Tuesday, April 29, 2014

#106) Wow, 5 Years Of Librascope Memories!

Five years ago this month (April) the Librascope Memories website was first published on the Internet. Since that time, the website has grown considerably, and many Libravets, their family members, and countless others have enjoyed its historical content.

Currently, the Librascope Memories website includes:
- 301 Librazettes*
- 38 Librascope news items*
- 69 Librascope product literature sheets (advertisements)*
- 21 Misc. Librascope Brochures"
- 8 Sea Stories written by Libravets*
- 5 Librascope Videos
- 16 Librascope Photo Albums (including the past 5 Reunions)

* 100% searchable via the Librascope Memories Evernote website.

For those many Libravets who helped contribute to the website's success, I want to thank you. I believe the next five years will bring even more Librascope memories to our website for all to enjoy in the years to come.

PS: Only 185 days until the 2014 Librascope Reunion on November 1st! Please mark the date now.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

#105) In Memoriam - Charles "Chuck" Steele

The following obituary was received today from Chuck's wife Kathy.

Charles Gregory Steele; December 1, 1941 –  April 20, 2014

Charles “Chuck” Steele, 72, of Simi Valley went home to his Lord and Savior early Easter morning.  After a lengthy illness, he passed away peacefully at home with his family.  Chuck was born in Binghamton, NY to Catherine Beach and Charles Steele. He grew up in Owego, NY with his large extended family and many cousins, and there he developed a lifelong love of sports and an affinity for the NY football Giants.

Chuck graduated from Clarkson University in 1964 and had a long career in the Aerospace industry working for the Singer Corporation and BAE.  He was a devoted husband to Kathleen Barto and a loving father to their three children.  In 1977, the family moved from New York to Simi Valley, CA.  Chuck was an avid golfer and member of Sunset Hills Country Club.  He had a great sense of humor and loved to spend time with his family and friends.  Chuck will always be remembered with love and laughter by anyone who was fortunate enough to know him.

Chuck is preceded in death by his parents; and son, Timothy James Steele.  He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Kathy; his daughters Shelley (Chris) Karr and Jenny (Rick) Lewis; grandchildren Mathew, Kirstine, Justin, Jane, and Patrick; brothers John (Judy) Steele of NC, Howard (Rebecca) Steele of MI; and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 26th at 10:30 am at Grace Brethren Church, 2900 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:
The Samaritan Center of Simi Valley (www.thesamaritancenterofsimivalley.org).

Sunday, April 6, 2014

#104) A Race for Hope for Walt Picker

Fellow Libravet,

As you may have heard, former Librascope President Walt Picker has been bravely battling brain cancer for the past several months. Many of his friends have encouraged him with cards, letters, phone calls, etc. Walt's wife, Ann, reports that he has enjoyed and appreciated every single word of encouragement.

On May 4th, Walt's daughter Susan Picker Enriquez is participating in a run/walk for the “Cure Brain Tumors” organization in Washington DC. You can help all brain tumor patients by making a small donation to this cause. Just click on her personal page below to send in a contribution in honor of Walt.

Please click here to make your contribution: Susan's Personal Page for her Dad, Walt Picker

I'm certain the entire Picker family thanks you very much.