This page is dedicated to all those who have left our family and our ranks. May they find peace, joy, and a family as dear. God Bless and God Speed.

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HIGH FLIGHT

by

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

 

Oh, I have slipped the surly bounds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a thousand things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence.  Hovering there,

I've chased the shouting wind along , and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace

Where never lark or even eagle flew.

And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high un trespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

 

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PBI Chapter of Silverliners lost a valued member on Dec. 9, 2001. Marianne Renshaw Hynd fought a valient fight for 3 years with breast cancer, but lost the battle in the end. Marianne was a F/A in the early 50's in NYC and was the founding officer of the Manhattan Chapter of Silverliners. She will be missed by all her friends and family. 


ELIZABETH MARKEY HACKETT PASSED AWAY ON DEMEMBER 10 2001 FROM PSP. (PROGRESSIVE SUPRANUCLEAR PALSY)AND RELATED CAUSES.LIBBY AS SHE WAS KNOWN JOINED EASTERN AS A FLIGHT STEWARDESS IN 1945.UPON GETTING MARRIED IN 1948 SHE HAD TO RESIGN THIS POSITION.SHE WAS BASED IN MIA JAX AND MSY.IN THE 60'S SHE REJOINED EASTERN AS A FINAL SELECTOR IN THE RECRUITMENT PROGRAM. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL  Thursday, December 20, 2001 09:48:17 AM


Jonnie Mary Rogers [Jinx] Born 15 Dec 1930 Died 06 Dec 1994 posted by her husband Dale Burnett [hotrodpappy@webtv.net] Thursday, December 20, 2001 09:54:31 AM


Art Reno. He was killed in an aircraft accident in Texas


05:20:54 AM Frances D. Brodbeck (wife of Bruce), MIA Reservations, born 3/8/24, passed away on August 21, 2000.

Bruce F. Brodbeck MIA Air Freight, born September 10, 1919 passed away on September 17, 1991. Wednesday, January 02, 2002 05:15:55 AM

"Marilyn Johnson, Tele-type operator in Miami, passed away 8-24-92. The two things my mother was the most proud of was being a Marine and having worked for and retired from EAL. Long live both in my memory!","","Wednesday, January 02, 2002","01:27:21 PM"

Saturday, February 09, 2002","06:38:40 PM" "Ann Gallagher, BOS F/A passed away on 12/23/01. Ann flew for EAL for about 23 years, and then for Kiwi. She was one of the tireless leaders of the strike in BOS. Her service was filled with old EAL friends. She will be missed.","","Tuesday, February 12, 2002","08:21:47 PM"


Tuesday, February 12, 2002

08:21:47 PM

Ann Gallagher, BOS F/A passed away on 12/23/01. Ann flew for EAL for about 23 years, and then for Kiwi. She was one of the tireless leaders of the strike in BOS. Her service was filled with old EAL friends. She will be missed.


Carol Wingfield for Marlene Milburn1

memories:

I just wanted to let the people know who didn't that my wonderful mom, Marlene Milburn passed away this past January 2002. We will all miss her very much!!!!!


"F/A Sandra Mickley was the union chairman of the EAL MIA based F/A's represented by Local 553. Mary Jane Barry was the President of Local 553 representing the EAL Flight Attendants. Hoping the following will be of interest to you, I would like to share it with you. Thank You. jeanne notaro If you are aware of anyone from the airline industry who is a dislocated worker or a family member of an airline employee that was affected by September 11, 2001, please let s/he know about the available scholarship(s) or write to the Scholarship Fund on their behalf. Please redistribute this letter. Committee for Sandra L. Mickley Scholarship Fund, Chairperson, Mike Henry United Faculty MDCC, Fundraising Committee SANDRA L. MICKLEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND In July of 1993, we suffered the loss of a dear friend and union sister, Sandra Mickley. We still miss her leadership, loyalty, energy, dedication, commitment and, most of all, her valued friendship. Sandra’s friends, Mary Jane Barry and Mark Richard, Esquire, searched for a way to pay tribute to her. After the shutdown of Eastern Airlines, Sandra enrolled in the legal assistant program at Miami-Dade Community College where she excelled and received a scholarship from the college. In recognition of her academic achievement, her career as a flight attendant and union leader, the Sandra L. Mickley Scholarship Fund was established and became a reality due to the contributions made by her friends, union affiliations, and family members. During the past eight years, the initial contributions remained in an interest bearing account, which allowed the scholarship fund to be perpetual. Some of the scholarships have been awarded to former Eastern flight attendants and other well deserving students. We are pleased to announce the Sandra L. Mickley Scholarship Fund has affiliated with the newly formed union, the United Faculty (professors) Miami Dade Community College. This recent affiliation will allow for a scholarship to be awarded at each of the six MDCC campuses annually. In some way, all of us have been affected by the tragic events of September 11, 2001. As a result of those events, there is tremendous upheaval in the airline industry and many airline employees are being forced to prepare for new careers. We would like to assist some of those employees and their families who might choose to go into the legal assistant field or other programs at MDCC. You can join us in accomplishing these goals as well as honoring Sandra by making a contribution to the Scholarship Fund. Please make check payable to: Sandra L. Mickley Scholarship Fund and forward your contributions to: Sandra L. Mickley Scholarship Fund c/o United Faculty MDCC, AFT, AFL-CIO Attention: Maria Mari, CPA, and Treasurer 9745 Sunset Drive, Ste. 204 Miami, Florida 33173 ","" 

"Jack Estes, Passed in July of 2000. Jack passed of cancer he worked in MIA and SEAMTC he had a long trying battle with the cancer and lost he was 74 when he left us. He joined EAL in 1965 and retired in 1987 and went on about his life. He missed EAL as a family and loved working terminal maintenance for all those years. Jack will be missed by his friends and family. May he rest in piece."


 "My father, John R. Steding, passed away on Dec. 28, 1993 of kidney cancer. He was an Eastern employee for 42 years, from right after WWII until his retirement in 1987 (I think). He spent most of his career in Miami holding various positions in Customer Service, Operations, Field Training, etc. In 1978 he transferred to Orlando as manager of Air Freight and retired from there. He then contracted back to Eastern and was acting Station Manager in Key West for some time until the demise of Eastern. That was a very sad day for him. We were an Eastern family in every sense of the word. My Mom worked there for a little while until she met and married Dad. My 3 brothers and I each put in nearly 15 years at EAL and my sister's husband and my cousins's husband both worked there for a number of years. I still miss Dad dearly. There are times every day when I want to call him and talk to him about what's going on in the airline business (I now work for United Airlines). Dad would have been saddened beyond belief by what happened on Sep. 11, 2001 and the effect it has had on the industry. June Steding Aurora, CO",


 

"Karl Zimmermann retired 1977 Miami passed Summmer 90" "" "Monday, June 24, 2002" "09:55:57 PM" "On March 2, 1972 Charles (Chuck) Haines died from liver cancer after a two year battle. Dad joined the Eastern Family in 1946 shortly after being discharged from the Navy. He worked as a Communications Officer out of DCA until the communications department was farmed out to an outside company in 1965. He then transferred to the Computer Scinces department where he worked until his death. Eastern truly was a Family and I have fond memories, until Frank Borman flew her into the ground and the Franl Larenzo raped her. " "

" "Thursday, July 04, 2002" "05:37:04 PM" "" "" "Friday, July 26, 2002" "09:38:15 PM" "George Schildknecht passed away on August 8, 1994 in an automobile accident is St. Petersburg, Florida. He worked at TPA from 1962-1991 as a gate agent. Eastern Airlines was his life and he did earn his wings everyday. He is missed by all his friends and family." "" "Tuesday, September 10, 2002" "07:30:37 PM"


"On September 11, 2002, EWR Flight Attendant Sande Minucci passed away from lung cancer. Viewing tonight Friday, 9/13/02 from 7 to 9 P.M. at Gerrity Funeral Home in Woodbridge, NJ. Phone 732 634-2818. Service 9:30 A.M. Saturday, 9/14/02 at the Funeral Home." "" "Friday, September 13, 2002" "09:16:04 PM" "Boeing 757-200 Captain-James Ray Kennedy-EAL 1970-1991-------Capt. Kennedy died in a small twin-eingine aircraft accident April 25,1997.........""To Fly West My Friend is A final check Ride we All Must Take""....You are missed! " "" "Friday, October 04, 2002" "02:32:12 PM" "To, remember, my friend and fellow, employee, ""Howie Fox"". JFK/BDL. We were, known as, ""The Dynamic Duo"". Howie left us, ""too early"", on October 19, 1991. A best friend and fishing and hunting, partner, I will, miss! (""The other part, of, the, ""Dynamic Duo""), Your Friend, ""KJ"" (Kit Jaracy)" "" "Saturday, October 19, 2002" "08:42:00 AM" "Patti Brown Conrad Who worked in what I beleive was called Executive Sales in Charlotte N.C. passed away on Thusday October 17th, 2002. She was always proud of her years at the EAL office and she remained friends with several former co-workers and treasured many memories of those days. Unfortunately in her last few years she suffered from various ailments, not the least being Alzheimers, but went quickly and peacfully in her sleep before the cancer that finally took her could give her too much pain. She was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in her home town of Greenville S.C. along with her Mother, Father, Sister and Brother. She is survived by her two sons, their wives six grandchildren and was able to spend a few months with her great grandson Brenden. She is missed terribly." "" "Monday, November 04, 2002" "06:57:41 PM" "DARRELL A. MILLER passed away on October 8, 2002 as a result of lung cancer. He began working in Washington, D.C.in 1959, then transfered to Orlando in 1972. Darrell loved his job and the people he worked with. He often dreamed he was still working for EAL, even up until a few weeks before he died. He is missed by his family and many friends." "" "Saturday, November 09, 2002" "08:22:13 PM" "Barbara Mitchell (Mitch) passed away Aug.2002" "" "Tuesday, November 12, 2002" "01:03:06 PM"

Date: Friday, October 04, 2002

Time: 02:32:12 PM

passed:

Boeing 757-200 Captain-James Ray Kennedy-EAL 1970-1991-------Capt. Kennedy died in a small twin-eingine aircraft accident April 25,1997........."To Fly West My Friend is A final check Ride we All Must Take"....You are missed!


Monday, October 07, 2002

Time: 11:54:55 AM

passed:

Larry Murphy-Mechanic W/Eastern at Logan.

Of Boston and Eastham on Cape Cod died around 1999 while employed w/the MBTA.

One hell of a nice and smart man.

(signed)Just a friend from the "T".


Saturday, October 19, 2002

Time: 08:42:00 AM

passed:

To, remember, my friend and fellow, employee, "Howie Fox". JFK/BDL. We were, known as, "The Dynamic Duo". Howie left us, "too early", on October 19, 1991. A best friend and fishing and hunting, partner, I will, miss! ("The other part, of, the, "Dynamic Duo"), Your Friend, "KJ" (Kit Jaracy)


Saturday, November 09, 2002

Time: 08:22:13 PM

passed:

DARRELL A. MILLER passed away on October 8, 2002 as a result of lung cancer. He began working in Washington, D.C.in 1959, then transfered to Orlando in 1972. Darrell loved his job and the people he worked with. He often dreamed he was still working for EAL, even up until a few weeks before he died. He is missed by his family and many friends.


Monday, November 04, 2002

Time: 06:57:41 PM

passed:

Patti Brown Conrad Who worked in what I beleive was called Executive Sales in Charlotte N.C. passed away on Thusday October 17th, 2002.

She was always proud of her years at the EAL office and she remained friends with several former co-workers and treasured many memories of those days. Unfortunately in her last few years she suffered from various ailments, not the least being Alzheimers, but went quickly and peacfully in her sleep before the cancer that finally took her could give her too much pain. She was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in her home town of Greenville S.C. along with her Mother, Father, Sister and Brother. She is survived by her two sons, their wives six grandchildren and was able to spend a few months with her great grandson Brenden. She is missed terribly.


Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Time: 01:03:06 PM

passed:

Barbara Mitchell (Mitch) passed away Aug.2002. She was a flight attendant, based in Miami.


Tuesday, November 12, 2002

Time: 09:08:24 PM

passed:

robert c. henderson and his wife (my mom and dad) passed away in april 2001 after illnesses. paige henderson nunn


"Cynthea Zurl Lane Flight Attendant class 79-24 passed away January 2002 of cancer. Based in NY and ATL she is survived by her husband Tim which lives in Conyers, Ga." "" "Thursday, November 14, 2002" "10:56:32 AM"


"Capt. Dean Scanlon Wright died from cancer March 2002. Raised in Coral Gables, Dean was an All American half-back at Duke (58-62). Posted by childhood friend and former EAL roommate, S.S. McDonald. " ""


"I am looking for information on Alexander Stirling (Alex, Al) who was employed as a Reservation Sales Agent with Eastern Air Lines. He was hired in Detroit Michigan in 1956. The individual that hired him was L.J. Evans at the Detroit Office located at 1253 Washington Blvd. in Detroit, MI. We do not know how long he was employed by the company, but we know he worked in the industry until 1972 in Michigan and St. Louis. If anyone has any information, stories, or pictures of him, his kids would love to see them. Please contact stirlingrehab@canada.com " "" "My Grandfather Jerome Eugene Wood Sr. Passed away in 1989. Capt. Wood flew for Eastern and then went on to become an Eastern Executive. Jerry was know as ""Doc"" by his grandchildren and I (Jerome Eugene Wood III) am currntly seeking more information on his life at Eastern. You can call me at 812-944-4718. I live in Indiana" ""


December 13,2002
Passed
 
Capt. David Watts Sr.  DC9 last based in ATL. Died from liver cancer. He was still flying his private plane on Thanksgiving a few weeks ago. We will miss you.....
Submitted by F/A Karen Hugi ATL

"David E. Fitzgerald (Flight Dispatcher) passed away January 30, 2003. Dave worked for Eastern from 1960 to 1991 in both BOS and MIA. He is greatly missed." "" "Thomas(Tom) L McElrath- Lead Stock Clerk in Miami and Washington D.C. Passed October 20th 2001.Eastern Airlines and airplanes were his life,If there was a part needed he would find it. Just don't ask were he got it." ""

ROBERT C. CARROLL, SR., 85 OF SANDSTON, VIRGINIA (EMPLOYEED BY EASTERN AIR LINES AT RICHARD E. BYRD AIRPORT - NOW KNOWN AS RIC INTERNATIONAL) PASSED AWAY ON FEBRUARY 15, 1998. HE WAS EMPLOYEED FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS ACCORDING TO THE OBITUARY. DOES NOT MENTION THE TIME FRAME IN WHICH HE WAS EMPLOYEED WITH EASTERN. SERVICE WAS IN LANDMARK BAPTIST CHURCH WITH THE INTERMENT IN WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PARK. THE CEMETERY IS NO DISTANCE FROM RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. MANY AIRCRAFT USUALLY MAKE APPROACHES INTO RIC GOING OVER WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PARK. WISH I HAD MORE INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO MR. CARROLL.


