Dear Devon and Darcy -- We send our deepest sympathies about your father. He loved you all dearly. We will never forget the beautiful yacht that he built in his own back yard, or the Compass Rose he gave to your mother.
With much love, Marguerite, Byron and Nora
Dear Devon and Darcy,
I am sorry for the loss of your beloved father. He was such a kind, generous and funny man. Always so humble with all his
He was happy to help others and always upbeat with a smile.
He will be missed by many family, friends and community members.
Dear Darcy and Devon,
We have never met but I worked with your Dad for 7 years at ADL. I was one of a team of people who produced the compasses for the towed arrays. There wasn't a week that went by that he didn't mention one or both of you: he was extremely proud of you.
Through our path of life, if we are lucky, most of us meet a few people who are very special to us: your Dad was one of 5 people in the 69 years of my life who were very special to me. He was a very quiet, gentle, and unassuming man with a great sense of humor coupled with an extraordinary mind. He was always patient and respectful toward me and my questions and never ever made me feel less intelligent than he was. He encouraged and allowed me the freedom to explore and recommend possible solutions to compass mechanical production problems: a very unusual trait for a person in his position.
I fondly remember our lunch time discussions. One discussion was about the need for the use of “higher” mathematics in engineering (calculus) and he said that 95% of all engineering problems could be solved using ordinary arithmetic and that the reason “higher” math was taught in college was to teach the student to think. Or, another discussion about designing and building an addition to his house.
We were both men of the sea. He often told about living on his boat and the challenges that faced him during the winter. We had often talked about meeting one day on the “high seas” between Boston and Marblehead but that dream never came to fruition: I guess life had other priorities for both of us. He was a renaissance man: he could do anything he wanted to do.
I will miss your Dad. In my mind he was a great person and I was very lucky to have known him.
With great sadness,
Dear Devon: I'm very sorry about the loss of your father. He sounds like a great man. You must be very proud. All your friends at NAMI Mass are thinking about you. Laurie Martinelli
Devon and Darcy, I'm so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of and praying for you and your family.