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Abbany, Zul

11/21/13: Zul's Carolinas reunion in Raleigh NC was a great success! 40 ex-DECcies attended. Next reunion in 2015. See the Carolinas Chapter page for report and photos. zabbany@nc.rr.com

7/13: Zul is organizing a reunion dinner for all DECies in Raleigh NC for Sept/Oct. Email him to sign up.

2011:  Zul has left Stromasys, and can now be reached at zabbany@nc.rr.com

10/09:   Meet Zul Abbany and Stromasys, Inc. - a virtualization company that keeps DEC products alive for our loyal users. Zul organized our Carolinas chapter and hosted its first meeting in October 2009.

Abrams, Reesa

1/13: What does a good parent do? They put out the food and the toys with good instructions and if successful the kids make a huge mess. My partners and I have all been on the net for >4 decades and we are not going to retire, so we started DiskCorp.com with a mission to deliver technology solutions that optimize service supply chains and maximize asset value of returned electronics by extending product and component lifecycles through environmentally sustainable services. rabrams@diskcorp.com

Ahlborn, Klaus

2/15: Klaus Ahlborn joined DEC Connection: I started with DEC in Germany 1980, leaving HP 2002. Now at BERIS Consulting, Leader Base Solution & Services, delivering Application Management Services for Customer Volkswagen in Germany, Wolfsburg. klaus.w.ahlborn@t-online.de

Alessio, Bob

12/11: Bob Alessio is a DJ host of "VIVA Italia" - an Italian song fest on WCUW 91.3 FM in Worcester MA on Sunday afternoons from 12-2 PM EST. It can be listened to on the Internet on www.wcuw.org.

 

11/11: Congratulations and thanks to our member, Bob Alessio, a 30-year Digital veteran, for joining our DEC Connection Board. Bob stays very busy with his interest in Music, Adventure Sports, and as the Producer/Programmer of a Radio Show. His memories of Digital: Best-In-Class Founder, Company, Colleagues, Products and Services!  alessiobob@aol.com

Amidon, Debra

9/16: We are saddened to report that Debra passed away on August 13, 2016.

2/13:  In September 2012, I hosted the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship [WSIE] in Boston which convened 600+ from 50 countries: – www.thewsie.org

Integral to the planning were some other Digital players, such as Jack Mileski, Nancy Kilty and Anker Berg-Sonne. Joel Schwartz, now at EMC2 helped underwrite the Boston Harbor Cruise for our ENTOVATION Network guests – 23 from 16 countries. In preparation, we convened a Boston Innovation Tour for 52 CEOs from Northern Italy: http://www.entovation.com/mailing/E100-En-Route-to-Boston-A-Global-Innovation-Landscape.htm [scroll down for links including their video]. It is fun to see Boston through the eyes of our international visitors. You may be surprised to know how many times DECWorld was referenced, including the QE2. Made quite an impression! debra@entovation.com

Alvarado, Sara

2011:  Sara is now employed as a recruiter.

05/09:  Sara Alvarado is a senior recruiter, trainer in Resume Writing, Networking, Behavioral Interviewing, and researcher, now living in Phoenix AZ, with 25 years of Recruitment in hi-tech, DEC/Intel, Aerospace and Healthcare industries.  Sara participated as a speaker offering advice in our 2009 Jobs-Finding Concall.

Armknecht, Ruth 3/12:  Have started to spend the winter with my daughter Beth, also an ex-Dec, in Atlanta. She said her friends call me a "college student": I leave on a trip, come back to do laundry, then leave again...this year it has been Antarctica, Easter Island, Costa Rica, Panama, and London is coming up in March. rarmkn9561@aol.com

Arnett, Bob

 

2/13: Bob Arnett (DEC 1984-1998) - Just completed 10 years as CIO at Cobb EMC in Marietta, GA. Won an international CIO of the Year award in 2008 and Georgia CIO of the Year in 2010. Enjoy attending the Atlanta (Southeast) Region DEC reunions and have hired two former DEC employees to work at Cobb EMC (Byron Finley and Patty Yost).

 

3/11:  Bob Arnett (at Digital from 1984-1999): is CIO of Cobb Electric Membership Corporation in Marietta, Georgia. Bob was recently promoted to Senior VP, and was awarded the 2010 Georgia CIO of the Year Award by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. See this announcement in TechLinks, the CIO e-zine by clicking here. To reconnect with Bob, send an email to ba.arnett@gmail.com. Congratulations, Bob!

 

8/10:  Bob Arnett writes that he has served as CIO for Cobb Energy in Marietta, GA for the last 7+ years. He has received multiple professional awards: the 2007 Utilities CIO of the Year by EnergyBiz Magazine, and awarded Best CIS implementation in 2008 by CS Week Conference and Electric Power & Light Magazine. Way to go Bob! Congratulations!

Ashworth, Cori

2/11: Cori Ashworth (cori@careercontinuum.com) writes: I am now a career and management coach, working with local and remote clients and organizations. My website is www.CareerContinuum.com.

Awerman, Jackie 1/16:  Jackie joined Digital in 1974 working in Human Resources in Bill Hansen's organization at the Mill.  She later worked in Arizona, Santa Clara, and Arizona again.  She says:  "a bunch of DECmemories... regards to all." She is now working as a Knitting Therapist..."joy thru Knitting and Story Telling" and also provides smoking cessation support.  yarndances@yahoo.com

Babetski, Will

2/14: Recently completed Solar PV Installer Boot Camp + NABCEP Entry Level Exam Prep course from Heatspring Learning Institute. Now a Solar Energy intern at the Wind Sun Institute (windsuninstitute.com) in Kingston, MA, providing green solar energy systems to residential customers in southeastern Massachusetts.

 

3/13: Currently evaluating career options and opportunities after taking early retirement from HP after 17 years with DEC/COMPAQ/HP in the Storage division. For those looking to vacation on Cape Cod this summer, we're renting our vacation home in Orleans, MA. See listing at http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3515239

will.babetski@comcast.net

 

Balfour, Fred

3/16: Fred Balfour writes that he and wife Sharon have enriched their retirement by relocating from their 33-year home in Newton to homes near their two daughters and 5 grandchildren in Freeville NY (Ithaca) and Somerville MA. In addition to grandchild time we've enjoyed travel to visit other family and friends, and we participate in book clubs and civic activities. fred.balfour@gmail.com

Barclay, Jim 8/15: After 35 years of DEC/Compag/HP I decided to return to public safety; a vocation that complies with the Digital Way.   ema@royalston-ma.gov
Barletta, Nick 3/12: I am a Rockport Rotarian and attend weekly meetings, listen to Celtic and Patriot games, a member of Town Committees, enjoy working in my yard and the outdoors, visit the local coffee shop, try to keep up with local news, enjoy my family. nbarletta@comcast.net

3/11:  From Nick Barletta, MA: I was fortunate to have worked for DEC and retired from the Mill in Maynard. It was a long drive commuting from Rockport every day, but the experience of working for DEC and Ken Olsen was memorable. I retired from being a Rockport Selectman for 39 years, but still keep active in local affairs. Also, I wish to say hello to my many DEC colleagues and friends.
nbarletta@comcast.net

Barnes, Walt

9/15:  Former DEC Field Service Logistic Administer between 1969 and 1973. Since then has over 41 years of leadership and managerial experience in REO disposition.  To learn more go to https://www.linkedin.com/in/nareob     nareob@yahoo.com

Barton, Regina 3/11:  Regina Barton, So. CA, writes: It is hard to believe that I have now been retired for 19 years, which is longer than I worked for DEC (16 years). At the LA office, we did have a couple of visits from Ken (of blessed memory) and I never forgot him. Since: we have been living in Leisure World in Laguna Woods for nearly 11 years and there's so much to do here that there's no time to be bored! We are involved with our community and social life and are very grateful that we can still help and enjoy all the activities. I still have contact with quite a few of my DECcie friends from the LA, Orange and San Diego county offices. omaopa56@gmail.com

Battista, Chris

1/17: Chris has returned to the East Coast to New York.

8/11:  Chris Battista (1976 WFO to 2000 MRO) writes: After spending 30 years in Stow, MA I am moving to Portland, Oregon to be closer to my extended family. We have been visiting for several years and have enjoyed every trip. It would be nice to find a few DEC folks in the Portland area. I can reached at my new/old employer, Hewlett Packard chris.battista@hp.com

Bauer, Ernie 2/13:  Madaline and I are traveling in the southwestern US this winter. We are pulling our Airstream with a Chevy Silverado. We are currently attending a rally with other Airstream owners in Blythe, Ca and plan to explore Palm Springs next month. We'll be heading home to Westford MA in mid July or so.
Camping at Blythe, CA 92223     Cell: 978 399 3183  ernie.bauer@me.com
Beirne, John E. 3/12: Nothing to report other than I'm happily (very) retired. beirne@comcast.net
Belanger, Wayne 2/13:  I worked for DEC for 18 years from 1977-1994. Right now, I am working as National Sales Manager for a software company named Exact Software. I manage a team of 13 sales people and am always looking for potential new hires. I can best be reached at w.belanger@comcast.net or 603-718-2347. I would love to hear from ex-DECCIES that I may have worked with in past years.
Wayne Belanger, 5 Dora St. Nashua, NH 03060/603-718-2347
   w.belanger@comcast.net

Bennett, Su

2/13: I worked at DEC from 1977-2000 mostly at NIO- Salem, NH Manufacturing in Finance.
Currently working at Polycom in Andover MA as an Inventory Control Analyst and am working with lots of old DECies, and sometimes we reminisce about the good old days !!!  
su_ben142@hotmail.com

Bento, Tony 10/13: New Member Tony Bento writes: Been working at DEC-COMPAQ-HP for over 41 years. What a long strange trip it's been. -TB amb@technologist.com

Berg, Pamela

01/11: I worked for DEC from 1980 until 2005, after Intel’s take over. I currently work for BAE Systems, which is a military contractor out of the Nashua NH area. In one of our company communications newsletters in Oct 2010, they announced that they had just retired 3 VAX servers that had been dutifully running in NH for all these years! How proud I felt. Now that is a wonderful example of a quality product! dollcollector@charter.net

 

5/10: I worked at the Semiconductor plant in Hudson MA from 1980 until about 2005. I will remember my time at Digital forever fondly - I worked with the greatest group of brilliant engineers and technicians. If you were willing to work hard and had the ambition to excel, Digital gave you every opportunity. I loved working at Digital and miss it to this day. (Now, Pam is employed as an IC Designer.)

Berg-Sonne, Anker

10/15:  Retired in March of 2015 and really enjoying it. Spending time traveling to exotic destinations and enjoying my many hobbies.  bostonsearover@gmail.com

Bernath, Jerry

 

12/15: I just received a email from Romeo Giussoni who worked for Digital in HK when I also was there. He now lives in Switzerland as does his son who recently went to Italy and the Ferrari plant. Read what he said AND LOOK AT THE FRONT OF THE RACECAR! bernathbibi@gmail.com

From Romeo: Christian was visiting this week in Modena, Italy the Ferrari factory and its museum. (Photo at left.) Another century that was, DIGITAL was alive and kicking ... and sponsoring Ferrari.

 

2/11:  Jerry Bernath (bernathbibi@gmail.com), former Digital sales exec now retired in FL and his boat BiBi, writes: "I am having smooth sailing in the Bahamas, but right now I am at anchor here in George Town, Exumas. You can Google the place and see what it is like. In 2 weeks there will be a cruising regatta here that lasts for 13 days with lots of events -- boating, trivia, Texas Hold'm, Bocchi ball, baseball, golf, etc. I am The Golf event chairman. We build a 9 hole course on the beach and play the event before the Tide takes the course away! It's lots of fun. I shall be back to Florida late April." Jerry s/v BiBi   (updated from 1/10)

Berube, Ned

08/09:  Ned Berube sent in the photo of the newly dedicated Carlisle Veterans' Honor Roll/Memorial. "This is a project I worked on for over two years with the Carlisle Honor Roll committee to help replace the old wooden bulletin board honor rolls that were fast deteriorating. We had some 300 people attend the dedication."

nedberube@comcast.net

Blizard, Gail 9/14: Worked for DEC, CPQ, HP from 1978-2010. Currently retired/partially disabled but enjoying life with my wonderful husband of 39 years.

2/13: Currently retired after 32 years working for Digital, Compaq, and HP, and a long illness. Bob and I have been married for 37 years, have two grown children, and are currently on our way to Tucson, Arizona, where we will be until the middle of April. We hope New England will have Spring by then. Despite my physical limitations we are enjoying retirement immensely and are so busy we wonder how we ever found the time to work!  r2g2blizard@gmail.com

Brister, Bob

10/14: My last position with DEC was a product safety incident investigator working in the EHS group at Powder Mill Rd Maynard. Was with DEC for 21 years. I started as a Field Service Eng. at Parker St Maynard and then moved to the Stow building when it opened in 1982. I am now working as a Product Support Engineer for Philips Healthcare in Andover, MA. I’ve been with them for 14 years. robert.brister@philips.com

Britt, Margaret

2/15:  Dr. Margaret Britt will be retiring from teaching in the M.B.A. Program at Mount Vernon Nazarene University at the end of July, 2015. Margaret is looking forward to retirement in her residence in Lakeland, Florida. Much of her college teaching focused on the excellent business practices of Digital Equipment Corporation (1974-1994) where she worked for twenty years before her tenure in higher education at three different universities.
 

1/13: Dr. Margaret Britt (Corporate Finance Training and the F.D.P. Program; 20 years at DEC, 1974-1994) is still teaching in the M.B.A. Program at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio. She has a home in Lakeland, Florida where she spends time during vacations. Margaret has fond memories of Digital and her many friends!   meje7@aol.com  (update from 2/12)

Brown, E. Lisa 1/13: Former Human Resources Manager at DEC. Retired from HP as Director of HR for Global Services. Currently engaged in volunteer work with Quest, local Food Bank and mentoring young professional women with 3Plus International Women. Would love to hear from those I worked with in the past at brown.lisa790@gmail.com

Brownson, Bob

2/16: Bob Brownson writes that he is very busily retired, but missing the action. :)

 

3/12:  After working for 57 years I have ceased the monthly commute to Asia and have started doing some different activities around locally. If there are any hikers out there you may be interested in my website, www.wander-stock.com I craft canes, walking and hiking sticks. I am also doing volunteer work as well as enjoying travel that is not so geared to a business timetable. bobbrownson@gmail.com

Bruce, Ed 6/11:  With 33 years of successful experience in technical and promotional communications, Ed Bruce is looking for work as a writer or editor in eastern MA or southern NH (edward.bruce@verizon.net or 1-978-486-4584).

