Joseph "Joe" Klausner , age 91 of St. Louis passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015.
Joe was a great manager and leader (VP) at McDonnell Aircraft, and McDonnell/Douglas for 30 years before retiring.
Following is from StL Post 080615:
Klausner, Joseph E. of St. Louis on August 2, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Julia (nee Sandor); loving father of Janice (Bill) Palmisano, Karen (Paul) Altnether and Jean (Patrick) Blair; beloved brother of Mary Jane Leach-Abel; dear grandfather and great grandfather.
Joe was a veteran of the Navy during World War II. After the War he returned to St. Louis. He retired from McDonnell Douglas after 30 years and retired to Florida. In the last few years he returned to St. Louis after the death of his wife.
Services: Memorial service 1:30 pm Saturday, August 8 at Hoffmeister So. Co. Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO. Visitation 12:30 pm until time of service. In memory of Joe contributions are encouraged to Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 12503 Village Circle Dr., Sunset Hills, MO 63127. www.hoffmeistersouthcounty.com
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JAMES T. ROSE , age 80 of Merrit Island, Fl passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015.
James Turner Rose, 1935-2015, known throughout the space community to have been an early pioneer of space as a place for commercial pursuits, Jim Rose was among the first to develop a business proposition that involved capturing the advantages of microgravity.
Jim devoted his life to the advancement of space. His first position was as an aeronautical research engineer at Langley Research Center developing satellites for the Vanguard program. Next, as one of the first Space Task Group members he became a NASA project engineer on Project Mercury and in 1961, joined NASA's advanced manned space project later named Gemini.
In 1964, Jim joined McDonnell Aircraft, Gemini's contractor, as systems control manager for guidance and control.Throughout his career, Jim moved between government and industry, always opening new frontiers: in the space realm and in boardrooms. Jim continued with McDonnell Douglas Corporation in positions of increasing responsibility until 1974 when he returned to government service under his mentor, John F.Yardley. From NASA headquarters in Washington DC, he directed vehicle development and engineering on the space shuttle program.
Jim Rose returned to McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company in St. Louis in 1976 as manager of space shuttle payload development for research and commercial applications of space. In that capacity, Jim applied his talent and skill toward utilizing the nation's space transportation system for commercial advancement. He created Electrophoresis Operations In Space (EOS), the first joint endeavor agreement between industry and NASA to bring space commercialization into reality. This program exploited the unique aspects of space microgravity to separate pharmaceuticals in space. McDonnell Douglas partnered with Ortho Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson, on this far-reaching effort. EOS developed many firsts throughout its decadal longevity, including launching the first non-NASA shuttle passenger, McDonnell Douglas engineer Charles Walker, as a payload specialist. The program was dealt a significant setback by the loss of Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. During the flight hiatus, other scientific advances eclipsed the advances of space-based manufacturing, bringing EOS to an end.
Undaunted, in 1987 after 20 years with industry, Jim accepted a government position as NASA assistant administrator for commercial programs. In that capacity he continued to promote many possibilities for the use of space to a wide variety of business interests. At its zenith, more than 200 U.S. corporations attracted to space and other commercial applications were affiliated with the 17 NASA Centers for the Commercial Development of Space (CCDS). These non-profit consortia of industry, academia and government entities offered incubators for future space-based products and services.
Jim retired from NASA in December 1991. He continued to consult internationally for several years early in his retirement. An avid reader and international traveler, Jim maintained an active life on Merritt Island, Florida. Jim received many honors throughout his career, including NASA's Distinguished Presidential Rank Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a government employee, and NASA's Exceptional Service Medal; Aerospace Laurel Award; and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Lindbergh Award. He was a fellow of the AIAA.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Daniele Rose.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of James T. Rose to National MS Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163
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Gilbert B. "Bert" North, 93, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015.
