|Previous Last Word: 26 Feb 06 Well, with the bird flu likely to make it to North America by summer, it may be the better part of valor to order some nano-masks. Probably wouldn't hurt to have a few on hand just on general principles, plus, they're likely back-ordered for a few weeks or months by now. I'm not educated on what to look for specification wise -- maybe others can offer some pointers, etc.|
OK, it looks like if you're going to spring for masks, you may want to stick to 3M branded items; best prices I found were:
- 3M N95 mask: box of 30 - $17.99
- 3M N100 mask: $6.05 each
- no-brand N100 mask: box of 50 - $11.95
- WHO flu page:
27 May 2004
|Bio: -- Retired from NIST end of May 2004. Came to NAVCOMPARS with CDSI in Oct. 72 to write MPRF. He left after the MED/Italy install, BH thinks, to work on some radar system contract. Later Mulvenna helped him get on with NIST from which he retired end of May 04. He is planning to stay in the area for now and devote a good bit of the summer floating over Maryland in a glider. Steve or "8-inch" as know at MED is living in Greenbelt MD. He recalls John Crocker and his macro "EVOKE." Photo from Stevs' NIST retirement lunch courtesy of Jerry Mulvenna.
Beamed Up: 21 Mar 06 There will be small remembering Charlie celebration Thursday [23rd] at 1:00 in Tamarac Florida.
Cards, they can be sent to the following address:
7611 Southampton Terrace
Tamarac, FL 33321
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
E-mails received 20 Mar 06, "... our Friend Charlie Paris passed away last night (not sure if that was Sunday Night or into Monday morning) of a heart attack." He left us from his Florida home, funeral arrangements will be provided as that information becomes known.
Helen Paris notes: 21 Mar 06 Dear Bob,
It is so funny that Charlie always read me your emails about people who passed away and now it was his turn. It was so sweet of you to send the email to everyone.
Charlie died Sunday nite at home; he had one hell of a heart attack. I believe his heart went because of his one lower functioning kidney that he had left. The funny thing is he was outwardly in the best of health. He had lost weight, exercised like crazy and was tan as a berry. My heavens he was gorgeous to behold.
We had a wonderful, wonderful life together and I will miss him forever.
Thank you for sharing his loss with all those who knew him.
Charlie's Last E-mail to BH: 12 Jul 05 left Titan Corp last August and retired. Helen and I have been living at our house on Lake Gaston since we left Hawaii. Since retirement, we have been spending lots of time with our six grandchildren, family and friends. We plan to start doing the "snowbird" thing and spend the winters in south Florida and the rest of the time in Virginia.
There was a bump in the road back in March when I had surgery to
remove my left kidney due to cancer. The doctors said it was a non- aggressive type tumor, so I have not needed any other treatment. I rebounded very quickly and have completely resumed normal activities.
Bio: Retired from Titian August 2004 - My first experience with LDMX/NAVCOMPARS came when I was assigned as Computer Officer at NTCC Crystal Plaza. I did that job from June 1977 until I retired from the Navy in May 1980.
From November 1981 through June of 1987 I was the LDMX Site Rep at NTCC Crystal Plaza. I worked for CDSI during that period and worked alongside Roger Randall for the first two years.
In 1987 I went to work for CSC in the LDMX/NAVCOMPARS Configuration management group in Cheltenham. Ken Stiles ran the group and we all worked for Dave Clarke.
After moving to Validity in 1992 and later Titan corporation, I still worked in configuration management for COMNAVTELCOM and the group maintained the software library and site unique stuff until Cheltenham closed down.
Retired to porperty purchased in 1989 on Lake Gaston VA.
Memories: Ken Stiles, "What sad news. We were good traveling buddies." -- Blythe, Bob, "Sorry to see that one go, one of the good ones." --
Last Word: 06 Mar 06 Attached is my Bio Blurb. Should answer most peoples questions. You also have my permission to list my phone number and email address on the NAVCOMPARS site.
Response to BH memory --Did I really insist you guys get a haircut??? I dug back in my brain and just barely remember something like that. I don't remember who the Navy LT was. It might have been Adrain Pittman? What pissed me off is you guys paid no damn attention to us. You sure didn't get your haircut. Who would have thunk it? Anyway, here I am at 67 with a pony tail halfway down my back. Who would have thunk that too?
