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Monday, January 30, 2017

WAL Capt. Thomas F. Smith

 T H O M A S   F R A N C I S   S M I T H
S E P T E M B E R  1 6 , 1 9 2 8  -  J A N U A R Y  1 5 , 2 0 1 7
 
Tom was born on September 16, 1928 in Washington DC. He was the youngest child of Ed and Sarah Smith. Tom grew up during the Great Depression and related many stories of the austerity of those times.
He attended Catholic School in Washington, DC and then moved with his family to Gallup, NM where his father was a government agent on the Navajo reservation.
At the age of 17, he joined the Navy in San Diego and served out the two years remaining in World War II on a Rendova. He then attended college majoring in Aviation to become a pilot.
He joined Western Airlines in 1952 flying DC 3, DC 6, Electra, and 720 B. He attained Captain and flew on 727s for the remainder of his 35-year career, retiring in 1987.
Following this, he bought his beloved Twin Comanche and flew many trips to Canada and across the US. He set a record for a non-stop long distance flight – from Everett, Washington to Louisville, Kentucky in 1992.
Not only was Tom an avid pilot, he used his aviation engineering skills to develop several FAA approved modifications for the Twin Comanche. He pursued his passion for aviation his entire life.
Tom passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on January 15, 2017 in Kirkland, WA in his 89th year. He was preceded in death by sister Mary and brother Paul.
Tom is survived by his wife Helen, daughter Ruth (Ed), stepdaughter Karen (Jerry), sons Paul (Sharon), Tom, Greg (Indira) and Stephen (Nicole) as well as seven beloved grandchildren- Karen, Silas, Derek, Aidan, Brendan, Abby, and Charlotte.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
 
Anyone wishing to make a donation in Tom's memory may do so to the Museum of Flight, Restoration Project at Paine Field in Everett, WA;



~ IN MEMORY ~
WAL Capt. Thomas F. Smith
September 16, 1928 ~ January 15, 2017


       News has reached us with the passing of Western Airlines pilot Captain Thomas Francis Smith, age 88.   Captain Smith joined Western Airlines 12-02-1952 and was based SEA.  He is survived by his wife Helen.  The Smiths resided in Washington state.  To the best of my knowledge personal condolences may be sent to the family at
2200 196th St SE Unit 69 , Bothell WA 98012-7234 ... (425) 485-6226.    
Arrangements have been entrusted to Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills,
located at 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood, WA 98036-4934 | (425) 672-1800. 
To date I have not seen an online guestbook but I did contact the funeral home to
verify that services for Captain Smith will be held Saturday February 11th at 1:00PM with graveside services following at 2:00PM.
Should we receive further information we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Helen <helensmith_ppdoula@hotmail.com>    Date: Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 6:20 PM
........... my husband Tom Smith  passed away peacefully on Jan 15th 2017.
For anyone interested, there will be a Memorial Service at PURDY and WALTERS FUNERAL HOME AT FLORAL HILLS on SATURDAY Feb 11th @1:00PM.
Address is 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood, WA 98036..............................
Sincerely,
Helen Smith
​Forward by Retired Ca
​pt CC (Bud) Graham​

Saturday, January 28, 2017

DL Capt. Roger Allen Wert

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL Capt. Roger Allen Wert
June 10, 1932 ~ January 26, 2017
 
Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Roger Allen Wert, age 84.  Captain Wert joined Delta Air Lines 11-10-1958 and retired with Delta in 1992, based Atlanta.  He is survived by his wife Nitale and their children. 
or the funeral home website at http://www.parrottfuneralhome.com/  
Visitation will be Feb. 1st from 10:00-11:00 AM at Peachtree City Christian Church in Peachtree City, Georgia....that is one hour prior to the start of funeral services at 11:00 AM.  Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
5120 Newnan Road , Griffin GA 30223-6913  ...  (850) 492-2423.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary.................................
Roger Wert...............FAIRBURN, GA. - Mr. Roger Allen Wert of Griffin passed away on January 25, 2017. Mr. Wert was a retired Captain with Delta Air Lines and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Mr. Wert was the son of the late Herbert Lee and Mary Mable Wert. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nitale Pence Wert; daughter, Kristin Wert Habowski of Williamson, GA; son, Gary Alan Wert and his wife, Kathy of Cumming, GA; grandson, Logan Alan Wert of Cumming. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Peachtree City Christian Church with Dr. George Dillard officiating. Interment services will follow at Georgia National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Those wishing may send an online condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Peachtree City Christian Church for Guatemalan Relief Project, 500 Kedron Drive, Peachtree City, GA 30269. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Peachtree City Christian Church in Peachtree City, GA. PARROTT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 770-964-4800.
.Funeral Home : Parrott Funeral Home
.8355 Senoia Road/Hwy. 74 Fairburn, GA 30213  ...  (770) 964-4800

.Published in Urbana Daily Citizen from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

DL Capt. Scott Robert Jones

Plz note correction to family address:   
1537 Folsum Dr. Windsor, CO 80550

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Scott Robert Jones
July 10, 1940 ~ January 17, 2017

As directed by the funeral home, news has been received with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Scott Robert Jones, age 76.  Captain Jones joined Delta Air Lines 03-14-1966 and was based ATL/030 at the time of his retirement.  He is survived by his wife Diane, their children and grandchildren.  
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.marksfuneralservice.com/ 
Or this link which will take you right to Capt. Jones’ obituary:
Marks Funeral Service of Windsor, Colorado has been entrusted with arrangements...(970) 686-9525
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at
 1537 Folsum Dr. Windsor, CO 80550
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN   
Obituary................................ 
The heavens gain and the earth loses with the passing of Scott Robert Jones on January 17, 2017. He was a husband, father, grandfather and pilot. He was born in 1940 in Minneapolis and was raised in Decatur, Georgia.
He joined the Civil Air Patrol at an early age and never looked back. Flying was in his blood. After a brief stent in the Army flying government contracts in C130s with Flying Tigers/Zantop he was hired by Delta Airlines in 1966. He retired 30 years later.
   
