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Sunday, August 31, 2014

NC/RC/NWA Capt. Edward L. Erickson

~ IN MEMORY ~
NC/RC/NWA  Capt. Edward L. Erickson
May 1, 1930 ~ August 18, 2014
 
Notification with the passing of retired RC/NWA pilot Captain Edward Leonard Erickson, age 84.  Captain Erickson’s obituary notes that he joined North Central Airlines in 1956 and he flew for 34 years, retiring with Northwest Airlines in 1990.   Services were held in Minnesota on August 27th.
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
http://www.washburn-mcreavy.com/obituaries/Edward-Erickson/  Survived by his wife Barbara Mack, personal condolences may be sent to 
14020 Quince St. NW  ,  Andover  MN 55304-4129  ...  (763) 862-9985

Should we hear more we will be sure to update our memorial site 
        Thank you,
            ~ Carol for the PCN
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Erickson, Edward L. age 84, of Andover, MN, died August 18, 2014. Ed is survived by his wife, Barbara Mack of Andover; daughters, Kathy (Pat) Pavelko of Chanhassen, Susan (Rory) Beeso of Scottsdale, AZ; son, Eric Erickson of San Diego, CA; step-sons, Daniel (Cynthia) Storkamp of Woodbury, and Darren (Diane) Storkamp of Savage; grandchildren, Michael (Jess), Sarah, John, Tommy, Katie, Jenna, Evan, Taylor, Carter, and Matthew; sister, Jeannie (Cedric) Gelle. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Irene Erickson. Ed was hired by North Central Airlines in 1956. He flew as Captain for 34 years with North Central, Republic and Northwest Airlines. After retiring, he became Chief Pilot for AmJet at Anoka County Airport for 14 years. Mass of Resurrection 10:30 AM Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Church of the Epiphany, 111th & Hanson Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids. Friends may gather one hour prior to Mass at church. Additional gathering of family and friends at Anoka County Airport Golden Wings Museum, 8891 Airport Rd, Blaine, MN Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 4:30-7:00 PM, program at 5:30 PM. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family for the charity of their choice.
www.Washburn-McReavy.com  Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000

.Published on August 24, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

WAL Capt. J. Henry 'Hank' Stambaugh

Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2014 7:54 PM     pilots@wallybird.com
Subject: Hank Stambaugh
On Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:27 PM, "comcbs@comcast.net" <comcbs@comcast.net> wrote:

If anyone cares to make a memorial contribution to Hank Stambaugh, here are the particulars:
Street Reach (Honor of Hank), 1600 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203 - or http://www.streetreach.wordpress.com/
or St. Andrew UMC (Compassion Fund/Hank Stambaugh,) 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, Co 80126.
Jack McBride
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 Update with obituary:  There now is an online link where you may share expressions of sympathy for the family of Captain Stambaugh.  Please visit  http://www.cremationsocietyofco.com/obit/henry-hank-stambaugh/  The full obituary may be viewed online as well as on our blogspot at http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

It is with deep sadness that we share with you the news of the death of Hank Stambaugh. Hank passed away the evening of Augusut 21st, after a Celebration of his Life Ceremony, surrounded by his family and close friends.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth of 66 years; sons, Jim (Lynn), Luke (Denni Shefrin); daughter Christy Boyle; grandchildren: John Boyle (Lindsay), Catherine Boyle, Carlee Steck (Josh), Stacey Sambaugh, Brady Stambaugh (Jamie), Mary Boyle, Cody Stambaugh, Kaitlyn Stambaugh, Heather Stambaugh ; three great grandchildren: McKenna and Cooper Boyle and Parker Steck; sister Leota and brothers, Gene, Von, Don, Barney, and Dale.
Hank was born in 1926 and raised in Toledo, Ohio. His love of flying began at a very early age, seeking small jobs to pay for flying lessons at a local airport. At the age of 17, he attempted to enlist in the US Air Corps but was rejected because he was too young. He then enrolled and was accepted into the Royal Canadian Air Force. He returned to the US to gather his personal belongings and when he attempted to return to Canada, he was turned away at the border when his true age was discovered.
When he turned 18, he entered the Army Air Corps and trained as a fighter pilot in preparation for the invasion on Japan. Fortunately the war ended before he left US soil.
Following WWII, he became a crop duster and flight instructor, aircraft mechanic, and pilot for hire in Toledo.
In 1951, he begun his career as a pilot for Western Airlines flying the DC-3 and ended his career of 35 years on the DC-10-30. At his retirement as Captain, he was ranked the number 1 pilot at Western. He loved flying all over the US, especially Hawaii, Alaska, and internationally to Mexico and London, England.
During and well after his long flying career, he took any opportunity to entertain many with his stories of heroic flights filled with drama and humor.  Hank said many times that he came to understand that God was truly the Captain that was on board with him during all of his flights.
He owned various planes over the years and taught his son Jim to fly a Cessna 140. He adored the mountains, hiking and skiing with family and friends. He built a cabin near Breckenridge, Colorado creating many years of enjoyment and fond memories for family and friends.
After Hank’s retirement, he perfected his hobby as an artist and became a profession sculptor specializing in bronze casting. For years, he was a regular contributor to the Loveland Sculpture Invitational Art an Sale Show. Coors Stadium has one of his pieces on display: Depression Kid “Sandlotter” 1938.
Hank and Ruth have been members of St. Andrew United Methodist Church for over 30 years. He was very involved and committed to his church. Hank and Ruth went to Israel with St. Andrew. Hank had an enormously generous spirit and consistently baked at St. Andrew and delivered food for Street Reach every Monday for many years.
Hank loved his family and friends. He is known for his generosity, humility and compassion. He reached out to those in need and helped many through the years. We feel blessed to have had Hank in our lives and are also very proud of his numerous accomplishments.
His loving family, Ruth, Jim, Christy and Luke.
Notes of condolence may be sent to Hank's wife, Ruth:
Ruth Stambaugh
Holly Creek Retirement Community
5500 E. Peakview Ave. Apt. 1305
Centennial, CO 80121
A Service of Remembrance and Celebration for the life of Hank will be held Thursday, August 28th at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary at St. Andrew United Methodist Church.
St. Andrew United Methodist Church
9203 S. University Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
A luncheon reception will follow and all who wish to join are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts in Hank's name may be made to the following organizations: 
Street Reach (In honor of Hank Stambaugh)
1600 Grant St.
Denver, CO 80203
St. Andrew UMC (In memo: Compassion Fund / Hank Stambaugh)
9203 S. University Blvd.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

