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Monday, November 25, 2013

PNA/WA Capt. Patrick J. Fisher

WWII veteran, PNA/WAL Capt. Patrick ‘Pat’ Fisher
March 13, 1925 ~ November 14, 2013                                     


Word has been received with news of the passing of PNA/WA retired pilot Captain Patrick James Fisher, age 88.  Captain Fisher hired on with Pacific Northern Airlines 05-01-1953 and retired with Western Airlines in 1985, based SEA.  Captain Fisher is survived by his wife Helen.  They had most recently resided in Kent WA but perhaps the best contact for the family would be c/o son Daniel at Dan.j.jfisher48@gmail.com  as is noted in Captain Fisher’s obituary. 

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?n=patrick-james-fisher&pid=168176785  As was Captain Fisher’s request, there will be no services.
Thank you,
~ Carol 

Patrick James Fisher, 1925-2013

Born in Buxton, OR to Frank and Margaret Fisher. Graduated from Battle Ground High School in 1943. He served in the Navy in WWII aboard the USS Fred T. Berry as Radarman. Upon discharge he continued in Radio at Multnomah college and started Flight Training.
In 1946 he married Helen Fox, sharing a long and loving marriage for 67 years.
In 1950 he moved his family to Anchorage, AK where he was a Radio Engineer at station KFQD and continued Flight Training. Soon he was flying the greater Alaska Bush in a single engine and float planes. Later became a Flight Instructor at Merrill Field. After twin engine training he became a Commercial Pilot with Pacific Northern Airlines, eventually merging with Western/Delta. He retired as Captain after 32 years. He felt honored to have flown the last Lockheed "Connie" commercial flight in the U.S.

At retirement, he and his sons started a refrigerated trucking company in five states. After 6 years he gave up his rights as the onset of deregulation. 

Pat was an avid reader and enjoyed being home with his family. Soaring became his hobby. We remember his humor came easily - his boldness helped him to meet his life's goals.
He is survived by his wife Helen; brother Michael Fisher of Brush Prairie, sister Patricia Powers of Kelso, WA; four sons, Michael (Gretchen) of Tacoma WA, Daniel (Terry) of Auburn, WA, Lawrence of Kent, WA, Stephen (Joy) of Sumner, WA; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
The family is grateful to the kind staff at Hallmark Manor. 

At Pat's request there will be no services. Remembrances may be made to Children's Hospital or cancer research; or a  charity of your choice.
  . Published in The Seattle Times on Nov. 24, 2013  

Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2013 5:56 PM
Subject: Passing of PNA/WAL Captain Pat Fisher
It is with regrets that I pass along the passing of PNA/WAL Captain Pat Fisher.

Born March 13, 1925  Died 11/14/2013
At Pat's request there will be no services. Remembrances may be made to Children's Hospital or cancer research; or a charity of your choice. Dan.i.fisher48@@gmail.com

Saturday, November 23, 2013

DL Capt. Jesse V. Watson Jr.

USAF veteran, DL Capt. Jesse Vernon Watson Jr.
November 12, 1937 ~ November 21, 2013 

Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired DL Captain Jesse ‘Vern’ Watson, age 76.  Captain Watson joined Delta Air Lines 07-19-1965, based ATL.  At the time of his retirement 10-01-1996, he was based 030/QNY.  The most recent address we have on file for Captain Watson lists his home address as 
1672 Northridge Rd.,  Dunwoody  GA 30350-3418  ...  (770) 392-1254    

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website http://www.dignitymemorial.com/hm-patterson-son-arlington-chapel/en-us/index.page  or 
Thank you,
~ Carol 

Jesse Vernon Watson, Jr., age 76 of Sandy Springs, GA passed away November 21, 2013. Vernon was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Vernon served as a 1st Lt. in the United States Air Force 1959-1965 where he flew B-52 Bombers. In 1965 Vernon joined Delta Airlines where he flew for 31 years retiring as a Captain in 1996. After retiring Vernon enjoyed traveling and traveled extensively. Vernon is survived by daughter, Amy Green (David), son, Jesse Watson lll, sisters, Mary Ann Holland and Ruthie Gunter (Van), grandson Michael and granddaughter Alyssa. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2018 at 11:00 am from H.M. Patterson Arlington Chapel. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. H.M. Patterson Arlington Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 404-851-9900

  .Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 23, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

