Warbirds Squadron 7

Boire Field,Nashua, NH

GONE WEST

ALLEN, ARTHUR

BELLINO, JOSEPH

BERNARD, ROLAND

CARLSON, ROB

CASALE, RICHARD

CURTIS, CHET

DILL, REESE

FRASER, PETER

KELLY, ROLAND

McGONAGLE, PETER

SHELTON, FRED

SOITO, JOHN

TRAMONTANO, NICK 

TURNER, ALBERT

TURNER, DAVID 

WHITEHOUSE, PATRICK 

OBITS

  
CASALE, Richard H. Of Hollis, NH, passed away Saturday, April 7th, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 10, 1931, in East Boston, MA, son of the Late Richard and Elizabeth Casale. Richard was a graduate of Boston Technical High School and Wentworth Institute of Technology. He proudly served his country in the Airforce, graduating from Hawthorne School of Aeronautics in 1953. He went on to get a B.S. in Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and in 2004 received an honorary Masters Degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology. Richard was a registered architect in MA, NH, and CT. He was a member of the B.A.C., where he later taught composition and design. He was a member of the A.I.A. and NCARB. He was a charter member of the Hollis/Brookline Rotary Club. He was partner of Keyes Association and went on to own his own architectural firm, RHCPA, of Hollis. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Regina Casale; son, Mark, and daughters, Beth McGavock and husband, Jeff, and Nicole Lowe and husband, Alex; two sisters, Barbara Casale of Revere and Charlotte Graceffa and husband, Jack of Hollis; and many nieces and nephews. Richard had a love of old planes, sailing, and taking fishing trips with his friends. His talents are seen in the design of many schools in NH and MA, and he was involved in many local municipal projects. 

 

 LT. COLONEL ALBERT TURNER, AUS


Lt. Colonel Albert N. "Al" Turner, 84, a long-time resident of Greenwood and native of New England, died as a result of injuries received in a fall.
A professional soldier, Lt Col Turner began his service as a combat infantryman in General Patton's Third Army during World War II, earning the Bronze Star for valor and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. During the 1950's, he received a direct commission in the Massachusetts Army National Guard and completed Army fixed-wing and helicopter pilot training. Following his transfer from the National Guard to the Army of the United States, he served in both the infantry and field artillery branches as a Senior Army Aviator and logged 6, 000 flight hours flying almost every aircraft in the Army inventory. He patrolled the DMZ in Korea under hostile fire and spent twelve months in Vietnam as a combat helicopter pilot. Near the end of his tour in Vietnam; he had the distinction of being selected by General William Westmoreland, commander of all U.S. Forces in Vietnam, to be his personal pilot. During a subsequent assignment to Germany, Lt. Col. Turner had the unique distinction- for an aviator- of serving as commander of an operational U.S. Army field artillery battalion. Among his decorations for service are the Meritorious Service Medal and multiple awards of the Air Medal for aerial combat. 
Following Al's retirement from the Army in 1972 after 30 years of service, the Turners lived for 17 years in Germany, in a small Bavarian farming village in the foothills of the Alps adjacent to Lake Chemisee. It was an idyllic existence and they loved every minute of it. They moved to their house on Lake Greenwood in 1988. 
Al is survived by his brothers, Donald and David; his sisters, Elaine and Claire (to whom he was "Buddy"); his wife, Virginia, their daughter, Kathleen, of Greenwood and their son, Randy, of Charleston; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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BELLINO, Joseph Paul

Joseph Paul Bellino, 68, of Squadron Line Road, Simsbury, beloved husband of Karen (Glenzel) Bellino, died Saturday (May 12, 2012) in the comfort of his home. He was born March 19, 1944 in Boston, MA, son of the late Salvatore M. and Filomena (Beatrice) Bellino. Joseph grew up in the Boston area and was a graduate of Boston College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he received his Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Colonel Bellino was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving as a Captain in the US Air Force. Colonel Bellino continued as a reservist to eventually retire as a Colonel in 1997. Among his numerous awards, Colonel Bellino's major awards include Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit award, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, the National Defense Service medal with a bronze star. As a civilian, Joe Bellino had a thriving career with the General Electric Company working locally and as far away as Hong Kong. Joe worked in many different areas ranging from small appliance development to robotic production lines working for a total of 30 years with GE. Joe Bellino was a licensed multi-engine commercial pilot, an aircraft and engine licensed mechanic and a licensed Professional Engineer. He was also a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in his hometown of Simsbury for 20 years. Joe was a member of St. Mary's Church in Simsbury. He was a highly active member of the Simsbury Airport where he was the lead "Air Boss" for the Simsbury Fly-in for the last 15 years. Joe turned a small fly-in pancake breakfast into one of the largest air shows of its kind in the Northeast with 10,000 people attending. Joe was a dedicated man to his community and a member of the Quiet Birdman. He crewed for the renowned aerobatic pilot Julie Clark who flies a T-34 at International Air Shows. Most of all, Joe will be remembered for his passions in life, his family, his grandchildren and flying his Cessna 172. Joe is survived by his loving wife; his daughter, Lisa Elliott and her husband Graham; his son, Michael Bellino and wife Debbie; sister, Marian Saluto and husband George and grandchildren, Sophia, Nicholas, Jack and Lauren.

 

 ARTHUR G. ALLEN

  Arthur G. Allen, 63, of Byfield, passed away unexpectedly at the Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport on Monday, August 2, 2010. He was thehusband of Linda (Davis) Allen of Byfield. Arthur was born in Boston, Nov. 7, 1946 son of the late George W. and Mary L. (Ashook) Allen. Arthur grew up in Boston. He graduated from theThompson Academy in 1964 and went on to graduate fromBoston University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. 
On February 14, 1969 he married his life partner,Linda (Davis) Allen. Arthur was the President of Omni Security which heand his wife founded in 1979 to help others be secure. 
Arthur had many accomplishments including:Commissioner for 9 years at M.A. C.; Chairman of Mass.Aeronautics where he was the chairman from 03 to 07; 
Rex Trailer took Arthur for his first flight in 1967. Arthur got his own license to fly over 30 years ago and owned his own plane, always giving others the hrill of taking the controls. Various charities enefited from his donated trips. Arthur knew what it was like to have nothing, so he always went overboard to make sure kids had what he did not; he 
helped many kids get their pilot's license and inspired them  to work for what they wanted. 
Giving was top of Arthur's list of things to do. Toys for Tots was a favorite. He gave generously to B.U. and to the Women's Crisis Center. He often played taps at funerals and on special occasions. He was involved at every level of community service; he drove Miss Byfield in the annual Byfield Days parade in his yellow MG. He was a supporter of local 
causes even while being involved on a national level. He was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. of MA and a member of the Byfield Protection Fire Co. #1 from 1974  on ; he was an EMT and EMT instructor.

  He helped to organize the annual Firemen's Ball. Arthur was a proud supporter of the Republican Party and he ran for public office. He enjoyed making his friends happy aboard  the Miss Byfield  in the Merrimac River, flying to his favorite breakfast spot, or stuffing a child's mailbox with candy bars  His favorite pastime was inventing characters and 
telling elaborate stories entertaining friends and he always said Never too much food on the table. Arthur will be sadly missed by family, extended family and all the many friends he made over his life.   

 

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