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In Memoriam

New In Memoriam Page
Posted: August 1, 2012

A new In Memoriam page has been created to post announcements of Intelsat colleagues and members of IRA/IRAA who sadly have been lost. The dates of their passing are also published in our bi-annual Re-Intelsat Newsletter.

Scroll down below to view Obituaries/Death Notices by DOD. 

Click Excel listing sorted alphabetically and by date of death (DOD).

If anyone may know details of the passing of our Intelsat friends/colleagues below, please kindly EMail info to info@mhiraa.com:

- Royal Bailey (IOC/Communications Center)

- Hassan Koibla (Operations/Antenna Verification)

- Joe Moore (TVSC)

If you may know of other former colleagues or members who have been lost and whose names do not appear here, it would be greatly appreciated if you may please let us know the details along with any Obituary newspaper announcements if available electronically. Please kindly Email to: info@myiraa.com.


Current Year:

24 March 2022
Pat Surman


Pat Surman

Neighbor and close friend, Susan Flashman, announced that Pat was rushed to the hospital after a fall in her home, where it was soon determined that she fractured her hip.  As she was under stress and experiencing discomfort, pain medication was administered to her but sadly, she apparently succumbed to kidney and heart failure prior to going into surgery.  She just turned 91 on March 11.

Pat was a kind and compassionate cat rescuer who lovingly cared for several felines in her home.  She also generously bequeathed her body for science to Georgetown School of Medicine.  A celebration of life for Pat will be held in Moutn Rainier in the near future.

25 February 2022
Catherine Syron


Catherine Mary Syron

On February 25th, 2022, Catherine left us, after having
bravely fought her illness, with courage and positivity, for the
last year and a half.

She leaves behind her beloved son, Dylan, who was the centre of her life. She will be sadly missed by her mother Anne, sister Judy, brother-in-law Paul and her many friends all over the world.

Catherine had a special aura which drew people to her. She exuded calm and peacefulness. She was non-judgemental and always managed to see the good in a person or situation, helped by her great sense of humour.

She managed a career in telecommunications among other specialities, and promoted women in science and engineering. After her first diagnosis she put her energy into helping others and became a registered yoga teacher, later offering classes to cancer survivors.

She had a great love of nature and embraced all things spiritual. She loved to travel and was always curious about the world and people around her, as shown by the amount of books she collected covering every subject imaginable. Catherine always gave generously of her time and wisdom. She loved learning, and was part way through her Pilates Teacher Training, showing her determination to keep embracing life and new opportunities.

She was thankful for her amazing life and excited and hopeful for her next adventure.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to INOVA Life With Cancer by selecting on the link under "Donations" below.

Click HERE to link of obituary.

3 February 2022
Svend Aagesen


Svend Aagesen

Learned of the passing of Svend Aagesen on 3 February 2022. Jean-Paul Berges is taking care of cremation on behalf of Svend's twin sister, Margit, who lives in Denmark.  There will be a Celebration of Life in March when Margit will visit Tahoe.

Click HERE to link of obituary.




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