DL Capt. Thomas C. Talton

DL Capt. Thomas C. Talton
January 30, 1937 ~ November 17, 2013

From the family of Captain Talton, Rhea Nichols writes:  “Retired Delta Captain Tom C. Talton, Naples, Florida, took his last flight west November 17, 2013.  A private service will be held at the Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Florida.   He is survived by his wife, Martha Boss Talton, and daughter Cullen Talton Daane.   Martha’s e-mail is:  DALflyGRL@aol.com
Born/raised in Florida, Captain Thomas C. Talton joined Delta Air Lines 07-25-1960 and was based MIA & ATL.  Captain Talton retired 02-01-1997, based 030/ATL, Line Ck., with 36 years.
Survived by his wife Martha personal condolences may be sent to their residence at 
1301 7th St. S. Apt. 104  ,  Naples  FL 34102-7365  ....  239-434-2090
Thank you,
~ Carol 

Begin forwarded message:

 Deceased full name     Tom C. Talton
 Date of Birth     1/30/1937
 Date of Death     11/17/2013
 Relationship     Pilot
 Active Retired     Retired
 Domicile     MIA/ATL
 Age at death     76
 Cause of death     Cancer
 Living Spouse     Martha
 Address     1301 7th St. S. #104  ,  Naples     FL     34102
  Contact:  Rhea Nichols   rheanichols@comcast.net    Phone:  239-825-6311  

Monday, November 18, 2013

NWA Capt. Dag Alfson Hauge

NWA Capt. Dag Alfson Hauge
May 3, 1934 ~ November 8, 2013

Notification with the passing of NWA pilot Captain Dag Alfson Hauge, age 79.   Captain Hauge joined Northwest 09-12-1964 and I believe took a medical retirement in 1988.  Captain Hauge was widowed two years ago with the passing of his wife Gudrun Helena Hauge. A celebration of his life will be held in Tacoma WA on December 8th, with a reception at the family home following.  Captain Hauge had most recently resided at
4317 Forest Beach Dr NW ,  Gig Harbor  WA 98335-5702.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit

Dag Alfson Hauge

Passed away November 8, 2013 at the age of 79. He was born May 3, 1934 in Trondheim, Norway. Dag lived in Hamar, Norway as a child and then moved to Oslo as a teenager. As a child growing up during WWII, he fell in love with airplanes and set his sights on being a pilot at a very young age. Dag also loved ski jumping and followed his older brother, Thor, to Montana State University on a ski jumping scholarship in the 1950's. His love of planes took him to Northrop Institute in California where he focused on all things aviation. During that time he met his wife-to-be, Gudrun. In 1961, Dag was offered a job at Boeing and he and Gudrun moved to Washington State and started their family. In 1963, he realized his dream job and was hired as a pilot for Northwest Orient Airlines. During this time he became involved with the opening of Crystal Mountain Ski Resort as a ski instructor and member of the ski patrol. The family moved to Gig Harbor in 1967 where they enjoyed many good times on Horsehead Bay with friends. Boating was a much loved recreational activity for Dag and Gudrun. They sailed the Hawaiian Islands with friends and had many adventures traveling up the inside passage to British Columbia and Alaska, where they enjoyed secluded anchorages and abundant natural beauty. Dag is preceded in death by his wife Gudrun, brothers Thor and Jens and his parents Alf and Charlotte. He is survived by his brother, Ketil, his children, grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Weatherly Inn in Tacoma on Sunday December 8th at 1pm with a reception at the family home following. In lieu of flowers any remembrances can be made to the  Alzheimer's Association.
  .Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Nov. 13, 2013
Gudrun Helena Hauge: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Gudrun Helena Hauge
Date of Birth: Saturday  August  12, 1933
Date of Death: Tuesday  August  30, 2011
Age at Death: 78 years, 18 days
Last known residence :  Gig Harbor WA  98335

