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Monday, February 29, 2016

DL Capt. Martin J. Barron

Naavy veteran, DL Capt. Martin 'Marty' J. Barron
August 24, 1956 ~ February 25, 2016

Word with the passing of Delta Captain Marty Barron has been received.  Captain Barron joined Delta Air Lines 02-20-1987.  He suffered a cardiac event while jogging last week and was 59 years of age at the time of his passing.  Services will be held this Friday March 4th with visitation the evening prior in South Portland, Maine.  Survived by his wife Carlene, Whitepages indicates the family residence as
100 Goudy St.,  Portland, ME 04106-4940   ...  (207) 766-2935 
207) 767-0024  .... (207) 767-4619
Should we receive more information we will be sure to update our memorial site.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
August 24, 1956 ~ February 25, 2016 (age 59) 
Martin "Marty" J. Barron, 59, of South Portland, died Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Maine Medical Center.
Born in Milton, MA, Marty was the son of the late Martin A. and Joanne (Leavitt) Barron. He attended Holy Cross School, Cheverus High School, and St. Francis Xavier University of Nova Scotia.
After college, Marty honorably served his country in the United States Navy. A pilot, he began by flying the P-3 Orion and continued his love of being airborne flying commercially for Delta Airlines. Marty also had a passion for education. He taught chemistry at Cheverus High School for 8 years and more recently worked as an Adjunct Professor in the Chemistry Department at Southern Maine Community College.
A talented craftsman, Marty enjoyed carpentry and working on various jobs around the house. His proudest project and ultimate gift to his wife was the renovation of his cottage on Long Island, where he enjoyed spending summers with his family and friends. Marty was an avid runner and music fan who loved to crank tunes any chance he got. He learned to speak German as an adult and took many trips there to meet friends and explore. He loved a story, a joke, and a beer. He was a faithful communicant of St. Bartholomew Church in Cape Elizabeth.
Above all else, Marty was devoted to his family. He was a beloved husband, brother, father, and grandfather. He was so thrilled with every moment he had as the Papa Bear of his three granddaughters; Lucy, Carly, and Mary Mooney.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 18 years, Carlene Barron of South Portland; his children, Elizabeth Barron of Portland, Catie Brannelly and husband Sean of Portland, Andrew Barron and wife Sarah Jump of Portland, Brock Mooney and wife Katie of Kennebunk; his 3 adored grandchildren; sister, Meredith Schwarz and husband Mark of Scarborough; brother, William Barron and wife Delphine of Huntington Bay, NY; Sister and brother-in-laws: Roy and Deborah Barry of Naples, FL; Jim and Beverly VanBuskirk of Littleton, CO; Kenneth Brock of Emden, ME. Marty is also survived by nine wonderful nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016 from 4-7PM at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 11AM at St. Bartholomew Church, 8 Two Lights Rd., Cape Elizabeth. Burial will be held at a later date on Long Island. To view Marty’s memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ctcrawford.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Homes, proudly serving the Veterans of Greater Portland.
Marty has already donated his organs as the last of many charitable endeavors. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Begin forwarded message:   From: Dino Atsalis <dinoatsalis@gmail.com>

Subject: Martin "Marty" J. Barron Obituary   Date: February 27, 2016 at 2:57:01 PM EST
...............................Bob Fey passed along the sad news this afternoon:
Sad to report that Marty Barron passed away last week. He had a cardiac event while jogging, and was 59 years old. He was medically retired from Delta several years ago.  Marty was a former BOS Council 9 member and NYC pilot.......................

Thursday, February 25, 2016

NC/RC (NWA) Capt. Charles F. Timberg Jr.

Military veteran, NC/RC (NWA) Capt. Charles F. Timberg Jr.
March 24, 1924 ~ October 2, 2015

