Author Archives: Jim Fortney

Harold (Hal) Griffin

I learned today that Hal Griffin of Operations passed away on Friday, August 7th, after a short illness. His funeral was held Monday, Aug 11th, at Jones Funeral Chapel 902 Preskitt Rd. Decatur, TX. There was a graveside service at … Continue reading

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Ralph and the Rabbits

Ralph Mauriello is in the news again, but this time he does not appear to be pitching a ball or singing. Catch the Eyewitness News account here. The text of the story is here.

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Tom McAusland

Thomas Dennis McAusland December 4, 1932 – June 5, 2011 Tom passed away after an acute illness at Providence Tarzana Hospital. He was born on December 4, 1932 in New York City to Thomas and Mary McAusland. He attended St. … Continue reading

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Fred Gurgiolo

Fred Gurgiolo was a very early employee of DSD when the main offices were on Sherman Way in 1962.  Over the years he was one of the primary Information Systems Support interface personnel to many of the Directorates in the … Continue reading

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Del Jacoby

Del passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011, after being diagnosed with lung cancer late last year.  His death was a shock to everyone, including his family. I’m still waiting for the Obituary promised by the family and will post … Continue reading

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