Diane Petelenz Green
Loved - Missed
(Petelenz) lost her battle with cancer.
ONA Crew extend deepest felt condolences
for Dianeīs family.
Diane Petelenz was hired with ONA
as a flight attendant on March 2,
1969, with seniority # 97
memory of Diane
Heartfelt condolences extended to Peter Greenīs family from the ONA crew
for his son Greg, and his mother Diane.
I flew with both Diane and Pete on several occasions, they were both a pleasure to know and to have as crewmembers. The cockpit is such a close physical environment that one has favorite individuals that they enjoy beyond the expected professional performance. Pete was one of those for me. He had a fine sense of humor that kept me alert, once when the F/A's served us a snack that included Camembert cheese I asked him if people ate the moldy looking gray that covered it. He assured me that they do. Later after having eaten I observed him carefully manicuring his cheese and questioned him. He said, "People eat it but I do not". To this day I think of Pete when eating Camembert. Once when in Germany while checking out of the Hotel he proudly flexed his Gold American Express Card as I was checking out with my green version. His card broke in half and I had to use mine for his temporary benefit it was worth it.
Captain George Flavell
Captain Peter Green passed from kidney cancer on 11/14/96, leaving his wife, ONA flight attendant Diane (Petelenz) Green and their sons Greg and Todd, family, many friends and colleagues. Peter enjoyed a long and successful career as a pilot. He joined ONA in September of 1969. Other ONA pilots of this era, to name a few, were Ras Nielsen, George Flavell, Ed Veronelli, Dennis OīConnor and Paul Witting. Peter was thereafter flying for United as a Senior Captain on DC-8s and held an Airbus 300 type rating. He was also flying FO on the 747-400, doing a weekly Tokyo run.
Peterīson met Milt
Peterīs oldest son Greg moved to Los Angeles after high school, where Greg got interested in flying and Greg feels its ironic that his dad was gone a few years before he became interested. Greg completed private pilotsī license on 6/9/99 in a C-172 in just 54 hours, the national average is around 75 hours. Greg dabbled in light helis, but found it too expensive. He then got a job at Oxford airport in CT as a lineman, and noticed that there was a flight school in the building. He got to talking with the owner, it turned out to be Milt Marshall! Greg even got to fly a few hours with Milt to get checked out in his planes, Greg recalls. - Boy, was he a pilot. It was a blustery winter day that had me white knuckling, and he was calm as could be. He knew I wanted to eventually fly the "big iron" so he had me coming over the fence in a C-152 at 75 knots! Normal would be around 50. I was so sad when I found out about his crash but if there was any way he could go that would be it, I suppose. Younger brother Todd hasn't caught the aviation bug, but is a whiz at video games.
Climbing Mount Fuji