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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Susan Hearn, wife of WA/DL Capt. Reginald Hearn

...plz forgive typo... email address should read:
hearnrs@sbcglobal.net
                          Thank you,
                                        ~ Carol for the PCN

....received this correction for Reg Hearn's email address. 
The correct address is:  hearns@sbcgloble.net
      Dick


~ IN MEMORY ~
Susan ‘Sue’ Hearn, wife of WA/DL Capt. Reg Hearn
April 13, 1940 - May 26, 2018
Word has reached our group with the passing of Susan Hearn, wife of retired Western/Delta Air Lines pilot Captain Reginald ‘Reg’ A. Hearn.
Arrangements are not yet known but for those wishing to sign the online guestbook, please visit the funeral home website at
As more information is received we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
this news received today from the Wallybirds site    ......
    It is with great sadness that I have to report that Reg Hearn’s wife Sue passed away last week.
    Condolences can be sent to:
        Captain Reg Hearn
        4023 Royal Troon Dr.
        El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-7688

              email:         hjearns@sbcglobal.net

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

DL Capt. George Lee Jones

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. George Lee Jones
May 18, 1938 ~ May 25, 2018
 
Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain George Lee Jones, age 80.  Captain Jones joined Delta Air Lines 01-03-1966 and retired in 1998, based 031/ATL.  He is survived by his wife Jo Ann, their children and grandchildren.
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
5092 Charlemagne Way SW , Lilburn GA 30047-5454.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary....................
George Lee Jones, age 80, of Lilburn, Georgia, went to be with his Lord and Savior, surrounded by family on Friday, May 25, 2018. George was preceded in death by his father, Thurman Luther Jones and mother, Hazel Elliott Jones. George is survived by his beloved wife, Jo Ann Gentry Jones, children and their spouses, Leeann Jones Jannett and Keith Richard Jannett, George Luther Jones and Kelley Ryder Jones, Timothy Elliott Jones and Jennifer Langley Jones, Catherine Jones Singleton and Justin Brett Singleton; grandchildren, Madison Rose Jannett, Kylee Grace Jannett, Noah Matthew Jannett, Emily Ann Jones, and Lainey Hazel Jones.
 
George was born and raised in Canton, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Canton High School, and after graduation, he worked at the local papermill while putting himself through flight school. George followed his passion and became a pilot for Delta Air Lines and traveled the world as an international captain for 33 years. After retirement at 60, George turned his love of fishing into a 20 year career in the fishing department at Bass Pro Shops.
 
George was one of the founding members of Stone Mountain Community Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia which later became Cornerstone Bible Church in Lilburn. He followed God’s calling for spreading the gospel through Bible translation to the unreached people groups of the Philippines. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, and coaching and mentoring through youth athletics.
 
The funeral service to honor and celebrate the life of George Lee Jones will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Cornerstone Bible Church, 869 Cole Dr, SW, Lilburn, GA 30047. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, Snellville, GA. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel and Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the church.
 
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to JAARS, Waxhaw, NC, www.JAARS.org .
 
Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, A Family Company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.
 

Cemetery Details:  Eternal Hills Memory Gardens, 3700 Highway 78 West , Snellville, GA,

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

DL Capt. Lee James Davis

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Lee James Davis
January 30, 1951 ~ May 25, 2018
 
Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Lee James Davis, age 67.  Captain Davis joined Delta Air Lines 10-24-1977.  Obituary information notes that he retired in 2004, and was based ATL/030.  Captain Davis is survived by his wife Lucie, their children and grandchildren.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
Obituary information may also be viewed online at  
Should more news be received we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary.............
On May 25, 2018, Lee James Davis of Peachtree City, GA, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died suddenly and unexpectedly at home. Lee was a man of deep faith and was involved in local and international ministries for many years. Lee was born on January 30, 1951, in Pittsburgh, PA, and grew up in Savannah, GA, attending Savannah Country Day School and Armstrong State University. Lee was a pilot with Delta Air Lines for 27 years, retiring in 2004. Lee is survived by his wife of over 43 years, Lucie McAlpine Davis, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and his brother, Lamar W. (Sarah) Davis, Jr., of Savannah. Lee was predeceased by his twin brother, Danny, who died at 5 weeks old, and his parents, Lamar W. Davis, Sr., and Mary Lois Clark Davis.
A graveside interment will be held on Thursday, May 31st, at Greenwich Cemetery in Savannah at 12pm.
Funeral Home :  Mowell Funeral Home - Fayetteville
180 N Jeff Davis Dr., Fayetteville, GA 30214  ...  770-461-7641 

.Published in Savannah Morning News on May 30, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

PAA/DL Capt. Robert B. McEachran

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Robert Barnard McEachran
MARCH 17, 1939 – MAY 26, 2018
 
Notification with the passing of retired Pan Am/Delta pilot Captain Bob McEachran, age 79.  Captain McEachran joined Pan American 07-17-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines.  He is survived by his wife Kathleen.
To view the obituary and guestbook online please visit
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages list the family residence as
4865 Ashton Road , Sarasota FL 34233-3406.
Visitation and services for Captain McEachran will be held Thursday, May 31st at
Palms-Robarts Funeral Home, 170 Honore Ave., Sarasota, FL....please see information below. 
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
Obituary................Robert Barnard "Bob" McEachran, age 79, of Sarasota, Florida passed away peacefully from complications of Parkinson's on Saturday May 26, 2018. Bob was born March 17, 1939 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Dr. Gordon and Elsie McEachran.
 
