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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Death of Pilot Instructor Major (Ret.) John Joseph Brislan, 56

Major (Ret.) John Joseph Brislan, 56
Aug 16, 1958 ~ April 27, 2015

Major John Brislan Major (Ret.) John Joseph Brislan, 56, of Ringgold, Ga., a loving husband, father, and beloved family member, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015. John passed after a five month battle with cancer. John will be remembered as a family man and a patriot. Major (Ret) Brislan proudly served in the United States Air Force for 23 years and followed his service with 14 years at Delta Airlines as a Pilot Instructor. He is preceded in death by parents, William and Carmie Brislan; his sister, Kathleen Linsenbigler; and niece, Michelle Matyas. He is survived by his loving wife, Janet; his two sons, Kyle and his wife, Jami Brislan and Zacheriah. He will be dearly missed by his family members: Vivian and George Judzewisch, Steven Langston, Brandon Griggs and Beth Wright, Shawn Henry and Julie Anderson, Kim and Frank McPherson and their daughter Kayla and grandson Jaxson, Jody and Rob Domjin and their daughter CJ, Sebastian West and Stephanie Deschamps, Emma Jean and Albert Thurman, Arvin and Carla Langston, Dave Linsenbigler, Leo Kern, Tony and Shirley Brokish, and all other beloved relatives too numerous to mention. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 1, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Carroll Allen officiating. Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with U.S. Air Force providing Military Honors. Visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share words of comfort and to view the memorial tribute. The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. today, April 30, at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.


NEA/DL Capt. William A. 'Bill' Duncan Sr.
September 20, 1940 ~ April 23, 2015  
Hired by Northeast Airlines 01-03-1967, Captain Duncan retired with Delta Air Lines in June 1998, based 030/ATL.
Captain Duncan's obituary may still be viewed online at  http://tmralph.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=3085436&fh_id=14549 
Survived by his wife Doris D. 'Dee', personal condolences may be sent to the family at  7041 SW 18th St.,  Plantation FL  33317-5002   ...  ( 954) 791-3352  
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
From: David L. Roberts  Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2015 8:10 AM Subject: DEATH OF RETIRED NE/DL CAPTAIN WILLIAM A. DUNCAN, SR.

CARES AND CONCERNSThank you to retired DL Captain John Morgan for sending the sad news of the death last week of retired NE/DL Captain Bill Duncan.  He was born 9/20/1940 and was hired by Northeast Airlines 1/3/1967.  He spent many years based in Miami.  I don't have an address for expressions of condolence.  Dave

William A. Duncan Sr.

William A. Duncan Sr., 74 , of Plantation, Florida passed away April 23, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Dee Duncan, 3 children, and a sister. He is preceded in death by his brother. The family will receive friends Sunday, 4PM - 8PM and Monday, 1PM - 2:30PM. A funeral service, Monday, 2:30 PM. Interment, Mt. St Mary Cemetery in Queens, New York. Arrangements by T. M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home 954-587-6888 954-587-6888 read more at http://tmralph.com

Funeral Home

T.M. Ralph Funeral Homes - Plantation
7001 NW 4th St NW 70th Ave and NW 4th St  Plantation, FL 33317
(954) 587-6888(954) 587-6888
Published in Sun-Sentinel on Apr. 26, 2015
this msg was forwarded to/from DGW/Julian Black..................

From: Scott [mailto:aa737drvr@aol.com] Sent: Friday, May 08, 2015 10:37 AM
To: info@deltagoldenwings.com       Subject: Capt William A. Duncan Retired
Good Morning 
I am an active American Pilot based in Miami.  I had the pleasure of knowing Captain Duncan for only a short amount of time.   
Just wanted to pass along to you his obituary from April 23rd in case you were not aware.   
Captain Duncan had recently underwent triple bypass heart surgery and removal of a cancer from his lungs.  He passed of a massive heart attack in the afternoon while on his pool deck.   
I spoke to him on Wednesday evening when he was preparing to go to Orlando for a family outing. 
Scott Patterson

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NC/RC/NWA Capt. Charles William Clawson

