About Our Club Members

Richard Jewell                 19 MAR 2021

Our Club's Co-Vice President

 

LAX Aircraft Mechanic, 1966-2001

 

... departed West onboard a Super Luxury Starstream TWA jet in Royal Ambassador First Class after a challenging fight with Cancer.

 

A US Navy veteran, who graduated from Los Angeles Trade Tech College, was based in LAX for his entire TW career.

 

He is survived by his wife Barbara and daughter Heather. 

 

A Memorial Service is planned for Monday 28 June at 11am.

Hopefully, Orange County COVID guidelines will allow everyone to attend.   Please check back here as the date nears.

 

Messiah Lutherian Church

4861 Liverpool Street

Yorba Linda .. CA 92886

 

Click HERE for a Google Map of the location, plus directions.

 

Condolences:

Barbara Jewell

1318 Sao Paulo Avenue

Placentia .. CA 92870-3927

 

richbarbj1@gmail.com

 

For some photos of Richard & Barbara at different Club Luncheons ... please Click HERE.

Tom Vavrek, 82                    23 MAY 2021

 

LAX Airport Ticket Agent

LAX Ramp Supervisor

LAX Passenger Service Manager

 

... departed west on 23 May 2021 after a long illness combatting benign brain tumors.

 

 

Services Planned for 17 June 2021 at 10am.

American Martyers Roman Catholic Church

624 15th Street, Manhattan Beach

For location and driving directions ... click HERE.

 

Buriel Services planned following above listed service.

Holy Cross Cemetary

5835 West Slauson Avenue, Culver City

For location and driving directions ... click HERE.

 

Tom's wife, Judy, (TWA Flight Attendant) departed west

on 18 December 2019.  Scroll down for information.

 

Click inside a photo for name identification.

Gerald Max Joske, 95     13 MAY 2021

 

... took a TWA Starstream Luxury Jet West  on 19 February 2021.   Gerry's entire TWA career was at LAX airport.

 

The Club was just now notified of this departure, whereas the funeral services have already happened on 26 March.

 

For the published obituary ... click HERE.

Gerry

Gerry, Lorna Williams, Angele (Gerry's Wife)

Gerry, Barbara Force

Brian Pritchard, 85            09 FEB 2021

 

LAX Reservations

 

... departed West onboard a jumbo TWA Starstream Jet in Royal Ambassador First Class.   Brian spent his 85th birthday in the hospital, but departed West peacefully at home on 07 February 2021.

 

Shirley Pritchard

1626 Wellington Place

Westlake Village .. CA 91361

 

For a photo album ... Click HERE.

Apologies to our fellow TWAer's pictured within the album that I could not identify.   Our LAX reservations center closed in 1999 (22 years ago) and my person recognition is fading.  // Paul

Kay Gundersen                     19 AUG 2020

 

CHI LAX Reservation Services Agent

LAX Automation Coordinator

LAX Worldspan Automation Zone Mgr

 

... departed West on August 19 onboard a delux Starstream Jet in Royal Ambassador First Class.

 

For a photo album ... click HERE

 

Ethel Roewert                       02 JUL 2020

 

Spouse of:

Robert Roewert

MDW LAX Ticket Agent

LAX FIC

 

.. departed West on July 2 onboard a TWA Starstream Jet in Royal Ambassador First Class.

Robert Roewert

760 West Lomita Blvd, SP 121

Harbor City .. CA 90710-4227

Bruce Johnson              posted 09 JUN 2020

 

Airport Operations

 

... has departed West onboard a TWA Starstream Jet in Royal Ambassador First Class.

Fred Berger, 88                posted 07 JUN 2020

 

LAX Reservations

LAX Rate Desk

 

... has departed west on board a Starstream TWA Jet.

PHOTOS BY: BRIAN PRITCHARD

 

Wife:

Mary Berger

5516 Tyrone Ave, Sherman Oaks, CA 91405-5126

Jon Proctor                         24 APR 2020

 

Customer Service

 

... has departed West onboard a luxury TWA Starstream Jet in Royal Ambassador First Class.

