More detail on this person: John W. DELAMATER John Wayne DeLamater, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, was killed in a plane crash near Birmingham, Alabama on December 10, 2003. He graduated from Marist High School in Atlanta in 1964 and attended the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. He served in the U.S. Army flying helicopters during the Vietnam War. Over the years, he flew many different types of aircraft including a PBY seaplane for explorer Jacques Cousteau on his Nile River expedition. A life-long sailor, John raced sailboats for many years on Lake Lanier near Atlanta and in the Gulf waters around Florida. John is survived by his wife, Kathy of Gulfport, Florida; his mother, Charlotte Quattlebaum of Ozark, Alabama; his son, John "Jack" DeLamater Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia; brothers, Paul, David, and Marc and a sister, Diane, all of Atlanta; and a sister, Donna of Avon, Conn; stepsons, Royal Brown of Brandon, Florida; and Dana Brown of Orlando, Florida; and 6 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17th at Gulfport Presbyterian Church in Gulfport, Florida. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to the Disabled American Veterans, Post Office Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250.
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