Recently Departed Colleagues & Friends

  • Bill Talaber died 18 April 2017 at the age of 73. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served from 1961 to 1966. He was employed with the Department of Defense (NSA) from 1966 to his retirement in 1998. During his 37 years of service he was a TCOMMer and Manager. After his retirement he stayed active working for several defense contractors from 1998 to 2016. Bill had many hobbies and interests, and loved most spending time with family and friends. Please click on his photo or name to learn more. To make a donation to the NCMF in Bill's name - visit our online donation page and include Bill's name in the Tribute Section.

  • Dr. David H. Hamer passed away Monday, 3 April 2017. David served as the NCMF's Executive Committee Vice Acquisitions Chair and made many contributions to the success of the museum during his ten-plus years of service on the committee. He also served as the UK liaison and his presence and entertaining British humor will be especially missed by its members. His family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation in David's name. Click on David's photo or name to learn more about him and his career. Click on the In Memoriam Registry ad above to visit our online donation page where you can make a donation and include David's name in the tribute section of the form.

  • Joanne Bloom Perriens, 86, of Rockville, MD, passed away quietly at her home surrounded by her family on 23 December 2016 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Joanne majored in Political Science, and after graduation, made her way to Washington, DC, to work for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Soon thereafter, she began a long and successful 46-year career with the National Security Agency, where she rose to the senior executive level – a trailblazer for women in government. Click on her name or the image to learn more.

  • On November 3, 2016, the Ft. Meade cryptologic community lost Phil Bochicchio at the age of 93. Phil was an expert on the US Navy Cryptanalytic Bombe and was a member of the Navy team that did the servicing and installing of the Bombes. He enjoyed a close relationship with the National Cryptologic Museum, and supervised the move of the last existing Bombe from the Smithsonian, where it was on loan, to the National Cryptologic Museum...... Learn more about Phil by clicking on his name or photo.

  • On October 24, 2016, William E. "Ed" Kirk Jr. of Ellicott City, MD passed away at the age of 81 from complications of pneumonia. Ed's NSA career spanned 30 years. He retired in 1995. He first came to the NSA in 1958 under an RCA contract for an antenna design. In 1961 he joined the Agency, and at the time of his 1995 retirement, he was Deputy Chief of Installation and Logistics. He had previously been Deputy Director of the Office of Security for 11 years and Deputy Director of the Office of Contracting for three years. Mr. Kirk was a charter member NSA's Senior Cryptologic Executive Service. Click on his photo or name to learn more about him.

  • Mr. Peter J. Faletto, Jr. passed away on 21 October 2016. Pete enlisted in the Army Security Agency from 1960-1963 and entered on duty at NSA as an analyst in 1964 where he rose to Division-level management before retiring in 1998 with 35 years of service. Pete completed three field tours with the agency as an operations officer and manager, and was certified as a linguist. Click on Pete's photo or name to learn more about him and his career. Click HERE to make a donation to the NCMF in his honor.

  • Guy Harold Stephens passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, in Brandon, FL. Guy attended Marietta College but went on to serve in the U.S. Army during WWII before graduating. After the war, he found himself working with the federal government in Washington, D.C. His Army experience and work for the State Department evolved into career with the National Security Agency (NSA) where he was one of NSA’s original employees....... (read more)

    You can also click on Guy's name or photo to learn more about him. Please consider making a donation in Guy's name in order to help assure his place in the NCMF's In Memoriam Registry. CLICK HERE to make a donation.