<span new="" en-us;="" minor-bidi;="" roman";="" "times="" minor-latin;="" calibri;="" 11pt;="" "calibri","sans-serif";="" 107%;="" ar-sa;"="">Dr.Pascal Gayle Batson 3d was a graduate of Davidson College and the University of Virginia Medical School. He served in The United States Army Medical Corps from 1974 to 1984, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After leaving the Army he was an attending psychiatrist at the Jewish Guild for Children in New York City. He later joined the staff of St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan. He died at his home in Washington. He was 43 years old. (source New York Times
Gayle Batson was a bright, accomplished, rather cynical, and sarcastically funny man who lived graciously and gracefully in a situation no one really knew how to handle at that time. I travelled in a Spanish study group to Mexico with him in the summer following our junior year. We didn’t learn much Spanish, but we sure had a good time, mastering such life skills as how to smoke and make ourselves appear sophisticated and comfortable in Mexico City hotspots. He and I shared the dubious distinction of being considered “Most Intellectual” by the rest of our class at a stage in our lives when we mostly felt awkward and ill-at-ease. I lost touch with him after college, and was sad and troubled at hearing of his premature death. I feel certain that his practice of psychiatry was a gift to those he served in the Army and to the children to whom he later ministered in New York. He was a talented and kind man.
When I moved into the neighborhood at the beginning of the 3rd grade, I was the new girl on the block ... so everyone was very curious about me ... Charlotte immediately welcomed me ... even at 8 years old, she was already beautiful, gracious, and she loved to dance. I remember her sharing her gift of dance with our elementary classes.
Jon R. Bicker of Gulf Breeze, FL passed away in his home. June 20, 2011. Born August 8, 1946, an 8th generation Pensacolian. Graduated PHS, joined the USAF, returned to Gulf Breeze and started JRB Construction Co., opened Go Fly a Kite on Pensacola Beach and did home inspections.
His interests were salt water fishing and enjoyed time with his family. He was a member of the Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church.
Preceded in death by parents, Clyde and Frances Bicker, brother Wayne Bicker and son Chad Bicker.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Bicker and Granddaughter Kayleigh Deffly, sister Linda Bicker and her son Dean Sohns and family, son Todd Bicker and his daughter Jade Russell. Other children Debbie Sheaffer and family, Ricky Deffly and family, Ryan Deffly and family, Darren Deffly and many cousins and other relations.
Memorial celebrating Jon's life will be on Thursday June 23, 2011 at 4PM at 4409 Soundside Dr., Gulf Breeze, FL with Minister Jerry Blacklaw.
In lieu of flowers, send contributions to Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church.
Betty. She was so funny and had a goofy walk and sweet disposition which were endearing. She taught me the "I-B" language which I can still speak! I can see and hear her now... that was the power of her impression.
Sally Ann Bradstreet was a resident of Gulf Breeze for 55 years and a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She was a national merit scholar and graduated with honors from Florida State University with a B.A. in history. Sally spent most of her career working for Martine's Corporation in their business offices. She later worked in the business office of Precision Tune Automotives, and to keep her self busy later worked at Wal-Mart in Gulf Breeze.
Sally is survived by three sisters, Marilyn B. Smith of Gulf Breeze, Candace B. Miller of Gulf Breeze, and Melissa B. Doss of Perdido, Florida; and two brothers, Larry W. Smith of Gulf Breeze and Robert C. (Russ) Miller of Gulf Breeze. She is also survived by four nieces, three nephews, one grand niece, and by her aunt, Marilyn Bradstreet Malott of Clifton, Texas.
Sally is preceded in death by her parents, M.K. and Jacqueline B. Bradstreet, and her grandmothers, Evelyn Bradstreet and Ertie Braud. Sally will be missed for many reasons, but the most important is that she always had the answers to our questions.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 17th from 6-8 p.m. at the Rose Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., April 18th at Rose Lawn Cemetery.
Services have been entrusted to ROSE LAWN FUNERAL HOME of Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 4/17/2007.
Burial: Rose Lawn Cemetery
Santa Rosa County
Plot: Rose Lawn Plot: Peace 178 C-4
Steve enlisted in the Marines at Montgomery, Alabama on February 8, 1966. He was assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam.
Steve suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen 21 Jun 1967, in the vicinity of Duy Zuyen, while on a Seek & Destroy combat patrol, 11 kilometers SSE of Hoi An, during Operation Beacon Torch/Calhoun. He died from complications on July 4th, at The Da Nang Naval Station Hospital. He was single and served his country for 1 year and 4 months. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
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He is survived by his Parents; Harry Z and Junetha Brown; Two Brothers: Jeff and Dennis of Pensacola, Florida; and his Grandmother, Sara Walker of Jacksonville, Florida.
