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Saturday, July 27, 2019

WA/DL Capt. David T. Kerr


~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, WA/DL Capt. David T. Kerr
July 12, 1946 - June 24, 2019


Word has reached our group with the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain David T. Kerr, age 72.  Captain Kerr joined Western Airlines 11-27-1978 and retired with Delta Air Lines.  Widowed a year ago with the passing of his wife Evelyn, Captain Kerr is survived by their grandchildren and many other family members and friends.
To view the obituary online please visit the funeral home website at
Services have taken place in Virginia….please see details below.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary…………….David Kerr of Castleton, VA, a devoted husband, father, pilot and friend, made his final landing on Monday, June 24, 2019. He concluded his journey the same way he had traveled it: shaped by faith, surrounded by family, marked by good humor, and committed to life itself, without surrender. He was 72.

Throughout his life, David demonstrated the pilot’s ability to be present in each moment while also having limitless horizons. Born into a missionary family on July 12, 1946, he traveled globally, living and working in the West Indies, Barbados, Guyana, and India. Through these travels and years at Kodaikanal International School in Tamil Nadu, India, David developed his passions for people, culture, travel, cuisine, and a good story. He learned to love the Maker, and everything He made.

His family returned to the West Coast where he graduated from Fremont High School and then from Warner Pacific College, with a B.A. in Biological Sciences. Upon graduation, David enlisted in the U.S. Navy to pursue his interest in aviation. He was commissioned in 1968, earned his Wings of Gold in 1969, and served through 1972.

David once described aviation as a tapestry of ability, technology, and romance and said he relished the range of perspectives it provided. These attributes defined his life. He met Evelyn Marie Everhart, a flight attendant, in September of 1973. They were married on June 7, 1975. Together they continued to explore and share the world with their family, in part through David’s long career as a Captain with Delta Airlines. He remained active until the end, working on advances in aviation technology as a contractor to the Federal Aviation Administration.

When on the ground, David cherished spending time with his grandchildren, reading, running, hiking the trails of Rappahannock with his beloved dog Emmie, and refueling on the beaches of the Outer Banks. He and Evelyn were early parishioners of St. Peter Catholic Church in Amissville, VA and ushers and frequent patrons of the Castleton Festival.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Kathryn Kerr, and his wife, Evelyn. He is survived by his brother Philip and three children (Christopher Matthew and his wife Diana of Ashburn, VA; CariAnne and her husband Daryl Kreml of Sudbury, MA; and Keirsten Davena and her husband Paul Brown of Amissville, VA). He was the proud Pop Pop to eleven grandchildren.

David loved life and wanted it for others. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org), P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

A visitation will be Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 6-8pm at Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton, VA (540-347-3431). A Funeral Mass will take place Monday, July 1, at 10:30am with a burial and reception to follow at St. Peter Catholic Church, 12762 Lee Hwy, Washington, VA. On-line condolences can be made at moserfuneralhome.com
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Evelyn Marie Kerr
September 9, 1946 - June 1, 2018
Born in Baltimore, Maryland
Resided in Castleton, Virginia
………………….A deep love of the good things in life came from her love of life itself, and devotion to its Maker. Baptized Evelyn Marie, the daughter of Virgil and Elinor Triplett Everhart, she would go on to be an early parishioner of St. Peter Catholic Church in Washington, VA where she taught religious education. She was the wife of David Kerr from June 7, 1975 until her death, and the mother of three children (Christopher Matthew and his wife Diana of Ashburn, VA; CariAnne and her husband Daryl Kreml of Sudbury, MA; and Keirsten Davena and her husband Paul Brown of Amissville, VA). She was the proud grandmother of eleven grandchildren…………………………………

From: Carl Lowry <carl.lowry.bsa@gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2019 9:47 AM  To: death.flwnwst@gmail.com


Not sure the death David Kerr, my Western Air Lines new hire classmate, has been reported.  I just recently
Learned of his passing and wanted to share.  Please also share with ALPA.

Thanks,
Carl Lowry
Captain, Delta Air Lines - Retired

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