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The SPAR and Seaboard Websites now have approximately 830 html pages and more than 3,160 photos, not counting thumbnails. Please notify me of any typos or errors.
2023 Reunion photos
19 photos of the reunion have been posted here. The last 3 photos were added on May 31st. May 31, 2023
Video by Carol Everhart from 2010 flight attendants' reunion
In 2010, Carol Everhart sent three videos that she took at the flight attendants' reunion at the El Rancho Inn near SFO. Two of the videos were taken with a Flip video camera and hosted on Flip's website. That website was shut down in 2014. The third 5-minute video was in a format not supported by most modern web browsers. I just converted it to mp4 format which should be viewable on most up-to-date web browsers. There is a link to the video on each of the two pages of photos taken at the reunion and can be accessed directly here. August 6, 2022
Another New Seaboard author
Ron Sutphin flew for Seaboard in 1955 and 1956. He then flew for CAT, originally a Nationalist Chinese airline later renamed Air America, managed by the CIA. Ron died in 2007 and CS Norwood, one of his 9 sisters, edited and published his memoir. Ron is the twelfth Seaboard person and eleventh crewmember known to have published a book. June 14, 2022
New Seaboard author
Capt. Lynn Rippelmeyer has had a book published. She is the eleventh Seaboard person and tenth crewmember known to have done so. March 6, 2022
Life Takes Wings
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.
In the history section, a photo of a baby chicks being unloaded from a DC-4 has been added. July 22, 2023
In the aircraft section, a photo of a Seaboard CL-44D in British Overseas Airways Corp. (BOAC) livery has been added. July 14, 2023
In the memorial section, a page has been added for Edie LeRoy Restivo. She died in 1989 at 62. February 10, 2023
In the memorial section, information has been added to the memorial page for Capt. Larry Sullivan. October 25, 2022
In the history section, eight photos have been added for the Miscellaneous Photos page and three photos showing a horse, lion, and cows has been added to the Animals Transported page. september 30, 2022
In the history section, a page has been added for the Alice (Kulis) Hirschberg, secretary to chief pilot Carl Hirschberg, and later, his wife. July 31, 2022
Recently-acquired information indicates that Chris Grover, wife of Capt. Niles Grover, flew some trips for Seaboard as flight attendant. A memorial page has been posted for her here. July 28, 2022
In 1952, Seaboard established two fellowships in the Graduate School of Business of Columbia University. The brochure is shown in the memorabilia section. July 24, 2022
In the memorial section, a short account has been added for F/E Bill Neuenhaus. He died in 2011. There is also an obituary for him online. July 17, 2022
In the memorial section, a photo has been added to the memorial page for Billy Rees. June 18, 2022
In the memorial section, additional information has been added to the memorial page for Billy Rees, a navigator who died in 2011. June 14, 2022
In the memorial section, a photo and additional information has been added to the memorial page for Guy Murchie, a navigator for Seaboard during the Korean War. He was a well‑known author who wrote several books and led an interesting life. April 7, 2022
In the memorial section, a page has been added for Ron Sutphin. He flew for Seaboard in 1955 and 1956 and died in 2007 at age 76. He led an extremely interesting life. March 20, 2022
Many Seaboard aircraft returning from leases to other airlines were operated for a while in the liveries of airlines to which they had been leased. A photo of a DC‑8‑63CF in Korean Airlines colors has been added to the aircraft section. February 16, 2022
In the memorial section, the photo of Sam Fondiler, vice president of finance, has been replaced by a better one and biographical information has been added. January 7, 2022
In the history section, a page has been added for the Captain's Deck Service on B‑747F aircraft. There are two new photos showing the passenger check‑in and departure gates at a passenger terminal. The new photos are below two previously posted. January 1, 2022
Earlier items previously posted in this section can be seen here.
Capt. Karl Porsche
Karl Porsche died on February, 2023. He was 86 years old.
The funeral home posted an obituary online here. May 2, 2023
Reported by Capt. John Dickson (FTL)
Ken Chapman died on April 12, 2023. He was about 79 years old.
I will add additional information if and when it is received. April 23, 2023
Reported by Carolyn Chapman
Jürgen Heck died in Germany on February 22, 2023. He had been Director, Traffic Operations, Europe, based in Frankfurt. He was 83 years old. March 22, 2023
Reported by Heri Diehlmann
Joe Paiva died in Florida in January, 2023. He was 85 years old. March 22, 2023
Reported by Air Line Pilot magazine
Norbert Mahr died in Frankfurt on December 13, 2022. He was 87 years old. December 31, 2022
He was Station Manager in Frankfurt from 1972 to 1980.
Reported by Heri Diehlmann
Tony Moussalli died on September 9, 2022 in Germany. He was 81 years old. September 11, 2022
There will be a funeral and urn burial in Germany on September 23, 2022.
Additional information about Tony's family was added on Sept. 15.
Reported by Tommy McPherson via Heri Diehlmann
Dixie Marsh died on June 1, 2022 in San Francisco. She was 84 years old. June 17, 2022
There will be a visitation for Dixie on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 12:30 PM at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, 466 North Winchester Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050. Following the visitation will be a graveside service at 2:00 PM at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln St, Santa Clara, CA 95050.
There is an obituary online here.
Reported by Carol Everhart
Notices previously posted here about members of the Seaboard family who died have been transferred to their memorial pages or to this page.