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Monday, July 31, 2017

NWA Capt. Edwin Metts Stafford Jr.

NWA Capt. Edwin Metts Stafford Jr.
May 2, 1941 ~ July 15, 2017
Notification with the passing of retired Northwest Airlines pilot Captain Edwin Metts Stafford Jr., age 76.  He is survived by his wife Jean and their children.  The online obituary and guestbook for Captain Stafford may be accessed at   http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/coastalcourier/obituary.aspx?pid=186220493 
Please see obituary below for more information.  Celebration of life services will be held at a later date.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
STAFFORD, Jr., Edwin Metts

Edwin Metts Stafford, Jr. passed away peacefully on July 15, 2017. Edwin was born in Ludowici, Georgia on May 2,1941 to Edwin and Madeira Stafford and graduated in 1959 from Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, GA. Achieving his dream of flying, he completed over 300 missions in Vietnam as an Army Caribou pilot and retired as a 747 captain for Northwest Airlines. Edwin served in many roles with the Airline Pilots Association to help improve the airline pilot profession. However, he always looked to his sons as his greatest accomplishment. A great father, pilot and friend the void left by his passing is not easily filled. Edwin is survived by his wife Jean, sons Clay and Jake and their families, and sisters Ila Moody and Twila Sexton. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Contributions in the memory of Edwin can be made to: Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621 ( hospiceoftheupstate.com) or The Georgia Alabama Land Trust, 226 Old Ladiga Road, Piedmont, AL 36272 ( galandtrust.org).;

NC/NWA Capt. Donald M. Price

Military veteran, NC/NWA Capt. Donald M. Price
April 28, 1925 ~ July 21, 2017
Notification with the passing of retired North Central/Northwest Airlines pilot Captain Donald Marvin Price, age 92.  Captain Price is survived by his wife MaryAnn, their children plus grand and great grandchildren.
To view the obituary and sign the online guestbook please visit http://www.whitefuneralhomes.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=4310256&fh_id=11395   
Funeral services for Captain Price were held July 26th in Burnsville, Minnesota.... interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
White Funeral Home of Lakeville was entrusted with arrangements.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for he PCN 

Age 92, Don passed away peacefully at his home in Prior Lake. Born in St. Paul on April 28, 1925, Don joined the Army Air Corp while still attending Monroe High School, where he had many fond memories acting in school plays, playing hockey with friends, and singing in the school choir. After graduation, Don was sent to Mount Union College and trained as a fighter pilot flying P-51's. After the war, he attended Macalester College and the University of Minnesota, and joined North Central Airlines in 1956 as an airline pilot. He also remained active in the Air Force Reserves, later becoming a full Colonel and Commander of the 934th Tactical Airlift Group. Don would always say he loved flying so much he would have done it for free, and gave his military training credit for his many accomplishments in life. Don married his lovely wife MaryAnn in 1948, was married nearly seventy years, and raised five children in Bloomington. Don retired from Northwest Airlines in 1985. His favorite activities in retirement were ocean fishing, playing tennis, and spending time with his family at his homes in Prior Lake and Key Largo, Florida. He is survived by his wife MaryAnn, his son Thomas (Janet), Robert (Lucy), Janet (Christian) Yoder, Christine (Lloyd) Samuelson, and Joanne (John) Pahl, along with eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 15601 Maple Island Road, Burnsville, MN. Visitation starting at 10:00 AM. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. White Funeral Home Lakeville 952-469-2723 

NWA Capt. W. Lee Bradshaw Jr.

USAF veteran, NWA Capt. W. Lee Bradshaw Jr.
December 17, 1933 ~ July 27, 2017
Word has reached our group with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain Winthrop Lee Bradshaw Jr., age 83.  He is survived by his children, grand and great grandchildren.  Captain Bradshaw joined Northwest Airlines 10-30-1958.  He had most recently resided in Forest Lake MN.  Online memories may be shared on the funeral home website at http://www.mattsonfuneralhome.com/  A celebration of his life will be held August 26th at 11:00 AM, at the Red Wing Soaring Association hanger located at the Osceola WI airport.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
From: RNPA News Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2017 6:45 PM  Subject: RNPA News: Lee Bradshaw Has Flown West.

Winthrop Lee Bradshaw, Jr.


