More detail on this person: GRAPEVINE -- Alfred Autrey Breath, 63, a retired captain with
Continental Airlines, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at his residence after a brief illness.
Memorial service: noon Saturday, Feb. 28, at Lucas & Thompson Funeral Directors, 2000 W. College, Grapevine. Burial: 3 p.m. Friday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Memorials: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, North Texas Chapter, 12850 Spurling Drive, Suite 220, Dallas, Texas 75230; or American Diabetes Association, 1307 Eighth Ave., Suite 311, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.
Al was born Sept. 15, 1940, in Port Arthur. He graduated from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi, New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., and the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA. Al had three loves: his family, his friends and flying. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter McCutcheon "Mac" Breath and Elizabeth Autrey Breath.
Capt. Breath flew for World Airways as a DC-6 first officer in 1968 and for Braniff International from 1969 to 1982 as second officer and captain on the B-707, B-727, B-747 and DC-8. He also served in the U.S. Army in Mineral Wells and Fort Rucker, Ala., during 1971 and 1972. Al graduated first in his Army flight class and flew the TH-13, TH-55, OH-58 and the UH-1H. In 1983 Capt. Breath joined Continental Airlines. He flew as captain on Boeing 727, 737, DC-9 and DC-10 for Continental Airlines for 18 years, retiring just prior to Sept. 11, 2001. He had a zest for living, enjoying hunting, fishing, fast automobiles and cooking, "meals on wheels" for his friends. One of his last remarks was, "It's been a real good ride!"
Survivors: Wife, Mary Pat Salmon-Breath; sister, Lisa Breath Wooldridge and her husband, Rex, of Houston; nieces, Christi Wooldridge Megow and her husband, Jeff, of Houston and Maggie Wooldridge of Atlanta, Ga.; and best friends, Dr. Sam Galdney, Shelly Harrison, Ron Sistrunk, Glen Hyde, Clem Zang, George Martinez, Mike Doyle and Henry Perez.
From: Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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