Bujnowski, Michael

1/11:  From Michael Bujnowski: Don Goduti and I are teaching a course about PCs to seniors in the Bow NH area.  mbujnowski@comcast.net:

Burness, Jack

1/16:  Jack Burness, now of Colorado Springs, sent photos of the renovation of the Maynard Mill, which will morph over the coming year into "Mill and Main."

  

demolition of a Mill building     concept drawing of "Mill & Main"

 

2/13: Jack writes from Colorado Springs:

For those that remember Moonlander on the GT40, it was created 40 years ago, just about on February 1, 1973. With the “final” and much used version being created on February 25, 1973.

But thanks to Rick Naro you can play it right now. On your iPad (sorry, it doesn’t work on an iPhone).  It is amazingly like the original.  Just download the app Moonlander Classic by Paradigm Systems from the appstore. It’s free. And amidst the credits and FAQs there are interesting tidbits of information, including the original source code...       forums@burness.com

Byers, Hugh

1/11:  I was the owner/founder of a DEC hardware/software OEM in the late 70's and early 80's and a programmer of every DEC processor (except the 3, which I did see once.) My current interest is to see if there is some DEC aficionado or collector who can read/transcribe some DECTapes for me. hugh@ingeniouspartners.com

Carlin, Bob 2/13: I'm working for CGI Technology Solutions which is a global firm of about 72,000 employees. I'm in the Project Management Office out of their Andover Mass office supporting two of US Business Units related to client engagements procedures, reporting, and occasionally working on a client engagement. bob_carlin@yahoo.com
Carr, Diane 2/10:  Diane Carr retired from HP in December 2006. Have enjoyed the last 3 years without concalls and meetings. Have uploaded hundreds of old family photos, slides and negatives and created DVD shows with music and captions to share with my brother and sister. Expect to move to The Villages, Florida, within the next year or two so; have also been busy re-painting the inside of the house in Shrewsbury in anticipation of putting it on the market.

Carthy, David

08/09:  David Carthy, an Israeli member of DECconnection, has his own consulting company. He wrote in suggesting we check out this nice reminder of what we are and were on You Tube: DEC - A Glimpse of the Future, 1994. david@carthyconsulting.com          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1l6aBgX5UY

Chapman, Kathy 2/12: I'm a patent attorney at the Naval Research Lab, working on software patents. Wouldn't be able to do this job without my engineering experience at DEC. But more than that, DEC taught me how the workplace should be, it was a paradigm shift kind of place, the rest of the world will eventually catch up, I hope. chapman.kathy@gmail.com

Chen, David H.

2/13:  I am getting ready to retire from the business that I helped start in internet advertising analytics. Target date is June, then a trip to Africa and after that, we'll see.  david.h.chen@comcast.net

Church, Pauline

12/09:  Pauline Church has moved from CA to MA (Maynard area) and is looking for a job in Purchasing. If you know of any openings please let her know at churchp@aol.com.

Clockedile, Art

1/15: Art Clockedile, badge #40, sent in a photo of his 25th Digital anniversary award, received in 1984.

Click here to see it on our online museum page.      clockedilea@charter.net

Cole, Mary

8/15:  Eagle-eyed Mary Cole forwarded a link to Steve Kallis' Digital film Library on www.archives.org. Along the Shorelines of the Skies is an industrial film showing how a PDP-8 is used to calibrate instrumentation used in space probes. Also a PDP-12 application tracking pulsars is featured. The 50-year anniversary of photos from Mars and Mariner occurred in mid-July. mary.cole@comcast.net, skallisjr@juno.com

 

2/15:  Remember the famous story about Grace Hopper and the first computer “bug”? Well, here’s Grace’s first actual, real bug. The year was 1947 if you believe Wikipedia.

A bit of history floating around on the internet:

(Notice she was working on arctangents, sines, and cosines… wow, huh?)



Mary Cole

 

10/14: Mary Cole wrote in with a link to an essay by Isaac Asimov in Technology Review that brought to mind her Digital days. - How do people get new ideas? She says: Well, this is a great essay about DEC. It is exactly the wonderful atmosphere we had for so long. And I’m sure it underlies the creativity of the company. All those great consultants who lead group meetings helped facilitate creativity.

 

11/13: When I saw this I was reminded of all the long hours and many weekends we all worked in the computer industry at the dawn of the era. It brought back a lot of good memories. Hope it does the same for you!
www.scilogs.com/next_regeneration/were-up-all-night-to-get-data/

 

2/13:  Mary Cole sent video links to some old Digital humor...
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tKU0ivYxq_I&noredirect=1&hd=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=GOphzme6EDw&hd=1
also she found an old Digital Business Opportunities UNIX folder which is pictured in our Promo Museum mary.cole@comcast.net

 

2/10:  I'm working on the business plan for a medical device company doing surgical instrumentation and trying to help two different groups of friends find ways to make their dreams come to fruition. One needs financial backing and has a patented technology that can change the face of wireless communications, stop the carnage from texting while driving, and end all unauthorized use of cellphones within restricted areas (see www.quietcell.com). The other effort involves helping a great lady named Teresa Martin down on the Cape get a children's book published. I see the potential as similar to Andre Norton's award-winning works. It's good to have people and things to believe in as well as challenges that keep the blood flowing. Best wishes to all.

Conaway, Jack

08/09:  Jack Conaway, who worked at DEC in product line and marketing groups from 1979 to 1993 (ESG, CAEM, CIM, Auto Industry) completed 800 miles on the Appalachian Trail on May 28, 2009 from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Bald Mountain, Virginia. He abandoned his thru-hike of the AT after contracting giardia and losing 31 pounds. Jack, who is retired had his 67th birthday on the trail in Georgia. He is recovered now and looking forward to his next adventure.

Conley, Chuck

5/13:  New DECconnection member Chuck Conley writes: I joined DEC in 1967 (Badge 3902); started out doing PDP-8 programming, worked in Home Office SW Support, DECUS, and IS (now it would be called Information Technology), mostly in OPVAX Order Processing and the NARS (Accounts Receivable) system. Fully retired in 1997, I am enjoying retirement with many interests and activities.
nepacer@aol.com
 

Cooper, Sandra

2/12: My retirement years have been spent traveling Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee in our 36' Winnebago - Adventurer. We mostly stay at State Parks and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. The Alaskan tour/cruise, last year, was the best cruise we have ever taken. So, I guess we are always looking for new adventures.  If DEC Connection organizes a cruise I would love to hear about it.   slcooper@tampabay.rr.com

Corsi, Giorgio

2/11: Giorgio Corsi (giorgio.corsi@wanadoo.fr) writes: "I am currently living in Vienna, Austria but commuting regularly to France and Italy. I am enjoying my retired status and I also do some consulting on HR issues with companies in Switzerland, France and Italy. We plan to be back to our place in France by the end of 2013 when my wife will also retire. Together with my wife we set up a consulting boutique that we called GHRICO (Global HR International Consulting). We mainly focus on personal coaching for senior executives (via phone or internet), post merger/acquisition integration and issues resolution, and company reorganization and restructuring.

1/10: I moved from Geneva to Vienna in March last year, I continue with my Human Resources consulting activity.

Costello, Bill 6/11:  In response to an internet story concerning a recent Pentagon tradition of paying weekly homage to injured veterans of war, Bill Costello makes the following suggestion: One thing that I do, and many ex-DECcies could do, is to stop at a funeral home to pay their respects to the fallen. I'll stop at any veteran's funeral in my county from WW II to today's wars. The families will appreciate it & it only takes a few minutes. Most newspaper obituaries will identify the deceased as a veteran. MSgt Bill Costello, PA ANG - 171st ARW/MSC  Bill.costello@ang.af.mil 

2/10:  Bill Costello (PTO: '84 to '96) left I/T (IBM Co.) in '02 and have been working for a component of the USAF since. Bill is now working as a contracting official for the PA Air National Guard (USAF) and is also teaching college part-time. Last June Bill was one of our featured speakers for our Member-Helping-Member Concalls in his area of expertise, getting jobs with the federal government, and how to do business with the federal government. Bill would also be happy to give advice on getting college teaching positions - write to him at William.costello@bc3.edu.

05/09:  Bill Costello, former sales/marketing pro in I/T for 23 years (Moore, DEC, IBM, E&Y and an IBM Partner) changed his career path in 2004 to work for the federal government as a civilian contracting officer in the Pittsburgh PA area.  Bill was a featured speaker in our 2009 concall series for how to find jobs in a challenging economy; his expertise is government employment and contracting.

Cox, William 3/12: I left DEC in 1995 (just before my group was sold to Oracle) to join Sybase. I am still at Sybase, which was recently purchased by SAP. whcox53@gmail.com

Cozma, Mary

7/13: I am now working with a fantastic small business out of VA in the Pittsburgh area supplying IT infrastructure and contractors. This is a Service Disabled Veteran small business and staffed by 86% veterans. Most of them with TS and SCI clearances. This is almost as good as being back at DEC!!! Feel free to give me a call if you have any interest or just questions.  mjcoz5@verizon.net, 571-441-0814.   Mary also co-organized the Pittsburgh PA Chapter for DEC Connection.
 

3/12:  Mary Cozma says please contact her for network products --in most cases I can get DEC alumni special pricing. I am a Strategic Account Manager and focused on Business Development. I can be reached at 724-873-6557 (office) or 412-656-9005 (cell). www.BlackBox.com for our website. Check out the cold front datacenter cabinet door that saves approx 50% of energy costs to cool the datacenter. Mary.Cozma@blackbox.com

Crawford, Linda

April 2013:  Linda is our  Featured Entrepreneur.

2/13: I am currently a Gluten-Food Allergy-Toxin Coach specializing in working with clients nationwide who are struggling with food allergies/or toxins (in the home related to allergies) that need information, education or support through this difficult challenge in their lives. I work with clients through an online, private website, by phone or face to face, if local in Orange County, CA. I also am a Southern Cook and work with clients who need help in shopping, cooking and eating delicious, healthy, allergy-free dishes. Offer a VIP Day where I take you on a grocery shopping tour, do kitchen setup, cupboard clearing, menu planning and cooking classes in your home! My goal is to work with you to face and embrace your food allergies so they don\'t control your life. You control them through education and knowing what to do so you can live your best life. To Your Health! Linda

Davis, Galen

3/13:  Galen Davis .... formally known as DEC badge #307. Retired 1962-1992 from DEC while working in San Diego, then retired again from Intel, 1993-2003. Volunteer activities in San Diego included SCORE business counseling and museum docent on the carrier USS Midway.

 
Now living in Phoenix with wife Diana we recently celebrated our 50 wedding anniversary. Four adult children, eight grand children, one great granddaughter. Retirement hobbies include golf, camping and nature photography. Samples of my nature photography can be found on Shutterpoint.com:
http://www.shutterpoint.com/Photos-Search.cfm?q=Galen+davis&order=rat

 

In Arizona I've joined with other DEC Arizona alumni to hold semi-annual lunches in Phoenix on the first Saturday in April and November. We find 50-75 alumni twice a year to network and share updates, etc. Our next lunch is this April 6th. For details (or to get on our e-list for Arizona alumni events) write me at: GalenDavis@aol.com


Thanks to the "DECConnection" for excellent communications, with our DEC family, and keeping the DEC network and spirit alive. Our company was more than a job to many of us, it was an unforgettable and productive working experience.

Davis, Rene (Corinda) 2/13: I retired from Digital, where I worked in the Market Data Center in Marlboro and Maynard for many years.  Now at age 89, I keep very busy with my African Violet Club, a Sewing/ Craft group that raises money to support our Senior Center. I also volunteer for two months every year in two of Sudbury's kindergarten classes and I believe this will be my 13th year!  I keep in touch with my four grandchildren and two great Grandchildren. This is my life now since my hubby of 61 years passed away.   sivade@msn.com
DeSimone, Bill 2/13:  William DeSimone writes: I am semi-retired and work part time providing marketing services on a contractual basis. wadsystems@comcast.net
Detsky-Weil, Faye 8/15: I left DEC in 1986 after six years, having worked at Parker Street in Maynard, MA in the Tax Department and Educational Services. My family and I moved to San Diego, CA. In 1989, I joined Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), then headquartered in San Diego, as an Instructional Designer. After close to 14 years, I went to work for L-3 Communications for nine years. I was active in the school systems and on the local community planning board. I acquired an ABA-approved Paralegal certificate and have been serving as an Ethics Commissioner on the San Diego Ethics Commission. I trained to become a California-registered volunteer Medicare Counselor and now volunteer at Elder Law & Advocacy as a Medicare Counselor for the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP). I also volunteer as a legal assistant for the Nursing Home Rights Enforcement Program.  detskyweilf@gmail.com

Diaz, Tavo (Octavio)

11/15: Tavo is organizing a Holidays SPS + Digital Services Alumni Reunion folks - December 10, 2015 in Marlboro MA.  See website home page for details.  tavo@tavodiaz.com

8/15: Started at Digital in early 1974 and survived the Compaq and HP mergers until retired (non-voluntarily) in 2009. The years at Digital shaped my life with incredible positive experiences. tavo@tavodiaz.com

5/15: Tavo writes: I'm happily retired now, enjoying time do work on house projects, play golf 2-3 times week and having lunch with friends every other day. Waiting for the spouse to also retire make our retirement plans come true.

4/13: What else can I say about my DEC life, not only I have longtime best friends from DEC, but it was instrumental on helping me solidifying my relationship with my now wife, a New Yorker, 36 anniversary 3 weeks ago, who I met in Mexico City while she was on vacation. While I was world traveler before joining DEC, internship in France in 73 for a year, joined DEC in 74, being in GIA took me to so many places on the world and allow mw me to meet people that I’m still in contact with. It also made my kids world travelers. Probably it helps that we go back to Mexico every year, but we also took them to Japan and Hong Kong, and we traveled to Peru and Chile. We are starting to have Internet video meetings with the old time GIA guys.

