Recently Departed Colleagues & Friends

  • Richard S. Finlay passed away on 15 August 2017 at the age of 87. Richard was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War Era before entering government service. Please click on his name to learn more about him. **Viewing to be held Sunday, August 20, from 5-8 pm at Barranco & Sons Funeral Home in Severna Park followed by a Mass to be said at St. John’s Parrish at 10 am on Monday, August 21. Interment will be at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Crownsville following. Flowers may be sent to Barranco & Sons funeral home or a Memorial Donation can be made in Richard’s name to the John’s Hopkins Transplant Foundation or Opportunity Builders, Inc. Donations made to the NCMF in Richard's name will help to place him in the NCMF's In Memoriam Registry.

  • Mr. James W. Pryde passed away on 10 August 2017 at the age of 90. A full obituary is forthcoming. Memorial services will be held on 22 August 2017 at the Spirit of Faith Christian Center, 2261 Oxon Run Drive, Temple Hills, MD 20748. A viewing will be held at 1000 hours and a memorial service at 1100 hours. Burial at Arlington Cemetery will take place at a later date.

    Please click on the photo of James or his name to learn more about him. You can also CLICK HERE to watch an NBC4 series "Code Breakers: The Invisible Cryptologists" that featured James. Donations make to the NCMF in his name will help to place James in the NCMF's In Memoriam Registry.

  • NCMF friend and colleague Brigadier General Neal T. Robinson died on 29 May 2017. Gen Robinson served as the former project manager for the New Museum Project during the NCMF BoD chairmanship of Gen Faurer. Gen Robinson will eventually be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. However, a memorial service was held in June. Please click on Gen Robinson's photo or name to learn more. You can also click on the In Memoriam ad above to make a donation to the NCMF in Gen Robinson's name and help to add him to the In Memoriam Registry.

  • Louis J. Bonanni, 86, passed away on 21 May 2017. He joined NSA in 1952 at Arlington Hall and served in a variety of operational and programming positions before moving into higher levels of management and leadership. He retired as the Chief of Staff in 1989 which at the time was the second-highest civilian position. Click on Lou's photo or name to learn more about his life and career accomplishments. You can also click on the In Memoriam Registry ad located above to make a donation to the NCMF in Lou's name.

  • Lawrence John Huber of Bowie, Maryland passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Interment with military honors was held on May 31, 2017 at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mid Atlantic Community Church, 2485 Davidsonville Road, Gambrills, MD, 21054 or the American Heart Association. Click on Larry's name or photo for more info.

  • 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.