~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, DL Capt. John Charles Thomas
MAY 29, 1938 – MARCH 2, 2020
Word has reached our group with the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain John Charles Thomas, age 81. Captain Thomas joined Delta Air Lines 08-15-1969 and retired with Delta in 1998, based 030/ATL. He is survived by his wife Joanie and his daughters plus many other close family members.
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2607 Emory Lane, Lake Worth, FL 33460.
~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary……………. John C. Thomas
John Charles Thomas of Lake Worth, Fl., formally of Chicago, Illinois passed away on March 2, 2020 at the age of 81.
He grew up in Chicago attended college and then pursued his passion for flying. He went with the U.S. Air Force flying for 10 years. His flying involved the T-33 (trainer), the Pentagon's EC-135 "Looking Glass" and airborne command plane and the KC-135 refueling.
John left the Air Force in June, 1969 and a few months later was hired by Delta Air Line as a pilot. While with Delta, he further pursued his aviation career. After flying many different aircraft and participated with the Air Lines Pilots Association, was trained on the L-1011, eventually made Captain and flew that position until he retired in 1998.
Though he loved boating, fishing and golf, his favorite was hunting with his great friends.
John is survived by his loving wife, Joan (Joanie) Feldkamp Thomas, his daughters Wendy and Kimberly, his sister Diane T. Gelatka, her husband Chuck, their daughter Christa G. Jenkins and her husband Tim and their children, Danna and Alec. He enjoyed time well spent with his Uncle Norman and Aunt Marie. He was born to the late Charles Oscar Thomas and Lavinnia Eleanor Thomas.
There will be no services at this time but a family gathering with John's family.