Date:        Saturday March 29, 2003
Time:        11:16:21 AM -0700

passed:

Robert(Bob)Craig AKA SilverFox FLL-A&P Mechanic passed away 2/21/2003
I know he missed his friends at work and we will all miss him.


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Date: Saturday March 25, 2006
Time: 08:39:20 AM -0700

passed

MOISES CRUZ SR. PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 8 1998. MY FATHER WAS BATTLING COLON CANCER. HE WAS A MAINTENANCE WORKER STATIONED IN JFK, LGA AND ATL.HE LOVES EASTERN AND FOR HIS FUNERAL HE HAD MANY EASTERN PINS AS WELL AS HIS UNION PIN. I PUT THEM ALL IN HIS COFFIN BECAUSE HE LOVED THEM SO MUCH AND WAS A MAJOR PART OF HIS LIFE. IF YOU SEE THIS I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO WERE A MAJOR PART OF HIS LIFE...THANK YOU


Remote User:
Date: Tuesday April 04, 2006
Time: 10:28:26 AM -0600

passed

Nicklos J Wanner - Ramp Service for Eastern in DTW. May he rest in peace and will be greatly missed. Worked for Eastern 1968 to 1988.


Remote User:
Date: Monday April 24, 2006
Time: 07:41:51 AM -0600

passed

Just came across this site..saddened to hear the passing of 2 fellow co-workers Patty Travis and Dillon Large whom I worked with at MIA my thoughts and prayers are with their families. Norbert Gonzalez itlrun2@yahoo.com


Remote User:
Date: Friday May 05, 2006
Time: 10:01:22 PM -0600

passed

My father was killed in 1996 at Lakeland airport, FL. I know the airport is at fought.


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Date: Friday May 05, 2006
Time: 10:04:02 PM -0600

passed

Please email me at juliechayt@comcast.net. Sorry for your loss. Or call me at 443-244-1011. Plane crash



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Date: Wednesday April 16, 2003
Time: 05:40:49 PM -0600

passed

Pier Luigi Vestri, my father, worked with Eastern in aircraft service in Tampa for almost 30 years . He died while in a coma on September 12, 2001. I can't recall another human being who was as proud of his employer as my dad was. Eastern was his lifeblood, so when the company went under is when he really lost his zest for life. He will be sorely missed.


Remote User:
Date: Sunday April 20, 2003
Time: 03:21:09 PM -0600

passed

April 20th 2003

My best Friend... Tom Miller Died in a motorcycle accident April 16th 2003. He worked in CLTRR in res, rates and S1 from 1977 til 1991. I guess now Tom will finally get to use those wings he earned everyday... Rene, Jamie, Ali,everyone who loved him and everyone he touched in some way are better off for knowing him

Always Your Friend Todd Edwards CLTRR


Remote User:
Date: Wednesday April 23, 2003
Time: 08:35:25 PM -0600

passed

My father, Captain John O'Neill was Chief Pilot and Vice President of Flight until Frank Borman took the helm of Eastern Airlines.

He died in 1981. I want his name amongst those who loved flying and loved Eastern Airlines.

Sharon O'Neill - American Airlines retired flight attendant.


Remote User:
Date: Tuesday April 29, 2003
Time: 08:15:32 PM -0600

passed

Edward Sikora - February 15, 1924 to April 5, 2003. Flew for Eastern Airlines from 1953 to 1984, 29 years total, and retired as Captain. Based in Miami till 1978, then Atlanta till 1984. There was nothing in his life that he loved as much as flying. He was a pilot first, and everything else second. I adored my father and know that he is soaring now in heaven. Laurie Sikora


Remote User:
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 04:55:59 PM -0600

passed

Deceased George Franklin Sutton (Frank) April 10th 1996. Atlanta Ga.


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Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 09:03:36 AM -0600

passed

Passed - Patricia Travis Jones - Patti was a part-time agent in FLL and MIA at the gates. She left four wonerful daughters and eight beautiful grandchildren. She passed away in Auguest of 2002 from leukemia. Her smile and joy of life will be missed by many of her friends.


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Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 12:13:07 AM -0600

passed

Captain L.D. Strietelmeier passed away on Friday, June 13, 2003. He was 79 years old. My grandfather was a retired Eastern Airlines Captain. He flew for 34 years. His last flight was on February 17, 1984 - direct flight from SFO to ATL. He will be deeply missed by his family


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Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 05:26:30 PM -0600

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KITTY KELLEY-KLECAN

Kitty Kelley Klecan died Saturday September 28, 2002, at the home she shared with her husband Warren, in St. Augustine. She was employed by Eastern Air Lines for almost 20 years, and was on duty at the Daytona Beach airport ticket counter the night Eastern shut down. But those who knew Kitty will especially cherish the memory of her exceptional generosity and compassion: her love for, and devotion to, children – whether they were family or not - and her concern for and care and protection of animals. She is survived by her husband, Warren F. Klecan and family. Kitty’s wish would be that, in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to Samaritan’s Purse (the Billy Graham Christmas shoebox gift ministry for children all over the world), the St. Augustine Humane Society, or the Betty Griffin House in St. Augustine.


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Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 09:31:26 AM -0600

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Carlton E. Lowery passed away on Jan. 30, 1985. He last worked at the Iselin Reservations Office in New Jersey. Anyone wanting to contact his daughter Shireese, please do so via email; shireeselowery@msn.com.


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Date: Monday July 21, 2003
Time: 12:22:45 PM -0600

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My Dad was Captain John E. Mulligan. He died on January 31, 2001. He loved flying, and he always felt blessed to have worked for Eastern. Although I was quite young when he retired, it was always clear that he missed his Eastern Family. My mother was a flight attendant for Eastern, they met in the friendly skies, my brothers, sisters and I owe a lot to the "Silver Fleet". I know that he would like his name to be here with the names of his beloved co-workers. The airline was so much apart of him. Thank you Eastern.


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Date: Thursday July 31, 2003
Time: 08:17:38 PM -0600

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My Father , George Adelwerth , passed away December 10,1999. His career spanned 18 years from 7-21-1965 to 3-24-1983 ( I have his plaque and model A-300 from his retirement). After WWII, he attended Embry Riddle in Miami and after a while with Delta , joined Eastern . As I recall , my father was a hydralics specialist on jet engines but worked where ever needed during his time at MIA and JFK working on anything that had an engine and needed a mechanic. His last home was department 790 MIA. I just wanted to post this for any of his freinds , He loved his company and he is missed.....Scott Adelwerth


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Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 02:53:37 PM -0600

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MARGE CHASON - 25 AUGUST 2003 NOW IN THE SKY LOUNGE

I am sorry to tell you of the passing of Marge Chason last night. She was cheerful til the end and enjoyed all the cards and memories that some of you sent to her. She was making an album of those cards and some of the stories that accompanied them. She, as many of us did, felt the people of Eastern were our family, as we shared the major portion of our lives together.

Her career as a F/A with EAL quickly escalated to F/A Supervisor, Assistant Base Manager, and Base Manager.

Marge was the "favorite Supervisor" of the MAC and ICO crew members, and shared many layovers and trips with us. Some of us have fond memories of those layovers and/or ferry flights. (For those of you who may not remember, MAC = Military Airlift Command and ICO = International Charter Operation.)

Her sisters, Judy Helms and Joyce Pigotte can be reached at Marge's home. 118 Shadow Oak Circle, Crawfordville, FL, 32327-2099.

Arrangements will be at the Harvey Young Funeral Home, Crawfordville, FL 32327 (Small town, no street address is necessary.)

I don't know what the family wishes are regarding ememberances, (Marge was battling cancer). However the Hilly Fields Florist in Crawfordville, FL,1-800-947-3357 is owned by Marge's first cousin, Janet.


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Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 04:07:07 PM -0600

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Richard V. Miceli worked for Eastern for over 20 years, begining in Baltimore,then LAX,and finally in the DCA Control Center. While Rick loved Eastern, he left in 1985 to fullfill his dream of owning his own business - the largest stripping/refinishing business in BAL which he eventually sold for profit. He resettled in NC. Rick drowned in his own swimming pool July 6, 1999. The years spent with Eastern were always close to his heart. He is missed terribly by his wife Jane (F/A) and son, Tony.


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Date: Friday September 05, 2003
Time: 11:01:38 AM -0600

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Homer J. Woods. Passed away August 26, 2001 following a short illness and surgery. He worked for Eastern from 1945, and retired in 1985. He started his career in Greenville, SC. Opened Anderson, SC station. Majority of his career was spent in Montgomery, AL transfering to Atlanta, GA in 1976 retiring in Atlanta in 1985.

He is missed tremendously.


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Date: Tuesday October 14, 2003
Time: 07:29:52 AM -0600

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James L. Marble went home Nov.17th 1997 I love You and Miss you Melissa and the kids Brittany and James


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Date: Monday October 20, 2003
Time: 07:10:46 PM -0600

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Charles (Chuck) Hodges, JFK and MIA based flight attendant from 1983-1991, died at the home of his family in Dunn, NC, in February of 2000. Everyone who knew him loved him...as did I.

Christine Craig, Crew Scheduler and friend.


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Date: Friday October 31, 2003
Time: 04:25:11 PM -0700

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Joseph L. Thompson=passed 11pm=10/29/03-Was manager manpower planning flight operations-33 years miami,fl.


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Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 11:00:42 AM -0700

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Patricia (Patty) Ann Fowells passed away on Easter Sunday 1997 after a valient fight against Hepatitis C. She was a F/A based both in BOS and MIA from the late 60's until 1991. She is missed very much by her husband Jim, family and friends.


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Date: Saturday November 15, 2003
Time: 10:02:01 AM -0700

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I have recently found this website:I would like to announce the passing of my father Michael Fredrick Fluhr who spent 27 years of his life with Eastern Airlines and was very proud of it. He was stationed at ORD 20 odd years and finished with Eastern Airlines in MKE till it shut down. My father never was the same after the airline shut down and he passed away a few years later. Eastern has been apart of my life since I was born and apart of my family. This company has touched even those of a younger generation, myself and now I follow in my fathers foot steps as well. We're out and off. Michelle Fluhr (Daughter)


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Date: Tuesday December 23, 2003
Time: 09:08:28 PM -0700

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Ila K. Woods (ATL) passed away on December 22, 2003. Memorial Service will be Sat., Dec. 27, at 2:30 p.m. Peachtree Chapel, Crowell Bros. Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross, GA. 770-448-5757.


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Date: Thursday January 15, 2004
Time: 09:40:38 AM -0700

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My Father John S. McKeon (ticket agent,BOS) died April 3rd 1995. He would sometimes take me to Logan airport with him for a day at work with Dad-which I loved to do. For all of you who were his friends, thank-you for making him laugh and for giving him fond memories of EAL.


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Date: Monday January 26, 2004
Time: 03:44:47 PM -0700

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I just found this site and would like all to know that my wonderful dad, Willie Owen (W.O.) Loftin passed away January 4, 2002 from multiple illnesses. He retired from Eastern (IAH & Hobby) after 29 years of service as an Asst. Airport Manager. I have fond memories of spending a day at work with daddy at Hobby before "take your daughter to work days" was ever thought of. Unfortunately, he was pretty much forced to retire right before Eastern went out of business. I know he loved the years of working for EAL and missed everyone very much after retiring. I am lucky to have wonderful memories of him and the great people who worked with him over the years. I have his retirement pin (the hat in the ring) and wear it proudly.


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Date: Saturday January 31, 2004
Time: 09:41:02 AM -0700

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"Sam" Sampson has gone up to that big hangar in the sky. We all miss you, Sam... Tony Cirocco


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Date: Saturday January 31, 2004
Time: 01:31:53 PM -0700

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My Dad was Harold Miller Jr. but known to his Eastern family as "Mickey". Started out as a cleaner at JFK in '71. Then to MIA where he worked himself up to a Mech. Passed away in '83 due to Lung Cancer. Just wanted to add his name to this great web-site. We were an Eastern family. God Bless!


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Date: Wednesday February 11, 2004
Time: 10:30:32 AM -0700

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Roberto Varas left us after a long illness.His smile left us in 1983. He was a F/A based in SJU, JFK and EWR.He was at the home of his parents, in SJU, when his fight for life ended.He was a very close, dear friend of mine and many. loved by all that came to know him.His dear friend, Mathew, had pre deceased him by a year.He has been missed by all that knew and loved him.


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Date: Monday March 15, 2004
Time: 12:22:32 PM -0700

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Kenneth E. "Ken" Beaver died July 25, 1998 after a 5 month battle with colon cancer. Daddy was an A&P Mechanic on the line in Atlanta. We miss him everyday.


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Date: Sunday March 21, 2004
Time: 09:54:23 AM -0700

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Homer J. Woods who started with Eastern in Greenville in 1945, also worked in Anderson, SC., Montgomery, AL, and Atlanta, GA. Passed away August 26, 2001. He passed away from congestive heart failure, pulmonary fibrosis, and renal failure. He was a great husband, father, and Eastern ambassador.


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Date: Thursday March 25, 2004
Time: 11:16:57 AM -0700

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MY FATHER IS DILLON LARGE. HE WORKED FOR EASTERN AIRLINES OUT OF MIAMI AND THE BAHAMAS. DILLON PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 16,2004, AFTER BATTLING CANCER.

