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Saturday, December 28, 2013

NWA Capt. James A. Barbosa

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. James A. ‘Jim’ Barbosa
February 15, 1940 – December 21, 2013
 
Notification with the passing of retired NWA Captain James Alexander Barbosa, age 73.   I believe Captain Barbosa hired on with Pacific Air Lines 08-15-1966, based SFO.  As noted in his obituary:  “Jim worked as a commercial airline pilot beginning with Pacific Airlines in 1966. During the course of his 35-year career, Jim wore seven different uniforms, all with the same company due to many mergers and acquisitions. He retired in 1998 with Northwest Airlines as a DC-10 Captain based in Honolulu, Hawaii.”  
 
Survived by his wife Marlys personal condolences may be sent to the family at
3344 Glenrock Way , Redding  CA 96001-4661   ...   (530) 242-6482 
A private gathering to celebrate Captain Barbosa’s life will be held at a later date.
 
Thank you,
~ Carol 


 
Jim A. Barbosa  ,  1940 - 2013

Jim Barbosa, 73, of Redding, passed away at home on December 21, 2013.
Jim was born in 1940 in Gary, Indiana, to Alex and Anne Barbosa.

His family moved to Redding, California, in 1955. After graduating from Shasta High School in 1958 and Shasta College in 1960, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1961 to become a Marine aviator. He ended his Marine Corps career as a Captain in the Reserves flying A-4s out of Alameda, CA.

Jim worked as a commercial airline pilot beginning with Pacific Airlines in 1966. During the course of his 35-year career, Jim wore seven different uniforms, all with the same company due to many mergers and acquisitions. He retired in 1998 with Northwest Airlines as a DC-10 Captain based in Honolulu, Hawaii.

During his retirement he enjoyed shooting at the Redding Gun Club, fishing on his boat, hunting and flying up to Alaska to work on his "cabin" at Horseshoe Lake with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Marlys of Redding, his daughter Erica, son Alex and his wife Krista, all of Anchorage, Alaska. He also has one wonderful grandson, Nicholas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Anne Barbosa, his sister and brother-in-law Mary Lou and Jim Maloney and his sister-in-law, Avanel Pederson-Thulien.

A private gathering will be held in January. Donations may be made in his name to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund at
semperfifund.org

Please sign the guestbook at  http://obituaries.redding.com     
Published in Redding Record Searchlight on Dec. 29, 2013
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/redding/obituary.aspx?n=Jim-Barbosa&pid=168767718#sthash.NSBLQTGP.dpuf   

DL Capt. William G. Goff Jr.

Celebration of Bill's life ....
 
PCN G-Group (  patsqd@aol.com   ) 
Bill "Gypsy" Goff  12/30/13  

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Karen Goff would like to invite you to a "celebration of Bill's life" on the 6th of January, 2014.  The time is 3-5 o'clock, PDT at Table 34. There will be appetizers, cocktails and "tall tales".  The restaurant is located at 600 E. Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, Nv. 89119. Tel: 702 263 0034.    

If you have any questions, contact Pat McGirl at patsqd@aol.com
or (702) 365-7644.
Pat McGirl
 


~ IN MEMORY ~
U.S. Navy Ret., DL Capt. William G. "Bill" Goff Jr.
October 14, 1941 ~ December 23, 2013
      


 
Notification with the passing of DL Captain Bill Goff, age 72.  Captain Goff joined Delta Air Lines 09-12-1969 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 2001.  He was based DFW, LAX, then retired as Line Chk. Pilot, 030/PDX.
Survived by his wife Karen personal condolences may be sent to the family at
7035 Hinson St.,  Las Vegas  NV 89118-5115  ...  (702) 361-2276 
Arrangements under the direction of Palm Eastern Mortuary, Las Vegas NV.
 
Thank you,
~ Carol 

 
 
CAPT. WILLIAM GOFF JR. U.S. Navy, Retired Capt. William G "Bill" Goff Jr., of Las Vegas, passed away at Nathan Adelson Hospice Dec. 23, 2013, due to complications from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Bill was born in 1941, in Somers Point, N.J., and was a long-time resident of Las Vegas, where he was involved in commercial real estate and private equity investment. Bill created several companies including, Anchor Development, Goff Properties and Goff Ventures. In an interview by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Bill explained the philosophy he lived by, "People First." He stated you have to be sensitive to people's needs, you have to be able to understand how you can help them and you need to make a conscious effort to do so. After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in aeronautical engineering, Bill served as a Navy fighter pilot in the Vietnam War aboard the USS Roosevelt. He joined Delta Airlines as a pilot in 1969, retiring after 32 years as an international check pilot on the MD-11. While flying for Delta, he maintained his status as a fighter pilot in the reserves and was commanding officer of a Navy "Top Gun" squadron at Miramar Naval Air Station, where he completed his 30-year U.S. Navy career. Bill was an active member of Daedalians, Rotary and Vegas Valley Angels. Bill and his wife, Karen, have been dedicated supporters of local animal rescue organizations and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Bill is survived by his wife, Karen Zick Goff; sister, Kathy Campbell; and niece, Kelly Shephard. No services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas or Best Friends Animal Society.
 
Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery
7600 S Eastern Ave
Las Vegas, NV  89123 

(702) 464-8500 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Olive Mary Riches, widow of WA Capt. Bert Riches

~ IN MEMORY ~
Olive Mary Riches, widow of WA Capt. Bert Riches
January 2, 1917 ~ December 3, 2013

Notification with the passing of Olive Mary Riches, widow of LAX based WAL Captain Eugene Albert ‘Bert’ Riches.  Olive was nearing her 97th birthday at the time of her passing.  Olive’s husband Bert was born 03-05-1917 and passed on 06-04-1988.  Captain Riches joined Western Airlines 07-01-1941 and retired 09-30-1972. 
Mrs. Riches had most recently resided at 4709 Westerly Ct.,  Oceanside  CA 92056-3001.
Thank you,
~ Carol 

 
 
Olive Mary Riches, 96, passed away peacefully on December 3rd at her daughter's home in Oceanside. She was widowed in 1988 after 51 years of marriage to Eugene Albert Riches, a 31 year Captain with Western Airlines. Both Olive and 'Bert' were members of the First Graduation class of Newport Harbor Union High School in 1934. Over the years they enjoyed raising a family and boating, golfing and traveling.
 
Olive enjoyed the Theater and was active in the Newport Harbor Players, The Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse, the Laguna Playhouse and the Children's Theater Guild throughout the 1960s and 1970s. During the 1990s she was a dedicated volunteer for the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.
 
Olive is survived by her daughter, Sonja Harkin; her son, William Riches; her grandson, Daniel Riches; her granddaughter, Alison Riches Esquivel; and her great granddaughter, Augustina Esquivel.
Interment is at Pacific View Memorial Park
.Published in Orange County Register on Dec. 22, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

DL Capt. Blake Benjamin Harwell

~ IN MEMORY ~
Vietnam war veteran, DL Capt. Blake Benjamin Harwell
August 17, 1939 ~ December 16, 2013 

Notification with the passing of DL Captain Blake Benjamin Harwell, age 74.  Captain Harwell joined Delta Air Lines 02-03-1969 and was based ATL.  Survived by his wife JoAnne personal condolences may be sent to the family at 746 Dragoon Drive,  Mount Pleasant  SC 29464-3023  ....  (843)-388-7535  (843)-884-8276


A celebration of Captain Harwell’s life will be held at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church on December 29th.  Burial will be in Westwood Gardens Cemetery, Griffin GA on December 31st. 
Thank you,
~ Carol

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Mr. Blake Benjamin Harwell, 74, husband of JoAnne J. Harwell, of Mt. Pleasant, SC died December 16, 2013 at Veterans' Victory House, Walterboro, SC. Born August 17th, 1939 in Little Rock, AK, he was the son of the late Alfred Blake Harwell and Elsie Broughton Harwell. He was a graduate, and brother in Phi Kappa Sigma at Georgia Tech., graduating in 1961. Entering the US Air Force in 1961, he graduated pilot training in 1963 and served until 1968. He was awarded, twice, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Award, while serving several tours of duty in the Republic of Vietnam for flying in combat while under enemy fire. His love of flying led him to a career with Delta Airlines where he retired as Captain after 23 years of service. Benjamin was a Member of The Order of the Eastern Star in the Scottish Rite, Meridian Sun Lodge, #26 in Griffin, GA., December, 1988. He was a member of the East Cooper Kiwanis Club, Vice President from 1997-1998, President 1998-1999. Member: The Pythagoras Chapter #10, Griffin, GA., The Georgia Grand Chapter, The Royal Arch Masons of Georgia, The Mother Scottish Rite of Freemasonry S J Atlanta Georgia 1988 and The Yaarab Temple of the Shriners. He is survived by his wife of 19 years; his son, John A. Harwell (Nicole) and their sons, Blake and Andrew of Denver CO.; his daughter, Emma B. Dunrud (Tom) and their four sons Keith, Braden, Marshall and Dixon of Denver, CO; his son, David E. Harwell (Alicia) and their children Liam and Colette of Atlanta, GA.; his step-sons, Ty Tyler and Andrew F. Tyler (Gretchen), all of Mt. Pleasant; his step-daughter, Renee Tyler Greene (Rick) and their children Miles and Madison, of Hanahan, SC.; his sister, Broughton Boatwright (Dr. Wade Boatwright) and their daughters, Dr. Sarah Wade Boatwright and Anna Boatwright; his sister-in-law, Mary Frances Harwell of Griffin, GA.; his nephews Elliott Harwell (Yvonne) and their children, William and Emily and Stephen Harwell (Mandi) and their son HB, all of Griffin, GA.; and his niece, Elizabeth Harwell Elderberry (Jason) and their children, of Birmingham, AL. A Celebration of Life will be held at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Westwood Gardens Cemetery 1155 Everee Inn Rd., Griffin, Georgia, Tuesday December 31st, 2013 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to  Alzheimer's Association  2090 Executive Hall Rd. Suite 130, Charleston, SC 29407. Online condolences maybe viewed or sent to Mr. Harwell's family via www.McAlister-Smith.com  

Arrangements by MCALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1520 RIFLE RANGE RD., MT. PLEASANT SC 29464.   (843) 884-3833


  .Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Dec. 21, 2013

DL Capt. James W. Weeks

~ IN MEMORY ~
Navy veteran, DL Capt. James Wesley Weeks
February 1, 1936 ~ December 18, 2013


    Word has been received with the passing of DL Captain James Wesley Weeks, age 77.  Captain Weeks joined Delta Air Lines 
10-02-1967 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1996, based 030/ATL.  Captain Weeks is survived by his wife Kay. A memorial service honoring his life will be held at 1:00 pm tomorrow Saturday the 21st at Johns Creek Presbyterian Church, 10950 Bell Road, Johns Creek  GA 30097. 
Personal condolences may be sent to the Weeks family at

