BERENBAUM, Dr. Morris, died October 11, 2006.
With sadness, the H/AREA Board of Directors regrets to advise that Dr. Morris Berenbaum passed away, October 11, 2006. Morris was predeceased by his wife Adrienne. Following his retirement from AlliedSignal, Dr. Berenbaum was instrumental in founding the Honeywell/AlliedSignal Retired Employees' Association and launching it into more than a decade of service to his fellow retirees. He served as President for seven of those years until he stepped down in 2004, due to declining health, and relocated to Illinois where he lived on campus near his daughter, a Professor, at the University of Illinois. Prior to his retirement from AlliedSignal, Morris was well known by the employees of Specialty Chemicals Division where he served as VP of R&D. Morris was a brilliant and creative scientist, an articulate speaker and known for his sense of humor. He received many honors and served on many boards during his lifetime, but to the H/AREA Board of Directors he was a visionary leader and friend to us all. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize his active role and contributions working with us and for us.
BERKEY, Thomas M., deceased.
BOHN, F. Lewis, died August 13, 2013.
With sadness, the H/AREA Board of Directors regrets to advise that H/AREA President F. Lewis Bohn, 84, gently departed this world at home on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Jean, his wife of 58 years and his four children, Susan, Mark, Edward and Carolyn were by his side. Born in Norfolk, VA, Lew lived most of his life in New Jersey, the last 46 years in Morristown. Upon earning a BS in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University, Lew served during the Korean War as a Line Officer aboard naval destroyer USS NOA (DD841). After active duty, Lew continued his service in the Naval Reserves, ultimately serving as the Commanding Officer of a Naval Reserve Officers School and retired as Commander. Employed by Allied Chemical, Lew helped design and implement major upgrades to Allied's manufacturing processes in Virginia. In 1967, Lew moved his family to Morristown after accepting a new position focusing on R&D. As a corporate entrepreneur, Lew created an innovative and successful chemical manufacturing business which remains highly profitable to this day. During this time, he earned a MBA from Fairleigh Dickenson University. Lew retired as Director of Engineering Research and Development with several patents to his credit. After retiring, Lew served as President of the Honeywell/AlliedSignal Retirees Association and enjoyed writing both whimsical and serious columns for the organization's newsletter. A dedicated member of the Presbyterian Church of Morristown, Lew served in numerous capacities, including Deacon, Elder, Assistant Treasurer and Sunday School Teacher. Lew was also President of Richmond Fellowship which provided housing and care for troubled young adults; served Meals on Wheels and provided pro bono income tax services for the low income and elderly (VITA program). As a Republican Party volunteer, Lew served as a County Committeeman and Treasurer for the Morris Twp. Republican Committee. Lew will always be remembered for his great sense of humor. He took particular pride in his eleven grandchildren, all of whom he described (in the words of Lake Wobegon's Garrison Keillor) as being "better than average."
In addition to cherished time with family, Lew enjoyed spending time with friends, playing duplicate bridge, golfing and participating in his men's luncheon group. Lew imparted the values of integrity, love, family and faith. His example of a life well-lived is a gift to us all.
Lew is survived by his wife, Jean Fox Bohn; his children, Susan Riuli, Mark Bohn, Edward Bohn and Carolyn Cianciulli; his son-in-laws, Dr. Edward Riuli and Capt. Sean Cianciulli; his daughter-in-laws, Cheryl Barnes Bohn and Patricia Walsh Bohn; his brother, Edward Howe Bohn and his sister-in-law, Catherine Huth Bohn; his grandchildren, Katie, Paul and Alyssa Riuli; Jennifer and Jake Bohn; Jessica, Madison and Taylor Bohn; and Jonathan, Abigail and Paige Cianciulli.
Comment from H/AREA member Erwin Naumann 1/11/2014: I was very sad when I learned of Lew Bohn's passing last August. Lew was a tremendous asset to the H/AREA organization. He not only ran the office of President in an exemplary manner, but he did so with a wonderful personal touch. I always looked forward to reading Lew's thoughts in his "President's Remarks" column. He had a remarkable ability to address, sometimes controversial, issues with a candor and sensitivity that got his point across without offending anyone. He was a brilliant, but humble man, whose sense of humor always put others at ease.
