KOESY, JASON DOUGLAS, 92 born in Cleveland, Ohio, but raised in Miami, passed away April 22, 2014. A graduate of Miami Sr. High '40 and a Georgia Technical Institute student before enlisting in the Army Air Corps. A World War II veteran, he flew "The Hump" as a navigator on the C-87 in the India, Burma and China Theaters and later upgraded to pilot. After the war, he returned to Georgia Tech and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering in '49. Hired by Eastern Airlines in 1950 as a Maintenance Engineer on Constellations. Recalled by the U.S. Air Force for support of the Korean War. Returning to Eastern, he held various positions in the Engineering and Maintenance departments, advancing to Director of Aircraft Maintenance Northern Region (New York) before returning to Miami and overseeing the acquisition of Caribair into the Eastern system. He retired as Systems Director of Line Maintenance, where his career of 33 years saw the evolution from DC-3 to L-1011. Past President of the Kiwanis Club (NY) and a longtime Dadeland Mall walker. Recently predeceased by his loving wife of 69 years, Helen Koesy; his parents Lola and S. Fred Koesy; brothers John Koesy and Sheldon Koesy; and granddaughter Christine Hobbs. Survived by sons Jason, Jr. and Gregory; daughters Catherine Sockwell (Jay) and Janet Hobbs (Ken); brother Calvin Koesy; sisters Jeanne Earnest, Lucy Shingleton and Barbara Koesy; grandchildren Laura, Jennifer, Karen, Kimberly, Chris and Alyssa; and 6 great grand-children. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions to Sunrise Community, Inc., 9040 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33173 or Christ The King Lutheran Church. Visitation Sunday, April 27, from 6-8 pm at Stanfill Funeral Home, with services at noon Monday, April 28 at Christ The King Lutheran Church, 11295 S.W. 57 Ave., Pinecrest. Reception to follow in Ludder Fellowship Hall.
Stanfill Funeral Homes
10545 South Dixie Hwy. Miami, FL 33156
Published in Miami Herald on Apr. 26, 2014