3908 Sweet Bottom Drive , Duluth  GA 30096-3157   ...  (770) 623-3811
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James Wesley Weeks, 77, of Duluth, Ga., passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 18, 2013, after sustaining brain injuries from an accidental fall.
Jim was born in Sumter and grew up in Pinewood. He served honorably as a pilot in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1967. His naval career was distinguished by serving two tours of duty with “Operation Deep Freeze” in the Antarctic, supporting the scientific missions there in 1959/60. “Mount Weeks” on the Antarctic continent was named after Lt. Weeks by a New Zealand survey team, whom he transported to the remote location. Later that decade as a P3 Orion pilot, he commanded air support for the sea recovery of NASA’s Gemini 12 piloted by Buzz Aldrin and commanded by James Lovell.
In 1967, Jim joined Delta Airlines as a commercial pilot, retiring as a captain in 1996. He was an avid bicyclist and had a successful racing career in the ’80s and ’90s, winning medals in the U.S. Nationals and Golden Olympics, among others. Known by many as “Opa,” he was an active member of his church and community and a generous supporter of arts education in Gwinnett County Schools, and a tireless and devoted volunteer for the Duluth High School Marching Band. He gave generously of his time and resources to many in his family and community and will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Kay; his three children, Mike, John and Lori; and his seven grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas R. Weeks of Anderson and Edgar D. Weeks of Morganton, N.C. A memorial service honoring his life will be held on Saturday at Johns Creek Presbyterian Church, 10950 Bell Road, Johns Creek, Ga., 30097.
.Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013 
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Recognizing and commending Mr. James W. Weeks...................
Mr. James W. Weeks was born on February 1, 1936, in Pinewood, South Carolina, a beloved son of James W. Weeks and Margie B. Weeks.  His parents passed away during his childhood, and he and his siblings were
raised by his grandmother and stepmother.  Mr. Weeks graduated from Darlington School in Rome, Georgia, and attended Clemson University.  He joined the United States Navy in 1956 and was accepted to the Navy's
Aviation Cadet Program and trained in Pensacola, Florida.  He volunteered for the Navy's Antarctic support squadron, flying scientists, equipment, and supplies, as well as conducting aerial surveys, during which time he made two trips to the South Pole Station, 9,000 feet above sea level on top of 10,000 feel of ice and
snow.  The government of New Zealand *honored Mr. Weeks by naming Mount Weeks after him.  He served 12 years in the Navy, leaving with the rank of lieutenant and having received numerous honors, including an Air Medal and an Antarctic Medal.  After leaving the Navy, he diligently and conscientiously devoted innumerable hours of his time, talents, and energy toward the betterment of his community and state as evidenced dramatically by his superlative service with Delta Air Lines as a pilot for 28 years.  A person of magnanimous strengths, he is a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and neighbor with an unimpeachable reputation for integrity, intelligence, fairness, and kindness.  Mr. Weeks has served with honor and distinction, and his vision and unyielding commitment have set the standard for public service.  It is abundantly fitting and proper that the outstanding accomplishments of this remarkable and distinguished Georgian be appropriately recognized.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE that the members of this body commend Mr. James W. Weeks for his efficient, effective, unselfish, and dedicated public service to the State of Georgia and this nation.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is authorized and directed
to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to Mr. James W. Weeks.
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*Mount Weeks:  A tabular mountain 6 mi N of Cranfield Peak, on the western edge of Prince Andrew Plateau, Queen Elizabeth Range. Named by New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition (NZGSAE) (1961-62) for Lieutenant James W. Weeks, U.S. Navy (USN), pilot of the reconnaissance and supply flights in the area.
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From: John Dearie  Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:09 PM   Subject: James W. Weeks
Retired ATL-based Captain Jim Weeks passed away this afternoon.  No further information is available at this time.  John Dearie, Capt., ATL (Ret.)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DL Capt. Steven M. Black

Cares & Concerns

Word has been received with the passing of DL Captain Steven Marshall Black, age 61.  Captain Black joined Delta Air Lines 11-21-1980.  Captain Black was predeceased by his mother Lois in 2011 and his father W. Marshall in 1993.  He remained on the seniority list in the No Bid Category (active/sick). 

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Steven M. Black
February 6, 1952 ~ December 7, 2013
Steven M Black,  Feb 6, 1952 - Dec 7, 2013, was born in Houston TX and died in Plano TX after a courageous battle against bladder cancer.  His flying career started with a glider rating while in college. With a University of Texas BBA in hand, he joined the Navy, OCS in Pensacola and flight training NAS Beeville TX.  He joined Delta and began as a Flight Engineer based in Houston.  He later flew MD-88, 757 and 767 in Dallas and Atlanta.  He was an active soaring pilot, hiker, sailor and marksman. 


A memorial service will be held at the George Lewis Funeral Home in Houston TX Jan 26, 2014.  By request, his ashes will be scattered across the west Texas sky from a sailplane over Marfa TX in the spring of 2014.  Donations in his memory should be made to the Cal Farley Boys Home in Amarillo TX.   http://www.calfarley.org/donate/Pages/default.aspx  
  

Steven M. Black February 6, 1952 - December 7, 2013

Steven Marshall Black, age 61, of Plano passed away on December 7, 2013.

Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home, 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252 ~ 214-306-6700 ~ http://www.ariacremation.com/obituary/3217/ 


*Photo sent from Carlotta Schmittgen taken in the '70s on layover in Bar Harbor ME  (Steve is the dark-headed one)


~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Steven M. Black
February 6, 1952 ~ December 7, 2013 

Word has been received with the passing of DL Captain Steven Marshall Black, age 61.  Captain Black joined Delta Air Lines 11-21-1980.  Captain Black was predeceased by his mother Lois in 2011 and his father W. Marshall in 1993.  Unfortunately I was not able to locate a current address for the family.  Should we receive more information we will be sure to update our BlogSpot. 
Thank you,
~ Carol 

From: John Malone Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9:13 AM   Subject: Steve Black
I received news of Captain Steve Black's passing.  Steve was hired in Nov 1980 and was last on the domestic 767 in ATL.  He remained on the seniority list in the No Bid Category (active/sick).  Below is information from Steve's friend Jim Callaway.
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Steven M Black,  Feb 6, 1952 - Dec 7, 2013, was born in Houston Tx and died in Plano, Tx after a courageous battle against bladder cancer.  His flying career started with a glider rating while in college. With a University of Texas BBA in hand, he joined the Navy, OCS in Pensacola, and flight training NAS Beeville, Tx.  He joined Delta and began as a Flight Engineer based in Houston.  He later flew MD-88, 757, and 767 in Dallas and Atlanta.  He was an active soaring pilot, hiker, sailor, and marksman.  A memorial service will be held at the George Lewis Funeral Home in Houston, Tx Jan 26, 2014.  By request, his ashes will be scattered across the west Texas sky from a sailplane over Marfa, Tx in the spring of 2014.  Donations in his memory should be made to the Cal Farley Boys Home in Amarillo, Tx.   http://www.calfarley.org/donate/Pages/default.aspx  
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Black, Steven M. 
February 6, 1952 - December 7, 2013
Steven Marshall Black, age 61, of Plano passed away on December 7, 2013.
Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home, 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252.....214-306-6700

NWA Capt. Thomas A. Derr

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Thomas Allen Derr
March 9, 1938 ~ December 15, 2013

  
  Notification with the passing of NWA Captain Thomas Allen Derr, age 75.  Captain Derr joined Northwest 11-04-1968 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1998. 

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.bertasfh.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2351953&fh_id=12428 


Survived by his wife Claudia personal condolences may be sent to the family at 776 Ashley Drive , Chaska  MN 55318-1542  ...  (952) 448-7553 

Services for Captain Derr will be held December 20th. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska MN.


Thomas A. Derr 
Age 75, of Chaska.

Retired 30-year pilot for Northwest Airlines. Survived by wife, Claudia; children, Sarah (Timothy) Hook, of Richfield, Kenneth Derr, of Richfield, Debbie (Phil) Smith, Oroville, CA; stepchildren, Alyssa (Adam) Morris, of Coon Rapids, Rochelle (Chris) McCavin , of St. Louis, MO; 9 grandchildren; brother, Dennis Derr, of Atlanta, GA; sister, Nancy Dichert, of Atlanta, GA. Mass of Christian Burial Friday 10:30 AM at St. Victoria Catholic Church, 8228 Victoria Drive, Victoria. Visitation one hour prior to mass at church. Burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Bertas Funeral Home Chaska (952) 448-2137

.Published in Star Tribune on Dec. 17, 2013


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Obituary Notice for Thomas A. Derr 
Thomas Allen Derr, age 75, of Chaska, MN, died Sunday, December 15, 2013 at his home. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, December 20, 2013, 10:30 AM at St. Victoria Catholic Church, 8228 Victoria Drive, Victoria, with Father Robert White presiding. The visitation will be one hour prior to mass at the church. The burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.  

Thomas was born March 9, 1938 in Lewisburg, Ohio, to Kenneth and Pearl (McKibbon) Derr, one of four children. He was a 30 year retired pilot for Northwest Airlines.  

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Pearl; and sister, Jenny Derr.  

Survivors include his wife, Claudia; children, Sarah (Timothy) Hook, of Richfield, Kenneth Derr, of Richfield, Debbie (Phil) Smith, of Oroville, CA; stepchildren, Alyssa (Adam) Morris, of Coon Rapids, Rochelle (Chris) McCavin, of St. Louis, MO; 9 grandchildren; brother, Dennis Derr, of Atlanta, GA; sister, Nancy Dichert, of Atlanta, GA.  

Funeral arrangements are with the Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska, MN.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

NWA Capt. Peter G. Conklin

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Peter G. Conklin
February 1, 1932 ~ December 5, 2013

 Notification with the passing of NWA Capt. Peter Gordon ‘Pete’ Conklin, age 81.  Captain Conklin joined Northwest 01-14-1959 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1992.   I believe Captain Conklin had most recently resided at 4839 Spring Circle,  Minnetonka  MN 55345-3417. 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit

Conklin, Peter G. age 81, of Minnetonka, passed away Dec. 5, 2013. Pete grew up in Suffern, New York and was a graduate of Colgate College. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. Pete worked for Northwest Airlines, first flying the Lockheed Electra and rising through the ranks to captain the 747. In his 30+ year career he established lifelong friendships while "flying the line" and working as a respected instructor. Pete's enduring passion was golf. His interest in golf began as a child when he would wade across the Ramapo River to caddie at (and sometimes sneak onto) the HouvenKopf Country Club. As a Marine, Pete was called before his commanding officer and charged with the duty of making regular tee times and filling foursomes - a task he delighted in. His friends and family can attest to his scheduling skills and logistical acumen. Pete was an excellent player. He maintained a low handicap, shooting his age throughout his 70s. He was well known and loved in the golf community, from the course pros with whom he negotiated group rates, to the salesmen who swapped golf clubs with him. Pete left his mark. He will be remembered by family and friends for his kindness, caring and laughter. Survived by five children: Pete (Sue) Conklin, Kate (Steve) Malin, Dave (Michon) Conklin, Karin (Anthony) Witte, Dan (Vionka) Conklin, his beloved sister Nicki McMahon, 12 grandchildren, 10 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Memorial service at Hazeltine Golf Club, Sat., Feb. 8, 11 a.m.  
.Published in Star Tribune on Dec. 12, 2013

NWA Capt. Lloyd Jack Olson

~ IN MEMORY ~

NWA Capt. Lloyd Jack Olson

March 13, 1927 ~ November 11, 2013

 

Notification with the passing of retired NWA pilot Captain Lloyd Jack Olson, age 86.  Captain Olson joined Northwest Airlines 11-28-1949.  He hired on as a mechanic and retired as a flight engineer/pilot at age 60 in 1987.

To view/sign the guestbook please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/spokesman/obituary.aspx?n=lloyd-jack-olson&pid=168391568   Services will be held December 16th in Bothell WA.

Survived by his wife Ruth personal condolences may be sent to the family at  

9824 NE 197th St.,  Bothell  WA 98011-2374  .... (425)  486-3042
 
 
Lloyd Jack Olson: Newspaper Obituary 
Seattle Times, The (WA) - Monday, December 9, 2013
 
Lloyd Jack Olson, 86, passed away on Nov 11, 2013 at his home in Bothell, Washington. Lloyd was born March 13, 1927 in Spokane WA. Lloyd graduated from Spokane's North Central High School in 1945. Flying airplanes was a passion for him. Lloyd joined the Coast Guard. When he was honorably discharged he moved to Glendale, CA to begin aircraft mechanic school. There he met the love of his life, Ruth Johnson. They were married on June 18, 1949 and moved to Minneapolis, MN. Lloyd got a job with Northwest Airlines as an airline mechanic and slowly moved up the ranks from flight engineer to pilot. He worked for NWA for 35 years until he was 60. Over time he moved his family to Seattle, WA, San Ramon, CA and Bloomington, MN. Each move they joined church congregations where they made many friends and grew in their faith. During his 26 years of retirement, they bought a second home in Sun Lakes AZ. Lloyd was a quiet man with a dry sense of humor, who loved to be surrounded by his family. He enjoyed playing golf with friends. He was a faithful companion and caregiver to his wife Ruth. He loved the Lord and is content to be at rest in Heaven. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; three daughters, Jeudi Davis, Janet Budke-Sullivan, and Alison Schold; his nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Monday, Dec. 16th, 2pm at Northwest Community Church in Bothell, WA, with Pastor Lee Bennett, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NW Community Church.
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OLSON, Lloyd Jack (Age 86) Passed away on Nov 11, 2013 at his home in Bothell, Washington. Lloyd was born March 13, 1927 in Spokane, WA., on his mother Ethel (Witherspoon) Olson's 35th birthday. His mother had emigrated from England to America when she was 21. His father, Herman Olson, was a bricklayer by trade and a "Swede" from Mandan, ND. Lloyd along with his older sister, Betty, lived in Spokane, in a home that their father built. Lloyd graduated from North Central High School in Spokane, in 1945. As a teenager, he would work on and fly small planes. Flying was a passion for him, guiding his future career choices. Lloyd joined the Coast Guard, just missing the action of WWII. When he was honorably discharged he moved to Glendale, CA., to begin aircraft mechanic school. There he met the love of his life, Ruth Johnson, who had moved to California from Minnesota. They were married on June 18, 1949 at the North Glendale Methodist Church and moved to Minneapolis MN shortly thereafter. Lloyd got a job with Northwest Airlines as an airline mechanic and slowly moved up the ranks from flight engineer to co-pilot to pilot, which was quite rare in the airline industry for a person with only a high school degree. He worked for NWA for 36 years until he was 60. He moved his family, which included three daughters, many times over the years to Seattle, WA; San Ramon, CA; and Bloomington, MN., each time joining church congregations where the family made many friends and grew in their faith. During his 26 years of retirement, Lloyd and Ruth bought a second home in Sun Lakes AZ that became their respite from the rainy Seattle weather, to play golf and gather the family for vacations. Lloyd was a quiet man, with a dry sense of humor, who loved to be surrounded by his family. He enjoyed watching golf, football and baseball games. He was a faithful companion and for the last several years, caregiver to his wife, Ruth. He loved the Lord and will be content to be at rest in Heaven. Survivors include is beloved wife, Ruth; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jeudi and Harry Davis of Marlborough, NH., Janet Budke-Sullivan and husband Greg Sullivan of Anthem, AZ., and Alison and Steve Schold of Duvall, WA; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law Natalie Watz of Daytona, FL; three nieces and two nephews, including Nancy (Darrell) Collison, Rand (Barb) Evans and Terry Evans of Spokane; extended family and friends. His sister Betty Evans of Spokane, WA., died August 1, 2011; two brother-in-laws, Richard Evans and Eric Watz died earlier. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Monday, December 16th, 2pm at the Northwest Community Church in Bothell, WA., with long time friend, Pastor Lee Bennett, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.
 
