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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Peggy Hancock, wife of DL Capt. Murall D. Hancock

Peggy Hancock, wife of Delta Golden Wings member retired DL pilot Capt. Murall D. Hancock
February 24, 1939 ~ August 29, 2015
Survived by her husband, personal condolences may be sent to the Hancock family at the address we have on file:  
2167 Silversmith Lane , Stone Mountain, GA 30087-1714  ...  (770) 938-6786
Services are planned for September 1st in Tucker, Georgia. 
Please see obituary below for information.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN   
Peggy Hancock's obituary...............................................
Peggy Futral Hancock, 76, of Stone Mountain, Georgia and Naples, Florida, passed peacefully on August, 29th, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.  Peggy was born in Savannah, Georgia on February 24, 1939, and grew up across the street from Forsyth Park. She learned to roller-skate and to ride her sister's bike around the fountain there. She was a graduate of Commercial High School. Peggy met Lt. Murall Hancock, the love of her life, while he was stationed at Hunter Air Force Base as a pilot. They married and, after starting their family while in the U.S. Air Force, settled in Stone Mountain once Murall became a pilot for Delta Airlines. Peggy was a long time member of the Morning Glories Garden Club. She and Murall have been members of the Christian Friendship class at First United Methodist Church of Tucker for more than four decades. As a stay at home mom, Peggy provided wonderful meals, carpool rides, kisses and band-aids on scraped knees, and many packed picnic baskets for family outings. She instilled a love for nature in all of her children by never missing an opportunity to point out a beautiful sunset, fluffy clouds on a summer day, or the moon and stars in the night sky. For all of those things, we will forever be grateful. Peggy is survived by Murall, her devoted husband of 58 years, and their four children, Chris, Chuck (Tamara), Robin, and David (Maria); grandchildren, Courtney (Kris), Amelia (Will), Eilis, Lydia, Katherine, Neil, Emory, Nathan, Eric, Sam, Charlotte, and Sophia; and great grandchild, Jolene. Surviving also are siblings, Sam Futral, Jane Dooley, and John Futral, and numerous nieces and nephews. "Our last kiss shall be as sweet as our first, and my heart full of your love will rest next to yours in God's arms. And we will watch God's starry sky forever - together." ~ Murall Hancock. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church of Tucker, 5095 LaVista Road, Tucker, Georgia, 30084, on Tuesday, September 1st at 2:00 p.m. in the main sanctuary, officiated by Rev. Dr. Jim Higgins, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The United Methodist Children's Home, 500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, 30030, 404-327-5820 in her memory.
A. S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory.
From: Aubray Abrams Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2015 5:09 AM  Subject: Wife of Murall Hancock

Peggy Hancock, wife of retired Delta pilot, died August 29th, 2015.  The obituary is in the Atlanta Journal Sunday Paper.  A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Tucker, GA. on Tuesday September 1 at 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

NEA/DL Capt. Raymond E. Roy

WWII/Korean war veteran, NEA/DL Capt. Raymond E. Roy
November 9, 1921 ~ August 17, 2015
News has reached us with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired NEA/DL pilot Captain Ray Roy, age 93.  Captain Roy joined Northeast Airlines 06-11-1953 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1981, based Boston.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.barilefuneral.com/stoneham.html  or
http://barilefuneral.tributes.com/obituary/show/Raymond-E.-Roy-102764440  which should take you directly to Captain Roy's obituary.  Services will be held in Stoneham MA on August 20th with viewing the evening prior.  Survived by his wife Catherine M. 'Peg', personal condolences may be sent to the family at 7 Hanford Road,  Stoneham, MA 02180-2128  ...  (781) 438-2602
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN

Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:26 PM
Subject: Message from Ray Roy's daughter

Yesterday, Ray took his last flight. Below is a quick bio we would love you to share with the Delta family.
Warm regards from my mom, Peg Roy.
Raymond Roy took his last flight on August 17, at the age of 93. He grew up in Lowell and graduated from Lowell High School and Lowell State University. Peg and Ray met in 1945 while riding the bus between Lowell and Boston.

Ray began flying very early in his life. His early flying included giving rides for $2.00 to any civilian who was daring enough to ride with him.

He began his career in the Army Air Force as a flight cadet. He began active service in Army Air Corp, during WWII, teaching Chinese officers basic flight training. At the end of WWII, he joined the Air Force Reserves and was activated again during the Korean Conflict.

After the Korean Conflict, Ray joined Northeast Airlines and eventually, Northeast was acquired by Delta Airlines. Ray retired from Delta as a captain in 1981 and enjoyed a fabulous retirement with Peg, traveling the world and enjoying their family of 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28), STONEHAM, Thursday, August 20th at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass celebrating Raymond's Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Wednesday, August 19th from 4-7pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment at Saint Patrick Cemetery, Stoneham.