Scott was known as the “coolest pilot in the cockpit.” He mentored many young people as he had such a youthful charisma – be young, be foolish, be happy. He is remembered for his lighthearted, joyful zest for life and for his always helping and joking nature.
   
He never met a stranger. We will miss the laughter and smile that he always put on our faces.
Scott is survived by his wife of almost 46 years, Diane; three daughters, two sons-in-law, four grandchildren and lots of friends.
He was a lover of people and never missed an opportunity to help a fellow human being. What a special man! He is guaranteed to rest in peace; but watch out angels, because here comes Scott!
A private family service was held. Online condolences may be made at www.marksfuneralservice.com
----------------------------- 
-----Original Message-----
From: Todd Vess Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:29 AM To: DEATH@pilotcommunication.net Subject: Scott Robert Jones Obituary
Mrs. Jones asked that the attached obituary and photo be added to your website.
Please contact me if you have any other questions.  
Thank you, 
Todd Vess, Funeral Director
Marks Funeral & Cremation Service
9293 Eastman Park Dr., Windsor, CO 80550  .... (970) 686-9525

WA/DL F/O David C. Johnson

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, WA/DL pilot David C. Johnson
July 17, 1942 ~ Jan 10, 2017
 
Notification with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot F/O David C. Johnson, age 74.  David joined Western Airlines 11-28-1972 and retired with Delta Air Lines.  He was based SLC & LAX....at the time of his retirement based 030/LAX.  David is survived by his wife Louella and his children.  To view/sign the online guestbook please visit
My information is limited...should we receive more information we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary........................
David Johnson   (1942 - 2017)
David was a Westfield Wildcat Alumni Class 1961 and Tuskegee Institute Class 1966, passed on to Glory on Jan 10, 2017. After the U.S. Air Force David became a commercial pilot flying passenger jets for Western Air Lines and Delta Air Lines. David is survived by his wife Louella, sons David Christopher and Joshua, daughter Lisa. (He was preceded in death by his first wife Gwendolyn Jackson Johnson & son Reginald) five sisters and two brothers. A memorial will be held on Saturday January 28, 2017 at noon at the Edgewater Community Center.

.Published in The Birmingham News on Jan. 27, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Lena Zompetti, wife of NEA/DL G. 'Mike' Zompetti

Update:  new contact for NEA/DL Capt. Mike Zompetti
 
From: George  Sent: Monday, February 20, 2017 3:29 PM   Subject: Mike Zompetti
 
Retired Captain Mike Zompetti's wife, Lee, recently passed away.  Lee & Mike were still living in their home of 44 years.  Lee was Mike's primary caretaker.  Mike lost his independence a few years ago and is wheel chair bound.  He also suffers from Dementia.   As a result Mike has been moved to a facility called Bridges in Nashua on Amherst Street.  He has lost his independence, his home, his life as he knew it and his soul-mate.  
Cards or visits would be very much appreciated.
                                                                             ~ Cynthia Magill, wife of J Ken Magill  
 Bridges by Epoc
Attn: Mike Zompetti
575 Amherst Street
Nashua, NH. 03063
 

Mike can have visitors at Bridges. Mornings between 10 and 12 and evenings between 5 and 7 work the best right now.


~ IN MEMORY ~
Lena ‘Lee’ Zompetti, wife of NEA/DL Mike Zompetti
February 5, 1927 ~ January 21, 2017


Our group has received news with the passing of Lena Zompetti, wife of retired NEA/DL pilot Captain Gaetano ‘Mike’ Zompetti. Lena is survived by her husband Mike and many extended family members.  
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://obittree.com/obituary/us/new-hampshire/nashua/davis-funeral-home-llc/lena-zompetti/2827712/  Services for Lena are planned for this Thursday, January 26th in Nashua NH....please see information below.  Davis Funeral Home of Nashua has been entrusted with arrangements http://www.davisfuneralhomenh.com/ 
For those wishing, personal condolences may be sent to Captain Zompetti and family at
18 Apache Road , Nashua NH 03063-1304  ..........  (603) 883-5222.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary..............................
Lena (Kofos) Zompetti, 89, of Nashua, NH passed away peacefully Saturday morning, January 21, 2017 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA.
She was born on February 5, 1927 in Enfield, NH, a daughter of the late Arthur G. and Fannie (Poleto) Kofos
Mrs. Zompetti was the beloved and devoted wife of Gaetano “Mike’ Zompetti. They shared over 63 years of marriage.
Following her graduation from high school, she received her degree from Tufts University.
She spent her career working in the medical field and worked for Dr. Firth.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, George Kofos and her sister, Freda Dabouras.
Besides her beloved husband, Mike, she is survived by her nieces and nephews.
SERVICES: A Funeral Service in her honor will be held at the DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua on Thursday morning, January 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Interment prayers and burial will follow at Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua.
==========================

From: James Magill <kennmagill@gmail.com>   Subject: Lee Zompetti   Date: January 22, 2017 at 18:08:46 EST   To: George Chaudoin <oeg1011@comcast.net>
......................Just got the sad news that Lee Zompetti wife of Mike Zompetti passed away yesterday (21 Jan 2017).
No news on a wake yet, will let you know when I do...................
J Ken Magill , 410 Marsh Creek Rd., Venice, FL 34292     kennmagill@gmail.com

Friday, January 20, 2017

Janice Frazier, wife of WC/RW (NWA) Capt. Jim Frazier

~ IN MEMORY ~
Janice Frazier, wife of WC/RW/NWA Capt. Jim Frazier
September 2, 1934 ~ January 17, 2017
 
