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Friday, October 31, 2014

WA/DL Capt. Richard C. 'Dick' Bradfield

Vietnam war veteran, WA/DL Capt. Dick Bradfield
May 4, 1937 ~ October 26, 2014 

Notification with the passing of USMC Major retired WA/DL pilot Captain Richard Charles Bradfield, age 77.  Captain Bradfield joined Western Airlines 11-25-1968 and retired with Delta Air Lines, based SLC.   Captain Bradfield was widowed in June of 2008 with the passing of his wife Windy.  He had most recently resided at
2574 Reserve St.,  Erie  CO 80516-2505  ...  (303) 494-3132 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.darrellhowemortuary.com/  or 
Arrangements were entrusted to Darrell Howe Mortuary of Lafayette CO (303) 665-5518
with interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver CO.

Thank you,
        ~ Carol for the PCN
                Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/

Dick Bradfield was born and raised in the Four Corners area of Colorado near Cortez. He was the great grandson of homesteading Colorado farmers and ranchers. Dick graduated from Western State College where he met his wife, Windy. While attending Western, Dick was an intercollegiate skier, wrestler and baseball player. Following college, Dick and Windy lived around the U.S. while he served as an officer and pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. While in the Marines, Dick flew A-4 Skyhawks, including service as a pilot in Viet Nam. After leaving the Marines, Dick and Windy settled in Boulder, Colorado with their family. Dick continued flying as a Captain and pilot for Western and Delta Airlines until his retirement. He spent his most recent years biking, hiking, traveling, golfing, serving his community through Rotary, and supporting his grandchildren and great-grandchildren's various activities. He passed away quickly following a stroke. Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Windy. He is survived by his two sons, Rich and Dan, and his siblings Bob Bradfield, Dave Bradfield, and Jeanine Valdez. They and his extended family, including daughters-in-law, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, will miss him dearly. He will also be missed by Lou Ann Dixon, who brought adventure and companionship to him during the past five years. Dick will be buried alongside Windy at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Dick's big heart and generosity will be remembered by all he touched.
In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made in Dick's memory to Warren Village, 1323 Gilpin St., Denver, CO 80218, a residential program for homeless single parent families.
Darrell Howe Mortuary   http://www.darrellhowemortuary.com/ 
Published in The Boulder Daily Camera on Oct. 30, 2014.

Helen Winifred "Windy" (Murr) Bradfield

September 20, 1939 ~ June 11, 2008

Helen W. (Windy) Bradfield, beloved wife, mother and business woman died in Longmont, Colorado Wednesday June 11, 2008 at the age of 68. The daughter of Bernice Groft Murr and Alfred Washington (Fred) Murr, Windy (Helen Winifred Murr) was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on September 20, 1939. She was the first child of the second marriage for each of her parents. The family lived on a dairy farm near Peyton, Colorado. Windy was an excellent student, graduating from Ellicott (Colorado) High School as class valedictorian. She attended Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado on scholarships, beginning at the age of 16. While at Western State, she met her husband Dick (Richard C.) Bradfield. Windy and Dick were married February 1, 1958 in Cortez, Colorado. In her married life, she moved her family a number of times, from Colorado to Florida, Texas, California (twice), South Carolina and once again to Colorado. Windy had many careers over her life: military wife, mother, florist, vocational instructor, consultant, executive recruiter, and business owner. Military wives serve with their husbands; Windy served with Dick in the U.S. Marine Corps. She kept the home fires burning, caring for sons Rich and Dan, while Dick served year-long tours on two separate occasions in Japan and Viet Nam as a Marine pilot. As her family matured, Windy reentered the workforce and became a successful florist and later taught floral design and business management at the Cliff Mann Floral School in Denver. She then built a successful independent consulting business from scratch for the floral industry. Never one to rest on her laurels, Windy began an Executive Recruiting career in 1986 with Management Recruiters of Boulder. There she was highly successful, earning accolades as a top recruiter with the world's largest recruiting organization, MRI Network. At the time of her death, Windy was one of the owners of Management Recruiters of Boulder. Perhaps most importantly, Windy loved to have fun. She was the consummate hostess, serving incredible meals and hosting family, friends and neighbors at holiday get-togethers, family parties and neighborhood parties. She also kept Christmas. She would carefully and thoroughly decorate her house in a new theme and color just about every year. She was very generous and any overnight guest would have a Windy-created stocking and a thoughtful gift. Christmas morning would be complete with a large gourmet brunch, champagne and a living room floor completely covered with gifts and discarded wrapping paper. She also loved to play as a golfer (she even shot a hole-in-one!), water skier, snow skier, softball player, bridge player, and teller of shaggy dog stories and other jokes. Windy is survived by her husband, Dick Bradfield, sons Rich Bradfield of Louisville, CO and Dan Bradfield of Broomfield, CO, their respective wives, Jennifer and Kathleen, six grandchildren, one great grandchild, sisters Edna Mae Hunter (Lafayette, CO), June Heimsoth (Colorado Springs, CO), and brothers Jim Murr (Spokane, WA) and Fred Murr (Peyton, CO) and numerous nephews and nieces. Windy was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Marjorie Bradley. Memorial services will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday June 20, 2008 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS), 701 West South Boulder Road in Louisville, CO. A Celebration of Life will follow at the family residence. A private interment will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by M.P.Murphy & Associates, Funeral Directors of Boulder. Flowers are welcome, as are contributions in Windy's name to the American Lung Association. 5600 Greenwood Plaza Blvd. Ste. 100 Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

