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Monday, October 31, 2016

DL Capt. Herbert C. Kuhn

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, DL Capt. Herbert Creagh Kuhn
August 23, 1921 ~ October 23, 2016
 
Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Herbert C. Kuhn, age 95.  Captain Kuhn joined Delta Air Lines 05-24-1946 and retired with Delta in 1981.  Widowed with the passing of his wife Virginia, Captain Kuhn is survived by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  
 
 
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                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituary for Herbert Creagh Kuhn (1921 - 2016) ...................................
Herbert C. Kuhn, age 95, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the home of his daughter in Quitman, AR.
He was born August 23, 1921 in Dallas, TX to Erin Kathleen Creagh and Walter E Kuhn.
It was during college that he realized his lifelong dream when he transferred from Rice University to the University of Houston to attend a newly inaugurated FAA course teaching students to fly. With the outbreak of WWII, he served as a flight instructor at Texas A&M, then joined the Ferry Command and subsequently the Army Air Corps serving in the South Pacific in the Air Corps' Ferry Command.
After WWII he joined Delta Airlines, basing in Atlanta, Houston, and Ft Worth. He retired in 1981 as a flight Captain after 35 years of distinguished service with his career spanning the evolution of commercial flight from the early twin engine craft to several generations of jet aircraft. His love of flying drew him into the hobby of soaring (gliders) which he enjoyed for several years.
Herbert was the beloved husband of the late Virginia Alice Overton, being blessed with 60 years together. He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Kuhn Martin (Larry) and Paula Kuhn Earl (Jim); son, Donald Walter Jason Kuhn (Tomlyn); three granddaughters; two grandsons; five great-granddaughters; three great-grandsons and many additional close friends and companions.
 
.Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 30, 2016
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Spouse:  Virginia Alice Overton Kuhn  
Date of Birth: Friday  January  27, 1922
Date of Death: Tuesday  January  31, 2012
Age at Death: 90 years, 4 days

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