AMY NELSON ARAMENELSON@HOTMAIL.COM


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Date: Monday April 26, 2004
Time: 05:36:37 PM -0600

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My dad, Ken Hawkinson, was a mechanic for Eastern at Ohare airport. He loved what he did. He passed away in June of 1988. If you knew him I would love to hear from you. Jeanette harveyjhr@sbcglobal.net


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Date: Wednesday April 28, 2004
Time: 12:42:37 PM -0600

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I just came across this site. My cousin, Barbara Allen ( Barbi ) was a FA for EAL for 15 years. She passed away on Jan 3, 2004 in Boca Raton. I know some of you may know her. She was my role model growing up because I always wanted to be an FA... still hoping! God Bless you all. KPresley, AR


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Date: Wednesday April 28, 2004
Time: 02:57:17 PM -0600

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George Henry Meyer , master mechanic MIA for many years starting back in the 40's lost his fight for life Jan.20,2000. He was always proud of his association with EAL and the friends he made there. I have many of his memories, name tag, commendations, unused C-3 passes, records made just for employees. He saved them with love and pride.....step-daughter Margie melswife@gso.net


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Date: Wednesday July 14, 2004
Time: 07:41:32 AM -0600

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In May 13, 2001, Lois Oram, MIA based, departed this life, followed by her husband, Raymond Oram, May 17th, 2001, MIA based. They started with EAL in 1948 and 1949 in MIA and retired in 1979 from MIA. THey are very much missed by their family and friends. Submitted by their daughter Delores Jensen. WINNC@ AOL.COM


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Date: Thursday August 05, 2004
Time: 11:29:16 AM -0600

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Kenny MC Cray PHL ramp service passed 2003 as a result of lung cancer.He left wife Barb and daughter Kim. One hell of a guy. LD-PHL


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Date: Monday August 09, 2004
Time: 02:03:40 PM -0600

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For my mother,Shirley B. Buchanan who was a flight attendent until she met my Dad, Captain William (Bill) E. Buchanan. She died Christmas Day 2000. My Father stills lives in Pompano Beach. He retird from Mia.Ilove them both very much.


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Date: Saturday September 11, 2004
Time: 02:55:44 PM -0600

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Just came across this site. Very nice. My husband, Kerry Deacons, known to the DTW crew as Deek, passed away March 27, 1997. So missed by his wife and family. lauradeke@aol.com


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Date: Monday October 04, 2004
Time: 10:59:14 PM -0600

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I was sorry and surprised to learn of the passing of Dillon Large whom I worked with for a short time at MIATA. Also Wayne Lovell who used to collect wild orchids at FPO when I was there. And finally a very close friend at FLLOP - Patty Travis. She was a lady in every respect. God Bless Her. Glenn Lough Club160@msn


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Date: Monday October 18, 2004
Time: 07:09:47 PM -0600

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I'm looking for information about Dave Wilson, a pilot for Eastern in the 60's. He also had an air service operating in Baja California. His friend (my brother) John Lee Durant would like to find him to renew an old friendship. My address is : budlory@comcast.net and my name is Bud Durant 763 574-1397 Thanks


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Date: Sunday November 21, 2004
Time: 10:39:41 AM -0700

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Savannah, GA--November 6,2004, Captain Erle W. Miles (Retired)passes at age 97. He was a long time employee of Eastern, having started his career with Picairn Aviation in 1929. He was a true pioneer, loging more than 27K hours upon his retirement in the early '80s. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Maude Miles and two children. Remeberances can be e-mailed to emiles @alltel.net


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Date: Monday November 22, 2004
Time: 03:54:04 PM -0700

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Grover Flowers, a.k.a. G.W., a.k.a Dusty, was a flight attendant killed in the EAL Lake Pontchartrain crash in February 1964. He was my father. I was an 8 year-old child, so I didn't know him well. Co-workers know a person in ways that family can't. If you knew him and would care to share a memory, please drop me a line at flow6813@bellsouth.net. Many thanks, Mark Flowers


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Date: Sunday November 28, 2004
Time: 04:50:24 PM -0700

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My sweet dear husband who I met at EAL-ATL passed away in 2002. Terry Wayne Spurling


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Date: Tuesday November 30, 2004
Time: 12:29:08 PM -0700

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Captain Charles Campbell, (Charlie), was killed on April fools day 1991 flying NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Allen Quawiki to a race in Bristol,Tenn.The Merlin Twin that he was flying just nosed over on approach at 1500 feet and plowed into the ground. Killed were Allan, The Hooters COO, and the owner of Hooters son. Charlie as those of you who knew him I am sure would agree was an outstanding pilot. When Eastern died he was a DC-9 Check Airman supervisor in ATL. I miss him a great deal, he was like a brother to me. His bango, and wit were always special. His wife Bobbie, and Daughter Mary Ellen were both EAL F/A's.


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Date: Tuesday November 30, 2004
Time: 01:15:07 PM -0700

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Donald James Huff went to be with GOD and other EAL employees on March 14,1994 from injuries suffered in an auto accident. He started in PIT in 1971 and was based in the following through out his career: PIT/ATL/OMA/SLC/PHX/IAH/BUF/MLB....He is survived by 3daughters and his wife Julianne.....thank you


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Date: Saturday December 04, 2004
Time: 10:29:27 AM -0700

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I am looking for any former employees of Eastern who worked with my father, S. Slade Dean, in Atlanta. He worked as a CSR from 1946 or 1947 through his death in May of 1975. Any personal insights would be greatly appreciated. I can be reached through email at mdean@deloitte.com. Thanks, Marian Dean


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Date: Tuesday December 14, 2004
Time: 09:13:25 AM -0700

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Robert "Bob" L. McNally - Station Manager @ Dallas (opened the station)and New Orleans - date of death unknown. Submitted by his ex-daughter-in-law.


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Date: Thursday December 16, 2004
Time: 07:07:40 PM -0700

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Donald L. MacGillivary passed away on August 12, 2004 after a long battle with prostate and bone cancer. Don worked Ramp Services in both DCA and BWI, coaching the BWI softball team in several company and inter-line tournaments. He began his career with Eastern in 1964, ending it with much regret in 1989. Don was a friend to everyone that had the priveledge to know him. He is missed very much!!! Love you Dad!


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Date: Sunday December 26, 2004
Time: 07:21:57 PM -0700

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The family of Lester F. Hackmann would like his name included in this memorial to those EAL employees who have passed. He worked at MIA from 1956 until his death in Feburary of 1980.


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Date: Tuesday January 11, 2005
Time: 08:59:20 AM -0700

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Dear Eastern Folks:

I happened upon this web site, my father Lewis "George" schaefer was an employee of eartern from the early forties until 1966 I believe, can get all that info. I am his son, My Father passed away in Jul 96, noticed he wasn't on your list. He was the Station Manger and district sales manger in CHS. if you feel the need to contact me, EraGeorge@aol.com , home phone in case the spam blocker gets you -850-712 7487. Thanks,

George K schaefer


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Date: Friday January 14, 2005
Time: 09:24:10 AM -0700

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Our father, Eugene Barrett passed away on Feb 20, 2001. He worked on the ramp first at LGA then PIT. He retired in Nov of 1987 after nearly 40 years of service. He died from complications of alzheimers. We miss you dad!


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Date: Friday January 14, 2005
Time: 01:33:43 PM -0700

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In 1958, just out of high school I got my first real job with Eastern Air lines thanks to my Uncle, Eugene Barrett at LGA. I have wonderful memories of E.A.L. thanks to him. I recall how a DC-3 had to be moved on the ramp,the men picked up the tail of the aircraft and rotated it around. I miss my Uncle Gene. He certainly earned his "Wings" Larry DiBona cape cod Ma.


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Date: Thursday February 03, 2005
Time: 07:36:47 AM -0700

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My Grandpa Merlin A. Smart died on January 27,2005, he served 2 yrs in the world war 2. He died at age 85.


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Date: Friday February 04, 2005
Time: 09:49:25 PM -0700

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Bob Cavale , agent at SYR passed away in 2003, he was a friend and I was fortunate to be able to locate him before he passed away.. He was in a nursing home in SYR , I live in Richmond, Va but he was always a gentleman and a fine friend to me, Bob died of Parkinsons disease, I am pleased to have known him. May God be with him,, Carol Adams


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Date: Friday February 04, 2005
Time: 09:52:29 PM -0700

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Oscar H. Babcock , pilot for EAL , based in DCA and CLT , left Eastern earlier and returned to his ranch in Sarasota Florida where he raised quarter horses, he was a master in the field ... Oscar was a veteran of the Korean war and was shot down while serving there. OsOcar died in l991 of cancer, he was a good friend and a fine pilot.


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Date: Saturday February 05, 2005
Time: 08:50:12 AM -0700

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My husband, Lloyd C. Tilley, passed away Feb. 9, l987. He went to work in Louisville, Ky. Oct. l955. In Aug. l968 he transferred to Greensboro, N.C. After 30 years of service he retired in l985. He loved Eastern Air Lines with all his heart and was grateful for how they were there for he and his family of 4 children and his wife. If he had known they went bankrupt he would have been so heartbroken as so many people were.


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Date: Wednesday February 09, 2005
Time: 02:17:56 AM -0700

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Emmett E. Chase, began EAL career at Byrd Field, Richmond, VA around 1945, retired at MIA in 1989. Passed away in Lakeland, FL in 2000. A Christian who wished to share his faith and God's love with all. Submitted by his youngest son, Stephen C. Chase.


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Date: Friday February 25, 2005
Time: 12:26:34 AM -0700

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EMILIE SCILINGO PASSED AWAY ON EASTER SUNDAY 1999 AT 9:AM. SHE IS REMEMBERED AS THE COMMUTER DESK RES. AGENT FOR OUR VIP PASSENGERS. SHE LOVED ALL OF YOU WHO KNEW HER. SHE JOINED EASTERN IN 1967 AND RETIRED IN 1987. WITH HER USUAL INSITE SHE SAW EASTERNS' FUTURE WITH THAT SNAKE, HOWEVER AS WITH ALL OF US LIFE AFTER RETIREMENT WAS NEVER AS GOOD AS IT WAS BEING AROUND OUR EA FAMILY. SHE IS MISSED DEEPLY. FEB. 25, 2005 YOU MAY CONTACT HER SON AT pineapplepete@comcast.net


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Date: Tuesday March 08, 2005
Time: 09:00:31 AM -0700

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James H Mckinney passed away on 1-18-94 worked for eastern airlines in miami florida. if you do remenber him email me ww6332@dragonbbs.com


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Date: Tuesday March 08, 2005
Time: 10:33:02 PM -0700

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Joseph Johnson George - Meteorology after WWII. Passed away 1975. I am his granddaughter, Lynn Strickland (lynn@strickland.com). I am wanting to learn more about his professional career. I'd love to hear from you.


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Date: Monday March 28, 2005
Time: 05:27:18 AM -0700

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PHIL FELLOWS, computer pioneer with Eastern in both Washington DC and NYC from 1946 until 1964, died March 22, 2005 of congestive heart failure at the Old Soldier's Home in Washington DC. Memorials can be posted at www.Legacy.com. I would especially appreciate hearing from Charlie Moni, Don Pusey and any others from those days. Kristin Fellows (daughter) kfellows@mindspring.com


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Date: Tuesday March 29, 2005
Time: 01:28:16 PM -0700

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My dad, Capt. W.E. (Wild Bill) Buchanan, passed on March 18th 2005. He flew with EAL for 35yrs, starting in 1946. He was hijacked in 1961, as well as in 1971. He flew the DC-3 to the L-1011, with a flawless safety record. He will be greatly missed. I am very proud to be his daughter. If there is anyone who remembers my dad please email me at Heidim3@aol.com.


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Date: Thursday April 07, 2005
Time: 03:55:07 PM -0600

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I am looking for Captain Aubrey Sweezy, I don't find him in your obit listing but I was told he passed on a couple years ago. Aubrey was a pilot like you've never heard of before, a "died in the wool" flier of the first order, Any info on him will be greatly appreciated. Contact Jimboss30@netzero.net.


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Date: Tuesday April 12, 2005
Time: 10:12:13 PM -0600

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My father Rod O'Sullivan left us on June 22, 1999. He loved Eastern and based on the turn out of over 500 people to pay their respects - the feeling was mutual. Thank you all !!

Daddy, you are loved and missed every day....JM

JMNJ40@aol.com


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Date: Friday April 15, 2005
Time: 09:21:23 AM -0600

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My Father, Anthony Edward Alaburda was a MIA based machinist from 1965-1991. He loved Eastern and it broke is heart when they shut the doors. He passed away on 1/29/2005. He was 85 and many of his co-workers have already passed away as well. He has 5 children and 5 grandchildren. We all love him and miss him very much. God Bless him.


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Date: Friday April 15, 2005
Time: 01:06:40 PM -0600

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F/A TOM SADLER PASSED AWAY LAST WEEK...HE WAS FOUND IN HIS HOME IN PNS...HIS HUMOR AND KINDNESS WILL BE MISSED BY ALL


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Date: Saturday April 16, 2005
Time: 12:32:08 PM -0600

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Lloyd Cabol Tilley passed away on Feb. 9, l987 after suffering from a stroke one day before. He was employed in Greensboro, Nc. and before that in Louisville, Ky. He retired on April 30, l985. He loved working for EAL and was much loved by his fellow employees.


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Date: Tuesday April 19, 2005
Time: 07:24:26 PM -0600

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John " Jack" Markey passed away on November 12, 2001. Jack was based in Miami....


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Date: Monday April 25, 2005
Time: 11:29:26 AM -0600

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My wonderful father, WESLEY PAUL DEVLIN, passed away. He suffered a difficult illness but lived a life of laughter. He was loved by so many, and loved so many. After almost a decade without him we still miss him dearly. Mary Devlin Ainscow, maryainscow@aol.com


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Date: Wednesday May 04, 2005
Time: 04:26:06 PM -0600

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Capt. Irvan R. Fix, 30 year Eastern Pilot passed away April 29, 2005.


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Date: Wednesday May 04, 2005
Time: 07:50:20 PM -0600

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Richard Dunn JFK ticket counter died July 12,1971 Eastern was his life, think of you when ever we see a plane fly over. We miss you Love, Your family Barbara, Cathleen & Laurie


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Date: Sunday May 08, 2005
Time: 02:41:45 PM -0600

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PAUL GEORGE MERCER - my father paased away March 20, 1998 due to compolications related to Parkinsons disease. He was an attorney with the corporate office in MIAMI from 1966 until close of business. He loved Eastern Airlines as we loved him. Monica Mercer monica@bmolaw.com


Date: Thursday May 18, 2006
Time: 10:47:39 AM -0600

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Neal Schuler longtime ramp lead in STL passed away may 14 006 at home with his family. He spent over half his life working for EAL,and was always proud of being a part of the eastern family. He will be missed by his family and his coworkers and by me, he was my big brother
 


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Date: Friday May 20, 2005
Time: 01:54:35 PM -0600

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Although I didn't work for Eastern, I should like to remember my dear friend Adrianne Hamilton/Stevens. She returned to her maiden name of Stevens about 1991. Adrianne passed away from breast cancer in 1992 or1993. She died in Arizona. Not a day goes by that I don't think fondly of her. She was flying senior FA on the first widebody to go down - the Eastern flight that crashed in the Everglades. Back injuries from that crash bothered her until the day she died. Adrianne was based in DC, Boston, and Atlanta.