DL Capt. Joseph D. Gallman

DL Capt. Joseph Davis Gallman
January 31, 1934 ~ November 6, 2013
Please forgive belated notification with the passing of DL Captain Joseph D. Gallman, age 79.  I was not able to locate an online obituary.  (Note that the AJC death notice incorrectly indicates age as 72.) His memorial service was held November 13th in Woodstock GA.    Captain Gallman joined Delta Air Lines 07-25-1960 and was based ATL.
Survived by his wife Patsy personal condolences may be sent to the Gallman family at 2008 Longwood Drive , Woodstock  GA 30189-6791  ...  (678) 494-6025
Should we receive any further information we will be sure to update our blogspot 
Thank you,
~ Carol Faulkner, PCN death notice communicator
Joseph D. Gallman, 72, of Woodstock died Nov. 6. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hillside Methodist Church, Woodstock. Southern Cremations and Funerals at Cheatham Hill, Marietta.
Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2013 7:22 PM  PCN groups msg
Subject: Gallum
From Fritz Kuhn
Retired Delta Captain Joseph D Gallman died Nov. 6, 2013.
He was born Jan 31, 1934
His Memorial Service was held Wed. Nov. 13, 2013 at Hillside UMC, Woodstock GA.
He was interned at the Georgia National Cemetary, Canton GA.
Do not have copy of Obituary, but understand there was one published.

Friday, November 15, 2013

DL Capt. Kenneth D. Merritt

DL Capt. Kenneth Douglas Merritt
May 18, 1938 to November 14, 2013  

We’ve just received word that DL Captain Kenneth D. Merritt passed away yesterday November 14th.  Born/raised in Texas, Captain Merritt hired on with Delta Air Lines 08-03-1964 and was based Houston for much of his career.    Services are scheduled for November 19th with visitation the evening prior.  Captain Merritt had most recently resided at 
3543 Tree Lane,  Kingwood  TX 77339-2639.

Darst Funeral Home of Kingwood TX has been entrusted with arrangements (obituary has not yet been published).

To view and submit images of Kenneth or to sign the guestbook, visit

Service Information:

Visitation: a visitation will be held on November 18, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Kingwood, TX at Darst Funeral Home (796 Russell Palmer Road, Kingwood, TX 77339)  

Funeral: a funeral service will be held on November 19, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Kingwood, TX at Darst Funeral Home (796 Russell Palmer Road, Kingwood, TX 77339)  

Interment: a graveside service will be held on November 19, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Baytown, TX at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery (8624 Garth Road, Baytown, TX 77521)
From: Suzanne Johnson Sent: Friday, November 15, 2013 6:44 AM
Subject: Death of retired Captain Kenneth D. Merritt

Retired Captain Kenneth D. Merritt died yesterday in Humble Texas. Services will be Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Darst Funeral Home Kingwood, Texas at 10 am.

ATL DL Flt. Supv. L. George Foscarini

Subject: Death of retired DL flight superintendent L. George Foscarini , age 68

GEORGE FOSCARINI L. George Foscarini, born Dec. 15, 1944, in Kanab, Utah, passed away in Powder Springs, Ga., Nov. 2, 2013. He attended Paradise Elementary, John C. Fremont Jr. High and Las Vegas High School. After high school, he was employed by Bonanza Airlines and then by Delta Airlines where he was employed for 39 years. He and his family moved to Georgia in 1989 as an FAA aircraft dispatcher for Delta. George was loved by his family and friends. His great sense of humor endeared him to all. He was a kind and gentle man. He left a legacy of love and will be sorely missed by his family and loved ones. He was preceded in death by his mother, Leah Frost Foscarini; father, Louis G. Foscarini; brothers, David and Sherwin; and two children, Felicia and Geordie Foscarini. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife, of 49 years, Judith Allen Foscarini; sons, Douglas, Nicholas and Anthony (Christin); two grandsons, River and Milo Foscarini; and siblings, Katy (Bob) Hubbard, Denny (Anne) Foscarini, Ina (Don) Schwartz and Anna (John) Calderwood.
.....Private graveside services for the family will be in Las Vegas. 

Louis George Foscarini Jr.
December 15, 1944  -  November 2, 2013
Life Legacy:
Louis George Foscarini, Jr., age 68, of Powder Springs, passed away on November 2, 2013. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm, with a visitation from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2595 New MacLand Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127.
This memorial provided by:  SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society
From: Rocky Sent: Friday, November 15, 2013 10:09 AM
Subject: Death of retired flight superintendent George Foscarini
I'm very sad to report that George Foscarini died on November 2.
There was a memorial service on November 8, but I just got the word this morning.
You may send condolences to his wife, Judy, at their home:
4203 Honey Creek Way
Powder Springs GA 30127-5419