Bradshaw, Winthrop Lee Jr. Age 83 of Columbus and Forest Lake, passed away peacefully of old age on July 27th, 2017. Captain Lee has made his final departure to points unknown. He was well known and respected throughout the aviation community, which was such a big part of his life. Lee was born on December 17, 1933 to Lee Sr. and Billie Yates in Maryland, and was close to his step-father, Emerson Phillips. He joined the USAF in 1951 and left as an aviation cadet in 1955, and then went to Parks College of Aeronautical Technology in St. Louis and graduated in 1958 with a BS in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. Lee was hired by Northwest Airlines in October 1958 and moved to Minnesota, and lived here ever since. In 1974, while flying a Pitts Special biplane doing aerobatics at an airshow, Lee had a terrible crash and was informed he wouldn't walk again, much less fly. In a very determined way, he proved them wrong. Starting with gliding, he worked his way back to the captain's seat and finished his career with Northwest, flying 747's on routes such as the Orient and back, retiring in 1993 after 35 years. Lee shared his passion of flying with others by founding St. Croix Sport Aviation, teaching and giving rides in gliders, seaplanes, aerobatic aircraft, taildraggers, gyroplanes, and balloons. He could fly just about anything and held all seven FAA instructor's ratings at one time, and was also a FAA examiner. Lee was generous with his knowledge and skill, influencing many people throughout his aviation career, even teaching his children to fly gliders. Along with flying, Lee loved travel. This included flying his own plane all over America from Alaska to Maine, down to Florida, and many times to Paducah KY. He has been to all seven continents, including flying over the outback in Australia, an African safari, and 2 trips to Antarctica. If he could, he would pitch a tent or sleep in a hanger, rather than a hotel. He loved the outdoors almost as much as flying. He brought his children camping from a young age on, and has made about 75 trips to the BWCA. He could paddle and steer a canoe quite proficiently, and portage with the best of them. He would often go to his land near Mora just to sit by the campfire and read, many times sleeping out under the stars (or in the snow). Being an avid reader, Lee had an extensive library heavy in aviation and war. He knew that history well, and often remarked being born on the anniversary of the Wright Brothers first flight. He taught himself Spanish, and liked listening to music, cranking up the Boston Pops and whistling along. He played the harmonica. Lee said at one point that he has no room for "what he hasn't done" or "wished I did", which is "the way it should be!" (He pointed out that he may have skipped the airshow.) Survived by children, Madonna, Rebecca (Bob), Martin, Susanna (Sean), Gregory, Christopher (Marta), Nicholas, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and brothers, Bane and Jim Phillips. Preceded in death by sons, Phillip, Douglas, and Andrew. A celebration of his life will be held on August 26th at the Red Wing Soaring Association hanger located at the Osceola WI airport, starting at 11 am. Let's share some food and stories about Lee, and if the weather is good maybe get some gliding and flying in. Mattson Funeral Home and Cremation Services 651-464-3556 mattsonfuneralhome.com
Published on July 29, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

DL Capt. Byron Hugh LeFevre

USAF veteran, DL Capt. Byron Hugh LeFevre
July 11, 1929 ~ June 19, 2017
Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Byron Hugh LeFevre, age 87.  Captain LeFevre joined Delta Air Lines 05-02-1956 and retired with Delta in August 1988, based Atlanta.  He is survived by his wife Vera, their children and grandchildren.
Captain LeFevre’s obituary may be viewed online at
Obituary information indicates that services were held June 21st in Georgia.  Online condolences can be made at www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com 
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-297-6200.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Byron Hugh LeFevre, of Dahlonega, passed away on June 19, 2017. Byron was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, on July 11, 1929. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and a member of Omicron Chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
After graduation, Byron was a first lieutenant in the United States Air Force serving in the 46th Fighter Interceptor Squadron during the Korean Conflict. Upon leaving the Air Force, he was a captain with Delta Air Lines, where he flew from 1956 through 1988. Byron was preceded in death by his parents, Emile C. and Jessie Craven LeFevre; and his sister, Emelia Johnson of Edmond, Oklahoma. Byron is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vera Lyons LeFevre of Dahlonega; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Susan LeFevre of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, David and Pat LeFevre of Douglasville; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Trent Conner of Dahlonega; granddaughter, Ashley (Allen) Ligon; granddaughter, Jennifer (Alan) Schuetze; grandsons, Scott LeFevre, Richard LeFevre, Michael Conner, Brian (Ally) LeFevre; granddaughter Jillian (Chris) Toombs; and sister, Marilyn Iott of Salem, South Carolina. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.

Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to North Georgia Church, 74 Dill Lane, Dawsonville, GA 30534; Salvation Army, 603 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville, GA 3050, or to one’s charity of choice.