Date: Monday May 22, 2006
Time: 10:31:01 AM -0600

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Shirley Duncan, Atlanta ticket counter agent passed away. A memorial service will be held at the Donahue Funeral Home on June 3, 2006 at
1 pm Hapevill, Ga. Friends and co-workers are asked to attend.
 


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Date: Monday May 23, 2005
Time: 06:34:58 AM -0600

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My father, FRANK BROWN, passed away December 6, 2004, in Ocala, Florida, at the age of 86. He worked for Eastern in MIA for over 20 years before retiring in 1980. Throughout that time he worked both in the carpenter's shop on base and at the MIA airport. EAL was very special to my father. Jeanne Brown (jeanne.brown@eds.com)


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Date: Tuesday May 24, 2005
Time: 03:09:59 PM -0600

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My father Charles Harris died September 17, 2000. He retired from Easter prior to the end of its existence. He was a ramp serviceman at Boston's Logan Airport and was lovingly known as "Dark Cloud". He is greatly missed by all those who still love him and his memory.


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Date: Sunday May 29, 2005
Time: 03:54:06 AM -0600

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Dale Eccles, flight attendant and F/A supervisor, 1950-1984, MIA & ATL. Passed away 5-19-05, at home, following an extended bout with prostate cancer. My Dad will be forever missed and never forgotten! Randolph M. Eccles


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Date: Tuesday May 31, 2005
Time: 07:03:20 AM -0600

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Chester G. Williams, Jr. 77, of Carrollton, Georgia, formerly of Tallapoosa, died on May 27, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Katherine Earnshaw Williams. He is survived by his children Robert G. Williams of Alexandria, Virginia, William G. Williams of Tallapoosa, Julie Williams Cain of Carrollton, Candace M. Williams of Carrollton and six grandchildren. Additional survivors include his sister, Nancy W. Richards of Brandywine, Maryland and his brother, Donald W. Williams of Melbourne, Florida. Born November 23, 1927 in Hopewell, Virginia to the late Chester G. Williams, Sr. and Margaret Futch Williams, he was a veteran of World War II serving onboard the USS Antietam (CV-36) and during the final phases of the US invasion of Guam. Returning to civilian life he signed a contract to play professional baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers but left sports to begin his flying career as an Air Cadet with the Army Air Corp at Randolph Field, Texas. After commissioning into the US Air Force he again returned to civilian life where he crop dusted in Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi, flew sea-plane charters throughout the northeast and instructed at Fort Rucker Army Air Base in Dothan, Alabama. In 1955 he began his career as a commercial airline pilot with Eastern Airlines and during the next 30 years flew over 15 types of passenger aircraft from the Douglas DC-3 to the Airbus 300. He retired as an Eastern Airlines Captain in 1985. During retirement he was an avid golfer, bridge player, amateur historian and political commentator. Comments may be emailed to juliecainlaw@comcast.net


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Date: Friday June 03, 2005
Time: 09:51:20 PM -0600

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GEORGE R. DUTTON - passed away Jan. 4, 2005. The last few years of his life he lived in Tampa where he could be closer to his son, Scott, and his grandchildren. He loved the airline industry and Miami. He will be missed.


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Date: Friday June 10, 2005
Time: 05:41:10 PM -0600

passed

My dad, K. W. (Ken) Maynard (EAL 37 years) passed away in July 2002. He left behind his cherished wife, 5 children and their spouses, and 5 grandchildren. The world is a flatter place without him.


Remote User:
Date: Monday June 13, 2005
Time: 09:50:07 PM -0600

passed

Capt. Jim Waters - DC9 ATL passed away 2004, Fairhope, AL


Remote User:
Date: Tuesday July 05, 2005
Time: 06:37:40 PM -0600

passed

If I'd have known this site existed, I would have entered this a long time ago. My father was Captain George "Rush" Roberts. He was based out of MIA. Flew for Eastern almost 30 years. He died in 1969. I am glad he never saw what happened to Eastern as he loved it dearly. Jeanie Roberts Master


Remote User:
Date: Tuesday July 05, 2005
Time: 07:56:01 PM -0600

passed

This was an early loss a long time ago. I just found this web site. My dad loved flying liked he loved breathing and he loved Eastern! I'm glad he never saw what happened. He had Capt. Eddie on a flight or two and was so proud! His name was George "Rush" Roberts and he was based out of MIA. I believe he flew close to 30 years beginning with flight training with my mom at Laurie Young's flying school in Jaxsonville. He took his life in 1969..it was the darkest day of my life. His best friend was another Eastern Capt. who is gone, Howard Plasman. What a wonderful man! He died on board a year or so after dad, they are burried a stone's throw apart in Miami. My dad had a copy of the above prayer in his cap...which I still have. Jeanie Roberts Master


Remote User:
Date: Sunday July 17, 2005
Time: 05:11:07 PM -0600

passed

Enrica Marie Sordi aka Dymek Passed oct. 20 2000 My mom was a flt attendant for EA in the early 50's..She was very active in the Silverliners Long Island Chapter..My dad Stanley Dymek is retired EA and worked in lots of positions...He finally retired when Mr. Ichan took over.. I miss my mom very much and would love to hear from anyone who knew her, or my Dad ..All my brothers and sisters have worked for airlines, from PBA to Air New England to Laker and Usairways,,We have all been being laid off for years......Aviation, what a career !!! Ronnic728@aol.com


Remote User:
Date: Tuesday August 02, 2005
Time: 05:21:32 PM -0600

passed

Madeline Willet Raab

Sadly I regret to inform the Eastern Family of the passing of Mrs. Madeline Raab at age 61. Mrs Raab died at her home in Vero Beach, Florida on July 22, 2005, after a long illness. A native of Bardstown, KY., Mrs Raab retired from Eastern Airlines in 1978 as Base Manager for all In-Flight Services at Newark Intl Airport. At that time she was one of three female Managers at Eastern. During her tenure with Eastern Airlines she served as In-Flight Manager for the Sargent Shriver President Campaign, She participated on the Committe for the interior design of the L-1011 aircraft. She also volunteered to replace one of her staff as a hostage during the May 1972 highjacking of an Eastern Airlines Flight. She carried the ransom onboard. After her retirement from Eastern, Mrs. Raab engaged in several enterprises as a small business owner throughout her career. Mrs. Raab actively participated in fundraising events for the American Cancer Society. She is survived by her husband Richard, her Mother, and several sisters. A mas was held on July 26, 2005 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breat Cancer Foundation, 5305 Greenwood Avenue, Suite # 103, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33407


Remote User:
Date: Monday August 08, 2005
Time: 08:50:52 AM -0600

passed

Please note that former employee George J. Tribble, Jr. passed away on October 3, 1996. He loved Eastern Airlines and he and his immediate family treasure the wonderful friends they made at EAL.

The travel benefits were superb and we will all remember Eastern like it was a second home.

Good luck to all Eastern employees and their families.

Jackie Tribble, Allison Tribble and Keith Tribble


Remote User:
Date: Monday August 08, 2005
Time: 01:40:39 PM -0600

passed

GREG BAZLUKI, Sr., EAL 1964-1989 Expeditor CLTRR My Dad, Greg, Sr. died suddenly on Tuesday, May 3, 2005. Dad always spoke fondly of his days at EAL. I remember flying EAL and also miss that! EAL still flys in my heart! Love you Dad!


Remote User:
Date: Monday August 08, 2005
Time: 01:42:01 PM -0600

passed

GREG BAZLUKI, Sr., EAL 1964-1989 Expeditor CLTRR My Dad, Greg, Sr. died suddenly on Tuesday, May 3, 2005. Dad always spoke fondly of his days at EAL. I remember flying EAL and also miss that! EAL still flys in my heart! Love you Dad!


Remote User:
Date: Thursday August 11, 2005
Time: 08:51:04 AM -0600

passed

Charles Robert Rink (Chuck) passed away December 10, 1998 awaiting a heart transplant. Chuck worked for EAL from 1960 through 1969. He was a Computer Programmer in Miami. We loved Miami and EAL. He loved talking with his Eastern Buddies. He is dearly missed. His loving wife, Flo Rink


Remote User:
Date: Monday August 22, 2005
Time: 11:26:37 AM -0600

passed

In loving memory of Dad, William A.(Bill) Winn, Jr. 1920-1993 (EAL 1945-1980)who was loved and admired by all he knew. Although we never addressed this part of his "family" before today, I would like to hear from anyone who may have known or flown with "The Chief" as we lovingly referred to him. He was the father I lost & I was the son he missed as well. He is survived by his wife Betty & daughters Billye, Susan & Nancy. Any info on Dad to Lunsford@Bellsouth.net Thanks!


Remote User:
Date: Tuesday August 23, 2005
Time: 04:57:59 PM -0600

passed

James C. Johnson (age 79)died of cancer at home in Orlando Fl April 6, 2005. I recall being told "JC" started at Eastern in Miami in 1962, and retired around 1982/83. He was active, and supportive of the Machinist Union. JC was proud of his career at Eastern, and loved aviation. His favorite airliner was the "Super Connie", although he liked them all, from early convairs to 757's. He left behind an adoring family and dear friends.


Remote User:
Date: Monday August 29, 2005
Time: 07:15:30 PM -0600

passed

A short time employee of EAL, Wally Miranda, was an old friend of mine in the late 70's. I'd heard he passed but have never really gotten confirmation of such. He was a good friend of Roberto Varas. I believe roberto got Wally his interview with EAL, and sadly I see his obit here. Anyone out there w/ info, please email me at wmquinn2@aol.com


Remote User:
Date: Saturday September 10, 2005
Time: 03:19:07 PM -0600

passed

I would like to advise all of the Eastern family the my father William K. (Bill) Gutteridge passed away on 17 Aug 2005. He joined Eastern from Colonial before I was born and left Eastern shortly before its demise. I know that the demise of Eastern was the most devistating event of his life! He ended his working career with the Department of Tourism Bermuda and then fully retired to Palm Bay Florida. The last position I remember him having was Cargo and Passenger Sales Manager DTW. He is greatly missed by many who knew him and worked with him. If anyone has more information or anecdotes about Dad you can email me at c_k_gutteridge@yahoo.com.


Remote User:
Date: Monday September 12, 2005
Time: 04:43:22 PM -0600

passed

I just found this website while researching some EAL history. I'd like to include notice of the passing of Alfred I. Zimmerman, who retired as a senior planner at Miami after a lifetime of employment with EAL, beginning in approximately 1952 until summer of 1987. He passed away of brain cancer in Easley, South Carolina on November 3, 1997. He was my *stepfather* for 30 years, or, as I referred to him, "He was the father of dreams."

He loved EAL, and it broke his heart to have to leave shortly before they folded, to accept a job with Lockheed.


Remote User:
Date: Wednesday September 14, 2005
Time: 03:44:54 PM -0600

passed

My father, James R.Grier, passed away August 6, 1994. He, like many of the other entries I have read, loved flying for Eastern. In fact, he had gone to fly for Kiwi Air Lines. That is where he passed away, in the cockpit of a Kiwi 727 somewhere over Nashville, TN. A virus attacked his heart which took his life very quickly. He was the rock of our family and we still miss him dearly. I am now a 16 year employee with Delta Air Lines, and just today we have filled Chapter 11. That is why I came to this web site. It crushed my Dad the day Eastern closed their doors!!! Thank you for keeping the spirit of Eastern alive!!!!!


Remote User:
Date: Thursday September 15, 2005
Time: 07:50:39 PM -0600

passed

To all you folks who could possibly remember, on todays date 09-15-2005, Boston Line Maintenance Foreman Dave C. Fairbanks passed throught the gates of the terminal on his last trip. We can all remember what a fine gentleman Dave was and I'm sure there are many stories. Dave will be sorely missed by all of us. Dave was with us through thick and thin thanks Dave, we'll miss you--- Bud Dowd


Remote User:
Date: Friday September 16, 2005
Time: 12:03:18 PM -0600

passed

John Robert McClure passed away on September 15,2005.He worked at Eastern as a mechanic in building maintenence from 1960 till his retirement in 1978.He became well known for two models he built of the Pitcain Mailwing during the 60's and 70's,particularly the latter one which was much larger and more detailed.He never got over Eastern demise.He will be missed.Posted by Bob McClure fmanatee@msn.com


Remote User:
Date: Monday September 19, 2005
Time: 12:05:14 PM -0600

passed

my mother passed away april 15,2003 she is greatly missed and we love you shirley patricia dykes ozark alabama


Remote User:
Date: Tuesday September 27, 2005
Time: 06:36:00 PM -0600

passed

My brother, Alan Arthur Sweeney, passed away September9th, 2005 after a long and brave battle with lung cancer. Alan worked for E.A.L.at the old National Airport in Washington, DC. His memorial service will be Oct.1 in Richmond Va.


Remote User:
Date: Friday September 30, 2005
Time: 01:13:32 PM -0600

passed

My best friend at EAL was John Buschman who was manager of the Lord Baltimore Hotel's CTO for nearly 30 years. He retire unwillingly with the demise of Eastern and I still miss him. I'm Bill Barnes joining Eastern in 1953 until 1961 in Baltimore. John died 1n 2001 - a fantastic gentleman. I can fairly compare EAL with other carriers having come over from United in Denver before joining Eal reservations at BAL (BWI).


