He eventually met my mother (Louada
Farnham) and they began dating. They married in June
of 1948, moved to Long Island and had six children,
3 boys and 3 girls.
In 1959, we moved to San Fernando
Valley, California for approximately 18 months as
my dad was sent out there on a special assignment
by Kellogg Company to work on designing controls for
defense missiles. Following the conclusion of this
assignment, we returned to Long Island, and in 1961
relocated to Miami, Florida.
In Florida, My dad worked for H. J. Ross & Associates
as a design engineer. He loved his work and made many
significant contributions. He was especially proud
of his work on missile controls.
Unfortunately, he passed away on March 12, 1976 at
the very young age of 50. He was diagnosed with acute
hepatitis. Back then, liver transplants did not exist.
I was 21 at the time that he died and we were quite
close. He was not only the best father in the whole
world (in my opinion), but he was a loving and caring
husband. He had a strong work ethic and instilled
great qualities in all of us children. He was very
patient and had a wonderful sense of humor.
I remember him telling stories about WW II; he was
quite proud of his accomplishments. I wish I had listened
more intently to those stories.