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In memory of Qbasic Mac

Post by burger2227 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:01 pm

Mac has been a major contributor to the Qbasic community over the years. A few months ago, Mac was diagnosed with cancer and he passed away on Saturday. The following is his obituary from his daughter:

Hilliard Moffett McLamore, 72, died on June 14, 2008 at 6:30 p.m., at his home in Vienna, Virginia. Only five months ago, he was diagnosed with cancer (metastatic carcinoma of unknown primary). He was born on April 2, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas. He spent the majority of his school years in Texas, but also attended Kramer Junior High School in Anacostia for the spring and fall semesters of 1949.

?Mac? McLamore served in the Army from 1953 to 1956, and he was stationed for two years in Germany. He specialized in radar operation, radio operation (Morse code) and cryptography. After his honorable discharge, he attended the University of Texas, and earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He studied mathematics and electrical engineering, and graduated summa cum laude in 1959. He was also a Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of Texas.

As one of the first computer programmers, Mac started working for IBM in 1959 in Kingston, NY and he was quickly promoted and transferred to the Washington D.C. area, where he met his future wife, Gudrun Larsen of Denmark. In 1967, Mac moved overseas to work for Investors Overseas Services (IOS), and later, World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1974, he moved back to the Washington DC area for good, and worked as a database administrator for Boeing Computer Services (BCS). Throughout his career, Mac kept time with the rapid-fire changes in computing, and upon retirement, he devoted himself to a Q Basic Forum. No matter how much he knew, he was always willing and able to learn more.

His humility and good humor will never be forgotten. He is survived by his wife, Gudrun McLamore; his son, Lars Hilliard McLamore, of Burke, Virginia; his daughter, Christina McLamore, of Miami, Florida; two grandchildren; and two half-sisters.

The members of the Network 54 Qbasic Forum salute his efforts!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/13959/me ... +greats---

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Post by Imortis » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:50 am

That is very sad news and I wish his family and friends all the best in dealing with their loss.
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Post by sid6.7 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:54 pm

my condolances.....is that the same MAC that comes here?

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Post by MystikShadows » Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:35 am

Yes sid, it most definitaly was the same Mac.
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