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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

DL Capt. James L. Russell

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL Capt. James L. ‘Jim’ Russell
April 27, 1943 ~ December 26, 2014
 
News with the passing of Captain Russell has reached us ... born April 27, 1943 Captain James Laing Russell was 71 years of age at the time of his passing on December 26th.  USAF (UPT 68-D) veteran Captain Jim Russell joined Delta Air Lines 09-25-1972 (DAL class B72) and retired with Delta as Line Ck Airman based ATL/030.
 
Survived by his wife Ann Maguire Russell (former DL F/A, class of 7-6-76), personal condolences may be sent to the family at PO BOX 10793 Big Canoe, Jasper GA 30143.
The family may also be reached at  arussell@mindspring.com
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://www.southcare.us/  or   
 
Celebration of Life Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 ... from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Devore House, 34 Church Street, Alpharetta  GA
   
    Thank you,
       ~ Carol for the PCN
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RUSSELL, James L. (Jim)
James L. (Jim) Russell, 71 of Jasper, Georgia died December 26, 2014. Jim is survived by his wife Ann; sons, Jim Jr., Tom (Maeve O'Reilly), Mike, and daughter Maryn; brother Robert E. Russell, and family. An Open House in Celebration of Jim will be Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 2:00 until 5:00 PM at The Devore House, 34 Church Street, Alpharetta, GA 30004. In lieu of flowers: donations can be made to: Just People, Inc. Special Needs Trust, PO BOX 930037, Norcross, GA 30003. www.justpeople.org 
Please express condolences at www.southcare.us 
.Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 31, 2014
 
 
From: "James Hoogerwerf" <hoogerwerf@bellsouth.net>
To: "Dave Roberts" <robertsDL@mindspring.com>
Cc: "Ann Russell" <arussell@mindspring.com>
Subject: Death notice request
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:03:10 -0500

Dear Dave,

Sadly, my good friend, USAF (UPT 68-D) and Delta (S/O B-72) classmate, Jim Russell passed away after a long and valiant fight with cancer.

Jim's wife Ann, a former Delta flight attendant (f/a class 7/6/76), can be reached at: PO BOX 10793, Big Canoe, Jasper Ga 30143;
arussell@mindspring.com

Could you please post this notice to your mail list?

Thank-you,

Jim Hoogerwerf
SERVICES
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Devore House
34 Church Street
Alpharetta, GA

 
 From: Homestead
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2014 10:01 PM

A visitor to your Web site has filled out the form located at:
http://PCN.homestead.com/Death_Form.html

A Deceased full name    1 James L Russell
C Date of Death     12/26/14
D Relationship     Pilot
E Active Retired     Retired
F Domicile     ATL
G Age at death     70
H Cause of death     Cancer
N Airline    DAL Class B72
Q Contact Name     JP Doyle
R Contact Email     jdlax@flightline.com
S Contact Phone     702-501-3703

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Carol Bedinger, widow of PNA/WA Capt. Robert D. Bedinger Jr.

 
~ IN MEMORY ~
Carol Bedinger, widow of PNA/WA Capt. Robert ‘Bob’ Daniel Bedinger Jr.
May 28, 1918 ~ October 17, 2014
 
At the time of their marriage in March of 1944, Bob was a pilot for Pan American Airlines.  Captain Robert D. Bedinger Jr. joined Pacific Northern Airlines 06-30-1951 and retired with Western Airlines 05-31-1974, based Seattle.  Born December 19, 1919 Bob was 76 years of age when he died in April of 1996.  Carol had most recently resided at
15970 Lindsey Lane NE , Poulsbo  WA 98370-8612. 
 
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Carol Berdine Bedinger, died October 17th, 2014, at her home in Poulsbo, Washington, warmly supported by her family and caregivers.
Born May 28, 1918 in Duluth, MN, to Oscar and Mabel Hetzel, she was raised in Portland, OR and Port Townsend, WA.

Carol worked in Seattle and Long Beach, CA until she met Bob Bedinger in Yakima, where she was working for the Civil Aeronautics Authority and he was a flight instructor in the Civilian Pilot Training Program. They were married in 1944 and resided in Seattle until 1953, when they moved with their two children, JoAnne and Greg, to Anchorage, Alaska Territory. Bob flew for Pacific Northern Airlines and Carol spent much of her time raising their kids, coordinating family camping and fishing trips, being an active den mother for Cub Scouts, and exploring her artistic side in wood and copper work. The family made many memorable trips throughout Alaska, mostly in their “second car”, a 4-place floatplane or the Plymouth station wagon.

Carol and Bob relocated the family to Seattle in 1961, and then to Poulsbo in 1964, where they both became involved in the Poulsbo Yacht Club and boating throughout Puget Sound and the Gulf Islands. After Bob retired in 1974, they enjoyed many winters in Mesa, Arizona. Carol’s memories of growing up in Port Townsend, flying in Alaska, boating in the Gulf Islands, and exploring the southwestern US remained with her throughout her life.