OK Bob, have a good one and if the attachment doesn't come through, let me know. --Del
Previous Last Word: 20 Jan 06 I changed my email address several months ago and recently checked my old AOL email messages. I noticed several emails from people that I didn't give my new address. Several were from you. Please update your database as below.
For your info, I retired in July 2004, after being with Validity/Titan on and off for over 20 years. Health is really very good although I have had cancer (in remission for ten years now) and mini-strokes. Finally had to quit smoking. I still miss it after 8 months. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
Hope all is well with you and family. Thanks for the updates on the NAVCOMPARS/LDMX gang.
Best regards, -Del Parker
Bio: Retired in July 2004 and residing in Crofton MD.
1966-1970: LDMX Programmer/Analyst for the CINCPACFLT RCA 301 Pre-LDMX system. I was taught programming by George Taylor after which I was selected for the RCA301 team. Programmed, troubleshot, trained operators, etc.
1970-1974: Data Base Chief: Worked with the NAVCOMPARS chief, Tom Douglas. This position required that I try to make sense out of a developing NAVCOMPARS database. Boy was that a challenge.
1975-1976: NAVCOMPARS Chief at NAVCOMMSTA Wahiawa Hawaii. One primary project was to develop the initial Common Source Routing File concept and procedures. The CSRF was developed at NAVCOMMSTA LANT where several NAVCOMPARS database experts worked with Gerry York and Dave Gaddis to kick-off the initial concept.
1976-1980: NAVCOMPARS Officer at NAVCAMS MED. Worked with Jim Kurtz, Harry Pickett, Bill Turrentine, and Stan Wassel. I retired from the Navy in 1980.
1980-1983: I was a NAVCOMPARS Site, at NAVCAMS MED, after being hired to work for CDSI by Dick Wetzel.
1983-2004: I was hired by Adrain Pittman to work for Validity Corporation. I was the NAVCOMPARS/LDMX T&E Department Manager. I left Validity after being diagnosed with Throat Cancer and returned about three years later. By now, Validity had been acquired by Titan Corporation.
Other stuff: My wife and I (Josephine) were divorced in 1993. I remarried in September 2000 to my lovely wife, Linda. My ex-wife, Josephine, died of breast cancer in May 2004. I retired from Titan Corporation in July 2004.
BH Memory: Del & some Lt. from EASTPAC at Guam install trying to tell Tom Hartney and myself we and the rest of gang would have to have haircuts before they would allow us in the commsta at EASTPAC!!!(smile).
Patocka, Thomas "Tadpole"
Last Word: 28 Sep 06 [Comments to Deyermond] As far as your ablation - good luck to you. I did very well for about 4 and a half years after mine, then I started to have problems again with arrhythmia. Had a pace maker implanted about 18 months ago which maintains my lower heart rate at 59. Works pretty well. Encountered another problem 11 months ago where my heart was really bothering me when it was in the 90's! For use A Fib/Flutter types, the 90's is "low." After 4 months the Doc's couldn't figure out what was wrong and I was admitted to NRMC Guam. My luck was that the admitting Doc was a bone doc and just happened to run his hand down my back. He discovered that my spine was out of place (had been for 28 years). He popped my spine back into place and I have been doing well since then. Still need the pace maker and the Diltiazem, but feel good. Again, good luck with your ablation, really hope it does you well.
Previous Last Word: ddmmmyy
From: JC_YOUNG (James Young)
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 10:42:07 -0500
Yes, we've made another one, Tadpole. And as always, same to you and
yours (and to all)...Ciao JC.
Subject: Happy New Year from Guam where America's New Year begins!
Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 00:55:44 +1000
It is official - 2006 is here, at least on Guam! The new year arrived about 50 minutes ago. Do hope all is well for you and yours wherever you are in this world of ours. Take care and enjoy life... the years are going by faster and faster every year.
Hafa Adai and Happy New Year.
Tom from Guam!
Previous Previous Last Word: 19 Jul 05 Apologize for not updating my info on your Site. I stay pretty busy with the job I have and trying to set up a new bar at the same time. Will try and get some info for you shortly.
