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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Carly Rigby, grand daughter of DL Capt Robert Minarcine family

.....a sad loss for the family of DL Captain Robert Minarcine  
Please see below....and thank you,
                                    ~Carol for the PCN
 
In Memory of Carlene Jane Rigby
August 5, 2010 - March 22, 2015

 
.......................Obituary............................
Carlene Jane Rigby entered into her Heavenly Father's Kingdom on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Born on August 5, 2010, Carly blessed her family with joy, happiness and adventure. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Carly loved learning the scriptures, singing primary songs and knowing that she is a daughter of God. Carly attended Stratford Academy, where she was eagerly learning to read. She had worked hard to overcome severe apraxia. Carly also enjoyed tap and ballet lessons at Madison's Dance Studio.
 
Carly's big brown eyes and bright smile brought sunshine, even on the cloudiest days.
 
Carly will forever be mourned by her family: parents, Jason and Jodi Rigby; brothers, James and Jacob, sister, Sarah Katherine (Snowy); great-grandparents, Carlene Holbrook, Athelene Carter, Webster Marlowe, grandparents, Bob and Suzanne Minarcine, James and Diana McKee, Stephen and Jackie Rigby, Curt Page and Domingo Price, Bob and Maria Greenway, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and her very special babysitter, Amanda Martin.
 
Carly was preceded in death by her brother, Glenn (3/22/00 – 11/2/05), her Papaw, Lester Carter, and her uncle, Charlie Bear.
Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Macon Ward, 1642 Williamson Road on Friday, March 27 at 2 p.m. with Bishop Ryan Dixon presiding. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery (Madison Street). The family will greet friends on Thursday, March 26 from 5-7 p.m. at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street.
 
Visit www.snowsmacon.com to express condolences.
Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street has charge of arrangements.

From: Dr. Suzanne M. Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 8:48 AM
To: PCN DEATH Notice Mgr Subject: Death of our granddaughter

Our precious 4 year old granddaughter, Carly, died Sunday morning in her home.  She was my shadow and helped me with yard work and watched airplane and car videos with me.  We are all just devastated.  Words escape us right now.


Captain Robert Minarcine
DAL Reitred
109 Lake Pointe Dr
Macon GA
478-254-7922

Friday, March 20, 2015

NWA Capt. Donald Arnold Miller

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, NWA Capt. Donald A. Miller
December 19, 1924 ~ March 6, 2015
 
Notification with the passing of retired NWA pilot Captain Donald Arnold Miller, age 90.  Captain Miller was with Northwest Airlines from 08-19-1946, first as a radio operator and then as a pilot until his retirement in December 1984.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Heritage Memorial Chapel of East Wenatchee, Washington ...  (509) 470-6702. 
Should you have further questions Captain Miller's obituary below indicates that his son Garner may be contacted at 360-970-4412.
                    Thank you,
                        ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
.................Donald A. Miller .............
Donald A. Miller, 90, of Wenatchee, WA, died March 6, 2015. He was a proud Navy Veteran of World War II and later, flew for Northwest Airlines for over 30 years. Except for flying, his most enjoyable work was when he was a Douglas County Planning Commissioner.
He is survived by his sons, Rand and Garner Miller.
To read his full obit go to: www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com  (see below)
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Donald (Don A.) Miller died March 6, 2015. He was born December 19, 1924, in Onamia, Minnesota, and grew up and went to school, partially on a farm near Wabasso, Minnesota, and partially in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When Pearl Harbor was bombed during World War II, December 7, 1941, he enlisted in the navy and was in combat until Germany surrendered. He always wanted to be a pilot, and at the end of the war he learned to fly. He did crop dusting until Northwest Airlines hired him, and he flew for them over 30 years. He flew through Europe, the U.S., and mostly throughout Asian counties. At age 60 the FAA required pilots to retire. Wenatchee was one of his stops when he first started flying for Northwest Airlines, and he admired Clyde Pangborn and copilot Hugh Herndon for their forty-one hour flight from Japan non-stop from Sabishiro beach near Misawa to Fancher Heights Airport. For that reason, Don moved to East Wenatchee, and he and a partner built houses. Except for flying, his most enjoyable work was when he was a Douglas County Planning Commissioner.
He is survived by son Randal Miller, his wife Christy Miller and their son Joseph Miller and their daughter Sharing Kanyer, her husband Samuel Kanyer and their son Shepherd; and by son Garner Miller, his wife Michaela and their sons, Maxwell and Luke.
Also by sister Lori Kenneally, her daughter Tricia Sudbeck and husband Steve Sudbeck; her son Mike Kenneally and wife Cindy Kenneally. Also by his brother Eugene Miller, his wife Hilda Miller and their daughter Pamela White and husband Al White, and their daughter Gail Dyer and husband Larry Dyer.
Also by the children of his brother Marvin Miller and his wife Mary Lou Miller, Marvin Miller, Mitchell Miller, Martin Miller, and Mary Lynn Miller-Olesen.
Contact Garner Miller at 360-970-4412.
 