Lew was a wonderful person and a great human being. I felt honored to have shared his friendship.
Comment from H/AREA member Bernie Oechsli 10/18/2013: I am proud to have known and worked with Lew Bohn during the last 50+ years. Proud that my last position at Honeywell/Allied Signal, Director of Engineering, was the same as Lew's. Lew made a difference and we will all miss him. Lew Bohn, requiescat in pace.
Outline of Comments Made by H/AREA Member Stan Stevinson at the Memorial Service for Lew Bohn at Morristown Presbyterian Church on Saturday, August 24, 2013
Have Known Lew as a business man and friend for over 35 years.
My memories of Lew:
Faith - not just a church goer; carried his beliefs outside Sunday attendance; 24-7
Integrity and Belief in His Principles -what he said you could believe [did not always agree with him but you knew he believed in what he said]
Fun - outstanding sense of humor; ability to self deprecate
Enthusiastic - bridge; golf
Creative - entrepreneurial evidenced by his innovative ideas leading to commercialization of oximes.
E-mail from H/AREA Member Jay Friedenson to Stan Stevinson responding to Stan’s request for Jay’s insights regarding Jay’s counseling to Lew in the oximes start-up:
“Lew was a great client for a patent attorney to have because he appreciated the value of patents and he was very creative as anyone knows who worked with him. I can remember the era of the oximes start-up and my many discussions with Lew on how our patent positions on processes and products would play an important role in carving out and giving us a preferred market position in the oximes business. Equally important, Lew was appreciative as well of the value of our technology and know- how which was not patentable or patented and the need to implement procedures in the plant and research laboratory for protecting that information. I always had Lew's full cooperation in implementing whatever trade secret protection procedures I recommended. That was the business part of dealing with Lew. But then was the fun part. Lew's wit and sense of humor lightened up every meeting and made working with him fun. That wit and sense of humor was carried over into his editorials in the H/AREA Newsletters. We will all miss him and he will be a hard act to follow.”
BRANLEY, Charles , died September 2009.
Reported by Mary Branley.
BUCH, Frederick W. , died June 14, 2012, at the age of 97.
Reported by Kathy Steinert, Daughter.
Fred was a long time Allied employee (MTO R&T / Hopewell R&T). He was involved in the original design and start up of the Caprolactam operations as well as the subsequent Nylon 6 fiber operations. Fred also captained the MTO R&T golf team for a number of years.
Reported by Peter Petersen (formerly MTO R&T).
BUCKLEY, Robert died 2016.
CHRISTIE, Walter died 2016.
CORCORAN, Merle died 2016.
CUCCO, Mary Ann died 2016.
DOIG, John William "Ozzie" died December 23, 2016.
Ozzie was born on March 4, 1928, in Morristown to Helen (Laurie) and William Wilkie Doig. He graduated from Morristown High School in 1946. Ozzie was Class President his junior and senior years, and was awarded Varsity letters for basketball, baseball, and football.
In his younger days, he managed Morristown Little League and Babe Ruth teams for many years, but ice hockey was his passion. He could always be seen with his hockey stick and a hockey puck, ready to play.
Ozzie retired from Allied Chemical (now Honeywell) in Morris Township in 1986, after 39 years. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Morristown, where he was an Usher and Head Usher for 25 years.
Ozzie is survived by his high school sweetheart, Jean (Angerbauer) Doig; and his wonderful children, Glenn Wm., and his wife, Joann, of Tennessee, Jeffrey J., and his wife, Janet, of New Hampshire, Nancy J. Ciacciarelli, and her husband, John, of Succasunna; and Linda Doig, of Oak Ridge. He is also survived by his seven cherished grandchildren, Staci, Lindsay, Britton, Ian, Cathie, Casey, and Tina, and his great-grandchild, Carter. Ozzie was predeceased by his son, Brian F., in 2013.
Ozzie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will truly be missed by all who knew him.
ELDER, William died 2016.
FISCHER, Edna D., died Thursday June 14, 2012, at the age of 72.
