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Saturday, October 26, 2019

DL Capt. Lance A. Wilmarth

Link to obituary online:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/neptune-society/obituary.aspx?n=Lance-Wilmarth&lc=1906&pid=194315681&mid=8889612 


In Memory of

LANCE ALAN WILMARTH

NOVEMBER 6, 1944 - OCTOBER 11, 2019
OBITUARY

Lance Alan Wilmarth, age 74, died October 11,2019.
Lance was born in Portland, Oregon to Wilma and Richard Wilmarth, both of Portland,
Oregon. Lance graduated from the Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. He served as
a Navy pilot for Patrol Squadron Sixteen , based in Jacksonville, Florida, and Attack
Squadron Forty-two, based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with deployments to Bermuda,
Sicily and Argentia, Newfoundland. Upon completing his Naval service, Lance joined
Delta Airlines as a pilot from which he retired after thirty years.
Lance and Hope joined St. Philip Presbyterian Church in the early seventies, continuing
to serve to the present day. Lance was a Deacon, taught Sunday school for many years
and served on various committees, culminating in his support for Kids Against Hunger.
Additionally,Lance was a Big Brother and a Northwest Assistance Ministries volunteer.
He delighted in playing golf in all fifty states, and was an avid fly fisherman.
Lance is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his two brothers, Rande
and Tim, of Oregon. His greatest joys in life were his fifty-one year marriage to Hope,
who survives him, and his walk of faith. Lance is also survived by his daughters,
Heather Burkhart of Houston, Texas, Jill Hermann-Wilmarth of Kalamazoo, Michigan
and Emily Wilmarth of Highlands, North Carolina; grandchildren, Isabelle and Jeb
Burkhart, Arden and Gertrude Hermann-Wilmarth and Clara Gates-Wilmarth. He is also
survived by a host of loving relatives.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Philip Presbyterian Church Mission Committee.



~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Capt. Lance A. Wilmarth
November 6, 1944 ~ October 11, 2019

Word from friends and family has reached our group with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Lance Alan Wilmarth, age 74.  Captain Wilmarth joined Delta Air Lines  04-09-1973. He is survived by his wife Hope Buchanan Wilmarth.  We have learned that services for Captain Wilmarth will be held November 15th at 2:00 PM at St Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston.  Here is the church information:
philipeye@saintphilip.net  or call 713-622-4807
4807 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77056
For those wishing to send a personal note, condolences may be sent to the family at   
6415 Hickorycrest Drive, Spring TX 77389-5231
As we learn more we will be sure to update our memorial site and pass that news along.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Lena Mae Colby, wife of DL Capt. Don Colby


~ IN MEMORY ~
Lena Mae Colby, wife of DL Capt. Don Colby
1935 ~ 2019

Our website has received this news with the passing of Lena Mae Colby, age 84, wife of DFW based retired Delta Air Lines pilot Captain Donald Paul Colby.  Lena passed due to complications of a stroke.  She is survived by her husband Don.
Captain Colby can be reached at doncolby@gmail.com  or (940) 391-4004
And for those wishing to send a personal note, condolences may be sent to the family at
8581 Timaru Trail, Reno  NV  89523.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

DL Capt. George F. Buchkowski


~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL Capt. George F. Buchkowski
July 20, 1940 ~ October 18, 2019


Word has reached our group with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain George Frank Buchkowski, age 79.  Captain Buchkowski joined Delta Air Lines 10-17-1969.  He is survived by his wife Jeni and his brother Andy.
To view the obituary online and share memories please visit
You can read more of Captain Buchkowski’s military career with pictures at https://supersabresociety.com/biography/buchkowski-george/