Korean war veteran, NC/RC/NWA Capt. Charles William Clawson 
March 2, 1932 ~ April 24, 2015
Notification with the passing of retired NC/RC/NWA pilot Captain Charles William Clawson, age 83, of Fort Wayne IN.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.mausfuneralhome.com/ 
Visitation will be the evening of April 28th at Maus Funeral Home of Attica, Indiana, with funeral services the next day, April 30th.
Captain Clawson is survived by his wife Betty Stewart Clawson.  Whitepages lists their residence as 2817 Briar Bush Lane , Fort Wayne  IN 46815-8073   ... 
(260) 749-2498  (734) 665-2323
Should we receive more information, we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Charles William Clawson, 83, of Fort Wayne, died at 2:11 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the IU Health Hospital, Lafayette.
Charles was born on March 2, 1932 in Lafayette. He was the son of the late Charles Wilbur and Lois (Harper) Clawson. He was raised in Williamsport until the age of 7 when he moved to Rockville. He graduated from Rockville High School in 1950 and later from Purdue University in the School of Aeronautics. He had lived in Ann Arbor, MI for 30 years and Ft. Wayne for the past 27 years.
Charles married his childhood sweetheart, Betty A. Stewart on November 18, 1989 in Ft. Wayne. She survives.
Charles served in the US Army during the Korean War. He had worked as an air line pilot for 38 years for North Central Airlines, Republic Airlines and Northwest retiring in 1993. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Fort Wayne. He was an avid gun collector and had written four books about firearms and their history.
Surviving along with his wife, Betty, are a daughter, Christiana Clawson of Ft. Wayne; a son, Steven (wife-Megan) Clawson of New Mexico; a step daughter, Valerie Harris of Mulberry; three step sons, Michael (wife-Vickie) Runda and Domonic (wife-Jill) Harris, both of Ft. Wayne, and Martin (wife-Tina) Harris of Woodbury, CT; a sister, Phyllis Daily of Marion; an Aunt, Joan Morgan of Attica; two grandchildren, Steven and Jacqueline Brabbs; fourteen step grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren
Visitation will be held at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Tuesday, April 28, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Brian Morgan officiating. Burial with military honors will be held in the Riverside Cemetery, Attica.
Condolences may be sent online at  http://www.mausfuneralhome.com/
  .Maus Funeral Home Inc.,  704 Council St Attica, IN  47918  ...  (765) 764-4418

Monday, April 27, 2015

DL Capt. Harry Candler Yarborough

USAF veteran, DL Capt. H. Candler Yarborough
November 13, 1939 ~ April 26, 2015
Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Harry Candler Yarborough, age 75.  Captain Yarborough joined Delta Air Lines 01-03-1966 and retired in May 1997.  He was based Houston and Atlanta for the majority of his career, then 030/LAX at the time of his retirement with Delta.
To view the online obituary and sign the guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.bradfordokeefe.com/ 
Survived by his wife Linda personal condolences may be sent to the Yarborough family at  
417 E Beach Drive , Ocean Springs  MS 39564-5132   ...  (228) 872-2349
Captain Yarborough's obituary notes that celebration of life services will be set at a later date.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Captain Candler Yarborough, 75, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 26, 2015.
Candler was an exceptional husband and loving father. He retired as a distinguished captain after 33 years of service with Delta Airlines. Candler enjoyed helping the community by volunteering as a fireman and paramedic while residing in Houston. He was a proud patriot and U.S. Air Force Veteran.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 47 years, Linda Rabby Yarborough; his sister, Ann Neil; his daughters, Cheryl, Julie and Debbie; his granddaughter, Keira; and his nephew, Jimmy Neil.
Everyone who remembers Candler is asked to celebrate his life in their own way. Raising a glass of their favorite drink in his memory would be quite appropriate.
Friends and family will come together at a later date to celebrate his life.
The Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Homes, 911 Porter Ave., Ocean Springs, MS 39564      (228) 875-1266   Hours: 24/7
View and sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com  