Edna D. Fischer (nee Bruckner) of Secaucus, NJ, formerly of Weehauken, NJ entered into rest on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Manfred Fischer; devoted step mother of Herbert Fischer and Herda Fischer; dear sister of Karen DiBona; adored aunt of Lisa and Thomas McGuire and Cheryl and Mark Sblendorio; loving great aunt of Thomasw McGuire and Kathleen McGuire; and devoted "mother" of her beloved cats Vicky and Kelly. Edna was a Distrbution Specialist at Allied Signal Inc. (now Honeywell) in NY, NY for over 30 years. Edna always had a good joke and loved to laugh. She was compassionate, supportive, creative, intelligent, and witty and will be missed.
Comments from H/AREA Member Eleanor Aumiller: Edna worked for more than 30 years in the New York Offices of AlliedSignal's Fibers Division in the Tire & Industrial Yarn Dept. both in the Allied Chemical Tower, One Times Square, and 1411 Broadway. She also worked for a short time at the Morristown, NJ site. I recently learned of the death of Edna Fischer more than 2 years ago.
GABOUR, Len, died Monday, December 27, 2010.
Reported by Vincent Leone.
GESLER, Albert Martin "Al" died Tuesday, February 16, 2016, with his wife of 58 years, Conna Bell Shaw, by his side.
Al was born in New Haven, CT on November 22, 1937 and was the son of the late Albert Martin, Sr. & Ruth Margaret Gesler.
As a prior resident of Florham Park, NJ, his passion was his family first and finding ways to support Conna's love for music and his children's various activities. Al was always involved with the community and made a difference by serving as a councilman for many terms; was an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University teaching Human Resources; was very active and served as a deacon at Calvary Presbyterian Church and he and Conna helped run a free summer music program at the Gazebo in town. After a 35 year career at Allied Signal-Honeywell, he retired to Hertford, NC in 1997. Retirement for him meant continuing to be active and engaged in his community. For the past 18 years his service has included, but was never limited to, being an active board member for the College of The Albemarle, serving as president of the Albemarle Plantation Homeowner's Assoc., becoming a Stephen Minister and participating in Emmaus retreats. He also found his tenor voice and began to sing in the choir at church, Albemarle Chorale and was part of the legendary trio called the Blessing Boys.
Surviving along with his wife are his daughter, Karen Ruth Gesler of Wilmington; his son, Richard Carroll Gesler and his wife Gianine nee Caserta of New Freedom PA; three grandchildren, Brianna, Brandon and Christian; his brothers, Bradford and David Gesler and their families; and his sisters-in-law, Betsy, Lyn, and Lucinda and their families. He was a loving and inspirational husband, father, grandfather and friend to all that were blessed to know him.
GOLLOMP, Bernard, died 2009.
The H/AREA Board of Directors has sadly learned of the death, late in 2009, of one of the Association's "Founding Fathers", Bernie Gollomp. Bernie was not only a founder of our association, he was also a recruiter of talent for staffing the Board of Directors to ensure the association's success. Bernie will be sorely missed.
GOTTSLEBEN, Barbara, died 2016.
HANSEN, Sr., Charles , 95, passed away peacefully March 24, 2011.
Charles was born in Newark, NJ. He married Betty Schubel in 1940, and they moved to Baltimore, MD where he worked for Bendix Radio in Towson, MD. Charles relocated in 1941 to the Bendix Red Bank Division in Red Bank, NJ. He joined the Keansburg First Aid Squad in 1945, and remained an active member into the 1980’s. He transferred to nearby Eatontown NJ when Bendix built a new production/engineering facility there in 1951. His father-in-law, two brothers-in-law, a niece, and son Charles, Jr. all worked at Bendix Eatontown at one time or another. His Father-in-law Felix was a vacuum tube engineer and tool and die maker. Charles Sr. developed a lot of the specialized tooling for the ruggedized Bendix Red Bank military tubes in the 1950’s. Charles, Jr. wrote a book in 2007 about the History of the Bendix Red Bank Tubes. When Bendix sold off the tube division in 1962 Charles Sr. became a Lead man in the Bendix tool department. In his last six years at Bendix he was part of the Production Engineering department, developing production procedures and instructions. He retired from Bendix in 1983. Charles and his wife Betty moved to Spring, TX in 2008. Charles was a quiet man with a wonderful sense of humor, and will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. He leaves his wife Betty and three children; Charles, Jr., Gary and Barbara.