Thursday, November 14, 2013

NEA/DL Capt. Basil B. Beck

WWII veteran, NEA/DL Capt. Basil B. Beck
August 5, 1915 - May 7, 2013

Belated notification with the passing of WWII veteran NEA/DL pilot Captain Basil Beck, age 97.   (newspaper source notes date of death as May 7, funeral home website notes May 6 as date of passing)  Captain Beck joined Northeast 08-01-1939 and retired with Delta Air Lines I believe at the mandatory age 60 in 1975 (funeral home website notes 42 years, newspaper source indicates 36 years of service).  He was widowed in 2011 with the death of his wife Phyllis.  Captain Beck had most recently resided at Center Barnstead NH.
Basil B. Beck, August 5, 1915 - May 7, 2013, moved to Berlin NH from Nova Scotia in 1929. He attended MIT and received his diploma in Mechanical Engineering in Aviation. He got his pilot license in 1936, was hired by North East Airlines in 1939, and flew mail and material across the North Atlantic from Labrador to Scotland for the US Army Air Corp.
At the end of the war, he got his commercial pilot license with North East Airlines, flying from Bangor, Maine to Boston, where he flew over Barnstead and fell in love with Upper Suncook Lake. He returned with his float plane and bought lake front property from Dutch Graham in 1947. He retired from Delta Airlines in 1974, sold his last float plane in 1995, giving up his love of flying at the age of 80.
He made countless trips to Florida and across the country in his motor home he shared with his beloved wife, Phyllis, before their last excursion in 2007.
He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis in 2011 and is survived by his three children: Bryan and Bill of Barnstead, Gail Ozuna of Texas, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 7 great, great grandchildren. He will be missed.

Basil B. Beck
[08/05/1915 - 05/06/2013]
Mr. Basil B. Beck, 97, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at his home in Center Barnstead.
Born in Nova Scotia on August 5, 1915, Basil was the son of Brunswick and Lucy (Kedder) Beck and moved to the United States in 1929. He graduated from MIT with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He was a member of the Civil Air Corps, flying mail from Greenland to Scotland during World War II. He also worked for the CCC in North Conway on the Bear Hill Notch Road. Mr. Beck was an airline pilot for Delta, retiring as Captain after 42 years of service.
He was married for 68 years to Phyllis Hedden Beck, who predeceased him in 2011. Mr. Beck is survived by 3 children and their spouses, Gail Ozuna and Gabriel of Pittsburg, TX, William Beck and Jennifer and Bryan Beck and Joanne, all of Barnstead; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 7 great great grandchildren. 

Phyllis P. Beck
Date of Birth: Thursday  July  16, 1925
Date of Death: Wednesday  March  30, 2011

Phyllis P. Beck, 85, of Upper Suncook Lane, died
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at the Epsom Health Care Center following a
brief Illness.

She was born in Brockton, Mass. the daughter of William and Lillian
Headden and has lived in Barnstead for over 40 years.

She is survived by her husband Basil Beck of Barnstead; two sons,
William Beck and Bryan Beck both of Barnstead; and a daughter Gail
Ozuna of Mount Pleasant, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 13 great
grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

NA/PA/DL crew scheduler Wm.'Mac' McGary

NAL/PAA/DAL William "Mac" McGary
   January 28, 1939 - November 10, 2013

Obituary for William "Mac" McGary
William “Mac” McGary, 74, of Powder Springs died on Sunday, November 10, 2013.
Personal condolences may be sent to the McGary family at 664 Goldenwood Ct.,  Powder Springs, GA 30127-6406.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 14th in the Chapel of Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Powder Springs. Burial will follow at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia.
Mr. McGary graduated from Marshall College and then left to serve in the United States Navy. After returning home he started his career in the Airline Industry. He first went to work for National Airlines in 1962. He joined Pan American World Airways and finally retired with Delta Airlines. His love for flying took him back to getting his pilots license during his retirement. He was a loving Husband, Father and “Papa” to his family and he will be greatly missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Ana McGary of Powder Springs, his sons, Scott McGary and his wife Laurie of Loxahatchee, FL; Joey McGary and his wife Barbara of Vinings, GA, his daughter, Christy Lenis of Powder Springs, his sisters, Karen Murphy of Florence, Alabama; Barbara Morris and her husband Gordon of Mechanicsville, Virginia, his mother in law, Mami of Powder Springs, his beloved grandchildren, Samantha, Michael, Haley and his little Evan and by many loved nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many extended family and friends.
Family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 PM on Wednesday, November 13th at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home Macland Chapel in Powder Springs, GA. www.mayeswarddobbins.com 

