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Carl LeRoy Poschwatta
February 5, 1937 - March 29, 2018

Carl  LeRoy  Poschwatta

Carl LeRoy Poschwatta
Feb 5, 1937 - Mar 29, 2018

Carl  LeRoy  Poschwatta
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Carl was born February 5, 1937, Albany, Oregon to Carl C. and Opal Poschwatta, and died on March, 29, 2018 in Covington, WA. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, great grandfather, and friend to so many.

Carl's parents moved the family to Sisters, OR from Albany, OR and then to Canby, OR where he graduated from Gresham High School in 1955. After high school, He joined and proudly served in the U. S. Air Force Reserve. Carl married Carol Nance, his high school sweetheart, on September 20, 1957 and had two sons, Jeff and Joe. About the same time, he started learning how to fly and had to work two jobs to support both his family and flying habit. Carl was an avid aviator, starting his career as a flight instructor at Troutdale, OR and Hillsboro, OR. Once he had the requisite experience, he was hired in 1967 by Western Airlines. Carl and Carol's young family started out in Oak Grove, OR, but moved wherever Carl's aviation career took them, eventually ending up in Federal Way, WA in 1968. He was a professional pilot for his entire career, retiring from Delta Airlines in 1997. When he wasn't working, Carl's spare time was spent in the air or working on airplanes. Along the way he taught his two sons, Joe and Jeff, to fly as well as Jeff's wife Kim.

Carl and Carol bought a house at Crest Airpark in 1976 and later moved into a house they built across the street. Carl spent the last 42 years of his life enjoying his family and friends in the Crest Airpark community. He was a consummate story teller and possessed a wealth of knowledge; an affable soul with a hearty laugh.

Carl is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol, sister Betty (Jack), son Jeffrey (Kim), brother-in-law Douglas (Beth), three grandchildren, Lisa, Faith and Kelsey, great grandchild Jaden, niece Meagan, nephew Mathew, and great-niece Audrey. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert and son Joseph.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 20416 SE 376th Street, Auburn, WA 98092, at Evergreen Sky Ranch hangar, April 21, 2018 from 2:00PM - 4:00PM. Donations can be made to the Puget Sound Antique Airplane Club scholarship fund (PSAAC, PO Box 731369, Puyallup, WA 98373).

 
 

Kathy Robison on Apr 20, 2018

I was fortunate enough to know Carl through both Kim and JoAnne, and had the pleasure of spending time with both Carl and Carol. It was always a pleasure to be in his presence. He always had great stories to tell about his years with Western and later Delta. He obviously had a passion for his flying career and his personal time with his airplanes. A gentle man and lovely soul. He will be missed by all. Great photo, by the way! KR

Audry Estes on Apr 19, 2018

Carol, you and i go back to grade school, Carl and I go back to High School. Every time I see you both at the reunions, Posh always wanted to know if I was OK and gave me great hugs. He will be missed.
Take care, Love Audry

Jude Hord on Apr 14, 2018

Such a Wonderful Man

Jude Hord on Apr 14, 2018

Such a wonderful man

NOEL on Apr 13, 2018

NOEL on Apr 13, 2018

Feeling serene

NOEL AND ROBERTA KEEFER on Apr 11, 2018

GOOD TIMES

Peter Reiss on Apr 7, 2018

I had the privilege of meeting the Poschwattas through our mutual close friends Chuck and Faye Davis. I met them when I moved out to Crest Airport in 1976. Their hospitality and warmth was immediate, and I have always since truly treasured the friendship. I had so many wonderful evenings and dinners at their home.
In the 1980's Carl taught me the real meaning of courage and conviction. I learned what "....their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor" really meant. Carl was truly a rock of strength.
The close relationship with the family continues.... Pete Reiss

Kim on Apr 6, 2018

1986-Thank you Norma for sending this photo. We remember that day like it was yesterday

Sandi (Poschwatta) Walrath on Apr 5, 2018

What time will the celebration of life be on April 21st?

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Apr
21
Saturday
Evergreen Sky Ranch Hanger
20416 SE 376th Street
Auburn , Washington 98092
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 20416 SE 376th Street, Auburn, WA 98092 , at Evergreen Sky Ranch hangar, April 21, 2018. Donations can be made to the Puget Sound Antique Airplane Club scholarship fund (PSAAC, PO Box 731369, Puyallup, WA 98373).

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