Parents: Harry Z Brown (1925 - 1990) Junetha Brown (1927 - 2011
August 19, 1946 ~ January 26, 2008
Find-A-Grave Memorial: 86760116
Pensacola Memorial Gardens
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida
Plot: Apostle Garden
Sherry Cassidy Caruso, 61, of Pensacola, after struggling with a lengthy illness, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 26, 2008. She was born in Pensacola on August 19, 1946.
Sherry was a native and life-long resident of Pensacola. She married the love of her life, John A "Jac" Caruso, in 1971 while he was stationed in Pensacola. They had two daughters and their family traveled together through his Navy career. In 1982 they returned to Pensacola where he later retired from the Navy and started his own dental practice.
Sherry was involved with her daughter's sports activities and teams. She enjoyed watching them play and helped in many different ways. That kept her busy for years! She was active in the Pensacola NAS Officers Wives League. Sherry loved Tennis. She participated in the Tennis community as a player and a volunteer.
She was currently consumed with researching her family's genealogy. Sherry was a supportive wife, mother and grandmother who was loved as she loved unconditionally!
Preceding Sherry in death is her father, Roy Lee Cassidy. Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Dr. John A. Caruso; mother, Myrtice Cassidy; two daughters, Tricia Showalter (Eric) and Toni Johnson (Darrin); seven granddaughters, Lauren, Hayden, Payten, Tristen, Alexis, Alyssa, and Addison; sister, Diane Goeller (Vic); and brother, Bobby Cassidy (Mona); aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Published in Pensacola News Journal on January 29, 2008.
December 25, 1945 ~ December 27, 2012
John Angelo Castro, age 67, of Crestview, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012. He was born on December 25, 1945 in Manhattan, New York, and had lived in Crestview for the past four years, coming from Ocoee.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served a tour in Vietnam. He then had careers in sales and construction before retiring. John was a certified NRA instructor, a member of Lifepoint Church and enjoyed fishing and golf.
He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Carmen Castro; Mother, Barbara Castro; Six children, Michelle Smith, Angela Keck, Naomi Forfang, Nadine Remala, Liberty Adams and Rosemary Castro; One sister, Rosemary Perez; And six grandchildren.
Mary Christmas Griffin, age 61, of Pensacola, FL. passed away Saturday, February 9, 2008 at a local hospital. She was born July 10, 1946 in Pensacola, FL.
Mary was a loving wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will always be remembered and never replaced. Mary and David shared a love that all would envy. She was a devoted member of St. Monica's Episcopal Church and enjoyed volunteering as a color guard mom with her daughter's school. Mary recently became an avid hunter with the help of her brother. She devoted her life to her family and to the love of children. She was loved by all and never met a stranger. Mary made the darkest hours seem as bright as the sun and always left a lasting impression on everyone. Mary will be truly missed.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Lloyd and Kathleen Christmas Sr.; her great-granddaughter, Jazele Martin; her father and mother- in-law, Harley and Betty Griffin and; her brother in law, Don Belcher.
Survivors include her husband, David H. Griffin Sr.; daughters, Lisa Cryder, Tammy Ludwig, and Erica Melton-Griffin; sons, David H. Griffin Jr. (D.J.), and Brian Griffin; daughter-in-law, Sabrina Griffin; son-in-law, Mike Ludwig; brother, Lloyd Christmas Jr.; sisters-in-law, Patsy Christmas, and Sue Belcher; grandchildren, Laura Cryder, Min D. Bush, Travis Griffin, Mikey Ludwig, Alex Johnson, Tristian Griffin, Kirstin Warlick, Rachael Ludwig, and Baby Griffin; great-grandchild, Jackson Cryder; and several nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon, Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at St. Monica's Episcopal Church with Father Bryant officiating.
Interment will follow at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens.
Serving as pallbearers will be David H. (DJ) Griffin Jr., Brian Griffin, Lloyd Christmas Jr., Trey Christmas, Phil Bush and Nicholas (Nick) Belcher.
The family will receive friends at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North-Cantonment on Monday, February 11, 2008 from 6 pm until 8 pm.
FAITH CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME North 1000 Highway 29 South Cantonment is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 2/12/2008.
Jimmy H. (Jim) Clark, Sr., age 62, of Milton, FL, passed away Tuesday, September 30, 2008. He was born April 16, 1946 in Geneva, Alabama to the late Edward Clark and Martha Elizabeth King Clark.