Dieter, Ralph Ralph Dieter wrote in on Tue, 29 May 2012: I note that today is the 20th anniversary of our SERP. I wonder how many remembered?  k1rd@k1rd.net

D'Olimpio, Peter

11/10: From Peter D'Olimpio, PMP: I am a current HP employee, and I started with DEC in 1981. I saw something a year or 2 ago that I totally forgot about until now. While on a project, I was able to get a tour of what was left of the data center on Taylor Street in Littleton, MA (a former DEC location). While touring the floor, I saw something that I could not believe. I saw a small row of old DEC VAX machines still in use! After the initial shock wore off, I took my phone and quickly snapped the attached photo because I knew no one would believe me! The data center is closed now, not sure what happened to the machine? So here we have it, a DEC product that you just can’t kill!!!! Figured the members would get a kick out of it. peter.dolimpio@hp.com

Drake, Bill 10/15:  Bill Drake has retired; before leaving Digital, was a Senior Sales Exec in the Research Triangle Park NC office.  billdrake@earthlink.net

Dubie, Ellie

7/12:  I worked at DEC from 1976 until 1994; and after taking a few months off I started temporary work at Fidelity Investments. My temporary position grew into a permanent position within a year at the World Trade Center in Boston. My position there was as an Electronic Publishing Specialist -- in 1997 I was promoted and moved to Merrimack, NH as a Senior Electronic Publishing Specialist. At Fidelity, my position included many things -- from typesetting, to graphic design, etc., on Annual and Semiannual reports and prospectus' reports. I interfaced each day with business partners who were legal specialists and accounting managers, which was a great life experience that I enjoyed very much. By spring of 2011, I decided to retire as my commute of an hour to work and an hour home was taking a toll on me. My retirement was in June of 2011. edubie4@comcast.net

Duchemin, Ray

1/11:  Greetings to all my former DECcie friends. I am currently working as a senior software engineer at AT&T in Tampa and recently published my first novel (MindLink) under the pen name of Raymond E Dyer. I would love to hear from any of my old friends at red0107@gmail.com.

Durant, Judy

2/13: I'm a Realtor here in Bradenton, FL which is on the Gulf coast (just north of Sarasota & south of Tampa Bay) Our office specializes in condo sales so we work with lots of 'snowbirds' hoping to escape the winter snow/ice. Lots of great bargains are still available so it's very busy and a fun job. www.judydurant.com

 

6/11: The Real Estate market has risen from the ashes in Florida. I'm having my busiest year in a long time and there are some great Real Estate values here now. Come on down! Peter and I live just south of Tampa Bay (Bradenton/Sarasota area) - really a beautiful spot on the west coast. judy@judydurant.com

Durant, Peter 2/13: I'm retired, playing golf, biking and cooking for my wife Judy who is working 24/7 as a successful realtor
(judy@judydurant.com). SW Florida is a great place to retire, and we love it here. We're near Sarasota, the cultural capital of West Florida. Would like to be closer to children (MA and CA) but...
Regards, Pete Durant 
 pvdurant@earthlink.net

Earls, Alan

2/11:  Alan Earls (alan.earls@post.harvard.edu) writes that he is taking his interest in tech history into a new part-time position as Director of Development at the Charles River Museum of Industry in Waltham, MA. [Ed. note: Alan published a definitive work about Digital in 2004.]  See Members in Print.

 

12/09:  Alan Earls recently published an article about DEC, mentioning Gordon Bell's and Harlan Anderson's new books:

http://www.masshightech.com/stories/2009/11/30/daily23-DEC-may-be-gone-but-its-not-forgotten.html

Emerson, Will

4/11: Will Emerson, Sudbury MA: Currently self-employed as a Multi-Disciplinary Habitational Technician (in other words - I'm taking care of the house while my wife, Mary-Lee, continues with her highly challenging position in the healthcare industry ). I am seeking to return to the insurance industry as soon as possible. Also, we're eagerly anticipating the Jimmy Buffett concert in June followed with a week in Waldoboro Maine come July. will_emerson@verizon.net

Enright, Marce 2/16: Marce Enright writes: 80 years old last June, I still maintain the New England Traditional Jazz web site at www.nejazz.com. Check it out! Happy Birthday, Marce!   marce@nejazz.com

3/12:  Marce Enright, at 76 1/2, is still encouraging people to get out and support Traditional/Dixieland Jazz anywhere in their neighborhood, or the world! If you're visiting New England, you'll find them on her calendar, updated daily, at www.nejazz.com

Evans, Jim 2/13: I am currently working at Oracle in Burlington, MA as a SPARC server qualifications engineer.  n1hts@comcast.net
Ferrara, Ray 2/12:  Does any one know where Ken Gordon, the former head of DSTAR, is located? I have run across a new type of database that is self-defining and want to discuss it with him.  rferrara@rbmtechnologies.com
Field, Liz 2/13:  I am still a massage therapist (since ending my technical writing career in 2001). I also am an artist and a quilter (and a grandmother). Some of my art is on my web site: http://home.comcast.net/~ejefield16/index.html             ejefield16@comcast.net
Fierro, Guillermo Barrera 1/14: Guillermo Barrera Fierro, Miami FL writes: I like to stay active. After I sold my dot.com back in 2002 I have been studying the market for new opportunities, and many have come true. I am open to working with interested parties.  gbfierro@gmail.com

Figuerido, Bob

 

1/10: Retired from HP in 2002 after 22 years with Digital and Compaq working in Real Estate Construction. Worked in Boston for Jacobs Engineering until July 2008. Presently working 3 days a week at Shepherd Engineering in Worcester. Registered Professional Engineer is 11 states and presently a Board Member on the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Filgate, Bruce 4/13:  Bruce has completed some fascinating civic projects in recent years:
Finer, Barbara

1/16:  Barbara Finer writes that Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Polito visited TechSandBox, the innovation hub in MetroWest during January. Among the luminaries attending the proceedings was Rose Ann Giordano, former Digital VP, Board of Advisors to TechSandBox, and DEC Connection member.

5/14: Barb is very proud to announce that TechSandBox has been awarded a Mass Tech Collaborative Planning Grant.  Congratulations to Barb and the 60+ volunteers at TechSandBox!

10/13: Barb Finer is excited to announce that Governor Deval Patrick attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Hopkinton location of TechSandBox! on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. 103-105 South St. Hopkinton, MA. Info: www.techsandbox.org or barb@techsandbox.org.

July 2013: Barb is our Featured Entrepreneur.

2/13:  I was a DEC employee in Large Systems engineering (DEC-10/20). We’ve started a physical incubator/innovation center in MetroWest (35 towns by definition) to support entrepreneurs in science and tech startups who live and/or want to start here. We have start some meetups to introduce ourselves, the concept and also get volunteer committees going. Any entrepreneurs in the region and other key stakeholders, please come to a meeting to check us out. www.techsandbox.org is the main site and the Calendar has links to the meetups.  barb@quivivity.com

Foley, Rita

3/16:  We are sad to report that our member Rita Foley passed away on March 30, 2016 at age 63 after a courageous battle with cancer.

 

3/11:  Rita Foley, Brooklyn NY, wrote that she retired from being President of a $1b global packaging business 5 years ago in order to dedicate herself to giving back. Today she spends a third of her time on non profit work (she is on the board of Pro Mujer International and The Healthcare Chaplaincy). The second third is for serving on corporate boards so she can provide donations to those non profit initiatives. She also leads Crenshaw Associates board services practice. The last third is for fun. Under the fun category, Rita loves to travel and she has just co-authored a book Reboot Your Life. Energize Your Career & Life by Taking a Break, available April 2011. Visit www.rebootbreaks.com for workshops and more information. Congratulations, Rita! photo of book above right. rvfhome@aol.com      See Members in Print.

Fox, Mary

9/11: I recently retired from my second career in Healthcare IT at Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, VA. Now enjoying golf and travel. golfingmary@gmail.com

Fraser, Linda

06/09:  Linda Fraser has recently kicked off a business venture. Website is http://www.packagedroi.com/

 - I am looking for an energetic person with sales background and experience in Manufacturing and Wholesale Distribution who would like to partner with me in growing this business. Contact her at 603-672-3400 or voyager2349@comcast.net

Fraze, Jay

3/17: I've been in Denver, CO for 20 years after moving from the East Coast. Currently I am on the Board of the Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce and Director of Membership & Sponsorship recruiting. jfraze1@gmail.com

12/15:  I worked in Sales for the DEC Financial District in NYC. Now I live in Denver, CO. On the Board of the Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce and work there part time recruiting new Chamber members & sponsors. Also on the Board of the Cherry Creek Theatre.

Freedman, Edward
10/16: I started at DEC in the Mill for Software Development Methods & Tools, moved to Spitbrook with Technical Languages and worked on BLISS and VMS Debug. Later I joined Mid-Range Systems doing Advanced Development on Parallel Architectures & Algorithms. Then moved to Digital Semiconductor's Alpha Engineering (Architecture, then Applications) in Hudson, Shrewsbury, and Marlborough. I left in 2001, went back to grad school to get a degree in Bioinformatics. Went on to develop software for genomic science at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. I now teach Bioinformatics at Harvard and consults independently. In my spare time, I am president of the Greater Boston Chapter of the Association for Computer Machinery (GBC/ACM), and occasionally produces events for the Cambridge Science Festival. edward.freedman@acm.org
Friedrich, John 2/12: I am currently with Dell’s Nashua Design Center (NDC) [formerly ZKO2] functioning as a Global Supplier Quality Management Sr. Advisor A.K.A. Supplier Quality Engineer. Joined what was the EqualLogic a start-up in the iSCSI storage array space in 2007 and was quickly acquired by Dell. Nice to see the rest rooms still had the chalkboards in them. This year they may call me a Global Operations Engineer, and responsibilities shifting accordingly. Connections on LinkedIn and Facebook.    johnfriedrichjr@gmail.com
Fuller, Clifford 3/12: Clifford Fuller: Currently retired in Milford. Working at DEC was MUCH better. A note to members: If you live on or near Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Surftones have rehearsals each Monday evening at 7:30 in the Unitarian Church on route 6A in Barnstable. They love to have visitors and also are looking for new Chorus members. Barbershop style singing. I live a little too far away to attend myself, but ENJOY. cfuller49@msn.com

Fuller, Royce

2/11:  From Royce Fuller (roycefuller@verizon.net): "I have been retired for 7 years from Bank of America, which I joined after Compaq selected me for outplacement. My wife and I own and manage 3 multi-family rental properties in Maynard and Acton as our "retirement jobs" and I enjoy golf, skiing and travel for my recreation. I am happily anticipating a grandson, due any day now, to join my 5 other grandchildren."  Updated from 1/10.

Fuller, Sam

1/11:  I am the CTO and VP of R&D at Analog Devices, Inc. I now work on IC's that have an ASP of about $10 and have the performance and capacity of some of the PDP 11/70's or VAX 11/780's that sold for $250K or more back when I joined DEC in 1978. sam.fuller@analog.com

Gaskill, Wayne 2/13: I am retired and do some volunteering for the local Church here in the Tampa area. I also help a few friends with their boats and have make it a point to hit the gym every morning. Of course I have the never ending honey-do list that I enjoy.   Capt. Wayne Gaskill  cwgaskill@tampabay.rr.com

Germanowski, Glen

 2/13: (DEC 1980-1992) – The company where I was serving as General Counsel was acquired in December of 2012 and as a result, I am now in private legal practice, working with high tech companies, particularly in the areas of employment law, contracting, and privacy and data retention. After DEC, I spent 16 years as an attorney and VP/Associate General Counsel at Sybase, Inc. I can be reached at 978 228 9482.

Gilchrest, Lucille

4/13: My husband Bob and I have been wintering in Boqueron, Puerto Rico for the last 8 years and love the warm temps and beach waters. We have made many friends from all over, and I am on the Board of International Friendship Club, a non-profit organization that raises money to support women/children/animal shelters on the island. Back home in North Waterboro, Maine, we live on Lake Arrowhead, and enjoy fishing, our 6 grandchildren who come from Maine, Virginia, and California, and work 2 days a week on the boat ramp monitoring for invasive milfoil. Bob serves on the water committee and I help out with fundraising. We try to keep active and love to travel. We are planning a European river cruise this year for our 50th anniversary. Life is Good!!rgilchrest@roadrunner.com

Ginac, Linda

05/09:  Linda Ginac is Founder and CEO of The Ginac Group, a leading career development and education company headquartered in Austin, Texas, and a trailblazing volunteer in many professional and charitable organizations. www.ginacgroup.com    Linda was a speaker offering career advice to fellow DECcies in our concall series "The Ultimate Job-Finding Concall" in May, 2009.  linda.ginac@ginacgroup.com

Ginger, Ron

12/11: I am retired to the coast of Maine. I still do my boating, completing a 2000 mile run from Ottawa Canada to Maine, via the Great Lakes a few years ago. I'm also still into technology, active in computer control of machinery. ronginger@roadrunner.com

Girouard, Jaye

8/10:  Retirement just wasn't for me so I have a lovely part time job working at Cavium Networks in Marlboro. I'm helping them with their college program, which is perfect for me. I also have 3 grandkids who take up

some of my time. Just got back from London/Paris! Awesome. justjaye40@yahoo.com

Glorioso, Bob

6/12: I am chairing our Ham Radio Club's 24 hour emergency exercise as part of a national emergency drill June 23 and 24. We will be operating 4 radio stations on emergency power at the Concord Rod and Gun Club near the Concord Rotary. We will set up in the morning, go on the air at 2PM, operate until 2PM on Sunday the 24th and be on our way home by 4PM after packing our gear and tearing down about one-dozen antennas!

 

2/12: Dee and I are spending the heart of the winter at our little condo in Florida before returning to Stow to sing in the Sounds of Stow Festival Chorus and Orchestra's winter concert on March 18. Thanks to some of the technology we pioneered at DEC, I am able to keep up with my BOD and technical consulting work while watching Manatees swim by.   Bob & Dee Glorioso, Riviera Beach, FL.  rglorioso@comcast.net

 

1/10:  I am mostly retired but enjoy consulting for entrepreneurs and sit on the Boards of Boston Green Goods that has several e-tailing websites, including www.Allergybuyersclub.com and www.greenandmore.com, Boston Logic that creates websites and does on-line marketing for the Real Estate industry, and B'aires, a wholesale distributor of fashion accessories from South America, www.welcometobaires.com.

Goldenberg, Ruth

10/10:  I have retired from high tech and have been focusing on healing people rather than software. I'm a Reiki volunteer at Emerson Hospital in Concord MA and Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor ME. I've just completed a two-year program in Biodynamics Craniosacral Therapy and am intending to grow a healing business. goldenruth@gmail.com

Goodwin, Dave

2/10:  I am an ex-DECcie from the UK. Currently I am working part time for the UK Government in IT. At the same time I am studying for a PhD at the University of London, looking at the downfall of DEC and the potential that was there at the ed. I should finish my theses in about a year from now.  dave.goodwin@gmail.com

Goodwine, Martha

2/13: I'm still at HP, working for the Global Financial Governance and Compliance team. I continue to work at home (17 years now) and stay in contact with colleagues via regularly scheduled training days, functions, and f2f (face-to-face meetings). I've been offered early retirement 3 times but continue working to keep all my animals (2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 horse) living in the manner to which they have become accustomed! I feel extremely blessed and valued!  m.goodwine@hotmail.com
 

2/10:  Martha Goodwine (formerly named Smithwood '78-'85, Phinney '85-'04) writes that she is now a Senior Financial Analyst/Worldwide Risk Compliance (Policy and Compliance) for Hewlett Packard. Martha has put in 32 combined (Digital/Compaq/HP) years with the company, and is now a telecommuter working from home in Hollis NH (her management based on the west coast). 

