Passed May 24, 2008
Gary Kissel, former director of Public Relations, passed away Saturday evening in Banning, CA, with his family by his side. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no funeral service.
Gary was born in Nebraska in 1932, and raised in Kansas. After studies at the Universities of Kansas and Nevada, he served in the U.S. Air Force at Nellis AFB. Gary moved to Southern California in 1964, working at several Southland newspapers before joining the City of Los Angeles Airports department in Public Relations. Gary was hired by PSA as Director of Public Relations in 1968, and became Director of Corporate Communications in 1974, before leaving PSA in 1979.
In his retirement, Gary volunteered for the San Diego Aerospace Museum, and wrote the book "Poor Sailors Airline" in 2002.