Kathleen M Haley, President
Framework Performance Consulting, LLC

Monday, August 17, 2015

Delores Chatterton, widow of NWA Capt. Dalton K. Chatterton

Delores Chatterton, widow of NWA Capt. Dalton 'Del' Chatterton
July 8, 1923 ~ August 1, 2015
Notification with the passing of Delores Chatterton, widow of NWA Captain Dalton Knox Chatterton who passed in 2013....see below.
Delores was 92 years of age at the time of her passing.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.glickfamilyfuneralhome.com/notices/Delores-Chatterton 
The Chattertons had most recently resided in Boca Raton, Florida. 
Interment was at The Boca Raton Mausoleum on August 6th, arrangements were entrusted to Glick Family Funeral Home.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Chatterton, Delores Virginia
was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on July 8, 1923, to Theresa and Albert Score. She went to Ramsey Junior High and Washburn High School, where she sang the leads in the musicals Naughty Marietta and Rose Marie. Delores attended the Minneapolis College of Music where she studied voice and piano. She studied under Dr. Berthold Busch of Germany. Along with enjoying music, Delores enjoyed designing and building homes, interior decorating, cooking and entertaining. She sang in the church choir, even excelling as a soloist. She was also involved in Women's Ministries and was the social director at The Edina Baptist Church, now Grace Church of Eden Prairie. These were important parts of her life, in addition to being a teacher for children's Sunday School and for Vacation Bible School. Delores married Dalton K. Chatterton (Chat) on January 4, 1944. He was a Commander in the United States Navy and a Captain for Northwest Orient Airlines, now Delta Airlines. Together, they built 18 custom homes in Edina and Lake Minnetonka. They have two children, Dennis Chatterton (and his wife, Carol) of Punta Gorda, Florida, and Darlene Beckett (and her husband, Dr. Kenneth Beckett) of Boca Raton, Florida. They were also blessed with five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Delores had one sister, Juanita Bryant (Mrs. Virgil Bryant) of La Jolla, California, (and her son, James Carlberg and his wife Judy from San Diego, California.) Delores was preceded in death by her husband "Chat", after 70 years of marriage. In 1970, Delores and "Chat" retired to Boca Raton, Florida, leaving Edina, but they continued to enjoy summers at Bay Lake in Minnesota for twenty years. Delores passed away in Boca Raton surrounded by her family on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Interment was at The Boca Raton Mausoleum at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 6, 2015. Glick Family Funeral Home (561-672-1880) has been entrusted with arrangements. 
.published Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN) - Sunday, August 9, 2015

NWA Capt. Dalton Knox ‘Del’ Chatterton
August 31, 1917 ~ July 23, 2013
Notification of the passing of RNPA member retired NWA pilot Captain Dalton Knox Chatterton, age 95.  I have not been able to locate an obituary yet, but I believe Captain Chatterton was born in Illinois and raised in the Minneapolis MN area.  I believe he was a Navy veteran having enlisted November 16, 1939.  Captain Chatterton hired on with Northwest 12-10-1945 and retired in 1977. 
Survived by his wife Delores Seane Chatterton, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
6768 Villas Dr. E , Boca Raton  FL 33433-5043  ...  (561) 362-6016 
Should we receive further information we will be sure to update our blogspot at http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/ 
        Thank you,
            ~ Carol for the  PCN  

NWA Capt. Richard A. Angelo

....looking for more information re Capt. Richard A. Angelo......
believe this to be Richard Albert Angelo, WWII Air Corps veteran, born/raised in Michigan and was 90 years of age at the time of his passing...
perhaps flew for NWA predecessor and would have retired prior to merger with NWA...  
spouse Marjorie? 
address:  41350 Fox Run Apt 320 , Novi, MI 48377-5043  ...  (248) 588-2160  (248) 585-6530
    Thank you for any other information that you might be able to share...

        ~ Carol for the PCN   


NWA Capt. Richard A. Angelo
 June 3, 1924  ~ April 04, 2015
As noted in the recent Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam column, belated notification with the passing of NW pilot Captain Richard A. Angelo.
To date I've not been able to locate his work background or an online obituary.  If anyone has more information, please let us know and we can update our notice.
            Thank you,

