In Memoriam – April
Norman Head – January 21
Lois Breer - February 4
David Pease – February 5
Vincent (Vinny) Picillo – February 7
John LeGare – February 9
Early Hudson – February 18
Alan Barton – February 20
Albert Koller – February 21
Wallace Erdman – February 23
Albert (Dr. Al) Nelson – February 27
Care & Concern – April
Allen Keefer, who retired in 2002 after 43 years at Martin Marietta, had open heart surgery to replace an aorta valve at ORMC on January 24th. While awaiting cardiac therapy as an out-patient, he is enjoying lots of TLC from his wife, Betty. Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Allen.
Al Brasher reports that William (better known as ‘Skip’) Weaver underwent hip surgery on February 13th at a hospital in Knoxville. I spoke to him on February 27th and he said he is doing fine. Skip retired in 1996 and moved to Tennessee in 2001. His daughter, Sharon, also a retired Lockheed Martin employee, lives with him. Skip and Sharon would be glad to hear from their friends and former coworkers. Their address is: 3413 Montlake Drive – Knoxville, TN 37920-2842 and their phone number is 865-382-1052. Give them a call!
John Levell’s wife, Dorothy, underwent surgery to replace a heart aorta valve at ORMC on February 10th. She is now in rehab at the Health Center of Windermere and is hoping to be able to return home in a couple of weeks. We will keep Dorothy and John in our prayers during this time.
Mitzie Wilson started at Martin in 1957 and retired in 1986, spending most of that time in the Quality Division. She and her husband, Don, moved to the huge metropolis of Flippen, Arkansas (population 1200!) and had many good years traveling in their RV to Texas and other states to visit family and friends. Even though Don passed away in October, 2012, Mitzie has chosen to continue living in the beautiful area they both loved, with her faithful doggie/companion, ‘Digger’. Unfortunately, she suffered a heart attack the first week in February and was rushed to the hospital in the middle of a snow storm by a wonderful neighbor, Dave Sutherland (also an MM retiree who drives a four-wheel SUV!). As of this date (March 3rd) she is awaiting a medication adjustment before beginning therapy, and is complaining about having ‘low energy’. (Mitzie – low energy? Now that’s hard to believe!) Jot her a note at: 544 Narrows Lane – Flippen, AR 72634. She would love to hear from you!