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Monday, October 23, 2017

DL Capt. Oliver Dredger

...belated notice....
Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2017 3:20 PM
Subject: Death of retired ATL Delta Captain Oliver Dredger

... received this email this morning from his son Bill and his death was one we missed.  He was born 12/30/1931, hired by Delta 11/10/1958 and passed away 4/2/2017.  He was ATL based and I flew copilot for him on the DC-9 and 727 way back when.
His obituary is below.

Subject: Re: Building B-29s at Dobbins in WW II
From: Oliver Dredger <dc9l1011@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2017 22:24:46 -0500
To: David Roberts <robertsDL@mindspring.com>

Dave, thank-you for the email - you may not have heard, but my father, Oliver, passed away last April 2. We miss him very much.

I am going through his email box just in case there would be any important emails like yours. He was always interested in posts about aviation.

Feel free to contact me at this email or wdredger@gmail.com

Bill Dredger


Oliver William Dredger Jr.April 2, 2017

St. Marys­
Oliver William Dredger Jr., 85, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the St. Marys Manor.

He was born December 30, 1931 at Brooklyn, NY. the son of Oliver W. and Ellen Duggan Dredger.  He was reared in New York and graduated from St. John’s University.  Mr. Dredger served in the United States Air Force as a pilot during the Korean War.

Mr. Dredger was an airline pilot for Delta Airline and lived in Atlanta, GA. many years before moving to St. Marys in 1994.  He calculated that he had been in the air nearly 3 years of his life. He also was a private pilot.  Mr. Dredger was a member of Assumption Chapel in St. Marys.

On September 12, 1959 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth H. Hassen in Brooklyn.  She preceded him in death on May 8, 2007.

Survivors include his children, Ann Fullerton, New York, William Dredger, St. Marys, Mary Marsh, St. Marys and John Dredger, Kentucky; 27 grandchildren.

Requiem Mass will be at 7:00 A.M. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Assumption Chapel in St. Marys.  Interment will be in Our Lady Of Peace Cemetery.  Mr. Dredger will lie in state on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 1:00 until 4:00 PM. at Piper Funeral Home.  A rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Wednesday at Assumption Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in his name and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys, KS.  66536.

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