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OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS - BARBARA AND TED SECOLA




Romance in the air!

TWO YEAR WEDDING
ANNIVERSARY FOR
BARB AND TED SECOLA!


Beautiful wedding photo of Barbara and Ted, 2004!


One Year Wedding Anniversary 2005



Let me tell ya 'bout the birds and the bees, And the flowers and the trees, And the moon up above, And a thing called "Love" ..... Love is in the air!

This is how Ted and Barbara Brettell met. 
It was October 1957. It was a new job 
for Barbara, a young airline named Mohawk.
Ted  joined in  March  of '57. 

A short time later Mohawk opened a 
new base at Utica, NY, so naturally 
the two junior crews were based there.  
Ted  was a co-pilot back then, plus 
Ops personnel, became more than good 
friends, they became family. 

They started out on the DC3 and then 
onto the Convairs 240's, 440's, 
Martin 404's and BAC 111.

Ted left Mohawk to fly for Northeast Airlines, then a 2 month stint with Peter, Paul and Mary, then Saturn Airways based in San Antonio. It was at Saturn where Ted met Bob Love. He was a check airman and he rated Ted in the DC- 7 & 7C. After Saturn Ted joined ONA, thanks to Bob, as a captain on the DC-7 then on to DC-9, DC 8's,DC10 - After ONA, Ted went on to United Air Carriers and he checked out on the B 747. Based at NY, Saudi Arabia, Greece and Ireland, where he had another set of close friends, that became family. Ted had his wings clipped in 1986 at that dreaded age 60!! Then found a new home with the FAA. While at the FAA he then got rated on the A320 and Falcon 50. Ted retired September 2000.
Barbara stayed with Mohawk and became second in seniority and before leaving, did the crew scheduling for the stews in the EWR base. Barb left Mohawk in 1967 to become a Broker Associate for a local Realtor in Mountain Lakes, NJ and is still currently plying that trade, in fact she is still very successful in the house selling business.
Barb lost her dad in 1967, her mom in 1974 and was down to one cousin (Pat) in California. Now, thanks to Ted, Barb has a rather large family consisting of 2 sisters, aunts & uncles, nieces & nephews & many cousins.

Ted lost his first love, Jane, after 46 years of marriage. Ted has two daughters Sherry and Wendy. Ted also has two sister's, Marie (Mahwah), and Joan (Tinton Falls), who has a daughter Laurie, and sons Scott and Mark. Mark, an ordained minister, on May 2, 2004 joined Ted and Barbara in marriage at Mark's mothers home.

The happy couple is still waiting for the time to go on a honeymoon. HR> We wish all our families and friends, both on the ground and in the air much happiness and God speed, says Ted & Barb.

"It now appears that we will be able to go on a honeymoon around the end of May. Well, we had to try it out for the first year to make sure it would work out OK so now that we have successfully completed the first year of this union we can complete the marriage by taking a honey moon.

Regards to all our friends and hope we will see you all soon.

Ted & Barbara Secola"

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