DL Capt. Peter de Lanoy Welles

Military veteran, DL Captain Peter de Lanoy Welles
January 15, 1944 ~ April 29, 2017
Belated notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Peter ‘Pete’ de Lanoy Welles, age 73.  Captain Welles joined Delta Air Lines 02-08-1973 and retired with Delta, based FLL.  He is survived by his wife Anna, his daughter and grandson.  Captain Welles’ obituary may still be viewed online at  http://www.mdislander.com/obituary/peter-pete-de-lanoy-welles 
Notices below indicate that services for Captain Welles were held July 1st in Southwest Harbor, Florida.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Peter “Pete” de Lanoy Welles, 73, died peacefully April 29, 2017, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was born Jan. 15, 1944, in New York City, the son of the Rt. Rev. Edward R. Welles II and Catharine van Alstyne Welles.
Pete attended Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Conn., and graduated from South Kent School in 1962 and from Long Island University in 1966. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a naval aviator from 1968 to 1972.
He married his wife, Anna Roberts Welles, on Aug. 12, 1972, in Minden, La.
Pete lived in Florida for most of his adult life, receiving his Navy AOCS training in Pensacola. He lived in Miami and Fort Myers for most of his later career as a commercial airline pilot. Pete worked for more than 30 years as a pilot for Delta Air Lines, ending his career as a Boeing 767 captain flying routes to Europe, South America and India.
His passion was sailing. He enjoyed sailing his Bullseye Silver with the Southwest Harbor Fleet. One of his great thrills was winning the Hayward Cup as crew for his son, Peter Jr., and later with niece Laura Welles.
From age 5, Pete spent all but one of his summers (during the Vietnam War) in Manset. He enjoyed hiking all the trails of Mount Desert Island. He was proud to have reached the summit of Mount Katahdin with his family and to have climbed Mount Rainier with his son. He enjoyed attending St. John’s Episcopal Church in Southwest Harbor — the church where he was confirmed. Pete also was a member of Iona-Hope Episcopal Church in Fort Myers, Fla., where he served on the Vestry and as a member of the Stewardship Committee.
Pete was predeceased by his son, Peter Jr.; siblings Katrina Swanson, Harriet Foresman and Edward R. Welles III and nephew William Swanson.
In addition to his wife of 44 years, Anna, Pete is survived by his daughter, Suzanne Welles Shahnavaz, her husband, Nikrad, and their son, Andrew, of Atlanta. His is also survived by nephews Olof Swanson and Will Welles and nieces Catharine McKibbin, Susan Peterson and Laura Welles.
A funeral service is planned Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Southwest Harbor. Rev. Tim Fleck will officiate. Pete’s ashes will be interred in the Newman Cemetery in Manset.
Peter de Lanoy Welles, 73, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Southwest Harbor, April 29 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Ga., Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Southwest Harbor. Interment Newman Cemetery, Manset.

Published on: June 28, 2017.

NEA/DL Capt. Charles A. 'Charlie' Marcin

USAF veteran, NEA/DL Capt. Charlie Marcin
September 20, 1937 ~ July 18, 2017
Notification with the passing of retired Northeast/Delta pilot Captain Charles A. Marcin, age 79.  Captain Marcin joined Northeast Airlines 05-02-1966 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1997, based 031/JFK.  He is survived by his wife Joyce ‘Bunny’, their children and grandchildren, plus many other friends and family members.  To view/sign the online guestbook and to view the family photo gallery, please visit the funeral home website at http://www.carrierfuneralhome.com/obits 
The online obituary may also be viewed at http://obituaries.eagletribune.com/story/charles-marcin-954176061 
Funeral Mass for Captain Marcin will be celebrated Monday, July 24th at St. Matthew's Church in Windham NH. 
To the best of my knowledge, personal condolences may be sent to the family’s residence at
11 York Road, Windham NH 03087-2305.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Charles Marcin, 79 of Windham, N.H., died peacefully Tuesday at his home in Windham.
Charlie was born in Lawrence, where he grew up and was educated, graduating from Central Catholic High School. He later attended University of Lowell. He was a resident of Windham for the past 14 years, formerly of Salem, N.H., where he lived for many years raising his family.
Charlie was a retired Captain for Delta Airlines, where he worked for 32 years. He started his career as a flight instructor at Lawrence Airport, then he worked for Flying Tigers and Northeast Airlines. Charlie enjoyed watching old war movies, skiing, the lake and beach, and going to the glider-port. Most of all Charlie loved his family and enjoyed watching them play sports. He was also a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of St. Matthew's Parish in Windham, N.H.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Joyce "Bunny" (DeLuca) Marcin of Windham, N.H.; children, Jody and his wife Tonya Marcin of Georgia, Cindy and her wife, Kathy Hunt-Marcin of Windham, N.H., Wendy Marcin of Lawrence, Randy and his wife, Kristin Christensen of Delray Beach, Fla., and Perry and his wife, Stacie Marcin of Pompano Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Bennett, Hunter, Henson Cooper, Reece, and Rayne; many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, July 24th at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew's Church, 2 Searles Rd, Windham, N.H. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mass General Hospital-Parkinson's/Movement Disorders Unit. In the memo, please put in memory of Charlie Marcin, Attn: Tricia Keck, 125 Nashua St, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114, or https://because.massgeneral.org/charliemarcin To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.carrierfuneralhome.com. The Carrier Family Funeral Home, 38 Range Rd, Windham, N.H., has been entrusted with Charlie's arrangements.