Bob graduated from West High in 1957 and attended the University of Minnesota. He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1961 and served in Vietnam from 1964-1965 as a helicopter pilot with HMM365, receiving 15 air medals. Bob joined Pan Am in 1967 and retired from Delta Airlines as a Captain.
 
Bob enjoyed traveling, boating, fishing, antique cars, hot rods and ranching on his property in Montana.
 
He will be remembered for his sense of humor, ready smile and his ability to fix anything.
 
Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Kathleen Flynn McEachran; loving children, Molly Burns (William) and Michele Zeitz (Doug Heuer); brother, Dr. James McEachran DDS and cherished grandson, Gordon Thomas Zeitz.
 
A Visitation will be held from 4:30 PM until the time of Service at 5:30 PM on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Palms-Robarts Funeral Home, 170 Honore Ave., Sarasota, FL 34232. Bob will be laid to rest at Sarasota National Cemetery at a later date.
 
Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson Research Foundation, 5969 Cattleridge Blvd., Suite 100, Sarasota, FL 34232 or The Pines of Sarasota Foundation, 1501 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236.
 

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmsrobartsfuneralhome.com for the McEachran family.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

NAL/PAA/DL Capt. Gordon M. Biggar

.....this news in concert with National Airlines retiree sources and the Central Florida Buccaneers ....
Captain Gordon M. Biggar retired with Delta Air Lines in 1997, based 030/ATL.
  If more information is received we will be sure to post all updates.
 Additional information/corrections are always appreciated.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
- IN MEMORY -
NAL/PAA/DAL Captain Gordon M. Biggar
DOB Apr 15, 1937      DOH Aug 16, 1965      DOD May 12, 2018
USAF Veteran
 
There is no obituary or independent confirmation of Gordon's passing. The remarks below were drafted by Hart Kelley who received the sad news directly from Gordon's family. If more information surfaces it will be forwarded to you.
 
Gordon was born in Ft. Myers, Florida in 1937.  His family purchased The Mangoes, Henry Ford’s estate in 1945 and that is where Gordon grew up and attended local schools.  He attended University of Florida in Gainesville.  After graduation he entered the US Air Force flight training and flew the C-130 during the Viet Nam War.
Leaving the Air Force he applied to and was hired by National Airlines in 1965.  National merged with Pan Am in 1980 and Gordon transferred to Delta Airlines in 1991 following an asset purchase, from which he retired in 1997.
He is survived by three brothers, Malcolm, Tito and Sandy Biggar.

There are no services planned at the present time.  Gordon's wishes were to be cremated and an at sea ceremony held later.  

DL Capt. James M. Kater

 
Memorial Invitation for James M. Kater........

Memorial Service Announcement
*************************************

In loving memory of
James M. Kater
(1937-2018)


Please join us for a Memorial Service to celebrate Jim's life at Mount Hebron Cemetery 
(305 East Boscawen St., Winchester, VA 22601)
where his ashes will be interred in the Kater family plot. 

The service will be in the Cemetery Chapel at 10:00 am on Friday, July 27th

A luncheon will follow in the private dining room at The Village at Orchard Ridge
  (400 Clocktower Ridge Drive, Winchester, VA 22603)

If you plan to attend, or have any questions at all, please RSVP/get in touch with
Cheryl Kater either by phone, (
802)-388-9406, or email at badeorse@gmail.com 
on or before June 27, 2018 
with the number of people in your party.  

Information regarding 
accommodations will be sent to those who RSVP. 

We look forward to hearing from you.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
 original posting:
Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2018 9:32 AM   Subject: passing of DGW DL Capt. James M Kater, age 80
 
~ IN MEMORY ~
USMCR, DL pilot ret. Mgr. Flt. Training Capt. Jim Kater
September 29, 1937 ~ May 21, 2018
 
