Recently Departed Colleagues & Friends

  • 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.

  • 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.

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