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September 18, 1938 - May 18, 2013  

Jerry Linstedt, age 74, passed away peacefully at his home in Copperopolis, CA, two months after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
Jerry was born in Turlock, CA the youngest of three children. He graduated from Gilroy High School in 1956 and from UCLA in 1960. He entered the US Navy in 1960 and achieved the rank of Commander before being retired in 1981. He was a Navy Cryptologist and during his career made significant contributions to the U.S Intelligence Community. He was a recognized authority on computer systems. The Navy recognized his skills and early in his career ordered him to The American University where he earned an MS degree in Computer and Information Systems. His assignments with the Naval Security Group took him on tours to Japan, Germany, Cyprus, Spain, and Ft George G Meade, MD.
Following his Naval career Jerry worked for GTE Government Systems in Mountain View. He retired, after 18 successful years in industry, from Lockheed Martin as the Vice President of Mission Ground Systems, San Jose, CA.
Jerry is survived by his three children and their families, including eight grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Rhondda Bradbury of Santa Cruz.
He will be interred at San Joaquin National Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA with full military honors.

Published in The Washington Post on June 20, 2013
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