|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1911|
|Death: ||Jun. 13, 1995|
Santa Clara County
Born the year of the first Indy 500....Worked as a DOD Civil Servant from 1929 till 1946 or so at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Transferred to Ames Research Center before it became NASA. Made scale model wings of various supersonic aircraft before the barrier was broken. Did the experimental machining on the then new metal Titanium, which later became a major component in the infamous SR-71 Blackbird.
Went to work for Varian Associates in 1957 as a Prototype Machinist but advanced to Senior Microwave Technician before his retirement in 1973 at age 62.
He spent his remaining years chasing his first love...CARS...bought and restored a number of vehicles described by used car salesmen as "iron"...Old vehicles with a lot of miles, lovingly repaired and reconditioned.
Traveled the United States in his early retirement till failing health limited his travels to frequent trips to Reno and Southern California. Maintained permanent residence in Palo Alto, California from 1945 till his death in 1995. Sadly he missed the '95 Indy 500...he was too busy having heart attacks which he attributed to his "bad gut" which had plagued him most of his adult life, and only served to mask a life threatening condition which cost him his life after a 2 week stay at Stanford University Hospital in 1995.
Never had anychildren of his own but he was the only father I ever knew and the best friend a person could ever want
He will be sorely missed, I think about him daily.
My Father....My Best Friend....through out his life thru good times and bad...I could always count on him to "have my back.
His ashes were buried alongside his mother Jeannette Dalmas Tharp in the Dalmas Family plot. The Dalmas graves were relocated from the old Masonic Graveyard after the 1906 Earthquake.
A man of true honor and dignity, He would not hesitate to help a fellow human being as long as the other person was trying to go forward.
Woodlawn Memorial Park
San Mateo County
Created by: patrick gilmore
Record added: Dec 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17142158
another Veterans Day come and gone...as long as somebody remembers you..you live on forever...I remember you!!!Mac|
Added: Nov. 11, 2012
101 years....sheesh....it seems like forever since I talked to you, I miss you very much....save a place for me....I know you are.....I'll be there as soon as I can....Mac!!|
Added: Sep. 6, 2012
Still thinking about you...daily....|
Added: May. 16, 2012
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