Published in The Gazette on June 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DL Capt. F. Benton 'Ben' Holt II

WWII veteran, DL Capt. F. Benton ‘Ben’ Holt II
June 17, 1920 ~ October 26, 2014

Word has been received with the passing of WWII veteran, Delta Golden Wings member DL Captain Frank Benton Holt II, age 94.  Captain Holt joined Delta Air Lines 11-20-1945 and was based Atlanta for much if not all of his commercial aviation career.    Captain Holt was widowed in August 2008 with the passing of his wife Barbara Bonner Holt.  Just 20 days later he lost their son Frank Benton Holt III who died Sept. 19th due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.  Captain Holt had most recently resided at
2863 Highway 175 , Hayesville  NC 28904-6166. 
Daughter Carolyn may also be reached at (770) 364-7985  or by email at briarpatchs@tds.net
Arrangements have been entrusted to Townson-Rose Funeral Home of Murphy NC.  We are hearing that services will be held November 1st but please visit the funeral home website for more information as it becomes available at  http://www.townson-rose.com/obituaries.asp?obitid=1799    
Thank you,
        ~ Carol for the PCN
                Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
From: Mark Sztanyo Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 5:42 AM
Subject: Re: Death notice Frank Benton Holt

On Oct 27, 2014 7:35 AM, "Carolyn Cline-Griffiths" <briarpatchs@tds.net> wrote:

I was given your e-mail address by Jim Sibley as the person I would need to send the information regarding my father's
death.  Ben Holt died yesterday, October 26, 2014.  He was 94 years old. He began as a pilot with Delta Air Lines
in 1945 until he retired in 1977.  He is survived by his 3 daughters, Carolyn Cline-Griffiths,
Susan Holt Pettus and Kathleen Holt.  Arrangements will be announced in the next few days.  If you need further information,
please call or e-mail me at the address/number below.
God's blessing.
Thank you,
Carolyn Cline-Griffiths
770 364-7985
From: Julian Black   Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 2:51 PM   Subject: F. Benton Holt
Captain Elmer Hogue just called me with the sad news that Captain Holt, Delta Golden Wings member, passed away yesterday.

Service will be in Hayesville, NC on Nov 1, 2014.

Thank you for passing this information along.

Julian Black

Name Barbara Bonner Holt         
 January 25, 1921 - August 30, 2008  

Obituary ..........Barbara Bonner Holt, age 87, of Hwy 175, Hayesville, NC passed away Saturday, August 30, 2008 at her residence.
She was a native of New Orleans, LA and was the daughter of the late William Smith and Frances L. Sugg Bonner. She graduated from LSU with an artist major and became a talented artist. Barbara was a homemaker and a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Hayesville, NC. She loved gourmet cooking, weaving, knitting, reading, wildflowers, water coloring, and her family.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Frank Benton (Ben) Holt, Jr.; her son, Frank Benton Holt III and his wife Freda of Rome, GA; three daughters, Carolyn Griffiths and her husband Tom of Morganton, GA, Susan Pettus of Colquitt, GA and Kathleen Holt of Blue Ridge, GA; sister, Frances B. Baker of Hiawassee, GA; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Frank Benton Holt, III
  November 26, 1954 - September 19, 2008 
Obituary..............Frank Benton Holt, III
Mr. Frank B. Holt III, “Big Frank” of Rome, GA, age 53, passed away Friday, September 19, 2008 due to injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on November 26, 1954. He graduated from Tallulah Falls High School and later attended Young Harris College. He was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church of College Park, Ga. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1978 through 1992 and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal.
Mr. Holt is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Bonner Holt and father-in-law, Joe C. Landers. Mr. Holt is survived by his wife, Freda Landers Holt; daughter and son-in-law, Heather Holt Rathbun & Jason A. Rathbun; son and daughter-in-law, Frank Benton Holt, IV and Jennifer N. Hartmann; father, Frank Benton Holt, Jr; sisters, Carolyn Holt Griffiths, Susan Holt Pettus, & Kathleen Holt; and special aunt, Frances Baker. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jacob Kane Rathbun, Destiny Skye Rathbun, Lyla Nichole Holt and mother in law Dorothy Hampton Landers.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