Belated notice, as noted in the January/February issue of Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam  column, the passing of NC/RC (NWA) pilot Captain Charles Fredrick Timberg Jr., age 91.   Captain Timberg's obituary may still be viewed online at http://cremationsocietyofmn.com/obituaries/charles-fredrick-timberg-jr/ 
Captain Timberg had most recently resided at
5061 Minneapolis Ave.,  Mound, MN 55364-9768.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN   
Timberg, Charles Fredrick Jr., 91, of Mound, MN & Scottsdale, AZ, passed away Oct. 2, 2015. Charlie graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1942 and in October that year enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an aviation cadet. After receiving his wings, he became a carrier based fighter pilot in the Pacific and served as a Navy Test Pilot in San Diego, CA. In 1957 Charlie was hired by North Central Airlines as a pilot and had a 27 year airline career, retiring as a Captain with Republic Airlines in 1984. Charlie also flew for the U.S. Air Force during the Berlin Crisis, Vietnam, and retired as a Lt. Col. in the MN Air National Guard. After retirement, Charlie's interests turned to classic automobiles. He was involved with several car clubs and competed successfully in car rally's and car shows, winning many awards. Of his collection, his favorite car was the 1937 Cord. Charlie is survived by his wife Patty of Mound, MN and Scottsdale, AZ; children, Charlie Timberg (Kathy) of Spring Park MN; Tom Timberg (Julie) of Lake Oswego, OR; Daniel Timberg (MaryAnn) of Mound, MN; Tracy Fink (Mitch) of Mesa, AZ; daughter-In-Law Kathy McEnaney of Mound, MN; eight grandchildren, Allison Miller (Nick) of Fond du Lac, WI; Chuck (Matt) of Scottsdale, AZ; Michelle Fink of Scottsdale, AZ; Nick Fink of West Hollywood, CA; Paige Timberg of Conway, SC; Will, Pete, Lou Timberg of Mound, MN; great-granddaughter Morgan Miller of Fond du Lac, WI. Charlie was preceded in death by his son John Timberg, sister Dorothy Thorson, brother Bill Timberg, and Phyllis Timberg, mother of his children. Private interment will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on October 16 with Military honors. Open house for family and friends to gather will be held on Saturday, October 17 from 1-3 pm at Al & Alma's Supper Club (5201 Piper Rd, Mound, MN). .
Star Tribune: Newspaper of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN) - Sunday, October 11, 2015
Alpa magazine........................
KEY  NAME                    STATUS   DIED         ALPA   CO.

ALPA Timberg, Charles F. Jr. Captain  In Oct 2015  Jan-16 NW 

NWA Capt. Donald N. McGugin Jr.

WWII veteran, NWA Capt. Donald N. McGugin Jr.
June 29, 1922 ~ October 2015
Belated notice, as noted in the January/February issue of Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam  column, the passing of NWA pilot Captain Donald Nye McGugin Jr., age 93.     Captain McGugin joined Northwest Airlines 07-27-1943.  I believe Captain McGugin was a veteran of WWII having enlisted April 4, 1944, Air Corps.
Arrangements were entrusted to Cascade Funeral Home of Cle Elum, WA (509) 674-4445, website
To the best of my knowledge, the family may be contacted 
c/o Margaret McGugin at
PO Box 27 , Ronald  WA 98940-0027  ...  (509) 649-2983
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN   
Alpa magazine........................
KEY  NAME                    STATUS   DIED         ALPA   CO.

ALPA McGugin, Donald N. Jr.  Captain  In Oct 2015  Jan-16 NW 

DL Capt. William Edgar Phillips IV

DL Capt. William E. Phillips IV
December 4, 1956 ~ November 5, 2015
Belated notice, as noted in the January/February issue of Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam  column, the passing of Delta pilot Captain William Edgar Phillips IV, age 58.  Captain Phillips joined Delta Air Lines 10-23-1987 and was based SLC. 
Our information is limited....I believe Captain Phillips had most recently resided at
840 E. Old Ranch Road,  Allyn  WA 98524-8700  ...  (360) 277-9341
If anyone has additional information, it is always appreciated.
             Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN   
        William Edgar Phillips , Allyn WA
         Dec. 4, 1956 to Nov. 5, 2015
William Phillips went home to Jesus surrounded by loved ones on Nov. 5, 2015. Bill loved his family, friends, and church family, and delighted in every moment he could spend with them. He was known for his kindness and generosity.
To view an online memorial and guest book, please visit www.lewischapel.com
.Kitsap Sun: Web Edition Articles (WA) - Saturday, November 21, 2015
Alpa magazine........................
KEY  NAME                    STATUS   DIED         ALPA   CO.

ALPA Phillips, William E. IV Captain  In Nov 2015  Jan-16 DL

DL Capt. David Lee Richardson

USAF veteran, DL Capt. David Lee Richardson
May 23, 1933 ~ July 7, 2015
Belated notice, as noted in the January/February issue of Air Line Pilot magazine's In Memoriam  column, the passing of Delta pilot Captain David Lee Richardson, age 82.  Captain Richardson joined Delta Air Lines 07-24-1961 and retired in 1993, based Atlanta.  Captain Richardson's death notice can still be viewed at http://www.littledavenport.com/notices/David-Richardson 
Survived by his wife Norma, whitepages lists the family contact as
4870 Sherman Allen Road ,  Gainesville GA 30507-8802   ...  (404) 327-9784  (770) 531-0594
Should we receive more information we can then update our memorial site.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
David Lee Richardson, 82, of Gainesville GA., passed away on July 7, 2015. David was a veteran of the Air Force and he was a pilot for Delta.
David is survived by his wife, Norma Richardson; son, Mark Alan Richardson; daughter, Julie Ann Richardson; son, John Eric Richardson; and daughter Elizabeth Richardson Westbrook.
Alpa magazine........................
KEY  NAME                    STATUS   DIED         ALPA   CO.