Reported by son, Charles Hansen.
HUTZLER, Robert H. died April 2, 2015.
Reported by wife, Annette Hutzler.
JACKSON, Ralph B. died January 31, 2014.
Ralph was 93 years of age. He worked for Allied for 39 years and enjoyed it all.
Reported by wife, Rita Jackson
KOLLAR, Bob R. died 2016.
KOSTIDES, Mary died 2016.
LANZA, Michael died 2016.
LISKOWICZ, Frank died April 7, 2013.
MCCARTHY, Edward R. "Ed" died November 12, 2016.
Born October 8, 1928, in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Edward and Esther Coffey McCarthy. From the age of four, he was lovingly raised by his step-mother, Mary Monahan McCarthy. On January 10, 1959 in Buffalo, NY, he married Esther M. Mierzwa, who survives at home.
He is survived by 3 children, Paula Irwin (wife of Scott Irwin) of Port Matilda, Edward McCarthy of Ocean, NJ, and David McCarthy (husband of Dawn McCarthy) of Falls Church, VA; seven grandchildren - Christine, Michelle, and Jessica Irwin; Matthew and Ian McCarthy; and David and Henry McCarthy - one sister, Louise McCarthy of Woonsocket, RI; and one brother, Robert McCarthy of Hudson, FL.
Ed graduated from Mount St. Charles High School in Woonsocket in 1946. He received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Providence College and his master's degree in chemistry from Virginia Tech. He worked for the former Allied Chemical, now Honeywell, as a chemist until his retirement.
Ed was a long time parishioner of Notre Dame of Mt. Carmel Church, Cedar Knolls, NJ. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved grandchildren, attending their various events.
MILLER, Robert H. died 2013.
Bob was in long term care at Cedar Crest more than six years. A joy in those years were the planned visits from Lew Bohn. He drove up here (Pompton Plains) twice a month to share memories of Allied and the Navy.
Reported by wife, Sara C. Miller.
MONAHAN, Peter died March 2011.
Reported by Peter P. Monahan Jr.
MOREINES, Harold "Harry" died May 21, 2014.
Harold "Harry" Moreines of Springfield, N.J., passed away at HCR ManorCare in New Providence, N.J., on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the age of 90.
Harold was born in New York City, and lived in Newark, N.J., and Hillside, N.J., before moving to Springfield 55 years ago.
He graduated from Arts High School in Newark, where he nurtured his artistic talents. He then went on to graduate from Newark College of Engineering (now NJIT) and earned a master's degree in engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., and an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Harold was an Army veteran of World War II. During his service, he was present in Tokyo Bay at Japan's official surrender, and was a part of General MacArthur's administrative support staff during the U.S. occupation of Japan after the war.
He was employed as an electrical engineer at Bendix Aviation Corporation (which was later Allied Signal and then Honeywell Corp.) in Teterboro, N.J., where he served as reliability manager for the Bendix Guidance System Division. During his tenure at Bendix, Harold was awarded several aerospace patents. He also designed the braking system for the Apollo Lunar Landing Module.
Harold was a member of the IEEE and the Honeywell/Allied Signal Retired Employees' Association, (H/AREA) where he was also on the board of directors.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Lee (nee Kamen); he was the loving father of Dr. Robert Moreines and his wife, Susan Levine, of West Orange, N.J., and Sherri Buchanan and her husband, James, of Berkeley Heights, N.J.; cherished grandfather of Jared and Lara Moreines, and Brett, Erin, Scott, and Diana Buchanan; dear brother of the late Madeline Stein and Daniel Moreines.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad St., Summit, N.J. 07901, or the Alzheimer's Association of Greater New Jersey, 400 Morris Ave., Suite 251, Denville, N.J. 07834.
MORRISON, Wayne A., age 78, a 49 year resident of Ridgewood, died October 29, 2010.