A funeral mass for Capt. Buchkowski will be held October 30th at the Transfiguration Catholic Church of Marietta, GA. Burial will be November 1st  at the Georgia National Cemetery (1080 Scott Hudgens Dr, Canton, GA).
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages notes the family address as
505 Tauber Way NW , Marietta GA 30064-1170.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary………………….
George Buchkowski, 79, passed away on October 18, 2019 after a long battle with cancer.  A Funeral Mass will be held on October 30, 10:30 am at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta with a reception following in Bishop Hall.  Interment will be held at Georgia National Cemetery on November 1 at 2 pm.  George is survived by his loving wife, Jeni and brother Andy Buchkowski (Jan).  George served as a fighter pilot in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, where he was promoted to Captain.  He was the recipient of many awards including the Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal as well as many others.  Following his distinguished military service, George was a Captain for Delta for 30 years and as a pilot flew internationally.  His hobbies including Rv-ing, woodworking and helping others.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or Lingap Children’s Foundation.
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https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?n=george-buchkowski&pid=194248693&fhid=29021
BUCHKOWSKI, George George Buchkowski, 79, passed away on October 18, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. A Funeral Mass will be held on October 30, 10:30 AM, at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta with a reception following in Bishop Hall. Interment will be held at Georgia National Cemetery on November 1, at 2 PM. George is survived by his loving wife, Jeni and brother Andy Buchkowski (Jan). George served as a fighter pilot in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, where he was promoted to Captain. He was the recipient of many awards including the Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal as well as many others. Following his distinguished military service, George was a Captain for Delta for 30 years and as a pilot flew internationally. His hobbies including Rv-ing, woodworking and helping others. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society or Lingap Children's Foundation. Condolences can be left for the family at www.GeorgiaFuneralCare.com.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 24, 2019


NC/NWA Capt. Richard Casimir Falen (Falenczykowski)


~ IN MEMORY ~
NC/NWA Capt. Richard Casimir Falen (Falenczykowski)
February 4, 1946 ~ October 12, 2019


The passing of retired Northwest pilot Richard Casimir Falen (Falenczykowski), age 73, son of NWA Captain Casimir Falenczykowski (1914-1978), is noted below.  Captain Falen is survived by his wife Marge, their children and grandchildren.
To share memories please visit the funeral home website at
As noted in the obituary below, a Celebration of Life will be held at Glendalough State Park, Battle Lake,
Minnesota at a later date yet to be advised.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 




Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:57:44 +0000
The passing of NWA pilot Richard Casimir Falen (Falenczykowski) son of NWA Captain Casimir Falenczykowski
"William Day" <
wlday@comcast.net>: Oct 18  

I regret to inform you that retired NWA pilot Richard Falen, son of NWA
Captain Casimir Falenczykowski has passed away………………
The family obituary follows.


Richard Casimir Falen (Falenczykowski), age 73, Princeton, MN, son of
Casimir and Susan (Sestock) Falenczykowski, born February 4, 1946, lost his
battle with cancer and a stroke on October 12, 2019. Richard's entire life
centered on his love of aviation, following in his father's footsteps,
earning his pilot's license at age 16, gaining his commercial flying license
at age 18, and being hired by North Central Airlines as a pilot at age 19.
He enjoyed a successful flying career for 35 years as it then became
Republic followed by Northwest Airlines, gaining numerous life-long friends
among his fellow pilots, as well as many others. His love of flying carried
over to the many planes he owned and flew with great finesse, and he was a
mentor to anyone who was interested in aviation. Harley Davidson motorcycles
and collector cars were also among his favorite things that he and Marge,
his wife and also life-long partner since the age of 15, with which they had
many unforgettable times together. Richard had a penchant for wanting to
relocate every few years so that even his family could not keep track of his
current address, but it was an exciting life for both he and Marjorie. He
had a great sense of humor, made friends easily, and could always elicit a
laugh with his wry humor. He dearly loved all his dogs, especially, Golden
Retrievers Shiff and Taz, who are now reunited with him at the other side of
the rainbow bridge. Richard and Marge celebrated 52 years of marriage and
happiness on September 2, 2019.



