Update: if anyone needs to contact Captain Pottinger’s family, you can reach daughter Ore Franzese at 954-560-7162 ... or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org ... thank you/CF
~ IN MEMORY ~
Vietnam war veteran, NAL/PAA/DL pilot John Richard Pottinger
October 30, 1941 ~ June 15, 2012
Please forgive if duplicate information but we have just recently received word that Air Force veteran retired NAL/PAA/DL pilot John Richard Pottinger passed away two years ago. John first hired on with Delta Air Lines as an agent. He left Delta to join National as a pilot 01-01-1979, made the mergers with Pan Am and Delta, and retired with Delta Airlines. The January 1999 issue of DeltaDigest notes 20 yrs of service and lists him as Second Officer based ATL/030.
John passed in June of 2012, the social security death index lists June 15 as his date of death whereas the Veterans cemetery notes June 11 as his date of passing.
Burial:South Florida National Cemetery , Lake Worth , Palm Beach County , Florida
John had most recently resided in Fort Lauderdale FL and is survived by his children Alan and Oretha. The last known contact for family was
1741 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 ... (305) 463-9152
Our information is limited. If anyone has more information to share, please advise and we can post the update on our blogspot at