Jim enjoyed music including playing the saxophone and was a wonderful singer. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a member of Pleasant Home Baptist Church and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Sara Nell Jerkins and Martha Faye Stephenson. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy H. Clark, Jr. (Jennifer) and Jeffrey Clark; his loving companion, Sandy Faver; four grandchildren, Chance and Cydney Clark, and Porter and Cooper Garber, and three brothers, Charles E. Clark, Frank Earl Clark and Luther Stephenson.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 1:00 PM with Brother Mark Oaks officiating. Interment will follow at Crane Cemetery in Milton.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, October 4, 2008 from 11:00 AM until the funeral hour.
National Cremation & Burial Society of Milton has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Stella Sue Howard, went to be with the Lord on April 7, 2013.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, David Michael Howard; Parents, Curtis and Anne Cooper; and sister, Carolyn Lock.
She leaves behind: four children, Brian (Danielle) Howard, Robert (Wendy) Troy, Scheli Seay, and Stephanie (P.J.) Sherman; nine grandchildren ; one grandchild; Brother, Curtis (Butch) Cooper; and sister, Mary Gunther. May God watch over them and protect them all.
Stella was a loving wife and mother.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on April 16, 2013 at Heights Baptist Church, 600 Pickens Avenue, Pensacola, FL with Rev. Brian Nolt, officiating.
Trahan Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Lawrence "Butch" E. Davis, Jr., 62, of Pensacola, FL passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2009.
Butch was born in LaGrange, GA and graduated from Pensacola High School in 1964. He went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree from Auburn University. He worked as a Computer Programmer with Civil Service for many years. Butch was an avid bowler.
Butch is preceded in death by his mother, Alice B. Davis.
Survivors include his father, Lawrence E. Davis, Sr. and his sister, Sue D. Talbot both of Pensacola.
Memorial Visitation will be held 2-4pm Saturday, April 11, 2009 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel.
Contributions may be made to the Humane Society, 5 North "Q" St., Pensacola, FL 32505.
HARPER-MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 4/10/2009
Katie Dean ... I remember her only as "Diane" ... I met her in the 3rd grade and did not realize that we lived in the same neighborhood ... a few years later I became really good friends with she and her sister, Donna ... and spent lots of good times in their home.
May 22, 1991
Husband of Elayne, Father of Evonne.
Chuck, a very well-known bowler in the Pensacola regional area, and accumulated many wins and acheivements. He won the prestigious Southern Bowling Congress Championship, Singles Scratch Division, as Champion in 1978.
Chuck, a well-known bowler in the Pensacola regional area, accumulated many wins and acheivements. He won the prestigious Southern Bowling Congress Championship, Singles Scratch Division, as Champion in 1978.
Bayview Memorial Park, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida
Mr Jimmie Bruce Easom, age 62, of Donalsonville, died Tuesday, January 16, 2007, at his residence. A native of Donalsonville, he was born 16 June 1944, the son of Justine Parker and the late Jack Easom. He entered the US Army in 1967, serving almost three years and received several medals during the Viet Nam war. He sold insurance and was a truck driver for many years. He was a member of the Nazarene Church.
Survivors include his wife, Julian Ann Easom, Donalsonville; his Mother, Justine Parker McKenzie, Keystone, Florida; a son, Larry Easom and his wife, Jessica, Hinesville; two daughters, Kathy Nobles and her husband Kevin, Tabor City, NC and Kim Kelley and her husband, Casey, Donalsonville; a sister LeAnn Seay and her husband, Paul, Melrose; nine grandchildren, Heather, Kaitlyn, Brantley, Kerra, Jonathan, Brinlee, Rilee and Rilynn. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Joe and Jerry Easom.
From John Ingraham Berry on August 15th, 2014
JIMMIE BRUCE EASOM
June 16, 1944 ~ January 16, 2007 ______________________________________
Find A Grave Memorial# 34099813
Donalsonville, Seminole County, Georgia
Max Randall Godwin, 66 of Milton, FL passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013.
Mr. Godwin was born on April 23, 1946 to the late Fonzie Lee and Winnie Shiver Godwin.
He had worked 30 years for the Santa Rosa County Electrical Inspectors office.
He is preceded in death not only by his parents; his sister, Linda Joyce Bills; his brothers, James Royce Godwin and Fonzie Lee Godwin, Jr.; and his nephew, Matthew Solari.