In addition to his wife, Richard is also survived by his loving and
supportive children, Kimberly Falen, Trinidad, CO, and Joseph (Lee Ann)
Falen, Princeton, MN; grandchildren, Anna Kacia Falen, Tucker Falen,
McKenzie Riddle, and Mason Riddle; beautiful great-granddaughter, Reyna
Claire Falen; siblings, Mary (Jan) Tanghe, Bob Falenczykowski (Cathy
O'Meara), Lona Falenczykowski (Tim Scott), and Don (Clova) Falenczykowski;
brothers-in-law, Dave (Pat) Puetz, Stephen (Elisabeth) Puetz, Richard
(Lonnice) Puetz, and Michael Puetz (recently deceased); also many nieces and
nephews, whom he loved dearly.



A sincere thank you to Drs. Jurgens and Hussein, their nurses, and the
Fairview Hospice Staff for the excellent care and support Richard received
during his illness and final days.



A Celebration of Life will be held at Glendalough State Park, Battle Lake,
MN, at a date to be announced when arrangements can be made. Please check
this website for further information soon.



In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Ruff Start Rescue, Princeton,
MN, or Glendalough Park Partners, Battle Lake, MN.


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Father’s gravesite:
Casimir E Falenczykowski
BIRTH   7 Aug 1914
DEATH  22 Jul 1978 (aged 63)
BURIAL :  Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
PLOT     Section R Site 1098
MILITARY           PFC, US ARMY
(joined Northwest Airlines 03-07-1942)

Nancy Ann (Lowman) Fonde, wife of DL Capt. Richard Fonde


~ IN MEMORY ~
Nancy Ann (Lowman) Fonde, wife of Delta Golden Wings member retired DL pilot Capt. Richard Fonde
October 12, 1937 – October 21, 2019

Please see all available information below. 
Memorial services for Nancy will be held on October 26 in Knoxville TN.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

From: David L. Roberts <robertsDL@mindspring.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2019 5:36 PM
Subject:  Death of Mrs. Nancy Ann Lowman Fonde

CARES AND CONCERNS
The Atlanta Journal Constitution Obituary section today, 10/24/2019, had the following obituary for Mrs.  Nancy Ann Lowman Fonde, 82, wife of former 70th and 907th ARS pilot retired TN ANG Lt. Col., and retired Delta Air Lines Captain, Richard I. Fonde of Big Canoe, Georgia.  Captain Fonde became a USAF pilot initially flying KC-97s at Little Rock AFB, Arkansas, then to Glasgow AFB, Montana in KC-135s until joining Delta Air Lines in Atlanta, GA in October 1965.  After joining Delta Richard joined the Tennessee Air National Guard in Knoxville flying both KC-97s and KC-135s, and retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1979.  After joining Delta his family lived in Dunwoody, Georgia for nearly 50 years before moving to Big Canoe after Nancy suffered a stroke.  Expressions of condolence may be sent to Richard and the Fonde family at 11816 Big Canoe, Big Canoe GA 30143- phones 706-268-1540 & 404-983-4149C, email  rfonde@bellsouth.net.   Dave

To view or sign the online Guest Book see   https://www.gentrygriffey.com/obits/nancy-ann-lowman-fonde/


Nancy Ann (Lowman) Fonde

October 12, 1937 – October 21, 2019



FONDE (LOWMAN), Nancy Ann Died October 21, 2019, following a long illness, just over one week after her 82nd birthday. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles F. and Anna Jo Lowman. Born and raised in Fountain City, she attended Central High for one year, then Fairfax Hall in Waynesboro, VA, for the final three years. She then attended the University of Tennessee graduating in1959, majoring in Spanish language. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, being secretary for that sorority. In 1959 she married Richard Fonde, then it was off to six years in the Air Force with Richard, during which time they had two daughters. In 1965, they moved to Atlanta, Richard being hired by Delta Airlines. Nancy was active in their church, Dunwoody United Methodist, arts leagues, charitable organizations, and was president of the Dunwoody Woman's Club for two years. Shortly after his retirement they moved to Big Canoe, GA. Survivors are Lisa D. Letsinger and Anna Michelle Franklin and six grandchildren. Arrangements are for a graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery, Knoxville, TN, October 26, at 10:00 AM. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Fonde family and invites you to view and sign the online obituary at
www.gentrygriffey.com.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 24, 2019