Gould, Fred 2/13: I recently joined Facebook after I dropped my landlines and felt that I needed some channel to allow folks to find me. I have been able to connect with former DEC colleagues around the world by using Digital GIA search on Facebook and have found many of our former GIA people in Australia, Japan and South America that I have not connected with in 20 years. Fred Gould #115  veloman@roadrunner.com

Greer, Lou

12/11: The City of Greenville, SC has asked me to chair the host committee of the 2012 Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (www.mcla.us) championship tournament. We beat out San Diego and Denver to become the host city for the event that will take place here on May 14th through the 19th. The MCLA includes club lacrosse teams from 212 colleges and universities from across the country. The Division I champion in 2011 was Brigham Young; they beat Arizona State in the final.

 

7/11:  It's about ten years since my age dictated that retirement is about the only job I was not overqualified (or in reality not too old) to obtain. I have stayed pretty active as a high school lacrosse referee and coach, but the past couple of months have offered me the opportunity to use the skills and finesse I learned as a member of Deb Nichols' Program Team for DECworld 1992. I was a leader of the Greenville, SC team that got our city selected to host the 2012 and 2013 Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) national championship tournament. Little Greenville was chosen over San Diego and Denver. The MCLA is an organization of 200+ college club lacrosse teams, including Boston College, UCLA, Michigan, Brigham Young, and many others.
 

I am now co-chairman of the organizing committee that will prepare for and execute the tournament ... the largest event of its type that Greenville has ever hosted. Our job includes the overseeing of the renovation of our stadium. You may have seen our ancient stadium; it was the one used for George Clooney's movie Leatherheads. Although I am not getting paid for my efforts, it is great to feel the same enthusiasm for a task that I did when I was with Digital 18 years ago.

Lou Greer, Digital 1980-1993.
lougreer797@cs.com

 

1/10:  Recently remarried (9/22/08), Dee and I are living in retirement between our homes in Greenville, SC and Natchez, MS. In February we're hoping to establish a small DECconnection group in the SC Upstate. We would welcome a visit from any DEC alumni. We have a Red Sox-affiliated baseball team that plays on a field with the dimensions of Fenway ... including the Green Monster.

Hall, Bernie

1/13:  I drove by the old Digital Parker Street facility (PK1, PK2 & PK3) today and was shocked to see two of the buildings (PK1 & PK3) demolished! The site is slated to be rebuilt as a shopping center.  I took these photos standing at the end of the pathway between the old DCU building and what used to be PK3. It was the best of times!           behall5@hotmail.com 

On the left is a pile of PK3 rubble, frozen pond near the center and PK2 off in the distance

 

Hamilton, Karen

1/17: Karen Hamilton wrote in with a unique item of Digital memorabilia - a RECIPE book! You’ll never guess what I just came across! _Look What We’ve Cooked-Up! Digital’s Delectable Dishes_. Recipes submitted by the employees of Digital Equipment of Canada Ltd (Kanata). Couldn’t find a date on it, but it does have a recipe for Nanaimo Bars – one of the best reasons to visit Canada! Yum!
Karen was kind enough to give us all the recipe!   
karenhamilton@verizon.net

 

1/13: After a number of years of retirement I’m now working at the Clinton Senior Center in the kitchen. We provide 5 nutritious meals a week at a nominal fee. karenhamilton@verizon.net

 

1/10:  Still living in Clinton; still working 3 days a week at Massachusetts Youth Soccer Assoc as the CORI admin. A member of Eastern Star in Maynard; of Clinton Fish & Game; and clerk this year of the Clinton Historical Commission. Do the publicity for the Lancaster Garden Club of which I'm a member. Cancer-free 5 years this past October. New titanium hip set off the metal detectors to and from my recent vacation-- a Caribbean cruise.

Harotian, Diana

3/13:  Diana is now a full-time LLD Program Teacher in Sudbury School District. In addition she is a Realtor at ERAKey Framingham, MA, and continues management consulting locally through her company ManEDGEment Solutions.    consultdia@aol.com

Helliwell, Dick 3/16:  Dick and his family moved from Colorado Springs, CO to Dayton, NV in 2015.

2/13:  Dick Helliwell is a firmware architect at DataDirect Networks Inc.  He develops firmware for high-end storage controllers.  rph@stanfordalumni.org

9/12:  Dick Helliwell has been working as a Firmware Architect at DataDirect Networks, Inc. in Colorado Springs since his retirement from HP in 2007.

Herbert, Carolyn 2/13: I do like to take part in your get-togethers and enjoy hearing where others are and what they are doing.  I am retired and will move to Vermont sometime this year. I spend my time doing volunteer work with the Harvard Council on Aging and The Harvard Womens club. Enjoy oil painting on wood and canvas . Also have a small business of framing with a product of a wedding invitation and mirror. Thanks for your updates. cherbert14@verizon.net
Hernandez, Gail

10/15: I'm offering consulting with firms who need help with their trade show programs. I offer strategic planning and logistics management and will be accepting new clients starting December 2015.  I can be reached at 603-654-2130 and via email at tradeshowmaven@yahoo.com

6/13:  I'm Gail (Georges Smith) Hernandez, and although I'm currently a corporate trade show manager, I'm looking for contract trade show consulting projects starting July 2, 2013. I also sell Premier Designs High Fashion jewelry for fun and profit. Since 1994, I've been offering my trade show marketing skills to large and small businesses as The Trade Show Maven. In addition to strategic planning I offer booth staff training and logistics assistance. As a Diamond-Level CTSM professional (Certified Trade Show Marketer), I advise other trade show and event professionals with their certification and also am a career advocate for anyone seeking employment (that means I try to give good advice!) I welcome the opportunity to talk with anyone interested in improving their trade show or event program.

Hering, Sally

2/13:  Sally is our Featured Entrepreneur, has built a successful real estate career, and has moved to Naples FL, where she has started a DEC Connection chapter.  Contact her at sahering@msn.com

 

4/10:  After leaving DEC/CPQ in 2000 I have worked as Sales VP for Ernst & Young Technologies, Park City Solutions and Atlanticon focusing on Healthcare Tech and Consulting Solutions covering most states. I am currently seeking my next career opportunity and would like to reach out to former DECee's to network! I continue to reside in the Ft. Lauderdale area for 30 yrs now and love it!

Heuberger, Reinhard

8/12:  Hello, it's been a long time ago when we were in contact. A lot has happened in the meantime and a new project with more than 2 years of development is completed. The DEC RL01/RL02 disk simulator is up
and running. More details, including a video can be obtained from my homepage www.pdp11gy.com

 

The idea behind my project is as follows: General, a Hardware has a life cycle but the Software never can die.
When the children of our children are grown, they have the opportunity to remind themselves of the DEC software and they can also run too real. I was just the beginning and maybe find someone to enhance and develop the project. A sponsor would be a great help. Finally, it is a question of money and time. Anyway, have fun with my video, It is a beautiful reminder of the DEC time.  Best regards from Munich/Germany.
 

2/10:  Reinhard Heuberger in Germany has posted a note looking for RL02 disk drive design information - please reply if you can help him with his vintage DEC PDP-11 Computer hobby. Reinhard.Heuberger@gmx.de

 

01/09: Reinhard, our new member, is a guy with the fastest PDP-11s in the world!

http://www.youtube.com/user/PDP11GY?gl=DE&hl=de

Higgins, Jim 5/16: Jim Higgins and his wife moved to the Cape last year and they are very busy with various retirement activities. He reminisces: My years at Digital were some of the best years of my career. I keep in touch with about 30 former colleagues in the U.S., U.K., Switzerland and Australia. I value those friendships greatly I appreciate the opportunity to keep up on general news via DEC CONNECTION. We all shared a truly unique environment at a special place. It's difficult to explain the unicity to others, and it probably will never be recreated. higginjames@gmail.com

2/13:  Jim Higgins is retired in Harvard with his wife, Nadya. He is involved in volunteer activities as well as an occasional marketing consulting engagement.

Hoffman, Greg

2/13: I continue to work with Intermap Technologies (www.Intermap.com) in their Denver, Colorado based Corporate Headquarters office as the Director of Human Resources. Our company uses location based information to create unique market point solutions that help enterprises and government agencies solve their location based information challenges.

 

2/11:  From Greg Hoffman (ghoffman@intermap.com): I was a member of the HR group in DEC Colorado Springs Operation from 1987 to 1993, joining Quantum Corp. in 1993 when they purchased the major portion of the disk drive business from us. I am now working with a small high technology Geospatial company in Englewood CO as their HR leader. The DEC network continues to amaze me... I wonder if Ken ever really understood the magnitude of what was created here!

 

1/10: Appreciate the work that you guys are doing to keep the DEC connection alive and well. I'm currently working with a high tech mapping company headquartered in Denver, CO as the lead HR guy. Having fun and looking forward to a successful 2010.

Hovsepian, Vartkes

1/12: After many years in hi-tech, even after working for DEC, I made a career change into consultative selling. I recently began a sales position with a payroll solutions company called Symphony. I am thoroughly enjoying working for a small company whose culture mirrors my values. Glad to be part of the Digital family again through DEC Connection. yergeenk@yahoo.com

Hughes, Lyle

10/10:  I was WFR'd from HP in April 2010, but I'm grateful to have made it for 36 years (starting with DEC in 74) without a layoff, so I've been enjoying the Summer while I look forward to my Phase II career opportunities and challenges. HughesLT1@Yahoo.com

Hughes, Roland

2/12:  Roland Hughes has recently released an EPUB version of "The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer" which is available on both Sony and Barnes & Nobel Web sites. He is releasing two Qt focused titles in EPUB format during Q1 2012 "The Minimum You Need to Know About Qt and Databases" along with "The Minimum You Need to Know About Mono and Qt". He is also a technology blogger for Motley Fool so if you have OpenVMS news which can be directly tied to a stock symbol please pass it along. "Selected" blog posts are syndicated throughout "the Foolish Family" of sites so if you want to see OpenVMS mentioned far and wide again, pass along the info and visit the site to see how many times OpenVMS has been mentioned already. roland@logikalsolutions.com

Humphrey, Ray

8/15: Ray is involved with: Board Director: Eid Passport/SureID with former Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge; General Ed Eberhart (former Chief of Staff US Air Force; Admiral Tom Collins (former Commandant Coast Guard); Buddy Beck; Bill Newton; Ernie Allen (former CEO Missing & Exploited Children).

 

2/13: Ray, who managed Security at Digital, is leading an exciting after-Digital life with international travel consulting to the government and industry on security issues and serving on several corporate boards: EID Passport with Homeland Secretary Tom Ridge; SecurTest; iSekurity; EmX/Blackwood Systems; U.S. Secretary of State's Overseas Security Advisory Council; State Department's Accountability Review Board.  Ray is the co-founder and a former president of the American Society of International Security (ASIS-Int'l) and is president of the International Security Management Association (ISMA).  Ray maintains his home in Sudbury MA, but has lived in Naples FL (paradise) for the last ten years   rayhumphrey@earthlink.net

 

7/12:  Ray Humphrey sent in a wonderful Digital story about how we got picture badges.

Read it, and others, on our website here.  

Hunter, Anne

6/13: Prior to leaving Digital in 1987 I took painting lessons as a diversion from my high stress marketing job. Within a year of leaving I was teaching classes and had opened my own studio. What started as a hobby has turned into an extremely satisfying business venture teaching others how to paint and writing books and articles on painting for the web and for local and overseas publications. I also teach at a number of local art galleries and travel to teach at conventions, conferences and at chapter meetings of the Society of Decorative Painters. Go to my website at http://www.thecreativetouch.com for more information on current activities or email me at creativetouch@earthlink.net

Hunter, Barrie

12/15: Barrie Hunter sent some nostalgia: I spent nearly all of 1968 and 69 in the same room with the PDP6 referenced here (click for link) - seems like (and I guess it was) a lifetime ago. To think this beast (the PDP-6) took up an entire room and had less memory and less bandwidth than the iPad I'm typing this on. barrie.hunter@earthlink.net

 

2/13:  Barrie volunteered to serve on the Board of DEC Connection.  Thanks Barrie! 

Read about his background here. 

Iannuzzelli, Ray

06/09:  I wanted to share some very positive news that had its origin at the Digital 50th Reunion a few years ago. My wife and I went to the reunion with a friend and his wife who also had been employed at DEC. As a mechanical engineer with a long interest in solar energy, I was very interested in one of the companies displaying their products, Nanoptics, whose solar H2 generator peaked my attention. After talking with the owner about mechanical issues his equipment might experience and exchanging business cards I soon forgot about Nanoptics until almost a year later when I received an email requesting a quotation for some mechanical analysis services. I replied with a quotation, got the work, and started my consulting company, RJ Iannuzzelli LLC. Now, a year after starting that work and my company I am still going with two current clients, both startups. So thanks to The DEC Connection for the obscure and circuitous start of my consulting company. Best Wishes, Ray Iannuzzelli, riannuzzelli@comcast.net, 603-672-2701

Infantino, Salvatore  I am fine, and relaxing, my movement is limited. SALINF5228@aol.com

Jablonsky, Stephen

3/16: I started working for DEC in 1972 in the Mill (5-B and 5-5), moved to Marlboro(MR01) then to PK1, MK0 and LTN. In Littleton I worked for three companies (DEC, COMPAQ and HP) but had the same office. I retired in 2005 and am now enjoying my retirement and feeling fine. Prior to joining DEC I worked at BBN (6 years) on the PDP-1, PDP 7/8 and PDP-10(KA10/KI10) as a computer operator manager.
Stephen.Jablonsky@comcast.net   508-769-9476

Jack, Bob 3/12:  I am still very active as a SCORE counselor for small business. My wife, Betty, and I will be celebrating our 60th wedding anniversary this August. We are about to leave for two months in Arizona. bobwjack@comcast.net
Johnson (formerly Lee), Taryn 5/13:  At Digital for 24 years, 1975 -1999. Worked in Maynard, PK3, PK1 & PK2, Bedford (customer training on Cosby Dr and Hudson (Semiconductor HL03-until it became Intel) I left DEC in Dec. 1999. Since then, I worked at GTE-Networking which eventually became Genuity, as a realtor in MA, and today am working at Genzyme in Framingham, MA. in the Metrology Dept. I am hoping to make the BBQ in June to meet and re-connecting with former DEC employees.  tjohnson@Hentar.com

Kahle, Jackie

11/12:   I write a bi-weekly blog for CA Technologies, and this week’s post has a remembrance of Ken Olsen and Digital, which was sparked by my watching the recent DVD. Thought you and our readers would enjoy seeing it. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/P4tRFz Jackie Kahle (DEC/CPQ/HP 1975-2003) Jackie.Kahle@ca.com

 

10/11:  Jackie Kahle writes: Having spent 28 years at Digital/Compaq/HP (1975-2003) and after stints at a startup, ATG and Gartner, I am now a VP of Marketing at CA Technologies. Every single one of my jobs has been gotten through my network of DEC contacts!  I’m still living in NH with actor-husband Michael Dell’Orto, daughter Sarah is in arts management in New York. I’m also the Vice-Chair of the NH State Council on the Arts. Happy to reconnect with more ex-Decies out there! jrtkahle@comcast.net

Kearns, Geri

06/09: Geri Kearns, former LACR Property and Real Estate Manager, is now selling residential real estate in Palm Beach County. She can be reached at geri@gerikearns.com, Grand Floridian Estate Realty, Boca Raton, FL 33432, 561-212-8760.