                ~ Carol for the PCN 

 ALPA Angelo, Richard A.    Captain in Apr 2015 Aug-15 A 

DL Capt. John A. Mastronardi

Vietnam war veteran, DL Capt. John 'Jack' Mastronardi
May 8, 1942 ~ June 3, 2015
Notification with the passing of Delta pilot Captain John Anthony Mastronardi, age 73.  Captain Mastronardi joined Delta Air Lines 10-16-1972 and was based Atlanta.  The online obituary may still be viewed at http://answertel.org/mowellfh/?p=8974 
Survived by his wife Jean personal condolences may be sent to the family at
235 Broadmoor Drive , Fayetteville  GA 30215-2779  ...  (770) 461-8242
As noted in the news article below, memorial services have not yet been set and will be announced at a later date.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
John Mastronardi  obituary.......................................
John Anthony “Jack” Mastronardi, 73, of Fayetteville, passed away on June 3, 2015. Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and friend. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him. Jack was a disabled veteran, having served as a pilot in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a retired pilot from Delta Air Lines. He was a member of Whitewater Creek Country Club and an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Mastronardi.  He is survived by his spouse, Jean Lavoie Mastronardi; his daughters, Lia Mastronardi of Cape Girardeau, MO, and Jena Frederick and husband Joey of New Orleans, LA; his son, Nick Mastronardi and wife Bobbie Sue of Fayetteville; his grandchildren, Hudson Frederick, Leo Mastronardi, and Marcus Mastronardi; his mother, Dorothy DePietro Mastronardi of Port St. Lucie, FL; his sisters, Meri Mastronardi and husband, Scott Yianacopolus of Lynnfield, MA, Jeanne Coffey of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Anne Mastronardi of Port St. Lucie, FL; his brother, Ronald Mastronardi of Boston, MA; his brother-in-law, Warren Lavoie; his sister-in-law, Rita Heller and husband David; and his niece, Adria Mastronardi Crispino.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Norwalk, CT –
John Mastronardi
Retired Delta Airlines pilot and golf enthusiast
John Mastronardi (called Jack by everyone who knew him) passed away on June 3 after a valiant and courageous battle with multiple myeloma. He was 73 years old.
He leaves his beloved wife, Jeannie (Lavoie) and their children, Lia Mastronardi of Cape Giardeau, MO, Jena Frederick and her husband, Joey of New Orleans, LA and Nick and his wife, Bobbie Sue, currently of Fayetteville, GA. Jack is the son of Dorothy DePietro and the late Anthony Mastronardi and is also survived by his siblings, his sisters, Merilyn and her husband, Scott Yianacopolus of Lynnfield Jeanne Coffey and Anne Mastronardi, both of Port St. Lucie, Florida and a brother, Ronald of Massachusetts; his grandchildren, Hudson Frederick and Leo and Marcus Mastronardi, a brother-in-law,, Warren Lavoie of Georgia, a sister-in-law, Rita and her husband, David Heller of Florida and many dear cousins (especially George West) and nieces as well as his long time pal and dear friend, Johnny Lanza and many other friends.
Jack graduated Revere High School, Class of 1960 and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – RPI, Class of 1964 where he received his degree in mechanical engineering. He played baseball and was the captain of the team in his senior year. He served his country during the Vietnam War achieving the rank of Captain in the US Air Force. He later became a Delta Airlines pilot, a job he performed with distinction and from which he retired after 30 years.
He was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his relatives and friends at his gorgeous home on a spectacular golf course in White Water Creek, Fayetteville, GA. He was an ardent student of the game of golf and came to be quite proficient at it. He enjoyed reading and talking about golf, watching it on TV and he especially loved playing endless rounds of golf whenever he had the chance. He was a master of the game and scored a ‘hole in one’ a few years ago.
He is remembered by many people who have known him over the years as a great companion, an intelligent, kind and generous person who was always willing to offer help to all who needed it. Many were the beneficiaries of his advice, his wise counsel and his always helpful suggestions in traversing life’s difficulties.
He was particularly honored by a young South Vietnamese soldier, Pham Quang Khiem, who Jack trained during the war in Vietnam, in an article written for an Air Force publication. Khiem, who was aided by Jack both financially and socially when he had to flee that country, received assistance for himself and his family during a harrowing time. He credits Jack with his later success in the United States where he lives and has prospered as an airline pilot. He gives thanks to Capt. Jack Mastronardi for all the effort he made on his behalf.
Jack, who his cousin, Kevin, called “The Aristotle in the family,,” was a leader and a great “thinker.” Like the Greek, he had his keen mind always working on something, analyzing some issue, doing research on various subjects (like studying the stock market, etc.) and basically continuing to provoke and inspire others with his profound insights. And he was a perfect “devil’s advocate.” It was a delight to speak with him on many topics because you always learned something from him. In addition, he could tell a great story….he had a sly wit and a great sense of humor.
He was intelligent as well as street smart and was a savvy and canny observer of life, the likes of which we will not see anytime soon.
He will be greatly missed by many people.
Memorial services have not yet been set. Announcements will be made at a later date.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

WC/RW/NWA Capt. George Duaine Solomon

WC/RW (NWA) Capt. George Duaine Solomon
November 26, 1930 ~ March 27, 2014
As noted in the recent Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam column, belated notification with the passing of RNPA member retired NWA pilot Captain George Duaine Solomon, age 83.  Capt. Solomon originally hired on as a steward with Empire Airlines 06-29-1950.  He was Chief Pilot based SEA for a number of years.  He made the various mergers with West Coast Airlines and retired with Hughes Airwest by 1980.  ALPA listing:   Solomon, George D.    Captain in Mar *2015 Aug-15 A
(*note year of death 2014 rather than 2015)

George Duaine Solomon was the son of early Empire/West Coast pilot & Chief Pilot Capt. George John Solomon Sr. (hire date 06-11-1945, DOB 03-09-1910, date of death 09-19-1998).