North, Gilbert B. Died peacefully at his home on Thurs., April 30, 2015. Born near Winchester, IL in 1922 and married Martha Rose Jaspering in 1955. Preceded in death by son Tom, 1997, daughter Linda, 1999 and his twin brother Warren J. North. Gilbert earned his B.S. in Aero Eng at Purdue in 1947, was a member of Acacia, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma, Scabbard and Blade, rifle team and a 1952 graduate of USN Test Pilot School. He served during WWII as Army Combat Engineer and Fighter Pilot and later with Missouri Air National Guard, 110th Fighter Sq.,
Gilbert retired from McDonnell Douglas in 1985 after 38 yrs, was an experimental pilot on XF3H, XF-88, F2H, F3H, and F-101 and managed/flew test programs at Patuxent NAS, Glenview NAS, Kirtland AFB, and Edwards AFB. His engineering assignments included Advanced Design, Mercury, Gemini, F-4, and F-15. On Mercury and Gemini at Cape Canaveral, MDC eng mgr on propulsion, environmental, fuel cell, and cryogenics.
He was a member of Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church, Air Force Association, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Masons, Scottish Rite and Shriners. Gilbert donated his body to Washington University School of Medicine. Memorial contributions to charity of your choice appreciated. Private arrangements by the ORTMANN STIPANOVICH Funeral Home.
Simos Ioannou , 84, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015.
Simos worked for McDonnell Douglas for many years, mostly on Spacecraft and Missile programs. He was in the Logistics dept., and was a pleasure and lots of fun to work with.
Simos's daughter, Kathy Ioannou sent us information about Simo's death and the upcoming memorial service. Kathy and the family want to be sure that anyone who would like to pay their respects is aware of Simo's passing and has knowledge of the memorial service on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Baue Funeral & Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay, St. Charles, Phone: (636) 940-1000, www.baue.com
Raymond "Ray" Hill, 93, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015.
Raymond D Hill, Jr., 93, of Cocoa Beach, FL, went to be with Jesus on March 20, 2015. A native of St. Louis, MO, Ray attended Washington University where he received a Bachelor's and Master's in Electrical Engineering and was a member of Theta Xi. He worked for Douglas Aircraft and McDonnell Corporation during the 1940's and 1950's. In 1964, Ray moved with his family to Cocoa Beach and was the Manager of the Florida Division of McDonnell Corporation during Project Gemini and later became Vice President and General Manager of the McDonnell Douglas Ti-Co plant. After retiring from the aerospace industry, Ray was a representative for Janco Greenhouses.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach and Boy Scouts of America and also served in the United States Navy during World War II. He enjoyed golf, photography and restoring cars. Ray was a kind, caring and generous man who loved his family and especially enjoyed being a Grandfather ("Poppy"). He will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Jeanette S. Hill and two sons: Thomas S. and Richard S. Hill. Ray is survived by his two daughter-in-laws: Sharon K. Hill of Merritt Island and Marcia C. Hill of Vero Beach; two grandchildren: Ashley R. Hill and Kristin R. Burri; and great-grandson, Mason T. Burri.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cure Alzheimer's Fund at curealz.org or sent to 34 Washington Street, Suite 200 Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. A graveside service will be held at Brevard Memorial Park on Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 2PM.
For more info., See Raymond D. Hill Jr.'s Obituary on FLORIDA TODAY
Seaton, Theodore William "Bill", age 86, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015.
Theodore William Seaton, of Saint Peters and Florissant, MO, died on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the age of 86. Loving husband of the late Nancy A. Seaton; beloved son of the late Clarence and Wilhelmina Seaton; devoted father of David P. Seaton, Alan W. Seaton, and Lila M. (Mike) Noble; cherished grandfather of Alan W. Seaton, Jr., Nancy (Cris) Huaman, Carrie (Dan) Kistner, Mary Ellen “Molly” Noble, and John Noble; treasured great-grandfather of William Kistner and Evelyn Kistner; dear uncle, and kind friend to many. He is preceded in death by his siblings Jane Seaton, Donald Seaton, Lila Mae Seaton, Marion Seaton, Stanley Seaton, and Allen Seaton.
