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Sunday, January 1, 2017

C&S/DL Capt. George Maynard

C&S/DL Capt. George Maynard
February 9, 1927 ~ December 31, 2016

News has reached us with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired C&S/DL pilot Captain George Maynard, age 89 and nearing his 90th birthday.  George is the father of Braniff/USAirways/AA pilot John E. Maynard and also the brother of retired Braniff pilot Captain Don Maynard.  Captain George Maynard joined Chicago & Southern 05-07-1951 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1987 based DFW.  
He is survived by his wife Olga.
or  www.schoenfh.com   (the funeral home should have it posted soon).  Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home of New Orleans has been entrusted with arrangements.  Services are planned for January 4th in New Orleans...please see below. 
Personal condolences may be sent to the Maynard family at
100 Moss Lane , River Ridge LA 70123-2824  ...  (504) 737-5121.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
George Maynard, a native of New Orleans and resident of River Ridge, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones, on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 9:10 PM. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Olga Day Maynard; Five children, John E. Maynard (Kathryn Carr Maynard), Christine Maynard Felder (William E. Felder), George D. Maynard (Andrea Maitrejean Maynard), Mary Maynard Hankel and Daniel D. Maynard; Six grandchildren, John E. Maynard, Jr., Amanda K. Maynard, Jennifer Hankel Joy, Richard J. Hankel, Erica A. Maynard and Rebecca L. Maynard; Five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; One brother, Donald P. Maynard of Dallas, TX and one sister, Sue M. Steel of Corando, CA. George is preceded in death by his parents, Christine D'Amico Maynard and John E. Maynard; One sister, Betty Maynard. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Mechanical Engineering. He was employed by T. L. James before being hired by Delta Airlines in 1951 as a Commercial Pilot. George flew with Delta Airlines for thirty-six years and was a member of Delta Golden Wings and was War World II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. He was active in real estate and an avid tennis player. In his youth, he was awarded the Carnegie Medal for bravery …. After retirement, George purchased a J-3 Piper Cub airplane and flew his children and grandchildren well into his 80's. He was a parishioner of St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church and member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Matthew the Apostle Council No. 13425. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal St. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Young Family Cemetery in Zachary, LA. Visitation Wednesday morning from 9:00 AM until Mass time. To sign the guest book, visit www.schoenfh.com
Funeral Home : Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home
3827 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119   ...  (504) 482-2111

.Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4, 2017

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