Friday, November 8, 2013

NEA/DL Capt. Jim Fletcher

NEA/DL  Capt. James S. ‘Jim’ Fletcher
March 23, 1938 ~ November 6, 2013 

Word has been received with the passing of NEA/DL Captain James Sheldon Fletcher, age 75.  Captain Fletcher joined Northeast Airlines 10-04-1965 and retired with Delta Air Lines October 1996, based JFK/031.  Captain Fletcher had most recently resided at Newmarket NH.   Personal condolences may be sent to the Fletcher family c/o his brother Roger Fletcher, 13 Old Forge Road,   Hampstead  NH 03841-2056.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Cremation Society of New Hampshire and services will be private.  


Subject:  Jim Fletcher

  James S. "Jim" Fletcher, NE/DL, passed away at his home on November 6, after a long illness.
There will be no visitation, and private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Condolences may be sent to his brother, Roger Fletcher, 13 Old Forge Road, Hampstead,
N.H.  03841.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

RC/NWA Capt. Robert Lee O'Connor

NC/RC/NWA Capt. Robert Lee O’Connor
May 5, 1923 ~ October 17, 2013
Notification with the passing of NWA pilot Captain Robert Lee O’Connor, age 90.  I believe Captain O’Connor would have retired with Republic Airlines prior to their merging with Northwest. Captain O’Connor was widowed in December 2009.  He had most recently resided at   16255 Coronado Ct.,   Brookfield  WI 53005-3205
Thank you,
~ Carol 
O'Connor, Robert L.: Newspaper Obituary
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI)
O'Connor, Robert L.
October 17, 2013, age 90 years.
Beloved husband of the late Virginia "Jinny" (nee Meyer). Further survived by his dear friends Roberta "Bobbie" (the late Richard) Wagner, Don (Janet) Hurrle, Vic (Diane) Brulc, his faithful Companion "Murphy" and many aviation friends.
Bob was an avid pilot, he started out at the Waukesha Airport, where he owned his private hanger where he built and owned various aircraft. Bob also was a commercial airline pilot and flew for North Central Airlines, Republic Airlines, retired from Northwest Airlines. After his retirement he flew corporate jets for Jack Safro and Roundy's Corporation. Bob was also proud of being a founding member of the EAA.
Visitation will be held on Thursday October 24 from 9-10 AM at the Funeral Home with a funeral service at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, if desired memorials to Elmbrook Humane Society appreciated.
Virginia Edna O'Connor
December 7, 1924 - December 9, 2009

Obituary Virginia E. O'Connor "Jinny" (nee Meyer) December 9, 2009, age 85 years. Beloved and devoted wife of Robert "her Bob Boy" L., for 62 years. Sister of the late Robert (Alice) Meyer. Step-sister of Sandy (Alan) Searing. Dear friend of Marna Moolla and Muriel Patzer. Godmother of Michelle. Also survived by many other relatives and special friends. During WWII Jinny was a teletype operator. After the war, for 7 years she was a caregiver of orphaned infants and young children at the Milwaukee County Home for Dependent Children. She then worked as a nurses aide at The Lutheran Home for 17 years, subsequent to that she volunteered at The Lutheran Home for 20 years. She was a longtime member of Pilgrim Ev. Lutheran Church, on N. 68th and W. Center Sts., where she regularly volunteered and served on several committees. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Todd Baker, son of DL Capt. Marvin C. Baker

In Memory of Todd Alexander Baker, son of DL Capt. & Mrs. Marvin C. Baker  
September 29, 1963 – November 3, 2013


Online obituary and information is now available online ...to view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website http://www.wadefamilyfuneralhome.com/ or click on  http://www.wadefamilyfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/1709501/Baker-Todd/service-details.php  which should take you directly to Todd’s obituary page. 

Please see information below.  
Thank you,
~ Carol 

From: David L. Roberts Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 7:19 PM   Subject: DEATH OF MR. TODD BAKER
CARES AND CONCERNSSadly I was informed of the death of Mr. Todd Baker, 50, son of retired  DL Captain and Mrs. Marvin C. Baker of Arlington, Texas.  Todd was a bachelor and was found dead at his Arlington home by his parents on Sunday afternoon after he failed to come to their home for brunch that morning.  An autopsy has been performed but the results are not known at this moment.  Todd was diabetic and had kidney problems and was to begin dialysis treatments shortly.