Remote User:
Date: Monday October 03, 2005
Time: 02:18:20 PM -0600

passed

ANTHONY E. ALABURDA MARCH 17,1920-JANUARY 29,2005


Remote User:
Date: Tuesday October 04, 2005
Time: 08:03:26 PM -0600

passed

My Father Richard Uliano, which worked in the ramp section of eastern based in atlanta until they went on strike. Died in January 2000. If you would like to talk about my father and remember my dad you can email me at aknight373@gmail.com


Remote User:
Date: Wednesday October 05, 2005
Time: 02:07:11 PM -0600

passed

Captain C.J.'JAY' Seiler passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2005 at his home in Tower City, Pennsylvania, He was based in Washington, D.C. A gentleman, a mentor , a guy full of humor and life and most of all - an Eastern pilot. He'll never be forgotten by anyone that ever knew him or flew with him. ( Posted by Capt.W.Keating - ex DCA )


Remote User:
Date: Thursday October 20, 2005
Time: 10:35:23 PM -0600

passed

Does anyone remember Irene Johnson fron Pittsburgh, Pa., a flight attendent in the mid 50s. Bob Haas , Emlenton ,Pa. email address rjh512@earthlink.net. Its been 50 years since last we met- I would love to hear from her... Thanks


Remote User:
Date: Tuesday November 01, 2005
Time: 11:52:03 AM -0700

passed

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF TRAVEL-FLIGHT AUTHORIZATION

TODAY, October 16, 2005 WE ARE ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL FLIGHT OF EASTERN, FLIGHT # 1 FROM LAVONIA, GA TO A HEAVENLY DESTINATION FOR A LONG TIME EMPLOYEE AND FRIEND OF MANY.

THIS FLIGHT CAN ONLY BE AUTHORIZED BY A SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE AND FROM THE HIGHEST AUTHORITY.

TODAY, EASTERN FLIGHT #1 RECEIVED ITS CLEARANCE FOR A VERY SPECIAL PASSENGER, KNOWN TO MANY AS “LEW”. IT ARRIVED EARLY THIS MORNING AND “LEW” KNEW HE DID NOT HAVE TO WORK THIS FLIGHT. HE WAS GREETED BY MANY WHO HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR YEARS AND HAD TRAVELED THE HEAVENS WITH HIM, BOTH LATE AT NIGHT AND EARLY IN THE MORNING AND HAD GONE AHEAD OF HIM TO GET THINGS READY. THEY KNEW THINGS HAD TO BE JUST RIGHT FOR THIS PASSENGER, IT WAS GOING TO BE PERFECT. EARLY FLIGHTS ALWAYS ARE GREETED WITH BRIGHT SUNLIGHT AND THE PROMISE OF A GOOD TRIP. THIS WAS TRUE TODAY!

ALL OF US AT GROUND CONTROL WISH “LEW” THE SMOOTHEST FLIGHT AND THANK HIM FOR MAKING SUCH A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF ALL HE TOUCHED.

IN KEEPING WITH OUR NEW SLOGAN “GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN” GOD SPEED TO OUR “LEW”!


Remote User:

Date: Tuesday December 13, 2005

Time: 06:43:13 PM -0700

passed:

My father flew for Eastern Airlines from 1946-1980. His name was Capt. Terry Webb; he just passed away Dec.7, 2005. If any of you all out there knew him, I would like to hear from you, please e-mail me. Thank you, Roan Webb roanwebb@earthlink.net


Date: Wednesday December 28, 2005

Time: 06:54:10 AM -0700

passed:

My Father was Norman Katz. He died 1971. He worked in Edison New Jersey in the reservation division. If anyone knew him, please get in contact with me.

Thank you

Michael Katz

Email mkatz289@aol.com


 Tuesday April 04, 2006
Time: 10:28:26 AM -0600

passed:

Nicklos J Wanner - Ramp Service for Eastern in DTW. May he rest in peace and will be greatly missed. Worked for Eastern 1968 to 1988.
 


Remote User:
Date: Monday April 24, 2006
Time: 07:41:51 AM -0600

passed:

Just came across this site..saddened to hear the passing of 2 fellow co-workers Patty Travis and Dillon Large whom I worked with at MIA my thoughts and prayers are with their families. Norbert Gonzalez itlrun2@yahoo.com
 


Remote User:
Date: Friday May 05, 2006
Time: 10:01:22 PM -0600

passed:

My father was killed in 1996 at Lakeland airport, FL. I know the airport is at fought.
 


Remote User:
Date: Wednesday May 10, 2006
Time: 02:21:25 PM -0600

passed:

my father,lail rose passed away april 14th 2006.he was a senior crew scheduler at miami international for 30 odd yrs.he went through the good times and bad with eastern,but had fond memories of everyone he had the pleasure to work with.he also kept so much memrobila from different eras of easterns long life.he will be missed by me and my family and his friends out there for the rest of our lives. thank you for your time out there. tim rose
 


Date: Monday May 22, 2006
Time: 10:31:01 AM -0600

passed:

Shirley Duncan, Atlanta ticket counter agent passed away. A memorial service will be held at the Donahue Funeral Home on June 3, 2006 at
1 pm Hapevill, Ga. Friends and co-workers are asked to attend.
 


Remote User:
Date: Monday May 29, 2006
Time: 11:39:16 AM -0600

passed:

LINDA ARMSTRONG-ALT BASED F/A AND DEAR FRIEND TO ALL OF US... LINDA WAS OUR FRIEND IN NEED, A WONDERFUL MOTHER TO HER LITTLE BOY MATHEW, SHE IS LOVED AND MISSED BY HER FAMILY AND HER CLASS MATES OF CLASS 1984 MR. CHRIS MASEY WAS OUR INSTRUCTOR...
LINDAS SMILE IS MISSED, BY THE FIVE YOUNG LADIES WHO REALLY OWE HER SO MUCH... LUV YOU- KATHY CARTER F/A ATL
 


Remote User:
Date: Thursday May 18, 2006
Time: 03:31:53 AM -0600

passed:

Captian Roy H. Davis, my father passed away on April 30th, 2006, six hours from the 1st anniversary of the passing of his wife Jennye.


Remote User:
Date: Wednesday May 31, 2006
Time: 03:19:37 AM -0600

passed:

Ronald D Orr Passed Away on March 2 ,2006.. Ron was general chairman district 100.After a couragous battle with cancer. He lived eastern airlines for the many years he worked there. A big Man with a Big Heart ...We will miss him dearly His Sister Patricia Snyder Pattsnyder47@cs.com
 



Date: Thursday June 01, 2006
Time: 10:05:06 PM -0600

passed:

August 2005
Judy Phelps passed away in a hospice in her beloved Daytona Beach Florida. Judy was a Flight Attendent for Eastern in New York in 1967 and worked in Eastern Reservations in Miami for a couple of years after. She was one of my four roommates in New York when we all first started flying for Eastern. We have all stayed in touch over the past almost 40 years and had many a wonderful reunion together. Our last was in August of 05 when we went to say good bye to our friend. Judy was quiet a unique character and we do miss her.
 


Date: Wednesday June 07, 2006
Time: 08:17:17 AM -0600

passed:

PASSED -
Karina Losito Donovan passed on Sep 15th 2005. EAL was her life.
 


Date: Tuesday June 20, 2006
Time: 11:05:36 PM -0600

passed:

Ginny Regan, ATL gate agent and wife of Capt. John Regan, died unexpectedly on Sept. 27, 2004.


Date: Friday July 07, 2006
Time: 06:00:02 AM -0600

passed:

Truman J. Davis died Dec. 1994. Dad joined EAL in 1953 and retired against his will in 1980.

 


Date: Monday July 24, 2006
Time: 11:32:37 AM -0600

passed:

My grandpa was George Sisk. He worked MIA machine shop for 30+ years. He left us on Jan 14, 1994.
 



Date: Friday August 25, 2006
Time: 07:49:24 PM -0600

passed:

Simon P Gaskill, a pilot for Eastern Airlines died Thursday 16 August 2006 in Hampton, Virginia.
 


Date: Monday September 04, 2006
Time: 07:29:21 AM -0600

passed:

william (Bill) Ordway passed away Aug 2006. Bill worked in air Cargo in MIA.
 


name: Perry L. Swanson, Jr.1
email: pswan66@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Time: 02:40:33 PM

memories:

My father Capt. Perry L. Swanson on passed June 5, 1995 after suffering a stroke in November of '93. He began his Eastern career on the Corvair and retired on the 757. He loved that Rolls Royce power! He was lucky to retire before Eastern's enemy within took it to the ground but never wore the same smile he had when he was flying. We love him and miss him so very much. He is joined on Flight # 1 by wife Barbara, son Eric and grandson Brandon.
 


Date: Friday October 06, 2006
Time: 02:32:36 PM -0600

passed:

bill carrion
 


submit: Submit
Remote Name: 64.12.116.135
Date: Sunday October 15, 2006
Time: 10:53:57 AM -0600

passed:

Please let me hear from anybody that knew my dad Capt.Howard Plasman akita013@aol.com
 


submit: Submit
Date: Friday October 20, 2006
Time: 11:59:34 PM -0600

passed:

My father James L. Hoyt, Captain with Eastern Airlines, passed away in 1995. - Dawn Hoyt Kidd
 


submit: Submit
Date: Sunday November 12, 2006
Time: 08:43:43 PM -0700

passed:

Gerald P. Brown,(Gerry) passed away January 28,2006. He was a pilot based in Miami


submit: Submit
Date: Tuesday November 14, 2006
Time: 09:57:36 PM -0700

passed:

Joseph Lindsey Allen, EAL Pilot based in MIA, died 7/13/1981. Contact hymnsinger at skybest.com.


CCarol Josephine "Jo" Lewis, widow of Cpt. Francis S. Lewis, passed on 25 Sept. 06.
 
Gilder Anne McCarroll (known as "Gilder")
baterista9@aol.com
San Antonio, TX, USA

Cpt. & Mrs. Francis S. (Carol J. "Jo") Lewis
 
Cpt. Lewis (EAL 1945--1979, MIA /NYC) passed 21 May 1998.  His widow passed 25 Sept. 2006.  Survivors:  daughters Francille L. Radmann and Gilder Anne McCarroll (husband Steve), San Antonio, TX; Robert G. "Bob" Lewis (wife Beth) and grandson Robert M.W. "Robin" Lewis, Greenbelt, MD.  For more info, contact Gilder:  baterista9@aol.com
 
In a message dated 12/13/2006 10:59:06 A.M. Central Standard Time, Baterista9 writes:
Carol Josephine "Jo" Lewis, widow of Cpt. Francis S. Lewis, passed on 25 Sept. 06.
 
Gilder Anne McCarroll (known as "Gilder")
baterista9@aol.com
San Antonio, TX, USA

My father was a Captain with Eastern from 1955 until his death in 1969 in a private plane crash. His name was Robert (Bob) Evans and he flew out of ATL. I'd love to hear from anyone who knew him at the time. I was only 5 when he died, and don't remember him at all - would love to hear from other who may have known him.
 Melanie House [melehouse@verizon.net]

This is to all of you that may have known or flown with Eastern Captain Howard Roy. This is one Captain that was one swell person to know. He and his wife made a beautiful couple.
To my brother===this is the person you met when we were down at Englis, Fla that day and they were living in the house by the river.

GOD bless.
Love ya,
Jim & Iris Jordan


hi i was wondering if you could post the passing of Richard Melnik who worked out of JFK /ramp service.I couldn't add any info on the page.We are seeking old co workers of his to inform them of his passing this morning,thank you THURS, JAN 4 2007


My father, Carl G. Pruit - was a pilot in ATL -1973/4 - on furlough when killed in a US Forest Service plane crash (1975).
Ellen Pruit Adams (epadams@comcast.net

To whom it may concern,
My father, Bruce C. jennings passed away on 10/2/2003. I am currently working with my sister, who is executrix of his will and does have letters of attesment to this fact, to locate any information regarding my father and any retirement accts he may have had or insurance policys effective thru eastern airlines. he was a pilot for eastern for 30 some years. Unfortunatley he suffered from alzheismers disease for several years before passing and we have obsolutely no paper trail available to us regarding his finances. If there is any info you may be able to offer we would greatly appreciate any acount information or contact numbers /names/etc.. you might be able to supply. Thank you sooooooooo much for your assistance in this matter, Sincerely Christine L. Duffy-Jennings duff@io.com


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Date: Sunday February 04, 2007
Time: 09:37:50 PM -0700

passed:

Luciano Rocky Gesumaria JAN 07



Date: Tuesday February 06, 2007
Time: 12:10:50 PM -0700

passed:

Rick Mooney, PIT, on Feb 4, 2007.


Date: Tuesday March 13, 2007
Time: 11:45:10 AM -0700

passed:

William C. Haines


SCHELLHAAS Milton J. ""Mickey'' Schellhaas, age 81, died at his home on Sunday, March 11, 2007. Mickey was a native New Orleanian who graduated from S.J. Peters High School and attended Loyola University. He had been a resident of Kenner, LA for the past 33 years. He was a veteran of WWII. He retired from Eastern Airlines after 40 years of service and was also retired from USA Today Newspaper and Delta Queen Steamboat Company. Mickey is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Shirley Eskine Schellhaas. Father of Kevin, Kurt, Kris, Kyle, and Kip Schellhaas. Father-in-Law to Linda Lacassin Schellhaas, Cheryl Christiansen Schellhaas and Lisa Lopez Schellhaas. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Brother to Verna Puig, Shirley DiMaggio, and Edmond F. Schellhaas, Jr., all deceased. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5200 Canal Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70124 on Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 at 1:00pm. Internment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimers Association, www.alz.org. To view or sign the Family Guestbook please visit www.greenwoodfuneralhome.net.
Published in The Times-Picayune on 3/13/2007.
Date: Thursday March 22, 2007
Time: 01:45:43 PM -0700

passed:

We lost Casey Cummings 2/2007
Hi,
I found your website and appreciate it very much.  My father, Doyne J. Montgomery, passed away suddenly on March 5, 2007.  He was a pilot and Captain with Eastern for 29 years.  He lived in Mansfield, GA.    He never met a stranger - he was loved my many and will be missed by all. I tried to leave a post on the website but was unable to get it to go through.  If you could add this.  I would appreciate it.
Thank you,
Carey Montgomery Williams, daughter
 
(He leaves behind his wife of over 44 years, Judy, his daughters: Susan Montgomery Goebel, Janet Montgomery Barnhardt and son-in-law Bob Barnhardt, Grandchildren:  Taryn Williams, Will Goebel, Kristen Barnhardt and Bobby Barnhardt.  Brothers:  Eulos Montgomery, Lewis Montgomery. Sisters:  Lois Tucker, Corinne Stocks, ValJean Castleberry.)
 