ALPA Richardson, D.L.        Captain  in Jul 2015  Jan-16 DL

Death of DL Capt J. Byron Pascal

Update:  Byron was born 7/14/1941, was hired by DL 1/5/1970 and died 2/16/2016.
In Memory of James Byron Pascal
July 14, 1941 - February 16, 2016
James Byron Pascal, 74, passed away in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. His life will be celebrated by family and friends and his memory will live on always.
Arrangements are under the direction of Waltrip Funeral Directors in Houston, Texas.
Waltrip Funeral Directors
1415 Campbell Road
Houston, Texas 77055

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call (713) 465-2525.
 ~~ In Memory ~~
DL Capt J. Byron Pascal
  DOD Feb 16th, 2016

I would like to thank Buck for passing along the sad news about Capt Pascal.  Please see below for information about condolences.  Also more event details will be added at a later time.

Date: 2/16/2016 4:32:19 PM
Subject: Byron Pascal passed away this morning 2/16/16
It is my sad duty to report that Delta classmate and friend J. Byron Pascal passed away this morning from pneumonia. Byron was in Delta class A70 and was based in Houston his entire career. I will get back with you when I learn of his funeral arrangements, etc., from his widow Ronda.
I spoke to Byron's widow this morning and they aren't doing anything until this summer. At that time they will have a celebration of life probably at home. 

Ronda request no flowers be sent - instead she request that if his friends want to do something that they make a donation to their own favorite charity in Byron's name. Cards to her are OK. 

In the meantime cards of condolence may be mailed to:
Mrs. Ronda Pascal
6237 Cedar Creek Drive
Houston, TX 77057-1803
Bucky Stevens
Mark Sztanyo, PCN Dir

So/RC/NWA Capt. Whitney A. Coulon Jr.

WWII veteran, TWA/SO/RC/NWA Capt. Whitney A. Coulon Jr.
June 3, 1921 - February 11, 2016

Notification with the passing of retired NWA (I believe retired with Republic prior to merger with NWA) pilot Captain Whitney Anthony Coulon Jr., age 94.  To view/sign the online guestbook please visit
Captain Coulon had most recently resided at 96 Anchorage Drive , Marrero  LA 70072-5023.
Please see information below for services.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Whitney A. Coulon, Jr. passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at the age of 94. He was a wonderful brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather who was generous, kind and loving to his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor and to the end of his days could make people smile, which was one of his gifts to the world. He is survived by his son, Whitney A. Coulon, III; his grandchildren, Whitney "Chip" A. Coulon, IV, Sean-Paul Coulon, Zane Coulon, Olivia Coulon, Sophia Coulon, and Rhett Coulon; seven great grandchildren, Whitney "Quinten" A. Coulon V, Ethan Coulon, Connelly Coulon, Liam Coulon, Isabelle Coulon, Teagan Coulon, and Sean-Luc Coulon; his brother, Melvin Coulon; and his sister, Marion Woniger. Whitney graduated from Berman High School at 15 and attended LSU where he graduated with a degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1941. He played trumpet for the LSU Fighting Tiger Band while at LSU. He was a military veteran who served during WWII as a naval flight instructor and fighter pilot on the carrier USS Ranger. He was a retired airline pilot captain and in his long career flew with TWA, Southern, Republic and Northwest Airlines. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until service time. Inurnment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.
Funeral Home : Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001
(504) 833-3786

.Published in The Times-Picayune from Feb. 19 to Feb. 28, 2016

NWA Capt. Wayne L. Twito

WWII & Korean war veteran, NWA Wayne L. Twito
February 7, 1920 ~ February 16, 2016
Notification with the passing of RNPA member retired NWA pilot Captain Wayne Leslie Twito, age 96.  He was born February 7, 1920 in Grand ND, and entered the service August 15, 1941, then September 1942 began flight training, Corpus Christi TX.  His military awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and three Gold Stars, and Navy Unit Citation.  Captain Twito joined Northwest Airlines 01-07-1946.  Married August 24, 1946, he was widowed in 2009 with the passing of his beloved and very accomplished wife Margaret who was a WASP during WWII.  Please see more information below. 
Services for Captain Twito were held February 22nd in Minneapolis.  Captain Twito had most recently resided at
5276 Ashlar Drive , Bloomington  MN  55437-3358.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary for Wayne L Twito...............................
Twito, Wayne L. Age 96, of Bloomington, passed away February 16, 2016. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret, and daughter, Rinda. Survived by sons, Dr. Randy (Mary Kay), and Rev. Roger (Cathy); grandchildren, Kristina, Andrew, Nicole, Sarah, Caleb, Anna, Daniel, Nathan, and Michaela, and six great-grandchildren. A lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps serving as a pilot in WWII and the Korean War. Memorials may be directed to Ascension Lutheran Church, 2400 Bloomington Road, Ames, Iowa 50010 and St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave S, Mpls, MN 55408. Funeral Service Monday, February 22nd, 11 AM at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 3045 Chicago Ave., Mpls. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at the church and Sunday, February 21, 3-6 PM at: Washburn-McReavy.com Werness Brothers 952-884-8145 2300 W. Old Shakopee Rd
Read more of Captain Twito's valor awards at http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=203395 
Distinguished Flying Cross ... Awarded for actions during World War II
SYNOPSIS: Wayne L. Twito (MCSN: 0-14247), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, in actions against enemy Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.
General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861 - 1955 (Jane Blakeney)
Action Date: World War II
Service: Marine Corps
Read the interesting life story of Wayne's wife Margaret at http://waspfinalflight.blogspot.com/2009/01/wasp-margaret-e-twito-44-w-2.html 