DL pilot Christopher E. Kalafut

Cmdr. Christopher "Chris" Edward Kalafut
    March 4, 1965  -  October 24, 2014
Life Legacy
Christopher E. Kalafut, age 49, of Oceanside, CA entered into eternal rest on Friday October 24, 2014. Chris, a Commander in the US Navy Reserves, was proudly serving his nation overseas, where he was deployed to Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar.
Chris was born March 4, 1965 in Oceanside, CA. Growing up, he was a joy to his family, a gifted student, and well-rounded athlete. Upon graduation from El Camino High School, he attended the nation’s prestigious U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. He earned a Bachelor of Science and was commissioned into the US Navy in 1987. Chris earned his pilot wings in 1990 and spent 23 years as an Active Duty and Reserve pilot flying the E-2C Hawkeye in support of myriad combat, humanitarian, and disaster relief missions. In addition to his service as a US Navy pilot, Chris also served as a US Customs pilot and then a Delta Airlines 767 and 777 pilot and first officer based out of Atlanta, GA. In 2001, Chris and his family settled in Acworth, GA where they have lived surrounded and blessed by dear friends.
Far more important than any other job he ever held, Chris was always an amazing husband and partner-in-life to his beloved wife and a “bossome” father to 5 beautiful and ever-so-loved children. His passion for life, fervor for spending time with his children, and unwavering devotion to his wife exemplify his immense, unconditional love for his family.
Chris is survived by his wife, Mary Qualls-Kalafut; their 5 children, Marrion, Meaghan, Christopher, Keegan, and Michael Kalafut; father, Steven Kalafut; 4 brothers, Steven, Robert, John, and James Kalafut; and countless extended family members, nieces, nephews, and friends who will cherish his life and legacy forever. Chris was preceded in death by his mother, Judy Kalafut.

Memorial donations can be made to The Christopher E. Kalafut Family Memorial Fund, 2104 Gresham Lake Road, Raleigh, NC 27615.

U.S. Navy Reserves, DL pilot Christopher E. Kalafut
March 4, 1965 ~ October 24, 2014

We regret to inform you of the death of Delta pilot Christopher Kalafut who died Friday while serving on active duty in Qatar.  Navy Reserve Commander Christopher Edward Kalafut joined Delta Air Lines 06-18-2001 and was based Atlanta.  He was 49 years of age at the time of his death.  Christopher and his wife Mary have five children.  The family resides in Acworth GA.
To get to know the Kalafut family better, a wonderful father’s day article was written this past June honoring Chris and his family...it reads:   
We salute all our wonderful fathers on Father’s Day 2014 through the stories of two exceptional men. COMMANDER CHRIS E. KALAFUT
“The real story isn’t me, it’s my wife and kids,” said Chris E. Kalafut, Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves said.
Deployment to Southwest Asia is on the horizon for Kalafut. He and his wife, Mary, have five children: Marrion, 21; Meachan, 18; Christopher, 15; Keegan, 13; and Michael, 12.
“I will miss Mary, Marrion, Meachan, Christopher, Keegan, and Michael very much — and yes, even my two dogs,” Kalafut said.
“All military members being deployed have an idea of what the atmosphere they are about to enter, either from training and/or unit passdown. However, the family are not afforded the ability, and remain somewhat in the dark as to where their loved ones are going,” he said.
“Seems that the family not only has to deal with the normal stresses of home life but also the added stress of separation. They are truly the unsung heroes for members deployed abroad,” he said.
Military service is not new to the Acworth family. After graduating from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kalafut served on active duty with the Navy, then transitioned to the Naval Reserve where he was actively involved in the Counter-Narcotic Mission throughout Central and South America.
A Naval Reserve Officer for more than 26 years, Kalafut is currently a fulltime commercial airline pilot with Delta Air Lines......................

Arrangements are pending. 
As we receive more information we will be sure to advise and post.
Thank you,
        ~ Carol for the PCN

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

Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 8:10 PM
Subject: Navy+officer+found+dead+at+Qatar+air+base+was+pilot+nearing+retirement,+dad+says+-+Middle+East+-+Stripes
Navy officer found dead at Qatar air base was pilot nearing retirement, dad (Stephen Kalafut, lives in San Diego) says
A Navy officer found dead at an air base in Qatar was a longtime pilot and reservist nearing retirement, his father said.
Cmdr. Christopher E. Kalafut, 49, of Acworth, Ga., was found dead in his room on Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar on Oct. 24, according to his father, Steve Kalafut. His death is under military investigation, as is standard with on-base deaths.
Kalafut deployed in July and worked at the combined air operations center at the base, a major air hub in the Middle East. He was assigned to the Naval Amphibious Liaison Element, Combined Forces Air Component Center, U.S. Central Command.
Kalafut graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy in 1987 and entered active duty as an E-2C Hawkeye pilot, his father said. He did a cruise aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln and spent six years in the service before leaving and entering the reserves.
He later moved to the Atlanta area, where he worked as a pilot for Delta, his father said. Kalafut was recalled to active duty once before to fly counternarcotics missions out of Atlanta. He flew with the reserves less often in recent years, Steve Kalafut said. The July deployment, a non-flying position, was seen as a final step before retirement.
Kalafut leaves behind his wife, Mary, and five children ranging in age from 12 to 21. Steve Kalafut said his son enjoyed his time with the Navy.
“He absolutely enjoyed the flying,” he said.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