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~ IN MEMORY ~
WAL Capt. J. Henry ‘Hank’ Stambaugh
May 15, 1926 ~ August 22, 2014

News has reached us with the passing of retired WAL pilot Captain Hank Stambaugh, age 88.  Captain Stambaugh suffered a horrible fall on August 18th and his injuries were too extensive to overcome.  His family had to make the difficult decision to remove life support, that was Thursday evening and Captain Stambaugh passed away the next day.  
 
Information is limited but to the best of my knowledge .... J. Henry Stambaugh was born/raised in Bryan, Ohio, a small town located about an hour west of Toledo.  I believe he was the oldest of seven children born to parents Truman Henry Stambaugh and Adeline neé  Baerlin Stambaugh.  Captain Stambaugh joined Western Airlines 04-09-1951 and was based Denver for much of his career.  By 1976 he was based LAX, and possibly SLC as well, prior to his retirement which I believe was in 1986.  
There will be a memorial service to honor and celebrate the life of Hank Stambaugh this Thursday, August 28th at 10:30 A.M., at 
St. Andrews Methodist Church located at
9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126.  
The church phone number is (303) 794-2683 and their website is http://www.st-andrew-umc.com/  
Survived by his wife Ruth personal condolences may be sent to the Stambaugh family at 5500 E. Peakview Ave. Apt. 1305 ,  Centennial  CO 80121-3558  ...  (303) 771-8079   
Our thanks goes to Hanks’ friend and good friend of the family Jack McBride who has kept us posted. 
Should we receive additional information we will be sure to update our memorial site at   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/ 
Corrections to any of my information is always appreciated as well.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN
Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
(note: Holly Creek retirement facility verified Ruth’s apartment number for me today as Apt. #1305....thx/Cf)   
From: dickdeeds   Sent: Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:29 PM
 pilots@wallybird.com    Subject: Fwd: Hank Stambaugh

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From: comcbs@comcast.net Date:08/23/2014 2:52 PM (GMT-08:00) Subject: Hank Stambaugh
Dear Dick,
I have the latest on Hank Stambaugh.  They took him off life support Thursday evening and he died on Friday, the 22nd.  Services will be on Thursday, Aug. 28th, at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch.
Jack McBride
From: Dick Deeds Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2014 4:26 PM
To: pilots@wallybird.com Subject: Hank Stambaugh
Thanks to Jack McBride for this sad news!
Dick

Dear Dick,
Just to let you know that Hank Stambaugh fell in the shower Monday (18th).  He broke his back in a couple of places, his nose and not sure what else.
He is at Littleton Hospital, 7700 S. Broadway, Littleton, CO (don't know the zip).  He is in room #562.  We don't have any further information, but will send it later as we know more.
Jack McBride
Hi, Dick,
This is in regards to Hank Stambaugh ................shower last Monday, the 18th. 
I visited him and the family this afternoon, and they plan on taking him off life support sometime later today.
We will send you further information when we have it later today probably.
Jack McBride

Friday, August 22, 2014

NEA/DL Capt. George S. Haines

~ IN MEMORY ~
NEA/DL Capt. George S. Haines
October 14, 1940 ~ August 18, 2014
 
Word has been received with the passing of retired NEA/DL pilot Captain George Haines, age 73.  George Stanley Haines III was born/raised in Massachusetts.  He joined Northeast Airlines 12-02-1968 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 2000.  For the majority of his commercial aviation career Captain Haines was based Boston, then PDX/030 prior to his retirement.
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.paulcrogersandsons.com/obits.php 
or  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonherald/obituary.aspx?pid=172194039  The obituary below notes that services will be held tomorrow August 22nd in Massachusetts.
 