Please contact me if you need anymore information.  I hope you are able to use this.  I appreciate this very much.
There is a guest book for Eastern Captain Doyne J. Montgomery that anyone who may have known him can sign.  There is also a link to his obituary as published in the paper.  Please provide this link so that anyone who may have known him can sign the guest book.  It is http://www.legacy.com/atlanta/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=86740783
 
Thanks so much!
-Carey Montgomery Williams, daughter

lost: John Michael Rudd
info: mechanic Mia 1966 until the end
email: jackierudd@bellsouth.net
Date: Wednesday April 04, 2007
Time: 08:50 AM

comments:

I am his widow I thought u would like to post this info. He died in 2003 My dad worked with EAL from 1940 ny then mia until the late 70's William G Mckone.
I have ? do widow's get any pass benefits thank u for having this site



Date: Tuesday April 10, 2007
Time: 11:26:16 AM -0600

passed:

Capt.Claude G.Starr,Jr 09/18/99


Date: Sunday April 15, 2007
Time: 01:09:30 PM -0600

passed:

Alfred Blenman 11/17/22 to 10/2006


Date: Wednesday April 18, 2007
Time: 03:15:14 PM -0600

passed:

Swan W "Bill" Benson.

Swan W. "Bill" Benson. ATL based FA died March 22, 1996. He loved the company and his job tremendously. For information you may contact Chip Braxton @CEBnATL@aol.com


Last: Claude G. Starr, Jr.
years: 52-82
Email_Address: nan1052@aol.com
base: MIA
job_area: Captain
state: MIA
Date: Tuesday April 10, 2007
Time: 07:55 PM

Yes, he did pass away.  I just found the web site and noticed that my brother's email address was attached.  My mother has recently passed away and my brother is in poor health. In the event anyone is trying to make contact with the family, my email address is the best method.
 
Thanks,
Nancy 

These mechanics were in DTW and were very influential in helping me along the way with my maintenance skills.

Peter Lush

Donald Sharkey

Lee Sarbaugh

Carl Sulzer

There were two more mechanics that I would like two ad two the list, but at the present time I can’t think of there name.

But if and when there names comes to me I will forward them to you.

Thank you for this.                                                           

 

                                                                                                       James T Gilmore  Lead Mechanic DTW,ORD,LAX


lost: Helen Hafner Sutherland
info: 1950-1954?
email: tomsutherland@mail.boisestate.edu
Date: Tuesday April 17, 2007
Time: 05:54 PM

comments:

Helen passed away 4 days after her 77th birthday. Her obituary in the Idaho Statesman (April 8th, 2007) shows her in her EAL uniform circa 1952.



Last: Lino Ponzini (Deceased)
years: 68-75
Email_Address: ponzini@conversent.net
base: NYC
job_area: Assis. to Pres.
state: NYC and CT
Date: Sunday April 29, 2007
Time: 05:07 PM


Date: Friday June 15, 2007
Time: 12:24:31 AM -0600

passed:

Michelle Rogers ,46,FA JFK


Date: Monday June 18, 2007
Time: 03:23:53 AM -0600

passed:

Dale Brown


Date: Tuesday June 19, 2007
Time: 07:03:23 PM -0600

passed:

Captain Nelson"Two Dogs"McKeel


Date: Wednesday July 18, 2007
Time: 01:25:38 PM -0600

passed:

Claude F. & Gertrude Waidner

Thursday July 19, 2007

My father, Micheal L Futterman, passed away in Lake Worth FL (Palm Beach County) on 7-7 of this month, or 7-7-7. of complications from Brain Cancer. He flew for EAL from 1964 till 1989. He flew the L-Constellation, DC-9, L-1011, and Boeing 727. He was happiest when he was telling jokes in the cockpit. He commented upon his retirement from the airlines about how much he missed the comradery in the cockpit. he is survived by his son Adam, and daughters Eden and Erin.


My dad (Joseph Brayton Perkins) was a WWII vet & a captain with Eastern till he was forced to retire in the early 80s. He then worked as a flight instructor in Miami until he succumbed to cancer and died in 1986. He flew the L1011 in his later years, and absolutely loved the company and the industry. Just started doing research on him for my own personal satisfaction. if you know anyone who knew him, -please put them in touch. Thanks,
 
Mary-Iris Taylor

name: Mike Hogg1
email: Mhogg321@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Time: 04:51:04 PM

memories:

I am writing on behalf of my father Robert C. Hogg who passed away in Oct. 2006. Robert Hogg worked for eastern airlines in Atlanta for 16plus yrs as a ramp supervisor. My father was my true hero to see him in his uniform when i was a kid please remember Robert. Thank You.

Date: Friday August 24, 2007
Time: 07:09:16 PM -0600

passed:

L.Nelson McKeel "Two Dogs"5-16-99


Henry Lloyd Jordan. flight attendant. 1936
B.=Sept. 22nd, 1916.
Hillsborough County,
Plant City, Fla.
Died=Jan. 8th, 1998.


Captain Bryan W. Wilmoth, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2007 at his home in Pike County, Georgia. He retired in 1989 after a distinguished 26-year career as a pilot with Eastern Airlines. He is survived by his wife, Sue B. Wilmoth, daughter and son-in-law Wendy Wilmoth and David Bunnell, sons and daughters-in-law Nathan and Patty Wilmoth and Tim and Jennifer Wilmoth, seven grandchildren; four brothers and two sisters, and many friends.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Captain Bryan Walker Wilmoth Memorial Scholarship, Middle Georgia College Foundation, 1100 Second St. SE, Cochran GA 31014.
 
Thanks,
 
Wendy WIlmoth

Date: Thursday September 06, 2007
Time: 10:59:03 PM -0600

passed:

Jack Katler


My Father worked for Eastern Airlines for over 20 years.   I am sorry to announce that my Father passed away on Jan. 11th of this year.  Unfortunately, my Father did not die of old age rather he died of cancer.  He had renal cancer - obviously, there is no cure.  My Father died within two years of being diagnosed.  The last few months were very painful as his bone became very brittle and he was confined to a hospital bed in tremendous pain. 
 
My Father often spoke to us about the wonderful co-workers that he shared many memories and experiences with.  He was a very proud man.
 
For all of you who knew him - thank you for being his friend.  We miss him more than words can ever express.
 
Sincerely,
Gina M. Gomez (his oldest daughter - my Father has five children)
 
 
Dr. Gina M. Gomez
Pediatric Audiologist
Arlington Public Schools
1426 N. Quincy Street
Arlington, Virginia 22207
Direct Line 703 228-2484

Date: Saturday September 29, 2007
Time: 10:04:01 AM -0600

passed:

Phil Knudsen, 1998. MIA, Pilot/FE


lost: John Hall
info: Pilot, 1939-1974 (?)
email: semperfidoc@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday October 25, 2007
Time: 04:19 PM

comments:

I think John died in the 90's but would like to see him in the employee's list.I knew him from living in Milford, CT, near him. Also the fact my Dad and he owned a Waco biplane together in the 40's. Also,as a teen flew with him on Martin 404's in the 50's (got some right seat time in too; something that will never happen again). Thank you.

Vaughn Hatt


Capt. Sam Barber, to inform you that he passed away Sept. 28, 2007. He was with the airline from 57 - 85, and flew out of ORD most of his career, with smaller periods of time out of D.C. in the '60s, and ATL in the 80's. Also taught school in Miami. He had moved to Frankfort, KY in February, and was still in the process of getting settled in to his new house. But progress was slow, as he had been in ill health for some time. It seemed that in early September, all his various ailments sort of "ganged up" and got the better of him. I just wanted to tell those of you who knew Sam about his passing. And if you did know him, I'm sure you'll agree that he's not the kind of guy you're likely to forget!
Eastern was such a wonderful part of his life, and a great part of my growing-up years. As a little girl, when Daddy was away on a trip, I would look up in the sky and know he's up there somewhere. Now things have come full circle. Our family would enjoy hearing from any friends of Dad's.
Sandy Barber Schroeder 
1718 Douglas St.  Rockford, IL 61103
gunnyschroeder@ameritech.net
 


comments: MY DAD, ELLERY (CURLY) ALLEY MAY 2002 EAL AGENT 58-88 STL
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2007
 


comments: James Colonial Hollins
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2007


comments: My Dad, Ben Sehon, passed away November 17, 2007 due to trauma from an automobile accident. He was an inspector with Easter Air Lines in Miami for 35
Date: Sunday, December 09, 2007


 A long-time employee of Eastern passed away Nov. 20, 2007 at the age of 90. James E. Reinke had retired in 1982 as Vice President of Route Developmen
Date: Friday, December 14, 2007


 adrienne hamilton,  flight attendant
Date: Tuesday, December 25, 2007


 David B Lauer passed away on Sept 25, 2000. David originally at STL and transfered to KCI. 23 years with Eastern. He left a wife and 3 sons.
Date: Wednesday, December 26, 2007


 My Father passed away, Mario Jose Gomez, on January 11th, 2007. My life, our lives, will never be the same. We miss him dearly. Love, Gina M. Gomez
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2008


My father M.E. (Mack) Monroe passed away on Jan. 10, 2008. He worked at EAL in Atlanta for about 18 years as a mechanic. He retired shortly before th
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2008


comments:        adrianne hamilton stevens

submit:          Submit Query

Date:            Tuesday, July 22, 2008


 Doris Coughlan Self was killed in an auto accident Oct 3, 2006. Doris was the founder of the Eastern Airlines Silverliners and is truly missed.

Date:            Sunday, August 03, 2008


comments:        On July 17, 2008, former EAL pilot, Joseph "Frank" Whitton died of heart failure. At the time of his death Frank ,61was a active UPS Management pilot.

Date:            Saturday, August 09, 2008


comments:        My dad,Jerry Calloway,from CLT ramp passed May25th 2000. Anyone wanting to get in touch wit his son Art, do so at fantumfixer@ yahoo .com

Date:            Saturday, August 09, 2008


comments:        My dad, Bruce Collier passed away on July 10, 2008.  He was a pilot back in the 60's and my mom was a flight attendant(Wehmeier).  We'll miss him! Mel

Date:            Tuesday, August 19, 2008


comments:        My Dad, Bill Jones, passed away on  Sept. 7, 2008.  He joined EAL in SDF , went to CLT, ATL, MIA, BDLEWR, BWI .

Date:            Monday, September 08, 2008


Dear Alexa,

 

My dad George Hale passed  on 09/11/2008.  He spent 34 yrs with EAL and retired in 1978 as Superintendent of aircraft overhaul in Miami. Please pass this along. He collected much memorabilia. His basement was a virtual EAL museum.

Thank You ,

Mike Hale


comments:        1Patrick Riordan passed Sept 5,2006 worked at Lag from 1973 to 1990 Ramp Service, Always in our hearts.

Date:            Tuesday, September 30, 2008


comments:        Charles Francis,  Pilot with Eastern from the 40's thru the late 70's died in Boca Raton, Fl 10/3/08...the only company he ever worked for.

Date:            Friday, October 03, 2008


comments:        Thomas Joseph Burlace Jr.  10/18/08 http://www.legacy.com/SunSentinel/Obituaries.asp?Page=Lifestory&PersonId=119189127

Date:            Wednesday, October 22, 2008


comments:        Lou Ferrer worked from 67- 91 passed away on Oct. 10 2008. He was a great friend and will be sorely missed, rest in peace.

Date:            Thursday, October 23, 2008


   MIA F/A Gerri Zagarino Winters passed away in January, 2006 from ovarian cancer.

Date:            Sunday, December 14, 2008


comments:        1 have obituary for Marie Groff in PDF format from todays paper. Advise of address to forward to. Thanks. C.Kingsley (airkingsley "at sign" aol.com

Date:            Thursday, December 25, 2008


I see that Vince passed away in Jan of this year.  I bought his airplane in 1985, and still have it.  He was a very nice fellow, and if you have any information about or flying stories to tell I would appreciate it.

 

As is, I believe that Vince is in the right seat of N79VK with me.

 

Tailwinds,

 Rod Harbin Sr.


3-28-09

I just heard that Ruth Grafton passed away last week.  She was 87 and had 47 years with the company.  That's about all the news that I have.

Ruth Flora Grafton         
GRAFTON, RUTH FLORA, 87, of Ocoee, FL, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2009. She was an active member of the Ocoee Christian Church, Ocoee Woman's Club, Ocoee Historical Society, Eastern Air Lines Silverliners, and she served as an ambassador with the West Orange Chamber of Commerce until 2007. She was an airline hostess with Eastern Air Lines from October 1946 until January 1990 and was most proud of her service with other stewardesses bringing small orphans from Korea and Vietnam to their adoptive parents in this country. After her retirement from Eastern she worked with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections as a polling clerk. Ruth was born to J.M. and Mabel Grafton on May 22, 1921, in Napoleon, AL, and came with her family to the Orlando area in 1922. When her father established a business in Ocoee he moved his family there and built the family home. Ruth graduated from Ocoee High School and Massey Business College in Jacksonville. It was after working as a draftsman in several areas that she started her career with Eastern. In the late 1960's, when her home base changed from New York to Miami she returned to live in the family home. She is predeceased by her parents and her sisters, Hilda L. Grice and Mabel Marie Godwin. She is survived by her brothers, Joseph Grafton of Orlando, and Virginia and Francis R. Grafton, Ocoee; and her sister, M. Jean Grafton, Ocoee.

ruth was one of a kind. beautiful blue eyes. a volunteer not to be matched. she allowed no nonsense but if you did things the way you should, she was a friend for life. I loved her dearly. godspeed, ruth.


12-25-08

Alexa,
I sent an enquiry on the website, then I found your address after that.
Here is the Obituary of Marie Groff from today's newspaper (Orange County Register, Local Section, Page 12, Upper Right corner of page).
She was associated with EAL in the Wx department.
Perhaps this will be of use to you.
Thanks.
Clint K.


3-1-09

Alexa,

 Good afternoon. 

My name is John Lettelleir and I am writing to you regarding my Cousin Dee Lippard (Davis).  She was a EAL FA 1962 – 1972 –ish

After leaving the airlines, she spoke at seminars for flight attendant training.  She enjoyed writing poetry and became a published author

 Dee passed away in Sarasota, Fl December 07, 2003 after a long bout with cancer.  Before she became a flight attendant, Dee modeled for a local add agency in Sarasota. Dee and her Mom, Gertrude, were ‘very’ special to me and the world for that matter.  

