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Frederick John BEARDSLEY


1936 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
BEARDSLEY, Frederick John Fred Beardsley, 81 of Roswell, GA passed away October 27, 2017 after a brief illness. Fred was born March 10, 1936 in Bridgeport, CT to Leon and Eileen Beardsley. He graduated from Northfield Mt. Herman High School in Massachusetts and attended Bucknell University. Fred was passionate about being a pilot, and joined the US Navy as an Aviator in 1956, where he flew the A-4 Skyhawk. In 1961, Fred fulfilled his dream when he became an airline pilot for Delta Airlines, where he flew for 35 years. Upon his retirement in 1996, Fred continued to work for the Delta Alcohol Rehabilitation Program assisting many pilots on their road to recovery. Fred is survived by his wife, Jane; his two children, Michael Beardsley (Renee) and Lynn Warner (Mark); six grandchildren, Amanda Bonser, Schaefer, Chandler, and Michaela Beardsley, and Justin and Kaitlyn Warner; and two great-grandchildren, Emma and Addison Bonser. Additionally, he is survived by extended family, including William Sewell III, Wynne Sewell, Jane S. Sowell, Michael Sewell, Sean Sewell and Sally S. Anthony. The Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at the Delta Airlines Museum, 1060 Delta Blvd #B-914, Atlanta, GA 30354.In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to MARR Addiction Treatment Center scholarship fund in the name of Frederick J. Beardsley. Visit www.marrinc.org 2815 Clearview Place, Doraville, GA 30340.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 8, 2017
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