Captain Haines is survived by his wife Maureen Moran Haines.  Unfortunately I wasn’t able to locate their mailing address for personal condolences.  Should we receive additional contact information we will be sure to update our memorial site at   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/ 
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN
Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
 
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 HAINES George 73, of Atkinson, New Hampshire, passed away August 18, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Maureen (Moran) Haines. George Haines was born in Danvers, Massachusetts, grew up in North Reading and was the son of the late George and Mabel Haines. He is survived by his wife Maureen, two sons, George “Buddy” and William “Billy” Haines; his daughter, Rebecca and husband Timothy Stevens; two step- children, Jennifer Moran and Michael Gravelese; and four grandchildren, Will, Caroline, Emily and Owen. He was predeceased by his sister, Katherine Haines. George joined the Navy in 1958. He went on to join the Army where he spent 17 years enlisted, leaving as an E5Major. He was awarded the New Hampshire National Guard Commendation Medal for heroism in 1971. George worked as a Captain for Delta Airlines from 1968 until his retirement in 2000. His passion for flying kept him in the private sector as a Captain until 2011. He also loved traveling, hiking, and spending time with his dogs, Katie and Piper. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He left us all better than he found us. A period of visitation will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 from 10 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, AMESBURY, immediately followed by services at the funeral home at 11:30 A.M. Interment will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of George S. Haines to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift 
 
Funeral Home
Paul C Rogers & Sons Inc
2 Hillside Ave Amesbury, MA  01913
(978) 388-0288
.Published in Boston Herald on Aug. 21, 2014
 
 
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:46 AM
Subject: Passing of Retired Captain George Haines, NEA/DL Bos
 

George Haines

HAINES George 73, of Atkinson, New Hampshire, passed away August 18, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Maureen (Moran) Haines. George Haines was born in Danvers, Massachusetts, grew up in North Reading and was the son of the late George and Mabel Haines. He is survived by his wife Maureen, two sons, George “Buddy” and William “Billy” Haines; his daughter, Rebecca and husband Timothy Stevens; two step- children, Jennifer Moran and Michael Gravelese; and four grandchildren, Will, Caroline, Emily and Owen. He was predeceased by his sister, Katherine Haines. George joined the Navy in 1958. He went on to join the Army where he spent 17 years enlisted, leaving as an E5Major. He was awarded the New Hampshire National Guard Commendation Medal for heroism in 1971. George worked as a Captain for Delta Airlines from 1968 until his retirement in 2000. His passion for flying kept him in the private sector as a Captain until 2011. He also loved traveling, hiking, and spending time with his dogs, Katie and Piper. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He left us all better than he found us. A period of visitation will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 from 10 A.M. to 11:15 A.M. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers & Sons Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, AMESBURY, immediately followed by services at the funeral home at 11:30 A.M. Interment will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of George S. Haines to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift.
Captain Haines was hired by Northeast on 12/2/1968 and retired with Delta in 2000.
 

Published in Boston Herald on Aug. 21, 2014

 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Patricia Claus Richards, wife of DL Capt. G. David Richards

~ IN MEMORY ~
Patricia Claus Richards, wife of retired Delta Captain G.D. (Dave) Richards
December 10, 1939 - August 13, 2014
 
News has reached us with the passing of Patricia ‘Pat’ Jean neé Claus Richards, talented artist and wife of Delta Golden Wings member Capt. Gabriel David ‘Dave’ Richards.  Patricia had been battling illness these past three years.  She was 74 years of age at the time of her passing on August 13th.  We understand that private memorial services will be held for Patricia at a later date.
 
Captain Richards joined Delta Air Lines 02-17-1964 and retired in 1995, based DFW, then 030/PDX at the time of his retirement.  Patricia is survived by her husband of 56 years and their children and grandchildren. 
Personal condolences may be sent to the Richards family at
4040 SW Greenhills Way , Portland  OR  97221-3206  ...  (503) 248-6814 
 
Should we receive any further information we will be sure to update our memorial site at http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
 
Thank you,
            ~ Carol for the PCN
  
 
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From: Charles M. Cole Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:58 PM
 

Dave Richards is a good friend of mine and asked me to forward this death notice to you. As far as I know, there will be a family-only memorial service in mid-September. Also, there is no obit on the funeral home website or in the PDX newspaper.
 
Thanks,
Charlie Cole
 
 
 
Pat Richards - Wife of DL Capt G.D. (Dave) Richards (DFW/PDX)


Patricia ("Pat") Richards, wife of retired Delta Captain G.D. ("Dave") Richards, passed away after battling Alzheimer's disease for three years. Pat and Dave were married for 56 years and lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for 30 years before moving to Portland, Oregon in 1989. Pat loved the Pacific Northwest and was so inspired by its natural beauty that she became an artist and sold her paintings for many years. Pat is survived by Dave, three children (Cathy, David and Gabby), and five grandchildren (Josh, Patrick, Katie, McKenna and Mallory).

Dave Richards
4040 SW Greenhills Way
Portland, OR  97221
(503) 799-1898

Monday, August 18, 2014

Eva Hoffman, widow of DL Capt. Carl M. Hoffman

~ IN MEMORY ~
Eva ‘Evie’ Goen Hoffman, widow of DL Capt. Carl ‘Chief’ M. Hoffman
January 30, 1924 ~ June 6, 2014

News has reached us with the passing of former DL reservationist Eva Goen Hoffman, widow of Delta Golden Wings member retired DL pilot Captain Carl M. Hoffman.  Services for Mrs. Hoffman were held June 14th in Tennessee.  Eva was 90 years of age at the time of her passing on June 6th. 
 
Born May 6, 1921, Captain Carl Marion Hoffman passed away October 1, 2013. 
Interment:  Mountain Home National Cemetery , Johnson City TN. 
 
