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Thursday, May 24, 2018

DL Capt. Henricus 'Henk' Volkert Smit

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

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
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 

1 comment:

  1. Sorry for your loss.A great actor . We grew up watching his movies ,my mom loved westerns.There will never be another one like him.