Word has reached our group with the passing of Janice Corlene Frazier, wife of retired West Coast/Hughes Republic/Northwest pilot Captain James Blaine Frazier.  Janice’s death notice appears below. 
Survived by her husband, condolences may be sent to Captain Frazier and their family at 
770 N. Nicklaus Lane , Eagle ID 83616-5358  ....  (208) 939-7197
Or by email at jamesbfrasier@gmail.com
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN  
 

Janice Corlene Frazier, 82, of Eagle, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at her home of natural causes. Funeral Home: Cremation Society of Idaho
Cremation Society of Idaho
5541 West Overland Road
Boise, ID 83705
(208) 322-3590 Funeral Home Details
 
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Jan. 20, 2017 
 
 
From: Ray Dahl Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:02 AM   Subject: Captain (ret) Jim Frazier's wife, Janice
From: gene kranc
 
Jim Frazier's wife, Janice, passed away yesterday in Boise.   Jim's email is jamesbfrasier@gmail.com
His address is 770 N Nicklaus Lane, Eagle, Id    83616

Thursday, January 19, 2017

DL Capt. Merlin 'Mike' J. Gaylord

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Merlin J. 'Mike' Gaylord
August 19, 1935 ~ January 12, 2017
 
The family of Capt. Merlin ‘Mike’ Gaylord has advised us of his passing...Captain Merlin J. Gaylord was 81 years of age at the time of his passing one week ago.  Captain Gaylord joined Delta Air Lines 04-03-1967 and retired in 1995, based 030/ATL.  He is survived by his wife Billie.  Please see information below....Billie notes that memorial services will be held later in the spring in NY. 
For those wishing, personal condolences may be sent to the Gaylord family at  
54 Shadow Lake Drive SW , Lilburn GA 30047-2915
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
CARES AND CONCERNS
Thank you to Mrs. Billie Gaylord, wife of the late retired Delta Captain Mike Gaylord, 81.   He was born 8/19/1935, hired by Delta 4/3/1967 and passed away 1/12/2017.
=====================
 
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 From: Billie Gaylord billie.gaylord@yahoo.com
After listening to Mike read the obituaries of fellow pilots that both of us knew, I never thought I'd be posting one for him.  Capt. Mike Gaylord, 4/3/67-8/19/95 passed away peacefully on 1/12/17 at home in the care of hospice.  His life went briefly after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer on 12/15/16.  Mike was of the generation of pilots who not only felt lucky but, fortunate to be hired by Delta Airlines.  He was always proud to wear the uniform, sad when he had to retire.  He considered all of you brothers of the fraternity and so it be.
There will be no services held except a Mass in the spring in upstate N.Y.  I know he would like to thank all of you who were part of his 28 yr. career.  God Bless
                     Family can be reached at
                     Billie Gaylord
                     54 Shadow Lake Dr. SW
                     Lilburn, Ga. 30047
 
====================
 -----Original Message----- From: Woody tristar5@bellsouth.net 
 Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 8:54 PM    To: Julian Black    Cc: robertsDL@mindspring.com    Subject: Passing of Mike Gaylord
 
 .................. I have not seen anything on the passing of Mike Gaylord on Thursday.  Sad to
 deliver the news & I do not know who to contact on the network. Also, I have
 no details nor have I seen an obituary.  His wife's name is Billie and is a
 retired F/A..........................
 Thanks, 

Woody Woodruff

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

WA/DL Capt. Thomas W. Blair Jr.

~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL Capt. Thomas ‘Tom’ W. Blair Jr.
May 20, 1938 ~ January 15, 2017
 
The family of Western/Delta Captain Tom Blair has just advised our group of his passing....Captain Thomas W. Blair Jr. was 78 years of age at the time of his passing last Sunday evening.  Captain Blair joined Western Airlines 02-26-1968 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1998, based LAX/030.  Captain Blair is survived by his wife retired Western/Delta F/A Diana Blair. 
Arrangements are not yet known but for those wishing, personal condolences may be sent to the Blair family at
40520 Calle Galisteo , Indio CA 92203-7577
As we learn more we will be sure to pass along that information.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 

 
From: Dick Deeds   Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:41 PM   Subject:  Passing of Tom Blair
On Jan 18, 2017, at 12:22, B2ACOWEE@aol.com   
 wrote:
 
I just heard from Diana Blair that Tom passed away in a care facility in La Quinta on Sunday, January 15. He had been suffering from Alzheimers for several years. Diana is a former Western Flight Attendant and will forward any further information soon.
Her address:
 
Diana Blair
40520 Calle Galisteo 
Indio, Ca. 92203
 
Thank you.
Bruce Cowee

PAA/DL Capt. John Carl Skinner

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, PAA/DL Capt. John C. Skinner
March 22, 1936 ~ January 13, 2017
 
Notification with the passing of Pan Am/Delta pilot John Carl Skinner, age 80.  Capt. Skinner joined Pan American 02-28-1966 and retired with Delta Air Lines as S/O based JFK/031.  He is survived by his wife Jeri and many extended family members.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit this website 
Services were held today January 18th in Southport, Connecticut.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary.........................