Carol’s family will be forever grateful for the loving care she received during her final months from Mahlin Perez, Audrey Parker, and Betsy Olson and two “care cats” Moushka and Slim Shady. Carol’s husband of 52 years, Bob Bedinger, and her good friend, Tom Valiga, predeceased her. Carol is survived by her children JoAnne Rydberg (Larry) of Orting and Greg Bedinger (Jan Mulder) of Bainbridge Island; two granddaughters, Kelly Rydberg and Julie Halpin (Dave); and four great grandchildren, Ashley, Marissa, Gabe, and Olivia.

There will be a small gathering for family and friends at Carol’s home in Poulsbo to celebrate her amazing life; 3:30PM, Sunday, November 2nd, 2014. Carol’s favorite charity was the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital, and she devoted countless hours working with the local guilds in Alaska and Washington. Please sign the online guest book for the family.
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PNA/WA Capt. Robert Daniel Bedinger Jr. 
Name: Robert D. Bedinger
State of Issue: Washington
Date of Birth: Friday  December  19, 1919
Date of Death: Wednesday  April  10, 1996
Age at Death: 76 years, 3 months, 22 days

NC/RC/NWA Capt. Ronald F. Danek

~ IN MEMORY ~
NC/RC/NWA Capt. Ronald F. Danek
February 27, 1939 ~ December 14, 2014 
 
Notification with the passing of NC/RC/NWA retired pilot Captain Ronald Frank Danek, age 75.  Captain Danek joined North Central Airlines 04-11-1966 and medically retired with Northwest Airlines.  Survived by his wife Sherry personal condolences may be sent to the family at
8025 Outer Dr. S. , Traverse City, MI  49685-9030 ...  (231) 947-9248 
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com/ 

Private services for Captain Danek were held December 17th in Traverse City, Michigan.
 
Thank you,
    ~ Carol for the PCN
            Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
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Obituary ........................
Ronald F. Danek, 75, passed away December 14, 2014, at Cherryhill Haven after a courageous battle with Huntington’s Disease. Ron was born in Chicago on February 27, 1939 to the late John and Mary Danek. Ron is survived by his wife, Sherry, his sons, John of Westland, MI and James of Traverse City, MI, granddaughters, Tara and Debi, sister, Dorothy Sekanina, niece, Gayle Martin, and great nephew, Christopher Martin of Wellston, MI.
Ron was hired as a pilot for North Central Airlines in 1966. After several mergers, he medically retired as a Northwest Airlines 757 Captain. After his retirement, Ron still enjoyed flying his Swift aircraft, and he also built a replica of a 1929 motor launch watercraft and a ¾ scale P-51 airplane.
A private family memorial service was held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions in memory of Ron may be directed to Hospice of Michigan or HDSA (Huntington’s Disease Society of America).

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

NWA Capt. Arthur J. Steadman Jr.

 
~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Art Steadman
August 19, 1924 ~ December 17, 2014
 
Yesterday we received word with the passing of RNPA member retired NWA pilot Captain Art Steadman.  Born/raised in Minnesota, Arthur Jones Steadman Jr. was 90 years of age at the time of his passing December 17th.  Captain Steadman joined Northwest Airlines 07-29-1949 and retired with Northwest 07-31-1986. 
 
Survived by his wife Enid personal condolences may be sent to the family at
22226 SE 295th Place , Black Diamond  WA 98010-1270  ...  (360) 886-1221  ...  (480) 380-9140  
You may also contact the family c/o their son David at (253) 548-6824.
Family advises that a memorial service will be held at a future date. 
Arrangements are still pending and will be advised when known.
 
 
Thank you,
    ~ Carol for the PCN
            Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
 
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From: GPISEL@aol.com Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:20 PM
 
..............Just got an email. Art Steadman passed away this morning............... 
Art was Chief Pilot for Northwest for several years.
  
 
Gary H Pisel
President, RNPA
 
 
From: RNPA News   Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 4:18 PM   Subject:  Art Steadman Has Flown West. 
David Steadman Writes.

Hi Gary

This is David Steadman, son of Art Steadman.  My mom asked me to email you to let you know my dad "Flew West" this morning!  We will advise of pending Memorial!

Sincerely,
David Steadman

My Cell 253-548-6824

DL pilot Michael L. Povinelli

 
Passing of Michael Povinelli
On Friday evening, December 12, Michael Povinelli passed away due to an unfortunate accident at his home in Salt Lake City. Michael was a powerful and influential figure in many aspects of our glider world and elsewhere. His contribution to the sport and our lives was immense. Many of us owe our start and involvement in soaring to his mentorship and guidance. He was an accomplished glider pilot, airline pilot and purveyor of all things Italian. He will be missed.
 
The Utah Soaring Association members and board of directors would like to convey their heartfelt condolences to his wife Ruthann as well as his family.
 
Memorial services will be announced at a future date.
 
A memorial website has been created. For comments, memories and donations, please visit:

Michael Povinelli Memorial Page http://michaellpovinelli.wix.com/memorial-page  

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~ IN MEMORY ~
Ret. Lt. Col. USAFR, DL pilot Michael Louis Povinelli
May 1, 1958 ~ December 12, 2014



Notification with the passing of Delta pilot Michael Louis Povinelli, age 56.  Michael joined Delta Air Lines 11-25-1991, based SLC.  He is survived by his wife Ruthann. 