NC/NWA Capt. Robert G. Buley

Navy veteran, NC/RC/NWA Capt. Robert 'Bob' G. Buley
December 29, 1944 ~ April 21, 2015
Word has been received with the passing of retired NWA pilot Captain Robert George Buley, age 70.  From what I can find, following his military commitments and schooling, Captain Buley joined North Central Airlines in 1976 and retired with Northwest Airlines in 2004.  Captain Buley had a very distinguished aviation career...please see below.  Facebook postings indicate Captain Buley died of stroke complications.
To sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.jandtfredrickson.com/memorials-remembrances/ (The website notes that Captain Buley's obituary will be posted in the days ahead.)  A celebration of Captain Buley's life is planned for May 17th in Holmen, Wisconsin....please see RTCA article and local newspaper listing below. 
Whitepages lists the Buley's residence as
 N8520 Holseth Road , Holmen  WI 54636-9233  ...  (608) 526-3613
Should we receive further updates, we will be sure to pass along that information.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
RTCA Honors the Memory of Captain Robert G. Buley
Friday, April 24, 2015
by: RTCA Staff     Section: RTCA News


RTCA was saddened to hear of the death of Bob Buley, former Co-Chair of SC-147, Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System. He was described by his peers as the “guru” on collision avoidance system technology. His illustrious career in aviation was featured in RTCA’s Volunteer Spotlight in *February 2014. “The aviation world is mourning the loss of an industry pioneer,” stated RTCA President Margaret Jenny. “Bob truly contributed to significant safety improvements and the betterment of the aviation industry and will truly be missed by his friends and colleagues.”
Celebration of Bob’s life will be from 1 to 5 PM Sunday, May 17, at Drugan’s Castle Mound Country Club in Holmen, WI. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Woodruff Chapel, La Crosse, WI, is assisting the family.
*Note:  full 2014 RTCA article can be found at http://www.natca.org/ULWSiteResources/natcaweb/Resources/file/Media%20Center/RTCA2014article.pdf and scroll down page 4 ...  thank you/CF
Capt. Buley's work experience....
Robert Buley Air Data Fusion, Inc.
Capt. Robert G. ...
www.caaaccreditation.org, 11 Jan 2002
Capt. Robert G. Buley, Northwest Airlines
Captain Buley is currently a line pilot who also serves as a Manager of Flight Technical Development for Northwest Airlines. In that capacity, he is responsible for a number of projects in the flight technical and operations area including Northwest Airline's collision avoidance program and the satellite navigation and advanced landing systems program. In addition he represents Northwest Airlines in a number of activities related to global airspace and air transport modernization.
During the last several years he has been deeply involved in the management of all activities Northwest currently has under way with what was formerly the Soviet Union, in addition to a number of special initiatives with the Peoples Republic of China. He is also very active in industry efforts pertaining to aircraft and flight crew performance. He is currently a member of NASA's Space Transportation and Aeronautics Advisory Committee and NASA's Air Traffic Management Research and Development Executive Steering Committee. In addition he served six years as a member of the FAA's R E & D Advisory Committee. Captain Buley also chaired the Air Transport Association's (ATA) Flight Systems Integration Committee, the ATA Human Factors Task Force, and is currently the chairman of Special Committee 147 of the RTCA. This latter activity is charged with developing a national standard for the Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System, TCAS. He also served as chairman of the ATA's Satellite Navigation Task Force and was an active participant in the FAA/Industry MLS Task Force.
Captain Buley was deeply involved in the development of the first complete airline sponsored abinitio pilot training program, a joint effort between NWA and the University of North Dakota's John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences (JDOSAS). He continues to be involved with the JDOSAS in an advisory capacity and as a guest lecturer.
Other activities have included membership of NASA's Aeronautical Research and Technology Subcommittee, the Advanced Cockpit Technology Task Force and NASA's Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on the High Speed Civil Transport. In July of 1997 he was elected to serve as a Practitioner Trustee of the Council on Aviation Accreditation. In 1992 Captain Buley was awarded the Aviation Week Laurels Award for his work on TCAS. In 1995 he was presented with the International Cooperation Award by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for his work with the former Soviet Union on GPS/GLONASS.  Captain  Buley is the 1996 recipient of the Laura Tabor Barbour Award administered by the International Flight Safety Foundation. This award is presented for individual leadership in civil and military flight safety efforts and presented as a means of acknowledging his leadership in the field of aviation human factors and collision avoidance system development. He is also a recipient of the RTCA Achievement award for his leadership of Special Committee 147.
Captain Buley is a U.S. Navy veteran. After leaving the Navy he attended the University of Wisconsin and then began his flying career. Prior to joining North Central Airlines in 1976, he was experienced in virtually all aspects of civil aviation including bush flying in Alaska, Part 135 charter, corporate aviation, and commuter airlines. Captain Buley has accumulated approximately 18,000 flying hours and currently holds Type Ratings in the CV-580, DC-9, MD-80 and AIRBUS A-320.