There will be a memorial service at Wade Funeral Home in Arlington on Friday,  November 8th at 3:00 pm.  Marvin was hired by Delta in Class 67-A on January 3, 1967, was a long time DFW pilot, was president of Delta Golden Wings for the years 2005 & 2006 and had retired in August 1997 on the 767ER at JFK. 

Expressions of condolence may be sent to Marvin and Jan Baker at 3704 Redstone Drive, Arlington, TX 76001-6512, phone 817-465-3634, email <mcbaker1@sbcglobal.net>.. 

I will forward the obituary when one is published.


Wade Family Funeral Home
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, TX 76013
Phone: (817) 274-9233

Obituary for Todd Baker............
Todd A. Baker passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, in Arlington.
Funeral: 3 p.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington.
Memorials: Donations may be made to the Arlington Humane Society or the American Diabetes Association.
Todd was born Sept. 29, 1963, in Jacksonville, Fla. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1982, attended the University of Kansas and graduated from the UTA. He was a talented guitar musician, avid pet lover and artist. Todd enjoyed a professional career at Berry*Brown Advertising, DDB Needham-Team Frito Lay, Kangaroo Cases and ProAudio.
Survivors: Parents, Marvin and Jan Baker of Arlington; sisters Lauri Baker Brown and her husband, Jerry Brown, of College Station and Jennifer O'Leary and her husband, Scott O'Leary, of Arlington; and nieces and nephews, Madison and Carson Brown, and Collin, Allison and Kierra O'Leary.
Wade Family Funeral Home
Arlington, 817-274-9233
website notification received :Deceased full name     Todd Alexander Baker
Date of Birth     09-29-1963
Date of Death    1 11-03-2013
Relationship    Pilot family member of retired Capt. Marvin C Baker
Domicile     DFW, JFK
Age at death     50
Living Spouse     Marvin and Jan Baker
Address     3704 Redstone Dr.,  Arlington   TX   76001
Airline    DAL
Guestbook URL    1
With sadness I inform you of the passing of Todd Baker, son of Captain and Mrs. Marvin C. Baker, all o0f Arlington, Texas.  Todd passed away at his home in Arlington Sunday, November 3, 2013.
Memorial services will be held in Arlington at the Wade Family Funeral Home at 3 PM Friday, Nov. 8,2013  Please view the obituary at
Contact Name     Gary D. Dicke     Email 
    Phone  972-248-3196

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

RC/NWA Capt. R. Darrell Cantrell

RC/NWA Capt. R. Darrell Cantrell
August 18, 1941 ~ Oct. 21, 2013

Notification with the passing of NWA retired pilot Captain Richard Darrell Cantrell, age 72.  I believe Captain Cantrell hired on with Northwest’s predecessors 11-24-1969 and would have retired with NWA in 2001.  Captain Cantrell had most recently resided at 932 Riverdale Rd.,  Ozark  MO 65721-6563. 


Darrell passed away peacefully on Oct. 21, 2013 at home with his family. Darrell was born August 18, 1941 to Yale and Leona Cantrell. He enjoyed an ideal youth and would often talk about growing up in Springfield with his buddies and girlfriends; he graduated from central High School in 1959. Darrell had a love affair with cars from an early age, from a "56 Chevy to a '63 Jaguar KXE, he enjoyed nothing better than working on and driving fast cars. After graduation he joined the National Guard where he began another love, that of flying. After his service he began his piloting career with a small company in Springfield known as Sun Airlines. Captain Cantrell had a distinguished career with Sun, Southern, Republic, Northwest, and Delta Airlines. He flew many different planes, from a DC-3 to a Boeing 787 which he enjoyed all immensely, but his real joy was the friends he made along the way. Captain Cantrell flew until he retired in 2001; he split his time between Ozark, Missouri and Lighthouse Point, Florida ( he did not like cold weather). Darrell was a proud member on many philanthropic organizations; Scottish Rite of Freemasonary, Grand Lodge of Missouri (50 year member), Grand Commander of Knights Templar, Royal Arch Masons and Abou Ben Adhem Shriners. In his retirement he focused in his hot rods ( rebuilding a 1957 Chevy Special delivery), his dogs Teak, Woody, Jelly, Aspen and Luna. He would often invite his friends to his homes for their vacations and he was the perfect host. Darrell also enjoyed seeing his buddies and would often meet them out at "The Mill" for good times and to reminisce about earlier days. If there was one thing he wanted to be remembered for it would be simply being a great friend to all.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Yale and Leona Cantrell and his aunt Maxine Hays. Darrell is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Ronda and Jerry Day of Springfield:his nephew and his family, Greg, Valerie, Branden and Bailey Day of Nixa, Aspen and Luna; and his many,many friends and loved ones, too numerous to mention. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. with services to be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 25, 2013 at Greenlawn North funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made to www.greenlawnnorthfuneralhome.com
  .Published in the News-Leader on Oct. 25, 2013

