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Thursday, January 19, 2017

DL Capt. Merlin 'Mike' J. Gaylord

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 
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..........................

Woody Woodruff

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