Personal condolences may be sent to the Povinelli family at 
1027 E Herbert Ave.,  Salt Lake City, UT 84105-1410  ...  (801) 333-7688 


This weblink has information about the NY memorial service and a place for your memories: 
For New York: there will be a wake and a memorial service this Friday, December 19th followed by a luncheon on Saturday.
For Utah: memorial services will be on Friday and Saturday, January 9th and 10th. Location and time to follow.
Services in Salt Lake City under the direction of Larkin Mortuary, online condolences may be left at www.larkincares.com
Thank you,
    ~ Carol for the PCN
            Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
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Obituary...........
Salt Lake City, Utah- On Friday, December 12th, 2014, Michael Louis Povinelli, husband, son, brother, wonderful friend, man of Ruth's dreams, the very best of men, was taken from us in a tragic accident that ended his life too soon.
Born on the First of May, 1958, he was the eldest child of Louis and Gloria Povinelli. He grew up with his sister and a band of friends in Elmont, NY, life in the Joan Court neighborhood was never dull- an adventure when Michael was around. A devout Yankee fan, a loss for the Bronx Bombers always broke his heart. Michael began his lifelong love of working with his hands in his father's shop. Known to his childhood friends as Lou and to his military friends as Pov, he grew up living on the edge, but mellowed wonderfully with age.
Becoming a military pilot was his goal and passion from an early age. At 18, he enlisted in the Air Force and became the "go to" F-111 flight control mechanic at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. There he fell in love with the West and stayed to attend the University of Utah following his enlistment. He paid for college by joining the Utah Air National Guard and waiting tables. As an Air Force ROTC cadet, he graduated with a BS in Political Science and a coveted USAF pilot training slot. After getting his wings, he flew KC-10 tankers at March Air Force Base, becoming one of the original 'FAT' boys (First Assignment Ten).
Ruth met Michael in the first Gulf War, flying combat refueling missions together. Covering each others backs, they developed a deep friendship that grew into the love they will forever share. After marriage in 1998, they built their life together in Salt Lake City, UT. Michael was proud of his military service, and retiring as a Lt Colonel, USAFR, he continued his passion for flying at Delta Air Lines.
It was Ruth who introduced Michael to the joy of motorless flight in sailplanes. They loved to share the passion of soaring all over the West, often flying together up to 250 miles without an engine! He was a great instructor and enjoyed sharing his passion of flight. Michael and Ruth were the driving force behind the development and growth of the Utah Civil Air Patrol Glider Flight. For over a decade, he brought the joy of soaring flight to Civil Air Patrol Cadets throughout the state. He also acted as an instructor and mentor pilot for many in the soaring community, motivating all those around him to excel. He and Ruth were the best of friends and partners in life. He always answered her phone calls with "Hello, Beautiful!" and would ask her everyday: "Have I told you that I love you lately? It's true, I do. I love you!" We can scarcely imagine one without the other.
Michael was a wonderful friend who always made time to care for lifelong friendships. He had a wonderful heart and a knack to make others about him feel special. He was deep, thoughtful, opinioned, and a man of character, respect and humor. Michael was genuine: he was the same with everyone he encountered - a spiritual man who knew who he was, To the neighborhood children, he was their own personal jungle gym; to the dogs, he was a guaranteed scratch behind the ear. He could look you in the face and tell you the most outrageous truth so frankly that you would think he was joking. When he was wrong, he would acknowledge and accept the consequences; when he was right, he was absolute in his certainty. He had a gift for comforting people in times of trouble or pain. When he was in a room, you always felt his presence. We still feel him in our lives, we will always miss him, and we will be forever thankful we knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Ruthann Povinelli (Siu), sister Michelle (Desmond) Rea, father Louis Povinelli and many nieces and nephews who love him very much.
For New York: there will be a wake and a memorial service this Friday, December 19th followed by a luncheon on Saturday.
For Utah: memorial services will be on Friday and Saturday, January 9th and 10th. Location and time to follow.
In Memoriam will be held with military honors in October 2015.
This weblink has information about the NY memorial service and a place for your memories.
Services in Salt Lake City under the direction of Larkin Mortuary, online condolences may be left at www.larkincares.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to any of the following organizations:
First Ward, 760 East 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
The Fisher House Foundation: www.fisherhouse.org
Utah Civil Air Patrol Glider Flight 640 N 2360 West, Salt Lake City 84116
The best way to honor Michael is simply to "Tell your loved ones how much they are loved every day".
.Published in Deseret News from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

PNA/WA Capt. Charles A. Davis Jr.

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, PNA/WA Capt. Charles A. Davis Jr.
August 5, 1922 – December 5, 2014


 We received word recently that WWII veteran PNA/WA Captain Charles A. Davis Jr. passed away.  He was 92 years of age.  Captain Davis joined Pacific Northern Airlines 01-10-1947 and was based SEA.  More of his story appears below.  Captain Davis was widowed in March of 2013 with the passing of his wife Faye.  They had most recently resided at
19251 Normandy Park Dr SW , Normandy Park, WA 98166-4129.  
 