NWA Capt. Robert Murray Root

Update/obituary and celebration of life for NWA Capt. Bob Root......
memorial service planned for November 19th in Surprise AZ ...please see details below.
Should you have questions or concerns, you may contact Rob Root at 651-335-8305.
Thank you,
        ~ Carol for the PCN
                Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
Robert Murray “Olde Bob” Root, 75, Surprise AZ.
Surrounded by his family, Bob succumbed to pneumonia on October 20, 2014 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix.
Bob was born, January 6, 1939 in Denver, CO. He was a graduate of Rapid City High School (South Dakota) and an alumnus of the University of Colorado. Bob was a Vietnam War era Combat Pilot and Squad Commander rising to the rank of Lieutenant. He was a proud Northwest Airlines pilot who spent over 30 years as a commercial airline pilot, instructor pilot and check airman. Bob loved his life as an aviator, telling heartfelt stories about his many flying adventures.
Outside of flying, Bob had three passions. He was a Journalism major at Boulder and his enthusiasm for writing remained throughout his life. Bob’s A Family Christmas Letter, Surprise From Surprise and The Root Cellar (written for the RNPA magazine) showed his wit, insight, and often self-deprecating humor.
Playing the piano was a constant presence throughout Bob’s life. He learned to play on his dad’s Steinway and played at his college fraternity house parties, Officer Club events and all manner of social gatherings at home throughout his life. Joplin’s The Entertainer, Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C Sharp Minor and Happy Birthday were among the classics Bob shared for those who gathered.

Golf became Bob’s favorite hobby while a teenager in Montana. During his 60 years as a golfer, he played while on R&R in Vietnam, played in the desert in California, played the TPC at Sawgrass (he knocked it stiff on the island green) and shared many, many golf adventures with his best friend for more than 50 years, Peter Petersen.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Ida. He is survived by his wife, Verlee and their four-legged “kids” Mulligan and Ace. He is also survived by his sister Kathy Feininger (Conrad) of Westport, MA, children, Rob (Kay) of Shakopee, MN, Karen of Keystone, SD, Beth (Chris Olson) of Jordan, MN and Tim (Tanya) of Shakopee, MN and ten grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned in Surprise, AZ for November 19th at 1:30p.m. at the Chaparral Center in Sun City Grand. A service will also be held in July, 2015 near Stonebrook Golf Course in Shakopee, MN.

Sent: 10/25/2014 9:58:19 P.M. Subj: Robert Murray Root - Obit 
............ attached is an obituary we’ve cobbled together for my dad.  Thank you for all of your support for Bob and Lee.
If you have any questions or additional needs, please feel free to contact me........................
Best regards,
Rob Root
From: Carol Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:38 PM
Subject: passing of RNPA member NWA Capt. Bob Root , age 75

Vietnam war veteran, NWA Capt. Robert ‘Bob’ M. Root
January 6, 1939 ~ October 20, 2014
Word has been received with the passing of RNPA member retired NWA pilot Captain Robert Murray Root, age 75.  Captain Root joined Northwest Airlines 05-06-1968 and retired with Northwest at the mandatory age 60 in 1999.
Survived by his wife Verlee ‘Lee’, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
20068 N. Siesta Rock Drive , Surprise  AZ 85374-4532  ...  (623) 214-3107 
Should we receive more information as to arrangements, we will be sure to advise and post.
Thank you,
        ~ Carol for the PCN
                Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/

From: RNPA News  Sent: Saturday, October 25, 2014 7:13 AM      Subject: RNPA News: Bob Root Has Flown West.

It is my sad duty to tell you that Bob Root passed away on Monday, Oct 20, at 3:15pm in the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix.

Services are pending.  Lee hopes to be able to have a Phoenix gathering on Nov 20 in Sun City Grand.  Time and place to be determined.

Gary Pisel

DL Capt. Dennis R. Cable

Vietnam war veteran, DL Capt. Dennis R. Cable
July 8, 1936 ~ October 23, 2014
News has reached us with the passing of retired Delta pilot and Delta Golden Wings member Captain Dennis Reece Cable, age 78.   Captain Cable joined Delta Air Lines 11-16-1964 and retired at the mandatory age 60 in 1996, based 031/ATL.  Captain Cable was based Atlanta for most if not all of his commercial aviation career with Delta.
To sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.higginshillcrestchapel.com/  or 
A memorial service will be held for Captain Cable on November 2nd at Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church, 2165 Hwy 138, Riverdale GA.
Survived by his wife Judith ‘Judy’, personal condolences may be sent to the Cable family at
553 Grant Road , Brooks  GA 30205-1718  ...  (770) 719-0073 
Should we receive more 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/
Dennis Reece Cable was born July 8, 1936 in Proctor, NC and raised in Fontana Village, NC, where his father, Ed worked on constructing the Fontana Dam. His mother, Belle, was the Postmaster. Dennis graduated from Western Carolina University in 1959. He was a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy, stationed in Barber's Point, Hawaii and flew transport planes for the VR21 squadron during the Vietnam War. He joined Delta Airlines as a pilot in 1964 and over a 33 year career, was captain of the Boeing 727, 757, 767 and MD 11 airplanes. Flying airplanes was his greatest passion, but he also loved gardening, birds and the stock market. Dennis is survived by his wife Judy, his son Kevin and his daughter Christina, as well as brothers, Clay and David Cable. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm on November 2, 2014 at Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church, 2165 Hwy 138 Riverdale, GA. 30296. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Institute or the Kidney Cancer Association. Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan, 770-253-4723
Funeral Home
Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home
1 Bullsboro Drive Newnan, GA  30263
(770) 253-4723 
.Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 26, 2014
From: kerschner   Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014 11:17 AM   Subject: DEATH OF RETIRED CAPTAIN DENNIS CABLE
Dear friends of retired Captain Dennis Cable:

I received the following message from Judy Cable on the evening of October 23, 2014.
Dennis passed this morning. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers during his cancer journey.

