Age 84, of Minnetrista. A pilot at 13, he bought his first plane at age 16. He started as an A & P and pilot for Pan Am. He flew for Pacific, Hughes AirWest and Republic where he was the 727 program manager. He retired from Northwest as a 747 Capt. The beloved husband of Rosa for 60 years, father of Rosalee and grandfather of Ryan, he will also be missed by baby sister, Lorena, friends and colleagues. His family takes comfort in Jesus promise at John 5:28, 29 of a resurrection.