Other: See Patocka on Site Reps
Bio: Got to Guam in April of 1979 as a Navy Radioman becoming WESTPAC Site Rep after retiring from the Navy. In 2003 with the retirement of NAVCOMPARS he formed Rome Research Corp.(RRC) and 01 Jul 03 took over the operation/management of the NAVCOMTELSTA GUAM GU Fleet Management Center(FMC. Nineteen people replaced over 40 + Navy personnel, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Lisa PierceLast Word: 30 Jun 02 for those who haven't heard, because word is spreading fast, I am leaving the Navy Yard to join the IRS, Office of Procurement, in Oxon Hill, Maryland. I don't have an official release date yet but it should be by the end of July. I am excited for several reasons; it's a promotion and it's 9 miles closer to home each way. I won't have to deal with 295 or the commute to DC anymore.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July holiday!
Previous Word: 08 Apr 04 -- I am still at the Navy Yard, at NAVFAC, been here over 2 years now and lovin' it. I'm the webmaster and Metrics coordinator for my division. I maintain 7 Intranet and Internet web sites which keeps me pretty busy. When I'm not doing that I'm working on Metrics. We like to measure things around here...and we measure...and we measure....and we measure some more.
I get together with some of the "ole' gang" for lunch once a month so I hear about the latest reorganizations at SPAWAR. Never a dull moment there.
Bio: Awaiting some input.
BH Memory: Seems came aboard at NAVTASC in Bldg 31 at Cheltenham as Bryson staff working with Cece on our money books. Continued with us to the Navy Yard until about 2002 when left us for job across Yard with the new guys (NAVFAC) on base from Crystal City. Married Dave Pierce (in late 80s?) who first worked for JITC on oneof shipboard systems.
Last Word: 18 Aug 05 Appreciate your web site and reading about years gone by... guess it's time to provide you and update:
Bio: -- As of 18 Aug 05: Since April 2004 employed as Deputy, Program Director Information Technology for Commander Navy Region Mid Atlantic (CNRMA).
After two tours in Navy as a Radioman (1970-1974 and 1976-1979) was hired by Validity Corp (then in Clinton, MD) In Dec 1979 performing CUDIXS/NAVMACS certification testing and deployment. In August 1982 selected for a government position at NAVTELSYSIC Cheltenham, MD working for Mr. Jack Hester. It was a great time in the automation world, systems were "ahead of the times" although quite antiquated by today's standards.
In October 1986 selected as the Area Operations Officer at NCTAMS LANT Norfolk VA filling the position that Mr. Dave Johnson vacated moving to COMNAVTELCOM Washington DC. The Area Operations and Comm department were merged into one department at the "NAVCAMS" in 1992 so I then became the Ops/Comm Officer. Tremendously interesting and challenging for the years that followed. SHF communications came into existence along with major changes in message processing and merger/shutdown of Comm facilities as well as AUTODIN.
In June 2000, accepted the position as the Technical Director (civilian OIC) of NCTL Det Cutler Maine. This is the Navy's premier VLF site (submariners will know this site well). Cutler is a remote site on the north east coast of Maine, fairly isolated since the closest Wal Mart, movie theater and traffic light is 60 miles away! Beautiful country but isolated, cold and snowy. I accepted this position since I was born and raised in Maine, about 100 miles from Cutler. After being away for some 30 years, it was tough getting readjusted and I decided it wasn't for me. I was fortunate to be able to transfer back to the Norfolk area after 4 years in Cutler.
My children were both born at Southern Maryland Hospital in Clinton but are Virginians at heart. Amanda (now 24) graduated from Radford University in 2003. Meredith (who just turned 21) will graduate from James Madison University in 2006. Neither are married yet! Married to the same great lady (Jane) and will celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary in March 2006. Not planning to retire soon even though I'll hit 55 in a couple of months.
Last Word: 11 Jan 05 -- Ed checked in sending me link he enjoyed.
Bio:I retired from NAVTELSYSIC back in Aug 89 after 10 1/2 years of real enjoyable work/travel. I met some of the hardest working and conscientious people of my entire working career in the folks of NAVTELSYSIC, NAVTASC, Validity Corp, and CDSI. I will never forget them. After NTSIC, I did six years as a Dept. Mgr at Validity retiring again in Apr 95.