Bill Kerschner

From: Bill    Sent: Friday, October 24, 2014 7:10 AM     Subject: Captain Dennis Cable

Captain Dennis Cable passed away yesterday morning, October 16. Captain
Cable retired in 1996 from flying the MD-11.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DL Capt. Charles L. Wagner

Rest In Peace Chuck Wagner........
(Chuck was president of the North American Airlines Ski Federation...heart attack is suspected)

It is with heavy heart and much grief to announce that last week we lost a great man, a dear friend and our NAASF president, Chuck Wagner. Chuck worked hard for us for years, wearing many hats within our organization, serving as our President for the last 2 1/2 years. He will be missed by us all. His dream was to make NAASF popular again, to spread the word to get new members to join us at skiweek and above all see to it that NAASF lives on long after we are gone. His legacy and hard work will be difficult to follow, but I promise you I will continue the direction he was leading us in. As Vice President I'm expected to fill his position and will gladly do so to honor Chuck and his legacy. I will miss our practical jokes, our lighthearted banter and most of all our great friendship. He will live on in our hearts, he might be gone but will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with Linda and his family in this extremely difficult time. I would like to dedicate the 2015 season to Chuck and and ask that we all take part in celebrating his life, a journey that for him ended much to soon. Rest in peace my friend, and we will all work together to further the organization that you gave so much to.
-Are Johnson
Cyclist found deceased near trailhead
        Local resident died of natural causes
Nan Chalat Noaker, The Park Record
Posted:   10/14/2014 05:19:55 PM
Friday afternoon, a group of roller skiers discovered a deceased man near the Highland Estates trailhead. His bicycle was nearby. According to the sheriff's report the skiers called for medical assistance but the victim was nonresponsive.
According to Summit County's Sheriff's Department Captain Justin Martinez, there was no indication of foul play. He identified the man as Park City resident Charles "Chuck" Wagner.
"We won't know the exact cause of death until we receive a report from the medical examiner's office," he said, adding, "In a situation like this we really feel for the family of this individual."
Wagner was a Delta pilot and president of the North American Airlines Ski Federation, a nonprofit that raises funds to support ski racing programs for juniors among other charities.................................
A memorial service will be held at the Park City Community Church, 4501 N. State Road 224, on Friday Oct. 17 at 11 a.m.


USAF veteran, DL Capt. Chuck Wagner
December 30, 1959 - October 10, 2014

Notification with the passing of DL pilot Captain Charles Luther Wagner II, age 54.   Captain Wagner joined Delta Air Lines 11-19-1990.  The obituary posted online notes that services will be held this Friday October 17th in Park City UT.
Captain Wagner had most recently resided at
4882 E. Meadows Drive , Park City  UT 84098-5921  ...  (435) 645-8739 
Should we receive more 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/
Obituary .............................
Chuck was a longtime resident of Park City, a United States Air Force veteran Captain, and a Delta Air Lines Captain, who had an absolute love of life. He is survived by his mother, Phylis Wagner, brother Brian Wagner, daughter Codi, son Bo, and fiancé Linda Sherry.
A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Park City Community United Methodist Church, 4501 N Hwy 224 Park City, Utah 84098.
In lieu of flowers, your kind donations towards a charity of your choice are appreciated.
  .Published in The Park Record from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19, 2014

RW/NWA Capt. Fred Wiseman / Frederick Wiseman Lundeen

WCA/RW/NWA Capt. Fred E. Wiseman
Frederick Wiseman-Lundeen
May 19, 1932 - October 11, 2014