WA/DL Capt. Greg P. Lentz

WA/DL Capt. Greg Lentz
October 11, 1946 ~ July 17, 2017

News has reached us with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Gregory Philip Lentz, age 70.  Captain Lentz joined Western Airlines 11-01-1976 and retired with Delta Air Lines, based SLC and PDX/030.  To date, I have not seen an online obituary or guestbook.  Captain Lentz is survived by his wife Amy...please see notes below from friends and family. 
For those wishing to send personal condolences, whitepages lists the family residence as
3128 Chesapeake Bay Ave., Davis CA 95616-2604.....  (530) 756-7588.
If we learn more as to arrangements, we will pass that information along to you.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
... July 17th
I sadly pass on a text I just received from Amy Lentz, Greg Lentz’s wife.
"Sad news. Greg died at 5AM. My brothers got here yesterday........................................................”
thanks….. Ted Bowen
  ...July 13th 
A note to inform that Greg Lentz is fighting a challenging cancer. I’m pretty sure he’d enjoy hearing by text or email anyone’s best wishes.
or text  =  530-902-7878

DL W. Whit Hawkins

Obituary..........  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?n=whitley-hawkins&pid=186233404

                 HAWKINS, W. Whitley "Whit" W. Whitley "Whit" Hawkins, 85, of Marco Island, FL died July 20, 2017. Born in Versailles, KY, to the late Clinton Whitley and Elizabeth Jefferson Cockrell he spent his elementary and high school years in Mt. Sterling, KY. Whit attended Centre College at Danville, KY and the University of Kentucky at Lexington. He served four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, most of that time as an air traffic controller at the U.S. Naval Air Development Center in Johnsville, PA. He joined Delta Air Lines as a Transportation Agent in Lexington, KY in March of 1955. His career at Delta included assignments as a Sales Representative in Birmingham, AL and Louisville, KY before moving to Delta's headquarters in Atlanta, GA where he served in a number of positions including Regional Sales Manager, Director of Advertising, General Manager of Passenger Sales, Director of Sales, Assistant Vice President-Marketing, Vice President-Marketing, Sr. Vice President-Marketing, Executive Vice President-Marketing and Stations. Whit retired from Delta on March 1, 1993 as President and Chief Operating Officer. While at Delta, Whit's most cherished achievements include the much celebrated merger with Western Airlines; the title, creation, and development of the Delta Connection program; development of the Worldspan computer system; acquisition of the Pan American's shuttle and North Atlantic routes. Following his retirement from Delta, Whit established his own consulting firm, Hawkins-Bricker International, specializing in marketing, management and product development. In October of 1993 he established HBI Inc. manufacturer of chemical coatings for a wide range of industries, now operated by his eldest son. Whit also served on the board of Directors of Questar Corporation, Salt Lake City, UT and on the Advisory Council of SunTrust Corporation, Atlanta, GA. Whit and Betty Lou Bricker were married in 1953. They have three children, six grandchildren and one great grandson. Whit will be dearly missed. He is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Betty; son, W. Whitley "Skip" (Pamela) Hawkins, Jr. of Smyrna, GA; son, Jeffrey Hunt Hawkins of Albany, GA; daughter, Tracy Lyn Hawkins of Panama City Beach, FL; daughter-in-law, Jan Hawkins; grandchildren, W. Whitley Hawkins, III, Rebecca Hawkins, Clinton Hawkins, Ashley Nestale, Eric Nestale, Sarah Catherine Hawkins; and great grandson, W. Whitley Hawkins, IV. No services are scheduled. For online condolences visit www.FullerNaples.com                   