 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

PAA/DL Capt William C. 'Bill' Ellis Sr.

~ IN MEMORY ~
PAA/DAL Capt. William 'Bill' Charles Ellis Sr.
July 24, 1944 ~ March 8, 2015
News with the passing of ALPA member retired PAA/DL pilot Captain Bill Ellis has been received, but I've not been able to locate an online obituary to date.  Family tree information tells me that Bill is the son of Hiram F.B. Ellis and Marie Hazzard Ellis who were living in Philadelphia at the time of their marriage in 1938.  Friends tell us that Captain Ellis was a Navy Aviator and after the Navy he flew for Ransome Airlines, which led to Pan American World Airways (hire date with Pan Am 06-10-1987) and his retirement with Delta Air Lines.   I believe he was based 030/LGA.  Captain Ellis is survived by his wife Maureen, their children and grandchildren. 
To the best of my knowledge he had most recently resided at 
 2 Simontown Rd.,  Pemberton, NJ 08068-1938  ...  (609) 894-4252
If you have additional information, please let us know as additions/corrections are always greatly appreciated.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN


 

Bill passed quietly , surrounded by his family. He was stricken with Esophageal Cancer. Bill was a kind and gentle man, while a decorated warrior. Always in good humor and fun to be around. We'll all miss him.
Ken Lankford 

NA/PA/DL Capt. Leslie C. Jacobs

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, NAL/PAA/DAL Capt. Leslie Charles Jacobs
April 5, 1948 ~ March 15, 2015
 
News with the passing of Captain Leslie C. Jacobs has reached us....Captain Jacobs joined National Airlines 01-01-1979, then flew for Pan American, and was based QNY/030 with Delta Air Lines at the time of his retirement.  Captain Jacobs was widowed in 2005 with the passing of his wife Emily Coker Jacobs.  He is survived by his children and grandchildren.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.usreyfuneralhome.com/ 
Services for Captain Jacobs were held yesterday March 18th in Alabama.  Captain Jacobs had most recently resided at 
303 Hawthorne St.,  Talladega,  AL  35160-2919   ...  (256) 362-9027
                Thank you,
                    ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituary........................
http://www.usreyfuneralhome.com/ 
Leslie Charles Jacobs, 66, died Sunday, March 15, 2015. He is survived by his loving children: Karin Jacobs Woodruff (Chad), Leigh Jacobs Willingham (Lee) and Rebecca Jacobs. Surviving grandchildren are Addison Hope Woodruff and Charles Parks Woodruff. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily Coker Jacobs and his parents, Dr. Allen C. Jacobs and Hope Jacobs and brother, Dr. Parks Jacobs. Surviving are his siblings: Cleve Jacobs (Patti), Jean Hope Buckner (Bob), Dr. Mitchell Jacobs (Sandi), Lucy Millican (Jay), sisters-in-law Suzanne Coker Berry (Steve) and Marybeth Coker Pitman (Eddie) and companion Emily Robbs Conover. Leslie is also expecting his third beloved grandchild in April 2015.

Leslie was a member of the Talladega High School Class of 1966 and graduated from the University of Alabama in 1970. While at the University, he was a member of the Varsity Tennis Team and later admitted into the A-Club. Leslie was a veteran of the United States Air Force and enjoyed a long decorated career with National Airlines, Pan-Am and Delta as a Captain flying around the world. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Talladega and Caravan Men’s Sunday School Class. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Talladega on March 18, 2015 with the burial following at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the church.

Pallbearers: Andy Brown, Jack Edmiston, Charlie Gaines, Joe Hare, Chuck Keith, Julian King, Robert Lumpkin, Anthony Meacham, Jake Montgomery, Brit Parker, George Sims and Patrick Thornton. Honorary Pallbearers are members of the Caravan Men’s Sunday School Class.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Leslie Charles Jacobs to First Presbyterian Church of Talladega or Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega, Alabama.
 
Usrey Brown Funeral Service , 516 East North Street , P.O. Box 299, Talladega, AL 35161 
 
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EMILY COKER JACOBS
August 8, 1948 ~ May 30, 2005
 