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~ IN MEMORY ~
USMCR, DL pilot ret. Mgr. Flt. Training Capt. Jim Kater
September 29, 1937 ~ May 21, 2018
Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain James ‘Jim’ M. Kater, age 80.  Captain Kater joined Delta Air lines 04-01-1963 and was based Atlanta.  He is survived by his wife Cheryl, his children and grandchildren, plus many other family members.
To view the obituary online please visit 
To read more of Captain Kater’s military career please visit
Service arrangements are not yet known....please see obituary below. 
Should more information be received we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary..................James M. Kater
— James (Jim) M. Kater of Ripton, Vt., passed away in hospital, Monday, May 21, 2018 at the age of 80 years, following a brief bout of pneumonia and 12 years of managing Parkinson's Disease. His passing was peaceful with family and friends present.
Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 32 years, Cheryl Kater, and his children and grandchildren: daughter Lisa Kate Tomchik of Marietta, Ga., and her children Rachel, Nathan and Rett; son John M. Kater of Wilson, N.C.; daughter Rebecca K. Stadolnik and her husband Joe of Stow, Mass. and their children Henry and Walter; and son Thomas Kater of Marietta, Ga., as well as his dear cousins, the Rev. Dr. John L. Kater of Winchester, Va., and Janet Kater of East Liverpool, Ohio.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Andrew Kater and Dorothy Clark Kater, his brother Jack and sister Virginia, as well as his former wives Lois Ann DeSha and Nancy Arden. Services for Jim will be conducted at a future date in Winchester, Va., where he will be interred in the Kater family plot.
Jim was born in Hackensack, N.J. He was a Korean War era veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps, where he achieved the rank of First Lieutenant as a fighter pilot. He attended Middlebury College and thereafter worked for Delta Airlines for 29 years, achieving the position of Manager of Flight Training. During his working career, Jim traveled extensively, but decided to return to the peace and beauty of Vermont to retire. He was an active participant at St. Stephen's Church and the local American Legion for many years.
Jim had a wide range of interests. He was an avid photographer, who worked as a stringer for the Altanta Journal and Constitution and the Christian Science Monitor. He loved riding motorcycles, sailing, Ham radio, fishing, crossword puzzles, music from baroque to Beethoven to the Beatles, and visiting the pub and the local American Legion to chat with friends over a beer.
Jim read and wrote poetry and non-fiction and had an extensive library of books about aircraft, military history, religion, poetry, crime novels and everything to do with Ireland and England. He was known for his great sense of humor, his contemplative demeanor, deep religious views, his love for and dedication to family and friends, his ability to connect with folks from all walks of life, his service to others, and his vast network of acquaintances, both famous and obscure.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, the American Legion VT Post 27, or Porter Medical Center.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

NWA Capt. R. Keith Henderson

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, NWA Capt. R. Keith Henderson
March 13, 1941 - May 18, 2018
 
Notification with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain Ronald Keith Henderson, age 77.  Captain Henderson joined Northwest Airlines 03-24-1969.   He is survived by his wife Carolyn ‘Carol’. 
Captain Henderson’s obituary and online condolences may be shared at
The obituary may also be viewed at
For those wishing to send a personal note to the family, whitepages lists the Henderson residence as  (740) 942-2268......
address:  231 Charleston St., Cadiz OH 43907-1209.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
Obituary..............................Ronald Keith Henderson, 77, of Cadiz, Ohio, formerly of Eagan, Minnesota, died Friday, May 18, 2018 at his home. He was born March 13, 1941 in Wheeling, West Virginia, a son of the late Dr. George Edgar and Sarah McCollum Henderson. Mr. Henderson was a retired airline pilot for Northwest Airlines. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War, and a 40 year member of the Cadiz American Legion. He was an alumnus of The Ohio State University and was a member of the Cadiz Country Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret "Peggy" Mayo. Surviving are his wife Carolyn "Carol" Zumberge Henderson; a son, Matt (Denise) Henderson of Henderson, Nevada; a grandson, Andrew Henderson; and a sister, Barbara Matthews of Norfolk, Virginia. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com 
Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home Inc
172 S Main St Cadiz, OH 43907

Tel. (740) 942-2650

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Clint Walker, father of WA/DL pilot Valerie Walker

~ IN MEMORY ~
actor Clint Walker, father of WA/DL pilot Valerie Walker
May 30, 1927 ~ May 21, 2018 
 
Norman Eugene "Clint" Walker, actor and singer and father of Western/Delta pilot Valerie Walker, has passed nearing his 91st birthday.
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Actor Clint Walker, star of TV show 'Cheyenne,'.....................
 
Actor Clint Walker, best known for manifesting the role of Cheyenne Bodie in the 1955-63 western TV series "Cheyenne," has died at the age of 90 in Grass Valley, Calif.
 
According to TMZ, Walker's daughter Valerie confirmed he died of congestive heart failure.
 
Born Norman Eugene Walker in Hartford Ill., his acting career spanned across five decades. His towering 6-6 figure with a 48-inch chest would allow him to fit a character-mold as the "big man" in movies and on television.
 
His acting career began with a role in the 1954 film Jungle Gents and ended with a voice-over as Nick Nitro in the 1998 family action movie Small Soldiers. In the years between, he starred in the films Yellowstone Kelly, The Dirty Dozen, Pancho Villa and in the 1974 TV series "Killdozer!"
 
However, the role that would define his career would be his lead part in "Cheyenne," the first hour-long western television show.
 
Walker painted an image of a lifelike hero with a larger-than-life frame. A man quick to humility and never quick to anger; a gentle giant, yet one who acts without hesitation and willing to draw iron when dealing out justice with numerous villains and bandits across the American West.
 
Walker's massive physique, booming voice and smooth delivery embodied the western-era everyman. Determined and uncompromising, Walker's Cheyenne meandered alone through the post-Civil War frontier, helping those in distress with his innumerable strength, gentle spirit and unwavering practicality.
 
