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Jim Fang Maroney

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Jim "Fang" Maroney

Jim "Fang" Maroney, 59, Milwaukee, WI, left this earth on March 23, 2014 in Madisonville, TN on route to an event in New Smyrna, FL. Jim was born November 24, 1954, a native of Casselton, ND to Maury and Myrtle Maroney.

Jim received his degree in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California- Fresno prior to enlisting in the United States Marine Corp. Jim met Susan Antone in California during his tour of duty at El Toro Marine Corp Air Station, they married in 1993 and made their home(s) first in Fargo, ND and Washington State and then in Wisconsin.

After college he joined the Marine Corp and graduated first out of 1500 pilots from Naval Flight Training and was rated first at Naval Training Weapons School - Top Gun. He has flown various types of aircraft. Jim joined the North Dakota Air National Guard in 1985, where he became a Squadron Group Commander, retiring in 2002 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Employed by Delta Airlines, Jim's aviation career continued to advance from line pilot, to Lead Check Airman overseeing 757/767 aircraft fleets to his most recent position as the Seattle-based Chief Pilot overseeing 600 pilots. In addition to his 'career' flying, Jim was a well-respected, professional airshow pilot.

Jim is survived by the love of his life, Susan; his sister Kathy (Jerry) Rohrig; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his father and hero (Maury).

A funeral service and military tribute will be held at the Fargo Air Museum on Monday March 31, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Jim to the Fargo Air Museum.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home. Online guestbook at:

Published in The Seattle Times from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2014
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