Funeral service for Emily Coker Jacobs, 56, will be Friday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Talladega with the Reverends Bill Gandy, Minnie Stovall and Leeann Scarborough officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Jacobs, a native and resident of Talladega, died May 30 at Baptist Medical Center-Montclair in Birmingham. She was a graduate of Talladega High School, Auburn University, and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Since 1991 Mrs. Jacobs was a nursery school teacher at the Episcopal Day School. She was an associate member of the Talladega Junior Welfare League, a member of the Argus Study Club, and a long-time supporter and volunteer of the Talladega Pilgrimage Council. Mrs. Jacobs was an active member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught children's Sunday school and Bible school, was past secretary of the Church Council, and served on many other committees and in many capacities.
Mrs. Jacobs was preceded in death by her father, Oliver Coker. She is survived by her husband, Leslie Jacobs of Talladega, three daughters, Karin Woodruff (Chad) of Talladega, Leigh Willingham (Lee) of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Rebecca Jacobs of Blackwood, N.J., and one granddaughter, Addison Woodruff. Also surviving is Mrs. Jacobs' mother, Beth T. Coker of Talladega and two sisters, Suzanne Berry (Steve) of Birmingham and Marybeth Pitman (Eddie) of Pensacola, Fla. Other survivors include two aunts, Ann Tyler of Charlotte, N.C. and Mary Brown of Talladega, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Blanton, Rick Bliss, Joe Chastain, Wallis Elliot, Frank Hubbard, Jason Smith, Patrick Thornton and Drew Wood. Honorary pallbearers will be the Caravan Class. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, June 2, from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family asks that memorial donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers. Usrey Funeral Home of Talladega will direct the service.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

DL Capt. John C. 'Jay' Steed

~ IN MEMORY ~
Korean war veteran, DL Capt. John C. 'Jay' Steed
November 19, 1926 ~ March 14, 2015 
 
Notification with the passing of USAF veteran retired Delta pilot Captain John 'Jay' Steed, age 88.  Captain Steed joined Delta Air Lines 12-20-1955 and retired with Delta in 1986, based ATL.
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=John+C.-Steed&lc=7230&pid=174416574&mid=6365152  Survived by his wife Catherine personal condolences may be sent to the family at
10873 Shore Drive ,  Williamsburg, MI 49690-9407   ...  (231) 264-8562
Captain Steed's obituary notes that a memorial service will be held at a later date.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
Obituary..........................
John C. "Jay" Steed, age 88 of Elk Rapids passed away on March 14, 2015. Loving husband of 31 years to Catherine. Father of Loretta Steed, Robert (Diane) Steed, Kate (David) King and Nan (David Yeck) Cardella. Grandfather of 6 and several great grandchildren. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Brother of Glenn (Judy) Steed. Preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and one sister. Jay began his love for flying when he earned his wings as a cadet in the USAF. He served during the Korean War and lived in Japan for 2 years. He became a commercial pilot for Delta Airlines; retiring after 31 years of service. Jay took great pride in owning his own Cessna 182, traveling the United States with his wife, Catherine. He was also known for his love of woodworking and poetry, which he also recited. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions made to Wings of Mercy; Michigan and the Father Fred Foundation are appreciated.

-- Covell Funeral Home, 312 Pine Street, Elk Rapids, MI 49629 | 231-264-5666

Sunday, March 15, 2015

WC/RW (NWA) Capt. Kennon B. Sorgenfrei

 
~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII hero, WCA/RW (NWA) Captain Kennon 'Ken' Boyd Sorgenfrei
December 31, 1921 ~ March 6, 2015
 
Word has been received with the passing of WWII veteran retired West Coast Airlines/AirWest (NWA) pilot Captain Ken Sorgenfrei, age 93. 
To date we have only been able to locate the Seattle death notice thus arrangements are not yet known.  Last July we printed some of Capt Sorgenfrei's story as was taken from various news articles:   Kennon Boyd Sorgenfrei, born 12-31-1921 in Oregon, was raised in Washington state and was a 1939 graduate of Snohomish High School.  He enlisted May 27, 1942 in the Army Air Corps.  A July 1943 archived Seattle news article reads: “Among the men reporting to Brooks Field, Tex., for advanced flying training, which will lead to winning their ratings of pilot and aerial observer, were the following men from Washington state.....Kennon B. Sorgenfrei...”.  Salute to our Service Men, a Sept. 19, 1944 news article column reads: “A  second Oak-Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal to 1st Lieut. Kennon B. Sorgenfrei, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. Sorgenfrei of Snohomish, for action as a pilot, from bases in Italy”.  An Oct. 18, 1944 article notes The Purple Heart awarded to 1st. Lieut. Kennon B. Sorgenfrei.
 
Capt. Sorgenfrei had most recently resided at 4525 378th Pl SE  ,  Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9107  ...  (425) 888-5570...please see more below.
 
Should we receive more information as to arrangements, we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
 

Sorgenfrei, Kenno: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA) - Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Deceased Name: Sorgenfrei, Kenno

93 of Issaquah, March 6.
 