Married August 2, 1953, Capt. George Duaine Solomon was widowed in December 2013 with the passing of his wife Diane.  The Solomons had most recently resided in Normandy Park, Washington.
Burial site:  Washington Memorial Park , SeaTac  WA.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Capt. George Duaine Solomon
    Birth:  Nov. 26, 1930    Leavenworth, Chelan County WA
    Death:  Mar. 27, 2014   Burien , King County , WA

 Spouse:  Diane Marie Farnsworth Solomon
            Birth:  February 
15, 1934
            Death:  December 5, 2013


RC (NWA) Capt. Wayne A. Lybeck

USAF veteran, RC (NWA) Capt. Wayne A. Lybeck
August 26, 1936 ~ April 27, 2014
As noted in the recent Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam column, belated notification with the passing of RNPA member retired Republic (NWA) pilot Capt. Wayne Anthony *Lybeck (*note spelling is Lybeck rather than Lybec), age 77.  
Captain Lybeck's obituary may still be viewed online at http://www.davidcbrownfh.com/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/id/2498979  Captain Lybeck had most recently resided at 43219 Alva Drive , Belleville MI  48111. 
Services were held in Michigan.  
 Interment:  Hillside Cemetery , Belleville MI ..... see
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Wayne A. Lybeck obituary.................................
Wayne Anthony Lybeck, age 77, a Belleville resident for 60 years passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014.  He was born Wednesday, August 26, 1936 son of the late Anthony & Margaret Lybeck. 
He was proud Veteran of the United States Air Force.  After his service he was a pilot on a 727 for Republic Airlines until he retired.  He was a life member of the Belleville Moose, member of the Van Buren Eagles, a member of the American Legion, and a Charter member of the Huron Valley Conservation Association.  He was a generous friend to many and will be dearly missed by all.  

Visitation will be Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 10:00 A. M.-1:00 P. M. followed by a 1:00 P. M.  funeral service at David C. Brown Temporary Viewing Chapel, 500 E. Huron River Drive, Belleville, Michigan with Deacon Peter Cornell officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery Belleville, Michigan.   

NC/RC/NWA Capt. Richard Lee Latterell

NC/RC/NWA Capt. Richard L. Latterell
April 3, 1943 ~ March 17, 2015
As noted in the recent Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam column, belated notification with the passing of NC/RC/NWA pilot Capt. Richard Lee Latterell, age 71.  Captain Latterell's obituary notes that he first joined North Central Airlines, he would have made the various mergers and retired with Northwest Airlines in 2001.  His obituary and the online guestbook is still available for viewing at http://www.ballardsunderfuneral.com/?s=latterell&cat=3 Survived by his wife Eileen personal condolences may be sent to the family at
780 W 220th St.,  Jordan  MN 55352-9699   ...  (952) 492-2913
Services were held last March in Prior Lake MN. 
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN  

Obituary For Richard L. Latterell  http://www.swnewsmedia.com/onlinemarketplace/tributes/obituaries/obituary-for-richard-l-latterell/article_495289f2-6e5d-5fb2-8fe3-8509e1bd9f63.html
March 18, 2015 - Richard Lee Latterell (“Dad”), born on April 3, 1943 in Willmar, was the youngest of three children of William and Ida (Rykken) Latterell. At age 16, Dad accepted an after-school job at the Willmar Air Service. By his senior year in high school, Dad had earned his private pilot’s license there. Dad’s love of flying was clear even then; his classmates signed his 1961 high school graduation yearbook with well wishes about Dad flying a Piper Cub airplane.
After high school, Dad enrolled at St. Cloud State University, where he put himself through college working as a flight instructor for the local airport and the campus aeronautical club, called The Flying Saints. He saved for tuition by living with his married sister Faye and her husband Harlan. It was through the aeronautical club that Mom and Dad met. In fact, Dad was actually Mom’s flight instructor. Dad said that Mom asked more questions than any student he had ever experienced, but the two still really hit it off.
After college, Mom and Dad continued dating. Mom had moved to Minneapolis, and Dad would fly back and forth from St. Cloud, where he was still working as a flight instructor. In 1967, the couple married. As luck would have it, they both landed jobs with North Central Airlines; Mom in the central office, and Dad as a co-pilot in a DC-3. A year later, Mom became a stewardess, and the two were lucky enough to work a few flights together.
When Mom and Dad bought their first house in Prior Lake in 1968, Dad discovered he enjoyed being on a snowmobile almost as much as being in the cockpit. The young couple made many close friends with their neighbors, playing card games, grilling steaks and entertaining. During this time, Becky and Rick were born, and Dad also served in the Army National Guard under his brother, Col. Gerald Latterell.
After eight years in the suburbs, Dad wanted to try life in the country, so he and Mom bought forty acres in Jordan, where they designed and built their own house. Dad also tried his hand at hobby farming, growing and selling sod, and even buying a nearby farm to try a little cropland. The couple’s youngest child, Cheryl, was born on the Jordan hobby farm. When Cheryl got into competitive horse showing in high school, Dad expanded his skill set to include driving a horse trailer to weekend horse shows.
When Dad retired in 2001, he bought 52 acres and a hunting cabin up north, near Frazee, MN. In 2002, Dad bought a condo on Big Pine Lake in Perham, MN. There are many pictures of his children and grandchildren boating, swimming and having fun on that lake.
Dad once estimated that he had logged about 35,000 hours in the air on commercial and private aircraft. He was licensed to fly commercial models such as the DC - 9, DC-10 and Boeing 757, as well as over two-dozen small planes. Throughout all of his adventures, Dad also kept his original love of small airplanes. He built a hangar at Airlake Airport, close to many of his other pilot friends, where he always owned one or more private planes. Two planes that stand out in our memory are the antique open-cockpit Stearman, and his last plane, marked for his initials and birthdate. He gave plane rides to all three of his kids at the AirLake Airport, as well as many of his friends.
Dad’s example of making a living at something you love remains an inspiration to us, his children, as does his example of unwavering support and love.
Left to honor Dad’s life and mourn his death are his wife, of 47 years, Eileen Suzannne; children, Rebecca (Steven) Bowerman, Richard Allan Latterell, Cheryl (Christa) Latterell Johnson; granddaughters, Nichole and Elizabeth Bowerman; sister, Faye (Harlan) Childers; and his other loving relatives and devoted friends.
Richard was welcomed in heaven by his parents, William and Ida Latterell; and brother, Gerald (Barbara) Latterell.
Richard will be honored with a Funeral Service on Friday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m., with a time of gathering starting at 10 a.m., all at the Church of St. Michael, 16311 Duluth Avenue SE, Prior Lake, MN. Deacon Dick Roy will preside. He will be laid to rest at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, in Prior Lake.
Arrangements by Ballard - Sunder Funeral & Cremation, Prior Lake www.ballardsunderfuneral.com 