Saturday, October 19, 2019

DL Capt. Carl Emil Carlson


~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Capt. Carl Emil Carlson
July 30, 1936 - October 16, 2019


Notification with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Carl Emil Carlson, age 83.  Captain Carlson joined Delta Air Lines 04-03-1967.  Obituary notes that he retired with Delta in 1993. Captain Carlson is survived by his wife Joyce, their children and grandchildren plus many other family members and friends.
Obituary information and a photo video tribute may be viewed online at
Funeral services for Captain Carlson will be held October 20th at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home in Hamilton, Georgia.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary……………. Carl Emil Carlson
Carl Emil Carlson, age 83 of Hamilton, GA, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Columbus Hospice.

Mr. Carlson was born July 30, 1936 in Attleboro, MA, the son of Herbert Axel Carlson and Alice Johnson Carlson. He attended Northeastern University in Boston and afterwards joined the U. S. Army. During his time in the military Mr. Carlson was stationed in Korea and served in Vietnam during the war, rising to the rank of Captain. Afterwards he went to work as a pilot for Delta Airlines where he retired as a Captain in 1993 after 25 years’ service. Mr. Carlson was a member of Pine Mountain Valley Church of Christ where he taught the Adult Sunday school class and was song leader. He served on the board of the Pine Mountain Valley Water Association and in 1996, was honored to be chosen as a runner to carry the Olympic Flame through Hamilton, GA, along with his son Mark serving as an escort. After retirement, one of Mr. Carlson’s greatest joys was his volunteer work with the Pine Mountain Trail. He served on the Board of the Pine Mountain Trail Association and was an avid supporter of its upkeep and purpose.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Stevenson.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce Cook Carlson; a daughter, Carla Carlson, and a son, Mark Carlson and his wife Sunshine, all of Hamilton; a brother, David Carlson (Judy) of Millis, MA.; five grandchildren, Cody Carlson, Haley Smulski, Jannah Perez (Andres), Connor Carlson, and Corbin Carlson; and two great-grandchildren, Khara and Xavier Perez.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home in Hamilton, with Tommy Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in Roosevelt Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 PM Saturday, October 19, at the funeral home.

Flowers will be accepted or, the family suggests those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Pine Mountain Trail Association, P. O. Box 5, Columbus, GA 31902.

Please sign the guest registry to leave online condolences for the family.
Cox Funeral Home, Hamilton, GA is assisting the family with arrangements.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Joyce Tammany, wife of NEA/DL Capt. Fred Tammany


~ IN MEMORY ~
Joyce Tammany, wife of NEA/DL Capt. Fred Tammany
JULY 15, 1939 ~ AUGUST 31, 2019


Word has been received with the passing of Joyce Marie Tammany, wife of retired Northeast/Delta pilot Captain Fredrick J. Tammany.  Joyce was 80 years of age at the time of her passing.  She is survived by her husband plus many dear family members and friends. 
Obituary information below may be viewed online at
For those wishing to send condolences, whitepages lists the family’s address as
126 Glick Road, Lander WY 82520-8924.
Captain Tammany may also be contacted at  < skycrosser41@gmail.com >.
Should more news be received we will be sure to pass along any updates.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary… Joyce Marie Tammany

Joyce Marie (Kinghorn) Tammany, 80 of Ft Washakie, Wyoming, passed away August 31,2019 at Chancellor Gardens in Clearfield, Utah.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at the family ranch in Ft. Washakie at a later date.

Joyce was born in Mamaroneck, N. Y. July 15, 1939.  She Graduated from Mamaroneck High School.

Joyce was married to Fred Tammany on May 27, 1961 and married 58 years.