The Hoffmans had most recently resided at
130 Country Garden Rd Apt 120 , Johnson City  TN 37601-5387
Personal condolences may be sent to the family c/o daughter Carla Hoffman Forbes,
136 Buffalo Creek Road  , Johnson City  TN 37601-5427   ...  (423) 929-3174
 
Complete obituary information is available online at  http://www.hathawaypercy.com/obituaries/
    as well as our memorial blogspot.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
 

Eva Hofmann passed away on Friday, June 6, 2014.
Eva was a resident of Johnson City, Tennessee at the time of her passing.
She was preceded in death by her husband Carl.
Graveside service will be held at 2:30 P.M. Friday, June 13, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 2:20 P.M. on Friday. A Celebration of Life service will take place at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 14 at Grandview Christian Church in Johnson City.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan's Purse, marked for 'Operation Christmas Child Shoebox fund', P. O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or Point University (formerly Atlanta Christian College) for the Carl and Eva Hoffman Scholarship, 507 West 10th Street, West Point, GA 31833.
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Eva M. Hoffman, 90, of Country Garden Road, Johnson City, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 6, 2014 at her residence.
 
She was the daughter of the late J. T. Goen, Sr. and wife Eva Lou (Connell) Goen. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, Carl M. Hoffman, as well as her brothers, J. T. Goen, Jr., Roy Goen, Hugh Goen and Ezra Goen; sisters, Elizabeth Juhan and Naomi Harkey and a son-in-law, Lynn D. Shoop.
 
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ross and Betty Hoffman of West Point, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Larry Forbes of Johnson City and daughter, Jill Shoop of Watkinsville, GA. She is also survived by grandson, Andy Hoffman and wife Julie of Newnan, GA, granddaughter, Meredith Gardner and husband Bert of Newnan, GA, grandson, Brandon Forbes and wife Ariel of Pittsburgh, PA, granddaughter, Laura Allman and husband John of Knoxville, TN, granddaughter, Marisa Shoop of Quincy, IL and granddaughter, Isabella Shoop of Beaverton, OR; five great-grandchildren, Davis and Betsy Hoffman, Charlotte and Frances Gardner and Eva Kate Allman and two sisters, Mary Louise "Peedie" Brady of Johnson City and Annie "Ann" Hill of Union City, GA. In addition many beloved nieces and nephews also survive.
 
Eva worked as a reservationist for Delta Airlines prior to her marriage. She served on the City Council in Williamson, GA and was a Red Cross volunteer. She served as secretary for a boating club "Calusa Cruise Club" in New Port Richey, FL for a number of years. Eva always served faithfully in her local church and enjoyed singing in the choir and working in the nursery. She assisted her husband with a Bible study for residents of the Appalachian Christian Village Nursing Wing, loving the residents and being greatly loved by them. In her later years she was a member of Hopwood Memorial Christian Church where she loved her church family and attended whenever her health permitted. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Eva welcomed anyone who came through her door and loved people unconditionally. She leaves behind a host of special friends whom she considered "family".
 
Graveside service will be held at 2:30 P.M. Friday, June 13, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 2:20 P.M. on Friday. A Celebration of Life service will take place at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 14 at Grandview Christian Church in Johnson City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan's Purse, marked for "Operation Christmas Child Shoebox fund", P. O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or Point University (formerly Atlanta Christian College) for the Carl and Eva Hoffman Scholarship, 507 West 10th Street, West Point, GA 31833.
 Burial:  Mountain Home National Cemetery , Johnson City, Tennessee
 
Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathaway-percy.com
Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Hoffman family. Office: (423) 543-5544.


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Posted PCN  10-03-2013
From: carol   Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 1:26 PM
Subject: passing of DL Capt. Carl Hoffman , age 92
 
~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, DL Capt. Carl M. Hoffman
May 26, 1921 ~ October 1, 2013

News with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired DL pilot Captain Carl Hoffman has been received.  Carl Marion Hoffman was 92 years of age at the time of his passing Tuesday afternoon October 1st.  Captain Hoffman joined Delta Air Lines on October 1st of 1945 and retired October 1st of 1975, based 030/ATL.
 
To view the online obituary please visit  http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/obit/36100/carl-hoffman  Arrangements entrusted to Memorial Funeral Chapel
212 North Main St., Elizabethton, TN 37643
Phone: (423) 543-3839 Fax: (423) 543-3193
Condolences may be emailed to  mfc@charter.net
 
Burial with military honors will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 4, 2013, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Elizabethton TN.
Survived by his wife Eva ‘Evie’ personal condolences may be sent to the family at  130 Country Garden Road  #120,
Johnson City, TN 37601, 423-232-7592  or via email c/o son Ross at (678-643-2259)   
rhoff@mindspring.com
 
Thank you,
~ Carol Faulkner, PCN death notice communicator
death@pilotcommunication.net
http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
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Carl Hoffman, JOHNSON CITY

