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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

DL Capt. Russell C. Coit

Vietnam war veteran, DL Capt. Russell ‘Russ’ Coit
December 12, 1937 ~ August 1, 2014
News has reached us with the passing of Navy veteran retired Delta pilot Captain Russell Charles Coit , husband of MCO based Delta F/A Patti Gehring Coit.  Captain Coit was 76 years of age at the time of his passing August 1st.  After his military service Captain Coit joined Delta Air Lines 04-03-1967.  In the earlier years he was based Chicago/Atlanta/Boston and was based ATL/031 in the years prior to his retirement in 1997.  Services and a celebration of his life will be held Saturday, August 9th in Sarasota FL. 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bradenton/obituary.aspx?pid=171994200 
Survived by his wife Patricia ‘ Patti ‘, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
670 Lands End Drive , Longboat Key  FL 34228-1061.....(941) 383-3691
Information is also available on our blogspot 
memorial site at http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/  
        Thank you,
            ~ Carol for the PCN
Russell C. Coit entered eternal life on August 1, 2014. Russ grew up in Clearwater, FL and has been a resident of Longboat Key, FL., with his loving wife Patti for 20 years. He is preceded in death by his father Charles and mother Dorothy, and father in law Robert Gehring. He is survived by his wife, Patti, his daughter, Whitney Gray (Kurt), son Chuck Coit (Kim), sister, Mary Walker, grandchildren Kayleigh, Allie, and Bren Gray, Austin Coit, Zach, Jordon, Grace Gardner. He is also survived my his mother in law Rita Gehring. Russ was a brother-in-law to Robert Gehring (Mary Anne), Barbara Burke (Tim), Betsy Carter (Randy), John Gehring (Carolyn), Martha Cron (Marc), Joyce Gehring (David Ward) and is survived by many nieces and nephews. Russ served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot on the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier from 1960-1967. He then had a 31 year career with Delta Air Lines and retired as an International Captain. In retirement Russ' passions were divided between the golf course and general aviation. Russ was a gentle soul with quick wit. He was loved by all he met which is evident by the out pouring of love and concern from so many. Visitation is at Toale Brothers Funeral Homes, Colonial Chapel, 40 N. Orange Ave, Sarasota, on Saturday August 9th, 2014 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM with a service being held from 12 -12:30PM at the funeral home. A Celebration of life will be held after at Misty Creek Country Club, 8454 Misty Creek Dr., Sarasota from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the  charity of your choice.
  .Published in The Bradenton Herald on Aug. 6, 2014
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2014 6:08 PM
Sorry to bring sad news!  I just heard Russ Coit a Retired DAL Pilot passed away.  Russ has been living near me on Longboat Key, Fl. for many years.
I do not have any information, except that he passed away possibly 2 days ago.  Russ would be approximately
75 yrs old.  Navy Pilot during the Vietnam War, & a DAL Retired International Capt. based in ATL for many years.
He's married to a 30+ yr. DAL F/A, Patty Coit ---
I'm certain you may have the information soon,  if not already.
Alycia Craft
(Widow of Intn'l Captain Robert "Bob" Craft ---  Deceased April 10, 2013)


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