Joyce was a devoted mother and wife who enjoyed many hobbies and the outdoors.  In her later years she worked at Westward Heights Nursing Home in Lander Wyo in the activities department.

Joyce is survived by her husband Fred, her children, James of Lander Wyo, Patricia Acton of Kaysville, Ut, Christopher of Sandown NH and Jonathan of Rock Springs Wyo. Also 6 grandchildren and 8 Great grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded by death by her parents Carelton and Patricia (Lesko) Kinghorn and brother Jon Kinghorn.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shriners or St. Judes.

Joyce’s family  wishes  to Thank the Staff and The  many wonderful caregivers of Chancellor Gardens, and  also Comfort Worx.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

DL Capt. Robert F. Lindley II


~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Capt. Robert F. Lindley II
FEBRUARY 15, 1943 ~ OCTOBER 8, 2019





Friends have shared with us the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Robert Foster Lindley Jr., age 76.  Captain Lindley joined Delta Air Lines 07-17-1970 (son Rob is also a DL pilot).  Please see below for links to obituary information and service arrangements.  You can read more of Capt. Lindley’s military/aviation career with pictures in this Warbird Digest article dated Dec. 2017 : 
Notes of condolence may be sent to the Lindley family at
 915 Lufbery Circle,   Williamson  GA 30292-3422
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

From: Harry Ballance [mailto: hgballance@yahoo.com ]
………………….. retired B-777 Captain Robert (Bob) Lindley has passed away, after a long struggle with metastatic lung cancer.  He is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Anne, daughter Sara, son Rob - also a Navy pilot and Delta Captain - and numerous grandchildren. Bob was a native of Oklahoma, a Navy fighter pilot, and a pilot for Delta for over thirty years.  He was also active in the restoration of vintage airplanes and classic wooden boats. He was an active member and member of the Session of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville.
A memorial service will be held at the Covenant Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville this coming Saturday at 11:00 am. The Church is located at 819 Highway 314.
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Robert Foster (Bob) Lindley, Jr. went to be with his Lord on October 08, 2019. Bob was born on Feb. 15, 1943, in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, to Robert Foster Lindley and Dorothy Mae (Hess) Lindley. He graduated from Sapulpa High School in 1961. In 1966, Bob married Anna Cecilia (Anne) Gormley in Tulsa, OK. They had two children, Rob and Sarah.

Bob had an affinity for aviation and soloed in a Piper Cub at age 16 while still in high school. Following his graduation from Northeastern State University in 1965, Bob attended Naval Aviation Officer Candidate school earning his coveted Navy “Wings of Gold” in 1967. He subsequently served two tours of duty in Vietnam where he flew over 300 combat missions in aircraft carrier based light attack aircraft. Following his Naval service, Bob began his career as a pilot for Delta Airlines in Miami, Florida. In 1991 Bob and Anne moved to Williamson, Georgia and after 32 years with Delta retired in 2003 as an Atlanta based 777 Captain.

Bob had a love of flying from an early age. It became both his hobby and his career. He restored and flew vintage planes and lived in an airport community so that he would always be near planes and flying enthusiasts. After his retirement from Delta, Bob pursued his love of boating. In addition to restoring antique Chris Craft wooden boats, Bob and Anne spent a year cruising the “Great Loop”. Through that adventure and many others, Bob and Anne met wonderful friends with whom they have remained close throughout their lives.

Bob served as an Elder of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. Second only to his love of God came his love for family. His son Rob, like his father, became a Naval Aviator and a pilot for Delta Airlines. He and his wife, Amy, have three daughters, Katie, Elizabeth, and Caroline. Daughter Sarah has three sons, Martín, Patrick, and Christian. “Grandbob” delighted in sharing experiences with his grandchildren, whether through fun and games at the Lindley house, travel adventures, or attending their various games or performances.

In 2018, Bob was recognized with The Wright Brothers’ Master Pilot Award that is considered the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots. It recognizes senior aviators who have completed 50 years of safe flying.