Perhaps the best contact for the family would be c/o their daughter Nancy.  Nancy (Cliff) Davis Hollenbeck is listed in the whitepages at
19241 Normandy Park Dr SW , Normandy Park, WA 98166-4129. 
 
Arrangements are yet to be determined....should we hear more we will be sure to update our memorial site.
Thank you,
    ~ Carol for the PCN
            Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
 
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Distinguished service  ..  article dated 06/08/2010

The World War II military service of Normandy Park resident Capt. Charles A. Davis, left, is honored with an etched glass aircraft window. Former SeaTac Mayor Frank Hansen presents the plaque. Davis was with the 20th Air Force, 19th Bomb Group and 30th Combat Squadron, where he received a Distinguished Flying Cross and seven Air Medals. Both men were pilots with Pacific Northern and Western airlines.
 
 
daughter Nancy and son in law Cliff Hollenbeck put together book on Alaska ....this info taken  from news article http://www.examiner.com/article/dramatic-photos-of-southeast-alaska-from-cliff-nancy-hollenbeck-s-ultimate-coffee-table-book 
................................Nancy was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Her  grandfather, Charles A. Davis, was an originator of the Alaska Guide Association. He homesteaded in Hope, where the family operated a placer gold mine.  Her father, Captain Charles A. Davis, Jr. worked at Merrill Field in Anchorage prior to WWII. He flew B-29's in the Pacific Theater, returning to Anchorage to become a Captain with Pacific Northern Airlines, which merged with Western Airlines and later Delta Airlines.............She followed in her father's aviation footsteps, joining Wien Consolidated Airlines as a flight attendant after graduating college. Governor William Egan bestowed the Alaska Heroism Medal on her, following the hijacking of her maiden flight. She was the Art Director for Wien's in-flight magazine, which won the Alaska Press Club's Best Magazine of the Year. She won a national Clio for an Alaska Airline poster, when she was the Vice President of Pacific Advertising in Seattle....................
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Faye Eilene Davis
Jul 10, 1920 – Mar 24, 2013
Faye Dahl Davis 1920-2013
Faye Davis passed away peacefully in her sleep early Sunday morning, March 24th, after a year-long struggle with cancer. She and, her twin sister Fern Holand, were born in Hedgesville, Montana on July 10, 1920.
Faye was a blue-eyed blonde with a quick smile, who lived a story-book life, first moving west where she managed the family grocery store in North Seattle, after graduating from Flathead Montana High School in 1938. In the summer of 1945 she was swept off her feet and married the love of her life, Army-Air Force officer Charles A. Davis, Jr. from Hope, Alaska. He survives her after nearly sixty-eight years of marriage. They lived in Alaska for several years, after his return from the Pacific as a B-29 pilot during WWII. In Anchorage he flew as a Captain for Pacific Northern Airlines. They moved to Normandy Park, Washington, near the Sea-Tac Airport, in 1953, when the PNA merged into Western Airlines, where Chuck retired after thirty-six years of flying.
Faye is survived by, three children: son Charles A. Davis, III, and his wife Patsy; daughter Nancy, and her husband Cliff Hollenbeck; son Jerry, and his wife Melissa; and a total of seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was adored by her family and a wide circle of friends, who will miss her greatly.
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From: Bonnie Papke Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:33 AM
Subject: Chas Davis death in Seattle
 
........................His daughter called us with the news, but we have seen nothing on the obits, etc.  Chuck flew the Alaska coast for years and lived in Normandy Park. 
Great guy!  
Thanks, Bonnie Papke

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Brenda Houle, wife of NEA/DL Capt. Fred G. Houle

~Memorial service for Brenda Kay Houle, wife of NEA/DL Capt. Fred Houle
 
Dear friends,
The Houle family invites you to share in the celebration of Brenda’s life with a special memorial service to be held in Marietta GA on Friday, January 2nd. 
Brenda grew up and worked in the Atlanta area and the family wanted to offer an opportunity for local friends and family to come together in remembrance.  Brenda’s Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on January 2, 2015 at First Baptist Church located at 2958 North Main Street, Kennesaw GA  30144.  Reception and fellowship will follow the service at 12 noon.
The church’s website is  http://www.kfbc.org/  and their phone  is (770) 427-3109.
Questions may be directed to Capt. Joe Stearman c/o the family at stearman@charter.net
You may also reach Capt. Houle at fghoule@embarqmail.com 
 
The family thanks you all for your care and concern!
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN
 
 
 