Mary and I did some traveling with the RV, but mostly came down to FL for the winters. We finally purchased a place in Sebring FL in 2001. We gave up on the RV lifestyle a couple of years ago. Our girls and most of their families are in the Indianapolis area and our son and his family live in Arlington. The family is up to 8 grandchildren and 10 great grand children.
Would be glad to hear from any of the old gang.
Powell, Henry "Hank"
Last Word: 26 Sep 06 Just a quick note from Louisville to let you know that I'm still alive and well. Just finished a weekend being King of the Powell's. Both daughters and our two granddaughters were here for the weekend. What a handful of joy. Glad we had kids while we were young....
Still doing the Navy thing with the reserves. Weekend before last, I was in Millington TN for Chiefs Pinning, a Dining Out for 100 or so or our Nation's finest, and Sunday we dedicated a new Joint Reserve Intelligence Center. A nice way to end one's tour. A couple more retirements to conduct for some of my folks and a change of command in December is all that's left to do as Commander Reserve Intelligence Area Three. Then I'm off to Reserve Intelligence HQ in Ft. Worth for two years as head of training for the Navy Reserve Intelligence Program. That will put me to 37 years of Navy service. Might just have to drop anchor after that.
Kindred Healthcare continues to move into the 21st century. Sometimes I think I'm at the helm. Other times, I'm sure that I'm pushing a rope. With 81 hospitals spread around the country, you can only imagine the variances in procedures. Sort of like walking into an LDMX site after having been at a COMPARS site. Plenty of willing people. Plenty of hard work. In need of some direction and in desperate need of training. If you want a second career, take up assisting folks with their medical interchanges at one of your local hospitals or nursing homes. They'll benefit from your intellect. You'll benefit by the intellectual exercise.
Say Hi to the gang. And, keep sending the emails. I'm sure that one day I'll be in DC when these lunches occur and be firing off a "how do I get there" message. Until then, keep the communications coming. -- Hank
Bio: I was stationed at NAVCOMSTA Norfolk in early 1973 prior to NAVCOMPARS going live. I was one of the 4 Data Processing Technicians assigned there to run the computers. After my release from active duty in January 1975, I was hired by CDSI to work with Ron Berry as the CINCLANT LDMX site support and subsequently became part of the LDMX to NAVCOMPARS conversion team and continued as a site rep in Norfolk until 1979. Presently Director of Revenue for Kindred Healthcare's Hospital Division. We do about $1.5B of business in 70 hospitals spread across the country. Our business is a specialty hospital function involving medically complex cases such as ventilator dependency and severe wound care. Recalled to active duty for 20 months as a Navy Captain on the Intelligence Staff of US Central Command for Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. More fun than the average person needs processing personnel, finance, augmentation and architecture for the J2
In Jan 2004 reported, "Still in Navy Reserves as CO DIA unit in New Orleans. Gets me a good dose of Cajun food each month and a few chuckles. I've a couple more years to go until I retire. Should make Area Commander this fall, which will put me out to 34 years in the reserves and all with pay. Lucky dog in many many ways. All the way from getting to work with computers at such an early date with such a group of professionals, to a full educational load, to some great management training, to some travel half way around the world. And all for pay..... Not bad for Big Clifty, KY.
Last Word: 20 Jan 06 Good news! I'm still vertical ! AND I've finished finishing my basement, which is now called "downstairs!"
Here are a couple [Use BACK to return] before and after pictures!
Well, it's good news to ME anyway.....-Dick
Bio: Still waiting input.
Dick experienced some heart problmes in Mar 2004. He and Fran celebrated their 50th anniversary on 27 June 2004. 21 Jan 06 got, "...moved "back home" to Tennessee in Sept '04. I say back home, because this is where I lived from about the third grade until I joined the Navy in '52. Got married here, to my HS sweetheart (still married, almost 52 years). All her family lives around here, as does most of mine."
BH Memory: Retired from Navy and came to us as CSC contractor in 70s?
