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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

WA/DL Capt. Thomas J. Prosch


USMC MAJ ret., WA/DL Capt. Thomas J. Prosch
October 13, 1935 ~ June 27, 2018
News has reached our group with the passing of Western/Delta Captain Thomas John Prosch, age 82.  Captain Prosch joined Western Airlines 09-03-1968 and retired with Delta Air Lines, based LAX.  He is survived by his wife Jan, their children, grand- and great grandchildren plus many other dear friends and family members.
An online guestbook is available at the funeral home website: 
Obituary and service information appears below....arrangements are planned for July 10th in Texas. 
Many thanks to Capt. Stan Franks ( skanks@verizon.net ) for relaying all information.
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
        Thomas J. Prosch passed away June 27, 2018 after a valiant battle with cancer. Mr. Prosch was born in Omaha, Nebraska on October 13, 1935 and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Prosch of Del Norte, Colorado. Del Norte was home to Tom from the age of 13.  After high school he studied engineering at Colorado University.  Following graduation, he entered Officer Training School in 1956 to become a fighter aviator for the United States Marine Corps.  He served in Vietnam where he flew over 100 combat missions and was the recipient of several air medals.
        Tom began his civilian career flying commercial jets for Western Airlines and eventually Delta Airlines where he retired in 1995.  An avid outdoorsman, Mr. Prosch enjoyed hiking, biking, kayaking, water and snow skiing.  He enjoyed traveling with his family, taking his wife, Jan, around the country in their RV seeing many new places and making new friends.  He was also a skilled craftsman making anything from furniture, cabinets and more.
        Mr. Prosch is survived by his wife of 56+ years, Janice (Jan) De Puy Prosch and their three children:  Sharri Lovett of Sweeney Switch, TX; Thomas J. Prosch and his wife, Anissa, of Flower Mound, TX; and Jay L. Prosch and his wife, Mary, of Port Hueneme, CA.  Also surviving is a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Bruce Cullings of Las Vegas, NV.  Mr. Prosch is also survived by seven grandchildren: Suzanne Yates of Saucier, MS; Wade Howk of Gulfport, MS; L.J. Holland of Port Hueneme, CA; Kaylan Prosch of N. Branch, MN; Kole Lovett of Sweeney Switch, TX; Thomas J. Prosch III of Richmond, TX; and Madeline Prosch of Flower Mound, TX; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by multiple nieces and nephews and cousins. Mr. Prosch was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Kathleen (Kathy) Howk of Gulfport MS.
        A military funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.  A celebration of life will be held following the services at the Mystic Shores Community Center in Spring Branch, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, it was the express wish of Mr. Prosch that donations be made to The Gary Sinise Foundation ( www.garysinisefoundation.org ) or charity of your choice.
It is with a heavy heart that I send you this announcement.  Attached is Tom’s obituary.  In it you will find the details pertaining to his services. In addition to the time and place of the funeral, I wanted to give you a few more directions and added information.
Ft. Sam Houston is very strict regarding access to the site.  All are to enter the main gate at 1520 Harry Wurzbach then check into the building on the right after you have gone through the gate.  You will then be directed to the shelter (#1) as things now stand.  We are asked to respect the other ceremonies that will be going on, thus we are NOT to arrive too early, yet be prompt.  The service will last for 30 minutes then we will be expected to leave promptly.  Following the service, our family will host a “celebration of life” at the Mystic Shores Community Center at 25801 FM 306 in Spring Branch, TX.  From the cemetery, please follow directions to 281 N. towards Johnson City and stay on 281 until you come to FM 306 where you will take a right turn.  You will come to Mystic Shores subdivision (approx 6 miles) and turn right on Mystic Shores Pkwy. The community center will be directly to the left.
I just wanted to make sure that all of you had received notification.  Please know that if you are able to come, we’d love to have you join us at the reception following.
Jan and family

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