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Sunday, May 27, 2018

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.
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 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.

2 comments:

  1. Met Jim in 1976 and bought a BMW motorcycle from him and pulled it back to Texas on a trailer as it was in January. Still riding it today as Jim is riding those beautiful clouds we used to chase in our planes!!--Ted Langworthy

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  2. 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.

    ReplyDelete