From: RNPA News    Sent: Friday, April 24, 2015 7:40 AM   Subject:  Bob Buley Notice.

Pastor Bob White reports................ 

Bob was instrumental in the development of the collision avoidance system at NWA and involved in the airlines negotiations for flights with China and Russia.
newspaper posting..............
Robert ‘Bob’ G. Buley
HOLMEN — Robert “Bob” G. Buley, 70, of Holmen died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse. Celebration of life will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 17, at Drugan’s in Holmen. A complete obituary will follow. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Woodruff Chapel, La Crosse, is assisting the family. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Latrelle Sutton Smith, widow of DL Capt. Lou Smith

former DL F/A Latrelle Sutton Smith, widow of DL Capt. Lou Smith
May 6, 1936 ~ April 15, 2015
Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member Mrs. Latrelle Sutton Smith, widow of DL Capt. Louis 'Lou' Nolan Smith who flew for Delta Air Lines from 1951-1981.  Captain Smith passed on October 12, 2014, just 6 months ago.  The Smiths had most recently resided at 125 Habersham Waters Ct.,  Atlanta  GA 30350-4606  ...  (770) 394-5483 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit
Visitation and funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be held Monday, April 27th at Sandy Springs Chapel in Sandy Springs GA.
            Thank you,
                    ~ Carol for the PCN
.....................................obituary ......................................
Latrelle Sutton Smith, 78, of Dunwoody died peacefully in her home April 22, 2015. Born in South Georgia, she was the youngest of 4 children and moved to Miami as a flight attendant with Delta Airlines. While flying with Delta, Latrelle met the love of her life, Captain Louis N. Smith, to whom she was married for 56 years. She is survived by her children, Belinda and Skip, and granddaughter, Ashley. Latrelle was known for loving life and living it to the fullest. She will be greatly missed and remembered as a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. Funeral Services will be held, Monday, April 27, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Sandy Springs Chapel. Interment will follow in Arlington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. prior to the service at Sandy Springs Chapel, 136 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE, Sandy Springs, GA. 30328
Sandy Springs Chapel
136 Mt Vernon Highway
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 255-8511 

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

NWA Capt. Hans G. Waldenstrom

NWA Capt. Hans G. Waldenstrom
December 1, 1940 ~ April 23, 2015
News has reached us with the passing of RNPA member retired NWA pilot Captain Hans Goran Waldenstrom, age 74.  Captain Waldenstrom joined Northwest Airlines 08-05-1968 and retired with Northwest in 2000.  The Waldenstroms had most recently made their home at 15148 Portside Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908.  
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.bradshawfuneral.com/obituary  Arrangements have been
entrusted to Bradshaw Funeral Home of Stillwater, MN.  Visitation and a memorial service have been scheduled for May 15th at Rockpoint Church in Lake Elmo, Minnesota.  Captain Waldenstrom was widowed in 2010 with the passing of his wife Mary.  Survived by their children, perhaps the best contact for the Waldenstrom family would be c/o daughter Susan at 3427 Maureen Lane, Stillwater  MN 55082-6991  ...  (651) 342-1630.
Should we receive further updates we will be sure to pass along that information.
              Thank you,
                  ~ Carol for the PCN
Waldenstrom, Hans
Passed away from brain cancer, peacefully surrounded by family on April 23, 2015. Preceded in death by wife, Mary, who died on November 1, 2010; brother, John; and their parents. Survived by daughters, Susan Waldenstrom, Karla (Timm) Strand; grandchildren, Cole, Gillian, Lucy, and Isabel; brother, Carl (Sharon) Waldenstrom; sister, Karin (Erkki) Mikkola; sister-in-law, Nancy Waldenstrom; many nieces and nephews; and a multitude of dear friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 15 at 2:00PM at ROCKPOINT CHURCH, Hwy 36 and Keats Avenue, Lake Elmo. Family will receive guests one hour prior to the service and at a reception following the service, both at church. Memorials may be sent to Prelude Memory Care or to St. Croix Hospice. 
Name: Mary M. Waldenstrom
Date of Birth: Tuesday  April  15, 1941
Date of Death: Monday  November  01, 2010
Age at Death: 69 years, 6 months, 17 days