~ IN MEMORY ~
Brenda, wife of NEA/DL Capt. Fred Houle
November 28, 1945 ~ December 9, 2014
Word with the passing of Brenda Houle has been received....Brenda Kay Stripland Houle, the wife of Delta Golden Wings member NEA/DL pilot Captain Frederic G. Houle, was 69 years of age at the time of her passing December 9th.  A memorial service for Brenda will be held at Sea Island Presbyterian church on Wednesday, December 17th at 11:00 AM, reception at noon will follow.   The church website can be found at  http://seaislandpresbyterian.org/
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.copelandfuneralservice.com/  or 
Survived by her husband Captain Fred Houle, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
1454 Gleasons Landing Drive , Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-3814  ...  (843) 838-4154
Thank you,
    ~ Carol for the PCN
            Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
Brenda Kay Stripland Houle Brenda Kay Stripland Houle passed away at her home at Dataw Island near Beaufort SC on Tuesday, December 9 after a 6-year bout with inflammatory breast cancer.  She loved her family, her cats, all the flowers and plants on God's Earth, playing croquet and traveling the world with her husband, Frederic Houle, a retired Delta pilot. Brenda was born on November 28, 1945 and was raised in Cobb County, GA. She was a graduate of Osborne High School and Young Harris College and spent her working career at Atlantic Steel and Hewlett Packard.  After retirement, Brenda's love of plants and flowers led her to the certified title of Master Gardener and to become a National Garden Club accredited Flower Show Judge.  She was the recipient of many top awards for horticulture and floral design. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Bailey Hamby Stripland and Pauline Corn Stripland and is survived by her loving husband Fred Houle of Dataw Island SC ; sister, Carolin Stripland Jones (husband Stan) of Marietta, GA; niece, Alicia Burnette (husband Brian) of Powder Springs, GA; nephew, Anthony Waldrop (wife Janice) of Savannah GA,; grandnephews: Alex, Cohen, Joel and Alan; and her beloved cats, Bosco and AnnieMae. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Friends of Caroline Hospice, 1110 13thStreet, Port Royal, SC 29935 or www.friendsofcaroline.org . Brenda was a Christian and a member of Sea Island Presbyterian Church.  A memorial service for Brenda will be held at the church on Wednesday, December 17 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Steve Keeler officiating. A reception follows at 12:00 pm. Please share your stories about Brenda by visiting www.copelandfuneralservice.com  Copeland Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
Copeland Funeral Service , 1 Copeland Dr.,  Beaufort  SC  29902  ...  (843) 525-1111
.Published in The Island Packet from Dec. 14, 2014 to Jan. 14, 2015
From: Homestead Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 1:48 PM
Subject: Your Web Site Received a Form Submission

Deceased full name    1 Brenda S Houle
 Date of Birth     11/28/45
 Date of Death     12/9/2014
 Relationship     Pilot family member
 Active Retired     Retired
 Domicile     Atl
 Age at death     69
 Cause of death     Cancer
 Living Spouse     Fred Houle
 Address     1454 Gleasons Landing Dr    City     St Helena Is
 State     SC    Zip     29920
 Airline    NE/DAL
 Obit     Brenda Kay Stripland Houle passed away at her home at Dataw Island near Beaufort SC on Tuesday,   December 9 after a 6 year bout with inflammatory breast cancer.  She loved her family, her cats, all the flowers and plants on God’s Earth, playing croquet and traveling the world with her husband, Frederic Houle, a retired Delta pilot.

Brenda was born on November 28, 1945 and was raised in Cobb County, GA. She was a graduate of Osborne High School and Young Harris College and spent her working career at Atlantic Steel and Hewlett Packard.  After retirement, Brenda’s love of  plants and flowers led her to the certified title of Master Gardener and to become  a National Garden Club accredited Flower Show Judge.  She was the recipient of many top awards for horticulture and floral design.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Bailey Hamby Stripland and Pauline Corn Stripland and is survived by her loving husband Fred Houle of Dataw Island  SC ; sister, Carolin Stripland Jones (husband Stan) of Marietta, GA; niece, Alicia Burnette (husband Brian) of Powder Springs, GA; nephew, Anthony Waldrop (wife Janice) of Savannah GA,; grandnephews: Alex, Cohen, Joel and Alan; and her beloved cats, Bosco and AnnieMae.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Friends of Caroline Hospice, 1110 13th Street, Port Royal, SC 29935 or www.friends ofcaroline.org.

Brenda was a Christian and a member of Sea Island Presbyterian Church.  A memorial service for Brenda will be held at the church on Wednesday, December 17 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Steve Keeler officiating . A  reception follows at 12:00 pm.
 Contact Name     Joe Edmondson NE/DAL
 Contact Email     stearman@charter.net
 Contact Phone     2564040567

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DL Capt. Denis F. Waldron

~ IN MEMORY ~
Navy veteran, DL Capt. Denny Waldron
January 28, 1948 ~ December 6, 2014
 
   
    Notiication has been received with the passing of DL pilot Captain Denis ‘Denny’ Fullerton Waldron, age 66.  Captain Waldron joined Delta Air Lines 08-22-1977 and was based ATL/030. 
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.darbyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Denis-Denny-Waldron/
Captain Waldron’s obituary notes: “Denny’s life will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 10th beginning at 9:30 am EST with a memorial service at the Darby Funeral Home in Canton, Georgia followed by interment at the Georgia National Cemetery at 11:30 am.”  He is survived by his wife Rosalyn. 
To the best of my knowledge the home address for personal condolences would be 
125 Sycamore Ct.,  Waleska  GA 30183-4205  ...  (770) 345-8220 
 
Thank you,
    ~ Carol for the PCN
            Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
 