Bob is survived by his wife, Anne; son, Robert Foster Lindley, III and his wife, Amy, of Fayetteville, GA; daughter Sarah Lindley Combes of Acworth, GA; grandchildren Catherine Lindley, Elizabeth Lindley, and Caroline Lindley of Fayetteville, GA; Martín Combes, Patrick Combes, and Christian Combes of Acworth, GA; a sister, Martha Burger of Duncan, OK, and brother George Lindley of Sapulpa, OK; countless sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A graveside funeral service and interment with military honors, will be Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:30 am at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. A memorial service will be Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11:00 am at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Covenant Presbyterian Church; 819 Highway 314, Fayetteville GA 30214, Community Church Griffin; P.O. Box 907 Griffin, GA 30224 or Youth Aviation Program, Candler Field; 349 Jonathan’s Roost Road Williamson GA 30292.

Conner-Westbury Funeral Home 1891 W. McIntosh Road, Griffin is in charge of arrangements.
Please join the family and friends in honoring the life of Robert Lindley by visiting www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com
   to post your tributes and memories.

Warbird Digest article dated Dec. 2017….



Friday, October 4, 2019

NWA/DL pilot Michael Sean Foster

Update/online obituary:  https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesunion/obituary.aspx?n=michael-foster&pid=194124367&fhid=11102
Michael Sean Foster, 71, call sign "Pod," was cleared for takeoff for the last time Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut.
Mike was a pilot and flight instructor for over fifty years. As a teenager he bartered for flying lessons at an airport in suburban Chicago and became the youngest person, at the time, to earn a pilot's license in Illinois. He began his career as a Naval Aviator attack pilot and retired as a Captain in 1993. He continued flying as a commercial airline pilot with Air Florida, People Express, Northwest, and Delta Airlines, flew recreationally as a FAST-qualified formation pilot, and piloted vintage aircraft, including the B-17 bomber, with the Collings Foundation until his death. He was a member of the Redstar Pilots Association and the Bald Eagle Squadron of the Association of Naval Aviators. Mike was a loving father and husband with a passion for life and aviation. He was loved by family and friends and respected by many.
He leaves behind his wife, Tammy, son, Liam, and his wife, Emily, daughter, Erin, and her husband Steve, and grandchildren, Matthew and Lily. He is predeceased by his sister, Mary, and survived by his sisters, Anne, Susan, Sheila, Elizabeth, and Ellen, and his brother, Dennis.
Informal visitation will take place Friday, October 11, 2019 from 5-7pm at Hardage-Giddens Rivermead 127 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073. A Graveside service with Military Honors will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2pm at Jacksonville Memory Gardens, 111 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL 32073. The family asks that donations be made to the Collings Foundation in lieu of flowers.
May he forever fly in blue skies and tailwinds.
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~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, NWA/DL pilot Michael Sean Foster
January 26, 1948 ~ October 2, 2019

We have learned that the copilot of the B-17 which crashed at Bradley Airport in Connecticut on Wednesday morning was retired Northwest/Delta pilot Michael Sean Foster, age 71, of Jacksonville, Florida. Captain Foster joined Northwest Airlines 06-14-1985.
Updates to follow as we learn of services and funeral arrangements for Capt. Foster.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

