Cecil Rose, a long-time File 770 reader, died unexpectedly on May 14 at the age of 69.
As a member of the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech (VPI) Rose earned his B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering in 1968. He served in the Air Force, attaining the rank of Captain, and earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
After leaving the service he remained in the LA area, where he met his wife Carol.
He was a Jeopardy! champion, and a member of Mensa.
Rose joined the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society in 1993 and remained an active member until the end of the decade when he moved with his family to Cary, North Carolina, the state where he had grown up.
[Thanks to Francis Hamit for the story.]