL Capt. Thomas V. Malone



WA/DL Capt. Thomas V. Malone

December 21, 1936 ~ October 2, 2013



From: John Malone
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 7:43 AM
Subject: Tom Malone
 I want to post the below to Tom Malone's death notice:

Tom (my uncle) did fly his final flight on Oct 2, 2013, after a hard fought battle with Parkinson's and tumors on the left side of his face and neck.

Although his body gave out, his mind was clear until the end.  For those of us who knew him, all of his charm, wit and humor were there! 

He was born and raised in Yonkers, New York.  Following high school, he joined the Air Force and learned to fly in the base flying club.  His airline career included: United, Eastern, Western, Icelandic (while on furlough from WAL) and finally Delta.

He found great joy in his career as a pilot, and hoped that those who follow will enjoy it much as he did.  To the end he loved telling stories from the "old" days, and was very much interested in the future of piloting and the airline industry.  He was very hopeful that today's, and tomorrow's pilots find the same high level of comradery that made his career so special. 

I am sure that he had Saint Peter laughing.

John Malone

Subject: Information, services & reception for Capt. Tom Malone



Subject: Information from Beverly Malone




WA/DL Capt. Thomas V. Malone
December 21, 1936 ~ October 2, 2013

We have received news from family that WA/DL Captain Thomas V. ‘Tom’ Malone has passed away after an extended illness.  I believe Captain Malone was originally from Yonkers NY.  Captain Malone joined Western Airlines 
01-20-1964.  He was based SFO, DFW, 031/ATL, and 031/JFK at the time of his retirement with Delta Air Lines in December 1996.  Survived by his wife Beverly personal condolences may be sent to the family at
8099 Sanders Lane,   Sebastopol  CA 95472-5360  ....  707-823-0159.
A Memorial Service for Captain Malone will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at St. Sebastian's Catholic Church, 7983 Covert Lane,  Sebastopol  CA 95472. (707) 823-2208.   http://www.stseb.org/  
Thank you,
~ Carol 

Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:36 AM   pilots@wallybird.com     Subject: Tom Malone
From the Wallybird
Thanks to Carol MItchell for this sad information.
Hi Dick,
I don't know if Dick contacted you yet about our recent trip to see Tom and Beverly Malone in Sebastopol while we were in northern California for a graduation. Tom is in poor health due to Parkinson's. We learned that he has had 5 operations since Nov. of last year. The most recent was to remove a tumor on his face which was diagnosed with cancer. He has a 24/7 caregiver at this time. He walks using a walker now and has a feeding tube. His mind is still sharp and he enjoys phone calls. Beverly had a double lung transplant about a year and a half ago; so cannot lift anything heavy. We took her to dinner one night which she thoroughly enjoyed; and joined the family for dinner the next night. His daughter, Stephanie, lives and works in Sebastopol; and son Patrick was there too. The home number is 707-823-0159 and cell phone is 707-696-0103. I hope you will let the Western family know about Tom.
Carol Mitchell
Dick's wife