WASP Margaret E. Twito, Class 44-2, passed away on January 3, 2009.   Margaret was born in Centerville, South Dakota, the daughter of Lutheran Pastor Ehlers and his wife. The family lived in Centerville until 1922 and then moved to Bloomington. Margaret lived with her grandparents during high school, later attending a local business college
After graduation, Margaret became a bookkeeper. One of the men at the company took her for her first airplane ride in his Piper Cub. It was love at first flight. She was so thrilled with the experience, she decided to get her private pilot's license.  She quickly earned the hours she needed to enter the AAF experimental flying training program to teach qualified female pilots to fly military aircraft. She applied, was accepted, and entered training as a WASP trainee, Class 44-2, in September, 1943.
After graduation, Margaret was assigned to Palm Springs Army Air Base, CA and later transferred to La Junta Army Air Field, Colorado. 
After deactivation, she worked at the reservation desk at the Nicollet Hotel. It was there she first met her future husband, Wayne Twito. Wayne had been a Marine pilot and had never before met a WASP. While making arrangements to stay at the Nicollet, he asked Margaret out to dinner, and they started dating. After they married, Wayne was hired by Northwest Airlines, where he worked until 1991..........................................

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

USNR ret., WCA/RW/NWA Capt. Ronald G. Gelineau

Reminder:  A committal service with US Navy military honors will begin at
11:00 hours on Monday, July 25, 2016
Tahoma National Cemetery
18600 SE 240th Street
Kent, WA 98042-4868

USNR ret., NWA Capt. Ronald Gregory Gelineau
July 25, 1931 ~ February 6, 2016

I've noticed some errors in the funeral home's posting of the online obituary....see below...note that the newspaper reports Captain Gelineau's death as February 6, 2016.  As noted below, "a celebration of Ron’s life will be held in the summer of 2016.  A committal service with US Navy military honors will begin at 11am on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th Street, Kent, WA 98042-4868".  Captain Gelineau joined West Coast Airlines 01-06-1958, made the various mergers with Air West/Hughes Airwest, and retired with Northwest Airlines.  He is survived by his wife Shannon Richmond Gelineau.  Whitepages lists their contact as 
1200 Forster Blvd SW  ,  North Bend WA 98045-7938
Additional information/corrections are always appreciated and we can then update our memorial site at
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Captain Ronald G. Gelineau, USNR (RET)
July 25, 2016 - February 02, 2016 
Birthplace:   Duluth, MN
Resided In:   North Bend, WA
Service:   Pending
Cemetery:   Tahoma National Cemetery
Ronald G. Gelineau a resident of North Bend, WA for 23 years.
Ron was born on July 25, 1931 in Duluth, Minnesota to Bert and Ruth (Zuehlke) Gelineau.  He graduated from high school in Duluth, and later attended the University of Minnesota before beginning his military career.
The following is the Military Vitae highlighting his career:
Captain Ronald G. Gelineau, USNR (RET) is a native of Duluth, MN. He attended the University of Minnesota (Duluth) and enlisted as a Naval Aviation Cadet in November 1951. Completing Flight Training in TBM aircraft, he was commissioned Ensign and designated a Naval Aviator in June 1953. He reported to COMNAVAIRPAC and was assigned to VS-23, the first VS Squadron to transition from TBM to S2F aircraft and deploy to WESTPAC aboard the CVS-37, USS PRINCETON. Returning to CONUS, he was transferred to VU-7 and flew fleet support missions in JD-1, and F9F-5 aircraft until receiving orders as a TAR to NAS Seattle in April 1956. Assigned as VS Assistant Flight Training Officer, he accepted the first S2F aircraft for the Seattle Naval Air Reserve in June 1956 and   was instrumental in transitioning single engine AF and AD Weekend Warriors (Pilots and Aircrew) to the twin engine S2. Released to Inactive in December 1957, he began a career with first West Coast Airlines, and with mergers and acquisitions, Air West, Hughes Airwest, Republic and Northwest Airlines. He accumulated close to 27,000 accident free flight hours in 33 years of airline flying in DC-3, F-27, and DC-9 aircraft. Captain Gelineau retired from Northwest Airlines at the mandatory age of 60 in July 1991. He continued his parallel Naval Air Reserve affiliation for a total of 26 years and 3550 accident free Navy flight hours, flying SNJ, TBM, S2F, JD, F9F, SNB, AF, and T-34 aircraft. Recalled to active duty on 1October 1961, he was released to Inactive Duty in August 1962 (Berlin Wall Crisis). He served on two Reserve Officer Selection Boards, and as C.O. of VS-35T3 and VS-68T2.

