George Leedom - April 3, 1999

Date: Sun, 04 Apr 1999 22:43:54 -0500
From: David Slowinski <>

George Leedom, one of the Cray pioneers, passed away Saturday morning at his sister's home in Billings, Montana. George was a logic designer who most recently worked on T90 memory design.

George had been making good progress in his fight against his lung cancer that was discovered last November. George and I were planning a sailing adventure together to help deliver a sailboat from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to Los Angeles and were just days away from sailing away when George was diagnosed with brain cancer three weeks ago.

George was an inspiration to many of us for his remarkable success pursueing excellent adventures with minimal interference from the normal burdens that seem to shackle others.

To the end George's positive attitude and sense of humor were intact.  He passed away quickly and without pain or regrets in the company of loving family.

David Slowinski

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