From: William & Lynn Day     Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:07 PM     Subject: Passing of NWA pilot Hans Waldenstrom

With profound regret I report that NWA Captain and RNPA member Hans Waldenstrom, age 74,  passed away the morning of April 23, 2015. Hans was hired by NWA on August 05,1968 and retired on December 01, 2000. He resided in Ft. Meyer, Florida and was proceeded in death by his wife Mary. 

There is a memorial service planned for 2 Pm May 15 at Rockpoint Church in Stillwater, Minnesota. There will be more information forthcoming regarding a possible Florida memorial service.

Bill Day

From: RNPA News Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2014 4:15 PM
Subject: RNPA News: Hans Waldenstrom Update. 

Hans Waldenstrom update.

Hans Waldenstrom was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Please go to his Caring Bridge Site for more information:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NWA/DL Capt. Gary Lee Sutton

USAF veteran, NWA Capt. Gary Lee Sutton
September 18, 1951 ~ April 7, 2015
News with the passing of NWA Captain Gary Sutton has been received.  Born September 18, 1951 Captain Sutton was 63 years of age at the time of his passing April 7th.  Captain Sutton joined Northwest Airlines 07-08-1988 and retired with Delta Air Lines.  

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/azcentral/obituary.aspx?pid=174681284  Also, son Robert invites you to share stories and pictures by contacting the family at his email address:   robertsutton77@gmail.com 
Captain Sutton had most recently resided at
1544 E. Aloe Place , Chandler, AZ 85286-2202  ...  (480) 802-8464. 
Services for Captain Sutton will be held this Sunday the 26th in Chandler, Arizona ...  please see information below.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
....................................Obituary.......................Gary Sutton, 63, of Chandler AZ passed away on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 in his home from heart failure after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Gary was a loving father, grandfather and sibling. He will be missed by many, including his children, Robert & Robin, grandchildren Ander & Aidan, siblings Joe, Don, Janet and their families, Chip, Shaunna, Jane, Molly, Abby, Mike, Matthew & Jordan. Gary was a graduate of Chandler High School (class of 1969) and Arizona State University. He went on to earn an MBA from the University of Southern California and became a decorated pilot in the U.S. Air Force. After that he continued his flying career with Northwest & Delta airlines. He will be remembered most for his deep love and commitment to his family and for his infectious sense of humor. He also loathed tomatoes with a passion. Services will be held Sunday, April 26th at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chandler, AZ at 2pm, followed by a celebration of life at San Tan Brewery at 3pm  ( those websites are http://htlutheran.com/  and    http://www.santanbrewing.com/ )

From: rsiakel@cs.com Sent: Monday, April 20, 2015 1:09 PM   Subject: Gary L Sutton - NWA/DAL pilot

Dear Friends
My father, Gary Sutton passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in his home from heart failure after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Gary was a loving father, grandfather and brother. He will be missed by many. He will be remembered most for his deep love and commitment to his family and his infectious sense of humor.
Services will be held Sunday, April 26th at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chandler, AZ at 2:00 p.m. followed by a celebration of life at San Tan Brewery at 3:00 p.m.  http://www.santanbrewing.com/
Thank you all for being part of Gary's life. If you have any pictures or stories you would like to share, please feel free to email me at robertsutton77@gmail.com
Sincerely,Robert Sutton

Thursday, April 16, 2015

WC/RW/RC Capt. Walter R. Stonebraker

WWII veteran, WC/RW/RC Capt. Walter 'Stoney' Stonebraker
January 30, 1922 ~ April 3, 2015
Notification with the passing of WWII veteran retired pilot Captain Walter Raymond Stonebraker, age 93.  Captain Stonebraker joined West Coast Airlines 06-15-1950, made the mergers with Hughes Airwest and Republic, and retired with Republic Airlines in 1982.  You can learn more of Walt's military background in the fall 2013 issue of the Idaho Military Museum newsletter http://museum.mil.idaho.gov/Newsletters/Fall2013.pdf 
Also, story and pictures at http://www.afpaa.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140206-167.pdf  (retired 190th Fighter Squadron P-51 pilot). 
Read even more of Walt's military career at http://museum.mil.idaho.gov/Newsletters/4thQtr2009.pdf  (page 5 of the newsletter).