Upon his retirement, Ron spent over 20 years farming and ranching – raising cattle and alfalfa in the Sunnyside, WA area.  He married his beloved wife Shannon L. Richmond on May 6, 1988 in Burbank, California.  They moved to North Bend in 1993, where they have remained residents until Ronald’s passing on February 6, 2016 at Swedish Hospital in Issaquah, WA.
Ron was a great story teller and thrived on regaling the listener with stories of his Naval and airline careers.  He was a member of the North West Naval Aviation Rendezvous for 50 years, a member of The Tailhook (Aviation) Association and the Naval Aviation Museum.  Ron loved the television show, “JAG” and at the conclusion of every episode he would dramatically standup at attention and exclaim, “Where do I sign-up?”
Ron is survived by his wife Shannon, his son Grant (wife Amy) Gelineau of Mt Vernon, WA, five grandchildren and one great child.  He is preceded in death by his parents and two children.
A celebration of Ron’s life will be held in the summer of 2016.  A committal service with US Navy military honors will begin at 11am on Monday, July 25, 2016 at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th Street, Kent, WA 98042-4868.
Friends are invited to share memories, view service details and sign the family’s on-line guest book at: www.flintofts.com.  Arrangements by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home and Crematory 425-392-6444.
Death notice Seattle paper:  Gelineau, Ronald Gregory, 84 , of North Bend, Feb. 06. 
.Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA) - Thursday, February 11, 2016

From: Ray Dahl    Sent: Monday, February 08, 2016 7:03 PM   Subject: Captain Ron Gelineau 

Subject: Captain Ron Gelineau   WCA and more... 
Ron passed away last night (February 7) at Swedish Hospital.  (SEA)   I will forward details as I receive them.

DL Capt. David H. Martin

USAF veteran, DL Capt. David H. Martin
February 24, 1940 ~ February 7, 2016
Word has been received with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain David H. Martin, nearing his 76th birthday.  Captain Martin joined Delta Air Lines 09-12-1969 and retired with Delta, first based Atlanta then SLC/030 at the time of his retirement.  Survived by his wife Charlotte Willard Martin, personal condolences may be shared at  dhcwmartin@msn.com 
Whitepages lists their contact as 38204 S. Samaniego Drive, Tucson  AZ 85739-2014  ... (520) 818-1272  (307) 367-4701
Arrangements are not yet known but will be advised when more information is received.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
From: Donald Hobert    Date: 2/14/2016 4:00:51 PM   To: misc@pilotcommunication.net
Subject: Death of retired DL Capt. David H Martin 
Retired DL Capt David H Martin. Feb 7, 2016.
Born Feb 24, 1940 - Albany, New York
Hired DAL Sept, 1969.
Retired SLC 2000 727 Capt.
Passed away due to heart complications, Saddlebrook (Tucson) AZ.
Vietnam veteran. Served in USAF
Survived by wife Charlotte.
Brother - Richard (Donna) Martin  SLC
Nephew - Barry (Kelly) Martin SLC

Charlotte can be reached at dhcwmartin@msn.com

BO/RW/RC/NWA Cpt. Richard 'Dick' G. Rohn Jr.

Richard G. Rohn, Jr., retired airline captain, photographer extraordinaire, and golf enthusiast: born on March 29th 1942 took his last flight to heaven on February 16th 2016. His family and friends look forward to reuniting with him in heaven. He was interned at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix Arizona with Full Military Honors on March 3rd, 2016. He is greatly loved and missed.

BO/RW/RC/NWA Capt. Richard George Rohn Jr.
March 29, 1942 ~ February 16, 2016

Notification with the passing of retired Northwest pilot Captain Richard 'Dick' Rohn, age 73.  Captain Rohn lost his life in a car accident near Flagstaff, Arizona on the afternoon of February 16th.  To date we've not been able to locate an online obituary nor service arrangements. 
The last known Michigan address for Captain Rohn that I could find was
48001 Bayshore Drive , Belleville, MI 48111-2260   ...  (734) 325-6946  (734) 699-3915
Should more information become available we will be sure to pass it along.
Additional information is always appreciated.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Michigan man killed in I-17 crash near Flagstaff ..................Tuesday Feb 18, 2016 
A Michigan man has been identified as the victim of a single vehicle rollover crash on northbound I-17 Tuesday afternoon. The crash occurred near the exit to Mountainaire and Kachina Village. 
For unknown reasons the vehicle driven by 73-year old Richard Rohn went into the median, Rohn overcorrected and the vehicle rolled onto the shoulder and into the forest.  
Rohn was pronounced dead on scene. His female passenger was taken to FMC for treatment of her injuries. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

