Thursday, October 31, 2013

#93) LMCO Retiree Benefit Information

If Lockheed Martin (LMCO) currently administers your pension and/or medical insurance benefits, you may be interested in the following:

Yesterday I went on the LMCO Benefits web-site, because I had not yet received my 2014 Medical Insurance Annual Enrollment package. In the process, I found a couple unrelated problems that needed my attention.

I was told by a LMCO benefits representative that their web-site was redesigned about 10 months ago. As a result, my marital status was inadvertently changed from married to "single", and my e-mail address was somehow deleted. The representative I spoke to also told me that other retirees had made a similar discovery.

You can add your e-mail address on-line; however, you must telephone LMCO Benefits if you need to correct the marriage status indicated on your "Profile "page. If you do telephone them, you may be asked to change your PIN to eight digits. BTW, when you check your e-mail address, it is a good idea to also review and update your e-mail preferences.

Finally, I learned that the "snail mailing" of the 2014 Annual Enrollment (AE) packages were understandably delayed this year, but they are now in the mail. The 2014 AE is open from October 29 to November 14, 2013.

If you wish to check your LMCO benefits information, the contact information you will need is located on the LMCO "Contact Us" page at (refer to the 2nd paragraph - titled "Benefits").

Hope this helps,

Sunday, October 27, 2013

#92) Dr. Jack R. Pelamati, LCDR USNR (Ret)

The following message was received from Wendy Pelamati:

Hello Carl, 
This is Jack Pelamati's youngest daughter writing to let you know that my father passed away a few weeks ago. A copy of his obituary follows:

Dr. Jack R. Pelamati, LCDR USNR (Ret) 
Jack Pelamati passed away peacefully on October 6, 2013, at the age of 83 after a courageous 13-year battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was a highly accomplished man who lived his life with honor and integrity. He was a devoted husband and father of six children. He is survived by his wife Loretta of 60 years and his children Jack (Lisa), Sheryl, Kym (Kirk), Greg, Dean (Robyn), and Wendy, His eight grandchildren are Jack, Angela, Nicholas, Kevin, Kaila, Keely, Lacee, and Ryan. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.

Wendy Pelamati

Wendy later added:
The memorial service will be on December 28th at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Winnetka (Canoga Park) on Sherman Way and Corbin. We wanted to do it on his 84th birthday on the 29th, however, that is a Sunday which is church day.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

#91) Next "Has Beens" Luncheon - Wednesday November 6th

The following is an invitation to all Libravets and their guests from Ralph Simon:

Mark your calendar! I have arranged for our next Has Beens' luncheon to be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Hill Street Cafe located in Burbank. 

Please join us at 11:45 AM to share old war stories and current ailments at our usual spot in the back of the restaurant. I have made arrangements for a special menu with a set price of $15 per person including beverage and tip. 


PLEASE RSVP to by Monday, November 4th. Ralph will need a total head count for the restaurant by that date.

Hill Street Cafe in Burbank.
3301 N. Glenoaks  Blvd.