Published October 2nd, 2013 9:21 pm
 
Mr. Carl M. Hoffman, age 92, of 130 Country Garden Road, Apt. 120, Johnson City, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at his residence.
He was the son of the late Ross M. and Irene R. Hoffman. He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his only sibling, Annabelle H. Chesseman; and by a son-in-law, Lynn D. Shoop.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 67 years: Eva Goen Hoffman, of the home; son and daughter-in-law: Ross and Betty Hoffman of West Point, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law: Carla and Larry Forbes, of Johnson City; a daughter, Jill Shoop, of Watkinsville, Georgia. He is also survived by grandson, Andy Hoffman and wife, Julie, of Newnan, Georgia; granddaughter: Meredith Gardner and husband, Bert, of Newnan, Georgia; grandson: Brandon Forbes and wife, Ariel, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; granddaughter: Laura Allman and husband, John, of Knoxville, Tenn.; granddaughter: Marisa Shoop, of Quincy, Illinois; and granddaughter: Isabella Shoop, of Beaverton, Oregon. In addition, 5 great grandchildren: Davis and Betsy Hoffman, Charlotte and Frances Gardner and Eva Kate Allman.
Carl attended the University of Florida and Atlanta Christian College (now Point University). He served his country as a pilot from 1942-1945 in the Army Air Corps, achieving the rank of Captain. In September 1975, he retired from Delta Airlines after a 30 year career as a pilot. During his retirement years, he did volunteer flying for several mission organizations, including Mercy Airlift and Mission Aviation Fellowship.
Carl was a member of the Soaring Society of America, Experimental Aircraft Association, Air Line Pilots Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, United Flying Octogenarians, and during the years he lived in Florida, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
He was a member of Hopwood Memorial Christian Church. Carl had served as a Sunday School Teacher and elder in many different churches throughout his lifetime, and also led a Bible study at Appalachian Christian Village.
A burial with full military honors will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 4, 2013, in the Mountain Home National Cemetery.
A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Elizabethton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials donations may be made to the building fund at Hopwood Memorial Christian Church, P.O. Box 149, Milligan College, Tn. 37682; or Point University, 507 West 10th Street, West Point, Georgia 31833.
Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 11:20 a.m. Friday.
Condolences may be emailed to mfc@chartertn.net.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton is in charge. 423 543-3839
 



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Rebecca Crews Pickett, wife of DL Capt. Jeff Pickett

~ IN MEMORY ~
Rebecca Crews Pickett, wife of DL Capt. Jeff Pickett
April 24, 1943 ~ August 14, 2014
 
Word has been received with the passing of Rebecca ‘Becky’ Pickett, wife of Delta Golden Wings member and retired DL pilot Captain Jeff Pickett.  The family writes that Becky had battled cancer for two years.  An active mom/grandma/wife/hostess with the mostess, and with their 50th wedding anniversary next month...we know Becky will surely be missed. 
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at  http://www.asturner.com/index.shtml  Arrangements have been entrusted to A. S. Turner and Sons funeral home of Decatur GA.  The obituary notes that services for Becky will be held on Wednesday, August 20th at 1:30 PM at All Saints Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA followed by a reception at the church.
 
Survived by her husband Captain Jeffrey C. Pickett, personal condolences may be sent to the family at 
417 Clairemont Ave Unit 311 , Decatur  GA 30030-5501 ...  (404) 270-9531 
Captain Pickett may also be reached by email at JPickett2@comcast.net
 
Thank you,
            ~ Carol for the PCN
  

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REBECCA CREWS PICKETT
Rebecca (Becky) Crews Pickett of Decatur, GA passed on to the Lord after a two year battle with cancer on August 14, 2014. She is survived by her husband Jeffrey Pickett, children Jennifer Pickett Holt (Tom) of Griffin, GA and Brian Pickett (Kelly) of Tyrone, GA. She is also survived by six beautiful grandchildren: Caroline Holt Aiken (Thomas) of Macon, GA, Katherine Holt of Atlanta, George Holt, Abbey Pickett, John (Jack) Pickett, and Hunter Pickett.
Becky was the daughter of George W. and Virginia McNeny Crews whose roots were in south-central Virginia. Her father was a railroad-man with the Southern Railroad, and he was serving in North Africa when Becky was born on April 24, 1943 in Washington, DC. Becky was nearly three years old when her father returned from the war seeing her for the first time. A railroad career moved the family through the South until high school years in Charlotte, NC. She was a leader and a scholar at East Mecklenburg High School, and she won entrance to Duke University. She and Jeff were chemistry lab partners in high school, and they had their first date soon after they both started college. Becky was an outstanding student, and she graduated with a degree in English with honors.
Becky and Jeff were married September 12, 1964, and they began life together in Chapel Hill, NC as Jeff finished college. Duty in the US Marine Corps took Jeff and Becky to Pensacola, FL and Jacksonville, NC. By the time Jeff left for Vietnam in 1967 Jennifer had been born and Brian was on the way. Becky gave birth to Brian in 1967, and she had to care for two small children until Jeff returned home the following year. The family then moved to Meridian, MS to conclude their military service.
The Atlanta area became Becky’s home from 1969 to the present. Becky completed course work for her degree at Agnes Scott College earning straight A grades. She became a Master Gardener and was the President of the Georgia Master Gardeners Association in 2000. She raised her two terrific children often in the absence of Jeff who traveled extensively.
Becky was the hostess of numerous Pickett gatherings, and she continued to have dreams of having to cook countless meals for days on end. Those gatherings, though, cemented a whole generation of our widely separated family. She became the best friend of Jeff’s mother who, when widowed, moved to Atlanta bringing Jeff’s grandmother along. She cared for both until their deaths. She was so good at this that she cared for Jeff’s widower uncle for three years until his death. The “Uncle John Years” were memorable. Becky’s parents also moved to the Atlanta area and she continued to care for them over the years. Her mother, Virginia Crews is alive today and mourns Becky’s death with all of us.
Becky became a grandmother in 1989 and was a role model and educator of manners to all. She was called “Gecky” by the children, and the term “Gecky-tize” became a synonym for order and neatness.
Jeff loved her deeply. She was his center, his orbital point, and his guiding beacon. We will all miss her.
Services for Becky will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM at All Saints Episcopal Church, 634 West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA. A reception will follow in Ellis Hall at the church. A private burial will be held at a later date.
A.S Turner and Sons, Inc of Decatur, GA will direct. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society or All Saints Church would be appreciated.