WA/DL Capt. Delmar R. DeLashmutt

Navy veteran, WA/DL Capt. Delmar Richard DeLashmutt
June 2, 1933 - January 7, 2015

Belated notice with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Del DeLashmutt, age 81.  Born/raised in Ohio and a Navy veteran, Captain DeLashmutt joined Western Airlines 05-16-1966 and retired with Delta Air Lines, based Honolulu I believe.   A possible contact would be c/o Diane at PO Box 4068 , Soldotna, AK 99669-4068............ (907) 260-6241.
If anyone has more information to share, please let us know and we can then update our memorial site. 
        Thank you very much,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
...fwd from Dick Deeds..............
On Feb 19, 2016, at 10:45, alboyceret@cs.com wrote:

FYI:     THE HOOK, which is the Journal of Navy Carrier Aviation, listed in the most recent edition, Del Delashmutt as having taken            "The Last Cut".
Del hired on at WAL in 1966 but had been off on a medical for many years.
Last I heard he was living in Yuma in the winter and the Kenai in summer.
Sorry, I have no other details.
Al Boyce

Monday, February 22, 2016

PAA/DL Capt. James Hansi White

PAA/DL Capt. James Hansi White
January 3, 1935 ~ February 14, 2016
Notification with the passing of Pan Am/Delta pilot Captain James Hansi White, age 81.  Captain White joined Pan American Airways 07-23-1964 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1995.  He is survived by his wife Laila Wallner White.  Whitepages notes their residence as
3032 SE Fairway W , Stuart, FL 34997-6024  .... (772) 219-1466
Please see obituary links below to view the online obituary and guestbook.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
James Hansi White, born in 1935 of Stuart, Florida passed away on Valentines Day, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Laila (Wallner) White, from Gavle, Sweden and daughters Kristina Phillips (Andrew) of Ridgewood, NJ and Stephanie Meyer (John) of Winnetka, IL. Survivors also include Joelle Normand and Claudette Brown and their children, and his sister Francis Eisenbrandt. He leaves behind his grandchildren who will never forget their beloved "Morfar".
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anna Zankeisen of Basel, Switzerland and James Francis White of Baltimore MD, and his brother Frank White of Vero Beach, FL.
Originally from Baltimore, he attended St. Paul's School and played lacrosse for John's Hopkins University. He served as a Lieutenant in the Navy, a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch, and was a Captain with Pan American Airways, and Delta Airlines for over 30 years.
A member of the Yacht and Country Club of Stuart, he served as Commodore of the Yacht Club. He also enjoyed a spirited game of tennis. In addition to his family, his passion was traveling the world. He was the most happy when out on his boat fishing and diving for lobsters in the Bahamas. His favorite saying was "Just another day in Paradise", usually with a sparkle in his blue eyes.
His remains will rest at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington DC. Donations can be made in his honor to the Disabled Warrior Program for Veterans (boec.org)

.Published in the TC Palm on Feb. 21, 2016

WA/DL Capt. H. Earle Straight

Military veteran, WA/DL Capt. H. Earle Straight
April 23, 1930 - February 7, 2016
Word has been received with the passing of retired WA/DL pilot Captain Howard Earle Straight, age 85.  Captain Straight joined Western Airlines 02-25-1961 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1990, based Los Angeles.  He is survived by his wife Mildred. 
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
40479 Via Del Gavilan , Fallbrook  CA 92028-9193   ....  (760) 728-5700  ... (760) 728-0395
Please see obituary information below.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN  
Howard Earle Straight, 85, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 7. Mildred, his beloved wife of 59 years, was at his side.
He was born on April 23, 1930 in Colorado Springs, Colo. After serving in the Marine Corps Engineers, Earle fulfilled his dream of being an airline pilot, and retired from Delta Airlines in 1990. He and Mildred were active in the Fallbrook Reche Club, members of Living Waters Christian Fellowship, and Fallbrook avocado ranchers since 1978.
Earle is survived by his wife, Mildred; son Steven Straight, his wife Sheila, of Fallbrook; grandson Joshua Straight of Burbank, Calif.; granddaughter Cristal Ige, her husband Tim and their children, Dan, Caleb and Hanna of Haleiwa, Hawaii, as well as a number of cousins. Earle loved his family and was a kindhearted friend and neighbor who's booming laugh and travel adventure stories will be greatly missed.
There will be a viewing on Monday, Feb. 15 from 9 to 10 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. at Berry-Bell & Hall Fallbrook Mortuary, 333 N. Vine St. Private burial will be at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego.

