Sarah Dunn Berger / Bothell, WA Resident
Gunilla Crawford / Miami Chapter
Patricia Diedrich / Chicago Chapter
Kathy English / Manhattan Chapter
Charles McCollister / Los Angeles Chapter
Bea Pine / Horseshoe Bay, TX Resident
Christine Meyer Wilson / Marin Chapter
January 17, 2024
Bothell, WA Resident

It is with sadness that the Seattle chapter reports the passing of Sarah Dunn Berger on January 17th, after a short battle with a rare cancer. She was 73.

Sarah began her career with Pan Am in 1970, and was based in New York and Honolulu, before transferring to SFO , while commuting from Seattle. She joined United Airlines during their acquisition of Pan Am’s Pacific routes in 1985, and retired from United in 2022.

Sarah is survived by her husband, Chris, two sisters and a brother in England, and a stepdaughter and stepson. At her request, no services are planned. Condolences may be sent to:
Chris Berger
15208 93rd Pl NE
Bothell, WA 98011

January 3, 2024
Miami Chapter

The Miami Chapter is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our longtime friend, Gunilla Crawford. Gunilla had an amazing career in aviation, working with numerous airlines across the globe and training flight attendants worldwide. She was kind and generous and became a legend in the industry. We will provide a full obituary and announce the memorial service as information becomes available.

January 25, 2024
Chicago Chapter

Patricia (Patty) Diedrich, 77, with her sisters by her side, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2024, after a long illness. Patty was preceded in death by her parents Loras and Doris Diedrich, and brothers Tommy, Steven, and James. She is survived by siblings Robert (Val), Tim (Shirley), Kathy (Jim), Mary Ann (Tom), Bill (Krista), John (Jean), sister-in-law Caren, many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

Patty attended St. John’s Elementary, St. Francis High School, and Rosary College where she made many lifelong friends. After college, Patty joined Pan Am in 1969. Based in San Francisco and Chicago during the early 70s, she spent most of her career flying out of JFK and joined Delta after Pan Am’s demise in 1991. In her forty-plus years as a flight attendant, she traveled the world, had many adventures, and witnessed history being made all over the globe; most notably she was present the night the Berlin Wall fell. Well-known and a good friend to many, she will be greatly missed by her Pan Am family.

An English major, Patty delighted in the written word, and appreciated great literature as well as impeccable grammar. She was known for her witty humor and love of gardening and cats. Patty will be remembered for her profound love of her family, especially the generosity, kindness, and genuine interest shown to her 4 nephews, 10 nieces, and 22 great-nieces and nephews. She will be very deeply missed.

Memorial Visitation Saturday February 10, 2024 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 233 Church St. Winfield, IL 60190. Services conclude at the church. Info @ or (630) 668-0016.

In lieu of flowers, Patty’s family has requested that donations be made to the Greater Chicago Food Depository:

Condolences can be sent to Patty’s brother, John Diedrich.
6111 Ridgewood Ave
Monona, WI 53716

February 13, 2024
Los Angeles Chapter

The Los Angeles chapter is saddened to announce that Charles McCollister passed peacefully in his sleep in Anacortes, Washington, on February 13, 2024. He will be deeply missed by his many friends from Pan Am and United. He will be buried in a private family grave at a future date.

Condolences may be sent to his brother, John McCollister.
1120 4th St
Anacortes, WA 98221

January 13, 2024
Marin Chapter

Longtime Marin member Christine Meyer Wilson passed away on January 13, 2024.

Christine joined Pan Am in the early sixties and was soon promoted to Purser. After Pan Am ceased operations in 1991, Christine turned to the field of medicine and and achieved her goal of becoming a registered nurse, subsequently working as an RN in San Francisco and Marin.

Christine was predeceased by her husband Roland in November, 2022 and is survived by her son Steven, a resident of Marin.