8:06 PM EST, February 7, 2013
Fenton L. Palmer, 54, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga.
He was born July 31, 1958, in Vicenza, Italy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred L. and Hertha L. Palmer.
Fenton was a 1976 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.
He was a graduate of the Airline Career Academy in Kissimmee, Fla., and started his career with Northwest Airlines in 1979, and worked at airports in Washington, D.C., Tampa, Honolulu, Norfolk, Memphis and Minneapolis. After Northwest merged with Delta Airlines, he transferred to Atlanta, the city he loved most of all.
Fenton was a worldwide load planner for the airlines. He was the first employee in his section to transfer from Minneapolis to Atlanta.
Fenton loved to travel. His favorite trip was to Egypt.
He was known for his unique personality, notably for his wit and sense of humor.
He is survived by his two sisters, Maggie Pietrolungo and husband, Rick, of Greencastle, Pa., and Paula Weaver of Hagerstown; five nieces, Kelly Tabler, Danielle Tabler, Ashley Davis, Karrah Weaver and Kelsey Weaver; and his special Delta family in Atlanta, especially Alison Yee.
A memorial service honoring his life was held Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Atlanta.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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