Skinner, John C.
On the evening of January 13, 2017, John Carl Skinner, 80, passed away peacefully as a result of injuries suffered from a fall the day after Christmas. John was surrounded by his family at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport at the time of his passing, after a happy day of sharing memories and music with loved ones.
John was born in San Jose, California on March 22, 1936. He was adopted at age 6 by Cleo and Lempi Amanda Koivunen Skinner, and later at age 12 by Gladys May Skinner, following the passing of Amanda.
John grew up in Sacramento, California and joined the Navy at age 18 where he served as a fighter pilot for 12 years. He met his future wife, Jeri Ann Hatch, at the Officers' Club at Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, California. They were married on July 5, 1959. They had two sons, Christian Carl born on February 9, 1960 and Craig Steven born exactly two years later, on February 9, 1962.
After serving in the Navy, John continued his flying career as a Captain for Pan American Airways in its peak years. During this time, John and his family relocated to the east coast and settled in Westport, Connecticut so that he could be based out of the New York hub and enjoy more time with his family when he wasn't flying. While working for Pan Am, he flew to such places as Beirut, Johannesburg, London, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo. John finished his professional career with Delta Airlines, after their acquisition of Pan Am.
Flying was his first love, and he was blessed to be able to spend his life doing what he loved most. John also loved anything with an engine, especially cars. He enjoyed watching and attending car races with his son, Chris. His son's friends used to line up their cars in the driveway so he could fix them. It was even joked that John could fix a car with nothing but glue and a yo-yo string. John was an all-around handyman, and he passed this talent on to his sons.
Following his retirement, John, along with Jeri and Craig, became a leader for Kingdom Builders and later for Builders Beyond Borders, where he put his handyman skills to use building and repairing homes, clinics, daycare centers, and more for the less fortunate. John and his family assembled groups of teens to participate in these efforts, traveling to such places as Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Honduras, and instilling the values of generosity, service, and goodwill through their ministry. Throughout the years, over 1,700 teenagers participated in these programs.
John was preceded in death by his adoptive father Cleo Skinner; his adoptive mother Amanda Skinner; his adoptive mother Gladys Skinner; his father-in-law Robert Hatch, his mother-in-law Bernice Hatch, and his dear friend who was like a daughter to him Marianne Challis-Root.
John leaves his wife of 57 years, Jeri (Hatch) Skinner; his son Christian Skinner and his wife Tammy; his son Craig Skinner and his wife Elizabeth; his granddaughter Jennifer Skinner; his granddaughter Amanda Dempsey, her husband Peter, and their son Killian; his granddaughter Emily Skinner; his step-grandson Howard Dias and his companion Jasmin; his sister Patricia Peck and her husband Robert; his nephew Brian Peck, his companion Staci, and his daughter Ruby; his niece Diane Rodda, her husband Matthew, their son Owen, and their daughter Ashlin; his sister-in-law Jannett Bailey; and his French bulldog Winston.
In addition to his biological family, John leaves behind dear friends who are like his extended family; his "son-in-law" Frank Root; his "grandson" Alanson Root, his wife Ashley, and their son, Atlas; his "granddaughter" Abigail Root and her companion Ben; his "grandson" Phillip Bettencourt; "Uncle" Bob Logan; "Uncle" Rick Donner; and many other close friends who held John in their hearts.
In recent years, John dealt with Parkinson's Disease but always kept a positive attitude. The effects of the disease contributed to his fall. In keeping with John's generous nature, he donated his body to Yale University for research in hopes of helping to find a cure for the disease.
John has requested that donations be made to
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research to further advance the search for a cure. (MichaelJFox.org)
A celebration of John's life was held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Southport Congregational Church, 524 Pequot Avenue, Southport, Connecticut.

NEA/DL Capt. Richard 'Dick' L. Houghton

~ IN MEMORY ~
NEA/DL Capt. Richard Louis Houghton
July 1, 1932 ~ January 16, 2017
 
Notification with the passing of retired Northeast/Delta pilot Captain Richard ‘Dick’ Louis Houghton, age 84.  Captain Houghton joined Northeast Airlines 12-18-1957 and retired with Delta Air Lines.  He is survived by his wife Judy and daughter Kim. 
To view the online obituary and sign the guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
Hodges Josberger Funeral Home of Marco Island, Florida has been entrusted with arrangements. 
Services are planned for this Saturday, January 21st in Florida.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary and services .........................
Richard Louis Houghton, July 1, 1932 - January 16, 2017
    Memorial Service : Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 11:00 am
    Hodges Josberger Funeral Home , 577 E Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, Florida 34145
Richard "Dick" Houghton of Isle of Capri, Florida passed peacefully on January 16, 2017 with his wife Judy and daughter Kim by his side.
He was preceded in death by his son Hunter Houghton, father Brigadier General Junius Houghton, mother Hazel Houghton and his six siblings. Dick is survived by his wife Judy Houghton of Isle of Capri, Florida; daughter Kim Houghton of Arlington, Virginia; and daughter Amy Raven Glave of Richmond, Virginia.
 
Born July 1, 1932 in Hershey, Pennsylvania to a long line of career military, Dick attended the University of Miami and then joined the Navy where he became a Lieutenant JG Navy Pilot.
 
After retiring from the Navy, he worked as pilot for Delta Airlines serving as a Captain for 25 years.
 
Dick spent much of us life in the Everglades that he loved since he was a boy. Throughout his life he was an avid hunter and supporter / defender of The Big Cypress National Preserve.
 

A Memorial Service to honor Dick's life will take place on Saturday January 21st, 11:00am at Hodges Josberger Funeral Home 577 E Elkcam Cir, Marco Island, FL 34145. Burial services to follow at Marco Island Cemetery. Afterwards a reception will be held at the funeral home. Pastor Curt Ayers of Isle of Capri Christian Church will officiate.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

WA/DL Beverly Taylor, wife of WA/DL Capt. Joe B. Taylor

~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL F/A Beverly Taylor, wife of WA/DL Capt. Joe Taylor
Sept. 9, 1951 ~ Jan. 11 2017
 