DL W. Whit Hawkins Sr.
September 2, 1931 ~ July 20, 2017

News has reached us with the passing of retired Delta Air Lines leader Whit Hawkins, age 85. 
No services are planned...please see family notes below. 
Personal condolences may be sent to the Hawkins family at
1801 Olds Court , Marco Island, FL 34145-5967.
If we hear more we will be sure to pass that information along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
The passing of Whit Hawkins: Delta Atlanta fellow employee, manager, leader, and architect of the Delta we know. Member of the Board of Directors, friend and believer in Delta Air Lines.
Sad news indeed.....
This message received from Jeff Hawkins.
It is with great sadness to share with you that my dad, Whit, passed away very peacefully this ... morning (Thursday) at 9:30. My sister, Tracy and my mom were with him. He requested that no funeral services be held and we are respecting that. The family appreciated all the kind notes, e-mails and prayers offered. All the Delta family and his friends meant a great deal to him.
In lieu of flowers we request that donations be made to Whit's favorite charity - The Shriner's Hospital.
God bless.
Address for condolences:  The Hawkins Family 1801 Olds Court , Marco Island, FL 34145-5967
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 11:59 AM  Subject: The Passing of Whit Hawkins
The Passing of Whit Hawkins
Marketing Alumni ...
Here's the sad news we feared ... Whit Hawkins has passed away. Below is his wife Betty's email. ... Neil
------------------------------ ------------------------------ -----------------------------
Hi All,
Just want you to know that Whit passed away very peacefully this morning at 9:30.  Tracy & I were with him.  He requested that no funeral services be held and we are respecting that. The family appreciated all the kind notes, e-mails and prayers offered.  Delta and the Delta family meant a great deal to him.
In lieu of flowers we request that donations be made to Whit's favorite charity - The Shriner's Hospital.
Thank you
Received this today from many, coping an email from Betty, the wife of Whit Hawkins, former president and chief operating officer of  Delta Air Lines.  He served in that position until his retirement in 1993. 

Sent: Sunday, July 16, 2017 7:19am
Subject: Whit Hawkins

A note from his wife, Betty:

Hello all,

Wanted you to know plans have changed.  Yesterday instead of taking Whit to Barrington, I took him to the emergency room as he had taken a turn for the worse and Barrington suggested we do this.  After several tests and a CAT scan the doctor told me the scan showed he had a massive malignant cancer on the brain.  I said what do I do now?  He said we have hospice here in the hospital and they have a room available.

Whit is now in hospice resting comfortably as they gave him a morphine shot last night at 8pm to ease the pain he was in.

For all of you who have asked, I am doing fine.  I have a friend who stayed with me all day yesterday and spent the night with me in case the hospital would call.  Today I will head up to the hospital and stay with Whit.  Our daughter is on her way down here now and will meet me at the hospital.

Thank you again for all your prayers and well wishes.  Will keep you informed.


Please include Whit and his family in your prayers.
Address: 1801 Olds Court, Marco Island, FL 34145-5967

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

DL Alice Ann Sage, widow of DL Capt. Glen O. Sage

former DL stewardess Alice Ann Sage, widow of DL Capt. Glen O. Sage & mother of DL Capt. Glen ‘Judge’ Sage
September 13, 1934 ~ July 10, 2017
Word has been received with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member Alice Ann Sage, widow of Delta pilot Captain Glen Obie Sage (1934-1988) and mother of Delta Line Check pilot Captain Glen ‘Judge’ Sage.  Both obituaries appear below. 
To view/sign the online guestbook for Alice, please visit the funeral home website at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Alice-Sage&lc=4880&pid=186068810&mid=7481523&locale=en_US 
Memorial services for Mrs. Sage are planned for July 20th in Georgia and July 22nd in Texas.  
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN   
Alice Ann Sage, 82, passed away Monday, July 10,m 2017. She was born Thursday, September 13, 1934 in Knoxville, Tennessee and is preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Alice Cherry Tramell; husband, Glen Sage.
Mrs. Sage was a Stewardess for Delta Airlines until her marriage to Mr. Sage. Alice Ann is survived by her daughter Cynthia Sage Burke (Dennis), her sons Glen H. Sage, Kerns Tramell Sage and Ben Childs Sage (Mary Anne). She was the proud grandmother to seven: Garrett and Bryan Sage; Caroline and Anna Kerns Burke; Susannah, Nathan and Ryan Sage. Alice Ann is also survived by her brother, Redford C. Tramell, long-time missionary in Peru.
Memorial services will be conducted 11:00 Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church 850 Mt. Vernon Hwy NW Sandy Springs, Georgia with Pastor Jim Wood officiating.
A Memorial service will also be conducted 1:30 Saturday, July 22, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Athens 105 South Carroll St. Athens, Texas with Max Odom officiating.
Burial will take place in Jacksonville City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to
Baptist International Outreach (B.I.O.)
PO Box 587
Jefferson, TN 37760   or online at biomissions.org
Designate Redford Tramell in the note field
Capt. Glen Obie Sage
July 11, 1934 ~ November 15, 1988
Mr. Glen Obie Sage, 54, Regional Flight Chief For Delta Air Lines
Mr. Glen O. Sage of Atlanta, director of flying for the eastern region for Delta Air Lines, died of cancer Sunday at Emory University Hospital. He was 54.
Mr. Sage underwent surgery for a brain tumor in April, and he had a second operation almost two weeks ago, according to his wife, Alice Ann Tramell Sage.
He was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force for six years and had worked for Delta for 27 years.
Glen Obie Sage was born July 11, 1934, in Jacksonville, Texas, the third of four children of Ben Isaac Sage and Myriam Childs Sage.
He attended Lon Morris Junior College and served in the Air Force before joining Delta in 1961. After working as a pilot, line check airman and chief pilot out of Houston, he became system manager of line operations and transferred to Delta's general offices in Atlanta in 1984.
In April 1987, he was promoted to director of flying for the eastern region and was responsible for the pilot bases in Boston, Cincinnati, Chicago, New Orleans, Miami and Atlanta.
From: Dave Bushy Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 8:29 AM
Subject: Death of Alice Ann Sage - Widow of Captain Glen Sage
.....please post the obituary of Alice Ann Sage, who died on July 10.  Alice Ann was the widow of Captain Glen Sage, former Director of Flying for Delta Air Lines and chief pilot in the DFW Base.  She is also the mother of current Delta Line Check Captain Glen “Judge” Sage. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Bobby Zimmerman, son of WA/DL Capt. Robert C. Zimmerman Sr.