Keeney, Terry 11/09:  I worked for Digital for 25 yrs, then Compaq, then HP and then retired in June 2002. At this time I started my own Handyman business. I spend my days driving around Sudbury MA fixing people's houses and having a great time.
Kennedy, Mary Ellen 2/13: I'm currently a doing network support at a former DEC facility. In my free time, I'm working with a group planning to bring fiber to the home to 40+ towns in western Massachusetts (www.wiredwest.net maryellen.kennedy@gmail.com

3/12:  I'm currently working as a network technician in Hudson, MA at the old DEC HLO building.

Kilty, Nancy

Nancy Kilty serves as President of The DEC Connection.  After retiring from Digital/Compaq with over 25 years in sales and marketing management and business development, she completed Northeastern University’s CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification Program and became a financial advisor with SII Investments, Inc., and now Legacy Financial Advisors, www.LFSAdvisors.com

Nancy Kilty, CFP®
Legacy Financial Advisors, Inc., 1700 West Park Drive Suite 250, Westborough, MA 01581
Home Office: 617-924-0264  
nkilty@lfsadvisors.com

Koch, Peter 1/16:  The newsletter The Digital Alumni is in its 23rd year and I enjoy keeping the worldwide DEC community connected. I congratulate the DEC Connection for keeping the DEC community connected as well! pkoch@decalumni.com
Kosinski, Michalene 3/12:  In 2002 I bought a huge old Grain Mill building in the sleepy little town of Greenville, New Hampshire, ten minutes from the Massachusetts border, and opened Antiques And Collectibles Mall of New England. We buy, sell and consign items from coins and jewelry to antique furniture and books, glass and pottery, military, hunting and fishing, tools, ephemera and more. For hours, directions & more go to www.AntiquesAndCollectiblesMall.com    manager@antiquesandcollectiblesmall.com

Kristoffy, Ivan

2/10: I am retired, since I accepted the retirement package from Digital in 1992. I am doing some volunteer work in our church. I am still somewhat active in the Hungarian Society of Massachusetts. Currently I have started to organize monthly get-togethers for those Boston area American Hungarians who, like myself, escaped from Hungary after the 1956 revolution. I am starting to write our family history. ivankristoffy@cs.com

Labbe, Julie 2/13:  I LOVE retirement.....or, perhaps I should say semi-retirement. I do work two part-time jobs that add up to 15-20 hours/week - mostly because I enjoy keeping my brain active and my computer skills current.
I so appreciate those of you who volunteer to keep decconnection going - it's nice to stay in touch with the DEC family!
 jlabbeland@gmail.com
Lambert, Stephen 10/12: My connection with DEC started in1958-1960; as electrical design engineer, I along with a mechanical engineer (Ken Fitzgerald) invented and built the first hard disk drive in Maynard. The HDD was identified as DF32, and that started DEC into the manufactured disk business. I was co-author with a few patents and later was a VP of DISC sponsored by Dr. Wang (Wang Labs) then Inventor & holder of 1st patent for fluid bearing disk spindle – Application No. US1970000049069. This CXO property was built to manufacture disk drives after I had left DEC to start DISC (Digital Information Storage Corporation) and now I am still working as a contractor for Hewlett Packard completing failure analysis of disk drives in the CX03 building in Colorado Springs. saldec@aol.com

Stephen has sent in some photographs of the Colorado Springs facilities (CX01 and CX02) that were recently dismantled by HP, and souvenir bricks might still be available - contact Rob Stubblefield for info at robertstubblefield@comcast.net.           See Stephen's photos on the CXO page.

Lampert, Arthur 8/14: Arthur Lampert wrote in to share the neat memorabilia at this link. I worked in Israel, which was based in Herzliya, north of Tel Aviv, until it moved to Ra’anana, just to the east of Herzliya. I began in June 1988 and stayed through the transition to Compaq and then HP, where I still work. My jobs have changed, of course. arthur.lampert@hp.com
Lengyel, Ed 2/16: Carole and Ed Lengyel continue to enjoy golf and boating on Lake Keowee in the mountains of upper South Carolina. For now we are healthy and are getting caught up on our travel plans in both the US and overseas with cruises. Stop by! ed.lengyel@gmail.com

2/13: Ed and Carole Lengyel are enjoying lake living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwest South Carolina. We have welcomed the arrival of our third grand child (and first granddaughter) just last year, and try to get to see them often.  ed.lengyel@gmail.com

Letendre, Maureen

6/11: Our new Featured Entrepreneur is Maureen Letendre. Maureen is certified for several types of professional and personal coaching (all geared to helping her clients achieve excellence and personal satisfaction in their lives) and is a senior-level human resources consultant. Click here to read more about her business and talents.

m.letendre@indemandcoaching.com

Levick, Lois (at left, below)

1/17: Lois Levick writes: Just returned from a catamaran trip in Guadeloupe! It was a wonderful adventure. Even saw a pod of around twenty dolphins who had great fun playing around our boat. loislevick@earthlink.net

 

3/12:  Run a satellite office in Framingham for SOAR 55 to place retired and unemployed folks 55 and over in not-for-profit volunteer positions.   Note: unfortunately SOAR55 disbanded in 2016.


8/11:  Lois Levick, Framingham MA, wants to let people know about a wonderful volunteer opportunity she enjoys - they are looking for additional volunteers:  Make a Difference in the Life of a Child this fall: Help an at-risk elementary school child improve their reading or math skills to succeed in school. Utilize your life experience to inspire children, help students gain confidence and competence and help support their future success as students by helping them master critical skills and abilities. No teaching experience necessary. Meet with student (s) twice a week for an hour during or after school for a school year long commitment. Training and support provided. Contact Lois Levick, Volunteer Coordinator at 508-532-5570, ext. 4353 or at
llevick@minlib.net. Visit us on the web at www.ncscweb.org/programs/soar55

 

4/11: Lois wrote in Feb. to tell us of her UMass alumni trip to New Orleans to help Katrina victims. The trip was fulfilling and all this time later the needs are still great. Link to their blog: http://umass2011nola.wordpress.com

2/11: Lois Levick (loislevick@earthlink.net) writes that she is headed to New Orleans along with other UMass alumni for a Home Building Community Service Trip to help Katrina victims. The team will be there for one week to help people in need of assistance.

Levy, Dave 3/16:  I am the Technology Coordinator for the [Pilgrim Area Educational Collaborative](http://www.pilgrimac.org) in Pembroke, MA. I also do bookkeeping work for [Brookwood Community Farm in Milton/Canton MA]( http://www.brookwoodcommunityfarm.org ). Other than that, you can find me riding my bicycle (4,000+ miles last year) and playing with my grandkids. david.alan.levy@gmail.com

Lindgren, John

08/09:  John Lindgren has started a new career in Non-Profit Fundraising. He is now the Director of Development for Rape Crisis Services of Greater Lowell. JohnLindgren@charter.net

Loether, John B.

Photo of John taken at DECconnection get-together following 2006 Tribute to Ken Olsen at Gordon College

8/14:  We are greatly saddened to report that John passed away on August 22, 2014. See Memorials page for obituary and memorial donation information.

 

02/12:  We are very sad to report that John Loether, Digital sales trainer extraordinaire, is gravely ill at a nursing home in Worcester. His family invites letters and cards from old friends and co-workers, which he will probably not be able to acknowledge, but would appreciate receiving.

Lombardi, Frank

1/15: Frank Lombardi writes that he is still working at PC Connection in Merrimack NH. franknh1@yahoo.com

LoTurco, Ed

2/12: Retired from my own Consulting Business and continue as Lexington High School Track & Field Coach.
Preparing for my 10th year riding for the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) while enjoying time with family and travel. 
eloturco@verizon.net


9/10:  From Ed LoTurco, Lexington MA: I am presently semi-retired. Still doing part time consultant work under my company name EDM Consulting. I have also recently retired after 25 years as a Lexington High School Asst Football Coach, but continue as the Boys and Girls Field Coach for the Lexington High School Track & Field Teams. Enjoy riding my bike and each year ride in the Pan Mass Challenge Charity Ride.

Loughlin, Ian

3/11:  From Ian Loughlin, UK: Currently running a portfolio of Internet Marketing and Information Publishing ventures including Membership Sites. Providing training and consultancy to enable people to succeed in the field of Internet Marketing and to establish their own home-based business. ianloughlin@btinternet.com

MacArthur, Cecily

09/09:  Cecily MacArthur generously led us in a "Member Helping Member" concall  called “How to Stay Positive in Challenging Times”.  Cecily MacArthur is a Life Coach, a transition specialist, and understands powerful ways to manage the changes in your life from a positive perspective. cecily.macarthur@comcast.net

MacFadden, Bruce

11/11: I joined Digital in 1969 at the Mill, worked in Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Stow, Princeton, and parts of Europe. I came to Houston with Compaq from Singapore in 2000. I retired in 2003 after doing a bit of the prelim merger work with HP. My wife and I split our time with about 7-8 months in Texas and 3-4 months at Lake Sunapee, NH. macfad@att.net

Macksey, Pat

Patricia Macksey, Ardmore PA: After leaving DEC, I started For Pets Sake, LLC an In-Home-Pet Sitting Service in the Ardmore, PA. Currently have 8 employees and thoroughly enjoy being with people's pets every day! PatMaxi@aol.com

Malanson, Jim 6/13:  I retired in July of 2010 after more than 41 years with DEC, Compaq/ HP. My last position was VP Enterprise Development for L&D. Since retiring my wife Lynn and I have moved to Punta Gorda, FL. We had our second grandchild a couple weeks ago, and like many of you miss being close to family, but don't miss the cold weather and snow! I have been doing some consulting on how to establish a Workforce Planning Capability and Process for your company. Our main goal today is to enjoy life and remain healthy. jimmalanson@comcast.net
Malatesta, Paul 5/11:  Paul Malatesta writes that he is looking for a part-time job (about 20-25 hours per week). I live in Arlington and am willing to travel up to 20 miles away. Any contacts with the DEC Connection circle for possible part time leads for office work-customer service-public relations-etc. are appreciated! Email Paul: pmala47@yahoo.com
Mangiafico, Joe 2/13:  Worked in the Alpha Development Team at Hudson Mass Digital Semiconductor Facility, prior to Compaq purchasing Digital. I went through the entire phase from Digital to Compaq, onto HP and was as a team 'sold' and transferred back to Intel, which was forced to purchase the Hudson facility prior to Compaq, purchasing Digital back in 1998. HP had a design center in Colorado and wanted to di-vast the team and the team was transferred back to the Hudson facility during a 2 year period under the direction of Intel. After ~5 years of working for Intel, I retired after finishing a total of 40.5 years of service. I have been retired since January 2008, and enjoying being retired and spending more time with my hobbies and my grandchildren.
ficola176@yahoo.com

Marcus, Peter

2/13:  Since leaving Digital I have been a Tournament Director for the American Contract Bridge Association (card game), which I now do full-time. Think DEC Connection is great and, as I am moving from outside Hartford CT to Lynnfield MA, I hope to be closer to be able to attend some functions.   marcusp@att.net

Markoff, Eliane

11/12:  Art in Giving is sponsoring a special exhibit the week of January 28, 2013 at the Massachusetts State House featuring a selection of works from Art in Giving artists.

11/11: Our member, Eliane Markoff will receive a community award on December 13th from Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (W.E.S.T) at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge MA for her work with Art in Giving and the Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation. Congratulations, Eliane!   esmarkoff@artingiving.com

1/11: Elaine Markoff's charitable foundation, Art in Giving, has launched an e-mail newsletter. Eliane was featured at a UMass luncheon honoring Vicki Reggie Kennedy, where Eliane presented Vicki with an original painting in appreciation for her support. Eliane also held her first exhibit in a Paris gallery! at Le Marais section: http://www.galerie-des-impressionnistes.com

Martinez, Pablo 3/13: Hello!  I am Employee 2255 started in San German, Puerto Rico. My dream job started on Feb. 6, 1974. Enjoyed every minute of it!  Woke up in November 1990 and the lights were turned off.  PMartinez@nai-group.com

Mascari, Luciano

2/13:  I teamed up with a fellow DECie Dave Berry to start Abyss Program Management LLC, www.abysspm.com, a global program management consulting practice specializing in the startup and recovery of: merger and acquisition integrations, programs, program management offices (PMO) and project portfolios for medium to large companies. Wherever possible we try to utilize our colleagues from the past in our business.  We published a few articles in PMWorldToday.net which you can see on our website.

luciano.mascari@abysspm.com

Masingill, Joanne

2/11:  Joanne Masingill (masjoanne@aol.com) writes: Lon and I became Florida residents in 2010 since we are now spending 7 months in Florida. We enjoy the outside life in Florida but still think of ourselves as northerners. 2011 marks our 30th wedding anniversary and we have plans for a wonderful month long trip including a transatlantic cruise and 2 weeks in the UK.

McKeown, Theresa

2/14:  So glad to meet DEC enthusiasts. DEC/VMS was my Holy Grail of Op systems. This feels like a rebirth!  I moved on to SAP ABAP Devt and was so gratified to find a Devt system almost as well structured as VMS - my boat sailed again!    tmckeown.tmak@virgin.net

McKinney, Tom 2/13: I retired from Cisco Systems in 2006, where I led the software engineering team that delivered MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) to market in 1998. We were the first network company to ship MPLS.

Since retiring I've been active in local, state and national politics, as well as traveling with my wife to spend time with our family spread across the US. 
mckinney10@msn.com
McMann, Dennis 2/13:  Currently Managing Director, Enterprise Management Division of Windmill International, Inc., a member-owned business, providing innovative solutions and services to the United States and allied governments in support of national security and acquisition programs.  dennis@mcmann.net

3/12:  Dennis McMann is currently serving as Assistant District Governor 2011-2014 for Rotary Club of Hollis-Brookline NH drmcmann@tds.net

McNiel, John

5/10:  John McNiel sent in a 1979 Digital This Week featuring an article about the first decentralized A/P system that he worked on. Worked as system analyst for system 1119 in the mill - Maynard mfg - we had the 4 business - board shop - test equipment - etc. I reported to Jerry Christopher, plant controller, and to Phil Cognetta, system 1119 programming, etc. I took care of the REBNI system as well as the BOM maintenance. Nice to see the pics of the Mill again. I lived on Summer street in Maynard with my wife and 2 small daughters after leaving EDS in Boston. 