 
 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Good Read - HL 212 (3)



From: Carol  Date: 7/21/2014 11:16:12 PM 
Subject: good read.....WWII veteran 1st Lieut. Kennon B Sorgenfrei/WCA Capt. Ken Sorgenfrei

of interest ....passing along a good read....one of the chapters in this book chronicles WWII veteran WCA/RW (NWA)  Capt. Ken Sorgenfrei and his crew....
read more of his personal story in this 1994 news article athttp://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19940724&slug=1921802 
Kennon Boyd Sorgenfrei, born 12-31-1921 in Oregon, was raised in Washington state and was a 1939 graduate of Snohomish High School.  He enlisted May 27, 1942 in the Army Air Corps.  A July 1943 archived Seattle news article reads: “Among the men reporting to Brooks Field, Tex., for advanced flying training, which will lead to winning their ratings of pilot and aerial observer, were the following men from Washington state.....Kennon B. Sorgenfrei...”.  Salute to our Service Men, a Sept. 19, 1944 news article column reads: “A  second Oak-Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal to 1st Lieut. Kennon B. Sorgenfrei, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. Sorgenfrei of Snohomish, for action as a pilot, from bases in Italy”.  An Oct. 18, 1944 article notes The Purple Heart awarded to 1st. Lieut. Kennon B. Sorgenfrei.


Heros Of WWII -- A Hero's Welcome In France (1994 article)

The French have told the story of the Sorgenfrei crew for 50 years.................How 11 American fliers and their 21-year-old commander from Seattle fell out of the sky and into the washboard foothills of the Alps during World War II.............How they joined the French maquis who were in guerrilla warfare against Germany............................How they climbed a mountain to help evacuate a rebel field hospital from avenging German troops..........................And, finally, how they came down off the mountain at war's end to a champagne welcome, greeted by village women who wore silky blouses sewn from their parachutes.............................. Sorgenfrei, a retired commercial airline pilot from Seattle........... knighted by the French government into the Legion of Honor.................The order - France's highest award - was created in 1802 by Napoleon to honor anyone of any nationality for service to France.....................Sorgenfrei, ..........accepting the award on behalf of his crew. ........................The Sorgenfrei crew were trained to fight World War II from a B-24 bomber................ for 37 days after their plane was shot down over a mountain village in France, the 11 young American fliers belonged to the maquis, the scraggly guerrillas who harassed the German occupation forces across France, keeping the dream of freedom until the war was over............Ken Sorgenfrei was 21 when he was sent to Europe to fight for that principle.He and the crew had been together for six months, training in Texas and Kansas. He had 250 hours of flying time when he signed them up for their first B-24.They were assigned to a base in Spinazzola, Italy, and began flying bombing missions over industrial and transportation targets in Germany.............Just one more raid . . .Fifty years ago last Tuesday - July 19, 1944 - the Sorgenfrei crew was on its 43rd combat mission. One more raid on one more German bridge, railyard or highway and their tour would be over.......................


more information at  http://forum.armyairforces.com/losses-of-460-BG-07191944-m92953.aspx  ..... information about the 460th Bomb Group losses on 19 July 1944. This was a bad day for us.  We lost seven planes.   The target was the Allach Engine Factory at Munich.  Here is a list of the losses.

Veterans History Project
Kennon B. Sorgenfrei Collection
(AFC/2001/001/75583), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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THE SHELBURNE ESCAPE LINE
Anacortes author Réanne Hemingway-Douglass announces the release of her new book: The Shelburne Escape Line – Secret Rescues of Allied Aviators by the French Resistance, Britain’s Royal Navy and London’s MI-9. A lifelong Francophile, Réanne tells the true story of the Shelburne Line, a secret escape route for Allied aviators stranded in WWII France, and the only line not infiltrated by the Gestapo. The book pays tribute to the audacity and heroism of the French Resistance members and Allied military and intelligence personnel who made the escapes possible. It also recounts the experiences of some of the numerous Allied airmen who were shot down over Occupied France. Réanne brings a personal touch to these histories, as many of the people she writes about are her friends.

From: Ray D Sent: Monday, July 21, 2014 5:16 PM
Subject: Captain Ken Sorgenfrei, WCA


Captain Ken Sorgenfrei, WCA 

Thought I would pass along that a lady author Reanne Hemingway-Douglass, has written a book entitled The Shelburne Escape Line, and it has an entire chapter dedicated to Ken and his comrades during their escape out of harms way.A great read if anyone is interested in that history during WW II.  Please pass along and hope you enjoy the book. 
Vern Jones

The Shelburne Escape Line
by Reanne Hemingway-Douglass (Goodreads Author)
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00  ·  rating details  ·  2 ratings ·  1 review
This book tells the story of the "Shelburne Line," a secret Breton evacuation route for Allied airmen stranded in occupied France during World War II. It pays tribute to the audacity and heroism of the men and women—French Resistance volunteers and Allied military personnel—who made the Line possible. It also recounts the experiences of some of the numerous Allied airmen w...more
Paperback, 197 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by Cave Art Press
ISBN13 9781934199053
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21566837-the-shelburne-escape-line
 
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Friday, March 13, 2015

PAA/DL Capt. Arvel Wayne Haney

~ IN MEMORY ~
PAA/DL Arvel Wayne Haney
October 17, 1936 ~ March 10, 2015
 
Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Pan Am/Delta pilot Captain Arvel 'Wayne' Haney, age 78.  Captain Haney joined Pan American Airlines 08-07-1964 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1996.  He was based DFW/030 at the time of his retirement with Delta. 
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.biggersfh.com/fh/home/home.cfm?fh_id=13977  or 
 http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?n=Arvel-Wayne-Haney&pid=174374180   Visitation will be Friday evening March 13th with funeral services Saturday morning March 14th in Fort Worth TX.  Captain Haney is survived by his wife M. J. 'June' Haney, their children and their grandchildren. 
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
400 Brock Drive , Southlake, TX 76092-8206  ...  (817) 379-5617
 
                Thank you,
                    ~Carol for the PCN
 
Arvel Wayne Haney Obituary .........................
 
