Captain Bill Lovelace passed away on January 28, 2011 in Victorville, CA, he was born in Dayton, OH in 1938. Bill served in the US Army where he spent considerable time in Korea before joining Pacific Air Lines in 1965. After surviving all of the mergers and acquisitions, Bill retired from NWA in 1991.
In addition to his flying career, Bill was also an accomplished magician known to many as "Orsini." He performed many magic shows over the years in the Bay Area and in the Phoenix area including many events for the Hughes Airwest Employees Club.
Services for Bill were held at the Victor Valley
Mortuary in Victorville, California on February 9, 2011 He was buried
with full military honors at Riverside National Cemetery on February 9, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Clarice,
who was also a Hughes Airwest/Republic/Northwest employee.