 
Obituary for Denis "Denny" Fullerton Waldron ................
Denis “Denny” Fullerton Waldron died on December 6, 2014 at his home in Waleska, GA at the age of 66. He is survived by his wife, Rosalyn Ramage Waldron; daughters, Leah Courtney Maczik (Joe) and Whitney Waldron Muyres; son, Denis Graham “Gray” Waldron (Jordan); brother, Jonathan Waldron; and his four grandchildren, Alexander Andre Michniewicz, Jaxon Gray Muyres, Jadyn Belle Muyres, and Tillman Garrison Waldron, who knew him as “Grandenny”. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Denny was born January 28, 1948 in Summit, NJ to John and Leah Waldron, who predeceased him. He also is predeceased by his younger brother, Peter Wood Waldron. He was raised in his beloved hometown, Mountain Lakes, NJ, and graduated from Mountain Lakes High School, class of 1966. Thereafter, he attended North Carolina State University where he earned a degree in Materials Engineering in 1970.
His career started with the U.S. Navy where he served as Aircraft/Mission Commander, Standards Evaluator, and Nuclear Weapons Officer. Over his six years of service, he flew the P3 Anti-submarine and was deployed to the Azores, Spain, Sicily, Crete, and Iceland. As a member of Squadron VP-45, based in Jacksonville, FL, he met Rosalyn and they were married on December 20, 1975. After working towards earning a MBA at the University of Florida, he was hired by Delta Air Lines in 1977, and they relocated to Marietta, GA. In 2004, the couple moved to their piece of paradise on Lake Arrowhead in Waleska, GA.
Denny was a commercial airline pilot for Delta Air Lines for twenty-seven years with type ratings on the MD-88, B-757, B-767, and B-777. In 2005, he retired from Delta and was hired by Asiana Air Lines as an Expat Captain. He and Rosalyn lived in Seoul, Korea for two years while he flew the B-777 to China, Thailand, Saipan, Vietnam, Australia, India, Europe, and U.S. cities on the west coast.
Denny was an adventurous and driven professional with a great sense of humor who deeply loved his family and friends. He was diagnosed with melanoma in 2005. He had surgery and participated in a clinical trial at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. He remained cancer free for seven years before the melanoma aggressively returned. Even throughout his final months, he remained brave and continued to put his family first. He lived a very rich life, enjoying many activities such as tennis, softball, skiing, boating, and traveling the world. Denny Waldron will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Denny’s life will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 10th beginning at 9:30 am EST with a memorial service at the Darby Funeral Home in Canton, Georgia followed by interment at the Georgia National Cemetery at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “In Their Honor Transports” at 501 Rabun Court, Canton, GA 30115. The family thanks Dr. Kudchadkar of Emory Winship Cancer Institute and Transitions Hospice for their compassionate, attentive treatment. The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 


Saturday, December 6, 2014

NWA pilot Douglas L. McAninch

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, NWA Flt. Eng/pilot Capt. Douglas Lewis McAninch
May 18, 1920 - December 2, 2014
 
Notification with the passing of RNPA member retired NWA pilot Douglas Lewis McAninch, age 94.  After serving in the military, Doug joined Northwest Airlines 08-15-1946 and retired with Northwest 06-30-1986.  Records indicate he was a Master Mechanic, Crew Chief, and Flight Engineer.  Doug was widowed in November 2011 with the passing of his wife Adelphia ‘Dell’.  He had most recently resided at
5300 Oak Grove Pkwy N. Apt. 209  ,  Minneapolis  MN 55443-4049
 
Arrangements have been entrusted to Gearhart Funeral Home of Coon Rapids MN.
Doug’s obituary notes:   “There will be a celebration of his life Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11:00 in the chapel at St Therese Oxbow Lake at 5300 Oak Grove Parkway, Brooklyn Park MN. Visitation with the family will be after the service”.
 
Should we hear more we will be sure to update our memorial blogspot at http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/  
       
    Thank you,
            ~ Carol for the PCN
 
 
Obituary....................
Doug was born in Seattle and spent his early years there until the family moved to Spokane. His favorite childhood memories revolved around frequent visits to his Hightower/Daugherty grandparents' farm in Montana's Bitterroot Valley. He enlisted in WWII the day after Pearl Harbor. He was proud to have served in England in the Army Air Corp. Immediately after the war he married the former Adelphia "Dell" Feldt. They were married for 66 years until she passed away in November 2011. They had three children who were waves I, II and III of the baby-boom generation. Doug worked for Northwest Airlines as a mechanic, then a flight engineer and then a pilot. He raised his family in Seattle until 1962 when he brought them to Minnesota when Northwest moved its headquarters to Bloomington. He worked hard and provided well for his family. His talents and interests included woodworking, building, mechanics, politics, sports (go Huskies!), fishing and music. When he retired, they moved up to Round Lake near Aitkin where he was active in the Lions and in their Methodist Church.
Doug was generous. He was especially fond of the organization Boys Town. He was poor as a kid and his heart ached knowing that to this day deep need still exists for kids. When a community swimming pool was built in our neighborhood, it required a modest membership fee. Doug knew one neighboring family would not be able to afford it, so he and Dell anonymously covered the fee for them. Doug and Dell were allied in their values and they taught and modeled hard work, generosity, responsibility, open-mindedness, and a large worldview. Doug loved music – the full range – classical to the Son's of the Pioneers. He woke the kids up one night to hear a new, silly song – "Purple People Eater." He bought them their first Beatles album. Recently his daughter Susan put on a 1940s swing CD and they (and his walker) be-bopped around the living room.
In addition to their three children, Susan, Ginny and Doug (Marie), they were blessed with five grandchildren: Krisie, Heather, Beth, Rick and Annie; and 10 great grandchildren: Hanna, Lily, Alex, Logan, Jack, Sasha, Marissa, Sofia, Sasha, and Kaitlynn.
He was a smart, funny, strong, dependable, caring soul. He had a full and interesting life. He passed away suddenly after a short battle with pneumonia. It was a peaceful passing with Ginny holding his hand. He was deeply loved and will be missed by friends and family. There will be a celebration of his life Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11:00 in the chapel at St Therese Oxbow Lake at 5300 Oak Grove Parkway, Brooklyn Park. Visitation with the family will be after the service.
In lieu of flowers, please support your local food shelf or your local nonprofit serving families.
Gearhart 763-755-6300    www.GearhartFuneralHome.com
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~ IN MEMORY ~
Adelphia ‘Dell’ McAninch, wife of NWA Douglas L. McAninch
July 19, 1922 - Nov. 12, 2011
 