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Arvel Wayne Haney of Southlake, passed away Tuesday evening, March 10, 2015, at home after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his family. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Legacy Church of Christ, 8801 Mid Cities Blvd., 76182. Interment: 2 p.m. in Pope Cemetery, 1606 County Road 4757 (Pope Road), Boyd, 76023. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Biggers Funeral Home, 6100 Azle Ave., Lake Worth, 76135. Memorials: Donations may be made to Christ's Haven for Children, 4200 Keller Haslet Road, Keller, Texas, 76244. Wayne and June Haney are longtime supporters of the children's home and spent many hours coordinating food drives, managing the food pantry, assisting with the annual open house and many other activities for the children and families that live within the homes at Christ's Haven. Donations may also be made to BANDS (Body And Soul Ministries), 3704 Greenbrier Ct., Colleyville, Texas, 76034-8672. Wayne was known for his deep and abiding Christian faith, devoted love of his wife and family, a faithful friend and a generous supporter of the church and family. He was born Oct. 17, 1936, in Fort Worth to Arvel and Mildred Haney. Wayne and June Haney were married May 30, 1956. Throughout his life he lived in Azle, Wichita, Kan., Farmers Branch, San Mateo and Sunnyvale, Calif., and Southlake. He loved his career as a commercial and private pilot. Wayne first soloed at Meacham Field in an Aeronca Champion 7-AC in 1954. He began his professional pilot career with Frontier Chemical Co. in 1956 flying for the companies of Clint Murchison. He was hired by Central Air Lines in 1961 and later by Pan American World Airways in San Francisco, Calif., in 1964. During his time with Pan Am, he began his career as a navigator and advanced to captain on the 747 from 1980 until 1991. He served as a check captain on the 747 when he was stationed in New York. He also served as an ALPA Union representative in San Francisco on the 707. He finished his career with Delta Airlines in 1996. Wayne enjoyed his family, church, golf, tennis, travel, time at the lake and his many friends. Survivors: His wife, Mrs. June Haney; his children, Jere Haney, Nancy Haney and Mark Haney; his grandchildren, Zoe Haney and Joshua Haney; his siblings, Alice Waggoner, Jim Bob Haney and Lynn Haney; his beloved nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.
Biggers Funeral Home - Fort Worth
6100 Azle Ave. , Fort Worth, TX  76135 ...  (817) 237-3341
 -Visitation  :  Friday, Mar. 13, 2015  from  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Biggers Funeral Home - Fort Worth
6100 Azle Ave.  , Fort Worth, TX  76135
 -Funeral  :  Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015  at 11:00 AM
Legacy Church of Christ , 8801 Mid Cities Blvd.
 

DL Capt. Edward Paul Smith

Dear friends, you are invited to join in the celebration of DL Capt. Edward Paul Smith's life..................
Saturday, May 9th from 4-8:00 PM at the
Smith residence,  12532 Darvish Lane , Alpharetta  GA 30005.....
please see information below....thank you/Carol for the PCN
 

From: David L. Roberts Sent: Monday, April 06, 2015 12:26 PM   Subject: Celebration of Life for Edward Paul Smith (5/9)

From:  Ed & Cheryl Smith's granddaughter Elsie.
I am writing on behalf of my grandmother, Cheryl Smith (cc-d here). We would be very appreciative if you could please forward the invitation below to the Retirement Network you manage.

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Please see below an invitation to a Celebration of Life for Edward Paul Smith. Ed retired from Delta Airlines as an L-1011 International Captain, serving Delta for 33 years from 1964-1997. During his service, he was based out of New Orleans, Dallas, Los Angles, and Atlanta.

Please RSVP by using the link below.



