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Don Bissell (#47302416)
 member for 5 years, 1 month, 21 days
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Bio Photo Aerospace project manager (retired), Sundstrand Aerospace Electric Power and Sundstrand Technology Development/Maxwell Data Management. Now historic preservationist having formed B&B Properties LLC and successfully restored a prominent building in downtown Rockford, IL.

With that accomplished have acquired several properties and buildings along Cedar Street -- an area that harks to the founding days of Rockford. Locals will recognize it as the former Shumway Seed Company and Condon Brothers Seedsman buildings. See

Founded "Friends of Ziock" aka "FOZ", to bring about the redevelopment of a landmark, 102 year old, 13-story building. UPDATE July 2015 -- basically on track for construction to start -- a unique four Star hotel -- "flag" not yet revealed. Working on catalysts for redevelopment of several other historic building in the immediate area.

Graduate: Univ of Illinois, B.S., Communication

Licensed commercial pilot since 1967; primary flight instructor since 1970, rotorcraft (helicopter) certification earned in 1989.

Experienced at rapid computer application development using MS-Access. Have developed broad range of very custom and complex applications for a range of specific and critical uses.

Interested in commercial and digital photography, lighting design, techology in general, historic preservation. Frequent international traveler.

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Lisa Davis
Your Dad
Hi Don,

I saw that your Dad's celebration of life is taking place today.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Bless the Bissell family.

Added by Lisa Davis on Oct 09, 2012 9:58 AM
Lisa Davis
Sylvia Bissell
Hi Don,

I would like to help you out with the photo request, but I'm not sure if we both are thinking about the same grave yard.

This is what I know as North Cemetery (and there is a sign there). It is on Court street, but it is a very small cemetery.

This is a map, with names written on it. I do not see the name Bissell.

can you help me out any further?

Added by Lisa Davis on Aug 19, 2012 6:03 PM
Anita A
Thank you!!!

I cannot thank you enough for finding the graves of John and Jeremiah and newspaper clippings for the family as well. You have gone above and beyond.

May I share the pictures you took with family online? If so, how would you like me to credit you?

Thank you again for helping to complete the final chapter of John's colorful biography.

Warm regards,

Added by Anita A on Jul 19, 2011 11:43 AM
Rita & Lee Gordon
Ambrose Lanier Gordon, Sr
Thanks for the photo
Added by Rita & Lee Gordon on Jun 07, 2011 5:43 AM
Lynn Hughes
Allan Partch
Thank you very much for taking a picture of my brothers grave. I live in Florida so I don't get to visit it often. Have a great day and thank you again!!
Added by Lynn Hughes on Jun 01, 2011 6:27 AM

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