C.R. “Casey” or “Keith” Schuddeboom died tragically in a car accident in San Mateo, CA on November 3, 2014. He was 86 years old, active, and in perfect health. Casey moved from the Netherlands in 1957 and in 1959 accepted a job at SFO Airport (a small building at the time!) with Pacific Airlines. He worked in Operations until his early retirement from Northwest in the early 80s. Casey loved jazz and Big Band music and in retirement volunteered at KCSM, the radio station at the College of San Mateo. Some of his vast jazz collection has been donated to the radio station. Casey was always busy with various projects including building and testing Tesla coils, and broadcasting (just a short distance) his favorite music from his garage. He enjoyed diving at the community pool, 12-mile bike rides, walking, and recording/listening to music. Casey still drove his beloved 1970 VW Beetle, “Fritz”, the same car he drove to SFO over 40 years ago. When Hughes Airwest became Republic, Casey asked for and was given the Hughes Airwest sculpture that stood out in front at their headquarters in San Mateo. He mounted it in concrete in his backyard where it has stood all these years and will soon be delivered to its new home at the SFO museum of airline memorabilia. One Airwest colleague remembered about Casey “that half of a cheese sandwich which he ate every single day, how he sprinted up and down the gates like a gazelle, and how if you wanted to know the truth, you asked Casey.” He will be fondly remembered.

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