Shirley S. Tuero, widow of C&S/DL Capt. William O. Tuero Jr.

~ IN MEMORY ~
Shirley S. Tuero, widow of C&S/DL Capt. William O. Tuero Jr.
September 13, 1921 ~ August 15, 2014


News has reached us with the passing of former C&S ticket agent Shirley Swedlund Tuero, widow of C&S/DL pilot Captain William Oscar Tuero Jr.  Shirley was widowed in October 1971 when Capt. Tuero, age 48, drowned in a boating accident.  Shirley was 92 years of age at the time of her passing today August 15th.
 
To view the online obituary and sign the guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.dignitymemorial.com/lake-lawn-met-funeral-home/en-us/index.page  or 
 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Lake Lawn Met Funeral Home of New Orleans, LA    (504) 486-6331
Services will be held Monday, August 18, 2014, from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, with visitation one hour prior.
Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans  LA 70124
 
Shirley had most recently resided at
303 Vincent Ave.,  Metairie  LA 70005-4419  ...  (504) 835-4031 
 
Shirley celebrated her 90th birthday big time in 2011...pictures and the news article of her big birthday bash in the Big Easy may be viewed at http://www.nola.com/society/index.ssf/2011/09/steven_forsters_big_easy_shirl.html 
......................Shirley Tuero danced in style to the Joe Cea Trio at a swinging wingding at Lambeth House honoring her 90th birthday. The many family and friends attending included her daughters, tennis great Linda Tuero, a champ who was the first woman to win varsity letters at Tulane, with her husband, Bill Lindsley, and Jen Melius with her husband, Brian Melius, and grandson Billy Blatty. Jenn Blatty and David Paul were there, as was Shirley’s great friend Sis Ochsner Mann. Many toasts were made to Shirley’s joie de vivre...............................
 
Obituary:
Shirley Swedlund Tuero passed on August 15, 2014 at the age of 92. She was the wife of the late William Oscar Tuero, a captain with Delta Airlines. Born in Chicago of parents Florence Hallstrom Swedlund and Helmer Swedlund on September 13, 1921, she was the very first baby delivered by an unknown intern by the name of Dr. Alton Ochsner. In the 1940s she was a ticket agent for Chicago & Southern Airlines and met a young Memphis pilot named William Tuero; they married August 31, 1946 and eventually moved to New Orleans. A longtime member of Munholland Methodist Church, Shirley was a generous and philanthropic Christian woman. She always loved her Sunday School group as well as interacting with the children on Sundays. A cancer survivor, Shirley volunteered for over 39 years at Ochsner Hospital, and in recognition of her work was named by City Business as a Health Care Hero, and awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. She was also a longtime member of the New Orleans Country Club. Known to all her family as "Noni," her laugh, quick wit and sharp tongue will be sorely missed. She is survived by her daughters Linda Tuero Lindsley (husband Dr. William Lindsley) and Jennifer Tuero Melius (husband Dr. Brian Melius), her grandchildren William Peter Blatty Jr., Jennifer Tuero Blatty, Kristen Adamson Gallagher (husband Ryan Gallagher), David William Paul, Grant Melius Worrell (husband Ryan Worrell) and Logan Eloise Melius, and her great-grandchildren Gabriel Tuero Blatty and Liam Daniel Gallagher. The family would like to express their appreciation to the caring staff at Lambeth House and Guardian Angel Hospice. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home on Monday, August 18 at 4:00PM. A visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning at 3:00PM. A private interment will be held at a later date. Those attending are encouraged NOT to wear black. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences at www.lakelawnmetairie.com . In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that any donations be made to Lambeth House Employees Appreciation Fund (150 Broadway, NOLA 70118) or Methodist Children's Home of Greater New Orleans ( www.mchgno.org ). To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com 
  .Published in The Times-Picayune from Aug. 15 to Aug. 17, 2014
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Name: William Oscar Tuero Jr.
Date of Birth:  November  27, 1922
Date of Death: October 22, 1971
 
Capt. Tuero joined Chicago & Southern Airlines 07-15-1945 and was based MSY/ATL with Delta Air Lines.
 
News article from the State Times Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) newspaper dated Monday, October 25, 1971 reads:     BODY OF TENNIS STAR’S FATHER FOUND IN RIVER...The body of Delta Airlines pilot William 0. Tuero, father of New Orleans tennis star Linda Tuero, was found floating in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet Sunday. The St. Bernard Parish sheriff's office said that Tuero's death apparently was due to accidental drowning, but it would not be classified until an autopsy by the Orleans Parish coroner. Tuero, 48, left his homo in Metairie Friday to go fishing. Saturday his empty boat was found and he was reported missing.  Tuero was a native of Memphis, Tenn., but had lived in the New Orleans area 30 years. The World War II glider pilot had flown commercial airliners 27 years.  Tuero was an expert tennis player and coach, working with his two tennis-playing daughters and other youth in the city.  Linda Tuero is the first girl to attend Tulane University on an athletic scholarship.  She has won wide recognition as a tennis player.
 