Mr. Godwin is survived by his son, Jon Macon Godwin; daughter, Tracie Godwin; grandchildren, Randy Godwin, Brian Douglas Godwin, Amanda Sizemore; sisters, Laurice (Charlie) Solari and Marilyn Gale (Jim) Braswell; uncle and aunts, Eddie and Landis Godwin and Dorothy "Dot" Godwin; cousins, Clifford (Linda) Godwin; Mark (Aimee) Solari; nieces and nephews, Stephanie Solari, Courtney Solari, Bryan Martin Godwin, Tonya Henson, Brian James Godwin, Heidi and Scott Linde, Lee and Judy Bills, and Lynn Hendrickson.
Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel with Rev. David Floyd, officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Level Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 6-8PM at the funeral home.
Pallbearers: Clifford Godwin, Tyler Godwin, Charlie Solari, Mark Solari, Bryan Godwin, and David Hawkins . Honorary Pallbearers: William Brinson and Jim Braswell.
Lewis Funeral Home Milton Chapel entrusted with the services.
April 23, 1946 ~ March 11, 2013
Find-A-Grave Memorial: 106676724
Pine Level Cemetery
Jay, Santa Rosa County, Florida
From Gloria Godwin Mizell on August 7th, 2014
I did not meet Max until High School ... he sat right behind me in homeroom ... he was not really sure if I measured up to "his last name" ... but he had a wonderful sense of humor ... created lots of fun in the short time we were together each day.
On my first day at a new school in the 3rd grade, Pete sat right behind me. He immediately welcomed me and became my buddy ... he had a great sense of humor ... and during those first few weeks of school, he made sure that I knew where I was supposed to be. Since our last names were so close, he was in my homeroom for many years ...
From Pat Blitch Clark on August 4th, 2014
Pete sat behind me in Civics class where he kept us all in stitches. Not sure who noticed it first, but we began counting the number of times Mr. T would lift his pants with his elbows. Got to 56 in one class period. Didn't learn much. It was very sad to read of Pete's sacrifice many years ago. Finding his name on the Viet Nam Memorial in DC was a sad but proud moment. He will always be remembered fondly with a chuckle.
From ELIZABETH GOLIGHTLY on July 18th, 2014
I want to thank you for wanting to remember Pete. Even though he did not graduate with us, he was a part of our class. Due to family obligations, he spent his Jr. and Sr. years at Tate High School. He had moved in with his maternal grandparents to assist his aging grandfather with help on their farm in Barineau Park. After graduation he continued his education at Marion Military Institute in Marion, Al. He then spent his Army basic training at Ft Benning then on to Ft Leanar Wood in MO. We were married on Nov. 18, 1967. He was shipped to VietNam on Dec.11, 1967 where on Dec 23 he lost his life in service to our country. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
Glenn K. Joiner of McIntosh died Sunday at his home. He was 59.
Mr. Joiner was born in Pensacola. He lived in Gainesville from 1973 to 1985 and then moved to McIntosh.
He was a retired auditor with the Auditor General's Office.
He graduated from the University of Florida.
He had a lifelong interest in nature, dogs and performance Ford automobiles. He was an avid Gator fan.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Patricia Joiner of McIntosh; daughters Amanda Carpenter of Ankeny, Iowa, and Anna E. Joiner of Atlanta; his sister, Jan Joiner Kingsley of Fairhope, Ala.; his brother, Jimmy E. Joiner of Gainesville; and two grandchildren.
Arrangements by Milam Funeral and Cremation Services in Gainesville.