Born Adelphia Justine Feldt in Des Plaines, IL, Dell grew up poor but remembered more happy memories than sad. Her compassionate nature led her to comment that it was easier to be poor then because "everyone was poor." She had an independent childhood with her 2 sisters, biking everywhere, including the Chicago World's Fair. She met a young serviceman, Douglas McAninch of Spokane, WA, in Grant Park in 1942. They dated for a few weeks while he was in training but most of their courtship was by mail while he served in the Army Air Corps in England. When he was discharged in 1945, he hurried back to Des Plaines and married Dell. They drove to Spokane in their 1937 Ford over the Rockies in the winter snows. Doug remembers thinking, "if we make it through this trip, we will make it in our marriage." They were blessed with 3 children, Susan, Ginny and Doug (Marie); 5 grandchildren, Kristine, Heather, Beth, Rick and Annie; and 10 great-grandchildren, Hanna, Lily, Alex, Logan, Jack, Sasha, Marissa, Sofia, Sasha and Katie. Dell was a stay-at-home mom of the 1950's - home perms, Brownies and Girl Scouts, coffee klatches, bowling and bridge club, room mother and chauffeur. She was a loving daughter to her mother, opening their home to her and lovingly tending to her there and then in a nursing home. The family lived in Seattle and then moved to Bloomington, MN in 1962. Dell was always happiest when family was around. The grandchildren have many happy memories of their overnight stays with their Grandma and Grandpa. In 1985, she and Doug moved to Round Lake in Aitkin where she was active as a Lioness and in 1991 she was voted Lioness of the Year. They moved back to the Twin Cities in 2002 and settled into St. Therese of Oxbow Lake in 2005. Dell is survived by her loving husband, Douglas; and 3 generations of family who love her deeply and grieve her passing. There will be a celebration of life Friday, Nov. 18 at 11:00 AM, with visitation at 10:00 AM at Brooklyn Methodist Church, 7200 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park, MN. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred to Allina Home Hospice, 1055 Westgate Dr., Ste. 100, St. Paul, MN 55114. www.gearhartfuneralhome.com

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

NWA/DL F/O Nathan Y. Uyehara

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, NWA/DL F/O Nathan Y. ‘Nate’ Uyehara
February 4, 1951 ~ October 16, 2014
 
The passing of NWA/DL pilot Nathan Yoshiaki Kahekili Uyehara was noted recently in the December Air Line Pilot’s  In Memoriam column.  F/O Nate Uyehara was 63 years of age at the time of his passing on October 16th.   A 1969 graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute and a USAF (80th Fighter Squadron) veteran, I believe F/O Uyehara joined Northwest Airlines 06-02-1995 and was based SEA. 
Arrangements were entrusted to 
Moanalua Mortuary of Honolulu HI   ..  (808) 833-8811
Services were private.
Survived by his wife Susan personal condolences may be sent to the family at
94-306 Kiilani Place , Mililani  HI 96789-2241   ...  (808) 623-4123 
 
Our information is limited....corrections and additional information is always appreciated.
 
Thank you,
        ~ Carol for the PCN
                Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
 
 


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Nathan Yoshiaki Kahekili Uyehara
Died: October 16, 2014
Location: Mililani, Hawaii
        Posted On October 23rd, 2014 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
 
Tribute & Message From The Family  
Nathan passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014.
Nathan was a resident of Mililani, Hawaii at the time of his passing.
He is survived by his wife Susan.
Private services.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations suggested to Trinity Church Central Oahu or Trinity Center for World Missions.




Nathan Yoshiaki Kahekili Uyehara

Posted On October 25th, 2014 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Oct. 16, 2014Nathan Yoshiaki Kahekili Uyehara, 63, of Mililani, an Air Force fighter pilot, died at home. He was born in Hawaii. He is survived by wife Susan, daughters Angela and Shanti, son Chris and mother Francine. Private services. In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations suggested to Trinity Church Central Oahu or Trinity Center for World Missions. Additional information for an obituary published Thursday.