His archetypal portrayal of Cheyenne would be connected to Walker for the rest of his career.
 
He would reprise his famed role twice, both occurring more than two decades after the series ended; First in 1991 for the made-for-TV movie The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw, and again in 1995 for an episode of the TV show "Kung Fu: The Legend Continues."
 
Walker personified the character of Cheyenne for seven seasons, taking a sabbatical from 1958-59 to strike for better terms, namely due to Warner Brothers' restriction on Walker's ability to produce his own music outside of the company's record label. Due to Walker's strike, "Cheyenne" spun off into two separate western series: "Bronco" and "Sugarfoot."
 
A freak skiing accident at Mammoth Mountain, Calif., almost claimed his life in 1971. Walker fell from a ski-lift chair and landed on a ski pole, puncturing his heart. Initially pronounced dead, doctors saved his life by repairing his heart.
 
Walker has been married three times. He married wife Verna Garver in 1948; they had one daughter, Valerie, two years later. After divorcing Garver in 1968, he married Giselle Hennesy and they stayed together until she died in 1994.
 

He is survived by his current wife Susan Cavallari, who he married in 1997, and daughter Valerie, who was one of the first two female pilots hired by Western Airlines, and the first to ascend to the rank of first officer.

DL Capt. Henricus 'Henk' Volkert Smit

(update:  originally hired by Northeast Airlines....originally a NE/DL pilot in a class of 23 pilots..... CF)

~ IN MEMORY ~
NEA/DL Capt. Henricus ‘Henk’ Volkert Smit
April 18, 1942 ~ May 18, 2018
News has reached our group with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Henricus Volkert Smit, age 76.  Captain Smit first joined Northeast Airlines 07-15-1968 and retired with Delta Air Lines, based ATL/030.  He is survived by his wife Denise, his daughters and grandchildren.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
Funeral Mass will be said for Captain Smit on May 26th, that is Saturday at 9:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Peachtree City GA.
For those wishing to send a personal note to the family, condolences may be sent to
113 Stonington Dr # B , Peachtree City GA 30269-1350.
                Thank you,
                    ~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary.................. Henricus Volkert Smit
Henricus Volkert Smit, 76, of Peachtree City passed away May 18, 2018. Henricus was born in Aruba, Netherland Antilles, on April 18, 1942 to the late Martinus and Engelina Smit. He graduated from Kansas State University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree and then he began his career at Delta Air Lines, as a pilot and flew for 32 years. He was very active in several ministries at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, including adult religious education and the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the leg movement of Regnum Christi.
He is survived by his wife, Denise Smit; daughters, Danielle (Michael) Rodgers of Denver and Lindsay Smit of Nashville; grandchildren, Emerson, Elliott, and Eleanor Rodgers.
A funeral mass will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Peachtree City, with burial immediately following at Westminster Memorial Gardens.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to St. Vincent De Paul Society – www.svdpusa.org
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Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:10 PM
To: death.flwnwst@gmail.com
Deceased full name:  Henricus "Henk" Volkert Smit
Date of Birth:  4/18/1942
Date of Death:  5/18/2018
Pilot Retired  Domicile  ATL
Age at death:  76 
Living Spouse  Denise J
Address  113 Stonington Dr  , Peachtree CIty  GA  30269 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

PAA/DL USAF ret. Lt. Col. John Becker Riederich

~ IN MEMORY ~
PAA/DL pilot USAF ret. Lt. Col John Becker ‘Mad Jack’ Riederich
July 25, 1937 - April 24, 2018
 
Notification with the passing of retired Pan Am/Delta pilot and military veteran USAF ret. Lt. Col John Becker Riederich, age 80.  Captain Riederich joined Pan American 12-18-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines.  He is survived by his wife Carole, their children and grandchildren. 
Obituary information may be viewed online at 
Guestbook memories may be shared online on the funeral home website at
 Should more news be received we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
Obituary................Lt. Col. John Becker Riederich USAF (Ret.)
On April 24, 2018, Lt. Col. John Becker "Mad Jack" Riederich (Retired), at 80 years, "ran out of airspeed, altitude and ideas," as he lost his battle with leukemia, and not without a fight. John was a graduate of West Haven, CT High School, where he was later inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame for athletic achievement, dedication, courage and character. A Home Town Hero from West Haven, CT (locally known as Johnny), he graduated from the University of Connecticut and went on to be a pilot in the Air Force. He survived two tours in VietNam as a helicopter rescue pilot, flying the HH43-Husky. He completed over 500 missions in which he retrieved and or recovered every person he was sent after. John achieved the Honor of the Distinguished Flying Cross in VietNam. John was a pilot in the military for 28 years where he flew a multitude of aircraft including but not limited to F-102's and F-4's. He had a profound effect on many under his command. He flew for the airlines both Pan American Airways and Delta. John had a wonderful career and life. Known as "The Colonel", "Captain Jack", "The Duke", "Giant Jack", and "Mad Jack", he had a tremendous impact on many of the youth in Huntington Beach, California. He was not only known as a war hero, but was most known locally for his hard-nosed, no bones about it, tough, and fair coaching style of football. John always emphasized the fundamentals and was a teacher of discipline, pride, and integrity. He is survived by Carole, to whom he was married for 53 years, and three sons, Brent, Bram and Brodie. John was a caring grandfather to 9 grandchildren.
John loved his sports and most importantly his home town of West Haven, Connecticut. Johnny, you will be missed and always remembered for the Giant of a man you were. May you Rest in Peace and forever fly high, screaming across the skies at Mach speeds.
A proper full military honors send-off will take place on May 21, 2018, 1100 hours, at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.
Preston and Simons Mortuary Riverside, CA.
------------------
John Becker Riederich
 July 25, 1937 - April 24, 2018