Notification with the passing of former Western/Delta Flight Attendant Beverly Arthur Taylor, wife of Western/Delta pilot Captain Joe B. Taylor.  As noted in obituary below, a memorial service for Beverly will be held on Monday, Jan. 16th at Grace Community Bible Church in Sandy UT.  Beverly’s obituary and online guestbook is available at
Should we receive further information, we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary.....................................
Beverly Arthur Taylor, beloved wife, mother and stepmother, passed away Jan. 11 at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City. She had battled cancer of the lymph system since the spring of 2016 but had bounced back in the fall, managing to host family and friends for a wedding reception, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Loving and devout, Bev always seemed to have a smile on her face and a kind word to share. Steady, thoughtful and always impeccably dressed, she was held in high regard and much loved.
Bev was born in Chicago on Sept. 9, 1951, and grew up in its suburb of Homewood, Illinois. Her father, Sam, was a businessman, and her mother, Helen, a housewife, with Bev an only child. She attended SMU (Southern Methodist University) for one year before transferring to Arizona State University, from which she graduated in 1973.
After enjoying a trip to Italy during college, Bev took a job as a reservation agent for Continental Airlines. Soon she moved on to become a flight attendant for Western Airlines, known in the 1970s for its memorable slogan "the only way to fly." Bev remained with the company after Western merged with and became Delta Airlines.
On Oct. 2, 1982, she married Joe Taylor, a Delta Airlines pilot who had also flown with Western. It was Joe's second marriage, Bev's first. They settled together in Salt Lake City, Delta's new western hub.
In 1993, they welcomed a baby boy, Grant Benjamin Taylor. After having worked sixteen years as a flight attendant, Bev decided to devote herself to raising and homeschooling Grant-which she succeeded at doing through most of his high school years. Grant ultimately graduated from Brighton High School, and, in 2015, the Air Force Academy. In June 2016, much to Bev's delight, Grant married Cierra Anderson, also of Salt Lake City.
Bev was also a wonderful stepmother to five kids from Joe's previous marriage: Joe, Tim, Brett, Rick and Heather, and a step-grandmother to seven grandchildren. Most of them reside in the Sacramento area in California.
A longtime member of the Grace Community Bible Church and a bible study leader at the Salt Lake City Chinese Christian Church, Bev was a devout Christian and was admired for leading a life of principle and grace. In her last few years, she took a bright young Taiwanese girl under her wing and tutored her daily, helping her to flourish.
Bev is survived by her husband Joe, her son Grant and daughter-in-law Cierra, and her stepchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, Jan. 16 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Community Bible Church in Sandy, Utah. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

.Published in Deseret News on Jan. 14, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

DL Capt. Jack S. Kelly

Update ..... with obituary and notice of memorial services planned for April 29th in Landrum SC...
please see information below and please RSVP to kayle.kelly@hotmail.com  ...
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
online obituary site:   http://www.thehowzemortuary.com/obituaries/Jack-Kelly-2/#!/Obituary  
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jack S. Kelly, a graduate of Clemson University


Jack Sherman Kelly of Landrum, SC passed away on January 9, 2017.  He was born December 8, 1940, in Jacksonville, FL to Mack and Grace Kelly.  He was a graduate of Clemson University, a veteran who served in Vietnam as an Air Force F-4 Fighter Pilot, and a Pilot with Delta Airlines for 29 years.  He was Assistant Chief Pilot of Atlanta from 1989-1992, and Chief Pilot from 1992-1995.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Paul.
Surviving is a wife, Frances Kayle Kelly and daughter, Cristal Kelly; brothers Bill (Betty), J.R. (Carmelita), Terry (Roni); sisters Carol Cason (Ben), Nancy Allen, and Doris Jimenez (Abner).
There will be a celebration of his life on April 29, 2017 at 1pm at Mountain Hill Community Church, Glassy Mountain, Landrum, SC.  A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.thehowzemorturary.com 

Memorial donations may be made to Gentiva Hospice of Spartanburg, SC.
===============================================================
~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Jack S. Kelly
December 8, 1940 ~ January 9, 2017
Word has been received with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot and former Chief Pilot Captain Jack S. Kelly.  Captain Kelly passed due to complications of Parkinson’s Disease.  He was 76 years of age.  Captain Kelly joined Delta Air Lines 01-05-1970 and was based Atlanta.  He is survived by his wife Frances ‘Kayle’ and daughter Cristal. 
To date we have not seen an online obituary or guestbook but condolences may be sent to the family at
2 Night Hawk Way, Landrum, SC 29356-3406. 
Memorial services will be advised when known.  As we receive more information, we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for he PCN 
-------Original Message-------
From: Ben Frankland   Date: 1/10/2017 5:06:00 PM   Subject: Captain Jack Kelly
Please pass to all that Captain Jack Kelly passed Jan 9, 2016. Jack died from complications from Parkinsons Disease. He is survived by his wife Kayle and daughter Cristal.Jack was a former Chief Pilot in Atlanta. Condolences may be sent to Kayle Kelly, 2 Night Hawk Way, Landrum SC 29356. Memorial services will be announced later.
From: Julian Black  Sent: Monday, January 09, 2017 8:36 PM   Subject: JACK KELLY
DGW Folks: 
It is with great sorry that I report that another one of our greats has passed this evening. 
I just received the note below from Ben Frankland. 
Our hearts and prayers are with Jack and his family. 
Julian 
Family address:   2 Night Hawk Way, Landrum, SC 29356 

From: Ben Frankland [mailto:bsfrankland@peoplepc.com] Sent: Monday, January 09, 2017 8:03 PM   Subject: jACK KELLY

..... with great regret,have to inform you of the passing of Captain Jack Kelly this evening.  
Jack had complications arising from Parkinson’s. 
More details and services, if any, to follow.
 Please pass to suitable individuals.  
Thank you,  
Ben Frankland    

DL Capt. Frederick A. Johansen

 Update with obituary:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?n=Fred-JOHANSEN&pid=183553031
 
Fred JOHANSEN           (1931 - 2017)

