Those that hang out on the 12vdc or micro-hydro groups probably know Nando (KC5FDW) well. He was a electronics engineer extraordinaire, and had hands on experience with the original Edison Batteries. I am sorry to relay the news that he has passed on. He went in for a triple bypass Dec. 18th, and left this world on Dec. 31st. He will be missed!
He studied at San Francisco State University and Healds College, and in 1963, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering. He was an assistant lab professor at Healds College when he met his beautiful future wife, Margoth Velez. They married March 8, 1969 in Bogota, Colombia and then enjoyed their honeymoon in Jamaica. After the honeymoon, he and his wife moved to Dallas, Texas where they have remained and called home. He loved his work and was very proud of it and the years he spent working at Rockwell International were particularly special to him. Throughout the years he worked on a variety of advanced defense systems that have kept this country safe. He fathered three beautiful children and loved them dearly. His greatest loves were electronics, computers, and soccer. He mastered electronic, mechanical, and electrical engineering and was an avid handyman and fixer-upper.