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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

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