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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

DL Capt. Jack G. Blaz

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL Capt. Jack G. Blaz
December 15, 1936 ~ December 12, 2017
 
Word has reached our group with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Jack Gebhardt Blaz, nearing his 81st birthday.  Captain Blaz joined Delta Air Lines 12-17-1962 and retired with Delta, based 031/DFW.  He is survived by his wife Ann, their children and grandchildren plus many dear friends and colleagues. 
For those wishing, personal condolences may be sent to the Blaz family at
3401 Lee Pkwy, Apt. 401 , Dallas, TX 75219-5219  .... 
or by email at anncab@sbcglobal.net
To honor the life of Captain Blaz, all are invited to attend a reception this Friday, December 15th in Dallas...please see information below.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
Celebration of life event..........................
From: 60th Bum Group redsplitwindow@gmail.com  Subject: Jack Blaz Obituary
 
All who would like to honor Jack are invited to a reception in his honor
Friday, Dec 15, 2017 at the Park City Club from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
 
Park City Club
5956 Sherry Lane
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75225
 
                    Roger Lewis
                        60th Bum Group 
 
 
 Obituary...........................JACK GERHARDT BLAZ
"Miss me a little, but don't mourn; I had a great trip"
Born December 15, 1936 into the Manweiler family in Hoisington, Kansas, adopted into the Blaz family.
A resident of Dallas Texas since 1963 he made his last "move" on 12 December 2017. He is survived by his wife Ann;  daughter Corey Catherine  "Katie" Ahearn;  son in law Mike Ahearn,  grandchildren Madeline and Graham Douglas;   brother Roland Rush Blaz, nephew David Blaz and family;  nephew Christopher Blaz his wife Kelly and daughter Chloe;  stepson Bert Schwab his wife Jill and their daughters Allie,  Mattie and Sophie;  stepdaughter Stephanie Kelln and her children Becky and Carl.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents Berk and Elaine Tindall Blaz and his beloved son Douglas Talmage Blaz.
Jack was a career aviator with five years of service in the USAF followed by flying cargo in Australia, corporate flying,  and then a long career as an airline pilot for Delta Air Lines.  During his 34 years with Delta, 27 as captain, he flew DC-6, DC-7, C-46, CV-440,  DC-9, DC-8, L-100, B-727, B-757 and L-1011, retiring off  the Honolulu run.  Jack retired at age 60, Jan 1, 1997.
Jack was active for many years in the Air Line Pilots Association serving as  a member of the ALPA Board of Directors, contract negotiator , seniority arbitrator, grievance arbitrator, as well as other elected and appointed positions.   He served on the St.  Mark's School of Texas Board of Trustees,  twice was Episcopal School of Dallas annual fund chairman and was for many years  a Hockaday School for Girls annual fund chairman,  and a long time member of the Preston Hollow Methodist Church where  he was a trustee and served on the administrative council.
Jack was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution through the wartime military service of his ancestor Obadiah Tindall, a soldier in the Virginia Militia.  He was also a member of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association.  In 1995  he was appointed by then Governor George Bush to a six year term on the Texas Health Care Information Council  and in 2002 was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve for four years on the One Call Board of Texas.
None of Jack's positions or activities ever meant as much to him as the love and pride he felt for his two children Doug and Katie and his wife Ann.
A reception in his honor will be held at the Park City Club on Friday, December 15 from 3 to 5 pm.
Jack's instructions specifically prohibit any lengthy or serious mourning...in fact he approved of medium grade revelry as being entirely appropriate.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Jack's memory to the Episcopal School of Dallas, 4100 Merrell  Road,  Dallas Texas 75229 or other worthy institutions of your choice.
 
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From: Ann Blaz  Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:20 PM  Subject: Jack Blaz
 
I want to notify the Delta pilots of the passing of Jack Blaz today from a massive stroke. 
Private services are planned in the future.
The family can be reached at either of the following:
 
Ann Blaz
3401 Lee Pkwy, Apt. 401
Dallas, TX 75219
 

 

1 comment:

  1. No one did more for the Delta Pilots than Jack Blaz.

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