WINDSOR LOCKS, CT (WFSB) - Seven people died in a vintage WWII plane crash at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks on Wednesday.
Upon landing, the plane, which is registered as a B-17G, crashed into a de-icing facility just before 10 a.m. and erupted into flames.
The victims
In total, state police said 14 people were injured or killed in the B-17 crash.
On Thursday, police released the names of those who died:
·       Ernest McCauley, 75 - Pilot, from Long Beach, CA
·       Michael Foster, 71 - Co-Pilot, from Jacksonville, FL
·       David Broderick, 56 - passenger from West Springfield, MA
·       Gary Mazzone, 66, - passenger from Broad Brook, CT
·       James Roberts, 48 - passenger from Ludlow, MA
·       Robert Riddell, 59 - passenger from East Granby, CT
·       Robert Rubner, 64 - passenger from Tolland, CT
There were 13 people aboard the plane. Three of them were crew members and 10 were passengers.
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Michael Sean Foster, described in the media as the “co-pilot,” had a significant amount of aviation experience. He starts out with an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, the highest level, and is typed in three Boeing airliners, the DC-10, and the Learjet. He also holds an FAA Flight Engineer certificate, which would have qualified him to serve in this position in planes such as the DC-10. He was a Navy carrier pilot veteran. Ernest Herbert McCauley, who was serving as the “pilot”, held a Commercial certificate and was typed in the B-17. The NTSB credited McCauley with 7,300 hours of B-17 time; a World War II bomber pilot might have come home with 250 hours of total time in the B-17 (from 25 missions). He also held an FAA A&P certificate to perform maintenance on certified aircraft.



Thursday, October 3, 2019

NWA/DL pilot Edward Lee Owen

Editor's note:  I believe Capt. Owen first flew for Southern Airways, which merged with Northwest, perhaps he retired prior to merger with Delta.....thx/~ Carol

~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, NWA/DL pilot Edward Lee Owen
Oct. 20, 1947 ~ Sept. 30, 2019



Notification with the passing of retired Northwest/Delta Air Lines pilot Edward Lee Owen, age 71.  Captain Owen is survived by his wife Mary Lee, their children and grandchildren.
Obituary and service information may be viewed online at
Our information is limited….if more is learned we will be sure to pass that news along.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

Obituary………………. Edward Lee Owen, age 71, went to live with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sept. 30, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis.

Mr. Owen is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Owen, and their two children, Michael Lee Owen and Kristina Danielle Owen Fisher (Davidson Kennedy Fisher Sr.). He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Davidson Kennedy Fisher Jr., and Mary Leigh Fisher.

Ed was born on Oct. 20, 1947, in Prattville, Ala., to Joseph David Owen Sr. and Carrie Lee Kornegay Owen, both deceased. He has two brothers, Jimmy Owen, deceased; and Joseph David Owen Jr., his wife, Sharon, and their children and grandchildren, of Columbus, Miss.

Ed grew up in Centreville, Ala. and graduated from Bibb County High School. He went on to graduate Auburn University with a Bachelor of Building Construction, and a Master of Aviation Management from Middle Tennessee State University.

Upon graduating from Auburn University, he proudly entered the armed services, became a lieutenant in the United States Navy and went on to serve during the Vietnam War as a naval aviator. He then began his career as a commercial airline pilot for Northwest/Delta Airlines until he retired, upon which, he became an instructor for Boeing. Afterwards, he worked for FedEx as the Airbus Fleet Training Manager from which he recently retired in September 2018.

He loved his Savior, Jesus Christ, most of all. He deeply loved his wife and family. His love of his Auburn Tigers' football was also very apparent. He enjoyed skydiving, running, biking, backpacking, snow skiing, flying, scuba diving, and woodworking. Few knew he was also an author, played the bass guitar in a band and studied Tae Kwon Do.

Visitation will be held this Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, beginning at 10:30 am at First Evangelical Church, immediately followed by the service which will begin at noon. He will be interred at 2:00 pm at the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Memphis.

In lieu of flowers, his family kindly requests donations be made to Life Choices of Memphis and First Evangelical Church.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

LAX DL retiree Mary (Moore) Avery, wife of DL Capt. Paul R. Avery


~ IN MEMORY ~
LAX DL retiree Mary (Moore) Avery, wife of DL Capt. Paul R. Avery

Mary’s friends have shared this sad news of her passing….please see available information below.
If more is learned, we will be sure to pass along those updates.
Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN

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I-m sad to report that Mary Avery (Moore) passed away
Sunday, September 22, 2019.
Mary Avery (Moore)
Delta Airlines LAX Resv
Also-LAX CTOs, LAX Marketing
Memorial  :  Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 - 10:00AM
St Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church
5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 991-3915    http://www.stmaxchurch.org/

There will be a reception after in the Church Hall

Additional Info …….
Mary is a twin.
Her husband Paul Avery is a retired DL pilot.
Mary knew her cancer was terminal.
She chose to celebrate life while she still could-while she was alive.
Below are pictures of her Celebration of Life/Celebrating Life this past July.
Her hair is now Platinum blonde (Editor-s note /my hairdresser insists this color
is not gray-it is Platinum blonde).