WA/DL Capt. Wallace J. Mason

USAF veteran, WA/DL Capt. Wallace ‘Wally’ Mason
September 30, 1932 ~ November 1, 2013


Word has been received with the passing of WA/DL Captain Wallace J. Mason, age 81.  Captain Mason joined Western Airlines 06-18-1962 and retired with Delta Air Lines at the mandatory age 60 in 1992.  Captain Mason was based LAX for most of his career.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills, their website is http://www.mountsinaiparks.org/ 

Memorial services will be held tomorrow November 5th at 10:00 a.m.  To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/latimes/obituary.aspx?n=Wallace-Mason&pid=167870128   

Survived by his wife ‘Carmen’ personal condolences may be sent to the family at 13816 Bora Bora Way Apt 239, Marina Del Rey   CA 90292-6868  ...  310-823-3671.  Or you may contact Captain Mason’s brother Larry at  310-821-0355.

Thank you,
~ Carol 

Born in raised in Los Angeles, Wally was the first-born of Sam and Sally Mason. Graduated from Dorsey High School where he was on the track and gym teams. He enlisted in the USAF, was a tail-gunner on B-29's and went on to become an F-86 and F-100 fighter pilot before retiring as a Major and flying for the Cal Air Natl Guard. He worked for Western and Delta Airlines as a Captain until his retirement. Wally is survived by his wife, Carmen, his daughter Katie (Eric Stern), and son Lauren, his brother Larry (Sandy) and four grandchildren, Oliver and Lucca Stern, and Julia and Violet Feldman. Wally was an avid golfer, having learned to play while caddying at Hillcrest Country Club. He continued playing golf until a few months ago. Services at Mount Sinai in Hollywood Hills, Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 at 10:00 am. 

   .Published in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 5, 2013

From: Dick Deeds   Sent: Monday, November 04, 2013 12:38 PM   pilots@wallybird.com   Subject: update wally mason
Just to give you an update…. not sure if you got this info…. i talked to larry mason, wally’s little brother…. and also talked a bit with Carmen….
He told me that Wally’s daughter pretty much is taking care of all the arrangements, and also the obit should be in the los angeles times newspaper tomorrow am…. 
other news: 
Wally's going to be put to rest at the VA cemetary in Riverside Cal. probably Wed. or Thurs.  A service is going to be held at the Mt. Sinai Mortuary in the Hollywood hills on Tues. at 10 a.m. with a reception following at my place in Marina Del Rey.
i know you will get this info out to all the pilots…. and i know it is very short notice… but hopeful some of the los angeles area retired pilots might be able to attend….
Thomas Stark, President, CEO
Country Club of the World/Exclusive Vacation Planning
Phone:  801-201-GOLF (4653)   1257 Sunrise Place, Bountiful, UTAH  84010

From: dickdeeds   Sent: Monday, November 04, 2013 8:03 AM   pilots@wallybird.com   Subject:  Wally Mason

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From: Larry Mason <lawrmas@gmail.com> Date: 11/03/2013 9:01 PM
Subject: Wally Mason

 Tommy Stark told me you might be interested to know that my brother Wally passed away this past Fri. morning.  Services will be on Tues. at 10 am. at Mt. Sinai Mortuary in Hollywood hills and he will be buried at the VA cemetery in Riverside on Wed. or Thurs.
Larry Mason (Little Brother)  310-821-0355.
From: Dick Deeds   Sent: Friday, November 01, 2013 2:19 PM    pilots@wallybird.com
Subject: Passing of WAL/DAL Captain Wally Mason
Thanks to Don Chapman for this Sad News. Wally was one of the "Good guys".

Subject: Wally Mason

Our very colorful friend Wally Mason passed away early today.  Wally had been in home hospice care for a few weeks with lung cancer.
His wife Carmen will let us know soon about any plans for a memorial service. Carmen asks that you pass this sad news on to all of Wally's

old friends.