 

Jon was a superior aircraft photographer and airline historian.   His articles and photos were published in countless publications.

Jon took over this issue of Airways Magazine and filled every page with photos, satistics, and our airline's history.

 

Click HERE to visit another section, of our website, that highlights Jon Proctor's effort to promote TWA as the leader in luxury air transportation, worldwide.  

 

Click HERE to display Jon's obituary.

Murray Harb                   03 APR 2020

 

Public Relations

 

... departed Westbound April 2 on a TWA Starstream Jet in Royal Ambassador First Class.

 

 

Murray successfully battled Alzheimer's for several years.

 

A Celebration Of Life gathering is postponed due to the current "Stay At Home" requirement.   For those who do Facebook, updated news is posted there first.  

Russell Drosendahl        21 FEB 2020

 

Pilot

1947-1982  34+ Years

L-1011 Captian

 

... was the Captain of a West Bound L-1011 on February 10, 2020.   He helped provide the Luxury In The Air that was TWA.

 

To view a TV commercial from 1980, that co-starred Russell, please CLICK HERE.

Alphonso Collins                   08 FEB 2020

TWA 36 Years

 

Stores LAX, Lead Clerk

 

 

... departed West on a TWA Starstream Jet in Royal Ambassador First Class as the result of a sudden heart attack.

 

Condolences:

Priscilla Collins, wife

1431 East Abila Street, Carson 90745

Anna Hing                             12 FEB 2020

 

LAX Reservations Agent

 

... departed West on February 8th aboard a luxurous TWA Starstream Jet in Royal Ambassador First Class.

Bill Cerwinsky, 84         02 SEP 2020

TWA: 30 years

 

LAX RES Services Supervisor

LAX RAMP Supervisor

 

... departed west from Las Vegas aboard a StarStream flight in Royal Ambassador First Class on September 2nd.

 

For a few photos of Bill at TWA Club and Reservation's events, please click HERE.

10 JUL 2019

Lorna Ann Williams, 75

Born: Montreal, QB Canada

 

Solari Board Operator

Paging Operator

Teletype Department

Operations Clerk

Accounting Office Clerk

 

TWA Travel Academy Instructor

Secretary, Internal Security

West Coast Coordinator: Flight 800 Trauma Team

 

... departed Westbound on a TWA Starstream Jet in Royal Ambassador First Class, on 10 July 2019.

 

To see a photo album of Lorna at recent TWA Club functions ... click HERE.   You can dowload any photo to any file in your computer, or purchase a copy (from a company with no connection to our club) incase you do not have a printer of your own, or have no photo quality paper to use.    Use the small icons at the lower right corner of each photo for those purposes.

30 APR 2019

Pearl Lanum, 98

 

Supervisor, Reservation Services, LAX

 

... departed west on April 28th 2019 on a Royal Ambassador Starstream Flight in First Class.

10 APR 2019

John Mynes, 77

 

... departed west on April 8th 2019            on a west bound TWA Royal Ambassador Starstream flight.  

 

Trudy Mynes

116 South Redwood Avenue

Brea .. CA 92821-4921

23 JUN 2018

Bob Snyder, 91

Reservations, LAX

 

... departed West onboard a TWA Starstream Jet in Royal Ambassador First Class on May 16th 2018.  

 

 

For a variety of photos of TWA people with Bob ...

Please Click HERE.

28 DEC 2017

Joe Pike

Pilot

 

... boarded a West Bound flight on Thursday 28 December.

 

Joe was a member of both the TWA LAX and TWA SAN clubs.

 

Daughter:

Joy Skillman

20625 Via Bilbao, Yorba Linda CA 92887

                                                    18 DEC 2017

Judy Vavrek

Flight Attendant

 

... is now on a TWA Starstream jet, in Royal Ambassador First Class, on a Westward Departure.  

 

                                                   03 DEC 2017

Mike Papp

Ramp Service, LAX

 

... departed West onboard a TWA Starstream jet in Royal Ambassador First Class on December 2nd, 2017.  

