SPAR NEWS

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Recent News July 27, 2021
Recent Deaths October 3, 2021
Memory Lane August 26, 2021

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Recent News

I recently learned that Dick Craven, who worked many years as Director of Flight Administration for Seaboard, died in 2020. He was 91 years old. A memorial page has been posted for him.  July 27, 2021

Reported by Martha Craven


Robert A. "Bob" Neff has been added to the list of the members of the Seaboard family who have published books with two. He worked at Seaboard for twenty years as senior vice president, corporation secretary, and director. There are now ten Seaboard authors. Please let me know if you have published one or know of one not listed.  July 19, 2021

Robert Neff's books


Capt. Dick Hettenbaugh, Jr. has joined the ranks of the members of the Seaboard family who have published books. There are now nine. Please let me know if you have published one or know of one not listed.  April 8, 2020

Commander George


Capt. David Hill has joined the ranks of the members of the Seaboard family who have published books. There are now eight.  April 8, 2020

Summer Birds of Percé -A Tourist's Guide


A terrific newsreel about Seaboard during the Korean War has been posted on youtube by Bob Haley, husband of Art Norden's daughter Betsy. Be sure to watch it.  April 7, 2014

Earlier news items previously posted in this section can be seen here.


Memory Lane

In the memorial section, a page has been added for Capt. Warren Gentry. He died in 1983 at age 39.  August 26, 2021


In the memorial section, a page has been added for Capt. Henry Van Nuys. He died in 2018 at age 97.  May 20, 2021

Reported by Capt. Bill Bond


In the memorial section, the photo of Glenn Van Warrebey, a navigator, has been replaced by a better one.   May 2, 2021

Earlier items previously posted in this section can be seen here.


Recent Deaths

Andy Flood

I just learned that Andy Flood, Avionics Maintenance Manager, died on April 30, 2020. He was 86 years old. A memorial page has been posted for him.   October 3, 2021


Klaus Hasenpflug

Klaus Hasenpflug (Seaboard maintenance FRA) died in Germany on August 13th, 2021. He was 89 years old. A photo has been posted in the memorial section.   August 17, 2021

Reported by Heribert Diehlmann


Donald J. "Jay" Maxwell

Jay Maxwell died on August 12, 2021. He was 82 years old. A memorial page has been posted for him.   August 14, 2021

An obituary was posted online here.

Reported by Capt. Paul Jordan


Donald Lee Maxwell

Don Maxwell died on July 4, 2021. He was 92 years old. A memorial page has been posted for him.   August 14, 2021

An obituary was posted online here.


Nancy Cuddy Pennell

Nancy Cuddy Pennell died on July 16, 2021 in Pleasanton, Calif. where she had lived for more than 30 years. She was 78 years old.  July 26, 2021

There will be a visitation on Wednesday, July 28th and a funeral mass on Thursday, July 29th in Pleasanton. An obituary with details has been posted online here.

Reported by Patty Hyatt


Norm Baehr

Norm died in Clearwater, Fla. on July 14, 2021. He was 87 years old. No service is scheduled at this time. A notice has been posted by the funeral home.  July 22, 2021

Reported by Mary Ann Jeffries


Capt. Bill McMakin

Bill died on May 21, 2021, a month short of his 98th birthday.   July 13, 2021

Martha McMakin

Martha died on January 10, 2021. She was 73 years old.   July 13, 2021

Reported by Beth McMakin


I just learned that Marlene Macelhenny died on July 30, 2016. She was 73 years old. There is an obituary online.   June 27, 2021

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/newspress/name/marlene-macelhenny-obituary?pid=181004461

Reported by Diana Stannard Huenerbein


Tina Mortensen Bennett

Tina died on January 25, 2021. She was 82 years old. An obituary has been posted online:   February 25, 2021

Obituary

Reported by Christina Bennett


Ken Dibbell

Ken died on November 30, 2020. He was 86 years old. An obituary was posted online:   February 9, 2021

Obituary

Reported by Capt. John Dickson


Gisela Mall, who worked in accounting in Frankfurt, died on December 20, 2020. She was 91 years old.   December 29, 2020

Reported by Heribert Diehlmann


Fran Winkelman

Fran died on November 13, 2020. She was 84 years old. An obituary with details of the funeral arrangements has been posted online:   November 16, 2020

Obituary and funeral arrangements

Reported by Capt. Paul Jordan


Stephanie Webster Wilson

Stephanie died in October 2020 of natural causes. No other information has been received.   November 14, 2020

Reported by Nancy Pennell


Jim Haynes

Jim died on November 6, 2020.   November 6, 2020

Reported by Haynes family


George Jacoban

George died on October 30, 2020. He was 97 years old.   October 31, 2020

Reported by Capt. Paul Jordan


Notices previously listed here about members of the Seaboard family who died have been transferred to their memorial pages or to this page.

For the memorial section (with some pictures and biographical information) for members of the Seaboard family who died, click here.


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