News has reached us with the passing of retired NWA pilot Capt. Fred Wiseman Lundeen, age 82.  After flying three years with Wien Alaska Airlines, Captain Wiseman joined West Coast Airlines in October of 1962.  He was based Seattle for most of his career.  Captain Wiseman is survived by his wife Suzie Lundeen. 
To the best of my knowledge, personal condolences may be sent to the Wiseman-Lundeen family at 
6521 Turnberry Lane SE  ,  Olympia  WA 98501-9102  ....  (360) 867-0777 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mills & Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park,
5725 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater, WA 98512 | 360-357-7743
Should we receive more information as to arrangements 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/
I found a 2006 article of interest...
Excerpt:  EAA AirVenture’s 2006 Antique Reserve Grand Champion.........This was the first entry in Fred Lundeen’s aircraft restoration journal for his 1944 Howard DGA-15P.
..............Lundeen was 69 years old when he made that journal entry; now, at 74, he and his wife, Suzie, are happy to share the saga of their completed restoration. His selection of a radial powered aircraft to call his own perhaps had its genesis nearly 50 years ago, when he fell in love with radial engines. That was when Lundeen started his aviation career as a bush pilot for Wien Alaska Airlines................After three years of flying behind those rumbling radials in Alaska, he began flying the smaller DC-3s in 1962 for West Coast Airlines in Seattle, Washington. Six years later, West Coast Airlines entered into a three-way merger with Pacific Airlines in San Francisco and Bonanza Airlines in Phoenix to form Air West........... Howard Hughes bought the airline.........it assumed a new name, Hughes Airwest, and adopted new flying colors—yellow and blue. Republic Airlines purchased Hughes Airwest..............Lundeen’s flying career evolved throughout the years with these airlines as he moved from DC-3s to Boeing 727s. Reflecting upon those days in a gentle tone, he says he “never changed jobs in all those years, but I changed company uniforms five times.”  As a tribute to his fulfilling career, Lundeen requested a special registration number for the Howard—NC727ST (“727” for the airliner and “sierra tango” in honor of his wife, Suzie, whose nickname is “Teeny”).  And the Howard’s yellow and blue color scheme harkens back to his flying days with Hughes Airwest..................
For more pictures and information, visit http://vintageaircraftmuseum.org/2009/08/09/were-back/ 
Grand Champion – Howard DGA 15P – Fred Lundeen – Olympia, WA

Sent: Monday, October 13, 2014 4:23 PM       Subject: Captain Fred Wiseman
Dear Friends,
Early this morning Fred climbed into the cockpit and took his “last flight west.” It was a blessing, as he has experienced so many challenges over the past few weeks.  He finally went peacefully. He was such an outstanding man, and will be greatly missed.
We’ll be planning a celebration of the wonderful life he lived, and the many accomplishments that were his.
I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your love and deep concern, your many prayers and cards and food and offers of assistance. What amazing kindness and generosity you have shown us.
Love, Suzie

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sharon Lee Schlough, wife of DL Capt. James E. Schlough

former WAL  F/A Sharon Lee Schlough, wife of DL Capt. James E. Schlough
December 9, 1946 ~ October 11, 2014

Word has reached us with the passing of Sharon Lee Schlough, wife of CVG based retired DL Capt. James E. Schlough.  Sharon was 67 years of age at the time of her passing Saturday morning.  Services for Sharon will be held Friday October 17th in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
Survived by her husband Capt. James Schlough, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
3810 Church Hill Lane,  Crystal Lake  IL 60014-6511  ...  (815) 455-5964 
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN
            Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
Biography .....................................
Sharon Lee Schlough, age 67, died at University of Chicago Hospital on October 11, 2014. She was surrounded by her family and is now resting peacefully in the arms of her Lord.
Born to Wilma (nee Mallicoat) and Russell Boyd on December 9, 1946 in New Castle, PA, Sharon graduated from New Castle High School. She left home at age 18 to begin her travel adventures. In 1968 she attended Western Airlines Flight Attendant Training (back then, it was called stewardess training) and later lived in San Francisco where she met her surviving husband of 38 years, retired Capt. James E. Schlough. Sharon lived in Crystal Lake since 1980 and stayed at home full-time after becoming a mother to daughters Jamie, Carrie and son, Gregory. She devoted her life to the selfless love and care of her family and friends; she will be long remembered as the “life of every party” and the “hostess with the mostest.”
Sharon made every gathering special, every party more joyous, every event momentous. She lived for others and found great pleasure in serving people around her. Some of her favorite activities were playing tennis with her friends at The Racket Club, Bunco, cheering Team World Vision marathoners, board games, visiting local nursing homes with her therapy companion dog, Winston, and traveling with her husband, children, grandsons and friends. A few of her favorite travel destinations were the Bahamas, Paris and downtown Chicago. Giving gifts was an art form of hers; if she knew you liked something, she had it gorgeously wrapped for your enjoyment the next time you saw her.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Jim; her children, Jamie (Ted) Kemen, Carrie and Gregory; and grandsons, Thomas and Trevor.  She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sandra (Allain).
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or Team World Vision ( teamworldvision.org/Sharon ). A Memorial Visitation will be held at First United Methodist Church, 236 W. Crystal Lake Ave. (at the corner of Dole Ave.), Crystal Lake, IL 60014, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with a Celebration Service beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Memorial Visitation ................................
Friday, October 17, 2014, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake IL
Celebration of Life Service .......................................
Friday October 17, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake IL
From: John Fitzpatrick    Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:59 AM
Subject: Death of Sharon Schlough, wife of Captain James Schlough
Sharon Schlough died this morning after a three month battle with Acute myeloid leukemia.

I will send information about planned services when they become available.

