He was a kind and decent man. More here: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/n...r-delta-ceo-dave-garrett-dies.html
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“Dave Garrett was the very embodiment of Delta -- a keeper of its invaluable traditions but also a leader who led the expansion into the Western U.S., elevating the air line into a powerful national carrier,” said former Delta CEO Jerry Grinstein, in a statement. “It was during Dave’s tenure that the people of Delta gave a 767 to the company, a perfect symbol of what make’s Delta unique. That gift also represents the continuing trust and respect at every level of the company that is Dave’s very special legacy.”
His son, Dave Garrett III, shared with Delta the memory of his father taking coffee to employees at the airport on cold days.
“Delta people cannot imagine how important they were to him,” Garrett III told the airline. “From the time I was a little guy, Delta was part of our family. And whenever he talked about what made Delta great, it was about the people.”