Bob Zimmerman's son Bobby Jr. passed away on July 12, 2017. 
All are invited to a celebration of life to be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Faith Lutheran Church located at:
16548 Ferris Avenue, Los Gatos Ca. 95032

The time for the celebration of life is 2PM.
Sorry for now including in the first message


Bobby Zimmerman, son of WA/DL Capt. Robert ‘Bob’ C. Zimmerman Sr.
Sad news from the Wallybird network... this news with the passing of Bobby Zimmerman, age 48, son of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Robert C. Zimmerman Sr. 
Please see information below for those wishing to send personal condolences to the Zimmerman family.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN   
It is with regrets that I have to announce the passing of Bob Zimmerman, son, 48 yrs. old on 7-11-2017.
Cards and sympathies may be sent to Bob at:
17040 Melody Lane
Los Gatos, CA 95033-8406


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

NEA/DL Capt. Richard 'Dick' R. Hoss

Update from Deborah with memorial service information for Captain Hoss....................
“there will be a Memorial for Dick on Friday, Aug 4th at Salinas Ca. Airport restaurant ( The Flying Artichoke) at 3 pm.
Some of his flying friends are probably going to do a "Missing Man" formation as well”.
Location information for Flying Artichoke restaurant:  
40 Mortensen Ave, Salinas, CA 93905
Phone: (831) 214-2587
                Thank you,
                    ~ Carol for the PCN

NEA/DL Capt. Richard ‘Dick’ R. Hoss
August 9, 1941 ~ June 24, 2017
Word has been received with the passing of retired Northeast/Delta pilot Captain Richard ‘Dick’ Russell Hoss.  He was 75 years of age at the time of his passing due complications of pancreatic cancer.  Captain Hoss joined Northeast Airlines 07-15-1968 and retired with Delta Air Lines... based Miami, DFW, LAX, then JFK/031.  He is survived by his wife of 46 years Deborah plus many dear friends and other family members.  Arrangements are not known....perhaps the best contact would be c/o Deborah at hossdeb@aol.com
Should we receive more information we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN   

Friday, July 7, 2017

NWA/DL Capt. Robert J. Amend

Navy veteran, NWA/DL Captain Robert ‘Bob’ Amend
December 18, 1959 - June 28, 2017
Notification with the passing of Northwest/Delta pilot Captain Robert Joseph Amend, age 57.  Captain Amend joined Northwest Airlines 08-19-1988 and most recently had been flying for Delta Air Lines.  He is survived by his wife Robin and their children plus many other friends and family members.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at 
Services have taken place in Pennsylvania....please see obituary below for details.
For those wishing to send personal condolences, Whitepages lists the family residence as
6695 Sheller Rd., Chambersburg, PA 17202.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
    Robert "Bob" Amend ............December 18, 1959 - June 28, 2017 
Robert "Bob" Amend, 57 finished his courageous battle with ALS on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. He took his last earthly breath at home, surrounded by his family, and took his next breath in the presence of his Savior, whom he loved. Born December 18, 1959 in Winston-Salem, NC, he was the son of Robert and Cynthia (Elmer) Amend of New Smyrna Beach, FL. He was a 1977 graduate of Lake Howell High School and a 1981 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Following flight school, he served for seven years as a Naval Aviator. Upon separation from the Navy, he was employed as a pilot for Northwest and then Delta Airlines, where he held the position of captain.
    He and his wife, Robin (Monn) Amend, were married March 7, 1987. They have lived at their present residence since 2004. Bob was a member of the South Mountain Bible Church for many years, where he served as elder, worship leader, and president of the corporation. Most recently, he was a member of Chambersburg Alliance Church. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and restoring British sports cars, but his interest in those things couldn't compare with his love for his family and friends.
    In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by three daughters, Liana Mosior and husband, Benjamin of Pittsburgh, Rachel, and Michaela, both of Chambersburg; one son, Nathaniel of Chambersburg; one sister, Laura Peugh and husband, William of Provo, UT; two brothers, Michael and wife, Diana of Oviedo, FL and Stephen of Orlando, FL; and numerous aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and cousins.
    Services will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, July 6, 2017 in Antrim Brethren in Christ Church, 24 Kauffman Road East, Chambersburg. Burial will follow in Brown's Mill Cemetery, Kauffman Station, with military graveside honors conducted by the Honor Guard of Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post #1599, Chambersburg. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 PM, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Child Evangelism Fellowship of Franklin County, 45 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, PA. Online condolences may be made at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com


