~ IN MEMORY ~
PAA/DL Louis Matthew Fielack Jr.
August 7, 1936 ~ January 11, 2019
Received this notification today, news with the passing of retired Pan Am/Delta pilot F/O Louis ‘Lou’ Matthew Fielack Jr., age 82, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. Lou joined Pan American 08-21-1967 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1996. Widowed in 2002, Lou is survived by his children and grandchildren. Please see obituary information below.
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Arrangements were entrusted to Tri-County Funeral Home of Highland, Arkansas.
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Louis Matthew Fielack Jr., 82, of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2019. He was born on August 7, 1936 in New York, the only son to his adoring parents, Louis Matthew and Kathleen (Mighton) Fielack, who preceded him in death.
After graduating from De La Salle Institute and Rutgers University, Louis joined the United States Air Force and served his country from 1959 to 1967 reaching the rank of Captain and flew KC-97’s and KC-135’s with the Strategic Air Command, completing his military career with the 924th Air Refueling Squadron at Castle AFB, California.
Louis retired from flying in 1996 after 29 years of commercial aviation experience. He was a pilot at Pan American World Airways, Delta Airlines and also the Dubai Royal Air Wing. During the course of his career, he piloted B-707’s, B-727’s and A310 aircraft. His time in Berlin flying with Pan Am (IGS) was by far his favorite. After retirement, he enjoyed life in Satellite Beach, FL with his loving wife, Maryann (Claire) Fielack who preceded him in death in 2002. After a fly-fishing trip to Arkansas where he fell in love with the Ozarks, he moved to Mammoth Spring, AR.
Lou was a member of ALPA, American Legion, VFW, NRA and other organizations and was a generous donor of time and money to many charities. His passions included his bird dog “Jake” and cat “Sam”, flying, classic cars, motorcycles, classical and ragtime music, travel and camping. He was honest, quick witted, independent and loved his country.
Survivors include his children: Louis M. Fielack III and his wife Terry, Debra Venuti and her husband Louis, Raymond Fielack and his wife Vonnie, Robert Fielack and his wife Zarina Mak, and Matthew Fielack.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Anthony Vergara, Michelle Gloria, Brian Gloria, Jennifer Venuti, Louis Venuti Jr., Ross Taylor, Andrew Fielack, and Liam Fielack; two great-grandchildren, Keaton Taylor and Cordry Taylor and ;), his first wife, Marilyn Moore whom he cherished and her husband Ned; and many other relatives and good friends.
Memorial services will be at a later date in New York.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Lou’s favorite charity, the Arkansas Sheriffs Youth Ranch, 100 St. Vincent Place, Batesville, AR 72501.