Captain Stonebraker was widowed in 2011 with the passing of his wife of 67 years Elaine Stoaks Stonebraker.  He is survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/idahostatesman/obituary.aspx?n=Walter-Stonebraker-Stoney&pid=174650648  Captain Stonebraker had most recently resided in Boise Idaho. 
Perhaps the best contact for the family would be c/o daughter Shelley Rupert at 5422 W. Cruzen St.,  Boise  ID 83706-1132  ...  (208) 376-5114.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Walter "Stoney" Stonebraker
Walter died peacefully the morning of April 3rd of natural causes. He was born in Lewiston, Idaho to George and Emma (Robinson) Stonebraker. He spent his youth in Cascade, Idaho riding horses, skiing, and working beside his father at their ranch, driving trucks and learning to fly. Walter's father was an early Idaho aviation pioneer. Walter soloed at age 16, which began his career and lifelong love of flying.
Walter attended the University of Montana, where he began flight training in the Civil Pilot Training Program. When WWII broke out, Walter was accepted into the Marine Corp as an officer. After training, he boarded the aircraft carrier Bennington as a fully qualified Corsair F4U carrier pilot. He flew 120 combat missions in the pacific, receiving 5 Air Medals and the Distinguished Cross.
Upon leaving the Marines in 1945, Walter went to work as a commercial airline pilot, retiring in 1982 from Delta Airlines. He also flew with the Idaho Air National Guard from 1952-1966. He retired having accumulated 44,000 flying hours.
Walter married Elaine Stoaks in 1944. Their marriage of 67 years was blessed with 3 children; Peter, Sheryl, and Shelley. They lived in Montana, Idaho, Washington state, 35 years in Scottsdale, Arizona, and finally back to Boise to be near family. Together they enjoyed boating, flying, playing competitive doubles tennis, walking, and riding with the motorcycle club.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Wanda and Beverly; and his wife, Elaine. He is survived by his sister, Bettylou Donnelley of Boise; his son, Peter Stonebraker (Jackie) of Novato, California; daughters, Sheryl Bothell (David) of Bainbridge Island, Washington, and Shelley Rupert of Boise. Walter and Elaine also have 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
A family celebration of life will be held at a future date. Walter's family would like to thank the highly professional and caring staff of Willow Park Assisted Living. Goodbye, Dad, you are a hero to many and will be greatly missed.

Funeral Home  :  Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel
5400 Fairview Avenue Boise, ID  83706
(208) 376-5400  
Elaine Stonebraker: Newspaper Obituary   

Elaine passed away peacefully the morning of November 27, 2011. She was born April 12, 1923 in San Diego, California, the only child born to Ethel and Charles Stoaks. Elaine was a gifted musician. She learned the cello from her mother. Elaine's mother died when she was fourteen and she was fortunate to have had a loving relationship with her step-mother Freda, who taught her to sew and gave her a lifelong love of sewing. fabrics and ultimately quilting. Elaine graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1944 and married her husband Walter (Stoney) Stonebraker one month later. Their marriage of sixty seven years took them to many places, Montana, Washington, Idaho, Arizona and ultimately back to Boise to be near family. Elaine was a good mother. She was consistent, caring, an excellent listener and always non-judgmental. All her children's friends "wanted a mother like Elaine". She loved reading, sewing, skiing, and was an accomplished doubles tennis player. Elaine was ahead of her times in many ways especially with regards to health. She was knowledgeable about healthy foods, vitamins and nutrition. There were no unhealthy food items allowed in her house! Elaine was an award winning and nationally recognized quilter. Her quilts were all of original design and considered works of art. Her pieces were all hand stitched and many hang in some of the finest homes in the Pacific Northwest and Southwest. Her piece "Rising Moons" hangs in the Quilters Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. She spent many years perfecting her designs and skill.........................