In Memory of Fred Johansen Sept. 23, 1931 Jan. 8, 2017 Memorial Mass Friday, January 13, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Cathedral of Christ the King 2699 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. Fred insisted he wanted no more than one inch of space in the newspaper for his obituary. A life so extraordinary might need a bit more room. Frederick Alexander was born in Houston, Texas, to Charles and Ollivetti Johansen, joining siblings Charlie and Katherine. He graduated from Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia in 1949 and continued his education at Georgia Tech, graduating with an engineering degree in 1953. Fred met his "Barbara-Dahlin'" in the winter of 1956, and they married at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta in April of 1957. After serving in the Air Force as a pilot, he joined Delta Air Lines in November 1958. Fred loved his job. He retired as Captain of the L-1011 in 1991 after 33 years of stellar service. Whether traveling by airplane or Harley-Davidson, motorboat or dog sled, Fred was equally enthusiastic about the journey as he was the destination. He embraced adventure and new opportunities, and was in constant awe of our amazing planet. He loved people and engaged in conversation with family and strangers alike. Fred loved his Heal Over on Lake Burton, a cabin enjoyed for 54 years by four generations of Johansens, the family dachshund Caesar Augustus of Burton, and relatives and friends abundant. His capable and creative hands were always at work at Heal Over, designing and building, repairing and loving. Fred was a constant and faithful servant to his God and his Church. He loved his Cathedral of Christ the King, where he was an active parishioner for all of his adult life. He also celebrated his time at St. Helena Catholic Church in Rabun County, Georgia, during the summer months. Fred adored his family. He is survived by his treasured Barbara, his children Janice, Alec, Laura, Kristen, and Emily, their spouses Ron Spieker, Joel Jeffcoat, George Kilguss, and Ken Pecoraro, and his grandchildren Martha and Patrick, Clayton and Hattie, Gieva, George, and Michaela, Ryan, Matthew and Henry. Thank you, Daddy, for dancing with Mama in the kitchen, for teaching five teenagers how to drive, for appreciating a good chili dog and frosted orange at the Varsity, and for your positive attitude and graceful humility in your last days. You celebrated life every day. You will forever be celebrated! "The most exciting time of my life was you all," Fred Johansen, December 20, 2016. Ditto, Podnah. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Catholic Foundation of North Georgia, The Gunning Johansen Endowment Fund, 780 Johnson Ferry Road, #750, Atlanta, GA 30342 Or Cathedral of Christ the King, See address above.
.Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Jan. 11 to Jan. 12, 2017


~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF, DL Capt. Frederick A. Johansen
September 23, 1931 ~ January 7, 2017
We have just heard of the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Frederick Alexander Johansen, age 85.  Captain Johansen joined Delta Air Lines 11-10-1958 and retired with 30 plus years of commercial flying, based Atlanta.  He is survived by his wife Barbara.  Service arrangements are not yet known but an online guestbook is available at http://www.csog.com/_mgxroot/page_10780.php 
Arrangements entrusted to Cremation Society of Georgia, 404-355-7627.
For those wishing, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
2765 Peachtree Rd NE #3, Atlanta, GA 30305-2940....(404) 233-3976.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary......................
Frederick Alexander Johansen
Born in Houston, TX on Sep. 23, 1931
Departed on Jan. 8, 2017 and resided in Atlanta, GA.
-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Gentile [mailto:nick.gentile@cristoreyatlanta.org]    Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2017 11:09 AM   Subject: Fred Johansen
Just heard that Fred Passed away last night. He and his wife were big
supporters and contributors to Cristo Rey. Sorry to have to send this news

Nick

Monday, January 9, 2017

WA/DL Capt. Ted R. Leth

 
Ted Reuben Leth
Jan. 3, 1935 – Dec. 28, 2016
 
Ted Leth passed away on Dec. 28, 2016, due to complications of Parkinson's disease. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 50 years, Marita, daughter Ann Snyders (Bill), son Torrey (Lucie), sister-in-law Alice and granddaughters Grace and Emma. He is also greatly missed by his twin brother Tom (Silvia), nephews, nieces and other family and friends.
 
Ted was born on Jan. 3, 1935, to Jessie and Teddie R. Leth in Oak Park, Ill. After high school, he attended the University of Illinois, where he earned a degree in electrical engineering. While at the university, he went through ROTC camp and took an interest in flying. Upon graduating he got a job as an engineer for North American Aviation in Los Angeles. In 1957, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and started pilot training. After he earned his wings he flew B-25s and B-47s.
 
Ted liked flying and decided to make that his career. When he got out of the Air Force he applied to Western Airlines and started flying commercially in 1964. He was based in Los Angeles until 1980 when he transferred to San Francisco and made Half Moon Bay his home. Western Airlines eventually merged with Delta and Ted retired at age 60 as a captain for Delta Airlines, flying the Boeing 727.
 
Ted enjoyed sports and was an avid golfer. Half Mon Bay Golf Links was his favorite, but he liked playing different courses and usually brought his clubs on vacations and enjoyed a round with his wife. He was very proud of his two holes-in-one. He was also a devoted fan of the San Francisco 49ers and the Boston Red Sox.
 
Most important to Ted was his family. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and would eagerly participate in their activities. He took pride in their accomplishments. Our family vacations at Lake Tahoe, and reunions with his brother Tom and his family have been the highlight for several years. We all have fond memories of those times.
 
Ted wanted to give back to the community. After retirement he kept busy volunteering and worked at the Senior Center delivering Meals on Wheels and at the Crisis Center as a counselor. He was also a golf marshal.
 
Ted will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him.
 
A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m., Jan. 27, at the Community United Methodist Church, 777 Miramontes St., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019.
 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation or a charity of your choice.