A viewing will be held Monday, May 21st from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Preston and Simons Colonial Chapel. A graveside service will follow at 11:00 AM at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, California 92518.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

DL pilot Jon David Miller

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL pilot Jon David Miller
October 10, 1962 ~ May 15, 2018
 
Notification with the passing of Delta pilot Jon David Miller, age 55.  Following his military service, Jon joined Delta Air Lines 10-14-1991.  He is survived by his wife Angela, their children and grandchildren, plus many other family members.
To view/sign the online guestbook and to play a video tribute, please visit
Obituary information below indicates memorial services will be held tomorrow May 18th at Valley Ranch Baptist Church in Coppell, TX. 
Should more information be received we will be sure to send along those updates.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
Obituary............................Jon David Miller passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Coppell, Texas, surrounded by family and with complete assurance of his heavenly home.
Jon Miller was born October 10, 1962 at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota. The third child of Jack and JoAnne Miller, Jon grew up in South Dakota, California, North Dakota, and Colorado before the family settled in Wimberley, Texas. In 1980, Jon graduated from Jack C. Hays High School, where he excelled academically (salutatorian) and athletically as a member of the golf and basketball teams. Destined to be an Aggie, Jon received his BBA in Accounting with Honors in 1984 from Texas A&M University, the place where he met his future wife Angela. Jon was a proud member of the Corps of Cadets, Squadron One, and served as Wing Commander and a Ross Volunteer. After graduation, Jon was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He served our country as a T-37 instructor and KC-10 pilot and was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, flying missions in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
 
After completing his military service, Jon joined Delta Airlines as a pilot in 1991 and felt privileged to have a domestic and international flying career, but often told his boys and wife his favorite layover was home.
 
Jon loved his family and was a devoted dad to Matthew, Nathan, and Andrew. One of Jon’s favorite activities was enjoying sports with his boys – whether playing, watching, or coaching their teams, he relished every moment (and there were a lot). He tied with Angela as the boys’ biggest fan, encouraging them in every endeavor – academic, athletic, ministerial, work, and as servant leaders. This past year, Pops was excited to step into his newest role as grandfather to Savon‘Tae and Jack.
 
Jon’s greatest passion was serving – his family, others, community and country. Jon and Angela have been active members of Valley Ranch Baptist Church since 1992, where he went on youth and other mission trips, delivered food to families in need, spearheaded logistics for the VRBC/Cornerstone Baptist Church Christmas Store, and served on various committees. Even during his four-year health battle, Jon continued to devotedly mentor boys at Tom Landry Elementary School as part of the Big Hope program. Recently, Jon was recognized as the 2017-2018 Big Hope Volunteer of the Year.
 
Jon was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Miller and Jo Anne Nielsen Miller. Survivors include: his wife of 32 years Angela Dodd Miller; his sons Matthew (wife Caroline) of Hoover, Alabama, Nathan (wife Nicole) of Marble Falls, Texas, and Andrew of Coppell, Texas; grandsons Savon’Tae Miller and Jack Miller; sister Christina Miller (husband Jeffrey Miller) and brother Marcus Miller (wife Laura Lynn); father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Betty Dodd; brother-in-law David Dodd; nephews Brett Miller, Erik Miller, Justin Dodd; and nieces Camryn Miller, Madison Miller and Caroline Dodd. A memorial service to celebrate Jon’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18th at Valley Ranch Baptist Church in Coppell, Texas. Visitation: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on May 17th at the Rolling Oaks Funeral Home in Coppell, TX. Internment: Rolling Oaks Memorial Center, Coppell, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Big Brothers, Big Sisters’ Big Hope Mentoring Initiative (www.bbbstx.org/jonmiller) or Cornerstone Baptist Church, P.O. Box 152551, Dallas, Texas 75215 or to Valley Ranch Baptist Church with a notation designating Big Hope or Cornerstone Baptist Church as the intended recipient.
 

