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Monday, July 3, 2017

WA/DL F/O Richard L Steely

~ IN MEMORY ~
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  
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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.
Dear NAVCAD

 http://www.stitzelfamilyfuneralhomes.com/notices/Richard-Steely
Open the link above and learn about Dick Steely's services

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