WA/DL Capt. Duane M. Eakin , 1934-1998

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, WA/DL Capt. Duane Millard Eakin
November 13, 1934 ~ March 24, 1998


Belated memoriam....we bring WA/DL Captain Eakin’s name to mention as his name was recently posted in the December Air Line Pilot’s  In Memoriam column....
Born/raised in Oregon, Duane Millard Eakin attended Willamette University after graduation from high school.  He enlisted in June of 1956 and was a Captain in the USAF, a veteran of the Vietnam war.  Following his military service, Captain Eakin joined Western Airlines 08-21-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1994, based SLC then SEA prior to retirement.  Captain Eakin was 63 years of age at the time of his passing.  
His wife Marilyn survives him. 
The Eakins residence is listed as 
940 N Aspen Ct.,  Canby  OR 97013-2626  ...  (503) 263-6696 
 
Thank you,
        ~ Carol for the PCN
                Memorial blogspot   http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
 
Interment Date:  27 Mar 1998
Cemetery:   Willamette National Cemetery
11800 SE MT. Scott Boulevard Portland, OR 97266

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Duane M. Eakin: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice
Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - Friday, March 27, 1998
 
A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, 1998, in Willamette National Cemetery for Duane M. Eakin, who died March 24 at age 63.
Mr. Eakin was born Nov. 13, 1934, in Portland. He graduated from Redmond High School and Willamette University. In 1956, he married Marilyn Harland.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1967. Afterward, he was a pilot for Western Airlines, which was bought by Delta, until retiring in 1994. He lived in San Jose, Calif., Minneapolis and Salt Lake City before moving to Canby in 1983.
Survivors include his wife; son, Jeff of Tigard; daughter, Suzanne ‘Zan’ Murzello of San Jose, Calif.; mother, Oma of Madras; brother, Merle of Astoria; sister, Brenda Hector of Hermiston; and one grandchild.

The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Canby Funeral Home.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

NAL/PAA/DL Capt. James L. Richards

 
From: Steve MillsSent: Friday, December 26, 2014 2:08 PM
Subject: NAL/PAA/DAL Captain Jim Richards service details
 
Details for Captain Jim Richards burial services are as follows:
On December 29, 2014 Friends and family will depart Beyers Funeral Home (address below) at 1 PM for a motorcade to the Florida National Cemetery at Bushnell for inurnment. Jim's remains will be escorted by the Florida Patriot Guard (link below).
Beyers Funeral Home
134 North Hwy 441
Lady Lake, FL 32159
352 753 4444
Inurnment is scheduled to take place at 2:30 PM at the Florida National Cemetery. Link below includes directions. Those who prefer may proceed directly to the cemetery for the service.

http://www.floridapatriotguard.com/
http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/florida.asp

*IN MEMORY*

NAL/PAA/DAL Captain James L. "Jim" Richards
DOB Jan 2, 1938     YOH 1967     DOD Nov 22, 2014
USAF Veteran


http://www.villages-news.com/james-jim-l-richards/

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~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, NAL/PAA/DL Capt. James L. ‘Jim’ Richards
January 2, 1938 ~ November 22, 2014


Late news with the passing of NAL/PAA/DL Capt. James Leonard Richards has been received....... New York based, Captain Richards began his commercial flying carrier 09-11-1967.  Memorial services were held November 25th in Florida.  Inurnment will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell on December 29th as is noted in his obituary.  Captain Richards is survived by his wife Nancy Schrope Richards.  Whitepages lists their contact as     2144 Willow Grove Way , Lady Lake  FL 32162-4342
Should we hear more 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/
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From: Steve Mills   Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 11:03 AM
Subject: Sad News-NAL/PAA/DAL Captain Jim Richards
Late word was just received today of the passing of Jim Richards. Jim was a good friend and fishing buddy when he and Nancy lived near us in Palm Coast before moving to The Villages. He had been ill with Parkinsons for some time but his death is still distressing. I hope to have details of his Dec 29 burial service to pass on at a later date.
http://www.villages-news.com/james-jim-l-richards/

James ‘Jim’ L. Richards

James ‘Jim’ L. Richards, 76, surrounded by family in his last hours, passed away peacefully in The Villages, FL on November 22, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. The son of Silas Richards and Nell Hartness, he was born January 2, 1938 in Starkville, MS, graduated from Mississippi State University, and went on to serve his country in the US Air Force from 1965 – 1967, flying C130 planes for the 464th Troop Wing, Pope AFB, NC. He retired after a career as a commercial airline pilot. Jim leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years, Nancy, his children, Keith, Danny, and Barbara, eight grandchildren; Kristina, Kimberly, Lauren, Kyle, Brandon, Tyler, Alex, and Austin, and two great-grandchildren; Madison and Kyndall. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Richards, and will be missed by several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at North Lake Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception. Pastor Dave Stull will preside. Inurnment will take place at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell on December 29, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Operation Shoebox, 8369 East Highway 25, Belleview, FL 34420.