  .Published in Spokesman-Review on Dec. 8, 2013
 
 

Charles Austin Mayfield, son of DL Capt. W. Austin Mayfield

.....with many thanks for your thoughts and prayers from Captain Mayfield and the entire Mayfield family .....  CF

Mayfield, Charles Austin
February 3, 1964- December 1, 2013

Charles Austin Mayfield, 49, a native of Atlanta, GA passed away on December 1, 2013. He was born at Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico prior to his family’s move to Atlanta in 1965. Charles is survived by his wife Dr. Teresa Bustos Mayfield of Buenos Aires, Argentina. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his parents William Austin Mayfield and Antoinette Vincent Thomas, a sister, Catherine Mayfield Pittman, two brothers, William Justin Mayfield and Preston Beebe Mayfield, and four nieces, all residents of Atlanta. Mr. Mayfield was a 1983 graduate of Randolph-Macon Academy in Virginia. He also received his Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Georgia State University. Charles was an avid and frequent traveler to Canada, Europe and South America. After many years of travel he settled in Buenos Aires where he met his future wife Teresa. He and Teresa were married in 2006. A private memorial service is planned for early January 2014.
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Dear Carol,
 
I am writing to advise that my oldest child, Charles age 49, passed away unexpectedly in Johnstown, PA where he and his wife were planning a permanent move from Buenos Aires.  Our hearts are broken as we are sustained by many prayers.  Thank you for your work for the Delta pilot family.  Charles' obituary is attached and will appear on Sunday, Dec 29 in the AJC.
 
Sincerely,
Wm. Austin Mayfield
Capt, 031, ATL (retired 1999)



~ IN MEMORY ~

Mr. Charles Austin Mayfield, son of DGW member DL Capt. William Austin Mayfield


From: Julian Black Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 8:15 PM    To: PCN
Subject: Austin Mayfield's Older Son Charles
Charles Austin Mayfield, son of Austin Mayfield, passed away DEC 1st in Johnstown, PA.
Austin Mayfield is a Delta Golden Wings member.
More information should be coming out soon.
Austin’s email: wamayfield@gmail.com
Phone: (678)333-1071(C)
Address:   106 Rosaire Place  NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Our prayers are with Austin and his family during this difficult time.
Julian Black
DGW Membership Chairman

DL Capt. Jerry S. Crockett

Update and service arrangements for DL Capt. Jerry S. Crockett.........


 
From: David L. Roberts    Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2014 8:57 AM
Subject: SERVICES -- RET DL CAPT JERRY CROCKETT
 

SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTThank you to the family of the late Captain Jerry Crockett for sending the announcement of the Military Honors Burial service for their father.  Expressions of condolence and support may be sent to the family by email at < crockettps@earthlink.net > or to the address in the original death announcement below.
For directions to the

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

click on http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/dallasftworth.asp.
Dave



Received: from crockettps@earthlink.net
                for robertsDL@mindspring.com; Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:32:43 -0500
Subject: Jerry Crockett service

Hi David,

There will be a brief military honors burial at the Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery for Jerry Crockett on February 18th at 11am.

We appreciate your efforts in December informing the Delta family of his death and wanted to follow up with you concerning his burial.  We received many wonderful emails and cards from his Delta friends and thank you for getting the word out.

Sincerely,

Jerry (Steve) Crockett
Ron Crockett
Sarah Crockett 

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~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Jerry S. Crockett
June 5, 1920 ~ December 10, 2013





Dave writes:  Jerry was born June 5, 1920 and hired by Delta November 7, 1949; he was based in Atlanta until 1969 when we moved to the Dallas area where he remained until retirement in May 1980.  His wife Mary Ruth Mashburn Crockett predeceased him September 14, 2010.

Captain Crockett had most recently resided at

2533 Big Horn Lane,  Richardson  TX 75080-2165
Memorial services will be held at a later date...please see information below.
Thank you,
~ Carol  


From: David L. Roberts   Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 9:30 AM
Subject: DEATH OF RETIRED DL CAPTAIN JERRY CROCKETT

CARES AND CONCERNSI was called by Ron Crockett, one of Jerry's sons, to report that their father, retired Delta Captain Jerry Crockett, 93, died Tuesday night, December 10, 2013.  Jerry was a member of Delta Pioneers, Delta Golden Wings and was one of Delta's Oldest Living Pilots.

Jerry lived in Richardson, Texas for many years but had been visiting his son Steve's home in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Steve said that Jerry began to feel tired in June of this year and by the end of August he decided to take Steve up on his offer for him to come to Eureka Springs to live.  While there Jerry took several tests to try to diagnose his problem.  None of the many tests showed any particular ailment, but he continued to decline and by early December was too weak and confused to be taken care of at home.

At that time their sister Sarah who was there helping take care of him and Steve took him to the Doctor who checked him into the hospital with the hopes of transferring him to a nursing home near Steve's home. But he continued to decline and within a week of his admission passed away.  Ron and Steve were with him for the entire day he passed and have hopes he could hear them talking about all of the good times of which there had been many.

Jerry was born June 5, 1920 and hired by Delta November 7, 1949; he was based in Atlanta until 1969 when we moved to the Dallas area where he remained until retirement in May 1980.  His wife Mary Ruth Mashburn Crockett predeceased him September 14, 2010.

The body will be cremated and will be interred at the Dallas National Cemetery, probably sometime next spring.  One of Jerry's grandsons is an Air Force F-15 pilot and is currently deployed.  It was Jerry's wish that the whole family be together at his memorial service so it will be held when all can be there.