Thursday, July 6, 2017

PAA/DL F/O Larry Keith Baker

Military veteran, PAA/DL Larry Keith Baker
July 13, 1940 ~ June 10, 2017
Word has been received with the passing of retired Pan Am/Delta pilot Larry Keith Baker, age 76.  To the best of my knowledge, F/O Baker joined Pan American Airways 06-24-1968 and retired with Delta Air Lines as First Officer, based ATL/030.
To view the online obituary/guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.lodifuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/2959746/Baker-Larry/service-details.php   .... obituary may also be viewed at
Service arrangements:  Saturday, August 5th, 2017, at 1:00pm
Location:  Christ Lutheran Church, Address 13009 N. Elderberry Ct., Lodi, CA
If more news is received, we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Larry Keith Baker of Mokelumne Hill, Calif., age 76, passed away surrounded by his family Saturday, June 10, 2017.
Born on July 13, 1940 to Malcolm “Griffin” and Hazel Baker in Putnam County, Ind. At the age of 10 they moved to Tucson, Ariz. where he graduated from Flowing Wells High School in 1958. He married the love of his life, Judith Green, on Nov. 23, 1960. Larry attended U of A, where he received his Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Mechanical Engineering in 1963 and his Masters in Civil Sanitary Engineering in 1972.
After graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served from 1963 to 1968. He was stationed in Saigon from April 1966 to April 1967. Larry worked as a pilot for Pan Am and Delta airlines as well as a sanitary engineer for Weatherby Association in Jackson, Calif. He was an inventor and held two patents in 12 different countries. Larry was a member of the EAA, the Lions Club, the VFW, the American Legion and a long-time member of the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lodi, Calif.
You would often find Larry and Judy traveling across the country visiting friends, family and attending various air shows.
Survived by his wife of 56 years, Judith; his son, Scott Baker (Shelly) of Reno, Nev.; his daughter, Joelle Cameron (Mark) of Snohomish, Wash.; his grandchildren, Jessica, Rebecca, Christina, Emily, Amy and Austen; and his sister, Barbara Rioux of Mokelumne Hill.
Funeral services are pending. Funeral arrangements by The Lodi Funeral Home ( lodifuneralhome.com ).
From: Buford Ness Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2017 10:17 AM  Subject: Passing of Delta Pilot Larry Baker

Larry was a member of Class 64XI, the first all-jet experimental 45 week Air Force UPT at Laughlin AFB. The students were required to have a private pilot license to qualify for training. Larry flew for Pan Am prior to coming to Delta Air Lines.
Blessings to you, Buff Ness

Monday, July 3, 2017

WA/DL F/O Richard L Steely

Military veteran, WA/DL F/O Richard L. Steely
December 18, 1941 ~ June 23, 2017
News has reached our group with the passing of retired Delta pilot First Officer Richard L. Steely, age 75.  F/O Steely joined Western Airlines 10-28-1968 and retired with Delta Air Lines, based LAX/030. 
The online obituary/guestbook may be viewed at http://www.stitzelfamilyfuneralhomes.com/notices/Richard-Steely 
Services are planned for this Saturday, July 8th....please see arrangements below.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for he PCN 
- Viewing:  Friday, July 7, 2017.....from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale, PA 19605
- Viewing:  Saturday, July 8, 2017...from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale, PA 19605
- Services: Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale, PA 19605
- Committal:  Saturday, July 8, 2017
Laureldale Cemetery, 4631 Pottsville Pike, Reading, PA 19605
- Obituary...........................

