In Memory

Celia Yeack

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11/20/09 10:11 PM #1    

Jo Anne Michael (Killion)

Obituary Published: Friday, March 18, 1994 in the New York Times

Dr. Celia Yeack-Scranton, a physical sciences researcher for the International Business Machines Corporation in San Jose, Calif., died on Monday at the Mission Oaks Hospital in Los Gatos, Calif. She was 42.

The cause was ovarian cancer, said her husband, Robert Scranton.

Dr. Yeack-Scranton, who lived in San Jose, conducted research into magnetic recording technology, in which she held several patents. Earlier this year she was named an I.B.M. Fellow for her work. She held a doctorate in applied physics from Stanford University.

Besides her husband she is survived by a son, Peter, and a daughter, Karen, both of San Jose, and her father, William R. Yeack of Gainesville, Fla.

12/15/09 06:48 PM #2    

James Brenizer

I sat across from Celia in Mr. Wretchko's World History class as a Junior. She and I would always discuss history and the current assignment before the class bell would ring.

She was somewhat reserved and knew just about everything there was to know about history. I was able to keep up with her in that class, because history is my passion, but I did not do as well grade-wise in our other shared subjects. She and I were in other classes throughout our senior year. I remember her quiet, reserved demeanor and dark-rimmed glasses, which gave her a very studious look.

She was taken from us way too early in life and I know that she could have provided the world with so much more in the way of her work, and of course the love she gave to her family. I was honored to have known her.

Her friend in life,
Jim Brenizer, Class of '70

12/17/09 09:17 AM #3    

Sally Horsman Collins

Celia became a much-needed friend when I moved to the DeVeaux school district at the beginning of 8th grade. She was a sweet, caring person who shared her wealth of knowledge with anyone who asked or cared to listen. Jim is right in that she was very quiet. She and Phil Burke were the smartest people I knew in high school. Another friend GONE TOO SOON....
Sally Horsman Collins

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