Theodore William, known as “Bill” was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. As a child in the 30’s, Theodore would go to the Old Sportsman’s Park at Dodier and North Grand , and watch baseball with his brothers and the neighbor kids every summer weekend, all day long, sometimes even during the week. Bill and his sons, David and Alan, attended the last game at Sportsman’s Park in May 1966, and the first game at the new Busch Memorial Stadium downtown a few days later.
“Bill” Seaton worked at McDonnell Aircraft in North St. Louis County for 35+ years, and worked on such high profile projects in the NASA Space program such as Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, and America’s first space station, Skylab.
Always thinking of others, Dad worked to make others happy.
Visitation: Monday, March 23, 2015 Time: 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm. Baue Funeral & Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay, Saint Charles, MO 63301
Moorehead, Richard B., age 87, passed away Tues, March 3, 2015.
Beloved husband of Jenean L. Moorehead (nee Oakleaf), dear father of Geoffrey (Jennifer)Moorehead, Lisa (Greg) Howard and Tim (Konia) Moorehead, dear grandfather of Clare and Kate Moorehead, Ross and Annie Howard, Andrew and Bailey Moorehead, dear brother of the late Toni Glaze.
Richard worked at McDonnell Aircraft/McDonnell Douglas (MDC) in Aircraft Design. Much of his time at MDC was in the F4H cockpit Equipment design group. Most of his friends and teammates knew him as "Red Sox" or "Dick". Richard retired from McDonnell-Douglas after a lengthy career.
Memorial service Fri., March 6, 11 am at Webster Hills United Methodist Church, 698 W. Lockwood, 63119. Private interment, National Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Ass’n., 9370 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63132.
Powers, John (Jack) Ransford 90, a longtime St. Louis resident and decorated WW II and Korean War veteran who served in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines, died peacefully, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Scottsdale, AZ, where he had lived for the past 10 years. Born in Chicago, July 14, 1924, Jack had a love of aviation from the time he was a little boy, and had a 30year career at McDonnell-Douglas. He was predeceased by his wife, Marijane. He is survived by his daughters Barbara Berry of Kirkwood and Mary Viginia Powell of Pasadena, CA; brother, Rance (Wilma) Powers of Chicago, grandsons Patrick Berry and Brian Grass and great-grandchildren, Jack and Francie Berry. Jack was predeceased by his sister, Mary Jean Farley, and brothers Donald Powers and Thomas Powers. Loving uncle and friend to many and a proud American. Services: Visitation at Kriegshauser West, 9450 Olive Blvd., on Friday. Feb. 27. From, 9:30 am until time of service at 11:30 am. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project appreciated to PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Flynn, Clayton Burris Jr.82 passed away, Saturday, February 7, 2015. Beloved husband for 63 years of Helen Flynn (nee Faulconer); loving father of Darrell and Jeffrey Flynn and Rhonda (David) Meczkowski; cherished grandfather of Chelsea and Morgan Meczkowski and Megan Flynn. Brother of Robert and Reynolds Flynn. Loving Uncle, Cousin and friend of many.
Clayton had 82 years to touch the lives of those who knew him. He was born in Nicholas County, KY on March 6, 1932. Clayton graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating from the University of Kentucky Clayton served in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant. After returning Clayton attended the Florida Institute of Technology with a Masters degree in System Management. He was employed by McDonnell Aircraft Corporation after retiring with 35 years of faithful service. During his time at MCDonnell Douglas he worked on the following programs: Apollo, Gemini, Mercury and Skylab, Tomahawk Missile System. Clayton was a charter member of Chesterfield Community Church since 1973 serving in different capacities. He loved his church and church family.
Services: Funeral service at Chesterfield Community Church, 14647 Ladue Road, Chesterfield, Friday, 10:30 a.m. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association. Visitation at the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Thursday 4-8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's on-line guest book at Schrader.com.
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