Proverbs 17:17 tells us that “A friend loveth at all times.” Angela and her sons wish to thank the family members and friends who have faithfully supported them.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

NWA Capt. Larry Wade Morrison

~ IN MEMORY ~
Navy veteran, NWA Capt. Larry Wade Morrison
August 1, 1942 ~ January 9, 2018
 
As noted in the May issue of ALPA, the passing of retired Northwest pilot Captain Larry Wade Morrison, age 75.  Captain Morrison joined Northwest Airlines 11-21-1966  He is survived by his wife Carol, their children and grandchildren. 
Captain Morrison’s obituary information can be found online at 
 Whitepages lists the family residence as  (307) 837-2058  ..  (307) 837-0133
Adress:  14355 Clark Rd.,  Casper WY 82604-8755.
Should more information be received, we will be sure to pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Death notice.....................
Larry W. Morrison, 75, of Casper died Jan. 9 at Life Care Center in Casper.
He was born Aug. 1, 1942, in Cheyenne.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel. Interment will follow at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.
Condolences can be sent to www.wrcfuneral.com
 
Larry Wade Morrison, 75, passed away Jan. 9th in Casper.   Services will be Jan. 15 at 2:00 PM, Wiedersphan-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes, Cheyenne. Interment will follow at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens.
Larry was born in Cheyenne to Wade and Mildred (Lerwick) Morrison. He graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1960 where he was active in FFA and served as District President. Upon graduation he joined the US Navy serving on the USS Hector as an Electricians Mate. Larry attended Casper College and the University of Wyoming studying soil science. Larry was hired by Northwest Airlines in 1966 as a pilot. He retired from Northwest/Delta in 2002 as a 747 Captain. Larry purchased and began the 7X Angus Ranch in Washington State where he bred Registered Angus Cattle alongside his wife of 40 years, Carol (Nelson) and children: Jered, Kendra and Wayne. The 7X brand became internationally known for the genetics the cattle carried. In 1995 the Washington property was sold and the family and cattle relocated to Lingle, Wy. Larry was well liked by those who knew him. He referred to his love of cattle genetics as his “golf game”. Larry was slowed down shortly after his retirement by West Nile Virus that affected him until his death. Larry is survived by his wife Carol, daughter Kendra, sons Jered and Wayne (Kevie). Grandchildren Jordan and Jonah Morrison; Emily, Maggie, J.W. and Conor Morrison. Sisters Wanda (Scott) Young and Janet Darr. Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Karen Reek.
Condolences may be sent to www.wrcfuneral.com

 In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Junior Angus Association. 

NWA Capt. Charles Edward Bucklin

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, NWA Capt. Charles E. Bucklin
November 19, 1932 ~ January 5, 2018
 
As noted in the May issue of ALPA, the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain Charles Edward Bucklin, age 85.  Captain Bucklin joined Northwest 06-20-1966.  Captain Bucklin’s death notice can be found online at
Whitepages indicates the family’s current residence as
8657 Anderson Ct NE , Lacey WA 98516-6660 
and previously as   8210 Walnut Rd NE , Olympia WA 98516-9171.
Information is limited...should more information be received we can then pass it along.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN  
 
Charles Edward Bucklin
BIRTH    19 Nov 1932
DEATH    5 Jan 2018 (aged 85)
BURIAL    Tahoma National Cemetery
Kent, King County, Washington, USA
PLOT    Section 10A Site 1
 

 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

NWA Capt. Walter H. Mills III

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Walter Hall Mills III
November 20, 1943 ~ November 1, 2017
 
Belated notice and news with upcoming arrangements for RNPA member retired Northwest Airlines pilot Captain Walter H. Mills III, age 73. 
Please see available information below.   
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN   
 
From: RNPA News Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 3:59 PM
Subject: Celebration of Life .....Walt Mills ....
 
Celebration of Life
for Walter H. Mills III
Saturday at 1:00 pm, July 14, 2018
 
St Aidan's Episcopal Church
Father Drew Foisie
1318 SR 532
Camano Island, WA
 
from   Jan Mills  email:  jmmdolls@icloud.com
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Capt. Walter H. Mills III
Wall of Honor Location:  Foil: 13 Panel: 2 Column: 4 Line: 61
Wall of Honor Level:  Air and Space Friend
Honored by:  Ms. Jan Marie Mills
Born November 20, 1943, Walter Hall Mills III was educated at Blake School in Hopkins, MN, and the University of Minnesota. As a young man he loved to fly participating in crop dusting in Montana. After many hours at Flying Cloud Airport in Shakopee, MN, and in the air, he was hired April 11, 1966, by Northwest Airlines. From Second Officer and First Officer on the Boeing 707 and the 620, Walt made Captain on the 727 on April 21, 1970. Walt flew the mountains on the 727, to Europe on DC-10 and flew the 747, both passenger and cargo, to Asia. Walt also worked in the Training Department of NATCO as a 747 Training Captain and Check Airman. He retire early on April 30, 2001, after 35 years of service with Northwest Airlines. Walt loved flying any airplane, and the airplane was part of him in the air.
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From: RNPA News Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 7:59 PM
Subject: RNPA News: Walt Mills Has Flown West.
 

With profound regret I must inform you that Captain Walter Mills III has passed away. He succumbed to pancreatic cancer on November 01. This passing has been confirmed by his close friend Sterling Bentsen.  Walt was 73 years old and was hired by NWA on April 11, 1966.