Richard L. Steely, 75, formerly of Laureldale, late of Scottsdale Arizona, died June 23, 2017.
Born in Reading, PA he was the son of the late Leroy W. and Dorothy K. (Ermold) Steely.
Richard was a 1959 graduate of Muhlenberg High School.
He attended Albright College, Reading and graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute, Miami, Florida.
He was a Navy Veteran who was also a flight instructor for the Navy. He also served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, where he flew the C130 transport aircraft.
Richard was employed as a commercial pilot with Reading Aviation Service, Western Airlines and lastly with Delta Airlines before retiring in 2002.
Richard fully restored a “Waco” biplane that was delivered to him in the back of a pick-up truck. It can still be seen flying in airshows today.
He is survived by his sister, Diann, originally of Laureldale, PA. who is the wife of Joseph Read, of Georgia.
Services will be held Saturday, July 8th at 10:00 am in Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale.  Viewings will be held Friday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am – 10:00 am in the funeral home followed by burial with full Military Honors at Laureldale Cemetery.
For online condolences, visit www.StitzelFamilyFuneralHomes.com  
From: Stu Evans
July 3, 2017 at 7:57:40 AM PDT   hawkeyestu43@yahoo.com
Just got this about a Navy classmate and fellow DAL pilot.Stu Evans
Retired Capt. DAL
LAX    949-830-8026
forwarded message:
From: "Edward Williams" <metroavi@ptd.net
Date: July 2, 2017 at 9:19:50 PM PDT
Subject: Obituary for Richard L. Steely | Stitzel Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc.

Open the link above and learn about Dick Steely's services

DL Capt. William 'Bill' E. Harber

Military veteran, DL Capt. William ‘Bill’ Edgar Harber
October 22, 1938 ~ June 27, 2017
Word has been received with the passing of Delta Captain Bill Harber, age 78.  Captain Harber’s death was due to a fatal plane accident that occurred June 27th in Arizona.  Captain Harber joined Delta Air Lines 03-14-1966 and retired February 1997, based DFW/030.  Widowed by the passing of his wife Janette in 2007, he is survived by his son and other family members.  The Harbers had most recently resided at
1906 Stonegate Drive , Denton TX 76205-8260.
Captain Harber’s obituary and guestbook may be viewed online at
Memorial Services will be held at Denton Bible Church on Wednesday, July 5th at 11:00 AM, with a reception to follow at the church.
Location of Denton Bible Church: 2300 E. University Dr. , Denton, TX 76209.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
William Edgar Harber died at the age of 78, born October 22, 1938 in Beaumont, TX to William V. Harber and Evelyn Phillips Harber, due to an airplane crash in his beloved RV-7 in Arizona on June 27, 2017. The Memorial Service will be held at Denton Bible Church on Wednesday, July 5 at 11 o’clock with a reception to follow at the church.
The deceased will be best remembered for his activities and contributions in the U.S. Army (February 1962 - February 1966), Corporate Pilot for Celanese Corporate (1964 - 1966), Pilot for Delta Airlines (1966 - 1997). Married to Janette Beauchamp Harber (1965 - 2007 when she went to be with the Lord Jesus).
Bill had a love and passion for airplanes. He flew airplanes since the age of 14 and said on many occasions, “all I’ve ever wanted to do my whole life is fly airplanes.” He served as a pilot for many companies including over 30 years with Delta Airlines where he retired as a captain. You could always find him at the Denton Municipal Airport working on his airplanes and talking with his friends and fellow pilots. He loved the Lord Jesus and was an active member at Denton Bible Church for over two decades, greeting people with a smile as an usher, faithfully studying the Bible in Sunday School, and constantly ministering to people in his day-to-day life, always eager to share the Gospel. He attended Bible Study Fellowship every year. He gave generously to many ministries and missionaries around the world. He was a family man who would do anything and everything for the ones he loved.
Bill is survived by his son James and his grandson Tristan, his grandson Ian and his wife Katie, his sister-in-law Renee Beauchamp Skeels and her daughters Sadie and Katherine Skeels.
Remembrances may be sent to Denton Bible Church. A donation may be made to the memorial fund of the additional deceased passenger, John McMahon, at www.buckeyeaz.gov/a-tribute-to-john-mcmahon/ 
Wife Janette’s obituary..................
Janette Beauchamp Harber, 62, of Denton passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2007. She was born April 14, 1945 in Corpus Christi to Charles P. Beauchamp and Mary Jo Rich Beauchamp. She married Bill Harber on August 24, 1965 in Corpus Christi. Texas. She was a member of Denton Bible Church.
Services will be Saturday December 29, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Denton Bible Church with Rev. Jim Hill officiating with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5 - 7 p.m. at DeBerry Funeral Directors.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Harber of Denton; mother, Mary Jo Beauchamp of Peachtree City, GA; son, James Harber of Lewisville; grandsons, Ian Harber of Denton and Tristan Harber of Lewisville; sister, Renee Skeels and husband, Dennick, and nieces, Sadie and Katherine Skeels, all of Peachtree City, GA.
...... visitor to Web site filled out form : http://PCN.homestead.com/Death_Form.html 
Deceased full name:  William (Bill) Harber
Date of Death:  07/27/17
Relationship  Pilot  Retired:   DFW
Airline:  DAL
Contact Name:  Robert F Klauer R Contact Email:  rfklauer@verizon.net  Contact Phone:  817-491-9753