Dee was born in Asheville, NC and came to Manatee County in 1956 from Statesville, NC.  After high school she accepted a position with Eastern Airlines and she worked as a flight attendant for that airline for about eight years.  She later became a hostess and business manager for Trader Jack’s Restaurant located on Sarasota Bay.  Dee also worked in the customer relations departments of several Bradenton and Sarasota area banks.  Her sense of humor and congenial personality helped her to be recognized with many local and regional awards in the banking field.  Her close friend, Sandy Metcalf, says, ”she remembers how unassuming Dee was, how good-natured, generous and caring, never letting life’s disappointments keep her down for long”.  Dee was a member of Trinity Chapel in Sarasota, where she was living at the time of her death.

I grew up in Florida with EAL and took my FIRST-ever flight on the Electra and the Whisperjet and later in life enjoyed use of the C-4 passes as an airline employee when I worked for Continental Airlines as a crew scheduler.  I do so miss the business and am interviewing with Southwest and Virgin America at the present time no less.   I have a home in the Spokane area, Liberty Lake, and also sang in the Symphony Chorus as well and also miss Spokane right now and do so hope to return to Spokane soon.   If you care to call, 509-496-3282 is my cellular and I would be delighted to have a chat with you.

I searched your site but do not see Dee listed anywhere so possibly you could add some appropriate information about her.

Thanks for listing and hope to meet you some time in Spokane – John

John Lettelleir

1423 S Garry Road

Liberty Lake, WA  99019

509-496-3282 - Cellular


comments:        Captain Richard B. Smith  died February 25, 2009.  He was based in MIA and flew fro 1946 to 1979.  He loved flying and loved working for "The Wings of man

Date:            Friday, March 27, 2009


:        Capt. Woody Hargrove


comments:        My Father was an EAL employee for 25 years.  He was based at Bos.  He was a crew chief cleaning the planes his name is Arthur H White

Date:            Thursday, April 09, 2009


comments:        Penny-Schilling Nelson died unexpectedly on Feb. 15, 2009.  She was hired as a F/A in 1969 and based at JFK and EWR.

Date:            Sunday, April 12, 2009


I lost a very dear friend last week. Eastern Airlines lost a legacy.

Ruth Grafton passed away.

Ruth spent more than 44 years flying for Eastern Airlines. She talked me and many other flight attendants into bringing orphans from Korea and Vietman for adoption in the US, as volunteers on our precious days off. Ruth taught me so much about so many things. She did not tolerate laziness. She was an excellent representative for our company. A great smile and amazingly blue eyes that sparkled most of the time. I loved flying with her. She honored me by inviting me to her 35th anniversary luncheon to get her Hat in the Ring pin. She was allowed only two guests. When I began commuting to Orlando, she stepped in, giving me hints and shortcuts. I passed that on when I moved to Colorado and met people just starting to commute. Ruth would tolerate nothing less. She helped everyone and expected us all to do the same.

I never forgot Ruth and finally decided to find her again about 7 years ago. I was already living in Spokane, WA. During my search for her, I learned that she was an ambassador to the chamber of commerce where she lived. Naturally, she was honored many times for her dedication as a volunteer. That was Ruth. I finally discovered her phone number and mailing address. I wrote a letter, rather than call. I had no idea if she could or would remember me or even be able to hear me.

I called a week later. She picked up the phone and I said, Ruth, this is Alexa. I have wanted to connect with you for so long. She said "'then why haven't you?". Yep. She did not tolerate laziness. We had a wonderful conversation.

Ruth Flora Grafton                         

GRAFTON, RUTH FLORA, 87, of Ocoee, FL, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2009.


:        1Anthony M. Coscia EAL Employee # 17954 Passed ON  May, 2007

Date:            Monday, May 18, 2009


comments:        Patrick J Loughlin, my father, passed away on August 28, 2007 at the age of 72.  He worked for eastern from about 1967-1989.

Date:            Friday, May 22, 2009


Capt. Ed Maddox passed on April 13, 2009?  He was an outstanding pilot and a real sweetheart of a guy.  Many thanks.

Date:            Sunday, June 14, 2009


Harold Cornwell                Family-Placed Death Notice  CORNWELL, Harold HAROLD J. CORNWELL Harold J. Cornwell, age 90, of Atlanta, died Sunday, June 14, 2009


Hi Alexa,

 My father Patrick J Loughlin passed away August 28,2007 at age 72.  We worked for Eastern as a Properties Manager, based in NY  headquarters until they moved headquarters to MIA, then JFK till about 1989.


comments:        Lawrence De Vico Born July 1923 Died  July 1979 After battles on Iwo Jima, Saipan, and  Okinawa my father lost his final battle w/ cncer eal 1957-79 

Date:            Sunday, July 19, 2009


        My mom worked at MIA as a secretary, between approx 1950-1956.  Her name was Faye Sisk Ebsary (daughter of Geo. Sisk mechanic)  passed Jan 20, 2009  

Date:            Monday, July 20, 2009


   kathleen stoltenberg

Date:            Saturday, July 25, 2009


Royal Michael Cauthorn

Date:            Tuesday, July 28, 2009


bill tansky alaska air pilot

Date:            Thursday, July 30, 2009


obituary for Donald J. Kelley-deceased in 1985

Date:            Saturday, August 01, 2009


Capt. SWEEZEY, Aubrey

Date:            Wednesday, August 05, 2009


comments:        My father, Capt. Edgar C. Maddox, passed away on April 13, 2009.  His online obituary can be found at www.oakesandnichols.com

Date:            Tuesday, April 21, 2009


comments:        My father, Seymour Skip Owens, worked for Easter in MIA for 25 yrs & retired circa '90.  He passed away 9 Mar 08 at 78.  Emily  huntere13@hotmail.com

Date:            Monday, August 10, 2009


comments:        CAPTAIN JOE C.CAMPBELL, ATLANTA TOOK HIS FINAL FLIGHT MARCH 8TH, 2008.IF YOU KNEW HIM, SHARE MEMORIES, EMAIL, WIFE,BARBARA

Date:            Saturday, August 22, 2009


comments:        Frank Gibbs, One of the first Eastern flight stewards, saved Eddie Rickenbacker from the plane crash south of Atlanta, retired as station mgr Pensacola

Date:            Thursday, September 03, 2009


comments:        George Wimberly, Sr Florida

Date:            Friday, October 02, 2009


comments:        Harold David Slayden Harold David "Hap" Slayden died Tuesday, May 14, 2008, in Miami, Fla

 

Dottie Berger, Mia Flight Attendant


comments:        Mary "Missy" Little (Hinson) Thorne, former flight attendant instructor, passed away  Sept. 10, 2006 (from The Watauga Democrat). MurphyGobeau@aol.com


  1Odell H. Johnson, retired EAL Captain, died September 4, 2009.  If you wish a copy of the obituary contact me at ovjohnson@aol.com.  Virginia M. John


John Conrad Williams 1945-1997


Mrs.  Pamela Weston Gardner passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2009.  She worked in reservations for EAL 1970's -1991. nwestonharris@msn.com

   Pameal Weston Gardner was also known by the name Pamela McCray.  Memorial service on Sat.,, 12/12/09, 1 p.m., The Banquet Hall, Jonesboro, GA. 

 


DeLuca, Vincent Patrick, 71, of Hollywood, FL, aircraft elect.    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sunsentinel/    Pub12/04/09 dfmcintyre@comcast.net


   Debbie Jacobs, flight attendant 1972 until EAL bankruptcy, was killed on Sept. 11, 2001, as head purser on United Airlines Flight 93


  Denise "Dee Dee" Newton,, Flight Attendant at JFK, died June, 2003   cyoung207@yahoo.com


  Ray Geyer's (aka "Snake") daughter , he died when I was 13. Looking for anyone who knew who he was, because I dont & never will.  vikinqn16@aol.com


   Lois Bintz Hacker (my mom) died  Jan 29,'04.  Flight attend. in MIA in the mid '40's w/Ruth Grafton, Harriett Derryberry & Dot Loft.  a303fish@aol.com


:        Lenard Braunberger passed away  in Nov of 1990 of cancer. worked  MIA for 30 years.


comments:        1 my father george r. manley passed away 1/13/09 he worked for e.a.l. in miami fl. started as steward, crew scheduling , flightalocation retied1976 my email walris1@yahoo.com i'm his son

Date:            Thursday, February 11, 2010


comments:        May I post my father's obituary?  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/herald/obituary.aspx?n=carroll-arbogast&pid=139700704 (jacquieflint@hotmail.com)

Date:            MONDAY, February 15, 2010


 

 Wynona French worked in Norfolk VA from 1979-1991 as a customer service agent. She recently passed in January, 2010French, Wynona -  Wynona Virginia French ROANOKE - Wynona Virginia French, 61, after a long battle with illness slipped peacefully from this earthly life Sunday, Jan. 17, ... Published in The Virginian Pilot on 1/20/2010


    Captain Ralph Smith Eastern Air Lines

Date:            Thursday, March 04, 2010


Shirley Bartles. 30 Year Vet of EAL. Most recent post Druid Hills CTO / ATL, Died in Sept 2009. What a great asset to EAL...From an old customer

Date:            Saturday, March 20, 2010


 Captain Claire Wojick.     My e-mail is ltavolino@mwe.com

Date:            Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Anthony (Toby) Lugowski, B727 Captain, based MIA, passed away Feb. 2009 after open heart surgery in AZ, where he had lived for several years

Date:            Thursday, April 01, 2010


   Laura S. Weikel passed away March 27, 2010. CLT Reservations 1963-1985. Both my sister Ann & I also worked for EAL. Posted by Barbara Weikel.

Date:            Friday, April 02, 2010


sally luther carrolltown

Date:            Friday, April 09, 2010


     Bill Chadzak, Supervisor, PHLOO, passed in the Fall of 2009. Rest in Peace Chad

Date:            Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Mary Sterling (Shipping, Reservations) passed away on May of 2008. She enjoyed working for Eastern and we both loved flying Eastern. She will be deep

Date:            Wednesday, May 05, 2010


Shirley Alexiou, Saturday, May 15, 2010

Shirley passed away early Saturday morning. She had been battling cancer.

Shirley was a flight attendant supervisor in MIA for many years. When she had been employed by EAL for 14 years, she was the senior flight attendant on the infamous ‘O ring’ L1011 to NAS. She did an incredible job, with little info from the cockpit, preparing the passengers and crew for a ditching.

Shirley will be well-missed. She has been involved in political endeavors in the southern fla area for several years, in addition to participating in flight attendant functions and reunions.

Shirley Alexiou. Survived by a son and husband, Nick and Jon.

Rest well Shirley. You earned the rest.

Alexa conway


Roger Brower passed on April 1 2010. Roger worked at ORL and GNV.


  Aiden Horan, Res Supvr, WDBRR, passed away 4Jun2010,  He was 76 and was with EAL 1956-1989.

Date:            Wednesday, June 09, 2010


 

comments:        Dennis Clifford, EAL FA NY, Boston 1980's, died at home in Honolulu on 9/6/10. After Eastern, Dennis flew for NWA (& Delta post merger). RIP my friend

 


     Patty Urso, ATL F/A  passed away May 25, 2010 from cancer.   (jcbaxter503@yahoo.com)

Date:            Tuesday, June 29, 2010


    Capt. Floyd Francis Davis - 7/13/1921 to 1/18/1985 - Miami Based EAL Pilot , M-202's to L-1011 [12 type ratings] Happy B. D. - Miss you dad, Ken Davis

Date:            Saturday, July 10, 2010


     Betty Houston Atlanta Crew Scheduler passed  Friday July  23 after a short battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She loved Eastern and had many memories.

Date:            Sunday, July 25, 2010


I just found this site. My father Captain Herbert Charles Pickartz passed away Mar 22, 1983. He retired from Eastern Sep 15, 1982.

Date:            Friday, July 30, 2010


Harold E. Rice, Sr. of Richmond, Va. passed away May 30, 2009. Harold was with Eastern AirLines for 25 years. 

Date:            Tuesday, August 31, 2010


  My father Bill Polakos (JFK,LAX,ONT,AVP,DTW) passed away September 2009. Dad loved to talk about his Eastern years. We miss him every day.

Date:            Thursday, September 16, 2010


   Anthony F. DeFillipo

Date:            Wednesday, October 13, 2010


 raoul skok past away jan 29 2009  based in houston  eastern air lines

Date:            Saturday, November 06, 2010


george earl mcnamee

Date:            Monday, November 15, 2010


 Passed  John A Brisendine April 2004- Flight Attendant in ATL and MIA 1942 thru 1977. He is missed by his family and all his friends.

Date:            Tuesday, November 16, 2010


 H. Glynn Ray, Beloved family member & retired EAL Manager w/35 yrs of service, passed 11/25/10. Funeral: Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, GA 11a 12/1/10

Date:            Sunday, November 28, 2010


Captian Erwin J. Korczynski lost his fight with Cancer on 05 Jan 11 at 20:18 EST.                                                                   

Date:            Friday, January 07, 2011


GREGORY, BARBARA CUMBERLAND, 67, passed away peacefully at her home on February 23, 2011. Barbara was born on Aug. 4, 1943, in Toronto, Canada and later moved to Miami. Barbara's first love was flying. She "earned her wings" everyday as a stewardess and in upper management for Eastern Airlines for more than 25 years.

R

Bernadette (nee Klusman) Ciastko, died March 3, in Ormond Beach, FL.  Eastern Stewardess from 1960 (?) to 1963.  There's more to add 608 201 3044

Date:            Monday, March 07, 2011


 stewardess Marilyn I Mitchell June 7 2010

Date:            Friday, March 11, 2011


 William A. Meagher, III - born Aug. 8, 1967 - Flight Instructor - Died Feb. 19, 1993 - Atlanta, GA in mid-air plane crash.  Love you forever.

Date:            Monday, March 14, 2011


 jerry owens eastern pilot

Date:            Friday, May 27, 2011


 Captain Lewis H. Neeb,Jr. passed away January 3,2011.  Lew was a pilot based in Miami and married to F/A Donna Neeb   They divorced in 1988.