Mierzwa, Ed  (below, right)

5/15:  Ed attended the April 2015 Computer Festival East in Wall NJ, and sent us a CD with 27 annotated photos of PDP-8's exhibited in commemoration of the 50th PDP-8 anniversary.  Link to photos.

ep_mierzwa@verizon.net

Melle, Terry 2/13: Terry Melle in Round Rock, TX 78681 is pastoring men, preparing couples for marriage and carrying a counseling caseload. Just finished the Ultimate Tailgate BBQ cook-off at Hill Country Bible Church. 22 teams fed over 400 people all manner of brisket, venison, fowl, sausage, pork etc.    terry.melle@att.net
Mello, Larry 7/13:  Larry Mello (retired, near Charleston SC) writes that he would like to reconnect with other former instructors from Educational Services in Bedford. Some names are Ed Crowley, Bill Foley, Ray Corrado, Brian Hern, Tom Polaski, Tom Capalongo, and Bob Mellor. Please email Larry at email: lcmello1@att.net if you can help him find any of these or other Ed Services folks.

Mileski, Jack

1/16:  Jack Mileski, our DEC Connection VP, thought that some may enjoy reading this book about the management battles and employee strike/grass roots movement at the New England-based food chain Market Basket. He says: Digital Equipment Corp (DEC) was similar in having management respecting the employee base – with which the www.decconnection.org continues to exist after 17 years of DEC’s independent existence. I was also at Bell Telephone Laboratories where similar collegiate employees totally respected each other!

12/11:  Jack Mileski, of Stow MA, our DEC Connection Vice President, is the Polish DJ on "The Polish Polka Party" on the same station on alternate Sundays from 2-4 PM on the same station. He'll be on on Jan 1, 22nd, and 29th and then, starting in Feb, every 2nd and 4th Sunday.  jack@decconnection.org

Miller, Alan 8/12:  Alan Miller writes: I never "left DEC"...still with HP (30+ years). I'm a Program Manager for HP Enterprise Services; currently finishing up a 2-year data center migration project for Coca-Cola in Atlanta. Alan Miller, PMP   milleralanh@comcast.net

Mirkin, Sonia

Sonia Mirkin (339-234-6325) I'm a full time real estate agent with RE/MAX. It's a great honor to help buyers find their dream home. I have a commitment to the sellers to sell their homes in today's market. Thanks to Digital my project management skills are a great help in Real Estate.  mirkin@great-home.net

Mitchell, Rodney 2/13:  Has been the Channel Manager at Glacier Computer since 2007. We manufacture rugged computers specializing in vehicle-mount, tablet and handheld mobile applications. Glacier products are distributed worldwide through a network of reseller partners.  rkmitchell49@gmail.com

Mollin, Richard

1/10: Richard Mollin is President of Sentinel Advisory Services, LLC a Registered Investment Advisor. This service focuses on helping people protect their 401K, IRA and other investment portfolios during the early stages of a market decline. When market conditions are favorable, relative strength comparisons are used select equities that are leading the market up. He recently started a blog at http://www.sentineladvisoryservices.blogspot.com    richard@sentineladvisoryservices.com

Molloy, Mary 11/12: Mary Molloy has published a book, Design Your Own Destiny -- Life Planning for the 21st Century. See www.maryamolloy.com

Molloy, Pat

2/11:  Pat Molloy (pat@thesalesalliance.com) writes: I live in paradise (Marco Island, FL), but I am not able to spend as much time here as I would like. I have been running my own consulting business for 13 years (lucky 13) and part of that work is to deliver workshops to high tech sales and partnership teams. Last month I was in Chicago (twice), Costa Rica and Seattle, and this month I am heading to Prague and Dubai. What incredible opportunities my clients give me. I am truly blessed. Looking forward to hearing news from other members.

Monroe, Chuck 2/10:  Chuck Monroe is still on a horse ranch in the hills outside Scottsdale. I came out of retirement to work as a Manufacturer's Rep for Arizona and New Mexico for environmental products that clean water and air for municipal and industrial plants. monroe@pegasusorg.com

Moore, Bob (C. Robert)

6/12: Bob Moore, DEC Connection Treasurer, won an HP Computer at the last HP Retiree Briefing in Andover MA.  Here he is at left showing it off!  jayhawkbob@verizon.net

Morandi de Trarieux-Lumiere, Didier (DTL)

 

11/10: Didier Morandi de Trarieux-Lumiere (a.k.a. DTL, from Toulouse, France, where he helps their group of 1800 French ex-DECcies stay in touch), recently joined the DEC Connection and posted some musings about the Digital-Microsoft connection.

Murphy, Don

4/12:  I am retired in Provincetown after an incredible life and career with DEC. I have had the opportunity to apply my DEC experience and Ken's value system to business and community activities here in town. I do it with enthusiasm and pride as I see the results.  Life Is Good!
DEC Badge #144     
wrover@aol.com

Murphy, Mary

11/12: Mary Murphy was selected out of 3,600 applicants to be the first owner of a Charles Schwab Independent Branch franchise in the United States. The selection process is rigorous, and the vast majority of candidates are rejected. Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. is one of the largest full-service investment firms in the world with over 300 company-owned branches, 10 million clients, and $1.8 trillion under management. Mary located her branch at 2 Cellu Drive, Suite 113, Nashua, NH (off Amherst Street near the former MKO) and welcomes all former Digital, Compaq, and HP staff to visit and enjoy a free coffee, tea, or soft drink.  mmurphy1030@hotmail.com

Murray, Judy 8/10: Judy Murray writes: I have now been living in Orlando, Florida with my family for 9 years. Enjoying the sunshine!  murrayju01@hotmail.com

Nealon, Bob

7/10: I continue to benefit from the wonderful experiences that we shared at Digital. I provide consulting and business advisory services to a wide range of clients and have been doing so for the past 10 years. My year around home is in Pocasset on Cape Cod where I am involved in various community groups. In addition, I am very engaged in the activities of my children and grandchildren. Contact me at 508-361-4849.  bobnealon@aol.com

Noyes, Newbold 6/14: A DEC friend sent me a copy of the July meeting of this group, which i was glad to discover had been formed. I worked in the Media Communications group from 1982 to 1992 making documentary marketing films about how our customers used our gear, how our gear was designed & made, with interviews with corporate CEOs, CIOs, OEMs & managers, technicians, secretaries, with our own designers, engineers, with Ken Olsen & other DEC upper management. We also made opening shows for various DEC events, for DECtown & the various subsequent DECworlds, & other marketing & trade events such as the auto shows, etc.

We covered DEC customers across the US, Europe, in India, Hong Kong, Australia & Japan. We shot footage in steel mills, news rooms & factories, in offices & banks, on speeding trains, research aircraft, oil & undersea exploration vessels & America's Cup yachts, anywhere & everywhere we could go to show why our customers picked DEC gear & how our gear was being used.

I have thought for some time that this work should be shared with the DEC community. I have seen a few DEC videos online, most of which are pretty dull stuff, and none looked familiar to me. This was a good & exciting company & many of the films our group produced showed why we were a good & exciting company. I think it is important for DEC folks to be reminded of what we accomplished & how respected DEC folks were in the scientific & corporate world.

I have copies of only a few of these programs & i know other media producers who also have a few of their shows copied, some are even transferred from video to high definition formats. Most of our original programs were dumped literally in a dumpster when the media group was "downsized." Some of these programs were retrieved from the dumpster & saved I was told, but I do not know where they are now. When our group was let go, I was out on disability with a knee operation on a broken leg & was unable to retrieve many of the programs I had produced.

I would be interested to see what can be done with the work I & other producers may have, who has what, how best to put it out there, what the cost would be for transfers, etc. I come to the Boston area often - the children & grand children live there, & I can be reached at newnoyes@gmail.com, and by phone at 207 266 3113.

I was sad to see that Bob Hughes passed on; i worked with him when he managed one of the DECworld events, & thought he represented the best of DEC's corporate style, as he managed that event with clarity, insight & humor in equal measures. it was a pleasure working with him; as I recall now, it was a mostly pleasure working with the whole company. when we were good, we were damn good.

Click here for New's story about interviewing Ken.

Nunn, Stan 2/13:  Life is good being "semi-retired" in Northern Michigan. I am still busy doing a bit of Management Consulting and Sales Training. A few years ago I had the opportunity to do some Sales Training for Monster.com at the Old Mill in Maynard. Talk about bringing back great memories. I still miss the wonderful friends and colleagues.  stannunn@hotmail.com

O'Leary, Joe

5/11:  Joe O'Leary would like former members of the Digital Hockey League to contact him for a possible reunion. Email Joe at: netman35@verizon.net - he was the goalie for the Mill Northstars.

Olivier, Roland

6/13: Roland Olivier (DEC 1976-1995) writes: I am a business, technology and international lawyer. I've just announced the opening of my law practice focused particularly on entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses, emerging companies, hi-tech companies (hardware, software and services), manufacturing companies and companies expanding into or seeking international markets for their products. I am available to provide legal and governance services, to counsel clients on establishing domestic and international operations, to help finance their business, to resolve commercial disputes and to help them structure, negotiate and close complex commercial transactions, real estate transactions, intellectual property licenses and international business transactions. This includes sales, service, distribution, licensing, sourcing, purchasing, joint venture, strategic marketing, and merger & acquisition agreements, and real estate acquisitions, leases and sales. You can contact me on LinkedIn, Facebook or via email lawconsult09@yahoo.com

 

07/09:  Roland Olivier worked in Digital's Contracts Department, Law Department and the Office Information Systems Group from 1976-1995. After leaving Digital, Roland practiced law for 8 years in two of New Hampshire's largest law firms. In 2003, he joined Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, a privately-held manufacturer of automotive, aerospace and defense parts in Milford, NH, as its Corporate Counsel. In August 2008, Roland became the General Counsel of Pennichuck Corporation, a publicly-traded water utility in Merrimack, NH. In addition to his role as General Counsel, Roland is also the President of The Southwood Corporation, Pennichuck's real estate management and commercialization subsidiary. lawconsult09@yahoo.com

O'Reilly, Jim 2/13: Jim O'Reilly has been retired for 4 years and spends his time running between houses in Amherst, NH and New York City. After leaving Digital, Jim spent 15 plus years selling complex software solutions into the utility, education and financial services industries. oreillyje24@comcast.net
 Palmieri, Marty 2/13: I am now a retired software engineer spending time assisting my daughter and son with remodels and updates of their homes, traveling a bit (recently to Italy), golfing, gardening, duties around home and wondering how I was able to get all of my non-work related activities done when I was working. And most important, experiencing grandchildren.  marty.palmieri@gmail.com
Pasquale, Pat (Pietrina) 2/13:  My husband passed away on Sept. 7, 2012, so I am trying to catch up with everything that has to be done. Just recently I joined Silver Sneakers thru Fallon to get involved with my friends. I have been a member of a bowling team in Northborough, candlepins, which I enjoy immensely. Last month I had cataract surgery on my left eye, which has helped my eyesight a lot. Am going to wait for the surgery on the right eye for a few months til summer. Looking forward to a get together with DEC friends like you used to have in Sudbury, MA. ppatty888@mx90.com
Paul, Marge 8/13:  Worked at DEC 1965 to May 1992. Four digit badge number. Met many wonderful people in those years. Am still meeting people who worked at DEC and all speak glowingly of their time there. Many of us have done volunteer work since leaving Digital. I've just concluded 20 years of volunteering at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA. I love to read the DEC Connection. What a great way to keep Informed about the people you once worked with. Mpaullibra@verizon.net
Peebles, Richard 4/13: I was at DEC from 1977 to 1984, working in the research group under Jim Bell, then Bob Glorioso. I also worked for a couple of years in the Office Systems Group doing advanced development and architecture. After DEC I went to Perkin Elmer Data Systems Group in NJ to do product development management. That lasted for about another 6 or 7 years during which time that company spun out as an independent known as Concurrent Computer Corp. That company also merged with MassComp, a DEC spin-off so there was some reconnection. I went to Xerox in 1991 to work on systems architecture in their Corporate Research Group. Later I transferred into the Xerox Office Group as Chief Technology Officer, then became the VP of the software and electronics development group that developed all the controls for the office products. Then I retired and am happily bicycling, hiking, paddling and motorcycling in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC!  rpeebles@mac.com
Piel, Gary 2/12: I am enjoying retirement, traveling some, and occasionally (although lately more frequently) driving cars around Colorado for Hertz Rental Car Co.  Gary Piel in Colorado Springs, CO   p_gp372107@msn.com
Plagman, Pat 2/10:  Pat Plagman writes: my wife Sheila (ex DECie and current HPer) and I relocated to Alpharetta, Georgia about 4 months ago (from Colorado Springs). Neither of us have lived in the east so we are excited about what the future might bring. So far I have really enjoyed everything except the traffic.  pjplagman@gmail.com

Potucek, John

2/15: I am now serving, 2015-2016, as a New Hampshire State Representative from Rockingham District 6, which is Derry New Hampshire. Any issues in New Hampshire, please feel free to contact me at my \"state\" Email.

 

12/14: On November 4th, 2014, John Potucek, ex-SVO/NIO Deccie (1980-1995), was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives for the two year term of 2015-2016. He represents the Rockingham County’s 6th District, which is Derry NH. John is a retired Electronic Engineer & Program Manager from the electronics industry, as well as a retired Middle School Mathematics Teacher, having taught most of his career in Manchester NH. His multiple retirements allow him to focus on the duties involved in the “Citizen Legislature” of New Hampshire. potucek1@comcast.net

 

10/11:  John "CIA" Potucek writes: Got out of Engineering in 2001. Middle School Math Teacher since then. Involved in NHTM and NCTM Math Groups at all levels, incl. National. Member of NH-Dept.of Education committees.

Powell, Peter

 

08/09:  In 2007 I turned over a new leaf and committed myself to photography as a business. I am sure glad that I did. I cover weddings, b’nai mitzvah, and other social events and take senior, family & group portraits. I also help to give greater visibility to small businesses through effective advertising. See http://www.peterpowellphotography.com/for ideas. Referrals appreciated.

Price, David

 

 

10/15:  On Oct. 20, 2015 five DEC folks who worked closely together reunited for lunch in Westminster, MA at the Old Mill restaurant. We had such a good time we decided to do it again within the next year. Photo below. Dave's email is davep116@gmail.com.  Photo below, Left to right: David Price (public relations), Rick Goldberg (public relations), Judy Finman (public relations), Connie Sartini (marketing communications), and Linda Giragosian (public relations).