 
 
From: THFoster6@aol.com Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 8:14 PM
To: death@pilotcommunication.net Subject: Re: Shirley Tuero
 

I received this from Keith Wolf. I don't remember the date, but Bill Tuero drowned in a boating accident sometime  in the 70's.
Travis Foster
 
In a message dated 8/15/2014 10:27:12 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, keith-wolf@att.net writes:
Hi Travis,
Donna Lewis called. Her computer is locked up and she asked me to let you know that Shirley Tuero, widow of Bill Tuero, died today. Bill Tuero was before my time I suppose, because I don't remember the name.
I don't have any details, but if you need any, give Donna a call.
Thanks,
Keith

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Patsy Sue Scaggs, wife of C&S/DL Capt. Bill Scaggs

~ IN MEMORY ~
Patsy Sue Scaggs, wife of C&S/DL Capt. Billy Ray Scaggs
June 7, 1929 – July 23, 2014

News has reached us with the passing of Patsy Sue neé Hodges Scaggs, wife of Delta Golden Wings member retired C&S/DL pilot Captain Bill Scaggs.  Patsy was 85 years of age at the time of her passing July 23rd.  Services for Patsy were held July 28th in Bixby OK.  The online obituary may be viewed at the funeral home website  http://www.leonardmarkerfunerals.com/obituaries/Patsy-Scaggs/ 
 
Survived by her husband Bill personal condolences may be sent to their residence at
2900 Wingren Road , Irving  TX 75062-4519  ...  (972) 255-0915 
Captain Scaggs may also be reached via email at b.scaggs@verizon.net 
 
        Thank you,
            ~ Carol for the PCN
  

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Funeral Services were held on Monday, July 28, 2014 in the Leonard & Marker Chapel for Patsy Sue Scaggs. It was officiated by Rev. Guy Ames. Interment followed in the Bixby Cemetery. Patsy Sue Scaggs was born on June 7, 1929 in Henryetta, to the late Paul and Ruby Hodges. She married her loving husband Bill in Tulsa, on March 27, 1951 and loved and raised her son, Max Scaggs. In 1956, the family settled in Irving, Texas where she continued her life as a homemaker, wife, mother, and eventually grandmother and greatgrandmother until her passing on July 23, 2014 in Irving at the age of 85. Patsy is survived by her husband, Bill Scaggs; son, Max Scaggs and his wife Beverly of Loveland, Colo.; her sister-in-law, Alla May Stanley of Edmond; her granddaughter ,Michelle Cooke and her husband Brian of Ada, Okla.; her grandson, Kyle Scaggs and his fiancé Amy Patterson of Addison, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Patrick Cooke, Sean Cooke, Kelly Cooke, Zane Scaggs, and Benjamin Scaggs; and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her father Paul Hodges; her mother Ruby Hodges; and her brother Jack Hodges and his wife Joan. Casket bearers were Leon Burke, Cole Burke, Kenny Adams, Ross Hodges, Patrick Cooke and Sean Cooke.

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Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:31:15 -0400 (EDT)
From: 60th Bum Group redsplitwindow@gmail.com
To: robertsdl@mindspring.com
Subject: Passing of Patsy Sue Scaggs  wife of Retired Delta Captain Billy Ray Scaggs
 
Bum Group
Passing of Patsy Sue Scaggs
wife of Retired Delta Captain Billy Ray Scaggs

 
Greetings!
Patsy Sue Scaggs passed away on Wednesday 23 July 2014 in Irving Texas.  She will be buried in Bixby OK.  Services will be held at Leonard and Marker Funeral Home 6521 East 151st, Bixby OK.  Viewing will be on Sunday 26 June 2014 and burial on Monday 28 June 2014 at 4:00pm at the Bixby Cemetery.

Billy Ray Scaggs email is:
b.scaggs@verizon.net

That's all the contact information I have


NWA/DL Capt. Gerald 'Kelly' Carman

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA/DL Capt. Gerald ‘Kelly’ Carman 
December 1, 1962 – August 7, 2014
 
Notification with the passing of USAF veteran NWA/DL pilot Captain Gerald Carman, age 51.  Captain Carman joined Northwest on his birthday, hire date 12-01-1995.  He spent much of his aviation career based in Anchorage and more recently was based Atlanta with Delta Air Lines. 
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at   http://wagesandsons.com/obit/
~Born in Dayton, Ohio on December 1, 1962
~Departed on August 7, 2014 and resided in Nikiski, Alaska
~Visitation: Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Friday August 15, 2014
~Funeral Mass: Catholic Church of St. Monica, Saturday August 16, 2014
 
Captain Carman is survived by his wife Dawn Murto Carman, and sons Bradley and Alex. 
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to verify a phone number or home address for personal condolences.  Should we receive more information, we will be sure to update our memorial site
        Thank you,
            ~ Carol for the PCN
 
online obituary.............
Gerald "Kelly" Carman, age 51, of Kenai, AK, from Lexington, KY, died August 7, 2014 in Duluth, GA, surrounded by his family. Kelly graduated from Tates Creek High School in Lexington, earned his Bachelor's from the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha, and received a Master's degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Lt. Col. Carman (retired) served as a pilot for 26 years in the USAF, AK Air National Guard and USAF Reserves. He was a Northwest Airlines pilot then a captain with Delta. Survivors include his beloved wife of 25 years, Dawn Murto Carman; sons Bradley (14) and Alexander (11); parents, Gerald "Buzz" and Dee Dee Carman; sister Christy Pellegrino (Anthony); brothers Kevin (Anastassiya) Carman and Michael Kerry Carman; mother-in-law Rena Blacklocke and fathers-in-law, David Blacklocke and Bill Murto; Dawn's sister Sherri (Dwayne) Summers; brothers Billy (Angie) Murto and Jeff Murto (Emily Norris); and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, August 15, 5-8 p.m., at Wages and Sons, Lawrenceville, GA. A Funeral Mass will be Saturday, August 16, 11 a.m., at Catholic Church of St. Monica, Duluth, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Carman Sons Scholarship Fund, acct #6130545848, at any Wells Fargo or mail to WF Attn Ms. Landress, 2731 Meadow Church Rd., Duluth, GA 30097.
  .Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 13, 2014 
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Full obituary may be found online at  http://wagesandsons.com/obit/  as well as our memorial blogspot at http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/  .....
 