~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL Capt. Ted R. Leth
January 3, 1935 ~ December 28, 2016

The family of WA/DL Captain Ted Leth has written us with news of his passing.  Captain Ted Ruben Leth was 81 years of age at the time of his death due to complications of Parkinson’s Disease.  Captain Leth joined Western Airlines 04-27-1964 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1995, based 030/SLC.  Memorial Services are pending and will be advised when known.
Survived by his wife Marita personal condolences may be sent to the family at
456 Fairway Drive , Half Moon Bay CA 94019-2218  ...  (650) 726-2747.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN  




 
From: Dick Deeds   Sent: Friday, December 30, 2016 8:15 PM   Subject:  passing of Wal/DAL Captain ted Leth
On Dec 30, 2016, at 16:36, Ted Let < tmleth@comcast.net > wrote:
My loving husband and best friend for 50 years has passed away.
Ted died on December 28 due to complications from Parkinson's.
No date for a Memorial service has been set yet.

Marita Leth

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Essie Lathan Schorr, wife of DL Capt. Bob Schorr

~ IN EMORY ~
Essie Lathan Schorr, wife of DL Capt. Bob Schorr
October 24, 1930 - January 3, 2017

 
From: David L. Roberts [mailto:robertsDL@mindspring.com] Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 5:05 PM   
Subject: Death of Mrs. Robert F. (Essie) Schorr, 86

CARES AND CONCERNSThank you to retired DL Captain Joe Ivey for sending the sad news of the death of Mrs. Essie Schorr, 86, wife of retired Delta Captain, and former Delta Golden Wings President, Robert F. 'Bob' Schorr.  I believe the cause of death was pneumonia.  We had enjoyed the DGW Christmas party with the Ivey's and the Schorr's and more than a hundred other guests just a few weeks ago and she was in great health at that time.
Expressions of condolence may be sent to Captain Schorr and family at 3400 Prince George Street, East Point, GA 30344-5819, phone 404-762-5323.
To view or sign the Online Guest Book, please visit http://www.parrottfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Essie-Schorr/#!/Obituary

Essie Lathan Schorr

Obituary for Essie Lathan Schorr

Mrs. Essie Lathan Schorr of East Point passed away on January 3, 2017. Mrs. Schorr was the daughter of the late George Lawrence and Rachael Victoria Lathan. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Robert F. (Bob) Schorr ; daughter, Valerie Bennington of Peachtree City; son, Robert Schorr and his wife, Kristi of Dallas, GA; grandchildren, Victoria Little and her husband Ray of Montgomery , AL; Andrew Whatley of Galveston, TX; Kenzie Schorr of Acworth; Zachary Schorr of Acworth; Kole Schorr of Dallas, GA; great grandchildren, Reese Little, Reagan Little and Blakely Schorr; several nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 1 o’clock at St. Mathew Catholic Church , 215 Kirkley Road, Tyrone, GA. Interment services will follow at Westview Cemetery. Those wishing may send an online condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org/tribute). The family will receive friends Friday , January 6, 2017 from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. at Parrott Funeral Home and Crematory , 770-964-4800.
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Visitation : JAN 6. 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Parrott Funeral Home & Crematory
8355 Senoia Road, Fairburn, GA, US, 30213

info@parrottfuneralhome.com

http://www.parrottfuneralhome.com/
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Funeral Service: JAN 6. 01:00 PM

St. Matthew Catholic Church
315 Kirkley Rd., Tyrone, GA, US, 30290

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Cemetery Details

Westview Cemetery

1680 Westview Dr., SW , Atlanta, GA, 30310

NAL/PAA Capt. Richard E. Norman

~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, NAL/PAA, ALPA/IFALPA rep Capt. Richard E. ‘Dick’ Norman
October 3, 1925 - December 29, 2016

 
Notification with the passing of WWII veteran retired National/Pan Am pilot and ALPA rep Captain Richard E. Norman, age 91.
The online obituary/guestbook for Capt. Norman may be viewed and shared at
Arrangements under the direction of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL.
Services for Captain Norman will be held Saturday, January 7th in Tallahassee, Florida...please see information below.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
From: Robert Crawford Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 7:15 PM Subject: Passing of Richard E. Norman
Richard Norman Obituary........................................
Richard E. Norman (Captain Dick Norman) age 91 and resident of Tallahassee passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Dick was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by Kathleen W. Norman, his wife of 71 years, five children: Gloria W. Kohlmann (James), Richard E. Norman III, David W. Norman (Nancy), Nancy K. Sharp (Lawrence), Daniel T. Norman (Katherine), twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
 
Dick was born in Jacksonville, FL on October 3, 1925, the son of Richard and Gloria Norman. Gloria was the founder of Gloria Norman School of Dancing (Arlington). Richard was a pioneer in the production of silent films in the early 1920s, Norman Studios Motion Pictures (Arlington). Dick was on the board of directors of Norman Studios Silent Film Museum and lived to see his family legacy listed on the National Register of Historic Places and recent designation as a National Historic Landmark.
 
At the age of 17, Dick joined the Army Air Corps and was a B25 pilot during WWII. After the war he became a commercial airline pilot, flying for National Airlines and Pan American Airways for 32 years. He loved to fly and promoted aviation safety as a national representative for ALPA (Airline Pilots Association) and as a member of IFALPA (International Federation of Airline Pilots Association), focusing on federal government safety regulations. Upon retirement, Dick continued his support of aviation safety through the FAA WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program in Leon County, educating private pilots on safe handling of aircraft and accident reduction practices.
 
Dick Norman was devoted to God and had boundless pride and passion for his family. His positive attitude, words of encouragement and contagious smile will be remembered by those who knew him briefly and those who knew him well.
 
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 7th at 11:00 am at Deer Lake United Methodist Church, 8013 Deerlake Road South. Following the service, an internment ceremony will be held at Culley's MeadowWood Memorial Park, 700 Timberlane Road. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.
 
.Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Jan. 6, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WA/DL Capt. Stephen G. Kaminski II

Update with obituary.....................
In Memory of Stephen Kaminski II
October 4, 1951 - December 30, 2016
 
Stephen George Kaminski II passed away on December 30, 2016 after fighting a battle with cancer. Steve recently retired as a Boeing 777 Captain for Delta Air Lines. Steve started his airline career with Wien Air Alaska in 1974, was hired by Western Air Lines in 1977 and retired from Delta October 3, 2016.
 
Steve was a loving husband to Denise Kaminski and a proud father of Stephen Kaminski III, Deven Cason and her husband Cory Cason, Tairyn Mosley and her husband, Bryan Mosley, and Jonathan Kaminski. Steve also leaves behind three deeply cherished grandchildren, CJ Cason, 5, Paisley Mosley, 2, and Elliana Cason, 1, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and an outpouring of extended family and friends. His extended family included all of those employed at Delta, as he spent numerous birthdays and holidays, and shared many trying times with so many of them over the course of his career.
 
En lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St Jude Children's Research Foundation: http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/GiftFunds/GiftFunds?px=4374327&;pg=personal&fr_id=39300
 
Personal condolences may be sent to the Kaminski Family at, 3436 Harrison Rd. East Point, GA 30344, B777jets@aol.com  or (678) 586-8100
 
Obituary:
Stephen George Kaminski II, 65, Atlanta, GA died Friday, December 30, 2016 after fighting a battle with cancer. The funeral will be held on Saturday, January 7th at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church (240 Arnold St, Hapeville, GA 30354) at 1 p.m., followed by his burial with military honors at the College Park Cemetery (3600 Adams St, College Park, GA 30337).
 
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 6th at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Garden: 5755 Mallory Rd, College Park, GA 30349
 
Steve was born October 4, 1951 and was a descendent of Stephen George Kaminski and Philomena Kaminski in Biloxi, Mississippi. He attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona, FL with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, and a Masters in Aviation Management from Delta State University.
 
Steve was an Airline pilot for over 40 years, including 25 years as Captain. During this period, he flew numerous military charter flights using REACH call sign during Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Iraqi Freedom. Steve was well known around the world, establishing friendships everywhere he went. He always placed the best interest of others before himself. Drinks are being shared from continent to continent while memories and laughs are being told in his honor.
 
Steve and Denise have strong ties with two organizations they held dear to their heart, St Jude Children's Research Foundation and the Mississippi State Guard. Steve achieved the rank of Colonel and was personally selected to serve as the Deputy Commander of the organization, which involved assisting in Emergency Preparation for the state of Mississippi.
 

Steve will be missed by all those who knew him. He has changed the lives and inspired many. His memory will live on in the lives and the work of those he influenced. Please keep his family in friends and your thoughts and prayers.
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~ IN MEMORY ~
WA/DL Capt. Steve Kaminski
October 4, 1951 ~ December 30, 2016
We have received word with the passing of WA/DL pilot Captain Stephen G. Kaminski II, age 65.  Captain Kaminski joined Western Airlines 08-01-1977 and was based CVG and ATL with Delta Air Lines.  He is the father of son Steve who is a FO B7ER based JFK.  Captain Kaminski passed due to complications Stage IV lung cancer.  He is survived by his wife Denise and their children.  Services will be held Saturday, January 7th with visitation the evening prior...please see below....with a reception and celebration of life event following services on Saturday.
The family invites all of the Delta family to attend...arrangements entrusted to Forest Lawn Mortuary of College Park, Georgia. 
To view/sign the online guestbook please click on at this site
If you are able to attend and for more information, son Steve requests you contact him at sgkthree@gmail.com  ... (678) 595-8296
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary.........................................
                Funeral service : Saturday, January 07, 2017 | 1:00 pm
                St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hapeville, Georgia
Steve Kamiinski, II, age 65, of Atlanta, GA passed away Dec. 30, 2016. Surviving are wife; Denise Kaminski, sons; Stephen Kaminski, III, Jonathan Kaminski, Deven Cason, Tairyn Mosley, daughters; CJ Cason, Paisley Mosley, Elliana Cason. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment College Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5-8pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 5755 Mallory Rd. College Park, GA 30349.
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From: Stephen Kaminski < sgkthree@gmail.com >  Date: January 3, 2017 at 11:38:16 EST  Subject: Steve Kaminski's Funeral
On behalf of my mother Denise and family, we would like to extend an invitation to attend the funeral of my father, Steve Kaminski. Please see the attached document for times and dates. Please let me know if you will be able to attend this weekend. If you are not able to join us, our family fully understands the business of this holiday season, so standby for additional words about Stevapalooza (retirement/memorial party at the Delta Museum) in the upcoming months.Thank you,
Stephen Kaminski III  ... 
678-595-8296
Reception following: Candler Room at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel, where people will be able to join in fellowship, exchange stories and celebrate the life of Steve Kaminski
•This will be a fun event…light food, Budweiser and Jameson will be had by all
•A block of rooms will be available at the Renaissance
•Transportation: we are working on arranging transportation for Saturday, to help limit the need for a rental car (if outside the local area)
•Weather will be cold and potentially rainy….you can thank Steve for that
•In lieu of flowers, you can donate money to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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His son wrote the following to some of his Dad’s best friends:
It's with great sadness I write to you today, but because you meant so much to my dad, I wanted to inform you that last night, he passed away at Emory University Hospital. According to my Mom, he was having trouble breathing while at home around 11AM and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. A short 12-hours later, he stopped breathing completely.
I know that he loved his job at Delta so much and the crews he flew with regularly, so much more. I thank you for all of the prayers and support you gave him these past few months...it truly meant the world to him. He told me over Christmas that he lived a long and happy life, that he had no regrets and that he was blessed to have seen and done all that he has.
I wish you and your family, a happy New Year!
His son,
Stephen Kaminski III