Pulsifer, Tom

8/14:  Been selling Real Estate since I retired... laid off in 2003 from HP after 36 yrs with the Trio. Lived in the No. GA Mtns since 1998. Met Pam from New Orleans a wonderful lady who stole my heart after moving to Atlanta from Maine in 1991 and married in 1992 after being single for 13 years. Our house is on the market and when we sell we are moving to Pam's hometown of New Orleans where I will spend the rest of my life! pulsiferT@gmail.com

Raczkowski, Michael 2/13:  I’m dividing my time between Arizona (January thru May) and Oregon (the rest of the year) with my girlfriend, who is from Oregon. Get to see my two boys who live in Oregon, as well as my brother who spends a lot of time in Oregon as well.    mracz@msn.co

Randall, Don

2/13: I am working at Hewlett-Packard in Bellevue WA (Seattle area).  Don.R.Randall@hp.com

Reid, John

This dive pic was taken on the Bib, a coast guard cutter in Key Largo FL.

9/14: Hi all you former DECies, Elaine and I are still enjoying our island life style down here in Saint Augustine Florida. We built our third home here on the Barrier Island across from the city of Saint Augustine in 1998. Our island makes up the north side of the harbor of Saint Augustine and was named La Florida by Ponce de Leon when he discovered Florida and our area back in 1556. We have a great view of the city from our family room. We are on the intracoastal side of the island which is about 1 mile wide at this end. We live at the southern end of this island in and area called Porpoise Point. Named after all the dolphins that hunt and play in our harbor and also the dolphins trained in holding tanks by Americas first aquarium Marine Land of Saint Augustine.

We have a public boat ramp just five minutes form our house on the mainland where we trailer out flats boat to for a day on the intracoastal waterway. I spend a lot of time (3 to 4 times a month) in South Florida scuba diving on the reefs and wrecks on the Atlantic side of Florida. We built this house in the summer of 1998 and have been enjoying this island life style all these years. Both Elaine and I look back on our DEC days with great joy. She was with the COEM and GSG Product groups and then went into a corporate position after the product lines ended. I was with manufacturing then LDP/MDP/Graphic product group. After that I went into TOEM sales for 4 years, came out for a 2-yr stint with the Telecommunications Product Group, then went back into Sales to handle the Teradyne corporate account for 4 years. I spent the remaining 19 years with DEC in Sales in Mass until the layoffs. At that time Elaine and I decided to move to Saint Augustine where my family lived and drop out and enjoy the island life. No regrets at all doing that!

So we wish all of you a great retirement and if you got the urge buy a pair of flip flops and come on down. If you love golf we have 30 golf courses with in a 35 mile radius of our island. And the Players and Sawgrass is just 10 miles north of our home on this island in Ponta Vedra. One other thing, our Island is 68 miles long and great Jeep 4 X 4 driving. My Jeep Commander loves being turned loose in the sand here. 
jlremb@att.net
John and Elaine Reid
105 Jerez Court, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084

Robertson, Elizabeth

3/11:  Elizabeth Robertson, MA writes: It was so nice to read the gracious feedback [our Memorials] on Ken Olsen. He was one of a kind, certainly to be missed. I do volunteer work at our senior center, including a newsletter. I have 4 grandchildren, all doing well. My town, Rutland, is noted for having a tree that sits in the middle of Mass. Ave 2 streets from my house. I enjoy our events year-round, especially the 4th of July, and the Chowder Challenge at the Fire Brigade. (no email address on file)

Rogosin, Michael

We are saddened to report Mike's passing in early July 2013.  Here is a tribute web page to Mike that will be accessed by his wife Marilyn Davison (also a DEC Connection member): http://www.soligencorp.com/?page_id=1258

We will post additional details on our Memorials page.

7/12:  Michael Rogosin and Marilyn Davison formed Whycroft LLC in January this year to help technology entrepreneurs achieve success. Building on over 6 years of experience with one of Europe’s leading Business Angel Groups – the Sophia Business Angels – coaching entrepreneurs, developing compelling business plans and presentations and introducing the young companies to our networks and contacts - as well as our own extensive background in sales and marketing in the US and Europe we provide a unique perspective on global business development, leadership and strategy. We are also both teaching MSc and MBA courses in Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at SKEMA Business School and EDHEC. We have helped numerous US and European companies raise capital, close first accounts in new territories, and build their businesses on a global level. mrogosin@whycroft.com

Russell, Marcia

8/15: It is a most gracious miracle that after all this time we remain connected... thus the web we had woven was a solid web that continues to connect respective groups of DECies together as in; the west coast crowd; the CXO gang; AZ gang; CA contingents, the Florida snow birds and the myriad of Cape Cod connected affiliations and some Euro connections and others are still in place. I think it is quite special to have such continued deep rooted connections after 20 years. I have indeed been fortunate in that I had a few years back a circa 1960’s Itek reunion regarding the Hubble and spy satellites projects. I was involved with the team as a key person doing the critical data entry that had to be correct. The event was hosted by General Abrams. marciarussell@comcast.net

 

2/15: I am working with Gordon College to ensure the data and documents of John Clarke, Engineering Mgr, Desktop Systems will live on. It was John who chose CMOS technology for the Decmate. IT was his engineer John Kirk who did the CMOS layout that launched the industry technology that still remains today. it was I that first created the mnemonic PC for the CMOS desktop (that IBM had the whereforall to copyright grrrr)
Other Updates: Keep up the good work.. blessings to all of you who support this infrastructure that allows us to remain connected.

 

10/11:  Marcia Russell shared some exciting news from her pre-Digital years: Some former Itek colleagues and I are being honored this October 24 to be the guest of Goodrich Corporation in Danbury CT. My job prior to Digital was top secret; 3 months ago, the government declassified the program. We former team members are being honored for our outstanding achievements 40 plus years ago. Remember that magnificent photo of Earth rise as taken from the moon. That was the team that I belonged to at Itek Corporation. I was involved with all the Apollo missions from 1967 to 1973. We provided the optics for as all the lenses and cameras for the space ships, moon landings and satellites.

Rutschow, Dale

3/17: Dale Rutschow is unfortunately back in hospice as he is weakening progressively. He sends thanks for our note, saying he was so pleased to hear from at least six former co-workers: "It was so nice to discuss the good old DEC days. We all believe we were lucky to spend so much time with a company that probably will never happen again, one that put employees and customers above all else." dalerutschow@comcast.net

 

3/16: Dale Rutschow sent his membership renewal in with some very sad news: he is in hospice from a form of ALS and Lyme disease. Although he cannot speak, he can communicate via email and would love to hear from former co-workers in the Colorado Springs Gold and NASDAQ support teams (1995-2003), Chapel Hill NC support (1983-1988), and Rockford IL/Chicago (1990-1995) support organizations. Please email him at dalerutschow@comcast.net

 

2/14: Started in 83 in Chapel Hills,NC. Moved to Rockford IL in 86 then transferred here from the Chicago District in 95 to join the Gold Support Team and then was on the NASDAQ support team until I became disabled. dalerutschow@comcast.net

Sachs, Beryl

3/17: Beryl Sachs writes: Six years ago Jean & I moved back to our hometown in Baltimore, MD. 44 years ago we married and I joined DEC in NC. b.sachs@verizon.net
 

6/13:  Beryl Sachs writes: Jean & I were from Baltimore until we married in 1972 and I joined DEC in NC. We moved to Upstate NY and MA. Three years ago we moved back home to Baltimore living on the Chesapeake Bay.  b.sachs@verizon.net

Sackler, Sy

1/10: Sy was Digital's Labor and Employment Attorney for 23 years, counseling senior management and personnel. He retired after the Compaq merger but did consulting until H-P acquired Compac. Sy now does consulting work and teaches a course at Framingham State college. In his spare time, he volunteers for projects run by the counsel on aging and the AARP program Money Management. We appreciate Sy's service on our DECconnection Board from 2010 through 2012. sylawyers@aol.com

Sanchez, Roxana

11/09:  I am still married to my husband of many years. My two daughters finished college. My older one has a good job in New York City and my younger one is a graduate student on the West Coast. Professionally since I left Digital/Compaq I have worked in controllership functions in colleges and in non-profits. I also worked as a Senior Consultant in a national consulting firm in the Higher Education practice. Currently I am looking for a new job opportunity.  roxanads@aol.com

Sarandrea, Terry

 

12/09:  I am currently the Office Manager at RSM McGladrey, Burlington, MA. I am on the board of Commonwealth Cats, www.commonwealthcats.org, a non-profit that sponsors monthly spay/neuter/vaccination clinics for feral and unowned cats in Massachusetts. I am active in TNR (trap/neuter/release) of feral/unowned cats, and provide foster care to cats until they are adopted. 

tsandrea@msn.com

Sares, Ted

3/16: Ted Sares, DEC 79-92, continues to break powerlifting records in the Grand Mater Class (75-79) in several East Coast states and recently set four world records in a meet in Fair Haven, VT sanctioned by the Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate. After faltering in Nova Scotia, Canada on November 7, 2015, he won his second consecutive EPF Grand Masters Nationals championship while competing in a meet in Johnston, Rhode Island on November 28. He will be seeking his third consecutive EPF Grand Masters Nationals championship in April 2016.  tedsares@roadrunner.com  www.tedsares.com

Savage, Charles

2/13:  Nice to hear from you and know the extended Digital Family is doing well – with that wonderful spirit we all felt years ago and still do. My activities:
 

We knew in those days the world was going Digital – sure things morphed via Compaq and HP, but the broader digitalization of our lives continues and in more ways than we realize, both for opportunities and with profound risks.
 

While teaching in the Sustainability Master’s Program at the Technical University Munich, my students came up with a phrase that is both profound and challenging: How do we learn to ‘Live Lightly and Lively?”


‘Living Lightly’ means moving to a profoundly low-carbon economy (the opposite of what we have today) and to deepen and intensify a meaning rich cultural life, the ‘Lively’ part. I’ve modified the phrase a bit to say ask how we can “Live Lightly, Lively and Wisely?” I’d welcome any thoughts from our richly reflective DEC community.
 

How do we reconnect with the wisdom of the PAST (from all cultures)? Remember how Aristotle talks about three forms of knowing: Techne (Technology), Episteme (Theory of Knowledge) and Phronesis (Wise Judgment). Alas, our schools/universities teach the first two and ignore helping us increase the wisdom of our judgments. I am looking for and finding references to Wisdom in the Indian, Arabic and Chinese literature as well. How do we face the profound challenges of the PRESENT, including Peak Oil, Peak Resources and the Peak Car? And how might we actively Co-Create a Wiser FUTURE for our great grandchildren?
 

These are the themes I am working as I teach both MBA and Sustainability courses in Germany, Sweden, India, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and elsewhere. I am always open for inspiration from our wonderful community!

charles.savage@kee-inc.com

Schmidt, Emilie

12/13: I am currently Manager of IT Strategy & Process at the US Postal Service in Raleigh, NC. My 10 year anniversary there pretty much coincided to the day the end of care giving responsibilities for my Mom. I feel the opportunity to re-energize my life and what better way than to connect with interesting people from DEC! emilie.e.schmidt@gmail.com

 

Schimel, Lin

05/15:  Lin and husband Dave are moving south to retire in NC.

07/09:  Lin Schimel is principal of Creative Action Marketing LLC, creating effective customer loyalty and go-to-market programs, such as Advisory Boards, Webinars, Seminars, and Executive Meetings. Check out http://www.creativeactionmarketing.com

Lin can be reached at 603-883-0818, or lschimel@comcast.net

Lin also leads the NH Chapter of the DEC Connection.

Schneider,Dennis

7/12:  Kerry and I still live in Nashua, NH. Kerry spends half her time as a professional actress. Our son Brian is an attorney in Washington, DC – with two daughters. Our daughter Lauren lives in Newton – one daughter. I made the move to healthcare 6 years ago. I’m now VP, Marketing, Pharmacy Drug Delivery at Baxter Healthcare. Still doing stage lighting as a hobby. Almost 19 years post-Digital. Dennis_Schneider@onpoint.mv.com

Schoepke, Mike

11/11: Our member Michael Schoepke works at the Daily Herald in Chicago. He writes: "We have an 4 CPU ES450 system running 8.3. Running circulation and receivable packages for our newspaper. Around 3.5 million lines of COBOL. Long live VMS!" mschoepke@dailyherald.com

Schuetz, Bob

2/11:  From Bob Schuetz (rjschuetz@aol.com): "My company, floatstorage.com®, that DEC Connection was gracious to report on a while ago, is going strong. I recently split this site to create a second one, www.urbanpatioliving.com, which carries non-pool items. I am having a "ball" exhibiting at trade shows, working with manufacturers to take on new products, and most important, processing orders! With the new website I will be exhibiting at shows such as the Dallas Home & Garden Show, which will give me more exposure and allow me to market smaller pool toys and devices, and some unique products like contemporary LED lights. If you have neck and back pain check out the new NEKDOODLE™ on my website. I enjoy reading DECconnection and I continue to be impressed with the number of "DECies" that contribute articles and updates. A great idea - let's keep it going!"


11/09: Bob Schuetz, former District Software Manager, NW District, Redmond, WA. After DEC and several other major players in the IT world, I was laid off right in the middle of our bad economy. I invented a rack to store swimming pool floats for my own use and everyone kept telling me I should market it. Well, with plenty of time on my hands, I started my own company: www.floatstorage.com. I’m now featured in several major catalogs and pool accessory web sites. My utility patent is applied for and I now have four registered trademarks. Visit www.floatstorage.com. If you have a pool, live near a lake or the ocean, or just like swimming pool toys, you’ll like what my site has to offer. Note: Bob is our current Featured Entrepreneur on our website.

Schutzman, Ava

2/13:  I have served as DECconnection webmaster and board member since its founding in 2006.  I am happily semi-retired in FL and NH and enjoy organizing get-togethers for the SE FL Coast.  I also have a small business doing websites for professionals and small organizations.  ava@decconnection.org

Seaver, Bill 2/16:  Almost 17 years after retiring (can it be that long?) I am finding my vacations are conflicting with my vacations. I spend about a third of the year away from my home in Concord, MA. I also have been practicing Tibetan Buddhism for the last 15 years. Life is good. billseaver@earthlink.net

2/13:  Bill Seaver has been enjoying traveling. In November, responding to his daughter’s request for ashrams and elephants, he went Nepal and India. The trip turned out to be a great way to bond with our two adult children. January in Mexico was a great way to miss the cold weather.
billseaver@earthlink.net

Simarano, Ellen

5/10: A SERPer in 1992, I held temp positions until 1993 when I experienced a significant decline in health that I had been attributing to stress - spent the next 2 months being tested for a plethora of neurological symptoms at Emerson Hospital, Boston rehabs, Lahey, MGH... until a "non-professional" friend suggested I pursue a Lyme Disease specialist. Voila! Quite an unexpected journey. Currently I enjoy gardening, knitting, cooking, reading, and grandchildren. Life is good! I look forward to seeing you at the Mill on September 11th.