SO/RC/NWA Capt. Troy C. Usher Jr.

USAF veteran, NWA Capt. Troy C. Usher Jr.
August 16, 1943 ~ April 3, 2014
As noted in the recent Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam column, belated notification with the passing of SO/RC/NW pilot Capt. Troy Clarence Usher Jr., age 71.   The online guestbook for Captain Usher has expired but you may still view a beautiful photo slide show on youtube at
Survived by his wife Martha 'Marti', the Usher family address is listed in whitepages as 
113 Mountain Top Drive ,  Tamassee  SC  29686-2309.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN
Troy C. Usher Jr. (1943 - 2014)
Obituary.............................Troy Clarence Usher Jr.
Troy Clarence Usher, Jr., born in Bennettsville, SC, on August 16, 1943, died at his home in Tamassee, SC, on April 3, 2014. After a trip to the store and while beekeeping in his yard, Troy sat down to rest, and peacefully went to sleep.
A celebration of Troy's life, with military honors, will take place at 2 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2014, at Seneca Presbyterian Church, 115 West South First Street in downtown Seneca with a reception to follow that will include honey from Troy's beehives. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Troy's memory to Honor Flight Upstate, P.O. Box 838, Simpsonville, SC 29681.
After graduating from Clemson University in 1965, Troy served in the Air Force as a jet fighter pilot and forward air controller in Vietnam. He retired after a career as a commercial airline pilot. Troy was an avid beekeeper and was typically involved in a building project of some sort. His favorite activities included zinging one-liners to the unexpecting listener, bush-hogging a field, tending to his animals, conversing over morning coffee with his beloved bride Marti, operating a piece of heavy equipment, sharing his honey with others, and enjoying a big bowl (or carton) of vanilla ice cream. His sharp wit and charm brought humor to even the most difficult situations.
Troy is the son of the late Elizabeth and Troy C. Usher of Hartsville, SC, and is predeceased by sisters Sara Usher and Winifred Henderson. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Martha Wells Usher of Tamassee, SC; his son Todd, daughter-in-law Michelle, granddaughters Morgan and Emme, and grandson Connor Troy Usher of Greenville, SC; his daughter Ellen Usher of Lexington, KY; his stepson Justin and granddaughter Lisa Williams of Rochester, NH; his niece Sara Henderson of Mountain Rest, SC; his nephew August, wife Susan, and son Liam Henderson, of Austin, TX; and beloved pups, Olivia and Hoover, and cat Ruby.
In a typical gesture of his selfless generosity, Troy had arranged for his body to be donated to the USC School of Medicine for medical study and research. The family would like to express gratitude to all who cared for Troy during his ongoing treatment for leukemia, including the doctors, nurses, and staff, as well as the many anonymous blood donors, who made his life with leukemia possible.
.Published in The Greenville News on Apr. 6, 2014
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NWA Capt. Kenneth E. Bergman

NWA Capt. Kenneth E. Bergman 
September 14, 1940 ~ July 11, 2015
Please forgive if duplicate information....belated news with the passing of RNPA member retired NWA pilot Captain Kenneth Edward Bergman, age 74.  Captain Bergman joined Northwest Airlines 09-09-1968 and retired in 1994 as noted in his obituary.  Captain Bergman is survived by his wife Jean, their children, and many other family members.  Personal condolences may be sent to the Bergman family at their Florida address:  
1189 Ford Lane , Dunedin FL  34698  ....  (651) 470-6741.  Online condolences may be shared at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?pid=175403374 
Services for Captain Bergman were held recently in Eagan MN. 
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN   

