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WILLIAM M. DECK II

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DECK WILLIAM MEADE DECK, II "Bill" Of Springfield, VA, passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2012 surrounded by his family. Bill was the beloved husband of 57 years to the late Elizabeth "Bunny" Deck, who passed away in 2011. He was the loving father of Linda Anne Wooldridge and her husband, Don of St. Petersburg, Florida, William M. Deck, III and his wife, Donna of Hopewell Junction, New York and Susan E. Deck of Springfield, Virginia. He was the cherished grandfather of D.J., Cindy, Meade, Jared and Janet. Bill was predeceased by his brothers, Frederick Webster Deck, Jr. and John Wheaton Deck. A Washington, DC native, William Deck was born at Walter Reed General Hospital. He was a graduate of the Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut and attained undergraduate and graduate degrees from the George Washington University. Mr. Deck was employed by C and P Telephone in 1952. After progressing through various positions, he was appointed in 1969 to implement the first computer-assisted switchboard, known as the Traffic Service Position System (TSPS). As a result of this work, five large TSPS operator offices were placed in service in the Washington area during 1970-71. These computer offices took over all of the operator assisted long distance work for the Washington metropolitan area, and Mr. Deck was appointed District Manager of this new group. Following this assignment, he was transferred to New York to assist other Bell System companies in their implementation of this system. From 1986 until his retirement in 1988, Mr. Deck was Director for Network Services for the seven companies then comprising Bell Atlantic. Mr. Deck was active in the Telephone Pioneers and was president of the Northern Virginia chapter of TPA from 1994 to 1995. He was also active in service to the Library of Congress Talking Books program from 1980 until 1990. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. A Memorial Service will be held at the Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer, VA with Inurnment to follow in the Columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery with Military Honors at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to a . A Memorial Service will be held at the Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer, VA with Inurnment to follow in the Columbarium at Arlington National Cemetery with Military Honors at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to a .


Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 7, 2012
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