DL Capt. John D. Petrikas

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. John D. Petrikas
February 7, 1939 ~ February 25, 2018
 
Please forgive my belated notice with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain John D. Petrikas, age 79.  Captain Petrikas joined Delta Air Lines 01-16-1961.  He is survived by his wife Lea Rae. 
Arrangements are not known.  Should more information be received we will be sure to pass it along. 
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as   
2477 Blue Crab Ct., Sanibel FL 33957-2122.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Lea Petrikas   email:  sanibellea@icloud.com 
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2018 1:16 AM
Subject: Capt. John Petrikas has taken final flight west, feb 25, 2018.

Posted by his stewardess wife, Lea. Details to follow.

NWA Capt. John Frederick Scholl

 
 
From: RNPANEWSSent: Friday, May 25, 2018 4:10 PM
Subject: RNPA News: Conflicting information on John Scholl's services
 

Conflicting information has been put out on John Scholl’s services.  The obituary has the correct date for the service.
 
 
John F. Scholl
·          
·          
Scholl, John F. age 94 of Buffalo and also Seminole, FL, passed away on May 2, 2018. John was a Captain for Northwest Airlines for 34 years. Preceded in death by his wife Beverly and daughter Susan Banasiuk; Survived by children John D. (Nancy) Scholl, Sharon (Jeff) Gleason and Jane (Greg) Skinner; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; sister Lucille Tellett; cousin Jim (Shirley) Charles; also many other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred. Memorial service for John will be held Thursday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service all at The Buffalo American Legion Post #270 in Buffalo. Luncheon to follow at the Buffalo Legion. Interment will be held Friday, June 1 at 10:15 a.m. Assembly Area #5 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Serving the family The Peterson Chapel Buffalo, Minnesota 763-682-1363 thepetersonchapel.com
 
 


~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, NWA Capt. John Frederick Scholl
January 4, 1924 ~ Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Word has been received with the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain John Frederick Scholl, age 94.  Captain Scholl joined Northwest Airlines 11-11-1949.  Widowed in August of 2003 with the passing of his wife Beverly, Captain Scholl is survived by their children, plus grand- and great grandchildren.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at www.thepetersonchapel.com  
which should take you directly to Captain Scholl’s obituary. 
Services are planned for May 31st in Buffalo, Minnesota...please see below.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obituary.....................
John Frederick Scholl
January 4, 1924 - Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Service Information:                                              Visitation Information:
American Legion Post #270 - Buffalo, MN             American Legion Post #270 - Buffalo, MN
Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:00AM                        Thursday, May 31, 2018  one hour prior to the service
John F. Scholl, age 94 of Buffalo and also Seminole, FL, passed away on May 2, 2018.
John was born the son of J. Frederick and Ida (Brown) on January 4, 1924 in White, SD.
He was united in marriage to Beverly Holin on May 25, 1948
John served his country during World War II where he was a pilot of the B17 bomber. He also served as a Captain for Northwest Airlines for 34 years.
He is preceded in death by his wife Beverly and daughter Susan Banasiuk.
Survived by children John D. (Nancy) Scholl, Sharon (Jeff) Gleason and Jane (Greg) Skinner; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; sister Lucille Tellett; cousin Jim (Shirley) Charles; also many other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.
Memorial service for John will be held Thursday, May 31 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service all at The Buffalo American Legion Post #270 in Buffalo.
Officiating will be Pastor Dean Brown.
Luncheon to follow at the Buffalo Legion.
Interment will be held Friday, June 1 at 10:15 a.m. Assembly Area #5 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis MN.
Funeral home ctcs:  300 Main St N, St. Michael-Albertville, MN 763-497-5362  •  119 Central Ave, Buffalo, MN 763-682-1363
John F. Scholl
Age 94, of Buffalo and also Seminole, Florida, passed away May 2nd. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Buffalo American Legion.  Memorial service for  John Scholl will be held Thursday, May 31st at 11AM at the Buffalo American Legion Post #270. A luncheon will follow at the legion. Interment will be held Friday, June 1st at 10:15 AM at Assembly Area #5 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arrangements were made with the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be made at; www.thepetersonchapel.com  
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Beverly Jane Scholl obituary............
Scholl - Beverly Jane Scholl, age 77, of Buffalo died on August 1, 2003. Survived by husband, John F. Scholl; children, John D. (Nancy) Scholl of Alexandria, Sharon Scholl (friend, Jeff) of Spring Park, Susan (Brent) Banasiuk of Waconia and Janie (Greg) Skinner of Mound; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; brothers, William (Gertrude) Holin of Des Moines, IA, Robert (Gerry) Holin of North Mpls, Hugh (Ruth) Holin of Mpls; sister, Doris (Henry) Bellefeuille of Mpls and other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held Mon 3 PM at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Mon. Interment will be on Tues at 10 AM at Fort Snelling Nat'l Cem., Assembly Area #1. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to North Memorial Hospice Care of Am. Cancer Society. Serving the family... The Peterson Chapel Buffalo, Minnesota.
  