Obituary......Kenneth Bergman, age 74 of Florida, formerly of Inver Grove Heights passed away after a short battle with leukemia on July 11, 2015. He is survived by his loving family; wife Jean Bergman; children, Ken (Lisa Blee) Bergman, Jeff (Jenny) Bergman; brother Ron (Leslie) Bergman of Washington; sister Judy (Andy) Weber of North Carolina; grandchildren, Corey, Tess, Max, Devin and Sophia and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Erich and Margaret Bergman and brother Robert. Ken served as a United States Naval aviator in the 1960's and continued his joy of flying at Northwest Airlines, retiring in 1994. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 5-7 pm on August 9, 2015, at Easter Lutheran Church by the Lake, 4545 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan. He will forever be remembered for his love of his family, and his passion for golf, fishing, hunting, news and investments and "tinkering". He will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/twincities/obituary.aspx?n=Kenneth-E-BERGMAN&pid=175403374#sthash.70zJOta3.dpuf

WA/DL Capt. James F. Fisher Jr.

Vietnam war veteran, WA/DL Capt. James Fredrick Fisher Jr. 
June 11, 1941 ~ July 21, 2015

 Services and obituary for WA/DL Capt. Jim Fisher....please see information below.
Captain Fisher joined Western Airlines 04-25-1972 and retired with Delta Air Lines based LAX/030.
He is survived by his daughter Laura Fisher.  For more information, perhaps
the best contact would be c/o Capt. Bill Stedfield at  bsted23@verizon.net 
Online condolences may be shared on the funeral home website at  www.Funerariadelangeloxnard.com 
                Thank you,
                    ~ Carol for the PCN 
Email below is from Laura, daughter of Jim Fisher, Western Airlines/Delta Air Lines, who passed away on 7/21/15.  Thanks to all of you for previous help on getting word out. 
         Bill Stedfield
            WAL/DAL retired
----------Original Message----------
From: Laura Fisher Date: Jul 31, 2015 10:08:04 AM   Subject: Service Scheduled for Jim Fisher
This email is being sent to all who have expressed interest in the date of the military service for my dad.
The service is scheduled for Thursday, August 13th at 1:00pm at Miramar National Cemetery
5795 Nobel Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
Jim (known as Jimmy to friends and family) upon graduating L. A. High School in 1959, earned a Business degree from USC. He then joined the Navy and became a pilot, flying P3 recon planes in Vietnam. After the Navy, he flew for Western and Delta Airlines, flying 727s and ending with the L1011. He loved waterskiing on the Delta with Hal and Family. He enjoyed golf, and was a major fan of Judge Judy. Jimmy is survived by his daughter, Laura Fisher, his son, James III, and his siblings, Jill, Sally, Steve, Mary and Ben. His quick wit, great sense of humor, and ability to "stir the pot", will be missed. Miramar National Cemetery burial with honors, 8/13/15. 
.Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2015 

Arrangements under the direction of:  Funeraria del angel Conrad -Carroll
401 West Channel Islands Blvd | Oxnard, CA 93033 | (805) 487-4911

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WC/NWA Capt. Glenn 'Wilbur' Woods


Captain Glenn ‘Wilbur’ Woods
January 19, 1932 ~ July 21, 2015
Glenn passed away unexpectedly at his home in Seattle at the age of 83. He was born in Cordova, Alaska to Earl Franklin Woods and Elizabeth McLoskey DeHart. He was raised in the Green Lake district, attended John Marshall Junior High and was a 1950 graduate of Roosevelt High School.

After serving in the Air Force he returned to Seattle and with a close friend managed the "Hot Dog Show" on the corner of Ravenna and Roosevelt Way - a popular spot for locals to gather, eat and for their former classmates to work.

Glenn's passion was flying and he went on to have a 35 year career as an Airline Pilot. He began in 1957 with West Coast Airlines and after several mergers retired in 1992 as a Captain (#1) with Northwest Airlines.

After reconnecting with Virgy Lou at their 30th Roosevelt High Reunion they married and set off on an adventure of cruising and golf. They joined the Seattle Yacht Club in 1983 and Glenn soon bought his first of 2 boats. He loved cruising the beautiful waters of the Pacific Northwest and was an active member of the yacht club serving on several committees. In retirement he rediscovered golf and together they became snow birds splitting time between many friends at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage and their Seattle home.

He is survived by his wife Virgy Lou, his children and their families: Jeff Woods (Lisa), Julie Katzer (Jim); grandchildren: Adrienne, Dominic, Abiegail, Kellen, August, Leah and step grandchildren Sierra and Liana Hagans.