Gerald “Kelly” Carman, age 51, of Kenai, Alaska, originally from Lexington, Kentucky,
passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 in Duluth, Georgia, after a courageous battle
with cancer, surrounded by his family. Husband, father, son, brother, friend, patriot,
sportsman, pilot, adventurer, world traveler, and tech guru: Kelly was a gregarious,
humble, and loving man who lived life to the fullest.
 
Kelly’s winning smile, huge heart, and warm nature were the hallmarks of this best
friend to many. He loved the great outdoors and took great pleasure in sharing his
passion with his beloved wife Dawn and two sons, Bradley, age 14, and Alexander, age
11. In July, Kelly’s last wish was granted when he was able to return to his beloved
home in Alaska for three weeks with his family.
 
Floating down the Kenai River, Kelly could unwind and enjoy nature’s beauty. A
calculated risk-taker, Kelly was the consummate pilot – adventuresome yet calm and
reassuring. You wanted Kelly at the controls. An avid bush pilot, fisherman, and hunter,
Kelly lived 25 hours a day and always jokingly said, “You can sleep when you’re dead.”
He referred to his Cessna 185 as “his baby”. He loved flying the 185 into Alexander
Creek, pumping up the Zodiac boat, and fishing for the elusive salmon. Hence, we
named our second son Alexander. Fishing was indeed the mission for Kelly. “Fish on!”,
whether he wrangled in the mighty king salmon or hauled up barn door halibut. For
Kelly, hunting in Alaska ranged from unforgiving danger to oneness with the land and
God, to subsistence for the family dinner table. After every flight, Kelly traditionally
kissed the 185’s nose cone, thanking her for another safe flight.
 
Kelly was a talented, capable man: he could build and re-build anything. Nothing gave
him greater satisfaction than spending time with his boys, teaching them about sports,
marksmanship, and electronics. Most importantly, Kelly instilled strong values and
morals in his young sons.
 
Kelly possessed an evident tender side. He was kind and caring, always greeting those
he loved with a bear hug for the guys and a kiss for the ladies. He was never too busy
for his friends and did favors long before even being asked. When people met Kelly for
the first time, they instantly felt connected with him. His warmth and wit were palpable.
 
Over the course of Kelly’s distinguished 26 year military career, he served in the USAF,
the Alaska Air National Guard, and the Air Force Reserves. He was a pilot, instructor
pilot, and Aircraft Commander, flying the E-3 Sentry AWACS at Elmendorf AFB, AK,
and the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker at Eielson AFB, AK. Subsequently, Kelly exhibited
his leadership skills as an Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer to the Alaska
Command. When activated during Hurricane Gustav, Kelly took charge, coordinated
with local, state, and federal officials, facilitating the evacuation of civilians, military
personnel, and aircraft from New Orleans. He, along with the air traffic controller and a
few others, were the last to leave the airport. Kelly retired from the military in 2013.
 
Kelly was hired by Northwest Airlines on his birthday in December 1995. He spent the
majority of his commercial career based in Anchorage flying 747-200 freighters/cargo
around the world. He was promoted to MD-88/90 Captain in Atlanta after a merger with
Delta Air Lines.
 
Kelly was a graduate of Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Kentucky. He earned a
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Kentucky, where he was a
member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. Kelly was a lifelong, passionate Wildcats fan who
enjoyed attending the SEC Championship basketball game with his family in March. He
received a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical
University.
 
In addition to his wife of 25 years, Dawn Murto Carman, and sons Bradley and Alex,
Kelly is survived by his parents, Gerald “Buzz” and Dee Dee Carman; sister Christy
Pellegrino (Anthony), brothers Kevin (Anastassiya) Carman and Kerry Carman. Kelly
was dearly loved by his mother-in-law Rena Blacklocke and fathers-in-law, David
Blacklocke and Bill Murto; Dawn’s sister Sherri Summers (Dwayne) and brothers Billy
(Angie) Murto and Jeff Murto (Emily Norris); as well as his many aunts, uncles, cousins,
nieces and nephews.
 
For Kelly’s family and friends, the loss is immeasurable, but there is peace in knowing
he is with God, the ultimate pilot. Each day was a gift to Kelly, and for those who loved
and cared for him, he would want you to keep these words in mind, “Sit back and enjoy
the ride!"
 
SERVICES FOR GERALD “KELLY” CARMAN
Visitation will be held Friday, August 15, 5-8 pm, at Wages & Sons, 1031 Lawrenceville
Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA.
 
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 16 at 11am at Catholic Church of
St. Monica, 1700 Buford Hwy., Duluth, GA, with reception to follow.
It is tradition for Delta pilots to honor their deceased colleagues by attending services in
full uniform including jackets. For those who know Kelly, uniform optional.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Carman Sons Scholarship Fund, acct
#6130545848, at any Wells Fargo or mail to WF Attn Ms. Landress, 2731 Meadow

Church Rd., Duluth, GA 30097.