|Birth: ||Sep. 24, 1918|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 2002|
Los Angeles County
Schirtzinger, Joseph Franklyn
Joseph Franklyn Schirtzinger, son of Anna Bessie Payne S. and Franklyn Elmer Schirtzinger of Columbus Ohio, died at his Pasadena home February 4, 2002. After attending Northrop Aeronautical Institute, Joe designed airplanes and equipment at Northrop, Douglas Aircraft, and Convair. In 1954, Joe moved his family from San Diego to Pasadena and founded Air Logistics Corporation.
Joe believed that all engineering problems had obvious solutions. As a result, Joe's curiosity led him to inventions for moving airplanes on icy runways, delivering fresh water to remote locations, drilling for oil in the arctic, fabricating portable landing platforms for war support efforts. Later, he manufactured specialized fiber optic cable materials, contributed to cancer therapy treatments and found some unusual uses for crushed walnut shells. His tireless and creative work was spiced with dry, offbeat humor. Joe's friendships from his YPO days and among his fellow entrepreneurs lasted his whole lifetime.
Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (1996), whom he missed greatly. He is survived by his children: Joan Palmer (Jeffrey) and their children Arthur, Duncan, Hannah and Philip; George S. (Mary Taylor) and their children Alexa, Eric and Peter; and Robert S. (Heather Jackman) and son Nicholas. He is also survived by his sister, Betty Pope (Don) and their daughter Alice Barr (Charles) of Reno, Nevada.
Services will be at Cabot & Sons Mortuary, Monday February 11, 4 PM. Dinner for friends follows at the Palmer home, 1145 Wabash Street, Pasadena. Off Linda Vista Avenue.
Franklyn Elmer Schirtzinger (1886 - 1971)
Anna Bessie Payne Schirtzinger (1887 - 1966)
Dorothy Raye Brown Schirtzinger (1918 - 1996)*
Created by: Janice Buchanan
Record added: Jul 31, 2010
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