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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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

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.

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