NWA Capt. Richard Neil Jacobson

USAF veteran, BN/NWA Capt. Richard Neil Jacobson
January 29, 1948 ~ April 9, 2015

Friends and colleagues write of the passing of RNPA member retired NWA pilot Captain Richard Neil Jacobson, age 67.   Following his time with the USAF and Braniff Airways, Captain Jacobson joined Northwest Airlines 09-06-1982.  Friends write that he retired with Northwest in 2001.  Captain Jacobson had most recently resided in Arizona (623-547-5461) (928-684-3832), and Park Rapids MN (218-732-0535).  He is survived by his children Andrea Jacobson, Cheryl Jacobson Rath, and Skipp Martin Jacobson.  Arrangements are not yet known.  Should we receive more information we will be sure to pass it along to you.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN

From: RNPA News Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:02 PM   Subject: Rich Jacobson Has Flown West.

Retired Delta, NWA, Braniff, USAF pilot, and RNPA member Captain Richard Jacobson has flown west. This information originated from within the Braniff network and NWA/Delta pilot David Steel. Service arrangements are pending, likely to take place at Park Rapids and probably a military at the Punch Bowl in Hawaii.

Bill Day


Rich Jacobson1948-2015
From Dave Steel.

"Rich Jacobson passed away last week after an 8 year battle with cancer".  Dave added: "Rich passed Thursday morning at about 6:00am cdt.  He was in PHX and all his children were able to get there in time to say their goodbyes.  He was divorced quite a few years ago – 3 children and I think 5 Grandkids."

Charlie Kehoe added: "He’d gotten a cold or something and with no immunity protection; it transitioned into Pneumonia."
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Rich began his aviation career in the Air Force flying C-130s and KC-135s.  He joined Braniff in 1977 and stayed until the bankruptcy filing.  Another opportunity came along with Northwest Airlines and he upgraded through the seats finally leaving Northwest in 2001 as a B-747-400 Captain.  Rich divided his time between his home in Park Rapids, MN and in Peoria, AZ.  He was 67 years old when he passed away.

John North
Webmaster: BraniffList.com

NWA Capt. Glenn E. Eggert

Correction:  Please forgive our misunderstanding...Captain Eggert passed away at 0850 on Tuesday, that was the morning of April 7th. 
Updates and corrections are always appreciated!
                Thank you,

                    ~ Carol for the PCN  
Navy veteran, NWA Capt. Glenn E. Eggert
February 14, 1939 ~ April 7, 2015

News has been received with the passing of RNPA member retired NWA pilot Captain Glenn Elliott Eggert.  Born/raised in Wisconsin Captain Eggert was 76 years of age at the time of his passing last Tuesday.  He had most recently resided at 
11709 E. Terra Dr.,  Scottsdale, AZ 85259-5903   ...  (480) 314-0777
Widowed in 2006 with the passing of his wife Joan, Captain Eggert is survived by their son Sean Ian Eggert.  Arrangements are not yet known.  Should we hear more we will be sure to pass the information along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN

From: William & Lynn Day    Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:26 AM   Subject: Passing of NWA pilot Glenn E. Eggert

..................NWA and RNPA member, Captain Glenn E. Eggert passed away 4/7/2015 in Arizona after a long bout with cancer. Glenn was born 02/14/1939 and was hired by NWA 10/19/1964. His prior flight experience was in the USN where he flew the AD (A1E) Skyraider fighter bomber. Glenn was well known at NWA, having served for years as an instructor pilot and lastly as an instructor on the 747/400. He retired 02/14/1999.  

