~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, C&S/DL Capt. Howard E. Reid
April 16, 1920 - November 23, 2018
Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired C&S/Delta pilot Captain Howard Edmond Reid, age 98. Captain Reid joined Chicago & Southern Air Lines 03-01-1941 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1980, based ATL at time of retirement. He is survived by his wife Helen, their children and grandchildren, plus many other family members and friends.
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Services for Captain Reid were held November 27th in Illinois.
To the best of my knowledge, personal condolences may be sent to the family at
17 N 661 Powers Rd., Gilberts IL 60136-9607.
~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary............................Howard E. Reid
- Howard E. Reid, age 98, of Melbourne Beach, Florida and Gilberts, Illinois, passed away peacefully surrounded by and under the care of his family on Friday, November 23, 2018 at his home. Howard was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 16, 1920 and was the son of the late William and Hendrikje (nee Telgenhoff) Reid. He was a WWII United States Army Air Corps veteran. Following his time in the military, Howard began a 39 year distinguished career with Delta Airlines as a commercial airline pilot and earned the rank of Captain. Survivors include his beloved wife of 72 years; Helen L. Their daughters; Elizabeth "Betsy" (Bill Suworoff) Reid and Nancy Reid. His granddaughter; Elizabeth R. (Greg Schmitt) Benton. His grandson; James R. ( Meredith Peterson) Benton. Other survivors include his stepgranddaughter; Jessica Suworoff and his sister; Phyllis VanBrug. In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his sister; Mae Closterhouse and his brother; Marvin Reid. Visitation was held on Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee. Burial followed at Washington Memorial Cemetery in Elgin. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit www.millerfuneralhomedundee.com For info, please call 847-426-3436.