Anne Moore Michel Alvara added 75 new photos with Mary Avery.
July 13  
SO BLESSED and grateful to be surrounded by such an abundance of LOVE from family and friends!
Photos of Mary Avery

DL Capt. Robert Lawson Scruggs


~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Robert Lawson Scruggs, age 98

CARES AND CONCERNS
Thank you to Mrs. Brenda Hazelwood-Scruggs for sending the sad news of her husband Bob's death Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 98.  Captain Scruggs for the past year had been honored as Delta's Oldest Living original Delta pilot.  He was hired by Delta on March 1, 1949 and retired in 1981.  Expressions of condolence may be sent to Bob's wife Brenda and family at 439 Nunnally Farm Rd. Monroe, GA 30655, email <scruggs2@bellsouth.net> and telephone 770-355-8268.  Dave
To view or sign the online Guest Book click on  https://www.parrottfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Robert-Scruggs-3/#!/PhotosVideos

Thank you,
~ Carol for the PCN 

Obituary:   Robert Lawson Scruggs
Robert Lawson (Bob) Scruggs, Sr. passed in peace September 28, 2019, at the age of 98. He was born February 5, 1921, in Atlanta, Georgia, spending most of his adult life in College Park, East Point, and Peachtree City. He was preceded in death by his parents Martha (Hope) and Charles C. Scruggs, Sr., brother Charles C. Scruggs, Jr., and son Robert L. (Bob) Scruggs, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Hazelwood-Scruggs, two sons, Carlton (Darline) Scruggs and Rick (Deanie) Scruggs, daughter- in- law Bonnie Scruggs, two step children, Leigh Anne (Bart) Lundy and Russ Hazelwood, five grandchildren, Stacye (Stefan) Scruggs-Bock, Cathy (Eric) Vitosh, Jennifer (Guy) Picketts, Matthew Scruggs and Emily (Brady) Ellsworth, and twelve great grandchildren.

Robert, who was beloved by many, lived a full and successful life. He had a passion for flying and sports, especially baseball. After graduating from North Fulton High School and North Georgia College, where he played baseball, basketball and trumpet in the band, he enrolled at Georgia Tech, but his love for flying drew him in another direction. During World War II, Robert served his country in the Army Air Corp. In 1946, he became a pilot with Delta Airlines and retired in 1981 after 35 years of flying.

His name is synonymous with Post 50 American Legion Baseball, having coached them for 25 years with an unprecedented winning record. He was a longtime member of the Canongate Clubs (now Club.Corp) and played golf with The Fryer Group, regularly shooting his age. Bob had many other interests over the years. He was an avid sailor, played the banjo, tennis, and owned 2 businesses, including Southern Maid Donut Shop in East Point. He was also a realtor and builder. Among the many apartments and homes, he built in the metropolitan Atlanta area, was the first talking house in Atlanta. After retiring from Delta Airlines, he was a scout for the Atlanta Braves Baseball Club.

He was a member of Heritage Christian Church and The Primetimers in Fayetteville. His funeral service will be held at Heritage Christian Church on Saturday, October 5 with Brother Danny Haynes (former Post 50 player) officiating. Visitation/Viewing at the church will be from 11:00 – 12:00 followed by a Memorial Service at 12:00 noon. A reception will be held in the Church Café afterwards.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, GA. Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. Parrott Funeral Home & Crematory, (770) 964-4800.