From John Ingraham Berry on August 15th, 2014
Glenn K Joiner
September 30, 1946 ~ February 5, 2006
Find-A-Grave Memorial: 97942759
Bayview Memorial Park
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida
KAMINSKI, Joseph E., 63, of Land O' Lakes, Fla., passed away Sunday, October 25, 2009. He was born in DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and moved to the Tampa Bay area in 1969. He served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. He retired from TECO in 2002, and was working for Progress Energy in Crystal River, Fla. He was a member of Our Lady Of The Rosary Catholic Church in Land O' Lakes, and he was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 8104. He was a fundraising volunteer for United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay for more than 25 years. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Kaminski. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Clare; sons, Joseph Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Jacksonville, Fla.; daughters, Jan and husband, Brian Beausoleil, and Sara Kaminski, both of Land O' Lakes; sister, Jeannine Rowell of Leesburg, Fla.; and three granddaughters, Morgan, Riley and Kacey. A visitation will take place 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 29, at Loyless Funeral Home. A Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, October 30, 2009, at Our Lady Of The Rosary, followed by burial at Florida National Cemetery. Donations may be made to HPH Hospice. Words of comfort may be expressed at Loylessfuneralhome.com
LOYLESS FUNERAL HOME Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - October 27, 2009 Edition: FINAL
January 8, 1946 ~ September 11, 1998 _______________________________________
Find-A-Grave Memorial: 96688766
Bayview Memorial Park
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida
From Pat Blitch Clark on August 4th, 2014
Ken was my best Buddy from 7th grade on. His brother Malcolm, was dating my best friend Dora June Brady, so we were "chaperones". Ken taught me a flim flam & a perdiddle and looked after me all the way through PJC. At our 20th reunion, Ken & I discovered that we were both divorced and he was on his way to Dallas as a Republican convention delegate. I lived there so we reconnected and continued to see each other for several years, playing in Pensacola, Steamboat, Orlando, etc. He was a joy to know and loyal to a fault. Unfortunately, I was in Arizona when he passed, & I could not get a flight in time for the service; my sister Kathleen, went in my place. He had been a wonderful friend to her too. We miss him and Dora and Malcolm too. ACW Superfund site got Dora, Monsanto/Chemstrand got Malcolm, so my oldest and closest friends are gone at very young ages. Rat a tat tat drummer boy.
Betty Lynn Lang, 62, of Pensacola passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2009.
Betty Lynn was born in New Orleans, LA while her father completed medical school at Tulane University, and moved to Pensacola, FL at the age of 4. Betty Lynn attended high school at Gulf Park Girls Academy, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of West Florida. She briefly taught Business at Pensacola Jr. College and married Edward Brian Lang in 1972. Betty Lynn is remembered by her involvement in local charitable and civil organizations, her admiration for floral designs through weddings, Christ Church, and numerous functions, and the love of her friends and family, especially the YaYa girls.
Betty Lynn is survived by her husband Edward Brian Lang of Pensacola; daughters, Melissa Lang Brannon of Jacksonville, FL and Catherine Lang Sutton of Birmingham, AL; granddaughters, Payton Raines Brannon and Paige Riley Brannon of Jacksonville, FL; and grandson, Colten Bryant Sutton of Birmingham, AL; brother, O. Gordon Nix, Jr. (Buddy) of Pensacola, FL; sisters, Jane Reid of Valpariso, FL and Suzanne Nix
I remember Hariliee so well; I can see her face in my mind and I'm so sorry to hear she's off the planet already. It would have been lovely to see her again. She was always so nice and had a great smile.
Michael David Sharp, 60, of Pace, FL passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2007.
Mr. Sharp was born in Pensacola, FL on November 10, 1946. He graduated from Pensacola High School in 1964, and attended Pensacola Junior College. In 1966, he married the love of his life Lyra Elizabeth Richbourg, and together they raised three wonderful children. Mr. Sharp retired from NADEP in 1995 after 30 years of service in manufacturing. He moved to Pace, FL in 2005. He will be remembered for his life-long love of coaching baseball and football. He was also an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors.
Survivors include his loving wife Lyra R. Sharp, of Pace, FL; son Michael D. Sharp, II and his wife Lynn, of Pace, FL; daughter Michelle Page and husband Todd, of Pensacola, FL; daughter Christy Nobles and husband Forrest, of Pace, FL; grandchildren Tyler and Megan Sharp, of Pace, FL, Laurel Nobles, of Pace, FL, Kasey and Max Page, of Pensacola, FL; mother Lorraine B. Sharp, of Houston, TX; and sister Patricia S. Smith and husband Tom of Houston, TX.
Visitation will be held 2-4pm Sunday, July 1, 2007 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 4400 Bayou Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32503 or to the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org.
HARPER-MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.
Fred was born on May 24, 1946 and passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.
Fred was a resident of Fort Walton Beach, Florida at the time of his passing.
Fred graduated from Pensacola High School in 1964, Pensacola Junior College in 1966, and the University of West Florida in 1968, where he was a charter class member and received a B.S. in Management. He received a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Troy State University.
He is survived by his wife Kay.
A time of visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Ft. Walton Beach on Saturday, August 27 at 10 a.m. A Celebration of Life service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be held on Monday, August 29, 2011 at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL at 10:15 a.m.
Floral arrangements will be accepted at the church or contributions may be sent in Fred's memory to First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach, FL.
Bob was married to fellow classmate, Barbara Wheelbarger, for 20 years. His entire life was dedicated to space management at Kennedy Space Center. If he wasn't smoking cigars in his "man cave" or woodworking shop, he was traveling. Leukemia took his life in October 1989.