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RADAR AKA Richard Johnson
Last Word: ddmmmyy That is really sad news. Bruce worked for me when he was a young sailor 35 or so years ago and because he was so sharp eventually transitioned over to work in Code 91 for Tully Lidell, or however it is spelled. In any event if you have an address for Bruce, who I last saw about 1990, or was he at the reunion (don't remember) or other particulars I would appreciate it to be able to at least send a card.
Thanks. -- Radar
Previous Last Word: 17 Aug 05 Mine were JC and Jerry Connley offered a king's ransom but I would not give them up. -- Radar
Previous Last Word: 11 Jun 05 Picture came out fine. It was just scary to see the label UNIVAC 70/45 on what should have remained an RCA Spectra 70/45. If the UNIVAC 70/45 wound up anything like the UNIVAC 1500 System with the 1218 processor, 1240 tape transports, 1549 card reader and 1569 drum printer then I know I would never be impressed. I first ran the UNIVAC 1500 system at COMSUBLANT Staff in Norfolk in 1966, which is where I first met Don Jochum when he was peddling UNIVAC hardware. At one point he was trying to peddle this RAM or Random Access wide mylar tape memory something or other that never worked from the first day it was installed. Don accused the Navy of having the sailors sabotage his new cartridge machines but even an independent test with no sailors present showed the equipment was faulty. He tried to tap dance the O-6 who was at the helm but after Don left Captain Riley said that stuff had to go right now and that it would never be on an Atlantic Fleet Submarine Tender, so I got a hand jack and moved all 8 of those units out into the alley and called Don up to tell him where they were and that it looked like rain. He had an excrement hemorrhage over that deal and over 4 years later when he was now a GS at NAVCOSSACT and he came around the corner and saw me I think was the second time he dirtied himself on the spot especially when he found out from Bruce Arnold & John Springett that guess who was on the Spectra 70/45.
Okay, enough sea stories; thanks for the update.
Bio: NAVCOSSACT sailor in 70s, retired as Lt. Cmdr in 90s, studied religion in Texas, moved to CA and back to TX in 2003.
| ||10 Jun 2005 -- Ron Berry sends photo saying, “I thought you might be interested in the attached photo I took on a recent visit with Roger Randall in Florida. He kept this 70/45 Console all these years and plans to wire it up with lights so he can turn it on and make it look like an operational system.”
Last Word: 19 Dec 04 --
Merry Christmas From the Randall’s
Seems like every year when I sit down to write our Christmas letter I’m so amazed at how fast the year has gone by. Or is it just that we’re getting older? Which ever the case may be I enjoy reflecting on the year gone by. Last year I didn’t get a letter written as we had moved and were in the process of moving into our new home. Barely got a tree up let alone any of the other Christmas trimmings. But I’m getting ahead of my self so let me back up and fill every one in on what has happened since I last wrote.
In Sept. of 2003 Randy finally retired! We decided that since we’d been in the tropics for almost 10 years we wanted to move some place that didn’t have “cold” winters. So we were looking at Florida. We did a lot of shopping on the web for homes and saw that we could get the most house for the money in this particular area. So we made all the arrangements with moving companies and what ever else needed to be finalized and we moved to Spring Hill, Florida. It’s on the Gulf Coast side about an hour north of Tampa and an hour west of Orlando, home of Disney World! We first stayed with Randy’s oldest and dearest friends the Knott’s in Pensacola, FL to use as our home base. We came south to Spring Hill to look for a house, found one and then proceeded to travel around and visit with friends and family until the closing on Dec.1. It was so good to see every one and we even got to spend Thanksgiving with Randy’s daughter Michelle and her family. It was the first time in years that we’d been with family for a major Holiday. The only family we missed seeing was my son Jay and his wife Priscilla out in Texas. Christine, Randy’s youngest daughter had a baby girl, Emma, the day after Thanksgiving. She swears it was the turkey that put her into labor.
So we got to Spring Hill and have settled in to a life of routine and contentment. Randy has adjusted very well to retirement. Says he “should have done this years ago”. He had a workshop built and has been trying to get cabinets built so he can get organized and we can start doing woodwork again. That is when I don’t have him doing my “honey do” list.