Steve is actually Jerry S. Crockett.  His sister Sarah lives in Augusta, Georgia and Ron lives in The Villages, Florida.  Expressions of condolence may be sent to the family at 45 County Road 1023, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, phone 479-981-0595, email  crockettps@earthlink.net

Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers and I will send an obituary when one becomes available.

With warm regards,

Dave




From: Julian Black   Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:02 PM
Subject: Capt. Jerry Crockett

Carol,
I just received a note (below) from one of our retired Captains that Captain Jerry Crockett has passed away. He is a long time Delta Golden Wings member.
Thank you for your help on this,
Julian Black
From: jelbar@frontier.com [mailto:jelbar@frontier.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 6:32 PM
To:
jublack@mindspring.com
Subject: Capt Jerry Crockrett
Julian: Capt. Jerry Crockett passed away last evening in a Dallas TX  hospital.  He was 93 yrs old. When I receive additional info I will pass along to you.
Please pass to the appropriate place to get this on the pilots web.
I appreciate your help.
John Ellington

DL Capt. Frank J. Moynahan

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Frank J. Moynahan
January 7, 1925 ~ December 12, 2013


Notification with the passing of WWII and Korean war veteran Capt. Frank James Moynahan, age 88.  Captain Moynahan joined Delta Air Lines 09-26-1949 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1985, based ATL.  Captain Moynahan was widowed in January 2012 with the passing of his wife Lucille.   He had most recently resided at

250 Golfview Club Drive ,  Newnan  GA 30263-3366.  To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.mckoon.com/html/obituaries.html  
Services were held December 14th in Georgia. 
Thank you,
~ Carol 
 

From: David L. Roberts Sent: Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:45 AM
Subject: DEATH OF RETIRED DL CAPTAIN FRANK J. MOYNAHAN
CARES AND CONCERNSThe Friday, December 13,   2013 Atlanta Journal Constitution had the obituary of  retired Delta Captain Frank Moynahan, 88.  His late wife Lucille died January 12, 2012 and her obit is reprinted below.  Dave
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Frank Moynahan

1/7/1925 - 12/12/2013
Mr. Frank James Moynahan, 88, passed away at Wesley Woods of Newnan on December 12, 2013 surrounded by his children and caregivers from complications associated with Alzheimer’s disease. He was born on January 7, 1925 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, serving as a pilot in the Army Air Corps and later in the Indiana and Georgia Air National Guards. In 1951, he married Lucille Ruppersburg of College Park, GA, where they lived and raise their three children. Frank enjoyed a 36 year career as a pilot with Delta Air Lines. After retirement, he continued flying his own airplanes, as well as travelling, sailing, and enjoying family. In 1992, Frank and Lucille moved to Newnan to be closer to all the children and grandchildren. Lucille passed away in January 2012 and Frank is survived by his three children: Nancy M. Carson (Tom), Susan M. Goodson (John), Tom F. Moynahan (Kathy); Grandchildren: Chad Carson (Kari), Andrew Carson (Emily), Meredith McCloud (Andrew), and Scott Goodson; Great-granddaughters: Serena, Beatrice, and Aliana Carson. The funeral Mass is Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church with Father Henry Atem officiating. The visitation is Friday evening between 6:00-8:00 at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St, Newnan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org or a charity of one’s choice. Condolences can be expressed online at www.mckoon.com McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory (770) 253-4580

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Frank James MOYNAHAN

                                                                
MOYNAHAN, Frank Frank James Moynahan, born January 7, 1925 in Indianapolis, IN, died in Newnan, GA on December 12, 2013 surrounded by his children and caregivers from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, serving as a pilot in the Army Air Corps and later in the Indiana and Georgia Air National Guards. In 1951, he married Lucille Ruppersburg of College Park, GA, where they lived and raise their three children. Frank enjoyed a 36 year career as a pilot with Delta Air Lines. After retirement, he continued flying his own airplanes, as well as travelling, sailing, and enjoying family. In 1992, Frank and Lucille moved to Newnan, GA to be closer to all the children and grandchildren. Lucille passed away in 2012. Frank is survived by his three children: Nancy M. Carson (Tom), Susan M. Goodson (John), Tom F. Moynahan (Kathy), 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-granddaughters. The funeral Mass is Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church with Father Henry Atem officiating. The visitation is Friday evening between 6:00-8:00 at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St, Newnan, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org or a charity of one's choice. Condolences can be expressed online at www.mckoon.com McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory (770) 253-4580
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Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 13, 2013~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Lucille Moynahan  
http://www.mckoon.com/html/obituaries.html  

MOYNAHAN, Lucille Lucille Ruppersburg Moynahan, 84, of Newnan died Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. She was born June 14, 1927 in Atlanta to the late Louis Arthur Ruppersburg & Ethel Finley Ruppersburg. Lucille grew up in College Park and was a 1944 graduate of College Park High School. She attended Shorter College before going to work in the personnel department of Delta Airlines. While working at Delta she met her husband of over 60 years, Frank J. Moynahan. All her life she was a passionate bridge player participating in several clubs. After moving to Newnan, she became very active in the community serving as a volunteer with the Newnan Hospital Auxiliary. The graveside service for family & friends in Atlanta is Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Westview Cemetery with Rev. Sharon Edgar officiating. The memorial service is Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM at Newnan Presbyterian Church with Dr. Harry Barrow officiating. Following the memorial service, the family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the church. Rather than flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to Newnan Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1107, Newnan, GA 30264 or to the charity of one's choice . Condolences can be sent to the family online at www.mckoon.com Survivors include husband, Frank J. Moynahan of Newnan; daughters, Nancy Moynahan Carson & husband Tom of Newnan, Susan Moynahan Goodson & husband John of Newnan; son, Tom Moynahan & wife Kathy of Newnan; grandchildren, Chad Carson & wife Kari of Clemson, SC, Andrew Carson & wife Emily of Charleston, SC, Meredith Goodson McCloud & husband Andrew of Augusta, GA, Scott Goodson of Newnan; great-granddaughter, Serena Joy Carson of Clemson, SC; numerous nieces and nephews. McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory (770) 253-4580