RSVP BY CLICKING HERE


Read Captain Edward Smith's obituary here:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?n=edward-paul-smith&pid=174384050
 

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~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Edward Paul Smith
December 12, 1936 ~ March 9, 2015

News with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired DL pilot Captain Ed Smith has been received.  Captain Smith joined Delta Air Lines 08-03-1964 and was based ATL/031 at the time of his retirement in January 1997.
Survived by his wife Cheryl Barrett Smith, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
12532 Darvish Lane , Alpharetta  GA 30005-7828  ...  (770) 864-1496  ...  (678) 620-0193
We understand that Memorial Services will be held for Captain Smith but those arrangements are not yet known.  Should we receive more information we will be sure to pass it along.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 
Captain Edward Paul Smith of Alpharetta, Georgia born December 12, 1936 took his last flight west on March 9, 2015. Ed is survived by his wife of 39 years, Cheryl Barrett Smith. Ed was born in Louisville, Kentucky and resided in California, Washington D.C., and Louisiana. He graduated in 1955 from Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1956, he began collegiate studies at the University of San Francisco in California. By 1964, he attained a Bachelor of Science Degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, where he was a member of the Beggars Fraternity. Ed entered the United States Naval Flight Training program in 1958; upon completion, he accepted a commission as a Second Lt. in the United States Marine Corps. He served nine years in the Marine Corps with an honorable discharge at the rank of Captain in 1967. Ed retired from Delta Airlines as an L-1011 International Captain, serving Delta for 33 years from 1964-1997. During his service, he was based out of New Orleans, Dallas, Los Angles, and Atlanta. Ed was a vestry member of St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Thomaston, Georgia. Ed's pride and joy was the rehabilitation of The Elms Plantation, circa 1838, a Greek Revival raised cottage in Talbot County, Georgia. In 2001, Ed was honored by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation with an award of excellence for complete rehabilitation of The Elms. His profound knowledge of the classics, history, and preservation distinguished Ed in all his many endeavors. Throughout his life, "Fast Eddy" was an avid car enthusiast, winning several awards for building, refurbishing, and maintaining classic exotic cars. Ed is survived by his three children, James Alexander Smith, Claire Smith Thornton, and Stephanie Smith Lievsay; three grandchildren, Jonathan Edward Boman, Elise Nicole Blasingame, and Jack Edward Lievsay; two sisters, Elizabeth Dolores Covey and Mary Alexes Miller; the mother of his children, Barbara Blaine Smith; four nieces, Sarah Miller Corey, Melody Blust Duke, Renee Degioanni Humme, and Emily Elizabeth Mimbs; two nephews, Jared Barrett Briant and Blair Nicholas Briant; three great grandchildren, Haley, Abriella, and Kylah Boman; in-laws, Dr. Ronald Anthony Barrett, Kathleen Langston Barrett, Charlene Barrett Degioanni, Paul Adrian Degioanni, Cynthia Rita Barrett, Karen Barrett Goldenberg, Richard A. Goldenberg, Ronald Anthony Barrett Jr., Cadence Wagner Barrett; and his beloved dachshund Lulu. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at: https://www.michaeljfox.org/get-involved/donation2.php?pg=tribute
.Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Mar. 13, 2015

From: Wayne Witter Sent: Monday, March 09, 2015 1:52 PM   To: PilotCommunicationNet@googlegroups.com


FELLOW PILOTS, FLIGHT ATTENDANTS & FRIENDS OF CAPTAIN EDWARD P. SMITH.....................................

Ed went home to be with the Lord at 00:15 this morning.  He went peaceably in his sleep with his family at his side.  As soon as Cheryl gets the details set with the kids, etc., I will forward it to you all.  Ed is to be cremated & there will be a Memorial Service for him here in ATL and/or perhaps MSY.  Will send it all out as soon as I receive it in the next couple of days!  Thanks to you all for your thoughts & prayers for Ed & for Cheryl & the rest of the family. Stand by....................

Wayne

From: Wayne Witter captwow@bellsouth.net  
Sent: Sunday, March 08, 2015 1:50 PM   To: 'PilotCommunicationNet@googlegroups.com'
 
Captain Ed Smith, 78, is in Embracing Hospice in Cumming, GA* & is not expected to live but a few more days!  His wife Cheryl & other family members are at his side with many pilots & friends coming in for a few minutes.  It is VERY sad to see him in this condition knowing him for the 35+ years some of us have.  Ed was based in MSY & ATL and retired in 1997. He was very active in ALPA work & a true friend.

Contact Information:

Cheryl Smith    678.426.1712  (mo)      cherylbsmith@att.net                            12532 Davish Lane
770.964.1496 (h)                                                                                  Alpharetta, GA 30005   

                                    
More information to follow as the situation dictates.

Wayne O. Witter
MSY/ATL/LGA

770.393.2118                 captwow@bellsouth.net

NWA/DL F/O Todd D. Perry

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA/DL  F/O Todd Douglas Perry
August 29, 1966 ~ March 9, 2015
 