He is also survived by his stepchildren and their families: Erik Anderson (Patricia) and Karin Anderson; as well as his step grandchildren: Nicolas, Victoria, Michael and Shelby. He is also survived by nephews Don and Brad Greenway and his former wife Judy Harwood. He was preceded in death by his sister Jeanne Greenway.
A celebration of his life will be held in the fall, visitwww.AcaciaFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers the family invites memorials to:

Seattle Museum of Flight-Academy for STEM Learning
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108
206 764 5720
Published in The Seattle Times on Aug. 9, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

NAL/PAA/DL Capt. James A. Rockhold

Update: Thursday, August 20, 2015 7:01 AM
Link to obituary for NAL/PAA/DAL Capt. James Albert Rockhold and service reminder
Services for Jim will be held at 11am on Saturday, August 22nd at Port Orange Presbyterian Church, 4662 South Clyde Morris Blvd.

NAL/PAA/DAL Captain Jim Rockhold
DOB Feb 4, 1939     DOH June 19, 1967     DOD July 27, 2015
US Navy Veteran

Note memorial details below. Condolences may be sent to Jim's wife Jane at 1709 Sky Hawk CT. Port Orange FL 32128 or emailed to jimrockhold@msn.com 
military veteran, NAL/PAA/DL  Capt. James Albert Rockhold
February 4, 1939 ~  July 27, 2015

Notification with the passing of retired pilot Captain James Albert Rockhold, age 76.  Captain Rockhold joined National Airlines 06-19-1967, made the merger with Pan Am, and retired with Delta Air Lines in May of 1997, based 030/ATL.  He is survived by his wife Jane.  Whitepages lists their residence as   1709 Sky Hawk Ct.,  Port Orange, FL 32128-6792  ...  (386) 760-6110
Captain Rockhold's obituary notes that services will be held on August 22nd in Port Orange, Florida...please see information below. 
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN

James Albert Rockhold of Port Orange, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on July 27th, 2015 with his loving wife and daughters by his side. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1939 to James Alton Rockhold and Helen Gray Rockhold. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his grandparents, Albert Gray and Sallie Shaver Gray, George Rockhold and Essie Potter Rockhold and brother, Preston Rockhold. Jim received his pilot’s license at age 16, which sparked his lifetime love of aviation. As a young man, he enjoyed teaching flight and ground school to future pilots. After graduating from Louisiana State University, he was commissioned into the U.S. Navy and eventually became a Commanding Officer in the VR3 Squadron flying cargo aircraft around the world. Upon leaving the service, he began his commercial flying career with National Airlines, followed by Pan American and Delta, from which he retired as Captain in 1997. After retirement, he and a friend took on the challenge of building an experimental airplane. Jim was an elder at Port Orange Presbyterian Church where he taught adult Sunday school for several years. He was also an accomplished tennis player, and enjoyed tennis with friends at Spruce Creek Fly-In. Above all, Jim was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Jane Waln Rockhold and two daughters, Holly Jeffries (Matthew) and Amy Wang (Albert), five grandchildren, Erik, Cassidy and Skylar Jeffries and Annabelle and Albert James Wang along with sister, Sally Ann Martin (Dyke). He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, August 22nd at Port Orange Presbyterian Church, 4662 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
NAL/PAA/DAL Captain Jim Rockhold
DOB Feb 4, 1939     DOH June 19, 1967     DOD July 27, 2015
US Navy Veteran
Note memorial details below. Condolences may be sent to Jim's wife Jane at 1709 Sky Hawk CT. Port Orange FL 32128 or emailed to jimrockhold@msn.com 

NWA/DL Capt. Steven R. Overbeck

NWA/DL Capt. Steven R. Overbeck
April 10, 1956 ~ July 27, 2015

Notification with the passing of Delta pilot Steven Richard Overbeck, age 59.  Captain Overbeck joined Northwest Airlines 11-14-1986 and was currently flying for Delta Air Lines.  He is survived by his wife Frances.  Whitepages lists their residence as  
330 S. Silvershire Circle  ,  Spring, TX 77381-6453   ... 
 (410) 672-6310  (936) 273-3665 
Online condolences may be viewed and shared at
As noted in Captain Overbeck's obituary, services will be held tomorrow August 8th in The Woodlands, Texas. 
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Steven Richard Overbeck, 59, was called home by his Lord and Savior on July 27, 2015 after a courageous battle with lung cancer, having never been a smoker. He died peacefully in his home with his loving family and friends by his side.
Steve was born on April 10, 1956 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia to Jerry and Ruth Ann Overbeck and was preceded in death by his parents. He graduated from Wicomico High School in Salisbury, Maryland in 1974. He attended the University of Texas and graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology. He was a member of the archery team and held several state records. He attended U.S. Navy Aviation Officer Candidate School where he discovered his love for flying airplanes. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Commander and was a true officer and a gentlemen. Steve continued flying for Delta Airlines from 1986 until present.
Steve enjoyed archery since he was a young boy. His son, Jack, encouraged Steve to return to competition, and in 2011 he was gold medalist in the U.S. National Senior Games held in Houston. He was a level 3 NTS coach with USA Archery and the head coach at Woodlands JOAD. Jack is following in his father's footsteps and has received numerous awards under the loving direction of his father.
Steve had a gift for making each person feel like they were the most important in the room. His deep faith in Jesus Christ and radiant smile were contagious, and although his interests were many, his biggest passion was spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle and friend.
He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 21 years, Frannie (Davis) Overbeck, devoted son Jack Overbeck, faithful Golden Retriever Gus; Brothers Michael (Susan), David, Kevin (Ginny), Mark (Ikuto) and sister Susan (Kenny) Volker along with many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Steve's life will be held at The Woodlands United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following charities that were so important to Steve.
- Lung Cancer Research Foundations using online link at lungcancerresearchfoundations.org  
- The Steven Overbeck Scholarship fund at Texas Archery Association using the online link - www.texasarchery.org and referencing the Steve Overbeck Fund or mail a check to Texas State Archery Association, Attn: Robin Olson, 201 N. Coulter Drive, Bryan, TX 77803.