From: RNPA News  Sent: Friday, May 04, 2018 1:10 PM     Subject: RNPA News: John Scholl Has Flown West.
John Scholl passed away at 12:45pm on Wednesday.  The obituary should be out next week with the arrangements. 

From: RNPA News  Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:42 PM   Subject: RNPA News: John Scholl Update.

Steve Towle writes.

John Scholl is currently residing at Freedom Square 10801 Johnson Blvd. Seminole, Fl. 33772 Rm 141.
He will return to Buffalo, MN. as conditions improve. Call or write. He would really appreciate the effort.
727 492 4874 (C)  727 398 0166 (Res)



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

NWA Capt. Harry Lee Camm

~ IN MEMORY ~
NWA Capt. Harry Lee Camm
January 15, 1924 ~ May 5, 2018
 
Please see information below with news of the passing of RNPA member retired Northwest pilot Captain Harry Lee Camm, age 94.  Captain Camm joined Northwest Airlines 02-17-1948.  He is survived by his wife Betty, their children plus grand- and great grandchildren.
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
Obituary may also be viewed online at
Services for Captain Camm are planned for this Friday, May 11th at St. James Lutheran Church, West St. Paul MN....with visitation one hour prior to start of services.  For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence address as
1101 Ohio St., Saint Paul MN 55118-1228.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 10:04 PM  Subject: NWA pilot Harry Camm has flown west
 

NWA pilot Harry Camm has passed away. His obituary is in the May 8, 2018 St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Harry was hired by NWA on Feb. 17, 1948 as a mechanic. He rose to be a Master Mechanic, Foreman, and Flight Engineer before qualifying as a pilot.
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Age 94 Retired Pilot for Northwest Airlines Passed on May 5, 2018. Preceded in death by grandson Nicholas Wolff and brother Chester. Survived by wife Betty; children Susan (Brian) Wolff, Dave, & Sandy Gifford; grandchildren Steven and Katie Wolff, Rob, Amy and Bobby Gifford; great-grandchildren Christian and Brody, Lyza and Samantha Herrera; and sisters Doris Cochran and Mary Kerr. Memorial Service 11AM Friday, May 11 at St. James Lutheran Church, 460 Annapolis St. W., West St. Paul. Visitation one hour prior to service at church.
Published in Pioneer Press on May 8, 2018


Monday, May 7, 2018

Carol Ann Heller, widow of DL Capt. David H. Heller

~ IN MEMORY ~
Carol Ann Heller, widow of DL Capt. David H. Heller
May 10, 1941 ~ October 16, 2017
 
Please forgive our belated notice with the passing of Carol Ann Heller, widow of USAF veteran and Delta pilot Captain David Herald Heller.  Captain Heller, born March 2nd of 1937, joined Delta Air Lines 01-03-1967 and was based ATL/030.  Captain Heller passed May 3rd of 2007. 
Carol’s obituary may still be viewed online at 
Also, both obituaries appear below. 
The Hellers are survived by their children and grandchildren plus many other dear friends and family members.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
 
Obituaries........................
    Carol Ann Heller
Carol Ann Heller, 76, loving wife, mother, and grandmother of Fayetteville, passed away October 16, 2017. She was born in Big Springs, Nebraska on May 10, 1941 to the late Floyd Pearl and Margaret Alice Soper.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband, David Herald Heller; her ten siblings; and her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Hughes of Fayetteville; son, Joel (Cindy) Heller of McDonough; brother, Max (Sharon) Soper of Big Springs, Nebraska; sisters. Patricia (Bob) Stevens of Aurora, Colorado and Marlene (Rod) Bellamy of Spring, Texas; sister-in-laws, Patti Soper of Ogallala, Nebraska, Nadenne Soper of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mary Lou Soper of Castro, California,and Lorraine Soper of Singapore, ; granddaughters, Kaitlyn Hughes of Palmetto and Brooke Hughes of Fairburn; grandsons, Josh Hill and Noah Heller, of McDonough.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Chapel of  Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville with Pastor Mike Stachura officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Memorial Park, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 at the funeral home. The family loving request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Wellspring Living, https://wellspringliving.org/
 
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    David Heller                                          
David Herald Heller, age 70, of Fayetteville, died May 3, 2007. Mr. Heller was retired from Delta Airlines as a pilot and served in the United States Air Force. He was also a member of the Grace Evangelical Church of Fayetteville. He was preceded in death by his brother, Willard Heller, Jr. He is survived by by his wife, Carol A. Heller of Fayetteville; daughter Stephanie Hughes of Sandy Springs; son, Joel (Cindy) Heller of Fayetteville and his three grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Brooke and Joshua. Funeral Services are going to be held Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 3 PM in the Chapel of Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Rev. Gary Franklin and Rev. Mike Stachura will be officiating. Interment will be at Camp Memorial Park in Fayetteville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, May 5, 2007, 6-8 PM. The family has requested that memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Heller's honor to Fellowship of Christian Airline Personnel, 136 Providence Road, Fayetteville 30215. www.mowellfuneralhome.com. Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville. (770)461-7641.