Roll Call of the Departed

In memory of the members of our community who have passed on and are now waiting in Fiddler's Green for the rest of us. Their contributions and fellowship are deeply missed by us all.
Craiglxviii
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Re: Roll Call of the Departed

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Thanks Jan. I think I saw your FB posts a few months ago but didn’t realise it had happened this year.

Yes they’re certainly family; he was around for all of my children coming home from hospital after birth to assert his rights to First Cuddle. What made it worse is that it happened whilst we’re on holiday, so the cat sitter (who’s known Hector for about 8 years) found him collapsed this morning and had to deal with him, and the aftermath at the vets.
M21Sniper
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MKSheppard wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:00 am ATMahan (Andrew Jensen)
Seer Stuart (Stuart Slade)
Edgeplay cgo (Dennis Novak)
I have not posted here in years, but I suspect the old timers will remember me. Really sorry to hear about the loss of edgeplayCGO, I always enjoyed his posts.
Craiglxviii
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M21Sniper wrote: Tue Sep 19, 2023 7:19 pm
MKSheppard wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 4:00 am ATMahan (Andrew Jensen)
Seer Stuart (Stuart Slade)
Edgeplay cgo (Dennis Novak)
I have not posted here in years, but I suspect the old timers will remember me. Really sorry to hear about the loss of edgeplayCGO, I always enjoyed his posts.
Glad to see you back :)
M21Sniper
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It's nice to see you're still around and kicking Craig.
I don't know that I'll be posting here a whole ton, but anyone so interested can follow my daily antics on my youtube channel.
youtube.com/@valorius

Have a great day old friend.
Craiglxviii
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M21Sniper wrote: Sun Sep 24, 2023 5:11 am It's nice to see you're still around and kicking Craig.
I don't know that I'll be posting here a whole ton, but anyone so interested can follow my daily antics on my youtube channel.
youtube.com/@valorius

Have a great day old friend.
And subscribed!
Lordroel
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M21Sniper wrote: Sun Sep 24, 2023 5:11 am It's nice to see you're still around and kicking Craig.
I don't know that I'll be posting here a whole ton, but anyone so interested can follow my daily antics on my youtube channel.
youtube.com/@valorius

Have a great day old friend.
Liked and subscribed, that is what this board does.
M21Sniper
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Re: Roll Call of the Departed

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Thank you gentlemen. Hopefully you will find some modicum of entertainment on my humble youtube channel.
Craiglxviii
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Another name to add

Post by Craiglxviii »

Chaps, I don’t know if any of you ever corresponded with Nathan Okun over on Navweaps. Sadly, I only just found out that he passed away on 11 Jan of this year.
Obituary
Nathan Farrell Okun, 75, of Oak View, died January 11, 2024. He was born on December 22, 1948, in Culver City, CA, as the eldest son of Maxine and John Okun. He is survived by his two children, Mark and Desiree Okun, a grandchild, Quinn Okun, a stepson, Joshua Fisher, as well as, his younger brother’s family Craig and Vivien Okun, nephew Justin Okun, niece Elizabeth Alleman and Elizabeth’s son Asher Alleman. He was also pre-deceased by his previous spouses, Jackie Okun (May 20, 1957 – Jan 24, 2000) and Gloria Okun (April 18, 1951 – September 10, 2002).

Nathan was a graduate of UCLA in 1972, where he obtained both a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics. After which, he began his career for the Navy as a civilian. His computer knowledge and attention to detail quickly helped him advance. Over the years he aided in the improvement naval radar systems as well as fire control systems for guided missile systems that became the prelude to vertical launch systems that are the standard today. He eventually retired from the US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme in 2013, after 42 years as a Computer Engineer.

Nathan was mostly known for his expertise in Steel Armor Penetration Dynamics for Naval Surface Warfare. His work in this field brought him worldwide acclaim as one of, if not the top, people in the study of naval armor and projectile design from 1859 through 1945. He wrote and co-authored many articles and books over the years including a couple in Warship International. He refined the equations of how face-hardened armor worked and he wrote a number of computer programs to simulate its effects. In addition, over the years he had great luck and exercised considerable skill and patience in rescuing several collections of data from being trashed or destroyed. These include a considerable number of ship blueprints and metallurgical specs of ships that were decommissioned and were set to be recommissioned, as well as the well-known “Hershey Files”, one of the largest collections surviving of original tests for armor of the time period.

Be it family or the many friends and colleagues that he made over the years, he will be deeply missed. He touched many lives throughout his life, his hobbies and his career, and to sum it up as he wrote many years ago, when he wrote Casey Retires, “I leave you now, one and all, and to all of you be kind.”
http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/default2_bioNO.php
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The last survivor of the Arizona has passed away.
“For a brick, he flew pretty good!” Sgt. Major A.J. Johnson, Halo 2

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