Beloved husband of Dolores (Nee: Brizzi). Loving father of Scott and wife Robin Morrison of Fuquay-Varina, NC; Glenn Morrison of Smoqualmie, WA. Adoring grandfather of Glenn. Born in Ridgewood, and raised in Glen Rock, a 1951 graduate of Ridgewood High School, he was a Parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, Ridgewood; he was Tiny Tim Baseball League Director for five years; Cub Master of Ridgewood, and Boy Scout Troop Leader in Ridgewood. Wayne was a Band Parent with the RHS Marching Band for many years, a US Air Force veteran. He served as an airman 2d class in Korea, where he flew 29 missions. He worked for 39 years for Bendix Aviation in Teterboro, where he was Assistant Director of Employee Relations. He worked as a Courier for Bergen Commercial Bank for 15 years. Commander of the American Legion Post 53 for seven years, and was a longtime member of the VFW Post in Glen Rock. He was a member of the Chorwon Chapter 48 Korean War Veterans, and the D.A.V Chapter 1 of Passaic. Wayne was a founder of H/AREA and served on the H/AREA Board of Directors as Recording Secretary.
Comment from H/AREA Member Perry Anderson: I first met Wayne, when I was a Bendix employee on my first college recruiting trip. Wayne, a seasoned recuiter for Bendix Teterboro, shared his experience and provided me with valuable tips on college recuiting. Our paths crossed numerous times in our respective careers, and when I retired and joined H/AREA, I was delighted to join Wayne again, and to serve with him on the H/AREA Board of Directors.
Comment from H/AREA Member Paul Guida: Wayne channeled my resume to the HR Dept. of Test Systems Div., resulting in a long and prosperous career at Bendix. THANK YOU WAYNE.
NEWSOME, Howard, died May 8, 2014.
Reported by Charles O'Neill.
Howard, age 88 a Honeywell (Boston Office)? Retiree
passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 8, 2014.
We met when we moved to The Villas of Suntree, near Melbourne, FL. as widowers and became fellow Retirees of Honeywell (I from Allied Chemical). We had much in common - US Navy - he in Korea and I in WW II. Served on the Board of our HOA as Directors and Volunteers.
Had breakfast every Friday morning with the ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Eating Out)!
NILSON, John died 2016.
NYLUND, Robert H., died 2012.
Reported by wife, Gay Nylund.
OKUNAH, Emily M., died February 2014.
Reported by sister, Patricia Gatto.
PAZIN, Julianne died 2016.
PICKENS, Sr., Lawrence Curtis , died January 20, 2011.
Reported by Carolyn Pickens.
PLANTAMURA, Arthur J. , died June 5, 2015, at the age of 91.
Arthur Joseph Plantamura passed away at his home in Morristown, NJ on Friday, June 5, 2015, at the age of 91.
Arthur was a native of Lawrence, MA. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a graduate of Tufts University and Georgetown University Law School.
He was a longtime member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association, and the New Jersey Patent Law Association. Practicing law in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and New Jersey, Arthur spent his career as a patent attorney working with American Cyanamid Company, AMF, Allied Signal, Honeywell and General Chemical.
Arthur was recognized as one of Morris County's Living Treasures for his many years of service as a volunteer with the Morris County Department on Aging. He was a Eucharistic Minister and longtime parishioner at Resurrection Parish in Randolph, NJ. He enjoyed participating in the Morris County Community Garden Program and playing with his dog, Ernie.
Arthur is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn; his son Michael and his wife Mary of Kensington, MD; and his daughters, Lisa of Mt. Tabor, NJ, Andrea of Morristown, NJ, and Carrie of Boston, MA. He is also survived by four grandsons: Joe, Jack, Dominic and Danny.
REYNOLDS, Jr., Gibson , died April 20, 2014.
Reported by daughter, Maura Reynolds.
Gibson Reynolds, Jr., a mountaineer who explored the frontiers of Alaska and an aerospace engineer who helped pioneer exploration of space, died April 20. He was 89.
He was born in Montgomery, AL, the son of Gibson Reynolds Sr., a physician, and the former Ethel Douglas Stewart of New York. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before enlisting in the Army during World War II, where he was trained as an engineer and assigned to the Army Signal Corps. In 1945, he set up microwave relay towers to carry communications between commanders occupying Germany including one on the summit of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. While stationed at an abandoned observation post on the top of the mountain, he taught himself to ski and rock climb, launching a lifelong interest in mountaineering and exploring. When he returned home, he completed his engineering studies and obtained degrees from MIT and the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He also joined expeditions in Alaska, Canada and the Pacific Northwest, making first ascents of Mt. Augusta (14,070 ft., 1952), University Peak (15,030 ft., 1955), and the second ascent of Canada's King Peak (16,971 ft., 1952) among other climbs. He also summited every peak in New York's Adirondack mountains, and New Hampshire's White Mountains. He remained an active member of the American Alpine Club and the Alpine Club of Canada throughout his life.
