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Sunday, June 4, 2017

DL Capt. Charles P. Royes

Military veteran, DL Capt. Charles P. Royes
September 14, 1939 ~ May 17, 2017
Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Charles Patrick Royes, age 77.  Captain Royes joined Delta Air Lines 05-03-1965 and retired with Delta in 1995, based 030/DFW.  He is survived by his wife Alean, their children and grandchildren.  Services were held May 23rd in Arlington.   
To the best of my knowledge, personal condolences may be sent to the family at  
1321 Academy Drive , Arlington TX 76013-2312.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN

Charles Patrick Royes, "Chief," 77, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at his home in Arlington. A celebration of life service was held on Tuesday, May 23, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Arlington, with Father Mike Ciski presiding. Charles was born Sept. 14, 1939, in New Orleans, La., to Joseph and Clara Royes. He graduated from Warren Easton High School and later served his country as a fighter pilot in the Louisiana Air National Guard. On Jan. 20, 1966, he married Alean Martin of Silver City, N.M. Charles was a dedicated airline pilot for Delta Airlines for 30 years. He enjoyed flying and retired in 1995. He was an avid painter and enjoyed creating art for loved ones. He loved reading, fishing, gardening and his beloved hometown of New Orleans, La. He dearly enjoyed spending summers in Port Townsend, Wash., with Alean. He adored his four grandchildren and cherished every opportunity to spend time with them. He also treasured his faithful dog and great friend, Fisher. He was a volunteer at Holy Rosary Catholic School and helped children learn to read. Finally, he was an avid supporter of UTA and often attended speaking programs as well as sporting events for all of its teams. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Clara Lotz Royes; and brother, Alvin Royes. Memorials: For those wishing to honor Charles Royes, the family requests donations be made to UT Southwestern Medical Center for Dr. Kevin Courtney's Cancer Research. Gifts may be made online at www.utsouthwestern.edu/donatenow or checks can be mailed to Office of Development UT Southwestern Medical Center, P.O. Box 910888, Dallas, Texas 75391-0888. Survivors: Wife of 51 years, Alean; sons, Chuck and Scott Royes; grandchildren, Kendall, Cameron, Bailee and Ella Royes; and his daughters-in-law, Sheri and Venessa Royes, all of whom reside in Arlington and Mansfield. He is also survived by his loving brothers, Richard and Albert of New Orleans, La., John of Houston; his sister, Jeanie Doreck of Galveston; and many nephews and nieces.

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