Notification with the passing of NWA/DL pilot F/O Todd Douglas Perry, age 48.  Todd joined Northwest Airlines 04-30-2001 and was a First Officer based MSP with Delta Air Lines up until the time of his illness.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at www.thurston-deshaw.com 
Survived by his wife Karyn personal condolences may be sent to the family at
20353 Guarani St. NW , Oak Grove, MN 55303-9028  ...  (763) 712-8794
Todd's obituary notes that Memorial Services will be held Friday morning, March 13th , at Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Andover, Minnesota  http://www.foclutheran.org/ 
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
Todd   Douglas  Perry  ..  obituary........................
Todd D. Perry, age 48, of Oak Grove passed away peacefully March 9, 2015 after a short and courageous battle with ALS.
He was a devoted husband, father, son and brother. He was born Aug. 29, 1966. He graduated from Irondale High School in 1984 and then graduated with a BS in Business Aviation at the University of N.D., where he met his wife, Karyn. They were married July 27, 1996. They have two beautiful children, Ashton and Lauryn. Todd went on to his dream career as a pilot for Northwest Airlines and most currently was a First Officer on the Airbus at Delta Airlines – he loved his job. Todd’s philosophy was T.C.B. – take care of business and to always “smile.” That was evident in how he lived his full life. He loved being with his family, raising and playing with his children and wife. He was an avid jogger, woodworker and handyman.
Todd is survived by his wife, Karyn; children, Ashton and Lauryn; mother, Joni; father, Doug (Diane); siblings, Steve (Laurie), Sandy (Dan) Jones and Troy (Beth); in-laws, Mary and Jerry Schultz; sister-in-law, Kristi (Daniel) Gylten; nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives. A special thanks to HCMC ALS Clinic, Comfort Keepers, Olson Elementary, SFEN, SFMS and Delta Airlines.
A visitation will be held Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, 13817 Jay St. NW, Andover. Memorial service will be held Friday, March 13, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 16345 Polk St. NE, Andover.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the ALS Association – MN/ND/SD Chapter.

Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home, Andover, 763-767-7373.  www.thurston-deshaw.com

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lissi Lunge Barbieri, wife of NEA/DL Capt. Quintin V. Barbieri

~ IN MEMORY ~
Lissi Lunge Barbieri, wife of NEA/DL Capt. Quintin V. Barbieri
January 3, 1924 ~ March 8, 2015
 
News has reached us with the passing of Lissi Lunge Barbieri, wife of Delta Pioneer and Delta Golden Wings member retired NEA/DL pilot Captain Quintin V. 'Vic' Babieri.  Condolences may be sent to Captain Barbieri and his family at  
31 Sagamore Road , Marblehead  MA 01945-2128  ...  (781) 631-7454
More information appears below......
                Thank you,
                    ~ Carol for the PCN
 

From: JON J MAYNARD Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:46 AM  Subject: Passing of Lissi Lunge Barbieri wife of Capt.Quintin Barbieri NEA/DL Yellowbirds


Received the following message today from Retired Captain Quintin Barbieri:
 
Just wanted you to know my wife Lissi Lunge Barbieri, passed away Sunday 8 March, 2015. She was 91 years old in Jan last and we were just 3 & 1/2 months short of 50 yrs married. Time Flies so enjoy life BEST u can. One of the best things that ever happened to us was being merged with DELTA. Quintin.
 
Both Quintin and Lissi were longtime Yellowbirds. There will be no published obituary or services Lissi will be buried in her native Denmark. Captain Barbieri retired as a L1011 captain from SLC.
 
Quintin's address for condolences is    
Quintin Barbieri
31 Sagamore Road , Marblehead, MA   0194 5- 2128
Jon J Maynard
President Yellowbird Chapter of Delta Pioneers
Delta Employee and Retiree Care Fund   
(H) 617.787.2620
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DL Capt. G. Doug Evans

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL Capt. G. Doug Evans
December 24, 1955 ~ March 6, 2015
 
Notification with the passing of DL pilot Captain Glenn Douglas Evans, age 59.  Captain Evans joined Delta Air Lines 09-04-1985 and was based 030/CVG.  Captain Evans' obituary notes that services were held yesterday March 10th in Indiana.   He is survived by his wife Gayle Dolson Evans, their children and their grandchildren.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.meyersfuneralhomes.com/ 
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at 
1166 County Line Road , Batesville, IN 47006-9010   ...  (812) 933-0261
Should we receive any further information we will be sure to post all updates.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
Doug Evans "The Train Guy" operating S-gauge model train layout at the Batesville Mmorial Public Library
 
Life Legacy .....................................
 
 Doug Evans, age 59 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at his home. Born on December 24, 1955 in Normal, IL to of Glenn W. and Nancy L. (Jones) Evans. He married Gayle Dolson on September 15, 1978 in Colorado Springs, Co.
 
 Doug was a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and served several years in the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a pilot for Delta Air Lines.
 