John Fitzpatrick

DL Capt. Louis Nolan Smith

WWII veteran, DL Capt. Louis Nolan Smith
September 19, 1924 - October 12, 2014

Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired DL pilot Captain Louis N. ‘Lou’ Smith, age 90.  Captain Smith joined Delta Air Lines 02-08-1951 and retired in February 1981 with 30 years, based Atlanta.
Survived by his wife Latrelle personal condolences may be sent to the family at
125 Habersham Waters Ct.,  Atlanta  GA 30350-4606  ...  (770) 394-5483 
Services will be held this Wednesday, October 15th in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
Memorial Service ..............
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | 1:00p.m.
Sandy Springs Chapel
136 Mt. Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs , Georgia 30328 | (770) 380-0286
Committal ...............................
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | 2:00p.m.
Arlington Memorial Park
201 Mt. Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328
Obituary ...................
Louis Nolan Smith, 90, passed on 10-12-14. Preceded in death by Jane Hagen his sister and Belle Smith Gardner his mother. His wife of 56 years Latrelle and their two children Belinda, Skipper and granddaughter Ashley survive him. Louis was a decorated WWII veteran receiving a purple heart after being shot down over enemy territory and taken prisoner for 9 months before escaping and making his way back. After returning home he became a pilot with Delta Airlines where he met his wife and love of his life. This love along with his love for flying continued from being a Captain of an L1011 jumbo jet to RC planes which he flew with his son and son-in-law David Peeks. He also loved fishing and diving in the Keys as well as snow skiing in Colorado. He was an amazingly strong and devoted man that will be missed by many… since Capt. L.N. Smith is flying high in a better place!
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

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

Sunday, October 12, 2014

NWA Capt. Max G. Kroll Jr.

Marine Corps veteran, NWA Capt. Max G. Kroll Jr.
June 21, 1928 ~ October 10, 2014
Notification with the passing of retired NWA pilot Captain Max G. Kroll Jr., age 86.  Captain Kroll joined Northwest Airlines 03-05-1951 and early retired 06-30-1987.  He had also worked for Northwest previously as a Flight Control Clerk, Operations Clerk, and Crew Scheduler.  Services for Captain Kroll will be held Wednesday, October 15th in Minnesota.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.robertsfuneralandcremation.com/obituaries  or 
Survived by his wife Beverly personal condolences may be sent to the family at
2026 Charlton Rdg.,  West Saint Paul, MN 55118-4402  ...  (651) 455-7437  (239) 992-9738 
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN
            Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
Kroll, Max G., Jr. of West St. Paul, MN & Bonita Springs, FL.
Died peacefully on Friday, October 10th, 2014. Max served in the US Marines from 1946-1948. He worked at NWA for 36 years and retired as a DC 10 Captain. Survived by wife, Beverly; children, Deborah Kroll, Scott (Cindy), Mark (Delores) Diane (Don) Bielejeski & Kelly (Joel) Heyn; grandchildren, Joe, Dan, Matt, Kate & Henry; also nieces, nephews & many friends. Memorial Service 11 AM Wednesday, October 15th, at Salem Lutheran Church, 11 Bernard St. W., West St. Paul. Visitation 6-8 PM Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home, 8108 Barbara Ave. Inver Grove Heights. Visitation also from 10-11 AM prior to the service at church. Private interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Salem Lutheran Church building fund.
Arrangements entrusted to Roberts Funeral Home & Chapel
8108 Barbara Ave. E. ,  Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

(651) 455-2035           info@robertsfuneralandcremation.com

former NWA pilot William F. Handy

former NWA pilot William Franklin Handy
December 12, 1943 – October 2014
Notification with the passing of former Northwest pilot William Franklin ‘Bill’ Handy, age 70.  Bill joined Northwest Airlines 10-06-1969. 
He pursued other avenues of interest after his layoff from Northwest the following year.  Bill had most recently resided in Oakland CA.
William F. Handy
Jet Setter. Aviation professional. Entrepreneur extraordinaire. World class gentleman. Best friend. Bill Handy is all of this and more. His passion for planes and the world of aviation began with his career as a young pilot for Northwest Airlines. A defender of our country as a Sky Marshall, he then directed recruitment for the Department of Homeland Security. An executive with Cessna Citation Jet, Falcon Jet and Peregrine Aviation, Bill also started Jet Leasing Corp. to own and manage an aircraft fleet. Maximum Mach is his executive recruiting business, working with Oracle and more.
Born in Massachusetts, Bill traveled the world. New York, Carmel, Berkeley, Noe Valley, Tiburon, Terra Linda are places Bill called home. Carmel is his favorite.
An athlete and a runner, Chrissy Field to the Golden Gate Bridge and back is his favorite running path.
Bill is remembered by his daughter, Sara Handy; his best friend Mark Francis and his lovely wife and two young children, Max and Lucy; his significant other, Angelina Preza, her daughters Kim Hynes and Leah Samson and young grandson, Dylan Hynes.
In God's acres of diamonds, Bill, you are a rare gem. You dazzle and you are dazzling. We love you.
  .Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 12, 2014

(NWA) Capt. James W. Hibbs Jr.