From: Dick Deeds   Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2016 4:56 PM  Subject: Fwd: Earl Straight

Earl's wife Mildred called me to say Earl had passed away Sunday morning 2/7/2016. He was residing in a nursing home following a stroke. His service is to be held here in Fallbrook, CA at the Berry-Bell & Hall Fallbrook Mortuary. The viewing is 9:00 AM on February 15th followed by the service at 10:00 AM. The interment will be at Miramar National Cemetery immediately following the service. The addresses for the mortuary and national cemetery can be found by searching on the internet. More information and obituary to follow when it is available.
Jack Bush

DL Capt. Michael Anthony Carr

Military veteran, DL Capt. Michael Anthony Carr
July 23, 1963 ~ February 2, 2016
Notification with the passing of Delta pilot Captain Michael A. Carr, age 52.   Captain Carr joined Delta Air Lines 12-04-1996.  Captain Carr's obituary notes that services were held February 6th in Washington D.C.....please see below. 
Survived by his wife Lisa, whitepages indicates their residence as
5422 39th St NW , Washington  DC 20015-2956  .... 
(202) 362-6938   ...  (202) 249-1227
Additional information and/or updates/corrections are always appreciated ....thank you very much,
            ~ Carol for the PCN
Michael Anthony Carr, of Washington, DC, passed peacefully at home in the company of his family on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in the District of Columbia on July 23, 1963, and was a graduate of Blessed Sacrament School, Gonzaga College High School and the University of Maryland, College Park. In June 1992, Michael married the love of his life, Lisa Manheimer. They were the proud parents of two sons, Joseph Franklin and John Griffith. Michael served in the United States Marines Corps from 1981 until 1985 and continued his military career as a naval aviator. He was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, ending his service in the US Navy at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After leaving the Navy in 1996, Michael embarked upon a career as a pilot with Delta Airlines, achieving the rank of Captain of the Boeing 737. Michael's distinctive force in this world was his joy in connecting with people everywhere he went; his love of life and the people that inhabited his journey through it were his everything. He had a gift for maintaining ties from every stage of his life, going back to his days hanging out with his neighborhood gang in Rock Alley, shenanigans with his high school friends from Eye Street, and flying with his Navy and Delta buddies. He collected friends throughout his Naval career-starting with his training days, in the VAW-124 squadron flying the E2-C Hawkeye, and concluding as a flight instructor teaching students to land on aircraft carriers in the T-45 Goshawk. Michael took great pleasure and found deep meaning in spending time with his sons, his wife, family and close friends. His adventurous spirit took him around the world. He loved his bi-annual family camping trips, snowboarding, hiking with his beloved dogs Ajax and Biggie, and discovering delicious eats. Michael was predeceased by his mother, Milagros J. Carr. He is survived by his wife, Lisa; his sons, Joe and John; his father Robert F. Carr II, and his siblings, Chris and his wife Peggy, Tina and her partner Susan Wattik, Rob and his wife Missy, and Sarah and her husband John Windmuller. He was the devoted uncle to 11 nieces and nephews, two grand-nephews and one grand-niece. He also leaves behind many extended family members who loved him both here and in the Philippines. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 3630 Quesada Street, NW, Washington, DC. A visitation will be observed from 10 a.m., with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m. A reception for family and friends will be held at the Chevy Chase Women's Club, 7931 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we encourage a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or PanCan.org. 

In lieu of flowers, we encourage a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or PanCan.org.
.Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 5, 2016

NWA Capt. Weston John Longson

NWA Capt. Weston 'Woody' John Longson
October 20, 1939 ~ February 6, 2016

Notification with the passing of NWA pilot Captain Weston J. Longson, age 76.  Captain Longson joined Northwest Airlines 03-24-1969 and retired with Northwest in 1999.  Please see obituary links below.  Perhaps he best contact for the family would be c/o daughter Katie Streitz at
2712 Edward Drive , Saint Cloud, MN 56301-4574  .... (320) 202-1942
If anyone has more information to share, please advise and we can then update our memorial site.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary............................... http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/adn/obituary.aspx?pid=177725794   or 

Weston 'Woody' John Longson, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Feb. 6, 2016. Woody was born to Weston and Julia Longson in San Francisco, Calif. He attended Liberty High School in Brentwood, Calif., and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University. He enlisted in the United States Airforce in November 1963, where he completed pilot training in Lubbock, Texas. He was based at Fairchild Airforce Base in Spokane, Wash., and Anderson Airforce Base in Guam. He flew B-52';s and was Captain for the 325 Bomb Squad. He was honorably discharged in December 1968. After the Airforce, he flew the 727 and 757 commercially and eventually retired from Northwest Airlines as a Captain of the 747-200 in 1999. After retirement, he lived in Anchorage, Alaska, where he founded the ";Freedom Group,"; an Alcoholics Anonymous support group. Woody was very proud to be a part of this group and was given his 25th year recovery medal last year. During this time he sponsored many people and helped them through their journey. He made an impact in the lives of many people and will continue to make an impact in their life through his memory. Woody loved fishing, football, family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Charlene Hurst; and son, Michael Longson. He is survived by his daughter, Katie (Steve) Streitz of St. Cloud, Minn.; son, Chris (Sara) Longson of Fairbanks, Alaska; grandchildren, Tyler, Brian, Isabella, Braydon and Anna; his lifelong friends, Dick Stanton of Martha';s Vineyard, Mass., and Terry Shimek of Anchorage, Alaska; as well as his longtime companion, Phyllis Buchanan of Anchorage. Please share your memories of Woody on the Facebook page ";Woody Longson.";
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Alaska Dispatch News (Anchorage, AK) - Tuesday, February 16, 2016  