It’s so nice to be back in the mainland to be able to see family more often. My folks wintered with us for a few months last winter. Ron has stopped by a time or two while he was in FL on business. Andrew and Michael, my two grand sons got to come and stay three weeks with us during the summer. Michelle and her family stopped by for a weekend while on their way to take a cruise out of Tampa. We drove up to NC to get our stuff out of storage and stayed at Ron’s so got to see Leighton, the youngest grand son again. While there we made a side trip to Winston Salem to see the newest grand daughter Emma and make sure that Maddy was enjoying being a new big sister. I just wish we lived closer to everyone.
I joined a local quilt guild and am teaching quilting at the church that I attend. Also helping with the Wed. evening fellowship meal. Never thought I’d be cooking for 200 people for fun! Recently, with God’s prompting and the guidance of my church and the Chaplin of the prisons here in Hernando County, I’m trying to get a ministry going that well empower women in Christ and life once they are released from prison. I’m starting relationships with women while they are in prison hopefully to continue once they are released, to keep them on track with Bible study and support groups. I’ll appreciate prayers from all on that.
Life is good and we feel very blessed. I hope that each and every one of you are enjoying this Holiday Season and especially that you hold in your heart the reason that we celebrate Christmas, the birth of the Savior, Jesus!
Randy and Terri
Bio -- Roger was long time site rep in Hawaii.
Joletta Rankin Last Word: 24 Jun 05 Visits "Bo" with Chris
|| ||2 Apr 04 -- Joletta sends, "Here's my precious little granddaughter - Nya Paige McCowan, Born 3/22/04 @ 1350, 5 lbs. 7.4 ozs. and 17 1/2". I could just eat her up :)"|
OUSD(P), Pentagon Policy Support
Bio: Waitin' input still in oct 06
Last Word: 15 Mar 04 -- Pat retired 3 Jan 04 after 32 years of service. Send off party held at the Hard Times Cafe in Alexandria on Friday 16th. Bruce Miller spoke of Pat's contributions to NAVCOMPARS and the commands in which he served along with a couple of good stories.
Pat took off one day and returned to work as a contractor with CHM.
Click here to see the photos.
Bill Rettig - Nancy [ Freeman]
Last Word: 21 Oct 06 Ph'd as e-mail not working, but he is getting my messages via Nancy's address. Doing fine and still working, recently had lunch with Griff Harrison. Regretts or the 29 Oct Coffe and Desser.
Last Word: - 22 Jun 04 Great news indirectly from Bill today, he is back in action, sending me e=mail to get the word out on the annual Duckworth/York Memorial Golf Tournament is being held on July 9, 2004 at Ft Meade. Also wants to know if anyone has contact with Dick Sarver to get him the word?
Bio: Bill, a retired Air Force Colonel, continues to work hard, remains a great guy. Bill was diagnosed and treated for a throat cancer in January 2004 at Alexandria Hospital. All indications are that the treatments have cleared him of the cancer, but only time will tell for certain.
Bill & Nancy's contact info:
632 S. Saint Asaph St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Riegger, J. D.
Deceased -- Jun 87 - JD was killed in a bicycle accident
José Rivera -- 29 Mar I was at NARDAC from 1972 until 1976 so except for Rich Lorenz that I
see on occasion (business) I haven't kept in touch with gang from those
years. However, at the reunion we had several years ago I did see quite a
few of the old group. I did enjoy that and I hope we have another reunion
José R. Rivera
President & CEO
HORIZON DATA CORPORATION
12353 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191-5615
Last Word: 08 Apr 06 ... I crushed my tibia a month ago and underwent bone grafts to try and rebuild the end of it under the kneecap. Will be non-weightbearing for several months. Circulation remains bad and have to keep leg elevated. Living life on my back for the most part. -- Jim
Previous Last Word: 17 -18 Aug 05 I don't know[on the trivia question of programmer intials]. Only thing I know about Otto is whenever you got an error in
"rfd", which by the way was quite often, you got "rfd error, call Steve
Otto". A heck of a thing to put in the final product but it got notoriety
amongst the users/testers. AND on 18th Bob, I started as an operator on 70/45 in late 73’ but probably didn’t see initials. Yep, now that you mention it, those errors did begin with sorry Charlie, I just didn’t remember all of it except the Steve Otto errors in RFD still stands out in my mind after all these years.
I think they went away after the 6.1 release in the 90/60. They were still there when we put 6.0 in Stockton.