As an aerospace engineer, Reynolds helped pioneer the exploration of a second frontier, outer space. Working at Bendix Corp. in Teterboro, NJ, he helped design flight systems for military aircraft, including the B-58 and B-52 bombers, and was part of the team that designed control systems for Apollo space missions, including the manual throttle used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to land on the moon. He later worked on the design of the Space Shuttle and the collision avoidance system for civilian aircraft. He retired in 1991.
In 1962, he married Monica M. Monahan of Dublin, Ireland, an Irish climber who served as secretary of the American Alpine Club at its Manhattan headquarters, and settled in Tuxedo, NY. Reynolds is survived by his wife and five children, Maura Reynolds Kelley of Washington, DC, Ciara Reynolds Hayden of Manhattan, Gibson Reynolds III of Collingswood, NJ, Aidan Reynolds of Lynbrook, NY, Ronan Reynolds of Phoenix, AZ, and five grandchildren. Donations to the American Alpine Club, 710 10th St., Golden, CO 80401.
RYAN, Mark A., died November 23, 2009.
He gave his best to the Company, starting in 1942 at "Bendix" and retiring in 1990. He loved his work: Skylab, Pershing, Fisto, MLRS, Space Shuttle, Saturn.
Reported by Ann D. Ryan.
SCHROEDER, Kenneth died 2016.
SOBEL, Richard, died November 8, 2012.
My father, Richard Sobel, was a 30+ year employee of Allied Chemical/AlliedSignal until approximately 1985 when he retired.
Sadly, my father passed away on November 8, 2012.
Would you kindly post this in your online Tributes.
I know he had a long and successful career with Allied Chemical and I am sure that his many colleagues/friends would want to know that Richard Sobel has passed away.
Reported by Lori Sobel, Richard Sobel's daughter.
SWEETMAN, Edwin died April 14, 2016.
Born and raised in Prospect Park he has lived in North Haledon since 1957. He served his country honorable in the United States Navy during World War II and prior to his retirement in 1992, he worked in drafting in the Management Dept. at Bendix Corp. in Teterboro for 47 years. Edwin was a member of the Heritage Reformed Congregation.
Beloved husband of the late Pauline (nee Southway) Sweetman (2007). Devoted father of the late Joan Elshout (2013), Edwin Sweetman, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Wayne, Elizabeth Van Woudenberg and her husband Johan of Wayne and James Sweetman and his wife Joanne of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Loving grandfather of fifteen and great-grandfather of fourteen.
TEMPLE, Alfred C. died 2016.
THORNTON, William F., died September 19, 2015.
Your former member & retired employee, William F. Thornton died on September 19, 2015. He was 90 years old and had a very good life.
His experience with Honeywell/AlliedSignal followed his years with Bendix Corporation. That was a very successful career in patent law.
Best wishes to your group, Sincerely, Patricia Thornton, wife.
He saw the Great Depression, spent 39 months with the Army Air Force overseas fighting in World War II, lived through Korea, Vietnam, and the many battles to follow from the 1960's on. He raised a family, had a long career as a Contract Administrator (whatever that actually is), retired early. And enjoy his retirement years he did. I think he had almost 30 years retired.
My father was very fortunate that he could keep his independence, live by himself and maintain his house in Toms River even after his wife died suddenly in 2000.
He lived a long life and a good part of it took place in Teterboro working for Bendix. Bendix treated my father well over the years, especially early on in his career when he had serious back surgery. Bendix stuck with him and he never, ever forgot that.
I have kept his memorabilia of those years to remember how important his working experiences were to him. And to me. I remember his white shirt and tie, white shirt and tie, white shirt and tie. I said, "Dad, no other color?" Not in those days.
Our family misses him and I'm sure his Bendix, Honeywell, AlliedSignal family feels the same.
Oscar Wilde said, "Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with grass waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, and to be at peace."
I hope he is at peace.
Victor L. Zacharie, III