....received today more information re Capt. Hibbs.....thx/Carol for the PCN
Oct. 12, 2014   from a visitor to our PCN website .......................         Deceased full name     James Hibbs
         Relationship     Pilot
         Active Retired    Retired
Comments Obit     re:  Captain James Hibbs (listed in todays PCN)
Carol:  "If" this is the same Jim Hibbs, he was in my 7.8.68 hire class with Bonanza Airlines in Phoenix, Ariz.
He started his airline career with Bonanza at the merger of three airlines. Continuing through Air West, Hughes Air West, Republic and finally Northwest.

         Contact Name     Jim Rhoades
         Contact Email    
          Contact Phone     2144155558
Looking for information re James W. Hibbs .....
Belated notification....this is an ALPA reported death that we had not previously been made aware of.  The ALPA issue month shows when the death was reported. 
Below is what information I could find for (NWA) Captain James W. Hibbs. 
I could not find an online obituary or airline affiliation but believe this to be James William Hibbs Jr. of Nevada, Missouri.  
Perhaps Captain Hibbs flew for Southern or Republic before they merged with Northwest.
If anyone has more information, I would appreciate your input and thank you very much.
    ~ Carol for the PCN
                Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
  NAME                                          STATUS                 DIED                            ALPA issue
Hibbs, James W. Jr.   Captain     in Jul 2013     Nov-13 NW
(NWA) Capt. James W. Hibbs Jr.
May 20, 1937 ~ July 23, 2013
U.S., Social Security Death Index, about James W Hibbs
Name:  James W Hibbs
BORN:  20 May 1937
Died:  23 Jul 2013
Born/raised in Missouri.
Attended Northeast High School, class of ‘55, Kansas City MO.
Preceded in death by his father James W. Hibbs Sr. (1912-1950) who was a casualty of the Korean war, and his mother Vera Marie Perry Hibbs who died in 1991 (1921-1991).
Survived by spouse Joyce ‘Jo’ Hibbs
818 W Austin Blvd.,  Nevada  MO 64772-2917  ...  (417) 667-5417 
Also survived by a brother Lloyd Franklin Hibbs of St. Joseph MO, and two sisters Viola Luke and Billie Wheeler, both of Blue Springs MO 

NC/RC (NWA) Robert E. Ward Sr.

Belated notification....this is an ALPA reported death that we had not previously been made aware of.  The ALPA issue month shows when the death was reported. 
Below is what information I could find for (NWA) Capt. Robert E. Ward Sr.   Captain Ward’s obituary notes that he flew for Midwest Airlines before joining Wisconsin Central on May 19, l952. Wisconsin Central became North Central Airlines, then Republic Airlines, and Captain Ward would have retired prior to Republic’s merging with Northwest Airlines.
He is survived by his wife Sheila.  The Ward’s residence address is listed as 
9252 E Cedar Basin Lane , Gold Canyon  AZ 85118-4765  ...  (480) 671-7413 
Also,  4504 S Glenview Road , Sioux Falls  SD 57103-4939  ...  (605) 334-1429 
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN
            Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
  NAME                                      STATUS                 DIED                                        ALPA issue Ward, Robert E.      Captain     in May 2014         Jul-14 NW
Army Corps, NC/RC (NWA) Capt. Robert E. Ward Sr.
August 1, 1922 ~ May 8, 2014 
Retired captain Robert Ward died Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Gold Canyon, AZ. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. Committal services will be held at 12:15 PM on Friday, June 6, 2014, a Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.
Robert E. Ward Sr. was born in Des Moines, Iowa and spent the first 18 years of his life living between there and Chicago, Illinois.
He began his career in aviation when he joined the Army Air Corps. He made his first “log book” entry on July 8, 1942. After he was honorably discharged from the service he instructed Air Force students, then, instructed students at Stephens College in Missouri. When he moved back to Iowa he ran a private airport. Bob became a pilot for Midwest Airlines before joining Wisconsin Central on May 19, l952. The airline later became North Central Airlines and then Republic Airlines (Now Delta Airlines). After retirement from Republic Airlines he flew for several private companies in and around Sioux Falls, SD. By the time he stopped flying he had logged more than 30,000 hours of flight time. He loved to fly, and was a great aviator!!!
He loved life to the fullest. Many years of retirement were spent doing all the things he loved golfing, building, traveling, computers, reading, and buying cars, trailers, motor homes etc. Most of his later years were spent enjoying his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the EL Riad Shrine, the American Legion, EAA and various other organizations.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sheila (Bemiing) Ward; children, Steve Ward ( Linda), Nikki Ward, Cyndee Ward, Robert E. Ward Jr (Joanne); step-children, Cynthia Knaeble, Craig D. Johnson, and Cathryn Radel (Brett Jorgensen); grandchildren, Tena Dameron (Dennis), Casey Drake (Ethan), Katherine Robiadek (Issac), Robert E. Ward, David Robiadek, Joe Knaeble, Megan Reynolds (Mike), Erin Olson (Kevin), 6 Great-grandchildren, and first wife Jean (Bray) Ward.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Maude; father, Everett; and step-father Gilbert Ward.

Memorial Service:  Thursday June 5, 2014, 2:00 PM at George Boom Funeral Home