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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

NWA Capt. J. William Himmelreich

USAF veteran, NWA Capt. J. William Himmelreich
October 11, 1929 ~ February 11, 2017
Notification with the passing of retired Northwest pilot Captain J. William ‘Bill’ Himmelreich, age 87.  Although the obituary below indicates Northwest Airlines, I believe Captain Himmelreich actually began his commercial flying career with Southern Airways, made the merger with Republic and retired with Republic Airlines in 1986.  He is survived by his wife Marian Junkermann Himmelreich, their children and grandchildren.  To view/sign the online guestbook please visit
A celebration of life event will be held March 25th in Germantown TN.....please see obituary below for information.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary.............................J. William Himmelreich of Germantown, TN
J. William (Bill) Himmelreich passed away on February 11, 2017, in Germantown. He was born on October 11, 1929, in Reading, Pennsylvania to Jesse Lachman Himmelreich and Eva Sattizahn Himmelreich. He is survived by his wife, Marian Junkermann Himmelreich, his children and their spouses (David and Stella Himmelreich, Eric and Denise Himmelreich, Lynn Gillcrist, and Eva and Carlo Pirani), 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Bill graduated from the Ohio State University with a Master's Degree in Philosophy, served as a Major in the United States Air Force, and worked as a commercial airline pilot for over 25 years before retiring from Northwest Airlines in 1986. Bill served as President of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Memphis. Bill was an avid classical music collector, and supported the arts, including the IRIS Orchestra of Germantown. He donated his body to the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. A visitation in celebration of Bill's life will be held on March 25, 2017, from 10:00 until noon, in the Green Room at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road, in Germantown. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

.Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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