Joan Wilhelmina Eggert
Date of Birth: Sunday  August  29, 1943
Date of Death: Thursday  May  11, 2006
Age at Death: 62 years, 8 months, 12 days 
Last known residence:  Scottsdale , Arizona

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

DL Capt. Donald H. Perry

USAF, Vietnam war veteran, DL Capt. Donald H. Perry
March 8, 1947 ~ April 10, 2015

News has reached us with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Donald H. Perry, age 68.  Following a distinguished military career, Captain Perry joined Delta Air Lines 08-16-1990 and retired with Delta in 2004, based CVG.  He is survived by his wife Alice, their children and grandchildren. 
To view the online obituary please visit the funeral home website at http://ecnurre.com/obituaries/details.asp?id=3421  Personal condolences may be sent to the Perry family at 3677 HOPPER RIDGE RD. , CINCINNATI, OHIO 45255-5064  ...  (513) 753-3778.  Arrangements were entrusted to E.C. Nurre Funeral Home of Amelia, Ohio.  Visitation and services for Captain Perry were held yesterday April 14th in Ohio. 
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Donald H. Perry, resident of Pierce Township, Clermont County, passed away at his home at the age of 68. He was born on March 8th, 1947 in Lodi, Ohio to Anne Strandborg Perry and the late Harold H. Perry, the older brother of Lawrence H. Perry. Harold and Anne raised Don and Larry in New London, Ohio from their home on S. Clifton Street, and Don graduated from New London High School in 1965. While in High School Don was the class President for Junior year, achieved the Honor Roll all four years, played Football and Track, attended Boy’s State, was in Thespian and Honor Society, and played Trombone in the Marching, Concert, Dance, and Symphonic Band. Little did he know at the time, but the pretty little trombone player in the seat next to him, Alice T. Reid of Fitchville, Ohio would go on to eventually be his wife and mother to his three children.
From New London High School, Don went to Case Institute of Technology (now Case Western Reserve University) to study Chemical Engineering and joined the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. During the summer break after his Freshman year, Don took Alice on their first date up to Put-In-Bay on Lake Erie, Ohio. He must have made a good impression, because after two years of dating between Cleveland and Elyria, where Alice was in Nursing School, she agreed to marry the “poor college bum”. During his Junior year at Case, Don met his other life-long love when he started flying lessons. He was coaxed out of the cockpit long enough to finish his classes and graduated in January of 1970, commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the USAF.
Don began his Air Force career at Columbus AFB in Mississippi where he finished pilot training, and was promptly deployed to Vietnam to fly the A-37B, Dragonfly from Bien Hoa, South Vietnam. Over the one-year tour, Don flew over 400 hours of combat missions and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross four times and 16 Air Medals. Don returned from Vietnam to a variety of flying assignments including the O-2A, A-7D, A-10, and AT-38. He was stationed in Alabama, Arizona, California, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Virginia in the United States as well as the Panama Canal Zone and South Korea abroad. Ultimately he was promoted to Major, and in 1990 he retired with twenty years of service. Not to be kept on the ground for long, Don was hired by Delta Airlines and continued his aviation career for another 14 years. He was a flight engineer, first officer, and captain in the MD-88, B-737, B-757, and B-767ER out of the hub in Cincinnati, OH.
Don was a loving husband and is survived by his wife of 46 years, Alice T. Perry of Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a devoted son to his surviving mother Anne Perry, and is preceded in death by his father Harold Perry. He was a close friend and loving brother and is survived by Larry Perry of Orlando, Florida, along with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was a wonderful father to three children: Donald K. Perry is currently following in his father’s footsteps as an Air Force Officer and Pilot in Little Rock, Arkansas; Robin L. Hume is working as a Director of Regulatory Affairs for Jazz Pharmaceuticals currently in Brooklyn, New York; and Kevin A. Perry is an Operations Analyst for Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas. Lastly, it is on very good authority that he was an amazing grandfather to four surviving grandchildren: Perry I. Hume and Madelene G. Hume from New York along with Darren N. Perry and Audrey D. Perry from Texas who will all miss their grandfather very much.
There will be a memorial ceremony for family and friends at 11:00am until time of memorial service at 11:30am on Tuesday, April 14th at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, 177 West Main Street, Amelia, Ohio 45102. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, anyone interested in making donations may do so by contacting the charity of their choice.

> From: Anthony Anderson [ mailto:stihl@fuse.net ]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 5:38 PM
> Subject: Passing of Don Perry CVG ret.
> I attended Don Perry's funeral today in Cincinnati. He retired from Delta in 2004............Don Perry....................
> 3677 Hopper Ridge Rd
> Cinci 45255
> Could you pass it on to any agencies within DALPA that might need to know.
> Tony Anderson
> 484964 cvg