 Doug was a husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother. He was also a pilot, an avid model railroader, and an amateur sailor. He was known around Batesville as “The train guy” and loved sharing his passion with others. His display at the library would attract hundreds of visitors each holiday season. He always had a one-liner ready, like “it’s not okay to be stupid,” one of his favorite quotes by Frank Zappa. He was a past member of the Whitewater Valley Railroad and the Batesville Area Historical Society for several years, and he was more recently a member of the Columbus Model Railroad Club. He enjoyed creating things and attacked woodworking, model railroading, and electronics projects with studied perfectionism. Doug was always working to improve his craft and to master both the technical and artistic aspects of his projects. Equally at home with a chainsaw or soldering iron, his handiwork and knowledge of craft will be greatly missed. He was always learning and had a fascination with History and electronics. Doug loved spending time with his two grandkids who dubbed him “Joji”. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
 
 Doug is survived by his wife, Gayle, his sons Bryan (Rachel) Evans of Westfield, IN and Neal Evans (Jill Van Gee) of San Antonio, TX, his daughter Leslie (Chris) Hill of Cedar Lake, IN; grandson Jacob Hill and granddaughter Caroline Evans; his mother Nancy Evans and one sister Amy Evans (Steve Curl) both of Grand Junction, CO.
 

 A memorial service will be 6pm on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, IN. Rev. Charles Flory officiating. Military honors will follow services at the funeral home.

Monday, March 9, 2015

RW/NWA Capt. Robert E. Tracy

~ IN MEMORY ~
RW (NWA) Capt. Robert E. Tracy
May 23, 1935 ~ October 24, 2014
Belated notice...noted in the January 2015 Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam column, we see the passing of Northwest pilot Capt. Robert E. Tracy.............

Sunday, March 8, 2015

RW (NWA) Capt Keith M. Hollingsworth, CDR USN ret.

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII & Korean war veteran, CDR USN ret. RW (NWA) Capt. Keith M. Hollingsworth
August 29, 1920 ~ January 4, 2015
 
Belated notice...noted in the March 2015 Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam column, we see the passing of Northwest pilot Captain Keith M. Hollingsworth, age 94.  Hughes Air West sources have provided me with some background information...Jack writes: "An old Pacific Airlines seniority list shows Keith M. Hollingsworth as  a date of hire 9-27-49 with 749 days of Military leave. (Korea) The Hughes Air West annual shows Keith as a 1941 Navy Cadet having flown the R5D (DC4) as plane commander and retired Navy Commander".   Keith was flying the DC-9s for Hughes Air West, based SFO prior to his retirement which would have been in 1980.  This was just prior to the merger with Northwest.  Keith is the father of RW/NWA/DL pilot Captain Brian Lee Hollingsworth who is currently based DTW/031/International with Delta Air Lines.  
 
Captain Keith Hollingsworth had resided in Pleasanton, California after retirement and more recently in Frisco, Texas.  He was widowed in August of 2013 with the passing of his wife Elizabeth 'Betty' Hollingsworth.
 
My information is limited so if anyone has more information to add...additions/corrections ... please do let me know as all are welcomed.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 
..............................................................
Keith M. Hollingsworth
Birth:  Aug. 29, 1920
Death:  Jan. 4, 2015
CDR US NAVY
WORLD WAR II & KOREA 
Burial:  Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Plot: Section 89 Site 350
....................................................................
Elizabeth Hollingsworth .....Obituary
Hollingsworth, Elizabeth
Betty Hollingsworth, wife for 68 years of Commander Keith M. Hollingsworth United States Navy Retired, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013. A service to celebrate Betty's life will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2013, at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco TX.




 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

DL Capt. Ronald B. Baran

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL Capt. Ronald B. Baran
September 12, 1954 ~ November 17, 2014
 
Belated notice...noted in the January 2015 Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam column, we see the passing of Delta pilot Captain Ronald Bruce Baran, age 60.  Captain Baran joined Delta Air Lines 07-26-1990 and was based ATL.  He is survived by his wife Christine Tyc Baran, his children and grandchildren, and many other friends and extended family members.  Captain Baran's obituary may still be viewed online at  http://www.mowellfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1461255  The Baran family is listed in the whitepages directory as  
104 Sawleaf Lane ,  Peachtree City, GA 30269-2260   ...  (770) 631-8548  
Should we hear more we will be sure to pass along the information.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 

Obituary....................

Ronald Baran, 60, died unexpectedly on Monday, November 17th, 2014, in his home in Peachtree City, GA.
Ron was born in Highland Park, MI to Michael and Anne Baran. He attended the United States Air Force Academy, graduating in 1976. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and went on to have a successful career as a pilot with Delta Air Lines.
Ron was a generous and kind man who loved his faith and his family, especially his devoted wife, Christine née Tyc, whom he married in 1977. He wanted only to use wisely all that the Lord had given him, so he gave countless hours to volunteer activities and to serving the less fortunate. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Ron is survived by his father, Michael; his wife, Christine; his children, Charles Baran, Geneva Leonard, and Barbara Pace; his 13 grandchildren; 5 siblings; and numerous relatives and friends.
A Requiem Mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 21st, 2014, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church at 587 Landers Drive, Mableton, GA. A viewing will be held on Thursday, November 20th, 5:00PM – 8:00PM, at Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home in Peachtree City, GA. In lieu of flowers, his widow has requested that donations be made to the Pregnancy Aid Clinic at pregnancyaidclinic.org.