Singer, Alex

1/16:  Alejandro (Alex) Singer is the brother of Henry Singer (rip) and was Sales Manager in the DECI Caribbean Office (1986) and Country Manager at DEC Mexico (1988). Now retired and living in Ocala, Florida, is devoting time to organize the 30th anniversary party of a "Decworld" style computer show we put together in San Juan, Puerto Rico in October 1986. The 30th anniversary of DDITC (Discover Digital in the Caribbean) will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Saturday October 15, 2016; if interested in attending please contact me at alexrsinger@yahoo.com.

Slater, Bill 3/12:  William Slater writes to please visit his website for a professional update at http://billslater.com/career. He is doing contract software consulting, and lives in Chicago area. bill@billslater.com
Smith, Joel 2/12: Retired for the third time in 2007. The first was from DEC in '92 (SERP). Currently looking for an at home business.       smith_j_f@yahoo.com

Sorkin, Al

10/10:  I’m happy to report that I am working full time for NASA Headquarters Environmental Management Division as a Sr. Principal Engineer. I am developing collaborative technology demonstration projects in the TEERM Principal Center- “Technology Evaluation for Environmental Risk Mitigation”. This work is directed at implementing Federal Executive Orders in the area of energy, water and high performance sustainable buildings. This is very challenging and rewarding work to “green” NASA facilities around the country involving renewable energy, hydrogen and fuel cells,etc. My recent picture at Kennedy Space Center is attached. I work out of my home offices in New Hampshire and Florida.  al@sorkin.com

Stagg-Giuliano, Sylvia

1/12: I live and work in Boston’s Seaport Innovation District where I operate my own photography studio specializing in lifestyle portrait and fine art photography. sylviastagg@gmail.com

Stashluk, Margaret

4/16: Margaret (Nouriel) Stashluk, formerly an occupational health nurse, living in Nashua NH, celebrated her one-year retirement in April 2016 (retired 4/2015 with ending of Semiconductor manufacturing in Hudson MA). stashluk@comcast.net

 

07/09:  Margaret Stashluk says that DECcies would know me as Margaret Nouriel. I worked for Health Services - still do but with Intel at the old semiconductor plant in Hudson MA. It's 17 years in Hudson now!

 

Stahli, Richard 3/12:  After “retiring” from HP in 2002, I took a second “retirement” from Air Liquide in 2011. In November 2011, I joined Insperity, where I’m providing HR consulting and support to mid size (150 – 1000 employees) clients. Richard.Stahli@insperity.com

Stama, Frank

3/14: Frank Stama is presently an independent financial advisor and partner in Northeastern Wealth Management with offices in Bedford, NH. His firm specializes in Retirement Planning, Business succession, and Wealth Management. Frank is still an avid golfer and lives in Amherst with his wife Shelley (formerly Shelley Tinnon). frank@nenwm.com

Stettner, Armando

3/11:  Armando Stettner, MA, a new member, writes that he is currently a director at Verizon heading up FiOS advanced development. aps@ieee.org

 

Stewart, Caleb Paul

 

05/09:  Caleb Paul Stewart co-founded Randolph Associates, Inc., in 1984, a contract and permanent placement agency for Engineering and Information Design Professionals, where he is Vice President. www.greatjobs.com  Caleb generously participated in our 2009 concall series advising fellow DECcies on finding jobs.  caleb@greatjobs.com

Strong, Elizabeth

2/10:  Elizabeth Strong is a senior consultant with PMI, www.performancemethods.com, a consulting firm that helps industry-leading companies achieve results through sales best practices and effective account management. She can be reached at estrong@performancemethods.com.

Temkin, Michael 3/16: These days I am still working for HPE in the Technical Services Support organization, performing network design and configuration work for short engagement, corporate customers. Outside of work I am still an avid baker (when I can) and I have been performing in community theater and choruses for the past 5 years. I am currently with the Gateway Men's Chorus here in St. Louis, MO. michael.temkin@mac.com

Thakur, Vijay and Gwen

6/10: Vijay and Gwyn Thakur proudly announce the launch of http://www.ConventionCenterPlace.com, an online portal that is helpful to event planners, exhibitors, attendees and business travelers.

Tran, My-Quan

8/14: We are greatly saddened to report that My-Quan passed away on August 18, 2014. See Memorials page for obituary and memorial donation information.

1/14:  One of our SE Florida Chapter members, My-Quan Tran, is battling lung cancer. He'd welcome notes and prayers from former co-workers, send email to him at myquant@gmail.com . My-Quan was delighted that former co-worker Robert Sarao from MA, who worked with him at the Mill, recently made a trip to see him.

Trapasso, Linda

2/10: I am currently on a short contract with HP for technical writing. As this is part time work, I am looking for other opportunities as well. Also thinking about whether to get more education or start a new career. Would enjoy connecting with former DEC technical writers. lstrapasso@netzero.com

Trocchi, Bob

We are greatly saddened to report that Bob passed away following a courageous battle with cancer on November 10, 2014. See Memorials page for obituary.

 

3/12:  Now into 18 yrs of retirement from DEC. Where has that time gone? Still active in volunteer work for church and driving people to Dr. visits who cannot drive themselves. Have a vacation house in Lakeland FL. and generally spend Feb.-mid April in FL. Thanks for the continuing efforts of DEC Connection. Cheers to all.

Umbrello, Karen

Karen Umbrello writes that she worked at Digital for 20 years and then became part of the Compaq Corp team before our organization was eventually acquired by Intel Corporation in 2001. Still working at Intel (at the former Digital Facility) in Hudson, MA. Live in Westminster, MA and stay connected to many former DECies. Enjoyed the tour of the Mill in October 2016!! Thanks for the opportunity to become a member! kumbrello@comcast.net
Valof, Joe 8/15: Joe recently wrote an essay based on his first Northeastern University [NU] co-op job in 1951 at the National Wool Marketing Corp which was located on Summer St in Boston. The essay is a historical review of Summer St which was considered as the wool capital of the world, and is now a high tech Innovation District. The complete essay can be viewed on Joe's website, www.igcatty.com  igcatty@earthlink.net
Vervecken, Remi 12/13: I will officially retire from HP on 01/01/2014. I will stay in Business with my own IT-Company CTSC (Computer Technology, Support & Consulting) based in Germany.    remi.vervecken@vervecken.de

Vezina, Hank

We are sad to report that Hank passed away on November 9, 2012.  Condolences may be sent to his wife Sue at Susan.Vezina@gpj.com.

1/11:  I'm still doing Recruitment/HR consulting and I'm currently working for an exDECie named Steve Wentzell at Dynamics Research Corporation. See DEC Stories for a great story about the longevity (over 30 years!) of a PDP-9 I worked on in Manufacturing in 1967! hank_44@hotmail.com

Vezina, Sue 2/13: Sue Vezina is now working in Event Management, supporting IBM software events, at George P. Johnson, 711 Atlantic Ave., Boston: Would love to hear from old friends (and new) at home Office: 603-672-0384. Sue unfortunately lost her husband Hank to cancer in November 2012. Susan.Vezina@gpj.com
Von Gunden, Helen

4/15:  Congratulations to DEC Connection Member Helen and Don Von Gunden of Elbert CO, who were honored for extraordinary dedication to community service at the April Black Forest AARP meeting. They were presented the national AARP Chapter and REA Unit Community Service Award and a commemorative pin for their exceptional hard work and dedication to community service. The prestigious award, co-signed by AARP President, Jeannine English and AARP CEO Jo Ann C. Jenkins, reads in part, "Your efforts have enriched the lives of friends and neighbors and made your community a better place to live." During the past year Helen and Don both volunteered many hours working Chapter and AARP Colorado information tables and health fairs. Don also served as the Chapter 1100 web site developer and as an AARP Foundation Tax Aide volunteer. Helen skillfully edits, publishes and distributes a professional monthly Chapter Newsletter to all Chapter members and selected members in the community. She is also the Chairperson of the Chapter Catering Committee that planned several very successful catered Chapter events during the past year. See award presentation photo below. Congrats may be emailed to Helen at helenv5@msn.com.

Wallace, David M.

12/13:  David M. Wallace is Global Financial Services Marketing Manager for SAS Institute, working at SAS headquarters in Cary NC. David has been with SAS since April 2008. His focus is on the banking and capital market segments of the global financial services industry. davidmwallace@triad.rr.com

Webber, Steve

2/13:  Currently semi-retired. I work summers about 20 hours a week at Kimballs Ice Cream in Westford, MA. I am one of the managers working primarily at the golf driving range and pitch and putt 9 hole course. I also do other duties as requested (reminds me do all hands on DEC ; )  I am a 2 day a week baby sitter for my 2 year old granddaughter. One of my loves!
Spent a few years at Raytheon as a I.S. Security Officer with a stop security clearance that was fun.
Now trying to just enjoy each day. Volunteering at church. Soon to be joined by my wife of 36 years in her retirement from 30 plus years of serving our veterans. 
Webbers10@hotmail.com

 

1/10:  I am a 3 year employee at Raytheon in Woburn, MA. I work as an Information Systems Security Officer responsible for Security of Information etc for my Raytheon business area. Since leaving Digital/CPQ/HPQ about 6 years ago I worked part time as a Mail Delivery person, a supervisor in a local ice cream/golf/etc place, and also did a little sub contracting for a computer repair business. 

Wetzell, Geri

2/11:  From Geri Wetzell (ghwetzell@msn.com): The DEC Connection is a great idea. I worked at DEC from 1979 to the first buyout in 1990, starting in the Mill as a TAG (Temp. Assistant Group) to working in GIA Mfg. as a Project Specialist. Loved it, fun jobs, DECworlds, fun travel, the end of an era. I am retired living in VT and FL in the winter.

Whalen, Kate Stanton

7/13:  Kate Whalen writes: Husband Tim Whalen (also DEC Alum) and I moved to North Berwick Maine in October of 2012, where we breed and show champion alpacas. Please give us a call and stop by for a visit when you are in southern Maine. 978.302.5103. Limerick Heritage Alpacas at Atlantic Star Ranch in North Berwick, Maine.

9/11: Greetings to all of my old DEC Media Comunications friends! I'm currently semi-retired, doing marketing and comms consulting work for HP - AND, I own, breed and show champion alpacas!

Warmest regards, Kate Stanton Whalen katewhalen52@msn.com

Whitty, Cynthia (Nadreau)

2/13:  Cynthia (Nadreau) Whitty is an officer and the publicity coordinator for the Ashland Business Association (ABA) in Ashland, MA, where she heads her own business, Cynthia Whitty Communications, doing marketing and public relations for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. She loves to help start up new ventures, like the Ashland Farmers Market, Transition Ashland and Ashland Community Gardens. Contact her to say hello, cynwhitty@aol.com.

 

10/12: Cynthia (Nadreau) Whitty is currently self-employed with her own marketing and public relations business, Cynthia Whitty Communications. Her clients include the new Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams, MA, and the Ashland Business Association in Ashland, MA, where she lives with her husband.

At DEC she managed a production group (Media Communications Group, Bedford, MA) for nine years and worked as a technical writer (New Software Group, Spitbrook, NH) for two years.

Williams, Chris (Hager) 2/13:  I’m retired, was HR - primarily Technical Recruiter for years – started at DEC, later Motorola, Intel, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, couple of startups. Loved working at DEC for Arthur Franson, Roger Shaller, Harlan Chizen, other fantastic people like Plant Manager Peter Koch, in the Mill - in the days when Ken roamed ML-5 early in the morning. Now I live on my fake farm (70 acres and view, no horses here now), Downeast Maine, selling antique books on ebay (1800’s-early 1900’s) for fun & $. It’s a good life, good kids, good grandkids. Learned most everything I know about HR and recruiting at DEC. Great place to work! Thanks to DEC people and training, working life was good to me.  windswake@earthlink.net

Winberg, Betty J.

12/11/11: In response to the last newsletter, you would like to have NewsBytes about former "DECcies".  As a DEC employee, I started out in 1978 working in the main office in the Mill in Maynard for the Manager of Corporate Sales Training, Dianne Durkin.  The following year our group was among the first to occupy the first DEC building in Merrimack, NH.  In fact we all had window offices in the wing closest to the main entrance.  Except for the final year or two as a DEC employee, my entire time was in my original position.  Sales Training then was shrinking, and Dianne moved on to Telecom, and my final year or two was working in Merrimack for Nancy James, manager of the National Research Center.  After attending the pre-retirement seminars, I eventually retired in March of 1989.  My years at DEC were some of the most rewarding and satisfying of my career.

 

Upon retirement, I turned to a couple of successful community non-profit organizations - two of the most successful and rewarding experiences I've ever been connected with.  I was initially a co-founder of Harbor Homes, a non-profit social service agency that started in 1980 following de-institutionalization of the state hospital mentally impaired, and grew to be over a $9M non-profit business that's grown to accommodate over seven affiliates. 

 

[Editor's note: Betty is now being honored for her work - click here to see 15 October 2011 Nashua Telegraph article Harbor Homes to honor mental health advocate.]

 

When my Board term expired with Harbor Homes, I became co-founder of RISE - a program by and for folks over 55, located at Rivier College, which has grown from an initial membership to over 500.  Our motto is "Learning and Curiosity never retires."  Our class subjects are based on students' wishes, and vary from the very serious science and computer instruction to lighter fare.  For example, as a "student" I created and taught a photography course three times  - 'til I got bored.  I also created a course I called "Who's Driving Your Bus" - a self-explanatory course on choices and various roads we can all explore/try out now that the usual directions to our lives are entirely up to each of us.

 

Class subjects are the standard provided older folks, but can be as varied as travel, writing, science of many sorts.  There are just not enough hours in the day for us to explore our potential.  It truly was an idea whose time had come.

 

Aging is exciting, with lots of new doors to open.

 

Our classes are run by our members at a local Catholic liberal arts college here in Nashua NH - Rivier College.

 

Personally, I've never stopped growing and continue enjoying all that the aging process opens up for me.

Sincerely,

Betty J. Winberg - 603-882-6957 - Nashua NH

Woolsey, Mel and Nancy

8/11: Mel and Nancy Woolsey in Tennesee have started a non-profit software cooperative, More Than Data, Inc., that services affiliates of Habitat for Humanity. It is a wonderful way to combine technology professionalism with philanthropy. Check out their website at www.morethandata.org and email Mel: mel@morethandata.org

 

 

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