NEA/DL Capt. Robert Russell Rioux

NEA/DL Capt.  Robert Russell 'Bob' Rioux
May 29, 1943 ~ February 4, 2016

Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Robert Russell Rioux, age 72.  We see that Captain Rioux joined Delta Air Lines 01-03-1967 and retired with Delta January of 1997, based Boston then 030/QNY at the time of his retirement.  Captain Rioux's online obituary, family photo gallery and guestbook may be viewed and shared at http://www.kays-ponger.com/obits/obituaries.php/obitID/720480  
Survived by his wife Mary Ann, whitepages lists their contacts as
PO Box 511383 , Punta Gorda  FL 33951-1383  ...  (941) 833-2214  ...  (941) 347-7726  ...  (941) 460-8007  ...  (941) 460-6640. 
Captain Rioux's obituary notes that services were held February 18th in Florida.
Should we receive more information we will be sure to update our memorial site.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 

Robert Russell "Bob" Rioux, 72, of Venice, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

He was born May 29, 1943, in Quincy, Mass., to Henry Charles and Josephine Mae Rioux. He served as a second lieutenant in the National Guard Reserves. He retired as a senior captain with Delta Airlines after 30 years.

While living in Massachusetts, he created a very successful youth hockey league, The Yankee Conference, in Hingham, Mass. That also led him to help write a computer program that automatically scheduled conference games.

Bob was a loving father, husband and grandfather and a wonderful friend to all those who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; their three sons, David (Diane) Rioux of Medina, Ohio, Brian (Brandy) Rioux of Wilmington, N.C., and Chris Rioux of Venice; as well as his five terrific grandchildren.

Services: A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, 
2016, at Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home, 1935 South Tamiami Trail, Venice. The family will receive friends for an hour prior to the service for a time of visitation. To leave the family your thoughts, memories and condolences on the online guestbook, visit:

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at:

Venice Gondolier Sun (FL) - Saturday, February 13, 2016 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

DL Capt Jack Cantrell, 89

Thank you to retired DL Captain Julian Black for sending the sad news of the death of retired DL Captain Jack Cantrell, 92.  Dave

1923 - 2016 

Jack Cantrell was born 9/15/1923, was hired by Delta 2/26/1951 and was based in ATL.  His wife Ann died May 19, 2012. ==========================================

      ~~ In Memory ~~
   DL Capt Jack Cantrell
Sept 23, 1923 ~ Feb 18, 2016

I wish to thank Julian for sharing the sad news about Capt Cantrell.  Please see the following for information about condolences.

Captain Jack Cantrell passed on 2-18-2016. Delta Golden Wings member. He was about 92 years old. Write up in the Atlanta paper.   Julian

CANTRELL, Jack Jack Cantrell earned his final and most glorious set of wings on Thursday, February 18th. Jack died in his home in Duluth Georgia with his daughters and grandchildren at his side. Born in Atlanta to Chlothhilde and William Moreland on September 15, 1923. Jack married the love of his life twice. They eloped September 30, 1942 before Jack entered the Navy. On August 8, 1944 they wed after dad earned his first pair of wings in Pensacola Florida. Married until Ann's passing May 19, 2012. Their love story created eleven children, 26 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Jack Moreland, Patricia Irene, Carol Ann, Susan Allen, Diane Gay, Carter Holloway, Karen Marie, Connie Lynn, Stephen Scott, Leslie Kay and Ansley Paige. After the Navy, World War II and the Korean War, Jack and Ann returned to Atlanta where their lives were rich with children, Braves Games, travel and DELTA AIRLINES. Captain Jack treated his family to Disney World and Land as well as numerous experiences flying all over the country. His undying love and devotion to his wife and children made this legendary family thrive. In appreciation of Jack's love and devotion for children the family appreciates donations to Angel Flight Foundation, headed up by his first born, Jack, and to the Childrens Hospital of Atlanta. 

Funeral services will be held Sunday February 21, 2016. 

Visitors are welcome at 1:00 at the Sandy Springs Chapel. The service will begin at 2:00. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. Sandy Springs Chapel, 136 Mt. Vernon Hwy. Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328


Mark Sztanyo, PCN Dir