 

Wife: Carlin Papp

110 The Village, Unit 205

Redondo Beach .. CA 90277 

                                                    12 NOV 2017

David Bergmann

Past Club President, 1997 1998 1999

 

.. took a Westbound Starstream Jet on the 11th of November 2017.   David's departure was due to a heart attack.

                                                   21 OCT 2017

Patricia (Trish) Corirossi

TWA 1962-1987, 25 Years

Flight Attendant

Ground Hostess

Loss Control Agent

Customer Service Agent

Airport Operations

 

Departed the airport on a West Bound Starstream TWA Jet on October 19, 2017.

 

Her departure was from acute kidney failure.   She has donated her remains to science, with her ashes eventually being returned to her Illinois family.

                                                    15 OCT 2017

Carol Harding, 77

Flight Attendant, 40 Years

 

Departed West On A TWA Starstream Jet very recently (exact date unknown, 2017).

                                                    30 AUG 2017

Cathy Cargill, 86

 

Departed on a Westbound TWA Starstream on 28 August 2017

                                                                           28 AUG 2017

Yvonne Uhlenbeck

 

Word has been received that Yvonne has departed West in 2017.

 

 

                                                                              13 JUL 2017

Norma Belto, 88

LAX Reservation Agent, 52 Years

 

Departed West on a TWA Starstream Jet,

11 July 2017, in Royal Ambassador First Class.

                                                                             24 MAR 2017

Margaret "Maggie" Anderson

Flight Attendant

LAX Supv, Ground Hostess, TW AA

LAX VIP Public Relations, TW AA

LAX City Airport Administration

 

On Thursday, 23 March 2017, Maggie departed West aboard a TWA Starstream 747 in Royal Ambassador First Class. 

                                                                              04 MAR 2017

Jerry Lahr

Pilot

 

... has departed West in Royal Ambassador First Class.

 

Services were held Thursday 30 March 2017.

 

San Diego TWA Club member.

                                                       18 FEB 2017

John J Kelly, 86       

TWA 1959 - 1992

Many NYC & LAX Positions Including:

Ramp Services, Supervisor

Airport Ticketing, Supervisor

 

... departed West on Friday, 17 February, 2017, at his home in Lincoln, CA (Sacramento area).

                                                                                 21 JAN 2017

Goodwin Turner, 71

LAX Ramp Service

LAX Club Co-Treasurer

 

... has departed West in Royal Ambassador First Class on Saturday 21 Jan 2017.

                                                     02 JAN 2017

Helen Chang

LAX Reservations

 

... has departed West in Royal Ambassador First Class.

                                                   08 DEC 2016

Bob Von Gorres, 76

LAX Reservations Supervisor

 

... has departed West in Royal Ambassador First Class.

                                                                            18 NOV 2016

Don Erfman

LAX Reservations

 

... has departed West in Royal Ambassador First Class.

 

Don's departure was November 15, 2016 ending a long struggle with Alzheimer's.  

                                                                            12 AUG 2016

Tom Cronan

LAX Ramp Supervisor

 

... has departed West in Royal Ambassador First Class.

 

 

                                                                                 05 JAN 2016

Van Lacy

LAX Reservations

LAX Sales Department

 

Past President of this Club

 

Departed West 03 January 2016

                                                                                  22 SEP 2015

Mary Reade

Fleet Service, 25 Years

 

... flew West on September 22, 2015 in Royal Ambassador First Class.

Ray Kosanke, 85

Aircraft Radio Mechanic, 38 Years

 

... flew West on September 2, 2015, in Royal Ambassador First Class.

 

Jane Kosanke, wife

8283 Rockmont Avenue

Westminster .. CA 92683-6123

Shirley (Hutchinson) Beck

Flight Attendant,

Domestic & International

 

    Shirley flew West on July 5th, 2015, in Royal Ambassador First Class.

Lillian Martin

LAX Reservations Agent

LAX Ticket Agent .. City Ticket Offices

 

... flew West on July 5th, 2015, in Royal Ambassador First Class.

 

Lillian died in her sleep at home.

Ruthann Root

Flight Attendant

Reservations Agent

Automation Coordinator

 

... flew West on May 4th, 2015 in Royal Ambassador First Class.