Bio: -- Began working NCP as a radioman at NCS Norfolk in late 73'. Remember those days of boxes loaded with services when everything dumped on the printer? Got out in 77 and worked for Validity Corp as a tester on the 90/60 Conversion project. "Yes, it's true.. We really did hold system busters until late Friday afternoons ... and then called the developers!". Was on the London, Stockton, and WESTPAC 90/60 training/installs. Later worked for CDSI in MPS with Ernestine before working for Joe Davis as a Govie in 85 through 94. Working at Dalhgren, moved into King George county VA around 1993.
Jim Memories: Bob and I each had our own project back in 89 and had to share a room with our people and equip. We'd divide the room amongst us with a huge
book shelf that went across the middle of the room. I moved it so that Bob
only had about a 5-foot space for his people. "Bob, it was JUST A JOKE!, BE
COOL" Hey Joe Davis - remember that night on Hollywood BLVD when the NSA/DIA guys pulled up at the curb?
Going through the "beamed up" list too. There
was a young lady "Susan". I can't remember her last name (it'll come in a
few minutes). Anyway she worked for Don Jochum I believe with JC (maybe on
scats). Died of Leukemia when we were in Bldg 31 about the same time as John
Kost from leukemia. Remember when we had all those scares about PCBs,
asbestos, fungus growing out of walls, etc. that was killing people in
building 31? I'll bet Bryson has a few stories he could tell about all
Latest Word: 28 Sep 06 Bob Deyermond e-mail says, "Speaking of old NCP folks, I am having coffee with Charley Rogers this morning here at the WNY. Charley is living the good life as a 'big buck' contractor!"
Previous ast Word: 22 Jan 05 -- Thanks for the lunch offer but I can't make it. Hope to be heading for warmer weather then. Please say hello for me to all who do. I especially would have liked to see Larry Liesner again. Larry got me down to DC with CDSI from RCA. I've doing some consulting work with Lockheed Martin since November but plan to get back to the golf courses when the snows melt.
Bio: -- Charley began with CDSI in Nov. 1971 (Larry Leisner "sold/stole" him from RCA) and became a "govie" in 73. Wrote RCAS, the creator "B-Flags." Wife Mary retired in May of 2002, Charley finally figured she was having to much fun and retired in Jan 2003. He reports his middle daughter has four grandkids for him chase. They are sort of waiting for the other two to get into play. He and Mary are into bike riding and golf. He is enjoying part time work with the Bowie Bay Sox this 03 season. They are still living in Bowie MD
Octavia Ross passed away on the morning of 20 April 2006. Octavia was visiting with her daughter Donna who lives in the area. Octavia was not ill. Octavia retired a few years ago. Octavia was the Librarian at Bldg 143 and at Bldg 196. If you wish to send a card to her family the address is:
Mr. Leon Ross and Family
8805 Aquone Place
Clinton, MD 20735-4311 (From Glotfelty, Cynthia 21 April)
Viewing at 1100; Funeral at 1200
Friday 28 April 2006
New Horizon Gospel Ministries
8324 Woodyard Road
Burial will be at Cheltenham Cemetery
Ernestine sent to JC who copied BH, "Octavia Ross (retired in 2001) passed this morning (just before 7) from a massive heart attack at Doctor’s Hospital. As soon as I have more information I will pass it on to you. You [JC] have met her at my house. She was here in March with the rest of the Bid Whist Club members. She worked on the third floor in bldg 196 and on the fourth floor in bldg 143. I have known her for years. For the past five years she has been taking care of her husband who has been in and out of the hospital any number of times. And now she has gone – so sad. -- Sincerely – Ernestine
Rotter, Russel "Russ"
Left CDSI late in the Summer of 1973 to attend law school. I graduated in 1976 and have been a corporate lawyer ever since, although I do specialize nowadays in computer-law and Internet-law matters.
Russ has two kids and is living in New Jersey in 2000.
Last Word: 12 Feb 05 -- Ken called from his home in Texans to give new e-mail address and get web site address. He is planning to retire in about a year and his wife soon after. They are considering retirement in Tennessee.
Bio: Worked in TCS/TPS of NAVCOMPARS as contractor for Moniti.