Date:            Monday, March 28, 2011

pilot jqhn b. elrod...based dca,mia.  was neighbor in dca...was told he died..information would be appreciated.. s. de sutter -bachiyork@gmail.com  

Date:            Monday, May 23, 2011


My father, Chester G. Miller, Passenger Service Agent, in PHL from 1950s to 1982, died at the age of 85 on May 17, 2011     lclary@ridleysd.org

Date:            Sunday, June 19, 2011


comments:        My DAD Edward J Gibbons passed away on July 1 2011 he was a flight attendant for 32 years from the 1950's to 1983 my email is concordeguy@aol.com


http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/njherald/obituary.aspx?n=doreen-joy-thompson&pid=152678851

My mother Doreen Thompson passed,  rickt86@gmail.com

Date:            Friday, July 22, 2011


Joyce Ann Cameron, age 86,

On 1 November, 2011. Formerly of Louisville, KY, passed after a valiant 27 year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  Beloved Mother of Toni Cameron Little and William Ronald Cameron and Nana to Charles Richardson, III, Dr. Nicole Sicre, Cameron Richardson and Ian Cameron.  She adored her great grandchildren Gabriela and Siena Sicre, Cameron Richardson, Jr and Charles Richardson IV.  Joyce is survived by one sister, Ruth Huckaby of Jacksonville, FL, nieces and nephews.  Family will receive loved ones and friends for a memorial service on November 4, from 1 to 2 PM at Advent Funeral Home, 7211 Lee Highway, Falls Church.  Interment Columbia Gardens, Arlington, immediately following.


comments:        barbara kline atlanta ga dinning service

   Date:            Sunday, November 06, 2011


comments:        1clmeyer1@verizon.net  My husband was Arthur D.Meyer , who died on September 1,2005. HE WORKED FOR eASTERN  FROM 1956 UNTIL HE RETIRED I

Date:            Sunday, November 13, 2011


comments:        george hale miami florida

Date:            Sunday, November 20, 2011


comments:        1 Wayne Cobb passed away 11/16/11  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/floridatoday/obituary.aspx?n=wayne-richard-cobb&pid=154731471&fhid=10208

Date:            Wednesday, November 30, 2011


comments:        Victor Trammell passed away 6/3/2009.  R/S at DCA 1967 until the end of EAL.  He lived in Myrtle Beach, SC.  Posted by his wife Janet.

Date:            Wednesday, December 07, 2011


comments:        jerome wood eastern airlines president in the 70's

Date:            Thursday, December 29, 2011


comments:        Nastalia Ann Marks aka Molly Putman of San Antonio, TX. Eastern Airlines Flight Attendant, MIA and ATL bases. Passed away September 21, 2010.

Date:            Monday, January 02, 2012


comments:        Capt. Paul F. Abel changed his flight plan for a loftier final destination on January 19th, 2012 at the age of 93.  He had many fond memories of EAL.

Date:            Thursday, February 02, 2012


 comments:        my father fred "the pencil " flynn logan airport boston passed away oct 2006 loved the airline and his job

Date:            Tuesday, May 22, 2012


comments:        John C. Yost Sr. passed away on July 11, 2000 at his home in Hampshire, IL.  Retired in '88, DC-10 Captain.  Based in MIA.  DHC2Pilot@hotmail.com(Son)

Date:            Friday, June 01, 2012


comments:        1Gwendolyn Wendy Hawkins

Date:            Thursday, June 21, 2012


 

comments:        Sadly I report that my father Anthony W Menese Jr, "Tony" 13 year EAL employee died on July 2nd 2012.  JP Menese Email:  jp2spidey@aol.com

Date:            Thursday, July 12, 2012

 


comments:        C. Patricia Warehime (Ray), passed away on July 7, 2012. Pat worked in Baltimore in reservations and the ticket counter in the late 50's and 60's.

Date:            Friday, July 13, 2012


:        jack mcgivney, mia '55-85, died 4 july 2012 from brain cancer.  a really great guy.

Date:            Sunday, July 15, 2012



comments:        Looking for my sister Jacquiline Johnson who worked for Eastern in 1962

Date:            Monday, August 06, 2012


 Floyd D. Hall, a former airline pilot who rose to chairman and chief executive of Eastern Airlines in the mid-1960s but who was unable to stem the financial
difficulties that eventually led to the company’s demise, died on April 26 at a nursing home in Woodstock, Vt. He was 96.
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Floyd D. Hall

His daughter, Nancy Morton, confirmed his death.

Mr. Hall, whose 12 years as head of Eastern Airlines were bracketed by the leadership of two renowned fliers — the World War I fighter ace Eddie Rickenbacker and
the astronaut Frank Borman — led the company from 1964 to 1976.

“He will take over what may well be the toughest job in the business, scrubbing the moss off a carrier that used to be the biggest and most consistent
moneymaker,” Newsweek wrote in December 1963, when Eastern’s board lured Mr. Hall away from Trans World Airlines. Since 1960, Newsweek continued,
“Eastern has lost $39 million, including $12.5 million in the first nine months of 1963.”

The company had been plagued by stodgy management, increasing competition on its once-lucrative routes — mostly along the East Coast — and complaints about
old planes, late departures and unsatisfactory onboard service.

Mr. Hall increased shuttle flights. He improved the quality and variety of onboard meals and introduced free drinks in first class. He greatly improved on-time
ratings. And he made all of that known through aggressive advertising, notably a “Wings of Man” campaign created by Young & Rubicam.

“I believe that if we bite the bullet where we have to, stand tall, tighten our belt and remember that second-best is not good enough, we can rehabilitate this
airline,” he told The New York Times shortly after moving into his office and hanging his framed TWA pilot’s wings and captain’s stripes on the wall.


After switching from the cockpit to the executive suite at TWA, Mr. Hall helped resuscitate that struggling airline. As senior vice president, systems general
manager and a board member, he played a major role in TWA’s reporting $18 million in profit in 1963, compared with a deficit of $10.8 million the year before.

“Pilot Hall has impressive experience in pulling out of nose dives,” Time magazine said in 1964.

But his efforts at Eastern did not fare as well. In October 1975, when Mr. Hall stepped down as chief executive after 12 years, the company announced a net loss
of $20.7 million for the year to date. Faced with increasing competition from discount airlines, Eastern continued to struggle for the next 16 years. Its last
flight was on Jan. 18, 1991.

Floyd D. Hall was born on April 4, 1916, to Weldon and Hattie Brown Hall in Lamar, Colo., where his father owned a hotel. He graduated from the University of
Colorado in 1938 and soon enlisted in the Army Air Corps. After two years in the corps, he was hired as a first officer by TWA.

When the United States entered World War II, Mr. Hall was called back into the Air Corps, where he rose to lieutenant colonel. He rejoined TWA in 1946 and was a
pilot for the next 10 years. His two brothers, Howard and Wesley, who died before him, were also TWA pilots.

Besides his daughter, Mr. Hall is survived by his stepson, Nixon Griffis; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Kimathea Griffis,
died in 2000. His first marriage, to the late Mary Feild, ended in divorce.

As a teenager in the early 1930s, Mr. Hall made his first flight, in a Ford Tri-Motor. But even after going into management, he continued to fly.

“I flew a Boeing 727 jet seven months ago, and didn’t bang it up at all,” he said after becoming chief executive of Eastern. “On the other hand, I wouldn’t
subject Eastern’s cash customers to my brand of flying.”



Floyd Hall has left this planet. He was a dear friend. He was the leader of Eastern Airlines and remains revered by former employees today. Floyd loved western novels and considered himself a writer to challenge Louis L'Amour. He was a gentleman and shrewd business person. He will be missed. RIP Floyd. Alexa Conway


Patricia B. Buckland

 

For all our EAL Family I’m sad to inform you that our mother, Patricia Buckland, passed on September 24th 2012 after a stroke. She was the loving wife of Charley Buckland who worked for Eastern for some 40+ years. Having started with Colonial and then on to Eastern. Charley passed in 1999. Pat was with him through all of it. Just as his three sons are “airline brats” she was an “airline wife” of a true company man. She moved the whole household through transfers from LaGuardia to Miami back to Kennedy to Houston and back to Miami. She took care of it all with the three small kids in tow, through the long hours and Dad gone for weeks sometimes if, sadly, there was a plane down, or an emergency at another station.

 

She is survived by those three “airline brats”, sons George, Charles and Thomas, her three loving daughters-in-law Sue, Tina and Jennifer, a wonderful Grandson Morgan and his lovely wife Molly, a Great-Grandson Braeden and a loving extended family including Judith, Patricia and Robbie and of course all of you in the Eastern Airlines family who shared so much. As I know it is with many of you, Eastern was the focus of our lives even if only through our parents. It was the world we grew up in and we were touched by everything and everyone that was Eastern. Thank you so much.

 

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown, NY. Online condolences may be made at www.cooperstownfuneralhome.com.   


 captain stedman bell, miami,fl


 Friday, November 02, 2012 7:57 AM

The reason Iam emailing you is that F/A Dorothy A. Payne, better known as Dotti, passed away yesterday in Florida. I tried to connect with EARA but they do not have awebsite anymore. Dotti flew for over 30 years out of JFK and Mia. She was born in NY and her last 20 or 25 years have lived around the Miami area. She also worked with our Union in many different jobs including Sec and Treasurer under Robert{cant remember his last name}(Callahan, per Alexa) presidency in the 70s. She has a living brother in Port St, Lucie and a niece and nephew. I would appreciate it very much if you can pass this info to EARA. She had many friends in NY and also in Mia, and in some of the bases that EA had. I am one of them and I liked very much and will miss her, She was agreat person!

I thank you in advance

God bless you

Carmen R, Pietri

San Juan, Puerto Rico


  Don Hoffman Age 64 passed away Wednesday Nov 28.2012.  64yrs old., worked both Mia Tower System control & Atl. For 20yrs.

    

Date:            Friday, November 30, 2012



     david l. vanderlinden

Date:            Monday, December 03, 2012



Birth:  Sep. 11, 1920
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Death:  Jan. 23, 1997
Zephyrhills
Pasco County
Florida, USA

Lee E. Hines, captain of plane hijacked to Cuba, 76
Date: January 30, 1997

Lee Everett Hines, formerly of Atlanta, safely piloted a hijacked Eastern airliner to Havana and was a longtime advocate for airline safety.
Mr. Hines, 76, died Jan. 23 of respiratory failure at his Zephyrhills, Fla., home
In 1972, four gunmen stormed aboard Capt. Hines' jet in Houston, Texas, leaving one Eastern employee dead and another wounded. The hijackers demanded that the Syracuse, N.Y-bound Boeing 727 fly to Havana.
Although his jet was riddled with bullets by the gunmen, Capt. Hines' "coolness and bravado were cited for saving lives," said his son, Michael L. Hines of Atlanta. Capt. Hines, his Atlanta-based crew and 37 passengers were released in Havana.
Passenger safety was the highest priority for Capt. Hines. "He used to say that he worked for the passengers first and Eastern Air Lines second," said former Eastern pilot and longtime friend Grady Stone.
An expert in air safety, Capt. Hines was frequently called upon to testify before Congress and was an officer in Air Line Pilots Association.

  


Stanley Pollack-77 Born January 17,1927 had passed away on March 14,2004 He is missed by his Daughter Robyn and his only grandsons.William & Nicholas

Date:            Monday, January 14, 2013


 

  richard grubic dca ramp

Date:            Wednesday, January 16, 2013


 

- My great friend and mentor David C. Vallin, BUFSM, died suddenly from a stroke on Dec. 19, 2011 at 72. Too young!. He was an awesome boss! RIP!

Date:            Tuesday, January 22, 2013



robert endtler milwaukee pilot

Date:            Thursday, January 24, 2013




Don A. Hoffman, Nov 28, 2012,Clt Res.CHS Dept, ATLTA, ATL Control Tower, MIAAF, MIA Controll Tower, MIA SYS Control, Worked until the End. My Ex-25yr

Date:            Sunday, February 03, 2013




 Sister on 8/6/2012 is looking for Jackoline Johnson, but left no contact, I have the info, can you help .Tks.Bill Power wdppower@gmail.com

      We deeply regret to annouce the murder suicide of EWR F/A's Steve Sutton and his wife Jane,  Plainfield, NJ both were EAL F/A - EWR

       Monday, March 11, 2013

1John Porter mechanic and maintenance instructor

    Sunday, May 05, 2013

        Ms. Gerraldine Zagarino       Tuesday, April 30, 2013


     Christine Hamilton, formerly of the Air Travel Planning department in Miami, passed away on November 30th, 2012. hami9000@earthlink.net


HAHS - Robert Rudolph, 64, of Uniondale passed away on February 6, 2008. He worked the JFK ramp for 25 years. Submitted by Rod Ragazzo (JFK) 3/23/13


     My father JulesS Lomax worked at EAL in the 1950's. He was a mechanic who went on to Pratt&Whitney Aircraft in 1956. Entered the space race. D 3/28/90


 William A. Corkran  Born Oct.19,1929  Passed away Oct.21,2009   Dad was a Flight Engineer at Eastern from 1956 until 1965


comments:        Victor Ruiz passed away today Dec. 19. He worked for EAL for over 30yrs. in JFK and Los Angeles Airport. He was living in San Juan were he died      

Date:            Wednesday, December 18, 2013


       bazluki, greg senior

Date:            Thursday, December 26, 2013


 KENT FLOYD WATTERSON, MIA REZ '66- ?, PASSED 9/13/94, RON WATTERSON,HIS BROTHER, EAL '66-'78 (MIA-CLT) Fossilwolf@cfl.rr.com

Date:            Tuesday, February 04, 2014


Captain Harvey Griffith, who was based in Atlanta until the demise of EAL. He loved Eastern and its people. He left this earth in January 2014. 

Date:            Tuesday, February 18, 2014


  Carroll M. Arbogast, Sr., 87, died on February 3, 2010 at his home in Miami.  He worked for Eastern Airlines from 1949 (Idlewild) until 1982 (MIA).

Date:            Friday, March 21, 2014


 Susan M O'Neill, FA MIA passed June 4, 2012

Date:            Saturday, April 12, 2014


 Harvey Griffith, retired pilot last based in Atl. Passed Jan 2014. Loved EAL. Survived by daughter Deborah, EAL F/A and son Rick. 

Date:            Tuesday, August 05, 2014


  My father John McConnell passed August 2nd 2014 ,30 year employee of Eastern, DCA

father John B. McConnell passed away 08-02-14 He worked DCA gate 19 for many years as well as his hot dog stand in the bag room! Lol He loved working at Eastern and talked of it often, As a child going to work with him and meeting all the wonderful people I understand why!

Date:            Wednesday, August 06, 2014