  .Published on yourwoodlandsnews.com from Aug. 3 to Aug. 16, 2015
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NC/RC (NWA) Capt. Willis E. Schubert

WWII veteran, NC/RC (NWA) Capt. Willis E. Schubert
October 21, 1921 ~ August 2, 2015
Notification with the passing of WWII/USAF veteran retired NC/RC pilot Captain Willis Schubert, age 93.  Captain Schubert's obituary notes that he joined North Central Airlines following his military career.  He would have retired with Republic before the Republic/NWA merger.  Captain Schubert was widowed just two months ago with the passing of his wife Wanda...please see obituaries below.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website's Book of Memories at http://www.fredcdames.com/ The funeral home site notes that visitation is this evening with funeral services tomorrow August 5th in Joliet Illinois.
                    Thank you,
                        ~ Carol for the PCN
Willis E. Schubert, "Bill", age 93, passed away peacefully, Sunday, August 2, 2015, at Rosewood Care Center.
Born in Joliet, and a life long Joliet area resident. A W.W.II U. S. Air Force veteran serving in the European Theater attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served in the Air Force Reserves for many years following his active duty. Retired from Delta Airlines as an airline pilot captain after many years of service. Formerly employed by Northwest Airlines, Republic Airlines, and began his civilian aviation career with North Central Airlines. Following Bill's retirement with the commercial airlines, he continued in aviation by teaching others to fly in Joliet and Bolingbrook. Bill was also chief pilot for A&M Aviation and flew many charter flights following airline retirement. Bill especially enjoyed the peace and tranquility of his home, his oak tree, gardening, woodworking and caring for his animals. Bill had several published articles written on history, the Old West, and the Civil War.
Loving father of William J. Schubert and Sharyn (Larry) Perinar; devoted grandfather of Larry (Patricia) Perinar, Jr., and Kari A. (Dennis) Sullivan; great-grandfather of Stacey, Brenna, Mitch, Ginger, and Rocky Perinar, and Jack and Fiona Sullivan.
Preceded in death by his loving wife, Wanda L. (nee Mather) Schubert (May 21, 2015); parents, William and Florence (nee Page) Schubert; and one sister, Mary (Lewis) Bowers.
Special thanks to the wonderful nurses and aides at Rosewood Care Center, and the staff from Joliet Area Community Hospice.
Funeral services for Willis E. "Bill" Schubert will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet. Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the United States Air Force.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to the Joliet Area Community Hospice.
Visitation Tuesday, 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
For information (815) 741-5500 or visit his Book of Memories at www.fredcdames.com
.Published in www.theherald-news.com/ from Aug. 3 to Aug. 4, 2015
Wanda L. Schubert (nee Mather)
October 2, 1925 ~ May 21, 2015
Age 89, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Rosewood Care Center.
Beloved wife of 70 years to Willis E. Schubert; loving mother of William J. Schubert and Sharyn (Larry) Perinar; devoted grandmother of Larry (Patricia) Perinar, Jr. and Kari A. (Dennis) Sullivan; great-grandmother of Stacey, Brenna, Mitch, Ginger and Rocky Perinar; Jack and Fiona Sullivan; Also survived by two sisters, Mary (Jerry) Smith and Betty Stettler; two brothers, John (Linda) Mather and Paul Mather and many nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by her parents, Oval and Florence (nee Johnston) Mather; sister, Wilma Harper; and brother, Carl Mather
Wanda loved to horseback ride and spent some of her happiest moments on "Sam" her quarter horse. She loved her adopted cat Missy who was at her side constantly the last years. She loved to oil paint, sew and take walks in the woods, dreaming of going back to her beloved Ozark Mountains.
Special thanks to the wonderful nurses and aides at Rosewood Care Center, and the staff from Joliet Area Community Hospice. Finally, our heartfelt thanks to Lucy Jachma for her compassionate, loving care during the last year.

Visitation for Wanda L. Schubert will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.) Joliet from 3-7 p.m. Services and interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name can be made to the Will County Humane Society, 24109 W. Seil Road, Shorewood, IL 60404. For information (815) 741-5500.