John Nold, retired operations manager at Pearson Air Museum at Pearson Field in Vancouver, Wash., died Dec. 31 from complications after heart surgery. He was 64.
Nold became the museum’s operations manager after a 30-year career as a school administrator. He held the position at the museum for eight years, retiring in June 2006.
“He was not a pilot, but a person who loved aviation history,” said Museum Director Kyle Kihs. “He was the educator at the museum and the gentleman who managed all the event rentals and everything from aviation summer camps to leading tours of the museum to overseeing the volunteers and the gift shop and working with the community to develop partnerships.”