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on January 14, 2012 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

C&S/DL Capt. N.Kenneth Allerup

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, C&S/DL Capt. Kenneth Allerup
March 10, 1921 ~ December 10, 2013






Notification with the passing of WWII veteran, retired Navy Commander, Delta Golden Wings member, retired C&S/DL Captain Niels Kenneth ‘Ken’ Allerup, age 92.  Captain Allerup joined Chicago & Southern Airlines 06-28-1948 and retired with Delta Air Lines at the mandatory age 60 in 1981, based ATL.  Captain Allerup is survived by his wife Helga.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
3607 Village Lane,  Roswell  GA 30075-7618  ...  (770)  587-9699  
Services will be private.
Thank you,
~ Carol 
 

From: David L. Roberts   Sent: Friday, December 13, 2013 8:01 PM
Subject: DEATH OF RETIRED DL CAPTAIN KENNETH ALLERUP

Kenneth Allerup, age 92, of Roswell, Georgia, passed away on December 10, 2013. Mr. Allerup was born in Chicago, IL to Niels and Alice Allerup who preceded him in death, as did a brother Norman. Mr. Allerup is survived by his beloved wife Helga Allerup and a brother Peter, as well as his step children Claudia Sleep and Barbel Woodard, four grandsons and five great grandchildren. Mr. Allerup was a veteran of World War II and served as a Naval Aviator. Following the war, he remained in the Naval Reserve as an active member and retired from the Navy as a Commander. Mr. Allerup was an international airline pilot for Delta Airlines. He retired in 1981, having served over 30 years as a Captain. He loved his job very much and missed it throughout his retirement years. After his retirement, he and his wife Helga traveled the world. They enjoyed numerous cruises to destinations such as Australia, Singapore, the Panama Canal and many more. Mr. Allerup was always ready to seek out a new adventure. He will be terribly missed. Services and interment will be private.Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 13, 2013- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?n=kenneth-allerup&pid=168506857#sthash.6uJhtpuo.dpuf 

Monday, December 9, 2013

WA/DL Capt Jack Austen Mleynek

Update.....family has advised us that a  'Celebration of Life' for Jack Mleynek will be
held on Jan.25th. at his home: 39 Wanderwood Way, Sandy, UT. 84092.
About 1pm-4pm.
We hope all can come.
Thank you, sincerely, 
Betsy Mleynek   801-619-4855


~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL Capt. Jack Austen Mleynek
February 27, 1937 ~ December 6, 2013

Captain Mleynek joined Western Airlines 01-17-1966 and retired with Delta Air Lines, based SLC.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.serenicarefuneralhome.com/obituaries/Jack-Mleynek/  
Captain Mleynek is survived by his wife Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ ....   (801) 619-0554 
39 Wanderwood Way , Sandy  UT 84092-4866
 
 
~~ Capt Jack A.  Mleynek
Feb 27, 1937 – Dec 6, 2013

Word has been received of the passing of Capt Mleynek.  Please see below for expressions of condolences. 
Subject: Passing of Jack Mleynek
It is with great sadness that I pass along this message. Jack was really "one of the good guys!".
Dick


Dear Dick,
This is to inform you of the passing of former WAL/DAL captain Jack Mleynek. Would you please forward this to the Wallybirds? Jack was a great man...we'll all miss him. 
Sincerely, 
Betsy Clark Mleynek

Jack A.  Mleynek
1937 – 2013
Jack Austen Mleynek, of Sandy, Utah, passed away December 6, 2013 due to complications from cancer. He was born February 27, 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska to Fred J. and Ella Mleynek.  Jack attended North High School in Omaha and earned a BA at the University of Colorado.  He was active in scouting throughout his high school years, working on the staff at the council scout camp during the summer months.  In college he worked for the forest service as a smoke-jumper and as a water front director at a camp in the Canadian San Juan Islands.  After graduation he served for four and a half years as a Marine attack pilot, including service on the U.S.S. Enterprise during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Upon discharge in Japan, Jack and two squadron mates made their way south through the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia to Australia and New Zealand where Jack spent several months mountain climbing. He then drove a 90cc Honda motorcycle across Australia and from Sri Lanka to London.  In 1966, he became a commercial airline pilot and flew for thirty years with Western and Delta Airlines. After retiring, he built and flew an F-1 Rocket experimental aircraft.  Jack belonged to the American Literacy Council, an organization that works to create more logical spelling patterns.  He is survived by his wife and true love, Elizabeth (Betsy), their daughter Tara (Darren Gonzol), by his son Lance Mleynek (Jennifer Sullivan) and daughter Natasha Mleynek (Andy Boucher) from his first marriage, and by his brother Loren and sister Nancy (Norbert) Hildebrandt.  His passion for life, sense of humor and unconditional love will live on forever in our lives, and he will be greatly missed. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to The Boy Scouts of America or to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.